A Nigerian from Jos, Mr. Kevin Chuwang Pam, aka King of Swagger has won this year’s Big Brother Africa Television Reality Show making every Nigerian proud as it is the first time a Nigerian is winning the continental contest.
Asked by the press how he feels as the first Nigerian to win the contest, Kevin simply replied, ‘I feel like Obama’, as he collected his US 200,000 grand prize.
The Big Brother Africa revolution, the most loved reality show around the world started on the 6th of September 2009, with 13 boys and after one week 12 girls joined them in the house, making them 25 in number.
In the three months reality show, Nigeria and Namibia had three representatives each while the other countries had one or two.
This is the first revolution with 14 countries including Ethiopia and Mozambique as new entrants.
The show consisted of 40 cameras and the guests were entertained by celebrities such as D’banj (Nigeria), Collo (Kenya) Keri Hilton (America) Kate Mensah (face of Africa 2008) among others.
The real game started with the eviction of the first two boys, Raz Wayae from Ghana and Teddy from Kenya followed by Maggie from Zambia and Edna from Angola.
The house mates followed suite, Phil (Uganda) Paloma (Zambia) Erastus (Namibia), Kaone (Botswana), Hannington (Uganda), Rene (Nambia) Liziwe (South Africa) Quinn (South Africa) Elizabeth (Tanzania), Geraldine Iheme (Nigeria), Jeremy (Kenya), Itai (Zimbabwe), Kristal (Zimbabwe), Leonel (Mozambique) and Jennifer (Mozambique) who left voluntarily after receiving a sad news from home.
The revolution included a twin twist ‘between Erastus and Edward, who played as one but after two weeks, they were not figured out, so they played individual games.
The game continued leaving the big five Kevin (Nigeria), Emma (Angola), Edward (Namibia) Mzama (Malawi) and Nkenna (Nigeria).
The grand finale was on December 6th with an American artiste, Bow wow that performed before the show ended with Kevin emerging the winner.
Tiwa Becomes Ambassador Of Smart Phone Brand
Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage has been unveiled as latest brand ambassador for a popular smartphone brand.
Before her official unveiling, the smartphone had teased its followers to guess who their latest ambassador by sharing a foggy image of the singer.
Officially welcoming her to their fold via its Instagram, as their ambassador for ‘Camon19Launch’, Tecnomobileng wrote: “Queen of Afrobeats! Mama Africa! Multitalented singer! Superstar extraordinaire and confirming the news in the comment section, the “Koroba” singer wrote: “The sexiest phone ever.”
Taking to her social media pages, Tiwa announced to her fans that she is the newest brand ambassador for smartphones.
Sharing an advert snippet of the brand, Tiwa wrote: “This one is highly approved by the No1ABG, Your girl is on board with one of the coolest brands ever – TECNO!
Jungle Justice: Police Order Portable To Report Himself
The Nigeria Police has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The Tide source reveals that Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife’, asking her to advise him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh crooner asked the young man to name his friends whom he was accusing of having no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
As they pounced on the victim, Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death.”
Reacting, the Portable was asked to report to the Ogun State command as the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while describing the act as unbecoming and barbaric, asked the singer to surrender himself or be declared wanted.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person,” Oyeyemi said. statement on Monday.
Davido Earns N144.5m From Boston, Toronto Ticket Sales
Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido, who is currently on a North American tour labelled: “We rise by lifting others”, which began on June 16, at Brooklyn, New York, has made N144.5 million from the sold out ticket sales from History-Toronto, and House of Blue in Boston.
Figures released by SeatGeek showed that the award-winning singer’s tour tickets were generally sold for as little as $41.00, with an average price of $74.00. Davido made $185,000 (N76.8m) and $162,800 (N67.6m), totalling N144.5m based on an average ticket sales rate of N415.37 and the capacities of History (2,500) and House of Blues (2,200), according to BusinessDay.
Reports indicate ticket purchasers would go online to search for ticket prices using sites such as SeatGeek’s Deal Score Function which ranks tickets by value and shows buyers how good a deal they are getting when purchasing tickets.
While speaking with Trevor Noah, the daily show on the tour, Davido stated that his main aim of the North American tour was to showcase Africa in its entirety and to carry everyone along, especially Africans.
Award winning Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke, has offered full scholarship to Suleyman, a young boy who got parallel A1 in WAEC exams.
Despite getting such an impressive result, Suleyman has been sitting at home due to lack of funds to sponsor his education at the tertiary level.
Fortunately for him, Davido heard about his condition and has promised to sponsor him through school and also take care of his allowance and accomodation. Davido tweeted: “We have contacted Suleyman who lives in Ghana and he has been given a full 4/5 year scholarship to Adeleke university.. accommodation and allowance included ! God bless y’all ..”
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