10 FORBIDDEN ORDEALS THAT WERE NORMAL AS KIDS

Forbidden ordeals

There were a lot of forbidden ordeals that we faced as children, growing up.

This experiences were normalized, but as adults, throwing back and thinking, you realize you were somewhat abused.

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1. You wan chop Jesus money?

“Teachers taking our lunch money on Friday mornings in the guise of offering, after Friday Chapel sessions.”

“Even bully you for only giving N100, talking about “you can buy buns but can’t give God your money” 😡😡. ~ Ada

I swear, it cracked me up too 😂😂😂

2. Who spoke Igbo?

“Writing down the names of igbo speakers in the class and having them punished for speaking Igbo or paying 10 naira for each native language that come out from their mouth.” ~ Wendy

Funny thing is, when I was serving as a corper, I implemented this for my principal.

No one spoke Yoruba when Corper Whisper came around. Thinking about it, hope they don’t hate me!

3. Shame, Shame, Shame… Shame!

“Kids coming last position in class and being brought out on the assembly ground for the whole school to chant Shame shame shame SHAME!” ~ Arinze

“Like… Someone must actually take the last position..

If you didn’t want that,why not use averages or percentage instead of positions.” ~ El-Jas

Abhii oo, someone had to carry last na😂😂 omo, this one back in FGC PH, they call it “WORST THREE”.

4. Men at work


“Once, each student was assigned a portion of land. We planted veggies and cassava, harvested them, worked with the girls in SS2 & 3 to make garri for the teachers.”

“I made up to two full bags of garri and they shared it and the veggies.” ~ Brown

I remember when I thought the corn we were planting was for us, wondered what our Agric teacher thought of me back then😂😂🙆

5. Awon Olé barawo

“For some us back home when money got missing we were beaten blue black till we confess thatat we took the money because that’s the only way they will stop beating you.

“I was a thief too but it was the small notes like N50, N100 for Ps 1 back then after school, but bro, 40k no be me 😭.” ~ Neyoog

Ijeoma, can’t forgive you o… That’s same thing you did to me😂😂😂

6. Talk about Ogbanje lefti

“Forcefully trying to make a lefty use their right hand for everything.” ~ Kabeera

Lefty are those kids whose dominant hand is the left hand! Right showed respect, well trained and properly groomed to our parents then.😂

7. Uncle Rufus the brother in law

“Having extended family members live in and Aunties and Uncles having opinions about your choices 🙄” ~ Menja

“My mom made my elder sister’s suitor to punish us each time we come back late from playing with other kids.” ~ Mam

Till today, In-laws and suitors still do this till today, talk about they are part of the family! 🙄.

8. Open ya mouth

“At party day in Nursery school all of us pupils would be asked to bring a bottle of mineral and a pack of biscuit.”

“Then the teachers would carry big buckets to pour the drinks inside and use cups to scoop them for us to drink and pass onto the next person. Crazy stuff!” ~ Efike

😂😂😂💔💔 I died in that one, replaying it in my head was maaaaddd! I wish I could ask what happens to the child that refused to open mouth? 🤔

9. Into my heart ❤️

“Being forced to drink anointing oil and partaking in a 3-day dry fast as a child.”

“My siblings & I threw up on the last day because we weren’t told how to properly break after not eating or drinking for 3 days.”

“We didn’t think it was normal, but we couldn’t fight back.” ~ Koromone.

I hated Fridays back in school cos of this. I used to wonder how Jesus did 40 days & nights.

10. “My wife come take biscuit”

“Full grown men calling literal children ‘my wife’ and the parent/guardian just laughing along.” ~ Lauren

“One guy who taught us choreography at a children’s club we attended used to call my little sister “my wife.”

“We thought it was funny until my mom walked in as this bāstard placed my sister on his laps in our living room, with this thing hard like a ram’s. My mom chased him out.” ~ Ola

As a child I used to get angry when a big brother called my crush “his wife”, I had no idea there were more than meets the eye.

Only problem is, as an adult, I find it difficult to ever call someone’s kid, ‘my wife’. I thought it was my mind being dirty.

