The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo South senatorial candidate, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and other notable political leaders in the state were among those who graced Akobe Concert organized by the Chief Executive Officer of Surprise Pub and Cafe, Matthew Evbakor Oshodin in Benin.
Speaking, the organizer of the event, Matthew Evbakor Oshodin said he decided to promote indigenous artistes by inviting Mr. Wilson Ehigiator also known as Akobe to entertain the citizens of the state with the view of promoting local content.
He said patronizing indigenous artistes is a way of shoring up the Internally Generated Revenue base of the state.
Oshodin said there are good artistes who can compete with their counterparts across the globe, saying they must be encouraged which himself has just done.
The Surprise Pub and Cafe CEO said capital flight must be discouraged by all standard while local contents must be promoted in order to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the state, adding that it is the only way to curtail youth restiveness, crime and criminality to the barest minimum in the state.
While speaking on the rationale behind inviting the state deputy governor and other prominent politicians across parties divides to the concert, the hospitality expert, said that the youths look up to them for directions.
He said their presence, to a large extent, had inspired them to redirect their energy into a meaningful venture.
He said being the first to have organized the kind of event in the state, he was doing it to divert the minds of the youths from crimes and make them to be useful to themselves and to the society.
He described the event as one of the best and well organized in the recent times in the state and which others are going to borrow a leaf from, stressing that the time has come from everyone to look inwards and develop and promote his local artistes.
‘You’re Killing Us’ – Nigerian Singer Tells Clubs Selling ‘Fake’ Drinks
Popular singer, Daniel Benson, aka BNXN, has warned Nigerian clubs that sell “fake” drinks to desist from the crime, saying they are killing their customers.
The ‘Finesse’ crooner lamented that he recently paid for a drink at a Lagos club and a “fake” one was delivered to him.
He threatened to call out the next club or lounge that would sell “fake” drinks to him.
On his X handle on Sunday, BNXN wrote, “Stop selling us fake drinks after spending so much money on the overpriced drinks. You’re killing us.
“Respect my health , Respect my money. Give me what I pay for. If you don’t have it , don’t bring a fake one!
“The next club or lounge that does this to me , I promise i will take that microphone from the hypeman and let you know!”
I’m Tired Of Wayward Life – Blessing CEO Attends Shiloh, Pray To Find Husband [VIDEO]
Controversial self-acclaimed relationship expert Blessing Okoro, popularly known as Blessing CEO, has publicly renounced her wayward lifestyle as she expressed a desire to find a husband.
Sharing a video of herself fervently praying at a Living Faith Church yearly program, ‘2023 Shiloh’, the single mother of two stated that she’s tired of fornication.
She openly declared her decision to abandon her sinful ways in the pursuit of a meaningful relationship.
She said: “Give me my own husband. I have entered Shiloh to find husband.
“Wayward life don tire me . Fornication don tire me. Give me my own husband.
“This relationship expert without a relationship must end this year 2023. I am aggressive. Prayer point. Lord give us men wey don buy table. We move.”
I Almost Quit Nollywood Over Sexual Harassment – Mercy Aigbe
Popular Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has narrated how she almost left the Nigerian movie industry over sexual harassment.
The actress disclosed this while narrating her challenges before making her way to the top.
Speaking in an interview with Morayo Afolabi-Brown on ‘Your View’, a talk show on TVC, Aigbe recounted how a producer made passes at her after a movie audition despite earning the role for an upcoming film.
“I met a producer in Surulere, and I expressed to him how much I would love to act. He told me he had an upcoming film and invited me to his office for an audition in his office.
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”After I had passed three stages of the audition, I was given a minor role, which I told him that was not the character I was auditioning for, and he replied that the director said he did not know me, and that was why he wanted me to be close to him,” she said.
“He then stood up to touch me. I was very upset and I thought if that was what it took to be an actress, I don’t want to be an actress anymore. I tore the script and left. I cried on my way going home because I left a well paying job to join Nollywood, and I was already a single mother at the time.”
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