Award wining talented music producer Masterkraft presents the visuals to his recent tune dubbed Go. Directed by Peter Poka for Poka Studios.
Download Below & Enjoy!!
Award wining talented music producer Masterkraft presents the visuals to his recent tune dubbed Go. Directed by Peter Poka for Poka Studios.
Download Below & Enjoy!!
The actress has just revealed she would be furthering her studies. The mother of two showed off her certificate of Achievement in Organisational Behavior from Edinburgh Business School today, September 20, 2016, saying she would also be going for an MBA in oil and gas.
She wrote alongside the photo of her certificate, “Focus on what adds value to your life. The rest is Gods Business .. Thank you Lord for your grace and love. Thanks to my coach @lanreolusola for helping me find my way… 10 more exams to go… MBA specialism in oil and gas .. #beautywithbrains #Godsblessedchild #FOCUSED #nevergiveup #aimforthebest.“
Caroline made a huge comeback on our TV screen this year in the romantic drama, “Stalker” co-starring alongside, Nse Ikpe Etim, Jim Iyke and Ayo Makun.
According to her, “Ladies, being rude and disrespectful doesn’t make you boss or tough … No matter how attractive you are , it is nasty! You can be confident , assertive and still attractive without being a bitch ! I know some guys take the piss but girl ! Keep it together ! You already have an added advantage just being a woman, tap into that and you ll be A O K!“
Niyola in a recent chat with Genevieve Magazine talked about her single status. “Being expected to see myself as incomplete because I am not married or remotely bothered that I am not and being pressured to feel so.”
Asked about her relationship status, Niyola revealed she is very much single and not or was ever in a relationship with Banky W.
Just recently, Niyola disclosed that she is open to falling in love again, although she might be a bit conflicted dating her boss, since she is signed to Banky’s EME label, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed.
In celebration of her day the proud mum shared a cheeky photo with her daughter yesterday September 21, 2016, writing,”#Yomskiis5#BirthdayBehavio#Mytriberocks#SothankfultoGod#Blessed#HappyMomma #Motherhoodnobebeans #TwaletoAllMamas #Golden #Familyiseverything.“
She also thanked fans for their shoutouts writing, “Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes for my baby girl! God bless each and everyone of YOU! We had a real blast!“
Dakore was recently featured on the cover of Blanck Digital magazine’s latest issue where she talked about loving her body, wanting bigger boobs and more.
She also attributed motivation and determination as elements that fueled her ability to shed all her baby weight and her return into the movie industry.
Akande recently starred in “Fifty” and “Lunchtime Heroes”.
Denrele Edun, known for his eccentricities is flashing his Kim Kardashian butt and he wants you to see it.
The media personality took to social media yesterday, September 22, 2016, to share a photo collage of himself flaunting his butt.
Making himself his woman crush, he wrote, “WCW Just because The Booty is the all knowing oracle of the universe….“
Although many find it hard to come to terms with his diversity in fashion, there are others who admire him for his lively countenance.
Even though his sexuality has been questioned on several occasions, Edun has continued to be himself.
Recently, the media personality wished his best friend, Linda Ikeji a happy birthday saying he would be her bridesmaid on her wedding day.
“I’m ur Chief Bridesmaid at the wedding! #Winks HBD Darling…LLNP,” he wrote.
On Tuesday, September 20, Mrs Aisha Buhari took to her Twitter account to share a photo of herself poised and smiling with the American first lady, Michelle Obama at her Broadway event put together to help girls in New York City.
Considering the fact that Fayose has alleged that the First lady was wanted in the United states of America in connection with the Halliburton bribery scandal, Mrs Buhari’s latest Instagram post was definitely unexpected and a slap on the face.
As if that was not bad enough, the ace comedian decided to rub it in by sharing the same photo via his Instagram page on Tuesday, September 20, commenting:
“Is that not the same Mrs Buhari that is wanted? They will soon arrest her… Or is that not what one South West Governor told us? We are watching… Or she now has First Lady immunity? Wetin me I know SEF.”
Since Fayose is known for his propensity for sharing his opinion concerning every and any issue, this put down is bound to do very little to put him in his place.
We can all wait with bated breaths for a new twist to the Halliburton bribery scandal allegations levelled against Mrs Buhari.
Information on the felicitation is contained in a statement issued by Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in Abuja on Wednesday.
Adesina stated that “President Buhari joins friends, family and fans of the multi-talented instrumentalist, songwriter and dancer in celebrating his remarkable life.”
The President noted with delight that Sunny Ade had been graced with numerous awards for outstanding performances, including nominations for the Grammy.
Buhari added that the Septuagenarian had over the years brought pride to his country by mastering his art against all odds, taking the African musical genre to the global stage.
He, therefore, commended him for not only bringing joy to many hearts and homes through his music, but for serving as an inspiration and a mentor to upcoming artistes.
The President saluted “King Sunny Ade’s love for humanity, especially the less privileged, by setting up a foundation that caters for the needs of others.’’
He prayed that almighty God would grant “the versatile entertainer longer life, good health and more strength.
Born on Sept. 22, 1946, Sunday Adeniyi, the King of Juju and popularly called the minister of enjoyment, had been actively in music since 1960s.
His father was a Church organist, while his mother was a trader.
Ade left grammar school in Ondo under the pretence of going to University of Lagos but there in Lagos, his mercurial musical career started.
Over the years, Sunny Adé’s band changed its name several times, first to African Beats and then to Golden Mercury, for various reasons ranging from changes in his music to business concerns.
In the 1970s and 1980s Adé embarked on a tour of America and Europe. His stage act was characterised by dexterous dancing steps and mastery of the guitar, which he played beautifully well to the admiration of the Americans and Europeans.
His music albums earned him many awards, including his first Grammy Award nomination in the folk/ethnic music category.
With an editorial spread tagged The Rebirth, Toke talks about her dating life, misconceptions about marriage and more.
On being single and dating again, Toke tells Fame Extra, “It’s tricky! It’s exactly like learning to ride a bike again but I think I am doing very well. Of course you get the initial stumble and fall off but the key is to accept that things are different now and that’s ok. My first date after my separation, I cried on my way home as I couldn’t believe I was back dating again, the stress and joys of getting to know someone again, the excruciating pain of the past and the will to trust another again.
I am having a lot of fun right now.”
Talking about people’s misapprehension about marriage, “People are not honest enough! You are told to keep quiet about everything like showing a sign of ‘all is not well’ automatically means you have a bad marriage. The thing is, everyone struggles, no situation is perfect and if people walked around with a little bit of honesty about their situation, a lot of marriages might survive. Religion is also a very big problem, God is involved in Marriage and he has also blessed us with the capacity to think and make decisions for ourselves so people need to be less religious and more aware of His love. There will be way less judgement.”
The media personality who recently revealed she has never been this happy in years and is feeling great told the publication, “So much goes on in a home and you are told to keep mute, keep taking, pray till your knees get dark from kneeling (which is a good thing, don’t get me wrong), but a lot of people lose who they are trying to keep with all of these mandates that doesn’t always work. I am not saying you should go around telling everyone your business but I feel if we had more people open up about their struggles and a society that is less judgmental, people will begin to appreciate the beauty of seeing two people work at staying together and realising the sheer amount of work required on both sides.”
IMAX, the world’s most immersive movie experience is finally in Lagos, Nigeria!
If you haven’t been in the loop, Filmhouse Cinemas launched West Africa’s first IMAX movie theatre on Friday, September 9th 2016 with a screening well attended by top movie industry players.
IMAX, (short for Image Maximum) shows motion pictures with the most lucid and highest resolution possible and celebrities like Enyinna Nwigwe, Adeusa Etomi, IK Osakioduwa, Kunle Afolayan, Obi Asika, Patrick Doyle among others.
The Filmhouse IMAX cinema is located at The Rock Drive, Off Bisola Durosinmi-Etti Drive, Lekki Phase 1 Lagos.
Check out photos from the event:
His wife Kris shared a very inspiring message of how they started from the scratch. According to her, they lived in an uncompleted building and drove a Cherry QQ.
“7years together and I have never had a reason to regret accepting to be your wife. You chased me with every word, every conviction, every dream, but shi shi you did not have . Oh I remember your first car, a cherry QQ it was smaller than a picanto, and the uncompleted bunker where we started life together with our first baby I look back now and smile giving God all the glory, I am so glad I was a part of your life at the time. All you had to give were your words, your love & your dreams, I saw a young wise man ( Ecc 4:13) with so much vision & potentials thank God I never doubted you for a minute, even though most of them seemed unrealistic at the time. (Of cos now I can say the truth ).
You have never settled for less no matter the situation…..At the age of 20 I, prayed to God to give me a husband just like my Father #PeterAsimonye. A sweet caring man who cared not just for himself, but for people (that is you @officialbovi) Always wanting to be happy & making everyone you come across happy. Even though the world laughed at us well, the small world we lived in, we didn’t care. We were happy and that’s all that mattered to us, to me especially.
And from the day we both said “I DO” it’s been blessings upon blessings!! I celebrate you today my sweet love, you have not just pulled your weight, you have pulled mine as well. As imperfect as we both are, you have been an awesome husband & father to our kids…. A selfless man. If I were to choose all over again, I would choose you just because you are YOU….. & YOU are irreplaceable.“
The couple got married in 2010 and are expecting their third child very soon.
The couple attended a wedding over the weekend and the politician shared a photo of the two of them on social media.
He used the photo as an opportunity to express his undying love for his wife and to let the world know just how much he loves her.
He wrote, “The Mrs and I ..my babamai ,we shall grow old together ,we just dey start ooo. Love of mi life ..a woman who knows me .#not just bone of my bone… #youarethebone.“
Also Elliot has been up to some charitable acts as he recently surprised a homeless woman with a well-furnished apartment.
Elliot revealed that he had come across the homeless woman living and working at a borehole in Surulere which is under his constituency.
The woman had succeeded in impressing him with her resilience after she bought a generator to power the borehole since she washes clothes for a living.
The Choc city star took to Instagram today, September 19, 2016, saying she’s tired of young girls in Kenya being pressured by society to become over glorified prostitutes.
She wrote, “I want young girls in Kenya NOT to be pressured by society to become over glorified prostitutes… Finish school …. You don’t have to be a hoe to be relevant, NEVER trade RESPECT for ATTENTION. I Love you … I would never lead you astray.“
The East African singer recently released her first song ‘GOTA‘ in her native language; Swahili.
Meanwhile, Kimani who is prepping for her debut album titled ‘Safari” has been releasing new photos on her Instagram page.
These photos taken in a safari in Kenya features the beautiful singer blending beautifully with a natural backdrop.
Nigerian-American singer Jidenna in an interview with ThisDay Style reveals he would like a Jollof rice cooking wife.
According to the ‘Classic man‘, he wants a business woman and one who also knows how to cook one of his most favourite dishes, Jollof Rice.
“I don’t think I could be with any woman who can’t run a business and cook Jollof rice.“
So, ladies, if you know how to cook a hot plate of Jollof and can conduct business too (maybe you even run a Jollof rice restaurant), Jidenna is your man!
Meanwhile, fresh off his recent visit to Nigeria, where he had an album listening party, Jidenna, opened up concerning his career growth in a short video documentary titled ‘Becoming‘.
The clip mirrors the singer’s discovery of himself which was highly influenced by places he lived in.
Some of his comments in the narrative suggests that his father’s passing has been a key factor in his growth.
According to the singer, the proverb, “You are not your own man until your father dies”, became the awakening that transitioned him from boyhood to manhood.
The singer’s visit to Nigeria was nothing short of amazing.
He had a crowd pulling performance in Lagos and a stop in Enugu, where he developed a scholarship programme at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).
While some have been condemning the pastor for being extravagant, others have shown support for the charismatic leader.
Freeze, however, has not kept mute on this issue. The media personality took to Instagram yesterday September 6, 2016, writing, “This was trending earlier on on social media! Is that a N1m Gucci bag in this recession? My congratulations pastor!!!
I think it’s high time we re evaluated our belief system. Jesus handed very clear instructions to his disciples; Mark 6:7-8 KJV
 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;  And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
Remember, we are what we believe; mere puppets in the hands of the people who create those beliefs. Modern day slavery goes way beyond bars, chains and handcuffs, be wise Nigerians, be extra careful who you allow into your mind! “
The controversial nudist has taken to her Instagram page to share new photos of herself showing a far darker skin tone than she has been known with over the last few years.
Maheeda looked at least 5 shades darker than she was seven weeks ago.
Two months ago, a fan commented on a new photo she shared, complaining that she was darker than normal.
In 2014, Maheeda, promised in form of a new year resolution, that she would stop bleaching and true to her words, she seems to have done just that.
Maheeda was quick to shut the fan down, asking that dark skin loving fans would be appreciated.
Maheeda is the mother to a beautiful 15-year-old daughter, Divine Sam and is dating a Dutch man who she has mostly kept out of the eye of the media.
According to the comedian his channel is the most viewed comedy channel in Nigeria had has over a 100,000 subscribers.
He shared a shot of himself with the caption, “Thanks to YOUTUBE for endorsing my AY TV Channel for surpassing 100,000 subscribers. #mostviewedcomedychannel.“
Recently, the actor got a surprise party organised by his beautiful wife, Mabel, in celebration of his 45th birthday.
The video footage of this was captured in a news report by Hip TV, showing the comedian as he enters the venue of the gig with Ali Baba and others.
Many entertainment personalities such as 2face Idibia, Klint the Drunk, Fathia Balogun and so much more graced the lavish party.
When asked about her new chieftaincy, the “Iya Alalake” actress said,
“Iya Adinni Atesise is when you are very religious person. I can interpret any role. My new chieftaincy or religion does not change anything for my dressing or from who Fathia Balogun is.
I’m still the same person, I can play any role, I can wear anything, my religion is in me.
The God I serve is inside me. I don’t have to pretend to cover my head and I get somewhere and then take it off.
If u dress anyhow of do anyhow in movies doesn’t mean I don’t know how to relate with my God.“
On her being one of the 100 most influential Deltans:
“I was so happy. I told my father, he was surprised. I will say thank you to my fans for being there for me.”
Her take on domestic violence:
“Anybody that does that should be killed, no judgement. I don’t think it’s a good thing. We should try and preach and talk to them, maybe they have mental problem.“
The two-time Grammy nominee and iconic juju musician have a career that spans over two decades with more than 120 albums to his name.
King Sunny Ade is easily considered as one of the most influential musicians of his time.
Although he has pioneered modern world music, KSA has remained true to the true form of his music style.
MIM houses at least 16,000 instruments showcased to tourists on a daily basis, instruments belonging to the likes of the Beatles’ John Lenon, Stradivarius and Taylor Swift’s guitar.
KSA only celebrated his 70th birthday in Houston, Texas last month and has plans for more celebrations in the country this month. He is also gearing up for the celebration of his 50 years on stage in December.
Nigeria’s rap sensation Ycee shows off smart fits, rocking edgy sartorial looks on a new feature for Celebrity Shoot Magazine which he covers.
The singer makes a poster boy for smart fit with a smart display of interesting looks on the August 2016 issue of the magazine.
He chose a nude tailored jacket with navy blue pocket patchwork details over slim fit peg leg pants over sneakers paired with crew neck white shirt in a shot wearing his signature dreads for a set of outfit change.
Mojola Aofiyebi (born January 30), better known by his stage name Mojo, is a Nigerian Afro hip-hop recording artist from Oslo, Norway. An old student of King’s College Lagos where he began rapping at the tender of age 13. He had his first share of prominence when he released his debut single “Spendit”, on YouTube, SoundCloud and iTunes in September 2012.
Mojola embarked on his rapping career under the moniker Mojizzle. Then later began working on his tracks under the alias of Mojizzey, His friends later convinced him to drop jizzey and flow as Mojo being the short form of his name. Under his new pseudonym, he has established his own label P&M Entertainment. He kicks off his EP with the release of “Mr Olofofo” (Feat. Kani). An ambient, catchy, conscious lyrical content.
Listen to his EP titled “Head Of State.
Superstar artistes Flavour and Phyno have been confirmed as part of the headline acts for a mega digital entertainment concert tagged Yudala Zero Gravity which kicks off with a Contemporary music blast at the Landmark Event Centre, Oniru – Lagos on October 2nd 2016.
Yudala Zero Gravity is powered as a mega three-city dual concert featuring the best artistes in Contemporary Nigerian hip-hop and Rock Gospel, who will use the platform to launch new hit tracks. It is a platform to see and hear it first. Loads of surprises and other side attractions are in store from Africa’s pioneer composite e-commerce outfit Yudala and New Concept Media Group (NCMG) at this inaugural edition of Yudala Zero Gravity.
Flavour has enjoyed widespread fame and global reckoning as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer of note. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for a plethora of hit songs including Nwa Baby, Wake Up and Ada Ada, among many others. In 2005, he released his self-titled debut album N’abania. In 2010, Flavour released his second studio album Uplifted. It was supported by the singles Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix), Adamma, and Oyi Remix. The album’s success made Flavour one of Africa’s most sought-after artistes. He has also gone ahead to add two more successful studio albums – Blessed released in 2012 and Thankful (2014) to his collection of efforts.
Unarguably one of the best rappers in the game at the moment, Phyno started his musical career as a producer in 2003. Renowned for blending Igbo and English languages in his rap, Phyno released his debut studio album No Guts No Glory in 2014 which produced the singles Ghost Mode,Man of the Year,Parcel and O Set. Phyno also successfully released a collaborative album with Olamide titled 2 Kings in April 2015. Plans for the album were first announced in January 2014 by both rappers via social media. As a producer, Phyno has worked with artistes such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J Martins and Mr Raw.
This inaugural edition of Yudala Zero Gravity will hold in three cities – Lagos, Abuja and Enugu. Each city will host two concerts: a Contemporary Nigerian music blast and a Rock Gospel concert. Zero Gravity will witness pure acoustics and live performances from the best Nigerian artistes in both genres of music.
As an initiative to reward customers, free tickets will be delivered to Yudala customers for purchases made from August 1st 2016 online or in any Yudala Experience Store nationwide. Customers will also be upgraded to VIP or VVIP on the basis of further purchases which may take them to the threshold for these categories. Also 100 free tickets are on offer for a lucky few who text their name and email address only to 08027829123
The billionaire daughter was challenged by a fan, Dammy Twitch, on Twitter who asked her to go on a date with him if he gets 500 retweets.
“@cuppymusic will you go on a date with me if I get 500 retweets?” Dammy Twitch asked on Twitter. “Let’s make that 1,000,” Cuppy replied.
And it seems like he got a thousand likes and was treated on a sweet date by DJ Cuppy.
Nollywood star, Monalisa China marries Victor Tonye Coker in Santorini, Greece yesterday. Happy married life to the couple. They are pictured above riding donkeys moments after the wedding.
Runtown is set to embark on a 20cities tour of the United States.
The drama continues….
A couple of days ago OAP Freeze shared a throwback photo of himself and Basketmouth’s wife Elsie. Some people felt the photo was an inappropriate dig at Basketmouth and it caused some drama over the weekend.
The photo has since been deleted from Freeze’s page.
Today, to mark #ThrowbackThursday, comedian Bovi and Basketmouth’s wife Elsie shared the full and uncropped photo that Freeze had shared last week.
Bovi captioned “Freeze, Elsie and Freezes ex-wife! Before he became an editor of pictures! I unintentionally triggered the last episode of this soap opera. And I’m ending it. The victim in all of this isn’t Bright Freeze or me! May I never intentionally or unintentionally sell impressions that will hurt others. Rubbish.”
Elsie also captioned the photo on her page “TBT….Jason’s dedication 2008…Miss the good ol’days with you Opeyemi.#thankYouLordForBringingMeThisFar”
Lola Omotayo is a year older today. Her husband, Music star Peter Okoye took to his Instagram page to gush about the first time he met her and how her beauty has blossomed in his eyes, Peter wrote
“You look more beautiful today than the day I first met You. Happy Birthday My Dear Wife @lolaomotayo_okoye
The official unveiling of Ckay to Chocolate City Music held on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Chocolate City Music headquarters in Lagos. The label’s CEO, M.I Abaga made the announcement at the surprise party held for Ckay at the same venue.
The talented act has had quite a busy year with his Photocopy Music series where he drops covers of popping songs within and outside Nigeria.
Fans present got a chance to see 2Baba in person, take pictures with him, buy Partner Mobile phones at discounted prices and also win some really cool gifts.
It was an atmosphere of pure excitement yesterday as the legend himself, 2Baba touched down at Nigeria’s largest technology market to meet with teeming fans in celebration of Partner Mobile’s new store at 2, Medical Road, opposite Slot, Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Dressed in a partner mobile branded shirt and face cap along with his signature dark sunglasses, the crowd went wild and sang along as the Hypertek boss thrilled them with hit after hit.
Not even the slight drizzle could stop more fans from turning up to join the fun.
Rounding up his performance, 2Baba called on Nigerians to partner up with Partner Mobile and also invite their friends, family and loved ones to do the same.
New partners were made and gift items won by some of those present.
Described as having a vocal range covering three octaves, Waje can hit high notes, stretching them as long as you could hold your breath for.
A native of Edo state, she has since gone on to become one of the leading female songwriter and singer in the country.
The University of Nigeria graduate has since waxed stronger and has won several awards over the past couple of years including Best Female Vocalist NEA 2011, Headies 2011, Best Reggae/ Dance hall, Headies 2013 amongst others
Ace music producer and businessman- Don Jazzy told NotJustOk, he spoke out of anger as he is very emotional about his “kids”.
“I learnt a lesson about anger, I don’t really get angry like that. At that particular point, I was angry and emotional about my kids. You have to understand there’s no greater love than the love of a father for his children.
I think that’s the way people should know the amount of love u have for whoever is working for me. Especially those three.
I guess I was weak, I was upset, spoke out of tongue. I’m sorry to my fans that expected better from me.“
On how they both resolved the issue, “That’s the beauty about adults. In two seconds after saying all that I regretted my actions. I realised that he did too and we got along. We didn’t want it to escalate.“
Comedian and actor ‘Okey Bakassi’ and his wife are celebrating 15 years of marriage, today September 1st, 2016. In a post shared via his Instagram page, Okey wrote,
“Wow! time really flies. I can’t believe it’s 15yrs already….since my childhood sweetheart and I decided to brave the odds and give love/marriage a chance. It has not been an easy journey. We have lost the two great fathers that gave us life…. but we have enjoyed the warmt of family and also made them proud by giving them 3 beautiful grand children.
Zizi, thanks for your love, trust, commitment and holding my hands through this challenging experience called #life.
I may not be the best but I’ll always give my best to you and the dream we share. Happy wedding anniversary to us, Mr&Mrs Onyegbule.”
Popular comedian Akpororo, took to Instagram on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, to celebrate the arrival of his first child- a girl. He wrote, “You are welcome to my world the princess of RORO KINGDOM, thank you for bringing JOY to our world. Now u can call me papa somebody, @jose_bowoto you are the best woman in the world, I love you like kilode.“
Couple of hours after its release, “Spotlight” album by Mavin Records’ Reekado Banks tops the iTunes world music chart.
The singer released the album today September 1, 2016 , after hosting industry stakeholders to the album listening party at the Hard Rock Café, Victoria Island Lagos, yesterday August 31, 2016.
Don Jazzy revealed this development via his Instagram page – “Reekaddicts don’t play, Spotlight already number one on iTunes World Music Chart. Thanks guys Mavin”.
The album produced by the Mavin in-house producers Altims and Baby Fresh features acts like Banky W, Sean Tizzle, DJ Cuppy, DJ Spinall, Jay Jay Okocha, Dr Sid, Korede Bello, D’Prince, Vanessa Mdee, and has been dubbed “the best album you’ll hear in the next 10 years or have heard in the last decade” by Banks.
To celebrate World Beard Day 2016, Beard Gang Lagos presents #BeardswithAHeart . A charity event organised by the Beard Gang Lagos and The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos Chapter to give to the less privileged.
The event will hold at The Nigerian Red Cross Society at Makoko, Yaba, Lagos on 3rd September,2016 and will feature a Blood Drive, Food Drive and Donation of clothes, toys, food items such as beverages(milk, tea, sugar, nutrend, oats, cornflakes, etc.), tubers of yam, rice, beans; also disinfectants, school items(books, writing materials, crayons,) school bags, sandals, as well as, detergents, nappies, etc.. for charity.
Date: Saturday, September 3rd 2016
Venue: The Nigerian Red Cross Society Makoko, Yaba, Lagos.
The lovebirds who whisked themselves away for a private wedding last week were present at MC Abbey’s Comedy Show “I laff with MC Abbey” in London on August 27, 2016.
Yesterday, August 30, 2016, the new couple released a press statement explaining why she opted for a private ceremony with her new husband Abdulrasheed Bello in London.
According to the press release, the couple said, “The decision to do it quietly was right for us and we pray for the understanding of our close friends and fans at this offer of a lifetime moment. At a good time, we shall look back and in appreciation of divine grace and your support, we shall celebrate milestones and where we are in life.”
The ceremony was witnessed by immediate family members and friends.
The story of Funke Akindele and JJC dating broke out in February 2016. According to Entertainment Express, the singer proposed to Funke Akindele who was overwhelmed by the proposal of the singer was moved to tears when he popped the question.
Funke Akindele separated from ex-husband, Kehinde Almaroof in 2013 while JJC has 3 children from three women.
Sasi Beauty Soap has picked sultry screen diva and television host, Monalisa Chinda as its brand ambassador.
The brand management consultant, John Asuquo of Panache Perceptions and Media, described Monalisa as someone with depth and originality.
“Monalisa is one of the few Nigerian actresses who have attained goddess status in Nollywood, yet, still maintains an awe inspiring level of simplicity and humility which is a testament to beauty in its truest form, beauty, comes from deep within. It is a culmination of this plus her natural and effortless beauty that we are convinced beyond doubt that she best represents the brand ideal that Sasi stands for,” he said.
