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Nike Badmus is TV and radio personality and a nurse, who is based in the United Kingdom. The mother of one, who is known for her rib-cracking Instagram Skits, speaks with SEGUN ADEBAYO on how she copes with the pressure of her job, being a single mother and her plans for the future.

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You were a nurse before you got into the entertainment industry, how did that happen?

The journey of one’s life is designed by God and we are only here to fulfill the plans of God for our lives. Having said that, I can also say that God used my manager, Akeem to encourage me to follow my passion and here we are today telling the good story. My manager and a couple of friends from Edo State helped me to this level. They have done so much for me.

 

You reside in Manchester, how has life been over there?

Life has not been entirely rosy but I am thankful to God for the gift of life and the grace to keep doing what I love most. It has not been an easy ride because we faced with challenges all the time but God has been good to me; I am grateful. Life has been awesome in Manchester, England and I hope to keep doing my best.

 

You are not married but you have a son, how have you been coping being a single mum?

I am not married but I have a lovely son, who I love so much. I channel all my love and energy towards the boy because I want him to have the best of life.

 

You are a nurse, MC and online comedian, how do you manage to juggle these jobs?

It has just been God. I can’t tell you I know how I have been handling this or that. God has been helping me to manage my affairs without any clash.

Your brand is quite popular in Manchester, but people expect that you would come back home to give your people a dose of your talent?

I am happy about how things are turning out for me. I have anchored a couple of shows outside Manchester before and I actually did one recently in Lagos and the reception was very impressive. It pushed me to the point where I started thinking I should start paying attention to my Nigerian audience. We will get there. It is just one step at a time for me.

 

Your comedy skit is very popular online, how do you manage to generate contents?

I have a number of good skits out there that people really love. For me, it is just the joy and passion to do my job that keep helping me to get better. I just want to keep entertaining my fans and keep building my brand. We will see where that will take us. I have about 20 skits that people really love, and I appreciate their support. I don’t take it for granted. Being a qualified nurse means so much to me. Anchoring events and doing comedy complete me.

 

How did you come about your stage name, Mc Honourable Olayiwola?

The name came into existence through one of my friends, a politician in Oshodi area of Lagos State. He visited me and we got talking then from there he just said one day I will introduce you into politics and I quickly said no. He just laughed and said politics is what you made it to believe. Then one of my pastors prayed for me from Nigeria one day and said you are honourbaly blessed. Since then, the name became a part of me. My passion gives me the time and chance to meet good personalities and I don’t take that for granted.

 

 

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Encomium as Christian leaders celebrate Ayewa at 70 https://tribuneonlineng.com/218871/ Sun, 16 Jun 2019 01:09:25 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218871 Tribune Online
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It was a day of honour as gospel music veteran-cum cleric, Pastor Jospeh Adelakun, popularly known as Ayewa, had the musicians and top Christian leaders paying visit to his residence to rejoice with him as he clocks 70. The low-key event, which according to the celebrant was just as tip of the iceberg for a […]

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It was a day of honour as gospel music veteran-cum cleric, Pastor Jospeh Adelakun, popularly known as Ayewa, had the musicians and top Christian leaders paying visit to his residence to rejoice with him as he clocks 70.

The low-key event, which according to the celebrant was just as tip of the iceberg for a major celebration, became a carnival-like as top clerics from various denominations, gospel musicians and actors celebrated him.

R gathered that the celebrant in the early hours of Tuesday received blessings from the General Overseer of the Living Spring Church, Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, and was later celebrated by his close associates and family members in his studio.

The event also featured several testimonies and impacts the ‘Amona’ crooner, made on guests, as several people could not resist pouring encomiums on the celebrant.

According to the chairman of the 70th birthday committee, Pastor Tunde Kajogbola, plans have commenced to roll out the drums for the celebration of the distinguished cleric and music icon later in the year.

He said: “Baba Ayewa’s 70th birthday committee has commenced a solid plan to celebrate him. He deserves it and we are ready to give our to hold a classy celebration to mark his 70th birthday on September 21 at 10 Degree Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. What we did today was just to gather to bless and pray for the celebrant; the main event is coming and it will be a bigger one.”

