Mark Zuckerberg Rocks Rare Suit & Takes Selfie With President Buhari At Aso-Rock (Photos)

Facebook billionaire CEO who is the worlds 5th richest man, Mark Zuckerberg is back in Nigeria.

He returned to Nigeria after taking a quick trip to Kenya.

The CEO was spotted with President Buhari, Osinbajo, ICT minister and a host of other top government officials at the Aso Villa at the grand finale of Aso Villa Demo today.

He even rocked a rare suit and took a selfie with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari amongst others.

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Following Her Death, Controversy Trails ‘Save Mayowa’ Campaign Funds

After Nigerians raised the sum of 80 million naira,Mayowa Ahmed who was flown to South Africa for Ovarian cancer treatment on August 10 died 11 days later. Her death was announced by a family member, Asiwaju Foye, in a series of tweets.

But for most Nigerians, the mourning days appear to have ended and they are now asking what becomes of the millions raised from the #SaveMayowa campaign.

A representative of the Ahmed family, Tope Adeniran, who spoke with The Nation, said the family was still mourning Mayowa’s loss. Tope, who sounded distraught, said:

“I am not ready to talk to any journalist on any story. I just lost someone, can’t you guys sympathise with us?”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ms. Dolapo Badmus, who spoke with one of our correspondents, said that the police would brief the media on the matter at the appropriate time on what would be done with the remaining sum realised from the campaign.

Badmus said:

“We are all human beings. When a life is lost, the first thing is to commiserate with the family. Right now, we are condoling with members of Mayowa’s family. I don’t think the issue of money should be the first thing for us to be talking about right now.  So, we want to leave the family for some time to go through their private period of mourning. But at the appropriate time, we will feed the members of the press back on the decisions we have made.  We will still act at the appropriate time.”

Some leaders of non-governmental organisations involved with women causes and health care also shared their thoughts with The Nation on what can be done with the fund.

The Executive Director, Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), Mrs. Betty Abah believes that Mayowa’s family, after they must have mourned her sufficiently, should make a public statement on what they intend to do with the fund.

Abah said: “As the saying goes, the deed has been done and we cannot question God. It is time to take the next step and that should be fully characterised by transparency in the light of the recent controversy. My thoughts would be that they can donate to a charity organisation having to do with cancer.

“I really can’t recall hearing much from the family following Mayowa’s death. I think they need to make a statement thanking the supporters, as well as stating the way forward, and that should include the use of the fund.”

In the opinion of Dr Femi Olaleye, the founder and medical director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, a foremost NGO that offers health services in cancer related ailments for women, the funds generated should be donated to a cancer foundation so that more women can be saved.

Olaleye said: “There are lots of women to help in cryotherapy, bre@.$t cancer surgery and other women related cancer ailments. My foundation offers free bre@.$t and cervical screening for women every Friday.

“So there is a lot of opportunities for them to do great with that money and give back. I will manage it for them.  If not even all of it, they can use some of it and give back to other women who can come here and access treatment. More impact can be made that way.”

Efforts to speak with Toyin Aimakhu on the latest development were futile. It will be recalled that in the wake of the controversy surrounding the funds after the alarm she raised on her suspicions of Mayowa’s family’s motives, Aimakhu took to her tweeter handle to explain her involvement in the fund raiser.

With the death of Mayowa, it is obvious that the last has not been heard of the controversial #GoFundMe campaign funds.

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Lagos Girl With The Biggest Chest On Instagram Set To Launch TV Show (Photos)

Social media boob-baring queen, Romangoddess has announced the recording of a television programme which is currently being produced by her.

Lagos big girl, Romangoddess who is famed for her enigmatic bre@.$ts seems set to expand her ‘brand’ from the circle of Instagram to the television screens with a recent announcement.

The Magodo phase II-based curvy lady posted a video of the recording of her programme which looked like a talkshow. In the brief video clip, she could be seen flaunting a massive chunk of her cleavage which is her trademark.

