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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun whose stage name is “Wizkid”, one of the fastest rising Nigerian music artists, clocks 28 years today. He is probably one of the youngest well-known musicians having been born on July 16, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. Most people are familiar with his groundbreaking music styles as well as his inspiring stage performance.

However, you may be one of the people who are not familiar with some facts about this fast rising Nigerian musician.

1. Started His Music Career Much Earlier

Many people have much respect for Wizkid: First, because of his good music and stage performance, Secondly, because he is one of the lucky few to have achieved popularity and celebrity status at such a young tender age. Unknown to many, Wizkid was already singing in his local church at the tender age of 11 years. He was not only a good vocalist but also a lead singer.

2. Initially Sang in the Church

The young Nigerian musician is known for his party popping songs. The songs, which are full of energy, appeal to the young at heart as well as the party goers. However, you probably did not know that Wizkid honed his music skills in the church. Yes, He actually was a praise and worship singer at his local church in Lagos having been brought up in a Christian family.

3. First Record Was In the Church

Wizkid actually released a couple of albums prior to his breakout track in 2009 after collaborating with M.I. As part of the church choir, he produced an album. He later went on to form a singing group with his five church friends known as “Glorious Five” and released another album.

4. First Music Break as “Wizkid”

Wizkid big break in the music industry came in the year 2009. This is after successfully collaborating with renowned musician M.I. The two artists produced the award-winning track “Fast Money” which not only went ahead to receive many nominations and awards, but also received a lot of airplay both in Nigeria as well as in other countries especially in Africa.

5. Distinct Voice

The young Nigerian artist is famous for many things besides being a young upcoming artist. He is celebrated for being an astute songwriter, an outstanding performer, as well as a successful Nigerian music artist. One thing you probably did not know about him is that his distinct voice is actually a crowd puller. Many people as well as record companies love to have him on board due to his unique voice.

6. Change of Stage name

Before adoption of his now famous stage name, Wizkid was performing using other names such as “Glorious Five”, as well as “Lil Prinz”. While using the name Lil Prinz, he was able to record an album with 7 tracks.

7. Always Been Around Famous Musician

Unlike many musicians who find themselves having to go through along musical journey to gain acceptance, Wizkid’s path was much smoother. Not only was he exposed to the studio at a young age, he also got a chance to interact with household names. At the age of 15, he was already songwriting and receiving guidance from Naeto C who is a big artist in Nigeria.

8. Controversial Birth Date

There is so much information out there about Wizkid. Some of it true while some false. One of the most controversial information surrounds his birth date. Some sources claim he was born on 16 July 1989 while other sources state the date as July 16 1990.

9. Worked With Acclaimed Producers Even Before His Stardom

From his humble beginning, Wizkid has been lucky enough to have crossed paths with celebrated artists. Some of the figures include 2Face Idibia, Naeto C, Sound Sultan, award-winning producer OJB, among others.

10. Quite Outspoken

Despite his young age, Wizkid is never far from controversies or public out spats. Often there is word about him misbehaving or having “beef “with other musicians. Recently he was said to have impregnated a high school girl. In another instance, he was involved in “Twitter war” with “Fresh L” who is a Nigerian rap artist based in the UK.

Well there you have it: A list of 10 things you didn’t know about Wizkid. Despite this new information, one thing is for sure, Wizkid is unquestionably one of the musicians to watch out for now as well as in future. Going by the rate at which he is progressing, it is just a matter of time for Wizkid to be rated among the Top 5 musicians in Nigeria.

Bello Muhe,  25-year-old has been arrested by the Niger State police command over an alleged Murdering of his wife because she had an affair with another man.

Muhe was caught by authorities while trying to abscond.

According to Todayng News , the suspect, who hailed from Gautan Fadama village in the Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State, was said to have killed the wife, Husse Ali, 25, for being promiscuous.

It was learnt that the suspect had earlier sent the wife to her parents over her adulterous lifestyle, but she reportedly continued the act at her parents’ home.

It was gathered that Muhe allegedly lost his temper and murdered his wife.


“I used machete to kill her for refusing to adhere to my instruction; I told her to desist from sleeping around with other men but she disobeyed me and I blew my top and killed her,” he narrated to Northern City News on Friday.

The suspect described the deceased as a stubborn woman, adding that she refused to respect his admonition to stop sleeping around with men.

He said, “My wife was stubborn, I sat her down and told her the implications of what she was doing, she ignored me and she had to pay the price.”

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident, stating that Muhe had been charged to court.

Source: Todayng 
A Nigerian Twitter user @ayobankole is shaking the biggest table in Africa which is the 'table of patriarchy', as he recounted an experience in church today.

According to the man, his church's Pastor asked a question which left many men in support of patriarchy, showing their known sides with their replies. @ayobankole said the question was "If a man earns 150k in Lagos, & woman earns 750k in Kaduna, who should resign & relocate after marriage?”

Read his tweet below and replies from some men;

So my Pastor just asked men in church: “If a man earns 150k in Lagos, and woman earns 750k in Kaduna, who should resign and relocate after marriage?”. Some men insisted the woman should relocate. Na patriarchy dey cause poverty for many men oo!

