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Despite the economic challenges as a result of recession which began last year ended early this year, according to experts, the arts and culture sector in Nigeria fared well with series of activities, notably live theatre, especially musicals, carnivals, exhibitions, art fairs among others, took centre stage.
Significantly, the golden jubilee anniversary of the creation of Lagos State, was marked with series of art activities, including live theatre performances, colloquium, art exhibition. The Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee on Monday, March 27, unveiled a range of activities for the final celebration of the State’s Golden Jubilee anniversary. The final lap of the celebration, which started on May 27, 2016, three months after the 10-man Planning Committee to drive it was inaugurated by the Governor, kicked off on Saturday, April 8 with the stage production of “Wakaa”, a musical produced and directed by ace producer and director, Bolanle Austen-Peters, at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos. The celebration continued on April 13 with a three-day Broadway Musical Concert tagged “FELA” that featured the life and times of the Afrobeat maestro and music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and celebrate his pioneering music, which was performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production under Bill T. Jones.
On May 5, five of the highest box office films and five evergreen films were screened to local audience in the five divisions of the State including Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe. Lagos Carnival was also hold on May 13 in both the Island and Mainland zones of the State and extend to the different communities and ethnic groups in Lagos, while the Eyo Festival, last staged five years ago made a grand return on May 20 at the Tafawa Balewa Square.
Also, there were jazz music concert mixed with a fashion show to celebrate the International Jazz Day on April 30th; comedy show tagged ‘Lagos Laughs’ on May 7th where 50 of the most outstanding stand-up comedians will mount the stage on the World Laughter Day to reinforce the fact that Lagos is the capital of Stand-up Comedy in Africa and there will be a competitive dance exhibition, as well as photo exhibitions and the unveiling of a special coffee table book that captures the essence of Lagos through the lens of 50 accomplished photographers. Several colloquiums were held under the direction of the Planning Committee Chairman, Prof. Wole Soyinka, as an intellectual voyage into different areas of life, culture, history, governance and business that make Lagos an exceptional state.
Highlights of the activities also include Lagos Street Carnival, Calabar Carnival among others.
Indeed, for the visual art sector, 2017 was a ‘monumental’ year. It will be remembered as the year of monuments in Nigeria because it witnessed the commissioning of a considerable number of public monuments. Lagos state government commissioned not less than 19 gigantic new monuments in various parts of the city in a move, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, stated, is aimed at boosting the tourism potential of Lagos – Nigeria’s biggest city and commercial hub. This is unprecedented, though Lagos has over the years been a melting pot of culture, lifestyle and entertainment. The art pieces reflect the various aspects of life and history of the city and thus elicited responses as expected. Among the monuments, is a statue of the late elder statesman, and the first premier of defunct Western Region of Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. This 20-feet monument drew many reactions from Nigerians. Many said it was a bad representation of the late politician’s bearing. Particularly, his shoes in the effigy were described by many as misplaced, “they looked more like Timberland boots” which they pointed out did not go well with his flowing Agbada regalia. The criticism was rife in the social media and it went on for weeks.
In Imo state, Governor Okorocha’s love for monuments as a means of improving the tourist potential of the state is seen in his erection of giant statues of various African leaders at the Heroe’s Square in Owerri. The subjects of the statues have elicited reactions from Nigerians. While the perceived poor workmanship of Chief Awolowo’s statue was the matter in Lagos, Okorocha’s monuments drew questions about the relevance of some of the subjects to the sociocultural life and value system of Imo people. One of the seven above-life-size statues is the image of President Zuma of South Africa, who many argue was not suitable for such honour, especially in a state where workers and pensioners are being owed for months. Also, Nigerian citizens and other Africans living in South Africa have suffered rounds of xenophobic attacks in recent times and honouring the president of such a country is insensitive on the part of Imo state governor.

