Snoop Dogg Reacts To Ooni Of Ife’s Otisese Carnival

Popular American rapper, Snoop  Doggy Dogg has commented on a video from the recently concluded Otisese Carnival which held at Ile-Ife, Osun State early December.

The 45-year-old rapper took to his Instagram page and posted the video with the caption “Mood” accompanying it.

A few stuntmen from Ile-Ife can be seen in the video performing some daring motorcycle stunts while surrounded by several cameramen and an enthralled crowd of young men and women.

One of the stuntmen in another perilous stunt, stood on his bike whilst on motion; sending the crowd into an instant frenzy as they bellowed with glee.

The post has since garnered over 900,000  views on Snoop Dogg’s page with over 3000 comments. Fans of the rapper can be seen commending the stuntmen in the comments section – one fan wrote: “Nigerians always got something for the people’’!, another wrote; “He doesn’t even need biking boots!”

The stunts were performed during the carnival parade in which thousands of attendees participated in.

Put together by Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi in collaboration with Achievas Entertainment and Mainstreet Promotions; the carnival was held to celebrate the Ooni’s meritorious reign since his ascendant to the throne.

Headies Awards: I Didn’t See Eva’s Fiancé – Wizkid

Artiste of the Year at the Headies 2016 Awards, Wizkid has denied that he snubbed Eva Alordia’s fiancé, Caesar at the awards, saying, he “honestly did not see” the on air personality.

The Ojuelegba crooner, who was making his first public appearance in the country after his sojourn abroad, netting international collaborations and a new Sony Music deal, was caught in a viral video, where he ignored Caesar, who was up on his feet with arms opened for an embrace.

Wizkid, however, hugged Eva who was sitting next to her beau.

The snub was regarded by many on the social media as the most ’embarrassing moment’ of the night.

But in his reaction, Friday, Wizkid, said, “Honestly didn’t see my man! love always!

2016 Umu Oganiru Carnival Closes With Bang As Flavour, Zoro And Others Perform

This year’s edition of Umu Oganiru Carnival ended with breath-taking performances by Flavour, Zoro and other popular South East artistes in Enugu state on Saturday 17December, 2016.

The two-day event which kicked off on Friday16 December, with a street procession round the coal city continued the next day with colourful displays through Artisan, Stadium, Onu Asata, Obiagu Roundabout, UNEC Campus Gate, Kenyata Market, Agbani Road, Garki and back to the Polo Park Mall, venue of the concert.

The brand also used the occasion of the carnival to reward 24 entrepreneurs with N250,000 each by Life Continental Beer through the Life Progress Booster show, an entrepreneurial talent hunt and mentoring program targeted at helping innovative businessmen and women in the South-East. This year, a total of 200 entrepreneurs from Nnewi, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Abakaliki and Onitsha were rewarded with a total of N50 million in the Life Progress Booster show.

“The Umu Oganiru carnival is an initiative to celebrate the progress and culture of the South-Eastern people – a culture that is hinged on entrepreneurship, said Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc. “We started the carnival with a maiden edition in Onitsha, Anambra state in 2015. This year we brought it to Enugu and next year, fans can expect a bigger and better show as we move the carnival to yet another capital of a South-Eastern state which will be announced in 2017.”

Guests were thrilled with music performances by Pammy Udi Bonch, Chijioke Mbanefo and fast rising star, Zoro. The evening ended in excitement as headline act, Flavour performed some of his hottest hits like Sexy Rosey, Nwa Baby, Ada Ada and Golibe.

The Umu Oganiru carnival is an annual event by Life Continental Beer aimed at celebrating the culture and values of people from South-East Nigeria. The word ‘Umu Oganiru’ when translated to English means ‘The Children of Progress’.

Kiss Daniel, Olamide, Others Win At 2016 Headies Award [Full List]

Kiss Daniel was the biggest winner at the Headies awards 2016, taking home three awards, one of which was for album of the year.

Ill Bliss, indigenous rapper, was right on Daniel’s tail with a total of two wins, his highest ever in the history of the Headies.

Darey Art-Alade also won two awards for his hit single, ‘Pray for Me’. One of his awards was in the coveted category of ‘recording of the year’.

