Guys Only: 7 Signs That Should Stop You From Marrying Her

Every human is desirous of procreating and staring a family of their own. To be fair, it is embedded in our DNA; that need to connect with a special someone and start a new family together. As it is almost instinctual, the need to find the one person you want to live with for the rest of your life can be a daunting task.

Some are lucky enough to stumble on the person through a mutual fun, while some other literally walk into the life of their God-created significant other by accident. While some others kiss a lot of frogs before they find their prince charming, if fairy tales are anything to go by.

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It often leads to mind bugging decisions when a man is prepared mentally but can’t seem to find who they want. It’s worse when societal pressure comes knocking at the door, counting days till you won’t be fit to walk down the aisle (like it were written anywhere there’s an age limit).

In the wake of such pressure, most men settle for just any lady they deem fit in starting life with, only to get married and realise they had made the worst of decisions. This article will attempt to save you from such incident. AMONPOINT will be sharing with you some basic things which help you determine if indeed she is not the best marriage material.

1. When she often lies

Lies is the best sign for you to know that your lady is just not marriage material. In relationships, trust is very key. The attitude of lying is one which is so difficult to deal with. Not even you, the prospective husband, could help her get out of this attitude. Run away when you realize this she finds it difficult to come clean with you.

2. When she stops you from seeing her family

Any lady who gives excuses as to why you can’t see her family might be having doubts about you marrying her. It’s either that or the case that she is scared her parents might reject your proposal. In this confusing development, you need to find out from her what exactly the reason could be, But if she still insists you can’t meet her family then just know that she iss not ready.

3. When you always have to start a conversation

Ladies are gifted with the talent of being good communicators. However, it gets worrying when this talent is not translated into a relationship. It is expected that 90 percent of women in relationships call or text their male partners more than the men themselves do. But if you realize the opposite in your relationship, when you get to find out she never calls or texts, then maybe you must take a decision.

4. When she is so rude

No lady who truly loves her man will be constantly rude to her man. Being rude to someone means you either hate the person or are just not into that person. Should this constantly happen then you must know that you are just not in her circle. Marrying such a rude lady could spell doom for you.

5. When she is not ambitious, always procrastinating

Marriage is not all about you the man, it is also about the lady. So when you realize that the lady is not driven enough, she always says “I will do it tomorrow, next week…and so on” then just know that she is just not serious about her life. A procrastinating wife poses a grave threat to her family. Avoid her if you realize that all efforts to change her is just not working.

6. When she always has issues with men

You get to find a cheating future wife from the beginning of your relationship. It’s very simple! Do you always get threats from men who say your lady is theirs, or you always find her moving out with men? If you realize that your lady is in a web of love triangles then just know that she will be giving you huge troubles.

7. When she just does not want to settle down

Ever heard her say “I am not ready, will let you know when I am?” If so then you must be having a second thought especially when she always tells you this whenever you pop up the issue of marriage. A woman will always be happy to find out her man is ready to get married to her. But if she always shifts aside the question, if she always tells you to take your time, if she always avoids the topic of marriage then just know she is just not ready to have you as a husband. Don’t waste your time….move on.

How to Check And Verify Your Voter’s Card Status Online

As 2019 beckons, Nigerians can now check and verify their Voter’s card online through the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, portal.

You can check your voter status by entering your details in the form on this page.

To check follow:

1. http://voterreg.inecnigeria.org/

2 Fill the form below to check your status

– State of Residence:

– Surname

– Voter Identification Number (VIN)- last 7 digits or Use your date of birth

Edit 3. Search Status

5 Nigerian Artistes Who Are Proud Owner Of A G-wagon (With Photos)

We noticed some trends in recent times, that most Nigerian artiste buys a G-wagon immediately they hit one mad cash, just an observation though, here are 5 of the artiste with a G-wagon.

1. MI ABAGA
The microphone magician AKA “MI ABAGA” acquired his own G-wagon after he hits about 100 thousand Instagram followers. his G-Wagon costs N23 million.

2. KCEE
Kcee, the Nigerian big boy who was initially under the 5-star music, E-money being his boss, also acquired a red classy G63 G-Wagon, according to him, he said he has worked so hard to be where he is right now, that is, growing from rags to riches. From the picture, he captioned it that it was a gift from the 5-star boss E-money.

3. DAVIDO
The shukku shaker, OBO, David Adeleke, the son of the billionaire also has more than one G-wagon among his other car collection, just yesterday he just added another one to the collection, a Bentley Bentyaga. his G-Wagon costs about N21 million

4. OLAMIDE
The indigenous local rapper and YBNL boss is also among those artistes who can boast of having a G-wagon to his name, he is known for the different names he possess as a result of his music, some of which are Baddo, Daddy miliano etc.

5. TIMAYA
Even after so many years, Timaya still dey hot like fire. i remembered listening to one of ‘I go die’ comedy where he made mention that its only in Timaya house that all the witches reside, lol, but those witches didn’t really stop the man from getting a G-Wagon for himself.

Top 10 Young Nigerian Designers Who Were Outstanding In 2017

From the sprouting of young and creative designers to the successes of the biggest fashion shows in Africa, 2017 was amazing for the Nigerian fashion industry.

With expert advice from fashion editors in Nigeria, here are BlackNBold’s top ten most outstanding young designers of 2017.

Ogugua Okonkwo (Style Temple)

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Og, as she is fondly called, is the creative director and founder of the Style Temple brand which is gradually dominating the bespoke female fashion industry and now pioneering a new school of thought.

Style Temple is now one of the most prestigious fashion brands in Abuja and has experienced immense growth in terms of business and clientele.

Some of the focus of the brand include ready to wear, bridals, aso-ebi and haute couture.

Over the years the brand has been able to attract celebrity clients like Stephanie Coker, Chimamanda Adichie, Toke Makinwa and Zainab Balogun.

2017 was a productive year for the young designer as she made a remarkable presentation at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017 where she debuted her S/S 18 collection.

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She was nominated as fashion designer of the year at the Ebonylife TV Sisterhood Awards 2017, featured on CNN Africa top 10 designers to look out for and also had her pre-spring 2018 collection featured on Maire Claire.

Sandrah Tubobereni (Tubo)

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It is amazing to see the level of growth attained by Sandrah with the TUBO brand in 2017.

Sandrah is a celebrated womenswear designer who is known for her creativity in redesigning the traditional African bridal attires, chic fashion clothing, and haute couture pieces with amazing silhouette.

She came into the fashion scene in 2014 and her vision for the brand is to take it global.

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The brand represents a firm, sexy and empowered woman, who is a mixture of feminity, strength, and vulnerability; she is classy and very comfortable in her skin. In 2017, Sandrah dressed celebrities like Toke Makinwa, Adesuwa Etomi, Tara Durotoye, and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi.

She made the beautiful outfit worn by Adesua Etomi to her bridal shower and also the colourful aso-oke resemblance for Nanfe Jemimah on her traditional wedding. Sandrah made a remarkable impression at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 in Accra where she showcased a bridal collection called ‘Her Form’.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Orange culture)

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Oke-Lawal is a contemporary and androgynous designer who is the creative head and founder of Orange Culture, a menswear brand which has been described as a “movement” for men who are “self-aware, expressive, explorative, art-loving nomads”.

The brand combines classic and contemporary western silhouettes with those from Nigeria.

Oke-Lawal uses his design as a political affront and makes room for designers who want to use their craft to speak out.

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In 2017, Fashion Scout London included Oke-Lawal in its ‘Ones To Watch’ list during the London Fashion Week. Also in 2017, Selfridges in collaboration with Style House Files released a capsule collection created by Nigerian singer Davido and Oke-Lawal for their Music Matters.

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Davido x Orange Culture premiered in Selfridges, London, in September. The collection featured easy to wear, stylish t-shirts, tunics and bomber jackets in muted tones.

Orange Culture has clothed style influencers like Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Denola Grey, Bolanle Olukanni, and Akin Faminu.

Dumebi Iyamah (Andrea Iyamah)

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Dumebi Iyamah is the brain behind the fast-growing women’s wear brand, Andrea Iyamah. The fashion brand is strongly influenced by culture and ethnic values. Dumebi started her brand at the age of 17.

Andrea Iyamah is recognised for its unique swimwears made from African prints, its edgy and chic ready to wear dresses, as well as its bridal designs.

The brand has focused on selling ethnicity with a modern twist while maintaining its attention to detail. Over the years the brand has been able to build a strong clientele, within and outside Nigeria.

In 2017, Andrea Iyamah showcased a bridal collection at the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week. We saw her pieces on some notable celebrities such as Adesua Etomi, Asiyami Gold and Somkele Idahalama.

Derin Fabikun (Fablane by Derin)

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Derin Fabikun showed a remarkable growth in 2017. She is the creative director of women’s wear brand Fablane by Derin.

She started her fashion line in 2009 at the age of 19 and within a short period of time she has been able to create a name for herself in the competitive fashion industry.

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Derin has clothed style influencers like Mimi Onalaja, Indima Okoji, Ozinna Anumudu and a host of others.

In 2017, the young and talented designer ventured a lot more into bridals. Some of her celebrity muses are Beverly Naya and Indima Okojie.

Emmanuel Okoro (Emmy Kasbit)

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Emmanuel Okoro is the creative director of a contemporary unisex wear brand Emmy Kasbit. This young designer has shown a great level of consistency with his brand.

Emmanuel started his brand in 2013 but didn’t get widespread attention until 2014, when he showcased his debut collection, ‘The Definition’.

Since then, the brand has attracted a strong clientele, some of which are Denola Grey, Munachi Abi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.

He emerged as a top five finalist for the LFDW Fashion Focus.

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Flavour, Ebuka, Beverly Naya, Denola Grey, Zinkata, Lola Oj, Uti Nwachukwu, Jon Ogah have been spotted in pieces by Emmy Kasbit.

Ntukokwu Samuel (Samuel Noon)

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Ntukokwu Samuel is a women’s wear designer who has displayed a great level of consistency and stayed true to his brand aesthetics.

He attained prominence after his emergence through the 2016 LFDW Fashion Focus.

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His brand has been growing and crossing boundaries in the Nigerian fashion scene. He has clothed top celebrities such as Waje, Bolanle Olukanni, and Adesua Etomi.

He had an amazing showcase at the 2017 LFDW and the GTBank Fashion Weekend 2017.

Samuel Noon is definitely a fashion brand to look out for in 2018.

Seun Morafa (M O R A F A)

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Seun Morafa is the creative director of MORAFA, a contemporary unisex brand and an English graduate of the University of Lagos. He was discovered at the Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week 2015 where he emerged as the second runner-up.

His career received a major boost after he emerged as a finalist at the 2017 LFDW Fashion Focus. Seun debuted his SS18 collection at the event.

