Tuesday, 31 May 2016


He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Read: Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
The New Testament is full of accounts of people who were healed, just to convince us that healing is possible through Christ Jesus. There is so much virtue, glory and power in the name of Jesus. Everyone who had an encounter with that Name or with His person never remained the same, irrespective of the degree of their sicknesses. All things are possible through the name of Jesus (Mathew 19:26). Through the name of Jesus there is so much power to overcome all forms of sickness and infirmities.
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow." Philippians 2:9-10
If only you will see that Jesus has paid the whole price for our redemption so that we might be free from all sicknesses, then you can boldly accept the fact that Jesus is the source of life. The Lord Jesus gave to us through salvation; life, health, peace and so much abundance. He Himself took all our infirmities and bore our sicknesses. He is always willing to do things to manifest His Word, and to let us know a measure of the mind of God towards us.
If you are in need of one miracle of healing or the other, or you have been afflicted with all manner of sicknesses, the Lord will show forth His perfect cleansing and healing power in your life. All you need is to have faith in Jesus. Peter and John were helpless and uneducated, but the fact remains that they had been with Jesus and they knew practically what His name was capable of doing. They told the man at the beautiful gate to stand up and walk and the man received his healing immediately. There is someone reading this devotional this morning, it doesn't matter how helpless or hopeless your medical report has indicated, the Lord will change your story in Jesus’ name. Through the name of Jesus, the incurable can be healed. Through His name, the lame will walk and the blind will see. Through His name, lepers have been miraculously cleansed. In this world of ours, where new diseases are always surfacing and doctors sometimes cannot identify them, you need to rely absolutely on the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. He is able to heal those who are broken hearted and destroy all satanic forces. Through faith in His name, deliverances become a daily occurrence.
“They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:18
By the special grace of God, Jesus Christ had become my personal physician since I came to the knowledge of this truth. This is why every time I have the opportunity to minister to people, I just follow the instructions of my faithful physician and allow Him to glorify Himself. I don't bother myself about how the healing will take place; I just do as He commands.
One major cause of sickness is sin. If you live a life that is pleasing to God, sickness will never find a place in your body. It doesn't matter how many people are falling sick around you, the promises of God to keep His children from being affected with what affects others is kept intact. If you are allowing sin into your life, then you are sending an invitation to sicknesses because sin and sicknesses are related. Repent today and follow the path of life. When we turn back to the Lord, our nations and immediate communities become healed and free from every satanic influence.
Father, destroy every root of sickness in my body, soul and spirit in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 12-13 and Ecclesiastes 1:5-11

Tears of joy as 80-year-old woman gets car gift from Bro Joshua Iginla

She could not hide her happiness as she shed tears of joy, and with a trembling voice expressed her joy and excitement. The story is short: The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla, recently made a mess of the popular saying that life begins at 40 for an 80-year-old woman, Madam Christiana Edegi, when he gave the octogenarian a brand new saloon car during his birthday.

Unlike others who were presented with various gifts, Mama's case was unique. According to what Omonaijablog gathered exclusively, Mama, who attends the church once told the man of God that, "Man of God, I'm praying for you. God will always give you more grace and enablement."

On the said day, Pastor Iginla acknowledged Mama's comment but Mama has continued with her daily supplication until recently that her persistence paid off.

Surprisingly, during the celebration, Madam Christiana was called out in church amidst admiration for this singular act. She was celebrated and a brand new saloon car was handed over to her. 

She wasn't the only one who was gifted with brand new cars. Pastor Iginla also gave out 32 cars, of which 16 were SUVS, money running into several millions of naira to the aged, widows, orphanages, and scholarships to orphans from nursery school to university. 

He gave six Nollywood actors – Jide Kosoko, Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Osondu, Thelma Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle, popularly known as Babaluwe – Hummer Jeeps, Mercedes G-Wagon and Mercedes CLS 550. 

