As the premier league week 8 kicked off on Saturday, the energy that club rivalry brings came back, and fans absolutely loved it. Country football is great. But club level is where we get to see footballers star, week in, week out. Here are the major talking points.
Leicester Down United
The International break was filled with the buzz around Cristiano Ronaldo and his record breaking 10th hat trick for Portugal. The Manchester United star however, cannot seem to be able to transfer his good fortune to the club. Leicester’s victory was no smash and grab. They beat United, fair and square. Had a better game plan, were hungrier, played better. Overall, they deserved to win here, and win they did. The 4-2 score line is sure to bruise some of the big egos in the United dressing room, but, the earlier the better. United’s upcoming fixtures till November 30th is nothing to be excited about, with Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham, Mancity, Villareal, Watford, Chelsea and Arsenal all lying in wait. United is the cherry right now, and everyone wants a bite.
Salah’s The Man
Firmino might have grabbed headlines with his hat trick this weekend, but the name on everyone’s lips on Merseyside is Salah. Mo has his imprint firmly as a club legend already. What a pass for Sadio Mane’s goal! It was a lovely ball he bent around the Watford defence for Mane’s opener. It’s called the pass of a master. A masterpiece of a performance it was, as he went on to score himself at Vicarage Road, courtesy of another mesmeric dribble. 4 years ago, he started his career at Liverpool with a goal at Watford. That season, he went on to rack up 44 goals. Many said he would be a 1-season wonder. 4 years after, however, he only seems to get better and better.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Man city over Burnley, Tottenham away at Newcastle, and Chelsea away at Brentford. Chelsea are sitting pretty at the top of the standings. It’s just Premier League Week 8, but, you know, League titles are won in bits.
The Gulder Ultimate Search is coming back to our television screens and we can’t believe it. Can’t wait to hear the famous tune once again. Can’t wait to see contestant battle nature, hurdles, and themselves. We definitely can’t wait to see them search for clues to help them win the ultimate prize. Who are we? “We” are most probably the 90’s kids and those that came before us.
The Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) is one of the fond highlights of our childhood memories. I remember how we would gather round the TV once it was time. How we would swear for NEPA if they dared interrupt power supply while the show was on. Special shout out to all the neighbours who put on their generators so we could watch the show at their apartment. What if the antennae disrupts while the show is ongoing? Problem!
Whichever way you look at it, The news that GUS is coming back has been met with wide public acclaim, and if the memories we have are anything to go by, it will be one of the hottest and widely followed shows on tv in the months for which it will air. The show, which started in 2004 and went on to become one of the most-watched reality TV series in Nigeria before it ended seven years ago in 2014, is making its comeback with “The Age of Craftsmanship” as the theme for the 2021 edition
How to Register
To submit an application, head over to the GUS website www.gulderultimatesearch.ng. Here, applicants must enter their personal details, upload a photograph and answer a few questions.
Where and When Will it Air
What more? The reality series will be making its comeback being broadcasted on DSTV and GOTV, after announcing a partnership with Africa’s leading entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria. Fans and viewers of DSTV and GOTV will get to enjoy all the action and thrills of GUS from Saturday, October 16, to Sunday, December 19, 2021. A whooping 3 months! The rest of 2021 is set to be lit! Come on!
Channels to view and Time
GUS will air on the following channels on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 pm till 9 pm.
Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151)
Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153)
Also, Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2)
What to expect
Adventure, drama, clues, danger, test of willpower, perseverance and lots more! We’re already wondering what forest they will use, who the favs will be, and what hurdles they might have to face. You’ll be able to watch your favourite survival show on the go with Multichoice so that’s a huge plus already! The show promoters also confirm that the show will have weekly episode recaps and special commentary editions on Thursdays.
What does this mean?
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76 days after, we arrived at the BBnaija Season 6 finale in style! The show has steadily continued to gather a large fanbase over the seasons and season 6 brought with it twists and turns that viewers simply were not expecting. Whether or not you watch the show however, there were lessons to be learnt, and here are a few.
