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BREAKING: Celebrated Singer Victor Uwaifo Is Dead
Celebrated singer and guitarist, Sir Victor Uwaifo Is dead. He was 80 years.
Uwaifo, who released hits after hits in fast tempo highlife music was said to have died, after a brief illness.
One of his monikers was ‘Guitar Boy’, a name that stuck with him after a song with same title.
The artist died at home today.
Uwaifo, who served as Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Edo State of Nigeria between 2001 and 2003, was born on March 1, 1941, in Benin City.
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He attended Western Boys High School in his hometown and later, St Gregory’s College, Lagos.
He subsequently proceeded to Yaba College of Technology, Lagos from where he obtained a National Art Diploma with distinction and shone as an outstanding athlete.
He received a B.A Hons, First Class, Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Benin and a Masters’ Degree in Sculpting from the same university.
He also obtained a Ph.D in Architectural Sculpture from the same university where he has been a Professor for several years.
In March, he marked his 80th birthday, which was turned into a carnival of sort, to celebrate his contributions not just to music, but also to creative arts.
Uwaifo had a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) Degree (Honoris) by the University of Benin; the Benin National Merit Award; the University of Benin Distinguished Alumnus Award and the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Niger by the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In 2010, Prof. Victor Uwaifo was one of the select Nigerians awarded the fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Letters at a grand event at the University of Lagos.
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Actor Colucci Dies After Spending $220,000 On 12 Surgeries To Change Looks
Canadian actor Saint Von Colucci has died at the age of 22 after twelve surgeries to change his looks.
He underwent the twelve cosmetic surgeries to look like BTS singer, Jimin.
Colucci died on Sunday at a South Korean hospital after complications from his most recent procedure, according to Eric Blake, his publicist, on Monday.
Von Colucci moved from Canada to South Korea in 2019 in pursuit of career in entertainment, and went under the knife on Saturday, April 22, to remove jaw implants he had put in last November – all in a bid to look like BTS singer, Jimin.
Following the operation, Van Colucci developed an infection and had to be intubated. He died hours later.
“It’s very tragic and very unfortunate,” Blake said, adding that his client “didn’t like” his “very square jawline and chin,” as he, “thought it was too wide.”
In the last 12 months, Von Colucci spent $220,000 on 12 surgeries, including a facelift, a nose job, an eye lift, an eyebrow lift, and a lip reduction, among others.
“He was very insecure about his looks,” Blake explained, specifying that Van Colucci was particularly “unhappy” with his face.
Von Colucci’s original features included dark blond hair and blue eyes. He also stood tall at 6 feet and weighed 182 pounds.
His publicist said he struggled to get a job because of his Western looks which was why he went under the knife.
Blake said, “It was very hard for him to get a job in South Korea. and he felt very discriminated against [because of] his Western looks.”
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Lawyer Kills Husband After He Discovers Houseboy Is Her Biological Son
A 41-year-old husband and lawyer Godwin Ikoiwak has been killed by his A 36-year-old wife, also a lawyer, Abasiesebanga Ikoiwak, after he discovered that their houseboy was her biological son.
Ikoiwak, and five others, have been arraigned over the murder.
Ikoiwak, who was a native of Eket Local Government Area, had reportedly died a few days after the deceased told his friend and former classmate, Barrister Sunny Anyanwu in a phone conversation that he was having issues with his wife over infidelity.
Anyanwu, at the hearing of the case before an Uyo High Court said that the deceased hinted him that he reported the matter to his wife’s family who invited him to a meeting in their family compound in Nung Udoe Itak, Ikono Local Government Area, but did not return home alive.
Anyanwu who is the 7th prosecution witness in the matter, also said that the late Barrister told him that his wife was having sexual relationship with her former boss, a legal practitioner, Barrister, C.I. Odoh.
He said the deceased husband told him that his wife had stayed with a Catholic priest, Rev. Father Maurice Mbeke as a house help and the catholic priest impregnated her and they had a child who is now 19 years old named after her maternal grandfather.
According to the prosecution witness, the late Barrister did not know that the boy who has been living with him in his house for years, was his wife’s own, because the wife said the child was her younger brother.
He said, the deceased told him that each time his wife said she was pregnant, he does not set his eyes on her, until after the delivery of the baby, when she will present it to him and say this is your child.
The prosecution team led by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Joseph Umoren tendered the audio recordings which was played in the open court.
