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Naira Marley reacts after fan ‘tattooed’ his face on her lap | Video.

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Famous Nigerian singer, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley has reacted to the video of a beautiful lady named Mandy tattotting his face on her lap.

According to the 29 year-old singer shared the video on his instagram appreciating the zealous fan for her love.

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Sharing the video; the singer captioned the video;

“I WILL FOREVER BE A MARLIAN” @mandykiss001 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ speechless again o”

Watch the video below;

Recall with NoRM, a proud Naira Marley’s fan has joined the trend by tattooing his face on her body.

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The fan who identified as Mandy shared a video of herself tattooing the singer’s face on her lap showing off her beautiful new tattoo of Naira Marley on her lap.

The photo is yet to spark reactions on social media because of how funny it appeared.

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#Newsworthy

Reactions as Actress Kemi Akorede celebrates Instagram verification.

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Being verified means is a big deal for many Nollywood stars hence the more reason Kemi Korede is celebrating the achievement.

Award winning actress and brand influencer Kemi Korede recently got verified on the photo sharing App, Instagram.

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The actress who could not contain her excitement shared a screenshot of the Instagram badge with over 70,000 followers on her page.

Many public figures as well as celebrities always look forward to Instagram verification because it prevents impersonation.

Being verified means is a big deal for many Nollywood stars hence the more reason Kemi Korede is celebrating the achievement.

File Photo: Nollywood Actress Olukemi Adetoro Ojo | Noble Reporters Media | Adigun Michael Olamide | NoRM News

Sharing the post, the skin-light actress wrote:

OMG !!! MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT IS NOW VERIFIED 💃💃 THANK YOU @instagram
GOD BLESS YOU MY HOME BOY @babamrleegend for your support verifiedgeng🔹🔹

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Reacting to the this, some Nollywood stars in the likes of Biodun Okeowo, Kunle Afod and many others storms the comment section with congratulatory messages.

officialomoborty: Congratulations 🍾.

starboytemidayo: Congratulations ma 💚💚.

kunleafod: Kabo Kurin… se dada lode 👌👌👌👌👌👌.

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Story Source: Kemi Filani News

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#Newsworthy

Charismatic ‘love birds’ end 5 years, 1 month old union.

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The actress’ marriage was offically dissolved on Thursday, January 28th at an Abuja High Court.

Music mogul, Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife, Lilian Esoro’s divorce case has been finalized and their marriage officially over.

Recall with NoRM that, Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife, Lilian Esoro divorce has been stalling after the Judge presiding over the case reportedly threw out the case stating the reasons for their divorce were invalid.

However, Noble Reporters Media gathered that the actress’ marriage was offically dissolved on Thursday, January 28th at an Abuja High Court.

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The two got married in November 2015 and separated about a year after.

Lilian first filed for divorce in a Lagos High Court and it was denied and Ubi filed in Abuja and the divorce was granted. They share a 4-year-old son, Jason.

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#Newsworthy

MI beef ‘fetched’ me lot of money – Vector reveals.

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The beef which began as one line disses from various tracks by the rappers evolved to diss tracks by both heavyweights in the music industry.

One of the most iconic ‘beef’ in the Nigeria music industry was between ace rap artistes, Vector and his colleague MI which spanned for close to a decade.

In entertainment, beef is a word often used to describe disagreement between celebrities

The beef which began as one line disses from various tracks by the rappers evolved to diss tracks by both heavyweights in the music industry.

In October 2019, MI released the diss track, The Viper, aimed at Vector whose pseudonym is Vector The Viper. In the same month, Vector hit back with the track, Judas the rat; as MI’s real name is Jude Abaga.

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Recently, there was a reconciliation between the two hip-hop head courtesy of an alcoholic brand and they have made a song together, Crown Of Clay, which will be on Vector’s forthcoming album, T.E.S.L.I.M, to the delight of their fans.

