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Ariya Eko: Lagos Takes The Lead, Set To Celebrate Nigeria @ 60 Years With Musical Fiesta

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Come October Nigeria will be witnessing yet another landmark historical celebration in the Centre of Excellence, Lagos State.

Before the countrys Independence in 1960 and till date Lagos State remains the heartbeat of entertainment and continues to foster different generations of musicians from diverse culture.

It is against this background that the organisers of Ariya Eko has decided to take the lead in the Celebration of 60 Iconic gatekeepers of Nigerian musical history who have contributed to the economic growth of Lagos State in the last 60 years.

According to the organisers Ariya Eko Music Festival is a yearly music festival which is been put together to promote core indigenous music and encourage band culture.This year’s theme WAZOBIA INDEPENDENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is centred on celebrating 60 years of Nigerian Musical journey in its diversity and will feature different Musicians from different culture with a State Ball Performance.

The Festival is a yearly event endorsed by Lagos State Ministry of Culture and Tourism in partnership with Africa’s’ Largest custodian and promoters of music of yesteryears, Evergreen Musical Company Ltd.

Bimbo Esho the Managing Director of Evergreen Musical Company in a statement said Lagos state is a melting point of people of diverse culture with deep rooted history, colourful traditions and immense resilience and an event of this nature has become pertinent in order to tell our Musical history and showcase our Musical heritage to the world.

Last year the maiden edition featured over 18 popular Nigerian Musicians ie Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Sir Shina Peters, Dr Tee Mac, Obesere, Sir Jimi Solanke, Yinka Davies, Jesse King Buga , etc with the Crème De La Crème of Business, Politics, Entertainment and traditional institutions in attendance . The high point of the event was an induction ceremony into the Evergreen Hall of Fame of one of Nigeria’s leading musical giant of Juju Music ( Ebenezer Obey) who has the highest song recording in Nigeria).
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Part of the event line up for this year is A Lifetime Achievement Award been designed to recognize iconic music grandmasters both dead and alive in the Nigerian entertainment industry . Also the Lagos Music Hall of Fame Award is in recognition of 3 prominent musicians from the 3 major tribes in Nigeria who attained the peak of their musical career in Lagos Sate.

An introduction of DO YOU REMEMBER SEGMENT has become pertinent in this year’s event as upcoming musicians will be paying homage to the Grandmasters of the African Beat.

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Otunbajesu to release new album, ADUNBARIN in October

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Renowned gospel singer, Otunbajesu , Amb Oludele Ayominkun has set to release a new album, titled “Adunbarin” (great Companion) and the album is expected to hit the market by last Sunday in October, 2021.

The music is produced by the award winning music group, Da Spirit Music Crew. The group is known for their inspirational, spirit and soul lifting songs.

Adunbarin is a 4 track inspirational lyrical tracks, including one appreciation party mix track.

The album is a project that converge highly respected musical producers, sound engineers and notable magic hands (instrumentalists).

Over three musical marketers are on bid for this awaiting project.

Speaking on the new album, his manager Abiodun Olowokanga and Integrity News who is the official media partner to Da Spirit Music Group said all hands are on deck for the production of the new soul lifting album, stating that the project will be unveil and available in the market by the last Sunday in October.

The manger noted that the project is powered by August Plus Media.

Otunbajesu has released two albums prior to this new one which are, Alasepe, Arabaribiti and now to also release Adunbarin crooner with his Da- spirit crew.

They are strongly set to storm the gospel music world with this great album.

 

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Music star, Sound Sultan dies at 44

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Nigerian music star, Olanrewaju Abdulganiyu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan has died of cancer at the age of 44.

He was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, simplified as cancer of the throat which eventually took his life early this Sunday. Sound Sultan died at a hospital in the United States of America.

Sound Sultan was a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist.

His family released a statement to announce his death

Parts of the release read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound sultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings. We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with the tragic loss.”

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas). Lymphomas are the cancer of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and can be divided depending on the type of cells, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) or T-lymphocytes (T-cells), AITL is a T-cell lymphoma.

The lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a thin watery fluid known as lymph from different areas of the body into the bloodstream.

 

 

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Why Baba Ijesha Is Still In Our Custody – Police

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha will remain in the police custody.

He said the continuous detention of Baba Ijesha, is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice.

He also said the actor would not be released until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike and the courts resumed so that he could be arraigned.

Odumosu stated these in reaction to Wednesday’s protest by Omiyinka’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, and others, who demonstrated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to demand his release on bail.

He said based on the legal advice, a prima facie case had been established against Omiyinka, adding that the thespian’s continued detention was based on the DPP’s advice.

Odumosu said, “When they got the SCIID today (Wednesday), they were advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCIID, and he told them that we have done our work and sought legal advice from the Ministry of Justice and the advice was that we should still keep him in our custody.

“When we concluded our investigation, we forwarded our report to the ministry for legal advice. The ministry advised us through the Office of the Public Defender. The legal advice was that there was a prima facie case established against him and some sections of the law were quoted in the advice. So, the advice was that he should still remain in our custody and to be charged for that.

Odumosu said the ministry might review its position concerning Omiyinka’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues indefinitely, adding that a new arrangement had been made in the state for courts to sit three times a week.

The CP said, “Regarding the JUSUN strike, they agreed to be working for three days and striking for two days. They will go on strike on Monday and Tues

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