Month: December 2011

OPA WILLIAMS ENDS NITE OF A THOUSAND LAUGHS

 Nite of a thousand laffs need no introduction, the comedy programme which came on board in 1995 has played host to the likes of Basketmouth, I go Dye, Julius Agwu, Okey Bakkasi and many more. Movie Producer and the Producer, Opa Williams has decided to bring the show to an end. According to him, the show unlike before is no more unique as it used to be as many comedians are doing similar shows, comedians according to him are trying to recreate the show and also recycling the same jokes. The final editions will however take place on 26th December 2011 in Benin and January 1, 2012 in Port...

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MTV LAUNCHES COMEDY CHANNEL.

Targetted mainly at kids and youth, MTV Networks Africa has launched a new channel called ‘Comedy Central’. It’s a bespoke 24-hour English language comedy channel reaching viewers in 47 territories in sub-saharan Africa. Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa said ‘we are delighted to bring humour, smiles and laughter to viewers by adding comedy central to our existing portfolio of brands”. The channel has kicked...

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ARIK AIRLINE HOSTESS CAUGHT IN THE UK WITH COCAINE

I usually don’t do this on a good day but this took me by surprise and I just had to share it. A 30 year-old air hostess working for Arik Air, by name Chinwendu Uwakaonyenma Ogbonnaya, was on Sunday 18th December 2011 arrested at Heathrow Airport for concealing and smuggling four kilograms of cocaine into the United Kingdom. According to The British high commission in Abuja, “She had arrived into Heathrow Terminal 4 having travelled on an Arik Air flight from Lagos in Nigeria, she was charged with attempting to import a class A substance, and appeared before Uxbridge Magistrate court in the UK Arik airline however has promised to support the British police and the magistrates in the matter even as it regrets that the incident is the first involving its crew. Source:...

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MONALISA CHINDA LANDS VITA 500 ENDORSEMENT DEAL

Monalisa Chinda Even as the year is running to an abrupt end, pretty Nollywood actress and Glo ambassador Monalisa is still counting her blessings. A month ago, the single mother was made the face of CARNIRIV, an annual internationally acclaimed Port Harcourt carnival, now she has just landed an endorsement deal believed to be worth about 30million naira. The Rivers State indigene is now the face of Vita 500, an energy drink from South Korea currently in circulation in Nigeria and some West African...

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15-MATCH BAN: “I WILL NOT APPEAL”- SAMUEL ETO’O

Samuel Eto’O Samuel Eto’O doesn’t look like someone who could hurt a fly right? Was equally shocked when I read this. Anyways, the Camerounian was accused of instigating the indomitable lions (of Cameroun) to boycot an international friendly match against Algeria in November. And in view of that, the Disciplinary Committee of Cameroun’s Football Federation have decreed that for contravening Articles 8 and 10 of the body which demands compliance with the rule of unalloyed loyalty to Cameroun as far as international duty is concerned, the 30 year-old captain would be banned from participating in 15 international matches. The world’s highest paid footballer who was however given 10 days to appeal said he has no intention of appealing the decision of his nation’s FA committee. (Ghen gheunnn, Eto sef don vex ooo, oya now)...

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PHOTOS FROM THE LAUNCH OF HAIR BY HAIR STUDIO IN LAGOS

Genevieve Nnaji Efe Tommy Vixen Toolz Louis Priddy Ladies who are intent on giving their hair a first-class treatment should look no further. Hair by Hair, the newest and perhaps one of the funkiest hair studios in the country was launched on 10th December, 2011 at Victoria Island, Lagos. Cited close to the Bar Beach, the classy Hair by Hair Studio boasts of departments like braids centre, a cove with the state of art facilities mainly for fixing braids and stuffs, the retail centre which offers virtually everything a lady might need as far as hair, cosmetics and other accessories are concerned, a make-up studio as well as a photo studio. There are also hair clinics, manicure and pedicure centre, VIP lounge/bar overlooking the ocean. The structure of the building is simply breath-taking and aristocratic. Hardly has there been such huge investment in hair studio in the country. Hair by Hair is sure a trail blazer, creating a stand-out impression in hair treatments and services in the country. With state-of-the-art facilities and enough fashion experts on board, the studio is carving a big niche in terms of hair...

