24 Oct 2018

FEVER by WIZKID [VIDEO]

Wizkid has finally Unveils his much anticipated single FEVER video.

Some days ago, He teased a duo single “Fever” and “Master Groove”.

He however today released the Video to the trending FEVER jam and off course has gotten everyone talking.. Peep this new FEVER VIDEO produced by Blaq Jerzee.

ANOTHER TITANIC TO SET SAIL IN 2022 AFTER FIRST TITANIC CRASH IN 1912

A replica of the infamous passenger ship — dubbed the Titanic II — is set to make its first voyage in 2022. It will welcome 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members, USA Today reported, almost the exact same number of each on board the boat that sunk in 1912.

This time around, however, the ship will include an appropriate number of life boats, life-jackets and plenty of modern safety features.

The Titanic II will first take a two-week trip from Dubai to Southampton, England, according MSN. The ship will then trace the original Titanic’s planned route from England to New York across the icy North Atlantic. After which it plans to offer worldwide cruises.

The 1912 voyage, which was immortalized in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, was tragically cut short when the steam ship hit an iceberg. Over 1,500 people lost their lives, more than two-thirds of those on board.

In 2015, the Blue Star Line halted work on the Titanic II because of financial disagreements, derailing plans for the ship to be ready in 2016, according to the BBC. The company announced in September that it was continuing efforts to finish the Titanic II.The ship will cost $500 million to recreate, according to Bloomberg.

“The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits,” the Blue Star Line’s chairman Clive Palmer said, according to MSN.

Who else love to join them in sailing?

OONI PROMISED TO MARRY ME BUT DISSAPOINTED, I MIGHT HAVE HIM ARRESTED--AMERICAN BASED ELIZABETH

The end would not be heard of the scandals that would erupt from the latest royal marriage in Ile Ife between the Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and Prophetess Naomi Shilekunola.

Just five days after his prouncement of Naomi as queen, a jilted lover, Elizabeth Odunlami took to Facebook and revealed what transpired between her and the Ooni.

According to Elizabeth, Ooni of Ife not only promised her marriage but allegedly used her name for business transactions that ran into millions of dollars!

To Naomi, she would not have shared this on Facebook but the humiliation was too much to bear. In her comment sections, many of her friends consoled her and made her understand that she could still be queen if God wills.

The Ijebu-born, who attends the Celestial Church of Christ, lives in New York and worked at the African Charities of America.

All her photos are off Facebook and from her posts, she started dating the king a year ago and was so in love that 90 per cent of her posts are photos of the Ooni of Ife! 

Recall that Kemi reported exclusively on Monday that many aggrieved lovers are not happy. They were all proposed to by the monarch who promised them the Ife’s queen’s crown but he dumped all of them

Aggreived Elizabeth writes:

"Kabiyesi Enitan Ogunwusi, I'm thanking you for the disappointment after using my real biological name to execute your contract from Mr. John in California.
As a matter of fact, you promised me to be your next queen before Naomi, whenever i asked you if you have someone, you were always in denial.

On certainty, you told me that all your so-called spiritualists positively accepted me as your new queen, that shouldn't listen to rumors, always communicating with me everyday promising me ticket to Nigeria soon.
Had it been that i knew you're a liar, do u think that I'll release all my personal informations to both you and your contractor that died in ghastly accident, you put tears in my Unclad eyes and give joy to Naomi after getting your plenty million contracts successfully and also told me after Olojo festival that you're sending me ticket to board airline to Nigeria. If want to deal with you in America way, you'll be arrested by USA, but for the sake of love that i have for YorubaLand, I'll leave you with Judgement of God Oonirisa Oba Funfun Nene. For those making Jess of me on Facebook continue making Jess of me. I'm already successful and I'm a pillar. Nobody tackle with me. Vengeance is Lord between me and you Akande Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi. AdabiArojahadafun iwo ati PA ti mo designated to bring the contract to you at your lle-Ife palace. Idajo Olorun Esan a wo afin e soon wa mo wipe emi gangan ni atupa Jesu"

16 Oct 2018

YBNL NOW HAS 19 MEMBERS, SEE LIST AND ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM (MUST READ)

YBNL NATION (Yahoo Boy No Laptop) is a lagos based street oriented record label founded in 2012.

