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The internet and Nigerians are yet to get over the ‘shock’ of the marriage of a young Prophetess in Akure to one of the biggest monarchs in Africa.

What has remained a mystery through all the rites of ‘Camwood treading‘ and exchange of vows is “How the king met the Prophetess”

A proper dig into the past of the new Queen has however revealed that the 25 year old prophetess who according to hints by sources is one of the biggest prophets in the town of Akure already saw herself reigning as queen even while the former Queen, Wuraola Otiti still reigned as Yeyeluwa.

On many occasions Prophetess Naomi referred to herself as ‘Queen’. She lived the part and walked the part. Obviously, she already got the revelation of her Queen-Dom.

According to a close source who once had a prophetic encounter with the Prophetess in Akure, “She is a very decent girl. Her sisters were her chaperone. The only time she is outspoken and bold is when she is on the altar” the source said.

Although it is not clear who made the move between the Oracle of Ife and the God of Prophetess Naomi, but from all indication, there was a mutual meeting point as Naomi, now Yeyeluwa had always expected to be Queen…the King needed a Queen and the deal was sealed!

Ife kingdom has a new Queen, her name is Evangelist Prophetess, Shilekunola Naomi Oluwaseyi.

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Nigerian actors, Joke Silva, RMD and others have emerged winners at the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards holding in Kigali, Rwanda.

While RMD emerged the overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, for the part, he played in Cross Roads, the veteran actress, Silva, bagged the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for her character in Potato Potahto.

See the list of winners as shared on the Instagram page of the award organisers, @amaawards_:

‪‪Best actor in a supporting role:

Gideon Okeke – Cross roads

Tony Elumelu Award for Best Comedy:
‪Banana Island Ghost

Best Young/ Promising Actor:
‪Amine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)

Award For Achievement In Editing:
‪Hotel Called Memory

Award For Achievement In Cinematography:
‪Five Fingers For Marseille

Award For Achievement In Sound:
‪Hotel Called Memory

Award For Achievement In Editing:
‪Lucky Specials

‪Award For Achievement In Costume Design:

Isoken

Award For Best Diaspora Narrative Feature:
‪ Angelica (Puerto Rico)

‪Award For Best Diaspora Documentary:
‪Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados) ‪

Award For Best Diaspora Short:
‪ Torments Of Love (Guadeloupe)

Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award For Best Film By An African Living Abroad:
‪Alexandra – Nigeria/US

Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film In An African Language:
Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa

Award For Best Documentary:
Uncertain Future – Burundi

Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film:
Tikitat Soulima – Morocco

Jubril Mailafia Award For Best Animation:
Belly Flop – South Africa

Award For Best First Feature Film By A Director:
‪Michael Matthews- South Africa (Five Fingers For Marseille

Award For Best Director:
‪Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country

Award For Best Film:
‪Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa.

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Ini Edo Thinks Men Are The Ones Going Into Relationships For Money Now

In an interview to promote her new movie she co-produced, Ini Edo shared her thoughts on men dating for financial benefits.

Ini Edo sat down with The Sun to talk about her upcoming movie, Heaven On My Mind which she co-produced with Uche Jumbo. One juicy part that caught our eye was the inspiration behind the film – men who date women for money (Sugar Boys).

Men of these days are not what they used to be. But the issues are not addressed. Nobody is talking about it. That’s why Uche Jombo and I took that up and made it the theme of our new movie.

Ini Edo Thinks Men Are The Ones Going Into Relationships For Money Now

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In our society, people typically attribute women’s successes to sugar daddies and aristos – that sour gist of Mercy Aigbe’s mansion is still fresh in our memories. Nigerians judge Runs Girls harshly while praising men who emgage in similar activities as Sharp Guys. 

Nevertheless, Ini Edo wants challenge that stereotype in her new movie. According to her, women no longer depend on men for money and are now running small businesses to make ends meet,

Speaking about how men of this age are adopting the lifestyle of using relationships as means of securing the bag, she said:

For some men, their job is to move around from one woman to another for money. It’s like a full time job for them and nobody is addressing the issue. Don’t get me wrong, not all men do it, but some of them.

Ini Edo Thinks Men Are The Ones Going Into Relationships For Money Now

(Photo: Instagram/Ini Edo)

Meanwhile, the movie Heaven On My Mind will be in cinemas on December 7 and we can’t wait to finally see how these issues are tackled.

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Do you agree wit Ini Edo about men entering relationships for financial benefits? Tell us what you think in the comment section!

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5 Nigerian Grammy Award Winners You Probably Didn’t Know

The Recording Academy Grammy Awards is the most respected award every musician aspires to earn as testament to the impact of their career. Well, we have some Nigerian Grammy award winners but you probably don’t know them.

Nigerians are known globally for entertainment, especially music. However, we haven’t had a lot of Nigerian Grammy award winners because it took the world so long to catch up with our music. For a long time, our songs weren’t considered or given the deserved attention on global platforms. Inspite of this, some Nigerian artists in diaspora have beaten the odds to win this prestigious awards.

Well, now that Afrobeats is now the coolest thing on the international music, it’s about time our indigenous artists win major awards on the Grammy stage. Here are some of the Grammy award winners of Nigerian descent you probably don’t know about.

