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Ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu social media show of shame

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Eventually, like all man-made deities, Orji Uzor Kalu stopped resembling a ‘god’ or something like one; he is losing worth like the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.

Yes, the rich take their pleasures sadly, after the fashion of whatever seems to be trendy. Hence it is not in habit but in novelty and the clichéd that many a billionaire often pursues and acquires vainglory and pleasure.

But what manner of vaingloriousness would drive Orji Kalu to engage in a subtle yet aggressive jostle with billionaire oil magnate, Femi Otedola, for the limelight? What shade and colouration of vanity would drive him to engage in intense competition with Otedola and Tony Elumelu for social correctness and youth appeal?

Perhaps the type that drives the proverbial old woman to channel and relive the pleasure of youth and her famished beauty in grandiose and evanescent dreams. As you read, Orji is engaged in a feral and frantic hustle to outdo the trio of Otedola, Dangote and Elumelu in the now fashionable quest for the juiciest portion of the spotlight.

Yes, weeks after a video of the Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola, taking a bus trip in the city of London went viral online, former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has equally toed the same path by uploading a short video on Instagram showing him in a London public bus .

In what looked like a scripted shot, Kalu was seen to be chatting with a guy he named Chika, whom he asked that his followers should tag if they knew him. Unlike Otedola’s video, Kalu posted a video with a muted sound. While Otedola explained that he took the bus on his way to see his former teacher at Wandsworth in London; Kalu did not also say why he embarked on his journey that appeared to be an act of playing to the gallery.

Less than an hour after Otedola, who is notable for his simplicity, uploaded his video, the blogosphere went agog, as it attracts wide coverage from blogs and attendant commentaries that run for days. In Kalu’s case, he has only been able to attract 122 views more than 24 hours after uploading.

One wonders what Kalu’s intention was with his copycat exercise. Now that Kalu has found a mentor in the business mogul, Otedola, are we to expect him to follow up with another video in the same fashion Otedola boarded a Lagos popular commercial bus, Molue, from Sango to Agege? Otedola shared the video of his ride with his followers on Wednesday.

The video, which generated 92,064 views within two hours, shows him sitting in the bus as a fellow passenger standing next to him, a female, advertises a product. He saunters down, Lagos style, when he gets to his destination. Kalu may have to follow suit and take a commercial bus in Aba to know how warmly he would be received by the people whom he was reported to have fleeced of their commonwealth for which he has been standing trial he has been struggling to exculpate himself from.

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10-year old girl launches two books

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L-R: Toni Kan, guest speaker; Munachi Mbonu, author of the books title “ Concealed and The Child of Destiny”, her mother Ify Mbonu, and Nicolas Okoye, president/CEO, Anabel Group, during the books presentation in Lagos.

 

It was a gathering of A lists authors, book aficionados, and captains of industries at the Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos to launch two books written by 10-year old Munachi Mbonu.

The books, Concealed and Chidubem: A child of destiny  were products of leisurely exercises by the Year Six pupil of Grande Oakbridge Montessori School, Osapa London, Lekki, which she wrote to entertain her cousins until her mother, Ifeoma, urged her to seek a wider audience.

Munachi said Concealed, centered on a group of young friends in school learning what is valuable and love, was inspired by TV drama series, Friends; while Chidubem, which features a boy adapting to city life after relocating from the village, was influenced by her interactions with her cousins who had similar experience.

“When the house is noisy, my Mummy tells us to go to our rooms and read and do book reviews. She doesn’t like us watching the TV for long periods. I started writing stories and giving them to my cousin’s to read.

“The first book was from TV drama shows; the second book was inspired by my cousins who moved from the village to Lagos. They did not like some things we liked here but were willing to learn new things and adapt,” she said.

Munachi’s Mum said the girl started writing at seven.

“She’s been writing from seven. I got her first laptop at five.  So she would sketch some things and write about them. At age seven, she started writing.  During the holidays I buy a lot of books and tell her to do a book review.  She has written about five or six books.

Ms Mbonu said she thought the books were ripe for publishing because she enjoyed reading them as an adult.

“When I read Chidumbem, it was really funny.  I was laughing.  I told her that older people needed to read her books, not just her cousins.  She was scared at first but I encouraged her.  We met with an editor who saw the manuscript and she was impressed,” said Ms Mbonu.

Advising other parents, Ms Mbonu urged parents to invest in their wards.

“I will advise parents to invest in their children first before investing for their children.  Expose a child to multiple activities and through that you know what the child likes,” she said.

Guest of honour at the launch, Tony Kan, popular writer and poet, who started writing at 11, urged Munachi’s parents to support her.

He shared how he ended up studying English at the University of Jos after three failures to get in for Medicine.  He also said his love for writing had taken him all over the world.

“I wanted to study Medicine at the University of Jos.  I was admitted for Chemistry, the first time, then Biochemistry, then Microbiology.  My uncle then asked what I wanted to do, and I opted for English.  In the first year, we had a reading list of 48 books.  I had read 47 of them.

I want to say to Mum and Dad, this girl is doing something great; encourage her.  I have traveled all over the world but I have never bought a ticket in my life.  I get invitations from people because of my books,” he said.

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Singer, Wizkid booked till 2021

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NIGERIAN singer Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has revealed that he has been booked for shows for the next three years.

 The ‘Soco’ crooner made the announcement on his Twitter handle @wizkidayo, where he wrote, “booked for three years”.
 Wizkid has released several hit tracks this year including ‘Soco’, ‘Fake Love’, ‘Manya’ and ‘Nowo’.

‘Soco’, in which he featured Ceeza Mili, Spotless and Terri, is a fast-paced Afro-beat tune that has grown to become the most favourite song for the ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance.

In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.

He went on to become the first Afro-beat artiste to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records, for his contribution to Drake’s hit song ‘One Dance’.

The 27-year- old recently sold out the O2 hall in London and is set to release a much-anticipated album later in 2018.

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Revealed! How Apostle Suleman foretold Lagos explosion (Video)

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When the Lord decides to do something, He reveals it to His Prophets. So, when God speaks through His Prophet, you should listen and take it seriously.

Two months ago, precisely on 29th of April, 2018, servant of God and senior pastor at Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle (Prof.) Johnson Suleiman, prophesied of the tanker explosion that occurred in Lagos on Thursday, 28th of June, 2018.

Revealing the Lord’s message during the Sunday service, the ‘Oracle of God’ told his congregation of a fire incident to happen between Lagos and Ibadan highway. “I see fire on the highway, between Lagos and Ibadan. I see a newspaper talking about 100 people being feared dead in the inferno. I see one vehicle hitting the next and the next hitting the next,” he prophesied and asked that people pray.

What proof do we then need to identify a true God’s Prophet.

Watch the video below;

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156258126890631&id=159609445630

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