Nicki Minaj’s mother is “very happy” that her daughter has married Kenneth ‘Zoo’ Petty.
The ‘Megatron’ hitmaker tied the knot with Kenneth on October 21 in a private ceremony, and now her mother Carol Maraj has said she’s “really excited” for the newlyweds, and can’t wait for them to host a bigger wedding soon.
“I’m very happy. She’d been saying she was going to do something small, and then do something big within the [next] year, so my only thing was that I just wanted her to get married. I’m really excited.”
And Carol says the couple are made for each other, as they both make one another “happy”.
When asked what she thinks makes Nicki and Kenneth the perfect match during an appearance on People Now, she added:
“I don’t really think about it, but I realise when I see them interact that they seem very happy to me.”
Meanwhile, it was recently claimed Nicki is planning a “huge second wedding”, following her private ceremony last month.
It was reported the 36-year-old rapper and her beau rushed their initial ceremony because their marriage license was due to expire at the end of October, and decided it would be better to complete their nuptials rather than reapply for a new license.
To make up for the quick marriage, the ‘Anaconda’ rapper is said to be planning to have another wedding in the future, complete with a “huge party” for all her guests.
Following her wedding, sources claimed Nicki was “very happy” with her “low-key” celebration.
An insider said:
“Nicki wanted to keep her wedding low-key. She’s become much more private over the last year, but she is very happy.”
Nicki confirmed she had married Kenneth, 41, on Instagram, when she posted a short video of bride and groom baseball caps, and Mr and Mrs mugs.
Prince Charles celebrated his 71st birthday by sharing a chocolate cake with schoolchildren in Mumbai.
The group sang Happy Birthday to Charles as he cut the cake.
He offered one girl a piece from the end of the knife — and could not resist licking his fingers afterwards.
He met the children on the final day of his two-day trip to India.
They had been stumped over what to give him for his birthday, but came up with the idea of three bonsai fairy gardens, which feature tiny figures telling stories about the Hindu deity Krishna.
Their school has been supported by the prince’s British Asian Trust and the Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group led by billionaire Ajay Piramal.
His wife, Dr Swati Piramal, said: “What can you give a prince? So they thought of the bonsai gardens.
“He really loved it, because in England there’s a culture of fairy gardens, there are gnomes, but this is unique because this is Krishna’s fairy garden.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among those wishing the prince a happy birthday.
They posted a new photograph on Instagram showing him with Prince Harry and Archie, captioned: “Happy birthday to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales — Sir, Pa, Grandpa!”
48years after the demise of the legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, he has been ranked to be part of the top-earning dead celebrities in the world.
Bob Nesta Marley bags a gross earning of $20 million annually from his numerous musical works, his House of Marley products including headphones, speakers and turntables.
He is noted for producing timeless reggae tunes like ‘One Love’, ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Africa Unite’, ‘Redemption Song’ and Natural Mystic among others. Even in death, the works of Bob Marley still lives on.
In the latest annual listing of top-earning dead celebrities, American business magazine Forbes, reported that as at October 1, 2019, Bob Marley had rigged in an amount of $20 million, which formed his gross earning.
Forbes Magazine noted that it calculates its yearly listing based on data from Nielsen Music, IMDBPro and interviews with industry insiders. Fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.
In 1976 Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt by three gunmen at his home in Hope Road in Jamaica. He was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma – a form of skin cancer spreading from under a nail of his toe- in 1977.
The legendary musician later died as a result of the cancer in 1981 at the Cedars Of Lebanon Hospital in Miami.
R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year’s winner Tuesday night on NBC’s “The Voice.”
He serves as a coach on the singing competition series with Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton.
Shelton, who was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, announced Legend’s honor on “The Voice.”
The country singer then handed Legend some short shorts with bedazzled letters “EGOTSMA” to signify the singer’s many honors: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and now, Sexiest Man Alive.
Legend tells the magazine in an issue out Friday the honor comes with some pressure after following Idris Elba, who was last year’s winner.
He jokes it “is not fair and is not nice to me!”
The 40-year-old Legend is a 10-time Grammy winner.
He scored an Oscar in 2015 for co-writing the song “Glory” from the film “Selma.”
He won a Tony Award for his co-producer work on “Jitney” and took home an Emmy as a producer on NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a project in which he also played the role of Jesus.
Legend has two children with model-television host-cookbook author Chrissy Teigen.
Other recent winners include Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, and David Beckham.
