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BBNaija: Organizers reveal plans to hold online auditions

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The organizers of the popular BBNaija reality TV show has announced the audition for the coming edition.

This was made known on their official website.

“The online audition process starts on Wednesday, May 20 till Saturday, May 30, 2020. If you think you have what it takes to be a Housemate this season, then don’t hold back!

“You are expected to record a two-minute video of yourself stating why you should be picked to be a Housemate in season 5 of Big Brother Naija. Only after recording your video, then you need to fill out the online registration form and upload your video below.

“Please answer all questions on the form fully and honestly. If it is discovered that you have been deliberately untruthful or have withheld information relevant to your character or your past, you will be disqualified from the selection process.

“The online audition is free and open to interested male and female participants, who are of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport, and must be 21 years of age by June 1, 2020.”

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Buhari, Trump are two ‘clueless’ presidents, Wizkid says

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Buhari, Trump are two 'clueless' presidents, Wizkid says

Nigerian Singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has joked that the only difference between the President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S. Donald Trump, is their ability to use Twitter.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner’s message comes after following the extra-judicial killings by the police in the two countries.

Recall that a black man identified as George Floyd was recently killed in the US by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

Floyd’s death came amid dust over the alleged killing of Tina, a 16-year-old girl, at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos, by an officer of the Nigerian police.

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The two incidents had sparked outrage in Nigeria and across the world with many taking to social media platforms to vent their spleen while demanding for justice.

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The 29-year-old took to his Twitter page to lend his voice to condemn police brutality.

“Police is kill black Americans and Nigerian police kill Nigerians. No man can sort this matter. God save us,” he had written on Saturday.

In a follow-up post on Monday, the award-winning singer said the inability of the two leaders to contain the killing of innocent citizens by security operatives was indicative of how “clueless” both of them are.

“Buhari and Trump are same person. Lol. The one different between them is that one knows how to use Twitter than the other. Clueless!,” Wizkid wrote in a mixture of Pidgin and English.

He wrote, “Buhari/Trump same person lol only difference be say one sabi use twitter pass the other. Clueless!.”

 

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Career: Unilorin trains children on anchoring radio talk show

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The University of Ilorin management says its radio, 89.3FM has trained some Primary school pupils on methods of anchoring special live broadcasts on the radio.

According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the training is part of its sustained effort to promote the community service mandate of the University to its environment.

The publication stated that the children were drawn from various schools within the Tanke Community of Ilorin, the University’s immediate host community.

It stated that the pupils were trained and made to handle most of the routine programmes of the radio station for the day.

“Among the scheduled programmes handled by the pupils were the station’s daily newspaper review programme tagged “Top Highlight”, the various day’s news bulletins in English.

“Also ‘Wednesday Giveaway on Radio’ an audience phone-in programme in which callers win various gift items; as well as Children’s Variety, a discussion programme in which children-related issues were discussed”.

The publication said that at the end of the programmes, the children expressed satisfaction and happiness for having the opportunity to broadcast live on radio.

“They said that the opportunity has ignited the urge in some of them to pursue a career in the journalism profession, especially the broadcast aspect.

“Speaking on behalf of others, Samuel Jato of St. Joseph College, Ilorin, appreciated the management of Unilorin FM for the opportunity given to them to have the first time and professional experience in broadcasting.

“Jato stated that his love for radio has increased while his inquisitiveness to know what is talking on radio means has also been satisfied,” it said.

The publication added that other children who also participated in the special Children’s Day broadcast were Olatundun Olawuyi from Hillspring Montessori School, Tanke; and Adekunle Quadri from C & S College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin.

“Addressing the children after their radio programmes, the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, stated that the management of the radio station designed the special Children’s Day programme as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities obligation to the University’s immediate host community.

“He added that this is to identify with the children who are the leaders of tomorrow.

“Akogun pointed out that the programme is also a means of identifying the talents of the kid-participants toward assisting them to make a viable career choice early in life,” it said.

Akogun also advised the children to face their studies squarely and plan adequately for their future.

“He also advised them to set realistic goals for themselves, a situation which he said will make them focus more on result-oriented programmes on radio and television rather than just watching movies and listening to frivolous programmes.

