Fani-Kayode May Lose Traditional Title In Zamfara

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode may lose the traditional title ”Sadaukin Shinkafi” conferred on him by Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe of Zamfara state. The Emir has gotten a 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw the traditional title following the resignation from two top chiefs. FFK got the title on Monday, July 20 in recognition ofContinue reading “Fani-Kayode May Lose Traditional Title In Zamfara”

Segun Awolowo, The Knot That Tied Men Of History -KUNLE OLASOPE

HAVING celebrated my 80th birthday elaborately on May 8, 2017 (courtesy of my loving and appreciative children, Jumoke, Dapo, Dipo, Tayo, Dale and Deola), I decided to mark the date this year on a low key. After a period of devotion to thank God for His mercies, I went into a review of the pastContinue reading “Segun Awolowo, The Knot That Tied Men Of History -KUNLE OLASOPE”

Abdul Karim: The Man Whose History was Erased for being Loved by Queen Victoria.

Abdul Karim was the Last Man to see Queen Victoria’s Body before her casket was closed. The relationship between Queen Victoria and her handsome, young Indian attendant Abdul Karim was deemed so controversial and scandalous by her family members that, upon the monarch’s death in 1901, they scrubbed his existence from royal history. According toContinue reading “Abdul Karim: The Man Whose History was Erased for being Loved by Queen Victoria.”

Ford vs. Ferrari: The Real Story Behind The Most Bitter Rivalry In Auto Racing

History is full of famous rivalries. Most stem from a power grab or wounded pride—a few are a combination of the two. The best contentious relationships, however, are the ones that create the most legendary tales. Take the saga of how Henry Ford II—a.k.a., Hank the Deuce—attempted to acquire Ferrari in 1963, sparking a nearlyContinue reading “Ford vs. Ferrari: The Real Story Behind The Most Bitter Rivalry In Auto Racing”

BIOGRAPHY OF Sikiru Ololade Ayinde Balogun, MFR,

(Culled from Eko Indigenous group). (February 9, 1948 – December 16, 2010) better known by his stage name Ayinde Barrister He was a Nigerian born Yoruba singer songwriter and music performer. He is regarded as one of the pioneers and revolutioneers of Fuji and Were music. After his first break into music in 1965, AyindeContinue reading “BIOGRAPHY OF Sikiru Ololade Ayinde Balogun, MFR,”

HOW I STARTED SINGING WITH MY DAD, FELA, @ AGE 8 – AFROBEAT STAR, SEUN KUTI

Seun Kuti looks every inch like his late dad, the Afrobeat icon, Fela. He sings like him. He dances like him. He wears tight-fistted shirts and trousers made of the same fabric just like him. When you discuss with Seun you will get to know that he is deep. And like his father he hasContinue reading “HOW I STARTED SINGING WITH MY DAD, FELA, @ AGE 8 – AFROBEAT STAR, SEUN KUTI”

WHAT MANY DON’T KNOW ABOUT MY LATE FATHER, FELA – YENI KUTI

This story was originally published by CityPeople Mag in 2017. We are sharing it in the spirit of Felabration 2019 •20 Years After His Death, Daughter, YENI KUTI Tells City People Its 20 years since late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti died. And he is currently being celebrated by the music world. That is whyContinue reading “WHAT MANY DON’T KNOW ABOUT MY LATE FATHER, FELA – YENI KUTI”

King Sunny Ade’s music helps when I work late – Tony Elumelu

Founder of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, says he sometimes listens to Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade (KSA) when he has to work late. Mr Elumelu posted a video of himself on Instagram humming to KSA’s ‘Merciful God’ released in 2000. He wrote “Sometimes, #KSA is all it takes to keep one going when youContinue reading “King Sunny Ade’s music helps when I work late – Tony Elumelu”

10 Fela Songs That Are Still Relevant In 2019, 22Years After His Death

Original Sufferhead (1981) This song describes the problems and sufferings that abound in Africa as a continent, despite its rich resources. He condemns the ‘big big man’ and ‘white man’ for taking up everything and leaving nothing but suffer and anguish for the average African man. This song, released over 21years ago sadly still appliesContinue reading “10 Fela Songs That Are Still Relevant In 2019, 22Years After His Death”