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Khafi Debunks Sack Rumors, Says Met Police Expecting Her Return

Recently evicted Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Khafi Kareem, has debunked rumors that she has been sacked by the Metropolitan Police UK where she worked as an officer before auditioning and getting selected for the reality show.

The 29-year-old disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Sahara Reporters that the authorities of the MET police have not sacked her.

“No action has been taken by the Met Police authorities yet. In fact, they are waiting for me to come back to work. I will travel back to the United Kingdom soon and we would talk about all these things,” she said.

Recall that while Khafi was still in the Big Brother house, the Sun newspaper UK published a story claiming that the Metropolitan Police was embarrassed by her ‘sexcapades’ with Gedoni and are contemplating firing her.

According to the news media, Khafi had allegedly failed to seek formal approval from her organization before going into the BBNaija house for the competition.

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Kanye West‘s elusive new album ‘Jesus Is King’ may finally be arriving in a mere matter of hours.

Last month, the rapper’s reality star wife Kim Kardashian revealed that his long-awaited LP ‘Jesus Is King’ would land on September 27th.

Suffice to say, the day came and went — with no release to show for it. Much like many of the other dates Yeezy has touted over the last YEAR.

However, Kim – ever the dutiful publicist – has taken to social media to confirm that the set will be unleashed on Sunday (September 29th):

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The project, which is inspired by West’s weekly Sunday Service series, arrives after he staged a preview event in Detroit earlier today.

Are you checking for new Kanye?

Nicki-Minaj

Nicki Minaj surprised many when she announced plans to retire from music to build a life and family away from the entertainment industry.

Today, those who hoped the news would kill interest in her music have learned that it has inspired the opposite effect.

The rapper’s last album ‘Queen’ delivered the single ‘Chun Li’ which was released on April 12th 2018 and moved over 2 million units worldwide despite peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Now it stands as one of the many songs her fans and critics were driven to listen to after learning of her plans to pull the plug on her illustrious career.

On September 5th, ‘Chun’ stood around the 167 million streams spun point on Spotify.

Today, on September 27th, it stands at the 177 million mark.

Ten million streams in 22 days.

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Tiwa Savage in an interview with Billboard, she revealed her upcoming album will be like Sugarcane 2.0.

The fantastic EP, Sugarcane, which was dropped under the imprint of Mavin Records in 2017 remains Tiwa Savage strongest body of work.

The singer recently landed a global recording agreement with Universal Music, and her first solo track since that deal is “49-99”, the lead single off the yet-untitled album. The fantastic track also confirms what Tiwa told Billboard: This major-label signing does not mean a major rebranding

Well, that’s certainly exciting news for Tiwa fans, as she is currently better and more self-assured than she has ever been in her career. Even listening to Sugarcane two years later, and all the songs have aged really well, which makes us very hopeful for the new album.

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Watch Stormzy Cover Beyonce & Wizkid’s Brown Skin Girl

Watch Stormzy Cover Beyonce & Wizkid’s Brown Skin Girl – Stormzy swung by the BBC 1 Live Lounge and as per tradition he gave Beyonce and Wizkid’s Brown Skin Girl his own personal touch!

A few months ago, Beyoncé dropped the game-changing The Lion King: The Gift. The Wizkid-assisted “Brown Skin Girl” emerged as a fan favourite, inviting a flurry of covers and refixes, from the likes of Simi, Johnny Drille, and now, a little late to the party, Stormzy.

Watch the live session below:

Felabration 2019: How We Came About the Theme, “From Lagos, With Love!” –Yeni Kuti

OMOYENI ANIKULAPO-KUTI (or simply, Yeni Kuti or YK) is the first child of music legend and originator of Afrobeat music, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. She pioneered the idea of Felabration, a yearly music festival since 1998 to celebrate the life and contributions of Fela. Ahead of 2019 edition of Felabration which will hold from 14 to 20 October with the theme, ‘From Lagos With Love’ dubbed from one of Fela’s popular songs titled “Eko Ile”, Yeni in this interview with TAIWO OKANLAWON AND AYODELE EFUNLA spoke about this year’s preparations, Felabration’s achievements and challenges as well as other related national issues

Q: Congratulations on hosting Felabration for over 20 years now…

Thank you very much. Fela died in 1997, so the first one was in 1998 and the second one was in 2000 when we opened the New Africa Shrine. So, it has not been 21 years straight but Fela has been dead for 21 years. But since 2005, it has been straight and we thank God because it is not easy in Nigeria to hold a festival for that long.

 This year’s edition is tagged ‘From Lagos with Love’. How did you come about the theme?

We used Fela’s track, ‘Eko Ile’. You know, we are trying to draw people to Nigeria, tourists to Lagos, Abeokuta and that is how the theme came about. All of us that are in the Felabration committee, none of us lives abroad, we all live in Nigeria and nobody really wants to go and live abroad. You know that Fela’s song? Kosibiti mole gborile, kosi oo afeko Ile (There is no where I can put my head but Lagos), That is what inspired the theme.

 Tell us more about this year’s preparation. What are the line-up of events?

Well, we have the normal events. We have the Afrobics Dance Competition first on 21 September, then we have the Art Competition which is on 28 September, we have the secondary schools debate on the 9 October, then Felabration proper will start on the 14 October with the symposium. And this year on our line up, we will have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. We are going to have Akala, he is a London based Black African musician, poet and political activist. We have Bobi Wine, he’s from Uganda and Professor Akin Oyebode. Sefi Atta is another big author, she will be the moderator.
From the night of the 14th, the musical festival starts, we have Dress Like Fela Day which is 19th of October, last year the winner got, N100,000 and we are not the judges, the crowd are the judges.

Who are the artistes coming this year and how many foreign artistes are we expecting?

We are still working on it. We are still approaching them and we have other artistes that are coming in that got grants from their governments to come and what we do here is to house them. So we have Pan African Orchestra coming from Ghana. Though I am not in charge of the artistes’ list, we all have our roles. My own job is to find the money. Felabration is like a big organization with everybody with his/her own role.

