Friday, 31 January 2014

Zik Zulu returns as AMP president

Yesterday, the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) re-elected it’s President Zik Zulu Okafor. The elections which took place in Surulere, Lagos, elected various executives of the association. Zik Zulu emerged winner after he contested un-opposed.
Many members of the association described the election as free and fair. Unlike other elections by other movie guilds which usually end in fights and election cancellation, the AMP elections were peaceful and observers were allowed to witness every step of the balloting.
Zik was not available to make a statement after the elections. Both his phones were switched off. A member of the association, Fidelis Duker, commended the election process saying that it was very open and fair. He congratulated Zik Zulu while wishing him a better second term. “Zik is a good leader and he deserves to win,” he said.

Zik has been the president of the association since 2011. His administration had been hailed for his many reforms in the association. Last year though, he was in a scandal involving misappropriation of a N50m grant by Governor Akpabio. He has since cleared his name of wrong doing. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Million worth of Porn movies destroyed in Abuja

Following its willingness to fight the surge of pornographic films in Nigeria, the National Film and Video Censors Board says it has confiscated pirated and uncensored pornographic films valued at N2.5 million. In a statement issued by the acting Head, Corporate Affairs of the board, Mr Caesar Kagho in Abuja on Monday, the seizure was made in a raid carried out within Abuja metropolis.
It said that the seizures were sequel to the board’s commitment of riding the Nigerian markets of unwholesome films.
The statement further revealed that the seized films were illegal and was contributing negatively to the behavioural attitudes of the youths in the society.
It was also gathered that several home video retail outlets in Banex, Sheriff Plaza, Wuse II, and Dutse Alhaji market in the FCT were affected in the surprise raid.
The NCVCB, which is saddled with the responsibility of censoring and classifying films and video works, also raided individuals that were not complying with the board’s New Distribution and Exhibition Framework with respect to registration and licensing from the board.

Marketing director quits Elumelu's Heirs Holdings

Just recieved this release from Billioniare, Tony Elumelu's Heirs Holdings.

"Please be advised that Moky Makura, who served as Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, at Heirs Holdings, has left the Group to pursue other interests, with effect from 27 January 2014.
Patricia Aderibigbe, Director for Group Integration & Shared Services, is responsible for our strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications implementation, whilst day to day contacts remain with the relevant Brand and Communication team members."

Friday, 24 January 2014

Homosexual stoned to death in Bauchi (with pic)

There was pandemonium at the Upper Court 4 in Anguwan Jaki, Bauchi State, yesterday, as an angry  mob almost lynched seven suspected homosexuals brought to court for trial.
One of the suspects was identified as the Principal of a Government Secondary School in the state.
The development forced security personnel at the court premises to rescue the suspects by firing gunshots in the air and using teargas to disperse the mob.
The suspects are Ibrahim Marafa, Shehu Adamu, Yusuf Adamu, Aliyu Dalhatu, Abdulmalik Tanko, Usman Sabo and Hazif Sabo Abubakar.
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I'm carrying Davido's baby - Model

It’s barely one week it was reported that rapper Phyno got a young lady pregnant, now it’s Davido’s turn. The report of Davido expecting a set of twins with a UK based model Danielle ‘Sunshine’ Haye is already going viral. Haye,23, claims she met Davido in 2013 when he was on his UK tour and they ‘hooked’ up, the result which is about to produce two babies as she’s five months pregnant, unconfirmed reports say.
Davido’s camp has however distanced the singer from the allegation but no official statement has been released yet. According to another report, claiming to be reliable, the model can prove thatOmo Baba Olowo is indeed the father of the twins. Meanwhile, Haye’s latest Twitter comment negates her reported claims. “WOW!! You so called humans (ANIMALS) really have nothing better to do with your lives but chat shit!!Don’t mention my name in ur boring lies!”, she wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Her Twitter bio also shows that she’s of Cuban and Jamaican origin. Is Davido the father of Ms Haye’s babies? The coming days or months would be the judge.

We are not relocating to the US - Psquare

P.Square duo, Peter and Paul Okoye, have purchased two new homes in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The news however didn’t come as a surprise to many who know the financial strength of the Pop twins after pictures of the new houses were posted on Peter’s instagram page. With sold out shows, home and abroad, back-to-back monster hits, endorsement deals, a real estate and supposed Oil and Gas businesses, the Okoye brothers are more than capable to buy more.
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Politics politics. A friend just sent this release to me, you guys might be interested in it.

