Friday, June 28, 2013

Pictures from BankyW's 'Good Good Loving' Music Video With Damilola Adegbite


The Battle fields By Sam Adeyemi

Ephesians 6: 10-12 & 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5

As we engage in spiritual warfare, we need to properly understand the landscape of the battlefield. It is very important that we realise that our enemies in this conflict are not other human beings who may be used as agents, platforms or part of the terrain where we wage this warfare, but our enemies are principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age and wicked spirits in heavenly places (Ephesians 6: 10-12). The first terrain for spiritual warfare is the heavenly places. We are in conflict with Satan and other demonic entities who belong to a hierarchy in Satan’s kingdom (listed above). He also has other beings that he deploys on his assignments. We are dealing with demonic entities that operate in our world but their main domicile is described as the “heavenly places”.
Daniel had been praying and fasting for three weeks but the day the angel showed up with the answer, he told Daniel that from the very first day Daniel prayed, he had been dispatched with the answer which included revelations about future world events. On his way to Daniel, he confronted a demonic entity called the prince or principality of Persia, who was only defeated after Archangel Michael came to help the angel. (Daniel 10: 10-20).  Satan has deployed territorial spirits over different geographic locations, estates, cities, nations and even continents. This explains why, in some instances, there are results or scenarios which are consistent across particular locations because Satan influences the events. 

'Kidney transplant will not cost more than $50k-Juliet Ibrahim writes about OJB

The Ghanaian actress posted a message on her instagram today asking people to stop insulting and  harassing celebs for funds for OJB's treatment. She also wrote that a kidney transplant doesn't cost more than $50, 000 and doesn't understand why people raising funds for OJB are requesting for $100, 000. See her full statement below.

Wizkid to collaborate on new music with KSA + his album track list

He has already collaborated with the king of Afrobeat, Femi Kuti, now he's about to collaborate with the king of Juju music, King Sunny Ade. Wizkid has also unveiled part of the track list of his highly anticipated album which will soon be released.

Photo: Wizkid replaces his crashed Porsche with a brand new one

Less than two weeks after crashing his N15million Porsche Panamera in an accident in Lekki, Wizkid has replaced the car. The music star posted his new ride on his Instagram page just this morning and wrote #blessed!. Good for him!

Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye donate N5million to OJB

P-Square and their elder brother Jude 'Engees' Okoye yesterday donated N5million to ailing music producer OJB who needs N16million for a kidney transplant. God bless you guys!

Stephanie Okereke Bags The Montage Africa Women Of Excellence Award

The actress recently received an award for Excellence in Drama and Entertainment at the just held Montage Africa Women of Excellence Awards (MAWEA). Big congrats to her.

Omotola Covers City People's Fashion & LifeStyle Magazine


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Baby #2 On The Way! Julius Agwu And Wife Expecting 2nd Child

We are receiving reports that Julius Agwu and wife Ibiere are expecting their second child. According to those who have seen Ibiere she is already showing.
Their first child, Zahra was born in 2009. Congrats to them in advance, and we wish them best of health and safe delivery process.

Nominees For 2013 City People Entertainment Awards – Genevieve Nnaji, Yemi Alade, Beat FM, Tiwa Savage, Others Nominated


The buzz for the 2013 edition of the annual City People Entertainment Awards has started. Organizers of the annual awards, The City People Media Group has released nominees in different categories for the award ceremony. The glamorous event is billed to hold on Sunday July 14 2013 at the Haven Event Centre, Ikeja Lagos. The City People Entertainment Awards has been the biggest showbiz event in Nigeria since its inception. The clout of the annual event is not in doubt because it is the only awards event that covers showbiz in its entirety.

The awards recognize and honours deserving individuals in music, movies and comedy and have since received a massive embrace from everyone within and outside the showbiz industry.
The debut edition held at Valley View Auditorium, Abeokuta, Ogun state with the former Executive Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel as the chief host. It was a well-attended event and was anchored by the duo of Derenle Edun and Helen Paul. The second edition held on Sunday July 18th 2011, at 10 Degrees Event Centre Oregun, Lagos.

