Wednesday, 27 September 2017

We Don't Want War In Nigeria - Igbos In Oyo State.

The Ezendigbo of Oyo kingdom, Dr. Alex Anozie has stated that the proscription of the sports of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) become a proper step in the proper route.

He also said the south-east governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had taken a smart decision to save the area from some other warfare.

Anozie stated it would be unwise for Igbos to go into some other battle, having lost millions in their humans in the 1967 – 1970 civil war.

The Ndigbo chief informed newsmen in his Ibadan workplace, that Igbo regretted the civil conflict fought inside the past, including that the place could not manage to pay for to go into some other battle.“it's miles a wise decision taken by the management of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and south east governors. This may douse the tension in the country.“we don’t need battle again in Nigeria.

We've fought battle earlier than and misplaced millions of lives and property worth billions. We don’t need one of these issue in this u . S .
Again.“i’ll recommend our people to take it smooth and maintain to enchantment to the Federal Government to pay attention to us so that our agitation won’t worsen every other disaster once more. Igbos are the most dedicated group to the Nigerian assignment,” he stated.

Category: Top Stories

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Facts About Pastor E.A Adeboye You Probably Don't Know.


1. He was born on 2nd March, 1942.

2. He hails from Ifewara, Osun state.

3. He came from a very poor family, he never wear shoes until he was 18.

4. Got admitted to Ilesha Grammar School in 1956.

5. He got Bsc in Mathematics from the University of Ife in 1967.

6. Bagged Masters degree in Hydrodynamics in 1969 from the University of Lagos.

7. Bagged PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1975 from University of Lagos.

8. His earliest vision was to be the youngest Vice Chancellor in Africa.

9. He got married in 1967 to Foluke Adenike (Nee Adeyokunnu).

10. The severe sickness of his daughter led him to The Redeemed Christian Church Of God in 1973.

11. He became bornagain under the ministration of Late Rev.Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi at The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Ebute Metta on 29th July 1973.

12. His sold his goat and borrowed money from neighbours in order to pay for his school fees for him to enroll in the only missionary school in his village.

13. Pastor Adeboye was born on Sunday when rain falling and sun was shining.

14. His childhood nickname is ‘’The Tiger’’.

15. He was born at a time when a certain king mounted the throne in Ilesha, Osun state.

16. Pastor Adeboye was born at home on a Sunday with no one to midwife his birth process.

17. His full names :Elijah, Sunday, Olagundoye, Adetona, Enoch, Adejare, Adeboye.

18. He started his university education in University of Nigeria Nsukka but civil war forced him to University of Ife in the final year.

19. He lectured at the University of Ilorin and University of Lagos.

20. Pastor Adeboye was ordained as a Pastor in 1975.

21. He started as an interpreter for the founder of RCCG, Rev. Josiah Akindayomi.

22. At the initial stage, Pastor Adeboye’s duty in the church was to translate Akindayomi’s sermons from the Pastor’s native Yoruba language into English.

23. He got married at 25.

24. He has 4 biological Children.

25. The name of Pastor Adeboye’s father :Moses Adeboye.

26. His Father’s Profession:A farmer and a part-time traditional musician.

27. The name of Pastor Adeboye’s mother: Esther.

28. His Mother’s profession: a trader in locust beans.

29. He attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School Ifewara.

30. He attended The Anglican Church before joining RCCG

31. His father died when he was in final year at the secondary school.

32. His School principal accompanied him to his Father’s burial.

33. He went back to school the same day after his father’s burial to write his exams.

34. Adeboye won the best student’s prize in Secondary.

35. At age 18,he borrowed a pair of shoes which he wore to mount the rostrum for the collection of his prizes.

36. He also borrowed a pant from a relative to wear for the prize giving day.

37. Upon gaining an admission, he joined the volley-ball team of University Of Nigeria,Nsukka.

38. He was once a boxer.

39. Pastor Adeboye once taught in a local school before gaining an admission into University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

40. In 1977, Adeboye paid 15 years rent to hire a Cocoa warehouse in Ifewara for use as a branch of RCCG.

41. Adeboye became the General Overseer of RCCG in January 1981.

42. Pastor Adeboye’s predecessor and founder of RCCG passed on to glory in November 2,1980 at the age of 71.

43. Adeboye’s modesty made him refused to be called Reverend or General Superintendent as it was the practice in RCCG then but he chose to be called General Overseer.

