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Mike Abdul Exposes Midnight Crew !

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MIKE ABDUL is a songwriter, singer ,music producer and member of the popular MIDNIGHT CREW.

In this interview with Thepage, the gospel crooner reveals what makes him a solid star and made a revelation about Midnight Crew.

Q: How long have you been in this profession.

A: I started singing professionally since the 8th of November 2001.

Q: can you say you have attained mastery in art of  music.

I keep working on myself. I have not reached perfection so i keep doing my best, keep reinventing MIKE ABDUL.

Mike Abdul

Q: Tell us about your struggle and developmental process.

A:Our industry like every other industry comes with challenges; creating ideas, developing the ideas into songs, interpreting the ideas with melodies, making the music paint your thoughts into a beautiful piece of artwork and promoting your works to your target audience per time. Every struggle is a department of its own.

Q:Are you on  a record label?

A: I’m a RECORD LABEL founder, SPAGHETTI RECORDS was founded on the 12th of June 2012 and we’re blessed with 3 artists; Mike Abdul, Monique and A’DAM.

Q: As an independent artist, how challenging has it been for you since you are the one picking the bills

A: As an independent artist, you should treat yourself as an organisation and divide that organisation into departments. Develop systems that run each department and do the work one step at a time. If all you think of is how to foot the bills, you’ve just created a mountain of obstacles for yourself.

Q:Would you like to attain greatness as an independent artist, or signed to a record label.

A:Being signed to a RECORD LABEL is same as being signed into an employment.  You are signed to work. The only difference is that yOu can now do your work through an existing working system. you’re not signed into wealth, you’re signed to work.

Q:Which of your songs would you like people to download?

A: All my sOngs of course but for the purpose of this interview, I’ll say KOREDE bY Mike Abdul.

Mike Abdul

Q: Can you share the download or streaming link for the audio or video?

KOREDE bY Mike Abdul is on iTunes and also on BOOMPLAY Music::

KOREDE bY Mike Abdul also has a vidEo oN YouTube .

Q: Tell us what keeps you going.

A:THE jOy of GOD keeps me. I beLieve GOD iS THE beginning and ending of all things. A deliberate relationship with GOD iS SUPER COOL.

Q:what advice do you have for Independent artists like you, what pit falls should they avoid.

A:Trust GOD with all your heart, do not lean on yOur understanding. Get the understanding and get GOD. Those that know their GOD are wise.

Q: What do we expect from pastor Mike soon?

A: More songs, more videos and more events.

Midnight Crew

Q:, let talk on Mid Night Crew, whats  cooking?

A: We’re on some projects. We’re not talking about it yet.

By; Faleye Oluwatosin

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Nollywood actor allegedly Abducts, Defiles 14yr-Old Girl In Canaanland

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While Nigerians are still grappling with a popular Nollywood actor’s alleged defilement case in court and the rude shock that accompanied it, an unpopular actor may be walking the route of spotlight without paying his due.

 

 

Aliu Oladele Gafar, a filmmaker and chief executive of Main Page Concept, a feature film and television production company, has been accused of allegedly abducting a 14year old girl and took sexual advantage of same.

 

The girl, Aina Bolarinwa, went missing late on Thursday evening, July 29, 2021, in Sango area of Ogun State and investigations by the her guardians revealed that she was in the movie maker’s custody till the following day.

 

 

It was shocking to realise that contrary to the dictates of the producer of Peregun’s profession, the girl was not scripting nor acting; the actor allegedly used her to satisfy his sexual desire.

 

 

Peregun, which featured the producer himself, Ibrahim Chata, Yewande Odukoya, Dupe Jaiyesinmi and many others, boasted of being selected for the New York Independent Cinema Awards, according to a July 10, 2021 post by the producer on his Facebook account.

 

 

“It’s PEREGUN year … I’m honored and excited… New York Independent Cinema Awards selected PEREGUN to be included in festival…. Alhamdulilahi 🙏🙏❤️❤️ Thank you all for the love … Second selection of the month ❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸,” he wrote excitedly.

 

 

Either due to the excitement or a way to boost his chances at the awards, Gafar allegedly decided to defile an underage girl in his house behind the popular Canaanland, the campus of Winners’ Chapel (Living Faith Church), an Evangelical megachurch in Ota, Ogun State.

 

 

According to the victim’s foster mum, Oluwakemi Sunday, who narrated the girl’s ordeal to Freelanews’ correspondent, Ade Oluwaferanmi, it was confirmed that the filmmaker, who is popularly known as Boda Ali in Peace Estate, Zone 4 Arobieye, abducted the girl.

