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I grew up being fashionable –Mo’Cheddah



Popular rap artiste Modupe Oreoluwa aka Mo’Cheddah talks about her fashion with ADEMOLA OLONILUA

What is your hairdo called because it looks unusual?

It does not have a name but my stylist says people call it the Mo’Cheddah hairstyle. She says anytime anybody comes to her salon to make this style, they just say they want the Mo’Cheddah hairstyle.

How did you come up with the concept?

It does not hide my face. I feel it makes me look fierce. My friend used to make this hairstyle some years ago. I never wore short hair, I like long hair. I decided to try something different and when I did, I fell in love with the style immediately. I never stopped doing it after that. My friend still teases me till date that I am going to pay her for copyright infringements.

Why have you been away from the entertainment scene?

It was deliberate. I just needed a break. I had done so much. I had done a lot of travelling, shows, awards, meetings, brand ambassadorship, I just needed the break. I was in school as well and shortly before I graduated, I was beginning to lose it. I needed the break to get in touch with myself because I did not know what was going on around me anymore. I did not even know what class my nephew was. It seemed as if I was rushing through life and I was not learning anything. I just realised that if I did not take that break, I was going to crash and I would not be able to get up again. I took the break to clear my mind, grow as an individual and focus on myself.

Where were you all this while?

I was doing a lot of travelling. I did a lot of relaxing and made sure I visited some family members. I was also recording. I was having fun with it and not giving myself any deadline whatsoever. Basically, I was relaxing and resting all through.

Some people said that you got married during that period.

No. I never got married. I don’t know where the news came from. Even my friends were asking whether it was true that I had a secret wedding. I had to tell them that I did not have a secret wedding or not. Even if I got married, why would it slow down my career? My decision to take a break was a personal one. If I was married, I am sure everybody would know that I am.

Now, you are seen as a fashionable person. Were you fashion conscious while growing up?

Fortunately for me, I had elder ones who were fashion-conscious. I used to copy them. They were very fashionable and they taught me a lot. I’d say they put it in me and my mother is very fashionable too. I grew up being fashionable and knowing the latest trends. I grew up knowing it all because my siblings were there and I wanted to be like them.

Why do you wear heavy jewellery?

My sisters influence my style; probably that is why I love to wear jewellery. I am very close to my sisters. I think the wearing of heavy jewellery is also as a result of me being a rap artiste. I love to have an edge. I like to be frisky. If it is not frisky and different, I don’t like doing it. If it is not different, it is not fun, it is boring. I don’t like being bored.

How do you avoid being bored?

I hate being bored and what I tell myself is that you need to love yourself first. Also, love and watch the company you keep. I am like the coolest person I know. I entertain myself and I don’t need somebody to make me happy. I find joy in spending time with myself, so I am never bored.

Did you truly relocate to South Africa?

I spend a lot of time in South Africa. I did not relocate to South Africa. I have some family members there. For instance, my godmother is in South Africa and she always wants to see me; so I go there a lot. I also have a lot of friends there. It is fun. To me, South Africa is as much fun as Nigeria is; that is why I like going there.

Why do you always dress in white?

I really love white. But these days, I like wearing all colours, sometimes you could see me in white, black or orange. But I must wear something white at any point in time. It may be white shoes or accessories. I like it because it is clean, pure, and makes me feel good.

People often complain that it is difficult to maintain

I have a lot of white materials. I love to buy clothes, so I have some white clothes I have not used in years.

How often do you shop?

I shop every time. I shop so much that it is not shopping to me anymore; it is more like eating to me. It is what I have to do.

When you shop, what do you look out for?

You could ask my friends, when I enter a shop, you might need to drag me out of it. When I go in, I am like a robot. They say that when I enter a store, my eyes begin to twitch. I don’t even try the clothes on, I just get them off the sales rack, pay for the clothes and I move on to the next store as if I am in a competition. I have noticed that I have moods and I have been able to classify my mood so to speak. When I shop, I think about my mood and theme. If I am for all white, then I go for it. I would buy strictly white. Like now, I am more of a single tone dress up. If you see me in blue, you see me in blue all through. I am into box shaped clothing.

You hardly wear artificial nails and even earrings, why?

I do sometimes. I paint my nails sometimes, I wear earrings sometimes. I think it is a mood thing. Sometimes I just like to be plain and focus on something else like my jeweleries. I don’t like keeping long toe nails. I like my nails being trim and clean. I like a classy and classic look.

How come you have a tomboy nature?

I think it is from the rap artiste in me. I don’t think I can be overly girlie in my behaviour. I will always have this edge and I don’t think I would ever change from being a tomboy. I used to wear baggy jeans and t-shirt but the lady in me is growing and I think that is why I love my hairstyle.

Can you go bald?

Never, you don’t want to see my head if I do that. I love and respect ladies that do that because they always look so stunning but the shape of my head is not the best. It would not permit me to do all that. I think that is one thing I am never going to do except I am doing it for a movie with Tom Cruise or Brad Pitts, an Oscar Academy Award movie, and then I would shave it off.

How come you have bikini shots on the internet?

I have been working out a lot. I love my body and I am comfortable with my skin and I tell myself, why not take a picture? That is the only part of fame I am not comfortable with. It is really hard because you just want to be yourself sometimes. I have made a promise to myself that I would not change who I am or compromise my person for anybody because of people’s opinion. I would do what I like and things that please me. I took a picture and it looked good just like if I take a picture in clothes, I would post it. I posted the picture and before I knew it, it was everywhere.

How come you work out as a slim person; is it to be sexier?

I work out five times a week and I stretch on the sixth day. I eat a lot. I am a skinny person and at a point I became very lanky. I could not work out and be lanky so what I did was to increase my food intake and started working out. It is not because I want to be sexier but because I need to be fit as a performer. It makes me healthier and I look better. It also makes you faster and smarter. It really helps stage performances. Working out has really helped to shape my body nicely.

What wouldn’t you be caught wearing?

I doubt there is anything I cannot try on. I am very open; maybe if I try it and it does not fit me, I drop it. I am open to new things. I don’t really like wearing a top over a leggings, I think it looks a bit trashy. I would not work with that combination. I wear anything.

Now that you are back, should we expect that you would disappear again for another two years?

Never. I could take a break but not soon. I am refreshed and I am ready to work. I have recorded a lot of songs and have a lot of videos that I would be releasing soon.

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DSS arrests deputy CBN gov over Alleged $300 million fraud




The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested and detained Ms Aisha Ahmad over allegations of fraud.

Ms Ahmad is the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of financial system stability.

According to a source, she is been detained over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of shares in Polaris Bank, Titan Bank/Union Bank.

“Ms Ahmad is being interrogated on how $300 million to complete the acquisition of Union Bank was raised by Titan Bank,” the source said.

DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, was not available to respond to comments on Ms Ahmad’s arrest as at press time.

Society Reporters recalls that suspended CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, is currently is DSS custody over corruption allegations.


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All Is Set For the Africa Fashion Week Brazil Come May 25th – 27th 2023…





The Africa fashion week(AFW) remains a top-rising fashion show which embraces African attire home and abroad, it aims at promoting African fashion style, textiles, and designers and also to create awareness and confidence for Africans around the world to value their African style. The Africa fashion week(AFW) 2023 is set for May 25th -May 27th to be held at Expo Centre Norte in South Paulo Brazil which would be the first African Fashion Week in Brazil.


In recent press conference held at the Brazilian Embassy Victoria Island Lagos on the Consul General of Brazil and also the Brazil Ambassador to Nigeria Ministro Andre Veras Guimaraes stated;

“it is an honor for me to take part in this press conference to showcase the Africa fashion week in Brazil, the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria was established by her majesty herself in 2014 with the aim of promoting emerging African designers on global platforms, the fashion industry promotes diversity of culture expressions and values. It involves creativity and depicts the tradition of textile heritage and craftmanship.

The fashion and textile industry in Africa is growing and as at November 2022, the sub-Saharan Africa sector was reported to have an estimated worth of 31Billion USD.African textiles and fashion are spreading around the world. Fashion and clothing matter to the economy, the society and to individuals.

Adding that the industry generates activities in trade and creates employment opportunities.

This year edition of African Fashion Week is scheduled for the 25th to 27th of may 2023 at Expo Centre in South Paulo, holding the event in Brazil not only maintain the tradition of the African continent as a mark in Brazil but can also be seen as an instrument of cooperation between Nigeria and the communities in Brazil creating a synergy in the fashion industry between Brazil and Africa will promote economic growth, boost cultural ties and provide a platform for future cooperation even in other sectors of the economy.

Brazil has the largest population of African descendants outside Africa including a large Yoruba community. In the last census 50.7% of Brazilians declared themselves to be Black or of mixed race. We put mixed race because we have couples of blacks and whites, blacks and indias.Savador has one of Brazil largest black population.

