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Fally Ipupa - Canne a Sucre

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Congolaise Music Giant, Fally Ipupa is out with his much anticipated song , Canne a sucre. The song has a blend of unique movable style from the musical genius that tends to make you move your body unresistably to the beat and the flow. Fally Ipupa takes us on a journey of really good music on this tune and it's one you should take your time and listen to. It's goes from one phase to another making you enjoy good Francophone music that's relatable and beautiful. DOWNLOAD

The Joy Masterclass debuts in London, Chude Jideonwo, Seun Awolowo, others to teach on flourishing and joy

Joy, Inc., the benefit corporation focused on building happier, flourishing Africans is set to hold the first London edition of The Joy Masterclass on Saturday, 15 September, 2018 at the London Business School.
The Joy Masterclass, which has been taught in 5 cities across 3 countries, is an intense class administered for individuals, teams, and leaders that weave the confluence of thinking and research about happiness, human flourishing and resilience - across Psychology, Economics, Divinity, and Philosophy - into practical lessons, habits, and tools that help participants transform their thinking, attitudes, and actions.Teaching at The Joy Masterclass is Chude Jideonwo, founder of Joy, Inc. and 2017 Yale World Fellow. Prior to founding Joy, Inc., Chude had been a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree, a CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year winner, and Adjunct Faculty at the Pan Atlantic University. He led the African media group, RED for 13 years achieving 100 percent team retention, a 94 per…

Tony Elumelu Celebrates Mother at 90

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It was all glits and glamour has Renowned Business Mogul, Tony Elumelu hosted the crème de la crème of Lagos and Nigeria at large to his Mother's 90th birthday. In his words he says, " It was a great privilege to honour and celebrate our mother Chief Mrs S.N. Elumelu, on the occasion of her 90th birthday yesterday with our friends and well wishers. Mama is the foundation of who and what we are in business, as wives and husbands and as parents. Mama taught us the importance of legacy and of the integral role of women to the development of Africa. I celebrated her yesterday with my friends and family but I celebrate her every single day in everything I do. Happy birthday mama. I pray that we will have the opportunity to celebrate many more years with you! "(Source - Instagram @tonyoelumelu)

Gospel Act, Jackson Jones gears up for US and Europe Tours

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Jackson Oluwafemi Adiyan popularly known by his stage name Jackson Jones, is one of Nigeria's finest worship leader based in the South South part of the country. His music career as a performing artist spans over twenty years has led thousands of worshipers across the length and breath of Nigeria and continue to lead weekly, a minimum of five thousand worshiper as He continues to tour the country with His band. 
His energetic approach to praise and worship earned him the title "The Praise Marshal". And he plans on taking his reception on a global tour later on this year to The United States and some parts of Europe. 
Jackson Jones has shared the stage with some of Africa's finest artists which include but not limited to Sammie Okopso, Frank Edwards, Freke Umoh, Midnight Crew, Preye Odede and Mercy Chinwo just to mention a few.
Jackson Jones who currently has an album in view has released three soar away singles and a video already. His songs "Praise You Till I Die&…

Access Bank educates communities on World Mosquito Day

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Access Bank has shown its commitment to giving back to the communities across Nigeria, through partnerships with other private enterprises, supporting the work of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged through outreach programmes, funding and infrastructural development and peer to peer education. It also partners with the government to advocate for causes that affect citizens every day. World Mosquito day is one of those causes.August 20th 2018, the annual World Mosquito Day, was chosen to recognize the role the insect plays in the spread of diseases like Malaria, Yellow Fever and most recently the Zika Virus that spread through Africa and Europe and caused a global pandemic. In Nigeria, we commemorate World Mosquito Day for its relation to Malaria tropical disease endemic to the country.Malaria is a major health concern in Nigeria, causing an average of 6000 deaths each year, predominantly women and children. Because it affects all Nigerians, …

Boat Loads Of Fun And Excitement At MTN's mPulse Launch

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Today, thousands of kids converged at the Landmark Event Centre, VI, Lagos, for the launch of MTN Nigeria's newest proposition, mPulse, targeted at Nigerian tweens and teens ranging from age nine to sixteen and boooooy did they have fun!
There were games every where you turned, whether physical games like life-sized ludo, monopoly to virtual games. The kids were ecstatic to say the least!There was also no shortage of talent in the room: from the little ones playing with plasticine in the corner to wunderkinds like Waris Kareem of Waspa Art who showed off immense artistic skills.Plus, food was literally tumbling out from every corner. There were cup cakes, pizza, sandwiches and so much more yummy delights.The young ones wrapped up the day with excitement - it had been a great day for fun and learning all rolled up in one.

