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My strategy in BBNaija house was just being original, says Alex




Alexandra Asogwa, popularly known as “Alex Unusual”, recently evicted housemate of the Big Brother Naija “All Stars” Reality Show, on Friday said that the only strategy she adopted to win the show was just by being herself and original.

The 27-year-old Content Creator during a zoom interview in Lagos said that even before going on the show, she had decided to be original, unusual, positive and peaceful.

According to her, she had the premonition that she will  be evicted.

“My strategy in the big brother house was just being myself. I said I was going to be myself and protect my peace.

“This is because I know that Alex is not somebody that people can walk over.

 So, I was sure that if anybody ever got a point where they constantly poke me and I have to react, of course, I will.

“I will definitely stand up for myself, this was what I did in the house and that is what I also teach all the young boys and girls that are looking up to me in any school I go to.

“I am like do not let anybody take your silence, peace and positivity for weakness. I am always peaceful and positive,” she said.

Alex noted that the show had made her understand more the kind of power her personality holds.

“I am proud to realise how much presence my personality carries because before I was like why is it that when I walk into a place everybody always like to see how to take me out, even if I have not said anything.

“So, now I understand  the kind of power I carry, I am proud of it,” she said.

When asked who she is currently rooting for as the winner of the show, she said “I am rooting for either the one with God’s grace or the best game player or the person that they want to win or the person that the people vote for to win.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alex is an ex-housemate from BBNaija Season 3 and one of the five finalists.


Kanu, Bago , others  receive 2023 Humanitarian Awards




……Kanu, Bago , others  receive 2023 Humanitarian Awards

Nwankwo Kanu, ex-Nigerian international and founder of Kanu Heart Foundation, Gov. Mohammed  Bago of Niger State and founder of Bago Foundation have been honoured with 3023 Humanitarian Awards.

Reports says that they were recognized alongside other charitable individuals and organisations at the 2023 Humanitarian Awards and Magazines (HAM) ceremony   on Saturday night in Abuja.

Other Nigerians who were honoured with the awards include Dr Gideon Osi, founder, Gideon and Joy  Foundation (GJF), Fatima Akilu and Hon.

Munira Tanimu,

Other recipients include Umar Bindir, Hon. Sagir  Koki, Fatima Mamman- Daura, Jude Eze, Tukur  Lawal ,Peter Akpanke,Emmanuel Ikechukwu  and Hajiya Noyinmot OBusari, Founder NOBU Foundation.

Mr Emmanuel Anabueze, Project Director of the HAM  awards, said the initiative was to honour charitable individuals and organisations that were committed to humanitarian interventions and activities in  support of underprivileged persons.

According to him, recipients of the humanitarian recognition include individuals, NGOs and corporate bodies who have use their resources to promote humanitarian initiatives and positive influence on communities, especially in challenging times.

“This event is a testament to the power of kindness, empathy and the unwavering dedication of our humanitarians who tirelessly work towards creating a better world for all.

“ Each person we recognize tonight represents a beacon of hope, spreading light in the darkest corners, and offering solace to those in need.

“The Humanitarian Award and Magazine serve as a platform to highlight and acknowledge the exemplary efforts of these extraordinary individuals, their stories, actions, and impact  inspire us to strive for a more inclusive and caring society.

“Tonight’s gathering is a testament to our collective belief in the power of humanity, and together, we honor those who selflessly serve humanity, making this world a better place for everyone,” he said.

Some NGOs that received the humanitarian awards include Compassionate Advocacy for the Poor initiative, Secure the Future International Initiative, Sparkle Foundation and the Alkaita Legacy Foundation.

NAN reports that the highpoint of the event was the unveiling of the Humanitarian magazines by guests and awardees and sections of scintillating performances by different artistes.(NAN

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Sanwo-Olu Calls for Global Standards in Regulatlng Creative Digital Contents



Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says there should be global standards to regulate digital contents in the country.

Sanwo-Olu stated this as a guest at the ongoing Third Nigeria Digital Content Regulation Conference (NDCRC) organised by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), in Lagos.

The governor, who was represented by Mrs Oloruntoyin Atekoja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

said  that Lagos State had become a hub for creativity, talent, and innovation, attracting filmmakers from all corners of the globe.

“The vibrant Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, has not only captivated local audiences but has also gained international recognition, solidifying its position as the second-largest film industry in the world.

“The growth of the film industry in Lagos State has not only brought immense cultural and entertainment value but has also contributed significantly to our economy.

“It has created numerous job opportunities, both directly and indirectly, for actors, producers, directors, technicians, and many others involved in the filmmaking process.

“Furthermore, it has boosted tourism, as visitors from far and wide are drawn to our state to experience the magic and diversity portrayed on the big screen.

“However, as we revel in our achievements, we must also address a pressing concern – the need for global standards to regulate digital content.

