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EFCC Demands Naira Marley’s Transaction History From Mastercard And Visa

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has written Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to furnish it with details on credit cards used by musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley. 

The commission said the cards recovered from the artiste during his arrest were used for alleged identity theft and credit card fraud. According to court documents obtained by Punch, the EFCC’s letters to Visa and Mastercard – titled, ‘Investigation Activities’ – was dated May 13, 2019, three days after it arrested Naira Marley.

The letters were signed by the Zonal Head, EFCC, Lagos, Dein Whyte. “The commission is investigating a case of identity theft and electronic cards-related fraud in which the listed card information was recovered during the investigation,” EFCC’s letter to Visa and Mastercard partly read.

In the letter to Visa, the commission asked the company to provide information about the last five transactions on each of three Visa cards recovered from Naira Marley. The first card with number 4921819410257431 was issued by Lloyds Bank Plc and bears the name Timea Fedorne Tatar. The second card with number 4539782440624281 was issued by Barclays Bank Plc and bears the name Nicole Louise Maylon, while the third card with number 4757147207869807 was issued by Santander UK Plc and bears the name Sharon Broad. 

Likewise, in the EFCC’s letter to Mastercard, the commission asked the company to furnish it with information about the last five transactions on a Mastercard card recovered from the musician. The card with number 5354631405139323 was issued by Prepay Technologies Ltd and bears the name Linh H. Mendez Rojas.

Naira Marley was arrested on May 10 at 9 Gbangbala Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos, together with Omomniyi Temidayo (aka Zlatan Ibile) and three others for alleged advance fee fraud. Following his arrest, the anti-graft agency filed an 11-count against Naira Marley. The charges with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 were filed before a Lagos State High Court.

The artist was later arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on May 20, 2019. Following his arraignment, Justice Oweibo ordered that Naira Marley be remanded in the prison custody until May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defendant’s counsel, Taiwo Oreagba.

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Dj Wapsam takes his self named clothing line up a notch, launches online storefront

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During the pandemic, Dj Wapsam like everyone else was scouting for opportunities online, to get his DJing skills to more people, countless audiomack mixes, whatsApp broadcast messages until he found the right platform, Tiktok roughly six months later, his strategy was simple yet hard, create a catchy adlib, the resonate a phrase that a listener won’t easily forget, the uptrend started with Ibon “wonti yi ibon, esare o esare o” shortly after the 1 mins videos was everyone, people reposting, apart from his Djing skills, one thing Wapsam didn’t let go is his clothing line! Shopwapsam now!

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See how this 24 years old Nigerian is harnessing the power of WhatsApp to create a community of super cool Gen Z

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One of the greatest way to build wealth is through adding value to ones immediate community, even startup fundraising have a family & friends round, this is because unlike institutional investors, these people are ready to carry you when you fail, this is what Akinlusi Funso Oluwagbenga, 24 is leveraging to build a brand, in Western Africa, Nigeria to be precise, WhatsApp TV is thing, people use there large audiences, status views to bill prospective customers for ads placement but there is a downside to the model, unverified news, misinformation, nudity, most importantly non-active viewers, for most 5000 views only 100 are engaging in post, these are the challenges making the once shining means of social influencing die down until January last year when Funso started his Captain Awesome TV, the Nigerian influencer has always referred to himself as a social media influencer not just a WhatsApp TV admin, but this wasn’t what brought the distinction, it was the way be carefully built his audience from zero to close to 10k active status views to his highly curated itinerary of events from music and entertainment gist to politics and football commentary, and highly engaging programs around topics like sex education, relation tips to spear heading campaigns which say the TV community give a huge amount of money to the less privileged etc.

When asked why he is being thorough in an industry people don’t really appreciate he said “everyone project there non existent, advanced version on Instagram, fake there level of intellect on twitter, but WhatsApp is where you really know people because it’s like there safe and private space, where no one is really watching, so people’s opinion about a brand or service in the space tends to be from an honest point of view not clout for retweets or likes”

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Ovtrends is changing the face of urban street retail

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Approximately 50million nigerians are between the age of 15 to 24 years, the GenZ, filled with vibes, and energy, one identical culture among this age grade is there love for style and fashion, but the issue of “what I order vs what I got” keeps occuring, that was what spurred Victor to start his own clothing retail line, Ovtrends to help over 20 million people have access to trending clothings, not just clothings, having them get what they truly order for a big problem with nigerian vendors, the brand also offer personal shopping experience and bulk orders and they power diverse means of payment.

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