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In 2017, Ikechukwu rocked an outfit from MORAFA on the cover of Guardian Life while Tiwalola Olanubi, Chris Kwekowo and Evans Akanno donned the brand on the cover of Vanguard Allure. Other celebrities such as Mr Eazi, Falz, and Emmanuel Ikubese have been spotted wearing outfits by MORAFA.

Omon Isinugben (Belois Couture)

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Omon Isinugben is the creative director of Abuja based women’s wear brand Belois Couture, a lifestyle clothing brand that offers a wide range of urban Afrocentric pieces for women.

The brand, inspired by the timeless and glamorous elegance of the 1920s and 1950s combined with the exuberance and versatility of the 70s and the 80s, reflects originality, youth, confidence, beauty, and class.

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Omon is a two-time LFDW alumnus who showcased her debut collection ‘Isudu Esan’ at the Spring/Summer 2016 LFDW.

In 2017, Yemi Alade, Maria Okanrende, Sharon Ojo, Linda Osifo, and Jennifer Oseh were spotted in pieces made by the young designer.

Damilola Osude (Imad Eduso)

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Damilola Osude is the founder and creative director of Lagos-based womenswear brand, Imad Eduso, which was established in 2015.

In the past two years, celebrities such as Toke Makinwa, Zina Anumudu, Fade Ogunro, Elma Godwin, Bolanle Olukanni, Annie Idibia, Vimbai, Stephanie Coker, Sika Osei and Seyi Shay have rocked designs from the label.

Her brand is focused on creating classic styles using contemporary trends and colours.

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She also emerged one of the top five finalists for the LFDW Fashion Focus and had a great showcase at the fashion week with her ss18 collection made out of well-structured pieces with clean lines and sensual pastels.

Damilola is definitely on the rise and we look forward to what she has to offer in 2018.

2017/2018 Top 10 Less Handsome Musicians In Nigeria – Male & Female

Today, we’ll be looking at the 15 less handsome and beautiful musicians in Nigeria. We’ve carefully arraigned them accordingly from the beautiful to the less beautiful musicians in Nigeria.

let’s go through them below:-

10. Phyno

The ‘connect’ crooner, Phyno is the 15th on the list which makes him the most beautiful in Spree’s ugliest musicians in Nigeria ?

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9. Jesse Jagz

Sometimes though, Jesse Jagz looks cute (having a fine face which is also very rough at the same time) but the fact still remains that the Chocolate City artiste and the brother to M.I Abaga is ugly.

He is 11th on the list as ‘muscle’ will not let us ‘dash’ him fine boy.

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8. Terry G

Terry G the ‘akpako master’ as he calls himself who is widely known for his very crazy style of singing comes 9th on our list. Check out his picture below and also keep reading for more faces of ugly musicians in Nigeria.

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7. Duncan Mighty

Port Harcourt first son, Duncan Mighty who is also the CEO of Young Wealth Records is the 7th ugliest on the list and married to his sweetheart, Vivien.

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6. Asa

And the Nigerian French singer, Asa makes the list ?

And the 6th ugliest goes to Asa. Looking at her so well, you wouldn’t argue.

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5. Eedris Abdulkareem

Eedris Abdulkareem, one of the veterans that made Nigeria’s hip hop something to cherish at its early hip hop stage is on the list.

He owns the record label, La Kreem Music and comes 5th ugliest on Spree’s Ugliest Musicians In Nigeria.

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4. Weird MC

The masculine-like female rapper makes the list. Shola Idowu who is also known as Weird MC and very respected in the industry comes 4th.

You can check out one more picture of our sis below:

Like it or not, she’s ugly. Next please…

3. Faze

And the 3rd ugliest on the list will go to former Plantashun Boyz group mate, Faze.

This puts him in the Top 3.

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Let’s see who makes the 2nd and 1st position…

2. Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti son of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick, Fela Ransome Kuti comes second on the list.

Seun Kuti makes the Top 3 ugliest musicians in Nigeria here on Spree Nigeria.

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Let’s download ready for the Number 1…

1. May D

If there is to be an award given to the most ugly musician in Nigeria, Confam Entertainment boss, May D is the undisputed owner of this title/award.

No offenses but he should be winning it every year.

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Congratulations to the handsome and beautiful musicians we have in Nigeria.

Revealed: Buhari Won’t Spend $1 Billion ECA Fund Without National Assembly Approval

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“I want to clarify that none of these monies will be used by Mr. President, by the military or released for any purpose unless and until the money is appropriated by the National Assembly,” Ita Enang, a presidential assistant on National Assembly matters, said on Tuesday in Uyo.

The Senate had before embarking on its recess in December asked the president not to spend the money without appropriation by the National Assembly.

Nigerians have expressed divergent opinions on the government’s intention to withdraw the money which it said would be used to fight Boko Haram and other forms of insecurity in the different parts of the country.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, particularly accused Mr. Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of wanting to use the money to their own advantage in the 2019 elections.

Mr. Enang, a former senator, spoke on the controversy surrounding the money when he granted an interview to Atlantic FM, Uyo.

 

“A lot of people have said that the money has not been appropriated by the National Assembly.

“I will say that the 2018 budget is still before the National Assembly. If we conclude the tallying to know what the different armed services need, the army, the air force, and the navy, and the police, and others, we will then present that to the National Assembly, and we will only implement it subject to what they have approved,” Mr. Enang said.

He added that Nigerians shouldn’t be worried about the safety of the fund.

Mr. Enang also spoke on the looted funds recovered by the federal government, saying that such money has been spent on projects.

He said, “If you look at the 2017 budget, recovered funds is listed as one of the sources of funding the budget. So, any money that is recovered by the federal government has already been appropriated for by the National Assembly.

 

“It is not that the money is recovered and kept somewhere different,” he said.

2018 Richest Fuji Musicians In Nigeria And Their Net Worth (Photos)

Churning out music that gets their audience, who are mostly Yorubas, dancing till they about to drop, Fuji Musicians have been able to transform their music into revenue generators. They earn good living from doing the one thing that makes them very happy.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 richest Fuji Musicians in Nigeria

Pasuma Wonder

Pasuma Wonder is indeed a wonder in Fuji music. With good following, his is known as the Front-liner of new generation Fuji music. He adds a modern touch to his style of music, making it more appealing to a wider audience. Non Yorubas dance to his music without the problem of language barrier. The Founder of “Wasber Records,” Pasuma is very much involved in the business of music, and has a net worth of over N800 million.

K1 De Ultimate

Age and time come with some benefits. Having spent so many years doing Fuji music, Waisu Ayinde Anifowose has gathered a lot of wealth for himself. Despite being on the Fuji scene for that long, he is still very much relevant as he entertains his fans with great music and performances.

K1 De Ultimate has about fifty albums (including non-studio ones). He is the go-to performer for most elite Yoruba functions, and charges very well for performing. A great influence in the West and a role model to many young people, he has an estimated net worth of over N780 million.

Abass Obesere

Abass Obesere needs no introduction in the Fuji music industry. With a good number of years in his records, he has vast experience and a high fan base. A bit controversial, Obesere started performing Fuji in the early 1990s and has managed to be relevant till date. He performs at elite events and is well paid. He has an estimated net worth of N550 million.

Saidi Osupa

Saidi Osupa was born to do Fuji music. Despite his experience in Engineering, he found his way to Fuji music in pursuit of his passion. With a drive to be the best in his field, Obesere has been involved in a couple of scandals over being referred to as “The King of Fuji,” a title that didn’t go down well with his rivals. He has an estimated net worth of N500 million.

 

Adewale Ayuba

Adewale Ayuba brings a lot to the table as far as Fuji music in Nigeria is concerned. With an infusion of great lyrics and good sound, he entertains his audience effortlessly. He was recently in the news for converting from Islam to Christianity. Fairly young himself, Ayuba adds a modern touch to Fuji music for a wider appeal. His net worth is said to be around N450 Million.

Fuji is growing wider by the day and more people are falling in love with the indigenous genre of music. These Musicians are playing their parts in spreading the Fuji gospel, and are making some good money for themselves in the process.

LIST: 10 Ways To Identify Fake Friends This 2018 [Plus Symptoms To Avoid]

There are some ways to identify fake friends without stressing yourself.
Here are ten ways to identify the fake people in your life. Stay woke

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1. They like to talk about other people’s misfortunes A LOT. It’s what makes them sleep well at night
They don’t share useful ideas with you, only bad news everytime

2. They are super excited to see you, even if you guys aren’t close
These ones can kill you. Beware

3. They have “PDN Syndrome” (Public Display of Niceness)

4. They can talk about people behind their backs but as soon as those people show up they act like nothing happened
Just know that they are also talking behind your back.

5. They act nice when you’re the only person they can talk to, but as soon as someone they know shows up you’re invisible

6. Their actions are usually the opposite of what they say to the extent that you already expect to get disappointed by them

7. They never remember anything you tell them

Don’t even bother advising them because they’ll say you’re hating.

8. They go from 100 to 0 real quick whenever you say “No” to them
When they don’t get their way or what they want out of you, their true colors come through. Especially when they want to borrow something from you.

9. They advise you to do one thing, meanwhile they are doing the opposite
For example, they advise you to appreciate your body and eat what you like, not knowing they’ve joined team fitfam or they tell you to leave your cheating partner, whereas they are reconciling with theirs.

10. They always find a way to make the conversation about them

So people, if you have any friends like this in 2018, you know what to do

Wizkid X Davido; Check Out Top 5 Collaborations We All Can’t Wait To See In 2018

Hello Everyone,

2017 was a big year for Nigerian Artistes but from all the Indications, one can easily tell that 2018 is going to be a year of massive Collaborations and hot bangers.

 

Here we bring the  Top 5 Collaborations we all can’t wait to see happen in 2018.

BE Sincere – Which ones would you like to see?

Let’s go!

1. Tekno and Drake

The fact that Tekno succeeded in bringing Drake Closer is one thing to be excited about and we can’t wait to see what these guys do together.

Am ? sure, their coming together will give birth to one of the biggest songs that will be released in 2018.

2. Wizkid and Davido

After scamming us in 2017 and making us think they had an actual beef, it would only make sense for them to come together and tell us what exactly went down, with a song.

Not just a song self, a banger ??

3. Mohits Crew

They’ve raised our hopes up already with their performance at Davido’s concert.

They better not disappoint their generation.. Give us banger this year or we will come for you all with Stones and bottles ??

4. Kiss Daniel and Everybody

This one is long overdue. And when I say “Kiss Daniel and Everybody”, I mean every single hit maker in Nigeria ??

We can’t wait to start seeing Kiss Daniel ft. Wizkid, Kiss Daniel ft. Davido, Kiss Daniel ft. Tekno, Kiss Daniel ft. 9ice, Kiss Daniel ft. Olamide, Kiss Daniel ft. Reekado Banks.

Ifwe don’t get up to 10 features from Kiss Daniel this year alone, omo na serious gobe oooooo. We go beat you ehn, your name go turn to Romance Daniel ??

