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Brume believes Nigeria’s gold rush can inspire young girls

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Nigeria’s Ese Brume celebrates winning and taking the gold medal in during the women’s long jump final athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on day ten of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 7, 2022. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP)

Ese Brume hopes a gold rush by Nigeria’s women on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games will inspire girls in the country to take up sport.

The 26-year-old reclaimed her long jump title on a day when Tobi Amusan won 100m hurdles gold and they also triumphed in the women’s 4x100m relay.

That took Nigeria’s Games tally to 12 gold medals, making them Africa’s top performers in Birmingham, England.

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“I know this will be an inspiration for them,” Brume told BBC Sport Africa. She added: “Of course, when you see someone you look up to doing well, you want to definitely be like them. So, this is going to motivate and inspire them.

“I hope it works.”
Three-time African champion Brume set a new Games record with a leap of 7.00 metres to win, adding a second Commonwealth gold to the one she claimed in Glasgow eight years ago.

After two jumps of 6.99m and one of 6.96m – which would all have been enough to secure top spot on the podium – Brume said her record jump demonstrated her consistency in her discipline.

“This is one thing I really wanted – to get the Games record,” she added.

“This is special for me, because it shows consistency. It shows the hard work of all those that have supported me, and my coach who has been backing me up.

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“Sometimes it’s about how you’re able to show that what you’re doing is not a fluke.”

Amusan set a new Games record of 12.30 seconds to add the Commonwealth 100m hurdles title to her gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene.

The 25-year-old then returned to help Nigeria to 4x100m relay victory alongside Favour Ofili, Rose Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha, who said the result was all the sweeter after they finished fourth in Oregon last month.

“We’ve been working so hard to get ourselves a fast time so that we could be at world level and we could be champions,” the 21-year-old Nwokocha added.

“It is what we have always wanted to be. When we went to the Worlds, we felt so disappointed we didn’t get a medal.” Elsewhere at the Alexander Stadium on day 10 of the Games, Kenya had track triumphs as Wycliffe Kinyamal won the men’s 800m, while Beatrice Chebet took the women’s 5,000m title as compatriot Selah Busienei came third.

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Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga won the men’s 400m in a personal best of 44.66 seconds.
Nigeria won bronze in the men’s 4x100m relay, and Kenya’s men picked up the same colour in the men’s 4x400m relay.

The East Africans had another medal when Julius Yego took men’s javelin bronze with a season’s-best throw of 85.70m, and Ghana’s Deborah Acquah won bronze in the women’s long jump with a personal best of 6.94m.
This year’s Games end on Monday evening.
• Culled from BBC

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Don’t come to Lekki, Sango – Portable warns TG Omori

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Controversial Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, a.k.a Portable, has warned popular music director and cinematographer ThankGod Omori Smith, better known as TG Omori or Boy Director, not to visit the Lekki area of Lagos State or Sango for his own safety.

This is coming after Omori, on Tuesday, gave in to the Portable demands to shoot his video after constant attacks on social media.

TG Omori told Portable to send a song so that he would do the video, but he’s yet to disclose whether it would be free of charge or he will discount the $50k fee.

Following the proposal, the duo launched an Instagram live session. Portable, who expressed dissatisfaction at TG Omori’s expensive charges, queried the director for not loving him again as he begged for his assistance.

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He then jokingly threatened the music director not to visit Lekki or Sango for his own safety because there would be a fight if they met.

The Zazuu star wondered why the director was giving him attitude and stated that he should have continued with his offensive behaviour and seen what would have happened.

In response, TG Omori said it wasn’t personal, that he was only chasing after money before any other thing.

Recall that Omori had demanded $50k (over N22 million) for a video shoot from Portable earlier last month, which infuriated the ”Zazu Zeh” crooner, who enquired whether the director produced videos for ghosts.

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Temi Otedola celebrates six years anniversary of meeting her fiance, Mr Eazi

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Billionaire daughter, Temi Otedola celebrates six years after meeting her fiance, Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi.

TheHeute recalls that the actress had earlier sparked a break-up rumour with Mr Eazi after she shared a teary cryptic post.

Contrary to what people speculated about her relationship, Temi took to her Instagram page minutes ago to share beautiful moments with her fiance to celebrate six years their stars collided.