1. Lekan Babalola

Lekan is a Conga player with 2 Grammy awards to his name. He won the awards in 2006 and 2009.

2. Sikiru Adepoju

As a talented talking drum player, Adepoju won the Grammys in 1991 and 2009 in the Best Contemporary World Music Album.

3. Kevin Olusola

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Kevin is a beatboxer in the renowned acapella group Pentatonix and has won 3 Grammy awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

4. Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (Seal)

Seal is very Nigerian and even visited the country recently. He has 4 Grammy awards, winning 3 in 1996 and 1 in 2011.

5. Sade Adu

This is the queen of the list. She has 4 Grammys in her inspirational career and they were won in 1986, 1994, 2002 and 2011.

Do you know any of the artists on the list? Hurry up, buy their music and support them. Meanwhile, do you know Sade Adu is recording a new song? Dont, worry, we have the gist.

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Seun angrily slapped and bullied a helpless security guard at Afrika Shrine

Disaster was quickly averted on Wednesday night, the third day of Felabration 2018, at the VIP/Artiste lounge of the New Afrikan Shrine, when Seun Kuti lost his temper over a staff of the Shrine who disrespected him.

Seun who arrived at the Shrine in the company of a few associates was all shades of good mood but lost his cool when a security guard who later told Showtime that he didn’t recognize Seun, attempted to walk him out because the lounge was strictly for VIPs and artistes.

Obviously shocked that a security guard at the Shrine would treat him like a regular person, Seun angrily slapped and bullied the helpless security guard who was quick to apologize for his mistake.

When Showtime asked why he treated Seun the way he did, the security guard whose facial expression reeked of regret and pain from the slap Seun gave him, said; “Honestly I did not know that it was Seun Kuti because I do not recognize him. I was only trying to do my job by asking blocking him from entering. I didn’t mean to disrespect him or cause a scene out of my actions.”

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Bisola Aiyeola Is seemlesly Gorgeous in her new Floral Dress; It’s Perfect to Fashion

The Big Brother Nigeria alumnus shared 3 picture perfect photos of herself rocking a dress from Mennabee womenswear brand. And it looked super cute!

The dress features a sleeveless top and a flounce hemline covered in black & white vertical stripes covered by floral prints.

This dress on Bisola Aiyeola looks stunning and would look great on any curvy woman. The vertical stripes give a slimming appearance and the floral print brings the fun.

Speaking of fun, she Bisola also shared just how fun the dress can really get in a dance video. In the short clip, we see her dancing to a song by Praiz along with her partner, Jeff Akoh. Press play and be entertained!

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Africa Magic soap opera Battleground - Here Are Our Favourite Characters

With over 200 episodes and counting, Africa Magic soap opera Battleground has produced a large number of characters, all memorable in their own right.

In case you don’t know, Africa Magic soap opera Battleground is one of the biggest and most successful Nigerian TV shows.  It is a family drama that explores relatable themes such as relationships, betrayals, infidelity, politics and romance.

The show is your typical Nigerian story:  Kolade Bhadmus cheats on his wife, secretly marries his side chick, has kids with both women, and following a set of events, his two worlds suddenly collide.

Africa Magic soap opera Battleground

(Photo: AfricaMagic)

If you’re a fan like us, then you’re probably currently enjoying the crossover episodes between the Bhadmuses and the Tsenogus from another hit TV show, Hush. 

Anyway, we’ve put together a list of our favourite characters on the show.

1. Teni Bhadmus

We love Teni (played by Ini Dima-Okojie) for reasons such as her gentle yet strong spirit, her love for her family, and of course, her relationship with Emeka.  We’ve been rooting for the Tenka ship since its inception. Teni has been through a lot, and while we sort of find her annoying these days, she’s an ultimate fave and we are rooting for her happy ending!

2.  Emeka Kalu

Emeka (Nonso Bassey) won our hearts with his love and support for Teni. We totally love how he was able to stand up to Teni’s family. We really can’t wait for the Tenka ship to find happiness!

3. Hadiza Bako

We get it guys, Hadiza is the worst! However, that’s part of what makes her one of the best on the show. She is also one smart woman who knows how to get her way. So yes, we stan this badass queen! The character is played by Bikiya Graham-Douglas.

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4. Chichi

Even on days when she’s annoyingly extra, Chichi (Bunmi Sogade)is one character who brings us so much joy with her witty lines and mannerisms.

5. Adaora

From the moment we found out Kolade had two wives, we knew who we wanted to win: Adaora! Of course, Cissy made it easy with her annoying decisions, but Adaora(Shaffy Bello) is arguably an instant fan favourite. Also, we stan a stylish and protective mother!

6. Ola Bhadmus

We think Ola (Okey Uzoeshi) is low-key just as much of a schemer and as stubborn as his father, and yet, even on his most exasperating days, there’s still something about him that makes us root for him.

7. The General

Fam! Every show deserves a villain like The General, and we are still not over how first-time actor, Ron Mgbatogu, gives this character so much life.

Are you a fan of Africa Magic drama series Battleground? Which of these characters is your favourite? If we missed your favourite, share with us in the comment section. And guys, we think there are still other cool Nigerian TV shows you should check out! 

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