Not a bad way to captivate your fans and keep them warmed up for the main album. Singer, Djinee will on December 6, drop a mind-blowing pre-album - a collection of five songs off his forthcoming album. With two tracks, "We dey here" and "Lovers' rock" leading the pack, fans will be impressed by the effort.
The handsome and gifted singer who made a splash into the industry with the song 'Ego' has also announced his new website, www.iamdjinee.com, a portal that will address and query the stereotype in music and society. The songs will be available for download on the website.
And to his fans who has been keeping it real through the years. Djinee says "I am excited as I share some of my new songs with the fans – those who stay true to music."
Three players have been shortlisted for the FIFA 2012 Ballon d'Or award. Iniesta, C Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The award has over the years become a benchmark to determine the overall best player of the year.
Let's take a look at the trio's plaudits this year. Iniesta has not done bad for himself, he might not have recorded or record many goals, but the Barcelona midfielder has been nstrumental to most of the goals scored in and outside Camp Nou, worthy of note is his sublime passes/dribbling skills . He picked the European best player at the just concluded Euro 2012 world cup.
Real Madrid hitman, Cristiano Ronaldo has equally had and still having an awesome season, netting most goals in his club. Ronaldo this year created an outstanding record as the first Portuguese, infact the first player in the history of the competition to score against all 19 rival teams in one season.
His Barcelona Nemesis, Lionel Messi isn't taking the back seat either. Messi has remained sensational, breaking series of goal-scoring records. Some awards he clinched this year include Pichichi award, LaLiga player of the year award amongst others.
Will Iniesta pick his first, Ronaldo 2nd or Lionel Messi his 4th Ballon d'Or gong? Keep those fingers locked. The winner will be announced by January 2013.
The 2012 edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards took place on Sunday 25th November 2012 at the Porsche Showroom Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The award which was organized to reward outstanding female celebrities in different endeavours had the following high profile celebs in attendance Tiwa Savage, Monalisa Chinda, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Beverly Naya, Emem Isong, Joseph Benjamin, Toyin Lawani, Yvonne 'Vixen', Eni Balogun and many more.
LIST OF WINNERS
Female Photographer of the Year: 1. Folake Akinola 2. Yetunde Babaeko WINNER 3. Ty Bello 4. Toni Adefuye
Female TV Presenter of the Year:
1. Helen Paul – Jara- WINNER 2. Eku Edewor – Studio 53 Extra 3. Layole Oyatogun – Page 3 4. Dolapo Oni – Studio 53 Extra 5. Ify Onyegbule – Women of Substance
Female Radio Presenter of the Year:
1. Valerie – Cool FM 2. Joyce – Cool FM 3. Fade – Beat FM 4. Toolz – Beat FM 5. Titi Adelabu – Inspiration FM 6. Pauline – Wazobia FM 7. Uche – RayPower FM 8. Moyo & Mofe – Star FM 9. Fisayo – Smooth FM 10. Aderonke – Smooth FM 11. Kaylah – Cool FM- WINNER 12. Ify Onyegbule – Radio Continental
Female Fashion Designer of the Year:
1. Kiki Kamanu of Kiki Kamanu 2. Tiwa, Teni & Aba Sagoe of CLAN 3. Bridget Awosika of Bridget Awosika 4. Funmilayo Déri of Funlayo Déri 5. Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa 6. Caterina Bortolussi & Francesca Rosset of Kinabuti 7. Lanre DaSilva Ajayi of Lanre DaSilva Ajayi 8. Uju Offiah of Meena 9. Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh 10. Orire Omatsola of Ré Bahia 11 Folake Folarin-Coker of Tiffany Amber 12. Ronke Ladipo of Rouch 13. TYL 14. Kenny Okorie of Keto Couture- WINNER
Female Entrepreneur of the Year: To be chosen by Exquisite Magazine and the ELOY 2012
Female Banker of the Year -Mrs Mariam Abubakar
Make-Up Artist of the Year: 1. Lola Maja-Okojevoh- WINNER 2. Kunbi Fashakin 3. Eni Balogun
1. Ini Edo (I'll Take My Chances) 2. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (Maami) 3. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (Married But Living Single) 4. Nse Ikpe-Etim (Phone Swap) 5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Ties That Bind) -WINNER
Female Music Artiste of the Year: R&B: Mo'Cheddah Asa Tiwa Savage - WINNER Goldie Waje Chidinma
RAP Sasha, Eva-WINNER Muna
Beauty Brand of the Year:
1. MUD 2. X-Pression 3. Sleek-WINNER 4. BM|Pro 5. Orekelewa by TARA 6. Lise 7. Amigos 8. Nobel Hair
Brand Ambassador of the Year
1. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (Klin) 2. Ini Edo (Chivita, Glo & Nobel Hair) 3. Monalisa Chinda (Glo) 4. Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha (Harpic) 5. Stephanie Linus (Kanekalon)-WINNER 6. Sasha P (Samsung) 7. Tiwa Savage (Pepsi) 8. Omawumi Megbele (Mortein)
Female Movie Producer of the Year.
