Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mtv Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nigerian independence, MTV base (DStv Channel 322)  is celebrating Nigerian contemporary music, with a special I Love Naija themed weekend,  running from 1 to 3 October.
During this long weekend, MTV will pay tribute to Nigeria’s finest contemporary  musicians.
Some of the programmes lined up include a special Naija-themed edition of DJ Takeover  hosted by Naija legendary DJ Snypes, the official disc jockey to Nigerian pop icon, 2face  Idibia.
Premiering at 21:00 Nigeria local time, other activities include Story of Seun Kuti, an  intimate portrait of one of Nigeria’s most intriguing music stars, a special Nigerian  edition of MVP: Most Voted Play list, Nigerian Super Stars, Leaders of the Nigerian Nu  Skool, an MTV Base special focus on the Nigerian hip hop scene.
For fans anticipating the 2010 awards in Lagos, there will also be a screening of the  2008 MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain from Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday, 2 October, at  19:00 Nigeria local time and a glance at the Road To MAMA, Lagos as well a rundown of  Naija’s Top 20 Best Videos on Sunday, 3 October.

Battered Taxi Driver Who Hit Jonathan’s Car Still Has His Car Confiscated.

Four days ago, a taxi driver was reported to still have his means of livelihood confiscated by law enforcement agency, he rammed into the car conveying President Goodluck Jonathan on his official duty in Abuja months back. The taxi driver, Ameh reportedly went through hell in the hands of law enforcement officers who detained him for several months and charged him to court for what they termed attempted murder.
Ameh Onyeke was arrested after the incident and was beaten black and blue by security agents in Mr. President’s convoy around February this year, when his vehicle rammed into the President’s car along area 11, Garki. He was promptly clamped into detention, where he was said to have spent over three months. Though he was granted bail after three months, since then, the case is yet to proceed in the court.
Leadership Newspaper informs that The prosecutor, Barr Taiwo Malik ,attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) only attended the court once, which was when he filed the case according to section 129 of the criminal code and have not been seen again.
Counsel to Ameh Onyeke, Barr Ayam further informed Leadership that, he had moved a motion for his client’s vehicle to be returned to him since his client has no plans of killing Mr. President as alleged.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ameh Onyeke is yet to be given back his car which was confiscated by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) since January


The word going round is Ikechukwu his done with Mo’Hits. Rhymesville blog informs thus:

"For some time now we’ve heard that there has been some tension
between the rapper and label boss Don Jazzy. Since he joined Mo’Hits, Ikechukwu has released 3 singles from a forthcoming album titled “The Alliance” and even shot a video for one of them.

"Ikechukwu left Storm Records last year to join the Mo’Hits fam in
search of better luck with his musical career after two partially successful album under the Storm Records label."

Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim To Join Harvard University Panel on Nollywood

Nse Ikpe-Etim
Award-winning Nigerian actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has been asked by the Nigerian Students Association, Harvard University to be a part of a distinguished panel to share with the world the growth and potential of the Nigerian film industry, “Nollywood” on the 1st to 3rd of October 2010 at the University.
Nse is a Nolywood star who recently won the award for Best Actress in a Film/ Short Story at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York and was nominated for Best Leading Actress  at the African Movie Academy Awards for her role in the film ‘Reloaded’, which was considered a feat as it was her first film after a long hiatus from the Nollywood scene.
The Special Guest of Honor at this event will be Ms. Amber Rasberry, Creative Executive of Tyler Perry`s 34th Street Films. Ms.Rasberry  is set to encourage thoughtful discourse on the relevance of Nollywood for African Americans and the African American focused film industry, as well as encourage the cross fertilization of ideas between the Tyler Perry vision for filmmaking and Nollywood film themes.
, CEO, Mainframe Productions), Peace Anyiam Fiberesima (Founder of African Movie Academy Awards) and Chioma Nwagboso (World Bank Finance & Private Sector Specialist)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Priz D' Attires: I rep Naija Shirts

Priz D'attires is at it again. They are here with the I rep Naija Independence Shirts and nice jackets suited to your custom designs. To get information on this and more. Call Priz on +2348038472851 and +2347060886144.

Who is… Yemi Alade

There are two types of raw talent – One that is left in the ground to rot and another, which like gold is polished and given the opportunity to blossom. It is always a pleasure [and a breath of fresh air at that] to discover budding new talent that’s given the opportunity to shine. An example of this category of new talent is Yemi Alade.
The 300 Level student-songstress is a student of the University of Lagos and was discovered in the first season of the Peak Talent Show, where she wowed the audience with the sheer strength of her voice in the process beating down other contestants from the six geo-political zones of the country to win the competition.
For her, it is only the beginning of a journey. She says “Before Peak, I’d always relied on the fact that I think I can sing. However, now that I have gone through a competition and done some professional training, I realize that I have a lot more to learn about the art and the business. I’m more convinced now more than ever that this is the reason I am here.”
Her debut single, Fimisile, written and produced by eLDee, can be found below. The video was directed by Tom Robson.
She is signed to Adebayo Omisore-owned Jus’ Kiddin’ Entertainment.

Yemi Alade Feat. eLDee – Fimisile from Platonique PR on Vimeo.

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Beyonce is Back to Work
Beyonce is in the studio working on her new album, and according to folks in the industry, we can expect new music real soon. Producer Los Da Mystro, who's working in the studio with Beyonce, took to twitter telling Sasha Fierce fans they could hear her new single in three weeks.  He says the track is laced by The Dream, who also wrote the monster hit ‘Single Ladies’ with Tricky Stewart.

Banky W, Teargas & Co. To Light Up MTV Africa Music Awards

Banky W Blackberry Bold-ing
Change is in the air as MTV and Zain lock down Banky WFally IpupaTeargas and Daddy Owen to deliver a series of spine-tingling live performances at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA). The four artists are the first performers to be announced for the 2010 edition of the Awards, which take place on Saturday 11 December 2010 at the Eko EXPO Hall, Lagos, Nigeria.
Smooth R&B artist Banky W is the first Nigerian artist booked to perform at this year’s show, while South African outfit Teargas will be representing the best of South African Hip Hop on their MAMA debut.   Kenya’s Daddy Owen will make his mark as the first ever Gospel singer to perform at the MAMA Awards, showcasing the unique Gospel vibe that’s successfully made the cross-over into the mainstream music consciousness.  Congolese star Fally Ipupa makes his second appearance at MAMA, after his exciting collaboration with Mozambique’s Lizha James and Uganda’s Blu3 at MAMA 2009 in Kenya.
Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “Banky W, Teargas, Fally Ipupa and Daddy Owen are all thrilling performers that epitomize the awesome spirit and passion of contemporary African musicians.  Their involvement in this year’s awards is sure to guarantee that 2010 will be the most creatively inspiring and exciting MAMA event so far.
Commented Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, “Music in all its genres or origins strikes a chord with our continent as it provides a platform to express ourselves at each turn in our daily lives. The choice of the performers at the 2010 edition shows an excellent choice of musicians with a wide appeal in the continent.
Known for its awe-inspiring staging, exhilarating music and gripping musical collaborations, the MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain was created in 2008 to recognise and reward Africa’s finest contemporary musicians.
Daddy Owen
Fally Ipupa

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Agbaya 9ice

9ICE took to Twitter and Facebook to wishing his new archenemy/one-time buddy – Ruggedman a happy birthday – he gave him a new name too. he wrote:


The confederacy of Alapomeji crew to ruin Ruggedman’s career has been pushed ahead with a yet to be released video of the diss track ‘Talk I'm Listening‘. The linchpin of the crew 9ice, who had to involve others in the beef has been dedicating more time and working hard to promote the diss track off ‘the best birthday present ever‘.

