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When MAYA Awards Africa 7 Came To Town [Full List Of Winners]

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The 7th edition of the much talked about all youth awards event, MoreKlue All Youths Awards Africa, popularly known as MAYA AWARDS AFRICA, held at the prestigious Lekki Events Centre, Lekki, Lagos, penultimate Sunday.

The 7 hours top-notch event which was hosted by VJ FEMI and BOLA KEYS had well over 1500 youths and entertainment personalities in attendance with top dignitaries present.

Leading the pack of notables was Hon. Shina Abiola Peller, of the Federal House of Representatives, was the Keynote Speaker and VIPs like Hon. Segun Dawodu, Hon. Commissioner of Youths and Sport, Lagos State; Hon. Lanre Oshun of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon.Tunde Ojo of the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Abiola who represented the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt (Hon.) Mudashiru Obasa.

Hon. Niyi Adeagbo, Itesiwaju LG Chairman, Oyo State, Akogun Lanre Alfred, consultant to the Ogun State Governor on Special Duties, Hon. Kazeem Bolanrinwa, Special Adviser on Youths to the Oyo State Governor, DCP Tunji Disu of the RRS LAGOS, PrettyMike, Tana Adelana, Kenny Blaq, CEO of Olatokunbo Foundation, Reps of MTN Nigeria, Adron Homes and many others.

Here are the winners of the 2019 edition

• BUSINESS CATEGORY

CEO OF THE YEAR, MALE

Prince Owolabi Animashaun – CEO, HR Emporiums.

CEO OF THE YEAR, FEMALE

Abimbola Balogun, Co-Founder, Sofresh

YOUTUBER 2019

Sisi Yemmie

INTERIOR DESIGN BRAND

Vintage Deluxe Interiors

CULINARY SERVICES BRAND

Olowosibi Catering Services

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND

LYPIX

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND

Sniper Ajix / Klassik Images

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER

Ayodeji Ogunro

VIDEOGRAPHY BRAND

Samz Visuals

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

Ibadan Pride

BRAND INFLUENCER, DIGITAL

King Pexxie

CONFECTIONARY BRAND

Da Cakes Master

CREATIVE ART BRAND

Procare Multimedia

VISUAL ART BRAND

Mamatee Arts

COSMETICS BRAND

Pop It Cosmetics

MED SPA BRAND

Lholas Place

SKINCARE THERAPY BRAND

MIRA SkinCare

BEAUTY THERAPY BRAND

Kaffy’s Skincare Place

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND

Highflyers Events

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND (N.B.T)

Stephy Signature Events

AUTO SHOPPING BRAND

JB Autos

C.E.O, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Ololade Abuta – Gracias Global Properties LTD

ENTERPRISING YOUTH

Adenike Ogundeji – Bottles ‘n’Roses / Radiance Glow

OUTSTANDING REALTOR

DeChis Global

CEO OF THE YEAR (CLUB/LOUNGE)

Denike Balogun – The Tea Room

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES (FEMALE)

Mariam Onikijipa Belgore – MOB Foundation

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES (MALE)

Seyi Tinubu – Noella Foundation

INNOVATIVE YOUTH, FEMALE (tie)

Wunmi Oguntula – CEO, Chill City NG

INNOVATIVE YOUTH, FEMALE (tie)

Bimbo Ige – CEO, Celeb Beauty Clinic

INNOVATIVE YOUTH, MALE

CEO, Kolaq Alagbo

PERFUMERY BRAND

Layinka Oge

YOUNG PERSON 2019

Nelly Agbogu – NaijaBrandChick

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Israel ‘style bender’ Adesanya – World Boxing Champion

• ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY

BEST ACTOR 2019

Damilola Ogunsi

BEST ACTRESS 2019

Tana Adelana

MUSIC ACT 2019

TENI

BREAK OUT ACT, 2019 (MUSIC)

