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Friday, November 30, 2007

Future Award Nominees + Naija and Foreign Entertainment News

This weekend I'm going to spoil you all with so much blogging. I'm taking a little rest from a hectic two weeks almost non stop work. This weekend it's just me, blogging, sleeping, eating, blogging...no going out!

So to the Future Awards. I got nominated...woooooooooooow! This is so cool! I'm so excited...so lost for words. All I'll say is thank you to anyone who helped put my name on that list...I'm so honoured. Thanks to the organisers of the event. I don't care if I win, being nominated is good enough for me.

Check out the other nominees.

Professional of the Year
Ike Ochonogor – FedEx
Temitope Ogunfayo – Procter & Gamble
Adebayo Omole – Matrix Solicitors
Boye Olawoye - Investment Banking Group
Lola Talabi – Cadbury Nigeria
Bode Makanjuola – Caverton Group
Omowale David Ashiru - Accenture
Noble Igwe – Virgin Nigeria

Artist of the Year
Karo Akpokiere
Jide Alakija
TY Bello
Ogunnubi Babadeji
Chukwuma Ngene
Seyi Taylor
Adolphus Opara
Abraham Oghobase

Music Producer of the Year
Alex Yangs
Don Jazzy
Mosa
ID Cabassa
Jeremiah Gyang
Wole Oni
Jokaynie
Mr. Daz

Screen/Programme Producer of the Year
Mak Kusare – AveHill
Michael Oyeyiola - Soundcity
Lamide Opere – Nigezie
Seke Somolu – Wetin Dey
Effiong Eton - Silverbird
Soji Ogunnaike – Real Time
Joke Jaiyesimi – Hip TV
Nasir Muazu – BBC

Musician of the Year
Obiwon
Olu Maintain
Konga
Ashionye
Psquare
Dbanj
De Indispensables
Faze

Best Use of Technology
Adejuwon Saheed
Femi Odewunmi
Ayorinde Olalekan
Mubarak Mohammed Abdulahi
Icebox Studios
Olufemi Akande
Odufuye Bamidele
Seun Medunoye

Best Use of Advocacy
Emmanuel Etim
Toyosi Akerele
Temidayo Israel
Olatorera Majekodunmi
Adeola Akinremi
UNITeS
Oyebisi O. Babatunde
Amina Alli

Entrepreneur of the Year
Abiodun Ajibola - CGMIE Consulting
Tosin Dekalu – Lady Cobbler
Funke Awobokun – Cocktails In & Out
Funke Bucknor – Zaphaire Events
Gbenga Ashiru – Nebula Media
Bukola Adubi – Miccom Resorts
Chika Nwobi – Mtech
Mosunmola Umoru – Honeysuckles PTL

On-Air Personality of the Year
Adaure Achumba
Keke Adenuga
Nike Coker
Lamide Akintobi
Denrele Edun
Mike Magic
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Journalist of the Year
George Elijah Otumu – The Week
Ayeni Adekunle – Thisday
Azuh Amatus – The Sun
Abdulkareem Baba-Aminu – Daily Trust
Adedeji Ademigbuji – National Standard
Nonye Iwuagwu – The Punch
Samson Adeoye – The Guardian
Julie Odia - Simply Woman

Best Use of Goodwill
TELD
Generation 4 Change
Do Sumthing Positive
Utopia
AIPA- Against Illiteracy Poverty and AIDS
Shade Ladipo
Omowunmi Agagu
Ngozi Ekeh

Entrepreneur of the Year (Beauty & Style)
Omoyemi Akerele
Toni Payne
Okunoren Twins
Muyiwa Osindero
Banke Meshida
Linda Ikeji
Lisa Folawiyo
Bunmi Oyeniyi

Actor of the Year
Genevieve Nnaji
Ini Edo
Funke Akindele
Ali Nuhu
Osita Iheme
Mike Ezuruonye
Oge Okoye
Nonso Diobi

Magazine of the Year
RISEJuice
Bubbles
Applause
Dynamix
Acada
Tripz
Blast

Young Person of the Year
Mikel Obi
TY Bello
Oluchi Orlandi
D’banj
Chika Nwobi
Toni Payne
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mubarak Muhammed Abdulai

"The Future..." belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams...

Goodluck to all nominees.

Naija Entertainment News
There's really nothing much happening in the Naija entertainment scene at the moment...just managed to get y'all some news...and decided to spice it up with some foreign entertainment news...enjoy!

