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The Nigerian Born Texas Broadcaster, Ola Ogunkoya Better Known As Double “O” Celebrates Wife On Her Birthday

Words are not enough to fully capture what you mean to me but with these few words I hope I could covey to you just how special you are.

From the first day I met you [Omolara] up to this very moment you’ve been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I was born to love you and loving you is my greatest accomplishment. You are the love of my life, the mother of my children, and the woman of my dreams.

 Your presence in my life as given me so much joy and fulfilment. You mean everything to me. You’re my partner, my betterhalf, my sunshine, my queen, my angel, my baby, my everything.
Thank you for being such a wonderful woman,  thank you for taking care of our kids,  thank you for being there for me and for loving me. You make it easy for me to love you, to want to come home all the time, and to be a good husband and father.

You’re my Proverbs 31 woman. A virtuous woman indeed. You’re a great example of everything a woman should be. You’re Godly, you’re caring,  you’re hard-working and you inspire me. I love you more than anything or anyone.

 I thank God for blessing me with you. And I pray that God will continue to keep you, and His light will continue to shine upon your life and that you’ll continue to age with grace. On this your special day, I want to reaffirm that you’re still as beautiful as ever.

I love you so very much.

Happy birthday to you, my love!!!

​Ogun State NANNM: Mobile Punch Newspaper And Samson Folarin Unrepentant Enemies of The Nursing Profession



The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun state chapter has once again observed with dismay the above titled publication by a supposedly renowned newspaper, The Punch newspaper, and we are disappointed that both the correspondents and editors of a news outfit of such repute will descend so low to propagate outright misinformation to the unsuspecting public with a deliberate attempt to smear the image of the noble profession of nursing. The Punch newspapers has at different times published stories wherein persons who are neither registered nurses nor student nurses have been mischievously referred to as either nurses or student nurses with the malevolent intention of defaming the good image of the noble profession of nursing. Some of such unscrupulous publications include stories about a student of the college of health technology, Ilese Ijebu and her lecturer involved in a pregnancy scandal titled “Lecturer impregnated me, rejects pregnancy, says nursing student. It wasn’t me, I used condom – Lecturer” on the 22nd day of May, 2017 by one Samson Folarin (@childofdkingdom).

 It is pertinent to note and inform well-meaning members of the public that the school, the student and the lecturer have nothing to do with the nursing profession as the school does not have the requisites to train nurses and neither the lecturer nor the student have anything to do with the nursing profession. The misinformation was thought to be an honest mistake when the story was initially published and attempts were made to correct the misinformation by contacting correspondents and officials of the newspaper outlet including the agent behind the story, one Samson Folarin, both in person and via phone calls but such efforts were rebuffed,as the same author using the platform of the outlet published three (3) different follow ups to the story using headlines that malign the appellation “nursing student” despite the fact there is nothing about the nursing profession remotely or closely associated with the stories. 

It is disturbing to note that this will not be the first time that The Punch newspapers have done similar publications wherein persons who are not nurses have been reported as nurses especially when such persons are involved in scandalous or disreputable acts. It is highly unfortunate that the editors and correspondents of the Punch newspapers; who are expected to be conscience of the nation and as such has been saddled with the responsibility of searching for the truth and disseminating correct information; have demonstrated deviance from such responsibility and have chosen to take the ignoble path of spreading misinformation and half-truths.

 Other such irresponsible publications include the story of a maid who stole a baby in a private hospital in Abeokuta who The Punch wrongly referred to as a nurse and that of a birth attendant who pulled off a baby’s hand in the process of delivery also in Ogun state inaccurately described as a nurse by The Punch newspaper now rapidly gaining notoriety in such matters. It is expected that for an organization of such reputation, the least qualifications for employing correspondents and editors should not be less than that of professionals and as such these calibre of persons are expected to not only know but also correctly inform the general public about the difference between professionals and non-professionals in the health and indeed all other sectors.

 However, the likes of Samson Folarin of the Punch newspapers and their editors obviously being quacks within the profession of journalism, have demonstrated their mental laziness by being unable to correctly identify who nurses or nurses in training are as differentiated from allied health professionals whom they erroneously portray to the general public as nurses.

