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Saturday, 12 April 2008

Soundcity Music Video Awards 2008

I was at the 2008 Soundcity Music Video Awards and it was a blast. Apart from starting a little late, everything else went very well. The performances were off the hook.

D Banj and Ashionye were the comperes and I must say that the Koko Master owned the night. He's the best compere I have ever seen. I mean he kept us laughing every single time he came on stage...D Banj is really multi-talented and humble. He deserves every success he gets.

Ashionye was well...beautiful, articulate, confident, well dressed and really carried us along.

My girl TY Bello finally won an award for Greenland. About time too.

The best performance for me apart from NAS of course, who really thrilled the crowd, was the Mohits Crew. Great Performance!

Asa and Faze who won awards were absent.

Ok, here are the Winners of the 2008 Soundcity Music Video Award

Best Male Video
Jimmy Jatt - Stylee

Best Female Video
Kween - Jebele

Fresh Video
Booty Call - Mohits All Stars

Best Duo/Group Video
Infinity-Olori oko

Best R&B/Pop Video
TY Bello - Greenland

Best Cinematography
P-Square - Do me

Best Direction
The director for Olori Oko by Infinity

Best Special Effect
Gbenga Salau - Aye ole by Olori oko

Viewers Choice Award
TY Bello

Best Hip Hop Video
Ill Bliss - You go wound

Best New Artiste
Asa

Best Video
P Square - Do me

Best Choreography
Faze - Kpo kpodi kpo

African Video of the Year
Freshly Ground - Pot Belly

Hip Hop Legend Award
NAS

Artistes who performed
The Remedies
Mohits All Stars
Ikechukwu
Naeto C
P-Square

Infinity
Sasha
Tic Tac
Freshly Ground
NAS


Here are exclusive pictures taken at the event from my sister's (Vera) camera. Enjoy


NAS receiving his Award




P-Square perfoming


Ashionye


NAS, Charly Boy and Elajoe


P-Square receiving one of their awards


D Banj and Wande Cole


Paul of P-Square


NAS and Sheila Okonji (of MOBO Awards)


Mohits crew




Freshly Ground



NAS performing on stage


Charly Boy and NAS (Charly Boy presented the Hip Hip Legend Award to NAS and when asked 'How u dey?' by Charly Boy, NAS replied 'I dey Kampe!' The crowd went crazy! lol)


Elajoe, NAS and Obiwon



P-Square


Freshly Ground



Rita Dominic, Jimmy Jatt and TY Bello

That's it!

Oh by the way, Peter came to the event with Lola Omotayo. Munachi was there too, but she wasn't sitting anywhere near them. I guess that about puts an end to the Peter/Munachi love tango rumour. I like gossip right? lol!

See y'all soon!

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Peter of P-Square opens up on love controversy

Hey people. I see I have new readers on my blog. I used to get about 2, 000 hits everyday, but it's increased to about 2, 800 in the last few days. So I have about eight hundred new comers. To all of you, I say welcome to my crazy/beautiful world. We do everything from news, gossip, lifestyle, issues, fashion...etc, basically whatever I find interesting.

Speaking of gossip, let me do one amebo for you guys...don't say you read it here o..lol!

God forgive me for this....lol!
Anyway, there's been a lot of talk in the media that Peter of P-Square is dating ex-MBGN 2007, Munachi Abii. And y'all know he's been in a sizzling romance with the very beautiful Lola Omotayo. Well, last week a soft sell magazine reported that Lola and Munachi exchanged blows at Peter's house when the two met there. Of course Lola denied that ever happened and I believe her. Anyway this week, Peter opened up to Encomium magazine on what exactly is going on between him, Lola and Munachi...

From Encomium magazine of this week....enjoy!
The media is agog with tales of how Peter of P-Square dumped Lola Omotayo for Munachi Abii, the immediate – past Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. Because of the furore generated by the alleged action, a lot of people have been expecting the man at the centre of the controversy to open up and declare who his real lover is between the two beautiful ladies. After much persuasion, the handsome entertainer told his love story to Encomium magazine.
Excerpts...


Peter and Lola Omotayo

What is the truth about your relationship with Lola Omotayo and Munachi Abii?
Peter
“I’ve been under pressure for a while to actually address this issue but I just felt I should stay out of it. I don’t think I have a choice now than to let people know the real situation of things. I and Lola Omotayo are still very much in love and Munachi knew us to be lovers. I read in a paper recently that Lola and Munachi fought in my house and they've been sending themselves threatening text messages. The truth of the matter is Munachi and Lola have never met before and even Munachi is looking forward to meeting her. Everybody in my family knows that I'm dating Lola and I can't regret marrying someone like her.

