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Popular Comedians Broda Shaggi, Mr Macaroni others top list of digital content creators

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An Abuja-based research institute, Africa Polling Institute (API) has listed popular comedians Broda Shaggi, Mark Angel Comedy, Mr Macaroni and Taaooma as Nigeria’s top skit comedians and digital content creators.

Lasisi Elenu, MC Casino, Nedu Mallam Musa, Woli Agba, Omo Ibadan and Bosho also made the top ten list.

Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director of the institute, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said that the findings was derived from a survey which sampled opinions of no fewer than 1,521 Nigerians.

According to him, the survey which was conducted between October and November 2020, was done using a stratified random sampling technique in selecting the respondents.

He added that the report titled “Skit Economy: An Assessment of Digital Content Creators in Nigeria” sought the views of Nigerians regarding the rise of comedy skits, their viewership and who they considered their top skit comedians in the country.

The executive director noted that the study represented a novel attempt to understand ‘a seemingly under-research space’, which had so far contributed to the economic growth of the nation and mental wellbeing of citizens.

“From the study, we found out that 67 per cent of Nigerians say they watch comedy skits, with 45 per cent saying they watch them once in a while and 29 per cent a few times a week.

“65 per cent of Nigerians consider comedy skits funny and entertaining, while 20 per cent consider them quite informative.

“An average of 88 per cent of Nigerians agree that comedy skits are useful in creating awareness on social trends, correcting societal ills and creating job opportunities,” he said.

Ihua added that the study also got the views of some skit comedians and producers and findings revealed that lack of financial assistance from the government and private sector were identified as key issues bedeviling the growth of the sector.

According to him, other factors include; high cost of production, poor electricity and excessive taxes on social media platforms.

“Skit comedians however, urge the government and private sector to support them, in order for Nigeria to reap the benefits of showcasing the country’s talents, as well as alleviating poverty through creation of wealth and jobs,” he said.

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‘I battled postpartum depression’ – BBNaija’s Bambam

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Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bamike Adenibuyan popularly known as Bambam, has recounted her struggles with childbirth and postpartum depression.

In a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Bambam said she was diagnosed with preeclampsia during her first pregnancy.

The mother of two said pregnancy transformed her body.

While appreciating her husband, Teddy A

for being supportive during the transition phases of her pregnancy, Bambam said she ignored online trolls who mocked her for gaining weight because “they can’t understand”.

“I would never have imagined my body would get this thick but thank God for supportive husbands like mine. Imagine having a husband who was not open to the transition phases I went through with each pregnancy.

“My second pregnancy was even more merciful than the first. I went from Maroon to black, from size 8 to 14/16. I had skin tags and acne breakouts.

“I was in shock. I went through postpartum depression. I was a mess. I didn’t understand. I literally transformed.

“I had to ask the doctor, why is my baby so white looking?’ She had grey eyes and now they are brown. She looked so different. I had preeclampsia with her pregnancy, by the time I arrived at the hospital she had detached from my placenta.

“My pregnancy phase was a miracle. Postpartum depression was because I kept playing all the what if in my head.”

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Why I love polygamous families’ – Singer Teni

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Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, professionally called Teni, has revealed why she loves a polygamous family.

She disclosed this while recounting some of her fond memories of being raised in a polygamous household.

Speaking during an episode of the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni, who disclosed that her late father married three wives and had 10 children, said she enjoyed her upbringing in a polygamous home and preferred it to being raised in a monogamous home.

She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.

“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?

“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.

“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”

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‘The faker you are, the bigger your circle’ – Burna Boy

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Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has revealed that fake lifestyles attract the crowd.

The self-acclaimed ‘African Giant’ explained that the faker a person is, the bigger their circle of friends will be.

Burna Boy made this known on his Snapchat account while addressing well-known facts about lifestyles.

He wrote: “The faker you are, the bigger your circle will be. The realer you are, the smaller your circle will be. These are well-known facts.”

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