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Saturday 15 May 2010

Oby Edozieh ready with new movie

Nollywood actress, Oby Edozie's new movie 'Save Our Soul’ which was shot on location in London and India, will soon hit the market. Save Our Soul is an emotional drama based on the trauma that comes with cancer and its effect on the afflicted and their relatives.

The movie which features the likes of Segun Arinze, Kenneth Okonkwo, Chioma Chukwuka and Ebere Okaro, is not only entertaining, but highly educative and cost the actress over 10 Million Naira to produce.

The pretty actress disclosed that she aimed to change the face of the movie industry with the new movie.
So watch out for it!!!

Child survivor of Libyan crash flies home

The nine-year-old Dutch boy who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Libyan capital left for home on Saturday, three days after the disaster that killed his parents, brother and 100 others.

Ruben van Assouw was accompanied on the flight from Matiga military airfield in the Libyan capital by his uncle, aunt and the Libyan doctor who had been treating him.

The boy's aunt and uncle said on Friday that Ruben now knows that his mother, father and 11-year-old brother died in Wednesday's crash at Tripoli airport that killed a total of 103 people and whose cause remains unknown.

The Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 flight from Johannesburg in South Africa disintegrated on landing.

Introducing - Thomas Ikimi - The Nigerian Hollywood Movie Director

31 year old handsome movie director, Thomas Ikimi,  may not be known in Nollywood, but in Hollywood, the Nigerian movie director has made a name for himself as the first Nigerian to direct a Hollywood movie.

His movie, Legacy, featuring Idris Elba (featured above with Thomas) will be released in Nigeria later in the year.

Legacy will be showing next at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, followed by the American Black Film Festival in Miami.

Mini Bio
Thomas Ikimi was born in Westminster, London on April 10th 1979. He is of Nigerian descent. He attended primary school in Nigeria, prep and public school in England and university in America. He holds a literature and writing degree from Columbia University, New York.

Thomas' student film, 'Limbo' (2005), after a showing at the Cannes Film Market in 2005, was subsequently invited to the Taormina International Film Festival in Sicily, Italy as an Official Selection. It was one of only 12 films chosen worldwide, and had the added honour of opening the festival. This brought attention to Thomas due to the fact 'Limbo' only cost $9000 to produce mostly on his student credit card, and it was in a fest where the $153 million Batman Begins was premiering in Italy.

Thomas was a second year student when he wrote, directed and produced the film, balancing the 2 1/2 week shoot with his mid term exams. He was nominated for best director and best picture at the Eerie Horror Festival 2004, and he won the Honorable Mention Award at the Flint International Film Festival 2005. Thomas has been working as a screenwriter in London since 2005, writing and developing screenplays for producers.

He's just 31. And he's over 6feet tall. And he's so cute.
Is he single?
I'm not the one who wants to know o...it's my friend...
*cough cough* lol
Fine boy!
Ladies if you want to follow him on twitter - it's Tjrokoko...he's also on FB...*wink* *wink*

Man kills wife's lover at their home...

An outraged husband, Abdullahi Adekunle a bricklayer (Pictured above with his wife) has been arrested by the Nigerian police, for killing his wife's lover, Musibau Olopade, who he caught with her inside their bedroom in Abudu village, Ilogbo-Ota, Ogun State.

The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura, who told the press at Eleweran Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, said Adekunle faces charges of murder and would be prosecuted by the police authority for the death of Mr Olopade.

Mr Daura said on the fateful day, Mr Adekunle had gone to work, but returned home early to meet the deceased having sex with his wife on their matrimonial bed. A fight ensured between the two, and in the process, Mr Olopade was stabbed with a knife at the back and he died before getting to the hospital.

“When I returned home and noticed that the door to our room was locked from behind, I knocked severally, but there was no response. So I had to force the door open, and to my surprise I met the man having sex with my wife,” he said.
“It was at this stage that a fight ensured between me and the man, so I took a knife and stabbed him at the back when he was trying to bolt away. I never knew he would die of the attack.” The wife at the centre of the tragedy, Funmilayo Adekunle, said the deceased forced her into having sexual intercourse with him.

“He just entered our room when my husband was not around and forced me unto the bed before having sex with me,” she said.

Source: Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji - 234next.com

The Most Successful Movie Franchise of All Time?

The most successful movie franchise of all time is no longer James Bond, it's now the "Harry Potter" series, which recently edged out James Bond.

According to Box Office Mojo, the first six adaptations of J.K. Rowling's beloved books have earned a staggering $5.4 billion worldwide.

The 22 films considered part of the official Bond canon have earned an estimated $5 billion globally.

