Davido donates one million naira to Breast Cancer Patient, Debbie Osarere

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Hopes got high for the #SaveDebbie campaign today, as 20-Year-old Nigerian Pop-Star, Davido, donated the sum of 1 Million Naira to help save the Breast Cancer Patient, Debbie Idiagbonya Osarere.

The Breast Cancer patient, Debbie Idiagbonya Osarere, had a reason to smile as pop star David ‘Davido’ Adeleke donated the sum of 1 Million Naira her today.

This Philanthropic act will raise the bar for Davido, whose public image have suffered in recent times, ranging from the Picture scandal and the alleged beating of a cab man.

Debbie who has been diagnosed with a non-malignant lump in her breast is currently hospitalized at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

WHOASKYOU? gathered that Davido paid her a visit early this afternoon.

A Close friend to Debbie, Sadiq Adams revealed to us that Davido called earlier today to make his intention known to give out the amount.

Mr Sadiq Adams also made it known that the sum of 2 Million Naira was gotten in the first two days of the #SaveDebbie campaign which includes Davido’s 1 Million naira donation.

WHOASKYOU? Investigations also revealed that the doctors have disclosed that she has less than a month to live if the surgery is not undergone quickly.

Debbie needs N6 Million Naira, the cost of the operation, Friends say Debbie needs a double mastectomy, where both breasts will be removed completely, another surgery for arrangement of spinal cord and a breast reconstruction surgery

Donations can be made at Access Bank to: Idiagbonya Osarere,

Account Number: 0000216933

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

PHOTOS: Meet female celebrities who are single parents

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(Picz 1) Gloria Doyle:
Madam controversy could be the right word to qualify boobs flaunting Gloria, she declared not too long ago that she’s still not interested in settling down. The busty woman who claims to be a gospel musician and later a pastor of a church in Ogba axis of Lagos is the mother of a grown-up girl who she had while she was still very young and she has since then been living as a single mother, even when she has suitors that are ready to walk her down the aisle, she stuck to her single status which gives her freedom to take any man she so desires at any time.

(Picz 2) Faithia Balogun:
This beautiful script interpreter is without doubt a delight to watch anytime; the news of her separation from her movie actor cum producer husband raised some dust which is gradually subsiding, and it is a common knowledge that she has had a baby with another man before she decided to settle down with Saheed whom she adopted his name. Sources claimed her union with Saheed was an after-thought as she had initially declined the actor’s advances, preferring a London-based lover who she had a child for before coming back for Saheed. It was even alleged that they were not officially married but that she decided to adopt his name so as to cover the mistake of not having proper wedding before making babies together. The union which has since broken down completely over issues relating to infidelity has returned her to the status of single parent Nigerian celebrity.

(Picz 3) Iyabo Ojo:
It is no secret that Iyabo has been a single mother for many years, story has it that she lived with a guy years back who fathered her children, a boy and a girl. Though many believe the children are the result of a marriage she entered into while she was still very young, others argue it is a result of a fling she decided to have to have children before going after her career in the movie industry. She has over the years been linked with many men both within and outside the movie industry, but Iyabo has always been evasive when the issue of marriage is pushed to her and she has always been frank about the fact that she has children she cares so much about.

(Picz 4) Tayo Odueke (Sikiratu Sindodo):
She’s one of the Nigerian celebrities who has been very cautious about mentioning the child they had out of wedlock, hardly has she ever given a mention to the fact that she has a daughter or that she’s a single parent, rather Tayo is seen by her fans as a young lady that has never experienced the joy of motherhood before. When she was the apple of the eyes of one time leader of Oshodi branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the child’s name was kept out of everything the chubby Yoruba actress did since she came to limelight and it is the belief of her many fans that she’s still without any kid. Sikiratu Sindodo as Tayo is called is another of the numerous Nigerian celebrities that are single parents.

(Picz 5) Waje:
She shot to prominence when she was featured by the singing duo of P Square in their 2005 hit Do Me; the performance then encouraged the twins to allow her do a lady version of their Omoge Mi song; she has also been featured by Banky W and M.I. at different occasions. Born Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe, commonly known as WAJE which is the acronym for “Words aren’t just enough”, Waje has a love child she which she’s not hiding but not also really exposing to the press. The secret of the 10-year-old daughter became public knowledge in 2011 and the talented songstress has never denied the existence of the child which is the result of an affair the pretty lady had many years back, though she’s still very single and not really into any form of relationship, but she is of the belief she will settle down as time goes on.

