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Actor Jim Lawson Maduike is Dead
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Actor Jim Lawson Maduike is Dead

Nollywood veteran actor, Jim Lawson Maduike is reportedly dead. Maduike died after complaining of body pains at around 12 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2020. The Nollywood actor, radio broadcaster, writer, voice-over artist, filmmaker and television personality featured in more than 150 movies.
Nicki Minaj Sued for Over $200 Million by Rapper Brinx Billions Over her song ‘Rich Sex’
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Nicki Minaj Sued for Over $200 Million by Rapper Brinx Billions Over her song ‘Rich Sex’

Nicki Minaj is being sued by another rapper over her song “Rich Sex,” which appeared on her 2018 album, Queen. Jawara Headley, who performs under the name Brinx Billions is seeking more than $200 million in damages from the rapper, Universal Music Group, Young Money, and Cash Money, according to TMZ. Billions reportedly wrote a similar version in 2016 and he claimed Nicki 'ripped off' his song for bop on her 2018 album, Queen. In documents obtained by the publication, Brinx alleged that Nicki told him it would be extremely marketable and become a global hit. He reportedly wrote the specific lyrics 'It ain't such a thing as broke and handsome.' Billions also claimed 'her song also has similar music, musical notes, musical arrangement, musical beats and musical rhythm.' ...
Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie
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Igbo People Can’t Unite for Presidency yet Talk about Biafra – Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie gave her opinion about Biafra during her interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The renowned writer wondered how Igbos can achieve Biafra when they can't unite towards selecting a Nigerian president who is from the region. The 43-year-old said Igbo people need to rethink how they strategise politically before talking about secession. She said: "There is no Biafra. There are new movements but, for me, it’s a question of being practical. Where would the border be? What is propelling these movements is a sense of marginalisation, which I think is completely valid. "But this idea that the answer is independence is what I’m not convinced of. Nobody has made a logical case for me. Quite frankly, I’ve observed the terrible leadership that we have in the southeast. ...
I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo
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I Was Never Engaged by the EFCC to Prosecute Senator Akpabio – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment has finally reacted to reports of leading a prosecution team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute Senator Godswill Akapbio after his tenure as the Governor of Akwa Ibom state. Festus Keyamo in his tweets, stated that Godswill Akpabio who is now the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has never been charged or arraigned by the EFCC in any court of law for any offence. The former lawyer of the anti-graft agency also wondered how he was engaged by the EFCC to prosecute a non-existent charge. His statement read in parts;   “Even without searching on Google the cases I have prosecuted, a simple telephone call as a journalist/writer to the spokesperson of the EFCC would have duly informe...
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Actress, Ireti Doyle Shares Childhood Photos To Celebrate Her 53rd Birthday

Writer, actor, producer and presenter Iretiola Doyle, turns 53 today, May 3. The award winning thespian took to her Instagram page on Sunday morning to express her gratitude to God. She also shared some lovely photos from her childhood. He has done all things well. There is sooooo much to be grateful for. Oluwa seun!! Ope mi po #Chapter53 #WrappedInGrace” she wrote   View this post on Instagram   He has done all things well. There is sooooo much to be grateful for. Oluwa seun!! Ope mi po? #Chapter53 #WrappedInGrace A post shared by Iretiola Doyle (@iretidoyle) on May 2, 2020 at 4:29pm PDT
How I Took Over A Colleague’s Role To Become Popular – Ireti Doyle
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How I Took Over A Colleague’s Role To Become Popular – Ireti Doyle

Nigerian actress, writer, producer, presenter and entrepreneur, Ireti Doyle revealed how she became popular in the movie industry in Nigeria She wrote I had been referred to this producer by a senior colleague. I read for a minor part and got the role. A few days prior to shoot, I was called in for a table read. For whatever reason (you call it luck, I call it grace) the girl who had been cast in the lead did not turn up and I was asked to stand in for her. Half way through the the read, the producer looked up and said ” o boy, e like say na dis girl go play this character o!”. And that; is how I got cast in my first lead role in a Nollywood film. Name of movie: “Dilemma” Produced & Directed by Theophilus Akatugba that year. Moral of the story: “Opportunity” can present its...
Toke Makinwa Cries Out As ‘Konji’ Hits Hard Over Coronavirus Outbreak
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Toke Makinwa Cries Out As ‘Konji’ Hits Hard Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Media Personality and writer, Toke Makinwa cries out as ‘Konji’ hits hard during quarantine and social distancing over coronavirus outbreak in the country as a whole. With the outbreak of Coronavirus pushing the Federal Government into making some critical decisions which includes asking citizens to stay at home, Toke Makinwa is having a hard time with the decision. The beautiful model who could not hold it to herself anymore took to her Twitter handle to voice out her frustration as she lamented on how being a single lady at this time could be. She posted:
Popular writer, Ayishat Akanbi cousin becomes the first Nigerian to die of Coronavirus
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Popular writer, Ayishat Akanbi cousin becomes the first Nigerian to die of Coronavirus