 One would expect professional journalists to join in the fight against quackery in the health sector by playing the role of educating the public on the need to and how to identify qualified, registered and licensed professionals and patronizing only such while seeking health services but these ones (Samson Folarin and co) being quacks themselves have chosen to promote quackery in the health sector through their numerous publications targeted at confusing the public about the identity of nurses and maliciously denting of the image of the noble profession of nursing. NANNM, Ogun state on behalf of the dutiful, hardworking and immaculate nurses of this country hereby calls on well-meaning Nigerians to beware of the antics of these lots who have chosen to follow the ignoble part of unprofessional journalism and wants to drag the esteemed profession of nursing in the mud. We appeal to goodhearted Nigerians to identify them as mere mischief makers and ignore them. We further appeal to Nigerians to help us summon Samson Folarin and his cohorts with The Punch newspapers to be bold enough to come out straight if they have any scores to settle with nurses and the nursing profession rather than employ these infantile and irresponsible strategy of maliciously portraying nurses and nursing in bad light.


Sherif Olarenwaju


​Tupac Dumped Madonna Because She’s White, His Prison Letter Reveals

Tupac’s relationship with Madonna ran deeper than anyone knew.

In 2015, the Material Girl made headlines after revealing she had dated the rapper three years before his death in 1995. “One time I was mad at [David Letterman] when I said the f-word a lot, but the rest of the time was good,” Madonna told Howard Stern. “I was in a weird mood that day. I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time, and he had got me all riled up about life in general. So, when I went on the show I was feeling very gangsta.” 

Later that year, the rapper’s brother,Mopreme Shakur, told Vlad TV he helped facilitate the romance. “She gave me a note to give to him; I was just happy she was giving him a note. Everybody was there. I went over and gave it to him. He was about the business and then they linked up. I would take him to her house and s–t when we got back to L.A. Yeah…” he recalled. “They were a thing for a minute.” (In 2014, Rosie Perez told Wendy Williams she played a role in introducing the former couple.)

On Wednesday, TMZ published portions of a letter—written Jan. 15, 1995 at 4:30 a.m.—that Tupac wrote to Madonna while serving time for sexual assault at Clinton Correctional Facility. Gotta Have Rock and Roll will auction off the letter between July 19-28 with a starting bid of $100,000; according to TMZ, the last letter written by the rapper fetched more than $170,000.

TMZ redacted four chunks from Tupac’s letter. The late rapper started by calling Madonna “M,” saying, “I’ve waited a long time 2 finally write this mainly because I was struggling to find all the answers that I wouldn’t leave any unanswered questions. First and foremost, I must apologize to you because like you said I haven’t been the kind of friends I know I am capable of being.”

Later in the letter, he explained that he broke up with the “Human Nature” singer because of her race. “Can u understand that? For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career. If anything it would make you seem that much more open & exciting,” he wrote. “But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my ‘image’ I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was. I never meant to hurt you.”

Tupac went on to reference an interview where Madonna had supposedly said, “‘I’m off to rehabilitate all the rappers & basketball players,'” or something like that. “Those words cut me deep seeing how I had never known you to be with any rappers besides myself. It was at this moment out of hurt & a natural instinct to strike back and defend my heart & ego that I said a lot of things.” After another redacted paragraph, Tupac continued to share his side of the story with Madonna. “Can you feel me? In the time since, as u can see, I have grown both spiritually and mentally. It no longer matters how I’m perceived,” he said. “Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with an extremely famous sex symbol.”

Later in the letter, the hip-hop heavyweight wrote, “I offer my friendship once again this time my stronger & focused. If you are still interested I would like to further discuss this with you but some of it couldn’t wait. I felt compelled to tell you…just in case anything happened 2 me.”

Tupac ended his letter with a warning for the Queen of Pop. “Please be careful Madonna. Everyone is not as honorable as they seem there are those whose hearts bleed with envy & evil. They would not hesitate to do you harm!” Tupac wrote. “Let my 6 bullets be proof of that!”
After signing the letter, he added a final message: “I don’t know how you feel about visiting me but if you could find it in your heart I would love to speak face to face with you,” Tupac, who was fatally shot, said. “It’s funny but this experience has taught me to not take time 4 granted.”


Sometimes in the year 2003, I waltzed into a house in Gbasemo street, Ikorodu. The two-storey building stood tall opposite Harmony Castle, a haven for movie-makers back then. In the topmost flat of this property lived two Nollywood’s greats, Faithia and Saidi Balogun. I had been directed by Mr. Kayode Shogbesan, popularly called Baba Mi Kay to see Saidi Balogun. That afternoon, I saw the African James Bond for the first time and from the very first minute, I started knowing the true colours of Saidi ‘Walata’ Balogun. Many have characterized him based on his personalities across the screen and film sets but I am here to talk about the person, the passion and the prodigy called Saidi Balogun! I won’t talk about all those things you already know about him, I want to talk about things you (probably) don’t know about him. I summarized everything in seven points,


