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Saturday, 18 January 2014

LIB exclusive: 23yr old girl claims Davido is the father of her unborn twins

21 year old music superstar Davido is about to be a father to twin girls in a few months, if claims by 23 year old Sunshine Haye is to be believed. The UK-based beauty (she's from the Caribbean, half Jamaican) claims she hooked up with Davido during his UK tour in 2013. She is said to be about 4/5 months pregnant. (Sunshine, who is a hair model and video vixen, is pictured above...)

After getting the scoop, I contacted Davido's camp and they denied any knowledge of her allegations.

Well you see, this is not the first time popular socialites have claimed to hook up with the musician. In July 2013, a Kenyan socialite Stacey Brianar aka Pendo called a press conference claiming to have had an encounter with the star, the allegations later turned out to be false as Davido never met the star-struck party girl. So, is this now true? Sunshine's camp swear it is. And have promised to provide proof in due time.

She's even gone on to decorate a nursery for the babies- their room is Disney themed, and has already picked out names for her unborn children. See the pic and her tweets after the cut..

Photos from Jim Iyke Unscripted photoshoot

These are photos from the super luxurious three-day photo shoot Jim Iyke has just completed with Nadia Buari for the promo of season two of the Jim Iyke Unscripted reality television show.

The shoot, which features a Phantom Rolls Royce and a private jet, took place at various locations in Ghana and was handled by two of Ghana’s highly respected fashion photographers Barrak and Steven Adeusei. More pics after the cut...

BBC Focus on Africa reporter Komla Dumor dies suddenly at age 41

Ganaian journalist and main presenter of the BBC World News programme Focus on Africa, Komla Dumor has passed away. The TV anchor reportedly passed away at his home in London today Jan. 18th. He was 41.

Dumor joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana. From then until 2009 he hosted Network Africa for BBC World Service radio, before joining The World Today programme.

In 2009 Komla Dumor became the first host of Africa Business Report on BBC World News. May his soul rest in peace...Amen.

D'banj's custom made Guiseppe Zanotti sneakers finally arrive

In October 2013, D'banj shared a pic of Italian shoe designer Guiseppe Zanoti holding up a pair of his famous custom sneakers which he gifted to D'banj. (If you missed it, find it here). Three months later, the sneakers is finally here. D'banj posted the photo above and wrote - "It was real and it has landed special delivery by the Man Himself. #GiuseppeZanotti"

New Music: Waconzy - Amosu remix ft Sierra-Leone stars


Dv8 Media’s Waconzy teams up with top Sierra-Leone stars, Heyden Adama, Rhage and Shadow Boxxer on the Remix to his hit single Amosu. Listen to it below...

Her marriage is already over, after a whirlwind romance and fairy-tale wedding

In 2007, actress, singer, entrepreneur, model and author, the very beautiful Hilary Duff began dating Canadian NHL player Mike Comrie. They announced their engagement in February 2010 and had a fairy-tale wedding on August 14th 2010. Hilary said at the time that her wedding was everything she had hoped it would be and that she married her prince-charming, her soul mate.

Fast forward to 3 years later, and it's over. Hilary, 26, and Mike, 33, announced their separation on January 10th 2014 after only 3 years of marriage. The actress accused her estranged husband of not 'putting enough effort into their relationship'.

The couple reportedly went to marriage counseling for 18 months to try and find the spark again. "But recently he wasn't doing any of the things they'd worked on," A source told Us weekly "The spark was no longer there. They are better as friends." The couple have a 22 months old son, Luca.

See pics from their wedding three years ago. And that wedding dress...OMG!...

Photos: 26yr old lady allegedly killed by boyfriend in a hotel in Lagos

26 year old Ijeoma Nwachukwu went missing last Saturday January 11th after telling a staff of her aunt's that she was going to meet up with her boyfriend of over two years...some guy named Ifeanyi.

According to family sources, Ijeoma left home around 9.30 that Saturday morning to her aunt's shop at the Tradefair complex to help with cleaning. By the time she was done by 4 that evening, she told the other lady she worked with that she was going to meet up with her boyfriend, who had come to the store earlier in the day to give her some kind of chemical to keep for him. The boyfriend then called Ijeoma and asked her to meet him at a hotel called Cossy Hotel at Abuleosun near Tradefair.

That was the last anyone heard from Ijeoma (pictured above) until the police alerted her family on Monday January 13th and told them that her body had been found in a bush near the hotel.

