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Wednesday 10 November 2010

I've only been in three relationships" Paul Okoye

Paul Okoye with Drake

"I've been in only three relationships. The first one was for four years, the next one was for three years and the current one has been going on for six years" Paul Okoye on the Wendy Williams show when asked about his love life.

ThisDay Style features 30 It Girls Under 30

I recognise Eku Edewor, Mo'Cheddah, Tari Ekiyor, Freda Edewor-Francis, Funke Fowler...who are the other ladies?

NLC suspends warning strike

The Nigeria labour congress and Trade union congress have suspended the three day warning strike but resolved to meet again in December to evaluate the government's progress on meeting its demands for a higher minimum wage.

Two arraigned over pupil’s death in septic tank

Uchechukwu Nwazuo

Two persons were on Monday arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, over the death of a three-year-old pupil in a septic tank on a school premises.

The suspects, Mr. Nwosu Benjamin, 59, and Mrs. Anekwe Nwosu, 36, were accused of negligently and unlawfully causing the death of Master Uchechukwu Nwazuo.

Pictures from the set of Tunde Kelani's film, Ma'ami.

Ma'ami is Tunde Kelani's 18th feature film. The film features Funke Akindele (Ma'ami), Wole Ojo, Fatai Rolling Dollar, and many more stars. The story revolves around Kashimawo (Wole Ojo), a successful footballer who, in the period leading to the 2010 World Cup, reminisces about his childhood in Southern Nigerian town of Abeaokuta.

Pictures from the set when you continue...

The Kardashian prepaid debit MasterCard

They already have a chain of retail stores, fragrance, sunless tanning line as well as three reality shows, now they are plugging their very own MasterCard. The Kardashian prepaid debit MasterCard costs $99.95 for a year and $59.95 for six months.

I understand buying fragrance, clothes etc from them but a MasterCard? Will Americans pay to use their card?

Silverbird to build Africa's Tallest building - Silverbird Stratosphere in Lagos

Ben Murray-Bruce-led Silverbird Group wants to build the tallest building in Africa, a 64-story building called the Silverbird Stratosphere. It will consist of a shopping mall, a five star hotel and much more and it will be located in Banana Island, Lagos.

Forbes Lists Highest Earning Female Celebs of 2010

This is money made between June 1, 2009 to June 1, 2010.
1. Oprah Winfrey -56 - $315 million,
2. Beyonce Knowles - 29 - $87 million.
3. Britney Spears 28 - $64 million
4. Lady Gaga - 24 - $62 million
5. Madonna - 52 - $58 million.
6. Sandra Bullock - 45 - $56 million,
7. Ellen Degeneres - 52 - $55 million
8. Miley Cyrus - 18 - $48 million
9. Taylor Swift - 20 -$45 million.
10 - Judge Judy Sheindlin - $45 million.

Jonathan invests N30billion in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry

Investing in The Entertainment Industry 
During my series of notes in the run up to Nigeria's fiftieth independence anniversary, I expressed a desire to grow Nigeria's entertainment industry into a world class one where we would see Nollywood movies being played in theaters and grossing hundreds of millions of Naira as well as have recording artists like Tuface Idibia, Dbanj, Banky W, P-Square, Timi Dakolo, Weird MC and co selling millions of records and generating wealth for themselves, their record companies, marketers and tour promoters and by so doing expanding the non oil sector of the economy.

X-Fellaz dances to the top of the world on Olumo Rock


Top of the World Street Dance experience is here again! Malta Guinness Street Dance Season 3 champions, X-fellas have continued in their dance to the top of the world. This time they are higher than the eagles, not just in Nigeria, but in Ghana and also soars above all in Africa.

R.Kelly To Headline Star Megajam 2010

R.Kelly will headline this year's Star Mega Jam Concert. Nigerian Breweries PLC made the announcement today during a press briefing. Others billed to perform are: P-Square, Dbanj, Timaya, 9ice, Mohits Crew, MI, and KC Presh. The event will take place December 17th at the Polo Club grounds in Lagos on and Dec 18th in Abuja.

Who should be the next Super Eagles Captain?

 Vincent Enyeama, Osaze Odemwingie or...?

To The Families of The Victims of The 1992 C-130 Ejigbo Crash

I want to assure the widows and dependants of the victims of the C-130 crash that claimed a generation of mid level military officers at Ejigbo on the outskirts of Lagos on September 26, 1992 that this administration will do everything in its powers to pay the outstanding gratuity and benefits of their late husbands and fathers.

