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1  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: LOVE BOAT: Toolz Shares Hot Photos Of Herself As She Holidays With Her Boo In Dominican Republic on: 24-05-2015 01:54PM
@Aso4life1 na everything u say i agree with u but Don jazzy no lie he dey vegas during mayweather fight but not inside d arena where dem dey fight
2  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Dencia Shows Off Her Mansion In Los Angeles on: 10-05-2015 02:26PM
@kelvos007

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Have u ever thought may be Penn sold it to her. Celebs r into real estate
You must be mumu like her. Na 100 naira dem dey sell house wetin be her net worth
3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Male Covenant University Student Expelled For Wearing Waist Trimmer To Class on: 1-11-2014 12:10AM
MY NAIJA PEOPLE I HAIL OOOO SOMEONE WEARING ABS BELT DON TURN TO GAY LOL
THE SCHOOL NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR THERE BULLSHIT WILL THEY WILL NOT..SUSPENDING THE BOI FOR WEARING ABS BELT.. WETIN NA WA OOO
4  Forum / The Buzz Central / How Women Get Their Weave: Chris Rock In India! on: 24-04-2013 12:14AM
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5  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: MADNESS! American Girls Tear Iyanya's Clothes While Performing In New York [Vid] on: 13-04-2013 03:03PM
well well well, the NY show is #rubbish #boring this guy shouting your waist till the show finished and singing another person songs when you have your own album
6  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Naija gospel musicians on Love we need on: 31-12-2011 12:10AM
Quote from: brooking3 on 31-12-2011 12:09AM
Gospel Star Funke Akinokun feat. Onyeka Onwenu, Segun Obe, Sammie Okposo & Naija All Stars present “Love is What We Need”

This is a nice change of pace from the Nigerian “pop” that dominates our airwaves. With all the bombings and negativity in Nigeria this season, it is great to see some positiveness via pop culture. It’s a nice video for Funke Akinokun‘s song “Love is What We Need“. The video was directed by DJ Tee and features a host of Nigerian gospel musicians, actors and media personalities.

Check out all the stellar vocal performances by the artists featured in the video…Onyeka Onwenu, Pat King and more!


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zcJ4SMq4Fe0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
7  Forum / The Buzz Central / Naija gospel musicians on Love we need on: 31-12-2011 12:09AM
Gospel Star Funke Akinokun feat. Onyeka Onwenu, Segun Obe, Sammie Okposo & Naija All Stars present “Love is What We Need”

This is a nice change of pace from the Nigerian “pop” that dominates our airwaves. With all the bombings and negativity in Nigeria this season, it is great to see some positiveness via pop culture. It’s a nice video for Funke Akinokun‘s song “Love is What We Need“. The video was directed by DJ Tee and features a host of Nigerian gospel musicians, actors and media personalities.

Check out all the stellar vocal performances by the artists featured in the video…Onyeka Onwenu, Pat King and more!


http://youtu.be/zcJ4SMq4Fe0?hd=1
8  Forum / The Buzz Central / CHECK IT OUT N HAVE UR SAY on: 26-04-2011 01:21AM
Comedian Tunde Ednut has crossed over and added a new talent to his repertoire – musician.
A few months ago, he released his debut single “My Kinda Song” and now the song has a video which hit the web a few hours ago.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSje9P6aYxI" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">TUNDE EDNUT - My Kinda Song ((OFFICIAL VIDEO))</a>
9  Forum / The Buzz Central / Sammy Okposo acquitted in Aberdeen on: 17-04-2011 01:31AM
The Aberdeen Sheriff Court in Scotland has reportedly discharged gospel artiste, Sammy Okposo, in a case bordering on racially aggravating behaviours during an infraction that occured at a Chinese restaurant, Jimmy Chung's, at the Aberdeen Beach Esplanade, Scotland, last July. According to a statement from the singer's publicists, "Okposo was discharged and acquitted of all charges on April 8 at exactly 11:30am by the presiding judge who said the evidences brought against Sammy are insufficient, incoherent and baseless. The most surprising aspect of the court proceedings was that Okposo wasn't called upon at any time by the judge to step into the witness box. The judge pronounced his judgement after Okposo's lawyer, Ms Val Bremmer from Mackie and Dewar Solicitors, cross examined the manager and the assistant manager of Jimmy Chung's and discovered that their testimonies were incoherent."

