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Davido’s Stupendous Car Collection

To his family, he is known as David Adedeji Adeleke.

However, to the rest of the world, he is better known by the stage name, Davido.

Davido is an Atlanta-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and record label head-honcho.

His amazing success in the music enterprise, at a relatively young age, has earned for him considerable fortune.

In the short period in his musical reign, Davido has made some very expensive acquisitions. For instance, he acquired for himself not a few choice cars.

His garages – here in Nigeria and at his Atlanta home – have a vast array of fascinating automobiles.

Some of them include; a 2018 , Audi R8 Coupe , Chevrolet Camaro, 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 450, Porsche Carrera, Mercedes Benz Sedan AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes G Wagon, etc.

Interestingly, and ironically too, of all the cars that the “Dami Duro” crooner has acquired, the Porsche Cayenne that he gifted his girlfriend, Chioma, on her 23rd birthday, has turned out to be his most popular automobile acquisition yet.

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It’s True – Eminem Reacts After Nicki Minaj Publicly Confirmed To Dating Him

Yesterday, popular rapper, Nicki Minaj responded in the affirmative after a fan of hers asked if she was dating rap legend, Eminem.

Nicki Minaj shared a video to Instagram of herself rapping along to her verse on YG’s newest single, Big Bank. But one lyric — referencing Eminem, aka Slim Shady — had fans asking questions.

The curiosity came about after she shared a video of herself rapping alongside Big Sean and 2 Chainz in a YG song titled ‘Big Bank’ where she mentioned Eminem’s name.

Fans swarmed to social media to respond, and it seemed many were divided on whether Nicki was telling the truth or just trolling them.

This also drew Eminem’s attention and he also ‘confirmed’ their relationship status which Nicki said she wanted to keep private until the wedding date.

He joined Nicki in trolling fans who were already accusing them of dating just because she mentioned his name in the lyrics of one of her rap songs.

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Mr Eazi Seals Deal With Columbia Records

Nigerian music star, Mr Eazi has signed a new deal with Columbia Records, UK, for the licensing of his works with Columbia Records, UK. The singer who has been working on a new project recently announced that he will be releasing his follow-up project titled ‘Lagos To London’ with a tentative date of May 23, 2018.

This not his first deal, just last month, he signed a record deal with Mad Decent, a record label owned by DJ Diplo of Major Lazer, Mr Eazi who owns his independent label, Banku Music had earlier last month also announced a label licensing deal with Universal Africa.

An excited Mr Eazi took to his Instagram page to announce the good news some minutes ago

Taking to his Instagram page, the singer posted;

“Yesterday in my New Vehicle! As CEO of my Label #BankuMusic i signed a licensing deal with @ColumbiaUK as part of our structural release for the coming music! Everything is almost in place & new single from my upcoming project #LagosToLondon drops 23rd May Jah willing! Thanks for your support!! Together (my fans, my Team & i) will make History #happyBoy“

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Celebrity Fashion

3 New Athleisure Lines So Good You’ll Want To Work Out In Them

“The Retreat” is a week-long fitness, health, and wellness extravaganza held in Miami that shines spotlights on the top fitness instructors and influencers around the world all the while promoting a healthy lifestyle. And of course, there’s a heavy dose of fashion and beauty shown, too.

How could there not be? Some of our favorite brands are athletic or altheisure brands. No longer do you need to be a gym rat to rock the just-back-from-the-gym look, right?

We headed to Miami and got a sneak peek at new collections and collaborations this season that we are positive will fly off the shelves faster than you can ride that Peleton bike. Heroine Sport showcased there in collaboration with the Tracy Anderson Method, just think Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” music video. While Nux Active and Chill by Will showed us their new seamless collection and rocked the metallic trend. It is time to shop our favorite athleisure lines.

1. Chill By Will

Brand Name: Chill by Whill

Who: Co-owned and designed by fitness pro Christina Powter and fashion expert Tiffany Noelani

What: Chill by Will brought our favorite deep metallics and ombre to their fall collection, while also introducing a sweatsuit silhouette in forest green that we can’t wait to buy and fun bodysuits and unitards that will be your favorite new workout companion.

Where: chillbywill.com

Cost: Collection ranges from $48-$147

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2. Heroine Sport by Tracy Anderson

Brand Name: Heroine Sport by Tracy Anderson

Who: Designer of Heroine Sport, Nima Taherzadeh and Tracy Anderson, creator of the Tracy Anderson method.

What: Heroine Sport has created a collection with Tracy Anderson featuring our favorite Heroine Sport silhouettes with the Tracy Anderson flare. With bright colors, splatter prints, and color blocking, this collection is everything we want to rock in our next Tracy Anderson class. Plus every piece in the collection is swimmable!