1. Emem Isong (I'll Take My Chances)- WINNER 2. Blessing Egbe (Two Brides & A Baby) 3. Chineze Xandria-Anyaene (Ije) 4. Chinwe Egwuagu (Mr & Mrs) 5. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (The Return of Jenifa – TROJ) 6. Uche Jombo ( Damage)
Star actress and singer, Kate Henshaw has signed an endorsement deal with a UK based perfume brand-Blessings Perfume. (Sounds like a Christian brand)
The perfume line is owned by a Nigerian based in the UK and the product is basically sold in London. Though details of the worth of the deal is kept under wraps, from the look of things, it's a lucrative one
Come this thursday, two of Nollywood's renowned actresses, Tonto Dikeh and Uche Jumbo will be hosted by the biggest entertainment industry weekly celebrity party, E-Rave at Club Rumours, located in Ikeja GRA.
The weekly show which is an initiative of Klick Promotions in partnership with Ruff Sounds and Nasville Entertainment will be hosted by popular comic act, MC Abbey; other top acts, comedians, artistes, DJs and other great entertainers will be on board.
These accomplished actresses will tell their fans how they began their acting journey, their latest projects and what they should expect from them in an atmosphere that promises to be exciting and fun-filled.
E-Rave has in the previous editions hosted the likes of Trybe records lord, eLDee The Don, Nigerian's most prestigious DJ, DJ Jimmy Jatt and the talented comedy act, Julius Agwu.
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PHOTOS: ACTOR, FEMI BRAINARD AND UCHE NWOKOCHA'S TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY
Oladipupo Adelaja Emmanuel stage-named Largeman has returned with a smashing single "KULUBO" meaning Shake It.
The Ogun state born singer who draws inspiration from the likes of Wyclef Jean, Fela Anikulapo, and Tuface Idibia amongst others has followed up on the success of his debut single "Do Something" featuring veteran rapper Ruggedman.
Largeman, who currently has three singles to his credit is pitching his tent in Gbedu records. Two of his singles have been nominated in the 2012 Gbedu Awards staged for the first of Dec, 2012.
His newest hit, "Kulubo" was produced by renowned producer, "Young D".
Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon needs no introduction, you know he's never short of grammatical bullets. Here's his latest offering and the topic is on Pastors and Private jets. Pls get me an interpreter and wake me when you're done reading *yawns*.
"I cast my vote for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare in their demosthenic vitriol against spiritual megalomaniacs whose modus vivendi has become increasingly byzantine and repulsively narcissistic.
We must all begin to deprecate this razzmatazz and Nestorian braggadocio in the "HOUSE OF GOD" because when there is no difference between the values of a Pastor and a typical Nigerian Politician, then it's truly a bolekaja ambience"
*stretches* Done?? So what was his tirade all about??