Some of the celebrities that graced the event include, music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, who was represented by his son, Bishop Folarin Obey; Taiwo Hassan, popularly known as Iya Rainbnow.

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‘I never knew D’banj and Don Jazz would make it’ https://tribuneonlineng.com/218652/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 02:14:45 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218652 Tribune Online
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United Kingdom-based Nigerian artiste, Folashade Aboderin, better known as Shady Blue, who recently returned to Nigeria, in this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, speaks on her mission and why she switched from Soul to Afrobeat.   What would you say informed your recent visit to your country home? It is always nice and a thing of […]

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United Kingdom-based Nigerian artiste, Folashade Aboderin, better known as Shady Blue, who recently returned to Nigeria, in this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, speaks on her mission and why she switched from Soul to Afrobeat.

 

What would you say informed your recent visit to your country home?

It is always nice and a thing of delight to visit one’s source. The Yoruba adage also attested to it that ‘Ile la bo isinmi oko’. It has been an awesome experience since I came into the country. I have engaged with a lot of bigwigs in the industry and also it has made me have a feel of the mainstream of the industry. I have also granted some media interviews both in the print, radio and TV stations. Part of the plans of my visit was to come and prepare the ground for my music in my country and I cannot wait to storm the industry with my brand.

 

Why did it take you so long to explore your career in the Nigerian music industry?

At some point I had to quit music because of some reasons and I became depressed when I stopped doing music. I had to take a break from music to have kids. At a time, I lost my confidence because I went through a lot when I was having children. I felt I was too fat, ugly and didn’t have any talent anymore. Before I returned to doing music, I was quite depressed.

When I returned to music, I decided to take to my brother’s advice by doing Afrobeat, instead of my original style, soul/jazz.

He feels doing Afrobeat is easier than soul/jazz. So, he advised me that once I got people’s attention, I would be free to show them the other side of me.

I am not a stranger in the Nigerian music scene. Aside the fact that I have done a couple of Nigerian vibes, I have a typical background of the industry. I was the only female singer in JJC and 419 Squad, though I didn’t regret quitting the group.  I was close to JJC Skillz, D’banj and Don Jazzy, but I decided to leave the group because I wanted to start my own girls’ group.

I started a group called Quali-tee and we enjoyed the support of JJC and Don Jazzy, but the group was short-lived. I didn’t take Don Jazzy and D’banj seriously when they invited me to their studio when they returned to Nigeria.

To be honest, I didn’t take them serious. I couldn’t believe they left the UK for Nigeria; I just felt they wanted to waste my time. But their decisions back then have indeed paid off. I believe, however, things have happened is the way God has orchestrated it. I believed that when the time is right it would happen. I think I probably would have been in a better place by now. I want the industry to watch out for me, as I am set to storm the industry with my talent.

 

Going by you readiness to light up the music scene with Nigerian vibes, are you also conscious of the close watch of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Nigerian artistes?

I don’t think I have anything to fear about that My mission is to explore my talent and contribute to the development of the industry. I am aware of the recent happenings in the Nigerian music scene and I feel that EFCC resolved to make a scapegoat out of the popular street rapper, Naira Marley. Personally, I feel it is unfair. I don’t think the way the commission has clamped down on Naira Marley is fair. I feel really sorry for the guy, I didn’t know the true story, but it’s really unfair the way he’s being treated. But that is just how life is; one person get’s to be the unlucky person unfortunately. I recently discovered that he’s not the first Nigerian artiste to glorify internet fraud. It’s just unfortunate he has to be the scapegoat.

You have been releasing several singles lately. How did you find this easy? 

After almost seven years break from my music career, to raise my children and focus on other aspects of my life, I was yearning to get back to my passion and what I love. I never stopped writing or recording and never really stopped performing with bands, though I was not active, but I continued recording and collaborating with my main producer, Teebee Oto to whom I am very grateful. He was one of the few people that really believed in me. As a perfectionist, I wanted to make sure the sound was right and the music was well crafted and polished. My producers and I recorded for a while and then finally decided to release some songs.

