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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

FG Warns Nigerians Over High Rate Of Kidney Trafficking In Egypt

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The Federal Ministry of Health has released a memo to the Nigerian Medical Association to alert Nigerians on the high rate of kidney trafficking in Egypt. 


The Director for Hospital services for the Ministry of Health, Dr Wapada I. Balami explained in the memo titled ”41 Suspected illegal human kidney traffickers on the trail in Egypt” that there is an increase in the illegal harvesting and transplanting of human organs in that country.
The memo was sent to alert Nigerians who intend to travel to Egypt for medical attention.

Check out the memo below.


Monday, 16 October 2017

EVENT : SINACH HEADLINES RCCG TOD LP 46 HOLY GHOST PARTY - @todhouseoffavor @Proudly_Gospel OCTOBER EDITION

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Tabernacle of David’s October 2017 Holy Ghost Party holding on Friday 27th October brings Sinach and Chioma Jesus two gospel music Super heavyweights under one roof.

The Holy Ghost Party has been running for More than six years and it has featured top gospel artists, bands and ministers in Nigeria Like Chioma Jesus, Frank Edwards, Nathaniel Bassey, Big Bolaji, RCCG Praise Team, and the True Worshippers just to name a few.




This October Holy Ghost Party will hold on Friday, 27th of October 2017 and will be headlined for the first time ever by the world-renowned and award-winning gospel artiste and minister Sinach.

Sinach a world-renowned gospel artiste has travelled far and wide all over the world and ministered along-side great men of God.

SInach will be joined this October by Chioma Jesus another Gospel music heavyweight whose music is well known all over the African continent.

Bee Jay Sax, RCCG Praise Team and the in-house choir of RCCG Tabernacle of David the True Worshippers who will open the night with Heaven reaching and earth transforming Praise and Worship.

The ministration of the word will be done by Pastor Peter Amenkhienan one of the newly appointed Assistant General Overseers in The Redeemed Christian Church of God.


The service will be Hosted by Pastor Olukayode Pitan who is the MD/ C.E.O of Nigeria’s Bank of Industry, Pastor-In-Charge of RCCG, Lagos Province 46 and Assistant Pastor-in-Charge of RCCG, Region 20.

The service kicks off by 10 pm and won’t end till about 5 am the following Saturday morning.

You are sure to feel and enjoy the tangible presence of the Holy Ghost at this October Holy Ghost Party.


We invite all and sundry to grace this occasion with their presence and also make it a point of duty to invite their family and friends for this event as it is the Last for the year 2017 and it will be the Best and the Biggest. We look forward to seeing you, God bless.

RCCG, Tabernacle of David aka house of favour is a place where professionals, entrepreneurs and politicians are transformed and empowered to take their place in the nation and in the world. Our church is one where purposed is discovered, vision is received and destiny fulfilled.
The Holy Ghost Party a Bi-Monthly Praise and Worship event organized by RCCG, Tabernacle of David, Ajah, Lagos is set to be the best and the biggest praise and worship event ever this October 2017.

DATE: FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH 2017

TIME: 10:00PM  TIILL DAWN [No African Time]

VENUE: RCCG, Tabernacle of David- Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ilaje B/stop, Ajah Lagos.

Call 09099252172 for directions to the event.


Admission is completely FREE.

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Phyno Announces PhynoFest Concert 2017 date! His homecoming and Appreciation to the fans.

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Phyno has asserted himself as a trailblazer across the Nigerian and African music scene, he commands a great influence in the African hip-hop and contemporary music space as he continues to dominate the charts and creates a massive following on a worldwide scale. While Phyno continues to blaze the air-waves with recently released hit tracks 'ZamoZamo', and 'Augment'; in giving back to his numerous fans, Phyno has put together this concert dubbed 'The Concert Of The Year' by music pundits.
Riding on the phenomenally successful and record breaking Phynofest2016 concert themed 'Shutdown the cathedral', multiple award winning and top selling recording artist, Phyno is set to re-write history yet again, as he announces his annual giveback and fan appreciation concert tagged Phynofest 2017, to hold this November.
This year's concert is put together by Penthauze in conjunction with NairaBet and promises to be a weekend with a bee-hive of events. In the line-up, there will be performances from chart-topping artistes, a homecoming Barbeque Street Party as Phyno goes back to his hood where the dream all began. There will also be scheduled tours of tourist sites in Enugu. A few lucky 'Super fans'  will be given the cool opportunity to meet and hang-out with Phyno and the other stars , you may want to perfect those selfies ahead.
Event details are as follows-

Date:Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

Time: 12 Noon.