What are the achievements you can remember from previous editions of Felabration?

Well, you know we have the school debates, and every year we present each school with gifts apart from winners, first, second and third that we might give Ipad, Laptop and all that. Last year, our gifts were Drum Sets for 10 schools. We are trying to make sure that these schools have all these keyboards, computers. For me, I think that is one of the achievements of Felabration. Another achievement is that Felabration is now known worldwide. At the same time that Felabration is holding in Nigeria, it is going to be holding in Philippines, Singapore, New York, there are so many countries. We give license to all these cities to host Felabration, it is a long list. Even within Nigeria, many people are doing their own Felabration. Somebody from Ogun State has come for license, Ibadan has come for license.
When Felabration is holding at the Shrine, it is going to be holding at Freedom Park simultaneously.

 What are the challenges you have encountered and how were you able to pull through?

The challenges are what they are, like you were asking me about a list of artistes but because we cannot afford some of them to come. For instance, we have approached Akon, he has not answered. He may ask for $50,000. If we have that kind of money, will I not know how to use it for our own artistes here? We cannot afford him if he can’t come for what we are offering. This is because Felabration is a non-profit organization. Gate fee as you know is free, even on the Sunday when we charge money, it is N1000, we give free t-shirts, and one t-shirt is about N700. So the challenges really are financial but I don’t want to look at the challenges because in life, you have challenges, I just want to look at the positive sides like you said, it has been 21 years since Fela died and we are still holding Felabration and we have hosted it without a break since 2005 and this is 2019. It is challenging but rewarding because we are managing to overcome the challenges.

Did you seek support from Federal Government?

Federal Government doesn’t know us. They don’t look at our face at all. Hopefully, Lagos State will come on board this year. Former Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was very supportive and this year, we are hoping Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will be supportive as Ambode was. We have written to him, apparently he’s going to do something, we just pray that he will be as supportive as Ambode.
What about Ogun, Fela’s own state?
We have not approached Governor Dapo Abiodun because when Amosun was there, he promised and promised but he never delivered but this year he finally opened the Kuti Heritage Museum. In all fairness to the new governor, we have not approached him, we will approach him maybe next year. You know at that time, Amosun had talked about having Felabration the weekend before Lagos’s own but it never came to reality.

 What measures are you putting in place to ensure security of lives and properties during the festival?

Let me tell you what we have for our security every year. We have 250 security guards, if you come around during Felabration you will see them in orange t-shirts, green t-shirts and yellow, those are the three colours. The blacks are the ones inside on the stage with artistes. Among those 250 guards, we have OPC members, we have the Police, we have six to eight patrol cars every day, and then we have Civil Defence and so on because we don’t play with the security issues, we know how security can be, so we always have our security intact, we also have ambulance on ground for anybody that faints, we tried because Felabration is a big festival. In fact, let me tell you the truth, when it is coming, my heart will be beating and when it is over I will be relieved.

  Do you have any international sponsors?

We do not have international sponsors, we only have Nigerian sponsors and they are like Seven Up that we have been having on board for some times, although it is not coming in with full force like it did last year. But it said it would be coming in full force next year but this year, we should just manage what it has. We have Legend Extra Stout, we have Chelsea Dry Gin, we have BoomPlay, we have Bet9ja, and you know they have money they can come in big but hopefully next year, we also have RedBull on board as well. Those are the ones I can remember for now.

 Late Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi was a very good friend of Fela. Do you still have connection with his  children?

Yes, we do. In fact, I spoke to his daughter not too long ago.

 We want you to weigh in on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa…

I think it’s very sad that black people are fighting black people. It pains my heart that black people will fight themselves and be so misinformed and call themselves foreigners.
Africa should be one country with different states where anybody can move from Point A to Point B. I believe that we should be able to walk around as Africans to every nook and cranny of Africa without visas. I don’t believe I should need a visa to South Africa and I don’t believe a South African should need a visa to come to Nigeria. This same way I don’t believe I need a visa to go to Egypt and Egyptians should also not need a visa to come here or wherever. So our leaders are not doing the right thing. It’s Africa’s unity we should be fighting for but now what is happening? This one is saying they are removing their envoy. South Africa today said they have closed their embassy. What is happening? Why is Africa dividing instead of uniting? Oyinbo will just be laughing at us. I said it today, I remembered in 1984 when they did “Ghana Must Go” in Nigeria and they were removing all the Ghanaians. The Ghanaians who had been here for 10 years, they made them leave, and now we are the ones going to Ghana and Ghana is also saying oya you sef get out because there are many Nigerians in Ghana now.

Why can’t our government make our country conducive enough so that we don’t even have to travel anywhere? It will only be by choice. Yes you make the choice to travel but you are making choice to travel because of economic reason because your own country cannot provide for you. They said they’re providing plane if you want to come back. What should they come and do? To come and be a nuisance? Okay when you invite them back, what do you want them to come and do? Nigerians have been killing themselves to get to Europe through Libya and they o through hell when they get to Libya,  they rape them, they enslave them because our government, not just Nigerian government but African governments are not making their countries conducive enough for the people to want to stay and not move about.

Second, why are our leaders causing disunity by saying you need visas to go to African countries? If I want to go to Togo now and pass the border, the wahala is too much. I will meet this security, I will meet that security. Why can’t I just walk across? It’s Africa’s disunity that these our leaders are promoting, they need to come together.

I remembered when they interviewed the South African President in Japan on the issue of xenophobia, he seems so lackadaisical about it and because our own President did not jack him up and say, come why are you killing my people? Even it was after people started rioting before our own President reacted, this thing has been happening for over two years now and we didn’t say anything. Now people have decided to take the matter into their own hands; they have started destroying Nigerian businesses and started to destroy the properties which I don’t think is the solution but it got a reaction from the government. If it didn’t happen like that, our government will still be looking.

 What do you think is the way out?

