Month: February 2013

COMEDIAN BASKETMOUTH IS REPORTEDLY THE FIRST PERSON IN AFRICA TO ACQUIRE THIS CAR

This is not a laughing matter. Sources claim that Nigeria's most successful (arguable) comedian Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth has acquired a 2013 Opel Insignia car, customised to his taste. Well, acquiring a car isn't much news, what however got me interested is that he is (reportedly) the first man in Africa to get the ride. It costs £42, 000. When you're big, you're large and when you're in large, you're in charge and when you're in charge, you discharge....

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MARIO BALOTELLI WANTS THIS POSE IN A LIFE-SIZED STATUE OF HIMSELF

You remember this pose? This was when he scored against Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final and now, Mario Balotelli wants this pose in a life-sized statue of himself. The Milan striker has engaged the services of a local artist to immortalize himself. He's going to keep the statue in his home. According to the artist, "I presented several drawings but Mario wanted to be immortalised in a pose that shows him having scored a goal, highlighting his muscles and with an expression of defiance. "I have imagined him as an athlete from ancient times and the statue will be a mix of classical and pop style in platinum and coloured bronze with the eyes made of...

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CHARITY LOUNGE CONVENER, CHASTE INEGBEDION BECOMES UN PEACE AMBASSADOR

Charity Lounge Convener, Chaste Inegbedion has been honoured with the UN Peace Ambassador position. This came barely 48 hours after the fifth edition of the quarterly 'fun in fundraising event Charity Lounge… which held at the Pelaruz Food Café. They were unveiled on January 20 at an exclusive venue in Ikeja. The Universal Peace Federation and Youth Federation for World Peace have honored some Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in the society in their respective professions. Other recipients include Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar; singers, J-Martins and Sunny Neji, Benita Nzeribe, among...

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MUSIC: T’MO- HEARTBEAT

Tosin mohammed aka T'mo Is an upcoming singer, who is looking to make his cut in the ever-evolving Nigerian music industry. The songwriter&performer kicked off his singing career some years back & has been recording varieties of songs. He recently took a step further with the release of a mind-blowing cover song (marvin's room by Drake) "heart beat". His second song, "Mayomi' though yet-to-be released is equally impressive, the promising artiste has a lot to offer &sees himself going places in 2013 and even beyond. Listen to heartbeat here:...

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2013 KENNIS MUSIC EASTER FIESTA CANCELLED

The annual Kennis Music Easter Fiesta organized by frontline entertainment company, Kennis Music will not hold this year. This was confirmed via a statement on the Kennis Music website. "Due to the loss of our dear Oluwabimpe Goldie Harvey, The Management has decided not to celebrate this year's event. The festival is hereby cancelled for 2013. However, you can join us for a Thanksgiving service/Tribute Concert to be held at a later date. Thank you for your understanding" Signed...

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OPINION: NEVER LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE. WHAT IF DAREY HAD…. BY: DEJI AJILOLA.

Still on Darey Art Alade’s Love like a movie concert, I know it has come and gone (if not buried) but the show has got some tongues wagging. Here’s an article I got from thewriters’creed website. N.B: This article does not represent the view of the members of the editorial team of this blog.   When will Nigerian entertainment entrepreneurs learn? That’s the question I keep asking myself when I see shows poorly packaged. I am not a learned music entrepreneur or a guru in the entertainment industry but i have common sense. However, don’t take me seriously. This is just my opinion. When i heard Kim k was coming to Nigeria, I just scoffed. Someone said ‘bad belle’ and I replied “You will see it’s just a scam!!!” Scam? Well, she came. That in itself is not a scam. Now the question really is “who was scammed?” Honestly, I’d say everyone including Kim k. Before you castrate me, let me explain myself. First, let me disagree with this contentious argument about the fees. I don’t see any reason why Kim k cannot earn or make the supposed $500,000 dollars in Nigeria. The simple reason is: she is very marketable. You cannot put a cap on anyone’s financial value. Including you!!! Anyone can be worth whatever they choose. And I’ll admit, her marketability is probably her only talent. All the...

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WAVE-MAKING FUNMI ODEGBAMI PICKS UP TWO WOMEN4AFRICA AWARDS NOMINATIONS

She might not be as popular as her Afrobeats singing sensation sister May7ven; but Funmi Odegbami, the lesser known daughter of football legend, Segun Odegbami has done pretty well for herself. The internationally renowned makeup artist and founder, Makeup Show live has just picked up two nominations in the categories of Best Makeup Artist of the year and Best Educator of the year at the prestigious Women4africa Awards 2013, scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th May 2013 at The Great Hall, Kensington. Women4africa is a UK registered organisation focused on celebrating  and empowering  Africa and its women by supporting and  celebrating their role in their communities via conferences, supporting education and awarding prestigious awards, recognitions and special honours on such women identified and nominated by the public.   Having worked and trained with some of the most prestigious names in the world of makeup and beauty, Funmi, a member of the Black Women in Europe Power List established herself as a major player in the field. Her impressive portfolio includes work on the catwalk, editorial, TV, music videos, events, celebrities and more.     In 2005, Funmi Odegbami established MiNK London, a reputable makeup artist training facility that offers accredited makeup courses at the highest standards of training available; attracting thousands of students from all over the world....

