King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi: The fascinating life of a modern Ooni

His Imperial Majesty, King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is treasured beyond the Yorubas and Nigerians, as his recent visits to the US and UK showed.

He sits on the same pedestal as the UK Queen, his security detail is far higher than any Nigerian politicians’ and as traditional rulers go, he is not just any Oba (king), he is the Oonirisa – meaning a living god on earth.

As far as living ‘gods’ go, his fascinating story depicts a different kind of Oba, perhaps, your modern-day King according to these revealing facts.

1. A father at 19

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Ooni of Ife and English lady speak Yoruba…on his royal UK tour

His Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi – Ooni of Ife is being hosted by top UK executives following his royal arrival to London on November 20th.

The Ooni of Ile Ife teaches Yoruba history to auctioneers and converses with English lady in Yoruba on his latest trip to the UK

He arrived Birmingham on Friday, conversing with an English woman in Yoruba before meeting the Vice Chairman of Birmingham University and addressing students.

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Valentine Comedy Show 2018: Lord of the Ribs –> Manchester –> Hilton Deansgate

Valentine’s day may seem a long time away, but it is just over 2 months away before Basketmouth returns to unite and make UK comedy lovers laugh at the pretigious Hilton hotel, Manchester.

Basketmouth, Olamide and others to host Valentine special, Lord of the Ribs in Manchester

Last year’s huge number of turnouts in London secured an immediate date for 2018, with Manchester’s Hilton the hotspot for the event.

Confirmation of Wo specialist – YBNL’s Olamide – means the £19 early birds tickets may finish quicker than expected, and Ugandan comedian, Patrick Salvado is also billed.

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Valentine Comedy Show 2018: Basketmouth’s Lord of the Ribs –> London –> Wembley SSE Arena

Valentine’s day may seem a long time away, but it is just over 2 months away before Basketmouth returns to unite and make UK comedy lovers laugh.

Basketmouth, Olamide and others to host a Valentines special, Lord of the Ribs

With nearly 10,000 people turning up earlier, it successes delivered an instant date for next year 2018, with 2 dates for 2 different locations confirmed.

Confirmation of ‘Wo’ artist – YBNL’s Olamide – means the £19 early birds tickets may finish quicker than expected, and Ugandan comedian, Patrick Salvado is also billed.

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The YaSS and Why Now styles at Susu and Banky’s #BAAD 2017

Dubbed the unmissable wedding of 2017, Adesua and Banky’s traditional Nigerian wedding saw celebrities and guests descend in numbers to the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, showcasing their personalities through individual styles, make-up and overall look.

The ceremony’s official colours were maroon-velvet for men and pink for ladies.

Among the star studded men, Ebuka, Noble Igwe and Iceberg Slim made their mark, enhancing the simplicity of their attire with embellishments, while the women – Juliet Ibrahim, Stephanie Coker and Linda – stunned in simple yet exciting designs that embraced the beauty of the petal-adorned material.

MasterKraft, Toyin Abraham and Lilian Esoro among others adored by thousands of fans baffled in odd under-prepared and over-designed outfits that begged the question – why now?

‘Why Now?’ styles

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Edo meets Yoruba: Adesua x Banky W #BAAD2017

In a 2016 snapchat, Banky W once said: “if or when I do get married, no way, I am doing that huge Lagos wedding”, and in a recently surfaced video, Susu had the same opinion.

2 heavily publicised introduction, 2 bridal parties and 2 bachelors’ gathering later, Bankole Wellington and Adesua Etomi’s traditional wedding commenced at the LandMark Event Center, Lagos, in front of adoring families, guests, celebrities and millions of fans worldwide.

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It’s back! The hood, better, best of X-factor 2017 first auditions

Its that time of the year again, X-factor is back!

Simon Cowell, Nicole Schezinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osborne return for another year to find who could possibly have that extra factor in 2017.

While the show started off a drab on Saturday, also airing on Sunday, it eventually got round to contestants worth watching.

There were amazing talents like Grace Davies – who sang her own beautiful track, Rak-Su, the boy-band packed full of good-looking boys, but then there were the 3 standout hood, better, best contestants.

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He’s blown: Come through Michael Dapaah

You know you have made it when Craig David tweets your talent, meme tribute trends on Twitter UK & Ireland, Canada and Australia, plus 81k retweets, the list goes on.

Yasss Michael, come through

Michael’s talent saw him win Comedian of the Year at The African Pride Awards 2017, but the hilarious mockumentary, #SWIL put him on a different pedestal.

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5 boys orphaned as dad dies weeks after mum

He was merely 38 year old when he succumed to cancer after a 3 year battle.

Nigerian man, Omena Ubiaro passed in the early hours of 4th Sept at a Wolverhampton hospice – a day before burial commencement for his wife, also 38, who had died 6 weeks earlier.

