Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Nollywood: 2013 in retrospect

2013 is an eventful year in the Nigerian movie scene popularly known as Nollywood. As usual, there was 
always something going on in the industry but those that got our attention are the scandals which were plentiful this year. Sadly as well, we lost some great actors and on the flip side, the industry also welcomed a lot of new faces as well. There were fights, make-ups, marriages, break-ups, awards, fall from glory and much more.
Asides these, the industry as a whole had a lot of breakthroughs in many ways. We had more films in festivals around the world. The government have started redeeming it’s pledge to the industry by allowing movie practitioners to have access to grants. The quality of our movies is improving with better equipment being used and well trained crew manning them.
Also this year, Nigeria actress, Omotola was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is the first Nigerian and first African actor to be rated so high. This has increased her profile around the world and it even landed her a Hollywood role, though a little role.
(more after the cut)

Daddy Showkey makes new moves

You thought the musician has faded off, well, Daddy Showkey is still up and running 
According to the C E O of 3sixty Degree, Bemigho Eyeoyibo, Daddy Showkey is coming live to perform at the  event tags 'New Year Dance'.
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9ice ex-manager, Dehinde floats M4 Synergy management company

Upwardly mobile dude, Oladeinde Fajana has floated his artiste management company tagged M4 Synergy Limited.
The all round Entertainment company has two major arms that include an artiste management arm and event management arm.
Currently, the company which is run under the auspices of the experienced artistes manager, has in its kitty, popular rapper, Seriki, recording artist, Setty J and fast rising female act, Sukanmi.
Oladeinde is widely known for his impact and wealth of experience put to use while he managed top Nigerian music acts like Lord of Ajasa and Alapomeji star, 9ice.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Gists and pics from THE HEADIES

The 8th edition of The Headies Awards, tagged “Save The Best For Last” closed this year’s activities with the best awards show in 2013. The annual event, which celebrates urbane music and hip-hop culture in Africa held yesterday, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos was hosted by sensational singer, Tiwa Savage and afro-pop artiste, Dr Sid. This year’s nominations proved to have the tightest competition so far with a selection of the hottest artistes in the Nigerian music scene battling for “The Headie”.
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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Monalisa dragged to court

monalisa and lanre nzeribe
Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda and her lover, Lanre Nzeribe have been sued by Kevin Keshi, the former editor of Monalisa magazine.
Kevin is suing the lovers, their company and two police officers over the actress’ outburst in City People Magazine few weeks back.
This is from a release from Kevin's solicitors: “Compliments of the season. We are solicitors to Mr. Kelvin Keshi and write on his behalf. In view of the unbalanced report of City People Magazine not verifying information before publishing, in disregard of  some of the sacrosanct  principles of journalism of balance, fairness and objectivity, we hereby state our client’s case.
On Friday, our office, Megafield Solicitors filed an action against Monalisa Chinda, Lanre Nzeribe, his company, Lantana International Ltd., the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and two police officers, whom Monalisa and Lanre have been using.”

AMAA names Lydia Forson ambassador

Ghanaian A-List Actress and one time African Movie Academy Awards winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role, Lydia Forson  has been unveiled  in Lagos as the 10th anniversary brand Ambassador.
The unveiling event which took place at the African Sun, Amber Residence Hotel, GRA, Ikeja was a huge media event that had tens of journalists covering print, broadcast and online news media organisations.
An extremely elated Lydia who spoke from the heart said her relationship with AMAA started about 7years ago when she first attended the award in Nigeria out of curiosity when she was first nominated for the awards.
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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

D’Banj, Toolz, others join BRF on CAL show

The annual Change A Life (CAL) show is just a few days away, and regular viewers  have been wondering who will be joining anchor, Funmi Iyanda as she hosts the governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola. If you are familiar with the show which holds every 1st of January you will know it involves discussions on topical issues and celebrities usually join in. It will not be different this time around, instead, it will be bigger. There will be D’Banj, radio presenters Matse and Toolz, Susan Eyo Honesty and others. Last year there was Davido, Ebuka, and Linda Ikeji.
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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Is D'banj broke? why he cancelled Koko concert

D’banj, the entertainer cum businessman who hosts the annual Koko Koncert has stated that there will be no concert this year. From close sources, the musician could not raise enough funds to host the show. he is said to have lost a lot of money from last year's Koko concert and did not want to lose more this year. His agents have been visiting various corporate organisations for sponsorship but were turned away. 
Last year, he spent over N150m to bring in Ameriacan star,  Big Sean, Tinie Tempah, Idris Elba and Pusha T. He also spent more bringing in  2Chainz in the June 2013 Edition. D'Banj has quickly debunked the 'broke' issue. On Twitter her had said that the show was cancelled because of the Mandela show organised by Ebony Life. 