(Picz 6) Genevieve:
Her case is the most talked about of the Nigerian celebrities that have children, and it is attributed to the fact that she was at a time the most sought after Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s love child story is one that arouse heated arguments anytime it is mentioned, some are of the opinion that the father took advantage of her while she was still too young to make proper decision, others are of the opinion that she knows what she’s doing. The daughter who the actress will want to protect at all cost from public glare was conceived when she was still in secondary school and she has since been taking care of the child who close pals described as her life even when she will not have anything to do with the father ever again.

(Picz 7) Alex Lopez:
She is probably one of the very few celebrities that will talk about the children they have out of wedlock openly with no sign of regret, Alex Lopez is always happy to talk about her son Joshua, whom she had for her lover years back. Although, the relationship did not last, she is ever grateful for the joy of motherhood that the relationship afforded her and she’s not ashamed to talk about the product of the botched relationship, even when she’s still in the market shopping for prospective husband.

(Picz 8) Funke Etti:
She was one of the regular faces in the Yoruba click of the Nigerian movie industry some time ago, Funke Etti was at a time thought to be having an affair with Itele, another actor in the Yoruba movie industry, but she denied anything of such stating that they only had a working relationship. Recently she joined the league of Nigerian celebrities who have children out of wedlock when she delivered a bouncing baby boy, the naming which the father was conspicuously missing. Sources even claimed she’s still single as the person responsible for the pregnancy has not performed any marriage rite on her, which admits her into the league of Nigeria single parent celebrities.

(Picz 9)Grace Amah:
This petite light-skinned actress who acts in both Yoruba and English speaking movies had a child last year for someone people say is happily married though she came out to debunk that stating that she would soon be getting married to the father of her baby boy. Marriage apart she has successfully earned herself a place in the group of celebrities with children out of wedlock and some pessimists are still of the opinion that the marriage may not be a thing that will be happening this year.

(Picz 10) Bisola Badmus:
She disappeared from the screen sometime back only for her arrival to be announced with a bouncing baby boy. Bisola Badmus who has acted in many Yoruba films had her naming ceremony recently and like Funke Etti, the father of her child was absent. Sources however have it that the father is a popular fuji musician and that the musician did not want his name to be mentioned in the whole scenario as he had informed the actress of his desire for her not to have the baby, while the actress insisted she would be having it. Though the christening was done with funfair, all efforts to get the identity of the father from the actress proved futile as the actress has joined the league of Nigerian celebrities that are single parents.

(Picz 11) Omawunmi Megbele:
Her story was like a comedy, Omawunmi Megbele was at a time dating her producer Dokta Frabz and before one can say hello, she had entered into another relationship with a man who was said to be having a steady relationship with another woman, it was along the line she took in and news of her pregnancy started like rumour. When it became obvious, questions started arising as to the father of her child and it was at that period she released the song “If You Ask Me”; the people who have been asking the paternity question about her baby girl then assumed she released the song to answer the question of the child’s paternity. Her fling that turned into pregnancy made Omawunmi one of the numerous Nigerian celebrities who are single parents.

(Picz 12) Ibinabo Fiberisima:
Sultry actress Ibinabo Fiberisima, has enjoyed lots of controversies and the former beauty queen turned actress can be said to be one actress who can’t have enough of the wrong men. She was at a time dating tall actor and ex-husband of television talk show gal Fred Amata, a relationship many of Ibinabo’s friends thought would lead to the altar, but just as it started it was brought to an abrupt end with no cogent reason, but not without the actress having a child for the actor which brings to three the number of children she has had out of wedlock. She had had two children before that of Fred for men nobody can really say the way they look. The actress who contested to be the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria in the botched election is said to have a flair for having children for different men, which is evident with the number of men she has had children for in a short while.

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

Lagos Assembly blasts MTN over “Aeroplane Wonder Promo”

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has lampooned telecommunication giant, MTN, over its wonder promo.

Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity, Hon. Segun Olulade, blasted the firm for encouraging Lagosians to participate in the promo that promises luxurious gifts such as aero plane with a fee of N200. 

The promo, he said, has the tendency to contribute to the growing trend of moral decadence in the society.

Olulade said it creates the impression among youths that there are undignified short cuts to wealth, negating the ideals of labour and responsibility.

He argued that marketing hypes of this kind would go a long way to further insult the collective intelligence of Nigerians and defeat the purpose they are meant to serve.

The lawmaker advised MTN to consider the far- reaching implications of the controversial promo on its brand’s integrity in Nigeria, especially if the promises are not fulfilled.