9ice who has released only 2 videos off his ‘tradition’ album might have suspended works on promoting the album for promoting diss project aimed at Ruggedman.

Ramsey Nouah, Uche Jombo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Koffi Adjorlolo, Monalisa Chinda, Desmond Elliot in Ini Edo’s new movie

Months after she declared interest to go into movie production, Screen Diva Ini Edo has finally decided to put her dreams to screen as she produces her first movie, “Memories of My Heart”, which will be premiered on the 15th of October at 10A Ikoya Avenue, off Macpherson Street, off Bourdillion Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Memories of My Heart which promises to be a block buster was co-produced with Emem Isong and tells the story of Halle an aspiring actress who had atteneded several auditions without getting a role. She finally gets her chance when she claims to be Bankole Da Silva’s fiancée, an oil magnate she’s never met. She’s given the role on the condition that Bankole funds the movie. Halle now struggles to get out of the web she has spun for herself. Just as Halle gets Bankole’s attention, Bankole suffers a terrible accident leaving him with amnesia. Dr. Dammie, a female doctor nurses him back to health and into her waiting arms. As the relationship deepens, Halle re-appears on the scene throwing Bankole into a state of confusion.
Disclosing what the movie is all about, the sultry actress said, “Memories of my heart” is a love story. Its a feel-good movie to make you fall in love again and I assure you, after watching it, you will’.
‘Memories of my Heart’ stars Ramsey Nouah, Ini (herself), Uche Jombo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Koffi Adjorlolo, Monalisa Chinda, Desmond Elliot and many others.
Watch Trailer:

Breaking News! Chidinma Wins Project Fame Season 3

The little girl wins big...
After several weeks of hard work; the training and grooming from the faculty team, harsh criticisms from the judges and the in-house quarrels amongst the housemates, a winner has finally emerged in the third season of Project Fame West Africa. Amid tension, fear, hopes and high expectations Chidinma was tonight pronounced the winner of Project Fame West Africa season 3.
The last six contestants – Kesse, Ochuko, Eyo, Tolu, Yetunde and Chidinma lined up after their performances for the night, waiting for the breaking news. The comperes, Benjamin and Adora delayed the announcement as usual, raising the fright even more. Their eyebrows were blinking per second. They breathed in and out almost every minute – the tension is heightened.
The studio was quiet for few minutes as the validated voting result, enclosed in an envelope was handed over to the hosts. Even the Joke Silva led faculty crew looked tensed. Eventually, Chidinma Ekile who drastically improved in the cause of the show was pronounced the 2010 Project Fame star as she was presented the cheque of N2.5m and keys to a brand new Toyota RAV4. She’s also entitled to a recording contract.
It’s the first time a lady is winning the contest. And Chidinma’s win makes it the third time a Nigerian is coming tops.
Gifted Ghanaian singer Kesse Frimpong was named 1st runner up winning- N1.5m and a Toyota Corolla while Eyo Eminue made the 2nd runner up position and went home with N1m and a Toyota Yaris.
Fan-favourite Yetunde (a.k.a. Omo Ibadan) was named third runner-up.
The other two contestants, Tolu Adeshina and Ochuko Ogbu-Sifo didn’t completely lose out of the competition as the top six contestants are expected to release a group song, produced by one of Nigeria’s leading producers; a well as a video.
Ultima boss Femi Ayeni tells us the Academy is committed to pushing and supporting all six finalists…
Iyanya was the winner of the debut edition MTN Project Fame (season 1) in 2008. Shortly after his historic win he released a single and eventually an album which ushered him into the hall of fame of Nigerian musicians.
Mike Anyasodo emerged the second winner of season 2 in 2009. With his debut album in the pipeline, he has released several singles including the recent ‘Fine Fine Lady’ which is receiving massive airplay on TV and Radio stations in the country.
Now it’s Chidinma’s turn to rock stardom, with her already acquired platform. Hopefully she would be the next big thing happening to the Nigerian music industry in a matter of months….

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez Named Newest Judges on 'American Idol'

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and singer/ actress Jennifer Lopez were named the newest judges on "American Idol" Wednesday, ending weeks of rampant speculation as to who would join the panel on the hit Fox reality show.
The announcement was made in a live webcast at 1 p.m. on the show’s website. Host Ryan Seacrest introduced the panel, while a giant screen featured montages of Tyler and Lopez's work.
As the show moves into its 10th season, only one judge from the original lineup, Randy Jackson, remained.  Simon Cowell announced his departure earlier this year to move on to his new show “The X Factor.” Judges Kara DiGuardi  and Ellen DeGeneres also announced their departures in recent months.
By filling just two of the vacancies, "American Idol" is back to the three-judge panel that's been a mainstay for most of the show's run.
Whether Lopez and Tyler can recapture the offbeat chemistry that Cowell shared with Paula Abdul, who left last year in a contract dispute, remains to be seen. 
Tyler said he wanted to join the show because "it's being a part of something much bigger than yourself. ... I want to bring some rock to this rollercoaster and show if you've got the heart, the talent, the feeling to do this you could be the next American Idol."

Ice Prince Finally Releases A ‘Debut’ Single.

Ice Prince
With M.I. quitting music, Chocolate city would be putting forward that debut effort from the ‘adopted’ Abaga brother – Panshak ‘Ice Prince’ Zamani. Ice prnce finally released his debut single titled ‘Oleku’ featuring another fast rising singer, Brymo.   He started performance and rap while in secondary school, (Science Tutorial College, Jos). In 2002, he got together with a couple of his friends and formed a group called the Ecomog Squad. They had a few performances as a group and split a year later. In 2004, he hooked up with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Lindsey, Eve, Taz and together they became what is now ‘Loopy’. In 2004, ‘Extraordinary’ his what-could-be-said-to-be debut single hit the waves in Jos and it gradually made him known in and around Jos city. He contested with artistes like Bez, Mocheddah, Blaise, Jimmy Flames at the Hennessy Artistry that held in Lagos all through September 2009 and was declared winner of the Hennessy Artistry 2009.
Before Oleku, there was ‘Rewind‘ and a studio leak featuring his manager with Rewind topping radio charts but failing to catch with fans. Oleku has been branded as his debut by the label..
Listen to Oleku feat. Brymo -

Alec Godwin Claims He Made Estranged Wife – Kefee A Success? He takes Credit For The Album.

