Thursday, 20 October 2016

Must Read;;;; Nigeria not part of my development strategy for Wiyaala – Manager

In the midst of assertions by some people that Ghanaian artistes are not popular in Nigeria which they consider as a challenge and huge embarrassment, manager of Wiyaala, John Sherren has stated categorically that he has never considered Nigeria in developing strategies for his artiste.

Commenting on a Facebook post by Chief Executive Officer of EoD Partners, Kelly Nii Lartey Mensah, Sherren mentioned that despite the collaborations Ghanaian artistes have had with Nigerian acts, it has not given acts from Ghana any mileage in Nigeria.

“Nigeria has never been part of my development strategy for my artiste. I’ve seen a lot of Ghanaian artistes, male and female feature Nigerian artistes, but little evidence that it has helped them get traction in Nigeria,” he noted.                                                         Wiyaala is by far one of the best musicians in Ghana. Often referred to as the ‘Young Lioness of Africa’, Wiyaala rose to fame after emerging as the second runner-up in the 2011 Stars of the Future talent show and won the 2012 Vodafone Icons reality show as part of the group ‘Black n Peach’. She left the Black N Peach band in April 2013 to pursue a solo career with Djimba World Records.

The Afro pop diva won two awards at the maiden edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held in Lagos, Nigeria. She received two 23.9-carat gold-plated trophies for The Most Promising Artiste in Africa and The Revelation of the African Continent.

Described by many as an eclectic performer, Wiyaala has performed at prestigious events including Miss Ghana 2015, 90th birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II held in Accra, WOMAD UK 2016, Shambala Festival, Festival No6, Freedom Festival, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Voices of The Revolution UK Tour, and on BBC’s Radio3.

Wiyaala will on Friday October 21, 2016 share her story on Voice of America and is expected to touch on her upcoming musical collaboration with South African music legend, Yvonne Chaka Chaka as well as her relationship with Angelique Kidjo.

Must Read;Nigeria's leader meets 21 schoolgirls, vows to free the rest

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president on Wednesday vowed to "redouble" efforts to secure the release of nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain missing more than two years after being abducted by Boko Haram extremists.
President Muhammadu Buhari met for the first time with the 21 Chibok schoolgirls who were released last week after negotiations with Boko Haram.
Buhari said they would be reintegrated into society "as quickly as possible."
Some 276 girls were kidnapped from a school in the northeast town of Chibok in April 2014. Dozens escaped early on, and another was found in May.
Last week marked the first negotiated release of any of the schoolgirls.
One of the schoolgirls, Rebecca Malu, delivered brief remarks on behalf of the group at Wednesday's ceremony. "We are happy to see this wonderful day because we didn't know that we would come back," she said, adding that she was praying for the release of the others.
Not all may want to come home. More than 100 of the schoolgirls appear unwilling to leave their captors, perhaps because they have been radicalized by Boko Haram or are ashamed to return because they have married extremists and have babies, Chibok community leader Pogu Bitrus has told The Associated Press.
Bitrus said the freed schoolgirls should be educated abroad because they likely will face stigma in Nigeria.
The president said the government will assume responsibility for the schoolgirls' personal, educational and professional goals.
"These dear daughters of ours have seen the worst that the world has to offer," Buhari said. "It is now time for them to experience the best that the world can do for them."

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Must Read;I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

At the point when Maria Grette initially found that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she had become hopelessly enamored was really a 24-year-old Nigerian 419 web trickster, the 62-year-old Swede was upset. Be that as it may, soon, her emotions changed. 

"The most horrendous thing was not that he had deceived me, but rather that he had lost his purity," she said. 

She got to be overcome with what she depicts as "a significant need to have any kind of effect to the general population of Nigeria". 

Ms Grette's association with Johnny (not his genuine name) started after a night of pointless fooling around with her lady friends, amid which they energetically made a profile for her on a web based dating site. A couple of years prior, she had experienced a traumatic separation, and her companions prodded her about at long last beginning another relationship. 

Yet, when the enjoyment of making her profile was over, Ms Grette, who fills in as an expressions educator, painter and expressions advisor, didn't give much further thought to the site. 

"I got messages letting me know that individuals had reached me, however I never took a gander at them," she said. 

At that point, one day, she did. 

"Regardless I don't know why," she said. "It resembled a sudden drive happening before I could stop it." 

That specific message was from a man who depicted himself as a Dane brought up in South Carolina, USA; a structural specialist chipping away at an agreement in England; a widower with a child in a Manchester college. 

"I was made up for lost time by the air and by something in his words," she said. 

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The pre-saunter 

Johnny: "I wish I could see through your eyes and see what you jump at the chance to see" 

Maria: "I jump at the chance to see reality, and frequently in all actuality more delightful and more noteworthy than individuals set out to figure it out" 

Johnny: "You talk in parable's. I can hardly wait to see you" 

Maria: "I cannot see how you can think so committed of me, when you have never met me. That alarms me." 

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"We invested some energy composing, then he called from a UK number." 

Ms Grette, who had lived in various nations crosswise over Europe, was astounded that she couldn't put the man's inflection. She specified this to him however didn't give it an excess of thought. 

