Nigerian super talented singer popularly known as Sound Sultan has passed away.

According to the reports, the veteran singer was battling with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) and was receiving treatment until, he passed away early hours of Sunday July 11, 2021.  He was 44 years old.

 

Nigerians including industry colleagues and fans all over the world have poured on social media their tributes and condolences to him, as well as the bereaved family in this trying times. The family of the late singer has also humbly asked the public to respect their privacy during this period of mourning their beloved, Sound Sultan.

 

Known privately as Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, the award-winning singer portrayed his musical flairs in various music genres including, Hip hop, R&B, Reggae and Afrobeats. He’s notable for remarkable talent in acting, comedy, basketball, songwriter just to mention a few.

 

His humble demeanour and lifestyle earned him ambassadorial appointment as the UN Ambassador for Peace in 2012 and Oxfam ambassador Africa, following a decade of success in the world of music and business. He obtained a degree certificate in Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University after his secondary education at the Federal Government College all in Nigeria.

 

Sound sultan’s music career got to its peak between the late 1990s and 2000s when he organised talent shows and released his debut single, Jagbajantis” in 2000 which became a hit and gained incredible airplays in and out of Nigeria. He subsequently released singles until he got a signed under Kennis Music in Nigeria.

 

Prior to his signing, he was featured on several hit songs. He was able to work under Kennis Music to produce four albums as part of his music profession. He then ventured in to business with his brother to establish a company for record label, production outfit, and clothing line known as the Naija Ninjas in 2008.

 

Bouncing back into the music scene after the end of his contract, he worked with topmost artistes like, Wyclef Jean and 2face Idibia on albums such as, “Back to The future,” “Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 album,” “King of My Country,” “People Bad”, “Remember” among several others.

He was also a renowned basketball player under the African Basketball League for the Dodan Warriors, who later collaborated with officials of Continental Basketball League to establish Lagos City Stars Basketball Club. Sound Sultan took some roles in acting as well.

Sound Sultan left behind his wife, Farida Fasasi and three children.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones.

Source: Nigeria News | Ghana News

‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’ ~ 2 Timothy 4:7

Popular Nigerian Minister of God and founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua has passed on.

Media reports disclosed that the internationally recognised prophet’s sudden demise occurred on Saturday, June 05, 2021, shortly after his sermon during the church’s meeting telecast live on their channel, Emmanuel TV.

The cause of death is yet to be revealed. The great man of God, Prophet TB Joshua was 57 years. He left behind three children and his wife, Evelyn Joshua.

Born on June 12, 1963 in Ondo State in Nigeria, the late prophet and televangelist was known privately as Temitope Balogun Joshua.

He began practicing his faith in God at an early age at school where he read the entire bible and excelled in religious studies and was nicknamed, “small pastor” by his colleagues.

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He was enrolled in an Anglican school between 1971 and 1977 whiles living with an Anglican priest at the mission house at the time. Unfortunately for him, he had to face hardship in life following his father’s death whiles he was still in school.

He then left the Anglican school and was made to live with an uncle who was a Muslim due to financial constraints.

His uncle sent him to a Muslim school and that made it difficult for him to read the word of God. The bitter experience compelled him to stop schooling at the secondary level.

He started engaging in casual jobs which involve gathering of chicken droppings at a poultry farm in order to make a living.

During the time he was working, he saved up some money and enrolled in another school where he attended only evening classes because he was also organising bible studies among children around his area.

He had passion for the military as well and decided to join the Nigerian military but couldn’t join due to the herculean trainings they were made to go through.

TB Joshua officially entered into full time ministry following his divine encounter with god and founded The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and the Emmanuel TV that has continually serve the great commission of Christ till date.

Countless souls and lives from all walks of lives have been blessed and imparted spiritually and physically through his ministry.

He played key roles in Spreading the word of God not in only Nigeria but in Africa, Europe and other Continents as well.

As part of godly assignment in propagating the gospel, he wrote couple of Christian literatures including, ‘The Mirror’, ‘The Step Between You And The Cure’, ‘Daily Time With God’ and ‘What The Future Holds’.

He also served humanity dearly through several charitable programmes like educational needs and scholarships, health, community development, disaster relief among many humanitarian works.

As an influential figure in Africa and the world at large, TB Joshua’s sudden death has hit many people who have been impacted through his ministry so hard even though it’s been perceived his life was well lived.

Various church leaders, government officials and loved ones around the world have begun pouring their heartfelt condolences on social media to his church and the family in this trial moment.

RIP TB Joshua

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones 

Devastating News! The Ghanaian community suffered a huge loss with the shocking news of the death of Samuel Mensah, the CEO of Uncle John’s Bakery.