 The award anchored by ace comedian AY (Ayo Makun) was dedicated to late rap star, Da Grin. The second edition experienced the inclusion of 10 categories for Ghana showbiz industry. Top Ghanaian stars including Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Ruff n Smooth, Majid Micheal and Shirley Frimpong picked up awards at the award ceremony. Several hip hop acts including MI, Wande Coal Jesse Jagz, Kefee, Timaya and Dr Sid thrilled the over 3000 guests that attended the event.

According to the publisher of City People Magazine Dr Seye Kehindethere will be a lot of surprises this year and efforts are being made to make it bigger than previous editions. In his words “City People entertainment awards has over the years become one of the most respected events in Nigeria. It’s one event everyone in entertainment look forward to because it’s always fun and at the same the only award ceremony in Nigeria where all showbiz stars (Music, Movie and Comedy) are gathered under one roof for same purpose. There will be a lot of surprises and as usual we look forward to another wonderful show as we honour stars that have done well in the last one year,”

Below is the list of Nominees and people can start to vote for their favourite stars in different categories by sending SMS to the keyword CP (SPACE) CATEGORY (SPACE) NAME OF WINNER to 33121. In a couple of days from now, we shall be unveiling who will anchor the event and artistes billed to entertain guests at the award ceremony.

Mo’Cheddah Signs On As Soul Mate Hair Care Products Ambassador

It’s been a minute since we last heard from Mo’Cheddah yea? We hope it’s all for good reason, as ever since her split with KnightHouse she’s taken a bit of a dip is status.
But not so fast though, Mo’Cheddah just signed on to continue being the ambassador for Soul Mate Care Products. The deal is rumored to be in the 5 million naira range.
Word is there’s a new single from her dropping soon. We await.

Let’s Rock Like Legends!! MTN Announces Project Fame 6.0 All Star Concert

Project Fame 6.0 All Star Concert
Project Fame 6.0 All Star Concert

This season MTN Project Fame has decided to bring together all its superstars and take them on a two city tour of Calabar and Lagos.
Project Fame season 1 winner Iyanya was discovered in Calabar. MTN plans to paint Calabar Yello with a rich collection of Project Fame ALL STARS from season 1 to 5. 

The MTN Project fame concerts promise a parade of both Nigerian and West African Award-winning project fame Stars including AYO, MONICA, iMYKE, PRAIZ, CHIDINMA & IYANYA, KESSE & NII from Ghana, NICHOLAS & MUSULYN from Liberia, and ANIS from S/Leone. They will be supported by Fineboy Eyo, Tolu, Ochuko, Yetunde, Adetoun, Ella and Marvellous, and lots of others plus special guest appearances from Wizkid and Davido.

The concerts are free with registration by texting, name, location and age to 5005 from an MTN line.
The Calabar concert will hold at the Cultural Centre on Mary Slessor Ave on Friday June 21st from 7pm and in Lagos on Friday June 28th at the Lagos Oriental Hotel in Lekki.

Stunning Cover!! Tiwa Savage Covers June Issue Of StyleMania Magazine

Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage covers June issue of Mania magazine. Tiwa looks so beautiful as she strike a pose on the beach in a strapless multi coloured one piece. I love this but her facial expression thou.
Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi.
Stylist: Dimeji Alara.
Make-up: Bimpe Onakoya.
Hair: Ugo Igbokwe.
Body Suit by Iconic Invanity

Spinlet Industry Nite in Texas! Hot Performances by 2Face, Seyi Shay, Ice Prince, D’Prince, Sauce Kid & more | Saturday 22nd June 2013

Spinlet Industry Nite - BellaNaija - June2013001
The Spinlet Industry Nite event is set to make its début in America this weekend.  It will bring some of America and Nigeria’s most celebrated artists like 2Face, Ice Prince, D’Prince, Sauce Kid and Seyi Shey. Other artists include Boston George, So Jeeze, Mista Marrix, Chukky-P, Vinnie Mac along with host Larry D and DJ Neptune.
Speaking on the event the Chief Marketing Officer of Spinlet, Mark Redguard said ”Industry Nite has been a major platform for African artistes’ to highlight themselves and network across Africa. Since 2009, Industry Nite has become the unquestionable authority in West Africa for entertainment industry networking and the most sought after destination for both up-and-coming and established artists to perform to their peers. Now, for the first time, some of the best music Africa has to offer will be on display at this exclusive event in the United States“. Be there!
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2013 Time: 8PM Venue: Ayva Center 9371 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77063
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mary J. Blige Sued for Skipping Concert Date

Promoter claims MJB pocketed $145k but never performed.

