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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Myro set to drop first single under Masterpiece Records Imprint

Myro’, real names Oghenemairo Daniel Ozah, is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and rapper born in inner city Ajegunle, Lagos. He grew up in Surulere area of Lagos. As a child, he was tutored performing art by the legendary Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs at the Abbey Junior mixed and Infants School, Ikeja.

He completed secondary education at Avi-Cenna International School, Ikeja on an art scholarship and graduated top of his college at Caleb University, Lagos. He grew up listening to Shabba Ranks, Plantashun Boiz and Kanye West. He always attended stage plays growing up and says Jimi Solanke is his icon. 

Vice chairman of the Sun Newspapers, Dimgba Igwe dies at 58

Veteran journalist and vice chairman of the Sun Newspapers, Dimgba Igwe has died. He died today from injuries he sustained in an accident.

The associate publisher of Entertainment weekly magazine was knocked down this morning by a car while jogging near his home in the Okota area of Lagos. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. He was just 58 years old.

Dimgba alongside his best best friend Mike Awoyinfa, pioneered the now rested Weekend Concord newspaper and The Sun Newspaper. He was also the Assistant General overseer of Evangel Pentecostal Church‎, Lagos.‎ May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Chika Ike loses dad

Nollywood actress Chika Ike lost her dad recently after a prolonged illness. The actress flew her dad to India for treatment two years ago due to same illness but unfortunately he passed on. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Genevieve, Tiwa, Flavour, Burna Boy make 2014 Sexiest Africans list

Illuzion magazine just released their Sexiest Africans Alive 2014 list and five Nigerian celebs; Genevieve Nnaji, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and UK-based Nigerian model Williams Falade made the list. See the full list after the cut...

The Wonders of Fun Factory Lekki Lagos

There's a theme park where you can take your kids to have fun. It's called Fun Factory and it's located at Lekki Phase 1. It's a private property opened to all members of the public for just a token.


Fun Factory parks boasts of games and rides that will make your children want to return everyday. The parks are safe, the staff courteous and the facilities well maintained. Continue...

...according to Dencia

Dencia shared this pic of Joan Rivers with the accompanying message...

Jill Scott reacts to released nude photos

Earlier this week celebrity Apple iCloud accounts were targeted by hackers who leaked the nude photos of celebs including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Jill Scott. When the pics leaked, Jill said the photos were taken to document her weight loss process. But when some ignorant people started to make fun of her body, the Grammy winner took to twitter to defend her body image and shame the hacker who leaked her nudes. What she wrote after the cut...

Man organizes friends from Delta state to rob his uncle in Lagos

24-year-old Emmanuel Erherhie, a member of a 6-man robbery gang that was recently apprehended by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja in Lagos has confessed to arranging with his friends to carry out a robbery attack on his own uncle who lives in Festac Town, Lagos.

Emmanuel, who was paraded alongside his other gang members, Joseph Ovologbarho, Innocent Ibe, Victor Ezenwa, Oyoma Akbojiyouwi and James Ukerume, said he arranged for his Uncle to be robbed at his festac home after his uncle kicked him out of his house when he returned from Prison for damaging someone's car. Continue...

5 TV Shows To Watch While You Wait For Big Brother Africa

So your favourite reality TV show has been postponed. What do you watch?! Don't worry, we've got you covered with 5 incredible TV treats that will help tide you over until BBA returns. We love you like that!
Greatest gladiators…Graphic violence…Explicit sex. Need we say more? Watch if you like 300 or Gladiators. Continue...

Photos: Kenyan couple have Manchester United-Themed wedding

A Kenyan couple decided to theme their wedding around Manchester United, with everything from their clothes to the wedding cake featuring the club's branding.

The groom married his heartthrob wearing a Man U jersey and decorated his wedding car with the club’s emblem. The bride wore a traditional white dress and although she may look like she's not in support of what's going on with that unamused look, if you check out some of the wedding pics, she's actually wearing a red flower in her hair so it means the couple are United in their support...lol. Continue to see wedding photos...

Dear LIB readers: Should I tell her?

From a female LIB reader...
My very close friend has been married for 4 years and I just found out that her husband has a mistress. My friend is 7 months pregnant and is in a very happy phase in her life. It hurts me not to tell her but at the same time I don't want to be the one to burst her bubble especially with her condition. Though this won't be the first time he's cheating on her. He once got a girl pregnant when they were dating just cos my friend was a virgin back then and refused to sleep with him. Though he made the girl abort the baby and moved mountains to make my friend forgive and come back to him. They dated for 7 years, he disvirgined her and she has invested so much time, sweat, energy in the relationship that now that it has finally materialised into marriage I just don't want to be the one to uproot her world.
So do I tell her or wait till she delivers or just let her find out herself? Please, I need your honest opinions.

'I’m free from Ebola, but now I’m jobless' fiance of late nurse says

Dennis Akagha, the fiance of late nurse Justina Ejelonu who died from the deadly Ebola virus, says he's currently being stigmatized for being associated with the deadly Ebola disease. In an interview with Punch, he said he's faced stigma from people on his street, artisans and most recently his work place.