Unknown to fans, YBNL as a label was first introduced as a group with three friend being the co-founded. Olamide Adedeji (Baddo), Kayode Odesanya (Kida Kudz) and 2kriss and infact a track was released to validate this titled 'ROAD TO YBNL'

Due to unknown reasons, Kida Kudz and 2Kriss seems to fade of from the YBNL scene leaving the 'ANOBI AWON OMO WOBEY', '5STAR GENERAL', 'BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH', OLAMIDE as the CEO of the group which later metamorphosed into a later the same here he dropped his life changing Debut album titled YBNL.  

Olamide after the YBNL album was able to make the YBNL NATION reckon-able and even at a time the most popular in the Nigerian Music Industry after releasing several hits songs. Up till date, YBNL is still highly reckon-able with, some peoples favorite and even dream of most young artistes.

Over the 6 years of YBNL existence, YBNL has really grown with high success recorded and can now boast to have elevated upcoming acts who are now established and well celebrated in the Industry.


Members of the YBNL are general called soldiers with the 5Star general being their head.

Below is a full and complete list of who the YBNL soldiers are:


1. Olamide Adedeji (Baddo): CEO of the label and also an artiste under YBNL nation, in his late 20's with a kid named 'MAXIMILLIANO',Indigene of Ogun state but born and raised in Bariga, Lagos state. 

2. Alexander Okeke: Mostly called Ikemefuna 1, he is the YBNL in-house A&R head, talent and business manager. 

3. Keshinro Ololade (Lil Kesh) : Yes! i mean LIL KESH, just exactly like Olamide, he grew up in Bariga too, despite many critics doubting his ability as a rapper, he now tops the chart as any party ancestor and drop a successful debut album titled YAGI, he now has his own label, Y.A.G.I but still fully affiliated under YBNL.

4. Victor Fadayomi (Viktoh): The Edo state born Entertainer was signed by Olamide at the same time with Kesh in 2014. Known to be a long time friend of Olamide far as way-back 2006. “Skinny Bad Guy” as he fondly calls himself is not doing so well for himself with just 2 hit tracks, Skibi dat, Mad Jam etc. He discovered and Introduced LilKesh to Olamide and Lil Kesh seems to be forever grateful to him. Most fans tag him a Yahoo-boy since he isn't really making it big in music but most times seen to be looking fresh and wealthy

5. Adekunle Kosoko (Gold): The talent in GOLD is so obvious, we ain’t making a mistake. The Orente crooner is still well affliated under Y.B.N.L Nation just as the case of Lil Kesh. As far as we are concerned, we haven’t gotten any official statement yet from either of YBNL management or Mr. Gold himself to confirm his exit from the label. 

6. Temmie Ovwasa(Ybnl Princess): Temmie is the youngest and only female artiste in YBNL. A student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Tachnology. She was discovered and signed by Olamide himself in April 2016. happen not to be making any sense but we still wish her goodluck ahead.

7. Shokoya Segun David(Davolee): rumours had it weeks ago that the Festival bar crooner, ‘Ileka’ departed YBNL already, however events had proved that wrong.  This talented rapper was also discovered by Olamide via Instagram. He appeared and killed the beat on ‘Pepper dem Gang’ a track off Olamide’s ‘The Glory’ Album. He wasnt doing well too but of recent back to make waves as his single 'WAY' is seen topping trends alongside the YBNL Mafia he featured in alongside the label new signings.

8. Eniola Adedeji(Dj Enimoney): He is the YBNL official DJ. He is also Olamide’s brother and doing great in the industry even as a DJ, he did a great DJ tour (THE WOBEY DJ TOUR) early this year which recorded good success. Featured Tiwasavage and Slimcase in 'CODEINE DIET' which was nominated for an award category in AFRIMA


9. Philip Kayode Moses(Pheelz): YBNL official in-house beat maker. ‘Mr. Producer’ as he is fondly called has produced 70 percent of Olamide’s album. He also worked with Adekunle Gold on his debut ‘Gold’ album which topped chart and brought Gold to limelight. You cant write Olamide or YBNL success story without dedicating a chapter to Pheelz.

10. Udomboso John Saviours(Young John): This young due is not over-ratted if called a Legendary hit maker, the ‘Wicked producer’ as popularly called works for both YBNL and Hitfactory studio. Quite very YOUNG and he produced 90% of Lil Kesh’s hit songs. You cant write Olamide, YBNL or especially LIL KESH success story without dedicating a chapter to Young John.