He urged MTN to devise more dignifying sale strategies and intensify efforts in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

He called on the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) as well as the Consumers Protection Council (CPC) to critically look into the modalities surrounding the various business promos in the country.

Culled from: The Nation

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Is this fashion or glorified madness

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The last time I checked, I thought fashion was about what you wear and not what you forgot to wear!

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

“Nothing less than 30 men patronize me on a daily basis”: (A peep into the world of Prostitution)

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While Muslims were at home celebrating the holy month of fasting (Ramadan) which ended recently, commercial sex workers (prostitutes) were also on the other hand jubilating at the successful completion of the religious exercise. The sex workers were proud to say that the end of fasting is the beginning of their business, which was grossly affected by the holy month.

Some of the sex workers, aside jubilating and celebrating publicly, also agreed that the end of the fasting has returned them back to business fully.

Most of these commercial sex workers further disclosed that their patronage since Muslims ended their fasting had been encouraging.

Jemima, 28, who plies her ugly trade around Isolo, Lagos, attested thus: “There is no doubt that my income in this profession has improved since Muslims ended their fasting. Sex is essential to my customers.

According to her, nothing less than 30 men patronize her on a daily basis.
Another sex worker (name withheld) operating from Ikemba Hotel located around Aguda, Lagos, said: “As soon as fasting ended one of my customers who also observed the fasting visited me; he nearly shed tears because he has not been having sex for the past one month”.

When asked whether she increased her price or not, she added:“Well, it depends on the mugu. My customer who I told you almost shed tears, when I saw the pressure that was on him and I found out that he was ready to pay any amount just to have me, I increased my price from N1,000 to N2,000, he paid and I gave him the services required”.

Chiamaka who hails from Obowo in Imo State and carries out her trade in a brothel at Ejigbo said: “What I suffered during Ramadan fasting period was much, it got to a point I almost begged just to eat. I remember the day one of my customers came and was pricing me N200, due to bad market”. When asked whether she collected the money, she responded in the affirmative. “Well, to be frank with you I don’t have a choice. I collected it because I must chop, Abi no be so? She asked rhetorically.

We asked if there is improvement now, she replied:“Oga journalist, you want to know everything in one day.

Well, God is good to me. Right now business is fine and we are back on our feet again.”
As for the man that offered her N200 for sex , Chiamaka had this to say,” I will never allow him into my room again. Mr. Journalist as I am talking to you now, I don’t greet the man anymore.” When asked why, she took us down memory lane on her sad past. “All men are the same; when I left secondary school, my mother said I should get married and I was about 15 then, I told her I was too young to get married then but she insisted that I must get married. I got married just to please my mum but after two children my husband abandoned me and today I am left alone to my fate.

My two children are in school and I am the one footing their bills. I am telling you this story for the first time” she said with tears all over her face.

Reacting to all this, a Lagos based Islamic cleric, Alhaji S.A Adebayo, the chief Imam of Aranse Central Mosque, Ijeshatedo, maintained that prostitution is a dirty business. “Any Muslim brother that treads in their path is dirty before the Almighty Allah.
There is no difference between witchcrafts and prostitution. For a woman to open her two legs for 20 or 30 men in a day she must be a witch.” He further urged those doing it to stop patronizing commercial sex workers. “Allah hates it”, he averred.

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

“if ‘magomago’ gets into my matter, I will show Nigerians another side that they have never seen before” : Charly Boy

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Charlyboy, AKA Areafada has made headlines recently on different newspapers for posing nude in a picture. In this interview, the enigmatic social crusader and the eccentric one has finally disclosed why he posed nude in the picture that went viral on the internet. The Excerpt.
 
Question: One wonders where you have been this period that the media has gone wild about you.

Charly Boy: I have beene been hibernating in my room, sipping fruit punch on the rocks, and having a damn good laugh at some peoples timid, conservative and myopic mindset, and I will always thank God that am different and special, and not bugged down by such pedestrian intelligence.

Question: We are wondering why you continue to keep quiet over series of stories that are being circulated about you.

