#BBNaija: Reason’s Why Kemen Was Sent Packing

One of the Big Brother Naija (#BBNaija) housemates, Ekemini Ekerette popularly referred as Kemen has been disqualified from ongoing TV reality series.

He was sent packing for alleged inappropriate behaviour towards a female housemate.

He was caught on camera on Saturday night touching fellow housemate, Tboss, while she was asleep.

Host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, made the announcement during the live eviction show on Sunday.

Kemen, who has been trying to be romantically close to TBoss with no luck, waited for all housemates to fall asleep before displaying his real self on Saturday night.

This happened after he Kemen, recently expressed his feelings for another housemate Uriel.

Ekerette is fitness trainer and model.

Jennifer‏ @UgoNkem tweeted: “Please don’t get it twisted. Kemen wasn’t disqualified cos of TBoss. He was disqualified cos he’s a sexual assaulter. She’s a victim #BBNaija”
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Sadiq Zazzabi In Court For Indecent Dressing

A mobile court under the Kano Censorship Board has remanded a musician, Sadiq Zazzabi, for releasing an uncensored song and indecent dressing.

The singer pleaded guilty to the two-count charge which was read out to him in court by the Prosecutor, Malam Wada Wada, on Wednesday.

The prosecutor said the first charge of releasing an uncensored song, was an offence punishable under Section 112 of the Censorship Board Law of Kano State, 2002.

The second charge, according to the prosecutor, on indecent dressing, was contained in the video album of a political song by the accused, which was punishable under Sub-Section 95 of the Censorship Board Law of Kano State, 2002.

The Magistrate, Ali Gabari, who presided over the case, remanded the musician in custody at the Kano Prisons and adjourned the case to Friday, March 4, for judgment.

The musician had submitted a political song which he sang for former Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano but refused to wait for appropriate certification from the state Censorship Board, before formally releasing the song.

French Film Fiesta Opens In Abuja

“My French Film Festival”, the first French cinema fiesta in Nigeria, opened at the French Cultural Centre (Institute français) in Abuja.

Lea Granados, the Cultural Programme Officer of the Centre, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the festival was designed to offer Nigerians an insight into the diversity of contemporary French cinema.

According to her, “My French Film Festival” initiative is an ‘innovative concept aiming to throw spotlight on new generation of French films and filmmakers’.

“My French Film Festival is an online Film Festival initiative that started primarily in France seven years ago.

“The Festival has selected films already with the 2017 edition, so we decided to screen some of them that we feel are the best for the Nigerian audience.

“The idea is to provide the Nigerian public with a sought of insight into the diverse new comedy films coming from the French film industry “she said.

Granados explained that the Festival is scheduled to hold simultaneously from Feb. 22 to 25 at the Institute français in Abuja and Alliances françaises in Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Kaduna and Enugu.

Others include Jos, Ilorin , Owerri and Maiduguri, all to feature public film screenings.

According to her, this is the first time that a cultural event is taking place simultaneously across institutions of the French cultural network in Nigeria.

She noted that beyond the aura and euphoria of entertainment the event would offer nationwide to further boost existing cultural ties and understanding between the two countries.

“This is also very good because the French cultural network is very strong in Nigeria.
“French cinema is already well represented in most of the Alliances françaises in the country, who organises regular film screenings followed by discussions, for the general public or for their students.

“In Abuja, the Institut français also has a regular cinema programme and has organised large-scale cinema events that showcased the diversity and richness of French culture and artistes, “she noted.

She explained that the films to be screened include feature films, short films and animated films.

“They are suitable for all ages and are subtitled in English.”

NAN reports that French Nationals and that of other Francophone countries, students and entertainment stakeholders were present at the event. (NAN)

Download AJ Natives New Single: “The Way She Dab”

Agon john aka Aj natives is a song writer/singer/performing artiste.He was d cofounder of the former music duo “Da natives” They  attained success with their self titled debut Album “we be da natives” which comprised of hit singles such as “draw nearer”, “African Rhythm” and “Shain Pepe”.

