Saturday, April 30, 2011


According to, Chris Brown has signed on to appearing in a new sketch comedy show called In The Flow With Affion Crockett. reports the series, which is being executive-produced by Jamie Foxx, will have a one-hour premiere on Sunday, August 14 th on FOX. A re-run will air on August 20 th at midnight. Crockett, who starred in Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out, did a spoof video for Brown's single, " Deuces." He renamed the song "Douche It."

Chris Brown Tweets Motivation

Wanna know what Chris Brown does during his downtime? When he isn't touring and performing in Australia, the singer actually spent time with kids with learning disabilities during a bowling trip in Sydney. In related news, the crooner has two performances left on his overseas outing. Brown recently tweeted, "Motivate yourself to do great In all aspects of life! We as a people are limitless.

J. Cole one of Vibe’s greatest MC’s under 30 has compiled a list of the Greatest Rappers Alive (Under 30!), which stirred up a lot of mixed opinions. J. Cole, who takes the number five slot on the list, has reacted by stating "Of course I wanted number one, but I know you got to do a lot more work for that... a lot more people got to hear your voice. Five is incredible for right now though. That's beautiful." Mind you, Jermaine does not even have an album out! In case you didn't see it, Nicki Minaj takes number four, Drake came in at three, Lupe Fiasco scored the number two slot and Lil Wayne took the top spot.

Ja Rule Promises To End Twitter War With 50 Cent

When it comes to hip-hop beefs, the one between Queens rappers Ja Rule and 50 Cent will go down as one of the biggest and most violent.
Though the feud has been mostly dormant for some years, 50 and Ja have gone tit for tat over Twitter, volleying barbs back and forth. Most recently, on March 23, 50 ridiculed Ja after news broke that Rule pleaded guilty to tax evasion. "I wouldn't expect anything different from a ho ass n---a like @50cent," Ja tweeted back.
On Wednesday's "RapFix Live," the former Murder Inc. MC told Sway he will no longer indulge in Twitter beef with the G-Unit General.
"Sway, I promise you, he can get on Twitter right now and say, 'Ja you bitch ass n---a,' and I'm gonna say, 'Good for you, young man. I wish you well,' " Ja said.
In addition to swearing off online disses, the "Put It on Me" rapper said while he doesn't regret being involved in a beef with 50, if he had the chance, he wouldn't have involved others like Game, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Lloyd Banks in his war. "I think a lot of people got wrapped up in my and 50's whole nonsense," Rule said. "For that, I would've done that differently, maybe. My beef was with one dude; I'mma keep it with that dude. I'm not gonna drag in this person and that person."
Overall, Ja said he's over the beef: "Those old feelings are gonna bring back more old emotions and more old feelings. "It's not important to me anymore."

Omotola rubs shoulder with international stars

The Nollywood ultimate diva and sex symbol, award winning actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde known as the first go to for deep hard to crack characters has once again brought to bear, her acting skills in the most awaited African movie "Ties that bind".  A compelling drama directed by Bafta award winning director Leila djansi. Acting alongside Omotola is four time NAACP image award winner, Hollywood's Kimberly Elise and Amaa New Best actress AMA k aberese. The stars who will be playing Theresa(Kimberly ellise), adobea (omotola j Ekeinde), bukin(AMA k) are three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the Women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate a dilapidated clinic for the villagers. In the words of the writer and director of the movie, it is all excitement and thrills working with the stellar cast. "I was looking for a cast that would carry the integrity of the work in performances and deliver bankability. Actors that will appeal to audiences across the globe! She said at the movie's World press conference in Ghana recently. The UN ambassador and singer, Omotola who just became the first African to walk the prestigious Red carpet at the just concluded 53 rd Grammy awards could not be reached as at press time as her management confirmed she had flown to London to start another Movie with British renowned actor and boxer Will Johnson an accomplished actor and entertainer known for his most memorable role in 'Cold Cases' and 'Waking the Dead'.


Nigerian rapper Chidera ' Chiddy ' Anamege of the hip-hop group Chiddy Bang on Thursday, April 28 , 2011 has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle with a record time of nine hours, 18 minutes and 22 seconds, beating the former record of nine hours and 16 minutes. Chiddy who used the MTV O Music Awards , as a platform to showcase this brilliant feat amazed guests as he rapped on different instrumentals provided by his producer partner. The rapper also used the opportunity to premiere his latest single ' No one like me ' to the guests that night. ' I freestyle probably, like, once a day. That's better than a lot of people, if you really think about it; I freestyle once a day for like 30 minutes straight ," Chiddy claimed. ' I never put myself to this maximum test, but it's very exciting for me', Chiddy said after the awards. Chiddy Bang is an American alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The duo who met in 2008 are yet to release their debut work but have gained recognition with the release of various mixtapes.

M.I., Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince & Brymo on BBC’s Tim Westwood Radio Show

For those who don't know M.I., Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz & Brymo had a sell out show last night at London's Indigo o2. Before the show the crew stopped by the veteran D J Tim Westwood 's BBC show. Now anyone who's anyone in Hip Hop goes on the Tim Westwod show when they are down in London. Jay Z, Kanye…they've all been on his show…he is the go to name for hip hop in the UK. The Choc Boiz getting on the show is HUGE! I dunno why he kept calling them Afro Beat artistes though…it's HipHop  Mr Westwood. And none of the choc boiz even corrected him. *sigh*