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CRISTIANO RONALDO DONATES GOLDEN BOOT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN OF GAZA
Talk about breaking new grounds! Light-skinned actress and producer, Rita Dominic has been nominated in the Best Actress category at the Kalasha Film and Television Awards (KALAFTA).
It would be recalled that the Imo State indigene was in Kenya sometime ago for a new flick, 'Shattered'. The awards is being organized by the Kenyan Film Commission and it will hold in Nairobi, Kenya on December 8.
Very devastating but we're thankful no life was lost. Fast-rising star, Idris Oshingbade popularly called Karat Kid was attacked last night on his way back from an event somewhere around Ikeja.
He was waylaid, bundled out of his car, stripped and beaten and stripped of his personal effect. One of his crew members narrated the ugly incident.
"We had almost gotten to Idris' house, very close to the estate gate, They flagged us down, we stopped thinking they were Police officers, they were armed all through.
They came to the car, dragged idris out and started beating him while they made us all lie flat… At the end they left with his Blackberry phone, wrist watch, my iPAD & drove off. The injuries weren't so severe on idris, but he is still in shock though he is better now"
We wish him speedy recuperation.
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PSY'S GANGNAM STYLE IS THE MOST WATCHED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
Most people may not really understand why this Gangnam style song went viral. It sounded pretty odd the first time I saw it (especially the choreography) but you certainly can't deny the fun. Its interesting and addictive.
The video which was released in July has emerged the most watched video on youtube, it recorded 806.3 million views. The news was announced by the Korean singer Psy. Not bad :)
Although three dolls were made in her likeness in 2000, she approved the idea of two more dolls before she died. And now she's got two commemorative ones. One was named after her popular fragrance, White Diamonds while the second bears the name Violet Eyes. Both are sold for $125 and $150 respectively.
While White Diamonds, represents her contributions to the lives of people infected with HIV and AIDS, the Violet Eyes doll represents the exact shade of her eyes, i.e Violet.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: THANKSGIVING FEAST FOR GENEVIEVE NNAJI
Colombian star, Shakira has been slammed with a $100 million lawsuit by her ex-boyfriend for breach of contract.
Shakira and Antonio de la Rua dated for over 10 years and parted ways in 2010, they vowed to remain friends and continue as business partners. Antonio is suing the pregnant singer for failing to pay him a share of her business profits even after he helped her secure a $300 deal with Live Nation.
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CLATTENBERG VS CHELSEA: MIKEL OBI HAS A CASE TO ANSWER
Finally, referee Mark Clattenburg has been cleared of the racism case. But Mikel Obi has a case to answer as he's been accused of using racist language towards the former during Chelsea Manchester United clash.
And funny enough Mikel didn't even hear anything, Ramires told him Clattenberg called him a monkey. On impulse, he barged into the ref's room to make a little trouble. That action according to FA is a breach of FA Rule E3
The troubled coach who has refereed any game since the whole issue started will officiate on friday.
On his freedom, Clattenburg said: 'I am looking forward to putting this behind me and concentrating on refereeing in the Premier League and other competitions.
'To know you were innocent of something but that there was the opportunity for it to wreck your career was truly frightening.
Racism has no place in football and this experience should not discourage those to speak out if they genuinely believe they are a victim of abuse.
Hell No, they won't be posing as mannequins throughout the whole show. But Kim and Kourtney Kardashian went through some crazy experience just to promote their new 'Khourtney and Kim take Miami' reality series. But I love the fact that they picked a unique approach.
Khourtney described the experience as crazy. " For this shot, we had to climb up a ladder in the rain in tight dresses, which was scary, but even more scary was standing up on the overhang of the roof with strong winds and rain. What a crazy
fabulous day! We shot with photographer Brian Bowen Smith, who has this crazy wild energy and made the shoot day so
Meanwhile speculation is rife that Kanye West might stop Kim from featuring in the reality show permanently.