Wizkid, as expected, was named artiste of the year while Olamide won for ‘best rap single’ and ‘best streethop’.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best video

Clarence Peters (Soldier)

Best R& B/Pop album

Kiss Daniel (New Era)

Best R&B

Darey Art-Alade

Recording of the Year

Darey Art-Alade (Pray For Me)

Hip Hop World revelation

Kiss Daniel

Lyricist on the Roll

Ill Bliss

Best Rap Single

Olamide (Eyan Mayweather)

Best Rap Album

Ill Bliss

Best Streethop

Olamide

Special Recongnition Award

Flavour

Album of the Year

Kiss Daniel

Artiste of the Year

Wizkid

Next Rated

Mr Eazi

Reggae/Dancehall

Patoranking Best Alternative song – Bez

Best Vocal Performance (female)

Simi

Producer of the Year

Young John

Hall of Fame

Laolu Akins

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Shaydee

Best Collaboration

Falz featuring Simi – Soldier

Best Pop Single

Reggea Blues – Harrysong ft Olamide, Orezi, Iyanya, KCee.

Heineken Announces Pop-up Experience Centres To Replace Heineken House Lagos

Premium beer brand and sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, Heineken, has announced plans to extend its first-rate UCL viewing experience across major cities in Nigeria with pop-up experience centres for consumers. The brand made the announcement at the ‘One Last Time’ party, it held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to close the Heineken House Lagos.

“The Heineken House Lagos is widely known and well regarded. The House has over the years become a true evidence of the level of comfort Heineken offers to its consumers. However, the Heineken House Lagos will now be replaced by several Heineken pop-up experience centers in major cities in Nigeria,” says Ngozi Nkwoji, Senior Brand Manager, Heineken. The centres will be a mini-replication of the Heineken House Lagos.

Nkwoji further noted that the Heineken pop-up experience centers is an extension of Heineken’s desire to ensure that the premium Heineken experience is enjoyed by its consumers across Nigeria.

The Heineken House Lagos, the first Champions Planet in Africa, was the premium home of exciting experiences and conviviality as it offered visitors, business leaders and influential personalities an opportunity to enjoy matches while building new relationships. The ‘One Last Time’ party was held to celebrate these experiences the Heineken House provided for fans of the UCL over the years.

At the party which witnessed performances from A-list artistes such as Tiwa Savage, Falz and Olamide, the lucky winner of a raffle draw was presented with a KLM business class return ticket.

The new Heineken pop-up experience centres will open at the resumption of the 2016/2017 UCL season.

‘Don’t Blame Me For Diversifying, Hip-hop Is Dead In Nigeria’ – Terry tha Rapman

Following fans’ vitriolic criticism of Terry tha Rapman‘s new track, ‘Gamusu’, the veteran rapper has fired back with all cylinders through a long Facebook post that accused fans and the media of hypocrisy.

In the hours and days that followed the release of ‘Gamusu’, many fans have expressed disappointment at his switch from the mainstream hip-hop he was known for to pop. Some even accused him of straying into Tekno‘s lane.

Terry, who only last year announced that he would want to be referred to henceforth as Lord TR, is not taking the criticism lightly as he took to Facebook to defend his switch to pop music.

‘There is this issue I’d like to address as an artist which boils down to the issue of ‘Be a hardcore rapper & don’t change’ and the ‘Don’t do pangolo music’ debate. Being in this game for so long, I can attest there’s something ideologically hypocritical from so-called fans and media who show you no support when you release consistent materials from your acclaimed genre only for them to gnash their teeth at you when you go the other way,’ he says.

Continuing in that same tone: ‘Hiphop (rap especially) is dead and long gone thanks to fake fans & media who do not support the movement. The so-called fans we are accustomed to in this part of the world only debate who’s a better rapper, who killed who bla bla bla on a song. And this same hypocrites come out to shout ‘He sold out’ when they hear you switch style.

‘For the records, apart from being an artist, I’m human and if I cannot diversify (which I should have done years ago), then I’m in the wrong planet. I don’t know where people get this debate of ‘Hardcore rappers don’t sing’ or ‘Rappers don’t go commercial’. Says who?

‘Biggie did it with Juice, Pac did it with California Love, Eminem/JAYZ have brought in the world’s best singers to sell their songs. What about Drake? Kendrick? J Cole?. Right here in Nigeria, my friends Vector, MI, Ice Prince, Reminisce, Olamide, Falz the Bahd guy,Phyno,Yung6ix have all done that at various times.’

He concludes by saying, ‘For the records, as much as I have an important legacy to leave, I also have bills to pay.’

Source: NET

Umu Oganiru Carnival Takes Over Enugu With Street Procession And Musical Performances

The much anticipated 2016 edition of the Umu Oganiru Carnival kicked off on Friday, 16 December in Enugu, with a colourful street procession by various cultural dancing troupes and masquerade displays around the city of Enugu.