44. Pastor Adeboye inherited 40 parishes of RCCG in 1981.

45. Adeboye has grown the church to more than 15,000 parishes in more than 100 countries.

46. Names of Pastor Adeboye’s Children: Bolu(married to Pst Akin Adubi-The only daughter), Dare, Leke and Adeolu.

47. All Pastor Adeboye’s Children are Pastors

48. Pastor Adeboye’s son-Leke is his Personal Assistant.

49. Pastor Adeboye’s son –Dare is the RCCG, Region 8,youth Pastor, Abuja.

50. His son-Adeolu is the head of Nehemiah team at the Redemption Camp. Also the MD/CEO of a fashion outfit-Wisemen Apparel.

51. Pastor Adeboye’s only daughter Bolu Adubi is married to Pastor Akin Adubi and they pastored together at Maryland, USA.

52. Pastor Adeboye established a modern prayer camp in his hometown-Ifewara which he named Mount Carmel Prayer Village.

53. He started organizing Holy Ghost services in the Mid 80s at the RCCG Headquatres, Ebute Metta.

54. Adeboye came to international limelight on December 18,1998 when he hosted The first open air Holy Ghost Congress in Lekki-Lagos.

55. CNN and BBC reported that 1998 Holy Ghost Congress was attended by over 7 million people which was the largest gathering of people in one spot on earth.

56. In 1999, Pastor Adeboye’s Holy Ghost Congress has grown to 12million attendance.

57. Holy Ghost Congress moved to Redemption camp permanently in 1999.

58. Pastor Adeboye’s trademark wear is pintstriped suit; a gleaming white and a bow tie.

59. At every programme or function, he always wear the same attire or at times the same colour with his wife.

60. Pastor Adeboye organizes Special Holy Ghost service in March to celebrate God for his birthday.

61. Pastor Adeboye has moved Holy Ghost congress from a day program to a week long program every December.

62. He organizes the Quarterly Festival of Festival of Life in London, Uk and various cities in the US with an average attendance of over 50,000 in the Uk and 100,000 in the US respectively.

63. He established digital cable channels called-Open Heavens TV, Liveway TV and satellite Radio, RTM and Dove TV.

64. He published a daily devotional called Open Heavens annually

65. Pastor Adeboye has written over 60 books

66. 1999 – Received honorary citizenship and key of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

67. 2000 – Dedicated the first chapel in the Nigerian Presidential Villa, Abuja, Nigeria.

68. 2002 – Received the key to the city of Detroit, Michigan.

69. 2005 – Received honorary citizenship and key of Dallas, Texas, USA.

70. 2005 – Received honorary citizenship and key of Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

71. 2008 – Awarded a National Honor (Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) by the Nigerian President.

72. 2009 – Led the Pre-Summit Prayers at the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations Headquarters, New York.

73. 2009 – Named one of The World’s Fifty Most Powerful People by Newsweek Magazine (USA).

74. 2009 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree – University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

•2009 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree – University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

•2009 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree in Theology – Canada Christian College, Canada.

•2010 – Awarded a National Sports Honor (Spiritual Pillar of Nigerian Sports).

75. 2011 – Chaired United Nations Global Summit on the Road Map to a Culture of Peace in the Middle East.

•2011 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree – University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

•2011 – Received award as the Best/Most Profitable Icon/Personality in Nigeria

•2014 – Awarded National Honour – (CON) Commander of the Order of the Niger

•2015 – Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science – University of Lagos

•2015 – Certificate of Recognition – The Congress of The United States of America

•2015 – Presidential Merit Award – The Nigerian Society of Engineers

75. He is a Child of God to the core, he is very humble, well respected by all

75+1 He recently organized Non stop 75 Hours Praises to celebrate his 75th birthday; we wish him long life and the presence of God.

75+2: He is fondly refer to by so many people as DADDY G.O.

You can also share facts you know about this great man of God in the comments section. All comments are highly welcome..

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Miss Oshibowale Inioluwa Celebrates 20th Birthday In Style.

A birthday is an occasion when a person or institution celebrates the anniversary of their birth . Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with gifts, cards, a party, or a rite of passage .
Miss Oshibowale Inioluwa Deborah a.k.a Cutie Debbie celebrates her 20th birthday in style. She was wished by friends and family including her friends on social media.
She felt so happy as she turns 20 on the 6th of September. Birthdays comes once in a year in which she made sure she enjoyed herself.
Though, She celebrated her birthday on low key as she took photos with friends and family; It was still a remarkable day for her.

Miss Oshibowale Inioluwa Deborah is currently a 400 level student of Business Administration at Olabisi Onabanjo University.
See photos from her birthday below:

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Good News For Biafra As UN Orders Nigeria To Divide.

Two pro-Biafra groups have appealed to the United Nations and other world leaders to divide Nigeria into six geo-political zones to solve the current crisis.

Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) stated that giving the six geo-political zones in Nigeria self rule would be the only answer to the many problems in the country.