Why i slept in a gatemans's shed - Sean Tizzle

Sean Tizzle is the golden kid of 2013, his ‘Sho Le’ tune released in 2013became a massive tune from Nigeria all the way to the UK, he has since then released 5 more songs to similar success and acceptance. From Sango to Imo to London to Malaysia, it has been a busy year for Sean and his team (Difference Ent).
Decked in white Versace print shirt and a Difference Ent hat, Hiphopworld Online sat with him and he talked about the trying times, going to church, heartbreak, success, his album and more.
Starting music
I used to be in a band, 2B1; 2 brothers and a friend I used to be a rapper but I switched to singing when I found my voice. Got my first deal in 2009 then moved to working with Dtunes and we are here
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Friday, 20 December 2013

Omotola raises funds for homeless

Top actress Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde is known both for her acting prowess and her charity works. At the moment, the mother of four children is campaigning to raise funds for Zion Motherless and Widows Home. In a statement, she calls on all generous Nigerians to contribute financially to help the downtrodden people living in this home.
"I'm trying to raise funds for them. It’s called Zion Motherless and Widows Home. I'm hoping someone will inspire me and start this ball rolling. Waiting for the first donation that will match mine. Give and let give,’’ she said, promising to announce what transpires after wards.
In her last campaign, the actress changed the lives of 20 widows in Nigeria through her foundation.

The truth about Saidi, Fathia’s feud

It is no longer news that the simmering feud between ex-spouses and colleagues Fathia and Saidi Balogun is back on the boil. The truth however is that the stories being circulated contains mostly half-truths and has nothing to do with what is really going on between the two. The story is that the two actors are in court over the right to the name ‘Balogun’. As you know, Fathia after seven years of divorce continues to use Saidi’s Balogun’s surname. But indications from both of them show  the issue is not quite what it is touted to be.
What probably escalated the matter is the press release earlier sent out by Fathia which reads, “Our attention has been drawn to media reports where Saidi Balogun claims that he knows nothing about the media reports that he is in court with our client Fathia Balogun. We will like to put the records straight.”
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Why Ladies send me nude photos – Alex Okubo

Alex Ekugbo is a young actor who is steadily becoming the most popular face in movies these days. last year, he was named the most promising actor. By this year he is featuring in both movies and television dramas. Asides his talents, what also works for Alex is his good looks and a body the ladies will die for. I caught up with him recently and he talks about how he made it thus far and his views about women who fall head over heels for him.
(read on after the cut)


The Exquisite Face Of The Universe 2013 world finale, which took place yesterday, Thursday December 19, 2013 had over 30 beauty queens from different countries around the world converge in Lagos for the Exquisite Face Of The Universe crown.

Miss Dominican Republic, Rosa Emilia Jayvier beat thirty one other beauty queens to the Exquisite Face Of The Universe 2013 crown after a thorough selection process based on beauty, body, confidence and mannerism. The panel of judges included Wife of MD/CEO Nigerian Breweries Plc., Clementine Vervelde, Founder & CEO of Positive Runway, Justina Mulale, Tony White, Sola “Mr Mahogany” Oyebade, Executive Director, Unicorn Foundation Ghana, Kris Lutterodt Azu and Group Managing Director, Stallion Group Automobile, Nigeria.

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Klever Jay out with 'Peperenpe'

AFRO pop act, Klever Jay, has released a new song, Peperenpe.
The fast rising singer, who recently signed a multi-million-naira deal with Black Wall Street/ Avatar, the record label based in Abuja, released the single on December 16th, 2013.
“Peperenpe is a party song that would lure my fans into the dancing floor. It is a song that I have been brainstorming since. It is a love song. I know it would go a long way. I have lots of respect for my fans that listen to my song often. My new management is trying to make sure I am at the forefront of every event currently. That is what gave birth to Peperenpe. My fans would enjoy it”, Klever Jay said.
Before Peperenpe, the KoniKoni Love singer had dropped Omoaye earlier in June. The video was also released in August this year.
For the short period the song hits radio air waves, it has been the toast of every radio D js and club houses in Lagos.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Why alternate energy might not work in Nigeria

