Month: March 2013

TAKE A LOOK AT OGA AT THE TOP MOVIE POSTER

Nigerian movie producers don't dull! The Oga At the Top matter isn't up to a month, and 'unsurprisingly', the movie is out. The movie features Funke Akindele, Nkem Owoh, Cossy Orjiakor and many more. Someone should please convince me the movie has no connection with the Oga at the top drama. The big question is, must our movie producers make movies out of every issue in Nigeria? Meanwhile, there's a movie on Aluu...

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DELECTABLE ACTRESS, URU EKE MODELS FOR HOUSE OF DORCAS SPRING/SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION

Unarguably one of the most fashionable Nollywood actresses, Uru eke sure knows how to make heads spin. Whether she's on the red carpet or gracing other events, The House of Dorcas ambassador always look ravishing in HoD dresses that clearly accentuates her stylish personality and beautiful curves. Here's the delectable actress on HoD's debut lookbook, titled, 'Demure Indulgence'. On her style, Uru was once quoted thus, "I love the classic girlie look that comes with an edge. I play a lot on my femininity. I love being a woman – there's so much colour, fun and elegance that I like to identify with in fashion." See more pictures here http://www.weddingdiaries.com.ng/details.php?id=31 Source:...

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OGA AT THE TOP: ‘WE ALL HAVE FAILED OUR COUNTRY”- CHARLY BOY

Even though the 'Oga at the top' matter which made many headlines few weeks ago is now dead and buried, musician and Nigerian Idol judge, Charles Oputa (Charly Boy) believes Nigerians took the matter too far."It's unfortunate, this article is coming in late. This is because I almost ignored the racket " My Oga at the top" generated. However, because of some salient lessons in the whole joke, I have decided to hit you with this.Even though, my ways may be very different from yours, I still believe we must be objective in our analysis, judgment, and conclusion about others. The NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Shem's experience in the hands of Nigerians and the Channel TV personalities cannot be too different from what many of us face on a daily bases. Some of us have been arbitrarily judged, smashed, squeezed, criticized, and battered for several years because we have failed to be who they want us to be. Different darts and missiles have been thrown at us because they chose to judge us from the first impression they conceived about us. What insult haven't we received? They will try to judge you by the few words they hear from your mouth. When you use signs and symbols to communicate national issues, they misconstrue every bit of it as you are either tagged the head of Nigeria Illuminati, or they may...

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RAPPER, NAETO C SHOWS OFF HIS SON

The joys of fatherhood can never be quantified, especially 'first-time' fathers. Rapper, Naeto C posted a picture of himself and his son on Instagram and sent this message to his well-wishers. 'Thanks 2 every1 for all the messages…words aren't honestly enuff to express this moment…its ironic especially for some1 like myself who is used 2 putting words 2gether…mayb later…but right now i'm just Thanking God w/my Family and enjoying my son's company! I wish u all similar moments at some point(s) in your...

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HERE’S WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE T-SHIRT, IT COSTS N14M

Some things are very hard to fathom, yet they are real. This is just a vivid example. This black crocodile Hermès T-shirt, almost entirely made from crocodile. reportedly costs $91,500, by my calculation in Naira, that’s like N14m. Over the months or few years, we have heard about designer bags ranging between £5,000- £50, 000. It sounds absurd but there are people out there who can afford, infact, pick them up effortlessly. That’s what fashion makes people do! Source:...

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FOREMOST AUTHOR, CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE SET TO RELEASE NEW BOOK

Good news to ardent lovers of African prose (especially fiction) and particularly fans of Chimamanda Adichie. The foremost Nigerian writer and author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, will be releasing her latest novel, ‘Americanah’ next month. The book will first be released in Australia on April 1st, United Kingdom on April 11, United States on the 14th of May. The release date for Nigeria has not been disclosed. SYNOPSIS OF AMERICANAH As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to...

