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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

"I couldn't be more proud" - Nigerian woman shows off the house her 25-year-old daughter is building in Bali, Indonesia


Nigerian Real estate mogul and lawyer, Udo Maryanne Okonjo has disclosed that her first daughter, Chidi, is building her first investment property in Bali, Indonesia.



Chidi is a travelling entreprenuer and worked for a tech company in New York as a business analyst before she started her business. She was born in Canada and grew up in Nigeria and South Africa. 


During a question and answer session on Instagram, the 25-year-old said she didn't take any loan or financing for her villa but paid it out of her own pocket.


                                                           Mrs Udo Okonjo


Sharing a glimpse of the house which is still under construction, Mrs Okonjo said she is proud of her daughter and challenged women to start investing in Real Estate.

"I couldn’t be more proud! Daughter 1 is building her first investment property. Who says women can’t command wealth? And who says it can’t start as early as you decide to take charge of your life," she wrote. 


"Choosing to challenge more women to create the right income streams and get onto the property ladder.


"PS. Please note that gender biases are still in place all over the world. Women tend to spend more especially on property and construction because they aren’t considered as knowledgeable. So be sure to have knowledgeable advocates/advisors on your side if needed." 


Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sell their Verzuz video streaming app to Thriller for undisclosed amount


Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sell their Verzuz video streaming app to Thriller for undisclosed amount

One year after launching Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have sold the powerhouse livestream music series platform to Thriller.

Triller says Swizz and Timbaland will become large shareholders in the Triller Network and serve as brand visionaries on the Triller Verzuz management team but didn't disclose the financial details of the deal.

The Verzuz co-founders have also allocated a portion of their equity in the new combined company to all 43 performers who have appeared on Verzuz to date.

Artists that had appeared on Verzuz include John Legend, DMX, Alicia Keys, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Nelly, Ludacris, Brandy, Monica, Gladys Knight, D’Angelo, and more.

Verzuz launched in March of 2020 amid the cancelation of live events and concerts due to the pandemic. The platform has become a cultural phenomenon, amassing more than five billion impressions across platforms including Instagram and Apple Music. Earlier this year, Verzuz partnered with the NFL and plans to venture into additional sports verticals, comedy, and live events in the future.

“This is a momentous occasion not only for Verzuz and Triller but the music business as a whole,” said Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.

 “By putting Verzuz in the Triller Network ecosystem and expanding the Verzuz brand to be side by side with the powerful Triller app, we will be able to continue to grow and evolve the music business as a whole, as we have been doing. To have partners in Triller who share our vision, specifically to celebrate and elevate the amazing artists who continue to shape culture around the world and give the consumer more direct access, is game changing.”

“We couldn’t be happier to be elevating Verzuz and Triller and to recognize, in a very real way, all of the artists who have helped make Verzuz the global phenomenon it is today. Our dream, the artists’ dream, today is realized, which is no small feat. Triller Verzuz is a company that’s by the artists, for the artists and with the people.”

Bobby Sarnevesht, Executive Chairman and co-owner of Triller, said;

“There is no more disruptive and innovative brand in music today than Verzuz,” 

 “Verzuz and music are synonymous, and both Triller and Verzuz share the ‘artist first, music first’ vision. We view this acquisition as more of a partnership than an acquisition, as Swizz, Timbaland and the other 43 artists who are all becoming shareholders and partners in Triller Verzuz from this day forward become our voice.”

There are plans to keep Verzuz on Instagram and Twitter in addition to Triller. But it won’t be returning to Apple Music after the deal expired. 

“We should be smart and just put it only on Triller. But we have strong core audiences on Instagram and Twitter as well. So for right now we want to leave everything in place,” Swizz told Billboard.

The next generation will have no regard for the 'gods'" - Nigerian pastor says as he shares photo of a boy sitting beside a deity in a shrine


Akwa Ibom pastor, Ab Isong on Wednesday Mrach 10, posted a photo of a young boy sitting beside a deity in a shrine located in his village. 


According to the pastor and members of the community, growing up it was a taboo to even point finger at the deity. 




"The next generation will have no regard for the "gods"  See guts! In our days, Mummy will skin you alive for even pointing a finger. What we fear is fearing us!" he wrote. 


Man pleads guilty to filming and mocking dying police officers who were struck by moving lorry after they attempted to arrest him


Man pleads guilty to filming and mocking dying police officers who were struck by moving lorry after they attempted to arrest him

A man from Melbourne, Australia, Richard Pusey has admitted to taunting dying police officers at a crash scene.

Pusey, 42, has pleaded guilty to filming and mocking police officers as they lay dying at a crash scene.

He also admitted to the rare charge of outraging public decency as well as drug and other offences.

Pusey was in his car on a Melbourne freeway last year when he was pulled over by four officers for speeding.

While the officers were making his arrest, all four officers, pictured below, were struck by a speeding lorry that had veered out of its lane.


Man pleads guilty to filming and mocking dying police officers who were struck by moving lorry after they attempted to arrest him


Pusey had been standing a few metres away and avoided the crash, but afterwards pulled out his phone and began filming for over three minutes.


He stood over and taunted Senior Constable Taylor as she remained pinned under the lorry a court previously heard. Experts said she was most likely still alive at the time.

"There you go. Amazing, absolutely amazing," he said, according to vision from the constable's body-worn camera which was tendered to a court.

"All I wanted was to go home and have some sushi," he added, before using expletives to blame the officers for ruining his car.


He fled the scene on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway shortly after.


Senior Constables Lynette Taylor, Kevin King, Constables Glen Humphris and Josh Prestney all died at the scene.

The lorry driver, Mohinder Singh Bajwa, has pleaded guilty to four charges of culpable driving causing death and will face another court hearing this week.

Pusey was arrested at his home after the crash. He was initially charged with speeding, drug possession and reckless conduct offences.

However, police discovered Pusey's video and that he had shared it among friends.

Local media reported that the offence of outraging public decency was rarely prosecuted in Australia.

Pusey is due to face court again on 31 March.

The case continues.

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