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Buhari, Obaseki, PMAN Mourn As Victor Uwaifo Dies At 80

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria have condoled with the family of late music maestro, Sir Victor Uwaifo, who died in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the age of 80.

 

 

Buhari said the late Uwaifo left a legacy of successes in many areas of life, including education and administration.

 

 

The music icon, whose hit tracks include Joromi and Mammy Water, was a multi-instrumentalist and renowned virtual artist.

 

 

 

One of his children, Peter ‘de Rock’ Uwaifo, broke the news of the demise of the professor of visual arts on his Facebook page on Saturday evening.

 

 

Though Peter did not disclose the cause of his father’s death, he expressed grief at the passing of the music star. He wrote, “Daddy, why did you leave us now? Prof Sir Victor Uwaifo has gone to rest. Black Saturday for me now. One week after collaborating with me.”

 

 

 

A statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was titled, ‘President Buhari mourns legendary music artiste, Sir Victor Uwaifo’.

 

 

 

It read in part, “The President joins the Nigerian music industry and performing artistes, home and abroad, in mourning the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism (Edo State), who was also the first musician and instrumentalist to be given a national honours merit, Member of the Order of the Niger, in 1983.

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The President believes the renowned musician, with global appeal and recognitions, lived for many firsts, which include an invitation to the State House by four presidents and heads of state, and winner of a gold disc in Africa for his song, ‘Joromi’, released in 1965 at the age of 24.”

 

 

He went on to pray for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for his many fans.

 

 

 

Expressing shock at the death of the icon who served as a commissioner under the administration of former governor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, Obaseki, in a statement titled, ‘Obaseki mourns death of legendary musician, Prof. Victor Uwaifo,’ said, “I received the news of the loss of legendary musician and art teacher, Prof Victor Uwaifo, with shock and sadness. He was talented, phenomenal and an illustrious son of Edo State who wowed the world with his array of skills, notably his music talent.

 

 

 

The state chapter of PMAN described the late musician as a great inspiration to others in the state. The state Chairman of the association, Eghe Nova, noted that ‘he inspired a lot of people’.

 

 

He was the most educated musician that we had so we had been using him to tell other musicians that musicians are not dropouts. At least, he was able to prove that. One doesn’t have to be a failure to go into music.”

 

 

PUNCH.

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Atorise Dazzles At Youth Corpers Orientation Camp

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The Ishagamu, Ogun State orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corp was agog Thursday night when Dr. Lanre Teriba a k a Atorise stormed the camp.

 

 

 

The Corps members who were having their social night came lively when the singing bird walked in at about 10:30pm and was welcomed by all the corps members and staff of the orientation camp with the Ogun state coordinator Dr Mrs Belinda Ameze in attendance.

 

 

Speaking, the state coordinator expressed surprise at the visit even as she mentioned that she has been hearing about the act for years and that she hasn’t set her eyes on him.

 

 

 

She described the Night as a night she will not forget so soon and she admonished that corps members always be good ambassadors of the their family and the nation in general

 

 

 

The star of the Night, Atorise, was presented with an award of recorgintion for his exploits in the field of gospel music and in the entertainment industry at large.

 

 

 

Receiving the award, Atorise advised the Batch B Stream 2 set that after passing through their various institutions and graduating, they should always be proud to defend their various courses and show the stuff they are made of.

 

 

He further implored them to be good in all they do.
The visit was rounded off with photo sessions between the Singer and corps members, amidst dancing and exchange of pleasantries.

 

 

 

 

 

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DJ Cuppy Reveals Reason Behind Her Single Status

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Popular Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Cuppy, has revealed the reason why she is still single. Dancing to Drake’s song, Way Too Sexy, the entertainer, via a video posted on her verified Instagram account, noted that her single status is because she is ‘way too sexy’.

 

 

 

She captioned the playful video, which also featured her two puppies, “I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason that I’m single is that I’m way TOO SEXY.”

 

 

Although in the past, the disc jockey had been romantically linked with Nigerian international footballer, Victor Anichebe, and talent manager, Asa Asika, in recent times, the singer has made it known via her social media accounts that she is not in a romantic relationship. 

 

 

 

Born Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola in 2014 she was the resident DJ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Durban.

