Thursday, December 30, 2010

G Note Records launches

50 Cent announces new label!
50 Cent took to his Twitter account to announce that he’s official signed his first artist to his newly launched imprint, G Note Records. According to RapRadar.com, the mogul’s label will look to sign artists that fall under the R&B/Pop umbrella. Fif’s new signee, Hot Rod, has already recorded his first single, “Dance With Me,” which you can check out on iTunes now!

Nobody Died At Star Megajam’ – NB PLC


Rumours have been flying round, about this year’s Star Megajam which held in Lagos and Abuja last weekend. Sources say there was a stampede at the Abuja concert, leading to multiple injuries. But, while there are reports that some fans died as a result of the stampede, the organisers, through the statement below (made available to us just minutes ago), insist nothing of such happened.
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The attention of Nigerian Breweries Plc has been drawn to a misleading news report carried by some News Media alleging that some people died at the star mega jam concert which ended in Abuja early Sunday morning.
Nigerian Breweries wishes to state categorically that the story is completely false and without any substance.  NOBODY DIED at the concert as alleged. There were reported cases of minor injury sustained by 13 people as a result of the rush that occurred when a huge crowd of people tried to gain entry into the venue.
Those injured were promptly taken to the National Hospital, Abuja, for further treatment by the Critical Rescue International team which had 3 Ambulances on ground. The hospital authorities have confirmed that the injured have been treated and discharged.
The concert, like the Lagos leg attracted a huge crowd which is normal for a concert featuring an A-list artiste like R Kelly. We thank those who have called in to confirm this report and urge the general public to discountenance this false reports .The concert as confirmed by many was a huge success.
Nigerian Breweries Plc wishes to use this opportunity to thank all who attended the concerts both in Lagos and Abuja for their support and patronage over the years.
For: Nigerian Breweries Plc
Yusuf Ageni
Corporate Affairs Adviser

Scarlett and Ryan file for divorce

http://movies.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/scarlett-johansson.jpgHollywood actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have filed for divorce in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences, court records show. The pair list their separation date as 14 December - the day they announced their break-up. They said at the time they had started their relationship \"with love and it is with love and kindness we leave it\". Lost in Translation star Johansson, 26, and The Proposal actor Reynolds, 34, were married in September 2008. They said in their statement of 14 December they had made the decision to end the marriage \"after long and careful consideration on both our parts

Nicki Minaj Attacks Lil Kim


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Nicki Minaj waited for the perfect time to speak on Lil’ Kim…Album release time! During an interview with Angie Martinez in the Hot 97 VIP lounge head Barbie Nicki went in, finally commenting on her beef with “The Queen.”
Nicki’s recent single “Roman’s Revenge” sparked a world of controversy for its subliminal shots at Kim. ”Yeah, I said it has-been, hang it up–flat screen” was just one of the many references to the Queen Bee. Lil’ Kim has picked at Nicki for some time, without response but that’s all over. Nicki Minaj truly went in on Lil’ Kim and I think she may have started the next big rap beef!
Nicki seemed like she was bursting to get all this out:
“[Kim] just really jumped out of the window and you got to be careful when you pick fights. That’s what I learned in this business. You just never know. I think people get me mistaken wiht like a real Barbie… they forget where I’m from. If i have to revert back I can, and I will. Don’t play with me. I respect you and love you. I’ve said it in every interview, time and time again. And if that’s not good enough for you mama, then it’s something deep rooted in you. Something is bothering you inside….”
“She picked a fight with Foxy, she picked a fight with Eve, then she picked a fight with Remy…Everytime you’re in the news it’s cause you getting at somebody”
“Put your music out and when I see your name on Billboard that’s when I’ll respond to you. Other than that. Goodbye!”
“And that doesn’t take away from the respect I have for you. You know when a mom got to beat you and she says this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.”
Nicki goes on to say she asked LIl’ Kim during a Lil’ Wayne tour if there was a problem, and Kim responded “no” and asked to take a picture with her.
Foxy asked “Why you keep on giving props to Kim? She don’t like you, she be dissin’ you…”
Nicki thinks it’s because of her new found success.
“When you become competition people go wait”!
“You’re going to go down in history as a sore loser!”
That’s funny that Foxy Brown was smiling in Nicki’s face because she recently came at Nicki on a verse in Gyptians song “Hold Yuh” – The urbandaily

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Avatar is most pirated

http://www.printmag.com/CMSAssets/Daily%20Heller/Avatar.jpgSci-fi epic Avatar was the most pirated film of 2010, according to data released by a file-sharing blog. James Cameron's blockbuster was downloaded 16.6m times on one file-sharing site alone, TorrentFreak said. Second on the list was comic book action film Kick-Ass, with 11.4m downloads, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception with 9.7m. Last year's top-pirated film was JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot, which was downloaded close to 11m times.

New Music: Dr Frabz

http://www.gbedutainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/dokta1.jpgMore producers are crossing careers into mainstream performances, next up Dr Frabz. The talented producer recently released a brand new single titled 'Follow Me' and it features eLDee The Don and Shank. The new single is available for free download at

www.4shared.com/audio/fWFCfhKQ/follow_me__official_mix.html

Thugs break into 50 cents' house

http://images.askmen.com/galleries/men/50-cent/pictures/50-cent-picture-1.jpgTwo thugs recently broke into a mega-mansion belonging to superstar rapper 50 cents. According to TMZ, police arrived at the scene after security guards at the mansion called the cops to report a suspicious vehicle in the driveway. Once on the scene, cops arrested one of the men but had to go looking for the other.  And where did they find him? The second man, identified as Alexander Hernandez was hiding in one of 50\'s closets getting tipsy on a bottle of wine he found at the crib. Both suspects entered the mansion through an unlocked door and were in possession of marijuana.  They were arrested and are being held on $50,000 bond.

Foxy brown to do Lil Kim diss

http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20090501/300.brown.foxy.050109.jpgWe hear Foxy Brown is looking to release a new track to diss Lil Kim. From Tupac vs. Biggie to Ja-Rule vs. 50 Cent to Jay-Z vs. Nas; it seems like the fellas in the rap game have pretty much chilled and the only ones beefing are the females. Now Foxy Brown is back in the game with a soon-to-be released Lil' Kim diss track. Foxy Brown has announced the coming of a Lil' Kim diss record that her press release calls the most anticipated response since Jay-Z's "Takeover."; their words...not mine.

