Miss Africa Pageant To Promote African Culture, Tourism

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that the ongoing Miss Africa Pageant would promote African culture, tourism and help in promoting decent dressing among African youths. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Mr Austine Elemue, Special Assistant on Media to the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu. Elemue said that the pageant would also empower African women with various skills. This end, he said, over 61 delegates from different African countries have arrived Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, to participate in the…

Okowa Drums Support For Entertainment Industry

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called on the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders to give maximum support for the entertainment industry to thrive in Nigeria. Okowa made the call at the Delta Talent Economic Summit with the theme “The Economy of Talent” at the Event Centre, Asaba, on Wednesday. He said that enormous talents abounded in the country and appealed to national and sub-national governments to support the entertainment industry to identify and market talents to realise their abundant potential. He pledged continued support of his administration to…

Afrobeat Legend D’banj Officially Joins The Afrozons Dubai Soundoff

DUBAI/United Arab Emirates: The build-up to the AFROZONS DUBAI SOUND OFF, holding in March of next year is gaining momentum; as Dubai’s Department for Economy and Tourism, DET formerly known as Dubai Tourism, unveils, International Afrobeat superstar, D’banj, popularly known as the Koko Master, as the Official Afrobeat Artiste of the AfroZonsDubai Soundoff. D’banj who has received numerous international awards like the Best International Act (Africa) at the 2011 BET Awards and Best-Selling African Artiste at the 2014 World Music Awards has been an Icon for Afrobeat music for over…

ORPHANAGE: Group Commends Davido For Donating N250m To Orphanages

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Coalition of Orphanages and Children’s Homes in Nigeria (COCHIN), has commended David Adeleke, populalry called Davido, for donating N250 million to orphanage homes across the country. Chief Eze Ajoku, President of the Coalition, made the commendation in an Interview on Friday in Abuja. Ajoku who commended the magnanimity and generosity of Davido, said he had restored confidence in the orphans who had long suffered neglect. “Davido, May God bless you for remembering the orphanage homes who have suffered national neglect for decades now. “With this singular donation, you…

Edo Creative Hub to Enhance Youths Entertainment Potentials-Obaseki

BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has inaugurated Edo creative hub to immortalise late ‘guitar boy’, Prof. Victor Uwaifo. Obaseki said during the inauguration at the newly-constructed, creative hub in Benin, that it would help Edo youths to harness their entertainment potentials. According to him, tonight we are here to start a revolution in entertainment. ”Edo is about entertainment. Edo is about education. Edo is about helping those interested in entertainment achieve their aim. “60 per cent of Edo people are young. Our purpose is to open space for you.…

Delta Partners Indigenous Firms On Talent Economic Summit – Aide

ASABA/Nigeria: Mr Ogusbaba Ogude, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa on Talent Development, says the state is partnering with selected indigenous firms on its 2021 Talent Economic Summit. Ogude in a statement on Friday in Abuja said government in its push for more Public Private Partnerships (PPP) selected the firms to jointly host the summit. He identified the indigenous firms as Airpeace airline, Emmy Bless Constructions Ltd. and First Rhema Solutions Ltd. He said they would train, develop and nurture budding talents in Delta during…

DTHA to Partner With State Broadcasting Services For Batter and Quality Services –House Committee

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly has promised to partner with the state ministry of information at ensuring better and quality service delivery in Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS Asaba and Warri. The Majority Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon Ferguson Onwo made the promise when the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu led top officials of the ministry and parastatals under it to defend the 2022 budget estimates of the Ministry before members of the Assembly Committee. Hon Onwo, Representing Isoko South 11, described the two…

I’m Proud Of The Nigerian Dream – Miss Pepeiye (Interview)

The name Leona Mazur might not ring a bell but, when you mention Miss Pepeiye – the famous original and first Miss Pepeiye of Papa Ajasco Family – you get the attention of people. The Nigerian-American currently based in the Neitherand with her family creatively played her role so well in the sitcom produced by Wale Adenuga’s Production in the early 2000s. One of the pioneers of the Nigerian Fashion Show Industry, Leona was a famous fashion runway model who featured in the Nigerian fashion shows both in Paris and…

Google Lists Tiwa Savage Sextape, Tyson Fury Fight, Others As Top Trending Searches

WARRI/Nigeria: Google has announced the emergence of a sextape involving Nigerian favorite pop star, Tiwa Savage, as among the top trending searches on Google in October. The conclusion of the much-anticipated boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder also piqued the interest of Nigerian sports fans on Google. Google announced this in its October search trends report on Friday in Lagos. Other trending topics in October are the World Teachers’ Day and the one year memorial of the 2020 EndSARS protests. Nigerian youths and celebrities drove through the Lekki…

U.S.-Based Organisation To Build Women Domestic Violence Shelters Across Nigeria

NEW JERSY/United State Of America: Miss Africa Tri State (MATS), a pageant organisation based in the U.S., says it will build shelters across all the states in Nigeria to cater for the victims of domestic violence. Ms Olamide Talabi, the President of the organisation, who disclosed this at the 11th edition of MATS pageant in New Jersey, said a domestic violence shelter had already been built in Oyo State. Talabi said MATS had given birth to Women in Shelter and Environment (WISE) project to support women experiencing domestic violence in…