AJ Natives is a native of Benue state north central   Nigeria,He is an amazing song writer who has written and co-written for famous music acts within and outside the shores of Nigeria. 

#DwaySheDab is the first official Single under His own label #PrestigeEntertainment, in collaboration with his  fans and Beloved Associates

#TeamBeautifulPple, Alot have been achieved, With a Magnificent Video Direct by Mr Beedof Abireh of tribal mark pictures.

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“I Am Fine, Free, Not Arrested” – 2Baba

Tubaba Idibia, Nigeria’s award winning musician, has denied being arrested and detained by the Directorate of State Services (DSS) over his earlier planned anti-government’s protests in Lagos and Abuja.

In his tweet on Monday, he expressed gratitude to those who have shown concern over the purported arrest.

“Thanks for the concern, guys. I am fine and free,” he said.

“Reports about DSS arrest are not true. We are still compiling responses for the leadership.

“State your opinion on the social media with the #IStandWithNigeria. Peace! One luv always!!!”

The protest which was initiated by the hip-hop artist for Monday was cancelled on Sunday.

The cancellation did not stop other groups from carrying on with the protest, but it attracted a lean turnout both at the National Stadium in Lagos and Unity Fountain, Abuja.

The popular musician cancelled the protest on Sunday citing “security concerns and public safety consideration’’.

However, some groups vowed to go ahead with the protest in spite of the cancellation by its initiator.

Some citizens took to their twitter handles, reporting situation at the venues of the protest with #StandWithNigeria playing prominent role in Abuja.

According to the tweet of Ms Maureen Kabrik ‏@Mkabrik, “We are at Unity Fountain right now getting ready for our protest #IStandWithNigeria #OneVoiceNigeria.

The tweet displayed a long banner held by two men with the inscription “#StandwithNigeria’’ #OneVoiceNigeria”

BennyCapricorn ‏@BennyCapricorn also said “Strong Woman @AishaYesufu God bless you always!!! Live @ the Unity Fountain. #iStandWithNigeria.”

Reports from National Stadium Lagos indicate that a few people turned out in spite of the cancellation of the protest.

kajogbola kabir ‏@kosimagi tweeted, saying they were at the National Stadium in Lagos.

“At the National Stadium Surulere for the #Protest. #IStandWithNigeria #OneVoiceNigeria. Enough of talk on social media’’

He posted a a picture showing scanty protester with a banner “Our governance is too expensive. We reduce the cost of maintaining our public officials’’

A popular entertainer Charly Oputa, tweeted, Charlyboy(Official) ‏@Areafada1 “Guys I dey forward to National Stadium in Lagos… make we block der. #OurMumuDonDo #IStandWithNigeria’’

‘Gbénga Sèsan ‏@gbengasesan said he was listening to people articulating issues here and I’m glad that conversation is NOT about parties. #IStandWithNigeria
He posted four photographs of groups of protesters .

Baaj Adebule ‏@BaajAdebule “There are no agberos disturbing and Police is here to protect not stop the protest. Let’s make the change happen for us. #IStandWithNigeria’

He posted photograph of two men clutching banners with one reading “Every Child must have access to quality education’’ and the other one criticising high cost of governance.

The Nigerian Wailers ‏@NGRWailers, said “This is National Stadium Lagos, we are setting out soon. Nigerians are still trouping in. #RescueNigeria, #IStandWithNigeria.’’

Black Jesus ‏@AkinnubiOmotola reports “Inside Stadium right now… #NigeriaProtest #IstandWithNigeria.”

He displayed a banner with inscription: “This is not the Nigeria I want for my kids’’

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Tubaba Cancels Protest

https://youtu.be/uLZR5iiNgAk

 

Nigerian popular musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tubaba (Tuface) has cancelled his planned protest tagged “One Voice“.

The controversial protest was planned to hold on Monday in Lagos and Abuja,

According to the Nation, the hip hop artist announced the cancellation in a video early Sunday morning.

