Friday, May 31, 2013

Industry Nite With D’Banj and KaySwitch

D’banj and Kay Switch On Wednesday 29th May 2013, Lit Up GET Arena. The Nigerian music stars hosted fans and colleagues at the GET Arena, Lagos for the latest edition of Industry Nite.
D’banj arrived at the scene in a black long sleeve hoodie, grey jacket, black pants and dark shades while his brother Kay Switch was in a black paisley print shirt and black pants.
The stars performed some of the hit singles. Also rocking the stage at the event were Dencia in a racy red outfit, Temi Dollface, Durella and Naeto C. Celebrities including Majid Michel, Ms Jaie, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Praiz were spotted at the event.

Watch the entertainers do their thing with a LIVE band.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Army Uncovers Illegal Armoury, Confirms Presence Of Hezbollah Terrorists In Nigeria

Four Lebanese men arrested in the house where 200 rocket-propel launcher, 40 air-to-surface missiles, 200 military hand grenades and more were recovered.

Special forces drafted from the Nigerian Military, yesterday night, raided a residential building-cum-warehouse packed with sophisticated military hardware at Bompai, Kano,  a highbrow area located within the precinct of police and immigration headquarters in the troubled northern commercial city.

The warehouse belonged to an alien from the Middle East and located in Gaya Road, Bompai GRA and within a striking distance to the Police state headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

The military source revealed that, “large quantities of the military hardware were buried in the house, while some were neatly concealed. It took a trained officer in counter-terrorism to discover the hidden mass weapon of war.”

Recovered
1] 40 air-to-surface missiles,
2] 50 cluster bombs,
3] 200 rocket-propel launcher,
4] 8 AK-47 rifles,
5] 200 military hand grenades,
6] uncountable number of live ammunition
7] certain military hardwares deployed to destroy Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC).

The weapons of war were evacuated to the headquarters of the 3rd Motorised Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Kano, alongside four other arrested nationals of the same Middle East extraction, in connection with the shocking discovery.
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Army Uncovers Illegal Armoury, Confirms Presence Of Hezbollah Terrorists In Nigeria

Four Lebanese men arrested in the house.
200 rocket-propel launcher, 40 air-to-surface missiles, 200 military hand grenades and more were recovered.

Special forces drafted from the Nigerian Military, yesterday night, raided a residential building-cum-warehouse packed with sophisticated military hardware at Bompai, a highbrow area located within the precinct of police and immigration headquarters in the troubled northern commercial city.

The warehouse belonged to an alien from the Middle East and located in Gaya Road, Bompai GRA and within a striking distance to the Police state headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

The military source revealed that, “large quantities of the military hardware were buried in the house, while some were neatly concealed. It took a trained officer in counter-terrorism to discover the hidden mass weapon of war.”

Recovered
1] 40 air-to-surface missiles,
2] 50 cluster bombs,
3] 200 rocket-propel launcher,
4] 8 AK-47 rifles,
5] 200 military hand grenades,
6] uncountable number of live ammunition
7] certain military hardwares deployed to destroy Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC).

The weapons of war were evacuated to the headquarters of the 3rd Motorised Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Kano, alongside four other arrested nationals of the same Middle East extraction, in connection with the shocking discovery.

Beyoncé Stalker, Named Bassey Essien Prompts Increased Security

The singer bumps up protection after "fan" sends threatening letters.

It looks like Beyoncé will have some extra people in her entourage as she heads to London for a performance at the Sound for Change concert this weekend. UK paper The Sun reports that obsessed British fan Bassey Essien has sent Queen Bey several threatening letters recently, prompting an increase in security when she takes the stage for her 45-minute set at Twickenham Stadium. 
It isn't the first time Essien has been targeted for harrassing Bey. In 2009, he approached her at an event in London and attempted to give her a book of notes that he had prepared about religion, saying that he was trying to help her. He also sent her disturbing letters, at least one of which claimed that the singer was an imposter who had murdered the real Beyoncé. His actions prompted an anti-harrassment suit, which she won in 2011.
But the latest batch of letters seems to indicate that he's back at it. According to an unnamed source, "Staff have been briefed on the situation and pictures of him have been passed around. They've been told to keep their eyes open and be extra vigilant." 
The singer performed nine dates in London and Manchester earlier this year as part of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. No word if she employed additional security for those shows.

