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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...

UNBELIEVABLE: NIGERIAN Reverend, PATRICK HENRY EDET Dumps Catholic Priesthood for Marriage…Says ‘I Am Happy to Marry a Woman of my Choice, I Will Still make Heaven’ * Boasts: ‘Now I know what I am Missing in Marriage’ * Traditional Wedding took place two days earlier * His wife, Inyene Sampson Akpan, a graduate of University of Uyo hails from Atai Ibiaku Itam in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State *Resigned from priesthood on August 2nd last year during his radio programme, Grace and Inspiration on Planet FM BY MONICA EWEKA/STAFF WRITER, AKWA IBOM

UNBELIEVABLE: NIGERIAN Reverend, PATRICK HENRY EDET Dumps Catholic Priesthood for Marriage…Says ‘I Am Happy to Marry a Woman of my Choice, I Will Still make Heaven’ * Boasts: ‘Now I know what I am Missing in Marriage’ *...

TRENDING IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN-British Actor, DAVID OYELOWO Headlines HOLLYWOOD’S Most Famous Latest Blockbuster Movie ‘GRINGO’…Set for Release worldwide March 9, 2018 in USA, Becomes First Black Actor to play an English king in a major production of Shakespeare * Drama/Action trailer reveals mild-mannered American businessman traveling to Mexico, crosses line from citizen to criminal relating with shady colleagues, international mercenaries, drug lords and Drug Enforcement Administration * I hour 50 minutes movie Celebrates professionalism of Nigerian Actor * Oyelowo in dramatic move screams in Yoruba language ‘Oluwa, Olorun Eledunmare’, translating ‘Lord, God Almighty’ *Movie enjoying great reviews on Cables News Network, BBC, Sky News, New York Times, Daily Mirror Online, TIME Magazine * Oyelowo’s name in America’s Hall of FAME as he earlier played ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’ role in the American biographical drama film ‘Selma’ * Acted MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series Spooks (known in North America) from 2002 to 2004 *Formed Yoruba Saxon Productions company that co-produced movies which featured him including: Nightingale, Captive, Five Nights in Maine, and A United Kingdom *Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama by Queen Elizabeth of England * AWARDS: Received Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Got first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TRENDING IN AMERICA: NIGERIAN-British Actor, DAVID OYELOWO Headlines HOLLYWOOD’S Most Famous Latest Blockbuster Movie ‘GRINGO’…Set for Release worldwide March 9, 2018 in USA, Becomes First Black Actor to play an English...

INSPIRING OVERSEAS: NKECHI OKWUCHI, NIGERIAN Born AMERICA’S GOT Talent Star starred in Hollywood Short Movie ‘A Mother’s Song’…Nominated for Finals of ‘My Rode Reel’ Short Film Competition * Movie recorded in Atlanta to Houston under WOB Films *Cast & Crew showcase natural Talents in United States * “Video we created remains one of my most powerful/meaningful/passionate works till date. It is a short documentary film on the healing power of faith and how a mother connected with her daughter in coma through a song”-Brian C. Ezeike, Film producer BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRING OVERSEAS: NKECHI OKWUCHI, NIGERIAN Born AMERICA’S GOT Talent Star starred in Hollywood Short Movie ‘A Mother’s Song’…Nominated for Finals of ‘My Rode Reel’ Short Film Competition * Movie recorded...

MUSIC & AWARENESS CELEBRATION in AMERICA: BOB MARLEY ‘Resurrects’ at 2ND ANNUAL KAYA Festival 2018 in CALIFORNIA…Goal is to Educate, Inspire, Encourage positive public awareness of vast medical and industrial potential of cannabis *Tickets on SALE from January 18, 2018 visit:http://kayafestivals.com/, Marley Foundation writes Naija Standard Newspaper *Events hold April 28 and 29 at the NOS Events Center at 689 S E Street in San Bernardino, California 92408 * Why Press Statement was released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day being half a century since the great Freedom Fighter’s passage * “What we really try to emphasize is education before recreation—to get one to learn about the medical uses, the industrial uses, the environmental benefits, the healing potential of the plant. And to ask why really is there such a fight against this plant?”-Festival founder Stephen “Ragga” Marley * Stephen Marley and his brothers Ziggy, Damian, Julian, Ky-Mani will return for a second historic performance, along with their father’s contemporary, reggae legend Toots Hibbert & The Maytals *QUOTE: “Wake up and turn me loose, Bob Marley sang on the title track of his classic album ‘Kaya,’ released exactly 40 years ago this spring” BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MUSIC & AWARENESS CELEBRATION in AMERICA: BOB MARLEY ‘Resurrects’ at 2ND ANNUAL KAYA Festival 2018 in CALIFORNIA…Goal is to Educate, Inspire, Encourage positive public awareness of vast medical and industrial potential...

SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE AGAINST ALL ODDS: NIGERIA’S Nollywood Famous Actor, OSITA IHEME ‘PawPaw’ Opens Multi Million Naira Hotel in heart of Owerri…Names Hotel ‘The RESIDENT’ *Imports Customized Furniture from Italy, Electronics from Austria * Provides First Class African, European and Intercontinental Meals *Runs 24/7 Power Generation Plants, Offer water-tight Security Network *Why Secrecy about the hotel before now… *Says: “HUSTLE in silence. Let success be the noise. Be our Guest #theResident#owerri#Hospitality” *QUOTE: “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”- Henry David Thoreau BY CHUKWUMA IGOCHI/STAFF WRITER, ENTERTAINMENT

SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE AGAINST ALL ODDS: NIGERIA’S Nollywood Famous Actor, OSITA IHEME ‘PawPaw’ Opens Multi Million Naira Hotel in heart of Owerri…Names Hotel ‘The RESIDENT’ *Imports Customized Furniture from...