Excerpts from an interview with Alec Godwin, Kefee’s estranged husband. He says he is not envious of her success but takes credit for the monster hit ‘kokoroko’ and he never wanted to reconcile with her after the release of her successful album. Alec was accused to have launched a musical offensive against Kefee as well as accusing her of contrating STD from another man. Read interview excerpt below:
Are you envious of her growth?
Envious? No! Before she left, I told her she was going to make it in her career. I wished her all the best. I told her she would get to the highest height and discover that nothing else could fill my space. I didn’t say it to hurt her. I have learnt from our experience and I hope she has learnt also so that in her future relationship or when she eventually settles down, she will know how to hold it together. I know I was a good husband and I know that nobody can replace me. I cannot be envious of her. I am happy for her. What I dreamt for her is even more than this. I even wish she will go higher than she already has. I will always be a part of the success. I don’t care what she wrote on the jacket of her CD. I still remain the writer of her Kokoroko.
You wrote the song?
Yes, I did. It was recorded in my studio; the whole album was recorded in my studio. She only removed General Pype, who was initially in Kokoroko. She went to K Solo and got Timaya to come on it. Timaya’s part is the only part I didn’t write. We don’t need to go into all that again. It is just that I will never change my stand on that. I wrote the song and I will stand on that till my last breath. It is not as if there is anything to gain. I could have fought for my right, but there is really nothing I wish to benefit. Remember there was a time a guy said I stole a song, Food is Ready and gave to Kefee. Kefee went to the papers and said I wrote the song. She was transferring the responsibility to me. But in her album, she still said she wrote the song. Let me assume that was the time she was bitter and she wanted to hit back at me. But the truth will always be there.
Let’s agree you wrote Kokoroko, do you think she would have grown up like this if you guys were still together?
I think she would have. The song is a good song. The hype she got before the album was negative. It could have killed her career but it didn’t; it was risky. It is not something one would wish for in the name of growing up. We didn’t bring that ourselves.
We learnt you went on your knees begging her to take you back, especially after her album became a hit…
Those are part of the rumours that didn’t exist. I have never seen her until recently. I have not been in contact with her family. I don’t have to even reply to that rumour. After the divorce, the first time I set my eyes on her was during the Hip Hop Awards. We have never met one on one before then.
But we learnt you have her song Kokoroko, as your ring tone.
It is not true. I don’t even have it on my phone, let alone as a ring tone. It is not as if there is anything wrong if I decide to do so.
We also learnt you took to booze after the divorce…
That is also a lie. I don’t take alcohol. I have never been drunk; I don’t know how it feels like to be drunk and I will never know how it feels like.
So who is the girl in line now?
Nobody; I am taking my time. I am not in a rush. I don’t want to tow the line of divorce the second time. I know what I am doing. When I see her, I will know.


The Future Awards - TFA
The organisers of The Future Awards (TFA), have announced the kick off of the sixth season. The Future Awards is an annual series of events that last an average of six months, kicking off in October every year and lasting through the awards to the post-awards school seminars.
According to designer Ohimai Atafo, who heads the Central Working Committee, “it kicks off with an official launch event, and then town hall meetings across the country and outside (last year: Ghana, South Africa and the United Kingdom). Then there is the Nominees Reception and the Get Your Green On!style campaign – it’s always an exciting period.”
The official launch event is an invitation-only event and holds on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Terra Kulture in Lagos.
“This year it’s special,” says Debie Mangut, the awards’ External Relations director. “The Future Awards is passing its 5th year in the same year that Nigeria is passing its 50th. For both, it’s the beginning of a new era, and to mark that era, we are doing a special event called Face of the Future.”
The 50 young leaders will be unveiled to the media a few days before the event and, according to the organisers, the list will unveil the true legacy of TFA, parading a crop of achieving and inspiring young people that the awards team has found since 2006 – scientists, engineers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, and from all over the country. These 50 will be honoured and celebrated at the event.
That celebration is themed #TheAuthenticCelebration,” Atafo says, “because we believe that any celebration of Nigeria@50 that does not have the youth at its centre and at its core is not legitimate. Our country is defined by many problems, however the fact that young people have managed to excel in spite of the many problems is what we should be most proud of.
Also at the launch event, the 20 categories for this year’s awards, the judges, the cities to be visited with Town Hall Meetings and other details will be unveiled. The media campaign for this season, will be unveiled. The last two campaigns “I am the future” and “I represent Naija”/”I represent Nigeria” were very popular, viral successes and continue to be popular years after, spurning other similar campaigns.

Nigerian Idol Set To Begin…

Lynxx, Skales, Audu Maikori ,Timi Dakolo
Over several hours, at every given interval it was a non-stop cheery applause from the audience – the gentle men of the press and individuals alike. The globally acclaimed television reality Idol is here in Nigeria for the first time.  Amid cheers and idolable ambience, the Nigerian Idol crew consisting of local and international professionals were unveiled at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos on Tuesday (September 21).
Raw talents will be smoked out of their obscurity in Lagos,  Abuja, Enugu, Calabar and environs. They will be sieved, refined, finetuned until they metamorphose into stars, and super-stars in eventual.
African-American dancer, singer and former Michael Jackson’s personal chereograpger, Jeffrey Daniel is leading the Nigerian Idol judges team that also includes veteran singer Yinka Davies and the British Council award winner Audu Maikori of Chocolate City Entertainment  –  the record label that houses Djinee, Jeremiah Gyang, M.I and Jesse Jagz.
However, hosting the Etisalat sponsored debut edition of Nigerian Idol is Yemisi ‘Misi’ Fajimolu, a Lagos based radio presenter. She will be taking the audiences through the show per episode.
The producers of the show, Optima Media Group (OMG) have promised a show not short of thrills, intrigues and undiluted drama.
We are leaving no stone unturned to deliver to the Nigerian audience a world class show with the Nigerian Idol’, project manager Chichi Nwoko says.
Misi - Host Nigerian Idol
Timi Dakolo, Lillias Bode- Producer Nigerian Idol
Misi- Host Nigerian Idol and Wael Ammar (CCO Etisalat)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010 – The PICTURES + Winners Are:

NEA Producer.
Event Highlights
  • - Tu Face receives award on behalf of J Sleek
  • - Performance by J1, Lola Savage, Earthquake, Tolumide,
  • - Lara George received a standing ovation after her performance
  • - Best Female Video award presented byUduak Oduok
  • - Best Producer award presented by Ms. Black USA
  • -Entertainment personality of the year presented by Ebuka
  • -MI wins best rap act and dedicates award to the late Da Grin. Iceberg Slim gets on stage right after that to perform his diss track to MI.
  • - Jesse Jagz performs Jargo (HYPE!!)
  • - Best world DJ award presented by DJ Zimo
  • - MI said he is taking a break from music to explore Nollywood
  • - Tuface Idibia improves his “nothin dey happen” vocab and says “thank u,no shaking” after receiving NEA2010 award
The Winners Are:
Mushin 2 Mohits – Wande Coal
CEO- Da Grin (winner)
Wonder Woman-Omawumi
Kondo- Da Grin
Kokoroko – Kefee ft. timaya
Omoba- D Prince
Free Madness- Terry G (winner)
Bad- Wande Coal
Jesse Jagz (winner)
Lara George (winner)
Nneka (winner)
Jesse King
Banky W
Wande Coal
Chuddy K
Omawumi (winner)
P Square
Jesse Jagz
M.I. (winner)
Naeto C
Tuface (winner)
Toba Gold
Born Champion- Pype ft. Dagrin, Vector, Naeto C, Sasha & GT
Kokoroko – Kefee ft Timaya (winner)
E No Easy P Square ft J Martins
Nobody- Tuface ft M.I.
Thank God- DaGrin ft Omawumi
Wale (winner)
Don Jazzy
So Sick
J. Sleek (winner)
Dokta Frabz
Kid Konnect (winner)
One day- eLDee/eLDee
Fall in love- Dbanj/Sesan
Implication- Tuface/unknown (winner)
Lagos Party- Banky/Kemi Adetiba
E no easy- P Square ft. J. Martins/Jude Okoye
You know it- Goldie/Clarence Peters
Today na today- Omawumi/Kemi Adetiba (winner)
If u want me- mocheddah/Clarence Peters
Know- Lami/Brandon
Kokoroko – Kefee ft. Timaya/Wudland
Ramsey Noauh – Guilty Pleasure
Jim Iyke – The Shepherd / Dream Maker (winner)
Femi Adebayo/ Ifederu
Desmond Elliot – Before the light
Kayode Akinbayo/ Bi a ti ko
Nse Etim – Reloaded (winner)
Ini Edo – Native son
Genevieve Nnaji- Silent Scandal
Stephanie Okereke-Nnenda
Omotola Jolade – Deepest of dreams
The Figurine by Kunle Afolayan (winner)
Guilty Pleasure – Daniel Adenimokan and Desmond Elliot
Nnenda – Izu Ojukwu
Silent Scandal -T.K. Falope
Behind a Smile -by Frank Rajah Arase
Genevieve Nnaji/Guiness Ultimate Survivor-Celebrity edition (winner)
Bimbo Akintola/Circle of 3
Kate Henshaw Nuttal/Circle of 3
Damilola Adegbite/Tinsel
Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi/Tinsel
Frank Edohor- who wants to be a millionaire
Kayode Peters- Flat Mates
Gideon Okeke/Tinsel (winner)
Denrele (winner)
Andre blaze
Dorisha brick George
Adaure Achumba
Half Sisters
Circle 3
Tinsel (winner)
Star quest
Gulder Ultimate search
Thisday Music Festival
UK Naija Carnival
Arise Fashion Week New York (winner)
Ovation Red Carol
Miss Nigeria in America
DJ DeeMoney
DJ MightyMike
DJ Vinny
DJ Stramborrella
DJ Ike
DJ Xclusive (winner)
Rhythm 93.7- Ik Wild Child
99.9 beat fm- Toolz
Top Radio- Tosyn Buknor
Beat FM- Olisa Adibua (winner)
Inspiratiom fm- Dan foster
Seyi Law
Wale Gate
AY (winner)
I Go Die
Deola sagoe
Momo couture
Adebayo jones
Nduka Obiagbena
Cecil Hammond
Keke and D1 (winner)
Dele Momodu
Obi Asika
Chuddy K
Femi Adeyinka
Mo’Cheddah (winner)