5. Don Jazzy and Rihanna

Aswear if Don Jazzy doesn’t collabo with Rihanna this 2018 ehn! I will personally go to his house and beat him!

You can’t be teasing us on Social media anyhow na – Just respect yourself and feature her.. else, else.. in Lasisi’s voice, we go just ask you this Question “Are you Mad” ??

The END!!

Which Ones Would You Like To See?

These Are The 12 Things President Buhari Must Do In 2018

With a loaded plate, President Muhammadu Buhari certainly has his hands full. But what are some of the most pressing issues the president needs to resolve? Daily Trust gives you some.

President Muhammadu Buhari is getting close to three years in office. His achievements in office are already being examined by admirers and supporters, as well as critics and political adversaries. Although the Daura-born politician intends to be measured by his performance in three key areas (the war against corruption, the fight against insecurity, and the drive to revive the economy), we present to you twelve things he must achieve this year.

1. Finish the Boko Haram war

Though President Buhari has received accolades in the war against the insurgents in the north-east geo-political zone, he must strive to end the Boko Haram war this year. It’s great news to hear that the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole rescued over 2,000 civilians and neutralised Boko Haram insurgents in droves during its operation at Lake Chad Island this week, according to the Theatre Commander, Major General Rogers Nicholas. But ending the war would make Nigerians fully appreciate the government, as pockets of suicide bombings being recorded recently are a blight on the anti-insurgency operation.
Retired Col. Aminu Isah Kontagora, in an interview with Daily Trust, said: “There is a lot of work to be done; be it political, economic and social, to get to the ultimate destination of peace.” He said the current situation required not only the military role, but also the support of the general public.

2. Resettle IDPS

Though Mr. President has established the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI), under the chairmanship of retired General T.Y. Danjuma, a lot still needs to be done to address the challenges being faced by the internally displaced persons (IDPs). Alhaji Tijjani Tumsah, Vice Chairman of the PCNI, said recently in Abuja during the monthly Coordination meeting of members of the PCNI and development partners that the needs of displaced persons in camps and host communities, especially in the areas of health and food security, were being tackled.

Tumsah, represented by Brig.-Gen. Habila Vintenaba, Chairman, PCNI’s subcommittee on Peace Building, Security and Stabilization, said that in the areas of shelter and protection, there was an intervention to ensure that the tripartite agreement between Cameroon and Nigeria for the protection, voluntary and safe return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon was upheld. He said that a lot of interventions were on-going in the health, agriculture, infrastructure, energy, economic recovery, housing and transportation sectors.

He said that the Committee would also receive updates on the development and funding plans for the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Though it is good that there is an on-going effort to address the plight of the IDPs, the lasting solution is for Buhari to resettle the IDPs, and give them at least a semblance of home.

3. Increase tempo and conviction rate of anti-corruption war

The war against corruption will not be deemed successful until people begin to see successful prosecution of people who are involved in high-profile cases. There have been various reports of arrest of prominent personalities but with no conviction. The cases have continued to move slowly in various courts.

If Buhari is to receive a pat on the back, he must ensure that the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC) led by Professor Itse Sagay redoubles efforts, by giving the right advice to ensure accelerated conviction of the corrupt persons.
In July 2017, Sagay said senior lawyers had “turned obstruction and frustration of proceedings on high-profile corruption cases into an art.” He, therefore, advised that the Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) in question should be barred from the court hearings of such cases. He advised the prosecuting counsels in high-profile corruption cases to always apply to reinstate any case struck out for want of prosecution as part of the solution to the problem.

Being one of the things Buhari is known for, the anti-corruption war should be tackled head-on, decisively, and with visible results.

4. Find a lasting solution to herders/farmers clashes

The persistent clashes between farmers and herders must be given due attention this year. The fact that the regular crisis has been given an ethnic colouration makes it very important for the federal government to find a lasting solution. The Anti-Open Grazing Bill, which has been enacted in Benue and Ekiti states, seems not to have served its purpose because of the politicization of the motive behind the law.
The recent killing of dozens of farmers, allegedly by herdsmen, in some communities in Guma and Logo LGAs of Benue State, which forced many to flee their homes, has made it imperative for the federal government to expedite action, and pursue the best system that will solve it once and for all.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who spoke on the killings in Benue State after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, described the incident as a “communal crisis”.

5. Appreciably improve power supply

President Buhari must find a lasting and reliable resolution to the problem of epileptic power supply in the country, to win the trust and confidence of consumers. The work of the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) must be thoroughly monitored to avoid a situation whereby the consumers will be marginalized unduly through unjustified estimated billing.
Efforts must be made to prevent the kind of incident that happened last Tuesday, which led to the collapse of Nigeria’s power transmission grid, resulting to widespread blackout across the nation. Needless to say, the industrialization of the nation, and the growth of businesses at various levels, depend on this.

6. Avoid another nation-wide fuel scarcity

The federal government must ensure that the fuel scarcity witnessed across the country towards the end of 2017 does not happen in 2018. The scarcity of fuel has always created hardship for the citizenry over the years. Nigerians passed through similar experience under the past PDP-led administration.

Any solution to the perennial shortage of fuel must be considered. That is why the three solutions provided by Minister of State, Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, must be thoroughly considered to prevent any decision that may worsen the plight of the masses.

Kachikwu had said at the public hearing convened on Thursday by the National Assembly that the final solution to the problem was for the nation to put her refineries in good shape in a way that 80 per cent of local consumption of the product should be provided for locally.
Kachikwu said: “One, is for the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) to allow the marketers access forex at the rate of N204 to a dollar as against the official rate of N305 to keep the pump price of fuel per litre at N145. Two, to give room for modulated deregulation where NNPC would be allowed to continue selling at N145 per litre in all its mega stations across the country, while the independent marketers should be allowed to sell at whatever price is profitable to them. Three, to look at the direction of blanket subsidy for all the importers in bridging the gap which would be like going back to a problem that had earlier been solved.”

7. Make significant progress in repairing federal roads and improving rail lines

Many federal roads across the country are in bad condition. The federal government must ensure that all federal roads with budgetary allocations are executed in 2018. The current effort to re-launch the rail system of transportation must be given the needed impetus. Already, Nigerians have started enjoying the rail system from Abuja to Kaduna. This was boosted on Thursday by President Buhari with the commissioning of two locomotives and 10 executive passenger coaches procured by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna train service.

The Abuja-Kaduna train line service was previously commissioned in July 2016 by President Buhari. It currently runs four trips per day and transports about 1280 passengers daily to and from Abuja and Kaduna. He said the government would further focus on coastal rail from Lagos-Calabar with branches to Benin, Agbor, and Onitsha to Port Harcourt. He also said another standard gauge line will be built from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri with branches to Owerri, Akwa, Abakaliki, Makurdi, Yola, and Damaturu.
The federal government will also focus on Kano-Kazaure, Daura, Katsina, Jibiya to link to Maradi in the Niger Republic as part of regional railway inter-connectivity of the ECOWAS sub-region, he said.

Buhari said the concession for the narrow gauge to General Electric should be completed this year even as he said the railway laws will be amended and regulations strengthened to attract private sector investments into the rail sector.

8. Avoid scandals and mishaps

President Buhari must ensure that the kind of controversy that trailed the appointment of dead Nigerians into the boards of federal ministries, departments and agencies is avoided in 2018. This requires competence and professionalism on the path of officials handling the appointments and other similar issues in the presidency.

9. End internal rifts in government

Mr. President must ensure that the internal wrangling among his officials is sorted out early enough before it gets out of hand. The public show of wit between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Kachikwu and Group General Manager, NNPC, Mr Maikanti Baru, as well as the one between the Director-General of Department of State Service (DSS) and the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) remains an embarrassment to the Buhari-led administration. The scenario must be solved, for a hitch-free 2018, and for the sakes of some earlier-mentioned points.

10. Revitalise the APC

President Buhari must ensure that he shows more interest in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the leader of the party. His seemingly lukewarm attitude towards the party won’t assist his administration as it portrays him as a personality with little knowledge of party administration.

At some point, the ruling party could not even pay their electricity bill, a development that shows that the presidency is not taking proper care of the party. The financial fortune of the party improved after the introduction of a monthly meeting with the party’s governors.

11. Woo back South-west APC and powerful chieftain Tinubu

The south-west APC will surely play a significant role if Mr President will secure the party’s presidential ticket and win again in 2019. Therefore, he has to get the support of the region, including the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The current indication shows that the president might have got the support of the south-west with the recent defection of key political figures in Oyo State to the APC. This is seen as prelude to other defections in other states in the south-west apparently to support the re-election of President Buhari. More needs to be done.

12. Win APC’s presidential nomination

President Buhari has to ensure that he secured the presidential ticket of the APC this year. Already, most leaders of the ruling party have been passing a vote of confidence on Buhari.

Engr. Segun Oni, who is the Deputy National Chairman of the ruling APC, said in an interview with Daily Trust that God has endorsed Buhari for 2019.

Asked to speak his mind on whether President Buhari could still get the party ticket and go ahead to win the 2019 presidential election, Oni said, “This is my personal opinion. And I have said it once. The way the president was able to overcome his health challenge is a miracle. And the time that was done, as far as I’m concerned, is like an endorsement of God. So, if he wants to run, I’m sure a lot of people will see him as already God-endorsed for the job again.”

BEWARE: Top 5 Most Dangerous Places In Lagos (With Pictures)

This is done not in an attempt to belittle residents of such area rather this article serves as a wake up call to Government agencies saddled with the responsibilities of making Lagos state a better place for all and not for some selected few.

This list below shows “Top 5 dangerous places in Lagos” that needs the full attention of the government.

Places on this list form the core areas that have been classified unsafe due to environmental hazards, health hazards, lack of development, security breaches and criminality.

Sit back see our list and reasons for making the list of top dangerous places in Lagos state.

5. MILE 12/ KETU

Top 5 dangerous places in Lagos

Ketu and environs like other parts of Lagos on this list is a peculiar spot for hooligans who function most effectively at nights.

Alaperu district of Ketu is also noted for property scam of all sorts. Killings and kidnappings are common features of this area of Lagos that is not too far from Ikorodu.

The crime situation here got so serious that the government had to build a police station to checkmate the activities of the criminals that have been having a field day in the area.

Two years ago, guns and ammunitions, local charms among other dangerous weapons were discovered when the Lagos State government demolished ‘Ajelogo’ market, a sub section of Mile 12.

At night, snatching of mobile handsets from commuters who sit at the window side of buses/cars, is also a common trend.

The Popular Mile 12 market, where many Lagosians converge to buy, sell and possibly steal is one of the busiest and filthiest market in Lagos.

Its presence in the Ketu/Mile 12 district is one of the reasons why there is usually traffic congestion in the area.

Attacks are carried-out both day and night in Estate bus stop at Alapere.

