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‘Journalist’, Lawyer In Prison For Blackmailing ODM Publisher, Bishop Dr Chris Kwakpovwe

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A blackmailer who claims to be a journalist has landed in Kirikiri Maximum Prison attempting to extort money from a popular clergy in Lagos through blackmail. Ohio Ojeagbase, 38, walked into the net of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, after perfecting his extortion plot on Bishop (Dr.) Chris Kwakpovwe, the General Overseer of the Manna Prayer Mountain and publisher of the daily devotional, Our Daily Manna. He was arrested alongside a Lagos-based lawyer, Barr. Uche Iloani accused of working together with Mr. Ohio who owns Probiters Report.

Trouble started for Ohio and his accomplice after they had planted a lady in Bishop Kwapovwe’s ministry to function as a staff whose job was to feed them with information that could facilitate their blackmail plans on the clergy.

Rita Ibeni, the staff, who worked in the media department of the ministry for about five years, was fingered after a massive looting of the ODM Video Unit of media and video equipment worth N5.6 million. The main suspect and other departmental staffers were arrested. When she was confronted with evidence of the theft, she absconded from the church office. This prompted her arrest at the instance of the ministry and a case was filed at Area H Police Command, Ogudu, Lagos. Upon her arrest, Barr. Iloani, who claimed to be her counsel, came forward to demand for her immediate release with a plea to the ODM and the ministry that the matter would be settled out of court.

However, as soon as Rita Ibeni was granted bail, the story took a new twist as Mr. Ohio went to work. He wrote a letter to Bishop Kwakpovwe claiming that the latter tried to oppress one of his staffers and that they were going to publish a story in that regard which could finish the ODM Vision which has affected millions of lives across the Globe. According to him, “Whatever we tell the public will be believed since we have 250 million online membership.”  He demanded millions of naira from the man of God if he wanted the story killed. Ohio Ojeagbase claimed he and his accomplice had recorded verbal (audio) conversations between Rita and the bishop where the man of God made sexual advances at the former. However, further probe and forensic examination later, revealed that the recording was fake as the fabricated voice was not the bishop’s.

After series of accusations and threats to publish negative story of sexual harassment and threat to life concerning the Bishop and even threats of kidnap of his loved ones by other faceless members of the group, they demanded settlement to avoid the story going viral, claiming it was not their intention to damage the image of the revered man of God. They also told the bishop they had done a “human google” on him and they knew his worth! At that point, the bishop “smelled a rat” and quickly reported the matter to the police.

The lawyer asked for N15 million (fifteen million naira) for inconveniences tagged as professional fees and the inconveniences his ‘client’ Ms Rita Ibeni had gone through during her arrest, while Mr Ohio demanded for 50% of whatever is paid to the lawyer.

The suspects also gave the man of God the option of handing in original copies of his property documents that they would help him facilitate quick loan from a bank so he could make the payment without stress. That was when the Bishop Dr Chris Kwakpovwe went back to the police to lodge complaints. The police then advised that further calls, SMS or meetings be electronically recorded as evidence, and that was done.

They were, however, rounded up on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 in Ogudu, Lagos, while they were at the agreed venue for the man of God to make payment. Journalists further gathered that they came on that day with two borrowed jeeps.

The case was charged to court on Thursday April 17, 2017 where the suspects were remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prison over their inability to meet up with the bail conditions.

We gathered that Mr. Ohio had earlier blackmailed many clergymen and businessmen in the country.  The suspects, according to information made available to us, were in the habit of planting people in the homes and offices of wealthy men and women, clergy men, business men and women  to plan  how to blackmail and extort money them eventually.

Speaking on the incident at the court premises, the bishop told journalists that he knew that this was a plot to DISTRACT him from the LOOTED VIDEO EQUIPMENT’S CASE, Blackmail/Extort money (millions) from him and discredit him as a man of God, but his proactive approach to get to the bottom before they carried out their nefarious acts stopped them in their tracks. He said he never made any advances and can never do so with the suspected looter of the video unit (the former employee). “I am used to such satanic fabrications, gang-ups, lies, concoctions and distractions! He reminded journalists of a current and lingering court case which involves a lady who took him to court for the ridiculous charge of falling down and breaking her teeth at a Lagos National Stadium programme – World Anointing Night, 6 years ago.
“Thousands of souls came for that programme from 23 countries, 6 years ago. The lady whom I never met, took me to court and she is claiming 22 million damages. The case which provoked nationwide outrage against the lady is still on.”
“As a man of God, such lies, manipulations, fabrications, temptations and battles are expected because the devil is mad and will be mad against any child of God who is living right and who is a terror to his kingdom. But he is only a roaring lion without teeth. Was Joseph not wrongfully attacked and blackmailed by Mrs Portiphar? But did he not sit on his throne at last? I have learnt that in life, success attracts uncommon battles and for every one person who celebrates your success, there are at least two others who are plotting your down fall. Indeed, there are no blue skies without storms but the rainbow is the final bus stop if you refuse to be distracted from your goals! Victory is sure by God’s grace!  I shall make no deeper comments for now since the matter is before the courts.” He said.

 

 

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How Good Music Will Help You To Become Known as an Artist Says Tmaq

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A&R Guru Makinde Babatunde Qudus popular known as Tmaq has revealed what artiste needs to be known.

Tmaq said more than just skills is needed to break out as an artist in the continuously changing music industry, great music that really connects with listeners is also necessary. I can say with confidence that excellent music is the foundation of an artist’s success, I have spent years navigating the complexities of the music industry.