See Sreenshot from the video of Romangoddess on set below:-

Further details weren’t given about the current production project but her Instagram page which has 86, 400 followers has continued to soar high and it’s expected to explode with her screen debut.

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Trust me! She go sell die

Meet 7 Brilliant Nigerians Workers At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Strong Bones (Photos)

Working at a huge multinational company that pays very well is surely the goal for most young Nigerian graduates. More specifically, working at Facebook is one plum job, many would go to great lengths to land.

According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is worth $54.4 billion. His company which was established in 2004, employs about 3,000 people.

The pay structure at Facebook is indeed mouth-watering, software engineers are paid about $106,521 – $175,597 yearly, data scientists earn between $84,234 – $188,434, while product designers with the company earn a little less than that.

Not surprisingly, there are about 11 Nigerians working with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, and at least 7 of them are in the top echelons of the company. Here they are:

1. Chukwuemeka Afigbo

Chukwuemeka Afigbo formerly worked at Google
According to Crunchbase, a database for tech heads, Emeka is a Strategic Product Partnerships manager for Facebook. He is focused on helping developers in Africa and the Middle East succeed by leveraging Facebook’s platforms , products and initiatives.

Emeka has a passion for growing the tech ecosystem in emerging markets. Prior to Facebook , Emeka led Google developer community initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the Africa and Middle East Developer Relations team. He played a huge role in Mark Zuckerberg’s recent visit to Nigeria.

2. Ebele Okobi

Ebele Okobi formerly worked at Yahoo
Ebele was one of the moderators of the Town Hall meeting held in Nigeria with Mark Zuckerberg and Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs.

She is Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa. Before joining Facebook, Ebele was the founding Global Head and Senior Legal Director for Human Rights at Yahoo, where she led global efforts to address the legal and policy issues related to privacy, free expression and access.

3. Morin Oluwole

Morin Oluwole has worked at different positions within Facebook
Since joining Facebook in 2006, Morin has held several diverse roles. She is currently the Luxury Vertical Lead for Facebook/Instagram.

She has been the business lead and chief of staff to the vice president of global marketing solutions at and walks among power women around the world, who are relentlessly charting their own paths to success.

4. Francis Ebong

Francis Ebong has had a great career so far
Francis Ebong is the Director, Online Operations at Facebook. The graduate of the George Washington school of business, formerly worked as Director, Business Operations, Postmates and from 2011-2014 he has worked with Apple from 2011-2014, and as a logistics director in the US Navy.

5. Ime Archibong

Ime Archibong formerly worked with IBM
Ime Archibong is the Director of Global Products Partnership at Facebook. Ime has led several of the company’s major media related partnerships, including those in the music industry and online video space.

Prior to joining Facebook, Ime was an Advanced Technology Business Development Professional at IBM where he focused on the licensing of IBM’s global portfolio of storage research technology. Ime started his career at IBM as a software engineer.

6. Nmachi Jidenma

Nmachi Jidenma is the founder of CPA an award winning website
Nmachi Jidenma works at Facebook as its Global Payments & Commerce Partnerships Manager where she manages partnerships with financial services companies and develops new product initiatives at the intersection of payments, commerce, social networking and advertising.

Prior to Facebook, she worked as a Global Business Development Manager for PayPal’s billion dollar.

7. Laurence Aderemi

Laurence Aderemi built Moni a money transfer
Previously, Aderemi was Google’s head of mobile strategic partnerships in Europe. He joined Google as part of the AdMob acquisition where he led strategy and business development for EMEA. Before AdMob, he was European general manager at Yahoo.

He is now the Head of Payments and Commerce Partnerships for Facebook Global.

We wish them, greater careers ahead.

MTN Confirms Sack of Celebrity Ambassadors

MTN has confirmed it has decided not to renew the endorsement of 90% of it’s current ambassadors amid bad business environment in Nigeria.