Dennis who was working as a marketing officer in an oil company before his fiancee contracted the disease, says he no longer works there. He said after he left the isolation center, his office refused to pick his calls or communicate with him. Excepts from the interview after the cut...

Cruise Events to plan Olusegun Agagu's 1st Memorial events

It will soon be one year since the former governor of Ondo State, Late Dr. Olusegun Agagu passed on. And the family is set to hold a befitting memorial service and event and has appointed Cruise Events, a leading event management company in Nigeria to plan and implement the event.

Cruise Events was appointed based on the pedigree of the company and the expertise the company has demonstrated in the past years in the event industry. Continue...

Proud dad! Obafemi Martins tattoos son's face on his arm (photo)

Nigerian football star, Obafemi Martins tattooed his 11 month old son's face on his arm. Kendrick is the son he shares with Abigail Barwuah. See more pics of the happy family after the cut...

Friday, 5 September 2014

DSS to quiz Alimodu Sheriff over Boko Haram sponsorship allegation

The Department of State Security, DSS, says it will be inviting former Borno state governor, Alimodu Sheriff, for questioning following recent allegations leveled against him by Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, who said he's a Boko Haram sponsor.

Speaking at a news conference today in Abuja, spokesperson for DSS, Marilyn Ogar, said the former governor had in the past been invited to the DSS office for questioning over Boko Haram activities and they will be inviting him again. Ogar also dismissed insinuations that former Army chief, Lt. Gen Azubuike Ihejirika is a Boko Haram sponsor, describing it as untrue, uncharitable & wicked. Find the statement after the cut...

Photo: Chris Attoh and Damilola Adegbite welcome son

Chris and Damilola just welcomed a son. The Ghanaian actor took to instagram to announce it and share a picture. So happy for them. Big congrats to them...

Photos from Sailor's Lounge second anniversary event

The competitiveness of restaurant and bar business in Lekki axis is becoming stiffer day by day owing to the interest and growth in the business. Operators who takes customers for granted by assuming it is business as usual may wake in the coming days to find its loyal customers for years have turned elsewhere where they could get due value for money spent.

However, Sailor’s Lounge, which also operates Las Gidi 5 Star Buka understands the flexibility of customers’ taste. Consequently, it has gone a step further in preparation against any future negative eventuality and thus continues to hold its grip on its ever loyal customers by recently hiring an Egyptian Chef. Continue...

Check out Rita Dominic's stunning photos for Zaron Cosmetics

Multiple award winning Nollywood actress and style icon, Rita Dominic has been announced as the new brand ambassador for Zaron Cosmetics. Here are a few images from the ad campaign that will roll out soon. She's stunning!...

Actress Toyin Aimakhu releases new pics as she turns a year older

It's her birthday today! Happy birthday to her. See more photos after the cut...

Ja Rule gets his own MTV reality show, 'Follow The Rules'

Rapper Ja Rule is the latest celebrity to hop on the reality TV bandwagon with his new show 'Follow the Rules' which is produced by Queen Latifah and Irv Gotti. The show airs on MTV this September.

Beauty queen Precious Chikwendu releases pics to support the Super Eagles

Miss United Nations 2014 Precious Chikwendu takes new photos to show her support to the Eagles as they welcome their Congolese counterpart to Calabar this Saturday. See more photos after the cut...

Brand new music: Tommy - Hustle Must Pay

Fast rising singer/song writer Godwin Ntomaobari Amadi aka Tommy just released his new single titled Hustle Must Pay, produced by Phantom. Listen below...

Jay Z & Beyonce's On The Run ticket sales break the bank

Jay Z and Beyonce have solidified their status as music's greatest couple. The final numbers are in for their sold out One the Run tour...and they made $95,978,476 from June 25-Aug. 6 in 16 stadiums.

From Billboard,
Beyonce and Jay Z land atop the Hot Tours chart, having wrapped the North American leg of their On the Run tour that played stadiums in 16 markets during a six-week span in the summer. Box office grosses totaled $96 million from ticket sales reported by tour promoter Live Nation for 19 sold-out performances during the summertime trek that kicked off June 25 in Florida and wrapped Aug. 6 in California.

Frst picture of Dabota Lawson and her fiance, Prince Aku

Here's the first pic of ex-beauty queen Dabota Lawson and her fiance, Prince Sunny Aku, the CEO of Novena Majesty Furniture. The two got engaged on Friday August 29th.

Watch Bovi’s performance at Bovi man on Fire 2013 titled “Kim K pt 2”

Flytime Promotions, Rhythm 93.7fm, Brownhill and Kountry Kulture presents....the biggest comedy show in Nigeria Bovi- Man on Fire. The first Bovi Man on Fire was held last year at Eko Hotel to a sold out audience. Continue...

Update: Unreponsive U.S plane in Cuban airspace crashes off Jamaica

A 7-seat private plane that took off from Rochester, New York this morning and heading to Staples, Florida, is currently flying over Cuban airspace with the plane occupants not responding to attempts to communicate.

