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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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Kiddwaya Replies Fan Who Passed Comment On His Relationship With Erica

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BBNaija’s Erica, Kiddwaya Throw Jabs At Each Other On Twitter

Erica, Kiddwaya

Popular reality TV star, Kiddwaya, has broken the hearts of many fans following his comment on his relationship with Erica. The former BBNaija Lockdown housemate could not overlook the comment of a fan on his father’s Instagram page praying for a wedding between him and Erica.

Business mogul, Terry Waya had shared photos of himself in a traditional outfit on Instagram while informing his followers that he is out to a wedding.

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A fan of Erica and Kiddwaya then took to the comments section to write:

“Naso we go do Kiddrica wedding too soon”

Replying to the comment, the Ciroc brand ambassador wrote:

“aunty calm down.”

See the exchange below:

Kiddwaya’s reply

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‘I Don’t Believe In Sleeping Around To Make Money’ – Actress Destiny Etiko

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Destiny Etiko

Destiny Etiko

Nigerian actress, Destiny Etiko, has revealed in a new interview with The Punch that she does not believe in sleeping around to make money.

The movie star also shared that people only have the misconception of her because of her physical features, adding that she is in a loving relationship and she is content with her partner.

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In her words:

“I don’t believe in sleeping around to make money but a lot of people misunderstand me because of my physique. My work pays me very well. Some people who are not even close to me want to do me favours, so what is the essence of sleeping around. If God gives me a man that is moderately rich and I love him, I would go ahead with the marriage. I am in a relationship and I am comfortable with my man.”

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Yemi Alade Advises Nigerian Entertainers To Save, Invest

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Nigerian award winning singer, Yemi Alade, has advised her colleagues to save instead of spending recklessly. The ‘Johnny’ crooner took to her Twitter page on Sunday to share her advice.

She said that people would rather hide the fact that savings is important which is similar to A students who don’t read publicly but still ace their exams.

In her words:

“Nobody talks about saving or investments in this industry! Same way some friends in school never spoke about reading reading but always got an A! #Dothemaths #Save Now!”

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Information Nigeria recalls former BBNaija housemate, Kiddwaya, also advised his colleagues to save and not get carried away by the glitz and glamor of the entertainment industry.

See Yemi Alade’s tweet below:

The singer’s tweet

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