Speaking further on the products, he said: “Sasi is launching six different variants namely; Sandalwood, Lavender, Rose, Lemon, Aromatic and Jasmine, each with a unique blend of natural ingredients and premium fragrance that gives the skin a soft, smooth and silky feel. Our variants contain no animal fat and are made strictly with vegetable oil which is a healthy choice for attaining that fresh and radiant skin.
Monalisa Chinda Coker had this to say about the endorsement; “I’m really excited being on board with Sasi Beauty brand that has taken its time to create beauty soaps that are clearly designed for the African skin. More so, the brand has proven that you don’t have to break the bank to achieve that fresh skin. Sasi soap gives you that ravishing look, and based on your preference, there are six fragrances to pick from.”
The bad blood came to a head last week when the radio presenter posted an old photo of him with Basketmouth’s wife. The photo was quickly deleted but it triggered rumours of Freeze being fired from Cool FM.
In an exclusive interview with the veteran media personality, Freeze spoke about what started his rift with Basketmouth.
“You see there’s a point in the conversation that I cannot have for legal reasons, but there was an alliance that was broken and Basketmouth took the other side or it appeared to me that he did, and he never gave me a call. This is my guy, he never gave me a call to say why did you do this or why did you not do this and I felt slightly slighted” revealed Freeze.
The OAP spoke about how he and Basketmouth started off together many years ago as humble men in search of success. “I remember when he was driving a Jetta and I was driving a golf. I am talking about 20-year-old cars basically.“
“Also, I have to give it to him he was part of my story. He encouraged when there wasn’t much encouragement. So I hate to hear all the stories that I am hearing about me and him” he further said.
Freeze, however, says if Basketmouth takes a shot at him he will retaliate. “Unfortunately, if you come after me I will come after you. I am reactive, with him, I am reactive, with most things to I am reactive. I am not pro-active but just know that for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. As long as he keeps…I mean you saw the shade the other day. Like really? But he is my guy, he is a great guy and I love him to death” said the OAP.
Earlier in his interview, Freeze said he was not fired from Cool FM despite rumours last weekend.
With the official launch of ACI Entertainment, the Nigerian entertainment industry has witnessed yet another multi-million naira investment.
Patterned after international entertainment and recording companies, the new company has made a lot of investment in establishing two world class digital and analogue recording studios, a dance studio, latest film & broadcasting equipment, sound equipment with latest technologies, different versions of mobile stages for concerts and many more.
With the facilities of the company, it readily comes to mind that it will help raise the bar in the delivery of entertainment services in Nigeria and further inspire the creative industry.
Speaking during the launch, the CEO of the company, Wole Adeniyi said the fundamental philosophy behind the creation of the company was to provide a breeding ground for the best professionals in music and film technology. “I’m so honored to be able to speak to you today about what we have accomplished here. To create this entertainment destination is a dream come true for all of us. Our mission is to empower the creative minds in the continent of Africa but to achieve these ends, we need more than philosophy. We need a training ground; we need facilities, equipment and then, a platform. Our hope is that ACI will provide that platform for our entertainment community”.
The COO, Ikechukwu (Chuks) Onuorah, a highly experienced music professional unveiled the new artistes signed on the record label arm of the company.
“We have been silently working with two extremely talented & creative recording artistes and would like to take this opportunity to introduce them to you all. Some of you might know them as they have made some noise in the industry in the past. The first is the Queen of ACI Records, former winner of Nigerian Idol 2014, the beautiful Evelle and the second artist is a man with a big voice, Buckwylla”.
Some of the facilities of the company open to the public include state of the art recording studios (both analogue & digital) kitted with hardware & software that can be found in any world class professional recording studio, a first class live & rehearsal room fully sound proofed & lined with wall-end to wall-end ceiling high mirrors, live event stage & equipment rental, music business & production training, among others.
See more photos from the event:
Yesterday Seyi Law posted this photo on Instagram, of him wearing a wig with the caption;
“I sure look pretty as a lady. ?????????”
Last week, Peter Okoye (or should we say Peter Gaga?) shared a photo of himself with the Sia filter from Snapchat. Loving that red lip Peter!
And if you don’t know about Nedu‘s alter ego Nkechi of NkechiSpeaks, then where have you been? See one of
his her videos below and watch other videos in this post, here.
Nkechi on Men who Cheat
So what do you think, do these handsome men make beautiful women as well? Share your thoughts!
Also, see our post on men with makeup and gele, here.
Rapper Reminisce hosted members of the media and close industry friends to an exclusive listening session of his soon to be released album, El Hadj, at an exquisite event hosted by Ehiz of MTV at the Lotus, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, August 25th 2016.
Speaking to the media, Reminisce, said:
“The journey has been a beautiful one, from the launch of Book of Rap Stories in 2012, to the launch of Alaga Ibile in 2013, Baba Hafusa in 2015, and now El Hadj. All I can say is a very big thank you to my supporters all over the world and to my corporate partners Samsung and Diageo who have always been there to support me all the way.”
He added that the album is a carefully constructed body of work, which explores more introspective themes that focus on destiny, deity, love and street credibility. With ElHadj, Reminisce’s versatility as a veteran rapper, fuji artist and afrobeat maestro comes out strongly. Reminisce consummates his art via a masterfully crafted album showcasing artistic development and his maturity as a recording artiste.
The album, which has 16 tracks and a bonus track, is spiced with the production skills of producers such as Sarz, Sossick, TMXO, TSpize, Camo Blaiz, Tyce, Jomane & PBanks. It also features collaborations with music stars such as 2Baba, Mr. Eazi, Solidstar, Olamide, Seriki, 9ice, Sojay and fast rising hip hop star, Ola Dips.
El Hadj is available to pre-order on iTunes and will also be available on all major traditional and digital platforms from today, August 29th 2016.
Goldmyne TV reported the top comedian was in a bad shape at Lewisham hospital, London following a relapse from a tumour in his brain.
Pulse has however reached out to the veteran comedian’s US manager, Bishop who confirmed Agwu is alright but just went for a checkup.
According to him, Agwu was grounded on routine visit to the doctor on Friday, August 26, 2016 because he needed to rest as prescribed by the doctor
“That’s not true. It’s nothing serious. Julius just went for a checkup. He was grounded on routine visit to the Doctor on Friday because he hadn’t been having enough rest as prescribed by the doctor,” Bishop told Pulse.
“He’s doing pretty well and might even come over to US to complete his much needed rest and routine doctor’s visit,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the father of two was absent at his London show on Sunday, August 28, 2016 but was supported by Ali Baba and others who covered up for his absence.
In July 2015, Julius Agwu shocked the entertainment industry when he revealed that he nearly died as a result of lumps in his brain. He revealed he started losing weight mysteriously and was rushed to the hospital after he had a seizure in May last year where it was discovered he had lumps in his brain.
According to him, he had brain surgery in America which was successful.
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh and her partner, Oladunni Churchill are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today, August 29, 2016.
The actress took to Instagram today sharing photos from their wedding while gushing over her “Sunshine”.
She wrote, “How time flies when you are in Love and having fun with your Soul-Mate..
It’s been a Splendid 1year of being your Wife..
Am lost for words to describe how I feel about you MY BABY.
You have been A great friend and thought my that friendship isn’t measured by how long you’ve known each other BUT how beautiful Life has been knowing you are part of their Life.
My Life has been greatly decorated since I met you,You strive for me to be a better person everyday of your life and that’s something that amazes me..
I deserve you,I deserve all of the Love, Care & friendship we Share..I deserve the Life I have with you,We are blessing to each other..
Thank you for being My Man,I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK.
You are my Sunhine and my Everything..Loving you is like Food to my Soul.I appreciate you my KINGKONG..
Happy Anniversary baby and many more years together
Cant wait to marry you again before God…“
Tonto and her husband welcomed their son on February 18, 2016.
News of his sack was first published over the weekend on Saturday, August 27, 2016 when sites claimed the controversial personality was sacked as a result of his public feud with comedian, Basketmouth.
The OAP however on Saturday, August 27, 2016 disclosed that though there are issues over presenters’ fees in the organisation, and he wasn’t going to divulge details out of the respect he has for his boss, Amin Mousalli.
“Yes, there are issues stemming from a meeting over presenters fees yesterday, details of which I choose not to discuss, because of the respect I have for Mr Moussalli and his family and Coolfm, but trust me, it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Basket mouth or social media,” he said.
Close inspection shows that his profile has been removed from the company’s website and the management has gone ahead to profile Freeze’s co-host Kaylah as the only host of the show “Road Show“.
Born Ifedayo Olarinde, Freeze is one of Nigeria’s famous OAPs that has ruled the airwaves for over a decade and has shared his opinion about many issues, earning him a reputation as a controversial man.
Singer, songwriter and producer Cobhams Asuquo is the cover star of the latest issue of Guardian Life magazine. In the magazine, the father of one talks about his production process, his drive for music and so much more.
Read excerpts below.
On his drive to make music: I think music in itself has a pull, and when it gets you, there’s no choice but to do its bidding. For me, it starts from there. When you’re musically inclined, and you have an ear for music, you hear things and you feel the need to express them. When you understand the technicalities of proper music expression, you want to express it. Otherwise, it just feels like you aren’t doing what you know you should. The other thing that drives me to continue to make music is the thought of seeing something move from a place of thought or an idea to a finished work; the process of it is exciting to me. I’m also driven by what I hear and what I want to hear. There are certain things I hear and find inspiring and there are certain things I here and wonder how in the world they got to the radio and airwaves generally. There are certain things I want to hear and feel like I have the skill set to create what I want to hear; to influence what I want to hear. I also think that I’m driven to create music because I see music as a tool, you can say and influence so much with the music that you create or produce. I think it’s one of the deepest forms of expression given to man; it’s the one form of expression that man and God share.
On his production process: My production process is interesting. Just like everything great, it starts with an idea; with me wanting to know and understand the personality of the artist, breaking down their personalities in my head. It’s a process that’s very psychological as much as it’s musical; we’re talking mannerism, expressions, vocal range, message, musicianship, and persona. We’re talking about all that the musician is, me having to understand this, and using it to create a piece that is a reflection of the person for whom we’re creating the music. It moves from that thought to conceptualizing either by myself or with the musician what melodies that I feel will evoke the right measure of emotion. It progresses from there to building the music [all of this in my head], and getting in the studio and fleshing the music while sitting behind the piano or playing the guitar and then from there we begin the process of sequencing or creating the music either with a band or with a DAW and it progresses from there to getting the artist to the studio to voice on the created music. There’s an interaction with myself and the artist on how comfortable the artist is in the space that they’re voicing, what’s important to them when they voice, creating the right environment for them to voice, getting the right emotions out of them while doing several takes, creating a compilation of the best takes, which is kind of what you do with photography, and sending to the sound engineer to ensure it is properly mixed and mastered and the final work is acceptable.
On how Nigerians are receptive to his music: I think Nigerians are not responsive to a lot of music I feature because we have the radio, and the gate keepers control what we absorb and consider to be music. A lot of the time, what gets heavy rotation is what people want to hear on the radio, and in the clubs, and they become the standard while everything else becomes alternative. For example, Waje released a song Koko Baby with Diamond Platnumz, which is a great song that can sit anywhere with songs from Flavor or anyone else. But because it was by Waje, who people consider to be an alternative artist, it made it to alternative charts as it wasn’t considered a popular or “Jollof” song. I think Nigerians respond to what we are fed by the radio, and TV, and a lot of the people who create the music which is now considered alternative either don’t have the means or don’t know how to put it in the right spaces where they could be heard. If you think about it, Adekunle Gold, Simi, and Aramide, are people who are blessed with the opportunities and means to put their music out there and are doing great things while getting into the “Jollof space” without having to compromise. I think, our gate keepers have a role to play in introducing Nigerians to variety because music isn’t just made of Jollof music which I love and make sometimes if I absolutely must. But I also think that, radio stations, TV stations and people who control the blogger-sphere have a role to play in helping Nigerians who have different taste pallets feel a sense of inclusion but also including the rest of Nigeria to this kind of music. If you think about it, we are one the biggest consumers of ballads besides Korea and a bunch of others. For a long time, we loved Celine Dion, Brian McKnight, West Life and the rest. We are still those people, and it’s just a question of what the media is feeding us as a people and how this is slowly defining us and our tastes.
Sony Music, Trace TV & Hard Rock Cafe present an exclusive live performance by the “Classic Man” Jidenna this Thursday.
The event promises to be one of the most exciting music event of the year as Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna visits Nigeria for the first time since his breakthrough 2015 hit “Classic Man”. This will be his only performance during the 4-day visit and he will thrill the audience with new material from his forthcoming debut album launch, “Long Live The Chief”.
The swank king will be supported by rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi and a special announcement by TRACE.
Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Time: 9 PM
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Lagos, Water Corporation Road, Landmark Village, Oniru, Lagos
Ticket: N20,000 (comes with a complimentary cocktail/mocktail)
The biggest RnB show of the year is set to take place as Hennessy Artistry’s continued love for music and the RnB genre has birthed the Hennessy Artistry Live RnB & Soul Show by Cobhams Asuquo. This event has been curated to promote the RnB genre in Nigeria and also shine a light on raw undiscovered talents in this genre.
The line up for the most intimate night of Rhythm n’ Blues & Soul has been revealed, some of the very best will converge on Sunday, the 4th of September for the Hennessy Artistry Live RnB & Soul Show at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos.
Date: Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos.
The invite-only show will be Musically Directed by Famous Producer, Singer & Songwriter; Cobhams Asuquo & it promises to combine perfect blends of individual styles in the R&B genre as guests on the night enjoy a variety of Hennessy’s popular cocktails.
Soul singer Waje leads a line-up that involves a perfect blend of established superstars and ones to watch. The line-up includes Brymo, EME vocalist Shaydee, rising singer Tjan & Ruby Gyang along with other undiscovered talents like Funbi, Falana, Faith, Omolara & D’Tone Martins. Put together by Cobhams Asuquo, this line-up will deliver memorable performances in a very intimate, exclusive and interactive style.
Expect memorable moments with Hennessy blended cocktails as you enjoy the best RnB & Soul music performances!
Make it a date at the Hennessy Artistry R&B Show next weekend.
Join the conversation by visiting Hennessy Nigeria & using the hashtags #HennessyArtistry2016 & #HennessyLovesR&B
Hennessy Artistry is proudly supported by Trace TV & Beat FM
Please note this event is strictly by invitation!
Few days ago, there were rumours that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and singer/producer JJC had gotten married secretly on her birthday. While they both didn’t deny or confirm the rumours, she has now updated all her social media pages to reflect her husband JJC’s surname; real name Abdul Rasheed Bello.
The actress has updated her accounts to say “Funke Akindele Bello”.
JJC and Funke Akindele are currently in London.
Two weeks ago “Musicplus24” officially launched at Civic Centre. The event was a fusion of music and fashion as 24 apparel unveiled their new collection of snapbacks and Falz and Simi shut the house down with their performances.
Noble Igwe, Paul O, Oreka Godis, Sika Osei, Lynxxx, Ariyike Akinbobola, Praiz, and Sound Sultan were some of the celebrity guests at the event.
The event was supported by Laurent-Perrier Champagne.
See all the fun photos below.
Looks like rapper and owner of the talent managing outfit known as ‘The Goretti Company” illBliss is done with music.
He posted a photo on Instagram a couple of hours ago announcing his “retirement”.
We wish him all the best in future endeavours
“Feels so good to say… Meet my DAUGHTER #Aramide #HappyBirthdayMySunshine #DaddyG” he announced on Instagram. Aramide was born on August 25, 2016, at 9a.m.
GT Da Guitarman got married to his wife Annie on April 24, 2016, in Anambra state. They got engaged on January 12, 2016.
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, GT Da Guitarman took to Instagram to share a photo of his first wedding gift, a new plot of land at the Artist Quarters of the new Nigerian Unity Museum & Trade Tourism Village (Numatville), Panda Karu LGA in Abuja.
The news of her engagement came on Thursday, August 25, 2016, the same day she celebrated her 33rd birthday.
A picture of Jegede wearing her engagement ring was posted on the Instagram page of Chinnys blog, looking all loved up with her beau.
The pair were also captured in a picture with Jazzman Olofin, who is a close friend of the rapper.
Abounce is the son of late Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi, who recently passed away following a cancer disease.
The African Union and the 13-man Jury of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), have unveiled the Nominee List for the 2016 edition of AFRIMA (AFRIMA 3.0).
According to the Moderator of the adjudication process Mike Strano, about 2700 entries from African music professional were received during the period of May 20th 2015 to July 30th 2016. Describing the nominations process as careful and thorough, Strano harped on the Jury’s resolve to be fair and transparent.
A new category “People’s Choice Award”, has also been introduced and the winner will be selected after a debate by the International Committee of AFRIMA and the Jury.”
AFRIMA 3.0 is billed to take place from Friday, November 4th – Sunday November 6th 2016 and will wrap up with a grand concert.
Here’s the list of nominees:
Best Female Artist in Southern Africa
Lira – Let there be Light (South Africa)
Lizha James -Chocolate (Mozambique)
Pah Chihera -Nemoyo (Zimbabwe)
Sally Boss Madam – Natural (Namibia)
Zahara – Imali (South Africa)
Zonke -reach it (South Africa)
Best Male Artist in Southern Africa
AKA – Composure (South Africa)
Anatii & Cassper Nyovest – Jump (South Africa)
Black Coffee – Jump (South Africa)
Dizu Plaatjies – Inkomo (South Africa)
DJ Maphorisa – Soweto Baby (South Africa)
Jah Prayzah – Hello (Zimbabwe)
Kwesta – Ngud’ (South Africa)
Best Female Artist in Northern Africa
Amah Meher – Ezay Fatetny (Egypt)
Angham -Wahda Kamla (Egypt)
Latifa – Ya Hayati (Tunisia)
Samira Said – Mahassalash (Morocco)
Zina Daoudia – La Waheed Wala Milion (Morocco)
Sarah Ayoub – Ahwak (Morocco)
Best Male Artist in Northern Africa
Ahmed Soultan – Afrobian (Morocco)
Ahmed Chawki – Tsunami (Morocco)
Amir Diab – Al Qahira Cairo (Egypt)
Ayman Alatar – Fi Galbi Kalam (Libya)
DJ Van feat. Tyrane – #Woman (Morocco)
Hatim Ammor – Alawal (Morocco)
H-Name – Wach Rak Nachet (Morocco)
Best Female Artist in Central Africa
Bruna Tatiana – Prometo Mudar (Angola)
Daphne Ndolo – Ndolo (Cameroun)
Mani Bella – Qui Cherche Trouve (Cameroun)
Naomi Achu – Busy Body (Cameroun)
Reniss – La Sauce (Cameroun)
Syssi Mananga – Juste Un Peu (Rep. of Congo)
Best Male Artist in Central Africa
C4 Pedro – Spetxa (Angola)
Ferre Gola -Tucheze (DRC)
Franko – Coller la Petite (Cameroun)
Jovi -Zele (Cameroun)
Wax Dey – Saka Makossa (Cameroun)
Werrason – Yo te (Cameroun)
Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa
Avril – No Stress (Kenya)
Cindy Sanyu -Still Standing (Uganda)
Fikeraddia Nekatebeb – Misekir (Ethiopia)
Juliana Kanyomozi – Twalina Omukwano (Uganda)
Victoria Kimani – Booty Bounce (Kenya)
Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa
Alikiba – Aje (Tanzania)
Bebe Cool – Kabulengane (Uganda)
Diamond Platnumz – Utanipenda (Tanzania)
Eddy Kenzo – Mbilo Mbilo Remix (Uganda)
Jose Chameleone – Agatako (Uganda)
Navio – Njogereza (Uganda)
Best Female Artist in Western Africa
Adiouza – Daddy (Senegal)
Aramide – I Don’t Care (Nigeria)
Niniola – Jete (Nigeria)
Josey – Diplome (Ivory Coast)
Seyi Shay -Right Now (Nigeria)
Temi Dollface -School your Face (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage -If I start to talk (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade – Na go de -(Nigeria)
Best Male Artist in Western Africa
Brymo – In the City (Nigeria)
Flavour – Dance (Nigeria)
Okyeame Kwame – Small Small (Ghana)
Sarkodie – Hand to Mouth (Ghana)
Sidiki Dibate – Fais Moi Confiance (Mali)
Tekno – Duro (Nigeria)
Wizkid – Final/Baba Nla (Nigeria)
According to Lailasblog, a representative of the company revealed that the organisation chose to make the development public before pursuing a legal action against Lawson.
Reports have it that Lawson’s version of the product goes with the brand name, Dabota Lighter.
She allegedly used the exact design, packaging and font style of the complainant to create her product.
This looks like bad karma for Lawson, who also accused reality television star, Kylie Jenner, of making an adulterated version of her lipstick product.
Last year, the internet shared the story of Nigerian-born animator, Roye Okupe, and his comic book story – E.X.O: The Legend of Wale Williams – a super hero story set in futuristic Nigeria.
This week, his story was shared on The Washington Post.
Here is an excerpt from the feature:
Okupe, now 31, arrived in the United States in 2002, attending George Washington University and earning a bachelors and master’s degree in computer science in 2007 and 2009. In between those degrees he took a class in animation at the Art Institute of Washington. After college, while working as a web developer for International Software Systems in Greenbelt, Md., Okupe was able to put together an eight-minute animated trailer featuring his first superhero creation, Wale Williams, a young, 20-something Nigerian who suits up in high-tech armor to become the African superhero E.X.O. (Endogenic Xoskeletal Ordnance).
Okupe shopped his trailer to distributors, television networks and investors for a year and got nowhere. One movie producer even told him that E.X.O. looked interesting, but he should think about changing the race of the character.
“That was a down period for me. I really had to dig into believing in myself that I could actually get this done,” Okupe told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “Hearing that from someone who was in the [entertainment] industry, I almost took it for the gospel. But if you have a dream, it’s your responsibility to make it happen and then people will join the bandwagon once you start to get some recognition.”
Read the full story HERE on Washington Post
The singer took to Instagram yesterday, August 24, 2016, sending a shout out to Justine Skye. “Happy birthday!!!” he wrote alongside a sexy photo of the singer.
According to music industry sources, the pair are in a romantic relationship. The news of Wizkid supposedly dating the American singer quickly became a hot topic on Twitter. The Star Boy act has now reacted to the stories of him being in a relationship with Justine Skye.
He shared a photo of him and Skye with the caption, “No questions!” Meanwhile, the female singer signed to Roc Nation had previously expressed her admiration for Wizkid and his music which has now crossed over into the United States.
Prior to dating being romantically attached to Justine Skye, Wizkid was in an on and off relationship with Tania Omotayo from 2012 to 2015. In January 2016, Wizkid announced via a press release that he was no longer dating Tania Omotayo after the news was leaked that the former EME singer had fathered a baby with a US based woman by the name Binta Diamond Diallo.
The comedian shared a photo insinuating Freeze is a coward. According to the photo shared by him and reposted by Basketmouth, some people on social media behave like lions while in real life they are just cats.
“This just made me Freeze! Thank God for fire.” he wrote alongside it with many tagging it a call out to the media personality.
Basketmouth also shared that same photo writing, “They bark but can’t bite
The Instagram war between Basketmouth and Daddy Freeze has clearly not ended even though Freeze once revealed that he’s ready to forgive the comedian.
The celebrities started this beef on December 27 at OLIC 2. When Basketmouth took the stage at the Olamide concert he took shots at the on-air-personality.
“There’s this former Cool FM presenter here, Freeze. I see am for red carpet, where him dey?” said Basketmouth. The audience then pointed at Freeze.
“Make una nor deceived by this guy’s fair skin o. Nor be oyinbo o, na eczema cause am o. Freeze my guy, your wife nor beat you today?” further said Basketmouth in reference to the claims Freeze made of being a victim of domestic abuse.
The veteran radio presenter didn’t look disturbed when Basketmouth threw jabs at him. After the show was over, Freeze took his own shot at Basketmouth on Twitter and so the battle begun…..
Genevieve magazine publisher Betty Irabor recently shared her thoughts on domestic violence and people that stay in bad relationships just to keep up a front in society.
Marriage by fire by force???
Sometime ago, a young friend of mine found herself in an abusive marriage. Initially, her husband never laid a finger on her, he let his tongue do the job. He called her all sorts of names and lashed out at her with foul words. He would always dare her to pack and go and would always chuckle “let’s see where an old cargo with 3 kids like you will go; who will even look at you?”. She did try to leave a couple of times but somewhat returned to him after he came to ask her back; promising he would be a better husband. Then the circle of abuse will start all over again. One day however, he went too far when he tried to strangle her for daring to fight back. Bruised and battered, her parents came and took her and the 3 children away. As they left, the husband jeered shouting; “old cargo, you and your children will soon come back begging, which man will look at you?” But this young lady had had enough and was determined never to return. She braced up to become a breadwinner and joined her sister in her factory. It was while working in this factory that she met a man(he’d never been married)who fell in love with her and married her along with her 3 children. Old cargo???
So who was chuckling???
Women in abusive relationships face a lot of emotional manipulation which stops them from leaving. They are told they are useless and nobody will look at them. On their own, they are afraid of the unknown world ahead. They worry about the judgement of society and the stigma of being single mothers. The result is they “hang In there” until they they become profile pictures and Internet stories of another woman butchered by her husband. Every woman in an abusive relationships needs to realize that being married by fire by force is not whAt true marriage is about… It is nothing short of self delusion to manage a bad relationship just to please society. You have to know your worth and believe that you are deserving of more. You are not an old cargo!! There’s life after one bad marriage! Your self worth is not tied to one bad choice you made in a marriage partner.
