From Tony Osauzo, Benin The Edo State government announced at the weekend that it recognises only two unions in the transport sector — the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN). The Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shuaibu, who disclosed this following a peace move by…
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.
— 8th October 2017
From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti FORMER governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja has urged the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to stop Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from contesting for presidency in 2019, saying it is the governor’s fundamental human right to contest for the nation’s number one seat. Ladoja, who…
— 8th October 2017
From Tony John, Port Harcourt THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers State chapter, has debunked the claim by All Progressives Congress (APC) that the state government sponsored last Friday’s protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Port Harcourt. PDP’s reaction followed a press statement released yesterday by the Publicity Secretary of APC, Chris Finebone,…
— 8th October 2017
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba LOCAL government chairmanship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State are to cough out a non-refundable fee of N1 million to obtain the party’s nomination forms. Councillorship aspirants across the 25 Local Government Areas (LGA) will also pay the sum of N200, 000 for the…
— 8th October 2017
From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim has advised the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to do everything within his powers to provide decent and affordable shelter for personnel of the force . He counseled that the ongoing housing projects for policemen in different parts of the country…
Entertainment— 8th October 2017
By CHRISTY ANYANWU Handsome Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninolowo (aka Nino) is an accountant, who also has a Masters’ degree in Marketing with specialization in Branding. He studied in the United States of America, where he worked as an accountant in a company called General Growth Properties in Chicago. Upon his return to Nigeria, he worked…
South-West Report— 5th October 2017
By Moshood Adebayo Centenary Hall in Abeokuta, Ogun State, is a major historical hall. It was built in 1930 to mark the 100th anniversary of the settlement of Egba in Abeokuta in 1830 from their homestead, called Egba Forest, now in present Oyo State. The hall did not only serve as an avenue for interaction,…
Abuja Metro— 4th October 2017
How robbers attack motorists, Lokogoma residents From Okwe Obi For motorists plying Lokogoma road, it has not been rosy for them and their passengers especially at nights. Robbers have made movements difficult for them. “We are constantly in fear whenever anybody is returning in the night. They like to lurk in a dark corner and…
Oriental News— 4th October 2017
Owerri residents count losses following ravaging flood From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Owerri, the Imo State capital was in the news again last week, as most parts of the metropolis were submerged following a downpour that lasted for over 12 hours. It was, indeed, the worst flooding that has been witnessed in the state capital in…
Features— 8th October 2017
By Chidi Obineche In the 33 Strategies Of War, a 2006 book written by American author Robert Greene that is distinctly described as a “ guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the military principles in war, a glimpse into the spiraling web of intrigues in Nigeria’s Ministry of Petroleum Resources…
Literary Review— 2nd October 2017
Nigerians now have cause to smile with the launch of Artyrama, an online African art gallery which gives people across the world access to a variety of artworks, leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide a seamless, carefully curated online experience. Artyrama’s digital catalogue will host a wealth of contemporary art collections; including paintings, photographs, sculptures and…
Lifeline— 6th October 2017
•Residents, commuters beg Ambode, FG to intervene By Job Osazuwa A reporter with The Leadership, Mr. Babalola Yusuf looked shattered. He had earnestly looked forward to beginning the first working day of the week without much hassles, but an early morning auto-crash caused by a pothole dented his enthusiasm and punctured his to-do list. The…
Education Review— 3rd October 2017
By Gabriel Dike Nigeria’s higher education recorded landmark feat as a draft National Policy on Open Education Resources (OER) was recently validated. This document is to address the dearth of learning resources in quality, quantity and currency in tertiary education. A statement signed by the Director, Directorate of Executive Secretary’s office, National Universities Commission, Mr….
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 6th October 2017
By Remi Oluwoye and Ifunanya Duru For Oluwafunmilayo Ibukunoluwa Ajayi, popularly known as Funmi Sax, blowing the saxophone is more than a passion, it’s life. In fact, Funmi comes across as one of the few female saxophonists Nigeria has produced. Inspired by legendary Kenny G, Funmi has to her credit an album entitled, Grace. In…
The problem with Nigeria is much more a leadership deficit than it is a followership disorder. It’s only in Nigeria that you see an engineer assigned to teach history while a history graduate is assigned the portfolio of superintending the building of bridges. Such dysfunctional work delineation has been of old but it seems to…
In the Scriptures, the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes constitute two of the most profound books which distill insights into human experiences and direction in life. These are indeed books that take my time when I need to reflect on human nature and the conditions for human progress, or the lack of it, as the case may…
At the National Parenting Conference, 2017, organized by Breach Repairers Assembly in Lagos, the special guest of honour and wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, warned that in the next 10 years, we may not recognize the world we are living in today. Mrs Osinbajo harped on the fast changing societal…
Whether you are just starting a relationship or already in one, it’s important to avoid the most common pitfalls that ruin relationships. Finding love and having a successful relationship is not an easy task. Many couples make the mistake of thinking things will work themselves out because the chemistry is right between them. There’s nothing…
Dear njigirl, i am in love with my professor. I am 59 years old and enrolled in an adult certification class in a community college in another town. The instructor is 49 years old and extremely attractive. I cannot keep my eyes off her and I know she feels something for me too. I summoned…
Jasmine and the girls were very concerned about me, it is very unlike me to allow things get to me but this situation with Rick was getting out of hand and frankly speaking I was drained. I don’t know what facial expression I had on because next thing I know Rick excused himself and walked…
The profile of pastors and other clerics has changed. Hold yourself to blame when you think that they are all Bible or the Koran in your engagement with them. Many of them have elite resume – highly educated and current with global trends. And they don’t only speak well, they write very well. That is…
If you have been a wife for more than five years and you have not been called a witch, then you must be married to an amazing family. However, if your in-laws or husband’s friends have called you that, or any other names, then you are welcome to the witchcraft coven of Nigerian wives. The…
There is a story in the Muslim Holy Book, which always gets me pondering particularly each time the subject matter of today’s article recurs. In the Qur’an 2:30, Allah told Prophet Muhammad about what He said to the angels before human beings were created and the angels’ response. He told the angels he was going…
A posting on David Kennena’s wall went viral last week in the social media due primarily to the fresh ideas contained therein and the all embracing benefits which a restructured Nigeria would give to all partners in Project Nigeria . All those who have been hesitant or reluctant to embrace the wind of change which…