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Weird MC professes her love for Teni’s music, also talks about possible collaborations

The “ijoya” crooner, Weird MC on an interview with Ebuka Obi Uchendu on Channels Television talks about her love for Teni’s music.

The veteran rapper made this known when Ebuka asked her about her thoughts on the young Nigerian artiste in the industry and what she feels about the future of the industry as a whole.

Ebuka went further to ask her who amongst the young artiste would she want to collaborate with, and she said;

“Ah, it’s Teni o, I love Teni so much. Honestly, I love Teni so much and it’s really funny I love her sister as well. I like Niniola as well, her sis.”

Judging from the attitude Weird MC pulled up when she was asked this question; we might be seeing a collaboration between her and Teni soon.

She also shares her believe on how bright the future is for the new generation of female artistes in the entertainment industry.

Nigerian Govt. Opens New Employment Plan for N-Power Beneficiaries

The Government of Nigeria says beneficiaries who have concluded the two-year job programme will be engaged to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects.

The new development was announced on Wednesday, January 20, by the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq.

Hajiya Farouq who spoke at the 4th annual review of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), however, said the new plan is for Batches A and B of the N-Power scheme, The Nation reports.

It was gathered that under the plan which is operated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), about 200,000 beneficiaries will be employed as financial services operators on the platform of Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF).

The minister said:

“Plans have been concluded for the transition of the N-power Batch A and B through the creation of the NEXIT portal, which would allow those who choose to sign up to access other government empowerment opportunities.

“A beneficiary management system for the NSIPs is expected to be deployed in 2021. It would have the capacity to manage payments, address grievances and improve dissemination of information.”

Under the plan, 200,000 beneficiaries will be engaged as financial services operators under the Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF).

The scheme is operated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Nigerian Vocalist, Timi Dakolo Pens an Emotional Message as he Clocks 40

Sensational Nigerian singer and Vocalist Timi Dakolo pen down an emotional message as he celebrates his 40th birthday.

Timi Dakolo made this known via his social media accounts, where he composed a birthday message for himself for clocking 40 today, 20th January 2021.

With excitement and gladness, he pens down this emotional message on his Instagram account to motivated his friends and followers.

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He reveals to him it was just like yesterday when he wrote his WAEC and was revising on his PN.

Moreso, he revealed he was just dreaming of working in Shell and take his granny abroad t get her everything.

However, he just wants to live a quality life and laugh as hard as he can.

“Happy Birthday to me. I am so overjoyed. I can’t believe I am 40. It was just yesterday I was writing Waec and doing revision on my PN Okeke. It was just yesterday I was dreaming working in Shell and stay in shell camp. Take my granny abroad 😭😭😭 and buy her everything. Anyways. I just want to live a quality life and laugh as hard as I can.The 4th floor of life looks great.”

The “Iyawo Mi” singer has also dropped a wish list for his well-wishers, friends, and family.

Here are few of Timi’s wishes ;

  • Money
  • Perfumes
  • Car (BMW)
  • Flights ticket to somewhere
  • Grand PianoSuits, shes and everything nice
  • Studio equipment
  • A house


Nigerian Singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as Dbanj is set to release a new song

Talented Nigerian singer and veteran act, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo well known as D’banj on his social media account announces the release of a new single.

Dbanj made this known on his Instagram page on the 12th of January 2021 that he’ll have a private listening brunch for the yet to be released song with three of his fans on the 13th of January 2021 in Abuja. He wrote;

“Tomorrow I’m having a private listening brunch in Abuja for my new single that comes out 15th.I want to pick 3 of my special fans to attend, interested? say WOW and you may get an invite from me 👌🏿”

From his caption, the single will officially be released on the 15th of January 2021. D’banj recently welcomed his second child with his wife, Lineo.

He his known for several hit songs in the Nigerian music industry and in the world at large, having worked with likes of Akon, Snoop Dog few to mention

Davido’s song featuring Lil Baby passes 4 Million streams on YouTube

Talented Nigerian singer Davido, song dubbed “So Crazy” just surpasses 4 million views on YouTube.

The song was released few weeks ago, on this record Davido teamed up with Lil Baby  to deliver a classic tune.

The track was produced by Nick Papz and Xander, and came with a music video directed by David Wept.

At the inception of the track release, it hit over 1 million views in less than 24 hours.

