Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars 2011 Winners list

As expected, "The King's Speech," was the big winner at Sunday's Academy Awards. The biopic snagged four statuettes including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Original Screnplay.

Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her portrayal as a ballet dancer in "Black Swan." The early front-runner to the Oscars -- "The Social Network" managed to win only two Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

Melissa Leo and Christian Bale both won Best Supporting Actress and Actor awards  for their roles in the gritty drama "The Fighter."

The complete winner list is as follows:

Best Picture
"The King's Speech," Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

Achievement in directing
"The King's Speech," Tom Hooper

Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in "The Fighter"

Actress in a Leading Role
Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"

Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"

Animated Feature Film
"How to Train Your Dragon" Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
"The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet
"Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

Achievement in Art Direction
"Alice in Wonderland"

Achievement in Cinematography
"Inception," Wally Pfister

Costume Design
"Alice in Wonderland," Colleen Atwood

Documentary (Feature)
"Inside Job," Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

Documentary (Short Subject)
"Strangers No More"

Film Editing
"The Social Network"

Foreign Language Film
"In a Better World," Denmark

"The Wolfman," Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
"The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Short Film (Animated)
"The Lost Thing," Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Short Film (Live Action)
"God of Love," Luke Matheny

Sound Editing
"Inception," Richard King

Sound Mixing
"Inception," Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

Visual Effects
"Inception," Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"The Social Network," Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Writing (Original Screenplay)
"The King's Speech," Screenplay by David Seidler

Display of Shame as Bode George is Released.

Bode George, erstwhile and convicted chairman of Nigeria Port Authority was being released from jail after serving out his 2 year jail sentence. Ordinarily this would not attract any attention but for the pomp and fanfare that was displayed by some shameless people as if he was returning from somewhere other than jail; PDP flags flying all over the place and I gather that even Mr President has said his party, the PDP, sent a high powered delegation to welcome him. This has shown that neither Jonathan or PDP is interested in stamping out corruption in this country. It is clear now that only the citizens of this country can free themselves from the shackles of corruption and under-development. Tell everybody you know to do whatever they can to legitimately to frustrate this shameless display of insensitivity. Educate people in your neighbourhood that this is wrong and must not be allowed to pass. The message these vipers are sending to the youth of this country is that corruption pays and it is ok to steal public funds and abuse positions of trust. We cannot let this message be passed without doing what we can to show that it is wrong. God Bless Nigeria.

Nigerian Funmi Olopade Appionted by Obama as member America’s National Cancer Advisory Board

Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics, Associate Dean for Global Health, and Director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at the University of Chicago. She is also a practicing clinician and Director of the University's Cancer Risk Clinic. In her clinical work, Dr. Olopade is an authority on cancer risk assessment, prevention, and individualized treatment based on risk factors and quality of life. She also works with educators, doctors, government officials and pharmaceutical companies to improve access to quality education and medical care in low-income communities. Dr. Olopade has received numerous professional honors and awards, including the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ASCO Young Investigator Award, the James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, and the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, among others. She holds an M.B.B.S. from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, completed her residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Chicago.

Twitter Battles: Rihanna and Ciara

Sometimes when celebrities behave badly, it is awesome. Like the Twitter war that went on between Ciara and Rihanna. It all started when Rihanna apparently ignored Ciara during the NBA allstars game last weekend. But then Ciara went on Joan Rivers' TV show and talked smacked. Which led us to Twitter awesomeness…

Of course, the back story is useful. According to MediaTakeout:

⁠So we know what you're wondering . . . WHY WAS RIHANNA acting shady towards Ciara during All Star Weekend. Well according to a snitch, Rihanna was in the VIP section of LeBron James and Jay Z's two king's party, along with other celebs and LeBron's fiance Savannah. Well word is that Ciara, who is one of LeBron's many JUMPOFFS, tried to make her way into the VIP section. Rihanna (andmany other celebs) thought that it was very CLASSLESS and DISRESPECTFUL for Ciara to invade Savannah's space like that. And they all shunned CiCi.

If that's the case, it makes sense that RiRi wasn't so polite. But more importantly, Ciara airing her grievances to Joan Rivers was lame. Watch the vid:

And it's understandable that Rihanna would be annoyed. But her Twitter responses are awesome.

