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Friday, 15 December 2017

Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage Top Nominees List For #SoundcityMVP Awards

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The prestigious Soundcity MVP Awards Festival is back again. The ceremony is set to take place on the 12th of January, 2018 at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria. Already, we have the nominations for the various categories and as expected Nigerian heavyweights; Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are on top of the list of nominees and all three are also nominated for the Best African Act award alongside Sarkodie, Cassper Nyovest and Shatta Wale.

Nigeria has four artistes out of six in the Best New Act category; Maleek Berry, Mayorkun, Small Doctor & Dice Ailes are joined by SA’s Nadia Nakai and Tanzania’s Aslay.

See full list of nominees below:

1. BEST MALE MVP

DAVIDO (NG)

RUNTOWN (NG)

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TZ)

SARKODIE (GH)

NAVIO (UG)

2BABA (NG)

WIZKID (NG)

SHATTA WALE (GH)

OLAMIDE (NG)

2. BEST FEMALE MVP

TIWA SAVAGE (NG)

NINIOLA (NG)

BABES WODUMO (SA)

SIMI (NG)

BECCA (GH)

SEYI SHAY (NG)

YEMI ALADE (NG)

BUCIE (SA)

VANESSA MDEE (TZ)

3. BEST HIP HOP

M.I ABAGA (NG)

SARKODIE (GHANA)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)

OLAMIDE (NG)

NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)

FALZ (NG)

KWESTA (SOUTH AFRICA)

AKA (SA)

4. BEST POP

KISS DANIEL (NG)

TIWA SAVAGE (NG)

SIMI (NG)

DAVIDO (NG)

MALEEKBERRY (NG)

NINIOLA (NG)

WANDE COAL (NG)

REEKADO BANKS (NG)

5. BEST COLLABORATION

PARTICULA – MAJOR LAZER & DJ MAPHORISA FT. ICE PRINCE, JIDENNA, NASTY C (SA)

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID

TONIGHT – R2BEES FT WIZKID

MA GIRL – TOOFAN FT. PATORANKING

AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO

TELLI PERSON – TIMAYA FT. PHYNO & OLAMIDE

PAIN KILLER – SARKODIE FT RUNTOWN

BOOTY LANGUAGE – SKALES FT SARKODIE

JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY

DON’T FORGET TO PRAY – AKA & ANATII

NA WASH – BECCA FT PATORANKING

ISKABA – WANDE COAL / DJ TUNEZ

LOVE AGAIN – C4 PEDRO FT SAUTI SOL

6. DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO (NG)

WIZKID (NG)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)

AKA (SA)

VANESSA MDEE (TZ)

YEMI ALADE (NG)

SHATTA WALE (GH)

7. VIDEO OF THE YEAR

MA LO  – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (NG)

YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIFE – MI (NG)

COME CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)


UoK – NASTY C (SA)

10 FINGERS – AKA & ANATII (SA)

WHOLE THING – FRANK CASINO & RIKY RICK (SA)

BEEN CALLING – MALEEKBERRY (NG)

KOLOLO – BANKY W (NG)

ALL HAIL – KHULI CHANA (SA)

IF – DAVIDO (NG)

8. BEST GROUP OR DUO

SAUTI SOL (KQ)

TOOFAN (TG)

MAFIKIZOLO (SA)

MICASA (SA)

DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)

VVIP (GH)

R2Bees (GH)

NAVY KENZO (TZ)

9. SONG OF THE YEAR

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR (NG)

WO – OLAMIDE (NG)

SEDUCE ME – ALIKIBA

QOBISIQOLO – BHIZER FT BUSISWA, SC GORNA, BHEPEPE (SA)

GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA (NG)

IF – DAVIDO (NG)

AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO (SA)

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)

COME CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)

JOROMI – SIMI (NG)

LEG OVER – MR EAZI (NG)

10. BEST NEW ARTISTE

MALEEK BERRY (NG)

MAYORKUN (NG)

DICE AILES (NG)

SMALL DOCTOR (NG)

NADIA NAKAI (SA)

ASLAY (TZ)

11. VIEWERS CHOICE

WO – OLAMIDE  (NG)

IF – DAVIDO (NG)

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)

LIVING THINGS – 9ICE (NG)

YEBA – KISS DANIEL (NG)

ISKABA – WANDE COAL, DJ TUNEZ (NG)

TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI (NG)

GAGA SHUFFLE – 2BABA (NG)

12. LISTENERS CHOICE

WO – OLAMIDE  (NG).

GAGA SHUFFLE – 2BABA (NG)

NASTY C –UOK (SA)

GOBISIQOLO – BHISER (SA)

MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)

MARADONA – NINIOLA (NG)

 YOLO YOLO – SEYI SHAY (NG)

IF – DAVIDO

13. AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

MALEEK BERRY (NG)

KIDOMINANT (NG)

DJ MAPHORISA (SA)

MASTERKRAFT (NG)

JULZ (GH)

YOUNG JOHN (NG)

14. AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

SARKODIE (GH)

CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)

DAVIDO (NG)

WIZKID (NG)

TIWA SAVAGE (NG)

SHATTA WALE (GH)

167 INSURGENTS CAPTURED AS TROOPS INTENSIFY OPERATIONS IN LAKE CHAD ISLANDS - SEE PHOTOS

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Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have intensified the ongoing offensive on Boko Haram enclaves in the Islands around the Lake Chad region. The offensive which commenced about two weeks ago with coordinated air and artillery bombardments on Boko Haram enclaves while ground troops moved in to clear the areas, is yielding positive results, as several insurgents have been killed and 167 insurgents who were fleeing from the offensive have been captured by troops. 