Mary J. Blige
With so many outstanding debts hanging in the balance, the last thing Mary J. Blige needs right now is another lawsuit. A promotional company filed legal documents against the Queen of Hip Hop Soul for allegedly pocketing over $100,000 in show money and never performing.

Blige was booked to sing in Dallas last year and abruptly pulled out days in advance. Vision Entertainment Worldwide claims they paid the 42-year-old $145,000 to contract her for the Dec. 9 event. Blige promoted the appearance, then bailed in lieu of a Dec. 8 Brooklyn gig with the Rolling Stones.

Despite walking from the contract, VEW says the Grammy winner never gave the money back, which she denies. "Mary J. did not breach any contract for a Dallas concert last December," a rep said. "Any claims to the contrary is false."

The company wants a minimum of $145,000 to settle the discrepancy, but they may want to get in line behind all of her other debtors. Aside from VEW's allegations, Blige owes the IRS millions and has been sued for defaulting on a couple of bank loans.

Italian designers Dolce&Gabbana sentenced to prison for tax evasion

 Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the men behind fashion power house, Dolce & Gabbana were today June 19th sentenced to one year and eight months in prison by an Italian court after being found guilty of tax evasion. They were also fined €500,000.

The multimillionaire designers were accused of hiding millions of euros from Italian tax authorities, charges they deny and have said they intend to appeal against any conviction.

Italian authorities are accusing them of moving their brand to a Luxembourg-based holding company Gado - in 2004, so they could avoid declaring taxes on royalties of about 1 billion euros.

The Italian authorities have been investigating the designers for about six years now and they were actually cleared of tax evasion/fraud charges at a previous trial in April 2011 but Italy's highest court overturned that ruling, ordering that the case be sent back to trial.

Their sentences have been suspended pending their appeal.

Wizkid invited by policemen at Zone 2 Command Yesterday

This is according to

Wizkid and his manger Godwin Tom were invited by men of the Nigeria Police Force -  Zone 2 Command, Onikan, today June 19th after students of the University of Lagos reported the music star to the police.

The students claim that Wizkid collected N500, 000 from them as full payment for a show that was supposed to hold at UNILAG Sports Centre on May 21st tagged Concert of Life. They claim Wizkid didn't show up for the show and didn't return their money so they went to the police.

Wizkid was at Zone 2 for a few hours this afternoon with his team. He was bailed by his lawyer after he wrote a statement and was asked to report back to the station next week.

According to our source, "I reached out to Wizkid's camp but they kept mum on the matter. But someone privy to the case said they believe an impostor collected the money and not Wizkid. Hopefully, Wizkid's camp will eventually release a statement clearing the air".

K-Cee, The “Limpopo” Master Snags Himself an MTN Endorsement Deal

KC pumps up the crowd's adrenaline

MTN is taking in their new set ambassadors one by one and K-Cee just happens to be one of them. The “Limpopo” master took to his instagram page to announce his big news.

Congratulations K-Cee!

Guaranty Trust Bank: Would You Rather Work With Them? (A Victimised Former Staff Tells It All)

By Junaid Korede Agbabiaka 
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) is a bank that prides itself as a foremost Nigerian financial institution that fosters a culture of openness in which healthy debate is encouraged. Over the last two decades, the bank has grown from strength to strength thus making it a preferred institution for young Nigerians who aspire to become seasoned bankers.
Why join GTBank?
On the bank’s website, it justifies the reason to work for the bank by stating that “We are, first and foremost, a Learning Organization. We understand that being an employer of choice goes beyond the regular pay package. It involves listening, training, mentoring, a genuine concern for what people really care about, and acting upon them. In essence, it involves connecting to people’s hearts.” Superb! No better way to introduce this great institution to an aspiring or established professional in Nigeria’s banking sector.
The bank doesn’t stop at that; it goes on to say that “a career at Guaranty Trust Bank offers you a chance to make a difference in your life and the lives of people in your immediate community. Throughout our history, we have continued to help our staff realize their dreams, whilst creating opportunities for them to fulfill their personal and professional potential.”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Confederations Cup: Nigeria start Group B campaign with 6-1 thrashing of Tahiti

Uwa Elderson Echiejile: Celebrates after scoring the opening goal
Uwa Elderson Echiejile: Celebrates after scoring the opening goal

Tahiti's first taste of a major tournament was as chastening as had been predicted as Nigeria wracked up a 6-1 win with early and late bursts in Belo Horizonte.
With Tahiti having taken a squad to the Confederations Cup that is so inexperienced some of them do not have jobs let alone professional contracts, a resounding Nigerian win was always on the cards and so it played out.