Usher Defends Justin Bieber's Behavior

Justin Bieber's curious behavior as of late includes a run-in from his neighbor, Keyshawn Johnson; spitting at another neighbor; losing his capuchin monkey to the German government; bearing his chest in freezing weather; and scuffling with paparazzi. His mentor Usher says he's just being a teenager.
Chatting with talk show host and comedienne Ellen Degeneres about the 19-year-old pop star, Usher said the constant cameras on Bieber are making normal teenage antics seem magnified.
"I think all of us, in some ways, have humble beginnings that pan out to be incredible and we hope that in his transition — as friends and family who have helped him be who he is — that he will continue to just mature," he said.
"In this days' age of social media, there's no privacy, and that kind of trial-and-elimination period is kind of done in front of a camera. It's been done, and many, many other celebrities are a product of it, and some come out bad and some come out good, and I'm hoping for the best."
Usher himself was first discovered on Star Search at the tender age of 13 and reached his own level of super-celebrity just as he was entering adulthood with his sophomore album My Way. He's been mentoring the Canadian-born Bieber after discovering him on YouTube, and told Ellen that he continues to maintain contact with Scooter Braun, Bieber's manager. He said also, he reaches out to Bieber directly when he "can be of help."
But he's not worried. "I don't look at it [his behavior] as a negative ... I look at it as a teenager, a teenager having to live his life in front of a camera." 

The Real Housewives Coming To Lagos


According to inside sources, NBCUniversal owners of the popular America docu-reality series; the Real Housewives Franchise is partnering with a Nigerian organisation to produce a version of the show for the African audience.  The new show will be called the Real Housewives of Lagos and will cover the lifestyle of 5 – 8  different women resident in Lagos.
 
These women must fit a certain profile; aged between 30 and 50, extremely wealthy - married into money, inherited a fortune through her family, or just self-made millionaires - they could be married, divorced or single.  They will also grant an all-access pass to their lives: their families, friendships, careers and homes.

While there are so many women in Lagos who fit this bill, it would be interesting to see the ones who get selected to star in this show and the ones who accept. 

Reps approve 14 years imprisonment for same sex marriage

The House of Representatives yesterday Thursday May 29th approved 14 years imprisonment for persons who contracted same sex marriage in the country.

This was sequel to a clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill for an Act to prohibit marriage or union entered between persons of same sex, at the Committee of the Whole.

“Marriage or civil union entered between persons of same gender shall not be solemnised in any place of worship, either church or mosque or any place in Nigeria,” it said.


Introducing the bill, Rep. Albert Sam-Tsokwa ( PDP-Taraba) said that it sought to achieve a far reaching objective by outlawing same sex marriage and provide punishment for offenders.
It also set out a 10-year sentence for “any person who directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationships’’.

“Any persons or group of persons that administers, witnesses, screen and shields the solemnisation of same sex marriage in Nigeria on conviction, will be liable to 10 years imprisonment.’’

It would be recalled also that the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, had warned that his country would consider withholding aid from countries that did not recognise gay rights.

In Nov. 2011, the senate approved the bill that would make same-sex marriages punishable by up to 14 years for the couple and 10 for anyone abetting such unions.

The bill is expected to be sent to the Senate for concurrence.

Source: NAN

NOLLYWOOD!! Gorimapa Galore! 15 Nollywood Actresses Shave Their Heads For The Movie, ‘Widows Cult’


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That’s the new fad o! Everybody shave your head for movie role. Very soon people will be shaving head for album release, or award ceremony.
Anyways peeps this out. Somewhere in Owerri there’s the movie ‘Widows Cult’ being shot and a total of 15 actresses shaved their heads for the movie. 15!!
The movie stars Clem Ohameze, Adaora Ukoh, Ebube Nwagbo, Angela Okorie.
This one nah real Gorimapa Galore!
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Join Nigerian Designer Mai Atafo at the Dream Wedding II: Launch of The Grandeur Collection | Thursday 13th June 2013

