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JayPaul and Jackie B Bow Out of the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye Season in Double Eviction

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After an intense week of mind games, romantic gestures, several kisses and extreme parties, as always, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu took on Big Brother’s stage for the seventh live show of the season, and he came bearing bad news for two housemates. Jaypaul and Jackie B bowed out of the house in one of the calmest eviction shows of the season.

The housemates nominated Saga, Emmanuel, Pere, Jackie B, WhiteMoney, Liquorose, Saskay and Jay Paul during a one-of-a-kind nomination session last Monday, which saw Big Brother giving the nominated housemates a chance to save themselves by either winning the Head of House (HoH) challenge or coming in second.

The HoH would automatically receive immunity, while the first-runner-up would have veto power. Emmanuel became the HoH, while Pere received the veto power and replaced himself with Queen.

During the Sunday Live Show, Jaypaul was the first housemate to get evicted from the house. Saskay had a relatively calm reaction to his exit, considering that he had gone above and beyond to prove how much he liked her earlier in the week.

But, this was expected as she was also up for eviction and didn’t yet know her fate. But, JayPaul left on a high note, telling Ebuka that he had no complaints since he didn’t even expect to make it into the seventh week.

Answering the ‘what next question’, JayPaul said, “Definitely, I’ll be going after lots of TV shows. I’ll drop a body of work, my music as well.

And then, lots of films. I want to be a pioneer for mobile cinematography in Nigeria, so I’ll go back to film school as well. Lots of stuff. I just want to be everywhere for entertainment, you understand.”

Next, Ebuka asked Jackie B to leave the house as she had been evicted. Gracing the other housemates with a big smile, she turned to hug each of them before making her way to the exit.

She told Ebuka that she was happy leaving the house because everything that happened was perfectly orchestrated by God.

She admitted that she liked Michael enough to pursue a relationship with him, but she had mentally ‘daddy-zoned’ WhiteMoney.

Telling Ebuka her plans for the future, the mother of one said, “I’m just ready to be out there and explore. Try so many new things. I explored acting. I’m going to try that out. I’m ready to start planning events or at least more events – that’s my passion. Get that schmoney”.

As always, Ebuka left the housemates with some words of advice after the evictions. “Remember, this is your journey. Own it. Nobody should define your narrative for you. It’s your story to tell. Remember, burger no fit tell Eba how Egusi soup be. So make sure you enjoy yourself.”

There are now 11 housemates vying for the grand prize. The BBNaija season 6 edition winner will walk away with a whopping 90 million Naira worth of prizes.

This includes a cash prize of N30m, cash in Abeg digital wallet, bitcoins courtesy of Patricia, a two-bedroom apartment courtesy of RevolutionPlus Property, and a top of the range SUV from Nigeria’s automaker Innoson Motors and a trip for two packaged by Travelbeta. T

his is the biggest reward for any reality TV show on the continent. BBNaija season 6 promises to surpass previous seasons with more exciting personalities and engaging activities.

BBNaija season 6 airs 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli on channel 29, as well as Showmax.

Abeg is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 6, and the associate sponsor is Patricia.

 


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Ugo Onwuaso is an ICT enthusiast. He believes technology should be used for general good. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Lagos state University.

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Glo-sponsored African Voices on CNN Features Olamide, Motha

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Fresh episode of the weekly African Voices, sponsored by Nigeria’s telecom giant, Globacom, will feature one of Nigeria’s most famous singers, Olamide popularly known as Badoo, alongside Musa Motha, a South African dancer and choreographer.

Viewers will, on the 30-minute magazine programme,  be treated to the  trajectories of the two stars who have made their marks in  music and dance in their respective countries.

Bariga, Lagos-born Olamide is the second of the three children of Pa Adedeji and his second wife, Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. He started his career when he released the debut single, “Eni Duro,” in 2010. In the same year, he performed at The Hip Hop World Awards.

In 2011 he released his first album named Rapsodi and subsequently established his own record label, YBNL Nation.  By 2013, Olamide was adjudged Best Indigenous Artiste at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. This was followed by other awards, including Most Gifted Rap Artiste from West Africa by Channel O Music Video Awards in 2014.

He music career continued to record successes with his Baddest Guy Ever Liveth emerging the Album of The Year at the 2014 Entertainment Awards. Also it emerged as the best Rap Album and Album of the Year at 2014 Headies  Awards, while  Shakiti Bobo was Certified Banger of The Year in 2015.

The second guest, Johannesburg –based Musa Motha rose to stardom after his left leg was amputated below the knee 12 years ago. This was due to his struggle against osteosarcoma; a cancer that is prevalent among children and attacks the bones of the arms and legs.