Troops also extricated and profiled 67 women and 173 children who revealed during profiling exercise that they are family members of insurgents who fled, following troops' offensive. Arrangement is ongoing to hand them over to IDP camp authorities after preliminary investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile in the past two months, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have sustained ongoing precursor operations and have conducted long range fighting patrols and ambushes seeking out and clearing BHT hideouts in Saada and Juwei in the fringes of northern Borno. During the operations troops intercepted and arrested 53 fleeing insurgents who have been profiled and are currently helping with investigations. Fifteen insurgents have also willingly abandoned the insurgent group, describing it as a futile struggle and have surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole within the period.



Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go to families and relations of troops as well as civilians who paid the supreme price in the encounters and callous suicide bomb and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks by the terrorists.

While troops continue relentlessly in the ongoing offensive to decisively rid the north east hinterlands of insurgents, members of the public are implored to be more security conscious and vigilant in their homes, communities, places of worship , markets and other places of business to identify strange persons as well as any suspicious activity and promptly report same to security agencies. They are also urged to remember to “Say something, if you see something”.




Please disseminate this information to the general public through your various news media.
Grateful for your cooperation.

Col Onyema Nwachukwu
Deputy Director Public Relations
Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole

G-WORLDWIDE HAS PAID KISS DANIEL OVER NGN 120 MILLION NAIRA & SINGER ACCUSED HIS FAMILY MEMBERS OF BEING FETISH.

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There has been a lot of misinformation in the media as to the background of Kiss Daniel’s wrongful exit from G-Worldwide Entertainment. The management of G-Worldwide Entertainment wishes to state it had never been its intention to seek legal redress, nor join issues with an artiste who we fear is being given bad legal advice. However we feel it is important that we set the records straight for the benefit of the general public and others who are interested in knowing the truth.

Firstly, we would like to reiterate that our organization’s sole mission is to scout, develop and promote artistes till the point where both partners become profitable and the artiste can then decide to continue their creative journey as they deem fit. Contrary to widespread insinuations (and though we love a good joke) we are not a slave camp and we have no time whatsoever held any of the talents on our roster against their will.

The issue of restrictions on collaboration by our artistes is one which has been well flogged and one we will address immediately. Our management policy is unique in that we look for innovative ways to position our artistes to build and own their own sounds and brands before seeking to enter collaborations with artistes from other labels. To this end, we have trained and developed our artistes in a way that ensures that their first albums are well composed and delivered in way that gives them the platform to sell their art as strong individual brands. This strategy is not without its results as is evidenced from Kiss Daniel’s debut album “New Era” receiving much positive reviews and landing the 8th place on the Billboard’s World Album Chart within a week of release. The Nigerian music industry is very competitive, and as such it is pertinent that players in the market develop unique strategies

to break in and remain relevant. The New Era album of Kiss Daniel therefore only contained collaborative efforts with his label mate Sugarboy. However, on the soon to be released album ‘Evolution’ by Kiss Daniel, we have worked with other talents such as Phyno and Olamide. Sugarboy has also collaborated with Y-Cee on a song due to be released in January 2018.

There have also been issues raised that the company has not made available its books of accounts to Kiss Daniel, leading to him filing an action at the Lagos State High Court seeking an order granting him access to the books of the company.

Whilst our lawyers have filed the necessary papers to strike out the suit, it is pertinent that we briefly note that at no time have we denied the artiste or his lawyers access to our books. With the facts we have, we believe that the suit was a ploy to misdirect the public away from his untimely and unlawful exit from the company. The label has records of email correspondence with Kiss Daniel where he and his representatives at different times requested for books of the company and same were supplied to them. All these have been placed before the court in response to the suit filed by the artiste at the Lagos State High Court. Until now they are yet to respond to papers filed challenging the competence of that suit. Sadly too, even though Kiss complained about access, in another breath he has admitted the audits held between his accountants and the label’s accountant.


Apart from the above, there have been rumors that Kiss Daniel was on a monthly stipend of (NGN 50,000). Everyone knows that such amount of money cannot get a decent apartment to live in Lagos. Kiss Daniel, contrary to that rumor, has received substantial allowances over the last two and half years. Kiss Daniel was offered a 360 deal in 2013, and the terms of his initial contract has been reviewed twice in his favor, whilst the company has had to bankroll obligations relating to advertisements, promotions, music production, videos, trips, wardrobe at different times, etc. Indeed, the company has been quite flexible with our remuneration policies with the belief that he will be able to build a solid financial base for himself.  For the avoidance of doubt the following are some details of how the label catered for his financial needs as well as his personal welfare:

1. Contrary to rumors making the rounds that Kiss Daniel was only on a NGN 30,000 salary
since he joined the label up until after the release of Woju and Laye singles, this is nothing but
falsehood. Before the release of those singles in 2014, Kiss Daniel was put on a monthly allowance
of NGN 30,000 whilst he was still in his father’s house in Kuto, Abeokuta, medical allowance of NGN 150,000 and other unrecorded stipends whilst no revenue was being generated by him. This
remained the norm while the label invested in recording sessions, productions, transportation, and
other costs associated with developing him as an artist.

2. Loans of up to NGN 550,000 was given to him within 2 weeks of his signing onto the label
for him to get a car for his mom to start a Taxi business. There are documents to back this. In
addition following his request for financial support for his dad’s burial, G-Worldwide released the
sum of NGN 200,000 which was exactly what Kiss Daniel requested for.

As recent as October 2017,he again requested for a loan to run his account in order to acquire a house for himself under a mortgage, to this end the company released NGN 13,000,000 (Thirteen Million Naira) to him though the company was not obligated under the contract to do so.

3. As per the contract between Kiss Daniel and G-Worldwide, the label was meant to recoup
its investment before any royalty sharing was to commence; the only provision available for the
artiste was allowances and loans which was at the discretion of the label.