“I want to thank Blake Shelton,” Legend said. “I observed every move he made, every utterance that came from his mouth and I think some of it rubbed off on me.”
Legend said his wife is proud of him.
“I’ve finally impressed her,” he said.
The couple’s children? Not so much. Teigen posted a video of the reveal of their daughter asking to turn off “The Voice” and go back to a movie.
Teigen titled the post “The kids … do not care.”
The Oscars is already embroiled in its first race row of the season as it bans Nigeria’s film submission – because it’s in English.
The Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s film from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay , 47, has spoken out against the submission axing and publicly voiced her complaint to The Oscars.
Films in this category must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track”, however, Lionheart is largely in English, with an 11-minute section in the Igbo language.
Ava slammed the disqualification and pointed out that English happens to be the official language of Nigeria on account of its history as a British colony.
The American filmmaker shared her frustration with her 2.3 million followers.
She wrote: “To The Academy, you disqualified Nigeria’s first-ever submission for Best International Feature because its in English.
“But English is the official language of Nigeria. Are you barring this country from ever competing for an Oscar in its official language?”
Lionheart was the first film ever submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria and director Genevieve Nnaji said the film represented how Nigerians communicate.
Nnaji thanked Ava for her support and announced on Twitter :
“Thank you so much Ava. I am the director of Lionheart.
“This movie represents the way we speak as Nigerians. This includes English which acts as a bridge between the 500+ languages spoken in our country; thereby making us one Nigeria.”
The director continued:
“It’s no different to how French connects communities in former French colonies. We did not choose who colonized us. As ever, this film and many like it, is proudly Nigerian.”
According to The Wrap , The Academy announced the disqualification to voters in the category in an email on Monday
The film was scheduled to screen for voters on Wednesday in a double bill with the Honduran entry, but it’s viewing has now been cancelled.
Lionheart, which is currently streaming on Netflix , is about a Nigerian woman trying to keep her father’s company going in a society dominated by men.
Frontrunners in the category include South Korea’s Parasite, Spain’s Pain and Glory and France’s Les Miserables.
The Best Foreign Language Oscar was first awarded in 1956, and the name of the recognition changed in 2019 to Best International Feature Film.
Kim Kardashian, Kris JennerAmerican reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has taken to social media to reveal how she surprised her mom, Kris Jenner for her birthday. Kim revealed she surprised her mom with a party at their childhood home. In her words; “Today we celebrate my mom. Anyone that knows her, knows how sentimental she…
I was on my way to work this morning and I was listening to a programme on the radio whereby the presenter was dishing out a music titled: “ASSURANCE” by Davido.
This made the presenter and the co-presenter gisting about the recent delivery of a baby boy to the music crooner.
In the course of the discussion, it was asserted that a fake Instagram account opened for the new born baby has started generating traffic up to 200 followers.
I was wowed with this information and I started thinking about this feat made by a child born on the 20th of October 2019.
The question is:
Is it his making or effort in becoming gradually known by people all over the world?
The answer is NO.
He is just leveraging on his father’s popularity and achievements, and this might end up providing a platform of greatness for him in his lifetime.
This made me to understand that grace, glory and greatness are transferable.
This made it important for everyone to do all in his or her capacity in a meaningful way and manner to try as much as possible treading on the path of greatness because once it is achieved, it might end up being a heirloom that could be transferred from generation to generation.
It should be noted that your desire to achieve greatness in life is not about you alone but it has an effect on others that you might not be able to account for now.
Just to note that as greatness is transferable, so also mediocrity is transferable.
Both greatness and mediocrity can linger from one generation to another.
With this, there is a need for you to do everything meaningful and reasonable in your capacity to build a platform for yourself whereby the next generation will be able to leverage on your efforts to realize their purpose of existence.
No one should fold his or her arms doing nothing in contributing to the emancipation of humanity in a little way because no one knows who will end up being the beneficiary of such effort.
Grace, greatness, glory and achievements are transferable feats that no one should ignore for the sake of generation yet unborn.
Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley has expressed that Lagos State Police Command PPRO, Dolapo Badmus wants to have sex with him. Naira MarleyThis is coming after the police officer called out the Opotoyi crooner to condemn him for stating that having a big ass is better than a masters degree. Also Read: Stop Calling Naira Marley A…
Moving on? Jamie Foxx sparked speculation that he is dating model Dana Caprio following his split from Katie Holmes.