Still, Bond is certainly Hollywood's greatest franchise in terms of endurance and longevity. Since the first Bond adventure, "Dr. No" in 1962, it has thrived for 48 years, although the 23rd Bond picture is reportedly on hold for now.

Bond may need to stick around awhile to have any chance of overtaking Potter.

 "Star Wars" movies have earned $4.2 billion, coming third.**

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Dresses & Cocktails Event

Cocktails & Dresses is a fashion exhibition and sale event, offering dresses that have been specially sourced and a few that have been specially created. All the dresses are at extremely affordable prices, and they will also have some custom services. The event will be taking place next week Sunday, at Zamunda in V.I. from 11am to 6pm.
Be there!!!

Thursday 13 May 2010

Skuki's B.A.N.G.E.R album set to hit the streets...

 Skuki's album, B.A.N.G.E.R (Building Africa's New Generation thru Entertainment n Recreation) is set to hit the streets. Watch out for new hit tracks, Jegba, Handle me, and Rosy. Album release is on the 18th of May.

Quote of the day

"I am single and am loving it. I may get married in 5 years if I want, and I will marry a like mind. If you think I'm crazy, then I will marry a crazy guy. So please don't worry about who will marry me after showing my pawpawlipos to the world. The crazy guy is somewhere just chilling, so please save your comments" Cossy Orjiakor

Really, save your comments. :-)

When your past comes back to haunt you...

Kendra Wilkinson Sex Tape Photos

She made a sex tape in 2005.
Now she's married with a baby...

BET in Nigeria...

The Kardashian sisters launch a line of affordable, inspirational bling.

First, the beautiful sisters launched their own line of apparel, Kardashians by Bebe. Now, they're bringing the bling with a new line of accessories for Kitson. Inspired by Kim, Khloe and Kourtney's Armenian heritage, the colleciton is called Virgins, Saints & Angels and pays tribute to dad's side of the family.

"Chioma Chukwuka was demonic in camp" - Muma Gee

"Before Ultimate Search, I'd never been in contact with Chioma Akpotha. Maybe I'd only seen her in movies and I used to be her fan, a great fan because in movies she acts innocently. But trust me, she has lost a fan. I will never forget that girl till I die, till I enter my grave. With all she claimed to be, she's not my class, we are not from the same tribe, we don't share boyfriend, we don't drag anything. In the camp she was boasting she's married and I'm not married. Maybe she's the first to marry in life. She flung my things out of the tent (because of a misunderstanding with actor Emeka ike). I looked at her and cried almost ceaselessly. That pained me to the bone and I will never forget. Honestly, I've never suffered that kind of humiliation since I was born, not even when I was poor. Whatever pain I suffered that day will follow that girl. If Chioma would come and give me a billion dollars and I'm dying in poverty, I would rather die. She was really demonic in that camp".


Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha

If you are watching Gulder Ultimate Search - Celebrity Showdown...then you understand what this is all about...
Source: City People mag...
Chioma and Muma Gee have been evicted from the show by the way...

Ghetto love...lol

Not an easy something...lol

Introducing - HCODE

 Born Harold Mordi, HCODE who hails from Delta State is a spectacular music producer, artist and video director, who fresh out of the UK in 2007 stormed the Nigerian music scene with the formation of the music group H20 which was responsible for the hit single NAIRA. The hit single received awesome reviews world over, which catalyzed tour invitations from as far as Russia and the United States.

HCODE who majored in multimedia production in the UK is the CEO of Ear Waxx studios a production company he founded in 2007 as a result of his dissatisfaction with indigenous producers at the time.

His unique fusion of rap, hiphop, afrobeat, and R&B makes him a very much sort after music producer and artist. HCODE has to his Production credit jobs for the likes of saucekid (na me be fine boy), pype, vector tha viper, waje and collaborations with saucekid, Ghetto P, Vector, Shobsy and lots of other Nigerian artists.

After his return to Nigeria, he had brief dealings with Nigezie till date his creative production style makes his music world class, with hit singles like IWO NI ( a club banger featuring Vector the Viper) and come back home ft. Saucekid, you are better off not calling this a come back, 'cos he never left.

Nigeria's new Vice President designate...

Mohammed Namadi Sambo is the Vice President-designate of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He was appointed Vice President on 12th May 2010.

Pending confirmation by both houses of the National Assembly, he would assume office. An architect by training, Sambo is an alumnus of the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

Mrs Nigera USA 2010 Beauty Pageant

Mrs Nigeria 2009, Bernadette Chukwuezi

Your Best Face Forward Contest...by Kemi the make-up artist

Kemi the Makeup Artist

Your Best Face Forward is a fun contest put together by Kemi the make-up artist for fun and also sharing favorite beauty, hair and lifestyle tips amongst ladies.

