Tuesday, 31 July 2012
They beat Tunisia 60-56 and need just one more win to get through to the next round. Go team Nigeria!
Top Nollywood stars and Television personality was this week honoured for their involvement in charity work. This is a follow up of the event hosted by Creative Five World(CFW) by it’s Charity Lounge brand at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos two weeks ago. Though most of the celebrities did not show up for their awards at the event due to the closure of the third Mainland bridge, the organisers had however given each and every awardee their plaques this week.
The event themed an ‘Afternoon of Heroes Induction’ was highly successful and entertaining and saw in attendance lots of guests. Though most of the stars did not show up, those in attendance made the event grand. The event also was a charitable outing dedicated to autism awareness and acknowledging agents of change who are living their lives in the overhaul of others.
Nollywood’s Finest, Joseph Benjamin and Renowned Filmmaker, Dotun Taylor were the host who made sure everyone had a fun filled Afternoon. Guests were treated to lavish cocktails, finger foods with lunch from Terra kulture.
Those honoured were Stella Damasus, Gerald Azonobo, Innocent Idibia, Funmi Iyanda, Julius Agwu, Bake for Change, The Future Project, Lamboginny say no to Crime, Save Laura Campaign and Kuth Foundation.
Spinlet has announced further plans to tour 10 Nigerian Universities in a highly anticipated month long music fiesta. The Samsung/Spinlet University tour, which is aimed at entertaining Nigerian students with the very best of Nigerian music from their favourite artists, has been touring selected universities across the country namely Unical, UNEC, FUTO, Uniport, Uniben, Uniuyo, OOU, UI, OAU and Unilag.
The tour, the first of its kind between the mobile giant, Samsung Nigeria and Spinlet, Nigeria’s premier digital music download platform, will also see students winning unique branded prizes and other fantastic giveaways during the concerts.
Chief Marketing Officer of Spinlet, Mark Redguard, revealed that the tour is one of the many ways that Spinlet is reaching out to its teeming consumers. “Spinlet is passionate about the development of Nigerian up and coming talents; and is the only distribution platform currently taking promising talents from different genres on an extended tour of Nigerian universities. This is in addition to its support for the weekly Industry Nite, which is Nigeria’s biggest showcase property for promising, up and coming talents.”
Monday, 30 July 2012
Uganda’s Jannette stumbled one step short of the Big Brother StarGame final as she became the 8th housemate to be evicted from the Upville house last night. After managing to dodge nomination for 11 weeks, her luck ran out last Monday as she fell foul of Wati and Lady May – and then received fewer country votes than Kyle, Lady May and Prezzo over the course of this week to see her time in the house come to an end.
Jannette’s departure means that there are six housemates left in the running for the USD 300 000 prize, which will be awarded next Sunday during a spectacular live finale. Lady May, Prezzo, Wati, Talia, Keagan and Kyle need Africa’s votes to determine which of them wins Big Brother StarGame!
The impression is that Davido is a snub, a spoilt child who lays around with ladies and parties all the time. It was with this impression that Hazeez Balogun went to have a one on one interview session with him at a Hotel in Lekki where he is lodged. Davido turned out to be the opposite. He stepped out from the hall where he was having a rehearsal with his crew. His publicist said he had been practicing for hours. David Adedeji Adeleke turned out to be a disciplined, hardworking and respectful 19 years old artiste who is handling fame quite ordinarily. This interview was done a day before his O.B.O show last Sunday.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
The Big Friday Show, episode six will feature “The Big Friday Show Vlog” segment brought to you by Vlogger, Stephanie who will give a weekly update on recent happenings in the entertainment scene. The “PRANK YO PEOPLES” segment will also have one lucky glo subscriber prank one of their friends with the help of the Big Friday Show crew.
Oluwabimpe Susan Harvey, popularly known as ‘Goldie’, back to Nigeria after a 70-day stay in the BB house. Goldie said the experience has broadened her scope and will serve her in future pursuits.
