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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Radio legend Star puts Jay Z on blast...says he's 50, not 43

Radio legend and culture critic Troi Torain popularly known as Star who became famous for being outrageous on NYC radio, has revealed Jay Z's real age. According to him, Jay Z is his age mate, and Star is almost 50. He made the revelation while speaking with a caller on his live radio show recently
I shouldn't blow this up, maybe because he doesn't promote it publicly, but Jay Z and I are the same exact age. I will be 50 May 3rd. He and I had this conversation so all these, he's 43, 42...that's just media bull shit!" Star, pictured right, said.
If Jay Z is truly 50, then he's the best looking 50 year old I've ever seen! He looks damn good for his age. Continue to listen to the radio conversation...

A Refreshing New Take on Daytime TV Talk Show

Inspire, inform, educate and empower are the keywords that define a new TV Talk show entitled The Edak Willie Show. Celebrating possibilities, offering engaging stories from ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things, shedding light on family and societal problems as well as engaging health practitioners on issues pertaining to health, vitality and productivity. Continue...

Tiwa Savage shows off her new slimmed down figure

Tiwa shared this pic of her fit body on instagram. She looks amazing! Geez, I need to hit the gym fast

First photos of the bride and groom: Paul Okoye & Anita Isama

See more pics after the cut...

Photos: President Jonathan and the First Lady meet the Pope

President Jonathan, his wife Mama Peace and his entourage arrived the Vatican last night and met with the Pope this morning. See more pics after the cut...

Night Out with Cuppy Episode 2: Valentine's @ London's Libertine!

As mentioned, one of the rising starlets we're all  looking out for this year is Cuppy! Having let us tag along to her birthday gig at hotspot Jalouse London, she is back again. This time, In Episode 2, you see Cuppy all loved up DJing on Valentine's Day behind the decks, doing one of the things she knows how to, 'turning it up' with  friends at buzz-of-the-town club Libertine London.

Cuppy, is a student-by-day, has come on the scene making a name for herself as a DJ and also a Producer. Look out for more episodes and projects from this very talented young lady!

Afrocandy wants to have breast reduction surgery...

Afrocandy tells Saturday Tribune that she is about to have breast reduction surgery because the heaviness of her boobs is causing her back pain...
"I have been having back pain lately, and when I went to my doctor for that, he said I was carrying load on my chest; that’s what’s causing it. Also, I can’t jog, run, jump rope or dance as I would like to without being conscious of the bouncing boobies. So, I wanna be able to do all that and be pain-free."she said

First photos from Paul Okoye and Anita Isama’s traditional wedding

No pic of the bride and groom yet because the wedding proper hasn't started yet...just photos of the wedding venue, guests arriving at the venue and celebs at the wedding. Continue to see more photos.

Obesere to turn his rape scandal into a movie

Lol, the things you hear. Fuji star, Abass Akande aka Obesere has written a script centred around the rape scandal he was recently involved in and is presently shopping for actors who will interpret the role effectively.
Confirming this, his publicist Deola Adeoti said;
“The movie is targeted at unraveling the mystery behind the rape scandal. A whole lot of things have been said about him in the past few weeks, but I think this movie will tell the world the plain truth. Apart from his own experience, Obesere is aware of some men who had been blackmailed with this same scandal and he felt that it was high time he exposed some of these women of evil.”

New Video: King Klin - Red Cups

King Klin's debut single 'Red Cups' now has a video directed by Unlimited L.A and featuring guest appearances from celebrated VJs Denrele Edun and Dayo Dane. The pop number on which Klin sings about having a good comes alive with the fun-filled and colourful video. Enjoy...

People call out Vogue for using Kim K on its cover (Read reactions)

True Vogue readers have been threatening to boycott the magazine and some have even gone as far as canceling their Vogue subscription just hours after the mag unveiled its April issue with Kim K and  Kanye on the cover. Their beef is with Kim, who they feel does not qualify to be on the cover of the 'prestigious' Vogue USA.

And there are reports that super model Kate Upton was dropped from the cover for Kimye. Continue to read reactions from people who are really disappointed..

Wizkid and girlfriend Tania Omotayo have parted ways?

