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Showing posts with label Ent News. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

10-Year-Old British-Nigerian Singer, “Mehcosa” Becomes The New Youngest Face Of Afrobeats



With a lot of speculations going around about the young star becoming the youngest face of Afrobeats In Nigeria, there are just more than enough reasons for you to love Mehitabel Cosa.

 She is a 10-year-old british born Nigerian singer from the Oduduwa lineage and at a very young age she is already moving to become strong musical force.
If her social media activities is anything to go by, in few years to come, Mehitabel Cosa will be joining a good number of notable Nigerian acts who have already dominated Nigeria’s music industry.
With her so-sweet and angelic voice, Mehcosa has done lots of covers for many Nigerian hit songs and her performances were quick to make her an Internet Sensation with millions of people looking forward to her music contents week-in-week-out.

Her cover for Burna Boy’s song “No Fit Vex” off Twice As Tall album caught the attention of many on social media as she delivers the lyrics in a more clearer manner, making the song more understandable to many.
Even Burna Boy himself, acknowledges the talent of this young girl on social media by reposting her “No Fit Vex” cover.
Meanwhile, she has also done cover for the following songs; “Duduke” by Simi, “Vibration” by Fireboy, “Shekere” by Yemi Alade, “Abule” by Patoranking to mention but few.
However, a quick check on her Instagram page with the handle: @mehcosa will make you understand how amazing she is when it comes to music.
And most recently her cover of Davido’s FEM! will blow your mind. WATCH HERE
Following her consistency in dishing out lovely covers of some of the biggest tunes , there have been a huge demand on what’s next for the young star’s career,  which results to The good news for all ”Mechosa” fans worldwide as she reveals plans to release  her very first official debut single in November 11th-2020 off her first body of work (official EP) which will be coming out in 2021.

The song title “Modupe” was revealed via her social media pages which have put music lovers and lovers of Mechosa’s music craft in a very high-spirit as everyone is patiently anticipating.

Check out Mechosa Mehitabel on social media and be a part of her amazing music journey, you will be glad you did.

Handle: @mehcosa

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Nigerian Collins Onyeaji Honoured At The University Of Central Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Nigerian Collins Onyeaji Honoured At The University Of Central Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

Nigerian Multi-Talented Consultant and Serial Entrepreneur, Collins Onyeaji was honoured as a Scholar with the University of Central Lancashire, Preston in the United Kingdom.

The astute Consultant Collins Onyeaji, is the Founder and CEO of British AUC London and B Soccer Academy Manchester, a Multi Million Pounds outfit with branches in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt Nigeria devoted to inspiring and connecting youths across Africa for International Study and Soccer opportunities in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Americas.

Collins Onyeaji also doubles as the Vice President of the Nigeria Bloggers Forum, an association of esteemed bloggers, social media influencers, e-warriors, content providers, brand ambassadors, and news trend planners; and also Co-Convener of UK-Aid a non-governmental organization with the drive to improve the life of youths through education, healthcare, youth empowerment and human right protection.

The University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom welcomed Collins Onyeaji and other fifteen Scholars and celebrated their achievements in a ceremony on Wednesday 6th November in Preston.

Collins Onyeaji and other Scholars were presented with award certificates in the University’s new, state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, before being addressed by Vice-Chancellor Graham Baldwin who expressed UCLan’s pride in welcoming such talented students to the institution. During the ceremony, the delegates heard from two earlier Scholars from the class of 2018, who spoke in glowing terms about their experiences so far and offered advice and encouragement to the newcomers.

Amongst the 15 scholars were students from India, Nigeria, Uganda, Montserrat, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

In his words, Mr Collins Onyeaji expresses his gratitude to the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom for recognizing his contribution in the education sector, and urge the Nigeria Government to give more attention to her educational sector.

