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‘Feminism practised in Nigeria is witchcraft’ – Tacha [VIDEO]




Big Brother Naija reality show star, Natacha Akide, popularly called Tacha, has said the feminism practised in Nigeria is witchcraft.

The reality star said this in her latest interview while addressing her fight with Mummy Zee.

NEWSMEN  recalls that Tacha had earlier in an interview on her colleague, Phyna’s podcast, spoken about Mummy Zee, the woman that became popular for waking up by 4:30 am daily to cook for her husband.

A social media user had mentioned to Mummy Zee that Tacha was insulting her on a show and Mummy Zee responded; “that one wey no get sense.”

Reacting to her, Tacha who found the woman’s comment disrespectful, went hard on her in a series of social media posts.

However, addressing the controversy during her trending interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Tacha denied the X user’s accusation, stating that she was defending Mummy Zee on the show.

While also explaining her own feminism, Tacha described that of Nigeria as witchcraft.

“So, I was literally praising this woman on my show, saying why was feminist trolling her because I love feminist then.

“I was like the feminism you people practiced in Nigeria is witchcraft because when you are supposed to come out you people won’t come out but for the wrong things you just hate men in general. That’s not what I practiced.”


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Musical Icon: Celebrating two decades since 2baba’s debut album



Sensational African Legend, Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, formerly as 2face Idibia was a member of a band called the Plantashun Boiz before moving on to join Kennis music where he became a house hold name in the music industry.

He released his debut album ‘face 2 face’ on March 15, 2004. It became a major hit as it sold up to 2 million copies initially in Nigeria, but quickly spread through western and southern Africa, and eventually making an impact in Europe as well. The success of the album was attributed to the single ‘African Queen’ which was a global hit and was featured as a sound track in the movie ‘Phat Girls’ in 2006 and has remained evergreen.

He has over the years released other albums and songs but the ‘Face 2 Face’ album was important in taking Nigerian mainstream pop music international.

2Baba is known for being an artist who constantly is lyrically gifted and uses his music to speak on social justice which goes back to two decades.

He also used his music to address those who criticized him for leaving Plantashun Boiz and also when he had marital issues.

‘Face 2 Face’ album introduced listeners to what we will be expecting from the Icon over the years and he did not disappoint. He was known for being a singer, rapper, songwriter, sage, but most of all, a pacesetter. He was also versatile as he always delivered on every genre.

Currently 48 years of age, he doesn’t jump on beats like before, but his legacy still stands tall as he ushered Nigerian music into a new limelight in the early 2000’s.


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Amstel Malta illuminates African creativity at the 10th AMVCAs



The 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs) transcended mere spectacle; it became a historic celebration of African creativity and storytelling. On May 10th, 2024, the event unfolded as a vibrant tapestry of culture, fashion, and talent, with luminaries from across the continent converging in a dazzling display of African excellence.

Amstel Malta, Nigeria’s premier malt brand, stood at the forefront of this celebration, not merely as a sponsor but as a champion of African storytelling. Amidst the pulsating energy of the AMVCAs, Amstel Malta introduced innovative initiatives that left an indelible mark on attendees and participants alike.

The ‘Amstel Malta Reporter’ initiative, for instance, offered an aspiring creative the opportunity of a lifetime: to interact with industry luminaries, conduct exclusive interviews, and immerse themselves in the electrifying atmosphere of the event. Through this initiative, Amstel Malta not only empowered emerging talent but also enriched the fabric of African storytelling.

Additionally, the ‘Get Ready with Me (GRWM)’ contest bestowed upon two fortunate winners an unforgettable AMVCAs weekend, replete with VIP experiences and intimate encounters with industry titans. From the cultural extravaganza to the star-studded awards ceremony, Amstel Malta ensured that these winners were immersed in every facet of the AMVCAs, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

As the curtain fell on the 10th AMVCAs, Amstel Malta’s legacy of support and recognition continued to shine brightly. By sponsoring the prestigious ‘Best Overall Movie’ award and awarding the deserving winner, ‘Breath of Life,’ with a 2 Million Naira cash prize, Amstel Malta reaffirmed its commitment to honoring and empowering African creativity.

In retrospect, the 10th AMVCAs served not only as a celebration of past achievements but as a beacon illuminating the path forward for African storytelling. With Amstel Malta’s unwavering support, the future looks brighter than ever, ensuring that the spotlight remains firmly fixed on the continent’s remarkable storytellers.

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Stevie Wonder granted Ghanaian citizenship: A celebration of Pan-Africanism and musical legacy



The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, announced on his official social media account on Tuesday that music legend Stevie Wonder has been granted Ghanaian citizenship.

“In conferring Ghanaian citizenship upon Stevie Wonder, we not only extend our warmest embrace to a beloved son of Africa but also reaffirm our belief in the enduring spirit of Pan-Africanism and the global African family, and the boundless potential of our continent and all its descendants,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

According to a statement from the nation’s presidential website, President Akufo-Addo emphasized that this decision acknowledges Wonder’s immense talent, achievements, and his deep connection to the African continent. He praised Wonder’s tireless efforts to promote unity, solidarity, and cultural exchanges among people of African descent.

Stevie Wonder’s decision to become a citizen of Ghana is seen as a testament to his profound respect and admiration for the nation’s history, culture, and values. His new citizenship is considered a vivid manifestation of the goals of the Year of Return, commemorated in 2019 to foster connections between African peoples on both sides of the Atlantic.

Wonder joins a distinguished list of diasporans who have made Ghana their home, including missionaries, policemen, lawyers, doctors, health workers, writers, artists, and musicians. President Akufo-Addo mentioned notable individuals like George Padmore, Bob Marley’s widow Rita, Maya Angelou, and W.E.B. du Bois as examples.

President Akufo-Addo highlighted Wonder’s influential career spanning over six decades, noting his advocacy for social justice, equality, and human rights. He referenced Peter Tosh’s statement, “Don’t care where you come from; as long as you’re a black man, you’re an African,” emphasizing the significance of Wonder’s decision.

Wonder’s affection for Ghana became apparent during a 2021 conversation with Oprah Winfrey, where he expressed his desire to witness the nation’s resurgence of joy before deciding to relocate there.

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