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There’s no pressure on me to release hit songs — Black Sherif

Rapper Black Sherif has stated the expectations of fans will not pressurise him into releasing hit songs after hit songs, despite the overwhelming success of his recent chart-topping Kwaku the Traveller.

A little over a month since releasing Kwaku The Traveller, it has over 9M views on Youtube and topped a lot of charts as well as garnered over 75 million streams.

In addition to performing at the 3Music Awards and Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Black Sherif has also been booked for a lot of shows in the coming months.

He is expected to share a stage with Chris Brown, Meghan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Davido and  Wizkid on July 3 at The Afro Nation Concert.

With all these achievements, some musicians will feel pressured to stay relevant but speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz recently, Black Sherif said there is no pressure on him.

“There is zero pressure on me. I enjoy exploring my reality through the stories I preach through music while studying the game to perfect my craft. When you love what you do, you do it with ease. I release songs whenever I want and it is always fire when I drop a song,” he said.

Some musicians are not able to stay relevant after a year or two but Black Sherif said he intends to stay for a long time.

“Black Sherif is a brand for all. My fans are the foundation for this brand and the onus is on me to work hard to put out great music to entertain everyone who loves my music. As earlier mentioned, this is just the beginning. We will bear witness to a beautiful musical journey.”

“Music is what gives me joy and I will never lose sight of my first love. I give my all to the music and I believe that is the reflection in the feedback I get from the fans and music lovers across the globe.”

According to him, his first priority as an artiste is to make music and that is exactly what he is solely focused on now.

Talking about all the controversies and criticism surrounding him, Black Sherif said that he has left his lawyers to deal with the legal issues.

“In the industry where I find myself, criticisms are a huge part of the culture and I believe the constructive ones help shape the industry. I have learnt to accommodate varying opinions and choose the ones that are in line with my growth” he added.

Black Sherif rose to prominence and generated a national conversation with his sermons — First Sermon and Second Sermon respectively — attracting the attention of Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy.

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I worked for this, Portable celebrates double Headies nominations

 

Fast rising Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has celebrated his double nominations in the 2022 Headies awards.

 

Portable, who is a first-time nominee, bagged double nominations in the ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ and ‘Rookie of the Year’ categories.

 

Celebrating his nominations, Portable noted that he worked for the recognitions and expressed hope that he would clinch both awards.

 

Sharing the graphics of his nominations on his Instagram page, the Zazuu Zeh crooner wrote, “I know I worked for this and I know it’s for me base on believe.

 

“The Headies don show love . Akoi Grace King. ZAzuu Best rookie and best street pop of the year. ZAzuu ZEH. Street ti Take Over @olamide @poco_lee Kala Wuwa Ika ZEH Nation.”

 

The full list of the nominations for the 2022 Headies Award was announced on Tuesday with songs like Wizkid’s “Essence” and Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan” bagging multiple nominations.

 

The list also had some first timers like Portable, Magixx, Fave, AV,  and other fast-rising artistes.

 

The 2022 edition of the Headies awards is set to take place at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.

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Rapper Olamide buys car for fan months after berating him for seeking help

 

Olamide, the ace Nigerian rapper and singer, has bought a car for a fan four months after scolding him for begging for financial assistance.

According to a Twitter thread shared by the fan named Odunuga Oluwaseun on Monday, the YBNL records boss provided him with the vehicle despite berating him when he made the plea in January.

Oluwaseun also shared a picture of himself in the car, which he said he would use for his “Bolt business.”

“Today I am so happy because I be car owner by this post. Olamide went out of all odds and put smile on my face. You are so special. Plus, say na low key you do am. I go post am. I love you more. Thank you, boss—Asake’s manager. YBNL no go fall,” he wrote.

Olamide has yet to acknowledge or reply to the tweet, but the act of kindness has sent his name high on Twitter’s trend list.

 

In January, Oluwaseun had tabled his need in the comment section of Olamide’s tweet. He begged the rapper to provide him with a car for taxi business.

 

“Baddo, I need car for my bolt business ooo.. even na HP I go pay back. Make we run biz. Thanks,” he had written.

 

In response, Olamide slammed his effrontery and insulted him in both Pidgin English and Yoruba.

 

“Money weh you keep for my hand … Ori iya e gbaa Ile,” the ‘Wo’ crooner replied.

 

The response became a polarising topic on social media for days, with some people criticising the rapper for being unnecessarily harsh while others supported his firmness.

 

“Today I am so happy because I be car owner by this post. Olamide went out of all odds and put smile on my face. You are so special. Plus, say na low key you do am. I go post am. I love you more. Thank you, boss—Asake’s manager. YBNL no go fall,” he wrote.

 

Olamide has yet to acknowledge or reply to the tweet, but the act of kindness has sent his name high on Twitter’s trend list.

 

In January, Oluwaseun had tabled his need in the comment section of Olamide’s tweet. He begged the rapper to provide him with a car for taxi business.

 

“Baddo, I need car for my bolt business ooo.. even na HP I go pay back. Make we run biz. Thanks,” he had written.

 

In response, Olamide slammed his effrontery and insulted him in both Pidgin English and Yoruba.