They say P-Square's new album, Game Over, has sold over 1.5 million copies since it was released about three weeks back. I.5 million? They say the first 100, 000 copies was bought by Obaino Music at the rate of N50 per CD and he sold everything at the rate of N55 in less than one hour. The second batch that arrived the second day, 900, 000 copies, was sold in less that six days. More copies have been printed and sold...total 1.5 million? Pls don't doubt this story, in a country of over 140 million people...1.5 is possible. Congrats to them.

Folake Coker celebrates 10 years in business. To celebrate the milestone, she is staging a show on Saturday Dec 8, 2007. I'll get you details of the show later.


Rumour has it that Daystar Christian Center overseer, Reverend Sam Adeyemi, will soon take delivery of a multi-million naira private jet. They say he just ordered a SAAB 300 luxury 16 seater jet, worth millions of naira. He needs the jet to spread the gospel across the globe.

Still speaking of pastors, popular man of God and one of my favourite preachers, Matthew Ashimolowo just opened a multi million naira church in Accra, Ghana. Great!

Pasuma honoured. Popular fuji musician Wasiu Alabi Pasuma just turned 40. A lavish birthday party was held for him yesterday at All Seasons Plaza, Ikeja and artistes like Adewale Ayuba, Weird MC, Olu Maintain performed. Since watching Passo on celebrity takes 2, I've fallen inlove with him. Such a character. lol.


Sasha is also set to to debut with a 13 track album entitled First Lady. Look out for that.
Ryhthm 93.7 DJ and rapper Kemistry is getting set to release her album which she titled Nuclear Weapon. Watch out for that!
African China has also released his new album called London Fever...anyone surprised about the title? It was released on Nov 16th without any media hype. Go check it out!

Ruggedman is said to have quit his management company NOW music. His reason for leaving is because he doesn't like the idea of parting with 20 percent of his income whenever he is invited for a show since he claimed to get all the shows himself. Well...when you think about it maybe he's got a point


Foreign Entertainment News
Flawless Beyonce. Aint she looking banging?

24 year old professional football player, Sean Taylor, was shot on Monday Nov 26th, at his home by someone believed to be a muggler. Although another school of thought believe he was killed by the kkk. He died the next day at the hospital.
A naked Brad Pitt. Yum indeed!

“I don’t want to be embarrassed when my kids are old enough to see my films. I can’t see any more nude scenes [in my future].”
- Brad Pitt

R Kelly is at it again...with little girls. His publicist just quit! Because Mr Kells is...?...her 19year old daughter. That's the girl pictured with him above. Seriously, hasn't this guy learnt anything? In Naija we say 'na wa o'!

Guess who the girl on the right is. 14 year-old Bobbi Christina. Whitney and Bobby's only child, smoking “something”. At only 14? God help her!

Usher and Tameka Foster welcomed a baby boy Monday night. Congrats to the couple. What I love most about the picture is the look on Tameka's face..if looks could kill, that chic would be dead...lol! 'Get off my man you b...h'? could she have been thinking that? lol

Will Smith and Tyler Perry ranked in the top ten of Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Smartest People in Hollywood list.
1. Judd Apatow, director/writer/producer

2. Steven Spielberg, director/producer

3. James Cameron, director/producer

4. Ari Emanuel, partner of the Endeavor Agency

5. Will Smith, actor/producer

6. Meryl Streep, actor

7. Peter Rice, president of Fox Searchlight

8. Tyler Perry, actor/director/writer/producer

9. David Heyman, producer

10. John Knoll, visual-effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic

Halle Berry's classic looks. She's pictured here for her holiday diamond campaign. Diamonds...one day sha!

Akon will face criminal charges after his crowd tossing incident back in June. Akon body-slammed some kid from the crowd at Fishkill-based WSPK (104.7 FM)’s annual KFEST concert at Dutchess Stadium in New York. A girl was injured and suffered from a concussion, and now Akon must appear in a Fishkill, NY court Monday morning for arraignment.
He’ll just be charged with a misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment.

Linda Hogan, Hulk Hogan's wife of 25years has filed for divorce from the wrestler. That's sad!

Rihanna looks...? I thought that shoe was inappropriate for the dress...the colour of the shoe I mean...what do do u think?

Also, I hear one of my favourite rockers of all time, Bryan Adams and one of my favourite models of all time, Elle Macpherson, are dating. I hope it's true. They'll rock together.

