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Documents show Prince’s painkiller habit

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Numerous opioid painkillers were found at US singer Prince’s home shortly after his death last year, unsealed court documents show.

Some of the pills discovered at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard.

But the documents do not offer evidence about the source of the fentanyl that killed the singer on 21 April 2016.

Medical examiners have concluded that he died from an accidental overdose.

No-one has been charged over the death of the 57-year-old singer.

The court documents were kept sealed until Monday because prosecutors feared potential witnesses might flee or potential evidence be destroyed.

They show that some of the pills found at Prince’s home were labelled “Watson 853” – the opioid painkiller acetaminophen-hydrocodone.

They are used in the treatment of pain, rheumatoid arthritis and coughs.

The unsealed documents also show that other “numerous narcotic controlled substance pills” were discovered in various containers, including vitamin bottles.

Investigators were “made aware by witnesses that were interviewed, that Prince recently had a history of going through withdrawals, which are believed to be the result of the abuse of prescription medication,” the documents say.

They confirm last year’s media reports that painkillers were in the singer’s possession following his death, reports the BBC.

According to the post-mortem report, Prince self-administered fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin.

Prince was found unresponsive in a lift at his complex.

He was a prolific writer and performer from a young age, reportedly writing his first song when he was seven.

A singer, songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Prince recorded more than 30 albums. His best known hits include Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry.

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Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

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The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, has announced “Boom Boom”, written by Jude Idada, as the winner of the $100,000 prize for 2019.

The book edged out Dunni Olatunde’s “Mystery at Ebenezer Lodge” and O.T. Begho’s “The Great Walls of Benin”, which are the other two books in the Shortlist of Three, to clinch the prize out of 173 books submitted for the competition in March this year.

The announcement was made on Saturday at NLNG’s 20-30 Anniversary Ball and Award Night in Abuja by the Chairman of the Advisory Board, Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo.

The event commemorates NLNG’s 30 years anniversary of incorporation, 20 years of safe and reliable production and delivery of LNG from its six-train plant on Bonny Island and 15 years of sponsoring the Nigeria Prize for Literature.

Dignitaries at the event included the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal; the Amanyanabo of Bonny Kingdom, His Majesty, King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III, Perekule XI; NLNG’s Board of Directors, led by Chief Osobonye R. Long John, the Board’s Chairman; NLNG’s past Managing Directors and Deputy Managing Directors of NLNG; NLNG’s Management Team led by Tony Attah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and Sadeeq Mai-Bornu, Deputy Managing Director; as well as other dignitaries.

Also at the event, Professor Meihong Wang and Dr. Mathew Aneke were also awarded $100,000 as joint-winners of The Nigeria Prize for Science for Year 2019. Wang and Aneke were announced as winners in September 2019 by the prize’s Advisory Board for their work on Carbon Capture, Carbon Utilization, and Biomass Gasification and Energy Storage for Power Generation.

Speaking during his welcome address, NLNG’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tony Attah, said the management and staff of NLNG, inspired by the company’s vision of being a global LNG company, maintained international best practices in operations and safely and reliably delivered LNG cargoes around the world without harm to humans or the environment to earn a prominent place in the global market.

“We are here to celebrate the successes of this unique Nigerian brand which has recorded notable global recognitions, first, as the fastest growing LNG company in the world, in 2008 when we grew from a two-train plant complex in 1999 to a six-train plant just within nine years after start-up. At that time, we were also the fourth major supplier of LNG, contributing 4% of the nation’s GDP, until recently when our contribution was estimated at 1% following the rebasing of the nation’s GDP.

“Only last year, we were ranked first worldwide in plant reliability and we currently hold the fifth place in global market share, a position that we risk losing soon if we do not expand our capacity with the addition of more volumes. We are Africa’s leading supplier of LNG and the single largest industrial complex in the continent, third largest in the world, doing global business with a workforce that is more than 95% indigenous and a wholly Nigerian Senior Management Team,” he stated.

On the prizes, Attah remarked that the company was also celebrating 15 years of successful administration of the Science and Literature prizes, saying: “These past years has been an arduous journey but most definitely very fulfilling for us and I believe for the country as well. I say so unequivocally because thanks to the prizes, our nation now boasts of scientific breakthroughs and famous works on poetry, prose, drama and children’s literature that have earned the prizes a reputation as the most prestigious prizes in sub-Saharan Africa.”