The rumors stem largely from social media interactions between the two. Foxx, 51, and Caprio, 26, posed alongside Snoop Dogg in Halloween costumes in a photo shared via her Instagram Story on Tuesday, October 29. She wore a black crop top, black pants and a fedora, while the Oscar winner sported a wig, glasses, an orange suit and a purple, printed shirt.
The Just Mercy actor has liked several of Caprio’s Instagram posts, and she has shared more pics of him on her Instagram Story.
Caprio is a New Jersey native. According to a source, she dropped out of Montclair State University to move to Los Angeles and pursue modeling. She now works part-time at Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR.
Us Weekly confirmed in August that Holmes, 40, broke up with Foxx after six years together. “It has been many years of him stepping out with other women,” an insider revealed at the time. “He’s disrespectful and their lives were different. His partying ways don’t fit with hers as she’s focused on raising her daughter and working.”
The Dawson’s Creek alum shares 13-year-old daughter Suri with ex-husband Tom Cruise, whom she divorced in 2012 after five years of marriage.
Foxx was spotted with two women before news of the split broke — one of which was Sela Vave. The Grammy winner denied in August that he was dating the 19-year-old. “I’m escorting her to my car, to put her in the car — my artist, who hangs out with my kids, who’s as young as my daughter [Corinne, 25],” he said in an Instagram Live video addressing photos of the two holding hands. “I’m not no old n–ga out here with no young folks. You understand what I’m saying?”
The Django Unchained star’s longtime friend Garcelle Beauvais spoke exclusively to Us in September about his relationship status. “He’s the sweetest,” she gushed at the time. “And he’s also single!”
Foxx and Holmes kept their relationship under the radar for years before taking things public. The pair arrived at the 2019 Met Gala together in May and even posed for photos on the red carpet.
Nicki Minaj came for Wendy Williams after the talk show host brought up her husband’s criminal past and the rapper went for the jugular by bringing up the affair that tore her family apart. The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper spoke out about Wendy on her Apple Radio show on Friday after the host brought up her nuptials to Kenneth Perry during a recent Hot Topics segment on her talk show. While Wendy congratulated Nicki on the wedding, she also brought up Perry’s history and the rapper did not like that.
She Said What?
Nicki slammed Wendy for speaking ill of her husband and basically said she should keep her mouth shut on the topic considering her estranged husband, Kevin Hunter, reportedly got another woman pregnant while they were still married. “When you announce my husband, P, there’s no need for you to mention his past. Every time you mention him, you feel the need to bring these things up as well as something he was wrongfully accused of doing…” Nicki said on Queen Radio. She also added that while she understands that Wendy is a journalist, she could “report the news without that level of viciousness.”
Nicki Goes IN!
The rapper didn’t hold back, turning focus on Wendy Williams and insinuating her husband stepping out on her was karma for all the viciousness she’s done in her past. “B—- where was you at when Kevin had his d— knee deep in that b—- p—-? I pray for you because I know you’re hurting and I know you must be sick and humiliated,” the new bride stated. But it wasn’t just all anger spewing from Nicki’s mouth. She also made sure to tell her listeners that she had been cheering Wendy on during her troubled times, but the sweetness didn’t last long.
Nicki took a shot at Wendy insinuating it was her money that funded Hunter’s affair, the birth of his baby and his new lifestyle. “I really want to pray for you. You sat up here being vicious all this time and you paid for this man’s mistress all the time,” Nicki Minaj said. She’s not done either because she says she’ll be be back next week on Queen Radio with more receipts on Wendy!
As The Blast reported, Nicki recently revealed she got married to Kenneth Perry last week. She showed off several bridal gifts including two mugs reading “Mrs.” and “Mr.” on social media, as well as a white “Bride” baseball cap. Her famous friends wished the couple well in her comments. “Congrats queen!” fellow musician Christina Aguilera, while model Winnie Harlow commented, “So happy for you Mrs.Bride you deserve all the happiness in the world.” Nicki Minaj and Kenneth’s rings were recently showcased by their jeweler too!
Showing off their wedding bling, the jeweler revealed her giant rectangular shaped diamond alongside what appeared to be her husband’s wedding band. Kenneth’s ring is FIVE rows of bling and is just as big as Nicki’s diamond. Marriage isn’t the only new thing in the couple’s life. Speculation popped up this week that the rapper may be pregnant after she posted a tweet that said “Expecting a…” and quickly deleted it. She seemingly addressed the baby rumors by later tweeting another post stating “expecting an official date/time for #QueenRadio in the morning” and telling fans to “chiiiiileeeee.”