Ini Edo.
Nigeriafilms‘ James Uchenna gives a peek into the bank statement of Nollywood’s finest actresses, credibility is not confirmed but it is an interesting read:
From the 80’s till half-way through the 90’s, nearly every household in Africa watched Western and Asian movies, no wonder stars like Eddie Murphy, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Anorld Schwartzenegger, Amitah Bachan, Jackie Chan, Grace Jones, Cynthia Rotrock, Julia Roberts and many others became more popular among the African youths than the African presidents.
As millions of Africans read about their life styles especially how much money they make, these stars have been exalted to become demi-gods. But with the arrival of Nollywood in the early 90’s and the rising profile of some of Nollywood stars in the late 90’s, everything changed. Nollywood fastly became the talk of the day amongst African youths and many across other continents.
Many families stayed glued to Nollywood movies more than they did to Hollywood and Bollywood films. One of the things that added glamour to Nollywood was the beautiful faces of sisters in the baby Nigerian movie industry that was soon to take the world by storm.
Nollywood sisters are talented, elegant, smart, and beautiful. They have indeed made africa proud. They have come a long way and have shown that there is still something magical and good about Africa. Most of them came from humble backgrounds and have today become role models to millions of youths and fans around the globe. They rose in style like the sound of the rain. Although this may appear hard to believe, most of our nollywood sisters today ride around with bodyguards and tinted glass cars. Why? Because they can no longer walk freely at the airports, in the market places, banks or churches without causing commotion, eyes staring at them, or people chasing after them to take pictures with them or get their autographs.
Such was the case when fans chased and surrounded Mercy Johnson while she was on vacation in South Africa 2008. Another instance was when fans who came out in numbers to welcome Stella Damasus at the airport in Trinidad and Tobago started shedding tears while calling her name when she was coming out from the airport. It came to a point that she started crying herself. It was at that point that she understood the effect and impact Nollywood has created around the world. Not many Nollywood sisters and stakeholders would have anticipated that this would have come this far. All of a sudden they have woken to the reality of being celebrities on a continent where no one ever imagined it could have happened so soon. A continent where it has never been so and seems as though it would never be so.
In the past ten years the faces of our Nollywood sisters have dominated many newspapers and magazine covers. They have held many viewers spellbound through their magical performances in the movies. They have also helped to re-brand the image of Africa and many in the Western hemisphere cannot help but wonder whether this could actually be true. The notion held by many in the West that African ladies who live in Africa are dirty, ugly, oppressed, stricken with poverty, lack education and enlightenment, has now all been changed by the growing popularity of Nollywood all over the world and this sisters who have made it happen.
In every environment hard work pays and this women and ladies have proven this old reality. This list is about the richest actresses in Nollywood. The sisters in this list have been rewarded for their sacrifices. Contrary to the belief that these sisters spend their money only on expensive cars, the ones who made this list have all been wise in their spending. What has also made the names in this list thick is that some of them have branched out to become producers, entrepreneurs and big time investors in different areas like real estate and fashion.
They have traveled around the world, they are comfortable and rich, they are independent and they are in control of millions.
They represent the true definition of successful sisters. Unknown to many people, many of these sisters are even richer than some Nollywood producers. Many of them are making it bigger day by day.
We are happy for them and their achievements so far. This list is entirely based on their assets and earnings over several years. There are some surprises in this list and I am sure this may interest a lot of people. But that is exactly what this list is all about. I hope many sisters and brothers out there would be motivated and know that there is no shorter road to success apart from hard work and doing the right thing.
1. Kate Henshaw-Nuttall N67 million
Humble and hardworking she is what you may call the silent millionaire. She became one of the actresses to try out into other ventures. Spared by the tabloid bashing, the African Movie Academy 2008 best actress winner has graced Nigerian television like an amazon. The screen star who also has an 8yr old daughter Gabrielle is a complete biz woman to the core. Although she appears classy often times, this sister spends wisely on what she wears and only travels abroad for business rather than pleasure. She does not drive very expensive cars and she lives a purely average and normal life. The cross river born star who has her own company which specializes in different businesses has great interest in real estate. She currently has three buildings and several landed properties scattered all over the country. By 2006 she had earned N10 million and the following year, she reached N12 million. She has never looked back since then. The warm
and beautiful star is also a model, she is presently a Glo Ambassador and face of Conga (brand from Promasidar) and has since earned a whopping amount of N20 million between 2008 and 2010. Plans are also underway for the production of her own movies.
2. Genevieve Nnaji N64 million
An icon in her own world, a screen goddess and the queen of Nollywood. Many describe her as an industry. Best AMAA actress in a leading role in 2005, Genevieve Nnaji is arguably the most popular actress in the Nigerian make-believe movie industry called Nollywood. She has over 10,000 registered fans on her website and receives about 3,000 letters from fans all over the world
every week. In September 2009 the American mega tv talk show host Oprah Winfrey named her as one of the 100 most famous people in the world. She is also by far the highest paid actress per movie and the first to earn a million nairas in a single movie. By 2009 she raised the bar and she was paid $25,000 in the block buster international hit movie IJE produced by Chineze Anyaene. A model and also a singer, in 2004 she became the face of Lux and subsequently was involved with pronto beverage and omo detergent.
The following year she released her debut album in Ghana Longolongo which saw her prove her versatile talents to her adoring fans all over the world. Between 2004 and 2006 she earned a whopping amount of N31.3 million. Major part of the money N14.7 million came from her two-year Lux deal ($100,000). With no great interest in real estate she decided to dive into the fashion industry. She launched her clothing line St. Genevieve in 2008 which is presently being managed by fashion icon Zizi Cardow. St.Genevieve is reportedly worth N20 million. There is no doubt that she would have been topping this list with a great margin if she eventually got the Glo deal. She became the first to be contacted by Globacom, but she demanded N50 million while globacom wanted to sign her for N30 million. She’s reported to have tried later to salvage the deal, but she has already lost it.
The event also saw her sack her manager of 3 years. Unknown to her, Glo had already decided to involve other Nollywood actresses before contacting her. Rather than stopping after the loss of the Glo deal, the star decided to step it up and prove to her fans the daring side of hers. 2010 has seen her feature in some of the best movies ever seen in Nollywood and that includes Ije, Busting Out, Mirror Boy, Tango with Me. 2010 has also seen her become the face of the MUD. She also appeared in the video of D Bbanj hit song Fall In Love
3. Ini Edo N60 million
She has remained very consistent and has proved times and times that she was born to be a star. Ini believes in landed and housing properties and has invested in this area more than any other Nollywood sister. She has five buildings to her credit and another one yet to be completed by the end of the year. Most of the buildings are being rented to tenants. The actress, model and producer presently has nine landed properties which she either plans to build upon, fence for keeps or do business with. Five of the landed properties are in the Ikotun
and Ikorodu area of Lagos State and the rest in her home state. By 2007 she earned N15.7 million from movies and her businesses.
She has just produced her latest flick Memories Of The Heart which will be premiered in the United States. She is part of the Glo pride
and also part of the project to move Nollywood to another level. She is fully involved with Nollywood USA led by J. J. Bunny. She also featured in the latest film by Nollywood USA titled (THIS IS HOUSTON).
4. Rita Dominic N58 million
She is the best-dressed actress according to Nollywood insiders and fans. In 2004 she won the City Peoples Award as the most outstanding actress. The face of Nokia and the Glo ambassador star is also a business woman. Rita has done well both as an actress and model. Her assets include landed properties and two homes estimated to be worth N40 million. Between 2008 and 2009, she earned N16
million most part of the money coming from Nokia and Glo. She is about to launch a book and produce her own films.
5. Mercy Johnson N55 million
When many argued whether there would be another star like Genevieve, then came the fierce and hot Mercy Johnson. At the moment she remains the most controversial actress in Nollywood. The movie The Maid was not enough to woe Nollywood fans to her, but 19 Mackaulay Street revealed her to be the latest Nollywood revelation. Since then she has never looked back. Many argue that the tens of movie scripts that comes her way are due to the fact that she’s is not a glo ambassador, but the actresses does not see it that way.
In the past three years she appeared in more movies than any other Nollywood actress. By 2008 mercy Johnson had appeared in fifteen movies and earned N11.4 million from movies alone. The following year, she earned N13 million and she featured in the Emen Isong hit movie Guilty Pleasure. She is also a real investor in properties. She is about to complete two houses at the moment. She also own about six landed properties in lagos.
6. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde N53 million
She is the darling and princess of Nollywood, bold and a beauty to behold. Many believe she shares the same status with Genevieve Nnaji and together they are the two biggest actresses in Nollywood. Omotola is not an everyday business woman like you may think, but what you may call a seasonal investor in whatever she develops a passion for. Although she didn’t feature in many movies recently, she has always proved that she is always at her best in any movie she acts in. In 2007 she earned N9 million. Omotola takes it easy with her life and also has great love for cars. She drives more expensive cars than any actress in Nollywood and her garage is estimated to be worth N20 million. The mother, model and musician has recently stepped up her game in the music industry.
Her first album ”Gba” was her first introduction to the music industry but her sophomore album ”˜Me, Myself & Eyes” has defined her as truly talented. The production and promotion of her album cost her a whopping sum of N13 million.
6. Patience Ozokwor N51 million
The Enugu star is nicknamed ”Mama G” in Nollywood. She is the oldest among the people listed here. She is known for her tough roles in movies. Mama G who is also a musician has been consistent in the industry and has demonstrated rough energy to take on many roles when there is the need to. She is very diverse in her investments but also has several landed properties. She also started business very
7. Uche Jombo N50 million
Nollywood insiders, stake holders and fans all agree that this has been Uche Jombo’s year. She has razzled and dazzled many with her acting in several movies this year. The year 2010 has seen her dominate the headlines more than any other actor or actress in Nollywood. The media pictures her everywhere. Although in a positive light, she has enjoyed media hype like Genevieve Nnaji in 2005 and Mercy Johnson between 2008 and 2009. In 2008, she pocketed N10 million for her slick performances in several movies. Uche started to prove her talent in the industry when she co-wrote in 2995 the block buster movie ”Games Men Play” with veteran female producer Emen Isong. In 2009/2010 which appears to be her biggest year in the industry, she featured in the nollywood USA movie by J. J. Bunny ”Rebound” followed by her own very work and master piece that has set Nollywood on fire, which is currently being premiered in the United States.
The Glo ambassador and model, who earned more than N11 million in 2009, seems unstoppable at the moment. The year 2011/2012 could see her top this list since some of her movies are not yet released and the ones being shown in cinemas are still enjoying sold out tickets across the entire continent. Uche is also among the stars involved in the ongoing Nollywood ”Rebirth” that raises the quality of Nollywood movies via the Emen Isong Royal Art Academy and J. J. Bunny’s Nollywood USA. Uche could also be the first mega actress turned producer in Nollywood. More is expected from uche Jombo in the future.
8. Monalisa Chinda N50 million
Also involved in the Royal Art Academy mission, the beautiful actress from River State has done well for herself after ten years plus in the industry. Between 2004 and 2008 Monalisa Chinda earned about N25 million. The actress and producer is about to release her movie which is already in the finishing stages. She also owns landed properties in choice locations in both River State and Lagos.
9. Chioma Chukwuka N46 million
The absolute scandal-free actress in Nollywood. She has featured in about 70 movies and has raked in millions for herself and family. The Oraifite Anambra State born star was voted the African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress 2007. She earned N8 million from movies in 2007 and since then she has been climbing higher and higher. In 2008, she also earned a whopping N9 million. She owns two houses and various properties in Lagos and her home state.
10. Funke Akindele N44 million
The ‘I need to know” former star is what many tagged the ”unexpected” She has been there and it seems as though she would always be there. By 2009 her efforts paid off when she won the African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress of the year. Between 2008/2009, she earned a whopping N16 million from her performances in several movies which also includes the English movies. Her ability to perform in both yoruba movies and english movies has given her a lot of edge in the industry. She recently concluded a N17 million mansion and another two are underway. Her charity organization is underway even as she keeps the Glo brand flying high.
11. Oge okoye N42 million
The british born nollywood star has always been among the ..A list” stars in Nollywood and nothing has been able to hold her back. Aside from being a mother of two, she is also a business woman. She works with several international business outfits that help her to remain at the top. Between 2006 and 2008, she earned N12 million from movies alone. She also has landed properties to her name.
12. Stella Damasus N40 million
Not even the death of her first husband has stopped her from rising to the top. The singer and tv star is also a beauty to behold. Between 2004 and 2008, she earned over N20 million just from movies. The music and MC star has so much to offer to the growth of Nollywood. Stella is a diverse talented and business woman, who will always move from one level to another.
- you think they worth that much?

