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Abuja honours Adeleke, Davido, names street after them

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By Jeleel Olawale

The Abuja Municipal Area Council has nominated Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state and his musician nephew, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, for the distinctive honour of naming a street after them, as a recognition of the governor’s outstanding contributions and commitment to laudable infrastructural development in Osun state.

The development which was conveyed in a letter dated April 15, puts Governor Adeleke on the famed list of eminent Nigerian leaders and public servants immortalised, which the street naming within the Abuja Municipality in the nation’s capital represents.

In the letter signed by Peter Ijwo and Dirijo D. Dahni, Director of Operations and Admin Officer respectfully, the council noted that “Your (Adeleke) endorsement was purely based on personal merit, hence in recognition of your outstanding contributions and commitment to laudable Infrastructural Development in Osun State, FCT-Abuja remains the epitome of our continuous corporate existence.

“The intent behind the naming of Street to achievers is to memorialize their efforts and to promote awareness of the individuals and express appreciation for their special contributions to Nation building.”

The council added that the governor’s nephew, Mr. David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, will have a street with the Abuja Municipality named after him, noting that, “To add to this honour, your nephew David Adeleke, who no doubt has been a character to be emulated by Nigerian youths due to his enormous contributions in the entertainment industry, has honourably been included in the nomination.

“Subject to your acceptance of this nomination, kindly confirm your formal acceptance.”

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DNA must be done on Mohbad’s son before singer’s burial – Father

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Joseph Aloba, the father of late Nigerian singer, Illerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad, has stated that a DNA test must be conducted on his grandson before the singer is buried.

Mohbad’s body was exhumed for autopsy days after his burial following public outcry for an investigation into his controversial death.

However, the result of the autopsy conducted on the body of the late singer is said to have been unable to ascertain the cause of his death.

Following the failed autopsy, many have been clamouring for his body to be buried.

Reacting in a recent interview with TVC, Mr Aloba vowed not to release his son’s body for burial until a DNA test is conducted on his grandson, Liam, to ascertain his true paternity.

“I have to do the DNA [on Mohbad’s son] before the burial,” he said.

“I’m doubting the [the paternity of Mohbad’s] son also. Sometimes she [Mohbad’s wife] will leave home for 3 days without the consent of the husband.”

On the allegations that he is wearing Mohbad’s clothes and trying to inherit his properties, Aloba said, “When Mohbad was alive, we were friends. If he buys clothes for himself, he would also buy for me.

“Since his death, I have never gone to his house. I have never gone there for anything. But some people misinterpreted things so whenever they see me with a shirt, they say it is Mohbad’s. Is it compulsory that it must be from my son? I have my own clothes, too.”

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Banky W survives 4th cancer surgery

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Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone a fourth cancer surgery.

The Made For You crooner, In a heartfelt post on his Instagram page on Thursday, expressed gratitude to God for his recovery.

Banky W thanked his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers, as well as his medical team, Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga, for their expertise and care.

Sharing a video he wrote, “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

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‘I was scammed while trying to join Wizkid’s label’ – Seyi Vibez

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Popular Nigerian singer, Seyi Vibez has recounted how he was defrauded while attempting to join Wizkid’s record label, Starboy Entertainment, during the early days of his career.

He recalled that he Googled how to join Starboy Entertainment and he saw a number. Upon calling the number, he said he was asked to pay N10,000 for the registration form which he did but got blocked after the payment.

The ‘Cana’ hitmaker disclosed this during a recent interview with Wazobia FM, Lagos.

Vibez said, “I remember when I was 13 years old, I wanted to sign to Starboy, I went to Google and typed, ‘How to register to Starboy record label.’ I saw one number and I called the number, the guy who picked it said I should pay for form N10,000.

“That was how I sold my phone and paid the guy N10,000 but after the payment he blocked me. He told me that he was Wizkid’s recruitment officer. I said I would come for the screening, I would perform and Wizkid would judge my performance. So I fell for it.”

He advised up-and-coming artists not to sign up for any record label online.

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