Michael Jackson has topped the Forbes’ list of highest earning dead celebrities for the seventh year in a row, raking in $60 million since October 2018 despite being the subject of the controversial Leaving Neverland documentary.
The list published Wednesday revealed the King of Pop‘s music streams increased to 2.1 billion in the US, compared to 1.8 billion the year before. His Mijac Music catalog, Sony deal and a Las Vegas show also continue to contribute to his fortune.
An estimation of pre-tax income – not deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers – takes into account figures from Nielsen Music, IMDBPro and interviews with industry insiders.
It puts Jackson at least $21million ahead of Elvis Presley, Charles Schultz and Arnold Palmer.
Presley’s Graceland is so popular with 500,000 visitors annually, that the attraction added a $45million Memphis extension recently.
Elvis was just $1million ahead of Peanuts creator Charles Schultz.
Thanks to a double digit licencing deal with MetLife, the Snoopy cartoonist earned $38million. However he will likely drop down next year’s list as that contract expires.
Arnold Palmer was another non-music star to make big bucks from the grave. Profiting from Mastercard, Rolex and a beverage deal with Arizona for his namesake drink, the name has very much stayed alive since his death three years ago.
Author Dr. Seuss (no.6) passed away 28 years ago but in the past year alone he shifted five million copies of his children’s books, plus deals with Hallmark and Universal Studios continue to add value to his brand.
The estate of Marilyn Monroe (no.8) has 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to credit for her Zales deal, choosing to the actress who performed Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend in the motion picture to promote their own jewels.
After famously claiming to wear nothing but Chanel No.5 to bed, 57 years after she died from an overdose, the star – real name Norma Jean – has a deal with the designer brand and the luxurious watch makers Mont Blanc.
Perhaps proof that music has the most potential when it comes to earning in the after-life, the remainder of the list is completed by hitmakers. Late Beatles stars banked on the 50thanniversary of the Abbey Road album which experienced a surge of 2.2million sales and boosted the personal catalog of John Lennon by 52 percent.
George Harrison – who also penned some of the Fab Four’s greatest hits – earned $9million this year, thanks to a Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil show featuring iconic tunes from the Liverpool band.
Three years on from his death, Prince’s music has experience a 12 percent year-on-year boost, with 500 million streams and 320,000 physical copies of his released sold.
Singing legend Whitney Houston (12) made her debut on the Forbes list almost eight years after she died.
This year her Higher Love tune made it back into the charts with a Kygo remix and half her estate was sold for $7million this year, earning Houston $9.5million in total.
Although there were higher music star earners, by retaining rights to his creations, rapper Nipsey Hussle (10) collected $11million from 1.85billion streams, making him the third highest earner from music alone.
However Hussle passed most recently of the stars and was murdered this March.
Fellow rapper XXXtentacion – real name Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy – wasn’t far behind with $10million from 5.6billion music streams. After being killed in June 2018, his music plays this past year were down 27 percent year-on-year compared to the year he died.
Don JazzyNigerian music producer Don Jazzy has appealed to the Federal Government and the members of the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU over the use of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System IPPIS. The FG had given October as the deadline for the commencement of the use of the IPPIS but ASUU insisted it…
In a wide-ranging interview with Apple Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe ahead of his new album, “Jesus is King“, West re-affirmed he “will be president of the United States.”
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) October 24, 2019
“There will be a time when I will be president of the US, and I will remember … any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing,” he said.
The two-hour interview, which was released Thursday night, saw the unpredictable rapper chat with Lowe at his Wyoming compound.
“I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It’s not even a question at this point. It’s just a fact,” West told Lowe.
When asked about his controversial relationship with the current US President Donald Trump, West said: “For the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke to all liberals. Like, ‘No! Not Kanye!'”
Aside from politics, West spoke about his battle with porn addiction, which began as a child.
“For me, Playboy was my gateway into full-on pornography addiction.
“My dad had a Playboy left out at age five, and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life, from age five to now, having to kick the habit.”
But the rapper said Christianity saved him and it’s now his “job to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me.”
West’s views on sexual relationships are now much more conservative – he said he even asked people working on his new album to abstain from premarital sex.
West thanked fans Friday morning after the release of “Jesus is King” was delayed due to mixing issues. At the time of writing it has still not been released.
Nicki Minaj flew her pastor half way across the country to perform her marriage ceremony.
The ‘Superbass’ hitmaker tied the knot with Kenneth Petty earlier this week and flew her pastor, Lydia Woodson-Sloley, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to make sure she’d conduct the nuptials, TMZ reports.
