UIAA Lagos “The Great Re-Union” – A Nite Of Pot Pourri Of Activities

More content and personalities have been revealed as part of the forthcoming event tagged THE GREAT-RE-UNION & ELDERS NITE “EKO 2017″ which is put together by the leadership of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Lagos Branch.

 

The event which is principally meant to bring together the Alumnus of the Premier University, the University of Ibadan is designed to Connect The ANCIENTS, The MEDIEVALS and The MODERN (representing different Generations) especially those staying and doing business in Lagos. It is meant to afford participants a convivial environment under one roof to discuss, network, celebrate, unwind and learn from the Elders of the Association. The Great Re-Union tagged ” EKO 2017″ is scheduled for  Friday 25th, August, 2017 at the Island Club, No 3, Island Club Road, Onikan, Lagos with red carpet & cock-tail starting by 5.00pm.

Tunji Bello

Confirmed to attend the much hyped event is the Founding Chairman UIAA, Lagos State Branch & 1948 (Ancient set) who doubles as the father of the day, Chief (Dr.)M.O Omolayole, Special Guest of Honour is Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka (University of Ibadan Vice Chancellor) and Chairman of the occasion is Elder (Dr.) F.A.O Ohiwerei. Other guests of honour are Mr. Tunji Bello (Secretary to the State Goverment, Lagos State), Alhaja Mosun Belo- Olusoga (Chairperson, Access Bank Plc), Mr. Olukayode Pitan (MD, Bank of Industry), Prof. Olatunji Abanikanda (LASU), Dr. Chris Asoluka (Maritime Guru), Sir. Kayode Otitoju (UIAA Lagos EX-Chairman), Dr. Emene Johnson (Medical Practitioner), Dr. Kemi Emina (National President, UIAA) amongst many other important dignitaries.

 

The present leadership of the UIAA Lagos under the Chairmanship of Mr. Odugbemi Sina has further emphasized and underscore the importance of the event as he was quoted” we are fulfilled to have taken this giant step of bringing different generations together as this will go a long way to help bring to the fore once again the importance and roles of Alumni Association globally with specific reference to citadel of learning in Nigeria and University of Ibadan in particular” he posited.

 

It is a nite full of pot-pourri of activities, hence, we are inviting all UITES in Lagos across generations to be part of this” he posited.

 

Part of the activities lined up for the nite includes Keynote Address on the theme – The Imperative of Alumni Associations in Social and Educational Development, Unveiling of the 3D of UIAA Lagos Dream (Secretariat/House), Awards & Investiture into UIAA Lagos Hall of Honour, Elders Nite Out, music & comedy performance  etc The event will be anchored by Mr. Tunji Sotimirin and Gbenga Windapo while performances will be from Black Image Theatre Group, Police Band, Kankere Band, Roy and his Afro-Beat Band etc

 

In the word of the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Mr. Alayande Stephen T. , he said ” the idea is to have opportunity of networking, discussing, unwinding, learning, un-learning and re-learning some of the things we thought we already know. It is going to be a beautiful nite with a lot of glamour, red carpet paparrazi, media hype etc. I can’t particularly wait for the Nostalgic Session where the Generation Next Meets the Medieval & Ancients amongst other interesting highlights. We can only mobilize as many Alumnus of the Great University of Ibadan operating within the Lagos space to be part of this life time opportunity”‘ he averred.

Toyin Ibitoye

Some of other dignitaries that are expected to be part of the event are Prof. Duro Oni, Chief Jibola Ogunsola, Alhaja Dawodu Khadijat Gbolahan, Mr. Victor Famuyibo, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye, Hon. Jimoh Muyiwa, Jahman Anikulapo, Ifedayo Olarinde(Freeze), Dr. Sola Fosudo, Adekunle Ayeni, Mr. Akinwunmi Lewis (Registrar, LASU), Mr. Toyin Ibitoye  etc.