MTN Brings Hundreds Of Families Together As It Launches mPulse

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MTN Nigeria just launched mPulse, a proposition designed for tweens and teens between the age of nine (9) and sixteen (16) that blends fun, learning and technology. Adekunle Adebiyi, Sales and Distribution Executive, MTN Nigeria, explained that the proposition has created an environment for tweens and teens to work, grow and shine. Omotayo George, Senior Manager, Youth and Teens Segment, MTN Nigeria, explained that the proposition was an effort to fill a gap for the Nigerian tweens and teens. She explained that mPulse is a partnership with the best in the world to bring the right content that was both fun for the young ones and parents could also monitor.With hundreds of young adults gathered at the Landmark Events Centre, mPulse has found the perfect fit.



YPP presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu visits Wole Soyinka, tours Awo’s Mausoleum Professor

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Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential aspirant of the Young Progressive Party, visited Nigeria’s literary giant, Wole Soyinka in Lagos on Monday, 20 August, 2018, as he took the opportunity to share his dreams for the country.Supported by his campaign spokesman, Jide Akintunde, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, discussed the purpose of his candidacy with the activist and author.
Professor Kingsley Moghalu also toured Awo’s Mausoleum in Ikenne, Ogun, as he was received by the former diplomat and youngest daughter of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu.

“I played A Catholic Nun in TATU even though I was born and raised a Muslim” - Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi reveals

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Seasoned Nollywood actress Funlola Aofiyebi has revealed the reasons she took the role she played in the drama blockbuster 'Tatu' - a role which landed her a nomination at the upcoming 2018 AMVCA, scheduled to hold on the 1st of September, 2018.
Nominated in the 'Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Series' category, the actress took to social media (Twitter) to express her utmost joy over the nomination, thank her fans for their unyielding support over the years and reflect on more serious issues plaguing the country, such as religion.
Speaking on why she took the role of Mother Superior; a Catholic nun in 'Tatu', Funlola wrote; "Playing a Nun in Tatu appealed to me from the get go. I’m born and raised a Muslim yet I was ready to sink my teeth into it. In research, I went down memory lane - I attended a catholic primary schl, n also grew up watching Sound Of Music. I had to make her believable #VoteForFAR".Moving on to reflect on religion through the rol…

Sola Sobowale, Wale Ojo, Chiwetalu Agu, Femi Branch and more star in New Nollywood Block Buster, Witness Box

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Witness Box stars Nollywood Heavyweights such as Wale Ojo, Sola Sobowale, Chiwetalu Agu, Femi Branch, Tunji Sotimirin, Keira Hewatch, Soni and Betty Irabor, Ex Big Brother Naija House Mate, Ahneeka and a host of others. 
With major plans for the movie release and private viewings in place it has already bagged a nomination at the AMCVA for Best Actress in Drama / TV series tied to Keira Hewatch. The movie kicks off with an insight into a life of a couple who were faced with a desire to balance work and family life. Wale Ojo played Ben Arinze, a man saddled with a young wife, two daughters and a bank career. Like other egotistical men, socialized into roles constructed by patriarchy, a wife is a junior partner. Keira Hewatch took the role of Bolanle Arinze, a young wife who sacrifices it all for her marriage and family with the hopes and thoughts it will all fall in place for her home and make things right while enduring loneliness served to her. She finds sanity in social media. Virtua…

Six Nigerians emerge winners at the British Council Global Future Leaders Connect 2018

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Six Nigerians have been selected out of eleven finalists for the second cohort of the British Council Future Leaders Connect programme. The eleven finalists pitched their policy ideas at the Nigeria Heat event which took place recently in Lagos.The Future Leaders Connect programme identifies exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from around the world and builds a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. At the programme the young leaders are trained on how to develop their policy making expertise and gain the skills to make genuine impact. To participate in the programme, interested future leaders were asked to apply stating their area of policy interest and proposed intervention.In this edition, over nine thousand people applied for the programme in Nigeria and eleven finalists were selected by a panel in the UK and Nigeria. The eleven finalists were invited to a pitch event in Lagos to present their policy ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience.Each finalist gave a five-…

Meet The Unspeakably Gorgeous , Didi Olomide

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The name may not immediately ring the bell but tune when you take a second look at the name Olomide you would kinda connect it to Kofi Olomide. The Congolese Musical Power house who gave us childhood music classics we rocked to as kids. Didi olomide is daughter and she bears every shade of gorgeousness. Look ;She is a renowned Fashionista and a Model under Muse Models. She is a beauty unspeakable and a delight to the face. Young and on a class of her own she is. 