“I want to thank God Almighty for making this moment possible. I also want to thank University of Central Lancashire for their contribution to the global educational space; and this has reflected at how they appreciate outstanding individuals over the years. I’m a beneficiary of their academic gratitude for excellence. And this for me will never go unnoticed. As a Nigerian, I want to urge the federal government of Nigeria to give close attention to our educational system, so it can readily accommodate millions of young Nigerians who are yearning for quality education.” Collins Onyeaji concludes.


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Singer Bugga King Dazzles In New Photos


With the heat of his new single ''kilode still garnering a buzz across many social media platform music sensation bugga king has further unmask his identify with the release of some  stunning array of beautiful picture. findings reveal BUGGA KING his not new to the music scene but a steady cat who has been earning his mark in the music world since 2004 performing in Europe and across Africa. The Bside guy "has he is fondly called"
who hails from Edo State, Benin city didn't disappoint with 'kilode with the song speaking volume of the artise artistic prowess. 


See more pictures below..

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Prophet Omale Distributing Food stuffs, Relief Materials To Abuja Residents

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory and Mararaba community of Nasarawa state have continued to reflect on act of kindness recently displayed by the General Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International Abuja, Prophet Dr. Emmanuel Omale.
Prophet Omale, in the heat of the COVID-19 lockdown had reached out to Abuja residents living in the Area 1 axis of the Federal Capital Territory and the densely populated Mararaba area in Nasarawa, precisely on April 18 and 19, 2020, respectively.

An eyewitness account confirmed that Prophet Omale and his team shared already prepared food to people who trooped out in their droves during the outreach. “The man of God and his people came with a lot of food and drinks. They also gave raw rice and many other things needed in the home at Area 1 and Mararaba,” the eyewitness said.

In a chat with a benefactor of Prophet Omale, Ibrahim Alkali, he said ” my life has not been the same since I came in contact with Prophet, a lot have change in me, and now during this COVID-19 period, he came to my rescue.
“Thank you very much prophet,” he said.

A community leader, Abdulmalik Alhassan expressed his happiness at the act of love displayed by the Prophet Omale at a time government’s COVID-19 palliative promise was yet to materialise.
“I’m very happy that people like this are still in this world, my prayer is that God will continue to increase him on all side. People must copy such good deed and kind-hearted pastor, so that the world becomes a better place,” he said.

Another eyewitness said he was thrilled because Prophet Omale never looked at tribe or religious affiliation before giving out foods and gifts. He added that the man of God went as far as personally feeding people living with different forms of disabilities.

In a chat with Prophet Omale, he said the outreach was in obedience to God’s instruction.
“God instructed me to feed people during COVID-19 pandemic.”
He urged people to be kind and help people, at least starting with a theirnext-door neighbour.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

“There Is Need To Engage More Youths Like Tijani Nwadei In Governance” – Godspower Oshodin

Top Media Entrepreneur and President of the Nigeria Bloggers Forum, Godspower Oshodin has commended the efforts of some Nigerian Governors and other Government officials who engage more Youths in their cabinet.
He stated that, the country will hit it index growth, if youth-based ideas and empowerment programmes are driven accordingly.
“I will like to commend the Governors who are engaging more Youths in their Cabinet. The essence of ‘Youths in Governance’ is to bridge the gap of sustainable excellence, and create an environment where they can explore their many potentials, knowing fully well they’re the driving force of every society.
There are quite a number of smart Nigerian youths who are significantly doing well home and abroad. A Switzerland Journalist friend of mine once told me that ‘Nigerians are the best content providers on earth’. That was really inspiring, as there are a couple of amazing persons presently serving at various capacity in Government.”
The multiple award winning writer, poet, and founder of ‘Naija Gist and Gossips Newpaper’ further commends the effort of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for appointing an under 40 as Chief of Staff; and also involving other Youth such as Tijani Nwadei in his Cabinet.
“I once met my State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the World Trade Centre in Dubai last year, and I told him how impressed i had been that he’s a Youth-driven person. And now he has appointed an under 40 as Chief of Staff.
He also has this amazing young man Tijani Nwadei in his team. In 2015 TJ led the strategy team of Mr. Godwin Obaseki Campaign.
At his early 30s he already possesses this awe-inspiring organisational and strategy skills. At the moment he is Technical Adviser to the Edo State Government under Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
You cannot leave a guy like TJ behind behind, he is armed with expertise in developing sustainable solutions for the peculiar challenges in African market. Hence his vast knowledge  in Manufacturing, Energy and Agriculture sectors.
So there is need to engage more Youths like Tijani Nwadei in Governance”, Godspower Oshodin concludes.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

