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Stephanie Afolabi Steps Out With African Leaders Award

Posted: Aug 1, 2015 at 1:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Isaac Olamikan –  Benin

Stephanie Abiola Afolabi, the CEO/Founder of Emerging African Leaders Academy, is sure going places. The ex-celebrity magazine, City People reporter is presently busy getting set for the next edition of her acclaimed African Leaders Awards/Conference whose last edition was held in the USA.

The sweet-looking alumnus of the University of Benin is also the CEO of Styleborn Media Concepts publishers of glossy Styleborn magazine. The widely travelled damsel hails from Ekiti State.


Maleke, Ayiri Still On War Path

Who will step in and settle the long standing rift between businessman and youth activist, Ayiri Emami and Maleke, the Minimini Wanawana crooner?

We gathered authoritatively that the feud between the duo was as a result of the gossip from their mutual friends that the artiste was making unfavourable remarks about the former. And before you know it one thing led to the other such that those sympathetic to the Itsekiri, Delta State born Ayiri warned Maleke to withdraw his
unpleasant comments and apologise to his mentor before he can be forgiven. Since then, the business relationship cum friendship between the duo has suffered a setback.

It would be recalled that before the breakup of relationship between the duo, Ayiri’s 911 Records/Entertainment outfit was the organization that was marketing
Maleke’s musical works.


Michael Diden Gives Back To Society

Hon. Michael Diden (aka Ejele) is in tune with the idea of giving back to the society.

The lankily-built member of the Delta State House of Assembly had a humble upbringing and on the basis of this, he endeavours to give back to the society whenever the opportunity presents itself. Recently, he supported his beautiful looking wife, Judith, as she organized the second edition of the Ejele Annual Mathematics Competition.

The grand finale, which was held at the Christ Foundation Ministry Headquarters in Sapele, attracted hundreds of participants from public schools in Ethiope-West, Okpe, Sapele, Uvwie and Warri-North Local Government Areas of the state.

Outstanding participants went home with cash prizes ranging from N200,000 to
laptops, books and educational materials. The first edition of the competition was held last year with a promise by the organisers to keep improving on it yearly.


Road To Fame Berths In Benin

Benin City, the capital of Edo State, will soon be playing host to a one-of-its-kind talent hunt show.

Top rated entertainment outfit, Deep End Entertainment is the main organizers of the show tagged; RoadTo Fame.

The grand prize winner would be entitled to $30,000 endorsement and record deal while the first and second runners-up would also be entitled $10,000 and $5,000 endorsement/record deal respectively. Some of the organizations that are supporting Deep End Entertainment in organizing the show include the One Love Foundation, Pro-Claim and Ogiemwonyi Solidarity Movement (OSM).


Philip Shaibu’s Victory Party

Recently, Philip Shaibu, representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, held a thanksgiving service/reception to commemorate his victory at the polls. The first arm of the programme was a church service which was held at the St. Philip-Neri Catholic Church, Jattu, a few metres away from his palatial residence.

From there, the train moved to Ikelebe Sports Arena, Auchi, where guests were treated to delicious meal, sonorous music, choice drinks etc.

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole and Osarodion Ogie, the state’s Commissioner for Works and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state were some of the top shots that graced the occasion.
Speaking at the occasion, the governor revealed his mutual relationship with the lawmaker which started many years ago in Kaduna with his late father, Pastor Francis Shaibu.

Maryann, the delectable wife of the former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) played the role of a dutiful hostess throughout the duration of the party.