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I was shocked to hear 2Baba, Timaya, other Nigerian songs in Jamaica — Iceberg Slim

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Singer, Iceberg Slim, speaks with Joy Marcus on his trip to Jamaica

How frequently do you travel?

I go on vacation at least twice a year.

Do you enjoy travelling?

I love travelling because it’s usually an escape for me from stress and work.

What country did you visit recently?

I visited Jamaica in 2016. I went there because I wanted to experience the authentic vibes and culture of Jamaicans. Also, our family house in New York City is in a predominantly Jamaican/West Indian neighbourhood; so, I have always taken a liking to their culture, people and food.

What was your experience?

The experience I had in Jamaica was amazing. It was actually my second time there and I had so much fun. I enjoyed every moment of my stay there. They show foreigners so much love and hospitality. If you visit Jamaica, you will always receive a warm welcome. The funny thing is that they thought I was a Jamaican.

What were some of the fun things you can remember doing in Jamaica?

I went snorkelling for the first time. I also went parasailing and deep-sea diving. It was definitely an experience to remember for a long time and an unforgettable adrenaline rush.

Some people believe that Jamaica is a violent country where one could easily get hit by stray bullets. Did you experience anything of that nature?

Just like everywhere else in the world, Jamaica has its good and bad parts. The famous “ghetto” of Jamaica is Kingston but I didn’t go there. I just stayed within the tourist areas.”

Are Jamaicans friendly towards Nigerians?

Jamaicans are generally friendly and for the fact that we share the same skin colour, they were very welcoming. They actually enjoy our music as well, which to me is pretty amazing. While there, I heard them play the songs of Skales, 2baba, Timaya, and P-Square. I was shocked and happy.

How would you describe their weather?

As of the time I was there, the weather was hot but very airy. The resort I stayed in overlooked the beach. The water was light blue and the sand was white.

How convenient was it for you to make payments in Jamaica?

They spend Jamaican dollars but I didn’t change money. Each time I needed to make payments, I just used my American bank card.

Was there any time you wished you were in Nigeria during the trip?

No, there was nothing of such. I was on vacation and I enjoyed it to the fullest. Also, it was an escape from reality for me.

What was your in-flight experience?

I flew from New York to Florida, then from Florida to Jamaica. There is no direct flight from New York to Jamaica. Though the flight was relaxed, I couldn’t wait to start my vacation.

Which places did you visit while there?

I didn’t really tour the country. I stayed at two resorts; one in Montego Bay and the other in Ocho Rios and it was exciting because I really enjoyed myself. In fact, Jamaica is beautiful.

Did you go shopping?

Not really but I bought some souvenirs from the gift shops at the resorts.

What can you say about the scenery?

It was beautiful. They have blue water, blue sky and white sand.

What other countries would you like to visit?

I would love to visit Maldives, in South Asia. It looks beautiful online and I also look forward to having a wonderful experience there.

How would you advise anyone who wants to visit the country?

If you are planning to go to Jamaica, make sure you are ready to have the time of your life because you will not be disappointed.

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“From bum shorts to leggings” – BBNaija’s Ozo called out over his choice of outfits

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It is not new that ex-BBNaija housemate Ozoemena Chukwu likes to wear skimpy shorts – the kind of clothing items called bum shorts that are mostly worn by ladies.

Throughout the BBNaija show, Ozo was often seen wearing those kind of shorts, sometimes pulling them further up himself to reveal his light-skinned thighs.

Ozo’s choice of outfit lately makes him trend and at the same time, his getting backlash from his fans for what he is wearing.

The light skin big brother Naija ex housemate doesn’t look bothered, as he keeps wearing what he feels comfortable in.

The picture above was what Ozo was seen wearing that got him a lot of backlash as he decided to wear something more longer but still the trolling didn’t stop.

A Facebook user identified as Bright said “Ozo upgraded from bum short to leggings”

@enna said “if I catch my man wearing a leggings like that, we are done”

@alpha said “what is this guy wearing”

@enioluwa said “what kind of trouser is this guy always wearing”

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North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

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The Sultan of Sokoto,Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country to live.

Sultan of Sokoto North

The Sultan, who stated this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja, said bandits were fast overrunning the North as residents slept with their eyes open.

While describing the North as the worst place to live, he said that bandits had become daring.

He said they moved from house to house, village to village, market to market, with AK-47 rifles openly, purchasing foodstuffs and other items and even collecting change without any challenge from the security agencies.

The foremost traditional ruler stated that the security system in the North had completely collapsed.

He said, “Security situation in Northern Nigeria has assumed a worrisome situation. Few weeks ago, over 76 persons were killed in a community in Sokoto in a day. I was there with the governor to commiserate with the affected community.

“Unfortunately, you don’t hear these stories in the media because it’s in the North. We have accepted the fact that the North does not have strong media to report the atrocities of these bandits.

“People think North is safe but that assumption is not true. In fact, it’s the worst place to be in this country because bandits go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 and nobody is challenging them.

“They stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed. These are facts, I know because I am at the centre of it.

“I am not only a traditional ruler, I am also a religious leader. So, I am in a better place to tell the story. I can speak for the North in this regard because I am fully aware of the security challenges there. We have to sincerely and seriously find solutions to the problem, otherwise, we will find ourselves soon, in a situation where we would lose sleep because of insecurity.

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‘Stop Calling Friday ‘Black Friday’, Its A Holy Day For Muslims’ – Kano Hisbah Board Warns Radio Station

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The Kano Hisbah Board has reportedly warned a Nigerian radio station and it is about Black Friday.

Per the letter sent to the radio station, the group ordered the station to stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’ ahead of a “Black Friday Sales” which is scheduled to take place today.

Per the letter from the Sharia Police, majority of the residents in Kano are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.

Read the letter below;

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