Reactions to these monuments are typical of feelings that public art generate, and 2017 saw lots of it especially in the social media.
The year also saw the successful outing of the second edition of Art X Lagos, a home-grown art fair which debuted in 2016. The fair became bigger, making it the most attended and talked about visual art event of the year. With 14 galleries, 61 artists from 10 countries and over 9,000 persons in attendance, an improvement on last year’s 5,000 visitors. Art X Lagos is obviously one of the highpoints of the Visual art sub-sector in the year. In October this year, Nigeria joined the rest of the world as it got a Pavillion for the first time in La Biennale di Venezia-the world’s oldest art biennale. Established in 1895, it has more than 120 years history and has reached over 500,000 visitors during its art exhibitions. A biennale is a mega art exhibition and many countries of the world host it as independent municipal projects, but they are considered critical artistic milestones through which arts and culture are showcased. A biennale like that of Venice is considered as the art Olympics for artists and curators across the world. Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhamenor and Qudus Onikeku represented Nigeria in Venice. This year also saw Lagos making its debut as a city with its own art biennial. The event titled ‘Living on the Edge’, attracted over 40 international artists from 20 countries. According to Akete Art Foundation, the organizers of the event, the Biennial “is out to position Lagos on the map as a major art capital on the African continent.”
From a humble beginning at Enugu in 2007, the annual Life in My city Art Festival clocked its 10th anniversary in 2017, thus making it one of the longest running and sustainable art events in the country. The head of the 2017 edition jury, Jerry Buhari noted that there is an increase in the sponsorship and more people are showing interest in the program. Governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Oba Otudeko, chairman of Honeywell group, French Consul, Laurent Polonceaux and the iconic visual artist, Professor El Anatsui- who has given tickets to four of the top winners to the Dak’art Biennale holding in 2018.
The year 2017 saw many cheery developments in the private sector such as the museums under construction donated by Prince Yemisi Shyllon to the Pan African University, Lagos and another museum being constructed by His Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha. Also, the Thought Pyramid Arts Centre opened its Lagos branch this year.
Lagos based Omenka Gallery hosted series of art exhibitions in 2017, such as Bits of Borno by Fati Abubakar, Realm of Freedom by Raqib Bashorun, Bubbles of Emotion by Adeola Balogun, and Where Do We Go From Here by Ebenezer Akinola.
This year marked the 100th natal anniversary of Prof. Ben Enwonwu MBE, Nigeria’s late modernist artist. Apart from the Access Bank Collection of his work (a group of seven wooden sculptures, originally commissioned by the Daily Mirror in 1960) exhibited as part of the Art X Lagos art fair to highlight his posthumous birthday, in London a conference themed Positioning Nigerian Modernism was held in his honour at Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.
While the private sector remained vibrant in the Arts sector, a lot is still expected from the Federal government especially in the provision of art infrastructure. Many are of the view that we need more public museums, galleries other art spaces that can provide opportunities and support for the artists and other players in the sector. Abdulfattah Adeyemi at a lecture held recently as part of Abuja Unlocked Exhibition and Jerry Buhari at his solo exhibition at Thoughts Pyramid Arts Centre Abuja lamented the lack of befitting public art spaces in the city of Abuja.
The arts sector in general performed well with various festivals taking place in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. The Calabar Carnival for the year 2017 has grown and its beginning to attract more attention both locally and internationally. The arts and culture sector looks good and we can only hope that year 2018 will bring better fortunes for the arts.
For notable artist, critic and art administrator, Kunle Filani, it was a good year for the sector.
“I think it was a good year in the sense of the quality and the number of public outings that we had especially in Lagos. November was the year of Art X, Lagos Biennial, photography exhibitions and so on; as well as various exhibitions by the galleries. So, when you sum it up, it was quite a very dynamic year; very successful in terms of exposure for artists and the connoisseurs, galleries and individual enthusiasts. So in terms of the visual art, it was quite interesting and dynamic, and you can also say that for some of the other arts, like music, live theatre. There were a lot of activities. The good thing also is that even though we are complaining about government presence, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is also a regular face at some of these events which is also very important. It lends credence to government’s interest in the art. So with that, I think we had a good year in 2017,” he said.
Filani, however, stressed the need for a cultural policy. He said, “There is a cultural policy, the 1988 Cultural Policy, which is quite elaborate. The problem is that we have never implemented it fully. If we begin to implement, just like any other area where we have good policies, like the National Policy on Education, but the implementation is the problem we have.”
Also, in an interview with New Telegraph, another notable artist, Nsikiak Essien, posit that it was a good year for the sector. His words: “It was a good year for the sector especially the visual art. Recently, we had an exhibition in Abuja, and it was well publicized to an extent and there were people who were able to have access to the art. In fact art was taking to new set of appreciators that were raised. It was an explosion. It was organized from one venue to another. I believe that if such shows keep happening all over the place it will reposition the art and make it more widely accepted.
So for me, the art sector – visual art sector – really fared well. We had many exhibitions, art fairs, residencies, among others.”
On 2018, he said he expects more programmes such as art exhibitions, residencies, fairs among others: “Things will improve,” Essien said.

