“About a year ago I never thought I will have a reason to laugh again” – Read Tee Billz’ Inspiring Testimony

Artiste Manager Tee Billz has shared a personal testimony of how he came out of a “dark place” he found himself in about a year ago.

He shared a photo of him and his life coach Lanre Olusola and wrote:

When you are in a dark place, from my own personal experience I know it’s very hard to believe anything good and even the concept of God is questionable at that moment.
Trust me, God will definitely come through for you….. About a year ago I never thought I will have a reason to laugh again. But God’s Mercies and Grace are beyond human COMPREHENSION!
TRUST in Him.
Keep HOPE Alive.
Have FAITH in God’s Faithfulness.
He is your FATHER and His LOVE for you is Eternal and Unconditional.
If you can see and believe this HELP is on the way.
Hopefully this picture can help someone out there that is poisoned by stress, under pressure, feeling pain or afraid of failure.
Know this for SURE my God can fix every broken situation in your life….NEVER give up …Keep on Keeping on!!! You will ALSO LAUGH again soon.❤️😎💪🏾

Ugo Ehiogu dies after suffering heart attack, Tottenham Hotspur confirm

‘Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club’
Former England and Aston Villa defender passes away aged 44

The former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44, Tottenham have announced.

“It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Ugo Ehiogu, our Under-23 coach,” read a Tottenham Hotspur statement.

“Ugo received immediate treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest at the training centre yesterday before being transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of the morning.

Spurs’ head of coaching and player development, Johjn McDermott, said: “Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club. Ugo’s immense presence will be irreplaceable. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Gemma and his family.

“The club sends its deep condolences to Ugo’s family. Gemma has specifically asked that the family are given privacy at this difficult time.

“We should also like to place on record our thanks to all the medical professionals including those at North Middlesex University Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital and their care and support.”

The Football Association has led the tributes to former England player. “We’re devastated to hear the news that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all lucky enough to know himk,” read a statement on England’s official Twitter feed.

Born in Homerton, east London, Ehiogu started out on the long road towards becoming a professional at Senrab Football Club, the local team which can count the likes of Ray Wilkins, Bobby Zamora, Jermain Defoe, Sol Campbell and John Terry among its former players.

It was, though, at West Brom where the young defender would come through the youth ranks, before Ron Atkinson took him to Aston Villa in 1991 when Ehiogu was, by his own admission, “a nervous 18-year old”.

On the pitch, though, there was nothing but a calm exterior as Ehiogu developed into an integral part of the Villa rearguard alongside Paul McGrath, winning his first trophy with the League Cup in 1994, despite having missed a penalty in the semi-final shoot-out victory over Tranmere.

He would become a cult figure at Villa Park, inheriting the number five shirt vacated by McGrath and going on to make more than 300 appearances, one of which was in the 2000 FA Cup final loss to Chelsea.

Middlesbrough came calling in November 2000, shelling out a then club-record £8m for the defender who teamed up with former Villa player Gareth Southgate as part of the Riverside revolution and he won the League Cup again in 2004 with victory over Bolton in Cardiff.

International recognition also followed as Ehiogu scored on his England debut in a 3-0 friendly victory against Spain – Sven Goran-Eriksson’s first game in charge.

However, continued knee problems would hamper his later career, which took in Leeds, Rangers and Sheffield United prior to his retirement in 2009.

Although Ehiogu eventually moved into coaching, the break from football allowed him to follow his other passion, helping to set up record label Dirty Hit, which boasts the likes of The 1975, Ben Khan, Superfood, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Fossil Collective.

In 2010, he told Skysports.com: “I miss parts of football, I miss the banter, but I was lucky enough to have 20 years of playing and that was enough of training, playing and the discipline. It had taken its toll and my mind and my body were ready for a break.

“My love of football is massive, but my love of music is amazing.

“You have people eating out of your hands when you’re singing, you have people singing the lines of your song.

“Basically, the only difference would be that, socially, when you’re a musician it seems that you can get away with doing almost anything you like. It is deemed as being what a rock star does. That balance needs to readdress itself, but I don’t think it ever will.”

Ehiogu, who admitted he “used to get psyched-up to a bit of Bon Jovi” before a match, took his first steps into coaching at Spurs’ academy under Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsey.

He had very much bought into the philosophy to inspire the next generation, which included developing a mentoring programme for young players to highlight issues around the modern game.

“If you come to watch games at Tottenham – in particular at development level – you will notice how we try and play, in a certain way with a certain style,” he said in a 2013 column for the Daily Mail.

