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Monday, October 22, 2018

CHECK OUT ALL THE WINNERS AND THE RAZZMATAZZ OF THE AMAA 2018 AS IT HELD IN KIGALI, RWANDA

Rita Dominic 

Nse 

Josyln Dumas & Lydia Forson

Josyln Dumas 

Kunle Afolayan 


It was the 14th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards aka AMAA. It is the only movie award in Africa that's giving the AMVCA, a run for their money and it held yesterday, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.

From all indications it was a beautiful occasion and a great gathering. With those involved in the make believe business from across Africa attending. As was expected, those who attended were dressed to the nines.
Winners at the sixth edition of the annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards are below.

Nigeria's RMD, Gideon Okeke, Dakore Akande, Joke Jacobs and Isoken carts home awards.

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2018 award for Best Short Film
Winner– Tikitat Soulima (Morocco)

JUBRIL MAILAFIA AMAA 2018 Award for Best Animation
Winner – Belly Flop (South Africa)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Documentary
Winner – Uncertain Future (Burundi)

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film in an African Language
Winner – Five Fingers For Marseilles (South Africa)

AMAA 2018- AYIAM OSIGWE FOUNDATION Award for Best Nigerian Film
Winner – Isoken

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film by an African living abroad
Winner – ‪Alexandra (Nigeria/USA‬)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Short
Winner – Torments of Love (Guadeloupe)‬

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary
Winner – ‪Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados)‬

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Diaspora Narrative Feature
Winner – Angelica (Puerto Rico)‬

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Production Design
Winner – Five Fingers For Marseille‬s

AMAA 2018 Achievement in Costume Design
Winner – Isoken

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Make-up
Winner – Icheke Oku

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Visual Effect
Winner – ‪ Lucky Specials‬

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Sound
Winner – Hotel Called Memory

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Cinematography
Winner  – ‪Five Fingers For Marseille‬s

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Editing
Winner  – Hotel Called Memory

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor
Winner – ‪Amine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)‬

TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2018 Award for Best Comedy
Winner – ‪Banana Island Ghost

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner – ‪Gideon Okeke (Cross Roads‬)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner – Joke Silva (Potato Potahto)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner – ‪Richard Mofe Damijo (Cross Roads‬)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Winner – ‪Dakore Egbuson – (Isoken)

AMAA 2018 Award for the Best First Feature Film by a Director
Winner – ‪Michael Matthews (Five Fingers For Marseille)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Director
Winner – ‪Frank Rajah Arase (In My Country)

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film
Winner – Five Fingers For Marseilles

AMAA 2018 Award for Achievement in Screenplay
Winner – Hakkunde

More after the break.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

HEY HEY PEOPLE! PAUSE PLEASE, THE NEW YEYELUWA OF IFE NEVER WALKED ON BLOOD!!!









We can bet very well that one of the most read about couple on the internet as it concerns Nigeria in the last couple of days are the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II and his new wife, the super gorgeous 25 year old former prophetess/Evangelist  Yeyeluwa, Olori Shilekunola Naomi Moronke Ogunwusi.

People had been very interested to know who the most reverred African king from Nigeria would marry and speculations had been rife, with many eligible ladies connected with him, jostling to fill the post and take the heart of the King. So when on Thursday, October 18, 2018 when it was announced that he had gotten married and to a delightsome beauty, young maiden at that, it was elation galore from many quarters.

Especially from those quarters who had felt that a king was not complete as a bachelor.

All was very well and nice until a particular picture came out, where in performing the necessary marriage rites that tradition and culture dictated must be done, the new wife was seen walking barefoot on a red liquid that some had assumed, while others suspected or speculated was blood.

Just because of that picture alone, much hoopla was raised! People immediately came to the conclusion that it was a devilish rite that was performed in the open. Many didn't actually even give the lady and the Palace a benefit of the doubt. They just concluded and many even had to voice out, exclaiming loudly and asking why a so called Prophetess/Evangelist of God, could change so suddenly and could be seen engaging in such absurd tradition, which they had proclaimed was totally against the Christian tenets. There was a particular statement that went thus, "how can light and darkness mix"? By that, their idea is that how can Christianity (which the Prophetess was supposedly representing or had represented) mix so effortlessly with traditional religion (which they termed darkness) of which they claim the Ooni is a strong  proponent.

