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Monday, 7 February 2011

AOL to acquire Huffington Post for $315 million

Arianna Huffinton and CEO of AOL, Tim Armstrong
According to international media reports, AOL announced this morning that it purchased The Huffington Post for 315 million dollars. As part of the transaction, Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post's co-founder and editor-in-chief, will be named president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, which will include all Huffington Post and AOL content, including Engadget, TechCrunch, Moviefone, MapQuest, Black Voices, PopEater, AOL Music, AOL Latino, AutoBlog, Patch, StyleList, and more.

Huffington Post is one of the top-read sites on the Internet, pulling in "25 million unique monthly visitors.

$315 million for a news website?  I need to start taking this my blog serious o. You never know, maybe one day Dangote might want to acquire it for $1 million...lol

Celebs gather for Dare Art Alade as City People Magazine honour him

Dare, Ebuka and TY Mix
It was fun, excitement, banters and all at the star studded reception for Darey last Sunday
On Sunday, February 6, 2011 not only did R&B King Darey Art Alade spend his evening hobnobbing with colleagues, Journalists, Radio DJs and industry top shots, he was also the centre of attraction as City people hosted him to a grand reception in honour of his outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. “He was decorated with an award as “The King of R&B” in Nigeria.

Olu and Dakore Akande share their love with TW Magazine

You know I'm in love with this couple...so here goes...again..:-)

"You have to thank God again that you're lucky enough to find someone that you feel that passionately about" Lou Akande.

The couple open up about their love, marriage and future plans exclusively to TW (Totally Whole) magazine. For the full story, get a copy of this month's TW Magazine.

New Music: Obiora Obiwon - Great Again

This lady needs your help

This lady here is 29year old Oluwabunmi Esther Akinleye, adopted sister and PA to top Yoruba actress Ronke Ojo popularly known as “Oshodi Oke”

Bunmi has bone cancer as you can see in the picture, which she has been battling with for about three years now.

She needs N7 million for a surgery in India. The money will cover her plane ticket, treatment and the needs of a relation that will accompany her.

If you can help, then please send donations to:
Name: Akinleye Oluwabunmi Esther
Account Number: 0301010319178001
Bank: First City Monument Bank

Or you can contact Ronke Ojo on 08023023338.
God bless you.

Naeto C's Super C Season Album Finally out!

Naeto C's long awaited album, Super C Season, is finally out. The 17 tracks album was released into market today. Go get your copy! 

A bride couldn't decide which dress to wear on her wedding day...so she wore them all.

Like any bride-to-be, Helene Manca wanted the perfect dress for her wedding day.
But she simply couldn’t make her mind up. In the nine months before her marriage to Joe Glass, the 25-year-old model bought 18 gowns at a cost of more than £20,000.

And on the day itself she wore nine of them at different stages, from the ceremony itself to the disco that went on into the early hours.

This can't be normal...lol.
Check out the other dresses after the cut...

Beauties of the day: Barbara and Memory

Actresses Barbara and Memory Savanhu

Style Star: Stephanie Okereke and Monalisa Chinda

  Stephanie Okereke and Monalisa Chinda

Remember, you are Joan Rivers for a few minutes...*wink*

Armed Robbers Invade Funke Akindele's Omo Ghetto 2 Hotel Set

The hotel actress Funke Akindele and her family and close friends were lodged at while shooting the movie, Omo Ghetto 2 was invaded in the early hours of this morning...around 12:30 am. Funke Akindele, her brother, her younger sister, her cousin, and close friends were all attacked. The robbers collected about six hundred thousand naira from Funke and her brother and also smashed Funke's marketer's Range Rover parked at the hotel. Funke's X Terra and her mother's CRV were also smashed.

Sources say it wasn't only Funke and her crew that were attacked, every lodger at the hotel was also robbed. Fortunately no one was really hurt.

The Hotel is called Imperial Hotel on Lagos street, Ebutte Metta, Yaba.
Some other members of the Omo Ghetteo 2 cast and crew are lodged in another hotel.

Christina Aguilera flubs the lines to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl - by singing botched lyrics found on Wikipedia

INEC List: Gbenga Daniel Declares War On Obasanjo

Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has finally declared a war on former President Olusegun Obasanjo following the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it has listed candidates that emerged from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ogun State Chapter Congress conducted by a faction loyal to the former President.
Daniel, who is seeking to run for a senate seat, made the declaration during an address to party members loyal to his faction of the party at the inauguration of his campaign Committee in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
“We are fighting a last fight, we started this war since 2006, and I want you to shine your eyes. We are fighting a last fight because you cannot be in the river and complain of cold,” Daniel said. The governor accused the Obasanjo faction of trying to rubbish his administration and destroying the party in the process and assured supporters that he would cage the Obasanjo faction into a submission.