Omena and Makeda Ubiaro both 38 dies within weeks of each other leaving behind 5 boys. A go fund me page has been set-up

What was meant to be Makeda’s burial turned into Makeda and Omena’s – leaving behind 5 boys aged 8-19.

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KSI: 1.4billion views, 17 million subs and £5 million…your British Nigerian YouTube giant

The name KSI is fast becoming a household name worldwide, but among the young British crowd he has a cemented existence.

His estimated yearly earnings compiled for ‘How much are black Youtube stars making so far in 2017‘ was reading just over 4m. With figures updated regularly, in the space of a week his new estimated earnings stood at £5.2m.

He has 17 million subscribers (for his main channel).

Putting that into a perspective – the population of three of the largest cities in England is London – *8million, Birmingham *2.7m and Manchester *2.6m.

Another view point, KSI can drop a video and within 24hours it is recording more than a million views.

Who is KSI

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How much are black Youtube stars making so far in 2017?

All efforts go into creating educative, entertaining and inspiring videos for their worldwide fans, but how much are black Youtubers being rewarded for their hardwork?

The black stars making waves on Youtube. L-R: KIS, Jackie Aina, Michael Dapaah, Patricia Bright, Mark Angel Comedy, Dimma Umeh

While there are countless numbers of black content creators among millions of YouTubers, 40 well known names have been compiled together to explore the financial rewards possible for being on the platform.

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Social media ‘relationship goals’ Nakita x Terroll split… and drop his and hers videos of why

They were once called ‘relationship goals’ with tons of young people idolising them. A year plus into dating, social media couple Nakita and Terroll have called it quits.

It was initially made to out have ended amicably until Nakita dropped a bombshell Youtube video revealing why they had broken up “from her point of view”.

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Wizkid, Harrysong, Desmond Elliot…NAIJA repping at Notting Hill Carnival


Oya oya ask your mummy
Awon eleyi awon eleyi won bad gon
Oya oya ask your daddy
Awon eleyi awon eleyi won bad

Wizkid: ‘Don’t Dull’

Crowds gathered at Lagos Corner and RBMA ‘culture clash’ soundsystem to enjoy Naija vibes at the Notting Carnival 2017.

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Viral video of man filming his own death while making a “quicksand” escape video: Did he really die?

The video of a man jumping into a quicksand supposedly filming an ‘how to escape’ video has gone viral.

The video – somewhat disturbing – shows the man gradually sinking into the quicksand, never coming back up and presumed dead as the clip ends abruptly.

Rumour is that he died, since no follow up video have been uploaded. But did he really die?…Or is he alive?

Lets burst the bubble…

 

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Congratulations in order? “Pregnant” Funke Akindele, 40 celebrated…months after JJC’s Olowogbogboro quote

Pictures and videos often tell a thousand words.

A recently uploaded video by JJC SKillz, of his actress wife, Funke Akindele, celebrating her 40th birthday was no different despite silence on the p word.

As Funke is pregnant, could JJC Skillz have confirmed through Olowogbogboro prophesy that they are having twins?

It appears to confirm the Jenifa’s Diary star is pregnant following previous videos of the actress at the 2017 Glo Lafta Festival.

As more photos and videos of the couple who was also celebrating their 1st year anniversary emerged, congratulations poured in from fans to a glowing tired looking Funke.

Amen amen amen. God I receive your wonderful news in praise. To God be the glory you will be called a mother by your beautiful miraculous twins @funkejenifaakindele my queen and wonderful mother of my children to be.

JJC may just be pleased to have silently dropped this months after being ambushed and forced to deny any pregnancy.

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Funke Akindele’s celebrated age vs wiki’s documented age

As renowned actress Funke Akindele celebrated turning 40 on the 24th Aug 2017, with her husband, JJC skillz, friends, colleagues and fans around the world, Wikipedia was clocking a different number – on her behalf…

The Jenifa Diary stars rumoured to be pregnant celebrated her 40th birthday, though Wiki says otherwise

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Wow! Is this the best CV advice ever? Twitter user dishes out for FREE

An Haitian based legal professional shares CV advice that many queue up to pay for. Teresi has been praised for her useful and applicable advice with over 56k retweets and 150k likes.

While she started off stating she had 5 resume tips, it actually went into some detail on what and what not to include in a CV/resume. She suggests what to prioritise if work experiences are lacking.

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Exploring why Evelyn killed her husband, Eze, in India

The story of handsome 30 year old Eze stabbed to death by his wife in India, stroked a cord with Nigerians worldwide.

Videos and photos emerged of Evelyn holding on to her dead husband’s body, sobbing uncontrollably before been led away on charge of murder by Indian police to chants of “God go punish your generation”.

