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How Big Brother Naija platform contributed to my growth as an actress, singer- Bisola Aiyeola.

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Since the launch of Big Brother Naija in 2006, it has garnered a huge following and created superstars. One of them – Bisola Aiyeola.

The edge Big Brother Naija gives is, that it has democratized success so anybody can become very famous. That’s why young Nigerians consider it to be the biggest platform to showcase skills and inner creativity. In Big Brother Naija every housemate is a winner whether you go home with the cash prize or not, if you can successfully sell your talent and yourself, you’re made.

Although, a lot of people might not remember, before her time in the Big Brother House, Bisola was on a music talent hunt show, Project Fame West Africa in 2008 where she came fifth.  She went on to become a TV host of Billboard Nigeria and even had a lead role in the TV series, ‘Life of a Nigerian Couple’.  However, she didn’t become a household name until 2017 when she became the first runner-up in the Big Brother Naija ‘See Gobe’ show.

Speaking at a recent interview, Bisola said, “Big Brother Naija is an amazing platform to actualize your dreams and goals.”  ‘It is important for incoming housemates to make use of the platform to advertise their skills to a continent-wide audience, as this is an exposure that will change anyone’s life for good.’ She concluded.

To that effect, Bisola has taken full advantage of her time in the Big Brother Naija house to advance her music and acting career, landing a management deal with The Temple Management Company which already houses big names like Don Jazzy, Iyanya, 9ice, Nigerian sprinter Seye Ogunlewe; and has released an EP and music videos. Since her exit from the show, she has attended the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York as an Ambassador of One Campaign Initiative, secured more movie roles and won the AMVCA “Trail Blazer” award in 2018 – an achievement she says she’s most proud of.

Nothing captures the impact of her stint in the Big Brother Naija house better than a message she wrote on the anniversary of her departure from the show in 2018.

“Today is a birthday of sorts for me. One year ago, I left the Big Brother House as runner-up and set upon a path that has been beyond my wildest dreams. People always ask me about my time in the house, but truth is none of us imagined the hype surrounding everything we were doing and how our lives were going to change. It still takes me by surprise when I travel around the world and people come up to me to wish me well and sometimes even quote things, I said from a year ago. I went into the house with just one purpose which was to reach as many people and showcase my talent. When I think of the things that my Big Brother experience has allowed me to do in the past 12 months, it is difficult to do so without overwhelming gratitude. It has allowed me greater selection in the kind of projects I do. It has given me the opportunity to add my voice to the plight of our young girls who have the smallest voices in our country. Most important, it has allowed me to be closer to all of you. I thank @multichoice_africa, @payporte and @dstvnigeria for the life-changing opportunity. I thank My mother, my sister @Adunola.a, My daughter Leyla for their constant support. I thank you @biodunstephen and @thetemplecompany for always having my back. I thank each and every one of you for continuing to tolerate my craziness and allowing me to be myself. Trust me when I say you ain’t seen nothing yet! I love you all. #NaTheWorkWeDeyDo #BeTheMovement #TMC #TMPL #BBNaija”

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Kanye West slams Kim Kardashian for denying him access to daughter’s birthday

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Rapper Kanye West has slams Kim Kardashian for hiding their daughter’s birthday party venue from him.

Kanye West on Saturday went live to claim that his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian was purposely keeping him from seeing his daughter, Chicago on her birthday.

In the video, Kanye said, “I’m just wishing my daughter a public happy birthday. I wasn’t allowed to know where her party was. I’m taking control of my narrative this year. I’m not going to let this happen. Chicago, happy birthday, I love you. I’m just putting this up online because I need y’all support.”

He went on and complained about how fathers have been kept out of the family unit for ages and even with all his wealth, he still finds himself in that position.

Chicago is his third child with Kim and clocked four on Saturday.
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Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet split after 16 years

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Jason Momao and his wife Lisa Bonet have split after four years of marriage and 16 years together.

The Game Of Thrones star, 42, and the Cosby Show actress, 54, announced they are separating in a joint statement shared to Jason’s Instagram account on Wednesday.

Their statement read: ‘We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding and our family is of no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring.

‘And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.’

The couple explained in their statement that they weren’t announcing their separation ‘because we think it’s newsworthy, but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty.’

‘The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other to be who we are learning to become.

The continued: ‘Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our Children,’ they concluded. ‘Teaching our Children What’s possible ~ Living the Prayer.

‘May Love Prevail,’ they added, signing off as ‘J & L.’

Although the separation announcement seemingly came out of nowhere, weeks earlier Bonet had said she was learning to be ‘authentically me’ when she chatted with Marisa Tomei for Interview in December.

After the Spider-Man: No Way Home star asked Bonet ‘what’s calling’ her, she replied, ‘Definitely learning how to be authentically me, learning to be new, and following this invitation from the universe to step into this river of uncertainty.

‘We’ve eliminated all this extra noise, and now it’s time to grow our roots deeper into our own values.’

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Jazz legend James Mtume dies at 76

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James Mtume, a percussionist who performed in Miles Davis’ seminal fusion band from 1971 to 1975 and later had hits with his own eponymous group, has died at the age 76.

Lisa Lucas, the daughter of Mtume’s late creative partner Reggie Lucas,took to Twitter this morning to confirm the passing of the musician.

“So much loss. So much grief. Rest in power to Uncle Mtume. My late fathers partner in crime, the co-creator of the songs of my life (and about my birth!). He was essential part of the life of the man who made me, therefore me too. Gone now. He will be dearly, eternally missed,” Lucas wrote.

There is no cause of death at the time of reporting.

The American jazz musician appeared on 80 albums with a wide variety of other notable musicians, including Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Roberta Flack, and Lonnie Liston Smith

Mtume was born James Heath Jr., the son of jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath, in Philadelphia. He was raised by his mother Bertha Forman and pianist James “Hen Gates” Forman, who played in Charlie Parker’s band.

In 1978 Mtume formed his self-named “sophistifunk” R&B-jazz ensemble with Lucas and vocalist Tawatha Agee, releasing the albums “Kiss This World Goodbye” (1978), “In Search of the Rainbow Seekers” (1980), “Juicy Fruit” (1983), “You, Me and He” (1984, also the title of their second biggest single), and “Theater of the Mind” (1986).

After the band split in the late 1980s, Mtume maintained his profile in activist causes as well as music, working as a producer on such projects as Mary J. Blige‘s 1997 “Share My World” album, K-Ci and Jo-Jo’s “Love Always” and R. Kelly’s “Freak Tonight,” along with working as an on-air radio personality for New York City’s KISS 98.7 FM.

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