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Nigerian Billionaire Businessman, Bolu Akin-Olugbade, Dies of COVID-19

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A Nigerian billionaire and one of the largest collectors of Rolls Royce in the world, Bolu Akin-Olugbade, has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

The 64-year-old socialite died at the Paelon COVID Centre, Ikeja in Lagos State, family sources said.

Akin-Olugbade was the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State.

The businessman and successful lawyer obtained a doctorate in Company Law from Cambridge University.

He was a great lover of high-end Rolls Royce cars and globally reputed as one of the largest collectors of Rolls Royce. He also had business interests in property development, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, maritime and offshore services and investment banking.

Until his death, Akin-Olugbade was the chairman of Bolu Akin-Olugbade Limited and GMT Limited.

His 10th Rolls Royce, the Cullinan worth $450,000, was reportedly the first to be shipped to Africa in 2019.

A man of taste and glamour, Akin-Olugbade, in a 2018 interview, said: “I have different concepts of how I spend money. I spend money on cars because I have always loved cars. I bought my first Rolls Royce in 1984 and now, I am on my ninth Rolls Royce. I believe in dressing well and I travel a lot.”

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Tacha Reacts to Internet Trolls Following Bandele’s Death

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Reality TV star, Tacha has called out Big brother Nigeria fans who refuse to realise that the reality show is just a game, and would wish death on others for supporting their favourite housemate.

Yet these same people, mourned Digital Strategist, Ayodele Bandele who recently died after suffering years of depression.

According to Tacha, being unkind drives people to depression. While expressing displeasure, she also urged people on social media to be kind with words when dealing with strangers online because they do not know people’s battles.

Recently, a young Nigerian man in Lagos identified as Dele, who was declared missing on Tuesday, January 12, was found dead after battling depression for 7years.

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Kenyans Blast Tourism Ministry for Appointing British Model, Naomi Campbell, Ambassador

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Angry Kenyans have taken to Twitter to harshly criticise the government for appointing British model and entrepreneur, Naomi Campbell, as an ambassador for Kenyan tourism board.

Kenya’s Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala, had in a statement on Tuesday announced the supermodel as Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador.

“Supermodel Naomi Campbell has agreed to be Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador. She will help promote the marketing of Kenya as an ideal tourism and travel destination to the world,” a statement from the ministry read.

“We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand.”

Campbell congratulated the government for infrastructural developments related to tourism like the upgrading of the Malindi Airport at the coast and the international accreditation of a golf course in Vipingo Ridge.

However, the news hasn’t gone down well with some Kenyans who believed the ambassadorial role for so-called Magical Kenya should have been given to a Kenyan making an impact internationally like actress Lupita Nyong’o or comedian Elsa Majimbo.

“Why did we not pick our own Lupita Nyong’o, buy kenya build Kenya promoting our own,” Victor Amalemba tweteed.

“Why didn’t Ajuma Nasenyana not get the position and she is Kenyan, why didn’t Lupita not get the offer and she is Kenyan, why didn’t Debra Sanaipei not get the position and she is Kenyan.. what was the criteria for selection? Non Kenyan?” Syombua Kibue tweeted.

“Please stop with this Elsa instead of NaomiCampbell debate . Wealthy people may laugh at your jokes, but on buying/spending decisions, perceived influencer authenticity and inaccessibility is what keeps luxury, luxury,” Kathambi Kaaris tweeted.

Meanwhile, news of Campbell’s recruitment comes in the wake of veteran artiste, Madonna, announcing she was also in the country for a visit.

The 62-year-old posted videos on her Instagram account saying she had visited the counties of Samburu and Baringo and interacted with locals.

Kenya’s tourism sector was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic recording lower numbers of visitors and hotel occupancy but the government has since embarked on an aggressive campaign to revive its fortunes.

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Nigerian Music Star, Dbanj, Wife Welcome Baby Girl

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Nigerian music star, D’banj and his wife, Didi Kilgrow have welcomed a baby girl to their family.

The popular musician made the announcement via his official Instagram account where he revealed his excitement about the new addition to their home.

“As I Hold My Daughter, My Own babylet In my Arms On This Day all the proof in God I need is in Her Eyes, you are a gift from the heavens and my God indeed honoured His words in Psalms 65:11,” he wrote.

“And to my Beautiful Wife lineo, I watched how you changed by the day and I marvelled at your strength. I couldn’t imagine the stress you had to go through carrying another human in a body. But You taught me what real strength is as you endured every kick and change just to give us our baby girl, while still Taking care of all of us.

“You are wonderful love and a Rare Gem 💎 I’m grateful I get to wake up to you. You have proven yet again that you are unmistakably one of the best gifts God has ever blessed me with.

“I love you. Happy New year .2021 is full of GRACE 🚀🚀🚀🚀🙏🙏🙏🙏 Zane your Little sister is here!”

D’banj and his wife suffered a painful loss in 2018 when their first child, Daniel Oyebanjo III drowned in their home. The couple announced a new addition in 2019 as they gave birth to another bit before the latest entrant to the Oyebanjo family.

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