Called "Christmas Massacre," Foxy's new single will drop at an undisclosed Christmas party in Brooklyn on December 24th. On the track, Foxy sends a shout out to her girl Nicki Minaj and addresses her issues with Kim.

Kween Finally Weds!


 
Kween Onokala and her partner Dotun Omotoye exchanged wedding vows at a Lagos registry yesterday Tuesday December 21.
Omotoye, who’s the father of Kween’s second son Tyronne, is a Lagos-based club proprietor who runs popular club ‘The Place’.
The pair have been dating for a while now; with Omotoye announcing shortly after Kween got pregnant in 2008, that he would marry her.
And just when many were beginning to think the wedding plans would never materialise, Kween returned home months back, after two years hibernating in London.
And, while many would expect her to rush back into music and put her career back in shape, the gifted singer put her marriage first – setting her mind on the man of her dreams and preparing to settle down to married life.

"UTI NWACHUKWU IS NOT A GLO AMBASSADOR" - GLO MANAGEMENT

Top management at Globacom has come out to debunk the rumours that has been making the rounds that the winner of BBA All Stars, Uti Nwachukwu, is a Glo Ambassador.

They say they were never in talk with Uti to come on board as an ambassador. And promised to issue a statement if that ever happens.

How Olumide Akande Proposed To . She Might Quit Acting!

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Actress Dakore Egbuson and OLumide Akande would be walking the aisle soon. Excited Dakore recently revealed how Olumide who she informs is a fashion buff proposed to her. He had taken her to shop a day before on the pretext that a friend was throwing a party for Essence magazine.
‘I noticed he was excited’, she said and then teased him. On the day of the party, he suggested they should go eat at a restaurant before going to the party – this was in Chicago, US. The restaurant was ‘the finest we’ve ever been’, she confessed. She should have guessed his intentions but she assumed he was just been his ‘sweet self’. Olumide had informed the restaurant of his intention and they assisted in making the event extra special.
Just after their meal and she ordered for desert, a waiter came with a trolley which she was on the verge of informing they ordered for just desert but the waiter opened the cover of the trolley and a red box was revealed – then it dawned on her as Olumide got on his kneels. She shed a tear and couldn’t wait to say ‘yes’. Just afterwards, congratulatory remarks poured in from every guest present at the restaurant, in true American style.
She recalls they had talked about rings and she had particularly picked what he got her as her favourite then moved on to the party for Essence Magazine which turned out to be a surprise party for her.
The big screens might also loose a good actress as she informed Genevieve Magazine that she might not be acting as she would want to be family-oriented like her mom and acting might not permit that. She intends to stay in the creative business though.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Love It or Hate It: Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera switch it up on red carpet

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Angelina Jolie and Christina Aguilera have both been on plenty of red carpets over the past few weeks as they promote their respective films, "The Tourist" and "Burlesque" around the world.

Both actresses have had a definitive style as they've been promoting, with Angelina Jolie sticking to black and white and Aguilera toning down her usual vamped-up look with colorful, elegant gowns.
Last night, Jolie donned a Swarovski crystal top with a velvet skirt from Atelier Versace that gave her a little more jazz than usual. Tell us what you think below.

Aguilera rocked a fuchsia Alberta Ferretti number in Berlin.

Ten Dumbest Things Celebs Said in 2010

When celebrities open their mouths, sometimes we listen, but other times, we just laugh.
So which stars made the biggest fools of themselves this year by saying the stupidest things?
Let's count 'em down!
10. Mark Wahlberg. “The Fighter” star had a strange answer when asked who was his “sexiest” superhero.
“Probably the little kid from ‘Kick Ass,’” he told Pop Tarts at the Comic Con Convention in July. 
Ummm, Mark – “Hit Girl” from “Kick Ass” is 10 years old. 
9. Prince. The legendary entertainer must have had moguls, executives, celebrities, world leaders and regular folk losing sleep due to stress earlier this year when he declared worldwide web's days were numbered. 
"The Internet's completely over," Prince told the U.K’s Daily Mirror. "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it."
You've got to give it to someone Prince, or nobody will hear it! 
Sheesh.
8. Kanye West. After apologizing profusely throughout 2010 for grabbing Taylor Swift's spotlight at the 2009 Grammys, Kanye West did an about face and complained that, after he dissed her onstage, he was disappointed that Taylor Swift "didn't have my back."
Why would she have his back? He's the one who humiliated her!
Talk about living in a fantasy land.
7. Pink. Just last month the pop/punk princess, who is currently pregnant with her first child, advocated support for bashing children as a means of discipline.
“I think parents need to beat the crap outta their kids," she told Access Hollywood. "I think the whole spanking thing and how it's gotten all PC is for the birds… [My dad] put me through a wall; it's the only reason I'm still alive."
Watch your back Pink Jr.!
6. Ke$ha. Let’s hope this 23-year-old emerging pop star sticks to partying and performing, and doesn’t follow the Hollywood trend of getting all political. That could be quite a problem.
"I actually don't read anything, because I feel like the haters really like to hate out loud, [and] that people who love sometimes love quietly. So I don't really listen or look at anything,” she told MTV News in May.
Love quietly Ke$ha, love quietly.
5. Taylor Momsen. While the rest of Hollywood offered time, money, and sincerest condolences to the victims of the Haiti Earthquake in January, “Gossip Girl” starlet Taylor Momsen announced that she had better things to do.
“Right now I’m trying to just finish my record and getting through the last season of “Gossip Girl” for right now,” she told OK! when asked if she would follow the lead of celebs like Angelina Jolie and Wyclef Jean in supporting the cause. “So not so much thinking about that.
4. David Arquette. After revealing on Howard Stern’s radio show this week that he has been turning to the bottle a little too much since splitting from wife Courteney Cox a few months ago, and that he called Tom Cruise ‘Sean’ while drunk at a party, Arquette decided to share with the world what he needs in a woman right now.
"[Courteney] said she doesn't want to be my mother,” he continued. “I kind of need a mother right now. I need a girl to come bring me some soup and make sure I'm all right.”
Soup.
He then randomly expressed desire to make babies with ex-girlfriend, Drew Barrymore.
"I know she is with Justin Long and everything, but would cool would an Arquette-Barrymore child be?" he said.
David. You're still married.
3. Gisele Bundchen. The world’s highest paid supermodel gave hope to future moms all over the world when she described her experience of giving birth to son Benjamin last December.
“It wasn't painful, not even a little bit." Bundchen told Brazilian TV show Fantastico.
Yeah right.
2. Mel Gibson. Sadly, this year provided no shortage of vile Mel Gibson quotations. But one that was particularly memorable was when he insulted former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva for not having any friends, before declaring he had no friends either.
“You don’t have any f*cking friends except me, and you treat me like shi*! So that’s why I’m so f*cking angry, because I don’t have any friends!” he said in an audio tape that was released in July.  
And now, you really don't have any friends
1. John Mayer. The famed singer/songwriter was forced to deflate his head pretty quickly this year following a candid interview with “Playboy” magazine.
“[B]lack people love me. Someone asked me the other day, 'What does it feel like now to have a hood pass?' And by the way, it's sort of a contradiction in terms, because if you really had a hood pass, you could call it a n***** pass," he said
He then called his love machine a "white supremacist," explaining that while he enjoyed the company of black women, he did not like sleeping with them.
And for that, John Mayer, you are Pop Tarts' Celebrity Who Said the Stupidest Thing in 2010!
Put it with your Grammys.