Nicki confirmed she had married Kenneth, 41, on Instagram this week, when she posted a short video of bride and groom baseball caps, and Mr and Mrs mugs.Captioning the clip with a bride and groom emoji, Nicki – who was born Onika Tanya Maraj – wrote: “Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10-21-19 (sic)”
The happy couple obtained their marriage license in July but have been waiting for their particular pastor to be free to officiate the ceremony – and Nicki revealed last week (17.10.19) that the pair could marry “in the next seven days”.
She said: “We’ve gotten our marriage license, but there’s a particular pastor who I want to officiate and so she was just made available as of today. She told me she’s available within the next week, so we could be married in the next seven days.”
In an August episode of her Queen Radio show, Nicki revealed the pair would be married in “about 80 days” after obtaining their marriage license.
She said at the time: “We still had to pick it up and I was traveling, by the time I came back, we had to renew it again. From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days. I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now. We’ll do the big wedding later.”
The lady, identified as Susan, who claimed to be pregnant for popular singer, Davido, has revealed that she was only joking about it. Davido and the sistersThis is coming after the singer promised to be put her and sister, Helen in jail for falsely accusing him. Davido, who was visibly upset, had also promised to…
Recall that it was earlier reported that a lady (Helen) claimed that her sister (Susan) is pregnant for Nigerian pop singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido. Davido and the sistersDavido later reacted and vowed that the ladies in the viral video claiming one of them is pregnant for him would end up in prison.…
An unidentified Nigerian lady has revealed that the ambassadorial deal which Mercy claimed to have bagged with “Moet” is a scam. Cubana Priest, Mercy and Moët & Chandon companyShe also shared screenshots of her chat with the representatives of the company who claimed the company does not have any ambassador programs open at the moment.…
Nigerian singer, Davido, has become the father to a baby boy after his fiancée Chioma Rowland delivered.
Chioma delivered the baby on Sunday, October 20, 2019. It is not yet known where the delivery took place.
Chioma had gone into labour on Saturday, October 19, 2019, and a tweet from Davido suggested that he was in the delivery room with her.
Right after this post on Twitter, Davido posted a photo on his Instagram stories which is believed to be from Chioma’s delivery room.
About 10 hours after announcing that he was in the labour room, Davido has confirmed the birth of his baby boy.
Nigerian Rapper Naira MarleyNigerian rapper Naira Marley has stirred Nigerians up again with his recent Twitter post. The rapper who came into limelight after his controversial comment about Internet fraud has come again to say that smoking weed doesn’t make one cool. READ ALSO – “Smoking Loud Makes Me Stay Happy” – Naira Marley He had earlier…
Nigeria is not good you said but right in your presence DBanj, Davido, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Naira Marley, DJ Cuppy came from abroad and while you are still wailing, they have made it in the music industry, controlling Dollars and living their dreams.
Wizkid, Olamide, Burna Boy, Flavour, P-Square, TuFace, Kiss Daniels, are Naija born. But na the same economy and bad leadership. But through hard work and dedication, they have made it while you still dey shout, “Nigeria is bad!
Leave music, let’s talk about sport.
Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Vicent Enyeama, Odion Ighalo, Samuel Kanu, Ahmed Musa, Mikel Obi, Jamiu Collins, Victor Osihmen, Samuel Chukwueze, Uzoho, Oghenekaro, Ramon Azeez, na under this same “Nigeria is bad and bad leadership” their talents were discovered before international clubs discovered them.
What then is your excuse?
Many of Nigeria’s current sportsmen and women from athletics to basketball, boxing, table tennis, taekwondo, etc, who have conquered poverty and living big and doing Nigeria proud at home and abroad, started from this our obodo Nigeria. You still dey shout, “Nigeria is bad!”
Let’s move to entertainment.
Alibaba, Basket Mouth, I Go Dye, Klint Da Drunk, Lepacious Bose, Akpororo, Bovi, Ayo Makun, Helen Paul, Igosave, Chioma Omeruah, Emmanuela, Frank D Don, John Okafor, Ushbebe, Tee A, Mark Angel . The majority of these people were not born with a silver spoon. But through hard work, discipline, dedication, creativity, and diligence, they have waved poverty goodbye. While you are still shouting, “Nigeria is not working!”
Let’s move to Digital Marketing.
