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Wole Soyinka says 2020 is the worst year for nigeria

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Nobel Laurette, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has depicted the year 2020 as the most testing year because of the changes of issues.

He added that Nigerian circumstance was more regrettable because of the royal idea of its administration at the socio-political and strict levels.

Soyinka, an educator of Literature talked at the Booksellers, scene of the introduction of his new book, “Chronicles of the happiest people on earth”, a book with more than 500 pages which took him about 40years to compose.

Soyinka said, “With the turbulence that characterises year 2020, and as activities wind down, the mood has been repugnant and very negative. I don’t want to sound pessimistic but this is one of the most pessimistic years I have known in this nation and it wasn’t just because of COVID-19, no. Natural disasters had happened elsewhere but how have you managed to take such in their strides?

“Was calamity as a result of human negligence or as a result of malignant activities when people find themselves under the control of other beings which I am afraid what most Nigerians find themselves in, it is like you don’t know from where the blow would descend. That is not the way a nation should be and that is not the way the citizens should exist.

“Situation has reached a point where you are not very sure of where you are going and where you will end it. As I had said before, you don’t believe, in many instances, that anybody is in charge. That, really, it is a parlous condition for any nation. So, I am afraid it has not been a very good year for me generally.”

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Why I wore the gigantic shoes at The Headies – Laycon

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The Headies 2020 successfully held last week Sunday (21st February) where Nigerian rapper and reality TV star Laycon was one of the guest performers at the event but the major takeaway from his overall outing, turned out to be the gigantic pair of shoes he rocked while performing which made for a trend on microblogging platform, Twitter. A week later, Laycon has come out to tell the world why he chose to perform in those shoes.

Laycon who performed with DJ Neptune to the tunes of their hit single—‘Nobody’— wore a black round-neck vest to go with a matching glittering jacket and pant, topping the clothing with an all-white sneakers, a gigantic one at that, drawing comparison to the massive footwears Nephilims like Goliath wore back in the Biblical times.

An angle showing Laycon’s gigantic shoes worn at The Headies 2020.

Another angle showing Laycon’s gigantic shoes worn at The Headies 2020.

On what looked to be an Open-Mic performance, Laycon addressed the audience on why he wore such “oversized” pair of shoes to an event as grand as The Headies. Laycon said: “I told my stylist ‘I have different shoes but I want this one, it’s very big, it makes a statement.’ Every step I take is a big step towards wherever it is I’m going to and I need a big shoe for that.” He adds: “And it is also create a path for other people to follow, to know that the moves this guy has made, the can make those moves and also be successful.”

This however did not go down well with fans as they have tagged this as flimsy excuses and weak PR attempt at redeeming something inconsequential. Others just reacted with laughing emojis, treating the words of Laycon on the video as joke.

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“I cannot marry someone in the same field with me” – Mr 2Kay

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A lot of celebrities in the show-business, stylized as showbiz, have shown romantic affinity for one another and taken it up a notch by progressing to form a relationship with one another, dating for the short while and even ending up as marriage partners but for Nigerian singer, Mr 2Kay, he does not envision himself settling with a fellow colleague in showbiz be it any sector of the entertainment industry.

Mr 2Kay is a Nigerian singer and father to two children, one with someone who deals fully in showbiz, former BBN housemate, Gifty Powers, yet he does not see a future of himself marrying anybody in showbiz and entertainment industry at large.

Speaking with Punch NG, Mr 2Kay (born Abinye David Jumbo), says: “I cannot marry someone that is in the same field with me”. Although quite admitting: “But, I can date someone in the entertainment industry.” Concluding, he gave the reason for making such statements: “I need to find someone that is far away from showbiz because it is a crazy space.”

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Nigerian first cryptocurrency payment processor “FinRik” and it’s native stablecoin “Wavycoin” set to launch

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CEO and founder of Wavyvibrations Inc and Roadkit Awoniyi Segun Gbenga has unveiled plans to launch FinRik, a cryptocurrency payment processor, with the aim of making automated crypto payment easy in Nigeria.

Awoniyi Segun, the founder and CEO said “What we are here to do is very simple, we want to maximize the potentials of virtual currency and bridge the gap between it and the Nigerian economy, because Nigerians trade crypto’s daily but sadly  it has little or no effect on our struggling economy, so we are building a structure that will enable people transact swiftly with there virtual currency” in a tweet addressing potential users he stated further “FinRik at its best is a community with payment processing function, business development section, Roboadvisor, e-commerce, secure crypto wallet, real estate, e-ticketing, we are listing BTC, XRP, Eth, Usdt, Litecoin immediately we launch even though we want to give you a way to use your crypto to make easy and automated transactions we still recognize the fact they crypto’s can be very volatile, that’s why we are working on creating our own stablecoin (Wavycoin, WVY) which will be built on Ethereum and Binance blockchain”

FinRik is expected to go live in Q2 of this year, while the platform’s digital currency Wavycoin is expected to be listed by next year, according to what we gathered from the firm, FinRik users account will come with Multifaceted and highly secured wallet to safely secure there securities and the firm will be listing BTC, Eth, XRP, Litecoin, USDT as they launch, furthermore users will be able to access business development tools, as a unit of the company will be dedicated to developing and managing of businesses using business intelligence and data science, the firm also possess an e-commerce wing that enables users to create online store within three minutes with access to high tech tools that will aid their business growth and presence online and most especially they will be able to get paid by there customers using crypto.

The platform’s cryptocurrency project Wavycoin is expected to be built on Ethereum ERC-20 blockchain and Binance smart chain contract the crypto development project is under the company’s subsidiary FinRik financial institute, a section for financial advise that is also working on developing its own Roboadvisor soon, likewise the tech company’s proptech section.

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