Ajemina Releases Music Video For “Felele,” Featuring Iyanya

Nigerian Afro-Pop rising star and Slick Mo Entertainment recording artist, Ajemina, has finally unveiled the brand new music video for “Felele”, her massive debut single and collaboration with Pop/R&B star, Iyanya.

With the “Felele” single hitting the internet in 2012 to rave reviews, having been featured and supported by several key UK online and radio tastemakers, the brand new visuals come hugely anticipated by fans and critics alike and just at the right time for Summer 2013.

Shot and directed by Don P Films and Sixx for 135Sixx Filmworkx with cameo appearances from Orezi, 2Sec Twins, Chuddy K and the producer of the song, the award-winning DJ Klem, the “Felele” music video is an energetic dance visual that brings the original dance floor filler further to life with its infectious choreography by Dance Machine and lush cinematography.

Ibadan Plunged Into Darkness As Storm Damages Powerlines

Not less than 20 communities in the capital of Oyo state, Ibadan, have been plunged into darkness following a 3-hour rainstorm that destroyed several Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) installations in the city, living some persons dead and many others injured and homeless.

The rainstorm which started around 11pm Sunday night and lasted about 3hours , caused monumental damage to homes, schools, markets, places of worship, and other business premises.

Several power lines installed by PHCN were also destroyed leaving about 20 communities without power in the ancient city.

The Assistant General Manager Public Affairs Ibadan Distribution Company, Mr. Jide Oyenuga, confirmed that areas like Apata , Mokola, Felele have been plunged into darkness as a result of the rainstorm and disclosed that inventory is still being taken for other affected areas within the city.

Some of the other areas affected include Felele, Eyin Grammar, Sanyo, Bashorun , Apata, Mokola, Ring Road, Olomi, Idi Ayunre, Molete, Oke Ado etc.

Residents who spoke to Channels Television explained that the whirlwind which preceded the rain started suddenly and lasted only 20 minutes before the rains came in torrents.

At one of the affected local government areas, the transition chairman of Oluyole local government, Honourable Ayodeji Abass Alesinloye sued for calm among residents and called on the federal and state governments to assist the displaced.

Though the magnitude of the storm is yet to determined, it has been described by many as the fiercest yet, as it hauled almost everything within its trajectory for 20 minutes and ushered in rain that poured for 3 hours unabated.

The Oyo state capital has in the last two years recorded massive flooding that has destroyed property and displaced a number of people.

 

Fashola describes Adesina as a fighter for justice

The Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola has eulogised the former governor of Oyo state and a National leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Lam Adeshina; who died at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos after a protracted illness saying the former governor is an honest politician, dogged fighter for justice and progressive causes.

Mr Fashola along with his counterparts from Oyo, Ogun and Ekiti states and the national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bola Tinubu joined hundreds of well-wishers in Felele, Ibadan to bid farewell to a former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lam Adeshina on Sunday.

In a condolence message, Mr Fashola described Adeshina as a loyal disciple of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo, and a consummate administrator who was thoroughly grounded in the dialectics of the Yoruba.

While condoling with the family of the departed, his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi and the people of the South West in general, Mr Fashola said the former governor was a honest but shrewd politician who takes time to make up his mind on any issue adding that once convinced about the rightness of his decision it becomes difficult to dissuade him.

“Alhaji Lam Adeshina held his political beliefs firmly. He recognized the need to groom the younger generation and was never found wanting in promoting the interest of the youths”, he said.

Mr Fashola said Adeshina was a fighter who never shies away from a good cause, especially when it comes to the Yoruba cause.

“As the Governor of Oyo State, he left indelible marks in various facets, most especially in the education sector where he brought his professional acumen to bear. He would be remembered for his doggedness and steadfastness in ensuring that a progressive party runs the affairs of the South-West”, he said.