But after investigating we can actually tell you now and matter of factly so too, that what the Olori (queen) actually walked on, stepped on was none other than "Oosun".. Oosun???? Yes Oosun, a red dye that is gotten from Camwood!!!

Camwood's actual scientific name is "Baphia Nitida" which is also called African Sandalwood. It is this Camwood from which the red dye is gotten and it's earliest discovery was from West Africa.

This red dye like that used for native tattoo is used very much by the Yoruba race, in their tradition and culture for beauty enhancement. It is actually a part of the marriage ceremony. While the 'laili' is used by the Northerners as a form of traditional beauty enhancer, so also the 'Oosun' in Yoruba land. Not only is it just a beauty enhancer though, it is also symbolic as it says somewhat that the home that the wife is entering would be cool and beautiful and majorly fruitful.

It must be understood very very well and must not be discountenanced at all, that the Oonirisa and by extension is wife, are both now custodians of the Yoruba race, so they are exponents of the traditions and the culture of their people. So they must by right always showcase the beauty and excellence of the Yoruba race, culture and tradition. So the rites must be done accordingly and properly as it should be.

Maybe the problem with the misinterpretation by a majority of the people is lack of proper knowledge and communication. What was been showcased was just a little part of the very rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba race and it was nothing fetish at all. That's even if other fetish things are or were done.

We believe that if it were something fetish, the Palace would have had the wisdom not to or never to allow such a gory picture go public or wouldn't have allowed such for public consumption at all, as it would be misconstrued!

For the avoidance of doubt and for proper communication, there has always been a common saying of the Yoruba's which goes thus-- "Iyawo elese Oosun", which can be loosely translated to mean "the maiden/wife/bethroted with the very beautiful feet". So if you have understood what Oosun actually refers to or represents, that it is just a very symbolic deep Yoruba way of ushering a good pair of female feet into a new household (her husband's home).

If the Oosun or Osun as some would call and spell it is actually blood or fetish, then everyone who has ever used blacksoap before have also one way or the other too performed some rituals too then!!!! 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

AND YET MORE ABOUT THE NEWLY MARRIED YEYELUWA OF IFE, OLORI SHILEKUNOLA NAOMI MORONKE OGUNWUSI

Her Royal Majesty, Yeyeluwa of Ife, Olori Silekunola Naomi MORONKE Ogunwusi https://maestromedia.blogspot.com/2018/10/exclusive-pictures-from-ooni-and-wifes.html?m=0

His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oodua, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II 

Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi 


FACT FILE--
The whole world has been agog since the news broke about the Yeyeluwa's marriage to His Imperial Majesty, the Oonirisa Adimula of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.

Until this union was sealed, little was known about the Prophetess and Evangelist previously, who was the Head of her own Ministry known as the EN-Heralds Ministry, which is an interdenominal ministry, a very popular one at that in Akure, Ondo State.

She began her public ministry call at the your age of 18, but became a full time Evangelist at 21, October 19, 2011 t I be more precise, so yesterday Friday, October 19, 2018 would have been her 7th year of call to bar or should we say call to the service of God.

Olori Silekunonla Naomi Moronke Oluwaseyi now Ogunwusi was born April 15, 1993 so she's 25 years old going 26 now.

She apparently not totally confirmed though, left AAUA, that's Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Akure, Ondo State at 100 level, that's in her first year to pursue her call.

She has about 6 other siblings. It's very likely that now that she is married and her sphere of jurisdiction has changed, most likely that her mom Pastor Funmilayo Grace Oluwaseyi would take over the running of her thriving ministry, since she can't continue to run it by herself anymore, especially now that she has become a full-fledged, partner custodian of the Yoruba tradition and culture around the world. What that actually means is that she cannot be combining the dictates of traditional religion, with Christianity!!!

Although again, with the Ooni's assertion that all the religions, most especially that Christianity and Islam came from the Yoruba Traditional religion, maybe a combination, some sort of merging something of the 'chrislamherb' package, can be worked out!