The most popular celebrities dropped include Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, Kcee & Soundsultan. MTN confirmed it will continue to do business with project fame alumni such as Iyanya, Chidinma andPraiz. MTN also retained freshly employed MTN Pulse ambassadors, Tekno, Skales & Falz although there is a high chance their deal won’t be renewed.

Osuofia, Saka, Nedu and Adamu Zango also retained their partnership with MTN.

Read their press statement below:

IN LINE WITH ITS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING NIGERIAN MUSICIANS BY PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE PLATFORMS THROUGH WHICH THEY CAN RECEIVE LUCRATIVE VALUE FOR THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, MTN HAS ANNOUNCED BRAND AMBASSADORS FOR 2016-2017. ACCORDING TO MTN’S GENERAL MANAGER CONSUMER MARKETING, RICHARD IWEANOGE, THIS IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE THE COMPANY CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY BY FINANCIALLY EMPOWERING NIGERIAN ARTISTES AND MUSICIANS THROUGH THE PROMOTION AND MONETISATION OF CONTENT ON ITS VARIOUS DIGITAL PLATFORMS – MTN MUSIC+, CALLER RING BACK TUNES (CRBT) AND VALUE ADDED SERVICES (VAS).

MUSIC AMBASSADORS FOR 2016-2017ARE: PRAIZ (PRAISE ADEJO); IYANYA (IYANYAMBUK); CHIDINMA (CHIDINMA EKILE); FALZ(FOLARIN FALANA);TEKNO MILES (AUGUSTINE KELECHI) AND SKALE S(RAOUL NJENG-NJENG) FOUR OTHER AMBASSADORS ARE – SAKA,(HAFIZ OYETORO); NEDU ;OSUOFIA(NKEMOWOH) AND ADAMU ZANGO. SPEAKING ON THIS, MTN EXECUTIVE, AMINA OYAGBOLA SAID, “MTN REMAINS PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAREERS OF ALL OUR AMBASSADORS, PAST AND PRESENT. WE SPECIALLY THANK ALL OUR FORMER AMBASSADORS FOR THEIR IMMENSE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BUILDING OUR BRAND AND MAKING US THE NETWORK OF CHOICE IN NIGERIA.

WE WILL DEFINITELY CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE STRONG AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM THROUGH THE MONETISATION OF THEIR CONTENT ON ALL OUR DIGITAL PLATFORMS – MTN MUSIC+, CRBT AND VAS.” IWEANOGE AGAIN SAID, “WITH THE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT MADE SO FAR IN NIGERIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY, MTN REMAINS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BEONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPPORTERS OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF CONSISTENTLY PROVIDING THE STAGE FOR SOME OF NIGERIA’S BIGGEST ARTISTES TO SHINE AND EXPRESS THEMSELVES”.

HE STATED THAT THROUGH ITS CALLER RING BACK TUNES (CRBT), MTN IS THE LARGEST MUSIC DISTRIBUTOR IN AFRICA. “THROUGH THE PLATFORM, WE ENSURED THAT NIGERIAN MUSICIANS WOULD NO LONGER SUFFER THE SCOURGE OF PIRACY. THEY ARE ABLE TO MAKE GOOD MONEY AS A RESULT OF THEIR HARD WORK. ALSO, AS NIGERIA’S MOST INNOVATIVE TELECOMS COMPANY, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEPLOY MUSIC AS A PLATFORM TO GIVE OTHER VALUE ADDED SERVICES TO OUR TEEMING SUBSCRIBERS,WHICH HAVE ALSO PROVED TO BE A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE ARTISTES SUCH AS THEMTN MUSIC+ APP AND A HOST OF OTHER PLATFORMS.”