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2012 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST UNVEILED
Needless to say eviction in reality shows is quite inevitable. Less than a month after the 2012 housemates of the Next Movie Star were ushered into the camp, six housmates have gotten the boot. The eviction didn't come at once. Four of the prospective actors, Alabi Folake, Tonia Ese Oria-Arebun, Ifovboa Ehijemen Jude and Esigbone Ejiro Kingsley, were the first set to bow out.
Just when the remaining housemates were trying to come to terms with this sudden turn of events, Chimezie Okeke and Million Santong, were evicted after recording low votes.
Explaining reasons for the eviction, the associate producer, Uche Sam-Anyamele said, "At this point, the housemates are aware that not all of them can make it to the finals; evictions have to happen and nobody is immune to it. More so, the fate of each housemate is in the hands of the teeming viewers of the show, not the organisers."
He said further that the evicted quartet failed to live up to expectations when it mattered most, which did not go unnoticed by viewers. "Their votes in the week under review were very low and therefore had to be evicted," Sam-Anyamele averred.
Speaking after the eviction, Ejiro, a 500 level student of University of Benin, said, "I didn't expect my journey here (NMS) to end so soon, but I must confess that I have gained a lot in the past few weeks; from the training and grooming to being in the House proper, it has been a worthwhile experience."
To Chigbufue Bridget, "It is all a game. Some people will lose and some will win, everybody cannot win the NMS."
The show is gradually getting into the final rounds, the remaining housemates have been digging into the depth of their artistry to ensure they remain in contention for the Brand New Jeep, cash prize, movie roles and other accoutrements that come with being winner of the Next Movie Star.
The NMS is broadcast on television stations across Nigeria like Galaxy, Silverbird, and MITV and many more.
But you know she is, right? And she actually looks like Stephanie Okereke-linus a bit (in this picture tho). Anyways, this is a promo shoot for the "Dr Bello' film the established actress and ambassador starred in.
Oh Not again! O_o. Following their disgraceful loss to Juventus last night, Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich has opened the exit door to coach Roberto Di Matteo. This is coming six months after he helped them to win their first Champions League cup.
Ex-barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, might pick up the baton.
But really, who can now coach that club for at least 3 years without being sacked?
Very hasty decision!!!
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PROMINENT MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, FELA DUROTOYE SETS NEW WORLD RECORD
Actor, Joseph Benjamin recently pioneered a team 'Help Kogi" to deliver relief materials to flood victims in Kogi state.
The team; consisting of Joseph, Darey, Jaywon, Malik, Cordelia Okpei, and MoEazy
were welcomed by Governor Idris Wada and his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi.
"It was something that had to be done. I rallied my friends and we gathered resources to offer what we could to the victims of the flood. We hope that beyond what we have provided, that the victims are able to get their life and sustenance back as alleviation measures are in place to tackle the issue"," Joseph Benjamin stated.
Governor Idris Wada expressed his
gratitude to the team, commending their efforts and empathy towards the
plight of the state.
My basketball coach use to say that, "finding your way to the top is much easier than staying there". In the case of Iyanya, only time will tell if he has found his way & how long he can keep on his championship belt. Even though the panelist have a different idea.
Songs reviewed this week
2) Bez --- The good, the bad, and the ugly (cikko dance remix)
3) Remince ft saucekid and Iceprince --- 2 mush 9remix)
4) Dj case ft Waje --- Number1
5) Flowsick --- Carry go
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DAVIDO, D'BANJ, ICE PRINCE OTHERS SHINE AT THE 2012 CHANNEL O MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
The ninth edition of the annual Channel O Music Video Awards took place in Kliptown, Soweto on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Hosted by South Africa's Bonang Matheba and Ice Prince from Nigeria, Nigerian entertainers clinched a total of 7 awards. One of the biggest winners include Davido, who notched up a win in the Most Gifted new comer of the year.