Artisans got generators and cash gifts, while widows got deep freezers, rice, and cash gifts ranging from N150,000 to N1.5 million.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Third edition of Motivational Awards gathers momentum

The third edition of the Prestigious Motivational Awards is is gathering momentum. Categories and nominees list for this year has also been released. Below are the nominees for various categories;

                       Motivational Awards On Public Service Category:
“Best Performing Governor of the year
Professor Ben Ayede.      Cross River State
Comrade Adams Oshoimole.   Edo State
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.    Delta State

”Best Supportive First Lady
Mrs Olufunso Amosun      Ogun State
Mrs Lara Oshoimole     Edo State
Dame Edith Okowa     Delta State

                       Motivational Awards On Personality Category:
‎”Outstanding Hero of th year
Chief Ernest Uzokwe
Mr Wafailu Bello
Mr Muneer Bankole

”Most Enterprising Igbo Legend
Chief Innocent Chukwuma – Innoson
Chief Victor Umeh – Ohamadike ndi igbo
Mr Cosmas Maduka – Coscharis

”Most Dynamic person of the year
Hon Mrs Rita Mmaduagwu –
Mr Kumar
M‎rs Rose Mordi

‎”Icon of Inspiration
Femi Otedola
Dr. Nkem Okeke
Jacky Athiramani

”Hero of Empowerment
Rasheed Adejare Olaoluwa
Hon. Sergious Oguns
Aminu Tambuwal

‎”Visionary Man of the year
Hon. Anthony Umera Onyima
Mr Deepanjan Roy
Chief Annie Okonkwo

‎”Innovative Man of the year
Chief Akagbogu
Dr. Bath of Chellarams
Chief Emeka Offor

                                  Motivational Awards On Sports Category
‎”Most Decorated Nigeria Player
Peter Rufai
Kanu Nwankwo
Victor Ikpeba

”Best Footballer of the year
Emmanuel Emenike
Vincent Enyema
Ahmed Musa

                                   Motivational Awards On Academics Category
‎”Distinguished Achiever
Afe Babalola
Engr. Gasper
Prof. Ibidabo Obe
                                   Motivational Awards On Company Category
‎”Most Consolidated Company
Mikano Plc
Nigeria Breweries Plc
Artee Industries Limited

”Most Acceptable Brand
Slot Phones
Nutricima Plc
Axin Industrial Technology

Best Telecommunication Company of the year
                                   Motivational Awards On Entertainment Category:
‎”Best Comedian of the year

”Best On Air personality
Godwin……        of Naija Fm
Mannie Essien.    of Cool fm
Mc Ice water Aruocha.   of Eko fm

”Most humble celebrity of the year
Korede Bello
Kiss Daniel
Adekunle Gold

”Best music Act of the year
Visit our website @ www.motivationalawards.net and vote for your preferred candidate by clicking on the nominees. Also like our face book page motivational awards  n send your message ‎to motivational award@gmail.com

"Alaba marketers, CD rights only will make you broke for long" Movie producer David Newke warns

How do you feel when you spend your fortune to execute a project only to be cornered and short-changed? Well, this has been the major headache of independent movie producers in Nigeria.
They have been crying foul on the activities of the Alaba, Lagos marketers who will take a multi-million movie projects for peanuts and still sit on the little that is meant for the movie producer.
David Newke is one of those producers whose this ugly incidence has seriously affected. He opened up to Vnolly all about the gimmicks of these Alaba marketers and many more in thise exclusive interview...

Omonaija : Can we meet you?
David: My name is Nweke David.

Omonaija : What do you do?
David:  I am a Nollywood director, producer and an actor.

Omonaija : For how long have you been working as a producer?

David: I came into entertainment industry first as an a hip hop artist. I did some songs then and I also featured Solidstar of Archivers music in one of my songs which enjoyed  massive air play in many radio stations and at Alaba international market.
But I joined movie productions in the year 2011.

Omonaija : Why do you decided to come into Nollywood?

David : I left music then because I have so much love for movie but I just said let me try music first since I love entertainment generally but, my love for movie made me leave music.

