Mugabe hijacks Big Brother craze for political gain
Zimbabwe’s representative in Africa’s Big Brother reality TV show landed in second place, but took home a prize bigger than the official jackpot, a date from President Robert Mugabe’s family. Reports from Harare say the Zimbabwean loser was whisked away to State House to meet Mugabe immidiately he landed.
Uti Nwachukwu from Nigeria won the official 200,000-dollar prize from the show. The Big Brother reality show locks up contestants from around the continent in a house.
Munyaradzi Chidzonga just lost out to Uti received a 300,000-dollar cheque from President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, $100, 000 more than the winner.
Mugabe, who probably did not watch the show, also declared the voting as ‘not free and fair’. Really?
Teachers and nurses are on strike every other week in Zimbabwe so one wonders whether this is not a misplaced priority.
Naomi Campbell’s Blood Diamon Tantrum
During an interview with ABC news, Naomi Campbell was asked if the large diamond she had on was a Blood Diamond. Ms. Campbell, as expected, attacked the camera, slapping it out of the hands of the cameraman.
Even though Naomi is well known for her violent temper than her modeling talents, this time I guess she was right. Coincidentally, Ms. Campbell and Mia Farrow were in Africa raising money for relief in Haiti . On this, I’m on the side of Naomi, at least for once.
Charles Taylor, the former tyrant of Liberia is being investigated for genocide.
Naomi has been in African news for a while. When are we going to find out if she really got the diamond from Mr. Taylor?
Akosua Agyepong, known as Ghana’s Janet Jackson
Who is Ghana’s Janet jackson? in skill and in looks? Even a child on the streets at Adum, Kumasi, will tell you its Akosua Agyepong.
Akosua Agyepong was born in Accra. She is a half Ashanti and half Akyem. She started her education at Harrow International School and later attended Holy Child Secondary in Cape Coast.
Akosua started composing songs as a child indicating that, music was an inborn passion for her. She was subsequently discovered by legendary Nana Kwame Ampadu and subsequently came out with her first album ‘Frema’ which was released on January 1, 1990. The ‘Frema’ album had songs like ‘Me ye Obaa’, ‘Born again’, ‘Anan tuo’, ‘San be hwe wo mba’ among others.
Her second album was entitled ‘Esiwa’ had the hit song like ‘Kokokoo’. Her third was with music group NAKOREX which was made up of herself, Nat Brew and Rex Omar. She later turned into doing gospel music.
Akosua is married to Rev Daniel Asamoah-Larbi. She is a mother of six (can’t believe that!), . She also an entrepreneur and owns a restaurant, ‘Ye Kum Kom’ at Rawlings Park in Accra Central.
WWJD (What will Jesus Do?) A Nigerian student is rewarded for his honesty
Durojaiye Adeyemi Job, a 30-year-old level 100 Higher National Diploma (HND) engineering student of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, found a whooping N9.3 billion in his Savings Account domiciled at the institution’s First Bank plc branch.
But rather than touch the money, in a rare display of honesty, he alerted the bank’s authority, won himself a scholarship, and was hosted to a reception at the Lagos headquarters of his church, Mountain of Fire and Miracles by the Overseer Dr. D.k. Olukoya,
Adeyemi explains exactly how the error happened.. “It all happened on Friday August 13, 2010. I was going back home for the weekend and decided to cash N2, 000 from my acct, out of the N3, 000 that I had there. I inserted my ATM card, the machine dispensed N2, 000. I re-entered my password to check my balance and saw a balance of N9.3 billion! I was surprised. To verify what I saw there, I had to re-insert the ATM card to withdraw N20, 000. An amount which was more than what I had there. To my utmost surprised, the machine dispensed the money. That shows that the money is real. I printed out the receipt and went home because the bank had already closed then. I kept the N20, 000 with me and on Monday Morning, I went to see the bank manager and narrated the whole story to her and returned the N20, 000.
First Bank explains error: It was a computer malfunctioning that enabled Mr. Adeyemi’s ATM Card access funds in one of the Bank’s internal accounts. This glitch was rectified within a few minutes. During that period, Mr Adeyemi was able to withdraw N20, 000 which is the maximum amount with-drawable for a single transaction. We all know that computers do malfunction. Stories of this nature abound globally. However First Bank has a very robust security measure in place that ensures security of our customer’s data and their funds.
The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has presented a brand new Toyota Corolla car, an undisclosed amount of money and a certificate of honesty to the Polytechnic student, Durojaye Adeyemi for his honesty
Dr. D.K. Olukoya said the church decided to reward him to show people that intergrity and honest still pay. He noted that Adeyemi’s action has portrayed him as a good ambassador of the church’s emphasis on holiness.