Popular writer, stylist, Ayishat Akanbi, cousin becomes the first Nigerian to die of Coronavirus. This news now discredit the myth that black people / Nigerians don’t affected by the virus Furthermore, the stylist took to her Twitter handle to mourn her cousin who a doctor and in her early 30’s . she wrote: My cousin who is a doctor and in her early 30s died of Coronavirus this morning for anyone irresponsible enough to think black people are immune
You Want To See Me Off My Clothes? Simi Asked In This Viral Video (Video)
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You Want To See Me Off My Clothes? Simi Asked In This Viral Video (Video)

The popular Nigerian musician, Simi is a Nigerian singer, writer and actress. The singer caught almost everyone attention in the viral video she posted online. Simi took to her Twitter account with over 1.6 million followers to share a viral video that some can not keep their eyes away from. She was spotted wearing a very nice dress. She was talking about how she will remove her make-up before someone intervene and told her to go and remove the nice dress. Simi seems little surprised at this as she asked the lady to repeat her statement. After repeating the statement, Simi said “You want to see me off my clothes? Don’t forget, somebody wife me o” This have caught a lot of attention on social media. Watch Video Video Player http://talkofnaija.com/wp-conten...
Actress Maria Bello, 52, Announces She’s Engaged To Her French Chef Girlfriend Dominique Crenn, 53
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Actress Maria Bello, 52, Announces She’s Engaged To Her French Chef Girlfriend Dominique Crenn, 53

American actress and writer, Maria Bello is engaged to her girlfriend Dominique Crenn, 53, a chef from France. Maria, who is best known for her TV shows ER and NCIS shared the happy news at the Elton John Oscar-viewing party in Beverly Hills. ‘We’re pretty happy, considering we just got engaged,’ she told Entertainment Tonight. ‘So, this is sort of our fun time out in Hollywood for the first time since we’ve been engaged.’ The lovebirds became engaged when on vacation in Paris in late December, according to the site. ‘It was very surprising, but meant to be. It’s about time. I’ve finally grown up enough to get married. I think we just light each other up,’ said Maria. The pair were pictured together at Elton John Oscar viewing party holding each other while also gazing a...
Never Make Your Sons Feel that their Sisters are there to Serve them- Writer Buchi Solomon
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Never Make Your Sons Feel that their Sisters are there to Serve them- Writer Buchi Solomon

In a post shared on his Twitter handle, writer and prolific feminist, Buchi Sololomon, appealed to parents to create time to focus on properly grooming their male children. In his thread, Buchi opined that parents should desist from making their sons see their sisters as people who are meant to serve them when they need help for something they can do themselves. He also pointed out that parents should stop seeing the girl child as their co-parents to their male children. Read his thread and tell us what you think
JK Rowling stuns with completely new look
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JK Rowling stuns with completely new look

Harry Potter author JK Rowling stunned on the red carpet with her new glamorous and very youthful look. The writer, 54, looked absolutely incredible as she attended the premiere of HBO documentary Finding The Way Home on Wednesday night.  
“It’s Almost As If We Have Forgotten How To Be Ashamed” – Chimamanda Adichie
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“It’s Almost As If We Have Forgotten How To Be Ashamed” – Chimamanda Adichie