Message of the Week: Be Mission Minded

Sam Adeyemi
Your mission on earth is your life assignment and purpose. It is the reason why you were created by God. Being mission minded is focusing squarely on the purpose God put you on earth to fulfil. In fulfilling earthly assignments, we will encounter distractions.
Distractions come in the form of material needs. We live in a material world, therefore, we need worldly materials for sustenance - basic needs like food, shelter and clothing; but when we allow these needs grow out of proportion, we attach unnecessary importance to them and then they become distractions because we shift our focus from our mission to acquiring wealth for our basic needs to be met.
When you are mission minded, you will strive to exterminate distractions. There is a part of man that can never be satisfied with material resources. Jesus, during His days on earth, sought to deliver people from the deception that man's primary needs are material. He said we should seek first the kingdom, the government and God's system of doing things, and then all the other things we need will be added to our lives.
When we fail to do this and attempt to do things our own way, we are prone to deception. Unfortunately, there is the tendency to overly value material resources because of the amount of lack and deprivation around. Deprivation can colour one's perspective. Consecrating our lives to God is the solution to breaking free from setting our minds only on acquiring material possessions. God has invested gifts and talents in the lives of every person.
Without God's direction, we will never realise our callings; so, we must co-operate with Him to fulfil purpose. The purpose of our lives is much more than mere survival. God seeks to install capacity to solve problems for others in our lives through the Holy Spirit, and with this capacity you cannot lack.
Not until we make sacrifices to help people, will we achieve true success. We need to commit to laying down our lives, becoming the light and salt of the earth. True success cannot be achieved by acquiring material possessions but by sacrifice.

Dele Momodu Picks And Applies as Presidential Candidate for Labour Party

Bashorun Dele Momodu has officially applied as presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP). in the 2011 presidential polls. The Labour Party presidential hopeful presented his formal Letter of Intent to the National Chairman of the party, Chief (Dr.) Dan Uwanyanwu on Wednesday September 15, 2010 at the party headquarters in Abuja.
Bashorun Dele Momodu who was accompanied by his Campaign Manager, Ohimai Godwin Amaize and other members of his campaign staff was warmly received at the Labour Party headquarters by the National Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Dan Uwanyanwu; Deputy National Chairman Alhaji Ali Abacha, National Secretary, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkadir Salam.
Presenting the two-page letter and a series of other documents, Bashorun Dele Momodu extolled the great vision of Labour Party under its current leadership as the last hope of the common man unlike some other parties that have been taken over and corrupted by the highest bidder phenomenon.
In his response, Chief (Dr.) Dan Uwanyanwu commended the courage, foresight and vision of Bashorun Dele Momodu describing him as a loyal and financial party member since he joined Labour Party early last year. He also noted that by this letter, Momodu is the first member of the party who has so far officially declared his aspiration to be the party’s presidential flagbearer in the 2011 presidential election.
Also today, the Dele Momodu Presidential Campaign Organisation released its official logo and slogan for the campaign. According to Ohimai Godwin Amaize, the logo is a creative expression of a human thumbprint protected by a circle of thirty-seven (37) stars symbolizing the power of the exercised mandate for Bashorun Dele Momodu protected by the Nigerian people in the thirty-six (36) states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The campaign has adopted “OUR TIME HAS COME!” as its official slogan.
Text of the Letter to Labour Party Read:
15th September, 2010
The Chairman,
Labour Party,
Dear Sir,
I wish to formally request the pleasure of our great party to be the flag bearer during the Presidential election coming up on January 22, 2011.
I have been a very loyal member of Labour Party since I met you personally in Abuja early last year. I was deeply encouraged by your vision of making the Labour Party the hope of ordinary Nigerians who have been yearning for good governance and accountability. I remember in particular your dream of giving Nigeria her own Obama.
The time has now come for all members of our party to pick the right candidate who can fulfill the dreams and aspirations of Nigerians. And we must stand out as a party of the common man and not that of the highest bidders who are on the prowl to buy up any available party.
It is for this reason and purpose that I humbly present myself as the perfect choice for this important mission.
Please, permit me to quickly enumerate the basis for my assertion.
* I hold both First and Second Degrees from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
* I have worked variously as a teacher, journalist, businessman, publisher, social crusader, public speaker, polemicist, publisher, political activist, etc.
* I have extensive networks cutting across all strata of society, including government, business, entertainment, media, world leaders, etc.
* I cut across two regional zones, the South/South and the South/West, with my father from Ihievbe, Edo State, and my mum from Gbongan in Osun State.
* I represent the delicate religious balance in Nigeria, with my grandparents who were Muslims and parents who were Christians.
* I’m a fresh blood who has not been tainted by political appointments or public office. Most of the current aspirants carry one negative baggage or the other, with criminal charges dangling on some of them.
* I have demonstrated the traits of a competent builder with the way I have built a global brand from scratch.
* I’m one of the most popular Nigerians around today cutting across all ethnic groups. I have interacted with Nigerians at home and abroad in over 60 countries.
* I have an excellent relationship with local and international media.
* I would be able to raise funds through the youths who see me as their role model as well as members of the business community who are hoping Nigeria would have a cerebral bridge-builder, a successful businessman, a dependable ideologue and a visionary leader as President, opposed to the rabble-rousers who would further inflame our polity.
* My candidacy would enjoy worldwide appeal and acclaim.
* I have a formidable collection of campaign materials and they are ready to be deployed as soon as I’m privileged to secure the ticket of our great party.
Other relevant materials are attached.
Sir, I would be most delighted to answer any further enquiries on this application.
Together we shall move this nation to greater heights.
Best wishes.
“Without any doubt, none of the aspirants is closer to the youths than me. I’m not a big man. I relate at every level and I’m very accessible. I have touched lives everywhere with my modest resources. I have traveled everywhere and I know our youths and they know me. I’m a grassroots man. I have always promoted our youths in academia, fashion, entertainment, business and so on. I promise to use our resources sensibly. I won’t waste time, money and energy on white elephant projects that will not benefit the people whether young or old. I will always think deep before I act, and avoid the costly mistakes of trying to climb the tree from the top. We must rebuild our nation with a clear vision and not ego-trip. We will provide opportunities for our youths to contribute to nation-building. I’m eagerly waiting for the opportunity to hold summits with youth leaders globally, to sell our vision, and to tap into their incredible talents. The leaders we have seen are too big to come down from their high horses. I’m humble and simple enough to connect to those who have been described as The Salt of the World.” – Bashorun Dele Momodu said.

