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BBNaija: Again, Miracle wins N200,000 wager

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Big Brother Naija housemate, Miracle has won again, after he emerged winner of the Double Wahala final wager challenge.

The lucky BBNiaja housemate had earlier emerged winner of the season’s Payporte arena games challenge with a prize of N1 million.

He also won the Pepsi Challenge carting away the sum of N1 million.

Miracle was again lucky to have won N200,000 wager allowance after picking the box tagged number two.

Miracle won the cash in a contest with seven other housemates.

They were all instructed by BigBrother to pick a box each labelled 1- 10.

BigBrother, who presented the wager challenge as the simplest of the season, presented housemates with 10 suitcases with gift items in each of the boxes.

BigBrother said one of the suitcases contained a cash reward and instructed housemates not to pick the suitcase containing the cash reward.

He said if any of the housemates picked the suitcase containing the cash reward the housemate wins the cash reward but the house loses the wager.

Housemates were given two minutes to pick and open a box of their choice using the pin code 777.

Miracle picked the box labelled number 2.

Housemates lost the wager for the week while miracle got the N200,000 which was meant to be used as the house final week shopping allowance.

Miracle earlier wins fetched him a year supply of Pepsi products and an all-expense paid trip to Dubai for winning the Pepsi ‘Refresh The Mix’ challenge.

The housemates were tasked with solving a puzzle which involved making up the missing pieces that will reveal the faces of different Pepsi Dj ambassadors.

Two time Head of House Miracle was the first to unravel the puzzle, revealing the picture of DJ Exclusive, one of the four Pepsi DJ Ambassadors.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pepsi ambassadors, Dj Spinall and Dj Obi were in the BBNaija house to reveal to miracle his rewards for winning the Pepsi Challenge.

Miracle will travel with Pepsi DJ Ambassadors, DJ Cuppy, DJ Exclusive, DJ Spinall and DJ Obi to the One Africa music festival in June, 2018.

Miracle holds the record for most wins in the Payport arena games with three wins, therefore guaranteeing him another N1 million at the end of the current edition of the reality TV show.

(NAN)

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CBAAC, Covenant varsity partner on cultural heritage

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Moses Kadiri

No doubt, culture plays a significant role in all area of human endeavour. Without culture, many societies will be living in isolation.
To this end, the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) in collaboration with Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, recently rolled out drums to celebrate the Cultural Day in grand style, where students were urged to embrace their cultural heritage.
Held at the Lecture Theatre, Covenant University, the event, the second in the series, had as its theme: “Promoting African Cultural Heritage through Education”.
It had participants drawn from the academia and the arts and culture sector, including Covenant University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aderemi Aaron–Anthony Atayero, who was represented by Prof. Paul Idachaba Francis, the Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences, Prof. P. O. Alege, Dr. Augustine Agugua, among others.
Addressing the participants, the Director, Documentation Services, CBAAC, Mrs. Ndidi Aimienwauu who represented the Director-General of CBAAC, Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe, said, “This is a very welcome development because more often than not, people erroneously equate culture with antiquities; ancient and archaic,” she said.
Aimienwauu said combining culture with education would go a long way in addressing some of the societal ills plaguing the nation including the role of culture in the lives of the people.
She said: “Any institution of higher learning that does not build the philosophy of her teachings around culture, no matter how rigorous her academic activities, will at best produce students who are morally inept.
“It is on this basis that I want to commend the Vice Chancellor and his team for putting culture at the centre of the academic activities of the Covenant University; for us in CBAAC, this was what inspired and gave impetus to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the centre and the Covenant University.”
On her part, Chairperson, College Week 2018, Dr. Tayo George, who is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, said culture is an important aspect in every individual endeavour.
She added: “We need to go back to our culture; most of the fundamental teachings emanate from our culture. We must ensure to also carry the younger generation along, and teach them our cultural heritage so that we can have a better society.
“Most of the challenges we are facing in the country today will be a thing of the past if we embrace and teach our children cultural values. We all owe it a responsibility to teach and encourage the younger ones to embrace their culture.
“From now, we should learn to be promoting made in Nigeria goods; we should wear our traditional attire. Let’s absorb our cultural values, the positive aspect, and I am sure the society will be better for it.”
The students were not left out during the cultural day celebration, some of them made local delicacy, while others demonstrate cultural values during a competition which they were only allowed to speak their local languages.
There was also an exhibition by CBAAC where locally made works which showcased the creativity of the Nigerian people.
The works include table mats made of raffia, and raffia footwear, bags made from animal skin, a metal sculptural piece that depicts a Benin Chief showcasing their way of dressing with wrapper and beads, on among others.