 

 

“In the evening of Thursday, July 9, 2021, my daughter, Aina, said she wanted to go and fetch water at Boda Ali’s house and I told her not to go as it was already late. I instructed her to do that the following morning before going to work. Boda Ali usually allowed the community to fetch water for free in his compound.

 

 

“She then returned the bucket and went outside to monitor a small shop I operate outside the house with her sister. We usually close the shop around 10pm daily.

 

 

“According to the story her sister later told me, while at the shop, Boda Ali came around and beckoned her over. Aina went to him and they started chatting. Suddenly, they disengaged when they noticed that someone was approaching and Aina returned to the shop where I sell breads and other petty things.

 

 

“Later around 10:30pm, Boda Ali called Aina again when the coast was clear and they continued their discussion before Aina returned to the shop.

 

 

“A friend’s daughter, who was on her way to buy something at my shop, later told me she had to run back out of fear when she saw someone hiding in push, whispering ‘Aina, se kia! Aina, se kia!’ (Aina, hurry up!)

 

 

“She went back home to call her sister to accompany her because she was afraid of someone hiding in the bush around Aina’s house. On getting to the spot, they realised it was Boda Ali who they greeted and they all went their ways,” Oluwakemi narrated.

 

 

Freelanews corespondent, Oluwaferanmi, was informed that when Aina’s foster mum became worried when she suddenly realised Aina was not in the house sleeping with her siblings.

 

 

She told us that she went to outside to wake her to lock the shop and come inside thinking maybe she must have slept off.

 

 

“I was initially annoyed and sat in front of the house waiting for her, wondering when she started being wayward.

 

 

“While waiting, I saw Boda Ali who greeted me and walked on. Few minutes later, he walked past the shop on his return journey,” the foster mum, who didn’t see anything strange in that at the time, narrated.

 

 

After a long wait and no signs of Aina, she placed a call across to her own friend whose children are also Aina’s friends to find out from them if they had seen Aina; their responses were negative.

 

 

“On Friday’s morning, I went to the woman again and told her the girl didnt sleep at home. The woman now called her children, who later told us they saw Boda Ali hiding in the push and whispering Aina hurry up. And my daughter, who was with Aina at the shop also claimed that she called Aina twice when she was chatting with Boda Ali because it was getting late but she didn’t answer her.

 

 

“So I went to Boda Ali’s house and asked him if he had seen Aina because she came to fetch water yesterday. And he replied that he had not and wondered why she wouldn’t return home ‘when she is not a small girl; a girl of 16 to 17years old’.

 

 

“I told him that Aina may be endowed with breasts but she is just 14years old,” Oluwakemi countered Gafar.

 

 

So immediately, the filmmaker volunteered to search for the missing child with the mum while he kept comforting her to calm down that he was convinced Aina was okay.

 

 

“I hope you have not raised alarm,” Gafar allegedly asked the mum and she answered that she had not.

 

 

Late in the evening of Thursday, the physically depreciated Aina was seen wondering along the road far away from her home when a bike headlight shone on her and a friend of the mum recognised her.

 

 

“My friend brought her back to the community and I was sad to see how haggard she was looking,” she explained.

 

 

Aina narrated how Gafar lured her into his house and disflowered her forcefully.

 

 

“I’m appealing to the relevant authority to please come to our aid and ensure that justice is served,” Oluwakemi wailed.

 

 

According to our correspondent following up on the case, Freelanews can confirm that movie maker has been missing since the case leaked and calls made to his number didn’t connect as at the time of publishing this report.

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UBA’s RED Radio, Another Innovative To Bring People Together

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AFTER recording massive success with REDTV, Nigeria’s United Bank for Africa, UBA is set to replicate similar feat with RED Radio.

 

 

The development is a further demonstration of the bank’s unalloyed commitment to ensuring premium services as well as reaffirming its dominance in Nigeria and across Africa.

 

 

The decision to kick off a radio arm is on the heels of the innumerable success that REDTV has recorded with countless globally respected, first rate productions that have been churned out under the supervision of Bola Atta, executive producer, REDTV and UBA’s Group Director for Marketing and Corporate Communications.

 

 

Only recently, REDTV’s ‘The Men’s Club’ emerged winner of Gage’s Award for Web Series of the Year 2020. A testament to the expertise and quality of production, supervised by Atta.