When you have the grace to move on, do move on. You deserve more.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that the award-winning actress got married to singer/producer JJC in a secret wedding ceremony yesterday, August 23, 2016, in London.
Images shared on Snapchat on August 23 appear to confirm they got married yesterday.
JJC’s daughter Tamira Bello shared some photos which appeared to be from the wedding. Now, media personality Freeze took to his Instagram page to wish her a happy birthday and also congratulate her on her wedding in a subtle way.
He wrote,”Happy birthday my gorgeous sister @funkejenifaakindele. God gave you love as a birthday present, I pray it lasts forever! You have worked hard, so you deserve to be loved harder! @jjcskillz ise ti bere. God bless you guys, he will butter your bread and sugar your tea in JESUS name AMEN!
Very soon he will bless you with.“
According to popular blogger Stella Dimokokorkus, Funke Akindele got hitched to JJC in a hush-hush wedding ceremony. After the wedding, there was a dinner where family members and guests celebrated the new celebrity couple.
The couple reportedly got engaged in February 2016 after dating for a while.
Funke Akindele separated from ex-husband, Kehinde Almaroof in 2013 while JJC has 3 children from three women.
Veteran actor Tony Umez celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday with his family and he shared a photo from the celebration on social media with the caption:
Happy Birthday to me. Thank youuuu God for bringing me this far. Thank You for EVERYTHING. It can ONLY be You. Continue to position me right I pray through Christ Our Lord, Amen. #IamBlessedBeyondMeasure #TooBlessedToBeStressed #GodReignsInMyLife #GodHasMyBack
A few days ago he also shared a lovely photo of himself, his wife and his daughters.
He wrote “#MyGirlsAndI… wish my adorable instafam a beautiful Sunday and a splendid week ahead. Much love#WeAreGodsFavoured #WeAreMightilyBlessed #GodAboveAll#GodLovesUsAll ???
“Latest dad in town. My princess is here…thank you Jesus…” wrote the singer in the caption of the photo of him holding his daughter.
He also showered praises on his wife Rachael Agali for delivering his baby. “Thank you my queen for giving me such a beautiful baby as beautiful as u are.I will love and cherish u both till eternity. God bless you ma…” he wrote on Instagram.
The singer got married to Rachael on October 9, 2015. He married her in a secret wedding in Lagos attended by very close friends and family members of the couple.
It is unclear if this baby is Chuddy K’s first child. In May 2015, there was an unconfirmed report that Chuddy K had fathered a child with his then girlfriend which is believed to be Rachael.
“My Virgins help me communicate with all my dearly departed. They can translate the message of the dead” wrote Charly Boy.
Charly Boy is famous or rather notorious for appearing in public with his virgins all dressed up in a punk-gothic way which normally creates a scene and grabs headlines.
In another Instagram post, Charly Boy wrote about his multiple personalities. According to the singer he has four personalities- “Charles Emeka Oputa, the guy you’re having this conversation with. The phenomenon you know as Charly Boy, Linda my feminine alter ego and Odudubariba the spiritual warrior.“
The former PMAN president went on to further write that he keeps reinventing himself and is a source of inspiration to the Nigerian youth. “I keep reinventing myself as I keep circumventing, even though I have taken a beating from foes, the nigerian army, the police ect ect I have kept on ticking, because my words and ways have inspired millions of youths to be themselves to never allow anybody kill their dreams. Because of me, many Naija youths never gave up on themselves or their dream.
“I have been teaching them, how to keep it real. And I have shown them that they can’t afford to compromise their dream bcos some idiot don’t get it. Yes I will for ever keep transforming because am a student of life. As long as I have my young exceptional youths as my friend I will never run out of steam, I will never grow old. I will always be a Boy at heart. Charly Boy is a vitality brand. The rest is drama, welcome to my world. Fuck the rest.“
Charly Boy has always been an odd character since his emergence into the music scene in the late 80s. Five years from hitting 70 Charly Boy is still an entertaining oddball.
“Some nigga just tried to shoot me in broad day light, It’s shame what jealousy in the heart of men can do, all I ever did was show your love and support you since we met,” he tweeted.
Later on Yung6ix revealed that singer P.R.E was the one who tried to shoot him. Singer P.R.E, real name David Etete is the son of former Petroleum minister, Dan Etete. Not stopping there Yung6ix granted Urban FM an on-air phone interview and narrated the incident. See tweets below;
Yesterday, August 23, 2016, P.R.E came out to deny these allegations. He shared a photo of Pulse’s request for an interview on the story and wrote “Its very dis-appointing what the media in this country takes interest in .. .. whatever happens i will not be granting any interviews based on this matter .. 6 is my blood regardless .. as for everyone tryna get juice .. aint none over here .. go squeeze some LEMONS .. its all LOVE from this side ! To all my brothers world wide … blessings on blessings ..“
P.R.E and Yung6ix recently collaborated on a track called ‘Lagos‘.
On her SnapChat, the award winning Funke Akindele flaunted the Balenciaga sneakers that he bought her. Also, on her SnapChat account she got all glammed up.
A few days ago, Funke Akindele shared a video of her with JJC’s son Benito Bello playing the viral gaming sensation Pokemon Go in London on her Instagram page.
While Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz haven’t confirmed they are dating, it is industry knowledge that the two of them have been dating for months.
In April 2016, Funke Akindele met JJC’s kids in London and in the same month JJC’s mother prayed for the star actress.
Funke Akindele separated from ex-husband, Kehinde Almaroof in 2013 while JJC has 3 children .
Meanwhile JJC Skillz took to his Instagram page to send her a birthday message
“Happy birthday @funkejenifaakindele aka FAB. Many happy returns. May all your days be filled with love, and happiness” JJC wrote to his lover before adding “You’ll find peace in your home, work, body, mind and soul. You’ll never lack. Health and wealth is your potion. Long life and prosperity.“
The latest issue of Exquisite magazine is out featuring music stars and coaches of “The Voice Nigeria”, 2Baba, Waje, Patoranking and Timi Dakolo on the cover.
The four of them share their experience coaching the first set of contestants on the singing competition.
Also in this new issue is a special interview with Niyola as she lets us in on her new song, her relationship with music and more. There are also fashion editorials featuring designers like UrezKulture and more.
Creative Director: Ifan @Thinkifan
Assistant Stylists: Patrick; Micheal
Hair: Gaius @Xcelhairs
Clothes: Ujuestelo (Waje); Caecer (Patoranking & Timi); 2baba
Make Up: Zaron Cosmetics
Photography: Studio 24
The actress cum politician took to Twitter today, August 22, 2016, saying a woman should be financially stable and capable to hold her own.
According to her, “I cannot for the life of me understand why a woman will not be financially stable or capable to hold her own should the need arise.”
“You are cut off from family n friends. Taken out to another country. You cannot work..you don’t even have a phone..is that not prison?” she asked.
“What if there is an emergency?? What will you do ?
Meanwhile, Henshaw has a lot of things to be grateful for after surviving the fire outbreak which razed her home in Lekki in June 2015.
The actress took to her Instagram page to share an unseen photo from the fire disaster.
The photo shows the charred remains of what used to be her bedroom, with the roof gone and the walls blackened from the fire that gutted her home which was a twin duplex.
Henshaw shared the photo, while thanking God for delivering her from the incident which was a massive blow to her at the time.
According to him, “It’s not easy at all. It all comes down to my management. I have a working team that handles the music front when I have to be in school and school comes first no matter what and it’s great. My management draws out a schedule for me so it’s less stressful than it should be and it’s been working out. I’m in my third year and should be done with school very soon so I will be able to face the music. I try to keep a low profile because that is not the kind of attention I want to attract to myself.“
When asked how balancing his career, school and having a boo, he said, “Everything is equally balanced out, boo or no boo. Music, everything is working out fine and I thank God for that.“
The talented hip-hop artiste who has made his mark in the music industry continues to wow his fans by consistently dropping great tunes.
He recently dropped the remix to hid song ‘Condo‘.
The ‘Hardlife’ crooner had accused 2face of stealing ‘African queen’ from him, claiming that he originally wrote the song, while also stating that Wizkid copied some of his old songs.
Speaking concerning the status of his misunderstanding with the pair, Blackface stated in a report published by Vanguard News on Saturday, August 20, 2016, that the issue would be resolved at the right time.
He expressed interest in maintaining silence on the matter for the time being.
“I don’t want to talk about those allegations anymore though they are not yet settled.”
“Copyright will take care of itself at the right time. I’m not worried about issues right now.”
According to Vanguard, the singer, who has been away from the music scene for a long while, urged his fans to grab a copy of his new album titled “The Defender”.
Oluwa Ni and Katapot Mavin Records singer Reekado Banks is getting ready to drop his debut album, titled Spotlight.
The singer dropped some promo photos and a mini-trailer on Instagram as he gears up for the release.
Watch the trailer!
On the 21st of August, Legendary musician King Sunny Ade had an electrifying performance in Houston, Texas with his 20 member African beats band. He also celebrated his upcoming 70th birthday, which is on the 22nd of September 2016.
The centrepiece for the celebration were his elaborate cakes that embodied KSA and his love for music so well; a custom musical turntable cake by Ehi’s Cakes that thrilled even the King himself.
The celebration for the living legend had Kunle Afolayan, Dayo Adeneye and MD/CEO of Saheeto Small Chops, Saheed Kekere-Ekun in attendance. With Seyi Law; who conducted the cutting of the grand cakes and Ajele ‘MCAjele’ Adeyemi as the MC for the event. See videos and photos below.
Did you know that KSA is a Proffesor of Music (OAU) .
Did you know he was the first afican artist to be nominated twice at the Grammy .
Did you know he’s one of the best 100 musician of all time.
Before and After his performance. It’s a rare opportunity. I’m Honoured. @seyilaw1
As always, Supreme Mavin Dynasty Boss Don Jazzy has a way of making us laugh on social media!
Don Jazzy tweeted that Jidenna is now a part of Afrobeats gang; christening him #YankyBanky – the American version of American returnee Banky W who fused afrobeats with R & B when he made his debut in the Nigerian industry in 2008 with Ebute Metta.
Banky W and Jidenna then tweeted their agreement for the new name.
Jidenna is set to arrive in Nigeria in early September for his homecoming Africa tour.
Hopefully, there will be some major collaborations during his visit.
Savage was featured in the magazine’s latest issue where she talks about how she used to be a tomboy, her deal with Roc Nation and the fact that her private life was recently made public.
Speaking about her private life, the mum of one-year-old Jamil said, “My biggest failure was exposing my private life too much. There will always be speculation, but by addressing it you are adding more fuel to the fire. I now choose not to address anything.”
On her sweet new deal with Roc Nation she says, “We are finalising the details with his company, and it is an amazing opportunity for any artist, particularly a woman, because traditionally such global parts have largely been enjoyed by the male artists.” She adds “I’m so honoured it has happened to me. And while it may mean, as a woman, I need to work 10 times harder to make things happen, I am fine with that. My approach is: do what it takes”.
“Some nigga just tried to shoot me in broad day light, It’s shame what jealousy in the heart of men can do, all I ever did was show your love and support you since we met,” he tweeted.
Although he didn’t reveal the name of the alleged killer then, he seems to have done so over the weekend.
Now, Yung6ix has finally exposed the person who he claims tried to kill him last week.
It all started when rapper P.R.E, real name David Etete and son of former Petroleum minister, Dan Etete, posted a photo on Instagram promoting a song he and Yung6ix had collaborated on in the past, and in the comments Yung6ix called him out for destroying his home and trying to also take his life.
It didn’t end there, he also gave P.R.E 3 days to “come and pay the bills or you wont enjoy this week”.
“You gone on IG with no remorse after trying to take my life and post BS, your father might be able to keep you out of jail with his money but he definitely can’t keep you away from Karma and God. You have three days to pay for all you and your boys destroyed at my house,” Yung6ix wrote.
This comes after the crooner was appointed as the brand ambassador for energy drink, Bullet on May 18, 2016.
Flavour recently gave back to his community in Enugu state when he gave widows all sorts of food items while admonishing that charity should begin at home.
“Charity begins at home. I had the honour and pleasure of visiting and spending some quality time with a strong force of women, here today in Enugu. These women, who are widowed, stand united in their zest for life and support for one another. I was truly touched by their stories and will never forget this visit.
The Veteran Nollywood actor, while speaking during an interview with Punch Newspapers, disclosed his own struggle with power supply and what may have to be done to curb the situation.
Speaking during the interview, Bob Manuel said:
” I now use generators more than most Nigerians. We have no choice due to the poor power supply in the country. I rely mostly on the generator for my power needs.
“I have three generators in my house. It is not deliberate and it is not to prove to be rich, but it is because of the condition we have found ourselves in this country. I run one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the night. By doing this, I will be able to lengthen the lifespan of the generators. Of course, running the generator throughout the day creates a deep hole in the pocket, but what can we do with the epileptic power supply in the country?”
The actor further emphasised that a change in the system may never occur except there is bloodshed while challenging the government to make a move on the situation.
“Some of the importers are big people in this country who are doing everything they can to not make power supply improve. Some of them partially own the companies that manufacture generators. These people are in the government and wield huge influence. I am pessimistic we can succeed in getting good power supply again in this country. If it is ever going to happen, it will involve the shedding of blood because the cabal will be ready to do anything for their business to keep thriving. I am putting this as a challenge to the government, let them prove me wrong. We can never get stable power supply again in this country.”
The Veteran Nollywood actor turned politician took to his Instagram page yesterday, August 20, to share photos of the apartment as well as the reasons behind his act of charity.
Elliot revealed that he had come across the homeless woman after rehabilitating a borehole in Surulere which is under his constituency.
The woman had succeeded in impressing him with her resilience after she bought a generator to borehole since she washes clothes for a living.
Sharing a photo of the rehabilitated borehole and the woman’s generator set, he wrote:
“So I rehabilitated this borehole a few months ago, and the woman in this picture apparently is homeless and lives there at that spot, she bought a generator to power the bore hole (she washes clothes for a living). Boy was I impressed? So I decided to give her a little surprise.”
On a picture collage of the apartment and some of the things provided inside of it, Elliot wrote:
“She got a clean, fresh, room apartment with a television, gotv, fan, mattress and chair ..a place to retire to after a days work. Congrats to her
Fans were all over the post, thanking Elliot for his generosity. Some might see his generous actions as a publicity stunt but then again, as a lawmaker, it can be seen as his little to help his constituency.
Okechukwu made the disclosure during a recent interview with The Sun.
“I had no difficulty mingling. What I had issues with was entangling- copulating.
“And like I said earlier, I wasn’t ready because I was a virgin and I didn’t want to tell anybody. I was always making excuses about why I couldn’t ‘get down.’ In fact, this is one of the reasons my very short relationship with Genevieve was such a disaster.
“This is the first time I am admitting this publicly. Genny and I met and became friends on the set of Mark of the Beast. Of course in her very early days. It was as though we were in some type of experiment. But I learned a lot about her within that short period.”
The actor went on to gush about the gorgeous and talented actress, explaining how knowing her better helped him understand her the way very few people do.
“Two unforgettable moments- the day she introduced her little brother to me and the day she told me literally everything about herself. She trusted me that much. My mind was racing like crazy and I kept wondering how so little people knew about this young Amazon who was out to play the Esther for her family and did she?
“She felt like family to me. Unfortunately, we couldn’t go further because of my funny little ‘virgin’ secret. Not that she solicited or asked for anything but of course, my body language was downright repulsive to that effect and it didn’t take anything for any woman with brains to figure it out.
“She was so full of pragmatic energy and so on-the-go-like woman on a mission. Never ready to play around with stuff she couldn’t put up with. I hope she’s still that way. She has got an incredible story to her glory.”…. n it’s nt a story for d gods, believe me.”
Although his relationship with Genevieve fell through, Okechukwu’s words show no hint of regret except the fact that they have lost whatever friendship they had.
Alhaji Muhammadu Gambu has died at the ripe age of 80.
The popular Hausa singer known for his unusual songs for Nightcrawlers (Barayi), reportedly died yesterday, August 19, 2016, at the Maiyama General Hospital in Kebbi State.
Alhaji Gambu is survived by four wives, 16 children and many grandchildren
The singer’s songs are known to have travelled all over West Africa and the Middle East, becoming famous for the ones dedicated to notable and sometimes fictional thieves who openly operated within and around Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States in the late seventies and eighties.
May his soul rest in peace.
She took to Instagram today, August 19, 2016 with a screen shot of the fake modelling agency, AnnaBee on Facebook.
She wrote, “VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!
ANNA BEE MODELLING AGENCY IS A SCAM! I JUST FOUND THIS ON FACEBOOK AND I’VE BEEN GETTING EMAILS FROM ALOT OF PEOPLE CONCERNING THIS ‘FAKE’ MODELLING AGENCY. THE CREATORS OF THIS FAKE MODELLING AGENCY ARE HUNGRY DOGS. PLEASE BEWARE!“
Anna Banner was recently announced as the brand ambassador for Veebeez
The mum of one took to Instagram on July 12, 2016 sharing a photo of herself signing the papers. “Meet the new brand ambassador of Veebeez,” she captioned it.
Recently, Anna revealed she is no longer with baby daddy, Flavour. “We are no longer together. I made this decision recently. I spoke to myself and decided it was time to move on and focus on my future and career,” she said.
In a post titled, “I don’t think Jhene deserved to be slaughtered on social media”, Freeze talks about his respect for Jhene.
According to him, he respects her for deciding to end a ‘fungating’ relationship.
“I watched with utter amazement, as a 44 year old spinster, tore Jhene to shreds over her cheating allegations/divorce, calling her all sorts of unprintable names. Because of this social media, that gives every Tom, Dick and Harry a microphone, a 44 year old woman, who has never been married and has no children can condemn another woman’s choice?
The first question on my mind was “Madam, how come you are not married at 44?” but fear no let me, as it was obvious that the poor mare needed an outlet to vent her frustration.
When Jhene started trending, I read tweets with awe, people who had little or no access to the real information, out of the blues became ‘professors of Jhene’, earning their PHDs and masters degrees on the subject, after spending all of 5 minutes digesting the story on TMZ. Some others who weren’t afforded the education TMZ gave, as their data plans were limited, relied solely on Facebook and Twitter, for their ONDs and HNDs on the subject.
I respect Jhene for deciding to end a ‘fungating’ relationship. There are a few reasons why a woman would cheat, the worst being that her heart is no longer in the relationship. Should she have stayed and continued cheating on Mr. Dot, or moved on? Some suggested that she should have stayed and fixed her marriage, despite allegations of violence.
Hmmm like that gentleman in Ibadan who went home to try to fix his marriage after he was stabbed once? The poor guy is in the graveyard, with the story more or less buried with him. Same thing with that pretty Lagos banker, who died with her children right there in the house, trying to fix her marriage. This year alone I have come across 4 or 5 of such stories, and wonder when, if at all, people are going to learn.
In the western world, they are not burdened with the responsibility we have, of pretending all is well on the home front, while we slide in and out of DMs and hotel rooms, yet ‘forming’ self-righteous.
Also, they do not enjoy the luxury of having some confused men of God, who are more worried about a couple going for deliverance if they engage in daily sex, or whether a woman knows how to cook or not, instead of facing what Jesus called them to do, to contend with.“
When asked about why people attach marriage to every single thing, she said, “Being married doesn’t change someone’s perspective of you. If someone doesn’t like you they won’t like you whether you’re married or not.
I try my best to focus on the positive because everything about me is not negative regardless of what has been written in the media.“
Recently, Ms Lawson launched her new project Dabota Life alongside her new bottle water company which she said was meant to provide clean water to children in rural areas, and also to community schools, hospitals and orphanages.
“The lack of safe water in rural areas is a major cause of death and a significant obstacle to community development, especially for growing children,” she said in a statement released on Instagram, adding “And our project, DABOTA LIFE, is geared mainly towards children in rural areas, community school, orphanages and hospitals.”
Recall that the beauty queen’s marriage has ended ever since she filed for divorce from her husband of two years
In the divorce papers Dabota Lawson revealed that Sunny Akuwas still technically married when they had their wedding in December 2014. As a result of this revelation she cannot continue the marriage.
According to her, she’s celebrating herself and how far she has come this year.
“My #wcw. you never know how strong you are until you are tested and tried. I used to underestimate myself, I would usually speak myself out of doing things, the voice of fear was so loud till what I feared the most happened to me (like Job) and In my confusion and fear, not knowing what next, I had to learn the hard way but thru it all I found a new me, a girl I didn’t know existed and it’s been really fun getting to know her. I remember when I moved into my new flat, I didn’t know how I would make it thru but God was there before me.
Each time I tried to settle I felt I was insulting God; did I create myself? Do I not trust him? Is his grace not sufficient? And true to his word, he’s always looked out for this little girl and each time I ask myself how did I come this far, how am I able to stand? Pay bills, thrive and not just survive; I feel so much comfort and I confront my fears about going further. I’m all grown. I will get by and by his grace my testimony will be complete. Life happens, life doesn’t stop so when next you are faced with “how will I do this??” Think if he brought me to it, his grace is sufficient to take me thru it and I will come out on the other side. Just like Job, (job had in the end much more than he lost in the beginning) my season of restoration will come.“
All this comes after Toke Makinwa in her divorce suit filed against Maje Ayida accused him of “adultery” and “cruelty”.
According to her, Maje had repeatedly sent text messages to Anita Solomon inviting her to live with him. Maje claimed to not have money to take care of her and pay their bills, but was able to pay for Anita’s upkeep and travel expenses to the UK to have their baby.
He took to the photo sharing app yesterday, August 16, 2016 writing, “As a thank you gesture, 10 lucky fans ave shanze toe ‘ang out wit me! Stay tuned for the simpu taks u wee do toe qualivy!”
According to him, 10 lucky fans will get a date to hang out with him in appreciation of the new feat.
Falz has continued to stand out in terms of his creativity and ingenuity, and has carved a niche for himself in the Nigerian industry.
He is known for his funny skits on social media, breaking out into a fast rising entertainer in Nigeria and far beyond.
The singer shared a picture on her Instagram page where she was captured holding her newborn baby whom she revealed means the world to her.
Another photo of the ‘Aww‘ singer and her bundle of joy has emerged.
Di’Ja, who only recently became a mother seems to be settling quite well in her new role based on the comments she made.
She wrote, “I love my life anytime I’m with u and your amazing dad” My whole family is just Amazing. So thankful to them all! #mamabear. The perfect birthday! #Alhamdullilah #amusicalstory.
Accolades are trooping in for Music icon, 2Baba who recently got conferred with an honorary title in Edo state for his selfless service to the youths. The singer has been awarded by the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Akinwunmi Ambode with a certificate of Appreciation, for his selfless support to the growth of Africa’s biggest awards, AFRIMA ( All African Music Award ).
2Baba was celebrated for his long standing commitment to the success of AFRIMA since its inception in 2014 but most especially, the dedication he displayed by hosting the maiden edition of the awards despite the loss of his father weeks to the event.
The songster along with other AFRIMA delegates visited the governor to issue him a certificate of hosting as plans kick off for the 2016 edition of the notable event. 2Baba also used the opportunity to formally invite the governor for the upcoming Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless: The Disruption concert which is set to hold on the 3rd of September, 2016.
It’s been a minute but the Okoye brothers are working on something new which Paul Okoye has described as “worth waiting for”.
He posted a photo of himself and his twin brother Peter on stage and captioned “Guess u all can’t wait to hear something new….. Just wait for it. It’s worth waiting for. God bless you all.”
We can’t wait for new material from P-Square!
Yung6ix is not having the best of time. The musician claims he just faced major betrayal and his life was in danger.
In a series of tweets yesterday, the Nigerian music star said;
Some n* just tried to shoot me in broad day light
It’s shame what jealousy in the heart of men can do, all I ever did was show your love and support you since we met.
Be careful of people you call your friends, this is the greatest lesson I have learnt in this life. Thank you lord I’m grateful to be alive
Yung6ix dropped his latest single “The Man” yesterday.
The crooner who started this year writing scriptural quotes and inspirational messages, even getting his messages blocked on Instagram is on a roll again and this time, his advice is for Christian brothers.
Lynxxx took to his Instagram page yesterday, August 15, 2016 writing,
“There r certain things age just doesnt bring and maturity is one.. Maturity isnt your body type, ur build or ur financial situation…. Its your state of mind, body and soul and the ability to make the right choices.
Your mind… What do u feed on? What kind of lifestyle do u live and leave? What is ur outlook on life? Priorities and goals? If you allow your mind to be controlled by society then you are a product of your environment and not a product of God or what you are destined to be… Thats an L
Your Body… What does it mean to u? Are u working out just for the compliments or are you working out to take care of the temple u have been entrusted to protect and respect? Its ur choice to protect or abuse your own body… The latter has its consequences… Chose wisely.
Free will comes at a price…. Make the right choices and live a God standard life, theres no repeating if u get it wrong… Sacrifice is key!
May Gods grace sustain our Will to do his Will at all times.. Stay blessed yall
#ManLikeLynxxx #God1st #Lynxxxdom #Lynxxxstagram #DailyLynxxxspiration #PurposeDriven #ManWithAGreaterPurpose #Awake #PrayForYou #Woke #ServeYou.“
Lynxxx recently spoke about loosing friends who cannot cope with his new found sense of purpose.
Now, the rapper has shared her name with fans. Proud of his Nigerian roots, Wale shared an adorable photo with his daughter writing, “Love.. Unconditional (Oluwakemi few days old)“.
The US rapper who was scheduled to perform at the Barclays Center for the One Africa Music Fest in Brooklyn on Friday, July 22, canceled his performance after welcoming his first child that afternoon.
TMZ reports that Alexis had gone into labour on Wednesday, delivering their daughter at a New York City Hospital the next day.
