Moji Obasanjo ready for libel battle
Let's start with the Moji/Gbenga scandal. According to Encomium magazine Moji finally made a comment about her divorce scandal to the press. They said on Thursdat Jan 31st 08, Moji told them via SMS "Everyone to his conscience..I am not talking to the press. Thank you very much for showing concern in this issue"
Now to the latest news...they say Moji's counsel, Kola Awodeyin, SAN, has written to Gbenga asking him to retract all he said within 7 days or risk being slammed with a suit. But unperturbed, Gbenga has been talking tough, threatening to expose more should he be pushed to the wall.
Sunny Okoson suffering from cancer of the colon
The younger brother of Ozzidi King, Charles Okosun, told the press that evangelist Sunny Okosun is suffering from cancer of the colon which he has been battling for sometime now but that hasn't deterred him from ministering as he is presently in the US mininstering in some churches.
Jazzman Olofin and Dare Art Alade quit Storm Records
Two popular Nigerian acts Jazzman Olofin and Dare Art Alade, who had for years pitched their tents with Storm Records, ahve called it quits in order to do things their own way. The two artistes and the management of Storm Records decided tp part ways when they couldn't arrive at a compromise. The artistes wanted the management to start work on the release of their next album, but the company decided otherwise on the excuse that they have to wait till they release the albums of other artistes on the label. This didn't go down well with the artiste and they made an offer to leave, which was accepted by the label.
Deola Sagoe opens ultra modern showroom
On Saturday Jan 26th 08, Deola Sagoe, one of Africa's best designers, officially opened her lifestyle boutique store at Plot 292f, Ajose Adeogun Street, V/Island, Lagos. Everyone who was anyone attended the event. More grease to her elbow.
This headline and story is either absurd or funny. Here it is...found in one of our local gossip mags.
D'Banj, Ruggedman, KC Presh deny engaging in fraudulent business.
'We don't do yahoo yahoo'
According to the mag...'The astonishing wealth which has become the major characteristic of most Nigerian hip hop artistes has been ascribed to internet fraud better known as yahoo-yahoo. Accoding to information at our disposal, the artistes who are allegedly into illegal practice have their own internet facilities and have their own guys who are instumental to the success of their illegitimate deals. The source further disclosed that most of these artistes have their agent in London, adding that they only hide under the umbrella of entertainment while making millions of naira through internet fraud.
The artistes react
KC Presh "That is not true. We don't have time. The problem is that some Nigerians are lazy and they think everybody is like them. Showbiz is big business anywhere in the world. A serious artiste can make clean money. We make money from album sales, shows and event packaging. We are not aware of hip hop artistes who have descended so low to abandon arts for internet fraud"
D Banj "It can't be true. Where is the time to do that? Besides all of you know DBanj is a very hardworking person. I am always busy and occupied with shows and you can imagine the millions I make from shows and they come regularly. I also get endorsements worth millions of naira, so how would I descend so low to the extent of engaging in internet fraud? I don't even have the time to check my mails, let alone browsing. So, it is a white lie"
Ruggedman "I don't know anything about that my brother"
Shan George launches music album
Actress, Shan George, has fixed her album launch for Sunday Feb 17th 08 at the Niteshift Coliseum, Opebi, Ikeja. Her album parades 7 tracks and all songs are in her Ediba Cross River dialect. That's not nice Shan. What about those who don't understand your language. You should have had at least one song in English. Anyway, Good luck with that.
PSquare acquires Hummer H2
Guv'nor's daughter set to wed
Niteshift Guv'nor, Ken Calebs Olumese's eldest daughter, Cynthia, is set to walk down the aisle with her beau, Pabina Yinkere. The date for the wedding is April 12th 2008. Congrats to the couple.
Sheila Okonji builds house for parents London based music producer, Sheila Okonji, has just finished building a bungalow hose which she gave to her parents and also gave them keys to a Toyota 4X4. Good of her!
Sunday January 20th 08 marked the beginning of business for 18 young Africans contesting for $200, 000 in a foremost business reality TV show as production began for The Apprentice Africa. Pulling contestants from across Africa and the disapora, Appentice Africa is sponsored by Bank PHB.
A-list comedian Tee-A was robbed on Sunday January 27th 08, while returning home after an outing with his brother in-law who was visiting from the UK. They say the comedian was literally stripped bare by a three-man robbery gang along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja. Thank God he was unharmed.
Bash Ali also robbed
Nigeria's oldest boxer, Bash Ali, was also robbed some weeks backs while coming back from Abuja. He ran into into a gang of robbers operating at the foot of Ikeja bridge and was dispossesed of all he had with him, including all his boxing belts.
God help us in this country.
Top Nigerian Auto dealer beheaded in Saudi Arabia
Babatunde Esho, a popular Lagos socialite who ran BAT Motors, was beheaded in Saudi Arabia weeks back, after he was convicted of smuggling cocaine into the country. According to a magazine in Nigeria, Esho, popularly known as 'Ghana must go' was beheaded in public after being arrested by the Saudi drug bursters who had a dossier on him. His trial and conviction was about the most celebrated drug case ever recorded in the history of Saudi Arabia. Esho was the man who gave a very popular fuji musician his first lexus car. Sad way to go.
Ibinabo delivers baby girl for Fred Amata It's no longer news that ex-beauty queen and actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, gave birth to a bouncing baby girl on January 28th 08 at a London hospital and they say her still married actor baby daddy, Fred Amata is ecstatic about the baby's arrival, which will him a father for the third time and IB, a mother for the third time too. Ibinabo already had two children before now. Her first son's father is said to be one Osahon, while her second child is as a result of her brief marriage to photographer Philip Trimnell, while her latest baby is by actor Fred Amata. Way to go girl and congrats!!!
Fatai Rolling Dollar gets baby boy at 81
Aged musician, Fatai Rolling Dollar's 41 yr old wife just gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on January 22nd 08. The proud father now 81, mounted the stage with his band on the day of christening, thrilling all those that attended. The little boy has since been named Mojeed.
Jay Jay Okocha invests millions on liquor business Ex-Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, is now one of the leading liquor merchants in Nigeria, as he now deals in expensive wines and alcoholic beverages. The former captain of Bolton Wanderers is said to have spent over N250mil to put the business, which is operating as JJ Okocha Group West Africa Limited, with an office on Saka Tinubu, V/Island, together. They say the footballer owns a top of range wine production company in Paris, France.
That's all for today. Hopefully this will fetch me like 200 comments! lol