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Feminine Story

Life as Oba’s wife - Olori Shakirat Odunola Oyebo Photos: Sam Aluko

Being married to a king comes with peculier challenges and responsibilities. Such is the story of Olori Shakirat Odunola Oyebo, wife of the King of Egbin land, the host community of Egbin Power Station in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. SOLA BODUNRIN-SANUSI, in this encounter, took her up on the challenges of being married to an Oba. Disclosing how she met her husband, Olori Shakirat also counseled on the intricacies of polygamy. Excerpts…

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an we know you? My names are Princess Olori Shakirat Odunola Oyebo. Princess and Olori! Does that mean you transited from one royal home to another? I am a princess from Oyo town, Oyo State. So your father is an oba? In fact, the present Alaafin of Oyo and my father are cousins. For how long have you been married to kabiyesi? When I’m asked the number of years I have been married to him, I try to evade the question because I don’t really count the years. I know I have been with him the whole of my life. Are you his first Olori? No! Were you married to him before he became a king? Well, he was actually elected a King in 1999, and I knew him after then. That means you knew him after he became a king? Yes! Are there other wives after you? No! So how are you coping in a polygamous setting? We have mutual respect. When you learn to respect each other, every other thing comes to stay. How did you meet kabiyesi?

Our paths crossed when I was on official duty to Egbin, every other thing is history now. We will like to share in the history, so tell us more. I met him the year he was crowned king, that was when our paths crossed. Was your case that of an Oba using his veto power over a woman? For me, it wasn’t love at first sight, but for him it was. I was on an official duty to the Oba and the most important thing to me then was to do what I was there to do and make sure I come back with adequate report to my office, so that was what I had on my mind. I observed that on my first visit to him, he had already developed interest in me. It was very funny but that was what happened. Was yours love at second sight or a gradual process? Well, at the beginning, I was scared; I mean the fear of being married to an Oba and its attendant responsibilities. It is like throwing away your freedom, all the things you would have loved to do freely will be denied you. Some places you will like to go, you can’t go. After I married him, I found myself going to functions not alone again, if we are not going together, some other people will go with me. It’s not easy living the life of a celebrity but I guess that’s the sacrifice I have to make. So your fear was that of being married to a public person and not that of a polygamist?

Well, I am from a polygamous family so I know what it’s all about. My father married more than one wife. I can say all my uncles except one are polygamists, so I knew what I was getting into and the orientation I had in my family came in handy. How long was your courtship? Courtship; was there any courtship? It was friendship at the beginning and then it developed into something serious. I can’t pinpoint the time that cross was made. Everything just came naturally and then my father gave his consent. Because I had told him that if my father didn’t give his consent, I won’t marry him but my father consented and that was it. Did your father give his consent because you were marrying a king, given (SAN) also your famiily status? Not really, I mean, if you are going into a royal home and the person you are getting married to has shown that you can’t get along, what is the essence? It’s not because I am going into a royal home, I have been around royalty all my life. I don’t see my husband as an Oba, I see him as a friend; I see him as a soul mate, and I see him as a confidant. When people come up with all these hullaballoo that an Oba is going out, I don’t see him as such. I see him as my husband. What attracted you to kabiesi? I fell in love with his personality. He is a very good person, a very amiable person. Sometimes when you see him, you won’t see him as an Oba, especially the way he relates with people and even when I try to check him, he will tell me `I’m fine, I’m used to doing it, let me just continue to do what I’m used to`. Like I said earlier, I don’t see him as an Oba. I see him as my husband, my friend and my soul mate. He doesn’t discriminate against anybody. He is a down-to-earth person. He likes people around him. Sometimes he will tell me `let us go and relax somewhere and feel free`. Everybody, even within my family sees him as such and he has won their