Speaking about his feud with MI, Vector noted that he made money from their diss. He made this statement during a media parley as the rap artiste spoke on his forthcoming project, T.E.S.L.I.M.

“Yes I made money from the beef tracks I did for MI. The records sold. There seems to be a ‘sweetness’ that comes with beef records. So they were streamed a lot. We trended at number 2 in the US, both verses trended at number one on, Genius, the lyrics website. Which means that Nigerians can write what the whole world can read and understand and we will trend. So yes, there was that,” he said.

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He further revealed that the alcoholic brand who brokered the peace deal made monetary offers. He said, “Of course, I was paid by the brand. How would that have been? That the brand would come, offer us alcohol and record the reconciliation? No.

“There is still business going on. And that is also one of the highlights that you can share with up and coming rappers. Don’t be stupid to pick a fight over growth. You must know when to stop being hard-headed as a person. A lot of brands had called to make the reconciliation happen but I guess it had to be them.”

Vector stated that his beef with MI exposed some ‘fake friends’.

“You will be amazed by the kind of realizations that you encounter when you speak with the person that you had beef with. You will realize the people that are with you but ‘are not with you.’ I saw it with him and he saw it with me. People that wanted to be relevant in the argument. People that I thought were my guys that would call him. It helped expose people that would not have been exposed if there was no beef. We understood that,” the rapper said.

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Commenting on his forthcoming album, T.E.S.L.I.M, he said the idea of the album name came to him while he was staring at his father’s casket.

He said, “TESLIM as an album. First, I had just released the Lafiaji album and when we were gearing up to make the album, my dad died. That energy just sunk the idea. We were at the funeral home when a friend of mine whispered to another friend that he should observe my looks as I was in deep thoughts. I was staring at my dad’s casket when it dawned on me, TESLIM, you are gone but your energy still remains. I took the letters to his name and it made the acronym; T.E.S.L.I.M, which stands for The Energy Still Lives In Me.”

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#Newsworthy

Davido breaks silence after DJ Cuppy sues Israel DMW.

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Davido took to her Instagram comment to react to the post. As is the trend with the DMW crew, Davido dropped a ‘tule’

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke better known as Davido, has joined several other internet users to react following news that DJ Cuppy intends to sue his logistics manager, Isreal.

Recall earlier on, Noble Reporters Media reported the news of how the billionaire daughter released a statement revealing her plans of suing Isreal for libel and defamation over his remarks about her concerning Zlatan Ibile.

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Well, Davido took to her Instagram comment to react to the post. As is the trend with the DMW crew, Davido dropped a ‘tule’ as his comment, suggesting the Jollof On The Jet crooner let Isreal be.

The comment which got over 6,000 likes and over a thousand replies left many social media users amused.

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Meanwhile, Isreal recently took to social media to react to the news of the lawsuit that was being filed against him by Cuppy after she accused him of libel and defamation.

In response to the news of the lawsuit, Isreal then took to his own page to challenge the billionaire’s daughter. He asked if she had ever in her life given Zlatan a dime and also asked her if the rapper wasn’t the one who paid for his own accommodation and feeding at Transcorp Hilton.

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It all started when Isreal took to social media to claim that Zlatan Ibile cut Cuppy off from his life because she was using him due to her father’s influence and also not paying him for services rendered.

Isreal claimed in the post that Zlatan did a song with Cuppy and did not make a dime from it and that she also took the rapper to Abuja for fundraising and she did not take care of his accommodation and other needs, while also not paying him.

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#Newsworthy

DJ Cuppy call out Davido’s Manager for defamation; presses to sue him.

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He had appeared at Sound City and when quizzed about Cuppy , he said “I don’t know who that is.”

Disk Jockey and musician, DJ Cuppy has reacted to the controversy between her and artiste Zlatan and her refusal to pay artistes she worked with.

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She denied defaulting any contractual agreement while working with any artiste and threatened to sue Isreal DMW for libel and defamation.