Okposo was honeymooning with his wife in Aberdeen when he was arrested after he got into an argument with one of the attendants at Jimmy Chung's which operates an all-you-can-eat menu. He was supposed to appear in court last September for the first hearing but E-Punch could not ascertain whether he did. This acquittal is happening about two weeks to the commencement of Okposo's Out Of Africa, North American 2011 Tour.
10  Forum / The Buzz Central / Faze searches for honour in new movie on: 17-04-2011 01:29AM
With music not attracting much acclaim to him at present, singer, Chibuzor 'Faze' Orji, has made a detour into movies. Thus, when the Amstel Malta Box Office, AMBO-produced movie, Alero's Symphony, premieres next Thursday at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Lagos, Faze will be one of the actors to watch out for alongside tested thespians like Bimbo Manuel, Jibola Dabo, Matilda Obaseki and winner of the 2009 AMBO, Ivie Okujaiye. Faze, who is one of the lead acts in the movie, describes the experience as exciting.

He says, "I learnt a lot from everyone on the project. Acting is really fun and I thank Amstel Malta for giving me the platform to exhibit my hidden talent - a talent I never knew I possess."

Privileged sources that have seen the movie describe it as a musical in the mould of Inale. The former member of defunct Plantation Boys has not been enjoying a good run in the music circuit in recent time. In fact, his last two singles, Relate and Gear One, tanked badly. The fact that the videos were shot in South Africa could not even salvage the songs. The two singles are off the reed-thin vocalist's forthcoming album, his fourth actually, which was billed for release last December but has yet to see the light of day. Another new single, Best of the Best, featuring his former collaborators, Tuface and Blackface, did not also return him to the top of the chat. This has attracted posers as to whether he would be able to reprise the successes that trailed his past albums, Faze Alone, Independent and Originality.
11  Forum / The Buzz Central / M I interview with Wendy Williams on: 13-04-2011 08:35PM
Well, this interview was recorded last year and the interview has been aired. But thanks to That1960Chick, she's got us the hook up. Here is what went down on BET as Wendy Williams interviews M.I. Thoughts ?


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmOyrWMOqU0" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">M I interview with Wendy Williams</a>
12  Forum / The Buzz Central / Empress Njamah vs Rihanna | Battle of the Red Heads on: 6-04-2011 11:26PM
I dunno about you guys but the first time I spotted Rihanna with her red hair…I thought “What the F?…This girl doesn’t surround herself with people that care about her” and that was the exact thought I had when I saw pictures of Nollywood actress Empress Njamah at the Encomium Black & White Ball, which took place last weekend in Lagos, Nigeria.

But you know what? Rihanna’s hair has grown on me…she’s switched up the styles and her wig seems to have settled of that big ole forehead of hers, she’s pulling it off better now.

I am hoping against hope the same goes for Empress…

Cos from this picture the colour doesn’t look too bad with her skin tone…there’s just a lot going on…with the eyeshadow…the lipstick…the hair style too doesn’t help the colour.

She’s a bold chick sha! She once had white hot blonde hair! (see picture after the jump)

So guys what say you about today’s hair face-off, in the battle of the red heads…who wins? Empress or RiRi?
13  Forum / The Buzz Central / D'BANJ: The thin line between love and hate on: 27-03-2011 12:52PM
Once upon a time, Dapo 'D'banj' Oyebanjo, was the musical sweetheart of many and poster-boy of the Nigerian hip hop music industry. Youthful and good looking with a finely chiseled body, energetic on and off stage, he gifted Nigerians a string of commercially successful albums that earned him a place among the pantheon of contemporary music stars in a short while.

With the production wizardry of Don Jazzy, he could croak into the microphone and almost so effortlessly sell millions of copies, nick multi-million naira endorsement deals and performance engagements from the east to the west and everywhere around the globe. This is despite that his music thrives on sloganeering and ephemeral lyrics. But like the saying goes, who God has blessed no man can curse. The past five years have been D'banj's and it does not beggar understanding that his musical odyssey is the stuff fantasies are made of.

He started the first quarter of 2011 as a transformational, pioneering figure in the industry when the video of Mr. Endowed remix featuring Snoop Dogg was released. The video put paid to every doubt that D'banj featured the iconic American rapper on his song. Hardly had the euphoria of this international collaboration subsided than it emerged that Grammy awards winning rapper, Kanye West, wanted a piece of the D'banj mojo. West actually tweeted at he and Don Jazzy to hurry over to New York City because there was work to be done.