So far, it has recorded over 6 million streams on Audiomack.

Federal Government to Reduce Petrol Price by 5 Naira

The Federal Government of Nigeria after so much deliberation has finally agreed to reduce the pump price of Petrol by 5 Naira as from Monday.

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting with the organised labour on Tuesday in Abuja.

The meeting was necessitated by the increase of PMS from N160 per litre to N170 and the increase in electricity tariff.

Ngige said that the new price of petrol template would come into effect from Monday next week.

“Our discussion was fruitful and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which is the major importer and marketers of petroleum product and customers have agreed that there will be a slide down of the pump price of PMS.

“The price cut will get us about N5 per litre and that the price cut will take effect from next Monday, a week from today,” he said.

He noted that the price reduction was not meant to suspend deregulation as it did not affect the price of crude oil.

He, however, said that the NNPC as the main importer has agreed that it would cut costs like freight cost and demurrage.

The minister noted that the new price slash was a product of a joint committee of NNPC and labour representatives who look into ways of cutting costs.

Nigerian Airlines raise fares by 100 percent

Airline ticket rates have more than doubled in a week.

The spike, which operators blamed on an exchange rate that hit N500 to $1 at the black market last week, has seen an average one-hour economy class seat of N33,000 rise to N75,000 over the counter of some airlines.

Its average return trip variant also climbed to N121,000 from about N60,000 a week ago.

Stakeholders are unanimous it was one of the highest price leaps in years, warning that the last has not been seen since airlines only deployed the spike to cover basic costs, and not to make profit.

Similarly, foreign airlines have also been caught in the forex tangle, as over $200 million of accumulated ticket fares sold in the last couple of weeks have lately been stuck in Nigeria due to constraints at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Aviation stakeholders, however, said unless the Federal Government bailed out the local industry and avail a special forex window for local and foreign operators, airfares might continue to spike and become unbearable for the travelling public in the festive season. In the interim, they have advised travellers to make their travel bookings ahead of time to get fairer deal.

ASUU strike: No resumption date until FG pays withheld salaries – Union insists

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday said it would not end the strike it embarked on until government paid all the salaries of its members it withheld.

The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone interview with Punch correspondent in Lagos, said government should not expect the lecturers to resume without paying the withheld salaries.

 Recall that there were reports on November 27 that the union had agreed to end its strike following the Federal Government’s promise to release N70bn to ASUU as earned allowance.

But Ogunyemi on Sunday explained that the members were still consulting and at the same time waiting for the government to fulfil its promise of releasing members’ withheld salaries.

“We are still consulting; we have not finished consultation, by the end of this week we shall make our report public. There are promises government made with dates. Government promised to release salaries of our members. The withheld salaries have not been paid and we need to have information on that. Government should not expect us to resume without releasing our salaries.”

He emphasised that once the timeline expired this week without the salaries being paid, the union would take a final decision.

Ogunyemi also said that he could not determine when ASUU would suspend the strike.

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Fans congratulate Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi as she expects her first child (Photos)

On-air personality and fashion entrepreneur Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi who officially got married to her soul-mate, talent manager Femisoro Ajayi on November 3, 2018 is expecting their first child.

This was made known to the public after Gbemi posted an advertorial video which she did while sitting and her teeming fans were quick to spot that pregnant women glow all over their favorite.

Since then, congratulatory messages have been trooping in on the comment section of the Instagram video she posted.

See some of the comments below…

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Toyin Abraham’s son launches new game ‘Ire’

 Hours after unveiling face of her one year old son, Ire, Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has now launched a game in his name.

Kemi Filani News recalls Toyin Abraham while marking Ire’s 1st birthday a few months ago, got him a customized range rover and jeep, announcing that Ire is set to be a CEO of something very educational, interesting and addictive.

Hours ago, Toyin Abraham announced the big news saying “Hello, my name is IREOLUWA AJEYEMI. I am the founder of Africa’s first indigenous trivia game, edutainment solutions and a content entrepreneur. We just released our very first – IRE GAME.

This is the best indigenous quiz game for children and adults to test insight and knowledge of culture and history, having fun while learning. Deliberately designed with ‘home’ feel and traditional landmarks – 100% Yoruba theme with a switch button for the non-yoruba speaking lovers.