Tubaba who used to be popularly called Tuface, explained that the protest was under threat of hijack by other interest groups.

Full text of his announcement follows:

” Dear Nigerians, after due consultations, it has become clear that the one voice protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday, February 6 is under serious threat of hijack by interests not aligned with our ideals.

” The point I am intent on making is not worth the life of any Nigerian. It is motivated by the need to negotiate a better deal for the ordinary Nigerian.

” I therefore announce the cancellation of the planned protest.

“We would share further information in due course. We appreciate the massive support .

“I am convinced our voices have been heard.

May God bless you all, may God bless Nigeria.”

The Police High Command had pleaded with musician and others to shelve their planned protests against the Buhari administration, in the interest of peace and public order.

In a statement Friday night issued in Abuja, the police said they were in possession of ‘credible intelligence’ that some other groups are planning a counter protest or marches between 5 February and 6 February, the days the Tubaba group has also planned to hold protests in some parts of the country.

“If these various planned protests/ demonstrations are held as scheduled, that there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property”. the police said in the statement signed by CSP Jimoh Moshood.

To demonstrate they were willing to employ any means necessary to keep the peace, the police said they were prepared “to employ every possible legal means for the maintenance of law and order; and for the protection of lives and property”.

“Consequently, members of the public, parents and guardians, religious/opinion leaders and other interest groups are strongly advised to prevail on their children and wards, followers and adherents not to allow themselves to be used by any group to cause disturbance of public peace and break down of law and order”.

The police statement appears to have countermanded the earlier position of the Commissioner in Lagos, Fatai Owoseni, who said the police and Tubaba have reached an amicable solution about the protests: that there would be a protest at a designated place, but no street march.

The presidency spokesman, Laolu Akande also said earlier on Friday that the government will not stop any protest by any group.

Here is the full statement by the police:

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to publications in the media on the planned protests slated for 5th and 6th February, 2017 in Lagos and other States by different groups, one to be led by the popular musician INNOCENT IDIBIA aka TUFACE and other opposing groups.

Nigeria Police Force is deeply concerned with the security implications with regard to the planned protest/demonstrations, and as the lead security Agency in the country, is fully aware and recognizes the constitutional rights of every citizen (including Tu Face and his group) to assemble and move freely in any part of the country.

In this regard, the Force is also cognizant of its constitutional responsibilities of taking any proactive/ preventive security measures:-

* In the interest of public safety, public order, public morality or public health.
* For the purposes of protecting lives and property, as well as the constitutional rights and freedom of other citizens.

The Nigeria Police Force is currently in possession of credible intelligence reports that other interest groups are equally planning to hold a counter protest/marches on the same days at the same places/cities as the Tu Face Group. If these various planned protests/ demonstrations are held as scheduled, that there may be breakdown of law and order, with attendant loss of lives and property.

To this end, the Nigeria Police Force deems it imperative to issue this press release:-

*. That Innocent Idibia (a.k.a Tu Face) and his group are hereby advised strongly to shelve their planned peaceful protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security.
*That the other opposing groups are equally advised strongly to shelve its planned counter protest/demonstration in the interest of peace and security.

* That the Nigeria Police Force is prepared to employ every possible legal means for the maintenance of law and order; and for the protection of lives and property.

Consequently, members of the public, parents and guardians, religious/opinion leaders and other interest groups are strongly advised to prevail on their children and wards, followers and adherents not to allow themselves to be used by any group to cause disturbance of public peace and break down

DJs Should Be Respected Like Every Other Professional-DJ Biggyray 9ice

Adetayo Peter Segun also known as DJ BIGGYRAY 9ICE, is a professional Disc Jockey and CEO, 1402 ENTERTAINMENT in Minna, Niger State. After bagging a degree in B.ENG from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, he decided to pursue his passion -to become a professional DJ. He opens up to TMG about this and why DJs need to be given the respect they deserve…

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TMG> Tell us how your career path changed from engineering to Disc Jockeying. Was it a childhood passion of yours?