And Obafemi did it for Birmingham City's 2-1 win over Arsenal

Obafemi Martins pounced on a calamitous Arsenal defensive mix-up two minutes from time as Birmingham City claimed their first major silverware since 1963 by winning the Carling Cup at Wembley.

Martins, on loan from Rubin Kazan, took advantage of a fatal communication breakdown between Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny to strike the late blow that clinched victory for Blues boss Alex McLeish and his men, sending their supporters into ecstasy.

The striker, on as substitute for Keith Fahey, had the simplest of chances after Koscielny attempted to clear when Szczesny came to collect Nikola Zigic's tame header to extend the north Londoners' six-year wait for a trophy.

Zigic gave Birmingham a first-half lead but Robin van Persie's spectacular volley restored parity before the interval in an enthralling Wembley final.

In contrast to the crestfallen figure of Szczesny, Birmingham were indebted to their keeper Ben Foster - penalty shoot-out hero of Manchester United's win in this competition in 2009 - for a magnificent display that rightly earned him the man-of-the match award.

Foster was outstanding throughout, denying Samir Nasri on three occasions and also saving splendidly from Andrey Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner.

Birmingham, who also hit the woodwork through Fahey, were a model of determination and resilience as well as positive intent and their success is a tribute to the outstanding work of manager McLeish.

Defender Roger Johnson was another commanding figure and all the bravery displayed by him and his team-mates in the face of a late Arsenal onslaught was rewarded in sensational circumstances in the dying moments.

Arsenal, robbed of captain Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott through injury, never hit the heights and that moment of defensive madness means Wenger has still not laid his hands on a trophy since winning the FA Cup against Manchester United in 2005.


Beauty of the Day: Miss Doyin Adeyeye

Lovely smile... Wouldn't you say?

Brandy Gets Some Sugar

Here's Brandy getting some suspect swirl-y sugar on the red carpet at Rolling Stone's Awards Weekend Bash.

Why do we call it suspect? Brandy's little moments with Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing With The Stars.

Chris Breezy Goes Blonde

So… this is Breezy's new look.

It's not clear whether this is for a role, a video, permanent or temporary, but he posted this photo via twitpic saying no more than: "Look at me now."

Are you feeling Breezy's Blondie steez???

AMAA Awards, 2011 Nominations List

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has unveiled its nomination for its 2011 awards.

The prestigious award ceremony has gained recognition with six past editions and will be held in Yenegoa, Bayelsa on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

This year's nominations list shows a huge variety of awards unlike its previous editions as categories like 'Best Diaspora Documentary', 'Best Make Up', 'Best Nigerian Film' have been included.

Nigeria's presence is heavily felt as Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji has been nominated in the 'Best actress In a Leading Role' category for the movie 'Tango With Me'. Omoni Oboli has also been nominated in the same category for the movie 'Anchor Baby' and director Lonzo Nzekwe in the 'Best Film for African Abroad' category for the same movie.

Other popular Nigerian nominees are Tina Mba, Antar Laniyan and Jeta Amata.

Here is the full nominations list:

Best Short Film

Bougfen – Petra Baninla Sunjo (Cameroun)
Weakness – Wanjiru Kairu (Kenya)
No Jersey No Match – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria)
Duty – Mak Kusare (Nigeria)
Bonlambo – Zwe Lesizwe Ntuli (South Africa)
Zebu And The Photofish – Zipporah Nyarori (Kenya)
Dina – Mickey Fonseca (Mozambique)
Allahkabo – Bouna Cherif Fofana (Togo)

Best Short Documentary

Symphony Kinsasha – Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (Congo)
Naija Diamond (Feature On Dr. Rahmat Mohammed) – Nform Leonard (Nigeria)
After The Mine – Diendo Hamadi & Dinta Wa Lusula (Drc)
Stepping Into The Unknown – Rowena Aldous & Jill Hanas-Hancock (South Africa)
Yeabu's Homecoming – Jenny Chu (Sierraleone)

Best Documentary

Kondi Et Le Jeudi Nationale – Ariana Astrid Atodji (Cameroun)
Headlines In History – Zobby Bresson (Kenya)
Co-Exist – Adam Mazo (Rwanda)
State Of Mind- Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)
Naija Diamonds- Nfrom Leonard (Nigeria)