Continue but *viewer discretion advised* there's a pic after the cut that you may not want to see...

Photo: Atiku Abubakar spotted at the Emirates Stadium

Nigeria's Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar today January 18th took a stroll away from politics to join the teeming crowd of #Arsenal supporters at the Emirates Stadium, London to watch the Premiership Game between AresnalFC vs FulhamFC. The Gunners defeated their opponent 2-0.

The Obama marriage is on the rocks, according to National Enquirer

Thank God this report is from National Enquirer and not TMZ. So please take it with a very large portion of salt...:-). Find it below...
Under the headline Obama Divorce Bombshell!, the National Enquirer claims their 21-year marriage has dissolved in a string of ugly fights that were prompted by the Mandela memorial incident and — far more outrageously — Mrs Obama’s discovery that Secret Service bodyguards had been covering up infidelity on her husband’s part.
It’s an allegation the White House has declined to comment on, though after Bill Clinton’s trouser-dropping scandals, Americans would be rather less sanguine about any extra-marital activity than the French appear to be over President Francois Hollande’s behaviour.
Mrs Obama, the Enquirer claims, intends to stand by her husband until his presidency is over, at which time he will move back to Hawaii, where he grew up, and she will stay in Washington with their children. Continue...

Photos: Rapper Lyrical behind bars in expressive new photoshoot

30 year old rapper, Lyrikal (real name, Jesse James), has released some photos of himself behind prison bars. The concept driven photos are part of the rapper's personal campaign to communicate the challenges of the average young person living in Nigeria today. Continue...

Chris Okotie stands by comments that all Catholics will go to hell & the Pope is anti-Christ

Rev Chris Okotie is still standing by his earlier comments that the pope is anti-Christ & all Catholics are hell bound. In a new interview with Punch, the Head Pastor of Household of God church justifies his controversial statement. Excerpts from the interview below...
"You recently stirred up controversy when you said Catholics would go to hell. Why did you say that?
 It is because the church perverts the gospel of Jesus Christ and that perversion is located in the leadership. Even as Pope Francis recently announced. However, there are many good Christians within the Catholic Church who are not aware of the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, that has substituted Mary for Jesus, in what is known as the hyperdulia of the Virgin Mary. Salvation for them is not through Jesus alone but in accordance with what Pope Francis recently announced to the world. That, in itself, is a direct violation of the sanctity of the scriptures. Continue...

Photo: Baby born on the street by destitude woman is doing great

This is the baby that was born on the streets of Ketu by a homeless mentally unstable woman on Thursday January 16th. (Read story here). Photo taken today Saturday January 18th at Oba's Prolific Clinic and Maternity where mother and child are being well taken care.
The woman has refused to give her child up for adoption. She rejected offers by some people to take her child to the orphanage or give the baby to social welfare. She says she wants to take care of the baby herself, that she has a mother and other family members in Ondo who can help her take care of the baby. She also revealed she has other children who live with her mother in Ode Irele in Ondo.

Quite a lot of people have been visiting the woman and her baby to show love and support and give whatever they can afford. Meanwhile, the hospital is working with agencies from the Lagos state government to help rehabilitate the woman and re-unite her and her baby with her family.

Omotola, Toke, Omawumi, others lend voices at Genvoices Telethon

100,000 Voices Telethon held at Koga studios, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos and was broadcast live on Channels TV, EbonyLife TV and Beat FM on 18, January, 2014 between 10am and 1pm.

Celebrities arrived in their numbers to lend their voices to GenVoices; the project-driven platform harnessing the offline&online energy of young Nigerians for practical efforts towards nation building.

In attendance were Omotola Jolade Ekeinde, Omawummi, Timi Dakolo, Mai Atafo, Eku Edewor, Mai Atafo, Toke Makinwa, Omoni Oboli, Kemi Lala Akindoju amongst others. See pics after the cut.

Nun gives birth in Italy, says she didn't know she was pregnant

She didn't know she was pregnant? Is she supposed to be pregnant? Find the report below...
A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, Italian media reported on Friday.
The 31-year-old mother and her baby boy, who weighs 3.5 kilograms (9 pounds), are doing well and other new mothers in Rieti hospital have begun collecting clothes and donations for her, the reports said.
"I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain," the nun was quoted as saying at the hospital, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Continue...

