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NdaniTV Releases 5th Season of Real Talk Show! (Photo/Video) – Naijanewsdirect

  NdaniTV has released new photos and a teaser video from the 5th season of its Talk show, Real Talk. The production company has also unveiled the multi-talented, Bisola Aiyeola, as the host for this season and if the teaser video is anything to go by, we are in for an exciting season! About Real Talk Real Talk first launched on the NdaniTV YouTube channel in 2016 and has had a number of popular hosts including Nicole Asinugo and Cornelia O’Dwyer. The talk show brings celebrities together to speak on societal issues and a lot more. The new season is set to launch on YouTube on the 20th of January 2022. About NdaniTV NdaniTV is Africa’s premiere platform for original web series and is home to some of the most popular series including Gidi Up, Rumour Has It, Skinny Girl in Transit, Officer Titus and more. With over 441,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 109 million minutes in watch time, the channel is one of the fastest growing platforms for original content out of Nigeria and made for Africans. NdaniTV content remains free to view on YouTube and is powered by GTCO PLC. Below is the link:  

Ebuka Releases Requirements For Season 7 of Big Brother Naija Contest – Naijanewsdirect

  As we all know that Big Brother Naija is a platform that showcases a lot of talented youths to the limelight, many have participated and can testify that Big Brother brought them to where they are. Knowing fully well that Big Brother is in seasons editions, Ebuka, who is the host of the show has released requirements for Big Brother Naija season 7 contest According to a post he shared on his verified Facebook page, he announced the requirements for this season 7 below; 1 The participant must be a citizen of Nigeria and non-Nigerian citizens cannot participate in the show for now 2 The age limit for one to participate must be between the age of 21 or reach that age before June 2022 3 The person must have a valid limit of identification (Passport) 4 He or she must be emotionally and mentally stable to handle the heat of the show for 90 days without any contact outside the world 5 The participant must be educated with a minimum of o level qualification i.e WAEC, GCE, and NECO. It's not compulsory to have a higher degree before one can participate He also noted that any employee, staff, director, sponsor, agent, or those also assigned for special duties in respective of their licenses, parents, subsidiary companies won't be allowed to participate in the Big Brother Naija contest.

Burna Boy Electrifies FirstBank DecemberIssaVybe Campaign With Sterling Performance – Naijanewsdirect

    Written by Gbenga Bada and Sampson Unamka  Grammy award winner Burna Boy electrified fans at the FirstBank Decemberissavybe campaign with a sterling performance at the ‘Burna Boy The Live Experience’. The 30-year-old singer expressed how delighted he was to have relocated back to Nigeria at the concert. The self-claimed ‘African Giant’ performed a catalog of his songs from 2012 to 2021 at the Eko Convention Center Lagos which was filled to the brim with fans. FirstBank – through its yearly DecemberIssaVybe campaign – unveiled the 2021 calendar of events earlier in December as it reiterates its impact on the arts and entertainment industry. The campaign which started in 2018 has been making waves across the cities in the country and Nigerians. Speaking on Burna Boy’s concert as one of the events lined up for campaign, the Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, FirstBank, Ms Folake Ani-Mumuney said: “We are delighted to be back with DecemberIssaVybe”. “Burna Boy’s concert further shows that the 2021 edition is enriched with loads of impactful and celebratory activities as we witness the year-end. “As a bank woven into the fabric of society, we have ensured that the events are spread across the country and there is an event for everyone, irrespective of age. “We remain committed through resourceful partnerships to nation building; empowering all including the youth to achieve their dreams as these events promote the continued growth of the entertainment industry, unarguably an economic game-changer in the global business landscape, especially a country like ours that is blessed with talents and amazing creative minds,’’ she concluded. Here are some of the highlights from his performance: Returning to Nigeria was my best decision Amid his performance, the Burna Boy proudly told fans that the best decision he has ever made was returning to Nigeria. “Coming back home is the best decision I’ve made.”

