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Saturday, 10 August 2013

GTBank Commences “Instant Account Opening” on Facebook

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has once again raised the service bar for African Financial Institutions, 
by up grading its Social Banking offering on Facebook to accommodate Instant GTBank Account Opening. 

With this upgrade, prospective customers of the foremost Bank can open accounts and immediately get their account numbers while on Facebook, without having to visit any GTBank branch. Continue

Style editor Latasha Ngwube shows off bold new look

The fashion and style editor has dumped long weaves for a super short haircut. The lead presenter of Glamsquad cut her hair off two days ago and dyed it blonde, unveiling a bold new look. See more photos after the cut...

Omotola back in the day in Sweet Sensation TV ad (Watch!)

Y'all need to watch this. This is actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde back in the day doing a promo for fast food outlet Sweet Sensation. This lady's got skills. Check on it...

Friday, 9 August 2013

"I am a victim of domestic violence" - Actress Chika Ike opens up

Actress Chike Ike pens an open letter to her fans, opening up about the physical abuse she suffered in the hands of the man she called her husband for five years. Find her story below...
The past three years has been a very emotional period for me. I focused my energy on work and to build back my self esteem. its been really hard for me to come out straight and talk about this because sometimes I pinch myself to wake up and not believe that I was a victim of domestic violence. I've been through a lot in my life, faced a lot of challenges but this is one topic I've tried so hard to avoid and have been waiting for the right time but I have come to a resolve   that there's really no right time because every second of the day,lives are being lost due to domestic violence.  I was a victiim of domestic violence in my marriage and that was the singular reason I left my marriage, aside other reasons.

Chris Brown suffers a seizure

According to reports, emergency medical technicians rushed to a Hollywood recording studio this morning after Chris Brown suffered a seizure...

From TMZ
The L.A. City Fire Dept. rushed to a Hollywood recording studio early Friday morning, after getting a 911 call that Chris Brown had a seizure ... TMZ has learned.
The call came from Record Plant recording studios in Hollywood at 1:09 AM. When EMTs arrived ... we're told Chris refused treatment and also refused to be transported to the hospital.
We do not know if it was indeed a seizure, but we've learned Chris did suffer from seizures as a child.

New Music: Omawumi - Somori

New music from Omawumi...enjoy below...

Style stars: Genevieve Nnaji and Rita Dominic

Genny and Rita looking very stylish in their ensemble. Love Genny's purse

Hoodlums who attacked corper in Bayelsa state have been arrested

Two men, Weri Malua and Ebi West Jato, have been arrested in connection with the attack on corps member, Folakemi Akinbode on Monday August 5th. The Bayelsa Special Security Task Force known as 'Operation Doo Akpor' claimed responsibility for the arrest.

The two men attacked the NYSC nurse as she was returning to the corpers' lodge after her shift at the Niger Delta Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, Bayelsa state. The men had earlier in the day visited the teaching hospital to donate blood and were paid by Ms Akinbode. They waited for her to leave work and attacked her with a machete after stealing from her.

Some guy is claiming he's the father of Kourtney Kardashian's son

In early 2009, Kourtney and Scott Disick called time on their relationship after dating for three years. In the time they were separated, Kourtney met hot model, Michael Girgenti, (pictured above) on the set of a photo shoot and according to the guy, they had unprotected sex. This was in March 2009. By December 2009, Kourtney gave birth to a son.

Michael said he tried contacting Kourtney after seeing a photo of Mason and believes he's the biological father of the boy who is now 3 and a half years old. 

According to TMZ, the model has filed papers at a Los Angeles court asking a judge to order DNA tests for Kourtney, Mason and Scott Disick. He's also asking for joint custody of the boy.

Kourtney's lawyer says the accusation is absurd, claiming Michael is only looking for money and fame "His claims are absurd and this is simply another shameful attempt to gain publicity and profit from fictional stories about my client. Scott Disick is Mason’s father,'

Uche Jombo shares old pic of Nollywood stars

Uche Jombo Rodriquez shared this photo of some famous Nollywood stars on the set of a movie back in 2003. Can you spot Genevieve Nnaji, Uche Jombo, Ramsey Noah and Nonso Diobi in the pic?