Venue: The Cathedral, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

As the countdown begins and excitement heightens, be sure to make it a date. 

Visit www.phynofest.com or follow social media platforms @phynofest on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on artiste line up, ticket purchase, and other exciting info as we build up to the event. #Phynofest #Phynofest2017
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RRS Arrests 3 Robbers After Felabration In Lagos - See Photos

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 The Opportunistic Robbers

Between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command arrested three robbery suspects in separate incidents at different parts of the metropolis.

The suspects: Moshood Olowu (24) and Olasunkanmi Ogundipe (26) were both attendees of “Felabration” along with their respective accomplices separately robbed two commuters in Ojota and Ketu. The third suspect, Rasak Adebola (22) was arrested in Ikate by RRS patrol team after snatching a hand bag in traffic belonging to one Helen Susan in Ikate.

The trio and their groups exploited the cover of the darkness and their large numbers to dispossess their victims of their belongings.
For Moshood Olowu, he and his two other accomplices, now at large, left New African Shrine in Alausa Business District, Ikeja, and were heading to Ikorodu through Ojota when they committed the crime. They connived to execute the crime.

 According to him, ‘we were at Ojota around 5:00 a.m. after leaving “Felabration” to board a bus to Ikorodu. I dipped my hand into another passenger’s pocket when we were rushing to board the bus. I removed his phone and passed it to my colleagues, Ayobami and Jide.

The owner held my hand and prevented me from boarding the bus. Ayobami and Jide, who I gave the stolen phone to, went away while the RRS police were alerted and arrested me’.
For the second group of 9 young men,

Olasunkanmi Olajide said, I was in company of eight other boys coming from New African Shrine when we accosted one Pastor Adetayo Samuel waiting to board a bus to Ibadan around 5:00 a.m. at Old Toll Gate, Ketu. We collected three mobile phones from him and N6, 000:00.

‘We fled the scene immediately and broke into three groups. We were trailed by RRS patrol team who received complaint from our victim. They arrested me while I was trying to board a bus to Ibafo’.

According to the third suspect, Rasak Adebola, ‘I was going to Ajah to retire for the night. Just before I got to Chisco around Maroko at about 11:00 p.m., I snatched a lady’s bag. I attempted to escape but the RRS men were in front of me, I waited and handed over the bag.

I don’t know what came over me. I had only N200 on me. I had been waiting for traffic to build up. I have never been imprisoned before. I plead for leniency. I wouldn’t repeat it again. I was a motor cycle rider in Shomolu. I came to Ajah to learn carpentry and get serious’, he added.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Marriage Goals! Actress, Omotola Ekeinde And Her Husband Get Naughty As They Go Swimming (Photos)

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Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and her husband, decided to make the most of their Sunday afternoon as the duo went swimming!

Swimming sounds fun until the duo got naughty while doing it… Omotola’s husband can be seen in one of the photos playing with his wife’s bikini pants as they smile for the camera.

She shared the photos writing:
Sunday sweetness… work hard, play harder.
#thecaptain and the leading Lady.
#Honeyboy n #Omosexy 
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I Wish I Did Not Marry So Many Wives, But It Is My Destiny — Adebayo Salami

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Veteran actor, Adebayo Salami popularly known as Oga Bello, needs little or no introduction in the entertainment scene. 

The actor who has been in the movie industry for decades, talked about his career, family and more in a new interview with Sunday Scoop.

Read Below;


What stirred your interest in the movie industry?
From a very young age, I had always been interested in anything that had to do with arts and culture. I grew up in Lagos Island and there were a lot of activities that went on there in those days.

Were there theatre practitioners you looked up to in those days?
 Of course. There were people like Hubert Ogunde, Ojo Ladipo, aka Baba Mero, Oyin Adejobi, Ayinla Olumegbon, among others.

What were the steps you took before joining the theatre industry back then?
I used to watch a TV series, Village Doctor, produced by Hubert Ogunde, and that was what inspired me. I also used to watch Ayinla Olumegbon’s plays because where they used to have their rehearsals was not far from our house.

Also, at the back of my school, I used to hear drumming and I was very curious as to where it was coming from. One day, I decided to go and watch them, and I later joined them. Their name was the Young Stars Concert Party.

The criteria for joining them was that one had to pay a huge sum of money, which was one pound, one shilling. I had to source for the money, and when it was complete, I joined them.

What was the reaction of your parents when you wanted to start acting?

There was no parent that supported their children going into theatre production in those days. Particularly in the town where I come from, religion was taken very seriously.

I was also the first child, and people felt it wasn’t proper for me to become an actor. The profession was looked down on in those days, and they only respected people like doctors and lawyers. It was quite tough in those days. But I thank God that today, the story has changed.

