Friday

Birthday Shout Out To Jos Blogger 'Ezra Abraham' As He Turns +1 Today


A special birthday shout out to Ezra Unique Abraham, the Founder and CEO of NaijaGotIt.Com.
All of us here at ACE SAID SO are wishing you many more fruitful and prosperous years as you continue to chase your dreams and add more feathers to your cap.
Happy Birthday Sir....!!!

Plateau State Earmarks N1bn for Water Treatment Chemicals


The Plateau Government has awarded N1 billion contract for the purchase of water treatment chemicals to boost potable water consumption, Mr David Wuyep, the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, said.

The commissioner told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos that the purchase of chemicals would sustain the state government’s drive to provide clean water to the public.

Wuyep said the government would resuscitate the water treatment plants in Shendam, Pankshin and Bokkos local government areas to ensure that residents got clean water for their daily use.

He noted that the provision of potable water would also guard against waterborne diseases.

He added that rusty water pipes in Jos and Bukuru areas had been replaced, while asbestos water pipelines had been replaced.

According to him, the ministry, in collaboration with the EU and UNICEF, drilled 340 hand pumps in Shendam and Riyom local government areas of the state.

He said additional 250 drilled hand pumps would be inaugurated in other local government areas “to check cholera incidences and waterborne diseases.”

Thursday

Germany Launches World’s Largest Artificial Sun


German scientists on Thursday launched what is being billed as the world’s largest artificial sun with the intention of conducting research on the creation of climate-friendly fuel.

German space agency has launched the so-called Sunlight device, made up of 149 high-powered lamps totalling about 350 kilowatts, in Juelich, a small town in the western state of North Rhine Westphalia.

One of the main areas of research will be efficient hydrogen production with the aim of making climate-friendly fuel for planes, DLR Project Management Agency chief Karsten Lemmer said.

Lemmer said the device uses as much energy in four hours as a four-person household does in a year.

Griezmann Could Leave Atletico Madrid in Summer – Simeone


Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has conceded there is a possibility that the “incredible” Antoine Griezmann could leave the club this summer and says he would not stand in his way.

Griezmann, 26, is Manchester United’s primary target once the transfer window opens, sources have told ESPN, with the Premier League club prepared to pay his €100 million buyout clause.

When asked if the France international, who is contracted to Atletico until June 2021, could leave at the end of the season, Simeone told AS: “Yes, because there is a release clause and there are no guarantees. From here on in, I don’t know what can happen.”

Griezmann only signed a contract extension with Atletico last June, turning down a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the process, after getting assurances that Simeone would remain at the club.

“I spoke to him in the summer holidays, we spoke a lot and he stayed,” Simeone said. “He told me that he would stay if I stayed. He then spoke to his agents to sign the [contract] documents.”

The attraction of continuing to play for Simeone may be enough to keep Griezmann at the club, though the Argentine says he would never force his player into a decision.

“Griezmann would never allow me to demand of him to stay,” Simeone said. “I didn’t do it with [Diego] Costa and with [Radamel] Falcao. The players that have given me their lives, I obviously accompany them in the decisions that they take. What is clear is that as long as [Griezmann] stays, the team and the club will continue to grow.”

Griezmann scored 32 goals in 54 club appearances last season as Atletico finished third in La Liga and runners-up in the Champions League. He was also the top scorer with six goals at Euro 2016 as hosts France ended up runners-up to Portugal.

Griezmann has scored 22 goals and set up 11 more in 40 starts for Atletico this season.

“Great football players want to compete in the Champions League and fight until the end and Griezmann is a great football player,” Simeone said. “He is the player that most quickly interprets the team’s attacking options. You give him an order and he follows it immediately. He doesn’t lose time. He is incredible.”

Asked if that could be considered robotic, Simeone said: “On the contrary, he is very intelligent. More than all that he gives to the team, he reads well where we have to attack in a game.”

Atletico, who are fourth in La Liga and will take on Leicester City in the Champions League quarterfinals, have also benefited from the good form of Fernando Torres.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker, whose contract with Atletico expires this summer, was voted by fans as the club’s Player of the Month for February.

