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Five Entrepreneurial Lessons To Learn From Small Doctor

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So, during the weekend, I wrote a post about Small Doctor, That Wack artiste you all hate. But to the streets, He's their most prized asset. He is to what Pogba is, to Man Utd. But to the high class, we so much hate pangolo music, it's noise to our ears. We like Wizkid, Drake, Nicki, Adele.

What of the streets, if it's not Paso, Atawewe, Obesere, Osupa or Small Doctor, it can't just make sense. Will you expect a "NURTW area fada" to listen to Adele, nah he can't even comprehend the lyrics. You just have to play those "Orin melody" songs to him. However, the post isn't about his genre of music, it's about the Entrepreneurial Lessons You All Can Learn From Him.

Small Doctor came into the game less than 3 years ago, but damn, he came in with a new style. A fusion of the afro-urban style into the pangolo music. He made street music a little bit modern. It was now spiced up, beats were made by top-notch producers, tho still maintaining that pangolo beat. Lyrics were dropped which contained vulgar content and the usual slangs. So, what entrepreneurial lessons can I learn from small doctor?

1. Identify Your Market: Ask yourself, what aspect of the aspect will your goods/services be useful for? Small Doctor is someone who the high-class hates for his trashy and noisy music. But the streets love pangolo music, gbedu wey dey burst brain. You can't expect the streets the to listen to Adele-like music, it's not possible. The music has to appeal to them. Small Doctor was able to introduce some urban street-hop into the existing "pangolo street music". Not like all the regular "pon pon sound" or "frog-voice laden songs". Study your market, understand what they need and want, take advantage and monetize!

2. Market your brand: The next thing after discovery is to market your business. Just like a farmer does when he harvests his produce, its time to distribute goods and services to consumers. Publicize your brand, your service, your business. Consumers want to know what exactly it entails. They want to know the benefits of purchasing from you. Small Doctor was able to get street rep from the people of the street, every hotel, bar, restaurants and "mama put joints" were vibing to the "mosquito song". Small Doctor would have done some free shows, gave out free CDs, settled some DJs. Likewise for upcoming entrepreneurs, the beginning is always the hardest. Advertise your services/ brand on social media. Buy friends and family over with some free stuffs. Chances are that you get referrals from close friends. Tap into the world of social media especially Facebook where the level of interpersonal relationship is huge.

3. Have a logo: This is not about graphics design. It's about the core values of your business. Your mission, what you stand for and represent. As a fashion designer, it could be the ability to deliver service on time to clients. Small Doctor had a unique sound, The Hiann Hiann Hiann sound that serves as his intro at the beginning of all his songs. Hardly will you hear any Small Doctor song without that intro.

4. Constantly Evolve and Change Your Practices: After a few years, small doctor felt the need to evolve and move from the rugged life to a new urban lifestyle yet still maintaining the modus operandi: Pangolo music. Mosquito killer penetrated fully into the industry and his song with Olamide coupled with his "Gbera song" grew to be street anthems. There would be a time in your business where you would need to acquire a few employees, employ a new strategy or add a chain of business. This is necessary as change is needed for growth.

5. Set out a continuity plan: People asked what's next with small doctor after “Gbera”, but look, he's got the whole streets vibing to "Penalty". Likewise, set out a continuity plan, your vision for a new year and how you're going to achieve them. A continuity plan is needed so as not to run out of ideas when trying times occur.
Lastly, Don't streamline your career to one aspect. Explore other aspects. Be multi-resourceful.

Written By Otolorin Olabode, A Freelance Writer And Huffington Post Contributor

Revealed! Femi Falana Discloses Identity Of Person Behind Igbos Quit Notice

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has claimed that the person behind the quit notice issued to Igbos living in the North, resides in Lagos.