Starting from the Polo park, the procession moved through New Market, Kingsway Road, Old Park, Holy Ghost, Otigba Junction, New Heaven Junction, Abakpa Junction, Ogui Junction, Campus, with the ‘Progress Procession’ coming to a final stop at Polo Park. There were short stops at these popular places, as the dancers and masquerades entertained residents of the city who came out in droves to see the carnival train.

Speaking during the carnival, Mr. Funso Ayeni, Senior Brand Manager, Regional Mainstream Brands NB Plc, described the carnival as a celebration of the people of South-East Nigeria and their unique way of life. He emphasised that Life beer is not only supporting businesses in the region, but also promoting the cultural heritage of the people. “After a very busy year of various activities, we are using this carnival to bring the festive season more alive in the East. There are lots of entertaining activities lined up for this carnival, but this procession is our direct platform to promote the culture of the people of the South East.”

Seven lucky entrepreneurs emerged winners of N250, 000 each from the Life Progress Booster show, an entrepreneurial talent hunt and mentoring radio programme targeted at innovative businessmen and women in the South east.

The first day of the carnival continued with a night show at the Polo Park where guests present were entertained with performances by an Atilogwu Dance Troupe as well as musicians, Tipsy Kelvano and Sunny Bobo.

Day 2 of the carnival continues today in Enugu with live performances from Zoro and headline act, Flavour N’abania.

How Toyin Aimakhu Covered Up Seun Egbegbe’s $3,000 Fraud – MultiChoice Dealer

Following the alleged theft of 9 Apple iPhones by Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend, a MultiChoice dealer has recounted how Seun Egbegbe’s $3000 fraud was covered up by the actress.

SaharaReporters reported the chat with the MultiChoice dealer below:

“The dealer, Semiu and Egbegbe had met briefly on December 9, 2015, at a MultiChoice outlet opened by the latter two days earlier at Uncle Joe Bus Stop at Mokola area, Ibadan.

About 9 am on that day; the dealer told SaharaReporters, a man he had never met walked into the outlet requesting to buy two GOtv decoders.

The prospective customer, added the dealer, said he was expecting a friend of his to bring money with which he would pay for the decoders.

Shortly after his arrival, another man arrived wearing jellabiya, the long robe favored by Muslim men, and gave the prospective customer some money.

The dealer, who was working when the jellabiya-wearing man handed over the cash, said he did not know the exact sum given to the first man. After handing over the cash, the man in jellabiya left. Curiously, too, the prospective customer, who would later turn out to be Egbegbe, the dealer explained, stepped out of the shop and waited outside, where he was shielded from view by a glass door.

Wondering what was happening to the envisaged transaction, the dealer stepped out to check on Egbegbe.

He found him standing outside and sought to know what was going on. Egbegbe, who kept impersonating a prospective customer, then pointed to a man waiting for downstairs, signaling that he was the one that would provide information required for the activation of the decoders. Though he was speaking, said the dealer, his voice was drowned out by music from the loud speakers hired to create awareness for the outlet.

That was the beginning of trouble. When the jellabiya-wearing man got upstairs to meet the dealer, he announced to him that Egbegbe had taken $3,000 from him.

He could not make any connection between what he heard and the transaction he was supposed to carry out.

“I considered it a joke initially, but later realized that the second guy was a Hausa man, who had innocently transacted business with the pretended customer on the assumption that he owned the MultiChoice outlet,” the dealer said.

The Hausa man, recalled the dealer, told him that the pretended customer had phoned him from a Fidelity Bank branch opposite the MultiChoice outlet, claiming to own that place and requesting to change naira to dollars.

Apparently, Egbegbe had failed to give the forex trader the naira equivalent of the money he took from him, with currency trader lured into a false sense of security that Egbegbe owned the dealership and could always find him there.

When the currency trader realized that the man he transacted business with was not the owner, he raised the alarm.

“Before I knew what was happening, I was surrounded by over 20 Hausa men and dragged to Sabo, the hub of forex trading in Ibadan,” the dealer told SaharaReporters.

From there, things would get nastier. At Sabo, the currency traders convinced that the dealer knew the man who took $3,000, descended on him.

“I was beaten for about 45 minutes and was about to be killed before a policeman from State Investigation Bureau (SIB), named Samson, intervened and ordered us to move to Oyo State Police Command Headquarters at Eleyele,” he recalled.

While relieved to have escaped jungle justice, there was to be no further let-up to his ordeal.

At the SIB, the dealer and other currency traders were told to wait in a room, while the man from whom the $3,000 was taken, Samson and the SIB head went for a private discussion. After their discussion, and without any interrogation, he claimed, they were transferred to AKS for another round of beating.

At AKS, he added, they kept asking him to refund the $3,000.

