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OGUN STATE: I Would Have Been An Actor Or Comedian, Popular Priest, Agbotifayo

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A popular Priest in Isara, Remo North area of Ogun State, Ifadare Ayedun, popularly known as Agbotifayo Empire has given an insight on his journey so far as a priest.

He sheds more light on this and many more in the interview

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Q: Can we meet you sir ?

A: My name is Ifadare Ayedun, I am popularly known as Agbotifayo Empire. I am From Isara, Remo North Local Government, Ogun State.

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Q: Can you tell us your educational background?

A: After finishing my secondary school, I tried to further my education after I have sat for my GCE and JAMB. I had a dream of going to the University of Ibadan but my dad told me that I have to go and learn Ifa that that is my line. He said he had consulted the oracle about it so I had no choice than to go and learn Ifa. He said even if I want to go to school, I must learn that Ifa first because he wanted me to be a priest so I decided to learn Ifa and forgot about school.

When I started learning, I discovered that my dad was right so I started having more customers if I do charm for them and I asked them for two thousand they will compensate me with 200k so I was surprised and I said truly this is my way so I focused on it and I was committed about it my mum wanted me to to school
So people started coming to me to seek solution to their problems so I have been having lot of clients when I do charm of 2000 , they will compensate me with hundred thousand naira. I started getting more clients at the age of 21, many people believe when you are not into yahoo or any fraudulent acts you can’t make it, but I prove them wrong,
With my achievements, I thank God for my life now.

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Q: What Are your challenges so far?

A: in this life, we have to face challenges, part of it was when my in-law reported me at the Police station that I should not marry her daughter because of my religion, my in-law is a deaconess and my wife was a church choir. It was a challenging time for me then because whenever police wanted me to appear I have to go there, it got to a point that my people started following me to police station over the issue, I don’t want to leave my wife because I love her so much. it is not my in-law’s fault but because people have tarnished the traditional religion.

People believe that traditionalists are evil and that is not right, the Pastor, Alfa are not better than the traditionalists we are better than them.

Q: Why Do You Say Traditional Religion is better than Others ?

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A: The traditional religion is the best to do, we are all Yorubas, Oranmiyan is in Igbo, yoruba land and Hausa land, there is Ifa everywhere, Nigeria and Africa, traditional religion is the only way, white people have been coming down here to visit me, they love Ifa, if you see them chanting Ifa, you will know what am saying. All these pastors we are talking about are desperate well it is not the fault of the people that tarnished the image of the traditional religion but the fault of our forefathers, everybody has tradition even the white, they also have their tradition.

Q: Why are you being generous?

A: I think when you have enough, you have to give back to the people who don’t have. It is good to put smiles on people’s faces. It is not even untill you have much before you can start to give

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Q: We also learnt that you have sponsored many students in schools, what prompted that?

A: It is what Ifa told me to do and I will continue to do that, I pray God gives me the strength and good health to do it.

If you are not a priest what other thing will you love to do?

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If am not a priest, I will love to be a comedian or an actor.

Q: How do you feel receiving leadership award tagged “Man Of the Year”?

A: I felt elated because the award came from Nigerian youths like me. I really appreciated the youths for giving the award that shows they appreciate me and recognize me. I also want to assure them that I will continue in my good work to humanity.

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Central Music Awards 2022 – Full List Of Winners

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Heritage Event Promotions, the organizers of the annual Central Music Awards made history again last Saturday, November 26, 2022 as they held it’s 11th edition of the most prestigious regional award scheme in Ghana.

The 11th edition of the Central Music Awards took place at Glitz City Hotel in Cape Coast with a Classy Black Carpet hosted by Effua Nkoso.

The event begun with a magnificent Brass Music opening challenge between Adom Mysterious Band and Cape Vibes Band.

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The main event night which had about 2000 attendees was hosted by MC Deefio with support from Effua Nkoso as Co-MC.

The big night had trilling and electrifying performances from the Smelling Good Geng, Kojo Vypa, Quarmy Zaggy, Mr. Fantastic, Yaw Blvck, Emogy, Loyce, AmWan, Goddy Wan, Bassaw, and other great live band performances from Emintzimadze Band and Cape Vibes Band.

Heritage Promotions saw to the presentation of 43 Awards to Musicians, Industry players and Stakeholders in recognition of their hard work and immense contribution to the creative industry in the region.

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“Fine Boy” hitmaker, Orkortor Perry was crowned the Artitse of the Year for the 2022 edition of the Central Music Awards.

Legendary Ambassadar Da Sada received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his unflinching support to the Industry and paving way for the current musicians in the region.

Other renowned personalities and stakeholders who were honored during the big night include Hon. Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie, Deputy CEO for Coastal Development Authority, Nana Obokese  Ampah, the Apagyahene of Asebu Traditional Area, Uncle Ato Trustworthy, Sammy Flex, Dr. Pounds and Nhyiraba Kojo.

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From the glitz and glams on the Black Carpet to the electrifying performances on the Kanin stage, the event saw in attendance top Government officials, Traditional Rulers, Corporate Business personalities, Media Personalities, Industry players, Nominees and music Lovers.

Below is  the full list of winners at the Central Music Awards 2022

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING CHIEF PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Nana Obokese

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HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MUSIC PERSONALITY – Nyhiraba Kojo

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Uncle Ato Trustworthy

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Dr Pounds

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HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SammyFlex

HERITAGE OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY  Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie

FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Ama Nova

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NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Blark Tana

EMERGING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Denzel White

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR – Maa Fausty – Nkwagye Nyankopong

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GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Adjoa Praiz

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR – 2 Feet

BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – How Far Bru – 2 Feet Ft. Taboo x Size Zero

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RAGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR – Mr. Fantastik

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR — Yaw Blvck 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – Loyce

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BEST SOND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – King Odyssey

BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Liugee Beatz

MUSIC OF THE YEAR – Boabis – Soul Mate

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DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR – Mr. Fantastik – Good Loven

GHANA POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR – Kofi Kinaata – Wo Pri

BEST PROMOTER – PRESENTER OF THE YEAR – DJ Track – Hope FM

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BEST PROMOTER – DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Kobby – Hope FM

BEST PROMOTER – ONLINE OF THE YEAR – Nana Antobam Jnr

HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Fine Boy – Orkortor Perry

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HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Only Yo – C Burn

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Erny – North Face Gucci

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR – Smelling Good Geng

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BEST MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR – Jams Aty Records

BEST PUB/NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR – Truth Pub

BEST MASQUERADE GROUP OF THE YEAR – Adzepa Masquerade

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BEST BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR – Adom Mysterious Band

LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR – Emintsimadze Band

BEST CAMPUS MC OF THE YEAR – MC Fareeda

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BEST CAMPUS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Miss A Jay

BEST FANBASE OF THE YEAR – Cat Nation – Tallybo

BEST EP/ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Mr. Lova EP – Quarme Zaggy

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SONG OF THE YEAR – Moe – Kojo Vypa

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR – JAY BABA

AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Joemexx Ft Dube Ari – Struggle

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INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR – New Vision 244

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Orkortor Perry

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Ambassadar Da Sada 

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Source: Communications Department
Heritage Event Promotions

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