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ENTERTAINMENT IN YANKEE: NIGERIA’S Highlife Legend, SIR WARRIOR of Oriental Fame Resurrect in AMERICA…Son, AJUZIEOGU Obinna Reigns as ‘King of Nigerian Culture’ *Protege Sings ‘Elu-UWA’ evergreen tune, re-echoes Highlife memory *Africans, Black Americans, Caribbeans shed tears, hail performance as heroic * ‘Nigerian community in USA angry, blasts Imo state government for not immortalizing Christogonus Ezebuiro Obinna (Sir Warrior)’-INVESTIGATION * Ajuzieogu, Ex-Baltimore Corrections officer discharged, acquitted of falsified sexual assault BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

ENTERTAINMENT IN YANKEE: NIGERIA’S Highlife Legend, SIR WARRIOR of Oriental Fame Resurrect in AMERICA…Son, AJUZIEOGU Obinna Reigns as ‘King of Nigerian Culture’ *Protege Sings ‘Elu-UWA’ evergreen tune, re-echoes...

BRITISH Born Enugu Boy, LEMAR OBIKA Reigns as King of Songwriting in United Kingdom, Europe, Australia…Finished third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy *Music Producer had seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums *Seen as one of the most successful artists to come out of a reality TV show *Won two Brit Awards, three MOBO Awards and released his fifth studio album *At 17 years had first concert with Usher Raymond at Junior Jam in ‘The Temple’ Tottenham *Abandoned plans to study pharmacy at Cardiff University to pursue a musical career *Successfully supported various artists as Destiny’s Child, Total Uncle Sam and Usher Raymond BY DAVID ILESANMI/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, ENGLAND

BRITISH Born Enugu Boy, LEMAR OBIKA Reigns as King of Songwriting in United Kingdom, Europe, Australia…Finished third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy *Music Producer had seven top ten UK singles and sold over...

INSPIRING: RICHARD AYOADE, Son of a Nigerian Electrical Engineer Father, Norwegian Mother is a leading British actor, Comedian, Famous TV Presenter…Won BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance *Popular for role as socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom *Served as president of Footlights at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge *Received Martin Steele Prize for play production *Studied at St Joseph’s College at Ipswich, later Read law at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge BY AKINYELE ADEPOJU/ ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

INSPIRING: RICHARD AYOADE, Son of a Nigerian Electrical Engineer Father, Norwegian Mother is a leading British actor, Comedian, Famous TV Presenter…Won BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance *Popular for role as socially awkward IT technician...

FACEBOOK Connects NIGERIAN Lovers in 24hours, Married ONE WEEK Later *True LIFE Story of Chidinma Amedu, a furniture maker and Sophy Ijeoma, LG Mobile employee, a graduate of Enugu State University of Science and Technology * Wedding was planned in four days after medical compatibility tests *Ready to prove people claiming the pair rushed into marriage wrong, Ijeoma said: “I am happy that I married him. He is my kind of man” BY IWA FOLAKEMI/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, LAGOS

FACEBOOK Connects NIGERIAN Lovers in 24hours, Married ONE WEEK Later *True LIFE Story of Chidinma Amedu, a furniture maker and Sophy Ijeoma, LG Mobile employee, a graduate of Enugu State University of Science and Technology * Wedding was planned...

NIGERIA’S REGGAE LEGEND LAST INTERVIEW IN AMERICA: ‘My DREAM is to Play on same stage with STEPHEN MARLEY, a Multiple Grammy Award Winner’-Ras Kimono, Rub-A-Dub Master …’I have been working on a better Music Record deal in New York and Texas *Stages Music Concerts in Maryland, Atlanta, Massachusetts and New Port Richey Florida, Explains View of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie as a RASTAMAN * Receives Standing OVATION from African-Americans, Eulogized as one of Africa’s Evergreen Music Legends *Why PMAN can no longer organise Nigeria Music AWARD *HOW he continually use MUSIC to speak against Suppression, Injustice of the Government against the Masses BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

NIGERIA’S REGGAE LEGEND LAST INTERVIEW IN AMERICA: ‘My DREAM is to Play on same stage with STEPHEN MARLEY, a Multiple Grammy Award Winner’-Ras Kimono, Rub-A-Dub Master …’I have been working on a better Music Record deal...

