When I went to Jay-office Z’s to sell myself, they actually sold me to myself instead — Sarkodie

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Sarkodie speaks about his first encounter with Beyoncé

Sarkodie, the multiple award-winning Ghanaian hip-hop singer, has revealed his experience at Jay-Z’s Office (Rock Nation).

He said he was shocked by the experience.

Sarkodie’s appearance on the Podcast With MacG in Nigeria on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, revealed more facts about himself and the Ghanaian entertainment industry, with the latest being how Jay-Z’s team narrated his musical journey to himself.

He stated that his first visit to the Rock Nation was intended to preach to them about himself, but shortly after his arrival, they began telling him about his works and even others he had never heard of before.

“I went to Rock Nation, Jay-Z’s office, I thought I was going to sell myself not knowing they already know me. They were giving me a whole breakdown of myself… Even stuff I didn’t have. I kept quiet because I was going to sell myself, but they ended up selling me to myself,” he stated

Before Sarkodie’s revelation about his awesome experience at Jay-Z’s office, he repeated what Nigerian rapper Ice Prince said about his (Sarkodie’s) meeting with Beyoncé at the 2012 BET awards.

According to him, the American songstress walked toward him, but because of how surprised he was, he didn’t notice it until she shook her head and walked back.

Sarkodie further stated that that experience was something he didn’t want to discuss in Ghana because he knew no one was going to believe that.

“There was a funny story that happened, till date, I haven’t dared to share it, but Ice Prince came to Ghana and shared it. When I come to Ghana and share this story, there is no way they gonna believe me.

“I was sitting at the BET on the aisle, and we have Beyoncé and her crew coming, and she saw me and stood right in front of where I was sitting, and she bowed her head. I was thinking it wasn’t me, and so I was looking behind,” he stated.

Then Ice Prince said was you and she just shook her head and just walked off. So, when I saw her do this new project with a lot of African artists, I was like these guys kinda know what is actually happening,” he revealed.

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Fabio Jackson: In a video, a man who resembles Michael Jackson breaks dances and impresses many.

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A man who has a striking resemblance with the late King of Pop Michael Jackson has continued to ride on that fame The doppelganger identified as Fabio Jackson has amassed a large following of 2.1 million fans on social media platform TikTok Keeping his fans entertained, the social media personality makes videos in which he break-dances to the singer’s songs and other engaging contents

What would you do if you found out that you have a striking resemblance with a widely-known celebrity? For a young man identified as Fabio Jackson, a Michael Jackson doppelganger, it means more than just going viral.

Since his discovery some years ago, Fabio has taken advantage of his fame to become a content creator and this has seen his followers on social media grow tremendously.

On TikTok, his account @theefabiojackson has over 2.1 million followers.

 

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In one of his videos, the American could be seen dressed in the late singer's kind of outfit as he did a break-dance before a large mirror. The young man has however come under fire for doing multiple surgeries to look more like Michael Jackson, Famous People Today reports. People who come across his videos for the first time can't help but wonder if Michael Jackson reincarnated.

 

 

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Milo African Championship: Transformational experience for future champions

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Young lads, hardly 12 years but they are already having a taste of what being a future champion can bring. They are students of St. Barnabas LGEA , Ilorin who are Nigeria’s representatives at the 3rd Milo African U-17 Championship which kicked off in Lagos on Friday, May 30. It is not possible to describe the transformation being part of the event has brought to their lives and as confessed by team’s captain, Olakunle Olusegun when he said, “I don’t know how to describe my life since we started camping at the Kwara Football Academy because it is something I have never experienced but I am very very happy”. But like other kids their age, most of the players admitted to being home sick and would have loved to have their parents, brothers and sisters around. captain of the team, Olakunle Olusegun and Adams Mustapha were the first to express a desire to have close relations around but also noted that the fact they have been together from Ilorin has made them develop brotherly affections.