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Meanwhile, Is there any that you feel was missed out. Do well to use the comment box, and ehh, don’t forget to share your thoughts on these ones shared here, on the comment box. 🤗🤗🤗🤗

DO BOYS LIKE FLOWERS ON VALENTINE’S?

Flowers on Valentines
Flowers on Valentines

You know Valentine’s day is coming soon, and there’s a buzz on social media and every where,

So, a lot of people are wondering, and I’m wondering too; do guys love flowers too? Join me as we find out.

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Personally, I think loving flowers is relative to the guy in question~ Emzy John

I think flowers are really nice, and getting flowers is nice too, I believe most guys love flowers. What do girls even do with flowers?

Most times they keep them for memory sake, so what would you say to the female gender about giving your gender flowers?

Well, for you to want to gift a guy a flower, you would probably need to understand the kind of a person he is.

Some guys love colourful things and would really appreciate being given flowers, while some will be uninterested.

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Secondly, you have to define relationships before you can give a guy a flower, so you don’t pass the wrong message.

I feel like giving a guy a flower is like saying he means a lot to you.

Have you gotten flowers before?

No, I haven’t yet.

How would you feel if you got flowers?

I’ll feel good, that aaawwwwnnn kind of way, definitely not the way girls do it; and I would want to keep them.

Them never do this thing to me before. So, yessssssss ~ Khayleb

Khayleb on Valentine’s and flowers

Would you love to receive flowers on Valentine’s?

Them never do this thing to me before. So, yessssssss. 😫

Do boys receive flowers??

Yeah, it depends on who fancies the boy. I know boys who have received flowers on Valentine’s. 🤧

😂💔 so from your lover, you’d take ehn?

Yes, nau. I mean, it’s really a thoughtful gift to give to a guy. 😂

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I think flowers will be more appreciated if they are coupled with something else~ David Femi.

white petal flower
Lily flower

Do boys like flowers?

Not necessarily like flowers, I think a lot of guys do feel undervalued in relationships because most of the giving is usually one-sided. So, they will always like some form of recognition or appreciation.

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He obviously won’t go crazy about the flowers and may not talk highly about it, to his friends, but deep down, I think he’ll feel I got more than what most guys get.

Have you ever gotten flowers before?

The question is have I ever gotten anything No, I haven’t.

Ouch! Okay

So a flower is a wrong gift to you right?

Not wrong Just not something I’d be excited about. It’s more of a feminine thing to me.

Guy if woman give U flower U go collect? ~ Abiodun

Abiodun on Valentine’s and flowers

Would you love to receive flowers on Valentine’s?

U wan advise me make I go plant am abi?😁

😂 Do boys like flowers?

Flower? Guy if woman give U flower U go collect?

What would you want??

No gal go dey reason buy me dat kind tin sef. Maybe watch, sneakers or shirt, for me.

This flower issue na scam~ DIG

red rose
Rose flower

How? What? Like why would you want to gift a guy a flower, personally I don’t appreciate or like the idea of giving girls’ flowers?

Even all those girls that are like aaawwwwnnn, I love them, thank you, it’s beautiful, it’s not from within. I think it’s just a pretence.

For this Naija? This flower issue na scam.

So you wouldn’t advise girls to give their boyfriends flowers right?

Yes of course, they shouldn’t even try it, you would see his reaction.

What do you think is a better gift?

If she can afford it, a console will do.

It depends on who is offering me flowers ~ G. S.

G. S. on Valentine's and flowers
G. S. on Valentine’s and flowers

Chief…do boys receive flowers?

Yeah, Man. I have received one once

Wow! Would you love to receive flowers on Valentine’s?

E depends on who is offering me flowers 🌚

When you received this one, how did you feel?

Pressured to reciprocate

So you can receive flowers from your lover on Valentine’s??

Yeah Man. Unfortunately lover no de 🌚

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The purple hibiscus I stole, seeing as I haven’t gotten another since then ~ Kaizer Benevolence

pink hibiscus flower
Purple Hibiscus flower

Do boys love flowers?

