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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Can a man do this?

This sounds made up, but I promise you it's true. Someone I know is ending his 9year old marriage. I asked him why he's walking away, and he said because his wife went and got pregnant again. They have three kids and he said they had agreed not to have anymore children after the second one was born. According to him, before he married his wife, he told her he wanted only two kids, and after the second child was born, he begged her to go have her tubes tied, which she promised she was going to do, but didn't. He said he almost walked away from the marriage when the third child was born three years ago, but decided to forgive her. But not this time, he said.

I'm looking at him like "Ni**a, you gotta be shitting me, right? All this sh*t coming out of your mouth is a joke right?" and he said "I'm serious Linda, I'm done with this marriage. I told her no more kids and she went and did it again. I never wanted more than two children, I can't deal with four. She's on her own, I'm done!"

Is this guy serious? Have you guys ever heard anything like this before? How can you ask a woman to tie her womb because YOU don't want anymore kids? Abi, is this how it works in marriages? I'm not married so this is a little confusing for me. Should a man dictate how many children there should be in a family? And then, does he have a right to tell his wife to tie her tubes? Someone please tell me this guy is sick in the head.

New Video: SauceKid ft Badman Floss - Ogele Boiz

Beyonce earned more money on her year off than Rihanna earned working

On this year's Forbes Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30 list, Beyonce earned $35m between May 2010 to May 2011, a year she was mostly vacationing and not doing much, while Rihanna earned $29m working. $35m on your year off? I'm definitely in the wrong line of work...lol. Read the Forbes report after the cut...

Omawumi Gives Birth To Baby Girl

The songstress gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at Rockdale Medical Center in Atlanta late yesterday. Big congrats to her!

Miss World Cup 2011 Winners

Miss World Cup 2011 is Dominique Ela Wisniewski (Centre) from New Zealand, flanked by first runner up Christina Trost of Germany (right) and second runner up, Jane Ogbe of Nigeria (Left).

The pageant, which held yesterday June 17, 2011 in Germany, was held as part of the run up to the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament in Germany.

Nigeria, we always shine wherever we go! We too much jor!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Pastor T.B Joshua says he's not one of the richest pastors in Nigeria

You all remember the Forbes list of top 5 richest pastors in Nigeria that was released sometime last week? (Click here if you missed it). Yeah well, the Synagogue Church of all Nation is not happy that pastor T.B Joshua was included in the list. They released a letter addressing the issue today.
We have been informed of the many recent articles on the internet stating that Prophet T.B. Joshua is one of Nigeria’s richest pastors. We have a few words to say on the issue.
First, we do not understand how those involved came to their conclusions. There are many who are wealthy in Nigeria and around the world and there is nothing at all wrong with having money. Money is a gift and the richest have that blessing. But we are not among them.

So who is older?

Media reports and people have always said D'Banj is older than Don Jazzy. But if you check their new Wikipedia pages (since signing with G.O.O.D Music), Don Jazzy is 1978, D'Banj 1980. Thought Don was 1981/2? Don has always said he was younger than D'Banj...so watagwan Wikipedia?

Beauty and the Feast exhibition is this Sunday

Beauty and the Feast Celebrity Edition comes up on Sunday 19th June, 2011. Venue: Protea Hotel, 22, Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi. Time: 1-8pm

Exhibitors include: Diva Delicious (Ghana), GZK, Shoezone, Adookeh, Angies, DFL (Multikra Clutch Bags), Rukkies, Miz-Tee Hair, Yes I Do, Patrick Ayanski, Azaria and many more. Be there!

Police HQ Bombing: Justice Will Be Done - President Jonathan


Dear countrymen and women, this is not a time for too many words, however, let me say that the unfortunate event that occurred yesterday in Abuja is a turning point. About two months ago, I addressed the nation and said "enough is enough". I meant what I said and the Federal Government will with level headedness but urgent priority take appropriate steps to bring justice to those behind the dastardly attack. I promised an era of transformation and I will not waver in that commitment nor allow any force hamper that resolve to bring about those positive changes that the common man in Nigeria desires and has patiently waited for.

I commiserate with the families of the victims and assure them that justice will be done and that their loved ones did not die in vain.
 
Finally, let me say that EVERYTHING that needs to be done to fish out the masterminds of the recent bombings will be done. GEJ

Lagos flags off drainage cleaning to check flooding

As part of efforts to check flooding in the State this rainy season, the Lagos State Government has flagged off what it tagged ‘operation clear your frontage drainage’ .

This is coming on the heels of recent warnings by the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency NIMET that Lagos would experience heavy rains this year.

Saudi women launch bid to defy driving ban

Pupil Dies After Falling Into School Pit Toilet

 A seven-year old pupil of a dilapidated public primary school at Alapere in Kosofe Local Government area of Lagos State Southwest Nigeria has died after falling into an open pit toilet in his school. The deceased, Master Lawal Buhari, was a primary one pupil at Irepodun Primary School, a stone’s throw from Oriola bus stop at Alapere in Ketu.