COVID-19: TM Kazeem Tanimu Commends Governor Hope Uzordinma, Seyi Makinde, Others...

in an official press statement released by the Principal Consultant of Initiative for Qualitative Leadership and Progressive Change, TM Kazeem Tanimu expressed his commendation being put in place by some State Governors; he urges others to take a cue from such proactive and visionary way of operating during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

In an Instagram post just recently, he gave accord to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, and also prayed for his quick recovery. He also commended the visionary and dogged way at which Governor Hope Uzordinma has approached the situation in Imo State.

In his words he said:

"I hereby commend your resilient drive to support the world in stopping the spread of this global Pandemic that is gradually taking the world to sway.

it is indeed Solidarity that'll echo the values of our efforts in ending COVID-19. But what would consolidate the fight to end this Global Pandemic is Leadership. And I appreciate your dogged and visionary approach. His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Imo State, Governor has been resolute and proactive in his approach. I urge every other Governors to take a cue to protect their States, as it is their duty to protect lives and properties of their various. I also urge the States and Federal Government to quickly come to the aides of those who can not sustain themselves during this test of times." He concludes.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Meet Joe Osawaye, A Visionary Leader Inspiring The World From Dubai

I, like most people, am searching; for meaning, for purpose, success, happiness, love, joy and and and… Unlike most people though, I’ve come to understand that this is what is called the journey. See, we are all called for something in this world, with our many different gifts, talents, skills, we have all been put on this earth, in this lifetime, to serve a certain purpose. For me, speaking to people is one step towards realizing my own calling and I hope that by me sharing their stories, you will find yours too.
I had the privilege to sit and have a chat with a very successful businessman and talk to him about the things that got him this far. This man oozes grace. The way he talks, the way he listens, the way he beams just before he says hello, tells you that he is human 1st, before he is a leader. His name is Joseph Osawaye, goes by Joe and he is the CEO and Managing Partner at Kiza restaurant and lounge, Dubai. I used to hear people talking about Mr. Joe as “the Kiza boss” so I did a search on him and decided that I would interview him for a blog. I bumped into him one night as I was leaving Kiza, put on my most professional face and asked for an interview. He agreed. My excitement! I didn’t show him but as soon as I got in the elevator I was doing the Gwara Gwara (dance). Fast forward to the day of our meeting, I’m grateful for the lessons that came from our conversation. Read on and be inspired.
Joe was born and bred in Nigeria and he comes from a middle class, affluent family. He had a very strict dad and a very liberal mom, talk about the perfect balance. As a teenager, he was absolutely clean, one of those guys whom when you see in school uniform in the afternoon, it’s as if he didn’t even leave the house; so neat and tidy. Joe is a people’s person, intrigued by the things that make us tick, the way we think, what goes on in the mind, so he would have loved to study something in Philosophy or Psychology. But African parents want their kids to either be a doctor, an accountant, lawyer or engineer. So, at university young Joe was going to study to become a doctor, just like his sister, and make his parents happy. At his graduation, people were shocked to see that he had been studying Medical Sciences (Biochemistry), because of his character they had imagined him to be in the Arts. When the time came for him to go to the US to study Medicine, he was certain that was not what he wanted to do, so he pursued entrepreneurship instead. This is a person who naturally gravitates towards people, he knew that his calling was centered around bringing people together, and he finally got the courage to do just that.
“I like concept to reality, the intangible to tangible, because it reminds me so much of how faith works” Joe Osawaye
When I was doing my research about Joe, I didn’t find much information about him online. I asked him why this is and he told me that he likes for his work to do all the talking. He says, when people see the work, they will want to know who is behind it, then look for him. Joe comes from a business family so his introduction to business would be helping his mom out at her bakery during weekends and holidays, and later teaming up with his dad, a chartered accountant who used to import and sell cars in Nigeria. Now Joe was a young man. He’d be talking to his father, of a different generation, about the possibilities of making millions and billions. His dad would be like ‘boy chill, you wanna rob a bank with all that talk!’