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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Join Praiz, DJ Obi and more at #FCMBCOPALagos

#FCMBCOPALAGOS 2014 is finally here! Get ready for a weekend of awesome beach soccer, fashion shows and music concerts!

The weekend of fun events kicks off this Friday 12th to Sunday 14th Dec. 2014, so get ready for an eventful weekend of beach soccer, music, fashion and more! Be sure to look out for the free branded FCMB bus from UNILAG, LASU, LasPotech, YabaTech and also win #FCMBCOPALagos tickets online.

Photos: Sen. Florence Ita Giwa and her daughter step out in style

Ita-Giwa and her newly married daughter, Koko, looked stylish as they attended an entrepreneurial event together today in Lagos...

Jay Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, other stars attend Taylor Swift's birthday

Choi, Jay Z and Beyonce didn't attend Kanye's wedding but they were OK to attend Taylor Swift's 25th birthday at her home in New York. Kanye won't like this! Taylor's birthday party held late last night/early this morning and the VIP's included: Jay Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Sam Smith, Kelly Osbourne, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Nick Jonas, Olivia Culpo, Chrissy Teigen, Jaime King and many others. See some photos after the cut...

Photo: Boko Haram victim in search of his wife and seven children

A 40 year old identified as Matthew Zira, (pictured above) says he's searching for his wife and seven children after members of Boko haram invaded their village in Michika LGA of Adamawa state on September 7th. A distraught Matthew narrated his ordeal to The Nation. Read what he said below..
My name is Matthew Zira. I am from Vi village in Minchika Local Government Area, Adamawa State. I was living comfortably with my family until that fateful Friday. Before that day, there had been rumours that Boko Haram would attack the village, but no one knew when they would come. So on that day, as usual, I went out of the house to look for my daily bread. I ride commercial motorcycle in the village, I am also a farmer, and did the commercial motorcycle work when farm work was over. 

New Video: DIL feat Iyanya - Pretty Girls

Trakk Records RnB vocalist and producer DiL known for his mega collaborations like “Temperature” with Yemi Alade and “Acapella” with Lynxxx and Praiz has released the video for his DJ Coublon produced single “Pretty Girls” which features afro-pop star Iyanya. Directed by Paul Gambit. Enjoy..

Photos: Gas Explosion rocks Akure, Ondo state

A gas explosion rocked Arakele road in Akure, Ondo state this evening Dec. 13th, killing several people. According to eyewitnesses, the explosion happened at a gas station in the area and the fire from the explosion spread to residential houses within the area. Men of the fire service just arrived the scene. Details later

Photos: Zamfara state governor's daughter set to wed

All these fine rich people marrying themselves. The daughter of Governor of Zamfara state will marry her beau on the 27th December 2014. Congrats to them...

Royal Wedding: Magaji of Kaikai set to wed (photos)

The Magaji of Kaikai in Katsina state, HRH Ghazali Lawal Kaikai will marry the love of his life, Zaynab in Katsina state on January 3rd, 2015. Such a beautiful couple. See more pics after the cut...

CJ-Mama releases visuals to new song with Oritsefemi ‘Fo Won Lenu’

Cadilly Entertainment presents the official video for CJ-Mama’s massive collaboration with the musical Taliban, Oritsefemi titled ‘Fo Won Lenu’, a joint which has stirred controversies and responses from various quarters since its audio release several weeks back.

This top notch video directed by award winning and highly creative director, Aje Filmworks is a must watch for every lover of street hop and genuine creativity. The video features cameo appearances by new label mate, YQ and super producer, Laylow; amongst a host of others.

Photos of Norwegian warship allegedly bought by Tompolo

According to Norwegian website - dagbladet.no, this is a pic of one of the warship allegedly acquired by former militant, Government Tompolo. See more pics and the translation of the words after the cut

Lovebirds Damilola Adegbite and Chris Attoh loved up in new pic

The hot couple recently welcomed a son...

See who Beyonce is cheating on Jay Z with...lol

This MTO will not kill somebody with their report...lol. Isn't Julius like her cousin or something?
"Beyonce attended the Woman In Music event yesterday, with her bodyguard Julian. We looked closely at Julian's lips and is it just us or is he wearing the same shade of pink lipstick that Bey got on?" MTO writes.
It's just you, MTO! Just you! *hiss*

A-list celebs, socialites storm Mary Uranta's private movie launch

On Sunday November 23rd 2014, the finest of Nigerian socialites, movie and music star as well the political class storm the prestigious Four Point by Sheraton Hotel Lekki for the private Launch of Mary Uranta’s movie Husband Shopping.

