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Friday 5 December 2008

NMVA 08 Winners + Igbo Ora +Julius Agwu in Pictures

Finally here is the list of winners of the 2008 Nigerian Music Video Awards

Best Afro Pop - P-Square -Do me
Best R&B - Banky W - Don't break what's left of my heart
Best Raeggae/Dancehall - Shank - Julie
Best Use of Choreography - P-Square - Roll it
Best Editor - DJ Tee
Best Afro Hip Hop - Ikechukwu - Wine am well
Best Indigenous concept - Rugged man - Ruggeddy baba
Best new director - Seyi Babalola - Wine am well (Ikechukwu)
Best special effect - Asa - Fire on the mountain
Best use of Animation - Koffi - Officer
Best interpreted Music Video - Mohits All Stars - Pere
Best Cinematography - Tosin Igho (for P-squares Do me)
Best Producers - Mohits Records
Best Director - Clarence Peters
Video of the year - P-Square - Do me
Most popular Nigerian Music Video in the UK - Mr Solek - Mumu
Hall of Fame - Sir Victor Uwaifo
Congrats to all the winners...

'Getting Old does not scare me' - Florence Ita-Giwa

Florence Ita-Giwa shares her secret to still looking young at over sixty years old. Maybe you can learn a thing or two from her. She spoke to Abiola Aloba of Encomium magazine.
Hear her...
"My frame of mind helps me stay young. Don't write yourself off because of age. I want to encourage the upcoming younger ones to look forward to old age, not to be scared of age. What is age? So far as you are alive, you should strive to look good, not look young. I don't want to be young, I keep saying that every day. It took me a long time to grow, but it's important that you continue to look good so that young girls will not be afraid of age. Don't be afraid of age so long as you can still be productive. It's a thing of the mind, but make an effort to be healthy and fit. You will be healthy and fit if you watch what you eat and drink, what you do, how much you exercise your body and your frame of mind"
Well said.

Did you know this about... Igbo Ora? - Desola Bakare of Encomium magazine
Did you know that Igbo Ora in Western Nigeria has the largest population of twins in the World? Igbo Ora, a sleepy town in Oyo State has five times the normal average number of twins births in the population.

The average number of twins born per 1000 in the world is five. In Igbo Ora, the average is 155 twin births per 1000. That's the largest percentage anywhere in the world. Researchers have been debating for years why the people in Yoruba land has the monopoly of twin births.

According to one study, it is believed it has to do with diet. Apparently yam, a vital staple food in Western Nigeria (Iyan, Amala etc) contains large amounts of natural estrogen, the hormone responsible for egg release in women.
It is thought that the diet of these yams cause in many cases more than one egg to be released in women, thereby resulting in large number of twins. The town is called the 'twin capital' of the world.
I never knew this...found it fascinating and thought to share...

Julius Agwu's Crack Ya Ribs...

For those returning home for xmas, if you're looking for a place to unwind and have the fun of your life, be sure to be at Julius Agwu's Crack Ya Ribs
Date: Sun Dec 14th
Venue: Expo Centre, Ocean View, V/I
Time: 2pm (N3, 000), 6pm (N5, 000), VIP 10, 000
I'm definitely going to be there...catch y'all there!

And check out the fun pictures of the top Comedian's trip to the US with his beautiful wife Ibiere

Love nwantin ti
Pix thanks to Julius Agwu...

The 2009 Grammy Nominations
The countdown to music’s biggest night has officially begun! On Wednesday the list of nominations for the 51st Grammy Awards were announced with artist Lil Wayne leading the pack of diverse artists.
Lil Wayne earned eight nominations, followed by Coldplay with seven and Jay Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West taking six.
Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Radiohead are all up for the coveted Album of the Year.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2009.

I'm out, see y'all later

Thursday 4 December 2008

AY's Wedding Pictures + Kefee and Eldee's new albums

I love weddings. I've been invited to so many this year, but I haven't been to one in three years...funny huh?
I can't wait for my wedding night day...lol
While we are waiting for that... check out top comedian AY's superlative wedding to the love of his life, Mabel, which took place on saturday 29th Nov 2008 at Rev Chris Okotie's Household of God...
Such a lively, colourful and beautiful wedding

RMD and Gbenga Adeyinka

Such a beautiful bride
Pix thanks to AY

Also congrats to Ini Edo and new Hubby Phillip.