 

 

Following a thorough audit by the organisers of the awards, TMC which was nominated alongside four other popular online shows, clinched the award and was announced as the winner in an elaborate virtual event which was held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

 

 

As technology continues to drive innovation, the broadcast media, especially radio, is also devising ways to make the radio experience worthwhile for listeners. And RED Radio is positioned to offer the sterling experience.

 

 

In its short existence, RED Radio has positioned itself as one distinctive radio platform known for creativity, innovation, uniqueness, and style.

 

 

The RED Radio routinely broadcasts to several thousands of unique listeners on live web traffic throughout existence in several countries across Africa and the world.

 

 

Atta says the RED Radio, which is available 24/7, is a dynamic and creative online radio channel, that provides round-the-clock informative and entertaining content while striving to bring out the best of Africa.

 

 

She also explained that the platform is an affirmation of the leading role that UBA is playing in the innovative space on the African continent as the bank keeps seeking more ways to reach out to and galvanise people.

 

 

“RED Radio can be described as a meeting place. It is an avenue to discuss all kinds of issues that affect the youths on the continent, whether it be business-related, health, relationships, sports, lifestyles, anything,” she began.

 

 

Continuing, Atta says, “As we bring people together, we also entertain them with music from across the continent.’ ‘it’s such a cool and diverse platform with shows in different languages to appeal to a wide section of listeners. I leave it on quietly on my iPad constantly, catching up with anything I have missed.’

 

 

Noting that radio plays a critical part in the development of a country and the continent at large, Atta says RED Radio would leave nothing to chance but contribute positively to the course.

 

 

One of the flagships shows on RED Radio that has been getting positive reviews includes the ‘Barbershop Chronicles,’ a talk show featuring Shody, Sess, Alhaji Popping, and Femisoro. For the programme, the four co-hosts discuss life matters from the perspective of men.

 

 

Another programme that is fast becoming rave of the moment is the ‘Diary of an Africana.’ The programme follows the journey of a young African woman as she manoeuvres through various obstacles whilst she explores her true self.

 

 

‘The Red Pill,’ is another programme whose format provides exciting news and music from the Congo.

 

 

Beyond lip service, the bank, which is known for its culture of excellent service, has continuously innovated all of its business segments, whilst delivering top-notch operational efficiencies and best-in-class customer service. In recent time, the reward for creating such superior value has come in form of customer satisfaction and numerous local and international awards, thus consolidating their leadership position in Africa. For the bank, those awards are evidence of the diligent execution of its strategic initiatives geared towards customer service fulfillment.

 

 

There is no gain saying that over the years the bank which is passionate about customer satisfaction has proven to be in the forefront of numerous cutting edge innovations in a bid to effectively satisfy its increasingly growing customer base, placing it ahead of its contemporaries in terms of innovation and overall customer well-being.

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Van Vicker Finally Bags Varsity Degree — 24 Years After Secondary Education

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Van Vicker, the multiple award-winning Ghanaian actor, has finally bagged a university degree — about 24 years after completing senior secondary school.

 

The 43-year-old movie director, who is a renowned face in Nollywood, took to his Instagram page to recount the touching tale of his educational journey.

He said while his secondary schoolmates were enrolling at the tertiary institution in 1997, his single mother couldn’t afford to send him to school.

 

He also accompanied the post with a photo in which he could be seen wearing a graduation robe of the African University College of Communication (AUCC).

 

 

Vicker said he bagged first-class honours in Strategic Communications and was named the overall best in his set.

 

 

“21 years later, here I stand before you with 3 achievements during my graduation; to God be the glory. 1. 1st class honors. 2. Best Student in Strategic communication. 3. Best Communication Student Award,” the actor wrote.

 

“The above is within the context of my 2021 post on social media and is in no way presumptuous but uprightly to inspire. I could not enroll at a tertiary institution in 1997 because my single mother did not have the funds.

 

“If free SHS was available back in the day, most likely I would have graduated in 2000/2001. My career took off and I have been blessed but as someone who relishes education getting that degree was just a matter of time.

 

 

“I complete my Masters program this December and I am sorely motivated and committed to going even beyond, God willing. I thank all those who supported me and are supporting me during this journey.”

 

Vicker has appeared in hundreds of films including ‘My Soul Mate’, ‘Heart of Fire’, ‘Popular King’, ‘Gambling with Marriage’, ‘Harvest of Love’, ‘Stolen Will’, ‘The Joy of a Prince’, ‘Discovered’, ‘The Kingdom’ and ‘Against The Law’.

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