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Way to Go: Nigerian Music Super Star, TuFace Idibia Donates Multi-Million Recording Studio to Obafemi Awolowo University …Shared video on official social media handles, inducted Fellow School of Music *Excited varsity students sing ‘Great Ife’ anthem, hailing award-wining musician for donation *“I always wished I had music as a course in my days in secondary and tertiary schools. My goal is to build a recording studio in as many schools as I can. I want to use this medium to ask my entertainment industry/celebrity friends to do anything they can as well”-TUFACE *BY CHIOMA ROBERT/ENTERTAINMENT Reporter

Way to Go: Nigerian Music Super Star, TuFace Idibia Donates Multi-Million Recording Studio to Obafemi Awolowo University …Shared video on official social media handles, inducted Fellow School of Music *Excited varsity students sing ‘Great...

Nigerians: Let Me Enjoy My Marriage in Peace as a Second Wife, Leave Me Alone, Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe tells Critics …Stop bullying me on Social Media, Face your own Life *There is No Crime being married to a movie marketer, Rejoice with me and stop your jealousy * “If you can be happy for me, be happy for me. If you’re not happy for me, go and get busy. I am not the first person to be a second wife. It is my choice to be a second wife”-AIGBE *BY TOPE AKINLADE/ENTERTAINMENT Writer

Nigerians: Let Me Enjoy My Marriage in Peace as a Second Wife, Leave Me Alone, Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe tells Critics …Stop bullying me on Social Media, Face your own Life *There is No Crime being married to a movie marketer, Rejoice...

Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur, TAJUDEEN JAJI ABOLORE Reigns as Most Successful Entertainment Czar in Republic of South Africa …runs Booth Night Club in Sandton, dominating nightlife in Nelson Mandela country home *Elite entertainment venue attract captains of industry, business leaders and newsmakers *Emerges Best Club in Johannesburg by Joburg Viewers’ Choice Awards (Best of Jozi), voted the Best Night Club by The Voice Magazine *First to introduce BoothFest which converge Africa’s biggest music exports where Wizkid, other musicians perform, founder of Highland Movers in Midrand, Gauteng, owner of a beauty salon and spa outfit called Skin and Beauty Matters *Received endorsement from premium brand partners like RGBC, Pernod Ricard, Diageo, Barcardi, DGB, SAB, Edward Snell and British Tobacco * BY KELVIN IDIRABEN/SHOWBIZ Correspondent, South Africa & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur, TAJUDEEN JAJI ABOLORE Reigns as Most Successful Entertainment Czar in Republic of South Africa …runs Booth Night Club in Sandton, dominating nightlife in Nelson Mandela country home   *Elite entertainment...

SKIP MARLEY plans first United States World Music Concert titled ‘The Change’ …to celebrate Reggae Legend’s father 77th birthday *Tour to hit 21-cities from March 20th, 2022 in Tampa, Florida *Set to release ‘Let’s Take It Higher Documentary Film with stops in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and more before concluding in West Hollywood, California on April 27th *Skip won critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Fader, Hypebeast; Vibe, Billboard, Complex, Essence; Teen Vogue, nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards, received NAACP Image award, and Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards *“Excited to finally bring the music to the people. This tour marks a change for the better”-SKIP *BY RACHEAL ROLAND/Special Entertainment Correspondent in Kingston, Jamaica & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/American Senior Investigative Editor

SKIP MARLEY plans first United States World Music Concert titled ‘The Change’ …to celebrate Reggae Legend’s father 77th birthday *Tour to hit 21-cities from March 20th, 2022 in Tampa, Florida *Set to release ‘Let’s Take It Higher...

American Famous Hollywood Actor, FOREST WHITAKER traces Ancestral Roots to Nigeria … receives traditional chieftaincy title of Nwannedinamba of Nkwerre, meaning ‘A Brother in a Foreign Land’ *Had a DNA test which confirmed his mother had Akan ancestry, father was of Igbo descent, feels great whenever he plays Black role in movies as that reminds of his rich African heritage *UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation vows to train Nollywood film producers, actors on how to create bloc-buster movies, studied Acting at the University of Southern California *Won Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, British Academy Film Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards * “I am proud of my Nigerian Igboland lineage. I have Nigerian blood flowing in my veins. I am from Nkwerre community in Imo State, which is why I visit Nigeria three times every year. Nigeria is my home, Africa is my root”-WHITAKER *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

American Famous Hollywood Actor, FOREST WHITAKER traces Ancestral Roots to Nigeria    … receives traditional chieftaincy title of Nwannedinamba of Nkwerre, meaning ‘A Brother in a Foreign Land’ *Had a DNA test which confirmed his mother...

NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Wizkid, Davido win Africa’s Most Famous Musician in the Diaspora, Nigerian Artist of the Year Award 2021…Nigeria’s FELA Kuti, South Africa’s Lucky Dube, Ghana’s Amakye Dede (Iron boy) immortalised into Africa Hall of FAME honor *Fredrick Leonard emerges Africa’s Best Actor of All Times *Uju Okoli reigns as Best Nigerian Actress of the Year 2021 *Tributes pour in for Nigeria’s Showbiz pen prince, Groove master Peter Thomas *BY Editorial Board & Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism

NAIJA STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Wizkid, Davido win Africa’s Most Famous Musician in the Diaspora, Nigerian Artist of the Year Award 2021…Nigeria’s FELA Kuti, South Africa’s Lucky Dube, Ghana’s Amakye Dede (Iron boy)...

Exclusive Interview: I am Africa’s Rumba Dance King in America’s Hollywood-MIKE OKRI, Nigerian American music superstar …Says: ‘I have been celebrating Africa’s rich heritage, culture, tradition for decades in Los Angeles; you need no godfather in America to fulfill your dreams’ *Discusses how he relocated from Nigeria to United States, plan to unveil MIKE OKRI ENTERTAINMENT music label in USA soon *Reveal: ‘I will save into my future memoir the windy, bumpy road from migrating as a visitor to becoming a United States citizen’ *Recalls first time on concert stage with 10,000 live audience in the 80’s in Nigeria *Recipient: Nigeria Music Awards 1988, 1989, 1990 (Best vocalist, Best song and Best music video), Fame Music Awards (Best vocalist and Best music 1991, 1992); Pan African Music Award, Ghana) 1992; Legendary Music Hall of Fame Award in Maryland, Los Angeles, Calgary Canada and Nigeria *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Exclusive Interview: I am Africa’s Rumba Dance King in America’s Hollywood–MIKE OKRI, Nigerian American music superstar …Says: ‘I have been celebrating Africa’s rich heritage, culture, tradition for decades in Los Angeles; you...

Nigeria’s Most Notorious Yahoo King, ‘Ijoba-dollar’ inside Hot Soup in USA: FBI arrests KWAM One’s American ‘Owambe’ party buddy, AFEEZ ABIOLA ALAO, 34 others for stealing $117million from older citizens; face 20 years in prison…lavishly showers bail of dollars on Fuji Czar at Quillox in Lagos shindig in September before returning to Dallas, used fake names on dating sites to prey on targets; lose mansions/state-of-the-art automobiles and Bank accounts frozen *Group scam over 100 vulnerable, retired American widows/divorced, indicted for money laundering and wire fraud *U.S law enforcement record, screenshot Nigerian 37-year-old suspect’s video spraying money in parties *“These criminals rely on victims’ isolation, loneliness, and sometimes their grief. The only mistake these victims make is being generous to the wrong people. Once they depleted the savings they vanished into thin air. Romance scams are often difficult to prosecute because victims are often embarrassed, feel duped, and don’t want to come forward”-Acting U.S. Attorney, Prerak Shah *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Nigeria’s Most Notorious Yahoo King, ‘Ijoba-dollar’ inside Hot Soup in USA: FBI arrests KWAM One’s American ‘Owambe’ party buddy, AFEEZ ABIOLA ALAO, 34 others for stealing $117million from older citizens; face 20 years in prison …lavishly...

RIP-OFF in South Africa: I composed a Global Hit Music; I have not been paid any Money for my work -Jerusalema velvet singer, NOMCEBO Zikode cries out …threatens legal action against Open Mic Productions label *‘I have been ridiculed, with efforts to marginalise my contribution. The continued love and support from the fans of Jerusalema has been my strength and anchor during this difficult time. My voice and lyrics have transcended globally, but I still await what is due to me. As a female artist, I can’t stay silent anymore; the matter is now with my lawyers’ *We have not truly paid Zikode because she is yet to sign the featured artist agreement in our company-Open Mic Management *Song reached No. 1 in Belgium, Romania, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Switzerland, attained No. 4 on Billboard’s world digital song sales chart, went triple platinum in Italy and double platinum in Spain. On YouTube the music garnered 420million views *BY REMMY YVONNE/ENTERTAINMENT Correspondent & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

RIP-OFF in South Africa: I composed a Global Hit Music; I have not been paid any Money for my work      -Jerusalema velvet singer, NOMCEBO Zikode cries out  …threatens legal action against Open Mic Productions label  *‘I have been...

Unlimited Success: Nigerian Music Superstar, WIZKID wins Apple Music African Artiste of the Year Award…hit song ‘Essence’ nominated for two American Grammy Awards 2022 *Wizkid has been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa. In October 2020, he released Made in Lagos, a critically acclaimed and most commercially successful album, which include his hit song ‘Essence,’ a track that gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million followers-Apple Music *“Thank you to Apple Music for this award. It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I am proud to be representing Africa”-Wizkid *Ayo Balogun, a.k.a. Wizkid is the most celebrated African artist to have won BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, Billboard Awards; iHeartRadio Music Awards and MOBO Awards -Naija Standard Newspaper Center for Investigative Journalism *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

 Unlimited Success: Nigerian Music Superstar, WIZKID wins Apple Music African Artiste of the Year Award…hit song ‘Essence’ nominated for two American Grammy Awards 2022 *Wizkid has been the most streamed African artist on the continent...