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Saturday 11 June 2011

D'Banj having a secret affair with Florence Ita-Giwa? GOH!

D'Banj and Florence Ita-Giwa at her birthday last year
You read some stories and you cringe. I have a hard time believing this one. D'banj is loaded, he has Genny by his side, he just signed with Kanye West, what would he want with Florence Ita-Giwa? What does she have to offer him? Anyway, you read the story and make of it what you want.

Here's how societynowng.com is reporting it
A very guarded romance is on. And it revolves around two interesting personalities. Popular entertainer widely known as D'Banj, and celebrated politician, Florence Ita - Giwa. The duo are said to be engulfed in a very discreet but passionate affair at present; an affair that has been on for some time now.
Read the rest of the story at the source

Banke Meshida-Lawal appointed the official Make-up artist to Nigeria's first lady

TY Bello got the protography job, Banke Meshida Lawal got the Make up Job. Wish they had given me the PR job...lol

It's official. After working with the first family on the ThisDay Style shoot, Banke Meshida, the lovely lady behind BM Pro, has been appointed the official Make up artist to Nigeria's first lady, Patience Jonathan.

Big congrats!

Guess who?

She's a celebrated actress in Nigeria today. Who's she?

They are still at it!

 Clarion Chukwura and Onyeka Onwenu...still at war...

TV Gal, Juliet, denies dating 2Shotz

Jules and rumoured bf, 2shotz
"My relationship with 2shotz is platonic. I have known him for a long time and we are just friends, no strings attached." The Sound City presenter told reporters recently, months after being linked with the rapper

“Airtel treat us like slaves” – Nigerian Staffers

Staff protesting
Protests marred operations of telecommunications firm, Airtel, Abuja call centre as staffers known as call agents accused the Indian coy managing the call centre of treating them like slaves.

The agents whose protests disrupted the free flow of traffic around the vicinity said they were further irked when they were paid half salaries for May, despite working diligently to meet up with work average of answering over 160 customer care per shift of about 6 hours.

Beyonce's shoes...

Where do these people find these shoes? Can you even walk in those?

The search has begun to find the next Elite Supermodel 2011.

Elite model Management  PARIS is organizing a nationwide search in Nigeria. It is an essential form of scouting for Elite's 37 worldwide agencies. 

Over the years, Elite has developed an unrivaled ability to scout new talent through the Elite Model Look competition thus proving to be an instant and guaranteed boost to the winners’ modeling careers, surpassing any of their dreams.

Nike Oshinowo, Damilola Agbajor Cover Wow Magazine

 Really nice. BTW, Damilola is the current Miss Nigeria in case you don't know who she is...

Photos from Goldie's 'Don't Touch' Video shoot.

Some of the things you will see in her upcoming video for her new single 'Don't Touch'. Fierce!!!

Friday 10 June 2011

Adaeze Igwe - Yobo's new look

The footballer's wife looks great on low cut.

Speaking of footballers, you guys won't believe what is going on in Lagos right now. You know a lot of 'dem foreign football players are in town? Oh boy, some Lagos babes are not smilin' at all at all...lol. Sometimes I wish I was an anonymous blogger...the kind of things you people will be reading/seeing on this blog eh...but people know me, so I gotta be careful. There's a Kanu Testimonial pre-match party taking place tonight at Okocha's Club 10 and there's a gala night at Eko Hotel tomorrow evening (a table of ten is N500,000) and the scramble to be at this two venues by some babes? oh dear...as in, it has turned to world war 3...lol

All the visiting footballers are lodged at Eko Hotel...some babes have booked their rooms at the hotel since Wednesday...lol. God bless their hustle..so sad!

2011 Africa Fashion Week London

Africa Fashion Week London is now less than two months away. The premiere fashion week dedicated to African and African inspired fashion in Europe is geared to be the biggest African event this summer in London. The event is already eagerly anticipated in UK with over 50 designers and exhibitors from all over the world.

Eedris Abdulkareem and wife

For those who have never seen a photo of Eedris' wife, here she is with her husband at their home in Lagos.

Funke Akindele the poser...

If she wasn't an actress, she would make a fine model...

Photos of the day: Don Jazzy and D'Banj with Jay Z, Kanye West and L.A Reid

Don Jazzy, Jay Z, Kanye West
LA Reid, D'Banj and Kanye West
You know what they say, 'your talent will place you before kings.' G.O.O.D stuff!

Kate Middleton dazzles in pink

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge made a dazzling entrance at a charity gala dinner last night in a beautiful Jenny Packham gown. I love the dress...very princess-like. You like?

Quote of the day

 HID Awolowo and Sam Omatseye

"I wrote once that this woman whom Awo once described as the jewel of inestimable value has lost value to his cause. If he came back to life, he would have committed the extraordinary act of divorce after death. Even his newspaper, The Tribune, has so stumbled and fallen that it swims in Awo’s vomit." - Journalist, Sam Omatseye writes in Nation Newspaper

I hate it when people are rude to old people. How dare you write something like this about a woman who is over 95 years old? Sam, show some respect, please!

