BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
With gratitude to God for a life well spent, the Anyanwu Royal Family announces the passing unto glory of their dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother and Aunty, Madam Sussana Chienyenwa Anyanwu (Nee Akor), aged 75 years (1946 - 2021).
Here, above, are the burial arrangements as released to the press by the Anyanwu Royal Family in a statement signed by Casmir I. Anyanwu, ESQ for the family.
By Gbenga Bada/ THE NATION
AYRA Starr, the 19-year-old songstress on Don Jazzy’s Mavins record has gotten the attention of one of the leading global streaming platforms, Spotify.
The streaming platform has announced its decision to celebrate Ayra Starr through the Spotify Equal music programme as the Equal Africa Artist of the Month.
This announcement comes off the back of Ayra’s popularity and fame since the release of her smash hit, Bloody Samaritan, from her debut studio album ‘’19 and Dangerous.”
“Our aim with the Equal programme is to create a space on the platform that allows us to solely amplify the work of female creators,” says Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu. “Ayra represents the rise of new-age female artists whose creativity and determination breaks barriers between genres. She possesses the boldness and swagger that we’re used to seeing from pop artists but has an edge that feels symbolic of the listening habits of Gen-Zers. We aim to amplify more confident female voices like hers through Equal.”
Ayra welcomed the acknowledgment saying, ‘’It feels good to be a part of the generation that is changing the narrative and being appreciated for our contribution to society, irrespective of the sector and age. I’m grateful to Spotify Equal for this feature that shines a light on women in a male-dominated industry. It makes me feel seen, and I’m sure it’s done so for everyone who has been featured before me.”
Hazel Oyeye Onou popularly known as Whitemoney, a 29-year-old entrepreneur emerged winner of the reality show.
He edged out other 24 Housemates to win the N90million grand prize.
1. His real name is Hazel Oyeye Onou
2. He was born in Enugu on July 6, 1992.
3. White Money is one of three children – all boys.
4. According to White Money, he stopped his education at NECO level but he intends to marry a very educated woman and make sure that his kids get enough education.
5. He is an entrepreneur who has been involved in different types of hustles like photography, generator repair, fixing of telecommunications masts, barbing, Okada riding, etc
6. While in the BBNaija House, White Money disclosed he recently began the business of importing designer shoes into Nigeria. He confirmed that this is his biggest achievement so far as it has brought a turnaround in his career.
7. He revealed he has the intention to launch his personal shoe business and take it to the next level.
8. In one of his discussions with his fellow BBNaija Housemates, White Money stated that he is an upcoming artiste and has a few songs and music productions to his name.
BY Gbenga Bada / THE NATION
For the sixth Saturday night party, interesting activities went down in the club as well as after the party.
Many viewers rated it as unique as the 17 remaining Housemates, which include the double Heads of House, threw caution to the winds rocking to a double DJ’s expertise behind the wheels of steel.
Here are the six highlights from the party that you might have missed:
1. The Nigerian cultural display
The housemates were thrilled to a culture-themed event. The theme was a massive hit with all the 17 housemates looking regal and astonishing!
However, the Orijin-sponsored party, had many of the outfits inhibiting housemates dance moves. Majority of the female housemates and some of the male housemates were not comfortable on the dance floor in their regalias.
2. Like Double HOH, it’s a Double DJ
Like the twist in the Head Of House game which produced a double Heads Of House for the first time in BBNaija history, two Disc Jockeys performed at the Saturday night party. Away from the traditional beads, wrappers, flowing dresses, the housemates seemed to have been inhibited from showing off some of the dance moves as expected. However, it appeared they had a blast with DJs Dayzee and Shawn on the wheel of steel. As expected, viewers and housemates were not disappointed. From DJ Dayvee’s mid-tempo tracklist to DJ Shawn’s classic hits, the housemates stayed glued to the dance floor till the night was over.
3. A new couple on the dance floor
Before now, it used to be Pere and Maria and then Saga and Nini but for the sixth Saturday night party, Boma and Tega took the centre stage as the new couple on the dance floor. Despite being referred to as the okro geng leader, Boma couldn’t help himself rocking Tega on the dance floor all through the party. As expected, Nini and Saga remained a partying couple. For the better part of the night, the couple also maintained their usual style of keeping their circle tight on the dance floor.
BY Gbenga Bada/ THE NATION
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye ex-Head Of House, Boma’s fling with Angel is gone with the dust and the two now loathe one another.
On Thursday evening, Boma and Angel got into a heated argument after he called her a ‘kiss and tell’.
Angel said she never told anyone what happened between both of them at the executive lounge and warned him to stay away from her in the house.
This escalated quickly as they insulted each other with Boma referring to her as someone who is mentally ill, adding that her biggest achievement is BBNaija.
It is unsure what and if Big Brother would punish the two housemates.