He advised her that he was anticipating his retirement; had Sweden as a top priority for a place to settle; possessed a house in Denmark acquired from his folks; needed to leave that to his child, Nick, who was exceptionally joined to it, while he searched for another home for himself in Sweden. 

"I needed to meet him since I loved him," she said. "He had a way and a sweetness I had never known in a man. Also, he was pure in a way that confused me." 

Ms Grette put every one of these qualities down to "an antiquated childhood and a segregated life - living in lodgings and investing his free energy in greens attributable to much voyaging". 

Following three months of conveying, the man consented to come over and visit her in Sweden. In any case, before that, he and his child expected to make a fast outing to Nigeria for a prospective employee meet-up, he said. 

Johnny called to let her realize that he was at Heathrow Airport. What's more, to say that he had arrived in Nigeria. He additionally motivated her to talk with Nick. The following telephone call was to advise her that he was in a Lagos clinic. 

They had been robbed, his child shot in the head, and they were without cash and papers. 

Lamentably, his bank did not have a branch in Africa, he included, so it would set aside opportunity to exchange cash from his UK account. Then, the clinic administration was asking for €1000 to continue with treatment. 

The ask 

"Nectar, I am in the healing facility at this moment utilizing the specialist's portable PC to send you this message so you can know my circumstance. Nectar, if Nick kicks the bucket I will likewise pass on with him, I have been crying, I wish I could call you, I wish I never came here, I will never pardon myself for carrying Nick alongside me. I will call you with the specialist's telephone and send you an email later on the off chance that I have the chanse. 

"Nectar, I am upbeat to get notification from you and I am still at the doctor's facility. The specialist said we where fortunate we where not captured. The bank does not have an area in Africa, so it will set aside opportunity to get cash and the administration are asking for 1000 euros to continue with treatment. Scratch is all I have and I won't pardon myself in the event that anything transpires. I am befuddled, and I don't know where to turn at the moment......" I will always remember how I raced toward the Western Union office, trembling while I did the exchange," Ms Grette said. 

"Everything I could consider was to get the two people in Nigeria out of risk." 

The plot created after that underlying exchange. Medicinal confusions called for more cash. The specialists requested more propel expenses. 

A few a large number of euro later, in what she portrays as "waking up", Maria understood that something was not right. 

She quit reacting to his messages. 

Finger on mouse Three weeks after her hush, he called her and admitted. He advised her that he was not who she thought he was. 

"I said I definitely realized that. I requesting that he let me know his actual personality and he did." 

He was a 24-year-old Nigerian 419 trickster. He had completed college two years before however had no occupation. 

He assist depicted himself as a "fallen angel" who had wronged "an exquisite lady". 

"He said he had never met anybody like me, that he had been battling his affections for me for quite a while. He said his defrauding mates had cautioned him about experiencing passionate feelings for a 'customer', that he had overlooked them since he believed me and did not have any desire to lose contact with me." The uncover 

Starting here on, their correspondence took another turn. There were no further demands for money. 

"The fascination I began feeling was to the individual who was uncovering himself to me... It was still him, however with another name and distinctive age and conditions," she said. 

Johnny sent her a photo of himself, however Maria was not happy with that. 

"I needed to meet him," she said. "I couldn't live with this relationship unless it was acclimated to reality in all detects." 

Not able to get him a visa to go to Sweden, she decided to go to Nigeria. 

In October 2009, Ms Grette ventured out to Africa without precedent for her life. 

"When I saw him at the airplane terminal in Abuja, tears fell over his face, and I knew I had known him all my life." 

Ms Grette portrayed her two weeks in Nigeria as happy, a period amid which she and Johnny prevailing with regards to changing their sentimental affections for each other into a decent fellowship. 

She met his companions, a large number of whom were likewise tricksters. It was while appreciating their conversation one night in a nearby bar that she started to think about how she could have any kind of effect. 

A portion of the Nigerian and Ugandan artistsImage copyrightMARIA GRETTE 

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Ms Grette organized African specialists to visit Europe 

"I asked myself what I could do to keep a circumstance where sound, great young fellows fall into this trap," she said. 

A thought went to her two years after the fact, in 2011, after she saw an article on a Nigerian news site around an expressions presentation. 

In the course of recent years, Ms Grette has masterminded various African craftsmen to visit Europe for expressions presentations, workshops, meetings and rivalries. 

She has helped them to source global gifts and other subsidizing to propel their work. 

She has additionally gone to Uganda to give chats on workmanship, and is anticipating another visit to Nigeria booked for in the not so distant future. 

Maria Grette in UgandaImage copyrightMARIA GRETTE 

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She went all alone excursion to meet craftsmen in Uganda 

Ms Grette, now 69 and living in Norway, is elated at the chance to enhance the lives of these youthful craftsmen. 

"Johnny has given me more than he took," she said, "Without him, I would not have met Africa." 

When she'd gone to him in Abuja, Johnny guaranteed Ms Grette that he would surrender defrauding. 

With her help, he cleared out Nigeria in a matter of seconds thereafter, to examine in America. 