Press Release
+ The Chief of staff, Patrick Obahiagbon connection…

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has sacked the state’s Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Social Mobilisation, Honourable Omorede Osifo. Hon. Osifo, who assumed headship of the youth, sports and Social Mobilisation ministry about 10 months ago, March 8, 2013 precisely, was relinquished after the governor felt disappointed about the failure of the floodlights at the Sam Ogbemudia stadium in the state.
The Problem according to an insider all started for Hon. Osifo when the state staged a Youth Summit and Concert that brought all the who is who in the entertainment industry to Benin City last Saturday. The Flood Lights which was installed by erstwhile Governor Lucky Igbinedion administration 12 years ago, failed on the day of the concert.
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Smoke and go to jail in Lagos

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday January 20th passed a bill seeking to make smoking in public places illegal in the state, with first offenders having options of paying a fine of N10,000, three months in jail or both. The bill which is waiting the approval of Gov. Fashola to be signed into law prohibits residents from smoking in places such as libraries, museum, public toilets, schools, hospital, day-care centres, public transportation, restaurants among others.

Lagos residents who break this new law repeatedly would either be sent to prison for 6 months or pay a fine of N50,000, while owners of public places who encourage the breaking of this law would pay a fine of N100,000 or be sent to jail for six months.

The bill also seeks to punish anyone who smokes in front of a child with a fine of N15,000 or six months imprisonment. The bill also directs corporate organizations to place the 'No Smoking' sign in their premises. Companies who default would pay a fine of N250,000.
The Bill when passed into law would be supervised by the Lagos Environmental Protection Agency.

Shuga star moves to Mashariki Mix

Nick Mutuma has landed a job as a host for the popular East African TV show, Mashariki Mix. The show is a popular lifestyle show that airs on DStv’s Africa Magic. Nick is no stranger to the camera and to the industry. He has featured in the popular series Shuga, Tabasamu, a local Kenyan drama series and Changes, an M-Net series. He is also a radio presenter.
"I am grateful to M-Net for giving me this opportunity to speak to a pan African audience. I have always looked up to M-Net and I am very excited to be part of the family,” he said.
Mashariki Mix is a 30-minute weekly lifestyle series that will take you on a spectacular journey.  Holiday destinations, exciting places to shop, access to VIP parties, updates on the leading fashion brands, state-of-the-art tech gadgetry to trendy hotspots and dynamic lifestyles.
The contemporary magazine show also profiles personalities in the East Africa region and beyond with a wide range of activities from musicians and models to television divas and business icons.

AY, Jim Iyke bury hatchet

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Popular actor, Jim Iyke and comedian cum actor, Ayo Makun popularly known as AY have settled their differences after Ay apologized to the Nollywood bad boy, Jim Iyke over his utterances weeks back.
In a tweet, the entertainer apologized and urged Jim to accept his apology as his respect for him has moved a notch higher.
@jimiykeofficial Thanks bro. It was lookin like a world war from d stretches.Hope it transcends 2 world peace amongst our peo?let’s get ‘em
And on Saturday, January 18, 2014, the reality show star accepted Ay’s apologies tweeting, “@AYCOMEDIAN apology accepted bro.I apologize as well if I gav peo d space to stretch tis matter.Gat luv 4 ya too.Its nw yr bro lets get ‘em!”
AY further tweeted, on Sunday, January 19,2014 “@jimiykeofficial Thanks Bro.D glory of our friendship is not in d hands people. u just raised d bar of my RESPECT 4 u. lets get ‘em 4 PEACE”

Monday, 20 January 2014


This week, Kcee leads the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 Powered by Star Music.  “Pull Over” kicks D’Banj’s “Finally” off the top slot in the definitive Naija music video chart after jumping four places from last week’s number 5.
Bella Naija’s Onos Ovueraye will join MTV Base VJ, Ehiz in the studio this week to discuss this week’s chart toppers as well as the hottest acts in the Nigerian music scene.
Sitting pretty at number 2 is Davido with “Skelewu” - up one place from last week, while Wizkid makes a leap from 7th place last week to number 4 thanks to monster hit, “Jaiye Jaiye”.
Fans will also see five new entries storming the charts: Olamide’s “Turn Up” enters the chart at number 4, closely followed by Burna Boy with “Yawa Dey” at number 5. Mr 2Kay makes his Official Naija Top 10 debut with “Bubugaga Remix” at number 7 while DJ Xclusive occupies the number 9 slot with Pangolo”; Skuki’sSilifa rounds up the chart at number 10. 
The video of “Sweet Like Shuga”, the collaboration between Flavour, Chidinma, Sound Sultan, Kcee andProfessor for the Shuga TV series, rises four places to number 6 while Tiwa Savage, who plays Sade in the drama stays at number 8 with “Eminado”.

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Colleagues shun thieving actress

The Odunfa Caucus which actress Yetunde Akilapa belonged to have disowned her and also banned her for acting in any movie ever again. This is her punishment for disgracing the profession they say. This proclamation came after the actress was granted bail last week for breaking into someone else’s house with the intent to burgle.
According to eye witnesses, on Sunday Morning of January 12, 2014, in Magodo phase 2, Lagos, she was chased from No 15 Ibitayo street, after running for a while she was caught. She was putting on a black dress without any shoes. She was instantly beaten up and pictures of her was taken and spread all over the internet. Nothing was found on her except the keys to the house she was found in.
The occupants of the flat had gone to church but the sister to the head of the family arrived home a little early to find Yetunde who was startled and started stammering inside the house. Yetunde was said to have proceeded to take to her heels when she saw the opportunity to run. According to the report, Yetunde after been caught insisted she has gone to wait for a friend inside the flat. She however could not answer how she got inside the house. 
The Odunfa Caucus that laid the ban on Yetunde is headed by the likes of Yinka Quadri, Taiwo Hassan, Abbey Lanre, Rilwan Onilegbale and Sunny Ali.

