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Mixed Reactions Trail Davido’s $5000 Donation To Rwandan Music School

The $5,000 about (N1.8 million) pledged by renowned musician, David Adeleke, a.k.a. Davido, to a Rwandan music school has continued to generate mixed reactions from Nigerian musicians.

Some of them commended him for the generous act in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Others, however, advised Davido to extend the gesture to music schools established by Nigerians.

They said that those with interest in music could be sponsored by Nigerian artistes in music school to curb social vices. Nigerian flutist, Omatshola Iseli popularly known as “Tee Mac”, said that such an act of generosity was not supposed to be publicized.

“The donor should have done it quietly without bringing it into public limelight. Iseli said that celebrities as public figures should be more concerned about giving back to the society just as Davido had done. They should, however, try to minimise how the members of the public sing their praises due to their generosity.

“As celebrities, we need to give back to the society depending on how buoyant we are but this must be done without publicity. And I believe such will be appreciated more by God, as Davido has tried,” he said.

Folklore musician Ayo Orobiyi, popularly called “Adunni Nefrettiti” said that Davido’s generousity was a beautiful development for the Rwandan music industry. She said that the Rwanda music was below the acceptable standard when compared with music produced by other African countries.

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She said that the school should channel the donation to the right direction for the improvement of the Rwandan music industry. They would be able to pace up with the qualities of music produced in Nigeria and some other African countries.

“This is a good development coming from one of us in Nigeria. I believe he must have observed that Rwanda needed such help more than Nigeria because their music is nothing to be compared with ours,” she said.

Nigerian reggae musician, Austin Peters, known as “King Wadada” urged Nigerian artistes who are financially buoyant to demonstrate such generous act to music schools in the country. King Wadada who appreciated Davido’s gesture to Rwanda said Nigerian youths could also be assisted in enrolling in Nigerian music schools.

According to him, musicians can train the less privileged Nigerian youths who are interested in becoming musicians by sponsoring them in music schools. Wadada said that this would curb the crime rates and other atrocities engaged in by youths.

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“Davido has tried so far; aside the pledge to the Rwandan music school, he has created a niche for himself and this is highly commendable. I will call on other Nigerian artistes to emulate him but this time such assistance must be for music schools in Nigeria.

“There are many youths who will appreciate being trained in the music school as a way to further their career in singing. Such youths can be sponsored in music schools and we will discover that crime rates and some other social vices will be minimised,” he said.

Peters also advised Nigerian musicians to ensure that the contents of their music were edifying to the souls of the listeners and serve as tools for behavioural change.

“Our music should be capable of achieving positive results, changing the negative behaviour of people to the positive. Let us change the societal problems through our songs,” he said.

(NAN)

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Nollywood Actor, Chinedu Ikedieze Dribbles Wole Arole On Football Pitch (Photo)


Chinedu Ikedieze of the Aki and Pawpaw fame was spotted on the football pitch taken on social media star and comedian, Woli Arole.

An hilarious photo as been going round the internet as popular actor Chinedu Ikedieze, known as Aki dribbles Instagram comedian, Wole Arole on a football pitch.

Wole Arole wrote: “Did I tell you that am also one of the best midfielders in Nigeria. But wait oooo, did Aki dribble me? @chineduikedieze”

Woli Arole remains one of the brightest talents from the ancient city of brown roofs, Ibadan.

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Ini Edo, Toke Makinwa, Others Did Butt Enlargements – Pretty Mike Blows Whistle


Controversial businessman and socialite, Pretty Mike is shaking tables and many Lagos celebrities appear to be on it.

Lagos socialite, Pretty Mike has listed the names of celebrities in Nigeria who have allegedly done plastic surgery. He also made it known that plastic surgery and body enhancement is fast becoming a trend in Lagos as centres where such is done keep springing up.

Taking to social media, Pretty Mike mentioned Tonto Dikeh, Toke Makinwa, Ini Edo, Princess of the Big Brother Naija fame, Onyii Alex and many others as he promised to release a full list in his next post on the topic of plastic surgery.

