Wednesday, 1 June 2016


The place to be on Monday, June 20, 2016 is the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, on KofoAbayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and the event you just have to attend is the 5th Annual YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine Lecture/Cocktail Party.
The high-profile event which keeps getting better and better will this year feature Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, MD/CEO of Rainoil Limited, as the Guest Speaker; Barrister TaiwoAdeoluwa, Secretary to the Ogun State Government, as the Guest of Honour and Dr. (Mrs.) Nike Akande, former Minister of Industry and President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as the Chairperson.
Dr. Ogbechie, a respected businessman and one of the biggest players in the oil sector, will be discussing the topic – Running A Successful Business In Nigeria: My Experience.
Billed to begin at exactly 11am, with an opening prayer by Apostle Anselm Madubuko of the Revival Assembly Church, prior to the annual lecture which had in the past attracted the likes of Mr. BiodunShobanjo of Troyka Holdings, Mr. UdemeUfot of SO&U Advertising, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh of Zinox Computers, Mr. LoluAkinwunmi of Prima Garnet, Sir Steve Omojafor of STB McCann, Prof. Pat Utomi of CVL to mention but few, there would be the unveiling of YES CLASSICS – an all-colour, no-gossip special magazine parading their best interviews in the year under review. This exercise will be professionally handled by one Nigeria's best broadcasters and MD of BISCON Communications, Prince BisiOlatilo.
Short remarks will also be made by EmekaOparah of Airtel, TundeBraimoh of the Lagos State House of Assembly and two Information and Strategy Commissioners, Steve Ayorinde of Lagos and DayoAdeneye of Ogun. Plus Mr. WoleArisekola of The Street Journal.
The exponent of class act, the multi-talented BasorgeTariah (aka Do Good), is going to be the compere while rave crooner, Harrysong and DJ Jimmy Jatt will ensure that there will be no dull moments all through the 4-hour programme.
Commenting on the event, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, AzuhArinze, stated that it's going to be a remarkable and memorable day. “This is the fifth edition, so people should expect the injection of some fresh ideas into the programme. However, and for now, I wouldn't want to unfold them yet. This edition, no doubt, will be an improvement on the previous ones in terms of everything”.
On what actually prompted the programme in the first instance, Azuh said “it's our own little way of encouraging entrepreneurship…I mean, let's face facts, government alone can't employ everybody. YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine also can't employ everybody. Therefore, what we are doing with the lecture every year or trying to achieve every year is to encourage more people by getting those who have really excelled in entrepreneurship to come and enlighten, encourage and educate them on how they did it and are still doing – because success, you must not forget, is a journey, not a destination.
“Nobody has attended any of our lectures and remained the same; according to what they’ve told me. And I know that this one won't be an exception. We are ready to go and can't wait for that day…”
The invitation cards, meanwhile, have begun doing the rounds, both electronically and otherwise. Nonetheless, those who are yet to get theirs can call 08023002092 or send a text to 08033062157. The event is free, but strictly by invitation.

Breaking: Sir Shina Peters dumps his cancer infected wife for a new bride, Olajumoke

The wife of popular Afrojuju music star, is currently crying foul as her husband of so many years was alleged to have finally dumped her for a new bride called Olajumoke Olayinka Peters.

Sammie is particularly heartbroken that Shina would desert her just when she started recuperating from a devastating bout of terminal cancer. When Sammie was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease, not a few people thought Shina’s world would crumble and crash upon him. This is because his pain and fear was visible for all to see.

Shina made it seem like his life would be over if he lost his wife to cancer. Although the disease almost claimed Sammie’s life last year, Shina stood by her, professing his undying love for her while assuring her that she would survive. He even dedicated a song to her during the 70th birthday celebration of his colleague, Emperor Wale Olateju, where he sang “Sammy ko ni ku o’ which means, ‘Sammy will not die.’

Eventually, Sammie beat the disease but soon after she returned to Nigeria following her successful treatment of the disease abroad, Shina deserted her. The Afrojuju maestro has abandoned the woman to whom he professed undying love for his new heartthrob, Olajumoke, who he attends social functions with. They were seen at Demola Oniru’s birthday some days ago.

Sammie on the other hand, is not happy about her husband betrayal as it is barely six months since she got back from America where she received her treatment. She has however, been left to lament her fate in silence.

According to what we gathered, friends and family of the couple are unhappy with Shina over his shabby treatment of his wife. Some of them are of the opinion that Shina has proven himself to be a man without conscience. According to them, his action bespeaks ingratitude and callousness to a woman who picked him up from scratch and invested in his dreams of greatness. Sammie was allegedly captivated by Shina’s lyricism and vocal dexterity thus she bankrolled his music career just when he floundered about in his youth in search of relevance and a deep pocket producer cum benefactor.

However, a very close source to Shina argued that the musician couldn’t have publicised his affair with his new bride, without the approval of Sammie, his first wife. According to the source, cancer treatment takes a great toll on victims of the disease; sometimes, this makes it impossible for the sufferers to engage in normal human activities, sex inclusive. This perhaps necessitated a gentlemen’s agreement between Shina and Sammie concerning the musician’s need to satisfy his sexual needs outside their marriage. Whatever the truth is, it is an open secret that Sammie Peters is unhappy with her husband’s brazen frolicking with his new sweetheart.

Sammie, a cool, humble and amiable woman got married to Shina Peters in the bloom of his career. She first came into general consciousness after her husband dedicated a track to her in his 1990 hit album ACE. Shina praised her for her fidelity to him in good and bad times. Until recently, the couple seemed to share an unbreakable bond.