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Budding Artiste, Haaj Silver Drops ‘Aye O Le’ Single

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‘Music Cannot Affect My Education’ -Haaj Silver
Budding artiste, Ajani Hassan popularly known as Haaj Silver has dropped his sixth singles. Titled Aye O Le! The song documents the challenges many young people face in the country in a bid to become successful.
The 20 year old Economics student of the Bowen Univeristy, Iwo, Osun State in a recent chat with journalists revealed his music cannot affect his education.
Drawing inspirations from artistes like Wizkid, Olamide and Davido, Hajj Silver stated he already had an agreement with his parents who are in support of his musical career that he would not leave his studies for music.
‘My school is blessed with talented people, we have Eva who is a student of Bowen and also Ogbeni Adan, a popular comedian and other various people in the entertainment business and they are not thinking of dumping their studies. I can juggle my education and music, it’s easier because I have a manager that fixes my recordings, shows and interviews, mine is just to write the music, rehearse and sing’.
Haaj Silver who has become a sensation and darling of many disc jockeys claimed he discovered his musical gift when he first listened to Wizkid’s track ‘Holla At Your Boy’ and from there he never looked back.
The singer who sees music as a passion and not a business has a lot on his sleeve for 2018 as he prepares for a tour, features with other popular artiste and drop his first album.

FRIENDS REVEAL CRACK IN STEPHANIE COKER’s MARRIAGE MONTHS BEFORE HUBBY’s ARREST

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Friends of popular On-Air-Personalty, Stephanie Coker came to her rescue as they countered the public outrage that trailed her appearance at the Fals Music concert where she was the host on the day of her husband’s arrest and detention at the Kirikiri maximum prison for an alleged scam.
The insiders disclosed to papermacheonline that the serial entrepreneur, Stephanie had long been having issues with her husband, David Aderinokun, a nephew to the late Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Bank, Tayo Aderinokun.
It was alleged that trouble started after their wedding when the wife got some calls and messages from anonymous callers giving her proofs of her husband’s dubious means of livelihood.
The disturbed wife was said to have confronted her husband who claimed the allegation was baseless and meant to tarnish his image.
Stephanie was said to have made a background check on her husband and discovered many things which she wasn’t happy about.
Sources claimed the couple were even living separately.
They gave an insight to Olumide’s recent journey to America and also his wife’s birthday which they didn’t celebrate together, he just posted a picture of her with a special birthday wish.
The couple were said to have tried to manage their differences from leaking to the public before the arrest of Olumide.
Those in the know claimed the radio personalty was trying to hide her disappointment by posting her picture at the Falz concert which attracted criticism from her fans and applaud from her close friends who all knew her pains.Screenshot_20171221-090501

 

Assembly Of The Finest; Wedding Party 2 Premieres In Dubai

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The premiere had some of Nigeria’s most celebrated and influential individuals in business, entertainment and politics in attendance, including the wife of the Vice-President of Nigeria, Mrs. Yemi Osinbajo; Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President; Senator Florence Ita-Giwa; former governor of Cross River State, Sen. Liyel Imoke and Mrs. Imoke; Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman, United Bank for Africa; Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CEO, Access Bank; Lady Maiden Ibru, Publisher, Guardian Newspaper; and Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman, ThisDay Newspapers.

In her keynote speech, Mrs Osinbajo expressed her enjoyment of the original film and praised the cast and crew for their desire to change the Nigerian narrative positively. “Thank you for showing a different Nigeria to the world – a beautiful and strong Nigeria,” she said.

Minister of Information and Culture, Hon. Lai Mohammed, spoke about how proud he was to be leading an industry that is growing and improving in leaps and bounds, exemplified by films such as The Wedding Party and its sequel. In turn, the honourable minister was lauded by members of the ELFIKE Collective for his exceptional leadership at the federal level and his accessibility, whenever his assistance and intervention are required.

Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Films, was grateful for the turnout. “Thank you all so much for showing up tonight; it means a lot to us. It is important to keep telling positive stories about Nigeria. You’re in for a treat with this sequel,” she said.

Toke Makinwa, Mai Atafo, Bovi, show excitement over The Future Awards Africa 2017 invites

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As people across the continent get set to celebrate the exceptional young talents who have led the charge in diverse spheres of endeavour, intended guests can’t seem to hide their excitements over The Future Awards Africa 2017 invites.

Designed to represent maps of states in Nigeria, guests are expected to guess the states represented with their invites.

The 12th edition of the Awards is set for Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

The Future Awards Africa 2017 is powered by The Future Project, with support from Ford Foundation and refreshed by 7Up.