The Moment we’ve all been waiting for…Wedding of William & Katherine

After months of waiting the moment most people were waiting for is finally upon us, the bride Kate walking down the aisle of the Westminster Abbey by her father. Wearing a gorgeous dress designed by Sarah Burton for the house of Alexander McQueen. The dress itself features a lace applique of hand-cut flowers on the bodice and skirt. All fabrics used were made by British companies and included English lace and French Chantilly lace, ivory and white satin gazar with the underskirt made of silk tulle trimmed with Cluny lace. The back of the custom McQueen gown was finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops. Kate also wore hand-made McQueen shoes made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Her silk tulle veil was held in place by a  Cartier tiara, lent to bride by the  Queen . The official Royal Wedding website says the bride chose  Sarah Burton "for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing". The site  adds : "Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen's work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress." Prince William  arrived ahead of his bride in a red  Colonel of the Irish Guards uniform created by Savile Row tailors  Gieves & Hawkes , accented with a blue sash. Don't both he & Harry look dashing in uniform? Gosh I need a uniformed prince in my life…LOL (chanted a Naija lady). Kate Middleton leaves her hotel a commoner in a Rolls Royce Phantom accompanied by her father, and leaves the Abbey Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge …a Princess

Thursday, April 28, 2011


The search for the next top fashion designers and models has begun as N.O Blues Fashion Concert holds on Saturday, June 11 , 2011 at the Golden Tulip Hotel , Accra, Ghana. Rextra International , organizers of the upcoming event is set to ' showcase the 21 st century African fashion industry by way of giving opportunity for fashion designers and models to showcase their crafts for greater opportunities'. A spokesperson for Rextra,  Nnaemeka Onyeka says N.O Blues Fashion Concert will tour other African countries like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. And that's not all; the property, the producers say, will also be heading to the international regions such as the US and London which will be preceded by a fashion week to be held in Lagos in 2012.


Those very good bad guys, that brought us the track "Very good bad guy", have dropped a very good bad video! Sound Sultan has definitely been going very hard lately. The track is off his "Back From The Future" album which has a good number of hit tracks, including (but not limited to) Orobo and '2010′ with Mr Incredible. I would just love to see him bag a few awards for all his hard work. The video is by the talented Clarence Peters.

Jennifer Hudson: I Won’t Do "Playboy"

After losing over 80lbs on her Weight Watchers diet, Jennifer Hudson expressed her new found love for her size six, telling InStyle magazine, "I have a serious shopping problem now. It got to a point where I could barely get in my bedroom," referring to the massive clothes piling up in her house. She even says that her new bod is responsible for some changes she's noticed in her powerful vocal chords. Hudson tells British Daybreak, "When I was in high school, I could do (sing) the whole piano. Now that I've lost weight my voice is getting back to that same state." She also recently came under fire for some questionable comments she made concerning singers Beyoncé and Rihanna. While explaining that she wasn't interested in posing for Playboy, she mentioned the two superstars in a way that was totally misconstrued. "I love my new figure. All the fabulous clothes I can wear and get sent, I joke that I'm like a walking billboard now," she told The Daily Mirror. "But I won't be taking my clothes off – no way at all. Beyoncé and Rihanna can have that. I like to cover up more. I won't do Playboy. That's just not me." Hudson was later prodded via Twitter to further explain her comments, where she told fans they simply misunderstood her. "I think yal know me better than that. I love both Beyonce n Rihanna. I hate when people try to be messy . B n Ri know me better than that 2″.

Pharrell Williams Promotes a Greener Fashion Line

The music and fashion star introduces an eco-friendly product that offers clothing a longer shelf life. With over a decade of success in music, super-producer Pharrell Williams knows a thing or two about longevity. Now, the Virginia Beach native, who is part owner of the popular Billionaire Boys Club clothing line, is trying to bring the same prolonged existence to his latest fashion product, Return Textiles. Williams made an appearance on MSNBC yesterday, April 20, to endorse bionic yarn, a highly durable material made out of recycled plastic bottles. As part owner of Return Textiles, a developer and manufacturer of high-quality, ecologically sustainable yarns and fabrics, Williams and cofounder Tyson Toussant discussed the benefits of sustainable clothing on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Instead of creating a bigger carbon footprint, you could actually sustain by recycling," Williams said. "It's a cool movement. We're ambitious. We don't want to be in just fashion as we know it. We want to go into the armed services, the armed forces."  Downplaying the idea that he's becoming a champion of green politics, Williams said that the primary focus is on making quality products and not necessarily the eco-friendly element. Williams told The Associated Press that he "hates to put so much emphasis on the recycling part of it," because sustainability is simply an "added value" of using bionic yarn in the materials.

Mobb Deep, Free From G-Unit, Will Drop Independent EP

Prodigy might be busy promoting his new book, "My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy," but that doesn't mean he's lost his thirst for music. According to his partner-in-rhyme Havoc, Mobb Deep fans can expect to hear a new EP from the Queens duo this summer.
Their most-recent studio album, Blood Money, was released on 50 Cent's G-Unit Records back in 2006, but Havoc told MTV News that the deal has since expired due to a clause in the contract that allowed Mobb Deep to become free agents after 50's label was dropped from Interscope and switched to EMI as its distributor. Hav insists Mobb Deep and G-Unit are still on good terms, but this time out, the two-man rap group is looking to remain completely independent.
"I feel that we've been in the business long enough to totally know what to do," he said. "The whole thing right now is to really capitalize on our talent and what we do instead of having all these major labels take, take, take. We might as well reap the rewards of our success."
Havoc said the eight- to 10-song EP, which the group plans to call Mobb Deep, will drop in August and will be the first Mobb Deep project released since Prodigy was released from prison in March.
"Sometimes you have to man up and do you your own thing," Havoc told MTV News. "We can do this. We've been in the game for years, so it's like, 'Let's do it. The time is now.' "

Ini Edo Begins UN Work In Earnest

The 'ever green' in the day has nothing to do with the fact that a day before was her birthday, it has nothing to do with the fact that she was discharged from hospital that morning, or the fact that her husband and team (comprising of management company, publicist and few family and friends) were with her. No, it has everything to do with the fact that the day was the first day she would be carrying out her responsibility as Habitat Youth Envoy for United Nation. And the day her life literarily changed. 'I can't believe what am seeing, I find it hard to believe this kind of place exist in Nigeria. My perception of life has changed' she told media men on site. Her visit to LOTS Foundation at Dustbin Estate coincided with her birthday hence the gifts packs, t-shirts, food and gift items to the community leaders. But according to her publicist, Platform PR, the essence of the visit is not just birthday. 'Ini was appointed alongside two others (one Nollywood actor and one Bollywood actor) as ambassadors of the United Nation. Her responsibilities according to are to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Speaking on this new role Ini said 'being named a Special Youth Envoy for UN is one of the most interesting moments of my life, I know this ambassadorial role is not going to be an easy task, but it is a call to responsibility. Beyond acting and making people happy on the screen, we need to learn to stretch our hands and touch people's lives. Presently working on her new movie; 'I'll Take my Chances', it is giant strides all the way for Ini in 2011. ...

