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Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Naija Gists

Girl Power Unleashed donate to Girls Remand Home
The makers of Tetmosol, Jagal Pharma, makers of Tetmosol Medicated Soap and sponsors of Girl Power Unleashed made a donation of N400, 000 to the girls remand home on Ojerinde Street, Idi Araba, Lagos. The GPU members were on hand to present the cash and perform for the girls. This followed the Girl Power Unleashed cheque presentation at the Little Saints Orphanage a few weeks ago.

Weird MC's new single

Weird MC's follow up single in her yet-to-be titled third album, 'Ri Ran Wo' (What does this mean?) is set to hit radio stations on July 9th 2007 which happens to be Weird's birthday and also the day her record label, 0907, is named. All you Weird MC fans, expect that in a few days...

Top Juju singer, Yinka Ayefele releases fourth album

Yinka Ayefele, one of the few artistes in Nigeria trying hard to keep Juju music alive, just released his fourth album titled 'Celebration'. The 12 track album was launched on Sunday 27th of May in Lagos. So all you juju fans...here's an album for you. It's now in stores in Nigeria.

Former Kush member, TY Bello, set to release a solo album
Toyin TY Bello, former group member of the girl group that rocked Nigeria some years ago, is set to release her much awaited solo album titled 'Greenland'. The album has tracks like 'Supernatural Funnies', 'Ride with me', and 'Atoned'. TY is also a portrait photographer. I wish her all the best in her endeavours

DJ Jimmy Jatt speaks
"I have a programme called Jimmy's Jump Off which is syndicated on MBI, STV, and NTA which is a DJ video mix show. It has been rated highly just in the first quarter. It's a basically going to be on old school raves, club parties like a mobile station. Then also I have to finish my album and proove to the world that I'm never going to retire from this job. I wanna own my own club, own my own private radio station, I want to start a record label. I don't want to limit myself"

Nollywood convention holds in the US

The Nollywood foundation, an incorporated non-profit organisation will be holding a seminar convention this year from June 15th to 17th at the Omni Hotel Los Angeles. The theme of the workshop is 'Emerging talent and technologies' with Mr. Danny Glover, a top Hollywood actor as special guest of honour. This year's workshop will feature creative, practical, intelligent and fun workshops and panels with personalities from Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood who will be speaking on issues such as technology, pre and post production, directing, financing, distributing, sound, photography, fashion and beauty and screenwriting.

Gulder Ultimate Search to hold in Jos

The city of Jos is getting ready to play host to the next edition of the Gulder Ultimate Searc, the reality show sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. The previous editions of the ultimate search were held at Snake Island in Lagos, Obudu Cattle Ranch in Calabar and Nifor in Benin. Jos as picked this year based on the need to move the reality show across the lenght and breadth of Nigeria. Jos has some of the best sceneries in Nigeria.

Aki and Pawpaw Foundation

Some of you might not know this but the duo of Aki and Paw Paw (Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme) have a foundation. Their foundation will focus on the needy and the less priviledged, targeting the orphans. They are set to put up a series of concerts to raise money for their foundation...commendable!

Pat Utomi's niece Awele Okwudihu launches book.
Pat Utomi's niece, Awele, recently launched her first book 'Comforting Arms'. She also had the inauguration of her not-for-profit organisation, Likemind Zone (LMZ). Awele, who is also a motivational speaker, is currently running a campaign to promote reading culture amongst young people. She also has a programme called Cradle Treasure. Awele is apparently heading for the top and she has the support of her uncle to depend on...

Also, history was made yesterday in Nigeria as a woman emerged the first female speaker of the House Of Representative...Patricia Olubunmi Etteh from Osun State, ...this gladdens my heart...

Former Governor and Senator, David Mark, is the new Senate President...

Also, gist merchant, Stella-dimokokorkus.blogspot.com, has deleted her blog...sad huh? I guess blogging is not easy...but she's promised to come back, bigger and better....later!


  • At 6 June 2007 at 18:27 , Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

    Two thumbs up!

    Good blogging.

    Cheers and God bless.

  • At 6 June 2007 at 18:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i will be back,am just kinda busy right now n i hve new things planned.so sit tight.linda u be real updated olofofo....lol

  • At 6 June 2007 at 19:29 , Blogger Ugo Daniels said...

    Wow, another GUlder Ultimate search, naija peeps no go tire at all from reality TV shows.

    Now, those dudes have shown some sense, as in starting the foundation thingy. Dats very commendable. Hope others should eulate, like Genevieve and Ini Edo dat has earned a lot in da industry!

    NIce one, Linda!

  • At 6 June 2007 at 20:25 , Blogger ~Mimi~ said...

    my friend produced TY's album and I must say he is going to be one of the hottest producers in Naig...and whats more.. he is just 23...i have a lot of inside info but i'd keep my mouth shut lol.

  • At 6 June 2007 at 20:30 , Blogger ~Mimi~ said...

    oh yea and watch out for 'this man' on TY's album.. its a nice grrovy love song..

  • At 7 June 2007 at 04:20 , Blogger Diva-sta said...

    erm...o-k i dont mean as any disrespect to any1 buttt....i am sooo curious about weird's mc's sexuality..is she straight or gay...sum1 gist me on this xx

  • At 7 June 2007 at 08:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    RI RAN WO literally means YOU GO SEE OR DEM GO GBA OR DEM GO SEE SOMTIN...get it??miss linda??

  • At 7 June 2007 at 14:13 , Anonymous wienna said...

    Linda, why u dey fumble like dis na? U just embarrassed me now. I thought u're omo yoruba gidi and u don't understand what 'ri ran wo' means. *wienna scratches her head in confusion*

  • At 7 June 2007 at 17:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    SO. Who was behind big bad STELLAS demise? I thought she was untouchable or something? Is it the witches or did they threaten her livelihood?


  • At 12 June 2007 at 16:25 , Blogger chidi said...



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