Charly Boy: You know I will always remain cool with a smile when everybody is loosing sleep over my actions or inactions. No matter what, anything I do attracts attention, and even at that, not doing anything at all attracts attention. Everyone is entitled to his or her perception of the brand. what they feel or believe the brand represents doesn’t really matter. We all see an issue from where ever we stand, so if you are an artiste, you will for instance see the so-called nude picture from a creative standpoint. If you are a deeper life kind of person, you will start to moralize and may even paint me the devil. For me, it all comes with the territory; I’m an entertainer and an artiste, so if people start to swallow panadol on my behalf, should that be my concern? I know damn too well who and what I am and that is why am severely myself, because I believe in me, as a result, I don’t give a damn what you think that I am, because I already know who I am, and am confident in that knowledge. So why should I have anxiety over my playfulness and youthfulness. I no send anybody massage oooo.

Question: You filed a suit against National Mirror; at what point is the case now?

Charly Boy: My case is still in court with the National Mirror, I know some dumb asses would feel like, Oh, he just wanted to make noise. He is not serious about the matter, but I guess time will tell who the real fools are. I know some people in this country feel like because they have money, they can buy anything even justice they don’t even deserve. Lagos high court went on vacation over the past months so as soon as they come back in the next few weeks, the matter will be called up. And let me warn, if ‘magomago’ gets into my matter, I will show Nigerians another side that they have never seen before. Don’t forget that I on my own have faced corporate bodies in this country and have won, so Jimoh Ibrahim and National Mirror are small fries in my book. I have taken on bigger platforms. Una go hear am soon, stay tuned.

Question: Even while battling with National Mirror on the controversial issue of gay and lluminati, your nude picture hit the internet again. How did this happen?

Charly Boy: So? Don’t I look good for my age? How does one get to look that good if you don’t take care of yourself? Did you see crawcraw on my body? If you see nudity, what I see is discipline. I challenge you to find in this Nigeria, 61 year old men who look like me and are in the best mental, physical and spiritual shape.

You think it is moimoi? Do you know how hard I work to keep that body like that? How else, if it is not discipline? I don’t drink, I no longer smoke cigarettes, I don’t womanize, I workout every day and I watch what I eat. I do so many things that I know a lot of people don’t have the will power to do. On my blackberry profile, I post different pictures on it, sometimes it’s all about my beautiful children, sometimes it’s about my parents, most of the time it is my beautiful wife, sometimes it’s about the people I inspire, the youths. Of cause, if I want to be mischievous, I post me sleeping in my casket, or showing off my beautiful body. So why are they not spreading the pictures of my fine wife and children? Why are they not spreading the pictures of my struggles or all the motivational things that I do, can’t you see where their minds are? In the gutter of cause…

Question: What were you trying to achieve by displaying such picture on your Blackberry profile?

Charly Boy: I’m in the comfort of my house doing my thing, and you are asking me what I’m trying to achieve. People in my area see me every morning jogging as if I am training for Olympics, and I should not celebrate with myself the result of all the hard work I have been doing over the years? What is your damn business whatever picture I put up on my own phone? If you are on my contact and you see that kind of picture, why don’t you ignore it? But no, they will be the first to put it on their own profile and be circulating it all over the world; I really don’t mind shaooooo, because I know I look too good for my age. God worked overtime on my body and made me ever special. I thank him every day for that, so dey there dey ask me what am trying to achieve. All of una with una boring and frustrated life, no be una subject of discussion for the past one month? You no see how my matter they sweet for them mouth, abegi…abegi. And who said they were nude pictures anyway? Did you see my blocos there? At best you can say that the pictures were suggestive; everyone knows am a big tease.

Question: Obviously, this is not the first time you are posing suggestive in a picture. Can you tell us why you keep doing this?

Charly Boy: Why not? I’m happy with my body and I’m telling you that I work very hard to keep it in shape. I have it, so I’m flaunting it; do you mind?

Question: We understand that most of your fans are mainly young people. Don’t you think that appearing like that in a picture could easily be misinterpreted by them?

Charly Boy: My life story has inspired many young people, they understand my playfulness and my youthfulness, because there has been so many positives things I have done and still doing in the past 35yrs of the brand. They remember my contribution to the entertainment scene in Nigeria, how I brought respect and big money into the scene. Listen, no need to blow my trumpet, you know my contributions and how I have championed many other peoples causes. So they know and they understand and I’m happy about that. If you can’t get it, na your business be that.

Question: How positive or negative do these several rumors affect your business?

Charly Boy: My own is that I’m making Bank, and business is good. Do not forget that I am a communicator. Most of the things you consider negatives may be positives to me, and even when you force the negatives too much on my face, I will convert them to positives. I am on top of my game sha.

Question: How do your children feel, seeing their father appearing waggish?

Charly Boy: They are so tickled with my swag. They like the Charlyboy character but they love Mr Charles Oputa; that is who they know.