Best Diaspora Feature

Suicide Dolls – Keith Shaw (Usa)
Tested – Russell Costanzo (Usa)
Nothing Less -Wayne Saunders (Uk)
The Village -Wayne Saunders (Uk)

Best Diaspora Documentary

Stuborn As A Mule – Miller Bargeron Jr & Arcelous Deiels (Usa)
Momentum – Zeinabu Irene Davis (Usa)
If Not Now – Louis Haggart (Usa)
Motherland – Owen Alik Shahadah (Usa)
Changement – Chiara Cavallazi (Italy)

Best Diaspora Short Film

Cycle – Roy Clovis (Usa)
Under Tow – Miles Orion Feld (Usa)
Habitual Aggression – Temi Ojo (Usa)
Little Soldier – Dallas King (Usa)
The New N Word – Sowande Tichawonna (Usa)
Precipice – Julius Amedume (Uk)

Best Film For African Abroad

Anchor Baby – Lonzo Nzekwe (Nigeria/Canada)
In America: The Story Of The Soul Sisters- Rahman Oladigbolu (Nigeria/Usa)
Mirror Boy – Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/Uk)
Africa United – Debs Gardner-Brook (Rwanda/Uk)

Best Production Design

Tango With Me
Viva Riva
6 Hours To Christmas

Best Costume Design

Sinking Sands

Best Make Up

Sinking Sands
A Private Storm
Viva Riva
A Small Town Called Descent

Best Soundtrack

Who Owns Da City
A Small Town Called Descent

Best Achievement In Sound

Sinking Sands
Shirley Adams
Izulu Lami
Viva Riva
Tango With Me

Best Cinematography

Soul Boy
Sinking Sands
Shirley Adams
Izulu Lami

Best Nigerian Film

Maami – Tunde Kelani
Aramotu – Niji Akanni
Tango With Me – Mahmood Ali- Balogun
Inale – Jeta Amata
A Private Storm – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun/Ikechukwu Onyeka

Best Film In African Language

Aramotu – Niji Akanni (Nigeria)
Izulu Lami – Madoda Ncayiyana (South Africa)
Soul Boy- Hawa Essuman (Kenya)
Suwi – Musola Catherine Kaseketi (Zambia)
Fishing The Little Stone – Kaz Kasozi (Uganda)

Best Child Actor

Sobahle Mkhabase (Thembi), Tschepang Mohlomi (Chili-Bite) And Sibonelo Malinga(Khwezi) – Izulu Lami
Eriya Ndayambaje – Dudu In Africa United
Jordan Ntunga – Anto In Viva Riva
Ayomide Abatti – Young Kashi In Maami
Benjamin Abemigish a- Zebu In Zebu And The Photofish
Shantel Mwabi – Bupe In Suwi

Best Young Actor

Yves Dusenge (Child Soldier) And Roger Nsengiyumua (Footballer) – Africa United
Samson Odhiambo And Leila Dayan Opou – Soul Boy
Edward Kagutuzi – Mirror Boy
Donovan Adams – Shirley Adams
Junior Singo – Hopeville

Best Actor In Supporting Role

Osita Iheme – Mirror Boy
Hoji Fortuna – Viva Riva
Mpilo Vusi Kunene – A Small Town Called Descent
John Dumelo – A Private Storm
Desmond Dube – Hopeville

Best Actress In Supporting Role

Mary Twala – Hopeville
Joyce Ntalabe – The Rivaling Shadow
Marlene Longage – Viva Riva
Tina Mba -Tango With Me
Yvonne Okoro – Pool Party

Best Actor In Leading Role

Themba Ndaba – Hopeville
Patsha Bay – Viva Riva
Jimmy Jean-Louis – Sinking Sands
Ekon Blankson – Checkmate
Antar Laniyan – Yemoja

Best Actress In Leading Role

Idiat Shobande -Aramotu
Omoni Oboli- Anchor Baby
Manie Malone – Viva Riva
Amake Abebrese- Sinking Sands
Denise Newman -Shirley Adams
Genevieve Nnaji – Tango With Me

Best Director

Soul Boy – Hawa Essuman
Shirley Adams – Oliver Hermanus
Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Aramotu – Niji Akanni
A Small Town Called Descent – Jahmail. X. T Qubeka
Sinking Sands – Leila Djansi

Best Film

Viva Riva – Djo Tunda Wa Munga (Congo)
Sinking Sands – Leila Djansi (Ghana)
Aramotu – Niji Akanni (Nigeria)
Soul Boy – Hawa Essuman (Kenya)
Hopeville – John Trengove (South Africa)
A Small Town Called Descent – Jahmil X.T Qubeka (South Africa)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Worlds Most Expensive Tie $220,000

At the time, the tie cost Rs 1 crore, which equals 100 lakhs, which also equals 10 million rupees. I guess that's the Indian monetary system's way of keeping things simple? No matter how you cut it, 10 million rupees is approximately $220,000 and that's one hell of a tie.