“The 70 days I spent in the house were overwhelming,” she said. “At first, I missed being a performer, going on tours, planning gigs and communicating with friends and family; but being an alpha female, I found other ways to channel my energy. In these 70 days, I learnt a lot about Africa and about myself. This is an experience that I will take with me for the rest of my life. Big Brother Africa is a very good platform to broaden my horizon as an artiste, and Coca-Cola’s sponsorship enriched the lives of all the housemates in the house, everyday.”
Responding, Olufemi Ashipa, Brand Manager, Colas, Coca-Cola Nigeria, said the beverage giant was proud to associate with the Big Brother Stargame inline with its commitment of enriching lives in Africa. “Coca-Cola is proud to be associated with Big Brother Stargame because platforms like these give youths an avenue to express themselves and is in line with the ongoing ‘A billion reasons to believe in Africa’ campaign which celebrates the African can-do attitude embodied in the Naija spirit, characterized by a desire to succeed, a passion to be unique and an in built desire to always lend a helping hand,” he said. “There are a billion reasons to believe in Africa, and the Naija spirit is certainly one of them.”
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
A new brand line is about to be launched, and whether it's a celebrity line or a high-end designer, they have the budget shopper in mind. That is the logic. Italian foremost fashion brand Fratelli Rossetti has concluded plans to establish the coveted brands more prominently in the Nigerian and Ghana market through Jetcomm Ventures.
The self-acclaimed Paramount King of Fuji, Abass Akande Obesere has sensationally revealed that but for his mother’s relentless support and unceasing prayers; he would have joined the long list of loonies roaming the streets of Lagos. Speaking in the edition of the Supermom Celebrity reality television show that would be broadcast this weekend, the Ibadan, Oyo State born singer says his love for music and peer influence led him into taking Indian hemp at an early age. “I was very young when I started taking Indian hemp but it wasn’t good for my system because anytime I took it, I would just sleep off for about five to six hours. Of course, it became very worrisome for my mother who went everywhere and did everything in order for me to stop but she never gave up on me,” he recalls.
Teeming fans of Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigeria’s first and longest running 100 per cent local reality TV show, have the opportunity of choosing the best champion to have emerged since the programme made its debut in 2004.The Champions, popularly called “Ultimate Men”, that have emerged from inception till date are: Ezeugo Ewuagwu (2004), Luncan Chambliss (2005), Hector Joberteh (2006), Dominic Mudabai (2007), Michael Nwachukwu (2008), Uche Nwaezeapu (2009), Oyekunle Oluwaremi (2010) and Christopher Okagbue (2011).
Shortly before the burial, there will be a lying-in-state at her Umunachi, Umudioka Village, Anambra State and a church service at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, before the proper burial at Ifite-Dunu, which will also be the reception venue.
The one-day funeral will be anchored by M.I.C, leading undertakers in Nigeria and is expected to be attended by colleagues of P-Square in the entertainment industry and some state governors amid tight security.
Monday, 23 July 2012
The single which is exclusive to Spinlet features sensational hip hop star Dammy Krane, Tipsy, PennyHustle, Oba Dice and Bigstreet.
Announcing the release of the single, Mark Redguard, Chief Marketing Officer of Spinlet said “For such a young artist, DaGrin’s music was way beyond his years. It is an inspiring fusion of Nigerian rhythms, hip hop beats and a gritty street soul that strongly endeared him to thousands of his fans. Just like his fans we are determined to keep his music living forever, so we’re just as excited to present Haters to Nigerians and the world in general.
Recently, Spinlet also announced the release of new singles from Nigerian gospel artist Nikki Laoye as well as from Hip Hop star Rocksteady.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Once again, Omoni Oboli has proved her worth. A movie in which she features in which is a purely European movie, is about to be released. Titled Feathered Dreams, Omoni Oboli acted alongside European stars like Andrey Rozhen, Austeen Eboka, Yevgeniy Kazantsev, Philippa Peter, Conrad Tilla, Oksana Voronina. Feathered Dreams is a film directed by Andrey Rozhen and was shot in Ukraine last year. It is the first film collaboration between Ukraine and a Nigerian. According to a rep, the movie is a production of Highlight Pictures and plans for a release plans of Feathered Dreams are in the pipeline. Definitely, It will first feature at the cinemas.