D’banj – ScapeGoat

Here is the new single off D’banj’s 4th album, ‘Mr Endowed‘ which is currently due out in December of 2010. Lovely track from the KokoMaster with that mature feel. It may possibly cut cross the older and younger generation because it is D’banj and it appears that it has some element of a highlife.
You guys should listen and let me know what you think
dbanjendowed scapegoat Dbanj   ScapeGoat

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Muna – I Feel Real (The David Guetta Mix)

The Most Beautiful Rapper in Nigeria, former beauty queen, Munachi Abii (known now as just “Muna”) has put out her first song as a solo rap artiste.  Muna’s first solo effort is titled “I Feel Real (The David Guetta Mix)” and this techno rap genre is going to be her thing as she plans to go the international route. Muna is already recording her debut album, featuring collaborations with Nigerian and foreign artistes from Lagos to California. She’s already in the studio now with producer J Sleek and plans to record with other producers in Atlanta and Los Angeles in the coming months.
Her yet untitled album is going to be a mix of techno rap and a fusion of genres to create a sound unique to her but universally acceptable. Muna, who recently signed a multi-year deal with The RMG Company is finally breaking out of the ‘just a pretty face’ box that most former beauty queens are categorised. According RMG’s Ayo Shonaiya “This girl is properly insane when she’s in the vocal booth, and the plan is to make her a worldwide star”.
Next up is her appearance on Michael Word’s song Pop Sugar, which was produced by Sarz. Michael Word is also signed to The RMG Company.
Listen to this song and please share your thoughts.
Muna Cover for NJO OFFICIAL RELEASE: Muna   I Feel Real (The David
 Guetta Mix)
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Conflicting and confusing reports coming in from Abuja has it that Mister Incredible, M.I, the premier artist of CHOCOLATE CITY MUSIC has thrown the rank and file of the record label into confusion by announcing that he wants to pursue a career in the movies.

As it is now, he may already even taken part in a film production because we immediately called him to confirm and this is what he said: “I think it’s about time for me to try something else and acting is something I’ve always had a passion for and I think it’s time for me to explore that area. I know my fans will love my new movie coming out and although this may not be final, I will no longer be doing music for the time being.”

As far-fetched as this may sound for a rapper who quickly rose to the top of Nigerian music scene with just one album in the space of one year, close sources to CHOCOLATE CITY MUSIC where he and his brother Jesse Jags and Ice Prince are signed on are saying that M.I actually put this request in writing. A call to Mr. Audu Maikori, the head honcho of the Abuja-based label, didn’t fully clear the air because while he didn’t outrightly dismiss the story he admitted that M.I has actually requested that the November release date for his sophomore album, M.I 2, be shifted indefinitely for the meantime. Further questions as to whether M.I would be fully quitting the label went unreplied.

M.I who first came to limelight in 2008 with the release of his debut album, TALK ABOUT IT, has been on top of his game and emerged as arguably the best rapper in the country. He is also the highest ranking Nigerian rapper in the recently released MNET AFRICA list of the ten best African rappers. He is widely respected in the Nigerian music industry and legend has it that TALK ABOUT IT sold 30 000 copies in the first 30 minutes of its release in 2008. He has also won numerous awards with it.

No More Free Music On Air From October 1st – COSON

Mr Chinedu Chukwuji (COSON Acting General Manager), Chief Tony Okoroji (COSON Chairman), Mr. Kehinde Oyeleke (Managing Partner)
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole government approved collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings has announced that come October 1, 2010, the era of free music on Nigerian air waves and in public places will be gone forever. The announcement was made by COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, at the Boardroom of the society in Lagos during the signing of a royalty collection agreement between COSON and Olusola Adekanola & Co, one of the nation’s foremost indigenous firms of chartered accountants.
By the agreement, the skills and resources of the two organizations are being aggregated to ensure that starting October 1, no organization using music in a commercial setting or in public anywhere in Nigeria is allowed to do so without the payment of copyright royalties as required by law. According to Okoroji, “The time has finally come for everyone to do their duty. We have respected the users of music. We expect them to reciprocate that respect. Any of them that is not licensed by October 1 may be attracting sanctions from us or will be exposed to the full weight of the other tools in our tool box”
At the agreement signing ceremony during the week, Chief Okoroji said that the choice of Olusola Adekanola & Co for the COSON assignment was based on the firm’s proven capacity to deliver. He said that their mandate is to use their nationwide infrastructure to reach every nook and cranny of Nigeria and collect the money due to long suffering Nigerian copyright owners. He added that beyond the collection of revenue, COSON is very mindful of the prudent, professional and transparent management of the copyright royalties collected so that at the end of the day the real copyright owners are not short changed.
The implication of the new regime is that from October 1 all broadcast media organizations, hotels, restaurants, event venues, advertising companies, banks, telecoms establishments, airlines, road transporters, oil companies and such other enterprises in Nigeria which use music in any way to aid their operations will be made to comply with the Copyright Act or face legal consequences.