The Deputy Managing Director, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu, in his remarks, expressed appreciation to all the company’s stakeholders for the successes recorded over the years, adding that through partnership with all the levels of government, NLNG has been able to progress towards achieving Train 7, as well as the advancement of Corporate Social Responsibility goals.

While delivering the judges’ report, Professor Banjo said: “Based on standard criteria such as literary merit, appeal of content to the target audience, social relevance of the subject matter explored, and a unique capacity to communicate pain and its relief as a human social and natural experience in a way that children can understand and relate with, Boom Boom, was declared as the winning entry.”

The Nigerian Prize for Literature rotates yearly amongst four literary genres: prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. 2020’s competition will focus on prose fiction.

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Man who’s sold records for 50 yrs: How Gov. Fayemi bought Plasma TV for me

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 Pa Abayomi Zacheus, aka Yankee Records, is a popular record dealer based in Ado Ekiti, capital city of Ekiti State. In this interview, the 71 – year old man, based on his experience in the business for over 5 decades spoke with ADEWUMI ADEMIJU on state of recording business now, compared to what was obtained in the past

 

 

What makes selling records so lucrative and exciting that you have done it for 50 years?

 

I just love music. During Christmas i always rent music engine to play music before I started. Originally, I am a watch and bicycle repairer, as far back as 1968. Indigenous people like Papa Abiara and his rival popularly known then as “Kilo fa mess” who were in music business in Ekiti then inspired me, so I developed a sustained interest.

 

Looking back, which notable Nigerian leaders have you had an encounter with perhaps based on stopping by to buy or express their love for any musician?

 

Among the leaders I can vividly remember now that I have had encounter with are Governors Ayodele Fayose and Kayode Fayemi. They do patronise me.

 

 

Which notables events come to mind if you look back to the 5 decades you have been selling records?

 

At a time I had set back in the business. Around 1998, I abandoned the business and travelled to the North in Kaduna State to engage in commercial driving, but no improvement, I came back home to continue with the record business .

 

Based on your interactions with customers over the years, which musician(s) is most loved by Ekiti people and why?

 

In Ekiti, they love musicians like late Ajoyemi, Ishola Adepoju, then later Elemure Ogunyemi and Dele Maltina. Ekiti love those musicians because they sang in real Ekiti dialects .

 

People still buy their records up till date.

 

Of the notable musicians in Yorubaland including those from Ekiti/Ondo, have you had encounter with any?

 

I have had encounter with late Orlando Owoh. Indigenous musicians in Ekiti do come to visit me. I am like a father to them.

 

They sing my praise me in their records.

 

Is any of your children showing the willingness to follow in your footsteps?

 

There are some of them who have interest, but they haven’t started on their own ,they have acquired the experience, I do send them outside the state to buy goods for me.

 

How did you become a records seller?

 

I said earlier I have interest in music. The genuine interest for music pushed me to recording business.

 

 

Have you had to change location at any time or due to any reason?

 

From the outset I have been at Old Garage, in Ado Ekiti. I have never had any cause to change my location. I have ever been in Old Garage in Ado Ekiti.

 

Either for good or bad, has any socio-political and economic event left an impact on your trade through the years?

 

There was a time I needed Plasma TV. I didn’t have. I informed Governor Kayode Fayemi during his first term and surprisingly his deputy then Professor Modupe Adelabu bought the plasma and brought it to my shop at Old Garage.

 

That is what is still in my shop till now.

 

Compared to the booming period of the 80s and 90s, how would you assess this period of hip hop compared to the era of Sunny Ade, Kollington Ayinla, Ebenezer Obey and others?

 

 

During the time, records of Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade were selling fast and even up till now. Music that time is better than now.

 

The musicians then sing didactic songs and that’s why they are still evergreen. Many old people nowadays do not listen to hip-hop they take it as frivolous.

 

If you can still recollect, who did the people of Ekiti choose to align with during the era of feuds between Ayinla Omowura and Haruna Ishola and also during that of Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Kollington Ayinla?

 

In Ekiti State, they love Apala songs but unfortunately, Ayinla Omowura died when his stars were booming in the state. In the case of Fuji music then, Ekiti loves Kollington Ayinla, they consider his music more entertaining than the other.

 

Is there anything you wish government could do for you or your peers in the business?

 

We would be glad if the government in Ekiti State can help us to establish recording studio in the state to save us from taking our recording outside.

 

It will save us from traveling to Lagos or Ibadan all the time.

