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Yul Edochie Loses First Son to Death After Exam

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Yul Edochie Kambilichukwu Edochie

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A popular Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, has lost his first son, Kambilichukwu Edochie, to the cold hands of death.

According to a report by Vanguard, the Nollywood star’s son was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after he was unconscious.

The 16-year-old deceased was said to have prepared for his school examination on Tuesday night, and after the exercise the next day, he joined his friends to play football, where he allegedly slumped and was quickly taken to the hospital for medical attention.

However, the teenager could not make it alive as he was said to have given up the ghost, leaving his parents devastated.

The death of Kambilichukwu came about two months after his parents, Yul and May Edochie, celebrated his 16th birthday.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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Excitement as Nigerian Idol Season 8 Live Show Begins

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Nigerian Idol Season 8

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.

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Judges Pick 10 Contestants for Nigerian Idol Season 8 Live Show

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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.

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Legendary Singer Tina Turner Dies at 83

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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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