Author: loladeville

Davido leads Wizkid on social media rankings

Award-winning musical act, David Adeleke, fondly called Davido leads rival artiste, Wizkid as the most followed Nigerian entertainer on social media according to the African Social Media Power Report 2017: Top 50 Footballers and Entertainers compiled by Camps Bay Media; a sports communication and brand management company. The artistes who put an end to their rivalry last year after performing at each other’s concerts  at the Eko Convention Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos in December 2017 have a total of 12.26m and 9.71m followers on social media respectively. Leading the Power 50 list of African footballers and entertainers, ranked based on data from Facebook,...

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Former President Obasanjo Issues A Statement Asking Buhari Not To Run In 2019

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has issued a lengthy special press statement ask President Muhammad Buhari not to seek a second term in office come 2019. The release is titled: THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018.  I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country.  Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to...

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Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United

Manchester United have announced the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees the Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates. The Chilean signed a 4-and-a-half year contract. He’ll reportedly earn £490,000-a-week, becoming the best paid player in the Premier League and Manchester United’s highest earner, joint with Ibrahimovic. Speaking about his transfer, Alexis Sanchez said: “I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans. The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down. I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.” Jose Mourinho maintained that “Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players. He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige. “I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going...

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Photos from George Weah’s inauguration as Liberia’s President.

Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as Liberia’s new president taking over leadership from Africa’s first female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  George Weah won 61.5% of the votes in the December run-off election, defeating outgoing Vice-President Joseph Boakai who only managed 38.5%. George Weah and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf share a moment onstage ahead of his swearing in ceremony at Liberia’s presidential inauguration. The ceremony was held at a stadium close to the capital and was the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the country since 1944 when President Edwin Barclay was succeeded by William Tubman. After losing the...

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Movie Review: Wives On Strike 2: The Revolution

Movie Title: Wives On Strike 2: The Revolution Genre: Romantic Comedy Cast: Omoni Oboli, Toyin Abraham, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Uche Jombo, Sola Sobowale, Ufuoma McDermott, Kenneth Okonkwo, Kalu Ikeagwu, Hafiz “Saka” Oyetoro, Julius Agwu, Chioma “Chigul” Omeruah, Odunlade Adekola Director: Omoni Oboli “Wives On Strike 2: The Revolution” begins with a different set of circumstances from where the previous instalment left off. After Mama Beatrice is murdered and her body hidden, a group of friends consisting of Ejiro/Mama Ngozi (Oboli), Jemima/Madam 12:30 (Jombo), Mama Bola (Abraham) and Mama Amina (McDermott) decide to enlist the help of a vigilante friend to...

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Opinion: Benue Killings And The Other Issues | By: Wole Aguda

The episodes of killings that Nigeria has witnessed in recent times are not new. While conceding that, I must however immediately submit, that they bear the trappings of an expansionist agenda that works against the spirit of unity that the Nigerian spirit actively espouses and passionately promotes. The Herdsmen killing problem of Nigeria is partially caused by the trap of conspicuous consumption in which we find ourselves. We must eat meat regardless of the price or the circumstances of its availability. The average Nigerian family has a cultural affinity to meat and its consumption. Despite recurring warnings from Nutritionists...

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Wilson Oruma suffers mental breakdown after losing N1.2b

Former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma has suffered a mental breakdown after losing N1.2bn in a phony oil business. Oruma, who played alongside JJ Okocha and Kanu suffered a mental disorder six years after the incident and is currently a shadow of himself. More sad is the fact that, his ex wife introduced him to the fraudster clergyman who defrauded him of the hefty amount and also misled him into working with him. She later divorced him. His close friend, Emakpor Dibofun told Complete Sports that: “Wilson Oruma hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped. He has been to...

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Stephanie Linus Arrives Italy To Advocate Against Human Trafficking

In the wake of the increased rate of human trafficking being experienced by Nigerians trying to migrate to Europe via Libya, Actress and Producer Stephanie Linus has recently arrived in Italy to give support to rescued people and raise her voice against such human rights violations. This timely intervention is in partnership with the world-renowned international medical humanitarian organisation “Doctors Without Borders” (MSF). Over the next few days, Mrs Linus will visit the rescue ship “Aquarius” to witness their activities and operations. Later she will have meetings with some of these vulnerable women;  participate in rehabilitation exercises for the rescued women, media parleys and...

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Opinion: Why Africa’s young people are the real winners at the CAF Awards | By: Benedict Peters

Almost nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by Africans from all walks of life across the continent. This week, I am giving the opening address at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards in Accra, Ghana. This has afforded me a good opportunity to reflect on Africa’s relationship with football and how it can help deliver a brighter future for our young people. I believe we need only look to the Liberian presidential election for a fine example of the transformative power of football. Against the odds, football legend and opposition candidate,...

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LOLADEVILLE BLOG EXCLUSIVE: 17 MOVIES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYES AT NIGERIAN CINEMAS IN 2017

Hi guys, it’s that time of the year again. Our annual list is out and we really can’t keep calm at the moment. We took a break from football and did something different this year.  We focused on movies. Movies that had us scampering to the cinemas, that received critical acclaim and that won’t just leave our lips because everything about them; casting, cinematography, story-line are just too lit. This year’s exclusive list was compiled and written by my wonderful friend and blog contributor, Jerry Chiemeke. Jerry is a lawyer, movie critic and so much more. You can check...