 

“Money weh you keep for my hand … Ori iya e gbaa Ile,” the ‘Wo’ crooner replied.

 

The response became a polarising topic on social media for days, with some people criticising the rapper for being unnecessarily harsh while others supported his firmness.

 

  

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Will Smith had a vision of losing his career before the Oscars

Will Smith saw a vision of himself losing his Hollywood career prior to the uproar he caused at the 2022 Oscars.

The “King Richard” star, 53, in April was banned from attending any Academy Awards events for 10 years after slapping presenter Chris Rock during this year’s ceremony.

Prior to the event Will Smith opened up to David Letterman about the vision he had after drinking the psychoactive brew ayahuasca, which he called “the individual most hellish psychological experience of my life.”

Smith discussed the experience during an episode of Letterman’s Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” which was taped before the Oscars fiasco.

In the nearly hour-long pre-recorded interview, which featured Smith and Letterman both walking around the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and chatting onstage at The Comedy Store in front of an audience, Smith opened up about how he had long used comedy as a coping mechanism — in part because he always saw himself as a “coward” after experiencing a childhood trauma.

“I think the drive I had in my career to succeed with the life-or-death energy behind winning, I think it was fueled largely by a certain insecurity,” he said. “And the trauma of the insecurity, I think, made me have to win. Period.”

Smith explained that following his 2007 film “I Am Legend” he realized his commitment to success was unhealthy.

He went 14 days without talking to “see the madness of what was going on inside (his) head.”

“I had been to the top of all material mountains,” he said. “I wanted to be the best but I correlated being the best with having the love in my life that would make me feel safe.”

“I think it’s the natural journey of humanity, when we realize that the material world is completely, utterly and totally incapable of sustaining our happiness.”

He said that his worldview is now that “anything can be gone in one second.”

“So with that worldview, how can you be here? And how can you be joyful and be here?”

He took two years off from work and went on a spiritual journey, he said.

During that time, Smith said he did ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug known for its spiritual and therapeutic qualities, 14 times — including the aforementioned trip that he characterized as the “individual most hellish psychological experience of my life.”

“All of a sudden, it’s like I start seeing all of my money flying away,” he recalled.

“And my house is flying away. And my career is going away,” he continued. “And I’m trying to, like, grab for my money and my career. My whole life is getting destroyed.”

When Letterman asked Smith if losing his career and money was something he feared in real life, the actor responded, “It’s my fear.”

The vision grew even more menacing when an angry voice began telling Smith, “This is what the f— it is. This is what the f— life is.”

Panting in terror, Smith said he then heard the voice of his 21-year-old daughter, Willow, screaming to him, “Daddy, help me! How come you won’t help me?”

When the shaman overseeing the ceremony stepped in to force Smith to relax, Smith’s vision morphed.

“Then slowly, I stopped caring about my money. I just wanted to get to Willow,” he recalled. “I stopped caring about my house, about my career.”

After he’d “settled down,” Smith continued hearing Willow calling to him for help.

“I still hear Willow screaming,” he said, adding that the money was still flying away but he’s was taking slow, meditative breaths.

“And I’m totally calm, even though there’s hell going on in my mind.”

The experience taught Smith that he can endure hardships in his life, he said.

“When I came out of it, I realized that anything that happens in my life, I can handle it,” he said. “I can handle any person that I lose, I can handle anything that goes wrong in my life, I can handle anything in my marriage. I can handle anything that this life has to offer me.”

Smith, who has apologized publicly for his behavior at the Oscars, also told Letterman that he believed many of his worst fears weren’t based in reality.

“First of all, ninety-nine percent of the s— you worry about never happens,” he said. “Ninety-nine percent of your pain and misery is all self-generated. It’s not real.”

Season 4 of David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” is streaming now on Netflix.

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Presidency: Why Osinbajo is Buhari’s number one confidante – El-Rufai

 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s number one confidante.

 

El-Rufai said Osinbajo had earned the respect of Buhari, state governors, and Nigerians in general.

 

He spoke during Osinbajo’s consultative meeting with delegates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna yesterday.

 

El-Rufai noted that Osinbajo has earned the respect of the President, governors, and Nigerians due to the way he conducts the affairs of the National Economic Council, NEC.

 

According to El-Rufai: “Osinbajo is the number one confidante of President Muhammadu Buhari, and has the respect of all the governors of Nigeria, across party lines, because of the way and manner he steers the affairs of the National Economic Council.

 

“He’s not just here because he is running for President. He is here because he has a close affinity with the government and people of Kaduna State. I want those that don’t know, our party leaders and delegates, to know that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has always shown uncommon love for the people of Kaduna State.”

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Presidency: Why Osinbajo is Buhari’s number one confidante – El-Rufai

 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s number one confidante.

 

El-Rufai said Osinbajo had earned the respect of Buhari, state governors, and Nigerians in general.

 

He spoke during Osinbajo’s consultative meeting with delegates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna yesterday.

 

El-Rufai noted that Osinbajo has earned the respect of the President, governors, and Nigerians due to the way he conducts the affairs of the National Economic Council, NEC.

