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Friday, 15 December 2017

These Pictures of Nigerian Actress, Rita Dominic Will Melt Your Heart



Nollywood actress and producer, Rita Dominic has continued to glow in her looks despite the toll of age.
 
Rita Dominic
Fans are drooling over the new pictures of 42 year old Nigerian actress, Rita Dominic after she released them online.
The make-up artist and the photographer did justice to her looks with the designs and angles of shot. The talented actress is single and she once admitted that she was searching.
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha in 2012 won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is a native of Mbaise, LGA in Imo State.
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Top 10 Nigerian music producers of 2017



Here 10 of the Best Nigerian Music Producers of 2016, in no particular order.

Sarz  (Twitter/Beatsbysarz)
Producers work just as hard, if not harder, than the singers whose hits they help make.
That should seem obvious, but being "behind the console" means being behind the faces of the songs too, even if some producers are helping singers with their hooks as well.
Take Adey for instance, whose voice we can hear on Ycee’s Juice’ and Olamide’s ‘Wavy level’. This year, Pulse takes a look at some of the best producers of the year.
These are people who worked behind the scenes to make the beats your favourite singers and rappers record over. They all have emerged as being instrumental to the success of the songs they made.
Here 10 of the Best Nigerian Music Producers of 2016, in no particular order.
Tekno
Tekno miles
Tekno  (Instagram/Tekno)
Tekno is popular for his career as a recording and performing artist. But the incredibly talented young man is pretty good behind the scenes. When he isn’t being your favorite singer in your speakers and on stage, he is working hard at creating records for himself and others. That’s how he scored the biggest Nigerian song of 2017, ‘If’ by Davido.
Kiddominant
Kiddominant  (NJO)
While he moves about his business with calm and aplomb, it’s easy to forget how great Kiddominant is as a producer. Just check out his credits which roll off as a confirmed set of top hits. In 2017, he’s gotten some great groove back with helping craft Davido’sFalland Mayorkun’s ‘Mama’.Two dope records which influenced the charts.
Oscar Heman-Ackah
Producer Oscar Heman-Ackah was responsible for much of the production on "Simisola."
Producer Oscar Heman-Ackah was responsible for much of the production on "Simisola."  (The Post)
Oscar is as quite as they come. A true gentleman of the art, the music producer, song writer, vocal instructor and sound designer, is born to Ghanaian-Nigerian parents. He has written and produced evergreen songs for some of the most talented artists, like P-square, Simi, Adekunle Gold, Darey Art-Alade and Chidinma; including international celebrities, like Rihanna, Marian Mereba, Akon, Chris Brown and many more. In 2017, he cemented his place by being responsible for “Simisola” album, the best body of work Nigeria produced in 2017.
Young Jonn
It’s almost feels like the wicked producer stands at the front of the line, beats in hand waiting to race into this list. While he has been mostly quiet this year, he raced into contention for top honors with Olamide’s ‘Wo’, a record that inspired the creation of “Lagos Nawa” album. He’s also scored some loose wins elsewhere with Lil Kesh’s ‘Rora’, 9ice’s ‘Living things’, and more.
Spax
Spax
Spax  (Instagram/Spaxclassic)
You don’t know a lot about Spax due to his insistence to keep things private. But if you consumed Show Dem Camp’s “Palm Wine Music: Vol. 1” EP, then you know that here is a genius who doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves. One of 2017’s standout projects.
Sarz
Sarz
Sarz  (Instagram/Sarz.fm)
Sarz won the year with ‘Come closer’, a record by Wizkid featuring Drake. He was also largely responsible for Wizkid’s Sony debut, “Sounds From The Other Side,” where he brought some big tunes together such as ‘African Bad Gyal’ with Chris Brown, and ‘Sweet love.’ Also, check out Niniola’s ‘Maradona’ and ‘Sicker’.
Adey
Adey
Adey  (Instagram/Itsadey )
For producer Adey, who has been behind the scenes for far too long, 2017 was a blessing. Where he won 2016 with Dremo’s ‘Ojere’, 2017 brought another level of it. Finding good form with Olamide on ‘Wavy level’, he carried through that magic to Ycee’s ‘Juice’, which is in contention for one of the records of the year.
Spellz
Spellz
Spellz  (Instagram/SpellzJamin)
Spellz already won the year when he gave Africa ‘Isakaba’, a song by Wande Coal and DJ Tunez. But there’s also his work on Wizkid’s ‘Sexy’, off “Sounds From The Other Side”, and Tiwa Savage’s buzzing record with Wizkid, ‘Ma lo’.
2T Boiz
2T Boyz
2T Boyz  (KOKO)
While they don’t get enough mainstream coverage, the recording and production duo of 2T Boiz continue to be the best at what they do in the streets. From working on Junior Boy’s ‘Irapada’, to scoring Small Doctor’s ‘Penalty’, they have held down the Lagos mainland, creating a subgenre of street records that defy classification.
Del’B
Del'B
Del'B  (Instagram/iamdelb)
For his efforts on Wizkid’s “Sounds From The Other Side”, Del’B already had one foot in the door. But when you consider that he was in charge of creating another great tune, Runtown’s ‘Mad over you’, then he’s got to make every available list this year.
Sess
Simi, Jamal Swiss, D-Truce, Sess, Others rock the night away with fans
Sess The PRBLM Kid  (Pulse)
Sess continued his good work this year with Falz. He’s mostly the guy who put together Falz’s impressive third studio album “27”. Sess also began his push to be a recording artist, releasing solo efforts such as ‘Bestest’ featuring Vector, ‘Don’t worry’ with Spax, and ‘Don’t worry’ which had Terry Apala as a guest. He was also a part of Simi’s impressive album, he produced ‘One Kain.’
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“Mr Eazi’s Dress Sense Is Bad” – Fans Call Singer ‘Goat’ Over This His Dressing (See Photo)


