Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wizkid and Skales Denied American Visa!

Reports have emerged that Wizkid and Skales have been denied visa to the US for their highly anticipated America tour. The tour should have kick off on June 24 in Lincoln Theatre at Washington DC but they are all still in Lagos. The organizers are yet to make any official statement on the visa denial as we gather that they are still working round the clock to salvage the situation and pacify the fans and lovers of the leading showbiz acts we learnt has been purchasing tickets to be part of the concert and were meant to get a copy of Wizkid’s debut album.
EME boyz were billed to perform at venues in Washington and the Variety Playhouse Theatre in Atlanta on July 2nd, IL Auditorium at Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago on July 9, TX AYVA Center in Houston on July 15, NY Grand Ballroom in New York on July 16 and CA California Theatre in California on July 23

New Music: Tosin Martins – Champion Love ft. Tiwa Savage

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Tosin Martins shouldn’t be any stranger to any of us. He already has solid tunes, Happy Day, Soul Pharmacy (ft. Lara George), Olo Mi (which he might be most famous for) and many other tunes under his belt.
He returns after a brief hiatus with a heavy tune, featuring a heavy voice in Tiwa Savage. The tune Champion Love is pretty self explanatory. No be small love at all.
Solid showing from 2 of the nicest in Nigerian RnB.

Music Meets Runway… Hosted By Amber Rose | July 9th 2011 | Lagos

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On July 9th, 2011, The Eko Hotel Expo Centre will play host to international performers, 10 music artists, 10 fashion designers, and the sexiest of models, Amber Rose. She will co-host along side RnB Star, Banky W.
Music Meets Runway is organized by Le Reve Events
10 Designers – Presenting The New Era Of Fashion
  • Tsemaye Binitie
  • Vonne Couture
  • Meena
  • Viva La Resistance
  • Toju Foyeh
  • Babuhska
  • Grey
  • Virgos Lounge
  • Obsidian
  • Republic Of Foreigner
10 Performers
  • Naeto C
  • Duncan Mighty
  • Dr Sid
  • D’ Prince
  • Sasha
  • Shank
  • Show Dem Camp
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Dotstar
  • Wizkid
Hosts
  • Amber Rose
  • Banky W
Tickets: N5,000 | N10,000 | N20,000 |
VIP Table for 10 People: TN350,000
For more info visit: http://musicmeetsrunway.com

Curfew in Abuja

The Federal Government has imposed something similar to a curfew in Abuja from yesterday June 29 due to Boko Haram attacks. They are saying all eatries, fun spots, shops etc have been advised/ordered to close at 10pm till further notice.

I don't know why this is but what I know is that most of the Boko Haram attacks were done in day light. Meanhwile the Nigerian Army yesterday said they will soon eliminate all Boko Haram members. Amen Somebody??

Walmart coming to Nigeria?

Walmart, America’s foremost low-price merchandise retail store, is planning to open two stores in Nigeria soon. Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Prof. Ade Adefuye, told the Empowered Newswire on Wednesday that representatives from the famous retail store had visited him at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC as regards the plan to open the retail store in Nigeria.


“It is an indication of the growing confidence in Nigeria’s economy,” Adefuye stated, adding that he was currently engaging with the leading US store on the conditions and requirements that would have to be met to do business in Nigeria.

WalMart currently employs about 2.1million employees and the CNN ranked it as the biggest global company last year, saying that, despite the global recession, the discount retailer’s bargain prices continued to lure consumers worldwide.

The company’s plan to open stores in Nigeria is part of the strategy of its leadership team, led by its new President/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Duke.

At the company’s AGM last year, Duke was reported as saying that global markets were “becoming an even bigger and more important part of our company.” - Punch

Beyonce's Met Gala dress comes to Nigeria..

Left: Beyonce in a skin tight Emilio Pucci dress at the Met Gala event in May. Right: model/beauty queen (Miss Valentine '07) Mariam Elisha at an event in Lagos recently. You think that's the real Emilio Pucci dress? Mariam is loaded,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sade Delivers Epic Performance on Tour

Beyoncé may be the baddest chick in the game but Sade Adu is the matriarch. On her current North American tour, the first since the band’s last one ten years ago and rumored to be the last one ever, Adu showcases the art or minimalism. Our Sources attended the East Rutherford, New Jersey performance on Friday at the Izod Center where the 52-year-old icon wasted no time wow’ing fans and keeping everyone at the sold-out arena on the edge of their seats.