I think African governments should come together and work as one. They need to re orientate these people that we are brothers, whether I’m from South Africa or I’m from Nigeria, we are brothers.
Also, I must also say this that every Nigerian should realize that he or she is an ambassador of Nigeria once he/she steps outside the soil, we should always comport ourselves positively. Don’t wait for ambassador to be painted on your chest, as you step outside the soil of Nigeria, you’re an ambassador because they will judge you as an ambassador of your country with whatever you do. If you go to Ghana now and start misbehaving, it will tell on us. So every Nigerian should look at himself as an ambassador of his country and make sure he/she promotes the country in a positive light.

Davido reportedly set to make Hollywood debut in Coming to America 2

Davido reportedly set to make Hollywood debut in Coming to America 2

American comedian, Michael Blackson claims Davido will be making an appearance in the upcoming  comedy titled, “Coming To America 2“.

The comedian who was with Davido at a concert in Atlanta, took to his twitter to disclose this.

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates will retain their roles from the 1988 movie.

They’ll be joined by Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and Michael Blackson.

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Kim Kardashian stopped by Jonathan Cheban’s Foodgod podcast and was asked to reveal something about herself the host didn’t already know. The reality star definitely dropped a bombshell.

“When I was 14, I was in a Tupac video. It was like 1994,” revealed Kim. “So first of all, we lied and said we were like 18 probably,” she continued. “I definitely looked 18. I didn’t even drive. Kim[berly] Stewart was in some, I don’t even know what, I think it was for a soundtrack. I have to call Kourtney [Kardashian] and find out.” The fact that Tupac had a 14-year-old Kim Kardashian in his music video is mind-blowing.

Unfortunately, she never met the late rapper on set. “No, he wasn’t there, I’ve never seen the footage,” she admitted. “We were walking down the runway, like we were models walking down a runway. It wasn’t like we were in bikinis by the pool or anything like that. We were literally walking down a runway, and it was Kim Stewart, Kourtney, me and maybe like one or two other of our friends.” Eager fans were quick to uncover the music video online, and it happens to be the classic single “All About U.”

Check Kim Kardashian out in Tupac’s “All About U” video below at the 3:05, 3:27, and 4:22 marks.

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Ikechukwu shared a video as he wished the late Pelepele perfect peace as he talked about depression and how people should give a listening ear to whoever it may be. 

Olanrewaju Pelepele who was a Former YBNL artiste committed suicide on Friday the 20th of September at Ikorodu. He took his life a week after talking about his battle with depression due to his inability to fully break into the Nigerian music industry despite 10 years of hard work.

Ikechukwu posted;

We need to be human again. Feel. Talk. We spend too much time putting others down or focusing on generating negative energy. It’s very necessary that we look out for one another. It’s not busybody, it’s not putting ur nose inside another person’s business. It’s caring. It’s sharing. It’s love. The honest truth is love can solve almost all our issues if not all. If the people in powerful positions loved their people they wouldn’t steal from them. They wouldn’t allow them to suffer while they enjoy life. Another thing is this whole culture of rubbing our successes in the faces of those who aren’t so fortunate. It’s terrible and part of the problem. Once someone wins the first thing they say is I wanna give thanks to God. If u really love God and his word u would do ur best to lift up others. In any and every way possible. I’m not saying I’m a saint but I’m aware of what needs to be done and where we can start. My people all we need is us. All we need is love. Starting now can stop a lot of tragedy that is yet to come. 1❤🙏🏾

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We need to be human again. Feel. Talk. We spend too much time putting others down or focusing on generating negative energy. Its very necessary that we look out for one another. Its not busybody, its not putting ur nose inside another persons business. Its caring. Its sharing. Its love. The honest truth is love can solve almost all our issues if not all. If the people in powerful positions loved their people they wouldnt steal from them. They wouldnt allow them suffer while they enjoy life. Another thing is this whole culture of rubbing our successes in the faces of those who arent so fortunate. Its terrible and part of the problem. Once someone wins the first thing they say is i wanna give thanks to God. If u really love God and his word u would do ur best to lift up others. In any and every way possible. Im not saying im a saint bit im aware of what needs to be done and where we can start. My people all we need is us. All we need is love. Starting now can stop alot of tragedy that is yet to come .1❤🙏🏾

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Cardi B Lusts Over Offset: "Let Me Give You Some Elite Spits"

Despite a little shake-up last winter, Cardi B and Offset appear to have found their perfect matches in each other. Both superstar rappers are extremely open with their fans, getting raunchy in public and proving to everybody that they’ve got tons of sexual chemistry. Earlier this month, Bardi took to her social media channels to announce her plans for the next few months. She hopes to finish her next album, rehearse for her tour, and have another baby with her man. She’s getting a head start on that final wish of hers, taking to Instagram to turn Offset on and reminding him of what she’s got in the bedroom.

The Migos rapper posted an image of himself in the studio, drinking out of a double cup with no shirt on. The picture signals the possibility of new music on the way but for Cardi, she was more interested in telling her husband about what she intended on doing when he got home.

“Let me give you some Elite spits,” wrote the multi-platinum recording artist in his comments. She added a tongue emoji for good measure. These two are seemingly perfect for each other. They’re both brash and neither of them minds the public displays of affection. Check out their latest exchange below.

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Maya Awards Africa 2019: Full List Of Nominees

MAYA Awards Africa has returned with the seventh edition of its annual award event that celebrates excelling youths across Africa. The nominees for the year 2019 edition have been announced.

According to the Convener of the prestigious award, Ademola Ajibola the award ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Lekki Events Centre, behind Pinnacle Filing Station, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Here are the nominees for the 7th edition of MAYA AWARDS AFRICA.

We have taken this up and built this list from the scratch for 90 days basing our selections on each nominees CREDIBILITY, VISIBILITY and CREATIVITY.

We have tried as much as possible to make this list of 80 CATEGORIES the most inclusive youth awards in Africa.

This list, however, is subject to addition and deduction before voting commences on Thursday, October 10th, 2019.

Kindly note that being on this list doesn’t guarantee winning. Fans vote and the board of jury’s ratification decides.