by Hazeez Balogun

The search for renewable energy is becoming a global quest. All over the world, the cost of energy is constantly on the rise. In the US for example a gallon on petrol has risen from $1.77 five years ago to $3.30 right now. Another reason for the ‘alternative’ search is the realisation that Carbon emissions is the major cause of global warming, and it’s effects are being witnessed across the globe. 
Hence, people, organizations and nations continue to look for ways to cost effectively develop or implement alternative energy solutions that would work side by side the regular or existing sources of energy and in some cases become complete replacements where energy is generated, stored and utilized independent of the typical grid.

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Why super star actors are scarce in movies

Nollywood, despite it’s many faults, is a growing industry. It is indeed the world leader when it comes to the number of films been churned out on a daily basis. Go to Idumota on any given Monday morning and you will be shocked to hear the number of new releases in the market on just that day.
What makes the industry tick is the actors who act in these movies. In the brief life of the industry (20 as some see it), many super stars have been made while many other have disappeared from the scene. Nigerian actors now live the life of their counterparts in Hollywood. They are ‘worshiped’ by their fans. They are treated like royalty wherever they go. They get the best seats at any event, they don’t queue up in banks or airports. The more popular you are the more invincible you get.
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

David Ademinokan sends damning mail, later denies it

 On Tuesday, ex husband of actress Doris Simeon sent a mail to Box office which was also copied to many other media houses. In the mail he accused Doris of using her media ‘Sugar daddies’ to haunt him. He also denied claims by Doris that he did not allow her to see their son David.
Excerpts from the mail goes, “After all the lies she told in court am I still supposed to just be granting her every single request and need? She lied that she has not seen David and I since 2011. This is the same girl that came to Abuja twice to see David and I. The same girl that I flew to Lagos to see personally and privately to discuss David’s custody. This was in January. We also met in London in March when I went to shoot a music video. I have pictures to prove it. I even gave her money to shop as well. It was in London she told me about her new affair with Wale. I didn’t crucify her…
… I've refused to speak to her since because she cannot be killing me on both sides. If she wants to talk and dialogue, she should get outta court and stop messing me up in the press with her media sugar daddies. If she wants to stay in court, I don’t have a problem with that. She should leave me alone and do according to the court rulings. That means she should leave me alone till July.”
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I wont battle Jimmy Jatts for $1m- Humility

Rhythm 93.7 FM’S DJ Humility says he’s not fit to engage respected jockey DJ Jimmy JATT in a supremacy battle.
Humility, a wildly-popular jockey and entertainer is performing with the legendary DJ Jimmy JATT at the Lagos edition of Club Ultimate this weekend.
The media is already awash with news of a pending battle between both performers. But the duo plays it down, during a session at the BHM office early this week.
‘It will be disrespectful for me to say I’m battling Jimmy JATT. That’s not possible. We’re just going to have fun and make the fans happy’, Humility said.
Jimmy, who remains one of the most revered DJs in Africa, in a career that has spanned over three decades, says he’s also not planning to engage Humility in a battle. ‘I wont be battling anyone, even if there’s $1m on the table. I’m just getting ready for the gig of the year, and I want my friends to come out and party with me, Humility, DJ Caise, Neptune and many others.’
The DJs will join other star performers for the Lagos edition of Gulder #ClubUltimate holding this weekend at Oceanview in Lagos.

EFCC Chairman, DUFIL MD speak at BJAN conference

The Executive Chairman of Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , Ibrahim Lamorde has indicated his interest to speak at the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria, BJAN, conference with theme: Repositioning Centenary Brand to Align with Modern Ideals scheduled to hold in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
The conference which holds between 12th to 13th December, 2013, will have the EFCC chairman speak on the topic Cyber Crime and Management of Nigeria Image alongside other speaks from the financial and manufacturing sectors.
The conference which is first in its series will have the following papers delivered: Technology and the future of Nation Building and Business Development by Victor Edoja, Head, Corporate Communications of Zenith Bank Plc, Growing the Economy Through Excellent Financial Services Management by Nduneche Ezurike, Head Corporate Communications of Mainstreet Bank.
Others topics Include: Retaining Youth in an Old Brand by Folake Alli-Mumuney, Head, Marketing Communications of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Branding National Diet, Building a Bonded Nation by Tope Ashiwaju, Public Relations Manager of Dufil Prima Foods Limited and Repositioning Nigerian image through effective Implementation of local content and manufacturing by Anthony Chiejina, Head, Corporate communications of Dangote Group.
(more after the cut)