11. Oyebanjo Sunday(Bbanks SNEH): Very talented YBNL in-house mixing and mastering engineer. He is a passionate producer too with a couple of hit tracks to his credit. Known for a quite a while now with Olamide Baddo just like Victor and some few others

12. Fortune Ibrahim (Limerick): A gifted rapper and singer based in Mangoro, Lagos state, The young Ondo state Indigene joined YBNL alongside lyta in February 2018 after Olamide came across his song freestyle 'Pesin' on Instagram. Attends Nigeria Open University and has dropped the YBNL version of person after he got signed featuring Olamide on it. He as dropped another single titled 'RUFF PLAY' afterwards and was also featured on the hot trending 'YBNL MAFIA'.


13. Lawal Raheenm (LYTA): A talented singer with sonorous voice, Lyta in an indigene of Kwara state but born and bred in Ajegunle Lagos. Lyta joined Ybnl alongside Limerick in February 2018 after he was lucky to perform at a show Olamide was present. The Don who never fails to recognize talents contacted him for some close observations before later signing him. Strucked limelight with his song 'TIME' featuring Olamide and also have a Remix featuring Junior Boy. He was also featured on the hot trending 'KPAKUJEMU'.

14. Ojo Sneh: Ojo is YBNL’s utility control manager. just like Bbank, Pheelz, Enimoney and Victoh, Ojosneh has also been with Olamide since way back.

15. Omogbolahan Sodiq Ilabode (Picazo): A 21 year old indigenous rapper based in lagos and currently studying mass communication in Lagos states University, first came to limelight when he won the @Chinko_Ekun 'WALODA' rap contest and was rewarded 100,000. He however was well noticed after he did a cover to Chinko_Ekun hit song 'ABLE GOD'. The cover went viral and Olamide notice him. Picazo was finally signed on 14th October 2018 to the YBNL Labels and has being immediately featured in a the trending 'YBNL MAFIA'.

16. YomiBlaze_IKA:  This sensational rapper was signed about 24hours after his friend Picazo was signed to the YBNL, He was one of the guys hyping Picazo in his viral freestyle and Baddo signed him after feeling the lines in his IKA freestyle and other freestyles on his IG page. He was signed on the 15th October and immediately featured in a the trending 'YBNL MAFIA'.

17. FireboyDML: Fireboy DML is an Afro-pop act who music style is quite synonymous to Reekado Banks, nevertheless, he’s got total charge of his own melody. The Obafemi Awolowo University graduate poses to be a promising artiste and with sonorous voice. He was signed on the 15th of october 2018.

18. Coolio: Apart from being a professional Documentary official. This veteran photographer also serves as the official photographer for Y.B.N.L, he captured the famous Muhammad Ali styled pose which happened to serve as the cover art on the popular Olamide’s ‘Eyan Mayweather’ album.

19. Zachariah Iniemogha(Zini Couture): "Zini Couture the tailor" as baddo shout at times in his songs is the Ybnl in-house stylist and bespoke designer, He is in charge of styling Olamide and other YBNL members, especially when the need for native wear arises.

[VIDEO] BIA by STARBOY TERRI


STARBOY ENTERTAINMENT front line artiste STARBOY-TERRI drop video to his debut single since he joined the Starboy records. 

'BIA' released at the end of the 8th month in 2018 received massive hype from bloggers, hypemen, and  Starboy Wizkid himself as his twitter DP has being the cover art of BIA from the date BIA was released up till today.

Starboy-Terri is proving to be super talented and obviously trailing greatness trail just like the Starboy.
Starboy-Terri first featured in Soco and was also featured in Kpakujemu alongside Olamide, Barryjhay, Lyta, and a dance crew.

This mind thrilling video was shot by Ace Videographer Clarence Peters





15 Oct 2018

UPDATE! OLAMIDE SIGNS OAU STUDENT TO YBNL, 3RD SIGNEE IN 24HOURS

Just after we thought we have seen it all with the YBNL DON, Olamide Baddo signing two fast rising upcoming Rap artiste, Picazo Rhap and Yomiblaze.

The YBNL Don took to his page to his page again to announce the signing of another artistes (Singer) to the YBNL records.

In the notice on his Instagram page, Olamide welcomes @fireboydml who happen to coincidentally be a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University to the label.