Toke Makinwa bombarded with calls after news break of her surprise wedding

I hear many of her industry friends (entertainers) didn't even know she got married until we reported it online last night. But hopefully there will be another wedding, so you all can come. Continue...

7th Winner Emerges in the BIG Games Toyota Corolla Give Away

Helen Obeya, a 29 year old corper, serving in Abuja, has just become the proud owner of a brand new Toyota Corolla. She is the 7th winner in the BIG Games Toyota Corolla Giveaway. Helen lives in Kaduna and this would be her first car. She doesn’t drive yet so what better motivation than this?

Friday, 17 January 2014

Wife of Indian minister found dead, following reports he had an affair

The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor has been found dead, following reports he had an affair, Indian media say. Sunanda Pushkar is reported to have been found dead in a five-star hotel in Delhi, according to police sources.

The couple became embroiled in controversy over a series of Twitter messages on Wednesday Jan. 15th that appeared to reveal he was having an affair with Pakistani journalist, Mehr Tahrar. They later insisted they were happily married, blaming "unauthorised tweets". Ms Pushkar admitted publishing the tweets, but later denied it.

Reports said that her husband had informed the police of her death. It was unclear how she died. Mr Tharoor married Ms Pushkar, a former Dubai-based businesswoman, in 2010.

Video: Gay rights activist Bisi Alimi speaks to CNN's Amanpour

CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi about the recently passed Nigerian anti-gay law. Watch the video...

Photo: Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida wed secretly...

Now, who saw this coming? After over ten years together and many break ups and reconciliations, Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida are married. Yep, you read right. The longtime lovers got married quietly on Wednesday January 15th in Lagos, with only a few family members and friends in attendance. (Pic from their registry above). Will bring you all the details and more photos later. Big congrats to Toke and Maje. Amazing love story!

Photo: Model/Video Vixen Voney Dolce poses nude in new photo

Voney Dolce is a popular video vixen. If you've never heard of her, well, you will be hearing a lot about her soon as she's planning to start a Vlog where she will expose the secret relationship between Nigerian video vixens and entertainers. #getready!

Meanwhile she just released a new pic where she's completely naked. See it after the cut. 18+ pls..:-)

Beyonce posts racy photos of herself on instagram

Beyonce shared some hot and revealing photos of herself on her instagram page yesterday. The pics were from throughtout the years, some dating as far back as 2007. Check on them after the cut...

Photos: Chinedu, Osita & Mr Ibu at Obizi village footbal competition

Ifedi Josiah Foundation in conjunction with John Okafor (Mr Ibu), Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki and paw paw) at the celebration of the Obizi indigent women and Obizi youth village football competition held in Mbaukwu, Awka South LGA, Anambra state on the 1st of January 2014. See more pics after the cut...

Playboy Playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley found dead at age 34

34 year old gorgeous Playboy model Cassandra Lynn Hensley was reportedly found dead at her friend's home in LA on Wednesday January 15th according to TMZ. The model was found floating in a bath tub in her friend's bathroom and by the time paramedics arrived, she'd already passed away.

The police are investigating the death as a possible overdose, law enforcement sources told TMZ. She leaves behind a daughter. May her soul rest in peace...amen.

Meet John Fashanu's hot model daughter, Amal Fashanu

Meet Amal Fashanu, former footballer John Fashanu's 23 year old daughter. She's a UK-based model, and TV personality. Amal is the product of John Fashanu's relationship with Spanish model Marisol Acuna. See more photos of stunning Amal after the cut...

Princess Dammy opens up on collapsed marriage, blames some of it on bloggers

In December 2013, comedienne Princess publicly announced the end of her 7-months marriage. In a new interview with Encomium mag, princess broke her silence on the collapsed marriage and said the press, especially bloggers wanted her marriage to collapse. Excerpts below...
There were some allegations that you were oppressing him financially. They cited an example of both of you in a restaurant where you made it obvious to everyone present that you were the one paying for what the two of you had eaten?
They were there abi? People can say anything. It doesn't matter. The truth is the truth. I did not discuss my marriage breakup with anybody except what I just told you. I am a celebrity, the other person is not a celebrity, so what do you expect? Any person can just sit down and start writing what you just told me without even knowing me. If Kanye West was dating a non celebrity and not Kim Kardashian, they will say the same thing. So if I wanted to make the reason public, I would have made it myself. But it is not necessary, marriage is between a couple. We did not take our marriage vow on the street. We took it before God. Me, I am not afraid of man. I am also afraid of God. Anything that happened between God and a couple is sacred. There is no need itemizing the reasons. What is that going to do? Is it going to make the other party happy? Is it going to make us happy? So it is between the person (husband), I and God.