MASSOB alongside with Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) called on the UN and other super powers to regard the lives of people that are killed on a daily basis in Nigeria arising from the insurgency in the north east and Fulani herdsmen said to be reportedly affiliated to ISIS and Boko Haram.

Chris Mocha, the spokesman, said the proposed nations comprise South East, (Biafra), South South (Niger Delta), North East, North West, South West, (Oduduwa) and North- Central.
He underlined that no amount of preaching on nationalism can change Nigeria as it is today.

Mocha added that when the proposed zones are given independence, assets of the citizens of the different countries will be protected by international laws, just as mutual agreements will guide the future relationship of the new republics.

Meanwhile, the group insisted that several of their supporters were killed last week during the Biafra anniversary at Nkpor and Onitsha.

It said: “While all the members of BIM/ MASSOB in Anambra central senatorial district including Nkpor town in Idemili North Local Government Area celebrated at Ifite Dunu, our counterparts in Anambra North including Onitsha converged at the zonal secretariat, project site at Nteje in Oyi council area of Anambra state.”

The Biafra remembrance day celebration in honour of the Biafra fallen heroes who died during the Biafra/ Nigeria civil war of 1967 to 1970 and those who died during a peaceful protest and evangelism in Anambra, Aba Abia, Rivers and Delta states, turned bloody on May 30 in Onitsha, as the military, police, members of Indigenous People of Biafra clashed, killing over 30 people and injuring several others.

Category: Politics News

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fulani Suitor Flogged To Death By Competitor In Katsina State.

A young Fulani man, has been reported dead after being flogged to death while trying to win the love of a woman in Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The deceased identified as Yari Inusa, died during a flogging game known as Sharo, which takes place between two men competing for a lady’s hand in marriage.

The game entails two male suitors flogging each other for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry the girl.

According to PUNCH, Inusa was said to have flogged his competitor, Ahmed Saidu without any incident but things went awry when Saidu took his turn to flog Inusa and hit the deceased on the head instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictates.

Inusa reportedly fainted after taking the hit to his head and subsequently died.

The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident said the deceased’s father reported the incident following which Saidu was arrested.Inusa’s corpse has been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.

Category: Top Stories

Saturday, 16 September 2017

I'm Ready To Marry Any Man As Long He Has Two Hands & Legs - Pretty Girl Begs For Husband.

A desperate pretty Nigerian lady who is tired of being single, has taken to Facebook to declare her inbox open to any man interested in marriage.

A pretty Nigerian Facebook user identified as Rachael Ugorji, has taken to the social networking platform and revealed that she is tired of being single and declare that her DM is open to any man interested in marriage.

 The desperate pretty lady said further that she is not expensive and wouldn't mind shaving off her hair as long as it pleases her suitor. She wrote;
  "Ma niggas i have been waiting for you guys to come and do the needful, my dm has been open my inbox has been open, please na i need to get married. Am not expensive at all infact i can stop using cream bikonu am tired. "I can also shave off my hair if it pleases you, just as long as you have two hands and legs..we can also live in a batcher no fear. Am waiting abeg man an man".

Category: Top Stories

Saturday, 9 September 2017

American Pastor, T.D Jakes Is An Igbo Man.

The wife of Pastor Paul Adefarasin who is the founder of House On The Rock has left many people in shock after revealing that popular American Pastor, T.D Jakes, is Igbo.Adefarasin's wife, Ifeanyi made the revelation on Facebook while presenting Jakes with a gift.

Pastor Ifeanyi said that since tracing his roots back to the Igbo land in Nigeria, it was Bishop T.D. Jakes' first time stepping on the Nigerian soil.She wrote: "Since tracing his roots back to the Igbo land in Nigeria, it was Bishop T.D. Jakes' first time stepping on the Nigerian soil, with the knowledge that this is where he truly comes from.

It was a special honour for me in particular, as a native sister, to present TD Jakes with a copy of NIGERIA, OUR HERITAGE...OUR COMMONWEALTH. Welcome home!OKEOSISI - Umunne gi na asi gi nno."

Category: Top Stories

Friday, 8 September 2017

8 Signs A Woman Wants You.

That beauty sitting next to you at the bar let you buy her a drink, laughed at your jokes and, wait, did she just brush your knee? She may be flirting—and maybe not.

Because women are raised to be polite, guys sometimes mistake friendliness for flirtation, says Bree Maresca-Kramer, M.A., relationship expert and author of It’s That Simple! For Men.

“We weren’t taught how to get out of an uncomfortable situation, so we’ll just try to be nice.”
But that can backfire when a woman really is interested.

