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ENGR [DR] FUNIMIAYINKE WAHEED ADEKOJO SPEAKS ON HER JOURNEY INTO MUSIC, RELEASES ANOTHER SINGLE

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She is well known as a philanthropist, with her reach-out programmes touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of widows and students. FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo, the lady behind FunmiAyinke Humanity Foundation is a woman of many parts. As an accomplished Engineer, she is already a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers FNSE,
Fellow of Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineers FNIMechE, Fellow of Instiutute Management Consultant FIMC,
Fellow of Institute of Management Specialist UK FIMS and many more…like APWEN. A division of the Nigerian Society of Women Engineers.
Her Engineering Company is also one of the foremost in the country on account of handling big and challenging jobs, execution of contracts to specification, Timely and Quality delivery and above all given VALUES to all funds.
All these have earned her awards and commendations locally and internationally including two different Honourary Doctorate Awards in Engineering, Project Management and Cooperate Governance from European American University and another Doctor in Public Administration from the Universite Protestante Delafriq in West Africa. However, she added another feather to her cap by releasing her first musical single, a track, ‘It’s Our Time’. Listening to the track, many could not believe that it was sang by a newcomer to music. It became a major hit on television stations and some radio stations in the country. Some of those who heard the song felt, well, maybe she just tried her hand on that and it would end there. After the song, people started asking when would the next one come, or has she ran out of ideas?
Today, she is out with another single written and composed by her her titled
“I Can Make It’. Another hit in the making, it also followed the genre of the others, motivational. “I had this project, a Mechanical and Electrical Engineering drawing project which had given me sleepless nights. At a point I now decided ok, I had to tidy up this job, and within a couple of hours I had finished. And I said waoh!, so I can make this, and by the time we presented the job, everyone acknowledged it was an excellent one. That formed the foundation for the lyrics, the fact that we were able to make it, irrespective of the environment, the situation around us and the pressures facing us meant we could be one of the best in the world if we wanted to. That inspired the song. Then I set out to change the notion that as you lay your bed so you lie on it. The notion that your morning decides your night, this wrong. If you lay your bed in the morning, you can still change the way you will lie on it in the afternoon before the night comes. It is the afternoon that determines the night. These two principles form the focus of the song.”
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Going down memory lane, she disclosed that her journey into music started from her youth days as an undergraduate she was a member of the Winners Chapel Choir; she also sang at Canaanland’s Annual Shiloh programme at a point.
To her, Music has always been a source of refuge when she wants to relax, get her groove back after being stressed. Unlike many others who will claim music run in their family, for her this wasn’t so. However, she has come to see music as an integral part of her life so much so that once in a while she sits down compose and sing songs all by herself. Speaking on her songwriting prowess having written many now, she says they come to her naturally. ‘They come as inspirations from God,’ she revealed. It is God using her to pass a message across. ‘Look at this last one. I had the inspiration and wrote around 1.00am in the morning. Indeed, I wrote three songs that night and after looking at them, sent them to my producer who picked ‘I Can Make It’ and that’s why it is out. I have other songs I have also written.
So writing them comes natural to me, she added.
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So what really informed the songs she is singing? we asked the Engineer. According to her as a Philanthropist, she has been reaching out to young people but she realised that passing the message across these days are a little difficult. Majority of Nigerians don’t read, she says, ‘even when I posted pictures of myself being given an award, months back, with a write-up to illustrate the motivational piece, they will be congratulating me, which indicated that they didn’t read the write-up.
Again, on several occasions we have seen that people got satisfied whenever they approach FunmiAyinke for Counseling. The situation of Nigeria has caused Mental depression hence, getting their attention and making them believe in themselves have become more difficult. This is where music comes in. Everybody listen to music. They don’t read but they listen to music and so God gave me the inspiration to reach out to them through music so that the message of hope can get across to them. Anywhere they are they are always listening to music, and music has a way of working on people.
To many, the new engagement will definitely take its toll on her day to day business, but not Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo. According to her, she has to manage her time, apportion what to go for music to music. What it only means is that she has little time for other things as she maximizes the twenty-four hours in a day to achieve everything she plans to accomplish. At times it is difficult to respond to telephone calls because of this tight schedule. This has in a way limited her social circle as some do not see it from her perspective as it as snobbish. But this has not in any way weighed her down.
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So where do we see the newly evolving music brand in years’ time? The Engineer musician is quiet optimistic. As someone who does not abandon projects midway, she has firmly set her target in using music to take her motivational activities to the highest level attainable. Looking back at how people underestimated her philanthropic activities when she started, thinking she would stop after a year, ‘we have outgrown their predictions and expectations, same way we will outgrow anyone who think this is just a flash in the pan. We are unstoppable and with God being our source, we will continue to ride high. You see the inspiration for this comes from God and since He cannot be limited, we cannot be limited”.
She also called on established brands to support upcoming ones one way or the other especially those who are using music to perform humanitarian works.
Given the nature of her music, we asked her how she would feel if the songs are used by others. Her reply: Yes, of course, anyone can use it, they can remix it, but they have to acknowledge that it is our song. The lyrics are ours. We have copyrighted them since I wrote the songs. It is important that when works like these are used, we acknowledge their owners so that we do not run foul of the law, she concluded.
Check out her new single on her YouTube channel below