Nigerians have taken their time to tear Mr. Eazi to shreds over his dressing.
The singer had posed alongside other artsites Skales, DJ Jimmy Jatt and another person but was the only different one there as he had on two different sneakers.
Not wasting time, Nigerians tore into him calling him all sorts.
See the photo Mr Eazi posted below:-
See what his fans are saying:-

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Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung Turns 'Hunter' in New Traditional Photos



Influential politician and the Minister of Youths and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, popularly called DaBrain, has been captured on camera in a hunter-inspired photos which just emerged online.
 
Dalung who is an advocate of culture and traditions, is also a chieftain of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from Plateau State.
 
See more photos below;
 
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Bring on Manchester City! - Tottenham Boss, Pochettino Brags Ahead of Clash with Guardiola's Team


Mauricio Pochettino has said Manchester City are the best side in Europe ahead of Tottenham’s weekend clash at the Premier League leaders.
 
Speaking after Spurs’ comfortable 2-0 win at home to Brighton, the Argentine insisted his players are now completely focused on Saturday’s game, but is convinced their clash against Pep Guardiola’s side will be a tough game.
 
Pochettino said: “They [Manchester City] are showing that they are not only the best in England but in Europe too with the Champions League. They are playing so well and deserve all the praise.
 
“It will be so tough. I think Manchester City deserve all the credit with what they are doing.
 
“Of course now we are completely focused on trying to prepare the team to be ready to compete on Saturday.”
 
On Wednesday night, Spurs had dominated possession against their opponents and opened the scoring five minutes before the break when Serge Aurier’s cross-cum-shot deceived Mat Ryan to fly in the top corner.
 
The in-form Son Heung-min doubled Spurs’ lead to seal the victory for Pochettino’s side on 87 minutes.
 
The Lily Whites initially struggled to find wins at home to the ‘lesser teams’ this season but victories against Brighton and Stoke suggest they are improving in those games.
 
And Pochettino was pleased with his side’s ability to find the breakthrough and control the game.
 
He said: “In this type of game you need something lucky to open things up and also play well, dominate and create chances.
 
“Of course the game changes when you score because then the opposition have to come forward.
 
“I think if you win then you can say ‘oh, we have learned’, but every game is completely different. Sometimes you try and try and it’s difficult.
 
“The most important thing is the three points and I am happy with the performance.”
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Residents Panic As Erosion Takes Over Enugu Community


According to Nigerian Tribune, the people of Amuzam Community, Enugu Ngwo in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State, have cried out for help over erosion menace in the area.
Speaking during an inspection tour of the area recently, a former transition committee chairman of Enugu North Local Government, Sir Isaac Igwe, lamented the erosion devastation of farmlands in the community, adding that residential buildings were also affected.
Honourable Igwe said that the local council had spent over N5m in checking the erosion, urging the Federal Government and state governments to come to their rescue because the natural disaster was getting beyond their control.
He advised the residents of the community to make urgent evacuation of their property before the water sweept the entire community away.
Also speaking, the President-general of the Enugu-Ngwo Town Union, John Enwu, said the devastating effect of the erosion had caused untold hardship to the people of the area, urging the authorities to collaborate in fighting the menace.
“We plead with the federal and state governments for quick intervention to prevent our community from going into extinction”, Enwu added.
Earlier, the Chairman of Amuzam community, Nze Emmanuel Ani, said “the effect is better imagine than felt.”

