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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...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘AFRICA’S Stolen Treasures cost me 40 Million NAIRA of my Family Inheritance’-Obafemi Lasode, a former President of Nigeria’s Music Industry …Says: ‘I produced SANGO, the legendary African King’, ‘Paradise Park’ on Nigeria Television Authority Network, won Worldfest Houston Gold Award and United Nation’s Song for Peace award’ * ‘I Have Scripts for 5 other epic movies such as: Osun, Queen Mother, Point of No Return, the story of the Badagry Slave Route, Others * ‘Unending crisis in PMAN is a microcosm of Nigeria as a whole’ * ‘Why majority of Nigerian Musicians are POOR’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘AFRICA’S Stolen Treasures cost me 40 Million NAIRA of my Family Inheritance’-Obafemi Lasode, a former President of Nigeria’s Music Industry …Says: ‘I produced SANGO, the legendary African...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I am Set to Proceed on WORLD MUSIC TOUR to Japan, Canada, Australia, Asia from August 6th’-Nigeria’s Reggae Sensation, KING Wadada, KORA Award winner …’It’s a Multi-million Naira promotional deal with HPS company Abroad * ‘Stephanie Otobo tried to Seduce Me in exchange for Music Collaboration’ * ‘The Nigerian born Canadian singer is an Agent of Blackmail, a Liar, a Shameless Prostitute dressing provocatively’ * ‘My evergreen Encounter with Apostle Joshua Suleiman’ BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I am Set to Proceed on WORLD MUSIC TOUR to Japan, Canada, Australia, Asia from August 6th’-Nigeria’s Reggae Sensation, KING Wadada, KORA Award winner …’It’s a Multi-million Naira promotional...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I was born in LAGOS, Returned in 1970 to run Batakoto Club owner of Surulere Night Club, omitted in Lagos@50 Celebration’-Tee Mac Omatshola ISELI, former PMAN President *Faults why his name was not included in Best 50 Faces of Lagos ceremony *Wonders the standard used in selection of celebrities BY SAMUEL AKNPONIVA/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, LAGOS & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS: ‘I was born in LAGOS, Returned in 1970 to run Batakoto Club owner of Surulere Night Club, omitted in Lagos@50 Celebration’-Tee Mac Omatshola ISELI, former PMAN President *Faults why his name was not included in Best...

BREAKING NEWS ON FAILED USA & CANADA MUSIC TOUR: AMERICAN Court Bars Nigerian Musician, Damini Ogulu alias Burna Boy from playing Music shows in USA and Canada…For Contract Failure with Vibesland Entertainment LLC *Deceived New York based promotion company to invest $25,000 in preparation for FAKE Music Concerts in United States and CANADA *Shuns Contractual Music agreement after obtaining USA Work Permit approval visa from Niyi Fatogun, Vibesland Entertainment’s promoter *Burna Boy’s Management in UK desperate to collect a cheque of $75,000.00 as deposit to play 10 British cities after involving 3rd party BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BREAKING NEWS ON FAILED USA & CANADA MUSIC TOUR: AMERICAN Court Bars Nigerian Musician, Damini Ogulu alias Burna Boy from playing Music shows in USA and Canada…For Contract Failure with Vibesland Entertainment LLC *Deceived New York...

CELEBRATION: Lagos Police Command Image maker, Olarinde Famous-Cole, alias TushOlopa Quits Bachelorhood…Says: ‘I am Happy to have Married Simisola, the lady of my life’ *Top Celebrities attend wedding of popular Cole family in Lagos Island and renowned wife’s family of Akinbogun BY WUNMI OLANIRAN/SOCIETY REPORTER, LAGOS

CELEBRATION: Lagos Police Command Image maker, Olarinde Famous-Cole, alias TushOlopa Quits Bachelorhood…Says: ‘I am Happy to have Married Simisola, the lady of my life’ *Top Celebrities attend wedding of popular Cole family...