I took my time as I wanted the music to be perfect and unique. I didn’t want to just be releasing songs for the sake of being current or consistent but wanted to release new songs and music that was properly produced with high quality and in tune with the current sounds of the times that could appeal to the new age and be able to keep my signature edge (Afrocentric soulful sound). So far, the feedback has been awesome and I am very grateful that despite the break, I am still being accepted and my music is still being embraced by all.

 

How were you able to blend into the Nigerian vibes despite the fact that you are based abroad?

I have been doing lots of research and I always make sure I stay current by listening to what is being released here often. I am very passionate about what I do and always like to do my best and still stay true to myself. I wouldn’t want to tone down who I am and my style to fit in with other people as there is no need for me to fit in because I believe I was born to stand out. I was born and raised in Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State to be precise and I wanted to infuse my culture, my roots and my influences into my sound so I collaborated with my producer TeebeeO on every song on my album as he was the only one who seemed to understand what I was trying to create and with his help and expertise I was able to do this.

TeebeeO and myself have similar influences and he also comes from the live music background – we have even performed live before he relocated years ago to Nigeria, he understands my tone and my influences like my father – Anjola Aboderin, Fela Kuti, Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade and Onyeka Onwenu, Lagbaja, Sade Adu, Jill Scott, Anita Baker etc.

 

What is your next focus after the singles?

The plan is to release the album entitled: ‘My Way’ this year by God’s grace and then do a European and African tour, while I work on my next album. The tour will enable me connect more to my fans and music lovers and perhaps possibly afford me getting a live recording of my tour on a CD & DVD.

 

How has life been staying abroad as one of the Nigerian-born musicians based abroad?

It has been a roller-coaster as you literally have to combine different aspects of living into one from having a 9-5 professional job as project and change manager to being a mother of two children and managing my fashion business and still conducting my music career. It’s hard to find a balance but God has been faithful and has enabled me to carry on and make things happen. I wouldn’t want to pretend and say it’s been easy; God’s Grace has afforded me tenacity. There are times I survive on little or no sleep. I have days when I get so overwhelmed and emotional but I thank God for always keeping me strong and seeing me through. Basically, I would say that my faith in God keeps me strong.

 

Do you think Nigeria has what it takes to compete with the music standard abroad?

I feel there are still lots of room for improvement, but I also know there are true talents in Nigeria. I feel some need to work on perfecting their craft before going out there. Nigeria entertainment is highly rated presently overseas compared to other countries, especially in Africa. Back in those days it used to be the Jamaican industry, but Nigeria has taken the lead now.

 

Don’t you feel threatened among foreign musicians in the industry over there? 

No, I don’t feel threatened and never will. Everyone is unique and I feel as long as you are not trying to be who you are not by staying true to yourself, staying unique and not trying to fit in and staying creative and not competing then there will never be a reason to feel threatened.

 

What has life taught you as a musician?

As a musician and an artist, life has thought me so many things. First, to be myself. “Fitting in” is highly overrated. I will continue to be me. Confidence is sexy. Besides, great leaders didn’t get where they are by following the crowd. Never to give up on my dreams and passion, despite challenges; taking time for myself to meditate and do some writing and creating good music which is where I derive most happiness. Living in my truth (i.e) being honest. Never apologising for my own imperfection. No one is perfect and also saying no when I need to as I used to take on so many tasks and tried to please everyone but me which was overwhelming and lead to stress. I have learned to say no firmly without being negative and saying yes only to things I want and love. There are other things life has taught me as a musician and artist and these are: Being kind. The benefits of being kind–or at the very least courteous–far outweigh the effort you put in. I enjoy doing random acts of kindness.

I know myself better than anyone else. I don’t let anyone else’s opinions control what I do, what I wear, or what I say. Other people’s opinions are suggestions. Everyone else is as worried and insecure as I am. Some people just hide it better. It doesn’t mean that they are any smarter or better than me.

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Khloe Kardashian dismisses claims she was Tristan Thompson’s mistress https://tribuneonlineng.com/218582/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:52:07 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218582 Tribune Online
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Khloe Kardashian has dismissed claims she was Tristan Thompson’s mistress when they first started dating. Jordan Craig, who shares a two-year-old son called Prince with Tristan, filed a child support request last year, in which she named Khloe as the basketball player’s “mistress”, claiming the pair had started dating in 2016, when Tristan was still […]

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Khloe Kardashian has dismissed claims she was Tristan Thompson’s mistress when they first started dating.