Ciara says go get Basic Instinct!

Ciara sat down with us to explain why fans will be pleasantly surprised with the work that went into creating her newly released album, Basic Instinct. The singer told us about her favorites off the project. Be sure to get Basic Instinct!

Gucci Mane Released

It turns out Gucci Mane was cuffed, but never arrested.
As previously reported, cops raided Waka Flocka Flame's Atlanta home yesterday and cuffed Gucci. Though reports spread that prostitution may have been involved, Debra Antney, Waka's momager and Gucci's manager, says the prostitution talk isn't justified.
"It had nothing to do with prostitution," Antney told MTV News. "The weapons they found were licensed weapons. There was under an ounce of marijuana, but it was nothing but a blunt. The other drugs were medication that was in Waka's room from when he got hurt," Antney told MTV, in reference to Waka's shooting earlier this year.
While Gucci's a free man, the little brother of producer Lex Luger was reportedly arrested.
"They just locked up Lex Luger's little brother, because he had a little joint or something, so they took him," Antney told GlobalGrind. "They're just trying to find anything that they could find, they cut that boy's closet up. This is crazy!"

It is unclear whether authorities are searching for Waka. 

Tokyo introduces manga restrictions

http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/cartoons/manga/manga_4.jpgTokyo has banned the sale and lease of anime films and manga comics depicting rape, incest and other sex crimes to under-18s. A bill, introduced by the metropolitan assembly, calls on the industry to self regulate by toning down graphic comics and films on general release. Publishers and retailers breaking rules face fines up to 300,000 yen (£2,280). A group of publishers, complaining of censorship, have threatened to boycott March\'s Tokyo International Anime Fair. The bill was proposed by conservative governor Shintaro Ishihara who said it was \"natural\" the legislation had been passed.

Unusual Pair – Darey and Timaya Record ‘Back To Sender’ [VIDEO]




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Darey is breaking the rank. First he released the absolutely comical single – Bani ki di. For a song titled ‘Back to sender’, The singer recruited UK producer Wayne and he is collaborating with Timaya on the track. Watch video below:

Fuji Icon Sikiru Ayinde Barrister Dies at 62

Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde
Multiple sources have informed us that Fuji music icon and veteran bandleader, Sikiru Ayinde Balogun, who had been ill for months, has passed on. Popularly called Barrister, the 90s hit-maker was reportedly on admission in a London hospital, until he died.
Sources say Barrister was moved to London from Germany where he had earlier sought treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Before Germany, he had earlier undergone an operation in India ‘to remove excess fat from his body’ according to family sources.
One of his wives identified as ‘Yinka told friends this afternoon that Barry has passed. No official statement  yet from the family and and one of his closest friends Buhari Olooto insists the musician is still alive. ‘I will let you know once I confirm anything contrary’ he tells our sources. ‘Lets wait and see. And even if he dies, you will know now; because we will all be at his burial and we will see his corpse’.
‎​A close associate of King Sunny Ade, one Mr. Ige, who spoke on his behalf said although Barrister was on the hospital bed for  long, his death still came as a shock because everybody was praying for him to recover. KSA particularly sent messages to him, praying to see him back very soon.  Mr. Ige said the painful aspect of the death is that Barrister was a stabilising factor in the fuji brand of Yoruba cultural music, adding that his role is crucial and would be difficult to fill. PMAN President Dele Abiodun was also in shock when he learnt of Barrister’s demise, he tells our sources, ‘we are in a mourning mood. It’s so sad. I don’t know why it had to happen‘.
It is widely believed that Barrister died at  St Mary’s hospital, Praed Street around Paddington in London.  But a spokesperson at the hospital who gave her name as Caroline, tells our sources, ‘I have gotten a lot of phone calls concerning this but I am sorry, I cannot give any information on any of our patients because of our confidentiality agreement.’
Barrister is mostly remembered for his moster hit Fuji Garbage. Believed to be the ‘originator’ of the genre, he took to music full time after a short stint in the military (1967-1970).

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D’Banj Builds N250M Koko Mansion 1 and 2.


D'banj and Genevieve at the MAMA.
Sources close to the artiste, D’banj inform he is building two houses located in the upscale neighbourhood of Ajah and Lekki – ‘somewhere close to Genevieve Nnaji’ who he climbed the stage with, to present a plaque to a winner  at the MAMA, complimenting her black dress. The artiste who presently lives with the Mo’Hit clan in a duplex in Maryland…  The house being built in Ajah would house his Parents and siblings while he would move into the other with the Mo’Hit crew.
The Ajah home is a 6 bedroom with two sitting rooms, a garage, two kitchens and bedroom while the another to house the Mo’Hits clan in Lekki is a 10 bedroom mansion with a pool, gym and recording studio, source informs.
Source also informs they would move into the new houses in the first quarter of next year on the release of D’banj’s fourth album release.

Big Brother Africa’s Ofunneka Malokwu is Married.