Cossy Orjiakor Releases Music Video… Me & You

... Cossy Orjiakor best known for her humongous boobs that she's not afraid to show off, and her pretty racy movie scene in itohan, releases a video for her song Me & You. Well… Well…. Just Drop your comments when you watch the video Directed by Cossy Orjiakor herself… Hey, why not?

R&B new-comer Rotimi Makes his Debut with The Resume on APRIL 27 , 2011

Fresh on the heels of the release of Rotimi's single, "Bottles" featuring Gucci Mane . Rotimi releases his long awaited debut project, "The Resume". This mixtape is brought to you by 103.5 Kiss FM radio personality, Boi Jeanius and BET 106 and Park's own, DJ L. The Resume is driven by the signature sultry soulful voice, fans have come to expect from Rotimi. Rotimi explains, The title, in one sense, refers to me reaching a milestone in my life graduating from Northwestern University and having to enter the workforce, with my resume – a collected body of work and on another note, each song on this project is a representation of a particular moment in my life, much like a formal resume would consist of all your work experience "The Resume" features collaborations from NBA player, Lou Williams of the 76 ers, Dawn Richards from (Diddy's Dirty Money) and  Gucci Mane . Nigerians doing fly things worldwide if you ask me.

Joseph Yobo throws wifey surprise 21st Birthday Bash

Hey guys, hope you guys had a good holiday? What did everyone get up to? Food & Alcohol galore I bet. On to celeb news of the day… Super Eagles captain & Fenerbahçe S.K. player Joseph Yobo threw his wife former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Adaeze a 21 st birthday bash on April 14 2011 , in Istanbul, Turkey where the couple are based with their young son. I'm still trying to get over the shock of Adaeze being 21 years old! I thought the chick was in her late 20 s to early 30 s. She's such a baby! Wow!! Anyways the event was a surprise dinner party with 40 of their closest and dearest, which included Fernabache teammates Alex de Souza and Volkan Demirel , also at the party were Munachi Abbi (former pageant queen cum rapper) & Sarah Ofili (rapper Ikechukwu's fiancee) to name a few. The birthday girl looked lovely in a black shift dress, paired with Christian Louboutin Numero Prive Glitter Slingbacks. Judging from the loose fit of her dress I'd say she may have a 2nd bun in the oven, but she was downing champagne…so maybe not. Who knows? I glass won't do any harm. In related news her mom just got married to former England player John Fashanu . Her mum is 44 and hot! John Fashanu is 48 , both are based in Abuja where John F relocated for business reasons. So mom and daughter both snagged ballers!

Nigerian, Seyi Obakin, invited to Royal Wedding

Except you've been living under a rock in Mars you know the Royal Wedding of William & Catherine (as she's now to be called…Kate isn't exactly acceptable by Buckingham palace standards…LOL) is this Friday. Sadly I won't be able to miss it even if I tried, I'm so over the hoopla and can"t wait for it to be here already. It's all over tv, the web and shops are now cunningly forcing royal wedding memorabilia down our throats. I can't lie sha…I got a mug, and stamps…and a t-shirt…oh and posters…LOL. Even with all my complaining I have caught wedding fever. And like millions I can't wait to see the dress Kate walks into Westminster Abbey in. This weekend Buckingham palace released the official Royal Wedding guest list, 1 ,900 people have been invited to the ceremony on Friday, one of which is Mr Seyi Obakin , Chief Executive of Centrepoint, a charity which caters to homeless youths of which the Prince William is a patron. Seyi Obakin slept rough with Prince William in London to highlight the issue of homelessness. He will be joining royals, heads of states & celebrities to witness in person the wedding of the century. The event will be televised live with 2 billion people expected to tune in.

Tuface on BET's Welcome to America

Tuface follows in the steps of D'Banj with his own BET Welcome to America Special, less than a month after the  D'Banj segment aired. In the interview which aired at 8.30 pm UK time on BET UK, The superstar musician sat down with Lola Ogunnaike , chatting about everything from his start in music, his mega-hit African Queen, fame, his multiple brushes with death, piracy in the Naija music industry, giving back & loads more. Tubaba even serened Miss Ogunnaike during the interview which was filmed a couple of months back in sunny LA. He kept it real during the interview, no airs or graces around him. Nice One!

Lamido Sanusi at the Times Magazine 100 Most Influential People

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Lamido Sanusi at the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26 , 2011 in New York City.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beauty of the day

Her name is Tife Adebanjo, model and Lagos big girl. Her smile is ever blazing.. Don't u think?

Charred Remains of Ikechukwu Ukeoma.. (Graphic Warning)

No, I will not remove this picture until it hunts everyone of us and till we call for the cancellation of the Nysc scheme..