Contest Guideline:

*Contestants have to be friends of the "Kemi The Makeup Artist"page.

*Contestants will post picture of their faces with their makeup done(freestyle-no specific theme) on the "Kemi The Makeup Artist page".Beneath your pictures,state the makeup used and also state some of your favorite makeup/hair/skin/lifestyle tips.

*Contestants will get their friends to join the page and also comment on their pictures.

*Pictures with the highest number of comments or likes get a prize.

*There will be up to 10 prizes so as to give a good number of contestants a chance to win.

*Contest open to friends in the UK, Europe,USA and Nigeria.

*Contest is open to only non-makeup artists so as to give the "nons" a good chance.

*One of the prizes is service-based(photo-shoot) and you have to be in the London to claim this prize.

*Contest starts May 3rd,2010 and closes June 3rd,2010.Winners will be announced June 10,2010.
It will be clear who the winners are as the comments will be visible to all.

So ladies,bring out your brushes and makeup and let's have fun.
Location: Europe,UK,USA and Nigeria.

Ladybrillenigeria.com Sponsors Nigeria Leadership Initiative Notes2Note Campaign

LadybrilleNigeria.com an online magazine website “Connecting Nigeria’s Fashion Industry Worldwide,” collaborates with current Nigerian Minister of Finance Olusegun Aganga’s Nigeria’s Leadership Initiative (NLI) non-profit organization to sponsor its Notes2Note Campaign.

Notes2Note is part of the NLI’s CLEVER initiative self-sustaining civics ethics program that tells the story of Nigeria’s rich history; using Naira notes to illustrate core values of the country’s founding fathers.

On a personal and professional note, I am excited about LadybrilleNigeria’s affiliation with Notes2Note Campaign,” said Uduak Oduok, Founder of LadybrilleNigeria and a USA based Nigerian-American Attorney whose legal and media career has included working with and motivating youths.

“As a nation and people, we have an obligation to provide a solid foundation for our youths and instill in them a sense of hope, pride and belief that they can excel in whatever their chosen career fields are,” adds Oduok. “I am humbled and hope the LadybrilleNigeria brand continues to be a part of the solution in helping inspire youths, within and outside Nigeria.”

The Notes2Note project launches with an afternoon video premiere on May 26th, 2010 at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas. The project will screen and distribute a twenty (20) minute multimedia documentary (with illustrations by MI, Sasha, BOUQUI, Omawumi, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal, Aisha Augie-Kuta, TY Bello, Chioma Omeruah (C-Flow) and RoofTop Mcs) to secondary (high) school students that includes video clips, graphics and animation illustrating the country’s history.

Photo of the day

No, I don't understand the picture either...
It looks like art to me tho...

Omawumi on the cover of B U magazine...


Make-up Artists Association of Nigeria set to restructure.

The make-up artist association spearheaded by Eni Balogun (pictured above) of LISE Makeovers and Henry Okonkwo of House of Gele, two years ago had outlined series of activities to the take the association PCMAN to another level.

A lot of processes are going on to ensure that the quality of make-up artists on the scene is of high standard and also eradicate the half baked make-up artists who have flooded the scene.

 They are coming up with PCMAN qualification pro exam coming in July. There will also be a PCMAN make-up show coming soon, while members of the association will be attending make-up shows in New York.

Source: Bola Akinboade - City People Mag

Eminem's 'Not Afraid' enters the Hot 100 @ No1.

Eminem's "Not Afraid," the first single from his upcoming album Recovery, enters the Hot 100 at #1. It's the first song to debut in the top spot since Britney Spears "3" did it in October.

It's only the second rap song ever to debut at #1, following "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (featuring 112) in 1997.

"Not Afraid" is Eminem's third #1 on the Hot 100, following "Lose Yourself," his Oscar-winning smash from 8 Mile, and "Crack A Bottle," his all-star collaboration with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.

 "Not Afraid" sold 379,000 copies in its first week. That's the biggest weekly sales tally so far this year.  Only three songs in digital history have sold more copies in their first week. All were 2009 releases: Flo Rida's "Right Round" (636,000), Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" (465,000) and the aforementioned "Crack A Bottle" (418,000).

Naked statues appearing around New York...

Something is afoot in the big apple. Curious statues have been appearing around New York, perching on top of buildings and apparently surveying the traffic pedestrians below. They are about 31 nude statues, made of iron and fiberglass.

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