“I can’t date a man who clubs all day” – Grammy Award-winning South African Tyla

“I can’t date a man who clubs all day” – Grammy Award-winning South African Tyla



Grammy Award-winning South African R&B singer, Tyla Laura Seethal, simply known as Tyla, has said that she couldn’t date a man who spends all day clubbing.

The “Water” hitmaker revealed her current single status and made the comment in a recent interview with Power 96.5 FM, Miami.

The 22-year-old stated to the on-air personality that she is unmarried at the moment because she wants to concentrate on her music career. She chose the guy who plays video games over the regular clubber when asked which one she preferred.

The host asked; “Would you rather have a boyfriend who plays video games a lot or a boyfriend who is always in the club?”

Tyla replied;

“Video games all day. A club guy? No! What the hell? I would rather have a boyfriend who plays video games than a boyfriend who is at the club every weekend. At least, I know the guy who plays video games will always be home with me. I also love being at home.”

Speaking on why she was single, she said: “Yes, I am single. I’m not playing with all of that right now. I am focusing on the prize.”
“Tyla deserved Best African Grammy award” – Daddy Freeze

“Tyla deserved Best African Grammy award” – Daddy Freeze

Media personality and convener of the Free the Sheeple movement, Daddy Freeze, has declared that South African Grammy winner, Tyla deserved to win the award.

He said that the 22-year-old singer, who was nominated in the same category for the 66th Grammy Awards, defeated Nigerian artists to win the Best African Music award.




Recall that on Sunday, during the 66th Grammy Awards, Nigerian performers Burna Boy, Davido, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr were unsuccessful in winning any prizes.

Some angry Nigerian music fans accused the Recording Academy of collusion in the selection of Tyla’s “Water” over popular songs by Omo Baba Olowo and Odogwu.

However, Freeze maintained that Tyla’s 2024 Grammy win was fully earned and differed from the viewpoint of many Nigerian fans.

He said;

“Tyla’s Grammy win over Nigerian artists was not ojoro [scam]. I don’t see the ojoro. I’m struggling to see the ojoro.

Globally, in my opinion, ‘Water’ was a slightly bigger song [than Nigerian songs nominated]. It doesn’t mean those songs were not big. They were very big. It’s just that ‘Water’ has more vitality. It is massive on Tiktok.”
“My father said I’m still a legend despite Grammy loss” – Davido

“My father said I’m still a legend despite Grammy loss” – Davido

Popular Nigerian singer David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has declared that having a nomination for the just-finished 66th Grammy Awards is reason enough for him to be proud of himself.

Recall that he did not win an award at the Grammy Awards, which took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, despite receiving three nominations.





First-time Grammy nominee Davido disclosed that, even in the face of defeat, his millionaire father, Mr. Adedeji Adeleke, sent him words of encouragement.

In his most recent interview with Rolling Stone, the “Unavailable” singer talked about his rise to fame and said that his father told him he was still a legend.

He said;

“Being nominated alone is enough to make me proud of myself. I just want my song to be heard on the radio once or twice in the beginning, but for it to transcend to this is just amazing and God’s doing.

I was on the phone with my dad yesterday and he was like ‘Son no matter what happens, you are still a legend’. So yeah, he is a big fan.”
Corruption allegations against Gbajabiamila baseless — Speaker

Corruption allegations against Gbajabiamila baseless — Speaker



The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has called on security agencies to diligently investigate allegations leveled against the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The speaker gave the charge on Thursday while addressing a press conference on the state of the nation.

Gbajabiamila has been at the centre of allegations of graft involving suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

Addressing the citizens, Abbas urged Nigerians to desist from fake news but welcomed constructive criticism to make government officials more accountable.

He, however, pointed out that the allegations against Gbajabiamila are capable of undermining the nation’s democracy.

He said, “There has been a rise in defamation campaigns on social media involving the deliberate dissemination of false and misleading information with the intent to harm the reputation of individuals or organisations. These campaigns often target political opponents, seeking to undermine their credibility, integrity, and public trust.

“The recent unjustified and baseless allegations against the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, point to the danger of an unfettered and unaccountable social media. Such acts not only undermine the integrity of our democracy but also erode the fabric of our national unity. Yet, Femi is just one of millions of Nigerians who suffer cyberbullying and coordinated campaigns of defamation daily. Too many victims are not as powerful as him to defend themselves.