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WORLD’S SHORTEST WOMAN

 Seriously, I still don’t get it. The first time I saw this picture, I thought she was a doll but she isn’t. It’s unfortunate I have to save my million and one questions and accept this. (Lol). But seriously how does she sound like? How does she relate with people, what chores/job does she do? Does she have any children? I think I have to rest my case, the answers are not forthcoming. At least she has earned herself a place in the Guinness Book Of Records. Kudos, you are a chick in your own...

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ANDRE DEDE AYEW NAMED 2011 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR.

Andre receiving his plaque from his dad Ghana and Marseille winger, Andre Dede Ayew has been adjudged BBC’s African Footballer of the year 2011 beating Yaya Toure, Gervinho, Samuel Eto’O and Seydou Keita. The 21-year-old was voted by African football fans based on his skill, technical ability, team work, consistency and fairplay. “I’m honoured and surprised to receive this prestigious award, especially considering the great players who have won it in the past,” said Ayew. Dede” becomes the fifth Ghanaian to win after his father, Sammy Kuffour (2001), Michael Essien (2006) and last year’s winner Asamoah Gyan. PREVIOUS WINNERS 2010 – Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland & Ghana) 2009 – Didier Drogba 2010 – Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland & Ghana) 2009 – Didier Drogba (Chelsea & Ivory Coast) 2008 – Mohamed Aboutrika (Al Ahly & Egypt) 2007 – Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal & Togo) 2006 – Michael Essien (Chelsea & Ghana) 2005 – Mohamed Barakat (Al Ahly & Egypt) 2004 – Jay Jay Okocha (Bolton & Nigeria) 2003 – Jay Jay Okocha (Bolton & Nigeria) 2002 – El Hadji Diouf (Liverpool & Senegal) 2001 – Sammy Kuffour (Bayern Munich & Ghana) 2000 – Patrick Mboma (Parma &...

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BARCELONA CLAIMS 2011 CLUB WORLD CUP TITLE

Lionel Messi Barca team Captain Puyol lifts up the trophy players throwing pep Gaurdiola in the air Fabregas, Pique and Puyol Fabregas and Iniesta Okies! This is like an intro, so happy to write about this, as a huge and consistent barca fan, I’m glad this went to my best club and of course this didn’t come easy, the team worked their butts out to achieve another feat. Barcelona Football Club has been crowned Club World Cup champions after their 4-0 victory over Santos on 18th december, 2011. Ballon D’Or winner and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, launched the scoring spree for the Catalans, before Xavi and Cesc Fabregas added their names to the score sheet. For his epic and spectacular performance in the match, the quiet Argentine was also awarded the best player for the Club World Cup 2011. Lanky and handsome Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, together with some of the footballers dedicated the victory to David Villa who was unavoidably absent owing to an injury and also to Ibrahim Afellay. In his words, Pep said, “We played a great game of football and people were happy to have seen it. Its great that we won it two times in three years. Winning 13 of 16 times is a huge thing, thanks to the mentality of the players. People will remember that this club won 2 club world clubs,...

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KIM KARDASHIAN WINS “MOST-ILL MANNERED PERSON OF 2011” AWARD

For making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage, the National League of Junior Cotillons have awarded television personality and international model, Kim Kardashian as the “Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011.” Kim whose lavish marriage to Kris Humphries’ lasted for 72-day marriage earned her the title. Kate Middleton, for the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight was honoured with the Best-Mannered Person of 2011 award, 17 year-old Justin Bieber took the second place for consistently showing courtesy to fans.  National Director, National League of Junior Cottilons, (NLJC) Elizabeth Anne Winters said that the annual selections are based on the demonstration of dignity, honor, and respect by celebrities. WIÑNERS’ LIST 1) Kate Middleton – for the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight. 2) Justin Bieber – for consistently showing courtesy to his fans. 3) Paula Abdul – for her encouragement to aspiring entertainers. 4) Aaron Rodgers – for being a positive example for young athletes. 5) Taylor Swift – for inspiring young people with her music and her manners. 6) George Stephanopoulos – for extending warmth and kindness to “Good Morning America” guests. 7) Jackie Evancho – for demonstrating humility and politeness as a young performer. 8) Erin Burnett – for the respect she shows others as a network host. 9) Emma Watson – for...