Linda Ekeji, Uche Eze Pedro, Demola Ogundele, Kemi Filani, Eme Achanga, Ladun Liadi, Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, Laila, Makinde Azeez, Jide Ogunsanya, Yemisi Aiyedun, Noble Igwe, Chude Jideonwo, Loy Okezie, Onibalusi Bamidele,Dimoko Korkus, Ayeni Adekunle, Ono Bello, Ajetunmobi Sheriff, Chidimma Umeh, Chioma Iwunze, Osemhen Akhibi, Temitope Balogun Akinmuda.
It is in this same “Nigeria no dey work” that the majority of them made it.
What then is your excuse?
What about entrepreneurship?
Temitope Ogunsemo, Oluwatobi Ajayi, Abubakar Sadiq Falalu, Obinna Okwodu, Etop Ikpe, Evans Akanno, Kehinde Ayanleye, Adedayo Saheed Amzat, Oluwaseun Tamitope Osewa, Razak Ahmed, Ijeoma Ndukwe-Egwuronu, Ohmai Atafo, Auodeji Adewunmi, Peter Banigo, Olorunyomi Omoniyi Makun, Ezra Olubi, Eyo Bassey, Olalekan Olude, Opeyemi Awoyemi.
The majority of these entrepreneurs attended the same calamitous universities you attended. But through hard work, dedication, discipline, faith, and diligence, they were able to surmount the Nigerian challenges and made it big. The same “Nigeria is not working”
In your koro eyes, when you were seeing Boko Haram in the North, one American lady, Mira Mehta while driving along Kaduna road saw a business opportunity in agro-processing via tomato roadside sellers and set up Tomato Jos Company in Kaduna. So did Retson A Tedheke and co set up the Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) with headquarter in Nasarawa. Under-five years it was created, NFGCS with Retson as Managing Partner is breaking new grounds in the Nigerian agriculture sector and value chain. What then is your excuse? Still the same “Nigeria is not working” and “bad leadership” excuses?
Yes, things are hard. Nigeria has a lot of problems. But without challenges, there will be no opportunities. As big as Nigeria’s problems are, so are her opportunities.
What is your talent?
What are you doing right?
What are you not doing right?
What us your strengths and weaknesses?
Use your strengths to minimize your weaknesses.
What do you love doing?
What is that thing work you do that gives you peace of mind?
Many of the world’s most successful people are successful because they live what they do.
What’s your vision and mission?
What is your purpose in life?
A person without vision perishes. Many people in Nigeria complaining because they are perishing.
Check your environment, open your eyes to and sniff for opportunities in relation to your talent, identify it, write it down (business plan), pursue it, start small but aim big, pray to God for guidance. All jobs are not created by the government. Nollywood was started without any government intervention but see where it is today!
Pursue your dreams.
Don’t procrastinate. It is dangerous. Remember, you are not the only one that dreams. God’s rain falls on everybody.
Pray for those in the position of authority. In them lies your peace and your security. Pray for Nigeria and believe in her. What you don’t believe in doesn’t work for you.
Finally, eschew bitterness, remove hatred, be kind to people, remember the poor and needy, be at peace with all people, be financially disciplined, and long for knowledge. And your creator will crown your effort with success.
God Bless Nigeria 🇳🇬🛐🙏👏
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The winner of the fourth season of Big Brother Naija Mercy Eke, has insisted that her relationship with a fellow housemate, Ike Onyema, would continue to go on smoothly. The two were fond of each other in the House.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop during the week, Mercy waved aside the insinuation that since she was now richer than Onyema, she might want to explore other options. She said, “I was single before going into the House. But now, you should expect love and friendship (between me and Ike). We would work as partners. Money has nothing to do with the love we share. Money has nothing to do with our relationship; it won’t affect us.”
On what endeared her to him, Mercy said, “Ike is a special person. It is something beyond what I can understand– it was just in him. I think every girl in the House liked him too. I realised that I had feelings for him about the fifth week in the house.”
Eke also maintained that she flaunted her body while in the House because she was confident in her own skin. She stated, “I feel every woman should be at peace with their body. I was comfortable with my body and that was it for me.”
The graduate of Imo State University noted that her focus, for now, would be on her business interests. “My first duty is my business– establishing my clothing brand and putting it out there. But, I want to take things slowly; I am not trying to rush. The immediate thing is for me to nurture my clothing brand and after that, any other thing can follow,” she added.