“Those of us who have worked with him for over a decade can attest to his patriotism and integrity. His willingness to voluntarily subject himself to investigation by all security and law enforcement agencies demonstrates his rectitude and honour.

“I urge the security agencies to work diligently and swiftly to investigate all matters he has raised in his letter to them and inform Nigerians of their findings. If not found guilty, these agencies must fish out those responsible for the character assassination and ensure they are brought before the law.

“It is most unfortunate that someone who has, over the years, built a reputation through hard work and commitment to service, should be damaged by unscrupulous elements. The consistent attempt to pull him down for purely political or personal reasons and without consequence is deeply deplorable.”


Breaking News: Police declare Bauchi cleric, Abdulaziz, wanted

Breaking News: Police declare Bauchi cleric, Abdulaziz, wanted



The Bauchi State Police Command has declared a cleric in the state, Idris Abdulaziz, wanted.

This is disclosed in a Special Police Gazette made available to journalists in Bauchi on Thursday.

The police bulletin which was through the command Criminal Investigation Department, displaye the picture and details of Abdulaziz and pledged reward for anyone who assist in his arrest.

According to the bulletin, Abdulaziz is declared wanted for contempt of court.

When contacted for comment on the development, Abdulaziz’s lawyer, Mr. Ahmad Musa, said the declaration by the police is not something new as the state government is using state resources to suppress the voice of the opposition.

He said, “This is not something new, Malam Idris Abdulaziz is the only person speaking the truth to power. The state government is using state resources to suppress him and silence him, which they will fail.”

Our correspondent reported that Musa had accused the Bauchi State Government of using the state judicial branch to politically witch-hunt his client.

He said that on Monday, the state government through the office of the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Hassan El-Yakub, filed fresh charges at the Chief Magistrates Court, Bauchi, against the wanted cleric.

He said, “This is coming week after my client went into exile after security agents raided his Dutsen Tanshi residence in the Bauchi metropolis on January 24, to execute a search warrant.

“Abdulaziz left Bauchi State to flee persecution and arbitrary arrest and detention by the Bauchi government following trumped-up charges accusing him of committing blasphemy against religious creed. He has successfully left Bauchi to a safer place.”.

The Islamic cleric has denied charges against him by the state government of “inciting disturbances, insulting or inciting contempt of religious creed.”

“The case went from the Upper Sharia Court 1, Bauchi State to High Court, Bauchi and now it is properly before the Court of Appeal, Jos Division,” Musa explained.

Musa alleged that the twist of events in the case against his client has further exposed the political inclination of the state government to use the state judicial branch to persecute Abdulaziz.

Abdulaziz is a popular Islamic cleric based in the Dutsen Tanshi area of the Bauchi metropolis.

His ordeals began last April when he told a gathering that he does not need the support of any person when in difficult times, not even Prophet Muhammad, but only God.

“In difficult times I don’t need the support of Ibrahim Niase, Abdulkadir Jelani, Ahmad Tijjani (Sufi scholars), and even Prophet Muhammad except for Allah,” Abdulaziz, a strong Sunni Muslim said in his lecture on the oneness of God.

The comments generated controversy in the state and beyond. While his brethren in the Sunni sect supported him, some of his rivals from the Sufi sect have called for his prosecution, accusing him of disrespecting a religious creed.

The state government subsequently took over the case and prosecuted him.
Sen. Ubah celebrates YPP’s victory in Anambra Federal Constituencies rerun elections

Sen. Ubah celebrates YPP’s victory in Anambra Federal Constituencies rerun elections



Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, member representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has expressed gratitude to the electorate for ensuring victory for the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the Feb. 3 rerun elections in parts of the state.

Ubah made this commendation while reacting to the outcome of the rerun elections in Nnewi on Sunday.

Recall that in the rerun election for Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo, YPP candidate, Mr Peter Uzokwe, displaced Mr Uche Elodimuo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to emerge the lawmaker representing the constituency.

In Orumba North/Orumba South Federal Constituency, YPP’s Chinwe Nnabuife defeated Mr Okwudili Ezenwankwo of the Peoples Democratic Party to retain her seat.

Ubah, who described the election as a foretaste of the 2025 governorship contest, said it was a show of how much people believed in his contributions to the development of Anambra as a private citizen and a Senator.