Any suggestions, complaints, name spellings and all Enquiries should be directed to 080-6673-5583 between NOW AND FRIDAY, 27TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2019.

We won’t take any after the set date. See you at Lekki Event Centre on the 17th of November, 2019.

Thank you.

• BUSINESS CATEGORY

CEO OF THE YEAR, MALE
Ugochukwu Harvey Igboanugo – CEO, Waterstone Property & Construction Ltd
Oden Ewa – MD/CEO, KORPU Construction.
Prince Owolabi Animashaun – CEO, HR Emporiums.
John Enabudoso – CEO, LGD Group
Tochukwu Ajumorah – CEO, Too Furniture Royale
Darrys Ogbonna – CEO, IVD Autos
Olumide Ohunbanjo – Chairman, Triumph Group
Olugbuyi Ogunanike – CEO, Icebox Nigeria

CEO OF THE YEAR, FEMALE
Arinola Adeniyi – CEO, Venivici Spa
Yutee Rone – CEO, YuteeRone
Abimbola Balogun, Co-Founder, Sofresh
Onyi Orji – MIRA SkinCare NG
Naya Egwuatu – Founder/CEO, Bella Regina Luxury.
Lara Cole – CEO, Elanred Store
Adeola Smart – CEO& Promoter, TUVIA Mobile.
Stephanie Kalu-Uche – MD/CEO, Stephanie Nicholas Group
Aisha Ishaku – CEO, Design Tactics Interior & Academy

YOUTUBER 2019
Zubaidah Abdel-Rahman
Xandy Kamel
Zainab Yakasai
Annyta Rajis
Zeelicious Foods
Faari by Sisi Ope
Sisi Yemmie
Tobi Bakre

INTERIOR DESIGN BRAND
Vintage Deluxe Interiors
Tee Trust Interiors
UG Interiors
Midas Interiors
Dara Interiors’ Concept
Forte Imperial Interiors
CEO Interiors
Design Tactics Interiors
Andre Zini

CULINARY SERVICES BRAND
Ladipo “Chef Deee” Ayodeji
Zeelicious Foods by Winifred
Zubaidah Abdel-Rahman
Olowosibi Catering Services
Geneveive Tambari Sira
The Fatgirl Within
Evas Place
Jaystatstee01
Nelson “chefcupid” Michaels
Chef Stone Uber Stigg

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND
Korede Fakorede
LAPHY
Think It
Posh Click
LYPIX
Yemi Ajala
HBPixels
Glitterati
Momodu Media
SC George
HB Pixels

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND
Trans4maz
Peppertin
Iro Ayo
Rare Magic
Sniper Ajix
Clicks and Tones
Klassik Images
Diamond Media
Emmyshotz
Olere

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
Novo Isioro
Ademola Adeniran
Tolani Alli
Ayo Adeagbo
Micheal Omoboriowo
Adesuwa Iyere
Mayor Otu
Ayodeji Ogunro
Fortuneshotz

VIDEOGRAPHY BRAND
Tunde Findout
Tevi Craig
BOTS Studioz
Edem Victor
Samz Visuals
Emmanuel King

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
Ibadan Pride
Mista Bolu
ThatGuyFaruq
Paul Alasiri
Always Onkeys
Legend Zino
Sir Iretomiwa

BRAND INFLUENCER, DIGITAL
King Pexxie
The Pamilerin
Shewenzi
Cute Kimani
Girlish Lava
Bhadoosky
Dat Guy Kofo
Porsche Classy

CONFECTIONARY BRAND
Deelipcious Cakes
Trendy Cake Affairs
Coat of Indulgence
Empire Cakes World
Amazon Cakes
Lizzies Cakes n Crafts
Cakes by Lonpe
Da Cakes Master
Fifi’s Cake Allure

CREATIVE ART BRAND
Vogue Printz
Duxe Graphics
Chisquo Designs
Smett Graphics
Procare Multimedia
Klux Prints
Yoms Graphics
Hullmark Designs

VISUAL ART BRAND
Mamatee Arts
Kingsley Ayogu
Bright Dike DB7
EboniArts
Geebelz Arts
TessArt Gallery
Fola David
Laredo Arts
Artsassin
Michael Umoudit

BEAUTY THERAPY BRAND
Queenslyt Lippie
Berbie Beauty
Bam Beauty Products
Peri Beauty Store
Bardi Cosmetics
Pop It Cosmetics
Yanga Beauty
The Glowdess
AngelNIKKY

MED SPA BRAND
Posh Glow Spa
Irish Med Spa
Society Glam House
DRil Spa
Hawz of Harbz
Venivici Spa
Sims Spa
Zanzee Spa
B Natural Spa

SKINCARE THERAPY BRAND
House of Phreedah Skincare
Pels International
MIRA SkinCare
Xtianah Skincare
Flakies Skincare
Isi Organic Skincare
PoshGlow Cosmetics
Sufi Cosmetics
Lashi Cosmetics

SKINCARE THERAPY BRAND (N.B.T)
Savvvy Cosmetics
Qwinbee Skincare
Kaffy Skincare
Diamond Luxury Skincare
Amour Cosmetics
Mandr Skincare
Fairy Glam Skincare
Luscious By Lisa
YB Secrets Skincare

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND
Coker Creative
Oaken Events
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TrendyBE Events
Highflyers Events
Lavish by Michelle
Strictly Events
No Surprises
IPC Events
Ball Events

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND (N.B.T)
DSF Events
DW Events
Stephy Signature Events
Kaycees Events
NPU Events
B and B Pro Events
Events by BOB
Devera Events
Ideal.Parties

AUTO SHOPPING BRAND
ChatterHauz Global Ltd
Jedams Autos
IVD Autos
Koksie Woskie Autos
Raay 707 Autos
JB Autos
Mill Harbour Autos
Nello Autos
Topside &SSG Autos

C.E.O, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
CM Folorunso – Land Lagos
Wale Ayilara – LandWey
Ololade Abuta – Gracias Property
Bamidele Onalaja – RevolutionPlus
Marian Olando 24 – Milano Properties
Usman Goodness – Naija Realty 24
Aisha Lawal – Cosgrove Africa/Smart Homes