Immediately the show started this season, every thought Maria was going to be queen bee. She thought so herself. Always in the conversations, pretty, great accent, she was the alpha female to beat, and she knew it. Alas, it would not be so. She was evicted at the beginning of the sixth week. Many viewers even thought Biggie was going to pull a twist to bring her back. That’s how powerful she was. It wasn’t to be so however. Turns out in this life, you have to be humble, or pretend to be. Even general Pere calmed down drastically the moment she got evicted. He got the message. Loud and clear at that!
Character over Content
Although the show and housemates are largely followed because of the content churned out, Nigerians will apparently not hesitate to call rubbish what it is. Boma and Tega felt they were giving us content when they were doing hanky panky in the house, they wouldn’t have expected the backlash that came with it. They got evicted from the show, Tega is battling to keep her mental health as Nigerians keep coming for her from all angles. Boma, to a large extent is less under attack. He wasn’t the married one, after all. Fair? We can’t say. Subsequently though, we doubt any future housemates will be going this route.
There’s Love, and then there’s Saga and Nini
We really don’t understand this Saga and Nini drama. First, Saga fails his task because Nini was angry at him. Next, Nini disappears from the house (her own task). Saga proceeds to make an utter fool of himself, crying, moping about, the entire works, while Nini watches him on TV. It was super obvious Biggie was involved. Nini couldn’t be kidnapped! The amazing thing is that Nini kept mentioning her boyfriend throughout the show. Now that the show has ended, we are waiting to see where things go. Those of you that have found love, please tell us, is this how it does y’all?
Food is the way to a man’s heart, only if you’re a woman
The eventual BBnaija season 6 finale winner, Whitemoney, found out the hard way. Despite the endless and relentless cooking done by Whitemoney through the show, he and Pere never seemed to connect, with Pere adamant to send him packing. It wasn’t until Maria was sent out of the house that Pere calmed down a bit and readjusted his strategy. It is quite interesting to note that Pere and Maria would eat Whitemoney’s food, but still go and nominate him for eviction. This life!
In a world filled with so much acting and pretence, real recognizes real. ex-housemates like Cross, Liquorose, and Angel won several hearts from their time on the show with their originality. Fans will confirm that Cross and Angel seem genuine, so it’s easier to connect with them, and Liquorose was free-spirited and lovable. Little wonder they made it into the final 6. Little wonder!
Know how to cook good food
Seems like a joke, but this rings true. It was debated endlessly if cooking was Whitemoney’s strategy or not. Right now, it doesn’t matter. He won and that’s on periodt! If you’re handy in a place others aren’t, you already have the advantage. You just have to know how to use it well. Find out what makes you indispensable, and press your advantage home
When it’s your time, it’s your time!
I remember myself and my wife talking about those we wanted in the final. She said something very profound. She said “Liquorose deserves to win it, but Whitemoney is graced.” That statement held true as both made it to the final two (we predicted the top 6 accurately if I may add). Whitemoney eventually won. Liquorose, JayPaul, and Whitemoney have tales of coming close to getting into the house in previous seasons and missing out but now, they got to compete for more money,. Clearly, it was their time.
Get a Business To Mind, Literally
As the BBnaija Season 6 finale came to a close on Sunday, Ebuka asked the top 6 housemates “what’s next” as they were being evicted. Practically all of them mentioned “business” amongst other things they were interested in going into. These are housemates who are already millionaires as a result of their winnings from the show. Meanwhile, Onome and Tunji will not go into business because they are still busy slaying. Continue! Sapa will soon come knocking on your door. Get a side hustle, urgent 2k has finished inside market.
Whitemoney is a clown
Ehnehn now! He has to be. He definitely has plans of joining the comedy industry. Or what else could he have meant when he told Ebuka that he wanted to go into music after the show because his voice cannot waste, Mazi! Which voice naaa…
The much anticipated Money Heist Part 5, Volume 1 is finally out and breaking the internet. The preceding season ended on a cliff-hanger and we can’t wait to see what Season 5 Vol 1 has in store for us. La Casa De Papel, or Money Heist like it is called, is definitely a thriller to see.
We’ve been waiting! Season 4 ended with Professor losing it. Subsequently, we didn’t know what that meant for the rest of the heist team. Can they make it out without Professor, their mastermind? We have been waiting for 3rd September to binge-watch the whole volume and now we’re here.