I don’t think the majority do, I do love flowers though. I had the opportunity of having a purple hibiscus one time like that, it was for my aunt and she didn’t even know that I took it.

Oh…I see, getting a flower as a gift would be a major deal-breaker for you right?

Yeah, it would definitely be.

What’s your favourite flower?

The purple hibiscus I stole, seeing as I haven’t gotten another one since then.

What advice can you give to a girl that wants to give a guy a flower?

If he likes them, then it’s a go-ahead or maybe she could look for something he likes more too, that would be better.

It’s obvious that things liked or enjoyed by one person may be distasteful to another, every one with his own preference.

In the spirit of Valentine’s day, please let us know in the comment section if you think flowers are romantic gifts enough, and for the guys in the house do you love flowers?

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Again, this piece was written by Paul Kay and Ibinabo Sekibo; and in the spirit of Valentine’s day, please let us know in the comment section if you think flowers are romantic gifts enough, and for the guys in the house do you love flowers?

5 LADIES REVEAL WHY SPINSTERS SHOULD MOVE OUT BEFORE GETTING MARRIED

5 LADIES REVEAL WHY SPINSTERS SHOULD MOVE OUT BEFORE MARRIAGE

5 spinsters here with me today, reveal why as a spinster you should move out of your parent’s house before marriage, is a post you must see.

It’s true that growth is an eventual process, and as kids, we adored being adults. But adulthood isn’t really all sweet and rosy.

As a guy or bachelor (😅😅), I always wanted to move out of my parent’s house.

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I looked forward to it, I felt it was the perfect and final redemption when I was going to break free.

When I eventually did, after a night in the new place, I ran back home. As a matter of fact, the first weekend, I ran back to them.

But I remember a few comments made when I was about to move out.

My mom would always say, “you want where you will be bringing your girlfriends abhii?”

At some point she had the talk with my aunt, who responded, “and so if he brings his girlfriend or girlfriends, isn’t it a good thing?”

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A male neighbour, on hearing I was about leaving, two nights before I left.

We sat under the moon and he counselled, one of the things he stressed on, was me maintaining the same lifestyle as I did when living with my parents.

Now enough of me, onto the topic of the day.

Meanwhile, let’s hear from these 4 spinsters who share their thoughts on this.

After NYSC I’m not going back home ~ Chidera

After my NYSC I ain’t going back home.

Because when you’re home you’ll feel relaxed and probably won’t explore the world the way you should.

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Another spinster, Paula Asinobi goes on about it.

She’ll understand finances better ~ Paula Asinobi

Paula another spinster
Paula Asinobi

I love the idea. It gives space for the lady to understand herself more.

Essentially, it is a self-discovery journey. She’ll understand finances better because she’ll have more bills to pay.

She’ll understand security more. There are a lot of things to learn from it honestly. Privacy helps a lot.

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Another spinster, Kim, goes on further to say this…

You’d be wayward, Boys will be coming to disturb you ~ Kim

About this, It’s crossed my mind a couple of times. But my parents would not let you oo.

I told my mum once and she freaked out.

For me sha, I think it’s important to understand yourself and make decisions for you, before going to live with a man

What’s their reason?

You’d be wayward. Boys will be coming to disturb you.

If you can’t afford it, then comfortably stay in your parents house. ~ Chidinma

If you can afford it, why not? I don’t think any adult would like to stay in his/her parents’ house, because of the restrictions that come with it.


Another spinster

If you can’t afford it, then comfortably stay in your parents house.

There’s no where it’s written that women who lived independently before marriage were better wives or mothers than those who didn’t. Same goes for the men.

Wonderful ba? Same goes for the men. Check this last one from Patricia Ezeonyilimba, where she expressively talks about it.

Continually living with her parents honestly prevents the needed transition to adulthood ~ Patricia Eze

In all sincerity, I believe it is beautiful and should be encouraged.

I will share an experience that cemented this opinion even more, asides the obvious benefits and points that make it a great idea which I will share later on.


My Boss’s ( Principal’s) younger sister got married in November 2021. The Monday after the wedding, I went with my Boss to drop off the excess cake at the newly wedded’s house which she lived in as a Spinster and my mind was blown away!