New video: Ikechukwu - Bad Guy

Jim Iyke's girlfriend Keturah throws him surprise birthday party in NY

Jim Iyke and Keturah
Last week Friday, the Cuban-Jamaican-American born actress/model girlfriend of star actor Jim Iyke, Keturah Hamilton, threw him a surprise party at the  rooftop lounge at Hotel Indigo in Manhattan. It was a gathering of Jim and Keturah's friends and who is who in African and Caribbean entertainment.

The two are said to be planning to walk down the aisle soon.
If he already has a woman, then what's with Jim's reality show - “Jewel for Jim.”?

Pastor Adeboye breaks silence about pastor Ituah Ighodalo

The GO of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, pastor Enoch Adeboye has said, in concrete terms that there was never a time he cursed pastor Ituah Ighodalo. He made it very clear that he does not curse people. He said he only disagreed with his spiritual son, pastor Ighodalo on the basis of his doctrine.

Oliseh Joins Siasia On Super Eagles Job

 Sunday Oliseh and New Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh is joining the coaching team of his former team mate Samson Siasia who was recently appointed the new coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Oliseh is coming on board as the head of the technical department of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He's stepping into the shoes of James Peters who was last week sacked by the NFF board as part of steps to reorganise the Glass House.

You think these guys will turn our football around?

Kanye West tweets...again!


Lagos Approves 75% Salary Increment For Doctors

 Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday, Tuesday 9, approved increased salaries and allowances for Medical/Dental workers in the state public service to the equivalent of 75per cent of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS).

Swedish ambassador and Nigerian actors on stage in internationally acclaimed play SEVEN

Seven, a groundbreaking documentary play, will make a Nigerian premiere in Abuja.
Seven portrays seven women’s rights activists from around the globe, including Nigerian advocate for women’s rights, Hafsat Abiola.

KSA and Ebenezer Obey's One Night Stand concert suspended

The once in a lifetime event was billed to take place last Sunday Nov 7th, but it has been postponed indefinitely.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control and after meeting with the two great musicians, we had to postpone the concert indefinitely. There will be a refund for those who have bought the ticket. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused our numerous fans." Azuka Jebose, CEO of Faaji Concepts, organizers of the show.

"Clarence (Peters) is my best gift to showbiz in Nigeria" - Sir Shina Peters

Sir Shina Peters and son Clarence Peters

"I am proud of my son and his company. His achievements give me every reason to state here and now that he is my best gift to showbiz in Nigeria and the best gift showbiz has given me. Just watch out, very soon you will hear of Shina Peters and his son, Clarence, doing something unique and great together very soon." Shina Peters said about his music director/label owner son with actress Clarion Chukwurah.

New video: 9ice - Energy

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Hottie of the day...Bryan Okwara

 Bryan Okwara - Ex-Mr Nigeria. 
 Fine boy...!
 Is he swollen or am I seeing things? *cough*

Weird MC is back with two amazing singles!

 The bestselling rapper, songwriter, performer and entrepreneur who has been working on her third studio album for years, premiered two singles ‘Jehovah (Da Paper Song)’ and ‘Don’t Stop (Se were)’ at 09:07AM on November 9.

Oprah Winfrey/Jackson Family Interview

Videos after the jump...

Opinion poll...

If you were to chose just one attribute in your man; will it be for the man to be a lousy hubby and a loving father to your children or a loving hubby and a lousy father to the children?

Let's know what you think...

Delta State's Governor, Uduaghan's Election Annulled

An Appeal Court in Benin has annulled the election of Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan following an appeal by guber candidate of the DPP in the 2007 election, Chief Great Ogboru.

The Appeal Court also Ordered INEC to conduct fresh elections within 90 days. Delta State Government to issue a statement on the development according to state Commissioner of  Information, Mr. Oma Djebah. - The Will Nigeria

New Video; Da Prince - feat D'Banj - Give It To Me

We will shut down Nigeria - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

“There is no going back on the strike. We are going to shut down everything, including the airspace. What can stop the strike is if President Goodluck Jonathan immediately sends the draft bill on the minimum wage agreement to the National Assembly to be passed into a law.” - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said, as it vowed to shut down the country with effect from 12 midnight on Tuesday.

Trade Union Congress and NLC want the minimum wage to go from - 7, 500 to  N18, 000 and have threatened to embark on a three-day warning strike starting from today.

What our president had to say about the minimum wage when you continue...

Monday 8 November 2010

Chidi Mokeme loses dad...

Actor Chidi Mokeme is bereaved. He lost his 72yr old father on saturday november 6, 2010. Find the unofficial press statement he sent out to friends and loved ones yesterday after the cut...

