Month: May 2013

NOMINEES FOR THE 2013 NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS (2013)

The 2013 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) has been scheduled to take place on September 1 in New York City. Meanwhile, organizers held a Nominee Announcement event in Lagos, at Euphoria nightclub. Voting begins online on June 28th. FULL LIST OF NOMINEES (1) BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR Timaya Upgrade – TimayaOBO – DavidoYBNL – OlamideEmpire Mates State of Mind – EMESon of A Carpenter – BrymoR&Bw – Banky W (2) HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR Kukere – IyanyaThis Year – JaywonKokoma – K9Like To Party – Burna BoyLimpopo – KceeBeat Of Life (Samba) – Sarz Featuring Wizkid (3) BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR Sean TizzleKetchupSeyi ShayBurna BoyAjebutter22Dammy Krane (4) GOSPEL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Frank EdwardsOnosMoniqueFunke AkinokunSammy OkposoBouqui (5) BEST POP/R&B ARTISTE OF THE YEAR PraizBankyWizkidIyanyaDavidoWande Coal (6) BEST RAP ACT OF THE YEAR OlamideJesse JagzIce PrinceVectorPhynoRuggedman (7) MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR SpellzMasterkraftChopstixSarzShizziFliptyce (8) MUSIC Video OF THE YEAR Tonight – Burna Boy (Directed By Mex)Sisi Eko – Dare Featuring Flavour (Directed By Mark Hofmeyr)Skibo – Solid Star (Directed By Clarence Peters)Ghetto – Shank (Directed By Patrick Ellis)Voice of the Streets – Olamide (Directed By Mattmax)Oliver Twist – D’Banj (Directed By Sesan) (9) MOST PROMISING MALE ACT TO WATCH Sugar BoyzK9BularBlack MagicEndiaManYung L (10) MOST PROMISING FEMALE ACT TO WATCH AramideOyinkansolaLola RaeEmma NyraKimaniAuraLil Miss MissNiyola (11) EASTERN AFRICAN ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR...

Read More

COMIC ACTOR, BABASUWE LOSES LAW SUIT AGAINST NDLEA.

Curtains have not be drawn on the Babasuwe/NDLEA saga. The latest development is that, the Court of Appeal in Lagos, have ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency not to pay the N25million damages awarded to the comic actor. It would be recalled that the Yoruba actor was detained by the anti-drug agency for 24 days in 2011 on the suspicion that he ingested hard drug. And after he was proved innocent, in March 2012, Justice Yetunde Idowu of Lagos High Court Ikeja ordered the NDLEA to pay a whooping sum of N25m judgement fee to him within 21 days. However, Babasuwe's lawyer, Bamidele Aturu has stated that they would appeal the...

Read More

JOSE MOURINHO REUNITES WITH CHELSEA

The Special One finally returns to where he is 'loved'. Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho has finally re-united with his former club, Chelsea. He is expected to be unveiled next week after Real Madrid's last game with Osasuna. A Stamford Bridge official confirmed that he's signed a four-year contract worth £40 million. "It's official Jose is a Chelsea man again! Everyone is delighted he's coming back – the club, the players and the fans. We are already looking forward to next season; we are sure it's going to be very exciting." The source...

Read More

TOP COMEDIAN, JULIUS D’GENIUS AGWU LAUNCHES NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

When it comes to working hard at making things happen, respected Nigerian comedian, Julius D'Genius Agwu takes the front seat. The reputable humour merchant has launched his brand new YouTube channel  (youtube.com/JuliusAgwuTV)  Julius' new YouTube channel features some of his hilarious sketches, skits, stage performances and footage from Crack Ya Ribs, Laff 4 Christ's Sake etc. It can now be watched online anywhere in the world and in any time of the day! The 40 year-old singer who recently launched his auto-biography, "Jokes Apart: How Did I Get Here?" has also released two new singles; Rejuvenate and Mama Soup. "I want to keep my fans around the world laughing and I am so happy to be sharing all of my work online, in one place – I am looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Julius Agwu YouTube channel." Julius...