New photos of Kim K and Kanye West's daughter, North West

She's beginning to look so much like her dad. She's so cute. Kim K shared the new pics on The Ellen DeGeneres show and said she and Kanye are planning a summer wedding that will not hold in the US

Photo: Meet OJB's three wives

I'm sure you all know by now that ace music producer OJB has three wives. The first wife is Mabel Okungbowa aka Mama J who donated her kidney to him (pictured above OJB). The second wife is June (pictured left) who used to be a singer and shot a few videos back in the day as Ama, and the last is Korede (pictured right), who used to be a popular dancer and video model many years back.

OJB has 3 kids with Mama J, 3 with Ama and 2 with Korede..and they all live happily. The pic above was taken at the airport last year on the day OJB left Lagos for his kidney transplant in India.

Meanwhile, he's reportedly working on a book titled 'The Celebrated Beggar’ which will 'capture his experience as a producer, musician up to the travails of his kidney ailment’.

Wizkid's manager apologizes for posting private message online

Wizkid's manager Godwin Tom has apologized for posting a screenshot of a private message sent to him by a female fan of his artist. (If you missed the story, read it here). More Tweets after the cut..

Uganda President refuses to sign anti-gay bill into law

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has refused to sign into law an anti-gay bill passed by the country's parliament, which is aimed at imprisoning not just homosexuals, but people who talk about it without condemning the lifestyle. The President in a letter to the Country's parliament speaker said homosexuals are 'abnormal' but could be 'rescued' by improving the economy.
"Even with legislation, they will simply go underground and continue practicing homosexuality or lesbianism for mercenary reasons. You cannot call an abnormality an alternative orientation. It could be that the Western societies, on account of random breeding, have generated many abnormal people." President Museveni said
In December 2013, the Ugandan parliament passed its anti-gay bill going against  the President's advice and now seeks his assent. The President had initially advised that the homosexuality situation in the country be studied deeply and carefully before any laws against the practice be enacted.

The Ugandan anti-gay bill seeks to make all form of homosexual activities a criminal offense to be punishable under law. Homosexuals can get as much as a life term imprisonment punishment. Also anyone who knows a homosexual and doesn't report such to police authorities would also face some sanctions if found wanting.

Rihanna wears revealing swimwear as she bathes in a pond in Brazil

BadGal Riri pictured in a very revealing low-cut thong monokini as she took a dip in a botanical garden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday. See more photos after the cut...

Update on the destitute that gave birth on the street yesterday

A lot of you wanted an update on the destitute who gave birth to a baby boy on the streets of Ketu yesterday (If you missed it, find it here). Well, here it is. The woman was later taken to a clinic on the same street she delivered yesterday. Name and address of clinic is Oba's Prolific Clinic and Maternity Home, 27, Adisa Akintoye street, Ketu, Lagos. (in case anyone wants to go visit her)

Esther is in the clinic at the moment and she and her baby are being well taken care of according to my source. A register has been opened for her and the new born where all donations are recorded.

The Oba of Ketu and delegates from his palace eventually visited her yesterday at the clinic. The Oba notified a social welfare agency and also blessed her. A lot of people have been trooping in and out since yesterday to visit the woman with gifts.

The woman was actually mentally unstable. From what the people in the neighbourhood said, some touts in the area took advantage of her condition and raped her. But thankfully she's speaking very normal now, very calm and can now remember where she's from. She said she's from Ondo State.

A rep of the clinic said about three different agencies from the Lagos State government, one of which is Office of Youth and Sports Developments, Alausa, had visited her in the hospital. Some agencies are working to take Sister Esther and her baby back home to her family in Ondo state.

Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress at Critics Choice Awards

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o is on a roll and there's no stopping her. So happy for her. She got a standing ovation from Hollywood last night as she was named Best Supporting Actress at the Critics Choice Awards for her role in 12 Years A Slave. Actress Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for Blue Jasmine. And that dress on her! Oh and she got to meet Oprah who has said in the past that she loved Lupita's role in the movie. See more pics and full list of Critics Choice Awards winners after the cut...

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