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Playboy Founder, Hugh Hefner Dies At 91

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The famous founder of the International Adult Magazine, Playboy, Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91. His death was announced by the Play Boy Enterprises Inc. which said the 91 year-old passed away peacefully in his home from natural causes.
In his reaction, Cooper Hefner, his son said he would be “greatly missed by many”. He paid tribute  to his father’s exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer, calling him an advocate for free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.
Hugh Hefner began publishing Playboy Magazine in his kitchen at home in 1953. Playboy became the largest selling men’s magazine in the world shifting seven million copies a month at its peak.
The trail blazing magazine helped make nudity respectable in mainstream publications and made him a multi millionaire. It spawned a business empire that include casinos and nightclubs.
Hefner became famous for throwing huge parties at luxurious mansions in his later years as he grew to live with more than six playboy mansion models.
Hugh Hefner was born into a strict Methodist family in Chicago. He rebelled, spectacularly producing the first issue of  Playboy. The widely acclaimed magazine was adorned with Marilyn Monroe as its first centre fold, the magazine was an instant hit.
It’s huge sales were driven by glossy colour picture of nude ‘playmates’, but it also developed a reputation for fine writing. Norman Mailer, Kingsley Amis and Ray Bradbury were among its contributors.
Hugh Hefner lived the lifestyle portrayed in his Play boy magazine. His Playboy mansion in Los Angelese where he died surrounded by friends, epitomised an adolescent dream.
He claimed to have slept with more than 1000 women and has a reality TV show that has become more popular than any nude or sex tape.
He was attacked by feminists accused of reducing women to sex toys, but he styled himself as the “Godfather of the sexual revolution”.
Meanwhile,  the world has reacted to the death of the life style icon. Celebrities around the world have paid homage to the man who was famous for his wild parties at the Playboy mansion and iconic sexual lifestyle magazine.
In honour of Hefner, here are ten things you didn’t know about the Playboy founder.
Hugh Hefner served in the armed forces during World War II as a clerk and writer for a military magazine/newspaper.
Hugh Hefner does not own the famous Playboy mansion. While he was alive, he lived in the mansion, but he was no longer the owner of the property. Playboy enterprises actually owns the building and recently placed it on sale at $200m.
Despite the sale, the company stated that Hefner had to be allowed to live there.
Hugh Hefner bought plot next to Marilyn Monroe. He was a huge fan of the late legendary actress, Marilyn Monroe. She was even the first cover girl of playboy magazine that later featured others stars.
His love for her made him decide that he would love to spend the rest of her life beside her. Hugh bought the burial plot next to Monroe and would be buried there.
Hugh Hefner kept the Holly wood sign alive. He was also a philanthropist which dates back to the late 70s when the famous Hollywood sign in California came down due to termite infestation. Hugh raised the money needed to bring it back up again.

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Kizz Daniel Set To Drop Two  New Singles

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After kicking off 2024 on a strong note, Kizz Daniel is set to continue his fine form with the release of two new singles titled ‘Double’ and ‘Baby Sha’.
Kizz Daniel made this revelation on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in a post of him and his wife in what seems like a video shoot for the new single ‘Baby Sha’.
The new singles were expected to be released yesterday, May 2024, and they will come off the back of the release of his hit-filled EP ‘Thankz Alot’.
Kizz Daniel has been in fine form in 2024 first releasing the Davido-assisted remix of his hit single ‘Twe Twe’ before sharing a 4 track EP that packed the hits ‘Showa’, ‘Too Busy To Be Bae,’ and ‘Sonner’.
The  Tide Entertainment reports that the award-winning sensation recently marked a high point in his career after a sold-out show at the OVO Wembley Arena in the UK where over 10,000 fans filled up the hall to see him perform his hit single.
Since revealing his marital status, Kizz Daniel’s wife has been a recurring figure in his promotional videos on social media.
Kizz Daniel’s new singles can be expected to convey the groovy signature that combines Indigenous elements with pop music and relatable writing that makes him a brilliant songwriter.

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‘I Was Told Playing Talking Drum Might Prevent Me From Having Kids-Ara The Drummer

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Famous talking drummer and the cultural ambassador of the Ooni of Ife, Aralola Olamuyiwa, simply known as Ara, has recalled how people tried to discourage her from playing the talking drum.
Ara, who is Africa’s first female talking drummer, disclosed that she was told that playing the talking drum might prevent her from having children but she broke the jinx.
”There are some drums females cannot play. I started with the traditional drums. But I evolved over the years. I played different instruments like bass guitar, keyboard, and set drums.
“But I wanted something different, so I started learning how to play the talking drum. People I asked to teach me were skeptical about teaching me because I am a woman. So I am self-taught.
“Although at some point, I was afraid. I was like, ‘what could happen to me?’ They were like, ‘you might not be able to have kids.’ It’s a traditional thing but I broke that jinx,” she said.

 

 

 

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Incompetence, Greed, Almighty Corruption – Charly Boy

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Nigerian singer and socialite Charly Boy has expressed his disapproval of the recent change of the Nigerian national anthem back to the original one.
Charly Boy slammed the change stressing that the national anthem was not a pressing problem for Nigerians.
“Misplaced Priorities, incompetence, greed and the almighty CORRUPTION can never be covered up by false propaganda. My people, What is our major challenge in this country, HUNGER or NATIONAL ANTHEM?”
Charly Boy’s followers took to the comment section, equally reacting to the recent change. A follower commented, “They don’t have bills in the house to sponsor. They can’t even recite the one we have today they want to go to learn the old one written by another man.” “The disconnect between the political rulers and the citizens is alarming,” said a concerned user. “WHICH WAY NIGERIA?” asked another person.
The Tide Entertainment reports that this comes after the Senate and the House of Representatives approved the legislation to change the national anthem from “Arise, O Compatriots” to “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.” Shortly after that, on May 29, 2024, President Tinubu signed the bill into law.
Lillian Jean Williams, a British expatriate who resided in Nigeria during its independence era, wrote the lyrics for “Nigeria, We Hail Thee,” while Frances Berda composed the music. However “Arise O Compatriots” was written by Pa Benedict Odiase, a Nigerian composer, and it was adopted from 1978 until 2024.

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