Nigerian celebrities take to nudity to sell products, increase online followers

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi

There is a popular African proverb which states that ‘not all men who walk in the street naked are crazy.’ It seems some Nigerian celebrities have literally adopted this proverb to either sell their products or increase their social media fan base. Saturday Beats focuses its searchlight on some of these celebrities who have taken to nudity in order to either promote their goods and services or increase their social media followers.

Despite being an On-Air Personality tasked with the job of sharing information to the public, Toke Makinwa has somehow always found a way to become a newsmaker. At first, she made headlines with a brief ‘beef’ she had with popular blogger, Linda Ikeji. Shortly after, the OAP began to garner a fan base courtesy of her YouTube vlogs which bordered on relationship advice. However, she began to make headlines in reputable media platforms when her union with Ayida Maje hit the rocks barely after three years…

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Failing UTME twice pushed me to become the best –Ezekiel, BIU best graduate

In spite of her inability to secure admission twice, after failing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Juliet Ezekiel emerged as the best graduate of Benson Idahosa University, Benin, in the 2017/2018 academic session. In this interview with ALEXANDER OKERE, the 23-year-old who graduated with a first class from the Department of Computer Science, with a CGPA of 3.95/4.00, shares her experience

Can you tell us about your academic background?

I had my primary education at the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model School in Kubwa, Abuja. I later attended the Word of Faith School, owned by the Church of God Mission International, in Benin, before I secured admission to the Benson Idahosa University. I did a diploma programme in Software Engineering in the university from 2013 to 2015 before proceeding into the degree programme to study Computer Science.

Was Computer Science your original choice?

Yes. Earlier, I wanted to study Computer Engineering at the University of Benin but…

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Failing UTME twice pushed me to become the best –Ezekiel, BIU best graduate

In spite of her inability to secure admission twice, after failing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Juliet Ezekiel emerged as the best graduate of Benson Idahosa University, Benin, in the 2017/2018 academic session. In this interview with ALEXANDER OKERE, the 23-year-old who graduated with a first class from the Department of Computer Science, with a CGPA of 3.95/4.00, shares her experience

Can you tell us about your academic background?

I had my primary education at the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model School in Kubwa, Abuja. I later attended the Word of Faith School, owned by the Church of God Mission International, in Benin, before I secured admission to the Benson Idahosa University. I did a diploma programme in Software Engineering in the university from 2013 to 2015 before proceeding into the degree programme to study Computer Science.

Was Computer Science your original choice?

Yes. Earlier, I wanted to study Computer Engineering at the University of Benin but…

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Failing UTME twice pushed me to become the best –Ezekiel, BIU best graduate

In spite of her inability to secure admission twice, after failing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Juliet Ezekiel emerged as the best graduate of Benson Idahosa University, Benin, in the 2017/2018 academic session. In this interview with ALEXANDER OKERE, the 23-year-old who graduated with a first class from the Department of Computer Science, with a CGPA of 3.95/4.00, shares her experience

Can you tell us about your academic background?

I had my primary education at the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Model School in Kubwa, Abuja. I later attended the Word of Faith School, owned by the Church of God Mission International, in Benin, before I secured admission to the Benson Idahosa University. I did a diploma programme in Software Engineering in the university from 2013 to 2015 before proceeding into the degree programme to study Computer Science.

Was Computer Science your original choice?

Yes. Earlier, I wanted to study Computer Engineering at the University of Benin but…

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I won’t forget day Nnamdi Azikiwe ordered my arrest, charged me to court –Dipo Onabanjo

Chief Dipo Onabanjo, 75, was a photojournalist with the Daily Times of Nigeria in the 1950s when the profession was not popular. He shares some of his time on the job and life experiences with Ademola Olonilua

What influenced your decision to become a photojournalist at a time when the profession was unpopular?

When I was in school, there was a man called Shittu who worked with the Daily Express. At the time I knew him, I was in the boarding school at Ijebu Ode but I always saw him whenever I came to Lagos for my holidays. Anytime this man went to work, I always noticed the way he carried his camera bag passionately and the next day, I would see the photographs he took on the pages of the newspapers with his by-line. I became very fascinated and I promised myself that when I left school, I would become a photojournalist like that man.

At a point in my life, I met a man who worked in the Daily Times of Nigeria, Ajibade Thomas, and he handled a page called Saturday Highlife for the…

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I won’t forget day Nnamdi Azikiwe ordered my arrest, charged me to court –Dipo Onabanjo

Chief Dipo Onabanjo, 75, was a photojournalist with the Daily Times of Nigeria in the 1950s when the profession was not popular. He shares some of his time on the job and life experiences with Ademola Olonilua

What influenced your decision to become a photojournalist at a time when the profession was unpopular?

When I was in school, there was a man called Shittu who worked with the Daily Express. At the time I knew him, I was in the boarding school at Ijebu Ode but I always saw him whenever I came to Lagos for my holidays. Anytime this man went to work, I always noticed the way he carried his camera bag passionately and the next day, I would see the photographs he took on the pages of the newspapers with his by-line. I became very fascinated and I promised myself that when I left school, I would become a photojournalist like that man.

At a point in my life, I met a man who worked in the Daily Times of Nigeria, Ajibade Thomas, and he handled a page called Saturday Highlife for the…

[Read More …]

I won’t forget day Nnamdi Azikiwe ordered my arrest, charged me to court –Dipo Onabanjo

Chief Dipo Onabanjo, 75, was a photojournalist with the Daily Times of Nigeria in the 1950s when the profession was not popular. He shares some of his time on the job and life experiences with Ademola Olonilua

What influenced your decision to become a photojournalist at a time when the profession was unpopular?

When I was in school, there was a man called Shittu who worked with the Daily Express. At the time I knew him, I was in the boarding school at Ijebu Ode but I always saw him whenever I came to Lagos for my holidays. Anytime this man went to work, I always noticed the way he carried his camera bag passionately and the next day, I would see the photographs he took on the pages of the newspapers with his by-line. I became very fascinated and I promised myself that when I left school, I would become a photojournalist like that man.

At a point in my life, I met a man who worked in the Daily Times of Nigeria, Ajibade Thomas, and he handled a page called Saturday Highlife for the…

[Read More …]