Monday, July 30, 2012

Usher's Stepson Kyle Glover Laid to Rest

The 11-year-old was taken off life support last week following a jet ski accident.

Kyle Glover, the stepson of Usher and son of Tameka Foster, has been laid to rest.

TMZ reports the 11-year-old was buried on Friday in Atlanta in a ceremony attended by his mother, stepfather and numerous friends and family. The funeral occurred six days after Glover was taken off of life support following a July 8 jet ski accident that left him brain dead.

After being struck by a jet ski while lounging in an inner tube on Georgia's Lake Lanier, Glover was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where doctors reported he was not registering brain activity. With the help of her estranged husband Usher, Foster rushed to her son's side and kept vigil at his bedside for nearly two weeks before making the gut-wrenching decision to remove him from life support on July 21. Doctors allegedly told Foster there was virtually no chance Glover would recover from his injuries.

An investigation is underway of the life-altering accident, with reported full cooperation from the 38-year-old family friend who was driving the jet ski at the time of impact, and no criminal charges have been brought up thus far.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tameka Foster, Usher and the rest of their family.

Davido Album Launch Red Carpet Interviews [Watch Here]

Flytime TV his up the red carpet to catch up with all the celebs who walked the red carpet plus the man of the hour Davido at the Davido: Omo Baba Olowo album launch concert which went down last Sunday the 23rd of July at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
Catch the celebrities you love and those you love to hate chop it up with Flytime TV’s Tracy Nwapa.

The Men of The Nigeria Olympic Basketball Team

Ladies! Monday Mornings are hard enough as it is, so I am here with something I hope will ease those Monday morning blues a little…in the form of the boys of TeamNaija Basketball team…Tall, Fit and Swagged Out!!!
They beat Tunisia in last Saturday’s London 2012 opening basketball game 60 – 56 and we are hoping they can go all the way!
Tell us which member you are feeling based on looks & swagg!

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Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere’s car stolen at Oriental Hotel

Popular TV personality and red carpet princess Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere is currently not herself, with the loss, yesterday, of her Toyota Camry to robbers.
The car was reportedly stolen in the parking lot of a popular Lagos hotel, while the presenter attended an industry party.
We’re told the Silverbird Televsion presenter had driven her car to the popular Oriental Hotel in Lekki in Lagos, for a Ynaija #Hashtag show on Saturday, July 28, and parked in the other wing of the hotel (which is used as a parking lot).
She did not meet the car there, when she finished at Oriental and tried to leave the venue, according to sources. 
‘Vixen was shocked when she couldn’t find her car when she returned an after searching the entire building, it dawned on her that it had been stolen’, a source tells us.
We’re told an attempt to begin a search for the auto-mobile, or trace what could have happened proved very hard as there were no CCTV cameras positioned in that part of the property.
Tell anyone who cares to listen, ORIENTAL HOTEL is NOT SAFE! My car disappeared into thin air last night at their parking lot. Be very careful’, an understandably upset Vixen dropped a disclaimer.
She told us over the phone that she’s ‘still in shock ‘and would rather speak with her management first before letting out any information to the press.


Though she tied the knot with her Puerto Rican husband, Kenny Rodriguez two months ago at a beach. The wedding pictures were strictly made available to few people. Now this was what Uche Jumbo's big day looked like.

Photocredit: Wowmag

Kaffy Coaches Arsenal Players in Nigeria

Now kaffy is winning!

Celebrating Team Nigeria! At 37, Star Table Tennis Player Segun Toriola is the first Nigerian to make Six Consecutive Olympics Appearances

As our Nigerian Athletes compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games, BN would be celebrating some of our stars who have worked hard, trained hard and are striving to achieve their very best. At the World Games, they have come to test themselves in healthy competition with athletes from across the world and strive for their personal best daily.
We identify with their courage and wish them the very best as they bring glory to Nigeria. Go for Victory, Team Nigeria!
Nigeria’s table tennis star, Segun Toriola is Africa’s most-decorated table tennis player.
Representing Nigeria in London 2012, this is his consecutive sixth appearance at the Olympics since Barcelona 1992.
In Beijing four years ago, he became the first African so far to make it to the quarter-finals.
Born in Kwara State, Nigeria, Segun Toriola is the last of nine brothers. He plays professionally in France.
Since 1995 he has been ranked as the best Nigerian player. He has been amongst the top table tennis players in Africa since the mid 1990s, ranked number 1 in Africa from 1998 to June 2008.
His fifth Olympic appearance in 2008 made him the first Nigerian man to appear at five Olympics.
During his career, he has won multiple medals in international singles tournaments.  He has a stunning 20 medals of which 14 are gold and he has won the Men’s Singles title on four occasions. At the 1995 All Africa Games in Harare, Zimbabwe, he won the title and four years later, he retained it in Johannesburg. In 2003, he succeeded in Abuja and in 2007, Algeria.
He won his first game yesterday when he defeated defeated Canada’s Andre Ho 4-1 in the Olympic men’s Table tennis. But sadly, he lost 4-1 to Swedish Persson Jorgen in his second outing of the London 2012 Table Tennis event.
BN celebrates the courage and tenacity of Segun who despite several obstacles, is forging ahead to bring glory to Nigeria. In 2010, he had an injury which hindered him from playing for one year.
However, he is back on his feet now and we wish him the very best!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

John Atta Mills dies, Ghana gets new president

Ghana's new president is 53 year old writer and historian, John Dramani Mahama. Mahama had been the vice president before he was sworn in as president this evening following the sudden death of John Atta Mills.

Bracket Relocates to property at Bourdilon Court

The duo of Vast and Smash of Bracket music group have relocated from their base in Tajudeen Olanrewaju Estate, Yaba, to a more expensive and posh duplex apartment at Bourdilon Court, Lekki, highbrow of Lagos.

The Yori-Yori crooners, who have now joined the league of entertainment big wigs residing on the Island, relocated to their new abode few weeks ago. 

Meanwhile, the second phase of the musical group's tour of the United States of America will commence on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 in Baltimore before moving to other cities such as Minnesota, Atlanta, Rode Island, Chicago, Miami, New York and Philadelphia where they will also be given an honorary award by the Mayor of Philadelphia.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jada Pinkett Smith Testifies Before Senate Concerning Human Trafficking

Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Willow Smith
When Willow Smith first alerted her mom Jada Pinkett Smith about human trafficking after watching a YouTube documentary about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony forcing African children into slavery, the actress was spurred to take action. According to the State Department, an estimated 14,500 people are trafficked to the U.S. annually and other estimates state that between 21 million and 27 million are currently enslaved around the world. On Tuesday, Willow, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith wore "Free Slaves" T-shirts during their visit to Capitol Hill to urge the government to take action against human trafficking. They also brought three survivors before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

"Fighting slavery doesn't cost a lot of money. The costs of allowing it to exist in our nation and abroad are much higher," Pinkett Smith said. "It robs us of the thing we value most, our freedom."

She called for an extension of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which provides funding to combat human trafficking, helps victims and implements policies on the issue. Pinkett Smith also plans to launch her own campaign to raise awareness and incite action against slavery.

Sony Confirms Men in Black 4

Film company says it will stick with the lucrative brand.

Fans of the Men in Black films should be ecstatic to know that plans for a fourth installment to the franchise are floating in the pipeline.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Doug Belgrad, the 46-year-old president of Sony Pictures, was asked if the $611 million MIB3 grossed was enough to inspire a number four.

“We're very pleased with the financial performance of Men in Black 3,” Belgrad replied, “And we believe it is an ongoing franchise. We're going to do [another one], but we don't have clarity yet on how it should be done.”

Released this past May, MIB3 was the highest grossing film of the franchise, which stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. About a pair of evil-alien fighting space cops, the sci-fi action comedies have been worldwide blockbusters, with MIB (1997) grossing $589 million internationally and MIBII taking in $449 million at the worldwide box office

Storm 360 launches online radio station

Storm 360 C.E.O – Obi Asika
Entertainment power house Storm 360 have announced the launch of their online radio station, Storm FM.
According to a press release issued by Storm, the online portal will showcase the ‘latest music from Storm 360 Artists, DJ mixes, artist interviews, behind the scenes audio and exclusive content.’
Storm FM can only be accessed via Jandus Radio mobile, a popular mobile app which is being used by other local and online radio stations as a third party portal to reach listeners.
Storm is the second Nigerian record label to run an online radio station. Kennis Music, owned by impressario Keke Ogungbe, has been running an online radio portal ‘Kennis Radio’ for years, as a stand alone platform.