In June 2015 following his return from UK tour, the company amended the contract and immediately began the payment of royalties as agreed and from that time till the wrongful termination of his contract, G-Worldwide has paid Kiss Daniel the sum of NGN 117,233,318 (One Hundred and Seventeen Million, Two Hundred Thirty Three Thousand and Three Hundred and Eighteen Naira) as royalties from performances alone, he has also received money from other incomes to the sum of NGN 3,296,826.40 (Three Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Six Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six Naira and forty kobo) for the financial record of 2016 as opposed to the false allegations made by him and his lawyers (The company’s books of account support this) As it stands, Kiss Daniel owes G-Worldwide Entertainment quite a large sum of money for the financial year due to end in 2018.

4. Following the signing of the contract in 2013, Kiss Daniel moved into an apartment furnished by the label in April 2014 in Lekki Lagos and only moved out in October 2015. Despite the terrible picture painted by Kiss Daniel to the media, the label actually during that period undertook the payment of all the bills in the said apartment, including waste, power, service charges, feeding,
etc.

5. We have also noted the falsehood that at the time of his father’s demise, the label barred him from attending the burial. Let it be on record that immediately the news of his father’s demise filtered in, Emperor Geezy, CEO of the label authorized that his own personal car be used to convey Kiss Daniel to Abeokuta to attend and be a part of his father’s burial and he only requested for a two days leave to spend time with his family and NGN 200,000 to send across to his family people who had to put the dad to the ground immediately and needed an urgent burial and he was bitterly angry and ranting that imagine none of his family members could come up with NGN 10,000 to support his dad’s burial.

The company was open to giving him more money but he said the NGN 200,000 will be okay to take care of everything being the fact that the dad was a Muslim and much is not expected to be done. The label CEO’s brother even accompanied him on this trip back home, as well as one of the label’s staff. Interestingly on arriving at a hotel in Abeokuta which had been fully paid for by the label, he refused to attend his own father’s burial on the grounds that he believed that his family are fetish and is father death is not ordinary with the way he suddenly fell sick and died after going through a lot of pain, and he is scared and will not want to be exposed to any dangers.

On the same night of his arrival at the hotel is younger brother was on his way to visit him, sadly we were informed that the brother just got involved in a car accident. The label took care of his brother medical bills in full up to NGN 300,000 and even assigned a staff of the company to stay with him at the hospital for about 8 days to take care of his needs until he was deem fit to be discharged.

Kiss Daniel left Abeokuta the next morning for Lagos without attending the burial insinuating the
accident suffers by his brother was from familiar persons.

6. In response to the claim that Kiss Daniel was barred from supporting other artistes, especially those who supported him and the label at the New Era album launch, we would like to put
it on record that at no time has the label barred him from performing at events where friends in the
industry have asked for his support. We understand the importance of collaborative efforts in a
fledging industry such as ours. Kiss Daniel however has made it a habit to turn up at events late or
not at all, always blaming the label for his truancy. Clear examples include his failing to appear at the
Reekado Banks album listening party at Hard Rock CafĂ© and the recent 2Face’s (2Baba) Buckwyld 'N' Breathless Concert on 22 nd of October, 2017 at Eko Hotel,.

 He did this even when 2Baba had provided two separate accommodations for him and his manager Louiza Williams at Eko Hotels, and the label had covered other logistics costs. He stood up 2Baba and manager after claiming he was on his way from 6pm till 1am the next day. He repeated the same show of shame at the Chronicles of Ushebebe and Soundcity’s 2016 MVP Awards. His excuse always being that the label has restricted him from supporting other talents in the industry.

His favorite saying: “You know I’m signed to a label na, I’m not my own boss yet”. One should wonder why his manager would be at these venues to liaise with the event organizers before his arrival, if he wasn’t approved by the label to be at those events mentioned above. His usual play was to ask the manager if money is involved and once she says “no we are going to support” he will either not take his calls once she’s around his house for takeoff, or switch off his phones and later complain that he was not feeling too well or had an urgent meeting at Abeokuta.

Last year, many people wondered how we managed to pull off such a massive concert for his New Era album launch with no support from any organization. That event which included the lease of the prestigious Eko Hotels with over 20 superstars was one of the most expensive projects the company ever embarked upon. Nevertheless, we understand that artistes grow with their songs and popularity, and may eventually seek an early exit.

That being said, a contract between two parties is a legally binding arrangement and both parties having deployed resources to perform obligations thereunder, the contract has to be executed in line with its terms and conditions. G-Worldwide’s contract with Kiss Daniel simply put, allows for the artiste to exit, but in so doing, he is duty bound to repay to the company all monies expended by the company in furtherance of the contract and all losses including losses suffered from cancellation of fixed events and shows by reason of the termination.

The contract is also expressly clear on the fact that intellectual property rights to all the songs produced under the contract including the stage name of the artiste are properties of the company. We know that so far, Kiss Daniel has kept these facts away from the public; choosing to resort to cheap blackmail and whipping up emotions. We will not take this route as a responsible company and this is why we are in court.

We have done our best not to harp on the history of his recalcitrance. Nevertheless, we keep being harassed by different lawyers (his present lawyer is the fourth) with outrageous demands, but we have retained the opinion that some terms cannot be imposed on us.

Most recently in October, he had demanded, going forward, a 100% of revenues from his performances and endorsements even while he understands his level of indebtedness to us and the terms of the contracts. When he was referred to the contract terms, his response was to serve us a termination notice without even following the stipulations for termination under the contract. He thereafter announced his personal record label in less than nine (9) days after the undue notice and has since been soliciting bookings and infringing on G-Worldwide intellectual property rights by performing songs from the ‘New Era’ album and the yet to be released ‘Evolution’ album. This is the reason for the restraining order of status quo issued by the Federal High Court on the 30 th November
2017.

Law abiding organizations and business concerns have either contacted us for clarity, which we have provided through our solicitors, Calmhill Partners. Other well advised entities have in support of the rule of law and sanctity of contracts, terminated their engagement with him or removed him from performance schedules. The Nigerian musical industry we believe will learn and grow from this incidence.


