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Saturday 1 May 2010

New date and venue for IT TAKES YOU book launch

So we have changed the venue and date for my book launch.
It was initially scheduled for Wednesday 5th May 2010 @Genesis Deluxe Cinema at the Palms but due...due to what sef? A lot of protest from  invited guests friends. They didn't like the venue and day - for a book launch.

"A book launch at a cinema hall Linda? Are you alright?"
"Of course I'm alright. It was the most ideal cheapest venue I could find"
"And on a Wednesday Linda? Are you for real?"
"Of course I'm for real, that was the cheapest day I could find" lol "I'm trying to raise money, not spend it!"

But after so much protest, I had to move it.
The new venue I found was almost three times more expensive than the cinema, so guess what I did?

I appproached a few of my clients, told them about the launch and proposed they brand the venue and pay me for it. Two of them agreed. Yay!!! Like I said, I'm trying to raise money, not spend it! :-)

So my book launch is being sponsored by Multisheen Cosmetics and Recare Cosmetics, makers of Natures Gentle Touch. So grateful and thankful.

New date and venue
Venue: Terra Culture, plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, off Ahamadu Bello Str., Victoria Island
Date: Friday 7th May 2010
Time: 5pm prompt

Important notice: Everyone is invited!!! There will be no security at the gate. Hmmm? Ok, there will be... but no one will be checking for IV's or anything like that. So please just come and get a copy of the book hang with us!

Also, entertainers who want to perform at this event should please call this number - 08033595004.

Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped in promoting this book on their blogs, websites, newspapers, magazines, etc. I'm very grateful.

BTW, the book signing is still happening @The Hub Media Store, The Palms, Lekki, on Saturday May 8th. I will be there from 12 noon.

God bless you all and happy new month.

Photo of the day


Omobaba Fineboy
It's not an easy something...:-)

Halle Berry and Baby daddy break up

Oh no, not this couple. Halle Berry and man of five years, the very hot Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, have called it quits.

A source told Radaronline.com:
"Gabriel just felt it wasn't working anymore. When they were first together the 9-year age difference between them didn't phase him, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever dated and he was totally in love. But as time went on, he started feeling it more and more. Also, Gabriel started noticing other women, and being attracted to other [women], and he felt it just wasn't right to stay with Halle in those circumstances. Gabriel is a really nice, decent guy and he would never cheat on her, but I suspect that he had become attracted to someone and that he felt he needed to break it off with Halle before anything developed any further."

Friday 30 April 2010

Spotted: Actress Dakore Egbuson

Funke Kuti arrested by EFCC

Funke, estranged wife of Afrobeat star, Femi Kuti, was on Thursday afternoon, arrested in Lagos, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N50 million fraud.

Commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Femi Baba-femi, confirmed the arrest.

Funke, daughter of Senator Brimoh Yusuf, was reportedly arrested at about 1 pm in Lagos and as of press time on Thursday being moved to Abuja for interrogation.

It was gathered that her arrest was a fallout of her alleged refusal to honour a letter from the anti-corruption commission, inviting her for interrogation over an alleged N50 million fraud committed in National Sports Lottery and Mobile Telecommunications Network.

Funke, who reportedly served as Group Head, Corporate Social Responsibility and Reputation Management of the outfit, was said to have earlier been invited to the commission’s office in Abuja to explain the circumstances surrounding the inability to provide the N50 million won by one Alhaji Tunde Ayinde Balogun, in a lottery programme handled by the outfit, but she spurned the invitation.

According to a highly-placed source in the commission, “One Alhaji Tunde Ayinde Balogun petitioned us that he won a N50 million lottery when the outfit did a promo. Investigation showed that he actually won and he was acknowledged as a winner. When it was time for him to collect his money, they {Funke’s outfit} started posting him. At a point they said he did not participate and refused to pay him. However the records of participation obtained from MTN revealed the man’s name as one of those who participated in the promo.

“So we wrote a letter to her, inviting her to Abuja for interview, trying to give her an opportunity to explain her own side of the story, but she refused to honour our invitation and that was what led to her arrest today.
Source: Nigerian Tribune

Dagrin laid to rest

Genevieve Nnaji more popular than Yar'Adua? - Written by Niyi Tabiti

'Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji is more popular than Nigeria's president, Mr.Umaru Yar'Dua'. This is the outcome of a shocking research jointly conducted last month by Astaroberts,EMMS New York and Gistmaster.com.

According to findings, more people are likely to search for Genevieve Nnaji's name online than that of Mr.Yar'Dua.
The research also show that more people are likely to engage in topic concerning Genevieve than Mr.Yar'Dua.

Findings also show that the Wikipaedia of Ms.Nnaji has more traffic than that of Mr.Yar'Dua.The same goes for another Nollywood actress, Ini Edo.

Research from hundreds of blogs and websites also show the same figure in favour of the nollywood stars.

Genevieve gathered more figures than the President of the country.This is another testimony that Nigeria film industry players are more popular than the political class.

Genevieve Nnaji more popular than Yar Adua?
What do you guys think?

Who is sexier - Keri Hilson or Rihanna?

Pls I want to know what you guys think. The argument has been going on around me...forever!

Question of the day: What's the difference between a blogger and a journalist?