Feathered dreams is about a Nigerian called Sade who dreams of becoming a singer. However, her father dies. As intended by the mother, the heroine is sent to study at the Ukrainian Medical University. The conflict between Sade's dream and her mother's desire due to family needs unfortunately leads to a chain of dramatic events. She finds a boyfriend, who encourages her to believe in herself and achieve her dreams.
The exact date that the movie will land in Nigeria is still uncertain, but we gather it will be submitted for screening for the AMAA. It is already being shown across Europe and London.
Friday, 20 July 2012
"Mr. Daniel, no slouch in the greed department, helped himself to the spoils of office by awarding 100 hectares to a privately owned company, K&F Daniels Ltd, at Oke Odan.
He will also lose that allocation, among others.
These decisions follow the state government’s acceptance of the recommendation of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Land Allocations, Acquisitions, Sales and Concessions of Government Properties and Administration of Land Policies, Rules and Regulations Between January 2004 and May 29, 2011 and Other Matters Connected.
The headliners for the 2012 edition of Hennessy Artistry have been announced. Hennessy Cognac revealed today that rappers M.I and Naeto C have been selected to front this year's Hennessy Artistry project.
Hennessy Artistry is an annual project that promotes the blending of cognac with cocktails, music and entertainment, and facilitates experimental collaborations between Nigerian artists, providing a much-needed platform for them to express themselves.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
The video, which premiered on Wednesday July 18, 2012, is for the hit song "Baddest Boy" featuring WizKid, Skales & Banky W.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
New kid on the block, Davido released his much anticipated album Omo Baba Olowo(OBO) The Genesis yesterday. The launch will be Followed by his album launch concert which will be done in association with Flytime entertainment on Sunday 22 July at Eko Hotel Expo Hall. ERRR i am trying to get my readers some free tickets, so hold your breath for that.
If you want to know to what length a mother would go for a child on the verge of seeming self-destruct, ask Alhaja Monsurat Olumuyiwa, the mother of acclaimed talking drummer, Aralola, the story of how she almost fell victim to convicted, infamous man-eater, Clifford Orji, because of Ara. Some days before the lid was blown off his nefarious activities, Olumuyiwa had typically gone in search of Ara who had made the studios around their neighbourhood her second home. While recalling her stories of sacrifices and sufferings and narrow escape on this week’s edition of the Supermom Celebrity show, she says, “All her brothers are graduates; she was the only one who said she was dropping out of school to concentrate on music. I and her father could not reconcile with that because she could have acquired whatever degree she wanted but Ara chose music.”
Monday, 16 July 2012
A reader sent this note. She thinks she is ok enough to leave her long time bf, what do you think
I am a 23year old female.
My parents died when i was 8 then I dropped out of school because no one could afford to pay my fees. I then met this guy when i was 14 and he sent me back to school. He was selling fruit then but still he was Able to pay my fees.
He then got a job as a truck driver
and sent me to university. my problem is that i feel i can't continue with this
relationship because he is not my type, he isn't fluent in English, he his a very short man Plus some other Personal stuffs.
I feel I have Paid him back for his Good Deeds cos I give him sex anytime and anywhere he wants. But now he can't meet up to my demands.
How best can i tell him that he is
not my type without hurting his feelings??
I am grateful that he sent me to
school but i can't be in a relationship with him
I want somebody in my own class
not a truck driver.
What do you think?
Joke Jaiyesimi, the former Hip TV producer and later Soundcity honcho, is now one of the people running Spinlet, the digital distribution company headed by whizkid Eric Idiahi. she also used to be the wife of DJ Tee who recently was implicated in a stabbing case.
Sources say Joke, who had worked at MBI, before founding Music Africa with Phillip Trimnell, is now the Creative director at Spinlet, and that she's one of the reasons many Nigerian artistes are warming up to the company.