. This was not to discourage him, but to try and protect him from the harsh realities of business. But Joe was adamant that in order to be a man (or a woman), you have to get out of the shadow of daddy to go and discover yourself, most times. A few years later, he went to study Information Technology in the UK, worked as a Software Developer for some time then went back to Nigeria to start a Project and Facility Management Business in Telecoms, which he still does till now. That is but one of his businesses doing well in Nigeria. He also has an Oil and Gas subsea company which he co-owns with his brother. He explained to me what they do but honestly all I heard was rovs, submarine, pilot, robotics, water current and that was enough for me. One thing that stood out though, was that in deciding to go for this field, they looked for an area where the barriers of entry were extremely hard so that initially they would have to put in a lot of work, but once they met all the requirements, they would be in business for the long run. While most people are discouraged by long and demanding procedures this field requires, Joe and his brother saw this as an opportunity to eliminate too much competition, dominate and play in a certain space. Need I also mention that his brother is a Harvard graduate with a passion for business, so rest assured that he has all the necessary templates to make any business flourish. Hello… I hope you are taking notes.
Joe has stayed in different parts of the world: Canada, United States and the UK to name a few. He had been visiting Dubai since 2005 and it was in 2013 that he decided to settle in this region. When I asked him how he got to this decision, he said it’s because every time he came to Dubai he got inspired. His words were “Dubai inspires you, it makes you understand that nothing in the world is impossible, nothing! So, I wanted to be in that state of inspiration all the time”. This is something I can totally relate to, and also add that the hope and chances of you being anything you want to be are that much higher in this city. While Joe could’ve easily went into Oil and Gas or Construction, he knew that he did not understand this market, so he explored Real Estate instead, a very common play field in the UAE. This was not the best option for him as he was met by a couple of mishaps and misfortunes. While this might have been a rude awakening, it was also a blessing in disguise, because it opened the doors to Kiza. Lukman Akanbi, a high school friend of his founded Kiza Dubai. Joe liked the concept and saw an opportunity to take it to even greater heights. When he came on board, they shifted from Oud Metha to Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), a more sophisticated, business savvy and central location. This was in 2015 and they were ready to position themselves better, meet international standards and represent Africa in a way that had never been done before. But boy was this transition tough! This saw Kiza facing some dry days, almost as if the restaurant was starting from where it started from.
This is Kiza! It is beautiful! You get inside this place and you have all sorts of emotions: You are home, you want to eat, you want to dance, you just smile at drums for no reason, you make new friends, you hang out the same way you would in any part of Africa. This place is vibrant, catering for the youthful souls and the mature kin. It has been designed to create a cosmopolitan African atmosphere, with colors that radiate the African spirit and a soundtrack of Afrobeats that just ignites the rhythm in you as soon as you step in. Good times are had here. Guests can enjoy formal dining during the day through to the evening and when night time comes, the dance floor gets packed with all sorts of dance moves. The staff are smart enough to act professional, but also amicable enough to show guests a good time. Here you can learn the “Odi dance” that Kenyans bring to the dance floor, or embrace the “Shaku Shaku” that was borrowed from Nigeria. Some Zimbabwean guys would be bringing in the hype of “maClarks” or you might just find yourself in a small dancing circle initiated by South Africans who just want to “Vosho”. They usually have themed nights that attracts numbers of people. One of the events that stand out for me is the DJ Battle that was organized by The Circle Dubai. This was not just a battle of the best Reggae DJs in the UAE but a musical war between nations. The battle resulted in a tie between a Zimbabwean DJ and a Kenyan DJ because the crowd just couldn’t make up their mind, and that’s how fun it can get! Kiza easily represents a united Africa by infusing its many different cultures into one. From the atmosphere to the menu, Kiza sure does take you to the motherland. They serve dishes from most parts of the continent and I must say; the food is amazing. This is where I get to enjoy some South African Oxtail Potjie or Wors, Pap and Chakalaka. I know I’m being patriotic with the food, but I will let the pictures do the talking when it comes to the rest of the menu. I will, however, say that many of the non-African expats really get a true taste of Africa in this place, and I guess that is what caught Joe’s attention. In a country that is so multi-cultural, what could be more beautiful than representing your own?