The event is proudly supported by Zmirage Multimedia Limited, Grand Oak Nigeria Limited, Nigeria Breweries while Media support is given by Guardian Newspaper, AIT, Total Recall Media Limited, Tangalo Nigeria Ltd, Black House Media, Complete Sports, Blackface Media, REEL E Magazine, SPLASH9JA, The Gong TV, Plus Place  etc. The Event is managed by Eagles House Global Resources.

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Video: Manchester United Narrowly Escapes Celta Vigo To Get To Europa Final

Manchester United fans around the world have been celebrating the fact that they are in the Europa final but more importantly the fact that they might just be able to take the back door into Europe’s elite competition; The UEFA Champions League.

The victory didn’t come without a price though; as United lost Eric Bailly to a red card for getting into a kerfuffle with Celta Vigo’s Facundo Roncaglia.

If you missed the game, here are some of the high points of the match below:

Glory! Glory!! Man United!!!

WHEN EMCOAN CEOs GATHERS FOR 2017 SEMINAR

WHEN EMCOAN CEOs GATHERS FOR 2017 SEMINAR

It was a gathering of like minds and atmosphere replete with networking amidst knowledge acquisition as Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of leading Media/Production outfits across the country assembled for their 2017 annual Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN) CEO Business Seminar at the ADNA Hotel, GRA, Ikeja on 23rd, March, 2017.

EMCOAN the umbrella body of Chief Executives Officers (CEOs) of Content Owners in Nigeria, especially over 85% of content/programmes on TV, Radio and Online in Nigeria, with members across the country took another bold step in ensuring that her members are better equipped with the Media/Broadcast Industry trends/development .

Three facilitators took turn after each other dishing out thought-provoking and very educative perspectives as regards the media/broadcast industry and legality involved within the laws of the land.

The first speaker, Mrs. Ijeoma Onah (Content Aggregator) was very apt with the topic : Successful Distribution of Local Content on International Scale- Challenges & Opportunities as she pointed out that “more than before in the history of the industry, content distribution opportunities and network to succeed are opening, stakeholders just need to tap into it and make the best out of it despite all the challenges” she concluded. There was a tea break where interaction and networking took place before the second speaker.

Also, re-iterating the importance of maximizing the film content vis-a-vis the massive boom in theatrical releases across the country was Mr. Moses Babatope, the ED/COO, FilmHouse Cinemas and FilmOne Distribution. Mr. Babatope alongside Ijeoma answered numerous questions and gave a lot of insight with facts and figures as regards theatrical releases and its box office grosses in Nigeria. He stated the importance of producing local content via a very strong Nigeria story yet making it global in terms of technicalities, publicity, marketing and brand management for a wider audience.      

The President of EMCOAN, Mrs. Debbie Odutayo in her words said, “this has been very illuminating and very deep. Ours is an industry that evolves every other minute, hence, we need to be in tune with development and best practices globally. I wish to state that this annual EMCOAN CEO Business Seminar is one of the several initiatives of the current outgoing leadership, we hope that it can only get better with the new leadership coming in, she averred.

The last session was handled by Barr. Obianuju Otudor- Senior Associate, Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors where she spoke on Intellectual Property Matters, Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting. Often times, as content owners, she reiterated the importance of not taking things like brand logos, proper documentation, usage of location etc for granted especially when filming or shooting different productions, if all these are not properly done, such little things can lead to litigations that can take a deep cut or hole off the content owners purse. She reeled out laws governing intellectual property in Nigeria and how most industrial players are still very ignorant of them, hence, falling into unnecessary traps here and there.

The Chairman, Programme Committee of EMCOAN, Mr. Paul Igwe (MD/CEO, Whitestone Cinemas) in his elated mood said ” we want to thank the three speakers whom we have drank from their intellectual reservoir of knowledge, we hope you guys will heed our call whenever we call upon you for similar endeavors” he postulated.