Projection for 2018
We expect more activities, government support, say stakeholders.
According to Filani 2018 holds a promise of better sector. “I believe we should consolidate on what we have done and achieved so far. We expect more robust interactive sessions support from the government, especially the Ministry of Information and Culture, we should be able to talk about change in policies, implementation of policies, like Artist Registration Council, which we have all been clamouring for. It is also important that there is a befitting National Museum and Monuments.
“The good thing about Lagos is that we also witnessed a number of public sculptures that were installed in Lagos. It shows that Governor Ambode is an art lover and he is willing to spend money to make Lagos a tourist centre. In fact, for me, he is perhaps the most significant thing that happened to La

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Exploring the power of Arts in Medicine

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Arts in Medicine Fellowship, an integral part of the Arts in Medicine (AIM) project of Tender Arts Nigeria, held its maiden workshop in Lagos recently.
Supported by United States Consulate General, Arts in Medicine Fellowship, according to the founder, Tender Arts Nigeria, Mandela Washington Fellow and also the project lead for arts in medicine in Africa, Kunle Adewale, seeks to foster relationships between artists, clinicians and those in medical field.

“It is centred on capacity building and collaboration amongst Young professionals in arts and healthcare and persons in their mid-career.
“Our focus at ‘Arts in Medicine’, include civic leadership and engagement, social innovation and design thinking, arts workshops and exhibitions,” he said.
He hinted that with his experience, witnessing how arts help the sick, he found Suzzane Farrell’s words that “The Arts are the hospitals for our soul,” to be very true.

“There is increasing evidence that the display of visual art, especially images of nature, can have positive effects on health outcomes, including shorter length of stay in hospitals, increased pain tolerance and decreased anxiety. The idea that art may have potential positive benefits in healthcare is not new and has been recognised by artists and healthcare professionals alike.

“I was inspired to start using creative engagements (Creative Arts) as a therapy and create awareness on chronic illness such as Sickle Cell anemia and Cancer. I also use art for mental health working with patients in Nigerian Psychiatric Hospital.

“I have witnessed how patients are being treated badly in the hospitals by staff and caregivers. There are countless encounters with parents who are depressed and are hopeless because of the chronic conditions of their children.

“I am passionate about how arts can be used to transformed healthcare experience. I believe art is the hospital for human souls. I am using arts to build relationships and positive connections, creating space for healing, happiness and hope for patients and their caregivers in Nigeria.

With the Arts in Medicine Fellowship, we intend to provide arts-related Workshops, civic engagement for Professionals, Patients, their Caregivers, and Staff of healthcare organizations/institutions.
‘Arts in Medicine’ recognises the integral role of the arts in healing the spirit and transforming the healthcare treatment experience. It’s been proven that creative outlets help to reduce stress, anxiety, boredom and the perception of pain. Creative engagements through Arts in Medicine Project include: fine arts workshops and group art activities, where no past artistic experience is necessary for participants (Medical Personnel).”
He added that he believes the future of Africa is bright when “young people innovates and creates sustainable projects through creative engagements. The reality of Africa we envision lies in the expression of talents of empowered young people who are driven by a formidable force to make change at all cost.”

Speaking further on how he came about the idea, he said: “In 2015, I had a privilege of travelling to the United States through Mandela Washing Fellowship a flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

My host institution was Tulane University in New Orleans; it was there that I met the Director for Arts in Medicine Tulane. We had an interesting conversation about some of my Arts projects in Nigeria and how she is managing the art programs at Tulane Hospital. Today, that professional encounter has helped me to scale up the Arts in Medicine program in Africa through collaboration with other healthcare centres and the support of the United States mission in Nigeria.”