Money Heist Part 5, Volume 1 comes with 5 episodes to keep your weekend on lockdown. All is set. The weather, the release time couldn’t have been more perfect, how about you? Do you have data to stream with? Do you have airtime to invite your friends over to see it with you? How about your electricity units? You most definitely will not want them depleted while you are enjoying the action! That’s why VTpass is here to offer you seamless and faster payments!
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The firstborn of the “ember” months is here. Very soon, we’ll begin to spot harmattan and jingle the bells that herald Christmas but just before then, here’s what you can expect to enjoy this September…
1. BBNaija Season 6
Big Brother Naija is that show that some of us love to watch, some hate it but watch it, and, in the end, almost everyone keeps up with. The fact is this, Nigerians love drama, and the show has it in loads. Season 6 continues to unravel shocks and drama, and we’re here for it this September. More please!
2. Champions League Football Is Back!
Arguably the biggest tournament in club football, the UEFA Champions League is back this month! The fight to make it to the last 16 begins. And there’s quite a number of mouth watering clashes to look forward to, with Group A pitting Lionel Messi-led PSG against Man City in the battle for superiority. Atletico, Liverpool, Porto and Ac Milan will fight to the death in Group B. Similarly, Barca will discover what it means to play without Messi when they face Bayern, Benfica and Kiev. In conclusion, let the games begin!
3. Football Leagues Are Back!
Firstly, the fans are back! When Covid19 struck, football returned after a while but the fans were banned from the stadiums. Although it was better than watching nothing, nothing compares to watching a stadium alive, the screams, the moments we catch in the rafts, etc. Secondly, we get to watch players who have just completed transferred to new clubs begin to find their feet. The prospect of having Cristiano back in the English Premier League for one, or Messi in a terrifying PSG team. How will the LaLiga be without Messi and Ronaldo? Who will be winners across respective leagues? The race starts now!
4. Movies, Movies and more Movies!
Need we say more? Cable TV brings more movies than you can watch, allowing you binge watch old classics or catch new sitcoms and series across your screen. If you’re a movie lover, then DStv, GOtv and Startimes have you well covered to enjoy this September.
Another footballing weekend has gone by and we had some heavyweight clashes in the EPL Week 3. Throw in the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is possibly making a return to the Premier League with Manchester United, there’s quite a number of things to talk about.
Arsenal Is Breakfast And Everyone Is Having A Bite
Arsenal was completely annihilated by Mancity when both clubs played on Saturday. Following their defeat to Chelsea in the previous game, they needed a response. However, we got none. Completely outplayed, outclassed and outnumbered, they simply didn’t show up. Arsenal shouldn’t be losing by 5 goals to any club, and have now failed to score in the opening 3 games of the EPL for the first time. They also have failed to gather any points so far and now lay bottom of the table. For a club that started the season top of the table, they shouldn’t be at rock bottom after three games.
Chelsea Produce Defensive Masterclass To Foil Liverpool
If “Attacks win games but defences win titles” were a football club, it would be Chelsea. The London club had to fight for their lives when they played Liverpool at Anfield, with a ten-man team. Kai Havertz’s 22nd minute opener had given them the lead, but the game was turned on its head when James Reece handled the ball on the stroke of halftime. Salah restored parity for Liverpool from the resulting penalty, game on! Liverpool came out in the second half like the big bad wolf. They huffed. They puffed. But, they couldn’t break down a resilient Chelsea team who produced a defensive masterclass to hold on to a point. For Chelsea, this point would feel like a win. Liverpool though were left rueing an opportunity missed.
Manchester United Set Premier League Away Record And Ronaldo Is Coming
United set a new Premier League record as they achieved the longest run of away games without tasting defeat, spanning over an impressive 28 games. The performance here, however wasn’t impressive. United fans have been ecstatic over the idea of club legend, Ronaldo, returning home. This is set to be announced officially in the coming days but if Ronaldo was watching this game before United scored, he might have changed his mind. This United team look like they need a defensive midfielder if they are to ever reach their potential. Varane on the other hand looks ready to settle in perfectly into the defence though, but will it be enough? Pogba said it best last week, records are nice but trophies are better!
Have you heard about the Maria and Pere kiss? Have you seen the hot steaming kiss that Maria and Pere shared in the Big brother house? Wedding bells are ringing! Fam! We watch BBNaija for the drama and that is exactly what we are getting served this season.