 

According to El-Rufai: “Osinbajo is the number one confidante of President Muhammadu Buhari, and has the respect of all the governors of Nigeria, across party lines, because of the way and manner he steers the affairs of the National Economic Council.

 

“He’s not just here because he is running for President. He is here because he has a close affinity with the government and people of Kaduna State. I want those that don’t know, our party leaders and delegates, to know that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has always shown uncommon love for the people of Kaduna State.”

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Presidency: Why Osinbajo is Buhari’s number one confidante – El-Rufai

 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s number one confidante.

 

El-Rufai said Osinbajo had earned the respect of Buhari, state governors, and Nigerians in general.

 

He spoke during Osinbajo’s consultative meeting with delegates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna yesterday.

 

El-Rufai noted that Osinbajo has earned the respect of the President, governors, and Nigerians due to the way he conducts the affairs of the National Economic Council, NEC.

 

According to El-Rufai: “Osinbajo is the number one confidante of President Muhammadu Buhari, and has the respect of all the governors of Nigeria, across party lines, because of the way and manner he steers the affairs of the National Economic Council.

 

“He’s not just here because he is running for President. He is here because he has a close affinity with the government and people of Kaduna State. I want those that don’t know, our party leaders and delegates, to know that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has always shown uncommon love for the people of Kaduna State.”

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Presidency: Why Osinbajo is Buhari’s number one confidante – El-Rufai

 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s number one confidante.

 

El-Rufai said Osinbajo had earned the respect of Buhari, state governors, and Nigerians in general.

 

He spoke during Osinbajo’s consultative meeting with delegates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna yesterday.

 

El-Rufai noted that Osinbajo has earned the respect of the President, governors, and Nigerians due to the way he conducts the affairs of the National Economic Council, NEC.

 

According to El-Rufai: “Osinbajo is the number one confidante of President Muhammadu Buhari, and has the respect of all the governors of Nigeria, across party lines, because of the way and manner he steers the affairs of the National Economic Council.

 

“He’s not just here because he is running for President. He is here because he has a close affinity with the government and people of Kaduna State. I want those that don’t know, our party leaders and delegates, to know that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has always shown uncommon love for the people of Kaduna State.”

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Psalm Adjeteyfio to be buried on June 4

The family of late Psalm Adjeteyfio, popularly called T.T, has announced the burial date for the veteran actor.

The final funeral rites for the late actor, including burial, is expected to take place on June 4.

Relaying the family’s information, presenter Barima Kaakyire Agyemen revealed the service will be held at the Forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre La, Accra.

The event is expected to begin at 7:00am. 

Actor Psalm Adjeteyfio died in the morning of Friday, April 8, 2022. A son of the late veteran actor disclosed that his father was found unconscious in bed at his Ayikuma residence.

Ezra Adjeteyfio said several attempts to resuscitate him failed.

“We didn’t know he was dead; I was the one who went to his room to check on him only to find him dead on his bed,” he said.

Psalm Adjeteyfio to be buried on June 4

“I couldn’t believe it but that was the reality. My dad had been battling hypertension and diabetes, but it was diabetes that was really worrying him. I believe that might have been the cause of his death,” Ezra Adjeteyfio told Graphic Showbiz.

Psalm Adjeteyfio was a veteran Ghanaian actor best known for his role as the lead character in the Ghanaian TV series, Taxi Driver.

TT also featured in other films including Love, Lies and Murder, Papa Lasisi, American Boy, The Scent of Danger and The Chosen one.

Earlier, the actor had disclosed in various interviews that he has been diagnosed with a heart condition and kidney failure.

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What really happened the year I cheated on my husband

“Congratulations on your engagement,” the text flashed across my phone. It was the first I had heard from him in years, besides the countless scenarios in my head where he’d speak to me and beg me to come back.

I wish it was an exaggeration to tell you that I thought about him every day. I wish it weren’t true that the moment my fiancé, *Paul, slipped that diamond on my finger, I immediately started mourning the loss of the only true love I’d known: *Bryce.

“Who’s that, babe?” Paul asked as he cut into his steak.

We were out to dinner to celebrate something. It may have even been to acknowledge the fact that in less than a year, we’d be bound together by marriage. We would take an oath in front my father, a pastor, and before God to never abandon one another or forsake our vows until death would part us forever.

I looked across the table at the face I promised to love for the rest of my days and immediately regretted giving up on our no-phone policy at dinner.

“It’s just an old friend who must have heard about our engagement and wants to wish us well,” I managed to muffle through a voice so shaken with shock, I could barely make out the words.

Why was Bryce contacting me? Why now? Was he seriously happy for the life I had chosen with Paul that would forever keep me out of his?

As confused about the motive as I was, inside I was beaming. As long as there was contact being made, I didn’t care about anything but the fact that if he was making the effort, I was in his thoughts at least some of the time.

This is where everything started to spiral. Up or down? I’m still not sure. All I know is, from the moment that text hit my phone, I made the worst decisions that led to some of the best moments of my life.

I met Paul at my friend Melissa’s wedding. He was conveniently assigned to the chair next to mine. I found out later that “we” were planned all along. Conversation flowed, and so did the wine. Before we knew it, we were involved in a kind of sliding that could easily be considered electric.