4. MUSHIN

Mushin, town, Lagos state, southwestern Nigeria is a densely populated suburb of Lagos city, and its inhabitants are mostly Yoruba people.

Continuing expansion from 1950 led to problems of overcrowding, inadequate housing, and poor sanitation.

Mushin is the site of a large industrial estate. Commercial enterprises include spinning and weaving cotton, shoe manufacturing, bicycle and motorized-cycle assembly, and the production of powdered milk.

Agricultural produce is brought for sale in the large central market.

The town is served by secondary schools and has a hospital. Mushin lies on the railway from Lagos and at the intersection of roads from Lagos, Shomolu, and Ikeja.

adjacent to the main road to Ikeja, and is a largely congested residential area with inadequate sanitation and low-quality housing.

Mushin is one of the dangerous areas in Lagos State. It was formerly referred to as ‘Mushin Olosa’ meaning “Mushin the den of thieves”.

Though, Mushin has other fine areas and has also produced bundles of talents and men of integrity, the big ‘M’ city as fondly called has other deadly spots where drugs, marijuana and others are sold freely.

Places like ‘Oduduwa’ Street, among others are somewhat unsafe for strangers most especially at night.

3. AGEGE

This is another area of Lagos State where street urchins usually establish their dynasties. The black spot is known for selling of hard drugs like cocaine and marijuana.

Petty thieves thrive in this zone while rape, mugging, bank robbery among other social ills have become a mainstay. The area is an haven for miscreants.

Among other deadly spots in Agege include: Akerele near AP filling station, Oke-koto, Kasumun Street, Agbotrikuyo, Pen Cinema, New Oko-Oba and host of others.

Residents of Old Abeokuta Motor Road, Abattoir in Oko-Oba and other areas in Agege, Lagos, have had to cope with the offensive odour from the abattoir located in the area.

Apart from the health hazards and damage to the environment, the abattoir is a stop over for flood any time it rains as most of the drainage around are blocked by refuse discharged from there.

The area is always flooded as the canal from Fagba to the abattoir and another one in Oko-Oba Estate are blocked completely.

The disgusting odour which is a source of worry to the residents in the area is as a result of flushing of blood and other wastes from slaughtered cows into the canal.

On a lighter mood, one good thing you can’t take away from this place is its affiliation with the popular ‘Agege bread’.

Several stories abound about the genesis of this bread. One version has it that the bread began to gain prominence in the early ’70s. As the story goes, it was first produced in Agege.

From there it eased its way into other parts of the state. Originally known as Ayokuno Bread, when it attained a degree of popularity, it became known as Agege Bread.

The National Youth Service Corps Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Iyana-Ipaja Road,Agege.

Agege boast of very few industries, it is the hub of the Popular Aluminium Village which connects with the popular Abeokuta Express road.

2. AJEGUNLE

This one has no rival when it comes to the number one spot. Ajegunle is king of them all, in fact other areas ‘dey learn where AJ dey’.

Ajegunle is probably the biggest and most ‘unsafe’ ghetto in Lagos. It is a highly populated district in Lagos that gives credence to the extent of poverty and economic hardship in Nigeria.

Ajegunle juggles an eclectic mix of ethnic groups and religions who manage to co-habit harmoniously despite the harsh living conditions. AJ city as its popularly called is a jungle of some sort; an haven for criminals.

Open engorged sewers, a valley of garbage, frustrated and mean faces are some of the interesting sights to behold when you visit Ajegunle.

A place where the quest for survival is at its highest and where the average young girl is expected to become a mother before her 18th birthday.

Although the town is located on the outskirts of Lagos, near the sea, residents are forced to live with the constant challenge of water scarcity as water surrounding this part of the state is heavily contaminated with sewage and refuse.

This scarcity has led to the boom in the water selling business. You can live in AJ for free but what happens afterwards can’t be guaranteed.

Nonetheless one thing you can’t take away from Aj city is the closely knitted communal bond regardless of their population, little wonder there really hasn’t been any widely reported case of widespread violence asides crimes perpetrated.

In spite of the harsh living conditions, this section of Lagos State is popular for producing some of Nigeria’s greatest musicians and footballers.

Stars like Daddy Showkey and Taribo West have their pasts rooted in Ajegunle. This probably accounts for the sense of pride its inhabitants have for the area.

Boundary bus stop in Ajegunle popularly referred to as the ‘one million boys’ gang territory where criminals attack passengers in vehicles is a no-go area for visitors.

The popular Tolu complex; where 37 schools struggled for space is situated in Ajegunle.

1. IKORODU

Located close to the Lagoon and sharing boundary with Ogun state, this area has been a hotbed of violence & Killings by a stupid group called “Badoo” in recent times.

From kidnapping to riots to communal clashes, Ikorodu is the Lagos epicentre for cult activities. In June, suspected militants invaded Ilara in Ogijo, a community in the area, causing mayhem.

Those are the top 5 unsafe zones in Lasgidi.

These Are The Top 10 Rich Men In Nigeria 2018 – See Their Latest Net Worth (Photos)

Nigeria is a country of great opportunities. Talented and enterprising individuals have always been able to make money here. In this article, you will learn about 10 leaders with huge fortunes in Nigeria, the best of the best when it comes to money-making.

10. Mohammed Indimi

Let’s start the list of top ten richest men in Nigeria from the founder of Oriental Energy Resources. He is a successful player in the oil market. His organization was founded in 1990. He managed to reveal his talents as a businessman in the oil and gas industry. Gradually, the company’s portfolio expanded. At the moment, there are resources in Offshore Nigeria. In 2014, he took the 37th position in the ranking of the rich people of Africa. His net worth is 650 million dollars.

 

9. Tunde Folawiyo

Also, among top 10 richest men in Nigeria, there is talented representative and legal adviser Tunde Folawiyo. He leads the MTN Nigeria and the Yinka Folawiyo Group. According to Forbes information, the total amount of his assets is $650 million.

8. Jim Ovia

The eighth in the ranking of the richest people in Nigeria is Zenith Bank Group creator. This commercial institution is an individual investor with stake around 9.3%. He also the owner of Visafone. In late summer of 2014, Ovia began to develop a petrochemical enterprise with an investment of 1.5 billion dollars. It is located in Akwa Ibom State.

In 2014, according to Forbes, Ovia became the 30th richest man in Africa. His current estimated net worth is 1 around billion dollars.

7. Orji Uzor Kalu

The 7th richest man in Nigeria is the Chairman of large organizations Daily Sun, SLOK Holding, New Telegraph. He was Governor of Abia State. According to Forbes, the net worth of this man is 1 billion dollars.

6. Tony Elumelu

This year, the net worth of the famous representative has somewhat decreased due to monetary circumstances. Elumelu is an experienced financial expert, altruist and visionary business person. He serves as Chairman of Joined Bank for Africa, Heirs Holdings, Transcorp. This man also created The Tony Elumelu Foundation. He is worth $1.4 billion

5. AbdulSamad Isyaku Rabiu

The 5th richest Nigerian is a famous businessman. In the 1980’s, his father Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu became one of the country’s leading industrialists. AbdulSamad founded the BUA Group. He also serves as executive director of the Nigerian Bank of Industry. At the moment, his fortune is $1.5bn.

4. Theophilus Danjuma

His estimated net worth is $1.7 billion. He is a Jukun warrior, humanitarian, official, multi-mogul agent. Danjuma headed the headquarters of the Nigerian Army from 1975 to 1979. He also served as Minister of Defense under the Obasanjo government. This man took the 1577th place in the ranking of the richest people on the planet when his assets were about 1.1 billion dollars.

3. Femi Otedola

We approached the top three leaders. The third place belongs to Femi Otedola. It is difficult to meet Nigerians who would not know this name. He serves as CEO of Forte Oil Plc, Zenon Petroleum Oil. The main spheres of his activity are real estate, gas and oil. This man’s estimated net worth was 1.8 billion dollars in 2016 according to Forbes, however, in one of the latest articles, Forbes informed that the net worth of Femi Otedola has dropped significantly in 2017 and now is just $330 million dollars.

2. Mike Adenuga

He is the founder of ConOil and owner of Globacom – the second largest telecommunications company in the country. Adenuga does not need to be introduced.This 63-year-old gentleman owns shares in Equitorial Trust Bank. According to Forbes, his fortune is $5.8 billion. He is the third richest man in Africa.

 

1. Aliko Dangote

Surely you were not surprised to know who’s the richest man in Nigeria. He is very popular throughout the world. He is the chairman of Dangote Group, he has businesses in Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Benin, Togo, and Zambia. This entrepreneur also has businesses in agriculture, telecommunications, real estate, and some other spheres.

According to the latest estimates of Forbes, Dangote net worth is $11.9 billion.

We hope that this information was of interest to you. Let’s wish every businessman from this list prosperity and career successes!

 

Media Entrepreneur, Debola Williams Lists 20 Things That Shouldn’t Be Done In 2018 (Must Read)

Media executive, Debola Williams listed 20 things that shouldn’t be done in 2018. See the list below:

1. Don’t give your love as bait, it’s not worth it

2. Don’t give your value for gain only, it’s too short sighted.

3. Don’t kill your self with heart ache; It’s not useful.

4. Because you have no truth, You accuse others without proof #DontDoIt

5. Because you want to look rich, you go broke trying #DontDoIt

6. You are broke but this opportunity is beneath you #DontDoIt

7. He said; they said, in 2018, #DontDoIt (Focus on ideas and changing the world)

8. I am afraid, I am unsure, I can’t, how do you know it will work? #DontDoIt (Or how far has not moving got you?)

9. I am not beautiful enough, my nose is not straight enough, I am not good enough. #DontDoIt (You have no value if you are the same with everyone else)

10. I’m just doing this to get by… to survive…
#DontDoIt (Find your why, even if it’s to be a janitor)

11. A relationship doesn’t ever make sacrifices for you and you keep singing “it will get better”
#DontDoIt

12. Company that doesn’t motivate, energize, inform or inspire #DontDoIt

13. If it brings the worst out of you, gets emotions high, makes you the person you think you are not and it’s not for the better #DontDoIt

14a. “I just said that to them, not doing it. Lol.” #DontDoIt

14b. “Let’s just do it sha” #DontDoIt (Flee from mediocrity)

15. People will gift you their trust, don’t mess with it!

16. Their heart, don’t toy with it

17. Their secrets, don’t tear at it
18. Their faith, don’t smash it

19. Their love, don’t walk over it

Note, Everything in Life is a gift and If someone messes up the gift you gave them, don’t beat yourself up. Smile and walk way knowing their worth is small and their measure too Little. It’s on them, not you.

20. And #DontDoIt too, don’t be the small, dirty person.

May 2018 be all you’ve dreamed and more Debola Williams, is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker.