DJ> I love music and like listening to the radio a lot, I would even sneak out to watch DJs perform in shows when I was in secondary school but because my dad would not support me doing that, I had to keep that ambition aside until I was staying alone and that was when I gained admission to Federal Polytechnic Offa.  

TMG> How long have you been a DJ?

DJ> Professionally, since 2007

TMG> Did you have to attend any music school to specialise in this field?

DJ> No, but I attended special Music classes when I was in secondary school

TMG> Who was the first person that trained you?

DJ> I was Self trained and worked with few friends who were in the business before me.

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TMG> Which famous DJs have you admired and learned from?

DJ> DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Humility and DJ Snoop D Damager. 
I admire DJ Jimmy Jatt because of his humility- despite the fame and wealth- and DJ Snoop D Damager- he is really a damager when it comes to turntable scratch.

TMG> What are your fondest musical memories at home, neighborhood or town?

DJ> Listening to 90s songs in both Nigerian and foreign categories

TMG> Are you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

DJ> Yes, Old school Records.

TMG> What makes you a good DJ?

DJ> Well, I try to understand my audience at any event and give them what they want and I’m always professional about it.

TMG> Do you perform more than one event in a day?

DJ> Yes

TMG> What makes you a different DJ from the ones out there?

DJ> My style of DJing makes me different. I also make sure I know what my client/audience wants at any particular time. I don’t just play or mix any songs for an event.

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TMG> What if something happens that you can’t make it to an event, what do you do?

DJ> I can send one of my boys that is competent and if it is too big for him, I can bring in a colleague to handle the job

TMG> How extensive is your music library or song list? What genres can you cover?

DJ> Very Very Extensive. I cover all genres of Music and tribal songs.

TMG> Do you bring backup equipment incase of any emergency?

DJ> Yes, I do whenever it becomes necessary.

TMG> If the event lasts longer than scheduled, do you charge for overtime?

DJ> I don’t but will allow the owner of the event to do that on their own, except  if it is over 3 hours

TMG> Who are your favorite musicians?

DJ> I don’t really have any favourite musician but I love good music.

TMG> Have you been in any competition before?

DJ> No

DJ Biggyray 9ice (4)

TMG> Have you performed anywhere apart from indoors for instance at Concerts or on radio, TV?

DJ> Yes, have performed in concerts, open shows, campaigns and rallies.

TMG> Do you play for dancers or step dancers? Describe the differences.

DJ> Yes I do, the difference is that dancers follow a series of steps and movements that match the speed and rhythm of music with almost all parts of the body, while Step Dancers are dancers that put their foot to work in the dance step.

TMG> How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

DJ> Immediately I make any mistake I correct it

TMG> Do you get nervous before a performance?

DJ> I did in my very first event.

TMG> How often and for how long do you practice?

DJ> I practice anytime I have the time.

TMG> How do you balance your music with other obligations?

DJ> It’s very easy to do that, when I don’t have an engagement I perform my other obligations.

TMG> What are your challenges and how do you handle them?

DJ> Our challenges are many but the major one is that people don’t respect DJs. When I say respect I don’t mean greeting but people don’t pay us the way we are supposed to be paid. Imagine a DJ will come to an event with speakers, Amplifiers, microphones among other things, while an MC won’t come with any thing but the MC will be paid higher than the DJ

Secondly, people don’t appreciate our work, but I think some people do try to respect us now. People should know that “ GOOD DJs ARE NOT CHEAP”.

Other challenges include the influx of non-professional DJs and high cost of our equipment among others.

TMG> What advice would you give beginners who are nervous while performing?

DJ> They should believe in themselves, believe in God and know that they can do it. All they need is to practice a lot.

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TMG> Is there any other interesting thing you do apart from music?

DJ> Yes, I’m a network Engineer and also a broadcaster.

TMG> Tell us something you would like to learn or improve upon?

DJ> I would like to improve on my Techniques , scratch and style.

TMG> What way can you encourage others to be self- dependent?

