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Saturday, August 27, 2016

MUSIC: Leke Lee - One Day Ft Okal ( Prod By Notchman )


Fast Rising Rapper " Leke Lee " is here again with a new single titled " One Day " featuring Female Singer " Okal " prod by Notchman. "One day " is a piece talking about the day to day street hustle of people, How they wake up with hope to achieve their goals and dreams not withstanding the difficulties and challenges involved. The song inspire People to continue striving with the believe that one day the hustle will pay off.. 

Download and Enjoy




Connect With Leke Lee And Okal 

Twitter: @iamlekelee, @iamokal
IG: iamlekelee, iamokal

MUSIC: Smiz - Call Back Featuring Ckay - @smizabj


Nigeria based 199x Rapper Samir Adekunle aka " Smiz " is here again with another banger which features Chocolate City " Ckay " titled ‘CALL BACK’ produced by Ice Pace.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MUSIC: Smiz - Work Ft CKay Produced By Ice Pace ( @smizabj )





Known for his flexibility in music, Nigeria based 199x Rapper Samir Adekunle aka " Smiz " as would have been expected, again, has released a New tune which features Chocolate City " Ckay " and Ice Pace titled ‘WORK’ produced by Ice Pace.

Smiz who has mulled his profile with his dexterity in composition, released this heated tune and as the name of the song implies it is sure to appease your Mind.

Download And Enjoy 





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aristokrat Records Welcomes Ebisan!

 


Sultry singer, Ebisan, in conjunction with Oja Music Market has signed a partnership deal with Aristokrat Records!
The singer yesterday signed a 2 year deal with the newly revamped record label which would handle her promotions, distribution and the production of her debut Album. The CEO of Aristokrat Records, Piriye Isokrari stated that he was excited to begin this new phase in the singer's musical journey and hoped that the partnership would bring out the best from both parties.

The partnership deal primarily focuses on the production of her debut album, which is scheduled for a mid 2017 release! See pictures from the contract signing below:

CDQ Unveils Cover Art & Tracklist For Soon To be Released Album Titled “QUALITY" - @cdqolowo




General Records Act SODIQ ABUBAKAR YUSUF Popularly known as CDQ has finally unveiled the official album art along with the track-list of his highly-anticipated debut album "QUALITY" which is due to be release and available worldwide on Monday AUGUST 22, 2016,

The "QUALITY" album consists of 15 tracks, with the rapper having already released a couple of singles off the album featuring Nigerian International popstar Wizkid on "NOWOESOKE", with a 2 bonus track "GBEMISAYA" Featuring Skales and "INDOMIE" featuring likes ofDavido & Olamide which makes it 17 tracks,All songs been produced by one of African top notch,most creative and relevant producerMasterkraft




QUALITY features with some of the hottest acts on the Nigerian music scene at the moment which also makes this album a valued money for, hightlighs from Wizkid, Davido, Ice Prince to Reminisce, Vector, Skales ,Olamide and Vj Adams  as well as Nigerian sensational R&B Singer Eme Boss Banky W, And Gabanabwoy, Kennyblack, Cayana. 



Check out the tracklist below 

TRACKS
1, Shanawola Ft. Ice Prince
2, Salaro 
3, Ferrari
4, Nowo E Soke Ft. Wizkid 
5, Intro VJ Adams
6, 4AM
7, Oobi Ft. Cayana 
8, Talosobe
9, FCFS (First come First Serve)
10, Odikwa Ok Ft. Banky W
11, Sun Seyin
12, Olowo Skit (KennyBlack)
13, Olowo Ft. Reminisce 
14, Otishe Ft Gabana Bwoy
15, Abo Ft. Vector & Masterkraft
BONUS******
16, Indomie Ft. Olamide, Davido
17, Gbemisaya Ft. Skales

All Songs Produced By MASTERKRAFT
Mixed / Mastered  
Track 1,6,7,8,10,11,13,14 (LordGabrielz)
Track 2,3 (Shayman)
Track 4,17 (sukaSound)
Track 9 (Beenie Macauley)
Track 15 (Mix Monster)
Track 16 (Foster Zion)
All Songs Written By: SODIQ ABUBAKAR YUSUF (CDQ)
Except Featured Verses & Chorus 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Zack Orji Blames Everyone for Daughter’s Death



From the stables of AQ Entertainment and McAwal Concerns Productions comes first pan African film production entitled “Descent – My Family then Everyone Else”. The full length featured film which is centrally themed around family, vengeance, betrayal, arms dealings and drugs features African film industry giants like Zack Orji, Matt Stern, JT Medupe, Benedikt Sebastian, Palesa Madisakwane, Tayo Faniran, Chibuzor Nwankwo, Phoenix Baaitse and host of others.