Although it doesn't look very fashionable, believe me, in India it gets you mad dowry, son.

Worlds Most Expensive Shirts

This piece of white shirt from Eton has been certified as the most expensive shirt in the world, costing around $44740 USD.

The Worlds Most Expensive Bag valued at $3.8m

Ladies, it is time to loosen those purse strings and get ready to swoon as Dubai welcomes the latest blingalicious manmade wonder tonight, in the form of the world's most expensive handbag.

The 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is valued at only a cool $3.8 million, encrusted with more than 4,517 diamonds.

Designed by the House of Mouawad, tonight's unveiling at The Dubai Mall at 7.30pm will allow you to take a closer look at the flash in the heart-shaped bag, complete with 105 yellow, 56 pink and 4.356 colourless diamonds – all weighing a whopping 381.92 carats.

If this isn't bling, then we don't know what is

Beyonce Goes Black for Fela

Just like her husband, Jay Z who proudly invested so much into the Fela on the Broadway project, Africa-American star, Beyonce Knowles has also honoured Afro beat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti in the 'spirit' of glamour and 'Africanness'.

Beyonce is featured on the cover of L'officiel magazine march edition looking darker and pumping the attire of a complete African woman. It would be recalled that Jayz, actor Will smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith reportedly invested about $1 million USD into the News York production of Fela on the Broadway.

This is a great touch and most people are proud that International stars are keeping alive the memories of Fela, the great music legend who fought against looting of funds by public office holders and their associates. Fela arrested and beaten several times for daring to speak against misrule and injustice. His house was burnt and his mother died as a result of one of the invasions of soldiers to his home in 1978. Fela Died in 1997  and his son, Femi has taken over from where he stopped. Though many believe that Femi is less outspoken compared to his father, he has built a multimillion Naira New Afrikan Shrine where thousands of Afro beat lovers go. Fela's sister, Yeni Kuti is the Chief Executive of Felabration, an annual week to celebrate the remembrance .

Rough Play (Funny Picture)

I call this ere pa, yoruba for "rough play).. Practically joking to hug a transformer.

Face of Kidnapper Nanny

Enioluwa, a 10mnth old baby was kidnapped/stolen in Lagos for up to 2wks now with the help of his nanny. We need to engage any means possible so the culprits would be arrested no matter what. If spotted, please conduct a citizens arrest or contact the nearest police station with information. Thank you.


Mrs. Julius Agwu and daughter at Abuja Festival of love - niiiice.

Bode George to be released Saturday

After completing a two year jail term at PDP maximum prison, PDP chieftain, Bode George will be released February 26th.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Launch of Koko Mobile

Koko mobile was launched recently - here are pictures from the launcheon.

Nneka features in Bantu's Waiting, lands movie role

The official video for Bantu's 'Waiting' featuring Nneka is out. The two did the song for the movie 'Relentless' where Nneka also makes her acting debut. Written and directed by Nigeria's Andy Amadi Okoroafor, Relentless is "a haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery that explores Africa's throbbing megacity Lagos, and the effects of war and loss.

Segun Arinze and wife welcome baby boy

Segun Arinze's new wife Julie has given birth to the couple's first child together, a boy. She put to bed on Thursday Feb 10, 2011 while on official assignment in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The AGN president has a daughter with ex-wife Anne Njemanze and another child from a previous relationship.

Nelly and Kelly on Movie set

Kelly Rowland and Nelly are getting that "old thang back" and rekindling their love-song-collabo-ness. We have some exclusive pics from the set of their new video "Gone" shot in Cancun, Mexico.

Chris Brown Releases New Album Tracklisting⁠

'F.A.M.E' is the name…

R&B crooner Chris Brown has recently released the tracklisting for his forthcoming album, F.A.M.E.

