Month: March 2012

PHOTOS: TIMI DAKOLO TIES THE KNOT

Erstwhile West African Idol winner, Timi Dakolo bade bachelorhood goodbye today March 31st 2012 as he walked his longtime fiance Busola Amupitan down the aisle. The low-key wedding which was attended by few friends, colleagues and family members took place in Ilorin, Kwara State. The talented singer took to his twitter page to express his joy, "I think i am getting married 2day as opposed to yesterday….", "Tweeting from the altar; I have counted the cost and i have made a choice…." The couple have a 2 year-old son (Alex) and rumour has it that Busola is expecting another child. We wish the couple a blissful...

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BARCELONA TO HONOUR LIONEL MESSI AHEAD OF MATCH

Though full details are still sketchy but preparations by Spanish club Barcelona to honour one of their outstanding footballers Lionel Messi are in top gear. The three-time world's best footballer who became the club's all-time top goalscorer when he broke Cesar Rodriguez, (ex Barcelona player)'s 50-year record of 232 goals will be honoured with a tribute before the club's game with Athletic Bilbao today. According to goal.com, the tribute will be in form of a combined footage of both Rodriguez and Messi. Source: goal.comWell-deserved hun!...

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: BIG BEN, ‘BOYS ARE SMILING JO’

Big Ben, the rapper who produced a fantastic song for the #OccupyNigeria" rally titled "I Don Tire ft. Tonia Zee" is out with another banger. Signed under Drumline Entertainment, his new song is titled, "Boys Are Smiling Jo!" LISTEN + DOWNLOAD *4shared >>>>>>>* http://www.4shared.com/mp3/FbcttQEr/Big_Ben__Boys_Are_Smiling_FUL.html? *Hulkshare>>>>>>*...

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UEFA BANS ARSENE WENGER FOR IMPROPER CONDUCT

UEFA, the administrative body for football in Europe has banned Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger for his uncomplimentary remarks about referee Damir Skomina during Arsenal's Champions League game with AC Milan on 6th March 2012. This will be the third time the French would be picking a ban. Asides that, the coach who has been suspended from carrying out his managerial duties for the next three European games will pay a fine of €40,000 (£33,000). The match which ended 3-0 didn't favour the club as they were knocked out 4-3 on aggregate, Wenger couldn't hide his feelings either, "I was not happy with the referee tonight because I felt he gave many free-kicks in the middle of the park." Speaking before the news was made public, the 63 year-old ex footballer said, "If I am suspended then it is not justified and I will appeal straight away. I believe that they have transformed UEFA competition referees to be untouchable icons, where you cannot even have a word. "The only thing they understand after the game is the report. I believe that when you have 25 years consecutively in Europe you can still ask the referee that you can have some discussion with him. It is very difficult to understand." Arsenal is expected to appeal the ban/fine within 3 days. Source: The...

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ALL FOR A 13 YEAR OLD (CONT’D)

Hello Readers, here is the concluding part of the story I started on monday, if you’re reading this for the first time, check my archive (scroll down the left side of this blog) for the beginning of the story. Enjoy!! Doctor Joshua couldn’t remove her gaze on the frail girl, the white mask over her nose and the system beside her. How could she have done this to herself? He wondered aloud. Dr Aina walked briskly to his side. ‘what’s sup Joshua, thought you were going home.” “I just can’t leave like that.” While they were still talking, a nurse came to take the little girl’s blood sample for laboratory investigation. An hour later, a middle-aged woman rushed in.   “Good afternoon sir. Pls my daughter was rushed here about four hours ago, pls may I see her” Dr Aina gave her a long stare, “So you are Debrah’s mother”. “Yes I am” “Hmmmmm!” He sighed. “She’s in a critical condition now, as a matter of fact, she’s on oxygen and needs a lot of observation, so you may just have to hang around”. At about 9pm, Dor Josh drove into the hospital “How far Dr Yemi Aina?” He said staring at debrah “She should come round anytime soon. The blood sample results are here and there are improvement signs. Meanwhile her mother is here, she’s waiting for her...

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INTERVIEW: GABRIEL AFOLAYAN SPEAKS AT LENGTH ON HIS MUSIC CAREER

It is no longer news that seasoned actor Gabriel Afolayan, son of late film maker Adeyemi Afolayan and brother to accomplished actors, Kunle and Aremu Afolayan is dipping his hand into another pie, which is music. In this interview, the debutante who is chanelling every faction of his talents into becoming a well-rounded artiste and who isn’t cowed by the presence of other established or upcoming artistes spoke at length about his sojourn into music amongst other issues. 1) Gabriel Afolayan is very successful in the acting terrain, what’s driving you into music? Its strictly passion and music appreciation that is driving me on into the arena. 2) What kind of music do you do? I do African soul 3) Your sizzling hot single, ‘Kokoro Ife’ is generating a lot of buzz everywhere, how do you feel about this? I feel so happy and its surprising. Never thought it would be this accepted, there’s this negative buzz about actors diversifying into music because they don’t get much roles again and thus have to supplement their earnings with music. No! The case is different, I’m just passionate about music and seeing this level of appreciation makes want to put in more efforts on my material. 3) Kokoro Ife is purely a love song. Is there any story behind the song or was it something you just stumbled on? Kokoro ife...