ENTERPRISING YOUTH
Fuhad Oloto – F.Oloto Construction Company / Futol Logistics
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room Lagos / Diamond Ink Luxury Events
Omotoke Oyeledun – Niyots Luxury / Niyots Luxury Lush Hair
Ichechi Okonkwo – Dream Estate Lekki Ltd / Laundry King
Pearl Egbunike – Pearl Luxury Lashes / The Curvy Cave
Adenike – Bottles ‘n’Roses / Radiance Glow
Amarachi Amusi – Ashmushy Empire / Amushy Hair
Olanrewaju Titilola – Bespoke by Lola / Smoked Fish NG
Shade Abimbola – Petmeeyz Closet & Petmeeyz Glam

CEO OF THE YEAR (CLUB/LOUNGE)
Don Ejexx – Founder/CEO, The Black Door Lounge.
Armani – CEO, Buzz Bar
SSG & Topside ­­–Founder/CEO, Club DeRock
ETizzle – Founder, Club MOOD & Club Fun
Chioma – CEO, Brass & Cooper
PrettyMike – The Grind X
CEO, CZars Lounge
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
Randy Preyer – Preyer Foundation Japan
Mariam Onikijipa Belgore – MOB Foundation
Fatima Ajimobi – Let’s Talk Humanity
Selorm Galley Fiawoo – Selly Galley Foundation
Pamilerin Ogunba – Bph Foundation
Adepeju Olukokun – Kokun Foundation
Tricia Ifeanyi – Anyii Ego Foundation
Nimat Siaka – Evergreen Initiatives
Seyi Tinubu – Noella Foundation
Ebele Iyiegbu – The Kiek Foundation.

INNOVATIVE YOUTH
Oladunni Ogunjobi – CEO, Furnishing 4 Less
Ifedayo Apoeso – CEO, Coporate Gaari
Wunmi Oguntula – CEO, Chill City NG
Ademola Ojele – CEO, Brush Scents
Faith Osas – Fish Arena NG
CEO, Khaz Customs
Kuku Moemeke – The Funky Brunch Lagos
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room Lagos
CEO, Kolaq Alagbo
Pamela Arcadia – BD, Ready Set Smile

YOUNG PERSON 2019
Odumewu Debbie – World Record Dance Breaker
Ijeoma Ndukwe – Bubez Foods
Sulaimon Aminu Goro – A Supol of the FRN
Patience Evbagharu (City Youth Councillor of Toronto)
Bello Bala Shagari (President, Nigeria Youth Council of Nigeria)
Nelly Agbogu – NaijaBrandChick
Bolanrinwa Hitch Meshy – American Soldier
Sir Banko – Sony Music West Africa/DMW Executive
Janet Bunor – Airline Transport Pilot

YOUTH IN DIASPORA
Raskola BO (Speaker and Raggae Singer)
Governor of Africa
Abisoye ‘Oyemykke’ Michael
Patience Evbagharu (City Youth Councillor of Toronto)
Williams Uchemba
Larry Ekundayo – World Boxing Champion
Kelechi “KelechiFC” Anyikude

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Israel ‘style bender’ Adesanya – World Boxing Champion
Kamaru Usman – UFC Champion
Divine Oduduru – Olympic Athlete
Quadri Aruna – Table Tennis Player
Randy Preyer – Japan based Nigerian Wrestler
Leon Balogun – Super Eagles/Arsenal Player
Ebi Onome – Super Falcons Player
Adebayo Akinfenwa – Wycombe Wanderers
Isaac Success – Nigerian International Footbller

• ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY

BEST ACTOR 2019
Frederick Leonard
Enyinna Nwigwe
Mawuli Gavor
Lateef Adedimeji
Damilola Ogunsi
Ray Emodi
Walter Anga
Timini Egbuson
Sambasa Nzeribe

BEST ACTRESS 2019
Jemima Osunde
Nancy Isime
Hadiza Aliyu Gabon
Bimbo Ademoye
Bukunmi Oluwashina
Mercy Macjoe
Efia Odo
Maryam Booth
Tana Adelana

MUSIC ACT 2019
Zlatan Ibile
Skiibii
Mayorkun
Skiibii
TENI
Adekunle Gold
Simi
Falz
Kiss Daniel

BREAK OUT ACT, 2019 (MUSIC)
REMA
JoeBOY
T CLASSIC
FIREBOY
Buju
SOFT
Oxlade
Barry Jhay
Diamond Jimma

INDUSTRY’s CYNOSURE, MUSIC
Haekins
KayzMoore
King Bobby
Jiron
Martin Feelz
Raymond Fix
RAYBEKAH
Badboy Timz
Emex

COMEDIAN, ONLINE
Sydney Talker
BrodaShaggi
SirLoba Comedy
The Cute Abiola
Oluwadolarz
Lasisi Elenu
ZFancy
Woli Agba & Dele
MC Lively

COMEDIAN, STAND UP, 2019
KennyBlaq
Pencil
Jacinta Ocansey
Úshbebe
LafUp
HoneyTongue
Mc Acapella
Funnybone

HIT MUSIC PRODUCER 2019
Antras
Dre Sticks
Fresh VDM
Rexxie Pon Da Beat
SperoachBeatz
Kel P
KillerTunes
Young Jonn

LIVE MUSIC BAND 2019
Aristos Band
SB Live Band
Afrosonic Band
Dare Anoda Level
Trinity Band
Awesome Band
Boye Best
The Ultimate Band
Wale Zion Band

DEEJAY
DJ Tgarbs
DJ Smiggle
DJ 4kerty
Dj Flava
DJ Kaywise
DJ IK Bagi
DJ Mjay
DJ Whales

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The Call
Latana
Kasanova
She Is
The Executioner
Nimbe
Adebimpe Omooba
The Reunion
Kesari