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.

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100 MILLION FANS TO WATCH LIVE AS FALS STAGES FIRST EVER SOLO CONCERT

Nigerian entertainer Falz is wrapping up a great year with a concert that will shake
Nigeria to its roots.
The multi-talented lawyer-turned-rapper announced he’s planning to host a 7-hour live concert that will reach at least 100 million fans.
Titled The Falz Experience, the December 20 big-budget concert will have 7,000 fans inside one venue, while millions of others will watch live on cable television and on the Internet.
It is the first time the rapidly-rising performer – who is the son of respected lawyer Femi Falana is stepping out for his own exclusive concert.
Speaking on the event, Falz expressed his excitement towards the incoming event
“Some people are used to seeing my comedy skits on social media. Others are familiar with my music, while those from way back know me with as a lawyer. There are those who are familiar with my multiple personalities and career. The idea behind The Falz Experience is to bring all of this together, for the benefit of all my fans. It’s a music concert that will incorporate different elements of my art, with support from the many colleagues I have collaborated with”.
Planned as a full multi-media event, the rapper says fans should expect a concert of a lifetime. The Falz Experience will hold at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, with support from friends of the artiste including Simi, YCee amongst others.
Falz (real name Folarin Falana) is a law graduate from the University Of Reading, United Kingdom whose career began in secondary school when he, alongside some friends established a musical group called ‘The School Boys’.
Years down the line, Falz has more than proved himself as not only a talented artiste but one with versatility. Singles such as Something Light, Soft Work, Karishika, Wehdone Sir, Bad Gang, Soldier amongst others have earned him not only organic airplay but has helped carve a niche in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Also known for his antics as Segun on the popular series Jenifa’s Diary, Falz has many awards like Best in a Comedy Series/ Movie for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards ((AMVCA) awards, Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act for the 2016 BET Awards, Album of the Year for the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards, Best Afro Hip Hop Video for the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards, as well as several nominations.
Moreover, Falz is renowned for his adeptness at turning songs into everyday lingo and youthful movements. Not only does he carry along his fans using funny video skits, he ensures that they remember the key message. Call it marketing or skill, Falz has got the ears and heart of Nigerians.

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Wizkid, Mary Njoku, Iyin Aboyeji, Amaka Osakwe, Silas Adekunle get Young Person of the Year nominations

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Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Mary Njoku, Amaka Osakwe and Iyin Aboyeji have been announced as nominees for The Future Awards Africa’s highly-coveted ‘Young Person of the Year’ award.

With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among Nigerians aged 18 – 31, the TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.

Arguably Nigeria’s most influential artiste this year, Wizkid released one of the biggest albums of the year, ‘Sounds from the other Side’. He recorded ‘One Dance’ with Canadian superstar, Drake and also signed a major publishing deal with international music giant Sony RCA records, while grabbing three awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy nomination.

Mary Remmy Njoku – an actress and movie producer – is also the CEO of ROK Studios. Launching her production company in 2013 with $25,000 seed money, it has consistently grown – producing television series and films on a platform that has successfully launched two cable channels in Europe and Africa.

Amaka Osakwe, the creator of Africa-focused fashion label Maki Oh, has established a reputation as one of the leading designers on the continent, with her outfits worn by international superstars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kerry Washington and former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama.

With the launch of Andela, Iyin Aboyeji committed himself to the task of nation building through personal innovation. Leaving the highly successful tech incubator to start Flutterwave, the tech startup has become a global sensation and winning the Fintech Award at the 2017 Apps Africa digital innovation awards.

Silas Adekunle is the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, a company developing the world’s first gaming robots. In partnership with the University of West England, Bristol, Silas managed the Prince’s Trust “Robotics in schools” program in Bristol, leading a team of engineering students into schools to develop the interest of young students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, The Future Awards Africa is set to hold on Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lag

Lagos City Suya Carnival to put Lagos metropolis on world map at 50

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The Lagos metropolis under the leadership of governor Akinwunmi Ambode will be put on the world map courtesy The Lagos City Suya Carnival.

The first edition of the edible-oriented carnival is scheduled to break the world record of the longest suya/steak with the production of a single 50ft suya.

This feat is to be achieved in conjunction with the Guinness Book of World Record in Lagos, Nigeria.

A brain child of Kehinde Talabi, an amiable businessman and CEO of Suya Stops, The Lagos City Suya Carnival, is organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.

The carnival, which is billed to wrap up the long month celebration of Lagos, Nigeria’s foremost state at 50, is billed to hold on October 1, 2017.