Felabration 2019, A festival organised to celebrate the late Nigerian Legendary Afrobeat Artist -- Fela Anikulakpo Kuti began with a symposium. The topic was "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense". The speakers invited to speak at the symposium were: Akala (United Kingdom) Chimamanda Adichie Bobi Wine (Uganda) Prof Akin Oyebode Venue was at NECA Hall, Hakeem Balogun Street, Ikeja Lagos At the symposium, while speaking of the deplorable condition of Nigeria, the Nigerian Popular Writer and Novelist, Chimamanda Adichie said :“It’s almost as if we have forgotten how to be ashamed” Other dignitaries, including Nigerian Playwright and Noble Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka were present at the symposium.
Betty Irabor Curses Lecturers Involved In Sexual Exploitation Of Female Students
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Betty Irabor Curses Lecturers Involved In Sexual Exploitation Of Female Students

Nigerian Columnist, Philanthropist, writer, publisher and found of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor took to her instagram page to curse lecturers that her involved in sexual exploitation of female students. AS A NIGERIAN PARENT, I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGISE DEEPLY ON BEHALF OF NIGERIAN PARENT'S FOR ALL THE TIMES WE HAVE FAILED OUR CHILDREN. AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO #SEXFORGRADES, MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS OUR ROLES AS PARENTS; I ASK MYSELF, " COULD I HAVE TOLD MY MUM AS A YOUNG GIRL THAT A LECTURER WAS ASKING ME FOR SEX FOR GRADES? THE ANSWER IS A "NO!" WHY? "BECAUSE I MUST HAVE SAID OR DONE SOMETHING WRONG. I WOULD END UP BEING THE GUILTY ONE". FOR THIS SAME REASON, PREDATORS, RAPISTS GET AWAY WITH MURDER. ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS THREATEN THE PETRIFIED CHILD WITH " I WILL TELL YOUR MOTHER OR FATH...
Who Is Kiki Mordi? BBC Journalist Exposed Sex For Grade In University
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Who Is Kiki Mordi? BBC Journalist Exposed Sex For Grade In University

Port Harcourt born Kiki Mordi is a BBC Africa radio presenter and the head of presenting with women radio FM 9.17. The media personality is also a filmmaker, storyteller, and writer. Kiki Mordi who is currently based in the United Kingdom, dropped out of school because of sexual harassment, hence her passion for the cause. The journalist revealed this in the hour-long documentary published by the media outfit and which focused on lecturers in higher institutions who demand sex from their students to pass them in their examinations. Kiki Mordi mentioned in the documentary she gained admission into one of the best schools in Nigeria, just after the death of her father. According to her, she was a medical student with her gaze on the bright future ahead, only for her dreams to...
Nigerian Army Reacts To Damning Report That Over 1,000 Soldiers Were Secretly Buried In Borno
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Nigerian Army Reacts To Damning Report That Over 1,000 Soldiers Were Secretly Buried In Borno

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied the existence of secret graveyards in the North East. This was revealed in a statement issued via its verified Twitter handle, where it countered the claim of the Wall Street Journal that the Nigerian Military had secret graveyards in the North East theatre of operation. In the statement signed by Director, Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the Defence HQ said the Armed Forces doesn’t engage in secret burials for its fallen heroes. Part of the statement read, “This insinuation can only emanate from an uninformed position of the author of the said publication. It therefore becomes necessary to inform the public that the Armed Forces of Nigeria has a rich and solemn tradition for the interment of our fallen heroes. The...
She’s not my type – Trump denies raping writer E.Jean Carroll
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She’s not my type – Trump denies raping writer E.Jean Carroll

President Trump said Monday that writer E. Jean Carroll was “totally lying” when she recently accused him of raping her during an encounter in a New York department store in the mid-1990s. In an exclusive interview with The Hill, the president vehemently denied the allegations just hours after Carroll detailed the alleged incident during a cable news interview. “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. Carroll said on CNN that Trump “just went at it” when he allegedly cornered her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman, adding that “he pulled down my tights, and it was a fight.” She first came forward with her allegations on F...
IS WEARING WIGS A CRIME? NIGERIAN MEN AND WHY THEY WANT AFRICAN WOMEN TO STAY NATURAL
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IS WEARING WIGS A CRIME? NIGERIAN MEN AND WHY THEY WANT AFRICAN WOMEN TO STAY NATURAL

