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Tonto Dikeh Preaches on Instagram, “If Any Man be in Christ…”

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Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she is now a born again Christian.

She said the bad things she did in the past, will remain in the past.

The actress who recently underwent plastic surgery to fix some parts of her body took to her Instagram page to share her faith.

She wrote: “An Entirely New Life! Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

“The term “born again” isn’t a religious cliché, which connotes turning over a new leaf. When you ask some Christians how they know they’re born again, some would reply: I know I’m born again, because the bad things I used to do, I do them no more. I’ve changed my ways, and now, I behave differently.

“Being born again is much more than that. What you receive when you’re born again is an entirely new life. There’s no such thing as “The bad things I used to do, I do them no more,” because the person who did those things is dead. He doesn’t exist anymore.

“When you received Christ into your life, something actually happened: your spirit was recreated. You were born of the Word of God and of the Spirit of God. You now have the life, nature and character of God. And when a man has the life, nature and character of God, he can only live like God. So, being born again is actually receiving the God-nature; becoming an associate of the God-kind.

“Romans 6:6 says, “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Your old life or nature isn’t suspended; it’s dead; you’ve come up a new man; a new species of being; one that never existed before; one without a past. In the presence of God, everything you were before you were born again, and everything you did before you were born again has no record. This isn’t a promise. This is a statement of fact in the Word.

“If you’re ignorant of this, you could be struggling with your past or with the sins you committed before you were born again. This, invariably, could make you ineffective in the things of God. No; you’re not a sinner. You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, because you’re born again (2 Corinthians 5:21). Walk in the consciousness of your righteousness, and new life in Christ: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father.”

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Excitement, as Mr & Miss Nigeria 2018 emerge

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The Ruby Gardens, Lekki Lagos, recently hosted this year’s edition of Mr. and Miss Nigeria International Pageant, the first and only mixed pageant in the country.

Tagged heritage edition, the grand finale featured contest parade, music, comedy and award presentation to some outstanding Nigerians.

In his welcome address, the CEO of Brendance & Crusader Ltd, the organisers of the event Brendan Nsikak thanked those, who have been supporting the pageant since inception.

“To everyone that has been there for us since we started, I thank you for letting us in and for helping us forward, also I would like to give thanks to the Almighty Father for bringing us thus far and giving us the strength, courage faith and determination to succeed.”

This year’s edition witnessed a better organisation and improvement from previous edition. From contestants picking forms after which they were pruned down for the main event. With a total of 29 contestants from age 17 – 25, each contestant represented his or her respective culture and states across the country.

Highpoint of the event was the unveiling of winners in each category. Mr Nigeria International (Delta): Victor Isaac Ojeh; Mr Nigeria International Global (Ogun), Popoola Adeayo Olubukola; Mr Nigeria International Tourism (Bayelsa), King Baratuapre Terry Fahya; Mr Nigeria International Top (FCT), Nicholas Festus.

Mr Nigeria International Heritage (Ebonyi), Okoye Arinze; Mr Charismatic (Abia), Anthony Blessing;
Eastern King (Enugu), Ihabe Godwin; Western King (Ondo), Akinbola Omoboyawo; Northern King (Nasarawa), Sunday John; Southern King (Akwa Ibom) Patrick Onyebuchi.

Miss Nigeria International (Ebonyi), Victory Obasi; Miss Nigeria International Classic (Edo), Gloria Yunusa; Miss Nigeria International Tomorrow (Ogun), Sijuade Ademola; Miss Nigeria International Topmodel (Imo), Ngene Chiamaka Mary Precious; Miss Nigeria International Teen (Lagos), Akinyemi Olapeju; Miss Amity (Ondo), Aruwajoye Mary; Miss Charismatic (Kogi), Olorunfemi Adeola; Eastern Queen (Anambra), Odum Nnenna; Southern Queen (Baylesa), Dada Ademide; Western Queen (Ekiti), Adeosun Oluwaseun.

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Veteran Actors Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva celebrate 33rd Wedding Anniversary

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Veteran actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary today, November 16th. Joke Silva took to her Instagram page to celebrate her husband and father of her children.

She shared the photo below and wrote;

33years and counting…for all we are and all we have achieved.. so far…thank you Lord. It’s all by Your Grace. Happy Wedding anniversary Oludotun Baiyewun King of my Heart

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Peter Obi responds to Kemi Adetiba’s experience with immigration officials at MMIA Lagos

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Former governor of Anambra state and vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi reacted to the thread shared by filmmaker Kemi Adetiba in which she accused customs officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, of harassment and attempted extortion.

See his tweet below

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I can’t love another woman for now – Baddy Oosha

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Affluent musicians hardly play by the rules when it comes to women. They seem to have the world at their beck and call, that, women to them, are a dime a dozen.

Even Wizkid once confessed that he’s incapable of loving one woman because he has so many he loves and who love him. Veteran fuji maestro Alhaji Ayinla Kollinton also confirmed that it is almost imposible for a musician to have one wife or a woman in his life. But for Dubai-based musician, actor and international businessman, Badmus Akeem O, known in the industry as Baddy Oosha, the reverse is the case as one woman he loved has left his heart forever entrapped.

In a chat with The Sun, Baddy Oosha admitted it is hard for a musician to keep his mind on the craft because of distractions from women, saying if you don’t go to them, they will come to you.

“They are the ones rushing us. I must agree it is very difficult to avoid women. Going to different countries and meeting different people makes it very hard.

“As for me, I don’t have a woman in my life for now. The last one I had ended in disaster. She deserted me and I am yet to get over it. She broke my heart, so, women are out for now for me,” he said.

Handsome, rich and on top of his game, it is almost unbelievable that this young man who has contributed to the success of many street artistes in Nigeria could have his heartbroken by a woman instead of the other way round.

“ I wish I was the one who broke her heart but the truth is, she was the one who broke my heart. If I had broken her heart it would have been very sweet for me and I would even be hailing myself by now but it happened otherwise.

“I don’t want to go into much details because I have to respect the fact that we’ve had good times together.

“I guess my fault was getting carried away with beauty and all. Right now all I look for in my woman is the good heart,” he offered.

On how he ventured into music-making, he said;

“The very first day I recorded a song, it wasn’t planned. I visited my mom and a producer around there came to the house to beg me to visit their studio to see what it looks like so I could advertise for my friends to record with them because they knew I was close to many artistes.

“Getting there a guy was recording and he couldn’t even take 4-bars for like 4-hours. I was like “Guy, are you sure you’re an artiste”, and he angrily answered me saying ‘If you think its easy, come and record yours.’

“So, I said excuse me and entered the studio boot and trust me within 30 minutes I came up with my first single ‘Esemi’.

“I didn’t even wanna release it because at the end of the day I’m not an artiste. But I shared it with a friend of mine, Toni Payne, and she said ‘Baddy, you can actually do this.’

“She released the song, not me. She did the poster too. Big shout out to Tony Payne. She encouraged me and released the song.

“She’s part of those that encouraged me though. Her encouragement made me want to do more. I’m actually a film producer and actor. I also own a record label. ‘Esemi’ is credited to me; it’s on iTunes and all blogs”, he concluded.

THE SUN NEWSPAPER

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