“Already our farmlands, three poultry farms and a storey building have been affected. It has started encroaching on residential buildings and if urgent intervention is not made now, three storey buildings will also be destroyed”, Ani said.
He said the case had since been reported to the Federal Government including other agencies in charge of the control, adding that the World Bank indicated interests to tackle the menace but currently waiting for counterpart funds from other stakeholders.
Nigerian Tribune observed that other areas affected by erosion include Umueze-Asata, where farmlands had also been washed away. The erosion has started encroaching into St. Theresa Catholic Church Parish at Hilltop and the entire Colliery axis.
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Nigerian-British Actor, John Boyega, Steps Out With His New Girlfriend (Photos)


Nigerian-British actor, John Boyega of “Star Wars” seems to have gotten himself a new girlfriend and she's pretty indeed.
 
The 25-year-old actor and the mystery lady were pictured arm in arm earlier this week arriving in the UK Ahead of the UK premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
 
The actor whose real name is John Adedayo B. Adegboyega once suffered a heartbreak. He revealed on The Graham Norton Show in April, that he was dumped after his date found out he was in Star Wars.
 
 
 
“She didn’t know what I did until we were driving through Times Square. She goes ‘What do you do for a living?’ [I] looked up and I said, ‘That.’ It was me over a lightsaber,” Boyega said.
 
After finding out Boyega was starring in the new Star Wars film, it “affected her stance,” and things ended badly for them.
 
According to reports, the last woman who dated John was Nigerian.
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I was Drunk, A Man Took Me to His House and This Happened - Lady Speaks on Twitter


A beautiful Twitter user has recounted her strange experience with a young man who took her to his house after she got heavily drunk at a night club.
 
 
A Nigerian lady identified as ‘Dr Atinuke’, has narrated how one of her male friends, Ladi, took her to his crib, took care of her and didn’t touch her after she got extremely drunk.
 
Atinuke has gone public with her story to change the odd generalization of all men tagged as potential r*pists and s*x freaks.
 
"I once went to a club with a guy i met through my cousin, i took 4 glasses of Long Island, i was wasted. Dude took to me to his house, removed my clothes & put me under shower. wakeup next morning in his boxer & shirt.

HE DID NOT TOUCH ME.

I will forever respect Ladi

ALL MEN ARE NOT RAPIST*" she posted on Twitter.
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Young Nigerian 'Slay Queen' Allegedly Buys Herself Two Cars Worth About N17m as Early Christmas Gifts (Photos)


A young Nigerian girl identified as Cynthia Olamide, has taken to her social media accounts to share the photos and news that she has acquired two luxurious cars as early Christmas gifts to herself.
 
The pretty 'Slay Queen' apparently spent a whopping sum of about N17 Million getting herself some early Christmas presents which includes; a Toyota Venza worth N7 million and a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C350 4MATIC worth N10 million.
 
She shared the photos and wrote; "2 whips at a time. Congrats to me myself. Early Christmas present. Thank you Jesus."
 
See more photos below;
 
 
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Nigeria to Withdraw $1 billion From Excess Crude Account for Purchase of Arms to Fight Boko Haram


The National Economic Council on Thursday asked the Federal Government to withdraw  $1bn from the  $2.3bn currently in the Excess Crude Account and use it to fight insurgency in the North East, a report by Punch has revealed.
 
The decision, it was gathered was taken at a meeting of the council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The decision was made public by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obasek at the end of the meeting.
 
The council chaired by the Vice-President has all state governors as members. Obaseki said council members expected that the money would be spent on the purchase of security equipment, procurement of intelligence and logistics, among others.
 
Details later...
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Nigerian Girl Reportedly Denied Admission for Being 'Too Beautiful'


A lady, Victoria Wilson Iheanyi taken to the Facebook page of the Olabisi Onabanjo University to claim she was denied admission into the school because she is 'too beautiful'.
 
According to Miss Iheanyi, her looks might unsettle the First Class students and distract them from their studies.
 