We have put everyone who wishes to contract Kiss Daniel on notice and advise that you should not allow yourselves be misinformed about the subject matter or be swayed by his misrepresentations or lack of capacity to perform some of the songs that he has been contracted to perform. Whilst we look forward to a speedy dispensation of justice in the matter before the Court, we reiterate our advice that event organizers should consult their lawyers to avoid being complicit in the offence of acting in contempt of court.

It remains illegal to deal with Kiss Daniel directly instead of G-Worldwide Management
pending the hearing of the suit in Court.  All inquiries about Kiss Daniel should be directed to:

bookings@gworldwideent.com or call
Louiza Williams on +234 817 540 3350.

Thank You.

For: G-Worldwide Entertainment

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Kiss Daniel Earned N30k Salary Monthly, Blocked By Basketmouth On Instagram

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Nigerian pop star, Kiss Daniel is currently embroiled in a legal battle with his erstwhile record label, G-Worldwide. Their case is already in court and the media is filled with reports, insinuations, court documents and some facts.


Since the story broke, LIB has been digging and talking to both parties involved and while the key players are avoiding the media as well as being quoted, their aides and sources close to them are talking.

Our investigations revealed that contrary to the denials by G-Worldwide in the press, Kiss Daniel was actually placed on a monthly salary of 30,000 per month all through the success of his hit single 'Woju'.


A highly placed source who spoke to LIB on condition of anonymity said,

'from the beginning of his contract (a 7 years and 5 album contract) he wasn't placed on any percentage rather Kiss Daniel was placed on a monthly salary of 30,000 (thirty thousand naira) up until 'Woju' remix was released then it was later increased to 50,000 (fifty thousand naira) before he insisted on a review of his contract in 2015 and by the second quarter of 2015 he began to receive 40% of his performance fees.

All the while he was collecting 30k, the boy already had a monster hit song 'Woju' and was raking in millions of naira'.
We asked for specifics to be sure of the period Kiss Daniel stopped collect 50,000 naira as salary and our source said, 'I really can't place the date but I'm sure he was on that salary till after the release of 'Laye'.

The song 'Laye' was released in May 2015

Our investigations also revealed that Kiss Daniel though wasn't legally barred from collaborations, his record label vehemently stood against it, 'the label categorically banned him from doing collaborations and made it look like he's the one avoiding it.

Or have you also seen his label mate, Sugarboy on any collaborations? The industry can testify to it, i won't mention names but we all know. All the superstars who came to support Kiss Daniel at his album listening party, he couldn't payback the favour when they needed him because the label prevented him from doing so.

Basketmouth even had to block him on Instagram because Kiss was supposed to do a show for him but his label refused and Basketmouth got angry thinking Kiss Daniel was the one playing games with him'.

We further learnt that the relationship between Kiss Daniel and his record label was filled with so much tension, hate, frustration and animosity as our source revealed that, 'Kiss Daniel couldn't even make it to his own father's burial because his label threatened him'.

We asked how? and they said, 'on the day of his father's burial, he already had a show that was booked and his label told him they don't care about his father's burial but he had to attend the show else he'll get sued.

At that time, Kiss Daniel was still on a monthly salary of 50,000 and two days before his father's death, his kid brother was also involved in accident that left him unconscious for weeks. The label only gave him 200,000 to buy 'coffin and fry puff puff' our source said.


Till date, we gather that Kiss Daniel has made no income from any digital sales of his music, no income from his endorsement apart from the 40% he makes from shows. The label didn't also provide him with an apartment or cars.


Though he stays in his own house and own a couple of choice rides, we gather that he's had to pay for the official car that was used to move him around in the early days of the career which has since been given to the younger brother of his recrod label boss, Emperor Geezy.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

I Auditioned For 8 Years Before Getting Into BBN – Bisola Aiyeola Tells Inspiring Story

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Bisola Aiyeola is the first runner up of the 2017 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show. In this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, she talks about the turning point in her life, participating in Project Fame, her music career, acting, and the other things that she is passionate about.
 
What gives you the inspiration to do the things that you do?
 
I would say that my inspiration comes from my family; my mother, my sister and my daughter. They always motivate me to work harder and give me the opportunity to learn from every experience. I learn from them every day and that has helped me to discover and rediscover who I am and who I want to become. I also have a few friends that motivate me and sometimes talking to strangers motivates me.
 
For role models and mentors I have people like Idris Olorunnibe. I also have tons of actors who have a great work ethic and they are so many in the entertainment scene. The list includes directors, music directors and even crew members.
 
Let’s talk about the very first role that you played, how did it go then?
 
It was very interesting and my character name was Tope. It was a Yoruba series titled Sababi in 2010 and it was directed by Bimbo Ogunsanya. The experience was very good and very interesting for me. I remember that it was a bit difficult because scripting was in Yoruba and English. Luckily, I got people to translate and get the correct pronunciations of the words.
 
You are also part of the TV series, Daddy’s Girl. What was it like working on this?
 
It was so interesting, fun filled, with the cast that included Uncle Femi, and the series was directed by Tope Alake. It was quite easy working with the team because most of the people I worked with knew what they wanted and were passionate about it.
 
Let’s talk about Big Brother Nigeria (BBN). What gave you the drive to do the things that you did on the show?
 
It is quite interesting because I had been auditioning for about eight years before I finally got it last year. The truth of the matter is that I didn’t know anybody but I was determined to make the best from that experience. Right now, I am having auditions here and there. From all the experiences, I would say that no two auditions are the same. Everyone is different and it was always a refreshing experience. So for the Big Brother Nigeria, I went for the audition and gradually I was selected.14 of us contested and I got in, tried my best. The truth of the matter is that it was a tough contest, not like a music contest. Here, you can’t really tell how it was going to go.
 
How did it feel emerging as the first runner up in the contest?
 
It was awesome. Of course, from the outset, I told myself that I would make the best of it. The house was filled with talented people, and to stand out, you have to work very hard. I was very happy, got the exposure that I wanted and it was very exciting for me.
 