Nigerians are already planning the wedding online as the internet is already ablaze with the news. It appears we have another potential Teddy A and BamBam situation on our hands. Biggie’s House appears to now be the hottest place to find love. We can’t just get over that kiss.
Wait a minute, what kiss? That actually didn’t happen. But the only reason you wouldn’t know that already is because you haven’t subscribed your GOtv or DStv. Just as the only reason you wouldn’t also know that no wedding is being planned online is because you are managing the small data you have and cannot even use it to view WhatsApp statuses.
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It’s back and we’ve all missed it, yes, we’re talking about the English Premier League! Another season is underway and we’re already in week 2. It’s another shot at glory for some, while for others, it’s a battle to remain in the top flight. Messi may not be here, but no one can argue that the EPL is still the most entertaining league in European football. Missing out on the action? Say no more! Just visit www.vtpass.com now to renew your Cable TV subscription and get plugged in to your world of sporting action. Meanwhile, here’s what happened in week 2.
Men Against Boys As Chelsea Schools Arsenal At Home.
One thing was glaring, Chelsea is not Arsenal’s mate. Firstly, Chelsea has 2 Champion’s League trophies over Arsenal who have none. Secondly, Arsenal were completely played off the field here, with Lukaku playing like a man on a mission, bringing back memories of Didier Drogba against Arsenal. The sad thing is that we all saw this coming, despite Arsenal’s bright start to the game. It was the same old story, with the Arsenal team starting off sharp but unable to maintain their intensity. This Blues are a team on a mission while Arsenal faces the possibility of going into the international break bottom of the table as they face last season’s champions, Manchester City next.
United Equals Away Unbeaten Record But Silverware Is Always Better
It was mixed feelings for Manchester United as they came from behind to claim a point against The Saints. It extended their away unbeaten run to 27 games (a joint record) but also scuppered the start to the season they would have wanted following their 4 – 0 win in the opening game. The draw also doesn’t help their bid to keep Paul Pogba. Pogba has started the season in record breaking form, bagging 5 assists in 2 games. United’s star man is yet to extend his contract beyond 2022 and has stated he prefers trophies to records. Ouch. Shots fired, United. Point taken (pun intended)
5-star City Bounce Back In Style
City fans got their smile back as they bounced back from an opening day defeat at Tottenham. They trounced newly promoted Norwich City 5 – 0, with record signing Grealish also getting off the mark. This is how we are used to seeing Guardiola’s Manchester City, winning, with huge score lines.
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This BBnaija “Shine ya eye” edition has brought with it the usual drama we have to come expect of the show, and the latest drama is from WhiteMoney and Pere. Two men, yes. Unbelievable. Firstly, we are used to this sort of drama coming from the female gender. The two housemates recently came to loggerheads when Pere confronted WhiteMoney and accused him of asking a question in the Whisper game. He was wrong though, as was later revealed.
Subsequently, Pere refused to apologise. He said he had nothing to apologise to WhiteMoney for. Matters have kept unfolding since then and these are our thoughts so far:
What We Are Thinking…
1. You Can’t Argue Against Value. Pere banned WhiteMoney from the kitchen, saying he felt it was his strategy to be indispensable to the other housemates. No one can argue with value however. While it may be WhiteMoney’s strategy in truth, it’s a strategy that works. He manages the kitchen well! And his food is good if we are to believe what the housemates say. All the housemates have strategies anyway, at least this one is edible!
2. Learn Anger Management Now. People will always do or say things to provoke you and you won’t always be able to stop them. Improper anger management will cause you to be at fault even if you were right from the beginning. Learning how to fight properly is a skill we all need to learn.
3. Communicate Properly. Those in relationships will attest to the fact that how your actions are perceived is more important than what you say you intended. Pere took off his belt when confronting WhiteMoney. What for? Now it is being said that he pinned WhiteMoney down. You don’t own monopoly of interpretation. Ensure your communication is clear and devoid of grey areas.
4. Strategies, Strategies…? On the other hand, what if Pere just played into WhiteMoney’s hands? As a result of their altercation, WhiteMoney now has more people rooting for him. Could it all just be strategy for him? Are WhiteMoney and Pere just playing the game?
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