The Deuces hit-maker is to release the 17-track offering in March and will feature some well-known names, such as Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, Justin Bieber and many more. 


 1. 'Deuces' Feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall

2. 'Up 2 You'

3. 'No Bullshit'

4. 'Look At Me Now' Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

5. 'She Ain't You'

6. 'Say It With Me'

7. 'Yeah 3x'

8. 'Next 2 You' Feat. Justin Bieber

9. 'All Back'

10. 'Wet The Bed' Feat. Ludacris

11. 'Oh My Love'

12. 'Should've Kissed You'

13. 'Beautiful People' Feat. Benny Benassi

Deluxe Edition:
14. 'Bomb' Feat. Wiz Khalifa

15. 'Love Them Girls' Feat. Game

16. 'Paper, Scissors, Rock' Feat. Big Sean & Timbaland

17. 'Beg For It' 


Kanye West Hits Studio With Justin Bieber⁠

As we previously reported, the Power rapper and Justin were set to work on new material for the Biebsters new LP, and judging by Kanye's picture, it seems they have already started on the project.

In the snap, the duo appear to be working on music together, as Yeezy accompanied the image with the comment: "My new beat protégé".

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Black Eyed Peas talk new single!

The Black Eyed Peas have released their new single, "Just Can't Get Enough." We caught up with Taboo, who told us the story behind the song.

"It's basically paying homage to a woman either a girlfriend or a wife, someone you're really interested into getting to know and you just say, 'yo I just can't get enough of you you're like everything that I've ever dreamed about I just can't get enough, you're like the ultimate drug.'"

The Black Eyed Peas' first single off their album The Beginning, "The Time (Dirty Bit)," ticks up 10 spots to number nine on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Darey's Combo with Chamillionaire

We gather American rapper and indie record label owner Chamillionaire, who is of Nigerian descent has recorded a remix to Darey's single 'The Way You Are'.

Darey says he was contacted via the internet for the remix and it is gathered that Chamillionaire would include a bit of  Yoruba in his rap.

Darey's Double Dare new album would be released on Monday February 28, 2011 and the double album would feature Psquare, Mo'Cheddah and Timaya.

On Chamillionaire, he says, 'we hooked up on Twitter. He liked the beats to 'The way you are' and wanted to be on a remix. I was happy to oblige. And I'm still amazed by what we were able to come up with. I Hope you like it!'


FC Copenhagen 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea eased the pressure on manager Carlo Ancelotti as they cruised to a win over Copenhagen in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

Nicolas Anelka seized on a misplaced pass from ex-Blues winger Jesper Gronkjaer to fire the visitors ahead.

The Premier League club added to their lead when Frank Lampard's reverse pass found Anelka and he drove in a second.

Ancelotti's men were dominant but £50m striker Fernando Torres could not register his first goal for the club.

It was all too easy for Chelsea as the lacklustre Danish champions looked every bit like a team that had not played a competitive game since 7 December because of their league's winter break.

With the visitors desperate to keep alive their Champions League hopes after being knocked out of the FA Cup last Saturday and their chances of defending their Premier League crown seemingly over, Copenhagen had a chance to add to Chelsea's misery.

Instead, a timid home side stood off their opponents and the Blues were too good not to take advantage and earn a commanding lead for the return leg at Stamford Bridge on 16 March.

Breaking news, Obafemi Awolowo University Closed down

O.A.U would be closed down later today due to the S.U.G protests over acceptance fees. Students Protests have begun and in the words of a student, (names withheld) "Its crazy how the fate of thousands rest on the mindless decisions of a few motherless cretins"..


Showing Poise and Class, Mayowa Alatishe shows the celebs how its done.


Information reaching us suggests that 'O4kasibe' singer and producer is no longer signed to Edlyne Records. The parties parted ways on good grounds as it was the record label boss that broke the news earlier in the week saying:  "Both parties felt it is time to move on."

DJ Zeez was signed to Edlyne in 2008 with his hugely successful album 'O4kasibe' having hits like 'fokasibe', 'Bobee fc' and the soccer inspired 'Omoge manchester'. New singles from the singer would be released shortly taking the artiste's label imprint.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Nadia was stunning just as she was elated, storming the opening ceremony of the 19TH Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Califonia,USA recently.

