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Why I Switched From Secular To Gospel Music –Obiwon

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Singer, Obiora Nwokolobia-Agu, aka Obiwon, has said his switch from secular to gospel music cannot be explained logically.

In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “Some things cannot really be explained naturally or logically, especially when it comes to faith. Along the line of my music career, I encountered Christ and that changed everything.

“I answered a divine call to serve the Christian faith with the music (talent) I have been given. In that journey I have released a few albums and singles. My last album was in 2016. My new body work should be ready before the end of this year.”

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The singer also noted that it was not easy for him to ‘penetrate’ the gospel music industry. He said, “It was definitely not easy for me. One can proffer a thousand reasons why it is so, but the bottom line is that I own my decisions, the calling I heard and answered. I have seen God’s amazing faithfulness and miraculous preservation despite all the challenges I have faced toeing this path. I am glad for the fruit that my experiences are producing and I’m confident of what this path holds for me and many in the near future.

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“At the right time, I will delve into details and projects that will guide and lift others who are contemplating or already on the same journey. I have felt like giving up a couple of times. But, God has a way of firing me up and getting me back on track when I think I can’t go any further. I am so grateful.”

Expatiating on the statement he recently made about secular artistes who started off doing gospel music. He said, “My statement was to spark off conversations among fellow creatives who make art for the faith. We have to start thinking of those coming behind us and how we can encourage those who have a calling as we do to stick to it.

“We do what we do because we have deep convictions that this is the best life and path for us, in line with the purpose of our existence. Beyond ourselves, we have seen what we do transform and heal individual lives, bring about positive moments and change in society. We have to encourage and mentor others who have such a leading to follow through.”

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AMVCA: Osas Ighodaro, Denola Grey Clinch ‘Best Dressed’ Award

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Nollywood actress, Osas Ighodaro, has received recognition as the Best Dressed Female in the ongoing 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Her fellow Nollywood star and model, Denola Grey, won the male category of the Best Dressed award.

Ighodaro stormed the red carpet in a silver and gold lace dress while Denola Grey thrilled the attendees with his three-piece beaded suit.

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Known as one of the most notable awards in Africa’s entertainment industry, celebrities annually showcase their fashion style as fans get to vote for their favourites to clinch the most anticipated ‘Best Dressed’ award.

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Other elebrities such as Bimbo Ademoye, Adunni Ade, Belinda Effah, and others were enlisted as participants in the category.

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Fans get to visit the Africa Magic official Instagram page to vote for their favourite celebrity with the best outfits.

As Osas Ighodaro and Denola Grey emerged with the highest scores, they were given the prestigious ‘Best Dressed’ awards.

 

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FULL LIST: Funke Akindele, Ramsey Nouah, Oga Sabinus, Others Win Big At AMVCA

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It was a festival of lights, colour and glamour at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos as film and TV royalty from across Africa graced the eighth edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards on Saturday.

Actress Funke Akindele won the Best Actress award in a Comedy movie or TV series while actor Ramsey Nouah won the award for Best Director.

Popular social media comic, Emmanuel Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, became the first-ever recipient of the Best Online Social Content Creator, a newly created award category.

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As part of the entertainment for the night, veteran afrobeat musician, Lagbaja, alongside Mavin superstar, Rema, thrilled the audience on the night.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Actress In a Drama

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Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

Best Actor in a Drama

Stan Nze – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

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Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

Funke Akindele-Bello – Omo Ghetto the Saga

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

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Broda Shaggi – Dwindle

Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)

Omowummi Dada – Country Hard

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Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)

Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo

AMVCA Trailblazer Award

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Teniola Aladese

Best Director

Ramsey Nouah – Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story

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Best Art Director (Movie/TV series)

Tunji Afolayan – Amina

Best Picture Editor

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Tunde Apalowo – For Maria Ebun Pataki

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Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV series)

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Jim Lively and James Nelson – Amina

Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)

Mathew Yusuf for Rattlesnake- The Ahanna Story

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Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)

Manie Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia and Biodun Stephen – Introducing The Kujus

Best Cinematographer

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Muhammed Atta Ahmed – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

Best Makeup

Pictorial: Funke Akindele, Belinda Effah, others dazzle at 2022 AMVCA
Balogun Abiodun – Omo Ghetto The Saga

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Best Costume Designer

Millicent T. Jack – Amina

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)

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Freddy Feruzi – Obambo

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)

Rogers Ofime – Voiceless

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Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)

David Akande, Demola Yusuf and Edgard Leroy – Alasie

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)

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Uche Nnanna Maduka – ‘Nne-Ka

Best Television Series (Drama/ Comedy)

Rogers Ofime – The Mystic River

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Best Documentary

Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku, Elena Schilling, Daniella Fritz and Ann Katrina Boberg – If Objects Could Speak

Best Short Film Or Online Video

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Taiwo Ogunnimo – I Am The Prostitute Mama Described

Best Online Social Content Creator

Oga Sabinus – Mr Funny

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Best Movie (Southern Africa)

Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy-Melani

Best Movie (East Africa)

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The Girl In The Yellow Jumper – Morocco Omar

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Best Movie (West Africa)

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Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom – Collision Course

Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)

Pascal Aka and Raquel – Gold Coast Lounge

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Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series

The Johnsons

Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series

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Dimbo Atiya – The Rishantes’

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Why My Marriage To Don Jazzy Crashed – Ex-wife

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Michelle Jackson, the ex-wife of ace Nigerian music producer, Michael Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has revealed why their marriage crashed.

The PUNCH reports that Michelle, who is a United Kingdom-based model, returned to Nigeria in late April, 2022.

In an interview with Naija FM published on Friday, Michelle noted that music “got in the way” of her union with Don Jazzy, leading to the end of their two-year marriage.

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“He just needed to go and be himself and go and do his music. Music got in the way of the relationship. We were very young as well,” Michelle said.

She added, “If I were in the same situation now, it might have been very different.”

The model noted that she was almost 22 years old at the time of the union.

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When Don Jazzy first broke the news of his marriage in April last year, he revealed that he got married at 20 and ended the marriage when he was 22.

Michelle, who was also a singer, noted that she and Don Jazzy were both pursuing their music careers at the same time, adding that things became different when popular Nigerian singer, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skills, discovered her ex-husband.

She said, “We were both pursuing their music careers at the same time and then he got discovered by JJC Skillz. So it took him out of the home a lot more. I tried to put my music on the back burner to try and balance my home life. But he was ‘very’ into the music and it kind of got into the way.”

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Her claims are not different from that of the producer who had earlier revealed that he gave up his marriage to pursue music.

“Music became a priority instead of my family,” Don Jazzy had said.

Following her recent visit to Lagos, Michelle had linked up with Don Jazzy.

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