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Congratulations! Oba Mufutau Oloyede Okikiola Gbadamosi, Olofa of Offa

ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS - August 10, 2021

Alhaji Mufutau Oloyede Okikiola Gbadamosi, is an illustrious son of Offa, an ancient Yoruba town in Kwara State.

An astute and skillful businessman, administrator, visionary and energetic youngman whose patriotic virtue brought to limelight in his community.

Mufutau Gbadamosi is neither the first among his siblings and nor is he the only child of the family but as it is often said, there can be several princes but only the ordained becomes king and Yoruba say “Ori ti yio j’Oba, inu agogo ide nii tii wa” meaning the head that becomes a king emanates from inside a golden gong.

Gbadamosi is a well rooted international businessman, highly connected and a strongwilled go getter.

Late Mustapha Olanipekun, Ariwajoye11 enjoyed great friendship with Alhaji Mufutau Gbadamosi while he too enjoyed good mentorship from the late monarch.

It’s hard to know or suspect that Gbadamosi is a Prince, because he neither mentioned it nor was he so addressed.

He became Oloffa on popular votes and acceptance by Ifa Oracle and earned the love of his people. He was effectively compared and called ‘Dangote’ of Offa because of his tremendous wealth and philanthropy.

His first six years on the throne was greeted by legal issues occasioned by his brother from a rival ruling house but it ended up in an historic judgment that laid to rest all agitations, confusions and misuderstanding of the historic issue surrounding the throne. With that, he became the Ajagungbade1 in the lineage of Offa kingdom haven fought a legal tussle to retain his enthronement as Oloffa of Offa.

Since he became Oloffa of Offa on May 9, 2010, Oba Mufutau Okikiola Oloyede gbadamosi, Ajagungbade1, Esuwoye 11, the town of Offa has known immense development and remarkably last noticed when his forebears, Esuwoye1 was on the throne, several years ago.

Today, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi clock 58 years old and 11th years on the throne he remains a rally point of all his subjects in developmental efforts towards the dream making Offa well placed in the comity of other towns in Yoruba land.

City Trends Magazine Celebrates Oba Mufutau Okikiola Oloyede Gbadamosi, Ajagungbade1, Esuwoye11 on the throne of his forebears.

Kabiyesi, Congratulations from the board, management and staff of City Trends Magazine and City Trends TV.

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Prof. Wole Soyinka @ 87

SOCIETY - July 14, 2021

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.

This Nobel Laureate is a man of integrity and honour.

He is one of the uncommon voices that spoke against the invasion of Chief Sunday Majasola Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho the popular freedom fighter of Yourba Nation NOW Movement.

On a day like this, the management of SHARON GRACE MEDIA LTD rejoice and celebrate this erudite scholar on his 87th birthday.

Wole Soyinka, Happy Birthday

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Beauty Queen Says: In 20 years time, I want to own cars, houses, plenty children as a dependable wife.

EVENTS - June 21, 2021

Nineteen year old Miss Mahmmud Titilayo Misturat, a beauty queen is a Mass Communication student of Kwara state polytechnic, ilorin, presently in National Diploma 200 level.

As a Model, she also has time for Acting though still upcoming, wishes that twenty years from now, she would be a dependable wife, enviable daughter and have many children , at least five of them, own houses and fleet of cars. She prays to be wealthy so that she can be a source of help to others especially youths, most of who are helpless in todays society, in need of help.

The Model and Upcoming artist said she loves reading novels and writing.

She loves to put smiles on the faces people.

However, despite being hurt several times, she gets anry only once in a year, if at all she does.

She dislikes being ignored by people around her and hate being lied to.

She is a tender loving soul, humble caring and hardworking.

She loves her parent and though religious, she is not a fanatics.

She is popularly called Jumoke by her friends and people around her.

She is a Social Media Personality and can be reached on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

To her love is life and the cannot be a world without love and there cannot be a world without love.

She believes that despite the challenges associated with being in love, it is all a source of lesson for those who are willing to learn because life challenges are but lessons.

She said, only a fool will make same mistake twice.

Today’s lucky PAGE GIRL, Jumoke is a Model, Artist and a Talented Broadcaster.

She eats only twice a day and her favourite food is Irish Potatoes with egg. She also like eating Chocolates and some unimaginable small chops.

The damsel said that she recreates by engaging in athletics, running.

As a Model, she also has time for Acting though still upcoming, wishes that twenty years from now, she would be a dependable wife, enviable daughter and have many children , at least five of them, own houses and fleet of cars. She prays to be wealthy so that she can be a source of help to others especially youths, most of who are helpless in todays society, in need of help.

