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Saturday 7 November 2009

More Face-off '09 pictures

Pix thanks to Michael Tunde

33 Nude Dancers Arrested After Raid By Task Force

Story/Pix by Simon Ateba, Kazeem Ugbodaga & Paul Sanusi of PM News

Following the expose of the nefarious activities at Lagos nude clubs, where young ladies dance stark naked and practice live sex on stage to entertain their patrons, the state government has wielded the big stick by shutting them down.

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Monitoring Unit which raided the four strip clubs on the Opebi-Allen axis of Ikeja also arrested 33 naked dancers and two of the clubs’ managers.

The four nude clubs are Club Unique, Wallstreet, Cazzbah and Magic City formerly known as Ocean Blue.

Club Unique is on Ogundana Street off Allen Avenue while Wallstreet is located at 70B Allen Avenue. Magic City, formerly called Ocean Blue, is located adjacent to Sweet Sensation Bus Stop and Cazzbah is adjacent to Opebi Bus Stop.

•Some of the strip dancers arrested during the raid.

P.M.News gathered that before the raids on the clubs were carried out, some task force officials had visited the clubs disguised as patrons. They monitored the clubs’activities for a night before raiding them in the wee hours of the following day.

Chairman, Lagos State Environmental Taskforce, Mr. Bayo Sulaiman, told P.M.News that the state government shut the clubs as a result of public outcry over their existence.

Sulaiman added that most of the clubs had become hideouts for criminals and undesirable elements.
He stressed that the strip clubs were not registered and were not regulated.

Immediately the report over the activities of the nude clubs was published, the Archbishop of Lagos State, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, lamented that evil has completely taken over Lagos and called on Governor Babatunde Fashola to act immediately to arrest the trend by shutting them down.

“Evil has taken over in Lagos State. The way things are going, when girls of between the ages of 15 and 25 dance nude and throw caution to the wind with boys and men watching them, then they are sending a wrong signal to the society. It portends danger. We are sitting on a loaded gun,” said Okogie, in a statement signed by the Director of Social Communications, Lagos State, Reverend Gabriel Osu.

Okogie called on Fashola to act now because the strip clubs are on the increase, while those shut earlier had re-opened with impunity and with a change of name.

“I hope this is not making mockery of Lagos as mega-city, Centre of Excellence and City of Aquatic Splendour,” he said.
While some Lagosians called on the state government not to shut the strip clubs but simply regulate them as adult fun exists in all mega cities, most people kicked against their existence and simply called on Governor Fashola to close them down.

P.M.News learnt that the arrest of strip dancers was dramatic as they did not expect the taskforce visit them in the night.

A 24-year Ghanaian lady,Traore Anida, who was among the strippers arrested during the busting of the club, said she started the job a month ago because she was desperately in need of fund to go back to her country.
She said that she was brought to Nigeria by a woman whom she said is based in the Republic of Benin.
“I need money to go back to my country and there is no other work I can do to get the money fast. That is why I joined the job,” Anida stated.

Emma Ofor, manager of Club Unique who was arrested along with the 33 strippers, said that he joined the club in January this year, adding that poverty made him to accept the offer. Offor said that he could not reject the offer as he was in desperate need of a job.

“That is the circumstance I found myself and it is because of my situation. I was desperately in need of job when the offer came and I just had to accept it.”
Goddy Benjamin, manager of Wall Street Club who was also arrested along with the strippers denied that ladies go naked in the clubs to entertain patrons.

However, P.M.News was there several times, when young girls danced stark naked to entertain guests at Wallstreet.
Benjamin stated that the activities at the club are regulated and the club obtained licence from local government for its operation.

“Ladies in my club do not go naked. They do not dance naked. They always cover their body, they are just like other models and nobody harasses them. My ladies do not dance naked,” Benjamin claimed. However, P.M.News can confirm that the statement is inaccurate.

The Task Force Chairman has called on the general public to supply the outfit with more information on where strip clubs operate.

“We want more information from members of the public of the location of more of such club houses,

What do you guys think of this?

Toni Braxton separates from husband

The pic above of singer Toni Braxton kissing fellow singerTrey Songz was taken at the Soul Train Awards on Tuesday night after the two performed.

Three days later Toni announced her separation from her husband Keri Lewis, formerly of Mint Condition, after 8 years of marriage and two sons together.
Source: Mediatakeout.

When a man is fed up...lol

Hope this puts a smile on your face...:-)
Happy Saturday...

Friday 6 November 2009


One of the guys I work with came to work today looking very sad. Someone said some nasty things to him and he just didn't know how to get over it. 'I'm not like that, why would he say such things?' he kept lamenting. He almost came close to tears. They were very hateful words. Very hurtful. All I could do was talk to him. I told him the same words I tell myself whenever I get hateful words...which is not often - Thank God!

How many of us get extremely depressed after hearing comments from people who 'intensely and passionately' dislike us? We call them 'Haters' and they can be quite annoying and their comments and insults can be quite upsetting.

But before I continue, there's something I need to say here. It's unrealistic to say that we are only ever 'hated on'. Some of us are haters ourselves. And it's only natural really. There are some people and things we just can't stand - which is fine, as long as we don't hate in a way that's destructive or damaging to the soul.

Having said that, there's something we all need to understand about 'hating'. Just because one person or some people tell us something, doesn't mean it's true. Even if it's true, we should try to be optimistic about it. No one is perfect. We are all bound to make mistakes - do things we are not proud of. As long as we learn, forgive ourselves and try to make things right, little else matters.

And we also have to understand that just because one person is against us doesn't mean the whole world is. There are usually more people 'for us' than 'against us'. It's just unfortunate that some of us focus on the negative, instead of the positive. You know, when we get lots and lots of compliments from many people and then one person says something extremely negative- we tend to focus on that . It's only natural. Just don't dwell on it. If it must bother you, let it bother you for a little while - then move on. You have to understand that sometimes people don't know what the hell they are talking about. They say these words to us sometimes out of jealousy, spite and because they just love to 'hate'.

But you know the best way to deal with these 'haters'? Don't deal with them at all. Instead of getting mad at 'haters' for hating, keep doing what you do. Nothing pleases a 'hater' more than to see you fail, so the best revenge would be to continue to succeed, so push forward. 

Whatever you do, never confront, struggle or argue with haters. When you confront them, they steal your emotions, they steal your goodness, they consume you. Don't let them. Let them say what they want but don't let their words bring you down. Don't ever ever give anyone that kind of power over you.
Let them keep hating, while you stay positive, think good thoughts and focus on achieving your goals.

We all have to also realise that it's easier to deal with haters when we love ourselves - unconditionally. In loving yourself sincerely, you will find joy in knowing that no matter how badly some people may talk about you, you know who you really are - and those who know the real you, know. After that, nothing else matters.

'Haters' may exist, but don't let them into 'your world'. Instead focus on good friends, genuine love and peace of mind.
Please remember, HATRED is like a gift; someone could offer it to you, but it doesn't mean you have to receive it. They can keep the gift all to themselves. :-) 
By the way, I took down Dbanj and Wande Coal's picture. The picture is all over facebook, but then after reading a particular comment and taking another look at the pic, it occured to me that the pic might have been initially put up by people or someone 'hating' on them. Putting up the pic on my blog was spreading the 'hate'. That was not my intention and my apologies to everyone it upset.

God bless and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Thursday 5 November 2009

Modela Couture at Style Night 5

Designer, Modela, flanked by models...
What do you think of his designs?

50's Power Fragrance

Rapper, Fifty Cent, recently launched his own fragrance called 'Power' ...and this is his fragrance campaign ad!
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