Congrats to the happy couple once again!
The fashion entrepreneur took to Instagram yesterday, August 15, 2016 unveiling her website www.mercyaigbegentry.com and mobile app.
“Yippee!!!! My app is now up for download and it’s FREE! Go to Google Play Store or click on the link in my BIO!
I am so excited sharing this with my FANS. Guess wat? ……my fans will be able to chat with one another and I will also be able to chat with them one on one, on my website. Be the first to know wat mercy is up to! Carry mercy everywhere u go. Go download Mercy Aigbe-Gentry app!” she wrote alongside a picture of what the mobile app looks like.“
According to her, it would offer access to her exclusive pictures, videos, fashion styles, sneak peak of her movies and other projects. Fans will also have the opportunity to sign up and interact with one another, post pictures and comments.
The “Victims” actress recently floated a film school named- The MAG SCHOOL OF DRAMA. The school offers a 4-month training in acting, script-writing, movie making and stage management.
Meet Burna Boy’s youngest sister Nissi.
The 22-year old London-based singer, songwriter, and painter is ready to enter the Nigerian music industry. Nissi is also the granddaughter of veteran octogenarian music critic/broadcaster Benson Idonije.
She has released her debut single called “Pay Attention: and it is the single from her forthcoming debut EP titled “Downtown”, which is due for release this October.
Produced by Cornel Sorian and written by Nissi, ‘Pay Attention’ is a reflection of “the chaos that is our world today”, according to her.
She talks about the killings, brutality, and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, and ethnicity, which have been rife, all around the world this year, and calling out for more solidarity among people.
The actress in an Instagram post revealed a lump was found on his breast. According to her, Gozi became weak after the lump was discovered but through prayers and thanksgiving, it miraculously disappeared and he is doing well now.
“Watch out LeBron James, Gozi is coming for ya! ????
I have a testimony! I told God I will testify in church if he did it but I never did so here’s me testifying to the whole world!
Some time ago, we discovered a lump in Gozi’s breast. I wasn’t comfortable so we kept praying about it. We took communion and we just kept praying. He was always complaining about feeling weak and he would always take naps. I thought it was quite unusual because as mama boys, I know boys are always active so I kept praying. To cut a long story short, God has healed Gozi, lump is gone and he’s more energized than he’s ever been! He’s running everyday, practicing his basket ball for hours! I just want to say THANK YOU LORD! Healing is the children’s bread! May God bless our bread and water and take sickness out of our midst! Go Gozi! The world is at your feet!!! ??? #IAmMamaGozi #GodOverAll #JehovaOverDo #FamilyOverEverything #director #scriptwriter #femalefilmmaker #OkaforsLaw #anticipate,” she wrote alongside a short clip of Gozi playing basketball.
In an interview published by Punch News on Saturday, August 14, 2016, Ogogo observed that piracy has made it difficult for actors and movie producers to get value for their hard work.
“I just can’t be chasing some jobs that are not worth it now. Imagine going to Ibadan now on fuel of about N30, 000, the producers don’t usually have the fund to pay for my hotel and I will lodge my personal assistants in hotels as well.”
” I can’t commit to jobs that are not worth it. It is not every job that one gets to do at a certain stage in one’s life.”
“No marketer can finance a movie project with a large amount of money.”
” Imagine releasing a movie in the morning by 9am and by 2pm the pirated copies will be out. So, how do we get our royalties or how does the marketer recoup his investment?”
“We solely depend on God’s mercy now, and the goodwill of those who love us. Only few have small businesses of their own. As I speak, some actors are being fed by their wives.”
“A big marketer in the industry told me when he wanted to release a Yoruba movie, some Igbo boys in Alaba told him to settle the pirates so they don’t pirate his movie. That is happening in a lawful society.”
This has been the reason why he decided to venture into farming, which was practiced by his parents.
”Footballers and musicians make more money than actors. Actors are the least paid.”
“My parents were farmers. I have partially started the process of going into farming”, he said.
The occurrence of rape has become quite common in the Nigerian society, but the actress thinks it has always been happening, only that attention was not given to it in the past.
Doyle stated this in an interview published by Punch News on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
She said, “In Nigeria, as in almost everywhere in the world, I do not think that rape cases are handled properly often times.”
“What makes it worse for us in Nigeria is that in advanced countries, they have strict laws and most times, the law is enforced and justice is done.”
“In Nigeria, we have laws in place but are they enforced as they should be? I don’t think so. But I am happy that there is a lot more conversation about it.”
“People tend to think that rape is on the increase but I don’t think so; I think it has always been a part of our society but you are hearing a lot more about it now because people are talking about it.”
“That veil of secrecy has been removed and the more we talk about it, the more we blow the whistle against the offenders.”
“Eventually I think we would get it right. We need to put stronger laws in place and enforce them and justice must be done.”
“When you hear about a law that castrates rapists, you may think it is extreme but when you think of the ripple effect, the damage that rape causes not just to the victims but people around them, you might want to rethink.”
“I think that the punishment should be hard especially for repeat offenders.”
“Maybe if you are a first time offender, the law might give you room for rehabilitation but if you are a repeated offender, they should cut off your manhood.”
The actress is married to veteran actor, Patrick Doyle, who lost his first wife and son to the Sickle Cell disease.
She is popular for her role in Amaka Igwe’s drama series, “Fuji House of Commotion”, where she played Ireti, alongside top actors, Kunle Bantefa, Ngozi Nwosu and the late Toun Oni.
He revealed the number of instances where misinformed and malicious statements were attributed to him, including rumours that his son died on a movie set.
“Right now, I’m watching football in my house, but as I speak to you, some people are posting on Facebook or Twitter, using my name and picture.”
“It’s either they are talking about politics, state of the nation, ascribing series of proverbs to me or using my name to counsel people about marriage.”
“Someone asked me how I had time to put plenty proverbs on Facebook. I told the person I wasn’t responsible for them and that I didn’t even have a Facebook account, and she couldn’t believe it.”
“Some people said I sat with Mourhino in one of the profile pictures and that I was telling him the gods were angry with him. Then, they posted another one that Buhari came to consult with me in my shrine.”
“From time to time, you would hear or read that Pete Edochie died in London or on location. In our culture, if people wish you dead, you’d attend the person’s funeral.”
“I’m satisfied with what life has given me. I don’t envy anybody and I don’t want to be anybody. I just want to be left alone as Pete Edochie.”
Other untrue stories attributed to Edochie include having a misunderstanding with Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who he claimed has no ties with him.
According to the actor, he has never been involved in politics, so comments linking him to Ekweremadu came as a shocking surprise.
“Somebody woke me up a few days ago and pointed my attention to what was written in my name about (Senator Ike) Ekweremadu.”
“I was surprised. I don’t know him neither do I have any issue with him. Again, few days ago, it was also posted that Federal Government needed me for something. All the nonsense people write about me, I’m not happy about it.”
“I’m not a politician, and I am not the only actor in this country. Throughout the campaign during the last general election, I didn’t campaign for anybody, yet on the social media you see people using my name to express support for one candidate or the other.”
“I speak very good English, and those posting those things in my name write in the way I can never write. That is the saving grace.”
“Just recently, someone informed me that he saw somewhere in my name that I wrote on one of these platforms that people should come and pay N50,000, as according to them, I was organising a programme. What programme?”
The actor has quite a list of experiences related to such cases and has revealed his dissatisfaction concerning them. Unfortunately, no matter his amount of silence, controversies always seem to find him.
K solo is undoubtedly one of the music producers who have been instrumental to the success of notable Nigerian artistes like Timaya and Kefee.
Just the way artistes are recognised and rewarded, K-solo hopes that music producers will get their due recognition. The talented music maker made this known in an exclusive chat with Showtime. “Music producers don’t get their due recognition. It’s beyond producing a song. I started the voice signature concept for the songs I produced before every other producer started it. Aside that, we don’t get any other recognition. Check out many artistes in Nigeria, most of them have big houses and drive good cars, but these young music producers have nothing.
Most of them don’t even have a car. They have produced major hit songs that have built houses for some of these artistes. The biggest accolade you get as a music producer is accompanying a popular artiste to an event. That is the end of it. In the USA, music producers live like celebrities. How many music producers have gotten an endorsement deal aside from Cobhams and Don Jazzy? We cannot develop the music industry that way. OJB produced African Queen and he died without an endorsement deal. There are only a few of us who have other businesses outside of music”, he said. You May Like
Gone are the days people regarded comedians as eccentrics and misfits, these days they are living like royalties and smiling to the bank.
Comedians stage their own shows in order to become relevant and make money for themselves. Radio personality and comedian, Steve Onu a.k.a Yaw, said in a recent interview that contrary to popular belief, organizing a comedy show is not lucrative. “I just organized my show and if you equate the efforts and the monies that I put in, I have not really made gains.
It’s not lucrative. When you organize these shows, you remind some of your clients that you are still around, you show them the other side of you that they don’t know before and then it helps you stay relevant in the industry.”
The actor, who stated this in an interview with Punch News, said he found it difficult to make a living after finishing secondary school, due to this, he resorted to learning how to become a cobbler.
His participation in acting in Oyo State did not give him the sort of reward he anticipated. Even after relocating to Lagos, his situation remained the same.
“The suffering I endured was really extreme. After I finished my secondary school education, I did not have a job so I delved into the theatre world. I did it for some time but I was not being paid even when I went everywhere with the group and was helping them carry their costume.”
“I had to learn how to repair shoes so I became a shoe cobbler. Eventually, I left Oyo town and came to Lagos to find greener pastures but still I was not earning anything from acting.”
“I became a mobile cobbler. I would put my materials in a wooden box, place it on my shoulder and start hitting it as I walked the length and breadth of Idumota.”
“I would constantly hit my wooden box as I walked about to call the attention of people. Then nobody knew me so I kept hitting my box all over Idumota.”
“I remember I had a handkerchief I used to cover my face because of my tribal marks.”
“The reason I concealed my tribal marks was because the Igbo boys at Idumota had the belief that if they did not give their shoes to a Ghanaian cobbler, no one could do a better job.”
“If they saw my tribal marks, they would think I was one of the touts that would normally come to disturb them for money for shop and they would not give me their shoes to repair.”
“When I saw that being a shoe cobbler was affecting my career as an actor, I had to quit and face acting squarely. I thank God that good fortunes have come my way.”
Sanyeri recently talked about an unfortunate accident that occurred while he was on a movie set.
He broke his leg while playing a character with a spiritual problem in one of the movies he is producing. The actor is currently recuperating though with leg cast on.
The celebrated music star was issued his certificate of conferment during the International Youth Day celebration which took place at the Samuel Ogebemudia Stadium, Edo State.
Prior to this, 2Baba on the August 11, 2016 the singer spearheaded a ‘VOTE NOT FIGHT’ campaign session which was held at the Youth Centre in Benin, Edo State.
He spent the day sensitizing the youth on the need to remain peaceful during and after the forthcoming electoral process.
2Baba spoke at length to the youth, on the need to refuse being lured into violence by power hungry politicians and enjoined the gubernatorial elections candidates present at the session, to avoid employing a do-or- die mentality towards the forthcoming elections.
He further urged candidates to maintain the peace despite the result of the elections.
The speech was met with a rousing applause from his audience after which he made both candidates and youth sign the VNF pledge form and made public statements to show their commitment to the VNF campaign.
The award winning songster also embarked on a media tour to propagate the message of non-violence during elections.
His first stop was at the ITV studios where he discussed the ideals of the ‘VOTE NOT FIGHT’ campaign with TV host, Emmanuel Akpolohor.
He proceeded to Raypower 105.5 FM studios also in Benin city, where he shed more light on the workshop and rally held on the 11th of August, 2016.
Today, Gbenro shared this on Instagram;
So I just landed Naija and was invited to AMBAVILLE by the great @karowenu. @officialosas he gifted his goddaughter Azariah this!!!!!???God bless you bro.??????????The best godfather ever!!!!And he said we just got started????????????????????#ambaville #princess #azariah #blessings #rangeroverevogue #Godisgood #
Sean Tizzle had a recent interview with Vanguard newspaper where the musician talks about everything from the rise of baby mamas in the entertainment industry to why he is still single and more.
On baby mamas he said:
“It has never happened to me before, but at the same time, I don’t want to preach abortion. However, we should learn to be careful about things. But if it happens, you need to ask yourself that between killing the baby and keeping the baby, which one is the best? And the only reason you have a baby mama is because you don’t want to kill, so what I’m trying to say is that nobody planned that for themselves; even condoms are not hundred percent safe. I was with a girl and she told me that females put holes in condoms just to hook guys and have babies with them. I was surprised, and that’s why they say when girls hand you condom, don’t use it. It’s better you have yours because some of them will punch holes in it and you won’t know because you are already in the mood.”
Talking about why he is still single, he said “Maybe I’ve not seen the right girl. Even if I’m in a relationship, I will still like to keep it on a low-key because immediately they know that someone is my girlfriend, that’s when different temptations will start arising.”
On marriage, he says “I can’t really say because I’m still single, but at the same time, I want to have a home. I want to have kids and build a family.”
Recently Sean Tizzle stated that the media had a hand in making his potential relationship with DJ Cuppy unsuccessful.
Ycee recently shot the visuals to his recent collaboration with DJ Consequence ‘In a Benz’.
For the video shoot, Ycee stayed true to his signature retro hip-hop style. He rocked a pair of shredded denim dungarees.
He was also joined in the video by Praiz and others.
See the BTS photos below.
Jidenna has signed a groundbreaking deal with not one, not two, but three giant music houses for the launch and distribution of his debut album “Long Live The Chief”.
He has signed a deal with Epic Records, Sony Music West Africa and Sony Music South Africa. The three music houses will push his album to ensure a global experience.
Jidenna will tour Africa continent for a series of exclusive performances, album release parties and the filming of a BBC documentary, which will chronicle his homecoming journey to Nigeria.
Speaking on the album, Jidenna says “The record as a whole represents all my experiences of the many worlds I’ve lived in and traveled through from Lagos to Los Angeles.
Jidenna kicks off his trip to Africa in late August.
Starting with Nigeria, Jidenna will host an exclusive album launch event in conjunction with TRACE TV, featuring a live performance at Hard Rock Café in Lagos; interviews with Nigeria’s leading radio stations and lifestyle publications; and Jidenna will begin filming an exclusive documentary, produced by BBC International and True Africa, about his journey back to his childhood home in Enugu.
Then, Jidenna will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa for a promotional tour which will include interviews with leading radio stations and lifestyle publications; as well as an album launch party and a special showcase in conjunction with TRACE TV.
13.08.2016 at By BellaNaija.com
Project Fame alum, singer and songwriter Isaac Geralds had his show Isaac Geralds Experience 2 on Thursday evening with Praiz and Chigul at Hard Rock Cafe in Lagos.
He brought his girlfriend on stage and proposed. she said yes!
Photo Credit: Instagram.com | @isaacgeralds | @twelve05photos
Music stars Falz and Seyi Shay are the cover stars of the latest issue of Complete Fashion magazine.
The magazine focuses on the evolution of both stars and how far they have come from where they started.
The cover is so bright and colorful. Check them out below:
Obama has released his Summer playlists via twitter! Posting both a playlist for the daytime and nighttime it seems like Obama is killin it with his music picks! He has some pop, alternative, old school, hip hop and more in there! Maybe his daughter gave him some additional music knowledge after her Lollapalooza turn up?
The President of the United State released a list on Thursday containing 39 songs, 19 songs made his daytime playlist while 20 songs made the nighttime play list.
Nigerian American musician, Wale’s Love Hate thing was number one on the daytime play list while Jidenna’s Classic man was number seven on the list.
It’s a good thing for Jidenna and Wale. Maybe Davido, Wizkid and Olamide could make the summer playlist. no one can tell.
Songs for the Daytime
Songs for the Night time
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Betty Irabor when asked about the pressure to get married before 30 revealed women before that age have not yet gone through the school of life which prepares them for marriage.
According to her, “I don’t think women should be worried about being married before 30 because many women before that age have not yet gone through the school of life which prepares them for marriage.”
Linda also revealed she gets pressured from family, friends and people who just can’t mind their business.
“Marriage is not an achievement. There is so much more to life than being someone’s wife. Get married please, but don’t be pressured into it. I don’t know how many of you single girls are under pressure to get married but I am. Pressure from family, friends and people who just can’t mind their business,” she said, adding, “The pressure is so intense right now I feel like going to husband market – if there is any such thing- to buy myself some breathing space. Give me a break you people.“
People may even suggest some very strange things to you to do to ‘earn’ marriage. Well, I have come to realise that we allow ourselves to be pressured. The decision to get married should not be taken because you are being pressured, that could lead to a disaster. Don’t let anyone make you go into anything you are not ready for or your joy may be shortlived. And to those mounting pressure on others to go and get married, there is simply no justification for your behaviour.“
Betty Irabor who has been married to seasoned broadcaster Soni Irabor for 33 years, recently had a knee surgery (arthroscopy) with her hubby by her side.
Tiwa Savage officially signed a management deal with Jay Z‘s Roc Nation in July 2016 and now her profile has been uploaded to Roc Nation’s official website, and it’s quite detailed.
In her profile on the site, Tiwa reveals how her estranged hubby, Teebillz discouraged her from writing songs for people and encouraged her to return to Nigeria.
According to her, “I met Tunji and he told me about the growing Afrobeats scene back home in Nigeria. He thought I was wasting my talents being a songwriter and a backing singer and pushed me to move back to Africa. At first I thought it was a bit of a step backwards but he was adamant that this was my future. He knew it was what would set me apart from the rest“.
Before Tiwa Savage returned to Nigeria, the mum of one was signed to Sony/ATV as a writer providing back ups for several stars including backing vocals for Whitney Houston’s final studio album ‘I Look To You’.
Born in the heart of South London, Maleek Berry, real name Maleek Shoyebi, started off his career in the church, forming a group with two close friends. The group began writing, producing and performing their own songs at the ages of 14 and 15, only to disband at 16.
Best known for his writing and production on anthems such as ‘The Matter’ with Wizkid, ‘Baby Hello‘ by Wande Coal and much more, October 2015 marked a major shift in Maleek Berry’s career as he took center stage this time with his first official solo release as an artist entitled ‘For My People‘ featuring UK Rap artist Sneakbo.
Maleek has gone on to produce records for some of the hottest UK acts such as S.A.S, Bigz, Scorcher, Jermaine Riley (Formally of FDM) and the list continues to grow.
The actress released some new photos of herself today, August 11, 2016 dressed in a pink ball gown with a tiara on her head.
Angela Okorie was born and raised in Cotonou. In 2009, she made her debut in Nollywood after a modelling job with Delta Soap.
Her big break in the movies came when she starred in the movie “Holy Serpent”. Okorie is now married, and is a mother of one, a boy.
Angela Okorie has revealed her intent to go into music, with R&B gospel as her core strength.
We’re still reeling from last week’s special shout to BellaNaija by the music maestro Cobhams Asuquo, click here if you missed that awesome episode.
This week on the ‘Top 12 Countdown with Cobhams’, the team gets into some real journalism and there’s a lot of “crying”. As always there are also a few new songs for you to listen to.
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday said that the presidency had approved October 1 for the commencement of implementation and enforcement of the Speed Limiting Device.
Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing stakeholders on the new date for the implementation and enforcement of the device.
Oyeyemi said that the implementation and enforcement of the device witnessed four postponements from its initial launching date of June 1, 2015, before its final approval by the presidency.
“The final directive from the presidency is clear; the enforcement date for the implementation of the speed limiting device is on Oct. 1 and we have had series of stakeholders meeting.
The essence of today’s meeting is to finally convey the directive of the federal government to the stakeholders that with effect from October 1, the implementation and enforcement would commence.
We already have the portal that we will use to monitor this, we don’t need to pursue any vehicle, we will just stop you like we verify licence.
On the tablet we will check whether your vehicle has been installed with the device, if it has not, we will impound the vehicle and we make sure that you do the right thing.
We are not talking about fines now ,it’s to save lives so we will impound the vehicle then the owner of the vehicle will be made to install the device before the journey continues,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that the corps would do this for the next three to six months to achieve enforcement and compliance so as to compel commercial vehicles to install the device.
He said the FRSC was only concerned about commercial vehicles installing it for now, adding that with time the enforcement would extend to private vehicles so as to cut down crashes on the road.
He said the FRSC was relentless on the enforcement of the speed limiting device because speed had been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries.
RoadChef Drive-Thru is Nigeria’s only 24-hour drive-thru with an offering of a wide variety of meals such as Burgers, wraps, salads, pizzas, pastries and much more! This August is RoadChef’s customer appreciation month and they want to use the opportunity to thank all their customers for being invaluable to them. Throughout this month, they are giving a 25% discount on the RoadChef Classic Burger and the RoadChef Classic Burger meal which is the RoadChef Classic Burger, fries or rice and a drink!
This means that the classic burger price drops from N2200 to N1650 and the RoadChef classic burger meal drops from N2800 to N2100! A pack of fries or rice, a soft drink and a full burger for N2100!
So hurry now and visit them at Ascon Filling Station, Lekki Phase 1 for your amazing 25% discount today on the RoadChef Classic burger and RoadChef Classic meal as part of the RoadChef Customer Appreciation Month. You should also follow them on their social media accounts @weareroadchef on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Lawal noted this on Saturday, August 6, 2016, via an Instagram post where she wrote that her appearance is natural.
“No!!! I haven’t done any surgery whatsoever or booty implants or taken booty pills or booty cream.
“ It was my mama who gave me.
“However, I used to do a lot of squats and yes am back on my workout grind after taken a seven months break.
“Anyways, the static squat is one of my favorite exercises.
“No!!! I haven’t done any surgery whatsoever or booty implants or taken booty pills or booty cream.
“ It was my mama who gave me.
“However, I used to do a lot of squats and yes am back on my workout grind after taken a seven months break.
“Anyways, the static squat is one of my favorite exercises.
“Yes you can try it ….
“ P.s don’t do it, if you have weak knees or issues with your legs.
“Keeping fit is a serious business o”, she said.
The actress is known for her role in the movie “Holding Hope”, and the family drama series “Fuji House of Commotion”, produced by Amaka Igwe.
Today is the birthday of talented Nigerian rapper and producer Jesse Jagz.
Known as one Nigeria’s best lyricists and producers in the country, Jesse Jagz has dropped two critically acclaimed albums ‘Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come (2013)‘, ‘Jagz Nation Vol. 2: Royal Niger Company (2014)‘.
After leaving Chocolate City in 2013 he re-signed with Chocolate City in 2015. Jesse Jagz has a daughter Jade Abaga from his relationship with Ruby Gyang.
We wish him a very fabulous day ahead
According to him, he hoped Buhari would win the election but he never campaigned for him.
He took to Instagram yesterday, August 9, 2016 writing,
“I think it’s best I use this medium to clear the issue of “campaigns” and “support” now.
While many of my colleagues, friends and family members campaigned for the PDP, APC and various candidates during the last elections (and I cannot emphasize enough that it is their RIGHT to do so), I NEVER campaigned for BUHARI or ANY other politician. ALL those saying that I did should do everything within their power to “THINK”. I know thinking can be a very difficult task for some but trust me, it can be a painless and enlightening process. THINK of when I ever “CAMPAIGNED” for BUHARI!!.. Indeed I personally HOPED that he would win the election and perhaps that was evident in my “body language” and I am happy he won. But I did not campaign for him.
Nigeria was in a bad place by the end of the last administration and it was only a matter of time before we would have suffered the plights of Brazil and Venezuela. Truth of the matter is that I would have voted ANYONE that could speak 2 words of English against GEJ and that’s strictly based on the amount of greed and selfishness we witnessed from members of his administration in the 6 years that he sat on the rock. They put us in this Septic tank we are in right now…..well, that and the oil price downfall amongst other things.
I have said it numerous times that I am not a politician hence I try not to dabble in politics. However I think a few people interpret crying out against injustice by the one as campaign for the other. When the Late FELA KUTI and BOB MARLEY cried out against the injustices in their days, were they being partisan? Of course not. They were just being HUMAN!
I am forever grateful to God for blessing me with a flourishing career, a beautiful family, food on my table and small change in my pocket. However I see too many people everyday who have not been so lucky to travel and see the way things are outside Nigeria/Africa. I have seen how GOVERNMENT can influence and affect the lives of the downtrodden positively. I am still patient, praying and hoping that PMB can turn Nigeria’s economy around and help strengthen Nigeria’s social justice system. Not so I can cheer him and be vindicated that I was right and some were wrong, but so my friends, family members and well-wishers who haven’t been favored as others can have renewed hope in our country Nigeria and the brotherhood we have enjoyed in this generation. Even the United States went through a tough recession in 2008 and with some patience they have been able to turn that around.
So long story short, did I campaign for PMB? NO! Do I support and PRAY that his administration should succeed and improve the life of the common man, increase security, food, jobs, infrastructure, quality of education, healthcare and every other area that will make Nigerians proud wherever they may find themselves? YES!! On the other hand, should he and his party fail, we are all free to cast our votes for the next man come 2019 and I shall be exercising that right. No need for quarrel.“
“I’m that woman who is always there for people when they need a friend. I’m also that woman who faces many issues alone, but will still do anything to see someone else smile” read the caption.
This year has been trying for the ex-president of the AGN. In March 2015, a Lagos High Court dismissed the actress’ appeal of her 5 year jail term.
After a few weeks at Kirikiri prison, the Appeal court in said it was granting the actress N2million bail pending the determination of a suit filed by her at the Supreme court.
The 2016 Edition of Nigerian Teen Choice award took place in Abuja over the weekend and it was quite the event!