From top to bottom, with John Legend as the opening act, Sade kept the crowd on their feet. The band ascended to the stage like superheroes rising to the sun. Adu, stepping out in all black with her trademark ponytail and red lips, kicked the show off with “Solider of Love” and a few dance steps to go with it.

Knowing exactly what her admirers love most, the British beauty wove in old and new tracks with a set design that transported the theater to various stages of the band’s career. From “Smooth Operator,” with Key Largo and Chicago marquee signs in the backdrop to working a huge gauze curtain as a psychedelic screen, the band rocked for two hours with the expertise of having done exactly that for the past 27 years.

Even better, the band appeared to have a blast performing for the masses. Saxophonist/guitarist Stuart Matthewman is a force and when coupled with Adu’s voice, he turns into an untouchable musical monster. If this does happen to be their last tour, there’s no denying the effect they’ve had on music lovers.

2face, D’banj Win BET Award!



African big shots and Nigeria’s biggest musical exports 2face Idibia and Mo’hits’ D’banj made their country proud by clinching the ‘Best International Act For Africa‘ at the recently concluded BET Awards. The awards which took place the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles was hosted by actor/stand-up comic Kevin Hart.
The biggest winner of the night was R&B singer Chris Brown who bagged four awards including Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration with Lil’ Wayne and Busta Rhymes. Wiz khalifa won the award for best new artiste but it was the kiss he shared with girlfriend Amber Rose as he walked up stage that caught the audience attention.
Performers of the night came from Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Alicia KeysPatti LaBelle, Beyonce (who’s performance was pre-recorded), Kelly Rowland, Drake, DJ Khaled, Big SeanAfter SevenFive Heartbeats and others…Warren G. and Snoop Dogg, dressed in all black perform to ‘Regulate‘ honoring one of Hip-Hop’s greatest hook men, Nate Dogg.
Another high special moment of the show were the tributes and honours given to Patti LaBelleGil-Scott and Nate Dogg.
Check out the winners list below…
Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown – Winner
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
Diddy Dirty Money – Winner
Cali Swag District
N.E.R.D.
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj – Winner
Diamond
Cymphonique
Lola Monroe

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Kanye West – Winner
B.o.B
Drake
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now” – Winner
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name”

Best New Artist
Wiz Khalifa – Winner
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Willow Smith

YoungStars Award – TIE
Jaden Smith – Winner
Willow Smith – Winner
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons

Best Gospel
Mary Mary – Winner
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award
Marsha Ambrosius – Winner
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly
Kem

Best International Act (Africa) – TIE
2Face Idibia (Nigeria) – Winner
D’ Banj (Nigeria) – Winner
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)
Tinie Tempah – Winner
VV Brown
Chipmunk
Laura Izibor
Skepta
Tinchy Stryder

Best Actress
Taraji P. Henson – Winner
Halle Berry
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Idris Elba – Winner
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie
For Colored Girls – Winner
Death at a Funeral
Takers
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams – Winner
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Michael Vick – Winner
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose

Viewers Choice Award
Chris Brown – Look at Me Now

Lifetime Achievement Award
Patti LaBelle

Humanitarian Awards
Steve Harvey

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I Slept with Slim Mariam

Her eyes glowed as we interlocked sights, hers calling out to mine, pleading for attention, which I gave as I stroked gently her hair.

She smiled, giggled, as I placed my lips on her forehead then its was pecks all over her beautiful olive skinned face. It was getting hot, you could say; the feeling was innocent, my hands touching her brittle fingers - I could feel her trust in my ability to keep her safe from harms way as those peering eyes once again looked at me as I unbuttoned her velvety shirt.

I carefully carried her with my strong arms as I looked at her temples... Lifting her effortlessly off the couch towards the bedroom door.

Through my mind echoed some rhythmic lyrics.. "I got a feeling, tonights gonna be a good night".. I sang along not uttering a single word from my lips but hitting actual notes through my mind's lips.. I lay her down, completely removing her shirt, staring at the perfection of God's wonderful creation. "Mariam", I said.. "Slim Mariam", I enthused, the only sight of perfection that surrounded my present location. She giggle again, not really understanding the gravity of the love I felt.. Each word I meant with every bit of my soul.

