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Nigerian Artistes Top AFRIMMA Nominees List

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watchers have argued that for now, the creative industry in Nigeria is like America to Africa and many African-based artistes emulate their Nigerian counterparts in a bid to succeed in their career.
The recent nominations revealed by the organisers of African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) revealed the strength of dominance by Nigerians. Among the Nigerian nominees into the 26 categories of the reward scheme include Flavor, Davido and Wizkid, who are contenders in the Artiste Of The Year category.
The trio who will be battling one another in that category will also contend with other artistes namely: Diamond (Tanzania), Sarkodi (Ghana), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Anselmo Ralph: a dor do cupido (Angola) and Jagwa (Kenya).
The highly competitive list also has four Nigerian acts namely, Wizkid, Nyanya, Davido and Flavor, two Ghanaian artistes, Sarkodi and Shatta Wale, an Ivorian act and DJ Arafat competing in the best male West African category.
In the best female West African category, the battle will be among Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and Chidinma. Ivory Coast’s Teeya, Benin Republic’s Sessima and Ghana’s Efya.
Other categories of the award include best male East Africa to be contested by Diamond, Platnumz (Tanzania), Ben Pol (Tanzania), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Wyre (Kenya), Navido (Uganda) and Jackie Gosee (Ethiopia). Best male Central Africa with Fally Pupa (Dr Congo), Stanley Enow (Cameroon), Ferre Gola (Congo), Privato Niyintunze (Burundi) Anselmo Ralph (Angola) and Sine (Cameroon).
According to the founder /CEO of Big A entertainment, Mr Anderson Obiagu. The event will not only celebrate the Music of Africa, but celebrate the unique sounds, culture and artistes who tell the story of our country as a whole. He stressed that AFRIMMA represents growth, celebration and it is pushing the culture and music of Africa continuously forward for the better.
It was gathered that the event slated to hold on July 26th 2014, at the Eiseman Centre, Richardson Texas, will feature spectacular performances from top artistes from Africa including a duet from hip hop star, 2 Face Idibia, and Grammy award winning rapper Faheem Najia aka T. Pain.
Mr. Obiagu disclosed that the event will be hosted by comedian, Basket Mouth and actress Juliet Abrahim. Other artistes who will perform at the event include Iyanya, Stanley Enow, Flavour, Davido, Diamond Platinum, Fally Pupa, Wyre and Marian Chemmoss among others.
It was learnt that already Arik Air has signed as a sponsor, the Mayor of Richardson, Laura Maczka, has endorsed her support for AFRIMMA, while international television power house, Sound City, has signed in as media partners and will broadcast the event live through out Africa.

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

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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.

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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

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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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