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Introducing myweddingiv.com.ng; Nigeria’s foremost wedding invites store!

While planning for our wedding, my wife and I had a couple of stationery quotes for beautiful handmade wedding invites but as they were now out of our reach, we decided to make our own. I’m a creative person; it can’t be that hard, right? Wrong!!! I found myself wandering around the local stationery shop, not having a clue where to begin. In the end, I spent a fair bit of money on card blanks and decorations and the result was pretty poor. After my wedding (which was otherwise wonderful) I reflected on the poor wedding invite I’d been...

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Movie Review: Wedding Party 2 | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: The Wedding Party 2 Genre: Romantic Comedy Year Of Release: 2017 Cast: Bankole Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniella Down, Frank Donga, Ikechukwu Onunuka, Zainab Balogun, Richard Mofe Damijo, Ireti Doyle, Ali Baba, Sola Sobowale, Patience Ozokwor Special Appearances: AY Makun, Funny Bone, Chigurl, Seyi Law, Wofai Fada Director: Niyi Akinmolayan “The Wedding Party 2” continues from where the first installment left off; Dozie (Wellington) and Dunni (Etomi) are happily married, while Nonso Onwuka (Nwigwe) and Deardre Winston (Down) are now an item. On a date at a fancy restaurant in Dubai, Nonso sees a lady turning her partner...

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George Weah elected Liberia’s 25th President

Former AC Milan talisman,George Weah has been elected as President-elect of Liberia, West Africa Liberia’s 25th President.  The 51-year-old replaces Africa’s first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Weah won thirteen out of fifteen counties while his 73-year-old opponent and current vice president, Joseph Boakai got only two counties. Weah who is the only African to win the Ballon d’Or award was the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, European Footballer of the Year and African Footballer of the Year “I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this...

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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure comes out of international retirement

Cote d’Ivoire’s midfielder Yaya Toure has come out of international retirement. The Manchester United midfielder who has not played for Ivory Coast since AFCON 2015 final has decided to return to Ivory Coast national team to win another trophy with the Elephants. The 34-year-old, who has over 100 caps for his country, announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday. Toure tweeted: “I love my country and I am free for the national selection. I want to help the next generation and use all my experience so that all Ivorians are proud!” Toure who has made made three Premier League appearances and...

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Galatasaray offer embattled ex-Arsenal star, Eboue assistant coaching role.

Did you read the disheartening riches-to-rags tale of former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Eboue? 48 hours ago, Daily Mirror told the story of how he contemplated suicide after losing everything to divorce. The Ivorian who earned millions of pounds in wages during an illustrious seven-year career in the Premier League now hides from ­bailiffs, sometimes sleeps on the floor of a friend’s home, travels by bus and even cleans his clothes by hand because he has no washing machine. “I want God to help me,” he says. “Only he can help take these thoughts from my mind. Only he can...

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Seasons Greetings Fam!

Seasons Greetings family! Been a while i wrote a personal note. Trust the year has been great. For me, it’s been a mixed bag but we’ll always look on the bright side of life. Trust you and your loved ones are having a pleasant time. I know the fuel scarcity and power outage in Nigeria has affected us in ways we cannot describe and many are totally disappointed in the government but we keep fighting. I say a huge Thank You to all my contributors; Tony Ogunlowo, Jerry Chiemeke, Tope Ijaola, Wale Adiguna and Michael. And to you my...

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REPORT: Top five business risks for West Africa in 2018

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks in their annual political and security risk forecast ‘RiskMap’. “2017 has been a tough and turbulent year for businesses in the region, however with Nigeria exiting recession, and foreign exchange shortages easing, we see a strong improvement in investor sentiment emerging. Another major engine of growth will be Cote...

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Victor Moses misses out as CAF unveil the Top 3 finalists for the 2017 African Player of the Year award.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have unveiled the three finalists for the 2017 African Player of the Year award and sadly Nigeria/Chelsea’s Victor Moses didn’t make the cut. The final shortlist features: Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/Borussia Dortmund) and Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool) Egypt’s Mohammed Salah, who was recently adjudged BBC Africa Footballer of the Year is the huge favourite to win the award. The 25 year-old’s performances for both club and country in this campaign has been nothing short of stellar and his role in ensuring the Pharaohs book a spot in the 2018 World Cup (since 1990) can...

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Photos: Thierry Henry crowned ‘Igwe of Football’ in Lagos.

Former France international striker Thierry Henry has always been regarded as the ‘Igwe of football’ by his teeming Nigerian fans, however, he was ‘officially’ crowned during his visit to Lagos for the Guinness Made of Black programme. The Arsenal legend who is in Lagos to meet the ‘Be a Front Row Fan’ winners; a consumer promotion of the company also watched the West Brom v Manchester United EPL game at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The 40-year-old is currently the assistant coach of the national team of...

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Opinion: Tithes: To pay or not to pay ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

The controversy surrounding the payment of tithes rages on with those for and those against  giving good arguments for paying or not paying. I’ll sit on the fence here: the payment of tithes is mentioned in the Bible, as a levy for the upkeep of the church and the clergy, but again so many other things are mentioned that require equal attention like learning how to read and live in accordance to the words of the Bible and not just collecting money. Some will argue that the payment of tithes is mandatory. Yes and so are a lot of other...

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