According to the yet to be confirmed gist, Kabiyesi the Ooni of Ife actually met his now Olori only 9 months ago in February of 2018 to be more precise. It is said that the meeting point was in Ife, at the Ife resort developed by his imperial majesty.

Apparently, there had been a programme sort of, put together by the ministry of the renowned Iya Adura, Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, the founder of the UK based C & S, Love of Christ Generation Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the UK.

Rev. Mother Ajayi is a noted preacher of love across board, who wants the unity of all the white garment churches all over the world. She is a noted philanthropist also.

If what we hear is to be believed, then Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi might actually have introduced the Olori to the Arole Oodua, the Oonirisa Adimula, a his Imperial Majesty at the Ife resort programme and the rest, like they say is now history.

May nature most graciously, bless this union most abundantly with all types of blessings that's possible. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES FROM THE OONI AND WIFE'S MARRIAGE CEREMONY. A MAESTRO'S MEDIA SUPER EXCLUSIVE.

H.I.M, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II and Yeyeluwa SHILEKUNOLA MORONKE Ogunwusi 



Like we already said in our earlier report, it was a low key occasion that took place in Akure, Ondo State. To be more precise the classy traditional ceremony held at Ijapo Estate Akure yesterday, Thursday, October 18, 2018. Kabiyesi was not in attendance at the ceremony though, after the ceremony was when the queen was brought to Ife. The Ogunwusi family attended the wedding on the King's behalf.

The family was lead to Akure by the King's father, Prince John Oluropo Ogunwusi. And his wife, Olori Agba, Margaret Ogunwusi.
Also in attendance were:
Prince Adegboyega Ogunwusi, Prince Adetunji Ogunwusi, Prince & Princess Jide & Folashade Fadairo, Princess Adesola Ogunwusi, Princess & Mr. Seye & Foluso Kolawole, Princess Adebimpe Ogunwusi & Mr. Bolaji Jimoh, Princess Bunmi Ogunwusi, Princess Adebambo Ogunwusi, Princess Doja Ogunwusi.

The new Yeyeluwa of Ile Ife was brought to Ife at 10pm, last night to begin her new life as the Olori (Queen).

With this done now, it practically silences all the speculations that had surrounded his imperial majesty all of this months. All of those connections that were speculated before have now been finally thrown into the dustbin of history!

There's in fact a school of thought that believes that some of those connects that were speculated and that gained traction in the media might have been stylishly sponsored by those women mentioned just to see if they could stylishly drift in or so that thgey could slide in stylishly into Kabiyesi's DM.

Kudos to the Kabiyesi. Now that the little distractions are over, it's now time to completely focus on advancing the glory of the Yoruba race around the world and the preaching of the message of love, that his imperial majesty has picked as a major focus that needs undivided attention.

Congratulations to Ife's New daughter and wife of the King! We are waiting to celebrate the twins, with much pomp!!!! She was born on April 15, 1993, so she's 25 years old.

More pictures after the break.


Ooooo WOW SO THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER, AS OONI PICKS NEW BRIDE. HIS WIFE EVANGELIST/PROPHETESS SHILEKUNOLA NAOMI MORONKE NOW OLORI OGUNWUSI!





The palace has somewhat come out to confirm that a new wife for the king has been found. Judging by the message from the OONI'S IG handle, we can now tell you categorically that the Ooni of Ife, or better still the Oonirisa Adimula of Ife, Africa's number one and most reverred king, the son of Oduduwa himself, the chief spokesperson for the Yoruba race, his imperial majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has finally again, found his long lost missing rib.

The new wife is a stunning beauty from Akure in Ondo State and she is a prophetess and her name is the former Miss Prophetess/Evangelist Shilekunola Naomi Moronke Oluwaseyi of the En-Herald Ministry, who is 25 years old. The gorgeous lady of 'God', had a major program in December of 2017 in Akure, Ondo State, tagged 'Hosanna Night', it was the 1st of it's kind program in that city. See the YouTube video above.

This marriage, which was officially stamped yesterday, is the 3rd missionary journey for his revered majesty. Both his earlier marriages ended in divorces and the prayers from all and sundry is that this would be a far more successful journey than the earlier 2. His first was to Olori Adebukola, which was at a early age and which didn't yield any issues till it scattered, and the last which was to Olori Wuraola Otiti from the Benin kingdom in Edo state lasted only for several months, before the centre couldn't hold again and both had to go there separate ways, that one also didn't yield any fruit too.