“I kept telling them that I knew nothing about the money and that they should not kill me because of $3,000 (N750,000). After about 30 minutes of beating, I was handcuffed and taken to my office and to my house. My wife and four-year-old daughter saw me in handcuffs. They searched my house and found nothing,” he said.

Before going to the dealer’s house, they had arrested the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Fidelity Bank branch opposite his office, where the perpetrator of the fraud claimed to have phoned the currency trader from. The CSO was arrested because the police found evidence that he had phoned.

Samson, the police officer, explained the dealer, had told them at SIB that CSO called him to find out if the operation was successful and that the CSO said it was.

From his house, they moved to that of his staff identified as Alfa. This is in the Agbowo area of Ibadan. They equally found nothing incriminating in the house.

The dealer said he would also later discover that Samson, the policeman, told the SIB that the found firearms in his house. He was the detained for five days.

While in detention, he kept requesting that he be charged to court because he suspected that there was a plot to make him face criminal charges and have him remanded in prison. On account of the suspected plot, many people, including one of his lawyers, advised the dealer to offer to pay N500,000 of the N750,000. The man from whom the money was taken agreed when it was suggested to him. He was told to put it in writing.

“I knew nothing about the money and there was also no way I could raise the amount suggested, having just started business. I was given till 15 January 2016 to pay part of the money,” he narrated.

While waiting outside the Anti-Robbery Squad premises on the deadline day of January 15, 2016 the dealer said he saw actress Toyin Aimakhu with a man that was being wildly cheered by policemen.

He took a closer look and discovered that the man being cheered by the policemen was the person that came to his office requesting to buy GOtv decoders and eventually took $3,000 from the currency trader.

On the said day the victim saw him at Anti-robbery Squad where Seun Egbegbe and Toyin Aimaku came to release Aimakhu’s Range Rover that he Seun gave her which d police impounded from her driver earlier that day and fortunately Semiu saw and recognized Seun Egbegbe as someone who collected $3000 from the BDC vendor. lawyers.

“I was confused. I then told one of the Anti-Robbery Squad officers that the man in front of them was the one who collected the $3,000.

The officer asked if I knew the person I was pointing at. I said I was sure he was the one. The officer said he is Seun Egbegbe, a socialite,” said the dealer.

Stung, the dealer I ran to the Investigative Police Officer (IPO) handling his matter to tell him of his discovery. The IPO, the dealer said, asked him repeatedly if he was sure of the man’s identity.

“I told him I was sure he was the one who came to my shop,” stated the dealer.

Drama then ensued when the IPO wanted to arrest Egbegbe. He was arrested after initial hesitation by police and confessed that he was the one that did it.

But his actress girlfriend, Toyin Aimakhu told the police that she was ready to offer them (the police) any amount to bury the case because she doesn’t want a scandal, the victim wanted to press charges against Seun Egbegbe but the police colluded with Aimakhu and threatened Semiu and his co-victim with harm.

Some officers were opposed to his arrest, but the IPO insisted on arresting him, and he was arrested.

He confessed to the crime and promised to refund the Hausa, currency trader. The actress, added the dealer, slumped in shock.

“I was invited back to AKS on January 18, 2016, for apology and compensation, but nothing not was done. The CSO and another staff of the Fidelity Bank branch lost their job. I incurred huge financial losses and almost lost my sight,” the dealer recalled.”

Elumelu Parties With Reekado Banks, Dr Sid At REDTV First Anniversary

Chairman of United Bank of Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, took time off his hectic schedule to dance and mingle with guests at the first anniversary of online lifestyle channel, REDTV, on Thursday, December 8.

The REDTV Rave was an opportunity for the network to celebrate one year of rollercoaster entertainment and other milestones.

Coming a day after the private screening of REDTV’s much anticipated Here and Now series; the rave was a star-studded event where everyone had fun right through the night. The ambiance was perfect with lasers, mood lights and strobes from every corner.

The highlight of the evening was the performances by Mavin Records duo, Reekado Banks and Dr. Sid.

Elumelu was joined on the dance floor by former UBA CEO, Phillips Oduoza.

Also In attendance were celebrities like REDTV’s ambassador Agbani Darego, Peace Hyde, VJ Adams, Chef Eros, Demilade Roberts and Simi Esiri to name a few.

Olaolu Mudashiru, Mako Alabi, Audu Dankaro, Kojo Claude-Enin and others came from the business community.

REDTV is a brand dedicated to creating and producing quality and entertaining lifestyle content from the African continent.

It is proudly supported by UBA and is a one-stop shop for quality entertainment covering all genres including but not limited to fashion, music, sports, lifestyle and much more.