“Descent – My Family then Everyone Else” tells the story of family and what one would do to protect the ones they love and what they may do to the people who hurt the ones they love. It tells the story of Kalu Achebe (Zack Orji) an illegal arms dealer who lost his daughter to the recklessness of Vusi Morgan (JT Medupe) adopted son of Andrew Morgan (Matt Stern) a drug kingpin. Kalu Achebe seeks the heads of the culprits responsible for his daughter’s death though he blames the world for her sudden demise but someone needs to pay for the mistake of that single night.

In a recent encounter with the Director; Awal Abdulfatai he said “…the story narrated in the film is so compelling that you wouldn’t at any time be able to tell what might happen next. Each action has a reaction and the reactions so far are unpredictable. All I can say is that I am so excited to have worked on this project with the best team; my casts and crew”

The film which was shot on locations in Johannesburg, South Africa enjoyed a mixed race casting to tell the story of Africa. According to the producers “…we don’t want to produce this film as just a Nollywood product or just for the South African or Ghanaian film market rather an African film exportable to all African film markets and even to the rest of the world. If Hollywood films come down here to make Box-office success, why can’t our films also go there to do same?”

Descent is however scheduled to be premiered in some International film festivals cum 2017 and release to cinemas across Africa before it will be available for purchase on some digital platforms. The film is supported by the South Africa Police Service (SAPS), Ekurhuleni Municipality, Media Film Service, Larona HR Solutions and Lanrey Akins Fashion.

“…the interesting thing about this production is how it actually came together. The beautiful effort in the story, the amazing casts to interpret the lines and immense support and extra efforts of the people behind the cameras. What more satisfaction could you ask for?” – Chibuzor Nwankwo, Executive Producer Descent

The official trailer of the film is set for release by 23rd of August so we do believe that there is yet another blockbuster hitting African cinemas.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Awal Abdulfatai Nigerian Director Shoots First Pan African Film In South Africa


A Pan African Production that attracts mixed race and pan African cast, includes casts from Nigeria, South African, Ghana and Angolan, run and managed by Awal Abdulfatai Rahmat.
Awal Abdulfatai Rahmat is a dynamic, proactive and spontaneously creative young man who in his early 30’s has worthwhile experience in TV content management, media business development and media marketing communications with prowess in creating bespoke entertaining, exciting and engaging TV and radio contents.
Awal is in the middle of a movie production for Africa’s big screen called ‘Descent’. It is a Drama/Thriller genre, and a 120 minutes movie currently being shot in Johannesburg, starring Zack Orji, Matt Stern, Tayo Faniran, Benedikt Sebastian, Chibuzor Nwankwo, Palesa Madisakwane, Andrew Scott, Sheena Deeparian and Ahmmad Kawser.
It is a story of underworld dons one of which is played by Zack Orji, a Nollywwod veteran, who will do everything and anything to protect their families, and are tied in a twisted fate with Bongani Ndlovu (Phoenix Baaitse); humble farmer who simply wishes to protect his family legacy; a thirst for vengeance and power!
The movie is scheduled to be released around July next year, but it will be viewed during film festivals, and a media exclusive premiere and movie critics special review is scheduled for February next year.
Check snippet of the movie…






 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

MERCY AIGBE FLOATS FILM SCHOOL



In a bid to give back to the society and inspire people in pursuit of an acting career, vastly talented actress, Mercy Aigbe has floated a film school named- The MAG SCHOOL OF DRAMA. The School offers a 4-month training in acting, script-writing, movie making, stage management to mention a few.