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Who gets to be kissed this year at Dream Wedding II?
It’s about three weeks to go to the extraordinary showcase of the latest wedding collection by renowned Nigerian Fashion Designer Mai Atafo tagged ‘Dream Wedding II’. The launch of ‘Dream Wedding 1′which heralded Mai’s wedding label “Weddings By Mai” was tagged an innovative and exciting wedding event and had numerous high points like performances by Waje, Praiz, Obiwon, Yemi Alade,Chidinma and K-Soul plus who can forget the kiss by the royal couple played by actor and TV personalityUti Nwachukwu and ex-beauty queen turned rapper Muna Abii.
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With such an amazing first edition, the second edition promises to leave no stone unturned. It will entail the launch of ‘The Grandeur Collection’ from the “Weddings By Mai” brand which will also be showcased at a spectacular fashion show in Paris prior to the Dream Wedding II; and be filled with world-class entertainment and theatrics in a luxury wedding setting. It promises to be the most remarkable and memorable wedding event of the year.
Like the previous event, ‘Dream Wedding II’ will still retain its real-life wedding elements like a wedding ceremony, wedding reception venue, wedding décor, wedding invitations, wedding cake, bouquet toss and a wedding toast just to mention a few and is in collaboration with G.H.MUMM. ”We at Weddings By MAI are excited to be working with G.H.MUMM champagne for Dream Wedding II” said Jessica Edionwele. “G.H.MUMM has a legacy of almost two centuries and driven by the motto ‘only the best’. Apart from the presence of G.H. MUMM champagne collection which includes The Classic, The Grand Crus and Cuvee R. Lalou, what will also be present will be their quest for perfection and spirit of adventure and panache.“ Dream Wedding II is celebrated by G.H.MUMM. “Serious about champagne since 1827″.
In anticipation for the event, an official ‘Dream Wedding II’ theme song titled ‘Stay with Me’ by Mai Atafo featuring Waje and Praiz has been released and will also be performed at the event alongside performances from top music acts.
Date: Thursday 13th June 2013
Venue: Landmark Village Event Centre, Oniru (Off Ligali Ayorinde) Victoria Island
Contact: For any information on ‘Dream Wedding II’, please call 07080782307 or 08130524832 | Email weddings@weddingsbymai.com | Follow @weddingsbymai on twitter for updates.
DREAM TEAM
The team working to make this launch a success include
Beauty & Accessories
Brides’ Make up: ShoMya
Hair: Zuby
Hair Pieces: Tracies
Shoes: Divatute
Wedding Planning and Food
Wedding Planning: June Dawn Events
Wedding Decor: Yvent Kouture
Wedding Cake: Cakes By Tosan
Canape: Chef Fregz
Cocktails: Elles Icebox
Entries: Chef Uche (Uche can cook)
Gourmet Cookies & Parisian Dessert: Cookie Jar
Technical & Production
Sound: Tremor Perfect
Walkway, Stage & Lights: Sight and Sound Production Company
Stage Design & Partition: Equally Diverse
Hospitality: The Green Room Nigeria
Wedding Photography: Body Lawson
Event Photography: Kola Oshalusi
Lookbook Photography: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Video Production: Ndani
Production Manager: Omoh Talabi
Creative content: Ohimai Atafo

Families Of Abducted Pakistani Nationals Threaten To Kill Nigerians In Pakistan If Anything Happens To Them

Families of the five Pakistani nationals on board an oil vessel, Mt Matrix 1, abducted last Saturday at 40 nautical miles off the Bayelsa coast have told the management of the company, Matrix Energy, in Warri, Delta State, not to pay any ransom to the abductors to get them released, promising to take revenge on Nigerians in their hundreds in Pakistan, if any of the victims was killed.

The abducted victims include the Captain, Chief Officer, cook and two others. They were conveying automated gasoline oil, AGO, from Lagos to Eket, when they were abducted at 9pm.


Sources said that relevant security agencies in Bayelsa State and Warri in Delta State, had been informed of the incident.

The source added  that the company had begun negotiation with the abductors, but that details of negotiations with the company on ransom were not disclosed.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Femi Kuti Releases First Video In Over A Decade [WATCH]


See Stephanie Okereke Linus' beautiful new Looks...

She shared the lovely photos on her Instagram page. 
See two more photos below... 


Aliko Dangote Promises To End Fuel Importation In 4 Years


President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has promised to end fuel importation in Nigeria in four years when his proposed refinery comes on stream.

Work would commence later in the year on the proposed 400,000 barrels per day refinery which is expected to cost $4.25 billion. The refinery will be located in Ondo State. He disclosed this during an interview when the Annual General Meeting of Dangote Cement held in Abuja.

Dangote group would provide half of the money while the rest would be sourced from two foreign banks and Nigerian banks. He is worth over $16 billion in net assets, according to Forbes Magazine, making him the richest on the continent.

Are Artistes Leaving Chocolate City? …First Jesse Jagz, Now BrymO

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Yesterday, news broke that BrymO, Chocolate City crooner famous for his chorus on Ice Prince’s Oleku had left the label. Moments after that an official press release was sent out on behalf of the label by World PR Media stating:
” We can confirm that Brymo still has a valid contract with Choc City and we are certain our Artiste “Brymo” can confirm the same fact. We urge all reputable media houses to check facts with our establishment prior to releasing “Untrue” stories to the general public that rely on them for valuable Information”.
Less than an hour after that BrymO tweeted the following “It is true, I have left chocolate city”

Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Become an American Idol Judge?

