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Witness the Sights, Sounds and Joys of a Magnificent MUSON Graduation Concert

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When elegantly arranged music performances, energetic musical dramas and panoramic cultural choreography come together in one grand location, you have the spectacle that was the Graduation Ceremony of the MTN Foundation Scholars of the Musical Society of Nigeria.  

The 12th class of the MTN Foundation Scholars Programme graduated in a stylish concert and ceremony on the 8th of July, 2019 at the Agip Recital Hall of the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos that saw scenes cut out of a storybook tale. 

The concert saw the students bring their wealth of knowledge, training and energy into thrilling an excited audience which included management staff of MTN Nigeria and directors of MTN Foundation, officials of MUSON’s School of Music, parents and guardians of the graduating students as well as music lovers. 


The musical performances covered the entire gamut of musical genres. From the solemn Franz Krommer’s Concerto in E flat major performed by Jonathan Anuforo, Finecountry Epaenetus and a string quintet (a musical composition for five string players) to Moses Hogan’s Witness, a booming negro spiritual meticulously delivered by Shallom Matthew on the tenor and Macpherson Aghah on the piano.


Funky beats had hairs raised when I Feel Pretty, originally composed by Leonard Bernstein was performed on the night by Chinwendu Okorie’s vibrant soprano voice complemented elegantly by Tunde Sosan on the piano. If I Were A Richman, a 1967 musical by Sheldon Harnick and Tony and Pulitzer-award winning Jerry Bock got layered with the Nigerian treatment courtesy of Daniel Etim’s baritone.


A crowd favourite was Victor Uwaifo’s classic Joromi reprised with confident mastery by Jackreece Samuel and Ajayi Babajide on two pianos. By the time the entire graduating class performed Hans Zimmer and Lebo’s prayerful ode, Shadowland, the audience was crooning and moving to their beat and cheering them on.


The concert was quite the experience. For these students who are the best of the best and have been supported by an MTN Foundation scholarship for the duration of their studies as well as the captivated audience, it was a stimulating evening where art was celebrated and genius was recognised.

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‘Why I Called Out Uche Elendu For Lying That Her Store Was Looted’ – Actress Doris Ogala

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‘Why I Called Out Uche Elendu For Lying That Her Store Was Looted’ - Actress Doris Ogala
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Nollywood stars, Doris Ogala and Uche Elendu

It is no news that Nigerian actresses, Doris Ogala and Uche Elendu have been at loggerheads for a while.

Information Nigeria recalls Ogala recently accused Elendu of allegedly lying that her store was looted and ransacked by hoodlums, who hijacked the peaceful #ENDSARS Protest organised by Nigerian youth.

The actress threatened to expose her colleague as she urged the latter to come out with the truth and stop deceiving people during this trying time.

Taking to Instagram, the film star explained that she has never hidden hatred for Elendu and she won’t allow anyone to take advantage of the current situation of the country.

Read Also: Actress Doris Ogala Calls Out Uche Elendu For Allegedly Lying That Her Store Was Looted

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‘My Older Brother Lost His Life During A Sickle Cell Crisis At Age 10’ – BBNaija’s Mike Reveals

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#EndSARS: ‘My Older Brother Lost His Life During A Sickle Cell Crisis In Nigeria At The Age Of 10’ - BBNaija’s Mike Reveals
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BBNaija Mike Edwards

Popular reality TV star, Mike Edwards has taken to Instagram to recount how his older brother passed away at the age of 10 due to the poor healthcare system in Nigeria.

The reality TV star, who has continued to lend his support to the #EndSARS movement, posted a throwback photo of himself and his siblings.

Edwards wrote;

“My older brother Matthew lost his life during a sickle cell crisis in Nigeria when he was 10 years old, to think if he would have been in a country with better healthcare support that his life would be saved today is heartbreaking. The fight to End SARS is our cry for help after years of corruption and bad governance.”

Read Also: #EndSARS: ‘Next Generation Will Be More Brutal’ -BBNaija’s Mike Edwards

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‘Stardom Cannot Erase A Natural Stupidity, Please Lower Your Expectations Of Celebrities’ – Actress Mary Njoku

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‘Stardom Cannot Erase A Natural Stupidity, Please Lower Your Expectations Of Celebrities’ - Actress Mary Njoku
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Mary Remmy Njoku

Nigerian actress and movie producer, Mary Njoku has advised Nigerians not to expect so much from celebrities during this trying time.

Njoku took to her Twitter account on Saturday to urge people to remain patient with celebrities.

According to the film star, celebrities are not super humans and stardom doesn’t exempt them from being stupid.

In her words;

“Pls bear with us. Celebrities are not super humans. Stardom cannot erase a natural stupidity. Lower your expectations and bear with us in these trying times.”

Read Also: ‘As You Pray For Success Of Your Man, Pray For Yours Too” – Mary Njoku Advises Women

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