A year and a half passed. He was everything my parents wanted for me with his clean-cut looks and dedicated nature. Paul’s the exact opposite of everything I am, which is the exact reason I married him. He gave my life the security I was in desperate need of.

It was the 13th of March and all the unlucky omens associated with that number seemed to conspire against me making me second-guess my disbelief in superstitions. Paul looked so handsome and happy despite the one-hour drive in the downpour he traveled in to get to me. I was the love of his life and it showed.

“You’re so beautiful,” he whispered through the air as I walked down the aisle toward him and married the greatest man I’d never love.

Six months later, I became the liar and cheater, and everything in between that I loathed in a person. I cheated on my husband.

It became hard to look in the mirror. All the lies consumed me. I cringed at the globs of hair I’d comb out of my scalp every day in the shower.

“Stress can do a lot to you,” my primary care physician noted as she prescribed my first anti-anxiety pills.

The first time I cheated was in early September. I was at my friend Stephanie’s wedding that happened to be at the same place Paul and I said our I do’s less than a year prior. She even had her guests reserve rooms at the same hotel we chose, which placed me within a couple of short miles of Bryce.

“I’m in your neck of the woods,” I sent in a text. “Come meet me.”

I even told Paul that an ex-coworker was coming to see me and he would be here soon. He left as he knew. It was like my infidelity was hiding in plain sight. Neither of us wanted to confront the elephant in the room.

“Wow, you guys must have some kind of trust,” a new friend acquired by alcohol and dancing said through inebriated words. “I’d never allow that.”

Not even 20 minutes had passed when Bryce drove up.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” he asked.

I lifted my dress in acceptance and consummated the long-lost love I had thought was gone forever, while my husband traveled up to our hotel room alone.

Bryce left almost as soon as he came and I fell asleep in the hallway sick with too much wine or too much truth, I wasn’t sure. I told Paul the next morning when he found me on the floor outside our door that I couldn’t find my key and I didn’t want to wake him. I hated myself. But I kept going.

It became an obsession to see Bryce. We had “our motel” where we’d meet halfway in between our homes. I would dress in the best lingerie and make myself up as I’d never done for my husband. Bryce made me feel so beautiful and so ugly all at the same time. I was addicted and in love. Blinded by lust, it seemed clear what I had to do.

One night after work, I walked into my and Paul’s brand-new three-bedroom townhouse in suburban Pennsylvania and mumbled the words that fell out of my mouth and broke his heart.

“I don’t love you. I want a divorce. Sorry.”

The look on his face when I closed the door on our marriage and our home for the last time will stay with me forever. He thought I was coming back. I knew I wasn’t.

For the first time in my life, I was alone and supporting myself. I leased an apartment in Philly and bought a second pillow for Bryce. He never even showed up.

“Why did you do this to me? I gave up everything,” I texted.

He didn’t reply.

For the next two days, I sobbed alone on my bathroom floor. Every teardrop represented a lie my body needed to purge in order to move on from the monster I had become.

Then, just like that, it was over. I woke up, looked in the mirror and applied cover up to the puffy, red lumps that occupied my eye sockets, and promised myself to never be so dumb again. I called my landlord and told her I wouldn’t be renewing my lease, sold everything I owned, and moved to New York City, my first love that wasn’t Bryce, with nothing but four bags of belongings to my name. To many, I had nothing. To me, I finally had it all.

Bryce contacted me one more time after my move. I looked down at my phone at his cowardly attempt to hook me yet again and ignored him. He was back, but he didn’t get to get me back.

Paul has since moved on. It’s quite evident by the pictures I see plastered in my Facebook newsfeed. He and his girlfriend in her slinky black dress are happily posed beside the front door of our first home. I’ve seen every bouquet of flowers he’s surprised her with since I’ve moved on and she moved in.

I remember when he used to do that for me. I wonder if he writes the same messages on sticky notes telling her to have a good day and that no matter what would happen, she will always have his love.

The night before I moved to New York, Paul took me out to dinner and cried. That was over a year ago and the last time I saw his face. I wish I could say I’m sorry for breaking his heart. I wish I could tell him I’m sure I’ll never find anyone that will treat me as well as he did because history proves I’ve never loved the nice ones.

But what history also tries to prove is that I’m more likely to cheat in the future because of my past. But in my case, all of the betrayals that gave life to the monster inside me are dead and gone. I’ll never do it again.

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PSG: I understand your disappointment but I want to stay in France – Mbappe to Real Madrid

 

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has told Real Madrid he understood their disappointment but insisted it was not the right time for him to leave his country.

 

Real Madrid and their supporters all over the world were disappointed at the weekend after the 23-year-old Frenchman turned them down and decided to extend his stay in Paris.

 

Mbappe addressed the press on Monday, following the French forward’s contract extension until 2025.

 

The player repeated multiple times that he did not want to join Real Madrid because he did not feel it was the right moment of his life to leave France.

 

“I didn’t think this was the right time for me to leave the country where I have grown up and where I’m from,” he stated.

 

“I appreciate all the effort Real Madrid made, doing all they could to make me happy. I am grateful for their love and I understand their disappointment.