Maria made this known after her exit from the house saying although she knows Liquorose and WhiteMoney have a large fan base she is rooting for Liquorose because she’s her bestie.
“I understand that both Whitemoney and Liquorose have a big fan base. However, I’m rooting for Liquorose to win because she’s my best friend and we will share the money but I’m also rooting for Whitemoney to win as well,” she said.
However, the former air hostess said the voting pattern can be tricky but hopes Liquorose wins.
The former Head Of House made the revelation during a general conversation with other housemates left in the House.
“I’m all about the money here, I love the money. I don’t want to be famous and remain broke. If I’m rich and no fame, then it’s fine but I want the money,” he said.
During his time with the 16 other housemates, Boma disclosed that it’s been difficult trying to stay focused in the house.
Boma also said a lot of people do not know how emotional he can be.
“It’s been difficult trying to be focused in the house. I’m very emotional and people don’t really know because I try to put up a face,” he said
BY Gbenga Bada / THE NATION
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates, Angel, Cross, Saskay, Yousef and Whitemoney have collectively won N1.5million.
The BBNaija Housemates had to once again dig through their creative tool sets to come up with an entertaining television commercial for the Storm Body Spray.
The instruction for the task was simple. They had to develop and present a creative and entertaining television commercial that included a suitable song or jingle.
The five won N1,500, 000, which they will share among themselves.
BY Adeniyi Adewoyin/ THE NATION
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye Housemate Maria has picked Boma as her Deputy Head of House.
Maria, who was the immediate Deputy Head of House, emerged the winner of the Head Of House game.
Boma picked Jackie B to enjoy the HOH privileges.
The twist of the game changed hours after Kayvee was pulled out of the show over medical reasons.
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates Sammie and Liquorose have become N500 Abeg Naira richer after winning the first Friday arena games.
Biggie also stated two winners, both male and female, will emerge from the game.
As the Head of House, Boma started the game followed by other housemates.
The games began with Big Brother explaining the procedures of how the games will be played by each housemate standing on the start line, jogging through the tires, climbing the hill, going underneath the ropes, jumping over the stands, pulling a tyre to the end line and ending their game by shouting ‘Abeg I don finish’.
After they all played, Sammie and Liquorose were declared the winners by Big Brother and were rewarded with N500 Abeg each.
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate Maria has been issued the first warning for microphone infringement on Wednesday night.
Biggie gave the warning as he addressed some of the activities of the housemates after a total of 11 days.
Biggie said: “Maria this is your first warning on microphone infringement.
“Please fix your microphone.”
Another warning from Biggie to Maria on microphone infringement will earn her a strike.
Biggie has informed any housemate that gets three strikes stands a chance to be disqualified from the BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season.
By Gbenga Bada August 4, 2021 / THE NATION
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate Peace has expressed frustration over Sammie’s advances, stating she is not impressed.
During Tuesday’s Diary Session on their day 10 in the BBnaija Shine Ya Eye house, Peace made it clear that Sammie’s sly propositions will end up in a confrontation soon.
After weeks of Sammie and Angel being paired up, Peace finds it disrespectful that Sammie is going behind Angel’s back to talk to her and is considering confronting him if he does it again.
On Wednesday, Day 11, Peace decided to confront Sammie with her assumptions and Sammie apologised for appearing in such a perceived way.
However, fans are unsure if Sammie isn’t trying to spark a platonic friendship, similar to the one he has with Jackie B after his relationship with Angel seems to be going south.
After a heated evening of playing Truth or Dare, viewers wonder if Sammie’s uncertainty with Angel was compounded by the kissing scenes he witnessed during the game.
Sammie had confessed to Jackie B about his love for Angel but his feelings appeared unrequited.
BY THE NATIION NEWSPAPER
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates, Pere and Beatrice were locked in a passionate kiss on Monday night, August 2.
The housemates were dared to engage in the kissing game after Tega took over the truth or dare game.
Pere, who had enjoyed a truth or dare game with Angel touching his crotch for some seconds, went all out to enjoy the steamy session with Beatrice.
During the game, Pere was dared to kiss Beatrice for eighteen seconds but the kissing continued after the allotted time until the other housemates asked them to stop.
Tega couldn’t hide her surprise as Beatrice and Pere seem to be enjoying the whole moment.
The steamy session is coming after the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, accused the housemates of being boring.
Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Cross, has said Angel does not want any commitment in a relationship.
Cross said this while advising Sammie over his feelings for Angel.
Sammie had told Cross about his feelings for Angel while seeking his advice.
Cross however told him to act according to as he only sees Angel as one who only live for the moment and doesn’t want anything serious in a relationship.
“She just wants to vibe, she doesn’t want to be tied down, she doesn’t want a relationship, she doesn’t want anything. She just wants a guy in the house that she’s going to be close to and rely on, and that’s going to be you,” he said.