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Nigeria Media Moguls, Celebrities, Comedians, Government Functionaries, Gather In Lagos For Bodex Social Media Hangout Season II

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At a time when the Nigerian government’s ban of Twitter and decision to prosecute those who continue using the platform has continued to cause uproar in the country, the 2nd edition of the annual Bodex social media hangout this year focused on the theme ‘Digital media: freedom of internet use and the rights of the citizens.

CEO of Bodex media and convener of the event, Florence Bodex Hungbo, said the theme of this year’s Social Media Hangout came long before the twitter ban and she felt God was using her to pass across a message through the theme.

No doubt the use of the internet has opened job opportunities for several Nigerian youths and given voice to the voiceless at a time when technology is turning the world into a global village so, suspending any of the media platforms is as good as shutting us out of the world as that’s one of the major platforms to connect with the world.

Bodex said she observed that journalists, content creators et media personalities in general are not being treated well in Nigeria hence the need for this gathering to create more awareness. It’s was high time media personalities et content creators started having their own voices and avenues where they can come together and strategize.

Bodex assured that the social media hangout was a platform to promote true journalism and reorientate online publishers on how best to use the internet in nation-building and offline publishers on how best to source, investigate and report genuine news. She assured that there will be more innovations to the event each year with amazing sponsors who believe media is the best way to be out there be it product or person.

“This event has come to stay as it celebrates the works that media personalities, content creators et all do across Nigeria. I am a PR consultant and also media person so, I called on my colleagues to put this event together to promote one another especially those who want to be in the news for the right reasons. I love to create a very good relationship with people I come across and the result is what you are seeing with the class of people present here today

She hinted that there is still hope for traditional media platforms only if they are able to look for innovative ways to merge social and traditional media to achieve results. “There is still hope for traditional media. What we need to do is to have a road map that can enable us to co-exist. We need to find out what others do traditionally, and what others do digitally for us to be able to coexist and be trendy. They can be merged together and we will be able to still sell our news without problems.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, CityPeople group CEO, Seye Kehinde, Charles Kalu of, Silverbird and Rhythm’s national head of news and current affairs, Dr Reuben Abati of AriseTv, Mr Jaiye Opayemi, Madam Ify Oyengbule, Madam Kikelomo Atanda-owo, Mr Macaroni, Miss Ariyike, Mr Ezekiel Solesi, Tosin Ajibade, Moji Delano, Lanre Basamta, Olatunji Samuel and lots more were speakers and moderators for the 2021 edition of the Social Media hangout.

Bodex media also honored His Excellency Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu (best tech-friendly man of the year award), the Comissioner for information and strategy Mr Gbenga Omotoso (best government information manager of the year award), Mr Macaroni (best use of social media in entertainment), Mr Dotun of eagle online (best political blog award) Mr Charles Kalu (best brand manager of the year award) Kiekie (best social media use for advert), Fatuntele Lukmon Tunde (King of Twitter Trend), Yomi Screams (Best Facebook manager) Silverbird Television (Best entertainment Tv), AriseTv (Best use of social media in crisis), Iyabo Ojo (Most creative TikTok Queen)

Speaking on the essence of the event, which continues to draw several entertainers and society bigwigs to its fold, the convener said, “The aim is to bring under one umbrella the producers, who are publishers of news and the consumers, who are the fans either as followers and readers and other stakeholders to co-exist. “This initiative will enable all stakeholders to connect, network, share and have fun. More of this kind of interaction can bring sanity to our youths by creating more awareness with a constant reminder of the benefit of using social strengths in nation-building.”

There were awesome performances by Omobaba the comedian, Segun brown, Princephellar, lavotal entertainment, Ewi, lotto-banks, Badagry dancers, and others. The wow factors were exceptional and we home to see you next year.

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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Working With Ernest Obi Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me As A Movie Maker – Nani Boi.

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Enugu born Nollywood Producer, Nani Boi has said, one of the best highlight of his career in movie making is working with long time actor and movie director, Ernest Obi. Nani Boi who just round up production for his latest movie, “Dear Sisters” also revealed that the highly coloured and produced movie was directed by the light skinned thespian.

Gushing over their work relationship, Nani Boi said; “This is the second time I am working with Ernest Ob under Nani Boi production, about the 8th time in movie productions. I started admiring him as a movie maker/actor since the days of “Rattle Snake” and “Love Affair”. His acting and directing prowess made me look forward to working with him. So, the moment Nani Boi group came up with our first movie project, I got in touch with him and that was the movie “Mummy Why.” The movie remains one of the best nollywood movies ever produced, but the quality of “Dear Sisters” is a clear indicatio we have improved and upgraded. So working with Ernest Obi is one of the best things that has happened to me as a movie maker”.

