Saturday, January 30, 2016

Meet Octavia Butler, the woman who literarily wrote her life story into existence

I'm hoping this story would inspire you to dare to dream and believe in your ability to achieve your dreams. 
Popular American author Octavia E. Butler did just that by writing in her journal years in advance how she wanted her life to be like. She was very specific, and everything she wrote came to pass.

VIDEO/PICTURES: To combat brutality, Gambian man develops app that records police encounter and alerts loved ones

A new app can now document and hopefully reduce racial profiling during traffic stops in America. The developer Mbye Njie, originally from Gambia, says he developed the app

What African Immigrants Go Through In America! - A Book Review

I recently read a book about what African immigrants go through in America, and because I really enjoyed it, I decided to share my views with you. "This American Life Sef" was written by Rudolf Okonkwo.

VIDEO: Before you move to Eritrea to marry two wives

For a week, rumors have been circulating that the Eritrean government has announced that all men must marry at least two wives. In this short video, I explained why the story is a hoax!

Monday, January 25, 2016

VIDEO: Nigerian passengers celebrate after plane almost crashed!

Passengers on an Aero Contractor plane celebrate during a final landing in Abuja after what could have been a plane crash.
The plane traveling from Lagos was attempting to land in Abuja when the sand storm hit. Passengers were first diverted to Kano

Sunday, January 24, 2016

VIDEO: Keeping It Real With Adeola - 199 (How Will Buhari Fund His 2016 Budget?)

This week on KIRWA, Adeola wonders how Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari would fund the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly.

In South Africa, President Jacob Zuma says he is being persecuted because he did not go to school.

Donald Trump did NOT order Nigerians to leave the U.S

A report has been circulating online that American billionaire and Republican presidential front-runner, Donald Trump, wants Nigerians to leave the US when he becomes the President.
This is a false report
Unfortunately, many Nigerians believed it, circulating the story on the internet, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

PICTURES/VIDEO: Man disappears for 25 years digging exotic caves

For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving out man-made caves from the sandstone hills of New Mexico, and then sculpting these spaces into works of art he calls wilderness shrines. Lee Cowan has the story of an artist who does his best work underground. Below is a video documentary of his works as well as some pictures from one of his caves.

Friday, January 22, 2016

LIVE VIDEO: Funeral of Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband

Today, Celine Dion will say goodbye to her husband Rene Angelil, at the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, where the pair exchanged their wedding vows in 1994.
Rene, was Celine's mentor and manager till he passed away last Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer.

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO: Steve Harvey shares painful jump to success

Steve Harvey, a famous comedians in the U.S. spends a few minutes talking to the audience at the end of every “Family Feud” episode.  In this unaired clip, he gives an inspiring speech to the audience. He explains that in order to become successful in life, one needs to jump, which is something that all successful people have done.

Ghanaian psychiatrist gets fired after recommending T.B Joshua’s holy water & TV to patient in UK

A Ghanaian psychiatrist has lost his job in the United Kingdom, and is now back to Ghana.  
Two years ago, Dr Julius Awakame; a Ghanaian psychiatrist working for the North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom advised a patient to seek spiritual help by watching Pastor T.B. Joshua's Emmanuel TV, adding that she should call the Church in Lagos to request for 'some nice holy water.'  

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO: How one man created Senegal TV online

Lamine Mbengue is the creator of Senegal TV, a web TV channel targeting Senegalese people abroad who want to connect with home. Senegal TV is growing to become one of the largest creators of content for the web in Senegal.

2016 CHAN: Tunisia 1 Nigeria 1 - As It Happened

Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia
90+3 – Game ends
90+2 – Nigeria come close but nothing comes out of this attack inspired by skipper Chima Akas, game held up to attend to Tunisia goalkeeper
90+1 – Tunisia have been the better team, but could not translate their superiority into goals

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Meet the Ghanaian female entrepreneur building bikes out of bamboo

In Kumasi Ghana, Bernice Dapaah is making new bikes from bamboo trees. Her company is known as Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative, and she has trained and employed more than 35 young people. The frame is completely recyclable, and for each Bamboo plant used, her team plants ten more. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 198 (How Nigeria's 2016 National Budget Disappeared)

This week on KIRWA, find out how Nigeria's 2016 National Budget disappeared from the National Assembly.