The Cancellation of NYSC

Ikechukwu Ukeoma alongside many other youths in the service of a nation that has offered nothing but disservice to its citizenry have lost their lives to a scheme introduced by the Nigeria Government since the 1970's. The scheme called the National youth service corps was aimed at fostering national unity; however since its inception, many young men and women who would have impacted positively to the lives of their families who struggled to foster their education up to graduate degrees have had their dreams cut short by accidents, religious crises and much negative ills of which the recent post election violence in some Northern states of Nigeria were. For one, the citizenry largely wonder why one should serve a nation that has offered nothing to these short-lived destinies; the government never aided the families of these fallen ones through raising their wards up to their present educational status. In fact, this same government made it difficult for any of these fallen wards to graduate from their dilapidated educational institutions in record time except for a few who were fortunate to attend private institutions. So the question still remains on the lips of many Nigerians why service to a dis-servicing elected, self-garnishing autocratic group of selfish people who care nothing for the scheme but contracts awarded and monies generated through the scheme? The kits used by those participating in the scheme are sub-standard, security is not available to the corps members and the youth who are supposed to be the future of the nation are murdered, maimed, burnt and raped. We beckon on the international community to put pressure on the Nigerian government to call off the scheme ASAP as restructuring and putting the lives of more Nigerian youths will no longer be accommodated and a mass boycott of the Nigerian professionals from the economy will be enacted.

Message of the Week: Excellence in Leadership, Sam Adeyemi

Genesis 1 : 26-27 , 31
Man is God's ultimate piece of creation, specially crafted after His image and likeness. He created man after He had created every other thing. He put everything in place for man and gave him dominion over them. This dominion mandate from God defines man's leadership position. Therefore, every human being is a leader in his/her own right. God has ordained us to dominate our environment; we are to re-define leadership in our world. Leadership is influence. Jesus said, 'You are the salt of the earth' and 'the light of the world', thus He re-established the dominion mandate. We should let our light shine before men so that they will see our good (excellent) works and glorify God. In whatever field or profession you find yourself, bear in mind that as a Christian, you are the new definition of leadership there, you must make a difference. Leadership is a great opportunity to serve. It' s a wrong belief that a leader should dominate, oppress, feel superior or enjoy life at the expense of others. As a leader, you must discipline yourself first; your example is more important than your principle. The reason God raises leaders is so the leaders will, in turn, raise leaders. Jesus demonstrated to us how to lead and His leadership style is servant- leadership. To lead, you must be ready to serve the people you plan to lead. Focus on service and not your position or yourself. Love the people you lead, you can't serve people if you don't love them. Take responsibility for wherever you are and lead excellently from there because God has raised you to demonstrate His manifold wisdom.

Mahmood Ali-Balogun’s eagerly anticipated movie “Tango With Me” starring Genevieve Nnaji & Joseph Benjamin premieres

The buzz surrounding Mahmood Ali-Balogun movie " Tango With Me " has been intense for the last few months. The movie received 5 nominations for the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards and movie fans have been eagerly awaiting the cinematic release of the film. On Sunday 17 of April 2011 , " Tango With Me " celebrated its world premiere at the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, Nigeria. The stars were out in full swing to felicitate with the renowned filmmaker and the movie's stellar cast and crew. As expected, the movie's lead actors Genevieve Nnaji and Joseph Benjamin captured the attention of the guests. Genevieve looked like a star in her blue Diamante Embellished Flapper dress by UK fashion retailer Karen Millen, she colour coordinated with her look with co-star Joseph who paired his black suit with a ruffled blue shirt. The premiere also featured major entertainment industry professionals including actress Stella Damasus , radio personality Oreka Godis , comedian Ali Baba , veteran media executive and broadcaster Patrick Doyle , musician Tee-Mac , gospel rapper BOUQUI , AMAA President Peace Anyiam-Osigwe , veteran filmmaker/TV producer Tunji Bamishigbin ( He created the uber popular TV show "Palace" and movie "Most Wanted" which featured one of Genevieve's first film roles), actor Paul Obazele , AMBO  winners Bhaira Mcwizu and OC Ukeje along with 2011 Presidential Aspirant/Entrepreneur Dele Momodu , Filmmaker/actor Kunle Afolayan , TV Presenter Yvonne "Vixen" Ekwere and many others. Based on feedback from guests at the premiere, this movie is definitely one to watch! It is a modern story told through a great script brought to life with solid performances. "Tango With Me" is opening in cinemas across the country during the Easter Weekend. "Tango With Me" Synopsis In the beginning… Lola and Uzo are the perfect couple, their newly married life in front of them. All is well until the happiest day of their lives became the worst. This event leads the couple on a journey of self discovery. "Tango With Me" is a contemporary story about forgiveness about some of our core values as a people and our faith. A story that proves that above all, Love does indeed, conquer all. "Tango With Me" stars Genevieve Nnaji , Joseph Benjamin , Joke Silva , Kate Henshaw-Nuttall , Bimbo Akintola and author, Ahmed Yerima . The movie was directed by Mahmood Ali-Balogun .

Ivie Okujaye leads the way at the premiere of Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO 5) movie “Alero’s Symphony”

The new Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) movie shot on location in Lagos premiered this weekend in Lagos. Ivie Okujaye , the winner of the last edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show and music star Faze played the lead roles in the movie. The movie titled " Alero's Symphony " was premiered at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas of The Palms Shopping Mall in Lagos. The movie is set in contemporary Lagos and combines a dramatic love story intertwined with the pulsating beats of the Nigerian hip-hop genre. Alero, the twin daughter of an affluent family, is a top law student who is expected to graduate with honors and thereafter join her father's prestigious law chambers. However her passion and heart is really set on being a singer, a desire she carefully hides from her parents. During an Easter vacation break, Alero comes across a lowly waiter/fisherman named Lovechild who also happens to be a talented musician. Though from different sides of the divide in terms of class, education and social status, Alero and Lovechild found their common love for singing – a bond that bound them professionally at first and then romantically. She finally confessed to her father that, she has strong desires to pursue a career as a singer rather than as a lawyer. An indignant Dr. Coker gave his daughter an ultimatum; dump Lovechild, her music ambition and focus on her legal career or risk his wrath. She decided, albeit reluctantly and for the sake of peace, to follow her father's orders. But, can Alero succeed in forsaking the cravings of her heart? The new movie is novel- the first movie of its kind in Nigeria. A preview of the film reveals an excellent production based on a well-written script and superb performances by the best from Nollywood.