28-year-old Cuppy had been mired in controversy ever since she revealed that Zlatan blocked her on WhatsApp and Instagram for over 10 months ago. She claimed surprised that the artiste blocked her because they were good friends and they recorded a great song, Gelato together.

But Zlatan whose real name is, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael denied ever knowing Cuppy. He had appeared at Sound City and when quizzed about Cuppy , he said “I don’t know who that is.”

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The controversy generated a lot of reactions and explaining the supposed reason Zlatan blocked Cuppy, Isreal DMW, a Davido Personal Logistics Manager and friend of Zlatan claimed that the artiste blocked Cuppy because Cuppy was a fake friend who exploited his friendship.

Isreal DMW posted on his Instagram story, “Kudos to someone like Zlatan, who took a bold step, by flushing out a full fake friend like Cuppy, who was just using his head, all in his name of ‘my papa na Otedola.’

“Zlatan did a hit collabo with her, ordinary one kobo, e no see. She also took Zlatan to Abuja, for her fundraising, where she made billions of Naira, and didn’t even remember Z for one Kobo till tomorrow. No accommodation, no feeding. Zlatan had to even spend his own money at Transcorp Hilton, to [cater] for everyone including me. This na 2021 abeg.”

However, breaking her silence on the situation amid the controversy it had generated, …

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Cuppy on Monday tweeted,

“For the record… There have been no breaches of my contractual agreement regarding the song #Gelato as confirmed by lawyers… However, as

@IsrealDMW

publicly inaccurately declared I owe an artist money, I am suing him for libel and defamation!

See you in court Isreal.”

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#Newsworthy…

Deontay Wilder will come back in fire – Fiancee, Telli Swift.


Deontay Wilder’s fiancee, Telli Swift, is standing like a rock behind her lover, come rain, sunshine and she appears to have confirmed that the Bronze Bomber will activate the option of a trilogy bout with Tyson Fury.

Wilder was condemned to the first defeat of his professional career in Las Vegas, with the American’s trainer throwing in the towel midway through the seventh round.

But despite being left battered and bloodied by Fury, Wilder’s camp seem likely to exercise a third fight between the pair.


As per the contract penned before the duo faced off for the WBC heavyweight world title, the loser would be able to secure another rematch within 30 days of the clash.

But after Wilder was dominated by an inspired Fury, with the Alabama native knocked down in the third and fifth rounds, talk concerning a unification fight with Anthony Joshua began to gather pace.


Wilder’s partner, however, confirmed that the dethroned star is seeking an immediate shot at revenge.

After a lengthy tribute to Wilder, penned following the end of his five-year reign as WBC champion, she wrote on Instagram: ‘#WilderFury3 here we come!! #thesagacontinues #stillourchamp #bombzquad’.


Fury, as the winner of the second bout, would be entitled to a 60/40 percentage split of all the money on the line for the fight, plus the earnings from PPV and ticket sales.

Reality TV star and model Swift predicted before the highly-anticipated encounter that Wilder would knock out his opponent, and re-posted a picture on social media in an attempt to taunt Fury.


Wilder admitted after his corner conceded defeat that he would have preferred to continue to defend his crown, revealing he was prepared to ‘go out on my shield’.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren also believes that a rematch is likely to happen.

He told Metro: ‘Shelly Finkel [Wilder’s co-manager] rang me the morning after the fight to tell me they would probably invoke the immediate rematch.

‘So that’s where we’re at right now. I’m assuming that the trilogy fight is going ahead.’


#Newsworthy…

#NobleSport

Historic ‘Parasite’ Oscar Win May Be Game-Changer for Global Film Business


As Bong Joon Ho’s South Korean satire becomes the first non-English-language best picture, others see opportunity to “jump on the bandwagon.”
On Jan. 5, Parasite writer-director-producer Bong Joon Ho gave his acceptance speech for foreign-language film at the Golden Globes and entreated the audience, via his translator Sharon Choi: “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” A month later, the South Korean movie obliterated conventional wisdom with four historic Oscar wins, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim best picture.


