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How my mistake shapened my life -OMO butty

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Nollywood Actress Biodun Okeowo AKA omobutty has recently revealed an inspiring story about herself.

She took to her instagram page to reveal via #Yetlwon on how an unwanted pregnancy shapened her life.She wrote:

Eighteen years ago, I got pregnant. A mistake I thought has ruined my life. People laughed, jeered and mocked me… #YetIwon#

The embarrassment was too much, that it gave me strength to decide I must go back to school. I enrolled at L.A.S.U (part-time)

With no support from anyone except my mum. I did so many menial jobs to cater for myself and the new baby.

I fried doughnuts and Chin chin, which I supply to retailers on campus.

I sold rice outside mummy’s shop on days that I have no lectures.

I sold hair extensions, make hair, ‘stay awake overnight to make hair for people (one million braid) was in vogue then.

I remembered a particular day I fed my son with soaked garri! Yes, I couldn’t afford a tin of even the cheapest ‘My boy’ baby food then.. #yetIwon

I struggled, refused to beg, worked, toiled, laboured to be able to stand on my feet. Whatever you are going through be strong, positive, hardworking, and steadfast.

And No matter how poor you are, invest the little you get into something.

Fast track to 2006 I joined the movie industry after my IT at The Lagos State Television Agidingbi. Acting is another chapter in my life. I experienced mockery, intimidation. I was called different names, looked down upon, aliases like “Biodun oni cut and sew” and “Tolani Alankara”

I could not afford the expensive cloth/costumes. I was not sophisticated enough. #YetIwon.

Dresses/dressing didn’t pave way for me neither did it stop my success. However, my God given talent make it all possible and easy.

The name people call you today doesn’t define you… be focused, strong, determined and be content with whatever you have.

I almost quit because of intimidation, but that strength of “i must make it” came into play. I refused to be intimidated,bow to pressures,or borrow.

I was contented with my “cut and sew”. #yetIwon

Then came the trial that pushed me into becoming an entrepreneur.! For two years I was ignored, no movie jobs, not because of inexperience but because of… yet I persisted. #yetIwon.

I prayed,fasted, and believed in myself. Thereafter, I did a movie that launched me back into reckoning . #YetIwon#strongwomen#MyBestIsYetToCome

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Sony ATV Announces New A and R Manager For Africa, Scouts for New Talents Across the Continent

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing South Africa announced it has named Munyaradzi Chanetsa (Munya) A&R Manager, Africa, effective June 1.

In this role, Munyaradzi will be responsible for finding new talent throughout the continent, promoting songwriters’ copyright and careers, and connecting them to larger opportunities around the world. He will also work closely with colleagues to pitch new and existing repertoire into the marketplace. (more…)

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DJ FRIZZLE LEE – #NoDullVibez & #FireboiMashUp

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Much Anticipated Mixtape has been finally dished out by Dj frizzle Lee. Its da Party Mix Vol.1 – No Dull Vibez.

Guess what! Its a double dose 🎉😁.. If you are A FireBoi Lover, this is for you.. Dj Frizzle also drops a Mashup Mix of FireBoi Compilation..
Enjoy & pls follow his handle below. He awaits your feedback.
IG/Twitter – @djfrizzlelee
Whatsapp – +234 8083558543

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SARZ & WURLD RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EP – I LOVE GIRLS WITH TROBUL.

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“I LOVE GIRLS WITH TROBUL” IS THE LATEST COLLABORATIVE PROJECT BY SARZ & WURLD.

THE 8 TRACK EP DABBLES BETWEEN SOUNDS OF POPULAR AFRO BEATS AND ELECTRONIC SOUL, PAYING HOMAGE TO THE LIKES OF ASA, SADE AND SEAL WHILE MAKING POWERFUL STRIDES IN PROGRESSING THE CULTURE.

FANS OF BOTH WURLD AND SARZ TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO GUESS THE PROJECT TITLE AFTER WURLD INITIALLY MENTIONED THAT THE EP WAS TO BE NAMED “ILGWT”. THIS SET FIRE TO A BUZZ ALREADY GARNERING HEAT ONLINE AROUND A POTENTIAL MASTERPIECE FROM SARZ & WURLD, AS FANS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD SCRAMBLED TO UNRAVEL THE MYSTERIOUS ACRONYM.

“IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR IN THE MAKING, BUT WE NEEDED IT TO BE JUST RIGHT AND NOW BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD IS READY FOR A MORE PROGRESSIVE SOUND OUT OF AFRICA” WURLD SAID, ON THE TIME ITS TAKEN TO COALESCE THE SOUNDS ON “ILGWT” KNOWN AS “AFRO SOUL” .

SARZ & WURLD HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMBINED OUR POPULAR & INFECTIOUS AFRICAN RHYTHMS, WITH SOOTHING VOCALS, AND AFROBEAT DRUMS IN THIS 8 TRACK EP.

IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT THE CLEVER LYRICISM & SYNCHRONIZED HARMONIZATION, DISCOVERED IN EACH TRACK OF THE ILGWT EP WILL NOT ONLY INSPIRE FUTURE GENERATIONS TO COME, BUT ALSO LEAVE THE CURRENT LISTENER WANTING MORE.

ILGWT IS OUT NOW FOR FANS AND AVID LISTENERS EVERYWHERE, LISTEN EVERYWHERE YOU GET MUSIC.

LISTEN HERE

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YCEE RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM, ‘YCEEVSZAHEER

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Popular afro-pop rapper, Oluwademilade Alejo, better known as YCeereleases his highly anticipated and talked about debut album titled “YCeevsZAHEER”.


YCee (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)

Despite being his debut album, the “Omo-Alhaji” crooner delivers a brilliant body of work which showcases two contrasting but somewhat similar personalities; YCee, the singer represented by ice and ZAHEER, the rapper represented by fire.

The mesmerizing 15-track body of work opens with the Adey produced ‘It’s Amazing’, captivates with ‘Wahala Dey’, inspires with ‘Bossing’ featuring Ms. Banks, and rocks with ‘Chocolata’ featuring Niniola. Featuring Nigerian music industry’s top acts like Davido, Phyno and Dapo Tuburna added to the excellence of the album.

Interestingly, the oldest song on the album was recorded in 2017 and the most recent, in October 2019. More interesting is the fact that the album was recorded in 5 different countries including Nigeria, Canada, USA, UK, and Uganda.

In celebration of this tremendous feat and indisputable input of hard work, another album listening party was held on Thursday, 6th of November, 2019 at the Artisan Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event was hosted by Sheye Banks and Manolo Spanky with sounds from Smallz The DJ.


Sheye Banks, Ycee & Manolo Spanky (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)

The Budweiser sponsored party saw Olisa Adibua, Sarz, BOJ, Sammy Walsh, Teezee, Avala, DJ Neptune, Dremo, Blaqbonez, Fresh L, Dapo Tuburna, Osagie, Uche Udoh, Joey Akan, Don Paapi, Nappy Girl, Gee4, Jess Finesse, Aduke Bey and a host of other Nigerian entertainment stakeholders in attendance to show their support for Ycee.


Dapo Tuburna & Ycee performing “Dada” 
(Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)


BOJ (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)


Dremo (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)

Craze clown & Ycee (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)

Sarz (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)

Blaqbonez (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)


Avala (Photo credit: Haastrup Event Photography)

YCeevsZAHEER is out today, 8th November 2019 on all music platforms. 

The amazing body of work was produced by Adey, J.Bidz, Ballertosh, Fanatix, BeatsByKarma, Syn X, Krizbeatz, Jay Poppin, Buzzin Producer, AP Da Don, TwoSeven, Elmore, Willis Give Dem, and DJ KO.

Watch “Dakun” by YCee

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Google announces Traffic tab in Maps

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Google, on the 6th of November 2019, launched a new Traffic  tab in Google Maps in Lagos, Nigeria. Announced in July at Google for Nigeria, the new Traffic tab offers users a snapshot of the information they care about most: traffic, weather, bus stop busyness, and current expected fare levels for Danfo.

 

The Traffic tab provides bus riders with information to help them find their most efficient route, both in travel time and transport costs. Until now, Google Maps users have only been able to access information for other forms of transportation including cars, 2-wheelers, BRT and ride hailing.

 

The Traffic tab includes a new directions experience, which features suggested routes which may combine walking, taking a Keke or okada, Danfo or BRT. Information about the estimated fare range, expected travel time and pictures of the stops along the route are now available to aid travellers on their trips around Lagos. Clicking on the pictures will allow users to get a 360 degree view on StreetView to help them better understand their location.

“What we have built for Lagos is a global first for Google Maps, and a step towards helping people in many other cities where transport can be informally organized as it is in Nigeria,” comments Jeff Albertson, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps.

 

Says Jeff: “We co-designed this product with people in Lagos. It was an engaging process to start from scratch, bring diverse teams of Googlers to Lagos, interview Lagosians and Local Guides, understand local needs, and then design something that weaves together all the many ways that people here move around.”.

 

The launch of this new Traffic tab follows the introduction, in July, of a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide directions and navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria. Google also launched navigation guidance in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes at the same time.

 

Google also recently published more panoramic imagery on Street View, to help make it easier to visually explore places in Nigeria, including imagery of Abuja, Benin City, Enugu and Ibadan – with almost 12 thousand kilometers of roads added.

 

“Nigeria is important to us. Beyond providing tools to help Nigerians use Maps, we also want to continue to bring more of Nigeria to the map. It’s a journey that we are happy to be on,” Jeff concludes

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