The gaily dressed stars had no dull moment as the anchor of the day, Elenu thrilled them with rib cracking joke while live music was served by Hestarose Band as guests settled in for the launch.

Nigerian tissue seller in Spain returns €16,000 he found in briefcase

A Nigerian tissue seller is being praised in Spain as a good Samaritan after he returned 16 thousand Euros he found in a briefcase that fell from a car.

35 year old Peter Angelina, who makes a living selling tissue paper at a traffic light junction at the corner of Calle Juan Diaz de Solis and Ruben Dario in Seville, Spain, was selling his wares on Dec. 3rd when he noticed a small briefcase left on the roof of a car. The briefcase fell to the ground when the driver of the car pulled away. Peter picked up the briefcase and ran after the vehicle, trying to flag the driver down to return the case to him but couldn't get the attention of the driver. He then took the briefcase to a police station near the junction.

When police opened the briefcase, they found €3,150 in cash and six cheques with a combined value of €13,000 as well as some documents and a mobile telephone. More money than the man who left Lagos Nigeria for London, then Spain over 10 years had ever seen in his life.

Missing Nigerian baby found in Mexico, father arrested

The missing baby who went missing after his mother was found dead in a refrigerator at their home in Houston, Texas on Monday December 8th has been found in Mexico in good health.

11 months old Achilles Lambert was abducted by his Nigerian father, Patrick Lambert, who is a suspect in his estranged wife’s murder. Anastacia Lambert was stabbed to death. (read story here).

Houston police say the little boy was found abandoned yesterday Friday December 12th in Queretaro, central Mexico. Patrick was located somewhere else in Mexico and has since been taken into custody.

Photos: Drake seen out for the first time since fight with Diddy

Rapper Drake emerged for the first since that fight with Diddy outside a club in Miami on Monday night. The fight reportedly landed Drake in hospital but he looked unscathed as he unloaded shopping bags from his SUV following a shopping spree at the high-end Webster mall in Miami.

Cashless December: Go Cashless! Get Rewarded!

Win amazing prizes when you use UBA e-Banking products this December. Pay bills, send money, top up airtime and manage your account the cashless way. You could win prizes such as iPhone 6, airtime, shopping vouchers and movie tickets. Go cashless with UBA!

Dabota Lawson and Prince Sunny Aku getting married today

Ex-beauty queen Dabota Lawson will wed her billionaire fiance, Prince Sunny Aku today December 13th in Lagos. I cleaned off the wedding venue from the IV above so strangers don't show up at their wedding. But will bring wedding photos later, I've sent some of my peeps there...hehe!

Ex-militant leader Tompolo buys seven Warships?

There are reports that ex-militant Tompolo recently bought 7 decommissioned Norwegian warships.

Photo: Comedienne Helen Paul shows off her family & newborn son

The comedienne, TV and Radio host pictured with her husband Femi, their first son Gbenro and the son she gave birth to on November 24th, Gbolahan.

Is Etcetera a problem? - written by Onyeka Ibeanusi

Writer and social commentator, Onyeka Ibeanusi answers the question y'all are beginning to ask, is Etcetera good or bad for the entertainment industry? His article below...
Many people felt the rude awakening to the presence and existence of singer cum writer Etcetera. I got to know about Etcetera in 2008 when I was still in Uniben. I remember a guitarist friend of mine saying, "Dis guy hold guitar like who no sabi play am."
Then I heard his songs and saw his videos. The videos were nice at that time and Etcetera was on his way to becoming the male version of Asa. I watched some other videos from him years later but unfortunately, Nigerians hardly patronise his genre of music and Etcetera disappeared.

Styleh premieres new single, 'Iwoni' ft late Fatia Rolling Dollar

Singer, song writer and an entertainer, Otuata Emeka Seun known by his stage name Styleh releases his official second single "Iwoni" featuring late music legend, Fatai Rolling Dollar. The song "Iwoni" was produced by BMY and the video was directed by Aje Film. Enjoy...

Oby Ezekwesili calls out Punch Newspapers on Twitter

Don't know what they wrote exactly but it has something to do with the #Bringbackourgirls issue, which the former minister holds very dear to her heart...

Better pikin! Rapper B.o.B shows off his 'package' on instagram

See him, acting like he just posted an 'innocent' pic. Giving some ladies stomach pains..:-). B.O.B posted the pic on instagram last night. You pervs can like and continue to see a close up pic..hehe!