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PHOTOS: TEARS AND TRIBUTES AS GOLDIE IS BURIED

The remains of the late Susan Olabimpe Harvey (Goldie) was committed to mother earth at Vaults and Gardens cemetery in Ikoyi earlier today.Present at the ceremony include Dele Momodu, Kenny Ogungbe, Denrele Edun, Tiwa Savage, Eldee the don, Weird MC and many more.The late singer died on february 14 2013 of hypertensive heart disease shortly after her arrival from Los Angeles where she in company of the Kennis Music team went to attend the just-concluded Grammy Awards. Meanwhile read her husband Andrew Harvey and best friend, Denrele's tributesAndrew Harvey"Susan you walked into my life, it was like God sent you as a fresh breath. I still remember your response to my first love message. You said 'Love killed romeo, sent Diana to an early grave and killed Jack on the Titanic. Forget about love, just have friendship and live long.Overtime our love grew to a depth I havenever known. You were the best years of my life, your smile, your desire to live yourdream.Denrele EdunMy super star friend sways away and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says "she's gone"…Gone where?Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as gorgeous now as when last I saw her. Her slightly disappearing figure and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her.And just at that moment, when someone...

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YEMI SAX UNVEILS MULTI- MILLION NAIRA STUDIO

The Sax Records Entertainment Company led by versatile saxophonist over music producer "Adeyemi Adeosun" popularly called Yemi Sax has partnered with Akin Alabi of 'Over The Top' Promotions to unveil a well-appointed multi-million naira professional recording, music rehearsal & video studio. According to the CEO Sax Records Entertainment "YEMISAX" 'the insight and experience we have garnered over the years as a performer and observer enabled us to coordinate, plan and provide a befitting environment where Nigeria music could best be planned, made and be presented to the whole universe'. Apart from the studio which is situated in the business district of Surulere, the Sax Oracle has also officially flagged off his record label "Sax Records". Artises currently signed into the budding label include NDLEA Ambassador, Olayinka Lawanson" a.k.a Lamboginny, TJ SAX, XCLAIM amongst...

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KIM KARDASHIAN’S VISIT: “DAREY COULD HAVE FLOWN ME”- JULIET IBRAHIM

If there's one more person who hasn't "recovered" from Kim Kardashian's short trip to Nigeria, it is Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim. It would be recalled that the reality show star who ideally was to be special guest at a dinner with 'platinum VIP guests', co-host the Love Like A Movie red carpet session and open the show only did media rounds and sat for at least two interviews. But the show according to sources, was one of the best musical concerts ever organized in Nigeria and Kim was reportedly paid a whooping sum of $500,000 (N80million). Juliet Ibrahim took to her instagram page to register her disappointment adding that she would have done much more better. "Ok here's my 2cents! Been reading comments about Darey's concert and to be honest I don't see why he will pay so much money and fly Kim k down to naija just for a 45sec intro on his show, like seriously! Bro, u could hv flown me from Gh and I would have represented! What did Kim k do for the 45 secs ? She stood and told a senseless story, I could have stood and told a sensible story about ghana on a Nigerian stage!". She continued, "Lol no hard feelings but its about time we start appreciating our very own African talents then paying all these foreigners so much for 45seconds performances....

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GOLDIE’S AUTOPSY REPORT REVEALED

Exactly what most of people have been waiting for. An autopsy was carried out on the late Kennis Music singer, Susan 'Goldie' Harvey at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos. The result however revealed that she suffered a terminal 'hypertensive heart disease' which resulted to' intracerebellar haemorrhage.' In PUNCH's findings, Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a diseased blood vessel within the brain bursts, allowing blood to leak inside the brain. The sudden increase in pressure within the brain can cause damage to the brain cells surrounding the blood. If the amount of blood increases rapidly, the sudden buildup in pressure can lead to unconsciousness or death. The late Goldie passed on February 14, 2013 shortly after her arrival from Los Angeles where she in company of the Kennis Music team went to attend the just-concluded Grammy Awards. So we can safely rule out other claims; Drugs, pneumonia etc. May her soul find repose! Photocredit:...

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VETERAN ACTOR, JUSTUS ESIRI PASSES ON

Sad! The icons are leaving in droves! While Nigerians are still recovering from the shock of the death of three actors last year (Enebeli Elebuwa, Pete Eneh and Akin Ogungbe) and two AGN officials last week, another thespian has left the stage. Veteran actor, Justus Esiri has passed on. The Nollywood legend who became popular in the early 80′s in the classic TV series, Village Headmaster died on Tuesday night after a short-time battle with an undisclosed ailment. He was the father of Mavin Records artiste, Dr Sid. May his soul find...