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hearts. He is not arrogant; he is not the kind of Oba that you will be afraid to approach. You can meet him on the road and talk to him. So I fell in love with that person because he has all the attributes a woman wants in a man. How do you settle disputes? We have such moments, the beauty of it is that it doesn’t get out to the open, we resolve it within ourselves and most times, before we go to bed. We do not allow it to be carried over to the next day. We do not allow relations within us, whatever happens between us stays between us; whatever misunderstanding we have, we keep it to ourselves. What are your responsibilities as an Olori of Egbin land? My responsibility as an Olori is, first, to

make sure that the domestic welfare of the Oba is attended to; every other thing is secondary. I make sure he sleeps well, sometimes when he goes on and on attending to people I make sure that he rests. To the community at large, I have to make myself available to everybody as the mother of the community. I relate well with them, I don’t discriminate, no social or economic discrimination. If somebody invites me to a function, I do my best to attend. And to the less privileged in the society, I try to make them happy. Egbin is an ancient community, a very small community so it is not very difficult to rally people around and luckily I have the support of the community.

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Why I played hard-to-get for Olu Jacobs - Joke Silva      

                

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an you share with us the genesis of your career? I started out after my A levels. I wanted to seek admission into the University of Ibadan or Ife, but they told me that I was late, so they couldn’t process my admission. My parents said I should work for a year before the next admission. I started working with the University of Lagos Cultural Centre. It was while there that I had invitations to NTA drama section, FRCN drama programme, by Jide Ogungbade and National Theatre where I was involved in various projects. Due to my sojourn in these environments - Radio Nigeria, NTA and National Theatre - I was able to establish my network with lots of experienced professional actors, performers and producers. This was as far back as 1981! After one year, my parents saw my interest as well as the development I had with theater so they said I should go to England for proper training with Golden Lock, where I got auditioned for the Drama School in England. It was a very competitive process because thousands of people would apply but sometimes, they don’t take more than 20 per session. In fact, Golden Lock prepared me. Fortunately at that time, on completion of my training at the drama school, jobs were already waiting for me. I worked at Whales Courts The-

You see, it is not that the industry was not that structured when I came back. It was structured but it was an informal structure. One just needed to understand the workings of the industry at that time. Coping, for me, was not a problem at all because I was just one of those who believe that my work will speak for itself; I always give my 110 percent for every work I do. And along the line, jobs started coming in, new technologies, home videos and what have you.

atre; I did couple of jobs with BBC Radio; I also did some adverts meant for Nigeria but shot in London, one of them was Peak milk advert. I later came back to Nigeria and featured in Mirror in the Sun and Second

Chance. How did you cope when you got back to Nigeria compared to the fact that you had your training in an organized environment?

Some say Nollywood is full of mediocrity, how do you feel about this? I think that is a strong term! Well, it is not easy, but I must tell you it is not easy anywhere in the world, especially in the acting industry. My main focus when I came back was to be an actor and be the best I could be. In this part of the world, we have thousands of people chasing one job, one role, so you have to be very sharp, very creative and always be on your toes. Another good thing                 is not where you work all the time,      That is why I went for training because in training, you learn so many skills you don’t even realise you have in you. While I was in England, I was already thinking of creating work, so we set out our own produc-


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tion company - Lufodo Productions - and started producing plays. We observed that the style of acting in theatre was very centralized and also lacked creativity and acting technique, so we said okay, we need to set up a school where we will bring all these things out, that is what I 

      you are not acting, you are producing; if you are not producing, you are training. You have been insisting on training in the industry; would you say training or talent got you this far in the industry? Well, I belong to the school of thought that argues that talent is never enough. In my experience, I have seen lots of talented people that went down the drain, because without training to help sharpen and focus the talent, it is nothing. The winning combinations have proved me right; it is talent with training. If you have the two together, it will be easier for you to function in such a mobile and competitive industry. Despite your `status`, you are still the simple type, is this really you? (Laughter) I am very grateful to God for his favour and grace to have given me this sort of `status`. I