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Her apartment was a small but really fancy and comfy one bedroom flat. You could clearly tell that she had the apartment furnished to her taste and that it was a place that she could while unmarried, call Home!

I loved this and ached for it and indeed moved to envision it.

But could it have been you, would your parents allow it?

I’m not the best person to ask this question because I can not relate to the parents restriction thing honestly.

After attending a Senior Secondary boarding School, I left Port-Harcourt for the University of Benin and have practically been independent and stayed on my own.

I have spent some Christmas away from home. You should know what this means. My Law School was at Lagos, I’m currently serving in Lafia and making plans to move to and work in Abuja.

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From my secondary school days, I have always told my parents that I would not be based in Port-Harcourt and I believe this has been imprinted in their subconscious. I have prepared them for years for this.

Now they simply ask for when I’ll come visit. I believe you have your answer.

So yes, I love and encourage this. Everything has its vice, but an adult, goal-driven and God directed lady will hardly experience any.


Living alone makes a lady independent. It teaches her to know how to be her own and perfect all she knows. It prepares her for living with another spouse too.

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Continually living with her parents honestly prevents the needed transition to adulthood

As a bonus: I hate how this conversation is never had about Men. It has a lot of underlying messages don’t you think?

Amazing right?

What about you? What’s your take on this. Send your response too!

MOVIE AUDITION: RAPE CASE

Movie audition: Rape Case
Movie audition: Rape Case

A movie audition for RAPE CASE, is set to hold in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria!

The movie which has been gaining anticipation is now set to offer a route to intending actors and actresses.

For many acting has always been a dream, just a dream and nothing more.

Decent Promise
Mr. Decent Promise

With no route to begin the journey. How to start or where to start in such a competitive film industry always been the problem.

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Decent Promise Entertainment offers upcoming and intending actors, an opportunity to be part of this mind blowing Blockbuster movies: RAPE CASE and IGBAHON.

Movie Audition: Igbahon
Igbahon

Starring the likes of Ebelle Okaro, Ruth Kadiri, Ray Emondi, Colins Ejike.

These are two movies you wont like to miss.

Auditon Date is 13th November.

Venue: Habitat Hotels Rumalogu, Choba, Port Harcourt.

Time: 8am prompt.

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EXPOSED: SHOCKING REVEALATIONS OF A PODCASTER

STAAR Podcast
Adura the Podcaster

I’ve always heard about podcast, and trust me, I am so keen to know these secrets. I am sure you also want to know too.

Good evening Sir, my name is Paul Kay, I’ll be anchoring this interview session with you today on Paul Kay’s Blog.

Hi, I’m Adura. Glad to be here chief.

Its been an entirely different thing, in the world of a podcaster, and that’s what I and a load of readers are on for.

Lmao, looking forward to gisting with these humans too🥲… Seems like an amazing bunch

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You usually go by the name AA on social media, what does it mean?

Yes, I do. It’s just an initial really. Abiola Aduragbemi.

I guess I can call you Adura.

That works too

Shaking Tables Podcast
Shaking Tables Podcast

Okay… Mr. Adura, what is podcast all about. Many people have been hearing podcast, podcast, podcast, but I bet you they don’t know the importance or what’s it about.

Podcast? That’s a big one!

Nah, I’m kidding.

Podcasts are, in simple terms online radio. No more, no less. Now, instead of having monopolized on-air platforms (such as the radio). You can own your own radio from the comfort of your own device.

Talking about whatever you like, as much as you like, to whoever you like. You’re basically the judge, jury and executioner.

Guess that’s pretty much it!

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Wow! It sounds super easy from the way you talk about it. But I’m sure it is not easy.

Just like everything in life when you think about it.

How long have you been a podcaster, Adura?

About two years now.

Wow! 2 years as a podcaster.

Lol yeah!

An episode on STAAR
A podcast episode on STAAR

What pushed you into this ‘profession’ if you’d permit to call it so

Profession is such a strong word. But yeah, I got turned down at a radio interview sometime four years ago I think.

