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Toyin Abraham Launches Food Bank to Combat Hunger in Nigeria

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Nigerian actress Toyin Abraham launches a charitable food bank initiative to provide essential supplies and support to those in need, offering hope and dignity in the face of economic hardships.

Amidst the swirling economic turmoil and the biting sting of inflation in Nigeria, a ray of hope emerges from an unexpected quarter. Renowned for captivating audiences on the silver screen, Nigerian actress Toyin Abraham has taken a pivotal step towards alleviating the hunger crisis facing millions in her homeland. In a heartwarming display of empathy and action, Abraham has announced the launch of a charitable food bank initiative, aiming to provide sustenance and support to those ensnared by poverty’s tight grip.

The Genesis of a Lifeline

Revealed through a heartfelt announcement on her X page, Toyin Abraham’s initiative is more than a mere act of charity; it is a beacon of solidarity. Collaborating with a close-knit group of friends who share her passion for making a difference, Abraham has devised a plan to distribute essential food supplies and provide a modest sum of N5,000 for transportation every Friday to 50 individuals. This initiative is not just about the food or the money; it’s about restoring dignity and hope to those who have been rendered voiceless by the harsh realities of economic hardship.

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A Closer Look at the Crisis

The backdrop of this philanthropic endeavor is a Nigeria grappling with severe economic challenges. With over 26 million citizens uncertain about their next meal, the specter of hunger looms large, casting a long shadow over the nation. Children, the most vulnerable of all, face the dire threat of malnutrition and associated health complications. The Nigerian Red Cross Society, in partnership with Ecobank, has also stepped up, aiming to feed 5,000 households and provide cash assistance amidst rising fuel prices and hyperinflation. Toyin Abraham’s initiative is a vital addition to these efforts, targeting the very heart of the crisis with a personal touch that only someone who understands the people’s plight can offer.

Logistics and Beyond: The Path Forward

Detailed in a flyer alongside her announcement, Abraham outlines the logistics of her food bank’s operation, emphasizing transparency and accountability. The initiative is poised to not only address the immediate needs of hunger and transportation but also to inspire a wave of similar actions across the nation and beyond. It’s a testament to the power of collective action and the impact one individual, backed by a community of like-minded friends, can have on the lives of many.

As this initiative unfolds, it stands as a reminder of the resilience and generosity inherent within the human spirit. Toyin Abraham, through her actions, challenges each of us to look beyond our own immediate circumstances and consider how we, too, can contribute to alleviating the suffering around us. In a world often divided by differences, efforts like Abraham’s food bank serve as a unifying force, reminding us of our shared humanity and the profound difference compassion can make.

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Nollywood full of evil people – Angela Okorie

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Actress, Angela Okorie, has said that the country’s entertainment industry is filled with evil people.

Okorie, who has been having a running battle with her colleague, Zubby Michael, stated that she would soon reveal all that transpired between them.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said, “Zubby did me evil, and he has done it many times. I am going to spill it all soon, so that people can know. A lot of things have been happening in the industry, and if God should open your eyes to see them, you will be shocked. That is why I keep telling people to pray and ask God to open their eyes to see the things happening around them; so they can know who is with them and who is against them.

“We keep hearing of many people dying from one sickness or another. But, most of those sicknesses are actually not the kind that should kill people quickly. But in recent times, if someone mentions that they are sick, before long, they would have died.”

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Okorie added that she only depended on God for her protection. She said, “I am protected by God Almighty.”

She also stated that she was aware that some of the people around her who acted as friends had wicked intentions towards her. She said, “Recently, a lot has been happening, and God has been revealing a lot of evil people that have been around me for a long time. Mind you, I have been poisoned before, but because my mission on earth is not done, God won’t let them kill me. Nollywood is a place where people come to showcase their talents, but evil people have turned it to their coven. There are a lot of things that they are doing that are taking innocent lives.”

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Sydney Talker calls for support as singer Khaid battles illness

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Nigerian comedian and social media influencer Sydney Talker has urged support and prayers for the ailing singer, Khaid.

The young rapper was rushed to the hospital due to complications from internal bleeding.

Videos circulating online depicted the singer being transported into a hospital room, surrounded by medical staff.

Taking to the popular micro-blogging platform X, Sydney Talker reached out to his followers, appealing for prayers for Khaid‘s recovery.

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Despite not providing any specific updates on the singer’s condition, Sydney emphasized the importance of collective prayers.

“Let’s pray for Khaid. He needs our prayers right now,” Sydney tweeted.

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Davido launches Nine+ Records with UnitedMasters

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Grammy-nominee, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has partnered with a US distribution company, UnitedMasters, to launch a new label, Nine+ Records.

According to DMW label boss in an interview with Billboard, he aims to expand the label beyond Afrobeats to reach global audiences.

Davido also cited his passion for nurturing emerging talent and addressing the challenges of young artistes in the music industry as motivations for the partnership.

“Oh yeah, everything. R&B, trap, etc. Obviously, I am going to start in Africa, but I can see us going all the way,” he said.

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“There is one thing that I will always love, which is nurturing new talent…Sometimes, you do not have anybody to advise you on how to move and get good paperwork done.

“I just felt like that was one thing Steve Stoute represents, and that is helping the artistes and making sure they know the best option when it comes to business.”

The news of the partnership was also shared by United Masters via their official Instagram page in what they termed a “groundbreaking collaboration with Davido”.

In the press release, United Masters called the partnership transformative for the African music industry that will see one of the continent’s most influential figures propel the careers of emerging artists to unprecedented heights.

Although Nine+ Records has not yet unveiled any artistes, Steve Stoute, chief executive of UnitedMasters, disclosed that his inspiration for the label emerged during the 2023 UnitedMasters SelectCon, where he and Davido forged a connection.

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The music executive also emphasised his commitment to empowering Davido and the label’s future endeavors.

“We are here to bring that structure and funding so he can do what he has to do,” he said.

“If I can get him in the room with the producers and the artistes, and I can get it out the room, that is my job. To get in the room and to get out.”

Davido established DMW, his music label, in April 2016.

The label has served as home to music talents such as Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Dremo.

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In March, Davido rebranded his label to DMW 2.0 and unveiled two new artistes — Morravey and Logos Olori.

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