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Saturday, 25 October 2008

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Jennifer hudson and her late mum

Let me start this with the sad news of the death of Jennifer Hudson's mother and and brother. They were shot dead in their home by a family member yesterday. So the very sad story here

Modupe Ozolua organises beauty pageant - City People Magazine

Body enhancement boss is planning a beauty pageant next year. The pageant takes off January in Port Harcourt with the screening of the prospective contestants and continues in Abuja two days later, ending in Lagos in btw 16th and 17th while the grand finale is billed for Feb 13th. The winner of the pageant is expected to take home a brand new car and $15, 000 cash as well as an all expense aid trip to the US and a modeling contract.

Sean Kingston Beautiful World Concert - City People Magazine

All is now set to host the Jamaican Reggae sensation, Sean Kingston, in a world class concert tagged 'Beautiful World with Sean Kingston'. The concert is billed to hold in Abuja and Lagos on the 24th and 26th of Oct at the Eagle Square and Exp Centre respectively. The show will feature Sean Kingston live alongside Gotti, from the R-Kelly stable plus Ikechukwu, Naeto C, Durella and others. Be there!

Selara Sisters Expands Make-up range - Bola Akinboade (City People)

The Selara sisters, the duo of Arafat and Moma are Abuja's top make-up artistes and they have been able to set a pace for others to follow in that city. Their make-up line, which ranges from eye-shadow mascara, lipstick, foundation and others, has a new addition, Selara Velvet Veil, a multi-purpose veil which can be used as a foundation primer, lubricant and more and also Body Butter, for well desired silky, supple and even tone skin.
Be sure to check out their products.

Emeka Enyiocha set to wed - Taiwo Obatusin

Star actor, Emeka Enyiocha is set to walk down. He's wedding date is November 1st.
Congrats man.
Nadia Buari and Michael Essien set to wed in Dec - Juliana Orji

According to reliable sources, Ghanaian actress, Nadia and her long time beau, Chelsea striker, Micahel Essien are scheduled to be married this Dec in Accra. The most famous couple have decided to tie the knot after their much publicised engagement.
Congrats again...
Everyone's getting me e

The Future Awards National Tour Hits Benin!

Fresh off a highly successful Town Hall meeting in the city of Abuja, The Future.. Awards continues its much-anticipated national tour of the nation’s six geo-political zones, to take the message of the Awards to youths at the grassroots and to ensure that nominations and participation in the process comes from all over the country. The next stop is the Benin Town Hall Meeting, which holds on Wednesday the 22nd of October at the Sports Complex of the University of Benin. It holds at 6pm.

The innovative idea of a Town Hall meeting is a rare opportunity for youths across the country to interrogate the award process, connect deeper with it, and get information on how to nominate, amongst others. Nominations for the Awards opened on the 1st of October 2008, and are ongoing now until the 31st of October 2008 on the site

“It is important to note that this is the only national award that has done a thing like this,” says Emilia Asim-Ita, the PR Director, “Nigerians are used to TV shows and concerts doing roadshows across the country but not awards. It is unfortunate that we do not yet have sponsorship for these road shows and the costs are huge, but The Future Awards is more than just another award, this is about the future of our country, and so it is important to display the commitment necessary. And we are proud of the work that we have managed to do with some of our partners around the country. The question is: Is Nigeria ready for what its youth are capable of?” The Benin Town Hall Meeting holds in conjunction with Music Mix TV show, CFI Benin City, and Nigeria International. With this national tour, The Future Awards dispels any remaining doubts about its truly national character and, as usual, sets another high standard for Awards organization and credibility.

It will be recalled that this trend started last year when three of its major winners were young people from Northern Nigeria, who were not based in Lagos. Still ahead for the tour are Calabar, Enugu, Kaduna, and Ibadan. Now in its 4th year, The Future Awards has proven itself as the nation’s most powerful vehicle for youth culture and youth empowerment. It celebrates young Nigerian achievers by the yearly awards, which rewards the brightest and best youths between the ages of 18 and 31.

The 2008 edition had in attendance Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, World Bank Vice President, and a representative of the Nigerian Vice President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Media partners for the event include Africa Magic, Channels TV, Silverbird, Soundcity, Nigezie, TV Continental, The Guardian, Genevieve, The Sun, Rhythm 93.7, and Zuma FM.

Introducing: Dapo Torimiro
Dapo is a super-talented musician who has come a long way with his career in the States. For those very familiar with the Nigerian-based music group KUSH; that group was his debut in the U.S. music market years ago. The group was very well-received both in Nigeria and amongst Nigerians in the States, and they created a lot of buzz with their single and video for their song "Let's Live Together." When the group disbanded, each of the members went their separate ways, and the girls in the group made a name for themselves in Nigeria. A lot of people have been wondering what happened to Dapo--the only guy in the group.
Well, here's his press release.