“Also speaking, the Ag. Station Manager of Unilorin FM, Mr. Idris Alooma, appreciated the Director of Corporate Affairs, for his prompt approval of the special Children’s Day programme on the radio station when it was proposed to him.

“Alooma, however, advised primary and secondary schools in Kwara to establish press clubs in their various schools, which he said will enhance the student’s learning process and bring the positive aspect of the society closer to them in their various schools”.

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Exclusive: My inspiration comes from my root – Victor Ademofe

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In this interview with WuzupNigeria, multi-talented instrumentalist, Victor Oluwadamilare Crown Ademofe shares a mind-blowing tale of how he kick-started his career.

Ademofe notes that he has performed with legends in the music industry, the likes of Sunny Nneji, Lagbaja and some others.

Ademofe in his interview, has these to say:

How did you become a trumpeter?

I arrived at playing the trumpet with my attachment to the boys brigade in the early 90s. I remember that the church I was playing the drums for as a child relocated to Ogun state and I had no choice than to join my family church (Holy Trinity Anglican Church Mushin) which was the foundation of whatever I am doing now.

How did you hone the skill of playing the trumpet and how long did it take you to know how to play efficiently?

I learnt to play the trumpet from the platform of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Mushin as church was the most viable place of learning music in those days and it is still a place of learning till date.

I remember going to virtually all good trumpet players around that time for lessons, learning one or two things at that time.

Taiwo Fakoya took me from inception and was later inspired by a brother called Sola of Ofada, Mr Gbenga Oyategbe who lives in the United State, Nathaniel Bassey and Mr Biodun Batik who I studied under at the Lagos State University in my undergraduate days.

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As a trumpeter, you must have been influenced by musicians, can you mention some of them?

As a trumpter, I must say that I’ve been influenced by many trumpeters, from Nathaniel Bassey, Biodun Batik, Bra Hugh Masekela, Fat Navaro, Victor Olaiya, Clifford Brown and so much more.

Many years ago when I met Bra Hugh Masekela for the first time in person, he listened to me play and later asked him while we were having a one on one discussion about what he thinks I should do.

He said, ‘you are fantastic and I love how you play but you may never have a voice’. He admonished me to find my sound by going back to my root and he said that this advice he is giving me was exactly what Fela Kuti told him many years ago.

What inspired you to take to music in the first place?

What inspired me to take on music? I must say that music chose me. I expressed such an amazing gift of music as early as age four and the rest is history. The gift is a path that lighten the way of a person and I embraced it. Though, my mother didn’t want me to become a musician not because music was bad in itself but because there were no credible subjects around us. She wanted the best for me but she didn’t know drifting me from my core purpose was an invitation to frustration.

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She later had to succumb after attempts of studying accounting at Lasu and business Admin at laspotech was futile due to lack of concentration as a result of lack of interest because my attention was solely on music. All she did was to encourage me to go study music as a course in the university which I did and we had rest afterwards.

How many songs and albums do you have to your credit? 

I have an album tagged Jehovah and other singles which are part of my new projects. I’m a live musician, recording musician and a speaking musician at seminars, events and workshops for over 25 years now.

Music is one of the finest things to do. It has helped me to know people at different levels and given me the freedom to be expressive as much as I could which has enabled me to help hurting people through my songs and do much more.

What has been the memorable moments in your career and life so far?

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Every event is memorable but one that stands out was when I travelled to Greece in 2006 with a band led by Sotiris Papadopoulos, we had a misunderstanding that led to playing on the street of Athens just to keep shape because we couldn’t afford a studio for rehearsal. We did this for over a week where lots of passerby’s stopped to watch us play and also appreciated us with lots of cash.

Ayun ile is one of your songs played on Africa Magic, how has that song brought you fame and what inspired the song? 

Ayun ile is a song of hope and encouragement for people who their loved ones are far away. The song has given me popularity in a way because of the good airplay it has enjoyed on African Magic Yoruba. I have seen the video of children singing the song and also a few musicians who did a cover of the song. I must say it has had an impact on my influence and reach positively.

How/where do you see your career five years from now?

I see myself being a musician of positive impact and joyful influence to the world with a couple of albums, awards, giant stride initiatives and witty musical inventions to my credit.

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