The major reason why Goldie was booted out was the lack of votes from her own country. Nigeria’s Goldie was evicted from Upville after receiving the fewest country votes from the continent. Goldie and Prezzo have had an emotional time in the house and after a mammoth fight on Sunday afternoon, the pair saw their time together come to an end on Sunday evening.
So will You continue watching Big Brother after Goldie's exit? take our poll on the side of the page.
Kyle picked up 6 country votes, Prezzo 4 and Lady May 3 to Goldie’s 2. Kyle found himself up for eviction after Head of House Keagan saved himself and put the Ugandan up for eviction in his place.
Liberian star DJ Blue (HOTT FM 107.9) kept the Big Brother studio pumping as IK gave viewers a reminder of what had gone down in the house this week. Tensions are running high in the house now that the housemates are playing as individuals and the sniping levels are at record levels. There’s been a lot of discussion about Malonza’s relationships in the house, with even his brother Alex weighing in on his recent flirtation with Junia. The “Superheroes vs Villains” task saw Big Brother kidnapped, and the housemates having to deal with Bad Brother – but ultimately winning their task. Keagan and Wati were also placed on Final Warning after their behaviour went south after hitting the bottle too hard.
Saturday, 14 July 2012
The single - which was propelled by the pop icon's desire to reconnect with his numerous fans after the soar away success of his Oliver single in the UK - is D'banj first Nigerian release as an independent recording artist.
Oyato marks D'banj's transition into an international music star and ambassador of contemporary Nigerian music.
On the hugely anticipated single, not only does the Kokomaster prove his dexterity on his favourite instrument, the harmonica, he also sublimally reiterates the message his fans have never been in doubt of: D’banj is the master of his craft, the leader of the pack and a Nigerian artist without borders.
From what we gather, a storm is brewing amongst the Tinsel family. Some of the actors we hear are not happy with the MNet, the producers of the award winning soap opera. From indications, some actors have made their grievances known to the media outfit.
Though details is yet unknown, some actors are not happy that their status are not upgraded in the show despite their long time participation in the show. One of the actors who craved anonymity disclosed that despite the fact that he takes more roles than others, he is still regarded as a day actor and pay is far less than those who takes on smaller roles.
When it was announced that she will be joining the Bigbrother house, there was mixed feelings about her decision. MNET was not clear about the roles of the stars in the house so many just watched and waited to see what Goldie was up to. By the time it was clear that they were regular house mates just like the others, Goldie being part of the show was no longer an issue. In fact Nigerians did not see her as a flag bearer at first. Goldie was not the only one in such fix.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Alhaji Sulaimon Alao 'Malaika' Adekunle, Fuji musician ignited London fans last Friday.
He dazzled music buffs at Planet Hollywood, Comberwell Green. The hilarious show was attended by lots of crowd from Manchester, Liverpool, Peckham, Chinford and other places in the UK who watched Alayeluwa Malaika on the stage alongside his KS1 band.
Shetade Images and Wright Way Media, the companies in charge of Malaika Media affairs revealed that the show held for Malaika had massive turn out. Since the Fuji musicians often storm United Kingdom, the Friday show recorded the major patronage in the history of Fuji music.
'Even at the point the gate fee was increased to from $30 to $50,the crowd kept coming out massively till the show, organized by God Father Promotions ended', C E O,Shetade Images, Shehu Tijani said.
Malaika who is also called Jagaban of Fuji Music won African International Music Ambassador Award presented by an international organization based in Washington DC, US penultimate week before stormed United Kingdom from United of America.
It was learnt that after the death of the late Fuji icon,Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister,the international body has been sourcing for the Fuji legend's successor until few days ago that the body found trust in Alayeluwa's talents who climed the ladder and fits into late Mr Fuji.Ayinde Barrister's shoe as far as new generation of fuji musicians are concerned.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) recently played host to a Nigerian movie shot on the street of New York. The movie is the award winning 'Unwanted guest.’
The screening attracted excited guests which include students and other movie lovers.The event kicked off with a massive attendance on the red carpet screening of the event, celebrities like Big Brother Africa's Katung and movie star, Joseph Benjamin were also on the red carpet.
