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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Late Uche Okafor buried

Late Uche Okafor
Mrs Ifeyinwa Fedila Okafor (wife of late Uche Okafor ) and Miss Tochukwu Laureen Okafor (daughter) at the burial
The remains of former super eagles player, Uche Okafor, have been buried. He was buried on Thursday Feb 17 in his family home in Ezeakpi Umuabali Ubomiri, near Owerri, Imo State.

May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Ijaw youths invade Ondo village, kill five and Kidnap traditional Ruler!

Some irate Ijaw youths suspected to be ex-militants, on Friday evening invaded Iju-Osun in the Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State and burnt parts of the town. The youths, according to eyewitnesses, killed five people, razed four buildings and kidnapped the monarch, Oba Samuel Oyegbemi. - Punch.

What's with all these killings naw eh...it's getting out of hand.

Student killed in Unilag shooting identified as Tunde Atewogbade

Late Tunde
One of the students killed at the Akoka Campus of the University of Lagos has been identified as Tunde Atewogbade aka eleyele. He was an extra year student studying Physics. He was killed in a shooting that took place on the Campus on Valentine's day Feb 14th 2011.

May his soul rest in peace...amen

Genevieve Nnaji is having some serious thoughts

“Just leaving Heritage Homes Orphanage and I saw the most beautiful baby in the world! Hmm… *seriously having some thoughts*". – Genevieve wrote on twitter a few days ago.

Thinking of adopting Genny? I'm thinking the same. Adopting will be a dream come true for me. I just need my own home first.

'If I don't have a girl this time, maybe baby No.5': Victoria Beckham

Speaking to CNN yesterday, Posh said: 'If I don't have a girl this time, then maybe I'll be lucky enough and have a girl the next time.'

She already has three boys and another baby on the way. But Victoria Beckham suggested she may try for a fifth child with husband David if their next arrival is another boy.

Silly Question: Why do some people insist on having both male and female children? 

My mum had seven kids. Mainly because she was looking for a boy. Her first five kids were girls, so she went for a sixth, turned out to be a boy. She decided to try for another boy, it turned out to be another girl, so she stopped.

My former neighbour had four boys, and at the age of 42/43, tried for a girl...it turned out to be another boy. I don't know if she stopped there...like I said, she's a former neighbour...:-)

So why is it not OK to have just boys or just girls?
Thoughts?

Ruggedman launching album today in Abuja

Ruggedman will be launching his Untouchable album in Abuja today19th of February at Platinum Lounge, Silverbird Entertainment Center. Time 6pm. Ticket: N2000 regular - VIP N5000.
Be there!

Police Rescue Chime, Deputy Senate President From Planted Bomb

Chime
The Police in Enugu yesterday said it found and evacuated a bomb planted under one of the seats at the VIP section inside Okpara Square, Enugu, where the state Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime and other party candidates had gathered to flag off his Governorship election campaign.

Don Pedro Obaseki loses dad

 Late Pa Samson Obaseki and Don Pedro

Veteran producer and director, Don Pedro has lost his father. Pa Samson Amen Agbonifo Obaseki died yesterday at the age of 73. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Daniel Wilson set to release new album.

His last album, Don Dada, was released in 2002, and the news in town now is that the original bad boy is working on a musical come back with a yet to be titled new 10 track album, which includes a remix of some of his old songs.

The CEO Wilson Foods and Confectionery, is set to release the album before the end of the month. So watch out for that!

Jonathan In Secret Talks To Bring Ibori Back To Nigeria

By SaharaReporters.

SaharaReporters has learnt from several authoritative sources that Nigeria's ruler, Goodluck Jonathan, is seeking a deal with the UK and United Arab Empire (UAE) to allow former Governor James Ibori of Delta State to return to Nigeria.

A source within the Jonathan administration familiar with the details of the deal said that Mr. Jonathan is “trying to persuade Britain and Dubai that to let Chief Ibori come back to Nigeria for a trial that would be a soft landing.”