Speaking on the laudable initiative, Mercy Aigbe Gentry said she feels elated to be an inspiration to young people who want to venture into the make believe world. “This project means a lot to me, I have received a lot of requests especially from my fans about creating a platform to tutor aspiring actors and I am glad we have finally kicked off. Students will be under the tutelage of well-rounded and experienced instructors who will help them build a solid foundation and develop skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive field of acting.” She said 

Registration closes on the 20th of July and training kicks off on the 29th July, 2016.


For More enquiries Call 08092947574

MUSIC: Alphi Lexy - Me, Myself And I


Alphi Lexy jumps on G-eazy's hit song "Me Myself and I" featuring Bebe Rehxa .....He always goess harddd.....Pretty sure G-eazy would be proud if he hears this.....This boy never disappoints (Too much Bars and awesome flows).......He's got next!!!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NSFDW2016 Model Casting


The Fourth Edition of The Prestigious Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week 2016 is drawing near and comes with a lot of excitement. 

It's getting more exciting as the NSFDW2016 announces her Model Casting which seeks to select the best of models for this Year's Edition. 

Requirements and Instructions :

Female Models :
1. Minimum Height: 5 ft 9
2. Must wear TankTop, Jeans and high heels.

Male Models :
1. Minimum Height : 6 ft
2. Must wear Tank Top and Jeans.

Date: Saturday, 9th July 2016.

Venue : Maximus Lounge, 4 Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos. ( opposite Wahum)

Time : 11am - 3pm.

P.S: Models that Arrive After 2pm will NOT be Attended to.
Early arrival is advised. 

For info and enquiries : 
Yusuf : 0806 738 9576 , Victoria : 0818 226 4432

IG./Twitter : @nsfdweek
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nsfdweek
Website: www.nsfdw.com

#NSFDW2016‎

Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week (NSFDW) Welcomes Wema Bank Nigeria


The organizers of the Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week (NSFDW) are pleased to announce Wema Bank Nigeria as one of its leading sponsors at the 2016 edition. The sponsorship deal was eventually sealed on the 28th of July at the Wema Bank headquarters in Lagos.

Wema Bank Plc, commonly known as Wema Bank, is Nigeria's longest surviving indigenous commercial bank and has demonstrated consistent commitment to sustainable development of its resident communities.

In a chat with Mrs Odili Onome; Head of Brand, Marketing Communications, Wema bank she said the bank is passionate about empowering the creative youths in the country and the Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week provides the right platform for the bank to support young entrepreneurs in the Nigerian fashion industry, a sector that is evolving quite rapidly.

The Bank will also be rewarding the most creative Designer of the  Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week with startup funds and SME packages for the other participants.

The event is scheduled to hold on the 12th and 13th of August at the Indoor Sports Hall of the University of Lagos, Akoka by 4pm each day with Red carpet by 3pm and it is expected to showcase 30 designers to an audience of over 2000 people.

 Tickets are sold for N500 for students, N1000 for Regulars and N5000 for VIPs, they will be available for sales at the venue.

To request for press passes, email: press@nsfdw.com

For general enquiries: email: info@nsfdweek.com or call +2347031607412, +2347053934970, +2347034823549

Monday, July 4, 2016

MUSIC: YungAce - Kilode Ft Dice Ailes ( @yungace_orin )


The Starboard Management Wonder-kid ‘YungAce’ is back with this monstrous and highly anticipated single KILODE featuring Chocolate City’s super talented act ‘Dice Ailes’. 

Produced by Rexxie, Mix & Mastered by Spyritmyx, this tune will leave you spell-held as you listen to a combination of sounds that most acts will not dare to fuse together. Download & Enjoy Below.



Sunday, June 26, 2016

10 New Female Fashion Proteges In Nigeria [PHOTOS]

In BlackNBold Fashion House commitment to promote and encourage fashion entrepreneurship in Nigeria, an initiative was developed known as “The Emerging Designers In Nigeria Series”. In this new edition the fashion house will be focusing on some new female fashion protégés who have been outstanding so far. A two month thorough search and survey was conducted across various states in Nigeria and some names which might not be familiar to you emerged. We are sure they will dominate the Nigerian fashion industry in the nearest future. So in no particular order we present to you '' Some 10 New Female Fashion Protégés In Nigeria''.
  1. ONYINYECHI THOMPSON AMADI- ST O’MAAN