The Couple
Big Brother Africa’s Ofunneka got Married last weekend.  The Low key wedding was attended by former Housemates Tatiana, Genevieve and her twin. She is now addressed as Mrs Ofunneka Anyanwu.
Tatiana and other guest
source: questionmarkmag.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Omotola... UN Ambassador, Gives gifts to less fortunate, fans

Givers they say never lack.. Maybe this has been the secret of our humble celebrity, Mrs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde who paid visits to orphans and abandoned kids of Heart of Gold Hospice  Babajide bus/stop, near masha, Surulere. She had fun, played with the kids and donated gifts to these kids. As if that were not enough, She is giving gifts to her followers on twitter (@Realomosexy).. All they have to do is invite people to follow her and the gifts which include an Ipad, a designer Tie, a lovely dress from kemkem studios, solar camera rechargers, cartons of drinks from chivita, and much more could be theirs. Mrs. Omotola Jalade, Ekeinde, also nicknamed Omosexy, is truly a diva, mother, ambassador and humble friend to her fans.

JayZ hits Oprah aussie show.

http://bumpshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/jay-z-on-oprah-photos.jpgJay-Z appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show as part of her two-day special in Sydney Australia.  Hov is currently in Australia touring with U2 and dropped by the show, which also documented Jay-Z going to an Australia school and giving children some free laptops.  Other guests on Oprah’s Australia special include Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Russell Crowe, and Steve Irwin’s family at Sydney’s Opera House.

Rick Ross Plans Return To Nigeria For December 27th Concert


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Maybach Music Honcho, Rick Ross would be making a return to Nigeria for a concert organized by Kilimanjaro and Storm 360. He was in Lagos for the MTV Africa Music Awards that took place on the 4th of December.
The show tagged Lagos Shut Down Concert also has M.I., Naeto C, Dr Sid, Ice Prince, YQ, WIzkid and Iyanya.
Kilimanjaro Entertainment, the outfit responsible for a number of top level concerts in the earlier part of the decade, with Boys 2 Men, Joe, Sean Paul being just some of the major talents they successfully delivered in major concerts return to the game with this show which is destined to be one of the best shows this season in Nigeria.
The Concert is supported by both Cable and Local media network

WILLOW SMITH LAGGING BEHIND IN SCHOOL


Willow Smith has been so busy hitting the  airwaves, flying around the world, and doing interviews that attending school has been put on the backburner... for now. The pint sized sensation whose Billboard hit "Whip My Hair" gained her popularity, admits that, although she is living out her dream, she is falling behind in school.

At the ripe age of ten years old, shouldn't her education be her top priority?


The outspoken ten year old, who will be touring with Justin Bieber on his tour in Europe in March 2011 says:


“I never really get to go to school because I am always on tour, or with my father. There is a tutor most of the time, but usually I am working so I never get to do the lessons. The worst thing about maths is all the kids are ahead of me because they go to school.”


Willow described how she ended up in the music industry at such a young age:


I was four years old when I recorded a song with daddy and only said a couple of words, and I thought, ‘This is cool.’ It wasn’t supposed to be in the song but he wrote me something at the last minute. I would go with my mom on her tour and look at her and love what she did. I thought, ‘Maybe I should do that.’ So I did. I’m going to make songs to inspire people.

STEPHANIE OKEREKE's THROUGH THE GLASS COMES TO LAGOS DEC. 17th

This is announcing the release of the movie Through the glass film into the Nigerian market on the 17th of December 2010.

The movie which is a romantic comedy starring Stephanie and Garrett Mckechne was premiered in Los Angeles -USA, Lagos-Nigeria, Berne-Switzerland and Cannes, France to much acclaim and applause.


It is already on sale in Ghana and 411 Films will be responsible for releasing it on DVD in the United States.

Misi Quits Beat FM



Yemisi Molu, the host of Nigerian Idol has quit her job as an on-air presenter at Lagos-based station The Beat 99.9 FM.
Sources say the stunning broadcaster resigned last weekend; and the station is already shopping for a replacement for her.
Before clinching the deal to host Idol, Misi was a regular weekend OAP on The Beat. She also worked part-time at the Federal Palace Hotel, in Lagos.
Our sources say she’s freeing herself to focus on Idol; but we also hear her departure from Beat may be connected to some internal wrangling.
‘She lost her brother recently’, says a source. ‘I think he was shot. But, probably because she did not communicate it properly to the management before she took time off work, she was queried for missing her show. This obviously didnt go well with her; but I can’t say for certain, if that’s why she threw in the towel’. Our source does not want to be named.
Misi was not ready to go into details when she spoke with our reporter this afternoon; but she admits ‘I’m no longer with Beat FM’.
Deji Awokoya, who’s the General Manager at The Beat also confirms this, saying: ‘Yes it’s true she has left, but I’m not prepared to discuss reasons why she left’…

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Humble Celeb Story

Omotola was born in a family of five to Mr. & Mrs. Shola Jalade (both late) and two brothers, Tayo and Bolaji Jalade. She attended Chrisland Nursery School , Opebi, Lagos and Oxford Children School , Santos Layout. She then proceeded to Kaduna for her secondary education at Command Secondary School and Yaba College of Technology where she read Estate Management .

She got married at the Ikeja registry on the 23rd, March 1996, and had a beautiful white wedding on board a DASH 7 Aircraft flying from Lagos to Benin, on the 19th April, 2001.Besides acting, she also sings and has a soon to be released debut album. She featured as a writer for the Saturday SUN (Omotola's Diary) and occasionally gets involved in Social Services for women and charity homes. Omotola Jalade Ekehinde is a beautiful award winning actress known for her craft all around Africa. She acts in Nollywood, the Nigeria home video movie scene that has in the past decade blossomed into a full fledged entertainment industry. For this screen goddess, life is family, scenes in a movie, songs in an album and the sure pleasure of getting feed back from her fans. Omotola has within the space of 10 years been able to play major roles in numerous movies. She has played a prostitute, a prisoner, the lonely housewife, the bitchy manipulator and the girl next door. Omotola radiates the aura of a real star. She waxed a music album titled 'Gba' in 2005, and she sees herself as moving up like one rung from just being an actor to an entertainer with another debut album in September of 2010.

Omosexy, Mother, Diva, Humble Friend.

Info gathered from www.wikipedia.com

MI SELLS MI2's DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FOR N20 million


For the first time, a Nigerian artiste came clean on the financial value of his album.