That's all for today...I'm serious, I'll spoil you guys with blogging this weekend...just to make up for the absense...hopefully you won't beg me to stop...lol.

See y'all tomorrow. Kisses!

15 comments:

de'tente said...

thanks for the update linda.

Ajide Ogo said...

''SAAB 300 luxury 16 seater jet, worth millions of naira''

Jesus! jet for pastor? when people are dying of hunger, children are living in poverty, many need money for surgical operation..u spend yours on a jet..nawa o

Anonymous said...

Linda, i love the oddity of Rihanna's shoes not matching the frock. These days stuff like that is fashionable over here.

Cameron Diaz has been pictured wearing bright red all through (even her shoes and clutch bag were red to match her red dress) and then from nowhere she had on these chunky shocking torquoise coloured beads/necklace. Ouch!

Surprisingly though, she was hailed by top fashion gurus and appeared on the fashion pages of all the popular magazines that week in that attire.

I have seen someone also wear yellow stilletos that didn't match with the green & whatever coloured attire she was wearing, but that also went down well with the fashion gurus.

You know, in Nigeria, we are so used to matching attires with shoes and bags et al that it looks weird seeing all this.

I learnt from America's Next Top Model that your make up isn't supposed to match your clothes, especially lipstick/lipgloss, but i see a lot of famous people wearing lipsticks to match their outfits these days, so i'm at a loss at what to believe.

I also learnt from another fashion show that your toe nail varnish isn't supposed to match your shoes. Apparently, it's minging to have them match or whatever.

So there goes the world of fashion. I'm very much interested in anything to do with fashion cos i love fashion, but these days fashion can be quite SHOCKING- nah mean? LOL.

Stay cool.

From your friend in London (moimoi. lol)

In my head and around me said...

I came here to get entertained and you slammed it!! Well done.

KreativeMix said...

You've been busy girl!!! Fabulous post!! I"m digging your blog and will stop by again!!! :-)

mixme said...

Since I discovered Linda's blog page, I read it everyday. U do such great work. Keep it up.
Meanwhile, I thought R. Kelly is your favourite song writer. He does have a very bad habit.

α∂ιвαℓαυяα said...

congrats on ur nomination....what can I say about Bobby C.its in her gene's LOL...I'm not suprised!

Anonymous said...

OMG !!! I SAW FOLAKE COKER ALIAS TIFFANY AMBER AT PRIMARK ON OXFORD STREET IN LONDON AND SHE CAME TO RETURN A TRUCK LOAD OF STUFF AND WHEN I MEAN TRUCK LOAD IN PINKISH SUITCASE AND THAT INCLUDED WAS RETURNED.

AT FIRST I WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS HER BUT TRIED STALLING TO SEE IF IT WAS REALLY HER AND YEP IT WAS REALLY HER...

I MUST SAY SHE IS QUITE SMALLISH IN PERSON AND LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME AS SHE LOOKS IN PICS FROM MAGS 'N' ALL...

BY THE WAY WAS WEARING A CREAM JACKET, BLACK TOP AND TROUSER AND WAS ON THE PHONE THE WHOLE TIME WHILE THEY SORTED OUT HER STUFF..OH AND ALSO CARRYING A CHANEL FLAP BAG....

Anonymous said...

Bobbi C. ain't really smoking, it's hookah..........

Anonymous said...

That is not Bobbi Christina!

Anonymous said...

@ mix me: Kai you be ashewo oh. LOL. Since i told you about Linda's blog, you no just gree ehn? LOL. Nice one. Shey i told you she's a correct babe? Cool you're now addicted to her blog.

Your Calabar sister in London.

DAVID said...

Rihanna's hair is the problem, Shoes are fine.

Dammie Amolegbe & Kemi Adetiba should be packing these awards... For real.

Laura Adiba said...

Rihanna looks like Cruella De Vil in that whole outfit..the leopard print and grey highlights...her stylist should be sacked.

wienna said...

wow...congrats on your nomination. U and Toni are in d same category,hmmm...may d best person win sha. But a few of those nominations are questionable sha.

Anonymous said...

Sasha is just too lucky being with Storm Records. She is being marketed and promoted well. Agbani Darego is too cute. Good for her. Nike Oshinowo is definitely looking her age in comparison to the other two in the picture (no bad bele) but she still looks good, at least, for her age.

The international stars will always be "international stars" so honestly, i can't really comment on what they are doing, wearing, saying, laughing and sleeping with. No hating! Though. More to them!