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Franklin Amudo’s D’Luxe Management repositions for a global target

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Frontline talent manager, Franklin Amudo, has taken a new initiative in positioning his D’Luxe management for a global market.

With a career spanning three decades in varied sectors of the Nigerian entertainment industry, Amudo has unveiled his partnership with top agencies across the world.

Amudo’s talent management outfit – with the sole vision of plugging the gap in talent curation, mentorship, promotion, and management – has worked in various capacities with several Nigerian and international entertainers that include 2face, Tony Tetuila, Femi Kuti, Tamara Dey, Cassper Nyovest Nas, Jay Z & Beyonce, Global Citizen with D’banj and recently with Yemi Alade.

Amudo had worked in various capacities as a brand person for the better part of a decade with National Sports Lottery, MTN, FinBank, Ondo State Government, David Mark Electoral Campaign, Storm Records, and 001 EVENTS. The talent manager, who goes about his job with brazen assurance, has D’Luxe management as the official talent booking and management agency with Pernod Ricard home to Martel, Jameson, Absolut Vodka, and a wide variety of liquor brands having been actively involved with Hennessy Artistry and Absolut Road to MAMAS.

He became popular for representing D’banj as Personal and Business Manager as well as General Manager of The CREAM Platform before his resignation in January 2019 to start up a Talent Management Agency that birthed D’luxe Management Ltd in conjunction with Jason Amusa and Ibrahim Qudus.

“It’s been a long time coming and we have been working towards achieving this for some time now. The bigger picture is to build a platform that is bigger than an artist. It’s like the gateway to Talent Management on this side of the globe,” Amudo stated on his mission in a brief chat.

Expatiating more on his partnerships, Amudo said, “The vision is to nurture talent for global exposure and with global partners that include Starz Records in the UK, 1865blackflag Atlants, DDE Rwanda, and Escobar Entertainment in South Africa, we have positioned D’Luxe Management as the toast and gateway to talent management in Nigeria. And to this end, we recently signed Holmes as our first talent project.”

The new talent on Amudo’s D’Luxe management, Holmes, is a homegrown Nigerian artiste who hails from Warri in Delta State. The 28-year-old artist born Umughare Prosper Aghogho, is currently signed to the indie label, Addictive Sound Records. His released songs include ‘Magician’, ‘Love’ ft. Davido and his current wave-making track, ‘Sade’.

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After 41 years, Mike Ejeagha’s classic “Gwo Gwo Gwo Ngwo” sparks viral dance challenge …….. As celebrities storms his Enugu home with cash gifts.

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Nigerian folklore music legend, Gentleman Mike Ejeagha, has taken social media by storm as his timeless highlife song, “Gwo Gwo Gwo Ngwo”, has sparked a viral dance challenge among content creators and celebrities worldwide.

The dance moves appear to have become a challenge, with many people creating versions of it after popular comedian and content creator, Brain Jotter, pioneered the challenge.

The decades-old song has experienced a remarkable resurgence on TikTok and other social media platforms.

The song’s deep meaning and rich representation of Igbo culture have resonated with today’s generation, propelling it to viral status.

A global competition has emerged, with users showcasing their creativity and talent using the song.

Social media users including celebrities have continued to jump on the dance move, “Gwo Gwo Gwo Ngwo”.

Super Falcons’ star and FC Bay footballer, Asisat Oshoala, and some teammates, in an Instagram post, were seen making the dance moves after they touched down in Bordeaux before the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics.

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actor, Tobi Bakre, also took to the dance challenge with his wife.

Other celebrities, Nollywood actors, dancers, comedians, entertainers, content creators have also jumped on the latest dance trend.

NAN reports that this unexpected boost has brought Gentleman Mike Ejeagha’s 41-year-old song back into the spotlight.

Mike Ejeagha is now 93 years old and he released the song in 1983.

The song is an enchanting Igbo folklore tune that narrates the story of Enyi (the elephant) and Mbe (the tortoise).

In this tale, the cunning tortoise outsmarts the powerful elephant and sells him to the king, there by securing the hand of the princess in marriage.

The tortoise is a recurrent figure in Igbo folklore, often depicted as clever and shrewd.

The song’s catchy chorus, “Enyi Na Aga, Gwo Gwo Gwo Ngwo,” reflects the tortoise’s triumphant deceit as he leads the Elephant to the king.

NAN also reports that well-meaning Nigerians are paying homage to Mike Ejeagha in his house, he has been receiving cash gifts.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that Brain Jotter gifted him cash and a car.

The skit has become Brain Jotter’s most viewed video on Instagram, amassing an impressive four million likes and 500,000 comments.

This phenomenon has not only introduced Gentleman Mike Ejeagha’s music to a new audience but also cemented his legacy as a pioneer of Nigerian folklore music.

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MISS IBADAN PAGEANTS AND AWARDS GRAND FINALE SET TO HOLD IN IBADAN

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The ADERONKE OMO DAIRO FOUNDATION (AOD) is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Miss Ibadan grand finale event, set to take place on Saturday 3rd of August 2024 at SOPHIA EVENT PLACE, Joke plaza besides trans amusement park,Bodija Ibadan. This spectacular evening will showcase the grace, talent, and poise of our exceptional finalists as they compete for a LAND PROPERTY in Ibadan with other amazing prizes.

 

The grand finale promises to be an unforgettable evening of glamour and excitement, featuring dazzling performances, stunning outfits , and impressive talent displays. Attendees can expect a night filled with elegance, entertainment,Award presentation and inspiration as we celebrate the achievements and dedication of our contestants throughout this prestigious competition.

 

“This is the second edition of the competition and as we have shown exceptional talent, grace, and determination in the previous edition , we are increasing the tempo this year” said AOD, The Queen Mother Miss Ibadan . “The grand finale is the culmination of months of hard work and preparation, and we are excited to see who will be crowned our next Ibadan Beauty Queen ”

 

The event will also feature special guest performances, celebrity judges, and opportunities for attendees to mingle with pageant royalty and industry insiders. Guests should look forward to a red carpet reception, photo opportunities, and a chance to witness the crowning moment live.

 

Tickets for the grand finale are now available :

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Gold table of 8 – 85k

Silver table of 8 – 125k

VIP table of 6 – 180k

VVIP table of 6 – 250k.

 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary evening celebrating beauty, talent, and empowerment.

 

For more information about the Miss Ibadan grand finale contact: 09040000076

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Join us for an evening of glamour, talent, and inspiration at theMiss Ibadan 2024 grand finale. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Olamide rejected N100 million I gave him for a verse – Tiwa Savage

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Popular songstress, Tiwa Savage has disclosed that Olamide rejected N100 million for a verse in her song.

Tiwa in a post on her Instagram page on Wednesday, explained that Olamide, the owner of the YBNL record label, rejected the money after his management billed her.

She noted that Olamide didn’t charge her because of his knowledge of the hardships that female artistes face in the music industry.

Speaking on their sibling-like bond, Tiwa appreciated the rapper for exhibiting his helpful and caring personality towards her.

“I was talking to his management, I did not want to talk to him directly because he would want to do it for free. I was willing to pay and his team charged me N100m. When Olamide asked them who the artiste was, he just said NO. He won’t take it.

“He said I’m his sister and he knows how difficult it is for a woman to make it in the industry. And guess what? He gave the verse for free. Good people exist and Baddo is one,” she said.

 

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