Onyinyechi Thompson is the creative director of ST O’MAAN, an emerging fashion brand in Lagos known for its attention to details. She is an alumna of Wisconsin University Ghana where she obtained a B.Sc in Human Resource Management in 2015. Upon graduation Onyinyechi enrolled for a six months training programme in Pattern drafting and tailoring at the Osc College of Fashion where she perfected her sewing skills. Fashion started for this young entrepreneur at a very young age. She got more recognition from the Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week 2015 which was apparently her first major showcase as a designer in Nigeria, that same year she mesmerized the audience with her designs at the Wisconsin University Fashion Week. The young fashion designer has received a lot of media attention; much recently she was interviewed by PulseTv as their ‘’Designer of the Week’’.
  1. RONKE OKUSI- MORETE CREATIONS

 Ronke Okusi is the creative director of MORÉTE CREATIONS. The undergraduate of Fine and Applied arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria first caught our attention at the Royal Fashion Show in 2015, an event organized to celebrate the coronation of the 51st Ooni of Ife; her traditional Yoruba inspired designs dazzled on the runway making it a perfect match for the occasion. As some would discover their passion much later in life, Ronke at a very young age had exhibited the traits of a fashion designer, obsessed with her dolls and coloured pencils, she would constantly play dress up and draw some of the quirkiest dresses. Ronke is no stranger to the spotlight, a nominee at the OYA Awards for ‘’Young Designer of the Year’’ 2015 (Student category). And making top 5 at Fayrouz L’ Originale under team ‘Fabact’.  Also participating at the Ife Runway Fashion Week in 2015.                                                                             
  1. OMOLADEORIENI FLORENCE ADISA- LADE ADISA

 Lade Adisa is probably one of our most favourite on this list. She is the creative director and brain behind LADE ADISA, a popular fashion brand in Ile Ife where she is presently studying. Growing up under the inescapable eyes of her Mother, Chief Mrs M.A Adisa, The Yeyeoge Aderemi of Ile-Ife who was at that time so keen on her children’s outlook was an inspiration for her to delving into fashion designing. Lade recalls how her mother taught them the ultimate value in image presentation. In the year 2010, Lade decided to take a bold step by enrolling for fashion design training at Nikjade Multiventures. In the year 2013 she emerged as the winner of ''The Collection Fashion Design & Makeup'', she later went on to showcase her first ready to wear collection at the Ife Runway Fashion Show where she emerged as the 1st runner up most creative designer. After this showcase she started receiving orders from within and outside the country. All these prompted her to take fashion designing as a serious career. It wasn’t an easy start for this young designer, combining academic workload and the demand from her clients. In order to step up her game to a whole new level, Lade enrolled for further training with Hajia Kafayat Obayopo of Kaffy Fashion who helped her in perfecting her skills. We have no doubt that she is one designer to look out for.
  1. ONABOWU SINMISOLA OYINTARE- FINESSES CLOTHIERS

Sinmisola is another young designer that made it to our list. She is the creative director of FINESSES CLOTHIERS. Her brand majorly caters for classy women, stylish men and kids. The Alumna of Imo State University Okigwe attended theAuxtinlarry fashion academy in Lagos where she got an intensive training in fashion designing, she was one of their best students and she had an impressive record at the fashion academy. She had to resign from her well paying job to pursue her dreams, a big decision she will never forget. 

Just like many other designers, fashion started for her at a very young age. She grew up learning from her uncle who was a fashion designer at that time. Fashion as a career started for this beautiful lady in the year 2014. In order for her to get more clients and customers she had to do a lot of free jobs, this she said has created more awareness for her brand has she now has several loyal clients who are now paying very well. Sinmisola’s major challenge has been managing her time and pressure from her clients.

  1. ADENE ONOMENE FLORENCE- ONOMENE COUTURE

Onomene! This is another fashion protégé that will dominate the fashion industry in Nigeria in the coming years. Her consistency, determination and creativity is quite amazing. She is the creative director of ONOMENE COUTURE, a brand that specialises in wedding dresses, bridal train dresses, red carpet dresses and dinner wears. She holds a B.sc in Mass Communication from Covenant University.The young designer believes she inherited the business of fashion from her family. Her grandmother was a fashion designer, her mother also took after her, but later left it for the corporate world. Onomene made up her mind from her days in the university that she wasn’t going to work under anybody, so she started making beads without prior training. Towards the end of her final year she made up her mind it was going to be fashion entrepreneurship all the way. Upon graduation, she enrolled at House of Bunor for a six months training program and later went on to the Singer school of fashion for further training. Her major challenge so far is the poor power supply in Nigeria and the lack of skilled man power.