On BBN, I learnt how to be more tolerant and I also learnt how to face my fears. The Friday night games were also memorable and I really enjoyed them.
 
How has being on the programme changed your life?
 
The show gave me the wide reach I always wanted and it was an avenue to show the world my abilities, so it has changed my life for good and I’m working on making my life better.
 
What are some of the challenges for young people in the entertainment sector today?
 
As far as I am concerned, I think it would be with the artist themselves.
 
Many do not want to work hard. Most times, I get messages from people asking me to put them in a role. They do not want to go for auditions at all. People just want to rise to the top, get there just by the snap of the fingers. Of course a few people make it that way but if you check well, you would discover that they have actually been in the background, playing music in church and things like that. So, basically, the challenge is that many do not want to work to get to the top. Secondly, things are a lot easier now, thanks to the social media and people are basically selling themselves. Personally, I have gotten the recognition and shown the world my ability. However, I have only just begun; there is so much that I still want to do and want to be known for.
 
What messages do you have in your songs?
 
I try to apply daily life experiences to my music. It is usually about the things we can all relate with, like love, food or transportation. These are things that people have different experiences about from time to time. Not just like the stuff you read about in Mills and Boons and the thought of a Knight in Shining Armour.
 
Acting or music, which would you say comes first?
 
They are on the same level as far as I am concerned. They come to me naturally, just as if I am talking. It is like breathing and breathing. I would not say one surpasses the other. Music, however, was my first love. I participated in Project Fame West Africa in 2008.
 
If you have to advise young people, what would you tell them?
 
I would tell them to be consistent, don’t ever give up on your dreams. It may seem bleak, but all you need is to put in so much effort. As long as you are breathing, things can happen; so don’t give up. At this point, you would look back and thank God it was worth the effort after all.
 
What is life as a celebrity like? Is it something that you enjoy?
 
It has been very interesting for me. It is part of my life now and I would say that it is what I signed to be. I am living it out and it has been an interesting journey.
 
Are there things that you used to do that you cannot do anymore?
 
Yes, there are so many things that I used to do that I cannot do anymore. I love taking a stroll around my neighbourhood but I can’t really do that anymore. I also love to go to the markets like Ketu and Mile 12 markets but these days I can’t do that anymore.
 
These are markets that are synonymous with food stuff, does it mean that you love cooking?
 
Yes, I love food; I love cooking too. Food and the process of cooking are very special to me. For recipes, I love Nigerian soups like efo riro, oha, onugu soup and edika-ikong. I learnt the skills from my mother, my friend Ijeoma and my aunt just by watching them do it.
 
Many believe that a lot of young ladies are not so good with cooking these days.  What is your take on this?
 
I would not say that a lot of our ladies do not know how to cook these days. I actually think that we need to have a cooking day and you would be amazed at what the ladies would offer. Times are changing; we have technology taking over and everyone is trying to be an entrepreneur. And just because of the long hours that we spend at work, many opt for the restaurants and fast food joints. That does not mean that they cannot cook. As a matter of fact, you would be amazed at the meals that the ladies are cooking these days.
 
Could you tell us about your new song and how you are using it to chart a new music career?
 
The song Luchia is an ode to my mother. Luchia is actually her name and I used the song to basically talk about some of my ups and downs in life. I came into the entertainment industry through music but I never really pursued it because I didn’t have support. But now with the support of my team, Temple Management Company, I am now definitely giving it a shot.
 
Tell us about life as an actress and as a musician
 
It’s an interesting life. I enjoy singing and acting and I try to apply my daily experiences to my craft, which helps the audience connect to it more.
 
Aside acting and music, what else do you do and how do you combine all these roles without conflict?
 
I host events. I’m also a voice over artist. I can combine them because I have a good management company which helps in scheduling my work, so I don’t have any conflicting engagements.
 
What are some of the achievements and memorable moments for you?
 
Firstly, I will say having my daughter and also making my family proud. And as the years go by, God willing, I’ll achieve more and more.
 
Who or what do you consider as the greatest influence in your life?
 
My family is my greatest influence because I learn from them daily and I am also motivated and supported by them.
 
When would you consider as the turning point in your career and life?
 
My going on BBN was the turning point for me.
 
How would you assess female celebrities and actresses in the country today?
 
They are working hard on their craft and achieving so much and I am super proud of them.
 
How would you describe the entertainment scene in Nigeria today?
 
Nigerian entertainment scene is getting better as days/years go by. A lot has really changed and now the world recognises that Nigerians are super talented and skilled people who can stand head to head with their peers in any part of the world.
 
Would you say that you have achieved all your dreams?
 
No, I haven’t; as long as one is alive one should always aim to achieve. So until I am no more, I won’t stop dreaming and I won’t stop achieving.
 
What is the secret of your good look?
 
I don’t have any secret to looking good. I just try to look and feel comfortable.
 
How do you relax?
 
I relax by hanging out with friends, seeing a movie or sleeping.
 
What is your definition of style?
 
Style is anything that makes you comfortable.
 
Where do you hope to be in the next five years?
 
In five years, you will celebrate my achievements with me, so be patient.
 
Christmas is just around the corner, what plans do you have for the season?
 
I am spending Christmas with my family. Going out for me during the yuletide is a no, no, for me because of the traffic and the fact that everywhere is going to be jam packed. I may just visit a friend or two. Travelling is also a no, because as an entertainer, it is the time to make money. I had plans to travel earlier on but I had to postpone it to a period when there will be enough time.

Man Deported From India Cries Out For Help As His Family Is Stranded In India

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 THE Federal Government has been called upon to widen the scope of its repatriation project to cover not only Nigerians stranded in Libya but also those held in deportation camps in Asian countries such as India and Malaysia.

Speaking with South-East Voice in Abakaliki, a Nigerian who was recently deported from India for having issues with his travelling documents, Mr Chukwudi Onu explained that at least 150 Nigerians were languishing in deportation camp in India.

