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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Rohan Marley Not Claiming Lauryn Hill's Baby

Days after Lauryn Hill announced her sixth pregnancy, the editor of Clutch Magazine had a conversation with the father of Lauryn's other five children, Rohan Marley, and Rohan said he is not the father of Lauryn's new baby and that he's no longer married to his ex wife nor is he married to Lauryn...

Rohan's reply when you continue...

Yeni Kuti Gets N4.5m Hyundai SUV As BIrthday Gift + Pictures From 50th Bday Party

Fela's first child, Yeni Anikulapo Kuti turned 50 on May 24, 2011 and on her birthday she got a brand new Hyundai SUV, 2009 edition from...nobody knows who...she wouldn't say. "It was given to me by somebody special, I don't want to embarrass anyone (laughs). I am so excited about it."Yeni said when asked about the car.

Pictures from her 50th birthday party when you continue...

Pictures From MTN Link Night Port Harcourt Event

Mr. Osaze Ebueku and Naeto C
Guests at the event
There is something about Port Harcourt that totally captures the hearts of Nigerians. On May 28th, MTN kicked off the 1st of a series aimed at motivating and cultivating networking amongst young professionals tagged MTN LINK NITE.

The MTN Link Nite is geared towards creating a viable platform for business professionals to increase their networth. The night’s activities kicked off with MC/Anchor Basorge Tariah Jnr dishing out rib-cracking jokes whilst ensuring that every guest mingled and interacted with someone new at the event. 

Continue for more pictures...

Incase You Missed It; Sex In The Big Brother House

Sex between lovebirds, Bhoke and Ernest, who were evicted on Sunday Night

Nollywood Stars Run To Pastor Adeboye For Prayers

Some panic stricken Nollywood stars ran to the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, to help them ward off the spate of deaths that has hit the entertainment industry recently, with the deaths of Chidinma, CD John, Alasari, Ayinde Barrister and most recently, Ashley Nwosu. And others that have one terminal illness or another, like Sikiratu Sindodo, Ifeanyi Dike etc.

Pastor Adeboye heeded their call and held a special prayer session for them on Sunday June 5 at RCCG headquarters.  

In that photo I can see Segun Arinze, Jide Kosoko, Iya Rainbow...who else can you identify? Pics thanks to PM News.

Astalabyebye To Zoning In Nigeria

The new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, after he was sworn in.
The President and the PDP had wanted Mr Mulikat Akande-Adeola as Speaker, but the House Members ignored the directive and elected Tambuwal from Sokoto State instead. I guess that's the end of zoning in Nigeria.

Lauryn Hill Pregnant With Baby No.6

She made the announcement at her show at Chene Park in Detroit on Saturday, June 4. Lauryn currently has five children with her lover of many years, Rohan Marley, who is still married to another woman. They are: Zion(b.1997); Selah(b. 1998); Joshua Marley(b. 2002); John Marley(b. 2003); and Sarah(b.2008). Congrats to her.

TY Bello, one of the official photographers for the first family?

Those who should know claim that the ex-Kush member is now one of the official photographers attached to presidency. Not only did she shoot the photographs of the first family for the Thisday Style feature, she was also an active photographer at the presidential inauguration that held May 29. Great stuff, she's an amazing photographer!

Goldie and Baba Dee settle beef

In case you didn't hear or read the story when it happened, the two artiste had a war of words on twitter about a month ago. The beef started when Baba Dee made this comment - ‘This Goldie girl should stop singing. I just yarn after I hear one mumu song.”. Goldie saw it and replied -‘BabaDeeDare Lmao! A lot of pps think u should stop singing 2 or is it rap u do sef. I can start helping u mention names. BIG industry names’ etc etc. Google it for more info.

Anyway, the two have settled their beef. Goldie tweeted this two days ago. - I was pleasantly surprised tonight approached me in Ikeja & apologized &so did I. Thank God we cleared the air. We're besties now. BLESS!
Good to hear!

These Beauty queens...

Always sexy. Always classy!

Kel's hot new photos

 Looking good babe!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Cadbury Apologizes, Naomi Campbell Responds

After all the hoopla, Cadbury has finally removed the 'racist' ad which compared Naomi to a chocolate bar from circulation and issued Naomi a formal apology. Cadbury's apology and Naomi's response when you continue...

Actor Robert Peters and his Congolese wife

Robert and Marie Solo
The actor who relocated to the US a few years ago, is married to Marie Solo, a lady from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ex-nollywood actor is working as a film maker in Atlanta, and recently premiered a movie he directed titled 'Immoral Affair'. To see the movie trailer, continue...

BTW, today is Robert's birthday.

