What was the worst punishment you were given at school?
By Blustar Entertainment
11 December 2015 | 10:55 am
For anyone who got their primary and secondary school education in Nigeria, getting punished by teachers was the norm. Our respondents disclose some of the worst punishments they had to endure back in the day.
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
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