Omonaija : Does that means you are in Nollywood for the business part of it. Just because you know you can make more money from it?

David: Not really but its among the reasons. I am on it because I fell in love with it when I was a child watching living in bondage and others then. All these made me love movie.

Omonaija: How would you describe the industry since you joined in 2011?


David: I will describe Nollywood as a child that is growing very fast. I joined in 2011 as a novice but I took it professionally the year 2015 from October. As a matter of fact in year 2012 I produced and directed my first movie "Reckless lives" featuring Francis Odega. Nollywood has done well and has also made many people what they are today.

Omonaija :  Within that short time, what were the challenges you have noticed as a producer?

David: My brother finance has been my greatest challenge because our Alaba marketers were not helping the matter at all.
As a matter of fact, I will say the movie marketers in Nigeria does not want the independent producers like us to grow.

Omonaija : How?

David: Because you will spend money making movies only for the marketers to price the movie below what you spent.
And if  you eventually give them the movie at that lower price they won't pay the money in cash.
Instead they will split  the money in such a way that the money won't  be useful for the producer again.

Omonaija : Have you had such experience of recent?

David : As a producer and director I have done like 17 movies and all in the market. But, the last two I did were "IBU Workshop and Papa Do Something."

As we are talking now, IBU Workshop that I produced in august last year, the marketer is still owning me money for it. We are talking of hundreds of thousand naira here.

Omonaija : Why do you produce new movies and give marketers who are owing you?

David : The funniest aspect of it is that it is not the same marketer all the time.
I have tried like three marketers and they all have the same story.

Omonaija: So,why not try and produce a cinema rated movie that won't go through marketers?

David: That will be in my plan for next year.

Omonaija : Where and how do you source for funds to produce movies when marketers were not encouraging you?

David: Its only by the grace of God.But now I think the media is helping.

Omonaija : What complain do Alaba marketers always give for not paying up?

David: They always say there is bad market.

Omonaija : What do they mean by bad market?

David: They will say the market is dull that the movie did not sell well. All of them keep saying the same thing all the time but, its all lies.

Omonaija : Since you started when would you say was the best moment career wise?

David: I will surely say this year because i'm seeing a great future ahead.

Omonaija : What were the projects you have embarked on this year that is giving you such hope ?

David: None. But plans are down already for the year and it will kick off in two weeks time.
I will be shooting my first Igbo movie. The first ever in my life and trust me is going to be a great one because, I have been planning it for the past three months.

Omonaija : Who were those actors (both male and female) that you will like to work with but you have not been able to do so?

David: Patience OZokwo. I have discussed with her already And I will be working with her this year.
Others are Osita Iheme, Zubby Michael my friend since 2011, Chiwetalu agu and many others. Out of 100 supper stars in Nollywood I have worked with like 70 percent, soon I will make it 100 percent by the grace of God.

Omonaija : What advice do you have for other aspiring producers most especially relating to their movie distribution?

David: My advice for up coming producers is that they should not rush into movie making projects so that they won't lose their money.
They should take their time to plan well before going to location and they should also get the people that knows what production is all about to work with, so that they can produce good movie that can pass Dstv mark.
They should not hope on Alaba or CD right only. So that they won't get broke for a long time.

Pictures from RCCG Grace House Parish 7th Year Anniversary

Sunday May 29, 2016 was a day the whole member of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace House Parish, Jesus Embassy Area, Alagbole Ogun State will live to remember as their 3-day power packed 7th year anniversary of God’s glory and faithfulness came to a climax. 
The anniversary with the theme "O God of perfection" ( PS 50 v3) which also see the completion of an ultra modern 2,000 seater auditorium for the church lived to its billings.
Pastor Rotimi P. Adegborioye, who is the Assistant Provincial Pastor In Charge of Province (APPICP) led other ministers of God like; Pastor Gbenga Olaniran, the Pastor in charge of Area, Pastor Kayode Ibitoye (the first pastor of the church), pastor Tosin Daodu, and many other anointed men of God to the church auditorium for the celebration.
Here are the pictures from the 3- day event;