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PHOTOS FROM 2013 WED EXPO

Organizers of Nigeria’s Largest Wedding Exhibition, the Wed Expo staged another talk-of-the-town event last weekend. The 2013 edition of the exhibition kicked off on Saturday, March 21st to March 24th 2013. Headlined by Akin Osho, (publisher of WED magazine), the 3-day event which was held at Hallmark Events Centre, Oniru-Lagos, served as a melting-pot of businesses associated with weddings or simply put, exhibitors to showcase their brands to clients/guests. Exhibitors include makeup artists, bridal shops, event planners/managers, photographers, jewelers, florists, caterers and many more. Source and photocredit:...

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“THE ALLEGATION IS WICKED, RIDICULOUS&IRRESPONSIBLE” READ SENATOR DAVID MARK’S STATEMENT ON HIS GIFT TO 2FACE

Senator David Mark via the Special Adviser on Media & Publicity to the President, Kola Ologbondiyan has refuted the rumour going rounds that he gave a Ferrari car worth N47m to 2face during his lavish wedding in Dubai over the weekend. Read the statement "Senator Mark did not visit Dubai for Tuface wedding rather he attended the 128th Inter parliamentary Union (IPU) conference currently holding in Quito, Ecuador. He was also not represented at Mr. Idibia's wedding. It is also instructive to state that the President of the Senate, Senator Mark, did not make a car donation of any kind to Tuface before departing Nigeria for Ecuador neither did he purchase nor send any car to Dubai as a wedding gift for the musician or his wife. Who made the donation on behalf of the President of the Senate? It is therefore a puerile lie for anybody to state that Senator Mark bought a Ferrari car worth N47m for Tuface. The allegation is wicked, ridiculous and...

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PHOTOS: BISHOP OYEDEPO’S DAUGHTER TIES THE KNOT

The first daughter of the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church (Winners’ Chapel) Love Oyedepo got married to Steven Ogah, a Covenant University graduate and her father’s personal assistant. The wedding took place at Canaanland yesterday March 23rd, 2012. Sorry we got so engrossed with 2face’s shindig that we didn’t pay attention to this. Congratulations to the...

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2FACE AND ANNIE IDIBIA STEP OUT IN STYLE + CELEBRITIES AT THE EVENT

They look glamorous! Promised to provide pictures from the event, even tho I had to scoop from other sites, its one wedding everyone, well perhaps most people have been looking forward to. This indeed is a star-studded wedding. Roll call of celebrities: Basketmouth, Susan Peters, Banky W, David O, Rita Dominic, Sound Sultan, Eldee, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Tunde Ednut, Ini. Edo, Uti, Kate Henshaw, Mike Ezunruoye, and many others Congrats to the...

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TAKE A LOOK AT 2FACE&ANNIE IDIBIA’S DUBAI WEDDING VENUES

First of all, we want to wish celebrity couple, 2face and Annie Idibia, eternal bliss as they exchange vows today March 23, 2013. Take a look at their wedding venues in Dubai. The wedding will take place at the Safinah Ballroom, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, guests would be conveyed to Royal Island Beach venue of the reception via luxurious boats. The after party holds at Kiza Nite Club. Would be posting more pictures from his star-studded wedding. Watch this...

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DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE

She's one of the most successfully married actresses in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Today is her husband, Capt Matthew Ekeinde's birthday, it also coincides with their 17th year wedding anniversary. Read the delectable mother of four's tweets today. "Happy Birthday to my HoneyBoy, Capt matthew Ekeinde and Happy Marriage Anniversary to Us. It's 17 years already? God is good. 17yrs ago, on your birthday we got married! Remember it like yesterday! The Best husband, Best father and my Best friends. Life with you is fun! We struggled through nothing, days of very little together, we believed. A God fearing man, you taught me the ways of the lord, today I'm better for it! We live only once, I could live mine twice just to say I lived it again with you great friend. Love you dearly and cherish your love. I lost my father n as an Only daughter,I craved a strong man in my life. U came, became a father,mentor,teacher,friend and trusted companion. Please indulge me a few moments to appreciate this man. "There are boys and there are Men" Captain Matthew Ekeinde, you are a GOOD Man" Photocredit:...