The New Speaker

The new speaker of the House of Representative is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, 43, who represents Kebbi/Tambuwal Federal Constituency, Sokoto State. He was elected into office this evening and was immediately sworn in by the Clerk of the National Assembly.

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis onstage at the MTV Movie Awards last night.

 This is what they call ére pa...:-)

After seven years of separation, Femi Kuti files for divorce

After seven years of separation, Femi Kuti has finally filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Funke Kuti. The case is currently before a Lagos high court judge. The Afrobeat king who turns 49 next week, has said he has no interest to ever marry again. The former couple have a teenage son together.

12-Year-Old Boy Beats Baby Brother To Death

Prosecutors want to lock a 12-year-old boy up for the rest of his life – to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America’s youngest ever ‘lifer’ after being charged as an adult over the murder of his two-year-old brother.

Fernandez is alleged to have beaten his younger brother David Galarriago to death at their home in Jacksonville, Florida, in March. The two-year-old died from a fractured skull that caused bleeding on the brain. He died two days after being admitted to a hospital. An autopsy showed the injuries were caused with blunt force trauma consistent with being punched in the head. Fernandez had previously assaulted his brother and broken his leg.

Feedback On 'Should I Stay Or Go?'

Dear LIB Comment Contributors,
You are very wonderful and special. Your comments have changed my life to the fullest. After going through your comments, I have decided to leave based on the following.

FIFA wants to probe Nigeria’s 4-1 Defeat Of Argentina

They want to find out whether or not Nigeria’s 4-1 victory over Argentina at the Abuja National Stadium last Wednesday was fixed. So we can't beat Argentina? We are waiting for outcome of the investigation. But do you suspect there was some kind of foul play?

ICE Magazine latest edition

Its out in stores. Go get your copy!

Pictures/Video from Nigeria Next Super Model 2011 Screening and Fashion Show

The event held yesterday June 5 at Scintilla, Lekki, Lagos. More pics and video when you continue..

How Reps shared N10bn loan - Dimeji Bankole

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, has opened up on how lawmakers shared the N10bn loan the House took from a commercial bank.

Bankole named the former Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Tunde Akogun; the Deputy Leader, Mr. Baba-Shehu-Agaie; and the former Chief Whip, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, as the major beneficiaries of the loan.

He also listed the former Deputy Whip and contestant for the position of speaker, Mr. Aminu Waziri-Tambuwal; and former Minority Whip, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila (before he became the Minority Leader), as among the beneficiaries.

EFCC arrest outgoing speaker, Dimeji Bankole

Bankole flanked by EFFC operatives on arrival at EFCC Headquarters
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, was yesterday afternoon Sunday June 5, arrested by EFCC in his home in Asokoro, Abuja, despite the reported plan by Bankole to appear in the anti-graft office, today Monday June 6.

It was gathered that Bankole’s security aides resisted moves by the EFCC operatives from effecting his arrest until the EFCC chairman, Farida Waziri pulled a call to the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim and the SSS Director General to withdraw their men. The duo then ordered the removal of their operatives, thus paving way for the arrest of the embattled Speaker by anti-corruption  agency.

According to impeccable sources, Bankole may face  a four-count charge. - Vanguard

Caught on camera: The horrifying moment a military jet fell out of the sky and exploded in a fireball

Nigerian celebrant celebrates birthday in their Mansion

Watch, you might like it...:-)

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Style Star: Waje and Tiwa Savage

The two songstresses rock the red carpet at their live show at De Marquee last weekend. I love Waje's hair...o n sparkles mehn. To see more pics from the event, go to 360nobs.com

P-Square before before

When boys were not smiling...:-)

Chemical Reaction feat 2face Idibia out now!

To buy, go here

Global News Headlines

News that make you go....hmmmm???

Tuface Steps Out With Annie Macauley And Daughter

The event was the Tuface tribute concert, a Touch of Genius, which took place last weekend. Annie, who's been with Tuface for eleven years, was recently asked to describe her relationship with him and she said "We are still very close to each other. As you can see, I accompanied him to this event and we are sitting together. That tells you, we are still inseparable. After all, he is still the father of my daughter so what else do you expect to hear from me. But then again, we both have our own independent lives to live. He does what he wants to do with his life, while I’ll do what I want to do with my own life."

Still don't understand how this works.
Pics thanks to theNetng.com

Is there no middle class in Nigeria?

Let me ask you guys a question: is there no middle class in Nigeria? I had this argument with some friends yesterday and they all insisted there's no middle class in Nigeria. Only the Upper Class - Rich people (10%) and the Lower Class - Poor people  (90%). So where does that leave someone like me? I know I am not rich but neither am I poor. I earn way over half a million naira a month, so if I'm not middle class, what category do I fall into? And what about bankers, doctors etc?