Tributes to Samuel Mensah praised him as a man focused on building a great mentoring legacy of entrepreneurship in his community. Many of the people he mentored and the lives he touched flooded social media with messages expressing their condolence and gratitude.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been raging across the world leaving a trail of loss in its wake. Samuel Mensah served as the face of Uncle John’s Bakery. The son of John Mensah who co-founded Uncle John’s bakery with his wife  in 1982.

John Mensah started the bakery based on his longing for home baked bread and desserts from his native home Ghana.

Samuel Mensah was greatly involved in entrepreneurship and had a great ambition to expand Uncle John’s bakery throughout the United Kingdom and even Europe using franchising and pseudo-franchise models.

He was passionate about giving back to the community by mentoring  young entrepreneurs.

His passion earned him a place at the finals of the Black British Business Awards. Samuel also had an in-depth profile by Ashley Walters when guest editing for Time Out Magazine.  

When the pandemic struck the business community hard, Samuel was quick to seek out ways that would help alleviate the stress on their business by partnering up with the London Business Hub Business Adviser program.

As a result of the partnership Uncle John’s Bakery has become a part of the google campaign for small-to-medium businesses helping with online advertisement  during the lockdown.

Uncle John’s Bakery has been giving free loaves to the NHS workers throughout the  pandemic as a way to thank the workers for their tireless work.

Samuel Mensah at the Ghana Youth Day: In the video below,  Samuel Mensah speaks about his journey of becoming the CEO/Director, entrepreneurship, encouraged the youth to work hard and  more.

 

Before Samuel Mensah joined the family business he was a grime rapper.  Using the stage name Xploder with several hits under his belt such as “They don’t know” ..

Samuel Mensah a founding member  of ‘ Dope Black Dads’ Podcast 

The Black Dads Podcast aims at inspiring black men through modern-day parenting. The main goal is getting rid of the stereotype of absent black fathers.

He contributed positively to the youth especially the black community.Such an inspiration to the world, 

 Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

 RIP Samuel Mensah

Photo Credit:  Uncle John’s Bakery

Black Panther Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies

‘The human heart is the only thing in this world that weighs more when its broken’

News reaching the public is the sudden death of Black Panther Actor Chadwick Boseman. 

It is believed that Chadwick Boseman had colon cancer which he was diagnosed since 2016. However, the actor met his untimely death on Friday at his residence surrounded  his family members.

In 2018, the actor on the university’s graduation ceremony gave a class speech which ended with his iconic “Wakanda Forever” salute.

He took up several roles in a number of movies before playing the Jackie Robinson character to bring to life the extraordinary story of the late American professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson who became the number one baseball player in America to play in Major League…

 

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Family, friends and fans across the globe have started sharing in the pain of the bereaved family as well as honouring the legacies of the legend throughout his movie roles.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chadwick Boseman’s family

Photo Credit: Chadwick Boseman (Twitter)

 

Very devastating! London dancer and Nicole Thea has sadly passed away.

Pregnant 24-year-old Nicole Thea who has been narrating her life and pregnancy in a YouTube video has passed on with her baby named, Reign. The devastating news was announced on the Nicole Thea’s Instagram page by her family.

There’s no known cause of her death yet but the family which is currently in a state of shock and heartbroken said the sudden death occurred on Saturday morning, July 12, 2020.

 

Nicole Thea tv’s family would appreciate if the public respects their privacy in such an inconsolable situation and give them enough space to hold themselves together.

As part of the announcement, it was also revealed that, the YouTube star had filmed few of her vlogs before her demise and her partner, who is well-known by the stage name, Boga who is part of the Ghanaboyz band has given his permission to broadcast it.

The happy couple named their  baby Reign, after they had revealed, they were expecting their first child who was going to be a boy.

Our deepest condolence goes out to the bereaved family is this trying time. Rest in peace Nicole.

Nicole’s last post on her social media channels including YouTube was beautiful pictures and videos of her baby bump and a milk bath.

She was so business focused, she had her own beauty brand called THEA Kollections. THEA Kollections online shop has unique eyelashes, sunglasses,  anklets rings and more

In addition to the above, she also  has  Beauty salon based in East London’Le Landone’

Friends and followers have poured out their condolences on the shocking news of  her  death. They are sending out messages to console the family in this awful moment.

This is indeed a hard time for the Global Boga and the entire family for such a devastating loss of a vibrant young lady and her  baby boy. 

The cause of death has not yet  been announced. Nicole Thea was 24-years old.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Nicole’s family  and her partner dancer Global Boga.

Rest well beautiful one!

 

Photo Credit:  Sankofit  | Ceek

RIP! Oluwatoyin Salau has been found dead

Oluwatoyin Salau was a 19-year-old vibrant young lady, who played a leading role in the black lives matter campaign following George Floyed’s murder.

The black lives matter protest came about after series of discrimination against blacks and police brutality against blacks in the US over the past years.