Narrating his ordeal, Mr Onu who is from Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State lamented that his wife and three children are still stranded in India following his arrest and deportation in May this year.

“I have been living in India for the past six years, I travelled with my family in December 2011 and on May 15th, I was arrested by Indian Immigration Police over expired visa, from there to deportation camp where I spent over a month before I was deported to Nigeria.” Mr Onu said Indian government had become hostile to Nigerians recently, alleging that even those with valid passports were most times arrested and hauled into deportation camp, only to be released after their papers must have been verified.

He noted that so many Nigerians in the camp had been there for over one year without any hope of returning as they had not been able to raise money for their tickets.

“Yes there were over one thousand, five hundred Nigerians, because in my room, I think we were over 60 and they have over 21 rooms. There are places for Pakistanis and Afghanistans, I think I saw one Polish and an Australian, but the population of Nigerians is 20 to one of other nationals.” Mr Onu explained that his family had been kicked out of their apartment over unpaid bills and could not go to deportation camp because of the harsh treatment being meted out to Nigerians.

“My family is staying in an open church, even to raise money for their air tickets is an uphill task for me. I have been reaching out to the government and Nigerian High Commission in India. Right now, I am appealing to Ebonyi State Government because I am from Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area and well-meaning Nigerians to help me rescue my family.”

The deportee said he was worried about the condition of his family as the weather in India presently is too cold, noting that he was paying $800 for their rent from Nigeria until he ran out of cash.

He stated that air ticket for his wife and three children from New Delhi to Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, would cost a total of $4,000 but would prefer tickets. “Each ticket from New Delhi to Enugu is about N312,000 multiplied by four which is about N1.2 million but I have been able to raise about N200,000 by myself.

I am only appealing to the federal and Ebonyi State governments as well as well meaning Nigerians to assist. I don’t really need the cash, if tickets are bought from any travelling agency, I will send to them.

“I run a restaurant in New Delhi, CJ African Restaurant as well as Medical Tourism Management business to help those on medical trip with necessary logistics.”

Mr Onu, however, blamed himself for his travail pointing out that he failed to renew his papers because he travelled with a medical visa which required that he returns to Nigeria before applying for a permanent visa.

Below is also a mail he sent to media houses;
“My name is Onu James Chukwudi, from Ebonyi State. I was recently deported from India and my family are still stranded in India without any means of survival.
My account was frozen and my restaurant and medical tourism management business closed down over my expired visa.

I was deported without even my shoe laces; my family are have been kicked out of our house over unpaid bills and currently live like refugees and stay in an IDP Camp in New Delhi, India.

The amount for the air fare is N1.3 million which also include the accumulated charges which is charged on a person whose visa has expired on a daily basis by the Indian government.

I appeal to you to use your platform to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians to help me raise money for their air ticket back home.
These are my details in case anyone wants to help out:




Thursday, 7 December 2017

Organizers Finally Announce Date For Popular Headies Awards

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Organizers of the Headies Awards recently made a statement, announcing the date the award ceremony is scheduled to hold. The award which is organised to reward and appreciate the best of Nigerian music, has been scheduled to hold on March 24th, 2018. The organizers of the award made this announcement via their Instagram page.

The post also carries information that 4 new categories have been added to the Awards and that the year in review has been adjusted to accommodate more music materials released between July 2016 to December 2017. It was also stated in the post that the year in review for subsequent years will be January to December of each year.

THE HEADIES TO HOLD ON MARCH 24, 2018. FOUR NEW CATEGORIES ADDED. Nigeria’s most authentic Awards for pop music and urbane culture, The Headies, will roll out the carpet in honour of musicians, performers, producers, writers, and other professionals who did well in year 2017 on March 24, 2018. The Headies held annually in March for many years since inception in 2006, before the committee moved the event to the last quarter of every year. Now, according to The Executive Producer Ayo Animashaun, Nigeria’s longest-running music honours event will return to Quarter 1, as well as add new categories to reflect the realities of today’s music and entertainment industry. This year, the year-in-review has also been reviewed to adequately accommodate more music materials released between July 2016 to December 2017. Subsequently, the year in review will be January to December of each year. Based on the studied schedule of releases, and the availability of talents, the Committee has decided the best period to host our Awards is now March. 'We want our nominees, artistes, entertainment industry practitioners and enthusiasts' to have an amazing time and music fans to have even more fun. This is why we have taken every decision; from the new date, choice of venue, categories, and so on’, said Animashaun, who is also the founder of Hip TV. The four new categories are Headies Viewer’s Choice, Industry Brand Supporter, Best Performer, and Best Song Writer of the year. The Viewers’ choice prize will give full power to fans through a voting system that lets them decide absolutely; the Brand Supporter Award will recognize brands who are supporting the industry at a time when opportunities are scarce; the Best Performer will reward the Artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed; while the Best Song Writer finally brings to the forefront the talents who compose the lyrics and melodies for the songs we celebrate. The Headies will now have 24 categories of awards, with each winner receiving 21 carat gold-plated Plaque, and the stamp of excellence from one of Africa’s most respected music awards.
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BREAKING!!! Peter Of P Square signs Singah

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PRESS RELEASE: Despite punch throws/social media quests to what's happening with the biggest african duo, P Square. Peter (Mr. P) took to instagram to announce the signing of an artiste Singah  ( @official_singah ).


Singah was first spotted on Mr.P's "For My Head" video released weeks ago. Singah is said to be a talent that makes audience wow & speechless on spot; a sure replacement for Top BEST naija vocalists!! We expect goodies.. good music!! Cheers to #PClassic & Singah.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

G-worldwide Entertainment Drags Kiss Daniel To Court – Update

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Below is a public announcement by G-worldwide Entertainment concerning the reported exit of Kiss Daniel from the label.