        call me a big star. I think part of it, according to a friend of mine who told me that it’s just by the fact that one has been faithful to the calling that one had because the talent is not your own but a grace from God. So, whenever it wants to get into your head, you quickly realise that one has nothing to boast about. And, of course, there are still so much work to do; we haven’t gotten to where we want to, not that we haven’t got anywhere, but acting is a job that has no end. We have gotten lots of attention

with Nollywood; but the challenge now is to solidify that huge market and the industry that has gotten the world`s attention. I guess that is one of the reasons for this simplicity. When there are still much to be done, why would you start blowing your own trumpet? Nollywood, then and now, can you make a comparison? I think we have a huge market now than what we had in the time of Ade Love and (Hubert) Ogunde. The industry is bigger now, but interestingly, as much as the industry is bigger, it is not at the mainstream as it used to be. One reason is the fact that we are working with new technologies which the industry is not used to. If we want to be at the mainstream, our cinema should be at the platform where the rest of the world operates. Also, we just have to put something in place. For example, because of pi       the borders freely; proper license for          

      where our government needs to come in. I am saying this because when our      -

I am very grateful to God for his favour and grace to have given me this sort of ‘status’. I always     people call me a big star. I think part of it, according to a friend of mine who told me that it’s just by the fact that one has been faithful to the calling that one had because the talent is not your own but a grace from God.

tion, we cannot track it, we cannot give it to the mainstream organisation. I am not saying these are the main reasons but they contribute. Let’s talk about your marriage with Olu Jacobs. I heard that you met       sight?

For me, no, but for him, it was love

       more of a gradual thing. But then, he was a handsome man, you can`t but fall in love with him. He was such a macho-man with husky voice. I liked him when he approached me, but as a lady, I just needed to play kind of hard-to-get (general laughter). I just liked him for his charming looks and caring attitude. Marriages in Nollywood hardly survive, what has been the secret behind your successful marriage? It can be a bit tough, but I am one person that believes in the power of prayer. Marriages survive with prayer. Trust, tolerance, understanding are the basics, but prayer is the consolidation, so that is the secret How does the home front fare when both of you are at locations at the same time? Like I said, I believe in prayer; when I started changing my house helps, I prayed a lot. I asked God to just bring me someone that will be good to the children, that is one. Ttwo, my mother is incredible! While we were raising our children, she was of


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Olu Jacobs tripped me, but I pretended -Joke Silva

tremendous help. In fact, she was amazing. My friends used to call her professional grandma. Her grandchildren are her life. With that kind of backup, I would say it helped my home-front a lot. Of course, there are challenges just like in any other marriage but, one has been able to conquer it with prayer and faith in God. It is not something I will say we were able to do on our own. We were able to nurture our marriage with the grace of God. Marriage is a challenge in itself, it is not easy by any stretch of imagination because you are bringing two people of different backgrounds, even if you are bringing people from the same background, it is not easy; it is the fact that you grow up in different homes with different ways of doing things. The reality is that when you are dating is different from when you are married. The early years can be very tough but with prayer and all other virtues I stated earlier, all will be well. Another thing is to learn how to forgive each other. There are times your spouse will hurt you so much and you feel like killing him or her, but you don’t have any other choice than to forgive. One thing again is that both of you should know, acknowledge and embrace God. Give everything to the

Lord, let Him handle everything. I am a testimony to that. During courtship, didn’t you feel threatened by your husband’s good looks and girls around him? Just as he had girls chasing him, I had guys chasing me too (laughter). But one good thing about Olu is that he is a very principled person. He knows how to organize things, how to sort out things. I knew he had girls but he was able to end his relationships and I ended mine too before we agreed to start dating. We courted for  

       You have been emphasizing prayer and God all the while, how religious are you? I am not a religious person, I am just a Christian. I worship God and adore my Lord Jesus Christ for all He has done. I go to church to worship Him and of course, I am a pastor in my church. What is the name of your church? God Bless Nigeria.