Nadia Buari Attends Pan African Film Festival Opening Gala in LA

Ghana's Lead Actress, Nadia Buari attended the opening night Gala for the 19th Annual  Pan African Film Festival held at the Culver Plaza Theatre in Los Angeles California. The Award winning actress famous for her role in the African Blockbuster Movie, Beyonce: The Presidents Daughter adorned the PAFF Red carpet in a Black Oscar De La Renta gown.

In an interview with the L.A Times News Paper,  She expressed that although she did not have any of her Movies showing, she was glad to represent Ghana at the Event . The A-list Actress was accompanied by her Mum and Manager, Khadija Buari.

Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon explains why he speaks too much grammar (cp-africa.com)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Spotted: Toni Payne at the beach with a mystery man

The pic has been circulating all over BB. New love? Enjoy darling...:-)

Uche Iwuji dating Timaya?

That's according to gist in town. They've been spotted everywhere together lately. I actually first heard about the affair on the radio some days ago. And I asked someone this morning and they said 'Oh yes it's true...!" But until we see a sex tape it's confirmed, take this with a pinch of salt...:-)

Time will tell...

Spotted: Actress Rukky Sanda in red hair

The thing Rihanna will cause in this world...lol. Looks good on her tho...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Gate fee for shows in Nigeria, is it reasonable?

For those who live abroad, convert N25grand and 50grand to your currency and tell us if you think that's moderate or too much money to pay to go see a music or comedy show.

All the major concerts that have held in Nigeria in the last year or so, have had a gate fee of 5-10k for regular, 20-25k for VIP and a VVIP table for 10 people for N500grand. If you divide it, that's 50k per person.

Now, more than 70% of people who are employed in this country earn below 20grand a month..(I stand to be corrected). So I'm thinking, the average Tuface Idibia fan will probably never see him in concert...because to see him in concert, it will cost him almost half his salary...and with all he needs money for...he can't afford a ticket to go see his idol live in concert.

With all the problems people face in this country, people want to unwind, they want to socialize, they want to dance and laugh and see their stars live, but because concert organizers in this country think it's OK to charge 25/50k for a 3/4 hours show, it makes it difficult. And even if you are an above average worker who earns maybe 150k a month, and you want to go see D'Banj live in concert, it will probably cost you and your partner one third of your salary to make that happen. And when you think thoroughly about how hard you work to earn that money, you'll probably just sit your ass home and watch TV, right?

We blame the Government for all our problems in this country...rightly so...but for some problems, we need to take a deep look at ourselves. Like Mahatma Gandhi said, "Let us be the change we want to see in the world.' or something like that..:-)

There's so much I want to say but let me stop here, I don't want to offend anyone...:-)
So, that's my opinion on the matter. Please no insults o, I've had enough for one day...:-). Just share your thoughts.

Busted: Sisters facing jail after buying £8,000 boob jobs with stolen credit cards

 Ramona and Rishona

Two sisters are facing jail after using stolen credit cards to pay for breast enlargement surgery. Rishona Downes, 25, and her older sibling Ramona, 27, each splashed out more than £4,000 for the Harley Street treatments within weeks of each other. They paid the bulk of the balance using card details provided by a friend working for a credit firm. But it wasn’t until six months afterwards that they were rumbled when a technology firm noticed they had unwittingly paid £8,090 for the sisters’ surgery.

Malta Guinness treats consumers to a 'Love Rocks' Valentine party

Drinking a bottle or can of Malta Guinness for that Top of the World refreshing experience is not only what you can get from the only Nigerian malt drink that gives energy, fun and vitality. In order to reward loyal consumers of Malta Guinness, happening locations were visited and via their facebook page www. Facebook.com/maltaguinness invites were given to fun loving consumers to come together share excitement in the season of love. 

To get a full gist of how it went down, keep your fingers crossed and be on a look out for details of the fun filled Malta Guinness love rocks valentine party in Lagos Nigeria.

Feel free to imagine how truly the Malta Guinness Valentine party rocked *wink*

Don Jazzy denies signing Duncan Mighty to Mo'Hits Records.


Don's tweet some days ago. But in an interview this week with City People senior correspondent, Bunmi Durojaiye, Duncan Mighty was quoted as saying..."I just signed with Mo'Hits Records three weeks ago as a sound producer and sound instructor. I have started working on Wande Coal, D'banj, Dr Sid and the Prince..."

