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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Introducing Mr Nigeria 2011: Deji Bakare

 
Multi media specialist, Deji Bakare, beat 17 other contestants to win the Mr Nigeria 2011 contest, which took place tonight at Silverbird Galeria, Lagos. Official pictures from the contest coming soon...

D'Banj Acquires $200000 Aston Martin Vantage car

 When you are big, you are big! Congrats D'Banj

The Beat By Ikechukwu For Smirnoff Midnight Circus Parties

Rapper Ikechukwu, who is the ring master for the Smirnoff Midnight Circus parties, starting from the 12th of November 2011, uploaded a beat onto the Smirnoff Nigeria Facebook page some weeks back...and the competition is about to close.

If you think you've got what it takes to perform with Ikechukwu at the Smirnoff Midnight Circus parties, and don't want to miss the opportunity, then go to the Smirnoff Nigeria Facebook page HERE, or here http://uploads.mp3songurls.com/1208647.mp3 and download the beat, do a verse, upload your performance on youtube and post the link on the Smirnoff Nigeria Facebook page to enter the competition to win a Smirnoff Experience with Ikechukwu. Interesting prizes also await the winner.

Denrele Edun Joins Channel O

 
The former Soundcity VJ has joined the South Africa based music station as a VJ

Channel O recently selected new, vibrant and talented VJ's from all over Africa to join their team. Denrele Edun was picked from Nigeria. Others are: Flavia Tumusiime (Uganda), Jokate Mwegelo (Tanzania), Joey Muthengi (Kenya), Stefen ‘J.Town’ Menson (Ghana) and Maya Wegerif, (South Africa)

Rapper Jay Z invests in pure water business in Nigeria

 
You all know that pure water is the most bought commodity in Naija, right? And you all know that rapper Jay Z likes to invest in viable businesses, right? Well, he's come to Naija to start his own pure water business and it's called Jay Z Water...

Just kidding...but whoever came up with that name has yawared. And NAFDAC approved? lol

MC Loph and Sister Buried

The late rapper, who died on September 14, 2011, with his only sibling, in a ghastly car accident, was buried yesterday Friday Oct 28th, 2011, at his family’s compound in Ugwuaro, Anambra State.

May their souls continue to rest in peace...amen.

What is wrong with this photo?

 
Minus the lip-lock, which is ewwwwwwwww...lol, what else is wrong with this picture? You really have to pay attention to see it....

Port Harcourt Youths take to daylight robbery as a protest against wealthy citizens

The spate of daylight robbery going on in Port Harcourt right now has left a lot of people wondering what's going on in the garden city.

Niger Delta youths, who were not part of the Federal and state govt amnesty programmes, have now taken to the streets, robbing in broad day light, forming armed robbery gangs and terrorizing rich citizens in the city. Some of the gangs wear military camouflage uniforms and carry sophisticated weapons when operating and are said to be ruthless. So many lives have been lost in their operation...

Hopefully the government will get these youths off the streets by including them in their amnesty programmes.

Governor Sullivan Chime denies impregnating sister in law

Chime and wife, Clara

A few weeks ago, the social media was agog with allegations of the Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, impregnating his wife's younger sister, Ebere Igwe, a young lady in her mid-20's. The relationship between the governor and his in law allegedly began some months after he married his second wife, Clara Chime in 2008, having divorced his first wife.

According to the rumours, a few months ago, Ebere allegedly approached her sister and told her she was carrying Gov Chime's child, which almost killed the first lady. Ebere has supposedly given birth to a baby for the governor. But the governor is denying everything. Here's what he had to say about the allegations.
I can tell you that my sister in law is one of the most decent human beings I have ever seen. Why they chose to rubbish her, I don't know. The truth is, no such happened. Nobody had any baby boy for me. As a matter of fact, the young girl is getting married this December to an Onitsha man and was actually staying with this man when they alleged she was in my house in the village nursing a baby for me. So, the story is all nonsense.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Keri Hilson tweets about a Nigerian song

  
Lol, which Naija song is this, biko nu?

Question of the day: Which Nigerian actress got botox?

I got these photos and exclusive inside scoop from 'friends' of this actress, but I ain't sharing because even though they sent me before and after pics, I really can't tell what botox looks like on anyone. But can you guess which actress has done botox? And is botox a bad thing sef?

Naija's Sexiest Couple...Period!

These two have got to be the sexiest Nigerian couple! So much hotnesssss, it's almost a crime...damn!

What's happening to Serena Williams' hair?

 
Is she going bald or what?

How I met my wife - Obiwon

Obiwon Obiora:
I met her at her sister's wedding. I came because of the groom actually. He was a client of mine when I was working in the bank. This was July 14th 2007. I reluctantly attended the guy's wedding and when I came, it was almost done. I wanted to see the groom, say hi and go. The first person I saw was Nkechi. I asked her the whereabouts of the groom and she took me to him. Afterwards, she and I exchanged pleasantries and exchanged phone numbers. Now, we are married.
Obiwon's wife Nkechi Ezeife just graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University where she read Banking and Finance.

