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Pasuma Headlines 3rd Asa Wa Day In Manchester

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After two fantastic seasons of unparalleled success at hosting one of United Kingdom’s socio-cultural reference points, all is now set for the third edition of the much touted event reputed for its brand affinity and value.

Tagged Asa Wa Day 2019, the event is a creation of Buklad Concepts, one of UK’s leading socio-cultural advocacy outfit renowned for its leading and impressive giant strides in cultural promotion of the Yoruba race.

Billed to hold on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the prestigious Banquet Hall, Cheethamhill, Manchester, United Kingdom; all efforts towards making the day another success story are in top gear especially in terms of protocols, logistics and activations.

According to Oluwabukola Shittu popularly known and referred to as Buklad, “Asa Wa Day 2019 is a reflection of our continuous passion and commitment to the promotion and upliftment of the Yoruba race. Our various successes and challenges constitutes our propeller to remain focussed and committed to this. In reality of the support and encouragement from our diverse publics, we have decided to take advantage of the evolving opportunities”.

Continuing, Buklad disclosed that “Our mission of multi-cultural arts promotion, ethnic diversity, and positive image remain strong, and we are proud to continue to make new changes. The entire production has been revamped to make every participant feel like a front row seat. Modelling opportunities, Awards, Community volunteer positions, Business networking and other initiatives shall feature in this year’s edition”.

“Contrary to various erroneous impression of Nigerians, Asa Wa Day 2019 is billed to exemplify and celebrate the rich cultural values and heritage embedded in our country. Therefore, In this third edition, we are introducing new elements to making this year’s edition one that goes down in history as our best”, she said.

Besides the various innovations being introduced by the planning committee, Buklad further revealed that Asa Wa Day 2019 will be headlined by one of Nigeria’s leading entertainer. “Yes, we have the support of Manchester based artistes who have all expressed and indicated their love and participation. The icing on the cake will be the grand performance by my brother; and a staunch supporter of Asa Wa Day since its inception, Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma”.

Buklad further disclosed that deserving awards will also be given out to outstanding personalities and organisations for their individual and collective contributions to the Nigerian community in the United Kingdom; while the event won’t be complete without the crowing of Miss Asa Wa 2019.

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Fans Want DJ Arafat’s Funeral Held Inside Stadium

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Thousands of heartbroken fans of late Ivory Coast musician, DJ Arafat, have signed an online petition asking the country’s Ministry of Culture to use their biggest stadium to hold his funeral service.

The 33-year-old artistes died on Monday morning after a motorbike accident in Abidjan, the country’s capital.

Originally known as Ange Didier Huon, DJ Arafat was famous for his energetic dance steps and scintillating brand of coupé-décalé sound that left fans begging for more.

Over 65,000 people have signed the petition on change.org asking for the Félix Houphouet Boigny Stadium to be used for the funeral, according to a BBC report on Wednesday.

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Nicki Minaj reveals she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married in ‘About 80 Days’

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Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend, Kenneth Petty are set to get married

On Monday, August 12, the 36-year-old rapper revealed on the new episode of her Queen Radio Show that she and boyfriend Kenneth Petty will be married in “about 80 days.”

She explained that she and Petty filed for the marriage license and they still had to pick it up and she was traveling, by the time she came back, they had to renew it again.

“From that time, you have 90 days to get married. That was about a week ago, so now I have about 80 days,” Minaj shared.

Nicki also said that she and Petty will celebrate their union with a small, intimate ceremony and will plan a big wedding later.

“I have to work on my album and I have a lot to focus on that I don’t want to do the big wedding now. We’ll do the big wedding later,” Minaj said.

“I’ll be married before my album comes out, but will have my wedding after the album comes out. Before the 90 days is over, yes, I will be married.”

“I’m very happy about that because my baby makes me so happy,” she added

Back in June, Nicki who started dating Petty in December 2018 confirmed they had gotten a marriage license.

“We did get our marriage license,” Minaj said on Queen Radio at the time. “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there, I don’t want to compromise that for anyone or anything.”

The couple met when Nicki was a 17-year-old living in Queens, and they rekindled their romance last year.

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BBNaija housemate Khafi faces sack by MET Police as she’s being investigated after sex on the show

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Big Brother Naija housemate and Met Police officer, Khafi Kareem, 29, is being investigated for having sex on the show despite warning from her bosses not to take part.

A Met spokesman said last night: “A PC, attached to the Met’s transformation command, requested permission to take part in a reality television entertainment show in Nigeria. Permission was not given.

“The Met is aware the officer has since appeared on the show without authority.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.

“The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.”

The force added that any officer found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour could face misconduct proceedings.

The 29-year-old UK based, who was once a ‘poster girl’ for the promotion of female and black staff for Met Police and earns about £30,000 a year, was said to have forcefully left her job for the show.

It was also reported that the authorities made the move to start an investigation as she became the talk of the show after videos of her having sex with her love interest Gedoni went viral online.

BBNaija housemate Khafi faces sack by MET Police as she

Her TV appearances have left ­colleagues unimpressed. Speaking on the issue, an unnamed colleague told The SUN newspaper: “She’s a serving British police officer – it’s outrageous.

“She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.”

Another Met source said: “There should be no way back for her from this and her superiors will have to act.

“She fitted the mould perfectly for how the modern force wants to ­portray itself but seems to have got a bit too big for her boots.

“It’s hard to see how can she argue that she hasn’t brought the force into disrepute.”

Meanwhile, Khafi is currently up for possible eviction. 

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