Falana said this while speaking at a media briefing organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on the raging agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The legal luminary added that it was the utterances of a one-time Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Prof. Ango Abdullahi, over the brutal killings of four students of the institution, that allegedly led to the protests by the Nigerian students and the arrest of eight students of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s military regime.
“The recently concluded election in the UK, two weeks ago, seven Nigerians emerged as Legislators, can we repeat that, can we look at the challenges before us and stop following those ones trying to divide us?
“This information is very crucial to all of us and I want to say this publicly. The man who is giving quit notice (to the Igbos to leave north) does not live in the North, he lives in Lagos, he is a Lagos man. So to stay in Lagos and be giving quit notices is not the answer.
“On May 23, 1986, young people, four of them were killed in the Ahmadu Bello University because somebody had said we are against coup… Ango Abdullahi was the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University when these students were killed by the Police, he came out and said only four students were killed.
“That angered Nigerians particularly the Nigerian students and there were protests. One of the universities where that protest was very successful was the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Please listen to me, the man who led the protest was late Chima Ubani, what happened? The state did not like the case that it was a national protest against the killing in ABU.
“What did they do? They didn’t arrest the students who were protesting in the North. They didn’t arrest the students who were protesting in the West, (Ibrahim) Babangida regime went for Chima Ubani and arraigned him and eight of his colleagues under a military rule that required that they be sentenced to death.
“I left Lagos to go to Enugu to defend those men. We got them freed when they returned to campus, the Vice Chancellor expelled them. Again, I went to court and got them freed. Please this story is very important.
“A Hausa Vice Chancellor invited the police and they killed young Hausa students, four of them. Nigerian students protested and an Igbo young man led that protest in the East against injustice, a Yoruba man in the West to free them. So we must look at those things that the elites are using to divide our people. Injustice is injustice, so there no nation without challenges,” Falana stated.