Alongside Chude Jideonwo, he is a co-founder of Red Africa (home of The Future Awards Africa, YNaija, and StateCraft Inc). He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Statecraft Inc. Described as “the man with the golden touch” by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Debola has helped 3 African Presidents get elected.

Femi Fani Kayode Reacts To Apostle Suleiman’s Prophecy About His Wife

Following the prophecy given by Apostle Suleiman about how an assassination attempt would be made on the life of Precious Chikwendu, wife to former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, the concerned husband took to his Instagram page to show appreciation.

FFK as he is simply known is quite popular for his controversial stance on political issues especially the against the current government.

In post he said,

“I thank the Lord for using the great Apostle Suleman to expose the evil plan of my adversaries to assasinate my beautiful wife, Precious Chikwendu, in 2018.
The bible says the Lord “reveals to redeem”. They shall fail because she is a daughter of Zion, she is hidden in Christ and she is covered by the blood of Jesus.
If you want a fight face me like a man and leave my wife alone. Only cowards and vermin target the wives of their critics.
No fear! No retreat! No surrender! We are unbeatable!”

7 Effective Ways To Help Deal With A Bad Breakup

Regardless of the reason you broke up, breaking up is a nightmare. It’s like you are going through a process that is tough because someone you care about no longer feel the same way about you. You’ve been dumped, you’ve been broken it’s seems like the whole World is against you. But there are plenty of things you can do to get through this difficult time, and even move on.

Sheri Meyers, a marriage therapist once said “The first thing you need to anticipate, no matter where you are in the (healing) process, is that there is a grieving [period]. There is a sense of abandonment, there is a sense of terror about the future, there is disappointment… There is a process of going from we back to me.”

Below are 7 effective ways to help you through this difficult time

1. Stay clear of rebound relationship.

Rebound relationship sometimes look like a quick fix to ease your pains but you may end up enduring two heartbreaks at the same time if you make the wrong choice.  The best thing to do is not to jump into any relationship, you must understand the why, before you make any move.

2. Take time to reflect on your past relationship

There must have been something that cause the breakup, you guys were best of friends, then suddenly the tide turned, thinking and reflecting on these things will help make you a better person and speed up the healing process, but don’t dwell here for too long.

3. Remove any painful triggers/roadblocks

Anything that hurt or can hurt your feelings try to do away with them. It may be a memory, a song, or a gift, keeping these things can make it harder for you to recover. It’s okay to put them aside for a moment and focus on the healing process.

4. Consider grieving a little.

Breakups can leave a big hole in your heart. So it’s normal to cry, be angry and lonely. Don’t fight these emotions, give yourself the permission to go through this pain and it will speed up your healing process.

5. Remind yourself that you still have a future

“It’s so easy to see the loss as everything, and then it starts overwhelming the good in all of your life,” says Meyers.

One heartbreak can open a door to a long-lasting happiness, it only when you allow yourself to see this, that you can truly enjoy full healing.

6. Don’t go through it alone.

Talking to a family member, a friend or joining a support group can help. Make sure you give yourself this permission and talk to someone where necessary.

7. Find a healthy way to deal with your emotional baggage

After a breakup, some people vent this anger on alcohol and add more pains to their sorrow. Instead of alcohol, find a healthy alternative that will add up to your growth and recovery. Maybe an exercise, a new hobby or anything that will make you active.

Read Apostle Johnson Suleman’s Shocking 2018 Prophecies For Nigeria – God Says ” Let Sambo Dasuki Go”

Apostle(Prof) Johnson Suleman the President and founder of Omega Fire Ministries worldwide has released the prophecies for 2018. Here are the details below:

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1. Economy to get better in Nigeria in 2018

2. Year of serial bombings in Nigeria

3. Imo State Governor to make governorship a family affair

4. Donald Trumps health needs attention

5. A new strategies of killing perceived political
enemies in Nigeria will arise

6. Wildfire outbreak in an American state

7. Manhunt for Ekiti state Governor by the Federal Government of Nigeria

8. Government of Nigeria to disobey court orders

9. God says ” Let Sambo Dasuki go”

10.President Buhari to be flown abroad on emergency

11. A former Nigerian military President laid to rest

12. Many bloggers to be arrested and jailed

13. Bola Tinubu to have public showdown with President Buhari

14. Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, rest in peace

15. Political blackmail to be on the rise

16. I saw two great northern kings in open conflict

17. Church buildings collapse, tears, tears

18. EFCC boss to have major setback

19. Nollywood, new stars to take over

20. 2018 budget, Senate and presidency lockjam

21. NAFDAC to pray against fire disaster

22. Senate President To Be harassed embarrassed. Many publications and threatened arrest.

23. DSS boss, to attend to his health

24. Fresh charges against Abubakar Atiku and friends to be embarrassed

25. I saw major bombings in Egypt

26. Attempt on the life of Chief Femi Fani Kayode’s wife

27. South African Jacob Zuma to be humiliated

28. Atiku’s men will betray him

29. U.K bombings, biggest in history

30. Channels TV in court crisis

31. America, Canada, Asia, to experience hurricanes.

32. Ibe Kachikwu to be removed and replaced

33. NTA to pray against losing a top boss

34. Shoprite Lagos to beef up securities, I see a major raid.

35. I see Fulani herdsmen entering Lagos and Rivers State massively

36. Oh America, I see war in 2018

37. Let’s pray against train accident. I saw a train going out of the rail

38. I saw the naira gaining relevance

39. I see a new political party that will divide APC and PDP

40. 2019, power will not move from the North

41. I see serious politics against Osibanjo

42. Nigeria pray against air crash

43. I saw a young Nigerian musician experiencing major media attack sponsored by a fellow musician of same genre

44. Kardashian family, topsy-they in 2018

45. I see some Nollywood stars permanently leaving Nigeria for better opportunities

46. 2018, the year of the Army. So much military presence and control

47. Good luck Jonathan should pray not to be bereaved

48. Nnamdi Kanu to be embarrassed both locally and internationally

49. God will give people good health and there will be cure to incurable diseases

50. I see a group rising in the North and asking for their own nation. It’s political

Damilola Adegbite Addresses Divorce In Emotional Post

Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite, whose 2-year-old marriage to Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh packed up this year with the latter confirming their separation in an interview, took to Instagram to indirectly address the divorce saga as she reflected on the year.

Damilola who said her trust was betrayed this year, wrote;

“2017 was a tough year for me. One of the toughest of my life. My trust was betrayed in heart breaking ways and I had to go through some very painful overwhelming changes. But in all this, I am eternally grateful because who I am became crystal clear to me. Most importantly, I became more convinced that there is a higher power ( call it nature, karma, the universe.. I choose “GOD”). A GOD who listens when called on and who fights for the patient and selfless. He gave me some things I thought I really really wanted, to prove to me that there is nothing impossible for him to do, but he took them away again, this time by force, because sometimes, what we want is not necessarily good for us. It’s an uncomfortable process, like a child being weaned, but it signifies growth and advancement. I can’t deny that my scars are still healing, and I’m still a little dizzy from trying to adjust ?but ultimately, I am thankful for the opportunity to have been handed an almost brand new slate and for the courage to accept it.

How Igbo Can Produce Nigeria’s President – APC

The pursuit for Igbo presidency can only be achieved under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said.

APC Vice Chairman in the South East, Chief Emma Eneukwu, made the disclosure while speaking during a meeting of the party’s Zonal caucus held at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

Eneukwu stressed that the political prospects of the Igbo-speaking region could be better served under the APC-led administration.

He urged the party in the region to remain more united and focused especially as the 2019 general elections approach.

Eneukwu noted that the party has been repositioned to capture political power in the remaining four zones in the state and called for contributions of the party leaders for the success of the ruling party.

He said, “The clamour, the agitation for a Nigeria’s President of Igbo extraction is only achievable under the Buhari administration and what is needed is for South East zone to double our support for Mr President.

“We must align the region to the mainstream national politics, support APC and ensure the re-election of Buhari in the 2019 general elections.”

Here Are The Best Music Albums Of 2017 

10. Ijele The Traveller – FlavourThe album’s title is steeped in Igbo masquerade culture, where the Ijele is recognised as the largest and most ceremonial of them all. Masterkraft oversees the bulk of the project and incorporates the traditional instruments such as drums, ogene, and ekwe but just before you are about to entertain the thought that Flavour is finally making the pure highlife record he was born to make, he capitulates and dilutes the punch. Everyone has to be satisfied.

9. The Glory – Olamide

Every December for the last six years, Olamide has put out an album of new material. The critics haven’t always been kind. And for good reason too. Look no further than this year’s messy entry, Lagos Na Wa. Released in the twilight of 2016, The Glory is his sixth studio album and the Olamide that shows up here is a (gasp!) grown man. At a respectable (by his standards) sixteen tracks length, The Glory is almost sparse, as Olamide begins to consider his legacy both as an artiste and as a father.

8. Illy Bomaye -Ill Bliss

After fatherhood comes introspection it seems and while this is a trajectory that has worked for everyone from Jay Z and Eminem, no one wears the role quite like Ill Bliss. As on past albums, on Illy Bomaye, the rapper’s fifth studio album, Ill Bliss does introspection quite well. With little or no A-list help, Ill Bliss and his team of producers (Tha Suspect, Major Bangz) put together some powerful verses set to deep ominous beats.

7. Timeless -Omawumi

For her third merry go round, Omawumi could not have taken a more divergent approach. Signed to a new management and with an eye on the international market, Omawumi has carefully downplayed her considerable hit making abilities and embraced a richer, fuller, jazzier sound – one that mixes Fela Kuti and the throbbing pull of Afrobeat with the vivacious scatting of jazz songstresses gone by. If the album had stayed true to the energy of the first half, Timeless might have topped this list.

6. Blessed Forever -A-Q

Thinker. Troublemaker. Veteran. Genius. All these parts of A-Q show up and battle for prominence on Blessed Forever, his fourth studio record and follow up to the brilliant Rose album. Nothing much has changed since he last put an album out. A-Q on Blessed Forever is just as crazy, just as brilliant, and this time, quite emotional. Divided into five acts, the record is inventive with hot takes like Lekki Expressway showing his inventive, subversive side.

5. Niniola -This is Me

Home to Maradona and Sicker, two of the biggest Afro-house anthems of the year, Niniola’s debut has more goodies embedded within. Jam-packed with slick, sexy, power dance tunes delivered with relish, in both English and Yoruba. First albums aren’t usually this assured but having spent a couple of years, developing her craft, This Is Me is Niniola burrowing in, carving her own niche, and then bursting out the gate confident in her abilities.

4. Agberos International -Bantu

For regulars at Afropolitan Vibes, the premier live music gig in Lagos put together by Ade Bantu and his 13-man band, Agberos International is simply a continuation of the quarterly visits to the Muri Okunola Park. Familiar yet refreshingly so, the music on Agberos International is an amalgam of Afrobeat, jazz, rap and performance poetry. Standout track, Niger Delta Blues, featuring legendary Fela Kuti collaborator, Tony Allen, is by itself worth the price of admission.

