The well-known singer Simisola Kosoko, better known by her stage as Simi, recalls the story of how her husband, Adekunle Gold, kept trying to date her at the start of their relationship. Continue Reading.
In a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM in Lagos, Simi said that Adekunle Gold, a.k.a. AG Baby, had been messaging her on Facebook for a while but that she hadn’t noticed until they started dating.
She remembered their initial meeting at one of her shows and how Adekunle Gold’s genuine politeness eventually convinced her to start dating him a few months later.
The amazing singer best known for her song “Stranger,” who also confirmed this, said they dated for five years before getting married in 2019.
She said, however, that his kindness was the reason she agreed to date him.
As she put it;
“I was quite well known in the gospel world. Additionally, at that time, Adekunle Gold had heard my album.
He has been DMing me on Facebook and contacting me there. But until we started dating, I had never seen those DMs.
“I don’t recall how we eventually reconnected. He showed up at Bogobiri’s performance of mine. He wore a white BYC and pants and was really lean at the moment. He came to see me play. I exclaimed, “Oh hey! He thought, “Oh! I’m a huge fan. And I responded, “Okay!” [laughs].
“I’m not sure, but he must have persisted because a friendship resulted from it. He seemed like a pretty lovely guy to me. Later that year, when we had become friends, he asked me out.
“I mean, even though I was acting all confident, I still had nothing. I thought, “Okay, I don’t mind a nice guy,” because he was a kind guy [laughs].
#SaferKwara: Governor AbdulRazaq Meets Army Chief
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq receives Commander 22 Armoured Brigade Ilorin Brigade General Adebayo Abdulrahman Babalola at Government House, Ilorin.
During the visit, the Governor explored strategies for strengthening security in the state with the Army chief.
Military personnel have made several efforts to dislodge security threats from the state.
The Army chief reiterated that the operations will be sustained to keep the state safer for peaceful and law-abiding residents.
Football is coming home! UK & Republic of Ireland set to host Euro 2028 as Turkey withdraw bid
The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland look set to host Euro 2028 after the Turkish FA withdrew its bid to host the tournament.
The Turkish FA has officially withdrawn its bid to host Euro 2028 in order to focus on its plan to co-host the tournament with Italy in 2032. UEFA has now approved the joint proposal, which was first announced in July.
Turkey’s withdrawal from the 2028 bidding process means that the UK and Republic of Ireland’s bid will now run unopposed. Wembley Stadium hosted the semi-finals and final of the delayed 2020 European Championship, but the UK has not hosted an entire major tournament since 1996.
Both bids will require official approval at a meeting of UEFA’s executive committee on Tuesday. An official statement from UEFA read: “The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision.”
If approved, then Euro 2028 will be hosted in the UK and Ireland. Among the ten proposed stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Hampden Park and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, as well as the currently unbuilt Bramley Moore Dock stadium in Liverpool and Casement Park in Belfast
Messi makes decision on when he will leave Inter Miami
Lionel Messi has reportedly decided where he will end his playing career, but it won’t be in Miami or Barcelona.
Messi’s Inter Miami contract is set to expire in 2025, at which point – according to El Nacional – he will look to return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in his native Argentina. There is an option for the World Cup winner to extend his deal with Miami for an extra year, but the report states that he wants to retire in his homeland.
Messi left Barcelona in 2021 after more than two decades at the club, having joined the Spanish giants from Newell’s as a 13-year-old. He snubbed a return to Camp Nou when he left Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, and it now looks like a fairy tale return to Barca is never going to happen.
Messi scored 10 goals in his first seven games for David Beckham’s Miami franchise, but he has spent the past month injured. He will play a farewell match at Barcelona at some point, even if he does not return to play for the club
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