This time around, it seems like the oracle took its time to search and pick the right personality to be the queen (Olori) of Ife better still Ile-Ife. The beloved new wife of Oba Ogunwusi is a young lady at only 25 years old  It is the fervent prayer of all and sundry that this particular oracle's choice this time around would be the very best.

We can tell you categorically and authoritatively that it was a low key traditional marriage ceremony yesterday, Thursday  October 18, 2018 with only very close family members on both sides in attendance. Moronke's parents and siblings were part of it all and she even arrived the palace about 10 yesterday. We can also tell you authoritatively, that yesterday's ceremony is just it, no big wedding ceremony is coming up anywhere again, except maybe some kind of reception though, if people go to visit the Kabiyesi.

With this union, this marriage is the amalgamation (merging) of the traditional religion (isese) of the king, who is a father of all religion and the Christian faith of his new wife. We pray that the blessings of God would pour upon the newly married and make this a very fruitful one. We are in fact already awaiting in the next few months, the twins that would be the first fruits of Naomi and the 2nd fruit of Kabiyesi but wouid now be his 3kids. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

THE TRUE HAPPENINGS The Untold Story of Sholaye’s Past Relationship


In recent social media times where the truth is often distorted, there comes a time when it is necessary for the truth to be told plainly with strong facts and recorded happenings.

In the frenzy of Sholaye and his involvements, an innocent woman’s name has been brought up occasionally and today we state the facts of what happened between Sholaye and Serial Entrepreneur Alali Hart.

Yes, it is true that the two dated openly for three years and they were actually engaged! However, marriage was not in the horizon for Alali Hart due to some very serious reasons.

Here are the facts:

Alali Hart broke up with Sholaye on Christmas Day in 2015 due to his abusive and aggressive behavior which had continued to spiral out of control in the three years that they were together.
Episode after Episode, Sholaye would apologize, profess his love and still continue this irrational behavior. In 2015, Alali Hart had had enough as it became clear to her that Sholaye’s behavior was getting more and more aggressive and violent and he had refused to seek the necessary help to correct his behaviors.  She walked out of the toxic and abusive relationship to rebuild her personal life and to continue to focus on her ever-thriving business.

During Alali’s mother’s burial, Sholaye’s name had appeared as an “in-law” in the burial program. However, that was not created by Alali. It was put together by an overzealous family member trying to make peace between the couple.

Alali’s relationship with Sholaye ended three years ago and she has nothing to do with him and has completely moved on. If you know Alali well, then you understand that she is a very busy woman creating businesses in the beauty industry in Nigeria.

When we tried to reach her for any further comments on our findings, she simply said, “I have nothing negative to say about anyone, I wish everyone the best.

Things work its way out in the end.”

Monday, October 15, 2018

BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO SHOUTS FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP- I HAVE NEVER BELONGED TO ANY POLITICAL PARTY & I WOULD NEVER BELONG TO ANY!!!

Bishop Dr David Oyedepo

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Bishop David OYEDEPO, Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo & Uche Secondus

The leader and founder of Living Faith Ministries aka Winners Chapel has thought to respond thus in the aftermath of his recent visit to Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo's house in company of the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON with others just last week.

The visit had generated much hoopla, with many wondering why someone who should normally be a father of all, was seemingly siding (taking sides) with one. But the super wealthy, highly revered and respected man of God at his church on Sunday had thought to respond so as to disabuse the people's minds as per the premise of his visit.

Firstly he came out vehemently to say that, his visit was more as a mediator. And also that he has never belonged to any political party and would never ever join any. He also he said categorically without mincing a word that, he has never received a dime, a kobo before from any politician or party.

Hear the man of God, who once said it was an insult for any to have rated that he was worth a mere $150 million dollars--

“Never be left in any doubt, I have never belonged to any political party and I will never belong to any. There is no political party where members of Winners are not. Our goal is to secure the future of Nigeria,” he said.

