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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Nigerian Parents Are The Toughest. They Are never Impressed – Rapper Wale says

Nigerian-born American rapper, Wale, is of the opinion that Nigerian parents are tough and are never impressed.

Sharing his personal experience of how his parents reacted when he signed with his record label Interscope, Wale wrote;

”Nigerian parents…. The toughest ..

Remembering when I signed wit interscope and a week later they asked me to get a job. They never impressed and that’s maybe why I’m like this”


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Finally, Basketmouth Opens up on Beef With Colleague AY Makun

Nigerian comedian and entertainer, Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name Basketmouth has opened up about his rift with colleague, AY Makun, popularly known as AY.

For years speculations have been rife about the relationship between the two comedian who have never worked together and are hardly seen together.

There were even reports that both comedians had their own camps of comedians who were associated with them.

Basketmouth has now opened up on the alleged beef, saying AY ‘messed with loyalty’ but that he has apologized and they are now cool.

Speaking at Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s Black Box Interview series on Bounce Radio, Ebuka brought up the issue of ‘disunity among comedians in Nigeria.’ Ebuka then asked Basketmouth to comment on his relationship with AY.

“I’d have stayed where the competition is. I still do standup comedy but not with great energy because I’m targeting all-around entertainment now. My competition is me. There’s nothing [like a feud] between AY and I, he said.

“He came in my space; messed with loyalty by saying something to my lawyer Magnus that I told him in private. It was nothing but it was enough to cause a rift and have me put up the walls. We made peace and he apologised. I have no single problem with AY as claimed. We don’t talk.”

The 43-year-old comedian, however, played down the situation and revealed that they have settled it and moved on.

“We made peace and he apologised,” Basketmouth said.

Basketmouth also used the opportunity to dismiss rumors that it was because he ‘stole’ comedian Bovi from AY as a protege, that was why he fell out with AY.

I did not snatch Bovi. Bovi is not a girl,” the comedian said stating that he met Bovi in Abuja at a show for the first time and they connected from that point.

“Bovi and I went to Abuja. He performed. I was blown away. When he was done, we talked about what he could do better. We’d been friends but that was the first I saw him perform. I didn’t know any background story,” he said.

“I proposed that we do business together and we clicked. I was already hearing claims before and after the settled rift with AY.

Basketmouth noted that his concern now is increasing his audience and not feud with other comedians.

“My concern is increasing my audience, not feuds. How do I make viewers follow religiously? I have a film coming, a special coming next year ‘The Voices In My Head’, a sitcom coming to TV, another album. These I worry about.”

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Busty Nigerian Lawyer is Told to Crop Out Her Chest in Professional Photo Because Her Bust Makes it ‘Unprofessional’

A Nigerian lawyer practicing in New York has hit out at critics after she was told to crop out her chest in her professional head shot because her full bust makes it unprofessional.

The lawyer was fully covered in the photo, with her decent shirt buttoned up almost to her neck.

Yet, a follower left her a message, telling her that she and her husband found the photo to be unprofessional because she’s busty.

The follower went ahead to crop the photo for her, cutting out her bust area.

The lawyer named Olayemi Olurin responded, blasting the woman and every other person who tries to police her body and hypersexualize her for being endowed

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Nigerian Army Denies Reports Its Officers Manning The CCTV at The NDA Were Asleep Before The Attack

The Nigerian Army has denied media reports claiming its officers manning the CCTV at the Nigerian Defense Academy NDA in Kaduna were asleep before the bandits attacked the institution in the early hours of Tuesday, August 24.

A report by The Cable alleged that the officers who were assigned to observe the CCTV of the institution were allegedly sleeping on duty before the attack.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, says the allegation is false. The statement in part reads

”The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) have been drawn to a news publication by Cable online news media claiming that personnel on duty at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) CCTV monitoring room were sleeping when bandits attacked the officers’ residential quarters leading to the death of two officers and the abduction of 1 other officer.

The Nigerian Armed Forces wishes to state categorically that the allegation is untrue and hence challenge the Cable Online to publish forthwith a verifiable proof of personnel sleeping during the incident.

It is therefore imperative to caution the Cable Online media to guide against being used as a propaganda tool by enemies of our dear country. The Cable Online should not consciously or unconsciously collaborate with these unscrupulous elements to spread unverified stories on the unfortunate event that occurred at NDA Kaduna while tarnishing the good image and reputation of personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in the eyes of the civil populace.”

Sawyerr added that a panel has been instituted to investigate the remote causes of the attack.

”It is perhaps important to mention that the AFN as a professional force consist of highly trained personnel who are dedicated to their duties of protecting lives and property of all Nigerians.

Let me use this opportunity, to reiterate that the NDA authorities, acting on the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff has constituted a board of enquiry to ascertain the remote and immediate cause(s) of the breach of security with a view to sanction any personnel found culpable and also prevent future occurrence.

Let me also assure that we shall continue to update the general public as events unfold as we are all aware the search and rescue of the abducted officer is still on. Troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue with it’s operations to ensure all those involved in the dastardly act are brought to justice.”the statement read .

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