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Bobby Rossie : The Rising Star From Imo State, Nigeria – Arems

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Bobby Rossie : The Rising Star From Imo State, Nigeria – Arems

Bobby Rossie whose real name is Chigozie Orji, is an exciting Nigerian Afro-Pop recording artist hailing from Imo State. With his unique blend of infectious melodies, captivating lyrics, and vibrant energy, Bobby Rossie is poised to make a significant impact on the music scene. As he prepares to release his debut single, “Tiri Ego,” in March 2024, fans and music enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating what this rising star has in store.

 

Early Life and Musical Journey :

Born and raised in Imo State, Bobby Rossie discovered his passion for music at an early age. His love for Afro-Pop, combined with his innate talent, led him to pursue a career in the industry. Drawing inspiration from both local and international artists, Bobby Rossie honed his craft, developing a distinctive sound that reflects his Nigerian roots and global influences.

Debut Single : “Tiri Ego”

Bobby Rossie’s debut single, “Tiri Ego” promises to be a game-changer. The title translates to “Count Money” in Igbo, a nod to his heritage. The track is a vibrant celebration of success, ambition, and the pursuit of dreams. With infectious beats, catchy hooks, and relatable lyrics, “Tiri Ego” is set to resonate with listeners across different demographics.

 

Musical Style and Influences :

Bobby Rossie’s music seamlessly blends Afro-Pop, contemporary rhythms, and heartfelt storytelling. His smooth vocals and dynamic delivery create an immersive experience for fans. Drawing inspiration from artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido, Bobby Rossie infuses his music with authenticity and relatability.

 

Beyond Music: Bobby Rossie’s Impact :

Beyond his musical endeavors, Bobby Rossie is committed to making a positive impact. He believes in using his platform to inspire others, especially young people. Whether through motivational talks, community initiatives, or philanthropic efforts, Bobby Rossie aims to uplift and empower those around him.

 

As the countdown to the release of “Tiri Ego” continues, Bobby Rossie’s star is on the rise. With his talent, charisma, and dedication, he is poised to become a household name in Nigerian and global music circles. Keep an eye out for this rising sensation as he takes the Afro-Pop scene by storm!

Bobby Rossie : The Rising Star From Imo State, Nigeria - Arems

 

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Our free film festival was to empower Nigerian Youths – Fenmore studios

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Our free film festival was to empower Nigerian Youths – Fenmore studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Mr Allen Agozie, co-founder of Fenmore Studios says the maiden edition of the Fenmore free Film Festival was aimed at empowering the Nigerian youths in the film industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our free film festival was to empower Nigerian Youths – Fenmore studios

 

 

 

 

 

Agozie, who said this at the sideline at the event, added that the young, yet rapidly ascending production company is a hub of innovation and creativity that is quickly carving a niche for itself, and promising a bright future for filmmaking in Nigeria.

 

 

The exhibition that took place in Abuja on Friday, 9th February had in attendance, H.E. Pascaline Gerengbo Yakivu, Ambassador of Congo DR to Nigeria, Directeur Judikaël Regnaut, Institut Français du Nigeria, Directrice Déléguée Magaly Losange, Institut Français du Nigeria.

 

 

“As a production company, Fenmore Studios decided to organise this film festival, in collaboration with Institut Français du Nigeria and Mambah Café, to celebrate short films and young filmmakers who are trying to tell our stories.

 

 

“Our efforts are to nurture new talent and highlight them as a notable entity to watch in the cinematic landscape’’.