Jennifer Hudson

American Idol is looking towards the past to move forward in season 13. The long-running singing competition had a rocky ratings year despite grabbing the likes of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban as last season's judges. Now that all three  and Idol veteran Randy Jackson  won't be returning, the show is in talks to snag Jennifer Hudson to fill at least one open vacancy, a source told the Hollywood Reporter.

The 31-year-old was originally said to be one of three former contestants in line to become judges. The remaining two being season one Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and either season two runner up Clay Aiken or season eight fan favorite Adam Lambert.

Null of an official confirmation, rumors of former Idol castoffs becoming judges isn't sifting well with everyone, however. A writer for USA Today called the move "a horrible idea," in that it may appeal to some of its previous audience members, but is "not likely to attract new viewers."

Hudson was voted off season three and Fantasia Barrino became that year's idol, but the Chicago native has turned her loss into a major win. Aside from an endorsement deal with Weight Watchers, Hudson has won both a Grammy and an Oscar, the latter of which was for her performance in Dreamgirls, alongside Beyoncé and Eddie Murphy.

Former first lady of Lagos State, Foluke Mudashiru passes on

Former first lady of Lagos State, Mrs Foluke Mudashiru, has died. The wife of late military Governor of Lagos State, Commodore Gbolahan Mudashiru, died May 27th in Atlanta Georgia after battling an undisclosed illness for a while. She was 67.

Air Commodore Gbolahan Mudasiru was military governor of Lagos State between January 1984 and August 1986. He died in 2003.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Are These Nigeria’s Hottest Guys? Meet the Contestants for the 2013 Mr Universe Nigeria competition ... LMAO

It’s that time of the year again to crown the next Mr Universe Nigeria.

34 eligible Nigerian gents will vie for the coveted titled of the 2013 Mr Universe Nigeria. The contestants will be present in Lagos on Tuesday 28th May 2013 for the camp – where they will be groomed for the D-Day.
The first assignment for the contestants was to create a signature look. A look that describes their totality in just a single picture.
Seriously, are these the hottest guys in Nigeria? I should contest next time.. I think!
*Viewer Discretion Advised*
Meet the 2013 Mr Universe Nigeria Contestants
Abia
Abia
Abuja
Abuja
Adamawa
Adamawa
Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom
Bauchi
Bauchi
Bayelsa
Bayelsa
Benue
Benue
 More Pics when you click below

Tiwa Savage Reveals Album Tracklist

Tiwa Savage album tracklist
Tiwa Savage is prepping for the release of her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Once Upon A Time’, and as part of the buildup she held a listening session for the project. Tiwa revealed the albums tracklist and features which include Flavour, Don Jazzy and Ice Berg Slim.
Have a look at the tracklist below:


1. Once Upon a time
2. Wanted
3. Ileke
4. Middle Passage
5. Olorun Mi
6. Why Don’t You Love Me
7. Fela Interlude
8. Love Me, Love Me, Love me
9. Eminado ft Don Jazzy
10. Folarin
11. Oh Yeah ft Don Jazzy
12. Shout Out ft Ice Berg Slim & Sarkodie
13. Written All Over Your Face
14. Get Low
15. Ife Wa Gbona ft Leo Wonder
16. Eji ma fia
17. Baby Mo ft Flavour
18. Stand As One ft General Pype
19. Thank You 


Bonus Tracks

20. Without My Heart ft Don Jazzy
21. Kele Kele

Meet The Nigerian Big Brother Africa Housemates - Melvin Oduah, Ada Beverly Osu



Melvin Oduah
Melvin Oduah, 27 years old, is a model and actor from Delta State with a BSc in Chemistry. Karen, Uti are also from Delta State.
Melvin was first runner up Mr Nigeria competition 2011 and 1st runner up Gulder Ultimate Search Season VI.


Melvin enjoys listening to Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and R Kelly.
His favourite place in Nigeria is Lagos and he says the best things about the continent as a whole are the culture and people. Outside of Nigeria, he enjoys spending time in South Africa and the USA because “these are places where you can relax and relate to people conveniently”.

ehen, so we no sabi relate for naija abi *mtschwwwww... moves on*  

His friends and family inspired him to enter Big Brother. He has always been a fan of the show and has previously come out tops in two other reality shows. He is hoping to use all his experience and charm to go all the way on Big Brother. If he wins the grand prize, he’ll invest it, but he’s also hoping to make his country proud and use this experience as a platform to achieve other things in his career.