"This is not to prove any point, it's only to inspire someone that we are doing this. Mr Abhu can you step up please" said M.I, and with that intro, CEO Abhu ventures, a strong force in the Alaba 'conglomerate' presented a N20million cheque to M.I in exchange for distribution rights to his MI2 album through out West Africa.



Source: (Vanguard Newspaper)

IKECHUKWU BRAWLS WITH BOUNCERS AT REHAB



Witness informed that rapper Ikechukwu got into a fight with bouncer at popular bar and night spot Rehab after the MAMA awards.

The rapper who opened the set for the 2010 MAMAs with Eldee didn’t attend the ‘official’ afterparty at Tribeca and chose to party at Rehab. Another source informs he went in company of rapper Sauce kid and they were trying to get bottle of drinks into the club but a bouncer stopped them.


Ikechukwu then got into an argument, insisting he was taking the drink into the club with the bouncer resolved on making sure it doesn’t happen. A fight between the rapper and bouncer ensued.


The embattled rapper then took his disgust to Twitter, writing: “If u party at rehab pls don’t talk to me. That club is dead to me. A bouncer put his hands on me for what ????? FUCK REHAB aNd all its fucking people ”


Then minutes after, he said “I stOpped going to rehab cos not only does the club just suck as far as space is concerned but it always has one funny smell. Then I just can’t stand the people running the club. Feel among dey vex them. If I no gree be ur friend no be by force na. Ah jo oo “ via Twitter.


An apology then followed two hours later.  “Just wanna apologize to my fans for bringing myself so low yesterday. This is not the kind of character I portray or expect anyone else to. People will always test u. Show strength with restraint. God bless”



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(www.questionmarkmag.com)

OVATION PRESENTS 'OVATION GREEN CAROL'


Recently, the Publisher of OVATION International, Bashorun Dele Momodu announced that in celebration of Nigeria's Golden Jubilee and in support of the global cause for environmental protection, the annual OVATION Red Carol goes green this December; hence the OVATION Green Carol!


In this explosive OVATION All-Stars collaboration of mainstream and upcoming acts, Jon O, Waje, Mocheddah, General Pype, Chydnma, Malaika  Tiwa Savage, Oldsqul, Freeze, Femi Adeyinka, Edikim and Hakym team up under the production of veteran producer OJB Jezreel to sing a new Christmas melody. "Christmas is green" they sing as the world gives a standing ovation to the King of Kings this December. No doubt, this is one song that comes as a big

LEPACIOUS BOSE's CAR SNATCHED AT GUN POINT



On the evening of Monday, December 13, comedian KOFFI who is also the head honcho of the WORKERMAN MOVEMENT sent out a broadcast on BlackBerry Messenger announcing that fellow comedian LEPACIOUS BOSE's car had the snatched at gun point.

The broadcast read thus:


"Hi friends, sorry to bother you. My friend Lepacious Bose was just robbed at gun point. Pls is there a way to send out the alert to the monitoring units?


Its a Toyota Corolla salon greyish brown colour GC 878 EKY. Engine no AZZV023711, chassis no AHTLA5E103010423.


Thanx a lot, Koffi"

Jim Iyke Daring in Crazy in Love.

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Nollywood and Hollywood came together for the premiere of the new Nigerian movie Crazy in Love in Beltsville, Maryland. The film stars Nollywood staple Jim Iyke, Liberian actress Danieline Moore, and Altorro Black. The red carpet event featured co-stars Estela Maldonado, The Wire actor Manuel Poblete, and Nollywood actors Ramsey Nouah and Pascal Atuma. Nigerian comedienne Yvonne Orji served as MC together with Atuma. for a Nollywood movie premiere event.
Jim with co-actors
‘Crazy In Love’ is the story of a woman who falls in love and learns that love can be a blurry mess of confusion, illusion, and loss. The lead character, Lillian is blissfully in love when something goes wrong and she has a nervous breakdown. She is committed to a mental institution and has to rediscover herself. As she takes her journey back to sanity, she finds a strength within herself and begins to appreciate and love the person she is.
Danieline Moore was crowned Miss Liberia USA in 2007. She created D. K. M. Cosmetics, her own signature line of cosmetics; launched VIXEN , a contemporary line of clothing which quickly ascended to being status in Liberia;, and recently created her own line of swimsuit calendars. Her passion for global environmental issues has led her to be the spokesperson for the Africa Environment Watch.
Yvonne Orji was a 2010 semi-finalist for the New York City NBC Stand up for Diversity Competition and a 2007 finalist in the District’s Funniest College Student Competition. Her featured performances include a one-hour comedy special on the African Channel; shows at the DC Improv, The JSpot, Comix Comedy Club, the Soulaughable Comedy Special, The Miss Nigerian in America Pageant, and Worth the Wait Revolution Event, Hosted by Jonathan Slocumb. Her style of comedy is a unique blend of good, clean humor with a Nigerian/American flavor which she manages to juggle with modeling, acting, and emceeing at events.
Ramsey Nouah won the 2010 African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Pascal Atuma is a Nigerian actor, producer and director. He has an extensive resume in film and has starred in several movies including “My American Nurse’, ‘Only in America’, and ‘Life In New York’.
Ramsey Noah and Danieline