 

 

In July 2014, she released House of Cuppy as her first compilation mix in London and Lagos, before launching it in New York on September 2, 2014. With House of Cuppy, she produced EDM-Esque remixes of songs by leading Afropop artists. In June 2015, Cuppy released House of Cuppy II.

 

 

In July 2018, Cuppy launched the Cuppy Foundation. In November 2019, the foundation organized the Gold Gala and raised over N5bn for the Save the Children initiative. Nigerian business Dangote and her father donated to the cause.

 

 

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Meet Adenike Animasahun, Fast Rising Teacher Turned Actor Goes To Location With Teniola

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Adenike Animashaun has just completed her new movie titled Teniola, a movie Content she has described as a master piece that would correct vices in the society that border on marital squabbles, especially in some homes of renowned men of God.

 

According to the Ekiti State based Nollywood Actor, she said, “This is a project I believed would go places and it will better the lives of so many out there that are suffering in silence.

 

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Teniola is a true life story of a man of God whose quest to serve God made him jettison his responsibility to his beautiful wife. The Pastor at a point had no time sexually for the wife again and the woman did seek solace elsewhere and trouble began in the house that used to be peaceful.”

 

 

Adenike said many out there would gain a lot by watching the movie from how the trouble began and how the family was able to settle their differences and putting it behind them.
Her sojourn in the movie world dated back to a decade ago when she wrote a story meant for book publication but she later turned it to a home movie.

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She said, “My quest for drama fell into place during my undergraduate days at the university. Being a language student, it’s paramount to take courses in drama, and we had drama classes almost all the sessions in school. One of my lecturers that handled the course was very good at it and this gingered my interest and here I am today. I have been in the industry for over a decade and to my name, I have five different movies.”

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Her first movie she titled Imado had Nollywood Actors based in Ekiti as major cast and in quick succession, she came up with another one titled Ogun Odun. This time, fellow actors that are veterans in the industry were called to location and this gave her a facelift in her career.

 

 

Adenike said, “Having discovered the passion and my love for movie making, this propelled me to visit Lagos and I went straight to Odunfa Caucus to polish the talent in me. I met Sunny Alli who introduced me to Alhaji Yinka Quadri, and the whole of Odunfa gave me the necessary support I needed and the story has been a great one today.”

 

 

Reacting to how she has been able to manage her profession as a teacher-cum-actor, she said, “Acting is more or less a holiday job to me. I love teaching and part of my plan is taking it further than being a classroom teacher in a secondary school to a lecturer. So, this I believe would tell people how much I love teaching as a profession.

 

“Meanwhile, acting is like a passion- something I do anytime we are on long vacation. To God be the glory, I have been able to do well despite having it as plan B in my thought.”

 

 

She stressed further that taking her location to Lagos for her movie, Teniola made it a much bigger project than the rest four she had done before now. She said, “Having to feature top stars like Yomi Fash-Lanso, Yetunde Wunmi, Bukky Biola, Ladi Foarin, Silver Animasahun, Funmi Ladepo and others gave the movie more plans and better prospect than the previous ones from my stable. Teniola is directed by Lekan Oropo, and all these are wonderful people that made my coming to Lagos to shoot a movie for the first time an act to remember.”

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Taking an insight into her new production, she said, “There is no crime if a woman begs her hubby for sex. I can beg my husband for sex, this is what many out there don’t do and in the cause of that, many have stooped so low sleeping with their security guards, neighbors and their drivers despite being married.

 

 

This was Teniola’s mistake and it almost ruined her home before something drastic was done to safe the situation. Women should stop dying in silence, do what will prevent your home from collapse and protect the future of your children. Talking to one’s partner is the best remedy in today’s marriage. There is always a big gain in talking to one another in a marriage; this and many more are the reality in Teniola.”

 

The Ebira born actress said she picked interest in Yoruba language right from her childhood. “I am from Kogi state, I am an Ebira lady by birth but my parents lived and had all their children in Yoruba land, hence we were given names in Yoruba and along the line, I married and have children for a Yoruba man.”

 

 

Her next movie according to her is Afusa Olofi. She said, she will be going back to location soon to shoot this breath-taking movie that will rule the entertainment industry.

 

 

“Afusa Olofi is another big one coming from me. It is a story that will give people another phase of deceit, intrigues in an educative and entertaining way.

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