Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has been honoured with the Leadership in Africa Award by organisers of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has been honoured with the Leadership in Africa Award by organisers of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).
The retired Army General was given the diadem on the occasion of the 4th AFRIMMA Awards and Festival which held on October 8, at the House of Blues, Dallas, Texas, United States.
Tauted as the biggest African music awards in Diaspora, this year’s AFRIMMA was attended by Nigerian celebrities such as Tiwa Savage, Falz, Basketmouth, Emma Nyra, and Kaffy among others, who joined in the colourful celebration of African music on the world stage.
Founder of the show and CEO of Big A Entertainment, Anderson Obiagwu, said AFRIMMA Leadership in Africa Award is dedicated to African who have served with distinction in various leadership capacities in Africa and internationally.
He said: “Obasanjo, it would be recalled, is the first Nigerian to serve as Military Head of State as well as Civillian President.
“Some of his major achievements and accomplishments include being the first Military Head of State to successfully hand over power to an elected civillian President and also played a crucial role in wrestling back power from the Military in 1999, culminating in him being elected President.
“Obasanjo is also a designated UN envoy who has overseen various democratic elections across the continent. He is particularly renowned for his activities in the peace process of West African countries; Liberia and Sierra Leone. He famously resolved along with President Biya of Cameroon the protracted Bakassi Peninsula issue by signing the ‘Greentree Agreement’.
“The amiable leader established the Presidential Library which is one of the biggest educational tourism institutions in Africa . It would be recalled also that it was during his tenure as President that GSM mobile technology was introduced to Nigeria while counterparts Benin, Togo and Ghana were all already on the GSM technology.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way and Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Mathew Obasanjo has been a tenacious leader who has left an imprint on African leadership history,” he said.
Nigeria’s Davido won the AFRIMMA Artiste of the Year, and Song of the Year with ‘IF’.
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The movie star shared a portrait photo of herself and captioned it thus:
“MANY COUNTRIES BECAME DEVELOPED WITH THE STRENGTHS & POTENTIALS OF THEIR YOUTH.”
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She eventually responded with fury and a vow to sue a blogger who published a report about her saying that she was silent because of her affiliations with the government.
See her Twitter post below:
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The movie star took to her Twitter page to lament about the fact that it seems Nigerians are helpless regarding SARS and police brutality.
In her words:
“Meanwhile we still have SARS officers harassing people on the streets of Nigeria. What are we REALLY going to do???? #EndSARS”
Reacting to the video of Desmond Elliot proposing the regulation of social media, she writes:
“This ‘respect’ mentality has really done a number on us in Nigeria. Hon Desmond is more concerned about ‘children’ cursing on social media than he is about better governance and true leadership. Again he has shown us his priorities”
See her tweets below:
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Nigerian singer, Korede Bello, has stated that it is both a blessing and a curse to be very good looking. The Afro pop star shared this via his official Twitter page.
According to the Mavin Records artist, it can be a curse because people tend to get distracted by the person’s good looks. Also, the good looking person faces the risk of being seen as incapable or incompetent because of their aesthetics.
In his words:
“Unpopular opinion. I think it can be a blessing and a curse to be very good looking. Having good looks is def an added advantage but unfortunately we tend to get distracted and prioritize aesthetics over ability. The external will fade, the internal will grow”
See his tweet below:
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