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BOXING: Tyson Fury Demands £500m To Fight Anthony Joshua

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Tyson Fury, also known as The Gypsy King, has revealed that it will take a “£500m deal” for him to return to professional boxing.

Tyson, 33, insisted he was hanging up his gloves after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April.

The WBC champ has left fans baffled having retired, then saying he will return for a £200m bout with Anthony Joshua, then making a U-turn on that to suggest he would only be interested in exhibition events.

He has now claimed he would take on his fellow Brit – for the audacious sum of £500m.

He revealed the figure in an interview with talkSPORT after initially raising hopes of a Battle of Britain bout when speaking to Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions on Tuesday.

In a confusing series of apparent U-turns, Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain today to state he IS retired and will only enter the ring for “Hollywood style entertainment”.

And he has now muddied the waters further, telling talkSPORT, “I’m 100 percent retired. Nothing’s changed. Everyone’s making all these assumptions that I’m coming back, I’ve got these dates.

“I’m coming back for a few exhibition fights. Playtime, showtime, entertainment.

“I don’t know who the exhibition is against. I thought it was against an old timer or The Rock or someone so maybe it will generate £200m on my end.

“Even £200m doesn’t even tempt me. I’d probably want half a billion to come out of retirement.

“If it’s half a billion I won’t say no (to Joshua).

“What he’s got to do is come out with half a billion and then the Gypsy King will solve all his problems. Because if AJ gets beat again by Usyk then there will be only one man to redeem this great nation of the United Kingdom and he goes by the name of Tyson Fury.

“I can solve all the problems, the embarrassment, all that stuff that’s going to happen – one call, but it’s going to cost £500m.”

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“I Was Lost But Now I’m Found O Allah”, JJC Skillz Prays As He Returns To Islam

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Award-winning songwriter and filmmaker, AbdurRasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skills has announced that he has returned to Islam, his father’s religion.

The former husband of popular actress, Funke Akindele, made this known through a series of posts on his verified Instagram handle and corroborated his announcement with an interview with an Islamic online platform, Muslims News, on Thursday.

JJC Skills said he was originally born into an Islamic family but he never practiced it as he chose to follow the faith of his mummy, adding, “I was lost but now I’m found O Allah, I ask You for Your pardon and well-being in this life and the next.

“O Allah, veil my weaknesses and set at ease my dismay, and preserve me from the front and behind and on my right and my left and from above, and I take refuge with You lest I be swallowed up by the earth.”

Speaking to Muslims News, the musician said it was a design of God that he would finally embrace Islam.

“I was born a Muslim, AbdurRasheed by name. My dad, Bello is a Muslim but my mum is a Christian. Back then I used to go Islamiyah but all I remembered about it was getting beaten. They used to scare us with hellfire so, I never practiced.

“It’s God’s design that I will return to Islam. I thank Allah for sparing my life.

“I am so happy I found Islam again because it has given me peace. It has given me direction and focus. I was truly lost but now, I am found,” he maintained.

 

 

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Despite Difficult Times, Firstbank Excited Families With Unique “DecemberIssaVybe” Experiences

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It was glitz and glamour as the premier and leading financial institution in the country, FirstBank thrilled their customer to a memorable “DecemberIssaVybe” at the just concluded Vibe on the Beach, featuring sensational music act, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun widely known as Big Wiz. The timing of the concert was right, having had Asake and Kiss Daniel’s concert precede that of the grammy award winning music sensation.

DecemberIssaVybe is not just about music but fun, fun and fun in its entirety, from stage plays to art and culture… the list comprised Culturati to Beeta Arts Festival Abuja, Koffi Tha Guru Unorthodox, Duke of Shomolu Production’s Encore, Our Duke Has Gone Mad Again and Ufok Iban.

Others supported by the Bank include; Joromi: The Musical Concert; Osamede, Awo and Ufok Iban by Duke of Shomolu Productions.

So back to the main gist… tell me who does not love gist, especially when it comes to Big Wiz.

Vibes on The Beach was held at Landmark Beach Oniru, Lagos on Friday, December 30th, 2022. It was unarguably an amazing night of fun and nothing but a star-studded show which exploded the audience to the height of ecstasy and rhythm of bliss courtesy of FirstBank.

With the kick time slated for 6 pm, the environs of Oniru were a beehive of activities as thousands thronged Landmark to be a partaker of the grandest Lagos concert of the year.

The organizational skills of the organizers and sponsors were nothing short of perfection as Landmark was transfigured into a haven of an international center, divided into regular, VIP, and VVIP.

Of a truth, the attendees who cut across individuals, friends, family members who came for reunions, and lovers were all smiles as they passed through the passage of entrance branded with FirstBank, the only financial brand which has provided them the opportunity and platform for yet another memorable homecoming experience with their idol, Wizkid.

Those at the regulars, VIPs, and VVIPs stands were mesmerized by the decoration and branding of the venue and the cool atmosphere which prepared them for the entrance of their favorite show hosts, Mr. Macaroni and Kiekie whose real names are Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori.

Guests and fans of Big Wiz were in High expectations of the fun-filled experience they signed for the night when Popular skit maker cum musician, Oderhohwo Joseph Efe, famously called Carter Efe and Berri Tiga sang their trendy song, Machala, a blend of Afro-fusion. The song is widely attributed to be an anthem in honour of the superstar singer, Wizkid.

Afterwards, Landmark was thrown into a frenzy as Big Wiz, the biggest act of the night was ushered on stage. Interestingly, the entrance of Big Wiz was a barrier breaker and line crosser as those in the regular, VIP, and VVIP stands all melted into unison to the scintillating performance of the music superstar as he took everyone down memory lane starting from his evergreen debut singles to the newest and fresh contemporary songs. And guess what? Wizkid surprised everyone and added a juicy flavour to the event by doing a collaboration with the popular act, Naira Marley.

Truth be told, the 2022 edition of “#DecemberIssaVybe” by FirstBank goes beyond excitement but birthed memories that will be hard to fade off attendees’ minds for many years.

The bank’s dedication to going beyond functional products and benefits for its stakeholders and providing these types of enabling experiences sets it apart in the industry and solidifies its position as a leader in not just directly supporting the arts and entertainment industry but economically impacting its value chain.

Anyone not following the Bank is surely on a long thing but hey, it is never too late as there are still many excitements the Bank creates on its social media ecosystem via @firstbanknigeria (Instagram); @FirstBankngr (Twitter) and First Bank of Nigeria Limited (Facebook).

2023 will surely be another back-to-back hit as the financial giant creates more memorable fun for its customers and followers.

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Nigerian Comedian, Basketmouth Ends Marriage With Wife

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Bright Okpocha, popularly known by his stage name Basketmouth has announced the end of marriage with his wife, Elsie Okpocha.

The famous comedian took to his Instagram page to break the news.

He, however enjoined his fans to respect the family’s privacy as they navigate through this phase.

 

See his post below:

 

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