I believe a lady would win this reality show some day. But till then, let's applaud the boys. 24-year-old Paschal Ojezele has won the Gulder Ultimate Search season 9.
He found the Gatekeeper's Fortune and went home with N9m, a brand new 2012 SUV and a N500,000 'swagger allowance'. The first runner-up, Onyinye picked up N3m prize money plus an additional N1m for as the last female contestant standing.
This year's show was held at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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FELA DUROTOYE'S GEMSTONE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TO MAKE HISTORY WITH GLOBAL READING FESTIVAL 2012
The Fela Durotoye-led Gemstone Group will on Saturday November 24, 2012, launch their first-ever simultaneous global reading of a book - "17 Secrets of High Flying Students" in 17 cities in Nigeria and 17 countries across the world at the same moment in time (via live streaming).
The event promises to be an epoch-making one as the reading would be done simultaneously, taking into account, the different time zones of each reading centre. Therefore, while the reading takes place in Nigeria by 12 noon, other locations like Ghana would be 11am, South Africa at 1pm, Malaysia at 7pm, Maryland (USA) at 7am, etc
The organisers of the festival, the Gemstone Leadership Institute is a social enterprise that focuses on raising exemplary leaders of excellence, at all stages who will be committed to building desirable societies.
The organisation is focused on building people into super-achievers and responsible leaders, build corporate organizations into global market leaders and responsible corporate citizens, as well as assist governments in developing blue prints and programs to create an environment for their people to do great things.
The Gemstone Global Reading Festival is aimed at highlighting our employee volunteering scheme (EVS) project.
The EVS is a mentoring platform that connects exemplary professionals from all works of life with secondary school students, to enable these professionals share their life's stories and success secrets and most importantly inspire the students to appreciate the importance of academic excellence to living their dreams and attaining success in life.
The volunteer professionals will use the book "17 Secrets of High Flying Students" as the tool for connecting with the students and sharing their success principles. Over a period of the reading festival each volunteer will go to one or more schools between 7:30am-8:30am and read a chapter of the "17 Secrets of High Flying Students" to the students and then proceed to share how the nuggets and principles in each chapter has helped them to achieve academic success and ultimately career success.
The I7 Secrets of High Flying Students has received a wide acceptance and commendations. Some of the significant endorsements received have been from the Federal Ministry of Education under the leadership of Dr. (Mrs.) Oby Ezekwesili, (Former Minister of Education and now retired Vice President of the World Bank) as well as the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation under the leadership of Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Akunyili, Former Minister of Information.
The book has also received endorsements from many renowned leaders including; Pastor E.A Adeboye (General Overseer, Redeem Christian Church of God Worldwide) who was named one of the "World's Fifty Most Powerful People" by Newsweek Magazine, USA (January 5, 2009).
The author of the book, Mr. Fela Durotoye is a renowned expert in the areas of leadership development and national transformation. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gemstone Group comprising the Gemstone Nation Builders Foundation and the Gemstone Development and Management Company.
He is a renowned and internationally acclaimed Transformational Speaker, often referred to as Nigeria's Foremost Motivational Speaker. In 2011, Fela Durotoye was recognized and awarded by the World Youth Federation for Peace as a UNITED NATIONS YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE.
For the Reading Festival, each reading centre will host a celebrated or renowned personality as a Lead Reader. Confirmed Lead Readers include; the First Lady of the Lagos State - H.E. Dame Emanuella Abimbola Fashola, The First Lady of Kwara State - H.E. Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed and a host of others.
There's also a strong expression of interest from the office of the First Lady of Cross River State even as we expect to receive positive confirmations from the offices of the First Ladies of Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers and Imo states.
They also aim to set new world records in the following categories; The Most Number of Children Being Read to by an Adult (Currently 4,222 People); The Largest Book Reading Event By An Author (Currently 5,406 People); The Largest Global Reading Lesson In Different Countries Simultaneously (New Category).