“Often women think that they’re giving clear signals, and if the man’s not responding, they take it as a rejection,” she explains. “He’s just not aware, and they both walk away unfulfilled.

” To clear up the confusion, here are eight signs a woman wants you.

1. She’s primping
Maybe it goes back to our primal instincts to present ourselves in a way that attracts the best mate, but if she’s doing things such as smoothing her blouse, playing with her hair or adjusting her posture, she’s into you.

“Most of the time she’s not aware she’s doing these things, so if a guy notices them he’s going to be clued in,” Maresca-Kramer says. Compliment her efforts, and if you make her blush, even better.

2. Her pupils grow
“When a person is emotionally or sexually aroused, the pupil dilates and becomes up to ten times larger,” observes Jena Pincott, author of Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes: The Science Behind Love, s*x, and Attraction.

This involuntary action is a sure sign of attraction. “Interestingly, women who prefer ‘bad boys’ have a preference for guys with big pupils too,” Pincott adds.

3. Her lower body likes you
“If she’s sitting with her legs crossed and her top leg is slightly swinging, or if her foot is pointed toward him, she’s attracted,” Maresca-Kramer notes. Mimic her posture by turning your hips toward her to signal that the interest is mutual.

4. Her language style matches yours
If a woman repeats your phrases or uses words similar to yours, she’s flirting. “In one study, couples whose speaking styles were in sync more than average were nearly four times as likely to desire a second date as those that were not,” Pincott says. To increase your chance of seeing her again, repeat one of her quirky phrases later in the conversation.

5. She talks funny
When flirting, women will speak in a higher pitch, and use more “I” and less “we” in their speech, Pincott says. “Both genders convey intended flirtation by laughing more and speaking faster.

Men ask more questions when they are flirting.” In all of human history, asking more questions of a woman has never been a bad move.

6. She asks questions
“A lot of guys look at meeting women in the wrong context,” notes Christian Hudson, dating coach and founder of, a website that teaches men how to be more charismatic. “They look at a woman who is kind of responsive to them and they say, ‘Oh, she’s interested in me.’ What you really want is a woman who is very engaged”.

If she’s asking questions, she’s invested in your conversation. Answer her slowly and vaguely to build intrigue.

7. She thinks deeply
Hudson encourages his clients to use this test when trying to determine whether the lady they’ve met is “feeling the same temperature that you are”.

Ask an open-ended question such as “If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be and why?” about 10 minutes into the conversation. “The depth of her answer is going to be a good gauge of how into you she is.”

8. She’s into your touch
When all else fails, rely on subtle touching. Try “accidentally” touching the back of her hand with your hand, or let your foot brush up against her foot. “If she allows it, that’s a good sign she’s feeling your physical presence and she’s enjoying it”,  Hudson says.

Note: This is not an invitation to lunge for her br**sts…yet. Be subtle, man. Subtle.

Category: Lifestyle News

3 Things You Should Never Say To Your Woman.

What makes a relationship great is not perfection, or an endless bliss, it is being with someone you accept with all their issues, baggages and the special benefits that comes with a relationship; you enjoy all the good moments and find a way to deal with difficult situation.

You will accept your partner the way he/she is, never compare him/her to someone else and always wish every one could be like them and when there are difficulties in your relationship, you will know the best way to handle it and never talk down on you partner.“As a man you need to know that there are better ways to talk to your woman, better ways to express your desires”.

Below are 3 things you should never tell your woman:

It’s either me or XYZ: “A man who knows his place and recognises his importance would never have to make you pick between himself and your job, or your friends and at the same time, a wise woman would never push her man to the position where this will be his last resort”.

My ex did this differently: “Even if there’s something about your ex that you absolutely love, a particular way she did something that impressed you all the time, you can’t afford to express this to your new girl as you will be putting her in direct comparison with your ex, and letting her know that she came up short and no woman likes that, she won’t take that lightly with you so it is better to pass that message across more subtly and more codedly than this”.

Be more like XYZ: “If you love her, your criticisms are constructive and they will be about her, not about others because when you love a woman, you will wish everyone else were more like her”.

Category: Lifestyle News

I Wish I Never Lost My Virginity- Rihanna Talks About Her Sex Life.

Rihanna while been featured on ELLE magazine has opens up about losing her virginity, wishes she can go back in time, to the day she lost her virginity, and change things.

The BBHMM singer, yesterday, launched the new collection of her Fenty makeup at the New York Fashion Week and on same day, revealed her latest feature for ELLE where she spoke with the magician David Copperfield.

When the magician asked her where she would want to go to if he made her disappear and reappear anywhere in the world, Rihanna said,“Ten minutes before I lost my virginity…and I’m holding you to that offer. LOL.”’
I thought she has never talked about her first s*x, the singer who is fondly called Bad Gal Riri, often spoke about her experiences with the opposite s*x, and kinky things she likes to experience during s*x.

