Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Be humble like Wizkid, angry mom tells Davido







Pregnancy has changed my life – Bambam

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Bambam has shared her pregnancy experience, confessing that pregnancy has changed everything about her life.

Bambam, who is married to fellow reality star, Teddy A revealed that her pregnancy has instigated a lot of change in her life, both physically and psychologically. According to her, pregnancy has helped her to see several things differently.

The 30-year-old reality star mentioned that pregnancy has changed her physique drastically. 

“Pregnancy completely changes you… some days I don’t believe I’m the one standing in front of the mirror. My skin my complexion…hormones have taken over. It’s amazing,’’ she wrote.

Bambam and Teddy A got married last year November in Dubai. The wedding had so many celebrities in attendance.


Be humble like Wizkid, angry mom tells Davido

An angry mother, Wunmi Praise, who could not stomach what Davido did to her son, has lambasted the ‘Fia’ crooner, advising him to humble himself like another star.

Few days back, a video went viral on the internet and in the video, a loyal fan of Davido was seen trying to take a selfie with the artiste, but Davido just pushed him aside and hit him on the chest.

The video obviously got to the mother of the fan and she went all out to blast him in a five-minute video she posted on her Instagram page, assuring him that the disgrace arising from the video was not for her son, but for the artiste.

‘‘Now you think you have disgraced my son, you disgrace yourself. So let me tell you go and check my page on Instagram, and you will know who I am. I am Wunmi Praise, a gospel musician.

“Check me there; we are not a poor people. My son is not a poor guy,” she blurted.

Praise went on to advise him to be of a humble spirit like Wizkid, Tecno, Kizz Daniel, AY and Okey Bakassi.


Arts is a serious career - DG National Art Gallery

The Acting Director General, National Gallery of Art, NGR, Dr Simon Ikpaknonyi, has stated that arts is a serious career like any other profession, stating that it should be harnessed as an avenue to diversify the economy.

While speaking with our correspondent in his office, Dr Ikpakronyi noted that arts is a noble profession that engages creative minds as well as provide jobs for young people without them having to wait for white collar jobs.

According to the art boss, arts generate employment for a large population, both directly and through associated services.


He stated that arts is a career path he chose with no regrets and has studied up to PhD, stressing that arts like other fields of endeavours must be taken seriously to produce a positive admirable outcome in the long run.

Ikpakronyi explained that with President Muhammadu Buhari making significant efforts towards diversifying the country’s economy from a mono economy sector which is oil to other areas, visual art is a viable sector which is very useful in revitalizing and growing the economy faster.

According to him, the introduction of programmes by the management like in-house workshops, arts residency trainings, National Symposium on Nigerian Arts, Saturday Arts Club and Children’s Arts Day had rejuvenated the NGA and positioned it to contribute to the nation’s growth.

‘‘We have had several exhibitions in Lagos, Abuja and Benin, we are doing well but our major challenge is location. Art has been in existence for over 2 decades and we do not have a place where people can display and view art works. Art works are not supposed to be stored but should be exhibited for public viewing.

‘‘It is long overdue, we are eager to have works on display at the edifice. We need an edifice so that all that we’ve been doing over the years can be preserved and promoted. Without an edifice, nobody will know what the National Gallery of Art stands for. Perhaps many are not seeing what we are doing, but if you have a gallery of art with works of various artists, masters and younger ones displayed for people to go and view. Building a befitting gallery edifice is a priority’’ he stated.



80 percent of today’s musicians are illiterates –Tee Mac

Popular flutist, Tee Mac Omatsola Iseli, has described 80 percent of music acts in the country as illiterates.

The popular flutist who was speaking on music development in Nigeria observed that, “In the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, musicians were hard working. They had bands. Before you could get a record deal, you had your full album rehearsed because studio time was expensive. We were touring. There were so many bands and my first band was Tee Mac and the Afro Collection. We had Berkley Jones, Laolu Akins, Steve Black, Tunde Kuboye and the Lijadu Sisters, and we made mind-blowing music.  And when Ginger Baker came along, he signed off my entire band and I was miserable. But it turned out a blessing in disguise because I left Nigeria to go abroad and met a lot of success. Since the age of computers and Internet, music has become different, more commercial and not as serious anymore. 80 per cent of musicians we have today are music illiterates.”

According to him, “They don’t bother to study music. They don’t know what key they are singing on; they don’t train their voices, and I must say I am not satisfied with the quality of what is being produced, because if you listen to the elders, they are evergreens. During the Ariya Eko Festival, we launched Ebenezer Obey’s 600 songs collection. Which of these new generation artistes can write 600 songs? My advice is, to compete internationally; we have to raise the bar.”

Speaking on Burna Boy who missed out on a Grammy recently, he had this to say; “There are some people who are working hard because they are playing a lot. I give Burna Boy kudos even if his style of music is not what I would usually listen to, but we have some other ones whom I will say are actually dreadful. They spend a few hundred naira to do a CD and then they spend N5 or N10 million to shoot a video, buy expensive cars and parade big yash women dancing. It is a disgrace, and if you look carefully, they don’t actually make money. Their music cannot appeal to educated people or those who know music. If you are music illiterate, then you will make music that will only appeal to music illiterates. I call the music they are doing now Naija trash. It is ‘pokripo rythym’.”










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