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Meet 2019 Big Brother Naija housemates

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The #BigBrotherNaija 2019 kicked off with twenty-one housemates battling for N60 million worth of prizes as announced earlier by the organizer, M-Net West Africa.

The housemates would be staying at the Big Brother House for the next twelve weeks to entertain TV viewers across Africa and beyond.

Below is a list of the “pepper them” housemates

1. Avala

Saidat “Avala” Balogun’s highest point of her life is when she gave birth to her daughter and her single, ‘Give me a chance’. The budding singer studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York. Avala wants the world to know her. She’s so happy to be here. Avala is not single and is not ready to mingle!

2. Diane

Diane is 23 and from Kaduna. She’s going to be herself and is in the house for the money! She’s a terrible dancer but loves dancing. Very single, too.

3. Ella

Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi is no stranger to the limelight. She was a runner up in a popular music talent search show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. Ella is 30 and from Anambra. She’s so giddy!. Ella says she’s single and not available. She loves attention and doesn’t like to wear clothes.

4. Esther

Esther is 22 from Lagos. She’s excited and nervous. Esther is a lawyer and a part time hustler. She’s here for it all – money, experience, fun!

5. Frodd

Frodd is 28 and from Anambra. “Fresh and odd.” Frodd says he’ll be himself. He’s a bit complicated, and is a 9-5 guy, not an entertainer.

6. Gedoni

Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur who likes to keep it simple with a dash of sophistication. The 31-year-old Cross Riverian enjoys basketball, soccer, taking walks and cleaning the house! His other talents include writing poetry and drawing portraits with pencil.

7. Ike

Ike is 26 and from Imo. He’s so excited and wants to give us a show! He wants to give us drama and romance. Ike is a model, and we can expect a lot of attitude from him.

8. Isilomo

Isilomo is 27 and from Edo, and she’s adventurous. She wants us to expect a lot of fun.

9. Jackye

Jackye is 23 and from Anambra. She too is here for the money. She’s in a relationship. Jackye says she’s a chameleon. She’ll amass a large fanbase.

10. Jeff

Jeff is 30 and from Anambra. An Igbo boy, so composed. He wants to have fun and cause trouble with the ladies. Jeff says he doesn’t have a strategy. He’s not married.

11. Khafi

Khafi is a policewoman! Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself. She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good.

12. Kimophra

Kimophra is single and available. She wants us to expect a lot of manipulation and sarcasm. Kimophra is here for both the experience and money. She wants to invest and further her education.

13. Mercy

26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos. She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing. No matter the setbacks, Mercy always picks herself up and does her best. She’s here to win the money.

14. Mike

Mike Edwards is a husband, CEO and athlete who doesn’t know how to quit. The highest point in his life was the day he got married to the love of his life. Mike owns the first Black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom and he’s also a professional athlete.

15. Nelson

Nelson is 26 and is from Rivers State. He’s single and VERY VERY available!. Nelson is a masseuse, and is a past Mr Universe Nigeria.

16. Omashola

Model and Entrepreneur Omashola is originally from Delta State, but now calls Lagos home. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”. Omashola says he’s a talkative. “Warri no dey carry last.”

17. Seyi

Seyi is 30 from Ogun. He’s known as The Doctor!. Seyi is not single and not available. Is he married? He’s here for the experience!. Seyi is the grandson of Obafemi Awolowo. He’s here to enjoy himself.

18. Sir Dee

Sir Dee is 28 and is from Kogi. He’s here for money and experience. Sir Dee is a banker, and his bosses don’t know he’s on Big Brother.

19. Tacha

Tacha is 23 and from Rivers. She can’t wait to show the world herself. She loves to make money. Tacha is a social media sensation. She’s bringing herself, she says – she’s real, interesting.

20. Thelma

Thelma is 26 from Imo. She’s going to spice up the house!. She’s here for the experience and the money. She’s not single!

21. Tuoyo

Tuoyo is 24 and he likes working out. He’s a flirt. Tuoyo is also a psychotherapist, a part time stripper and fitness trainer.

