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Kemi Adetiba, Mo Abudu, Luvvie Ajayi named in GC4’s Top 100 Women List

Talented, Award winning director and cinematographer Kemi Adetiba has been named on GC4 Women‘s Top 100 List alongside fellow Nigerians Mo Abudu, Luvvie Ajayi and Lilian Ajayi-Ore.

GC4 Women which is an acronym for Global Connections for Women Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Lilian Ajayi-Ore that believes in all women and girls – and their right to create new opportunities for themselves and their communities

This list includes trendsetting women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafza, Meryl Streep among others.

When asked if she hopes to continue to encourage others to tell African stories, Kemi Adetiba said:

Our industry in Africa, especially Nigeria, is still untapped. We have so many stories that need to be told and I want to continue to tell those stories.

Founder Lilian Ajayi-Ore had this to say about how Skype facilitated GC4’s Global outreach:

I still recall working with our partners at Taungana on a STEM for Girls project in South Africa. All of our interactions took place on Skype and it really helped us collaborate more efficiently. The other thing is that the platform allowed us to build a closer friendship with one another. One that extended beyond just working on a program. As an organization, we have been successfully able to reach into several global communities including West Africa, South Africa, parts of Europe and Asia and the United States through this platform. ‘Thank God for Skype’ is an expression my team and I frequently use.

Luvvie Ajayi on her part explains what she loves most about her work:

I love that I’m reaching people. That pushes me forward because sometimes you’re working in a vacuum [and] sometimes you might not feel like your work is getting anywhere. But I love the feedback I’ve been getting, when people tell me that I made their day or I made them smile while they are in the waiting room with their mom who has cancer. So, you know, just bringing joy and making people laugh.

Mo Abudu speaking on the people who she holds in high esteem as role models:

Growing up, my mother was an important role model, and she played a very important role in shaping my worldview. I also grew up in awe of Nelson Mandela and his role in the South African anti-apartheid movement. Recently, I have been inspired by people like Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton who have fought off societal discrimination to reach the highest heights.

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King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

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King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid's Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s second son has turned two today.

Binta Diamond Diallo, took to her instagram page to share pics of Ayo accompanied with a birthday message.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING👑❤️ @king_ayo_ 🎉🎊🎂🎁 God bless you🙏 #myson

Although the music superstar, Wizkid is yet to wish his son a happy birthday.

See more pics below.

King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid's Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo Seen Selling Frozen Chicken In Lagos

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EXCLUSIVE: Ronaldo cried for many days

Cristiano Ronaldo Seen Selling Frozen Chicken In Lagos

If you think you are having a bad day, then you’ve got to rethink that as Cristiano Ronaldo is currently having one of the worst part of his career.

the Portuguese attacking forward who has been having one of the worst goal drought of his career was spotted at Ipaja selling frozen chicken.

Real Madrid was beaten on Saturday after Valencia scored a late goal to pile more pressure on Zidane and his men.

See the billboard of Cristiano Ronaldo selling frozen chicken below as shared by a twitter user.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

American singer Mary J. Blige got what could be called a perfect birthday gift as she turned 47 on January 11th, 2018.

The nine time Grammy award winning R’n’B singer was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During the unveiling ceremony, Mary J. recalled her childhood in the projects in New York and the big dreams that helped her become whom she is today. In her words;

“I loved to sing, It set me free from all of the negativity and all of the confusion happening outside of our home. God gave me the strength to keep steppin’ and keep my head up regardless of what anybody thought about me, regardless of what anybody said about me.

I see myself clear and it’s not all pretty, but I accept the beautiful mess that I am because it’s an imperfect me, still learning, still growing, still Mary though” she said.

Sean Combs whom is also known as Diddy and Blige’s longtime friend joined the unveiling. He said;

“this is about our sister getting her star, her true recognition. But this thing is also about family. We’ve been through a whole lot. We started from nothing.

I used to pick Mary up from the projects. I had me a Volkswagen Rabbit. I had two rims on it because I couldn’t afford four we would just drive down the highway in New York, and we would just dream. We would say, ‘We wanna be somebody. We wanna be big, we wanna be something for our people. And we wanna come and shake up the world.’ And we did that.”

Mary J Blige has eight multi-platinum music albums to her name and has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

Over the course of her 25-year career, Mary J has received 31 Grammy nominations. Her newest project at the moment is a big screen drama “Mudbound” which she was starred in.

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