And they responded immediately. Thus earning the Mo'hits guys widespread reverence. In truth, every musician worth his salt would have given a limb to be in the shoes of the Mo'hits guys even if for just a day. Hitherto, he was the high water mark by which other artistes were measured.

The misstep?

Sadly, D'banj is ending the same quarter of just three months as a punch line. Last Thursday, March 17, the singer crossed the line between appealing and appalling as the choice interviewer of President Goodluck Jonathan in an interview packaged by Silverbird Television. He was seen as the perfect medium through which the president could reach the youth. That never happened. Rather, he wedged a distance between himself and his touch-point. The contention, among many others, is that for an artiste of his repute who has interacted with the media even more than his interview subject perhaps, he posted an abysmal performance. He spent more time fidgeting and nodding in acquiescence to his own questions and ended up disappointing the teeming youths he was to help the president win over in the April polls. Not only was he severely panned for his unintelligible interviewing skills that saw him asking just three questions in an interview of about 30 minutes, he did not ask a single follow up question despite several opportunities to do so.

D'banj was perceived as having frittered away a golden chance to passionately express the disenchantment of Nigerian youths to the president.

The thin line between love and hate


Indeed, there is a thin line between love and hate while the line between fame and infamy is thinner. D'banj has joined a growing list of celebrities riding the crest of popularity and seeming infallibility until a misdemeanor, a misstep brings them back to reality. In just 30minutes, all the myth around him evaporated and the sad part is that everyone now perceives him as just a shallow and smug artiste.

The youth's anger at D'banj's inept handling of the interview literally set blogosphere on fire even before it ended and thereafter with many virtually calling for his head. Inadvertently, he became the sacrificial lamb of the president's refusal to participate in the presidential debate organised by satellite television channel, NN24. It was so bad that the invectives could make a faint-hearted artiste consider a career detour.

According to a well syndicated, anonymous message, "D'banj speaking for Nigerian youths is the highest form of insult we have received recently. Does he know what it means to go through a Nigerian university for four years plus and come out without getting a job?" The questions over his suitability for the role and conclusions were as scathing as they were hilarious. Funnily, too, his name was caricaturized as D'banjiing, translated as "The dogmatic act of nodding one's head idiotically and stupidly in an attempt to overshadow the disconnection to the topic being discussed." He was also seen in a photograph labeled 'scapegoat' with the reins in the President's hand. Another photograph also appeared on Facebook where D'banj was dancing with a Private lady while being castigated as a misfit and unworthy role model.

Now, there is a groundswell of threat to boycott everything about brand D'banj with an anonymous group opening a twitter page to make this effective. Incidentally, the interview took place about two days after his Kokomobile phones hit the market. Not a few Nigerians have pilloried the phone saying it is inferior and nothing compared to the cheapest phones in the market. This probably wouldn't have been the case two weeks back.

The reality

Apparently, brand D'banj is in trouble. He certainly needs a reboot. However, D'banj did not set out to falter or be demystified. No discerning individual would have rejected the opportunity and honour to confer with the president of his country irrespective of political or religious or ethnic affiliation.

D'banj was just in the right place at the wrong time and he pandered too gullibly to his puppet masters' whims. Perhaps a more intuitive and better informed individual would have fathomed that he was being choreographed to fail, but he was probably too carried away to reason logically. As crushed and battered as his image and ego have become, D'banj should count himself lucky that he is a Nigerian where the people forgive and forget easily. He will bounce back.
14  Forum / The Buzz Central / Omotola’s overtures to potential trouble on: 27-03-2011 12:44PM
As an actress, Omotola has probably seen it all. She has featured in several hit movies and has had her fair share of the not-too-palatable. Lately, the vivacious mother of four has ventured into music . Omotola recently signed a management deal with Bishop Entertainment Consult (BEC) in the United States.

Omotola, who has been involved in charity work earlier, lately visited the 2Pac Foundation where she shared her vision of an Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP) through which she hopes to collaborate with 2Pac Center for Arts and Learning in helping to keep kids off the street and making their lives count in Nigeria.

The Centre is an initiative of the late controversial singer’s mother, Afeni Shakur, which she launched after her son was shot and killed some years ago in a vicious and prolonged gang war. She met the Director of 2Pac Community Outreach, Dr. Carlos Coleman with whom she’s discussing the collaboration . Omotola is expected in the US on June 16 at the 2pac @40 Birthday Concert holding in Atlanta. Other stars expected at the event include Snoop, Outlawz, Dr. Dre, and Dog Pound family.