Looking graceful with an electrifying whims of elegance trailing her appearance on the Red Carpet at the Culver Plaza Thearter, venue of the film festival in California, TT gathered that Nadia was the cynosure of all eyes. She adorned an Oscar De La Renta gown and fits perfectly into her body and shape. Just like what she wore to the MTV Africa Music Awards in Lagos some months back.

Nadia is one of the biggest names in Nollywood today and she has starred in movies such as Beyonce and Rihanna, President's Daughter and so on.


Fola Adeola, Ribadu's ACN Running Mate

Mr. Afolabi Tajudeen Adeola, former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc,  former chairman of the National Pension Commission (Pencom), and former member on the (Tony) Blair Commission on Africa, has been named the running mate of ACN presidential candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. - ThisDay

Jennifer Hudson readies “Where You At” video

We've just learned Jennifer Hudson is gearing up to release the video to her new single, "Where You At," very soon. The American Idol alumna has teamed with Anthony Mandler to direct the clip, which premieres on Thursday on BET's 106 & Park. In related news, fans can expect the singer to issue her sophomore album, I Remember Me, on March 22nd.

The album is currently available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes.

Modupe Ozolua models nude

Mania Magazine launch took place at the Federal Palace Hotel on Sunday, 20th February 2010. Mania Magazine is published by Kelechi Amadi-Obi. It was attended by celebrities like Kate Henshaw, Designer Deola Sagoe, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi and actress Rita Dominic.

The debut cover which would be on stand in April features Modupe Ozolua without  shirt on the cover. Why Modupe Ozolua should interest you? She claims to help people "achieve an admirable weight, attain the best standard of beauty and be fashionable without regard to age"

She is the CEO of Body Enhancement limited and founder and president of Body Enhancement Annual Reconstructive Surgery (BEARS) Foundation in Nigeria.

The magazine was on sale at a launch price of 5,000 naira but would be on sale in stands come March for a thousand naira.

Nicki Minaj Has No Time For Love

Nicki Minaj doesn't have time for romance at the moment, as she only interacts with the people who work for her.

The US rapper admitted she is so busy with her career that she doesn't have time for a relationship at the moment, and she only manages to interact with the people who work for her. She explained: "I have no romance in my life at all, and it's not important to me right now. I have love for people who are on my team that I see every day and for my family, that's what makes me do what I do.

"I also have love for people that I interact with. If I have too much of the romantic love, I feel like it will distract me. Right now I feel like a robot."

Despite having no time for her own relationships, the 'Your Love' hitmaker believes her music is great for strong, powerful women who want to gain confidence around men.

She said: "Girls tell me this all the time, 'Whenever I feel like a bad b***h I play your music. "I want girls to get confidence listening to me. I want them to feel like they don't have to play second fiddle to a boy."

Ty Bello Returns

'Greenland' singer and professional photographer TY Bello has returned with a new record Produced, Mixed and Mastered by the same man that produced 'greenland' M.O.S.A. "The Future" is written by TY Bello. The former KUSH singer's new single is as inspirational as her debut. It also has a remix that features Mr Fischer.

Darey's Double Dare Album Drops

The twin album DOUBLE DARE drops on February 28.

Volume 1 tilted 'HEART' will see Darey exploring the true R&B genre he started with and has been known for along the years, with slow and mid tempo melodies not leaving out some Highlife fusion tracks as well.

Volume 2 titled 'BEAT' on the other hand contains up-tempo songs which will show another side of Darey, as he uses his vocal prowess to take on rhythmic dance tunes filled with heavy percussions and catchy

Friday, February 18, 2011


Whiz Kid and Oleku Crooner, Ice Prince Zammani chilling somewhere in North London.

Kanye West teams with Katy Perry for new vid

Katy Perry's video for her new single, "E.T.," features Kanye West. The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who has directed clips for David Bowie and Björk, and was at the helm of the Kristen Stewart/Dakota Fanning film The Runaways. "E.T." is the fourth single off Katy's GRAMMY-nominated album, Teenage Dream. The album's previous three singles, "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream" and "Firework," all peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Katy the first female artist in 11 years to score three chart-topping singles from one album. Perry will kick off her California Dreams World Tour on February 20th in Lisbon, Portugal.

