Month: April 2013

LATE GOLDIE’S BELONGINGS TO BE AUCTIONED TOMORROW

A representative of the family of the deceased hip hop star, Susan Goldie Harvey have announced via a statement that her belongings will be auctioned tomorrow. The auction will take place at her house; situated at 30B, Ologunkutere Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, tomorrow. The representative, simply identified as Deji Adetayo revealed that though she didn't write a will, she made an agreement with her husband to auction her items and donate proceeds to charity. Source: Ladun...

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REAL STORY: MY PAIN, MY GAIN

Kathleen broke down in tears when she heard her mother walk out of the room. In as much as she said those words to her, she knew the pain inside of her. She felt her whole world was falling apart; the one family she has now is dying and the worst, she would never enjoy the mother- daughter relationship. She hated the emotion she is feeling right now, like she belonged somewhere. Nothing in her life made any sense for a long time, but now, she felt something inside of her, something stronger than the pain and hurt she's always carried with her. She wanted to scream out and ask it to stop haunting her. She tried to dismiss what it meant; this is love, a love she had denied her mother all these years, a love she tried to suppress with the pain, hurt and guilt. She realized that somewhere in her heart, she did love her mother; probably had caged it somewhere far away, but something or someone had let it out. Then, she felt angry all over again. They had no right to do this to her, they have no right to make her feel this way; this is definitely not what she is made of, this is not who she is. She had trained herself to be numb to any feelings, in exception to the pain and hurt...

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TOTTENHAM FORWARD, GARETH BALE WINS PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tottenham forward Gareth Bale has for the second time clinched the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards. He piped out his Manchester United and Liverpool counterparts, Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez to win the prestigious award. "It's a massive honour, to be voted by your peers is one of the biggest things in the game. It's great to win it and I am delighted. When you look at the list there are some massive names on it and the other nominees have been unbelievable this year, but I couldn't have done it without the team. "They have been fantastic this year and so has the manager (Andre Villas-Boas). I couldn't have won it without them so I would like to give them all a big thank you as well." The 23 year-old player...

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NEXT TOP MODEL FRANCHISE HITS AFRICA

Great news for the Nigerian Modelling industry, infact, an achievement. Top Nigerian model, Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi has just secured the rights to bring the Next Top Model franchise to Africa. “I am excited to be hosting Africa’s Next Top Model and it is great to be part of the successful America’s Next Top Model franchise that Tyra Banks created and has hosted for an impressive 20 cycles thus far in the U.S. The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent. My company, LuLu Productions, will be partnering with Never Machine productions with Gavin Wratten as co-Executive Producer and also one of the giant media houses to help make this show a big success.” Oluchi...

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LAGBAJA UNMASKED

I got this gist few minutes ago. This is reportedly the face of masked musician, Bisade Ologunde popularly called(Lagbaja). This picture was taken 11yrs ago He looks as if he cannot finish one wrap of Eko.lol. All these musicians with their cool faces, it's always fire when they hit the stage. Source: Goldmyne...

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ALL IS SET FOR THE NIGERIAN STUDENT FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK (NSFDW)

  The maiden edition of the Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week (NSFDW), will be taking place on the 7th & 8th June at the University of Lagos. A collaboration of BlackNBold Fashion House the producers of numerous student fashion shows in Nigeria, Africa Fashion Week London, the producers of the biggest African Fashion Week in Europe and Mahogany International. The 2-day event which will feature over 48 student designers and over 40 exhibitors across Nigeria aims to discover new talents and give emerging designers a platform to showcase their designs to the...

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PROF WOLE SOYINKA HONOURED WITH ANISFIELD WOLF BOOK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

78 year-old Nigerian playwright, poet, essayist, Professor Wole Soyinka has been honoured with Anisfield Wolf Book Lifetime Achievement award. Chairman of the Anisfield-Wolf Jury, Henry Louis Jnr who praised the singular achievement of the Nobel Laureate also revealed that "The 2013 Anisfield-Wolf winners are exemplars who broaden our vision of race and diversity. This year, there is exceptional writing about the war in Iraq, slavery on a Kentucky pig farm, the Filipino experience in the U.S., and the complexity of families in which a child is radically different from parents." Cleveland Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald B. Richard also explained that "The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards rose from the philanthropic vision of one woman who realized that literature could advance the ongoing dialogue about race, culture, ethnicity, and our shared...