MAMA Awards... Pictures, Stories

Nominated in four separate categories, Fally Ipupa scored wins for Best Video (“Sexy Dance”) and Best Francophone act while 2Face, a former MAMA winner from 2009, picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Best Male.Cabo Snoop notched up a music first for Angola by becoming the first ever Angolan winner at MAMA 2010, taking home the prize for Best Lusophone act. The inaugural Best Anglophone award went to Kenyan Gospel breakthrough artist Daddy Owen – the first time a gospel artist has won a MAMA.Song of the Year was won by South African pop/R&B outfit Liquideep for their hauntingly lovely ‘Fairytale’. New MAMA award category Best Performance was won by Big Nuz, the South African house trio making waves all over the continent.Sasha and EveNigerian vocalist Sasha scored Nigeria’s first ever win in the Best Female category after Kenyan dominance over the last two years. Nigerian R&B duo P-Square (Nigeria) added yet another MAMA trophy to their awards cabinet – taking home Best Group for the third year running! Rising Nigerian star Mo Cheddah notched up her first win in the hotly contested Brand:New category which recognises rising stars tipped by MTV for success.The prestigious Best International act was received by Eminem who accepted the award via satellite from the USA. The MAMA Legend award, won by the late, great Miriam Makeba, was presented by Public Enemy founder and hip hop pioneer Chuck D.The 2010 MAMA awards opened with an explosive performance by Hip Hop heavyweight, Rick Ross, and closed with an unforgettable rendition of “Win” featuring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Da LES and 2Face – a world first. In keeping with the tradition of the awards, the show featured an array of electrifying collaborations between artists from different parts of the continent, mixing up music genres, language and cultures in a unprecedented extravaganza of African talent. Among the collaborations were Nigeria’s 2Face who hooked up with South African rock outfit The Parlotones. The performance of Banky W’s “Lagos Party” saw South Africa’s Big Nuz, Angola’s Cabo Snoop and Paul G and DRC’s Barbara Kanam rocking the house with the first ever truly pan-African version of the hit track.Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “Tonight’s MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel was a joyful and uplifting celebration of African youth culture and music. It brought together the best talent from across Africa to showcase the incredible music that Africa has to offer to the world. It is amazing to see the collaborations between the artists as it fosters a spirit of camaraderie and creative exchange that takes their music to a new level.”Tuface at MAMAsCommented Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, “The diversity and talent of the performances this evening was a reflection of the vast and rich talent pool that Africa has to offer. We at Airtel are proud to partner with the MTV Africa Music Awards as it is a platform for the youth and young at heart in Africa, enabling them to showcase their talent to a global audience. Music is an important way to connect with Africa as we relaunch the Airtel brand on the continent. It will support Airtel’s mission of giving the youth a means to express themselves and the freedom to do more.”Among the performers at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel were: 2Face (Nigeria), Banky W (Nigeria), Barbara Kanam (DRC), Big Nuz (South Africa), Cabo Snoop (Angola), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Diamond (Tanzania), Eve (USA), Fally Ipupa (DRC), J. Martins (Nigeria), Jozi (South Africa), Liquideep (South Africa), Lizha James (Mozambique), Mo Cheddah (Nigeria), Paul G (Angola), P-Unit (Kenya), Public Enemy (USA), Radio & Weasel (Uganda), Rick Ross (USA), Sarkodie (Ghana), Sasha (Nigeria), T-Pain (USA), Teargas (South Africa), The Parlotones (South Africa), Wande Coal (Nigeria).Fally IpupaGuest presenters and celebrity guests included Ba Ponga, Dama do Bling, Lizha James, Daniel Amokachi, Oluchi, Julius Agwu, Genevieve Nnaji, Muthoni, Nneka, MTV VJs Vanessa Mdee & Sizwe Dhlomo, Tatiana, JoJo and fashion designer Lisa Foluniyo.MAMA 2010 WINNERS IN FULLBest Anglophone – Daddy Owen (Kenya)Best Francophone – Fally Ipupa (DRC)Best Lusophone – Cabo Snoop (Angola)Artist of the Year- 2Face (Nigeria)Best Female – Sasha (Nigeria)Best Male – 2Face (Nigeria)Best Video – Fally Ipupa (DRC): “Sexy Dance”Best Group – P-Square (Nigeria)Brand New Act – Mo Cheddah (Nigeria)Best Performance – Big Nuz (South Africa)Song of the Year – Liquideep (South Africa): “Fairytale”MAMA Legend – Miriam Makeba (South Africa)Best International – Eminem (USA).All star closingMooo' Chedddaaa!E.V.ET-PainRick Ross at the MAMAs

Friday, December 10, 2010

The 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel reveal the 2010 Legend

Miriam Makeba Pronounced "MAMA LEGEND"

Recording artist and civil rights campaigner Miriam Makeba has been honoured by MTV at the third annual MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel.

The life and work of the South African singer and civil rights activist, who died in November 2008, will be celebrated at the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel in Lagos on Saturday 11 December 2010.

Makeba, whose stellar career spanned more than 50 years, was honoured by MTV for her musical talent and for her role in bringing African music and rhythms into the global spotlight.

In her long and glittering career, Makeba performed for John F. Kennedy, dueted with Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon, brought African political issues into the mainstream consciousness and won comparisons with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  A victim of oppression herself, Makeba fought tirelessly to ensure that others would be free from oppression, and was appointed a UN Goodwill ambassador in 1999.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “Miriam Makeba is a true legend and rightly celebrated throughout the world for her beautiful voice, fighting spirit and pioneering interpretation of African music.”

Miriam Makeba follows in the footsteps of previous MAMA Legend award winners Fela Anikulapo Kuti (2008) and Lucky Dube (2009).

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 is sponsored by Airtel in association with MasterCard.  Other partners supporting the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel include Arik Air and the Lagos State Government.

New Music: Wizkid

http://www.goldenicons.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/wiz-kid.jpgWizkid is back with a new single in his climb to mainstream. The EME star-in-the-making has consistently wowed the Nigerian audience with his vocals and his songwriting, and he does not disappoint with this new single, titled 'Don't Dull'. The new single is touted as part of an upcoming body of work, probably his debut album. The new single is available online, and is currently playing on radio. Wizkid\'s debut album is expected soon.

Swiss and Alicia Adopt a whole Village

http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web03/2010/8/2/7/alicia-keys-and-swiss-beats-marries-28446-1280747795-92.jpgSwizz Beatz and his wife, Alicia Keys, have adopted a whole South African village. Celebs aren\'t just adopting one kid from the African continent anymore.  Swizz Beatz dished that he and his wife Alicia Keys have adopted a village in Soweto, South Africa. After going there to film a process between a woman with AIDS and her daughter, the couple was so enamored with the large village, they pledged to build schools and other support for the people. The couple began projects to help with water, heat, electricity, education, and other things to help the lot of the people.

WILLOW SMITH NAMED IN POWER 100


10 year old Willow has been named one of Ebony magazine's Power 100 emerging leaders in entertainment.

"It means that I am changing people lives a lot because with my songs. Its making people feel more strong about themselves. I want to be an inspiration to kids, because sometimes parents don't like their kids to be out of the box, and sometimes that can be a little irritating, so I just say, breathe and go with the flow." Says Willow about the honor.