Question: What would you consider the worst story ever about you?

Charly Boy: The one they said that I ‘said” when I did not say. That is why we are in court. Enough of this jungle journalism. It is getting so obnoxious.

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

A Purpose Driven Life (a must read for you)

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What drives your life?

I observed that the basic motive for success is the driving force of envy and jealousy! Ecclesiastes 4:4

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder – a waif, a nothing, a no man – Thomas Carlyle

Everyone’s life is driven by something. Most dictionaries define the verb drive as “to guide, to control, or to direct.” Whether you are driving a car, a nail, or a golf ball, you are guiding, controlling, or directing it at that moment. What is the driving force of your life?

Right now you may be driven by a problem, a pressure, or a deadline. You may be driven by a painful memory, a haunting fear, or an unconscious belief. There are hundreds of circumstances, values, and emotions that can drive your life. Here are five of the most common ones:

Many people are driven by guilt: they spend their entire lives running from regrets and hiding their shame. Guilt-driven people are manipulated by memories. They allow their past to control their future. They often unconsciously punish themselves by sabotaging their own success. When Cain sinned, his guilt disconnected him from God’s presence, and God said, “you will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” Genesis 4:12. That describes most people today – wandering through life without a purpose

We are products of our past, but we don’t want to be prisoners of it. God’s purpose is not limited by your past. He turned a murderer named Moses into a leader; and a coward named Gideon into a courageous hero,and he can do amazing things with the rest of your life, too. God specializes in giving people a fresh start. The bible says, “what happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven!…what relief for those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their record.” Psalm 32:1

Many people are driven by resentment and anger: they hold on to hurts and never get over them. Instead of releasing their pain through forgiveness, they rehearse it over and over in their minds. Some resentment-driven people “clam up” and internalize their anger, while others “blow up” and explode it unto others. Both responses are unhealthy and unhelpful. Resentment always hurts you more than it does the person you resent. While your offender has probably forgotten the offense and gone on with life, you continue to stew in your pain, perpetuating the past

Listen: those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment. Your past is past! Nothing will change it. For your own sake, learn from it, and then let it go

Many people are driven by fear: their fears may be a result of a traumatic experience, unrealistic expectations, growing up in a high-control home, or even genetic predisposition. Regardless of the cause, fear-driven people often miss great opportunities because they’re afraid to venture out. Instead they play it safe, avoiding risks, and trying to maintain the status quo

Fear is a self-imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with weapons of faith and love. The bible says, “well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life – fear of death, fear of judgment – is one not yet fully formed in love.” 1 John 4:18

Many people are driven by materialism: their desire to acquire becomes the whole goal of their lives. This drive to always want more is based on the misconceptions that having more will make me more happy, more important, and more secure, but all three ideas are untrue. Possessions only provide temporary happiness. Because things do not change, we eventually become bored with them and then want newer, bigger, better versions

Its also a myth that if I get more, I will be more important. Self-worth and net-worth are not the same. Your value is not determined by your valuables, and God says the most valuable things in life are not things!

Many people are driven by the need for approval: they allow expectations of parents and spouses or children or teachers or friends to control their lives. Many adults are still trying to earn the approvals of unpleasing parents. Others are driven by peer pressure, always worried by what others might think. Unfortunately, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.

I don’t know all the keys to success, but one key to failure is to try to please everyone. Being controlled by the opinions of others is a guaranteed way to miss God’s purposes for your life. Jesus said, “no one can serve two masters.” Matthew 6:24

A PURPOSE-driven life – a life guided, controlled, and directed by God’s purposes is what we should strive to have! Nothing matters more than knowing God’s purposes for your life, and nothing can compensate for not knowing them – not success, wealth, fame, or pleasure. Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction, and events without reason.

Without purpose, life is trivial, petty and pointless

Point to ponder:
Living on purpose is the path to peace

Verse to remember:
“You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Question to consider:
What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want to be?

Prayer points:
1. Lord help me to learn about my past, the mistakes I’ve made, and to put them away. Help me to receive the freshness that comes from being in your presence where old things are passed away and all things have become new

2. Open my eyes to see that material things will never bring me fulfillment but having a relationship with you

3. Teach me to always rely on you to make the right choices in life. Without you, I am nothing. Uphold me by your free spirit, challenge me into the things of God and help me to keep my head up looking to the hills from whence my help comes whenever I go through life’s issues In Jesus Name I pray!

Edited by: Ogunleye Gbemiga

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