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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Naija Entertianment News

I'm going to be MIA for a couple of days, so I'm going to give you guys lots of entertainment news to keep you occupied for a bit :-).
~ All news thanks to City People Magazine

Guinness 250 concert

In recognition and commemoration of 250 years of Guinness Greatness, a day aptly named Arthur Guinness day has been set aside for celebration where consumers will be invited to raise a glass to mark this remarkable milestone of 250 years of greatness. Artistes to perform at the Arthur Guinness day on Sept 24th 2009 at Oceanview Garden, Victoria Island are...MI, P-Square, Wande Coal, Dbanj, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Ragga sensation Sean Paul. In the same vein, so will other A-list international artistes thrill Guinness fans worldwide. The events will be broadcast live in bars around the world.

Nigerian acts to headline World Music Awards ceremony.
Come Nov 14th 2009, the quartet of Darey, 9ice, Kel, and MI will be performing at the pre-awards party at the 2009 edition of the World Music Awards which will hold in Monaco, Monte Carlo. Partners with the international Awards, Daar Communication, will be sponsoring the Nigerian acts to the ceremony.

RMD in comeback bid
Despite his hiatus from the movie industry due to a temporary relocation to Asaba, the Delta State capital, as the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Richard Mofe Damijo has refused to be relegated to the background as it concerns his first love, acting. He's gearing for a comeback and recently appeared in a movie alongside Desmond Elliot.

Ashionye marries
Ashionye Ugboh is married. She married her long time lover, Orangootan Record Label boss, Carl Raccah on the 29th of August 2009. It was a low key wedding that involved only family members and very close friends of the couple. Wishing them the very best.

Cora Crew production immortalises J.T Tom West
The production of Angel of Light a film made in memory of the late renowned acto, J T Tom West, who died in an auto crash while shooting the film, have now finalised plans to immortalise the late actor. According to the MD of Cora Crew Production, another actor played J T's role in Angel of Light.

Nigerian Film producers to strom National Assembly
The Nigerian Association of Movie Producers led by Paul Obazele is set to storm the National Assembly sometime this week, with the aim of registering their grievances concerning the rising menace of privacy in Nigeria, with Federal Lawmakers.

Patience Ozokwor off to SA
The Nollywood actress also known as Mama G is currently in South Africa to shoot some scenes in her new movie. This is coming after a superlative birthday party which held last saturday.

Susan Patrick relocates
Former screen queen, Susan Patrick has been missing in action for a while now, that's because she's said to have relocated to the US after her effort to relaunch her acting career in Nigeria didn't go very well. She will be staying for a long time in the States according to a close friend.

Sasha's gets set to pop 2nd album
Sequel to the release of her second album, rap queen Sasha has released her second single 'Put it Down', feautring Mozambique female rapper Dama Do Bling, in her much anticipated second album 'Sashaspeaks. Already the video

Naeto C ready to drop 2nd album
Naetochukwu Chikwe, also known as Naeto C is getting set to release his second album titled 'Super C Season' The video for his second single 'Ako mi ti poju' is already ruling the airwaves.

Timi Dakolo releases single
2007 West African Idol winner Timi Dakolo has finally dropped a single he titled 'I love you' which featured producer, rapper and MI's younger brother, Jezze Jagz.

Angelica releases new single
Angelica Munonye of the Naija Guy fame is out with a new album after taking a break from the music scene for almost four years to complete her degree. She dropped a single from the new ten tracker album two weeks ago titled 'I Thank God' Watch out for the album.

Blacktribe plans return
The duo of Abdullahi and Young Chief both known as Blacktribe are getting ready to release their 3rd album called 'Brand New' in November. The 14 tracker produced by OJB Jezreel, J-Sleek, K Solo and Spanky will be featuring Timaya, Prince Banton, Sound Sultan etc. Already two videos from the album have been shot, Trusted and Chikito. Watch out for that.

