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Rivers Bubbles With Yuletide Festivities …As Beach Parties, Carnivals Dominate Celebrations

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Christmas and New Year celebrations are here again and everybody is feeling the excitement and catching the fun this season offers.  Although, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has been agog with series of festivities  in the last few years starting from the centenary celebration of Port Harcourt City, to CARNIRIV and now Christmas and New Year celebrations  is celebrated as a special season in human existence.

Apart from marking the birth of Jesus Christ, beyond the Christain sphere, people celebrate Christmas as a special time when families friends and relatives embark on holidays or visits and exchange gifts and goodwill.

This years celebration is not an exception as the ever busy  roads and streets of the of the city of Port Harcourt as most of the residents have travelled out.

Our investigations reveal that this years Christmas and new year celebrations seem to be most celebrated in the rural communities, towns and villages were majority of the city dwellers have returned to, this has increased the population of the communities this period with it is equally an increase in the tempo of celebration, fun and merry making.

However, in these towns and villages, beach parties and carnivals of all sizes and standards dominate the yuletide celebration most of these carnivals, such as the Buguma beach carnival, Okrika beach party etc attract international artistes and comedians, some parade local artistes, while others made do with studio Djs.

Fireworks, popularly known as “Knock out” or “banger” is another event that dominate the celebration.  The shooting is not only a continuous exercise, but the defeaning sounds of these knockouts can be heard from every nooks and crannies of the communities creating an impression of a communal war. Surprisingly most of the people including adults seem to be enjoying it.

According to a community chief from the Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA) Rivers State, who pleaded anonymity shooting of knockout is a universal practice during Christmas and new year celebration.

There cannot be a valid celebration without it, it has become part of the culture this time of the year, infact, knockout is synonymous with Christmas and new year celebrations.

It was also observed that the once popular street parties that dominated Christmas and new year celebrations in most streets of Port Harcourt and villages seems to have been abandoned this year  as only few street parties were held.  Most of the organisers of the beach parties who were international on the issue adduced reasons why beach parities were prepared this year.

According to them, beach parties prevent prying eyes of parents most of whom come to the street parties to chase away their daughters, so the beach parties provide more privacy, enough space to dance and catch fun as well as averts the various restrictions that most communities and government place in street parties.

Apart from the beach parties, cultural displays, masquerade dances also played prominent roles in the festivities as well as football matches, wrestling contests and other side attractions.

While the villages bubbled with festivities, the few residents of the city who could not travel out also had fun in the numerous existing spots and locations in the city including amusement and the thence parks where parents, Children and families visit to unwind with great supply of toys, amusement related devices and games.

Cinemas such as the Silverbird Cinemas and Genesis De Luce Cinemas located at former Obiwali Cultural centre, Abonnema Wharf road and Tombia Street respectively are another beautiful place where families and loved ones visit.  Apart from visiting the cinema for movies, there are special booths and spots around most cinema houses that offer a number of services, foods and drinks.

Bars and lounges also add to the fun of the season especially as visitors are offered lots and loads of music with variety of drinks and fun, while for the flight crawlers, Night life in Port Harcourt this period and always is unique, vibrant and explosive wherever one finds, himself, he is sure to enjoy the infectious rhythm and beats of the clubs and bars.

In Port Harcourt, loads of musical shows have also been organised in various parts of the state capital at different times and places to entertain people this yuletide. It provides a beautiful avenue for families, friends and lovers to share pleasant times together.

There are also children shows and funfair children are the most excited people during Christmas and new year celebrations as it provides them the opportunity to visit relatives enjoy the holiday, have access to plenty food and drink, stay at home with parents and visit fun grounds.

In all, this years celebration is rated one of the best in recent times as it was not only celebrated under a peaceful atmosphere.

It was the centenary Christmas celebration with lot of glamour and fun fair it is therefore a historic Christmas for the people of Rivers State.

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I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.

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Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque

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It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.

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Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary

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On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.

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