“My first kiss was in high school, and it was the worst thing ever,” she had told Rolling Stone.“He pretty much dumped his entire saliva glands into my mouth. It traumatized me. I didn’t kiss for, like, ever.

”I like to be spanked,” she continued.“Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned—you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs….I’d rather have him use his hands.

”Also, in her previous interview with Vanity Fair, she talked about what casual s*x feels like.“I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing,” she said.

“But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like s–t.”When you love somebody, that’s different,” she continued.

“Even if you don’t love them per se, when you care enough about somebody and you know that they care about you, then you know they don’t disrespect you. And it’s about my own respect for myself

A hundred percent.”Now she wishes to return to the day she first had s*x and never give up her virginity.

Category: Celebrity Gists

Monday, 4 September 2017

Nnamdi Kanu Explains The Factors Delaying Biafra Nation.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), in a recent interview said that he will be in Abuja on the 17th of October saying: "I am taking IPOB to Abuja on the 17th of next month for my court case".

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
In the interview Kanu spoke on what is delaying Biafra saying, "what is delaying Biafra is that the people (Igbo) have not turned away totally from worshipping idols".

I will be going to Arochuwku to build a temple there and we’ll worship God how it used to be.
There was a time God loved us, we used to obey Him by going to Arochukwu to offer Him sacrifice.

We started suffering as soon as Arochukwu failed, because the people dabbled into idolatry
The Igbo should turn away from idolatry and face God and Him alone, that’s the message he said I should give my people.’

He also said that the person ruling Nigeria currently was hired a look-alike to stand in for the presidentis Muhammadu Buhari.
“The man you are looking at on the television is not Buhari, he is from Sudan. After extensive plastic surgery they brought him back.

The person was taught Buhari’s mannerisms and he came back deceiving all of you. I can stand and prove who I am but Buhari cannot do the same thing. He cannot deceive Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB,”
On his re-arrest Kanu said: ‘President Muhammadu Buhari was the one who broke the laws, he disobeyed the direct court order to release me unconditionally, not once, but twice.

Honourable Shuaibu of Wuse Magistrate Court granted me bail, Buhari did not release me. Hon Justice Ademola granted me unconditional bail, Buhari and his cousin, Lawal Daura refused to honour that court order.

They are the ones who should be detained for flagrant disobedience to court orders. I want the northern Arewa irredentists to call for the arrest of Buhari and Daura for flouting court order after court order, asking for my release.

Before now, Nnamdi Kanu is Igbo, he is a Biafran and can be arrested and nothing will happen but that would not be anymore, it would no longer happen.

The worst mistake Buhari ever made was to arrest me. I will break the zoo into pieces. I am taking IPOB to Abuja on the 17th of next month for my court case.

There will be 2 million people in Abuja. We take the battle to our enemies. You are under oath and by virtue of that oath you are under direct order from me, any day you hear I have been arrested, to burn down Nigeria to the ground.”

He also said: There is a superior force fighting for the Igbo in heaven, Chukuokike Abiama, the Almighty God in heaven is fighting.
‘This is His battle, it is not Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB’s battle. God is fighting His battle for us. Have you ever heard of earthquake in Nigeria? It happened in 2016 in the North when I was arrested; have you heard of locusts swarming everywhere and damaging crops before?

Comparing Buhari and Jonathan Kanu said: ‘Now, it is clearly demonstrated beyond every reasonable doubt that when former President Goodluck was in office, I went hard after him.
It was said that I was being sponsored by APC. APC came in, I went after Buhari, but Jonathan was very sensible not minding where we have disagreement, he was very sensible, he ignored me.

You create room for people with diverse views and opinions and ideas. It’s better they are talking than fighting, that’s why you have parliament, people don’t know that.

Kanu further said that if he was looking for money, he would have settled with the Buhari government.
‘What am I doing with money? If I were looking for money, I would have settled with the Buhari government.

I don’t need money, the only thing I need is Biafra… People give me stuff, the cars I use, people gave them to me.

I don’t buy anything, so, what do I need money for? I don’t need to buy anything, the furniture in my house, people built them for me.
I am serving my people everyday and today we have honour and prestige because of IPOB.

Biafra is coming and that we must remain very strong and resolute. The only thing He requires of us is to worship Him, that’s all He wants us to do and not to worship idol and Biafra will come and the world will see and will testify it.’

Category: Politics News

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Game of Thrones: Cast Shares The Most Difficult Scenes To Shoot.