 

“Like I said, I am French and, as a French man, I wanted to stay here. I am happy with my decision.

 

“I am looking to the near future. I don’t know what’ll happen in three years.”

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Flood at Lands Commission at this time fishy – Social media users

Some social media users have cast doubt about the authenticity of the reported flooding of the headquarters of the Lands Commission.

The Ghana News Agency sources claimed that hundreds of documents, computers, and scanners in the basement of the edifice were destroyed after Saturday night’s downpour.

The affected documents include; indentures, land maps, and land documents.

Although the weekend’s rain caused a lot of mayhem in various parts of the Greater Accra Region, some netizens are finding it hard to believe that the premises of the Lands Commission could also be flooded.

The justification for their skepticism is that over the past few weeks, these social media users have been accusing some government officials of attempting to illegally acquire lands at the Achimota Forest Reserve.

Even before the dust settled, another jaw-dropping discovery was unearthed in the will of the former Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.

In the 12-page document, it emerged that the politician, popularly known as, Sir John, owned some parcels of land in the Forest Reserve which he has passed on to inheritors forever.

As netizens gradually assimilate this news and the story of the Lands Commission getting flooded popped up, it has become difficult for them to accept that it is just another disaster.

The users believe that the flooding is just part of the scheme to cover up the illegalities perpetrated by some politicians.

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Wizkid announces completion of next album

 

Globally-recognised Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has announced the completion of his upcoming album, More Love, Less Ego.

 

The Essence crooner made the announcement on his Instagram story late Sunday, as he also appreciated the contributors in the album.

 

Wizkid told his fans that he made the album with lots of love for them.

 

“(I) finished my album days ago! See you soon!! Love you all for real #MLLE,” he wrote.

 

The Grammy-winning singer added, “Special thanks to everyone that helped me put this together. Y’all got a special place in my heart. #MLLE.

 

“I made this one with a lot of love. Opoju!! (It’s plenty) #MLLE.”

 

Hinting on a special show for the album, Wizkid added, “#MLLE LA Special show.”

 

Wizkid had in October 2021 revealed the title of his next album and its release date. Fondly referred to as Big Wiz, the multiple award-winning singer assured his fans that he would not let them wait for so long before releasing the new album.

 

The grammy award winner while celebrating the first anniversary of his previous album, Made In Lagos, took to his verified Instagram page stating that the next album, More Love, Less Ego, would be released on the last day of his tour.

 

Ever since his last album, Made In Lagos, was released in 2020, it has been breaking records internationally. For instance, on October 11, 2021, Wizkid’s smash hit single, ‘Essence’ hit a new peak of No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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VIDEO: Fans gift BBNaija’s Emmanuel N13m on 25th birthday

 

Emmanuel Umoh, the 2021 Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) housemate, has received the sum of N13 million from his fans on the occasion of his 25th birthday.

 

The model marked his birthday on Saturday. His fans also organised a dinner for him to celebrate the occasion.

 

During the event, Umoh was presented with a cheque.

 

In a video clip from the dinner, the reality TV star, who was visibly surprised by the gift, was seen struggling to contain his emotion.

#EmmanuelUmoh pic.twitter.com/GMMqLisZZY

— Smangele🇳🇬🇿🇦🇺🇸 (@SmangeleAyodele) May 21, 2022

 

The entrepreneur took to his Instagram page on Sunday to appreciate his fans for the support and various gifts given to him.

 “The love was deeply felt, thank you,” he wrote in a terse post.

Umoh was one of the finalists during the sixth edition of the reality TV show titled ‘Shine Ya Eye’.

While the show lasted, he was in the news over his seemingly romantic relationship with Liquorose, the edition’s runner-up.

Since the show ended, Emmanuel, who is the CEO of Hairlab Salon in Port Harcourt, has continued to enjoy fame in the fashion landscape.

The development also stretches the trend of fans donating cash and other gift items to their favourite housemates from the show on their birthdays.

In April, Liquorose also received a brand new Mercedes Benz and the sum of N14.5 million from her fans to mark her 27th birthday.

 

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VIDEO: Fans gift BBNaija’s Emmanuel N13m on 25th birthday

 

Emmanuel Umoh, the 2021 Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) housemate, has received the sum of N13 million from his fans on the occasion of his 25th birthday.

 

The model marked his birthday on Saturday. His fans also organised a dinner for him to celebrate the occasion.

 

During the event, Umoh was presented with a cheque.

 

In a video clip from the dinner, the reality TV star, who was visibly surprised by the gift, was seen struggling to contain his emotion.

#EmmanuelUmoh pic.twitter.com/GMMqLisZZY

— Smangele🇳🇬🇿🇦🇺🇸 (@SmangeleAyodele) May 21, 2022

 

The entrepreneur took to his Instagram page on Sunday to appreciate his fans for the support and various gifts given to him.

 “The love was deeply felt, thank you,” he wrote in a terse post.

Umoh was one of the finalists during the sixth edition of the reality TV show titled ‘Shine Ya Eye’.

While the show lasted, he was in the news over his seemingly romantic relationship with Liquorose, the edition’s runner-up.