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SIR ALEX FERGUSON AND NANI AXED BY UEFA

Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined £8,500 for refusing to speak to the media after Manchester United Vs. Real Madrid Champions League defeat. Wait a minute! People get fined for refusing to speak to the media? Fergie felt the red card was unjustly meted out and was furious throughout the match, even his assistant Mike Phelan, Ferguson stated that he was too distraught to fulfil his media commitments after their loss to Madrid. But UEFA insists he was wrong. Manchester United winger, Nani on the other hand has been banned for one match following the red card he received at the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid CF at Old Trafford on 5 March. 'Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined €10,000 for non-fulfilment of the post-match media obligations (Annex III, paras 2.6 and 2.7 of the competition regulations) at the same match.' A statement from UEFA...

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THE BEST PLAYER JOSE MOURINHO HAS EVER WORKED WITH! GUESS WHO!

Ok, I know most of your guesses. C. Ronaldo right? Nope He isn't the one. During an interview on Real Madrid TV, Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho was asked who the best player he's ever worked with is. "I have had a lot of truly special players, but if I had to choose one I might go for Didier, as a player he is out of this world. I would like to have him by my side, so just imagine." Reacting to the report that he criticized Drogba after he learnt of his return to Europe, (Galatasaray). Mourinho defended, "Drogba knows who I am and what I feel in my heart for him, but maybe people could think they were true," "It's impossible that I would talk bad about Drogba. There is no problem because he knows that the last thing I would do is to say anything negative about my relationship with him." Source:...

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JESSE JAGZ AND CHOCOLATE CITY CALL IT QUITS

We probably had no idea he was having issues with Chocolate City record label, until he opened up last night via a press release. And right now, some of his fans have not recovered from the shock. To whom it may concern: I, Jesse Garba Abaga (also known as "Jesse Jagz") an artist formerly signed to Chocolate City Music label hereby wishes to notify my fans and the general public about my voluntary exit from the label. After my initial two year contractual agreement with Chocolate City, I do not wish to renew my contract with them and as such have proceeded to continue my music career with my new team at Jesse Jagz Nation. I still maintain a cordial relationship with the management of Chocolate City and my former label mates and I wish them the best in all their future endeavors. Any further information will be passed across through my publicist but until then, have a good day. Look out for my sophomore album JagZNation Vol. 1 coming out in July 2013. All for the best, Jesse...

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BEYONCE NAMED FACE OF H&M CAMPAIGN

Giant fashion brand, H&M has named multiple award-winning American diva, Beyonce has the face of its new campaign. The 32 year-old star who has recorded a new song, 'Standing on the Sun', which will feature in television adverts will also star in H&M print ads and billboards. The most successful member of the Destinys' Child group revealed, "I've always liked H&M's focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial." The collection will be available in stores from...

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OSAZE ODEMWINGIE SLAMMED £70,000 FINE

If you're an active twitter user and following Nigerian footballer, Osaze Odemwingie, this news should not come as a surprise to you. One of the West Brom's striker's infamous twitter outbursts has landed him into some 'piece' of trouble. Osaze's tweets few days ago insinuated that his club is trying to ruin his career and right now, one can be sure he will be sold in the summer. Meanwhile his club has slammed him a £70,000 fine. "The club is aware of comments made by Peter Odemwingie which will be dealt with internally." A statement from West Brom reads. Excerpts from his tweets, "If they like they shouldn't even give me 10 mins to play. Threatening to ruin my career? Career I closed already last summer? No harm to me. Want to treat me like an average player. The abuse and praise I get is it average? So get some extra from me too." It would be recalled that the 31-year old player poured out his mind on that platform when he was not chosen amongst the footballers to play at the AFCON tournament. Shortly after that, he made an effort to transfer to Queens Park Rangers (QPR) during January's transfer deadline but was turned back at the gate and fined £75,000 for another...

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