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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New Naija Movie Titled Lady Gaga

 
Ha, Nollywood! Wetin person no go see and hear? lol. First Beyonce and Rihanna; now Lady Gaga? LMAO! And is that Oge Okoye and Funke Akindele?

In America Premieres Tomorrow

In America, starring Jimmy Jean-Louis from “phat girls”, is the story of the inspiring friendship between two young women, Sade George and Sonya Muhammad. Sade is an “illegal immigrant”, a medical student from one of Nigerian universities, who abandoned her education in the fourth year and seized the scant opportunity to flee her birth land for the perceived opportunities in America.
What happens when the lives of these two young women cross? The result is a soul-touching friendship that tests the limits of political laws and redefines human dedication.

In America will premiere tomorrow Thursday, 8th of September, at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms Shopping Mall, by 6pm. In America is the 2011 winner of AMAA Best Film for African Abroad

Ouch! Lil Wayne 's Album Beats Jay Z and Kanye West's Album

The official numbers are in and Lil Wayne and and his new album 'Tha Carter IV' smashed The Throne's short lived iTunes first week sales record and went nearly platinum first week.

'Tha Carter IV' was downloaded a staggering 300,000 times from iTunes in only three days while it took 'Watch the Throne' a full week to reach those numbers.

According to Nielsen Soundscan 'Tha Carter IV' sold 964,000 copies in the first week landing Weezy at #1 on the Billboard charts.

Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' slid down to #4 this week after selling 80k units, bringing their total sales to 780k.

WikiLeaks names ex-first lady, others as oil thieves

New United States Government cables published by whistleblower, WikiLeaks, have identified a former first lady (names withheld), unnamed highly placed Nigerians, senior military officers, Lebanese, Iranian, British and American businessmen as oil thieves. The cables claim that they all played active roles in the illegal bunkering business in the Niger Delta.

The cables also put the huge loss that the country sustained from illegal bunkering at about 91million barrels of oil per annum.

áwon olé...continue reading...

Beat 99.9 FM Presents: the Beat of Lagos Party

 
It will take place this Friday 9th September 2011 at Landmark Village, Oniru off Ligali Ayorinde, VI, Lagos. Red carpet starts 6pm.

Beat listeners abroad can also be part of the event through www.hibuzz.com. All you have to do is log on to www.hibuzz.com/live and follow instructions...

LFA styles Funke Akindele in $100,000 worth of diamond jewelery

 
Liam Fashion Agency styles Funke Akindele in $100,000 worth of diamond Jewelry from RAFAELLO&CO (favourite Jewelry company of the Hollywood stars), at the Return Of Jenifa movie premier hosted by NEA in New York city. Total style package, hair/make-up, outfit, shoes and accessories by Liam fashion agency. 

Bracelet-$60,000. Ring-$25,000.Earing-$15,000. More when you continue...

Femi and Seun Kuti to perform on stage together again?

They've only done it once before, at the Roskilde Festival this year and I hear they are about to do it again. Fela's oldest and youngest sons, Femi and Seun Kuti, (who have never really been close) will most probably be performing alongside each other at a show in October tagged, Dynasty Showdown, in preparation for Felabration, an annual week-long concert held to celebrate the life and times of Fela.


Femi and Seun Kuti on stage together for the first time in Nigeria? You can't miss it!

Help Kemi Survive Cancer

 
The lady in the pic above is Kemi and she's battling colorectal cancer and needs your help to survive.

For the past twenty months, Kemi has been in and out of several hospitals in the U.S. to diagnose and effectively determine the best care for her. She is now scheduled to receive numerous therapeutic regimens from oncologists in Chennai, India. As you know, cancer is emotionally, mentally and physically draining. Moreover, colorectal cancer is very painful and her ailment has been complicated given that the tumor has locally advanced to a regional area. She urgently needs treatment. Kemi and her family have been battling various complications but they have humbly asked for your help.

To read more about her and donate to help her survive, please go here
God bless you all.

Our Days Mag publisher calls off wedding over fiancee's infidelity

Funmi and Yomi
You read some stories and you are like, you gotta share this story. More people got to read this...here's one of such stories, written by Faith Omitoyinbo of Encomium Magazine. Read below...
The publisher of Our Days Magazine, Yomi Agbaje, has every reason to be in a pensive mood at the moment. The woman that meant the world to him has taken a walk into the arms of a millionaire businessman. Yomi and his heartthrob, Funmi Maxwell, who is now with the money bag, were supposed to walk down the aisle in a few weeks before the devastating blow came from Funmi.
Continue reading after the cut...

Over 200 Nigerians Detained in Libya

“So far, we have over 200 Nigerians being detained in various parts of Libya. We do not know their fate. We are praying that they will not be killed like other black migrant workers. The general pattern is that the rebels mount roadblocks and everytime black people are sighted in a bus, they will quickly arrest them and hound them into various cells in the city." Daramola Siji, spokesman for trapped Nigerians in Tripoli. - The Nation

Someone should please pass this news to our Foreign Affairs Minister, thanks

Ofunneka Molokwu Delivers Baby Girl in Australia

The BBA runner-up, who got married to her Australia-based doctor hubby, Dr Joe Chika Anyanwu in December 2010, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last month in Australia. The baby's name is Ngozi Onyekachi Anyanwu. Congrats Ofunneka!