“I’m very happy with Fernando,” Simeone said. “You see him in training and he trains better than the youngsters. I’ve never given Torres any gifts. All that he has achieved here, he has earned it through his efforts and hard work. You have to take your hat off.”

Torres, who made his Atletico debut at the age of 17, has scored seven goals in 31 appearances in all competitions this season.

Cadena Cope reports that just as he achieved last season, the 33-year-old has already met the requirements previously agreed with the club to earn an automatic one-year contract extension.

MOVIE PREMIERE: Dayo Amusa, Bimbo Akintola,Others Arrive For 'Pathetic' Movie Showing Tomorrow in Ikeja


Nollywood filmmaker and actress, Dayo Amusa is set to hit the cinema screen nationwide tomorrow, March 24, with her new movie, ‘Pathetic’. The actress will be at the Silverbird cinemas, Ikeja, Lagos, tomorrow with some of her colleagues to watch the movie.
 
If you are in Lagos and would love to hang out and watch ‘Pathetic’ with Dayo Amusa and other celebrities tomorrow, then be at the Silverbird cinemas, Ikeja by 5pm. “Pathetic” stars Bimbo Akintola, Wole Ojo, Dayo Amusa, Toyin Abraham, Funsho Adeolu, Toyin Alausa, Taiwo Okunlola, Anu Shodanya amongst others.

The movie was directed by Ike Nnaebue while Dayo Amusa remained the executive producer. Amusa’s production is a thrilling and insightful marital story intricately woven on the life of a famous celebrity lady – her pains and travails in having the desired picture-perfect life of the ordinary human.

“Rita Shonibare, a renowned TV star, is caught in a web of confusion as she makes a compromise on her budding career so as to overcome her marital ordeals resulting from her wayward and inconsiderate husband, who explores her status to his own devious means.

“Pathetic” deftly portrays in a subtle and fascinating fashion, the mischievous ways the celebrities are explored by the media, the outsiders and pathetically, their most trusted loved ones, who regard them as preys to be feasted upon at their slightest means.”

Below are the cinema showings of the movie:

OZONE CINEMAS
12:30pm
4:35pm
8:10 PM

KADA CINEMAS BENIN
3:30pm
6:00 PM

SILVERBIRD JABI-LAKE ABUJA
12:40pm
2:40 PM
4:40 PM

SILVERBIRD IKEJA
2:30pm
7:00pm

SILVERBIRD FESTAC
12:50pm
4:50pm
6:25pm

SILVERBIRD UYO
12:00pm
1:50pm
5:50pm

GENESIS PORT-HARCOURT
11:30am
5:10pm

VIVA ILORIN
Mon-Thur - 12:00pm | 4:20pm | 8:35pm
FRIDAY - 3:10PM | 7:00PM | 8:50PM
Sun-Sat - 2:40PM | 6:10PM | 8:50PM

VIVA IBADAN
Mon & Wed - 6:25pm | 9:00pm
Tues-Thur-Sat-Sun - 2:10pm | 6:25pm | 9pm
Mon-Wed - 10PM | 6:25PM | 9PM 

GIST: Trizyfree Signs Record Deal with Quality Vibe Entertainment | @Trizyfree_Qve @QualityVibeEnt

 

Fast rising Nigerian artiste Trizyfree has inked a multi-million Naira recording deal with Quality Vibe Entertainment owned by Daviano Dickson. Its been a successful journey all the way for Trizyfree since his smash hit song titled “Person Need Person” featuring Minkido.

Check out dashing photos from his recent photo shoot as we expect new materials from the talented Afro Pop singer/song-writer.

Tuesday

THE CEO: Meet 'Anyanwu Augustine' (CEO ACE SAID SO)

Anyanwu Augustine
[CEO: ACE SAID SO]
Don't be tricked by the serious face he's putting on; this guy is a clown. On this week's edition of 'THE CEO' we were able to get in touch with this extremely humorous young CEO. Those who have met him in person can testify to that. He is the founder of ACE SAID SO.... Let's get to meet his "indescribable" personality.