Olusegun reasoned that “ we started being together from school but then we were coming from our homes until we were camped at the Kwara Football Academy and now here. I am sure my parents would have loved to be around, I also miss them but we are fine as a team and already relating as brothers”.
After a trip to Lagos for a Media launch of the tournament activities organized by Nestle PLC at the Protea Hotel, Maryland, the players returned to Ilorin to start a two weeks camping exercise managed by Paul Adams Odey, one of the Coaches at the first of its kind football academy in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Odey is a widely travelled Coach and have overseen the rise of many youngsters to prominence in football as a coach of some former top league clubs. The exercise initially scheduled to last a forthnight extended to over another week as the General Manager of the Academy, Mutiu Adepoju accepted to have the lads stay on before their next itinerary which was another camping exercise at the International Sports Academy in Wasinmi, Ogun State founded by yet another ex-international and captain of the then Green Eagles, Chief Segun Odegbami (MON).
During the duration of the camping in Ilorin, the kids were conditioned for competition playing quality friendly games against youth teams within Ilorin and they came off with good results, testifying to the quality of drills they have been put through. Assessing the performance of the team after one of the numerous friendly games, Odey had this to say, “I am satisfied with the performance of the boys, you know they are very young and their mind is very impressionable at this period of their development, so we took them through the basics to provide them the needed grounding to become all round players in the future”.\
 
Tope Omodara is only 11 years old and prior to the trip to Lagos for the media presentation of the team hasn’t made such long trip outside his native Ilorin. Tope who plays as a forward and has aspirations of playing professional football is already looking forward to the competition. This confidence received a boost when the team was paid surprise visits by two of Nigeria’s illustrious former national team players, Emmanuel Amuneke and Nwankwo Kanu, both former Winners of the African Footballer of the Year Award.
 
Amuneke, presently the Coach of the National U-17 team preparing for the African Youth Championship was the first to arrive the camp and he had his routine cut out. The former Barcelona of Spain player took the boys out to the field and complimented the efforts of the team’s coaches in an early morning drill that lasted until about 11am. Not done, he sat the lads down and offered motivational talks, leading them through his own career path and admonishing them to work hard, be determined and play for each other.
 
Amuneke afterwards shared his impressions thus “those were wonderful kids that brought back pleasant memories of how I began from the school to play football. In our time, there was nothing like an Academy such as where the boys are camped but we played on the streets ,open grounds and God made us achieve what we became. So, it was a huge honour for me to have shared experiences with the boys knowing that one day they will also enjoy the opportunity that I have had with them”.
 
Papilo as Kanu is fondly called dropped in after Amuneke and according to one of the players, Timilehin Oluwaniyi, “ Kanu told us to be confident in ourselves, to be focused, determined and work hard and we can achieve anything we want to”.
South Africa, Ghana and Kenya are the other three countries that are represented at the tournament which began in 2010 in South Africa. Nigeria won the first edition in South Africa through Ashegun School, Oyo State and the second edition was hosted and won by Ghana with Nigeria’s representatives, St. Stephens School, Lagos finishing second.
 
Explaining Nestles involvement in the youth development tournament, Managing Director, Mr. Dhamesh Gordhon said it was aimed primarily to promote cross cultural ties and discipline through football. “At Nestle PLC, we are pleased to be a major private sector contributor to the development of sports in Nigeria as part of our commitment to promoting physical activities and enhance quality of life through sports”.
All the teams were hosted to a welcome dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island where the draws for the matches were also held. The young boys also were treated to a tour of the GET Arena early on Friday before the opening ceremonies and kick-off. The finals holds on Saturday with the third place match starting at 1pm and the finals at 4pm-.
 

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Battle for AMAA’s trophies

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The sleepy, but oil-rich city of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital   is bound to reverberate this evening as African film makers and stars gather there again for this year’s edition of the prestigious Africa Movie and Academy Award, AMAA. Already, the city is bubbling with life even as tension, anxiety and expectations are thick in the air.

This year’s AMAA,which attracts a galaxy of celebrities and stars in the African movie industry, unlike the previous editions, promises to be exciting and superlative. The event is also packaged to mark the academy’s 10th year of celebrating African cultural heritage and creativity in grand style.
As remarked by Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu Brown, Director General, Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency, this year’s awards night will be unique and special in several ways because the agency intends to use the occasion to showcase the rich cultural heritage and promote the tourism and investment opportunities in the state.
 
“This is the tenth year Bayelsa State is hosting AMAA, and that means we will go the extra mile to ensure that we put together a grand ceremony which will remain a reference point in the entertainment industry in Nigeria,” Brown said.
Brown also reiterated the fact that this year’s event is being bankrolled by the public sector and some individuals who share in the vision of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson in transforming Bayelsa State into a tourism haven .
 