(Photos) ‎Actress Georgina Ibeh celebrates birthday with stunning pictures

It was a day like no other for fast rising Nollywood actress, Georgina Ibeh, as she added another year to her years yesterday May 29, 2016.
From Ngor okpala, Imo state, the beautiful, busty, fair and plus size movie interpreter who read Public Administration at The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, owerri, Imo State after her Secondary school at Penny International College in Surulere, Lagos State is elated. 
She sent in her exclusive birthday pictures to yours truely Omonaijablog. 
Georgina has acted in movies like; Malaysian Money, MURDER At Prime Suites, The Brotherhood, The King's Instructions and University Mafians amongst many others.
She was also in movie series like; 2sides of a coin and Godwin (by wale Adenuga).
We at Omonaijablog says congratulations Georgina.
You can follow her Instagram handle @georginaibeh

More pictures after the cut;

Sunday, 29 May 2016



Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother
had not died. John 11:21

Read: John 11:21-26

21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?


Situations in life sometimes portray God as being insensitive to human suffering, sorrow and pain. On this account People tend to blame God by asking questions such as, where was God when the bad act was taking place. Why did God not intervene on time? Our memory verse says,

“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.”
John 11:21

By this statement, she was implying that the damage had been done, if the Lord had really wanted to help the situation, He would have arrived much earlier. But I have good news for you, God is never late, He is always on time. He is omnipresent; He is not bound by human timing. He knows the end from the beginning, He does not sleep or slumber, He can do all things, and forgetfulness is not part of His nature. David was obviously in the spirit when he penned Psalms 102:13 which says:

“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time of favour her, yea, the set time, is come.”

When talking about favour, generally, there is a time requirement involved. Some are born into favour from their first day on earth. Some enter into favour in their childhood or teen years. Others encounter favour as adults while some experience it at old age. In the same vein, some experience favour in one or two areas of their lives, while for some, when favour comes, it covers every department of their lives. Whether it comes early or later, or covers one or all areas of life, the coming of favour is characterized by a chain of goodies: bountiful joy, breakthroughs, miracles and blessings. In the scriptures, the time of favour has been termed a time of divine remembrance.

In Genesis 30:22-24, we see the case of Rachel. For many years, her womb was closed. There could be several factors responsible for this ranging from biological to divine. Although, her husband loved her very much, his love could not terminate her childlessness. Meanwhile, her sister Leah had become a baby making factory. The anguish of the barren in the midst of fruitful people can best be imagined. Genesis 30:1 says it got to a point Rachel preferred death to the unending embarrassment she was going through. Have you been in a similar situation where your high school pals are gainfully employed, own cars, and live in their personal houses while you are still combing the streets looking for a job? How do you feel when you all have to attend a meeting and everyone cruises in with their brand new cars except you? You may be compelled to keep away from them in order to avoid embarrassment. Don’t despair! Thank God Rachel’s time of favour came and God remembered her. At last, apart from having two children, Joseph, her firstborn, became an Egyptian Prince – ruling over the world. Do you know your time of favour is coming? It is around the corner. God will remember you and could even make you overtake those who started much earlier than you. It may appear as if God forgot you all these years, but your time of divine remembrance have come. Celebrate Jesus as you step into your time of divine favour in Jesus’ name.


Father, let my time of favour come now in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 2 Chronicles 7:4-9:31 and Proverbs 31:16-31


Thursday, 26 May 2016

‎Let Somebody Shout Halleluyah: RCCG Grace House Parish Alagbole, Ogun State Celebrates 7th Year Anniversary, Completes 2,000 Seater Auditorium