First of all, a woman’s hair doesn’t define who she is. It is just an accessory. Sadly most men and even women don’t understand this statement and this has oftentimes led to unjust criticisms and biased judgments on women who wish to do whatever they want on or with their hair. Championing the league of critics in Nigerian men and one of them who recently got the attention of Nigerians is Veteran Nigerian writer, Gboyega Adelaja.   He reacted rather harshly after he saw four female presenters on TVC wearing ‘wigs’ saying; ‘To me, it was an eye sore because they all looked funny and animated. In fact, I could almost smell their wigs and they looked terrible to me. I think they pay too much attention to their wig than the program itself, I changed to another channel immediate...
Actress Omoni Oboli Celebrates Victory Over Copyright Infringement Lawsuit On Her Movie Okafor’s Law
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Actress Omoni Oboli Celebrates Victory Over Copyright Infringement Lawsuit On Her Movie Okafor’s Law

In 2017, Nollywood actress and filmmaker Omoni Oboli was sued by a Canada-based writer, Jude Idada for copyright infringement because she named her movie Okafor's Law. Jude accused Omoni of stealing his story and idea for the movie. The case was in court for two years. She wrote @omonioboli VICTORYYYYYYYYYYYY ?????? Glory be to God who gave us the victory! I am happy to announce to you all that today 2nd of May, judgement was passed and we won the case that Raconteur productions and Jude Idada brought against us and @filmoneng for Okafor’s Law It’s been 2 years! I remembered how I was shamed and all the names I was called! I remember I was at Tiannah’s place putting finishing touches to my dress on my way to my movie premiere when I was called that we had been served an injunc...
Why Simi ended relationship with her record label, X3M music
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Why Simi ended relationship with her record label, X3M music

Songster, Simisola Ogunleye popularly known as ‘Simi‘ will no longer be working with X3M Music. It has been confirmed by the music label that both parties have determined to not renew the contract following expiration of her recording contract. Recall that Simi was signed by X3M Music in 2014, where she soon became a star with her hit single ‘Tiff’ which earned her a Headies nomination. Her debut album for X3M (her career second) was released to local and international acclaim in September 2017, and named album of the year in 2018, by The Headies Awards. X3M Music, part of the X3M group, was founded in 2008 by Steve Babaeko, an advertising executive who is a notable music fan and enthusiast, and internationally-acclaimed writer. The final album of the wife of Adekunle Gold f...
Janet Jackson Mourns John Singleton, Says ‘Thank You For All You Have Given to the World’
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Janet Jackson Mourns John Singleton, Says ‘Thank You For All You Have Given to the World’

Janet Jackson is the latest of many celebrities who have taken to social media on Monday (April 29) to mourn the death of writer and director John Singleton. Singleton directed the 1993 drama Poetic Justice, which starred Jackson and Tupac Shakur, marking the actress and singer's first-ever film. "You gave me my first movie role, my first Oscar nomination and so much more," she wrote alongside a series of sweet throwback photos of the pair. "Thank you for all you have given to the world through your work and all you have done for Black culture, women and young filmmakers. I will miss you John. Keeping your family in my prayers." Singleton had gone to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on April 17 seeking medical care and was there when he suffered a stroke in the intensive ca...
Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company
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Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company

Nigerian award-winning writer, Nnedi Okorafor is set to open a film production company solely focused on Afrofuturist shows. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the acclaimed Afrofuturist shared the news on her facebook page @Nnedi Okorafor. She wrote, “Africanfuturism productions, inc.” Afrofuturism is a movement in art, literature and music that exploration the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. The news drew excitement from her fans who took to the comment section to get more details on the project. One user, George Ryman asked, “Wow, for real? like African futurism movies?” In her reply, Okorafor confirmed the news but explained that the company will be focused on TV shows as they were less restrictive compared to films. She said, ...
Actress Adesua Etomi’s Vogue Cover Is Disappointing – Tosin Silverdam
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Actress Adesua Etomi’s Vogue Cover Is Disappointing – Tosin Silverdam

Writer Tosin Silverdam has criticized Banky W’s wife’s vogue cover, saying it’s disappointing. He wrote @tosinsilverdam Honestly, I am not surprised this @adesuaetomi’s vogue magazine cover didn’t the break the internet. Although, this is a great feat and deserve somewhat celebration but sincerely speaking, this cover is quite disappointing. I’m not a hater, she looks like a slave on this cover. She looks so inferior compared to the other ladies on the cover, what did they do to her skin tone? She looks so bad and almost unrecognizable, when I first saw the cover, I didn’t even know she’s the one. @adesuaetomi is extremely beautiful but then again, she looks so odd and more like a slave to the other girls. She should have complained about the cover, this is not impressive at all. N...
I prefer this to penetration during sex – Writer Tope Delano reacts to Afia Schwarzenegger’s interview
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I prefer this to penetration during sex – Writer Tope Delano reacts to Afia Schwarzenegger’s interview