Read his full article here

Kanu Nwankwo's Testimonial Match Holds Tomorrow

Kanu Nwankwo will be marking the end of his international football career with a Testimonial Match scheduled for tomorrow Saturday 11th of June 2011, at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Footballers expected to honour him tomorrow as he says goodbye to international football are: Samuel Eto’o and Rigobert Song of Cameroon, Alex Song of Arsenal, Ghana’s Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari. Emmanuel Adebayor from Togo, Senegal’s El Hadj Diouf, Cote d’ Ivoire’s Didier Drogba, Yaya and Kolo Toure. Kanu’s Portsmouth team mate Aaron Mokoena, together with South African compatriot Siphiwe Tshabalala, are also expected to play.

New Movie Trailer: In The Cupboard

Produced and directed by Desmond Elliot, starring Uti Nwachukwu, Ini Edo, Lydia Forson, Morris Sesay, Rosaline Muerer amongst others:

Thursday 9 June 2011

Super Mom Reality TV Show

“The Supermom 2” Reality TV Show is to celebrate African mothers of all socio economic class for their unflinching love and uncompromising care for their children.

Nigerians are encouraged to write a short story on why their mum is the greatest. Send your stories to 33070. The top 20 stories would be selected, a special interview would be conducted for the entrants and the mothers while professional movie stars re-enact the stories in a very emotional drama..

Supermom Reality Show is highly sentimental, emotional, value adding, experiential and most importantly, it is original.

Entry closes 25th June, 2011. Broadcast starts 16th of July, 2011

Unemployed Nigerian Pilots Protest Influx Of Expatriate Pilots

Jobless licenced Nigerian pilots numbering about 30 yesterday stormed the premises of the Nigerian Association of Aircraft and Pilots, NAAPE, to protest the influx of expatriates in the country’s aviation industry. The protesters, who demonstrated at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, said that the invasion of expatriate pilots and engineers has rendered them jobless.

Dimeji Bankole seems to be having a lot of fun with EFCC Officials

He's in their custody but can't seem to stop smiling around them...lol. More pics when you continue...

Bhoke Egina responds to sex with Ernest in BBA House

"What's the big deal? People were just making a lot of noise about the whole issue as if we were having sex on the street. BBA Amplified house is for adults and whoever cannot 'suck it' up should not even be watching." Bhoke wrote on her Facebook page after being severely bashed by people for having sex with her BBA housemate, Ernest.

Introducing: Mr Ugly Zimbabwe 2011...

Some people will not kill someborri. So apparently there's a pageant in Zimbabwe called Mr. Ugly. And every year, contestants come out in their hundreds to win the title. This year's pageant which took place sometime last month May and was won by Austin Mbewe, 30, pictured above with his runners-up. After winning the title, Austin told a Zimbabwean Newspaper, "I have been a subject of ridicule from society since childhood and the world has seen that there is a beautiful side to my ugliness."

The organizer of the pageant is a Zimbabwean man called Lovemore Chonzi with endorsed from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. WTH? lol. There has to be something wrong with these people!

But think about it, if they had a pageant like this in Naija, Obasanjo or Taribo West, who do you think will win? Just kidding...lol. No one is ugly, just unattractive...

Continue to see past winners of this pageant...

Kanye West signs D'Banj and Don Jazzy to his G.O.O.D Music Label

It seems Kanye West has finally signed D'Banj and Don Jazzy to his G.O.O.D (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music label.

Don Jazzy tweeted this morning. "Thanks for ur love and prayers always. Now we can hear IDJA (Its Don Jazzy again) from the world's finest Stars. Thanks again, it's Naija"

Dbanj also tweeted this morning. "Just like yesterday myself and my brother did Tongolo. 7yrs later Mo'
Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. God thank u"

Wikipedia has already added D'Banj's name on the list of G.O.O.D music signed artistes which includes Kid Cudi, Common and John Legend.

Incredible news...big congrats to them!

Forbes: The Five Richest Pastors In Nigeria

1. Bishop David Oyedepo
Affiliation: Living Faith World Outreach Ministry, aka Winners Chapel
Estimated net worth: $150 million

2. Chris Oyakhilome
Church: Believers’ Loveworld Ministries, a.k.a Christ Embassy
Estimated net worth: $30 million – $50 million

3. T.B Joshua
Church: Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)
Estimated net worth: $10 million – $15 million

4. Matthew Ashimolowo
Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)
Estimated net worth: $6 million – $10 million

5. Chris Okotie
Church: Household of God Church
Net worth: $3 million -$10 million

Check out full story on Forbes

John Terry's wife 'excites' him in public

Check out the pic on the left...hahaha! This is such a joy to look at, mostly because they are married, have two kids and have been together for thirteen years. They obviously still have the hots for each other.

