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Olajumoke Orisaguna: The Nigerian Cinderella by Reuben Abati

About three weeks ago, 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna was a complete unknown on the streets of Lagos, hawking bread. A loaf of bread is about N100, and even with a full tray such as she carried in her first public embrace of fame, her whole ware for a day may ...

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God bless whoever stole the budget – Etcetera writes..

It is very hard to explain to a non-Nigerian abroad that Nigeria is a country of over 200 million people. He/she would wonder how a country of over 200 million citizens became so tamed to the point of stupidity — that a few individuals could keep millions of people locked ...

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Davido, Baby Mamas and Other Stories

Written by Reuben Abati “What a relief, my friend!” “What are you relieved about?” “It is this David Adeleke and Sophia Momodu soap opera”. “I tell you. It is a perfect subject for a good home video. But what is your own?” “No. Nothing. I am just relieved that the ...

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Ekwe Awards bell tolls again

Barely six decades ago was the man laden with passion for Igbo culture and exceptional literary skills. Nature placed him in Nigeria, but the operators of the clime recognized him not. They were myopic to identify the diamonds buried in him. The young man was endowed and needed to step ...

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Olamide vs Don Jazzy feud: My View

The battle line between two record label bosses was drawn at the last HEADIES award in Lagos. Ironically the organisers tagged it Flip The Script and indeed the whole script was flipped because for the 1st time there was so much tension in the atmosphere especially around the NEXT Rated ...

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2015 in Retrospect

Naijavibe

The year 2015 has come and gone but not without its own share of memorable events. We will highlight some individuals that got us talking and gossiping (most especially we bloggers) throughout the year. 1. World Personality – Vladimir Putin: who else other than the Russian President made a resounding ...

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The Headies 2015 [Review]

NOTICE: This piece was prepared or accomplished by Sleeque in his personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of NaijaVibe. The Nigerian Headies owned by hiptv which has been dubbed the Nigerian Grammy, has finally come and gone. However ...

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Olamide and Don Jazzy’s beef over the Next Rated Award at the headies

β€ŽSome Nigerians are utter and complete fools. How else do we explain this childish attitude? So because Lil Kesh didn’t win, it means he has more Talent and Reekado doesn’t? Wtf is even wrong with Nigerians. A song may be a hit song in the west but no one Fucking ...

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The minister of petroleum should resign immediately-Etcetera writes

It is beginning to unfold how risky and dangerous it is for Nigeria that Buhari doubles as president and the petroleum minister. As the president, he already has too much on his plate with too many issues pulling the country towards collapse. From the north, Boko Haram is threatening to ...

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Mr. President, are you for real? Etcetera

Etcetera writes below… Dear President Buhari, I will like to extend an invitation to you for a tour of down town, so that you can have a clear view of what the people who voted you into office feel about certain decisions your government has taken so far, especially the ...

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Nigerian lawmakers need psychological evaluation- Etcetera

As written by Etcetera: One of the identified problems of investigative hearings and oversight of the executive arm is the multiplicity of committees with overlapping jurisdiction on the same subject matter. This has led to a situation where more than one committee is handling the same subject matter. Invitations are ...

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Moving Back To Lagos by Returnees [Short Documentary ViDeo]

Moving Back To Lagos by Returnees

Have you considered ‘Moving Back To Lagos, Nigeria’ but you’re not sure if it’s for you. If you’re still in the process of making that decision. This video is for you. Although it is a fairly small random sample, these are returnees with much less bias than family and friends. ...

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Celebrating Highlife Culture: The Ugo Stevenson Example

I woke up this morning angry. The cause being the numskull call of one Umara Kumalia for a Northern (National) conference for Northern Nigeria, to discuss the self inflected poverty and non development of the region, when a radio announcement from one of the now many radio stations in Owerri ...

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Every Nigerian is to be blamed for kidnapping, we caused it- Etcetera

Etcetera writes below You wanted to surprise your wife by shopping for the family on your way back from work, and as a sharp guy, you wanted to find out if it really cost, let’s say, N10,000 to prepare a pot of β€˜banga’ soup as she claims. You stopped at ...

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The big lesson after Skiibii’s death stunt

After Five Star Music, the label on which the young artist Skiibii was signed on denied that the talented musician pulled a death stunt to market his music, the group went ahead to sack, or however suspend its manager, Soso Soberenko over breach of contract and mismanagement. In a statement, ...

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70% of Nigerian musicians are illiterates

I am not in support of how 2Face once appeared to justify the lack of university education, particularly since many look up to him as a role model but I am also not going to make a big deal about any need, perceived or otherwise, for popular musicians and creative ...

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Naija girls can be very annoying at concerts – Etcetera

I was watching entertainment news on TV with a couple of friends and it got to a part where Tuface was on stage performing and a girl who probably was as drunk as a skunk, dragged herself on the stage and started hugging him and even took off her shirt ...

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Like Fathers, Like Sons.

WHEN WE SURRENDER THE SOCIAL SPACE TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS AND THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL, WE END UP WITH POLITICISED, EVEN MILITARISED LANGUAGE COMPLETE WITH SOUND AND FURY. WE BECOME LIKE OUR FATHERS, MOUTHING CLICHES AND RHETORIC THAT CANNOT BE CONSTRUCTIVE IN PROBLEM SOLVING.. ...

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Ojisi’s Oxygen – Words!

WORDS! Have you taken out time to notice the potency of words and the life they carry? Do you just speak without understanding the power behind your speech? Is talk really cheap? Are words to you, just an emotional expression? I am not particularly a fan of poems but something ...

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Dear Biafrans- By Etcetera

Etcetera talks about the state of Biafra, the recent shut down of Radio Biafra and how he thinks the Igbos have been marginalized in Nigeria. He also talked about the growth of Nigeria. I have been receiving a lot of mails and phone calls in recent weeks requesting that I lend my ...

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