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PaddyPaddybet to Empower Youths with Great Business Ideas



PaddyPaddybet to Empower Youths with Great Business Ideas

By Dipo Olowookere

No fewer than 100 young entrepreneurs living in Oyo State with great business ideas will receive the backing of popular online bookmaker, Paddypaddybet.

The fast-rising and fledgling sport-betting game-changers plans to empower young entrepreneurs at its inaugural Youth Empowerment Summit in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Paddypaddybet boasts of varying ranges of sport betting via pre-match and play for mobile devices and desktops.

It was gathered that the summit will feature successful young business entrepreneurs, private sector representatives and Paddypaddybet ambassadors, who will lead the process of formulating a roadmap that seeks to foster youth employability and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

The 100 beneficiaries, who will be picked among the attendees at the summit, will be empowered by Paddypaddybet with N50,000 each, amounting to a total of N5 million to fuel their business ideas.

The event, which will be held at Jogor Events Centre, 1, Harvester Close, off Liberty Stadium road in Ibadan, Oyo State on December 12, 2018, will witness the biggest gathering of youths ever, which was not based on entertainment but directed towards spurring the youths into action to take charge of their entrepreneurial drive.

Paddypaddybet is giving back to the community with the recent research showing Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, according to a report by Brookings Institution.

Speaking at a news conference at the company’s headquarter in Lagos, its Media Manager, Mr Issa Ahmed, stated that “the Nigerian youth are facing challenges, and finding decent employment and climbing out of poverty with more than 65 percent of the population being under the age of 35, securing employability and self-employment for young people, achieved through innovative approaches, is be the best weapon Paddypaddybet wants to fight against poverty and the numerous associated challenges in the country.”

Speaking further Mr Ahmed said only those between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible to participate in the summit, with registration done on

Paddypaddybet is a Nigeria-based sports betting operator and seeks to gain recognition in the sports betting category, with a high competitive edge, state of the art solutions that caters for the immediate needs of punters in this region and beyond. The sport-betting company covers all the major sporting events across Europe and the world with great odds, and welcome bonus and also the cash-out option.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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UniAbuja Student Wins N1.5m in Boomplay Campus Music Star Season 1



Boomplay Campus Music Star

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A 200 level student of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Ms Emmanuella Adejoh, has emerged as the winner of the Boomplay Campus Music Star season one.

The Guidance and Counselling budding singer won the grand prize of the competition, N1.5 million, due to her outstanding performance, according to the judges.

She defeated the other contestants, especially those that made it into the top three, to clinch the coveted prize.

The first-runner up was Iroenyenwa Nzubechukwu, a student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, studying Mass Communications; and the second runner-up, Godswill Sarah Iruoma, a student of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, studying Hospitality Management.

It was gathered that the music hunt contest had the trio of Teni, OAP Do2dtun, and a renowned music producer Philkeyz as the judges.

They were involved in accessing the several entries received for the completion and pruned them to 10, who made it to the finale.

The rookie artistes underwent a series of activities, including a master class training session, a team bonding exercise, press conference and community display of their talents.

The Boomplay Campus Music Star competition was created to discover loads of talents in the country and provide them with a platform to showcase their skills.

The official partners of the programme were SHAREit Lite and Vskit, while the media partner was Trace TV.

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Legendary Singer Dayo Kujore Dies at LASUTH



Dayo Kujore

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

A legendary Juju musician in Nigeria, Dayo Kujore, has died at the age of 63 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Lagos.

The singer, according to reports quoting his daughter, Ayinke Kujore, died on Monday morning at the hospital.

The Soko Extra crooner, who started playing the guitar at 10 and rose to become popular for creating a new tune from the Juju genre called Soko music, gave up the ghost after a brief illness.

However, his family is yet to formally state the actual illness that claimed the life of the veteran Juju musician today.

The report of his death is already generating reactions from stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry, with friends, colleagues and fans sending their condolences.

Dayo Kujore serenaded lovers of good music during his lifetime with albums like Soko Xtra, Joy, Easy Life, Wisdom, Elevation and Superjet, which turned him into a household name in 1991, though his first album was released in 1977 and was titled Ha! Jesu Mbe.

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Veteran Nollywood Actress Iyabo Oko is Dead



Iyabo Oko

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A veteran actress in the Yoruba movie industry, Sidikat Odukanwi, otherwise known as Iyabo Oko, has passed on.

One of the children of the deceased, Ms Bisi Aisha, who is military personnel, confirmed the death of her mother.

“May ur soul Rest In Peace mummy,” she posted on one of her social media pages.

Also, one of the colleagues of Iyabo Oko in Nollywood, Mrs Foluke Daramola-Salako, posted on Instagram the death of the prolific actress, who reportedly breathed her last Wednesday evening.

Iyabo Oko died after battling with an illness, which kept her away from movie locations. She finally succumbed to the illness yesterday.

“And finally, we lost her.. rip Iyabo Oko, we did our best but God knows best,” Foluke Daramola-Salako wrote.

In 2021, when one of the daughters of the late actress, Olamide, revealed that her mother was diagnosed with ischaemic stroke about five years ago but kept her health issues away from the public, some thespians rallied around with financial assistance to get her back on her feet.

Pictures of her on the internet showed the state of her health and spurred more reactions from fans and colleagues. She was treated and later discharged from the hospital. Thereafter, not much was heard about the 61-year-old actress until her death on Wednesday.

Iyabo Oko was born on November 15, 1960, in the Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State. She acted in several films before bowing out the stage.

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