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Friday, 7 June 2013

Actor Emeka Ike and President Jonathan at Rhythm 'N' Play event

Popular actor Emeka Ike was made a sports ambassador at the Rhythm 'N' Play event that held yesterday June 6th at the Velodrome of the Abuja National Stadium. Rhythm N’ Play is an initiative of the Nigeria Academicals Sports Committee (NASCOM), which was inaugurated by the Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, late last year. The campaign is aimed at enhancing mass youth participation in sporting activities in Nigeria.

President Jonathan launched the inaugural campaign yesterday, where some celebrities were made ambassadors. Emeka Ike's job is to help promote grassroots sport in the country. Ice Prince and Victor Moses were also made ambassadors.

Rapper Iceberg Slim and dad

Iceberg Slim poses with his dad, Eng. Patrick Olowokere, during his "Ayanfe" remix video-shoot which features 'Chocolate City' President, M.I. The video will be out this month, along with 2 brand new singles from Iceberg Slim

New Music: Timaya feat Dbanj - Mind Over Matter

Listen to the song below and tell us what you think...

Rapper Drake gets a $2m Bugatti Veyron from label boss, Birdman

Young Money/Cash Money bosses, Birdman and Lil Wayne each drive a Bugatti. They decided to get one for Drake as a boss man.

Hot or hot: Dencia's outfit to Industry Nite

Yeah, she wore this a while back...and I'm just posting it! :-). The Cameroonian singer wore this outfit to D'banj's Industry Nite gig last week. You like?

Container truck crushes man to death in Lagos

According to a report by Punch, a heavy loaded 40-foot container fell on a government meat van yesterday June 6th, crushing a passerby and wounding several others. The sad event took place at Ikeja Along Bus Stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Lagos.

Eyewitnesses said the truck had swerved off the road to avoid colliding with some policemen, who were chasing a motorcycle rider, before the incident occurred around 9am.

The victim, identified as Samuel Ogunnaike, was an employee of a popular phone dealer in Computer Village, Ikeja, and was on his way to the office when he met his death. Any hope that he could survive the accident was dashed after he was trapped for about four hours before his body was retrieved from the wreckage. (Punch)

MTN Project Fame is back with Season 6

MTN is back with Project Fame. In season 6, they say they want to inspire more youths in West Africa to aim to become great and to fulfill their natural musical talent. One of the most, if not the most inspirational music talent shows we have in West Africa is MTN’s Project Fame, which has over the last five years inspired ten’s of thousands of young Nigerians, Ghanaians, Liberians and Serra Leoneans to strive to become music superstars.

MTN Project Fame has been able to select really talented and determined contestants as many of them have gone on to become household names in the music industry not only in West Africa but also in East Africa and even as far as America. Iyanya and Chidinma winners of MTN Project Fame in season 1 and 3 have both been on overseas tours and are in high demand locally. 

‘Why I don't discuss the paternity of my daughter - Omawumi

Omawumi opened up to Thisday entertainment contributor, Seun Apara, on the reasons why she does not like discussing the paternity of her daughter. She said:
I never hid my child's paternity but I felt that since I'm not married, I don't need to come out and say this is the father of my child. It is always ideal for someone who wants to marry you to be the one to identify himself. Another thing is that he might not want to identify himself because he is not an artiste. He might not want that part of my life. He might just love me and my child. So I like to respect people's privacy. I also strongly feel that it is my job as a musician to entertain you and if you feel like my personal life is your business, it doesn't mean I feel the same way.
Initially when I got pregnant, I didn't feel the need to come out and start telling people that this is the father of my child. I didn't feel I owed it to anyone.
She says a lot more. Read after the jump...

Man suing surgeon after he woke from surgery to find his entire nose removed

A man woke up after getting a nose job to find that the plastic surgeon had removed his nose entirely.
Patient Vishal Thakkar went to Dr Angelo Cuzalina, the president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, for more than eight surgeries over the course of a half a dozen years. 

Mr Thakkar said after he went through a divorce in 2006, he decided to 'do something selfish' and get a nose job. He was living in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the time and went to one of the leading plastic surgeons in the area, Dr. Cuzalina. 