I removed my shirt, pecks, triceps, abdominal muscles bulging, revealing the mythical greek Zeus in this Naija dude. Heading straight towards my bed, I pick up my baby, my girl and place her in the cradle next to my bed. That night, there were no cries in the home of the young, single widowed father of Slim Mariam, my daughter & friend.
TTowonubi

Meet Trey

Born Toure David, Trey is preparing to join the class of A-list celebrities with his musical talent. Crisscrossing the R&B and Naija hip-hop genres, Trey is ready to hit us big-time especially with his extraordinarily swell vocals. Listening to him, I know & believe Nigerian music has a future on the global scene.. and HELL yeah I'm gonna famz cos he is my twin.

Listen to one of the 24 year old superstar's hit songs "Break You Down" by downloading when you click on this link

http://www.4shared.com/audio/G0Pt7JQ3/Break_You_Down.html

TTowonubi

Nigeria at the BET Awards (pics from Bellanaija!)

Best International Act (Africa)
2 Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D'banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)

Who will win the prize for Africa?
TTowonubi

Common Leaves Universal, Signs With Warner Bros.

Chicago rapper Common has found a new record label to call home. According to reports, the veteran emcee inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records, leaving Universal Music Group after 10 years.

Common and Warner Bros. co-president/CEO Todd Moscowit made the announcement during an outdoor concert yesterday in New York.

"I'm very grateful to be a part of this family, to be a part of this team," Common said to the concert crowd. "We have very inspirational, exciting music to team up with you. We're just open to what this change can bring,"

Common's last album Universal Mind Control was released on Universal Music Group subsidiary Geffen Records in 2008.

More details on Common's signing and future plans will be reported when additional information is available
TTowonubi

BEZ SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM JULY 2011

Nigerian alternative singer and guitarist Bez Idakula or Bez for short is set to release his debut album, the highly anticipated 'Super Sun' in July 2011. Bez, signed to Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions ( CAMP) came into limelight a few years ago with the help of producer/record label boss Cobhams Asuquo . He has gone on to open for international acts like Asa, Angie Stone and Yolanda and performed at events like the Lagos Jazz Series . He has also performed alongside top music acts like Nneka , 2 face , Mike Aremu , and South African based Judith Sephuma to mention a few. Bez's alternative sound which is upbeat and groovy, made with acoustic influences isn't like the conventional music made in the country and has put the 26- year-old in a class of the likes of Jeremiah Gyang and Age Beeka . The 13 track album which was entirely produced by the enigmatic Cobhams Asuquo, with the exception of one track produced by IBK , will capture the nitty-gritty of Bez's style as the singer will infuse an unusual mixture of soul, jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop music. The album will feature previously released songs like ' Zuciya Daya ', ' More You ' ' Stop Pretending ' and the self titled ' Super Sun '.
TTowonubi

RADIO LOVE: INSPIRATION FM’S TITI ADELAGUN AND GBEMILEKE OYINSAN SET TO WED

Titi was a stunning model and one-time MBGN finalist   They're both OAPs at the Erastus Akingbola -owned Inspiration FM 92.3 . But it's not been all work and no play for Titi 'Fanta' Adelagun and Gbemileke 'Oscar' Oyinsan – both presenters have found time to build a strong relationship which will now culminate in marriage, in a matter of months. Sources at the Victoria Island-based station tell TT (www.ttowonubi.blogspot.com) the pair have fixed a date for their wedding, and that both families are already acquainted and eagerly waiting for the happy day. 'They've been dating for years', our source assures us. But the strategy has been to keep it 'as silent as possible'. Titi, a model turned broadcaster (she worked briefly at Soundcity and joined Inspiration FM from inception) has been linked with different men in the past, including a former Mr. Nigeria , Brian Okwara with whom she reportedly had a turbulent relationship. Oscar, interestingly, is also a model. But he's been on radio far longer than his bride. ' He's been on radio since 2005 ', a close pal tells us. Apart from working at Inspiration, we're told they're also co- owners of Amber 11 Media , a creative agency based in Lagos. Amber's website lists oyinsan as CEO while Titi is COO. The couple will tie the knots in October, according to sources familiar with both families.
TTowonubi