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Queen Elizabeth Adejoh wins Miss Green and White Nigeria 2019 pageant

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Queen Elizabeth Adejoh has emerged winner of the 6th edition of the prestigious Miss Green and White Nigeria held 27th of October 2019 at the Presken Hotel & Resorts Ikeja, Lagos State Nigeria.
While Miss Lagos Adebukola Ibekwe emerged, 1st Runner up and Miss Oyo,  Oluwakemisola Bada 2nd Runner up.

The little Queens was not left out as the competition was Entertaining and Educative.
Miss Akwa Ibom, Clara Whyte Treasure emerged the winner MGWN Little Queen 2019. While Miss Anambra, Zikora Ellora Jude, came 2nd and Miss Benue, Ifeoma Marie Anekwe came 3rd.
The event also saw Mr. Lagos, Adelola Adeyemi Samuel, crowned the winner Mr Green and White Nigeria 2019.

MGWN Pageant holds every October in Nigeria as part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence, promoting peace and empowerment by bringing together the Nigerian Youths as advocates for a decent and ordered society.

This year event was themed: YOUTHS AS INSTRUMENT OF FOSTERING PEACE AND SECURITY.

Amb. (Mrs) Juliet Geoffrey Porbeni a Nigerian, former Beauty Pageant Queen, model, multi award winning entrepreneur, Ceo of  2Side Modelling Concepts and Founder MGWN who’s vision is to promote peace and leave a positive legacy for the future generation.

The pageant gives a great platform for empowerment and create opportunities to young Nigerians to express themselves, build their self-esteem, boost their confidence, and help them actualize their God given talents by educating them on how to fit well into the society socially, economically and prepare them to become role models and proponents of peace.

The event which was anchored by one of Nigeria finest MC and  Comedia, MC MO and Co Host by Anita Shimfe Neetah, Ceo and Host of Life Chat with Neetah.

The Occasion was also Graced by Hon. Princess Folashade F.G Olabanji Oba. Apostle Dr. Helen Dania, Senior Pastor Royal Church International UK. Mrs Uche Obiora, Ceo, Gocint Fashion. Amb. Sandra Azeez, MGWN winner 2016. Chief Olayinka Okuribido, Ceo, Bido Entertainment. Nollywood Actor, Emmanuel Ilemobayo. Mr. Akintunde Akinpelu, Publisher, Prime Events Int’l Magazine. Mrs. Angela Tony Iji, GM Southern Operations- Leadership Newspaper. Mr Charles Porbeni, President, Connecting Naija Musicians.  Success Adaeze Abu-Idris Ceo, SAIL Edutainment Media/ organizer of Outstanding Women Awards. Queen Esther James, Miss Lagos State 2019.
Okafor Victor Valentine Chukwuyem, Ceo, Ovc Modelling Agency. Oti Tony. Int’l Dj Whatzapp. Super Model Avatar. Amb. Chiamaka Eustace, President, Chiamaka Da Voice Foundation. Amb. Chiamaka Divine Emeh, Amb. Happiness Daniel. Queen Adekemi Balogun and many others.

Wofai Samuel an International Media Personality lead the judge team that saw Elizabeth Adejoh the crown Queen for MGWN 2019. She was joined by Princess Mrs Blessing Eustace, MD De-United Ltd. Mr. Shegun Lawal, Ovation TV. Mrs. Lucy Nicholas Ebose, Ceo, Lunilch Global Concept. Amb. Oyindamola Oyegbola MGWN Winner 2014. Amb Connel Udofia, Ceo CMC International. Amb. Maryann Obiora MGWN Tourism Ambassador 2015.

It was more entertaining and full of love as the Green Carpet was shot down by Queen Linda Chidex an On air personality and presenter with 2Side Mobile TV.