Benjamin in a chat endorsed the movie noting that he was impressed by the quality of the movie. "It s a must-see," he says. According to the actor, another element of the movie that he was impressed with was the healthy dose of suspense that ran throughout the length of the movie.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
What do Janet Jackson and Ransey Nouah have in common. Yes they are both actors, but they are thousands apart. That is why it came as a shock when a picture of both of them side hugging each other appeared online. The picture after much scrutiny, appears to be original and not a photo shopped work.
While trying to reach the actor on his Glo number, the phone seem to be switched off. However, a close aide of the Checkmate star, explains that the picture is real and was not taken recently. The aide explained that the picture was taken when Ramsey ran into Janet after a function in New york. Though details of the function was not revealed.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Weeks after releasing the first ever EME all star album, Empire Mates State of Mind and also signing on Niyola. Wizkid, Banky W, Skales and other EME acts have kicked off the label’s debut US tour. So guess who is missing in the crew. The new sign on.
The long anticipated multi city tour began on American Independence day, Wednesday, July 4 and will end on Sunday September 2, 2012.
According to EME, the tour will cover nine states in North America including New York, Chicago, Texas, and Atlanta.
Banky W, Wizkid, Skales, Rotimi, XO and other EME stars will also touchdown in the Canadian city of Toronto.
On Wednesday July 4, Banky W, Skales, Rotimi and Wizkid kicked off the North-American tour with an amazing performance in Houston. Three days later with the exception of Banky W, the EME boys also hit Dallas. On Thursday July, 20 Wizkid and Skales will perform in Toronto. The tour heads back to America with Banky W, Wizkid, Skales and Rotimi performing in New York City.
EME associate and rapper XO Senavoe joins the train on Saturday August 18 in Atlanta. The EME crew performs in Washington DC, Chicago and New York which wraps up the tour. The North-American involves two of the Empire Mates Entertainment associates; Rotimi and XO Senavoe.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
In a yet to be titled and yet to be released film, hip hop music icon, Kas will be playing the lead role. Not even a supporting role. The musician was caught on set, and did not have a choice than to explain himself. According to him, he would have loved it to be a surprise for his fans but now the cat has been let out of the bag.
In a phone chat, Kas explained that acting has always been his passion. He says that writing music and acting has a lot in common, and that is why he found it easy to do a good job with the movie. “it is a big deal for me. It is a challenge and I like challenges. I am playing a prince warrior, a character called Ugandi. It was easy for me because I was just being myself. There was a fighting part where I have to use swords, guess what, I have swords of my own, and I pretty much know how to use one. There was a stunt man that was brought to play the action part. The man ended up doing nothing because I nailed the parts. I will be acting more and directing.”
The pastor is reported to belong to the Church of Christ in Nigeria.
The corpses were suspected to be those who ran for safety in the pastor's house as they were being pursued by Fulanis.
The discovery was made in Matse in Riyom area of the state.
The state has been in crisis in the last few days with Fulani men attacking.
As reported on Saturday, not less than 20 persons were killed in nine villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
More details coming soon.
After many months of expectations, the movie, The meeting might get a premier soon. Though still hush about the release, Mildred Okwo disclosed that the waiting will soon be over and the movie will see the light of the day. The meeting is a movie produced by Rita Dominic and Mildred’s production outfit The Audrey Silva Company and MORD pictures.
“The senator representing Plateau North, Gyang Dantong, and the majority leader of the state assembly, Gyang Fulani, were gunned down today by Fulani herdsmen,” said Pam Ayuba, spokesman for the state’s governor. He added that the two were killed while attending the burial for the victims of a Saturday raid, also blamed on the Fulani, a tribe made up of Muslim, pastoralist herdsmen. Another federal lawmaker “escaped death by a whisker,” during the Sunday attack, Ayuba added. Senator Dalyop, a medical doctor by training was elected to the Senate in 2007 was born on March 2nd 1957.