She hopes to sign Modeling contract with fashion houses and corporate bodies soon as her specialty.

You can reach the Queen on her GSM and Whatsapp link 08141124539

To be our page girl, call the editor on 08055675958 or whatsapp him.

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Tribute to Temitope Balogun Joshua

EVENTS - June 9, 2021

Joshua Temitope Balogun, born 12 June 1963 was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian megachurch owners of  Emmanuel TV television station, Lagos.

TB Joshua as he is widely called and known across Africa and Latin America and had a large social media presence with 3,000,000 fans on Facebook  His Youtube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 subscribers and was the most-viewed Christian ministry on the platform before the channel was suspended by YouTube in 2021 for alleged homophobic hate speech. Joshua was described by media outlets as the “Oprah of Evangelism” and “YouTube’s most popular pastor”

Joshua won several awards of recognition, local and national various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was called one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine.

In 2011 the Forbes magazine rated TB Joshua as Nigeria’s third-richest pastor though the claim was immediately denied in a statement by the church. He was a controversial figure, and was officially blacklisted by the government of Cameroon in 2010.

T B Joshua died on Saturday  5 June 2021, few days to his 58th birthday.

It is wailing and tears at the Synagogue church as those whose life had been torched shed tears in unbelief, grief and hopelessness at the news of the great servant of God.

City Trends family, condoles with all aggrieved persons. May his soul rest in the peace of the Lord his maker.

Adieu, Prophet T B Joshua..

He lived among us yet unknown to many, hated by many, joyfully loved by many.

May his soul rest in the perfect peace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Emanuel…. God with us.

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A Horrible scene that made me weep for days

Life Realities - April 12, 2021

Then they saw the beautiful woman, Sgt Sadiku’s wife with her baby. The leader tried to take her two month old baby from her but Sadiku jumped up and said “That’s my baby.” The leader then pointed gun at his head, warning him to sit down, but before anyone could say anything, a gunshot came from a nearby bush, scattered Sgt Sadiku’s brain. The one who shot from the bush, a member of the kidnap gang looking so wild; “Kill any soldier among them, now,” as he walk towards us wildly. Sgt Bernard rushed at one of the kidnappers holding AK 47 and seized the gun and used the kidnapper as a shield.

I never believed that any human being could exhibit such act of wickedness, but I saw it happen live.

I was traveling from Kaduna to Abuja to see my husband, a Military man. I met two young guys putting on army uniform, so I felt the need to interact with them, seeing they are junior officers to my husband’s rank. One of them had his wife with him and their baby, who cant be more than two months old. We exchange greetings and they accorded me the compliment of being the wife of a senior officer. We continued our journey, but few kilometers away from Kaduna, I saw some men in soldier’s uniform in a seeming check point. I saw a car parked and all occupants asked to sleep on the main road. It is dehumanizing, so I felt like talking to them that this does not portray the military in good light. Our driver slowed down as they pointed their guns at us. One of the soldiers in the vehicle said “Walahi, these people are kidnappers, not soldier,” but I never imagined where that suggestion came from until, I looked well and saw how they dress and the kind of slippers they put on.

I stayed calm, afraid because I heard about them before but could not imagine ever meeting them .  “Come down everybody and raise up your hands,” roared one that looks like their leader who spoke in tattered pidgin English. He has the look of a Fulani man in his early twenties. We obeyed and stepped down. When they sighted the boys in uniform, they become more aggressive, “Who are you?” The first solider introduced himself as Sergeant Bernard and the other too Sergeant Sadiku. They were ordered to move aside and sit down on bare ground. Then they saw the beautiful woman, Sgt Sadiku’s wife with her baby. The leader tried to take her two month old baby from her but Sadiku jumped up and said “That’s my baby.” The leader then pointed gun at his head, warning him to sit down, but before anyone could say anything, a gunshot came from a nearby bush, scattered Sgt Sadiku’s brain. The one who shot from the bush, a member of the kidnap gang looking so wild; “Kill any soldier among them, now,” as he walk towards us wildly. Sgt Bernard rushed at one of the kidnappers holding AK 47 and seized the gun and used the kidnapper as a shield. They angrily shot at both their colleague and Sgt Bernard. I knew what to do at such times. I went flat on the floor to avoid being shot in error. Incidentally, Sgt Bernard fell on me and his blood splashed on me. They dragged away the baby, held Sadiku’s wife and raped her. They later shot her along with every other passenger except two men identified as capable of giving them something. They hurriedly left into the deep forest. After about thirty minutes on the ground, I managed to push the dead soldier off my body and crawled away to the main road. Luckily, I saw a High way patrol van and waived it down. They asked for my identity and hurriedly picked me and drove to a nearby bush base, where another vehicle was arranged for me to continue to Abuja.