 

Apart from helping recording business in the state, such esthablishmen will create jobs in a way and also help youth talent discovery for possible guide and nurture.

 

How did the relocation of major record label in the 80s and 90s affect your trade?

 

During that time, they gave out records to us to sell and later pay back ,but now, they are based in their different states. I do go or send people to buy records for me from any of them.

 

 

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Premium Lagos hosts one-of-a-kind luxury party in Lagos

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The Centre of Excellence as Lagos is also known, witnessed a one of a kind luxury party recently. Held at the Balmoral Convention Centre at the prestigious Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island rather than any popular club, it was by hosted by Premium Lagos and themed “Last Day of Summer”.

 

Premium Lagos, a group of entertainment gurus like Stephanie Cole Chiori, Paul Cole Chiori, Godswill Cole Chiori and Daniel Cole Chiori of Achievas Entertainment in partnership with lifestyle gurus, Freda Francis of Oasis Bistro events and the controversial night life guru, Pretty Mike of PM events, hosted the party which attracted lavish & upscale party lovers from every corner of the state.

 

The collaborative effort birthed the new event outfit now known as Premium Lagos with promise to bring luxury and premium Lifestyle events to party lovers all over the world. The event was proudly sponsored by luxury champagne brand, Moet & Chandon, with support from Red Bull, Belvedere Vodka, Artistic Properties, Ocean Glory Commodities, ntel, Wear it All Luxury and Corporate World entertainment.

 

Premium Lagos made a heavy statement with the manner of revamping the Balmoral Convention Centre into a Las Vegas-styled night club, with games and a standard fashion show to entertain those present, making it arguably the liveliest and most luxurious party set ever seen in Nigeria.

 

The party which officially opened its doors at 7pm, had several unique sections that kept guests entertained till about 3am on a Monday in September 23. From the surprise appearance by social media sensation, Shatta Bandle from Ghana, the special performance by Turkish Flair Bartender and Mixologist, Huseyin Honamli, different games for the pleasure of attendees to the lavish display of high street fashion wears by five of Nigeria’s biggest fashion designers, it was a swell time all night long.

 

Guests were thrilled as the DJs held down the party while super models strutted the runway wearing designs from Stylenvee by Elsie Okpocha, DVNX by Stephanie Aleye Chiori, Omini Stitches, Glitteratti Ferrare, Alan Cruzer by Damola Cruz, Abbyke Domina and Corporate luxury by Ade George Adewole.

 

The runway exhibition was overseen by Stephanie Aleye Chiori of DVNX, Adebowale Adedamola for Alan Cruzer who also choreographed the models and Victoria Orji.

 

Hosted by Ayo Makun (AY), Nancy Isime, Freda Francis and Pretty Mike, the party was a grand gathering of high networth individuals, celebrities, socialites, royalties and corporate professionals.

 

Stephen ‘Paparazzi’ Chibuzor was in charge of the event flow and production with support from David Julius Arogula with DJ Consequence as official DJ with support from some of the best DJs and hypemen in Nigeria as Adekunbi Fowosere oversaw the management of all the talents at the party.

 

Achievas Entertainment is the company behind the biggest concerts in Lagos, having organised Olamide Live in Concert for three years between 2014 and 2016 (OLIC1-3), Run Town’s One night Only 2017, Davido’s 30 Billion Concert 2017 and Burna Boy Live 2018. It also held shows in the United Kingdom, with Alison Cole Chiori in charge of the UK branch and with Burna Boy Live in Northampton and Davido Live in Leicester as well as many college raves and parties under its belt.

 

 

Below are some photos from the luxury party…

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Reactions Trail BBNaija’s Frodd on Twitter over relationship with Esther

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Bi g Brother Naija 2019 ex-housemate, Frodd, granted an interview recently and the comments he made about his relationship with Esther has sent Twitter into a frenzy. During the last edition of Big Brother Naija, two contestants who drew so much attention to viewers were Frodd and Esther because of their interesting relationship. Well, in a recent interview with Wazobia FM, Frodd was asked about his relationship with Esther and gave a very shocking response.

 

 

A c – cording to him, he won’t be having time for that relationship, for now, rather he wants to try and make milk out all that he can and make his fans happy. Since the video from that interview made it to the public domain, Twitter has been awash with a lot of people dragging Frodd for making that statement. So guys, here is how Twitter is reacting to Frodd’s latest interview: Chukwuemeka Okoye (Frodd) @ callme_frodd2 “Family, I can never discredit Esther or pretend that we don’t have a unique friendship. What I meant was, we are currently busy trying to put our different homes together while attending all these interviews.