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BEHIND THE SCENE PHOTOS OF HEAVEN’S HELL

These are behind the scene photos of star-studded movie, Heaven's Hell. SYNOPSIS Heaven's Hell is the true story of a Nigerian woman who stabbed her husband multiple times to death after, her claims, of many years of domestic violence; and that is only the tip of the iceberg! As the movie shoot enters its third week, Katung Aduwak- the brain and force behind the movie- feels a responsibility to share this story. With an impressive ensemble of some of Africa's best actors (roll call: Bimbo Akintola, OC Ukeje, Nse Ikpe Etim, Damilola Adegbite, Gideon Okeke, Linda Ejiofor, and South Africa based actor, Fabian Lojede of the series- Jacob's Cross), and an international production team led by Jeffery Smith who has worked with stars like Rihanna, Fergie, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and handled productions of mega TV success like American Idol, Heaven's Hell is set to raise the bar. Heaven's Hell the true story of domestic violence and terror will capture one of the most shocking incidents of family pain and tragedy. "The aim is to use the movie to enlighten Africa- as it seems domestic violence is still handled with kid gloves in this part of the world. Ultimately I want Heaven's Hell to liberate people. I want it to inspire someone to get out of a bad relationship…whatever it can accomplish to make the world a saner place,"...

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ALL HAIL THE KING! 2FACE IDIBIA COVERS APRIL ISSUE OF BUBBLES MAGAZINE

Sitting majestically on the cover of April 2013 issue of Bubbles Magazine is African pop icon and music megastar 2face Idibia. Bubbles went out on a ledge to create a portrait of Tubaba in all his regal glory on a never before seen reflective cover. The new edition features Chidinma who talks about her plans for the future and Praiz who incidentally contested on Project Fame the year after Chidinma; a feature on the hottest music video directors, a feature on Lemi Ghariokwu who speaks on his claim to worldwide fame, album cover art and a spotlight on the freshest artistes currently making waves. Bubbles Magazine edition 28 is available in shops and from vendors across the nation from Monday April 29, 2013. The first 3,000 readers to pick up their copies will get the special limited edition cover, while other readers will have to make do with the regular...

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FA BANS LUIS SUAREZ FOR 10 GAMES

Such a lengthy ban! I'm sure no one was really expecting it. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 games by the Football Association for biting Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic during a match between his Liverpool club and Chelsea on Sunday. The 26-year-old who later apologised for the shameful act has until midday on Friday 26 April to appeal against the suspension. But sadly, it's not the first time he would be charged with such an offence. In Nov 2010 at Ajax, he was banned for seven games after biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal's shoulder. At Liverpool, the Uruguay international who's shortlisted for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award was banned for 8 matches and fined for...

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MUSIC: YEMISAX FEATURING 9ICE- FEELING YOU (GBADUN E)

What else do you expect from a collaboration with  Africa's Sax Oracle "YemiSax" and award-winning, Yoruba lyricist, 9ice. Explosive right? That explains it. In Feeling You, the adept saxophonist and Gongon Aso crooner took their music fans to the dance floor and churned out a mid tempo groovy club sound you can't resist.                Produced, mixed and also mastered by YemiSax,"Feeling You" along with his previous vocal single "Love In The Air" is a complete brand new innovation from the No.1 SaxBoss. He is ready to explore even better as he prepares to drop the D.O.V (Definition Of versatility) album sometime next year.                                HULKSHARE...

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MEET AFRICA’S YOUNGEST BILLIONAIRE- ASHISH THAKKAR

31 year-old Uganda-born Ashish Thakkar is unarguably one of the leading IT figures in Africa. His business odyssey started when he was 15, he took a $6,000 loan to set up a local office and was into the sales of computer parts. Recently interviewed on CNN, the 31 year-old whose Mara Group is one of the largest information technology companies in Africa is also into real estate, tourism, manufacturing, etc. He also talked about other businesses. "Today, we're in 24 countries, of which 19 are in African countries. We have about 7,000 employees in Africa. We're in IT services. It's the same IT company I started a few years ago and we merged it a few years ago. It's been labeled as Africa's largest IT company but I don't know how true it is. We've got an IT company. We've got a call center business across Africa. We've got a telecom infrastructure company. We've got a corrugated packaging business in East and Central Africa. We're building a paper mill in East Africa. We've got an agricultural project. We're building an Intercontinental hotel, convention center, shopping mall and office park in Uganda. We're building two hotels, shopping mall, office park and hospital in Tanzania. He continued, "We're pretty active on the real estate side. We're building a glass manufacturing company in Nigeria. For agriculture, we've secured a large piece of...

