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The Ace Comedian Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, popularly know as the Grand Comedian of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has just successfully concluded his hit comedy show “Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and friends” the maiden edition in the city of Akure.

The just concluded event which was put together by Laughter Incorporated, a Gbenga Adeyinka initiative, Sponsored by Maltina supported by The Ondo state Government, First Bank of Nigeria, FIRS and EIE NIGERIA took place at the Dome (a 3500 seater hall) in Akure.

It was an hilarious evening with 100% fun, laughter, and excitement that left the audience ecstatic. The evening was filled with lots of comedy and music with Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and his friends, Reminisce, Omobaba, Small Doctor, Woli Agba, Slimcase, CDQ, Kennyblaq, Faze, Soundsultan, Lord of Ajasa, Arole, Peteru, Adetoun, Dr Smile, Koffi and lots more.

The event was graced by the presence of the Paramount Ruler of Akure the “Deji of Akure” Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi (Odundun II), the Chief of Staff of Ondo State, 5 Regents, Top management staff of Nigerian breweries Plc led by the RBM, senior Brand managers of brands, prominent politicians, upwardly mobile business men, representatives of FIRS, FIRSTBANK, EIE and many other dignitaries.

The venue was filled to the brim with a lot of people still waiting outside to buy tickets that had run out.
Tables, VVIP, VIP and Regular tickets were all sold out before the show commenced.

The foyer which was the designated holding area was beautified by Maltina and acted as an engagement area

The Laffmattazz live in Akure (THE INVASION) was a huge success. The city of Akure eagerly awaits the subsequent editions.

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Made Kuti Releases New Single ‘No More Wars’

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Grammy nominee and Africa’s rising Afrobeat singer, Mádé Kuti, has released a new single entitled ‘No more wars’ via Partisan Records off his forthcoming album.

The single, which was composed, arranged, and authored by the young Mádé Kuti, was produced by GMK and Sodi Marciszewer, who recorded, mixed, or produced Fela’s last six albums.

Speaking on the release of ‘No more wars,’ Mádé says, “No More Wars is entirely about temper, control, and focus. It’s about experiences I’ve had that taught me to reflect intentionally before I react.”

Continuing, he said, “The lyrics are inspired by my father’s consistency in following his path despite dealing with an overwhelming amount of harsh, untrue, and deliberately cruel people inside and outside of his circle.”

The song features an impressive vocal performance from the multi-instrumentalist, who preaches the need to embrace peace and re-awakening of true values during trying times.

The young Kuti returns to the scene with the new single after the completion of the tour of the U.S. with his dad, Femi Kuti, and the Positive Force.

The record is coming after the success of ‘For‘e’ward, Mádé Kuti’s first album that was jointly released alongside his father’s album and titled Legacy+.

Mádé Kuti’s new music draws from a deep well and understanding of the insecurity and global wars and the Afrobeat storytelling tradition to fuse soulful Afrobeat chords, horns and voices in creating a unique sound that will be a hit among young and older Nigerians and international audiences alike.

With the release of this single and his forthcoming album, Mádé Kuti is set to once again remind Nigerians and his international audience of his lyrical prowess, vocal dexterity, and multi-instrumental abilities.

Over the years, this graduate of London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has been honing his musical prowess in the music industry – learning from his father and the legacies of his grandfather, Fela Anikulapo Kuti – before starting his Movement band to release his first album while still performing with his father’s Positive Force band.

“No more wars,” is now available on all streaming platforms

Praise for Mádé + ‘Legacy +’:

“Mádé Kuti is a one-man studio band…[he] merges the slow-simmering rhythm and implacable horn riffs of vintage Afrobeat with a looping, prismatic, multilayered production, doubling back toward psychedelia.” – New York Times


“Giddy and transcendent” – Paste

“With one listen through ‘Legacy +,’ it’s clear that the late Fela Kuti’s musical family tree remains both strong and fruitful.” – American Songwriter.

“A fresh take on the Afrobeat sound that Fela pioneered in the 1970s and ’80s. Made carries the torch for his family’s Black consciousness and activist politics.” – SPIN

“Throws Afrobeat to the future” – The Observer

“The dynasty continues” – Uncut (8/10)

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JUST IN: Kidnapped Nollywood Actors Regain Freedom

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Nollywood takes a sigh of relief as the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt.

Recall that PorscheClassy earlier reported that the duo were kidnapped.

The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas announced their release by the abductors who were touched by the spirit of God to set them free and unharmed.

The Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the victims.

On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period.

He urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times.

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Again! Nigerians To Pay More On Calls, SMS And Data Services As FG Imposes Another 5% Tax

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The federal government has concluded plans to impose another five percent Excise Duty on all telecommunications services, including calls, SMS, and data services.

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance and national planning disclosed this at a stakeholders’ forum organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in Abuja on Thursday.

Ahmed said the decision was motivated by the federal government’s desperation to augment declining income from oil and gas.

“The issue of revenue is not something that need to be shy away from, our revenue can no longer take care of our needs as a country,” she said. “Also Nigeria is no longer making enough money in oil revenue hence the attention is shifting to non-oil revenue.”

Ms Ahmed, represented by Musa Umar, Assistant Director, Tax and Policy, urged stakeholders to support the implementation of the five per cent exercise duty on telecommunications services.

The minister defended the recently enacted tax by claiming that several African nations, including Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and others, have successfully tapped into this method of generating revenue.

She did however assure Nigerians, that the government is committed to implementing the regulation in a seamless manner that will not negatively impact Nigerians.

In response to the development, Engr Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, described the new tax regime as a strange move and unusual development.

He bemoaned that the newly imposed tax was a mishmash of 39 different taxes payable by the country’s telecom operators, implying that the new tax burden would be passed on to subscribers.

“It is a strange move, it appears a bit unusual. Excise duty is supposed to be apportioned to goods and products, but we are surprised this is on services,” he said.

“We currently pay a lot of taxes, running into 39 of them, so we can’t add more to the our existing burden. We won’t be able to absolve this on behalf of subscribers. The five per cent excise duty will be paid by the subscribers. It will collected by the operators on all voice and data services including OTT and remitted to the Nigerians Customs”, he added.

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