International filmmakers and distributors are now eying Bong’s triumphs with hope and hunger: hope that Parasite’s success will open the door to global cinema, giving other non-English-language movies shots at the world’s No. 1 film award; hunger for the sort of global box office returns that, with few exceptions, have been beyond the reach of films made outside Hollywood.

“It’s been a real barrier,” says Korean media mogul Miky Lee, whose CJ Entertainment backed Bong’s film and who recently invested in David Ellison’s Skydance. “Now Parasite really makes it easier. Netflix has trained everybody to watch subtitles in their living room, and now Parasite in the movie theater.”


At the European Film Market — which kicks off Feb. 19 in Berlin and specializes in challenging, foreign-language fare — the movie’s success will be tested. “You can be sure Parasite will be used for every new Asian title now,” says Dirk Schweitzer, an acquisitions exec at European distributor Splendid Films. “It’ll be, ‘This is Parasite meets …’ as people try to jump on the bandwagon.”

“Getting audiences to watch subtitles 10 years ago was a massive challenge … now it’s becoming more and more common,” adds Alex Walton, head of international film sales at Endeavor Content, noting that Parasite “has opened more doors for exhibitors, helping them believe they actually can find an audience with these films.”


In South Korea, Parasite’s Oscar wins sparked a national celebration. South Korean President Moon Jae-in joined the chorus, tweeting that Bong’s social satire “moved the minds of the world with a story that is truly Korean.” Oh Seok-geun, chairman of the government-run Korea Film Council, says the night proved that “the U.S. market is no longer a challenging or distant market for Korean movies.” Parasite’s success, he said, opens the possibility for any filmmaker, anywhere, that “if you make a great movie, many around the world will watch it.”

Lewis Kim, a producer on Bong’s earlier films including The Host and Okja, says he hopes the wins will inspire Korean directors and writers “to have a bigger dream.”


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People watch a TV screen showing images of South Korean director Bong Joon Ho at the Seoul Railway Station on February 10, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.
Audiences have certainly embraced Parasite as it unspooled globally since debuting in Korea on May 30. Made for about $11 million by Korean studios Barunson E&A and CJ Entertainment, it has grossed some $170 million worldwide, a figure certain to surge in the wake of Bong’s Oscar haul. Its domestic performance of $35 million and counting for Tom Quinn’s indie Neon (founded in 2017), which picked up the film in October 2018, makes it the most successful Korean film of all time in the U.S. (Its domestic theater count will be upped to as many as 2,000 locations for the Feb. 14-16 weekend.) “The Neon team worked their asses off to get here, all in the service of this amazing movie,” Quinn told THR on Oscar night.


Parasite has smashed records for a Korean movie in territories as varied as France ($11.9 million), Mexico ($3.9 million) and Russia ($1.5 million). In the U.K., Curzon opened the film wide on Feb. 7, timing the bow to take advantage of the Oscar bump. It worked. Parasite grossed more than $1.3 million in its first two days in the territory, a record for a non-English-language movie. “It’s a game-changer,” says Charles Cohen, whose Cohen Media Group owns Curzon and the Landmark chain in the U.S. “I think it’s a great vote of confidence for world cinema.”


In Germany, Parasite hasn’t left theaters since its October bow there, earning $3.8 million to date. “We knew it had potential, but no one expected this,” says Moritz Peters of indie distributor Koch Films, which prebought the movie two years ago based on Bong’s script alone. Koch is expanding the film’s release to capitalize on the Oscars, more than doubling the screen count (to 250-plus).

Parasite isn’t the first Asian film to strike global box office gold, but it’s been nearly 20 years since Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon conquered the world, winning four Oscars in 2001 (though not best picture) and earning $213 million. Zhang Yimou’s Hero, which was snubbed by the Academy but grossed $177 million worldwide, followed in 2002.