Video of MoHits signing with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music

Ryan Leslie Coming To Nigeria

He tweeted this pic and wrote: "English breakfast with Obi Asika. Visiting Nigeria soon. Look for me:"
We are waiting...:-)

Question Mark acts, Harrysong and Ego fight in public

Day was Saturday June 4, venue was The Place on Isaac John str., Ikeja, GRA. Ego and Harrysong were billed to perform together at the venue when all of a sudden they started screaming at each other in the full glare of guests and some eye witnesses at the venue allege that Harrysong put his hand on her. Their performance at the show was consequently cancelled.

Harrysong and Ego, who were good friends before the incident and were even once rumoured to be dating have since settled. Ego told friends that Harrysong called to apologize to her.

Paddy Adenuga's security team strike again

I'm sure you all know he goes around with mobile police and body guards. That's not a problem...the problem occurs when these body guards start harassing/assaulting people. I witnessed his mobile policemen assaulting two ladies sometime last year in front of Auto lounge club, (read here if you missed it). His security detail struck again on Sunday June 12 at Get Arena, venue of Jimmy Jatt's Jimmy's Jump Off event. They beat up the security guard at the gate because he blocked the entrance of the venue and 'dared' to ask Paddy and his friends for their invites to the show. Absolutely not cool, Mr Adenuga. Caution those boys!

Pastor Adeboye Builds N100m cancer screening and prevention centre

Pastor Adeboye's Redeemed Church of God have built a cancer screening and prevention centre with Hi-tech equipment worth close to N100m. The 10-room centre called Healing Stripes Hospital, is located on Adebisi close, off Ajao Rd, Surulere, Lagos and will offer pre-cancer awareness and enlightenment programme, screening, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.

The centre was officially commissioned on June 5 by pastor Adeboye and anyone can go there for screening.

KC Presh Open Up On Why They Parted Ways After 12yrs As A Group

KC Presh opened up to Uche Olehi of Encomium mag
KC: "We've been together for twelve years and we just decided to try our luck as individual acts. Even though we once said it's only death that can separate us, but we now want to do things separately, pursue solo careers and know our capabilities, because we have different gifts, talents and flavour. We are not fighting at all, we are still one, only working independent. It's just a strategy. KCEE will be my stage name and I am under a new label called Five Star Music."

Presh: "I decided to go solo because I wanted to explore, not because we had any misunderstanding. KC and I are still friends and brothers. We will always support each other"

Nia Long Expecting Baby At 40

Beautiful 40year old actress, Nia Long, who already has an 11 year old son, was recently spotted on the beach of Cabo San Lucas sporting an obvious baby bump.

Boko Haram claim suicide bombing of police HQ, IG of police their target

Nigerian radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on police headquarters in the capital Abuja that killed two, saying their target was the police chief.

"We are responsible for the bomb attack on the police headquarters in Abuja which was to prove a point to all those who doubt our capability," the group known as Boko Haram said after the attack late Thursday.
The powerful explosion, believed to the first suicide bombing by Islamist extremists in Nigeria, ripped through the police headquarters car park, killing a police officer and the bomber, wounding several others and destroying dozens of cars, according to police.

Please don't tell me suicide bombing has come to Nigeria...oh no!

World renowned saxophonist Kenny G to perform in Lagos

This will be Kenny G's first performance in Nigeria and you don't want to miss it. The American saxophonist, 56, will perform alongside Nigerian saxophonist Mike Aremu at Mike's popular Jazz concert, ‘Sax Appeal’ on Sunday, July 3 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island at a concert tagged ‘The Jazz Show of the Year’ 

The organizers have confirmed the full set of acts (from four countries: Nigeria, South Africa, the United States and England) getting set to perform. They include: MOBO award winning Briton, Yolanda Brown; South African Judith Sephuma and Kunle Ayo (a South Africa based Nigerian guitarist), and singer Waje. Comedian, Tee-A will anchor the show.

Photos from Oby Edozie's new photo shoot


 
The actress and producer released these photos of herself from a recent shoot she did.

Blood red moon spotted in Sydney

 
Read story here

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Funmi Iyanda’s “Lagos Stories” Nominated at Monte Carlo Television Festival Award

 
Funmi Iyanda with Fellow Award Nominee Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
Mr. Ilemakin Soyinka, Chris Dada, Funmi Iyanda, Mr. Ashamu Fadipe, Mr. Dapo Awobotu
“Lagos Stories”, an episode of My Country Nigeria, a three-part documentary on Nigeria produced by Funmi Iyandaand Chris Dada and aired on the BBC was nominated in the News Competition of the 51st Monte Carlo Television Festival in the category Best News Documentary. It was nominated alongside works from renowned broadcasters such as U.S. network HBO, France’s Arte and Germany’s Zdf. Past recipients of the festival awards include multi award winning televisions dramas Mad Men and Lost.