I regularly get invitations to press conferences/media parley.
I never go.
I always say I'm not a journalist, I'm just a blogger.
When I said this recently, someone asked me - what's the difference?
So I ask, what's the difference between a journalist and a blogger?
I have my own opinion but I want to hear yours first
Please share your thoughts

The assasination of Nigerian journalists

Simon's car

 Alright, so what's going on and who are those behind this horrifying acts? Barely five days after the the murder of The Nation’s judicial correspondent, Edo Egbagwu, another journalist, the Edo State Correspondent of Vanguard Newspaper, Simon Ebegbulem was almost also killed on Monday night.

Simon narrowly escaped death by ramming his car into the gate of a building while trying to escape from a car he said was trailing him.The injured reporter said as soon as he left his office, along Arousa, at about 8.30 pm on Monday, he noticed a vehicle trailing him right from Sapele Road down to Adesuwa in GRA and then to Ugbor Road where he lives. Thankfully he escaped.

 The late reporter, Edo Egbagwu

Three journalists were killed last weekend. Muslim rioters killed two reporters working with a local Christian newspaper on Saturday, Deputy Editor Nathan S. Dabak, 36, and reporter Sunday Gyang Bwede, 39, of the Church of Christ in Nigeria-owned monthly The Light Bearer. Also on Saturday, court reporter Edo Sule Ugbagwu, from the The Nation was shot dead at his home by two gunmen.

You know, at least 5 journalists have been killed in the last two years in Nigeria. A member of This Day’s editorial board, Paul Abayomi Ogundeji was shot dead in August 2008 and political editor Bayo ohu was shot at his home in September 2009.

No one has yet been convicted of these crimes.
What is going on?

Who would you 'hit'?

Who would you 'hit'?
I kid, I kid...lol..

Now that I would 'hit'!!!
Gerard Butler looking sexier than ever...
Why is this guy still single?

Cure for sore throat


Solar for the Masses

The Solar for the Masses campaign is a 30-day drive through Nigeria to deliver solar lamps/phone chargers to rural communities in all 36 states of the country + the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). Its essence is to create practical awareness in rural areas for the potential of solar power in transforming their lives. The lamps are being sponsored by corporate Nigeria and kind individuals.

Recipients of the solar appliances - such as rural primary health care centers, micro-enterprises etc - are being chosen by local authorities in each state.

During the road trip, they will also want to identify hard-working, illiterate [or barely literate] rural women, and select a few of them for training as Solar Engineers [a model successfully deployed in India]. This will create jobs for an unlikely segment (women, poor people) and lift the rural population out of a needless cycle of poverty. Imagine rural women taking up "Green" jobs as solar engineers, solar troubleshooters, and solar panel installers. Imagine the fantastic impact the project will have in reviving Nigeria's economy at the grassroots.

Solar for the Masses kicks off form Abuja on May 26th, 2010.

Find out more about it at their website here...http://www.solarjooce.com/web/index.php

Dagrin's candle light at National Stadium

R.I.P Barack O'grin

Thursday 29 April 2010

Nigeria off US terrorist watch list

After four months on the US Terrorist watch list, we have finally been removed from the list...
Great stuff...

Toni Paynes takes on talented soulful singer Adol

The latest addition to the Toni Payne Concept Management is non other than soulful songbird ADOL. Adol, who is known to have one of the richest voices in the Nigerian Music Industry shot to the limelight with his song titled ORIN. 

Born Solomon Adewole on May 19 in Lagos, Nigeria, Adol’s undeniable talent earned him the nickname “Ajikoigbaorin”, which literally means “One who wakes and writes 200 songs”. He started singing early in life and people’s reaction to his voice left with him without a doubt that music was his true calling. In the year 2000, Adol joined a group called “Three Souls” where they released a single called “Awa Ara Wa” with a video that was directed by BabaD. In 2006, Adol started his solo career with his first single titled “Lonely”.

Since releasing Lonely, he has worked very hard to take his music to another level with songs like “Orin”, Kilo wa se ni party” and “Ife-Re” (in which he collaborated with fellow artist Fragrance). Adol has featured on other songs and is currently working on his debut album. He has been termed a rare diamond in the Nigerian music industry and his fan base continues to grow stronger as his music continues to spread far and wide and in his words Ishe Orin ni Ori Ran Mi which loosely translates to My destiny is to sing).

Adol is currently being managed under Toni Payne Concepts. For more information please email gotonipayne@gmail.com

Spotted: Actress/singer Elfreda Rowland...

Elfreda looks...???

Wednesday 28 April 2010

INEC Boss Maurice Iwu sacked

The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC) Professor Maurice Iwu whose tenure would have expired on 13th June, 2010, has been sacked by Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Hope a more credible person takes over...

A Heart to Mend - Now available in Nigeria

To order please call - 08023815724, 08098643221, 08059864322

Naija night life

What the heck are these people doing?
These are the kind of ghetto crazy pictures you see on urban websites like mediatakeout etc...
Didn't know we had it in us...LOL
BTW, is that a man on a man or a woman on a man?

Spotted: Uche Iwuji

Actress Uche Iwuji looks ----- in this picture...

BTW, spotted will be a regular feature on this blog from now on. Whenever we can't find any entertainment news to report, we will use this to keep ourselves occupied...:-)

Pictures from Dr Sid's album launch

Pictures thanks to Abiola Aloba

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