Through a live Facebook video by Oghi Tessy aka German First Lady, a family friend of the couple, sounding angry and sad bared it all.

The chat largely spoken in pidgin English revealed that Evelyn did stab her husband Eze.

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72-yr-old grandma Of 6 furious her 27-yr-old Nigerian husband is denied U.K Visa AGAIN

They met for the first time at their wedding in Nigeria after 3 months of Facebook dating, but retired grandma, Angela is insisting CJ is her soulmate and should be able to come and live with her in the UK.

Angela who has 3 sons aged 50, 47 and 43, and 6 grandchildren met the gorgeous man back in 2015, 6 months after her second marriage collapsed. A month later, CJ, an Igbo computer engineer, popped the question via Skype.

So far they have spent £20,000 (N10Million) for visas and flights back and forth, their hope now is an approval on CJ’ student visa to study masters in computing.

Angela narrates her story

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Basic pidgin English words to get you started

Pidgin is at the height of its game right now. A language considered as low class is making waves mehn.

Words like mbok – technically of Ibibio language that has transitioned – are trending on social media.

Commenters are now expressing themselves on Nigerian news platforms online with pidgin like never before, because e dey sweet for body. Even the BBC launched their own pidgin corner on the web.

To tell you this language is becoming the biz-nits is an understatement, but here are some basics to keep you up to speed with pidgin English speaker. Continue reading

3 facts about Jollof on Jollof Rice Day

Wonders shall never end, and this wonder shall not be complained of.

Today, 22nd August 2017 is World Jollof Rice Day. First celebrated in 2015 by an unknown originator, calls continue for the UN to make the day office since millions of people consume the signature dish.

Even the BBC has it own recipe, Jamie Oliver – the renowned British Chef – recognised and created his own recipe – it did not go down well. Continue reading

Mans like Mikes Comedyy

Black talented youths emerged from the African Pride Awards 2017 which took place to recognise Black stars inspiring our race.

It brought about acts including ‘Comedian of the Year’ winner – Michael Dapaah.

There was another rising star though – in the form of Mikes Comedyy.

Mike like Dapaah is a comedian, rapper and actor, whose current jokes centre around a Nigerian Dad constantly irritated by his British son’s ways. The skits are kind of dark but hilarious.

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Behind the act, is a determined young guy with a promising future but only if hope his colourful past does not mingle with his future.

5 things we did not know about Mikes Comedyy
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Mans like Michael Dapaah! 5 interesting facts

Man’s not hot! Heard that phrase before?

The guy once said “I am gonna be a superstar! Watch me”.

Seven years after that statement, Michael Dapaah was crowned ‘Comedian of the Year‘ at the African Pride Awards 2017.

Micheal is literally one of those over-nite sensations thanks to social media.

His comedy skits on Instagram became a magnate for many, attracting 10k folowers in February 2017, 20k a little over a month later and 50k by April – not to talk of facebook and other media platforms.

As of this post – some 4 months later – 180k people are Insta fans of the 24 year old best friend of Stormzy.

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African Pride Awards 2017: Best dressed ladies and dapper men

On Sunday 13th August, The African Pride Awards took place to acknowledged beautiful, handsome Black Stars making waves on British soil.

See the full list of winners and nominees at The African Pride Awards 2017

Popular faces graced the 5* Montcalm Hotel in Park Lane, London, in their attires.

Some looked like they forgot the memo while others outshone, bringing their A-games. Here are the dapper men and beautifully dressed women at African Pride Awards 2017. Continue reading

APA 2017 Awards Winners and Nominees: Who came out top?

Competition lines were drawn on Saturday, as Black stars gathered at the 2nd African Pride Awards 2017 in London, to discover who won the reputable #APA trophy.

Four to five Black celebrities considered top of their games were put in categories to be nominated by the public.

It was artists like Maleek Berry vs Stormzy in one category, comedians – Mike Dapaah vs Mikes Comedyy, Youtube queens Estare vs Grace Ajilore.

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Why it took Gay Nigerian – Aderonke Apata – 13 years to UK asylum victory

After 13 years of failed asylums, Home Office battles and court refusals, Aderonke finally won her legal war to remain in the UK based on her sexuality.

Aderonke is openly and proudly gay.

On paper, her ‘asylum based on sexuality’ should have been a plain sailing stamp of approval since legally you only need to show ‘real risk’ of life if returned to birth country.

Former president Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill in 2014 that criminalised same-sex relationship with up to 14 years in prison, before this gays were never accepted talk-less of now.

However, series of events since Aderonke’ arrival to the UK complicated matters, leading to a High court judge branding her a liar.

So what was Ronke’s story?