3. For You -Cobhams

For his first album as a solo artiste, Cobhams Asuquo abandons the trappings of fame and lure of the bright lights and makes a complete gospel album that astounds in its craftsmanship and overflows with richness. Technically the project is faultless. The finish is of international quality and Asuquo’s big booming voice is placed at the center of the affecting ballads that make up the album. The entire experience is a thoroughly pleasurable and enveloping, yet intimate encounter with the Most High.

2. Simisola -Simi

2017 was the year X3M Music’s years long investment in Simi, the awkward but terrific singer, songwriter and sound engineer finally paid off, reaping well deserved rewards from Lagos to London. Responsible for this was the arrival of her debut album with X3M, the gloriously imagined, conceptualized and delivered Simisola. Simisola is easily the most enjoyable disc put forward this year, boasting delightful songwriting, beautiful melodies and sublime singing.

1. Musa Jikan Musa -Morell

The city of Jos has contributed its fair share to the music business (2face, the Abaga brothers) but because of the humanitarian crises in that part of the country, somehow the North seems to have been written out of pop culture. Morell is here to address that. He takes on this responsibility without being self-aware and delivers a debut disc that is proudly reflective of his origins, yet bears a finish that is ready to cross over. Musa Jikan Musa’s unique blend of traditional instrumentation, impressive songwriting and delicious rhymes is almost second to none.

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9. Potato Potahto

Potato Potahto certainly remains pretty to look at, even when the screenplay begins to sag with repetition. The sets are colourful and costumes were designed to both grab attention and flatter the actors, particularly Jocelyn Dumas, who is a designer’s dream to dress; and Lala Akindoju, who flaunts legs that stretch from Accra to Ankara.

8. Couple’s Award

It isn’t a complete picture that Couple’s Award, as written and directed by Kehinde Olorunyomi Odukoya presents, plus, there is that troublesome itch to reach for a crowd-pleasing ending. Looking beyond this though, Couple’s Award is a finely acted, well presented effort that is marked by a rich story and a somewhat faithful execution. Shame it wasn’t widely seen.

7. King Invincible

Ultimately, King Invincible is a director’s film and Femi Adisa’s hard work and vision is what is most striking about the entire picture. His passion is visible in every shot, and in every fight scene. He falters on occasion, with what he gets in (clustered sets, unimpressive supporting actors) and with what he leaves out (a pivotal battle scene that could have told more of the hero’s character) but anyone can see that bigger things are sure to come from him.

6. Slow Country

Slow Country moves with a deliberate pace until it gets to the bloody shootout that is really where director Eric Aghimien’s heart lies. He unspools a final act that is impressive in its stunt work and easy command of visual effects. It would be unjust to dismiss Slow Country as a minor work from a promising auteur. Pretty obvious Aghimien has plenty more things to teach Nollywood. Someone just needs to give him a budget worth his talent.


5. Banana Island Ghost (BIG)

The real star of BIG is the picture. Sasore manages something special here with drone shots and visual effects that tell a story all their own. His cinematography is pretty basic but the pictures are lit up to near perfection, only interrupted by the over enthusiastic product placements. Watch out for Akah Nnani who steals his scenes and makes quite the impression as a hopeless police sergeant.

4. CaTCH.eR

A basic police procedural – to the extent that it can be called one – masquerading as a clever whodunit, CaTCH.eR turns out to be more tame domestic drama, albeit with some blood and gore, than edge-of-your-seat thriller. The attraction for the young actors, must have been the chance to work with Taylaur, a filmmaker who with a soft focus on style and action, is setting himself up as one of Nollywood’s thinking men.

3. Hakkunde

In many respects, Hakkunde is the story of contemporary Nigeria, a witty, emotional exploration of what it means to be young and Nigerian. Set in Lagos and Kaduna, Hakkunde places one young graduate’s quest for dignity at the center of a larger, more encompassing story of resourcefulness, doggedness and the importance of community.

2. Isoken

Isoken builds up to a satisfying, if cluttered ending as the usual romantic comedy tropes are ticked off. Director Jade Osiberu’s imprints are all over the film as she unspools the sights and sounds of contemporary upperclass Lagos living. Her camera work is deft and even when she needn’t bother; she comes up with interesting ways of presenting her picture.

1. Ojukokoro

With its voice over narration, nourish mood, ensemble cast and time bending snap structure, Dare Olaitan has obviously studied the iconic films of auteurs like Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs) and Guy Ritchie (Snatch). He pays homage to them in ways that may seem obvious but makes it clear that his vision is no lazy copy, as he situates his madcap story very much in present day Nigeria.

#30BillionConcert: Red Carpet Photos Of Female Celebrities Who Stole The Show

The much anticipated #30billionconcert by Davido which held on the 27th of December 2017 at the Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island saw a bevy of beautiful ladies turn up in style for the event.

With the likes of Adunni Ade, Lola OJ, Eniola Badmus, Chidinma Ekile, Omowunmi Akinfessi, Liz John Black and a host of other well known faces gracing the red carpet, the style-o-meter was definitely off the charts.

The event had performances from the creme of the Nigerian music industry such as the Mo’hits who reunited for the event, Nasty C, Olamide, Falz, Ikechukwu, Runtown, Wizkid, Niniola, Humblesmith, 2baba and lots more.

Here are some the stylish ladies on the red carpet

15 Nigerian Celebrities Who Welcomed New Babies In 2017

Being a parent is another stage of life everybody would love to experience as the joy of welcoming their very own child is so thrilling.

Here are top 15 Nigerian celebrities who had their kids this year.

1. Dbanj

Dbanj welcomed his son with Didi Kilgrow in May 2017. The duo wedded in a secret ceremony in July 2016.

2. Davido

Nigerian artiste, Davido, welcomed his second child with his American girlfriend, Amanda in May 2017.

3. Runtown

Mad over you’ singer, Runtown welcomed his first child, a baby boy with his girlfriend, Selena Leath in June 2017.

4. Laura Ikeji

 

In July 2017 Linda Ikeji’s younger sister, Laura Ikeji-Kanu and husband Ogbonna Kanu welcomed a baby boy, Ryan in the US.

5. Mimi Orijekwe

The actress who welcomed her child on April 3, 2017 revealed she had her without the aid of anesthetic and epidurals.

6. Dolapo Oni

British-born Nigerian television presenter, Dolapo Oni Sijuwade, and husband Prince Adegbite Sijuwade welcomed their son on August 26, 2017.

7. Mary Remmy Njoku

Nollywood actress and CEO of ROK studios Mary Remmy Njoku and her husband Jason Njoku welcomed the third child, a baby girl in August 2017.

8. Ifunanya Igwe

 

Actress, Ifunanya Igwe and her husband, Mike Ukpabia added a second child, a baby girl named Michelle to the family in October 2017.

9. Uche Nnanna

In October, Nollywood actress, Uche Nnanna and her husband, Richard Maduka welcomed their second baby, a boy in USA.

10. Benita Okojie

Gospel singer, Benita Okojie and her husband Olawale Adeyinna welcomed their baby boy in October. The couple got married in November 2016.

11. Wizkid

Nigerian Music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, AKA Wizkid has confirmed the birth of his third child with his International manager in November 2017.

12. Deyemi Okanlawon

This month, Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon welcomed another baby boy. The actor took to his Instagram page to share some photos making him a father of 2.

13. Tunde Owokoniran

Nollywood actor, Tunde Owokoniran and wife, Tunmise welcomed a baby girl this year. Owokoniran announced the arrival of their bundle of joy on Instagram on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 quoting the Quran.

14. Iheoma Nnadi

Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has welcomed a bouncing baby girl with his wife, former beauty queen Iheoma Nnadi in August 2017.

15. Paul Okoye

Paul Okoye & wife Anita welcomed twins, a baby boy and girl some months ago. The babies were born in Atlanta, United States and brings Paul Okoye’s total number of kids to three – two boys and a girl.

13 Artiste Concerts That Rocked 2017 – Which Do You Think Is More Iconic?

And as it wraps up Showtime recalls with nostalgic feelings artiste concerts that rocked the industry.

While some artistes are basking in the euphoria of the success their concerts recorded, others count their losses while re-strategizing on how to do it right next time.

The piece below is a list of artiste concerts that rocked the music space in 2017.

Sit back & Enjoy!!!

1.  Majek Fashek’s ‘30 years on stage concert’

September 10, 2017 was vintage Majek Fashek, at the Grand Ball Room, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, where he dazzled reggae music lovers who yearned for more as he performed at his 30 years on stage concert; which also doubled as his album launch.

The concert which was believed to be a show that would transform the fortunes of the acclaimed ‘Rainmaker’ after many years of battling with alleged “Spiritual attacks” and his return to the Nigerian music space .

Besides 2face, Ushbebe, Maleke, I Go Save, Sound Sultan, Kenny Blaq, Ade Bantu and his band, the Ibru sisters, Akpororo, DJ Jimmy Jatt and a few others worthy of note, most invited artistes, entertainment stakeholders and corporate Nigeria were conspicuously absent.

Though the show commenced way behind schedule, Majek stunned the crowd with his stage craft. Many would have thought he was out of shape for obvious reasons, but he took everyone by surprise as he dazzled brilliantly on stage.

2. Phyno Fest

Indelible memories of the third edition of Phyno’s annual music concert, ‘PhynoFest’

The Shut Down Reloaded’, still resonate in the hearts of fans who attended the concert which attracted well over 50,000 fun lovers who came out to be thrilled by their favourite music acts.

The concert which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, kicked off on Saturday 18th November, with a street party held in the Abakpa Nike area of Enugu State, the community where Phyno actually honed his musical skills while growing up.

Riding on the crest of past editions, the main concert held on Sunday 19th with brilliant musical performances from;

Phyno, D’banj, Yemi Alade, Runtown, Zoro, YCEE, Flavour, Timaya, Runtown, Rude Boy of the defunct P’Square, Lil Kesh, Mayorkun, Duncan Mighty and many others.

Hosted by top broadcaster, Olisa Adibua, with appearances from Nedu and hype-man Ehiz, and a post-concert after party, powered by Hennessey, PhynoFest will sure linger on the lips of music pundits for the first quarter of 2018.

3. Simi’s ‘See Me Live’ concert’

Known for her stage dexterity and musical prowess, X3M Ideas songstress, Simi, dazzled in her usual fashion as she crowned 2017 with the maiden edition of her music concert tagged ‘See Me Live’, at the Hard Rock Café, Oniru Estate.

With a conscious effort targeted at making her fans drool with expectation in 2018, the Jamb Question crooner serenaded guests with good music in a fashion never seen of her since her debut.

As expected, there was a flagrant display of musical chemistry between her, Falz and Adekunle Gold as they wowed guests during their duet performances.

