By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH The next edition of Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour, the wave-making music concert of national telecommunications Company, Globacom, will be held this Saturday at the commercial city of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State with top Nigeria musicians, including Olamide, Phyno, Timaya, Runtown set to delight guests at the show. Globacom, in a statement in Lagos on Thursday, explained that the mega music stars will be joined by Glo brand Ambassadors such as Flavour, Tuface and Di'Ja of Mavin records in an evening of fun and endless entertainment. The company also announced that the show which will be held at Pebbles Hotel, Ijebu Ode, at 4.00 p.m. will feature celebrity guest appearances by Nollywood icon, Richard Mofe Damijo, and popular Yoruba movie stars, Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin and Odunlade Adekola while delectable duo of Mercy Johnson Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo from the Nollywood will anchor the event. In addition, top female...
News reaching LEADERSHIP newspaper has it that reactions has continue to trial the arrest of one Tonto Dikeh's ex- husband's Publicists, AlexReports for being behind over an alleged instagram handle @Churchill_ex-wives_association . The handle page before his arrest usually post against the parties involved including his former wife Bimbo Coker and Olakunle Churchill. But the post which seem to have triggered his arrest was a write up which stated that Tonto Dikeh Marriage broke because she was having a lesbian affair with her Fashion Designer Yutee. The story and the munched page was carried by several online platform which it was alleged that the reporter was accused and detained without substantial evidence linking him to it. It was gathered that Alex Nwankwo was called by an unknown client  to get an advert job featured on his online platform and magazine but was arrested on his arrival to an apartment in Maitama with...
Chairman/CEO of Stanel Group, Mr. Stanley Uzochukwu has, on Friday, commissioned Stanel Group ultra-modern luxury mega center (Stanel World) for official take off of business activities in Awka, Anambra State. The week long event started with a 72 hours non-stop praise in its Chapel on Tuesday, 3 July and was crowned with a widows programme where the Philanthropist reached out to over 1000 widows with cash and material gifts. The 1.5 million litre gas capacity plant strategically located between the state owned university, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) and Anambra State Women Development Centre along Enugu – Onitsha expressway was commissioned by the executive governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano. In his remarks, Gov. Obiano thanked the Chairman, Stanel Group, Mr. Stanley Uzochukwu for coming home to put Anambra on the path of development while assuring him and other investors enabling business environment in Anambra State throughout his tenure of office as...
Mr. Segun Abdulsalam is the managing director of Bulfol Ventures Service, the Nigerian partners of the maiden Leadership Award for Excellence (LAE) in South Africa. He speaks to BODE GBADEBO on the essence of the award, among others.   As the Nigerian Partner of Leadership Academy South Africa (LASA) on Leadership Award for Excellence (LAE), what are the criteria in choosing the awardees?   As the Nigerian Partner of Leadership Academy South Africa (LASA), the criteria we adopted in choosing awardees were, but not limited to: they must be Nigerians. The nominees must have played a lead role in development in the category for which they are respectively nominated. He or she must have shown outstanding efforts in the area of advocacy in the said category. A nominee must have shown partnership and commitment with other leaders on development issues in the identified field for award. Respective award nominees must have maintained perseverance...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Haitian rapper, Wyclef Jean, formerly of the Fugees has never hidden his love and respect for the afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He released a single titled Fela Kuti. The singer said he named his new single ‘Fela Kuti’ because he wants young ones to know about the legendary progenitor of Afrobeat. Wyclef Jean’s new song ‘Fela Kuti’ is the first single off his forthcoming album. The musician and actor also said he shares many similarities with the late Fela Kuti – who died twenty years ago. “I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for me, I feel like we are thinking of Bob Marley, we give a lot of people from our past props, so when the kids hear Fela Kuti, I really want them to Google it,” he said. “Fela Kuti studied jazz in England. Wyclef studied jazz at Vailsburg High School. Fela Kuti then went...
Buoyed by its passion to spread hope and provide platforms for dreams to blossom, Sahara Group is set to premiere a short film – Hanatu – which was produced and directed by ace film maker, Kunle Afolayan. Hanatu is a Sahara Foundation inspired short filmwhich tells the story of how a young corps member named Preye helps a little girl (Hanatu) in a village rediscover her confidence and hope for a bright future when he helps her secure a prosthetic leg following a dastardly accident which claimed her father's life. According to Bethel Obioma, Head, Corporate Communications, Sahara Group, Hanatu epitomizes Sahara's commitment to sustainability, responsibility and extrapreneurship. “It is an expression of who we are and what we do - providing opportunities for aspirations to blossom into fruition. It is the mantra of hope; the demystification of impossibilities; a clarion call for sustainable development across climes and times,” the company's spokesperson...
BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, Testimony place, Island branch of Holy Ghost Christian Centre recently put together a five-day power and faith revival programme titled “God Can” with an economic conference, “coming out of recession” which took place on Saturday, June 10th at the prestigious four-point by Sheraton Hotel,Lekki with Dr. Amos Fenwa, the general overseer of the ministry and Pastor Femi Okanlawon, the Island branch (Testimony place) Pastor. The programme and the business summit played host to Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo (managing director and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank,PLC), Mr. Waheed Olagunju (the executive director, SMEs at the Bank of Industry), Mr. Uche Orji (managing director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Agency (NSIA), and Mr. Abiola Olaniran (Founder of Gamsole) who brought so much life experience to the discussion relating to the long bumpy road of the persevering entrepreneurs. One of the guest speakers said that to get out of recession, the economy needs...
By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH Filmmakers will begin to enjoy dividends from there works, like their counterparts in the music sector. Chairman of  Audio-Visual Rights Society (AVRS) of Nigeria, Mr. Bond Emeruwa made the disclosure during the second Annual General Meeting of the society which held at the NAN Hall, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, penultimate Wednesday. Emeruwa who urged members to exercise more patience, promised that distribution of royalties accrued to them will commence in about six months time. The AVRS Chief reiterated that the society was only licensed as a Collective Management Organisation (CMO) about three years ago, and will soon start collecting money from users of their works. He said: “What is inarguable before us today is that AVRS since obtaining certificate of approval from the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) in October 2014 is yet to collect royalties from users of cinematograph films in the country.” Emeruwa explained that this is not a shortcoming on the part of...
By Francis Okoye, Maiduguri Despite last Sunday’s suicide bombings in Maiduguri which claimed 16 lives, residents yesterday trooped to the Sanda kyarimi Zoo and Amusement Park to have Sallah fun. The recreation centre was filled to capacity as the fun seekers moved their way through all the facilities in the park. A resident, Marian Audu who came to the park with her family said despite the insecurity in the state , she and her family chosed to be there for fun because, that is the only way to relieve the pains of the crisis bedeviling the state , adding that God that brought them there will take them back safely. Another fun seeker, Abubakar Adomai attributed the unprecedented crowd at the zoo and amusement park to the confidence the people​ have on the Security provided in the area. He, however, called on the state government to repair some of the non functional facilities in...
Lauretta Charles hails from Uturu, in Isuikwuato local government area of Abia State. The first daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Effe; a graduate of English, from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Glam Slam Vision, organizers of Miss Heart of Nigeria beauty pageant. In this interview with ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, She speaks on sundry issues. Since you started this show, how has the reception been like for you? The reception has been exceptionally warm and impressive. It really showed that people are willing to embrace a new wave of pageantry that is focused on humanity and devoid of indecency. Tell us about yourself and how you came about this concept (Miss Heart)? I am a focused and result-oriented lady that is always striving for excellence in all I do. Miss Heart is simply a product of passion. I have an insatiable passion to continually add...