Fireboydml is the 2nd artiste from this great institution that Olamide would be signing with Chinko-Ekun being the first. Fireboydml had taken to his IG page to thank Olamide just like other new signees.

We wish him success in the journey of the new life.


OLAMIDE YBNL SIGNS ANOTHER RAPPER 'YOMIBLAZE' (PICAZO's FRIEND)

Less than 24hours after Olamide Baddo announced the signing if Picazo to the YBNL label, Olamide took to his Instagram page again to announce the signing of @YOMIBLAZE who happen to be a very close nigga to Picazo who was judt signed.

Yomiblaze is also another sensational rapper with flows as tight as a virgin pussy and was signed probably after King Baddo listened to his Single titled IKA

Picazo and Yomiblaze are very close friends and were always seen in one another video.

Congratulations to the successful friends.

What do you do with your friends? Ask yourself!!!

[MUSIC] MACARONI BY PICAZO RHAP (YBNL NEW ARTISTE)

YBNL brand new Artiste  Omogbolahan Sodiq Ilabode populary known as Picazo Rhap releases hit single titled “Macaroni” sometimes ago before joining the King Badoo Gang.

He won the first prize of #100,000 in Chinko Ekun‘s “Waloda” rap contest and became widely known after he jumped on his “Able Gold“.

MACARONI IS AN EXCEPTION JAM
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YBNL NEW ARTISTE 'PICAZO RHAP'

The good news took over the air late yesterday 14/10/2018 night when the YBNL Jagaban, Olamide Adedeji popularly called badoo announced the signing of  sensational rapper, Picazo Rhap who have been trending for like 5 days on twitter and instagram due to his dope cover to the Ex YBNL Tiger song 'ABLE-GOD'.

The Able-God really answered Picazo's prayer after his freestyle cover went viral with Celebrities like Tunde Ednut, BaddyOsha and Naijaloaded boss- Mankind helping him with hypes which finally gave him the needed exposure and bought him to limelight immediately after the YBNL don announced his signing through his I.G page.

Below are few thing HOTPLUG have been able to gather about Picazo Rhap:

Picazo Rhap real names are Omogbolahan Sodiq Ilabode

Born and bred in Lagos Mainland

Picazo is a mass communication undergraduate of the Lagos State University

Picaco has a super dope single Titled MACARONI

Being into Rap for about 3 years now

First came to Limelight when he won Chinko Ekun WALODA Rap contest and was rewarded #100,000

Finally blown with Chinko Ekun Able God Cover

Very humble and well loved by Tundeednut, BaddyOsha,  Davolee, Chinko Ekun, Small Doctor to mention but few




PDP MIGHT LOSE IN 2019 IF I AM NOT HIRED AS GRAPHICS DESIGNER

The People Democratic Party (PDP) might lose the 2019 presidential election due to a hardly noticeable reason as small as bad designs for their posters and banners for campaign.

Bee observing for a while now, I noticed that as famous, wealthy and widely accepted the PDP is, one may begin to wonder why this mega party choose not to hire expert graphics designer for their banners and posters work, but rather choose to use low quality graphics art.

As much as this factor look so unnecessary, when critically analysed from the perspective of a marketer, one would ascertain and see the reason why the PDP really needs a better graphics designer ahead of the 2019 general election.

While I would be writing concurrently 3 other reasons why PDP might loose if control measure are not taken, I am calling out the PDP and on a better note advising them to hire an expert like me for their graphics work even as a discounted rate since I also doesn't want this walking-dead Buhari to continue after 2019.

Follow me on I.G @Ak_Wizdom

I build website too!!!



10 Oct 2018

[MUSIC] WETIN WE GAIN RAP VERSION

Inspirational Jam 'Wetin We Gain' by Victor Adere is arguably one of the biggest song in 2018 so far. 

The singer, Victor-AD who as being struggling for fame and acceptance in the industry for about 2 years now got his heart desire after this hit song which was widely accepted in Nigeria and Ghana which resulted in building a nice Fan base for the Talented Act.

As rumours have it that Victor-AD would be collaborating with Superstar Artiste 'Tiwa Savage' on the remix of the popular hit song soon. 

While waiting for the collaboration,

 SMALLZ another talented Edo boy jumped on the beat alongside VICTOR-AD and killed it here in the 'WETIN WE GAIN RAP VERSION'

Wetin you gain if you no listen to this Jam?