 

We are amazing and have been in touch.” See some of the reactions below Constance Simon@Constan19487513 says: “FroddNation doesn’t want Esther, she almost ruined your chances of winning, if not for our prayers, fasting and everything. We get insulted, abused on the street…we decided to go with the flow knowing you would realise she is a mistake once you are out. Go with your head.” Frodd’s Akaya @AKHLCEEC: Esther didn’t claim Frodd in her interviews. Frodd isn’t claiming her in his interviews either.

 

People that are upset just want Frodd to remain a mumu for her, especially her fans. #BBNaija Chigirl @Brenda00114: “Can you stop dragging Esther and her fans to this mess?

 

How can you write sensible on the first line then end your tweet trolling. This is how dragging from both teams starts put your tweets in order before posting it if you are all about positivity.”

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I left Banky W’s Record Label without a penny –Wizkid

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Nigerian music star, Wizkid has said that he left Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2014 without a penny.

 

In a video interview that surfaced online on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, Starboy said he had to leave the record label without a penny because he felt he had got to a stage, where he had to move forward. He said, “I literally had to leave with zero naira and I was Wizkid like… I had to leave because I’m just like man, I can’t keep doing this.

 

It was a great time in my life because I’m thankful to God and Banky W for everything he’s done for me, but you know at some point, you’ll definitely get to a stage where you want to move forward”.

 

Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) signed Wizkid in 2009. Two years after, he released the classic ‘Superstar” album, followed by his selftitled LP “Ayo (Joy)” in September 2014, which was his second studio album and the last one for the record label.

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Plaqad signs on 25 BBNaija house mates, congratulates finalists

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Plaqad, Nigeria’s foremost influencer marketing platform, has signed 25 housemates of the just concluded Big Brother Season 4 on its platform.

 

Known for connecting individuals and brands to top content creators, social media influencers and publishers, the platform says the development will further aid its readiness to exploit the dynamics of consumer engagement via online and offline platforms and to better serve its growing clientele.

 

The 25 housemates include BBNaija Season 4 winner Mercy Eke, 1st runner-up Mike, 2nd runner-up Frodd, and co-finalists Omasola and Seyi. They will join other celebrities and social media influencers who have already been signed up on the Plaqad platform.

 

Other BBnaija Season 4 housemates now members of the Plaqad influencer community include Elozonam, Diane, Ike, Isilomo, Avala, Kim Oprah, Ella, Khaffi, Gedoni, Jeff, Esther, Jackye, Tuoyo, Sir Dee, Venita, Cindy, Enkay, Thelma, Nelson and Joe. Gbenga Sogaike, CEO of Plaqad, confirmed the decision to bring onboard the former housemates is to ensure seamless collaboration with the newest set of influencers and to help the housemates maximise their new status.

 

“For us at Plaqad, we are all about value and we do this on all fronts for our clients as well as the influencers we work with. Our decision to sign up these 25 superstars is a testament to our commitment to this vision and we are very excited to have them as part of our family. We have already begun talks with them and some of them will be collaborating with Plaqad on a number of brand campaigns in the next few days,” he said.

 

In a similar move, Plaqad.com has congratulated the BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ finalists — Mercy, Omashola, Seyi, Frodd and Mike, with the digital company which boasts of over 10,000 influencers and content creators congratulated the ex-housemates via an official email and on its social media pages, conveying its felicitations through the CEO, Gbenga Sogaike.

 

While congratulating the finalists, Sogaike said: “This season of Big Brother Naija has by far been a most memorable one and I want to congratulate all the finalists and indeed all the housemates because everyone is a winner.

 

The Big Brother Naija platform offers huge opportunities to every contestant irrespective of who wins the prize.

 

My advice is that each housemate works with the right management team to help them harness this new-found fame and make the most of it. “Plaqad has collaborated with several Big Brother Naija ex-housemates in the past on several campaigns and projects and that will not change this time. We will be making a major announcement soon that I strongly believe will positively impact the housemates and help them make the best of the fame and influence they have.”