Omotola dazed 2Pac’s mum when she presented her with a gorgeous dress before departing and she reciprocated by presenting her Omosexy with a pair of “Madamvelli shoes”. BEC also organized a celebrity meet and greet and birthday bash for her at Valley Nite Club in Atlanta. A record 1,000 attended . Omotola answered lots of questions from fans and posed for snapshots with many of them . She was also presented with a $1,600 cake by Mr. Dele Daniel and Mr. Samson , CEOs of Samtex and Valley Nite Club respectively.
15  Forum / The Buzz Central / 2face Idibia Now Sings Fuji Music on: 27-03-2011 12:40PM
Even if you are not a Fuji music fan, there is something to look forward to in the forthcoming album of one of its apostles, Muri Thunder, whose real name is Muritala Salaudeen. It is a track entitled Kasakasa featuring Tuface Idibia. Kasakasa will feature in the Fuji act's Unforgettable album billed for release in April. Though the song has yet to hit the airwaves, E-Punch was availed a listen to dispel all doubts as to whether the collaboration was true or not. When released, it promises to be a compelling listen and veritable club song.


According to Muri, the self-styled creator of Cosmopolitan Fuji, "Cosmopolitan Fuji is a revolution. I want to be the first Fuji musician to win a Grammy. It is possible. It can be done," he says enthusiastically. Continuing, he says, "I want my music to cut across because the kind of Fuji I sing is cosmopolitan in nature and I feel that the best way to go about this is to feature some of the best hip hop acts in the country on my album and who else fits the role if not Tuface Idibia?" He claimed that the collaboration was made possible because of his relationship with Tuface which predates his solo career and that the video of the song will be shot by Akin Alabi who is the brain behind some of the popular music videos around.

Also known as the Aremo of Fuji, a title conferred on him by the late Fuji maestro, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Thunder added, "The new album also contains a tribute to Barrister. A lot of people have done tributes to him after his death but mine is unique because it interpolates Barrister's style. There are also songs on current affairs, the political situation and civil unrest. It is a total package."

http://odili.net/news/source/2011/mar/25/816.html
16  Forum / Music and Radio / KC Presh courts 50 Cent on: 27-03-2011 12:36PM
If everything goes according to plan, flamboyant hip hop duo, KC Presh might be the latest Nigerian hip hop singer to feature an international act on their song. Reliable source told E-Punch that KC Presh has concluded all arrangements to have American rapper and G-Unit honcho, 50 Cent, spit rhymes on their song. "They have met 50 Cent's management team's requirements on international collaborations and they have even chosen the song that he would feature in which has been sent to him. Any moment from now, they will fly to the United States to meet with the rapper to finalise the collaboration. It is just visa issues that they are sorting out now," the source says.


It was gathered that the chosen song is Bag of Money off their most recent album, Swaga Ministers. Several attempts to reach the duo to confirm the veracity or otherwise of this news was unsuccessful as KC was away on judging duties for the Nigeria Breweries Plc-sponsored talent hunt show, Star Quest. KC Presh was the pioneer winner of the show.

http://odili.net/news/source/2011/mar/25/815.html
17  Forum / The Buzz Central / No man bought my car for me - Empress on: 27-03-2011 12:25PM

 It seems Empress Njamah has finally moved on after her broken relationship with Dem Mama crooner, Timaya. She surprised many people last week when she parted with some cool millions of naira and drove home a Range Rover Sport.

Many people thought that a rich man in her life bought the car for her, but in a chat with Life and Beat on the phone earlier in the week, Njamah swore that no man added a dime to the money she used in buying the SUV.

"Any man that claims he bought the car for me should come out with the proof. I swear, no man's kobo is in this car. This is my sweat. I'm not only an actress. My career has opened other doors for me. I'm into business and contracts as well. As such, I should afford the car," she says.

Though some people might feel her new toy might chase would-be suitors away, Njamah feels otherwise.

"Any man that feels intimidated because of my car doesn't have any liver. So, that means if I get into his life, he will not buy something like that for me, I will get less. I'm not cut out for that. I have paid my dues and I can beat my chest and say that. I'm not ready to deal with a man who has inferiority complex."