Here are some of the reason :

Authenticity is the foundation of good music. Audiences are hungry for authenticity and uniqueness. Music that is authentic to your feelings, experiences, and distinct viewpoint connects deeply with listeners. Your genuineness distinguishes you from the myriad artists who might be following fads or imitating popular styles.

Music has the ability to arouse feelings and produce enduring memories. Excellent music has an emotional resonance that stays with the listener. Whether it’s happiness, sorrow, love, or rage, expressing these feelings via your music can build a devoted following. People are more inclined to support you and spread the word if they relate to and are moved by your music.

The caliber of your music creation is crucial in the current digital era. In a pool of poor recordings, tunes that are clear, crisp, and well-produced stand out. Investing in a top-notch production shows off your professionalism and commitment to the industry while also improving the listening experience. To make sure your music is well-produced and musically appealing, work with talented sound engineers and producers.

A catchy melody or an impactful line might be what makes a song a hit. It’s critical to write meaningful lyrics and memorable hooks that stay in the listener’s head. Easy-to-remember melodies and lyrics that either tell a gripping tale or make a sympathetic point are hallmarks of good music. This combination has the power to take a song viral and grab the interest of music business insiders as well as fans.

Good music demands constant work and development; it cannot be produced in a single sitting. High-caliber music releases on a regular basis keep listeners interested and create hype for your upcoming endeavors. Don’t be scared to change and play around with your sound at the same time. Developing as an artist helps you stay current in a cutthroat market by keeping your music fascinating and new.

Your brand as an artist is inextricably linked to your music. A strong brand identity is established and reinforced by good music. Whether your music is renowned for its inventive production, distinctive voice, or skill with words, it should always represent and bolster your brand. Fans and industry insiders find you distinctive and recognizable when you have a strong brand that is supported by excellent music.

Music journalists, record labels, producers, and other industry professionals are drawn to great music. When your music is unique, it can lead to a number of options, such as joint ventures, record agreements, and media attention. Gaining notoriety in your field can greatly advance your career by giving you access to areas that will increase your influence and reach.

To sum up, a musician’s career is based on the quality of their music. It is the component that wins people over, commands attention, and leaves a lasting effect. To make your music stand out in a competitive market, as an artist, you should concentrate on emotional resonance, consistency, production quality, distinctive melodies, authenticity, and brand building. Keep in mind that excellent music speaks for itself and creates the foundation for a fruitful and influential career.

Tmaq, whose real name is Makinde Babatunde Qudus, is a well-known music A&R guru with years of experience in the business. He has collaborated with several musicians, assisting them in refining their sound and realizing their aspirations. He is the founder of tmaqtalk.com

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EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

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EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

 

Sam Ifon is a singer songwriter who is based in Birmingham UK.

His songwriting career which goes back to the 90s was inspired by an old friend of his, Mr Bona.

Ade who was simply crazy about music as well as being an authority on the subject.

Sam has two albums under his belt (Freedom & Love at 49) and is

currently working on a third, “Humankind Rich In Colours,” featuring some of his

best compositions to date. Asked what message his recently released song

“Humankind Rich In Colours” sought to convey? He explained that light was

made up of many colours, that upon coming together produce the bright light that overcomes darkness.

Sam has recently started working with some young Nigerian Afrobeat’s

producers and rhythms that have taken many of his compositions to new levels.

Sam plans to incorporate his record label Dancemaster Music Services in Nigeria

 

EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

soon, and hopes that his portfolio of over 400 songs would be made available to

Nigerian artists to interpret and release as their creativity prompts them. Being

a highly rated and prolific songwriter, he looks forward to being able to collaborate with upcoming as well as some of the best Nigerian music artists.

Sam’s new song Happiness is currently being prepared for release by his

engineers and marketing team and should hit the music platforms soon. As can be expected, it will bring joy to all music and dance lovers.

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Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel’s New Blockbuster Movie “Brother Bernard” Before Helping Anyone

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Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel’s New Blockbuster Movie “Brother Bernard” Before Helping Anyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Nollywood’s fast-rising movie producer and actor, Segun Emmanuel, has once again captivated his audience with the release of a new blockbuster movie titled “Brother Bernard.” Following the success of his recent films “Oko Ajara” and “Prank,” which are still trending on YouTube, “Brother Bernard” promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience.

 

 

 

 

Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel's New Blockbuster Movie "Brother Bernard" Before Helping Anyone

 

 

 

 

 

“Brother Bernard” tells the poignant story of a kind-hearted man who dedicates his life to helping others, even when he struggles to provide for himself. As a philanthropist, Brother Bernard makes numerous sacrifices long before achieving wealth. He brings his brother into his home, sponsoring him and eventually encouraging him to marry, covering all the expenses. However, Bernard’s own romantic life is fraught with betrayal; he marries a woman who deceives him when he is poor, and the cycle repeats when he becomes rich. This leads him to vow never to marry again, earning him the nickname Brother Bernard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story takes a dark turn when Bernard’s brother and his wife, who have been living with him, poisoned him. After Brother Bernard’s death, an unexpected twist unfolds, making this movie a must-watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film features a stellar cast, including Jire Ogunleye, Abeeb Alagbe, Zainab Bakare, Segun Emmanuel, and several others. Directed by Ojo Oyebamiji, “Brother Bernard” was released on Wednesday, July 11, 2024, on the Yoruba PRO+ YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this compelling tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and unexpected turns that showcase the depth of human character and resilience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the link below to watch the film for free:

 

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