  1. ELIZABETH ISAAC- EXCLUSIVE BY LC

Elizabeth is the brain behind the fast growing fashion brand EXCLUSIVE BY LC. She appears to be full of promises and one designer that will dominate the industry in the nearest future. The University of Uyo alumna also attended the Osc college of fashion where she got the necessary skills needed in fashion designing. Her brand "Exclusive by Lc" was founded in the year 2015. Her garments are of uncompromising standards in design, material and craftsmanship. For Elizabeth she started with making outfits just for herself with thread and hand needle. She later learnt how to paddle her mum's old machine on her own. For Elizabeth, fashion seems to be the only tool she can use to fully express herself.

  1. WUMI OYEDIRAN- ASOWUNMI

 Wumi is the humble creative mind behind one of the leading fashion brands at the Obafemi Awolowo University; asówùnmí. Just like Ibironke, they have managed to build their brands in a manner that deserve lots of applause within the OAU campus community. Her brand specializes in high end female apparels and ready to wear outfits. She got her inspiration from two of her aunties who sew while she was growing up. As a child, she was always curious about how each outfit was put together and "arranged". Asówùnmí was birthed in the year 2013 after she took the bold step of learning how to sew at Yemscut Fashion House in Akute. She wanted to be able to make the pieces she designed. She believes that reading books, fashion magazines and studying about the top designers and even Fashion trends has really been useful. Despite the fact that fashion wasn’t new in her family, her first challenge as a designer was acceptance from her family and friends. Many of them felt she was just been lazy, that she should go to school, get Master's degree and even PhD in great fields of study. But she kept telling them that fashion designing required a lot of hard work too. But she really did prove them wrong when she started making headlines in the university for her creativity and entrepreneurship skills. Wumi was able to develop a thick skin against all odds and she is very determined. She will be showcasing her first proper ready to wear collection at the Nigerian Student Fashion and Design week in August and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.


8.  BALOGUN BOLUWATITO- DEBEEBLU

Boluwatito is a 600 level medicine and surgery student at the College of Medicine University of Lagos and she is the creative director of the DEBEEBLU brand. One may wonder how a medical student finds time for fashion designing. Unlike many designers who had their family members as fashion designers and derived their inspiration from them, for Bolu it was different. The vision for her clothing line started in the year 2012 when she found herself constantly sketching designs as she loved drawing and sketching, she later made up her mind she wanted to know all about fashion. She got some form of informal training from other designers, tailors, friends and the internet. She officially unveiled her fashion label in the year 2015 and she deals strictly with dance wear designs as she is a passionate dancer also. To Bolu, one of her major challenges is finance and recruiting people to help with the work. “As a medical student it’s not so easy but i have learnt to manage my time well and with others helping it makes the work easier”. She said. She showcased her 2nd collection at the TORQUE concert in 2014. The DEBEEBLU brand will be releasing their first dance collection at this year’s edition of Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week.

  1. ADEOTI AANU OLUWAYEMISI- GREEN KREATIONS

Aanu is the brain behind the GREEN KREATIONS label. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka. She was inspired to start her own clothing line in the year 2015 when she visited a fashion designer who billed her heavily to make an attire she loved so much. At that time she was very low on cash and had to go back home sad and disappointed. Aanu who has always been a lover of fashion and an admirer of creativity made it upon herself to take a course in fashion and design. She embarked on an intensive fashion training course in order to know the basics and in no time her skills had improved. What seemed like a child’s play was now looking more of a lifetime career for her. Upon graduation from a fashion academy she started making outfits for free for some notable celebrities in her state and this helped paved way for her in terms of clients. Today, her brand is receiving so much attention in Ekiti state.

