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US election: Rapper Kanye gets 60,000 votes despite withdrawal



American musician, Kanye West, got over 60,000 votes in 12 states during the presidential election which started on Tuesday, even after announcing his withdrawal from the race, the Agence France Presse (AFP) reported on Wednesday.

Kanye West had declared his intention to run for the presidency on July 4, 2020 and on July 15, withdrew from the race contested between the incumbent President, Donald Trump of the Republican Party and former Vice President Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.

Despite his withdrawal from the race, Kanye West still got some votes from the electorate, with reports saying he got over 60,000 votes from 12 states.

West had announced his bid on the platform of what he called “Birthday Party”, before he eventually withdrew.

He was said to have got the highest number of votes in Tennessee, where some 10,216 people cast their ballots for him.

He also got 4,040 from Arkansas; Colorado: 6,254; Idaho: 3,631; Iowa: 3,202; Kentucky: 6,259; Louisiana: 4,894.

Other states where he had votes were Minnesota: 7,789; Mississippi: 3,277; Oklahoma: 5,590; Utah: 4,344 and Vermont: 1,265.

The rapper also chronicled his first-ever voting experience on his Twitter handle, saying “God is so good. Today, I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust…me.”

Kanye West also spoke about his intention to contest for the country’s presidency in 2024.


Banky W undergoes another cancer surgery



Renowned Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W

Banky W undergoes another cancer surgery

Renowned Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone his fourth cancer surgery.

In a poignant message shared on his Instagram page, Banky W expressed profound gratitude to God for guiding him through his recovery journey.

He extended heartfelt appreciation to his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers during this challenging time.

Additionally, he acknowledged the exceptional care provided by his medical team, specifically thanking Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga for their expertise and dedication.

Accompanying his message was a video captioned with a powerful statement: “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0.” In his reflections, Banky W emphasized the role of faith in navigating life’s trials, highlighting the promise of divine protection and eventual victory over adversity.


His words : “Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

“Grateful for my wife, family, friends, and Pastors for their love, prayers, and support. Thanking God for my health and trusting that this latest victory is final in Jesus’ name.

“Appreciating the gifted hands and minds of my doctors, Dr. Onyewu of the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery, and Dr. Adenuga of Euracare and the teams that support them.

“We have the victory yet again. Now and forever, in Jesus’ name.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28″.

Banky W undergoes another cancer surgery

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FG bans money rituals, smoking in Nollywood movies, skits



FG bans money rituals, smoking in Nollywood movies, skits

The Federal Government has prohibited of money rituals, smoking and the glamorization of other vices in Nigerian films and skits.

Executive Director/CEO of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Dr. Shaibu Husseini, announced this on Wednesday.

Husseini made this disclosure at a National Stakeholders Engagement on Smoke-Free Nollywood, held in Enugu.

The event was organised by the NFVCB and Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA).

The event brought together movie producers, directors, and actors from across the country, as well as leaders of various guilds and associations in the Nigerian film industry.

The new regulations aim to promote a more responsible and ethical film industry in Nigeria as well as prevent the promotion of harmful and illegal activities through film.

Husseini said that Nigeria was facing an industry emergency requiring bold and ambitious actions from all parents, guardians and stakeholders.

“When my predecessor approached the former Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, on the need to make subsidiary legislation to curtail the display of smoking in Nigerian movies, he saw the need to include money rituals.


“Others included in the regulation are ritual killings and glamorising other crimes in order to further sanitise the film industry.

“Today, I am delighted to announce to you that the Minister of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, pursuant to section 65 of the NFVCB Act 2004 has approved the regulation.

“The minister has approved the ‘Prohibition of money ritual, ritual killing, tobacco, tobacco products, nicotine product promotion and glamorisation display in movies, musical videos and skits regulations 2024’.

“We have also forwarded the approved copy to the Federal Ministry of Justice for gazette,” he said.

Husseini said the sensitisation programme was to educate stakeholders on the danger inherent in smoking in Nigerian movies.

According to him, besides the health implications, glamorising smoking in films poses a negative influence on teens and young adults who constitute the largest segment of Nigerian movie viewers.

He said that the board was set to undertake detailed enlightenment programmes in secondary schools, tertiary institutions, local communities, faith groups and other institutions.

“As you all know, the film industry occupies a central position in the entertainment and creative sector, and it is imperative that we continue to place the highest premium on the progress of the film industry.

“The NFVCB supports smoke-free movies and smoke-free Nollywood. And we therefore seek your collaboration to develop creative content that discourages smoking and promotes positive health messages.

“After a series of engagements, the NFVCB in collaboration with the CAPPA decided to do a ‘subsidiary regulation’ to cater for smoking in movies since this aspect was not expressly spelt out in the extant law.

“The NFVCB is well prepared to take leadership in this regard and has planned and begun implementing innovative ways to achieve its mandate,” he said.

NAN reports that it is the duty of the Board to register all film and video outlets across the country and keep a register of such outlets among other functions.

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I’ll never marry a man who can’t afford a cook – BBNaija star Doyin



BNaija star star Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David, popularly known as Doyi

I’ll never marry a man who can’t afford a cook – BBNaija star Doyin

BNaija star star Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David, popularly known as Doyin has caused a buzz online about her marital preferences, particularly concerning the affordability of hiring a cook.

The episode featured Twitter personality Daniel Regha as a guest, who shared his views on the matter.

During their conversation, Daniel Regha emphasized that cooking is an essential skill for everyone.

He argued that while both genders should know how to cook, it is particularly important for a wife to have these skills and pass them on to her children.

Doyin, in response, shared her perspective that she would prefer to have a cook once she gets married.

This prompted Daniel Regha to point out the possibility of marrying someone who might not be able to afford such a luxury.


Doyin responded firmly, stating that she would not consider marrying a man who couldn’t afford a cook.

Netizens Reactions…

@DeewayBoy said: “This girl just dull anyhow”

@pabloLIGHT01 said: “That’s why you won’t marry , you would remain single”

@tinugrills said: “I believe they say these things on purpose”

@McBluetoothCCFR said: “I love how she has accepted that she will remain forever single
It’s so fascinating to watch”

@MissEllieTweets said: “Didn’t she just ask for catering schools in Lagos?

@PACESETTER80674 said: “Chef and Cook Na two different profession, hope she knows??”

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In other news, Big Brother Naija star Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David, popularly known as Doyin, has expressed her disapproval of women relying solely on their spouses for financial stability.

In the latest episode of her podcast, “Doyin’s Corner,” she emphasized the risks of being a full-time housewife without financial autonomy.

Expressing her disapproval, she mentioned that she believes it is not wise for married women to solely rely on their spouses for financial support

I’ll never marry a man who can’t afford a cook – BBNaija star Doyin

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