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I Was So Broke I Lived In A Shelter In New York – Tiwa Savage Tells Her Story

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The singer said she had just graduated from school at the time but couldn’t work due to her citizenship status. 

Tiwa Savage

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Popular Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has reflected on the time she was so broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford–Stuyvesant, New York. The ace singer made this statement at a surprise party organised by her friends for her album launch, Celia.

Based on a video posted on singer, Lami Phillips Instagram account, the sonorous singer, Tiwa Savage described Bedford–Stuyvesant popularly referred to as Bed-Stuy, as a project in New York known to shelter the poor mostly with drug addiction problems.

The singer said she had just graduated from school at the time but couldn’t work due to her citizenship status.

“I think I was 22 and we were in New York. I was living in Bed-Stuy, kind of like a shelter. A lot of people didn’t know this.

“I was in a shelter for women that had drug abuse problems.

“I just graduated from school. You know as an international student you can’t work. So, I couldn’t work. I was doing the side thing in Bed-Stuy which is like the hood in Brooklyn,”
 Tiwa Savage said.

The singer went on to reveal how she met with Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, who took her out to eat in New York when she was hungry.

She noted that since she was broke at the time she had to order only appetizers.

“She was ordering food and I ordered appetizers because I was so broke and I was so hungry.

“And I remember she was looking at me and asked, ‘what are you ordering?.’ And I was just lying that I’m not hungry.

“And then she just started asking me, ‘are you sure?.’ And then I just started crying. And then she’s just like, ‘what is the matter?.’ I said, ‘Elohor, I don’t have money.’

“She just started ordering stuff and she even ordered stuff for me to take home.

“I remember going home to my little box or whatever, and I was just crying. This girl literally made my day.

“So, the first time they put my picture in Times Square, she was the first person I called,”
 she said emotionally.

She went on to advice everyone in the gathering not to allow time to rob them of their destiny.

See the Instagram video below:

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You don’t talk enough, that’s why people don’t know you or your work – Ric Hassani claps back at tweep who accuses him of talking too much

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Since he released his 2021 Pop Soul album—‘The Prince I Became—and having the promotional single, ‘Thunder Fire You’ banned by the NBC, Ric Hassani has made sure to increase his activeness and engagement on social media platform, Twitter even more than ever, probably in a bid to increasing sensitivity towards his album and shoot it to a state of commercial success and the results show people reciprocating him with engagement on Twitter and streaming of his albums according just as the charts say. This no doubt, should be a win in Ric Hassani’s record.

However, for every good thing, there is a corresponding evil, vile, vain or bad; such is the case with Ric Hassani as one of his followers chose to criticize his recent increase in engagement on the microblogging app, labelling him a talkative.

The tweep (@raymond_alete) wrote objectively: “@RicHassani you talk to much, we love you but use [your] talking energy to work more.” in reply to a tweet posted by the singer where he decalred a collaboration between him and Fireboy DML would be “game over” for their peers.

Initially commenting “Na wa bro” which may be translated to English as “This is uncalled for bro”/“This is an unnecessary act bro”, Ric Hassani chose to take it up a notch by quoting @raymond_alete’s tweet, going full steam this time around, shamelessly blasting Raymond: “I may talk too much, but you don’t talk enough, that’s why not enough people know you …. or your work.”

Ric Hassani clamping down his accuser in such manner did not go unnoticed. Fans and users of Twitter made sure to make a big deal of the response, with majority of them taking sides with Ric Hassani, concluding he is actually right putting such kind of people in their rightful place instead of keeping mute and turning a blind eye like most of his colleagues would.

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Toyin lawani celebrates her birthday with 4m naira wig

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Toyin Lawani parades her hairpiece, says it cost 4 million.

Nigerian business woman and Celebrity Stylist Designer, Toyin Lawani, who celebrated her 39th birthday on Monday has taken to her social media account to brag about her newly acquired hair.

As per the mother of two, the individual who roused her to do the hair is American rapper Cardi B.

Toyin Lawani shared a video of her beautician fixing around 6 bundles of human hair on her head as she was preparing.

She revealed that her hairpiece cost an astounding N4 Million. Got inspired by Cardi B with the hair. This hair cost 4m. They had to create 7 full heads of hair into this craft. Quality top-notch human hair…she wrote on her page.

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Chimamanda loses her mum

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has lost her mom, Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie.

The mother of the prestigious Nigerian writer kicked the bucket on Monday, March 1, in Awka, Anambra State.

She was 78 years of age. “It was sudden and we are devastated,” a family representative said by Guardian.

She is survived by her six kids: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; just as nine grandkids, in-law and numerous family members.

Burial service courses of action will be reported by her family later. This comes only months after Chimamanda lost her dad.

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