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Dangote, Others Storm Omotola’s Birthday Bash

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Although Nollywood star actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s 40th birthday bash has come and gone, it will be talked about for a while because it was not just your ordinary birthday parties, as Nigeria and Africa’s richest man and billionaire business magnate, Alhaji Aliko Dangote turned up at the event dressed in suit, looking very simple as usual.
All eyes were on him as he made his way to his table and every paparazzi present at the event wanted to have a shot of him. Among other crème de la crème at the event are Hon Femi Gbajiamila, Amaju Pinnik, Tony Elumelu and distinguished Senator Ben Murray Bruce of the Silver Bird Group among others.
The event which took place on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Land Mark Event Centre, Lekki was kicked off with performances by ace saxophonist, Tola Zee, Yemi Sax, DJ Humility who played Jamz from the 1980s and 90s with DJ Obi who was at hand to keep the younger ones entertained.
The Omotola’s party was a typical Lagos party which had the likes of D’banj, Sir Shina Petes, Sunny Ade. Even though it was her day and the spot light was on her Omotola and her crew came prepared as the venue looked flawless. The colour of the evening which was actually black and read created a different vibe for the venue. The chairs, tables, stage and lightening could be compared to a dinner party for an international award with so much to eat and drink.
Omotola later performed on stage where she gave a rendition of her song from her last album with the help of a live band and she got everyone on their feet as they sang along. Another Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi who lost her son last year also sang with Omotola, it was really sweet and an emotional moment for everyone.
Other events that took place at the well-attended birthday party was Senator Ben Bruce’s entry drama which ensured at the entrance of the venue when the distinguished senator was stopped at the gate by a female security detail who wanted to ensure that the senator entered with his invitee, even though it was not clear if he had his invitee with him.
It took the intervention of some of the organisers to get a visibly calm senator into the venue.
Another event occurred when D’banj entertained the guest with melodious tunes from his last album and even from his first album which got the guests dancing. As usual, D’banj left the stage to interact with guests, while he was entertaining and got to the table of On Air personality (OAP), Daddy Freeze, he praised him, but before he left, he made comments concerning the tithing controversial issue telling Daddy Freeze that he doesn’t care what pastors do with tithes, but he gladly pays his own tithe.
It was indeed a night to remember with the who is who in the entertainment business, politicians, captains of industries etc, were all there.

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Reno Omokri Writes Open Letter To BBNaija Enthusiasts

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Reno Omokri has written an open letter to BBNaija enthusiasts.
In his letter, the former presidential aide asked ardent followers of the reality TV show to campaign for their businesses as much as they campaign for housemates who do not know them.
His letter reads
‘’Dear #BBNaija enthusiasts,
You see how you campaign for that housemate? Good. Campaign for your success like that. Instead of selling a housemate you don’t know and who does not know you, to me, use that time and energy to sell a product you can profit from to me. Do not be afraid of business or think that it is wrong to make a profit. It is not wickedness for lions to kill and eat antelopes. It is life’s natural order. Don’t be sentimental in business. Set your price competitively. Make your profit. Don’t exploit customers. But dont cheat yourself. A lion that does not kill will itself be killed!’’

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A review Of Tiwa Savage’s Water & Garri EP

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Nigerian multiple award-winning artist Tiwa Savage returns with a brand new extended play “Water & Garri. This comes less than a year after the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album “Celia”.
Water & Garri, a five-track body of work features Grammy Awards winner and veteran rapper, Nas, singer Brandy, the Nigerian underground artist Rich King and Alte singer and soul music stunner, Tay Iwar.
Since her return to Nigeria in 2012, Tiwa Savage has raised the bar for female artists. She embodied the almost frowned on sex symbol attribute in the music industry, her music is filled with flirting words and expressions. No wonder when she called herself African bad gyal, no one disputed the assertion.
Garri is a staple food among Nigerians, water is used to take or make Garri. The title as used in this context refers to her mashed style and global collaboration. She sticks to her heartfelt style in the course of making this album.
Tiwa Savage infused Rnb/Soul with Afro-fusion. The end product is a 19 minutes run of music with themes detailing heartbreak, love, hard work, perseverance, etc.
Nas and Rich King were on the opening track “Work Fada”, the pensive and reflective song preaches hard work and perseverance with Nas almost going preachy in his thought-provoking verse.
The six minutes long track is the perfect opener to the avarde garde album, who opens an EP with this type of lengthy play? Only Tiwa Savage could do such, the theme is distinct and it’s a well-calculated risk.
In 2016, Tiwa Savage’s marriage with talent manager Teebliz hit the rock. Five years later, she seems set to speak her truth. She reveals a little on the Interlude on her last album—Celia. On Water & Garri, Tiwa Savage dedicates two tracks to that ugly incident.
Ade Ori is a soft-light take on past relationships/marriage. She is now independent while she is hopeful about future handling. The lyrics drip with pain and regretful lines.
Tale by Moonlight was a popular weekly storied program on national television. Tiwa Savage details her fairy tale love expectations on this soulful 90s house music. Even though she flirts and gushing about the guy, she is cautious. Amaarae’s whispery vocals compliment Tiwa Savage’s flirt takes.
Seven years ago, American artist Brandy visited Nigeria. At a press conference before her performance at Classic FM Valentine show, she revealed she loved Tiwa Savage’s vocals, she liked it to a 14-year-old. Unknown to her, Tiwa Savage considered the Grammy Winner her role model and one of the reasons she is into music.
When they finally collaborate on “Somebody’s Son”, it is a perfect blend of two songstresses.
They complement one another, Brandy even sings in Yoruba. This track is one of the up-tempo songs on the EP. Its production is filled with Drums and mellow strings. Somebody’s son retains the themes of Ade Ori: it pleads for reciprocal love.
Tay Iwar and Tiwa Savage jointly closed the EP with a rollercoaster of deep expressive expressions. The horn-filled disco makes it sounds like a potential track for a Friday night out.
Veteran producer Pharell Williams called this project a classic but the fans failed to realize his caveat of it not becoming commercially viable. Tiwa Savage is unbothered if her recent promotional talks are anything to go by.
Water & Garri explores Tiwa Savage Rnb/Soul forte with an infusion of Afro-fusion, the EP is a dart between hope and despair. The production is pristine, however, the songwriting is underwhelming.
The featured artists almost overshadowed her. Although it’s obvious that this project is destined for the international market, the collaborations could have been lesser.

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Wizkid Makes History As ‘Essence’ BeComes Most Shazam Song In US

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Nigerian singer, Wizkid has made history in the United States.
The Grammy award-winning superstar made the history with his hit single ‘Essence.’
The 31-year-old father of three registered his name on the book of musical history when ‘Essence’ was announced the most Shazam song in the United States of America.
Apple-owned Shazam, through its Instagram account, announced Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ as the most Shazamed song in the country.
The app, which is used to identify music and TV shows by listening to a short sample of their audio, posted a pictured Wizkid with the caption: ”Big Congrats to @wizkidayo!! #Essence is now the most Shazamed song in the United States.”

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