The Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, his nephew and singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido and legendary African drummer, Chief Tajudeen Amoo-Adeleke, are among Africans and Americans to be honoured at the Afro Award 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
This was contained in a statement issued by Founder and Executive Producer of Afro Awards, Mr. Taiwo Oduala,.
Also to be honoured is the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Maada, Founder and CEO of Pan-African Film Festival, Ayuko Babu and renowned Nigerian journalist, Seye Kehinde.
He said the awardees as are among Africans and Americans, who distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.
The event is billed to broadcast live on Sunday, November 6 at Regal La Live 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, USA.
“The main focus of the award is to support people who have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence in various fields, ” he said.
According to him, since inception, the Afro Awards has hosted and honored over 5,000 individuals at the core front of humanitarianism and philanthropy in American and African communities.
Oduala, who is also a film director gave names of some of the 2022 honorees to include; Curtis Young (Son of Dr Dre), Masika Kalysha (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop; We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop),
Others are Tina Weisinger (Founder of HAP Awards), Hubert Nakitare (Hip Hop Artist and Activist), Lea Cher Pump (Owner of The LadyLike Foundation), His Royal Majesty Oba Yisa Olaniyan (Humanitarian and Founder of AHBEAH Awards)
Also to be honoured are Rochel Pamphile (CEO of Rocky R&P Entertainment), Dr. Lance McCarthy (Business Consultant and Humanitarian), Fatimoh Muhammed (Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Afro Nation (World Biggest Afrobeats; Humanitarian), Sam Anwuzia (Founder of ZAFAA Awards; CEO Nollywood Entertainment; Humanitarian).
Others are Ade James (African Legendary Photographer; Humanitarian), Yinka Rythym (Musician; Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Charmaine Blake (Owner of Charmaine PR Firm), Kandias Conda (Owner of Celebrity Brand) and Madam Lara Okunnubi (Philanthropist/Humanitarian).
The director explained that the red carpet arrivals start by 5:00pm with the main event at 7:00pm and an after party at 10:00pm.
He said the host for this year’s event is VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Star, Masika Kalysha.
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Udeogu Chinedu Paul is a profound DJ whose fame has been confirmed In the whole of the Eastern hemisphere of Nigerian.
Dj storm as he is fondly called was born on the 1st of April, 1998 and attended Saint Paul primary school and later attended Ikwodiaku Primary school, Awka before later proceeding to Bishop Chrowther Seminary, Awka.
Asides being in the game for at least 5 years, he has also carved a lifetime niche for himself that will be very hard for any other DJ to compete with. Little wonder why he charges nothing less than three hundred thousand naira (300k) per show. This charge may be huge but then he has many requests because he delivers massively at every show.
So far so good, any show DJ storm attends has been confirmed to turn to carnival as attendees would not want to leave with the way he would light up the show.
DJ storm speaking with newsmen confirmed it that in the nearest future, he would love to be in the same caucus with the likes of international DJs like DJ Khalid, DJ Kaskade, DJ Steve Aoki and so on.
He also went ahead to list the artistes he would love to work with in the nearest future, he mentioned the likes of American musicians like Drake, Jay z, Rihana and so on and most especially Nigerian artistes like 2face, phyno, Olamide, Kiss Daniel, Wizkid and Davido.
He concluded by saying he is not limiting himself to Nigeria entertainment industry alone, his prayer is to be an international Dj whose impact would be felt all over the world. He also plans to have an institution where young and upcoming DJs would have a platform to showcase their talents to the world and also benefit immensely from.
My daughter was bullied in school because of me – Davido
Afrobeats singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has spoken out about how being famous has had a negative impact on those close to him, particularly his children, nieces, and nephews.
He made this known while featuring as a guest in a recent episode on ABtalks podcast.
According to the singer, fame comes with its good and bad side, adding that he has been a recipient of both outcomes.
The OBO crooner said that his family also gets to be affected by his fame, recounting an experience where his nephew and nieces had to switch schools because of the treatment they got on account of them being related to him.
The singer added that his own daughter was once bullied in school for being his daughter.
“I would lie to you if I say I don’t like fame. I mean it has its good and bad parts. I get anything I want with this face and with this smile but it gets stressful too cos it affects the private aspect of my life and my family.
“Like my dad will just send me something on the blog, like ‘what’s this?’, and I am like, ‘it’s a lie, don’t worry about that.’
“And even things I do affect my family. Anything I do as Davido will affect my family just like my sister had to move her kids out of some school because everyone knew this is Davido’s nephew and niece and it was weird because of how people treated them, so now they are in different schools, and when they know they are related to me, it is always crazy.
“My daughter was even getting bullied in school cos she was my daughter….so fame has good sides but also bad sides.”
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The video, which was shared on his Instagram page has sparked speculation about Ninalowo’s role in the highly anticipated sequel.
In the short clip, Bolanle Ninalowo can be seen on the film set, surrounded by crew members and other cast members.
While the details of his character and the plot of “Extraction Part 2” remain undisclosed, the actor’s presence has created excitement among fans who are eager to see him in action.
Ninalowo, known for his charismatic on-screen performances, has been steadily making a name for himself in the Nigerian film industry.
With numerous successful projects under his belt, his involvement in a high-profile international production like “Extraction Part 2” is seen as a significant milestone in his career.
The “Extraction” franchise, which debuted on Netflix in 2020, gained immense popularity worldwide, thanks to its thrilling action sequences and compelling storyline.
The news of a sequel has been eagerly awaited by fans, and Ninalowo’s participation has added another layer of anticipation.
As fans eagerly await further updates on “Extraction Part 2” and Ninalowo’s role in the film, his on-set video has generated buzz and speculation on social media.
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