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Funke Akindele hits 8Million Instagram followers

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Funke Akindele hit 8 million followers on Instagram and her TV series page, Jenifa gained 1 million followers.

The Nollywood actress shared a picture appreciating her fans and followers with the caption:

“Now who’s got the best FANS?????????? 8 million😘😘😘😘😘 for all my fans!!! Love you all”.

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Courtney Adeleye supports Black women with $30 million

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Beauty mogul Courtney Adeleye has seen a lot of success in entrepreneurship and is paying it forward by investing in the futures of Black women business owners.

According to Black Enterprise, The Mane Choice founder and CEO has teamed up with the company MAV Beauty Brands for the creation of a fund designed for women of color.

The Fund—dubbed The Generational Advantage Fund—was created to empower Black women entrepreneurs and help them lay the foundation for building generational wealth.

The initiative will offer programs and resources surrounding securing funding for business ventures, financial literacy, housing and other areas. Adeleye has contributed $30 million to the fund.

“I made this move to expand the company’s reach and ultimately create more opportunities for my community, so they can get on a path to creating advantage and wealth,” said Adeleye in a joint press release by The Mane Choice and MAV Beauty Brands.

News about the fund comes shortly after Adeleye’s 5-year-old daughter Lily Adeleye became the youngest CEO to have her company’s products sold at Target.

The youngster’s brand Lily Frilly—which was designed to inspire young girls—sells a variety of products including backpacks, dresses, lunchboxes and bows.

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Lamboginny tells Nigerians to move from ‘meism’ to ‘weism’

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Music star Yinka ‘Lamboginny’ Lawanson has identified the root of the image problem Nigerians face across the globe: Meism.

According to him, the few bad eggs soiling the Nigerian brand abroad are doing that because they believe the system has failed them.

“Everybody does it when they get to power, dupe people, push drugs. And all these atrocities are rubbing off on innocent Nigerians building the nation,” he said. “And we have to move from ‘Meism’ to ‘Weism’.”

He was speaking to a gathering of young Nigerian-Americans, under the auspices of the Nigerian Youth in the Diaspora Engagement Forum, NYDEF discussing the Nigerian Brand at event in the Nigerian House in New York, United States.

Yinka ‘Lamboginny’ Lawanson and Consul-General Ben Okoyen

In his speech he described as a heart-to-heart conversation, Lamboginny told his audience, Nigeria is the biggest name they can ever have—no matter what—and it is left for them to represent the best way.

“If you were born in Nigeria, you have a gift—the first gift of life—that no other country can give you no matter how great you are doing there.”

He urged the jeremiads and whiners who have resigned to that conclusion Nigeria cannot work again, to change.

“If you were always complaining, you never joined the game changers when you were in Nigeria, you won’t stop complaining even when you go to countries whose systems work” he said.

Emphasizing the fact that Nigeria gave him his life, he will always look back and give whatever he can to build his fatherland even if no one appreciates him.

“If we don’t build Nigerians, no one else will or can do it for us.”

The 33-year-old was the first musician the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA appointed as its national ambassador.

And at 23, he began a campaign of using music as a correctional tool in Nigeria prisons system.

Lamboginny has been in America for a year now refining the project by performing in American prisons, too, with the aim of developing it further as part of his prison reforms goal for Nigeria.

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Tacha announces Tiwa Savage ex as manager, Teebillz

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Disqualified Big Brother Nigeria, BBNaija housemate, Tacha Akide has announced Tiwa Savage’s ex Teebillz as her new manager.

She made the announcement via Instagram.

This comes after Teebillz defended her hours after she was disqualified from the Big Brother Naija house. At the time, Teebillz said Tacha is “the most bankable brand out of all” the Big Brother Naija season 4 housemates. He added that he will make Tacha “the biggest brand out of Africa….. Bigger than Big brother itself.” He went on to add that “Tacha is the Kim K of Africa.”

Apparently, Tacha believes he’s the right manager for her as she has now revealed she’s under “New Management.” Her announcement leads her followers to believe deleting all her Instagram history is part of her rebranding process.

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