Patricia Leon's first daughter weds
Chioma Osuala, the first duaghter of ex-beauty queen and ex-Multichoice topshot, Patricia Leon. Chioma is her 3rd born. The English graduate from Redeemers University will be getting married on October 10 2009 in Lagos.
Kaine Dosekun opens Da-LifeStyle
Since she shut down her fashion outlet called KSLD and Out of Africa store on the Island, Dr. Kaine Dosekun (formerly known as Kaine George) has kept a low profile but she didn't totally quit her business, she had simply veered into interior business. On Saturday Sept 19th, she flung open the door of her new shop called Da-Lifestyle, located at Isaac John str., GRA, Ikeja. The shop stocks luxurious bed linen, furniture, lamps, ceramic gifts and more.

Former Club Towers bounces back
Former Club Towers, situated at Idowu Taylor, V/I, will re-open on the 23rd of September, starting with a red carpet by 8pm. The club, which now has a new name 'Club Cabana Lounge & Restaurant' is owned by US based Wale Osin, who has been in the club business for 18 years with 6 clubs in the US.

K1 De Ultimate recuperates in Canada
Some weeks ago, the music industry was thrown into fear and confusion when news filtered in about the health of the King of Fuji, K1 De Ultimate. It was rumored that he had cancer but in a statement by his manager, Percy Ademokun, it was gathered that K1 was not diagnosed of cancer but an infection in his lungs which has since been treated is recovering fast.

Saheed Osupa set for UK tour
Fuji music star, King Saheed Osupa will next week embark on a UK tour which will see him perform in about 10 cities. The show is being packaged by one of the biggest Nigerian promoters in London. So watch out for him in your city.

News of the day
5 University of Ibadan PHD students die in autocrash
It was a very sad day at the University of Ibadan when 5 PH.D students died during last week in an accident at Iwo Road in Ibadan. An hour before the accident, one of the doctorate students in Botany received a call that his father had died and was wanted at home very urgently. His classmates and friends decided to see him off to the Iwo Road, Osogbo park. As they negotiated to the park, a trailer which had failed brakes ran over their car and they all died instantly. May their souls rest in peace..amen.

Stephanie Okereke premieres 'Through the Glass'
Talented actress Stephanie Okereke has fiinally premiered her movie 'Through the Glass' in Nigeria. An international standard movie shot in Los Angeles, which featured Hollywood stars with Steph being the only African who played a role in the movie. It was premiered on Sunday 13th Sept, 2009 at the Silverbird Galleria after which the general release to the Nigerian market preceded on Wednesday September 16, 2009.

Check out the pictures of the premiere

Steph and the a hollywood actress

Fathia Balogun and Mercy Aigbe

KOK and Ngozi Ezeonu

Chidi Mokeme and Johhn Fashanu

Sammie Okposo and guest

Lancelot Imasuen

Oby Edozien

Steph with the other actors

Steph and Donald Okoli
Pix thanks to Stella Dimoko Korkus.
Ok that's it...catch you guys in a coupla days
Be happy
Be positive
Be hopeful
God bless


muyiwa said...

Thumbs up to stephanie

BigBruv Jaga said...

Wat a proper dose of the latest happenings. God Bless You!

funkola said...

thot Ashionye and dat guy broke up...glad they put all that aside.
congrats to Chioma Osuala and aren't we all happy for Stephanie.

Anonymous said...

FYI...I believe RMD is Commissioner of Culture and Tourism and not Sports.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Linda for bringing us, in diaspora, up to date news on happenings in Nigeria. I really admire you for your hardwork and your love for people. I will miss you cos my day is not complete without paying your blog a visit and I have introduced several of my friends and relation in the U.K to your site. Nonetheless you deserve a rest and I trust you wouldn't be MIA unless it was necessary. God bless you and keep up the good work. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie looks good but a little bit big.

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Thanks for d update!

Anonymous said...

Linda, where are you going? Are you getting married or smth, just kidding. Enjoy, but come back ASAP though.

me said...

Hey Linda, I'm a big fan of ur blog - but I hate hate hate the new template! No offense, but please change it back to the old one - or @ least try something else :)


Tell It Like It is said...

I am in tears crying cos of the story i read of the PHD students who died in a car crash. What a sad sad sad story - my heart goes out to their families.

I was going to say something but i dont want to be called superstittious so let me leave it alone.

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