BBNaija Frodd and actress Juliet IbrahimNollywood actress, Juliet Ibrahim and former BBNaija housemate, Frodd, have sparked dating rumour after a photo wherein they were spotted enjoying a friendly kiss at an event surfaced online. Frodd was the second runner up at the just concluded 2019 Big Brother Nigeria where he lost to Mike as First…
A young lady identified as Nyekachi Douglas has emerged as the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant. The beauty contest was held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Bayelsa on Friday, October 12.
Douglas defeated thirty-six other contestants to win the spot for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria.
As the winner of the pageant, Douglas was given a brand new car and she will be representing Nigeria at the Miss World 2019 pageantry.
The 2019 MBGN will represent Nigerian at the Miss World pageant which will take place at the ExCel London in the United Kingdom, on Saturday, December 14.
Every Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant has a theme and for the 32nd edition, this year the theme was Every Woman. The pageant was originally called Miss Universe Nigeria when it started in 1983 and it was later changed to MBGN in 1986.
The pageant had different winners Miss Taraba Olutosin Araromi won MBGN Universe, Miss Abuja Pamela Ifejoku won MBGN Tourism, Miss Edo Akeelah Aminu won MBGN Miss Ecowas.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported on Sunday, October 6, a woman had emerged as the winner of the Big Brother Naija show. Mercy, who emerged as the winner of the reality show, is the first female to win it.
Legit.ng earlier reported the passing of veteran Nigerian singer Sky B, who was pronounced dead after suffering a heart attack on October 8. The singer who was said to have been found unconscious in his residence in Owerri made his mark as a musician and managed to garner many fans.
Upon news of his passing, Nigerians took to social media to pay their last tribute to the late singer. Many shared photos and old music video of his as they stated that he was one singer who maintained his lane and entertained his fans across Nigeria.
Some have mourned him on social media and asked that his spirit be guided to light as he exits earth.
Here are some of the reactions below:
Rest in Peace Sky B.
You had one of the most interesting music careers ever in Nigeria.
Peace to the fallen. pic.twitter.com/y5npE1C7NU
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) October 8, 2019
RIP Sky B. Here is his hit track from that year pic.twitter.com/mEhnL1unlq
— Centastic! (@chief_inno) October 8, 2019
The last time I saw him, he performed in Port Harcourt, same stage as Davido he looked super Healthy 😢😢 now he is Dead? Rest In Peace Sky B
Every Bus in Port Harcourt had big speakers in their buses B/cos of Sky B’s hit song Am calling to attract students to choose their bus pic.twitter.com/kUf70s2Kw1
— Suzzette (@queensuzzette) October 8, 2019
Nigerian rapper, Sky B has been pronounced dead at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri after suffering a heart attack.
— CoalCityConnect (@Coal_City) October 8, 2019
“My Bebe, my bebe you’re the one.
You’re the one I’m calling, I’m calling baby I’m calling, I’m calling yee ma bebe.”
You took over the Music Industry without Radio Hype,TV, or bloggers.
May your gentle Soul rest in the lord.😢
RIP Sky B!pic.twitter.com/HZFCxTWjkr
— Anambra 1st son💭 (@UchePOkoye) October 8, 2019
A VETERAN POPULAR NIGERIAN MUSICIAN IS CONFIRMED DEAD
PORT HARCOURT MOURNS SKY B
— CEFO (@Kingcefo) October 8, 2019
Met Sky B in PH in 2016. Man was really in need of help then. Rest in peace man 🙏 pic.twitter.com/YlQkhTZiWh
— Gomez Ugoo Nsude (@MistaGomez_) October 8, 2019
Sky B controlled Nigeria Music Industry with his hit songs without any Godfather or Internet Hype.
RIP Obio/Akpor Son 😥
Wennem Chibor! Lekwarunanya, La Nu Udo 😥😓 pic.twitter.com/r71oli0rnC
— Artificial Beard 😎 (@Mr_Pucca) October 8, 2019
Meanwhile, just a year before, Sky B escaped death when he was involved in a ghastly motor accident.
According to a Facebook user Angel Attah who shared the photo of Sky B and the remnant of the car he was travelling in, he escaped death by the whiskers then.
After her disqualification from the BBNaija Pepper Dem, Tacha says she hopes to hang out with Mercy.
Tacha has extended a hand of friendship to Mercy saying she hopes they can hang out after the BBNaija Pepper Dem.
A few hours before Mercy emerged the winner of the BBNaija 2019, Tacha took to her official Twitter handle to express her respect and affection for Mercy.
“I wish you all the best and I wish we can kick back and hang out after the show,” she wrote in a message to Mercy.