[MUSIC] IMPORTANTER by ZAMORRA

Super talented under-rated act Zamorra  known for the uniqueness of his vocal is out now with a dope jam which he called 'IMPORTANTER' . 

The importanter slang induced from this dope jam as being noticed trending on twitter nationally and even globally in the last 24-48 hours.
Zamorra is an excellent Artiste but hasn't really made it to limelight in the Nigerian Music Industry. 

With the trends of things , I can say this is Zamorra's time as i wish him best of luck in the journey into being a Star he has always wanted to be

This Jam is a must hear for everyone,
 Too Much lines, 
Too much Content
Too much vibe

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8 Oct 2018

Nigeria Needs Atiku To Make Life More Meaningful – Tinubu

#THROWBACK NEWS

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has asserted that Nigeria needs people like former vice president, Atiku Abubakar to make life more meaningful for Nigerians.


In a letter to felicitate with the former vice president on his 70th birthday, Tinubu described the Turakin Adamawa as a man of faith, saying faith has kept him going and waxing strong.

In the letter he personally signed, the former Lagos governor urged Atiku to accept that “there is a tide in the affairs of men”.


[b]Tinubu wrote: “I write to felicitate with you on the attainment of the proverbial age of three scores and ten, 70. Your life has been a life of service to your people, your country and the causes you believe in. Nigeria has been well-served by your stewardship and leadership.

“Your steadfastness in walking the democratic path sets you apart as a leader with substance.

“Your passion for education has seen you invest your time and resources in education, knowing full well that when you educate people, you educate a nation.


“You are a man of faith. Your faith has kept you going and kept you strong. I urge you to accept that there is a tide in the affairs of men. You must continue to serve Nigeria well even as a private citizen and a notable leader.

“Do not relent because Nigeria needs you and others like you to continue to make life more meaningful. We must continue to explore common grounds towards promoting the common good.

“I pray for a long life and continued good health for Turaki Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar".

Recall that reports recently had it that both men are allegedly plotting to float a new political party ahead of the 2019 elections.

7 Oct 2018

WIZKID DISCLOSE LOVE FOR HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND 'NAOMI CAMPBELL'


Despite the defaming controversy that rocked the air about Starboy Wizkid not acting as a father to his son Boluwatife, and also treating his babymama, Shola whom he allegedly was the one who dis-flowered her as scum.


The Starboy seems not to really give a f*ck as he publicly professes love for another popular model NAOMI CAMPBELL whom as he being seen rolling with in recent time.



'WETIN WE GAIN' CROONER VICTOR-AD SLIGHTLY ESCAPES DEATH

Fast rising Nigerian Artiste Victor Adere known by his stage name Victor-AD and popular for his single titled 'WETIN WE GAIN' which took over the street some months ago shares his traumatic story of how he escapes death in ogun state.

The singer took to his instagram page to share the story and also revealed that his hypeman was kidnapped.

Victor wrote:
"I want to use this opportunity to say a very big thank you to God for the gift of life today,
Yesterday I had a close shave with death.

I was billed to hold a performance in Benin City, the airlines had to cancel the flight due to bad weather . My team and I decided to move by road
In order to catch up with the show based on the respect I have for my fans,

On my way around shagamu, robbers attacked us and this was very destabilizing. 
My personal effects were forcefully taken from me while some of my team members and I ran into the bush, I can still remember the robbers shouting “shoot anyone you see” they left with my hype man ( whose wife Just gave birth to twins) who pleaded for his life, he was forced to use POS machines to make transfers to the deadly squad.

Above all my team and I are alive, and I am grateful to God for the grace of life!!! #prayforgracemagee🙏🙏"

6 Oct 2018

SEE THE LOOK ON AMBODE'S FACE WHILE ENTERING APC CONVENTION ALONGSIDE SANWO-OLU (PHOTO)

About a week after Governor Akinwumi Ambode lost woefully in LAGOS APC primary to Jide Sanwo-Olu whom the Jagaban, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu annoited. The two contestants were sighted walking in together into the APC national convention venue.

COW WITH TWO (2) HEADS CAUSE COMMOTION IN GOMBE (PHOTOS)

According to online reports, a cow with two heads was recently spotted in a community in Gombe state. Multiple online users took to social media to reveal their shock following viral pictures of the two-headed cattle.

While people are trying to understand how this is possible, report gathered online has it that the location of the weird cow has now turned to a tourist site as residents keep gathering to see the animal for themselves.