Jordan Craig, who shares a two-year-old son called Prince with Tristan, filed a child support request last year, in which she named Khloe as the basketball player’s “mistress”, claiming the pair had started dating in 2016, when Tristan was still with her.

However, while not directly referencing Craig’s claims, Khloe took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday to set the record straight about exactly when her romance with Tristan – the father of her 14-month-old daughter True – began.

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“I need to say my truth. Take it as you will,” Khloe stated. “My truth is: I met Tristan because HE CHOSE to go on a blind date with me. A mutual friend set us up.

“After going on some dates, Tristan told me that he had an ex that was pregnant. Obviously, I was reluctant about us continuing to date or start a relationship.”

Khloe then continued to explain that the sportsman tried to persuade her that his relationship with Jordan was well and truly over.

“He had me talk with his most inner circle,” she said. “He showed me physical p(r)oof (correspondence between the two) and had me on calls with his lawyers to prove his point. His best friends, business associates and even his mother told me, him and his ex were broken up before we met.”

The mother-of-one added that while she believed Tristan and his nearest and dearest at the time, if they were lying to her then she is “completely and utterly sorry”.

“I pray my truth is in-fact that. Lord knows I pray but now, I really don’t know what to believe,” the 34-year-old explained. “Truthfully, from the deepest parts of my soul I am sorry! I’m sorry for any pain that has been created either way. No woman deserves to go through anything like this! This is my TRUTH.”

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Singer speaks of interest in Sunglass business https://tribuneonlineng.com/218581/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:51:58 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218581 Tribune Online
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Nigerian singer, actress, and entrepreneur, Chioma John, who recently bagged the ambassadorial deal of a Chinese tech company, Ja Solar Energy Equipment, is set to launch a new business concern. The ‘Man No Be God’ crooner will be unveiling her fashionable Sunglasses, Cura, which gets into Nigeria from China in few days. Speaking on why […]

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Nigerian singer, actress, and entrepreneur, Chioma John, who recently bagged the ambassadorial deal of a Chinese tech company, Ja Solar Energy Equipment, is set to launch a new business concern.

The ‘Man No Be God’ crooner will be unveiling her fashionable Sunglasses, Cura, which gets into Nigeria from China in few days.

Speaking on why she went into sunglasses business after she had successfully established her hair, eyelashes and makeup brands, Annjay stated that her love to good look is inborn.

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“I went into beauty business because I like it since childhood. It’s also part of my profession as a singer and a model.  I love to see people look good. We also know that the level of sunshine in Nigeria is something to worry about. That was why I introduced the Sunglasses brand,” she said.

Continuing, the Ebonyi State-born multi-talented artiste hinted that she has been a lover of entrepreneurship.

“I have been doing this business before I went into journalism but not as big as it is now. Annjay products are international now. We have our clients globally. Some USA U.K., SA, Ghana and many more. People order our goods products from there and we ship to them,”  she said.

On the affordability of her products, the light-skinned entertainer maintained that it’s for all and sundry. All our products are affordable. Cura is for all lovers of good fashion items and wants to stand out too.”

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Pencil Unbroken: Movie themed comedy show holds next Sunday https://tribuneonlineng.com/218648/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:44:27 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218648 Tribune Online
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All is now set for the fourth edition of this yearly comedy show tagged, ‘Pencil Unbroken’ which is billed to hold at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace hotel, Victoria Island come Sunday June 23rd, 2019. Ace comedian, Ogechi Nwanevu Cyril, who is better known as Pencil made this known in a statement made available […]

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All is now set for the fourth edition of this yearly comedy show tagged, ‘Pencil Unbroken’ which is billed to hold at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace hotel, Victoria Island come Sunday June 23rd, 2019.

Ace comedian, Ogechi Nwanevu Cyril, who is better known as Pencil made this known in a statement made available to Saturday Tribune.

The fourth edition has been tagged ‘The Movie Edition’.

