Patra John Egbor is the Face of CandyCity 2017 Miss Photogenic. She emerged top five in the beauty pageant contest. In this chat with SAMUEL ABULUDE, the student of UNIBEN speaks on her experience at the pageant as she plans to help children become useful to the society. How does it feel being crowned Face of CandyCity Nigeria 2017 Miss photogenic? Wow! It’s an awesome feeling. I’m still trying to come to terms with it because FCCN is such a prestigious pageant and being one of the crowned queens is amazing. Can you give us a brief introduction of yourself? My name is Patra John Egbor. I hail from Edo State, Esan to be precise and I am very proud of my origin. Both parents are Esan so I am full blooded (smiles). I am the last child among three children. I am a student of the great University of Benin (UNIBEN), studying...
DMX went to visit his family and he could go to jail as a result. The rapper is out on bail in his tax evasion case, and one of the conditions was that he must give the judge a heads-up if he blows out of town. He left New York to see family in St. Louis, without telling hizzoner and that could be a deal breaker. TMZ reveals that DMX's attorney, Murray Richman, seems like X just forgot, because he was preoccupied with the trip. Richman says X usually notifies his probation officer if he's leaving New York to perform, so this is unlike him. He's guessing the judge will show a little mercy and just up the restrictions -- like requiring an ankle bracelet -- but Richman vows to fight it. Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for the US attorney for the southern district of NY, told TMZ that X is set to...
By Anthony Ada Abraham Miss Favour Omoladun, reigning Queen of Miss Arewa Osun Beauty Pageant has called on Osun and Oyo State governments to speedily resolve the lingering crises rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho. Omoladun told journalists in Osogbo that it was saddening to note that students of the university have been subjected to ridicule and delay following the crises. The institution has remained shut for almost two years as a result of the inability of the owner states, Oyo and Osun, to fund the university. She said the continued closure of the school had made the realisation of their goals difficult, saying this has also caused untold hardship to the students. "As one of the student's ambassador, I would like to use my privileged office to appeal to the Executive Governors of Osun and Oyo States to wade into this issue to resolve the lingering crisis that has persisted. "Education they...
By Anthony Ada Abraham One of the most prestigious TV shows in Nigeria and Magazine, GA FILI GA DOKI TV and Magazine, finally unveiled its much anticipated new logo for its TV show and magazine at her award night which was graced by media personalities, politicians and entertainers from within and outside Abuja. It was Hajiya (Dr) Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu who bagged the Gafiligadoki Humanitarian Award at the just concluded event last weekend in Abuja that saw top notch personalities in attendance. Hajiya (Dr) Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who was elated by the gesture, also thanked the organisers of the event, promising to improve in her humanitarian works and encouraging the public to be agents of change in their various fields of play. Hajiya Aliyu, who is the (National Women Leader (APC) and also president, Council of African Political Parties, promised to do everything in her power to continue to help the downtrodden of the...
  The beauty of the Nigerian entertainment industry is the kind of personalities it has produced over the years.  While some might be seen as very controversial due to their attitudes, others are like the "thug life persona" of the greatest American rap king Tupac.  ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on the six most controversial Nigerian celebrities in Showbiz. Fela: Fela Anikulapo Kuti  was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights. An activist, and political maverick, he has been called "superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend." During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers. Fela was a political giant in Africa from the 70s until his death. Kuti criticised the corruption of Nigerian government officials and the mistreatment of Nigerian citizens. He spoke of colonialism as the root of the socio-economic and political problems that plagued...
By Chidi Nwachukwu The African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, (ACTDF), a non-governmental organization that has been helping to empower children , youths and teeming populace, has unveiled its "ACTDF Unleash Your Talent 2017" in Lagos. At a star-studded event held at the Sheraton hotels in Lagos, President of ACTDF , Engr. Noah Dallaji, who led an array of ambassadors of the Foundation and other celebrities that included Segun Arinze, Ejike Asiegbu, Kate Henshaw, Tonto Dikeh, Alex Usifo, Sound Sultan, Yemi Blaq, Thelma Ojiji, Mohammed Abubakar, Emeka Rollas and a host of others promised a highly impacting show. The event which hold its zonal auditions in cities across Nigeria from the 17th to the 19th of August, 2017. The regions to host aspiring contestants include Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Ibadan/Ekiti and Abuja. Ibadan would kick start the audition process on the 17th and carry it over to the 18th, while...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Abuja  Nigerian music, seen as the headquarters of African music has come of age. Artistes from this clime have given the world the best quality of music. From the last decade till now, a generation of artistes is presently shaping the pop culture and giving Nigeria a new brand. One of the foremost companies in the business of exporting the best of Nigeria hip hop artistes to the world is 03 Media a premium brand at the vanguard of showcasing Nigerian music to the world. Recently, 03 Media, a music promotion and event organizing firm has packaged rising hip hop star, Kiss Daniel to a tour of Europe. The tour took Kiss Daniel to Amsterdam in Netherland on Friday, 28th of July, 2017, and it was a huge success as the prodigy shut down the concert with his music proving that he's the next big thing to happen...
There is now a church operating in the heart of Abuja which does not collect tithe nor offering from members, SUNDAY ISUWA reports. Givers Embassy, aka Home of Consular Generals, was formally established in the heart of Abuja at the conference hall of 3J’s Hotel last Sunday, 30th July, 2017. What stands the church out is that it neither collects tithe nor offering from members. The church, according to the pastor, is dedicated to the service of humanity especially Nigerians who are mostly poor in the midst of plenty. Givers Embassy has a football club called, “Givers Shooters FC (1Timothy 4:8).” The players were selected from local football fields, it was gathered. During the inauguration service, the church commenced with greetings and after a warm welcome address, an opening prayer ensued. The first hymn followed thereafter with praise and worship. There were scriptural readings and intercessory prayers for the nation. Thanksgiving and personal prayers...
As part of the one-year anniversary celebration for her #Lemonade album, #Beyoncé has announced via her official website that she will be giving four scholarships – tagged ‘Formation Scholars’ – to four young college women for the 2017-2018 academic year. According to the 35-year-old star, the scholarship is to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.” Her website states that Women who are interested in studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies are welcome to apply, and the schools participating include Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. And while anyone might want to be chosen by Beyoncé, she is on the lookout for some very particular qualities in her Formation Scholars awards recipients. The chosen few can be incoming, current, or graduate students, but they must be studying either creative...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Afro pop star, D'Banj has revealed why he hid his marital status from the public and fans until recently The singer who announced one of his companies, Cream Records lately was a guest at BEAT FM 99.9 on Thursday evening and he disclosed that his marital status had been a talking point for years in the media and he decided to keep everything under wraps until the marriage with girlfriend, Lineo Didi Kilgrow was consummated. He added that the pressure to get married was much even from his parents and thanked God every thing worked according to plans. "I decided to keep my marriage to Didi a secret because based on experience relationships like this get mixed with media hypes and speculations and then it becomes complicated. I want to thank my close friends, parent and families for keeping this secret. You know the pressure to get married...