Janet Jackson Overcomes Depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an “intense” battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism. In an essay in the latest issue of Essence, a magazine geared toward African American women, the 52-year-old pop superstar said that she has found joy after giving birth to her first child last year. But the singer — who became a superstar in her 20s with her blending of hip-hop into pop music and her elaborately choreographed live shows — said that her 30s…

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“My Passion For The Needy”—W.I.N Foundation Founder, Chetachi Nwoga Ecton

By Akinwale Kasali When In Need (W.I.N.) Foundation a Nigerian own international NGO is currently receiving massive accolades home and abroad from notable personalities including, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed,the Senior Special Adviser to Nigerian President on Social Investment Programmes, and US Senator, James Sanders, for its immense contribution to humanity. The Foundation supports individuals in need in healthcare by assembling team of doctors with expertise to test and treat malaria, typhoid, diabetes, high blood pressure, eye issues etc. Her Foundation  also supports orphanages, schools, homeless shelter, the disabled and elderly in…

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Eulogies Showers On Aboderin Even In Death

Family, friends and well-wishers came together on Wednesday to relate their experiences with the late Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin, during a service of songs held at his residence in Punch Estate, Ikeja, Lagos. Aboderin’s sister, Mrs Wunmi Tunde-Obe, describing him as a blessing, stated that the deceased had lived a “good quality” life and left an impact on the lives of all he came across. Tunde-Obe said she felt blessed to have had Wale as a brother. She added, “I heard all the great things people…

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Olamide And Phyno Releases Super Eagles World Cup Tune

Nigerian indigenous rappers, Olamide and Phyno, have released a World Cup theme tune to support the Super Eagles at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The song, tittled “Dem Go Hear Am” produced by Pheelz, is powered by Aiteo, a main sponsor of the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Aiteo Group,  founded in February 2008, is an integrated, global-focused Nigerian Energy conglomerate that partnered with the Nigerian Football Federation, to give quality treatment and support to the players and technical crew of the…

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How Reggae Lost Ras Kimono

Ras Kimono

By Osamudiamen Ogbonmwan The demise of Ukeleke Augustine Onwubuya popular as Ras Kimono came as rude shock to many.The Reggae music icon who ruled the airwaves in the mid 80s and 90s with his peculiar Reggae genre died on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Lagoon Hospital, Lagos. Reggae lovers and Kimono fans are grief-stricken, with some of them describing June 10th as “Black Sunday” Stakeholders in the entertainment industry agree Kimono contributed immensely to the music industry in Nigeria as his genre of music put Nigeria in the ranks of…

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Falz And MURIC Face-Off Over ‘Shaku Shaku’ Dance

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best of time with Folarin Falana, popularly known as ‘Falz’. Son of the Human Right Activist, Femi Falana, SAN, is presently swimming in trouble waters over his recent song in which Islamic faithfuls were dancing with the Hijab which some Islamic groups says it is offensive to the religion. The Muslim Rights Concern has said that by featuring hijab-clad women dancing Shaku Shaku in his latest video, Falz has offended Nigerian Muslims. MURIC on Tuesday demanded that Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz…

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Nasarawa State Commissioner Says Meat Of Sick And Dead Animals Sold In Markets

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Jameel Zakari, says some butchers in the state have been selling meat of sick and dead animals to customers. He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia that his ministry had discovered the unwholesome practice and therefore vowed to sanction any butcher caught in the act. “The ministry of agriculture is working with security agencies to ensure that all those perpetrating this act are arrested and brought to justice in order to safeguard the health of the people. “We recently…

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Punch Newspapers Chairman, Gbadebowale Aboderin Dies

The Chairman, PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne  Aboderin, is dead. He died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6.05am after a heart surgery at the First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos, at the age of 60. He was also Chairman, PUNCH Commercial Printing Limited  and  Lukahed Properties Limited. He attended the Government College, Ibadan; and trained as a pilot in the United States. A sports enthusiast and philanthropist, he was the founder and chairman of the Dolphins Female Basketball Foundation, and also a former chairman of the Lagos State Basketball Association.…

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Alcoholic Coca-Cola Berths In Japan

Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan — a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seeks to capitalise on the growing popularity of “chuhai” alcopops enjoyed especially by young women. Although the US firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, the experiment in Japan is “unique” in the company’s 125-year history, said Coca-Cola Japan president, Jorge Garduno. From Monday, three new “Lemon-Do” drinks — containing three, five and seven percent alcohol — will be available in the southern Kyushu region of Japan. A…

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Why No Afro-Pop Artistes Can Win A Grammy – High-life Singer, De-code

By Akinwale Kasali The recent statement by HipTV boss, Ayo Animashaun, that the Grammy Awards is not for Nigerians, has continue to generate reactions from different quarters. Also reacting to the statement is Nigerian High-Life singer Egwu Chidera Kingsley popularly known as De-Code. According to De-Code who spoke to with the press in Lagos, musicians winning the Grammies in Africa are musically not the mate of many of the young artistes clamouring for the awards in the country recently. De-Code stated that the musicians who can can dream of being…

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