We hope you will love it as much as we love you. We will appreciate your feedback.
For more visit: www.iregame.com and join all our social media community”

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Fay Fay Diamond, Storm, Ceaser, others…See the Top 6 contestants of MTN Y’ello star 2020

Coming after thousands of singers auditioned for the Mon going MTN Y’ello star competition, the top six (6) contestants have emerged.

This is coming after the talented visually impaired contestant, Jesse, the twin, Oiza and Meyi, David Garland and G Isaac were evicted today.

The top six contestants in no particular order are; Freeborn, Ceaser, Fay Fay Diamond, Gideon, Storm and Dotti.

According to the hosts of the show – Tobi Bakre and Hilda Baci, voting lines will be opened tomorrow, Sunday 6th December 2020 (8pm).

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FIFA approves maternity leave for women footballers

World governing football body, FIFA, has approved 14 weeks maternity leave for women players.

FIFA council approved this on Friday after it was proposed in November.

According to the council, a player’s club will be “obliged to reintegrate her after returning from maternity leave” and also provide necessary medical support.

In a video shared on FIFA’s Twitter handle, Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, stated that the gesture was meant to protect women footballers.

He said: “The players are the protagonist of the game, they are the most important part of the game and we have to make sure that we set the stage for them to shine.

“When it comes to female players, we should bring more stability to their careers. For example, if they need to take a maternity leave, then they don’t have to worry.”

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Davido reacts to being nominated along side Mayorkun as artist of the year for Headies award

Sensational singer and CEO of DMW, David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido has reacted to being nominated alongside his crew member, Mayorkun as artist of the year for Headies award.

Kemi Filani recalls that few hours ago, Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, The Headies, released this year’s nominee’s list and to the surprise of many, Mayorkun and his boss Davido was listed among singers vying for the Artistes of the Year.

Reacting to this, the omo babaolowo crooner who could not hide is joy took to twitter to express how he feels.

According to Davido, his little brother, Mayorkun made him proud and emotional for making it to the category. “LIL BRO LEVELED UP!!! I’m emotional!!” Davido tweeted.

Other artists on the category battling for the award are Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Tiwa Savage.

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Rapper, Vector reacts to Headies Award Nomination list

Popular Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, has reacted to the recently released Headies Award Nomination list.

Kemi Filani recalls that few hours ago, Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, The Headies, released this year’s nominee’s list. The award which is aimed at rewarding excellence in the Nigerian music and creative industry nominated some of the worthy singers in the industry.

Vector who was not able to make it to the list took to twitter to react to this.

According to the 36 year old, he does not care whether he gets nominated or not. He added that awards does not mean anything to him anymore and new people should be allowed to win.

“As for the Headies. I stopped entering for it because I don’t want to compete with rappers (I can easily beat them on a one on one but that was Unilag).I’m grown now. Awards actually don’t mean anything to me anymore. Let new people win awards.

Oh! one last thing. It actually shows how low you think of yourselves if a person honoring you with an answer is “shalaye”… such a mentality can’t help you learn about people or know new things if you think someone giving you alternative reasons is wasting their time.” Vector tweeted

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US removes reciprocity visa fees for Nigerians

The federal government announced on Saturday that the United States has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerians seeking visas to the country with effect from December 3.

Disclosing this at the weekend, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the development was sequel to the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for American citizens applying for Nigerian visas.

It would be recalled that the Donald Trump administration had in 2019 imposed the reciprocity fee for all approved non-immigrant visa applications by Nigerians.

The fee was charged in addition to visa application fees for only applicants who are issued visas.

The additional reciprocity fees which ranged from $80 to $303 depending on the class of visa, took effect from August 29 last year. The US Embassy in Nigeria said the reciprocity fees were in response to unsuccessful talks with Nigeria to adjust the fees it charges American applicants. It argued that the total cost for a US citizen to obtain a visa to Nigeria was higher than the total cost for a Nigerian to obtain a comparable visa to the United States.

The Mission insisted that the reciprocity fee was meant to eliminate the cost difference as required by US laws. Announcing the removal of the reciprocity fee in a statement, the MFA spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the United States Government has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States. “The positive development is in line with the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for United States citizens applying for Nigerian visas by the Nigerian Government.

“The United States Government has, therefore, eliminated reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens with effect from December 3, 2020.” The statement titled, ‘Update on removal of visa fees for Nigerian citizens by the US Government,’ advised prospective travellers to the US to visit www.travel.state.gov for details.”

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