He said even though he was now a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he was able to help his former party, the YPP, to win two Federal Constituencies in an APGA-dominated state.

“I am delighted with the result of the rerun election in Anambra, it was double victory for me but more importantly, it shows we are a force to reckon with.

“Winning election is not about deploying resources on election day, as a private citizen I have always been with my people, as a senator I am working for them, my impact is all over the place,” he said.

Ubah commended the security agencies for their roles in ensuring that the rerun election went peacefully.

“Their presence was good, they did not harass or intimidate anybody, they ensured that everything went well, so, I thank them,” he said.
Veteran Nigerian actress, Ethel Ekpe dies of cancer

Veteran Nigerian actress, Ethel Ekpe dies of cancer



On Wednesday, Lagos State bade farewell to the celebrated Nigerian actress, Ethel Ekpe, who succumbed to cancer. Ekpe gained recognition for her role as ‘Segi’ in the classic sitcom ‘Basi and Company’ by Ken Saro Wiwa, aired on the Nigerian Television Authority. Her talent also shone in Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and ‘Sons of the Caliphate.’

The late actress played the role of ‘Segi’ in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company'.

The late actress, who played the role of ‘Segi’ in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’, died in Lagos State.

In a Facebook post, the Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Shaibu Husseini, said the actress reportedly died of cancer on Wednesday.

Husseini said, “I have been reliably informed that Ethel Ekpe, (Ethel Aderemi nee Ekpe), the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.

“The actress, pastor and star of Amaka Igwe’s ‘Forever’ and most recently ‘Sons of the Caliphate” reportedly died of cancer today in Lagos. She will be sorely missed.
 No Plan to Increase Fuel Prices Again NNPCL Assures Nigerians

No Plan to Increase Fuel Prices Again NNPCL Assures Nigerians


The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited on Thursday said it was not planning to increase the cost of Premium Motor Spirit, known as petrol.

The NNPCL in a statement by its Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Olufemi Soneye, urged Nigerians against panic buying of petrol.

The statement read, “NNPC Ltd. urges Nigerians to disregard unfounded rumours and assures them that there are no plans for an upward review of the PMS price.

“Motorists nationwide are advised against engaging in panic buying, as there is presently ample availability of PMS across the country.”

The reports that oil marketers expressed fears that there might be a scarcity of petrol if the NNPCL fails to make the product available to depot owners and other dealers.

They said the long queues being experienced in filling stations and some parts of Ogun State might eventually spread to other parts of the nation should the NNPCL fail to sell enough petrol to distributors.

“The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd. assures the public that there is no imminent increase in the cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol,” the statement read.

“NNPC Ltd. urges Nigerians to disregard unfounded rumours and assures them that there are no plans for an upward review of the PMS price.

“Motorists nationwide are advised against engaging in panic buying, as there is presently ample availability of PMS across the country.”

Man United News LIVE: Rashford to PSG transfer, Ratcliffe's four targets and Old Trafford plan

Man United News LIVE: Rashford to PSG transfer, Ratcliffe's four targets and Old Trafford plan



Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is once again being eyed by Paris Saint-Germain as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, while Sir Jim Ratcliffe is edging closer to officially becoming a 25 per cent shareholder and making clear his plans for the club and Old Trafford.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's era at Manchester United is on the brink of being official - but he's already laid the groundwork for some seismic changes at Old Trafford.

Firstly and quite literally, it's emerged that Ratcliffe wants to transform Old Trafford into the 'Wembley of the north' as part of a £2billion regeneration protect. But it's what happens on the hallowed turf which will dictate how supporters view his time running the show alongside the much-maligned Glazers, having been voted in by United's stakeholders on Monday.

Alongside his right-hand men at INEOS, Sir Dave Brailsford and Jean-Claude Blanc, the British petrochemicals tycoon is identifying the causes of United's poor performance over the last decade, with recruitment at the fore. That's why Ratcliffe has already developed a transfer strategy ahead of the summer window, with four targets emerging who'll no-doubt excite United fans.

Scroll down to find LIVE updates on everything Manchester United throughout Wednesday.


Eriksen offered return by Brentford boss

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has opened the door for Christian Eriksen to end his struggles at Manchester United and return to the London club.

