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PHOTO News: BBNaija Season 6 Housemates Unveiled

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Popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija season six begins today, Saturday, 24th July with the theme ‘shine your eyes’.

Crystal News reports that BBNaija Season 6 will run for 72 days from 24th July till October 3, 2021.

The organizers announced that the 2021 edition will premiere with two opening ceremonies on July 24 and July 25, 2021.

The 10-week long reality TV show will involve a tight competition for the grand prize of N90million worth of prizes and this year’s edition will see fans voting for their favorite housemates via the show’s website and app.

The host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu unveiled the housemates one after the other.

1. The first housemate unveiled is Boma.

Boma

2. And immediately after him is Saga.

3. Next to enter the house is Yousef Garba, a 29-year-old teacher from Abuja.

4. Up next is Pere. He is an actor and also into real estate. Pere is from Warri.

Pere

5. The fifth housemate to be introduced is White Money.

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6. Up next to enter the house is Niyi.

7. Up next is another male housemate, 27-year-old Yerins who is a medical doctor and an artist.

8. The next housemate is 29-year-old Jay Paul.

9. 24-year-old Emmanuel is the latest housemate to be introduced into the house.

10. The 10th housemate introduced by the host is Sammie who is currently a student of Ahmadu Bello University.

11. The eleventh housemate introduced into the show is Cross.

According to the host of the show, Ebuka, female housemates will be introduced on Sunday, 25th July.

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VIDEO: Moment Obi Cubana Met Wizkid Backstage At London Show

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Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, a Nigerian entrepreneur, and businessman who chairs the Obi Cubana group of companies showed up at the O2 Arena in London venue of the talked about, a sold-out concert by Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid.

Cubana like many other notable Nigerians was in attendance to support one of Nigeria’s most successful artists who kicked off the beginning of his O2 arena concert as he treated his 20,000 fans with premium entertainment for three nights in a roll.

On the first night, he had on stage with him other artistes like American Superstar Chris Brown. He also brought hitmaker Tems, Buju with the Golden Voice, British Singer Ella Mai, and British rapper Skepta who all featured in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album, as he performed songs from there.

The Popular socialite and businessman, who had shared a video of himself and Wizkid after his third night show at the O2 Arena, London wrote on his page, “Proud of you #wizkidayo“

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AMAA 2021: Sanwo-Olu Makes Case For African Unity Through Creative Industry

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on Africans across the globe to work together to boost the creative industry, maintaining that “There is power in oneness as a continent”.

The Governor made the call at the 17th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held at the Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, just as he promised that the State will continue to host AMAA for the next three years in the bid to strengthen African unity through creativity, using Lagos as a rallying point.

He explained said that the creative sector has been very instrumental to the growth of the State and had contributed immensely to the entire African continent through impressive and captivating storylines portrayed on screen.

“This is the time for us to come together. And with the creative world, you can see that when we work together, there is power in unity in Africa; there is power in oneness. That’s why the Lagos State government is making a commitment to host AMAA for the next three years”, Sanwo-Olu asserted.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, described the choice of Lagos as the venue for this year’s AMAA as a well-thought-out idea considering the strategic place Lagos occupies in the entertainment industry, adding that Lagos has the record of most successful movie producers in Nigeria and the business side of movie production thrives more in the city.

She said: “Lagos, as you know, is a city that never sleeps and this portends a great deal for the entertainment industry to leverage on the vibrancy of this city. Invariably, the huge population of Lagos coupled with the lifestyle of its inhabitants, who are fun-loving people, is a great advantage for you to creatively express yourself and make a fortune out of it”.

The Commissioner recalled that in recognition of the efforts of practitioners in the movie industry, the Ministry had earlier in the year, through a collaboration with a private firm, honoured some producers, actresses, cinematographers and several others within the value chain of film and movie production during the Eko Star Film Awards event under the Ministry’s ‘Lagos Culture Series’.

While noting that the present administration is ready to provide and promote platforms that will further enhance Lagos State’s competitive positioning as a top-five tourist destination in Africa, Akinbile-Yussuf urged practitioners in the film and movie industry to continue making Lagos and Nigeria proud before the international community, through creative storylines that will portray our true identity.

During the presentation of awards at the event, Nigeria’s “Ëyimofe”, directed by Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, won four awards including Best Nigerian Film, Best Director, Best Sound, and Best first feature film.

Founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, AMAA for the past 17 years has consistently supported and celebrated African cinema. This year’s edition of the event was attended by movie stars, producers and directors across Africa, government officials, stakeholders, and captains of industry, among others.

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Wizkid Wins Apple Music African Artist Of The Year

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Apple Music has named Wizkid, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, as its ‘African Artiste of the Year’.

The music company, via its website on Tuesday, announced the winners of its annual Apple Music awards.

Wizkid was one of the five artists to emerge as ‘Artist of the Year’ from various regions.

Listing Wizkid’s achievements, Apple said: “In October 2020, he released Made in Lagos, his critically acclaimed and most commercially successful album, which included his hit song ‘Essence’.

“[‘Essence] gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams.

“This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the daily top 100 charts in 60 countries.

“[This is] in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa.”

“He’s also been featured on Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and R&B Now playlists, and he’s a frequent guest on Apple Music Radio shows.”

Receiving the award, Wizkid said: “It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing Africa.”

The Weeknd, the Canadian R&B star, won the ‘Global Artist of the Year’ category after achieving a stellar 2021.

Other winners of the ‘Artist of the Year’ award in different regions include Aya Nakamura (from France), RIN (Germany), Official Hige Dandism (Japan), and Scriptonite (Russia).

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