Heavens will let loose from today Thursday May 26, 2016 as The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace House Parish, Jesus Embassy Area, Alagbole Ogun State starts their 3-day power packed 7th year anniversary of God’s glory and faithfulness. 
The anniversary with the theme "O God of perfection" ( PS 50 v3) also see the completion of an ultra modern 2,000 seater auditorium for the church which started with just five dynamic and hardworking workers . 
According to the organizers of the anniversary, today Thursday May 26, 2016 the event starts with a powerful prophetical Faith Clinic session at 6:30 pm, on Friday May 27, there will be glorious praise and drama night involving all the parishes under Jesus Embassy and other invited artistes.
On Saturday May 28, there will be evangelism walk and Fish catching all around Alagbole/Akuteand Ajuwon axis. Sunday which is the grand finale, will be celebration galore as top hierarchy of Redeemed Christian Church of God will be in attendance to celebrate God's glory by 8'o clock in the morning.
Pastor Rotimi P. Adegborioye, who is the Assistant Provincial Pastor In Charge of Province (APPICP) is the guest minister, Pastor Gbenga Olaniran, the Pastor in charge of Area will also be there with other anointed men of God.
The church will started on May 23, 2008 with Pastor Kayode Ibitoye in charge has grown tremendously under the auspices of AP Tosin Daodu, the pastor who God has been for the development of the Church stated that "all glory belongs to God Almighty" for the completion of God's work.
The new 2 storey auditorium which still needs finishing touches has: children's church, youths hall, pastors offices, conference halls, upper gallery and a host of other designs that fits the taste of a new millennium edifice.

Breaking:‎ Pastor Joshua Iginla gave veteran Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo 1million naira for liver operation

Elder Maya (Before and now)

Succor has finally come the way of veteran Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo, popularly known as Elder Maya as his medical bills have been sorted out by popular Abuja pastor, Joshua Iginla.

Reports have it that Elder Maya, who is arguably the longest surviving Nigerian actor, is down with a liver-related problem as the actor is down with a swollen leg and stomach which causes him pain.
But on Sunday May 22, 2016 during the birthday ceremony of the clergy man, one of the colleague of the aged actor told the man of God about Elder Maya's condition and the fact that he needs about #800,000 naira to undergo operation and that some of his colleagues have been soliciting for funds from good Samaritans. 

Actor Bruno collecting cheque on his behalf

Upon hearing this, Brother Iginla frowned at the move of his colleagues to beg for fund to save Elder Maya's life. He immediately wrote a cheque of one million naira for the man and also promised to look into his situation ones he gets back on his feet.

The actor, fondly called Papa Labista, who is popular for his village chief priest’s roles in movies, was reportedly diagnosed with liver disease at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos State. This was disclosed by his fellow colleague, actor Ernest Obi, through his Instagram account. 
According to him: “Elder Maya is currently down with a liver-related problem.” He also started a campaign aimed at collecting funds for the treatment of the ailing actor but now, his helper of destiny has located him



Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 
Proverbs 16:18

Read: 1st Peter 5:5-6

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:


Our topic for today is a warning to be very careful of pride. Pride is a giant killer that has turned many great men and women of God to mere casualties. Pride is the first and foremost of the traditional seven deadly sins, perhaps because it is in many ways the root of other sins. Even the “original sin” of Adam and Eve was not mere disobedience, but at the heart of it was pride, quietly lurking in a corner. The fact that Adam and Eve wanted to be like God, reveals a form of hidden pride. Ironically, eating the forbidden fruit led to the opening of their eyes, increasing them in knowledge and wisdom. It turned their attention away from God and they became focused on their outward appearance. They immediately developed the ability, confidence and independence to decide and act on their own without any recourse to God their maker. This is the same fatal foolishness that has plagued the human race ever since.

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”

Pride has been correctly identified by many as the greatest woe which can quickly destroy anyone captured by it. I usually tell my children that apart from impure thoughts and cravings of the body, another area in which you must exert your victory over the flesh is pride. A proud person is always in contention – fighting with those he thinks he is better than; such a fellow will do everything to show that he is better than others. The proud is always in competition with those who appear better off, just to prove a point that he or she is superior. In doing this, the proud will make derogatory statements about such people and cut them to size just to show that he knows it better or can do it better. The proud finds it difficult to acknowledge the sincere work or effort of others because he thinks such will displace him from being on top. The proud sees himself as being number one in all things. Apart from contending with men, the proud also contends with God. Anyone who is proud or haughty and is speaking so much about God is only a pretender. By reason of their contention with God, they have enthroned themselves as number one in their own lives, making God their running mate. Are you finding it difficult to recognize the efforts of those that are better than you in certain areas? You are simply proud.