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VAN PERSIE’S HAT TRICK SEALS MANCHESTER UNITED’S 20TH TITLE

English Premier League Club, Manchester United have picked their 20th title after a magical hat-trick from Dutch striker, Robin Van Persie in a game against Aston Villa on Monday night. Indeed a very remarkable night for the ex Arsenal player who now has 24 league goals after joining the club August 2012. Manchester United have picked the title in the following years : 1908 1911 1952 1956 1957 1965 1967 1993 1994 1996 1997 1999 2000 2001 2003 2007 2008 2009 2011...

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CBN SET TO CHANGE POLYMER NAIRA NOTES TO PAPER

The Deputy Governor of The Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Lemo recently disclosed during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria that the printing of small denomination naira notes in polymer would be stopped as they are not durable. He continued, "By the middle of the year, we will start to produce the second generation of lower denomination notes, now in paper and not in polymer." Polymer certainly will be phased out. In fact, we are phasing out polymer.  No new note is being printed in polymer...

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CHECK OUT WHO WON WHAT AT AMAA 2013

The 2013 edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) arguably the biggest gathering of African movie stars and filmmakers was held last night, 20th April 2013 at Bayelsa State. The film 'Heroes and Zeroes emerged the biggest winner of the film picking a total of three awards. Meanwhile Last Flight to Abuja and The Meeting who also got several nominations picked the prizes for The Best Film by an African Abroad and Achievement in Make up prizes. FULL LIST OF WINNERS1) AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short FilmKwaku Ananse – Akosua Adoma Owusu: Ghana2) AMAA 2013 Prize For Best DocumentaryFuelling Poverty : Nigeria3) AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora FeatureStones In The Sun : Haiti / United States4) AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora DocumentaryFan Do Brasil : Brazil / Guatamela5) AMAA 2013 Prize For Best AnimationAdventure Of Zambezia : South Africa6) AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film By An African AbroadLast Flight To Abuja: United Kingdom / Nigeria7) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Production DesignElelwani8) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Costume DesignBlood And Henna/Nigeria9) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Make-upThe Meeting/Nigeria10) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In SoundtrackThe Last Fishing Boat11) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual EffectsThe Twin Sword12) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In SoundNairobi Half Life/Kenya13) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In CinematographyUhlanga, The Mark14) AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In...

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MISS FYNE FACE NIGER-DELTA BEAUTY PAGEANT BERTHS

The maiden edition of the Miss Fyne Face Niger-Delta is finally here. Are you beautiful, young, smart, intelligent and from any of the 9 Niger-Delta states (Detla, Edo, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa, Abia and Ondo States) then dare to be the the next crowned Queen and Ambassador of Niger-Delta @ Miss Fyne Face Niger Delta 2013…. To participate make a payment of #3,500 to any Stanbic IBTC bank acc no 0003254296, visit the website www.missfynefacenigerdelta.com and download form or call any of our sales rep close to you. For more information; Call Okeh on 08037887557, Facebook; fynefaceproject Twitter; @MissFyneFace BB Pin; 3112ada2 For Sponsorship and Partnership; Call Darlington on 08139530916/ 07054352008 9 States, 1 Stage, 1 Crown, 1 Queen & Ambassador only at Miss Fyne Face...

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2FACE IDIBIA GIVES BACK TO THE SOCIETY

Less than a month after staging a superlative and star-studded wedding in Dubai, Multiple award-winning singer, 2Face Idibia has a beautiful project up his sleeves. The benue-born artiste will be auctioning the customized hand-beaded shoes and cap which he wore for his traditional wedding and proceeds from the bidding which will take place online will be donated to...

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KIM KARDASHIAN AND KRIS HUMPHRIES FINALLY DIVORCED

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has finally reached a divorce agreement with her ex basketballer husband, Kris Humphries. The pregnant model whose marriage lasted for 72 days has been on the divorce battle for 536 days. Though, the trial was slated for 6th May, but the ex love-birds opted for an out-of-court settlement. Kim is finally free, her baby would leap for joy for this "great news"....

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