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“Let me give you all the real gist, the reality of marrying a white man” An anonymous user on Toke Makinwa’s sister wedding

As Toke Makinwa’s younger sister, Busayo, said I do for the second time in an intimate gathering at her husband’s native country, Norway, an anonymous user dished her opinion on the longevity of their new marriage.


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Francis divorces popular FB marriage counsellor Amara Van Lare

She is considered (among Nigerians) as one of the pioneers in bringing about an open discussion of personal relationships on social media, and dishing out advice.

Now, her husband of 3 years has requested for divorce after pointing out via a facebok message that maltreatment by Amara and her children was the reason for divorce.

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Herpes-gate! Usher gets twerked by a BIG chick

Usher has supposedly denied sleeping with Quantasia Sharpton to friends – the lady suing him for not informing her of his herpes. In case the ladies weight springs to mind as to Quantasia not being his type, here is the R’N’B singer enjoying the perks of being a star:

A fan of Usher’s music, Quantasia came out to publicly declare she is suing Usher after she met the star at his concert some years back and they hooked up later. She provides the backstory in a video by TMZ below. Continue reading

InstaDebt: Yvonne Nelson owes fashion boutique $5,000


2.8 million Instagram following Star and Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson is alleged to owe a Ghanaian boutique $5,000 for clothes bought on credit and used for public event and Instagram.

According to the boutique manager to Screwlife.com, “she used to pay us on time whenever she borrowed clothes but for the past 3 months, we haven’t seen any show from her.”

They are yet to yet from the Ghanian superstar

“The crown 👑 does not fall far from the queen” Mummy Mcclure

Gbam! Queen mother of the most loved and adorable half Nigerian twins have spoken as she shared a picture of her and the girls on social media.

In the picture, Aminat showed off 6 months of pregnancy looking gorgeous in African attire, with her girls who are increasingly looking like thier dressed in matching outfit. The family are expecting child no3 – a baby boy.

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The ‘open’ secrets Channel 4’s ‘Princess Diana: Her Story’ did not show

On the 6th August 2017, Channel 4 aired their version of ‘Princess Diana: in her own words” with secret private tapes of the Princess by her then voice coach.

Before it aired, the documentary already caused controversy, but what it revealed was a watered down version compared to the NBC’s version aired 13 years before.

The US edition did not fall short of revealing secrets solely focused on what was in the tape, with a personal interview with Peter on why he chose to sell the tapes.

Considering the furore over old information shown in the channel 4 documentary, what would have become had these secrets been included? Continue reading

How people are making money on Instagram for free

Instagram is helping ordinary citizens make cool money online.

Be it as a side show with other jobs or solely full time, you only need as little as 1,000 followers to start earning some cash.

Instagram has 700+ million users, many of whom check out various profiles and posts, potentially like them, comment or even follow, which is increasing following potentially worth the ker-ching.

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What was the fuss about Channel 4’s Princess Diana documentary?

Fury erupted after it was learnt that Channel 4 would broadcast a documentary about the late Princess Diana, based on private video recordings made in 1992 by her then voice coach Peter Settelen – who went on to sell them.

The documentary, made to mark 20 years since the people’s Princess died, received complaints about betrayal of privacy from a friend Rosa Monckton, and her brother among others who ‘begging for these tapes not to be shown’.

Channel 4 aired parts of the intimate tapes of Princess Diana filmed by voice coach, Peter Settelen. ©Channel4

Why was it mostly the late Princess’ family shouting from the rooftops?

After watching the documentary, which presented an authentic, relatable and inspiring Princess, it is hard to understand why. There was nothing new from the documentary that wasn’t already public knowledge, i.e: Continue reading

A romantic Anambra call for Kcee

Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, aka Kcee dropped a surprise on Instagram by announcing his candidacy for his native Anambra state governorship.

The Romantic call singer, 38, is alleged to be worth ₦900 million (around £2 million) hence poses lesser threat to stealing public funds?

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Grab a seat: Neymar has been bought for ₦160 billion

Football may not be to everyone’s taste, but money, precisely £198 million basic fee – converted to naira, ₦95 billion – is a language understandable to the layman.

Na this man – 25 year old Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior – them wan buy for ₦160 billion

Wetin the guy wan do with that kind money? The guy is 25 year old Brazillian footballer, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior.

He will receive a transfer fee of £198 million broken down to around £40 million a year over 5 years. This is only an initial fee to be paid by his new club French football club Paris Saint-Germain. It excludes an estimated wage of Continue reading

Snooze at work (every) day: Uncle Mugabe doing what he does best

He has ruled since 1980, for 37 years with strong hand, but Robert Mugabe has set himself up to be best remembered for his snooze fest at important events including this one.

93 year old president Mugabe takes a nap at his own political tour

The 93 year old Zimbabwean president who has said he will never quit the post was at his 5th leg tour of the nationwide Presidential Continue reading