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NEILS HOLDS NEIHIS CONFERENCE IN BENIN, WARRI……..

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Ahead of the roll out of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme (NEIHIS), the administrators, Nigerian Entertainment Industry Lecture Series (NEILS) have continued its nationwide sensitization and enlightenment campaign of the entertainment industry as regards the workings of the scheme and the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund (NEIHTF).

The Warri event held on Thursday October 30, 2014 at the Shell Ramp. It was attended by top stakeholders in the entertainment industry in Delta State. Some of these prominent personalities include; the Secretary General of PMAN in Delta State, Mr. Quincy, President Comedians Guild- Kudoslala, President Urhobowood (the association for Urhobo movie community)-Joseph Oreke, President Bouncers Association, representatives of Actors Guild of Nigeria and other decision makers.

Since the commencement of the tour, the Warri attendees have been the most interactive and critical of the scheme. They fielded so many questions in a seemingly endless session that lasted several hours. However, they finally bought into the scheme after all the conviction by the NEIHIS strong delegation comprising representatives from NEILS and the three partner HMO’s. They all pledged their allegiance to the scheme. A working committee was later set up after the conference to help the organizers reach out to more entertainment practitioners within the State.

On Thursday October 31, 2014, the Edo State edition of the conference held in Benin at Oba Akenzua Cultural complex. Edo State also has its fair share of various associations and they were all adequately represented. There were representatives from guilds and associations such as Edo Artistes Association of Nigeria, Entertainment Network of Edo State, Concerned Artistes Forum, Music & Films Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria and Orhionnwon Musicians Association. The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) members were led to the event by PMAN secretary General in the state- Mr. Willy Eghenova. Actors Guild of Nigeria members were also represented by some members as it was gathered that the leadership in state is currently enmeshed in crisis and an unending legal tussle.

Stakeholders and attendees also took out time to applaud the initiative. Veteran musician and one of the members of the Edo State elder’s forum, Prof. Richard Ugiagbe who is now suffering from partial blindness told the organizers to speed up the roll out process which he believes will help restore his sight. Also, the President of Orhionnwon Musicians Association, Baba Yankee appealed that the organizers should do more for this initiative to further get to the entertainers at the grassroots.

Meanwhile, the Port-Harcourt event which was postponed last week Wednesday October 29th will hold as scheduled tomorrow Tuesday November 4th, 2014. The leaders of various associations and other stakeholders unanimously agreed earlier to shift the conference to allow for a broader participation of all entertainment practitioners and stakeholders in Rivers State.

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Juju Music Sensation Dele Taiwo’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash in Lagos To Hold On Sunday

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The cozy Avalanche Club is set to become the epicenter of a grand celebration this Sunday as renowned Juju musician, Asiwaju Dele Taiwo, affectionately known as Dele Taiwo, commemorates his birthday with a star-studded event dubbed “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo and Friends Live In Lagos.”

This highly anticipated celebration, powered by Otunba Femi Davies of Metronews and Otunba Bestman Nze Jumbo of Team Nigeria for Change, promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring performances from top Juju musicians such as Queen Ayo Balogun, Hessking, Fuji rave , Alh Wasiu Haruna Ishola son of the Apapa legend, Haruna Ishola. Boye Best is also top on the list of artistes that will thrill the birthday celebration audience.

The event is surely a testament of the profound respect and admiration the Nigerian music community holds for Dele Taiwo, a prominent figure in the industry.

Otunba Bestman, expressing his excitement, shared, “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo is my friend and a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music space. It is our style in Team Nigeria for Change to identify and celebrate such outstanding acts. So, myself and some friends believe it is not too much to celebrate such a person who has made huge impacts on his birthday.”

The venue for this exclusive birthday celebration, Avalanche Restaurant and Lounge, is strategically chosen for its cozy and pleasurable ambiance.

Owned by Hon. Kehinde Paul Bankole, this upscale venue is located at 5, Bamako Estate, Opposite Omole Phase I, in Lagos.

Hon. Bankole emphasized the special nature of this event, stating, “Gentleman Dele Taiwo’s birthday celebration is a special appearance for me personally and I can assure our guests that the best treatment in terms of hospitality awaits them at Avalanche this Sunday.”

Guests attending the event can look forward to a glamorous evening starting with a red carpet reception at 4:00 PM, setting the tone for a night filled with music, celebration, and high spirits.

Asiwaju Dele Taiwo’s birthday bash is not just a celebration of his life but also a tribute to his contributions to the Juju music genre, bringing together friends, fans, and fellow musicians in an evening of joy and festivity.

Media support includes City People magazine, MetroNews, Eko mi Eko e, Freelanews, Society Reporters, SocietyGist, Goldmyne, Islanders Events magazine, Dior events, Dope TV, and many more.

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Banky W survives fourth cancer surgery

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Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone a fourth cancer surgery.

The Made For You crooner, In a heartfelt post on his Instagram page on Thursday, expressed gratitude to God for his recovery.

Banky W thanked his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers, as well as his medical team, Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga, for their expertise and care.

Sharing a video he wrote, “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

“Grateful for my wife, family, friends, and Pastors for their love, prayers, and support. Thanking God for my health and trusting that this latest victory is final in Jesus’ name.

“Appreciating the gifted hands and minds of my doctors, Dr. Onyewu of the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery, and Dr. Adenuga of Euracare and the teams that support them.

“We have the victory yet again. Now and forever, in Jesus’ name.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28″

 

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Baigewallet Signs Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Ademoye, As Ambassador

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Digital financial service platform, Baigewallet, has signed Bimbo Ademoye, a celebrated Nollywood actress and content creator, as its Brand Ambassador.

Known for her exceptional creativity, acting prowess, and pleasant personality, Ademoye epitomises the values of innovation, creativity, and inclusivity at the heart of Baigewallet’s ethos.

As the Brand Ambassador, Baigewallet, in a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP, said Ademoye will assume a pivotal role in championing Baigewallet’s products and services while advocating for enhanced financial literacy, a culture of improved savings, and heightened inclusion for women.

“She will actively engage with Baigewallet’s diverse audience across multiple platforms, including dynamic social media campaigns, community events, and educational initiatives. Furthermore, she will collaborate closely with Baigewallet’s team to craft innovative strategies to enhance user experience and improve adoption,” the company added.

Baigewallet, therefore, reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to driving financial innovation and empowering individuals to flourish in the digital era.

 

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