Actress Ufuoma Ejenobor alleges assault

“I was assaulted by policemen attached to the convoy of the Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker (Adeyemi Ikuforiji) on the 29th of October 2010. They hit my car and drove on without regarding their act. When I started recording it, they got angry, assaulted me and took my blackberry phone... which they still have till date.” - Nollywood actress Ufuoma Ejenobor wrote on facebook yesterday.

I've found the mother of the rape victim

First I contacted the guys at project alert who have promised to take up this case. Then I managed to find the mother of the 13-year-old girl who was raped and tortured by a co-tenant to the extent that the little girl's intestine gushed out from her vagina after the dastardly act.

Bukky Wright celebrates 15 years on stage

Heartlink Events and City People Magazine will be hosting the screen diva on Sunday 14th Nov, 2010 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel @ 4pm prompt.
RSVP - 08033465465

Eva Longoria's EMAs Dress...Loves it!

Local Shea Butter Mixed with Bio Oil?

Saw this lady with the most amazing skin complexion. Asked her what she uses on her skin to achieve such radiance, she said - our local shea butter mixed with bio-oil.
So I go to major stores in Lagos and can't find this butter. Someone suggested I go to any local market. I did and found the shea butter there. Bought it for N150. Also got the bio-oil, mixed it and I've been using it for about two weeks now. I want to stop, but I'm seriously looking for a reason to continue...

So decided to bring it here to ask all our skin experts. Local shea butter mixed with Bio-oil...
Should I continue or stop?

2010 MTV Europe Music Awards winners

The 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards took place last night Sunday November 7 in Madrid, Spain. And it was hosted by actress, Eva Longoria.
Winners after the cut...

Dead Whale in Lagos....(video)

"My stomach is still worrying me but I enjoyed the fish sha" Lol, you gotta love Naija...:-)

I Am...Tour DVD Snippet

Sunday 7 November 2010

Guess who?

There's a famous dude in this pic. Can you guess who it is?
Clue:  Same big head...:-)
Another pic when you continue...

New York nabs 10,000 pirated Nigerian-made films

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New York law enforcement authorities announced some days ago the seizure of more than 10,000 counterfeit DVDs of Nigerian movies after complaints from Nollywood about rampant piracy.

RoofTop MCs to give out 500, 000 copies of new album free to fans

After 10 years of thrilling music lovers, gospel hip hop duo, RoofTop MCs are set to give back to their fans and at the same time make history. They are planning to distribute 500,000 copies of their new album Back at One free to their fans and also allow free download of the album on some designated online spots.
I want one!

Beauty of the day - AiRis

Asmaa Idrisu popularly known as AiRis is a singer, songwriter with an Egyptian mum and a Nigerian dad. She grew up in Lagos but currently resides in the US. She's the lady who sang the hit song 'Without you'.
Her video when you continue...

3 year old boy found hanged inside home

*Warning: Graphic content.

The body of her three-year-old son, Akintunde Akinola, was found hanging on a piece of cloth at their house on Number 21, Lafenwa Street, in Ondo town, Ondo State on Tuesday this week.

Kingsley of KC Presh's wife, Ijeoma delivers baby girl

On Saturday Oct 23, 2010, Ijeoma Oduah, the wife of Kingsley Okonkwo of KC Presh was delivered of a baby girl at a London hospital. Their new bundle of joy has since been name Somanya Honeybell Okonkwo.
Congrats to KC and IJ

54year old Brtish woman who fell in love with Nigerian she met on web and didn't hesitate when he asked for £40k to fund oil scam.

Caroline and Sab (real name, Steve) in Nigeria before she realised the whole relationship had been a sham...
Read the full story here

New Music: ProVabs - Bless Me (Dey Go)

Amazing story. Vote for baby Eric

Baby Eric
The most amazing story. I got an email from a reader of this blog. Read it after the cut...

D'Banj and Glo part ways

D'Banj is no longer a Glo ambassador. The Telecoms Giant have terminated their contract with him.

BowWow Tweets about dying...

16 year old boy rapes nine-year-old girl in mission house

A 16-year-old boy (name withheld, pictured above) defiled a nine-year-old school girl, who was on her way home from school in company with her friends at Adekile area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Uti to host SMVA 2010

Delta State Governor Uduaghan and Uti at Government house last week

Reality TV star, actor, and model, and Big Brother All-Stars winner, Uti Nwachukwu, will hosts this year’s Soundcity Music Video Awards taaking place on Saturday, 20th November 2010 at the New Expo Hall, Eko Hotel, Lagos.

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