 

 

According to him, as Nigerian youths grapple with unemployment, the film industry is a viable option that can create jobs and make people self-employed, if they can tap into it.

 

 

According to him, the Film Festive was an initiative to offer young filmmakers a platform to showcase their talents and creativity.

 

 

“The aim of Fenmore Film Festival is to give them a platform to showcase their works, and encourage them that they can be genuine tellers of original human stories’’.

 

 

He said that the theme of the festival was ‘Contemporary African Narratives’, was about the new ways of telling the African story.

 

 

“We want to tell our young filmmakers that they can change the nation through film.

 

 

“We selected and exhibited eight films that we believe show exactly what it means for young filmmakers in this generation to tell the same story that have been told before about society, but with a bent that will appeal to a wider audience.

 

 

“We hope that anyone that attended the festival falls in love with the films, and with this happening in Abuja, youth will join this community of young filmmakers to explore the vast opportunities that abound,” he said.

 

 

He noted that a lot of opportunities were available both in front and behind the camera for creative and talented young Nigerians who may want to venture into the motion picture industry.

 

 

“There are opportunities in the industry for every passionate and talented youth; from acting to cinematography, script writing, costume design and many more specialties.

 

 

“A lot of Hollywood films are being made with millions of dollars and that is because they think it is an industry worth investing in, and Nollywood actually has the same potential.

 

 

“So, what we really need to do is to start telling our own stories very well, genuine stories that a lot of people will be interested to tap into and make bigger on larger scale.

 

 

“That is when the money and employment will come, and the industry is definitely worth investing your time, talent and money in “, he said.

 

 

Agozie said that as Nigeria faces economic challenges and seeks to diversify its revenue mainstay, its rich culture and creative sector is a veritable alternative, if well harnessed.

 

 

He, therefore, urged the government at all levels to make the sector attractive to creative young Nigerians by providing necessary support in the form of funding and capacity building.

 

 

Some of the short films screened at the festival included ‘Swimming in a Sea of Trauma’, ‘You Matter to Me’, ‘Boy Meets Girl’, and ‘Cementary of Doves’. Others were ‘Rare Fish’, ’Hanky Panky’, and ‘A Quiet Monday’.

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Internationally Acclaimed Entertainer MC Day Announces Worldwide Tour and Karaoke Comedy Extravaganza

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Internationally Acclaimed Entertainer MC Day Announces Worldwide Tour and Karaoke Comedy Extravaganza

*Internationally Acclaimed Entertainer MC Day Announces Worldwide Tour and Karaoke Comedy Extravaganza

 

 

 

Renowned entertainer Olumide Samson Olagoke, popularly known as MC Day, is set to embark on a thrilling nationwide tour and Karaoke Comedy party across Nigeria, commencing on the 17th day of February 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

This much-anticipated event, strategically planned across various locations, aligns seamlessly with MC Day’s commitment to connecting with his diverse fanbase and showcasing his exceptional talents in the ever-evolving entertainment industry.

 

 

 

 

 

In an exclusive statement to select media outlets, Samson Olagoke expressed his sincere intent, stating, “I am reaching out to my fans and those who appreciate my craft with genuine enthusiasm. This tour provides an opportunity for one-on-one engagement, allowing me to deepen connections and further establish my presence in the dynamic music industry.”

The tour kicks off at the prestigious Eko Hotel on the 17th February 2024, 9pm, promising an electrifying start before extending to other locations and even crossing borders. Samson Olagoke assures attendees of a spectacular experience, emphasizing, “We will be delivering world-class partying and entertainment, and we encourage everyone to join us in creating unforgettable memories.”

The Karaoke and Comedy party, an annual tradition hosted by MC Day, serves as a platform to engage with audiences and contribute to the vibrant entertainment landscape in Nigeria.

MC Day, with over a decade of international acclaim, stands as a versatile figure in the entertainment industry. Renowned for his expertise in hosting events, Karaoke Comedy, content creation, voiceovers, and audience engagement, MC Day has earned the title of Energetic Global Entertainer. His dynamic performances make him a sought-after MC for events worldwide.

So much fun and side attractions like Karaoke, Games, Comedy, Food, Drinks, etc. And there is cash price available for best couple.

Internationally Acclaimed Entertainer MC Day Announces Worldwide Tour and Karaoke Comedy Extravaganza

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