Though Tacha’s disqualification was as a result of physical violence on Mercy during a heated argument, Tacha says Mercy is a ‘super amazing human being.’
The Symply Tacha brand CEO also said she admired Mercy while they stayed together in the house though they didn’t strike a very cordial relationship. Tacha said it might be because they are both alike.
“Yes our relationship may not have been as close and as interesting as it should have been due to obvious reasons of being alike and trying to avoid having one or two clashes here and there,” she wrote.
Read Tacha’s full message to Mercy here: “Our super eye candy, I love to think we had a unique relationship. I admired you. Yes, our relationship may not have been as close and as interesting as it should have been due to obvious reasons of being alike and trying to avoid having one or two clashes here and there. But that doesn’t stop you from being the super amazing human being that you are. The game remains the game. everything that happened back in the house stays and remains there. You are an amazing human and you deserve the best out of life. Lambo Lambo! I wish you all the best and I wish we can kick back and hang out after the show.”
On Friday, September 27, 2018, Tacha and Mercy got into a heated argument that led to a war of words that shook the BBNaija Pepper Dem house to its root.
The heated argument led to both housemates getting strikes from Big Brother for provocation and physical violence in retaliation. While Mercy got two strikes, Tacha was found guilty and disqualified from the show.
A week after Tacha’s disqualification, Mercy emerged the winner of the reality TV show after standing tall as the last female housemate amongst the last five housemates that include Frodd, Mike, Omashola, and Seyi.
Mercy Eke on Sunday night defied all odds and emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, season 4 tagged Pepper Dem.
The 26-year-old who is the first female winner of the show went home with the coveted 60million ultimate prize. Here are quick and interesting facts about her.
- She is a video vixen and a businesswoman from Imo State.
Popular nicknames – Lamborghini, Queen of Highlights.
Closest allies in Big Brother’s House – Diane and Ike
Born September 1993.
The first-ever female winner of BBNAIJA.
First-ever joint Head of House (HOH) with fellow Housemate, Ike.
First-ever joint diary session with Biggie.
She emerged winner of the 2019 BBNaija 2019 Season with 41.77% votes after four attempts.
She plans to start her own fashion brand.
For the emerging winner of the show, Mercy went home with a cheque of N30m. She will also receive various gifts and incentives valued at N30m. They include an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai for two, a Sport Utility Vehicle from Innoson Motors, a Scanfrost electronic makeover, a year supply of Pepsi Cola, one year supply of Munch It and Indomie noodles and VIP tickets to watch the European Champions League final.
Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic; singer, Don Jazzy and others have reacted to Mercy Eke’s emergence as winner of the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mercy was declared a winner after polling over 41.77 per cent of the votes and went home with N60 million.
The celebrities, who took to their twitter pages to react on the just concluded BBNaija reality show, also hailed Mercy’s prowess as the first female to have won the coveted prize.
The Mavin boss congratulated the winner and also reacted to the extraordinary ass (Yansh) of Mercy.
When he stated ” I know that Mercy has a dope personality. But if she wins nobody should tell that ‘ Yansh’ does not perform wonders.”
@ritaudominic said: “Just realised that Mercy was up against some of the strongest contenders this season wow ooo”.
@RuggedyBaba said: ” Lamboooooooooo! Congratulations dear”.
@Elozonam1 said:” LAMBOOOOOO!!!.
NAN also reports that history was made on Sunday as Mercy became the first woman to win BBNaija, leading by 41.77 per cent of the votes.
While first runner up, Mike Edwards, got 19.94 per cent with Frodd, Omashola and Seyi trailing behind.
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A federal judge in New York City has denied bail to disgraced singer R Kelly in his sex-abuse case.
Kelly didn’t attend the hearing on Wednesday on a defense motion asking for his release on bond.
His lawyers had asked the judge to reconsider granting him bail because he is only able to see one girlfriend at a time in jail, according to US media.
Kelly faces a number of sex-related charges in Chicago and New York, and was refused bail following a court hearing in Chicago in July.
A request to reconsider granting the 52-year-old bail was filed on Monday in New York, where he is charged in connection with a racketeering scheme to sexually abuse girls, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
The motion is reported to include the complaint that only one person unrelated to Kelly can visit him at a time over 90 days.
Kelly lived with two women before he was jailed.
US District Judge Ann Donnelly on Wednesday agreed with prosecutors that he is a flight risk and a potential threat to witnesses.
The New York judge set a trial date of May 18.
That would follow a trial in Chicago scheduled to begin on April 27.