2 Decades after the end of Checkmate, Nigerian Superstar Richard Mofe Damijo returns to TV on Tinsel

Almost two decades have passed since the end of Checkmate, the long-running TV show which captured the imagination and hearts of Nigerians in the 1990 s. Legendary Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo has evolved since his days as Segun Kadiri on Checkmate; He built a stellar acting career and has starred in over 40 movies. These days, he is giving back to his community via public service by serving as the Commissioner for Commerce and Tourism in Delta State. Tinsel , a primetime soap opera on MNet is celebrating its 500 th episode; to mark this milestone, they have added RMD to the cast. He made his dramatic debut as the long-lost/ presumed dead father  of Angela Dede (played by Matilda Obaseki). RMD's magnetic screen presence is still in full effect. We can't wait to see what happens next!
TTowonubi

Nigerian admitted to Harvard University at the age of 15

Nigerian female Saheela Ibraheem will be attending Harvard at the age of 15.  ooo. Some us could not get into Harvard at 25 impressive that she was got into such a prestigious school. She  applied to 14 the country, not an extraordinary number of applications, but enough to give her some options.  When it was all said and done, the 15- 13 colleges, including six out of the eight Ivy League schools across the nation. She applied to seven, with Yale being the only one deciding to reject. "I'll be one of the youngest. But I won't be the youngest," she said. This was a competitive year for college admissions, for a record number of applications were filed. Saheela began applying to colleges last fall. Her applications included her grade point average (between a 96 and 97 on a 100- point scale) and her 2 ,340 SAT score (a perfect 800 on the math section, a 790 in writing and a 750 in reading). Saheela's future was etched in stone at an early age. Her favorite subject was math and her parents pushed to have her moved to a higher grade that would challenge her academically. That's when she skipped the sixth grade. After feeling unchallenged by public school, Saheela headed to a private school called Wardlaw-Hartridge. At the new school, she skipped her freshman year and started high school as a 10 th-grader. She has three younger brothers, twins who are in the ninth grade and another in the second grade, all of whom attended the same school as their sister. Teachers at the school say that Saheela was far from being a nerd. She studied hard, but was involved in a multitude of activities. She competed in three sports: Softball, soccer and swimming. She also sang in the school choir, played trombone, and worked as president of the school's investment club. "She's learned and she's very smart. But she keeps pushing herself," said William Jenkins, the Wardlaw-Hartridge School's director of development. Saheela sets the standard for what children of color can accomplish when they put their minds to it.
TTowonubi

Actress Uche Jumbo Survives Car Crash

The incident occurred late last night, Friday June 24 , around 12 midnight. The FJ Cruiser which was being driven by the actress hit another car head-on along the Lekki/Chevron area of Lagos. Fortunately, no lives were lost. But Uche had to go to the hospital, though she's since returned home. May God be praised. Uche tweeted this morning: "Thank U lord 4 d gift of life! Only U lord did this! Thank U my rock!" Uche Jumbo's damaged FJ Cruiser
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Miss Taraba, Sylvia Nduka, is the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2011

Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria 2011 is Sylvia Nduka, a University of Lagos Accountancy undergraduate from Anambra State. Apart from the title, Sylvia also won N3 m cash prize and a brand new Hyundai car . Congrats to her and hopefully comments on this post will tell you all how the pageant went. I'm done talking about this...:-)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Naija's Top Event Planners, Hauteman & Shindrah

Hauteman & Shindrah is one Events & Management Organization spreading their oars right now across Nigeria. Managed by well Trained Management, Moses Fabiyi, an IT & Telecoms Law Graduate from the prestigious Strathclyde University in Glasgow, also formally trained in Events & Management Training at QC School of Event Planning and Helen Irabor, an Economics graduate with years of experience in Event Planning - Hauteman & Shindrah as we know it is here to compete with the big names like Zapphire Events who have ruled the industry for a tad-bit.To Let Hautemann & Shindrah be your event planners in Nigeria or the U.K, Just e-mail: moses.f@hautemanandshindrah.com or info@hautemanandshindrah.com..You can as well call Moses on +2348187655691
TTowonubi