Unlike those, or Zhang’s 2004 follow-up House of Flying Daggers (one Oscar nom, $92 million global take), Parasite is not a wuxia action film, all high-wire sword-fighting and escapist period drama. Bong’s satire is set very much in the real world, and its themes of social exclusion and the gap between rich and poor could have been torn from today’s headlines.

Peters believes Bong’s film built on the critical momentum of such recent socially aware art house titles as Lee Chang-dong’s Burning and Hirokazu Koreeda’s Japanese drama Shoplifters (like Parasite, a Cannes Palme d’Or winner).


If Parasite can convince audiences to jump the subtitles barrier, it will be due, in no small part, to Netflix, the studio some viewed as a loser on Oscar night with just two wins from 24 nominations. The streaming giant, which backed Bong’s previous action-adventure drama Okja, was the first U.S. major to fully embrace international content.

Netflix has been plowing money into foreign-language films and series for years, offering to its 167 million worldwide subscribers the chance to stream Mati Diop’s Senegalese drama Atlantics, Nora Fingscheidt’s German art house hit System Crasher or Jung Ji-woo’s Korean musical rom-com Tune in for Love.


“Netflix created this new global market for non-English language content,” says Florian Gellinger, a European visual effects producer and Academy member whose credits include Avengers: Endgame and the Netflix series Dark. “There’s a demand, a global market, for non-English-language content that just wasn’t there five to 10 years ago.”

Even before Parasite’s wins, dealmakers at Sundance were feeling the film’s impact on acquisitions. “With the success of Parasite, I am hopeful distributors — both traditional and streamers — will be willing to take a chance on international films,” says ICM’s Jessica Lacy. “Steamers are increasingly looking at things on a global basis.”


As other studios begin to roll out their own global streaming platforms, Gellinger expects them to follow Netflix’s lead and add more subtitled content. “The Oscar wins for Parasite will be taken as a very welcome signal that the public will accept non-English programming,” he says.

Miyuki Takamatsu of Japanese film sales group Freestone Productions calls Parasite’s win a “revolutionary moment for film people in Asia.” But she’s not yet convinced its success can be easily replicated: “We film people have always known we are borderless and that a good film is a good film,” she says. “But to see this recognized at the Academy Awards, in front of the entire world, it’s a very powerful moment.”


#NewsWorthy

Oscars Party Diary: Inside the A-List Events


The Hollywood Reporter’s staffers were on the scene at all the star-packed celebrations surrounding Oscar weekend.
Oscar winner Taika Waititi toasts with Piper-Heidsieck in the engraving lounge after the telecast.
Oscar winner Taika Waititi toasts with Piper-Heidsieck in the engraving lounge after the telecast.

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Dami welcome first son with wife as Mike Bamiloye turns Grandpa


Popular Actor and Evangelist Mike Bamiloye and his wife, Gloria are now grandparents as their first son, Dami who got married to his lover, Ella, in November 2018 welcomed a beautiful bouncing baby girl this month.

The little girl was christened Gloria, for her striking resemblance with Gloria Mike-Bamiloye.

Sharing the good news, Mike Bamiloye wrote “Welcoming the Arrival of: Gloria, Oluwasemilogo, Oluwatumininu, Praise, Zion. While the Location of #TheTrain Journey of Faith was going on, the Baby was arriving at home.”

The father of the newborn also took to his Instagram page to share the good news, he wrote;

“Join us to praise the lord. He added a beautiful daughter of Zion to the family. Make welcome Gloria, Praise, OluwaSemilogo, OluwaTumininu, OluwaSeyifunmi, Deborah, Osayuware, OluwaDamilare, Zion photo credit @smhphotographyshotz.”

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#Newsworthy…

Tokunbo, TBoss say babies are not for only married people.

Proud mother and reality TV star, Tokunbo ‘Tboss’ Idowu, says having babies is not only for married people. She welcomed her daughter in August.

TBoss shared this opinion while responding to some trolls in her comment section who were of the opinion that singles are not supposed to be having babies. They came on her page after she posted this photo of herself and her baby.