While Arts in Medicine Project was launched in November 24, 2017, Arts in Medicine Fellowship was officially launched in Lagos Nigeria penultimate Sunday, at National Sickle Cell Centre Lagos Nigeria.
Dignitaries at the event include the Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate General Lagos Nigeria, Darcy Zotter, who was distinguished guest of honour, the National Director and CEO Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, Dr. Cecilia Ogun, Chief Medical Director Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital Yaba Lagos, Dr. Bunmi Omojowolo Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association, Mufu Onifade, Deputy Director, Curatorial Services National Gallery of Art, among many others.

Adewale also hinted that Arts In Medicine Fellowship will be an annual event and would run for seven weeks.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Ms. Darcy Zotter, expressed optimism that the initiative will go a long way in improving the quality of lives of the participating patients.
“The Arts in Medicine initiative is yet another example of projects that support U.S. Mission Nigeria’s goals. The U.S. Mission to Nigeria’s Public Affairs Sections makes available grant and funding opportunities to carry out projects of this type, which have social impact.
“We are happy to support this project which seeks to transform healthcare service delivery and healing through the arts. Creative arts programs can help patients work towards recovery in an effective and enjoyable way,” Zotter said.

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Nollywood stars in God’s Vineyard

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Call them legends of Nollywood and you are stating the obvious. At various point in the evolution of the industry, they ruled the screen. Today, many of them now work for God. TONY OKUYEME, LANRE ODUKOYA and ADEDAYO ODULAJA profile these star actors

 

ZACK ORJI

It is not for nothing that Zack Orji is as highly regarded as he is in Nollywood and beyond. An actor noted for his impressive delivery of roles and impeccable diction, Orji has been active long before the advent of Nollywood. Apart from acting, Zack Orji is involved in many things and preaching the gospel is notable among them and people have spotted him in cities such as Abuja, Nasarawa and Makurdi doing the work of the ministry.

Widely known as a gentleman without blemish, many say that must have weighed heavily on his decision to become a worker in the Vineyard of God. Speaking in an interview, Orji, said: “I’m also an ordained reverend, a pastor so I get invitations to minister in different churches both within and outside Nigeria. I didn’t set out to be an ordained reverend. My bishop probably got inspired by God to ordain me.

I worship with Power Line Bible Church under Bishop Lawrence Osagie, and he ordained me in 2012.” He disclosed that even before his ordination, he had been receiving invitations from different places to come and minister. “So when the offer came from my bishop to ordain me, I didn’t reject it. I took it whole heartedly and I get excited when I have opportunity to speak to people, inspire them and draw them closer to God.”

MAJID MICHEL

Many observers of Nollywood and beyond cannot stop being surprised with the case of Majid Michel, easily one of the best actors in Nollywood in the last decade.The Ghanaian actor, who has already been invited to many churches in his native country as well as Nigeria to preach, first shocked people by saying he will no longer accept kissing roles in movies as taking on such roles may affect his new assignment as a minister of God. While speaking further during an appearance on Bryte FM in Ghana, Majid, who talked about being addicted to masturbation before his encounter with God, said the decision will help him take the gospel to the end of the world although he said he should not be judged by the characters he played in movies.

The actor who boasts of the skill set, grit and looks for the Casanova roles for which he is widely regarded, has stressed that he is now truly born again and is a servant of God. His response was in reaction to critics who dismissed his claims of being a pastor as a ploy to preserve his popularity among movie fans in the continent.

Majid, who is now fond of preaching and writing about his new-found state on social media in recent times, said his motive was not to seek the attention of anyone.While quoting directly from the scriptures weeks ago, he wrote via his Instagram account: “Am I now trying to win the favour and approval of men or that of God? “Or am I seeking to please someone?

If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” Except there is a drastic change in his ways, it looks like Majid is now solely focused on working for God and spreading the gospel to as many as possible.

LIZ BENSON

Arguably the most notable female artiste yet to be part of Nollywood in history, Liz Benson is a true screen goddess. She used to be the toast of many lovers of Nigerian films and TV series, heralding the stage long before Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade and the rest came along.