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Three artists for 2018 Lagos-Berlin Residencies

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The Goethe-Institut Nigeria in the context of its partnership with the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U) in Berlin, the cultural office of local government Berlin Mitte, SAVVY Contemporary Art Space Berlin and the Arthouse Foundation in Lagos, continues with a residency programme for artists and curators from Berlin and Lagos this year.

The selected artists are Ojudun Taiwo Jacob (Nigeria) and Natalia Orendain del Castillo and Jumoke Adeyanju (Germany).
Since its founding in 2015, the aim of “Artist’s and Curator’s Residency//Berlin-Lagos” has been initiated to strengthen the dialogue between Germany and Nigeria.

It provides an individualised offer in order to get an insight into the art and culture scene of the respective city and the partner institutions. They will offer possibilities for exchange, mentoring, making contacts and the presentation of work results.
The first to participate in this project in 2015 was the artist and curator Folakunle Oshun from Lagos, Nigeria. He supported Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh at working on his solo exhibition “No food for the lazy man” at Galerie Wedding.
The following year, performance and video artist Tito Aderemi-Ibitola presented her projects that have been dealing with topics like female identity, gender roles and racism.

“Thanks to the new partner Arthouse Foundation, the residency programme could be set up bilaterally in 2018. For the first time, two artists, living and working in Berlin, have the opportunity to come to Lagos for a six-week stay each in the cultural capital of western Africa.
“Two juries in Germany and Nigeria selected the residency holders among more than 60 applications,” the organisers stated.
Natalia Orendain del Castillo, a Mexican-born visual artist and scenographer, and Jumoke Adeyanju, an all-round-artist, dancer, and poet, will travel to Lagos in autumn. At about the same time, The Nigerian artist Ojudun Taiwo Jacob, will start a three-month residence in
Berlin.

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#BBNaija: Why we didn’t send direct message to Cee-C – Family

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Following the eviction session last Sunday, which left the finalists competing for the cash price of N45 million in the Big Brother Naija house, their family members were afforded the chance of sending messages directly to the housemates to encourage them for making it to the final stage of the reality show. But the exception to the rule was Cee-C whose message came from a representative rather than a family member.

Dana, the Personal Assistant to Cee-C’s father, sent Cee-C, widely known as the drama queen of the house, a message on behalf of her family. As expected, this didn’t go unnoticed as it caused huge criticism for her family online, with many of the viewers slamming Cee-C’s family members for not making her message special. Going further, people even accused the family of distancing themselves from the young lady who is a lawyer while she remains in the house.

The bashing has apparently gotten to the family as Cee-C’s sister, Vanessa, issued a statement days ago on why they didn’t send a message directly to her. Taking to Cee-C’s Instagram account, she wrote: “I know some of us would have preferred I did the video. And trust me, I really wanted to. I needed to tell her a whole lot, especially the love from you ALL.

Well, when we were contacted, they requested a selfie video from anybody apart from the family. It was really short notice. “Dana is a family Friend. She was actually part of my bridal train. And We all Know Cee-C has a bad sight. Don’t let no one distract you with non-issue. We totally and (are) fully behind Cee-C.”

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