Since the show ended, Emmanuel, who is the CEO of Hairlab Salon in Port Harcourt, has continued to enjoy fame in the fashion landscape.

The development also stretches the trend of fans donating cash and other gift items to their favourite housemates from the show on their birthdays.

In April, Liquorose also received a brand new Mercedes Benz and the sum of N14.5 million from her fans to mark her 27th birthday.

 

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Fundamentalists now use blasphemy as excuse to kill Christians – CAN

 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State chapter has expressed concern that allegations of blasphemy have now become the new excuse by fundamentalists in Northern Nigeria to kill the remnant that bandits and terrorists have not yet killed.

 

Rev. John Joseph Hayab, state CAN chairman, while reacting to alleged blasphemy against a Christian in Bauchi State in a statement, said, “Allegations of blasphemy have now become the new excuse by fundamentalists in Northern Nigeria to kill the remnant that bandits and Terrorists have not yet killed.”

 

He asked, “How can you justify the period of what happened in Sokoto, the allegation in Borno, the fake allegation on Babachir Lawal by one northern actor who we have on record how he made blasphemous remarks about Jesus Christ but quickly went and brought it down on the internet to cover himself before coming out to falsely accused Babachir Lawal the former SGF and today we are seeing another carnage in Bauchi under the excuse of blasphemy.”

 

The CAN state chairman stated that Christians now know and have evidence of how some of these allegations of blasphemy are false and just for blackmail or settling scores with passive enemies or well-mannered young girls who have refused sexual advances by the opposite sex from another religion.

 

“We are also aware of how fanatics have in the past raised lies in the name of blasphemy,” he asserted.

 

He added that CAN wonder if the recent sermons they are getting from some Islamic clerics on what the Holy Quran says about what should be done if anyone is accused of blasphemy is unpopular amongst followers?

 

Rev. John Joseph Hayab said that the challenge now is for Government authorities and security agencies to act fast to address this abuse of the constitution before it leads to a more serious conflict that can not be handled.

 

He explained that the Nigeria Christians especially those of Northern extraction have for ages exhibited tolerance despite many provocations and lack of reciprocation of their love and friendship, regretting that these new tactics for killing their people from any and every accusation of blasphemy are unacceptable to CAN and all Christian faithful.

 

“We will not accept this brutal way of murder and inhuman treatment of our followers to continue,” he said..

 

He said that government and security agencies should come out to enforce the law on every murderer hiding under religion.

 

Rev. Hayab appealed to Christian leaders and parents to guide their children to resist any ungodly provocation that would make them says things that bloodthirsty fundamentalist can easily use to kill them.

 

CAN, therefore, appealed to religious leaders from both religious divides to intensify teachings about the evil of taking the laws into one hand and killing another person for whatever reason.

 

He advised that alleged offenders should be reported to security agencies or taken to any competent court of law for judiciary pronouncement.

 

“Nigeria is not a banana republic but a nation we believe should be governed by the rule of law,” he opined.

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Group urges Kumuyi to shun IPOB threat, hold Aba crusade

Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has urged the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi to ignore threats by separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and go ahead with his planned crusade in Aba, Abia State.

IPOB had days warned Kumuyi to perish the thought of a crusade in Aba, saying that the security of attendants was not guaranteed.

But COSEYL in a press statement signed by its President General, Mr Goodluck Ibem said there was nothing like security threats, and that the people of the city need gospel and we are ready to listen to Kumuyi.

The press release read in part: “We call on the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi to ignore the warning of Emma Powerful, spokesman of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, urging him to cancel his crusade in South East based on security concerns.

“In South East, politicians, political parties are organising their campaigns, people are doing burial ceremonies to bury their love ones, white wedding and traditional weddings are going on and Emma Powerful did not tell them not to do their programmes and same person is warning the General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church not to go ahead with his crusade. Something is really fishy in his statement.

“We are really surprised how Emma Powerful became so concerned about Pastor Kumuyi’s security. Kumuyi is a Man of God protected by the Most High God. It is not the business of anyone to worry about how Almighty God protests his servants. For Emma Powerful to suddenly ask the Man of God to call off his scheduled crusade leaves much to be desired.”

The group said Powerful may not understand the import of his statement by stopping Kumuyi from coming to South East.

They said such statement was capable of causing serious friction between the South East and the South West.

“We call on Emma Powerful not to make such statement next time concerning a man of God, serving the Almighty God.

“We call on Pastor William Kumuyi to disregard the statement by Emma Powerful and come to South East to preach the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ to our people.

“South East is very safe. Businessmen and women have been coming to do their business without any molestation whatsoever. We call on Emma Powerful to leave Christianity alone and concentrate on his agitation for Biafra,” he said.

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History will keep repeating itself until you change it

Do you ever feel like your life is like “Groundhog’s Day”? Where you keep repeating the same situations over and over again and nothing seems to be changing?

It’s as if life is trying to tell you something by repeating it, but you aren’t able to fully grasp the message?

I had this grand epiphany one night when I was mowing the lawn out of frustration over another failed relationship: that maybe, we repeat history until we change the outcome.

Also, that I made the right choice not to go into landscaping. (Helen Keller can do a better job cutting the grass than I can).