Frank told Tipsbladet: "He will always be welcome back! Christian will always be. I think he knows that well. And we know he had a good time here."


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Who'll replace Martinez against Aston Villa?

Erik ten Hag has a dilemma on his hands ahead of Sunday's trip to Aston Villa.

With Lisandro Martinez out injured, the Manchester United boss will have to select his preferred centre-back pairing out of Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans and young Willy Kambwala.


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ICYMI: PSG have one condition before making Rashford move

Paris Saint-Germain remain keen to sign Marcus Rashford as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, but only if he truly wants to join the Ligue 1 champions.

Rashford's long-term future at Manchester United has been questioned in recent weeks amid his poor form and following a boozy trip to Belfast.

According to reports, PSG want the 26-year-old England internationals to signal his desire to leave Old Trafford before approaching United, who'd no-doubt drive a hard bargain.


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Neville concerned over next generation

Gary Neville has admitted that he worries Manchester United's up-and-coming talent won't be able to thrive at Old Trafford due to a lack of leaders in the dressing room.

Kobbie Mainoo, Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho and are all showing great signs, but Neville believes that the right influences are needed around them.

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Top 10 Best camera phones for stunning images to consider

Top 10 Best camera phones for stunning images to consider

Camera phones have revolutionized the way we capture and share moments, becoming indispensable tools in our daily lives. So, here are our top 10 picks of the best camera phones you need to buy right away.


Best Camera phones for stunning image captures (Pexels)



In today's digital age, a smartphone's camera quality is one of the most important factors for consumers. With an abundance of options available in the market, choosing the best camera phone can be a daunting task. To help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of the 10 best camera phones in India for 2024. Whether you're looking for high-resolution images, fast charging, or sleek design, we've got you covered with the latest and greatest options. Let's have a closer look at each of these top contenders.

1. itel 5000mAh Battery Charging Display

The itel 5000mAh Battery Charging Display phone offers exceptional battery life, a stunning display, and fast charging capabilities. With a powerful 5000mAh battery, this phone ensures long-lasting usage for photography and other tasks. The 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop display provides a clear and vibrant viewing experience. It also features a 13MP dual rear camera setup, perfect for capturing high-quality images. With its affordable price point, this phone is a great option for budget-conscious consumers.

Specifications:5000mAh battery capacity

6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop display
13MP dual rear camera setup
Fast charging capabilities
Affordable price point

2. realme Segment Fastest Charging High-res

The realme Segment Fastest Charging High-res phone is a powerhouse when it comes to camera performance and fast charging. It features a 64MP AI quad-camera setup, delivering stunning high-resolution images. With its 65W SuperDart Charge, this phone offers the fastest charging capabilities in its class. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display provides a vivid and immersive viewing experience. Packed with cutting-edge features, this phone is ideal for photography enthusiasts and tech-savvy users.

Specifications:64MP AI quad-camera setup

65W SuperDart Charge
6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
Fastest charging capabilities
Cutting-edge features

3. Starfrost Storage Powered MediaTek Display

The Starfrost Storage Powered MediaTek Display phone offers a seamless blend of storage, performance, and display quality. With its 128GB storage capacity and MediaTek Helio G85 processor, this phone delivers smooth and efficient operation. The 6.6-inch HD+ display provides crisp and clear visuals, perfect for capturing and viewing photos. It also features a 48MP quad-camera setup, ensuring high-quality images in various settings. Packed with features, this phone is a versatile choice for everyday use.

Specifications:128GB storage capacity

MediaTek Helio G85 processor
6.6-inch HD+ display
48MP quad-camera setup
Versatile choice for everyday use

4. Samsung Storage MediaTek Octa-core Processor

The Samsung Storage MediaTek Octa-core Processor phone combines Samsung's renowned quality with powerful performance. With 128GB of storage and a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, this phone offers ample space and seamless multitasking. The 6.4-inch Infinity-U display provides an immersive viewing experience, making it ideal for photography and entertainment. It features a 64MP quad-camera setup, delivering stunning images in various conditions. With its sleek design and reliable performance, this phone is a top contender in its category.

