The United Nations has disassociated itself from Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo better known as D’Banj.
D’Banj is accused of rape by Seyitan Babatayo, a matter which has prompted the order of an investigation from the office of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Following the allegations against him, over 22,000 Nigerians signed a petition on Change.org as of June 24, 2020 to strip him of his supposed United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
In 2012, D’Banj’s publicists had claimed that the musician was the first Nigerian to be appointed a UN Youth Ambassador for Peace.
Reacting to an inquiry by PUNCH on the status of this purported ambassadorship, the UN replied saying:
“I would like to confirm that the said Mr. Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj is not a UN Ambassador. The title was accorded to him by an obscure UN youth association which has nothing to do with the United Nations. I hope this clarifies.”
FirstBank Unveils TV Adaptation of Smart Money Woman in Partnership with Arese Ugwu
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman. The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 9:30pm.
The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of women in society as they carry out their day to day activities in spite of the gender imbalance in the society, especially in Africa. The series is an adaptation of Smart Money Woman written to tackle debt, providing tips on inculcating the right savings culture of the African middle class (why don’t we say – every individual – as against limiting to African middle class), the fear and misconceptions surrounding money and the lack of it, love, friendships, cultural and societal pressures and the roles they play in success.
The half hour 13-episode series which is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and Co-, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia Tv Africa will have viewers exposed to financial literacy nuggets. Its cast include; Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Ini Dima-Okojie, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.
According to Author and Executive Producer, Smart Tribe Media, Arese Ugwu; “The Smart Money Woman is a love letter to every modern and upwardly mobile African women who are exploring life opportunities and experiences to find that right balance in their day to day activities especially in their career, friendship, relationship and of course, family.”
“We thank First Bank of Nigeria Limited for being the first corporate sponsor to believe in my dream and take a chance on a first-time producer. This is a partnership we are pleased to reckon with, whilst we recognise how they have successfully empowered women across the geo-political zones in Nigeria through its various initiatives, especially the FirstGem product. They have provided mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women thereby contributing to the continued growth and development of the country.”
Speaking on the TV show, Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said “FirstBank has been at the forefront of promoting female empowerment and we understand the role financial literacy plays in deepening financial inclusion, whilst promoting female independence. The essence of the TV programme is to raise financial awareness to inspire every individual in the society, especially women, to make informed choices and take effective actions for their financial wellbeing, she concluded.”
BBNaija: Laycon Expresses Hope of Making it to the Finals
As the Big Brother Naija lockdown approaches the home stretch, Laycon has expressed confidence he would escape eviction and make it to the finals.
He made this assertion in a conversation with Head of House Nengi on Friday.
Laycon said to Nengi:
“Two people are leaving on Sunday, and I am not one of them.”
Nengi, on the other hand, responded positively saying amen.
“Amen, Laycon I say Amen, you must not leave, Nengi said.
BBN 2020: Who Leaves on Sunday – Prince, Kiddwaya, Ozo or Dorothy?
Big Brother Naija 2020 housemates, Prince, Kiddwaya, Ozo and Dorothy, have been put up for eviction by other housemates.
The organizers of the show had announced that they have decided to go back to the previous way of nominating housemates who would be up for eviction.
Following the development, after the Arena Games on Monday, the housemates where called individually into the diary room by Biggie to nominate the housemate they want up for possible eviction.
However, after the nominations, Prince, Kiddwaya, Ozo, and Dorothy got the highest nominations.
Meanwhile, Biggie said that at least one of the nominated housemates will be evicted on Sunday.
This is how the housemates voted:
Dorothy – Kiddwaya, Neo
Nengi – Dorothy, Prince
Laycon – Ozo, Dorothy
Kiddwaya – Vee, Prince
Trikytee – Prince, Kiddwaya
Ozo – Prince, Kiddwaya