Her journey into stardom began with featuring in the popular television soap, “Fortunes” in 1993 where she played the role of Mrs. Agnes Johnson. Apart from “Fortunes” which ran for at least two years on NTA, she acted in various TV serials and movies before hitting it big with the coming of Nollywood. In 1994, she acted in Glamour Girls, one of the blockbusters of the early years of Nollywood. The movie, which also featured the enigmatic Eucharia Anunobi, turned Liz Benson into a star.

Having been a part of movies since long before the advent of Nollywood thus, Liz Benson went on to thrill Nigerians for many years, becoming a part of the childhood of many Nigerians who are now in their 30s before disappearing in late 2000s.

Liz Benson later got married to Pastor Great Ameye of the Freedom Family Assembly International Church. With the church based in Jesse, Delta state, it explained why she went off the radar and not even featuring in a few movies in the last few years has been able to put her back firmly on the minds of industry followers. But being married to a pastor and ordained an evangelist in the church means she runs the church with her husband and makes her busy with the work of the kingdom.

 

SYLVESTER MADU

Sylvester Madu might not be as popular as many on this list but those who followed Nollywood in the last 15 years or more would remember the man who had a reputation for playing tough characters. That was then as the man later quit acting for good to become a full time pastor in a Christ Embassy branch located at Eric Moore Road in Surulere, Lagos. Today, he bears a different toga, one that is very different from that of the bad boy characters for which he was widely known in movies like Sound of Poverty, Power of Trust, Scent of Passion, Margaret Thatcher, Holy Cross and The Sheperd.

KENNETH OKONKWO

Kenneth has been a born again and a pastor for a long time and his journey towards this course started a long time ago as a young man worshipping in Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM). He later married the daughter of the mission’s General Overseer but the marriage crashed not long after, leading to a divorce. Known for his role in the movie, Living in Bondage, the actor and lawyer won the African Movie Academy Award on a Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood among others and he has said not even divorcing his wife has affected his work as minister of God in anyway. He might not be in the CPM where his former father-in-law is the GO but he continues to serve God in different capacities while also remaining active in Nollywood.

LARRY KOLDSWEAT

One of the true veteran actors of Nollywood, Larry Koldsweat, is best known for playing devious characters in most of the movies he acted in. After starting out as a singer who later joined the music band of the Nigerian Army, said he is no longer involved in Nollywood. As a grandfather, he believes he quit when it was time to give way to younger elements, saying: “I quit from the industry (Nollywood) about six years ago because I have the call of God in my life, I am now a pastor.”

HILDA DOKUBO

Hilda Dokubo is arguably one the Nollywood actor who took the art of crying effortlessly to a new height, something the younger ones have not been able to replicate years after. Now based in Port Harcourt, the actor is said to have gotten closer to God as she leads women who go round churches, organisations and areas to preach the word of God. Speaking in an interview not long ago, the CEO actor who is planning to go into full time ministry soon, said: “You know I’m a Christian, I’m born again and I’m a minister (of God).

GLORIA DOYLE

There is no missing Gloria Doyle, the fashionable actress who also sings. The happy-go-single mother of three has impressed with her crazy outfits and hairdo but today she says old things are passed away and everything about her has become new. Being the founder of The Glory of God’s Oath Ministry and Daughters of Shalom, an interdenominational single parent support ministry has not stopped her from saying she would go nude for $20million.

On the confusion her manner of dressing and avowed life as a minister of God, she said in an interview: “I think I know more of the Bible, I’m spiritually conscious, I’m spirit filled, I’m born again, I speak in tongues but that does not make me any less than a showbiz person. I don’t think anyone has ever caught me naked anywhere but I think I’m a very sexy person.”

OKEY OGUNJIOFOR

This is the man reputed to be the producer of Living in Bondage, the movie believed to have kick-started the birth of what is today known as Nollywood. Today, he is no longer active on the movie front but he still calls himself an actor and a preacher of the gospel. With the explosion of the movie, and by extension, Nollywood in 1992, he hardly features in movies now but only appears by special arrangement. According to him, his participation in the movie industry was just a matter of chasing one’s hobby but he is now fully immersed in spreading the word of God and giving motivational speeches as well as being the author of many works of Christian literature.