American Hip-Hop Star Eve Set to Host the 2010 MAMA’s

Eve Is Coming to Lagos to Host the MAMA's
The third edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel is just three days away and the organisers have finally disclosed the final line up of guests and performers for the highly-anticipated event. The MAMA will be hosted by US hip-hop artist and actress Eve and guest presenters will include Dama Do Bling (Mozambique), Liquideep (South Africa) and Nneka(Nigeria/USA). Ex-Nigerian football star, Daniel Amokachi, Nigerian supermodel Oluchi and Nollwood film star Genevieve Nnaji will also be guest presenters at the event.
American hip hop star T-Pain is set to join the list of performers, while South African house trio Big Nuz and four-time MAMA winner D’Banj (Nigeria) will also mount the stage of Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010 to perform.
The news was announced yesterday at a press conference at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, in the presence of Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Obinna Aniche, Group Marketing Manager, Airtel Africa and Joseph Hundah, Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria.

MTV Networks Africa also revealed that it has introduced an additional award category for the 2010 edition of the show – the Best Performance category. The winners of this category will be chosen by MTV. The awards now comprises a total of 13 separate award categories including Best VideoBrand:NewArtist of the Year and MAMA Legend.
T-Pain, Big Nuz and D’Banj join previously announced performers Rick Ross (USA), Teargas and company at the third annual MAMA event.

The 2010 Future Awards Nominees Announced – Vote Or Complain Now!?

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Leading the recitation of the I Represent Nigeria Creed at TFA 2010
The Future Awards nominees have been unveiled. Voting begins immediately! The voting numbers are 33120 for Nigeria and 80079 for the UK and Canada According to the organisers, voting takes only 50% of the first stage of judging, so winners are not selected by voting popularity – there is a 4-stage judging process involving a Board of Judges and an Independent Audit Committee headed by veteran journalist Dr. Reuben Abati. There is also a two week-period for members of the public to make complaints about any of the nominees to awards Central Working Committee (CWC). Please send complaints to info@thefuturenigeria.com.
Also, all the nominees will be celebrated at an invitation-only media and VIP Nominees Reception on Sunday December 19, 2010 – where they will also be inducted into the elite The Future Alumni Network. The event will also be an opportunity to raise money for Love on the Streets, an NGO working with disadvantaged children of the Dustbin Estate, Lagos.
ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Ufuoma Ejenobor 29
Uche Jumbo 31
Ini Edo 28
Gideon Okeke 27
Matilda Obaseki 24
Mercy Johnson 27
Tonto Dike 25
Gbenro Ajibade 26
BEST USE OF ADVOCACY
Nmachi Jidenma (Celebrating Progress Africa (CP-Africa.com)/Civic Participation) 22
Orode Uduaghan (Pink Pearl Cancer Foundation/Cancer) 21
Tola Sunmonu (Harambe Nigeria/Agriculture) 22
Ohimai Amaize (B.L.I.N.G. Cybercrime/Civic Participation) 26
Emmanuel Odiase (SmokeFree Foundation/Smoking) 28
Esther Agbarakwe (Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition/Sustainable Development) 26
Francis Anyaegbu (Youth in Transit/Entrepreneurship) 25
Muyideen Salau (Students in Free Enterprise/Agriculture) 29
BEST USE OF SCIENCE
Ify Aniebo 27
Otejiri Oghoghorie 25
Bayo Olushola Omoyiola 31
Moyinoluwa Odugbemi 21
Folashade Kuforiji 23
Taiwo Adewole 31
Debo Olaosebikan 25
Owoeye Oluwatoyosi 30
BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
Olalekan Ayorinde 31
Nkemdilim Uwaje 27
Temi Kolawole 25
Iruoye Tolulope 27
Mubarak Mohammed Abdulahi 27
Saheed Adepoju 25
Mayowa Owolabi 27
Tim Akinbo 29
BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR
Bode Pedro (Veda Technology) 27
Toyosi Akerele (Rise Networks) 25
Perez Nekabari (Arden & Newton) 27
Erefa Fynecontry (Doheney Services) 29
Tunde Alade (Dynamix) 29
Karo Agono (Tremor Perfect) 30
Ajiboye Oyeleke (Efficacy Homes) 28
Baye Onipe Patrick (Golden Loaf Bakery)26
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
Teju Babyface 27
Princess 30
Seyi Law 27
Jedidiah 31
Tunde Ednut 25
Emeka Smith 27
Omobaba 28
Wale Gates 29
CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adekunle Samuel Owolabi (Design) 25
Onyeka Nwelue (Prose) 22
Ogunnubi Babadeji (Visual) 22
Aisha Augie-Kuta (Photography) 30
Zainabu Jallo (Prose) 31
Chibundu Onuzo (Prose) 19
Babatunde Adebola (Visual) 26
Jaiyeola Ladipo (Visual) 23
CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Osagie Osarenkhoe (Manager) 26
Samuel Olatunji (Publicist) 29
Dimeji Alara (Stylist) 27
Bolaji Animashaun (Stylist) 23
Janet Nwose (Manager) 28
Nike Fagbule (Publicist) 25
Godwin Tom (Manager) 23
Bobby Taylor (Publicist) 28
Toni Payne (Manager/Publicist) 30
Emem Ema (Manager) 31
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Bridget Awosika (Bridget Awosika) 30
Ugonma Adegoke (Zebra Living) 31
Ugonna Omeruo (House of Nwocha) 26
Funke Ogunde (Phunk Afrique) 25
Akpos Okudu (Akpos Okudo) 24
Yvonne Nwosu (Vonne) 27
Rukky Ladoja (Grey) 26
Ebubedike Mary (West & Couture) 27
EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Damilola Ogunbiyi (Lagos State Government)
Oluwadamilola Olushola, 23, (General Hospital Ifako)
Dr. Momoh Rabiu 25 (Lagos University Teaching Hospital)
Hakeem Shagaya 26(Ministry of Finance)
Emmanuel Etim 30 (Africa Union)
Iorfa Tor-Anyiin 27 (Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi)
Fatima Zara Modibo 27 (National Hospital Abuja and Consultant, Human Institute of Virology)
Oladayo Afolabi, 24, (University of Maiduguri)
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Kemi Ajumobi 31 (BusinessDay)
Lolade Adewuyi 30 (TELL)
Toyosi Ogunseye 26 (The Punch)
Nicholas Ibekwe 29 (NEXT)
Latasha Nwugbe 27 (Thisday)
Tolu Ogunlesi 28 (NEXT)
Chilee Agunanna 26 (Encomium)
Yinka Ibukun 26 (Reuters)
Arukaino Umukoro 31 (TELL)
Segun Adeoye 30 (TELL)
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Soundcity Blast
FAB
WOW
SideView
Vibez
Dynamix
Ace
Swag
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Dr. SID 30
Banky W 29
Timaya 30
Mo‘Cheddah 20
Naeto C 28
Da Grin 25 (RIP)
Jesse Jagz 26
J Martins 30
MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DJ Klem 26
JMartins 30
So Sick 27
Tee Y Mix 28
Dokta Frabz 25
J Sleek 22
IKON 25
Sazzy (Osaze Omobunde – RIP) 27
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (RADIO)
Tolu Oniru [Toolz] 28 (Beat FM)
Gbemileke ‘Oscar’ Oyinsan 26 (Inspiration FM)
Lorenzo Menakaya 26 (Lion FM, Enugu)
Christopher Molokwu 29 (Cool FM, Abuja)
Tosyn Bucknor [Area Mama] 29 (Top Radio)
Matse Uwatse 29 (Wazobia FM)
Joyce 26 (Cool FM, Lagos)
Oreka Godis 26 (Beat FM)
Dotun 26 (Cool FM, Lagos)
Wana Udobang 26 (Inspiration FM)
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (TV)
Cynthia Okpala 25 (MTV Base)
Isio Wanogho 27 (Spice TV/G-Bam)
Efemena Tommy Adabamu 24(Excite on TV)
Kemi Adetiba 30(Maltina DanceAll)
Yvonne Ekwere 25 [Vixen] (Silverbird TV)
Eku Edewor 24 (Studio 53 Extra)
Andre Blaze 27 (Nigezie)
Tana Egbo 26 (Peak Talent Show)
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE)
Adeniyi Olutayo, 31, (Head of Internal Audit, Nestle)
Tony Usidamen, 30, (Group Communications Manager, Dana Group)
Kunle Olaifa 30 (Talent Acquisition Leader, General Electric)
Kola Osinowo 30 (Care Solutions Manager, Nokia)
Akintola Olufemi, 31, (Brand Manager, Nestle)
Tokini Peterside 25 (Communications Manager, GD Netter)
Tosin Adefope 28 (Lawyer, Tadef Inc)
Emmanuel Adediwura, 24, (Business Development Manager of Ascent Resources and Educational Services Limited)
Oye Akindeinde, 31, (Chief Information Officer, Compliance & Content Monitoring Nigeria Limited)
Owoeye Oluwatoyosi, 30, (Physiotherapist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital)
SCREEN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Imoh Umoren 28
Clarence Peters 28
Kemi Adetiba 30
Mex 28
Soji Ogunnaike 27
Yinka Obebe 30
Onye Ubanatu 29
Chineze Anyaene 27
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
CHINEDU OBASI (Football) 24
VINCENT ENYEAMA (Football) 28
CHRISTIANA NWOYE (Wrestling)
DESIRE OPARANOZIE (Football) 17
MOBOLAJI AKIODE (Basketball) 28
TOSIN OKE (Triple Jump) 30
PETER EMELIEZE (Athletics) 22
JANET DUNG (Athletics) 24
TEAM OF THE YEAR
CelebrityRead Africa
YGC Africa
B.L.I.N.G.
Knighthouse
NotJustOk.com
ConnectNigeria.com
Super Falcons
Jobberman.com
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu 28– Advocate
Don Jazzy 29 – Entrepreneur
Genevieve Nnaji 31 – Actor
Psquare 30 – Artiste
Uche Eze 26 – Entrepreneur
Nneka (Egbuna) 29 – Artiste
Makinde Adeagbo 25 – Innovator
Ojoma Ochai 29 – Intrapreneur
Debo Olaosebikan 25 – Scientist
Blessing Okaragbe 22– Athlete