According to a Punch report, Wizkid and his longtime girlfriend, Tania Omotayo have parted ways. I don't know how true this is, if I were in Nigeria, I would have been able to find out ASAP! Anyway, if it's not true, I'm sure either Wizkid or Tania will refute the story on social media. But will bring an update on this later...(like some of you care lol).. for now read the Punch report below...
Before now, sensational singer, Wizkid and his pretty babe, Tania Omotayo, used to be an item. But it seems things are no longer at ease between the young couple.
In fact, it looks like they have carried their ‘beef’ to the social media going by what they posted on their Instagram pages earlier in the week.
Tania had posted a picture with the caption, ‘just because you love somebody so much does not mean they are the right one for you.’

Jim Iyke gives his own 'perception' of his reality TV proposal...

OK, these two are confusing me. Are they engaged for real or not? Who gives a 6-carat diamond ring on TV and starts to talk in parables later? Lol. Anyway, time will tell.

But here's something y'all should know. On this week's episode of his reality show, they said they would continue with the proposal next week. So let's wait and see what happens then...

New Video: Timix - Agbara

Shortly after the release of the critically acclaimed Mind Full Madness mixtape, TiMiX brings to you the visuals for the record 'Agbara'. The video, shot in Lagos and directed by Damiereel, buttresses the essence of the song's message "Hallelujah l'Agbara" (Hallelujah is powerful) by portraying TiMiX's mystical journal to redemption. You can be sure to expect even more from TiMiX very shortly. For now kick back and be entertained...

Photos: Jim Iyke and Dencia on Live @ Battersea

Dencia & Jim Iyke sat on the red couch with Adesope Olajide & talked everything from controversy to talent on Vox Africa’s hit show, Live @ Battersea recently. Continue to see more photos from their visit...

Video: Eight pregnant teenage girls rescued from Ogun baby factory

Eight pregnant young girls were rescued yesterday by the Ogun State police command from a baby factory located at 9 Sebanjo Crescent, off Fabolude Busstop, Akute area of Ifo LGA of Ogun State.

Speaking on the incident, the State Police Commissioner, Ikemifuna Okoye, said police intervention was made possible by a tip off. The operator of the baby factory is 26 year old Angela Chigoeze who says she operates a herbal clinic...and sells the babies for N300,000
 
The police say investigation is still ongoing as there are other accomplices in the business. Continue to watch the video...

Funny new video from Etisalat....

Don't kill yourself because of network o...enjoy...!

Video: Dencia fiercely defends Whitenicious on Channel 4 News

Dencia was featured on Channel 4 News yesterday where she fiercely defended her skincare product, Whitenicious. The interviewer tried to go in but Dencia stood her ground. She also reacted to Lupita's comments about her product. Continue to watch the video..

Gunmen attack Senate Presidents Convoy in Imo

The convoy of Nigeria's Senate President, David Mark, was attacked yesterday by unknown gunmen who specifically targeted the vehicle in which Senator Mark was to enter, Channels TV reports.

David Mark was on his way to the burial ceremony of late business mogul, John Richard Anyaehie in Nkwerre Community in Imo State when the attack happened.

Report say no life was lost in the attack.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Chris Brown not eating, sleeping, going crazy in jail

Chris Brown is cracking under pressure according to tales from his time in lock-up...

Sources tell Hollywood Life
“It’s bad, all bad for Chris. He’s not doing well at all.”
“He’s not eating, not sleeping, and he’s out of his mind. He talks to himself. He’s tired and frustrated and feels like he’s trapped like a small hamster in a cage.”
“He only drinks water and the watered-down orange juice they give him. They slide him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or bread with some five-year-old baloney, but he doesn’t eat that. He wouldn’t even let his dogs eat that. Chris is suffering. He’s going crazy. He has been stripped of everything. He doesn’t even have underwear on. He’s got nothing and no one.”

Hilarious! Watch celebs try to explain what 'Encapsulate' means

D'banj, P-Square, Phyno, Olamide, Sasha and many other stars and regular folks try to explain what the word 'Encapsulate' means...too funny! Watch...

Popular broadcaster and Yeni Kuti's ex husband Femi Segun dies

Popular broadcaster, PR guru, humanist, businessman, speaker, master compere, Yeni Kuti's ex husband and renowned writer, Mabel Segun's son, Femi Segun, has passed away. He died today at a Lagos hospital due to complications from multiple injuries he sustained from an accident he had with his powerbike last week Friday, March 14th. He's survived by wife and 2 daughters, Rolari & Fikemi.

Too sad. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

New Video: Bethany (Bola Thani) - Pentecost Praise

Anointed Gospel singer, Bola Thani also known as Bethany is here with the visual of her award nominee single Pentecost Praise. Enjoy above and read more about her after the cut...

