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Monday, October 25, 2010

Three Musical ‘Rule Breakers’ on One Hot Track: Awilo Longomba feat. Terry G & Timaya – Brukutu

This song had me trying to figure out how to dance Alanta and Makossa at the same time.

It is very easy to class Terry G, Timaya and Awilo on one track as Pop music overkill, still they pull it off just fine. They teamed up on this track – “Brukutu” produced by Terry G. A song like this makes it clear, that no matter how much we belittle our ‘Jollof music,’ Africa and the rest of the world are listening.


Pastor Kumuyi re-marries

71 year old Deeper Christian Life Ministry founder, Pastor William Kumuyi, has re-married, 18 months after he lost his wife. The wedding to the new wife, a lady by the name Esther, who's said to be a member of his church, was reported to have taken place in the UK sometime last week. His late wife Mrs. Kumuyi died at 57 on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at her residence in the International Bible Training Centre, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos. - The Nation


Nigerian teenager shot dead in UK

Late - Samuel Adelagun

A 16 year old Nigerian teenager, Samuel Adelagun, has been shot dead in east London by two masked gunmen firing at a group of four youths.

Adelagun, was shot in the upper left chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene in Chesterton Road, Plaistow. Police also found a boy of 15 who was shot in the abdomen. He is still in hospital in a stable condition.

Police say the shooting took place in parkland at the junction of upper road when two gunmen appeared behind the four teenagers and began firing. The group aged 15 and 16 were attacked from behind by the gunmen at around 3.20am.

All four youngsters ran away and then re-grouped in the area and sought help from a local resident where Samuel was shot in the upper left chest, while the 15-year-old was blasted in the abdomen.

The only description of the gunmen is that they were dressed in black and wearing balaclavas. It is not known if they travelled in a vehicle or were on foot.

Detectives from the Met's Trident unit, which tackles gun related crime within the black community, are investigating the death.

Annie Smith, 77, of Howards Road, backing on to the parkland, said: "I heard two males shouting then I went back to sleep. Then I heard three or four bangs. I thought it could be fireworks but it may have been shots. I then heard somebody shouting and someone answer faintly. They are just kids, why were they out so late?"

Floral tributes, including seven bunches of white roses, were laid at the foot of the police cordon taping off the scene.

No arrest has been made, according to the London Metropolitan Police.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Samuel Adelagun at Walthamstow mortuary, police said.


Another Aero Plane In Close Mishap

A Lagos-bound Aero Contractors aircraft from Port Harcourt developed what looked like a technical fault mid air on Sunday afternoon.

We gathered that the aircraft suddenly started making a deafening noise which made passengers become uneasy fuelled by the pilot and the crew’s refusal to explain what was happening on board the full flight.

The aircraft however managed to make it to Lagos airspace prompting an emergency landing at the cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 5.30pm Local time.

After it successfully landed, We gathered that the obviously frightened and shocked passengers made a dash for the emergency exits which left some of them with injuries but no lives were lost.

Three (3) NAHCO buses were deployed to transport the passengers to the local wing of the airport.

Recall that a few months ago, another Aero plane flying from Abuja to Lagos on a Sunday morning had a close mishap courtesy of bad weather.