Darey’s Third Album Draws Near, Releases Two New HAUSA and YORUBA Singles

Darey
Darey’s sophomore is titled ‘Double Dare’ (he would be playing with the four-letter word that makes up his first name again, His most popular pay-off line when he worked as an OAP at Cool FM was ‘How dare you dare Dare?’ And his last album, released in March 2009, was titled ‘UnDareyTed’.)  Earlier in October, he released two singles – ‘The way you are’ and ‘Don’t let me know’. A video for the latter was released only last week.
‘We’re finally ready!’ he says excitedly. ‘I can’t wait to share what we’ve put together with my friends from all over the world’.
‘DOUBLE DARE’ is a two-part album – coming in two CDs (each CD is titled ‘HEART’ and ‘BEAT’ respectively – together read as HEARTBEAT)..
Yesterday, he released two new singles – ‘Ba Ni Kidi’ and ‘Sisi Eko’ via his Twitter page (@darey). In an unexpected, unsual and funny twist, Darey delivers a song in Pidgin and largely in Hausa with ‘Ba Ni Kudi’. Assumably, In a bid to ‘double dare’, Ba Ni Kidi is distant from previous effort (any record released by Dare) – There would be alot of experimenting on the album.
‘There’s going to be a lot of love and romance on the album, as you’d expect of Darey. But there’s also going to be a lot of fun; even naughty and mischievous stuff’ a privileged source reportedly said. ‘There’s another song called ‘Belly’; you might want to watch out for that’, he added.
‘I recorded Ba Ni Kidi with the kind help of my friends’ Cobhams, eLDee and Bayo who speak very good Hausa’ says Darey. ‘We were just messing around really’.
‘‘Sisi Eko”, a ballad done in Yoruba is  Produced by Cobhams and Darey himself.
DOUBLE DARE will be released in a matter of weeks into the Nigerian market, while a UK debut, tentatively titled ‘DAREY’ is expected to follow.
Download Sisi Eko here
Download Bani Kudi here

Monday, December 6, 2010

Exclusive Pictures From Cobhams Asuquos wedding

It was a day filled with blessings, joy, music and love as Nigerian music maestro Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo wed Ojuolape Veronica Olukanni on the 2nd of December 2010.
For Cobhams and Ojuola, it was truly a blessing to celebrate their union surrounded by their close family and friends. Their marriage was solemnized at the Redeemed Christian Church of God – The King is Coming Parish at the Redemption Camp. The General Overseer of the RCCG – Pastor Enoch Adeboye along with his wife were present at the ceremony and played a major role in the proceedings as they prayed for the couple and helped usher them into married life.


Photo Credit: BellaNaija.com