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST 16 DRAW

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST-16 DRAW  This is the list of the champions league last 16 clubs, lets keep our fingers crossed and see who overcomes who? but the pairings don’t really look bread and butter? Lyon v APOEL Nicosia Napoli v Chelsea AC Milan v Arsenal Basel v Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid Zenit St Petersburg v Benfica Marseille v Inter...

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ALL IS SET FOR OVATION RED CAROL 2011

 The Christmas season is one if not the most beautiful festive period on planet earth. To add beauty and appeal to the outstanding season, Publisher, Ovation international magazine, Chief Dele Momodu, in his usual custom of putting up a glamorous christmas carol concert, this year selected 17 of Nigeria’s amazing musicians to churn out an awesome theme song for the 2011 edition of the Ovation red carol. Produced by ace musician cum music producer OJB Jezreel, the 17 stars include Yemi Alade, Waje, Ice prince, Eva, Sir Shina Peters, Wizkid, YQ, Segun Obe, Chidinma, IBK, Jaywon, Malaika, Shayne, Ugly, Karate kid, Dipp, Kefee. The song is a classic, the blend fantastic. The chorus, “Near or far, no matter where you are, love is in the air, Ovation Red Carol is here” reverberates. Download here....

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IKEJA CITY MALL IN PICTURES

The Ikeja City Mall launched by Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola threw its doors open to customers/shoppers on December 14. The mall space accommodates about 100 shops including Shoprite, KFC, Mr. Price, Twice as Nice, Nike, Time-Keeper, Aldo and many more It also incorporates informal meeting places, a food hall and a five-screen Silverbird cinema. Photo courtesy of...

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EPIC MOVIE, ‘INALE’ HITS NATIONAL THEATRE

‘Inale’, one of the most outstanding epic movies in Nigeria would be available at the National Theatre, Iganmu from 24th December 2011-3rd January 2012 from 12, 3 and 6pm. The movie which won the award for the Best Soundtrack in the recent Best of Nollywood (BON) awards stars Ini Edo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Dede Mabiaku,Keppy Ekpeyoung, Mbong Amata, Caroline Chikezie and many more. Produced by award-winning Keke Bongwus and directed by maverick director, Jeta Amata, the film is a folklore told in Otukpo, Benue State with themes on tradition, envy, love and...

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ARSENAL TO DISCOVER ANOTHER KANU IN NIGERIA.

 Officials of Arsenal football club have revealed their intentions of searching for ‘another Nwankwo Kanu’ during the pre-season playing tour coming up in Nigerian in 2012. The retired Super Eagles skipper Kanu Nwankwo who played for the club from 1999-2004 won several major pieces of silverware including two EPL Championship medals with the London club. Going by what Arsenal marketing chief, Angus Kinnear saw during his short visit in Nigeria, the club could again strike a gold by discovering another Kanu. “Arsene Wenger will be glad at what is present here. He is a man who does not consider passports but talents and I believe his coming next year would produce another Nwankwo Kanu,” a very impressed Kinnear said after he inspected facilities at the Abuja National Stadium and met with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation. Source: The...

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BEHIND-THE-SCENE PICTURES OF RITA DOMINIC’S ‘THE MEETING’ MOVIE

 Add caption  Sometime ago, I wrote about Sultry actress, Rita Dominic’s first film ever called ‘The Meeting’, produced by her production company, ‘The Audrey Silver Company’. Above are the behind-the-scene pictures. Starring Rita Dominic, Femi Jacobs, Nse Ikpe Etim and others, the romantic-drama which would be released by March 2012 follow the travails of Makinde Esho (Femi Jacobs), a Lagos-based telecoms executive, who is in Abuja to meet with the Honourable Minister of Land Resources. His efforts to meet the minister are however being frustrated by the minister’s powerful secretary, Clara (Rita Dominic). He has to meet with the minister in order to save his job, and somehow get back to Lagos in time for the graduation of his daughter. Under pressure, and running out of time. Source:...

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