They have filed a suit in court concerning the contract they have with the Artiste.
Details below


The attention of G-Worldwide Entertainment Limited (‘the Company’) has been drawn to acts by Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe (alias ‘Kiss Daniel’), who recently has been making publications on different print media and social media platforms soliciting for bookings to perform songs from his album NEW ERA and EVOLUTION. Mr. Anidugbe executed a 7-year Recording and Artist Management Contract (’the Contract’) with the Company in 2013 and which Contract is still subsisting. Contrary to the express provisions of the Contract, Mr. Anidugbe has taken steps to appoint a new manager, solicited for bookings, and has continued to negotiate and enter performance agreements in respect of the songs from the album NEW ERA, and EVOLUTION which is set to be released soon containing singles such as YEBA, FOR YOU, SENORITA, SOFA and others, both produced under the Contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the Company’s prior consent and permission.

Further thereto, the Company has approached the Federal High Court, Lagos in suit no. FHC/L/CS/1758/2017 between G-WORLDWIDE ENT. LIMITED Vs OLUWATOBILOBA DANIEL ANIDUGBE to affirm its rights over the intellectual property under the Contract i.e. copyrights over the songs in both albums, and rights over the stage name: ‘Kiss Daniel’. By an application dated 20th November 2017, the Company sought interim orders of injunction, and other further orders as the Court may deem fit to make, against Mr. Anidugbe, retraining the Artiste’s further distribution, publication, or performance of these songs, or negotiating or entering any agreement thereof without the consent or permission of G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd.

The general public and the whole world is hereby put on notice that on the 30th day of November 2017, the Federal High Court made an order that status quo ante bellum under the Contract, be maintained by the parties, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in the suit. The import of the Order being that the state under which the parties existed under the Contract should be preserved until the Court makes a determination of the motion on notice filed by the Company. All and any dealings in respect of the upload, distribution, and or performance of any of the songs, as well as the use or exploitation of the name ‘Kiss Daniel’ can therefore only be entered or made with the prior written consent and permission of the Company as provided under the Contract.


The general public and the whole world is further cautioned that as the matter is now before a Court of law (subjudice), and following the Order to maintain status quo, any unauthorized upload, distribution, exploitation, performance, sales, and use of the songs (from the NEW ERA and EVOLUTION albums), or stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’, in any show, event, downloading or streaming platform, will be in violation of the Order of the Federal High Court. Anyone who does or continues to do so shall be liable as an accomplice for contempt of court, and the full weight of the law will be brought against that person as a contemnor.

Any person or organization who negotiates, or enters into any agreement with Mr. Anidugbe to engage him on the basis of his presumed rights over the songs in both albums, or the use of the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’, does so at his or her own risk and peril!!

Instagram Comedian, Lasisi Elenu Real Face – Pictures

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If you’re a conversant Instagram user, then you certainly should’ve come across a funny IG trend “hello everyone, Lasisi is here and something just happened right now“, well, you then should know that the trend was set by user, Lasisi Elenu.


You’re also aware that when making his skits, he uses the popular Snapchat filter that gives his face a different look and changes his voice, giving it a sort of comic effect.
Well, over time, since he came into prominence on IG, people have always wondered what his real face looks like – and now, we’ve finally gotten the chance to indirectly put a face to his name.

According to Lasisi, his real face has never earned him any money, so why show it off? Yeah well, it’s nice to know it’s not a robot that’s behind his hilarious skits… so… kudos to his works!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Breaking! IGP Orders Immediate Reorganization Of SARS Nationwide

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The Nigeria Police Force in reaction to the recent trends in social media with calls for scrapping SARS #ENDSARS the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the reorganisation of the squad across the country.

The IGP in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood has directed immediate reorganization on SARS across the nation and investigation into all allegations and complaints raised.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris concerned with public interest and the need to reposition the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for more efficiency and effective service delivery to all has directed the immediate re-organisation of the SARS nationwide and instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions levelled against the personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country by the IGP X-Squad of the Force,” the statement read in part.

The statement said further that, in the new arrangement, a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.

The Police Zonal Commands, State Commands and Divisions will continue to operate anti-crime units/sections, crime prevention and control squads and teams imperative to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities in their Area of Responsibilities, and other crack squads necessary to sustain law and order and protection of life and properties in their Area of responsibilities (AOR).

Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters.

A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and not below Superintendent of Police (SP) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country.

All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives.
The IGP X-Squad has been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance and apprehend any erring police officer, the statement read.

He, however, emphasised that the SARS have been doing very well in fighting violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnappings and cattle rustling in the country in the recent time resulting in reduction of incidents of the mentioned violent crimes nationwide.

Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS personnel anywhere in the country are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.

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The Nigeria Police Force in reaction to the recent trends in social media with calls for scrapping SARS #ENDSARS the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the reorganisation of the squad across the country.
The IGP in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood has directed immediate reorganization on SARS across the nation and investigation into all allegations and complaints raised.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris concerned with public interest and the need to reposition the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for more efficiency and effective service delivery to all has directed the immediate re-organisation of the SARS nationwide and instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions levelled against the personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country by the IGP X-Squad of the Force,” the statement read in part.
The statement said further that, in the new arrangement, a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.
The Police Zonal Commands, State Commands and Divisions will continue to operate anti-crime units/sections, crime prevention and control squads and teams imperative to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities in their Area of Responsibilities, and other crack squads necessary to sustain law and order and protection of life and properties in their Area of responsibilities (AOR).
Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters.
A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and not below Superintendent of Police (SP) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country.
All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives.
The IGP X-Squad has been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance and apprehend any erring police officer, the statement read.
He, however, emphasised that the SARS have been doing very well in fighting violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnappings and cattle rustling in the country in the recent time resulting in reduction of incidents of the mentioned violent crimes nationwide.
Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS personnel anywhere in the country are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.


IGP X-SQUAD
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Weapons Recovered As Police Operatives Bust Armed Robbery Syndicate In Enugu

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The Enugu state commissioner of police Danmallam Mohammed has commended the operatives of the Anti Vice Squad of the Nigeria Police Force Zone Headquarters Umuahia for smashing suspected notorious Armed Robbery squad along Udi Ozalla Road and recovering their weapons.