Last year, a two-headed calf was born on a farm in the northern town of Guru, Kebbi state, causing panic among the locals.

It remains unclear whether the bizarre
creature was stillborn or died shortly after its birth.

POLICE TEAR-GAS DAVIDO IN PORT HARCOURT

A little drama played out at the entrance of Adokie Amiesiekema stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state where the peoples Democratic party, PDP is holding its national convention to elect its presidential candidate for the 2019 election when music star, David Adeleke (DAVIDO), popularly known as Davido was teargassed by security operatives.

The security agents who were trying to control the crowd at the gate fired teargas into the air, probably not knowing that the music star was in the crowd.

Some party chieftains and security agents later went to appeal and usher him to the stadium with the crowd hailing him.

Ademola Adeleke whom lost the Osun governorship election happen to be an uncle to the music star

5 Oct 2018

SEE THE BIGGEST INTERNET SCAM IN NIGERIA BY EMMANUEL NWUDE, HE SCAMMED $243M

The rise of internet fraud commonly known as 419 is one phenomenon Nigeria has come to be associated it. Before internet fraud became a global issue, Nwude had committed one of the biggest scams in the world.

Specifically, his fraud was the third largest banking scam in the world after the Nick Leeson's trading losses at Barings Bank, and the looting of the Iraqi Central Bank by Qusay Hussein. How was Nwude able to carry out this jaw-dropping scam and convince Nelson Sakaguchi who was the director of the bank to part with so much money for the purchase of an airport? Nwude was a former director of Union Bank of Nigeria and this position made him privy to some links, information and documents that other persons would not be aware of.

He impersonated the then governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Paul Ogwuma, and connected with Sakaguchi informing him of a mouth-watering deal of Nigeria’s plan to build an airport in Abuja.

Nwude, pretending to be the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, told Sakaguchi that he stood of chance of pocketing $10 million commission when the deal passed through. Sakaguchi paid $191 million in cash and the remainder in the form of outstanding interest.

Nwude’s accomplices were Emmanuel Ofolue, Nzeribe Okoli, and Obum Osakwe, along with the husband and wife duo, Christian Ikechukwu Anajemba and Amaka Anajemba, with Christian later being assassinated.

The criminal gang was able to convince the director of the Brazilian bank to part with the money. How did Sakaguchi find out he was a victim of one of the largest scam in the world? In 1997, the Spanish Banco Santander wanted to take over the Banco Noroeste and a joint board meeting was held in December of that year.

Officials of the Spanish bank noted that half of the Brazilian bank’s capital was at Cayman Islands unmonitored. This raised questions as this was two-fifths of Noroeste's total value. Investigation began and was carried out in Brazil, Britain, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States. Although the sale of the Bank still went on as the owners of the bank paid $242 million bill, the nak still collapsed in 2001.

The birth of the EFCC In 2002, the then president, Olusegun Obasanjo saw to the establishment of an anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Nwude’s fraud case one of the first to be investigated and in 2004, all members of the gang were arraigned before an Abuja High Court on 86 counts of "fraudulently seeking advance fees" and 15 counts of bribery related to the case . Although they pleaded not guilty, they were warned not to attempt to bribe court officials as it was suspected that money was going round.

In 2005, Amaka confessed to helping Anajemba and was asked to repay $25.5 million and also sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Nwude attempted to bribe Nuhu Ribadu, the then chairman of the EFCC, with $75,000 cash but the latter refused and Nwude was charged with attempted bribery as well as attempt to kidnap a prosecuting witness.

Following Sakaguchi's witness, Nwude finally pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five concurrent sentences of five years and was also asked to pay $10 million fine to the federal government.

He was released from prison in 2006 and filed a case to reclaim his assets insisting some of them were acquired before the criminal act. He has so far been able to reclaim $167 million. Aftermath A land dispute in the town of Ukpo in the Dunukofia area with Abagana community turned bloody when over 200 men invaded the community killing four policemen and the security guard at the construction site in 2016.



The Anambra state government fingered Nwude as the ringleader and he was subsequently arrested and arraigned on 27 charges including murder and terrorism. He is being held at Awka prison as the court case is still on. While Nwude’s criminal exploit was not the first in the country, it signified the rise in international financial crime and popularise the advanced fee fraud syndrome with Nigeria's name associated with it.