Westeros is a dangerous place; not only have you gotta avoid Cersei's wrath, Greyscale epidemics, Red Weddings and Dany's dragons, but you're also acutely aware of the fast approaching winter and an army of the dead heading your way. And the whole spectacle sounds just as difficult to shoot according to the Game of Thrones cast.

We recently heard from Rory McCann, a.k.a. the Hound about some of the brutal conditions that left him injured during Season 7, but Elle has gone on to ask other cast members about the moments they found the most challenging over the last seven years. From temporary blindness to mental torture, here are the moments the
GameofThrones cast found the toughest to film.

•Euron's Moment With The Drowned God
For Pilou Asbæk who plays Euron Greyjoy, the moment he found most challenging was filming the drowning at the Kingsmoot from Season 6. In the scene, Euron is drowned to prove his legitimacy to rule the Iron Islands and be blessed by the Drowned God.
Drowning after the kingsmoot, over and over. The kingsmoot is in the books for a whole chapter, but that’s not possible to do on a TV show with so many beautiful characters that we need to follow. So it’s a little bit different."

He explains that the scene took more than a day to shoot, and the whole time he was being held underwater in chilly Irish seas:

"The funny thing about that scene, I did that in September, and the drowning and resurrection took one or two days to shoot. When you’re underwater, and there’s a guy pushing you down, and it’s very, very cold, it’s one of those challenges that you have to accept as an actor: This is what it is. This is what we’re going to do."

•Tormund Vs. The Wights
For Kristofer Hivju, the toughest scenes involved filming the onslaught of the wights. Tormund Giantsbane has cut down a fair few of the undead over the seasons, especially during Season 5's Massacre at Hardhome and Season 7's expedition beyond the wall.

"When you fight people, that has some kind of logic. But when you have to fight wights, they just keep coming. There's no end to it. There's just trying to survive. That gives you a desperate feeling."

Hivju says that the stunt coordinator created a system to attack the wights in a safe but realistic way, which was just as relentless as it looked on screen:

"What we did—because we couldn't choreograph every single kill—so Rowley [Irlam], the stunt coordinator, made up an alphabet for every one of us. We had seven movements we could play with. The stuntmen knew the language as well, so we just went for it. In the beginning, it was tough, but in the end it became a kind of horrible dance. It was extremely exhausting: They just kept coming, kept coming, kept coming. That was some great cardio training."

•Arya's Blindness
Maisie Williams has had to do several insane things in the name of Game of Thrones , but ultimately her most difficult scenes to film were during Season 6 when she was wearing those white contact lenses after the Many-Faced God makes her blind as punishment. Fortunately, they looked great!

"The contact lenses when Arya goes blind were really uncomfortable. But they looked incredible! They looked great on camera."

•Meryn Trant's Well-Deserved Demise
It wasn't just Arya who had issues with blindness while shooting Game of Thrones . During Season 5, Meryn Trant (played by Ian Beattie) met his end with a dagger to the eye and a cut to the throat.

"My death scene, which was shot over a few days. It was just me and Maisie [Williams], and my overriding memory was of darkness, because we started very early in the morning, and then I got prosthetics on both eyes, about 9 o’clock onward in the morning."

Trant is the first name on Arya's list, after she assumes he was the one to kill Syrio Forel. After learning Trant's preference for very young girls, she disguises herself to be alone with him in a Braavos brothel, stabbing him in the eyes and several times in the chest. For Beattie, the lack of sight helped him with the realism of the moment:

"I was completely blind. And I was blind until we finished at 9 o’clock that night. So it was in many ways quite a surreal day. It was very technical, but Maisie and I had worked it out in the rehearsals, and we were ready. And not being able to see helped with the vulnerability of the character in that moment."

•Daario Wanted a New Outfit
The costume design on Game of Thrones is insane, but those outfits don't look like the most comfortable things in the world to wear under the beating Croatian sun. Michiel Huisman struggled with the heavy armor he had to wear while shooting in the height of summer:

"On Game of Thrones, one of the challenges has been wearing these beautiful, but really hot and heavy costumes. Especially if you’re shooting in August. I often throw just cubes of ice in the back of my costume, because I can’t just take it off. It takes longer to take it off than it takes to put it on."

Sadly, his suggestion of easy-release velcro hasn't been taken on board.
Maybe he can ask IKEA.

"I’ve been begging them to use Velcro. Velcro, please! Thank you very much. But Game of Thrones wouldn’t be Game of Thrones if they didn’t go all the way. They want to use real stuff. No Velcro."