The Glitz at the BON Awards (with pics)

After two postponements, the anticipated Best of Nollywood Awards took place in Asaba on the fifth of this month. With all the wait, much was expected from the awards and at the end of the day, the organisers came out with a successful outing. The event held at the Dome event centre. The first thing that will catch your eye is the very long red carpet that led to the venue. Organisers had promised that they will attempt to break the world record for having the longest red carpet at any event.
Greeting guests to the event is a traditional troupe which continuously sang traditional tunes till the event proper started about 9:30pm. The Master of ceremony was Gbenga Adeyinka The First who also doubled as a comedian as he cracked joke after joke, loosening tension of nominees who are yet to know if they will win or not.
Opening the event officially is the Commissioner for culture and tourism in the State, Richard Mofe-Damijo. In his speech, he regarded Delta State as the home of Nollywood. He said this while sighting the recent influx of movie makers to the state and the large number of movies churned out from the state week after week. Representing the Governor was the deputy governor, Professor Amos Agbe Utuama (SAN). In his own speech, he thanked best of Nollywood for bringing the awards to Delta State saying that Nollywood is steadily becoming a major revenue earner for the country and has the potential to overtake oil. 
There were other performances by comedians and musicians as well. Capital F.E.M.I was on stage with his hit blues songs also were Comedians include; I go Dye, Don, Igos, and I go save. There was a special appearance by the Afro juju creator, Sir Shina Peters.
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Saturday, 7 December 2013

BWE says Davido is stealing their songs and artiste

Davido and Joshbeat

Record label, BWE say that Davido and his HKN label have been stealing their song recorded by their producer Joshbeatz. and are even trying to steal the producer from them. Below is a release by the label.

"Our attention has been drawn to the false and  persistent claim by members of HKN Music that young music producer - Joshua Boafo  a.k.a JOSHBeatz, is signed to HKN. 

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Kendrick Lamar heads for Nigeria

American rappers, Wale and Kendrick Lamar have been billed to make appearance and performances at the maiden edition of Rap, Rhythm and Rhymes.
With the debut set for Lagos, Nigeria on December 27, 2013,the Maybach Music Group star and Top Dawg Entertainment would be serenading several Nigerians with their popular tunes alongside top rated Nigerian musicians at the Eko Convention Center on Victoria Island, Lagos.
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Multichoice take subscribers to Brazil

Multichoice, On Monday announced that it will be rewarding viewers this yuletide season. The promo, they say will run from now to April 2014 and it will see 60 lucky subscribers selected through a supervised draw to win tickets to Brazil where they will not only visit some iconic cities but will also have the rare opportunity to visit the Telemundo studios and interact with their favourite TV personalities.
Speaking at the launch of the promo, Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales said that though the promo is for the festive season, it will be extended far beyond the yuletide season in celebration of MultiChoice Nigeria’s 20th year of uninterrupted quality entertainment.
“In our 20 years of innovation we feel the need to reward our subscribers throughout the festive season and beyond and this is why the promo will run from November to April. The promo is open to all current subscribers and potential DStv subscribers on the premium bouquet.”
Explaining Brazil as a choice destination for the promo, Mabutho said that there is presently a lot of focus on Brazil as it is the destination everyone will be talking about come 2014 for all the good reasons.

Knocks for Sanyeri’s after wedding

On Sunday, Yoruba actress, Mukaila Olaniyi Afonja got married to his heartthrob. The event was more like a formalisation since the couple have been living together for almost eight years now and even has two children to show for it.
The wedding took place at the Anchor event center in Ikeja. In attendance were Nollywood actors, Dignitaries, family and Friends of the couple. The event was a rowdy event was a big disappointment as there was no coordination. There were not enough seats for guests and there was no clear procession.
A fellow actor said that the wedding must just be a ploy by the actor to raise quick money. He pointed to the  Ankara actors were asked to pay N20,000 for. The Akara which was supplied to the actors were of low quality. “I could buy the Ankara for N2500 by my self,” the actor said.

