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For the future of our music?

“I am glad to report that I have fulfilled the pledge I made to the Entertainment Industry last year. The Federal Government has released $200 million to the Bank of Industry to be accessed by practitioners in the entertainment industry at a single digit interest rate and arrangements have been made with The Lagos Business School to provide entrepreneurial capacity training for beneficiaries of the Fund” — GEJ Facebook status on Wednesday, 8th February, 2011

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Yinka Davies, the evergreen performer

She’s the proverbial old wine that’s gone better with time. She may not have the hit albums, singles, national honours or endorsements like her contemporaries or the younger generation of artistes. Yet Yinka is in a class of her own with her far reaching voice, having served on board of judges for the 2007 Nokia First Chance talent hunt and now Nigerian Idol – both musical talent hunts.

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That constant crowding at GTB Akowonjo

It is uncertain what exactly the management of GT bank are trying to prove or disprove with the unconcern shown customers who live in the Alimoso local government all the way down to Agbado/Ijaiye LGAs of Lagos state. The highly sought after new generation bank commands thousands of customers in these areas yet the management chose to sight only two branches to service these people – One in Akowonjo and the other at Awori.

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BBA5 and Elections 2011

I received with delight the news that a Nigerian, Uti Nwachukwu, has won the 2010 edition of Big Brother Africa All Stars in South Africa. I heartily congratulate Mr. Nwachukwu who has shown to the world once again that the average Nigerian is warm, charming and a delight to be with. Mr. Nwachukwu, I was briefed, displayed dignity, good character, self confidence as well as love for our country throughout the duration of the contest. I recommend his disposition to Nigerian youths. Once again, I congratulate Mr. Nwachukwu and wish him an eventful and successful reign as winner in the next one year

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Can Rapper M.I quit music for movies?

Whatever deal it is the shortblack boy just clinched that’s making him give up singing like he claims had better be fat and true because we’re beginning to tire of this popular stunt. Some of your predecessors have tried similar stunts (ask Tunde and Wunmi Obe) only to debunk over and over after a while and then release the next album. In the process, they occupy media space before announcing the next album release and then we find out it’s been a calculated move to stay talked about.

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Meat on the red carpet

No she’s ‘not a piece of meat’ she said and yes she wore a different outfit on the red carpet before the show proper but what more ingenious way is there to dominate the tabloids and cyber space even a week after a deed is done. Lady Gaga is an attention lover and she so knows how to get it. The MTV Video Music Award 2010 has come and gone and rather than talking about the glitz and glamour that characterised the event, everyone seems to be talking about the electric music sensation- Lady Gaga.

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