Then I was like, “fuck it, I’mma create my own station”. Hence, Shaking Tables with AA was born

Not as a podcast at first but rather as rants on my WhatsApp status which ran Fridays 8pm.

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Then I discovered podcast and it was easy for me to transcend into it. The rest, they say, is history.

Wow!…. But is it possible to fuel a passion if its not fetching you income?

Well sure. I just started monetizing the pod just recently. For me, podcasting has become some form of therapy. Where I get to air my feelings but also give listeners a good time, you get?

Merch of STAAR
A STAAR fan with the STAAR merch — That’s how STAARs do

Yeah… 🤔🤔🤔combination of two aims. Oh, you started monetizing, that means it now has three functions.

Well, yeah. Yes indeed.

But I’m sure many folks would be doubting that podcasts can be monetised

Of which I can understand

Podcasts just became sort of the next big thing in the abroad media. I do not need to tell you how slow it might be to circulate in our great nation

So I can understand the doubts.

😂

No be say me sef dey make one kind bastard money oh. Like I said, we just started.

True. But in these two years, you must have come through challenges

Definitely!

A picture of a STAAR, with the STAAR merch — That’s how STAARs do!

Could you list two challenges you’ve faced, in your journey so far as a podcaster and how you overcame them both

The first has to be trying to explain what a podcast is. As basic as it might sound, I still get this all of the time.

Like I said, it might take a minute to circulate on our great nation. So I’m kind of burdened with teaching folks what a podcast is and why they should give it a shot

The other one is the ego, the kudi, the raba. Monetizing isn’t easy. That’s pretty much it.

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Wow! By the way, Mr. Adura, what’s Kudi & Raba

Means money

😂😂😂😂💔💔💔 Way to go, here I was thinking it was some term for the profession

I see a huge load of people who have begun the journey of podcasting and after a while, they quit

(smiles) nah!

A must listen podcast episode on STAAR

What has kept you going?

So far, it has become a form of coping mechanism. Venting to strangers and laughing about it. It has become that for me
The numbers get to me some days, but I podcast for me. Having people listen is just a plus one.

It’s just like keeping notes on your phone’s notepad or leaving a voice message in your voice recorder. That’s what it is for me.

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So what’s the advice you’d give to a beginner podcaster?

Start, where it take you. I’ve had to become so many persons in order to push the pod.

Sometimes, I’m a graphic designer, a social media manager, a customer care representative of the pod and very recently, I’ve become a marketer.

Comman buy awa merch oh (come and buy our merch)

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And oh! A model too

Wow!!!!! That’s really huge.. You do have a merch for the pod. Where do you see the pod in the next 3 years

Honestly, doing what I’m currently doing only with couple more hundred ears

Wow! It’ll be really nice to have this interview again in the next 3 years, Mr. Adura.

Hopefully, it all works out as we hope.


I had a really nice time learning new things. I’m sure I’m not the only one asking, “how can we connect with you?”

You can reach me on my socials ⬇️⬇️
Pod’s IG: Instagram.com/shakingtableswithaa
Personal IG: instagram.com/_iamofficialaa

Thank you much for coming through!

Happy to be here man🤝

Before we go, any link to the podcast “Shaking tables with AA”

Listen to listen to the podcast on Google Podcasts
https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMGEzYzVmNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjak-OHif7vAhUSmhoKHcGZBasQ4aUDegQIARAD

Listen to listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts
Https://podcasts.apple.com/ng/podcast/shaking-tables-with-aa/id1490933706

P.S.: While we appreciate your time reading, don’t leave without a comment. Adura would be on to respond too. + We also welcome suggestions and opinions, have anyone you feel should be interviewed? Send a mail to us at paulkalubeam@yahoo.com

REVEALED: THE TRUTH ABOUT AFRO STREET FESTIVAL AND AFRICAN SOIREE

Afro Street Festival 2021 commences with the African Soiree
Afro Street Festival 2021 commences with the African Soiree

Rapidly stamping itself as a leading Street Fashion and Art festival in the Niger Delta, the Afro Street Festival – a product of the Creative Hub Port Harcourt – has announced September 25th, 2021 as the date for the African Soiree.