To also confirm that the marriage was a money raiser for the actor, Box office can confirm that the actor had a deal with a marketer called EXEL for N1m to sell video of wedding. This is not uncommon for celebrities though.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Jim Iyke lavish $5000on Nadia Buari

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Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke allegedly lavished a whopping $5000 on his gf, Nadia Buari’s 31st birthday. Investigations conducted by Movie Moments team showed that the reality TV show star spent the amount to give the Ghanaian actress a memorable birthday. The pair left Accra to Barcelona in Spain and later Zurich in Germany after an announcement on their individual Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Investigations showed that Iberia flights from Accra to Spain costs $300 per individual while a connecting train from Barcelona to Zurich in Germany cost $320 per individual. A Lufthansa flight from Zurich to Frankfurt and off to Accra, Ghana costs $1,820.
Sources close to the pair hinted that the trip might have been sponsored by marketers and the production company for Jim Iyke’s reality TV show, Jim Iyke Unscripted. It is further disclosed the relationship that exists between Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari is purely platonic but the two have since decided to carry on like lovers for symbiotic favours.

Next Movie Star kicks off

As it has become the reality TV Show, Next Movie Star, the organisers, Digital Interactive Media, went all out last Friday to usher this year’s housemates into the 2013 edition with a glittering and glamorous welcome Party, which held at The Place, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
After having survived intellectually and physically stimulating 10-days in the training and grooming camp, it was indeed a breather, a ball and a blast for the 19 housemates chosen from across Africa as they were given a foretaste of superstardom and what life is like in the limelight.
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Actress acquitted for robbery

Up and coming Nollywood actress, Yetunde Akilapa is in the news again and this time for a positive reason. The last that was heard from her some months ago was a criminal arrest. She was arrested for allegedly being in possession of 100 master keys, which was said to be in her safe keep for criminals. Well, all the allegations has just been proved baseless and the actress has been acquitted.
If you recall, she was detained in Alade Divisional Police headquarters in Somolu, Lagos on Thursday, February 7, 2013 after she was arrested by a mob that accused her of stealing a bunch of keys
Speaking through her lawyer, Yetunde said that the bunch of keys found in her possession were props she used in her movie, ‘Bunmi Akata’ and that she was arrested after being framed by people she regarded as friends.

Yetunde was soon released on bail and had appeared in court several times before the final decision was made on the case. The case filed under ‘Charge no F/10/13 COP v Yetunde Akilapa’ was dismissed for lack of diligent prosecution.

Why we postponned BON Awards - Organisers

The Best of Nollywood Awards, earlier slated to hold this weekend, would now hold Thursday, December 5th. This latest postponement, according to the Executive Producer, Seun Oloketuyi, is at the behest of the Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, who is the host of this year’s edition.
He said, “It is not in our character to postpone the awards’ date, however, after consulting with our various stakeholders which includes of course, the nominees, we all unanimously agreed that it would be better to have a glamorous and memorable event on a later date than go ahead with the earlier publicised date and end up with something less worthy.”
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7 PDP govs join APC

Seven PDP governors who have been at political loggerheads with the leadership of Nigeria’s ruling party and President Goodluck Jonathan today finally dumped the party and joined the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.
The announcement was made today at the Kano State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro Abuja, the Nigerian capital, at a ceremony attended by all the seven governors and leaders of the APC.
Abubakar Kawu Baraje, chairman of the breakaway faction of the PDP read the statement which formally switched the allegiance of the group to the APC.
Both the APC and Baraje group had met for some hours before reaching an agreement to merge their political forces. And Baraje announced a statement signed by him and Chief Bisi Akande, interim chairman of the APC, that the two groups have decided to merge, “to rescue our fledgling democracy and the nation”.
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Revealed, Micheal Awujola, the new man in Tonto Dikeh's life (with pics)

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Tonto Dikeh mostly described by some people as an eccentric being, especially with her carefree attitude. Some have wondered if any man can successfully tame her or bring her under his control.
For those who have maintained that only a super rich dude can tame Tonto, they might have now been proven right.
At the recently held ELOY Awards, the controversial star actress revealed the man that is behind her recent joy and happiness. For those who wish to know, one Michael Awujola, also known as Malivelihood, is the boyfriend of Tonto Dikeh.
The dude is rich and is said to be behind most gold plated accessories Nigerian celebrities flaunt lately on social media. Now you know who is rocking the heart of Tonto Dikeh.
Well, for those who feel they have what it takes to displace Mike in the reactivity series (a term in displacement reaction in metals in Chemistry), the game has begun.
Micheal as I gather is a stinkingly rich MOFO.
(check out his pics below)