Are you saying you're planning to get married to her and when?
Peter "Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying I am planning to get married now, because marriage is not just something you rush into like that. I am still taking my career very seriously at the moment. Lola is a cool person, very independent and knows how to take good care of me. Some people said I broke up with her because she is older than me. What is their business about her age? After all I knew she was older than me when I toasted her. What about older ladies that toasted me and I didn't yield. I think people should just leave me and Lola alone and let us live our lives. I am sick and tired of all these rumours."



What about Munachi?
Peter " What about her?

Are you guys also having an affair?
Peter "The truth of the matter is that Munachi is my very good friend and to any other person in the house. I mean Paul and Jude. The whole thing started when we shot our videos and Munachi happened to be part of it. The press people that were around took photos of us and since then everywhere we go it is romance with Munchi that I hear."

But there can't be smoke without fire
Peter "I won't lie to you. Munachi is a very close friend of mine and a kind hearted girl who deserves all the respect in the world but we're not dating."

People now perceive the two ladies as fighting over you?
Peter " There's not an iota of truth in that. Munachi can't wait to even meet with Lola and if you read one of her latest interviews she stated that she is not dating anybody. They're both wonderful and there's nothing like fight between them. I am dating Lola and not Munachi."


Can you talk about your love story with Lola and how long you guys have been together?
Peter "The next three months will make it three years that we've been together and I've never for once regretted knowing her. She knows the difference between Peter of P-Square and the ordinary Peter. One thing I like most about her is that she knows how to take care of me and put smiles on my face when I am sad. I love her so much and she loves me too. She is well known in my family and likewise me in her family.

But meanwhile, this is the story another soft sell magazine, City People, carried this week....
'Peter of P-Square steps out with Munachi Abii'
As the day passes by, the love song between Peter Okoye and former Most Beautiful Girl, Munachi, becomes louder. The love birds attended the City People Awards together holding each other and displaying free expression of affection. After receiving the award 'Music Group of the Year', Munachi didn't hesitate congratulating her man with a beautiful kiss.

All I'm going to say is that Peter sure likes beautiful women. Good luck to everyone involved!

Ok, I'm through with my gossip...sweet amebo abi? lol!

Going to watch some TV.

Ciao and stay blessed!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Left Eye, baby with two faces and the Joke

I wasn't going to blog today 'cos I'm really tired...but for some reason I don't know how to resist sitting in front of my computer to write. So here we go...

There was something I watched this weekend that kinda freaked me out a bit. If you haven't seen it, then you must see it. It's one of those things that reminds you that 'Truth is stranger than fiction'. It's one of the most compelling, riveting things I have ever watched. I was left speechless for at least 2 minutes after watching it. It's THE LAST DAYS OF LISA 'LEFT EYE' LOPEZ.

MTV has been showing it every weekend for the past three weeks and it's just one of those things you watch and you can't understand what you just saw.

Lisa Lopes was on a “spiritual journey” when she traveled to the Honduras back in 2002. She decided to document her trip to this foreign land as part of her own self discovery after her record company refused to release her album.

In the video (which she filmed herself) she revealed a lot about herself. She really just wanted to share so much of herself and exposed so much. She wanted us to know the real HER and remember the truth after she's gone.

It was a 30 day shoot. On day 25th, a little boy ran in front of the car Lisa was riding in. He died. And his last name was also Lopes. Lisa said there was a spirit after her and she believed that spirit killed the boy by accident.

Two days later, on the 27th day of shoot, April 25th 2002, Lisa got involved in another accident that took her life. She was the one driving.

Minutes before she died, (seen in the pix left) she looked into the camera, smiled (at us), handed the box she was carrying to the person next to her (there were 7 other people in the car with her), she looked at the camera again and a few seconds later, for reasons unknown, the car swerved off a jungle road and into a ditch.

She was wearing her seat belt, but she was the only person killed in the single car accident.

Everybodyelse in that car survived except her...and after everything she said...she had this premonitions and kept talking about a spirit after her...

I can't explain this, y'all need to see it to understand what I'm talking about.

She obviously lived her life to the fullest. It's going to be her 6th year rememberance in a few weeks. May her soul continue to rest in peace!

To other things...
Little girl with two faces
A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. Except for her ears, all of Lali's facial features are duplicated — she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.