I think I need to start going to weddings o. Since women are meeting husbands there...:-).  But usually I avoid weddings. I feel like it's one of the most boring gatherings ever! The last wedding I went to, I nearly pulled the weave from my head...:-)

And there you have it! Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia, Sacked

So, the Nigeria Football Federation met today and decided that our Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia wasn't good enough to continue coaching the team. He has been fired!

Hmmmm, a bit too hasty?

Nigeria Police Kill & Publicly Display Kidnap Suspects Bodies in Eket

Police in Akwa Ibom state killed seven alleged kidnappers and displayed their dead bodies at their premises for residents interested to look at...
From SaharaReporters:
Investigations by SaharaReporters indicate that the suspected kidnappers were executed by the police in cold blood, raising concerns about the legal powers of the police to act as investigators, prosecutors, judges and implementers of judgments.
Two police sources in Eket confirmed the incident, and said that the men died in a routine operation against kidnappers.
But a police informant told our correspondent that, contrary to the official police version, the suspects were assembled from different locations and executed in Eket Police Division.
“It is shocking and cruel that the police would execute people without properly handing them over for prosecution, and then create a mindless exhibition of their bodies,” said a human rights lawyer in Akwa Ibom. He added that, unless citizens recognized the dangers of such jungle justice, the police could easily kill innocent people by tagging them kidnappers.
Warning...very graphic...if you have the stomach, then continue to see the photos..

Did MTN send offensive tweet to a customer on twitter?

 
 
 
I don't think a telecoms giant like MTN would resort to this on twitter. I just wonder what exactly happened...

Sam Loco Efe Laid To Rest

The legendary actor was buried in his home town in Benin city, Edo state last weekend. The governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole and many Nollywood practitioners attended his burial. May his soul continue to rest in peace...amen.

India's real life 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins $1million prize

Sushil Kumar, left, with Bollywood movie legend and host of the show Amitabh Bachchan, shows off his $1 million check in Mumbai, India.
27-year-old newlywed, Sushil Kumar, a government clerk from a one of the poorest region of eastern India, has become the first person ever to win $1 million on the popular Indian version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire."

Before winning the ultimate prize, Kumar worked as a computer operator for the government and tutored on the side to supplement his income, which was $120 a month.

In spite of his humble surroundings, he got all of the quiz show's questions right, a feat his brother attributes to Kumar's penchant for BBC programs. The brother also said the family had been too poor to afford a television set and had watched the quiz show at a neighbour’s home. Now their lives have changed forever.

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28 Million Nigerian Youths Unemployed – Minister of Youth

According to the Minister of Youths Development, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, out of the 67 million youths in Nigeria, 28 million of them are unemployed. That is 42% of the youths in Nigeria. He also said 80% of this unemployed youths did not go beyond secondary school level.

OK, so who do we blame for this? And you see why armed robbery, kidnapping and mental illness is on the rise?

D'Banj and Ghanaian Actress Nadia Buari in Hot Romance?

From Stella Dimoko Korkus' page in Encomium magazine:
The crooner is currently in a hush hush romance with Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari. The actress was spotted a fortnight ago, precisely on Friday and Saturday,October 14th and 15th 2011 at the crooner’s house where she spent the weekend and paraded herself in a sexy night attire.
Other sources also confirm that the two have been an item long before now and have been spotted many times together in Ghana as well.
I know for sure Nadia dated Republic of Congo musician, Fally Ipupa...this one I'm not 100% sure...though I heard from a very reliable source that it's true. From Genny to Nadia? Ashewo man...:-)

Lo'Lavita Hair Abuja Sales

Abuja are you ready? Mega sales fiesta on all Lo'Lavita hair products at 4licle Salon on Adetokunbo Ademola street wuse 2 Abuja. Today and tomorrow Oct 28th and 29th. Call 08025275898 for more details.

Dangote, Genevieve, Stephanie Okereke, Osita Iheme, Olu Jacobs, others get national honour

364 Nigerians will in a few weeks be honoured by the Nigerian National Merits Awards Commissions for distinguished themselves in their various professions.

Leading the honorees is the richest man in Africa, Alike Dangote, who is getting the highest award usually reserved for high ranking government officials, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

Super Eagles captain will be bestowed with Member of the Order of the Niger (MON). While entertainers like Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okerereke, Olu Jacobs, Kanayo O Kanayo, Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) etc will get Member of the Federal Republic (MFR).

The award will hold sometime in December. Congrats to all of them! Very well deserved!