Why ‘Club InVogue’ Remain The Best in Town, Says Chris Erondu As He Opens Owerri Branch – Naijanewsdirect

The coming of Coronavirus pandemic a.k.a. Covid-19 which adversely affected the economy around the world, of course, did not spare businesses especially entertainment business like nightclubbing. The most affected is Lagos, Nigeria, known for harbouring high class club houses and favourites of VIP fun seekers. Although, most businesses have returned to their normal activities, it is not until recent when restrictions placed by governments on entertainment centres were lifted that most club houses started running skeletal services. Club In-Vogue and Lounge owned by an expert in nightclubbing business, Chris Erondu, is one of those affected in this regard. Formerly known as ‘Page’, Club In-Vogue and Lounge located in an exclusive vicinity of Opebi, Ikeja, has continued to experience huge patronage and turn-ups regularly by night crawlers who seek the best atmosphere to unwind, especially on the mainland. The clubhouse has retained its top position among its competitors boasting of the best environment, three classy dance floors, a big bar and exquisite dining. According to Erondu, “Club In-Vogue has continued to wax stronger because we don’t only plan for today, we always plan ahead. Bringing newness to your brand at every point is what can edge you ahead of your competitors and this is what we have been doing even before the name was changed from Page to Club In-Vogue.” Speaking on the Covid-19 effect on the business, Erondu stated that, “we practically shut down the business for one year. We are law abiding and a business that obeys the rules of where we operate. Hence, we followed Lagos State Government’s dictates; even now, we observe all Covid-19 protocols and try as much as possible to control the influx of guests into the club, especially on weekends.” Mr Erondu also disclosed that, “things were slowed down at some point here because we were setting up a branch

Multi Award Winning Gospel Artist Sophy-Yah Releases Single to Celebrate Birthday – Naijanewsdirect

  UK based Multi award winning beautiful songstress, exquisite songwriter, praise and worship leader, Sophy-yah will release a brand new song titled "Been so Good” to celebrate her birthday on the 26th of December 2021. Sophy-yah is regarded by many in the entertainment world as an energetic performing artiste that carries so much grace in her ministration. This is evidenced in her previous effort available everywhere online and free to download. Her new single "Been So Good " is a melodious deep-felt worship song that is sure to make her audience and fans lift up their hands in praises to God . It serves as a follow-up to her 2020 hit single "Stop the Hurt”. The new Inspirational track has gained worldwide attention and generated new fans, with some calling it one of the best new tracks from a female artist of 2021. When asked about the song, Sophy-Yah said she has been through so much in recent times, but she is still standing and she will like to let everyone know that God is good Irrespective of what you have been through or going through. The song is certain to put anyone who hears it in a deep state of thankfulness, with a clear awareness of God's love, care, and victory. Recently Sophy-Yah was made the UK National Director for Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant by the CEO and Founder Dr Sola Fawehinmi. Music will be available on all digital downloads, stream and share. Happy Birthday to you Sophy-Yah Connect With Her Website: Twitter: sophy_yah Facebook: Sophy-yah Instagram: sophy_yah Clubhouse: Queen Sophy-Yah  

Lagos Thrills at National Theatre, Promises Bigger Platform for Live bands – Naijanewsdirect

  On the 17th of December through 18th of December , 2021 one of Nigeria's biggest cultural monumental platforms known for festival activities, National Theatre hosted over 40 Livebands to a scintillating 12 hours back to back musical contest turned Jamboree. The event was packaged by Evergreen Musical Company Ltd , Africa's largest custodian, producers and promoters of indigenous musical repertoire in collaboration with National Theatre and Endorsed by Lagos State Government. Different upcoming musicians were seen trooping in with their bands to the National Theatre complex all clauded in colourful attires. Veteran Musicians, Media Houses TV, Online and Print, were also seen with big branded buses. At exactly 5pm an hour to the start of the event judges were already seated , the MC Mr Shaibu Hussein , Stage Manager Mr Ogundele Olabisi Steph and all bands ready to kick-start. Music Veterans and afficionados like Yinka Davies, Stella Monye, Kola Ogunkoya, Obafemi Edwards, Yemi Sodimu including Music Producer Mr Laolu Akins were all there to encourage the upcoming Artistes with pep talk and partake in the screening process. The opening speech was made by the Chief Host Professor Sunny Enessi Ododo , General Manager of National Theatre. Professor Ododo who was elated by the magnitude of crowds that throng to the National Theatre amidst the economical meltdown promised more support for cultural activities in the New Year and enjoined all to be part of the New beginning. In his message to the event, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu assured youths in the state, particularly those in the creative and entertainment industries of continuous support and empowerment. His Excellency asked the organisers to expect more commitment and sponsorship of live band activities in the new year. Mr Solomon Bonu Special Adviser, Lagos State Ministry of Culture, Art and Tourism who represented Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu promised continuous support for Livebands activities

DreeBaba Storms Nigerian Music Industry With Debut EP, Titled “BORN TO REIGN” – Naijanewsdirect