‘Year of The Gentleman’- S/S 2011 Collection by Sheria Ngowi

Tanzanian designer- Sheria Ngowi graced the pages of Style Magazines for the first time last year when we featured a sneak-peek of his S/S 11 collection. That collection received rave views from our readers and I have no doubt that the response to this one will be equally as positive.

Titled, Year of  The Gentleman, this collection  gathered inspiration from "so many sources" says designer Sheria Ngowi, however, he  attributes  his late Father as the primary source because "he was an incredibly gentleman and because he used to love fashion and he had a sense of style which inspired me a lot".

The collection exudes luxury; Linen, Velvet, Cotton, Silk & Satin are used in the creation of immaculately tailored suits and separates which offer the man the opportunity to showcase his "gentleman".

"For me a gentleman is someone who's polite, intelligent, talented, modest, well dressed, well groomed, and culturally aware. So I've taken that role into my own hands. I'm here to help, to advise, and to generally aid men in their quest to better themselves and become gentlemen. I want to save everyone else the effort I've been through and give them a one-stop resource for everything they need to known.My goal is to give African men, a platform of inspiration. I showcase all things fashionable and stylish, so they need to "step out of their boundaries and try something new" and become gentlemen".- Sheria Ngowi

View Year of The Gentleman below:


Ja Rule Previews Tracks From Pain Is Love Sequel

Ja Rule wants to make sure that although he may be out of sight come June, he won't be out of mind.
The Queens rapper is set to begin a two-year prison sentence for gun possession but the former Murder Inc. artist and this Wednesday's "RapFix Live" guest plans on dropping two albums — P.ain I.s L.ove 2 and The Renaissance Project — that he hopes will keep his music on the airwaves until he finishes his bid.
Ja recently invited MTV News to preview a handful of tracks from P.ain I.s L.ove 2, a sequel to the triple-platinum Pain Is Love. An upbeat Ja Rule and his longtime producer/collaborator 7 Aurelius excitedly played the tracks for us at Sean "Diddy" Combs' Daddy's House Studios. Lucky fans got a little taste of what he's been up to when opening act Lloyd brought out Ja Rule at the New York City stop of Diddy's Coming Home Tour last Friday.
While Ja performed a medley of his past hits (along with Ashanti), he also performed the Queen-sampling "Real Life Fantasy" from P.ain I.s L.ove 2, one of the tracks RapFix got to preview in full.
Another standout track Rule played for us was "To the Top," which features Diddy-Dirty Money's Kalenna Harper on vocals. The song features solid drums and sounds huge, a reflection of Ja's desire to create stadium-worthy records. Another joint called "Wake Me" has a mean wah wah guitar over swelling percussion as Ja takes his critics and naysayers to task. A more lighthearted record is "College Girl," which features a pots-and-pans-like groove over thunderous drums as Ja goes on a lyrical campus crawl.
Ja held off on revealing any of the P.ain I.s L.ove 2 features (he plans to keep them minimal, if any), but he did speak on his plans for The Renaissance Project. Fans will purchase what Ja called a "living album" in the form of an app that comes with an initial set of songs; after a designated period more songs will be added to it. If all goes according to the rapper's plan, purchasers of the app will continue to receive music, photos, video, etc. — even while he's serving his bid. "An application album is right where we need to be," Ja told us. "You can never get that [just] buying an album, you get all this content."
The two albums are set to drop on June 7, a day before the "Always on Time" rapper is scheduled to start his prison term. According to Ja Rule, the albums will be released on his Empire imprint via Universal Motown Records.

Britney Spears Drops Official 'Till The World Ends' Remix

Just days after it was leaked on Friday, Britney Spears and her femme fatales, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha, dropped their official remix of "Till the World Ends." The new version of the song was produced by Dr. Luke and Dream Machine. Brit half-whispers " 'Till the World Ends' remix" before the beat kicks in and Nicki hits her verse hard. She spits fierce lines like, "Sniff, sniff, cries/ I done slayed your whole entire f---ing life." Then Britney's sex-kitten vocals kick in for the song's first verse. "That's Britney, bitch! I'm Nicki Minaj and that's Ke$ha," the Queens MC declares before K sings the chorus. The beat is harder, the loops are sassier and the song is grimier than the original version, which was the second single from Femme Fatale. The newly added dubstep portion takes the one from "Hold It Against Me" to a new level by adding in bass-heavy synths. Ke$ha, of course, wrote the track for Britney, and the ladies certainly don't seem to mind sharing the spotlight with each other. The official track isn't much different than the version that leaked over the weekend, though Spears did have something brand-new to share with her fans just as the song dropped on iTunes and streamed on her website. Spears tweeted the artwork for the single, which features the original press photo of Spears along with separate photos of Nicki on the left and Ke$ha on the right. Spears wrote, "@NickiMinaj @Keshasuxx Too much fierceness for one cover! Thanks for lending your voices girls... #TTWEREMIX — Brit" Spears and Minaj have been hanging out a lot in the lead-up to their summer tour. They hung out at the Factory nightclub on Friday night after Minaj's show in Los Angeles. Spears later wrote, "Early rehearsal after a late night with my girl @NickiMinaj. Can't WAIT to get out on the road with you." What do you think of the "Till the World Ends" remix? Tell us in the comments!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Soulja Boy drops new mixtape 

Soulja Boy has announced that he's releasing a new mixtape called The Juice at midnight on April 20th. The rapper said of the 22 track project, "I'm always in touch with my fans and thinking of new ideas to stay fresh and original. A lot of thought and planning went behind the Juice concept. I hope they like it." Fans will be able to download the mixtape for free via and can expect visuals for three songs from the effort to be released soon.

