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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,...

REVEALING: BRIGHT CHIMEZIE (OKORO Junior), King of Zzigima Sound still Nigeria’s Iconic Highlife Music Ambassador…Waxing stronger at the age of 57 years *Evergreen playing music days of George Benson, Bobby Benson, Hot Chocolate and other musicians *True meaning of Zzigima, Ozi I Ga Ma in Igbo language *Earlier worked in Nigeria’s Customs/Excise Dance Band, Featured at University of Lagos Cultural Centre severally *Discovered Asusu Ejiri Mara Gi (Identity Language) Music Title during Relocation to the Village after 35 years on music stage *Awards: Best Nigerian Highlife Music Legend 2015, Duke of African Music Award by Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Tribune Chapel, Ibadan on February 14,1998, Bagged a chieftaincy title from Oba Omowonuola Oyeyode Oyesosin II, the Ogiyan of Ejigboland in Osun State BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & CHIKA OBINNA/ENTERTAINMENT STAFF WRITER, SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA

REVEALING: BRIGHT CHIMEZIE (OKORO Junior), King of Zzigima Sound still Nigeria’s Iconic Highlife Music Ambassador…Waxing stronger at the age of 57 years *Evergreen playing music days of George Benson, Bobby Benson, Hot Chocolate...

BREAKING NEWS: Ooni of IFE, Alaafin of Oyo, KWAM 1, Others Kick off PELLER UNITY Grand Finale Cup 2017 …Tournament part of events lined up to celebrate the 20th year memorial of the Late Professor Peller *Fully supported by Oyo State Ministry of Youth and Sports *Nigerian musicians: Davido, Sound Sultan, 9ice grace opening ceremony * “Tournament designed to empower youths and promote Unity in the Oke-Ogun district of Oyo State in partnership with Oyo State Ministry of Youths and Sports and Oyo state Football Association”-Shina Peller BY JUMOKE OLATUNJI/SPORTS REPORTER, OYO STATE & OPE ANUOLUWA/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, SOUTH WEST NIGERIA

BREAKING NEWS: Ooni of IFE, Alaafin of Oyo, KWAM 1, Others Kick off PELLER UNITY Grand Finale Cup 2017 …Tournament part of events lined up to celebrate the 20th year memorial of the Late Professor Peller *Fully supported by Oyo State Ministry...

BREAKING NEWS: SEUN KUTI Embarks on WORLD MUSIC CONCERT to United States…Takes EGYPT’80 Band on Afrobeat performance Tour *First Show kicks off in Texas Wednesday, September 27 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM CDT, Chicago, Washington DC, Other cities on list *Venue: Trees Dallas, 2709 Elm St, Dallas, Texas 75226 *Doors open: 8:00 PM, Show start: 8:30 PM for All Ages *Ticket: $20 per Head, can be purchased at: www.ticketfly.com *Set for Yabis, to perform latest music albums and Play ‘Abami Eda’ songs BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

BREAKING NEWS: SEUN KUTI Embarks on WORLD MUSIC CONCERT to United States…Takes EGYPT’80 Band on Afrobeat performance Tour *First Show kicks off in Texas Wednesday, September 27 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM CDT, Chicago, Washington DC,...

SHOCKING: NIGERIAN Teacher in France, CYPRIAN JOSSON, alias DURU Rubbishes Nigeria’s Image on Nollywood Project…Allegedly Collect Funds from Lycee Notre Dame School to showcase latest Nigerian movies from Famous Actors for students *Deceived school to Release a-15year old movie titled ‘Bleeding Rose’ as Nigeria’s latest film * Old movie featured late J.T. West as lead character with old background, cracked sound track and faded pictures *Convinces school management to send Invitation letters, administrative assistance to his ‘unknown actor friends in Nigeria’ * ‘We denied some Nigerian Actors whom we don’t know entry visas to France for credibility sake. We don’t know them as actors in Nigeria’-French Embassy Lagos BY CAROLINE OBARU/MOVIE REPORTER, PARIS

SHOCKING: NIGERIAN Teacher in France, CYPRIAN JOSSON, alias DURU Rubbishes Nigeria’s Image on Nollywood Project…Allegedly Collect Funds from Lycee Notre Dame School to showcase latest Nigerian movies from Famous Actors for students *Deceived...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘My Untold Encounter with FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI’-Oghene Kologbo, Nigerian born European Most Famous Afrobeat Musician …’Abami Eda informed me that Afrobeat Music is the Weapon of Life’ *’FELA Transformed my LIFE for Good, I Played in his last concert in Berlin 1978′ * Why he was my African Varsity in Kalakuta Republic *States: ‘Tony Allen is my godfather’ *PLUS How he played Base guitar for Egypt ’70 for decades BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: ‘My Untold Encounter with FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI’-Oghene Kologbo, Nigerian born European Most Famous Afrobeat Musician …’Abami Eda informed me that Afrobeat Music is the Weapon of Life’ *’FELA...