DJ> I will tell them to just believe in themselves and in God. They should know that it may not be easy but with hard work and prayers, the sky will be the starting point.

TMG> Do you find time for yourself to socialise and when?

DJ> DJs Socialise at all their events and I’m not left out. I also go out with friends anytime I have the chance to do that.

Photo: Governor Akinwunmi Ambode With Lagosians At Lagos-Fiesta

Lagos, Nigeria’s  smallest, oldest,  richest, most populous and most prosperous State in Nigeria always has its way of being different: in turning every event into a celebration.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led many prominent Lagosians, residents  and elders in a weeklong party, tagged One Lagos Fiesta,  in all the divisions of the state, to herald the new year. More significantly, the celebrations aptly brought the state, known as ‘Eko for Show’,   into a year that the state will also mark the 50th anniversary of its creation by the Yakubu Gowon administration in 1967.

Ambode with Oba Rilwan Akiolu at the Bar Beach
Ambode with Oba Rilwan Akiolu, left,  and Chief Olusegun Osoba, right at the Bar Beach 

The musical events in Epe, Badagry, Agege, Ikorodu, climaxed in the biggest splash at the Bar Beach in Victoria Island on Saturday night.

In a short speech, Ambode expressed optimism that the New Year will present limitless opportunities and true happiness for all residents of the state.

Ambode in photo op with other prominent Lagosians
Ambode, middle,  with other prominent Lagosians: L-R, Senator Adeola a.ka.Yayi,  Demola Seriki, Oba Saheed Elegushi, and deputy speaker of the House, Wasiu Eshinlokun
Ambode with some  of the artistes
Ambode with some of the artistes
Ambode gives a short speech at Bar Beach
Ambode gives a short speech at Bar Beach
The lightings that welcomed 2017
The lightings that welcomed 2017
The crowd at the Beach
The crowd at the Beach
Lagos shows its cosmopolitan nature
Lagos shows its cosmopolitan nature

 

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Osinbajo Leads Ex-Leaders Sing For Nigeria

Former Nigerian leaders, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ernest Shonekan combine with former deputies, Ebitu Ukiwe, Alex Ekwueme, Oladipo Diya and current vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo sing a hymn for a greater, united and peaceful Nigeria in 2017.

The song is Isaac Watts hymn, “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past,” with the video recorded early December 2016.

The video will surely give Nigerians the right vibes to begin another year’s journey.

Happy New Year for Nigeria. With celestial help, Nigeria shall surely overcome the present difficulties!.

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Trump’s Inauguration: Chorister Refuses To Sing

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has again been rejected following the refusal of Jan Chamberlin, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing during his inauguration.

Chamberlin is quitting the group and saying that she could never sing for Trump after she sent a resignation letter to the choir president this week.

“I’ve tried to tell myself that it will be all right and that I can continue in good conscience before God and man,” Chamberlin wrote in a Facebook post. “I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him.”

One month out, Trump inauguration lacks star power

Chamberlin said she has concerns about the choir’s reputation after performing at the inauguration.

“Looking from the outside in, it will appear that Choir is endorsing tyranny and fascism by singing for this man,” she wrote.

“Tyranny is now on our doorstep; it has been sneaking its way into our lives through stealth. Now it will burst into our homes through storm,” Chamberlin added.

The choir did not return a request for comment. Boris Epshteyn, a spokesman for Trump’s inaugural festivities, simply said, “We’re honored to have the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform in the 58th Inauguration, their sixth time participating in inaugural ceremonies, and we look forward to their uplifting performance.”

Phoebe Pearl, a dancer with the Rockettes, reportedly had previously protested on Instagram about the group being chosen to perform at the event. Her post has since been deleted.

The Madison Square Garden Company, which operates the Rockettes, previously said the dancers would not be compelled, by MSG or their union, to perform at next month’s inaugural festivities.

The committee for Trump’s inauguration has not yet publicized any major celebrities performing at the event — a change from the past two events.

The inaugural committee has announced The Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com