SPANKING NEW VIDEO: Harry Song – I’m In Love.

Harry SOng.
Harry Song is fast rising singer/songwriter/voice coach and performer. His debut album is tentatively titled ‘Intro (Testify)’. The video is directed by South Africa based production company, Tough Sunday Productions and It was shot in Nigeria.
Listen/Download Harry Song – I’m in Love Audio here:

Desmond Elliot Is A Dad. Wife Gives Birth To Second Set of Twins!

Desmond and wife.
Actor and Director Desmond Elliot is a dad as his wife gave birth to a set of twins – a boy and a girl yesterday on thursday, 16th of September.
This would be the second set of twins for the actor and his wife. Three year ago, his wife gave birth to their first twin – Desmond Jr and Denzel. Mother and babies are said to be fine and recuperating.
Colleague of his and actress Uche Jumbo took to Twitter to announce her excitement for the actor – she wrote thus: “Just woke up with gd news fr ma brother fr another mother! Oh my God! Looks like I am a godmother@deselliot”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Young H.... An art to watch out for!!

Young H's, real name is Jeremiah Audu, a 23 year old  prolific rapper, but unlike most outgoing rappers, Young H's rap is centered on the gospel. He Started rapping professionally in 2006. Although he didn't start with gospel rap. In his words,  "I got saved while facing a major challenge in life and ever since then its been God or nothing". He is also into acting, He featured on Mnet's Tinsel (the first Nigerian International soap-opera). But spends more of his time on my music. A great performer who has been invited to perform at shows, youth programmes and events within Nigeria, Young H is a university drop out, but unlike other dropout's he states "I'm channeling the energy to positivity. I'm also planning to return to school anytime soon".
Young H is the artiste behind the hit track Church Boy Fresh which is making waves in some states around Nigeria. "I call it a swag I invented, to show others that you could still be fly as a church boy and keep it fresh". His promo album dropped in August 2010, and it is called Church Boy Fresh. It also features r'n'b artiste LYRICS.
I got love for all my fans and forever give the glory to God.

Facebook:  Jeremiah Young H Audu
Twitter:  @youngh_audu

Prayer is not the Answer

Sam Adeyemi
Prayer is good no doubt, however, in most areas of life, prayer is not always required. There are a lot of people who pray to God regularly with no change or improvement in their circumstances. This is because as much as God is all-powerful and can do all things, we have a part to play. Anyone who only prays without corresponding action will live a life of mediocrity. We abdicate our responsibility by asking God, through prayer, to do what we should do. God will not do for you what you can do for yourself. There are ways we can resolve issues instead of praying non-stop about them. God has endowed us with the power and creative ability we need to deal with life’s issues. Here are some of the things we ought to do rather than just praying about them:- Help people in need, if you have the capacity to do so, rather than just praying about their issues. Give a hungry person food not prayers. · Appreciate people by saying thank you whenever you have been shown any goodness. Ingratitude closes the doors of opportunity and prayer will not open them. · Where we need to add value to our lives, prayer will not suffice. Get an education or more education and don’t pray only. · Be humble. James 4: 6; the prayer of the proud will not be answered because God resists the proud. · Maintain personal hygiene and strive to look good all the time. Prayer will not solve the problem of achieving a decent appearance. · Prayer is not the answer to prospering financially rather obey the command ‘Give’ Luke 6: 38. Pay your tithes and give offerings. · Associate with the right set of people. Surround yourself with visionaries. Your life will not change or improve until you change your circle of influence. · Speak the right words because words are creative. Our words create our destinies. After you’ve prayed speak positive words. More prayers will not make any difference. · Forgiveness is required for prayers to be answered. Unforgiveness hinders our prayers from being answered. Matthew 6: 15 · Form the habit of saving part of what you earn; if you don’t save money, prayer will not help in times of hardship. · Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 19: 19. Where love is needed, prayer is not the answer. Prayer will not avail much when love is needed. · Do not be stuck with the age barrier. Your solution to a problem might be with a younger person but trying to hold your position of seniority might deprive you of it while the problem lingers, prayer is not the answer. It is not by age but by grace. Job 32; 6-9. · Deal with wickedness if you choose to have peace. Here also prayer will not suffice. The wicked person can never have peace. · Where obedience is required, prayer is not the answer. Obey God, obey authority figures. Disobedience is as the sin of witchcraft. · Learn to apologize whenever you are wrong; say sorry! Prayer will not replace an apology. Don’t stop communing with God through prayer but learn to do your part by acting and God will do His.


The 2010 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards nominees list is out. P square, Banky W and JJC are nominated for Best African act category at awards which will take place at Liverpool Echo Arena on the 20th Oct,2010.


Best Newcomer

Tinie Tempah

Professor Green

Best U.K. Act

Tinie Tempah

Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Roll Deep
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Plan B
Leona Lewis

Best Song

Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha – “Dirty Picture”

Tinie Tempah – “Pass Out”
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson – “Playing With Fire”
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang, Bang, Bang”
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett – “I Need You Tonight”

Best U.K. R&B/Soul


Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
Plan B

Best U.K. Hip Hop/Grime


Professor Green

Best International Act


Alicia Keys
Jay Z
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Jason Derulo
Lil Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz

Best Reggae

Damian Marley

Vybz Kartel

Best Album

Plan B – “The Defamation of Strickland Banks” (679/Atlantic)

JLS – “JLS” (Epic)
N-Dubz “Against All Odds” (UMTV)
Chipmunk -”I Am Chipmunk” (Jive/Columbia)
Dizzee Rascal – “Tongue in Cheek” (Dirtee Stank)

Best Video

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang, Bang, Bang”

Tinie Tempah ft Labrinth – “Frisky”
Tinchy Stryder – “You’re Not Alone”
Alesha Dixon – “Drummer Boy”
Dizzee Rascal – “Dirtee Disco”

‎​Best African Act

K’Naan (Somalia)

P-Square (Nigeria)
Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)
JJC (Nigeria)
Banky W. (Nigeria)
Concha Buika (Equatorial Guinea)
Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia)
Wanlov the Kubolor (Ghana)
Angélique Kidjo (Benin)
M3NSA (Ghana)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)
Tinny (Ghana)
Waldemar Bastos (Zimbabwe)
Staff Benda Bilili (Congo-Kinshasa)
BLK JKS (South Africa)

Best Gospel Act

Faith Child

Guvna B
Rachel Kerr
Jake Isaac
Beverley Trotman

Best Jazz Act

Robert Glasper

Brad Mehldau
John McLaughlin