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Kaffy: How Facebook Reunited Me With My Sister After 22 Years 

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Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, Nigerian dancer and choreographer popularly known as Kaffy, has described Facebook as the oxygen of creatives, that was instrumental in helping her reunite with her long-lost sister after 22 years.

Kaffy, alongside comedienne, Taaooma; Ghanaian photographer, Enoch Boateng; and Ghanaian fashion entrepreneur, Claudia Lumor; and four others have been involved in a Facebook Creators’ campaign.

In a video earlier posted on her social media page, she said, “Facebook has become like oxygen for ‘creatives’. There is something that people do not know that Facebook did for my life. If you read my book, there is a story about being disconnected from the last born of my family.

Since she was nine months old, we didn’t know where she was. The moment I broke the Guinness World Record and the news was all over the place, she used Facebook to track me down and that’s how I found my sister after 22 years of being apart.”

The 40-year-old also disclosed that her father and aunty were disappointed in her when she told them about her dreams to become a dancer.

She added, “It got to a point where I was disowned as a daughter and I lost friends. Some of my friends said my mother told them not to play with me again because I was a dancer. But, when I broke the Guinness World record, my father was proud of me and he encouraged me to keep dancing.

“I chose dance when it was socially and culturally unacceptable to be a dancer. Dance had almost zero economic value. But, here we are today. An industry with global impact has emerged.
There were people there before me. I just came to put a sparkle to the whole thing to bring it to the commercial existence that a lot of people had given up on.

That makes me feel fulfilled. I just wanted to put myself out there.

Facebook and Instagram helped me understand what people felt about my brand, content and lifestyle. “It’s a portfolio of who you are. They are no more just social tools. They are now an office, where you can catalogue your work and even showcase your creative process. It is now like oxygen for creatives”.

They help you to get feedback about what your audience thinks about your content,”

One can promote oneself every week with these platforms and reach thousands of people worldwide, she said.

“It’s a portfolio of who you are. Facebook and Instagram are no longer mere social tools, they now serve as an office where you can catalogue your work and even showcase your creative process. It is now like oxygen for creatives”.

The creative became popular when she led her dance group to break the Guinness Book of Records for the ‘Longest Dance Party’ after dancing for 55 hours and 40 minutes.

 

 

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Mercy Aigbe Blasts Ex-Husband, Lanre Gentry, After Throwing Shade At Her Over Father’s Day Post

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Mercy Aigbe has clapped back at her ex-husband, Lanre Gentry after he threw a shade at her over her Father’s day post.

Mercy had in the post celebrated herself for playing the role of a father and mother to her two kids. She mentioned that she pays the fees of one of her children in dollars.

Lanre saw her post and while celebrating himself as a father on his IG page, he seized the opportunity to throw a shade at Mercy.

He averred that some women who are bad wives and mothers would also be celebrating themselves on such a day meant for fathers only.

According to him, women who do such do it because their parents are no longer together.

He added:

“If you like take your children to moon is nobody’s business if you like pay in yen or dollar is nobody’s palaba I have helped you pay for another man’s durthar school fees before so”

Mercy has now replied him, calling him out and tagging him a shameless and useless father.

“Mr Lanre Gentry you better stop with the stupid lies! You better don’t just infuriate me! Lara Gentry call your useless father to order oh!!!! Cos really I have had enough of his nonsense!!!!!

And the most irresponsible father award goes to my Ex! This shameless man who instead of him to cover his face in shame, will rather come online to post rubbish! I normally ignore you when you respond to my Father’s Day post!

But you see this one! Bring it on!!!! I am ready! Alailojuti”she wrote

Mr Gentry is yet to reply.

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BBNaija Reunion: Day 2 Highlights 2021 For Lockdown Housemates (Video)

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BBNaija Reunion Day 2 show started off with the host Ebuka introducing the topic of discussion which is “Love Triangles”, how it happened and how they started.

A short video clip was played where Dorathy gave several advices to Ozo on his relationship with Nengi. After the video clip, Ebuka then asked asked Ozo why he always run to Dorathy for advice.

Ozo responded that Dorathy was the first person he bonded with stating that Dorathy shared her bed with him the first night he spent in the House. However, his relationship with Dorathy was just friendship and no feelings involved.

He also stated that he saw Dorathy as a friend and was comfortable discussing with her the issues he had with his relationship with Nengi.

Ebuka then questioned Ka3na on a comment she made where she called Nengi a side chick. Ka3na replied that she had always seen Ozo to be attracted to Dorathy but his problem was that he likes Dorathy’s personality but not her physical appearance.

Wathoni briefly replied that she think Dorathy had feelings for Ozo but it was one-sided as Ozo was after Nengi.

Dorathy responded that she never had feelings for Ozo but had always liked Prince which was the reason she stepped back after noticing Ozo was including her in his love triangle.

She stated that she felt hurt after speaking with Ozo on certain issues but Ozo will move on to discuss her opinions with Nengi.

Prince supported her claimed and disclosed that they have had such conversations before and he’s confident Dorathy had no feelings for Ozo.

See the video below;

 

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Why We Bankrolled Kelani’s Ayinla – First Bank’s CEO, Sola Adeduntan

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The MD/CEO of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan has explained why the bank decided to bankroll Ayinla, a joint production of Tunde Kelani and Jade Osiberu.

In a recent chat, Adeduntan explained the bank’s resolve to sponsor socio-cultural initiatives in the creatives and arts industry.

He said, “Over time, we have been involved in the sponsorship of several socio-cultural initiatives in the creative arts industry like Moremi, Mokalik, Oba Esugbayi stage drama, October 1, and the Calabar Festival.

“Even in the music industry, we have supported and sponsored artistes like Davido, Burna Boy, and a host of other reigning stars. Importantly, the Bank’s sponsorship of ‘Ayinla’ affirms the bank’s support for the development of arts in Nigeria under our First@arts initiative.’

Speaking further, Adeduntan noted that: “First Bank believes that our culture, our art, is a very important part of who we are, and it reflects who we are. And for us to ensure that our culture, our arts, our practices don’t perish, especially one that will continue to mainstream our arts, and that is what this movie emphasizes a lot.”

On Sunday, June 13, the bank joined other brands to participate in the premiere of ‘Ayinla’ at the EbonyLife Place.

The premiere had film stars like Kunle Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Mr. Macaroni, Femi Branch, Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe, Omowunmi Dada, Bimbo Ademoye, and Big Brother Africa’s Tayo Faniran, amongst several others in attendance.

The highlight of the event was when First Bank handed a cheque of N500,000 each to actress Osas Ighodaro and actor Akah Nnani for being the best-dressed female and male respectively.

The movie, ‘Ayinla’, appeals to a multifaceted audience that cuts across fans of highlife and Afrobeat music, the youth, and the elite Yoruba demography. It is about the life and times of late Nigerian musician, Ayinla Omowura who made fame with his Apala music laced with wisdom, grit, and yabs.

 

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