Specifications:128GB storage capacity

MediaTek Helio G80 processor
6.4-inch Infinity-U display
64MP quad-camera setup
Sleek design and reliable performance

5. realme Feather Segment Charging Slimmest

The realme Feather Segment Charging Slimmest phone is a perfect blend of style and performance. With its 64MP AI quad-camera setup, this phone captures high-resolution images with exceptional detail. It features a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display, providing vibrant and true-to-life visuals. The ultra-slim design and fast charging capabilities make it a convenient choice for on-the-go photography. Packed with cutting-edge features, this phone is a stylish and versatile option for photography enthusiasts.

Specifications:64MP AI quad-camera setup

6.1-inch Super AMOLED display
Ultra-slim design
Fast charging capabilities
Stylish and versatile option

6. iQOO Pacific Snapdragon Processor 44WFlashCharge

The iQOO Pacific Snapdragon Processor 44WFlashCharge phone is a powerhouse in terms of performance and charging speed. With its Snapdragon 765G processor and 44W FlashCharge, this phone delivers lightning-fast responsiveness and charging capabilities. The 6.44-inch E3 Super AMOLED display provides stunning visuals, perfect for capturing and viewing photos. It features a 48MP triple rear camera setup, ensuring high-quality images in various scenarios. Packed with cutting-edge features, this phone is a top choice for performance-oriented users.

Specifications:Snapdragon 765G processor

44W FlashCharge
6.44-inch E3 Super AMOLED display
48MP triple rear camera setup
Cutting-edge features

7. OnePlus Nord Chromatic 128GB Storage

The OnePlus Nord Chromatic 128GB Storage phone is a perfect blend of style, performance, and storage capacity. With 128GB of storage and a Snapdragon 765G processor, this phone offers ample space and seamless multitasking. The 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display provides vibrant and immersive visuals, ideal for photography and entertainment. It features a 48MP quad-camera setup, delivering stunning images in various conditions. With its sleek design and reliable performance, this phone is a top choice for photography enthusiasts.

Specifications:128GB storage capacity

Snapdragon 765G processor
6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display
48MP quad-camera setup
Sleek design and reliable performance

8. Samsung Galaxy Amber Yellow Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Amber Yellow Storage phone is a stylish and reliable option for photography and entertainment. With 128GB of storage and a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, this phone offers ample space and smooth performance. The 6.4-inch Infinity-U display provides crisp and captivating visuals, perfect for capturing and viewing photos. It features a 48MP quad-camera setup, delivering stunning images in various settings. With its vibrant color options and reliable performance, this phone is a top contender in its category.

Specifications:128GB storage capacity

MediaTek Helio G80 processor
6.4-inch Infinity-U display
48MP quad-camera setup
Vibrant color options and reliable performance

9. Emerald Risk-Free Display Segment Quad-Curved

The Emerald Risk-Free Display Segment Quad-Curved phone offers a unique blend of display quality and performance. With its quad-curved design and 6.5-inch Full HD+ display, this phone provides an immersive and captivating viewing experience. It features a 64MP quad-camera setup, perfect for capturing high-quality images in various settings. The risk-free guarantee ensures peace of mind for consumers looking to invest in a reliable and stylish phone for photography and entertainment.


Specifications:Quad-curved design

6.5-inch Full HD+ display
64MP quad-camera setup
Captivating viewing experience
Risk-free guarantee

10. Motorola Storage External Display Android

The Motorola Storage External Display Android phone offers a unique combination of external display and performance. With its 128GB storage capacity and Snapdragon 662 processor, this phone delivers ample space and smooth multitasking. The 6.7-inch Full HD+ display provides vivid and immersive visuals, ideal for photography and entertainment. It features a 48MP triple rear camera setup, ensuring high-quality images in various scenarios. Packed with innovative features, this phone is a versatile and stylish option for tech-savvy users.

Specifications:128GB storage capacity

Snapdragon 662 processor
6.7-inch Full HD+ display
48MP triple rear camera setup
Versatile and stylish option

Best value for money

The realme Segment Fastest Charging High-res phone offers the best value for money, with exceptional camera quality and fast-charging capabilities. It provides a perfect blend of performance and affordability, making it an ideal choice for consumers looking for high-quality images and efficient charging.

Best overall product

The iQOO Pacific Snapdragon Processor 44WFlashCharge phone stands out as the best overall product in the category, with lightning-fast responsiveness, stunning visuals, and high-quality images. Packed with cutting-edge features, this phone is a top choice for performance-oriented users.