9ice warns Notjustok on piracy

Kate Henshaw and Dan Foster Walk Out of Nigeria’s Got Talent

Kate Henshaw and Dan Foster Walk Out of Nigeria’s Got Talent.
It was an hilarious sight to behold as judges Kate Henshaw and Dan Foster walked out on a contestant named Heaven on Nigeria’s Got Talent Port Harcourt audition, which aired yesterday.
The slightly delirious hopeful believed his spooky voice could help him gain a spot in the race for N10 million, but the judges especially Kate Henshaw had a different opinion.
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Monday, 25 November 2013

Ibinabo to speak at WIPO summit

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima has been invited to speak at the World Intellectual Property Organization summit coming up on December 6, 2013 in Abidjan.
Sources disclosed that the actress and ex-beauty queen had been invited for the summit following her decision to ensure Nigerian actors, actresses get their dues on their intellectual properties.
The first AGN female national president is expected to join several individuals from the rest of the world in Abidjan to speak at the Ministerial Meeting of ECOWAS, on Creativity and Access to Knowledge:  A Social and Economic Impetus for
When contacted, the excited Ibinabo said, “I’m glad that this is coming because it shows our efforts to bring back the much desired change to AGN is getting noticed. I would be there with some members of my administration and you won’t be disappointed.”

Daniella Okeke and her boob job

 Spot the difference

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Daniella Okeke, the star of Emem Isong’s much awaited flick, Lagos Cougar, has been causing stir with her voluptuous booty and gigantic boobs. Those who know her just a few months ago will tell that there is a huge change in the actress. The actress hasn’t been this curvaceous which means there may be clear indications that she underwent a complete plastic surgery on her boobs and booty.
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Pasuma endorses Gambling site

On Wednesday 20th of November 2013, new sport online betting company "9japredict.com" signed a mouth watering deal with Nigerian Fuji icon Alh. Alabi Wasiu Odetola popularly known as PASUMA WONDER as it's  BRAND AMBASSADOR. The new multi million naira deal was signed in Lagos, making Pasuma the official Brand ambassador and Face of "9japredict.com". In a statement issued by AO21 media, Pasuma's management company led by Afolabi Oyekoya,
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Lagos Jazz Series unveils final list of performers and dates

On Thursday the 28th of November 2013, the biggest, most anticipated music festival – Lagos Jazz Series is set to commence with its 4th Edition.

This year’s edition is packed tight with an interesting blend of artists both home-based and international such as Marcus Miller, Antibalas, Nduduzo, Mi Casa, Black Magic, Efya, M.I., Olamide, Phyno, Show Dem Camp and more. 
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Nigeria music scene is getting bigger and better by the day with the entrance of BUSHBOY, to the industry to the next level.
We gathered that the fused group consists of great talents like; Chris '2deep' Ozoko, the multi talented artiste and entrepreneur and also the helms man of the crew has successfully harnessed the creative energies of himself, Emmanuel 'Muse' Odache and Israel 'Achi' Achichi on this brand new single entitled; Good Life.
 Information has it that the union of the Benue born trio is a definite infusion of artistic genius in the ever expanding industry from the stable of BUSHBOY ENTERTAINMENT.
Good Life is the first major single from the stable of BUSH BOY ENTERTAINMENT and the industry watchers has squealed that it is a perfect introduction for the artistic individuality and dynamism of the three distinct artistes all signed individually to the label.
(more after the cut)

Young Ones(YO) now have their magazine

YO! Magazine, simply Young Ones, a general interest children’s magazine, published by Kanbitoons Company has berthed in Nigeria.
It is a 32 page colourful magazine created to provide information and significantly inculcate the reading culture in the Nigerian young ones and support the attainment of high children’s didactic performance in schools and the larger children community.
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Former bleacher, actress Portia Yamahan campaigns against bleaching


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Pregnant actress runs for life as wife of baby daddy goes on rampage

Nollywood actress, Onyii Alex is on compulsory nine months course. Information gathered has it that, the actress is heavily pregnant and expecting a love child. The father we hear is said to be multi-millionaire Igbo business man known as Promise.
If the name rings a bell, it should. Mr Promise was said some months ago to be in a hot romance with actress, Tonto Dike. This is before Onyii was said to have snatched him from her.
Aside the pregnancy issue that she has entangled herself with, a source said that Mr Promise’s wife is looking for the actress who got pregnant for her husband and has issued threats to the actress. Onyii has since been scarce on the scene, keeping a low profile. 