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OPINION: THE GOLDIE HARVEY SITUATION- LEST WE IMMORTALISE NUISANCE

Here’s an article I got from Sahara Reporters, if you are a fan of the late Goldie or you’re just indifferent about her music/lifestyle, here’s an article I think you should read. N.B: This article does not represent the view of the members of the editorial team of this blog. OPINION: THE GOLDIE HARVEY SITUATION- LEST WE IMMORTALISE NUISANCE By Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri About ten years ago I lost a friend in an armed robbery incident. Obviously the armed robbers were not satisfied with robbing they needed to make a point by harming someone in the house and my friend’s mother was their target. As they swung the axe my friend who was the scholar of our class in secondary school protected his mother with his head…. he died; no national award, no postmortem speech from the Governor and of course no celebrity burial; he was just another guy, the fact that he took a battle axe to his head for his mother was irrelevant. This and many more of it happens in a country wherein people get millions both in local and foreign currency for playing football; a country wherein comedians shake hands with the President and women who kiss strange men on camera in the name of acting take home National Award and an immoral youth who made fame singing about his private part is given special...

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‘CELEBRATE’, B.O.U.Q.U.I RELEASES NEW VIDEO

Self-acclaimed Rapvangelist and 2013 National Gospel Awards' Hip Hop Artiste, B.O.U.Q.U.I has just dropped a mind-blowing video, the very first visual off her forthcoming double album titled Marks of a General and Eve of Independence. B.O.U.Q.U.I who added a year to her age yesterday is not showing any signs of slowing down, having pulled a major weight in the Nigeria music industry this year with the biggest Gospel collaboration and playing host to the biggest contemporary Gospel concert in Lagos "LOVE HOPE WAR TOUR". In the video titled "CELEBRATE" and featuring multiple award winning American star, four time Stellar Award winner and two time Grammy and Dove Award nominee "DA T.R.U.T.H", the gospel star who recently escaped from men of the underworld after being held down at gun-point appreciates GOD's protection and her fans' undying love for her. B.O.U.Q.U.I's double CD album "Marks Of a General and Eve Of Independence" will hit the stands next month, meanwhile more videos will be released. Youtube...

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PHOTOS: KOKO MANSION STAR, RITA ISOKEN WEDS

Who would forget Rita? Rita Isoken Igbinedion? Koko Mansion's most exciting entertainer. Don't kid me. She got a little more popular after the show for reasons…..you know about. The beautiful and bold Edo indigene who took second position in D'banj's Koko Mansion reality show held in 2009 is settling down. Her traditional marriage took place few days ago. Congrats to her and may God bless her...

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RITA DOMINIC, WAJE, DAKORE OTHERS CELEBRATE WITH NEWLYWED, NSE IKPE ETIM

Beautiful and super-talented actress, Nse Ikpe Etim is now married. She and her husband, Clifford Sule a UK-based lecturer got married at a registry On Valentine's Day (14th February 2013). Meanwhile, their traditional and white wedding ceremonies is in the offing. The couple had a celebration party at the Eko Hotel, Lagos and few friends of the bride who were in attendance include Waje, Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, Dakore Akande and others. So, when next you see Nse, remember to address her as Mrs Nse Clifford-Sule. 🙂 Wishing her marital bliss! Source: Bella...

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: MESSI AND INIESTA FLAUNT PLAQUES

Barcelona Forward and midfielder Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta flaunt their plaques at the camp Nou (not sure its camp Nou tho'). Messi won his fourth Ballon d'Or award (pictured above) lastmonth while the latter's was for the Best European player in the year 2012 (Euro 2012 tournament). Photocredit: FCBarcelona...

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NOLLYWOOD LOSES ANOTHER ACTOR

Sad! The Nigerian movie industry has lost another actor. Lugard Onoyemu, the former Lagos State AGN Secretary reportedly died yesterday. The late Lugard who once served under the administration of Lagos State chairman of Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rising slumped and died at about 5: 30pm while training at the National Stadium yesterday. The AGN members are still yet to come to terms with his untimely death May His soul find...

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MORE LARGESSE FOR SUPER EAGLES

The Super Eagles since their triumphant arrival into the country have not only been lavished with praises from fans, friends and Nigerians as well, millions of naira in cash and kind have been expended on them. Before their grand reception party at the Aso Rock Villa where they rewarded with cash prizes and plots of land by President Goodluck Jonathan, business mogul, Mike Adenuga gave out a Range Rover Sport, Posh apartment in Lagos and $200,000 to Stephen Keshi, other players were also rewarded. Recently, the Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan named the Asaba stadium after Super Eagles coach who hails from his state. In another reception held at the Asaba international event center in Delta State, the ex-footballer was given N8m cash and a duplex. Daniel Amokachi, Sylavnus Okpalla and Ike Shorunmu got N4m each, Warri Wolves players; Sunday Mba, Chigozie Agbim, Azuibike Egweke and Brown Ideye got N5m each, others got N2.5m each. A day ago, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State while commending the team for their hardwork and victory in the AFCON tournament also doled out cash prizes to them. Stephen Keshi, got the sum of N2.5 million, while his assistant, Daniel Amokachi got N2 million and captain of the team, Joseph Yobo, N1.5 million. Four other assistant coaches got N1.5 million each. The 22 members of the team got the sum of N1million each...

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