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Timaya’s Plantain Boy Rules Music Scene… Picks N9.5m Escalade jeep, new Lover



It is good time all the way for popular Nigerian dance hall star, Inetimi Odum popularly called Timaya whose fame soars in Nigeria music scene. Recently, he released a new single titled “plantain Boy” from his new album that is yet to be completed. The new single project currently rules the market and music scene raking in millions for the Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa, who feels there is need for him to broadcast his success, with his songs, Obscenely declaring everything from his sexual life to his fleet of cars.

Many are of the opinion that the 33-year-old musician is so full of himself and brags of everything he has. To this effect an older dance hall crooner Nico gravity had released a single titled “I wan finish Timaya’ where he thoroughly Trashes Timaya, warning him not to allow his success get into his head.

In the new single, Timaya sang about how he used to hawk plantain and how he has been able to acquire a lot of wealth today, ‘plantain boy to big boy’, he sang. The Bayelsa State born militant Singer whose love for Nollywood actress EmpressNjamah turned sour when he was allegedly manhandled, hand cuffed and subsequently detained by Festac Police for conduncting hilself in a manner  likely to cause breach of peace.

After his romance with Empress crashed, he decided to put all the show of shame behind him and to continue with his life, to that effect he recently added a new escalade truck valued at N9.5 million to his fleet of cars.

Timaya who is today one of the biggest stars in Nigeria came into limelight with his first major single, ‘Dem Mama’ an account of the 1999 destruction of Odi, a Riverine community in the oil producing Niger Delta by soldiers who were hunting down some people whom they claimed killed 8 police men. The village was burnt down and many people killed. Timaya bravely tackled the topic in his songs years later and won instant street credibility for his boldness.

It is obvious that Timaya is currently the rave of the moment in the Nigerian music scene with a lot of musicians clamouring to do a collabo with him. He has collaborated with J. Martins, Keffe, spyderman, Terry G, 2 shot, KC presh and a host of others.

Timaya was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. As a teenager in Nkpolu Oroworukwo secondary school where he won so many awards in inter school competitions, he later moved to Lagos to stay with his elder sister at his parents’ request in order to complete his secondary education.

In Lagos, he attended Ikeja High School mafoluku. He started his music career with a couple of eary collaborations with some undergrade artistes and was a back up singer for Eedris Abdulkareem.

Recently Timaya performed live at AY show held in Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt where he thrilled the mammoth crowed with some of his hit tracks.

Meanwhile, the news making rounds in the Entertainment industy is that Timaya has found a new lover. According to our source the new babe is said to be still a student in one of the leading universities in the country. The lady was sported recently at Timaya’s house in Marwa gardens Alaska during a musical video shoot of one of the Dance hall artistes parl.

Reports have it that after Timaya parted ways with Nollywood actress he picked another actress, Anita Joseph as replacement, but the truth is that he has found a new lover.

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Stephanie Linus, First Black Recipient Of Lennox K. Black Prize



Nollywood actress and filmmaker Stephanie Linus has made history as the first black recipient of the Lennox K. Black Prize For Excellence in Medicine.

The Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine is a prestigious accolade awarded by Thomas Jefferson University, recognising outstanding individuals.

The actress was honoured with the Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine by Thomas Jefferson University in America in recognition of her outstanding contributions to social activism and impact through her work.

This remarkable achievement, they said, highlights her dedication to societal well-being and marks her as the first Black recipient of this distinguished award.

The Tide Entertainment reports that the Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine is a prestigious accolade awarded by Thomas Jefferson University, recognising individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical field, promoting scientific discovery and advancements.

Named after Lennox K. Black, a Canadian manufacturing executive known for his philanthropic efforts and service on various boards, including Thomas Jefferson University, the prize celebrates excellence in medical innovation and global contribution to health and medicine.

The actress is renowned for her activism and impactful work in areas concerning women’s health and rights, including her efforts to combat issues like fistula and gender-based violence.

According to  the award organisers she has been instrumental in bringing about social change through her films and campaigns. They added that her work extends beyond borders, affecting lives and policies internationally, embodying the spirit of the Lennox K. Black International Prize.