Nigerian writer Tope Delano has reacted to an interview Ghanaian comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger had where she stated that she prefers her vagina being eaten than penetration. Afia in the interview had mentioned she pays male prostitutes to eat her p***Y as she does not have time to keep a relationship. The interview, of course, got many tongues wagging, calling out the comedienne for being a mum and being this vocal about sex. Tope, has now taken to her Twitter page to react to the news saying people are hypocritical about sex in the country. The writer mentioned that the country is so backward that rape victims get slammed for daring to talk about their sexual preferences. Read her tweets below; She likes her p***y being eaten, but can't talk about it cos she is a mum…real...
Taiwo Ogunjobi is Dead
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Taiwo Ogunjobi is Dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead, the Former Shooting Stars captain and Osun state FA Chairman, was confirmed dead earlier today. He was the former General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Taiwo Ogunjobi and was confirmed through the twitter account of a sports writer Collins Udoh. The Tweet read; Sad sad news this morning. Former Shooting Stars captain and former NFA Secretary General Taiwo “Skippo” Ogunjobi has left us#RIPOgunjobi#RIPSkippo The football administrator passed on after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness. Tunde Samusudeen, public relations officer of Osun United Football Club, also announced the death via a message sent to Punch Nigeria on Monday. Until his death, Ogunjobi was the chairman of Osun State Football Association
Adekunle Gold’s Dad Appointed As Permanent Secretary In Lagos
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Adekunle Gold’s Dad Appointed As Permanent Secretary In Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed singer Adekunle Gold’s dad, Mr Adeyemi Kosoko as Tutor General/Permanent Secretary for Education in Lagos State. The singer took to his social media page today to share the news moments after the swearing in ceremony was held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. He wrote: I CRIED TODAY Growing up, I watched my dad worked so hard for too little. Teachers weren’t big earners. But my dad, with the help of my mum, provided everything all 4 of us needed – maybe not wanted, but definitely needed. I remember when my dad went to Uniben for his first degree. My sisters and I were very young, and communication with him was pretty much impossible, because it was before the era of cellphones. We only saw him when he had school breaks. He finished...
Actor Daniel Effiong And Wife Toyosi Akerele Expecting Their First Child
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Actor Daniel Effiong And Wife Toyosi Akerele Expecting Their First Child

Actor Daniel Effiong and his wife, Toyosi, a writer and producer, are expecting their first child. The couple got married in 2017. Congrats to them! Posting these lovely pregnancy photos on IG, Toyosi wrote ''Joy... peace... excitement... something lodged within my chest that I can't really describe. It's like a bubble... loaded with laughter, waiting to explode. I know I'm going to laugh uncontrollably when I push you out, I'll laugh so hard we'll draw confused glances because people associate birth with pain, but I'll associate yours with joy. . I'm excited about you, excited about... all of this! God really is good... (Please be gentle like your daddy??) #3StrandCord #SupernaturalChildbirth #BabyonBoard #Patriarch & #Matriarch #wontHedoit?!
Topless photo of Princess Vitarah hit the Internet
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Topless photo of Princess Vitarah hit the Internet

Topless photo of Princess Vitarah, the controversial American-Nigerian singer has been posted on social media by the singer herself and her fans have been drooling on it ever since. Princess Vitarah, known for her viral hit single, ‘Nigerian Pu**y’, has been considered by many as an attention-seeking singer who prefers to use trap-photos to attract people to her page. Brief Biography of the singer according to WikiPedia: Princess Vitarah, was born in the United States but her family moved back to Nigeria to the family’s village in Arochukwu—when she was little, then she lived in Houston for a while before relocating to Los Angeles in the summer of 2015 to pursue a musical career. Vitarah began her career as a rapper by releasing material through the internet in late 2015. S...
Music Premiere: Sam Okenye – Africa Arise (Pro by. Wole Oni)
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Music Premiere: Sam Okenye – Africa Arise (Pro by. Wole Oni)