Captioning her post, she wrote: “Yesterday, we met 6 years ago”.

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Mr Eazi opens up on his private love life with Temi Otedola

TheHeute recalls that Mr Eazi opened up on his private relationship with Temi Otedola.

The couple got engaged months back after Eazi popped the question to the love of his life.

In a recent interview, Mr Eazi stated that due to his low-key lifestyle, he could be married to Temi and no one would know.

The singer recounted how he popped the question to Temi and no one knew, until he announced the news of their engagement two weeks after.

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For him, he believes one shouldn’t publicize everything that goes on in their lives.

He said: “I was engaged for 2 weeks before the world knew that I was engaged. So is like, I could he married right now and you wouldn’t know and maybe I ain’t just wearing my ring.

It’s just how you feel, like it isn’t everything that should be outside”.

Temi Otedola opens up on her love life

TheHeute recalls Temi Otedola had opened up on the reasons she agreed to marry singer, Eazi after he proposed to her.

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During an interview on Beat FM, the beautiful daughter of Otedola who is also an actress and a model, revealed the real reasons she accepted his marriage proposal.

She said she felt a sense of peace with him like she has found her soulmate and she had never felt it with anyone else.

Temi Otedola affirms her love and commitment to Mr Eazi

TheHeute recalls that Temi Otedola reaffirmed her love and commitment to her fiance, Mr Eazi.

The actress shared photos taken from Mr Eazi’s music video, Legalized, where she was featured as his love interest. Captioning the post Temi stated that she wouldn’t walk down the aisle with anyone else.

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According to her, if it’s not Mr Eazi, then she wouldn’t get married. She wrote: “If e no be you, I swear I no go do!”.

 

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Dallas International Yoruba Movie Awards recognises Lateef Adedimeji for his role in Ayinla (Pix)

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The prestigious Dallas International Yoruba Movies Awards (DIYMA) has bestowed the special “award of excellence” on the multi-talented and cross-over actor Lateef Adedimeji for his outstanding performance in the movie “Ayinla”.

Mr and Mrs Kogberegbe, the CEOs of DIYMA, presented the award on Wednesday, 25th January 2023, during a “Meet & Greet” event organised in honour of the celebrity couple- Lateef and Adebimpe Adedimeji in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.

According to the organisers of the awards, “DIYMA recognises outstanding crafts and celebrates same as the opportunity presents itself. The interpretation and representation of late Ayinla Omowura (eegunmogaji) in the eponymous musical film presents a rare nostalgic experience that only the professionalism of Lateef and Dr Tunde Kelani can offer.”

Speaking further, the CEOs challenged the Yoruba indigenous filmmakers to do more in promoting the indigenous language film because language is critical to cultural identity. “On our part, we shall continue to support the Yoruba film industry in our little way. We believe strongly in the industry. We understand that promoting our language is key to preserving our culture. And our culture is the only undisputable commodity we can sell to the world’s admiration.”

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In his remark, Lateef Adedimeji expressed his happiness for the harvest of awards that “Ayinla” is attracting months after it was released. “I am proud and happy that ‘Ayinla” keeps getting the recognition and the accolades that it deserves. Thank you so much, Dallas International Yoruba Movie Awards (DIYMA). God bless you. Okay, guys, let us keep working; more to come”, he said. Adedimeji Lateef will be officially honoured at the DIYMA award night, set to take place on 25th June 2023 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Directed by the foremost cinematographer in Africa, Tunde Kelani, “Ayinla”- an eponymous musical genre film on the late Apala musician, Ayinla Omowura, was produced by Jade Osiberu and grossed 92 million naira from the cinema exhibition only.

The DIYMA awards, now in its third edition, celebrate the outstanding performances of actors, producers, and filmmakers in the Yoruba movie industry and provide a platform for recognition and growth. This year, DIYMA is proud to announce an increase in cash prizes, with winners receiving between N100,000 Naira and N300,000 Naira, depending on the category.

DIYMA invites producers, actors, and filmmakers to submit their movies for consideration before the closing date of 27th February 2023. Eligible movies for this award must have only been uploaded on YouTube in 2022.

For more information on the DIYMA awards, please stay glued to our Instagram page @officialdiymaawards.

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