2shotz' wife reacts to Beverly Osu's battery allegations

BBA Beverly Osu claimed a rapper ex battered her while they were dating. One of her ex, 2shotz released a statement yesterday denying the allegations. His wife, Precious Jones, has also reacted, saying her husband is not a violent man. See more Tweets after the cut

New music: Popcorn - Orimi

Onome Brown aka Popcorn is a multi-talented artiste who was born & bred in Delta State. He is currently signed to Hybreed Music founded by Ikechukwu 'Moniyke' Kenneth. Popcorn has been music-inclined from a tender age, but started professionally in 2010. He has a released single 'Go DJ' produced by Onojake Erhiga, which was dedicated to Nigerian Disc Jockeys, some of whom he mentioned on the Track, like DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Scratch, DJ Humility, DJ Waxxy, DJ Neptune and few others amongst many. And the video for 'Go DJ' was produced by 'Capital Dreams Pictures' and is presently gaining air-play on Soundcity, Nigezie & several other TV stations.

Here comes his 2nd official single titled 'Orimi' produced by Kandysugabeat, on which Popcorn gave a distinct delivery with spectacular wordplay on the Afrocentric sound, to cut a nitch of uniqueness for himself and its a song expected to hit every dance floor like a fireball. Continue to listen to it...

"Who knows tomorrow?" By Okey Bakassi and Basketmouth.

Fulani cattle herdsmen butcher two brothers in Imo state

The plight of residents of Umuekwunne Irete in Imo State got worse yesterday Thursday August 8th 2013 as fulani cattle herdsmen opened fire on the community, injuring several young men. Worse off is Chibuzor Hezekiah Okorie (pictured above) who was shot in the stomach and also cut in the chest and leg with a machete. His brother was also attacked.

The Fulani cattle herdsmen encroach into the farms, using the crop to feed their cattle. This has always been the case in most communities in Imo State. Almost on a daily basis cattle storm farm lands and destroys crops cultivated by the people. And when some youths in the community confronted the cattle herdsmen around 3pm yesterday, they almost didn't live to tell their story.

The Fulanis carry AK47 guns and machetes and this was what they sued on the men yesterday.

The communities said they have reported the happening to the government on several occasions, but nothing has been done so far. Find another pic after the cut...*viewer discretion advised*

Question of the day; Would you make the sacrifice for your grandpa?

Your 80 year old grandfather needs N15million for emergency surgery (If he doesn't have the surgery he will die) and you're the only person in your family who has that kind of money. But the thing is, you've been working so hard and saving all your money for the past 7 years and all you have in your account is N15.5million. Would you give your grandfather the N15m he needs for surgery or would you be like "No way! he's 80 anyway and I can't start all over again"

Answer this question sincerely, LIBers.

Oprah Winfrey 'was victim of racism' in Switzerland

Billionaire US talk show host Oprah Winfrey said she was a victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland. Oprah visited Zurich last month to attend Tina Turner's wedding and while there she visited an up market handbag shop but a shop assistant refused to serve her, saying the bags on display were "too expensive" for her. The bag on display was a $35,000 bag. Too expensive for one of the richest women in the world? Well, The Oprah Winfrey Show is not shown in Switzerland so they don't know her there...but even at that no black person can afford a $35, 000 bag?

Oprah said she left the shop calmly without arguing, but that the experience was proof that racism continues to be a problem. "There's two different ways to handle it. I could've had the whole blow-up thing... but it still exists, of course it does."she said

Del-York International set to host the 3rd New York Film Academy training programme

If you missed the last New York Film Academy (NYFA)training program, you can now heave a sigh of relief and smile; as yet another opportunity to become filmmakers and creative professionals now lies within your reach. 

Del-York International, Africa’s frontline Film and Media Marketing Company, (Sole representative of the NYFA in Africa), is bringing to your doorstep Africa’s most intensive hands-on film making training program.

