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INSPIRING ABROAD: NIGERIAN MUSIC Star, YEMI ALADE Wins at America’s 3rd Annual African Entertainment AWARDS…Nominated in FOUR Categories, Emerge Winner in All fronts *Won in Category of: Best Female single, Best Female Artist of the Year, International Artist of the Year and her ‘Mama Africa’ for best album *Receives Honor from New Jersey General Assembly for meritorious Record of Service, Leadership and commitment *PLUS How she got official Invite to the 2017 Grammy Awards BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING ABROAD: NIGERIAN MUSIC Star, YEMI ALADE Wins at America’s 3rd Annual African Entertainment AWARDS…Nominated in FOUR Categories, Emerge Winner in All fronts *Won in Category of: Best Female single, Best Female Artist of...

EX-NAFDAC DG, LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER REIGNS IN USA: NJIDEKA AKUNYILI Crosby, Nigeria’s Born ‘Graffiti-Millionaire’ Painter WINS 2017 MacArthur Fellow AWARD…Shines as Africa’s No 1 Artist in Los Angeles *Receives $625,000 Award Funds from the MacArthur Foundation *Her ART Studio is Mecca-of-sort in industrial area south of downtown L.A. *Lived in USA for 18 years, Shipped every last of her paintings for Exhibitions around the country *Solo Show ‘Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Counterparts’ opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art *Staged: ‘Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Predecessors’ at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York *Applies the mix-media of techniques and materials together with imagery from United States and Nigeria, Studied Fine Art and Biology at Swarthmore College * Had a stint at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before earning an MFA in painting from Yale University *Her permanent collections dots Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer * “I Plan to use parts of the funds to travel to Nigeria for an extended period to do research on arts. I want to go deeper”-NJIDEKA BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

EX-NAFDAC DG, LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER REIGNS IN USA: NJIDEKA AKUNYILI Crosby, Nigeria’s Born ‘Graffiti-Millionaire’ Painter WINS 2017 MacArthur Fellow AWARD…Shines as Africa’s No 1 Artist in Los Angeles *Receives...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Youths ONLY Moral VOICE for the MASSES-Areafada CharlyBoy, Nigerian Musician/Activist ….Says: ‘Outstanding young Nigerians in Diaspora placed Nigeria in good light before the nations of the world’ * Recalls: ‘A young man got multiple dagger stabs while shielding me in protest’ * Nigerian Youths drum support for SACK of former SGF Babachir Lawal and ex-DG NIA Ayodele Oke’ * ‘At my present age of 66 years, only chains we have to loose is our Fear’ BY FUNKE OLAYOKE/REPORTER, LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Youths ONLY Moral VOICE for the MASSES-Areafada CharlyBoy, Nigerian Musician/Activist ….Says: ‘Outstanding young Nigerians in Diaspora placed Nigeria in good light before the nations of the world’ *...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘MUSIC is MY LIFE, I Can’t LIVE without MUSIC’-Queen JULIETTA, PMAN Chairperson Abuja Chapter …Alleges: ‘PMAN Past Leaders Greedy, Envious and in Conspiracy since Music Association President decline their Corruption Advances’ * ‘I Created Next Female Artist Singing Competition to Discover, Train female talents in the Music Industry’ * BONY-M’s producer in Germany, Helmut Rulofs behind My MAIDEN Album * Performed in lots of Music shows Nationally and Internationally * ‘I’ve NEVER been Sexually Harassed and Won’t be by God’s Grace’ * Produced TWO albums and lots of singles, THIRD album out next year * ‘Not easy growing up, Was Not Born with a Silver Spoon’ *HAD an Italian Father and a Nigerian Mother BY TOMI OLEKA/ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

BREAKING NEWS: ‘MUSIC is MY LIFE, I Can’t LIVE without MUSIC’-Queen JULIETTA, PMAN Chairperson Abuja Chapter …Alleges: ‘PMAN Past Leaders Greedy, Envious and in Conspiracy since Music Association President decline...

AFTERMATH OF DEAD BODY RECOVERY IN DAVIDO’S HOUSE: Acting Lagos State POLICE Commissioner, IMOHIMI EDGAL almost FIRED, DEMOTED Immediately…’The PSC has the power to appoint, promote and discipline officers, IGP’s office is NOT aware of acting CP EDGAL’s reduction in power and has not been demoted,’ says Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police *”Both AP:25095 Mohimi D. Edgal, Acting Lagos CP And AP. 36665 Aji Ali Janga, Acting Kogi state CP should kiss their promotion goodbye”-Police Service Commission * ‘The Officers are, therefore, reverted to their substantive rank of Deputy Commisioner of Police’ * Bars from speaking to the press on subject matter *Case may be thrown away for lack of evidence BY OLAWUNMI IBUDOLA/CRIME REPORTER, LAGOS & JUDE ASUKA/STAFF WRITER, LOKOJA

AFTERMATH OF DEAD BODY RECOVERY IN DAVIDO’S HOUSE: Acting Lagos State POLICE Commissioner, IMOHIMI EDGAL almost FIRED, DEMOTED Immediately…’The PSC has the power to appoint, promote and discipline officers, IGP’s office...