Finally!Toyo Baby Clarifies Rift With Jenifa

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Early this  year it was confirmed that Olayode Juliana, popularly known as ‘Toyo Baby’ in Funke Akindele-Bello’s popular Television comic series, Jenifa’s Diaries, has been cut from production. This was initially denied by Juliana during her reaction to our post on social media, but she has now come clean about their misunderstanding.
 In a post on her website minutes ago, she opened up about their relationship, claiming that she was Funke’s unofficial; Personal Assistant, Makeup artist, Caterer, Costumier, Driver, Cleaner, Washer woman, Masseur, Prayer partner and Script adviser.
Read what she wrote after the cut…
The relationship between Jenifa and Toyo Baby UNCENSORED!
It hurts when people spread lies about you and you cannot do anything to defend yourself. But thank God for a platform like this. I would be saying a lot of things; it would be a long read but I promise you would enjoy reading. I would be stating in clear terms the relationship I had with Aunty Funke.
I used ‘had’ and would be talking in past tense because like you know, I am presently not on the Jenifa’s Diary series. And guess what? The news just broke lately, but I have been off the series since May,2016 (last year); it’s been over a year already.
My post would be in two parts; who Aunty Funke was to me (Juliana), and then, who I was to her. These are things only few people know but I am ready to let the world know.
 Yes! I will start with her. Why? She’s an amazing person and I can’t wait for you to know how lovely she is on a one-on-one basis. We all have our flaws but we choose rather to celebrate our strengths. Here goes!
Aunty Funke to Juliana!
Aunty Funke met me for the first time at the auditions of Jenifa’s Diary (she did not know me prior to that day). She saw my talent and believed in me.
I worked with her for years; she trained me and helped me in becoming a better actress. She would not take anything short of excellence from her cast. I honestly have not seen anyone in Nollywood more hard working than Aunty Funke. And she made it a duty to correct me and coach me on being better.
Aunty Funke helped pay my mum’s hospital bill for a fibroid surgery, two hundred and fifty thousand naira (N250,000), because I had no money at that time. She also gave to the ministry dear to my heart, MINE Teenage Ministry when we were preparing for an event, one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) and my pastor called to appreciate her.
So apart from my pay as an actress on the series (which I won’t mention), that’s all I received from her money-wise, asides from change she gave me for transport when leaving set because as at then, I used to jump bus, ‘keke’ and bike to and fro set up until I left the series…lol. But in all, God used her to meet that major need in my life at that time.
I fondly remember the times Aunty Funke would call me to her room while I was staying in her house (during set), and talk to me. She would take her time to advise me and encourage me as regards life in general.
One particular day I treasure was the day she came to the room I stayed and told me, in a mother’s tone that I was beautiful and she warned me sternly never to bleach. I smile whenever I remember that. God bless her kind heart!p
Aunty Funke never ceased to celebrate me. Knowing how excellent she is at what she does (acting), I was shocked, elated and excited all at once the day she told me I was a good actress. She told me I would be great and celebrated. She saw years ago what is happening today. I am thankful for her words.
Juliana to Aunty Funke!
I was privileged to be the one holding Aunty Funke’s bag while on set. I ‘kept’ the money we spent on day-to-day running and was required to balance account afterwards.
I don’t like Mathematics, so that was a lot of work…lol. Money was never unaccounted for in my keep. I ran errands for Aunty Funke and made sure all that was needed was supplied.
On set, on some occasions, when I was not acting, I was fanning and dabbing the faces of other actresses (including extras). So, this is for those that have accused me of being proud.
Please ask those I fanned and dabbed while preparing to go on set later. On some occasions, I also did my own makeup and that of some other cast. All I wanted to do was SERVE; I wanted every set to be a success.
On set, there were different occasions I served cast and crew (plus extras) food and water. At some points, I joined in washing plates when the plates were not enough to go round. And times I was not acting, and I saw the ‘Mamas’ needed help, I joined them in washing plates. They are alive to bear witness.
I hardly forget things I memorised, so I knew the continuity of major characters on the set. Aunty Funke used to ask Costumiers to confirm costumes with me. On some occasions.
I had to go to set earlier than others and leave later than others to sort out costumes, including wigs and other accessories. I looked forward to doing it and never once complained
I could not drive while on Jenifa’s Diary set, and I still cannot…lol but I woke up early on different occasions to wash Aunty Funke’s car.
The times I didn’t wash, I dusted the car. She is a neat person, so I made sure the inside of the car and the boot were tidy and clean. For me, it was pleasure serving Aunty Funke.
I lived with Aunty Funke while set was on, so I counted it my duty to clean the house. She lived in a duplex at Chevron at that time, so I cleaned the entire house.
Sweeping and moping from room to room. Scrubbing bathroom after bathroom. I arranged wardrobe after wardrobe, laid one bed after another. You would not know any of these if I am not saying this. I did all this with joy. She was special to me and you serve those you love.
Aunty Funke is neat and very tidy and she does professional drycleaning. But there were times she needed a dress washed urgently and I helped her wash. Please don’t accuse me of being proud or rude to Aunty Funke again. I SERVED her WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
Some of my fond memories with Aunty Funke are the times I cooked for Aunty Funke. I enjoyed cooking for her. I followed someone who lived with her then (name withheld) to market on different occasions to buy things we used to cook.
Please note, I had a home of my own. I stayed with Aunty Funke only when we were shooting except times she specifically asked me to come over.
I learnt how to massage with Aunty Funke; I learnt on the job…lol. I knew she was usually tired when we got back so it was my pleasure to relieve her; she sometimes slept off while I massaged her. There was a day we were on location and we did not take the oil.
Someone offered oil but as I held it, my spirit was not at peace. So, I bowed my head and prayed over the oil. I did not know Aunty Funke was watching me. When I opened my eyes, she asked what I did and I told her. Her response was “O se oko mi”, translated, “thank you my dear”.
There were different times Aunty Funke called me to pray on location, and sometimes at home. There was a time I gave her a Word of Knowledge. I had a dream once, I told her, and it happened the next day. I fasted and prayed with Aunty Funke and her sister.
She called me to pray with her at midnight at some points. She knew from the onset that I was a Christian and that I was committed to prayer. There were different times we both prayed and asked God to give us sponsors. So, for those that have accused me of being “holier-than-thou”, that is the real me o!
Everybody on every set I have gone, including Jenifa’s Diary, know I am unapologetically sold out to Jesus. I am not ‘deceiving’ anybody. That is my ‘real face’…lol
I had the pleasure of sitting and gisting with Aunty Funke at different points, whether at home or in the car. We would talk about the script. She sometimes had inspirations in the car and she would ask me to write it down so she doesn’t forget, and she would ask my opinion.
I treasure those moments. Interestingly,there was a day we were talking at the house and her husband was there. I talked about loving High School movies and Musicals.
I said I wondered why we didn’t have such in Nigeria. Then, we all started talking. JJC Skills even ‘drafted’ me into it already but we were just talking lightly. It is my joy that “INDUSTREET” is a reality today!
Let me stop here! So, with these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you and not confuse you that you shouldn’t believe everything you read until you hear from the source.
Your question now is, what happened? Hmmm! We had a misunderstanding and I cannot disclose what happened without Aunty Funke’s permission. But if you read all I said in the post, you would gather that we were quite close. And when two people get that close, misunderstandings are bound to occur.
All I have said, you can confirm. 100% truth and UNCENSORED!!!
So, it is God, who saw my faithfulness and commitment, Who is rewarding me and announcing me to the world. Dear aspiring celeb, please SERVE and not seek to be served.
Please do well to share this post on your social media platforms via the buttons beneath this post so we can spread the TRUTH of what went down. My name has been tarnished by liars and bloggers seeking traffic. God have mercy on them!
Whew!!! This was long! Thank you for reading and allowing me pour out my mind in love. I am just a human being who does not want to be maligned falsely!
God bless you.