Psalms 73:6 says some people are compassed with pride. This implies that it is possible for pride to be visibly glaring in the life of someone that is full of it. You can be clothed in pride just as you can be clothed in humility. You can be clothed in pride just as you can be clothed in humility. You can identify a proud person from his or her looks, carriage, dressing, speech, behaviour, giving, prayer, Christian service, work, attitude, etc. Unfortunately, Isaiah 13:11 says that the same reason which makes the proud fellow haughty is the same reason that will make him fall. Every proud individual is headed for a fall and proud people end up being destroyed (Proverbs 16:18). Some people are proud but they don’t know it. If you exalt yourself by your words and conduct, you shall be abased (Matthew 23:12). James 4:6 speaks of something quite frightening: it says God resists the proud which confirms that God is always contending with the proud, is there pride in your heart? Ask God to forgive and uproot every trace of pride from your life today.


Father, please remove the spirit of pride from my life this moment in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1st Chronicles 25-27 and Proverbs 29:22-30:6

"How I was sexually abused, impregnated in Pry 6 by family friend' Nollywood actress Rita Edochie reveals

As the rate of violent and sexual abuse continues to gather momentum in our society, Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has revealed some shocking details about her life. Speaking today in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria after making an appearance at a seminar to end violence against children, the Nollywood veteran revealed how she was sexually molested at a young age by a family friend who went on to impregnate her.

“I was a victim of sexual abuse, that was when I was in primary six, I was going to the hospital and somebody called me. The boy used some diabolic means and sexually violated me, when I could not see my period, I refused to tell my mother, because she was very strict.

“I love sharing my experience because at the end of the day I succeeded, If I had not succeed, I would not have been able to be saying it.”
She explained that the pregnancy was about seven months before her mother noticed it.
“My mother asked how it happened and I told her everything; my brother picked a knife and wanted to kill me, but my mother stopped him. It happened that the mother of the boy that violated me was my mother’s friend; the boy’s mother was surprised but the boy denied.
“My mother took me to hospital to abort the pregnancy with a plan of taking me to my grandmother’s place at ‘Ogede’ to stay for one week before returning home. I told her I may lose my life in the process and because she loved me, she then aborted the planned abortion; I feel it was God that spoke through me.
Rita Edochie said her mother took care of the baby while she went to school and called on parents to communicate regularly with their children 
“Parents should always listen to their children’s complaints on happenings both in and outside the home.’’

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Singer LeeH celebrates birthday

Today is the birthday of singer Linda Chidinma Douglas Ezeugo aka LeeH. She is the CEO of LeeH World, a company that specializes in modelling, cosmetics, beauty therapy and general beauty.
Omonaija is celebrating you today.  

Behold the new Oba of Benin, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa

Following the demise of the Oba of Benin, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, Edo state government has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the new Oba of Benin.

A statement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Julius Ihonvbere and dated May 24th, says the appointment takes effect from April 29th 2016. The statement reads;

“It is hereby notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 19 (1) of the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law, 1979 (as amended) and by virtue of all other laws enabling it in that behalf, the Executive Council of the Edo State Government of Nigeria has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin, with effect from 29th day of April, 2016.”

