Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Irregular migration: Theatre group to raise awareness

With the increasing rate of irregular migration across the global, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO has contracted an Abuja-based theatre group, SAK Production to raise awareness on the risks among youths in Nigeria through its musical stage play, The Journey.






Speaking with journalists after maiden performance of the play to officially kick off the project in Abuja, Macaulay Olusola, the organization’s communication and information officer, said the performance is in line with the empowering young people through media and communication on irregular migration project embarked upon by UNESCO.

According to Olusola, communication and media serves as a medium of education especially music and drama therefore UNESCO is using the medium to educate young people on the negative impact of irregular migration.

“We are trying to use communication and media to educate the young ones on the risks of irregular migration.  We understand the fact that you can really get the attention of the young ones through music or drama.  We see this as an opportunity to talk to some of young one especially those who don’t have any plans or mission travelling overseas.  You will agree with me that this night, they have learnt so much on so many things that will use at the personal guide and take back to community and educate others about the danger of irregular migration.” he said.

“It is a three-year project and we just launched it today, we hope to see that we take to the rural areas, it is not going to be an Abuja based activities.  We also trained 20 community media content developers, so that they can use their community radio to speak about the risk of irregular migration”, he stated.


Abuja Carnival 2019: FG unveils plans, speaks on decentralization

As the 2019 annual Abuja carnival draws nearer, the federal government has explained the reason for shifting from old pattern of having the event in one central location.

Speaking during the inspection of the carnival venues recently, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said this year's carnival will not be an elitist affair but an event for the people.

"As you can see there is a marked difference between this year’s carnival and others, seeing that we have decentralized the carnival and so it will be taking place in various area councils of the FCT.

"We are not just making it an elitist affair, holding it in Kuje stadium in particularly means that the people of the area council will be able to participate and feel the impact of carnival

"And it is not just about the carnival but imagine 500 horses will have trainers and riders who will consume food which will make a small economy to develop within those days" he explained.

According to the minister, the carnival will take place in various locations in FCT which include Old Parade Ground, Jabi dam, Kuje stadium and Government Secondary School in Area 10.

Others are banquet hall of the State House and Government Day Secondary School Gwagwalada.

"The street carnival and open ceremony will start from the Old Parade Ground to Area 1.

"Then the children fiesta will hold at the government secondary school in Area 10.

"The Durbar will move to the Kuje stadium this year.

"Boat regatta will be at Jabi dam.

"The masquerade fiesta will hold at the Government Day Secondary School Gwagwalada. The traditional cuisine fair and the bush bar will take place at the Old Parade Ground.

"Command performance will take place at the Banquet Hall of the State House.

"While, the contemporary music fiesta will take place at the Old Parade Ground".

He stated that the challenge ahead of the organizers is to really engage the people using the place to lease it to them from the 18 of November when the event will commence, noting that inspection tour will be conducted along the routes where the street carnival will follow.


I’m addicted to big bum, Timaya declares

Afro-dancehall artiste, Inetimi Timaya Odon, better known as Timaya, has spoken about his addiction to voluptuous women.

In his new single, the self-acclaimed plantain boy is seeking redemption. Timaya who gained popularity in the mid-2000s was seen confessing his sins to Daddy Freeze in his new music video, ‘Sili-Kon’ which dropped yesterday. The highlife-infused song also exuded upbeat energy.

The song is centred around the praise of the female anatomy with emphasis on their derriere which he appreciates better when they are in large sizes. Timaya teams up with producer, Kel-P Vibes, to create a heavy mid-tempo tune, with a catchy hook laced in his local dialect.

In the narration, Timaya revealed that these women would never let him go and are likewise always around him.

The video, directed by Unlimited LA and shot in Lagos, features an array of beautiful well-endowed ladies who flaunts their fleshy ‘derriere’, as they prove beyond doubt that African ladies are naturally blessed.


Veteran actor Pete Edochie in vigorous dance in music video

Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie continues to prove his versatility as an all-round entertainer with a sizable number of experiences on his hands.

The movie star was recently featured in the music video for sensational singer Kcee’s song titled ‘I see.’

Sharing a portion of the video on his official Instagram page, chairman of Five Star Group, E-Money, hailed Edochie for busting moves to his brother’s latest song.

“#myFather dancing to #iseekcee by @iam_kcee fire song,” his caption read.









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