“I am called a peacemaker and I have done that at all levels in this country. I am anointed to be a mediator because the price of peace is cheaper than the cost of war. That is my involvement. I was invited and I don’t go anywhere I’m not called.”

His outspokeness and seeming support for others is said to have stemmed from the fact that he believes President Muhammadu Buhari, handled the killings of some Nigerians with silliness. To him the recent killings in Plateau State was "an assault on moral standing of the nation".

The he went on further to state that--

“The spirit of faith is a daring spirit. You can see what is happening in this country today, it takes men and women of the spirit of faith to stop the devil. Wickedness won’t give up without vengeance; you can’t be killing people and pretend that you don’t know. Nobody is qualified to lead by morality without a feeling for people’s lives,”

“The day of killer agents has come to an end; anybody who has pity on killers is a killer. God is angry with the wicked every day. The recent holocaust in Plateau state is an assault on the moral standing of a nation.

“If you must kill to rule, you won’t rule. Anybody who must kill to access power, God will deal with them, either local or state government.

“Don’t mind any devil; I have never taken a dime from any candidate in my life. We have never given bribe to anybody in this ministry. I have been very close to the corridors of power, but I have never collected a dime from any of them.

“Anybody who partners with killers, whatever happen to killers will happen to them. There will be no war in Nigeria, but those who want it will go for it.”

THE YORUBA TRADITION BIRTHED ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY--SAYS HIS H. I. M, OBA ADEYEYE ENITAN BABATUNDE OGUNWUSI, OJAJA II, THE OONI OF IFE





The highly revered Oonirisa, Adimula of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II apparently gave this very eye-opening, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring interview to the Yoruba arm of the BBC very recently.

As a custodian of tradition and one who should have insight to many deep things, he showed a glimpse of his vast knowledge, wisdom and understanding in this rather short part of what we believe is a much longer, very insightful interview. The interview itself was conducted in Yoruba, but we have interpreted and transcribed it in English.

Here the 'Kabiyesi' (one that cannot be questioned).

"It is in the tradition of the Yoruba race that religion came out from. The Moslem (Muslim) religion came out from us, the Christian religion also came from it too.

Ogun-Osoosii, started the house of worship; that's talking about the house of worship as we call it today.

"Ogun-Osoosii" is the Head/the overseer of Ogun-Osoosii in the house of worship at "Osoosi". This is what later became 'catechism', that became 'Catholic' now.

Where the whole world go to in "Mecca", where they go to pray and worship is called house of prayer (Ile adura), House of prayer is house of Oodua.

It's Oodua that's also called Adura (prayer). Oodua owns it. One of those that works (worked) for him is called prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and all other prophet's, until Prophet Mohammed (SAW) now came there.

Oodua owned the place, that's the house of worship. He was the 1st to climb the Mount of Arafat. He had climbed the mount to go pray to the God (olodumare). That's why till tomorrow the Moslem still keeps the tradition of climbing the Arafat.

The Christians or those of the Christian religion too climbs the mountain too.

It is the ancient tradition of the Yoruba race that began it all, we birthed (gave birth to) religion (worship), but a lot of people don't have that understanding/knowledge, they have forgotten this, neglected it, pushed it aside.

Olodumare (the one that brings/binds together and rewards accordingly), meaning God Almighty, would allow us to come to the understanding and knowledge".

Ugo Egbujo writes That resume is full of fluff. A good dog is a dog. There is no need to name it Tiger.

Peter Obi

Peter Obi read philosophy . He was an average student. He established an "importer & exporter" business- NEXT Ltd. And made money importing foods and beverages. His shops were in the market.

We need to have the correct picture.

With a pocket full of money he flew into Anambra politics. He ran on the back of Ojukwu. And won Anambra governorship. He performed better than many other governors. He is eminently qualified to be president. That is the kernel .

Every other thing is fluff

"He is not an intellectual. I have never read anything written by him. He is not a financial expert. He is not a banker. He is not an economist". 

But he is a successful businessman and was a good governor. There was simply no need to concoct a superfluous resume. He is good enough.

But why the fluff?

"He can't claim to have graduated from Cambridge and Oxford and Harvard . And there was no need to include 3 day certificate courses taken in those universities in a serious CV". 