Lindsay Lohan's Theft Charge Reduced To Misdemeanor

Lindsay Lohan received some slightly good news today: Her original felony charge stemming from the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace back in January was reduced to a misdemeanor. The problem-plagued actress will still have to stand trial, as Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that the theft was in violation of Lohan's probation.
According to TMZ, the reduced charge indicates that Lohan might not face jail time; the punishment will be determined after the verdict in the trial.
The Associated Press reports that, in reducing the charge, Sautner said she was giving the actress "an opportunity." The misdemeanor still has a potential penalty of a year in jail.
Late last month, Lohan turned down a plea deal offered by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office after being told by Judge Keith Schwartz that had she accepted the DA's deal — reportedly six months of jail time — she would have been found in violation of her probation and could serve more time.
Lohan allegedly lifted a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store on January 22. The owner reported the theft to the Los Angeles Police Department, which later investigated the accusation and presented evidence to the District Attorney's office. Up until Judge Sautner's ruling, the actress had been officially charged with one count of felony grand theft and faced up to three years in prison.
Lohan's trial date was set for June 3 and a pretrial date for May 11. Lohan must be present at both hearings.

Jennifer Lopez Poses With Lil Wayne On 'I'm Into You' Video Set

What happens when Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne shoot a video together? Well, according to two new stills from the "I'm Into You" video set, the two take it very seriously and dress all in black.
In one photo, J.Lo is seen standing in a very little black dress and thigh-high boots, looking fiercely into the camera. Wayne is standing next to her, also in all black, checking the time on his watch. In another shot, the pair stands back to back, in the same outfits, both looking like they are deep in thought.
The video is set to drop on May 2, a day before J.Lo's album Love? hits the street. Previous photos from the video set show the "American Idol" judge in a much more exotic locale at Chichen Itza in Mexico.
At Chichen Itza, the singer was spotted sitting atop the steps of the historic pyramid, glaring seductively, with her legs crossed, as a camera crew hovers below her. She was wearing a long snake-print sundress with matching bracelets and headband. Another on-set photo shows Lopez in a metallic two-piece, showing her midriff and legs.
"I'm Into You" is the second single off her forthcoming album. She climbed to the top of the charts with the first single, the RedOne-produced, Pitbull-assisted dance song "On the Floor."
When she's not busy being a dance diva, Lopez is judging talent on "Idol," shopping a new reality show and gearing up to perform at the Billboard Music Awards.


A year ago, the country (and beyond) was thrown into mourning as one of the entertainment industry's youngest and brightest stars Dagrin, passed on as a result of complications from a ghastly auto-crash he had days earlier.

The talented Dagrin, who rose to stardom spitting lyrics ΐƞ his local dialect (Yoruba) passed on 22nd of April 2010 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

A year after, his memories remain fresh on our minds and his presence on the scene remains evident as songs/videos/interviews etc that has him on continue to pop up day ΐƞ day out.

He'll forever remain dear to us.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Show Jesus; by Joyce Meyer

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.
—Ephesians 4:32

I hope to show to everyone I meet the character of Jesus through my words and actions. I pray that everyone who contacts our ministry team will say: "Those people are full of Jesus. They are patient, kind, and sweet."

We are containers capable of being filled to overflowing with the Spirit of Jesus, who dwells in our hearts. If we understand that everywhere we go we can demonstrate His character and virtue, we will be as the Word says—lights in a dark world (see Philippians 2:15).

Jesus called us the salt of the earth (see Matthew 5:13). Salt gives flavor to what is otherwise bland or tasteless. Be salt today—at home, at your job, wherever you go.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Obinna Okpokiri, another corps member who was killed in the post election violence in Bauchi

Obinna like Ukeoma was dragged out of his corpers lodge, beaten, butchered and set on fire on Sunday April 17 th by CPC fanatics in Bauchi State. Can you wish this kind of death on your worst enemy? Can you even begin to imagine the terror these corpers would have faced minutes before their brutal murders? To think Obinna left London to do his NYSC in Nigeria. These young men can't die in vain. Their killers must be brought to book. Knowing the way our government operate in matters like this, their deaths will probably be swept under the carpet...just like others in the how do we ensure that this doesn't happen this time? This is not enough but there is a petition for the immediate withdrawal of Youth Corps members from trouble-prone states. What else can we do as youths of this country?

Friday, April 22, 2011

38 year-old Nigerian Woman Stalk Rio Ferdinard

A 38 year-old Nigerian female stalker, Susanne Ibru has been detained for stalking manchester United football star Rio Ferdinand. However, She refused to attend a court hearing that ruled her conviction for stalking and harassing the footballer on three occasions between February and June 2010.

She represented herself and cross examined Rio Ferdinard in the witness box before the judge ruled and gave his guilty verdict. The judge also issued a warrant for Ibru to be brought back to court for sentencing.

In a dramatic turn when the lady appeared in court, she told Rio after she was found guilty: "I'll see you soon."

Gossip: Is Dakore Egbuson – Akande Pregnant?

We know an actress whose name rhymes with Indi that has been married for years and unable to get pregnant, tried fooling us with talk that it is a decision between her and her husband – who is she fooling?! However, We hear actress Dakore Egbuson is fertile (there's no hard fun of teenage catching up with her – fun things like what happens when you get pregnant unprepared).

We hear she is carrying little Olumide Akande in her belly.

Kenny Sant Brown Breaks Down at Dagrin’s biopic Screening

Ghetto Dreamz, the biopic on the life and times of late yoruba rap artiste, Olaitan 'Dagrin' Olanipekun was screened to member of the press on tuesday 12th of April, 2011.