To understand how I came to this realization, we have to start at the beginning.

When I found out that my first love not only had cheated on me but also got a woman pregnant in the process, I lost it. Instead of realizing that he was in the wrong, I took it out on myself.

I went into the deepest hole of depression because I thought I wasn’t good enough to keep him interested in me. I stopped eating, I stopped going out, I stopped pretty much living (Come to think of it, that was the skinniest and most rich moment in my life… Maybe I should date and break up with him again! Just kidding!).

It was one of my darkest moments that even after we were broken up, I was still letting him control me. I had to find a way to stop letting a man get the best of me.

Years later, when I found out that my next ex “man-friend” had moved on and conveniently forgot to mention it to me, I lashed out. Again, I blamed myself for something he did, but this time, I verbally attacked him. I was blocked on all social media within minutes and pretty sure I drained his cell phone battery.

I tore his stripper a new one and left a damaged path larger than an F-5 tornado (If you are not familiar with the Fujita scale for measuring tornadoes, F-5 is the largest type of tornado possible). I literally lost my mind, because I was weak when it came to him.

Once again, I let him control my emotions to the point that it made me question my own sanity. It was absolutely not my most shining moment, but a prominent learning moment.

Which brings us to the present.

Last week when my “man-friend” let me find out on social media that he had moved on versus actually being honest and telling me, I stopped history in its tracks. I wasn’t about to lose myself again and act out in the way I did in the past.

I wasn’t going to let him have this emotional control over me and let him feel like he won. So instead of lashing out, I removed him from my life. I deleted him from all social media. I deleted all of the pictures I had of us and said goodbye.

Instead of placing the blame, I let it go. Instead of taking it out on him verbally, I sent a thought-out text wishing him the best, hoping that he finds happiness, and don’t treat her the same way you did with me.

Don’t get me wrong, I bawled my eyes out and listened to Kesha’s “Learn To Let Go” on repeat about nine hundred times, but I wasn’t about to lose myself over yet another terrible man.

And honestly, after a week of going through all the stages of grief, I can honestly say, I don’t want to cut his nether regions off anymore. I wouldn’t be sad if his new girl did, but I’m okay with the curve ball life just threw. I feel like a new woman!

The point I’m trying to make with this is: if you find yourself in the same situation over and over again, maybe it is time to flip the switch. Change the game, take a new path, try a different way of thinking.

I firmly believe that history will keep repeating itself until you change the outcome. It is its own way of letting us learn from our own mistakes (or hopefully, in this case, you can learn from mine).

This is my second (or third…) chance at being able to do the right thing, even if it means that I have to get hurt again in the process to learn.

Lesson to be learned: I need to stop dating terrible human beings.

The real lesson to be learned: History will keep repeating itself until you change it. As much as it might hurt, try taking a different approach to things and giving yourself the opportunity to see it in a different light.

If you keep doing the same things over again, you are going to keep getting the same results. Now is your opportunity to seize the moment and try a different path.

You have nothing to lose, so go out there and make the most of it! (Also, don’t date men named Nathan, Mike, or Jim. If history has taught me anything, men with these names are bad news.)

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History will keep repeating itself until you change it

Do you ever feel like your life is like “Groundhog’s Day”? Where you keep repeating the same situations over and over again and nothing seems to be changing?

It’s as if life is trying to tell you something by repeating it, but you aren’t able to fully grasp the message?

I had this grand epiphany one night when I was mowing the lawn out of frustration over another failed relationship: that maybe, we repeat history until we change the outcome.

Also, that I made the right choice not to go into landscaping. (Helen Keller can do a better job cutting the grass than I can).

To understand how I came to this realization, we have to start at the beginning.

When I found out that my first love not only had cheated on me but also got a woman pregnant in the process, I lost it. Instead of realizing that he was in the wrong, I took it out on myself.

I went into the deepest hole of depression because I thought I wasn’t good enough to keep him interested in me. I stopped eating, I stopped going out, I stopped pretty much living (Come to think of it, that was the skinniest and most rich moment in my life… Maybe I should date and break up with him again! Just kidding!).

It was one of my darkest moments that even after we were broken up, I was still letting him control me. I had to find a way to stop letting a man get the best of me.

Years later, when I found out that my next ex “man-friend” had moved on and conveniently forgot to mention it to me, I lashed out. Again, I blamed myself for something he did, but this time, I verbally attacked him. I was blocked on all social media within minutes and pretty sure I drained his cell phone battery.

I tore his stripper a new one and left a damaged path larger than an F-5 tornado (If you are not familiar with the Fujita scale for measuring tornadoes, F-5 is the largest type of tornado possible). I literally lost my mind, because I was weak when it came to him.

Once again, I let him control my emotions to the point that it made me question my own sanity. It was absolutely not my most shining moment, but a prominent learning moment.

Which brings us to the present.

Last week when my “man-friend” let me find out on social media that he had moved on versus actually being honest and telling me, I stopped history in its tracks. I wasn’t about to lose myself again and act out in the way I did in the past.

I wasn’t going to let him have this emotional control over me and let him feel like he won. So instead of lashing out, I removed him from my life. I deleted him from all social media. I deleted all of the pictures I had of us and said goodbye.