Her dream finally comes true. Kim K covers Vogue USA..with Kanye

One of Kim's dreams has always been to be on the cover of Vogue USA but Vogue editor Anna Wintour didn't think Kim was 'right' for the cover...then enters Kanye who managed to convince Ms Wintour..and voila...it's finally happened, though she shares the April cover with her man. Continue to see more photos...

Kenya female lawmakers stage walkout as polygamy law is passed

It was a sitting filled with drama today in Kenya's parliament as female members of the assembly staged a walkout during proceedings in the parliament. Their grievance was as a result of a new law their male counterparts all favored which they see as derogatory to the rights of Kenyan women.

Prior to today when the Kenyan Marriage Amended Bill was passed into law, it was customary in Kenya for men to seek the permission of their first wife before bringing in another woman as second wife or even marry as many as they want. The men obviously woke up from their slumber and decided to remove that clause in their constitution and this infuriated the women big time. Continue..

Mary Konye jailed for 12 years for acid attack on Naomi Oni

The jealous girlfriend who threw acid in the face of Nigerian girl Naomi Oni while wearing a veil as a disguise in December 2012 has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the vicious attack. Mary Konye, 22, (pictured left) was sentenced today March 21 at Snarebrook Crown Court in the UK. Naomi, also 22, was not in court for the hearing today

Naomi suffered burns to her face. leg, arm and chest in the attack that left her scarred for life. Do you think 12 years is appropriate for the crime?

Susan Chanel Skin Beauty Skin Line

 
Susan Chanel Skin Beauty Line was initiated as a means to an end for African Women Skin Disorder. The average African skin is posed to different disorders and imperfection due to the nature of our weather, poor diet, poor skin care routine and the quest for perfection with the wrong skin product containing harsh chemicals that causes damage to the skin.

Susan is a graduate of psychology from the prestigious University of Lagos, her quest and passion for the beauty and well being prompted her to start her skin care line, to restore confidence and beauty in African women. Continue...

Wait a minute, did Jim Iyke propose to Nadia just for the cameras?

On yesterday's episode of Jim Iyke's reality show, Jim Iyke Unscripted, the actor proposed marriage to his girlfriend, actress Nadia Buari. He later said the ring he presented to her was a 6-carat diamond ring he designed himself and made in different countries.

After the episode aired and the news broke, fans congratulated Nadia on her new status as Jim Iyke's fiancee, but her tweets a few hours ago suggests there's more going on.

Remember when Jim's other girlfriend, Jamaican Kentura Hamilton said she was used on Jim's reality show and she wasn't really how she was portrayed and a lot of things they did in the show together was staged? Well, Nadia is singing a similar tune...or maybe I'm just reading too much meaning into what she wrote...check on her tweets after the cut and tell us what you think...

Rev. Chris Okotie writes on the NIS employment test tragedy

See the rest of what he wrote after the cut...

B’Haram writes Army, threatens to attack Maiduguri barracks

The members of the Boko Haram Sect have written to the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army threatening to attack Maimalari Barracks on Friday (today), Punch reports. Read full report below...
Investigations revealed that security had been beefed up in the Maimalari Barracks which has the Headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division of the Artillery Corps, the Ordinance, the Signal and other crucial units of the Army in Maiduguri.
It was gathered that while security agents saw the letter as a ploy to instill fear into security operatives, all efforts were being made to ward off any attack on the foremost military formation in the North-East.

Jumia Fashion just went High-streetwith +20,000 Fashion Items

These days style is everything from the clothes you wear to how you wear them or to what occasion you choose to wear them for. Style and fashion go side by side and that is not any different in Nigeria. With the latest fashion trends spiking up, there is always a need to continue shopping for latest pieces that will fit into the latest trend or go with your love for fashion.

This week In Nigeria you can now shop over 20,000 fashion items online from just one fashion store. This is Nigeria’s largest fashion store online and they have some of your best high street brands locally and internationally. Continue...

Doctors perform surgery to save Nigerian woman with ‘intestines hanging out’ of body

A Nigerian woman suffering from a life-threatening condition has been treated at a hospital in Ras Al Khaimah in UAE after allegedly being refused surgery in Nigeria, 7daysindubai reports...
Victoria Odita was rushed to RAK Hospital in critical condition as a result of an incisional hernia in her abdomen, which caused her intestines to hang out of her body.
It’s thought the hernia developed following Odita’s four caesarian sections, which left her abdominal wall very weak and eventually allowed her intestines to push through. Doctors at RAK Hospital performed complicated surgery that saved her life.

