Ayinla Omowura & The Untold Story By Dr. Festus Adedayo

On May 6, 1980, leader of a Yoruba genre of music called Apala, which had quite a sizeable number of cultic following, was stabbed to death on the head with a beer glass cup in a barroom brawl at Ago Oka, Abeokuta. Ayinla Waidi Omowura, son of Yusuff Gbogbolowo the blacksmith and Wuramontu Morenike, had finally been killed by the scary black club of Death which he had sang sarcastically about in two previous vinyls he did before his death. He died at the Ijaye General Hospital, Abeokuta. The Medical…

INTERVIEW: Why I met Buhari and what Nollywood needs to improve – Adebayo Salami

Veteran Nigerian actor and filmmaker, Adebayo Salami, popularly known by his stage name, Oga Bello, recently celebrated his 54th year on stage. The actor who still features prominently in several Yoruba movies has shown no signs of slowing down just yet. The 65-year-old actor welcomed PREMIUM TIMES into his Ikorodu country home where he opened up on his career, family as well as future plans PT: You began acting as far back as 1964 when the profession was yet to be accorded its recognition. Were your parents in support of…

Google Doodle celebrates Stella Adadevoh’s 62nd posthumous birthday

Google on Saturday celebrated Stella Adadevoh, the physician whose expertise and heroic efforts helped curb the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014. “Born in Lagos, Nigeria on this day in 1956, Dr Adadevoh descended from a long line of respected scientists and statesmen. “Dr Adadevoh completed her residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and West African College of Physicians and Surgeons before doing a Fellowship in London. “Following her fellowship in Endocrinology at Hammersmith Hospital, she returned to Lagos, where she spent 21 years at the First Consultants…

Baba Sala’s Burial Announced

The family of the Late Moses Adejumo popularly known as Baba Sala, has announced December 6 and 7 as dates for the burial ceremony of the icon, the News Agency of Nigeria reports . His son, a Performing Officer at the National Troupe of Nigeria , Emmanuel Adejumo , popularly called “Boisala ’’ told NAN that the family had decided on the date for the burial . NAN reports that the late Adejumo , a Member of the Order of the Niger, a comedian , dramatist and actor died on…

AJALA TRAVELS: The First Popular  Nigerian Travellers Who Toured The  World On a Vespa  By Teslim Opemipo Omipidan

His Biography   Africa’s most legendary traveller.   Moshood Adisa Olabisi Ajala popularly known in Nigeria and across the globe as Ajala the traveler was the man who toured the United States of America on a bicycle, and the world, on a motor scooter better known as Vespa.   The name, Olabisi Ajala doesn’t really rings a bell to the younger generation of Nigerians, but the older generation would certainly know all about Ajala. A man of many parts who created fame for himself through his workaholic achievements in the…

Tony Ojobo: The Clinical Brand Oxygenator Exits NCC By Omoniyi Ibietan

The Public Affairs Department (PAD) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has benefited from the superintendence of two great and wonderful men that I know and worked with. The first is Dave Imoko, UgwuAro, avuncular and thoroughbred public servant who retired from NCC some years ago. Imoko’s defining and unique selling power was the rare creative ability to make meaning of and effortlessly live with two contradictions – the essentially anachronistic, often counterproductive and frequently sickening civil service rules, and the dynamic, competitive and strategy-oriented principles of contemporary public relations…

Linda Ikeji gives birth to baby boy

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji has given birth to a baby boy on Monday in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. The elated new mother shared the news of her delivery through her Instagram page on Monday with a post delivery picture. She wrote, “Oh dear Lord, I am a mum. Baby J is here. He was born today 17th September. This is so surreal. “Thank you guys so much for the love through this journey and thanks for all the well wishes. Love you guys!,” she wrote.     Ikeji’s…

Lai Mohammed to Declare Open 4th Asa Day festival in Abuja Tomorrow  .. As Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Princess Ebunoluwa Oladunni, 13 others make Awardee list 

The 4th edition of Asa Day festival will be declared opened by the honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Abuja on Saturday at the Cyprian Ekwensi center for Arts and Culture formerly FCT Center for Arts and Culture in the morning   ASA DAY festival which was recently endorsed by Federal Ministry of Culture , Tourism and National Orientation with the support of National Council of Arts and Culture NCAC, is annual event organised by a Nigeria based company Royalprince Media Services under the leadership of…

Aregbesola has provided opportunities for business to thrive in Osun- Obaleye

An Osun industrialist and Chief Executive Officer of Yinka Oba Foams Nigeria Limited, Dr Eunice Olayinka Obaleye (MON), has lauded the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola for providing businesses the conducive atmosphere to succeed. The octogenarian business woman commended Governor Aregbesola for the tremendous achievements recorded in the last seven and half years, describing the feat as unprecedented in the history of the state since creation. Dr Obaleye made the statement while hosting the Governor and his entourage who were on a congratulatory visit to her residence in Ilesa, on…