Till date, that Journey remained a nightmare!

You too can send your experience to the editor citytrendsinternational@yahoo.com, citytrendsinternational1@gmail.com

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My Boy Friend Fell In Love, Married My Best Friend

Life Realities - April 5, 2021

He gave me N25,000 and gave my friend Patience N3,000. I never knew that he squeezed his contact card along with the N3,000 he gave to Patience.

As soon as we got to school, Patience went outside to make a call and said she was going back to town. A roommate of mine saw Patience at the guest House with Banjo but I never believed it.

Tolu Oyetoki

I met Banjo in my undergraduate days at the University of Port Harcourt and we dated for almost three years. Banjo was then a staff with Slumberger Petroleum Prospecting Company and we loved each other so much.

He invited me on a particular day to meet him at the company guest house, Igirita area. As I was going, I decided to go with my best friend, Patience, a Medical student.

As soon as we got to the Slumberger Guest house, Banjo started behaving somehow towards my friend. He didn’t welcome her. I didn’t like what he was doing. We were supposed to sleep over with him that day but he told us that he has some outings, so he gave us money and sent us away.

He gave me N25,000 and gave my friend Patience N3,000. I never knew that he squeezed his contact card along with the N3,000 he gave to Patience.

As soon as we got to school, Patience went outside to make a call and said she was going back to town. A roommate of mine saw Patience at the guest House with Banjo but I never believed it.

Banjo no longer invited me to his place. I called but he never picked it, so one day, I decided to pay him unscheduled visit since I know his routine. Patience told me she was going to see her boy friend in town and left. I also left to see banjo but getting to the guest house, I met Patience right on his lapse in hot romance. “What is the meaning of this?” I asked both of them and in a chorus manner, they replied “what does it look like you are seeing?” Banjo later capped it asking “Who invited you here? If I need you, I would have asked for you. I love your friend more than I love you, please stop coming here, it’s over between us.”

I almost ran mad. Banjo is a very caring friend, we planned getting married, but he ended up marrying Patience. It took me more than five years before I got into another relationship because I turned out to hate men for every reason.

Though, I am now happily married, I did not forget the treacherous act of my best friend and the man I called my fiancée. I am sharing this experience so that ladies that are fond of taking their friends to meet their boyfriends would know the danger in it. The truth is that Patience is more beautiful than I am and she was reading a more lucrative course. I married a man that accept me for who I am but I would have been more in love if I married Banjo.

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How Roseline Odunola Adebayo Celebrated her 50th Birthday in Grand Style in Ilorin

Birthday Celebration, EVENTS - March 29, 2021

“I was able to achieve 90 percent of the list presented before God at age 18 , 19, 20 years of age, to the glory of God.”

The fanfare and memoirs of the day when ADEBAYO, Roseline Odunola Nee  OLAOYE celebrated her 50th birthday recently in Ilorin remains on the lips of friends, colleagues and associates in her church as well as her members of her vineyard at the Children Church, Living Faith, Gaa Imam, Ilorin. Her gratitude to God centres on the fact that he spared her life to see, her days from childhood till date.

Born in Ora igbomina,  Osun State to the family of Chief  Odofin Joseph Otunola Olaoye and Mrs  Comfort Oladunni Olaoye, the then little Roseline started her primary School Education at St. Michael Primary ( popularly called  Oke Paadi  in those days) between 1975 – 1977. The  lucky friend of all, Odunola as some friends call her was nick named “Erin ko je ki Oko o naa Naa” because she smiles a lot no matter her situation, betraying emotions. She said smiling makes her forget her sorrows and pain, trusting God that all will be well.

At a point in her life, she traveled to Kano with her father’s younger brother who promised to train her by sending me to a good school.

She said “I completed my primary School at Kano. Then my Dad sent a message that I should come back home for free Education in then in Oyo state during the regime of late Governor Bola Ige.”

Her father was strict personality, a no nonsense man which made all the children fear and respect him.

As she was growing up, her plans was that at 50th she would achieve certain feats and luckily, she was able to make her mark.

“I was able to achieve 90 percent of the list presented before God at age 18 , 19, 20 years of age, to the glory of God.”