Yesterday, she also made it clear that she is not a babymama but a mama. See her exchange with the trolls on her page today below

Babies are not only for married people- TBoss says

Babies are not only for married people- TBoss says
#Newsworthy…

Nigerian Boxer, Efe Ajagba Knocks Down Kiladze in Round 5.

Efe Ajagba, a 2016 Nigerian Olympian now has a 12-fight winning run with 10 knockouts after defeating his opponent Iago Kiladze at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California on Saturday, December 21.

Recall, Noble Reporters announced that the 10 knockout champion, Efe Ajagba promised that he will honor Nigeria by defeating Lago Kiladze.

(Read his previous story here)

The Georgian and Ukrainian professional boxer was knocked out twice in the fight; first in the second round and in the fifth round.

Though the 25-year-old Nigerian heavyweight prospect was dropped by 33-year-old Kiladze in the third round, he got it back together and re-took control in round four before dropping Kiladze again in the fifth with a vicious right hand.

Though the stubborn Kiladze refused to stay down, his corner called for a halt to the fight after Ajagba closed in on him again.

#Newsworthy…

Fury fight is easier than Wilder – Anthony Joshua announce.

A fight against fellow Briton Tyson Fury can be easily fixed if the Gypsy King snatches the WBC Belt from Deontay Wilder, says Anthony Joshua.

The two-time Heavyweight champion had offered to spar with Fury ahead of his rematch against Wilder but later regretted making the offer public.

“You know when I look back at some of the s**t I say I think, ‘why did I say that?!,’’ he reflected about his offer to spar with Fury, “So now we’re going to talk about it and give more publicised things to talk about!”

However, the 30-year-old believes he can learn something from his fellow countryman who is just a year older.

“Fury is a world-class fighter and I’m a world-class fighter that is still trying to improve so I can become like an elite-level fighter.

“Sparring Fury is only going to do me good, in my opinion. So I’m never too big for my boots where I can’t learn anymore.

“So that opportunity, for me to spar Fury, is for my own benefit as well.”

All through 2019, there had been much talk about Joshua and Wilder meeting but agreements between both camps always ended in a waterlog.

AJ believes his quest to unite the entire heavyweight division can be realised in record time if Fury emerged victorious against his February 2020 opponent.

“I think if Fury had it, he and I would have got a deal done already now.

“So that’s why I was rooting for Fury to win because I just want to fight and collect my last belt.”

Joshua’s next fight will see him take on IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in March or April.

#Newsworthy…

Real one boost, says it will be very easy to fight against Anan.

Reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, has declared that his title defence against Ghana’s Ezekiel Anan will require minimal effort.

The encounter is one of the four title bouts at the nine-fight GOtv Boxing Night 20, which holds at Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Square on 28 December.

Speaking after a sparring session yesterday, Real One claimed that Anan stands no chance of causing an upset.
“This is my first title defence and I’m very sure, it will be easy. Anan is deceiving himself if he is nursing the ambition of returning home with the title. He should just come and enjoy the hospitality Nigerians are known to provide. But that hospitality will not extend to the ring, where I’m the master,” said the champion.

He claimed to have defeated the best Ghanaian boxers, a level to which he believes is way above Anan’s.
GOtv Boxing Night 20 will be headlined by the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Heavyweight title fight between Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria and Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte of Argentina.

Also at the show, WABU welterweight champion, Nigeria’s Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, will defend his title against another Ghanaian, Sanitor Agbenyo. There will also be the national super bantamweight title bout between Sadiq “Happy Boy” Adeleke and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi.

There is also an all-female super featherweight clash between Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore and

Aminat Yekini.
The event will also feature live musical performances from “Bolanle” crooner, Zlatan; “Up to Something”

singer, Mayorkun, and “Mercy of the Lord” performer, Oritsefemi.
The best boxer at the show will win a cash prize of N1million as well as the Mojisola Ogunsanya

Memorial Trophy.

