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Behold, Top Five Musicians From Eastern Nigerian

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Though Lagos remains the entertainment capital of Nigeria, it is merely a melting pot for all within the Nigeria showbiz space. It is on record that the beauty of Nigeria lies in its immense diversity with over 500 ethnic groups, each speaking a distinct language or dialect.
Over the years, Nigerian music has evolved into an intriguing blend of the various indigenous language fused with a dash of  pidgin English, this has produced a sound unique to Nigeria. It is no surprise that Nigerian Afro-Pop music is widely celebrated across the continent of Africa and beyond.
It has become impossible to separate a Nigerian singer from his ethnicity from the Jos-flavoured Northern rhymes of chocolate city’s M.I. Abagan Ice Price and Jessy Jags to the Lagos Street flows of Olamide and his YBNL crew; our varied culture and language have set Nigerian sound apart from the rest.
Here are the top five Nigerian musicians from Eastern Nigeria that hold sway in the Nigerian music industry.
(5) Tekno
The pana crooner has burst onto the scene with hit song after hit song for the last 3 years.
(4) Flavour
Born in Enugu as Chinedu Okoli in November 1983, Flavour is a Nigerian singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist and performer.
(3) Phyno
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born in October 1986 in Enugu and bred in the city. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003 as a student of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, he later relocated to Lagos to continue his music career.
(2) P-Square
The Okoye brothers of Peter and Paul were born on the 18th of November 1981 in 20s, but hail from Ifite Dunu in Anambra State the twins started performing at many shows as kids mimicking Micheal Jackson’s dance moves. After spending most of their early life finding their feet musically, in 2001, P-Square won the ‘Grab Da Mic competition and a reward, Benson Hedges sponsored their debut album titled “last Nite”.
The brothers have gone onto bigger things, in 2007, they released their best selling album ‘Game over’, it has sold over eight million copies worldwide. Though initially the duo focused on pop sounds, more recently they have released songs more reflective of their  Igbo heritage with hit songs. ‘Bank Alert, “Nobody ugly’ among others.
(1) Don Jazzy
Collins Micheal Ajere popularly known was born and raised in Lagos. At the age of 12, Dan Jazzy began to play the bass quiter. He also gained knowledge of percussion and traditional music instruments, Ajereh. He enrolled in business management students at the Ambrose Alli University Eupoma, Edo State.
He alongside the former partner D’Banj founded mo’ hits records label and after it broke up, Don Jazzy founded Mavis, a reward label he has turned into one of Africa’s largest record houses and home to Dijaetal.
Critics may say he should not be on this list though primarily, a music producer, Don Jazzy simply oozes creativity, he is not your regular producer, most of his hits are laced with his unique vocals. He has also featured in a number of chart topping songs such as the mavin crews.

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Blood Sisters Hits New Milestone, Netflix’s Top 10 List Of TV Shows

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Nigeria’s debut Netflix original series ‘Blood Sisters’ has hit a major global milestone with a highly coveted spot on Netflix’s top ten global list of TV shows.
The series released on May 5 is currently number nine on the list with 11 million views recorded in its first week.
Confirming the series latest milestone, Executive Producer, Mo Abudu, wrote on Instagram:
“Blood sisters has made the netflix top ten global list of tv shows, with eleven million hours viewed in the last five days in our first week of launch.this is our time, a tv show made in nigeria for the world.
“From the analysis of this list, we have performed better than some shows made in the UK and the United States of America!!! Last but not the least, I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone that has taken time to watch. Thanks for taking Blood Sisters to the world.”
Written by Craig Freimond, ‘Blood Sisters’ follows best friends on the run after one accidentally murders the other’s abusive fiancé, hours to their wedding. The four-part limited series is directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang with creator credits going to Temidayo Makanjuola.
The series stars Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime in the lead with Kate Henshaw, Kehinde Bankole, Gabriel Afolayan, Daniel Etim-Effiong, Wale Ojo and Genoveva Umeh in supporting roles.
Since its premiere, the series has topped the charts in over 20 countries including the United Kingdom and France.

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We Know Nothing About Genevieve’s Condition -Actors Guild

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The Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has reacted to rumours about the health status of actress, Genevieve Nnaji.
The star actress with about 8.5m followers on Instagram deleted her pictures and video on the platform after she shared some cryptic messages.
This has raised concerns about her safety.
Reacting to the development, the President of the AGN, Emeka Rolland, told The Tide source that he was not aware of Genevieve’s exit on Instagram.
“I will have to reach out to her since I am just getting this news from you now. I have not learnt of that.
“I’ll reach out to her to know whether she is safe or not after your call. I cannot just conclude with hearsay or rumour,” he said.

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Songs, Praises As Church Celebrates Mothers’ Day

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Last weekend witnessed harvest of songs and thanksgiving as the Baptist Convention Worldwide celebrated this year’s annual Mothers’ Day with the theme: ‘Women as Family Backbone’, amidst thanksgiving, praise and worship in all the Baptist Churches across the state.
In his sermon, at the First Baptist Church, Rumuche Emohua, Rivers State, the Clergy, Rev. Dr Paulinus O. Ezeonye, said, “The day is set aside by the Baptist Convention Worldwide to honour women globally for their numerous contributions towards maintenance of peace, upkeep of the family, well-being of the society and the propagation of the gospel of Christ across the world.”
The event featured gospel music fiesta, Coral rendition, Thanksgiving and Awards, among the awardees was Madam Justina Morrison Ehuruche who was elevated to the position of “Ezinne” which literally means Good Mother, Women Leader, one of the highest recognitions for women in the church.
The Vicar said the award to Madam Justina Morrison Ehuruche was based on her outstanding performance and selfless service to the growth of the Baptist Church in Emohua Community and the well-being of members of the church, among others.
The Reverend described Ezinne as a virtuous woman, as he maintained that the honour bestowed on her was well-deserved. To buttress the action of the church, Rev (Dr) Ezeonye quoted Proverbs chapter 3 vs 27-28 which states, “Do not withdraw your good to those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neigbhour go and come again tomorrow when you have it with you”. He also stressed that the divine gesture would spur other women to work harder in the Lord’s vineyard.
In her vote of thanks, Madam Justina Morrison Ehuruche thanked God and the church for lifting her up among women and promised to work more for the growth of the Christian faith in Emohua Community because to whom much is given, much is also expected.

By: Jacob Obinna &Nancy Briggs

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