Sam Okenye, a business entrepreneur, entertainer, song writer and gospel minister and inspirational singing sensation. Sam Okenye who is a seasoned Cyber Security professional, programmer, e-business security strategist, certified information systems auditor, certified risk & control professional, specialist in computer forensics and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, rides out with the much awaited top notch single titled “Africa Arise”, produced by Award winning music producer Wole Oni. One of the notable quotes of Sam Okenye is “God Never Created a World in Which He Will Not Be Needed”. Sam Okenye intends to use his gospel and inspirational music to entertain, inspire everyone, give hope, increase the faith of listeners and cause healing across natio...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Elle India’s September Digital Cover Star | Talks Storytelling spirits, Scandalous Cooking Habits & More
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Elle India’s September Digital Cover Star | Talks Storytelling spirits, Scandalous Cooking Habits & More

The cover for Elle India‘s September issue is out and Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the gorgeous cover girl! The issue is yet to be released but Elle confirms via their social media platforms that the renowned author opens up about much more than feminism with editor Supriya Dravid. Adichie talks storytelling, warms up with talks of some of her scandalous cooking habits and more. See Elle India’s Instagram post:
BBNaija Alex’s Judging Prowess Excites Fans At Dance Competition
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BBNaija Alex’s Judging Prowess Excites Fans At Dance Competition

The 22 year old dancer, writer, model and host was a judge alongside Guinness record holder Kaffy, musician Small Doctor, choreographer Don Flexx and comedian, Senator. Alexunsual, a one -time dance director of Federation Theatre Group, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), garnered acclaimed for her famous dance moves and liveliness during the Saturday night parties in the BBNaija house. Fans took to social media to comment under a viral video showing Alex giving critical analysis on one of the group’s presentation. They compared her to Simon Cowell, Britain’s Got Talent judge and music executive, who is known for his stern and honest analysis of creative performances. Below are some of the reactions: @Nazor said, “When you are passionate about something, you go all out. @I...
Meet the Ekiti state First Lady-in-waiting, Bisi Adeleye Fayemi
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Meet the Ekiti state First Lady-in-waiting, Bisi Adeleye Fayemi

Born: Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi was born June 11, 1963 Nationality: British-Nigerian Occupation: feminist activist, writer and policy advocate and social entrepreneur. Project: Bisi co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF), the first pan-African grant-making organization. She has many years of experience as a gender specialist, social entrepreneur, policy advocate, and social change philanthropy practitioner. She co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) – the first Africa-wide grant-making fund, and served as the first Executive Director from 2001-2010. AWDF has played a key role in the promotion of feminist movement building in Africa. She is currently Principal Partner, Amandla Consulting, specializing in leadership development for women, and sh...
Writer, Odega Shawa, Slams Gumsu Abacha For Insulting Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka
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Writer, Odega Shawa, Slams Gumsu Abacha For Insulting Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka

Last week, Gumsu took to her Facebook page to insult Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, who at the democracy day investiture on June 12th, questioned President Buhari's loyalty to her late father, military dictator, Sani Abacha. Soyinka said Buhari cannot be applauding Abiola and in the same vein be speaking good of Abacha who brought so much hardship on Nigerians. Writer, Odega Shawa in an open letter to Gumsu, slammed her for disrespecting Soyinka. Read below DEAR SAGESSE GUMSU SANI ABACHA, YOUR FATHER WAS A CRAZY MONSTER TOO Hajia SGSA, as-salaam alaikum. Peace be unto you and your house. I read your Facebook post where you slammed Professor Wole Soyinka for allegedly insinuating insult on the memory of your late father, Gen Sani Abacha, by questioning President Buhari’s double d...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks At Amherst College’s 197th Commencement & Receives Honorary Degree
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks At Amherst College’s 197th Commencement & Receives Honorary Degree

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was the honorary speaker at Amherst College’s 197th commencement exercise over the weekend in Massachusetts and she also received an honorary degree from the college. For her address, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke “Writing Fiction and Performing Citizenship” at their Johnson Chapel. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received her degree alongside political scientist Danielle S. Allen, SPL Center co-founder Morris Dees, environmental security advocate Sherri Wasserman Goodman, art historian Kellie Jones and health advocate Philip J. Landrigan. In her talk today, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that “in writing fiction, I am free to be radically truthful, not with facts, but with deeper emotional truths.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Honorary Degree From Duke University
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Honorary Degree From Duke University