A showcase for sponsors, guests, brand partners and an official media opening, the African Soirée is a night of Glitz, performances, food and drinks as it hopes to educate the public and keep them anticipating all the activities that the Festival organizers have in store.

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African soiree moments from last edition of Afro Street Festival
African soiree moments from last edition of Afro Street Festival

Over the years, the African Soirée has been the forerunner event for the Afro Street Festival, hosting sponsor representatives, brand partners and major media houses in Nigeria with musical performances by some of the finest emerging musical talents.

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It also includes official theme unveiling, keynotes by the team lead and other notable personalities. Also, as a networking event, it is also a night to make good connections.

African soiree moments from last edition of Afro Street Festival

Although it is invite-only, it could be likened to any charity ball with a fuse of African culture. Guests come dressed in their best African prints and designs.

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The venue for this year’s edition is The Creative Hub, 45 Evo road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, 25th September, by 5 p.m. prompt.

African soiree moments from last edition of Afro Street Festival

Heavily secured and in a venue that embodies creativity, the African Soirée event will leave you marking the dates on your calendar up until the main festival.

Afrocentric by nature
Its always smiles at the Afro Street Festival

Stay tuned for more festival updates! You can also peep down for the line up of events.

Afro Street Festival Line of Events
Afro Street Festival Line of Events

THE CREATIVE HUB PORT HARCOURT ANNOUNCES DATE FOR THE AFRO STREET FESTIVAL 2021, UNVEILS OFFICIAL THEME

Afro Street Festival
Afro Street Festival

Anticipation and excitement build up, as the garden city of Port Harcourt, prepares for the biggest event in Southern Nigeria – The Afro Street Festival!

The festival which seeks to bridge an ever-widening gap between cultural and contemporary style is one that usually comes up at the tail end of the year since its first edition in 2018, which is also why it is the most anticipated.

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Afro Street Festival takes a whole different face to events in the city, with the festival usually held in the open streets of Port Harcourt.

When the moon shines on Afro street Festival

Usually rated as top-notch by participants within and outside the city of Port Harcourt for its high rate of security; the festival features a whole load of activity, touching every sphere of art: music, dance, comedy, poetry, visual arts, even performing arts.

There is never a dull moment, as the shouts and cheers of the audience are usually felt miles away, with the cascade of events lined up to heat up the atmosphere.

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From fire eaters to bikers, to awesome models adorned in cultural attires that features a combination of western and African fashion designed by Fashion designers from the nation, most of who had also practised their art outside the country.

The cheer at the festival could be heard miles away

Afro Street Festival which had seen a gradual rise in reception by the Port Harcourt youth had to take a break last year, with the ban on public gatherings as a result of the deadly pandemic.

But this year, the program has returned with many flavors and spark to light up the lives of the Port Harcourt people. Unlike previous editions that held for just a day, that had many people wishing the festival held for more than a day. This year’s edition is a ‘dream come true’.

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The organizers of the festival have decided to fulfill the wishes of the ever demanding audience. The festival starts with a soiree

· African Soiree
· Art Exhibition
· Workshop
· Short Film Expo
· Open Mic
· Afro Street Festival
. After Party
. Charity Event

AFRICAN SOIREE: A therapeutic evening of serene art, sandwiched with graceful Afro music, to usher in the much anticipated Afro Street Festival. The soiree will hold at the Creative Hub in GRA Port Harcourt on Saturday, the 25th day of September, 2021 to commence in the evening hours.

African Soiree

ART EXHIBITION: Following the Soiree, Afro Street Festival will be emptying the museums to entertain her audience, for a week. The organizers have been combing for every valuable artwork to be displayed to her audience for a week at Alliance Franchise from Saturday, October 23rd – Saturday 30th October, 2021; 10am prompt daily.

Culture meets contemporary

SHORT FILM EXPO: As earlier said, this year’s edition, the festival is living up to her theme ‘TENACITY’. With a short film expo, that will be featured at the end of the Art exhibition on Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at WildHeat.