Osas Ighodaro stuns on the cover Dec/Jan issue of TW magazine

The former beauty queen and TV personality slays on the December/January issue of TW magazine

Photos: Work in progress - world record breaking Star bottle tree

Nigeria’s leading beer brand, STAR has commenced the building of the largest bottle tree in the world made with 8000 beer bottles at Eko Atlantic Bar Beach Stretch, Victoria Island, venue of the much anticipated Lagos Countdown 2014.

The STAR Bottle Tree will stand, as an iconic landmark shining on into the New Year 2015.

Pics: Protest by post-graduate students of UNN over hike in tuition fees

Post-graduate students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, barricaded the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Ozumba, in protest against hike in their tuition fees, describing
the increase from N69,000 to N145,000 as outrageous.

The placard-carrying protesters, numbering over 200, marched round the school and barricaded the VC’s office.

"I have at least N1million in my account' - Gen. Buhari declares

Hmmmm...

Photo: Dad spotted carrying his baby on his back at UK airport

Is this a weird sight or adorable? According to twitter user @GabbyDarko, he sighted this UK-based African father at Heathrow airport carrying his baby on his back with wrapper to board a flight to Ghana. I'm sure it would have freaked all dem white folks out. Lol. What happened to a baby stroller?

Mide's Mane OMG! Christmas sales is back!

Your premium luxury hair brand, Mide’s Mane is back with another OMG! Christmas sale! Trust us; this is the one you’ve been waiting for.

You get to pay so much less for so much more this season. We’re giving back to all our clients with up to 30% discount off your favourite mane. What’s more, we’re offering free weave installation to all Lagos based customers and Unveil make up freebies to all clients based outside Lagos...

Tweets from Uche Jombo

I'm not writing anything, you decode it yourself...:-). See more tweets after the cut...

Gulder Ultimate Search 2014 winner releases new photos

Chinedu Ubachukwu winner of Gulder Ultimate Search 2014 looking uber cute in his new photo shoot. See more pics after the cut...

Photos: Nollywood stars visit President Jonathan at Aso rock

Nollywood stars under the aegis of Nigeria's Creative Professionals yesterday paid a thank you visit to President Jonathan at the State House for his support to the creative enterprise in Nigeria. The actors were led by the president of the group, Segun Arinze. See more photos after the cut...

Read and Laugh! What politics will cause in the next few months...

Lol...

Lancelot Imasuen's 'Invasion 1897' leads Nollywood Invasion of cinemas

Lancelot Imasuen's historical epic, Invasion 1897, has witnessed record attendance at cinemas across Nigeria since it was released on December 5, 2014. There has been unanimous agreement among moviegoers that it is one of the best movies of 2014. Movie lovers have thronged out in large numbers to watch the movie as word has spread about the brilliant epic. Continue...

Nicki Minaj shares more sexy photos from her 2015 calendar

The photo on the left is from her 2015 calendar while the one on the right is from her 'Only' video featuring Lil Wayne, Drake Chris Brown. She shared the photos on instagram...

Isi Atagamen features in Paul Ukonu's Bedroom Series Photoshoot

Top Nigerian model Isi is the latest celeb to feature in ace photographer Paul Ukonu's sexy Bedroom Series photoshoot. See another photo after the cut...

Thank God entertainers lost their primaries - Etcetera writes

Singer turned writer Etcetera takes the entertainers who tried to venture into politics recently to the cleaners in this article...not nice but it's an interesting read. Read below...
My dear entertainers who just lost out in your quest for public office, can you please gbe enu e soun so that we can concentrate on the election at hand? Despite your claims, we all know the reasons why you sought public office in the first place. So many Nigerians have hurt their knees in praying to God to rid this nation of political miscreants and people with selfish motives in seeking public offices. So the fact that you all lost your primaries is a gargantuan sign that the system does not see you as worthy representatives of the Nigerian youths. 

Friday, 12 December 2014

The next Rhythm Unplugged red carpet host: Here are the shortlisted Candidates

11 days ago, Flytime launched a competition to give one gifted aspiring television personality an amazing opportunity to meet and interview some of Nigeria´s hottest artistes and stars live on the Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged Red Carpet on Friday, December 19th 2014 at the Eko Convention Centre.

Aspiring personalities were asked to tell us in a 60 second video why they should be the Next Red Carpet host of Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged´s 10th year Special Edition. 

Ify Yolanda Jones goes against Wale Gates defence of maid/baby killer

Comedian Wale Gates kinda made a case for the Abuja maid who strangled her madam's daughter to death after she was told she couldn't travel home for Christmas. Top model Ify Yolanda Jones thinks there's absolutely no excuse for what the maid did. See more tweets after the cut...

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