It was three days of fun-filled celebration extravaganza in Emohua Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State as the youths of the community came out en mass to organise a peace carnival to mark the exit of 2017 and to usher in a more peaceful and prosperous New Year.
The event started on Friday, January 5, with a well attended Christain thanksgiving and rededication of the community to God, presided over by the General Overseer of Sacred Flames Int’l Church, Mgbuoba, Bishop Eddy Ogbonna, Rev (Barr) Dan I. Obinna of the Rivers State Ecumenical Centre, Port Harcourt and other anointed men of God.
This was followed by a symposium and a lecture titled ‘Youth Restiveness and its Effect on Community Development’, delivered by Chief (Dr) Esesi Obilor, as well as cultural display and other side attractions.
On Saturday, January 6th the community was besieged by a mammoth crowd of fun seekers from the eight villages of Emohua community made up of both the old and young as well as the rich and the “down trodden hoi-poloi” who were entertained with good music by notable Dee Jays (DJs) as they danced, wined and dined all night.
In an interview with The Tide Entertainment, the Chief Pioneer of the Youth Carnival, Mr Light Ihiechi Olomi said “the carnival is to show the world that Emohua is a very peaceful community and not bad as portrayed by detractors”. He urged them to come to Emohua to see things for themselves.
Mr Ihiechi Olomi disclosed that the carnival started in the morning hours with street parade in all the eight villages of Emohua Community to prove the peaceful co-existence of the good people of Emohua.
“I am happy that the carnival achieved its aim of uniting the youths as the event was hitch-free and a very huge success”, he said.
He thanked the sponsores of the carnival such as Senator Andrew I. Uchendu, Chief Godpower Adum and the Carnival Planning Committee members for their commitment towards ensuring a successful carnival to usher in the New Year. According to him, 2017 was a very good year in the community but hopefully 2018 will be better and more peaceful.
Sunday, January 7, was the grand finale of the three eventful days in the community which saw the finals of the Chief Sergeant Awuse Soccer Cup Competition where Liverpool FC emerged winners after defeating Paris Saint Germaine (PSG) 2-0 at the over croweded ‘Ahia- Ezi’ Field in Rumuche-Emohua.
High points of the soccer fiesta was the handover of the Chief Sergent Awusa Soccer trophy to the winning term, Liverpool FC, presentation of awards, sourvenirs and cash prizes to the best player of the tournament, Mr Adebayo (Isiodu), Highest goal scorer, Mr Precious Bobby Enyi (Rumuohia) and best goal keeper Ovunda Ogbonna (Rumuche). All the recipients were from the winning Liverpool FC team.
Presenting the awards and prizes, renowned Sports Personality and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Prof Okechukwu Onuchukwu commended the players for their wonderful performance and their spirit of sportsmanship throughout the tournament which he said contributed to the success recorded at the soccer event.
Speaking with The Tide shortly after the soccer competition, the cup donor and sponsor Chief (Hon) Sergent C. Awuse, KSC, disclosed that the aim of the competition was to promote peaceful co-existence among the youths and the community at large which the competition achieved throughout the Yule-tide season and beyond.
The overtly elated soccer promoter said “I am very happy that Liverpool won the competition because I am an ardent Liverpool FC fan”. He congratulated the eight teams that participated in the third edition of the tournament for their peaceful conduct. He urged them to embrace sporting activities as a means of developing their mental and physical abilities and to see sports as an alternative to cultism, kidnapping and other social vices, as he assured them that the next edition of the competition would be bigger and better.
Also speaking, a soccer enthusiast and Nigerian Army Legionnaire, Mr Victor Okechukwu Ogbor noted that the importance of sports in human development could not be over emphasised. He said apart from being a unifying factor among the youths during the yuletide period, the peaceful event had shown the world that Emohua is a peaceful place and boasts of legendary hospitality to strangers as against the negative reports from some sections of the media portraying the community in bad light. He commended Chief Awuse for his encouragement of youths development in the community.
It was gathered that eight teams that participated in the soccer fiesta decided to adopt the names of foreign football clubs in order to avoid inter village quarrel as was experienced in previous competitions where the winning teams bragged about their superiority over the defeated villages which brought problems among the players.