When did your parents start accepting your choice of profession?
They only started accepting me when stardom came and there was one particular incident that changed their minds. One of my siblings was supposed to attend a school, but he wasn’t given a letter of admission, even though he had earlier been shortlisted.

On one fateful day, my uncle asked me to drive them to the school, and when we got there, a crowd of people swarmed around me chanting my name. When we got to the office of the admission officer, the man also received us well and asked me what I wanted.

We were immediately given the admission letter. That incident convinced my people that the path I was on was the right one for me.

Did you have any other ambition apart from being an actor?
I had the ambition to become a lawyer but I didn’t have the opportunity to pursue it because there was no money at that time.

Was it because of your ambition to become a lawyer that you encouraged your son, Femi, to study law?
I never discussed that with him. It was entirely his decision to study law and I supported him. As a matter of fact, my godfather, Alhaji Femi Okunnu, is a lawyer, and I named Femi after him. I worked with him as his personal assistant when he was the Federal Commissioner for Works.

What was the first production you partook in?
In terms of stage plays, the first production I took part in was titled, B’aiyebayehun, and I acted the role of a witch doctor. Before the production, three of us auditioned for that part before I was eventually selected. That was in 1971. But we had been doing television series since 1969 with Baba Mero, who was the leader of the Young Stars Concert Party. But the name of the group was later changed to Ojo Ladipo Theatre.

Can you recall the names of your contemporaries who you started the profession with?
I will mention the names of those that are still acting because if I call the names of those no longer doing the job, many people wouldn’t know them. There were people like Iya Awero, Tajudeen Gbadamosi, the late Osumare, Jinadu Ewele, among others.

What were the challenges you faced in those days?
There were lots of challenges but we weren’t doing the job just to make money; we were passionate about it. Back then, while acting, I was also working at the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as a library assistant. Whatever money I made from my regular job, I ended up spending it on theatre productions. Sometimes, we would want to go and stage plays, but there wouldn’t be money to print posters or do any form of advertisement.

Which production do you regard as your breakthrough?
It was the television series that brought me stardom because people liked it, and we were well appreciated. In terms of stage plays, it was Ogbongbemiga, which we staged at Glover Hall in Lagos Island that was the breakthrough for me. A lot of people came to watch that play and they really loved it.

Which was the first home video you appeared in?
I didn’t start doing home videos on time because we were producing on celluloid then. I remember that I shot my first cinema movie in 1985 and it was titled, Ogun Ajaiye, followed by Omo O’rukan in 1987. In 1989, I shot Eri Okan. However, I started shooting home videos in 1993, and my first movie was Asewo to re Mecca.

Asewo to re Mecca was a very successful movie, how were you able to put it all together?
The process starts from writing the story. I just wanted to teach a lesson on the covenant that people have with God. It was about two prostitutes who went to Mecca and they vowed that they wouldn’t return to their dirty pasts.

However, one of them reneged, while the other kept her promise; and they both got the appropriate rewards for their actions. It was the same experience we used to shoot cinema movies that I applied in making that film. I felt that the home videos that were made in those days could be improved upon, and eventually Asewo to re Mecca became a classic.

What were the things you considered before choosing the lead actresses for the movie?
For the lead roles, the physiques of Sola Sobowale and Toyin Adegbola were exactly what I was looking for. And they are also talented because we carried out auditions, and they passed. I didn’t really face any challenge while shooting the movie because there was money, and marketing was also good in those days.

What was the biggest thing you gained from the movie?
I made profits and it boosted my profile. It also changed the face of home videos that were being made then.

How many movies have you produced thus far?
I have produced 17 movies.

Have you ever undergone any training as an actor?

Yes, I did. When it comes to training, practical experience is the most important. All those times we used to go for rehearsals, we were training. At a time, I joined the British Council where I was also trained. I later attended a school that was affiliated with the University of Lagos. Meanwhile, I also read books on stage production and attended lots of seminars and workshops.

Do you often involve your children in your movie productions?
I didn’t involve them when they were younger because they were still in school. But I had a group called Awada Kerikeri, and whenever my children were on holiday, they usually followed me to our rehearsals. However, now that some of them have joined the industry, we work together.

What was your initial reaction when your children expressed interest in joining the movie industry?
I didn’t feel bad. I only mandated them that they should all complete their education, and whatever they wanted to do after that was entirely up to them. I don’t force them to do anything.