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Despite D De spiit sp ite their ite th hei eir ir individual indi ind divid iduall family famililily b backgrounds, ackgrounds k they have always hidden behind their professional cover - stage names - a practice that has for long been in vogue in the entertainment industry. Interestingly, Nigerian entertainers, especially performing and recording musicians, have also imbibed this culture. This week, TAYO MUSTPHA parades Nigeria’s top entertainers, revealing their real nemes. Enjoy it!

Wizkid – Ayo Balogun

Ice Prince – Panshak Zamani

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P-Square â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Peter & Paul Okoye Don Jazzy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael Collins 4    ?3  %%! CGG&  %=%+ 4>  $ 4  Hits Records. He grew up in Ajegunle, Lagos and attended Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, before moving to the UK. Don Jazzy left the UK and returned to Naija to form one of the most successful collaborations when he teamed up with D`banj and together, they started the internationally recognized label known as Mo Hits Records. Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;banj became the face of the Record Label and his debut album â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Long Thingâ&#x20AC;? in 2004 was a hit and took the Nigerian Music Industry by storm.

   #   #  Okoye remain the best R&B group in Nigeria. Born November 18, 1981, they have consistently churned out chart-bursting tracks that have equally fetched them positive reviews and awards.

At 37, Innocent was born in Jos but  (  )   %' * hop star who recently got married to actress/model, Annie Macaulay has been consistently the leading Nigerian entertainer with impressive hit tracks and awards both within Nigeria and internationally.

Timaya â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enetimi Alfred Odom

Wande Coal - Ojoshipe Wande Jnr. Born Wande Ojosipe on October 18, 1985, 1st child in a family of 2 children, Wande, like most great musicians started singing in the choir. He got signed on to Don jazzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hits Records in 2006 where he featured on Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;banjâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rundown/Funk You up album on singles like Loke, Tonosibe and Why me.      â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ololufeâ&#x20AC;? was described as the greatest love song ever written by a Nigerian.           with other Nigerian artistes including    !!"#    #$ % 

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D`banj â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dapo Oyebanjo Koko master, as he is fondly called, was born June 9, 1980. A

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I<   Nations Youth Ambassador for #  %?  *   Mo Hits Record crew, his career has continued to soar with mouth watering international contracts and awards.

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[ %$  4     \(  4  End Up Loving Me and Jonzing World, which have all achieved chart   %\     with recording artistes such as  #  G] C  C G and he consequently appeared on the  # ^      the all new Mavin Records Label. Finally announcing the title of his debut album, Frenzy.

eLDee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lanre Dabiri Lanre Dabiri, better known by his stage name eLDee, is a Nigerian American rapper, record producer and architect. Born May 23, 1977 and raised in Kaduna, the multi-talented rapper and producer is still working on churning out more hits and reinventing his art. Eldee has been an ever present name in Nigerian music since his time with the Trybemen over a decade ago. In 1999 Trybesmen announced themselves as Nigeriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading hip hop group, with cuts  # &    )  and Trybal Marks. The group held numerous sold out shows across the country and beyond, dominating playlists from Lagos to Abuja and mesmerizing rap fans with their     _        and unusual videos. The group split *  x{{{ $%?%\&  with the members chasing up different interests.


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COSON`s Music Foundation

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overnment College Ibadan old Boys Association (Lagos Branch) held its 2013 Annual Luncheon and Merit Award Ceremony at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Events of `Wetin lawyers dey do sef`

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obil Oil Nigeria PLc held its 35th Annual General Meeting at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

L-R: Chairman/Managing Director, Mobil Oil PLc, Mr. Adetunji Oyebanji, Directors, Mr. Alastair Macnaughton, Mr.Abba Kyari and Mr. Michel Golizerh.

Donald Duke with Mr and Mrs Biodun Jolaoso

Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN) and his wife, with Prof.Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe(CON) PHOTOS:SAMUEL ALUKO.