Read More

BRYMO CONFIRMS CHOCOLATE CITY EXIT

Ibrahim Oluwale, popularly called BrymO has confirmed his exit from foremost music label, Chocolate City. This is coming less than 3months after his label mate, Jesse Jagz called it quits. The 'Ara' singer who became popular after featuring in Ice Prince's Oleku song was reportedly introduced to the Audu-Maikori-led label by MI sometime 2010. With Jesse Jagz and BrymO gone, the label is left with two artistes; M.I and Ice Prince. A representative of the label stated that BrymO still has three years and two albums to deliver but the 'Son of a Kapenta' had this to say on twitter. "It is true. I have left Chocolate...

Read More

NOMINEES FOR THE 2013 YORUBA MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS (YMAA) UNVEILED

The nominees for the second edition of the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA) has been unveiled.The event which was created to celebrate and honour outstanding Yoruba actors/actresses had its maiden edition at Abeokuta Ogun state. This year's edition will be held at Oyo State and the date is yet to be announced.Select veteran actors; Professor Akinwunmi Ishola, Late Duro Ladipo, Late Kola Ogunmola, Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero) and Adebayo Faleti will be presented with Honorary awards. NOMINEES(1) BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Muyiwa Ademola (Tangiri)Yomi Fashlanso (Eja Tutu)Femi Adebayo (Aiyekoto)Odunlade Adekola (Mufu Olosa Oko)Ibrahim Chatta (Onidajo)Muka Eyiwinmi (Asiru Ejire) (2) BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Lizzy Anjorin (Kofo Tinubu)Ayo Adesanya (Amope Alasela)Funke Akindele (Ife Gbona)Bimbo Oshin (Faderera)Iyabo Ojo (Arinzo)Fathia Balogun (Opo) (3) BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE Akin Lewis (Obayeje)Antar Laniyan (Ibinu Oba)Taiwo Hassan (Eni Jogun)Olaiya Igwe (Ile Alayo)Aina Gold (Ika kan)Dele Odule (Feranmi) (4) BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Joke Muyiwa (Ayitale)Ayo Mogaji (Mama Insurance)Dupe Jaiyesimi (Oloja Ere)Rose Odika (Tori Ogun)Aishat Abimbola (Mulika Nkako)Iyabo Ojo (Ile Alayo) (5) BEST CROSS-OVER ACTOR Mercy Aigbe (Osas Omoge Benin)Kelvin Ikeduba (Adanikan Rin)Doris Simeon (Gucci Girls)Ricardo Agbor (Iyo Aye)Toyin Aimakhu (Jejeloye) (6) BEST MUSICIAN IN AN ACTING ROLEWasiu Alabi Pasuma (Irawo Meji)Saheed Osupa (Labake Omo Oko)Ajoke Cinderella (Shakyra)Sule Alao Malaika (Aminatu Papa)Salawa Abeni (Asiru Ejire) (7) BEST COMEDY FILMIle AlayoIjewuruOlojojoIyawo GbajumoAlani Baba Labake (8) BEST COMEDY ACTORAfonja Olaniyi Sanyeri (Amisu)Wale Akorede Okunnu (Ile Alayo)Adekola Tijani Kamilu...

Read More

MUSIC: LIZ FRANCIS, ‘BARTENDER’

Elizabeth Francis Udonsah aka Liz Francis is poised to take the Nigerian music industry by storm; her newly released mind-blowing single titled "Bartender" further butresses this fact. Signed to KCT RECORDS, the Akwa Ibom born diva who has her unique genre of R n B soul music captivated her increasing fans and music lovers in this brand new song. While we are still waiting for the video of Bartender which has been shot & directed by James Oludare, let's join the groove and enjoy the rhythm of Bartender. HULKSHARE LINK:  http://www.hulkshare.com/t4t798e028zk     LIZ FRANCIS –...

Read More

CHECK OUT THE POSTER FOR NELSON MANDELA’S BIOPIC.