WORKSHOPS: A workshop at the EVENT HUB on November 13th, 2021

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RADIO/CAMPUS TOURS: Afro Street festival will also be storming Radio stations and tertiary campuses within the city of Port Harcourt from Monday 22nd November to Friday, 3rd December, 2021.

MAIN EVENT: The main event will then hold on Saturday 4th December, 2021. Just immediately after the tour at Omeyal Street, Opp. Polo Club.

Energy at the Afro Street Festival

AFTER PARTY: After the event, there will be an after party @ Ediz Wine Bar, that same Saturday to celebrate the successful enf of the event, which will then be followed by the most important part of the festival.

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STREET KIDS OUTREACH: To be held the next day after the event, Sunday 5th December, 2021.

The festival in full

If there’s any event you really don’t want to miss, it is the AFRO STREET FESTIVAL!

NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS STEPHANIE CHUKWUEMEKA CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY

Nollywood actress, Stephanie Chukwuemeka celebrates her birthday
Nollywood actress, Stephanie Chukwuemeka celebrates her birthday

Nollywood actress, Stephanie Chukwuemeka celebrates her 22nd birthday today 12th of June.

The young actress took to her social media handles: Instagram and Facebook to thank God for His greatness over her life.

Stephanie who hails from Abia State, Nigeria can not stop being happy as her acting career had just started only last year, and despite the pandemic, her profile has continued to rise.

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The Kastina State-born actress was introduced into the industry by her director, Decent Promise, the Managing Director of Decent Promise Entertainment, just August 2020.

Stephanie Chukwuemeka
Stephanie Chukwuemeka

The burgeoning actress is so excited for this particular birthday celebration as she counts her blessing from last year.

Everything seems to be working well for the 22-year-old beautiful actress who has really grown in less than a year of acting.

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Stephanie Chukwuemeka who is currently an undergraduate at the University of Port Harcourt was rumoured to be in a relationship with Nollywood actor, Somadina Adinma, after the role she played in the movie – SAVAGE, with him.

Savage (Coming soon)
Savage (Coming soon)

The 22-year-old beautiful actress has, however, clarified that the relationship she had with Somadina Adinma was just a professional one, as they were both being professional on the set of Savage.

Nollywood actor, Somadina Adinma and Chukwuemeka Stephanie
Nollywood actor, Somadina Adinma and Chukwuemeka Stephanie

The intriguing Stephanie Chukwuemeka has starred in quite a numbeer of movies since her debut – SAVAGE.

List of movies she has starred in include: FALLING FOR GRACE
SIXTY
SNOOP
UNFORTUNATELY LUCKY
SAVAGE
and many more.

6IXTY – THE MOVIE

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FALLING FOR GRACE – THE MOVIE

SOUTH SOUTH MEDIA WEEK returns with its third edition, set to hold May 24th – 28th, 2021

The entertainment industry is one of the industry in Africa that still thrives to this day despite the various obstacles and challenges of the continent. Nigeria has the largest entertainment industry in Africa, but most of the spotlight is centred on Lagos, the commercial capital of the country.

Southern Nigeria, famed for their intelligence and oil wealth, has always not been at par with Lagos and the world at large, whenever it came to entertainment. As a matter of fact, whoever needed to really make it in the entertainment industry has to move to Lagos. But recently, there has been a shift.

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WHERE IS SOUTH SOUTH?

South-South part of Nigeria often referred to as Niger Delta, is a sub region with nine states with a population of about thirty one million people of more than forty ethnic groups.

The region has the highest deposit of mineral resources in Nigeria although over time the media has entangled her image in conflicts, political violence, and undulating leaders which isn’t the true reflection of the people, places and opportunities found in the area.

Tickets for South South Media Week 2021

SOUTH-SOUTH MEDIA WEEK 2021

In a press conference addressed by the team leader of the SOUTH SOUTH MEDIA WEEK, Tamunosa Halliday, he informed that the mission of the event is directed towards boosting individual and collective capacities by inspiring actions, leading conversations, and providing the platform to help people and organizations achieve more towards building the Niger Delta region.”

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SOUTH SOUTH MEDIA WEEK 2021 is the third edition of the annual event, with the last one held in 2019. The deadly pandemic could not let it happen last year.