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Adichie was one of the 6 conferred with the degree at the ceremony, all of them describes as people who have changed the world in extensive ways. “Few writers have captured the challenges of immigrants and others navigating those changes as Adichie,” the university said. Others honoured with the degree are: the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra; former Durham, Mayor William Bell; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; and Attorney Russell M. Robinson II.
Meet The 26-Year-Old Instagram Model & Mother Of Five
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Meet The 26-Year-Old Instagram Model & Mother Of Five

American Instagram model, Jasmine Grenaway, 26, is a mother of five children from Washington D.C and she’s trending online because of her amazing figure. Meet the 26-year-old Instagram model & mother of five who The gorgeous mother who is also a Writer/Content Curator has 308k followers on Instagram with over 600 posts of herself and her children. At 26 after five kids, her body is amazing. See more photos of Jasmine below.  
Chimamanda Adichie Calls Out Delta Airlines For Their Treatment Of Nigerian Customers And How Unpleasant Their Representatives Are
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Chimamanda Adichie Calls Out Delta Airlines For Their Treatment Of Nigerian Customers And How Unpleasant Their Representatives Are

Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has called Delta Airlines out on their policies and the shabby way they treat their Nigerian customers, as opposed to how they treat foreign customers. The famous author was particularly displeased about Delta Airlines' policy which requires that Nigerian flights passengers physically present themselves and their credit card after purchasing flight tickets online or over the phone. This, she said, is not required for Delta flights to other countries. The mother-of-one told of an incident which happened in 2010 in which, though sick, she was required to physically present herself and the card she used in purchasing tickets online before her parents were allowed to travel. This led to them missing their flight. She went on to highlight mul...
‘I Never Said I’m Biafran’ – Chimamanda Adichie
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‘I Never Said I’m Biafran’ – Chimamanda Adichie

Award-winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie has dissociated herself from statements about Biafra. Sometime last months a certain report went viral that the ‘Purple Hibiscus’ author made statements that she was Biafran. Here’s what she wrote on Facebook to debunk the rumour; This headline below, and other similar headlines, which appeared on some websites: are false. They are completely invented; along with some accompanying quotes which have been attributed to me. I did not say or write those words. -CNA
Rosy Meurer Fires Back At Writer, Says ‘The Hustle To Be Famous Is Real’
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Rosy Meurer Fires Back At Writer, Says ‘The Hustle To Be Famous Is Real’

Rosy Meurer has now replied the writer who claimed she stole her piece. While replying her, Rosy told the writer she could tag CNN if she likes ending it with ‘the hustle to be famous is real’. Lol. Her words; I advise you all to get yours now. Very important to avoid anyone invading your phones from North, South, East or West to steal content if thats even possible. 馃槀馃槀馃槀 Theres nothing I won't hear and see in this Nigeria 馃槀馃槀馃槀 My friend if you like tag CNN na you sabi. The hustle to be famous is real o chai I never see.聽#hustletobefamousisreal#protectyourphone聽#condomphonecase聽#transparentphonecase聽#everythingrosy#rosykisses聽
Ireti Doyle Celebrates 50th Birthday With Students
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Ireti Doyle Celebrates 50th Birthday With Students

Veteran Nollywood Actress Iretiola Doyle recently celebrated her 50th birthday anniversary. As part of the activities lined up to mark her birthday, the producer, writer, and multi-award winning actor visited the Methodist Girls High School Yaba. There she shared her experience as a young girl and advised the students to set aside distractions and lead a noteworthy life.
Chimamanda Adichie Elected Into American Academy Of Arts And Science
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Chimamanda Adichie Elected Into American Academy Of Arts And Science

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with 227 new members, the Academy announced today. In March, Chimamanda was also elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the second Nigerian to be so honoured, after Professor Wole Soyinka. She will be inducted in May. In the announcement by the Academy of Arts and Science, Chimamanda was listed among 40 Foreign Honorary Members from 19 countries elected by the Academy.
Victor Uwaifo Celebrates 76th Birthday Today
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Victor Uwaifo Celebrates 76th Birthday Today