  1.  ABIOYE ADURAGBEMI IFEOLUWA- PPM FASHION

Gbemi is the creative head of the PPM FASHION brand. She is an alumna of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Oyo state. Her brand caters for both male and female attires. Popularly known as 'OGELABI' by her peers, fashion started for her when she was very young. She grew up always wanting to look different in her own wears. She always loved to add her feel to every wear she buys so she takes them back to her tailor to add few things to and people always loved & appreciate them. All these motivated her into having her own fashion label. It wasn’t until the year 2012 after her NYSC that she decided to take fashion seriously. She learnt the skill on her own but perfected it afterwards in 2015 at the FIELDMANN fashion academy in Lagos.

Gbemi is inspired by "MODESTY" in designs and the richness of the African culture. Some of the challenges she faces are finance, man power, power supply, and mobility of products but she believes that God has been faithful unto her. “I am always positive, focused and determined”. She said. Her work has been featured across some fashion media paltforms in Nigeria.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MUSIC: G.eskova - Great World Ft Okal ( Prod by Killertunes ) - @iamokal


" Great World " Is a Collaboration between G.eskova, A New York Rapper from Togo Featuring  a Nigerian Singer " Okal " . Prod by Killertunes . Mixed & Mastered by Spyritmyx . Download , Listen And Enjoy!





Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Yoruba Nollywood Actress and Movie Producer Bridgett's Daughter Clocks One



Yoruba Nollywood Actress and Movie Producer Bridgett is planning a lavish Birthday party for her daughter's first birthday on July 09, 2016 at Black Ramada Hotel, Sheikh Khalif Road. Dubai... We Wish The Princess A Happy Birthday Celebration.

See More Pics Below..............................




Sunday, June 19, 2016

Elegushi Family Shuts the Beach over Death of UNILAG Ladies


Following the tragic drowning of two masters degree students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) at the Elegushi Private Beach, the Elegushi Royal Family has shut down the beach in honour of the victims and to allow for proper investigation of the unfortunate incident.

The ladies, Adesola Ogunmefun and Funmilayo Odusina, drowned while swimming in the ocean during a party to celebrate of their friend’s birthday. They were said to have submerged in strong tides.


The Elegushi family closed down the beach ahead of the visit by the state government’s investigation team. The family said the measure was taken to improve safety and management standards at the beach.

In a press conference in the Elegushi Palace in Lekki, the family’s spokesperson and Asiwaju of Ikate Land, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, condoled with the bereaved family, regretting the “unfortunate incident”.

The royal family refuted the claim that the victims died in the beach, noting that the deceased were rescued alive but died on the way to the hospital. Prince Elegushi said the safety facilities at the beach were up to the standards, adding that necessary safety measures, including the provision of lifeguards and ambulances, were provided at the beach in line with best practice.

His words: “We want to set the record straight on the incident that happened at the family beach on June 5. We want the public to know there was high and strong ocean tide on that day and visitors were warned not to swim beyond a dedicated danger line, where we hoist a red flag to indicate strong ocean tide.

“We achieved substantial per cent compliance, but some visitors still went ahead to swim beyond the flag despite constant warning by our lifeguards. When the victims drowned, our lifeguards plunged into the ocean and rescued them alive. Let it be on record that none of the victims died on the spot as reported.

“Immediately they were rescued, the victims’ friends, rather than allowing experts to give first aid and resuscitation exercise, they carried the victims and drove to the hospital, where the two students died. It was very sad and we commiserate with the family. The family has decided to temporarily shut operation of the beach in honour of the victim and to allow investigation.”