SHOCKING INTERVIEW: ‘NIGERIAN Politicians are JOBLESS Fraudsters Having sole Intention to Enrichen themselves’-Tee Mac Omatshola ISELI, former President PMAN, multiple award-wining flutist …’I Have moved a $1.6 billion Entertainment Super Dome Project out of Nigeria to Dubai, Originally planned for Lagos without Light Improvement for TWO years’ * ‘I Am Not Pleased with our political climate, the recession, the poverty level and the state of our Entertainment Industry’ * ‘I Am Having a World Music Concert in October, 11 Shows in Europe, Performing with the JACKSON’S Family at their 50 year Anniversary in Dubai for a TV worldwide special’ * ‘2017: A terrible waste of time in the Oil & Gas Sector in Nigeria’ * ‘I Have lost a Fortune to Nigerian Successive administration BAD decisions’ * ‘2016 and 2017 were bad years for every business man in the country, due to clueless Government in power’ * ‘Nigerian Factors: Fraud, Mismanagement and Greed cause of FUEL Scarcity’ * ‘Real Enemies of Nigeria are people around President Muhammadu Buhari’ * ‘Nigeria went into serious Recessions in 2017 with millions losing their jobs. The only ones who were making money were the banks with their excessive bank charges and ATM deductions * ‘PMAN had a successful election in January 2017 supervised by the Ministry of Labour and with the Trade Union Registrar in attendance, NO More Faction’ GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

SHOCKING INTERVIEW: ‘NIGERIAN Politicians are JOBLESS Fraudsters Having sole Intention to Enrichen themselves’-Tee Mac Omatshola ISELI, former President PMAN, multiple award-wining flutist …’I Have moved a $1.6 billion...

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN-British Multiple GRAMMY AWARD Winner, HENRY OLUSEGUN ADEOLA SAMUEL (SEAL) Net Worth is $35 Millions …Sells over 20 Million Records worldwide *Shines as a Music Coach on ‘The VOICE Australia’ on separate occasions *Celebrated WINNER: Three Brit Awards, Best British Male in 1992 and MTV Video Music Award *Had First Break with S’Express sharing vocals on UK top 10 hit ‘Superfly Guy’ where he featured in the music video * Greatest Music Hit ‘Kiss from a ROSE’ still attracts huge royalty *Received British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically *Performed in Red Hot Organization’s Music Album that featured George Michael, Madonna, others, to raise money and awareness in support of AIDS epidemic, Donates all proceeds to AIDS charities *Born at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to a Nigerian mother, Adebisi Ogundeji, and a Brazilian father, Francis Samuel BY ROTIMI IFEDAYO/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, LONDON & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

INSPIRATIONAL: NIGERIAN-British Multiple GRAMMY AWARD Winner, HENRY OLUSEGUN ADEOLA SAMUEL (SEAL) Net Worth is $35 Millions …Sells over 20 Million Records worldwide *Shines as a Music Coach on ‘The VOICE Australia’ on separate occasions *...

REVEALING: Nigeria’s Latest Millionaire MUSIC Sensation, E-SQUARE Set to Take Over P-SQUARE’S Concerts in NIGERIA, Overseas…Music Promoters Abroad Rush after them *Group Receiving Rare Reviews on America’s Radio Stations * Establishes, Register Tolotolo Family Foundation, a registered Non-governmental Organisation in United States and Nigeria * Gives out Free Scholarship, 0% Interest Loans for Businesses, Free health care * Set to Launch their Orphanage home in Owerri (Imo State) at Emirate hotel on January 3rd 2018 * Maiden Album titled ‘Egwu Ngwori’ meaning ‘Song for Enjoyment’ *Enjoys Dual citizenship as Nigerian-Americans, Music Video shot in Yankee BY SADE AIYELOLA/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, ABUJA & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

REVEALING: Nigeria’s Latest Millionaire MUSIC Sensation, E-SQUARE Set to Take Over P-SQUARE’S Concerts in NIGERIA, Overseas…Music Promoters Abroad Rush after them *Group Receiving Rare Reviews on America’s Radio Stations *...

INSPIRING IN EUROPE: NIGERIAN-Swedish Photographer, CLETUS NELSON NWADIKE WINS 2017 FRIED Award…Camera Lens’ Captured Plea for right of migrants to escape war named ‘Peace Photograph of the Year *Receives a €10,000 prize to show peace is top priority for felicitous coexistence *International Press Institute, Austrian publishing house Lammerhuber gives warm congratulations * Austria’s Parliament Celebrates and Name Nigerian Winner *Award Named after Austrian pacifist, author and 1911 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Alfred Hermann Fried, the Alfred Fried Photography Award * Organisers received 5,856 submissions containing 19,107 images from 165 countries BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES

INSPIRING IN EUROPE: NIGERIAN-Swedish Photographer, CLETUS NELSON NWADIKE WINS 2017 FRIED Award…Camera Lens’ Captured Plea for right of migrants to escape war named ‘Peace Photograph of the Year *Receives a €10,000 prize to show...