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Legendary music promoter Femi Esho is dead

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Legendary music promoter Femi Esho is dead

Legendary music promoter and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Musical Company Limited, Femi Esho, has died at the age of 77.

Esho who was born on October 29, 1946, died in Lagos on Monday during a brief illness.

A press statement by the family on Tuesday, signed by Mr Bunmi Esho, announced the legend’s death.

“We announce the passing unto glory of our Patriarch, Mr Samuel Babafemi Esho popularly known and referred to as “Baba Esho”, Baba Musician, etc.

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“Baba Esho departed to greater glory on Monday 17th June 2024 after a brief illness at the age of 77 years.

“Baba Esho until his demise was the Chairman of the Evergreen Musical Company as well as the Founder of the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation.

“Baba Esho was a mentor and “encyclopedia” to many ‘Highlife music aficionados.

He will be remembered as one who gave so much of himself to see to the “immortality” of the musical works of Nigerian Highlife, Juju, Sakara, Apala, Afrobeat and a crop of other Nigerian/African genres of Indigenous music,” the statement read.

The family added that burial arrangements would be announced in due course.

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One of his friends, Tunde Fagbenle, a notable writer and columnist, while mourning the legendary music practitioner said: “He has gone to rest. He carved a niche for himself and made a mark on the national canvas with it. He was a gentle, cheerful and giving soul. God bless him. He was my buddy!”.

Esho, in May launched a phenomenal project, the biggest music museum and gallery in Africa, Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Dr. DK Olukoya.

The ambitious project, which will consist of a music Museum, a music library, a gallery showcasing Head Burst of Artistes, display of over 1,000 pictures of Nigerian musicians from 1914 and relics of their costumes/old musical instruments, an event centre for music concerts, cinema theatre and recording studio is billed to be completed by December.

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Actress Regina Daniels drums support for creation of Anioma State

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Actress Regina Daniels drums support for creation of Anioma State

Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has drummed support for the creation of Anioma State from Delta State.

A bill for that purpose is currently before the Senate and is being sponsored by Senator Ned Nwoko.

Daniels, in a video on her Instagram page on Friday said “I lend my voice to support the recently sponsored bill by my husband and our distinguished Senator for the creation of Anioma State.

“The creation of Anioma State is long overdue. The 50years struggle of our ancestors must not be in vain. This is the time to make it happen.”

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According to Daniels, Anioma is indeed an endowed culture, as it possessed the classical characteristic of oneness, a shared history, robust culture, language, tradition and features that set the people apart from other local governments in Delta State, yet, uniquely connecting us to the South Eastern States.

“As a true daughter of Anioma, I am immensely proud of the recent sponsored bill for the creation of Anioma State by my beloved husband and our distinguished Senator Ned Munir Nwoko.

“I believe the passage of this bill will heed the clarion call for the creation of the sixth state in the Southeast a long standing injustice. Anioma is the most viable state with a very huge land mass,” she said.

Daniels added that Anioma is blessed with all the natural resources to flourish and strive as a state, saying it goes without saying that the creation of Anioma State would promote fair distribution of “our natural resources and enhance our legislative representative for our people.”

“I humbly appeal to all stakeholders, the Anioma traditional rulers council, the socio-cultural groups, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Anioma residents to set aside differences and unite in the cause.

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“This is a historic opportunity to bring equity, peace and justice to our people. Thank you so much. People of Anioma I greet you again. Thank you,” Daniels stated.

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“How I handle negative public criticisms” – Yemi Alade

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Renowned Nigerian singer Yemi Alade has shared insights into her approach to navigating the entertainment industry without being drawn into controversies.

The singer of ‘Johnny’ emphasized that she maintains a resilient stance against public opinion.

During the unveiling of her new album, ‘Rebel Queen,’ at a listening party in Lagos, Alade elaborated on how she deals with negative criticism:

“I don’t dwell on it too much. I focus on living my life fully because it’s the only one I have.”

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Alade added, “Whenever I encounter something that doesn’t resonate with me, I simply turn away and continue moving forward. Everyone is entitled to their opinions.”

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“Secretly helping family equals cheating in marriage” – Actress Mercy Gold

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Nollywood actress Mercy Gold Eberechi has shared a new perspective on what constitutes cheating in a marriage.

The rising star, through her Instagram page, stated that women assisting their families without their husband’s consent is also a form of cheating.

Gold emphasized that this is especially true if the husband has paid the bride price in full.

“Assisting your family secretly without your husband’s consent is also cheating in marriage if he paid your bride price in full,” she wrote.

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The post sparked various reactions from her followers:

Ugoeze_01 commented, “No son of a man will hold me back from helping my family because I am the breadwinner.”

Luchi Hairline responded, “Na wa o, what’s this now?”

Jnk Foods, Nwanyi Afiafemi stated, “It is not a gender thing. Both parties should be open about it, simple.”

Ijeoma wrote, “Daughter of Jezebel, look at her eyes.”

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Ig Fbb added, “Way too many rules in this marriage thing. Way too many rules for something that often doesn’t even work.”

Lanoire Ofe questioned, “And what about men who secretly give to their family without informing their wife?”

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