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n 2 Brands held its quarterly wristwatch fair recently at Alausa Shopping Complex, Ikeja, Lagos.

Directors, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, Mr. Henry Obih, Mrs. Mayen Adetiba and Company Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Amade.

Photos: Godwin Irekhe

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afarge Cement Wapco Nigeria Plc held its 54th Annual General Meeting at City Hall, Lagos.

CEO, In 2 Brands, Mr Omorhode Ukudolo flanked by Mr Timmy Bomadi (left) and Mr Oye Famoriyo (right)

L-R:Director,Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria PLc, Mr. Jean-Christophe Barbant, MD/ Chief Executive Officer, Mr Joseph Hudson, Chairman, Mr. Olusegun Oshunkeye and Company Secretary, Mrs, Uzoma Uja.

L-R: CEO, In 2 Brands, Mr Omorhode Ukudolo, Miss Favour Odiase and Brand Manager, Mr. Williams Ukodolo

L-R:Finance Director, Mr. Alfred Amobi, Directors, Chief Joserh Sanusi, Mr. Mobolaji Balogun and Mr. Jean-Carlos Angulu

Photos: Godwin Irekhe

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earl Awards Nigeria held its 9th Pearl Awards and public lecture for capital marketd development at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

L-R: President/CEO, Pearl Awards Nigeria, Mr.Tayo Orekoya, guest of honour, Mrs Eniola Fadayomi, former President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria {CIBN}, Mazi Okechukwu Unegbu and Registrar/CEO, CIBN, Dr. Uju Ogubunka.

1. L-R: Guest of Honour and President, Nigerian Institute Of Management, Chief Olawale Cole, Guest Lecturer, Dr. Olusola Dada and Chairman of the occasion and past D.G, Securities & Exchange Commission, Mr. Wole Adetunji. Photos: Godwin Irekhe

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he Prison Reforms Conference held at Agip Recital Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos with the theme: `The Administration of Criminal Justice and Reform of the Nigerian Penal System`

L-R: Patrick Ikemefuna(KSM), Mrs Ononye, Bishop Mathew Hassa Kukah, Olasupo Shasore(SAN)and Justice Peter Umeadi

R-L: Lawrence Okonofua, Lady Victoria Uzoigwe, Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN) and Justice Nweze

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t the wedding of Ibijola Abiose Olatunde Bali and Olujimi Olufemi Alani Aina at The Cathedral Church of Christ, Maina, Lagos.

The couple

L-R,Olu Okeowo,Chief Molade Okoya Thomas with Chief and Mrs Sola PHOTOS:SAMUEL ALUKO. Oguntade(Groom Parent)

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ormer General Manager, Daily Times Group, Mr Babatunde Salvage was buried after a funeral service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ,         who was there to give his last respect to a true Friend.

L-R: His widow, Mrs Francisca Olufunmilola Savage, Mrs Yetunde Agoro and Mrs Bidemi Olorunfemi

L-R: Chief Sanny Kuku, Chief Segun Osunkeye and Gbenro Oluwole PHOTOS: SAMUEL ALUKO


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Necklaces are fabulous fashion accessories; they have turned out to be a very important and popular fashion item. Surprisingly, each has its unique look and style. Fabulous neck piece are made with colorful stones, bronze, copper, silver, gold, electrum, platinum ,Diamond, Pearl, sapphire, Tungsten ,Swarovski, polished wood, plastics, beads or corals. Poor or rich, young or old, there is a necklace for everyone! NECKLACE STYLE GUIDE "                   a style and length you are comfortable in. Whatever the guidelines state, if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comfortable in a certain style, go with one that makes you feel good. -If wearing a big, bold and bulky necklace, it should be the only piece of jewelry that should make a statement, so keep it that way. Avoid wearing too much other pieces of jewelry and avoid anything that is big and bold. Longer/ thinner neck? Try a multi strand necklace, with the shortest strand hugging the base of the throat or a princess length necklace Avoid V-shaped necklace styles such as a pendant or front drop Wider/ shorter neck? Try a graduated style with smaller beads near the side and larger beads in the center, or a pendant or drop to pull the eye downward Avoid collar/choker necklace styles STORAGE Keep your necklaces in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;like-newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; condition by protecting them in a jewelry box. If you have a lot of jewelry, especially necklaces, invest in a jewelry armoire. An armoire includes hooks for hanging chains, drawers for your favorite accessories and mirrors to help you put together your best style.