Hosted by the funny Wofaifada and MTV Base VJ Ehiz, the night saw many stars emerge as winners including Seyi Shay (most exemplary female), Mayorkun (Choice New Song of the Year), Dremo (Choice rap act of the year), Zoe Favour (most Promising Actress), Kaykay Onyeobi (Choice Fashion Blogger) among others.
See some of the photos from the event:
The mum of one based in Houston, Texas with her family took to her Twitter page to put Punch on blast saying she never granted them any interview.
According to her, “While we were promoting #WivesOnStrike I was asked on a ‘video’ interview about having a long distance relationship in which I replied it’s not long distance, it’s the kind I’m already used to and i make it WORK by balancing family and work.
Pls don’t misquote me on a video interview n have the nerve to call it exclusive.My last press interview was with Sam olatunji 4wivesOnStrike.“
According to what Punch published Jombo said, “Before I got married, I had always dated people who lived outside Nigeria. As a result, being married to someone who lives abroad does not seem bizarre. I didn’t plan to marry someone who lives abroad. Rather, it just happened.”
Apparently, the interview was taken from a video interview she had in May, to promote the movie “Wives On Strike“.
Jumbo wedded Kenny in Puerto Rico in 2012 and welcomed their first child together, Matthew Rodriguez in May 2015.
Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim is branching out into the world of beauty and cosmetics. The movie star has just launched her very own skincare and haircare line called “Eden’s Theory”.
Nse who is co-owner of the range will also act as a brand ambassador and spokesperson for the UK-based company.
According to her, “People always ask about my skin and hair. Many of them assume that I use very expensive products, but I have actually always used natural oils and butters. With Eden’s Theory, you get to retain the best bits of African butters while oozing some of your personality into a product of your choice.”
All searches to the Nollywood actress’ account on the photo and video sharing app shows that the account under her name, can no longer be found.
Aimakhu’s fans have taken to her page to plead with the hacker to return the account to its rightful owner.
The hacker proudly attributes one of Aimakhu’s makeover photos to another make up account, advertising their business on the page.
However, Aimakhu is yet to confirm the incident.
Taking some time off his busy schedule, the Nigerian Senator took to his Facebook page to share photos from his trip with his sons.
Melaye posed with his son amid their luggages in one of the cute photos.
The lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly also shared some photos of his first son, as well as another of himself and his daughter, Ruth Gbotemi Melaye, earlier last week.
Considering how hard it can be to juggle work and family as a Senator, this is definitely some much needed family time.
Melaye shares two sons and a daughter with ex-wife, Tokunbo Fabiyi, and welcomed another child with his new wife in July this year.
Recall that two weeks ago, Pastor Adeboye at a Youth conference shared a sermon that got social media agog. According to him, sex is not food and shouldn’t be everyday and a woman must know how to cook and pray as one of the criteria for marriage.
Daddy Freeze has however weighed in on the trending topic. He took to his website writing,
“The only part of the message I agree 100% with, is that no one should marry a man or woman who can’t pray for 1 hour straight. The bible instructs us in the book of 1st Thessalonian chapter 5 verse 17 to “pray without ceasing”. In as much as we like to operate under the assumption that we control our own lives, in my opinion, the greatest part of our lives is controlled by external forces.”
“When life happens during your race, you will need a sufficient amount of grace!”~FRZ
“This Grace can only be received through ceaseless prayer!
Talking about marrying a woman that cannot cook is another kettle of fish entirely, as I do not see why this is a criteria for marriage in 2016. If your woman can’t cook you have many options which include teaching her, hiring a cook, cooking your own meals or eating out and each has its own distinct and enjoyable flavour. Imagine serving your woman a meal in bed on a Saturday morning, she would gladly retaliate with a favor ‘wink’.
The singer who was attending a birthday celebration in Lagos yesterday, July 5, 2016, seemed thrilled to be meeting the veteran singer.
Looking dapper in a fitted shirt tucked into fitted matching pants, Dbanj made a cutting image. His look for last night was done by celebrity stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo.
Dbanj also posed with the stylist in the photos which he shared via social media today, July 6, 2016.
See photos above.
The singer blamed the media for the failure of his ‘relationship’ with the daughter of billionaire tycoon Femi Otedola.
Tizzle made the disclosure during a recent interview with The Nation, also explaining what his post from last August, which insinuated a romantic relationship between the pair, really meant.
Sharing a photo of Cuppy, he wrote:
“God bless my Cupcake Ifeoluwa aka Cuppy. Like Jay Z and Beyonce, it’s just me and my future Abiamo. #Kisses.”
The post which gave rise to wild speculations of a relationship between the pair, wasn’t taken too lightly by Cuppy, a situation which may have further estranged the pair.
Now, Tizzle explains to the publication that he simply had a crush on the talented disc jockey.
“No, we were not dating. She’s just my friend and we are cool like that. People just took it wrong, although I like her for so many things.”
When asked if he ever had a crush on her, he replied honestly:
“Yes, I was. I told her before but she was in school then and she was trying to focus on her education.
“When the media put that out she didn’t take it too lightly and that kind of affected the relationship.
“But me I go go work that work to come tell her back say what’s up girl, can we do it again?”
Dj Cuppy has since been rumoured to be in a relationship with footballer, Victor Anichebe.
The pair welcomed their little bundle of joy yesterday, August 3 2016. “Our Prince is finally here! God is Great! All the time!” Iyke excitedly shared on Instagram.
The reality couple got married in April 2013 and also have a two-year-old daughter.
These two also met on set of TV series ‘Tinsel’. The couple who wedded in April 2013, welcomed their first child in June 2014.
Iyke Okechukwu is a Nigerian actor who got his first acting role in a kiddies show called “Fun Time” in 2002.
Florence Okechukwu is a Nigerian actress, voice over artiste and producer.
Alimi and the Nigerian Transgender were pictured at the launch of his foundation, The Bisi Alimi Foundation, on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in London.
The foundation is being set up to provide succor to Nigerian gays and transgender’s in the country and all over the world.
Only last week, Alimi was pictured with American transgender, Caitlyn Jenner, during an outing, sparking rumours of a relationship between them.
However, Alimi is happily engaged to Australian fiance, Anthony.
The group, in a statement released by its secretary, Sandra Efosa, said to show their happiness, they will offer free sex to any member of the Dream Team that is interested when they come back to the country.
The statement reads:
“On behalf of our National President, Comrade Tamar Tion, the National Association of Nigerian Prostitutes (NANP), wishes to congratulate the U-23 Football team of Nigeria for defeating Japan 5-4 in the football match played at the Olympics.
We are delighted because they boys did not allow what they went through before they got to Brazil affect them as they still showed the can-do spirit of Nigerians.
Our President sat up through the night, watching the team do the impossible and to express our happiness and support for the team, we promise every member of the squad free weekend sex whenever they come back to the country.”
“That is our modest contribution to encouraging them. We are all Nigerians and we would do anything to support our team.
A popular pastor in South Africa, Alfred Ndlovu, took the temptation of competing with God too far when he decided to embark on a dry fasting that would break the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus Christ underwent, when he died after just 30 days into the programme.
Buzz South Africa reports that Ndlovu had boasted to his members that he would break the widely acclaimed record Christ held for the longest fasting and retired to a mountain to stay for the record breaking event but after just one month, he was found dead.
It was reported that Ndlovu left his family on June 17, 2016, to the prayer mountain to commence the dry run but on July 17, he was found dead by a hunter who then reported the find to the police who notified the deceased’s family and church members.
A church member, while narrating the death of Pastor Ndlovu, said:
“He was a very spiritual man. It’s unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month, we got the sad news of his death. Pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age.”
Olamide LIVE @ AFRIKA SHRINE
For the first time in over 3 years, the most sought after Nigerian Rapper- Olamide will be live on stage at AFRIKA SHRINE, Ikeja to honour the greatest musician that ever came out Africa -Fela Anikulapo- Kuti on the last day of the series of concerts tagged “AFRO BEAT PARTY WEEK 2016 from August 2nd A 5day festivity that will start on the exact day the late Afro beat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, joined our ancestors in 1997….
His entire YBNL nation will also be on stage with other finest acts from Davido’s HKN crew-Mayorkun; Dremo, CDQ, Sean Tizzle, Reekado Banks, Vector, Cynthia Morgan, Falana, Aramide, Sugar Boi, Kokah, Small Docto There is no better way to describe Fela Anikulapo- Kuti than to say that he has resurrected, if a man whom after 18 years of his demise; his music keeps pervading every nook and cranny and his prophesies keep resurfacing, then it’d be mandatory for his true followers to honour him and his legacies.
The New Afrika Shrine in conjunction with Street Media will host the Fela Remembrance concerts tagged “AFRO BEAT PARTY WEEK 2016 from August 2 nd -6 th … A 5day festivity that will start on the exact day the late Afro beat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, joined our ancestors in 1997….
This past weekend has been one of great testimony for International Recording Artist and Africa’s own Uche Agu as he debuted on his first performance recording at the Brand New Joyful Noise on BET hosted by grammy award winner Tye Tribbett. Tye replaces Dr Bobby Jones who retired from the Bobby Jones Show after 35 years on broadcast with his new Show named Joyful Noise. Also, Uche was accorded the platform to be interviewed by BET International where he shared his story of grass to Grace on his journey to JoyfulNoise BET.
Keep up with his schedule here – www.ucheagumusic.com
A couple of weeks ago Cool FM on-air personality Freeze went on Instagram to apologize to a couple of people he had called out on social media in the past. Notably he apologized to his old friend Basketmouth saying that he was ready to bury the hatchet and move on in peace.
Yesterday however had a different story to tell.
Basketmouth posted a photo of an expensive Rolex and captioned:
I will only spend N23,000,000 on a watch, if the watch can tell me……
1: The time Jesus is coming back
2: When they will bring back the girls
3: The time corruption will stop in Naija
4: The time the Naira will be equal to the dollar….just to mention a few.
A few hours ago Freeze also went on Instagram to throw shade at Basketmouth’s post by posting a photo of himself wearing the exact same watch.
He captioned “I just love the way this feels on my wrist, one of my favorite watches. It’s so heavy because platinum is a very heavy metal. My watches tell me the time, that’s all that matters. If you want to know when Jesus is coming I’m sorry Rolex can’t help you, maybe giving your life to Christ can. Jesus could also help you get rid of bitterness and malice……”
Singer Lynxxx is sharing details about the very moment he decided to let go of his old habits and move closer to God. His journey in faith has been well shared with his fans under the tag #Lynxxxspiration.
In a recent post he urges other people to “get plugged in and come alive”.
Read what he wrote below.
I come across people every day that have some many questions, remarks and comments about my New Life and Journey of Purpose and i love to hear and see people’s reactions, opinions and the likes about making a change to live a better / more fulfilling life (in Christ)..
I can’t count how many people have said “u must have had a near death experience” lol errrr Nah! I was actually sitting on my couch perfectly fine when i had an encounter with God and he revealed what my TRUE purpose of existing is and i am sharing that with you all daily!
Light extinguishes darkness, so once i saw the light … It was a no brainer to say good bye to my old life and old ways…. How far does “being ur own lord and master get u?” I’ll let u tell it
There’s greatness in EVERYONE, u just have to sometimes dig into ur soul and the word of God to find yourself! He has the key to ur destiny in his palm and no matter how u “Search” here “in the world”, u wld NEVER find it unless u go to HIM! (It’s a decision ull never regret)
When you encounter God, u receive power , peace that no man can ever take from u but ultimately u come alive in truth and in spirit… No amount of success, money or fame could ever give me that. Get Plugged in and Come Alive!
Lagos’s finest were treated to a taste of the luxurious lifestyle as 2 icons of celebration came out to play; the duo of powerhouse brands Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka and Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve owned Saturday’s celebration moment through the Gold and Glam Platform.
Guests were entertained within the glamorous ambience of West Africa’s Number one nightspot, Quilox to tunes by celebrity DJ, DJ Exclusive, who treated the audience to the best of local and foreign music.
Gold and Glam delivers memorable celebration experiences driven by 2 of the world’s leading luxury brands Ciroc and Johnnie Walker.
Remember, these events are for 18 years and above. Drink Responsibly
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The rapper and emcee has announced the release date of the album, which would be his fifth to be August 16, 2016.
Earlier albums include E’ Pluribus Unum “One Amongst Many” -2006, “ The Paradigm Shift” -2008, “ Da Vinci Mode” -2010, and “ Above Ground Level “ – 2014.
The seven-time Headies lyricist on the roll winner also has collaborative albums and mixtapes to his credit.
The news of this album being very much the rapper’s last may not come as surprise to many given the fact that the rapper has expressed displeasure over the reception of his album by the public.
His last album “Above Ground Level” however made an attempt at appealing to the mainstream market with a feature of Mavin boss Don Jazzy in the track ‘Some more’.
The latest issue aims to promote artists and their creative works.
According to the magazine publisher, Sesan Adeniji:
” Find me an artist and I will show one of the most instrumental people in life.
To imagine how essential toys and cartoons are to children is to imagine how important those artists that drew all those sketches that were transformed into illustrations for cartoons and sculpture toys are.
As adults, If the visual story line, intrigues and animated special effects that come with most of your favorite cartoons and fantasy movies such as the Lord of The rings, Game of Thrones, Superman, X-Men, Toy Story, Star Trek continue to excite you, it shows how creative and influential the works of those artists that conjures all the characters in their drawing, illustration and animation are.
To imagine how difficult and boring chatting will be on mobile phones without those emoji that help us communicate better and smarter is to imagine life without those artists that created them. If those recent trendier emoji we have on our phones today spice up our conversation, then artists have continued to add value to our daily lives.
All over the world, artists are contributing massively to the GDP of their country. Here in Africa and especially in Nigeria, we also have extremely creative artists whose works are influencing the art and entertainment industry for a while. The works of these sets of guys can also be exported to the rest of the world. If Americans are selling their super heroes like Superman, Batman and X-men, we can also create Naija super heroes for the world to see. This edition is all about showcasing some of the artists who have been working hard for this to be possible. Creating illustrations and drawing conclusions – a story on some of today’s artists using traditional or new media to generate mind-blowing pieces in the art/entertainment circle.”
The latest MyStreetz cover art illustration was courtesy Collydeprime.
The cities on the roster include London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edingburgh, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester.
The tour is being packaged by Que-B Entertainment and Davido Music Worldwide.
Dremo, rapper was signed alongside Mayorkun in April 2016, with both having dropped official singles. Mayorkun will be riding on his ‘Eleko’ wave song amongst others while Dremo will be ‘wowing’ fans with ‘Fela’ and ‘Ojere’ amongst his other songs before signing with DMW. Then they also have the group song ‘Back to Back’ featuring Davido to perform as well
Red Pepper reported that Patoranking, was briefly detained yesterday afternoon at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala Road, Uganda for failure to adhere to check in rules.
it was allegedly reported that “He failed to adhere to check-in rules and above all he had not secured his entry visa. He was just told to remove his cap for security check-up but he chose not to listen to instructions. He was denied entry and arrested for disobeying lawful check in orders.“
we however reached out to his publicist, Omotayo Levi who told us the reports was false. According to him, “It’s a lie. It is not true.“
It reported that Patoranking who arrived at the airport around 4:00pm, was detained for over 7hours, and after pleading, he was later released and granted entry visa.
Patoranking was in Uganda to promote his first album ‘God over everything’. The 16-track Reggae album sees the dancehall act feature artistes like Olamide, Wizkid, Phyno and KWAM 1.
The duo were spotted hanging out today, August 3, 2016 somewhere in Cameroon.
Recall that in 2014, after Koah called off her relationship with Ipupa, her nude photos surfaced online and Cameroonians accused the singer of leaking the photos.
Koah later lost her job at the Cameroon Airport Corporation, Camair Co, because of that scandal and it was reported that she was hospitalized afterwards for trauma.
From reports, Koah and Eto’o dated for 7 years before she called it off in 2013 and later kicked off a new relationship with the Congolese singer. In her exclusive interview with a Cameroonian blog, Koah described Eto’o as rude and explained how she endured that relationship.
But Koah’s time with Fally Ipupa was brief and after they split up in 2014, her photos suddenly appeared on social media, and it was branded an act of revenge by the Congolese singer.
Now the big question remains, who really posted those photos,Eto’o – who got badly hurt from the break up or Fally Ipupa – who was probably not truly in love with Helene?
Top model and current MBGN Universe, Debbie Collins has teamed up with International Charity Smile Train West Africa to create awareness and advocate for children with cleft lips and palates in Nigeria.
It is estimated that about 6,100 children in Nigeria are born with clefts every year. Smile Train hopes to drastically reduce this number. Smile Train’s local partners in Nigeria have helped more than 13,700 patients and are active in 36 States and FCT Abuja.
As part of her commitment, Debbie will be visiting some of Smile Train’s partner hospitals in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja to see the local surgeons perform life-changing cleft surgeries first hand and interact with some of the patients.
The beauty queen represented Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant held in December 2015, and has been involved with several different causes over the course of her reign. This is her biggest involvement yet and as the Goodwill Ambassador for Smile Train in Nigeria, she will help to create awareness concerning the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts.
She will also be spearheading a few campaigns in the weeks to come. To learn more about this organization, please visit smiletrain.org.
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Superstar DJ Caise is definitely in a force to reckon among the top DJ’s in Nigeria.
He started mixing house music with Afrobeats before it became a trend or cool. He has contributed to legitimising the role of a DJ in the music scene as a notable character at par artists whose music he spins and mixes and not inferior to. He also reminisces on how it all started, the road travelled thus far, and looking forward to the future of music with him in it, ready fists in the air and feet primed to dance.
Here’s an except of his interview:
How it all started:
I started in the university, but music has always been a big part of my life, I started as a choir-boy in church and I’ve always loved music. I was definitely that guy that was always singing and dancing in class. Moving back to Lagos after university in London, I was at the heart of an emerging DJ scene and was the epicentre of pushing the craft, I became known as the Nigeria’s first Afro-house DJ because of the way I mixed House music and Afrobeats, I am known for starting the house movement in Nigeria. Shortly after my return, I boldly pitched to the Founder of Beat FM, a new urban station and I landed a weekend residency on what became the biggest dance show on radio. A couple of Endorsements, TV shows and awards from MTV, BET, Big Brother Africa shows to headlining festivals and concerts in Kenya, Cardiff, S.A, Los Angeles, Rwanda. I am very much dedicated to my craft and music. it’s been such an exciting and fulfilling journey. Being a creative and fulfilling my personal destiny of bringing happiness to people’s life through music is very important to me and I believe should be to everyone.
On his biggest inspiration:
DJ Khaled, David Guetta, Black Coffee, Calvin Harris. They are DJs that have developed into global brands that transcends the music.
His advice to aspiring DJs:
Focus on your craft. Years ago when I started to fuse Afrobeats and House Music, the first DJ to do so in Africa, everyone thought I was crazy, But I put my head down and focused on the craft. That bet paid off. So for aspiring DJS practice and focus is key.
On the future of the industry is headed in one to five years from now:
The whole world is watching the Afrobeat industry and it’s a very exciting time to be part of it. In 5 years’ time I see it as a globally recognised genre similar to POP Music. Africa’s gift to the world. I am excited to be at the epicentre of that fusion and global push.
On the Nigerian DJ scene:
Most DJs in Nigeria cannot independently produce a song or mix and master it. They instead prefer quantity over quality and release a lot of songs, typically one after another with very little impact. We would have a lot more impact collectively if we focused and honed the craft. The Industry as a whole needs to be more creative. We need to make our mark on the industry.
About his upcoming EP:
I am super excited about it, it will change everything you think you know about the music scene in Africa. It’s a contemporary African presentation. Overall, It’s a very personal project and a bit experimental but it’s one that’s surely going to capture and hopefully inspire the minds of the industry.
On the most memorable person he has ever met:
Ciara was quite an amazing soul, very sweet and amazingly beautiful. Chris Ubosi the owner of Mega Electrics (Beat FM London, Lagos) has been like a mentor to me and all round great boss.
On his thoughts about the world in its current state:
The world is currently standing on its head, what do you make of the upheaval? I think the world needs love!! Love is always the answer. The way kids behave are the perfect solutions to all our problems, in their so called naivety all they know is joy and love. We need to go back to the basics. We belong to one human race. The moment we start thinking we are different that’s when all the madness starts. Killing is bad period! Whether it’s unarmed black men or armed policemen putting their lives on the line. Love is the answer. Donald Trump trying to divide and conquer, stir up hate in no man’s land when love is truly the answer, Nigerians stealing funds and destroying pipelines and the economy, blowing up themselves and others need to realise that love is truly the answer. Music is that Universal Language called Love and is truly the answer. Peace, Love and Respect.
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The actress who also released some beautiful new photos alongside the unveiling says her website is designed to showcase her work in health, nursing, education as well as her new brand image.
According to her, “I am excited about this new chapter to use my expertise to support my people in their health and lifestyle journey. My re-branding came at the appropriate time. Being a proud Nigerian and being able to really give back is eternally fulfilling.”
We learnt the new site provides the media and Regina’s fans with a user-friendly portal to read, connect and follow Regina. Regina also creates a space for her daughter to share her passion for fashion with the world in a way that is fun engaging and relatable.
The website also includes two projects Regina is spearheading. First is the R.A.N.E Project (Regina Askia for Nursing Excellence in Nigeria) and the second is the African Health Dialogues, a weekly health care discussion progress and gaps, costs and accessibility of medical /pharmaceutical products and services within the African and African Diaspora communities worldwide.
This, he believes would be achieved with his music and personality coupled with partnership from the media and all relevant stakeholders.
“I believe that rap music gives the youth so much power, like me, I have so much power to organise free screening for over 1000 people…as far as my influence can go, I am willing to go the extra mile at the expense of my finances, with other stakeholders getting involved, I am optimistic we will achieve this objective,” he said.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana is among the high-risk countries with a prevalence rate between 10 and 15 percent of Hepatitis B.
In this vein, Okyeame Kwame in 2009 instituted a foundation to create awareness on Hepatitis B and also help reduce the prevalence rate of the disease in Ghana.
With seven years of providing education campaign and a free screening of Hepatitis B to the Ghanaian populace, Okyeame Kwame Foundation took it’s free screening exercise to the Volta region.
Hundreds of residents in Ho benefited from the free screening exercise where beneficiaries who tested negative were given the first dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine and referred to the Volta Regional Hospital for the rest two doses for free.
Others who tested positive were counselled and advised to seek medical attention and treatment.
Speaking to Joy News’ Fred Quame Asare in Ho, Okyeame Kwame explained that his foundation decided to give free vaccination to 85% of beneficiaries who tested negative so they do not drift back to the risk zone unprotected.
“By the year 2030, hepatitis should be a thing of the past…we are going to fight it with every ounce of blood and energy that we have to make sure that hepatitis will stop to kill people in Ghana,” he said.
He, however, urged both the young and old to get tested for hepatitis so they know their status and next line of action.
Beneficiaries of the screening exercise in Ho were grateful to the Okyeame Kwame Foundation and other sponsors.
Last week Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar posted a saucy photo of herself saying she can’t wait to be “disvirgined”. Of course, she got some backlash from fans and followers and in a recent interview with Punch she clears the air surrounding the bold statement.
“Why would people become annoyed because I said I am a virgin?” she asked, adding, “Just because I’m in the industry does not mean I am badly behaved. Not everyone is sexually active. You can have a boyfriend and not be sexually active. The reaction I got shows the mentality of the people. If I say I’m a virgin, I am and if I say I am not, then I am not. They tell me to go get married, should I go after someone else’s husband?”
According to her, “Everybody thinks one should get married from age 18. A lot of marriages are complicated. Marriage will come when it will come, one doesnt need to force it. People are getting divorced with pregnancies because they got married under pressure. We should let people be. People are saying if you are not getting married, go and get kids because menopause is approaching. What kind of thing is that? Is it your menopause? I still have about nine years before I hit menopause all things being equal. I am not one of those people that will kill themselves because of marriage. I can’t have kids outside marriage.”
Meanwhile, Halima herself has revealed she is not concerned about critics negative comments. On Saturday, July 20, 2016, the “Men In Love” actress disclosed that she just doesn’t care about what critics say.
“People always comment on most of my posts. You know Nigerians like to criticise whether they understand the language or not.”
“I just want to believe that they just want to talk. I don’t want to talk about my post where I said that I was a virgin and couldn’t wait to have children. I posted what I wanted and that was it. I have been getting negative comments from people for over 13 years; I think my body is used to it by now.
Negative comments do not move me at all and I do not even have emotional feelings towards such.”
According to her, the media might twist her words to imply what she did not intend to say.
Dumelo dished that marriage should not be rushed into, as doing so could result into fatal consequences.
This was disclosed in an interview published by The Nation News on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
The actor said, “I have seen a lot of people talking about marriage, a lot of people getting into marriage early, and divorcing early.I think people just love the idea of marriage but don’t know how to stay in marriage.
“They like the idea of love but don’t have the idea of how to stay in love or be in love, so since I have some followers, I decided to put it in writing and advice people not to rush into marriage because your friends or cousins are getting married or because you want to have beautiful wedding pictures.
“Marriage is making it work and that is what is failing a lot of marriages these days because people go into it with the wrong mindset.
“These reasons are why I am taking my time before getting married and of course, there are plans of getting married soon.”
Danku who was in the car with his new artiste, Rayce, his label boss, Ebony and a bouncer told NET, “my brother, imagine we were coming from a show in Illorin and nothing happened to us until we got to Sango. This Dangote truck just slammed into me from behind and it caused a ripple effect ramming into about four other cars. Everyone in my car including Rayce sustained serious injuries, we are all in one hospital at Agege now. I’m not sure whats wrong with me yet o“.
Pulse reached out to Danku’s representatives who confirmed the two were involved in a car crash but are currently in the hospital responding to treatment.