Motha’s life was turned around by the Reach For A Dream Foundation which inspires children to use their dreams to fight life –threatening illnesses. Motha subsequently become a celebrated professional dancer and an inspiration to people living with disability.

The duo of Olamide and Motha will delight viewers with their stories on DSTV channel 401 on Saturday at 9.30a.m with repeats on Sunday at 4.30a.m, 7.30a.m, 12.30p.m, and 7.30p.m. Another repeat comes up on Monday at 4.00a.m while a two-part, 15-minute rebroadcast holds on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45p.m.


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Nigeria-South Africa Chamber Harps on Adopting Digital Solutions

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Accelerating digital transformation for the Nigerian SME was the central focus of discourse at the August edition of the Nigeria-South African Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria

In her presentation titled “Digital Transformation and the Nigerian SME” Keynote speaker, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria, stated that Nigerian SMEs are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, with a 49.8% contribution to GDP and 86.3% contribution to the workforce.

According to her, digital transformation integrates all aspects of the business and involves a complete rethink and redesign.

“SMEs are the engine of the economy; they start small, but with the right direction, can grow to impact the economy. SMEs’ adoption of digital technology to drive business models will lead to an overall improvement in business performance, expanded markets, and superior customer service. driving innovation, increased revenue, and reducing poverty.”

She further highlighted the critical issues in the sector such as access to markets, funding, knowledge, and skills, as well as infrastructure deficit.

Lynda called for a digital transformation, which integrates all areas of business, people, processes, systems, and tools. This includes an understanding of customer needs and market insights, developing digital value propositions, increasing access to markets, upskill resources, leveraging digital and social media channels amongst others. These, she advised will help drive digital transformation.

On the government side, she stressed the need to promote digital infrastructure development by encouraging business innovation, developing locally relevant digital solutions, and leveraging the right partnerships.

The chairman, Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Osayaba Giwa-Osagie (SAN) who gave the opening remarks, and the moderator of the session, vice-chairman, Ajibola Olomola agreed, stating that the time is ripe to re-prioritise to drive growth and scale.

 


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Travellers in for Biggest Discount, Amazing Freebies on Konga Travel

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Konga Travel and Tours, Nigeria’s frontline travel booking agency, has rolled out the biggest discount for prospective travellers this season, with the company offering flyers zero profit ticketing for flights to a number of destinations along with a number of juicy freebies.

The Konga Travel offer, which commenced on Monday, September 13 will run until Friday, October 8, 2021.

Prospective flyers can take advantage of the deals online at www.travel.konga.com. The offer covers unbelievable discounts, flight deals and tour packages to a host of exotic destinations including Dubai, London, Zanzibar, the Maldives, Nairobi and New York, among many others.

Equally important, Konga Travel is putting money back into the pockets of its growing customer base with the ongoing promotion, with an unprecedented offer of zero margins on its flight tickets.

In addition, prospective travellers who book their flights via Konga Travel this period are set to enjoy other amazing benefits.

For flyers who book First Class or Business Class tickets with the company, Konga Travel is giving back a mouth-watering shopping voucher which beneficiaries can use to shop to their heart’s content on Konga.com, alongside the offer of swift deliveries, irrespective of their location across Nigeria.

Furthermore, prospective travellers who book an Economy Class ticket with Konga Travel also get to enjoy an instant offer of 10GB data, free of charge.

According to the Management of Konga Travel, the unprecedented offer is targeted at offering customers unmatched value in line with the status of the company as a pace-setter in the industry.

‘‘This offer is one we have put together to deliver unmatched value to our customers and to put money back in their pockets, especially in consideration of the current economic realities,’’ disclosed Eric Nana, VP, Konga Travel.

‘‘Through this promotion, we are not only giving customers the biggest discount on offer this season, we are also saving them huge sums in ticketing fees, while also making available some exciting freebies.

‘‘For every traveller who books a ticket with Konga Travel, you enjoy the guarantee of best pricing.

“But on top of that, there are additional giveaway such as free shopping vouchers for First Class and Business Class tickets and 10GB data for every Economic Class ticket.

‘‘This offer cannot be accessed anywhere else and it is line with our determination to continue to raise the bar of service delivery in the travel and tours industry, as we have done since inception,’’ he stated.

Having emerged on the scene barely three years ago, Konga Travel – which was recently named the Most Innovative Agency by global airline, Virgin Atlantic, as well as Travel Agency of the Year at the 2020 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards – has distinguished itself.

Within a short space of its existence, the company has grown more than 25% on a month-on-month basis, acquired all the requisite and major travel certifications and rolled out multiple physical store locations nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 


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