REGRETTABLE & SAD FOR AFRICA: Nigeria’s Music Star WIZKID, Band boys Deny AMERICAN P VISA for Open Air Concert in California…Missed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14, April 21 *Unable to obtain U.S. Work Visa due to issues in Band boys’ documentation * Missed performance as first Nigerian act on Coachella world stage * Angry crowd ridicules Wizkid asking if he’s banned from entering USA * ‘BAND had some visa issues…I’m upset but see y’all next week. #GhettoboyStory #Coachella’-Whizkid  *INDIO POLICE report fewer arrests at this year’s Coachella festival * “WE officially announced that Nigerian musician Wizkid would not be able to make it to the United States to perform”-Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival MANAGEMENT BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF in California

REGRETTABLE & SAD FOR AFRICA: Nigeria’s Music Star WIZKID, Band boys Deny AMERICAN P VISA for Open Air Concert in California…Missed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14, April 21 *Unable to obtain U.S. Work Visa...

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX IN TRAILBLAZING WEDDING: ROMANTIC Marriage of Prince HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE Shake the WORLD…’Princess DIANA Resurrects’ in Power of LOVE *Couple reflects Class, Honor, Splendor, Simplicity, Honesty and Elegance *Ceremony Demonstrates Unification in Diversity, Blend of American/British Culture *Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, David Beckham, Elton John, George Clooney, barrister wife, Amal Clooney, actor Idris Elba, other top celebrities identifies with lovely couple *1.9 Billion audience watched on Television, TWO Receptions and Behind the scenes gist *”HE who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord”-Proverbs 16 verse 22 BY YVONNE ARAMIDE/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER Reporting LIVE from Windsor, ENGLAND

DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX IN TRAILBLAZING WEDDING: ROMANTIC Marriage of Prince HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE Shake the WORLD…’Princess DIANA Resurrects’ in Power of LOVE *Couple reflects Class, Honor, Splendor, Simplicity, Honesty...

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Born British Poet, THERESA LOLA Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize…Named joint winner of the prestigious 2018 competition *Defeats over 1000 International candidates, Receive top prize of £1000 *Organisers ask each poet submit a pamphlet of their best 10 pieces of work *Launched in 2012 by Brunel University London, judged by a panel of writers and academics * “Winning the Brunel International African Poetry Prize feels surreal, it is an unwavering highlight”-LOLA BY OLAWUNMI OYEGOKE/ARTS REPORTER, UNITED KINGDOM

TRENDING: NIGERIAN Born British Poet, THERESA LOLA Wins Brunel International African Poetry Prize…Named joint winner of the prestigious 2018 competition *Defeats over 1000 International candidates, Receive top prize of £1000 *Organisers...

INSPIRING: Ebenezer Obey’s former Drummer, SIKIRU ADEPOJU Wins GRAMMY AWARD in AMERICA…earlier Toured, Record several albums with Inter-Reformers Band *He’s Nigerian top percussionist and recording artist in the genres of traditional African music and world music, playing variety of instruments and styles *Arrived AMERICA in 1985, played with O. J. Ekemode’s Nigerian All-Stars, and three months later met Babatunde Olatunji *He’s Master of the talking drum, his father Chief Ayanleke Adepoju, whose very name, Ayan, means ‘descendant from drummers’ *Recorded albums with these artists: Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Airto Moreira, Bola Abimbola, The String Cheese Incident, Zakir Hussain BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING: Ebenezer Obey’s former Drummer, SIKIRU ADEPOJU Wins GRAMMY AWARD in AMERICA…earlier Toured, Record several albums with Inter-Reformers Band *He’s Nigerian top percussionist and recording artist in the genres of traditional...

INSPIRATIONAL IN AMERICA: NIGERIA’S 7-Year-old Comedienne, EMMANUELLA SAMUEL starred in Hollywood DISNEY Project…Received YouTube Gold award, FreshYo Ambassador *Appeared in Advert for Wikipedia, hosted Nickeledeon’s Nick Fest show *Featured as one of the characters in a hugely successful comedy channel on YouTube, Mark Angel Comedy *Awarded Best New Comedienne and Princess of Comedy at the Afro-Australia Music and Movie Awards in Australia *Mark Angel Comedy won Best Sub-Saharan Channel at the YouTube Awards in 2017 *Received Endorsement from Nigeria’s Senate President: “Your story is an inspiration. Come by the @NGRSenate sometime, let’s discuss how we can develop the potential of our young talents in the creative industry”-Bukola Saraki BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRATIONAL IN AMERICA: NIGERIA’S 7-Year-old Comedienne, EMMANUELLA SAMUEL starred in Hollywood DISNEY Project…Received YouTube Gold award, FreshYo Ambassador *Appeared in Advert for Wikipedia, hosted Nickeledeon’s Nick Fest...