According to him, “They are in the hospital receiving treatment. The accident was nothing serious. They are fine.“
Eyewitnesses revealed the Dangote truck just came out of nowhere and rammed into about five cars.
This is not the first time Danku would be involved in an accident. Recall that Danku was also involved in a car crash in December 2014 with Oritsefemi’s brand new Range Rover Evoque in Surulere.
In 2009 D’banj signed an endorsement deal with GLO and it was reported to be worth N70m. The following year D’banj reportedly asked for more money which ultimately led to the telco dumping him and signing Psquare for a contract worth over N100m.
3 years later D’banj bumped into Chief Mike Adenuga which led to the singer re-signing with the telco. His endorsement deal with GLO has now expired and the telecommunications outfit is not enthusiastic on extending D’banj’s contract.
We all know how Instagram can be one of the most beautiful places on the Internet and how fast it can go to being one of the ugliest.
The ugly side of Instagram comes out in the comments section, where some users are subjected to harassment and hateful criticism.
Before now, you could not avoid the dark side of Instagram as we often regard it as the price one had to pay for all the other cool stuff you get from using the app.
All that is about to change as Instagram’s latest update will put an end to that in a wonderful way. The Washington Post reports that the company is rolling out a feature that will allow users to truly customize their experience by banning certain words, phrases, and even emoji from the comments on their pictures and videos, or even turning off comments all together.
The feature is being rolled out slowly, first to some “high volume comment” users (so, probably celebrities), and then, eventually, to the rest of us.
Nicky Jackson Colaco, Instagram public policy chief said, “Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self-expression,We have slowly begun to offer accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience. As we learn, we look forward to improving the comment experience for our broader community.”
Raise your hands if you are for this update because I know I am! It is such a great step toward curbing the growing problem of online harassment.
The new mum is now an ambassador for a skin products company, Naturessence.
She took to Instagram today, August 1, 2016 to share the news with her fans and followers. “Signed and sealed #NATURESSENCEUSA #AMBASSADORALERT #MULTIMILLIONCONTRACT #GOD #YOLO,” she wrote.
Instead of going wild online the actress now gushes about the joys of breastfeeding her son. “After birth this is the most fulfilling task/Duty. Having the knowledge that you produce food so great for your Child..Am so greatful for Gods awesome miracle.. If you have never been here you wldnt understand the joy my heart holds.. Mothers pls read about the benefits of breast feeding, Show everlasting love to your offsprings ..#7monthstogo” penned the actress on her Instagram page.
Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho has claimed that he is well and unharmed after a video of him burning on a movie set went viral. According to him, the scene wasn’t a publicity stunt but a movie scene that went very well.
He posted a statement on Instagram saying:
To my friends
For most of you who have ever commented or sent a chat to me you know I do all I can to respond to them all. So it hurt me deeply to keep you in silence and in the dark during this period. I couldn’t avoid it. The calls were maddening. My phone had to be turned off till the matter was resolved in public where it started.
It worried the production that anything I might say as an individual may be misinterpreted further worsening the situation. I’m truly sorry beyond words for the emotional stress and inconvenience this might have caused you. It wasn’t a publicity stunt for me as some might still want to have you believe. It was a huge misunderstanding, misrepresentation and misinterpretation of events of that day and it took a toll on me in ways I cannot explain
I am however extremely humbled at the love, care and support I got from you during this period. Words fail me. I am indebted to you. Thanks for being there for me and my family. God bless you and yours. Amen
I am well. It was a movie fire scene that went well.
The director of the movie, Stanlee Ohikhuare, has also come forward to make a statement about the perfectly executed scene.
Explaining why he did it during a press conference, Stanlee says he believes the stunt would cause a remarkable change in the attitude and perception of fellow Nigerians and the world at large, towards Nollywood’s potentials. He stated that he did it to create film awareness and industry patronage via media engagement; utilizing the ever evolving social media platform to gain reach and peculiar attention to an entire industry. He also added that Government intervention is needed to ensure that there’s adequate funding to curb ugly occurrences like the one insinuated in the circulated video.
28-year-old Stage actress Agharese Emokpae popularly known as A’rese has won the first season of The Voice Nigeria.
A’rese comes from a creative family. She has been doing music theatre ever since she graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2010. She has starred in various musicals and theatre productions in both Nigeria and The United States.
It was a nail-biting finale as A’rese and Chike made the Top 2. They performed “Halleluyah” by Jeff Buckly and “Mama” by Kiss Daniel respectively.
The entire final episode was thrilling with all the Top 8 contestants bringing their A-game.
The team performances were a major highlight with Waje, 2Baba, Patoranking and Timi Dakolo performing alongside their top 2 team members.
It was a great season of music! We Look forward to Season 2.
Today is Anna Ebiere‘s daughter with Flavour, Sofia‘s birthday.
The former MBGN took to Instagram to share a cute photo from Sophia’s first birthday shoot with loving words.
She wrote “Way maker , Miracle worker, Promise keeper, light in the darkness!!!! That is who you are! For you have given me an Angel in human form! My most priceless Jewel! My Heartbeat ! My precious gift from Above! All i can say is Thank you! Happy Birthday My Princess Sofia ?? my Mama!! I love you!!!!!!”
The U.S Mission to Nigeria together with Edo state leaders on Thursday, launched a $1 million program to Assist HIV/AIDS-affected children and families.
First Lady of the state Iara Oshiomhole and the Commissioner for Women Affairs Aenena Jemitola Fulani-Ojo hosted the U.S. Consul General John F. Bray and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Nigeria Michael Harvey at the Banquet Hall of the Edo State Government House.
The program, funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID, will help lift out of poverty 15,000 families affected by HIV/AIDS in Edo, Benue, Kogi, and Nassarawa States and the FCT.
Each selected family will receive a cash amount to enable them to pay for school, purchase food and other necessities, and become self-sufficient entrepreneurs.
“Since the inception of PEPFAR, the U.S. government has made a point of focusing on children who have been most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” said Mission Director Harvey.
“The program we are launching today brings hope to 2,400 vulnerable families here in Edo State alone. We want this to be a model for how such programs can effectively and affordably be put in place, so that other states can follow suit,” Harvey added.
Bray and Harvey also visited the Power Africa projects and partners in the state to assess the progress of partnered investments that advance U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature initiative.
The also met with Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole and His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.
Akinlolu known as “beautiful Nubia’’ told the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the music industry was subjective, because there were a lot of things lacking, as everyone was doing their individual thing.
According to him, there is no cohesion, coordination and unity in the industry.
“We cannot progress with this kind of attitude in the music industry, and we cannot leave a legacy for the generations to come.
“We would only progress in the music industry when every musical genre come together to do things in unity.
“All of us in the industry at the moment should keep working towards making the music industry a better place to enhance our act.
“We have to look for ways to put structures in place to be able to move it to the next level and also make it better for those coming after us,” he said.
He noted that abroad “music is music’’, no matter the genre of music, as far as people identify with it and like it.
“In Nigeria, you get to hear that this is gospel, this is reggae, this is hip hop, and pop and it doesn’t work that way.
“We should learn not to segregate about things in this country, and move the music industry forward.
“If you go to music school, they will not teach you different genre while you learn to play guitar, band, percussions and others, so why the separation of things, he asked?
“We should learn to unite and do things well in this country not only in the areas of music.’’
NAN reports that Akinlolu is the Chief Executive Officer, EniObanke Music Production.
He was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and attended the University of Ibadan, and graduated with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1992.
He practiced Vet medicine for a period of time before going to music school in Canada.
Orie revealed that her decision is to make good music that will appeal to the general public hence, she has no need to be in competition with top female artists in Nigeria.
“My style of music is different and I am here to feed your ears with good lyrics and good music, so just be calm and watch out for me. Music is my life and I intend doing this for as long as I live and the beauty of it all is, I have the blessings of my parents and they have been very supportive.”
On what has made her distinct, Orie said “It’s my ability to sing in all the four major languages I speak and I always incorporate African culture into my music. Nigerians should be on the look-out, it’s going to be a surprise and I can’t wait.
‘I speak and can sing in English, French, Ewe (Togo language) and Igbo with passable Spanish,” she added.
Orie, who grew up in Togo, has a similar challenge like most young artistes on the Nigerian music scene, finance.
The singer recently released a new single entitled ‘Uchenna (Ije Love)‘ and has recently shot the video for the song.
The project containing 16 tracks features artistes including Olamide, Phyno, Wizkid and KWAM 1 amongst others.
3. Cheating Zone
4. Money ft. Phyno
5. Killing Me
6. This Kind Luv ft. Wizkid
7. Writing on the Wall
9. No Kissing Baby ft. Sarkodie
10. Mama Aboyo ft. Olamide
12. Love Town
13. Hale Hale
15. Daniella Whine ft. Elephant Man & Konshens
16. Ayinde ft. Kwam 1
His breakout song ‘Alubarika’ featuring Timaya however seems to be left out of the album. Also ‘My woman’ featuring Wande Coal did not make the cut.
The singer premiered one of his singles titled ‘Money’ off the forthcoming album at The Voice Nigeria music reality show semi-finals.
Patoranking shot into limelight with the hit song ‘Alubarika’ which features Timaya of Dem Mama Records, a label he was affiliated with until he got officially signed to Foston Muzik in February 2014 under which he released ‘Girlie O’ and ‘Girlie O’ remix featuring Tiwa Savage.
Patoranking is one of the judges at the ongoing “The Voice Nigeria” show alongside singer Waje.
Winning the Next Rated Award at the Headies 2014, Best Collabo for ‘Emergency’ featuring Runtown, Skales and Best Reggae/Dancehall single for ‘Girlie O’ remix, the singer has gone on to release other singles as well as collaborating on other artistes songs in 2015 and 2016.
The album is set for release on August 1, 2016 but can be pre-ordered on iTunes.
Davido, in his debut interview with Ebro Darden of New York top radio station, Hot 97, dished on his career, his hustle to convert his family into his dreams,the first time his song was played in a club, and collaborations.
The singer revealed that he was kicked out of college in the US due to his poor grades, after concentrating on music. He also shared the story of how he disappeared from home for over six months to chase music, and convince his family to support him.
From discovering music, to chasing it agressively against the wishes of his family, Davido dishes on life before the fame, and the sacrifices he made to achieve it.
The full interview is transcribed and edited below.
On Origins of His Music
So one day they were like, ‘Yo D, you give us so much ideas, why don’t you try it yourself. I remember I was like 15, and we were trying to do a demo for Konvict then. So I just got on, did the hook, I came out of the booth and everybody was looking at me like, it’s huge, common, you gotta do it yourself.
I bought my own equipment, and began my own. I was recording every day at home. This was a long time, I haven’t been home in about three years, I was in college in America.
How Music Made A US University Drop Him
This was 2010 when I went home. I saw Don Jazzy, Tiwa (Savage) was out. I was just looking at all these like ‘These dudes are making money”. I went there for Christmas and it was lit. It was crazy. I was hanging out with D’banj at the time, he had that Kanye deal. I now told my Dad that I was trying to stay, and he was like ‘What? My friend you better go back to school”.
I called my roommate, and told him “Imma do this no more. If my Dad calls, tell him you don’t know where I’m at.’
How He Disappeared From Home
The first record I put out first was ‘Back When’. I was in London at the time, I dropped this record, I went home, and they were like ‘Yo, come on, it’s time. D’banj, Wande Coal and everybody was telling me that your record was good. I was 16, so I was the youngest at the time. I went back home fresh from America. I go into the club that night, and they were playing my song, I went crazy.
The “Baddest” album was been done, I had a release date already. ‘Fans mi’ was out, the project was about to drop. When I did that song with Meek, he was the hottest rapper at the time. After I dropped that record, it showed me that planning was very important. You can drop music, you can put music out, but at the end of the day, I’m trying to take my African music around the world. So if I know that I’mma drop something and it is just gonna be good in Africa, if I got to wait, I’ll wait.
I have just been blessed to have sold out shows in London, all over the world. In New York, 6000 people showed up for a 1000 capacity venue. Then the police shut it down. I haven’t done a show (in New York) since then.
Style Of Music
On Numerous Collaborations
Barely minutes after Iyanya announced his new signing with Temple Management Company, former partner, Ubi Franklin has congratulated him, ruining any speculations of a feud between the two.
The singer made the announcement via his Instagram page yesterday, July 27, 2016, adding that his new album would be released under his new label.
Its unclear if the label actually belongs to Iyanya who has expressed plans to floating his own record label, but Ubi who has confirmed his support of the singer’s plans, made sure to repost the Instagram post and as well as congratulate him.
Commenting on the post, Ubi wrote:
“Congratulations my brother forever.”
The singer who originally scheduled the release date for July 28, 2016, moved it closer and released the album on July 25, 2016, as a surprise to his fans.
In 2013, Adekunle Gold left his band, The Bridge, to debut as a solo act. Having identified his style of music, he released a song titled ‘Let It Stop’, a song about peace for the nation. In 2014, he released yet another endition of One Direction’s ‘Story Of My Life’ which he titled ‘Sade’. ‘Sade’ is credited to be the propelling force of Adekunle Gold’s career. The is signed to YBNL Nation and has released three very successful singles which have enjoyed massive airplay since the release of Sade: Orente, Pick Up, and Ready.
“Gold” his new album contains 16 tracks, including his successful hit singles. Production credits on the album include Seyikeyz, Oscar, Pheelz, B Banks, Sleekamo and Masterkraft. Mix and mastering of songs on the album done by Simi except track 16 which was done by V-Tek. Photography for art work cover was handled by TY Bello.
Album Track List
Gold ( Intro)
No Forget ft Simi
Fight For You
Tiwa Savage has been interviewed on Apple Music Beats 1 Radio.
The Mavin Records singer who is promoting her sophomore album “R.E.D”, recently got signed on to Jay Z’s Roc Nation. She is currently on an international management deal.
She was a guest on the show hosted by popular OAP, Ebro Darden, and she revealed a lot about her perspective on African music. She also revealed more details on her deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation and how Africa currently commands the spotlight in global music.
The full interview has been edited below.
On African Music
When we speak of Africa, we have to always remember that it is a continent. And so you have South Africa, East Africa, West Africa, North Africa, and it’s just a huge continent with different cultures, and different languages. So right now, the prominent music out of Africa seems to be Afrobeat or Afropop (depending on what you want to call it). Essentially it’s just music with African elements. Whether it be the rhythm, or maybe the native language. As long as you can have one or two of those, then it tends to be associated with Africa.
Africans love to dance, it’s so rhythm based. It’s very very heavy with drums, basslines as well. I think everybody essentially, we all have an element of it, but we are all influenced by the muic coming out of America, we are influenced by Hip-Hop, we are influenced by Soul Music, R&B, and I think that is the beauty of it; Blending both markets together. So when you say African-American, truly, that’s where it should be, between the African and the American world, just blending both together.
On Songwriting and Sony Deal
I grew up in the UK as well, and it wasn’t cool to be African. I used to be bullied and stuff. When you go to clubs in Africa, they would play Hip-hop 90%, and maybe 10% African music. Now it is literally the other way round, so it’s a great thing that Africans in the diaspora are listening to African music.
I have been recording music for 8 years, I am signed to Sony/ATV as well, so I wrote a couple of records out here, so I co-wrote ‘A couple of forevers’ for Chrisette Michelle, ‘Collard & Greens’ for Fantazia. So I have been writing for a long time. Now I am focused on Afrobeat.
The beautiful thing is, when American artistes come to Africa, and you know English isn’t our first language, but you see people reciting the lyrics to Jay Z songs, and it’s a feeling, they might not even understand what the whole thing is. But it wouldn’t be able to happen in reverse. There shouldn’t be a barrier just because you don’t understand what Mafikizolo is saying or Tiwa is saying. Music is an emotion, and I am really happy that you guys are putting that light on, now that we have the spotlight to show the world what we can really do.
On Roc Nation
I met B High (Jay Z’s cousin, and Roc Nation chief of mobile strategies), I got a call, and he mentioned it and I (makes a skeptical sound)…He was serious. I don’t know if it you’ve ever met him, but he is serious. And I love the fact that they are not trying to change me. They really just want to bring what I already have to offer to the rest of the world, and they truly believe in the movement. So yeah, I’m really excited about it.
The reason why we did not really make too much noise about it is because a lot of people come over from Africa and they say they’ve got this deal and that deal, and then nothing happens. We just wanted to do it the proper way, get it official. I didn’t want to do that to my people. I wanted them to really believe that it was really happening, so we wanted to wait for the right time, and the time is now.
Some few weeks back , Iyanya began to hint about his exit from Made Men Music Group and a virtual split from partner, Ubi Franklin, and the Oreo crooner has finally done it.
The singer took to his Instagram page today, July 27, to announce that he has signed with a new record label and his latest album would be released under it.
Read what he wrote below:
“Dear Fans, i am pleased to announce that i have signed on with Temple Management Company. About a year ago, Ubi and i discussed options to diversify our business interests and creative visions and we both agreed that we would explore all avenues open to us. So much has happened since and i have now completed work on my new album which will be released under a new record label.
“With both @thetemplecompany, and the new album, i am now embarking in a new direction which will not only bring you the same quality, verve and energy that you have become accustomed to, it will take things to the next level.
“Ubi remains my brother and we both look forward to this new phase of our careers. God bless you all.”
“He was my dad’s tenant. After observing me for days, he called me to come join him to design and cut patterns. Because he saw me graph drawing the picture of DELE GIWA. And taught me all the processes of shoe making. From preparing the leather and maximizing same, to design, sizing, cutting and sewing. He taught me how to repair shoes only after he had taught me everything about shoes. I asked why? He said if he did not teach me about the making of a shoe, it will be impossible to know how to fix what you do not know how to make.
He said the best way to learn how to fix anything is to know how it’s made. He said that is why in Aba, where he learnt how to make shoes, in 1975, his master will go buy imported brogue shoes and take them apart. Then teach him and his fellow apprentices how and why the different part of the shoe helps to make the shoe what it becomes.
I remember the first day I met @micheleathers1 and I took her through how to make shoes. She was dazed. This post is to tell all the lazy guys who think sitting down and waiting for GOVT to give them a job is cool. You will regret it. I have been many things in my life. Conductor. Sand digger. Truck loader. Casual laborer. Taxi driver. Bakery worker. Shoemaker. Barber. Deejay. Tailor. Lesson teacher. Street Hawker… So when you are fit and complete, and beg for money, it irritates me. Just so you know.“
According to her, her new set of emojis is in the Yoruba language and aims to promote the Yoruba culture.
“The Teemojis would be available for download soon. #Regrann yes my emojis and it’s called Teemojis.
It’s in yoruba,let’s promote our culture and with this I promise I will be able to help alot of my fans,coming soon,u can download it.
Pls support this movement and hope u all are proud of me..we’ve alot of expressions and I promise I pledge with this I will be able to empower a lot of my fans.“
The subscription based Toyin Aimakhu – themed emoji app is a collection of replications of many of Toyin’s unique facial expressions matched with everyday local phrases and parlance in Yoruba Language.
According to her, the emojis would allow users express themselves in more fun and relatable ways.
On July 21, 2016 Toyin Aimakhu spoke about her split with Adeniyi Johnson. “In the end we are both at fault. I held on too tight and he didn’t hold on enough” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Her latest movie ‘Iya Ibadan‘ is now available on YouTube.
Koffi in a solidarity message shared on his Facebook page wants fans to use his photo on social media as a sign of protest against his conviction.
According to The Star in Kenya, Koffi Olomide was taken to court shortly after his arrest and charged with assaulting one of his female dancers known as Pamela. The Congolese singer denied assaulting her while his lawyer George Wajackoyah accused the police of manhandling the singer. Koffi Olomide later was found guilty and sentenced to a year in jail.
Olomide’s performance which was scheduled during the 2016 90th Show at the Zambia’s Agricultural And Commercial Society, was cancelled following his incorrigible actions at the airport where he beat up the dancer.
The President of the management Committee, Ben Shoko, disclosed on Sunday, July 24, 2016 that the cancellation is a direct result of Olomide’s actions at the airport.
Meanwhile, the singer apologised for his behaviour in a post via his official Facebook page on July 25, 2016, asking for forgiveness, also apologising to the citizens of Congo who felt “dishonoured by this behaviour.”
He also apologized during his interview with Congolese national broadcaster RTNC.
Recall that Koffi Olomide was once convicted in 2012, after assaulting his producer Diego Lubaki.
The comedian took to Instagram yesterday, July 27, 2016 lamenting the deplorable state of the Nigerian health sector.
He shared a photo collage of his mum writing, “I am not going to say a lot needs to be done about our medical sector… I am only going to say that, after some people who should know said, the best thing was to amputate… And my mum was already psyching herself for the limp years ahead, my wife and Mama Tee suggested and we decided to try India. 4 months after and 3 months after she would have lost a leg, Meele is back on her 2 feet. Like I said, I will not say anything about our health sector, beyond the saying, WHAT IS NOT GOOD,,,, is very very bad!”
Ali Baba recently talked about the ‘force behind his predictions’. According to him, he predicted that the Okoye twins ‘Psquare’ were going to get back together and it happened. It is just a matter of time before Tee Billz and Tiwa reconciles.
He wrote, “If I had placed my bet on these brothers coming back… I would have won. Anyway, one of the guys that was there the day I emphatically said they would sort their differences out and get back together called me to say “Ali, I had to call you, because you said so” and he added, “but that Tiwa them own go hard”. So I asked him “You wan bet?”… And he said, “I no trust you again, the kind confidence you take dey talk some things dey fear me“.
Not one to shy away from speaking his mind, the veteran comedian constantly writes on religion and social issues.
The actress took to Instagram yesterday, July 27, 2016 to share an adorable photo with her beau, 2Face Idibia.
“#missingTinz #sexiestmanalive4me #boneofmybone #heartofheart #Mysteadyrythmicheartbeat #fleshofmyflesh #myotherhalf #partner4live I love you beyond words can say #Always,” she captioned it.
All this comes after 2Face was quoted in an interview on, July 26, 2016 where he declared himself a hopeless romantic.
2Baba as he likes to be called in a chat with Tosin Odunfa of EbonyLife TV talked about his life with Annie Idibia. When asked about how much of a charming husband he is, he told Tosin, “I am the world’s worst hopeless romantic. We just live, we they try.”
He and Annie Idibia have been spotted on several occasions loved up. Infact, the duo were recently spotted getting cozy at Rumours Club in Ikeja during Campari’s celebration of 2Baba’s honorary degree from Igbinedion University.
It’s good to see them have a united front after Annie was dragged on social media by Pero’s older sister for allegedly keeping the singer away from his kids.
According to her, her husband is different from what people thought of him.
The new mum told Genevieve, “Being in the limelight, I hear different things and I wouldn’t be human if some of them didn’t get to me; especially the comments people made about how he is only with me because he wants a green card.
That was very hurtful because people don’t understand the love we have for each other. Everybody likes a good life. Who no like better tin? If he is able to get a green card for being with me, then that is a blessing but for people to assume that that is the only reason he is with me is very hurtful.”
“Gbenro has had different opportunities in his life and he could have made that ‘green card’ happen a long time ago. He always tells me that he had never envisioned himself being in love and in a relationship until he met me. He thought he might just end up having a baby mama. I didn’t ask him to marry me. He asked me to take this journey with him. People can talk all they want,” she added.
Speaking further on why she kept her pregnancy a secret from the social media before delivery, the actress said, “This is my first child and I do not want people’s opinions or judgment at this time. I have friends in the industry who were judged heavily when they were pregnant and it is not easy. I want to take back that power from the public and enjoy my pregnancy with all its challenges. Unfortunately I am aware that this is the industry we signed up for and people will always judge.”
“Let’s be real, there are bad belle people out there so to protect this blessing we chose to enjoy the moment privately,” she ended.
The Nollywood actress and her husband, Gbenro Ajibade, welcomed their daughter on June 21, 2016 in the US.
Now, OAP Freeze is adding his two cents to the ongoing drama surrounding Koffi Olomide who was jailed for kicking his dancer in the stomach.
The controversial Cool FM OAP took to Instagram today, July 27, 2016 to talk about the situation. According to him, this is an opportunity to speak out against violence.
He wrote, Although I sympathize with Koffi Olomide and his family as he begins his 1 year jail term, (this has not been confirmed) for assaulting a dancer, I feel the need to draw attention to the consequences of violence towards women.
It’s a pity that Koffi Olomide has become a scapegoat for a crime many men are guilty of, however, such a high profile case would help enlighten the male public on the negative aftermath of such an action, and possibly serve as a deterrent for future offenders.
Perpetrators of violence against men too should seize this opportunity to realize that the end result of violence is never pleasant. – FRZ”
Freeze has been on a roll this year and he’s famous for his razor-sharp opinions and controversial views on hot topics in the society.
The BO-16 brand ambassador, who spoke during the unveiling of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde as the Nigerian ambassador to the Nigerian market, said the curls and waves on his hair attracts attention from females.
“When I say my hair attracts ladies, what I am saying is that it becomes and looks nice and some ladies are attracted to nice hairs and ultimately, it will attract quite a number of ladies,” he said.
Speaking on his ability to speak a little Yoruba and Igbo languages, he said, “I have had a lot of Yoruba and Igbo lady friends and having done quite a number of movies in the East, I have been able to pick up few of the words and phrases in Yoruba and English.“
When asked about his relationship with Yvonne Nelson, Dumelo simply said the Ghanaian actress has been his friend for long and though they had a misunderstanding in the past, they have resolved the issue and have remained friends.
“Yvonne Nelson is just my friend, I mean we have enjoyed a beautiful friendship over a long period of time and we had some misunderstanding but I just thought about it and wondered, hey life is short, let’s bury the hatchet and move on as good friends that we have always been.”