Today, she is a happily married woman, with a good home, understanding husband and Godly children. She is also grateful to God that among her peers, God placed her in a better position in the society as a woman.

Celebrant as agent of change

She love writing stories, a fan of the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka as her role model then in secondary School, Loves literature as a subject and did well in it.

 Whatever was achieved was neither by my power nor by my might, but God’s grace make them to possible.

“Those that are yet to be achieved, are part of the list for 50th years ahead of me, man proposes and only God disposes. It was not in my power to make all my plans comes through, but one thing I know is, when God says YES, no man can say NO.”,

Mrs Adebayo also recognizes another factor in development as challenges, like environmental, financial capacity, societal and lot also was a barrier in achieving some of my plans.

But to the glory of God, I am specially favoured. God was so faithful to me in the first 50th years.

Speaking about how she came across her husband Odunola said “I was 20years old when I met my husband, Barrister Isaac Adebayo, I love him with passion,  may be because of his  character, he is full of fun, make me laugh such that there is no dull moment with him. He is a man I always love to be with.”

“We met right in my parents’ house. He came with my father’s friend who happened to be his sister’s husband, on a visit, we saw each other and that was where the story started from.

Planning her next fifty years if God grants the grace, she wishes to own a school as a means to help the poor people around her by granting because she said “education is power.”

She plans visiting the orphanages for support / Donations in the areas of their needs, to write as many story books as she can, saying some are in the pipeline.

She particularly loves to develop her speaking skills as a motivational speaker on marriage, especially to the youths of our generation.

“I am already a human activist, I want to do more by freeing the oppressed in my own  little capacity.

“After my retirement, I also want to be a designer, not a tailor, but just designing cloths for fashion houses. I think I am gifted in that area, I can design for tailors and make their customers smile.”

Finally, she would love to see her children succeed without any struggle / stress, “And on the day of their joy their dad and myself will not be missing, no five minutes silence for us. I pray we both eat the fruit of our labour not in the grave in Jesus mighty name, God help me.”

Her advice to coming generations are in two folds:

ON MARRIAGE.  

She described marriage as an institution which God himself established. “The instructions is complicated (the truth) for is one man food is another man’s poison, but patience is what it takes to have a happy marriage. Never compare your marriage with any because there is nothing like that. Every home you find yourself as an institution is where everyone carry his or her own cross.”

“In any marriage, materiality should not be a priority. Love whom you marry, agree on how to go the journey together right from start of the journey. Share your dreams together and pursue it together. The couple should endeavour to understand each other. Identify your difference, your likes and dislikes. Learn to honour and respect each other views when issues are raised in conversation, not argument. What I mean is discuss, don’t argue. The woman has a role here. Don’t argue with your husband, give advice, not command.

“I want to urge the younger generation never to marry out of pity. Pen down what you want in your spouse and pray along with your vision, and you will see God in action.”

She was optimistic that there are still godly marriages but advise that Godly choice makes for such. “A man chosen with Godly wisdom will act godly as a husband. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well”

Her advice on career is that  “In every of our career we believe there’s prospect. Choose your career wisely and be focus in whatever God lays to your heart. Taking Jothan in the Bible, he prepared his ways before the Lord and he prosper. The career you choose will determine your level of greatness in life, but how you go about it in God also matters. If you choose correctly, whatever you find your hands doing, do it with passion and you will prosper in it. Never give room to distractions on a chosen career.  My prayers for the coming generation behind is that you won’t miss it in life.”

She said “life has been generally good and that if we are wise to see beyond our nose, we would be there for countless number of people around us who need us at their time of depressions and loneliness. Some people need a shoulder. Be there for them during their their trials periods. The truth is that no man is an Island, we need ourselves somehow, somewhere at a point in time. Do not ignore the cry of people who are in pains. It may not be a big help, but the little help goes a long way.”

Be good to everybody you come across in life, no matter their background, poor or rich. Never look down on anyone.  The one you maltreated today may become someone you also need tomorrow, what goes around comes around. If you don’t meet in the immediate,  your generations to come may be the ones to reap what you sow. Never plant the fruit of bitterness for yet unborn generations, because whatever a man sow, he shall reap, so says the scripture.”

“Please, manage and live to correct people with love, care for the less privileged, there’s a big reward for every act of kindness, shown towards fellow humans, we may not know, but somehow, later,  our good deeds speaks for us at the right time.