Mother dresses 3year old girl as prostitute in Toddlers and Tiaras pageant

 
In an upcoming episode of  Toddlers and Tiaras, a woman dressed her 3yr old daughter, Paisley, as a prostitute, mimicking Julia Roberts' character from hit movie, Pretty Woman. Some mothers are appalled by it. Are you? Check out the video below...

Terry G reacts to alleged secret wedding.

According to Nigerian Entertainment Magazine...

Terry G, whose real names are Gabriel Amanyi, and his long time partner Mimi are taking their relationship further, after years of dating. Terry we are told has already overhauled his Lagos home, putting everything in place for the comfort of his wife-to-be.
Last month, the pair traveled to Benin with few friends and family members, for a traditional marriage ceremony that caught Terry's friends by surprise.
Terry obviously saw it and responded via his BBM status
See mumu magazine ohhh. chop Chicken and die...Kpam
Chop chicken and die? LMAO, some things you hear eh...

CDK Urban Wear 2011 Summer Collection

 
CDK Urban wear est. 22.03.06 is a clothing line that caters for the fashion needs of the style conscious youth. Whether your needs are casual urban or couture oriented this is the brand for you. Above are snippets from its just concluded summer 2011 collection. The tees are fun, free, casual inspired designs, while this years couture is military inspired. The tees come in male and female versions.

More pic when you continue...

Dear LIB Readers: To Date or Not to Date Him?

A reader of this blog needs your advice. Read it below...

I met this amazing, enterprising guy that comes from a good family background, he's nice and sweet, but the problem is; he has a health challenge, which is Trimenial Neurolagyia or something, it has to do with pain in the face and all.

Now the point is; to date or not to date him? He has been single for a while, my own fear is how bad can this whole challenge get? He wants to get serious but I'm scared. Is this a problem a young woman can deal with? Please I need your advice...

Bomb Making Factory Discovered in Suleja

Men of the State Security Service (SSS) yesterday Tuesday Sept 6, claimed to have discovered a bomb-making factory in Iku Village in Suleja, a town outside Abuja that has been hit by attacks in the past year.

Materials recovered included a gas cylinder, detonator materials and other items. Six people have so far been arrested.

‘EVA’ rebrands, changes Name and brand image


It is with great joy and excitement that Sonorous Singer, Creative Writer, Events Consultant/Manager, soon to be Actress and Public speaker; EVA (D’DIVA) and her team announces to her wonderfully faithful and supportive friends and fans as well as distinguished members of the press and the general public that as a result of personal evolution as well as the maturing state of her multi-faceted brand, she will be dropping the English stage name (EVA) which she has been known for professionally and proudly taking up her native name EVAEZI pronounced ( AY - VAY - ZEE ) meaning ‘A PURE AND HONEST HEART / SOUL’ in the Isoko speaking part of Delta State. 

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Beyonce wore prosthetic belly at MTV VMAs? Really MTO?

Mediatakeout.com is claiming that Beyonce wore prosthetic belly at the VMAs..

Here's how they are reporting it...
According to a Top Industry Insider, the word Behind The Scenes at the VMAs was that Beyonce was wearing a prosthetic belly.
Our insider claims that Beyonce is in fact pregnant. But that she is not in her second trimester - she's only a little more than 8 WEEKS pregnant. Tells the insider, "She wanted the announcement to be dramatic, so she made sure she had a baby bump."
Really MTO? But then if you look at the photo on the right, taken a few days ago, you can clearly see Beyonce's obvious baby bump, and it doesn't look like - a little more than eight weeks pregnant.

Haters!...:-)

No Nigerian has been attacked or harrassed in Libya - Foreign Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, says no Nigerian has been attacked or harassed by rebel forces in Libya.

You see the problem with this country? How can a govt help its citizen if it doesn't even believe there's a problem? So our minister has not been watching all the reports on international media platforms about black Africans, including Nigerians being slaughtered, imprisoned and harassed in Libya?

God help us...!

Veteran Producer/Director Andy Amenechi Emerges DGN President

The Directors Guild of Nigeria last Friday, Sept 2, 2011, elected veteran movie maker, Andy Amenechi as the guilds new President. He beat Fred Amata, Teco Benson and Dickson Iroegbu to emerge DGN president. Congrats to him.

"I don't believe in mariage" - Seun Anikulapo - Kuti

"I don;t believe in the institution of marriage because marriage is a piece of paper. People marry and divorce every day as if it means nothing. People only get married these days to appease societal values, to please family members or to get political post. I think marriage in the modern sense of the word has lost it's traditional integrity. Married men and women are flirting all over the place, what then is the point? Why are you saying you are married? Just remain single and flirt around. Marriage is not in my agenda at all." - Seun Kuti

You agree with him?

