By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Colleagues and friends of actor and broadcaster, Sadiq Daba in the movie sector have opened a Gofundme account for the actor so as to take care of his health bills as he is down with prostrate cancer and leukemia. It was reported that the actor reached out to well meaning Nigerians to come to his aid as he may have to undergo a major surgery. Due to this ailment, the actor's organs couldn't discharge its metabolic functions normally and this has called him untold pains. “I have been receiving treatment at LASUTH and OAUTH and the doctors have been wonderful. I was told that one of the side effects of the surgery is that my testicles would have to be removed. That means I would be castrated and I don’t think I want that. The other option is that I would have to take injections that would cost...
Adeleke Emmanuel Omosuyi, popularly aka AMOTA (King Of Africa) was born on September 4,1993 State- Ondo State.  The Nigerian singer, songwriter and a performer rose to limelight after one of his single titled "Sepe Sepe" which features vocals from Danny Young, earned him two nominations at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was nominated in the "Bet Artiste in Afro Pop" category at the 2010 North Central Music Awards and best collaboration category at the 2011 Africa Music Awards. In this interview with ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM when he visited LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group head office in Abuja, he speaks on his song and what to expect from. What type of music do you do? Afro fusion. Basically African sounds What song are you promoting now? Presently I’m promoting a song titled ‘Maji Maji’, its African sound. The promotion is going on around the nation right now and some collaboration from Ukraine. How many songs do...
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof Moji Christianah Adeyeye   as the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). According to  a statement by Assistant Director (Press) Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammmed Nakorji ‎,Moji Christianah Adeyeye is a seasoned Pharmacist with a proven track record of accomplishments in Nigeria and abroad. “She is also a Professor of Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing Science and Drug Product Evaluation, College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, USA amongst others. “The appointment, which takes effect from 3rd November, 2017, is for the initial term of five (5) years,” he said.
The Federal Government says it will provide the needed facilities for the entertainment industry to thrive in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the 4th All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2017 in Lagos. He said that the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari, would continue to support the entertainment industry by providing infrastructural facilities. On the significance of the AFRIMA to Nigeria’s economy and entertainment industry, Mohammed said that in order to encourage the entertainment industry, government would partner with private investors to invest more in the entertainment facilities. “The entertainment industry is overwhelming in the world right now and in Nigeria, we need to do more in providing right atmosphere which is infrastructural facilities for the industry. “We are not just talking about power sector or water, we are talking about entertainment. We need...
Wizkid, a.k.a Star boy, has defeated his arch-rival Davido, to become the best African male artiste at the 2017 All African Music Award(AFRIMA) held in Lagos on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wizkid’s award included, Artiste of the Year, for his song “Come Closer’’, Song of the Year for the same song and Best Male artiste in Western Africa. This win has once again renewed the battle of supremacy between the two popular artistes and is coming shortly after Davido edged Wizkid out at the 2017 MTV EMA by winning the “Best African Act”. Wizkid got a rare international recognition in 2016 after he had a collaboration effort with American international Drake with their Collabo song “One Dance sold in 15 countries including U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Earlier this year, Wizkid became the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to...

More Hugs, Less Drugs

Dr. Abdulfattah Adeyemi There are great connections between body and mind: a humanistic link between how we feel, and how we heal, as well as what we experience and what needs fixing. Diseases are real, infections are real, and affections are real. Influenza is as communicable as smiling is contagious. Resentment is like cancer, sentiment is like a virus. Love can heal as much as hate can kill. Many people suffer mental exhaustion, even when they have physical stamina. They look agile on the outside, but fragile on the inside. There are dark episodes in life with ordeals of illness. The world is sick, many people are ill. As there are supplements of medicine, so also do we have emotional crutches to support the weight of life’s demands. Among the greatest medicine ever known to man is laughter! The sound of cheerfulness, the melodious tune of hope. It brings ecstasy to...

Amb. Ginika Grabs Double Honours

By Solomon Nda-Isaiah Magic Lens International Unity Ambassador of the year award 2017 by MAFAA Awards owned/organized by Chalse Awurum at NAF Conference Centre Abuja and Nigerian Women Role Model by MBGA at Hilton Hotel Abuja. Amb. Ginika Tor William who recently had an impressive award night at Atlanta Georgia USA that played host to high profile personalities from all over the world was welcomed with double honour. It's no doubt that Amb. Ginika deserves these great honours considering her unflinching support to women and youth as well as her immense contribution to the betterment of our society. Ginika Tor-Williams is a TV personality, a media entrepreneur, brand management expert, income strategist, with vast experience in strategy and planning. She hails from Amoli in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, she studied law in University of Jos but because of her passion for media and entertainment world, she pursued her passion and has...
By Solomon Nda-Isaiah The Scrutiny Board of the Patriots In Leadership And Service (PILAS) Awards has released its full list of nominees for the 2017 edition scheduled to hold in Abuja on the 2nd of December, 2017. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja where the nominees were unveiled, the president of the PILAS Awards, Mr Paul Utho, said this year's event will be a two-day event and it’s designed to be an impact driven one that will set a narrative in the democratic sojourn as a nation. According to him, DAY 1, which is December 1, will feature a Leadership/Mentorship workshop (Leadership Academy Series) where about 400 youths will be brought together through a pre-registration process. The organisers will provide accommodation; feeding and certificate to participation will be given to all attendees. He said the event would afford attendees a one-time opportunity to meet and interact with key players in the public and private sectors...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos - Multi--award winning African-American music star, Akon, has been unveiled as host of the 4th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) scheduled to hold on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. According to a statement by the African Union Commission and the International Committee of AFRIMA, made available to the media on Tuesday, October 31, the Senegal-born superstar will handle the event proceedings of the live broadcast award show scheduled to air live on over 80 television stations and online platforms across the world with support from the co-host, Ms Sophy Aiida, a Cameroonian-French entertainment broadcaster. With a track record of outstanding success in the global music industry that has brought immense recognition to Africa’s creative energy and originality, Akon, a multi-Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, has put his name in...
By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja  The Philanthropic activities of the Chairman of Big Church Group has attracted the interest of The Federal Government of Canada as he was honoured at Toronto during the prestigious event of AfroGlobal Television Excellence award held recently. The Non-governmental Organisation of the brand - Big Church Foundation was honoured with " HUMANITERIAN Award 2017 at a star-studded ceremony. The award was presented on behalf of the government by Hon. Peter Fonseca, Member Of Parliament For Mississauga East-Cooksville. The company which started as Big Church Haven was made a conglomerate of his different companies and renamed Big Church Group in 2010. The company has recorded several milestones in different capacities including Agriculture, ICT, Real Estates and others. Following his achievements, the brand is already at the advanced stage of hosting it's 10 year anniversary this November. Dr Olakunle Oladunni Churchill, the CEO of Big Church Heaven is in...