The two tied the knot on Sat 29th Nov 08 at Ini's home town

Also congrats to 2008 Face of Africa Winner, Ghanaian Kate Menson
Pix thanks to Bella and Niyi

Also, congrats to sensational singer Kefee. She's soon to launch her new album entitled Kefee: 5 Years of a Phenomenon.The forthcoming event will hold on December 14, 2008 at the upscale Niteshift Coliseum, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos

Finally, pls check out rapper Eldee's new project here...http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/935429
New album "Evolution" coming soon!!
Visit the iTunes Store to download eLDee's latest album, "Return of the king"
Nigeria & West Africa booking: (+234) 808-102-4495, eldeethedon@gmail.com
International booking: bobbytaylorconsulting@gmail.com, eldeethedon@gmail.com

For more info, go to his website http://www.eldeethedon.com/

And for more entertainment news, check out this FAB blog...http://azuhamatus.blogspot.com/

Kisses everyone and congrats to all the Future Award Nominees.

Stay blessed

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Future Awards 2009 Nominees

The 2009 Future Awards Nominees list is finally out...
...and your girl was nominated...
Yuewssss!!! So so glad.

Check out the full list of nominees

On-Air Personality of the Year (Radio)
Phoenix (Rhythm Lagos)
Tito Otons (Raypower Lagos)
Tyeng Gyang (Cool FM Abuja)
Douglas Nwokocha (Rhythm Abuja)
Yaw & Matse (Wazobia FM Lagos)
Wildchild (Rhythm FM Lagos)
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi (Cool FM Lagos)
Chuks Roberts (Cosmo FM Enugu)

Best Use of Technology
Saheed Adejuwon
Titilayo Akinsanmi
Bamidele Odufuye
Lanre Lawal
Icebox Studios
Yinka Adetoye
Yusuf Jimoh
Oluwaseun Faniran

Best Use of Advocacy
Temidayo Israel
Mohammed Ahmed-Shaibu
Ugochukwu Nwosu
Tosyn Bucknor
Toyosi Akerele
Obinna Etele
Emmanuel James-Odiase
Emmanuel Etim

Musician of the Year
Naeto C
Rooftop MCs
Banky W

Actor of the Year
Jennifer Osamor
Funke Akindele
Gabriel Afolayan
Tonto Dike
Oge Okoye
Nonso Diobi
Mercy Johnson
OC Ukeje

Artist of the Year
Ogunnubi Babadeji
Seyi Taylor
Abraham Oghobase
Emeka Okereke
Jumoke Verissimo
Adolphus Opara
Tolulope Ogunlesi
Jide Alakija

Magazine of the Year
Soundcity Blast
The Applause
Déjà vu

Style Entrepreneur of the Year
Dumebi Agbakoba (Dakou Collections)
Funke Adegbola(Ella Brown Couture)
Korede Roberts (Fusion)
Uche Nnaji (Ouch!)
Ebubedike Mary (West n Couture)
Yewande Perigrino (Beyond Faces)
Olamide Ajayi(Iconola)
Linda Ikeji (Blackdove Communications)

Comedian of the Year
Wale Gates
Teju Babyface
Tunde Ednut
Seyi Law
Holly Mallam

Business Owner of the Year
Mosunmola Umoru (Honeysuckles PTL)
Tochukwu Onyemelukwe (Cotek)
Alexander Yangs (Testify Music)
Debola Lewis (Yvent Couture)
Ibidun Ighodalo (Elizabeth R)
Funke Awobokun (Cocktails In & Out)
Hassan Rilwan (Focal Point Publishing Ltd)
Anita Ibru (Minerva)

Professional of the Year
Kolawole Osinowo (Nokia West Africa)
Oluyemi Oluwole (Chevron Corporation)
Shile Obiesan (Consolidated Media Associates)
Dr. Dayo Osholowu
Uche Okorji (Utchay Okorji Associates)
Fatima Mohammed (Chapel Hill and Dunham)
Fola Aiyesimoju (Stanbic Bank)
Carrena Sola (Travant)

Model of the Year
Bryan Okpara
Warebi Martha
Bisi Rahman
Bisi Sowemimo
Amaka Chirah
Isi Atagamen
Owobo Ogunlaja
Olubunmi Ademokoya

Team of the Year
Blue Labs Technologies
DNMT (Dance Na De Main Thing)
Four Kornerz
Babs Educational Consult
The UnRulies
Javabean Ltd
Mo Hits Crew

Journalist of the Year
Rachel Ogbu (Newswatch)
Samuel Olatunji (The Sun)
Azuh Amatus (The Sun)
Arukaino Umukoro (National Standard)
Blessing Ogunli (TheNEWS)
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu (Daily Trust)
Ruonah Agbroko (Thisday)
Funke Adetutu (BusinessDay)