  The Nigerian music industry is hovering in ecstasy with the emergence of a fresh afrobeat specialist, Nigerian-born American based, Dare Aderoju, popularly called DreeBaba, who has stormed the music industry with his EP titled 'Born To Reign' DreeBaba who is described as an epitome of talent with distinct quality of afro in his music had initially planned to release the album in October 2021 but decided to delay the official release to serve as a special season gift to music lovers not only in Nigeria but across the globe. The 5-track album which didn't feature any artist was put together to display his complete body of work and talents without collaboration in the EP. According to DreeBaba “It has been beautiful to see Nigerians around the world and non Nigerians vibe to afro sound globally,  with afrobeats poised to reach greater heights. “Born To Reign” is perfectly a project to be reckoned with and listened to in the poll of afro afrobeat projects this year. “The production on the album is mainly centred around Yoruba, Afro-Latin and Afrobeats percussion, which creates a sense of homecoming for DreeBaba.   He reassured that the project will shake listeners with great energy put into it, ‘Born To Reign’ will spur on fans with unique sounds of afrobeat vibes and will definitely make fans show DreeBaba love due to special inspiration behind the project.

Enabling Dreams With First Bank ‘December Is A Vybe’ – Naijanewsdirect

  One of the most fascinating quotes of popular British business magnate and author, Sir Richard Brandson is that “A great business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.” This vital nugget aligns with a global view that a critical element of successful brands is the ability to beyond functional products benefits become a visible partner in customers lives, enabling them live better and happier, aim higher and achieve their dreams. For businesses, this means seeing beyond financial gains into becoming a true ally and partner who make life worth living. This is a core hallmark of the few enduring global brands and FirstBank appears focused on towing the path. Beyond business promotion and marketing engagements solely for commercial value, the premier bank in its 127th year is assisting Nigerians to live happier and create awesome memories of good time with cherished ones through some cool initiatives. Globally, December heralds the holiday season during which people love to celebrate, unwind and relax with loved ones. Though checkered by Covid-19 disruptions in 2020, FirstBank is giving a new expression and meaning to ‘December in Nigeria’ with the high-octane and life enriching #FirstBankIssaVybe, #DecemberIssaVybe campaign. The campaign which started in 2018 is already generating ripples across the cities with Nigerians across ages anticipating the new trick FirstBank will pull out from the hat this year. Through the annual FirstBankIssaVybe campaign, FirstBank sponsors of an array of the hottest and coolest entertainment platforms across music, fashion and arts during the month of December, with massive ticket giveaways to premium events. The goal is to create enthralling and memorable experience for customers in the Yuletide season as they bond with family and friends, whilst connecting with their favourite superstars. Commenting with much enthusiasm on the year-end campaign, global head marketing and corporate communication of FirstBank, Folake Ani-Mumuney says it’s

“No Amount of Money Will Make Me Completely Naked”- Model, Annjay Declares – Naijanewsdirect

  She is beautiful, she is gifted, she is bold. Angela Chioma John popularly known as Annjay aka “Dey There Now” is a singer, Songwriter, Model, Media personality, brand Influencer, and Entrepreneur. Annjay is working on a single with a celebrated producer who has made a lot of top musicians in Nigeria today. Since she released her first single, Fall in love and Gbkodoro, her music career has not been the same, as she kept getting more fans. She decided to dump the journalism profession when she couldn't cope with her music and modeling profession alongside. ''Being a model and a singer is an added advantage for me as I got more exposed'' she noted Annjay says the secret of her healthy lifestyle is to eat right and have a good sleep. She added that she visits Spa once a month and also has a way of taking care of her skin at home. ''I have some equipment for my facials too''. For her radiant skin, she hinted that she uses the right products, drink water, and don’t use harsh products on her skin because it’s very dangerous. Things she avoids in her diet are eating late, junk foods, and fatty food. She doesn't take an excess soft drink, cold water. As a model, Annjay said she would never go naked completely. Her favorite products include Annjay foundation, Annjay Lashes, press powders, Fenty foundation. Bloomingdale. Her exercise routine is twice a week as she uses Annjay Sexy Shapers weight loss girdles. She likes wearing low-cut, wigs. Annjay has a great shape and is very passionate about women looking good. Telling us more about this, she said she's the kind of person that doesn’t joke with anything that has to do with her body. I use Annjay sexy shapers ladies' girdle tights, panties, and their waist trainer to control my body. This product is