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Allen-Onyema, Air Peace CEO has been charged with financial fraud allegation by the US Government. (Persecondnews)Allen-Onyema, Air Peace CEO has been charged with financial fraud allegation by the US Government. (Persecondnews)Like many people you know, Allen Onyema was once a job seeker in Lagos. Allen Onyema is a Nigerian businessman, whose name was recently registered in the hearts of millions of Nigerians as a result of his uncommon patriotic act. In September 2019, during the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa, the Chairman of Air Peace endeared himself and his airline business to Nigerians when he offered to use his aircraft to evacuate victims of xenophobic attacks from South Africa.That philanthropic and patriotic act introduced the Air Peace founder and Chairman to millions of Nigerians as a man of peace, who deserves the highest honour in the country.When outstanding Nigerians will be receiving awards in recognition of their achievements in December, nobody would be surprised if Onyema gets the man of the year award. Scratch that. The award may not happen again due to the financial fraud allegation leveled against him by the government of the United States of America.
One of the seven aircraft belonging to Air Peace. (PremiumTimes)One of the seven aircraft belonging to Air Peace. (PremiumTimes)However, while the most prominent information about Allen Onyema in public domain is associated with his airline business, there are other things that may interest you about the man who named his seven aircraft after his wife, kids and parents.1. His early days in LagosEverybody, who had a cause to move to Lagos from another part of the country has an unforgettable story to tell about how they came to the city. Onyema is one of those whose reasons for coming to Lagos has something to do with seeking greener pasture.
The US government has issued arrest warrant for Air Peace CEO, Allen Onyema [Twitter]The US government has issued arrest warrant for Air Peace CEO, Allen Onyema [Twitter]In an interview with City People, the businessman narrated how he coped with the familiar plight and frustrations of newcomers in the state.He said, “I left for Lagos in 1990 in search of jobs. No money on me. I was squatting in Oshodi. I couldn’t afford taxis or buses; I was going to Lagos Island by rail. Going back to Oshodi, I would trek from Marina to Iddo to join the overcrowded trains. I wanted to practice my profession as a lawyer.For two months, I was searching for a law firm to join to no avail. I became frustrated but came alive when the late Chief Vincent Amobi Nwizugbo gave me the opportunity to come to his chambers on Martins Street, Lagos Island to learn.2. Peace keeping initiativeOnyema’s appetite for peace did not start in September 2019, when he volunteered his aircraft to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa during xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.As an undergraduate studying Law at the University of Ibadan, Onyema reportedly led a group of nine students to Zaria to quell a raging religious and ethnic riot that claimed lives.3. Resisted parental pressure to work for ShellMany Nigerian graduates have a dream of working for an oil company irrespective of their academic background. The young Onyema had the opportunity to start his career at Shell but rejected the idea.My parents and my uncle wanted me to work for Shell after Law school. My uncle, Capt. J.O.W. Onyema, a master marina, was the Head, Crude Oil Export Terminal, Forcados then. That meant that I was going to remain in Warri and, that, I never liked. I wanted to be free. I felt that working in Warri would still keep me under parental care and control but I wanted to be on my own”, he told City People.

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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