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ea should be served by the host/hostess or a friend (not servants or house helps). Do not pour multiple cups at a time and pass several cups at a time. Guests should take their cup directly from the server. The pourer holds the teacup and saucer in his or her left hand and asks each guest whether they prefer their tea strong or weak. How to hold cups and saucers Place the saucer holding the cup in the palm of your left hand and move it forward to rest on the four fingers, which are slightly spread apart. Steady the saucer with your thumb resting on the rim. A left-handed person simply reverses the procedure. A handled cup is held with the index finger through the handle, the thumb just above it to support the grip, and the second finger below the handle for added security. The next two fingers naturally follow the curve of the other fingers. It is an affectation to raise the little finger, even slightly. Stirring a cup of tea Stirring a cup of tea is done gently and noiselessly by moving the teaspoon in a small arch back and forth in the center of the cup. Do not allow the teaspoon to touch the sides or rim of the cup. Remove the spoon and place it on the saucer behind the cup, with the handle of the spoon pointing in the same direction as the handle of the cup. Visualize the face of a clock on the saucer and properly place the handle of the cup and the handle of the spoon at four on the clock. Tea spills in your saucer In upscale establishments or someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, tea spills may be remedied by requesting a clean saucer. In a very casual setting, it is acceptÂŹable to fold a paper napkin and slip it under the cup to soak up the liquid. Remove the unsightly soggy napkin from the saucer and place it on another dish if one is available. You can prevent saucer spills by filling the teacup only three-quarters full.

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Tripping.. Oba of Lagos cloc throne

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Alariwo of Africa, Long time! Long time indeed! How are you my brother? What`s been happening to you? I have been around. I have just been busy that`s all. So what`s been keeping you busy? Well, I have a couple of things I am doing presently, that is actually taking a chunk of my time now. In fact, I wish I could have more than 24 hours in a day, for you to know how extremely tight my schedule could be. First, I am stepping up discussions with my international       "   # necessitated my frequent trips to the United Kingdom and Europe last year and to the glory of God, the picture is now

   Is that all? No, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all. On the Nigerian scene here, I am showcasing an event in Akure, Ondo State, come June 29 

$ %$    & ' Can you expatiate on that? It is an event conceptualised by Crossover Entertainment       %       * indigenes in the areas of music, dance, comedy and merry making. It will also boost the networking aspirations of Ondo citizens in terms of touching base and raising the bar. The event would feature top comedians such as Gbenga &+ - /   6  &    6  7 6  6  % 8        ;  Badmus and Bimbo Thomas with special appearance by ace broadcaster/comedian, Yemi Sonde, while music would be in abundance through Sunny Neji, Weird MC, Jaywon and Lkt. Why Akure? +         *   "      are rich in cultural values. Also, Ondo State is my second home, so I feel it`s ideal for me to bring entertainment to them, instead of them going out of the state to catch their fun. That is a nice one; wish you the best all the way Amen and thank you, my brother

Cecilia Ibru finally relocates to village

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ormer Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of now defunct Oceanic Bank International, Mrs Cecilia Ibru has finally relocated to her village, Agbahorotoh, in Delta State. Information reaching us has it that Mrs Ibru was getting increasingly uncomfortable with her continued stay in Lagos, before she finally decided to relocate to her village, Agbahorotoh, Delta State.