MTN Nigeria Signs N200 Billion Medium Term Loan Facility

MTN Nigeria signed a seven-year medium term loan facility with a consortium of twelve (12) Nigerian banks for the sum of N200 billion at the law offices of Aluko and Oyebode, Ikoyi, Lagos. 
Founding partner and Chairman, Management Board of Aluko & Oyebode, Gbenga Oyebode who represented MTN Chairman, Pascal Dozie, stated that MTN has been operating in Nigeria for seventeen years which have been great years of significant growth and expansion.CEO MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman, explained that the loan facility is a major landmark in the expansion programme of the company where significant investments are being made. The facility will enable MTN Nigeria evolve the network to deliver convergent and superior quality, drive voice capacity expansion and data service penetration, maintain optimal capital structure and funding level that support growth and expansion.The N200 billion loan is subject to a two-year moratorium and a repayment plan of five years.The banks involved were Citibank N…

KEMI ‘LALA’ AKINDOJU BARES IT ALL IN NAKED

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The one-woman play, NAKED had its last show for the second cycle on Sunday, 12th August 2018. 
The play which tells the story of failure, pain, pushing the boundaries and the process to achieving success was first premièred at the Lagos Theatre Festival in March. With 8 showings in total, the play was attended by; Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Biola Alabi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Shaffy Bello, Pastor Tony Rapu, Ini Dima-Okojie, IK Osakioduwa, Funke Bucknor Obruthe, Nancy Isime and many more. With an undertone that stardom is not what it seems, NAKED takes you on an intimate journey of the highs and lows of the lead & only character, growing up and her experiences as a green thumb in the entertainment industry. From the first scene to the last, the character played by Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju takes her audience on a journey, in and out of her memories without losing them in either the present or the stories of her past that she tells. According to the director, Kenneth Uphopho, the vision o…

Deputy Governor lauds Peak 456 Milk, Nutrition Society

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The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Oluranti Adebule has commended Peak 456 Growing Up Milk and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) for their continued effort in promoting healthy eating and active lifestyle habits in children and communities across the country.She stated this at the media launch of the Peak 456 Drink Move Be Strong (DMBS) pre-school programme which held in Lagos on Thursday 9th August, 2018.Speaking at the event, Adebule who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Mrs. Yetunde Adefolahan Odejayi and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lagos State, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye, stated the importance of ensuring that children imbibe healthy eating habits from an early age for a positive impact on their well-being.“The future of our nation is dependent on the children we raise today. We need to ensure our children receive the right nutrition and education to secure the socio-economic and political well-being o…

Omawumi drops official music video for ‘Malowa’ [WATCH]

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With the airwaves still in recovery mode following the release of her enthralling single titled, ‘Malowa’, Omawumi is set to blow our minds with amazing visuals for the song.‘Malowa’ is off Omawumi’s upcoming EP which comes off the heels of her widely popular single, ‘Me Ke’ with Kizz Daniel.The video features a spurt of colours from start to finish with great synergy among talented artistes, Slimcase and DJ Spinall. Best believe that you can’t help but burst into ‘shaku-shaku’ moves whenever the video airs.  ‘Malowa’, produced by Killertunes, is a testament to Omawumi’s creativity, versatility and consistency in the music industry.Find link to download video below;Watch

NEW MUSIC: FALL ON THEM - ARAMIDE FEATURING TIMAYA

Afrosoul Queen Aramide has released a new song featuring Timaya titled “Fall On Them” and it is a pleasant surprise. 
Produced by Sizzle Pro, Fall On Them is Aramide’s second official single off her upcoming sophomore album to be released under Baseline Music imprint. 
Listen to Fall on Them 
http://smarturl.it/AramideFallOnThemhttps://my.notjustok.com/track/350595/aramide-timaya-fall-on-themhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLYLg7YA3Sohttps://soundcloud.com/aramidemusic/aramide-timaya-fall-on-them/s-Uo5Edhttps://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fall-on-them-single/1426291059?app=itunes

Shaykay - Uju

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Airwaysmgt artiste, Shaykay is out with a new song he titled “Uju”. It was produced by Sweetch and mixed by Dh. Enjoy and Listen, DOWNLOAD

Ex Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan unveils AfrigoldTV TV

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The Nigerian motion picture industry again witnessed another milestone as former Governor of delta state Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan unveils AfrigoldTV, a global web platform that provides paid - for films on - demand. 
Dr. Oby Olebara-Uzoukwu CEO, AfrigoldTV who revealed that the Governor's presence is a clear demonstration of the his belief in the motion picture industry as a driver and a fulcrum to leapfrog the economy. At the event was Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Representatives of the Governor of Lagos State and his wife, the commissioner for tourism, Chairman of AGN Lagos State, Jim Iyke, Seun Akindele, Muma Gee, Benedict Johnson and a host of other Nollywood veterans and bussing actors. AfrigoldTV is a wholly indigenous online film and content provision company established to inform, educate, entertain and transform lives through the creation of content that help people relax, work smarter and live stress free. 

