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TOP NIGERIAN ARTISTES THRILL FANS AT THE ZENITH BANK ASPIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL

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It was a night filled with magnificence and splendor as music lovers and fun seekers were treated to topnotchentertainment at the Zenith Bank Aspire Music Festival which held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The musical festival lived up to its billing as the most anticipated entertainment event of the year, as the audience were treated to electrifying and captivating musical performances by Nigeria’s top artistes including Olamide, Flavour, Phyno, Niniola, Mayorkun and Rema.

Also on hand to anchor the event and thrill the audience with rib-cracking jokes was Kenny Black, while celebrity hypeman, Do2dtun, revved up the crowd throughout the night.

Indeed, the crowd could not have asked for a better and more enthralling night as the artistes took to the stage one after the other treating the audience to their majorhit songs. From Olamide’s rave-of-the-moment song“Pawon” to Rema’s “Dumebi”, Niniola’s Maradona, Mayorkun’s “Mama”, Phyno’s “Fada Fada” and Flavour’s “Ada Ada”, the audience well held spellbound throughout the night and got real value for their time.

The breathtaking festival, which is one of a series of events lined up by Zenith Bank to usher in “Style by Zenith 2.0”, the bank’s annual lifestyle fair which takesplace towards the end of the year, will no doubt linger in people’s memories for many years to come.

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UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

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UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

UK-based Actress, Oluwajuwon QUADRI to give marriage a second chance?

 

 

This might be the moment of joy for one of Nollywood favourite actors, Oluwajuwon Quadri as she is about to give marriage a second chance.

The mother of one who is based in UK, recently posted a picture ring on her micro-blogging page; Instagram with caption ‘marriage again..!’ but those who are close to her in the Queensland disclosed that actress who has been rumoured to have intimate relationship with ace actor Femi Adebayo is indeed giving marriage another shoot.

 

 

 

 

According a source in UK, juwon is in a serious relationship with a UK-based businessman and she flaunted it at her last movie premier; Jibola, which hosted numbers dignitaries here in London.

The actress fondly called Juwon is a producer with many film productions to her credit such as ‘Okan Mi’ ‘Fikemi,’ ‘Igboran,’ ‘Etan,’ ‘Adanwo nla,’ ‘Ewawumi,’ ‘Orun,’ ‘Odun marun,’ ‘Tianshi,’ ‘Secret of tomorrow,’ ‘Eku Imura.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oluwajuwon who is the CEO of TGL Logistics company based in London, gained prominence after the release of her debut film as a producer, ‘Okan mi,’ in 2014.

She has remained a positive force on the scene.

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Anambra Born Model, Biana, Wins 1st Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty & Empowerment Reality Show

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Anambra Born Model, Biana, Wins 1st Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty & Empowerment Reality Show

Princess Rosula Mku-Atu Honoured as Miss Arts Nigeria 2022 Woman of the Year Award

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Anambra Born Model, Biana, Wins 1st Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty & Empowerment Reality Show

 

 

The 1st Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 has ended with an Anambra indigene, Biana Adaeze Oranu, crowned as the winner.

Queen Biana Oranu also known as Angel is a 20 year old native of Abate, Idemiri North LGA in Anambra State, who resides in Lagos. She’s a model under the management of FIC Models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel is a reserved lady who during her stay in camp during the reality show was giving her best to every activity, she earned the interest of the judges and the crowd at the grand finale, hence, got her cumulative score rise above other contenders on the show inspite of recording low marks through voting.

The show which is aptly called MANBERS ’22 is an empowerment and beauty reality show aimed at empowering the Nigeria girl-child through the beauty of arts and skills acquisition. It is by all means an avenue for the Nigerian girl to showcase and put to good use her creative talents as a tool for promoting national unity through promotion of the nation’s vast cultural heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANBERS is a brainchild of Oshodi Arts & Culture Gallery Foundation, a foundation owned by Oshodi Arts Gallery, reputed as the largest Arts collection centre in Nigeria.