JoeBOY

INDUSTRY’s CYNOSURE, MUSIC

Emex

COMEDIAN, ONLINE

The Cute Abiola

COMEDIAN, STAND UP, 2019

KennyBlaq

HIT MUSIC PRODUCER 2019

Rexxie Pon Da Beat

LIVE MUSIC BAND 2019

Awesome Band

DEEJAY

DJ Kaywise

NOLLYWOOD VIEWER’S CHOICE

The Reunion

MOVIE DIRECTOR

Titi Jeje – Ise Ori

LISTENER’S CHOICE

Uyo Meyo – Teni

TV PERSONALITY

Sammy Walsh

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY

Prettymike of Lagos

RADIO PERSONALITY, MALE

Emcee RnB – Naija FM Lagos

RADIO PERSONALITY, FEMALE

Miriam Cole – Kiss FM, Abuja

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR

TG Omori

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES

Lateef Adedimeji – Borokini

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES

Wendy Ubakanma – Jenifas Diary

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW BRIDE

Khadijah Ayoade

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW HUNK

ABK Joseph Momodu

BREAK-OUT ACT, 2019 (MOVIE)

Tomiwa Tegbe

SHOW PROMOTER

Lanre Typical

ENTERTAINMENT INVESTOR

CEO Dr. Dolor Entertainment

RED CARPET HOST

Amanda Dara Afolabi

AFRICAN ACT 2019

Davido

• BRANDS CATEGORY

YOUTH FRIENDLY QSR BRAND

Dominos Pizza

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (NON-ALCOHOLIC)

5Alive Pulpy

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (ALCOHOLIC)

Jameson

YOUTH FRIENDLY BANK

First City Monument Bank

YOUTH ORIENTED ACTIVATION

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum

• FASHON CATEGORY

MALE FASHION BRAND 2019

Apex Clothing

FEMALE FASHION BRAND 2019

ZEE Stitches

URBAN CLOTHING BRAND

D.B Clothings

FOOTWEAR BRAND

Threads & Feet

FASHION TRAINING BRAND

Tolumi Fashion People Academy

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES BRAND

Tobat Marble

FASHION BRAND (N. B. T)

Reo Stitches

FASHION-PRENEUR (RETAILER) Male

Wear It All Luxury

FASHION STYLIST

KieKie

FASHION STYLIST (N. B. T)

House of Vesta

BRAND INFLUENCER (Fashion, Style & Beauty)

Christiana ‘BerbieDoll’ Kayode

FASHION-PRENEUR (RETAILER) Female

Indulgence Fashion

FASHION-PRENEUR (DESIGNER)

Davey Shapes

FASHION-PRENEUR (RTW)

House of Moesha

ONLINE FASHION STORE

Keisha Wesley Collections

NAIL TECHNICIAN

Prince 4 Nails

MOST STYLISH, MALE

Yomi Casual

MOST STYLISH, FEMALE

Adedoyin Creamyaduke

MAKE UP BRAND

Crystal Looks

MAKE UP BRAND (N. B. T)

RiaGlams

ASOOKE BRAND

Jenrewa Asooke

FABRIC PURVEYOR

Doyinsweets Fabrics

FABRIC PURVEYOR (N.B.T)

Bonike Fabrics

HAIR STYLING BRAND

Ayinke Oge

HAIR BRAND

Cassie Hair

HONORARY AWARDEES

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Legislative And Grassroots Representation – Hon. Shina Abiola Peller.

2019 Honorary Award of Natural and Organic Skincare SolutionsProvider – OSEDUDU SPECIAL SKINCARE LTD

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Fabrics Warehousing – WALEX FABRICS

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Cosmetics Production & Med Spa – POSHGLOW COSMETICS

 

2019 Honorary Award of Recognition for Humanitarian Ventures – OLATOKUNBO FOUNDATION

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for photography and Multimedia Services – DE-PEERLESS STUDIOS

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Skincare Production – SAVVVY COSMETICS

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Community and Grassroots Development – HON. TUNDE BRAIMOH

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Community and Grassroots Development – HON. TEMITOPE ADEWALE (JAH)

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Ready to Wear Fashion – RTW BY OLAIDE

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence as Outstanding Realtor of the year – BRILLIANT CONCEPTS LIMITED.