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: MOTHER&CHILDREN KILL CROCODILE FOR SUPPER

Wonders shall never cease? Mother and children killing crocodile. How did they manage to tame this crocodile? How did they bring it to that slab alive? The small girl is so brave. Pinning the (perhaps dead) creature's mouth down is one thing I can't imagine doing. What if it just rises up and bites her hand or do some silly stuffs? I wish I can get answers to these questions but trust me this is a big surprise! And kudos to these fearless people...

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LIONEL MESSI MOVES TO FRENCH CLUB

Like what seriously went wrong with his contract in Barcelona? That was the question that came to my mind when I heard about this gist but never mind, its not the same Lionel Messi we all know.A 16 year-old French footballer caused confusion in a Togo-based club when his name appeared on their database, subsequent research however revealed that he was merely bearing the same name with Argentina/Barcelona icon, lionel Messi.However the Cameroonian mid-fielder who after putting up an impressive performance during a trial match organized in Angers club was offered a contract.The club spokesman said: "We were shocked to learn that Lionel Messi had signed with Angers. "We never get confused because even though our database now contains more than a million football players each player has his own person ID"Source: PunchAnother phenomenon in the...

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AMERICAN ACTRESS, KATE WINSLET RUES NUDE SCENES IN TITANIC MOVIE

American actress and Titanic star Kate Winslet regrets her nude scenes in the 1997 box office, Titanic. The sultry actress during the premiere of the 3D version of the film which took place in London yesterday stated that she wasn't eager to watch the scenes where she disrobed for a portrait."I'm not going to look. I'll be in the bar by that point." It is like being forced to go through a photo album of your former self for three and a half hours solidly. I haven't seen the whole film in a very long time but it's a whole different me and we look much younger and our acting was different, hopefully not as good as now."It's ok darling. You were wonderful in other scenes. Source: British...

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ACTRESS LOLA ALAO SET TO ADD TWO FEATHERS TO HER CAP.

Kogi State-born actress Lola Alao might have been a little absent in movies but that doesn't mean she has taken the back seat.The former air hostess with the defunct Okada Airlines who has just rounded work on a telecoms project is set to make statements with the launch two of her personal projects. Come 6th May, the accomplished actress will premiere her red-hot movie, 'She Ike Mi'. The movie parades renowned artistes like Muyiwa Adegoke (Londoner) Bimbo Akintola, Akin Lewis, Said Balogun, Moji Olaiya and many more. This same year, the delectable mother who became well-known after her role in Zeb Ejiro's celebrated soap opera, 'Ripples' which was aired in the 1990s will join the league of celebrity enterpreneurs when she throws the door of her luxurious restaurant, 'Lola Alao kitchen' open to upscale diners, friends, fans, well-wishers to mention a...

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AMERICAN SINGER, JENNIFER LOPEZ TO HEADLINE BRAZILIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

43 year-old singer, actress and enterpreneur, Jennifer Lopez will in few months time headline a music festival in Brazil. J-lo as fondly called who shot into prominence after the release of her album, 'On the 6' in 1999 visited the country (Brazil) for the first time this week to spread word on her Latin-based show, 'Q'Viva'. The American Idol judge would be performing at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo on June 23 and in Rio de Janiero on June...

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ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTANT, TONI PAYNE UNVEILS REALITY TV SHOW “MY CHAMPAYNE LIFE”

Toni Payne, former US-based cosmetologist turned Public Relations Executive cum consultant is one personality who doesn't need introduction. The self-styled Olori and CEO, Toni Payne Concepts; a music, beauty and fashion firm is one dynamic and versatile individual who has created a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. Come April, the enstranged wife of Yoruba lyricist; Abolore Akande a.k.a 9ice who introduced her unique online radio few months back will unveil her new reality series. With Toni Payne: My ChamPayne Life; the ravishing socialite would give her avid followers and fans an insight into her diurnal activities as a PR Executive, enterpreneur and mother. Powered by Reel E Networks; the reality show will be beamed across STV NETWORKS (Monday 2pm), TVC (Wednesday 630pm), DBN LAGOS (Tuesday 11pm & Saturday 9:30pm), ITV ABJ (Tuesday 6:30pm), ITV BENIN (Thursday 10:30pm), BCOS IBADAN (Friday 10pm, Tuesady 9am), ESTV ENUGU (Wednesday 10:30pm), DBS ASABA (Tuesday 10:30pm) MBI Obosi (Saturday 10:30pm) it will also be aired on MNET as well as TV stations in the UK and...