Imagine make person open him eye see poverty korokoro, and you use leg waka inside because of ego. I felt like slapping the man beside me that raised his hand in support of woman relocating. Oshi o da! Tscheeww

Ayeeee!!! What a sunday! Some men are legit in my mentions defending why the woman should resign because “it is a natural order for the man to give”. Ogun kill nature, Ogun kill order, Ogun kill giving. What is wrong with receiving??

From some men’s reactions to this tweet,I see a huge problem. Men think that it’s just being solely financially responsible in the home that earns a woman’s respect.They also think a wife earning more than them is a problem. Myopic thinking. This isn’t theory,I’ve seen it happen.

I know countless men that have left their jobs to relocate to meet their wives, because their wives had a better life. They eventually caught up, because they had the competence & intellectual acumen. Don’t stick your family in poverty cos of ego. It’s stupid.

A woman will default to you if she knows you are superior intellectually, emotionally and more importantly, if she knows you are responsible and have her back. If your wife earns 5x more, it creates room for you to chase your dreams, & vice versa. Don’t be trapped in patriarchy.

What really matters is understanding, love, & your own capabilities and behavioural patterns as a man. All of these ofcourse should have been established before marrying. But always remember, it’s not only the money - you can have more money and wifey still disrespects you.

Dr. Kayode Fayemi Declared Ekiti Gubernatorial election winner by INEC 

The All Progressive Congress, Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has emerged winner of the just concluded gubernatorial run with 197,462 votes ahead of his PDP opponent.

Fayemi, who have won 16 major local government areas in Ekiti State, though, yet to be declared the winner by the Independence National Electoral Commission (which is as a result of an observation about an alleged inducement of voters in the election raised by an agent of the PDP.

 Ekiti election
Dr Kayode Fayemi and Prof. Kolapo Olusola
The INEC results, showed that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes. His PDP rival Professor Olusola Eleka got 178,121 votes.

Eleka won in his local council of Ikere-Ekiti, Emure, Efon and Ado-Ekiti.

Fayemi won in Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun, which is the local council of the incumbent, Ayodele Fayose, Ido-Osi, Fayemi’s own local council.

The APC candidate also won in Oye, Moba, Ijero, Gboyin, Ekiti West, Ikole, Ise Orun, Ekiti East and Ekiti South West.

Results of Ekiti governorship election as declared by INEC

1. Ilejemeje LG
APC-4,156
PDP-3,937

2. Irepodun/Ifelodun LG
APC-13,869
PDP-11,456

3. Ido OSI LG
APC-12,342
PDP-11,145

4. Oye LG
APC-14,995
PDP-11,071

5. Efon Alaye LG
APC-5,028
PDP-5,192

6. Moba LG
APC- 11,837
PDP- 8,520

7. Ijero LG
APC-14,192
PDP-11,077

8. Gboyin
APC – 11,498
PDP- 8,027

9. Emure LG
APC – 7,048
PDP- 7,121

10. Ikere LG
APC- 11,515
PDP- 17,183

11. Ekiti West LG
APC- 12,648
PDP- 10,137

12. Ikole LG
APC- 14,522
PDP- 13,961

13. Ise/Orun LG
APC- 11,908
PDP- 6,297

14. Ekiti East
APC- 12,778
PDP- 11,564

15. Ekiti Southwest LG
APC- 11,015
PDP- 8,423

16. Ado LG
APC- 28,111
PDP- 32,810

Total votes
APC- 197,462 winner
PDP- 177,927


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An online forum shared this to one of the forums about how deep her love for a lady she intended to marry was, but the relationship was stalled by her unconscious attitude.
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I've dated this lady for close to a year now and I have the intention of having her as my wife because of my love for her. She's got good qualities, cooks well, supportive in a little way but temperamental and easily provoked.

But there is this challenge I'm having with her, she puts up surly attitude and would always keep to herself whenever I correct her, and she won't talk to me for as long as we stay together, call or try to get in touch while away. This might last for as many days not until I come out to calm her down. Over times shes been doing this and the only way I've had to let things be normal is for me to talk to her again and beg her not to be angry. But I'm feeling I'm loosing my worth. This is someone that never admits she's at fault, talk less of apologizing. On several note I have had to take blame for her errors even when I'm not at fault just to make sure we're fine.

A recent development was that she came for holiday and was using the rest room within my apartment, I was passing by and asked her to close the door, she murmured, closed the door and she hasn't been talking to me since then and even when I do she'll answer reluctantly for like five days now.
I am tired of living under same roof with someone that never feel anything keeping malice and I want her to realize her mistakes and apologize, but she won't, she'll rather stay back in the room, and whenever I go to the room, she be making avoiding moves.

I watched her closely to observe if she's into someone else but I haven't got any traces of that.

I have decided not to call her to terms again not minding if it costs a break up, but then am thinking I might be taking things way far.

Pls How best can I handle this? I really do love her tho and I am afraid of loosing her but I am loosing my worth and this has made her not have regards for me.

Thank you all