COSON sues Silverbird for N3bn

Culled from thenetngdotcom
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) appears to be on the rampage, with multi-million naira lawsuits targeted at radio and TV stations.
The organization has filed a copyright infringement suit against Silverbird Communications. COSON is suing for the media group for N3bn.
The lawsuit, which also names the organization’s Chairman, Ben Murray-Bruce was filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on July 18, 2012, by Lagos IP lawyer, Justin Ige of Creative Legal, Seun Omotoba & Co., the same counsel which filed the Wazobia N500m lawsuit.
COSON is asking for the award of more than N3bn in allegedly unpaid royalties and damages ‘for the unauthorized copying, broadcast and infringement of the copyright in the musical works and sound recordings belonging to COSON members, affiliates and assignors.’
In a statement, COSON chairman Tony Okoroji said ‘We have been very patient with music users in Nigeria, but that has not yielded much results. It is time people realized that at COSON we stand by our words. We are committed to the defence of the rights of the music industry in Nigeria no matter what it takes. If anybody pulls at us, we will pull back. If anyone pushes us, we will push back. We have opened our doors wide and still continue to keep them open to all who are willing to discuss with us and legally deploy music in their businesses. Those who respect us will receive respect from us. Those who treat the music industry with contempt will get what they deserve.
Silverbird are the owners of Silverbird Television and Rhythm FM, with stations across the country.
In June, 2012, COSON instituted a billion naira lawsuit against Globe Broadcasting & Communications Ltd, owners of Wazobia FM stations across Nigeria.

Funke Akindele puts Basketmouth on Probation on this Week’s MTV Big Friday Show with DJ Humility

On this week’s episode of The Big Friday Show, Basketmouth was put on probation by superstar actress, Funke Akindele. So, she and DJ Humility have a field day at Deuces in Victoria Island, Lagos for the show. The humorous actress, known more popularly for her movies – “Jenifa”, “Omo Ghetto” and “Married But Living Single” took over as this week’s host while DJ Humility was the studio guest.
This week, DJ Humility got Pranked with the help of host, Funke Akindele. And, as usual, Stephanie, their vlogger, gave the weekly news on what is going on in the entertainment world, while upcoming artist, Shun Don did a task/studio challenge. There were also their other fun segments – ASK/REPLY, MEET ME where a lucky Glo subscriber gets to meet DJ Humility and ask him questions; Glo presents Big Friday Show Countdown and the hilarious WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? – There’s never a dull moment on The Big Friday Show.
To watch a little teaser of this week’s episode, {click here}
Catch The Big Friday Show on Friday on MTV Base at 7:30pm (8:30pm CAT). In Nigeria on STV at 6pm and 11pm, in Ghana on Viasat 1 TV at 6:30pm and in Benin Republic on ORTB at 9:30pm.

Massive Collaboration Alert! Naeto C & M.I Collaborate and Headline the 6th Edition of Hennessy Artistry

If like the rest of us here at, you have been waiting to see two of Nigeria’s favourite rappers – M.I. and Naeto C on a track together, then I bet you agree with me when I say “It’s about time!”.
This week, Hennessy Cognac – organizers of foremost Nigerian innovative musical platform – Hennessy Artistry, exclusively announced to us that Nigerian Hip-Hop heavy weights M.I. and Naeto C will be headlining the sixth edition of their annual music project.
Similar to last year’s edition, Hennessy Artistry 2012 will kick off with the release of the headliners’ collaboration track, after which a 22-stop Club Tour with rising artistes will follow. Hennessy Cognac is asking fans to nominate the artistes they would like to see perform at this year’s Club Tour  now, by going to The 2012 Hennessy Artistry project will culminate in VIP events headlined by M.I and Naeto C.
Naeto C & M.I.
In addition to what promises to be a superb Artistry year, lucky fans and consumers will be treated to a VIP session with the stars courtesy of Hennessy. Details of this competition will follow shortly.
Since Hennessy Artistry was first unveiled in Nigeria in 2007, Hennessy Cognac has maintained its position as Nigeria’s and the world’s leading cognac brand. Hennessy Artistry in the meantime has evolved from a cocktail-mixing contest between renowned bartenders to a DJ battle, and now is an important platform for experimental collaborations among multi-talented artistes. Ice Prince, Nneka, Sir Shina Peters, Banky W, Eldee, Tiwa Savage and Mo’Cheddah have worked with Hennessy Artistry over the years. Other artistes include Bez, Kas and Jesse Jagz.
Yipee! I am super excited about this, hope you are too. 