How do things like this happen?

Anyway, to more happy things. Here's a classic joke to put a smile on your face...
Hotel Bill
A husband and wife are traveling by car from Key West to Boston. After almost twenty-four hours on the road, they're too tired to continue, and they decide to stop for a rest. They stop at a nice hotel and take a room, but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When they check out four hours later, the desk clerk hands them a bill for $350.The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He tells the clerk although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren't worth $350. When the clerk tells him $350 is the standard rate, the man insists on speaking to the manager.
The manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic sized pool and a huge conference center that were available for the husband and wife to use."But we didn't use them." the man complains. "Well, they are here, and you could have." explains the manager.
He goes on to explain they could have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. "The best entertainers from New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas perform here." the manager says. "But we didn't go to any of those shows." complains the man."Well, we have them, and you could have." the manager replies. No matter what facility the manager mentions, the man replies, "But we didn't use it!"
The manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to pay. He writes a check and gives it to the manager. The manager is surprised when he looks at the check. "But sir," he says, "this check is only made out for $100." "That's right," says the man. "I charged you $250 for sleeping with my wife." "But I didn't!" exclaims the manager."Well," the man replies, "she was here, and you could have."
Smart man right? lol!
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
Old Arab proverb

To all Ara (the incredible drummer, singer) fans, she now has a blog. Check it out here http://ara-drums.blogspot.com/

'When you find yourself stuck in a situation that you can’t get out of, there is one thing that you should always remember. Not everyone who shows up is there to help you'. BE CAREFUL!

Off to bed...see y'all later

Ciao!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Nigerian Entertainment News!

Hey everyone, I'm back! Missed y'all. Sorry for being MIA for a bit. I had to go...get some things done! Whatever that means huh? lol!

This weekend I did something I haven't done in a while. No, not sex...shopping! lol. I shopped like crazy from Friday through Saturday, relaxed on Sunday then continued on Monday.

When I say shopping, I mean I really really shopped. I bought things that I can't even pronounce...lol. I got this 'dash' money and y'all know how sweet it is to spend money you didn't work for. lol! I mean I am a business woman and most times I put my profit back into my business, so usually I don't have that much money to play around with. I don't get 'free' money that often, so whenever I get it, it's always a treat. I even got myself a stylist. He's clothing me for the Soundcity Music Video awards. When y'all see the pix from the show and don't like what I'm wearing, I will give you all Gbemi's number to call and give him a piece of your mind...lol!

I am also supposed to do the countdown to the SMVA on Soundcity's 'Style Agent 101' programme. Basically telling people what to wear and what not to wear, the kind of make up to go for, appropriate shoes for the red carpet, how to combine colours etc...but the thing is, I have absolutely no idea what's in vogue so I don't know how I'm gonna fair on that one. So if you have any advise for me, do share. I don't want to embarrass myself on TV. My bad English is enough...lol!

I didn't work most part of last week and I ain't working most part of this week. Tomorrow, I'll be at the salon most part of the day, Thursday is the TV shoot, and Friday is the SHOW! I'm mos def gonna be there! I'm also supposed to do a TV interview with a new TV programme called Glamour TV. If it doesn't happen this Friday, it's gonna happen next week (I'm feeling like a celeb huh? e no easy! lol) I hear the TV show will be very exciting...so watch out for it.

Oh by the way, I now officially have four designer bags. A Fendi, a Cacharel, an Armani and a Louis Vuitton. Aint that something? lol. Not a big deal huh? Yeah well I have had bags but there was nothing 'designer' about any of them until now, so leave me to enjoy making the announcement...lol!

My sis Vera threw my LV bag into the thrash (not even funny!) just 'cos I told her to handle the bag with care. She was like 'get over yourself already' lol! She's a flygirl so she has all kinds of designer bags, this is all new to me. I have small money but I can't spend 50grand on a bag(at least not now)...so yes, they are all gifts. It's not easy to be a fine girl now is it? lol!

LIFE IS GOOD!

Ok, let's do entertainment news. We will start with gists from City People Award For Excellence that took place last Sunday March 30th 2008.

The Governors who came
Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan
Abia, Theodore Orji
Rivers, Rotimi Amaechi

Lagos State Governor who also won GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR was absent.