The female rep is Ada Beverly Osu. She is a model and popular Lagos based video vixen. She was also briefly engaged to rapper 2shotz in 2011.


Industry Nite Heads to Houston, TX on June 8th! Performances From Ice Prince, D’Prince, Sinzu


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Industry Nite is taking its super talents to Houston, Texas on June 8th with quite an impressive including Ice Prince Zamani, D’Prince, Sinzu, Mimi and other US based artists.
Music by DJ Neptune.
It’ll be held at the Ayva Center.

Photonews: Sarah Ofili, Vector, Ketchup Show Out For Terry Tha Rapman’s Testing 1,2 Video Shoot


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Terry Tha Rapman recently shot the video for ‘Testing 1,2′. The colourful video had cameo appearances from model Sarah Ofili, Vector, Ketchup, Major 1, DJ Kaywise and others. The video was shot by T-Frizzle and will be out in a couple of weeks.
Below are the pics of the ‘behind the scenes’.
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Cecilia Ibru Relocates To Her Village




According to Yes! magazine, the disgraced former Oceanic Boss has reportedly relocated back to her village in Agbahor Otoh, Delta state.  *rolls eyes.... I don't see whats wrong with that anyway*

The fair skinned finance guru has been lying very very low ever since her many sins were exposed by the current CBN govenor, Sanusi Lamido. She is still trying to recover from the shame and most painfully the loss of Oceanic bank.

The 67 year old had been sentenced to six months in prison on October 8, 2010 on 25 counts of fraud.

She has also reportedly become very active in her church and is rumoured to be an evangelist now.

Check Out MI's New Bentley Pictures


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MI acquired the Bentley about a week ago but the car came into Lagos yesterday. Big congrats to him!
More pics after the cut
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"Freeway" Rick Ross Wants to Fight Rick Ross for Charity


Freeway Rick Ross & Rick Ross

"Freeway" Rick Ross is ready to take his ongoing fight over his name to the ring. The former drug kingpin has an issue with rapper Rick Ross hijacking his name, and would be willing to throw a few blows for it  so long as it's done for charity.

During an interview on the Murder Master Music Show, he continued in his attempts to slander the MMG boss for impersonating his gangster persona, and explained why he'd sign on for the bout. "I would take him ... if we do it for charity," he said. "We go in and we donate all the money to some kids. I'd be willing to do that."

Despite Ricky Rozay's weight advantage, Freeway Ricky Ross is confident that he wouldn't be much of a challenge. "Yeah, even though he's 'bout 400 pounds bigger than me. That don't mean nothing 'cause he look like he 'bout to have a heart attack anyway."

The ex-con goes on to expose the Ross, 37, for lying about a criminal past, and took shots at his sexuality, alleging an intimate relationship with Diddy. "I saw them kiss one time," he said. "Somebody showed me a video of where they kissed. They was on stage and they hugged and put their lips together. I can only imagine what they do in private. Hopefully those tapes never get out because I know they probably film it!"

Freeway has been feverish in his quest to discredit the Miami rapper, but hasn't been victorious. In 2012 a judge ordered him to shell out $500,000 to cover his rival's legal fees.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Photonews : Cannes Film Festival, The best outfits Eva Longoria

The exotic beauty was stunning at Cannes 2012. She wore a beautiful Marchesa gown with sophisticated embroidery, neckline and delicately worked behind tulle breathtaking.

MTN signs Wizkid as ambassador, Pepsi Extends Endorsement Deal


 Wizkid has joined Davido, Iyanya, Praiz, others...as an ambassador for the telecoms giant. He signed a one year endorsement deal with MTN today. We also learned that Pepsi has also extended his endorsement deal for another two years. Congrats to him..

Ankara in Chic! Fenix Couture presents its 2013 “Ihotu Collection”


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We work to stamp our brand into the consciousness of the fashion world” – these words form the mission statement of design label Fenix Couture and they seem to be doing just that with their 2013 “Ihotu Collection”.
The Canadian based brand owned by Josephine Akioyemen designs and creates women’s couture with a special preference for working in ankara. The name of the collection which translates into the “Love” collection in Idoma is aimed at “making elegant women bloom like cherry blossom flowers“. The collection is filled with different styles in lively print colours specifically designed to accentuate natural feminine beauty.
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Video Premiere: Victoria Kimani Feat. M.I – Oya!


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Chcocolate City returns with yet another epic music video. This time, it’s for Victoria Kimani‘s collaboration with the “Chairman”, M.I. “Oya” is an uptempo groove joint produced by Chopstix.
Directed by Ali Zamani.
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