BHM accepted into PRCAN fold

BHM is a PR company that is basically the leading Entertainment PR company in NIgeria. It's clients are major entertainers including D'Banj, Ice Prince, DARE and many others. They also represent companies like MTV, BET, and other Viacom channels in Nigeria. BHM also offer PR services to reality shows and events like Star trek and Nigeria's got talent. 
The CEO Kunle Ayeni in a post said, "The induction of our agency BHM as a member of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) yesterday -by past president Nn'emeka Maduegbuna (Chairman C&F Porter Novelli) and Vice President John Ehiguese (MD Mediacraft Associates). Major milestone in our journey. And this, even, is just the beginning"
BHM will be the first Entertainment PR company to be inducted in the prestigious body

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Finally, Shuga gets premiere date

MTV popular drama series, Shuga would make it’s way to Silverbird cinema in Nigeria as the second season of the Bill and Melisa Gates Foundation bankrolled drama premieres on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
Expected to grace the premiere include the drama’s director, Biyi Bandele, and cast members from Nigeria and around the world.

The drama is written by Kemi Adesoye, Tunde Aladese, Omotunde Akiode, Ayoade Adeyanju, Victor Sanchez and Biyi Bandele, cast of the drama series that include hooked singer, Tiwa Savage, Maria Okanrende, Okezie Morro, Chris Attoh, Ikubese Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Nick Mutuma, Dorcas Shola Fapson and Leonora Okine are expected to also grace the red carpet as it poremieres.

Femi Branch in Abuja debt scandal …says debtors are being unfair

Movie stars are known to be ladies men and same goes for the tall, dark and handsome actor, Femi branch. However, there are some ladies not happy with the actor at the moment. Some ladies in Abuja are calling the actor a fraudster. Branch was said to have employed the services of these ladies in various capacities without paying for their services. He also bought some clothing products from some of them without paying for it.
The actor himself however did not dispute these claims. When reached, Femi Branch confirmed that he actually employed the services of a lady called Deola who had helped him with publicity and organisation of his event which held in Abuja in August.  He says the event did not go as planned and he lost a lot of money in the process. This is why he was not able to pay the people he owed.
The people he owes include the event manager, ushers, ticket sellers, hostesses, drivers and caterers. While speaking with him on phone, Branch said he tried to control the situation and paid up after the event, but the event did not make the kind of money he had expected. “I have hosted the same event in other locations and the event went very well, so I expected the same thing to happen in Abuja. The agency I trusted to organise the event did not do a good job of it so I lost a lot of money. In the process, I ended up owing a lot of people who helped out at the event,” Branch said.
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Multichoice’s 20 years of entertaining Nigerians (plus pictures from the anniversary party)

 Last Sunday, cable television giant, MultiChoice celebrated it’s 20 years of doing business in Nigeria. As expected from a multi-national company, the event was in a class of it’s own. It held at the Eko hotel expo centre in Lagos with droves of a-listers in the corporate, TV and entertainment world in attendance. It was a night to remember as music was supplied by top African artistes led by the cream of the crop, Tuface Idibia. There was Champagne and intercontinental dishes that flowed through to the early mornings.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Obasanjo features in musical video


Ibitayo Jeje, better known as the 'Queen of Highlife', releases her brand new single and music video from her forthcoming third album titled 'Why You Love Me So' worldwide today Monday 18th November 2013. The video features the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who is debuting in his first creative performance of such. 
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Why Jude Okoye was absent at brother's wedding

P-Square's publicist Bayo Adetu confirmed that Jude Okoye was not at Peter and Lola's wedding yesterday. when asked why he didn't attend and he said Jude and some members of P-Square's band were stuck in Ghana after their Saturday night show. He said Peter and Paul were able to make the trip back on Sunday morning but not Jude. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Father U-Turn is dead

One of the Nigeria’s dance hall stars, Sylvester Femi Mayomi, popularly known as Father U Turn, is dead. The Apola Berekete crooner gave up the ghost few hours ago at a private hospital in Ajangbadi area of Lagos State. The cause of his death could not be officially confirmed as at the time of filling this report. However, a source said he was involved in an auto crash in the early hours of Sunday. He was said to have died from complications from the injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred in Ajangbadi area of Lagos State. He was aged 36.