They were three up after 25 minutes - AC Milan's Nnamdi Oduamadi scoring the first two instalments of his hat-trick following an early own goal from Nicolas Vallar - before the most popular goal of the night from Jonathan Tehau saw Tahiti make it 3-1 in the 59th minute.
But, for all Tahiti's commendable spirit, their ball retention was poor and their defending dire, meaning Nigeria had three further goals to come
- from Elderson Echiejile, Oduamadi and another own goal from Tehau - as time and again they found themselves free in the area.

With everything stacked against them Tahiti could have at least hoped for good fortune but, with five minutes gone, Echiejile's off-target shot was diverted into his own goal by Vallar.
Marama Vahirua tried to respond with a rising effort that was tipped over but not deemed as a corner, before it became 2-0 with 10 minutes gone as Oduamadi cashed in after some errant passing between the Tahiti defenders.

It looked like they were going to score with every attack, although Ahmed Musa had an airshot when presented with an open goal, before Oduamadi made it three when keeper Xavier Samin coughed up a regulation cross. He redeemed himself as he denied Oduamadi a hat-trick, while at the other end Steevy Chong Hue punched the ground after he headed over from a yard.

The minnows would get their moment, though, as Vahirua's corner found Tehau and he nodded in at the back post with 54 minutes gone. Nigeria had a fallow period in attack after that before Oduamadi was denied his third once again by the offside flag.

A fourth goal did come with 68 minutes on the clock as Tehau prodded in ahead of his own keeper, before Oduamadi finally got his treble when he slotted in from a John Obi Mikel cross.
A sixth goal would arrive too, Echiejile cracking in the loose ball from a cross.

Ice Prince & M.I Receive Awards From President Goodluck Jonathan


As you know, VIPs roll in the big leagues! Such it was for Chocolate City Music’s Ice Prince and M.I, both of who were seen rubbing shoulders with the Oga pata pata at the top of Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan, as NASCOM Rhythm & Play Ambassadors.

Announcing his honor and excitement on social media platform Twitter, Ice Prince tweeted:

“Mr President be like ‘I love your music’ and I be like ‘I love your life story sir thank You’ #BeInspired”.

The sky seems to be a mere starting point for these two young men – Our Chairman and our VIP.

Nigerian Comedian Elenu Weds His Sweetheart Chinwe Anyanwu

Elenu Wedding (1)

Popular veteran comedian Elenu is officially hitched!. He took his long-time sweetheart, Chinwe Anyanwu to the altar today, 15th June, 2013, at his white wedding which took place at Global Impact Church, Surulere, Lagos.
The couple had said their traditional ‘I do’s’ at the bride’s home in Owerri, Imo State earlier this year on 4th May, 2013.
Congrats Elenu & Chinwe!
Elenu Wedding (2)
Guests – Patrick Elis & Gbenro Ajibade

Photo Credit: Instagram – PatrickElis |

Jay Z announces new album - Magna Carta Holy Grail

Jay Z took over the airwaves during halftime of the NBA Championship finals last night to announce his new album titled "Magna Carta Holy Grail..."
In a partnership with Samsung Galaxy, Jay Z will give away 1 million copies of his new album 72 hours before the July 4th release date to fans who download his new Samsung app on June 24th.
But Magna Carta Holy Grail, tho?  Is it just me or does this sound cultish or fetish?? Erm... Not starting any rumors now ooo