Music Star, Chidinma Releases New Single

Multi-talented music star, Chidinma has once again reflected her amazing versatility with the release of a new single, ‘For You’ dedicated to the Christmas celebrations.

Produced by Mystro, For You is a thrilling fusion of amazing vocals and Yoruba traditional vibes. For You is an amazing euphony of Gangan (talking drums) and horns to celebrate Christmas!

Chidinma Ekile ( Chidinma) is a contemporary Afro pop singer, songwriter, performer, recording artiste since 2011 and has so far worked with distinguished artistes like Sound Sultan, Illbliss, Wizkid , Flavour Banky W, Tha Suspect and international acts like Awilo and Toofan.

Following her amazing performance at the 2010 edition of MTN Project fame, the beautiful singer emerged winner and promptly began her music career signed to Illbliss management company, Goretti Company.

Over the years, Chidinma’s music career has grown in leaps and bounds as the singer has won a good number of prestigious awards including the KORA, NMVA to mention but a few.

The songstress was also the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base official Naija Top chart. She has also been recognized in an impressive number of nominations including Channel O Music Video Awards, NEA, HEADIES, MTV AFRICA.

The singer is currently signed to her own music label, 40fied Music Company.

Nominees For 2017 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards Unveiled [Full List]

The nominees for the 2017 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) has been unveiled, scheduled to hold in March next year has been unveiled

The announcement ceremony took place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos and broadcasted live on all African Magic channels saw two Nigerian movies, ’76 and 93 Days nominated in eight categories.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Supporting Actress

Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked

Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day

Ebele Okaro – Ebele Okaro

Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef

Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Namundi Mbusi – Vaya

Best Supporting Actor Movie/TV series

Gideon Okeke – 93 Days

Warren Vasemole – Vaya

Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go

Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes Are Missing

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

93 Days – Bola Bello

Oloibiri – Chima Adighije

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith

Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

Best Soundtrack

Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts

93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W

No Good Turn – Brymo

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Cinematographer

Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah

93 Days – Yinka Edward

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Oloibiri – Curtis Graham

76 – Yinka Edward

Best Actress in a Drama

Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country

Rita Dominic – 76

Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration

Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya

Meg Ottamwa – Derailed

Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Actor in  a Drama

RMD – Oloibiri

Ramsey Nouah – 76

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter

Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

Femi Jacobs –  Femi Jacobs

Best Actress in a Comedy

Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws

Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike

Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy

Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike

Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary

Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica

Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike

Best Writer

76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi

The CEO – Tunde Babalola

A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun

Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo

Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo

Vaya – Akin Omotoso

Best Actor in a Comedy

Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica

Bovi Ugboma – It’s Her Day

Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go

Mike Ezuruonye – Brother Jekwu

Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple

Amechi Munagor – Meet the In-Laws

Best Movie West Africa

93 Days

76

Oloibiri

A Trip to Jamaica

The CEO

Best Movie South Africa

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Vaya

The Jakes are Missing

All About Love

Best Movie East Africa

Aisha

Kati Kati

Epidemic

Homecoming

Best Overall Movie

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Aisha

93 Days

76

Naomba Niseme

Best Short Film or Online Video

Ireti

Loot

Meet the Parents

Cat Face

Light Diaries: Spin Around

Best Documentary

Roots Gambia

Makoko: Futures Afloat

Alison

Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood

Petra’s Nebatean Heritage

Best Picture Director

Oloibiri

Vaya

76 – Emeka Ojukwu

Happiness is a Four Letter Word –

93 Days –

Best Costume Design

76

Oloibiri

Ghana Must Go

Casino

King Invincible

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Swahili)

Siri Ya Mtungi

Mganga Bomba

Fihi

Zilizala

Urembo

Best TV series

Jenifa’s Diary

Sokhulu and Partners season 3

Duplicity

Beneath the Lies

Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

Sunny Ade’s Guitar Sold At Auction For N52m

It was a night of great performance and surprises as  the ‘Sunny On Sunday’ concert held Sunday to mark the 70th birthday of Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade.

The concert had some of Nigeria’s biggest artists to thrill the crowd, among them Tiwa Savage Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.

Funke Akindele, Lolo Omotunde and comedian Tee A, served as hosts

One of the highlights of the concert was the auction of King Sunny Ade’s Fender telecaster guitar. It was designed by artist and writer Victor Ehikhamenor.

Bidding for the guitar began at N9m but a bidding war soon saw the bid close at N52.1million.The Sunny on Sunday concert of King Sunny Ade, Juju maestro, had a lot of great performances as well as a few surprises.

 

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