CNN reports that two fighter jets trailed the plane, which is a Socata TBM-700 light business and utility aircraft, but stopped when it crossed over into Cuban territory.

Spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command said the plane's windows were frosted and it is unclear how much fuel is left. The plane is said to have been flying unresponsive for some time.

NORAD has reached out to Cuban authorities and now Cuban fighter jets are trailing the small plane which took off from NY about five hours ago. Cuba is currently not looking at the plane as a threat.

Leader of terrorist group al-Shabaab killed in U.S airstrike in Somalia

The Somali prime minister said on Friday that Ahmed Godane, head of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. strike on Monday, although the group that is waging an insurgency against the government has yet to comment.

U.S. officials had said on Wednesday that they were still checking to see whether Monday's U.S. missile strike on an al Shabaab encampment had killed Godane, who was appointed leader in 2008 after his predecessor was killed in a U.S. attack.
"We tell the Somalis that Godane is dead," Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said on his Facebook page, the first government confirmation of his death. (Reuters)

IDL rewards its distributors with over 200million Naira

“It is a very happy day” This  sentiment was shared by Edwin Asikhia  of Aziegbu Enterprises  a distributor of intercontinental Distillers Limited and the grand prize winner of 8.3 million naira and a Kia Jeep during the Company’s Customer Awards held in Lagos recently.
 
The award which is an annual tradition of Intercontinental Distillers Limited saw three Customers taking away SUVs   and four others Customers, a 4 tonne truck each amongst others. Continue...

Pics: Beyonce celebrates birthday with Jay Z & Blue Ivy on a beach in France

Beyonce turned 33 yesterday September 4th and celebrated her with her husband, daughter, mum and a few other family and friends on a beach in the South of France. See more photos after the cut...

FG denies hiring Stephen Davis as Boko Haram negotiator

These people like to confuse Nigerians sha. How will someone claim he was hired to do a job by a government if that is not so? FG has denied claims by Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, that he was hired by the Nigerian Government to negotiate for the release of Chibok girls.

Speaking through the Coordinator of the National Information Center, Mr Mike Omeri, today Sept. 5th in Abuja, FG said the decision to hire a negotiator would be made public whenever they decide to do so and that they have no plans to question those alleged to be Boko Haram sponsors by Stephen Davis
"For now nobody has been hired by the government to negotiate on its behalf with Boko Haram. Anytime the government decides to do so, it will make it known to the public. The government is still investigating the allegations made by the alleged negotiator. However, the government has no plan to question anybody because of those allegations made by the Australian,” Omeiri stated.

Photos: NANS honours GEJ as Grand Commander of Nigerian Students

National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, today visited president Jonathan at Aso Villa where they honoured him as the Grand Commander of Nigerian Students. See more photos from the ceremony after the cut...

Ignorance Is No Bliss by CharlyBoy

Article written by Charly Boy. Read below...
Oh God! Why was I born in this neck of the woods? See how low my country has sank, demeaning our value as human beings, destroying our image as greed and corruption destroys everything we hold sacred. See how it drives the youths crazily into the uncertain life of crime, dispossessing the creative and talented youths of their dreams and discrediting their imagination. Haba, God, why? As Nigerians, what are we really good for? Were we born to be haunted and taunted?"

Usher wants ex-wife Tameka Raymond to drop his name

Five years after their divorce, Tameka Raymond is still using Usher's last name. In a recent interview Usher says his Tameka needs to give it up.

When asked how he feels about his ex-wife still using his last name in an interview with Dish Nation Usher admitted he felt some kind of way about it.

Usher tells Dish Nation,
"She married me...I’ll marry again...And when I do, I don’t want to have a harem. I just hope that when I do, it will be a departure.”

Fraudster in EFCC net for Abuja land grab

Find the EFCC press statement below...
A suspected fraudster who attempted to fraudulently assume ownership of a prime plot of land in the Maitama district of Abuja, belonging to a member of the famous Dantata family of Kano has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. 
Mohammed Awwal alias Nasiru Abdulkadir Dantata was arrested by operatives of the Commission sequel to a report from the Department of Land Administration, Federal Territory Administration (FCTA) Abuja. Continue...

The Orijin train comes to party with Phyno & Burna boy in Calabar, Awka!

It's the 5th week people!! And the Orijin train is making two major stops this weekend at Awka and Calabar. If you’re looking to have an exciting and Orijinal night then look out for the Orijin parties at Jasper Club, Calabar and Kofi club, Awka this Friday. 

Simultaneous parties, weekend starters & guaranteed T.G.I.F occasions for party goers this weekend, courtesy Orijin. Continue...

Photos: Lola Ogunnaike and husband expecting a child

Popular Nigerian/American journalist Lola Ogunnaike and her husband Deen Solebo are expecting a baby. Looks like it's the couple's first child. They've been married for a while. Congrats to them.

Lola Ogunnaike was previously an entertainment reporter for CNN’s “American Morning” and an Art & Leisure reporter for the New York Times. She and her husband live in New York.

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