"I can't take anything to heaven" - Clergyman gives out 32 cars, millions of naira to needy, others to celebrate birthday

It is written in the Bible that "build your chest in heaven where termites and rodents won't be able to touch it". In a world where other clergymen acquires different material needs, have more than 10-20 fleet of cars in their garage with billions in their various accounts, the Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla over the weekend, gave out 32 cars out of which were 16 SUVs to celebrate his birthday. 
 Iginla also gave out money running into several millions of naira to the aged, widows, orphanages and scholarships to orphans from nursery school to university. Bro Joshua Iginla Six Nollywood actors and actresses got Hummer jeep 3 series, Mercedes G-Wagon and Mercedes CLS 550. They include Jide Kosoko, Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Osondu, Thelma Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle, popularly known as Babaluwe. Artisans got generators and cash gifts while the widows got deep freezers, rice and cash gifts ranging from N150,000 to N1.5 million. 
Treasure Orphanage Foundation, Nyanya, Divine Wound Orphanage, Kubwa and Christ Home Foundation, Kuje, got N1.5 million each and rice while some orphans in the homes were awarded scholarships from nursery to university. Iginla said he had 782 widows and orphans he caters for. “It doesn’t matter to me if I trek home as I have given even the car that I personally drive. “I can only drive one car and live in one house at a time. 
This understanding is what has taught me that when I die, others will inherit my assets. “The beauty of life is not in its duration but in its donation. I have not seen some of the beneficiaries before in my life or spoken to them. “I’m seeing many of them for the first time today. I am seeing Jide Kosoko for the first time”, he said.
 Iginla also said he gave cars to the Nollywood actors because many of them were poor but people erroneously think they were rich. According to him, the fruit of the Nollywood artistes were being reaped by pirates and challenged government to do something to arrest it. “The Nollywood actors and actresses are our ambassadors; they have projected the image of this country positively”, he said. Kosoko, who confirmed he was meeting Iginla for the first time, commended him for his philanthropy. Iginla had, in 2015, given 18 cars and millions of naira as birthday gifts to people.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

UNLEASH Your Talents Season V debuts with new ideas

Friday, the 20th of May marked the official unveiling of the fifth edition of the foremost annual grassroots talents exposition UNLEASH Your Talents.

The project which has recorded four successive editions primarily from Ikorodu division of Lagos State is a grassroots youth re-orientation programme designed for discovery of talents as well as to serve as platform for promotion of discovered budding talents in the entertainment sector of Lagos State.

Giving the opening speech at the epochal event, the Operations Leader of Fanafillit Integrated Concepts (organizers), Mr. Sola Adeleke stated that this year edition is posed to be a progressive turn around for the project which has recorded huge success over the years in touching lives of youths in Ikorodu division.  He explained further in his words that “UNLEASH as a grassroots talent exposition is not just all about fanfare but the end-result of taking to the next level the discovered talents from the exposition, with the ultimate aim of keeping them on track towards the actualization of their vision and passion.”


Speaking at the Official flag off/Media briefing for this year edition, the Acting Coordinator, Princess Aderoju Ladega (Founder, Never Say Never Foundation) highlighted the rationale behind the consistency of Organizers in sustenance of the noble initiative. Aderoju in her words assured that this particular edition would not only be a major success in terms of participation but go a long way in meeting up with the needs and passion of youths who have the strong passion for making a difference in the entertainment sector of the Centre of Excellence and the nation by extension.

In attendance at the Official flag were notable personalities in Ikorodu division who includes Mayor Deen Sanwoola, {CEO, Something Else Recreation centre and DG, I care Foundation) who also represented I Care Foundation, a pet project of Hon. Babajimi Benson, the Federal House of Representative member representing Ikorodu division.

Speaking at the august occasion, Mayor Deen enjoined all well meaning personalities in Ikorodu division and Lagos State by extension to rally round the organizers of the noble initiative and ensure its sustenance. He further stated that the outcome of the fourth edition spurred the I Care Foundation to identify with the project, having realized that it’s a concept which has a goal of positively impacting on lives. He said further that, “we at I Care foundation are ready to ingest all that it requires to ensure that this edition is not only a success, but a significantly point of reference and template for other projects such as this.”

Also in attendance were Bashir Oluwakemi Hassan (CEO, Suave Records) who also represented Eroz Place and Rhoda Youth Centre who are the Official Chops Providers and Audio-visual Supports for the project respectively; the MD of NETBOSS Ltd, Mr. Femi Ogunbanke; Mr. Larry Ologbosere, CEO of Creative catwalk Academy; Mr. Olabode, CEO of Covenant Music Institute; and representatives of 226 Makeovers and Corsican Brothers.