He wrote:

“We also have Centres in Lagos where they do these surgeries,the most common which is grandville medlaser in VGC,he became more popular when he did the free surgery for ladies who had over 11k followers and didnt mind posting their procedures showing their faces,likes of #sandraiwok #suzilicious jumped on it,my bird told me she even did hers twice.

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Then we have Dr Femi of the lekkihillplasticsurgery who I heard broke out from grandville medlaser, mehn have you seen the way he moulds asses and his lollipop cut for breast augmentation then down to Victoria Island have Kleinburgmedspa,they are also very good and I think they’re the only ones have seen done hips unlike the rest who just gives everyone the Apple butt shape,but what do I know clients preference I guess this Bbl is now so common with 20k-35k consultation fee and between 800k-2Million you can get a banging body in Lagos,just get ready not to sit for at least 3weeks (you don’t want the fat pumped in getting bleeped up).we have the likes of #berbiedoll who hyped her procedure on her snap #kunmi123 #Ronke who have worked on their bodies,our celebs are not even left out:;tonto dike,ini edo,Onyi Alex,princess bbn,Toke makinwa…..it’s very hard to know the real from fake now as Lagos has been littered with big bum bums and I can strongly say, I’m a big fan and I love the movement.

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To be continued In my next part 2 post…we are going to dig out__1.all the names of people u think have gone under the knife, 2.Why Married women are under pressure to go under the knife 3.Why it is the most requested gift from ladies 4.Why most ladies are badly saving up for Lipo 5.”

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I’ll Publicly Declare My Assets If Elected, I Support State Police – Singer, Banky W


Regarded as the King of R&B music in Nigeria, multi-talented singer, Banky W has reiterated his determination to represent his constituency as a federal lawmaker.

While speaking in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, a Federal House of Representatives candidate from Eti-osa in Lagos state, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, pledged to support the establishment of state police if elected.

The Wedding Party actor who disclosed that he was willing to publicly delcare his assets if elected as a lawmaker to represent Eti-Osa constituency, said his destiny is to stay in Nigeria and make his community and the country better.

Banky added that he decided not to leave the country, at a time many Nigerians are running away to seek greener pastures because he believes he is meant to empower the young people around him.

He said; “For me, it is about destiny and impact. I have lived outside of the country for a little over half of my life and I have had those opportunities and they are still there for me if I wanted to take them but I feel like my destiny is here.

“I feel like I have been given the success, the platform, the following and the relevance that I have because I am meant to use it for a greater good. I am meant to use it to impact my generation. I am meant to use it to empower the young people around me. I am meant to use it to make my community and my country better.

“So, if I run away because life is easier elsewhere, that will be running away from my problems and I am intent on impacting my generation and fulfilling my purpose, that is why I am here,” he said.

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Speaking further, Bank W said that he is not intimidated by the ruling party and other mega parties, adding that he has new ideas to bring to the table and the community is ready for new ideas.

“The community is ready for people with vision and the intellectual capacity and for fresh faces on the scene that generally have good intentions for the country.

“For us now, it is about going door-to-door, community-to-community in Eti-Osa and letting them know that they do have a separate option, an alternative that is willing to try to do things differently and hopefully, to do things better.

“At the end of the day, if it’s the will of God and the will of the community, then we willl win but if it is not, then we are okay with that because we have been playing our role in trying to improve our community and that is never going to stop, whether we get the seat or not,” he said.

He explained that the reason he chose to run on the platform of a new party is because his party does not want people to handcuff their message and vision.

“That is (why) we have set up our own political party. We have set up MDP. It is a new party. It is self-funded because we do not (want) to answer to the powers that be. We just want a seat at the table of governance. We want to bring our own chair so that the only people that we will be answering to, are the people who put us in office – which is the community.

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“And I think that marks a difference between what we are trying to do and what other politicians are doing.”

When asked if he supports state police, he was affirmative. “Absolutely. I think that Nigeria is too big of a country to be policed effectively on federal basis. I think that there are so many issues that are going on in our communities now that I think states should have the ability to run their own police forces.

“I know we have really great police officers but I feel like they are underfunded and not really supported and the bad ones make everyone else look bad. So, I think there is some reform that needs to happen in the police as a whole and I would encourage us to look towards state police.”

While stating that he will publicly declare his assets if voted into office, he said he does not have any political god-father.

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