Nigerian Songwriter/Producer Dapo Torimiro ''Quickly'' Breaks Onto the R&B/Pop Music Scene With Hot New Songs for John Legend, Brandy and David Archuleta LOS ANGELES, CA -- October 22, 2008 -- You probably haven't heard of Nigerian-born songwriter/producer Dapo Torimiro (, but that is about to change with the recent placement of high-profile singles on various top R&B/pop artists' albums. The album release dates fall within weeks of each other, but Torimiro's first break is placing the song ''Quickly'' on five-time Grammy winner John Legend's third studio album, EVOLVER, which will hit the streets on October 28. Featuring multi-platinum-selling artist Brandy, ''Quickly'' has received early industry buzz as not only an inspired, sleek duet featuring R&B/pop music's leading artists, but also as one of the album's stand-out gems. Later this Fall 2008, Torimiro will also enjoy credit for other upcoming tracks, including ''Running'' on David Archuleta's self-titled debut album (11/11/08) -- his first since becoming runner-up on American Idol in June 2008 -- and ''Torn Down'' from Brandy's highly-anticipated album, HUMAN (12/9/08), which she describes as her most personal album to date. A Yamaha-endorsed artist, Torimiro has been recognized by many as a talented multi-instrumentalist and musical catalyst, and he was previously sought after by the industry's top-notch artists to exhibit his skills as a touring and studio musician as well as to score various television and film projects. In 2006, Lauryn Hill selected him to tour with her as her keyboardist for several months, and he also had the opportunity to tour with Lalah Hathaway and perform with the legendary Stevie Wonder. Leaving his role as a touring musician behind him, Torimiro enthusiastically embraces the realization of his ultimate goal: songwriting and producing for major artists. "It's a great opportunity and a dream come true to be able to make the transition from being a touring and studio musician to songwriting and producing for artists that I've always been a fan of. It's great to go from being a fan to a collaborator," he expresses. Torimiro's musical and production abilities are so diverse that no two songs sound alike. Whether he's writing and producing a jazz song or a rock song, an R&B song, or a gospel song, one thing remains constant--the end product will be both absolutely unique and yet authentic to its genre. In the midst of being pursued by various respected artists with whom he has cultivated relationships, Torimiro also recognizes the value of collaborating with other talented producers. The gifted musician has recently teamed up with the award-winning production duo Midi Mafia (50 Cent, Fantasia) in Los Angeles to collaborate on various projects. Of the super-producers' recent collaboration with Torimiro, Bruce Waynne of Midi Mafia says, "He brings something different to the table. You have to do something very special and unique for us to decide to work with you." Elaborating further, he explains, "He plays multiple instruments, and he's not just a beat guy. He's someone who can also start from scratch, but he does it his own way, from his own perspective. He brings a lot of musicality and a lot of theory to the mix. You're going to be seeing a lot more of us working with him." Most recently, Torimiro worked with two-time Grammy-winning producer Jeffrey Weber to record a song for the Obama campaign called "Change." For more recent news on Dapo Torimiro, including ''in the studio'' blog posts (recent post: ''Joss Stone in the studio''), or videos of his amazing instrumentation at impromptu mini-performances, visit Media Contact:
Ngozi Mba
MINC Media323.544.1450
info @

Joke of the day
Farmer and the Cow
A farmer was in a bar drinking and looking all depressed. His friend asked him why he was looking depressed and he replied, "Some things you just can't explain. This morning I was outside milking. As soon as the bucket was filled, the cow kicked it down with his left foot so I tied his left foot to a pole. I began to fill up the bucket again and he kicked it down with his right foot, so I tied his right foot to a pole too. As soon as I finished milkin'' him again he knocked down the bucket with his tail and I took off my belt and tied up his tail with my belt. As I was tying up his tail, my pants dropped down, then my wife came out and well, trust me, some things you just can't explain!
See y'all later.


Anonymous said...

sorry about hudson

Anonymous said...

So sorry about Jennifer Hudson. God please be with her during this difficult time.

I feel sorry for that actress marrying Michael Essien cos he's been cheating on her for a while. Many oyinbo ladies have been sharing him. Including one popular 'Cassie' in London. It was all over the UK papers when he dumped the girl so that his peeps in Ghana would not find out about his escapades. So sad!

Anonymous said...

don't bother paying to see Sean Kingston. I saw him live for free and I wanted to ask for my money back. That's how bad he is. Can't sing for crap without a synthesizer, or he'll lip-synch and start yelling some annoying nonsense. waste of time. no talent hack. haha i'm still bitter

Anonymous said...

Condolence to Jennifer Hudson..We are hoping that the one did this thing will be punish of what he does....To Modupe Ozolua Good luck and God bless to what will be her plan..Sean Kingston good luck to your career hope it will grow and it will bring you in to the top.

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