Next Movie Star 9 beckons

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opular reality television programme - The Next Movie Star - is set to return to th screens in its ninth edition. The reality show since its inception has produced stars in Nigeria`s movie Industry and Africa at large. The likes of Tonto Dikeh, Annie Macaulay Idibia, Uti Nwachukwu, Kevin Chuwang Pam, Moyo Lawal, Karen Igho passed through the grooming camp of the reality show. According to the producer, Sola Fajobi â&#x20AC;&#x153;a time will come in Nigeria when any movie produced, 70% of the lead actors would have passed through The Next Movie Star. So, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about making money, rather it is the joy and fulfillment I derive from adding value to all these talentsâ&#x20AC;?. Fajobi also recently floated 2 TV channels on the StarTimes Digital Cable Network; V Channel; an entertainment and celebrity lifestyle channel with variety of entertaining contents like movies, music, documen-

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taries, cartoons and e.t.c. and Oodua Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oun Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;aworan; a special TV channel with special bias for Yoruba contents, language, values, people, customs and tradition.

Strip club collapses in Lagos, patrons escape narrowly

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lamboyant and stylish Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu marked the 10th year anniversary of his ascension to the throne of his forefathers last Sunday. To commemorate this remarkable day, the Oba threw his Palace gate open to usher in people for a special prayer. Held at his `Iga Iduganran` official residence, the prayer session was led by Islamic scholar, Alhaji Muhideen Bello, who urged both traditional and political rulers to strive for excellence in their respective administrations. Dignitaries including Asiiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinibu and others

he structure housing a Lagos strip club in Ikeja, gave way last Sunday, in what was described as a narrow escape for occupants. The club - Ocean Blue - located at 14, Opebi Street lost half of its twostoreyed structure when it collapsed. Eye witnesses said the incident happened at about 1:20 pm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just on my way out when i suddenly noticed the building crumbling from the top. I really hope no one was injured or has died. They are lucky that it happened in the afternoon because if it was in the night when customers would have been around, it would have been very disastrousâ&#x20AC;?. Reason for the collapse is yet to be confirmed as the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management had been keeping mum over the issue. The security personnel refused our reporter to want to conceal the incident as the entry to the premises, saying it was carefully concealed premises has allegon the order of the management. However, my investigations revealed edly been run illegally. that management of the club seem

he national president of the Nigerian chapter of Junior Chamber International, Oyebanjo Okunuga and his deputy, Agaptus Nnadiekwe lost their lives last Sunday, in a fatal auto accident while returning to Lagos after attending a collegiate conference at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State. Information has it that their vehicle crashed, killing Oyebanjo and Agaptus, while the executive secretary survived. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently receiving treatment at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital. Apart from being Nigeria JCI president, Oyebanjo was the CEO of Kubacle Clothing, a clothing company and also CEO of Business Craft Solution, an entrepreneurship

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retty wife of Senator Annie Okonkwo, Lady Chinyere Annie Okonkwo, turned fifty, last ssunday. The delectable and ever ressplendent lady of class painted their IIkoyi-Lagos residence red when she aand her husband hosted Nigeria`s eexclusive celebrities at their sprawliing and exotic seaside home. Her husband, who spared nothing in h demonstration of his appreciation of d ttheir three decades of marital bliss, described his wife as his â&#x20AC;&#x153;priced lless umbrella of care, affection and bblessings, whose wealth of feminine sshield no man could ever wish for more. I must admit,â&#x20AC;? he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have m bbeen particularly lucky and blessed ffor what I got in my wife, Chinyere, bbecause I married my childhood ffriend and first love, and therefore, consider it an honour to indulge her little as she glides her way to the golden club. Meanwhile, visibly ra-


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Aliko Dangote promises to end fuel importation in 4 years

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resident of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has promised to end fuel importation in Nigeria in four years when his proposed refinery comes on stream. Work would commence later in the year on the proposed 400,000 barrels per day refinery which is expected to cost $4.25 billion. The refinery will be located in Ondo State. This was disclosed at the company`s Annual General Meeting held in Abuja. Dangote group would provide half of the money while the rest would be sourced from two foreign banks and Nigerian banks. Dangote, Africa’s rich-

Femi Fani-Kayode has ‘ported’ to ACN

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ormer Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani – Kayode has finally declared his cross over from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition`s Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Fani-Kayode reportedly made the declaration during his courtesy visit to Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. In the euphoria of eulogising the Ekiti State governor for his excellent performance, Fani-Kayode also berated PDP for its continuous unpopularity among Nigerians.

est man man, is worth over $16 billion in net asset, according to Forbes Magazine.