The celebrant who sounded philosophical concluded by saying: “Life is short, even if you spend 120 – 200 years, it’s  but a short period, so my advice is, do good and put smiles on faces of the people. Use your God given opportunities in life judiciously, it counts a lot.”

Our celebrant is a woman you will love to chat with anytime, because she is not only homely but welcoming. Mrs. Roseline OdunolaADEBAYO, congratulations as you celebrate your golden jubilee in good health, wellness and in the service of your creator. Wishing you more fruitful years on earth.

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Meet New Executives Of Fuji Musicians In Kwara

ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS - March 25, 2021

Kwara state chapter of the Fuji Musician Association of Nigeria, FUMAN has elected new executives for the association.

Below are briefs about the new executives of the Association:

The Governor, King Jamiu Ayinde Aloba

He is a versatile Fuji Musician who said he has been in Fuji since 1981. Aloba has produced six records and seven albums prominent among which is “Olopa Nija” a critical music that speak on the conduct of the Nigeria police.

King Jamiu Ayinde Aloba is the newly elected Governor of FUMAN Kwara State and is married with kids.

 Rafiu Adisa 1st Vice Chairman

Tunde Abass Ayinde aka Tunde Commander, the elected  2nd Vice Chairman came into Fuji Music 25 years ago. He is a widely travelled musician who sang around Ilorin and its environs.

He is married with kids and is already a grandfather by grace.

Jimoh Babalola is the newly elected General Secretary of the Association

Babalola is popularly known as MC Pomping or Irawo Fuji.

He started Fuji as a young man sine 2006 when he was in Lagos.

He was an apprentice to Adisa Owala popular Fuji Musician.

He had released “God’s Favour” and “My Glory”

He is also a radio presenter and also sow cloth as an artisan.

Holder of National Certificate of Education, NCE.

Amuda Ajamogba aka Ajamogba is the Treasurer, elected among other contenders.

He started Fuji Music in 1998 and had performed for several prominent personalities and events in Nigeria. He is set to release an album after the coming April 2021 Rahmadan period.

Olagunju Tajudeen aka “Akorin Kofoshi” is the Financial Secretary of the Fuji Musicians Association, FUMAN. He joined Fuji music as a student in 1987.

He successfully did a collaboration album his master to produce “Idile Alayo” and a few other tracks. He is married with kids.

Rasheed Abefe Ajenifuja aka Ajenifuja, the newly elected  Auditor of FUMAN started Fuji music through ‘Ajiwere’ in 1984 while he lived in the north, precisely Kano and Kaduna. He released the album “Destiny” while in the north but had to relocate down south as a result of the tension occasioned by the security lapses, the insurgency. He said he would release the video of “Grace” in a matter of weeks from now.

Abideen Adekunle Amao aka Sir Bidoo is the new FUMAN  PRO 1. He joined Fuji music in 1996 and has tremendous legacies to his credit. His record labels include “Awareness” and “Quality”. Sir Bido said his alias will change to Mr Quality as soon as his remix label of Quality is released.

He has showcased his work in Osun state aside Kwara, his home base.

Akeem Ajadi aka Omo Na Star the PRO 2, came into Fuji music some 20 years ago and had been a hardworking star. He released his first album, “My Nation” on the 6th of January, 2021. His bosses are Remi Aluko and Tope Nautical

He has performed in Lagos, Abidjan and other African countries. He is married with kids.

Alh Usman Okiki, who was elected Provost1 started Fuji music in 1987 with the local Islamic rendition during Rahmadan awareness songs called ‘Ajiwere’. He made presentations before late Ado Bayero in Kano and has several labels to his credit. He is happily married with kids.

11  Wasiu Ayinla Karashi  2nd Provosts

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My mum called him a rogue, but ten years later they are best of friends

Life Realities - March 22, 2021

I need to share this my experience for others to learn, i hope it fits ito your “Life  Reality” column.

I was to board a vehicle going to Ile Ife, then  as a student at Obafemi Awolowo University. As I was entering the park, I saw some guys smoking Indian hemp, five of them as i looked in heir direction mum pulped me forward cautioning “you look too much”. To my surprise, one of them hurriedly came towards me and greeted me. My mum was scared saying , “see/what your look look, run, while I beg him” but i decided to see what he is up to. As he got close, I charged at him,  “why are you following us?” And his mood changed as he replied me,  “baby girl, I like you”.  My mum didn’t expect me to reply him but I replied immediately “God forbid that I be a friend to a drug addict who smoke hemp like you, God forbid!” My mum screamed “Riyike, you won’t kill me with this your sharp tongue.  before   I could say Jack Robinson, the guy went flat on the floor saying “Mama, please allow her to express herself, inside this garage na equal rights we dey operate”. As my mum couldn’t contain her fears, we hurriedly left the place. I entered the vehicle and told my mum to go as I felt safe in the vehicle among other passengers, so she agreed and left. Few moments later, the vehicle was filled up and this guy showed up and turns out to be the one who will drive the vehicle. Fear griped me that a drug addict would drive me to Ile – Ife but I kept my cool as I am not the only one in the vehicle. He later came round to check passengers and saw me. I read the anxiety on his face when he  saw me. He shouted “Queen, you are inside my vehicle? God, I thank you.” He quickly returned my money and begged me to come and sit in front but I declined.

