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Yoruba-Hausa clash: I grew up, schooled, started my career in the North – Peter Okoye

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By Temi Joshua

Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct group, Psquare has condemned the killing of Northerners in Oyo state.

The singer took to his Twitter page on Sunday, February 14th, 2021 and asked Nigerians to stop Ethnicity, Tribalism and racism attack.

He also revealed to Nigerians that there’s nothing wrong to marry from a different tribe as he got married to Yoruba woman being an Igbo man.

He added that his musical career started in the North and now he can even speak Hausa fluently.

He tweeted, “I am an Igbo man, married to a Yoruba woman.
I grew up in the north, schooled in the north, started my career in North. And today i speak Hausa language fluently.
Please this Ethnicity,Tribalism and Racism has to Stop?!!! Haba! What is going on?#StopTheBloodShed.”

In a series of tweet, the singer stated that Nigerian government has failed the country, adding that they are working for their own selfish interest.

He added, “Our so called leaders have really failed us. They have no shame at all. They are just working for their own selfish interest nothing more!
*SAY NO TO TRIBALISM
*SAY NO TO ETHNICITY
*SAY NO TO RACISM
#StopTheBloodshed”.

YORUBA-HAUSA CLASH IN OYO

On Friday, February 13th, 2021, there was a clash between some Yoruba traders and Hausa traders at the Shasha Market area of Ibadan, Oyo state.

This clash led to shops, properties and houses being torched by hoodlums who attacked anybody that can’t speak Yoruba.

As per media reports, the clash started after a Hausa man beat a pregnant woman.

There afterwards, a Yoruba cobbler challenged the Hausa man for beating a woman who is pregnant.

According to News Agency Of Nigeria reports, the Hausa man who is a cart pusher stabbed the Yoruba cobbler with a knife which later landed the cobbler to hospital but died as a result of injury sustained during the clash.

It was learnt that the cobbler’s death angered the youths and the triggered the violence in Oyo state.

Also, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has imposed a curfew in the area which covers Shasha and the market area, is to run from 6 pm to 7 am. He also ordered the closure of Shasha market.

 

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I worked as tout after I ran away from home – Singer Oxlade

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Nigerian singer Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, better known as Oxlade, has revealed that he once worked as a tout after he ran away from home to pursue his music career.

According to him, he sold bus tickets—a job of motor park touts, popularly called “agbero.”

In a recent interview, the music star disclosed that he had to leave home because his lecturer dad didn’t initially support his decision to be a musician.

He said: “Honestly, he [my dad] was indifferent at first. But my stubbornness and consistency paid off [laughs].

“I ran away from the house at some point in my life to pursue music personally. And I had to do all sorts of stuff to survive. Selling bus tickets and selling foods at parties.”

Stressing that he is from the ‘streets of Surulere’ in Lagos, he avowed that “if you can survive in Surulere, you can survive anywhere.”

He added that the experience he had in the ghetto helped him make better decisions.

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Credit: Daily Post

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Actor Itele D Icon shares adorable photos of his daughter as she clocks 1

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Nigerian actor, Itele D Icon has taken to social media to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday, today, April 25th.

The movie star took to his Instagram page and shared adorable photos of his daughter, Ajeromola whom he described as his princess.

Sharing the photos, he wrote, “Time flies so fast! Just a year ago, we were celebrating your birth, now we are all braced up to celebrate your first birthday. In just a year

AJEROMOLA, a k a IYALAJE OF EGBA LAND😀

You have given us countless reasons to be proud and happy.

May you forever be smiling, laughing, and showering joy everywhere. Happy first birthday to my adorable princess”

Recall that Itele D Icon welcomed a bouncing baby girl with his girlfriend, Olayiwola Aminat Omowunmi on the 25th of April, 2022.

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Singer Simi celebrates her 35th birthday in style

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Nigerian singer, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, popularly known as Simi is celebrating her 35th birthday today.

The mother of one took to her Instagram page where she shared adorable photos of herself to mark her birthday.

Taking to her Instagram page, Simi wrote, “35 and fine. Happy birthday to the realest person I know. I type this tipsy as hell and surrounded by my most loved. If God don’t love me most, I don’t know who 💗.”

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