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Wizkid Hits The Jackpot With Nike

Popular Nigerian musician, Wizkid, has once again made history as he has become the first Nigerian to partner with multi-billion dollar company Nike. The “Manya” crooner took to his Instagram handle to announce that his star boy jersey which was made in collaboration with Nike had sold out within 10 minutes after its release.

According to Nike, the jersey which was sold for N30,506 is a celebration of Wizkid’s Nigerian roots and a representation of the things that appeal to him – football and fashion.

Genevieve’s Lion’s Heart Acquired By Netflix
Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has gained unprecedented success with her new movie, Lionheart, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was acquired by Netflix for an undisclosed amount and makes history as the first origin Netflix’s first original movie from Nigeria.

Men Have A Higher Rate Of Dying By Suicide – Chimamanda Adichie
Popular Nigerian author and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie, has a theory on why men have a much higher rate of dying by suicide than women. According to the third wave feminist, “Both men and women suffer from the illnesses that lead to suicide but it is men that have a much higher rate of dying by suicide. Why? Because men are socialized to suppress so many human parts of themselves, men are socialized not to ask for help, men are socialized to be afraid of fear, men are socialized not to show vulnerability. “From the moment we tell a little boy that ‘boys don’t cry’ or we tell a hurting teenager to ‘man up’ we are creating an adult man who will be cheated of the full range of his emotions. So, while men benefit from patriarchy, they also suffer from it.” See a clip of the video here

Femi Otedola To Run For Govenor
Business Tycoon and Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, Femi Otedola, has received his ticket to contest for the Governorship of Lagos State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The information was revealed by the owner of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, on Twitter.

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