Pencil said that guests attending the show would be treated to lots of side attractions such the comic discussion of industry issues, rib cracking jokes from the finest of comedians that includes AY, Gordon, Seyi Law, Lasisi Elenu, Kennyblaq, I go die, Bash, Forever, Eboh Bomb amongst others while there is going to be electrifying performances from surprised musical act.

Pencil has graced many concerts with his witty quips both in Nigeria and abroad. His style, which is simplistic and original, has earned him an enviable spot among the elite class of comics, he started his career 13years ago and got his breakthrough on the platform of Ay’s open mic night organized by famous comedian Ay, with lots of outstanding performance both in and out of the country and several awards to his credit like Tush awards, Naija FM awards to mention but a few.

However the Abuja edition of the show is slated for September 1, 2019 while the UK tour kicks starts from October 5, 2019.

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At Omini Makinde’s 47th birthday soiree https://tribuneonlineng.com/218689/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:25:20 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218689 Tribune Online
At Omini Makinde’s 47th birthday soiree

A few days after being sworn in as the governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde and his wife, Tamunominini hosted their first social event as they invited their friends and a few family members to the 47th birthday of the First Lady. The birthday party, which was initially planned to be low key with […]

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A few days after being sworn in as the governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde and his wife, Tamunominini hosted their first social event as they invited their friends and a few family members to the 47th birthday of the First Lady.

The birthday party, which was initially planned to be low key with the children and a handful of aides, was later held at the Government House, Agodi as an afterthought of the governor, who felt the need to extend the invitations to friends of the family and political associates.

It was a warm gathering and a night of remarks and appreciation.

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The celebration started with an opening prayer by Pastor Femi Emmanuel and a short speech by one of Governor Seyi Makinde’s friends, Peter Eledan, who chronicled the lives of the governor and his wife.

One of the governor’s daughters, Tobi also made her remarks and described her mum, Omini as the most wonderful soul before the stage was taken over by Governor Seyi Makinde who shared the story of their meeting when she was 19, their marriage of 28 years and other private moments they have shared together.

It was a perfect night, blended with music, laughter and joy.

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Late veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah ‘s burial slated for July 12 https://tribuneonlineng.com/218607/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:27:07 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218607 Tribune Online
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THE late veteran filmmaker, Chief Eddie Ugbomah,(OON) who died on May 11, 2019, will be buried on July 12 at the Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi. The Chairman of the Burial Planning Committee, Mr Rahman Raji, stated this in a press statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos […]

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THE late veteran filmmaker, Chief Eddie Ugbomah,(OON) who died on May 11, 2019, will be buried on July 12 at the Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi.

The Chairman of the Burial Planning Committee, Mr Rahman Raji, stated this in a press statement he signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.

Raji said that the final programme had been approved by the family of the deceased before releasing it to the public.

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According to Raji, the Tribute in Honour of the late film producer will hold on July 10 at The National Art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

He said that there would also be the launch of a posthumous biography of Ugbomah titled ` Eddie by Eddie’ on the same day.

“The Service of Songs and Industry night will also hold on July 11 at the same venue.

“The Lying-in-State, the Burial Service and entertainment of guests will hold on July 12 at the National Theatre,” the chairman said.

Raji in the statement also said that the internment would hold at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi after the burial service on the same day.

NAN reports that Ugbomah was a Nigerian filmmaker, director and producer who directed and produced several films that include: “The Rise and Fall of Oyenusi’’ in 1979, “Oil Boom’’, “The Boy is Good’’, “Apalara’’, “The Mask’’.

The late Ugbomah who was 78 years at the time of his death was born on Dec.19, 1940.

He contributed greatly to the development of Nollywood during his lifetime and in 1988, was appointed the chairman of the Nigerian Film Corporation.

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Thousands of music lovers attend ‘The Falz Experience 2’ https://tribuneonlineng.com/218563/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:08:58 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218563 Tribune Online
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AFTER the emphatic success of the maiden edition of The Falz Experience, the two-time AMVCA winner returned with a new twist for the follow-up show tagged “The Falz Experience 2”. Held on June 8, at the Eko Convention Centre, the four-hour live concert featured performances by Falz with support from a star-studded supporting cast. The […]

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AFTER the emphatic success of the maiden edition of The Falz Experience, the two-time AMVCA winner returned with a new twist for the follow-up show tagged “The Falz Experience 2”.