Reps Probe petroleum minister for N10billion private jet expenses

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution to probe the expenditures of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Maduekwe, on a private jet she allegedly charters for private use and maintains with public funds.
According to the sponsor of the bill, Hon Samuel Adejare who represents Lagos State, the minister maintains the jet with 500,000euros or N130 million monthly
"Thus, in the last two years, the minister has committed at least N3.120bn to maintaining the private jet, which is used solely for her personal needs and those of her immediate family, which is an appalling act"he said. He said the frequent use of the Jet by the Minister and her family members has caused an estimated N10billion to be spent on it for maintenance, fuel, payment of crew members, hanger rentage and others.

Photos: Rihanna steps out in see-through skirt over pink underwear

Dear young girls of the world, this is not how to dress. Biko leave Rihanna and her antics..don't copy! The singer was photographed going to dinner last night wearing a completely see-through net skirt over a pair of bright pink underwear, paired with a stomach-baring white sweater. She looked stylish tho! Another up-close pic after the cut...

Nigeria Customs Service registers record numbers of PAAR generation

Since the implementation of the recently released New Import Guidelines, Procedures and Documentation Requirements, which now gives the Nigeria Customs Service the sole responsibility of Destination Inspection (inspecting goods at the port of entry into Nigeria), there has been a tremendous leap in the number of Pre Arrival Assessment Reports (PAAR) generated. As a proof, the 13th week into PAAR implementation registered record numbers. Continue...

Government should stop giving actors money - John Okafor

Popular actor, John Okafor, in a recent chat with Punch, criticised the recent visit of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria to President Jonathan.

Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, said he had beef with those who went to visit the president  because the president is yet to set his priorities right with regard to Nollywood.
“The government should stop giving Actors’ Guild cash, because we don’t know how to handle it. Some people will go to the office, process the money and squander it and we (actors) never benefit from such goodwill.
“If they (government) can give us a structure or land, we (actors) can go ahead and secure funds from investors to build five-star hotels and other facilities on it, because it will be a tourist haven. We can bring the Nigerian Censor’s board into the same arena." Okafor tells Punch. Continue...

Photos of the day: Policeman policing madam and her bag...hehe!

Yeah, that really happened. Lol.

Toyin Lawani and and fiance booed up (Photo)

The fashion stylist and her baby daddy Trigakess shared a kiss during dinner and shared the photo on instagram. That tattoo on Toyin tho...o di huuuge! :-)

Drake already dumped Rihanna?

This report is most likely not true...but it's an interesting read. Culled from MediaTakeOut! Enjoy...
MediaTakeOut.com reported yesterday that the day after Rihanna left Drake (the pair spent the week together), Rih was getting her back blown out on the dancefloor by some West Indian dude.
Well MediaTakeOut.com can officially report...the two of them are broken up! This ain't rumor either y'all . . . it's fact. And yes, we came prepared to show receipts!!
We spoke with a person close to Drake's OVO crew, who told us that Drake kicked Rihanna off his tour...because she was acting up. According to our snitch, after spending the week with Rihanna, Drake hit it repeatedly...and quit it!

Grovesnor Second Anniversary Give Away

Grosvenor, the exclusive maker of fabulous luxury shirts celebrates her second year anniversary in Nigeria with the grand opening of a new outlet in Trinity Mall along Obafemi Awolowo way Ikeja Lagos on 22nd march 2014. 

To mark this anniversary, Grosvenor is giving her customers the opportunity to buy two shirts for the price of three. Continue...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Photos: Jim Iyke proposes to Nadia Buari with 6 carat diamond ring

On today's episode of Jim Iyke Unscripted, Jim proposed to his Ghanaian girlfriend actress Nadia Buari...and she said yes! Jim said he designed the 6 carat diamond ring he presented to Nadia himself in different countries, including Sierra Leone, Ghana and Liberia and it was finished in London.

Big congrats to them. Another celebrity wedding coming your way. Continue to see more photos...

Photos: D'banj unveils Koko Garri at One Campaign launch

One Ambassador D'banj unveiled his new product, Koko Garri, at the One Do Agric Campaign launch which held today at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, as the first intended product to come out from his company, Koko Holdings. Continue to see more photos...

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