Read more at the The Will

A day in the hectic life of fashion designer Emmy Collins

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Is he being heartless?

Another email. This one is kinda different. It was a long mail and I shortened it. But y'all will still get the gist. Read below...

A cultist relation of mine was recently butchered almost to death by a rival cultist group. I heard it was in retaliation to a hit carried out by my relation and his gang which left someone dead. My relation now needs almost a quarter of a million Naira for surgery and as bread winner of my family, I'm expected to foot the bill. I can afford to but I've vowed not to.

A colourful Mercy Johnson

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New video: Jared 'IC' Murray - Bruce Ft Ray Rush - Give It A Try

Handsome Jared is the teenage son of Media Tycoon Ben Murray-Bruce. Jared, who's stage name is IC has officially launched his music career as a rapper and recently released his first video for his new single 'Give It A Try. Watch Below...

Joh o! Me I no fit use boiling ring for ocean o...

He's trying to boil the water in the ocean. This man has yawered I'm telling you...like, wth? lol

New Video: ProVabs - Hope

Spotted: Banky W with the ladies...

Ladies love Mr Capable. See the one on the left...so happy to be 'in his arms'...lol
If you're very observant, you will see something else in this pic. Look well...*wink*

Beauty of the day: CNN's Lola Ogunnaike

 Lola Ogunnaike is Entertainment Correspondent for CNN

New Music: Retta - Kolo For You

The new video shot in the US features Peter Okoye and was directed by Clarence Peters

2face Idibia To Appear On The Mo’nique Show Tuesday Feb 8th

2face Idibia will appear as a guest on the ‘The Mo’nique Show’ on Tuesday, February 8 2011 on BET. Make sure you tune in.

Lola tweeted the info to Feels Good 2 Be Home
Also CNN Entertainment News correspondent Lola Ogunnaike interviewed him for an upcoming BET International segment which will air in 50 countries.

Ify Eneli and Michael Neri freed

 Ify Eneli and Michael Neri

The two who were kidnapped Jan 29th have finally been released by their abductors after their families paid a handsome ransome. Michael was released first, then Ify a few days later.

Thank God they were released unharmed!

I just hope kidnapping doesn't become a norm in Lagos. That would be too sad and scary.

14-Year-Old Rape Victim Charged With Adultery And Beaten To Death In Bangladesh

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl allegedly raped by a much older cousin has died after being publicly flogged for adultery. Hena Begum was sentenced to receive 100 lashes by a village council made up of elders and Muslim clerics in the district of Shariatpur, about 35 miles from the capital, Dhaka.

Rihanna's 'S&M' video banned in 11 countries

Rihanna uses graphic images and lyrics to make her case for retribution.
What do you think of the video?

Tiwa Savage's new tattoos

She already has a few tattoos on her body, but the Kele Kele crooner got two more recently.
One on her wrist that says 'Gbadura', (pray)
Another one behind her ears that says 'Love'

I love subtle tattoos, I'm just not bold enough to get one.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

3 Alive, 3 Dead. Missing Dubai-based Nigerian family found after car plunged into River

The Dubai-based Nigerian family reported missing while traveling from Lagos to Asaba last week have been found at last. The mother, mother's cousin and the driver of the vehicle were found dead, while all three children were found alive.

Read more >>

Friday, 4 February 2011

New Video: Lynxxx ft Banky W - Alabukun

Bacchus Bar + Grill celebrates its grand opening, February 10th.

Located right in the heart of Ikoyi, - 57, Awolowo Road. The bar is well equipped with fabulous music, fantastic food menu and drinks at unbelievable prices and a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Open 5 days a week, the impressive new concept of Louise Priddy is the perfect casual night-out-on-the-town spot that has something for everyone. The several seating levels provide a private eating experience perfect for any size group, from a table of two to a party of twenty.

Featuring performances by Treasure Hunt Band, WAJE and Tpkool and with Every Hour being Happy Hour.

Former INEC Chairman Abel Guobadia dies at 79

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (2000 - 2005 ), Dr Abel Guobadia, has died. He died today from complications from prostate cancer. 

He was 79years old. May his soul rest in peace..amen.