And Saka cried

Popular comedian and MTN Ambassador, Hafiz Oyetoro is known for his jolly demeanour and his ability to make you laugh or smile no matter what you are going through. So it was heart breaking to see him cry on Sunday when his father was buried. Pa Dauda Oyetoro died on Saturday morning and was buried on Sunday evening at the Oyetoros’ country home at Koso, Iseyin, Oyo State according to Muslim rites.
Pa Oyetoro, was a farmer in his lifetime and died at the ripe age of 98. Speaking at the burial Hafiz popularly known as Saka said that his father might have died of the old age or phenomena as there was no report of his being sick prior to his death. “There was nothing wrong with him prior to his death. He was hale and hearty, so I believe that he died as a result of old age. You know he was 98,” the ace comic actor said.

Oyetoro, is also a lecturer at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto Awori, Lagos. He expressed appreciation to Almighty Allah for giving his father long, healthy life. “He lived a good, healthy, long life and I thank Almighty Allah for this. I also thank all those who have been calling and sympathising with me since the passing on of my father as well as those who attend the burial,” he said, saying that the full burial programme will be announced later.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Jonathan barred from Canada visit over gay stand

A state visit being planned by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to Canada for February has been canceled by the Canadian Government.  
The cancellation happened in the same week it was revealed the President secretly signed a controversial law banning gays, lesbians, and sexual minorities in Nigeria.
Sources in Abuja told Saharareporters that the Nigerian Ambassador to Canada, Ojo Madueke, was told to inform President Jonathan that the state visit to Canada scheduled for February 13 and 14th 2014 has now been canceled.

Jide Kosoko, a true thespian at 60

It was a celebratory mood at the Kosoko’s residence last weekend. The occasion was the 60th birthday of the Nigerian movie veteran, Jide Kosoko. The actor who had not planned anything big was overwhelmed by the number of well-wishers that thronged his home. Actors, producers, directors, marketers, and a lot of players in the entertainment industry were all there to have a good time with Kosoko.
 It is a well-deserved honour for the man. Kosoko has been a key player in the industry for over 40 years and today he is still very relevant. Despite being an old timer, Jide Kosoko is still well sort after and features in modern day big budget productions. He was in the award winning ‘Last flight to Abuja’ and he’s still in the cast on ‘Tinsel’. 
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AY replies Jim Iyke, "i am not classless"

Comedian Ayo ‘AY’ Makun has responded to Jim Iyke’s Twitter comment, where the actor described him as ‘classless’ following a comedy skit which mirrors Iyke’s ‘deliverance’ at TB Joshua’s church. AY said the skit was designed to be a joke, noting that there would not be an entertainment industry if everybody starts reacting to jokes or how actors portray characters in movies – like Pastors, Doctors or lawyers.
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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Nigeria Idols to air soon

From indications, the television reality show, Nigeria Idols will be back on air very soon for it’s forth season. According to a release, everything is being put in place to commence the show. The last show saw Moses Adigwe as the winner, and many more contestants are gearing up to take part in the global music phenomenon.
Nigerian Idol is believed to be the biggest music show across Africa. This year it will go across cities in the country in search of undiscovered, brilliant and outstanding singers. While rave-of-the-moment VJ, Ill Rhymz returns this season as host, a co-host will be announced at a later date. However, the cycle of the show remain the same, spanning five months of tough drillings, surprise evictions, grueling rehearsals and awesome performances.
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Doris Simeon warns fans against impersonators

Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon has cried foul over an impersonator duping and fraudulently acquiring cash from unsuspecting victims including her fans. According to the actress, a particular individual had been duping people via popular social medium, Blackberry messenger, claiming he was Doris Simeon and could help hopeful actors and actresses achieve their dreams in the movie world.
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Lancelot Imasuen denies buying car, warns Linda Ikeji

Some minutes ago, movie producer, Lancelot Imasuen denied the story going around that he just acquired a brand new car. From his response, it is not just the story that he bought a car that he is mad at, but the story makes him look like someone who flaunts his wealth. He also gave Linda Ikeji, the originator of the story a stern warning. 
His response:
"For the record! Sincerely I disassociate myself from d story presently trending about buying a camry car,,,for d record my mates that have put lesser years and effort in other fortunate country has private jet to show for their effect! Why on earth should I now at my age and stage be asking anybody to showcase a faith forbids it and I beg Linda ikeji to retract dat story!!!Lancelot oduwa Imasuen..producer/director INVASION 1897"