How to find the perfect best camera phone

Assess the camera's low-light capabilities, as this is a crucial factor in determining overall image quality. Cameras with larger sensors and advanced low-light features tend to perform better in challenging lighting conditions. Evaluate the phone's camera software capabilities, including the presence of features like Night Mode, Portrait Mode, and advanced AI-driven enhancements.

MasterCard, Boost to Provide Digital Wallets for FMCG SMEs

MasterCard, Boost to Provide Digital Wallets for FMCG SMEs





Mastercard has collaborated with Boost to provide digital payment wallets and embedded supply chain finance to empower and expand small businesses in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods sector in Africa.

The firms stated that the partnership aimed to provide support to distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in the FMCG sector.

They said the players would be provided with Boost’s platform as a service to access essential working capital and Mastercard’s acceptance solutions.

In a statement, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Boost, Mike Quinn, commented, “We are thrilled to enter into this scaling partnership with Mastercard in pursuit of Boost’s mission to enable small businesses to thrive in the digital economy, to create sustainable jobs and income.

“We have already proven that Boost’s model can scale widely across, and deeply within, emerging markets by building strong partnerships to digitize end-to-end supply chains between manufacturers and point-of-sale retailers.

“Mastercard will help us take our model to the next level to create transformative value for our customers and partners while fueling our global ambitions.”

For Mrs Folasade Femi-Lawal, Country Manager and Area Business Head, West Africa, Mastercard, the collaboration reiterates Mastercard’s commitment to including MSMEs in the digital ecosystem.

“We are excited to embark on this transformative journey with Boost, as we understand the challenges that small businesses face, By digitizing payments and creating a track record for their transactions, we will enable more MSMEs to access credit facilities and scale their businesses Through the delivery of integrated digital payment solutions and supply chain finance, we believe we are empowering MSMEs with essential tools to not only survive, but thrive.”

“This collaboration underscores our dedication to advance MSME growth in emerging markets and foster economic growth and financial inclusion through innovative digital solutions,” she added.

The firms added that the collaboration aimed to provide financial institutions with the capability to issue digital payment solutions and expand into the micro-retail space, while empowering merchants to digitise payments and access working capital.
Meet India’s youngest billionaire, the 27-year-old CEO of a unicorn start-up who has a staggering net worth of Rs 9134 crore

Meet India’s youngest billionaire, the 27-year-old CEO of a unicorn start-up who has a staggering net worth of Rs 9134 crore

India is home to hundreds of billionaires, with businessmen like Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani amongst the richest of them all. However, in business, age is just a number as many young entrepreneurs are entering the coveted billion-dollar club. But who is India’s youngest billionaire?


Meet India’s youngest billionaire



Pearl Kapur, Founder and CEO of ZYBER 365 (109th unicorn in India), is India’s youngest billionaire at age 27. According to The Financial Express, ZYBER 365 — a Web3 and AI-based OS start-up revolutionizing retail — is an Indian blockchain technology and cyber secure AI ecosystem firm with its headquarters in London, UK, and an India branch in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The company has also been touted as India’s and Asia’s fastest unicorn, achieving the milestone in just three months.

According to DNA India, SRAM & MRAM Group, an agrarian company, saw potential in ZYBER 365 and invested 8.3% of the $100 million in funding. Owing to this, the start-up reached a towering valuation of $1.2 billion (approximately Rs 9965 crore). Pearl Kapur, who owns a 90% stake in ZYBER 365 Technologies Ltd, has a staggering net worth of $1.1 billion (approximately Rs 9134 crore).

Pearl Kapoor holds a degree in MSC Investment Banking (CFA Pathway) from Queen Mary University Of London. According to his LinkedIn page, Kapur is known as an “innovator of EVM Compatible Web3 Layer 1 Proof of Authority (PoA) sustainable chain.” The young businessman is a “staunch believer that aggregation of exponential tech like blockchain, AI, cyber security benchmarked with sustainable practices would create a solution that would empower masses and create Globalization 3.0,” according to his website.

Pearl Kapur launched ZYBER 365 in May 2023 with Sunny Vaghela, Co-Founder and CPO, who is deemed one of India’s top ethical hackers. Kapur currently resides in Monaco, Europe. ZYBER 365 aims to make India the central hub for its operations, according to The Financial Express.