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uji star, Pasuma was attacked earlier this week by armed robbers along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway while on his way to a show in Ogun State. The robbers made away with his money, mobile phones, and also robbed the friend who was in the car with him. Then they forced their way into his Range Rover, drove him and his friend around for over three hours before dumping them in a bush at Itele in Ogun state. It was also learnt that the robbers didn’t identify Pasuma because he hid his face from them throughout the `operation`.

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development organization He was 32 years old. May their souls rest in peace... amen.

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aren Igho, Nigerian gal that won N30million at the last Big Brother Africa Tv reality show, is in search of a boyfriend – true love, that is! She needs someone to go to the movies with, and her spec isn’t too ambitious. According to Karen, “I just want the right guy. I’m scared of getting hurt because when I love, I love with all my body and soul. It’s so difficult with fame to find a guy that will love you and trust you. Not all women in the industry are loose. Guys and girls that have more than one girlfriend, do you really love them all? I can’t double-date. One guy is enough for me. I’ll die for true love and I will give my all for true love. You don’t have to be cool to be my man and you don’t have to be rich to rule my world. All I want is your extra

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time and your kiss. God will make a way,” she prayed.

Lagos ex-First Lady, Foluke Mudashiru dies in U.S

F diant, trim and relaxed Lady Chinyere diant said my style of celebration for all the love I have gotten, is to thank God with melodies of praise, and raise toasts to my friends and family for their abiding affection.

ormer first lady of Lagos State, Mrs Foluke Mudashiru, has reportedly passed on. She reportedely died on May 27 in Atlanta Georgia, USA, while battling with an undisclosed illness. She was 67. Her husband, Air Commodore Gbolahan Mudasiru (also late) was military governor of Lagos State between 1984 and 1986. He died earlier in 2003.

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hanaian authorities have temporarily banned the Ghana branch of TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nation from hosting revivals, days after four people were killed and 13 more injured in a stampede during a church service. Thousands of people flocked to the church after officials announced that holy water would be distributed. During the rush, three women and one man lost their lives after being trampled on. Ghanaian authorities said the stampede could have been avoided if the church had used a bigger venue. The church is no longer allowed to hold revivals at their Spintex Auditorium in Accra.


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My kitchen

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HEY SISTERS, COME OVER TO THE KITCHEN TO LEARN SOMETHING MAGICAL! Laide Sotunde

How to make love shaped hardboiled egg for the one you love You will need…… - Egg - Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried) - Chopstick (or a wooden object like the chopstick) - Rubber bands DIRECTION Step 1: Cut carton and fold it in half lengthwise. Step 2: Make a hardboiled egg, boil for about 25-35 minutes [Make sure the egg is hard, freshly boiled and warm. Otherwise the egg might break from the pressure]

Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and place the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the centre of the egg, to press slightly and hold the folded carton ends with rubber bands on the both ends. Step 4: Keep the egg in the fridge, Leave it there for about

30 mins to 1 hour minutes. Step 5: Take the chopstick off, turn egg and gently press egg slightly to form a love shape and cut the egg in half ….. There you goooo ! Serve your beautiful love shaped egg alongside your delicious delicacy, sure he will love it and won-

der how you did the magic. Use the step by step graphical illustration to get a perfect love shaped egg. Did not get the right shape? Don’t feel so bad, keep practicing, practice makes perfect, I got it right at my third attempt Enjoy!


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