So erm...whattagwan?

Lanre Ogunlesi and wife celebrate 35th wedding anniversary

The Sophisticat boss, Lanre and wife Modupe who runs Adam & Eve gift shop at GRA Ikeja, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. They got married in January 1976 in Lagos. Congrats to them and wishing them many more happy years together.

Pic thanks to legendary photographer, Sunmi Smart Cole

Student killed by police during peaceful protest staged in Ekiti State

The pic on the left (sorry about it's gory nature btw) is that of a young man named Gbenga Osanipin, who was shot dead by police during a peaceful protest staged in Ikole, Ekiti State, over the relocation of the site of a yet to be established Federal University (one of the 9 new universities the federal is planning to establish) from Ikole Ekiti to Oye Ekiti.

The Governor of the state, Kayode Fayemi, had announced Ikole-Ekiti as the site for the new Fed. University, only for the federal government to later announce Oye-Ekiti as the location, prompting a protest from some students and indigenes of the State.

The incident happened last week thursday and four other people were said to have been killed during the protest.

Sad. May their souls RIP

Trailer for Funke akindele's The Return of Jenifa by celebregion.com

A much lighter Beyonce...

Left, Beyonce some years ago. Right, Beyonce some days ago. 

Some people think she's bleaching her skin. She sure looks fairer in the right pic but it could be the trick of the light.
I love the Louboutin shoes by the way.

Spotted: Patience Jonathan at an Orphanage

First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan spotted at the Mother Theresa Children's Home, Abuja. The name of the little boy she's carrying is Goodluck, named after her husband...but see the frown on little man's face...like he doesn't want to be carried...lol

Tuface Idibia opening a night club in Festac?

That's according to gist flying around town. The club supposedly will be called Hypertek Lounge and will be located at 1st Avenue, Festac town. Sources say the singer has already bought the property where the club will be located. The club will have a bar, a restaurant, a dance arena, and a VIP lounge and should be ready before the end of the year.

New Video: Ice Prince ft Brymo - Oleku

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

12 Nigerian billionaires unite to raise money for Jonathan and PDP campaign

Twelve top Nigerian businessmen, including billionaires Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and Mike Adenuga, were on Monday Feb 14 selected in Abuja by the People’s Democratic Party to join a committee that will raise funds to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign. Others in the Donor Committee are Tony Elumelu, former chairman of the United Bank for Africa; Jimoh Ibrahim, chairman of NICON Insurance; Emeka Offor, Kashim Bukar, Sayyu Dantata, Jim Ovia, Dahiru Manga, Abdulsamad Rabiu and Kola Salako. The ruling party also named a nine-member finance and fund raising committee headed by former chairman of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, Oba Otudeko.

Cult activities return to Unilag as two students are killed inside school premises

On Monday Feb 14th, Valentine's Day, two students of the University of Lagos were reportedly killed near New Hall. The incident occurred around 10:30 pm at night as students gathered to enjoy the Valentine's Day in front of new hall, at the school's Akoka Campus.

From what students in the school are saying, apparently there was a clash between two rival cult groups, names withheld, over a female student allegedly snatched by the Capone of one the cult groups, which did not go down well with the other group leading to the clash. (No one truly knows if this was the real cause of the killings, but that's the gist flying around in unilag).

A student who witnessed the shooting said besides the two cult members who were shot dead, about four others were also gravely injured.

RIP to the ones who lost their lives...
The school authority has since issued a statement on the matter...read after the cut...

Kim K getting down with ex-Australian body guard, Shengo

Kim K jumped into bed with her former Australian flame Shengo Deane during a soon-to-be aired episode of Kourtney And Kim Take New York.