Animal Sexual Harrassment

The man in the left pic (American) was photographed sucking his dogs boobies. The one in the right pic (Nigerian) was caught trying to have sex with a goat! Sick men!

Goldie and May7's creative hairtsyles and colour

 Which would you rather? lol

The Teju BabyFace Show is Back!

 
Watch all new episodes on LTV: Thursdays 9pm (Channel 129 on DSTV). And visit www.tejubabyfaceshow.com for more info...

The Game Speaks On Closet Gay Rappers In Hip Hop


In a recent interview, The Game said he had no problem with gays, he only has a problem with gays who pretend to be straight. And he also talks about possibly having worked with closeted gay rappers..
"I don't have a problem with gay people. Like, Beyonce should've said, 'Who run the world? Gays,' because they're everywhere and rightfully so. Do you. It's a free country. Be gay, you can do that."

Gunmen attack Daddy Showkey again

Less than a month after some unidentified gunmen visited his home in Ojodu and killed one of his aides (if you missed it, read it here), music star, John Asiemo, popularly known as Daddy Showkey, was again attacked on Thursday Sept 1, 2011, just three days after he came back from Delta, where he had escaped to after the first attack.

He tells Chidimma Obionwo of Encomium magazine...
These people are not armed robbers. Their aim is to take my life. They came to my house on that Thursday at around 1:30am and stayed till 3pm but couldn't enter my house because of the guard dogs barking continuously. They shot sporadically into the air for an hour and a half before they left. The matter has been reported at Ojodu Police HQ and the DPO has been sending his men to monitor my area since the incident. My next plan is to relocate my family. But for me, I will not abandon my house because of them.

Wizkid Covers Ice Magazine

 
Now in stores!

2011 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Winners

The event took place on Sunday Sept 5, 2011 at The Sharp Theater, Symphony Space in New York and was hosted by Funke Akindele and Julius Agwu. Winners below...

Album of the year
M.I -M12

Hotest Single of the Year
Ice Prince - Oleku

Best New Act of the Year
Wizkid

Edo businessman, Rodney Ogagba, kidnapped in Lagos

 
What's with all these kidnappings naw, what's all this? Another person has been kidnapped in Lagos. His name Rodney Ogagba From Edo State. He was kidnapped on Saturday Morning September 3 at Alausa, Ikeja, just infront of Marwa Garden gate.
Mr Ogagba just returned From the US and was planning to open his new club right behind Sheraton, Ikeja. No contact from the kidnappers yet.

The question on my mind now is; how do these kidnappers know who to kidnap? They can't just pick people up randomly, so they must have done some kind of background check on their potential victims, and how do they get all the information they need? It has to be from an inside source. Family members, friends, colleagues of victims...

Abi, what do you guys think?

Eddie Murphy to Host 84th Oscars

Comedian and actor, Eddie Murphy is being favoured to host the most prestigeous 84th Academy Awards. Although, his name has not been submitted officially to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, but a decision could be made today when Oscar producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer meet up with the Academy's president Tom Sherak.

Do they pay for this hosting duties?

Monday, 5 September 2011

The face of the man who bombed the UN Building

His name is Mohammed Abdul Barra, he is the the Boko Haram suicide bomber that bombed the UN building on August 26th, killing 23 people.

Mike Ezuronye in lace front wig....

That's the actor's look for a character he's playing in a new movie. I've never seen him look this magnificent.

Singer Kefee spotted with Tyrese in Chicago

 
Kefee with Tyrese Gibson at Book Pavillion at the ongoing African Festival of the Arts in Chicago. Get him Kefee!..lol

Nollywood actress Geraldine Ekeocha passes on

The actress died yesterday after a fibroid operation in a hospital in Enugu. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Women need to be more educated about fibroid, it's killing lots of women in this country..doctors error or what?

D'Banj's West Africa Tour Begins Sept 17

The entertainer is currently relaxing in the US until his tour across West African begins on September 17th. So West Africa, get ready! Who knows, Kanye West might show up at one of the shows...!

Global News Headlines

 
Will bring you the story about Tinubu and Fashola's renewed war. I have inside scoop..:-) And lol at the D'Banji story...really?. Wow!

6 Dead in Third Mainland Bridge Crash

About 6 people died this afternoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, in Lagos, after an 18-seater bus coming from Ajah, and heading to Oshodi burst a rear tyre, causing the driver to lose control of the bus and colliding with the wall of the bridge.

At least six passengers were said to have lost their lives, while some were seriously injured. Eyewitnesses took the injured to the hospital. So sad! May they RIP!

What do you make of Tyrese Gibson's tweet?

 
You own? Kinda sounds crazy to me...:-)

Photos from the London Premiere of Anchor Baby

Edward Kagutuzi, Ebenezer, Princess, Ayo Shonaiya& DJA
Charles, Valentine, DJA, Obi Emelonye, Sam, Lonzo & Moses
More photos when you continue...

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