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A total of ten contestants, five each from Osogbo and Abeokuta, have made it to the quarter finals in the ongoing Ariya Repete, a talent hunt competition for Fuji and Juju music in the South-West.
 
The auditions that produced the winners were held in Osogbo and Abeokuta on May 3 and 5, 2017, respectively. 
 
In Oshogbo, three Fuji and two Juju artistes were selected while the reverse was the case in Abeokuta where three Juju and two Fuji contestants were chosen for the quarter final stage.
 
The Fuji artistes selected in Osogbo are Jimoh Azeez, lsmail Eriki and Wasiu Onilewura, while those from the Juju category were Leye Williams and Oluseun Adebayo. Those that made it at the selection party in the Juju genre in from Abeokuta are Alhaja Bukola Ahmed, Mayowa Ojo and Esther Iwalewa while Bolomope Saheed and Olajide Muiz qualified from the Fuji  genre. 
 
It was a night of fun as Antenna and Twinzobia, past Fuji t’o Bam winners and other artistes thrilled the audience with contemporary music from both genres. The judges also put up spectacular Juju and Fuji performances to the delight of guests. 
 
At the quarter finals slated for June 30th in Akure, winners from both cities will compete with others selected in Akure, Ibadan, Ilorin, Ijebu Ode, Ado Ekiti and Lagos. 
 
The semi-finals will take place on July 7th in Abeokuta with the grand finale scheduled for July 14th in Ibadan, Oyo State. In the quarter finals, artistes from the different locations would be reduced to 10 and this would be further pruned to five for the grand finale. 
 
 At the grand finale, a winner, each for Fuji and Juju will emerge with each clinching a grand prize of One million Naira (N1, 000,000) and a recording deal. 
 
Commenting on the initiative, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, Emmanuel Agu, said “the brand is using Ariya Repete to extend its drive to discover new talents in the two indigenous Yoruba music genres and the move is in line with its commitment to promote the culture of the people of South West Nigeria.
 
Ariya Repete, an initiative of Goldberg, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc is an expanded music talent hunt platform that seeks to promote and develop indigenous Yoruba music that includes Fuji and Juju music genres.  

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Ikeja Prince Of Nightlife, Sidolart To Celebrate Birthday With The Grand Opening Of Lounge 15:08 In Lagos [PHOTOS]

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Serial Entrepreneur and Ikeja Prince of Nightlife, Yusuf Saheed Adekunle popularly known as Sidolart is set to unveil his new brand in a few days.

Sidolart is set to come through for fun lovers on the mainland with the berthing of Lounge 1508, a beauty to behold lounge located at Plot 2, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, CBD, Alausa, Ikeja.

The grand unveiling of Lounge 1508 comes up on the 15th of August 2019, which also doubles as Sidolart’s birthday.

Classic Highlife tunes will be rendered by SB Live

Sidolart, a father of two boys, married to Alhaja Tiwalade Latifat Saheed-Yusuff says he’s ready to switch up the heat on Ikeja nightlife with a classic delivery in Lounge 1508.

Lounge 15:08 is an architectural delight, located in a serene environment which makes it an ideal place for pleasure and business. With a halo of paradise, laced with contemporary furnishings, elegant styling with great attention to details.

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Esporta Offers Ondo State Local Cuisine, Offers Free Delivery In Lagos

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Esporta Suites Hotel & Resorts, your number one customer friendly hotel with tasty meals, has introduced yet another delicacy in a bid in ensuring patrons, especially Ondo State indigenes, have a feel of home while in Lagos.

The hotel, whose first kitchen chain is located at Omole, caters for customers with preferences for fresh and natural Ondo and other African foods.

The kitchen, which opened a few weeks back, has since turned mecca of sort for those that love hygienic and fresh foods at pocket-friendly prices with delivery everywhere in Lagos, while Omole and Ogba enjoy free delivery service.

According to the CEO, Kehinde Famuroti, the idea is to create a home away from home experience.

“We opened the outlet in order to cater to those who long for that rich African cuisine. We’re very good at this and trust me everything comes fresh.”

Esporta Suites Hotel & Resorts, the parent company and a budget-friendly hotel located at 8B CMD Road Magodo, beside Magodo Brooks Estate in Lagos, is a traveller’s favourite for its proximity with many interesting places that make a megacity. These places include Cribz Shawarma, Centre for Management Development and Domino’s Pizza.

Others are Magrellos Restaurant, Governor’s Office and Ikeja City Mall.

Its rooms are cozy and have been tastefully furnished to ensure guests have a good stay. The categories range from Double Room, Executive Double Room (NW), Executive Double Room (SW), Diplomatic Room, Ambassador Room to Royal Suite with each room featuring an air conditioner, bedside lamp, well-woven rug, desk, and an ensuite bathroom.

The bathrooms are safe and fitted with modern amenities to make patrons have a pleasant stay.

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Series 2: Sir Shina Peters Set To Hit Bites Club With Afro Juju Flavour

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One of the reasons Lagos boasts of its megacity status is the numerous shows and events the entertainment industry continually shun out daily. Hence, every night, Lagosians bask in the fullness of such events, reflecting on the happy times as both old and new artistes compete happily in making Lagos nightlife glorious.

But one particular artiste always stands out when the rollcall for evergreen artistes is tapped; the King of Afro Juju, Sir Shina Peters.

In keeping faith with this, MetronewsNG TV, the consistent entertainment platform, has collaborated with the megastar in packaging the second edition of the Afro Juju Flavour.

The monthly event promises to resonate for a long time in the annals of bubbling city, as the Afro Juju maestro is eager to strike the strings and mesmerize the audience at the popular night club, Bite Billionaires Lounge.

“One of the biggest nightlife dance in Lagos is just about to happen and no one can just afford to miss it,” Otunba Femi Davies, CEO of MetronewsNG TV, said.

According to Wale Fani, the CEO of the club, “As we all know, Bite Lounge is the place to be on the mainland when it comes to entertainment in Ikeja for its exclusive nature and darling of top-rated social estab crowds. Also with Sir Shina Peters as our special guest of the night, anyone can be sure of maximum enjoyment.”

“After a successful hosting of the previous one, I can tell you that this month’s edition promises to be explosive,” Sir Shina Peters beamed.

The event at Bite Billionaires Lounge, located on 21, Adeniyi Jones in the State capital, would be coming up on August 9, 2019.

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