Obi is good. He doesnt need to be dressed in borrowed robes and false lashes. It's unlikely he authored that resume. But since Gbenga Daniel peddled it, we must presume Obi approved it.

It was filled with chaff.

"All you need to be on the boards of all the banks in Nigeria is money. All those non executive director positions mean nothing. A rich imbecile can be the chairman of a bank. He won't learn anything thereafter 10 years". 

Obi is not lightweight. But that resume portrays a man who lacks sophistication. Or who wants to beguile an impressionable public.

"We know he is humble. But humble people don't pad resumes. Obi shouldn't be seen competing with Dino Melaye who claims eight degrees from all the prestigious universities in the world".

I would have let it pass. Because Obi is a good man. "But I have seen many people read that CV and leave their mouths agape. I had to help them make sense of the new wonder boy's resume" .

Sunday, October 14, 2018

HEY DAKORE DEAR! TRUTH BE TOLD. 40 LOOKS GOOD ON YOU!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!







First of, let's tell you all categorically that Dakore Egbuson-Akande is beautiful inside and outside. And we say that with all sense of responsibility. We are not mincing words either too. And she's also a consummate professional to the core too.

On this occasion of her big 4-0, being born on October 14, 1978 we would have loved to wax exceptionally lyrical by spewing out much epistles, but we have found out that the truth doesn't need colouration at all and doesn't have to be so long and so much. Punchlines, can equally easily do the job and carry the intended weight of delivery too.

Facially and body-wise, this wife and mother, sister and aunty, child of, cousin to, niece of, friend to is as beautiful as they come, in fact what greatly adds to her own beauty is her good, gracious and very caring heart. She is a human-being in the proper sense of it, humane to the core. We have known her now for more than a decade. And we believe that length of time is enough to know someone very well to a certain deep extent and to be able to at least testify of their character. Character like it is said is like smoke, you can't hide it. Dakore is a good person!

She is also a dynamite of a talent. Many might not know that apart from acting, she was first and foremost a singer and she's equally very good at it too, just like she's is awesome as a role interpreter. So we can tag her very well without the fear of contradiction, as a thespian per excellence. It was through her that we met her hunk of a husband and we are always delighted to see both of them together at occasions as they fit so perfectly.  Dude himself is also a good, pleasant person. When nature sees how you are, we believe it allows the right things and people to come your way. This 2 are more like one person in 2.

On this your 40th birthday, the 40th year of your existence, that 40th major step in your journey on this realm, we wish you more happiness, peace on all sides, outpouring of immeasurable love. May this birthday be the beginning of the rest of your life. May your glow forever and that glow and love continually embrace and envelope all around you and all that you encounter. May you leave indelible prints upon the sands of time. Long may you live.

Happy 40th birthday. 

A STRONG MAN'S UNPALATABLE DILEMMA. A SEASONAL MADNESS & THE CRAZY SOLUTION TO IT. STRANGER THAN FICTION!!!!



GIST Cafe. STRANGER THAN FICTION 2.

It's the type of story that you can only hear about on that popular radio or is it also on local TV titled Nkan'be meaning -Strange Happenings or Strange occurrences. So this story is actually stranger than fiction!!!! But it is actually true!!!

The types of things people would do, the length that some people would go. How far down some people are willing walk, all just in order to have wealth (riches), influence and power, just so they would be celebrated or be popular or for recognition at all cost for a period of time, is totally unbelievable!!! For many nothing whatsoever and we mean absolutely nothing, is off limit. And like the Yorubas would say "Whatever it would take, is what we would give it", even if they have to go to the  very extreme, engaging in the dark arts, going into extreme diabolism. Mennnn!!!!!

This our dude is not a small boy by any means. He is very well known, especially all over the country for that matter, reason been that he is very loud. He likes to believe he is very smart, but some things or decisions he had taken sometime back made him a laughing stock, just for the fun of it though.

He likes to believe he is a leader of his people. Some have greatly complained that his time in charge has not really benefited the people he is supposed to lead. Please don't look at the SW at all in your thought about unraveling this mystery, but it's not like, that such things don't happen there too though.