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REAL MADRID TO BUILD $1BILLION ISLAND RESORT

By January 2015, the management of Spanish football team, Real Madrid would have completed the construction of a $1 billion Island resort in the United Arab Emirates. Labelled The Real Madrid Resort Island, the island will boast of features like 60 luxury bungalows, a 5 star hotel containing 450 rooms, a marina complete with a yacht club, a theme park, the first-ever stadium with one side open to the sea and a holographic football show.Source:...

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5 TALLEST YORUBA ACTRESSES

Here’s my list of 5 tallest Yoruba actresses I know. Asides being ‘lengthy’, they are gifted, beautiful and know the ropes of acting. 1) Funke Adesiyan- Even with marks on her face, the Oyo-state indigene is beautiful. The graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State. Funke jumpstarted her career in 2003 when she featured in Wale Adenuga Productions’ Super story and Papa Ajasco series. She has so far featured in over 20 movies. Her movies; Obinrin Ale, Ayo Kulehin, Ore bi Ota, Oju Apa temi. etc 2) Bisi Ibidapo-Obe-is one actress who needs no introduction. The Osun State thespian became popular after her lead role in a film titled ‘Omologbalogba’ where she played the role of a flirtatious student. Bisi is also a power-dresser. She’s featured in Onome Aganga, Oko Mi, Omo Jesu, Iyanje to mention a few 3) Sola Asedeko- Fair in complexion and pretty actress shot into limelight after her role in Tunde Kelani’s ‘Abeni. Sola who is enjoying a burgeoning career remains one of the most-sought after actresses in Nigeria. The graduate of creative Arts has featured in Narrow Path, Omo Ghetto, Oga, Campus Queen, Afesona etc 4)Mosun Filani-Oduoye- The Tai Solarin University of Education graduate actress has been acting since 2005 but she became a focus of attention after her role in Funke Akindele’s ‘Jenifa’ produced in 2009. She’s starred in Iran Kefa, Ibugbe, Ise...

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ALL FOR A 13 YEAR-OLD

Hello Readers, this piece is a truelife story. Enjoy “You wouldn’t talk to anybody, you don’t want to have anything to do with anybody, you are just a big snub. You will die soon”. Roseline shouted. The ‘die soon’ jolted Debra out of her reverie, she stood up, ran to her direction and squeezed her shirt.    “You don’t have any right to judge me, you don’t know what is going in my life, don’t you ever talk to me like that, you unreasonable demon“. Her voice was teary, she cleaned the mucus in her nose before reaching for her seat. Roseline was sorry for that statement. She read pain and frustration in her eyes. So many thoughts ran through her mind as she smoothened her uniform. Should she apologise? Go to her and calmly ask what’s wrong? She shrugged off and dashed out of the virtually empty classroom. She could care less. Debrah’s sobs were getting louder and louder, sensing the break time was almost over, she placed her head over her desk and continued crying. “Maybe she’s HIV positive or what else could explain her incessant visits to the laboratory” the three girls stopped to buy roasted corn which they divided equally and quickly feasted on. “It is possible”. Yetunde nodded. She’s tired of life, she rejects everything you offer her; a bottle of coke, a piece...

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PHOTOS-OF-THE-DAY: A CASE OF TWO FUNNY BRIDES

Like seriously? Who was she giving the middle finger? Toasters? oh No, they apparently saw her in a wedding dress. An unwanted friend/visitor who probably came to spite her? Most likely! But why would anyone act like that on her VIP occasion. Whoever made her frown this much didn't try. Don't worry, you're finer and better than them. This second picture I honestly don't understand. I got so many funny pings last night when I used it as my display picture. Unfortunately I couldn't give a reasonable answer to the questions pouring in. 'Why is her face like that? What happened?' Seriously let's just pretend someone close to her dropped a bombshell (polluted the air). Figure out who that could be. (I havn't mentioned the bridegroom, you're on your own o) !lol Nice week ahead good...

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PHOTOS: ROMANIAN DESIGNER MAKES THE LONGEST BRIDAL GOWN EVER

A Romanian fashion designer recently secured a spot in the Guinness Book of Records after it made a 2,750 meter long bridal dress with 1,857 needles. An effort of Andree Salon Fashion the extensive dress which was made with French lace and Italian taffera within 100 days by 10 seamstresses goes for $7, 300.It broke a previous record of 2,488 meters.This is work! Gosh! Dear bride, pls don't wear this to any wedding reception other than a football...

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MUSIC- MR STICKZ, ‘WYNE IT’

Adetola Adesegun "Mr Stickz"a graduate of Accounting from UNIBEN jumpstarted his musical career professionally in 2007. Currently signed under SnT Entertainment, his new singles are enjoying massive airplays across radio stations and other media in Nigeria. Below is the 4shared link to download "Wyne It", his most recent single...

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