Oluwatoyin Salau who was keen in her advocacy for racial injustice went missing on June 06, in Tallahassee which triggered reports by friends and loved ones to the police since her disappearance.

Sadly, they found the activist’s body.

According to reports, she disappeared on June 06, after tweeting in the early hours on that day about being sexually molested by a 32-year-old black man.

 

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In her tweet, she disclosed that the molester told her, he was going to help her to find a new place to sleep and gave her a ride to a church, where she used to accommodate.

After collecting her items from the church, the man who pretended he was a man of God took her to his apartment where the demoralising incident happened.

Oluwatoyin escaped when she realised the man was deeply asleep and called the police. unfortunately, she couldn’t recognise the perpetrator’s location because she wasn’t able to see.

Noticing her disappearance after her tweet, fellow activists took it upon themselves to search for their missing friend and colleague.

Oluwatoyin days before her discovery on Saturday which was exactly one week she disappeared by the Tallahassee police officers.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones 

The human heart is the only thing in this world that weighs more when it’s broken.

Trinity House announced the sudden death of former beauty queen and wife of popular Nigerian pastor, Ibidunni Ituah- Ighodalo.

According to Reports, Ibidunni Ighodalo had cardiac arrest today June 14, 2020.

A spokesperson of the deceased family in a statement, told fans and loved ones that they should support the family in these difficult times with their prayers as they mourn their beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend.

She was embarking on projects regarding Covid-19 isolation centres in Nigeria.

Late Mrs Ighodalo’s life was a benchmark to many lives in Nigeria and around the world especially women whether young or old.

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Ibidunni Ighodalo was very outspoken about her fertility issues, the  Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation was set up to provide spiritual, economic and counselling to couple facing the problem of childlessness.

As well as prevent the stigmatization associated with infertility through reproductive health education.

In 2007, she got married to the founder and head pastor of the Trinity House, Pastor Ibidunni Ituah Ighodalo in Lagos, Nigeria. February this year, the couple were in the news for celebrating 13 years in wedlock.

They were blessed with two adorable kids.

RIP Ibidunni Ighodalo! Our thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the family 

 

 

Photo Credit: Trinity House

 

Andre Harrell who founded Uptown Record label and known for discovering and nurturing American rapper and actor, Sean john Combs, also known as P. Diddy in the entertainment domain has sadly passed away.

Reports on his death came as a shock to a lot of people including his business partners and friends because sources reveal, he posted on his Instagram page a day before his death.

Following the tragic news of the music executive, stars who have worked with him, fans and friends took to their social media pages to pay tribute to the famous producer.

For now, there hasn’t been any confirmation about the cause of Harrell’s death from Sources which confirmed his passing. He died at the age of 59.

Years later he came out with his own record label, Uptown Records where he brought into light great talents.

Those he singed under his record label after Mary J Blige, Sean Combs, include, Heavy D. & The Boyz, Al B. Sure, Notorious B.I.G., Guy, Jodeci, McGruff, Lost Boyz, and more

In 1995, Harrell was assigned the role of Chief Executive Officer for Motown Records where supervised the well celebrated artists like, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Queen Latifah.

He has co-produced hit songs including Pharrell William’s hit song “Blurred Lines released in 2013.

 

He was also serving as the vice chairman for P. Diddy’s multi-platform music network named, Revolt TV Network. Some of his music and television projects are, the “Genius Rap,” “Fast Life,” “AM/PM”, New York Undercover, Strictly Business and more

 

The world has lost an ICON! RIP Andre Harrell

Very Tragic! According to TMZ, Rapper Pop Smoke was murdered today, 19th February 2020 in what is reported to be home robbery. 

He was just 20 years old. It is believed that, Pop Smoke was at a home in the Hollywood Hills when 2 men wearing masks entered the fired multiple shots severely wounding him.

The murderers fled the scene before the arrival of the law enforcement 

Several attempts to resuscitate him failed.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones

Celebrities and fans have taken to social media to express their shock and views

 

 

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Nikita Pearl Walingwa, was a Ugandan actress who was born in in 2004 in Uganda. She was a student at Gayaza High School, an all-girls boarding school in Uganda.

She rose to prominence when she was featured in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” movie, which was released in 2016.

The movie tells a real story about the extraordinary life of a Ugandan local chess genius, “Phiona Mutesi”. Nikita pearl, played the character “Gloria”, who was a friend to the main character of the movie.

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BBC news revealed yesterday that, the teenage actress died from brain tumour on February 15, 2020, was initially diagnosed with the ailment in 2016 and was supported with the funds for its treatment.

It was reported that, she became healthier and went back to high school in 2017.

In 2018, she was diagnosed again with another tumour, after her recovery from the first one. Sadly, she couldn’t survive the second tumour and died in Kampala hospital at age 15.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones