Emmanuel Dairo Launches Bloopers for Young Creatives
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Chief Executive Officer of Red Circle Digital Agency, Mr Emmanuel Dairo, has announced the launch of Bloopers, a digital community for young and futuristic creatives with disrupting ideas.
The young entrepreneur, who was recently named a winner as part of a 25under25 Entrepreneur, is embarking on the project to create a pipeline for many outstanding young creatives to get their ideas to the intended targets.
“Young creatives need to be managed because there are lots of untapped ideas that need to find their way out there. So I consulted, and we came up with Bloopers.
“The selling point of Bloopers is to give the future of creativity a feature. We cannot say these are the future without them having that future. With Bloopers, we want to make the future of creativity a reality,” he told Business Post in a conversation.
Speaking on how this will work, Mr Dairo said, “It is like a management community, I don’t want to call it an agency, that helps manages creatives and help them reach their full potential, with getting brand attention and connecting with their audience.”
This is the latest effort by the digital entrepreneur and the next step after he impacted many with the learner initiative, where he trains youths for free on graphics design, digital marketing, and many more.
The graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) and 02 Academy Lagos runs Red Circle Digital Agency, a Digital Marketing and Public Relations agency with the sole aim of exposing and connecting brands to their audiences through strategic ideas and innovations.
The 23-year-old digital marketing maven was awarded the prize at the 25under25 Awards last year with a N100,000.00 cash prize as well as becoming a Fellow eligible to benefit from a Forbes Africa mentorship programme, which will help him and other nominees and winners to explore opportunities, including making a list of Forbes 30 under 30.
The award also opens priority access to venture capital partners to explore funding opportunities for businesses.
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Excitement as Nigerian Idol Season 8 Live Show Begins
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
All is now set for the commencement of the Nigerian Idol Season 8 Live Show this weekend after the judges chose 10 contestants for the stage.
The process started last December with entries received from across the country and reached its high point when the trio of Obi Asika, D’Bank, and Simi selected 10 budding singers from the 29 who made it to the theatre week.
The live show is the crucial phase of Nigerian Idol, as the fate of the contestants is in the hands of the voting public.
Savvy Henry, Constance, Goodness, Abraham, Quest, Precious Mac, Victory, Reigny, Ose Daniel, and Chisom were selected for the final stage after five weeks of audition and theatre week performances.
Performances on the live show will be judged by the viewers, who hold the power to retain and evict contestants through their votes.
Viewers can follow their favourite contestants on Nigerian Idol season 8 by tuning in to Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban, and Africa Magic Family every Sunday at 7 pm.
Judges Pick 10 Contestants for Nigerian Idol Season 8 Live Show
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The ongoing Nigerian Idol Season 8 will take a new twist this weekend as 10 contestants will begin the race to clinch the coveted prize with the help of the voting public.
Before now, the judges for the show, Simi, Obi Asika, and D’Banj, have had the final say on the thousands of budding singers that applied for the programme.
But from this weekend, it would be the turn of the viewers to seal the fate of the contestants. The three judges picked 10 contestants from the 29 that made it to the final stage of Theatre Week after doing their final solo performance.
The aspiring music stars would be expected to sing and impress the viewers with their performances during the Nigerian Idol Season 8 live show on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
The first pick for the final top 10 was Henry Savy, who impressed the judges with his Para performance of Davido, as 17-year old Constance stole the show as she melted hearts with Positions by Ariana Grande, while Precious Mac thrilled and filled the theatre with singer Simi’s Ayo.
The judges also selected Victory, Daniel Ose, Goodness, Abraham, Reigny and Quest after singing No Shaking by 2baba, Catch me if you can by Adekunle Gold, About damn time by Lizzo, Under the Influence by Chris Brown, Karma by Summer Walker, and Flowers by Miley Cyrus, respectively.
The last man standing, Chizo, narrowly escaped this time around, unlike last season when he was sent off at a crucial moment.
Meanwhile, 19 contenders – Arite, Sapphire Whinnas, Amaka, Akinwande, Mura’s twin brother (Mina), Eloehi, Daniel, Sir Danny, Soultunes, Busayo, and nine others were tactfully eliminated from the moving train as it could only accommodate the 10 best acts this time around.
While commenting, Ms Aransiola Biola, who is the Assistant Brand Manager of the sponsor of the show, Bigi, said the support was to help discover and nurture talent across the country and the African continent and a demonstration of its mantra that it is for every moment, connecting consumers through worthy platforms.
“We are excited to sponsor Nigerian Idol for three consecutive years, the Seasons 6 and 7, due to our love for promoting the entertainment industry and to support the next generation of musical talents,” she stated.
“This show is a great opportunity for contestants to showcase what they have as they unlock new opportunities in the music industry,” she added.
Legendary Singer Tina Turner Dies at 83
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A legendary singer, Tina Turner, has died at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland at the age of 83.
The musician breathed her last on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, after a long illness.
Tina Turner became very popular in the 70s when she was part of the Ike and Tina Turner duo that rocked the period.
She later went solo and became very successful because of the energy she put into her performances, and she was known as the Queen of Rock’n Roll.
Tina Turner, who was born in 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, is referred to as one of the most successful female performers in history.
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