Without an iota of bias, Showtime scores Simi a 100%, because for starters she did brilliantly and deserves to be applauded.

4. Five Star Music Fiesta

Led by self styled ‘Limpopo Master’, Kcee, the Five Star Music Fiesta held at the Ikeja City Mall, December 2nd, 2017, with an amazing list of star artistes including Simi, Timaya, Reekado Banks Kiss Daniel.

MI, Tekno, Small Doctor, Mayorkun, Patorankin, Niniola, DJ Consequence, just to mention a few.

It was an event of brilliant musical showmanship that culminated into what fun lovers have continued to describe as one of the most interesting and successful artiste concert of 2017.

Being a free for all show which is rare in the history of music concerts in Nigeria, Five Star Music Fiesta set the ball rolling for all other concerts in the months of December.

5. Maleek Berry’s ‘Last Daze of Summer’

Following the success of his hit singles ‘Eko Miami’ and ‘Been Calling’ to the release of his EP ‘Last Daze of Summer’ which received over 70 million hits on music streaming platforms,

to bagging two nominations at the MOBO Awards, British-Nigerian born music producer and singer, Maleek Berry, can boast of a phenomenal 2017.

Some may want to say he wasn’t ripe enough to stage a concert, but trust me it was a good decision at the right time because with the enviable energy and admirable stage craft he wielded,

he took his audience on a rollercoaster ride of entertainment bliss laced with professionalism.

The concert tagged ‘Last Daze of Summer’, like his EP, which was his debut, brought his music tour to an end.

6. Mr Eazi’s ‘Detty Rave’ concert

After rumours went viral that he had lost favour with his Lagos fans as a result of unguided statements he made during interviews and on social media, Mr Eazi decided to try his luck outside Lagos.

After his mini concert at Sango Ota which held on the 2nd of December, his ‘Detty Rave’ concert held in Abuja on the 9th of December at the Harrow Park, and he reportedly held fans spellbound with his stage craft.

7. Brymo at Terra Kulture Arena Concert

As one of Nigeria’s most talented music acts, Brymo’s concert at the Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island was phenomenal.

With his band, ‘The Lagos Tout’ and an array of other talented performers, Brymo took elites on a ride of unpopular but beautiful sounds only lovers of good music can understand and appreciate.

Yes, you may argue that he does music for a select audience, mostly the rich and affluent, his concert, though attended by a minute fraction of the Nigerian music audience,

is worthy of note and Showtime gives it to him because despite the setbacks he suffered after parting ways with Chocolate City, he has been able to remain relevant on the Nigerian music scene.

8. ‘Mayor of Lagos’ concert

With Mayorkun’s ‘Eleko’, ‘Sade’ and ‘Mama’ hits, who would expect the DMW lead act to rest on his oars?

For the youngster who is revving up to take over the music scene, his debut concert ‘Mayor of Lagos’, which took place at the Hard Rock Cafe on December 14 was the starting point.

Anyone familiar with Mayorkun will agree he is a game changer who knows how to wow his audience, who in turn usually steal the show from him as they sing along word for word whenever he performs on stage.

This was the case at his ‘Mayor of Lagos’ concert which music pundits have described as one to look out for in 2018.

9. Olamide in Concert (OLIC4)

After three successful editions at the 6000 capacity Eko Hotels Convention Centre, on Sunday, December 17, YBNL henchman, Olamide, took the 4th edition to the main bowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, for lack of space.

The 24,000 capacity stadium experienced non-stop music from 12noon all through till 7pm when it ended.

As expected, his former signees, Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh and Viktoh were on ground to support him, alongside Temmy Ovwasa and many other top Nigerian acts that graced the OLIC4 stage.

Love him; hate him, Olamide made history at OLIC4 with the success it recorded, little wonder Falz, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold and Davido made sure they impressed at their respective concerts which held after his historic OLIC4.

10. ‘The Falz Experience’

Penultimate December 20th, 2017, Falz announced the maiden edition of his concert themed ‘The Falz Experience’, and in a one-on-one chat with Showtime,

he boasted of how unique and different it was going to be since he was bringing on board something never seen in the history as far as artiste concerts in Nigeria goes.

Did he deliver on his promise to dazzle guests? It’s a yes. Guests couldn’t get enough of his vocal prowess, sound, good music, uniqueness, chemistry and all that came with the concert as they were just awesome.

Till date, the question on the lips of critics is how he was able to conceive and bring to fruition such feat.

Though journalists who attended the concert complained of ill treatment, but they all confessed with objectivity that he delivered on his promise to deliver entertainment extraordinaire.

11. Wizkid’s concert

After a successful year with major chart topping singles and videos, self styled ‘Star Boy’, Wizkid, decided to crown the year with a concert which has since been the talk of the town and on news headlines.

Besides the mouth gaping performances of his back-in-the-day hit songs and surprise stage appearances which left the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel bristling with ecstatic screams,

worthy of mention was the Child rapper, Hammed, whom Wizkid gave the rare opportunity to showcase his rap skills on stage.

Wizkid was so charmed by the rapper’s talent that he pledged to support the budding child rapper’s music career with the sum of 10-million naira.

The climax of this record breaking concert which still hasn’t left the lips of analysts was the reconciliatory moment when Wizkid shocked everyone by calling his alleged arch rival, Davido, on stage to perform with him.

This alone has been the talk of the town for days and trust me, it won’t end anytime soon.

12. ‘One Night Stand with Adekunle Gold & the 79th Element’

The city of Lagos experienced a magical ‘One Night Stand’ with Adekunle Gold at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, on Boxing Day.

Organized and powered by Bavent Street Live, the concert follows-up successful editions held at the 02 Academy in London and Button Factory in Dublin.

Hosted by Do2dtun, the show kicked off with a soul rending performance by Myoa, while Teni and Fumbi prepared the energy of fans for Adekunle Gold’s performance.

The audience quaked in frenzied excitement when Adekunle Gold stepped out in a black sequin jacket, crowned with his signature golden cap.

He gave a mesmerizing performance of Orente backed up by the eccentric display and dramatization from the dancers.

No one could get enough of the Beautiful Night as Adekunle Gold and the 79th Element brought the 1970’s vibe to the stage with the dancers in their old school outfits putting in the Work while portraying various professions.

Towards the end of the performance, the fans couldn’t be more grateful with Call on me, which was followed by a performance from Seyi Shay.

when Simi joined Adekunle Gold on the second stage to sing No forget; the audience was ecstatic about the breathtaking performance.

Adekunle Gold retreated from the stage to allow Simi deliver a mesmerizing rendition of Joromi and Owambe.

The night got better when a member of the audience proposed to his girlfriend which got the crowd excited. She said yes to the growing joy of the audience who exclaimed and took pictures.

Lufthansa, German Airlines, official sponsors of One Night Stand With Adekunle Gold presented a free ticket to Texas, USA, to a lucky winner.

13. Davido’s 30-Billion Concert

2017 has been Davido’s year and it is only right that the Best MTV EMA African Act was saved for the last.

After announcing the ‘30 Billion Concert’ a few months back, it effortlessly became the most talked about 2017 concert in Africa, and it is no surprise the concert attracted attendance and performances from the most celebrated names in Africa such as;

2baba, Falz, Olamide, Niniola, Daddy Showkey, Nasty C surprise appearance by WizKid and the defunct Mo Hits Crew including Don Jazzy, D’banj, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Naeto C and Dr. Sid, just to name a few.

Put together by TE Group, Achievas Entertainment and Pentagon, the concert also recorded a handful of rare feats that solidifies its position as 2017’s biggest concert;

such as the first ever reunion from Mo’ Hits Stars, which was undoubtedly one of the concert’s best highlights – a performance that saw the once label mates perform their hit songs ‘Booty Call’, ‘Closer’, Pere, among others.

Falz thrilled fans with energetic performance of his hit single ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest’ with Davido.

Olamide also added to the fiery ambience of the night, performing one of 2017’s biggest songs, ‘Wo’.

Another awe-inspiring highlight of the night was experienced as popular South African wordsmith, Nasty C graced the stage alongside Runtown; performing their club banger ‘Said’.

Davido went on to invite his newly declared best friend, Wizkid on stage, causing yet another uncontrolled frenzy as both stars embraced.

WizKid went on to perform his street anthem ‘Manya’ with Davido; creating what would be described as one of the rarest musical moments of 2017.

Another segment of the concert witnessed a rare performance from Akpako master; Terry G as he took fans down memory lane with his 2009 single ‘Free Madness’, spurring a sing-along session from the euphoric audience.

Fans experienced every segment of the concert on a high note; spawning hours of undiluted exhilaration as each performing act graced the stage.

The concert brought about the convergence of some of Nigeria’s most respected talents; spanning across an eclectic list of performers which include :-

Olamide, Nonso Amadi, Teniola, Niniola, Tjan, Patoranking, Ice Prince, Dice Ailes, Reminisce, Humble Smith, Wale Turner, Reekado Banks, Mayorkun, Dremo, Sexy Steel, and a host of others.

-Rotimi Agbana

5 Super Eagles Players Who Need January Loan Moves

The January transfer window will open in three days and it must be a window of opportunity for some Super Eagles players desirous of being in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad to feature at the 2018 FIFA World Cup that kicks off in Russia on June 14.

The mix of these 23 players who will be in Russia is still fluid in Rohr’s thinking with insiders revealing the German trainer has six to eight vacant places left to fill. Some of the players who featured in the qualifiers are not sure bets for Russia 2018 on account of not getting enough minutes at their various club sides so the transfer window in January will be very important.

Here are five players who need January loan moves:

Kelechi Iheanacho

Based on goal scoring stats, this should be a no-brainer, but the former U-17 World Cup MVP is not getting the minutes at Leicester City. After his £25 million summer move from Manchester City, Iheanacho has played just 555 minutes in the EPL and in the Carabao League Cup, EFL Trophy, and with the U-21 side in PL 2. He has scored just twice.

But for Nigeria, he played six matches in 2017 – three friendlies and three 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and he scored four goals. Between now and the World Cup, the Super Eagles will play five friendly matches, which are not enough to keep Iheanacho sharp for matches against Croatia, Iceland, and Argentina.

There are teams in the EPL looking for a proven goal poacher or even teams outside of England. He must play consistently between January and May to have a place in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad not to talk of a starting shirt!

Ahmed Musa

One of the assistant captains of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa’s time at Leicester has become catatonic. When he transferred from CSKA Moscow in 2016, we thought he would be Jamie Vardy’s competition but now he is not even making the bench under Claude Puel. Musa has not featured for Leicester in the EPL this season but has played 448 minutes for the U-21 side in PL 2 and in the EFL Cup, scoring three goals.

This club form has carried over to the Super Eagles where he has become a fringe player with the likes of Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi ahead of him in Rohr’s thoughts. Musa is still the only Nigerian player to have scored twice in one match at the World Cup, and at 25, still has a lot more productive years ahead. There were rumours he would make the switch to Hull City, but the manager, his former manager at CSKA, Leonid Slutsky, has been sacked.