Until his death, Barrister Ikoiwak was a state counsel with the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Justice.
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Asia’s Richest Man Mukesh Ambani Wears An Unassuming $8,500 Rolex While Son Flaunts A Rare $9m Patek Philippe Watch
By Sayan Chakravarty
In a world full of bad-boy billionaires, India’s Mukesh Ambani is considered by many as a rare anomaly. With a net worth of $83.4 billion, he’s currently the richest person in Asia and ranked at number 9 on the world billionaire list. Yet, the 65-year-old camera-shy business tycoon almost never departs from the carefully crafted image of a man of simplicity, which is perfectly demonstrated by his unglamorous dressing sense. He’s often seen dressed in a simple white short-sleeve shirt and a pair of loose-fitting black trousers, a choice inspired by his father Dhirubhai Ambani who founded Reliance Industries in 1958. While Mukesh Ambani can easily afford the most expensive watches ever made, the billionaire chooses to stick to his understated look and wear nondescript, unremarkable watches, as seen in the picture below.
The undated picture was recently shared by a social media page called The Indian Horology, which claims that it’s a Rolex Cellini reference 6621/8S worn by Asia’s richest person. The quality of the image is pretty bad for us to individually recognize the timepiece. Presuming they have accurately recognized the timepiece, it’s an interesting choice. Rolex Cellini is a discontinued model that currently sells for around $8,500 on pre-owned watch platforms, making it one of the most affordable Rolex watches. But there’s something more shocking than its price. While its tiny case makes it perfect for someone looking for a modest watch, Rolex Cellini ref. 6621/8S is a ladies’ watch, which is what makes it a bizarre choice for Mukesh Ambani.
Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Reference 6300G
The timepiece has a diminutive 18k gold case measuring 26mm in diameter. Underneath a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal is a champagne dial with Roman numerals and is powered by a battery-powered Quartz movement. The watch is worn on a brown leather strap with an ostrich pattern. The ordinary-looking Rolex is in complete contrast to the ultra-rare Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Reference 6300G worth $9 million worn by Mukesh’s son, Anant Ambani, at an event recently. It is the most complex watch ever made by Patek Philippe with a movement that features a whopping 20 complications. But don’t be fooled by Mukesh Ambani’s choice of clothes and watches; the billionaire and his family enjoy an unmatched life of luxury. Here are some of the expensive things owned by the Ambani family.
He stays in the most expensive private home in the world and it has a snow room.
The Indian billionaire and his family live in a 27-story skyscraper in Mumbai which is believed to be built at the cost of $1 billion, making it the most expensive privately-owned house in the world. The engineering marvel is named Antilia after a mythical island believed to be in the Atlantic Ocean near Portugal and Spain. Out of 27 floors, the top six are reserved for the family and can be accessed via nine high-speed elevators. In addition to that, six floors are dedicated to car parking that can accommodate up to 168 cars. Additionally, the building has a helipad, a 50-seat movie theatre, three floors of Babylon-inspired hanging gardens, a yoga studio, a fitness center, a ballroom, a spa, a health center, a temple, and also a snow room. Antilia is designed to sustain an earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.
His wife Nita Ambani with one of their private jets.
As one of the richest people on this planet, Mukesh Ambani obviously needs private jets to ferry him and his family to different parts of the world. The billionaire has a total of 3 private jets, which includes a fully decked-out Falcon 900EX. Powered by three Honeywell TFE 731-60 engines, the aircraft has a range of 4,500 nm and a top speed of 0.85 Mach (about 650mph). He also owns an Airbus A319 that can carry up to 18 passengers. The cabin is divided into VIP quarters and is equipped with top-shelf amenities. In addition to that, Mukesh Ambani’s fleet also includes a Boeing Business Jet that’s no less than a flying 7-star hotel.
A collection of some of the coolest and most expensive cars
The Ambani family is known for its love for cars and their mega garage is home to some of the most expensive cars in the world. In fact, Mukesh Ambani is believed to own the most expensive car in India which is a completely personalized Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth $2 million.
The security convoy has multiple white G-Wagens.
If you thought that was awe-inspiring, wait till you see the fleet of vehicles that carry the security personnel protecting the billionaire and his family. It includes no less than 6 Mercedes-AMG G63 SUVs that cost close to an equivalate of $500,000 apiece in India.
Note – As of writing this article according to Forbes, Mukesh Ambani’s networth is $85 billion.
.This article was initially published on Luxurylaunches.com.
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