FOR MTN, WE SEE THE GROWTH OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AS A CONTINUUM AND NOT A DESTINATION. THAT IS WHY WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENGAGE AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTISTES SO THAT THEY CAN FIND FULL EXPRESSION FOR THEIR TALENT. WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO EXPLORE OTHER AREAS OF COLLABORATION WITH ALL ARTISTES THROUGH THESE PLATFORMS AND MANY MORE, AS WE WORK TO FULFIL OUR VISION TO LEAD THE DELIVERY OF A BOLD NEW DIGITAL WORLD” IWEANOGE, HOWEVER, POSITED THAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF KEEPING ALIVE THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT OF MUSIC BRAND AMBASSADORSHIP, MTN DECIDED TO RETAIN THE SERVICES OF PAST WINNERS AND PARTICIPANTS OF ITS PROJECT FAME MUSIC REALITY TV SHOW, WHICH INCLUDE IYANYA, CHIDINMA AND PRAIZ. “MTN IS PARTICULARLY PROUD OF THESE MUSICIANS BECAUSE WE NOT ONLY GAVE THEM THE PLATFORM TO EXPRESS THEIR TALENT THROUGH PROJECT FAME, WE HAVE CONSISTENTLY SUPPORTED THEM OVER THE YEARS BY MAKING THEM OUR AMBASSADORS. WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOME OF NIGERIA’S BIGGEST MUSIC ACTS.”

BEYOND THE PROJECT FAME ALUMNI, IWEANOGE ALSO SAID THAT IN ORDER TO NURTURE OTHER ARTISTES SO THAT THEY TOO COULD ATTAIN GREATER HEIGHTS, MTN WOULDSTILL RETAIN THE SERVICES OF SOME OF ITS NEWLY-SIGNED BRAND AMBASSADORS LIKE FALZ, SKALES AND TEKNO WHO ARE THE FACES OF ITS YOUTH SEGMENT PROPOSITION – MTN PULSE. HE ADDED THAT THERE WILL BE A RENEWED FOCUS ON BUILDING MTN’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS.

4 Tips To Successfully Get Your Viral Video Across To Them. – King Joseph

Y’helloooo dear Artiste, I guess you’re reading this right now.
Therefore, let me assume you have talent(s), good sound/video quality, and a catchy song, you may want to follow these four (4) tips that will help boost the viral potential of your upcoming music video release. Over the last few years, many Nigerian Artists (including Alhaji Orezi amongst others) have used one or more of the following techniques to achieve mass exposure to their music video over a short amount of time.

POSSITIVE MESSAGE
1). Make your video with intention to affect to one’s emotions. Material that will give a lasting effect on one’s feelings and emotions tend to leave a lasting impression. Those are the type of songs and videos that get played back to back by a listener. Material that leaves a lasting impression tends to also get shared way more often.

THEME
2). Feature a theme of a common human experience with an uplifting message. The more people that will feel your release relates to their life and personal journey, the more success your release will have. If they feel you are providing something that will help encourage their journey, you will have HUGE success. Not only are you making good material; you are making others feel good about themselves with your material.

TELL A STORY
3). Tell a story with your visuals; don’t just perform them.
Visuals that keep a viewer interested, motivated, inspired and engaged will only make your song shine even much more.
Stories, complex visuals, or crowdsourcing (using multiple people of the public’s work) are all ways to stand out visually with your music video release.

PUBLICITY TEAM
4). Lastly, make sure you set up a promotion a marketing/publicity team. Don’t try to go the promotion road alone if you are seriously trying to go viral as you plan to…the truth is this, no Artiste can independently promote his/herself nor his/her materials, irrespective of his/her knowledge/experience of promotion.
Here it is, very simple; if you have a budget, get marketing/publicity strategies (here you can bank on Success MEDIA Africa #SMA for the very best with our alliance with top Bloggers across Campuses and off, media houses, and other channels) from as many companies, blogs, radio stations, DJs and other outlets as you can.
If you don’t have a budget, try to find as many free resources as humanly possible, and make sure you have a team of friends and family co-signing (sharing, liking, retweeting, regranning, reshare and rebroadcasting) your every moves!

With the aforementioned in place, brother/sister, I swear down, you’re very good to fly even higher than you ever imagined!

King Joseph, on behalf of Success MEDIA Africa wishes you BEST of LUCK in your hustles.

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