The state also have significant level of circulation and consumption of West African textile. Generations of Brazilians of African Descendant have preserved their cultural heritage and religion. Brazil has been making extensive effort to value and to promote the history and culture of Africa and the African Brazilian population encouraging the inclusion of African history in the education system and implementing policies to support racial ethic relations. Recently President Lula signed a law that reserves 30% of all executive position in the public administration to Black Brazilians.


Brazil and Nigeria have maintained good and diversified relations and are both committed to developing the trade and cultural relationship. The fashion industry is one of the tools that can promote the bilateral relationship between Brazil and Nigeria as a country and with Africa as a whole.

I hope that in the future there will be many African weeks in Brazil not only in South Paulo as well as many Brazilian weeks in Nigeria for a strong and deeply root to the ties between our countries and continent. Once again I would like to congratulate your majesty Queen Ronke for the initiative and wish all the best for this edition of African Fashion Week”


The founder of Africa Fashion Week London(AFWL) and Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) Her royal Majesty Queen Ronke Ademiluyi Ogunwusi, wife of Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi{Ooni of Ife} regarded and thanked everyone present at the meeting, corroborating what the Brazil Ambassador said;

“His excellency has said it all but I’m going to give you a bit of history of Africa Fashion week(AFW),how we started and how we got to where we are today. Since 2011 when we started in London, it was created to as a platform to reach the gap between African designers, black designers and the general public.

When we started over a decade ago, there wasn’t a platform that brought together African designers and the global audience, most of the platforms then were mainstream platforms, and a lot of people would shy away from Africa Fashion because it was considered traditional, people were not proud to wear African Fashion especially abroad.

I grew up in London, I was born there and while growing up I know we did not have that exposure to Africa Fashion unlike now where everywhere, amazing phenomenal African designers both at home and abroad are doing so many wonderful things with our textiles and our fabrics, but way back then it was not available, so it was out of that moral obligation and urgent need to create a platform that showcase the great creativity of African designers that we gave birth to Africa Fashion week London.

The African Fashion week is about exposure to a wider audience. In 2014, we created a sister brand called African Fashion week Nigeria to enable us to reach out to equally talented designers within Nigeria and within Africa for people who cannot afford the logistics of traveling during the international show because when you commission a designer to participate in the fashion week London, there are so many things that are involved in it.There is logistics of traveling, accommodation, putting their collections together, marketing, and all of that and it is not all emerging designers that can afford that, it was based on that that we created the Africa Fashion week Nigeria platform in 2014 and it’s going to be our 9th year this year, African Fashion week London is going to be our 14th year and we have given birth to a new baby, African Fashion week Brazil.

Lot of students often after graduation complain of no jobs, we encourage vocational skills training and that is one of the reasons why his majesty set up the Adire training hub in Ile Ife in 2021, we have trained over 500 young women, this is to encourage young graduates to learn a skill. It is a branch of Africa Fashion week where teach these young people different skill of Adire, the adire eleko, the adire oniko, the adire alabela, in a nutshell, we are encouraging young people to take up vocational training skill, we are also using fashion as an instrument of wealth creation, job creation and alleviation of poverty.”


By: Sunday Adebayo.

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“You are a demon” – Actress, Tonto Dikeh drags celebrity stylist, Medlin Boss over alleged affair with best friend’s husband




Screenshots of purported chats between Medlin and her best friend’s husband were also leaked online.

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has publicly criticized celebrity stylist Mimi Linda Yina, also known as Medlin Boss, for reportedly having an affair with her best friend’s husband.

Reports recently made the rounds online that Medlin is allegedly involved in a romantic relationship with the husband of her best friend, who has six children with him.

Several pictures also surfaced online showing the fashion designer and the friend wearing matching outfits, suggesting their close relationship.

Taking to her Instagram page to react, Tonto Dikeh revealed that the news was all over Abuja. She shared a photo of Medlin and the friend and questioned how she could do that to her.

Tonto Dikeh called out Medlin, referring to her as a demon and expressing disappointment that she could betray her friend in such a manner.

She stated that if she were friends with Medlin, she would gather other friends to beat her up.

“A friend who can do this to another friend is a demon. @Medlinboss I don’t want to believe all these horrible stories. I AM DISAPPOINTED. That was your sister, Tufiakwa. Blcok me that’s your business. If I were your friend, I will gather other friends and beat the hell out of you, this is evil. The gist is all over Abuja”, Tonto wrote.

Screenshots of purported chats between Medlin and her best friend’s husband were also leaked online. See them as you scroll.

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