Sir Victor Uwaifo (born 1 March 1941) is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion. Uwaifo is famous for his joromi music. He records under the name Sir Victor Uwaifo. His best-known songs, "Guitar Boy" and "Mami Water", were a huge hit in 1966. "Mami Water" was inspired by an encounter (which he has long maintained actually occurred) with a "mami water" (mermaid) while lounging on Bar Beach, Lagos.
Omoni Oboli Calls Out Writer Who Criticised Her Movies
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Omoni Oboli Calls Out Writer Who Criticised Her Movies

Nollywood actress and mother of three, Omoni Oboli, who recently got an AMVCA nomination for best actress in a comedy for her role in the movie Wives on Strike, has angrily responded to a writer who said her movies were below par. Omoni, who endeavours to steer clear of controversy, gave in today as she called out the writer, all the while praising herself for being good at her job as a writer, producer and director.
Craig David Addresses Rumours he Has Died And Been Replaced by a Body Double
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Craig David Addresses Rumours he Has Died And Been Replaced by a Body Double

UK born singer, Craig David has reacted to conspiracy theories that the real him died and has been replaced by a look-alike. The reports started since the ripped 35-year-old singer came back into the public eye looking a far cry from the soft looking teenager he was. Internet theorists have claimed that the real Craig was killed after his second album, Slicker Than Your Average was released in 2002 and replaced with a muscly imposter. Craig David hasn’t exactly denied the rumours, He told the podcast It’s All Connected... “That could well be the case, you never know what the deal is,” And that stunt double is coming through well. It’s almost like being reborn. He took the baton and he’s like: ‘OK great. Cool, that was nice what you did on Born To Do It and Slicker Than Your Average ...
Ese-Walter Ark Shares Moving Domestic Violence Story
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Ese-Walter Ark Shares Moving Domestic Violence Story

Ese Walter-Ark, writer and media personality has shared a moving story on her Facebook page of how she was once a victim of domestic violence as a result of her naivete. I was 18 years old the first time a guy hit me. He was my first real boyfriend and he always told me it was my fault he hit me. He lied a lot to me and hated confrontations. He suspected me every time of trying to leave him and date someone else. He wanted to know if I loved him more than my best friend. He had a temper so sometimes one loose statement could earn me a slap. Then there are times he was high from drinking a whole bottle of benylyn, I had to watch my tongue and steps else I'd smell my arse. The first time he hit me he hurt my eye. He had this ring on and kept slapping me with his back and fore hand. ...
Chimamanda And Hubby Welcome Baby Girl
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Chimamanda And Hubby Welcome Baby Girl

A Few hours after we learnt of Nigerian singer, Di'ja's delivery. Award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie and her husband Dr. Ivara Esegee have also welcomed their first child. The writer who debuted her baby bump a few months ago at a writing event in Lagos in a recent interview with Financial Times announced she is now a proud new mum. According to her, she hid the fact that she was pregnant and had delivered her baby because she wanted it to be personal. She told FT, "This is the first time I’m saying it publicly. I have a little girl. I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby, I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood. I went into hiding. I wanted it to b...
Producer Charges Ubi Franklin to Court Over Unpaid Fee
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Producer Charges Ubi Franklin to Court Over Unpaid Fee

Ubi Franklin had an elaborate wedding that attracted celebrities from far and wide. But many might be shock to know where the money came from. However, there is a rumor that the money used for the celebration of his wedding was siphoned cash that was supposed to be used to pay the producer who produced Iyanya’s single ‘Gift’. According to udrmedia, Ubi who allegedly collected advance payments from MTN, MTECH Limited and MCOMM for the song, never paid Blaq Jerzy, who wrote and produced the song. Feeling cheated, Blaq Jerzy allegedly decided to sue Ubi Franklin, Iyanya, Don Jazzy, MTN Nigeria and Mavins Records, over Iyanya’s song “Gift” ft Don Jazzy. Unfortunately, Mavin Boss was also dragged into the mess due to the fact that he was featured in the song. Till now, none of t...
Chimamanda Receives Hon. Degree From John Hopkins University
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Chimamanda Receives Hon. Degree From John Hopkins University

Talented writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche was conferred with Doctor Of Humane letters honoris Causa From the John Hopkins University. ''A writer who finds inspiration among the simplicities of everyday life, you once referred to yourself as ''unrepentant eavesdropper''. Your keen talent as a collector of stories has brought you both a devoted following and a critical acclaim...''