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“Nigeria Rewards Trivialities and Mediocrity” – Wale Adenuga4 minutes read

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Brother Naija 2020 lockdown season housemate, Laycon who emerged as the winner of the reality show, having defeated Dorathy, Nengi, Vee and Neo to covet the grand price in the ‘lockdown edition of the show is now Ogun state’s Youth Ambassador and gospel artiste; Wale Adenuga expresses his displeasure over that.

“I’m disheartened by the Governor of Ogun state making the winner of #bbnaija an ambassador of the state, rewarding him further with cash and a house.
No thanks to you sir for further entrenching the sad narrative that we are a nation that rewards trivialities & mediocrity. #sad”

Wale Adenuga went ahead to clear the air, when Laycon’s fan trolled him for referring to their president as a dog.

“Post Script: I’ve had so many comments on this and that’s to be expected. People have taken exception to the term ‘dogs’. This is an idiomatic expression and NOT the labelling of a person. Apologies to anyone misconstruing that figure of speech and definitely label anyone a dog”



Laycon emerged winner after scoring the highest votes claiming more than half of the votes with 60%. Laycon’s win became apparent few weeks into the show, going by the singer’s indomitable fans.


Laycon beat all 19 housemates to the N85 million grand prize which includes N30 million in cash and other mouth-watering gifts. The 2020 edition of the show witnessed drama, emotion, betrayal and intrigues while it lasted.


After 10 weeks of drama and stiff competition in the Big Brother house, Laycon nabbed the winning title after garnering the most votes from viewers.

The 26-year-old singer and rapper from Ogun won the 85 million naira prize. Following his win, Laycon walked away with N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; and home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.
Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi; a branded chiller; a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.


Asides winning the ultimate prize, Laycon also won over N6 million cash during his stay in the house. He also bagged a marketing campaign deal, skincare products, free food supply, homecare products, ambassador deal, a trip to Scotland and $500 Bitcoin.


Laycon born Olamilekan Agbeleshe, is a 26-year-old singer and rapper from Ogun State whose musical fame was unknown but became a fan’s favourite after entertaining the housemates on their first night in the redecorated house. However, what sealed his spot was the number of music stars who campaigned for him on social media, particularly the micro blogging site Twitter. Samklef, Oxlade, Chinko Ekun were some of the music artistes who vigorously rooted for him. It was only a matter of days before the fans labelled themselves as Icons, dominating Twitter streets with their various hashtags.

It was announced yesterday by the Governor of Ogun state that Laycon is the Youth Ambassador for Ogun state. His win in Big Brother however got him an office, more money and more landed property.

Governor Dapo Abiodun said while announcing Laycon as the Youth Ambassador


“Once again, I congratulate you and on this note, I hereby appoint you as Youth Ambassador of Ogun State.


“I look forward to working with you to be a model of good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity that are general attributes of Ogun State, and in fact, your homestead, Odeda,” Abiodun said while hosting Laycon at the executive chamber of the governor’s office in the capital city of Abeokuta”

“We believe that you will help inspire our teeming youths to channel their energies towards positive engagements and shun vices such as robbery, drug abuse, cultism, advanced fee fraud, cybercrimes and kidnapping, amongst other negative tendencies”


“On behalf of the government and good people of Ogun State, I join your fans across the world to welcome you to your home state. Despite all the odds, temptations, and provocations in the house, I am proud that you came out unscathed and uninvolved in any scandal or immoral act”

“ You have also demonstrated with the way you carried out your assigned tasks in the house with comportment; intellectual responses to questions and; your spirit of fair-play, that your academic achievement at the University of Lagos was earned.
This has also shown that our universities can and still produce graduates that are found worthy in character and good learning,” he added.

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NC Exclusive // The Tea On Niniola’s Album “Colours And Sounds” With Riyah Abdul

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Telling the African story The Queen of Afro-House, Niniola sits pretty with Newscentral TV Journalist Riyah Abdul as they discuss @Niniola ‘s new album -Colours and Sounds. This album includes her collaborations with legendary afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti and American record producer and rapper, Timberland. Colours and Sounds is a follow-up to her 2017 record ‘This is Me’, which produced the hit song, ‘Maradona’. The new 13-track album (plus two extras) features Afrobeat stars Nonso Amadi, Kenyan Afro-Pop band Sauti Sol, South African singer-songwriter Busiswa, and Nigerian record producer; Sarz

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“I may not run for office but I’ll join a political party that aligns with my values”- Diary Of A Naija Girl

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Brand cinematic story teller, Ife, popularly known as Diary of a Naija girl has revealed her utmost displeasure to the system of governance in Nigeria stating categorically things she would do and things she would not do after the president’s address on Thursday night.