Kindly Introduce Us To Your Family/Educational Background And What You Do?
I am by name Anyanwu Augustine and I’m a graduate of Television Production/Mass Communication from the Nigerian Television Authority Television College in Jos, popularly known as NTA TVC. The institution is actually affiliated to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. 
I come from a family of six (6) children and I happen to be the first. I was born in Maiduguri, Borno state. I happened to grow up in Jos. 
For now I am the founder of ACE SAID SO, a multipurpose blog accessible from any part of the universe.

When, Where And How Did You Get Into The Blogging Industry?
Quite a long story but to cut it short, I’ll say blogging for me all started in February 2015 when I accidentally stumbled upon the CEO of Sweet Naija Music Blog in Jos. 
He introduced me to his blog and blogging. As a nerd, I took interest which obviously turned into an obsession and that’s how I got here.

What Does Your Blog Focus On?
Like I did say earlier on, my blog ACE SAID SO is a multipurpose blog but I can say I focus quite too much on Media and entertainment. 

So How Will You Describe Your Commitment To Your Blog Content?
I can’t really say. But I started off my own blog as an entertainment blog, along the line I realized that entertainment bloggers were gradually running out of market despite the seemingly steady increase in upcoming artistes. It was the realization that prompted to me to diversify my content. So I can still say I’m on track with my content.

In What Ways Can You Say That Your Blog Is Different?
In every way; my blog name is different from all others. I am particularly choosy about content and so I really don’t publish often, except when I deem it necessary. There may be millions of bloggers out there who literarily are entertainment bloggers or whose blogs are multidimensional, and though we might have or share the same content, mine has that touch of an ace. I’m just me. I am my only edition.

Some Bloggers Say They Blog For The Passion And Others For Money; Where Do You Stand? 
I will actually be deceiving myself if I say I blog for the passion. What my boss at Sweet Naija Music taught me was that every business has a learning curve. Sometimes when we get too focus on something, we end up losing touch of it. It was then I discovered I had to develop and sustain my passion for blogging before I started looking forward to raking in the cash. 
My boss said money for an upcoming blogger should only be a side attraction and not the main event. 
So I can literally say that presently I blog for the passion and this passion is paying off little by little. There’s always a small start.

Have You Done Any ‘Major’ Job That Pulled Off A Great Pay? 
No and Yes! No depends on what you term as major. If you’re talking about a major job like the Linda Ikeji kind of jobs, I haven’t. But if you’re talking about a major job from my own point of view, I have done so many. I mean I take every post so seriously because it’s just a one time opportunity. As meager as the pay might be to some people, I call them major because I was chosen amongst other alternatives. 
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Have You Gotten Any Major Recognition As A Blogger Since You Started? 
Like awards? Not at all; but some day we might get to that point. 

What Can You Tell Us About Your Audience And Traffic? 
You know, there’s this saying that a prophet is rejected in his own town. As for my traffic, I would not say I drive a whole lot but 70% of my audience is accounted for by foreign audience who spread across Europe, Australia and Asia. Africa and Nigeria precisely constitutes a little part of the audience and traffic. 

What Is Your Family’s Take On This Chosen Career?
Well my guardians don’t really think much about blogging considering the fact that it is one of my ‘hobbies’. Considering the way other bloggers from other parts of the world are being treated, my aunt often advises that I really be careful what I publish. Sometimes they can’t really differentiate being a blogger from being a fraudster especially when I talk about making money from the blog. 

How Do You Deal With The Misconceptions About Bloggers And Fraudsters?
Well, that is a major problem I particularly face. Because I happen to always be online, I am perceived as a ‘yahoo-boy’. Well I can’t really blame Nigerians about that because we haven’t become digitally inclined and learned so it’s particularly easy for people to tangle blogging and internet scamming. 
In person, I don’t really care what people think about what I do. It’s not their opinion that makes me what and who I am. It is what I do that really counts. Like Mr 2Kay will say “their opinion no be bank alert”. That’s it.