30 finalists were camped for 14 days in Lagos to embark on a journey of skills acquisition, promotion of the Nigerian cultural diversity and building unity and cordial inhabitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the camping, the 30 finalists had myriad activities as they worked together in groups named after legendary amazons in Nigeria history, Ladi Kwali, Margaret Ekpo, Queen Moremi, Queen Amina, Queen Nana Asma’u, and Flora Nwapa.

Every group is saddled with different tasks to measure and inculcate the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, to achieve the objective of the show which is to make the Nigerian girl-child independent, the contestants were taken through 6 skills, Make Up, photography, Batik, painting, catering, and social media marketing.

The ladies had a lot of fun in camp while they played games such as puzzles, local games, dancing competitions, and dramatic performances. They also had a feel of Lagos as they paid a courtesy visitation to the CEO of AKModel Groups and cheered themselves at Dan & Den Club, Beachside, Elegushi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a colourful and tense moment during the grand finale ceremony as the 30 finalists, representing different States in Nigeria, cheered their fans and the judges with their beauty and cultural outfits. The finalists took everyone back to their source with lots of thrilling dance performances and songs.

The event became tense as it was time for the 8 carefully selected experienced professionals from different fields to judge, decide the fate of the 30 finalists and pick the 8 title holders. The 30 finalists are Abidemi Adegbasa (Miss Arts Imo), Biana Oranu (Miss Arts Anambra), Elizabeth Adekunle (Miss Arts Abuja), Joy Yakubu (Miss Arts Kogi), Ayomiposi Balogun (Miss Arts Nasarawa), Christianah Adenuoye (Miss Arts Benue), Oyinkansola Olatoye (Miss Arts Ogun), Boluwatife Bayode (Miss Arts Niger), Jennifer Otor (Miss Arts Delta), Oreofe Oguntola (Miss Arts Oyo).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others include; Fathia Tijani (Miss Arts Ebonyi), Damilola Oloruntoba (Miss Arts Bauchi), Kolade Oshadare (Miss Arts Ondo), Nancy Idara (Miss Arts Akwa Ibom), Oluwakemisola Adesoba (Miss Arts Ekiti), Damilola Balogun (Miss Arts Sokoto), Mary Bamilosin (Miss Arts Kebbi), Bukola Agboola (Miss Arts Plateau), Faith George (Miss Arts Katsina), Ayomide Omotunde (Miss Arts Taraba), Clear Nwonye (Miss Arts Enugu), Oyindamola Bakare (Miss Arts Kaduna), Victoria Atitebi (Miss Arts Adamawa), Omotolani Adelakun (Miss Arts Eko), Pearl Praise Samuel (Miss Arts Edo), Faith Ozehudu (Miss Arts Abia), Oreoluwa Bamidele (Miss Arts Kwara), Pearl Ikhioya (Miss Arts Rivers), Regina Abisha (Miss Arts Cross River), and Comfort Akerele (Miss Arts Osun).

The top 8 contestants of the show were decorated, Oreoluwa Bamidele as Miss Arts Etiquette, Abidemi Adegbasa as Miss Arts Natural, Oyinkansola Olatoye as Miss Arts Tourism, Oreofe Oguntola as Miss Arts Culture, Ayomiposi Balogun as Miss Arts Unity, Omotolani Adelakun as Miss Arts 2nd Runner-up, Elizabeth Adekunle as Miss Arts 1st Runner-up, and Biana Oranu was crowned Miss Arts Nigeria 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top eight were selected among the 30 finalists of the show based on the cumulative score of their camp ratings, voting, and judges’ decisions on the Grand-finale.

The winner of the maiden edition, Biana Adaeze Oranu, who represented her State of Origin at the show, Anambra, was presented with a brand new car, a year’s salary of N1 million, 200k wardrobe allowance, an all-expense-paid trip to some tourist sites in Nigeria courtesy of the sponsor Oshodi Arts Gallery, a plot of land at Lekki corridor courtesy of AKModel Groups, and an all-expense-paid trip to Malaysia courtesy of Erelu Funmi Rotiba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the runners-up go home with a cash prize of N750,000 and N250,000 respectively plus a plot of land each at the Lekki corridor courtesy of AKModel Groups, visitation to tourist destinations in Nigeria. Other title holders of the show will be receiving N20,000 each in recognition of their creativity and talents.