This particular dude is a 'megalomaniac par excellence', one that is suffering from an overdose of Napoleonic tendencies! To him he is a gift of nature to his people and they must by force recognize it. He even believes that he has a right to the actual throne itself and to that he can never ever get to. So what's the problem with him?

More after the break.

WELCOME TO THE 2018 LAGOS FASHION. THE 6TH IN THE EXCITING SERIES & ONE OF THE BIGGEST SO FAR!!!!









This is the 2018 edition and the  6th installment in the series of the annual outstanding event called the Lagos Fashion. It us tagged the biggest ready to wear exhibition in Nigeria. One of the brand's strongest selling point is its amalgamation of Fashion and Beauty (here we refer to Cosmetics et al). Some of the biggest brands in the cosmetics world and market in the country would be showcasing their wares and services!!!! It is therefore an event that's all-encompassing.

And the prestigious Eko Hotel, Victoria Island has always been the venue. It has grown massively from when it began a few years ago, with more and more designers, those in the ready to wear world and exhibitors participating yearly. This year's event which would be over 3 days, starting from Wednesday October 17 till 19, 2018 is planned to be epic, by all standards.

From the feelers we have gotten, it would be a super exciting and unmissable 3 days of excellent activities. Starting with the star-studded masterclass series, that  would be powered/facilitated by the indefatigable and supremely gorgeous Toyin Lawani, the multifaceted MD/CEO of Tiannah's Place Empire. Toyin is one pretty hardworking lady who owns over 30 plus brands all intertwined and all doing very well. She's a designer, who is a top Stylist, who owns a spa, where nails and hair are done. She also owns her own make-up studio amongst several other businesses she owns. She is an undoubted authority on how to make things work, despite everything staked against making such to happen.

Other personalities that would also be a major part of the 2 days Masterclass are the CEO of Loatsad Media, the persistently hardworking Seyi Tinubu, who is an expert on new media, also set to be there would be top female entertainer and probably the biggest female music act in Nigeria presently, that's talking about the one and only Tiwa Savage, also set to participate would be Sound Sultan, who is probably one of Nigeria's most intelligent act bar none. Also set to attend is one of Africa’s most impressive designers of note from Nigeria, that's talking about Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. Not left out is the CEO/MD of Sayaveth Interiors and Sayaveth Hotels, Ehizogie Ogbebor-Bramor, who has made a mark for herself in the lifestyle business. Also set to attend is one of the biggest event managers in Nigeria, the owner and MD/CEO of Zapphaire Events, that's talking about Funke Bucknor-Obruthe. Others coming too are, top celebrity and CEO of her own lifestyle brand, the very famous and super stylish Caroline Danjuma, life coach extraordinaire and mother of top celebrity - Funke Kuti, in the person of Mrs. Laila St. Matthew Daniel, who is a famous life coach. There's also a young, well to do entrepreneur, who is involved in so many successful enterprises and that's MzWaneka, also set to attend is Plus Size exponent extraordinaire, the fearless Latasha Ngwube. Others are online sensation and younger sister of Linda Ikeji in the person of Laura Ikeji, MD of Hair by Ugo, then also a very creative photographer Happiness Benson, there's also the famous motivational speaker Abisoye Olukoya aka Oyemykke and then last but not the least, the MD of Flawless Faces by Jane.

The star-studded role call was specially put together so as to inspire would be entrepreneurs from all areas and others already engaged in business on how to get their businesses, whatever it is that they do, on the right path to outstanding success.

It is not just about the masterclasses though, the entertainment also would be epic by all standards, over the 3 days,. One of those slated to perform is none other than rising comedian and entertainer, Kenny Blaq and he is just one out of the several planned to entertain too. That role call too is quite impressive too. There would also be 3-days of awesome fashion showcases on the Catwalk by new and old fashion houses from across Nigeria.

While all these events are on going, exhibitors would also be showcasing their wares and services in their stalls for all to see and experience. It is expected and estimated that not less than 5000 to 10000 visitors over the 3 days would visit, to view and buy. So it's a great and good place for good interactions between the buyers and the sellers. And It just doesn't end there!!!! There's the opportunity also to win at least N500,000 (Five hundred Thousand Naira Cash) at the Nail Art Competition. Also at least one of the participants in the Masterclasses, would have the opportunity to cart home 5 million Naira worth of good scholarship for training at the TiannahStyling Academy.

