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5 Things To Know About Late Highlife Singer Godwin Kabaka

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Legendary highlife singer Godwin ‘Kabaka’ Opara earlier today passed away at the age of 77.

Kabaka’s record label, Derda Promotions announced his demise in a statement on Friday.

“Derda Promotions is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our esteemed artist, Godwin Kabaka Opara, an icon who pioneered and revolutionized Highlife music, on March 21st, 2024,” the statement reads in part.

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He was a talented and popular songwriter and guitarist whose contagious highlife music delighted many admirers.

Here are five things to know about the late singer:

He hails from Umuawara Umuoye Imerienwe, Ngor Okpala, Imo State.

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Just after the Nigerian Civil War, Kabaka, alongside Dr Sir Warrior, Dan Satch Opara, Nathaniel Ejiogu, and Prince Ichita, formed the Oriental Brothers International. The band released a total of 39 studio albums, 7 compilations, and 4 extended plays.

He received a gold disc award after the release of the ‘Five Fingers’ album. Also, his hit single ‘Mangala’ received a silver disc award.

In 1977, he formed his group, Kabaka International Guitar Band, following unresolved differences among the Oriental Brothers band.

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Kabaka’s highlife music was heavily influenced by the late Rex Jim Lawson.

 

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Portable Causes Commotion In Lagos, Fights Bike-man For Allegedly Stealing His Phone [VIDEO]

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Portable got into a street fight with a motorcycle rider.

The singer, real name Habeeb Okikiola Badmus, is seen in yellow, obstructing the movement of cars as he fought in the middle of the street.

A crowd gathered, trying to separate the fight but Portable continues going at his opponent, even pushing him to the ground at one point.

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The person filming is heard asking what kind of celebrity Portable is while claiming that the singer really injured his opponent.

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According to online reports, Portable attacked the man for allegedly stealing his phone.

This comes just weeks after the singer returned from America.

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Actress Joke Silva Celebrates Legendary Husband At 82

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Veteran actor Olu Jacobs is celebrating his 82nd birthday and wife Joke Silva marked the occasion with a heartfelt post.

She shared a video collage showcasing Olu Jacobs’ illustrious career, featuring clips from his prime and a recent footage of him relaxing in a lounge.

Joke Silva’s caption expressed her love and admiration for her husband, calling him “Sir J of life” and wishing him an amazing year ahead.

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82 just like that go ….Agba ko ni nira l’agbara Jesu…Happy birthday and.have an amazing year ahead me darling…. Sir J of life @_olujacobs (loving his customized house coat …thanks a mill,” she wrote.

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Olu Jacobs, a legendary actor, has had a profound impact on the film industry, starring in numerous iconic movies from the 80s to the late 2000s.

His contributions have created lasting childhood memories for many fans.

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The post was flooded with goodwill messages from fans and colleagues, celebrating Olu Jacobs’ life and legacy.

realomosexy wrote: “Happy birthday to a Legend, A father to the Industry, An Outstanding Actor, An Incredible Soul.”

officialosas said: “Happy Birthday Legend! God bless you immensely”

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chiomakpotha praised: “A LIVING LEGEND! Happy Birthday Sir. We love you”

idia.aisien wrote, 0Happy birthday to a living LEGEND!!! God bless you both”

dahoodgbadegesinolanrewaju wrote, “I wished I could pav him a visit. A great legend of our time. I grew up as a young boy, watching his acts on movies. Hapi birthday, sir Olu Jacobs. God bless.”

mustiphasholagbade4 wrote, “Happy birthday to a living legend”

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Gospel Singer, Sinach Sells Out Wembley Arena In Historic Concert

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Popular gospel singer, Sinach made history on July 6, 2024, selling out the 15,000-capacity OVO Wembley Arena in a landmark concert.

The Gosgem-powered event drew a global audience, celebrating a night of worship, praise, and unforgettable music.

Sinach, known for her powerful worship songs and inspirational lyrics, delivered a dynamic and spirit-filled performance that captivated the packed arena.

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Fans sang along to her biggest hits, including ‘Way Maker,’ ‘I Know Who I Am,’ and ‘Victory is My Name.’

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The sold-out concert marked a milestone in Sinach’s career, showcasing her far-reaching impact and profound connection with her fans worldwide.

Joining her on stage was an incredible lineup of gospel artists, including Da’dra Greathouse, Ada Ehi, Philippa Hannah, Limoblaze, Israel Houghton, Lucy Grimble, and Warehouse Worship.

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Sinach expressed her heartfelt gratitude to her fans, stating, “I am overwhelmed and deeply grateful for the love and support shown by everyone who attended the Victory Sounds concert. It was an incredible night of worship and celebration, and I thank God for the opportunity to share this moment with all of you.”

She added: “We thank you for coming!! From different parts of the world, you came to worship, praise and celebrate Jesus and our victory in Him! A night we will never forget!

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“It was indeed a celebration of our resounding victory that no matter where we find ourselves we must praise because we serve a God who knows the end from the beginning!!

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“What a night. Our lives have been changed and we have moved to another level. Praise the Lord!

“The joyful songs I now sing will be sung again in the hearts and homes of all your devoted lovers. My loud shouts of victory will echo throughout the land. For Yahweh’s right hand conquers valiantly! Psalms 118:15 TPT”.

Following the success of the Wembley concert, Sinach plans to continue her tour, bringing her inspiring music to even more fans around the world.

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