MOVIE DIRECTOR
Paul Bogumbe – Majele
James Abinibi – The Call
Titi Jeje – Ise Ori
Eneng Chris – She Is
Seyi Asurf Amuwa – Kasanova
Thomas Odia – The Reunion
Wale Rasaq – The Executioner
Tope Alake – Nimbe
Ibrahim Bakare – Kesari

LISTENER’S CHOICE
This Year – Zlatan
Am I A Yahoo Boy- Naira Marley
Killin’Dem – Burna Boy ft Zlatan
True – Mayorkun ft Kiss Daniel
Jealous – Fireboy DML
EnuGbe – Olamide
Dumebi – Rema
Gbe Body E – Zlatan
Uyo Meyo – Teni
Daz How Stars Do – Skiibii

TV PERSONALITY
Idia Aisien
Kie Kie
Emem Okwoche
Oluwafeyikemi Agbola
Sammy Walsh
Charles Born
Hilda Baci
Serwaa Amihere
Damilola Oni

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY
Xahido Inc
Governor of Africa
Ope Invaders
Ameyaw Debrah
Kolawole Scoop Concepts
Prettymike of Lagos
Alex Ozone
Micheal Jabulani
Remi GoldPlug

RADIO PERSONALITY
Sophie Anidugbe – Cool FM, Kano
Kaylah Oniwo ­– Cool FM Lagos
Emcee RnB – Naija FM Lagos
Jennifer Ibrahim –Rhythm FM Abuja
Miriam Cole – Kiss FM, Abuja
Mmangaka Tumagole – Gabz FM, Botswana
Fay Fay – Soundcity Radio
Romeo Benjul – Rave FM, Osogbo
KayCee – City FM, Lagos
Titus Ejanla – Naija FM, Ibadan

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR
TG Omori
Director K
Salifu AbdulHafiz
Avalon Okpe
Prior Gold Pictures
Unlimited LA
Visionary Pictures
Dammy Twitch

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES
Timini Egbuson – Shuga
Tomiwa Tegbe – My Siblings & I
Jide Awobona – Jenifas Diary
Chimezie Imo – Shuga
Mofe Jebutu – Awon Aladun De
Tobi Makinde – Jenifas Diary
Nonso Bassey – BattleGround

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES
Sharon Jatto – Shuga
Ini Dima Okojie – BattleGround
Ruby Chinanza Akubueze – Shuga
Wendy Ubakanma – Jenifas Diary
Rekiya Yusuf – Flatmates
Seun Osigbesan – The Johnsons

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW BRIDE
Debby Felix Eloghosa
Dorcas Shola Fapson
Jumoke Ajadi
Sophie Alakija
Deborah Anugwa
Cynthia Shalom
Seliat Adebowale
Georgina Ibeh
Debbie Shokoya
Khadijah Ayoade

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW HUNK
Abiodun Adebanjo
Adeyemi Adeyemo
Yinka Salau
Nosa Rex
Somto Cody
Ayo Olaiya
Bryan Emmanuel
Chucks Chyke
Peters Ijagbemi
ABK Joseph Momodu

BREAK-OUT ACT, 2019 (MOVIE)
Oreoluwa Sobowale
Chimezie Imo
Tomiwa Tegbe
Arinola Odubela
Crystal Okoye
Ruby Chinanza Akubueze
Ogbebor Martini
Maryann Eboh
Purfcie Conna
Akeem Adeyemi

SHOW PROMOTER
Lanre Typical
PM Events
Obie the Promoter
Ossy Acheivas Ent.
BillyQue
Alex Ozone
Kogbagidi
Tai the Promoter

ENTERTAINMENT INVESTOR
CEO Energy Records
CEO IDOL Records
CEO Dr. Dolor Entertainment
CEO Blow Nation Records
SKY P Chairman, Fast Life Records
CEO, PMoney Records
CEO, Aleluyah Boyz Ent
CEO, GMG Records

RED CARPET HOST
Adegboyega Jadesola
EnnyBerry
Amanda Dara Afolabi
Angela Value
MO’Sogunle
Black Ogechi
Lilian Patrick

AFRICAN ACT 2019
Harmonize
Patoranking
Burna Boy
Davido
Medikal
Wizkid
Shatta Wale

• BRANDS CATEGORY

YOUTH FRIENDLY QSR BRAND
Pizza Hut
Dominos Pizza
Kentucky Fried Chicken
The Place
Tasty Fried Chicken
Debonairs Pizza
Chicken Republic
Tantalizers

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
Pepsi
Fanta
Chivita
Maltina
5Alive Pulpy
Bigi
Coca Cola
Amstel Malta

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (ALCOHOLIC)
Martell
Tiger Beer
Jameson
Budweiser
Hennessy
BEST
Smirnoff Ice
Heineken
Star Lager

YOUTH FRIENDLY BANK
Guaranty Trust Bank
First City Monument Bank
Access Bank
First Bank of Nigeria
Fidelity Bank
Wema Bank
United Bank of Africa

YOUTH ORIENTED ACTIVATION
Aspire by Zenith
Ajegunle to the World
Lynkup with Jameson
Hennesy Artistry
Big Brother Naija
BudX
GTB Food and Drink
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum

• FASHON CATEGORY

MALE FASHION BRAND 2019
Rick Dusi
J Reason
24 Apparel
TLR Couture
LAMAS Clothing
Possible Designer Stitches
JB Agoro
Apex Clothing
DEF Couture
JAHDA

FEMALE FASHION BRAND 2019
Ara Fashion Planet
Hesey Designs
Bella Regina Luxury
YuteeRone
RhonkeFella
ZEE Stitches
Teez Luxury Design
Oeuvre Designs
Tolumi Fashion People

URBAN CLOTHING BRAND
Utibe Lifestyle
StillBroke Clothing
Urban Nativity
Raccoon Apparel
Onpoint Clothings
D.B Clothings
Bciti Clothing
Jeff Urban Clothing

FOOTWEAR BRAND
Bounty Collections
Aristocrats
Threads & Feet
Mow Apparels
Threads & Feet
Kokose Footwear
De Grandeur
Helenz Footwear
YNorth
PerryMCQueen
Itele FootWears