The CEO Seminar had in attendance CEOs like EMCOAN Board of Trustee Chairman in person of Mr. Wale Adenuga MFR and the Chairman, WAP & WAP TV, Mrs. Debbie Odutayo (Executive Director, Royal Roots Studios/R2TV & R2FM), Mr. Opa Williams (MD), Asiwaju Benson Akindeju (CEO, AK Media), Mrs. Jibe Ologeh (MD/CEO, JYB TV & R-Wells Media Ltd) amongst many other CEOs and participants.

 

 

King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal aka K1 De Ultimate Becomes A Sexagenarian Today

The name King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal aka K1 De Ultimate is no stranger to the music industry and definitely rings several bells and opens a couple of doors along the way. The ‘King of Fuji’ as he is popularly called, today the 13th of March, 2017 adds another year and attains the grandeur age of 60.

It is a known fact that the latest sexagenarian has begun the celebration in earnest by converting his former house in Okota, Lagos, to a mosque and gifting it to his Islamic association, MUHTADEEN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION.

In his words, ‘Alihamdulilah: My mosque finally dedicated on 24th February 2017 and handed over to my Islamic Association, MUHTADEEN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION’.

Despite the buildup activities to the D-day, it is gathered that there would be no celebration today until later in the month were he will be celebrating his 60th birthday as he is scheduled to headline the first coronation anniversary of Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan; who he hold as a strong counsel.

It was also learnt a grand musical concert was hosted in his honor yesterday. The concert featured performances from various artists.

Regardless of the fact that K1 would be in Ibadan, many fans, friends and well-wishers are storming Ijebu-Ode, to pay homage to ‘KWAM 1’ and spend quality time with him before he leaves for the coronation anniversary.

Wale Turner Is My Son – Shina Peller

CEO Aquila Records, Shina peller, has revealed that music sensation, Wale Turner is his son.

Peller, made this known on an interview with Planet TV, where he talked about the ‘No’ crooner, confirming that truly, Wale Turner is his son.

He explained further saying, himself and the fast rising rapper, have bonded over time, as the years long relationship that exists between them, has blossomed into a father/son kind of affair.

Watch interview below:

George And Amal Clooney Announce Twins Too!

If you are looking for the fruit of the womb and seek twins, then Hollywood is where you should use as point of contact season.

Barely a week after Beyonce made the internet-shattering announcement of her twin pregnancy, Amal and George Clooney have also announced that they will be expecting their own set of twins in June.

Julie Chen, host of American TV talk show – The Talk, confirmed the news during her show on Thursday.

George Clooney, 55 and Amal, 39 got married in September 2014. Although, this is George’s second marriage, it’s the first time the couple will be having children.

Aretha Franklin Draws The Curtain On Music

After a career of over 50 years in the best soul music, Aretha Franklin has announced that she will stop touring.

The 74 year old said, “This is what I’ve done all my life. I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from and where it is now.” She says she will be spending time with her grandkids before they go off to college.

The singer who has been named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine will not abandon music completely. She will be recording an album that will be partly produced by Stevie Wonder.

Aretha Franklin has won 18 Grammy awards and has sold over 75million records through the span of her career.

Tiwa Savage Parties With Stars In LA At Dj Khaled’s Gig

Mavin Records artiste, Tiwa Savage arrived in Los Angeles two days ago ahead of her performance at the Essence Official Grammy week event.

Tiwa who is also signed to Jay Z’s ROC Nation label shared a photo of herself with other superstars at DJ Khaled’s album title announcement party.

She was pictured with P.Diddy, Emeli Sande and DJ Khaled himself.

Madonna Adopts Malawian Twins

58 year old singer, Madonna has revealed that she has welcomed a set of Malawian twins into her home.

On Wednesday, she shared a photo of herself and the kids, Stella and Esther on Instagram and wrote:

I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family.

 I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time. Thank you also to my friends, family and my very large team for all your support and love!”

This is coming only a month after she denied there was an adoption process and told the press that: “I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi, and then heading home. The rumors of an adoption process are untrue“.

It is not the first time Madonna is adopting children from Malawi, she had previously taken in David Banda and Mercy James, who are both 11.