LASG unveils ‘Kampus Stars’ TV reality show
The Lagos State Government on Friday unveiled a television reality show tagged ‘Kampus Stars’ to address youth restiveness and make the state a hub of talented youths.
Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, during the unveiling ceremony in Alausa, Ikeja, said the project would help discover talented and creative minds in various higher institutions of learning.
She said the project was a reality show with a difference that would help Nigerian youths channel their energy into positive use.
Akinbile-Yusuf said the show was organised in conjunction with Content Warehouse Ltd.
“With the unveiling of Lagos Kampus Stars, we will be celebrating the versatility of the various higher institutions in Lagos State and the abundance of creativity and talents in our youths.
“We are using this programme to further build on the inherent creativity of the people of Lagos and establish the state as a vibrant and innovative tourism destination that diversifies the economy, creates jobs across multiple tourism segments and offers the world access to the ingenuity and hospitality of the residents,” she said.
Akinbile-Yusuf said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as a lover of youths, gives premium attention to youth related initiatives, especially through capacity development exemplified by the event.
She said that the governor was working out modalities on creating a sustainable development and growth for the youths not only in tourism, entertainment, arts and culture, but also in educational empowerment and skills acquisition.
Akinbile-Yusuf said the aim was to transform youth restiveness into productive venture adding that the youths accounted for over 65 per cent of the nation’s population.
“As we all know, the youths are the strength and vigour of a society.
“We believe that youths are not only the future of tomorrow in Lagos State and must be carried along in our developmental plans to achieve the needed balance in our society.
“In addition to the fun among the participants, the programme will further endear our youths to using their immeasurable intelligence and creativity into initiating a better life, which is part of the dream and vision of our governor,” Akinbile-Yusuf said.
Earlier, a renowned movie producer, Tade Ogidan, Head, Technical Crew for the project, explained the modalities for the entire reality show.
Ogidan said participants would be picked from different tertiary institutions within the state and after series of auditioning, 18 finalists would be selected and accommodated for eight weeks.
The participants would visit eight Lagos State ministries to be educated on the operations of each ministry after which each of them would compose a music based on what they learnt in any of the ministries, guided by renowned choreographers and musicians.
He said the participant with the best music would emerge the overall winner and rewarded with a brand-new car and a cash prize of N10 million.
“We will have Gov. Sanwo-Olu as the lead judge along with other specialists in that area.
“Within the eight weeks this is meant to run, the beauty of Lagos State would have been exposed to the world and gradually the state would be creating a future hub of talents,” Ogidan said.
Mr Solomon Bonu, Special Adviser to the governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the event would be an opportunity for the participating youths to be the next Davido.
Portable In Police Net After 72-Hour Ultimatum
The police in Ogun State have arrested singer, Habeeb Okikiola, commonly called Portable after a 72-hour ultimatum given to him to honour police invitation.
In viral videos on Tuesday, the musician was seen raining curses on and rough-handling some policemen deployed to the recreational centre he owns in Ogun State.
Portable’s actions have since been condemned by the police authorities with the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, saying the artist exhibited irrational behaviour and hurled insults at police officers carrying out their legal duty.
However, after the expiration of the ultimatum for the singer to honour the invitation, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that Portable has been arrested.
He told Journalists on Friday that the musician is at the State Headquarters of the police in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The PPRO said as soon as the investigation is concluded, the artiste will be charged in court.
Gospel artist Moses Bliss unveils record label, signs four Artistes
Fast rising gospel artist Moses Bliss on Sunday unveiled his record label – Spotlite Records. He also signed four new artists to the new label.
The new singers are: Chizie, Festizie, Doris Joseph and Grace Lokwa of the Kumama fame from the Republic of Congo. Bliss is known for hit singles like “Too faithful,” “daddy wey dey pamper” and the recent top charting single “Miracle no Dey tire Jesus.”
Speaking during a press conference on Sunday, the gospel artist said: “The vision of this label is to saturate the earth with the word of God through music. We are positioned to see the name of Jesus lifted up in every place and his kingdom established here on earth.
“We understand music is a language that cuts across ages, people and places and we are riding on this core mantra to create contents that will edify, entertain and educate.”
The press conference had in attendance other executives of the label, Tunde Praise and Evidence Samuel.
According to Tunde, “if you think you have heard enough good music, wait for more as the new signed creatives are set to churn out sounds that will blow your mind.”
Married Women Send Me Messages On Social Media – Don Jazzy
Music producer and record label boss, Micheal Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has revealed how he gets messages from married women on social media.
The Mavins boss disclosed this during a podcast show called “The honest bunch”, hosted by on-air personality Nedu and a few others.
During the show titled “Marriage: A poverty Alleviation Scheme”, Don Jazzy asserted that many Nigerian women reach out to him directly.
”I just feel a lot of people are just deceiving themselves, especially in this Lagos. Married women and men, they are all just lying to themselves. You know how many places that I have seen married women?… They are in my DM.”
He also explained why he thinks marriage has been made out to be a poverty alleviation scheme, which he believes isn’t right.
The Mavins boss also spoke on the kind of woman he wants, saying he needed a kind woman, understanding, and not a troublemaker.
Don Jazzy hasn’t been linked to any woman since he rose to prominence in the early 20s.
In 2021, he revealed his previous relationship to the world after several controversies had hit the air.
Jazzy posted his wedding pictures on Instagram and said he was married to Michelle Jackson, a UK-based Nigerian model but the marriage crashed because he made music his priority.
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