•Jorah In Daznak's Pit
The show goes whole nine yards with its fight scenes, and what takes up only a few minutes of screen time takes days, and perhaps even weeks, to shoot. For Iain Glen, Season 5's battle in Daznak's Pit where he faced off against multiple foes to try and regain Daenerys' favor was the hardest to film:

"Doing the gladiatorial fight in Spain, where Jorah had to take on all these various fighters in front of all these people, that was two weeks of very intense work, guided by our wonderful director David Nutter. But it took a great deal of preparation, and you’re really at the mercy of how a director is going to shoot it, to see if he’s going to leave you dead on the floor, or if he’s going to find a way to shoot it multi-camera, so you don’t have to do it all the time, from beginning to end."

However, the whole experience was an enjoying (if not challenging) one. He explained that sometimes accidents happen, but overall the scene turned out well:

"In the end, I really enjoyed that. I’ve always enjoyed stage fighting. But at the time, and running up to it, I was pretty fearful, thinking, I just hope I can do this. When it’s that extensive of a fight—I was fighting various people with different weapons—things can happen. Accidents can happen. But we were blessed, and it all went well. I was very happy with the way it all turned out."


•Theon's Mental Torture

Poor Theon. His storyline ever since he was captured by Ramsay has been a dismal sight to witness. Much of Season 3 and 4 was spent having parts of him removed, violently tortured and humiliated. To prepare, Alfie Allen dug deep and watched movies to take him to a dark place:

"My prep for the torture scenes is all in the mind. Mental. Mental stuff going on in my head. So my preparation has more to do with what's going on in there. And I just watch stuff, like Reservoir Dogs, I watched that quite a bit. I thought Kirk Baltz was underrated."

He tried to imagine the most painful things he could to portray the agony his character was going through:

His ear...and pain—my job as an actor is to convey emotions that I experience in my own life and make that relevant to other people, and that pain is something you need to experience yourself, you know? So I just thought of the most painful things I could think of, and tried to exaggerate it, but it was hard. Really hard."

It's clear that Game of Thrones is a gruelling show to film, with the harsh conditions, heavy costumes and intense fight scenes. Having said that, when you think about the amount of moola the cast get paid per episode, it's hard to feel too sorry for them.

Who do you think had the toughest time on set? Let us know in the comments!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Ojude Oba Festival: Things You Need To Know

Ojude Oba is a Yoruba festival held in Ijebu Ode, a metropolis in Ogun state , Southwestern Nigeria . it's miles held annually the 0.33 day after Eid al-Kabir.The festival commenced over 100 years ago. nowadays, the pageant is commonly attended through over 250000 humans throughout the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria .The festival is regularly subsidized by the incumbent Awujale, the human beings of Ijebu-Ode, individuals and corporate corporations.

During Sallah or Eid al-Adha, it is one festival that everyone looks forward to in South West, Nigeria. It’s the Ojude-Oba festival.

The festival is a gathering of indigenes of Ijebuland who gather at the Awujale palace to pay homage to the Royal Majesty, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona. It is a very colourful parade and it is celebrated with extreme pomp and pageantry. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, takes you on a ride to the festival as the 2017 edition beckons!

Origin of the festival
Long before the Ojude-Oba festival became an all-encompassing gig, it was a small gathering of adherents and followers of the Islamic religion.

The festival came into existence over 100 years ago when the earliest Muslim converts in Ijebu-ode paid homage to the Awujale of Ijebuland to thank him for granting them the freedom to practice their religion.

Today, however, the festival has transcended religious lines and now attracts people of all faiths as well as tourists from within and outside Nigeria.

Where Does It Take Place
The festival is held in the town of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State, South West, Nigeria.

When Does It Take Place
The festival is celebrated on the 3rd day of Eid al-Adha. That means the 2017 festival will be held on Sunday, 3rd, 2017.

How To Get There
Ijebu-Ode has been made very popular by the Ojude-Oba festival. Hence, it is not really difficult getting to Ijebu-Ode. From Lagos, locate a major bus park, preferably Oshodi, board a bus en route Ijebu-Ode. The bus fare is between N1,500 and N2,000. If you want to drive, make sure you are familiar with the route or you get someone that does.

Key highlights
•Parade by different age grades (Regberegbes)

There are three different age-grade that show off their colourful attires to the Awujale. There are different regberegbes from both the male and female sides. Both genders belonging to different age-grades will attempt to outwit each other employing different tactics to be declared the best. The winners are awarded cash prizes.


There are different horse riding families led by the Balogun. The Balogun is the descendants of Ijebu war heroes who executed wars. Some of the horse-riding families include Balogun Odunuga, Balogun Bello Odueyungbo Kuku, Balogun Agboola Alausa, Balogun Alatishe, Balogun Otubu, Balogun Adesoye, Balogun Odejayi, Balogun Adesoye Onasanya, Balogun Towobola, Balogun Aregbesola and Balogun Ajibike Odedina. Their entry is announced by intermittent gunshots which send almost everyone into a frenzy!

