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Monday 31 December 2012

Dear You, Be Ready!

Dear You, Yes, You! I'm talking to You, so please read because this is very important.
As 2012 comes to an end I want to encourage you. I want you to increase your faith and believe in the impossible this coming year.

We are all dealing with things and going through a lot in our individual lives and sometimes we want to hear that everything will be alright.

I'm here to tell you that everything will be alright. For those of you who are sick and tired of it all...don't be weary, don't give up on yourself, don't give up on God. You can't give up because it's not over for you. Your life is about to take a different turn. In this coming year, something great will happen in your life. God is going to make sure of that. You better be ready!

It's not by your own power, but by the power of the Man upstairs who has heard your cries and is now ready for you. It's now your turn! I ask again, are you ready? You're so close to your breakthrough...you don't even understand. The bible says in due season, you shall reap. Your due season is here. Something great is about to happen in your life! 2013 is your year. In this coming year, there will be a manifestation of God in your life. The beginning of the best years of your life. Are you ready?

You better be, because God is about to leave you breathless. Your miracles are about to happen. You better find someone to lean on because you won't be able to stand on your feet when it hits you. It will be great. It will be big. It will be awesome...and it will be unbelievable!

All your wishes, dreams, desires and prayers are about to come true.

It's all coming in 2013.
Be ready!

Actress Toyin Aimakhu is engaged!

After less than a year of dating, Yoruba actress Toyin Aimakhu and her man, Tinsel actor Adeniyi Johnson are engaged. Niyi proposed to  Toyin today December 31st. The couple met on a movie location early this year and have been inseparable since then. Big congrats to them.

Davido and manager Asa Asika part ways

After almost two years of working together, Davido, 20, and his manager Asa Asika, 22, (center) have parted ways. They reportedly ended their working relationship a few days back but none of them have said anything about it yet, though they've both changed their Twitter bios.

I'm trying to find out what really happened between these two as there are a few versions of what led to their break up. One version claims that Asa was dropped because Davido has become too big an artist for him (Asa) to handle. Another version claims Davido assaulted Asa over money.

I don't know the real story but I plan to ask Davido when I see him at Funmi Iyanda's show tomorrow. Stay tuned! Hehe...!

Meet Gina Rio, the 23yr old who lives at the Savoy, drinks Cristal, owns £20k handbags

Most twenty-somethings have long been dropped from their parents' pocket money payroll. 

But one - who some are calling the most spoiled woman in Britain - still receives a massive £10,000 payout each month from her mother - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Gina Rio, 23, who lives in a suite at the five star Savoy hotel despite owning a house in London's King's Cross, is handed the money by her mother, Theresa, who took over the monthly payments after Gina fell out with her father, a successful businessman, in 2003 and he stopped the £20,000 allowance he used to provide. 

The annual Change-A-Life TV special will hold tomorrow by 9am

Tune in to NTA by 9am tomorrow January 1st to watch Funmi Iyanda, Governor Fashola, Davido, Bez, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Chibundu Onuzo and myself at the annual Change-A-Life TV special. Don't miss it!

First pics of Kim K since pregnancy announcement

Pics taken as she and her baby daddy left an airport in Atlantic City where the pregnancy announcement was made. She has also confirmed the pregnancy with a message to her fans on her blog. See it after the cut...

See Monalisa Chinda dance on stage at her Christmas Dance event

Lagos experienced unlimited fun and ecstasy like never before on Monday 24th December 2012, as the maiden edition of Nigeria’s most classical event, Monalisa Chinda’s “Project Help: Dance for Life'  took centre stage at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island.

Nigeria's first newspaper, Iwe-Irohin, resuscitated after 140 years

Nigeria's first Newspaper, Iwe Irohin, has been resuscitated after 140 years of its demise. The newspaper was founded in 1859 by a missionary named Henry Townsend in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Iwe Irohin was published bi-weekly in Yoruba and English language and ran for about 8 years before its demise in 1867. It's been brought back by the Nigerian Union of Journalists, who launched it's first edition just last week.

Lagos state government donates N4.5m to ailing actress,Ngozi Nwosu

Ngozi Nwosu receiving the cheque today
Lagos State government today gave actress Ngozi Nwosu N4.5million to help with the treatment she needs urgently. The actress has been battling with a kidney and heart-related ailment for a while now and needed N6million for treatment abroad. She raised N2million from well meaning Nigerians a few weeks back and needed N4million extra.

Ngozi can now have the treatment she needs thanks to Governor Babatunde Fashola. God bless everyone else who donated.

Obafemi Martins splashes millions on motherless babies at Island hospital

Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins spent Christmas with visits to hospitals and orphanages in Lagos. The 28 year old footballer, on behalf of his foundation gave gifts to three hospitals and orphanages. Obagoal spent about N10million on hospital bills for new born babies at Island Maternity hospital. See photos after the cut...

Photos: Joseph Yobo visits motherless babies home

Nigerian captain Joseph Yobo visited the children at Hearts of Gold Children's hospice in Surulere to make donations and spend some time with the children.

Joseph gave food stuff, a generating set, and a lot of other stuff as part of giving back to the society through his charity organization. Joseph said:
I was touched with the condition of the kids. It is sad to know that some of them will still die. I am happy to have put a smile on their faces and give them hope to survive. I could have been like any of them but for God's mery
Yobo also visited House of Mercy in Ebute Meta, Yaba, which houses mainly almajiris and Fair Life Africa Foundation, Lekki. See photos after the cut...

New Video: Burna Boy - Tonight

The video has cameos from Saeon, Vector, General Pype, Dammy Krane, Wizkid and a few others. Enjoy...