Josephine was the name of the beautiful lady who opened the door for me that day. She was a younger version of Faithia Balogun so no one needed to tell me I was in the right place or that Josephine was Faithia’s sister. I was offered a seat and in a matter of seconds I saw two real people, living a real life; a real role model life. While Faithia was busy breast-feeding the two months old baby Aliyah, Saidi was busy bowing and prostrating before his Almighty Creator; praying the Islamic way. I was moved as I whispered a silent prayer for the couple. Saying, this is the way to go! Many people could have believed a Saidi who played naughty, crooked and bad-boy character conveniently wouldn’t give a damn about piety but I dare say here that I have that firsthand knowledge about him being religious and God-fearing


It shocks me when I hear people say Saidi Balogun is proud or arrogant! I think people, more often than not, tend to judge or characterize artistes based on the characters/roles they interpret on the screen. 

Even colleagues who have not had opportunity to be close to Saidi feels he has an aura of naughtiness, arrogance etc… but I have lived, dined, worked, travelled, argued, discussed, interacted with Saidi Balogun and I am telling you first hand that he is a humble man, he just has his ways. When Saidi has an argument or issue with someone, he may rant and say all sorts of things but the moment he leaves that spot, he would ask me “Abey, what did you see to what just happened?” If my reply was something like “Bros, you were at fault” he would go “Really?” and if I was like “Yes” he either makes a u-turn, go back to the person or places a phone call immediately and he would be like “Hello? Yeah my brother said I was wrong ooo, ok ma binu, I am sorry”.


I am yet to see a Nollywood star who loves like Saidi. He is emotional, caring and loving. I think most times he tried to play hard, acting like he didn’t care but I can’t be fooled. He loves like Romeo. Little wonder he still talks about his wife (with people like us) affectionately.


Saidi Balogun was the first actor/producer/director to come up with a highly-engaging two cast movie in Nigeria. This movie (MO DUPE TEMI), directed by Daniel Ademinokan which co-starred Doris Simeon, was not a short film but a feature-length movie, yet there was no boring moment from the first scene to the last. It was a hit movie. Saidi Balogun was the first producer to produce a movie whereby all the cast are clad in Ankara fabrics, a creative infusion in the movie ETI KETA. There are so many ‘firsts’ with Saidi Balogun and he just remains special and relevant till date. It is worthy of mention to know that Saidi is still the only actor in Nigeria who rocked the A-list position simultaneously with his wife, Faithia Balogun, for so many years. A feat that has been attempted by many in the past but failed. It’s either the wife or the husband hits the A gong but not the two at the same time but Saidi and Faithia broke this jinx.


When I was his manager, sometimes, I would pass the night in his house and anytime there would be a new release of his movie, Saidi and a few guys would set out from midnight (12noon) and return around 5am. One day, out of curiosity, I decided to join them and I realized that in that five hours trip, Saidi Balogun and these boys had covered the most parts of the South-West, pasting posters around brigde poles, starting from the Shagamu-Abeokuta interchange to Ibadan, Oyo, Ogbomosho, Osogbo. This happens in the wee hours and when it is daybreak, people wake up to see new posters in strategic places. Beyond this distribution strategy, I also learnt from Saidi that the best errand is the one you sent yourself, when D.I.Y you just can’t go wrong. Saidi Balogun is indefatigable, he monitored a lot of successful things we saw back then himself, from start to finish. I saw him produced a movie ‘GBEWIRI’ for three years, putting all his weight behind that movie. It takes a special grace to be that fine and also be hard-working. 


Only a few actors are well-known and accepted in all the geo-political zones of Nigeria. Saidi Balogun is one of those few


When the news broke that marriage between Star actress Faithia Balogun and Saidi Balogun is dissolved, the duo lived apart, yes you know that, but what you may not know is that while Josephine and Esther (Faithia’s sisters) moved in with Faithia, Kenneth Williams (Faithia’s brother) moved in with Saidi Balogun. Kenneth remained a manager and best friend of Saidi Balogun. Kenneth continued to live with Saidi until he got married, an occasion where Saidi stood as the father of the day! Who does that?