Mo'Cheedah Strikes Million Naira Endorsement Deal

Mo'Cheedah may be on the verge of sealing an endorsement deal with a respectable Hair care product in Nigeria – the deal running into the sum of five million Naira (N5M).

Modupe Oreoluwa better known as Mo'Cheddah who is just 20 years old, in the past year moved up the radar in the speed of light, commanding much respect with her art; grabbing several nominations, awards and amassing massive airplay on radio and TV stations, including MTV Base.

'She's about the biggest and most trendy mainstream female act now that can appeal to the hair care brand's target. The company has been eyeing her for a while now and as it is now, I think the deal is almost done', an insider tells our sources.


Cossy on set of her new video

This is not a porn site!! I had to shout about that but I trust your judgements on what you feel about Cossy Orjiakor on the set of her new video.
Lest I say, the yapping begin!!

Jennifer Hudson on weight loss

Jennifer Hudson had no problem with her body -- but she's even happier now.

The "Dream Girls" star appeared on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Wednesday to discuss, among many things, her dramatic weight loss success story. Not that she's been shy about it -- Hudson is a national spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, having gone from a size 16 to a size 6.

"I just knew, after I had my baby, I just wanted my body back. Whatever body that was," she explained of her decision to lose the weight. "And then I realized [that] when I was pregnant, I was like, 'Man, I was wearing the same clothes I was wearing before I was pregnant.' That was kind of like a wake up call and I wanted to set a good example for my son."

Still, while the weight loss was exciting, Hudson said it doesn't define her.

"I was very comfortable. It wasn't that I couldn't do it, I just didn't see anything wrong with it. I still don't. I liked who I was then, and I like who I am now."

Still, following the initial weight loss, Hudson said she lost 20 more pounds, an impressive achievement.

Last week, Hudson appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to discuss the tragic murder of her family members.

Tuface plans a lounge in FESTAC, Lagos

Africa's legendary artiste Tuface who recently appeared on The award winnig Monique show in Atlanta, US is reportedly planning on opening a lounge in his favourite part of town in Lagos – Festac Town.

The Lounge would be called Hypertek. It is common knowledge that the singer has refused to move from Festac Town. The Lounge which would have a bar, VIP section, restaurant and dance floor would be open in close to his home in Festac Town.

He is said to have paid for the property and it would be open before the year runs out.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Matt and Rihanna romance Brews

Matt Kemp and Rihanna had a whirlwind romance…They were hot and heavy and then things cooled down when allegations of cheating surfaced on both sides..The two split back in early December and shut it down completely for several weeks…They started talking eventually and slowly started seeing each other again, but this time around, I'm being told they are keeping it under wraps…

Matt Kemp received a ton of negative attention over his relationship effecting his on-field performance…Kemp was interviewed on 710ESPN Los Angeles the other day where he was asked about Rihanna..He answered in present tense.."Ri is a great person, a great motivator, somebody that I love dearly and she help me to become a better person. My personal relationship has nothing to do with what I do on the field" My source tells me they are definitely dating again and are going to try their damnedest to keep a lid on it this time around.

Good for them if this is true…

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tinie Tempah takes home two Brit Awards

Tinie Tempah walked away with two prizes at this year's Brit awards, claiming best British breakthrough act and best single for Pass Out.

The coveted best British album gong went to Mumford and Sons for Sigh No More and Take That scooped the best British group trophy.

Plan B was named best British male and Laura Marling won the prize in the best female category.

There were also prizes for Rihanna, Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire.

The Canadian band's record, The Suburbs, won them the prize for best international album.

They also took home the award for best international group.

Tempah - real name Patrick Okogwu - was the most nominated artist of the night with four nods.

Picking up his first award, the star said: "I want to big up God and my family for sticking by me when times are hard."


Berlusconi slammed with charges yet again

Often the subject of international punchlines and tabloid fodder, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's troubles took a turn for the serious today when he was ordered to stand trial on charges he paid a 17-year-old Moroccan dancer nicknamed Ruby for sex, and then used his political influence to cover it up.

Though he's publicly slammed the charges, the oft-beleaguered Berlusconi could be barred permanently from public office if convicted, the Associated Press is reporting. Though his latest trial won't begin until April 6, the 74-year-old Italian premier is no stranger to legal battles, with his first well-publicized case dating back to mid-1994, shortly after he first entered politics that January.