MIPAD: PROJECTING BLACK EXCELLENCE BEYOND AFRICA

Nigerians who have earned a place in the much coveted Most Influential Global 100 list will be officially honoured by the Most Influential People of AfricanDescent, MIPAD at the Nigerian Stock Exchange this August.In alliance with the International Decade for People of African Descent proclaimed by the UN’s General assembly, MIPAD seeks to identify high achievers of African Descent in public and private sectors.In 2017 the Initiative honoured a total of 200 Africans working in Africa and in diaspora in a stately dinner held in New York, USA.This year, MIPAD in conjunction with the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) will host Nigerians in the list of Africans  (both in Africa and Diaspora) who are transforming the narrative of Global business, media, humanities and government at an exclusive reception in the Nigerian Stock Exchange and closing gong ceremony tagged ‘Celebration of Excellence’. There will also be the African Recognition week taking place in New York, USA to celebrate the MI…

Nollywood Fine Boy, Phillips Mark clears air on his accident rumours

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It was gathered earlier this week that Nollywood Fine Boy, Phillips Mark was involved in a ghastly motor accident which was said to have inflicted multiple fractures to his body. Some actors also took to their social media accounts to have poured out their hearts to the news which until today was disregarded by the Actor. 
According to him, ' I never suffered any accident of any sort. It was an accident scene on a movie set gone wrong and thank God nobody was hurt.' The flow of the news went faster than the actor's prompt reaction which actually did make it look like it was real but he timely caught the ongoing buzz and cooled off the rumour steems with his post today clearing the issue. Phillips Mark is one fine actor who takes up his roles with discipline and love for the job and is always prompt to resolve any issues which could tamper with his career such as rumours, scandals and more. 

Access Bank in partnership with CREAM rewards young entrepreneur with N1million

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Access Bank in partnership with popular creative platform, CREAM on Saturday presented N1millon to Miss Wuraade Adejumobi, a budding entrepreneur. Her name was selected among a host of other entries at a raffle draw event which took place at Access Bank Head Office, Victoria Island, Lagos.ACCESSCREAM - as the collaboration is widely known - supports talented young people across Nigeria to achieve their dreams and impact their community. 
"I got to know about CREAM through Access Bank’s Instagram page, and this is my first try. Fortunately, I was selected - I still can’t believe! This N1million will take me to another level entirely," Adejumobi said."I have had plans to own a supermarket and beauty store but all I needed was capital. I've always thought I am unlucky when it comes to raffle draws but I have been proved wrong. I thank Access Bank and CREAM for helping to make my dream come true." Over the course of 10 weeks, selected individuals will go home with N…

Equalizer 2 Sequel Hits Nigerian Cinemas

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The 2nd franchise of the blockbuster, Equalizer, officially drops today in cinemas across Nigeria. The much anticipated ‘Equalizer’ is back to the cinemas as Hollywood’s A-list actor Denzel Washington (Robert McCall) returns to screen as the savior of the oppressed and downtrodden.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, The Equalizer 2 is a sequel to 2014 film The Equalizer. The film stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman.
It is distributed in Nigeria by Silverbird Film Distribution. Watch trailer here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zwcP254XoU&t=77Silverbird Film Distribution is an independent Film Distributor of theatrical Films established in July 2007, Silverbird Film Distribution Ltd, has earned a reputation as a trusted partner in the film supply chain services industry. Silverbird Film Distribution continues to be the resource for some of the most invigorating voices in modern cinemas.

DR. UDUAGHAN TO UNVEIL AFRIGOLDTV

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The Nigerian motion picture industry will again witness another milestone as former Governor of delta state Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan unveils AfrigoldTV, a global web platform that provides paid - for films on - demand.

Dr. Oby Olebara-Uzoukwu CEO, AfrigoldTV who revealed the former Governor's confirmation to newsmen noted that the acceptance is a clear demonstration of the governor's belief in the motion picture industry as a driver and a fulcrum to leapfrog the economy.
She remarked that this is an indication of the understanding of the immense potential of AfrigoldTV to impact lives and indeed the economy.
Also expected at the event is the commissioner for tourism, lagos state, Steve ayorinde, director general of the Nigerian Film corporation, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, director general of Nigeria Film and video censors board, Adedayo Thomas, Chairman, Eti Osa East local government, hon. Olufunmi Rafiu Olatunji, commissioner for women Affairs, Lagos state, Hon. Lola Akande, house commi…