Where: heroinesport.com

Cost: Collection ranges from $75-$255

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3. Nux Active

Brand Name: Nux Active

Who: Designer of Nux Active, Andrea Nettle

What: Nux Active is our new go-to seamless brand, with Body Engineered seamless knitting technology, these pieces will shape to your body in all the right ways. With muted tones and chic prints, Nux Active is a brand you will want in your activewear wardrobe.

Where: nuxactive.com

Cost: Collection ranges from $55-$124

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Nigeria fashion finds a market at home and abroad

Young clothing designers are taking the West African nation by storm as clients near and far seek out their styles.

Lagos, Nigeria – The roads are empty, the only signs of life are birds chirping and foremen working the courtyards.

It is early morning in Lagos’ affluent Lekki area, and a makeup artist is rushing to get Sandra Tubobereni ready for a busy day ahead.

Tubo, as she and her clothing line are popularly known, is an up-and-coming designer in Nigeria and her clothes and fashion services are in high demand.

The phone rings constantly in the all-white reception room, and clients sit patiently under its sparkling chandelier, waiting to see the 26-year-old.

Tubo specialises in wedding dresses that can cost as much as $3,000 [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]

Tubo specialises in wedding dresses with a traditional African twist.

“Demand, as you can see, is extremely high. The industry is growing, and at the moment the world can’t have enough of our designs,” she said, smiling under the bright lights of her office.

And that is not an overstatement. Former US first lady Michelle Obama, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyongo, and pop stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga are just a few of the names who have recently worn clothes by Nigerian designers.

“Before, Nigerians wanted to be seen wearing clothes by foreign designers. That was the trend. But now they see famous people wearing our clothes. So now they say ‘if it is good enough for Michelle Obama and Beyonce, it is good enough for me too,'” Tubo said as Vibrate – a song by Nigerian artist Timaya – played in the background.

Tubo recently finished designing a wedding dress for a client in The Gambia [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]

Tubo employs 15 staff, including 10 tailors, to keep up with the growing demand. Her work is not just limited to Africa’s most populous country. She has travelled to London, Amsterdam, Accra, Houston and Banjul in the last year to attend to her clients.

“Social media helps our work a lot. People see our designs online and reach to us. On an average day, we get a minimum of 10 requests. Our dresses range from $1,000 to $3,000,” Tubo, who trained as an economist before embarking on her lifelong ambition to be a designer, said.

The trend now in Nigeria, the continent’s biggest economy, is for the well-to-do to have their own personal fashion guru. Ade Bakare is one of the most sought-after designers in Lagos. He is the personal clothing creator for the country’s former first lady, Stella Obasanjo.

“There are many people here in Nigeria that have a large disposable income. Before, they used to travel abroad to shop, which was not very convenient,” Bakare said as interns stood nearby hanging on his every word.

“Nigerians are fashion obsessed. They just don’t follow trends. They set the trend,” he added.

First fashion academy

Bakare – who relocated from London, where he still owns a clothing shop, more than seven years ago – has also noticed another huge gap in the market.

“When I first came back I noticed there was a lack of experience. Those involved in the industry had little or no training. It was limiting their potential. So I started the first fashion academy in the country,” he said.

And his students are not just from Nigeria. Beverly Chipchirchir Langat, 23, is from Kenya and is about to graduate from the academy.

“Nigerians are bold compared to us Kenyans. They appreciate fashion more than East Africans. They celebrate their fashion. In Kenya, we are still evolving. We will get there,” she said with a smile.

Soares Anthony used to be a model before trying his hand at designing clothes [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]

No one knows how much Nigeria’s fashion industry is worth, but some of the old challenges remain.

The country’s textile industry has all but collapsed. Cheap imports from abroad still compete with locally made clothes. Electricity at best remains erratic. But these obstacles have not deterred many Nigerians from embracing their own.

In Lagos’ Iponri area, business is brisk as customers haggle with their clothing makers.

“I like my designer,” said Paul Akinbuja, an interior designer, pointing towards a man in a tight-fitting T-shirt with a gold necklace a few metres away.

“He is very precise. He makes clothes just the way I want them. Since he started making my clothes I hardly buy any clothes made abroad,” Akinbuja said.

‘Taste of Africa’

Soares Anthony, his fashion designer, is a former model who currently employs five staff at his business.

“I’m 35-years old. You cannot be a model forever,” he said with a burst of hearty laughter.

“I saw how much our people like clothes and fashion. I focus on the middle market. My clothes are between $50 to $200. They are affordable,” he added.

With the country recently overtaking South Africa as the biggest economy on the continent, designers in Lagos see no limit to what they can achieve.