Other winners.
Music Group of the year
P-Square
Designer of the Year
Mudi
First Lady of the Year
Mrs Abimbola Fashola of Lagos State
Best South East Governor
Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji
Media Personality of the Year for Broadcast
Raymond Dokpesi (owner, AIT, Raypower fm)
PR Company of the Year
Yemi Odusote's Soulcomm
Advertising Company of the Year
SO&U
Insurance Company of the Year
Equity Insurance
Most Creative Adverts
Bank PHB
Most Improved Bank
Bank PHB
Fastest Growing Bank
Oceanic Bank
Amazon of the Corporate World
Mrs Cecilia Ibru
Minister of the Year
FCT Minister, Aliyu Modibbo
TV Personality of the Year
Denrele Edun
Businesswoman of the Year
Taiwo Atobatele, Astoria Caterers
Businessman of the Year
Tony Ezenna, Orange Drugs
Lifetime Achievement Award
Chief Alex Duduyemi
Female Politician of the Year
Titi Oseni
Actress of the Year
Funke Akindele
And so on and so forth....

To other news...
According to City People magazine...
'Peter of P-Square steps out with Munachi Abii
As the day passes by, the love song between Peter Okoye and former Most Beautiful Girl, Munachi, becomes louder. The love birds attended the City People Awards together holding each other and displaying free expression of affection. After receiving the award 'Music Group of the Year', Munachi didn't hesitate congratulating her man with a beautiful kiss.

All Naija papers say these guys are dating. I totally approve. Good looking dude, beautiful girl, both young, vibrant. Good luck to them.

Soundcity Music Video Awards Nominees

Best Male Video

Eldee-I'm leaving

Charly Boy-Ninja Bike

Jimmy Jatt - Stylee

MP-No dull yourself

Dbanj-Move your body

Faze-Kolomental

Rasqui - Dapada


Best Female Video

Sasha-Adara

TY Bello-Greenland

Barbara - Dangerous

Kween - Jebele

Nneka-Uncomfortable truth

Nnena - Oluchi

Best Duo/Group Video

Infinity-Olori oko

KC Presh - Sengemenge

P Square- Do Me

Tunde & Wunmi Obe - Mogbo moya

Best R&B/Pop Video

TY Bello - Greenland

Silver Sadih - Rawa

Asa - Fire on the Mountain

P Square - Do me

D'Banj - Move your body

Faze - Need Somebody

Best Hip Hop Video

Mode Nine - Nigerian Girls

Jimmy Jatt - Stylee

Sauce Kid - Yebariba

Ill Bliss - You go wound

Naeto C - You know my P

Best New Artiste

9ice-Little Money

Asa-Fire on the Mountain

MP-No dull yourself

Nigga Raw - Obodo

Jimmy Jatt - Stylee


Best Video

Dbanj - Move your body

Tuface - If love is a crime

P Square - Do me

Sasha - Adara

KC Presh - Segemenge

Faze - Tattoo Girls

Best Choreography

Goldie - Komole

Morachi - Hapuya like that

Faze - Kpo kpodi kpo

Obiwon - Joli


African Video of the Year

Freshly Ground - Pot Belly

Jozi - Whats with the attitude

Mokobe- C'est dans la joe

And so on and so forth...


Other events

Fashion and Style Digest presents; The Return of Monami as he unveils the ‘Chic’ Collection. Also featuring; Linda Mesrob – My Q, from New York
Date: 18th May 2008
Venue: The Lagoon Restaurant, V/I, Lagos.

Top Lagos fashion designer Princess Cynthia invites Lagos Stylish ladies to the unveiling of her 2008 collections
Date: 18th May 2008
Venue: The Events Place, Hakeem Balogun Str., Off Agidingbi Rd, Lagos.

Mode Men Magazine’s 2nd Anniversary Black Night
A black carpet event featuring Fashion, Music and Glamour
Date: Saturday 10th May 2008 at 6pm
Venue: Lagoon Restaurant, V/I
Performances by 2face, 9ice, MI, Yemi Sax and more.
Numbers to call: 08023609700, 08023240319 and 08033749532.
I’m definitely going to be at this event!

I'm going to get more entertainment gists later. Meanwhile, if you love Niyitabiti’s blog, then you will be totally crazy about this one. Ayeni Adekunle is one of Nigeria’s most respected showbiz reporters. So get your daily Naija Entertainment news on his blog here http://ayenithegreat.wordpress.com/

Remember what I said last week, no matter what you're going through right now, you will be FINE! It's going to be OKAY! Just hang in there...
CWB, thanks for being such a beautiful person!
Kisses everyone!
See y'all later!

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