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Jay Z Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, Obama Gives Intro Speech

Rapper Jay Z, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, yesterday June 15, making him the first rapper to be inducted into the prestigious group. The Brooklyn wordsmith will join the likes of Ira Gershwin, John Lennon, Elton John, and Lionel Richie, after being handpicked by his peers. Jay Z who has been in the rap game since 1996, has 21 Grammys and 13 solo No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200. Former US president, Barack Obama took out time to praise and congratulate him for his induction and called him the ‘Greatest Rapper of all time’. Baby Face, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were among the inductees who received the honor. Jay Z took to his twitter account to thank his fans. #jayz #mrcarter #songwritershalloffame2017 #rapper #eltonjohn #johnlennon Read more

World Boxing Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is Coming to Nigeria

World Boxing Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August.

The tour is being organized by the Director of Peel Aston Global, Khomeini Bukhari, who explained that the boxing champion would attend a charity boxing match, Inspire Nigeria 2017.

The British-Nigerian boxer will also visit the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states.

He will also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Khomeini Bukhari said. “This event is part of his (Joshua’s) social corporate responsibility and duty to give back to Nigeria, where he is the son of the soil. Part of the tour will be to visit the Presidency, some state governors, as well as pay his respect to royal fathers,” he said.

Bukhari also explained that the charity boxing match will hold at the Eko Hotel Lagos and the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja where he would take questions from the audience.

Bukhari, in an emailed statement on Wednesday, said arrangements had been concluded for the boxing champion’s homecoming.

He explained that the Inspire Nigeria 2017 is a platform for Joshua to encourage Nigerian youths that their dreams and aspirations are achievable and that there is hope for them.
#anthonyjoshua #atriptonigeria #worldchampion #boxingchampion Read more

It’s Going Down – the Mayweather McGregor Fight is On

The long awaited and much talked about boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor has now been made official and fixed for August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. Mayweather confirmed the fight on his Instagram account as he shared a video poster of both fighters with the caption, “It’s official”. Then a few minutes later, McGregor tweeted ‘the fight is on’ posting a picture of himself next to one of Mayweather’s father Floyd Mayweather Sr. #floydmayweather #conormcgregor #lasvegas #tmt Read more

How Lola Omolola Started FIN – The Secret Facebook Group of Nigerian Women

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg received Lola Omolola, Chicago-based Nigerian founder of Facebook group, Females In Nigeria (FIN) at Facebook Headquarters on Tuesday, June 6th.

Taking to his page, Zuckerberg wrote that he will be meeting with Omolola and some administrators of top Facebook groups in Chicago later this month for the first ever Facebook Communities Summit.

His full post below:
“I’m heading to Chicago later this month for our first ever Facebook Communities Summit with a few hundred of our top Facebook group admins.

For the past decade, Facebook has been focused on making the world more open and connected — and we’re always going to keep doing that. But now it’s clear we have to do more. We also need to bring people closer together and build common understanding. One of the best ways to do that is by helping people build community, both in the physical world and online.

I’ve written and talked about these themes throughout this year — especially in my community letter in February and at Harvard Commencement last month. This summit will be the next chapter and we’ll discuss more of what we’re building to empower community leaders to bring the world closer together.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been meeting group admins across the country who are building meaningful communities on Facebook and will be at the summit.

This photo is with Lola, who lives in Chicago and is originally from Nigeria.
Two years ago, she founded a secret Facebook group called Female IN, or FIN. It’s a no-judgment space where more than a million women come to talk about everything from marriage and sex to health issues and work problems — and it’s helping end the culture of silence that exists for women in some parts of the world.

I’m looking forward to meeting more admins like Lola and talking about how we can help them do even more to build community. I’ll share more info on the summit as we get closer, and I’ll stream the event live from my profile later this month.#facebook #facebookceo #markzuckerberg #fin #femalesinnigeria #lolaomolola Read more

Barclays English Premier League’s 2017/2018 Fixtures Released

August is around the corner again even though it is still two months out but believe me when I say it will be upon us before a blink. The tussle and tussle of Premier League beckons again and knowing that Nigerians mostly love to watch the EPL, hence I’m bringing you the released fixtures of 2017/2018 tournament.. Premier League champions Chelsea will begin the defense of their title at home against Burnley. The new Premier League season will kick-off on the weekend of August 12-13 2017 as Antonio Conte’s men will want to start the new season on a good note.
Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace. Arsenal who are the reigning FA Cup champions and will start their own season with a tough duel against former League champions Leicester City at the Emirates.

Above is the complete fixtures for the opening day Sunday 12th August 2017. Read the complete s Read more

Aisha Buhari Wasn’t Permitted to see her Husband, President Buhari, on Last Trip to London

According to reports from Sahara Reporters, Naija’s First Lady did not get to see her husband on her most recent trip to London. SH notes –

In the stunning disclosure, the sources affirmed that the president has been kept away] from several of his aides and even those bodyguards who supposedly traveled with him.

🤔  If true, something seems wayyyy off about that, no?

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Are Really Getting Serious; Khloe is off Birth Control!

On the season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe told her sisters she and her boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson, are ready to start a family. She said;
“Tristan and I definitely talk about starting a family. He wants to have five or six kids with me and that’s lovely. We could start at one and we could grow from there. But now knowing I’m not on birth control is just like—it’s scary. It’s like a really big step.” #khloekardashian #tristanthompson #clevelandcavaliers #kuwtk Read more

Floyd Mayweather Postpones Trip to Nigeria, Indefinitely

American boxer and retired world welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather, 40, was expected to arrive Nigeria today for his first ever trip to West Africa.

We can now confirm that the trip has been postponed indefinitely. investigations revealed that the retired boxing champion choose only to fly to Nigeria in his private jet however he couldn’t secure the necessary flight and route permits in time to make the trip.

Mayweather and Zinni media Group who solely organized the much anticipated African tour of the Retired boxer are yet to make an official statement. #tmt #floydmayweather #boxingchampion #privatejet #zinnimedia Read more

Lil Kesh No Fake Love

NEW MUSIC: Lil Kesh Speaks on Fake Love in the Industry & Drops New Single – No Fake Love

YBNL artist, Lil Kesh, recently chatted about all the fake love in Nigeria’s music industry and how he’s not a fan and keeps his circle of friends small. Then he dropped his latest single, No Fake Love, which is available for listen and download below.

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