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Earlier in the week, a follow up meeting between the seven(7) Chapters leadership of CRUTECH Alumni Association and the newly appointed 5th substantive Vice Chancellor of CRUTECH, Prof. Augustine Angba held behind closed door.
A team of Chapters leadership led by it’s Chairman of Chairmen, Ukupa Francis Ukupa (Rivers State) in company of Paul Agwu (Edo), Ben Ndifreke (Akwa-ibom), Odaji John (Abuja) met with the Vice Chancellor to once again congratulate him on his deserved appointment, the assent to Bill by the Governor that birth UNICROSS and to also dialoque on possible ways to navigate the association out of her current national leaderless state to a vibrant one.
The team presented the history of the crisis and the consequential failure by immediate past leadership to dialoque which eventually led us here. This was an interesting and an eye opening discussion that afforded parties opportunity to hear officially from other sources away from the one already used to.
They Chairmen reminded the Vice Chancellor that by his substantive appointment, he had become a respectable stakeholder in the association, hence the need to play the very vital role of a mediator.
Odaji Idiku stressed the fact that the issues were not personal against anyone or group but a deliberate and intentional efforts by lovers of the association to correct the ills that had bedeviled it for such a long time.
The Chairmen made it understandably clear that the matter centered on the fact that Eyam led Executive’s tenure lapsed since December 2017, yet they stayed on till 2019. His refusal to give account of stewardship for the period and failure to constitute an electoral committee as prescribed by the 2016 Crutech alumni Constitution were the Crux of the crisis which eventually led us and some stakeholders to seek the Court’s interpretation on the matter.
Responding, the vice Chancellor thanked the team for coming and for the support and solidarity accorded him so far. Acknowledging the depths of the crisis and the steps he had taken to intervene all along, he appealed for calm and expressed his willingness to mediate and resolve the impasse.
“ Since I came onbaord I have been inundated with series of the happenings around the union. The association does not belong to any single person nor a group but to all of you”.
“ Sincerely speaking, the crisis have done some damage to your relationships, the association and the school too. Therefore, I give you my word today, go talk to others and withdraw from the court so we can sit down together in my office and draw up a timetable for your Elections within 2/3 weeks” the VC said.
He concluded by admitting that this was his first elaborate discussion about this issue with any person or group, given the time spent on it on this day.
A response is been awaited within the month even as the Chairmen assured him that solution is near and in further consultation with all chapters and strategic stakeholders, the case will be withdrawn soon.
News causing quite the controversy on social media this week is that of hip hop and afro-pop star, Leczy.
Leczy is becoming a controversial figure with the statements he makes.
Only recently he stated that he has surpassed the level of being called an upcoming artist.
Leczy believes his reign would follow the likes of 2face, Nice, Wiz kid, Davido and a host of others as the pioneers of a modern-day afro-fusion sound that is proudly acknowledged by Nigerians and the rest if the world.
The hip hop and afro-pop star said: “I see myself as a pioneer of hip hop and afro-fusion to the coming generation. Like Wizkid, Davido and others who have paved the way for a lot of artist in this generation, I want to create a similar legacy.”
The Nigerian and South Africa-based talent is not afraid of putting in work and embracing challenges to support his big claims and fans are actually rooting for a new sound that will rival the likes of Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Fireboy.
Fast-rising afro and hip hop artist Leczy says he is now a pop star.
He made this known while reacting to a comment on social media, saying that he is not okay with the media regarding him as an upcoming artist.
The singer complained that at the current level in his career, the stereotype “up-and-coming” should not be attached to his brand.
During an interview, the Nigerian and South Africa-based singer said, “I should be regarded as a pop star and not as an upcoming artist.”
Leczy, who described his songs as a blend of afro and hip-hop, is set to drop a new single, titled, ‘Blessings’, in which he featured Ice Prince.
Leczy had suddenly become one of the popular artists in South Africa and the afro-pop talent is not afraid to take on the competition in Nigeria.
“Collaborating with the likes of Ice Prince simply makes the statement,” he added.
The state high court in Calabar, penultimate week dismissed ABENG’S no case submission filed by his lawyers in December, 2020.
The former National President of CRUTECH Alumni Association had filed a motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court as well as the tenure of office of four (4) Chapter Chairmen.
Abeng’s Lawyer had contended that the tenure of Odaji John (Abuja), Ucheche Gabriel (Lagos), Ben Ndifreke( Akwa-ibom) and Michael Ushie (Cross River) had lapse, hence they were no longer qualified to challenge his elongated tenure nor present the matter before a court of competent jusrisdiction for interpretation.
However, delivering a ruling on the matter the judge held that all the aforementioned Chairmen were validly elected and whose tenures subsist.
The court refused to strike out the names of Ushie, Odaji, Ucheche and Ndifreke Ben.
The judge further stated that the defendant’s arqument to the effect that the court had no jusrisdiction is baseless and dismissed. The “no case, no jusrisdiction submission” is hereby discountenanced and refused.
With this, the judge adjourned the matter to April 13, 2021 for pre-trial.
Sampling is not new to the music industry, in fact so many great artiste has sample and draw inspiration from their processor in the music business. I remember vividly that Flavour mega hit “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)” in 2011 was sampled of another song “Sawale” by Rex Lawson. Which was released in the 1960’s.
sampling is the reuse of a portion (or sample) of a sound recording in another recording. Samples may comprise elements such as rhythm, melody, speech, sounds, or entire bars of music, and may be layered, equalized, sped up or slowed down, repitched, looped, or otherwise manipulated.
Sample Chief a platform that spread knowledge about the business of music identify the Samples by new Grammy winner Burna Boy in his Africa Giant album, “The samples and interpolations across African Giant include the use of Fela‘s “Sorrow, Tears & Blood” and Angelique Kidjo‘s “We WE” (in “Anybody”), Naughty By Nature‘s “Jamboree” (in “Collatelral Damage”), Magic System‘s “1er Gaou” (“On The Low”), plus many more from the likes of Stereoman, Ududo Nnobi, Blak Ryno, and D’banj”
On today episode on Sampling, I was watching Marlian Music Lyta’s new video Are you sure which features his label boss Naira Marley, counter parts Emo grace & Zinolessky. I notice I have heard something similar to it before somewhere I tried to rack my brain and yes I remember it was song title Owo by Fast Rising Singer, Raphtimo which was released in December 2020.
Like I mention earlier Sampling is not a crime if its follow due process which requires permission from the artiste and a sample licenses. I reach out to the artist which was sample he was shock and “they did not get a sample licenses/permission from me”
I do hope they sort out the sampling in the gentlest and give credit to the artist Raphtimo . Listen to Owo By Raphtimo & Are you sure by Lyta and you can clear identify the sample.
Listen below and also share your though in the comments section.
Unicross Alumni Election time table fixed.