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Flavour debunks romance with BBA’s Dillish

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” I only invited her for my video and hosted her”

Dillish

Dillish

Popular act, Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli, widely known as Flavour Nabania, has debunked the widespread reports that he was having an amorous affair with BBA 2013 winner, Dillish. The Adanma crooner also debunked the insinuation that suggestive pictures in circulation was taken after their sexcapades in his Lekki, Lagos apartment.

In an exclusive chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Thursday, February 20,2014, the Glo ambassador, through his right hand man, Onucheyo Nasir a.k.a Nash said it’s just a professional picture and that their is no affair between them for now.

“For now there is nothing between us. She featured in my video and I went to pick her at the airport and also hosted her. That’s it.  I wonder why they are spreading the falsehood all over the net. We are not kids and if their is something between us why hide it? It’s strictly professional for now.”

According to reports online, BBA 2013 winner, Dillish appeared in Flavour’s Ikworikwo video last year but that was strictly professional. Flavour even paid for her appearance. Then they became friends. It was alleged that after she broke up with her boyfriend,she came for a movie in Port Harcourt. Afterwards,she came to Lagos, on a visit and  had dinner with Flavour. Then she spent the night in his house at Chevron Estate, Lekki, Lagos, which he bought in November 2013. Thus, a secret affair emanated. Few days ago, a picture of both alleged lovers surfaced online which fuelled the rumour of their sexcapades.

Flavour

Flavour

Chinedu Okoli (born November 23, 1983), better known by his stage name Flavour N’abania is a prolific Nigerian recording artiste, dancer, songwriter and performer. He began his music career as a drummer for a local church in his hometown in Enugu State. He is popularly known across Africa and the world for his massive club banger, Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix). He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment Music Label.
In 2005, he released his self titled debut album, N’abania. In 2010, Flavour released his second studio album, Uplifted. It was supported by the singles Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix), Adamma, and Oyi Remix. The album’s success made Flavour one of Africa’s most sought out artistes. He was booked to perform at numerous concerts and social events following Uplifted’s release.

He is well known for his ability to sing fluently in Igbo. His family is originally from Umunze in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. The resident pastor at his church introduced him to a friend, Chris I Ordor, the CEO of SoundCity Communications.

Mr. Ordor had just started a music company aimed at training young musicians on the basics of music and nurturing them all the way to professional level. In 1996, he was invited to join the company on an education scholarship to study music. After three years of playing the drums, Flavour started playing professionally. In 1999, he moved on from playing the drums and started playing the keyboard. He also used to provide backing vocals for other musicians at SoundCity.

In 2005, he released his debut album, N’abania, through Obaino Music. The album’s success was relative and limited to Eastern Nigeria, particularly, Enugu State. He collaborated with Mr. Raw on the album’s lead single entitled N’abania. The song was recorded at Kingsley Ogoro’s studio in Lagos, Nigeria.

Lolhiphop Records, an established record label in South Africa, released the album after popular demand. The album’s top singles include “Nwa Baby” (Ashawo Remix), “Adamma”, and “Oyi Remix”; the latter features Tiwa Savage.

Interestingly, Flavour who is the first son of four siblings and seven step siblings didn’t enjoy the full support of his family who often dismissed it as a pipe dream.

Windhoek-born BBA 2013 winner, Dillish is a third year Psychology student from Namibia with a passion for seafoods. She describes herself as “caring, fun, troublesome, loving and adventurous”. She said her best quality is the fact that she’s “very real and straightforward”. She values caring and considerate people and dislikes those who are selfish and lazy.

She entered Big Brother because she’s been a fan of the show for some time and promised herself that she would enter as soon as she was old enough. Dillish said it’s a bit scary to know that Africa will be watching her 24/7, but said she’s excited to share her private life and lifestyle with the continent.
She said the best thing about Africa is the diverse cultures and “our unity”. Her favourite place in Namibia is Swakopmund adding that even though she hasn’t travelled much, a trip to Nigeria last year was “the best ever”. Her grandfather is her role model. “He raised my mom and five of his grandchildren – including myself. He is my hero,”.

-FEMI OYEWALE

 

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