Saidi Balogun had a fatal accident, he had a broken skull, broken spine, broken arm, broken neck and miraculously he survived, that is not the wow factor here. The wow-factor is, the first time Saidi opened his eyes and saw me beside him, he said “Abey, get a pen and paper” I was like “for what?” he said “I have an idea of a story” I was like “Are you crazy?” he replied no, but the story is (crazy) GAMBARI PA FULANI! I wanted to laugh but the ambience was not funny, here is a lucky man who managed to survive because Obasanjo just equipped UCH with state of arts equipment, opening his eyes for the first time and talking about a story for a movie… who does that? Saidi Balogun is full of the who-does-that attributes, that is what stands him out. That is why he is special.

For these few reasons and a lot more, I think the entire Nollywood stakeholders should come out to celebrate this enigma, this special breed called Saidi Balogun as he celebrates his 50th birthday starting from July 4th. Happy Birthday Boss! I learnt a lot from you. Remain blessed.



Award-winning Filmmaker,

Writes from Oregun, Lagos.

New Music: Da’Inno – Most High

Here comes a brand new single Titled ”MOST HIGH” from a high Praise Leader known as David Innocent Who goes by the stage name ”Da’Inno” under the ministry known as Da’Inno Music Emprie (DME).

Da’Inno is a song writer, A music director, A music teacher & He plays nothing lessthan three diffrent kinds of musical instrument…

Da’Inno is a Nigerian, hailed from the northern part of Nigeria, Benue state to be precised. 

Da’Inno is born again, God fearing, easy going, sweet, good looking young man. 

He is a computer scientist by profession.

Da’Inno is called into the gospel music ministry to lead people into God’s presence & at the same time lead them to Christ.


Africa, Australia, Antarctica, Asia, South America, North America & Europe come on let’s shabach the most high God together…

with a loud voice of praises according to Psalm 47:1

 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

Psalm 100 

1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing…. King James Version (KJV).

You are delivered as you download, listen & praise God with this song ”MOST HIGH”.


Da’Inoo Music Empier

hun hun hun hun….

O na na na…………… Let’s Shabach The Lord… Chai!

vers 1

Heavenly father my God I praise Your Name 

You Are The mighty God, You Are The Only God 

There is None like You..

You Live, You Reign, You Rule

You No Dey Tire Eh Eh

Omalicha Nwa Eh 

You Are the reason I live I praise You 

That’s Why I call You Agidigba, Ebubedike, Dikenanya

Olisambi neligwe, Agaba Eh, Onunu Layinu Eh Eh

That’s Why I call You Agidigba, Ebubedike, Dikenanya

Olisambi neligwe, Agaba Eh, Onunu Layinu Eh Eh


              Yes You are the lord Eh.. ehn


Most High


              Yes You are the lord Eh.. eh


Most High


              Yes You are the lord Eh  Ehee hee hee


Most High


              Yes You are the lord Eh


Most High


                        You are the reason we live,  We praise Your name baba


Most High


Agam e buru Aleluya bugara Chineke


Most High
Vers 2

Holiness In Your totality

You took Salvation to the Pharisees 

Your Thurnder Melt the Mountains like a wax

Eba mi Ki jesu Yi O tobi

Eyin ni oba ti ansaya (saya)

Eyin ni oba ti angbega (gbeka)

kosi oba bi re baba

To ri Efun wa ni Messiah 

Papa nla tonjo towun towun

efufu le le ton’mi igbo kiji kiji ii…

sangiri lagiri, sangiri lagiri, ola giri ka ka ka ka ka ka ka kaa


Hey! It’s high time to praise God with some humming (are you ready) 

                                           ( Father Lord we give You all the praise o)

Follow me Join praise father now now

Oh, Oh, Oh (everybody sing it o)

oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh , oh oh, oh, oh,

Here we go, I say eh 

(everybody) Aka aka aka (aka) 3x

Everybody pa atewo re dada eh eh

Aka aka aka (aka) 3x

 make you pa atewo re dada eh hee hee hee…



You the Lord O baba, (chai) There is nobody like you Lord ooo uh uh uh…

come on now. You are the Lord eh, I say you are the Lord eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh

Oya, Alo jeje lo Odun mo (chai)s, Alo jeje lo Odun mo, Ochedu leba awo no Ada eh, eh, eh , eh, eh

 Nka, ochedu labe awo no, ochedu leba awo no, ochedu leba awo no Odun

Ada’m no hicho oooo eh eh huhuhuhu hheen

Yeh Yeh Yeh…..


​Ariana Grande Speaks Out After Manchester Attack: ‘I Don’t Have Words’

Ariana Grande has released a statement regarding the fatal incident at her Manchester, England show.

The 23-year-old singer broke her silence on the 19 confirmed fatalities and the estimated 50 people who were injured following her concert on Monday [May 22]. 

“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” Ariana tweeted.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.