Also, a Togolese man Victor Agbégnénou has designed the world's most affordable telecommunication system making it possible for rural Africans to access the internet.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

VIDEO: Nigerian woman adopts 72 orphans

Meet Hauwa Salihu, popularly known as Uwar Marayu. She is the founder and owner of Gidan Marayu, an orphanage in Nassarawa, Kaduna State, where 72 children presently call home. The children's age ranges from three days to twenty years. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

PHOTOS: Victims of Splendid hotel attack in Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou

Security forces battled suspected Islamist fighters who were holding hostages at hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday, gendarmes and witnesses said.

VIDEO: Brother of Biafra's Nnamdi Kanu speaks out, warns Nigerian government

Kanu Kanunta the brother of Nnamdi Kanu - leader of IPOB has warned Nigerian government to be very careful with how they handle Nnamdi. 
Kanunta talked about what his brother stands for, how he believes his brother is being treated by the Nigerian government, and IPOB's present leadership. 

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Gunmen currently attacking Burkina Faso hotel, hostages taken

Ouagadougou – Suspected Islamist fighters have reportedly attacked a major hotel in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou and are engaged in fighting with security forces.
Eyewitnesses said two car bombs went off outside the Splendid hotel at around 19:30 local time (same as GMT).

VIDEO: A child shall be born & they shall call him Biafra

In this video by Master Prophet Joshua Y Yahwins, he prophesied that Biafra would be born even though it would face a lot of persecutions. 

Buhari fails to sympathize with parents of Chibok girls - BBOG campaigner laments

According to the Bring Back Our Girls group, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was visibly angry and failed to sympathize during a meeting with the parents of Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than a year ago. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

VIDEO: Why you should never throw away or post your boarding pass online!

While a boarding pass is known to contain the name of the passenger, flight number, destination, seat number and gate number, the bar code on it contains much more.
As evidenced in the video below, forensic expert - Winston Krone revealed that hackers can easily steal one's name, home address, email address, phone number, and gain access to ones financial details just by scanning the bar code.

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO - Ilwad Elman, Somali human rights advocate

I was really inspired by 26-year-old Ilwad Elman who runs the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu with her mom. 
Her father was an ardent peace activist in the 1990s, spreading the mantra "Put down the gun, pick up the pen" around Somalia, but he was assassinated in 1996. 

VIDEO: 'Osato' New movie highlights human trafficking in Nigeria

A new movie directed by Ify Mojekwu and Eddy Ifeanyichukwu has highlighted the problem of human trafficking in Nigeria. Filmed in Ireland and Nigeria, "Osato" is set to be released soon. Below is the trailer. 

VIDEO: Angels appeared during Church service

I'm just looking for honest opinions whether you think the angels in this video are real or not. This is prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the popular Malawian Pastor in South Africa who claimed to walk on air last year.
In this video released last month, the Prophet prayed that the eyes of his congregation would be opened to see Angels, so they could believe.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hackers now using WhatsApp update to steal your bank information

Several WhatsApp users have reported downloading a bogus WhatsApp update that asked for their banking details. This update actually steals data once downloaded.  Apart from showing up as a regular update on your phone, some received the message via email

Do you agree with this 'World Selective Compassion' map?

As illustrated in this map, many have argued that if victims of tragedy are not white, western European descents, or economically important to white people, the level of compassion they'll receive would be minimal.

Is Nigeria ready to remove State Of Origin?

A year after promising to remove State of Origins, Nigerians are circulating the words of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on social media:

Say what? 2016 Budget not missing, Buhari secretly withdrew it?

A new report says the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly by President Buhari is not missing after all, it was secretly withdrawn. While we're waiting for the presidency to confirm this, find details below.

Dr. Damages Ep 213 - Does the EFCC Chairman Think We Are All Mumu?

This week on Dr. Damages, the EFCC chairman says that the reason why he has not been going after APC thieves is because he hasn't received petitions against them. Dr. Damages points Magu to places he can find the petitions.

Monday, January 11, 2016

VIDEO: Scientific reasons why fasting is good for you!

What if you find out you can live longer, be more productive, avoid diseases and keep your brain functioning much longer if you fast? Well, in this video by TEDx, Mark Mattson - the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University proves just that.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

VIDEO: Children taken from Nigerian parents in UK after son makes false claim

A Nigerian couple had their children taken by Bexley Social Services in UK after their eldest son made a false allegation of child abuse against them. Despite the boy retracting his allegation

VIDEO: Man captured asking for bribe at Lagos International Airport

It's now the norm for some people to ask you for bribe if you want to go on the fast track at the Lagos International Airport. A KIRWA viewer was asked to give $20. He filmed it and sent it to me.