WORLD BANK CHIEF,NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA TO GET MINISTERIAL POST IN NIGERIA

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, managing director of World Bank
By Niyi Tabiti
World Bank Managing Director, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala may return to Nigeria as minister under the new dispensation. There are strong indications that she would return again to her seat as the Federal minister of Finance under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Facts to this effect emerged as Mr. President formally sent the name of Mrs. Okonjo- Iweala to the State Security Service (SSS) for clearance.
It would be recalled that the versatile woman who contributed a lot to the economic programs under former President Obasanjo eventually left the cabinet in controversial circumstances  after she was posted to the Foreign Affairs ministry from the Finance ministry.
Suprisingly, gistmaster.com gathered that the name of former managing director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr.Festus Odimegwu was also on the list.Those in the know that this must be compensation time for Odimegwu who was sacked through to his incursion into politics. He was  a strong supporter of ex president Olusegun Obasanjo alleged Third term bid in office. Many believe he was sacked because as the head of a corporate institution like Nigerian Breweries he was not suppose to be too partial in his political affiliations.
Mary Onyali- Omagbemi, a popular Nigerian sprinter who did Nigeria proud at many international athletic competitions has also been nominated to become a minister. Her name, gistmaster gathered has been sent for clearance by the security agency

Spotted: Mercy Johnson shopping for wedding dress in New York

The actress and her hubby-to-be are currently in the US shopping for their big day in August.
TTowonubi

Nigerian Wins Ukrainian Poetry Recital Contest

A 20- year-old Nigerian college student, Ayo Osikoya, has stunned the residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk with his talent for reading poetry. In fact, Osikoya's emotive delivery of verses by the Ukrainian national poet, Taras Shevchenko, won out over recitations by native Ukrainian speakers to earn him first prize in a local poetry-reading competition in March. Osikoya's Ukrainian odyssey began two years ago in Lviv, in western Ukraine, where he learned Ukrainian in just seven months. After mastering the language well enough to study, he enrolled at Donetsk Technical University -- widely regarded as Ukraine's best university for technical studies -- to fulfill his dream of becoming a computer engineer. Speaking to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, Osikoya said that he liked both Donetsk and Lviv. "Lviv has more culture; Donetsk has more industry. I can't tell you which city I like more -- I like both of them," he said. Osikoya's talent for interpretive reading was noticed by Luzia Dobrovolska, the director of a Donetsk cultural center. It was she who helped him prepare for the Shevchenko reading competition. Dobrovolska noted that Osikoya's interpretive style is very emotional, with his eyes closed and a hand placed over his heart. Osikoya plans to return to Nigeria and start his own business after he completes his studies. But for now, he remains an inspiration to those who love Ukrainian poetry.
TTowonubi

Monday, June 20, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: OMAWUMI DELIVERS BABY GIRL IN US HOSPITAL

Gifted singer Omawumi has put to bed. The Idols star delivered a baby girl in a US hospital early this morning. The 28- year-old singer constantly tried to stay away from the press; but different sources and our reporters had spotted her with a bulging belly several times in recent months. Last month, she finally escaped from the prying eyes of the media; travelling out of the country to the US to deliver her first baby. Sources close to her tell us she put to bed early Saturday, June 18 , 2011 at 2 AM. ' A child is God's reward – Psalm127:3B…Welcome sweetie! ', were the joyful words Omawumi uttered via her Blackberry Messenger . The identity of the father still remains unknown but those who should know have linked the child's paternity with a yet-to-be- named part owner of Lagos club Zamunda . Omawumi could not immediately be reached for comments. ' She's sleeping ' our source said.
TTowonubi

20 corpses found hidden in tunnel in Onitsha - Reuters

Nigerian police have uncovered 20 corpses hidden in a tunnel in the southeastern town of Onitsha, and suspect they were victims of armed robbers. Police said they happened upon the hideout on Saturday while responding to an attempted sexual assault in Onitsha's Upper Iweka district, where commuters are often prey to muggers riding motorbike taxis known by the trade name Okada. "The 20 corpses were at different stages of decomposition. Some have become skeletons," said Onuora Ikonso, head of the state police task force. " We suspect the bodies are victims of armed robbery attacks and were dragged into the tunnel, waylaid and killed." He called on the local government to extend an Okada curfew, which currently begins at 7 p.m., "to ensure the safety of travelers." Onitsha is a busy trading port on the banks of the Niger river in southeastern Anambra state, north of the oil-producing wetland swamps of the Niger Delta. - Reuters
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Flavour and Record Company Part Ways

"I have Officially Terminated My contract with BadBeat Records. Firstly, I wanna advice any upcoming artist to be careful before signing any record deal. Promises BadBeat Records given to me were not fulfilled.   After building my career to a certain level, I expected any partnership wit a record label 2 take me to a certain level, that didn't happen. Badbeat Records. They don't have any foundation. No office, no studio, nothing! All they have is a bank account where they put my money ."   The music star tweeted this evening...
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Actress Nia Long pregnant by Nigerian NBA Baller Ime Udoka