 

Since its launch in 2017, Plaqad through its impressive showing in the influencer marketing and media content distribution space, has quickly become one of the biggest hubs for content creators, publishers, and social media influencers, with thousands of users currently signed up on its platform. Plaqad continues to connect brands and individuals to bloggers, news websites, publishers and social influencers, microbloggers, ensuring that these brands irrespective of their size and budget are able to make their voices heard in an increasingly noisy marketplace.

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Ikoyi inmates stages Blind Ears for induction as theatre artistes

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The stage is set for a spectacular and inspiring performance as Inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ikoyi, Lagos, formerly known as Ikoyi Prison, stage “Blind Ears”, a gripping and thought provoking play.

 

The performance, which will hold on October 19, on the premises of Ikoyi Prison, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos, is part for the activities for their induction as theatre artistes, after weeks of rehearsals and lectures in the Prison. The project is put together by Independence Prisoners Rehabilitation Organization (IPRO), an initiative of Ola Alabi Foundation, in collaboration with the Nigeria Correctional Service.

 

According to Mr. Ola Alabi, who is the Founder and Trustee of Independent Prisoners Rehabilitation Organisation (iPRO), the initiative started three years ago from a passionate desire to bring hope to the Prison inmates, give a new lease of life and second chances. Alabi stated this at a press conference to announce the activities lineup for the induction ceremony, adding that their aim is to redefine the criminal justice system in Nigeria with the implementation and execution of the program: ‘Theatre as a tool for Rehabilitation’.

 

He said: “We are fostering in the prison system, focusing on rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates, using Theatre as a pre-release and a re-entry program. “The initiative began three years ago in Ibadan where 32 inmates of Agodi Prison were inducted as Theatre Artist. Here, the inmates showcased talent and dedication as they brought their stories to life in a play. “These inmates were inducted and certified into the world of theatre and this was done by the former Director-General of the Nigeria National Theatre Prof. Ahmed Yerima.

“The Inmates will be staging a play titled ‘Blind Ears’ and it promises to be a spectacular performance. The event will take place on the 19th of October, 2019 at Ikoyi Prison premises. “The gathering is a celebration of the synergy between the IPRO team and the Nigerian Correctional Service, having so far collaborated to

 

see to the successful execution of rehearsals and lectures in the Prison.” Their mission, he further stated, was to bring liberty to the inmates by providing mental freedom through creative arts, character development sessions and other physiological activities embedded in theatre.

 

“We use Theatre and Drama as a tool to challenge the inmates to positive thinking, and also give them hope of a brighter future, within the Prison walls and outside the Prison. “Leveraging on our connections within the theatre, film and media industry, IPRO helps the inmates in expanding their network of productivity by reintegrating them into a diversified industry where they can be free to express their acquired skills when released.

 

“This is followed up by economic/ financial freedom through our post-prison reintegration program, counselling, micro start-up funding and financial mentorship. “We strongly believe that inmates can live a mentally healthy, independent, sustainable and self-determined life even while in prison and what more, a better life outside Prison, one of economic independence, leveraging on established networks of productivity.”

 

He added that the aims of this project are: to give hope to prison inmates through encouragement of activities that provokes positive thinking and character reformation; take participating inmates through a journey of self discovery, self development and self reliance; use drama (Prison Community Theatre) and other Creative Arts as a tool to run a smooth rehabilitation process; provide welfare support (and legal support where necessary) for inmates; foster ex-inmates freedom in society, through entrepreneurship development, financial support and mentorship as part of our re-integration plan; establish sustainable institutions in prisons that will serve the sole purpose of rehabilitation run by prisoners, for the benefits of prisoners and for financial freedom within the prison community; and promote Inmates personal liberty.

 

Earlier in his remarks, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Nigerian Correctional Services, Lagos State Command, Superintendent Rotimi Oladokun, said the new partnership or synergy being experienced bears testament to the new focal point of the Nigerian Correctional service hitherto known as the Nigerian prisons.

 

 

He said: “As the name IPRO indicates, emphasis has shifted from punitive measures as punishment but on rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration of offenders back into the society. We are not just locking inmates up, yes, they went against the norm of society but we need to train them because they are members of the society and citizens of the country.”

 

“They need a second chance and that’s why with the advent of the new correctional service act, emphasis has moved to analysing inmates’ anti-social effects behavioural changes and patterns that led them into the custodial centres in the first place. We have a lot of platforms that the inmates are keying into and theatre is one of them.”

