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How Night Life Thrives In PH

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Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital is a bubbling city where night life and entertainment thrive. The city was founded by Lord Frederick Lugard in 1912 and named after the then Secretary of State for the colonies, Sir Lewis Viscount Harcourt in 1913. The purpose then was to export the coal that Geologist Albert Ernest Kitson had discovered in Enugu in 1909.
The city was later used as a base for military operations against the central forces in German Kamerun (an area that covers part of modern day Camerooon and Gabon) during the first World War. After the discovery of crude oil in Oloibiri in 1956, Port Harcourt exported the first ship load from Nigeria in 1958.
Today, Port Harcourt is widely known as Nigeria’s Garden City, the pearl of the Niger Delta region and home of the black gold (oil) and gas in the country.
It is the third most developed and flourishing metropolis in Nigeria after Lagos and Abuja and arguably, the hub of oil and gas in Africa.
Apart from oil and gas, the city is also popular for her vibrant entertainment industry and late night activities. Port Harcourt has one of the best night life in the country from sophisticated hot spots that attract a celebrity clientele to small after hour bars where fun seekers go to enjoy undiluted fun and entertainment. The diverse night clubs, dancing bars and other hangouts, give you a taste of what the city’s night life offers.
The city bubbles from Monday to Sunday from 9.00pm till dawn; there is no doubt that Port Harcourt residents love fun as the clubs are always filled to the brim and the best Deejays (DJs) in town thrill their customers with various genres of music. The customers are also entertained with exotic wines and alchoholic beverages while the operators smile to the banks at the end of the day.
Most of the popular night clubs are located at the GRA axis of the city. Among these banging clubs are Play House, Liquid Lounge, Ediz Wine Bar and Champaign Lounge, Cassablanca, and Grendale. Others include X Lounge, Night Box, Boomerang, etc. There are also the dancing bars and other swinging hangouts with their cosy environment and mesmerizing lightening.
Comedy shows are also held in the night hours to provide all round fun as most of the fun seekers look out for such events where they listen to rib cracking jokes from seasoned humour merchants. On such events, there are no dull moments.
Another boost to night life in the city are the cinema houses. Due to the return of the cinema culture to the city which suffered decline decade ago, watching movies on Television is now regarded as old school. The big screen now trends. Apart from watching foreign soap operas such as Zee World and Telemundo Channels that hold most ladies captive, movie buffs prefer the big screen. Apart from entertainment, going to the cinema for most young people has become a life style and with movie premiers becoming a major item on the events calendar. It also afford them the opportunity to relax and in most cases make new friends as well as business contacts.
Among the popular cinemas in the city are I Cinema, Stadium Road, Silverbird Cinema at Abonnema Wharf Road, Genesis Deluxe Cinema located at Tombia Street, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, Film house Cinemas and Pepperoni Cinemas at Azikiwe Road and Eliozu, Port Harcourt respectively.
The hustle and bustle of the Port Harcourt City night life make the city the darling of all fun lovers in Nigeria who troop into the city on daily basis, foreigners inclusive. The bubbling and vibrant city life has indeed endured in Port Harcourt, especially for those who regard the city as Nigeria’s entertainment haven and a city to beat if you are looking for the good things of life.

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My Victory Resulted From Steadfast Prayers, Says MBGN Winner

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Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, yesterday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers.
Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the journey.
According to her, she was victorious because of the steadfast prayers, love and support that she received from well wishes.
She said, “The little girl in me is screaming with joy at this new reality of mine. I’m sure my dad is with the host of angels in heaven celebrating me!
“I am so grateful to God most importantly for this opportunity and the hand of favour He placed upon my life. I am a living testimony of his divine work.
“To @silverbirdgrp , all our sponsors and partners, thank you all for this opportunity. I promise to maximize it to my fullest potential.
“This victory was a result of the steadfast prayers, love and support. I pray that God will find a way to repay everyone who contributed in a thousand folds.”
Madubuike would be representing Nigeria at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on December 16, 2021 in Puerto Rico.

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Nigerian Female Celebrities Are Not Prostitutes -Movie Producer

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Nigerian movie producer, Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam has debunked the idea that successful women in the entertainment industry earn their money through questionable means.
The Public Relations expert took to his Instagram page yesterday to condemn Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, who in her Instagram stories wrote that “being a female celebrity in Nigeria is more like an advanced prostitution.”(sic)
“To say her post is uncharitable to women is stating the obvious. What is more uncharitable is the fact that she is a woman (that, I believe because these days, you never can tell), “ the producer said.
He added, “What you are implying is that all these successful female celebrities, both in entertainment and outside entertainment are prostitutes, got to where they are, or are maintaining what they are by prostitution? Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Naming celebrities such as Linda Ikeji, Toyin Abraham, Funke Akindele-Bello, and Ini Edo, the Dear Affy producer attested to lucrative means by which several female celebrities he has worked with, make their money.
He said, “There was a time someone called me to say Linda Ikeji must be doing fraud or advanced prostitution to make the kind of money she has, that year, Linda was charging 50k per post (now it is 150k). I asked the person to open the blog and we did counting of sponsored post for that day as at 6pm, Linda has done about 20 sponsored posts. That year, Linda was raking in about 2 million daily. Before Covid and after, Toyin Abraham was making over 5 million monthly.
“About 10 years ago, we struck a major deal for Ini Edo, my first cut in the money was over 1.5m. Till date, Ini is making legitimate money quietly and in quick succession to have warranted talk that she’s the richest actress in Nigeria. About two or three years ago, Funke Akindele Bello made over 1 million USD from just one of her projects.”(sic)
Also mentioning the likes of Kemi Adetiba, Uche Jumbo, and Lizzy Jay, Bigsam said, “If you see all these women living life and living well, don’t let your limited brain deceive you that they only make it by gracing beds of powerful men (some of these men actually live off them).”
“Women are doing well and it is possible for the upcoming one to do better without turning to prostitution,” he continued.
He further encouraged ladies to ignore the claims by Nnaji as “she doesn’t know what she’s saying.”

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Wizkid, Omah Lay Bag High Nominations In AFRIMA 2021

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The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’. Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.

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