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Ooni Of Ife Criticizes BBNaija, Suggests Replacement

Gbemileke Ajayi

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has suggested a replacement for the Big Brother Naija reality show.

While playing host to members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in his palace at Ile Ife, Osun, the monarch criticized the #BBNaija show.

He said the reality show was “misrepresenting the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths”.

As a replacement, he suggested a reality show that would project the country’s values, cultures, and traditions.

He suggested that the new show could be tagged “The Big Nigeria Reality Show”.

“The proposed show will be structured in a way that young professionals, talented individuals, and others across several fields of endeavour will be showcased and helped to reach their peak.

“This would help the participants and also help viewers to have access to people that can be seen as role models,” Ooni added.

The royal father, who stressed the need for participation of more youths in leadership, lamented that the youths have misplaced their priorities and must redress it as a matter of urgent public importance.

“Nigerian youths are fond of accusing and abusing our leaders, stop abusing them contribute your own quota. Let’s wear our thinking caps and begin to act like the real future leaders that we are.

“In the last general election, the total number of vote cast was around 27 million while over 170 million people voted during the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.

“This is a practical reality of who Nigerian youths are and where our priorities lie as Nigerians.

“The funny side in all of these is that we still go to bed, have a good sleep, and wake up with the hope to meet a Nigeria we didn’t create.

“Unfortunately, every time I talk about this kind of attitude, everyone just laughs and moves on. What kind of nation are we building?

“When people say this country, or what kind of country is this, they are indirectly saying these people – it is the people that make a country; so what kind of Nigerian youths are we?” Ooni asked.

Earlier in his address, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who was represented by Dr Mariam Abdullahi, a director in the ministry, explained that the youths have major roles to play in the country’s development.

“As a government, we will keep ensuring that we equip our youths towards prosperity,” the minister added.

Representing Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun at the event, the state’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Yemi Lawal, explained that the youths have a lot to learn from elders towards reaching their goals.

“As much as we youths are important, let us be humble enough to learn from our elders because they were once like us. Humility, persistence, and patience is the key and we must be upright in our dealings,” he said.

The President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Mr. Sara-Igbe Sukubo, thanked the Ooni for what he described as an unthinkable warm reception for the youths.

“We have heard your kind words of wisdom and I want to assure you on behalf of the teeming Nigerian youths that we will put them into action.

“Fellow Nigerian youths, as we reflect on youth engagement for global action today, let us realize that a new era of opportunities and responsibilities is now upon us.

“Today’s youths are now being called upon to rise as practical stakeholders in governance and development. Let us rise to this challenge,” Sukubo said.

The youths at the occasion announced Ooni Ogunwusi as the ”Royal Father of Nigerian Youths”, in recognition and appreciation of his immeasurable commitment towards youth development in the country.

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Getting Closer To God As We Fight COVID — Mofetoluwa Aransiola

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Gospel Musician, MofeToluwa Aransiola says that Covid should also be an alert and a wake-up call for us to seek God’s salvation.

“If you are viewing this now then God has kept you safe from Covid to this date. Many of us have lost loved ones to the pandemic and tomorrow it might be one of us. God is real and heaven is real. In times like this, we need to stay closer to God and keep seeking salvation.

Today, I released my debut album that appreciates God for his safety throughout the 2020 Covid 19 Pandemic to this year. Some of the songs are also a cry for help to God to have mercy on us and give us salvation.”

About Mofetoluwa Aransiola

MofeToluwa Yetunde Aransiola is a multifaceted lady with a creative mind, she is popularly known as Princess by her family and friends here in Malawi, this is not unconnected to her royal Yoruba roots stemming from her home country, Nigeria.

She has a passion for humanity and is a medical practitioner with a background in psychotherapy. She is currently studying Public Health Management at the University of Malawi, this also includes a previous first degree in computer science and business management from the Wisconsin International University.

She has an elder sister who is an icon in the Nigerian music industry and has learnt under her tutelage for more than 15 years, her sister is one of her greatest motivation for singing, she has also drawn inspiration from other great African musicians over the course of the years with specific emphasis on world best gospel artists.

“You’ve been Good” is an album that appreciates God for His safety during these difficult times of the 2020 Covid19 Pandemic that’s brought fear and turmoil to the world at large.

The album is beautifully composed by her through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and one of her elder brothers and Pastor, Jonathan Gershon. It is produced by Gift Chisamba, arranged by Tolu Olokun with talking drum beats made in Nigeria by Femi Atorise.

The songs have been carefully delivered in different Malawian languages alongside different African languages of every country she’s lived in especially her home country Nigeria.

She hopes you feel the presence of Jesus calming every storm and speaking peace to your soul at the sound of each track…

Listen and Enjoy!

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First Anniversary As Mayegun: K1 Preaches Peace And Safety In Nigeria

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Exactly this date last year, quintessential Fuji Lord, King Wasiu Olasunkanmi Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate was bestowed with the honour of the first Mayegun of Yorubaland by His Imperial Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo, OBA LAMIDI ADEYEMI, CON.

As the symbol of peace in Yorubaland, the versatile and prolific artiste took the opportunity to canvass the need to maintain peaceful coexistence among the people of the Yoruba race, Nigerians, and people all over the world.

In a message signed by his Media Aide, Mr. Kunle Rasheed, the music icon said the world and indeed Nigeria, fervently need peace in this New Year which is a catalyst for growth and development in any society.

K1 in his message, also took time out to preach safety with regards to mankind’s new enemy; Covid-19 which had invaded the world since December 2019.

He urged Nigerians to obey the safety protocols imposed by the government. According to him, “if we observe the safety measures, the unwanted enemy will be defeated in no time”.

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SAD: Orisabunmi’s Younger Sister Dies, Three Days After Brother’s Death

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Three days after the death of popular Yoruba actress, Mrs. Folake Aremu, widely known as Orisabunmi, her younger sister Mrs. Janet Ademola, has reportedly passed on.

News of the demise of Ademola, the last child of the family, was broken on Saturday by Gbenga Onisola, her nephew.

It will be recalled that Orisabunmi’s brother, Steve Onisola, had died on Thursday, barely 24hours after the death of the popular actress.

Onisola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, Ilorin, passed on at age 71 after a brief illness.

Ademola, who was mourning her sister’s death described her elder sister as her best friend, a caring sister, and a mother with a rare heart of love.

She had said, “The death of my elder sister, Mrs. Folake Aremu, is very painful because of what she stood for in our lives as family members. She was very friendly and caring; she never left her siblings untended. We are pained because she stood in as a good mother for all of us.

“As the last child of the family, she took very good care of me. We were very close and used to each other. She gave her best to ensure that I was well catered for. She was a selfless fellow. She was very humane and she persevered a lot. She would not underrate anyone.”

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