John Dumelo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Joselyn Dumas are the brand ambassadors of BO-16, a beauty product manufacturing firm.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo yesterday, July 30, 2016 in a series of tweets shared parenting tips on decency.
According to him, the responsibility to explain to kids the sense and concept of decency lies on their parents.
The actor in one of his tweets asks, “Why does a 4, 6, 10 year old girl have to look like a CHIC? Look hot or sexy? Did your parents raise you like that?” adding, “The ones who dance like actual children are shoved off the floor, while the lewd ones are cheered on.“
“It’s our responsibility to explain to kids the sense/concept of decency. Why are we sexualising our kids?” he continued. “
“My message to these younger ones is that you can be whatever you want to be in life, and you have nothing to limit you to your dreams. Education is the future, especially when you take your education seriously; nothing should actually be a stone in the way of your progress. We need to tell the younger ones that the future is bright,” the actor said.
“The Kanayo O. Kanayo Mentoring Academy, KOKMA, is a platform for mentoring, and when I talk about mentoring here, I am talking about finding support for youths, for young adults, especially the ones in secondary school. It’s my own gift to the world.”
Ruggedman has been honoured at the 2016 City Peoples Entertainment Awards for his immense contributions to the Nigerian Music Industry.
The veteran rapper received a special recognition in the form of a certificate appreciating him foir his remarkable contributions to music in Nigeria.
The event took place yesterday, July 24, 2016 in Lagos State.
The hosts also mentioned that it was about time that the rapper was recognised for his work at long last.
In the caption of the video the 20-year-old beauty wrote “We may not be together but I’ll always have love and support for Davido no matter what. There’s no need to lie or hide anything, he has an amazing heart and was my friend before anything and we’ll remain that way.“
Davido and Sira Kante stopped dating in 2015 sometime around the birth of his daughter Imade Adeleke. The pair briefly reunited at the exclusive party held to celebrate Davido’s new deal with Sony Music in Lagos Lounge, Brooklyn, New York in January 2016.
The actress, who recentlyin an interview with Punch News stated that she likes to keep matters private, said she is currently not looking for a romantic relationship. Badmus, also disclosed other information concerning her career, personality, relationship with musicians, bluntly stated this.
When asked about her love life, the comedienne who recently stated that she likes to “keep her private life private” said “I’m single and not searching”.
Among other things, the actress mentioned that she likes to socialize in urban centers, listing some of her favourite places.
She said, “I like to hang out at G12 Bar, Bay Lounge, Quilox and Club 57. Whenever I visit Atlanta, I hang out at Xs Lounge, Arif and Gold Room.”
“I love to swim and play lawn tennis. I also like reading and penning things down. I write things down because I’m quite forgetful.”
Badmus is also not a push over when it comes to looking good, as can be observed from her recent red carpet outing.
The actress said apart from her Nigerian stylist, she likes to put on dresses designed by Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo.
“At all times, I like to look good. I feel when you look good, you see good things and good things happen to you.”
“The way you dress is the way you are addressed. I just want to look good for myself. I love to hear people compliment my looks.”
“In Nigeria, I am styled by Toyin Lawani of Elegante by Tiannah, and also The Big Line, which is my fashion line. Aside from that, I love Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo”, she said.
The ‘Reggae Blues’ musician took to his Instagram on Saturday, July 23, 2016, to express his thanks to God for sparing his life.
He wrote, “At one point I thought I was crossing over to the other side.. But no, God still ve great plans for me.. Yes.. He saved us.. Am greatful.. stay strong ==team ONEDELTA. 6 DAYS TO GO.”
According to Vanguard News, he was enroute “Owerri to catch a flight to Lagos where he was to perform at the opening Gala night of Project Fame Season 9”, when the incident occurred.
Harrysong is popular for his songs ‘Better Pikin’, ‘Kolombo’, ‘I Want You’ and others.
He rose to prominence after his tribute song to Nelson Mandela won the “Most Downloaded Callertune Award” at The Headies 2013.
During the One Africa Music Fest on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Barclays Centre in New York, the rumours of Wizkid and Justin Skye dating intensified once again. According to music industry sources the pair are now in a romantic relationship.
Top music blogger Ovie tweeted that “Wizkid’s girlfriend Justine Skye is going on stage with him right about now.” He also posted a photo of Wizkid and Justine Skye together from the pop star’s SnapChat with the caption “When you’re single but you also have a beautiful American superstar girlfriend.“
After his performance at One Africa Music Fest, everyone was talking about Wizkid and his supposed new flame, Justin Skye.
Nigerian twitter absolutely loves the idea of the two of them together.
With subtle tweets at each other and Justin Skye taking over Wizkid’s snapchat during his One Africa Music Fest concert, the two of them set the ball rolling on the rumours about their relationship.
This morning, Wizkid posted a couple more photos from the concert and in a photo of him and Justin Skye he captioned “No questions”.
Don’t you think the two will make a good couple?
A couple of weeks ago Wizkid was also linked to his manager, Jada P
Timaya has revealed he will be releasing a joint collaborative album with Trinidad recording artiste Machel Montano.
The ‘Ukwu’ singer announced the development during his performance with the Soca singer at the recently held One Africa Music Fest held at the Barclays Center, New York, United States of America.
The singer’s ‘Money’ featuring Highlife singer Flavour which is currently buzzing on radio, online and TV gave a thrilling live performance alongside other African music stars, including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Flavour, Stonebwoy, Wale, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Seun Kuti, Machel Montano, Jidenna, Don Jazzy, Praiz, and Ayo Jay.
Davido has officially been signed to RCA records!!
The superstar’s management announced the deal following the pictures of him and RCA records chairman “Peter Edge” appearing on his(Davido) instagram page.
RCA records is a subsidiary of Sony Records and home to stars like Justin Timberlake, Zayn Malik, Alicia Keys and many more.
Davido was one one of the performers at the recently concluded One Africa Music Festival.
One Africa Music Festival took place last night with the biggest African acts performing to a sold out crowd in New York.
Tiwa Savage’s Performance
A fan tweeted at Wiz “Imagine @wizkidayo and @duttypaul on the same track ?” and in a swift response, the starboy confirmed it has happened “This just happened today!! Hahaha my guy u sure u no be FBI? Scary!! ?”, he tweeted.
Since Wizkid featured on Drake’s “One dance” which has become the No.1 song on the chart, he has been working with top international artists.
We await the hot collabo with Sean Paul !!!
According to a story published by Punch News on Sunday, July 24, 2016, the couple parted ways few months ago, setting a new record as the fastest celebrity marriage break-up.
The Nnaji’s got married in October 2015, at a traditional event held in Delta State.
It was reported that the pair welcomed their first child, a bouncing baby boy, in April 2016. The news of their alleged split has come as a shock.
Punch however confirmed in a telephone conversation with David, that he is still married to his wife. The news company stated that the pair are only estranged at the moment.
“I don’t know where you got that story from because it is wicked and malicious. I am still married to my wife and I am not thinking of leaving her now or in the future”, the actor said.
The highly anticipated “GOE” album now has a tracklist!!
Patoranking has just released the tracklist of his “God Over Everything album” through his instagram page. GOE has 16 tracks and features Phyno, Wizkid, Sarkordie, Olamide, Elephant Man, Koshens, and Kwam 1.
The dancehall king who came into limelight after releasing alubarika, a single that featured timaya has been on top of his game in the music industry. He later released many hit singles like “Girlie O”, “My woman my everything” that are not being included in the “GOE album”
“GOE” will be released on August 1, 2016.
Last week, reports circulated that Joseph Yobo had signed a deal with Kano Pillars to play for them till the end of the season, in his role as NPFL ambassador, but the former Everton defender took to his Twitter account this afternoon to deny such reports saying he is not signed to any Nigerian club.
she has crushed on only three people in her life, her ex, Drake, and now, Anthony Joshua. She took to her Snapchat to gush over him. More photos after the cut.
We know drinking and smoking is part of the life of so many celebrities and that you can’t change.
While some of these celebs have decided to keep their bad habits as secrets, some shockingly have nothing to be shy about when it comes to smoking.
Binta Ayo mogaji
She’s a legendary smoker, Binta is a pioneer in the smoking department.
No wonder the new generation actresses smoke, cos they emulate her. Other actresses who smoke include, Dayo Amusa, Annie Macaulay Idibia, Halima Abubakar, Cossy Orjiakor, Bimbo Oshin, Ayo Adesanya, Nse Ikpe Etim, Angela Okorie, Oge Okoye, Stella Damasus and many more.
Don’t believe in everything our celebrities portray in the media cos they also have skeleton like we also have in our cupboard. We are all humans, nobody is perfect……
Mercy is a real smoker, don’t be deceived with the good girl she acts on screen or the Dumebi attitude oooo.
She’s a pathetic smoker, she’s a hustler and I’m happy for her success story. Thank God she got married and she has a sweet family of her own now but that doesn’t stop her from smoking, her husband sef smokes.
The mother of 3 smokes and she does not do in the presence of her kids, she respect them a lot, she’s trying so hard to be a good role model to her kids.
She does it secretly also, in her hotel room while on location, Faithia smokes so hard…
Yes! She does smoke and she kept it away from her husband.
Uche is another actress who does it secretly, she doesn’t do it publicly which I like.
She’s a good actress and she’s a good smoker. Bimbo is also a regular smoker, she smokes anything at anytime.
I love her anyway smoking or not smoking, I even heard one time like that men leave her alone because of her smoking habit.
Do I need to write on her, who doesn’t know she weeds so badly, Na cocaine remain for this lady to dey sniff.
All I have to say is, I heard there is something going on between her and that her housemaid, maybe lezbobo things, please don’t quote me cos I didn’t say anything biko.
Toyin recently came out to deny that she doesn’t smoke or she’s quit smoking, well let me tell you the fact, Toyin Aimakhu is a big time smoker and she still smokes.
It is true she doesn’t smoke in the presence of her husband, she does that secretly but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped smoking.
I still remember vividly, there was a time Toyin smoked marijuana and she started misbehaving to the extent that she was swimming on the floor, she practically slept on the floor. I think this happened on a location in Ghana while shooting a movie titled “Arinzo”.
She’s one of my favourite, popularly known as gbogbo big girl, very sweet and lovable actress but very good in smoking.
Eniola is a big time marijuana smoker according to some sources, I even heard she’s asthmatic and she’s been warned severally by her colleagues to quit smoking but she insisted.
Isn’t that worrisome? An asthmatic patient who smokes? Eniola Badmus is a role model and would always be one cos as for me I really do love her
Everybody loves Genevieve Nnaji but that doesn’t mean she’s perfect, the most important actress in Nollywood is a regular smoker.
Don’t be surprised okay cos Genevieve smokes codedly, its hard for you to know she smokes.
She doesn’t do her own openly, she does it secretly but she smokes really hard when she’s in the company of her friends.
I’m sure some of you won’t be surprised to find someone like Rita Dominic in this list.
She’s one hell of a bad smoker, the pretty actress doesn’t joke with her marijuana. According to those who have worked with her in the past, I heard she can smoke in your presence, she doesn’t care.
A friend of mine once told me Rita smoked in their presence when they went to her place for a magazine interview although they claimed she’s such a down to earth and a very nice person
The 29-year-old singer stepped out in New York City on Tuesday dressed in this oversized denim jacket and denim skirt. Ladies, over to you. What do you think?
assistant captain and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa and Juliet Ejue have tied the knot at Abuja Municipal Area council.
The marriage took place on Tuesday, May 23 following their introduction rites in March this year.
latest special print and digital issue captures Tiwa Savage in the Burroughs of Brooklyn as she grants an exclusive look into her career, being a mother, her continuous ascension into the echelon of great musicians, and life beyond the lights.
This issue reveals Tiwa’s ability to easily govern the worlds of her stardom and normal life showing that her true versatility lies not only in her seamless ability to sing and dance with the same intensity but to live a balanced life.
Here are excerpts from the interview.
On her privacy: The art has made me a little bit more reserved because I am wearier of people and situations…I think twice before I maybe dance spontaneously in the streets because people will judge and not understand.
On African music: As a whole, if we come together as CEOs, video directors, photographers, and models all strategically placed in pockets, we can stand up and properly represent the African culture.
On never getting complacent with her success: To me, I always feel like I am still starting out…I still have so much to achieve.
On balancing career and motherhood: Sometimes people think that as an African woman, you’ve given birth and will never bounce back as before…when people say things like that they think it is supposed to tear you down but it actually does the opposite for me…It actually makes me want to prove you wrong.
Model / Tiwa Savage @TiwaSavage
Photography / Patrick Amara@Pkdesignphotos
Creative Director: Patrick Amara
Styling / Quina & Kenya @ken Q Style
Accessories stylist / Rhiannon Hinnant @Know Mee The Big Necklace Company
Hair / Debola Falana @Debolafalana
Make Up / Joyce Jacob @JoyceJacobBeauty
Photography & Video Assistants / Xavier Duah @Viervisuals
–Olamide @litu_prince & Loudfilmx @Champion Studio
Styling Assistants / Wilson Ebo @Williefifteen & Malik Amusat @foodanddenim
Writer / Jason Nkwain @JasonNkwain
Nigerian superstar, Davido today revealed that he has helped a little boy resume school today. The little boy was caught on camera recently singing along to Davido’s hit song “IF” when he was meant to be in class. Visibly excited by being able to help a fan, Davido put up a photo of the boy wearing a school uniform on his Instagram page and captioned it:
OBO GOT YOU FOR LIFE KID!!! NOTHING MAKES ME MORE THAT U FINALLY GET TO START SCHOOL!! 30 billion for ur account oooo!!!! 🙏 WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS!!
daughter, Royalty who is celebrating her 3rd birthday today.
Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor have decided to go their separate ways.
The couple who have been married for 18 years, announced late last night that they have split.
“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate,” the couple said in a joint statement to E! News,”Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.” they added.
The couple, who shares two children together, tied the knot in May 2000 at an oceanfront ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. Since then, they have shared the screen on many occasions including Zoolander, Tropic Thunder and Arrested Development.
Here’s all the details! Davido is currently with his crew in Accra, Ghana, where he performed at a wedding on Saturday. He met a new girl there, who followed him back to his hotel room. This apparently didn’t go down well with his Atlanta based babymama, Amanda, who then threw shade saying “Got a good girl…but hoes is his choice”.
this message he received from an Instagram follower supposedly trying to lure and initiate him into the Illuminati, and his reply.
Singer, Timaya’s daughter, Emma, turned 5 a week ago. He and her mother, Barbara threw a Frozen themed 5th birthday party for her on Saturday. See more photos after the cut.
and Tiny: The Family Hustle, which aired on Friday, the rapper told his partner of over 13 years that he has outgrown the relationship and the best thing for them to do is split
“I think you’re a phenomenal person. We’ve had some of the best times of our lives together. And it does not hurt or insult me that at some point you grew to this point and I grew to this point. I don’t think it’s either of our fault. So ultimately, ain’t nothing else for us to do but split. I think it’s better for the kids. We can work together better now.
He later told the cameras
“A part of me is happy to close this chapter because I feel we outgrew each other. She grew in a different direction and I did too.
year ago, when singer Davido had a clash with the uncle of his baby mama Chief Dele Momodu, he openly disrespected him and even dragged him in his lyrics, however,a much older Banky W has shown that not all entertainers were born in the age of Davido.
Banky W has just endeared himself to many more fans and music lovers after a photo of him prostrating to greet Chief Dele Momodu surfaced online.
The one time Presidential candidate who was obviously touched by Banky’s humility and respect says that he met the singer ten years ago in Toronto and he loved him instantly.
It didñt end there, fans are calling the attention of Davido to this act of respect and reminding him of his
“Dele na my boy” lyrics.
It seems Banky W needs to add
to his name. Adesua wasn’t kidding when she said she found a good man. Banky is one of the good ones.
After a whirlwind romance, Supermodel Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel are officially husband and wife! The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends at their home in Brentwood.
The supermodel and Snapchat CEO met at a dinner party in New York back in 2014 and were engaged in July, 2016.
Spiegel, 26 and Kerr, 34, were rumoured to be preparing for the wedding at their Brentwood mansion yesterday after numerous publications spotted a huge, white marquee being erected in their backyard.
The couple have lived in the luxurious Los Angeles suburb since they bought the Brentwood mansion last year for a hefty US $12 million.
Around 50 guests attended the extremely private ceremony including Kerr’s grandparents, who were flown in from her hometown of Gunnedah, NSW
According to TMZ,guests were picked up from secret checkpoints around the city before being driven to the house in black limousines with tinted windows.
A florist was also photographed bringing buckets of pink roses into the house this morning.
Despite the small guest list, a source told PEOPLE, the wedding was a luxurious affair.
“For a small wedding, it has been a huge production,” a source told the publication.
“The wedding and reception are intimate, but lavish and classy. Miranda has been very involved. She has great taste and knew exactly what she wanted. She is very sweet. She is ecstatic to marry Evan,” they added.
Spiegel is Kerr’s second husband after she was married to British actor Orlando Bloom from 2010-2013. They have one child, Flynn, aged six.
Chelsea and Super Eagles star, Victor Moses today got married to his long time partner in London today.The wedding comes a week after winning the Premier League with Chelsea and a day after receiving a red card in Chelsea’s FA Cup final 2-1 loss to Arsenal.
The couple, who exchanged marital vows in the front of few family members, friends and colleagues, already have two kids together, a five-year-old son Brentley and a two-year-old daughter Nyah.
Having managed to keep this family very private, not much is known about his wife but it is reported that Moses’ bride is an English woman of Nigerian descent.
Popular comedian, Alibaba, has lamented the horrible culture of not supporting brilliant business ideas by Nigerian banks and the failure of the government to do anything about it.
He also took a swipe at the government for its failure to give adequate support to the Nollywood industry.
“This Nollywood that is now a pride of our country, look back, and what has Government done to help it from the days it was a Cub to now that it’s a young Lion? JUST A SIMPLE PIRACY LAW IS TAKING SO LONG TO PASS. You know why? It doesn’t contribute to votes and they can not share in the money that comes from it.
“Remember when GEJ mentioned that billions would be given to the sector? All banks and financial institutions started setting up entertainment desks. Just to position themselves to host the funds. After that time, how many of them have you heard talk about funding the entertainment sector? One or two. It was not any different, in 2004 when I approached some banks to fund, my event center. @officialbunmidavies and I went round and round pitching the event place idea to like 6 banks. They all said NO. Some were even diplomatic. They can see the passion I had, but will keep me posted. Then after all that rigmarole, I finally self funded and #xqzmoi kicked off in 2005… guess who started coming to ask me to come open accounts with them? 3 of those banks that no. I told 2 of them, I said go tell your MD to call me and you will get the account. One said she did and the MD said “That Ali is a very smart man. I will call him” he never called me. Met him once and Femi Otedola told him to his face, “Do you remember when Ali told you about the future of event centers and you said you didn’t think it was cool? Shey you see he was right!” This has been the bane of SME businesses. No body believes in small beginnings. Let’s repent!”
Alibaba noted that it was the same attitude that sees the government offer little or no support to young athletes, leaving them to struggle on their own till they get to the top.
“Some investors in Nigeria prefer to watch the foreign Lion King but will not even glance at the Nigerian Cub. Then out of dint of hard work, focus, proper application of dynamics, orchestrated strategies and Gods grace, that Nigerian Cub grows… then the same investors who did not see anything in the CUB will now be making unearned demands on the Cub. That’s the same thing that happens with our sports sector. We pay no interests to young athletes. They start to grow and when they become Lion Kings… that is when we start to invite them for national assignments. Until we Curb that MO, we will continue to neglect our CUBS. Think about it,” he wrote
Manchester United have moved ahead of their league rivals in pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose, according to reports.
It is understood that United boss Jose Mourinho is planning to offload Luke Shaw this summer after getting frustrated at the defender’s consistent displays last campaign.
Manchester United is said to considering a swap deal that will see Shaw move to Tottenham Hotspurs , although, Spurs have been linked with a move for Fulham defender Ryan Sessognon.
Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has retrieved the bag containing his laptop, Passport and other valuables which he forgot in an Uber in Paris. The filmmaker cried out for help on Sunday explaining that he forgot the bag in an Uber ride he took from the airport. He took to his Instagram page to thank everyone who helped facilitate the return of the bag. He wrote;
“Thanks guys for all the outburst and reaching out. @uber@uberparis brought my bag today. I really appreciate everyone who showed concern. Ire”
Every week is a new dose of Ankara, the more reason why you should always keep to your favourite style website Greennews.ng for up-to-date ankara styles.
An Ankara piece can save you from numerous fashion disaster as it is always tailored to flatter your body frame perfectly. And as well all know ankara has taken over the fashion world and no wardrobe is complete without an ankara pieces.
Here are some dazzling ankara styles for the week.
– Nollywood actress Anita Joseph clears the air on pregnancy post – The curvy actress had shared a photo of an ultrasound scan showing twin babies – In a recent interview, she admitted to not being pregnant as the post suggested Nollywood actress Anita Joseph debunks on-going gist that she is pregnant with twins babies. The actress revealed in a recent interview that she was happy for a friend and was merely sharing her excitement with her fans.
Anita got a lot of Nigerians excited when she posted an ultrasound scan showing twin babies and captioning it like she was the carrier of the blessings. Excited fans poured in their congratulations but got their heart broken when she revealed she wasn’t pregnant with twins.
In the interview, when asked if she was pregnant, Anita said she was only sharing the ultrasound scan to celebrate a friend who by prayers and fasting had gotten pregnant after a very long wait. She said: “A close friend of mine is pregnant and I am over the Moon because this pregnancy is also mine..For 19 years,she had been TTC and waiting on the Lord.”
the definition is called UPGRADE
1st of June 2017 will remain an epic date in Computer Village, Ikeja Lagos as thousands of Nigerians gathered for the second edition of Praise Flame.
Praise Flame- a market place initiative birthed by Nigeria based gospel record label,Tehila Records, is aimed at bringing the gospel through music to the market place.
It was a joyous atmosphere as over 10,000 people mostly traders, customers, marketers and Lagos residents gathered to experience an intense 4 hours of praise and worship.The streets ,balconies and indeed rooftops of computer village were filled with people eager to experience the healing power of gospel music. Little wonder they were reluctant to disperse after the event and have started clamouring for an encore.
The stage of this epic event was ignited by renowned gospel ministers such as Enkay, Chiika 100%, Tim Tehila, Chioma Jesus, Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Monique and Big Bolaji each one creating a unique experience for the massive crowd with melodious tunes and dancing. Other artistes who performed include Beejay Sax, Anthony Adoki, Okey Sokay, Emeka DMD, Femi Okunuga, Chris Nice and MOZ.
Speaking on the essence of the concert, the convener and CEO of Tehila Records, Timothy Ogboruche, said “Praise Flame is an initiative aimed at taking the gospel to the streets and market place through music. It is also a means of fostering unity in the business place.This is the reason Praise Flame is always located in a market environment. Computer village is a large community of marketers, hence our hosting it here.” This objective was achieved as the pivotal bodies governing the market place such as Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN ) and Ogunbiyi Community Development Association threw their weight and support behind the event.
Praise Flame was proudly and jointly sponsored by Technology Distributions Africa, one of the pioneer bulk distributors of smart technology in West Africa and Teleworld Integrated Services, a one stop company which specialises in wholesale and retail of Mobile phones, electronics and household appliances with offices spread across Nigeria in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and
Photography– StudioQ Nigeria
Styled by– Malik Zenishia Zainab
Makeup– Makeup By Ajoke
Directed by – Missmaliq
Accessories– Dope Accessories
Kemi Smallz, who is one of the popular on-air personalities in Lagos is now with Cool FM.
The self-confessed ‘radio rat’ joined the Victoria Island-based radio station at the beginning of June 2017. From Monday-Friday, Kemi Smallz will be on air from 5am-10am.
Speaking to Pulse Gist, Kemi Smallz (Oluwakemi Itari Owatemi) revealed why she left City FM. “I like to say ‘when it’s time, you’ll know’. I guess it was just time, to try and experience a different radio station, learn from a new environment, reach a different set of listeners, catch a new vibe. The opportunity presented itself and I took it.”
Kemi Smallz, 27, used to handle an independent programme called ‘Nightlife Radio’ at City FM in the latter part of 2012. She became a full-time staff a year later.
sessions around the globe, the Red Bull Music Academy touches down in Lagos for its first ever session in West Africa on 14th and 15th July.
#RBMALAGOS will be hosting a weekend of lectures, workshops and collaborations from the music community.
The Red Bull Music Academy is a recognized global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. The world traveling series of music workshops and festivals offers an exciting platform for those who want to make a difference in today’s musical scene.
Veteran actor, Patrick Doyle, has said that singer, Davido’s trending single, ‘IF’ where he claimed to have thirty billion in his account was
harming the minds of the youth Doyle said entertainers should be aware of the impact of pop culture on the society, especially on young people. He said that Davido’s song could lead many young people to engage in nefarious activities just to have that kind of money.
Entertainment is a glamour thing but a lot of the people who are inside of the business are really pawns in another person’s game because entertainment and pop culture impact the people in an insidious manner,” he told 69entertainmentblog
When you start telling a young child that ’30 billion for your account’, he is gonna grow up wanting to get 30 billion by any means necessary.
“I’m sure the boy who sang 30 billion doesn’t understand what he has done but he has put in the mind of young people that anyhow you like: Yahoo plus, kidnapping… [the money must be made]”
The actor cum broadcaster also urged young practitioners in the movie industry against looking down on their senior colleagues. He said, “Young people in the industry get a little carried away. In their minds, they believe they are the custodians of quality. Young people all over the world have been known to be a little bit overconfident so I don’t hold it against them.
“We don’t teach history anymore in Nigeria. The reason they have come into it is because it is attractive and who made it attractive. You cannot come into something you find attractive and disdain the people who made it attractive,”.
