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Thursday 1 April 2010

Actress Rita Dominic writes autobiography

Talented actress, Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic, who is currently one of the Glo ambassadors and the new face of Nokia N97 series phone is working on her autobiography. Intended to be a fun book to read and a way to motivate young people. It is being written in conjunction with writer, Joy Bewaji.

In addition, she's planning to formerly launch her production outfit which she named after actress Joke Silva and Hollywood actress, Audrey Hepburn. Her outfit is called Audrey Silva Company.
Source: City People Mag

NBC bans 'Ekaette' song

The controversial and hilarious hit song (and the video), Ekaette, sung by Nigerian returnee Maye Hunta, has been banned by the National Broadcasting commission (NBC) with effect from today, according to information contained in a memo obtained by NEXT.

The document, which was signed by the commission's zonal director, Ojone Otonoku, said the song and its video were banned because "of its graphic description of sexual scenes and expression not presented with fact and discretion. Stations are therefore requested to immediately stop further broadcast of this musical and air only a broadcast version.
Source: 234NEXT.com


Rapper Modenine's album launch pictures

Usher's album on top

Usher's new album Raymond v Raymond is set to take the top spot on the hits sales chart with an estimated 330-350K in sales! Usher scored a combined weekly audience of 44.6 million at Urban radio for all three of his latest singles, "There Goes My Baby," "Lil' Freak" and "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" and had over 1.5 million downloads and ringtones before the album was even released yesterday.

Actor Saidi Balogun loses Toyota Camry to robbers

Versatile actor, Saidi Balogun,  was robbed at gun point at the Bolade area of Oshodi Lagos around 9:50pm on Tuesday March 23rd 2010. His latest car, a Toyota Camry with registration RJ 548 AAA, valued at N4m was snatched in the process. Other items stolen include a laptop, a digital camera, new shure audio mixer, a nokia E91, two blackberry phones, a brown brief case containing important documents, unshot movie scripts, ATM cards, clothes, shoes, a cheque book and some cash.

He was attacked when he went to drop some friends at the Bolade area of Oshodi. It was at the spot of dropping them that three hefty armed robbers brought out their guns and drove the occupants of the car, taking Saidi along with them, who was later thrown out of the car along Apapa/Oshodi Expressway.

Source: Tade Asifat - Encomium mag.

Kanu Nwankwo Unveils Movie Poster

Lion Heart: the Kanu Story is a biographical documentary feature chronicling the tribulation and triumph of one of Africa’s greatest footballers, Kanu Nwankwo.
Coming in 2010.
Watch out for that!

Most ironic signs of all time

Yale student commits suicide by jumping from empire state building

A Yale University junior left a suicide note in his dorm room before heading to New York, where he plunged to his death by jumping from the Empire State Building.

Cameron Dabaghi, 21, from Austin, Texas, jumped from the 86th floor observation deck on Tuesday March 30th, during evening rush hour. His note said he was sorry and he would be jumping from either the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River in upper Manhattan, or the Empire State building.

There were seven other people on the observation deck at the same time, and one person tried to talk to the jumper as he climbed over the barrier, but was unsuccessful.

Dabaghi was dead when rescue workers arrived at the 102-story skyscraper shortly before 6:30 p.m. He was a student in Berkeley College, majoring in East Asian studies.

The Empire State Building is the third-tallest building in the United States. More than 30 people have committed suicide at the building since it opened in 1931. The most recent one occurred in January 2009, when a 54-year-old woman died after jumping from the 39th floor and landing on the 25th floor.

Source: Huffingtonpost

V Monologues v. Tarzan Monologues pictures

The Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND)  put on a benefit performance of the critically acclaimed “V-monologues: the Nigerian story” throughout the month of March. The play was aimed at raising awareness about various aspects of violence women and girls face in Nigeria. This year’s version however, had a new twist to it with the addition of monologues written and performed by men. 

Directed by Wole Oguntokun, this year’s cast included both old and new champions from previous performances of the V-monologues. They include Kate Henshaw Nuttal, Ego Ogbaro, Carol Adoghe-King, Ireti Doyle, Kemi lala Akindoju, Ayo Adunni Orobiyi, Bimbo Emmanuel, Kenneth Uphopho Kunle Adeyoola (of Rooftop MCs), Paul Alumona and Sola Roberts Iwaotan.

The shows were on at Terra Kulture, every Sunday in March (7th, 14th , 21st and 28th ) at 3pm and 6pm.


Pics thanks to Carol King.

BTW, the previous post was April's fool joke...in case you didn't read the comment section :-)

I will be MIA till May 29

I will just go straight to the point...cos there's no easy way to say this.
I will be off blogging for a while. From today till May 29.
That's like..almost two months
I feel so bad but I have no choice
I don't know how some of you will survive without me
Oh well...there are other blogs to entertain you till I get back
Catch you guys then

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Goodluck Jonathan withdraws all charges against Nuhu Ribadu

Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu, is now free to return home as acting president, Goodluck Jonathan, withdraws charges against him on asset declaration. The federal government through the office of the Attorney-General of the federation has applied to Code of Conduct Tribunal for withdrawal of the case of non-declaration of assets instituted against the former EFCC chairman.

Source: Punch Newspaper

Jesse Jagz Abuja Listening Party Pix

On Saturday 27, March, Abuja turned out to sample tracks from Chocolate City producer, Jesse Jagz’  debut album, ‘Jag of all Trades’.

Showing support, were his label mates, MI and Ice Prince, along with funny men, AY and Julius Agwu.

The event, which held at Aqua Lounge, (Sheraton Hotel and Towers) and was hosted by the eccentric Denrele, included performances by God-1, Silver Saddih, Sage Has.son, Whiz Kid, Yoye, Addiction; and of course, the Choc Boiz.
Also spotted were H-Man, Omawumi, eL Dee the Don, and Godons.

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