Vincent Enyeama

One position the Super Eagles do not boast a sure starter is between the posts. Former No.1, Enyeama, is back training with Rohr casting furtive glances at the Eagles centurion. But, if he wishes to be in Russia, the place is definitely available, the question is if he wants to be there. If he pursues a loan move in January from Lille, it would be a pointer to his ambition of coming out of international retirement with Rohr waiting with open arms.

Brown Ideye

The central striker started the World Cup qualifiers but has since fallen on hard times at Chinese side, Tianjin Teda. With Henry Onyekuru likely to miss the World Cup because of injury, Ideye could still get on the plane but he needs to sort out his transfer quickly. A proposed move to La Liga side, Alaves, is said to have broken down but in a recent interview, the 29-year-old revealed to Score Nigeria, “What happened in China happened, I still have two years left on my contract there, but I am looking forward and hopefully I will soon get myself a good offer and focus on playing again.”

Isaac Success

A lot of promise is going to waste here. Rohr actually rates Success very highly and any sort of good form between January and April will convince the German to include the 21-year-old because he offers a lot of options for the team’s attack. A bundle of power, pace, and trickery, Success can operate across the front lines but he needs to be match-fit and focused to get in the 23. A loan move in January to teams like Brighton; Huddersfield would see him get the minutes and sharpness to convince Rohr. Success has played just once this season – an EFL Cup encounter against Bristol City in which he scored.

10 Photos From Tope Alabi’ House Warming And Dedication Party

Veteran Gospel Singer, Tope Alabi is ending the year on a big note, as the singer has just
dedicated and moved into her newly complete mansion, situated at Fagba, Iju Lagos.

The singer, dedicated the house, and had a house-warming ceremony on Thursday,
Her mansion project was embarked two years ago and its sits atop two plots of land.
According to a source, she invested most of the proceedings from her shows on this property
and her musical career. Tope and her family moved out of her current apartment which she bought years ago.

5 Nigerian Celebrity Breakups In 2017

Divorce and cases of separation in the entertainment industry always make news headlines and trend for a long time on social media.

Some celebrity marriages, which are often staged amidst pomp, tend to crash as fast as they are contracted.

In 2017, it was not any different. While some celebrity marriages have stood the test of time, others were not so lucky in this regard.

Kanyinulia.com have complied the top 5 celebrity marriage scandals and breakups of 2017 that got people talking all year long.

1. Mercy Ayigbe and Lanre Gentry

When in April news broke that the marriage of star actress, Mercy Aigbe to Lanre Gentry was about to hit the rocks, even with her pictures showing her battered face all over the blogosphere, many people hoped that it was a publicity stunt.

A fight between the couple allegedly led to her bleeding, a situation which informed Mercy’s decision to storm the office of the Lagos State Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Commissioner, Lola Akande, to report the matter.

Mr. Gentry was subsequently remanded in Kirikiri Prisons in Lagos. The 52-year-old hotelier finally appeared in court after failing to show up twice. He was then remanded in prison until he met the bail demands of N500, 000 and two sureties who reside in Lagos and have landed properties.

He was granted bail after he was arraigned at an Ikeja magistrate court on a three-count charge of domestic violence, assault and threat to life.

The couple were married for seven years and the union produced a son. While it was Mercy’s second marriage, it was Gentry’s third marriage.

The actress who had accused her husband of physical violence, which she said affected her sight, and caused her to bleed internally for over three weeks, disclosed their separation in a tell-it-all interview with BroadwayTV.

2. Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill

All was going well between Tonto Dikeh and Oladunni Churchill until January 2017, when the marriage hit the rocks.

The actress would eventually share messy details of her marriage.She also released photos to back her claims. Her husband, however, countered her claims, disclosing that he never abused the actress but was a victim of a woman who was under the influence of drugs.

The duo has continued to slander each other and reveal messy details of themselves on social media.

Theirs is unarguably the messiest Nigerian celebrity breakup of 2017 and in a long while.

While it is Tonto’s first marriage, it is Churchill’s second attempt. He was previously married to a certain Bimbo Coker. Churchill is a nephew of a former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Tonto and Churchill met two and a half years ago at Escape Nightclub in Lagos during the birthday party of the latter’s brother. Tonto got pregnant six months after they met and they staged a glamorous traditional marriage on August 29, 2015 at Tonto’s hometown Rumukani in Rumukwuta, Rivers State.

In February, the Nollywood star confirmed there were cracks in the marriage. She revealed she had moved out of the house with her son.

Churchill in company of his uncle, Bishop Dare, met with Tonto ‘s father, Sunny Dikeh, in Port Harcourt in June to retrieve the bride price.

Churchill made the video of the intimate family event public on Instagram. Meanwhile, Tonto celebrated the final dissolution of her marriage in an Instagram post, which simply read, “The joy was indescribable.”

3. Damilola Adegbite and Chris Attoh


Although the pair has been evasive about the state of their marriage, there have been mild indications that they have separated.

They both have not flaunted their love and family on social media for a while now. Instead, Instagram photo captions indicates that they are embarking on individual journeys right now.

The 36-year-old Ghanaian star proposed to Adegbite on a boat cruise in Manhattan, NYC in August 2014. The pair tied the knot on February 14, at the La Villa Boutique Hotel in Accra in 2015.

After months of speculation and denials, the Ghanaian actor, finally admitted that his marriage was over. He made the disclosure on Bella Naija in September.

4. Muma Gee and Prince Eke


The couple met at a Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG in Omole, Lagos State, and got married a few weeks after. The union produced three children including a set of twins.

The couple that was married for six years finally had their volatile marriage dissolved in 2017.

Muma Gee filed for divorce in February, citing domestic violence and infidelity as the reasons.

Muma Gee revealed the details that led to her divorce on Instagram. She said that she suffered series of domestic violence from her estranged husband.

She also disclosed that he proposed to four different women while they were still married. But Prince Eke countered her claims stating that Muma Gee abandoned him with their four children and ran off with another man.

5. Lilian Esoro and Ubi Franklin


What is really going on in the marriage of record label owner, Ubi Franklin and actress, Lilian Esoro, is the million-dollar question on the lips of many.

Their union had been rocky from the very start. It is believed that Lilian initially did not want to marry Ubi, and she had indeed turned down his marriage proposal at first, before she was pressured to accept.

She had also deleted her account on Instagram and went on hibernation before friends in the industry prevailed on her to accept Ubi. This was amidst unconfirmed rumours that Lilian was in love with a popular married comedian.

They wedded in November 2015 and in less than a year and before their son turned one, they split.

It began with rumours and then Lilian un-followed Ubi on Instagram. She also took an even more drastic measure: she took down his name from her Instagram account.

‘Why We Are Buying Presidential Form For Atiku’ – Yoruba Youth Group

 

Atiku Abubakar

The group, under the aegis of Youth in Support of Atiku 2019 (YISA), said it has the responsibility to beg the former vice president to come and serve his country because he has the solution to Nigeria’s problems.

The YISA national president, Comrade Gbeminiyi Ololade, said this in a communique issued at the end of its end of year meeting on December 21, 2017, in Ibadan, which featured award presentation, prize giving, free medical tests and engagement for the 2018 activities.

Ololade said the former vice president’s investments in Nigeria and contribution towards the country’s development were incomparable to any other leader’s.

“He strongly believes in our country, Nigeria. That’s why we are in full support of him for a better Nigeria,” he also said.

The communiqué, jointly signed by YISA national president and national secretary, Bala Gana, which was made available to journalists yesterday, said the great grand patron award bestowed on former the former vice president had made him the number one citizen of the organisation.

13 Nigerian Celebrity Deaths That Shook The Industry In 2017

The Nigerian entertainment industry is not only characterized by a great number of achievements but also by a great number of losses.

The death of these Nigerian celebrities shook the entertainment industry to its core at the time each of their demise occurred. They are however remembered for the legacies they left behind.

Kanyinulia.com presents you a list of Nigerian celebrities that have died in the year 2017.

1. Toyin Majekodunmi

Toyin also called Iya Kike, whose husband is also an actor was the first death incident that was recorded this year in the industry. Before she launched into her movie career, she worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Information for many years. . she died on 2nd of January 2017 at age 61.

2. Prince James Uche

Veteran actor, Prince James Uche was said to have died after a protracted battle with diabetes and kidney ailment. He had been ill for eight years kidney transplant and eye surgery high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney failure
He gave up the ghost two days after he was sujpposed to travel to India for surgery.

3. Pastor Ajidara

Actor Adesina Adesanya, popularly known as ‘Pastor Ajidara’ battled a kidney failure condition and passed away days after it was revealed that he was sick.
Adesanya acted in movies such as: “Agbeku abela” (2009) and “Ologbo Iya Ijebu” (2007).

4. Olumide Bakare

The thespian and a force to reckon with in the industry died after having prolonged battle with a respiratory disorder
Bakare, a veteran actor in the Nigerian film industry died April 22, 2017.

5. Moji Olaiya

Nollywood star actress, Moji Olaiya is the more recent actor that died on the ….. two months after she gave birth to her daughter in Canada. She suffered from cardiac arrest before she died.

6. Eric Arubayi

West Africa Idol star and top Nigerian gospel artiste, Late Eric Arubayi jnr. died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital after battling an illness.

7. Royhillz Edozie

 

Royhills Edozie,the CEO of Lagos Fashion Awards and Most Beautiful Girl in Lagos was diagnosed with perforated ulcer and was recovering before he relapsed. He died on January 30th and was just 28 years old.

8. Nengi FineCountry

Nengi Finecountry is a journalist attached to African Independent Television, who died on Sunday, May 7.

9. Modupe Oyekunle

Fast rising Nollywood actress, Modupe Oyekunle, died in May after giving birth to her third child, a baby girl which survived.

10. Supo Dosunmu

Popular US show promoter, Supo Dosunmu and CEO of Unique promotions who took Dbanj and Don Jazzy on their first major tour US several years back died on Monday, January 16, 2017 in the United States.

11. Victor Eze Okwuchukwu

Victor Eze Okwuchukwu who played Alika in the popular TV series, “Fuji House of Commotion,” passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, after a long battle with stroke.

12. Adebayo Faleti

A renowned journalist, poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti, passed away on July 23, 2017, at the age of 86. He was a renowned journalist in his prime having taken up top management positions at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) in the role of a General Manager and also as the Film Editor and Librarian at the National Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan, Oyo State.

He was laid to rest on Friday, September 8, 2017.

13. Obi Madubogwo

Popular for his role in “Conspiracy,” Obi Madubogwo announced in 2016 that he was in need of public support for his health.

He had just come out of coma after a toxic battle with a diabetic wound, and was in need of financial support for a surgery, tests and medications to avoid amputation of his leg.

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