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Zynnell Zuh honoured for her contribution to Fashion and Style by La Mode Magazine in Nigeria

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Actress, Zynnell Zuh has been honoured by La Mode Magazine for her contribution to Fashion and Style, at the Green October Event held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

 

Commenting on the honour, the actress said:

“I was honoured at the la Mode green October event for my contribution to the entertainment industry. It’s heart warming when colleagues in the industry select me to be honoured for my work and passion and also a motivation for me to keep pushing the boundaries of entertainment here in Africa and the rest of the world.Since the theme for this years event was disability inclusion,I would like to dedicate my award to Persons with disabilities. You disability is not inability. Nobody is good at everything, disadvantages come in different forms so keep pushing , don’t give up and surround yourselves with people who encourage your vision”

The reen October Event  is an initiative of La Mode Magazine and La Mode Disability foundation. It is an annual event to create awareness, celebrate, appreciate and support persons living with disabilities. The initiative is an advocacy awareness platform where persons with disability are given a voice.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons living with Disabilities emphasizes the right to life, equality, and non-discrimination of persons living with disabilities. 2015 edition was focused on Down syndrome, 2016 on Autism, 2017 on Cerebral Palsy , 2018 edition was tagged ‘’Beyond Disabilities ’’.

The 2019 edition is tagged ‘’ Disability Inclusion ‘’making sure everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life. Including persons with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability.

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Court issues warrant for arrest of deputy minister Okraku Mantey

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An Adentan circuit court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mark Okraku Mantey, the deputy minister of tourism, arts and culture, for failing to appear before it. (more…)

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I didn’t realise what kind of sacrifice will come with wanting more – Shaffy Bello

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Ace actor, Shaffy Bello sits with the host of #WithChude and co-founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo to talk about her acting career, loss and some of the sacrifices she had to make as she tries to follow her dreams.

 

Explaining why she returned to Nigeria to act in Yoruba films, the 51-year old actor and singer says: “I wanted to spread my wings. I felt like I was pregnant and I couldn’t have a child. I felt like my wings were sort of closed in and I was boxed in and I needed more, my soul needed more.

 

I was yearning for more but I didn’t realize what kind of sacrifice would come with wanting more and going for what you want, after all you have to pay some price.

 

I paid the price of having a connection with my children there. Coming to Nigeria, I would stay in my room and cry asking myself “what am I doing, what am I doing?” I left my children abroad, my daughter was 13 and my son was 11. Now mind you, I was a hands-on mother. I would set the table, all of that. I would quit my job just to raise my children, that’s why I only had 2 so when they grew up to a certain extent I went back to working.

 

I sacrificed everything. So leaving them with their father was a huge sacrifice but it turned around for good.”

 

Advising other women struggling with making decisions about their dreams and their homes, Shaffy Bello says “What I will say is that there is time for everything. If your children are still young, you need to nurture them. They didn’t ask to come, you brought them, so give them that time. Nurture them. Give them such a good foundation that you can trust it, so when it’s time for you to fly, you can fly.” she added.

 

“It is not going to be easy, but you have to trust yourself. You have to trust that you can have your marriage, your children and your career. Some people are, so why not. It didn’t work for me, but it doesn’t mean it won’t work for every woman. You just have to find your own niche, and find what works for you.”

 

“But don’t you dare forget yourself and your dreams,” she concludes.

 

Watch the excerpts from the interview here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYf7Z3BhMlB/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYdVNDLhNsn/

#WithChude is a special series of targeted multimedia conversations and investigations focused on narratives that enable and strengthen the mind, heart, and spirit.

All past and new episodes of #WithChude can be watched on watch.withchude.com. You can also watch the premiere of new episodes every Saturday on Channels TV at 1 pm, with reruns every Sunday on Wazobia TV Channel 98 at 5 pm, every Tuesday on Rave Tv at 5 pm, every Wednesday on Pop Central Station DSTV Channel 189 at 8 pm, and every Thursday on EbonyLife TV StarTimes Channel 189/191 at 7:30 pm.

An extended play podcast is up on listen.withchude.com, as well as on Apple Premium.

