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Omawumi, Awilo Logomba, J Martins, Adewale Ayuba, Koffi, Jenifer Eliogu, others Headlined The FIRST HEALTH INSURANCE CONVENTION ……



The first edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Convention held to a thunderous applause on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos. It was indeed a child of necessity as top dignitaries from different walks of life graced the event and made indelible contributions to the commencement of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme.

The keynote address, ‘The Health Implications of Celebrity Lifestyle’ was presented by the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii who gave a good account of himself as a well experienced medical doctor. His key note address explored sensitive issues and its attendant dangers ranging from the choice of foods, drinks and creams adopted by many celebrities all in an attempt to stay trendy.

Shortly after that, the first session of the convention titled ‘The Benefits of Health Insurance’ commenced with the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr Femi Thomas as the main speaker. The panelists of the session were Dr Tosin Awosika (MD Healthcare International), Ms Adesimbo Ukiri (MD Avon Healthcare) and Mr Chinedu Chukwuji (GM COSON) while the commentators were Veteran DJ and president of Deejays Association of Nigerian, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Veteran producer- OJB Jezreel, President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ms Ibinabo Fiberesima and founder of Nigerian Music Video Awards- Mr Cally Ikpe. The session attempted to break down the different plans available under health insurance and its benefits. It was a real eye opener for a lot of attendees as over 90% of the attendees indicated interest in the questionnaire to subscribe to health insurance.

The second and last session of the event featured ‘The Roles of Government in Health Insurance’. The session was led by Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris who was represented by two prominent directors from the Ministry of Health, Dr. E A Erinoso and Dr Bukola Ayinla. The panelists were Mr. Kola Awokoya (MD Metrohealth) and Mr. Ayo Osinlu (Head of Media & PR NHIS) while the commentators were ace actor, Jide Kosoko, and MD/CEO Megaletrics- Mr Chris Ubosi . The roles of government towards achieving a sustainable health insurance scheme was well evaluated with valuable contributions from the speakers. The plans for the proposed Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Trust Fund was later unveiled by respected comedian, Mr. Gbenga Adeyinka.

The Nigerian entertainment industry was well represented at the event, as attendees covered the comedy, movies, music and other sectors respectively. Present at the event were; Daddy Showkey, Omawumi, Awilo Logomba, J Martins, Adewale Ayuba, Koffi, Jenifer Eliogu, Terry G, Okey Bakassi, Saidi Balogun, Foluke Daramola, Edi Lawani, Tee A, Dupe Jaiyesimi, Grace Amah, Joseph Benjamin, Audu Maikori, Sheyman, Kene Mkparu, Ngozi Nwosu, and many more. Also present was chief executive officers of various health insurance companies including the MD of Premium Health, Dr. Ladi Okuboyejo and MD of United Healthcare- Dr Kola Owoka. The event was hosted by veteran comedian, Julius Agwu.

Speaking concerning the event, the initiator, Mr. Seun Apara said the success of the event is a testimony that the entertainment industry in Nigeria is ready for a uniform customised health insurance scheme. “From what we have seen here today, it is definitely a confirmation of the fact that the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme is a child of necessity needed to safeguard the health and future of our industry. We have all assembled and listened and also shared ideas on the subject matter. Some that couldn’t make it here will definitely be informed of the development. In the next couple of weeks, we will roll out the plans. Already, over 90% of attendees have indicated their willingness to be part of the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme”.

The Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Convention was organised by the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Lecture Series (NEILS).

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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.




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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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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VVIP table of 6 – 250k.


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


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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




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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