RETHINK IT WITH BEN: THE NIGERIAN POLICE IS NOT A FRIEND

Nigerian Police Force
What sort of friend oppresses his said friend simply because he wears a dirty black uniform that’s not been in water for days?
Tell any Nigerian ‘the Nigeria Police is your friend’ and you will be bombarded with sighs, hisses, anger, laughter and in some cases threats as they reminisce and reflect upon their past experiences with their ‘friends’. Almost everyone has one bad experience or the other to recount.
A few years ago a close friend of mine Chris went to buy tiles at Orile, and hired a bus to help transport it home. On their way back, the driver decided to carry some passengers, and my friend did not object.
To cut a long story short, one of the passengers who had fallen asleep woke up and on seeing the bus almost empty, dived out of the moving bus. Luckily he was not run over by oncoming vehicles but other drivers thought Chris and his driver were “one chance” armed robbers, so they were taken to the station.
The man who took a dive was brought in and via an interpreter (he’s Hausa) said he was not robbed but thought he was in danger, so he flew out of the bus. Cased closed right, but it's never that simple with our friends the Nigeria Police Force.
The officers in charge demanded that Chris pay N50,000 bail before he’s released and he refused. So he was charged to court and spent over 6 months in Ikoyi Prisons awaiting trial.
So I was not surprised when on Monday, June 13, 2016, I came across the story of Benue musician INAS (real name John Inas) who was arrested on his way home from a video shoot. He was bailed with N20,000.00 and instructed to come the next day to collect his phone because the officer with it was not around.
Only for him to be be rearrested on false charges of murder and armed robbery simply because he persisted on collecting his phone. What I don't get is why was his phone taken out of the station in the first place? Items collected from those arrested are they not supposed to be registered, filed and kept in the evidence locker?
Then a few days later another story was circulated about a man who was robbed and went to the station to report the robbery but was told to pay N5,000.00 mobilisation fee. He then decided to write a statement instead but was requested to pay for the paper.
Sadly these are not isolated incidences but everyday occurrences which will continue to happen. The problem with the Nigeria Police Force is that they have refused to upgrade from the pre-colonial era of policing, when the British hired illiterates who could not challenge their authority. The officers are well educated while a lot of the recruits can hardly spell their names.
It's a dumping ground for frustrated individuals whose lack of credentials have blessed them a future so bleak, they decided to enroll for a job which pays cowries compared to the risk and stress involved with it. These ‘empowered frustrated’ people then take out their frustrations on innocent citizens but I do not blame them, I blame the incompetent bosses at the top who have refused to upgrade the recruitment requirements from the pre-colonial days, besides you only get what you pay. If the startup salary was reasonable, reasonable people will apply.
These are the men we entrust our lives with. We expect them to risk their lives for a pittance and act surprised when they take off of their uniforms quickly at the sound of anything that resembles a gunshot. Just tell one of them there are armed robbers operating down the street and watch his pot belly jiggle as he races in the opposite direction. The only time they’re useful is when they’re busy doing the job of Road Safety officials or setting up illegal road blocks.
More than one Inspector General of police has banned checkpoints, yet they keep springing up like weeds and will continue to do so. How do you expect these recruits to meet their needs with a salary of N9,019.42 monthly, if he’s not augmenting it by harassing innocent civilians on the street, it's just not feasible. It's also unreasonable for you to expect these same men to befriend their ‘food source’, it's like saying a street cat should stop eating rats, they’ll starve to death.
The police is not my friend, at least not the ones I interact with. Friends are supposed to look out for each other. Friends do not stab each other in the back. What sort of friend oppresses his said friend simply because he wears a dirty black uniform that’s not been in water for days?
What sort of friend disappears when you need him the most? The police is my friend, never, I reject and rebuke it (as my dear mom would say).

Saturday, June 18, 2016

NEW BANGER: Crown P - Belinda (Prod By Blaq Jerzee) @crownprince01 @blaqjerzee




Physically and professionally eye-catching Afro beat Artiste; Adedayo Yusuf Adepoju usually identified with his stage name “CROWN P” is an indigene of Oyo state. With the unending competition in the musical realm, Crown P is certain not to miss the opportunity of being counted amongst the fewhighly talented and business oriented artistes in Africa. He has however, taken upon himself to further his knowledge in music. CROWN P’s main focus is to create a path for young and coming artist to tread on and also to satisfy the musical craving of his fans.

Having a deep understanding of what the fans delight, “CROWN P” has a joint effort with Ace producer “Blaq Jerzee which is a song that logically combined lyrical skills with spontaneous beat to make a melodious tune that is capable to top charts and able to be a club banger. The song is titled “BELINDA”, it is certain that this music will get you grooving. Enjoy



Ajak Deng X Elizabeth Kennedy Resort 2017

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Elizabeth Kennedy releases her Resort collection and it’s Epic. The collection shot Dario Calmese features well-tailored designs from the ombre toned dresses to the feminine prints and immaculate white worn by Top Model, Ajak Deng.

This collection can definitely transform any lady even a guy wearing this would stun. Top American Celebrities like Laverne Cox and top TV actress Mindy Kaling have been photographed on the red carpet at award shows wearing designs by Elizabeth Kennedy.

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