Tiwa Savage And TeeBillz Go Clubbing!

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Though they have both kept their reunion off social media it has already become public knowledge that Tiwa and Tunji Balogun are back together again as man and wife.

The duo were both snapped clubbing at 2Face Idibia’ lounge in Lagos alongside Davido’s former manager, Kamal.
"He Had Sex With My Best Friend", Angry Woman Tells Court

"He Had Sex With My Best Friend", Angry Woman Tells Court

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An angry woman has told the shocking story of how her husband was found out to have r*ped her own best friend in his home.
The woman, identified as Rukayat, told the story in a letter she sent to Vanguard.
Below is how she told the story:
“I was fresh out of the university when I found myself pregnant at age 22. I didn’t want to get married, but my boyfriend then was 30 years old and persuaded me we should get married for the child’s sake.
“The marriage turned out to be a nightmare as he became controlling and violent. I endured his abuse for 15 years and with three children, I finally found the courage to leave him – thanks to my best friend’s encouragement.
“I was to finally go to the house to collect the rest of my things and my friend agreed to go with me for moral support. Unfortunately, she arrived before I got there. My husband was in, in spite of his telling me he wouldn’t be around.
“He invited my friend in to wait for me and attacked her almost immediately, raping her in the process. When I eventually turned up, we both went to the police and got him arrested. Later, relatives and friends convinced us to drop the charges because of the children.
“My friend never spoke to me again and as soon as she could, she got transferred to another state. If I’d left my ex sooner, my friend might never have gone through the nasty experience of being violated. I blame myself for the trauma she went through.”
Rukayat got a reply after her story was read. Below is the reply:
“Dear Rukayat,
“I’m sorry for what happened to your best friend and it is sad you were unable to be reconciled before she relocated.
“Please know that what happened to her was not your doing. You are a victim just as she was and you need support in realising this.
“You did the best you could by reporting the incident. You’ve lost your best friend as well as your marriage.
“You need counselling to get over your losses and make the most of your life as the single parent you now are.”a

Who Knows? Nnamdi Kanu Might Be Nigeria's President In 2019

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Rabiu Kwankwaso,former Kano state governor, in a recent interview said that he wouldn’t be shocked if Nnamdi Kanu, leader of secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), runs for office in the next general election.

“Some people doing it because of their personal interest. I wouldn’t be surprised that the young man (Nnamdi Kanu) will contest for an election in the next general elections. They started agitation to galvanize support and at the end, they would contest for an election,” the senator said.

Done Deal! Man United Set To Announce Second Signing

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Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Benfica winger, Anderson Talisca ahead of a potential £20million deal.

The Brazilian winger is regarded as one of the best young midfielders in Europe, due to his solid impressive displays that has drawn a couple of clubs to his signature.
The 23-year-old spend last season on loan at Turkish giants, Besiktas, churning out impressive performances, netting 17 goals in 33 matches and he is expected to spend another season on loan in Turkey but there are reports that Manchester United are keen on landing him on a permanent deal this summer.
It is understood that Talisca has a £20million release clause in his current deal with Besiktas but the Turkish side have not shown interest in signing the midfielder on a permanent deal this summer.
Reports in Turkish newspaper AMK claim that the Red Devils have contacted Benfica about the possibility of signing Talisca this summer and are ready to offer a good deal to lure the player to the Old Trafford.
United boss, Jose Mourinho is said to be a long-term admirer of Talisca, who had earlier admitted that he is dreams of playing at the Old Trafford in the near future.