What is wrong with this picture?

Oh please somebody, see what I see. Please, please, please! It would have been so funny it wasn't such a pity. OK, let me give you guys heads up...that's an anti-bomb vehicle in Abuja today...

Dance 234 Audition Team Moves On To Benin

Preere Yibowei
After a successful audition in Abuja, the Dance234 team moves on to Enugu on June 17, 18 and 19 at the Hotel Presidential, Enugu for the next round of auditions.
Dance234 is a dance reality show from KOGA Entertainment, a foremost entertainment out fit in Nigeria. Dance234 is hell-bent to unveil new set of dancers in Nigeria and take dance to the height of success the Nigerian music industry has attained.

Video: Darey at Alicia Keys' KCA Black Ball 2011

Darey Art Alade takes the UK by storm!

African superstar Darey Art Alade continues to take the UK by storm. He is currently in London promoting his first international single release 'The Way You Are' which is out on iTunes on 19th June. His jammed packed media schedule (organised by UK/Nigerian celebrity publicity firm VA-PR) included press shoots, radio and TV interviews and climaxed with a special appearance at the star studded Keep A Child Alive Black Ball - an annual event hosted by Grammy Award winning artist Alicia Keys.

Darey looked ultra suave on the red carpet in a fashion forward James Hilman suit, Nico Didonna top and Ted Baker shoes and of course his signature shades! He enjoyed the fabulous evening alongside celebrities including Alicia Keys, Tinie Tempah (pictured with him above), Lemar, Swizz Beats, Boy George, Mark Ronson, Beth Ditto and Shingi Shoniwa.

Sunny Neji releases new single, set to sell new album N1, 000

Sunny Neji is back with musical cuts that will make the heart merry and the ears tingle and a sense of
advocacy in a new album aptly titled, ‘Timeless’.

The album ‘Timeless’ is classic and has 13 tracks, three remixes and collaboration inputs of four artistes; J’odie on ‘Lovey Dovey’, Jhibo on ‘Awarawa’, Fragrance on ‘Bad as I Bad’ and Kiki on ‘No be Oyinbo’.

And he and his management company plan to sell the new album for N1, 000.

J Lo's outfit...loves it!


I love it, I love it, I love it! Can definitely rock it!

Top 100 Website Destination Visited By Nigerians

Someone sent me the link, I checked it out and discovered I've moved up! Yes!!! Two months ago I was 126, now I am 79...yaaaaaayyy! I'm really good at this blogging thing aren't I? lol. It's also thanks to you guys, you've all been so wonderful. Hopefully one day, I will be in the top 50.

To see the top 150 website destinations visited by Nigerians, Search Nigeria has put the information together here

Who would you rather? Kanye West, Don Jazzy or Hype Williams?

You have no choice darling, you must pick one! These are three of the best music producers/directors in the world. Kanye West, Don Jazzy and Hype Williams.

So ladies, who would you rather? Oh and some guys are free to answer the question too....*wink* *wink*
Me I will go with Kanye...because of those lips..looks like it can cause some major damage...if you know what I mean...lol

Police Head Quarters Bombed in Abuja

 
It happened this morning around 10:50am at the National Police Force Headquarters, Louis Edet house, Abuja. Not much details at the moment..though some people are claiming the attack was carried out by a 'lone suicide bomber'. Also the number of casualties is not yet clear. More details coming....

Tupac's birthday

Rapper Tupac Shakur, was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip while riding in a car with Suge Knight on September 7, 1996. He died six days later. He would have turned 40 years old today.

Darey spotted shopping in London

Darey poses with fans
Nigerian superstar Darey was spotted out and about shopping in London (Selfridges) yesterday. The 'Ba Ni Kidi' star is currently on a whirl wind promotional trip promoting his first UK release 'The Way You Are' which is scheduled to drop on iTunes on June 19 in the UK.

Darey has been tweeting about his trip which has included press photo-shoots, radio interviews and TV appearances. He is even scheduled to attend the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball held by Grammy Award singer Alicia Keys. Looks like Darey is the next Nigerian to take the international market by storm!

Nigerian born NFL Star, Amobi Okoye's 24th Birthday Bash

Tana Adelana: How to be a Diva

In an age desirous of female role models, Tana is fast carving herself into one. A number of things rolled into one. Christiana Adelana is veejay with over six years international experience, a Nollywood actress, a wife and a mother of two.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Style Star: Don Jazzy, Ikechukwu, Sound Sultan, Kaz

 
The guy's turn. The event was Jimmy's Jump Off that held on Sunday June 12. The best dressed here would be...? I would have picked Don if only I understand what exactly is going on with his pants...:-)
Pics thanks to thenetng.com

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