All in all, the Lagos Fashion 2018 would beneficial every one, buyers, sellers, visitors, exhibitors, designers etc immensely.

So come one, come all. 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

WHERE DEM BOYS AT? SEEMS LIKE ALL THOSE SPENDERS HAVE GONE UNDER THE RADAR NOW!!!!



The beginning of the Police and EFCC is most obviously the beginning of wisdom now for all them boys who used to engage very much in "laulau" like they call it all of a few months ago.

It's like the minute the Police and EFCC went on rampage and started going to the clubs, lounges and joints to go arrest all of these young, highly impressionable loud spenders (by the way that's what is referred to as laulau), whose way of life, was to hit the dough (money) and then begin to show it off without a care, driving some of the biggest and latest machines in town, wearing and garbing in some of the best brands that money could afford, going to clubs with some of the most gorgeous and sexily garbed damsels that any can imagine or even lay their eyes on, spending money like drunk sailors, in such ways and manner like money was just about going out of fashion, so it should be spent like a waterfall.

All of the lavish, an extraordinarily vulgar open display of wealth seems to have subsided for a bit now, since the Police and EFCC focused attention on the more popular ones. Now it's more like they all have gone totally under the radar. We can even tell you first hand right now that the night club owners et al are all complaining of low patronage, those silly spending where boys would be competing with each other to see who can spend the most per night at a joint, which the club owners loved seems to have stopped. Imagine a bill of between 9 and 11 million by just one person on just a (1) night of revelry alone!!! So just imagine that on a good night of fun, a club/joint/lounge  could clock between 50 to 100 million Naira at the height of the debauchery and ostentatious display of wealth!!!

What that just says is that in just a weekend alone, a club might make between 50 to 150 million from these uncontrollable revellers and if you do a plus and minus in just a month, that's like carting home between 100 to 500 million a month. So the club owners were just smiling home to the banks anyhow, while the father xmases were trying to outdo each other, the joint owners were just praying that it should never end. But the minute the scrutiny began, everything nosedived drastically and they are now complaining bitterly in fact cursing the Police and EFCC men.

So where Abolo and Co? Have they all relocated to Ghana etc like it's been speculated? 

GOING, GOING, GONE!!! NO, NOT AT ALL. ATLEAST NOT YET FOR SENATOR IBIKUNLE AMOSUN AS HE ALLEGEDLY DUMPS THE APC FOR THE ACCORD PARTY OVER THE HUMILIATION OF HIS PREFERRED CANDIDATE NOT BECOMING THE PARTY'S ASPIRANT

The 2 friends at Dapo Abiodun's 56 birthday 2 years prior. 

Dapo Abiodun 


The shortfall of the humiliation that his boy didn't come out tops as really affected Senator IBIKUNLE AMOSUN the outgoing Governor of Ogun State and because of it, some have claimed he has already dumped his party the APC for another, said to be the Accord Party.

If he were to do that then, it would mean he doesn't even mind the fact that his avowed friendship with the President would be shaken/disturbed!!!! And that would amount to him throwing all he had worked for and built all of these years to the dogs without a care in the world.

His vehement opposition to his erstwhile friend-Dapo Abiodun's Governorship ambition is totally unsettling though, making some to even doubt there was ever a genuine friendship at all in the 1st instance. For how can your so called bosom friend want something and needs your support and you are totally and unrepentantly without a care at that against it!!! But according to a school of thought, Senator Ibikunle Amosun's opposition to Dapo Abiodun's ambition might have stemmed from the fact that he like most people, like most of us also, wouldn't want to hand over to someone, that is perceived to be wiser than you and that wouldn't ever ever be your puppet or stooge, one that you can't easily control from the apron string. That kind of person that you would push to the position of power and relevance and that must forever be at your beck and call forever. One other supposed reason for the Governor's opposition also might be because he sees Dapo Abiodun as a paperweight electorally; how can someone who couldn't win a an election to be a Senator of a few Constitutencies, now wants to prosecute a Gubernatorial ambition which is even on a far bigger scale?

More after the break.