She posted in an online group:
 
“Am no more angry with OOU..since I realized why they didnt pick me...the truth is that they are scared of picking a beautiful gurl Like me bicus of their students future...i mean that they are scared that their first class students may leave their studies nd start studying me...and their competent lectures will only want to lecture me and ignore others....
 
So I forgive them..
 
Lobatan...
 
#forest /bush OOU"
 
 
Foul-mouthed Nigerians didn't spare her at all as they kept tongue-lashing her over her claims which they tagged childish.
 
See reactions below:
 
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How MTN, GLO Networks Punish Abuja Subscribers


Subscribers of some mobile networks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried their inability to make calls or browse the internet in the last two days.
 
Many of the subscribers, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, complained that they could not make or receive calls for about 48 hours now, especially on their MTN and GLO Networks.
 
They said that they could not even send text messages because such messages usually returned undelivered.
 
Mrs Kate Solomon, a Public Servant and an MTN subscriber said the network had been so bad that she could not even make a single call for the past two days.

“I needed to get a message across to my son since yesterday but I have tried all I could to call to no avail and the worst of it is that I cannot also send text message.

“I do not know what is happening but the network provider should have noticed a disruption and do something about it, this is not right at all, I feel lost.

“The regulatory bodies should do something about the disruptions that occur with the network delivery services and sensitise users first; in the climes where all things are done orderly subscribers are informed.”
 
Mrs Deborah Adeyemi, a journalist said her MTN network was working perfectly on Wednesday but had since disappeared since the beginning of Thursday.
 
Adeyemi, who also uses GLO network, expressed worry that the network had been malfunctioning for the past three days – appearing and disappearing.

“I cannot imagine the kind of network providers we have in this country. I cannot really say what is happening these networks.

“It is so crazy when you have data and you cannot connect to know what is happening around the world.

“As a journalist, I need the network to be able to do my job but for the past three days I cannot access my mail; this is so disheartening.”
 
However, a 9mobile subscriber, Mr Joseph Udoh said that his network had been functioning well, adding that there had not been any hitch in his mobile service.

“I have been making and receiving calls without and hitches and was surprised to hear others complaining about the poor services from other networks.”
 
He however called on the network providers to do something fast to resolve the issues to enable citizens enjoy the services they paid for.
 
When contacted by NAN, an official of MTN, who requested not to be mentioned said it was a “Down Time” problem,  which was currently being addressed by the network provider’s engineers.

“By the end of the day (Thursday), the issue will be addressed. We apologise to our customers,” he said.
 
A Glo official, who also requested anonymity said that the poor network issue could be as a result of site maintenance which is being addressed.
 
-NAN
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President Mnangagwa Orders Zimbabwe Workers Paid Before Christmas


Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has approved early payment of salaries to government workers, the first time in three years.
 
Zimbabwe Herald reported today that members of the Zimbabwe National Army, Air Force of Zimbabwe and the health sector will be paid tomorrow.
 
Workers in the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) will be paid on December 19, while teachers and the rest of the civil service will be paid on December 21.
 
Pensioners are not left out from benefitting from President Mnangagwa’s gesture. They will also get their dues on December 21, the Herald reported.
 
However, workers in grant-aided institutions will have a bleak Christmas as they will not be paid until December 28.

“We are happy with the consideration taken by President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa’s administration because for the first time in many years we will enjoy the Christmas holidays because all of us are going to get paid before the festive season,” said Mrs Cecilia Alexander, chair of a government agency, Apex Coumcil.
 
She also asked governnment to try to tame rising prices of goods in the market.
 
Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) chief executive Mr Sifiso Ndlovu also said: “That is refreshing news coming under the auspices of a new administration. We want to believe this is showing some seriousness in addressing what otherwise are problems which demoralise workers.”
 
Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary general Mr Raymond Majongwe said “It is a good move because this was going to be the fourth year getting our salaries after Christmas,” he said.

“It means the new Government is sensitive to the plight of the workers, it is a thumbs up for them”, he added.
 
Most civil servants would have been paid by December 21. Low revenue inflows, in the past, saw most Government workers getting their December salaries well after Christmas, according to the government owned Herald.
 
-NAN
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Open Heavens 15 December 2017: Friday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – GOOD FROM EVIL


OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DATE:  FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2017

THEME:  GOOD FROM EVIL

MEMORISE:
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”2 Corinthians 4:17

READ: John 16:4-716:4. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
16:5. But now I go my way to Him that sent Me; and none of you asketh Me, Whither goest thou?16:6. But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
16:7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, The Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.