Njamah believes that every celebrity should live up to his or her status as a celebrity. "No actor or actress should drive a car that is less than N4m," she says.
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18  Forum / The Buzz Central / Breaking News: Alasari Yoruba Actor Dies After Fatal Accident (BON) on: 20-03-2011 04:12PM

It is Another sad day for nollywood as popular Producer cum Actor Ahmed Alasari died this morning following injuries sustained in a fatal car Accident.

Bon investigations reveal that Alasari left home in the company of four of his Aides to participate in a live program to promote his new movie Omo night club which he co produced with Gemini films and marketing.



Bon Gathered the accident occured in his pathfinder which he brought in dec 29 last year and Actress Dayo Amusa who was on her way to Abeokuta to work actually rushed him to FMC Abeokuta where he eventually gave up the ghost, www.bestofnollywood.tv will give you more details as it unfolds.

"Alasari is Dead" - Its a sad news
19  Forum / The Buzz Central / Nigerian immigrant recalls how Gabonese police almost set him ablaze on: 11-03-2011 01:58PM
Joseph Adumekwe, 45, was a popular transporter in Libreville, Gabon. The Nigerian was described as one of the successful businessmen in that country. But today, that cannot be said of him, as he is now a shadow of his old self, no thanks to police brutality.

The victim
Adumekwe was allegedly tied to the stake like a barbecue ram and fire set under him. The policemen who tortured him also threatened to roast him to death, if he did not produce a Nigerian, who was declared wanted by the police.

According to the victim, his sin was that, as the President of an Igbo cultural association, which united all Igbo from Osu Local Government Area of Imo State, living in Gabon, Osu Progressive Union, he was supposed to know the whereabouts of his wanted member. He narrated how the wanted member (names withheld) allegedly burgled Gabon Immigration’s office, with members of his gang and was declared wanted by the police.

Police in Gabon still insist that as the president of the association, Adumekwe knew the suspect’s whereabouts.

He explained how he was in his house, planning the day’s business with his wife when he heard a bang on his door. According to him, as he opened it, he was confronted by a team of policemen.

The victim, who did not suspect anything wrong, as he did not commit any crime, volunteered to follow the policemen to their office. At the police station, he said he saw the wife of the suspect, adding that it was the police that showed him the woman, asked if he knew her and he answered yes.

He said immediately he admitted knowing the woman and her husband, the police warned that if he wanted to be alive, he should produce the suspect.

According to him, his problem was compounded when he told the police that he did not know his whereabouts. “They tied my legs and hands, hanged me on a stake and made me to face the sky, while they made fire under me with newspapers. They kept adding more newspapers and the fire was on for several
hours till my body started peeling off.

He said while the policemen continued the torture, a man came and ordered them to stop, as the plan was not to kill him. “He ordered them to stop torturing me. So, they took me to the hospital,” he said.

He explained that while in hospital, a senior police officer promised to pay the hospital bill and threatened to kill him, if he revealed what transpired between him and the security agents, to the Nigerian embassy.

Adumekwe said since he had no means of contacting the embassy, since his wife and children were also locked up in the police cell, he promised to maintain sealed lips. The police officer, identified as Benjamin Ikunna, had appealed to him that if the Nigerian embassy knew about the torture, he would be demoted. But few days later, Ikunna swallowed his words and indicated his intention to stop paying the hospital bill. “When I protested, he threatened to kill me. So, fearing that I might be killed, I contacted the embassy,” he said.

And when the embassy interviewed him, some policemen allegedly made attempts to kill him to close the case. “I was abducted but through divine intervention, I was released, though, I was warned not to continue the case.” Another day, he was allegedly abducted and forced to sign a statement written in French or risked being killed. “So, I signed the paper. I did not understand the contents. From that moment, they ransacked my room, collected my international passport which expired since 2001.”

He told Daily Sun he was shocked when the police took him to the Immigration office and stamped a visa on expired passport. “From there, I was deported to Nigeria.”

He reported the matter to a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Access to Justice, in Nigeria, which took over the matter. “They gave me N150, 000, which I used in purchasing a tricycle (Keke Marwa), that I was using. I was able to raise some money from the business to purchase a bus.

“I can only drive early in the morning evening hours, because in the afternoon, I start feeling burning sensation in the burnt part of my body.”

He has, however, appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan, to intervene to ensure that Gabon authorities compensate him, by carrying out plastic surgery on him and giving him financial compensation. “My business has folded up in Gabon, I need money for plastic surgery.”