Giving details of the budget, location and production of the movie, the multi-talented screen writer said; “Nani Boi Group spent a lot to get the quality in the production but I wouldn’t want to mention a budget and the Oga at the top will mention a different budget. LAUGHS! He continues, “The entire movie was shot in Enugu state. Enugu has very beautiful locations and I felt we should use this opportunity to showcase the beauty and peacefulness of my beloved state. All the scenes were shot in Enugu” he noted.

As the movie prepare for release, he tells his fans what to expect as they go out to see the movie; “I want to assure my friends and well wishers, who I consider real my fans, that “Dear Sisters” movie will get them engrossed from the first to the last scene and will also unravel a lot of things they need to understand about marriage and relationships. It’s action packed, suspense-filled and highly humorous. Permit me to say that I involved the best hands in the industry” he urges. The movie will be hitting cinemas soon and will be available on other top movie platforms.

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Trending: Nigerian Popular Singer Tiwa Savage Cries Out, ‘I Am Blackmailed With A Sex Tape’.

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Nigerian popular singer, Tiwa Savage, has cred out in a recent interview that she’s being blackmailed with a sex tape of her and her current boyfriend.

Tiwa disclosed this in New York during an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez, on Power 105.1 radio station.

The “Somebody’s Son” crooner told Martinez that she will not give the blackmailer power over her for doing something that is natural.

Tiwa said,
“Yesterday, I was in the car when my road manager sent me a message and told me to check my phone. So I checked it and I was just like, ‘wow! Where did you get this from?’ The video was sent to him and it’s a tape of me and the person I’m dating right now. The first thing I did after I got off the phone was that I sent it to my manager and asked what we should do. The person is asking for money now. The person I am dating is going crazy too.”

The “Koroba” singer said she has decided not to accede to the alleged blackmailer’s demands to pay them off, noting that any form of payment could encourage them to repeat such an act anytime.

She said: “I decided I was not going to pay the person because if I do, two months from now, three months down the line or even two years later, you are going to come back again. Who knows, if I send the money, the person will probably release it. I am not going to let anyone blackmail me for doing something natural

“No part of me wants to pay the person. That is what is getting me angry. If you want to put it out, put it out. I am that crazy that I can put it out myself. You are not making any money from me. This was an intimate moment with someone I am dating. The person I am dating is not famous, he is a regular guy and his whole business is about to be out.

“He is more concerned about me because he knows that I am going to be more affected. My mother and my son having to see it. I am going to talk to my son about it.

“For me, it is when he is older at about 15 and someone is rude to him at the playground and they make reference to the tape. I have to brace him up.”

Tiwa stated that the video was accidentally posted on Snapchat by her lover, who deleted it immediately when he realised the error.

She, however, noted that the remedial action was not possible.

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Breaking News, WhiteMoney ( Hassel Ikechukwu Onyeze Onoh) Emerges The Winner Of BBNAIJA Season 6 Shine Ya Eye.

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A winner has emerged after 70 days of entertainment, tasks, parties and twists in the Big brother season 6 shine ya eye episode. WhiteMoney whose real name is Hassel Ikechukwu Onyeze Onoh beat other 5 remaining house mates. Liquorose emerged the 1st runner-up while Pere became the 2nd runner up at the BBNaija season finale of BBNaija season 6.

Housemates entertained viewers through different tasks by sponsors, relationships and ‘situationships’, Biggies’ twists and turns, tears, laughter, lots of evictions, fun parties, dramas, and lots more.

22 housemates originally entered the BBNaija house before they were later joined by four other housemates who were dubbed wildcard making the total of housemates 26 in a twist by organizers of the reality show.

Winner BBNaija season 6 shine ya eye.

White Money as the winner, walks away with a jaw-dropping grand prize of 90 million naira which goes thus, N30m cash prize, cash in Abeg digital wallet, bitcoins courtesy Patricia, one two-bedroom apartment courtesy RevolutionPlus Property, a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker Innoson Motors and a trip for two courtesy Travelbeta to Dubai and all expenses paid trip to Seychelles sponsored by Daego, gifts from Techno Phantom, Munchis, Dano Dairies etc.

The top six BBNaija finalists are Angel, Cross, Emmanuel Liquorose, Pere and Whitemoney.

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