Do You Ever Feel Like Giving Up On Your Blog?
Yes! Considering the amount of time one invests in it and also the funds and the no/slow yield from the platform, I am forced to think of giving up. But, never, that’s not me; I’m a nerd. I can’t give up. No! Not now. 

What Are The Challenges You Face?
I have quite a good number of them. Basically, unsteady traffic; though I will attribute it to my inconsistency in posting. Another is finance; buying data, subscribing and all of that. You now have annoying artistes who don’t understand that you must give to receive. These artistes are willing to spend hundreds of thousands of naira to shoot a music video that doesn’t deserve shooting let alone airing – but they will want to offer a blogger just a token amount to help publicize their works. You can imagine an artiste offering you #100 naira recharge card to promote his track/video on prominent sites. All these, when considered can make one want to give up. But as such, I work with the serious ones. 

So Apart From Blogging, What Other Things Do You Engage In?
Well….. I am a Television Producer/Journalist. I specialize in Children Programmes Production especially social campaigns. I am a thespian – I do stage acting. I also write for a prominent National newspaper and a couple of other magazines. 

If You Were To Describe Yourself In One Word, What Would It Be?
“Indescribable”

Sell yourself to your readers in 60 words. 
Hmmmm… I’m a Children Television Programmes producer with a flair for social campaigns and Information and Communications Technology. I love to inform and stay informed. I can survive any condition (thick and thin). I’m single (l0l), I love playing games, watching cartoons/animations and reading motivational books. I also love learning languages. Don’t tell me don’t; I love challenges. I’m a mine to be discovered

Saturday

MUSIC: 2Shaddy- Food Basket | @drealshady


SHEDRACK TERSOO ‎ who is popularly known by his stage name 2SHADDY has put together a new single titled FOOD BASKET.

The Jamalo crooner who featured S2DB Star, JUMABEE in the single, is an Abuja based rapper and a 300 level Psychology student of Benue State University. 

Download, Listen, Enjoy, Share.

MUSIC: Atonye Douglas - Exalt The King (Prod By @prinxofficial) | @AtonyeDouglas


After what practically can be termed as a hiatus from the studio, Atonye Douglas is out with a brand new song "Exalt The King".

The Afro beat song which was produced by the very gifted coReckt sound is "storified" as is typical of Afro beat music but is summed in unprecedented praise.

Thursday

MUSIC: BN - Today (Prod by @Zibitdareplay) | @itz_bn


Hardworking and creative artiste BN is out with a huge banger this time titled TODAY. This track “Today” is a classic tune that is guaranteed to make every Hustler’s dreams come alive after the first listen simple, great rhythm, going softly on a well cooked beat like this makes this song completely amazing. Produce by Zibit for Replay Sound.

Kindly download and share.

Wednesday

VIDEO: Banky W – Blessing Me


EME boss, Banky W dishes out the video to his record “Blessing Me”

In his words,
…I believe that the act of thanking and Praising God for your blessings, in and of itself, opens the door for more blessings to come in. So in the video, you see me rising from nothing to something… starting out as a worker in a mechanic/hardware shop; while praising and thanking God, our…
Song produced by: Masterkraft
Song & Screenplay/Concept Written by: Banky W
Video Directed by: Banky W & Clarence Peters
Choreography by: Kaffy & iMagneto Dance Company
Produced by: EME/Capital/PSA.

MUSIC: Choco Boi x Mo Gevson – Everything Nice


Adigun Omotolani Ridwan . A.K.A CHOCO BOI is a Lagos state born Dancehall/Reggae act with a vocal you can’t let go. EVERYTHING NICE (Everything nice Popcaan’s cover) Dope song with a mad concept and on this song he featured MO GEVSON, A very dope musician with the JAMAICAN vibe who went hard on the song with his magic flows and punches. 

