Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Dubai holds first pageant organized by a Nigerian








Dubai holds first pageant organized by a Nigerian

Miss Polo International is an annual global beauty pageant based on the platform of Polo sport.

It aims to empower beauty queens from all around the globe to promote the game of polo and more importantly to carry out charitable acts in the area of education for people living in the world's toughest places.

The 2019 edition of Miss Polo International has made history as the first ever coronation pageant to hold in the breathtaking city of Dubai, UAE. 

The pageant brought together 23 contestants from 4 continents - Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe, in addition to world class judges, industry-renown pageant consultants, and corporate sponsors/partners.

The glitzy affair was hosted at the Dubai's famous and prestigious Music hall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, Palm Jumeirah.

It offered the best of choreography, music and a few competitive activities by the contestants.

The esteemed jury panel includes Emi Irene, Sushmita Dewanji, Rahma Himid, Pawee Ventura and Regina Daniels.

Dewanti Kumala, Miss Polo Indonesia was announced as the winner of the coveted title, Miss Polo International 2019.

Ayrra Averilla, representing the Philippines emerged as the first runner up while Sandra Zamaityte from Turkey was the second runner up. 

Rounding up the Top 5 are Miss Nigeria, Precious Okoye and Miss Thailand Cat Atitiya.

The event was hosted by Mrs. Ibife Alufohai.


I never owed my 35 employees at Mavin for seven years – Don Jazzy

Multi-award winning music producer, Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, has revealed that he has never owed his Mavin staff salary in the seven years of being in operation.

In a recent tweet, Don Jazzy revealed that while he keeps hearing that entertainers are not serious persons, he can proudly say he has over 35 employees and he has never owed salary since he founded Marvin records seven years ago.

He added that not all companies can come out to say such.

“No be say na mouth. I keep hearing entertainers are not serious blah blah blah. I can proudly say I have over 35 staffs (sic) and for 7 years of Mavin, I never owed salary. Not all your serious companies can say that,” he tweeted.

This is coming after he recently said that Nigerian youths have failed in rising up to their responsibilities.

“I believe my generation/decade has been weak and almost equally at fault for the state Nigeria is in today. We have been too weak and cowardly to challenge our fathers at the age they built the courage and fought theirs. Not everyone, but I for one have been idle on the fence,” he wrote.


Nigerians mock youth council protest against Bobrisky

The Nigerian social media space was set alight when the news of a protest led by the National Youths Council of Nigeria against popular transvestite, Idris Okuneye a.k.a Bobrisky hit the internet.

The National Youths Council of Nigeria had led a protest against Bobrisky recently in Abuja against what it called the “moral decadence” of Bobrisky.

The Vice President of NYCN, North Central Zone, Mukhtar Jebba, described the activities of Bobrisky as “ungodly, unhealthy and disgusting.”

“Consequently, the NYCN declared Bobrisky as persona non grata, as he is a man, not a woman. For national interest, we call on the ever-conscious, ever-ready, combatant Nigerian youths and comrades of like minds to, without fear or favour, kick out Bobrisky and his likes wherever they come across them. Nigeria is not a place for LGBT and we shall fight this to the end,” he stated.

Many youths took to twitter to condemn the protest, stating that there are lots of issues facing the country and affecting the youths which should be protested against and not Bobrisky.


BBNaija: Diane to Tacha ‘your character is as dark as your soul’

The BBNaija show is gradually rounding up and the organisers saw it best to reset the game.

With the reset, all the housemates with strikes were pardoned as they are now allowed to compete on a blank slate with all previous sins forgiven.

Well, just days after the strikes were cancelled, frequent BBNaija offender, Tacha, got into a heated word exchange with another housemate, Diane.

Their argument seemed to stem from Diane not paying close attention to the red veto power box which Biggie had kept in the care of the housemates.

Obviously not impressed that the box was missing, Tacha lashed out at Diane as she accused her of getting drunk and forgetting to keep a close eye on the box.

Interestingly, the housemates had received an unexpected guest, 2baba, and while they were being entertained by him in the arena, Diane perhaps got carried away and forgot the box which was in her care.

Tacha had called Diane stupid for leaving the box and taking alcohol knowing that she cannot handle it.

“You are stupid for leaving that box. You ‘don’ drink. You don't know how to drink and you're drinking. Small pikin.

"You should be happy that we are in this house. Outside this house you cannot even ask me what the time is, you cannot. You know you cannot," she said.


Diane, on the other hand, slammed Tacha saying that her character is as dark as her soul.










 Sheikh Juma Bin Ahmed Bin Juma Al-Maktoum being presented an award by Mrs. Ibife Alufohai.









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