The project Initiator, Mr. Olubode Oserinde while giving his thank you speech also assured that this year edition s posed to take the initiative a notch higher. This, according to him, explains the tagline of “…the movement edition.”


The initiator in his word stated that, “this edition is going to serve as a launch-pad for the coverage of entire Lagos State (from next edition). And that is why we have the identification of the Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development whose Honorable Commissioner had assured us of her presence at the Grand finale holding in August.” Speaking further, he said, “To entrench further our vision and make it stronger, we have introduced a new scheme into the project called MIME- Mentors’ Inspirational Moments for Empowerment. MIME is a scheme that will see to winners and 1st runners-up of each segment of the project being adopted for mentorship by veterans in the industry. The veterans we had approached and who already assured us of their identification with the project and presence at the Grand finale includes, the King of Comedy, Ali Baba, Omo Oba Gbenga Adeyinka D 1st, Hilary Jackson, Lexy Mojo Eyes and a host of others.”

This year edition of the project is thrown open for interested youths between ages 15 to 30 to register.

Interested participants are to either REGISTER online www.unleashyourtalents.com.ng or SMS REG/Names/Category/Age/Address/ to 08028165620 or 08126656206 E.g. REG/John Abdul/Dance/16/14, Kareem Street, Ori-Okuta Agric Ikorodu to 08028165620 or 08126656206. Applicants would receive confirmation of their registration code with audition details via SMS within 24-hours of registration.

Auditions are t hold at four major locations within Ikorodu division namely, D’Jos Hotel, Ijede; Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat; Something Else, Ikorodu; and Youths Centre, Igbogbo.  The outcome of the auditions would see to selection of five (5) Most Outstanding Talents each in Music, Dance, Comedy and Modelling for the next stage which is UNLEASH Orientation camp.

UNLEASH Season V which promises to enjoy the massive support of the nation’s leading telecommunication Giant, Airtel Nigeria, is also geared to enjoy the support and identification of other private and government establishments such as Intercontinental Distillers, PZ Cussons, SLOT Nigeria, I Care Foundation, Legendary Gold Ltd, G & M Dry Cleaners, Onward Movement, Glorious Opportunity, Globatech World Computers, Laspotech and Corsican Brothers.

Official partners for UYT Season V include:

Eroz Place (Official Chops Partners); Beeth Events (Official Catering Partners), Nikimore Ltd (Official Decorations Partners); 226 Makeovers (Official Makeover Partners); Five Star Beauty Parlor (Official Hair Partners); Owambe Group (Official Clothing Partners); Dicxon Apparels (Official Branding Partners); NETBOSS Services (Official IT Partners); D’Jos Hotel (Official Hotel Partners); Covenant Music Institutes (Official Music Directors); Rhoda Youth Centre (Official Audio-visual Partners); Kingscourt Events Centre (Official Events Hall Partners); DJ Tonyz Da Blastmaster (Official DJ) and UPTOWN Beauty World.

UNLEASH Season IV: Media Partners

Yes Int’l Magazine, Encomium Magazine, ICON Magazine, Acada Xtra Magazine, The Impact Newspaper, HipTv, Owanbe Magazine, Sahara Weekly Magazine, Kosofe News, E-247 Magazine,  Waves Pictures Affairs, TopNaija Music, Moreklue Group, Root Tv, Digital Interactive Image, and a host of blogs like Mike Angelo News, The Eagle Online, Hottestgistsinnaija, CKN News, Helen Events Blogs, Kingsblog, MetroNews, Nosingnews, Naijanewsrave, Unilag Coke, Proudly Mumu, Howfa9ja, Southwest Reporters, Blackbox Nigeria, Kaybaba.com, SSMG Promotions, Omo Naija Blog, and Doyen Pictures & Communications
Further enquiries could be made through:

08028165620, 08027201004, 08022837357
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