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CNN’s say about Nathaniel Bassey’s viral ‘Hallelujah Challenge’

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It is perhaps an unlikely setting for a praise and worship session. But every day at midnight since the first of June, thousands of worshippers around the world have logged on to Instagram to lift their voices in praise and prayer, united by one hashtag:#HalleluyahChallenge.

More than 60,000 people have joined in the Instagram praise and worship in an hour long midnight gathering, which is the brainchild of Nigerian gospel singer Nathaniel Bassey.

It all started with a simple post on his Instagram page on the 31st of May, where Bassey signaled his intention to start a 30-day midnight praise challenge throughout the month of June.

Even Nigeria’s expensive internet data costs have seemingly not deterred eager worshipers who have flocked to the livestream on his Instagram and Facebook pages.

At its peak on Monday, CNN observed that around 68,000 people joined the Instagram livestream, while over 50,000 joined the Facebook livestream.

Statistics from Evolve Press reveal 10,000 posts with the hashtag “#HallelujahChallenge” and over 18,000 with the hashtag “#olowogbogboro” making it the number one trend in Nigeria.

Bassey said he did not imagine the movement would become so popular on Facebook and Instagram.

“I had a sense which is the leading of the spirit to praise God the whole of this month,” Bassey told CNN
“Against the backdrop of the challenges in the world today especially in our nation, with the scourge of terrorism and the recession … it has brought a sense of hope and respite. It is a reflection of the desire and hunger for answers and for hope,” he said.

Bassey frequently shares testimonies of participants who say taking part in the challenge has yielded results and a change in their circumstances.

“He’s on course to build the largest congregation ever with 1 phone and Instagram /Facebook” said Facebook user OO Nwoye.

“One lesson I have taken away from the success of this #hallelujahchallenge is have a specific/consistent theme and go live at a time the audience would not be distracted. This has helped in the pulling together the mass compared to others who have tried adhoc live streaming.” he added.

The #Halleluyahchallenge has also gained the attention of popular Nigerian celebrities like Funke Akindele, Don Jazzy and Toke Makinwa who have also shared the hashtag with their followers.

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Actor Williams Uchemba’s Mystery Fiancée Revealed

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Actor Williams Uchemba’s Mystery Fiancée Revealed
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Williams Uchemba and his fiancée

Popular Instagram blogger, Gistlover has revealed the face and identity of actor, Williams Uchemba’s mystery lover.

Information Nigeria recalls the comic actor broke the news of his engagement to his longtime girlfriend via his social media page on Saturday.

The film star, however, kept his fans in the dark as he hid the face of his woman but the truth always comes out.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, Gistlover shared photos of the couple together with the caption;

“Look no further, Madam is Miss brunella Oscar. A medical doctor Congratulations to them”

Read Also: Williams Uchemba gives N1 million to father of late Jimoh Isiaka shot dead during #EndSARS protest (Video)

See the blogger’s post below:

The blogger’s post

The blogger’s post

Photo of the actor and his fiancée

Photo of the actor and his fiancée

Uchemba has also confirmed the claims as he posted a romantic video of himself and his fiancée on his Instagram feed.

Watch the video HERE

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#EndSARS: Falz Unveils ‘The Conversation’ As A Way Forward

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#EndSARS: Falz Unveils 'The Conversation' As A Way Forward
“Mixed Feelings”, Says Rapper Falz As He Celebrates 30th Birthday

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Nigerian entertainer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has unveiled ‘The Conversation’, a virtual meeting in which key participants of the #EndSARS movement would be gathered to discuss on the way forward as well as the next strategies to implement.

The rapper cum actor, who recently turned 30, took to his Twitter page to share the flier for the event which will hold on Saturday, October 31.

Read Also“Mixed Feelings”, Says Rapper Falz As He Celebrates 30th Birthday

His captions reads:

“It’s a marathon not a sprint! A couple of people that have been at the forefront of the #EndSARS movement, coming together to discuss the way forward. It’s an open conversation, so please join in! wemovenaija.com 3pm today.”

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‘I Hope Some Celebrities Don’t Betray Us In Next Elections’ – Samklef

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'I Hope Some Celebrities Don't Betray Us In Next Elections' - Samklef

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Nigerian record music producer, Samuel Oguachuba, popularly known as Samklef, has reacted to the list of celebrities who voted in change during the last elections.

The report was made by The Punch. In the report, all the celebrities who supported the current administration were listed. The report also says that the celebrities now regret their actions.

Read Also‘Instagram Helped Nigerian Government To Cover The Truth’ – Samklef

Taking to Twitter, Samklef writes that he hopes some celebrities do not betray the people in exchange for money or positions.

His tweet reads:

“Celebs who regret supporting ‘change’. I hope next election some no go betray us. Cause Na some celebrities be beneficiaries for this matter. Money dey finish o! I hope some no go sing I believe come next election for some in 2023?”

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