Win $100,000 that includes a recording deal, car and cash as Nigerian Idol hold in Enugu today and tomorrow

Do you think you can sing? Become the next Nigerian Idol and win a USD100,000 in cash and recording contract as Nigerian Idol auditions comes to Enugu.

Auditions hold on Friday tomorrow 28th and Saturday 29th October 2011 at the Universal Hotel, Independence layout by 7am. Lagos auditions hold next weekend; 4th, 5th, 6th at Dream studios Omole, Ikeja.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Private Fitness, Dance and Aerobics Classes


Say no to slimming drugs and yes to exercise. You can tone your body, lose that extra fat and be very fit and healthy in a short period of time.

You can achieve all these by exercising without going to the gym.

Get private fitness, dance and aerobic classes in your home. You chose your days, your time, your place. Call Laura on 08025862471. Women and Lagos residents only!

Steven Tyler loses his teeth in nasty shower fall

 
The 63-year-old Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge fell whilst taking a shower at his home on Tuesday Oct 26th. He also broke his face in the fall. He has since had two new teeth implanted.

Prolific Nollywood promoter, Azubuike Udensi dies

Azubuike Udensi, the boss of Consolidated Fortunes Ltd, one of the biggest promoters of Nollywood movies, has passed on. Late Azubuike was the man who marketed landmark Nollywood films like Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Tears For Love, Onome, Brotherhood of Darkness, etc.

May his soul rest in peace...amen.

D'Prince Moves To Lekki Home

The Mo'Hits artist has moved out of the Maryland home he shared with other members of his label and moved to a one-storey building in Lekki, where I hear he his enjoying the bachelor life. Enjoy jare...:-)

Goodbye Goodluck. Australian press not impressed with our president

Here's an article written by Amanda O'Brien for The Australian Newspaper
The mysterious non-appearance of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan at a packed CHOGM forum yesterday where he was scheduled to outline his country's mining potential, failed to stop his delegation launching a strong bid for investors to get on board.
Nigeria has one of the biggest delegations with more than 120 people and its towering President with his distinctive black hat has cut an imposing figure at the business forum all week.
But there was no explanation yesterday when he failed to appear for two scheduled speeches.

Naomi Campbell for Soon International Magazine Issue #16.

 
The super model looking exquisitely shinny and glossy on the cover and inside pages of the November issue of Soon International Magazine, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Amazing photos!

YouWin! - Government Extends Age Limit To 40

The Federal Government entrepreneurship and jobs creation initiative Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria, popularly known as YouWiN! has extended the age limit for candidates to age 40. The reason, according to Dr. Olasupo Olusi, Special Assistant to the Coordinating Minister of the Economy & YouWiN! Project Coordinator, is so that more young Nigerians can have the benefit of showcasing their business acumen at the business competition and thereby access the funds that would help take their businesses higher.

Topic of the day: Should Prostitution be Legalised in Nigeria?

Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekeweremadu, wants it legalized. According to him:
We need to regulate prostitution in this country so that if anyone wants to indulge in prostitution, the person should be registered and issued with a license. If we say we want to stop it, it would be difficult. It is done in other countries; let us regulate it by issuing license.
Should prostitution be legalized in Nigeria? Please share your thoughts

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Patience Ozokwor, Sunny Neji, T.W.O, Linda Ikeji, others named FRSC's celebrity special marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has selected 35 entertainers/celebrities as honourees to be inducted into its club of celebrity special marshals (CSM). The people selected are: Patience Ozokwor, Sunny Neji, Tunde and Wunmi Obe, Fidelis Duker, myself and 29 others.

The investiture ceremony will hold on November 20, 2011, at the ThisDay Dome in Abuja, during the Annual World Day of Remembrance of Accident Victims/CSM Fund Raising Concert. It will be conducted by the Corps Marshal of the FRSC

I'm now a celebrity? Na wao...lol. ése pupó...

Free Breast Cancer Screening Lagos

 
Every 60 seconds somewhere in the world a woman dies of breast cancer, you can help stop the clock. Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in Nigeria and statistics suggest that 1 out of every 20-25 women would have breast cancer in a lifetime and 7-10,000 new breast cancer cases occur every year in a population of over 70 Million women.

Nigerian John Onyenaychi Jailed For Life In UK for Attempted Murder

 
John Onyenaychi (left) has been jailed for life for trying to kill Pc Madden, (right)

Bloody aftermath: Onyenaychi slashed Pc Madden's throat with a knife in front of horrified onlookers
A knifeman who tried to kill two police officers while on licence from prison was jailed for life yesterday.

Nigerian John Onyenaychi, described as one of Britain’s most dangerous men, slashed PC Paul Madden’s throat with a Stanley knife in front of terrified commuters near a bus stop. The maniac lashed out at other officers and shouted: ‘Let me finish him off.’ 

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