On receiving the award, Stephanie expressed her gratitude and reaffirmed her commitment to using her platform for social good.

“This recognition goes beyond me; it is for all the women and girls fighting for a healthier, safer world. It amplifies our message and our work. It strengthens my resolve to continue advocating for gender equality, social justice, and improved maternal and reproductive health in Africa,” she said

Susan Aldunge, Interim President of Thomas Jefferson University, admired the actress, saying, ‘‘Your ability to educate while humbly addressing the cultural obstacles impeding progress for young women is commendable. Your intelligent, personal take on the necessary human rights changes has deeply impacted all lucky to encounter you. Congratulations once more on this well-deserved award and the acknowledgement of your efforts.’”

Ms Aldunge further said  that Thomas Jefferson University, a leader in medical education and research, hosts the award to underscore its mission of improving lives through innovation in health care.

‘‘The university is proud to honour Stephanie Linus, whose work aligns with Jefferson’s values of creativity, collaboration, and compassion in pursuing excellence in medicine and beyond.

“Awarding the Lennox K. Black International Prize to Stephanie Linus celebrates her achievements and signals a broader recognition of the importance of social activism in medicine and health,” she added.

“Her pioneering efforts continue to inspire and effect change, paving the way for a healthier, more equitable world’’.

Stephanie, who was named Chairperson of the Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) for the Best International Feature Film (IFF) category of the Oscars in August 2023, is best known for her 2015 advocacy movie ‘Dry’, which tells the story of a 13-year-old girl whose parents marry her off to a 60-year-old man, with devastating consequences.

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‘I’ll Continue To Ask For My Balance’ – Phyna reacts.



Winner of Big Brother Naija ( BBNaija) Season 7, Josephina Ijeoma Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, has responded to the recent revelation by Ilebaye, the Season 8 winner, that she received her prize money in full.

Ilebaye’s revelation came just after Phyna had publicly called out the organizers for withholding some of her prizes.

Phyna, who revealed this to Newsmen  insinuated that Ilebaye broke the gender code by announcing that she got her full prize money.

She also stressed that she would continue to demand for her balance, stating that she worked hard for the money during the show’s 72-day duration.

Phyna said then girls take a chill pill. I’m happy you all got your money in full according to you, seems I’m being cheated on then. Women supporting women in the mud.

“I believe I should at least get what I worked so hard for 72 days. You all suddenly remembered your alert screenshots and IG Live………… Common……one among others is 1BTC which is over 80m in today’s market.

“To those who got their money in full
I’m happy for you. As a poor man’s child,  let me ask for my money and other items remaining.,” She added.

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Monarch Pledges Good Governance,  Team Spirit To His People



The Eze  Ogba Iji-nu -Ede, HRH. Eze Barr.(Dr) Temple N Ejekwu, Nye Need Eli Rumuogba Kingdom has reassured his people of good governance and team spirit with a target to always bringing meaningful development to the community.
This was contained in a statement by his Media Team and made available to The Tide Entertainment recently,  after he celebrated his birthday.
The birthday celebration which was said to be exciting and fun too, had attendees enjoyed themselves, as the popular “My  Wife Say”  Band by Richman Oparanma was on ground to entertain the mammoth crowd to the fullest.
The statement said Eze Ogba was much appreciative of his audience who defiled the economic quagmire and graced the occasion even without proper invitation.
According to the statement, such was a prove to the fact that Eze Ejekwu was truly a man of the people.
“The mammoth crowd at the palace of the Eze Ogba was a litmus test to the fact that Temple is a man of the people. No invitation cards sent, but the crowd was over overwhelming”, it stated.
The statement which also elugised all Government recognized Traditional rulers and other Community leaders, who attended the event, assured them of the Eze Ogba’s promise to always do that which will make them proud at all times irrespective of the time or season.
The Media Team via the statement also thumbed up for the management of the Okporo Community Secondary School , especially the Leadership of The Eze BARR Dr Temple N Ejekwu JP ‘ s (House Purple House) which came top at its recently concluded Inter-House Sports Competition.
It noted with joy that the presentation made to the Eze on the said day will remain permanent in the annals of history.
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