The Lagos State governor, who along with other governors and dignitaries condoled with the widow and family of the deceased shortly before the Janazah prayers, prayed that Almighty Allah would grant the Adesina’s soul Al-Janah Firdaus.

Hero of democracy

The Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun also joined other Nigerians to mourn the death of Adesina.

Mr Amosun described the ex-governor as one of the heroes of the democratic struggles in Nigeria. The governor noted that “his death came to us all as a rude shock.”

In a press statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Funmi Wakama, Mr Amosun said he joined millions of Nigerians to mourn the demise of an icon of democracy, whose tenure as governor of Oyo State was remarkable in every quarter of governance.

The governor however recalled the personal sacrifices made by late Adesina during the fight against military dictatorship, saying that “the reserve of democracy crusaders in the country has once again been depleted.”

He condoled with the family, friends and associates of the late politician as well as the leadership of the ACN in Oyo State and Nigeria, urging them to take solace in the fact that Adesina led an exemplary life.

The late Adeshina governed Oyo State from 1999 till 2003 under the Alliance for Democracy (AD) party.

 

Lam Adesina is laid to rest

The late former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lam Adesina, was on Sunday, buried at his Felele residence, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital according to Islamic rites.

He passed away early Sunday morning, aged 73 years old.

Alhaji Adesina, a national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the rallying point of ACN in Oyo State, died at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos after a protracted illness.

The late politician who was born, Lamidi Adesina in 1939, but fondly called Lam Adesina, has had his health deteriorating recently.

He was initially admitted at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and later taken to the St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos.

He was elected the governor of Oyo state in 1999 and was defeated in 2003 by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Rashidi Ladoja.

Alhaji Lam, was a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly in the Second Republic.

He was laid to rest  on Sunday.

He is survived by his wife and children.

Meanwhile, the state government has declared a seven-day mourning for the departed elder statesman during which all official state functions will be suspended and the national flag flown at half-mast.

Lam, an exemplary leader

President Goodluck Jonathan has also expressed his grief with the death of Alhaji Adeshina.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, stated that, the president is “deeply saddened by the passing away of elder statesman and former governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lam Adesina.”

The President, on behalf of himself, the Federal Government and all Nigerians, extended his heartfelt condolences to Alhaji Adesina’s family, the government and people of Oyo State.

According to President Jonathan “Alhaji Adesina’s indefatigability in political struggles as well as his honesty, integrity, sincere commitment and dedication to the service of his people before and during his tenure as governor have ensured that he will be honoured and remembered by present and future generations as an exemplary leader who did his utmost best to improve the lives of his people.”

The President prayed that “God Almighty will receive Alhaji Adesina’s soul and grant him eternal rest.”

An irrepressible voice of conscience

Also reacting to the death of Alhaji Adesina, his political party the ACN has described his demise as a “devastating blow to the party in particular and a big loss to the nation in general.”

In a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party stated that “with the demise of the former Governor, Nigeria has lost an irrepressible voice of conscience.”

”Lam Adesina has remained a constant fixture in the nation’s body polity for over three decades, either as a newspaper columnist, member of the House of Representatives, social and political critic, prisoner of conscience, state governor, or an elder statesman.”

”Though deceptively meek, he was a political lion who was ferociously effective. A perfect validation of the saying that all politics is local, Lam Adesina never lost control or confidence of his people. Even during the locust years when the PDP captured the body of Oyo State politics, the soul of the people remained with the former Governor,” the party said.

ACN said it was remarkable that even after he was rigged out of the state’s governorship, he remained in his Molete residence in Ibadan, right in the midst of his people, instead of migrating to the GRA or other elitist areas of the city as many in his class would have done.

”From that modest abode, he influenced political discourse and direction in Nigeria. There is no better attestation to this than the fact that he never lost touch with the ordinary people during his rich and purposeful lifetime,” the partyadded.

ACN prayed that God will grant repose to the soul of the departed, and give his family the strength to bear their irreplaceable loss.