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Thursday 29 January 2009

Naija Entertainment News + Best of Nollywood Dinner pictures

I know this is what you guys look forward to more than anything else on this blog.
We call it entertainment news...but we all know it's gossip...lol

Mohammed and Rahama Babangida get first son - Kayode Olashinle (Encomium)
The family of former military president, General IBB, had cause to celebrate again on Sunday 4, 09, when Mohammed's first wife, Rahama delivered a baby boy. The coming of the new baby now brings to three the number of children btw Mohammed and Rahama who became a couple in 2004. Mohammed got married to his second wife, Umani Wali, in 2008, but the union is yet to be blessed with a child.
Klint Da Drunk gets baby boy - Uche Olehi (Encomium)
Comedian, Klint, and his better half, Lilian Igwemba have been blessed with a bouncing baby boy, delivered in Jos Plateau State. Klint and his wife tied the knot in 2008.
Here's wishing them more blessings.

Baby girl for Dayo Adeneye - Seun Apara
The Adeneyes with Brick and Lace
Primetime Entertainment co-owner and foremost TV and radio presenter, Dayo Adeneye, and his wife, caroline, were recently blessed with a baby girl, who was born Jan 12th 09. They've named the bundle of joy, Michelle, as a sign of the respect and love they have for the Obamas.

Marketer pays Tuface Idibia N30m - Seun Apara (Encomium)
As part of his royalty for his new album, 'Unstoppable', which is made up of 19 tracks including the collabo he did with R Kelly, 2facehas allegedly pocketed N30m from the marketer, Hypodrum. And because of the numerous challenges and expenses involved in marketing such a big artiste, the marketer has teamed up with another marketer in Alaba, Obaino, for the maketing of the album. So far, they've printed over one million copies since the release of the album over a month ago and the sales have been impressive.

Ruggedman and Eedris Abdulkareem for a collabo album - Seun Apara
Rugged and Eedris will soon be slugging it out in the studio together for a collabo album. This is not the first time they will be recording together, Eedris had featured Rugged in a track in his latest album but this one is a joint project. Anytime from now, the two rappers will start recording. Afrobest, a leading marketing company in Alaba, is bankrolling the project.

P-Square set to release a new album - Seun Apara (Encomium)
Africa's no.1 group act, P-Square, is putting finishing touches to yet another album. Though not yet titled, they've recorded so many songs, including some tracks they couldn't release in their last album. Before the release of the album in September 09, one or two singles will be released to precede it. The singles is likely to hit the airwaves in April.
So look out for that.

When Ill Bliss Wedded
Ill Bliss and new wife, Chiso
For those who don't know, one of Nigeria's popular rappers,Ill Bliss, popularly refered to as 'Dat Ibo Boy' is married. The star rapper married his hearthrob, Munachiso Obi a few weeks back. The traditional marriage took place at the bride's native home in Imo State.

Bukky Osunkeye closes De'La Zaria - Kayode Olashinle (Encomium)
Bukky Osunkeye has closed down her couture business, De'La Zaria on Sanusi Fafunwa Str., Victoria Island. The once busy celebrity fashion house which was started two years ago was closed own sometime back, a situation that did not go down well with die hard patrons of the store.

Lancelot Imaseun honored at the Sundance Film Festival
Nollywood director , Lancelot Imaseun, was honored via a documentary entitled 'Nollywood Babylon' at the recently concluded SFF. This documentary made by some Canadians showed Nigeria in a new light when premiered at the Festival. In this documentary, Lancelot starred as himself. His film Ebuwa has just been premiered in Toronto and is heading to be premiered in Abuja, New york, Boston, Chicago and London, in March and April 09.

A new party shop opens on the Island
A new party superstore that sells virtually everything needed for the proper execution of a party was recently opened on Lagos Island. The store, 'Party in a box' is a wholesale party store that caters for all kinds of occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, corporate event and so on. It's located at Sura shopping complex on Lagos Island.

Check out pix from Seun Oloketuyi's Best of Nollywood Dinner, held recently.

bisoye fagbade,wale olaleye,mercy aigbe

mr and mrs badmus

moyo lawal




daniel and doris ademokan

muka ray and ireti osayemi

demola adedoyin,howtie t,kunle afolayan and kelvin orija
akin adeoya,Aremo Osoba AND SEUN OLOKETUYI




That's it.
Pix thanks to Seun Oloketuyi

Fighting breast cancer...the sexy way.
La pooza is a lingerie and swim wear designer that recently launched their line in Lagos to raise awareness for breast cancer. They have decided to give 10% of their profits to support the fight against breast cancer. So basically the deal is that for every lingerie you buy this valentine from LA POOZA lingerie you will be helping the fight against breast cancer.
For more details contact:
Nasa: 08053010648, Nkem: 0805363211

Guess who?

This is her at 3years old...who is she now?
Clue...On air personality...
Something tells me y' all won't get this ;)
But try...

I'm out, catch y'all later.
Be blessed!

Wednesday 28 January 2009

RIP Yobe State Gov + Naija News + SAG Awards 2009 in pix

The death has been announced of the Governor of Yobe State, Mamman Bello Ali. He died at the age of 50 in Miami, Florida, United States of America after a prolonged battle with cancer.
May his soul rest in peace.

BTW, is he the first Governor to die while in office? Can't recollect any other one...