Earlier this week the urban blogosphere was awash with the photo of stunning actress Nia Long (Best Man, Love Jones, Soul Food, Big Momma's House to name a few) spotting a baby bump while on vacation. Of course the quetsion on everyone's lips was,  Who the Daddy? Since it she wasn't publicly known to be dating anyone. It can now be revealed that the Daddy of Nia's baby is Nigerian – American Basketballer I me Udoka . The San Antonio Spurs player and Nia (40) have been quietly dating for 2 years now. The couple released the following statement announcing the news. This is the most exciting time in our lives. Words can't explain how thrilled we are by the new addition to our family. We feel truly blessed and appreciate all the well wishes and prayers." Here are a few facts about Ime: Ime Udoka is Nigerian American and was born in Portland Oregon in 1977 ( making him 33). Ime Sunday Udoka  last played for the San Antonio Spurs as a forward. He was released on January 5 th , 2011.  He also had contracts with the Kings, Lakers, Knocks, among others. He went to Jefferson High School in Portland, then the University of San Francisco and then transferred to Portland State University and played for the Vikings. His pro basketball career started when he played in the NBDL with the Charleston Lowgaters. He signed with the Lakers but was waived and went to Europe to play. He was then drafted by the Forth Worth Flyers, signed with the New York Knicks, and then played with his home town team of Portland Trail Blazers. In 2007 he signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but went back to the Trail Blazers. In 2009 , he was waived and signed with the Sacramento Kings, then rejoined the Spurs but was waved again. Although he plays for American teams and is American himself, since his father was born in Nigeria, he also plays for the Nigerian basketball squad. He played for them in 2006 at the FIBA World Championships. This will be the couple's 1st baby and Nia's second. Congrats.
TTowonubi

Friday, June 17, 2011

Julius D’Genius Agwu To Host The 6TH Annual NEA Awards



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The nominations were announced on May 26th, 2011 and today voting begins for the selection of winners for the 2011 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA). The producers of the award show are pleased to announce that online voting for all award categories is now open, and also that the award show will be hosted by the rib cracking master himself, Julius D’Genius Agwu.
Voting is online at www.nigeriaentawards.com , and runs through to Aug. 27th, 2011 after which the polls will be closed. Online voting provides international participation in the NEAs by providing fans from various parts of the world the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists, actor/actress, producer, DJ etc. Fans of nominated artists, actors/actresses, producers, DJs and so on are encouraged to show their support for their favorites by voting. For those on the go, the NEA producers have included a mobile option that allows fans to log on and cast their votes using their mobile devices.
The producers are also delighted to have the well-respected comedian, compere, actor and performer Julius D’Genius Agwu as the official host of the 2011 award show. This will be the second time that Julius D’Genius Agwu is hosting the NEAs. He had earlier hosted the award show in 2008. Well known for his yearly comedy show in London called “Crack Ya Ribs”, Julius D’Genius Agwu also has other event hosting credits to his name, such as Africa Movie Awards Academy, Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, and Nigerian Reunion.
As the producers of the award show continue to unveil details of this year’s lineup of events for the NEAs, they advise fans to stay up to date by following the NEAs on Twitter @NEAAwards, ‘Like’ the Facebook page and regularly visit the blog www.neasplash.com for more info and stories.
For sponsorship, advertising, press inquiries and any other inquiries please contact:
NEA Hotline: (856) 506-5700
NEA Nigeria Office: (234) 805 373 4776
E-mail: info@nigeriaentawards.com;
Web: www.nigeriaentawards.com
Twitter: @neaawards
Facebook: NEA Awards
About NEA
The NEA AWARDS is an annual Entertainment event that takes place in the United States and focuses on recognizing the many contributions of African Entertainers all over the world

WizKid SuperStar Album Launch… In Pictures

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The event was probably one of the most attented of the year, and numerous fans and celebs alike poured out in numbers to support EME star in his album launch event.
The event featured performances from Lynxx, D’Prince, MI, Banky W, Wande Coal, Muna, Samklef, Yung 6ix, Dbanj, Brymo, IcePrince, Jesse Jagz, 9ice and of course WizKid himself.
Hosted by BasketMouth.

Skuki
Dr SID
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Toolz & Guest
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Weird MC
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Uti Nwachukwu
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Ebuka
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WizKid on Stage
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Banky W
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WizKid
MI Abaga