By Solomon Obele “Behind crisis anywhere in the world is injustice. The solution to that crisis is justice”- Maitama Sule During a congratulatory visit by late Alhaji Maitama Sule to the then President-Elect, Mohammadu Buhari, on 10th May 2015, he pleaded with him in the above words to be President of all Nigerians….
By CHRISTY ANYANWU
Kenny St Brown recently authored a book. She’s popularly known as a hip-hop, funky gospel singer. Her dance steps, costumes and back ups attest to that. But talking to Sunday Sun recently, she describes herself as an author, politician, artiste, preacher, minister of the gospel, foodie, a good Nigerian and a lover of Nigeria. She also talked about her firsts.
It’s a praise song titled, You are worthy worthy. That was in 1998.
My first ever producer was Sammy Okposo. The studio was Klink Studio, Surulere.
First stage performance
It was the same 1998 at Shell Hall, Muson Centre. It was the most prestigious hall at that time. I had stage fright and there was trial and error. My band then was from House On The Rock choir band. It was Sammy Okposo that arranged the church band for me.
First musical video
It was also You are worthy worthy released in December 1998. My brother Kenny Ogungbe had done all the stress as everything was arranged, produced and directed by him. All I needed to do was just to make myself available with my costumes and dancers. It was stress-free, because my brother bankrolled everything too.
First musical trip abroad
That was to Johannesburg, South Africa for the CORA awards in December 2003. I was nominated for the best artist in West Africa award and I also opened the show with the first appearance.
It was a white Nissan Bluebird I bought in 1999 and it has been disposed off a long time ago.
It was at Union Bank in 1998 when I was doing my vacation job and I was in year two in the university. Precisely Union Bank, Isolo branch. It was like 8 or 10k at that time but was big money then. I spent it on my wardrobe and in our house nobody cared what you did with your salary.
She was born on April 11, 2002 in the evening. She is 15 now going to 16.
First stage performance as a mother
It was 10 days after I delivered. I put my baby in a pouch, and I held the microphone. It was under the bridge at Ikeja during Sonny Okosun’s Peace Concert in April 2003.
Stop! Turn Around. That’s my first book. It just came out.
— 16th July 2017
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— 15th July 2017
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— 15th July 2017
Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Prof Usman Yusuf has rejected the suspension order slammed on him by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, a decision approved by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Usman who came on board as NHIS boss last year, was given a marching order by Adewole, to proceed…
Entertainment— 16th July 2017
By CHRISTY ANYANWU Kenny St Brown recently authored a book. She’s popularly known as a hip-hop, funky gospel singer. Her dance steps, costumes and back ups attest to that. But talking to Sunday Sun recently, she describes herself as an author, politician, artiste, preacher, minister of the gospel, foodie, a good Nigerian and a lover…
South-West Report— 13th July 2017
• Residents tremble, as Ibadan awaits more rains From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan these days, whenever clouds form in the firmament, fear of unknown has always been sending shivers down the spines of millions of residents of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. At such times, they always send supplications to God that He should not send…
Abuja Metro— 12th July 2017
•Death, blood, anguish as security guards, community clash By Romanus Ugwu It was a day of anguish comparable only to the Kuje bomb blast of October 2, 2015. It was a day many would fervently pray would never come again. Shops, offices and businesses in Kuje were under lock and key. Parents hurriedly withdrew their…
Oriental News— 13th July 2017
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Features— 15th July 2017
Former Lagos State Commisioner forTourism Arts and Culture and newly appointed Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Mr. Folorunsho Coker is back on familiar terrain after he left the Lagos State cabinet late last year. As the chief driver of the nation’s tourisn sector, Coker’s strong desire is to make the agency an alternative…
Literary Review— 7th July 2017
By Henry Akubuiro The golden girl of Nigerian literature, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won yet another international award. Her work, “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” emerged one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro. The prize, in its 12th edition, was established in 2006 by the French magazine…
Lifeline— 15th July 2017
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Education Review— 11th July 2017
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TSWeekend— 14th July 2017
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