Dear LIB readers: How can I stop my brother from marrying this woman

From a female LIB reader.
My fellow readers of this great blog please I need your help urgently. My younger brother wants to marry a woman who has two kids by two different men. She's only 29 and already has a 9 year old and a four year old, both from different men she dated in the past. My brother is only 31 and I and other members of our family feel there are more decent women out there he can marry and not a young woman with two kids. We have tried to talk him out of it but he doesn't want it to hear it. It's not even like she's beautiful, well educated or rich so I don't understand his obsession with this woman. How is he going to take care of two kids that are not his? What do we do? How do we get him to get away from this woman? There are some family members who believe he's under a spell because his obsession with her and determination to marry her is not normal.

Clarifying Nigeria's debt position - Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

A statement from the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
There has recently been a lot of misinformation and misconception in our public debate on debt. My goal in this article is to shed some light on the public debt, to clarify the real state of Nigeria’s debt position, and hopefully, provide a knowledge platform for constructive debate.
Let me say at the outset that no one in government is supportive of a Nigeria that returns to a high state of indebtedness. On a personal note, having gone through tremendous stress during the quest for Paris Club debt relief, I am committed to a Nigerian economy that is fiscally prudent, balances its books and remains at a low state of indebtedness.

Come party to wholesome music at Oasis Concerts on June 23

Be a part of the Mega Fun Experience at the Oasis Concerts: an alternative lifestyle platform for Christians and all ethically-minded individuals too enjoy good music & entertainment in a wholesome environment. Lots to eat, drink and buy at the Bazaar Stands…

Date: June 23, 2013. Time: 3pm. Venue: The Incubator - 7/8 Dideolu Estate, off Ligali Ayorinde, V.I, Lagos. Attendance is free; but you can reserve a special seat for yourself & friends by clicking HERE
You can also register to sell drinks, food items, fashion/cosmetics, etc. Book your stand today - call: 08096801840 or send an email to: oasisconcerts@gmail.com or fill the form Here

Singer Kcee gives UNILAG student scholarship to Masters Degree

The Limpopo crooner performed at University of Lagos Law Faculty talent show a few days ago and gave a 200level law student, Kenneth Collins scholarship to Masters Degree level. Watch the video...

Nigerian Graduates with 4.0CGPA out of 4.0 in University of Texas

A 24 year old Nigerian, Uwa Osamede Imafidon, just graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in the US with Masters degree in Microbiology and made a 4.0 CGPA out of the maximum 4.0 CGPA.

Before her sojourn abroad, she had earlier bagged a First Class Degree in Crop Science from University of Benin, as the Best Graduating student in her Department. So proud of her! See photos of her when she was in Nigeria for her first degree, after the cut...

Tiwa Savage covers Guardian Life magazine

Tiwa Savage's album - Once Upon A Time drops June 14th...

Kate Henshaw shines in black

The actress & Samsung ambassador looking gorgeous as she gets ready for the Samsung Evolution!

Meet the 2013 Mr Ideal Nigeria - Chidubem Osugade

Chidubem Osugade beat 33 other contestants to win the 2013 edition of the Mr Ideal Nigeria contest which took place on the 16th of May in Lagos. He'll represent Nigeria at the Mr Africa International. Chibudem won a KIA Rio. More photos when you continue...

The Spirited Actor gets hotter

Five contestants thus far have said their farewells in the spirited actor, Marie got disqualified. Chief came back to replace her and got eliminated, again! Lucky left and now she’s back, and the tasks are getting harder by the minute.

It really takes a lot to be an actor. The ‘improvs’, the straight-up script delivery, the emotions, the character personification, the props, the flow between actors, the chemistry, comedic storytelling and timing… just name it!

The contestants have to dig deep to find that which makes them unique, sell it and make everyone believe including the hawk-eyed directors and producers! 