MESSAGE:
A. Everybody has a choice to make on the issue of focus in life.
1. Your focus has a way of directing your activities and dictating how well or badly your resources are utilized.
2. It is therefore great wisdom to make Jesus Christ your focus.
3. May the Lord grant you grace to do so in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
4. When you walk with God for a while, you will come to realise that He specialises in bringing something good out of something seemingly bad.
5. This is why it is well said that opportunities are wrapped up in unpleasant packages.
6. This truth was demonstrated in the life of Elisha (2 Kings 2:1-15).
7. To Elisha, losing his mentor and master was seemingly a bad thing, but this had to happen for Him to get promoted to the office of the national prophet and become a mentor to others.
8. Similarly, it was seemingly a bad thing when Jesus Christ had to be beaten and His body was torn in shreds.
9. However, this was the price He had to fully pay for us to access healing for all kinds of diseases.
10. 1 Peter 2:24 “Who Himself bore our sins in His Own Body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by Whose stripes you were healed.
11. This tells us that not every bad event is truly bad, particularly as it relates to children of The Most High God.
12. Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

B.  “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.”  John 16:7
1. After spending just three and a half years with His Disciples, the time came for The Lord to leave them.
2. This was an unthinkable scenario for them, and it was most undesirable!
3. The Disciples were not ready to let The Master go, not even when they knew that He needed to go to The Cross in obedience to God.
4. In fact, Peter was prepared to involve himself in physical combat in his attempt to prevent Jesus from leaving them.
5. However, Jesus needed to depart for the Holy Spirit to come.
6. Some people may have to leave the scene so that you can move from obscurity into limelight.
7. Have you been left out in the cold?
8. Something will happen that will cause a sudden divine remembrance of you this season in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
9. King Uzziah had to die for Prophet Isaiah to see more clearly
10. (Isaiah 6:1).
11. The Lord will do something about your matter today!
12. Whether good or bad, things will happen that will favour you in Jesus’ Name.
13. Both good and bad will work in your favour this period!
14. As bad as afflictions appear to be,
15. 2 Corinthians 4:17 says they are actually working great rewards for us. May every seemingly bad event work for your good in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

PRAYER POINT:
Father, in seemingly bad situations I have been through or that I am going through now, please open my eyes to see the good inherent in them in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Revelation 11-13
Zachariah 1:18-2:13                                                                       AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN: THROUGH THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOUR.
1. Through the love of God our Savior,
All will be well;
Free and changeless is His favor,
All, all is well:
Precious is the blood that healed us;
Perfect is the grace that sealed us;
Strong the hand stretched
forth to shield us;
All must be well.

2. Though we pass through tribulation,
All will be well;
Christ hath purchased full salvation,
All, all is well:
Happy still in God confiding;
Fruitful, if in Christ abiding;
Holy, through the Spirit's guiding;
All must be well.

3. We expect a bright tomorrow;
All will be well;
Faith can sing through days of sorrow,
All, all is well:
On our Father's love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
Then in living or in dying,
All must be well.
EMMANUEL=GOD WITH US!
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Thursday, 14 December 2017

DO YOU ENJOY BLOGING? Bloggers Needed.

DO YOU ENJOY BLOGING?
Bloggers Needed.
To apply: Send your CV to ebalsblog@gmail.com
Please share and tag a friend that might be interested.
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Watch Tonto Dikeh Totally Freak Out While Getting a Fish Pedicure

First, the nollywood actress got a good makeup, now she's doing something pretty fishy with her feet.

On a recent IG video, Tonto Dikeh got a live fish pedicure. That doesn't sound so bad, right? Getting your feet cleaned with fish daintily swimming around you in a tub of warm water? Wrong. The beauty treatment, which is actually very popular, revolves around toothless carp nibbling off the dead skin on your feet.

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VIDEO:Banky W, Toke Makinwa, DJ Spinall & D.J Cuppy on Luxury Boat Party for Ciroc

As Christmas draws to a close, fun cruises on the Lagos Island waves are proving more popular than ever.
Banky W, Toke Makinwa, DJ Spinall and  D.J Cuppy' Femi Otedola's daughter spent time at the Shooting for Ciroc.  Of course, their visit wasn't all business and they found time to enjoy the Lagos Island sea from a classic Riva.
The hosts took to social media on Thursday to share images  and video of a star-studded boat party, while newly wedded Banky W's wife was notably absent.
Watch them party it up in the clip below!





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