“My hope is to see an England team that tries to play flowing interchangeable football, that can mix it with the best teams through physique and technique. It’s the way forward.”

Budding Premier League defenders needing advice on what it takes to succeed at the top would do well to look at a DVD of Ehiogu’s rock-solid performances for both club and country.

He leaves behind his wife Gemma, and a son.

‘Sex-pest’ Nigerian pastor cuffed at PE airport

Controversial Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso arrived at the Port Elizabeth airport shortly after 3pm this afternoon [20/04/17] where he was arrested by a large police contingent.

Omotoso, 58, allegedly sexually abused scores of young women.

Shortly before his arrival defence advocate Terry Price, who was waiting for his client at the airport,  got into a verbal argument with member of the Hawks as he question whether they would be arresting the pastor.

Omotoso was handcuffed and escorted from the airport by a number of police officers.

Earlier today it was confirmed that top Port Elizabeth defence attorney Alwyn Griebenow will represent Omotoso. Griebenow confirmed that he was Omotoso’s attorney and that he and Price would be meeting with the Hawks.

Omotoso arrived at the Hawks premises in King Edward Street, Newton Park, shortly after being escorted from the airport.

While reports were circulating that Omotoso was planning to hand himself over to the Hawks, Griebenow said his client was only meeting with police.

“He is not planning to hand himself over. The police have not indicated that there is a warrant of arrest. He will meet with them later but it is only an interview,” Griebenow told The Herald.

The Nigerian evangelist came under scrutiny after his church featured on current affairs programme Special Assignment on Sunday. The programme spoke to women who claimed that they were lured into performing sexual favours for the pastor.

Video: Nobody Ugly – P-Square

Nigeria’s most famous pair,P-Square, have completely raised the bar many notches higher with this instant classic they call “Nobody Ugly” Produced by Chris String.

The track is rendered over a joyful and addictive high-life instrumental and is accompanied with a video fully packed with beautiful bursts of colour and intense, rib-cracking humour. On this song,Peter andPaulpositively address some serious social issues of self esteem and the daily damage caused by the alarming “fakeness” on social media.

The extremely beautiful lyrics preach of self acceptance, financial hope, reassurance and positivity while respectfully condemning the need to be unnecessarily extra just for vain endorsement.There’s no contesting the fact that this beautiful piece will sleep at the top of both local and international charts.

Drake’s More Life Just Pulled A Views And Smashed A Streaming Record

Drake‘s got a thing for breaking records, and More Life is no exception to the rule as the playlist project has now smashed a streaming landmark a week after its debut.

With Views, his 2016 full-length, Drake set a record for streaming on multiple counts: Views was streamed a whopping 245.1 million times during the first week of its release, and “One Dance,” the second single from the album, is Spotify’s first track to cross the billion play mark.

Now, More Life has thoroughly trounced Views‘s release week numbers, as Billboard reports that the playlist project was streamed the equivalent of 384.8 million times in that initial seven-day period.

THREE. HUNDRED. AND. EIGHTY. FOUR. POINT. EIGHT. MILLION. TIMES. That means that J. Lo got drunk-texted at least a million times, Kanye West glowed up to a six-figure tune, a couple hundred thousand listeners turned to the text they shouldn’t have sent while blasting “Blem” while sighing woefully, and millions of impromptu dance breaks took place in in subway cars, kitchens, clubs, and offices when “Passionfruit” came on.

That’s a whole mess of More Life all up in your Spotify action, and that’s more than the streaming combos of Views and Beyoncé‘s Lemonade combined. (Bey was the record-holder before Drake showed up, with Lemonade units moved adding up to a 115.2 million streaming equivalent.)

Congrats to Drake on this massive win. (And to Drake’s dad as well, because this is a win for him, too.)

“2Baba is speaking to Nigerians with hit song Holy Holy” song producer Boljibeats

Holy-HolyYou might want to know the creative producer behind the latest 2Baba hit ‘Holy Holy’. Meet Boljibeatz, a producer and band member of Tek Band that plays for the music legend.

Str8upbangin caught up with the rising hitmaker who had previously impressed with his work on ‘Jeje’ another radio hit by 2Baba. In a brief chat, he broke down how ‘Holy Holy’ was made and talked about his craft.

2Baba wanted to talk to the people according to the producer who seems visibly excited by the attention the song has gained since its release.

On listening to ‘Jeje’ and ‘Holy Holy’ it is not easy to point out Boljibeatz production style and he attributes this to the versatility of Nigerian producers himself included.