Danmallam gave the commendation when the team visited his office with the Divisional Police officer Awkunanaw Division Csp Mike Onuh on 4/12/17 to brief him on the success of the operation in which the operatives had on 4/12/17 at about 8am through intelligence information and a well coordinated operation along Udi Ozalla Road, launched an onslaught on the hideouts of suspected hoodlums and in the ensuing gun battle, three of the suspected hoodlums were fatally injured and later confirmed dead just as their weapons were recovered from them.

It was further gathered that the ensuing gun duel between the operatives and suspected hoodlums may have left some of the fleeing gang members of the deceased hoodlums with various degrees of injuries hence the command is advising members of the public particularly hospital operators to watch out for those that will visit their hospital with injuries suspected to be that of bullet and report promptly to any nearby police station or formation for necessary action.

SARS Officer Threatening To Shoot African Chyna - Watch Video

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Below is a video showing a SARS Officer threatening to shoot Nigerian Singer, African Chyna while he was in his car returning from a video shoot. The Singer recorded the incident with his smart phone.


There is currently a social media outcry for the government to put an end to SARS with the hashtag #EndSars trending on twitter and getting contributions from notable celebrities and even Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Bobrisky Sacks His Gateman, Jacob - See Photos

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Nigeria Most popular Gateman Jacob, has been deported back to his village, as his Madam Bobrisky Announces they have broken up, According to the bleaching expert Jacurb lied to him that his father was sick, he gave him some money to return to the village, only to find out that he was still in Lagos.

Plus he said people are using Jacob to get infos about his life, And now that he has already taught him lots of things especially the internet, Jacurb might just get back to him, And we await the dramas as they unfold..

see his snaps below!


Friday, 1 December 2017

Ycee, Klint Da Drunk Supports Mr Razzy for #MrRazzyUnleashed

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Ycee, Klint Da Drunk Supports Mr Razzy for #MrRazzyUnleashed
HX music Worldwide presents Mr Razzy Unleashed, the home coming event for there Front line Artist Mr Razzy,
The event which is billed for December 1​s​t, will see performance from Top Musicians and friend's of Mr Razzy, who came through to support he's Unleashing, Artist like YCEE, Klint ​Da Drunk, and many other musicians and Comedian, the event will Hold At SugarLand, Luxury City Hotel Aba,
The event is Intended by HX Music to Unleash Mr Razzy to The Entire and Gather support from Aba indigences and the Nigeria as A Whole..
Listen to the recently releases single by MR Razzy, Baby Dance, and be at the unleashing Event Friday ​and Support

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Men Jailed For Killing Asthmatic Boy In Enugu Jubilate After Regaining Freedom

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 It was a moment of jubilation after some inmates awaiting trial were freed at the Enugu high court complex as five of them who had spent five years in prison were discharged and acquitted of a crime they said they did not commit.

According to Chijioke Okibe, one of the freed men told him that their journey started since 2013 when they were detained by Enugu SARS at their cell for allegedly killing a young asthmatic boy but that it happened that one of the inmates was tortured by SARS men which led to his death

Five of them were as a result in ASA rated for five years but were discharged for want of diligent prosecution by Hon. justice CI Nwobodo yesterday 29/11/17...



40% Of UNIZIK Staff Watch Pornography At Work - VC, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku

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The vice-chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, on Thursday said over 40 percent of the staff of the university watch pornography at work.

The VC who was able to monitor the development in offices on campus from his own network, said he took a drastic decision to curb it by censoring Internet services in the university from his office.

Ahaneku said: “This is one reason we shut down YouTube from the university’s resource centre.

“People should be made to be conscientious as well as do what they have been assigned to do and eschew indolence.

“There have been a lot of abuses on facilities that, ordinarily, should aid staff in their jobs and as a result plans are underway to remove the televisions in central offices."

Ahaneku added, “Spending government time without doing what one is paid for is an act of corruption.”

Youths Take Oath In A Shrine After Denouncing Cultism In Lagos - See Photos

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 On Wednesday, 29th of November, 2017, history was made as the secret cults members denounced their membership and vowed to turn a new leaf in Imota community.

The Eiye, Ayee, Alora and Buccaneers fraternities were engaged in oath making at the Iledi Osugbo Shrine of Imota, in the presence of HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota, Chief Akinsanya Gbeminiyi, Oliwo of Imota, Chief Olabinjo Oyefolu, Apena of Imota, Chief Adebogun Olumuyiwa, Olisa of Imota and other top hirachy in Osugbo, to affirm their decision to denounce their membership from the secret society and ready to embrace new life.

At the Iledi Osugbo Shrine,, the repentant Cultists revealed their interest of relinquishing cultism, while the Chairman of Imota LCDA, Prince Wasiu Agoro, seized the opportunity to inform the traditional heads of the zeal and determination of the youths of the community to completely jettison cultism. He added that the repentant youths confided in him to desist from violence and any form of thuggery and hooliganism in Imota community.

Shortly after the oath taking, they were all received at the Palace of HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro, to properly reintegrate them into the society. They pleaded with the king, Chairman of Imota LCDA, Prince Wasiu Agoro and Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgar Imohimi to assist them to secure better job so that they can make meaningful impact in the society. They welcome any form of empowerment that will be initiated to rehabilitate them.

The front Palace of Oba Ranodu was full to capacity with over 250 repentants. The repentant cultists surrendered all the ammunitions in their possession to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Edgar Imohimi in the presence of Hon. Nurudeen Sholaja, member Lagos State House of Assembly, Prince Wasiu Agoro, Chairman of Imota LCDA, Area Commander, Area N, ACP Garba Ahmed, the Comander, 174.Battalion in Odogunyan, Lieutenant Col. BC Eze and others, to affirm their commitment in renouncing cultism and everything attached to it.

See more pics below