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Fela was an icon but not a good father – Yeni Kuti

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Yeni Kuti, daughter of afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has said the late singer was not a good father. She, however, said the late musician was an icon and a role model. She stated this in a recent chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo Yeni said she never confronted her dad about not being a good father, but the late singer and his first son, Femi were always at loggerheads.

Yeni Kuti

She said, “He [Fela] was not quite a good father. No [I never told him that he isn’t a good father]. Maybe Femi, not me. Femi and Fela used to have battles. And Femi will give it to him straight. Shola and I, we were like timid. You know, they said, ‘When two elephants are fighting, the grass will keep quiet.

Yeni Kuti

I can remember one day, Fela just came and said, ‘three of you are useless children’. Femi just said, ‘for what?’ Femi just started facing him and then they started facing each other. Shola and I will say, ‘it’s okay’. Fela will say, ‘No’. And Femi just said, ‘let him go’. I don’t think I have ever had that kind of confrontation with my father. Maybe because I was a woman.

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In other news – BBNaija ex-housemate Joseph Ada has died

Former Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, reality show star, Joseph Ada is dead. Joseph who participated in the 1st edition of the BBNaija show in 2006, reportedly died on Wednesday in Delare, US.

Joseph Ada

He was reportedly diagnosed with Pancreatitis which led to his untimely death. Learn more

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This is why Women rejected me due to my looks – Stephen Alajemba speaks out

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Veteran Nollywood actor Stephen Alajemba, aka Uwaezuoke, has revealed that he experienced rejection from women and people in general while growing up due to his physical and facial appearances. The thespian said his mother told him that as a baby, people refused to carry him because he was not looking attractive.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular YouTuber, Yan Kontent Factory.Alajemba said he promised his mother that he was going to make her proud because she told him that he did not “earn anything good” for her as a child.

 Stephen Alajemba

He said ladies “run away” whenever they see his face. The comic actor said he was unable to attract a lover until he was 20, adding that he got married to his first love at 23.

“Any lady who sees my facial look and stature runs away,” the actor said.

“Unfortunately before one accepted me I was already 20 to 22 years old. I married at 23. So the first person tasted it and confirmed it and she did not leave me anymore

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In other news – Young Jonn undergoes hair transplant surgery

Nigerian record producer and singer, John Saviours Udomboso, aka Young Jonn, has undergone a successful hair transplant surgery.

Young Jonn

The ‘Xtra Cool’ crooner shared a video and photos from the surgical room in Spain via his X handle on Wednesday. Read more

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Nigerian government benefiting from dollar-to-Naira increase – Senator Ndume

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Senator Ali Ndume says the federal government is not losing out from the naira depreciation against the dollar but gaining more revenue to fund its 2024 budget. Ndume explained that the 2024 budget, which was presented last November, is a ‘dollarized’ budget in terms of income, as most of the government’s revenue comes from crude oil exports, which are priced in dollars.

Speaking during an interview with Channels Television monitored by DAILY POST, Ndume noted that as the value of the dollar increased, the government would have more naira to spend on its expenditure, which is denominated in naira.He further stated that Nigeria’s major product, crude oil, is still in high demand in the global market, stressing that the country would benefit from the current dollar-to-naira exchange rate.

“Don’t forget that this budget is a ‘dollarized’ budget, especially in terms of income. And when it comes to the terms of the expenditure, it’s in naira. So if we are getting our money in dollars and the value of the dollar is up, that means we will have more naira in terms of what we spend because we are not spending in dollars, we are spending in naira, while we are getting our revenue in dollars.

“Truly, the value of naira against the dollar has fallen but we are selling our major product that generates income in dollars. And that means any dollar we get now will also be valued at the current dollar-to-naira exchange rate.

“So if you do the analysis critically, it may mean if you balance it up, we may have more money to fund our budget. So technically, Nigeria is even benefiting from the dollar-to-naira hike,” he added.

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In other news – Alia moves to resolve land dispute between Air Force, Benue communities

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia has met with a delegation from the Nigerian Air Force, as well as representatives of Ugondo and Mbaivur, to deliberate on ways to peacefully resolve the lingering land dispute between Air Force and the two communities.

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In his address during the meeting on Wednesday in Makurdi, Alia said he was pleased to host the warring factions, stating that peacefully resolving the dispute around the area will attract more Federal Government presence, thereby bringing more development to the state. Read more

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I keep my relationship private because of my past mistake – Mercy Eke

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Big Brother Naija reality star, Mercy Eke has claimed she keeps her dating life and relationship private because of her past experiences. Speaking in a recent episode of the Celebrity Quickies posted on comedian AY’s YouTube page, Eke disclosed that she found love again but decided to keep the identity of her new lover secret.

She said, “I consider my dating life private. I think I have made a couple of mistakes with my dating life, putting out everything on social media. But lately, I can say this part of my life is still very private.Eke disclosed that she can’t go a day without talking to her mystery lover.

 

Mercy Eke

She said Nigerian celebrities are under a lot of pressure, stressing that most of the pressure is from the people around them The reality star said regardless of that, Nigerian celebrities are breaking new grounds.

Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke and her colleague, Pere Egbi, a few months ago clarified that they were not dating contrary to speculations that they were an item following their onscreen chemistry at the twilight of the Big Brother Naija All Stars reality show.

Mercy had previously dated her BBNaija colleague, Ike. Their relationship, which began during the ‘Pepper Dem’ edition in 2019, ended shortly after the show.

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In other news – Peter Obi, Sowore wouldn’t have ended suffering experienced under Tinubu – Daddy Freeze

Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze has said the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, and his counterpart from African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, might not have ended the sufferings Nigerians are experiencing under President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

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He, however, noted that a younger president like Sowore or Obi would have attracted more investments to Nigeria unlike Tinubu’s administration. Read more

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