This year’s edition tagged “EMERGE” is designed to throw a spotlight on emerging systems, ideas, people, platforms and initiatives.

WHAT YOU STAND TO BENEFIT

The program usually has a large audience as it touches every single sphere of entertainment, right from writing, to music, to film production, to marketing.

It usually entails conferences, fireside chats, panel sessions, exhibitions and master classes. As a matter of fact, I decided and published my first book – THE VISIT after attending this event back in 2019.

You can get my book –THE VISIT on Amazon or on Okadabooks

If you are interested in the Media, then you should not miss this as it houses over 5,000 personnel in the course of five days. So aside from the knowledge, it also provides a huge avenue for networking.

Though old, but I am the one seated at the centre with a muffler around my neck. That was SOUTH SOUTH MEDIA WEEK 2019

I can talk about this because……… I was at the last edition back in 2019. Though, there are now tickets to it, but it is relatively cheap. You either pay N2,000 ($4.89) for each day or you can pay N5,000 ($12.24) for all five days of the event.

It might interest you to know that the winner of the 2021 Grammy Awards for Global Music Album, BurnaBoy, is from this region of Nigeria. He also started out in this part of Nigeria before moving to the commercial hub where he strutted his art until he won the award with his album – TWICE AS TALL

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The goal for #SSMW2021 is to act as a converging point between people, innovation, technology, the media, and as to how it relates to the general impact on the Niger Delta.

So, every ambitious and goal-driven young people, Entrepreneurs, C-suite Executives,
Thought-Leaders, industry and ecosystem stakeholders including the public and private sectors are being encouraged to join in on the 5-day goal-driven experience.

For any enquiries or information you may need as regards the event, all you need do is visit their official website at www.southsouthmediaweek.com.ng


TOP 10 WAR AND HISTORY MOVIES OF THE MILLENIUM

The top 10 rated war and history movies of all time for me, are the ones that pique my emotions and adrenaline at the same time.

War movies are movies that involve a group of soldiers fighting against another, while action movie involves fighting and is most times heroic. But war and history movies are war movies with aim of replicating a true story.

1. We were Soldiers

As at the time when I watched this movie for the first time, I didn’t know who Mel Gibson was, but with time as I rewatched and rewatched, Mel Gibson stuck to my head. We were Soldiers was the movie I watched and decided that I would be a Soldier. This 2002 movie is still a watch.

2. Fury

Oh Fury! Maybe I did like it initially cos Brad Pitt was in it, but it didn’t fail to live up to the hype. The movie produced in 2014 touched some parts of war that we miss on some other movies. The emotions in this movie. (Sighs)

3. Hacksaw Ridge

Though I won’t lie that one of the reasons I initially persisted was because of Mel Gibson, but I wanted to see how the two little brothers fighting would end up. This is one emotional war movie that really got my adrenaline up.

4. Saving Private Ryan

This is one of the oldest because for a huge while I have not rewatched this.

5. Brave Heart

This 1995 Mel Gibson inspired act was a master piece for me. Though, I hate to admit, but I was sad when my hero ‘William Wallace’ later died. Brave Heart truly requires a brave heart to watch.

6. The siege of Jadotville

The siege of Jadotville, a true story 2016 movie. An Irish commander and his battalion of 150 men withstand a siege by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining corporations.

7. 12 Strong

12 Strong just typifies the courage one needs to survive in a war. Modern shooting combined with horsebacks, giving it that Epic feel.

8. Defiance

I had recently watched it, Though Daniel Craig had played James Bond in the 007 series, I didn’t like him, until today. After I had watched Defiance, I just had to love him.

9. Beasts of no Nation.

A movie I love – hate, if there’s any word like that. But this makes my movie list. Idris Elba who was one of the main characters in this saddening reality.

10.) Grey Hound

The last but definitely not the least is Tom Hanks GREY HOUND. This is loved because it how’s out of the ordinary.

P.S. These are my personal opinions and were not arranged in any order. If you do feel I missed out any movie, feel free to use the comment box to remind me.