To my surprse, he drove carefully and professionally till we got to Ile Ife park. Every passenger alighted from the vehicle but he begged me to take me to where I am going. I told him that I am a student and that I was going to Ife Campus and he agreed to take me down. He drove me straight to Moremi Hall and counted two thousand naira and handed it over to you. He said, “Take this as your pocket money, I will  check on you every two week, though I come here every two days.” He begged me to give him my number and I reluctantly gave it to him and he left. I did not even remember to ask of his name.

One day, he called when I was in the centre of a discussion with my mates in class. We all needed three thousand naira only for a project, all we could get was five hundred. As his call came in, in a bid to scare him off, I just told him “Wo, I am not in a good mood, I am looking for Three thousand and yet to get a dime.” To my surprise, he told me that he was in Ife and would come with it as soon as possible. We were still discussing when I saw his vehicle came in. “In his characteristic manner, he shouted, “My Queen, come for the money.”  He handed over three thousand to me and additional five hundred which he said is for my pocket money and he left.

I started falling for him and ended up marrying him. It was later that I realized he had National Diploma from kwara poly in public administration but went into driving when he didn’t get white collar job.

I fell for him and he was so close to my heart. After two years of being in relationship with him, I summon courage to tell my mum, to the surprise of her life. She expressed so much disappointment in my sense of reasoning asking what freak me about such a garage boy? It was too late to do otherwise; I married Boyejo against her wish. Ten years had passed, we had three kids, two boys and a girl. I ride in my own car and my mum now live with us. The bad boy of that day is now my mum’s best friend discussing together. My husband is very determined and focused, the society wanted to mar his future, thank God we came across each other.

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My Life As Miss Kabba – Biola Johnson

SOCIETY - March 17, 2021

My Life As Miss Kabba

“Kabba people are good, friendly, and accommodating. We have a beautiful and robust culture that entails Masquerade festivals and others. We have 3 clans. Which are, Omo-Odo’s, Ilajo’s and Ebimajila’s”

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Pretty as ever, Biola Johnson is a proud born daughter of Kabba, in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

She was a beauty star in her days haven won pageantry competitions that made her Miss Kabba, Miss Excellence and other beauty competitions in her time.

Recalling the experience of those days and how she emerged winner, she simply said “I was able to meet up with the criterion required.”

There were six angels in the competition but she excelled with the title

“Miss Kabba also known as Miss Fantasy or Miss Excellent

She said that part of the attraction then was an attachment of monthly salary

The pageantry was organized by Ace Club of Kabba in collaboration with Kogi State Government.

Kogi state is reputed for producing beauty pageants and has a grooming  competition for little Miss Kogi.

Biola Johnson treasured the opportunity given her by reason of being Miss Kabba to meet the then Governor of Kogi State,  His Excellency Idris lbrahim.

As an Ambassador Biola spoke about the culture , beliefs and some myth about Kabba people

“Kabba people are good, friendly, and accommodating. We have a beautiful and robust culture that entails Masquerade festivals and others. We have 3 clans. Which are, Omo-Odo’s, Ilajo’s and Ebimajila’s”

Growing up, Abiola Johnson said that she attended St. Mary Primary, School Kabba, Community Comprehensive College Ekinrin- Adde,  Kogi State and later Kwara State University, Malete. Kwara State where she studied Mass Communication and bagged a degree

She said her happiest moment was the day her sister got married with the fanfare attached to the celebration but sadly, the darkest moment in her life was when she lost her precious mother. “May her soul rest in peace.”

Like a glowing light, the queen’s beauty continue to shine as she remains valuable to the Nigerian society and especially Kogi state.

The pretty Queen who said that she dumped Journalism for business and is doing very well in her new found vocation.

To the upcoming generations of young girls, she said “life is beautiful. Be focus and be prayerful.”

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