VIDEO: Nigerians moving back home for lucrative jobs

In this video by Channel 4 News, several Nigerian professionals are moving back to take up lucrative jobs. While the people in the video are excited, a number of viewers say it's not as easy as it looks.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Keeping It Real With Adeola -197 (Grading Buhari's First Media Chat)

This week on KIRWA, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari had his first media chat tackling myriad of issues facing the country. 
In Kenya, Muslims risked their lives to save Christians in Al-Shabaab bus attack.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Rwanda's Kagame hits back at U.S for condemning his intention for third term

The president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has hit back at the U.S for condemning his intention to run for third term. 
A referendum recently passed by 98% in Rwanda says Kagame could run for 3rd term and possibly remain in power till 2032. After the U.S State Department said in a statement that

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

For lack of girlfriend, Kenyan man cuts off his manhood!

A 25-year-old Kenyan man has chopped off his penis because girls kept turning him down. Leonard Kimotho from Kirinyaga County, caused a stir in his community when he used a sharp knight to chop it off on new year's day!

VIDEO: Rwanda's Paul Kagame To Be President Till 2034?!

A newly passed referendum in Rwanda will allow President Paul Kagame to run for third term and to possibly remain in power till 2034. While many believe 98% of Rwandans signed the referendum, in this excerpt of KIRWA, some say they were forced to sign the referendum.

VIDEO: Zambian convicted rapist made Ambassador Against Gender Violence

This week on KIRWA, a singer convicted of 
raping a 14-year-old girl is now the ambassador against gender violence. Clifford Dimba also known as Captain Kenene served one year of an 18-year prison sentence for the rape before being pardoned by the President.

VIDEO: Killing Of Shiite Muslims In Nigeria: Who To Blame

When Nigerian soldiers killed hundreds of Shiite Muslims in December, they claimed it was because the Shiites blocked the road. In this excerpt of KIRWA, Adeola discussed who to blame.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

VIDEO: President Uhuru drives without a seat belt; Kenyans react

This was supposed to be an interview on how cool Kenyan president is, (and I think he's pretty cool), but while many Kenyans are thrilled watching President Uhuru Kenyatta drive himself to his village like an ordinary citizen, others are criticizing him for driving before putting on the seat belt.

My interview on Naija Enterprise! My encounter with Mugabe, the show, & life in general

I was recently in Michigan, and Naija Enterprise interviewed me on the making of my show -"Keeping It Real With Adeola," my encounter with President Mugabe, and life in general.

I get shy watching myself anyway, but watching my response when they asked about my morning ritual makes me laugh :) Can't believe I said that

Keeping It Real With Adeola episode 196 (Buhari Says Boko Haram 'Technically' Defeated)

In this episode of KIRWA, Nigerian President says he has technically defeated Boko Haram, but has he? 

So, should the Nigerian army kill hundreds of Shiite Muslims just for blocking the road?

Also, Adeola features passengers boarding a plane with a ladder in Bauchi State. 

VIDEO: Dr. Damages Episode 212 - Things To Look Up To In 2016

This week on Dr. Damages, the great Trent online newspaper named former President Goodluck Jonathan the man of the year 2015? Dr. Damages tells you the real reason behind that great honor. Once you hear it, you will join in rejoicing.

VIDEO: No subscription, no monthly fees! Togolese invents world's most affordable internet for remote Africa

A Togolese scientist has invented the world's most affordable wireless communication system, transmitting voice, internet, and video connections. Several powerful countries have approached Victor Agbégnénou, but he has refused to sell the patent rights to them.

VIDEO: Obama's interview with comedian Jerry Seinfeld - Would your president do this?

Each time I watch this funny interview, I ask myself "how come most African presidents don't do things like this?" By the way, during the interview, Obama briefly talked about world leaders that refuse to leave power even when they're old are barely able to take care of themselves.

Friday, January 1, 2016

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Despite death threats, this woman wants to be Somalia's first female president

This woman is the definition of bravery. Meet Fadumo Dayib,  a 42-year-old woman that wants to be Somalia's first female president.
The mother of four says she has been receiving death threats since she declared her intention to run. She however says nothing will stop her from running. 

VIDEO: Olamide & Don Jazzy throw shades at each other at the Headies 2015

By all means, the highlight of tonight's Headies award was the drama between rapper Olamide and producer Don Jazzy. Angry that his protege Lil Kesh lost the most coveted NEXT Rated award to Mavin record’s Reekado Banks,