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How Anambra Stood Still For Burial Of Obi Cubana’s Mother

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Anambra state literally stood still last weekend, as Abuja based billionaire business man and night club owner, Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana and his wealthy friends and associates stormed the sleepy farming village of Oba in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State for the burial of his late mother, Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu who died in December 2020 at the age of 78.
    The burial ceremony dubbed burial of the year is still the most talked about event in Nigeria’s social circles and the social media. From the over 400 cows donated to the host, the more than N300 million raised by his committee of friends, to the 67 private jets that landed in Oba, to the fleet of over 500 luxury cars, the burial was a Jamboree of sorts.
      The night club boss who had his mother’s face engraved in a diamond pendant with a neck piece worth $100,000 stated that the opulence with which he buried his late mother will make people hungry for death, despite the criticisms by some people over the display of wealth and affluence, it is quite obvious that Obi Cubana’s late mother’s burial has raised the bar too high for any one aspiring to beat his unprecedented record in the country.
    The burial ceremony attracted the who is who in the society, including top government officials, seasoned politicians, captains of industries, veterans of the entertainment clan, civil society groups and cultural dancers as well as security operatives, among others.
      The burial turned to a mini concert as A-list music stars, Davido and D’banj performed to the amazement of the humongous crowd that graced the event. The Tide gathered that not even Wizkid’s 31st birthday on Friday which coincided with the burial was enough to kill Cubana’s shine as some critics described the burial as “lavished display of wealth”.
        Born Obinna Iyiegbu on 21th of April, 1975 the graduate of Political Science from University of Nigeria, Nsukka started his career in 2006 when he formed a club called Ibiza Club in Abuja as he sought to satisfy the yearnings of fun seekers. Following the remarkable success made from Ibiza Club, he established Cubana, a hospitality club that provides all round entertainment and satisfaction in 2009.
   Cubana was first established in Owerri, Imo State, today it has spread across various state including Lagos, Abia, Enugu and Rivers. He is currently working on Cubana Dubai and Cubana real estate. His clubs across the country are worth over $2 billion, while his network is estimated at $500,000,000.
     The socialite, Obi Cubana has won several awards and recognitions to his credit which include Ghana’s Achievers Award 2017, and Democracy Hero’s award 2018, among others.

By: Jacob Obinna

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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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