Coming from the stables of “YBAD ENTERTAINMENT” A swag sauce jam, a revolutionary song professionally fashioned for young bloods. This sound sits way up on another level as the young talent’s shows lyrical creativity on this. Download and enjoy ” Everything Nice” Produced by: Damspro Mix&Mastered by: Indomix

DJ Switch Gets Signed To Peter Okoye's Record Label


One half of Africa number one music duo, Peter of P-Square has signed X-factor winner, female DJ Switch into his record label PClassic Records.

He made this revelation via his instagram handle as he shared this photo of DJ Switch and captioned it…….
Ladies and Gentlemen it is with great pleasure that i introduce to you a new Member of PClassic Records. Help me welcome @djswitch_ to the Square family??…New single/Video drops tomorrow ?????? #PositiveVibes
We congratulate you DJ Switch

Tuesday

THE CEO: Meet 'BECKY ARO', (CEO Kiki Bakes)

BECKY ARO 
(CEO Kiki Bakes, Jos)

As promised, ACE SAID SO is bringing you interviews with Chief Executive Officers who are doing well in their various chosen entrepreneurship disciplines.

On this week’s edition, we have with us a ‘fierce’ dream chaser and ‘Legal Practitioner’. She is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KIKI BAKES situated in Jos. 

We were able to get her to give us a very brief interview session. Let’s meet her person...


Tell Us About Yourself, Education And Qualification(s)
My name is Becky Aro. I am a student of the University of Jos.


Tell Us About Your Business
My business entails confectionery. Cakes, bread, pastries, pies, scones and many other sweet foods


How And Where Did You Start-Up? 
Well I started in 2014 after my first year diploma in law. And I started in Jos.

Of All Other Opportunities Out There, What Prompted Your Choice Of Your Niche?

Well what prompted me to go into confectionery is my love for beautiful things; cakes are beautiful and I was like why don't turn this passion into making beautiful things people won't just admire but also eat. So I ventured into the business.

What Kind Of People Have You Met/Worked With?
Lol the good the bad and the ugly but I just really thank God he's been my strength to deal with all these people over the years.


How Did You Make Your First Sale And Who Was It To?
My first sale. Ermmm was actually to a friend Martins, he needed a cake for a birthday and I told him I bake so he got one from me.

Do You Have Any External Support From Family And Friends?

Yes my family has been very supportive. Every single one of them. God bless them all.



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So, Have You Been Able To Get Investors For Your Business?
Nope, no investors yet. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Lol

How Often Do People Contact You For Products/Services?
Frequently I'll say.

How Did You Get Your Last Job?
My last job was a cake for my best friend's niece so her mum gave me the job.

How Do You Manage/Adapt Change In Your Field?
Mehn I try oh. It's not easy but like I said its been God. I just change when things do.

What Do You Do Outside Of Work?
I'm still in school.

If You Were To Describe Yourself In One Word, What Would It Be?
Fierce


What Makes You Different From Others In Your Niche?

What makes me stand out is the fact that I always concentrate on the taste of my cake as well as its attractiveness. So I like to be very creative and try new recipes. Although I prefer working with butter cream or whipped cream frosting. And then I've seen other confectionery works and they mostly concentrate on cakes. But my ability to diversify is what I believe makes me unique.


What Can Make You Quit Your Current Job

By God's grace nothing!!! I mean I've seen oppositions and critics coming even from those I least expected and if that can't make me quit then what will? Nothing by God's grace!


In 60 Words Market Yourself?

60 words? That's too much. I'll say I am a very determined woman. I want people to be happy I want them to eat cakes and forget their Sorrows. Lol so I make sure my cakes are moist juicy and nutritious to all. And there is a cake for everyone. Affordable and of great quality.

 - SEE PHOTOS BELOW -

Check out Photos of her works. You can reach her via +2348137760871 

  

  

Saturday

MUSIC: Ice Sizay - Her Song | @ice_sizay


J-town king of R&B, ICE SIZAY drops this song off his album #JoyCumsInTheMoaning Mixtape. The album is slated for release later this year.

Meanwhile, download, listen, share and enjoy. This is her song.