Month: November 2018

FG, UNITAR, Guinness renew partnership to reduce accidents, deaths

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The Federal Government, yesterday, renewed the three-year partnership agreement with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR and Diageo, parent company of Guinness Nigeria, aimed at reducing deaths and injuries through accidents in Nigeria. The agreement was signed on behalf of Nigeria by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, while Mr. Baker Magunda, Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria and Mr. Nikil Seth, Executive Director, UNITAR, signed for the various organizations. In a joint statement in Abuja, UNITAR and Diageo, said the collaboration would see a series of major road safety events to reduce traffic deaths and injuries, and also improve road safety. Commenting on the development, Division Director at UNITAR, Mr. Alex Mejia said, “With the support of Diag

Trophy Lager marks Alaafin of Oyo’s 80th birthday at Three-Day beer Carnival

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Trophy Lager beer, a brand from the portfolio of International Breweries Plc has ended a three-day beer festival it organized with a celebration of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III’s 80th birthday, marked with pomp, music, fun and mouth-watering prizes. The event which provided an atmosphere of cultural excitement for consumers also saw the brand reward winners in its ongoing National Consumer Promo tagged ‘Honourable Millionaires’ promo. The promo was meant to mark Trophy Lager’s 40 years of facilitating goodwill and celebration for Nigerians. Speaking on the event, Consumer Connections Manager, Int’l Breweries Plc, Jumoke Okikiolu, noted that the celebrations are two-fold. “On one hand, our decision to celebrate with Kabiyesi is very much aligned with our brand values

UNESCO Recognises Reggae As Cultural Heritage Worth Protecting

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognised reggae music as a cultural treasure that should be protected. Reggae is a genre of music made more popular by artistes such as Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals and Peter Tosh. According to the BBC on Thursday, UNESCO acknowledged that reggae's "contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual," noting that "the basic social functions of the music — as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice, and a means of praising God — have not changed, and the music continues to act as a voice for all." Reggae music is an e

Nigerian Man Gets Wedded To His Guitar

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A Nigerian man, Harry Best Moradayo, has allegedly married "the first love of his life", music. In a post on Instagram on Thursday, Harry revealed that he got married to music on Wednesday.  According to him, music has always been his first love and he decided to marry it, because their marriage will not end in divorce. The post read: “Yesterday, 28th November, 2018, was a beautiful day. I #married my 1st #love Music. Music has been the biggest love of my life, even before i could speak. I would literally DIE without it in my life. We've had many ups and downs, in fact more downs than ups. But I'm happiest when I'm with music. It makes me happy, makes me laugh and cry. Apart from my family, it's the most important thing in my life. A close second is #manchesterunited, three frien

It’s Been Very Difficult For Me, Says Tekno

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Nigerian singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has stated that he is facing difficulty. He stated this on Wednesday via a post on Twitter. On Tuesday, Tekno’s management team led by Ubi Franklin had called on Nigerians and the fans of the singer to pray for him as his vocal box had been damaged due to his failing health. See Also Entertainment Tekno’s Vocal Box Damaged... Cannot Sing Or Perform 'For A While' 0 Comments 3 Days Ago However, a tweet by the singer on Wednesday appeared to confirm that the past few weeks has been very difficult. “It’s been very difficult for me,” his tweet read. It’s been very difficult for me!!!— TEKNOOFFICI

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Others For First-Ever Global Citizen Album

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Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, are set to feature on the Global Citizen Extended Playlist (EP), which is set for release on November 30. The announcement, which was made on the website of Global Citizen on Tuesday, revealed that the project is the first-ever Global Citizen album and that proceeds from the project will support Global Citizen’s campaigning around gender equality, education, clean water, among others. According to the Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Evans, music has a power of bringing people together. “For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and demand change. We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from these incredible artists who stand with us in the f

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Dies At 57

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Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind the popular cartoon character, SpongeBob Squarepants, has died at the age of 57. In 2017, Stephen disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). According to the the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA, ALS is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. In a statement by Nickelodeon, the cartoon channel Stephen worked with in creating Spongebob, the cartoonist passed away on Monday night. The statement read: "We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS. He was a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone a...

Tekno’s Vocal Box Damaged… Cannot Sing Or Perform ‘For A While’

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These are trying times for Nigerian singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, as his health seems to be failing him, his management has revealed. Tekno, who became a household name in 2013 after the successful release of his single 'Holiday', has been battling to get back to full health.  In a post on Instagram, the singer’s management team led by Ubi Franklin called on Nigerians and the fans of the singer to pray for him. Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, the statement by his management revealed that Tekno’s vocal box was affected and he won't be able to perform or sing "for a while". The statement read: “These past few months have been really trying times for your favorite boy TEKNO MILES. “He had tried to down play the severity of his ailme