Regina Askia Williams covers new issue of Beauty Overdose mag

Your favourite beauty guide, B.O.Magazine is back with its 4th edition set to be out on June 10th 2013. B.O.M brings more sizzling & exciting juicy content and features this season.
On the cover of this issue, B.O.M features former Nigerian actress& beauty queen, Regina Askia Williams. She has been living in the U.S for over a decade and has also started a family of her own.

B.O.M had a chat with Regina in New York and catches up with the former actress and what she has been up to over the years.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m in Rome

US sprinter Justin Gatlin beat six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt in the men's 100 metres race at the Rome Golden Gala, Diamond League, which took place today. Justin beat Usain by one-hundredth of a second, that's like 1% of a second. Justin actually had to dip his head over the line to win in 9.94 seconds. Usain came in 9.95.

Usain was making his first appearance in the Diamond League this season since his recent recovery from a hamstring injury. Usain explained what happened to him:
"I got the perfect start that I wanted, then about five steps in I stumbled a bit and that kind of threw my game off. My legs didn't feel like my legs coming into the straight. I guess I need to do more strength work. I think I just need time to get it back together but the fact I got a good start threw me off. At least I got under 10 seconds. 
 "It is always a good thing to lose. You can figure how to step it up. I knew I wasn't in great shape but I'm not worried. It takes time to get back into shape and I didn't expect much from this race."
Usain's next race will be in the men's 200m in next Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Oslo.

Dammy Krane releases 3 new singles: Lobatan/Xteristics/Gratitude

After much anticipation since the release of “My Dear” and “Ligali” Dammy Krane releases 3 Hot New Singles namely “Lobatan”, “ Xteristics” and  “Gratitude” today  the 6th of June 2013.

The rising star and Hypertek artist is persistent in making sure he keeps his audience locked into his fabulous Fuji style.

The hat trick includes: Lobatan, a Fuji inspired dance track that samples the great Kwam1. Xteristics, an ode to Agbani Derego, the 1st black African Miss World and “Gratitude” which highlights the best of Dammy Kranes style. Music produced by Spellz. Listen to Lobatan after the cut...

Kim K now complaining about the paps; says they threatened her life

Kim Kardashian has had enough of the paparazzi hounding. She went on a Twitter rant today. More Tweets when you continue...

Senate stops N4billion First Ladies’ Mission House project

The Senate yesterday Wednesday June 5th dropped the controversial African First Ladies’ Peace Mission House project when it passed the N259.65bn budget of the Federal Capital Territory for the 2013 fiscal year without approving the N4bn appropriated for it.

In February when the budget proposal was brought to the National Assembly, it contained N4bn vote for the construction of the mission house in Abuja, a development that attracted a lot of criticisms from members of the public.

The Senate, during the second reading of the bill, questioned the rationale of committing scarce resources to prosecute a less important structure.

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Charly Boy's daughter Adaeze opens up about life as an Oputa

You have been introduced to Dominique Oputa, this is her immediate elder sister, Adaeze Oputa. Adaeze graduated with magna cum laude from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business relations (public marketing and advertising concentration) and an MBA in Management Information Systems. Currently, she works in Education Management (for profit educational sector) as an Associate Director on the Admissions Board. Ada also hosts and produces an entertainment TV show on Fuxion Television in Atlanta, called The Entertainment Scoop.

Ada is obviously a contrast of the Charlyboy’s personal. In this interview, Ada bares her mind on who she is and the effect of the Charlyboy brand on her. Find the interview after the cut...

Chika Ike shares photos of herself as a teenager on Instagram

The last photo on the right is the actress all grown up!

Davido balling! Pictured in a strip club in Atlanta

He shared the photo on Instagram. This should be in every young man's to do list! At least once!Hehe

Olamide shows off his boo of life!

That's Olamide's long time lady love. He shared the photos on his Instagram page...

Photo of the day: No room should have all that power! :-)

Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland pictured in the studio together working on new music.

Beat FM becomes first radio station in Africa to get verified

Well, that is according to one of the stations OAP, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi. Nice one!

'I chose to be with Peter Okoye, ring or no ring' Lola Omotayo Tweets

 This is a reaction to all the online comments following her recent interview...

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