The Chelsea and England National Football team captain John Terry, 30, and his wife Toni, 29, are currently holidaying in Abu Dhabi with their twins.

Beauty of the day: Miss Nigeria Canada - Angel Oby Benson

Angel Oby Benson is a 21year old Nigerian/Canadian model, an undergraduate with York University where she's studying International Development and 2011 Miss Nigerian Entertainment Canada.

New Video Trailer: Leila Djansi's Ties That Bind Starring Kimberly Elise and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Three women from different backgrounds are bound together by a common tragedy; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small West African village, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a haunted, dilapidated clinic for the villagers.

So You Think You Can Write? Toni Kan, Jeremy Weate and Muhtar Bakare Teach at The Future-Writers Workshop.

The Future Project presents an incredible opportunity to learn from the very best with the resumption of it’s The Future-Writers Workshop. The workshop unarguably has the widest range in terms of curriculum content, active participation and a visible improvement in participant’s writing abilities.

The Writers Workshop’s faculty boasts of the very best at the art. Ikechukwu Amaechi, Editor at Daily Independent Newspaper, Tunde Aladese TV Scriptwriter, Samson Adeoye (Ace Copywriter), Muhtar Bakare (Publisher, Farafina) and Jeremy Weate (Publisher, Cassava Republic) are just a few members of the faculty that also includes Professor Akachi Ezeigbo-Adimora and Dr. Reuben Abati.

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Rohan Marley denies denying Lauryn Hill's baby

Yesterday Rohan Marley denied he was the one responsible for Lauryn Hill's 6th pregnancy...some of you read the tweets, which he has since deleted. Today he's singing a different tune. He implied his words had been twisted... 

Nollywood director Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi's wife delivers triplets

Ifeanyi's wife, Uju, gave birth to triplets (a girl and two boys) last week Tuesday at a hospital in Festac. The happy new dad told friends mother and new babies are doing great. Wow, big congrats to him!

Dear LIB Readers: How Do I Move Forward?

I am really confused, i don't know what to do right now..I have known my husband for 10 years now,so we finally got married last year September,everything was going on fine with us.A month to the wedding i got pregnant for him but unfortunately i had a still birth at 7month.While i was grieving the death of my baby i found out that my husband's mistress just had a baby for him and this particular girl was my friend, she was even there at our wedding.

Papi Luwe's first son, Sunkanmi Omobolanle set to wed

Sunkanmi and Bimbo
The handsome first son of actor/comedian Sunday Omobolanle popularly known as Papi Luwe (If you don't know who Papi Luwe is, then you are on your own...:-)) is set to wed his girlfriend of over 10 years, Abimbola Bakare. Sunkanmi, who is also an actor himself, (he featured in Saheed Balogun's Eti Keta.) will wed Bimbo on Saturday June 18 in Lagos.

New British Nigerian Sitcom 'Meet the Adebanjos' Airing Online June 26th

You have had African American and Nollywood for years but now you have a new genre of sitcom – Afro British and its set to take over the air waves. It's an exciting and vibrant new Broadcast quality Sitcom called Meet the Adebanjos (www.meettheadebanjos.com) which is airing online on Sunday 26th June.

10yr Old Girl Wins N1m On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Her name is Anita Patrick and she's a primary six pupil of King David Nursery and Primary School, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos. She won N1m in this season’s version of the children’s special of TV quiz show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? which took place on Children’s Day May 27. Her parents have said the money will be used for her education.

Rita Dominic tries new look

Like it? I loves it! Fierce!!!

Stephanie Okereke Gets N20m Endorsement Deal

According to Stella Dimoko Korkus, a Japanese hair company called Kaneka Corporation is about to sign actress Stephanie Okereke as brand ambassador for a fee of N20m for a 1yr contract. The actress recently met with the Japanese people to round off the deal.

Pastor Adeboye Feeds 50, 000 Worshippers, Splashes N150m on UI, UNN and Unilag

The pastor Adeboye led The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has once again proved its commitment to the welfare of humanity as they fed 50, 000 people with free food worth over N20m on Sunday June 5, 2011, at Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos. Each take away pack of jollof rice and beef coast N400 and 50, 000 packs were made available at the Fiesta. RCCG gave out the food via a program called A Can Can Make A Difference, which is a social welfare organ of the RCCG.

Also, although Pastor Adeboys's first love is the gospel, academics is also very important to him. And out of desire to empower the education sector, and as a means of giving back, he splashed N150m on three universities; Unilag, UNN, and UI to sponsor professorial chair in applied mathematics in those universities.

Source: Encomium Magazine.

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Rohan Marley Not Claiming Lauryn Hill's Baby

Days after Lauryn Hill announced her sixth pregnancy, the editor of Clutch Magazine had a conversation with the father of Lauryn's other five children, Rohan Marley, and Rohan said he is not the father of Lauryn's new baby and that he's no longer married to his ex wife nor is he married to Lauryn...

Rohan's reply when you continue...

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