The movie, directed by fast rising Daniel Ademinokan, moved at a brisk pace while laying bare some of the mysteries surrounding the life of Dagrin and the challenges he had to deal with to survive as an artiste with a focus on indigenous rap – a brand that was not readily accepted by the public initially. Then, in the last 30mins of the film as the gripping tale of struggle and rejection roars towards the climactic death of Dagrin at LUTH Hospital, most of the people in the audience could not hold back hot tears. Many people in the audience started sobbing freely as the drama of the last minutes of Dagrin on the hospital bed soundlessly unfolded. As Rachael Oniga wails for her dead son in a silent scream and anguish, the temperature in the hall dropped drastically for a few minutes and then erupted in hot tears from the gathered press men and celebrities.

Amongst the celebrities present was Kenny Saint Brown who ran out of the hall when she obviously was unable to control her tears as she watched the final days of Dagrin in a movie. Accosted by reporters who wanted to know what led to her emotional breakdown, KSB confided it was sad to watch Dagrin die on screen because they have been so close before his death and she was one of his mentors.

The VIP Red Carpet premiere of 'Ghetto Dreamz' is set to take place on Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Atrium, Cinema Floor of the Silverbird Cinemas in Lagos and will begin showing at cinemas across the nation the same day.

Dr. Dre Wins Chronic Royalties Lawsuit

Dr. Dre has bested Death Row Records once again. The legendary hip-hop producer and rapper has won a lawsuit he brought against WIDEawake/Death Row for selling digital copies of his classic album The Chronic without his permission.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled that Dre (born Andre Young) is entitled to 100 percent of the royalties from digital sales of his debut album, according to The Associated Press. The Compton native sued his former label last year (WIDEawake Entertainment purchased the then bankrupt Death Row's assets in 2009), citing that he had not been paid any royalties from sales of The Chronic since 1996, when he left the label. In the lawsuit, Dre claimed that the new owners re-issued The Chronic and a greatest hits collection without his permission.
"For years, Death Row Records forgot about Dre when they continued to distribute his music digitally and combined his hits with weaker Death Row tracks in an attempt to elevate the stature of their other artists," Dr. Dre's lawyer Howard King said in a statement. "We are gratified that the federal court has unambiguously declared that Death Row has no right to engage in such tactics, and must hold all proceeds from these illicit distributions in trust for our client."
Dr. Dre's batting average in the courts continues to rise. In March, a lawsuit brought against the "I Need a Doctor" artist and organizers of the Up in Smoke Tour was dismissed by the Michigan Supreme Court.
Dr. Dre and Suge Knight founded Death Row Records in 1992, shortly after the rapper/producer left N.W.A., and released The Chronic by the end of the year. But Dre walked away from Death Row Records in 1996 and started Aftermath Entertainment. Aftermath has since found great success, with Eminem and 50 Cent its two most prolific, and multi-platinum-selling, artists.
It was also recently announced by Chrysler (who already counts Slim Shady as a pitchman) that Dr. Dre will be appearing with Ndamukong Suh of the NFL's Detroit Lions in an ad campaign for the automobile maker.

Chris Brown Hits The Studio With M.I.A.

Chris Brown is branching out. His F.A.M.E. album sees him expanding his repertoire, and he's already straddled the line between R&B and dance with "Beautiful People." Now, he's looking to push things even further. Though, to be honest, we're not exactly sure in what direction.
Brown recently logged studio time with the unlikely combination of M.I.A. and Polow da Don, a collaboration he broke on his Twitter account.
"Was in the studio with the incredible M.I.A. and Polow," he wrote. "Amazing artist[s]! Real talent!"
Polow further confirmed the collabo on his Twitter account, and, from the sound of things, the music they made was revelatory.
"In the lab wit the great Chris Brown and the incredible M.I.A.," Polow wrote (in ALL CAPS). "Thank you dear lord!"
Polow added, "I've waited on this moment my whole career ... I feel this song in my soul!" For her part, M.I.A. remained silent about the music, but did mention that she was "shootin' hoops" with Brown and the producer.
It's not known if the music they collaborated on is meant for a re-release of Brown's F.A.M.E., the follow-up to M.I.A.'s 2010 album MAYA or something else entirely. Emails to reps for both artists were not responded to by press time.
Brown is currently on tour in Australia, where, judging by his Twitter feed, he's taking time to see a whole lot of movies and playing basketball with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League.

Tinie Tempah Bio

English MC Tinie Tempah (Patrick Chukwuem Okogwu, Jr.) hails from South London. He was in his teens when he issued his first single, "Wifey," which packed sweetened swagger and became a hit in the underground. Tinie subsequently established the Disturbing London (aka DL) label and released 2007's Hood Economics: Room 147: The 80 Minute Course, a mixtape featuring drop-ins from Chipmunk and DVA. The Parlophone label took note and signed the rapper, whose 2010 singles "Pass Out" and "Frisky" topped various singles charts in the U.K. The tracks led to The Disc-Overy, Tinie's proper debut album, issued later in the year.

The Game Detained In Canada By Customs Officials

The Game was not having a good time on April 20 (Wednesday). The Compton rapper was on the way to Canada from Los Angeles when he was detained at customs for three hours. The "Hate It or Love It" MC was headed to Nova Scotia for a show at the Halifax Forum, whose website now notes that the performance has been canceled.
The Game kept fans abreast of his situation via Twitter. "Been in Customs for 3 hours....... #patienceIsAvirtue" was Game's first tweet from his @thegame account regarding his travel troubles.
The next succession of tweets revealed his border troubles were going from bad to worse. "Customs officials just denied me entry into Canada. I'm sorry 2 ALL my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter," he tweeted.
The Game then informed his followers that he is going to be detained for 14 days, after which he will go before a judge that will determine if he'll be deported or jailed for violating Canada's immigration entry laws. The information flow came to a stop after he tweeted that his phone and property were being confiscated by officials.
Patrizia Giolti, a representative of the Canada Border Service Agency, told MTV News that the information Game relayed before his phone privileges were yanked is incorrect. According to Canadian legislation, when a foreign national is detained, they must have a detention review hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board within 48 hours of their detention. However, Canada's Privacy Act prevented Giolti from commenting on the specifics of the Game's file.
Ironically, before boarding his plane to Canada, the rapper tweeted that he had not been to the country since the release of his debut album, The Documentary, in 2005.
The Game recently filmed the video for the Cool & Dre-produced "Red Nation," the lead single from his forthcoming release, The R.E.D. Album.
MTV News' calls to representatives of the Game were not returned at press time.

