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Rema To Thrill Benin Residents As Obaseki Hosts Award-winning Singer In Homecoming Concert

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The festive season is set to reach new heights in Benin City, the Edo State capital, as Governor Godwin Obaseki unveils plans to host Edo-born musical prodigy, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, in a grand Homecoming Music Concert on December 21.

Obaseki, renowned for his commitment to transforming Edo into a cultural and entertainment hub, expressed his excitement to bring Rema back to his roots, while speaking to youths at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, Benin City.

Obaseki said, “By the grace of God, this Christmas, we will bring Rema home. Rema will have a Homecoming Concert.”

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Confirming the governor’s directive to organise the Christmas gig, the Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. Uyi Oduwa-Malaka, said the Homecoming Concert is scheduled to take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, on December 21, 2023.

The Commissioner said, “On behalf of Edo State and the vibrant City of Benin, we express our utmost excitement and pride in welcoming you back home, Rema. The Governor, Benin City, and the people of Edo State eagerly anticipate your Homecoming Concert. We are thrilled to experience your incredible talent live on our stage once again at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.”

She added, “Your success not only brings honour to our State but has also inspired countless young talents here in Edo State. Thanks for making us really proud and we can’t calm down as we are anticipating December 21.”

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The governor, over the past seven years, has consistently demonstrated his commitment to positioning Edo as a prime destination for entertainment, creativity, and tourism. The Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub stands as a testament to this commitment, providing world-class facilities that attract both investors and entertainers to the State.

The planned Homecoming Concert for Rema follows the success of the Alaghodaro Youth Concert, which showcased the talents of Nigerian stars of Edo extraction.

Johnny Drille, another Edo-born music sensation, recently hosted a show in the State, delivering a mesmerising performance at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub, before paying a courtesy visit to the governor.

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Davido Wants Kanye West To Join Him At Puma

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Nigerian singer Davido has advised American rapper, Kanye West to join him at Puma following the latter’s public criticism of Adidas on social media.

West had called out Adidas for selling a Yeezy design without his approval and exploiting his loyal fan base despite terminating its collaboration with him in 2022 over a string of antisemitic remarks.

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“Not only are they [Adidas] putting out fake colorways that are non-approved, they’re suing me for $250 million and they’re also not paying me for these shoes that they’re putting out that have my name on it,” the billionaire rapper lamented in a video message shared via Instagram on Monday.

Following West’s outburst, Davido, who is a global ambassador of Adidas rival Puma, urged him to consider collaborating with Puma.

” Come to @puma Ye @kanyewest,” he wrote via his Instagram story.

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How I Stole Tricycle To Fund My Music – Bella Shmurda

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Nigerian singer Bella Shmurda has opened up on how desperation made him do some shady things during his days as a struggling artist.

The Dagbana crooner in a new documentary titled ‘Bella Shmurda: Tension in Ibadan 2024,’ revealed that he hijacked a tricycle at some point to fund his music.

He said desperation also made him sign a record deal that didn’t end well.

Shmurda said, “I shouldn’t have rushed. We will never get to see the future. So everybody is rushing. I went into some things that didn’t later pay off. I went to sign a deal with rush which later was funny.

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“I stole keke (tricycle) because of money but Alhamdulilah, I’m here today.”

The singer said becoming a father has affected the kind of music he makes and visuals he puts out.

“Seeing my son, inspires me. What’s on my head is, ‘Wettin this boy go see in the next 10 years?’ I don’t want him to see my old videos. I want him to see a new Bella,” he said.

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‘I Became Sexually Inactive After Prostate Surgery’ – Actor Kola Oyewo [VIDEO]

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Kola Oyewo, has stated that he became sexually inactive after his battle with prostate enlargement.

The 77-year-old actor revealed this while narrating how he survived the ailment.

In a now trending video on the internet, actor Kunle Afod and veteran actor, Peter Fatomilola visited Oyewo in his house to check on his well-being.

Speaking with his guests in Yoruba language, Oyewo explained that he first experienced difficulty passing out urine in July 2019, before being diagnosed with prostate enlargement.

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During one of the surgeries to save his life, Oyewo disclosed that he had to give up his ability to engage in sexual intercourse.

Interacting with his visitors, he said “I had an enlarged prostate but I feel better now. In 2019, I first noticed that I would easily pee on myself or find it difficult to urinate.

“I went to the hospital and I was told that my prostate is getting larger and I will undergo surgery. They made an incision on my stomach and inserted what will help me pass out urine to prevent me from dying immediately.

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“Also, I was advised to undergo another surgery that will stop my sexual performance. I told them to go ahead because I no longer need it as my children were grownups with their own kids.”

Kola Oyewo started acting after he joined the Oyin Adejobi theatre group in 1964. His first role was Adejare in ‘Orogun Adedigba’.

He is currently a performing arts lecturer at Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, in Ondo State.

Watch him speak below:

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