But let’s get back to business. Anyone can start a company, right? That is not an issue. The question is, how do you sustain it and make sure it succeeds? Joe runs a number of companies, all of which are different in their own right and I like how he answered this question throughout our entire conversation. He spoke about how it is never really about the business, but the people. He says the role of a leader is to empower and delegate, that’s why he never employs skill but rather people with a passion, because when you are passionate about what you do, you will stop at nothing. He spoke about business being like warfare. You don’t go into business to play games. When you make a promise to customers, you need to make sure that you will die before you break that promise. Most people think that business is a joke, but it is not. For example, when you employ someone, train them well enough to equip them with the skills they need to do their job, share your vision with them so they can locate themselves in the bigger picture, so that when you delegate a task to them, their acquired skill along with their passion will allow them to soar. We spoke about why some businesses fail and he said because many people are operating with a poverty mentality and have not really counted the cost of being in business. I paid special attention when he said you need to understand delayed gratification, which is one of the biggest strengths of an entrepreneur. When you make money, put the money back in the business. There is no need to go and get all these big cars, designer clothes and bling bling just to show off. Allow the business to grow to a stage where all these things just come naturally. In order to run away from the poverty mentality, this is what he emphasizes: sonship. When you are a son of the Almighty, you don’t have to prove anything to anybody but to yourself and your maker who has trusted you with the gifts He has given you and the opportunities He brings your way. When you understand this, it makes you humble… I did say that he oozes grace, right?
“A rich man has money, but a wealthy man has time. I want to have time” Joe Osawaye
Joe was patient enough to sit through my 10,000 questions, and kind enough to share a lot of his knowledge and experience with me. I’ll try to summarize these without letting you miss out on much, but still leave you with some food for thought.

Timing: Business is about timing. You can have the best business but at the wrong time, you will fail. Changing Kiza’s location from Oud Metha to DIFC meant they had to lose some clients who were not willing to move with them, those who thought Kiza’s new look might just be too posh for them. They had also positioned Kiza to be a meeting place for those who want to do business between the UAE and Africa. Nigerian businessmen used to visit Kiza a lot but when Nigeria faced a huge devaluation of currency and the fall in oil prices, business was bad over there, thus slashing off another slice of Kiza’s target market. This was a tough 2 years for them but as a business person, the attitude and efforts you keep during such times will determine the success or detriment of your business. So young people, regardless of how good you are in whatever you do, remember that it is not about you, it is about the market. Who wants what you are selling? Who is willing to pay for it? What problem are you solving? And if you are not solving a problem, you are not in business. When you can understand this, you will know what to do with your time. A very fresh tip that I got was this: no business lasts forever, so when you start a business, think of an exit strategy. You might be running a very successful firm but what if you get old and weary, and nobody has the the interest to carry that business forward, it will die. The death of it might also happen while you are working it, so knowing when to leave will save you a lot of loss.
“To quit and to quit while you are ahead are 2 different things”. I heard this in a movie.