The Global Significance of the Event After setting the world record attempt, intend to use this historic platform as an opportunity for a call for World Peace. This would culminate in the ringing of the "Peace Bell" at 12:00noon GMT simultaneously across all our reading centres. Furthermore, they intend to mobilize and inspire 1million people across the world to join us from their homes, offices, etc in ringing the "Peace Bell".
For more info, contact The Project Manager, Rotimi Eyitayo GEMSTONE GLOBAL READING FESTIVAL 2012 Block 113, Plot 12, Afomata Street. Lekki Phase-1 Along Lekki-Epe Expressway telephone : 0708 863 4447; 0805 561 7348; 0809 939 2281 e:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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234GIVE.COM; AN ONLINE CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING PLATFORM BERTHS
For those who love giving but find it a little bit difficult to go or locate a charity organization near them, 234Give.com; a stress free & credible online platform has been launched. It provides online fundraising tools to enable the electronic collection of donations easily.
234Give is the first organization in Nigeria aimed at channeling the power of the Internet for online giving, with the intent to focus is to support fundraising and charitable giving online.
234Give's involvement with charitable causes has inspired them to create new ways for individuals to locate, learn about, and support charities at anytime.
234give.com links charitable organizations,fundraisers (individual and corporate) and donors, and empower them to amass funds significantly more than is possible through conventional channel for specific projects.
To locate,support and also add any charity/cause visit www.234give.com Follow @234give on twitter
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VETERAN ACTOR, PETE ENEH DIES AFTER AMPUTATING LEG
Few days after he got one of his legs amputated, veteran actor, Pete Eneh has passed on. The actor who's mostly known for his "gentle father" roles in Nollywood movies reportedly died today in Park Lane hospital, Enugu.
May his soul find repose!
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PHOTOS: OBESERE, W4 VISIT NEXT MOVIE STAR HOUSEMATES
The Paramount King of Fuji Music, Abass Akande Obesere and Afro hip hop star, W4, stunned and surprised the 2012 Next Movie Star housemates when they visited the NMS House as special guests at the first Thank God It's Friday night. This is a night usually reserved for the housemates to unwind and let their hairs down in an atmosphere of unbridled fun and revelry.
And over the years, the producers have ensured they invite rave musicians to party with the housemates during the TGIF. Dressed in a well-cut blazer atop a checkered shirt and black pant, the Fuji music star was ushered into the warm embrace of the housemates who shrieked and screamed on sighting him.
The reception was no less overwhelming for W4 whose real name is Adewale Adepoju. Settling down to chit-chat with the excited and enthralled housemates,
Obesere said, "I have followed the success story of the Next Movie Star since inception and I am proud at how far it has come. Some of you may not know but I am also an actor and when I see young people wanting to go into the profession, I advise them to endeavour to get the requisite training and education. I'm happy that these are what the producers of the NMS are offering young Nigerians. Please, grab all that you can from them and know that only one person can win the ultimate prize. Your own victory is in what you leave here with in terms of the training and experience, which would set you apart when you enter into the (entertainment) industry fully."
On his part, W4, who has been enjoying increasing mainstream acceptance since the release of his hit single, Kontrol, also advised the housemates to remain focused because the entertainment industry is not for the indolent.
"It's a tough world out there but you are lucky because you would be coming in with a lot of skills and experience which your being in the Next Movie Star offers you. Make use of the opportunity and take 'Kontrol'."
Thereafter, Obesere removed his blazer and dug into his rich repertoire, belting out melodious and dance-worthy Fuji songs, songs that have earmarked for him a prime place in the Hall of Fame of Nigeria's music icons.
Even without instrumentals, the housemates who did not understand the Yoruba language could not help but dance unabashedly to the former lewd lyricist's music. W4 did not allow the more experienced Obesere to outshine him as he also did two songs from his burgeoning repertory.
On behalf of the housemates, Ojikemba Jude, thanked the guest artistes for their presence, commending Obesere especially for how he has been able to struggle through a deprived childhood to be a successful music star.