He said if the Nigerian government fails to act, other Nigerians in Diaspora would suffer the same fate. “Nigerians are being intimidated outside the country, but we are hospitable to foreigners living in our country,” he said.
20  Forum / The Buzz Central / Dangote is Africa’s richest man with $13.8bn on: 11-03-2011 01:34PM

Forbes • Adenuga worth $2bn, joins Billionaire Club

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote (53), has emerged the richest man in Africa, for the first time, with a net worth of $13.8 billion, according to a report from the Forbes annual world’s billionaires ranking, released on Wednesday.

The 14 Africans on the 2011 Forbes Rich list are two Nigerians, four South Africans and eight Egyptians.

The Aliko Dangote’s fortune surged 557 per cent in the past year, from 436 position to 51 in 2011, making him the world’s biggest gainer in percentage terms and Africa’s richest individual for the first time.

Also, on the Forbes list for Nigeria is the Chairman of Globacom and Equatorial Trust Bank (ETB), Dr. Mike Adenuga jnr (54), who is valued at $2 billion.

Adenuga debuts on the billionaires’ list after making waves with mobile technology.

His telecoms carrier, Globacom, recently launched a 4G network, and he has invested $1 billion on a submarine cable, connecting Nigeria to the rest of the world.

He owns a stake in the Equitorial Trust Bank and chairs Niger Delta oil exploration firm, Conoil.

With presence in 14 African countries, Dangote has emerged the continent’s biggest cement maker, contributing significantly to other African countries’ economy.

Dangote began his career as a commodities trader; built his Dangote Group into a conglomerate with interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, cement manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, among others.

Meanwhile, Carlos Slim remain the world’s richest person for a second year with estimated assets of $74 billion, according to Forbes Magazine’s annual global ranking of billionaires.

Dangote is now richer than long-time white South African billionaires, Nicky Oppenheimer of Debeers and Johann Rupert of luxury goods group Richemont, who owns Cartier, Dunhill and other premium brands.

For now he is gearing up to introduce Dangote Cement to foreign investors.

Companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) are required to have a minimum free float of 25 per cent, Dangote initially listed five per cent shares.

According to analysts at Thaddeus Investment Advisors, the Nigerian market is too shallow for a stock of Dangote Cement’s size to be listed on the exchange; this is why the balance of the free float will be listed outside of Nigeria.

Dangote, who recently bought himself a $45 million Bombardier aircraft for his birthday, has been shuttling back and forth London for months, in anticipation of a public offering in London later this year.

Nasir El-Rufai, former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), described Dangote as a rare breed and the pride of Africa.

He said: “When the producer of the BBC documentary described Dangote as the wealthiest black man in the world, several people challenged him. Well, Forbes just released their wealth list today and you guessed it, Dangote is not only the richest black man. But he is also richer than Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. The Nigerian spirit is an excellent spirit. Believe it today and always.”

An astute world class business expert, with worldwide business interests, Adenuga, is a highly respected entrepreneur and one of the biggest employers of labour in the country.

In the last two decades, he has established a pedigree as a well-focussed and prudent manager of men and resources with the ability to successfully transform ideas and dormant businesses to highly viable enterprises.

He has founded and successfully run high-profile companies in the most lucrative sectors of the economy including telecommunications, banking, oil and gas.

His foray into banking commenced about 20 years ago when he established two banks, Devcom Merchant Band and Equitorial Trust Bank, both of which were merged to become the Equitorial Trust Bank during the consolidation exercise of 2005.

In the oil sector, he also achieved a historic feat in December 1991 by being the first Nigerian to find and produce crude .oil in commercial quantities at the Bella field.

In 2000, he bought majority shares in the downstream oil company, National Oil, and transformed the loss-making company into a profitable business.

Now renamed Conoil Plc, the company has been paying dividends to its shareholders since its acquisition.

Adenuga became a household name following his establishment of the Glo brand and his focus on Nigeria and Nigerians as the heartbeat and driving force of the company’s competitive stance, as captured by its Glo with Pride and Rule your world slogans.

It is the opinion of many that Adenuga has infused pride in Nigerians through the achievements of Globacom and Glo Mobile, which are currently operating mobile telecoms services in three countries and gateway services in four.


http://naijanet.com/news/source/2011/mar/10/1003.html
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