Nysc corp member, Ukeoma Ikechukwu Murdered in Bauchi

Mr. Ukeoma Ikechukwu was on election duty in Bauchi state and has not been seen or heard from since Sunday evening. His last phone calls were the calls of someone in distress and his last facebook page post might just give a clue as to why this is the case: Ukeoma Aikfavour: "Na wao! This CPC supporters would hv killed me yesterday, no see threat oooo. Even after forcing underaged voters on me they wanted me to give them the remaining ballot paper to thumb print. Thank God for the police and am happy i could stand for God and my nation. To all corps members who stood despite these threats esp. In the north bravo! Nigeria! Our change has come." Sunday at 06 :48 via Mobile Web.

However, he was among the youth corpers killed in Bauchi State during the post-election violence on Sunday night. This makes me so sad. I can't believe they would do this to innocent people ....why? Ukeoma, rest in peace.

RIP Ashley Nwosu

Nollywood actor Ashley Nwosu dies The actor died yesterday morning after spending a few weeks in the hospital battling severe liver problem. He was a great actor. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Ex-Governor Bola Tinubu to float airline business?

That's the gist in town. They say the airline will be called the ' Nation Airline' and the ACN chieftain has already acquired a few Boeing 737 aircraft and his company is already recruiting staff.

The Perfect Church Hits The Cinema This Easter

Great news for cinema lovers by very popular demand the perfect church the box office hit movie from Wale Adenuga Productions hit the Cinema at Easter Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, Ngozi Ezeonu, Funke Akindele, Nobert young, Hakeem Rahman, Jibola Dabo, Yinka Olukunga and many other stars, would be showing this Easter, at the following centers. ..

Easter Saturday, April 23 at the National Theatre, Iganmu-Lagos and KS Cinema, Total Garden , Ibadan. & Cultural Centre Kuto Abeokuta Ogun State. Easter Sunday, April 24 at KS Cinema, Total Garden , Ibadan. And Easter Monday, April 25 at the National Theatre, Iganmu and the welcome centre, airport road, Lagos. Time: 12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm daily Tickets : 500 naira flat! The perfect church is a film everyone must see so come along with the whole family  and enjoy this great story that would change your lives forever! THE PERFECT CHURCH….we are saved only by his grace.

IcePrince drops new Single: Superstar

After dropping the hit single… OLEKU! The pressure is on to produce something better! Something hotter! Something appealing! Ice prince is obviously a superstar and decided to call his next hit single 'SUPERSTAR' produced by Jesse Jagz

Ive heard the song! But ill reserve my comments for the fans to decide, if this is ICE PRINCE's next big hit! so ENJOY!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And Nigeria's next President is

For the next four year, re-elected President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will be at the helm of affairs of the giant of Africa - Nigeria. It was a tough fight and the road ahead won't be easy but the majority have spoken. Congratulations Mr. President.

GTBank MD, Tayo Aderinokun slips into coma in London

One of the founding partners and current Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, Mr Tayo Aderinokun was rumoured to have died last week, but it's been confirmed that he is actually only in a coma in a hospital in London. The seasoned banker is said to have been diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, an ailment he's been battling with for many years now. He's been MIA in the Lagos social scene and many people have been wondering as to his whereabouts. Close associates say Tayo has been getting treatment for many months now in an undisclosed hospital in the UK. Hope he makes it through, IJN.


Nigerian rapper and performer Lord of Ajasa (real name Olusegun Osaniyi) might have found himself in a dilemma as he has reportedly been banned from entering the United Kingdom for the next 10 Ajasa emerged in the Nigerian music scene in the nineties with his unique use of Yoruba language infused in his raps. After years underground, he briefly became the toast of music lovers – getting a record deal and securing major hits. He became a sought-after performer and almost got signed to Kennis Music. Sadly, he never made it to the A-list and as such never made any commercial success. And he was still struggling to find his way to the top when Dagrin came and kicked him in the butt. Never known to be loyal, fans soon went to bed with Dagrin, leaving Ajasa high and dry. Ever since, he's been struggling to revive his once brilliant and promising career. Unfortunately, the rapper may have recorded another major setback, with the discovery, last week, that he's been declared a 'persona non grata' by the UK. The United Kingdom is a major performance destination for Nigerian acts. Sources say the British High Commission resident in Nigeria banned him when they found out that he presented fake documents when he first applied for a visa sometime ago. Those with inside information tell our sources that it was a London-based music promoter who wanted the Akure-born rapper over in the UK for a couple of shows that sent over the 'documents' which he presented at the British Embassy as at the first time of visitation. Ajasa claims he was never aware that the documents were fake. ' When they denied him visa, he did not bother to appeal. He just took it philosophically that the trip was not meant to be. However, when he went back recently to apply for another visa, the embassy officials now brought out his file that he presented fake documents the first time. He was really furious because he was innocent. It was the person in London that should be banned, not Ajasa ', a source told Nigerian Newspaper The Punch last week. According to The Punch, 'When Ajasa was contacted, a man who rather his name not be mentioned picked up the call and shed more light on the situation stating that Ajasa was working on getting a lawyer to appeal the ban' ' If he had appealed the visa denial that first time, they would have told him his documents were fake but he didn't and that is why this happening. He has missed so many shows in London and that is the painful part. We will get a good lawyer to help us reverse the ban the source explained. Ajasa who released his third album ' 3 rd Avenue ' early last year, could not be reached for comments.