Ayo Fayose erects multi million naira luxury apartment in Banana Island

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, is on the verge of completing a block of luxury apartments at the most expensive area in Lagos State, Banana Island, in Ikoyi. The luxury flat is a twin building with 12 block of flats to be rented out as soon as it's completed. The building, which is located on Close C, off Nasarawa Street, has a sprawling car park and a lovely swimming pool.
To own a property on the Island...you have to be a top govt official, or an ex-top government official, an ex-governor or a sitting governor, or a minster, or a billionaire, or own many oil wells, or head a large corporation, or own a bank, or...gbo gbo e ati gbo gbo e.
A house there goes for as much as N800million..u get the drift?...:-)

Lady Gaga sports bizarre flesh-coloured facial horns

She appeared on Jay Leno's U.S. chat show last night with her face covered in flesh-coloured spikes that look like subdermal implant...

Black Gold to premier at Silverbird Feb 24th

Jeta Amata's block buster movie, Black Gold - Struggle for the Niger Delta, will premiere in Lagos February 24th at the Silverbird Galleria.

Don't put it on me girl...lol

Ha ha ha! LMAO.

Jos Records Bloody Muslim Festival As 12 Die In Violence

It was indeed another bloody day for residents of Jos, Plateau State, at the eid-el maulud celebration Tuesday as 12 persons, including a riot policeman around whom the killings revolved, lost their lives in cruel and untoward circumstances in the Terminus area of the city.

Panic, tension and stampede, all enveloped the city centre, as cars collided headlong, smashing windshields and rending bumpers asunder in desperate moves by motorists to escape from being caught in the madness that began at the Abuja Market in the area.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Tricia Eseigbe out with tele-movie, Pradah

 
Actress, TV producer and presenter of Bold Faces, Tricia Eseigbe has scored another feat with her tele-movie entitled: Black Heat - Pradah.

Pradah is a story about three females in their early to mid-thirties, namely Pradah, a female football national hero; Guchi Rose, a Dollywood movie actress cum activist fighting to emancipate the movie industry and Vesashe, a jobless heavenly-bound Christian lawyer. The movie features Tricia Eseigbe as the producer and the main character, Alex Lopez, Shan George, Suzan Peters, Christy Okonkwo, Ndidi Obi and Remy Ohajianyan. And directed by Tricia's husband, Kingsley Kerry.

Read more about the film at its official website...Pradah

Spotted: Nike Osinowo hanging out with friends...

Haven't seen a pic of her in a minute...still looking lovely.

Celebrities Grace Maltina Relaunch as D'Banj, Banky W thrill fans

D'Banj at the event
The Terrace Sky Garden of the upscale Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos was a beehive of activities as A-List celebrities were at their best as sensational Nigerian hip-hop act and ‘falling in Love’ crooner D’Banj, Banky W, Whiz Kid and Dr. Sid took centre stage as leading first home brewed non-alcoholic malt drink, Maltina was unveiled in a blaze of fireworks. The event which also attracted hundreds of excited Maltina consumers was an A-list event which witnessed some consumers who won VIP tickets brought in three Limousines accompanied by the electric Banky W.

More pics from the event when you continue...

Man freed after 15 years awaiting trial

Effiong Elemi-Edu, 40, was released from prison in Nigeria last month after spending more than 15 years inside awaiting trial.

He was newly married and working in a plastic manufacturing firm when he was rounded up by police in Lagos in November 1995, the month after the murder of pro-democracy activist Alfred Rewane. His brutal killing has been linked to the government of former military ruler Sani Abacha.
Mr Elemi-Edu told the BBC about his arrest and how he was largely forgotten in the justice system even though military rule ended in 1999.

Duncan Mighty joins Mo'Hits Records

Rivers State born musician, Duncan Mighty, has joined Don Jazzy led Mo'Hits Record as a sound instructor and producer.

Beauty of the day: R&B singer, Soti

No, this is not Soty the Malaria singer. A different Soti. Definitely an 81/2

Rihanna sued by celeb photographer David LaChapelle over 'S&M video

Left, LaChapelle's work. Right Scenes from RiRi's S&M Video

From Billboard

Rihanna’s lurid and brightly colored music video “S&M” was “directly derived” from pictures taken by prominent U.S. fashion photographer David LaChapelle, he said in a lawsuit made public on Monday.

LaChapelle, who has shot celebrities for magazines such as Rolling Stone, GQ and Vanity Fair, said “the music video is directly derived from and substantially similar to the LaChapelle works.”

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