Saturday, 7 July 2012
What makes me tick - Audu Maikori
Though Audu was born with a silver spoon, he is not the one to be lazy and laid back. Born to Adamu Maikori, a renowned lawyer and politician, he climbed the ladder of success almost by himself. A lawyer by education, Audu is more known for his involvements in entertainment and the Nigerian youth. Today he is part of the committee in charge of subsidy reinvestment. He is also on the board of the Copyright Society of Nigeria. These are just a few of his affiliations. He welcomed Senior correspondent, Hazeez Balogun to his Victoria Island office recently for a chat
You studied law in school, would you have thought you would also be involved in entertainment?
It is not really a surprise. From my background there are a lot of indications that law will not be my only calling. My father is a lawyer as well but he was into a lot of other things. He was in the Airforce, he was in banking, politics, and all sort of things. It is part of my up bringing not to just put all my eggs in one basket.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Women with a large bust may be more likely to develop breast cancer, according to scientists.
A study of 16,000 women found genetic mutations associated with breast size were also linked to the disease.
Researchers say some of these are involved in regulating the female sex hormone oestrogen, which can trigger the growth of both breasts and tumours.
While research has linked breast density – the amount of non-fat tissue – to an increased risk of cancer, there has been little evidence of a link with breast size before.
Participants in the study, carried out by a US company, were asked to give their bra size on a 10-point scale from smaller than AAA to larger than DDD.
The genetic code of the women – all of European origin – was read by scientists who looked through millions of tiny mutations in their DNA, called single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Out of seven that were strongly linked to breast size, three were also associated with breast cancer.
GOtv, fast-growing, multi-channel, digital terrestrial TV, will now screen Channel O, the first music channel to demonstrate a good understanding of African music, effective from July 2012 as part of plans to continuously add value to its subscribers. Channel O is also proud to associate with GOtv, which is already making huge strides in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia with the product launching in Namibia this month as well. GOtv is currently accessible in three Nigerian cities of Ibadan, Port-Harcourt and Lagos, with plans to launch in seven more cities.
Top actress, Shan George has described a statement attributed to her as a misquote. She had last week in a n interview with a website used strong words against many of her colleagues which she says sleeps around. In the interview she had pointed accusing fingers mostly at some “married actresses” who she says still sleeps around for money. George accused her married colleagues of sleeping around like dogs.
Also in the interview she was quoted as saying that her colleagues are lured into bed with money by top politicians and businessmen and that the same people go about claiming to be happily married.
In another interview this week, she has retracted most of her statements and consider them as being quoted out of context. Her rants came just days after she premiered her movie, 'Finding Goodluck'.
"Jesus! That's the worst mudslinging technique I've ever experienced. I've been in Nollywood for 14 years. So is it now that I'm seeing the Nollywood wives? That's so crappy for someone to quote a childish caption like that on me," she said on phone.
Yesterday, the fraud case against actor Jim Iyke was withdrawn from the court. This is coming after both him and the plaintiff, Hajia Abubakar had resolved to an amicable settlement. On the withdrawal of the case by the plaintiff, Chief magistrate Azubuike Okegu of an Abuja high court dismissed the case.
Prior to the withdrawal, in what seems like a frustrated rant, Jim Iyke the former toast of Nigerian movies has lashed out to critics and those he described as haters. He did this on his Twitter page which her regularly updates. It came as a shock to his followers on the social media to see as he continues to post tweet after tweet in anger. Most of his posts bordered on his debt issues which have been like a torn in his flesh in recent times. This comes after he had signed an undertaking that he would pay N200,000 every month for the next 4 and a half years to cover for his N16.5m debt.
He described the Tweets as shout-outs. The first one read, “Shout out to all the sociopaths that come unto hardworking brothers with bogus biz formats then resort to blackmail when they don’t get laid.” Some believe this tweet must be referring to the plaintiff Hajiya Habiba Abubakar.
The Global Times newspaper reported that two of the suspects died in hospital from injuries they suffered during the ensuing fight with passengers and crew on board.
The men were part of a six-strong gang involved in the foiled hijack of a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for the regional capital of Urumqi last Friday.
Just minutes after the flight took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, the men, all aged between 20 and 36, stood up and announced their plans to terrified passengers.