Tips for surviving the Ojude-Oba festival
•Arrive as early as possible to the festival
If you can, take public transport to Ijebu-Ode. In addition, have a pouch where you keep all your gadgets. Better still book a hotel close to where the festival will be held.

•Leave your kids at home. Importantly, ensure that you stay together because it may be difficult to locate anyone who strays.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tasha Cobbs Speaks On Criticism Of Collaboration With Nicki Minaj.

There’s no denying rap artists’ connection to God and spirituality, just take a look at Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and No Malice. When an artist from the hip-hop sector links with a Gospel singer, two worlds of presumably shared fans finally mesh into one.

However, the backlash might rear its head from time to time, like Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s current situation.
Earlier this month, the famed vocalist released a collaborative track with Nicki Minaj titled, “I’m Getting Ready.” The uptempo melody, which is featured on Leonard’s

Heart.Passion.Pursuit album boasts lyrics of affirmation and unwavering faith, but for some fans of Gospel and Leonard, they couldn’t agree with Minaj’s appearance.

“I’ve seen the Nicki that is off the stage and that Nicki has a great relationship with God. My assignment with this song was for a particular audience,” Leonard said to Essence . “Some [of the listeners] have never experienced God ever and she exposed that audience in her way, to the God that she loves.”
Leonard added that this partnership also served as a healing process for those she’s come into contact with.

“The testimonies that have come because of this – I would absolutely do it again. I’ve had thousands of people say to me, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever bought a gospel album. This is the first time I’ve ever felt God. I didn’t believe in God until I heard this song.'”

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Game Of Thrones Season 8: What To Expect From The Final Season.

Season 7 of Game of Thrones has officially come to an end, and since we have so, so many questions after that bonkers finale, let the wild speculation about Season 8 begin.

The fan theories and Reddit threads will surely spiral out of control between now and next season (which could be almost two years away, fun fact), but there are a few plot points that seem very likely, if not downright inevitable.

1. The Night King will be defeated.

Duh, right? Yeah, there are fans who would love to see the Night King sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of it all, but that won't happen. GOT's ending will almost certainly be bittersweet, but the "sweet" part will involve the Night King's defeat. Guaranteed.

2. But it will cost us at least one more dragon, maybe two.

Don't forget the bitter part though—the Night King has an ice dragon now, and the only way to fight blue magic fire is with lots of red magic fire. The remaining dragons are going to play a huge role in the war to come, and the likelihood of them both surviving is starting to seem slim.

3. And it might cost us Dany or Jon, too.

When it comes to defeating the Night King, responsibility will fall squarely on the shoulders of the Prince (or Princess) That Was Promised. When
Azor Ahai forged Lightbringer and defeated the army of the dead the first time around, he had to kill the love of his life to pull it off. Since Jon and Dany seem to be embracing their ahem, "love," for each other, we should all start preparing now for the possibility that one of them has to be sacrificed in order for the other to save the day.

4. Jon and Dany will be okay with the whole incest thing.

They'll struggle with it at first, but incest isn't a deal-breaker in the Game of Thrones world. What's more likely to come between them is the fact that Jon is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. He probably won't even want it, if history has taught us anything, but it's still going to be awkward.

5. They will also procreate.
Too much was made of Daenerys' infertility for them to NOT make a baby. In fact, it's possible that the baby could bring them back together after a brief incest-related split.

6. Jaime will kill Cersei.
According to Maggy the Frog's prophecy, Cersei will be killed by her little brother. She probably assumed that means Tyrion, but pretty much everyone's money is on Jaime doing the deed.

7. This will happen either before she gives birth, or after she miscarries.

Maggy the Frog also prophesied that Cersei would have three children, who would all die before her. Unless the entire Maggy the Frog scene was functionally worthless, Cersei will not have this baby.

8. Theon will die saving Yara.

Does anyone care about Theon Greyjoy's redemption arc? Nope? Well too bad, because Game of Thrones is determined to make Theon a thing. He's on a mission to save Yara and, in order to complete his redemption narrative, he'll probably die doing so.

9. Several of your other faves will meet their maker.

Anyone whose last name isn't Stark or Targaryen is super, super vulnerable at this point. Or maybe not, since Thrones
doesn't actually kill anyone off anymore. But if producers get their nerve back and start taking characters out, anyone is fair game.

Particularly vulnerable characters include all of the charming side characters you love most: like Tormund, Brienne, Bronn, The Hound, Varys, Melisandre, Missandei, Grey Worm, Sam, Ser Jorah, etc., etc.