Put everything on paper. We touched on the subject of going into business with family/friends. While this might not always be the best practice, Joe reckons it does not have to be an issue for as long as everyone understands the rules of engagement. When we are chilling and having drinks, that is friendship. But business is business, and everyone has to put on a business cap when we step into the boardroom, hence it is important to document every single thing. Now, some people may see this as lack of trust, but to Joe, that contract is proof of trust, which says ‘hey, a lot can happen, but should that be the case, here is a piece of paper that will stand in court when we have forgotten what we verbally spoke about’. Go into business with people who are mature enough to understand this. Establish the rules of engagement from the beginning, so that everybody is on the same page and knows what they are in for, from the beginning.
“The respect for friendship is documenting things”. Joe Osawaye

Dining area
Expect to go crazy. Joe recalls the days when Kiza wasn’t doing so well and the place would be so empty. He would walk up to the DJ booth, look at the empty seats and instruct the DJ, “the place is full and the guests want to hear the music, play like the place is full” he’d say. The DJ would give him the ‘this guy is crazy’ kinda look and do as he’s told. Sometimes the DJ could not help but laugh and tell him that everything would be OK, encourage him that with time guests will come. But every now and then Joe would randomly give out instructions to his staff, “there is a queue of people waiting to get into Kiza, serve them well” meanwhile that was only happening in his head – this is faith at work. I was in stitches from laughter, and he says he used to laugh at the situation the same way I was because he knew exactly what was going on in these guys’ minds. But even better than that, he knew that it was up to him to see the vision, bring it to life with his imagination 1st and now look, a few years later, Kiza is one of the best places to dine and have fun in the whole of Dubai.
Read… Knowledge truly is power, but only when applied, and you would be amazed at how reading can sharpen your mind and propel you in the right direction. Joe says he reads a lot, of everything. Three of the books he’s read recently are Flashes Of Thought by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and The Secret Of Living Is Giving by Birdie Yager. He says he reads his books over and over again as repetition is the key to learning. This is a man who had studied and read a lot over the years, but his favorite book of all time is the Bible, a manual of life he calls it, that he says offers principles that can be applied to life, business and basically everything. While there are a lot of books that one can use as a point of reference, this is the one he studies, and with faith, applies its lessons to his everyday life.
“…Pay attention to detail. When you are organized, you are more productive and you don’t lose a lot of money” Joe Osawaye
Balancing family life and work. According to Joe, as an entrepreneur you get two choices: to be an entrepreneur or to get a 9-5. When you go into business, you have to understand the demands of an entrepreneur, that there is no ‘closing time’, you close when you have finished what you have to and understand how that can afford you the chance to support your family in a way that a regular job can’t. Entrepreneurship will cause you to appreciate and embrace the little time you have to spend with your family, and when done right, the family will see and understand why you cannot always be around. One always has to be mindful of the choices he makes. For Joe, family is so important.

I am so thankful for the short time I spent with Joe. I went into this meeting with my boss game on, thinking I’m a boss going  to meet another boss. But I met a leader, not a boss. The amount of laughter we shared was supernumerary! Joe welcomed me with such humility and generosity. If there is one thing I took from this, it is the fact that you have to be grounded and principled to run any business, or even to keep a job and that success is available to the man or woman who is will not rest until they make it. A big shout out to Joe for making time for me. A big shout out to Kiza for providing the photos. A big shout out to you for reading this. Now go and get your life! I will close with one of the quotes that Joe applies to his way of doing things:
“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” from the Dubai Expo 2020 theme.

Monday, 3 December 2018

RealGosipCenter Boss “TOPWORLD” Dazzles In New Photo With His New Hair Style To Celebrate His Birthday

Babatunde Jeremiah BonfryJoe Popularly called TOPWORLD and some called him Enu Ose JNR or Mr BONFRY. The official Manager of the fast kick rising act INCINCREDIBLE“, and few not mentioned. His the pillar ” Boss” behind and official PR to DaROOTZMedia Entertainment, Danpalogo Records, Eleweless family.

Topworld Has promoted a few celebrity like Alh Abass Obesere, Jaywon, Eldee the Don, Ksb, Snow Alapomeji, Seun Makanjuola, DJ IBK Baggy, Dj Chenz, Jaiye Afrika and lots more.
Topworld is one of our strong promotional management firm we ever had and his name is now flying around the world. 

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