“Last night, I chose to calm my spirit and sleep early. This was after I had cried in frustration in the shower. I’m up now and after a deep soul search, I have made the following decisions: I may not run for office but I’ll join a political party that aligns with my values. I will take it as my sole duty to encourage youths to join a political party that aligns with their values. I will make it my sole duty to encourage youths to get their voters card and vote. I will spend my resources to support youths who have the right values to get involved in the governance of this country.”

Here’s what I will not do:I will no longer spend one more moment of my energy, emotions and time feeling bad or angry at this government .Even though I’ve lost faith in the government, I have faith in myself and my capabilities because I know that when I set my mind to something, I’m unstoppable, no matter the challenges.

For now, I’ll go back to my business to regain the time I’ve lost while enveloped in the #Endsars movement. I hope that in your own time, you’ll join me in this resolve to make REAL change happen in Nigeria by starting with yourself and participating in your little way because it truly does start with us. And because enough is enough! No more wallowing in defeat and/or self-pity, A LOT IS AT STAKE. May the souls of those we’ve lost in this fight, rest in peace. Amin.


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Ife ‘s hope of a new era seem to have been dashed. Few days ago, DANG made it known how optimistic she was that change had truly begun. In her exact words, I was moved to tears by the unity amongst us, the real pain in people’s eyes and the desperate hope in their voices. This is happening, we may have reached the peak of “anyhowness” from our Govt. I think change has begun”


However after the President’s speech, she lost hope against hope.
“Did you watch the President’s speech?I watched it and heard him pay tribute to fallen policemen but didn’t hear him mention anything about the #LekkitollgateMassacre .Or was there a point he did this and maybe I was distracted? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

I was at that protest almost every day and on Tuesday as well. It could have been me that was shot dead and this is how everyone will act helpless, just the way I feel helpless now. This means those people too who were killed, that’s it. They’re gone and that’s it?” The content creator said disappointed.

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Feminist Coalition Stops Receiving Donations, States Plans For The Remaining Funds

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Feminist Coalition, a not-for-profit organization and one of the leading supporters of the #EndSARS campaign, has informed all financial supporters of the campaign to stop sending funds to the group, while also revealing plans for the remaining donated funds.


The group disclosed this in a statement titled “A Statement from the Feminist Coalition”, issued and co-signed by Damilola Odufuwa, Odunayo Eweniyi, Layo Ogunbanwo, Ozzy Etomi, Ire Aderinokun, Fakhrriyyah Hashim, Oluwaseun Osowobi, Jola Ayeye, Laila Johnson-Salami, Karo Omu, Obiageli Alintah, Tito Ovia, Kiki Mordi and FK Abudu.

The group, which also urged protesters to stay indoors and observe the curfew in their respective states, stated that it received a total of N147.8 million cash donations in favour of the #EndSARS protests against brutality and extrajudicial killings by men of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.


It stated, “The funds were raised through the generosity of well-meaning people and concerned Nigerians who want their voices to be heard and their demands to be met.”
According to the group, it decided to stop all donation inflows following the speech by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening.







“The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.


“The past two weeks have been tough for many Nigerians, most especially the last two days. Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed at the height of what started as peaceful marches for the end to police brutality.
“The Feminist Coalition condoles with every Nigerian mother, father, son, daughter who has lost a loved one in these trying times. These Nigerians share the same vision for a better country as we all do and should be duly recognized as heroes.


“Following the President’s address, we hereby encourage all young Nigerians to stay safe, stay home, and observe the mandated curfew in your state.
“The Feminist Coalition has made a decision to henceforth stop all donation inflows for the #EndSARS peaceful protest. The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.”
Breakdown of funds received over the past 14 days:
* Total received – ₦147,855,788.28 (includes donations in USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, GHS, KES, and BTC)



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