The New York Film Academy has confirmed its readiness to return to Nigeria this year for another training programme, with its renewed commitment towards empowering young creative Nigerians and Africans with the passion and skill requisite to birthing a more robust film industry. 

Who wore it better: Juniper Musa & Noella Musunka in Ella & Gabby

Multichoice Nigeria Channel manager Juniper Musa (Left) and international model Noella Musunka (right) in embellished print and green silk one-shoulder floor-length dress by Nigerian-based fashion brand Ella and Gabby. Who rocked the dress?

Video: Watch Dbanj freestyle in the studio for Hennessy Artistry

Hennessy Artistry headliner, Dbanj is presently putting finishing touches to this year’s theme song. The exciting video sees Dbanj go through a selection of beats produced by fast rising producer, Dee Vee. The track, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, August 13th, has been described as the biggest Hennessy Artistry track in the history of Artistry. Watch...

Tameka Raymond shares first photo of the son who nearly drowned

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond shares a first photo of her son Usher V since his near fatal pool accident. In case this is news to you, earlier this week Usher Raymond's five-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, nearly drowned in a pool accident after his arm got stuck in the pool drain

Usher yesterday released a statement to the media thanking the men who saved his son from drowning. Find the statement after the cut...

2shotz responds to Beverly Osu's claims of being battered by an ex-bf

Beverly Osu, who we will all agree kinda talks too much in the BBA House, claimed a few days back that she was battered to the extreme by an ex-rapper boyfriend and even pulled up her shirt to show a scar she got from one of his numerous beatings...to prove she wasn't lying about the abuse. (Women usually don't lie about being abused. If anything, they try to hide it).

She said one time while he was beating her she ran into the bathroom to escape him, but instead of leaving her alone, he broke down the bathroom door and continued beating her.

Beverly didn't mention names...she said rapper boyfriend...and some of us know she once dated 2shotz who is a rapper. She may have been referring to 2shotz or another rapper she dated...I really don't know but some blogs believed Beverly was referring to 2shotz and called him out.

2shotz has responded to the allegations. Find the statement he posted on Facebook after the cut...

Actress Lola Alao remarries

Many years after ending her first marriage, controversial Yoruba actress Lola Alao has remarried. The mother of one married her US based beau, Wale Ajibola, in Atlanta yesterday. Congrats to them.

Seaman's Schnapps Premium excites consumers with new pack

Seaman’s Schnapps, the leading schnapps’ brand from the stable of Grand Oak Limited now has its Premium 75CL  in a bright new purple look creating more excitement and appeal to its teeming consumers.

The new look which aligns with the lead pack of Seaman’s Royale 100CL is intended to create a unique brand identity for the product as well as guarantee customers’ satisfaction.

Sean Tizzle and Anna Banner cover August issue of Redsheet mag

Sho'le crooner Sean Tizzle and 2013 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Anna Banner cover the August edition of The Redsheet Magazine.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Joseph and Adaeze Yobo share workout photos

Fit couple!

Old Skool Groove at Lamango Restaurant & Bar

You are invited to the best of oldskool groove from the 70's, 80's and 90's on Friday 9th August with Jimi the bald headed guy and DJ King at Lamango Restaurant and bar. 2, Adekunle Fajuyi Way G.R.A Ikeja from 4pm till late. Oldskool music all night long. Be there. Continue to see what Lamango has to offer...

Nicki Minaj posts topless pic of herself on Instagram

The rapper shared the pic above on instagram, using only her long weaves to maintain her modesty.

Tonto Dikeh shows off new look

She's dumped the blonde weave for the braids...you like?

Basketmouth fights Okey Bakassi over Glo recharge card

Nigerian Idol (Season 3) 3rd runner up Jayfeel debuts

Although he didn’t win Nigerian Idol season 3, but one contestant people won’t forget in a hurry is 3rd runner up Joshua Enakhimion aka Jayfeel.

