Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Sunday, 10 January 2016
Eksu has released the final list of admitted students on the 4th of January 2016, and the new VC Prof. Bamidele from the faculty of education who was also the former Vice chancellor of the defunct institution USTI (university of science and technology, ikere) has announced the 1st of February 2016 as the date the institution exam is to commence.
Extras: slot is now open for students with CGPA of less than 1.5 average to change their faculty.
Hall of fame rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay,
known as much for his big heart and charitable
work in Chicago as for his singing
internationally, died Friday. He was 73.
The Mississippi-born Clay — whose gruff, tenor-
tinged voice on blues songs such as "Trying to
Live My Life Without You" varied from his
haunting but hopeful baritone on gospel
standards like "When the Gates Swing Open" —
died suddenly of a heart attack at 6:30 p.m.,
said his daughter, Ronda Tankson.
The one-time Grammy nominee had a year of
touring planned behind recent records and
recognition at May's 37th Blues Music Awards,
manager Miki Mulvehill said. Clay is nominated
for Soul-Blues Male Artist and Soul-Blues Album
for "This Time for Real," his collaboration with
"Otis was the last standard-bearer for deep
southern soul music, the really gospel-inflected
music that was in its heyday in the late '60s
and early and mid '70s," Price told The
Associated Press on Saturday. "These styles
change, and different styles are in the forefront,
but Otis was just as strong in the past five
years ... For that reason, he was an icon for a
lot of us who work in this genre."
European music enthusiasts and record-
collectors flock to Clay's music because of its
spare, "unvarnished" style wrought of the 1960s
soul scenes in Memphis, Tennessee and Muscle
Shoals, Alabama, Price said.
A 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee who moved
to blues-steeped Chicago in 1957, Clay had just
begun planning a gospel tour of the U.S.,
followed by a summer European tour and, later,
the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise,
Mulvehill said. His latest album is called, "Truth
But Clay was much more than a talented
musician. A resident of Chicago's West Side, he
was an avid humanitarian whose charitable
works included assisting development of the
Harold Washington Cultural Center.
"Otis was the first one to jump on the 'Can I
help?' train," Mulvehill said.
Tankson, a Chicago special education teacher
whose pupils include autistic children, said her
father gave little thought to what benefit he'd
get from performing and held nothing back,
even when appearing for her students.
"He sang to them as if they paid and he was on
stage," Tankson said.
Friends and co-workers of Tankson's, whom
Clay had never met, repeatedly asked if he
would sing "When the Gates Swing Open" at
loved ones' funerals. "He never let me down on
that," she said, adding that he once delayed a
recording-session trip to Memphis to comply.
Clay was born Feb. 11, 1942 in Waxhaw,
Mississippi, to a musical and religious family,
according to his online biography. After his
arrival in Chicago, he joined the Golden
Jubilaires, and in 1960 became part of Charles
Bridges' Famous Blue Jay Singers, performing a
cappella at schools and hotels.
"We were known as variety singers, or we were
billed as (performing) 'Old Negro Spirituals and
Plantation Melodies,'" Clay said in his biography.
His recording debut came in 1965 with the
rousing ballad, "Flame in Your Heart." Four
decades later, in 2007, he was nominated for a
Grammy for the gospel CD, "Walk a Mile in My
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Saturday, 12 October 2013
enjoying the sun at the
beach in Lekki when a
Lady girl came and
asked him, "Are u
Akpos replied; "No, I am
A man came and asked
him the same question.
Akpos replied, "No!
No! ..Me Akpos!".
Later on a Little Girl
came and asked him
same question again.
Akpos became angry and
to move away.
While walking, he saw a
He went up to him and
asked," Are you
Relaxing?" The guy
"Yes, I am relaxing."
Akpos gave him a hot
slap on his face and
man ,Is it not you
everybody is looking
Am sure u atleast smiled. A word for Akpors
Friday, 11 October 2013
Really really *sad*
Vixen guitarist Jan Kuehnemund has lost
her cancer battle at the age of 51. The girl
group founder and lead guitarist passed
away on Thursday (10Oct13), according to
reports. The Minnesota native formed
Vixen in high school and moved the band
to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s, later
signing to EMI and releasing a self-titled
debut album in 1988. Vixen also hit the
singles charts with Cryin' and Edge of a
Broken Heart, and the bandmates
appeared in director Penelope Spheeris'
film The Decline of Western Civilization II:
The Metal Years. Regulars on MTV, the
group followed up their debut album with
Rev It Up in 1990. Kuehnemund briefly
reunited the band's classic line-up for
VH1's Bands Reunited in 2004.