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Endemol rated BBNaija House as biggest, best in the world –John Ugbe

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The organisers of Big Brother Naija, Multichoice Nigeria, has said that the multi-purpose house, which hosted the show got the ratings as the biggest and best from the parent company. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, made the revelation during the presentation of the top five BBNaija housemates and the winner of the 2019 contest, Mercy Eke. Ugbe said that the parent of Big Brother, Endemol, gave the reality show the best ratings so far.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Endemol is a Dutch-based media company that has the global franchise of the Big Brother show production and distributed multiplatform entertainment content.

The Multichoice CEO said that much hard work had gone into making the most popular reality show in Nigeria a reality. “A lot has gone into the BBNaija show. We had a dream to have a house in Nigeria after a multi-purpose one built outside the country. “I think it’s such a miracle to have another one ready in Nigeria within the six months of conception. It appears impossible to us, but just like Nigeria’s spirit, we can do anything.

 

“We threw everything at the BBNaija house and it was completed. The parent company, Endemol, needs to inspect and certify it before commission so they came to Nigeria and inspected,” he said.

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Wizkid announces plan to launch music streaming app

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Nigerian music star, Wizkid, has announced plans to launch a music streaming app. The 29-year-old revealed in an interview with Robert Bruce on UK radio station, Capital Xtra, that he was working with United Bank for Africa (UBA) on the new streaming app. “My team and I, we’ve been working so hard. I have this new streaming app that I’m about to launch right now in collaboration with United Bank for Africa.

 

Those are my new partners,” he said. “We intend to create a streaming platform for people to be able to market their music, put out their music and actually get revenue right into their pockets.”

 

The singer also said he had plans of organising a talent hunt show on the continent. “We are working on a whole lot of stuff. We have a talent hunt we are trying to do back home. We’re going to go around and pick some of the best talents from every African country. Collaborate and help them build and see, whatever we can do for the culture,” Wizkid said.

 

The “Ojuelegba” singer recently released his much-publiclised single, ‘Joro’. The former EME act is reportedly the most streamed African artiste with 4 billion streams across Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Deezer, and SoundCloud.

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2Baba, RMD, Johnny Drill, others join Sound Sultan on Jungle Story 2 with Amstel Malta

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Fans trooped into Terra Kulture en masse between the 4th and 6th of October for the second edition of Sound Sultan’s Satirical Musical titled, ‘Jungle Story 2’.

 

The highly anticipated show, which featured many of Nigeria’s most prominent actors and musicians, was just as entertaining as it was enlightening. The show told the story of a land that became a jungle due the corrupt practices imbibed by its citizens.

 

It went further to highlight the ills in the society as well as proffer solutions on how they can be tackled. Joining Sound Sultan in the musical were, 2Baba, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Johnny Drille, Femi Kuti, Odunlade Adekola, Osas Ajibade, Femi Branch, Peruzzi, Dare Art-Alade, HarrySongz, Seyi Shay, Helen Paul, Ninja Band, Jumabee, Crown Troupe, Basketmouth, Kate Henshaw, Wale Ojo, Jimi Solande, Waje, Praiz, Niniola, Vector, Segun Adefila, Pocco Lee, Lasisi Elenu, and a host of other celebrities.

 

Day one of the show also doubled as the handover ceremony of the Amstel Malta Box Office that was donated to Terra Kulture. Speaking on the sponsorship of Sound Sultan’s ‘Jungle Story’ and the donation of the Box Office, Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, Akinola Josiah, said, “As a brand, we take pleasure in helping our consumers live their best lives.

 

We do this by creating opportunities where they can enjoy themselves while engaging in activities that they love.

 

The sponsorship of ‘Jungle Story’ and the donation of the Amstel Malta box office is our way of showing commitment to giving our consumers the best of experiences”.

 

In gratitude Amstel Malta for the donation of the Amstel Malta Box Office, CEO, Terra Kulture, Bolanle Austin Peters said, “Terra Kulture was founded to promote Nigerian art and culture. I am pleased to see that Amstel Malta is sharing in this passion to make the Nigerian arts and culture space one to be admired and envied. I would like to thank Amstel Malta for this generous donation”.

 

Apart from the sponsorship of Sound Sultan’s musical, Amstel Malta has continued to contribute immensely to the art and entertainment industry as it keeps sponsoring major movie premieres like; Bling Lagosians, Lion King and Tinsel. Amstel Malta is a premium malt drink with rich international heritage. It is made with less sugar and still retains all of its full, premium flavour and great taste.

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