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES BRAND
Tobat Marble
Cee by RIRI
House of Drip
BDKween
Elesho Jewelry
Wow Accesories
Tavin Beads
Mandilax
E4 Luxury
GeeBalo

FASHION BRAND (N. B. T)
Kharis Kreations
Apparel by BOD
Monalisa Stephens
Taricoco RTW
Reo Stitches
Curve Couture
SoftTouch Couture
Young Tailor’s Signature
Nines by Lateefah
Nana Classique

FASHION STYLIST
Tunde WearItAll
KieKie
Sexy Steel
SwankkyJerry
Style Infidel
LaPearl NYC
Orange Culture
Jekwu the Stylist
DeAngelistic Touch

FASHION STYLIST (N. B. T)
Styled by REUS
House of Vesta
Eichie Moses
Shaun Stylist
Styled by Seun
AOC the Stylist
Ify Ogodor
Ceecee Fleek
Ellax Styling

BRAND INFLUENCER (Fashion, Style & Beauty)
Denola Grey
Christiana Kayode
Yomi Phillips
The Rhonkefella
CY 4 Luv
Queen Burlla
Tiana Alfred
Nkechi Blessing
Fanti Gabriel
Seyi Taylor

FASHION-PRENEUR (RETAILER)
FH Luxury
Bags, Footwears & More
Funktionals
House of Phills
Indulgence Fashion
M & S Fashion
Yinx Bottega
Xeinnys Closest
BPH Luxury
Wear It All

FASHION-PRENEUR (DESIGNER)
Veras Couture
MK Designs
Signatures by Adura
Wodi Benuah
Davey Shapes
Crantz Couture
HennyKarz Designs
Ogodor Designs
Jordan Smith
Clean Stitches

ONLINE FASHION STORE
Emjeey Boutique
Kayz Exquisite
Juliet Clothier
Brands Diary
Keisha Wesley Collections
Sterry’s Collections
Excel Clothings
Berbiedoll Thrift Store
Amour Clothings
Kemzy Collections

MOST STYLISH, MALE
Tunde Wear It All
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Yomi Makun
Denola Grey
Shinaayomi Daniel
Sexy Steel
Yomi Phillips
Ikuomola Juwonlo

MOST STYLISH, FEMALE
Selorm Galley Fiawoo
Chioma Ngwolo
Medlin CEO
Adedoyin Creamyaduke
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Naya Egwuatu
Oyindamola Olatunde
Linda Isika
Nina Ezelibe

MAKE UP BRAND
Gambini Faces
Crystal Looks
Tints Makeup
OteniAra
LBV Makeovers
Keenah Makeovers
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Ruby Zain Beauty
OMT MakeOvers

MAKE UP BRAND (N. B. T)
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Reenmas Makeover
Makeovers by OMOH
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Makeup by NET
Ewatomii Makeover

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Toke Alasoara
Asooke Place
Jenrewa Asooke
Asooke by DeeRoyal
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FABRIC PURVEYOR
Alfatia Fabrics
Morkal Fabrics
Dainty Fabrics
Walex Fabrics
Bunnies Fabrics
My Exotic Wedding
Laviva Fabrics
Ona Fabrics
Mobola Fabrics

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Niyots Luxury Fabrics
Tomi Fabrics
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Arewa Artistry
Fabrics by Tiwabola
Bonike Fabrics

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Hairssence
Ayinke Oge
Hair by Salvador
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Hair by Sleame
Hairess World
Sean Beauty Place
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Cassie Hair
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Every-New-Movie-and-TV-Show-Coming-to-Netflix-in-September

If you don’t have a long list of binge-worthy shows, do not use the sacred invitation Let’s ‘Netflix and Chill’.

You can thank me later for the heads up. Below, you’ll find every new movie, TV show, documentary, and Netflix Original available to stream this September; so make sure you begin updating “My List” on your app.

For TV, catch up on American Horror Story: Apocalypse and new shows like Unbelievable and The Politician. Or, get your tissues ready, because tear-jerkers like The Lake House and Eat Pray Love will appear on a Netflix. If you’re craving something more thrilling, plug in American Psycho or The Lord of the Rings. And of course, you can always count on classics like Superbad to keep you laughing throughout the rest of the month.

SEPTEMBER 1:

  • 300
  • 68 Kill
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • Dante’s Peak
  • Elena
  • For the Birds
  • Igor
  • Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures: Season 1
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6
  • Moving Art: Season 3
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • Mystic River
  • Olmo & the Seagull
  • Open Season
  • Rebel in the Rye
  • Scream: Season 3
  • Serial Killer with Piers Morgan: Season 1
  • Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • Stripes
  • Superbad
  • The Lake House
  • The Last Exorcism
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Saint
  • The Taking of Pelham 123
  • The Walking Dead: Season 9
  • Uncle Naji in UAE
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

SEPTEMBER 4:

  • The World We Make

SEPTEMBER 6:

  • Archibald’s Next Big Thing (Netflix Family)
  • Article 15
  • Elite: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • The Spy (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 9:

  • Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure

SEPTEMBER 10:

  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (Netflix Original)
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Evelyn (Netflix Original)
  • Shameless (U.S.): Shameless: Season 9
  • TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020 (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 12:

  • The I-Land (Netflix Original)
  • The Mind, Explained (Netflix Original)
  • Turbo

SEPTEMBER 13:

  • The Chef Show: Volume 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Head Count
  • Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (Netflix Original)
  • I’m Sorry: Season 2
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (Netflix Original)
  • The Ranch: Part 7 (Netflix Original)
  • Tall Girl (Netflix Film)
  • Unbelievable (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 14:

  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

SEPTEMBER 15:

  • Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (Netflix Original)
  • Steal a Pencil for Me
  • Surviving R. Kelly: Season 1

SEPTEMBER 17:

  • Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
  • The Last Kids on Earth (Netflix Family)

SEPTEMBER 18:

  • Come and Find Me

SEPTEMBER 19:

  • Océans

SEPTEMBER 20:

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie (Netflix Film)
  • Criminal (Netflix Original)
  • Daddy Issues
  • Disenchantment: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Fastest Car: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (Netflix Documentary)
  • Las del hockey (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 21:

  • Sarah’s Key

SEPTEMBER 23:

  • Team Kaylie (Netflix Family)

SEPTEMBER 24:

  • American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  • Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 25:

  • Abstract: The Art of Design: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Birders (Netflix Original)
  • El recluso (Netflix Original)
  • Furie
  • Glitch: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 26:

  • Explained: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • The Grandmaster

SEPTEMBER 27:

  • Bard of Blood (Netflix Original)
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders (Netflix Family)
  • El marginal: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • In the Shadow of the Moon (Netflix Film)
  • Locked Up: Season 4
  • The Politician (Netflix Original)
  • Skylines (Netflix Original)
  • Sturgill Simpson Present Sound & Fury (Netflix Anime)
  • Vis a vis: Season 4 (Netflix Original)

SEPTEMBER 30:

  • Gotham: Season 5
  • Mo Gilligan: Momentum (Netflix Original)
paul-okoye-says-the-nigeria-police-are-a-bunch-of-illiterates

Paul Okoye says the Nigeria Police Force consist of a bunch illiterate fools.

The music star and former member of the defunct group ‘Psquare‘ made this known via his Instagram page on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. According to him, the Nigeria Police Force is bringing a lot of shame to the country while a lot of citizens are trying to make the country proud.

“While musicians and sportsmen and women and young entrepreneurs are making the country proud all over the world, Nigeria police are busy disgracing us. Bunch of illiterate fools, “ he wrote.

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dating-a-stingy-man-is-like-a-disease-stay-away-toke-makinwa

Toke Makinwa has warned her female followers to stay away from miserly people who find it difficult to spend on themselves and on others.

The media personality, in a new video, explained how exhausting it is dating a stingy person. She also condemned men who, when they go on dates, scrutinize the bill and keep complaining about the cost.

Sharing the video, she wrote:

I am sooooo fine ????? okkkkkk let’s focus shall we??? It is Wednesday and my crazy side is here. Let’s talk about those miserly people. I call it “scarcity mentality”. They hate to spend on themselves talk-less of spending on other people. Dating a miser is so exhausting, even if you work hard, you will always be excessive even for the basic things of life to them. They will always find a way to make you look wasteful or feel bad for wanting more out of life. ?????. Stay away from people who suffer from “scarcity mentality” for your own peace of mind or you’ll defend why your kids should go to good schools, why you want more out of life, you’ll always explain yourself forever.

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I am sooooo fine 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 okkkkkk let’s focus shall we??? It is Wednesday and my crazy side is here. Let’s talk about those miserly people. I call it “scarcity mentality”. They hate to spend on themselves talk-less of spending on other people. Dating a miser is so exhausting, even if you work hard, you will always be excessive even for the basic things of life to them. They will always find a way to make you look wasteful or feel bad for wanting more out of life. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Stay away from people who suffer from “scarcity mentality” for your own peace of mind or you’ll defend why your kids should go to good schools, why you want more out of life, you’ll always explain yourself forever 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Watch, like, discuss (I’m all up in the comments) and pls subscribe too. Link to YouTube in my bio. #Vlogwednesday #TMtalks

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Apart from being one of the most celebrated media personalities in the country, Toke Makinwa can be said to be one of those unofficial relationship experts who always has a thing or two to say about dating.

Davido Reacts To Report That He’s On The List Of Top Tax Defaulters In Nigeria

The Federal Inland Service (FIRS) on Monday August 19, published a list of 19,901 individuals and organisations, who default on tax payment in Nigeria.

wners of the 19,901 accounts including Obasanjo Farms Nig. Ltd (Feedmill); Iyiola Omisore & Par; Citiroof Aluminium Co. Ltd; Coldstone Creamery Limited (Yaba); Davido Music Worldwide Ltd; and others were given 29 days to pay their taxes or see it get deducted from their bank accounts.

Reacting to the news, Davido took to Twitter to simply say, ‘Lol I’m on my cash shit’

😂

Lol I’m on my cash shit  https://t.co/6Ma4CchO9v

— Davido (@iam_Davido) August 21, 2019

Music Solves Depression By Ibitoye Olakunle Jokunle

Dealing with Depression through Music By Ibitoye Olakunle (Jokunle)

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” 1 Samuel 16;23

It ain’t me by Kygo and Selena Gomez happens to be one of my favourite songs of all time, same with Numb/Encore by Jay Z and Linkin Park as well as Cheap Thrills and Elastic heart by Sia. These songs have guided me through some pretty rough and difficult patches of my life and I am very sure I am not alone on this. 

Music is life, good music is healthy food for the spirit, soul and brain. Music speaks a universal language not limited by language, religion or ethnicity. Music is all encompassing, able to bring out and express feelings deep within one’s soul. Music brings out your feelings – joys, sorrows and pain into reality. Sometimes you find yourself in the words, sometimes in the beats and sometimes in the rhythms only you can make sense of. 

The reality of the twenty-first century leaves one in a constant state of depression. While there are people with more than enough, there is triple that number with barely enough to survive on.

The pressure society puts on young people in itself to attain certain things within a very short period of time irrespective of the cost(s) leaves a very depressed generation – most are too ashamed to even talk about it and die in silence. 

The high rate of depression in the twenty-first century world is evident in the growing rate of suicides, the content we put on social media and the increase in the abuse of drugs and substances mostly by young people. 

In today’s world, music has become a vehicle in countering depression and changing lives. Religion wise, music is a tool of healing, worship and evangelism. Most times you get to find your inner vibes with really good music. 

If you’re going through a good or a bad day, there’s a song for you – getting out of that mood may depend on some happy music and good vibes and voilà you’re back on your feet. Asides from urban radio stations, downloading music apps like Apple Music and Deezers can let you select and listen to music that suits your mood and tastes.