“In this age of digitalisation, where content can be easily accessed and shared across borders, it is crucial that we establish guidelines that ensure the quality, safety, and ethical standards of digital media,” Sanwo-Olu said.

The governor noted that the absence of global standards posed several challenges, adding that it had become challenging to protect the intellectual property rights of the nation’s filmmakers.

According to him, without proper regulations, practitioners’ work can be infringed upon, leading to financial losses and discouragement of creative talents.

“Additionally, the absence of standards may result in the proliferation of pirated and low-quality content, which not only harms the reputation of our industry but also affects the revenue streams of our filmmakers.

“Furthermore, the lack of global standards for regulating digital content raises concerns about the impact on our cultural values and societal norms.

“As content travels across borders, it is essential to ensure that it respects the diversity and sensitivities of different cultures.

“The absence of guidelines can potentially lead to the spread of content that may be offensive, inappropriate, or harmful to certain communities,” he said.

According to him, to address these concerns, it has become imperative for all stakeholders to work together, not only at the state or national level but also on an international scale.

“We should collaborate with fellow nations, industry experts, and regulatory bodies to establish a framework that promotes responsible content creation, distribution, and consumption.

“This framework should encompass guidelines for intellectual property protection, content quality standards, age restrictions, and cultural sensitivity.

“It should also include mechanisms for effective enforcement and cooperation among nations to combat piracy and copyright infringement.”

Sanwo-Olu, however, promised to support the growth of the nation’s film industry.

He urged the sector to uphold the highest standards of creativity, ethics, and cultural sensitivity.

He said: “I call upon all stakeholders – filmmakers, industry associations, regulatory bodies, and international partners to join hands with us in shaping global standards for regulating digital content.

“Together, let us protect the intellectual property of our filmmakers, promote high-quality content, and preserve the cultural fabric of our society.

“By doing so, we can pave the way for a thriving and globally respected film industry that not only entertains but also inspires and unites people from all walks of life.”

In his goodwill message, Malam Lanre Issa- Onilu, Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), said that the creative industry was central to the idea of orientating Nigerians on true value system.

Onilu said, “I can’t think of any other influencer than this industry.

“I consider the people in this industry as my primary stakeholders, and without them, we cannot achieve the objectives on which NOA was set up.

“We must mould the mindset of our people in this country. The people in this industry must be mindful of Nigeria’s value system in whatever script and content to tell the best story about the country.”

Also speaking, Prof. Abba Tijani, the Director-General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, emphasised that the creative industry remained at the foremost seat in building the nation’s cultural identity.

“We have so much to say about our culture and identity because these identity reflect in our arts, culture, tradition, value system. We must visit museums and embrace our artifacts,” Tijani said.

Commenting, Prof. Sunday Ododo, Gen. Manager, National Theatre, urged the stakeholders to create contents that would create a Nigeria everyone would be proud of.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference had in attendance several veterans in the creative and film industry. (NAN)

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2 Governors, Anyaoku, Nwachukwu to watch “Fajuyi” in Lagos Nov. 5




Two state governors have confirmed their intention to watch “Fajuyi”, a play on the late Col. Adekunle Fajuyi, the military governor of old Western Region.

The play, which was produced by the Duke of Shomolu Foundation, a historical theatrical plays producing outfit, is to be staged in Lagos on Nov.


According to Mr Joseph Edgar, Chairman, Duke of Shomolu Foundation, the duo include AbduRahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara and Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti.

Also expected is their former Ondo counterpart, Kayode Fayemi.

Others expected in Lagos for the show are Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Gen.

Ike Nwachukwu, Sen. Michael Opeyemi and Amb. Thomas Ironsi.

Others include Mr Donald Fajuyi, Dr Tunji Olowolafe and Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi

Reports says that the play was first staged in Ado-Ekiti, the birth place of Fajuyi.

NAN recalls that at the Ado-Ekiti show on Oct. 14, Gov Oyebanji advocated the creation of a national monument in honour of Fajuyi.

He also called for a post-homous national award to benefit his family as a mark of recognition for the heroic deeds of the late soldier.

“The Ado-Ekiti-born Fajuyi symbolised honour, integrity and unparalleled loyalty.

“His legacy continues to shine brightly. As a state, we shall always honour his memory.

“Ekiti Kete will embrace Fajuyi’s legacy – emphasisng and exhibiting his values of courage and dedication wherever we go,” he had said.

“Fajuyi” was written and directed by Prof. Rasaki Ojo, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts and Culture.

The families of Adekunle Fajuyi and Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi are to be represented by their first sons, Mr Donald Fajuyi and Chief Thomas Ironsi, at the Lagos show.

The play is sponsored by Premium Trust Bank, MTN Foundation and Purple Anchor Insurance.

Its executive producers include Dr Tunji Olowolafe and Mrs Mofoluwake Edgar for the Duke of Shomolu Foundation. (NAN)

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