What advice did you give them when they wanted to join the industry?
I advised them based on my experience, and they have been following it. Even till date, whenever there is anything that they are confused about, they come to meet me and I guide them. I tutor them on how to behave, how to relate with their fans, among others. I cannot have this much experience and I wouldn’t pass it on to my children who are in the same field with me.

Has there ever been a time that you went out with Femi and more fans swarmed around him than you?
There is no father that wouldn’t be happy at such a thing because it is a thing of pride. But it’s never like that because just as fans come around him, that’s the same way they come around me.

How do you feel whenever you hear or read negative reports about your children?
Whenever I hear anything like that, the first thing I do is to find out whether it is true or not. Not everything that is written is actually true. If I find out that what they did is wrong, I have ways by which I correct them. And if they are being lied against, I would feel bad and fight against it because such things can damage their reputations.

Considering that you have a large family, how were you able to ensure that they grew up in unity and love?
It is simply the grace of God, and not by my own doing. I am happy that there is unity and love in my house; and all my children are progressing.

What qualities must an actor possess to be successful?
Firstly, you must be passionate about the job and also be talented. One should also undergo training, and practice it the way it ought to be done. If you do those things, people would accept you.

are the things you feel are wrong in the movie industry at this time?
Our major problem is piracy and I believe everybody knows that. We need to get our marketing and distribution channels straightened out. We also need funds to produce good movies.

With the benefit of hindsight, is there anything you wish you had done differently?
One thing I may have termed a mistake, but which I consider to be destiny is raising a large family.
How do you unwind?

I’ve always been dedicated to my job so I don’t really have much time to unwind. However, I like to be in the midst of my childhood friends talking and having fun. I also listen to indigenous music by people like Yusuf Olatunji, Haruna Ishola, among others. I could also decide to stay home and rest.

Have you ever harboured thoughts to become a singer?
No, I am not a singer. But music is intertwined with theatre, and I often compose songs for movies.

How do you like to dress?
I like to dress simply, neat and presentable. My life is very simple; I drive simple cars and do all my things in a simple way.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

I Took Time Off My Music To Take Care Of My Baby – D’Prince

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Mavin artiste, D’Prince, has shared why he took a break from the music scene as he opens up on his relationship with his baby mama and his marriage plans. 


On marriage plans, he said:
I definitely have plans to get married to the mother of my child and as we speak, we are dating; we are in a relationship. I cannot say when I would get married because it is private information. The day I get married, no one would know. The reason why I am famous is because of my music and not my relationship life or family, so I want that to be my focus. What if my partner does not want to be in the limelight? I have to respect that. I don’t expose my private life,” He said.
He continued saying his time away from the music scene was taken to cater to his baby who is almost 2-years.
“I would not say that I disappeared from the entertainment scene. I have been up and about and beside, I have a baby and I had to travel to set up my house in America. I was also recording album and even though this is my second album, it feels like my first. To be frank, I actually needed a quiet time to work on my music because a lot has been happening in the industry. Also, scarcity also increases the demand for a commodity.
“Fatherhood has been awesome. Being a father has actually changed my life and because I have a child, I can say I am in a better place now. I wish this feeling of peace, settlement and vision for everyone. A lot of test and challenges have come my way but being able to overcome them has really made me fulfilled. Initially when my child was born, I was in shock because I did not believe that I had become a father. But apart from that, there was nothing scary. When I knew I was having a baby, I was scared because I did not know what the future would hold.”
On leaving Mavin:
“I am not leaving Mavin Records for anything because this is what we built from the outset. We evolved from Mo’hits to Mavin Records. Even though it is my brother’s record label, I cannot act in a nonchalant manner. If you really know me, I am the one that creates the rules here so I cannot break them. Anyone that chooses to disobey the rule would face the consequences but I plan on following my pace; I put a lot into consideration before recording my music.
“I don’t think anyone should compare me with the likes of Reekado Banks, Di’ja and Korede Bello because we are in the same stable. Anybody that brings that up is not considering the fact that we are in the same family. We have our ethics, we work like a family,” he said.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Bidemi Kosoko Had Sex For N2m With My Husband, He Took Her Nude Photos - Lady

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Lady calls out actress Bidemi Kosoko on Instagram for sleeping with her husband, threatens to leak nude photos


One of the daughters of veteran thespian Prince Jide Kosoko, actress Bidemi Kosoko has once again been drawn into some messy scandal involving a married man.

For those with sharp memories, you would recall that months ago, a scandal of this kind was linked to the actress’s name involving the husband of another actress Bose Alao.

This time, a faceless Instagram user has called out Bidemi Kosoko for allegedly sleeping with her husband in her matrimonial home for a week during her absence in Dubai weeks ago.