BELLEABEAU “TROPICAL FEST”
2nd JULY 2017 at THE LEKKI COLISEUM
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN there is something beautiful that has been going on for a while now called BELLEABEAU the biggest and most beautiful lifestyle exhibition happening in Lagos, but the URBAN SAFARI edition sparked light in people’s hearts.
The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love –love for the Fashion, Makeup, Gele and the Kiddie’s Runway as well as the Food. The URBAN SAFARI was the first indoor shopping experience that got a lot of people talking, from the concept of the event, to the products sold by vendors, Games, the DJ was super LIT, the musical performances were everything that could make your night.
It was a well-attended event with over a thousand guests and over 40 vendors. With our bellies full of yummy grills, healthy smoothies, fresh palm wine and a couple of mocktails and cocktails, we kicked off the show with makeup runway followed by a musical performance.
The Art exhibition was nothing short of magical with loads of talented artists showcasing their finest pieces, while there was live body painting.
Summer is here let’s have some tropical infused experience. Belleabeau promises an appealing atmosphere for a retail experience with cool afro beat music for shoppers to vibe to while browsing through stalls. There would also be loads of giveaways…ladies and gents this is not to be missed
Now the much talked about Lifestyle Concourse BELLEABEAU will be back July 2nd themed TROPICAL FEST. With over 50 vendors and engaging activities for customers.
We are all about promoting SMEs at the same time having fun. Vendors looking for platforms to promote your brand?
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If yes, this is where you need to be 2nd of July 2017.
Venue: The Lekki Coliseum, 14 Providence Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Summer is here let’s have some tropical infused experience. Belleabeau promises an appealing atmosphere for a retail experience with cool afro beat music for shoppers to vibe to while browsing through stalls. There would also be loads of giveaways…ladies and gents this is not to be missed.
Follow the official page @belleabeau for live updates
Brand new vibe from the KING producer himself DTUNES , co produced by LUSH BEATZ this one is titled OGOGORO and it features the ever fire cracking WALE TURNER and fast rising DMW vocal slinger YONDA .. LISTEN AND ENJOY
A few days ago, Patoranking shared a photo of himself with a pregnant lady and then later shared another of the baby’s birth which sparked rumors of him having a baby.
There was a lot of skepticism on the validity of the assumptions owing to the size of the body.
The singer has however dispelled the rumors with the teaser of his new music video “Love You Die” featuring Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz. The video which he shared on his Instagram page showed the lady in the photo holding her protruding belly. He captioned the photo:
OUT SEPT 1ST 2017 #Loveyoudie#Skylevel
Watch the teaser below:
Mavin recording artiste, Reekado Banks was videoed acting all loved up with his girlfriend, Emem Inuikim as he squeezed her bosoms.
In the short clip, the singer can be heard saying,
“I’m pressing her br**sts,”
This comes as no no surprise to us though as earlier this year, the singer confessed that he loved b**bs and that “Na chest Go Kill Me”
At Last!!!!!! Superstar VIZKIDO, One Of Cotonou’s Finest And Most Versatile Artiste, Has Finally Dropped The Most Anticipated Jam In Benin Republic Titled “OJU KAN (One Eye)”.
Vizkido Well Known To Be One Of The Best Lyricists You Would Ever Know, Has Decided To Show A High Level Of Versatility And Pull A Wizkid On This Jam To Give Us His Own Sound From The Other Side. The Jam was produced by Antras, Mixed and Mastered by HBeat.
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CDQ – Kosere. It’s No Struggle No Success Season, NSNS General CDQ took summer to a totally new level with his latest stick titled “Kosere” which when deciphered means “No Play”.
The “Say Baba” vocalist starting late drops “Woss” which was named as a cover to Olamide’s latest banger “WO”, CDQ bars on “Kosere” would apparently send your foots to move floor.
Download & share your thoughts.
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon Monday night held the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a 1-all daw.
The 2018 World Cup qualifier was played at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Cameroon.
Recall that the Super Eagles won the first leg in Uyo last Friday by 4-0.
Nigeria took the leader through Moses Simeon who scored in the 30th minute.
The Belgian based forward took advantage of a poor clearance to beat goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.
ENTRAILING TWILIGHT _ _ _ _
That familiar smell is in the Air again,the fragrance Of The very start of summer! aho
Do you feel like you need a head-up? Do you want to cool off and enjoy specially summer bliss?Or Do you want to be in a place you to rediscover your youthful vigour and vitality probably lost in your years back??
Lagos,if so…Then, you need to be here!!!
69entertainment Media Partners comes alive with the orgies and biggest concert In the city “Summer Party.” Featuring Naija hottest and finest artists:, @iammayorkun , @dotmanofficial , @dremodrizzy , @yonda_music , @ichabalavish , @airboyrado , @viktohybnl @whobeSurpize , Grenda Badman,Malique,T Classic,David King,Chorus,Flowolf,Attitude,Dapo Tuburna and many more.
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Looks like Bobrisky doesn’t care about his ‘hatuurrss’ or what Nigerians think anymore! He shared an unclad photo of his ass via Instagram minutes ago, asking people to buy his bleaching cream to look as fresh as he is and also pay a whole lot of cash to get a full nud3 photo of himself. Lol
Davido Music Worldwide(DMW) and Lazyboy Entertainment presents another one from YONDA titled BAD GIRL RIRI after the so much attention on LAS VEGAS both the original and the remix. This new jam is set to lock down the industry as it’s a straight HIT. Enjoy
Mavin Records first lady – Tiwa Savage is giving us the details of her forthcoming “Sugar Cane” EP in bits and pieces. Having confirmed 22nd of September, 2017 as the release date, she has now released the tracklist for the extended play.
The hugely-anticipated EP features Wizkid and Spellz and it contains a total of six tracks with the previously released “All Over”. We can’t wait to listen to this body of work.
“DeeJay Blazee” is undoubtedly the most prominent upcoming and highly rated DJ in Lagos right now.. After releasing two hot mixtapes earlier this month; he dished out this Wavy Mixtape for lovers of good music’s. Connect with DeeJay Blazee on twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @deejayblazee
2Kings x Pato Bend DOWN
AdekunleGold Cal On Me
IllBliss x RunTown Alhaji
Phyno X WandeCoal Zamo Zamo
DPrince x Wizkid So Nice
Danagog x Mayorkun I Love You
DBanj x TheFedz Comment Ca Va
Deshinor New Wave
DelB X Timaya RunTown Die For Yuh Whine
DJBigN X TiwaSavge X BurnaBoy Anything(For You)
DJKaywise x TiwaSavage Informate
DJXclusive x TiwaSavage x Solid Pose
DJMaphorisa x Kly SnapDatShit
Drake x Wizkid Come Closer
DTunes Your Love
Eva x SmallDoctor Feeling
Dotman My Woman
Dbanj Be With You
GospelOnDeBeat xTeknoxPato Sauce
HarrySong Record Of Life
Ichaba x Davido Baby Mama
Humblesmith Beautiful Lagos
Iyanya Baby Answer
Mavin Upto Something
Jaywon x Twist Jomi Joromi
Juls M Wave
JuniorBoy x OritseFemi Fear God
KingPromise Oh Yeah
Wizkid Cant Believe
LAX Run Away
MaleekBerry Bend It
Orezi Cooking Pot
LAX X WandeCoal RunAway Rmx
PauliB X LilKesh SugarRush
Phyno If To Say
Praiz x sARKODIE Me & You
NaetoC Kill’n Me Softly
Praiz X Wizkid Body Hot RMX
Selebobo x DAVIDO WakaWaka
Stonebwoy My Name
Skales X BurnaBoy Temper Rmx
Skuki Pass The Agbara
Sarkodie x Benji Long Distance
Maleekberry Been Calling
Wizkid Medicine Rmx
Simi Hiphop Huyyay
YungPablo X JuniorBoy Hustle
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Stylista, fashion entrepreneur and daughter of the current Governor of Oyo State Abisola Kola-Daisi was recently spotted in a teaser released for a new episode of Hollywood reality TV show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians“.
In the teaser, posted on a Kardashian fan page, Abisola and her close friend Malika Haqq joined Khloe Kardashian and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson backstage of a set as they talk about taking a trip together.
Will Abisola become a series regular?
Young B Dabilly is not slowing down anytime soon , after the successful Premiere of his debut single ONYEKEM and a captivating visuals to it , he is out again with an explosives!
OSE is the new thing get familiar with it because its specifically crafted for the Billioniares and the movers and shakers in the society .
Produced ,Mixed and Mastered by Shakerman .
With Over 2months of continuous reign of the smash hit single “MAMA” by MAYORKUN on music playlist all over Nigeria and Africa, Ace Disc Jockey, “CROWD KONTROLLER” puts a spin to it, giving it a new fresh tune and sound for music listeners to vibe with.
This done in collaboration with the prolific producer, ODH who‘s worked with the likes of, AJEBUTTER, NINIOLA, DREMO MAYORKUN just to mention a few. And DAVIDO MUSIC WORLDWIDE flagship bearer MAYORKUN with the vocals to the Deep House instrumental served on this dance piece. It is sure to get you dancing and bumping your head to.
This will be the first of so many mash-up projects from the
After successful release of that powerful tune #STORY which is still enjoying more airplay across the country, CY did not relent, he’s always working on something and he just made something BeautifuLL out of #Pommile by Reminisce, it’s a MashUp prod. By Shegzy, you’ll fall in love with this… Keep supporting good music #Team_CY @iamcyaahh
Kheeng Shuga returns with another mind blowing trap for the hood and the hustlers. This one is titled “Pablo” featuring dapa and singbonle. Produced by lisobeatz.
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TIM aka Saucedaddy is back this Time With Another BANGER titled TIM ON FIRE. He featured ICE PRINCE on This. Just like His Wavy Tune “LAGER” ft Vector……… Trust Me THIS IS MASSIVE
Hyperteck Records Presents A Brand New Single From Legendary Singer 2baba Titled Unconditional Love.The Song is a tribute to mothers worldwide as He Sings About His Own Mum raising Him With Uncoditional Love
It’s safe to say Falz just pulled a “Beyonce” on us as the rapper has now unveiled a surprise album titled “27“.
It has always been on the cards anyway as he has dropped quite a number of hit tracks ever since his sophomore album “Stories That Touch” that dropped late 2015.
Tracks like ”bad , baddo, baddest“, ” whedone sir “, ” something light ” and even the more recent ”la fete ” are all on this new body of work.
The 17-track album also features top quality guest artists such as Burna Boy, Olamide, Terry Apala, Davido, Ycee, Wande Coal, Sir Dauda, and Medikal
MOBXCLUSIVE Presents it’s maiden Edition of mixtape titled Made on Belief (MOB) Hosted by Famous Dj maxz,Official Disc Jokey for Magnito and Freegbedu.com,the mixtape Features trending songs of top artists and uprising acts of the industry and a special song appearances by El-Puppa,AHEC3 and Lil 3 to grace your playlist.
Intro – Adexdaflex & Magnito
El’puppa – Medicine Cover
Ichaba – Aduke
Oladips – Chache
Mayorkun – Mama
Shegxy – Oyato
AHEc3 – Bia Ntey
Ichaba Ft Davido – Baby Mama
Dice Ailes – Ella
Davido – If
Davido – Fall
Tekno – Go
French Montana,J Balvin Ft Swae_Lee – Unforgettable Latin Remix
Xbusta – Runs Girl
Tekno – Samantha
Skales Ft Burnaboy – Temper Remix
Asho – Calling Freestyle
Oskido_s Candy – Tsa Mandebele Kids
Small doctor – Penalty
Wande coal ft Djtunez – Iskaba
Niniola – Sicker
Reekado Banks – Easy Jeje
Olamide – Wo
Magnito – Gilrs
Asho – Dance
Juniorboy Ft 9ice – Irapada Remix
Shegxy – Aye Nlo
9ice Ft Davido – Living things
Masterkraft ft. Da Unknown – Hello
Cdq x Olamide – Wo
DJ Xclusive x Masterkraft – Shawarma
Olamide – Update
Yonda ft Mayorkun – Bad Girl Riri
Lil 3 – Eboro Amen
Outro – Adexdaflex & Magnito
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Coming Off Falz‘s Surprise Album 27, We Present To You A Single Titled “Way” Off The Album featuring Back Diamond Wande Coal, Listen Up And Don’t Forget To Drop Your Comments
Another Track Off Falz’s Surprise Album 27, This On Is Dubbed My Money And It Features Nelson Jacks’ Apala Hip Hop Act Terry Apala
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Off Falz‘s Surprise Album 27, Here Is Another Sick Song Off the body of work titled Alright and it features Burna Boy
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After hit back to back 9ice teams Ayinde Sulaimon Damola better known by is stage name Kosere, Nigerian born singer and entertainer based in South Africa. One Man Food Remix Produced by Boldface is a song to keep y’all fans smiling , download and enjoy
Oritse Femi and his wife to be Nabila have released their pre-wedding photos ahead of their white wedding coming up November 25th 2017
Singer, Reekado Banks just got a surprise gift from one of his fans, and it’s something an artiste don’t get from fans quite often. The ‘Jeje’ singer got a Mercedes Benz C300 from one his loyal fans who appreciates his music.
Sharing the news on Instagram, the fan wrote alongside a video;
“For the love of mavin and Reeky’s jam, i decided to give this c300 to my bro @Reekadobanks before leaving Nigeria. God bless your music”
Sound Sultan has been sharing photos of himself, Wizkid and 2Baba recently on social media which turn out to be a build up to this new hit single titled “Geshomo” produced by Masterkraft and all three superstars came through on this one.
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Grab a copy of The Guardian as Patoranking talks about his journey to stardom in the Nigerian music industry.
Watch behind the scenes for the cover shoot:
Patoranking, real name Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, is a singer and songwriter is recognised for his infusion of reggae and dancehall with a Nigerian twist. Having grown up in Ebute Metta, the artist made a name underground before going mainstream.
Popular singer, Iyanya may be leaving Mavin Records soon. This new development emerged during the week following recent happenings in the Mavin family.
The trouble within the crew became more obvious to the public as none of them except Don Jazzy’s next step, dropped birthday wishes at his instance on their social media platforms same day.
According to reports, things have not been really smooth for Iyanya since he joined over the last one year.
It is gathered that while artistes like Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks have made a great progress, Iyanya’s career does not appear to have grown or made any major appreciable progress since he teamed up with Don Jazzy.
#WhatIf I told you your week is gonna be lit?
#WhatIf you’re about to be pleasantly surprised?
#WhatIf Falzthebahdguy shows up at your doorstep?
Yes! You read that right!
Falzthebahdguy is ready to give you a November to remember!
Courtesy of the Pulse movement, Falz with some other notable celebs will be storming houses across the country with the #PulseHouseParty this month.
Want Falz and friends to bring the party to you?
Get ready for the surprise of a lifetime!
Remember, we are Pulse! #ItsWhoWeAre.
It’s been a rollercoaster year for Davido, from a successful tour and back to back hit songs, his involvement with the police over the death of his friend Tagbo, his collaboration with Orange Culture, his recent announcement of his first headline event in Lagos in almost 5 years.
“FIA” was produced by Fresh, and it tells a story about what has been going on so far, better song writing too when compared to IF & FALL.
The visuals should drop anytime soon
Listen to the audio below
It is an earth-shattering collaboration as afro-pop titans collide Tekno and guest Wizkid collide on the host’s new single titled “Mama”.The Made Men Music Group performer delivers an inspiring mid-tempo tune with a weighty message, that is sure to make “Mama” a signature number and a global smash.
Expected to be housed on Tekno’s debut LP; “Mama” follows-up Tekno’s string of serial afro-pop hits – “Go”, “Rara”, “Pana” etc. “Mama” is available on all music platforms and stores.
There was a strong tension in Dubai as Wizkid, his gang and that of Davido’s clashed on their way to perform at the One Africa Music fest Dubai..
The Nigerian music stars decided to test of their beef physically, and they had no other place to do it than Dubai, Music Blogger Blessing Diribe who shared the video said it was so tensed that, they exchanged blows and threw bottles at each other, It was so messy that Wizkid got a black eye..
In the video the both gangs could be heard shouting ‘OBO, Starboy’
The Cause of the fight could be traced to nothing other than the ‘i better pass am’ tag they carry for each other, and their social media everyday clash, Wizkid says Davido has got a Frog Voice, which hurts him, and in return Davido says Wizkid can’t make hit badder than him, which is also painful, so fighting dirty is just a way of expressing it..
But in Another Man’s Country? i Drop my pen..
Brand new single from TBM’s recording act Sean Dennis Aka SD the Sikedi crooner. After dropping the smash hit Sikedi ( come close ) , He is back with a new banging tune off his forth coming Mixtape / EP. He titled this one #MoneyCrush which is produced by fast rising music producer Disally.
After series of drops from sifter finally came with another hit tune titled AROWOLO produced by HTEE
Burna Boy – Streets Of Africa – Spaceship Entertainment’s Frontier Burna Boy Is Out With A Brand New Single Titled Street Of Africa
Yusuf Oyegok born in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of June better known as “Gokelet” is a Nigerian Afro pop/ R n’ B pop crooner and performing artiste. He’s currently pushing a movement alongside his boss “wolex” Merit Music Entertainment (MME). He started music at a tender age while listening to the likes of Plantashun Boiz, style plus and lots of musical icons and later joined a group called “Young Believers Ministry” to sharpen his musical skills while playing the drums and the guitar. He finished his secondary school in Obele Community Junior And Senior High School, Randle and later got an admission to study mass communication in National Open University Of Nigeria.
after the successful release of his two singles tittled “Doing It ” and “Be Mine” which has been getting air play, buzzing and making waves on the internet.
He’s gone to the drawing board and due to his love for the people In the street…. He would be dropping a new tune that would inspire the hustlers on the street and also a vibe that would give them an insight of a better tomorrow even in a recessional period titled Iyanu Masele. Connect with him on all social media platforms via @simplygokelet
Goldenboy Entertainment/DMW act Peruzzi unveils his first single since the announcement of his signing under the DMW imprint and it is a remix of his previous single “For Your Pocket” on which he features Davido.
The track was produced by Speroach Beatz.
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Hip Hop force – Yung6ix has had a stellar year with singles like “money is relevant” featuring Percy & Phyno, “Let Me Know” featuring Davido and ‘no favors” featuring Dice Ailes.
The rapper is gearing up to release his sophomore album titled “High Star”, to stoke up the ember he has decided to release one of the standout songs on the LP as a single.
The song titled “Gbe Seyin” features raving Afro-House act – Niniola and together they both put out a radio friendly single.
Gospel singer and daughter of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and his ex-wife Anita Ebhodaghe Schafer, got engaged to Phillip early this month.
Carrisa and Philip have now taken to Instagram to share photos from their special day.
TrendzHauz Media official Disk Jockey, DJ Davisy comes through with his much anticipated bangers titled “Jade Wa” and “Wole” which features fast rising acts, Hurdihmoore and Stonedteezy.
“Jade Wa” and “Wole” which is coming through to disturb clubs, street and airwaves was produced by Vampire Beatz.
DJ Davisy is an in-house DJ at Nigeria’s No. 1 Entertainment website “Naijaloaded” and he hosts “Top Songs In Naija” monthly mixtape for the prestigious platform. Without much ado, check on the double banger below and share your thoughts
The whole of 2017 is blessed for Switchkid as he bombarded us with too many dope hits songs back to back.
We’ve not even finished rocking “Banger” and the YSLN boss has thrown another Jam at us to rock the fast approaching festive period with.
The new banger titled “Fia Matter” Cover by Davido is a banger for sure.. Switchkid is indeed the real definition of the word “Best“..
You all should Jam the new song and don’t forget to tell us what you think about the song..Produced By Kizzy Beatz
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yo Balogun, aka Wizkid’s latest song, Manya, which was recently uploaded to YouTube, has been removed.
There have been rumours trying to explain the reason the video was pulled down, however, reports say Manya was removed because of Wizkid’s agreement with Sonic music.
The contract allegedly places a limitation on the amount of local content he can release. Perhaps this is why he didn’t do a video for all his songs this year.
The video can now be found on one Mutay of Legendary Beatz’s YouTube account.
Manya video was number one trending song on YouTube before it was taken down. Now, the video is neither on Wizkid’s VEVO nor on Starboy’s YouTube.
Before it was pulled down, the video amassed over 1.5 million views within a week.
However, on Mut4y’s YouTube account, it has been viewed over 80,000 times.
Happen Nation act Alien goes all in this year 2017 after the release of “NBM Cypher” where he was featured alongside Pelepele, YBNL Davolee, Ricbain…
On this joint, Alien blends new jam with the song titled “Same Time” teaming up with Pelepele…
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Pastor who claims he received instruction from God storms a Club’s premises in Calabar to dig out charm allegedly used to attract customers
Vector weighs in on the current situation in the country on this Samklef-produced number. He addresses the slavery issues in Libya, the #EndSARS trend and other issues in the country.
Coming off the back of the successful roll-out of his Afrobeat summer single No Yawa, Tolani returns to the music scene with a new song titled Live. The song is a 3 minute sonic depiction of a full live set Afrobeat show, with a message encouraging the listener to “live” life.
Live is almost definitely Tolani’s last musical offering of the year and we can only anticipate what he’s got in store for 2018.
For now, download/stream, listen to and tell us what you think about the song in the comment section
Nigeria’s dancehall act Timaya has bagged a Grammy Nomination for his feature on Morgan Heritage’s “Avrakedabra” “Avrakedabra”.
Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artiste, Denroy Morgan. The band comprises Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan, and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.
The singer featured alongside Ghanaian Afropop singer, Stonebwoy, Chubb Rock, Stylo G, Bunji Garlin, Dre Zion & Jaheil off Morgan Heritage’s new “Avrekedabra” album.
“Avrekedabra” was nominated for the Best Reggae Album award and will slug it out with “Chronology” by Chronixx, “Lost In Paradise” by Common Kings, “Wash House Ting” by J Boog and “Stony Hill” by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.
If the album wins in its category at the 60th Grammy Awards come 28th of January, Timaya will be the first Nigerian-based act with a Grammy.
Wizkid and Kah-Lo failed to win at the Grammy Awards in 2016, but Nigeria did not totally lose out.
Cynthia Erivo, a singer and actress born in London to Nigerian immigrants, won a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of the musical The Color Purple in 2016.
The 60th edition of The Grammy Awards will air live from the Madison Square Gardens on January 28.
Here is “Bugatti” by Solidstar song produced by JayNunny download and enjoy
Starboy Entertainment proudly presents this spanking new single titled “000” featuring Wizkid and Burna Boy from Nigeria, Zingah and Maphorisa from South Africa. 000 is produced by Lunii Skipz and its a sick tune.
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Nigerian music star Seyi Shay closes what is already an amazing year with the release of her new single BIA and fans are sure to have a treat listening to this.
Produced by Lussh, the Afro pop smash has salsa influences mixed with local drums, flutes and percussions. It was mixed and mastered by Selebobo.
The pop star definitely brings something new to the table with this sound and you should listen up.
He was brought before the magistrate at about 2:50 pm, thereafter his trial began in the presence of law officers and the press.
1. Burna Boy appeared in court in a Lexus SUV with plainclothes officers. His case hearing took place at the Magistrate Court 1, at the old secretariat building in Ikeja.
2. The court clerk read the charges levelled against him which were two in number, first was “Accessory to the fact” while the second charge was “Hoarding of information.” According to the clerk, Burna Boy knew what transpired at Eko Hotels and Suites on the day of the attack on Mr 2Kay.
3. When asked he was guilty, Burna Boy pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
4. He was then granted bail with someone to stand as a surety and 100,000 Naira.
5. The case was then adjourned to Friday, December 29, 2017.
SOURCE: PULSE NG
Flash back and you can relate with his first & second singles release titled, ” I Miss You” & “Fader Bale” respectively, you’ll attest to that.
His Medicine (ReggaeCover) release with Wizkid triggered his talent and has left a lasting impression on his fans.
And now, here comes a new wave, a pure dancehall banger titled, “Steady & Slow” feat. WILL. This song will blow ur mind. Song produced by Abel Jay and Mixed by Notimonster. Released under Minista Records.
You already know, that EL’Puppa is unpredictable, his unique vocals is extraordinary and nobody knows what he drops next until you get a feel.
Adekunle Seyi Also know as Shorae Moore (Shorae for short) started off his career going by the stage name “Seyi Ade” which he released a cover of the talented D’ija’s “awww”. It’s been 24 months of tireless push for a better improved version of himself hence the re-branding and it is safe to say that the world is ready to meet and hear this multi-talented young man take the stage and fill their ears with his thoughts. Shorae who recently signed to EnigmaMediaINC is back with a new sound and to show his diversification in music with a new song titled My Way which was produced by Cracker Mallo, mixed and mastered by Suka Sounds. A song that energizes then soul and ignite the idea sparks within. Great Tempo, Great Sound and Perfect Lyrics. Download and Enjoy Connect on Twitter and Instagram Via @shoraeofficial @enigmamedia_inc
OKORIE Godwill DCDOB MUSIC artist Better know as Godaino is a Nigerian Afro Pop recently dropped a banging track tittled DESIGNER now he his here with another hit track tittle IJO ft Dcdob you need to update your playlist with this. Download listen and enjoy
Big Brother Naija star and singer Debie-Rise has drop her debut Project Titled “R.A.G.E” (Rise Against General Expectations) We present a new single titled ”FREE ME”.
The 11 Complete track EP Titled “R.A.G.E” (Rise Against General Expectations) with guest appearances from Nigeria Top Artist – Bassey.
The Street-Man Shatta Wale dishes out another Hustle anthem which he delivers his shatta movement kinda tune dubbed “Kappa For Dey”.
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Eniola Badmus offers 200k reward for anyone who can find her stolen dog