In spite of the fact that they have not met each other again since, she kept on giving him budgetary help until he finished his degree a couple of years prior and landed a position in the American oil division. 

Regardless they convey much of the time, upgrading themselves on each other's lives; and a year ago, he got one of her depictions which she sent over to him in America. 

"He is of high repute to me," she said. 

"He has asked me such a large number of times to pardon him and I let him know that the most critical thing is to excuse himself."

Must Read;MultiChoice Brings More Variety To DStv, Adds Three New HD Channels ,

Nigerian viewers on DStv will enjoy massive content upgrade on all DStv bouquets including varied and quality channels that the whole family can enjoy. Starting 1 November 2016, subscribers will enjoy even more entertainment value to the DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets.
This latest move is in line with the company’s promise of putting its customers at the heart of the business. In the last nine months DStv has delivered the world’s best football leagues to DStv Compact customers (February) followed by the DStv price freeze in April – and in the latest giant leap in providing customer value, DStvis combining more quality and variety to its bouquetsto ensure everyone has access to the best family entertainment at a price they can afford.
“This major boost in entertainment value across all DStv bouquets demonstrates our commitment to ensuring DStv customers receive great entertainment and best-in-class value.  The price reductions in our state of the art decoders – Explora and HD Zapper – will ensure that great family entertainment is available to everyone at the most affordable price. We are all living in tough economic times – and while the everyday costs of food, water, power and fuel are increasing at an alarming rate, we recognize that there is still a need to take time to escape and relax with the family at home to enjoy quality and entertaining programmes from movies to sports, series, documentaries and a whole lot more,” said John Ugbe, Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria.
“The changes we are making here are not only a defining moment in our MultiChoice story, but also a defining moment in the African entertainment landscape and we are proud to be pushing as hard as we can to delight DStv customers.                             L-R: Kemi Omotosho, Head of Retention, MultiChoice Nigeria; Tope Oshunkeye, Brand Manager, MultiChoice Nigeria; Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria and Caroline Oghuma, Public Relations Manager, MultiChoice Nigeria during the press conference to announce ‘Business Unusual’ – introducing additional content across DStv packages held at Westown Hotel, Ikeja on Tuesday, 18 October, 2016.

Must Read;The very good bad story of Innocent 2Face Idibia

Contradictions litter the story of 2face Idibia. His catalogue of local and international hits belie his age and down to earth nature for one.

His stature as one of the biggest musicians to come out of the continent is not in doubt. What is perhaps less known is that the potential to dominate Africa was evident when he was a member of the trio Plantashun Boiz. Even though they were a pop group, they found a formula to make popular hits without nudity and curse words.
This is the template Innocent Ujah Idibia has built on even on his road to musical stardom. In a time when it seems more fashionable to have R-rated songs and videos, 2face’s music still remains PG.
The book, A Very Good Bad Guy – The Story of Innocent 2Face Idibia, available on NETShop, traces the journey of the Benue-state born musician from being born in the northern part of the country to his education in the east, to finding fame and fortune in the west.
The rewards for sticking to what is true to his native has followed swiftly. One MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies, four Channel O Music Video Awards, one BET award, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award and one KORA award among several others.
He has truly deserved these awards however, if only judging by evergreen albums; Face 2 Face has since been followed by Grass 2 Grace (2006), The Unstoppable (2008), The Unstoppable International Edition (2010), Away & Beyond (2012) and The Ascension (2014).

Must Read;How to make it in the entertainment industry in 23 easy steps by Teju Babyface

is a popular face in Nigeria’s entertainment industry, with about two decades of experience, spanning movies, comedy and television.

So when he writes about how to achieve success in the industry, it would make sense to sit up and pay attention.
The book, Secrets of the Street, available for purchase on NETShop, shares 23 secrets to achieve success in the entertainment industry, in Nigeria and elsewhere.
According to the writer and comedian, real name Teju Oyelakin, he hopes ‘that this book will provide answers for millions of young people across Africa who desire to have a successful career in the entertainment industry, it is more than just a book written to that industry.’
Even though the experiences shared in the book are personal, the principles shown in them are universal and would help anyone trying to make a mark in the entertainment industry.

Must Read;Nigeria’s largest brewing company moves to help young individuals succeed in their career

Nigeria's biggest fermenting organization wishes to utilize current innovation to pull in and protect youthful skilled Nigerians.

The organization hopes to accomplish this with the as of late propelled Heineken worldwide ability crusade, Go Places in Nigeria. The official declaration occasion hung on October 17, 2016 at the organization's Abebe Village, Iganmu central station in Lagos.

Go Places takes the interesting type of an intuitive visual narrating amusement, which guides members on an enterprise of decisions. Players are taken through 12 addresses each and are required to give answers to each between three to five seconds.

The connecting with video talk with, which models the Enneagram test, gives a fun and energizing edge to the run of the mill corporate selecting process, changing over a normal prospective employee meet-up into a punchy, beautiful montage of life-characterizing choices.

Go Places delineates the particular and energizing society planned enlisted people ought to hope to experience working at Nigerian Breweries Plc. in Nigeria and at any of the 170 Heineken organizations situated in 70 nations around the globe