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Nigerian Footballer Victor Osimhen goes savage on Twitter

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Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen made the news a couple of days ago when he finally returned to the club after months of absence owing to facial injury and Covid-19. (more…)

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Something is coming! Chance The Rapper links up with Sarkodie and hit the studio together

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Chance The Rapper links up with Sarkodie

After announcing that the only thing left for him to do with his trip to Ghana was to meet Sarkodie, American rapper Chance The Rapper finally met with the highly decorated Ghanaian rapper.

In an instagram story , Chance shared a video together with Sarkodie and said “Something is coming”.

The Grammy-winning rapper is currently in Ghana with Ghanaian-American singer Vic Mensa, reuniting with the motherland. After claiming that his grandparents are of Ghanaian descent, Chance seizes every opportunity to reconnect with his ancestor, as evidenced by several videos that have surfaced online.

On Monday, January 10, another video has surfaced online showing Chance the rapper and one of Africa’s finest rappers, Sarkodie, linking up in a penthouse in Ghana to make music.

While we keep our fingers crossed for the collaboration, it is definitely going to be worth the wait.

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Nigerian businessman, Big Slim arraigned for death of American stripper Tyger Booty in Ghana

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A Nigerian businessman has been arraigned by Ghana police for the death of American stripper Julie Diane Williams known as Tyger Booty.

Ghana police said Tyger Booty was in contact with a Nigerian businessman identified as Bright Udiagbe known as Big Slim while she was in Ghana. Big Slim owns a hotel, restaurants, and nightclubs in both Nigeria and Ghana. This includes SilverFox Exotic club in Lagos, where Tyger Booty posted a photo from on Instagram 6 weeks ago!

 

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Tyger Booty was reported dead in mid-December 2021 at a hotel in Abelemkpe, a suburb in Ghana’s capital city Accra.

Weeks after her death, Ghanaian police have been investigating the death and tracking the sequence of events before her death on how she arrived in Ghana, contact with the country and the US embassy, and arrests related to her demise.

Accra Regional Police Public Relations Chief Supt Alexander Obeng confirmed in a radio report that Tyger’s case was lodged with Tesano Police and had been forwarded to the headquarters.

Ghana police disclosed that she died at the Rayporsh Hotel on December 14, which was 11 days after her arrival from the US through Nigeria.

“Preliminary police investigation has established that the deceased US national arrived in Ghana on December 3, 2021 en route from Nigeria. Having tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, she was taken into an isolation center at Ave Maria Hotel, South Legon-Accra,” Ghana police said in a statement.

Big Slim has since been arraigned in a prosecution led by Chief Inspector Lawrence Anane, at the Kaneshie District Court, where other suspects are facing trial for the model’s death.

They have since been granted a GH₵100,000 bail with two sureties each by the court after their arrests.

Chief Inspector Anane also disclosed at the court that the deceased and Big Slim had been in a working relationship for the past five years. Ghana police said an autopsy report on Tyger Booty’s death is being awaited to continue the trial.

The Kaneshie District Court granted bail to Bright Udiagb and four other persons who were arrested in connection with the death of Julie Diane Williams.  They include Susan Azor, an employee of Udiagbe; Gideon Kwafio, a cook and a receptionist; George Ntsor, a gardener and Odoi Laryea, a security guard-all employees of Rayporsh Hotel, located in the country’s capital and where the model was found dead.

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I’ve done everything in Ghana except meet Sarkodie – Chance The Rapper

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It appears that visiting American rapper, singer, and record producer, Chance The Rapper has ticked off a lot things from his bucket list for visiting Ghana, except for meeting Ghanaian rap superstar, Sarkodie.

He announced this on Twitter saying: “I’ve done everything in Ghana except meet @sarkodie”

Since his arrival in Ghana, Chance The Rapper has been seen largely in the company of fellow rapper, Vic Mensa; American contemporary poet, writer, lyricist and activist Aja Monet Bacquie; Ghanaian rapper M.anifest; Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter, Moses Sumney; GRAMMY–winning producer and musician Peter CottonTale; among others.

He has been seen drinking fresh Ghanaian coconut juice; he’s attended service at a church built by his family many years ago; he has toured James Town  and visited the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

Chance The Rapper has also been seen in shots from in a location similar to the Aburi Mountains. He was also seen enjoying a calming bath in a waterfall, also presumed to be in the Aburi area.

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