After thrilling on the show and having fun while doing it, Jayfeel went on to sign a $150,000 deal with Optima Media Group (OMG) and is set to debut on the scene as not just a charismatic face and beautiful voice, but also a great performer and relevant brand to music in Nigeria and beyond.

Signed on to Klefsound Management founded by award-winning producer Samklef, the young singer is releasing his debut single not just as a music file but with a viral video to express himself to fans better before the official video drops.

The title of the song is Ghetto Love (prod. By Samklef) and the viral video was directed by Samklef as well. Find that after the cut...

Don Jazzy pays condolence visit to Governor Fashola (Photos)

The Mavin boss visited the Lagos State governor's office yesterday to commiserate with him on the death of his father. Another pic when you continue...

Sexy singer Donna Diva gets 2013 Audi A6 as birthday gift

The Gaga crooner just got a brand new 2013 Audi A6 as a birthday gift from her boo. Congrats girl!

Beyonce shows off super short hairstyle

Beyonce unveiled her new look on her instagram page yesterday. She's ditched her trademark long weaves for an edgy short pixie crop.

Did she cut her hair because of the accident she had in late July when her long hair got stuck in an electric fan as she performed "Halo" on stage in Montreal? Whatever it is, it looks great on her. You like?

New Video: Cash Wale ft Moblak - Oshomolo

Introducing Hip-Hop artiste CashWale with his brand new single titled 'Oshomolo', produced by the Dtunes. Enjoy...

Dr Sid and Simi Osomo get engaged

The Mavin artist proposed to his fashionista girlfriend Simi Osomo yesterday in Venice, Italy. Mehn check out the ring on Simi's finger. Big congrats to them. See the ring up close after the cut...

Happy Eid-El-Fitr to all our Muslim brothers and sisters

Hope you guys have a great celebration.

Sexual harrassment in workplace: It Happened To Me - Chika Oduah

Chika Oduah, a journalist based in Abuja, shares an account of her sexual harassment in her former workplace. Find it below..
I got a job in New York City a few years ago. I was new to the American North; I still reeked of the South. Pillsbury biscuits, Georgian peaches and Jiffy cornbread with a dollop of Daisy. Chick-Fil-A, Bojangles’ and Piggly Wiggly. I was a Southern American, in many ways. Cheerful, trusting, polite, Bible-wielding, slow-talkin’, Southern. South of the Potomac, East of the Mississippi. Paisley print blouses, plastic sunflowers hot glued on Payless Shoes open-toe rubber sandals. But I was all right, I guess. Perhaps a bit wide-eyed, gap-tooth grinning, but I was all right.

Thieves are now attacking women with long hair in Venezuela..lol

Na Naija weave sellers dey send them? Lol. #kidding o. According to this funny and weird report, having long hair can make you a target for criminals in the Venezuelan coastal city of Maracaibo.

These criminals are targeting young women who have long hair with scissors, and before you know what's happening, your hair is gone.

A Maracaibo resident Egmari Villarreal (pictured above left) explains:
"You have to see it to believe it. We're not going to be able to have long hair anymore. As a woman, this is something traumatic. It's happening downtown, at the beach or at the mall, where you find a lot of young women. The thieves grab them by the hair, pull out some scissors and cut their hair. Then they sell it at beauty or hair salons."

Orijin premiere happening in Ibadan on Friday 9th of August

Get ready Ibadan for the most awesome show in town. The Orijin Premiere is happening on Friday the 9th of August 2013 at 7pm. The Orijin Premiere is coming up at Jogor Center. “The Orijin” will feature a spectacular dance drama that is sure to keep you at the edge of your feet. If you missed the bone cracking comedy skit from Orijin MC Seyi Law see it - HERE

Be sure to be a part of this unique and exciting event. The event will feature members of the cast from awarding winning drama series Tinsel and great music from some of the most recognized stars in the industry. 

You can win invites to this fantastic event by calling into your favourite radio station (Ibadan) and answering questions. Remember also, you have to be 18 and above to be able to attend this all exclusive event.

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