GEJ: 500 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

In keeping with my word given on this page last year where I said the life of every Nigerian has a personal value to me, I, Good luck Jonathan, immediately ordered the evacuation of Nigerians from Egypt when the situation there escalated. Nigerians should be proud to note that before nationals from other countries were evacuated, Nigeria had evacuated over 500 of her nationals. GEJ on FB.

500 people? Wow! That's great. Why are y'all sitting down? Please give him a standing ovation.

Extraordinary new pictures of life in the depths of the Amazon jungle

These incredibly detailed photographs offer a unique insight into the lives of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes. Spears aloft, faces daubed with vivid red paint these bewildered villagers stare up at the helicopter high above them. For them, as for those who saw them, it was a remarkable moment as the group live in total isolation in the dense Amazon rainforest along the Brazilian-Peruvian border.

The aerial images were taken by Brazilian authorities, who have been monitoring the group for some time, and - concerned about their welfare - they have handed them to British charity Survival International, and other NGOs, in the hope that they can help protect their territory and preserve their isolated existence. 
 
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Thursday, 3 February 2011

I Hope You Dance - Lee Anne Womack

One of the most uplifting songs of all time. Enjoy...

I’ve been moody lately

It’s been going on for a while now. Since December I think. One minute I’m happy and living this great life, the next minute I don’t want anyone talking to me. I’m angry for no reason.

I used to have mood swings back in the day, from my early teens to maybe my mid twenties. I was the queen of snobs; l was so good at making people feel like they don’t exist...I mean I went through five years of University with less than three friends...others I ignored. But as I grew older, I started gradually leaving those moody days behind me. I thought I was completely over it...its kinda back. 

Nothing in particular triggers it, I just find myself not in the best of moods. Nowadays I get easily angry; I’ve become aggressive, impatient, rude sometimes. It's like something is messing with my head. I don’t like it.
 

J - Loddess!

Wow! Love her shoes...

Agbani Darego's Essence Magazine Feature


Ms. Darego's recent feature in the February edition of Essence Magazine. What a beauty!

President Goodluck Jonathan says power sector is improving

We are making progress in the power sector and last Tuesday we hit 4,000MW, the first time in 10 years we've reached that level. But it's still not sufficient. While I don't want to set a benchmark, what I can say is that we'll insist on progress monthly. We are not where we need to be, but with the current investment in building the new Super Grid and new power stations we are definitely on the way there. GEJ
His FB status message

Improving, really? What part of nigeria?

Beauty of the day: Actress Adaora Ukoh

Big is really beautiful...

Veteran actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett turns 70 today

The actress, broadcaster and social commentator was born in Lagos, on 3 February 1941. Happy 70th birthday to her.

Should I marry a man who doesn't believe in love?

 
Another email...

He asked me to marry him after telling me he's never been in love and doesn't plan to ever fall in love because he doesn't believe in the existence of love . He wants to get married because it's time for him to start a family. Should I marry a man who doesn't believe in love? Toks

Let me rephrase that Toks. Should you marry a man who doesn't love you? I wouldn't! But that's me. I'm weird. Let regular folks answer that question for you. Over to you guys...!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Guess the celebrity baby.

 
You will never believe who the father of this cute baby is...

Spotted: Genevieve looking fab going to an event

Love the bag...

Stilettos give women shapelier legs than flats?

According to a new study of 18 to 33-year-olds has shown those who walked in high heels activated their inner and outer calf muscles much more evenly than those who used flatter shoes.
A shorter heel, worn by half the subjects, led to them having bigger inner calf muscles because they are exercised more, according to the findings published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Mr Nigeria 2011 forms out

Mr Nigeria 2010, Kenneth Okoli
Any male interested in participating in this year's Mr Nigeria contest, should go get the forms for N5, 000 at any Silverbird outlet in Lagos, PH, and Abuja. You have to be between 18-25 to qualify.

A frail looking Ngozi Nwosu.

This is a recent pic of the actress...looking so different from lively and robust peaceful peace.

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CNN's Anderson Cooper, crew attacked in Cairo, Egypt (video)

Sleek Editor Symon Adeji set to wed events planner, Lara Rawa

Symon Adeji and Lara Rawa
Sleek Magazine Editor, Symon Adejo, is set to wed the love of his life, Lara Rawa, the top events planner behind Lagos based events company, Events Evendi. The two, who have been engaged for months now are planning to walk down the aisle in March 2011.
Congrats to them.

BTW, whatever happened to Sleek Magazine? Haven't seen it around in a while...

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