Also RIP to Iyabo Momoh. The Talented Yoruba actress and former Mama Ajasco in the Papa Ajasco and Company series died following a protracted illness which had affected her career for sometime now. She was said to be suffering from cancer.
May her soul rest in peace.

Blind minstrel, Kokoro, passes on at 84
The highly talented blind minstrel, Pa Benjamin Aderounmu, popularly called Kokoro, has passed on.
He died at 84 on Sunday 25th, Jan, at a private hospital in Lagos.

May his soul rest in peace.


Tunde and Wunmi Obe are about to hit the industry with a bang as their annual lover’s gig- Cupid ball enters the third year.
Already tagged ‘Sleek, Sassy and sailing’, the 2008 Cupid’s Ball is scheduled to hold aboard The Nire Prest Cruise Linear ‘This year’s edition of Cupid ball is an exclusive one’ says Tunde Obe, 50 couples will be taken on a 5 star cruise through the Lagos water ways.
It will be a cruise filled with fun, laughter, food, champagne, a lingerie fashion show and good music from the baddest band in the land- Dejavu featuring T.W.O’ Tunde discloses.

All is now set for the release of Weird MC’s third album- New Dawn

Her first album Simply Weird’ was Nigeria’s first full-length rap album, and she didn’t fall below standard with her sophomore album ‘After Da Storm’. Now more than a decade after she first hit the lime light, Adeshola Idowu who we have all come to refer to as Weird MC is about to make another statement.

With new videos, a fresh set of songs, a new management team, and contagious excitement, the rappatainer has shown to us that she means business. ‘I’m not tired of doing good music, I have been doing music for more than a decade now, and I already understand the dos and don’ts s of the industry, so I’m too sure that the album won’t be below standard’ the energetic performer disclosed ‘Riranwo’- The first single off her third album was released on July 9, 2007 as a fore runner for the album, but for more than a year, Weird MC has been so quiet about the release of her album until October 2008 when she played a fast one on us with the release of the video for Riranwo.

‘Well, it is not like I intentionally wanted to be silent all these while, but the thing is that I have been working, I have been doing a lot of underground work, which will come to fore in a matter of months’

The second video off the album ‘Step Up’ was released last week and Weird MC is ready for a new dawn ‘The video was directed by DJ Tee, and we have really taken our time because I usually don’t like taking fans for granted. And from what we see now, I know I am good to go’ she said on a final note.

The video for Step up was conceptualized by Weird MC and was shot on 35mm for two days in South Africa. The video will rock the airwaves for weeks before the release of the album in March 2009 on her record label- 0907 entertainment.

Weird MC first gained national recognition in 1997 with her hit single ‘Allen Avenue’ which won her the awards for the best hip hop act at the first edition of the Awards for Musical Excellence (Amen awards) in October 2008, after which she went on a long sabbatical, and only made a come back in 2005 with her monster hit ‘Ijoya’.

Her influences include Miriam Makeba, Femi Kuti, Lauren Hill, Jimi Hendrix and others.


When you come in contact with this lady she strikes you as assertive yetunassuming and a regular Jane until she opens her mouth and all of asudden, you are thrown into a different sphere, like Diana Prince transforming intoWonder woman right before your eyes. That's what happens when you encounter phenomenal talent, Ibiyemi.

The California born, Nigeria raised singer songwriter's other super powermanifestations include, singing at the 2007 presidential inaugurationceremony and entertaining guests at various foreign missions in Nigeria.

Ibiyemi's inspiration is drawn from the likes of, Mary J Blige, LaurynHill,Tracy Chapman, and the legendary Stevie Wonder little wonder she packs apunch.Her music is a breath of fresh air in an industry where powerful femalevocalists seem to wane. Ibiyemi is currently working on her debut album'love always wins' while thrilling audiences with the radio singles 'canyoulove me' and 'Don't leave me'.'Can You Love Me?', her first single, has been featured on the soundtracktothe November Movies production 'Caught In the Middle' starring Richard MofeDamijo and Dakore Egbuson.

It has also been adopted as the Theme song ForAlphavision Media's Television soap opera production "168" and "Hope Bay"airing on local television stations nationwide.In the not too distant future, she won't be an enigma anymore but our ownsuperhero with the power to blow your minds with the spirit that is music.Just close your eyes and enjoy the eighth wonder, Ibiyemi.

Watch her video Can U Love Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEVvQDXDwjI

SAG Awards 2009 in Pix
Veteran actor James Earl Jones (left) was presented with a lifetime achievement award by Forest Whitaker (right).

Heath Ledger was named best supporting actor for his role in The Dark Knight. Gary Oldman (left) accepted the award on his behalf.

30 Rock star Tina Fey was named best TV comedy actress, the same award she won at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

Best actor nominee Mickey Rourke turns on the charm with best actress hopeful Angelina Jolie. Sadly, both left empty-handed.

Sean Penn joked about his award's "heavy package" as he accepted his best actor prize for biopic Milk.

The British success continued with House star Hugh Laurie being named best actor in a drama series for the second time.

Slumdog Millionaire stars (l-r): Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor celebrate winning the award for best overall cast.

Kate Winslet missed out on the best actress prize, though, which went to Meryl Streep for her work in religious drama Doubt.

Penelope Cruz (left) hugs Kate Winslet (right) as she is named best supporting actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Thanks to bbc

SAG Awards Red Carpet

Totally loving Penelope Cruz's dress

Photo of the day


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