On-Air Personality of the Year (TV)
Onyinye Igwe (Soundcity)
Tana Egbo (Channel O)
Lamide Akintobi (Channels TV)
Dayo Ephraim (Hip TV)
Blaze (Nigezie)
Adaure Achumba (STV)
Jimmie Akinsola (The Best of Football)
Jumoke Alao (AIT)

Screen Producer of the Year
Gbenga SaluSoji Ogunnaike
Matthew Ogunlola
Onye Ubanatu
Chuka Ejorh
Clarence Peters
Kemi Adetiba
Dayo Oyedele

Sportsperson of the Year
Yagazie Chukwumerije
Damola Osayomi
Osaze Odemingwe
Mikel Obi
Eniola Aluko
Obinna Nsofor
Chinedu Obasi
Ogbuke Olusoji Fasugba

Music Producer of the Year
Wole Oni
Alex Yangs
ID Cabassa
Don Jazzy
Jesse Jags
TY Mix

Dancer of the Year
Qudus Onikeku
Kafilat Shafaru
Onyekachi Okengwu
Wale Akinbola Sodade
Jennifer Ogbor
Bimbo Obafunwa
Buddy Agedah
Flex (Nonso Cajetan Asobe)

Young Person of the Year
Bukola Elemide (Asa)
Toyin Bello
Yagazie Chukwumerije
Louise Priddy
Oluchi Orlandi
Don Jazzy (Michael Ajere)
Cobhams Asuquo
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

P.S: Please note that there is a two-week period where we listen to complaints, and any new information – especially as regards the validity of claims about age. If you have any such issues or complaints, please send them to nominations@thefuturenigeria.com and thefuturenigeria@yahoo.com; with a rationale and/or proof for your complaint. The integrity of this process is paramount to us, and anybody with a discovered false claim will be automatically removed.

What do you guys think of this list?

My own P.S.
I know a lot of you will be coming home for christmas and I'd love to hang out with some of you... ...I didn't fix this expensive hair for nothing. You people must see it o...lol
My sisters practically forced me to abandon my 2/3 grand yaki weave for Sleek hair that cost me more than I've ever spent on hair weaves...
eh, it's all good, as long as you people will see me sha...lol
So call me - 08033595004...
Looking forward.

Will get you the list of winners of NMVA next
And please don't forget to vote our own MBGN 08 Adaeze Igwe as Miss World 2008. She deserves it. To vote log on to http://www.missworld.com/

Sunday 30 November 2008

MI's Africa Travels + Pat Utomi's Vivante Magazine + Other news...

I got an email yesterday from the lady who wrote about having a deformed baby (we discussed here). She said the baby boy died. She didn't say if he died naturally or...you know...
Anyway, may his soul rest in peace.

To today's post, I wanted to bring you entertainment news, bought our soft sell mags but found nothing to report...maybe they'll have more juicy stories this week.

For now enjoy rapper MI's travel pictures. He's been touring some African countries...check it out!

Pix thanks to MI
Totally love this dude...
If you want to share your pix with the rest of us, pls send me an email...

Pat Utomi's Vivante Magazine Launch
For those who don't know, former presidential aspirant Pat Utomi now has his own magazine called Vivante. I haven't seen it, so can't tell what it's really about...but check out pix from the launch...

Pix thanks to purefoto.com

AY (top comedian) and Mabel become ONE

AY and his love of many years Mabel tied the knot yesterday Nov 29th 2008.
Wishing the couple everything beautiful.

Zizi Cardow's Fashion Show

Date: Sat. 13th Dec '08
Venue: 21, Kingsway Rd, Ikoyi
Time: 6pm-7:30pm (Red carpet)
8-9pm (Main show)

West African Fashion Week - Be the 1st face

Are you a professional model or aspiring to be one? Then this is opportunity to be the 1st West African Fashion Week Model and win a N1million contract to feature in all the West Africa Fashion Week advert material.
How to enter...
Simply take 2 studio fotos of you striking your best pose. A full length and a portrait photograph then call Tony on 08034560895 or Maxwell 08060265714

Bridal/Beauty Makeover/Headgear/pgotography
3, Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: 08023465653

Photos of the day
US President-elect, Barrack Obama and family feeding the needy on Thanksgiving

Isn't he teaching us all something?

Bey and her husband Jay Z at a B-ball game...Jay kinda looks different with the hair and all...U like?
Beyonce at the “Cadillac Records” press conference rockin’ a fly business suit.
Pix thanks to bossip.com
Thought of the day
Don't walk in front of me, I might not follow
Don't walk behind me, I might not lead
Just walk beside me and be my friend
Have a beautiful week ahead

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