Nigerian Travel Agency World ‘N’ Traveland launches 3 Innovative Products in Lagos! Photos of Don Jazzy, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe & Dr. SID at the Event

On Saturday 7th July 2012, one of Nigeria’s leading travel agencies – World ‘N’ Traveland, that provides clients with safe, easy and convenient facilities to book their travel arrangements and cater for all requirements, launched three new innovations – Travel Kiosk, Voice & Loyalty Card System at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Hon. Disun Holloway unveiling the products with the help of Elaine Nkwocha
The 3 innovative products at the launch were officially unveiled by Lagos Stage Commissioner for Tourism and Inter-Governmental Relations -Honourable Disun Holloway. Also present at the launch were beauty pro & entrepreneur Banke Meshida Lawal, acclaimed event planner Funke Bucknor Obruthe, top Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy and Mavin Records music act Dr. SID.
At the event, a practical demonstration on how best to optimize the three new innovations were shown to all attendees. Lucky guests were given loads of giveaways including airline tickets, special invitations to attend upcoming quarterly World ‘N’ Traveland events and exclusive VIP hand luggage bag tags, as they sipped on refreshing glasses of champagne and munched some yummy canapes.
Banke Meshida Lawal
Funke Bucknor Obruthe
Don Jazzy (L)
Hon. Disun Holloway with World N Traveland staff
Classic FM Crew with Funmi Faloye of World ‘N’ Traveland

Ambassador Olusegun Olusola Buried this Morning

He was buried this morning in his home town, Iperu-remo in Ogun State. Dignitaries who witnessed the burial ceremony include, representative of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Douglas Uranta; Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; former Information Minister Chief Alex Akinyele; Chief Executive Officer of AIT, Dr. Raymond Dokpsei and pools magnate, Chief Adebutu  Kessington.

First Lady Drama!! Patience Jonathan wants presidents' wives roles included in the constitution

Our dear first lady is canvassing for the inclusion of roles of presidents’ wives in the constitution. According to her, the inclusion would enable First Ladies get retirement benefits along with their husbands when they leave office.

What she said yesterday after she was sworn-in as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service
We the wives of political office holders, if our names are not in the constitution and our husbands retire with benefits, the Constitution amendment committee should also look into the issue of wives of political appointees. We should be included in the Constitution so that we too can retire with benefits. With that we can enjoy our career."
Enjoy their career? OK!

Photo of James Holmes, the Colorado theatre shooting suspect

24 year old James Holmes was a Neuroscience PHD candidate at the University Colorado. He was in the process of withdrawing from the school before the shooting. He's yet to tell police why he carried out this sickening act. He had no criminal record prior to this.

James deployed teargas before opening fire on movie goers early this morning, killing at least 12 and wounding 58, many of whom are in the hospital in critical condition.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nelly Denies Being Broke And Owing On Again-Off Again Girlfriend Ashanti $500K

Nelly decided to set a few people straight on rumors surrounding his love life and finances. Allegations have been swirling that the St.Louis rapper hit up his on again-off again boo thang Ashanti for $500K when he was experiencing financial difficulties, but the two fell out when he never paid her back.
Nelly hit up Baltimore’s 92Q radio station this week to shut down the rumors:
“It could be my mama, if she owed me half a million dollars, she better recognize…” he joked on ‘The KO Show’.
“There’s things and rumors about every artist at some point… and if they’re not talking about you then you’re not worth talking about,” he added.
Lastly, when the host asked about his 10+ year relationship with Ashanti (that he still refuses to claim) he kept up the mystery. After the radio personality mentioned seeing photos the couple spending time around St. Louis recently, Nelly responded:
“We’re pretty cool.”

Halle Berry: Hospitalized After Fall on 'The Hive' Set

Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury while shooting a fight sequence on the set of her film, The Hive. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she checked out healthy and was released. She’ll continue production as planned” her rep told TMZ in a statement.

Halle Berry has been hospitalized after taking a nasty fall on the set of her latest film The Hive.
The 45-year-old actress hit her head on some concrete while on set late Tuesday night (July 17) and was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center via ambulance, according to TMZ.
No word yet on how Halle is doing.

'Training' for Oyo State legislators wives in London (Photo)

'Training' for Oyo State legislators wives at Custom House Hotel, London. United Kingdom (Photo by Seun Kolade).

What are they being trained for? To learn how to assist their husbands on the job. It was the initiative of the wife of the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu, under the “Women of Caliber” programme. They will be in London for eight days with tax payers money!


Mikel Obi Joins Twitter

The Super Eagles star joined Twitter officially last night and the account is already verified. Why is it news? lol, Well, I know he has a lot of fans who would like to keep up with him on social enjoy...and you're welcome! :-)

If you're following any other Mikel Obi handle on Twitter, that one na scam! :-)