Interestingly, top contenders for this year’s awards are two South African films, “Of Good Report” and “The Forgotten Kingdom”,which showed strength of dominance, as evident in the academy’s nomination list released last month. The two films would contend with Nigeria’s “Accident”, “Potomanto” (Ghana), and “Children of Troumaron” (Mauritius) for the Best Film diadem at a ceremony, which holds at the newly refurbished Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa.
But besides these top contenders, some important awards that would make the difference in this year’s AMAA because of the quality of the nominees include the Best Actor and Actress in a leading role; Best Director, Best African film, Best Cinematography and Best achievement in Visual award.
In the Best Actress category, Nigeria has four nominees including Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha(Accident), Clarion Chukwura(Apaye), Uche Jombo, Rodriquez, Monalisa Chinda and Daniella Okeke(Lagos Cougar) and Uche Nnadili(B for Boy)who will be contesting for the award with their counterparts from Ghana, Joselyn Dumas(Northern Affair) and Linda Sokhulu (Felix) from South Africa.
 
Also, in the Best Actor category, Kanayo O. Kanayo(Apaye), Joseph Benjamin(Murder At Prime Suites), will have the star of South Africa’s “Of Good Report” Mothusi Magano, Ghana’s Majid Michel(Brothers Keeper), Adjatey Annan(Potomanto) and Zengo Ngqobe(Forgotten Kingdom) to beat. Interestingly, Emem Isong’s three movies, ‘Apaye’, ‘Lagos Cougars’ and ‘After The Proposal’ are expected to do Nollywood proud at this year’s AMAA. With six nominations, in the following categories; Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Achievement in Make Up and Best Nigerian film, “Apaye” will be the Nigerian film to watch at the awards ceremony.
 
Meanwhile, organisers yesterday released list of musical stars who are billed to perform at the continental event. They include, Fally Ipupa, Afro hip-hop superstar from the Democratic Republic of Congo,Nigerian contemporary higlife sensation, Flavour, Ghanaian 4×4 musical group and J-Martins.
Announcing the stars, Mr Tony Anih, Director of Administration of AMAA said, “’As an African brand, AMAA always parade the best of our musical stars and celebrities to perform and host the awards. We are continuing in that tradition again.” The awards which is being sponsored by Glo, MRS oil, Sterling Bank, BUA Group and FCMB, according to Mr. Anih, will be hosted by former AGN President, Segun Arinze, Nigerian-born British actor, LIoyd Nathaniel and Ghana’s Nana Asokor.
 
Also, while the highlights of the continental event will be aired on CNN,BBC,Al Jazeera and Fox News, the Red carpet event, it has been revealed will be anchored by Kenya’s Mariam Kaptuiya, Igantius Annor from Ghana and Nigeria’s John Mike Nwadibie among others. Indeed, Yenagoa is literally wearing a green look as major roads leading to the event venue have been heavily branded by the telecommunictaions giant,Globacom ahead of this evening’s show.
 

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Ladies!!! Your Favorite Man “Chris Attoh” Quits Tinsel

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Chris Attoh has announced his exit from Mnet Africa series; Tinsel. Chris played the role of Kwame Mensah. In his words, "The last seven years on Tinsel have been an incredible journey and experience for me. Working with Mnet was phenomenal and it took a lot of deliberation but i have decided to pursue other career interests." 

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Reality Show: Take it back, set to hit the big screen

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If this news is anything to go by, then it would be safe to say that, fun seekers would soon witness a series like never before, as, Victor Fakunle, has decided to give entertainment a new dimension with the debut of his reality show, “Take It Back”.

This series can best be described as entertainment unusual as it is set to reveal to viewers what life is like in the four walls of the prison and life after prison.

From the stables of Human Rights Foundation, “Take It Back” seeks to give hope to inmates who have lost hope in the prison.

Speaking at the official unveiling of the show at Lekki, Lagos, the chairman of HRF, Victor Fakunle said that “it is not just a normal show we used to know,  it is only inmates from Ikoyi, Kirikiri and Badagry prisons that can contest for the show,” he said. The audition starts by May and is going to be aired from July. The winner goes home with a huge some of N400,000.

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Moses Wins Nigerian Idol Season 3, Gets N15m Deal With SUV

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The Nigerian Idol show was brought to an end yesterday as 22 years old Moses Obi Adigwe was announced winner of the season three of the reality TV show.

Moses edged out the other finalist, Debbie Debbie Olu-Rise, to grab the N15million grand prize of the show.

Top stars like Femi Kuti, D'Banj and Omawumi dazzled the audience with good music which kept many asking for more.

The season one winner, Yeka Onka opened the show with her sizzling performance before the anchor of the event, Illrymz introduced the two finalists. They were joined by other 10 finalists for a joint performance which thrilled the audience.

Moses is the first male winner of the show since it debuted two years ago. He is now a proud owner of an SUV while the second runner-up went home with N1million and a KIA Rio car.
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