BTW, this is not a dear LIB readers question, it is me Linda asking you guys...:-)

100 Most Influential People In Africa

In the current issue of New African Magazine, Genevieve Nnaji, Oluchi Orlandi, Nneka, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Oby Ezekwesili, President Jonathan, Aliko Dangote, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Gov. Fashola, Jim Ovia, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Tony Elumelu, Prof. Chalres Soludo were among the Nigerians listed as influential in Africa. Other Africans include, Nelson Madela, Kofi Annan, Robert Mugabe, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Idris Elba, Didier Drogba etc. The compilation is not a ranking list, they just listed 100 people. 


Dear LIB Readers: Should I Stay Or Go?

Dear Linda, I am writing from Malawi and I need your readers advice. I got married about 10 years ago to a man i dated for almost 4 years. All was well before we got married.  While dating, we used to stay some 400KM apart and he was working and I had also a teaching job in my city.  After the death of my mother (while still dating) I had a responsibility of looking after my siblings and my orphaned nieces and nephews who were staying with my mother before she died.  After a year we had our traditional marriage and I fell pregnant a month later. While I was 3 months pregnant, one day I was looking at our wedding photos where I saw a little boy on one of the photos, who was looking just exactly as my husband. When I asked my hubby about the parents of the boy, he told me he was his son. When I asked him further questions, he told me he had 6 children.

Seun Kuti Releases New Album

The great Fela's son, Seun, 28, has just released his second album titled - From Africa With Fury: Rise! which he officially launched on Wednesday June 1, 2011. The tracks on the album are - African Soldier, You Can Run, Good Leaf, Rise, Slave Masters, For Them Eye and Mr Big Thief.

He's also announced his North American tour in support of the album. The tour begins in LA at Grand Performances on July 15 and wraps up on July 30 in Floyd, VA.

Ghanaians fighting in a plane cause an emergency landing

A United Airlines plane with 144 people aboard bound for Accra, Ghana, returned to Washington-Dulles International Airport for an emergency landing after a fight broke out between passengers just after midnight Sunday. The Washington Post, which  first reported the incident, reported that the fight began not long after takeoff when a passenger lowered his seat and a passenger behind him objected. They was an argument, a smack to head, then a fistfight, forcing the pilot to return to Dulles.

Hahahaha! If na Nigerians now, we for no hear word...lol Continue reading...

BasketMouth Denies Hitting A Fan In Abuja

Contrary to ongoing reports that one of Nigeria’s finest comedians, Bright Okpocha, aka, Basketmouth slapped a fan at a night club in Abuja, his publicist is denying the claims, saying the incident was reported out of context.

The incident which happened about a year ago in a night club, Ecstasy Land, in Abuja was a minor misunderstanding which was blown out of proportion. The comedian confirmed the incident but said he did not slap anyone. The incident, he said happened a while back and I am surprised that someone will reawaken an already buried and settled issue.

His side of the story when you continue...

P-Square, Fat Joe, Ciara To Perform in Mozambique Today

The concert today is part of events lined up to celebrate Mozambique's independence from Portugal on June 25 1975. Mozambique people...enjoy!

New Video: Yung6ix Featuring Wizkid - follow me

Terry G and Management Company At Loggerheads

The bone of contention: Now Muzik, Terry's management company wants to sell his forthcoming album for N1, 000 (like Tuface Idibia and the rest). Terry G is insisting on N150 because he knows his fans can't afford to buy for 1k. Very sensible Terry! You win this one!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Ini Edo goes topless in new photo shoot

Loves it!!!
And she's got a banging figure. No homo, just appreciating...:-)

Kanu Nwankwo set to quit football?

He kinda hinted he will be quitting the game soon at the press conference he held this week for his Kanu Heart Foundation friendly football match.

Nigerian Man Kills Girlfriend In India

Nwayo with Indian police after his arrest
A Nigerian man, Innocent Nwayo, 31, has been arrested in South Delhi, India, for killing his 22yr old Myanmarese live-in girlfriend and dumping her body in a travel bag. He left the bag in his rented house for many weeks until the owner of the house informed the police that a very foul smell was coming out of the locked flat. The police broke down the door on Nwayo's flat on May 20 and found the decomposed body of the lady wrapped in a blanket and tied with a plastic rope.

Nwayo who had fled after the killing, was tracked down and arrested. He's since confessed to the killing, saying it happened after they had a huge arguement about another woman. He said her death was a mistake.

Innocent Nwayo was a police sergeant for 7years in Nigeria before relocating to India a few years ago.

Nigerian/US rapper Wale has been single for three years

Wale with Keri Hilson

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