#Newsworthy…

Ajagba promise Nigeria honour, promise to defeat Kiladze.

Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba has declared that nothing will save Lago Kiladze from getting knocked out tomorrow at the Toyota Arena, Ontario, California.

Undefeated “The One and Only” Ajagba will enter the ring for the 12th time with strong hope of another victory, which would help him consolidate his march towards the world heavyweight title.

The 10 round affair is an under card action for the World Boxing Council (WBC) World Super Welter Title between contender Tony Harris and Ajagba’s training partner Jermell Charlo.

The Nigerian withdrew from his last bout against Congo-born Belgian, Jack Mulowayi in October due to a back injury and won his last fight against Ali Eren Demirezen of Turkey by unanimous points’ decision in July.

“I am very ready for this fight. I pulled out of my last bout because of a back injury and before then I defeated Demirezen through unanimous decision but this time, it will be a knockout out,” Ajagba said.

“He is a good boxer if you look at his record. He started very well and he is definitely more experienced than I am but I am more determined. He has not won in his last four fights and I want to ensure I add another loss to his record.”

Ajagba made the headlines all over the world last year when his opponent, Curtis Harper, walked out of the fight after touching gloves and the bell sounded to start the opening round, making it the shortest fight on record.

He was Nigeria’s sole representative at the Rio Olympics boxing event in 2016 where he lost to Ivan Dychko in the quarterfinals.

Georgia’s Kiladze, 33, is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) Inter-Continental cruiserweight champion and has lost four of his professional fights and has not won any of his last four fights going into his clash, but he has a strong scorecard of 26 wins, 18 via knockouts.

#Newsworthy…

Anthony Joshua Set To Present Belts To President Buhari – Sports Minister, Sunday Dare.

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua is to present his title belts to President Muhammadu Buhari at a yet to be decided date.

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, said he briefed the Federal Executive Council, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, about Joshua’s win.

Joshua regained his titles from Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr during a repeat match in Saudi Arabia last Saturday.

Joshua, who suffered a shock defeat to the Mexican-American at Madison Square Garden six months ago, became heavyweight champion once again by unanimous decision from the judges in Diriyah.

#Newsworthy…

Anthony Joshua Boast, Says Tyson, Deontay Are The World Best, Yet Defeat Them.

…I’m not a running champion

IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO boxing champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has stated that he will like to fight Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and he has the necessary style and technique to beat them both.

Tyson Fury and Wilder are the only undefeated heavyweight boxers in the division, and fans are hoping for a mega fight that will involve Joshua and either Fury or Wilder after Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz unanimously in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night to take back his heavyweight belts.

Fury will face Wilder on February 22 in Las Vegas in a rematch that is sure to spin heads with the Lineal heavyweight belt and WBC belts on the link, after their last fight in 2018 was adjudged a draw despite Fury being the more technical and clinical of the pair.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are the best in the world, but I

Fury and Wilder have both been critical of Joshua with both fighters accusing Joshua of avoiding them for the last two years but Joshua has now come out to say he will beat both fighters if and when they ever fight.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are the best in the world, but I

Speaking to Good Morning Britain programme live from Saudi Arabia on Monday morning, Joshua was asked whether he was going to fight them next and said: “I would love to make that my next fight.

“I’m taking it one step at a time. Whenever they are ready they know where to find us.

I’m not a running champion, I’m someone who will fight the best in the world.

“Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are those guys. I’d love the opportunity to beat Wilder or Fury.

“You can see I’d beat them.

“I’ve displayed different styles of fighting. Sometimes inside fighting, sometimes knockout fighting and sometimes a boxing man’s fight.

“So I feel like I have their number because I can display a variety of skills when it comes to boxing.”

There’s also the possibility of Joshua defending his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, and Joshua says he’ll relish it.

Asked about the prospect of fighting the Bulgarian bruiser in London, AJ said: “It would be mega. Looking at how many people came out here shows there’s still a big interest in the heavyweight division, especially now we are taking the belts back.

