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 Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Disowns Tonto Dikeh As Ambassador

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 Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Disowns Tonto Dikeh As Ambassador
Following the backlash that greeted the announcement that Tonto Dikeh has been appointed as an ambassador to the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, the NCPC has disowned her as it’s ambassador.

Gistflash Media gathered that the commission disowned her in a press statement describing it as a figment of her imagination.

According to the commission, the ace actress who doubles as the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation on 25th February, 2021 paid a visit to the Executive Secretary, Rev Yakubu Pam to express willingness in partnering with the Commission in the area of peace building.

Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Disowns Tonto Dikeh As Ambassador

But contrary to the reason for her courtesy visit and clear misrepresentation of what transpired, the commission was inundated with the viral ambassadorial claims as posted by the actress on social media.

The commission frowned at but still appreciated her desire to partner with the peace building initiatives and in the area of pilgrimage sponsorship to the Holy Land.

Read the full statement below;

PRESS STATEMENT:

“The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC wishes to state in categorical terms that King Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam on 25th February, 2021 at the corporate headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

As the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation, she expressed her willingness and interest in partnering with the Commission in the area of peace building.

She equally cashed in on the visit to commend the NCPC boss for his positive and relentless peace initiatives across the country.

However, we are suddenly inundated with claims from King Tonto Dikeh herself that she has been officially appointed as Ambassador of peace by this great Commission. This claim has gone virile in the media.

The Commission frowns at this claim which is a clear misrepresentation of what transpired.
The fact remains that the Executive Secretary of NCPC never appointed King Tonto Dikeh an Ambassador of Peace for NCPC and this was not part of her visit therefore this claim by her is spurious, unfounded and should be discarded and seen by all Nigerians as a figment of her imagination.

Nevertheless, we appreciate her desire to partner with us in our peace building initiatives and in the area of pilgrimage sponsorship to the Holy Land .

Signed:
Celestine Toruka
Head Media and Public Relations NCPC
26th February, 2021.

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The Final Stage of Voice Nigeria musical contest Reality TV Show

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The Final Stage of Voice Nigeria musical contest Reality TV Show

By Gistflash News

July 20, 2021

The Voice Nigeria musical contest, a TV reality show, has entered its final stage with the top six talents seeking viewers and fans’ votes to win the contest.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Naomi Mac, Esther, Dapo, Kitah, Kpee and Eazzie scaled through to the semi-final stage out of the 25 talents who started the contest.

The coaches in the musical contest include popular artistes Falz, Yemi Alade, Waje and Dare.

Dapo and Naomi Mac in Team Falz, Kitay in Team Yemi-Alade, Esther and Kpee in Team Dare and Eazzie in Waje Team scaled through to the next stage by numerous votes from their fans.

The six talents will slug it out among themselves to determine who will scale through to the next stage that will lead to the final.

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Nancy Isime, the show’s host, said that all the six talents were in need of the viewers’ votes to increase their chances of climbing to the final stage.

The 17th edition of the reality show saw two talents: Nuel Ayo and Anu, exit the stage, leaving six talents to perform in the next episode.

Each talent needs more votes from their fans to enable them reach the next stage of performance as the contest gets tougher toward the final stage.

Mrs Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank Nigeria Ltd, the lead sponsor, said in a statement that, ”The Voice Nigeria 3” was a reality TV show designed to discover and promote talented singers in the country.

According to her, it is to actualise their dreams of becoming international stars which aligns with FirstBank’s commitment to providing a platform for nurturing and showcasing talents and driving social cohesion.

Ani-Mumuney added that the support was a demonstration of FirstBank’s commitment to contributing to the projected revenue of $86 million by 2021 from Nigeria’s music industry.

She said it was aimed at promoting a diversified economy in line with the Federal Government diversification policy.

NAN reports that FirstBank made its unique USSD 894 platform a verifiable avenue for the audience to vote in their favorites team to star prize.

NAN

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Wizkid and Tems “Essence” hits Billboard Hot 100, debuts at No. 82

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July 14, 2021

‘Essence’ by Nigerian  Ayodeji Balogun a k.a Wizkid featuring fast raising singer Temilade Openiyi a.k.a Tems, has topped the Billboard Hot 100, debut as no. 82, thereby marking a major win for the singers.

Billboard is an American magazine and website that produces news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style related to the music industry.

It is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.

It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

The Billboard made the announcement and verification on their official Billboard Charts Instagram page @billboard, where they said “Essence” debuted at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list”.

According to the post, it also verify that this is Tem’s first chart appearance.

“@wizkidayo’s “Essence,” featuring @temsbaby, debuts at No. 82 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns Tems her first career entry on the chart,” Billboard said.

Wizkid’s third chart entry followed the success of “ One Dance” which peaked at No. 1 in 2016. NAN

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What a dramatic fight at Ghanaian bar ‘over a seat’ (video)

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What a dramatic fight at Ghanaian bar 'over a seat' (video)

fight reportedly broke out at a Ghanaian bar known as Bloom Bar and located in the heart of Accra over the weekend. 

A man reportedly locked horns with a woman identified as Yaa Asantewa on social media over a seat at the cocktail bar.

Eyewitnesses said the man had left his seat to meet someone outside the venue. When he got back, the lady had already taken his seat.

It was gathered that after he asked the woman to vacate the seat, it led to exchange of words which degenerated into a fight at the bar. Eyewitnesses said the lady’s boyfriend intervened in the fight and took it to another level.

It took the intervention of bouncers to break up the two men and escort them out of the premises. Some bystanders got hurt while others fled the venue without paying for their drinks.

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