According to the woman, the actress has since been bothering her husband for 2million Naira, been the charges for her ‘services’. She warns the pretty actress to stay away from her home or stand to lose her dignity… She threatens to destroy Bidemi’s career by releasing nude photos supposedly taken by her lover.


In reaction, Bidemi has cursed the individual with some heavy curses adding that let peace be far away from her if indeed she carried out the act!
Her accuser is however not stopping, she called the actress a liar and insists on exposing her!
Let’s just hope this is another troll on rampage, we don’t want to see any nudes! Or do you!


LOL! ’15k For An Hour, With Kissing, 35k’: Nigerian Girl Willing To Be A ‘Pretend Girlfriend’ Shares Her Price List… See The Hilarious Responses!!!

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Things you see on social media! A Nigerian lady has taken to Twitter to share her pricelist for anyone who wants to hire her as a pretend girlfriend.

 According to her, 15k for an hour, additional 5k for PDA excluding kisses. If you want a kiss which will last 2 seconds and no tongue she charges 35k.

 

Meanwhile check out the responses she got below 


Exercise Crocodile Smile Begins in Lagos By Nigerian Army (Photos)

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The dreaded Operation Crocodile Smile II has started in Lagos State with Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Turkur Buratai flagging off the operation. 


The Nigerian Army has assembled it’s men in Lagos for the flag off of Exercise Crocodile Smile II.
Over 1000 military personnel, including the Special Boat Services of the Nigerian Navy are presently in Tarkwa Bay area of Lagos for the flag off.

Already, artillery gun shots have been ringing out from the area with the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Turkur Buratai expected to flag off the ceremony which test the efficiency of the force in the conduct of Internal Security Operations.

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MIXTAPE FACTORY PARTNERS COSON NIGERIA ON STREET REBRAND PROJECT

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Kombos Entertainment (Mixtapes Factory) has teamed up with Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) in its attempts to rebrand  the streets

Witnessing the partnership signing event held at the COSON Conference hall, Allen Avenue, Ikeja on Tuesday October 10, 2017 was Chibueze Okereke (Head of Licensing), Ms Simi Washpam (General Counsel, COSON), Mrs Bernice eriemeghe ( Head Finance & Admin COSON); Ms Oyinkansola Fawehinmi (Head of Legal Mixtapes factory) and Mr olatunbosun Musa (Business Director Mixtape Factory), Tayo faniran, Apex & Bionic, and journalists.
 


Coson's  signing a partnership with mixtape factory is in line with its commitment to advancing the music and copyright management in Nigeria, which makes it truly gratifying to see authorities joining hands to facilitate the renowned project (Street Rebrand).

Speaking at the event, Mr Musa Olatunbosun known as ‘Bosun parrot’ ( Business Director of Mixtape Factory) said ; “the street rebrand project : non-stop Mixtapes is actually a dream come true for artistes, licensing bodies, producers , content owners , marketers because is an all-inclusive industry where every person in the circle chain of musical works creation are adequately enumerated.”



While entertaining questions from guests present on the possibility of the street rebrand project in helping to avert or reduce illegal dealings and privacy ravaging the Nigeria music industry, Ms Oyinkansola Fawehinmi (Head of Legal at Mixtape Factory) shed more light on measures mixtape factory is putting in place.  

“The rebrand project will impact hugely on the growth of the African music business landscape. .

More so it will help eliminate piracy because of its partnership with the federal government and Coson Nigeria as a body.
 She further enjoined all licensing bodies, composers, producers and artistes to embrace the Street-rebrand Project as this is the first of its kind and revolution of non-stop mix distribution legally in the country.


This message is one of necessity and especially apt seeing as piracy has eaten deep into the Nigerian entertainment hemisphere so we need to embrace the new era of the Street-Rebrand

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Okada Riders And Police Clash In Ibadan, One Dead, Many Injured. Graphic Photos

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A man was feared killed when police and commercial motorcyclists clashed in the Yemetu area of Ibadan , Oyo State, on Tuesday. It was learnt that the victim, who was said to be a commercial motorcyclist, was shot by a policeman after he refused to part with money demanded from him by the cop.

It was reported that after the commercial motorcyclist was shot, his colleagues decided to avenge his death.

It was gathered that the commercial motorcyclists were joined by hoodlums in the area, adding that they attempted to burn a police station in Yemetu.

The police confirmed that seven persons, believed to have been involved in the crisis that rocked areas like Yemetu, Beere, Dandaru, Oje and other parts of the city, have been arrested.

An eyewitness said the okada riders, who felt cheated by the policeman, stormed the Yemetu Police Station where they believed the policemen came from with dangerous weapons.

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