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for outstanding efforts in Youth Development – AMB. DR RAYMOND EDOH

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in Acting – MRS. JAIYE KUTI

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN LIVE MUSIC – FEMI GUITAR BAND

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in ICT – MR. TOPE OGUNSEMO

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for SECURITY MANAGEMENT – DCP TUNJI DISU

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for PEACE AND INTER-RELIGIOUS – BABA J. O ODUNMBAKUN

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for Global Showbiz Promotion – PRINCE GEORGE ENTERTAINMENT

 

2019 Honorary Award of Excellence for outstanding performance in real estate – Gracias Global Limited

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UBA Supports Creative Industry with REDTV’s New Series Assistant Madams [PHOTO]

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REDTV, the foremost lifestyle platform powered by the United Bank for Africa, has just launched its new and very much anticipated series, Assistant Madams. Creators of the hit series, The Men’s Club, REDTV has been engaging and providing opportunities for talented youths in the creative industry in Africa, since its inception.

The crème de la crème of the entertainment industry gathered at the prestigious and newly opened, Ebony Life Place in the bustling city of Lagos, to watch the premiere of Assistant madams. The story revolves around the life of three aspiring female Lagos socialites and their journey to ‘big girl’ status.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Producer of REDTV, Bola Atta said “REDTV was birthed by the United Bank for Africa, to support the creative industry in Nigeria and also across the African continent. For about four years now, we have been creating employment through entertainment. The potential revenue that can be generated in this industry is often underestimated and it is only in recent times that more people have had the courage to leave traditional professions and embrace the creatives. We want to encourage talented and creative professionals to pursue their dreams and to confidently feel that they are contributing to economic growth’.

‘The vision of UBA is to support entrepreneurship across Africa and through REDTV, the bank is connecting African talent to the world. REDTV will continue to harness these talents and to provide opportunities for those who wish to pursue careers in the creative industry’ Atta said.

Also speaking at the launch of Assistant madams, Co-producer and director, Tola Odunsi and Akins Akinkugbe expressed their delight at the reception which the new series is receiving. ’’We are pleased to partner with UBA and REDTV to create top-quality content and jobs. Assistant madams alone employed over 120 people during the filming of the series and this is significant’.

In attendance at the event, were Chris Ubosi, Mo Abudu, veteran photographer Kelechi Amadi Obi, Sola Sobowole, Patrick Doyle, Noble Igwe, Juliet Ibrahim, Toke Makinwa, Uru Eke, Obi Asika, Koye Sowemimo, Debola Williams, Sharon Ooja, Bollylomo, Funke Babs Kufreji, Obi Asika, Bisola Aiyeola, Osas Ighodaro, Tana Adelana, Sophie Alakija, Taymesan Emmanuel, Ayo Ayoola, Efa Iwara, and many noteworthy entertainers.

Assistant Madams will premiere on Youtube @itsredtv on January 15, 2020.

REDTV is a fast-paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly powered by the United Bank for Africa, the network is an entertainment platform with rich content that features the very best of Africa.

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Alaafin To Kwam 1: You Can No Longer Prostrate For Kings Who Club, Drink In Public Places, Smokes; They Don’t Deserve Respect

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Yoruba kings and chiefs who indulge in clubbing, smoking, drinking and other untoward behaviour are not worthy of honour and any respect, says the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Oba Adeyemi spoke in Oyo town on Monday during the installation of Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, as the Mayegun of Yorubaland.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the event. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, were also present on the occasion. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by Babafemi Ojudu.

Responding to reports in social media credited to him as saying that after Wasiu’s coronation, he was not expected to prostrate before some kings in the land, the Alaafin said, “I did not mean that he should disrespect the royal fathers.

“He understands the culture and I am not saying that he should disrespect the culture. But kings who go about clubbing and drinking do not deserve any respect.”

Turning to Wasiu, the monarch said, “Accord deserving honour and respect to kings; they are custodians of culture. But there are kings that are not worthy of honour and respect.”

On why the musician was chosen for the title, the oba said it was time Yoruba people honoured those who had distinguished themselves in their callings.

He said gone were the days when Yoruba people were silent about the exploits of their own while they were being honoured in other areas.