NEMA warns Lagosians against severe weather&heavy rain today

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has warned that there will be severe weather and heavy rainfall in Lagos today Tuesday June 19th.
NEMA spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the early warning is based on alerts received from the African Centre of Meterological Applications for Development based in Niamey, Niger Republic. 
He said:
“In Nigeria, Lagos and its environs are expected to experience torrential rainfall from about 50 mm 24h: Confidence medium means that all stakeholders must be prepared to take all precautionary steps against leaving the warning unattended. 
“On this premise, NEMA is passionately imploring all segments of Nigerian society in the southern part of Nigeria to steps against exposing themselves to the dangers at hand,”
“Those living in the flood plains should relocate to higher (areas) when they are experiencing heavy accumulation of flood water
"NEMA is also using this medium to warn parents sending their wards on any errands while the rain is falling as well as stop dumping of refuse on the drain,” the statement said.
And if you need the agency's help, call its emergency numbers - 080022636432; 08160581814..

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Face Of Peace Pageant 2013 Begins

After the huge success that heralded the maiden edition of the beauty pageant, Face of Peace (FOPA), the organisers, Blumoon Imaginationz has announced the commencement of the 2013 edition with the opening for sales of form.

The grand finale of the maiden edition of the pageant took place at Oriental Hotel, Lagos last year with Uti Uwachukwu and Matse of Nigerian Info as host. Zimuzo Benson, a Pschycology graduate from University of Nigeria, Nsukka emerged the winner; pocketing $10 000 and a car.

Chioma Precious, an undergraduate from Nnamidi Azikwe University emerged the first runner-up. She got $5000, trip to Ghana, and 42 inches plasma TV while Amuche Arjuh from Nnamdi Azikwe University emerged the second runner up.

This year, the organiser is planning to host the show outside Lagos and have concluded plans to have contestants from UK and other African countries. There will be audition in UK and other African countries, selected contestants from these countries will join the contestants in Nigeria to slug it out for the crown comes November 16.

Download: Burna Boy – Celebrate

Burna Boy Celebrate
Is it too early to ask for Burna Boy’s Album ? Track like this makes you anticipate the songs in his forthcoming album. Burna Boy Celebrate is a tune out of this world.
Hopefully if all goes as planned, we should be seeing an album from Burna Boy this year. Till then, we shall enjoy this one.


Produced By Gospel On De Beatz


Don Jazzy gets the £1.2million (N284 MILLION) champagne from Alexander Amosu

Don Jazzy shared the photo above on his instagram page and wrote - 'So I was honored with the 1st bottle to touch Nigeria. #Goûtdediamants cheers to the weekend'
Luxury designer, Alexander Amosu, recently created the world's most expensive champagne called Taste of Diamonds, valued at 1.2million pounds....And Don Jazzy just got one as a gift. 

Mavin Records CEO, Don Jazzy put up the above photo of himself with a bottle of the World’s Most Expensive Champagne, Goût de Diamants‘ “Taste of Diamonds” on his Instagram page.
While we await Don Jazzy letting us know how it tastes, we can only wonder what happened to Alexander Amosu‘s promise to P-Square‘s Peter Okoye.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Adele honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Adele is getting a new medal to go alongside her Grammys and Academy Award — an honor from Queen Elizabeth II. The "Rumor Has It" and "Skyfall" singer was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, on Friday in the queen's annual Birthday Honors list.

Her award, for services to music, caps 12 months in which the 25-year-old singer won an Oscar for her James Bond theme song and gave birth to her first child.
The twice-yearly royal honors lists reward hundreds of people for services to their community or national life. Most go to people who are not in the limelight, but there is also a sprinkling of famous faces.

Adele wasn't the only honoree connected to "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond thriller and the most lucrative film in the series' 50-year history. Cinematographer Roger Deakins was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in recognition of a career that has gained him 10 Oscar nominations for films including "No Country for Old Men," ''Revolutionary Road" and "The Shawshank Redemption."
The list includes a knighthood for Tony Robinson, an actor and political activist best known as dim sidekick Baldrick from the comic TV series "Blackadder." He was honored for his political work and public service.

Top! Fashion Icon Deola Sagoe covers Genevieve Magazine’s June 2013 Issue

Deola Sagoe covers Genevieve Magazine June 2013 Issue - BellaNaija

Just like the cover reads, Deola Sagoe is sitting pretty as a true fashion icon.
The internationally acclaimed designer of self named design label glows on the cover of Genevieve Magazine‘s June 2013 issue in a black ball gown and gold heels.