From Nollywood to God’s Vineyard

Long before Tonto Dikeh came on the scene, there was an intensely controversial actor, a female known as Eucharia Anunobi. Some of the reasons for the controversial stance are the roles she played in many movies including the popular Glamour Girls and her manner of speaking her mind.

That explains why it was with shock that many of her fans received the news that Eucheria Anunobi has become a born again Christian. In fact, story of her conversion remains one of the most-talked about in Nollywood, especially with her standing as a controversial actor.

The ordination of Eucharia Anunobi as an evangelist, which reportedly took place at the Fresh Oil Ministry in Egbeda, Lagos on a Sunday in February back in 2012, was carried out by Pastor Psalm Okpe along with other men of God. The ordination, coming just months after she made the announcement that old things have passed away as she had turned a new leaf and given her life to Christ, was as unconventional as most things that have anything to do with Eucharia are. It does not matter that now bearing a collar has not done much to reduce her nature as a flashy and daring woman.

Eucheria, who reportedly bought a brand new BMW X5 just weeks after her ordination, has had to refute reports that she has abandoned acting for acting. According to her, she has only had to be more careful and choosy in accepting movie roles. Speaking to New Telegraph in response to questions based on this story, she said: “I don’t know why people get the impression that when you are a pastor you are not supposed to have a career.

As far as I can remember, most, if not all, reverend fathers (catholic priests), reverend sisters are all degree and masters’ degrees holders in one career or the other; and they are all continuously schooling, just like I am also schooling as it were. And they have their careers.

“For instance, most Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pastors, starting from Baba Adeboye, are doctorate degree or masters’ degree holders and they have one career or the other, one business or the other. “So, I wonder why people make it look as if because you are a pastor you would not have a career.

To be a minister in the house of the gospel of Jesus is selfless service. It is not something that you do and should be paid for as a career.” The Abuja Connection actor added: “So, I think it is wrong for somebody to think that because I am a minister of the gospel, therefore I have stopped working as an artiste.

No, I have not stopped working as an artiste. It is a gift from God. Don’t forget what the Bible says in the book of Proverbs chapter 15 verse 16 that ‘The gift of a man makes the way for him.’ It also applies to the woman. When I was called on the 17th of March, 1997, I had already become a mega movie star. So, when my God Almighty, Yahweh found me in the movie industry, he found me a glamorous, wonderful, elegant, beautiful looking woman.

So, I am not going to throw away the gift and the platform he gave to me. As a matter of fact I finished from a movie production about two weeks ago.” Asked if she would have taken part in the movie, Glamour Girls given her present status as a minister of the gospel if she could turn back the hands of time, it was an answer expected of the vintage Eucharia Anunobi. “Yes, I would have done it, because acting is not your personal life, it is your career. I they give me the role of a prostitute; I will do it, because it is a gift from God.

I am not a prostitute, neither am I a thief. I am only acting the role. So, for me, I would act any role, but of course, I don’t believe in undue exposure which does not add any meaning to the movie, that makes no sense. Acting is meant to portray real life. So, I can act any role, but undue exposure, I would not be part of it.”

 

 

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BBNaija 2018: I only had one-night stand with you – Rapper, CDQ Olowo replies Ifu Ennada

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Nigerian entertainer, CDQ Olowo, has responded to Big Brother Naija’s housemate, Ifu Ennada, saying he only had a one-night-stand with her.

Yesterday, Ifu Ennada had called out the popular rapper, accusing him of dumping her after sacrificing so much for his music career.

She claimed the singer forgot about her after attaining stardom.

According to Ifu Ennada, she was just 17 when she “sponsored” CDQ, gave him money meant for her handouts, school fees, and also gave him tickets to VIP event. Only for her to be used and dumped.

She said it was not about the money but about the sacrifices she made for him.

But reacting to Ifu’s claim, the musician described her as a one-night-stand, asking her to seek for promo the right way instead of talking “bullsh*t.

CDQ Olowo wrote on his Instagram, “I’m a self made. Dm or contact my management if you need free promo not by saying bullshit (sic).

“You were just a one night stand.”

 

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