It was a night of fun pen-ultimate weekend when music lovers, came together in a gathering tagged ‘Music Minds’ Meet and Greet’, at the home of Otunba Yinka Alakija’s premises in Jibowu, Lagos, organised by a group of professionals known as the Music Minds, to end the year.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of awards in honour of men who have contributed their quota to the music industry by promoting and supporting Nigerian musicians.
One of the awardee was Benson Idonije, honoured with an award of excellence; a veteran journalist, writer, broadcaster and music critic.
Highly respected for his talents in writing, and use of various musical instruments, Idonjie, who is known to have managed late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band for eleven years said the Music Minds award gave him a feeling of “déjà vu”.
Next award was given to Odion Iruoje, recognised for giving many popular musicians the break they needed. He has worked as Area Manager for King Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Sunny Okosuns, Tunji Oyelana and several other great artistes were signed on the EMI label and produced by Iruoje.
The producer is acclaimed to be the first international music producer that laid a solid foundation for the modern music producers. He was said to have initiated the idea of solo artistes recording, hiring session men for their backup. He also recommended advance royalty payment that enabled many musicians invest in new sets of musical instruments. He provided enabling environment for artistes. His golden era of creativity was not lost on progressive minded members of Music Minds who honoured the great Nigerian.
In attendance was Former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Segun Osoba, also a member of Music Minds, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Derin Osoba, among others.
‘Small Businesses Need Support’ – Mr Macaroni
Nigerian comedian, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has urged the youths to help small businesses who need support regarding cleaning up after the recent violence witnessed in Lagos state.
The social media skit maker took to his Twitter page to share his views thus:
“Let’s focus on small businesses around us. If a lot of cleaning has been done or is being done already, then those businesses would need support. The government already said they will do that but there are also people and organizations willing to support.”
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Mr Macaroni also advised his fellow youths to be careful of trigger-happy men in uniform.
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‘End SARS Protest Is Beyond Police Brutality. It Is Battle Between The Rich And Poor’ – Filmmaker Chika Lann
Nigerian filmmaker, Chika Lann, has tagged the ongoing violence resulting from the End SARS protests as a ‘rich vs poor’ fight. According to the television personality, it’s a sort of uprising against the rich.
Taking to her Instagram page, the actress and former model advises her fellow celebrities to go out there and help as many people as they can before things get out of hand.
In her words:
“This #ENDSARS protest is obviously beyond Police Brutality. It’s a sort of uprising against the rich! The poor are coming for the rich. This is obviously RICH vs POOR. How else would you explain the wanton vandalism? I advise my fellow celebrity to go out there and help as much people as they can before it’s too late. #onelove”
See her post below:
‘Don’t Destroy The Things We Will Need Tomorrow’, Yemi Alade Begs Fans
Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade, has appealed to the youths to halt the destruction of valuable properties following the Lekki Tollgate shooting on Tuesday.
Information Nigeria recalls hoodlums stormed the premises of news station, TVC to burn down the entire building on Wednesday. Also, BRT buses have been burnt.
The singer advises that the youths should not destroy things while being emotional. Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“With all the emotions running wild, it’s still very important to NOT DESTROY THE THINGS WE WILL NEED TOMORROW #KEEPHOPEALIVE”
She had also previously tweeted thus:
“We understand say hunger dey everywhere, but make we no use that one take spoil another man property. We go over come …….. Stay safe”
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