Emeka and Jumai Ossai dedicate their twins

Actor Emeka Ossai and his wife Jumai welcomed twins, a boy and a girl in September 2012 after five years of marriage. Yesterday Sunday December 30th, they held their children's dedication and baptism at St Dominics Catholic Church, Yaba. Great way to end the year!

Cossy Orjiakor on the set of her music video shoot

The actress/singer is shooting her music video for her new single titled Mingle at Tropicana, Elegushi beach. More pictures coming your way...whether you like it or not! Lol!

Kim K and Kanye West expecting their first child

Kanye made this surprise announcement last night while performing at Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kanye said:
"Stop the music and make noise for my baby mama," referring to Kim, who was in the audience.
Shortly after Kanye shared the news, Kim's sisters, Khloe and Kourtney expressed their happiness via Twitter.
Kim is reportedly 12 weeks pregnant. So happy for her. Congrats to them! See the video of Kanye's announcement after the cut...

Rising Star: Dayo Okeniyi

Raised in Lagos Nigeria, Dayo Okeniyi, 24, began acting in the theatre at his elementary school. In 2003 Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States. His father, now retired DCG customs officer Ezekiel Okeniyi and mother Elizabeth Okeniyi now a retired British literature teacher were adamant that their children receive an education in the United States.

Okeniyi received a Bachelor's degree from Anderson University in visual communications design in 2009. After College he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue Acting his true passion. In 2012 Dayo Okeniyi landed the highly coveted role of "Thresh" the gladiatorial tribute from District 11 chosen along side his female counterpart "Rue" to fight to the death in the colossally successful motion picture franchise "The Hunger Games." Since then Okeniyi has been cast in upcoming films "The Spectacular Now" and the Ben Affleck / Justin Timberlake Starer "Runner Runner" both films are due out in 2013

New Music: G-Lory - Na My Life

Listen to the song HERE and tell us what you think...

Jessica Simpson tweets bare baby bump

Jessica Simpson is heavy again barely eight months after giving birth to her first child, Maxwell. The proud mum to be shared this photo on her Twitter page yesterday Sunday December 30th with the caption - 'bumpin and proud'.

Niger State governor puts up billboard for daughter's wedding

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State put up a billboard in the state to celebrate his daughter's wedding. A round of applause for him! :-)

See what Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson did for his mum this Christmas

How sweet!

Sunday 30 December 2012

P-Square and crew fly to Abidjan in style

They are performing at a concert tonight with Chris Brown...

Chidinma Wins Kora Award Best Female Act, (West Africa)

The Kedike crooner just won the Best Female West African act at the Kora Awards going on tonight in Abidjan. Massive congrats to her!

Video: Rihanna follows Chris Brown to Abidjan for his concert

This love na wa o! Rihanna dropped everything to follow her one true love, Chris Brown, to Abidjan for his concert tonight. The lovers were spotted hopping off a private jet this evening...

See the video after the cut...

New Video: Banky W - Yes/No

Omotola answers questions from fans on Twitter

The actress answered some very personal questions from her fans on her Twitter page. Questions like what happened to her husband's job, her supposed rivalry with Genny, how much she charges for movies, her real age, music career, her kids, sex advances from movie producers, etc. See more after the cut...

Breaking news: Mercy Johnson gives birth to baby girl

Mercy Johnson Okojie gave birth to a baby girl a few hours ago in a hospital in the US. Got the news just now from the people in the hospital with her. Mother and daughter are said to be doing great. Big congrats to Mercy and her husband.

Is it just me or is Rita Dominic getting finer by the day?

Is it the hair, the make up or what? She's been really stunning in all her recent photos.

Inside the secret Abacha memo approving execution of Ken Saro - Wiwa, others

Spotted this at Premium Times
In November 1995, while an overwhelming international outcry mounted against the execution of the Ogoni leader, Ken Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues, defiant military dictator, Sani Abacha, backed by a small band of military officers, convinced themselves that executing them, swiftly, was the best way to resolve the Ogoni unrest “once and for all”, and to make it clear to Nigerians and the world the authoritarian regime was no weakling.
A recording of the final meeting, where the decision to hang Mr. Saro-Wiwa and eight of his associates was taken, said, two days before the execution, Mr. Abacha told members of the Provisional Ruling Council, PRC, the regime’s highest decision making body, that the activists deserved no sympathy, and that hanging them would stem further discontent and prove to the world the regime was bold and courageous.

Happy 35th birthday to Kemi 'Kemistry' Olisemeka

The former On-Air-Personality with Rhythm FM and Inspiration FM turned 35 today. Wishing her many great years ahead. Long Life and Prosperity!

Saturday 29 December 2012

Victim of horrific Indian gang rape dies in Singapore hospital

Indian police today sealed off parts off New Delhi and appealed for calm after the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus in the city. The woman was flown to Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore for treatment 10 days after she was brutally attacked by six men who inserted an iron rod into her body on December 16. In response to the attack, the Indian government has promised to publicise photos, names and addresses of convicted rapists following days of widespread protests.

Davido, Victor Moses, JAMB, Boko Haram, most searched of 2012

What did Nigerians search for on the web in 2012? According to Google's annual Zeitgeist list, Davido, Victor Moses, Rashidi Yekini, Whitney Houston were some of the most searched people of 2012.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Boko Haram, Asuu strike, Vanguard News were some of the most searched terms of 2012.

See the top 10 searches and people of 2012 after the cut...

Can you spot the difference?

There are actually five differences here, can you spot them? This is just for fun...so enjoy..:-). That's Stephanie Okereke Linus by the way.

Photos from Uche Jombo's 33rd birthday party

Uche's 33rd birthday party held yesterday at Aura Club in VI. Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Rukky Sanda, Nse Ikpe Etim and several others were there to celebrate with her. See more photos after the cut...

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