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For her recent fundraising project to educate young girls in the Northeast region of the country, Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, was rewarded with a plague of excellence in philanthropy at the Soundcity MVP Awards held over the weekend.
Cuppy, who is an ambassador of Save the Children, a global movement made up of national member organisations that raise funds for children advocacy, marked her last birthday with the launch of her Cuppy Foundation. The fundraising event had the cream of the society in attendance donating to the cause of the DJ.
Coming on stage to receive her award, Cuppy brought along Kupe, one of the beneficiaries of her largesse. She expressed surprise that she would be on stage receiving an award that is not music related.
The popular DJ, in a moment of pride, told the large crowd that filled the Eko Convention Centre, that she is an embodiment of greatness.
“I’m 27 years-old,” she said, encouraging the youths to be inspired by her Cuppy Foundation and seek ways to make lives of the less-privileged better.
Despite the mild booing from the crowd, Cuppy stood her ground and ensured that she passed the message across.
It was the first time that the music awards organised by media mogul, Tajuddeen Adepetu, recognised exceptional individuals, who have done well in their various fields.
Other recipients of the excellence awards include the British-Nigerian professional boxer, Anthony Joshua for his excellence in sports; media entrepreneurs and political activists, Adebola Williams and Chude Jideonwo for their excellence in community and socio-political development; CEO of iCreate Africa, Bright Jaja for social entrepreneurship and digital influence.
Now in its fourth edition, The Soundcity MVP Awards is gradually becoming the grandest stage where creatives in the music space are awarded for their creativity and contribution in the promotion of African music to the world.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid welcome baby girl
Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik and US model Gigi Hadid have welcomed a “healthy and beautiful” baby girl.
Announcing the birth on Twitter, Malik, 27, shared a black-and-white picture of the baby girl’s tiny hand clutching his finger.
He wrote alongside the image: “The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.”
Hadid, 25, confirmed she was expecting in April while appearing on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
She told the US chat show host that she and Malik were “happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support”.
The couple have been dating on and off since late 2015.
Kumawood actor Longface bedridden with a strange sickness
It has come to our notice that Kumawood actor and events MC Long Face has been hit with an unknown sickness that has rendered him bedridden.
The actor, from what we have been told by a close friend of him is that he collapsed at an event he went together with a couple of friends last Saturday evening.
According to the account of the friend GhPage spoke to, Long Face and friends upon reaching the venue for their event which was a hangout, the MC who was running the show was doing a ‘wack job’.
So being good at it, Long Face’s pals called on him to go and take over from the MC. Initially, he resisted but later went on stage to take the microphone. He started to do his thing.
A few moments later “Long Face collapsed and was rushed home”. He was sent to a herbalist the next day and since has been on traditional methods to cure the sickness.
Photos of the current state of the comic actor turned musician has popped on the internet. His legs are swollen.
Long Face since his appearance in the movie industry has carved a niche for himself. He is counted among one of the best actors in Kumawood. The actor cum musician has about 3 songs to his credit.
Tyler Perry honored with Governors Award at 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Tyler Perry was honoured with the Governors Award at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.
The 51-year-old filmmaker and his foundation received the award in recognition of his work on inclusivity and philanthropic efforts.
As he accepted the award, he movingly reflected on his family history. He spoke about a quilt his grandmother had sewn for him when he first moved to Los Angeles, which represented key moments in his loved ones’ lives.
He said: “In my grandmother’s quilt there were no patches for Black people on television. And now her grandson is being honored by the Television Academy…
“We are all sewing our own quilt with our thoughts, our behaviors, our experiences and our memories.
“I stand here tonight to say thank you, to all of the people who are celebrating and know the value of every patch and every story and every color that makes up this quilt that is our business, this quilt that is our lives, this quilt that is America.”
The award was presented to Perry by Chris Rock and Oprah Winfrey, who hailed him a “visionary.”
Oprah said: “Tyler Perry has done what no one had done before him — make it as an outsider.”
Rock added: “And of course Hollywood welcomed an independent Black man with open arms. They thought he was just a fad.”
Winfrey continued: “Tyler ensured that Black people would be represented in front of and behind the camera.
“He is a man of deep faith, he is a visionary who is led by unwavering passion, and a businessman who bet on himself and in doing so, showed the world that there is a different path to ultimate success. He dreamed the impossible dream, he bore the unbearable sorrow and fought the unbeatable foe to run where the brave dare not go.”
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