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Why did Mr. President appoint Nollywood Star, Emeka Ike as ambassador?!?

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Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike has been appointed a Rhythm ‘N’ Play Ambassador by President Goodluck Jonathan in recognition of his selfless service to humanity.

The ceremony was held last Thursday at the National Sports Stadium, Abuja. He was decorated alongside six other super stars including: Victor Moses, the Chelsea Football Club of England’s player, and Nigeria’s top music rapper M I.

As part of its nationwide grassroots sports development campaign, National Academicals Sports Committee (NASCOM) on June 6 got the Presidency backing for its noble initiative, when Mr. President launched Rhythm N’ Play in Abuja.

 According to NASCOM Chairman, Yemi Idowu, Rhythm ‘N’ Play is an exciting youth-friendly campaign aimed at enhancing mass youth participation in sporting activities and age-grade competitions.


“There was the need to reposition sports in order to facilitate the mass participation and early discovery of young sporting talents at the grassroots.

At the Presidential Retreat held last year, NASCOM was identified as a key component of government’s efforts at developing sports at the grassroots and Rhythm ‘N’ Play is a brand created by NASCOM and will serve as its flagship campaign to drive and revolutionise grassroots sports in Nigeria,” he said.

He added, “Rhythm ‘N’ Play will rely heavily on the use of music, celebrities, volunteers, news media and other elements of pop culture to amplify and realise its objectives. Mr. President launched the campaign on June 6, first in Abuja, and will later on June 14, launch it in London, United Kingdom (UK) targeting the Nigerian youths in Diaspora.

As a popular Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike has been commended from different quarters for fighting for Nigerian people whose rights and voices are trampled upon. Recently, he was also appointed a member of the board of Directors of Institute For Humanitarian Studies And Social Development (IHSD). And not long after that, he was appointed into the Board of Okigwe Zonal Development Authority (OZDA).

His company CIS Movies and Entertainment Limited was recently commissioned by the (IHSD) to organize the first ever Humanitarian Heroes Award.

Meanwhile, only recently, the actor expanded his investment in the education sector by establishing another school in Ghana, which is different from St Nicholas college, his secondary school located in Magodo Estate, Lagos. His school in Ghana which is known as My Academy West Africa, is an affiliate of Ghana’s premier institute National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), a school he says is founded on the philosophy that “practical learning” combined with best industry practices is more valuable than only theoretical study for filmmakers and actors.

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  1. david

    June 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Ride on bros….we r proud of u…..u r genius and unstoppable…..

  2. evans Akpos

    June 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

    that,s a big wow nd is a challange too others nd even me,congrat keep on moving forward

  3. chika

    November 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    God bless u real good: keep it up.

  4. Abayomi

    January 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Success is likened to a personality that is selective of friends and companions. Success do select good planners and takers of opportunities as friends and companions. Yes! Virtually EVERYONE have prayed and is desirous of the best in the year. As it is commonly said ‘If wishes were horses, beggers will ride’. But success is reserved only for those who seizes opportunities and make good use of them. The decisions we make today determines our tomorrow. The action or inaction of a man will either be regretted or appreciated. Some people who SAW while others were LOOKING sought for money to purchase some plots of land at the present Lekki Peninsula when a plot of land in that area was been sold for as low as between N500,000 and N1m; are reaping the benefits now that its now been sold for as high as N130m. Some heard of it then and ignored it or never believed such an area could develop (as it was then called maroco), bringing about drastic appreciation of properties in the area. Lekki Free Trade Zone, The New International Airport, The Deep Seaport (which will be the second in Africa after that in South Africa), The Lagos Industrial site, Eleganza Industrial site, The Permanent site of PAN Africa University and many more developmental projects are springing up in Epe, Ibeju Lekki and their axis. Blue Chip Companies are now acquiring hecters of land in that area. Just for the ones
    that have foresight and will take action while others are ignoring, PWAN HOMES LTD is now selling Estate Lands for as low as between N450,000 and N1.5m at Ajah, Ibeju Lekki and their environs. These prices are tentative and will change SOON. Some of these lands are with title such as C of O, Global C of O while some are awaiting title. Omo onile problem have been wiped off. For more information, site visitation and to pick up your own plots call Abayomi on 08179517872 or 08065415971. EVERY OTHER ASSETS DEPRECIATE, WHILE LAND APPRECIATE. INVEST WISELY TODAY TO APPRECIATE YOUR DECISION TOMORROW

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‘I’m Proud Of You Honey’, Adesua Etomi Tells Banky W

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Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi

Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, has expressed love to her husband, Nigerian singer Banky W. The movie star took to her Twitter page to commend him for his contributions to the protests in the country.

She particularly appreciated him for his new song, ‘Talk and Do’ which is a reflection of the current happenings in Nigeria.

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Taking to her Twitter page, she writes:

“Heard this song a few months ago & loved it. Banky was def led to write it seeing how things took a different turn in our country recently. It is so timely and so beautiful. Proud of u honey @BankyW Forever on ur team. Proud to know & love you.”

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Actress Mary Njoku, Husband Test Positive For COVID-19

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Mary Njoku and her husband, Jason

Nigerian actress, Mary Remmy Njoku and her husband, Jason have both tested positive for COVID-19.

Jason, who is the co-founder, and CEO of iROKOtv, took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to inform his fans and followers about the latest update.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, he tweeted;

“My enemies are hard at work in 2020. Mrs. Njoku and I tested positive for Covid-19. I’m not feeling great, but Mary is well. Literally no idea how I caught it. But we shall see this pass too.”

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#EndSARS: ‘Let Us Continue To Soro Soke’, Tobi Bakre Charges Nigerian Youths

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#EndSARS: 'Let Us Continue To Soro Soke', Tobi Bakre Charges Nigerian Youths
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Reality TV star, Tobi Bakre, has charged Nigerian youths to keep the #EndSARS movement going. The former BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ housemate also said that all social ills that affect the lives of black people should be given the spotlight going forward even as he acknowledged the fact that the #EndSARS movement gained the attention of the international community.

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Taking to Twitter, the brand influencer cum actor writes:

“In my country, the Youth have risen to #EndPoliceBrutality, which has rightly brought the attention of the international community to the #EndSars movement. Let us continue to soro soke and lend our voices to social ills that threaten the lives of black people #GenChange”

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