Held on June 8, at the Eko Convention Centre, the four-hour live concert featured performances by Falz with support from a star-studded supporting cast.

The maiden edition of the show, which reportedly gulped a whooping sum of N300 million, elevated the concert experience in Nigeria and the new edition offered more than anything seen in Nigeria.

For this edition, fans were given an opportunity to suggest elements of the show on social media using the hashtag #WhatWillFalzDo.

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What did Falz do? A lot. Falz has dominated the chats and conversation in 2019 with the release of his third studio album, “Moral Instruction,” which drove the social and political conversation of Nigeria, and elevated the place of art as a tool for societal change.

With piercing songs such as ‘Hypocrite’ and ‘Talk’, the rapper created a set list that offered a 360 experience featuring the best of entertainment, performances, satire and layered education at the concert.

Falz ran the entire spectrum of his personality and talents, fusing his music with comedy and the best character acting. The Sweet Boys Association (SBA) made a live appearance for the first time.

But high-fliers, Basketmouth, JJC and IK Osakhioduwa, had their wives including actress Funke Akindele, Elsie Okpocha & Olo Osakioduwa show up and break up the party.

Sola Sobowale, also threw in some drama, breaking up a strip-tease performance. A huge crossover was the appearance of Falz’s character from Chief Daddy,

Famzy Beecroft, who made a spectacular appearance and performed his hit tune “Moving Mad”. A shout to the internet viral star of the “You Don’t Touch Me’ video was had, while ‘Sweet Girls’, Simi, Niniola, Seyi Shay, threw in style, vocals and more to add to the magic.

Explaining why he took a new direction with the show Falz said, “The Falz Experience is one of the most open windows into who I am as a performer and entertainer. My fans are a huge part of Falz. They are the driving force of my art, and remain a solid reason why I exist as a musician.”

Falz (real name Folarin Falana) is a law graduate from the University Of Reading who began his music career in secondary school, teaming up with friends to establish a group called “The School Boys.”

Today the multi-award winner is hyphenated, traversing the world of music, movies and comedy. He has three albums, a joint EP with Simi, a string of hit singles including, ‘Something Light’, ‘Soft Work’, ‘Karishika’, ‘Wehdone Sir’, ‘Bad Gang’ and‘ Soldier’ to name a few.

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Nigerian singer, Aramide, appointed into Recording Academy Board https://tribuneonlineng.com/218560/ Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:43:07 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=218560 Tribune Online
Nigerian singer, Aramide, appointed into Recording Academy Board

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NIGERIAN Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, has been appointed into the Washington DC’s chapter of the Recording Academy Board of Governors. The Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals and is famous for organising the yearly Grammy Awards which recognizes achievements in the music industry. The […]

Nigerian singer, Aramide, appointed into Recording Academy Board
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Nigerian singer, Aramide, appointed into Recording Academy Board

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NIGERIAN Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, has been appointed into the Washington DC’s chapter of the Recording Academy Board of Governors.

The Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals and is famous for organising the yearly Grammy Awards which recognizes achievements in the music industry.

The academy has 12 chapters in various locations throughout the United States.

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She broke the news in a series of tweets where she reminisced on how far she had come in her musical career.

She said music was much more than just making her voice heard.

“It is more about inspiring, elevating, uplifting, influencing, encouraging and telling different beautiful stories.

“I’m most definitely proud of where music has brought me, proud of the many lives it has touched, proud of the people I’ve been able to inspire and encourage through music.

“And today, I’m happy to announce to you that after being an active voting member of the recording academy for years, this Monday, I will be inducted into the Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs®) Governance Board.

“I will now be a part of the Governors for the Washington DC Chapter board,” she wrote.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that her musical career began in 2006 when she contested at Nigeria’s music talent hunt show, Star Quest, where her team came third.

In 2015, she won the award for the best female vocal performance at the Headies following the release of her first single, `Iwo Nikan’.

Nigerian singer, Aramide, appointed into Recording Academy Board
Tribune Online

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