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Musician, BABALOLA FALEMI Convicted for STEALING $15,388 Cash during visit to Treasure Valley…Obtained stolen bank card numbers and identifying information for their owners *Withdraws FUND through Boise ATMs owned by Idaho Central Credit Union *Encodes American victims’ Account numbers onto blank plastic cards *Changes account PINs, buy merchandise from stores between July 23 and 26. *Sentenced to TWO years in Federal Prisons BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SHAMEFUL IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN Musician, BABALOLA FALEMI Convicted for STEALING $15,388 Cash during visit to Treasure Valley…Obtained stolen bank card numbers and identifying information for their owners *Withdraws FUND through Boise ATMs...

INSPIRATIONAL: Nigerian-AMERICAN Grammy Award Nominee, OLUBOWALE VICTOR AKINTIMEHIN, alias WALE is Prince of Hip-Hop Music in Washington DC …Earlier signed on Interscope Records for $1.3 million * His third studio album, ‘The Gifted’ reigns as Number One on Billboard *Nominated for Soul Music Awards, Best Male Diaspora Act in BET Awards *Featured on the cover of the 150th issue of URB along with French electro group Justice, His Present Album ‘Shine’ making Waves in American Radio Airwaves *Yoruba Parents Yoruba came to the United States from Austria in 1979 *Performed alongside ‘Jay-Z’, ‘Beyoncé’, ‘Kanye West’, Others * “WE profiled WALE on the front page of the Sunday Style section in the October 21, 2007 edition”-The Washington Post Newspaper BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRATIONAL: Nigerian-AMERICAN Grammy Award Nominee, OLUBOWALE VICTOR AKINTIMEHIN, alias WALE is Prince of Hip-Hop Music in Washington DC …Earlier signed on Interscope Records for $1.3 million * His third studio album, ‘The Gifted’...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Am NIGERIA’S Greatest REGGAE ICON’-Ras Kimono, Rub-A-Dub Master …Headlines Music Concerts in AMERICA as NIGERIA’S King of Reggae * Receives Standing OVATION from African-Americans *Eulogized as one of Africa’s Evergreen Music Legends * Performed in Maryland, Atlanta, Massachusetts and New Port Richey Florida * How He Sees His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie as a RASTAMAN *Reveals Candid View on Nigeria’s Music Association, PMAN * “I use MUSIC to speak against Suppression, Injustice of the Government against the Masses’-Kimono BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF/UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Am NIGERIA’S Greatest REGGAE ICON’-Ras Kimono, Rub-A-Dub Master …Headlines Music Concerts in AMERICA as NIGERIA’S King of Reggae * Receives Standing OVATION from African-Americans *Eulogized...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian-American, OLUMUYIWA JOSEPH ADEWALE alias JOE D’WHALE, Computer Guru turns Musician Rocks American Music Industry in GOD’S Praise…’Totally YOURS’ Album Rules TEXAS Radio Airwaves * Pentecostal Churches in North America engage him in Concert, Celebration *Evergreen Experience in RCCG House on the Rock Texas * How American Fuji exponent, Mike Abdul spiced up album *Recalls: ‘I had personal Encouter with the LORD Jesus Christ under Pastor Tunde Bakare’s Ministration’-Joe * Crew: B/Vocal: Bimbola Adebiyi, Ben Egenyi, Lolade Abe, Kemi Ajayi, Joel Uju and Myisha Tate; Guitar Electric/Acoustic: Laja Gbadegesin and Segun Ojo, Bass Guitar: Femi Ajayi and Jerry Palmer; Keyboard/Drums: Tosin Paul, Talking Drums: Taiwo; Saxophone: Segun Atoyebi BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian-American, OLUMUYIWA JOSEPH ADEWALE alias JOE D’WHALE, Computer Guru turns Musician Rocks American Music Industry in GOD’S Praise…’Totally YOURS’ Album Rules TEXAS Radio Airwaves * Pentecostal...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UK Born Famous Blogger, Trained PhD philologist, SOLA OPESAN BROWN Takes Nigerian NOLLYWOOD by Storm…Hits Production with a Bloc Buster Movie ‘Terrain of POWER’ *Latest movie chronicles her life in Media, Public Relations, Film production * Organizes MBE Improver Awards, Publishes Black European Magazines *Studied Doctoral Program in Philology at prestigious University of La Laguna *Shuttles beautiful worlds of Africa and EUROPE *Vows: ‘I Will Expose SEX Slavery Movie Roles in Nigeria if I see Any’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UK Born Famous Blogger, Trained PhD philologist, SOLA OPESAN BROWN Takes Nigerian NOLLYWOOD by Storm…Hits Production with a Bloc Buster Movie ‘Terrain of POWER’ *Latest movie chronicles her life in Media,...