Also honoured alongside the beauty queens is the Astute, industrious philanthropist, Princess Rosula Osula Mku-Atu, who was honoured as the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 Woman of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The head of the production company, Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, Olubode Mac Oserinde congratulated the winners and the finalists of the Miss Arts Nigeria Beauty and Empowerment Reality Show 2022 and advised the beautiful ladies to be catalysts of developmental change.

He also appreciated the brand supports of the show, Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Authority, Seven-Up Bottling Company, Primero Transport Services Ltd., Waptv, Shorjay Makeovers, Sangloos Media, HipTv, La Beauty Collections, Steve Ray, Beeth Concepts, Coach JonnyB, Olayinka Adire Allabela, Olumide Faturoti, Epee Tech Solutions, AKModel Group and a host of others for their relentless efforts and support with the search for the Miss Arts Nigeria 2022.

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TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D’CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

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TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D’CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

 

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

 

Omoniyi Idris Oluwatosin, better known as D’code, is a hip-hop act cum model. He’s also into acting, and has equally been doing well. Omoniyi is also the owner of D’code Foundation, a charity outfit that has been putting smiles on the faces of the needy since its establishment till date.

In this interview with The Message International online a couple of days back at an event in Lagos, the 2018/2019 Mr Universe, Osun state, a content creator, top model and Ambassador for the less privileged opened up on a number of issues, including his career, love life and why he’s passionate about making others happy and more.

 

 

 

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

 

 

It’s been a long while we heard about you, what’s happening now, career wise?

Actually, I have been kind of mute for some reasons. It’s not as if I have quit music. I am still into entertainment, but there are some things I got to just need to sit down and strategize about. So, I still do music. And apart from music, I am also a professional model, and I got signed to Black Dove modeling agency. I still do the acting stuff too, though not as before because of my modeling career which now takes largest percentage of my time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a time we saw one your posts on Instagram where you’re reaching out to the less privileged, what’s the motive behind that?

That’s true. I have been busy with that for about one and half years back with my charity Organisation, D’code Foundation, helping the less privileged, including, aged women between the ages of 60 and 80 or more and children ranging from one year to five years. I have been supporting the kids with books, water bottles, school uniforms and all that while I also empower the aged women by giving them some little cash to start or support their various businesses. I realized that when they come to you today, and you give them N1000 each, they come tomorrow and you give them N1000 each as well. One day, you will surely be tired of doing that. So, the best thing is to find out from them the kind of petty businesses they can embark on for their survival. So, I empowered about 20 aged women. I gave them N50000 each to start small businesses that at least will be putting foods on their tables.

 

 

 

TOP MODEL CUM HIP-HOP ACT, D'CODE STATES REASONS HE ENJOYS HELPING THE LESS PRIVILEGED

 

 

 

 

Is there anything you intend gaining from all these because a lot of people might have been thinking you have hidden agenda?

Nothing like hidden agenda. I am not doing it because I want to gain anything from giving out to people. I have been doing that for about 10 years, and I have not looked back. One thing is that my greatest joy us when I make others around me happy. If I can earn like, for instance, N100,000 from a modeling job, I don’t think giving 30% of out can affect me. I believe the more I give, the more God will keep blessing me because givers never lack. So, I am not doing it because I am looking for any political appointment from any government or individual. I am not getting any support from any government agency or Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). I just believe in putting smiles on the faces of the needy in my own little way, and God has been helping me on that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learnt you got married not long ago, how would you describe your love life now?

Yes, I got married about two years ago. Being married us a very beautiful thing, especially when you get married to your best friend. Someone that supports you in all you do, someone that keeps praying for you. So, it has been beautiful because my wife and myself run my organisations together and other stuff as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What next now in your agenda, especially as regards your charity stuff?

Now, I have about 10 kids I just discovered. They have not been going to school. I want to put them in school and take care if all the expenses that may be involved, including school fees, stationery, school uniforms and all that. Also, I have up to 20 women that I want to support their businesses too. That’s my plan for this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That means you do all these monthly?

Yes, I touch different lives every month with the little I am making from my modeling career. Not that I have the money, but I enjoy sharing with others the little I am making. And I have the belief that God will bless me in return, even in multiple folds.

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