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Sights and Sounds of Glo’s Classy ‘Twenty and Unlimited’ Celebration



By Eric Elezuo

The name Globacom as a brand has continued to provoke class, acceptance, philanthropy, availability and affordability. These, it has continued to provide for humanity in the last 20 years.

Consequently, the purely Nigerian brand, rolled out the drums Saturday night to celebrate landmark achievements that have changed the telecommunications horizon across board.


Held at the Eko Hotel, and anchored by Tee A and Moet Abebe, the green event was graced by first class personalities including the Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, and Chairman, Ovation Media Group, Aare Dele Momodu.

Also present were notable individuals in the entertainment industry. Among them were Ghanaian Actress, Juliet Ibrahim, Actor Bolanle Ninalowo, Comedian Brother Shaggy, Actress Ini Edo, and Fashion Designer, Mai Atafo.

In her welcome address, the Executive Vice Chairman of Glo, Bella Disu, hailed the successes that have trailed the brand in the last 20 years, and appreciated Nigerians for their support towards what Glo has become, and still to become.

She welcomed all and sundry, and promised that the night will live up to its billing; a tradition Glo has been known for over the years. Recall that the brand recently hosted ‘An Evening with Glo’.

“We promised Nigerians the best in telecommunications, and we have done just that. At 20, we have a lot to be proud of. Our slogan, ‘Glo with pride definitely encapsulate our journey,” she said in parts.

The night of razzmatazz featured high octane performances from A-list artists including wave making Kizz Daniel, Chike and Wande Coal.

Also spicing up the evening were competitions such s singing, beauty pageantry, best dressed (male and female) among others. These were followed by presentation of cash gifts to winners.

Among the winners were Ifoghale Ashaka, who won the Mr Glo contest. The runners up were Hakeem Obayomi and
Olalekan Agbaje as the first and second runners up respectively.

In the female category, Okafor Gift emerged winner while Akinseye Favour and
Faith Chika Obi came second and third respectively.

In its continuous show of magnanimity and philanthropy, Glo gave out N2.5m each to 85 awardees just as Zina victor as named the best dressed male on the night.

In the singing competition, Chukwudi Okorie and Otesanya Adetayo emerged winners for the male and female categories respectively.

In 20 years, Glo has shown itself as the telecoms brand of choice, sustaining the candor that launched it into the market in August, 2023. It has on a daily basis dished out goodies after goodies to complement its credential as the master of per second billing as well as grand Master of data.

In its line up of ambassadors are an array of personalities across industries, especially entertainment, and it is not an understatement to say not a few Nigerians have been beneficiaries of the Glo largesse, and the kind heart of its Founder and Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. GCON.

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Breath of Life Shines at AMVCA, Wins Best Movie Award




Breath of Life has been announced as the winner of the Best Movie Award at the 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Wale Ọjọ, the lead actor in the movie won the Best Actor Award.

“Breath of Life” is a Prime Video original written and directed by BB Sasore who also won the Best Director award of the night. It was produced by by Eku Edewor.

The movie is a faith-based film that follows the story of Timi, who has lost his sense of purpose until he met his Elijah, who changed his life and destiny.

The movie is set in the 1950s to showcase the stellar life of a young Timi, who has a talent for languages, graduating at the top of his class, and becoming the most excellent candidate in the British Navy.

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Simi Features As Special Guest on Glo-sponsored African Voices




Star singer Simi is special guest on Glo-sponsored African Voices

This weekend’s edition of African Voices Changemakers, on CNN International, will feature Nigerian songster, songwriter and actress, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, popularly known by her stage name, Simi.

According to a statement by sponsors of the show, Globacom, Simi will delight viewers with inspirational stories behind her adventure in the music world on the 30-minute magazine programme.

Simi was born on 19 April 1988 in Lagos as the last of four children. She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, entitled “Ogaju”. She gained public recognition in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015. Earlier in 2014, Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music, but left the label in May 2019 following the expiration of her contract.

She released her second studio album “Simisola” on September 8, 2017. Her third studio album “Omo Charlie Champagne”, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her 31st birthday on April 19, 2019, after which she launched her record label Studio Brat in June of the same year.

The graduate of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State was one of the top judges in Season 7 of the Nigerian idol TV show in 2022.

Simi who married a singer named Adekunle Gold in a private wedding ceremony on January 9, 2019 became a mother for the first time on the 30th of May 2020 when she gave birth to her daughter Adejare.

The 30-minute magazine programme will be aired on Saturday at 8.30 a.m. Repeats will be broadcast on Saturday at noon; Sunday at 4.30 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. On Monday next week, another repeat will be shown at 4.00 a.m., Saturday at 8.30 a.m. and 12 noon and Sunday at 7.00 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

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‘We Finally Lost Him’, AGN Confirms Junior Pope’s Death




The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, has confirmed the death of Nollywood actor, John Paul Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope.

The actor and three of his colleagues were coming back from a movie location in a boat when they fell into Anam River in Anambra on Wednesday.

Rollas took to his instagram page on Thursday to disclose the sad development as he wrote, “It is so so sad that our joy was shortlived.

“My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail.

“God knows the best. We finally lost him,” he said.

Junior Pope joined the Nollywood industry in 2006, and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies.

He usually played the role of a bodyguard, palace attendant, and servant in movies.

In 2007, he rose to fame after acting in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Secret Adventures”, a movie directed by Tchidi Chikere.

He acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include: “Secret Adventures”, “Mad sex”, “Bitter Generation”, “Vengeance of Bullet”, “The Cat”, “The Generals”, “Wrong Initiation” among others.


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