It was an entertaining and educative event, as there where variety of music, dance, comedy performance and talk show.
It was proudly supported by NTA, Daily Trust, Vanguard, Ovation TV, Tomi (Cranberry Drinks), Tommy Walson Lightens & Events, Power Horse Energy Drinks, Snow TV, CNM, Tori ng, Life Chat with Neetah, Ozibella Foundation, Clique Photos, Prime Events Int’l Mag, HERO Mag, Famous Peoples Magazine, Joforte Kitchen, AIT, CMC, Labo Groups, Vimem Creations, Wire my Cake, QCA, EL Entert. The Witness, Prestige Magazine, The Pace News, Smile International Mag. CWAI, Asorewa Fashion, (Let’s Cloths You), Mamani Couture, IJ Foundation, Chukslyonews, MC Mo Brand, Absolute Hearts, Smile Foundation, Women on the Front Line Empowerment Initiative, Avatar Communications and Achievers Foundation.

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Oniru Throne: Abisogun family members at war over succession

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Less than 40 days after the death of a first class monarch in Lagos State, the Oniru of Iruland. His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, serious war has reportedly broken out in Abisogun Ruling House over his successor.
It will be recalled that the respected and powerful monarch died in late September, 2019 at the age of 82 after a brief illness.
Under the reign of the monarch, Iru land, the host of the highbrow Oniru and Victoria Island, became a mega location with investments and buildings worth hundreds of billions of naira.
We were reliably informed that a tussle has broken down over the throne with many candidates showing interest in the coveted seat.
Some of those said to have shown interest in the obaship seat included Wasiu Ogunbambi, Jamiu Adelakun and Saliu Abisogun.
Others included Hakeem Ajasa, Fabayi clan, Giwa Otto clan amongst several others.
Reliable sources informed us that lobby has started in high places as some of the candidates were said to have circulated their curriculum vitae among the kingmakers and have started talking to top officials of the Lagos State Government in-charge of chieftaincy affairs in the state.
It was gathered that the matter has torn the family apart as none of the candidates was willing to step down for another.
Our sources added that what baffled watchers of events in the area is the fact that the crisis broke out just few weeks after the death of the Oba of the town.
“It was only on Friday November 1, 2019 that we did the final burial of Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru in Eko Hotel. So it is surprising that the candidates for the throne could not even wait for some time before they start fighting over the stool.
“Were they waiting for the Oba to die? We all know that the throne is lucrative, but that does not mean that they should start fighting immediately. It is uncalled for,” said a source.
It was however, gathered the kingmakers have started necessary consultations both traditionally and officially, and that the needful would be done in due course, while those interested in the office “have been cautioned to allow the people in-charge due their work so that Iru land would have the right traditional ruler at the right time.”
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Miss Green and White Nigeria 2019 holds October 27

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The sixth edition of the annual Miss Green and White Nigeria (MGWN) will hold in Lagos on Sunday 27th October, 2019. The annual beauty pageant holds every October as part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence.

This year’s edition holds at Presken Hotel and Suites, Ikeja, Lagos by 3pm. According to the founder, Juliet Geoffrey Porbeni, the pageant brings together Nigerian Youths as advocates for peace and a decent society.

Porbeni in a statement revealed that the initiative has created platforms for young people to become more relevant in the society by lending their voices to the fight against the surge of violence and terrorism that is fast creeping into the Nigeria society.

“Nigeria has over the past few years recorded series of events that has threatened our existence as a once peaceful nation, the perpetrators are usually idle youths who have become tools in the hands of the evil ones who send them on these ungodly assignments,” she added

“MGWN hopes to promote a peaceful and mutually tolerant Nigeria by investing in the youths. “Young people are on the front lines of political and social change and have the power to renew cultures as well as maintain important traditions. youth skills training encourage employments and paves way for youth to build the green economy we need. It is absolutely critical that youth empowerment is promoted and supported through inclusive, effective, inspiring and innovative projects that promote their rights.”

Porbeni also said that the organizations supporting the MGWN initiative have volunteered to support and empower the winners through free skill acquisition programmes.

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