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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...

CRUEL & SHOCKING: NIGERIAN FAMOUS Musician, ZAINAB NIELSEN (Alizee), 4 year old Daughter Killed by European Husband in Banana Island Apartment, Lagos…Over Misunderstanding, Jealousy *Police discovers marks of violence on bodies, homicide unit is investigating * 29 year old Deceased musician billed to perform April 29 in the southern city of Warri * Danish Husband, Peter Schau Nielsen blames the Devil for action * Last year she signed a lucrative deal with Japan-based Petra Entertainment BY JOYCE NWACHUKWU/ENTERTAINMENT WRITER, LAGOS

CRUEL & SHOCKING: NIGERIAN FAMOUS Musician, ZAINAB NIELSEN (Alizee), 4 year old Daughter Killed by European Husband in Banana Island Apartment, Lagos…Over Misunderstanding, Jealousy *Police discovers marks of violence on bodies, homicide...

SAD ORDEAL: ‘I was Kidnapped in Music Arena, My Family/Supporters Sold My Properties, Paid 11 million naira (approx. $30,500 USD) for My Freedom’-OSAYOMORE JOSEPH, Nigerian Highlife Music living Legend …Released Hit Album titled: ’30 Days and 30 Nights in Evil Forest’ *Plans to visit America this Summer, Complain of Financial, Emotional stress * Dragged from car by seven armed men with AK-47s, Wife hit with Bullet *Spends TWO WEEKS recovering in a hospital in Benin City * “They took me on a motorbike into the forest. We saw a small river — little did I know it was a branch of the sea. They put me on a speedboat and drove me very far into the sea. After a time, they branched into a swamp, a very big forest in a swamp, along the Koko River, south of the town of Sapele, in the Delta region-“Osayomore * PLUS His Close Relationship with FELA KUTI BY OSAGHE IGBEDION/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, EDO STATE

SAD ORDEAL: ‘I was Kidnapped in Music Arena, My Family/Supporters Sold My Properties, Paid 11 million naira (approx. $30,500 USD) for My Freedom’-OSAYOMORE JOSEPH, Nigerian Highlife Music living Legend …Released Hit Album titled:...

66 YEARS BIRTHDAY IN LAGOS: ‘Bola Ahmed TINUBU is a FOUNTAIN of Ideas for Economic Development, a True Humanitarian, Great Contributor to Nigeria & Africa’s Progress’-President Muhammadu BUHARI …Says ‘HE is a Political Partner and Strategist’ *We are constructing a nation where leaders no longer rule by whim but govern according to law and for the betterment of the people *We will replace Corruption with correctness, Insecurity with safety and Poverty with prosperity * We need massive investments in agriculture, a sector that employs over 65 per cent of our people * The road we tread is rough and hard in spots, but that march is inevitable BY OLUCHI IKENGA/STAFF WRITER, LAGOS

66 YEARS BIRTHDAY IN LAGOS: ‘Bola Ahmed TINUBU is a FOUNTAIN of Ideas for Economic Development, a True Humanitarian, Great Contributor to Nigeria & Africa’s Progress’-President Muhammadu BUHARI …Says ‘HE is...

TRENDING: NIGERIA’S Famous Music RAP Artiste, 2SHOTZ Turns Photographer, Film-maker in AMERICA…Cover Ceremonies, Parties, Events in Texas *Left Nigeria in 2016, Relocates to United States *Had Professional training in Hollywood *Runs a Film-making outfit called ‘Studio High Definition’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

TRENDING: NIGERIA’S Famous Music RAP Artiste, 2SHOTZ Turns Photographer, Film-maker in AMERICA…Cover Ceremonies, Parties, Events in Texas *Left Nigeria in 2016, Relocates to United States *Had Professional training in Hollywood *Runs...