Deola who kicked off her “fashion game” 25 years ago has been creating critically acclaimed luxe collections, with stars including Anika Noni Rose, Nike Oshinowo and Ojy Okpe rocking her pieces at major red carpet events.
She sits down with the lifestyle publication to speak on all things Deola and fashion (of course).

Deola Sagoe covers Genevieve Magazine June 2013 Issue - BellaNaija01
The issue is currently available.

Raising A Daniel Generation by Nike Adeyemi

Daniel 1: 3-9, 19-20

What do you see whenever you look at a child? Do you only see the physical features or do you see the potentials in them? It is important to have a picture of what they can become later in life. Do not just focus on the present because God also sees us in the light of what He has called us to be. Every child needs to be guided and trained so that they grow up to become responsible and productive adults (Proverbs 22:6).

 In whatever field of endeavour they find themselves, they need to be leaders indeed. Every child needs to continue in the ways of the Lord as they grow up so they can be kind, honest, complete adults; not bitter, wicked and troubled people. Whenever God wants to change a nation, He allows children to be born.  For example, Moses was born to deliver the children of Israel from slavery. As a parent or care giver, always remember that you are raising the children in your care for the future. Your service is not just for the present time.

Photos: Tonto Dikeh Looking Stunning In Traditional Outfit!

Tonto Dikeh cleans up very well. With this look she’s spotting in these pictures, you wouldn’t think she had all those her crazy poko tendencies. She did this shoot for Joyce Jacob Beauty, who did her makeup.

Photo by Tobbinator for TCD Concept, Styling by Bolaji Animashaun.


Jumia Nigeria Ups The Ante - Introduces Nigeria’s First Instagram Fashion Show – “Reinvent”

Jumia Instagram Fashion Show - BellaNaija - June2013

Nigerian online retailer Jumia is getting set to dazzle its online audience with the country’s first ever Instagram fashion show tagged “Reinvent” on their newly launched Instagram account –
During the fashion show, the online store will be showcasing its topmost fashion brands and outfits from dresses and formal wear to tops and shoes. It will be organised like a regular fashion show where models will be clothed in Jumia outfits but this time, via Instagram. Speaking on the event, Raphael Afaedor and Tunde Kehinde, Co founders of Jumia said “Reinvent is another novel initiative from Jumia to showcase our wide array of top quality and world class fashion brands available to all Nigerians. Following the 500k milestone we achieved on Facebook and other strides we have accomplished on other social media platforms, it was expedient for us to explore other social networks and as a company that is keen about ingenuity, we decided to launch our Instagram account with this fashion show to allow Nigerians around the world view our latest and best fashion items from the comfort of their homes.
Adding to this, Wale Adetula, the Head of Offline Marketing at Jumia Nigeria said “As a company that has led the pack in innovation and excellent customer service, we couldn’t think of a better way to launch our Instagram account than to host Reinvent; something that has never been done before in Nigeria. We would like to use this opportunity to implore all Nigerians to join us on Instagram and be part of history.
Date: Friday 14th June 2013
Time: 4PM
Venue: Jumia’s Instagram page:

Download: New music - Lynxxx – Mr. Sexy

Mr. Sexy - June 2013 -
Produced by Sarz, Lynxxx gets the summer started with “Mr. Sexy”.
Play Lynxxx – Mr. Sexy


Music Premiere: Wizkid – Talk Wizkid


After pushing back the release date of his forthcoming second album from 12th June 2013, Wizkid decided to appease the fans with a new tune off the new album, “Talk”, produced by Legendury beatz
Play Wizkid – Talk


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Today is Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's birthday.....

She is a globally renowned Nigerian economist best known for her two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (her current position) and for her work at the World Bank.

Nigeria is said to be seen as fortunate to have this globally acclaimed economist as head of the Finance Ministry as she has consistently demonstrated incontrovertible leadership skills in various positions which she has held both locally and internationally.

Let's start the show by sharing birthday wishes with her this morning

Composer of Nigeria's National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, passes on

The composer of  Nigeria's National Anthem, Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on. Mr Odiase died in his sleep. He composed Arise O Compatriots” in May 1978.

Pa Odiase retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band.