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Rastafarian Tasks Reggae Artistes On Concerts

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A Port Harcourt-based showbiz personality and Reggae artiste, Ras Arthur Umeh has expressed delight over the vibrant entertainment industry in Rivers State, particularly the music clan which he said has produced notable musicians in the country.

He said “our artistes are doing very well and are competing favourably with their counterparts in other states”.

Ras Umeh who spoke with The Tide Entertainment recently, contended that reggae music in particular had not done well in recent times, because most music fans in the state prefer Hip-hop, RnB and Gyration music which he said had taken centre stage, while Reggae is facing serious decline.

According to him, Rivers State can boast of good reggae artistes, but due to lack of funds and encouragement they have not been able to release new albums or to organise regular shows which will help to revive the music genre and make it more appealing to fans and music lovers in the state. He maintained that a Port Harcourt-based reggae outfit, Isroko Sound Production has done a lot to promote reggae music in the state through various concerts and urged others to emulate the organisation.

On his exploits in the industry, the Rastafarian said he started playing reggae music in 1981 at the age of 13 years and through the music he had visited 18 countries in the world including England, Holland, Germany, Australia and Ghana amongst other. He also speaks nine languages which include English, Arabic, Shanty, French etc.

The reggae master also has some albums to his credit such as “Voice of Zion released in 1997, under the defunct New Dove music label and ‘Voice from the Ghetto among others. The Okija, Anambra State-born reggae star stated that today he is into music production and assisting to bring up budding reggae artistes through promotions and recording of their songs.

He said as a Disco Jockey (DJ) he has played in many nite clubs in the Garden City such as the defunct O.J. Maroni, Studz Aristo House Emma Chez and Tariebi Gardens. Others are Lulus, Nite Bus, Bootleggers, Maxi class, Mr. Smith Muriela, Rollingstone and D-Daniels amongst others.

The showbiz personality stressed that before now, one could easily count 20 nite clubs within Port Harcourt metropolis, but today most of them have been closed down while only a few are now functional. He however, remarked that though nite clubs business in the state had declined, the state is still a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry in Nigeria.

The seasoned musician enjoined musicians in the state not to relent in their chosen profession because there is always light at the end of the tunnel. He stressed that music is an enviable profession and musicians are well respected all over the world. He said apart from the fame and wealth it gives to the artistes, music also contributes to the economic development of the country and generates employment opportunities.

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BBNaija 2020: Ka3ina, Lilo Become First Housemates To Be Evicted

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Ka3ina and Lilo last Sunday became the first housemates to be evicted from the BBNaija ‘Lockdown’ house.
There was a twist in the eviction show for this year as eviction power is taken away from the viewers and left the fate of the nominated contestants in the hands of their fellow contestants.
The host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, further shocked the house when he announced that it was going to be a double eviction. He said this after unveiling Lilo, Eric, Ka3ina, and Praise as the least voted housemates of the week.
Biggie also said this year, all the housemates except the head of the house and deputy will be up for eviction every week, hence, the viewers need to constantly vote to keep their favourite contestant in the house.
For Lilo and Ka3ina, the higher majority voted out Ka3ina and Lilo, who Ebuka announced as the first Lockdown housemates to leave the show.
Lilo is a 23-year-old dietitian based in Lagos, Nigeria. Lilo, as she prefers to be known, is also an entrepreneur and describes herself as “a product of God’s grace”.
Lilo hails from Ibadan, Oyo State, where she attended the Vale College, Ibadan, and graduated from Babcock University in 2018 where she studied food and nutrition.
Kate “Ka3ina” Jones (26) is an entrepreneur from Rivers, Nigeria. She describes herself as a strong woman who wants more from life. Her dream is to be famous and own the biggest luxury fashion brand in the world.

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Monarch Calls For Tourism Development In EMOLGA

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As the good people of Emohua community in Emohua Local Government Area (MOLGA), Rivers State celebrate the return of peace and harmony in the area, the monarch, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Eze Amb VCB Okor, (Mgbo XII) has appealed to the state government to consider the development of the abundant tourism potentials in the area in order to boost economic activities and generate employment for the youths.
The monarch who stated this during a recent interview with The Tide Entertainment in his palace at Rumuche, – Emohua, disclosed that the community is blessed with historic tourist sites such as beaches, artifacts and rivers which include the Oduoha, Isiodu and Ogbaizari beaches, the new Calabar River, ancient markets and historic land marks among others which he said are tourist attractions that could be harnessed.
He called on investors to utilize the opportunity of the peaceful and enabling environment to invest in the community. He said as a community that is known for her legendary hospitality, conducive weather and arable land, good returns on investment is guaranteed”.
Eze VCB Okor noted that the people of Emohua are reaping the dividends of the peaceful co-existence as it has ushered in a new dawn of development and prosperity as well as security of lives and property. He lauded the financial support and selfless sacrifices of Ohna Sergent Awuse and Ihiechi Olomi who championed the peace process. He urged other well meaning sons and daughters of the community to emulate their benevolence and philanthropic gestures.
The Emohua monach also commended Governor Nyesom Wike on his developmental strides which have transformed the state and restored the lost garden city status of Port Harcourt. He also thanked the governor for carrying illustrious sons and daughters of the community along in his administration as well as his road projects and other developmental initiatives which have given the community a face lift.

 

 

Jacob Obinna

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PH Fans Celebrate 50 Cent @ 45

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American rap star, Curtis James Jackson III, popularly known as 50 cent who hails from Queens, New York City, United States of America, who clocked 45 years recently has been celebrated by some of his devoted fans in Port Harcourt.
According to one of the fans, Maxwell Chinedu, popularly known as ‘Maximum’ who spoke with The Tide in a recent interview, ’50 cent is a role model who has inspired many youths through his exploits in the entertainment clan.
He described him as a “pride of the black race” in America as he has achieved a lot within his 45 years of existence on earth; while another fan, Princewill Reuben, a Port Harcourt based upcoming artiste said, 50 cent inspires him in the music industry as he draws inspiration from his achievements which he described as unprecedented. 50 cent also known as Ferrari F. 50 in the music industry shot to fame when he was discovered by legendary rapper Eminem back in 2002. He became one of the world’s best rappers and rose to prominence with his album titled ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. It was produced by Dr Dre. The album was released on February 6, 2003. One of the most-famous songs in the album was in ‘Da clu’b.
50 cent has won several awards including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard music awards, six world music awards, three American music Awards and four Bet Awards. The veteran rap star has sold over 30 million albums worldwide during his career and was ranked the sixth best rapper (behind Eminem and Nelly) by Billboard.
F 50 has also appeared in the semi autobiographcal film, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005) the Iraq war film home of the Brave (2006) Rigteous kill (2008) and Den of thieves etc. He is also the executive producer of power on starz and for life on ABC Net work.
He also gained a lot of accolades from his performance in power, he played the role of gang star who was among those who posed a threat to the main character ‘Ghost’ played by actor Omari Harwick.

 

 

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