“To defend them back on home soil would be big news.

It would be better against another Brit but, if not, I will follow my mandatory and crack on that way.

“London’s calling, I think. We’ve been away for the whole year but it’s nice to have a breather.

“It’s nice to have a bit of controversy, a bit of doubt.

It just shows that British supporters do play a big part in my career. Any time I’m on home soil I can’t lose.

“The work begins again because around March I’ll be defending those titles again. I’m already focusing on my next fight.”

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The president of the World Boxing Organisation has forced Anthony Joshua into defending his WBO title after winning his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jnr.

Francisco Varcarcel, the president of the organisation said in a statement that Joshua will have to defend his WBO title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk within 180 days of Saturday’s win.

That means that Joshua will now have to face the prospect of defending his WBO title before June 4th, and If he does not agree to meet the Ukrainian former cruiserweight king before then, he will be forced to vacate his belt, according to Mail Online Sport.

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The publication also added that If Joshua does vacate his belt, Usyk could face either Dereck Chisora or Joseph Parker for the strap, which would divide the belts further across the division.

On Saturday night, Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in their world heavyweight title rematch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The British-Nigerian boxer who suffered a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in June in New York City, regained his IBF, WBA and WBO titles as he defeated the Mexican-American boxer by unanimous decision.

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Buhari sends a victorious salute letter to Anthony Joshua over his win.

Buhari salutes Joshua over Ruiz Jr. victory
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of congratulations to Anthony Joshua following his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, which ensured he regained his world boxing titles which he lost to the Mexican six months ago.

Buhari, speaking through his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said he was saluting Joshua for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago.

In a tweet on the verified Government of Nigeria Twitter handle, the President said: “The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country.”

Adesina’s tweet concluded by adding: “He wishes @anthonyfjoshua well as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and to the boxing profession.”

Saturday’s night win meant Joshua became a two-time word heavyweight champion by exacting revenge over Ruiz Jr in dominant fashion with a unanimous points victory in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Six months on from the night where Ruiz stunned boxing, Joshua risked his career being left in tatters with a second defeat but served up 36 minutes of movement and well-timed punching to take the IBF, WBA and WBO titles back to Britain, reports the BBC.

After cutting his Mexican rival inside the first round he simply never looked back and picked out smart jabs and right hands throughout before being serenaded with chants of “AJ, AJ, AJ” by the 14,000 or so fans in the largely full Diriyah Arena.

Ruiz never looked close to landing a knockdown and when scores of 118-110 118-110 and 119-109 were read out, Joshua jumped up and down in the ring in celebration, just as the man who had wrecked his US debut did in June.

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Anthony Joshua Defeats Andy Ruiz As He Reclaims His Titles.

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Anthony Joshua has defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Joshua lost the titles to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in New York. With his victory, Joshua has joined greats such as Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield on the list of heavyweights to reclaim world titles on the first attempt.

Dominating from the outset, Joshua won by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third judge making it 119-109.

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More photos of how Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Fight Amuse The Crowd.

Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in their world heavyweight title rematch which took place on Saturday Dec 7 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The British-Nigerian boxer who suffered a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in June in New York City, regained his IBF, WBA and WBO titles as he defeated the Mexican-American boxer by unanimous decision.

See more photos from heavyweight boxing rematch as Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz to regain his titles

The bout which lasted until 12 rounds was scored 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 by the judges.

Speaking on his victory, Joshua said: “I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.”

“First of all, thanks to god. The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice,” he said.

“I knew I could win this. This is about boxing, I’m used to knocking guys out.

“I gave the man his credit, I said I would correct myself, I respect Andy, But I wanted to put on a boxing masterclass.

“It’s the sweet science, it’s about hitting and not getting hit.

“No change in mentalist, stay hungry and stay humble. I’m going to remain humble in victory. Thanks to Ruiz and his family, thanks to Saudi, the fans and thanks to god and Eddie Hearn.”

See more photos from the fight below.

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