N150m Up For Grabs As Access Bank, Star Lager Beer Unveil Promo
Two of Nigeria’s biggest brands are teaming up for a mega opportunity to discover new music talents across the country. The new talent hunt – Access The Stars-sponsored by Star Lager Beer and Access Bank will give exceptional Nigerians the chance to be refined, and empowered to reach superstar status in the music industry.
In addition to the fame of winning the hunt, the sponsors will give monetary awards of up to N150 million, to the winners of the hunt which will kick off this October.
Speaking on the initiative, Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank MD/CEO stated that Access The Stars is borne out of the desire of both brands to continue to connect with people through the one platform they both have in common which is music. “Both our brands share a long history of creating excellent musical experiences for not just own customers, but the wider Nigerian audience and this is us expanding on that,’’ he said.
Access The Stars comes from the desire of both brands to continue to connect with people through the one platform they both have in common – music. Access Bank and Star Lager Beer share a long history of creating excellent music experiences for not just their consumers, but for the wider Nigerian audience.
Star Lager Beer is a well-known name in the Nigerian music scene, with hit concerts like Star Music – The Trek, Star Mega Jam, and famous talent show, Star Quest which was a launchpad for the likes of Kcee, DJ Switch and many more. With their concerts, the brand took stars around the country and gave them the platform to entertain fans in different cities.
Access Bank on the other hand recently made their foray fully into music with the Born in Africa Festival (BAFEST). The much talked about concert had a long list of top-rated stars in Nigeria’s music scene perform at a brilliantly produced event by Livespot360. Before this time, the bank has been a major sponsor of other concerts around the country and is now putting its full weight behind what would most likely be the biggest event in 2019.
Alongside the hunt for new talents, Access The Stars will also reward fans with music performances from A-list artistes in each city the discovery train hits. Much like the now-defunct Star Music – The Trek, acts such as Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Flavour, Phyno, Olamide, Kcee, and more will perform in different cities as Access Bank and Star Lager Beer tour Nigeria to in search of new talents.
Hosting Access The Stars will be music superstar Dare Art Alade, with television host and radio personality, Olive Emodi as co-host. Choreographer and CEO Imagneto Dance Company, Kaffy, Nigerian Music Producer, Tee-Y Mix and Nigerian Music Star, Seyi Shay will judge the talents to be found across Nigeria.
During a press conference to announce the event, Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, said; “we have done this before, but this time, we want to bring something new and more entertaining to our consumers, where they not only enjoy good music but get the opportunity to have their own voices and music showcased to the rest of the world. We are really excited about this”.
The Enemy I Know Hits Cinemas, Today
A new movie, The Enemy I Know, will hit the cinemas across the country today. The blockbuster movie produced by veteran Nollywood artiste, Rita Daniels, will hit the cinemas from October 11, 2019.
According to the mother of the Nollywood fast-rising actress, Regina Daniels, the movie thriller is the first of its kind, produced to give Nigerian movie lovers a value for their money.
Reeling out the synopsis, she noted, “it is about billionaire Anthony Adewale who died under suspicious circumstances. Every member of his family scrambles for his wealth after his death. Who is the enemy within? Let’s find out in the cinemas.
“The movie will be hitting the cinemas on October 11, 2019. It has a very strong societal message. It is about the happenings in our every day life
“We have so far invested over N150 million in the movie product and with what we have invested, we know it is worth it.”
Starring Regina Daniels, Nollywood veterans, Jide Kosoko and Sola Sobowale,, Ken Eric’s, Tana Adelena, Broda Shaggi, hip-hop star, Naira Marley, Nino, Woli Arole, Sammywest, Rita Daniels and others.
The movie was shot in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
“The core lesson in the thriller is that your worst enemy can be very close to you. That person you feel is less important might be your saviour, always be focused,” Daniels said.
Tonto Dikeh Leaks Chat With Mystery Lover
Nollywood actress, Tonto dikeh, may be in love again after she went on social media to reveal her chat with her mystery boyfriend.
In the chat, her boyfriend told her to stop taking his money without seeking his consent first, but she replied that he shouldn’t keep the money where she will see it, if he doesn’t want it to get missing.
“I said stop keeping it where I will see it cause if I see it and you ain’t using it, I take it”, she said.
Sharing the chat with love emojis, Tonto Dike wrote:
“Am I the only one who steals that doesn’t have time to lie about it when caught? Who keeps goat and leaf in one space. My clown my happy”.
However, a social media user, reacting to the post opined that the actress faked the chat just to get attention.
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