Instead of placing the blame, I let it go. Instead of taking it out on him verbally, I sent a thought-out text wishing him the best, hoping that he finds happiness, and don’t treat her the same way you did with me.

Don’t get me wrong, I bawled my eyes out and listened to Kesha’s “Learn To Let Go” on repeat about nine hundred times, but I wasn’t about to lose myself over yet another terrible man.

And honestly, after a week of going through all the stages of grief, I can honestly say, I don’t want to cut his nether regions off anymore. I wouldn’t be sad if his new girl did, but I’m okay with the curve ball life just threw. I feel like a new woman!

The point I’m trying to make with this is: if you find yourself in the same situation over and over again, maybe it is time to flip the switch. Change the game, take a new path, try a different way of thinking.

I firmly believe that history will keep repeating itself until you change the outcome. It is its own way of letting us learn from our own mistakes (or hopefully, in this case, you can learn from mine).

This is my second (or third…) chance at being able to do the right thing, even if it means that I have to get hurt again in the process to learn.

Lesson to be learned: I need to stop dating terrible human beings.

The real lesson to be learned: History will keep repeating itself until you change it. As much as it might hurt, try taking a different approach to things and giving yourself the opportunity to see it in a different light.

If you keep doing the same things over again, you are going to keep getting the same results. Now is your opportunity to seize the moment and try a different path.

You have nothing to lose, so go out there and make the most of it! (Also, don’t date men named Nathan, Mike, or Jim. If history has taught me anything, men with these names are bad news.)

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History will keep repeating itself until you change it

Do you ever feel like your life is like “Groundhog’s Day”? Where you keep repeating the same situations over and over again and nothing seems to be changing?

It’s as if life is trying to tell you something by repeating it, but you aren’t able to fully grasp the message?

I had this grand epiphany one night when I was mowing the lawn out of frustration over another failed relationship: that maybe, we repeat history until we change the outcome.

Also, that I made the right choice not to go into landscaping. (Helen Keller can do a better job cutting the grass than I can).

To understand how I came to this realization, we have to start at the beginning.

When I found out that my first love not only had cheated on me but also got a woman pregnant in the process, I lost it. Instead of realizing that he was in the wrong, I took it out on myself.

I went into the deepest hole of depression because I thought I wasn’t good enough to keep him interested in me. I stopped eating, I stopped going out, I stopped pretty much living (Come to think of it, that was the skinniest and most rich moment in my life… Maybe I should date and break up with him again! Just kidding!).

It was one of my darkest moments that even after we were broken up, I was still letting him control me. I had to find a way to stop letting a man get the best of me.

Years later, when I found out that my next ex “man-friend” had moved on and conveniently forgot to mention it to me, I lashed out. Again, I blamed myself for something he did, but this time, I verbally attacked him. I was blocked on all social media within minutes and pretty sure I drained his cell phone battery.

I tore his stripper a new one and left a damaged path larger than an F-5 tornado (If you are not familiar with the Fujita scale for measuring tornadoes, F-5 is the largest type of tornado possible). I literally lost my mind, because I was weak when it came to him.

Once again, I let him control my emotions to the point that it made me question my own sanity. It was absolutely not my most shining moment, but a prominent learning moment.

Which brings us to the present.

Last week when my “man-friend” let me find out on social media that he had moved on versus actually being honest and telling me, I stopped history in its tracks. I wasn’t about to lose myself again and act out in the way I did in the past.

I wasn’t going to let him have this emotional control over me and let him feel like he won. So instead of lashing out, I removed him from my life. I deleted him from all social media. I deleted all of the pictures I had of us and said goodbye.

Instead of placing the blame, I let it go. Instead of taking it out on him verbally, I sent a thought-out text wishing him the best, hoping that he finds happiness, and don’t treat her the same way you did with me.

Don’t get me wrong, I bawled my eyes out and listened to Kesha’s “Learn To Let Go” on repeat about nine hundred times, but I wasn’t about to lose myself over yet another terrible man.

And honestly, after a week of going through all the stages of grief, I can honestly say, I don’t want to cut his nether regions off anymore. I wouldn’t be sad if his new girl did, but I’m okay with the curve ball life just threw. I feel like a new woman!

The point I’m trying to make with this is: if you find yourself in the same situation over and over again, maybe it is time to flip the switch. Change the game, take a new path, try a different way of thinking.

I firmly believe that history will keep repeating itself until you change the outcome. It is its own way of letting us learn from our own mistakes (or hopefully, in this case, you can learn from mine).

This is my second (or third…) chance at being able to do the right thing, even if it means that I have to get hurt again in the process to learn.

Lesson to be learned: I need to stop dating terrible human beings.

The real lesson to be learned: History will keep repeating itself until you change it. As much as it might hurt, try taking a different approach to things and giving yourself the opportunity to see it in a different light.

If you keep doing the same things over again, you are going to keep getting the same results. Now is your opportunity to seize the moment and try a different path.

You have nothing to lose, so go out there and make the most of it! (Also, don’t date men named Nathan, Mike, or Jim. If history has taught me anything, men with these names are bad news.)