Nigerian singer, Djinee has opined that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been too soft on bandits and kidnappers who threaten the security of lives in Nigeria.
The singer said the government does not tackle issues in the nation except it has a direct impact on their lives and livelihoods, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and End SARS protest as an example.
He said the present administration will only wipe out bandits when it has a direct impact on their lives, and family members.
Djinee on Twitter page wrote: “The government never attacks any issue (good and bad) except it has a direct impact on their lives and livelihoods. Ebola, COVID, End SARS protest, crypto etc, they acted decisively. They’ll treat bandits with kid gloves until their lives and that of their families are in danger.
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“All it takes for the government to wipe out this menace is for the bandits and herdsmen to take the lives of one of their own, “mistakenly”. Till then they can continue to brazenly kidnap and maim ordinary Nigerians for all the government cares.”
#EndSARS: Why I Rejected Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Peace Walk – Mr Macaroni
Popular comedian, Mr Macaroni has given reasons he rejected Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s invitation for a peace walk in Lagos State.
Sanwo-Olu in a speech on Tuesday on the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020, said, he will be leading a Walk for Peace in December to herald the healing of our land.
The Governor who invited Falana, Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad CSP Yinka Egbeyemi was quoted as saying “Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me.”
But Macaroni, in a tweet on Tuesday, said he declined the invitation because recommendation made by the Lagos State panel on End SARS has not been implemented.
“I humbly decline the Invitation of Mr Governor. The Government themselves set up a panel. The panel has made recommendations. I believe that genuine peacemaking will begin by first implementing the recommendations of the panel. Then we can begin to trust the government.
“Finally, I’m not at war with anyone. Not with the Government, police or politicians.
“All we are asking is that our leaders place value on our lives as citizens and lead us with love, fairness, truth and justice, to enable all Nigerians live a better life in peace and unity.”
Apple Awards Wizkid As African Music Artist Of The Year
Ayodeji Balogun, the Talented Nigerian singer and Grammy-award winner, better known as Wizkid have won the Apple music African artist of the year.
Apple proclaimed him as the 2021 African artist of the year on Tuesday.
Star boy’s hit song “Essence,” a track from his ‘Made In Lagos’ album, gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams.
While accepting the award, the father of expressed gratitude to Apple, and described the award as a blessing.
He said he was proud to represent Africa.
“Thank you to Apple Music for this award, it’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing Africa,” Wizkid said.
Joke Silva Reveals What Nollywood Did To Her Years Ago
Veteran actress, Joke Silva, has revealed she was blacklisted years ago in Nollywood.
The thespian revealed this during an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
According to her: “Years ago, we did this film that was the time the marketers were getting involved in movies. This marketer came to our house, we were living in Ikeja at the time, brought money for myself and my husband to come on this film that they had already started shooting. And he wanted us to play the parents of the star of the film and we decided to do it. It was Fred Amata who directed at the time. We started shooting and things were going a bit rocky until one day we were waiting for the lead actress. They told us we had to be on location by eight in the morning. And we got on location on time, we are never late. We got dressed and we were waiting. We were waiting till four in the afternoon.
“When the marketer then brings the star along to the location, I turned around and I looked at Fred and said ‘I am contracted to work with you for two weeks and I will give you two extra days because I know what location can be like, after those two days, if we don’t finish, I am walking’.Fred said I totally understand. I am sure he didn’t believe I would do it.
“When those two days were up, we still had one scene and it was supposed to be a very crucial scene in the film. I didn’t show up. The marketer was big at that time. Because of that, I was secretly blacklisted for quite a while. Mine was never mentioned, but it was done.”
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