He made reference to the likes of IK Dairo and Haruna Ishola who died without being properly honoured.

Oba Adeyemi said, “As we all know, there are three tiers of government. We have the executive, the judiciary and the legislature. The media is regarded as the fourth estate of the realm, and musicians are a vital part of the media.

“Through music, some of them criticised the government’s excesses. A king who wants progress for his people should listen to good words of music that are deliberately picked to correct societal problems. I looked around and acknowledged the efforts of some of our musicians who are not just singing for the sake of it.

“For a long time, I have been documenting some of the works of our good musicians in Yorubaland. IK Dairo of blessed memory was honoured in the United Kingdom many years ago. Then, Sunny Ade was discovered. They called him King of Juju music. What we have done is to discover our own talents. The music of Wasiu is philosophical. It is time we honoured our own.

“I did not mean that Wasiu will not respect our culture after being installed. He will honour our kings but will not prostrate before kings who are ignoble. A king should not be drinking (alcohol) at clubs and in public places, and a king should not smoke.

“We have been on the issue of the Mayegun for the past 11 years. Today, the Mayegun has been installed. His duty is to ensure that things go well and right and excesses should be addressed.

Wasiu said his installation meant additional responsibility for him.

He said, “I give thanks to God Almighty for deeming me fit. I thank Kabiyesi Alaafin and all our royal fathers for supporting me on this occasion. The responsibility that I am given is about the unity of Yoruba.

“The music part of me is on one side while the Mayegun part of me is on another. Henceforth, I stand for the interest of the Yoruba nation.

“Eleven years ago when Kabiyesi first muted the idea of installing me, he sent me back midway apparently so that I could go for more tutelage. He sent me to learn about more life. I am better off today. I stand before everybody today and assure you of my readiness to play my role diligently.”

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Meet Eyinna Nwigwe, Highest Selling Nollywood Actor in The Last Decade [PHOTOS]

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Following the release of the highest-grossing Nollywood movies of the Last Decade by Nigeria’s top film distributor, Film One, Nollywood actor, Eyinna Nwigwe emerges the highest selling Nollywood actor of the decade having featured in the highest-grossing movies of the decade such as Wedding Party 1, Wedding Party2, Living in Bondage and the likes, promises to increase the numbers in 2020 with “Dear Affy” movie set for Cinemas February 14, 2020.

Eyinna featured in the highest-grossing movie of the decade Wedding Party 1 where he played the role of Nonso Onwuka which grossed the sum of N452,000,000 followed by the second highest-grossing movie of the decade Wedding Party 2 where he played the same role of Nonso Onwuka which grossed N435,000,000. He ended the decade with a feature in the Eight highest-grossing movies of the decade, Living in Bondage the sequel directed by Ramsey Nouah where he played Obinna Omego which is currently grossing N141,000,000.

The actor who is well known for his exceptional role interpretation skill has proven he has what it takes to stay in the industry and has promised to bring his magic to 2020’s most anticipated movie, “Dear Affy” directed by entertainment and media entrepreneur, Samuel Olatunji (Bigsam) where he played the role Michael and starred alongside superstars such as Toyin Abraham, Kehinde Bankole, Williams Uchemba, Odunlade Adekola, Chiwetalu Agu, Jide Kosoko, Ali Nuhu, Bimbo Ademoye, and the likes

In an interview with Ebuka on Rubbin Minds, he said “it comes naturally for me, because like I said I live life on my terms, I am not boxed into set standards or how you operate, I go how I feel and I feel originality is key and it comes from self-expression…so yes, talent is not enough anymore, it is just like how love isn’t enough for a relationship, you know the time has changed, dynamics have changed…Talent is still core but it takes more than talent to be seen and appreciated”

Eyinna Nwigwe is definitely someone to look out for in the new decade as he starts his decade with the most anticipated movie of 2020, “Dear Affy” directed by Samuel Olatunji which promises to be the highest-grossing movie Nollywood will ever see in recent times.

The actor took to his Instagram page regarding 2020’s most anticipated movie, he wrote “We start from #Feb14 when @dearaffy will hit the cinemas. Let’s start right, let’s start TOGETHER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS.”

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