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Nigeria’s rich culture on display in New York

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Nigeria’s rich culture came on display in New York as the Consulate-General of Nigeria showcased the traditions of the people of Rivers, Cross River and Benue States.

Speaking at the event, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, said the cultural show was aimed at showcasing Nigeria’s diverse traditions and promote cultural tourism, economic growth and foreign direct investment.

He commended the Consulate-General for the initiative of ensuring that Nigeria’s diverse and rich culture was propagated, enjoyed and preserved to be handed over to generations yet unborn.

“Your continued support in the promotion of Nigeria’s potential and achievements in various fields of human endeavours is commendable,” he said.

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“We will continue to collaborate with you for the greater glory of Nigeria as we invite you to join hands with the mission and the government of Nigeria in attracting development to your home country.”Nigeria’s Ambassador to the U.S., Dr Uzoma Emenike, who spoke virtually at the event, said Nigeria’s culture was the legacy of cherished manifestations of human and intellectual achievements shaped by people of different languages.

Emenike said Nigeria’s culture was shaped by more than 500 languages with over 1,500 dialects of various ethnic groups.

“It is evident that we are endowed with required population, tourist attractions and rich natural resources,” she said.

“You will agree with me that despite our challenges, our cultural diversity and our endowment in terms of natural

In his remarks, the Consul-General, Amb. Lot Egopija, said the Consulate-General collaborating with the Nigerian community provided an opportunity for diasporas to contribute towards the preservation and transfer of culture and norms through generations.

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“So, sometime in 2022, the Consulate, the two states and the Nigerian community will showcase the cultures, traditions and natural resources of the people of Bayelsa and Zamfara States,’’ he said.

The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said showcasing Nigeria’s cultural heritage strengthens the bonds of friendship among the Nigerian people.

President of Manhattan Borough, Ms Gale Brewer, paid tributes to Nigerians in the U.S. for excelling in their various endeavours and for raising Nigeria’s flag high.

Peterside said the culture was demonstrated through a display of rituals marking the transition from youth to adulthood, marriage celebrations and artistic performances by masquerade and organised troupes by men and women.

He said Opobo kingdom was a tourist haven and boasted of ancient relics, principally the monument of King Jaja, buildings reminiscent of the palm oil trade era and numerous relics of the nineteenth century.

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How Motherhood Shaped My Career – Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Popular Nigerian actress Bisola Aiyeola has disclosed that she stopped taking some acting roles when she became a mother.

The Reality TV star, who is a single mother of one said she is always conscious of the acting roles she accepts in the movie industry because of her child.

“I have a growing child and sometimes some of the roles you take can affect her positively or negatively. Especially because she is growing… You have other children around her who have different thoughts on what their parents do and so I have to be careful with some stories because I have to think that, in the long run, would it be a good look for my child?” The actress asked.

The actress said her trajectory has been one of patience and putting her daughter first, no matter what.

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She said, unknown to many, that she has been in the industry for years, even before going on the Big Brother Naija reality show in 2017.

She noted that her passion has been her driving force.

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Cook-a-thon Attempt: Failatu Starts Her Guinness World Record Longest Cooking Marathon In Tamale

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As the world welcomes the new year 2024, Abdul-Razak Failatu has started her attempt to set a Guinness World Record (GWR) of the longest cooking marathon.

This is coming days after Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum’s sing-a-thon world record attempt officially ended after six days.

Failatu Abdul-Razak started her attempt on the eve on the New Year – 2024 in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana.

She is attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon.

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She is aiming to clock for 120-hours.

She is working from the Modern City Hotel in Tamale.

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I no longer watch football – says DJ Cuppy amid Man United struggles

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Popular Nigerian disc jockey and Manchester United fan, DJ Cuppy, has revealed that she doesn’t watch football matches any longer.

Cuppy, who is well-known to be a supporter of the red side of Manchester, disclosed this on her X page recently.

She wrote, “FYI [for your information]—I no longer watch football,” attaching a sad emoji at the end.

The tweet has since garnered viral reactions with many alluding that Cuppy‘s decision to stop watching football is not unconnected from United’s current dip in form.

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@symplyDAPO wrote: “Ur team is finish, so we understand.”

@Waltskillsfc said: “You carry bad luck to man-united.”
@dotboyswag10: “Just announce that you are no longer a Manchester United fan.”

@rilwan_ola01: “Please denounce Manchester United . Since you joined from arsenal , we have turned to old arsenal while arsenal turned to old man utd .
Thanks cuppy”

Recall DJ Cuppy was an avid fan of Premier League side Arsenal but switched to rivals Manchester United in 2020 after Arsenal’s poor run of form.

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