“I don’t make clothes for just Nigerians. I’m making a wedding dress for a white English woman marrying a Gambian man. We are here for anyone who wants good quality fashion and a taste of Africa,” Tobu, the young wedding dress designer, said as another eager client walked into her studio.

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Celebrity Finance

Record Labels And Night Clubs Are Used For Money Laundering – Noble Igwe

Fashion icon, Noble Igwe has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to look into the activities of nightclubs along certain streets in Lagos. According to him, such business ventures including record labels are used for money laundering in Nigeria.

His social media post is coming just a few hours after the commission revealed via a tweet that they have successfully arrested 12 suspects and recovered 10 cars after a raid at a nightclub.

EFCC tweeted:

Operatives of the EFCC early this morning raided Club 57 in Ikoyi, acting on intelligence report of activities of suspected Internet fraudsters, the EFCC said in a tweet.

While some abandoned their exotic cars to evade arrest, some others resisted. 12 suspects were arrested, with 10 cars recovered.

Noble Igwe tweeted:

People steal and then turn around to blame the government for making them criminals. Anyone that defends a criminal is a criminal and while we have a list for people advocating rape culture,we should also have one for such people.

An armed robber is an armed robber. You are a thief armed with a computer.

Armed robbers on instagram are regarded as G boys but in reality,their’s a different type of stealing.

Online stores and stores on Admiralty/Fola Osibo are used for money laundering.

EFCC needs to have a waiter stationed at every club within Lekki & VI. After last night,club owners are going to record low sales and Uber drivers will be busy tonight.

Record label Estate/ Property Business Car Selling business The Above are major 419 /fraud fronts in Nigeria.

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Tiwa Savage Reacts After Davido ‘Confirmed’ Her Relationship With Wizkid

Tiwa savage quickly took to her twitter page to reply to davido after the singer confirms her relationship with wizkid to the public.

This happened after wizkid reacted to davido new song Titled “Assurance”

Wizkid Tweeted:

I am looking for a sister o!

Davido Quoted His Tweet:

Tiwa our sista ooo ��� STAR BOY !! ⭐️

Tiwa Replied Davido:

��‍♀️��‍♀️��‍♀️ by jejely on my #TiwasVibe

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How Tobi Bakre Broke Alex’s Heart Over Quest For Riches

Former Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Tobi Bakre has revealed why he may not proceed with a relationship with fellow ex-housemate, Alex.

While speaking with BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV’s ‘Rubbing Minds’, the former investment banker revealed that he likes her as a friend but circumstances in the real world might not allow for them to date.

According to Tobi Bakre , there’s a lot of pressure from fans for them to start a relationship but it isn’t the goal for him at the moment.
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In his own words: “People have put pressure on Tolex, we are friends, the photo shoot of us is just from pressure. Yea, we like each other but in the outside world, its a different ball game.

“Of course friendship will remain but at the same time, now we are open to a new world, new opportunities we have to hustle

“For me personally, there is no love when my bank account is not smiling. My emotions are zero when I’m not where I am supposed to be.

“There are a lot of people to meet in this circle, so you can’t put pressure or put all your eggs in one basket.

“I have a whole lot of things to focus on and she also has to accomplish a lot.

“I will be there for her when she needs my help or advise but when it comes to a relationship that is not the goal right now.

“I like her but in the course of my journey who knows what will happen.

“The way she is right now, a relationship will not work, I need her to establish herself, go out there.”…

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Dillish Mathews And Emmanuel Adebayor Unfollow Each Other Amidst Breakup Rumors

Togolese footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor and Big Brother Africa Winner, Dillish Mathews appear to have ended the relationship which they’ve so much tried to keep away from the media.

The both of them recently unfollowed each other on Instagram, and a chat between them confirms that all is not well.

Recently, Dillish Mathews posted on IG that there are certain things she would love to teach the world. She listed them as kindness, loving, respectful, sharing, patience, gentleness, and truthfulness.

Reacting to the post, Emmanuel Adebayor pointed out how much of a hypocrite she is and that she lacks the qualities she said she wants to teach the world.

This is coming few months after Dillish got 300 red roses for Valentine from someone alleged to be Adebayor.

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Mayorkun Dedicates His ‘Next Rated’ Headies Award To Davido

Singer, Mayorkun took to his IG page to thank Davido after winning “Next Rated” award at the Headies Award show which held on May 5. As the winner of the Next Rated artiste category, he went home with a brand new SUV.

Mayorkun is known for many hit songs that has rocked charts since he signed on to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label.

Sharing the photo above, he wrote:

“Dedicating this ‘Next Rated’ award I won last night to you bro @davidoofficial – You gave me a voice !! I can’t wait till I’m able to do the same for others! God bless you immensely !!”

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