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10 contestants secure tickets for Goldberg Fuji concert

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After a rigorous and highly competitive contest, 10 contestants – out of the hundreds that turned out – have scaled the first Selection Party hurdle at the fourth edition of Nigeria’s number one Fuji music talent hunt show, Goldberg Fuji t’o Bam. The Selection Parties were held at Samkoll Garden, Ikotun, Lagos State and 3AD Bar, Idiroko Road, Ota Ota, Ogun State.

For the Selection Party held at Ikotun, the following are the five lucky contestants that made it to the next stage of the competition: Abiodun Oloto, Alhaji Wasiu, Azeez Wasiu, Oyeniyi Ismaila, and Ajani Azeez. Similarly, Saheed Ishola, Saheed Milo, Muhammed Adewale, Jabele Saheed and Ayinde Lukman have qualified from the Ota Centre.

Speaking on the contest, Ismaila, who came from Osogbo, Osun State purposely to participate in the talent hunt, disclosed that he had been singing since 15 years now. According to him, he already has a dedicated band, but the team has not waxed any record yet. His words: “I started singing Fuji music 15 years ago. I now have a band, but we perform at occasions like naming, birthday, house warming, and burial ceremonies. He also disclosed that he operates a barbing salon which keeps him busy whenever there is no ceremony to attend.

Ismaila commended Goldberg for the initiative behind the annual competition, which he said is assisting budding artists like himself to actualize their goal in life. He said his target in the contest is to be the Wura1 of Fuji so that his vision of producing the first album could be actualized.

Similarly, Azeez expressed delight at the Fuji t’o Bam talent show; whose initiative he said is unique. He therefore commended Nigerian Breweries Plc for identifying with Fuji music in Nigeria. According to him, the platform is giving upcoming Fuji artistes the opportunity to realize their goal in life.

Speaking on behalf of the top five in Ota, Adewale, said: ‘Fuji music is my life. It has been my favorite music since childhood and the only music I am really accustomed to as an individual. I hope to win this competition not just because of my passion and exposure to Fuji but because I see Fuji music as a way of life and would love to take it professionally. This is why I have fully associated myself with Goldberg as a brand for bringing my life to me.’

Auditions continued in Oyo and Ilesha the same day; followed by Akure and Ado-Ekiti, as well as Ibadan and Sagamu.

The lucky contestants from each audition location would qualify for the quarter final of the contest which would hold in Oyo. The concert proper will begin at the quarter final and the selected contestants from each audition location would join to battle for the ticket to proceed to the semifinal in Ilesha.

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Nasarawa Governor’s Son, Hassan Sule Dies 7 Months After Wedding….

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Abdullahi Sule, the Nasarawa State Governor, has lost his son, Alhaji Hassan Sule.

Hassan reportedly died after a brief illness.

 

He died seven months after his elaborate wedding to Salamatu Muhammad Odeh, which was held on Saturday, June 25 2022.

The wedding took place at the palace of the Emir of Keffi and was attended by prominent Nigerians including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Governors of Kano, Ogun and Borno, Abdullahi Ganduje, Dapo Abiodun and Professor Babagana Zulum respectively.

 

According to Vanguard, the lawmaker representing Lafia North Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammed Ibrahim Alkali said he received the news with great shock.

 

In a condolence message to Governor Sule, the lawmaker described the death of his son, Hassan, as a huge loss to the state and Nigeria at large.

 

“I share my deep condolences with His Excellency, Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, over the passing of his beloved son Alh. Hassan. I pray that Allah (SWT) grants him Aljanatul Firdaus and comfort his family,” the statement said.

 

Also, a condolence message signed by the Publisher of Eggonnews, Matthew Kuju and obtained by the newspaper around 5.30 am, reads, “It is with pains in our hearts to learn of the passage of your dear son, Hassan. No doubt, it is very painful when a father has to bury a son, but only Allah can explain such happenings.

 

“We pray May Allah raise him among the righteous and grant him aljannah Firdausi, and may Allah grant the family the fortitude to bear this painful demise.”

 

 

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Toyin Abraham Distances Self From Property Scammers, Revolution Plus, Bamidele Onalaja!

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Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham has announced that she has ended her working relationship with a real estate company, Revolution Plus.

The actress made the announcement via a short statement she released on Saturday.

She never mentioned why she ended the ambassadorial deal with the company but this may be connected with some complaints raised by customers of the company.

“For those who are observant? You would have noticed my inactivity about the Revolution Plus brand. Got the purpose of business confidentiality, I won’t be going into the back and forth that happened between us, but I can let you know freely that I have stopped working with the brand and all official engagement between us stops by 31st of this month. I am grateful for the opportunity and I am so sorry for those that have experienced inconvenience working with them. I wish the company well in its future dealings and strength to deal with existing issues,” the statement from the actress reads.

In 2022, Toyin was among the brand ambassadors called out by customers after they accused Revolution Plus of failing to allocate properties to them after they made the full payment.

In the heat of the controversy, several aggrieved clients took to social media to drag the entertainers for representing the company despite its alleged involvement in fraud.

But in their reactions, the entertainers called on affected customers to exercise patience, assuring that the issue would be resolved.

In an Instagram post in 2022, Toyin said she has already reached out to the company. She also dismissed claims that she had left the real estate brand.

“I am not leaving the brand as I can say they keep to their words, it’s just that we have issues that need to be resolved,” she wrote.

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Property Scam: Controversial RevolutionPlus CEO, Bamidele Onalaja Lands In N15 Million Scam Allegations…

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Society Reporters reports that The controversial CEO of RevolutionPlus property, Bamidele Onalaja has been accused of a N15 Million scam.

This was made known by a customer of the property company who revealed that he purchased a landed property worth N15 Million since 2020 but is yet to get allocation three years after.

The customer explained that the company is fond of sending email notifications for allocation only to go back and forth regarding the allocation process.

In a video shared on Instagram, the customer caused a scene at the company’s office to further express his displeasure in the company.

Watch the video here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CnrYF3-OPgm/?igshid=Yzg5MTU1MDY=

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