Mr Nosa Igiebor, a Mobile Engineer with Microsoft Nigeria, has advised Smartphone users to familiarise themselves with security features in their phones to safeguard them against hackers or theft. Igiebor told the News Agency...
This lovely elderly couple have been trending online and the reason is very obvious. The couple who seem smitten in love with each other – got married in a low-key manner along with other couples recently in Imo state, according to an online report. The groom who wedded his sweetheart with his walking stick, was all smiles as they tied the knot in the presence of God, family and friends.
A very big congratulations to the new and latest couple in town.
Nigerian Ruti Olajugbagbe wins The Voice UK 2018 (Photos)
A Nigerian lady Ruti Olajugbagbe has won the 2018 edition of The Voice UK.
18-year-old Ruti Olajugbagbe was crowned the winner of The Voice 2018 on Saturday night beating runner-up Donel Mangena.
Ruti broke down in tears after host Emma Willis announced her as the winner, with her coach Sir Tom Jones gushing earlier in the show that is a ‘wonderful, magical, sincere’ singer.
Speaking after her victory Ruti said:
‘I wasn’t expecting this… I didn’t expect to get to the blind audition, I don’t know what to say!’
Ruti Olajugbagbe won £100,000 prize, as well as a deal with Republic Records. Ruti Olajugbagbe’s first single is already available. It became available as soon as the Voice final finished on Saturday night.
I am a musician, music critic and music enthusiast.
I am very sceptical about the kind of music I listen to or expose myself to, needless to say that I’m equally very selective of the kind of concerts or music shows I attend.
So, on this fateful day, it happened that after church service I had to follow one of my very good friends to a studio on the island to voice a part for him on a song he was working on. We got to the studio, I quickly voiced the part.
As I was getting ready to return to the mainland, my friend told me passively that he had been invited to a concert at Eko Hotel and asked if I mind tagging along that entry was free. I would have turned down his offer but Eko hotel? A place i had always wanted to visit? So I opted in.
As soon as we entered the event centre, I was dazed!!! The ambience was one I would normally not associate with Nigerian music concerts and the stage was set for superstars to perform.
I say quietly but as the awe of the ambience abated I noticed the backdrops and other information materials bore MFM, I asked my friend with a melancholy look on my face “did you invite me to an MFM concert”? He smiled and said “be grateful cause you are about to be a part of history”.
Well, I’m already here o might as well see whatever it is they are offering.
In a minute, a gentleman came on the stage, simply but elegantly dressed and soft spoken too; of course I recognized him from watching him on television Dr Olukoya the General Overseer of MFM worldwide. He owned the stage briefly, said the opening prayer and declared the concert open and then the magic began.
Before I write any further may I state categorically that the age long stereotype about Gospel music concerts being a mere modification of the usual Sunday service praise and worship was permanently altered at the incredibly glamorous Mountain Top Mega Concert.
It was a concert of pure musicianship, entertainment, soulful worship and extravagant praise. In a Soul lifting atmosphere of style, class and spirituality.
The sound design must be the handy work of some top foreign sound engineers as the event was a no expense spared.
It wasn’t just great because of the quality of the sound and set up it was a case of perfection in all ramifications.
The acapella groups sang in such telepathic unison like they were interwoven. Their performance was complex enough to thrill a music critic and yet simple enough for a layman to understand, appreciate and enjoy.
The orchestra ensemble looked like what you would see in a Frank Sinatra concert, playing with such discipline and decorum, displaying astounding musical mastery.
I was enthralled when a young lady came on stage and took our breathes away with soothing Opera. It sounded same as what I imagined Opera would sound like.
But when it was time to worship in our African way, they brought it home, it was a sound I was familiar with but hearing it in such an ambience coming such joyful hearts I danced like i was gonna win a prize. The concert was probably planned by a psychologist who could measure the elasticity of human excitement, the performances were arranged in such a manner that when you think you heard and seen the best performance for the night the next act just comes on stage and take you to a new level of excitement.
As a music critic I was satisfied, as a music enthusiast i was entertained, as a musician I learnt so much and made new friends and as a Christian I was blessed beyond words and I felt closer to God than I had ever felt before.
It was indeed a lifetime experience for me. A night I would never forget. And to be honest, I never would have in my wildest imagination think that MFM was capable of birthing an idea for such a concert let alone organize and hold same. The glamorous and intimidatingly grandeurs event changed my entire understanding of what gospel music concert had been.
What I found most intriguing was the brilliant blend of that MFM conservatism and a stupendously extravagant Splendour. I consider myself privileged to have witnessed such a concert in my lifetime, I felt the pride of place as a Christian knowing that a Christian concert could be this glamorous. I CANT WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN
Nigerian Fried Rice puts a spicy, flavorful spin on the traditional fried rice and is appealing on its own or served with a variety of other African food.
I would say, it is a complete meal on it’s own… don’t worry about sides or protein unless you are going all out!
I love making fried rice at home because it is easy to put together and with the money you could spend ordering out. You can make this dish at home and everyone would love it-even the picky eaters.
So what sets this fried rice apart? the addition of thyme, curry, and liver (which is completely optional) but I love it in here. I grew up eating cow liver and chicken liver so I am a fan of ovals.
Now the best part about this fried rice is that it is completely customizable to your taste. Can stand liver? Swap it out for beef or chicken or just double the shrimp.
If you are a vegetarian leave out the meat completely and increase the vegetables.
Enjoy!Nigerian Fried Rice RecipePrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
Nigerian Fried Rice puts a spicy, flavorful spin on the traditional fried rice and is appealing on its own or served with a variety of other African food.Course: MainCuisine: AfricanServings: peopleCalories: 485 kcalIngredients
- 6 cups cooked rice I used Basmati
- 1/4- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2- pound liver cut bite size
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon pepper sauce chili sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1-2 teaspoon maggie powder or chicken bouillon optional
- 1 tablespoon maggie liquid or soy sauce optional
- salt to taste
- 12-16 oz vegetables peas, carrots, green beans
Nutrition FactsNigerian Fried Rice RecipeAmount Per ServingCalories 485Calories from Fat 171% Daily Value*Total Fat 19g29%Saturated Fat 1g5%Cholesterol 273mg91%Sodium 825mg34%Potassium 354mg10%Total Carbohydrates 48g16%Dietary Fiber 3g12%Protein 27g54%Vitamin A159.8%Vitamin C14.3%Calcium14.3%Iron23.1%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Break up the clumpy rice before starting.
Heat a large wok or skillet on medium high heat with about a tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil.
Add the rice stir vigorously for about 2-3 minutes adding Maggie liquid and a tablespoon or more of water or chicken/beef stock as need to moistened rice. Set aside. Quickly wipe the wok or skillet with a clean paper towel or cloth.
Heat 1teaspoon oil in the wok; add shrimp, lightly seasoned with salt. Sauté until just cooked through. Remove add to the fried rice.
Next add another tablespoon of oil, let it heat up, then add the liver or beef lightly season with salt and pepper , quickly stir fry for about a 2 minutes. Remove and add to the rice. Quickly wipe the wok or skillet with a clean paper towel or cloth.
Then add a tablespoon of oil into the wok, followed by onions, thyme, garlic ,peas, carrots, pepper sauce,white pepper, curry powder, and chicken bouillon powder. Stir until fragrant for about 2 minutes.
Finally return the combination of rice, liver, and shrimp to the wok. Stir until everything has been fully combined. Adjust seasoning salt, pepper if necessary.
Garnish with chopped scallion and serve
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