Here's the poster to the much-awaited biopic on Politician and anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. The film which has been titled "Long Walk to Freedom" chronicles the life and times (education, 27 years imprisonment etc) of the former South Africa President. Starring British film actor, Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, the movie trailer was shown at the recently-held Cannes Film Festival. Written by William Nicholson and Produced by Anant Singh, The film will be available in cinemas on November 29,...

Read More

2FACE IDIBIA ESCAPES AIR MISHAP

Multiple-award winning singer has cheated death again and for the fourth time. It wasn't armed robbers this time around but on the plane. Thank God it was averted. According to Hiphop World Magazine, the Benue indigene was on his way to Lagos from South Africa. It was a night flight, he was listening to music from his iPod when he perceived a foul burning odor and then the lighting system in the aircraft suddenly went off; throwing passengers in panic. The captain announced that the plane had developed an electrical fault and they were going to have an emergency landing. 2face according to sources had to calm his crew who were also panicking. And in what seemed like a miracle, the tires came out, the plane successfully landed and the passengers were evacuated. Source: Hiphop World...

Read More

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES REALITY SERIES TO PREMIERE IN LAGOS

Popular American reality TV-series, 'The Real Housewives', just like other franchised reality shows has made its way to Nigeria and it will premiere in few weeks time . The Nigerian version of the one-hour reality television series which xrays the lives of affluent housewives and professional women in the suburban/urban parts of American cities would be sponsored by the NBC. The participants have not been unveiled but the series is expected to feature eight ladies who reside and work in Nigeria. Trust Nigerian women to add more spark to the...

Read More

LARA GEORGE, TIMI DAKOLO, COBHAMS ASUQUO OTHERS FOR PITA’S CONCERT

Talented song writer, singer/composer, PITA is is slowly but steadily taking the gospel scene by storm as he is set to release his debut.  PITA is truly a vibrant, witty and intelligent young Man, who has a deep understanding of what music, ministry and business is all about. Passionate about what he does, you can literally see the sparkle and excitement in his eyes when he talks about his music. This young man, after recently escaping a ghastly car accident that almost took his life, but left him still with a broken arm n fractured hip bone, recently launched a mobile application “PITapp” for his fans and friends to keep up with what he is up to. Speaking about the forthcoming event, PITA says, “June 30th is going to be the most important day of my life Still‘, says PITA as he gets on stage to thank God and also drop his album “AS I AM… The Journey So Far” at the prestigious Victory Dome of David’s Christian Centre, Amuwo Odofin. Lagos. LARA GEORGE, TIMI DAKOLO, COBHAMS ASUQUO, IN HIS IMAGE, and OLUFUNMI are few of the A CLASS gospel artistes that will be at the Event. Get ready for an evening of top-class praise. For more info: follow PITA on twitter @pitasings or e-mail pitaenquiries@gmail.com or call 08095913399 Download PITapp:...

Read More

IT’S HAPPY DAY FOR GOSPEL ARTISTE, ANNY

  Happy Day is the brand new, inspiring music from pretty and energetic Gospel/ Inspirational singer “ANNY”. Featuring  former Trybes Records rapper “Freestyle” which now spells as Fr3style, the song is not only soul-lifting but also fun-packed. Delta-State born “ANNY” who won the Award for the best Gospel Artiste of the year at the 2012 edition of the Nigeria Gospel Awards (NGA) released the single and video under her own record label “Annylove Music”. The HAPPY DAY music video is simply amazing and if you are yet to have your wedding ceremony, this will get you wishing. Produced by Mekoyo and directed by Nodash, Happy Day video has cameo appearances from Eben, Essence, Jodie and many others.   YOUTUBE LINK: http://t.co/Xn9AIq62Gt    ANNY FT FR3STYLE- HAPPY DAY /VIDEO   HULKSHARE LINK: http://t.co/jqm0f4P6nT   ANNY FT FR3STYLE – HAPPY DAY/...

Read More

“NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO FINISH MY CAREER” DAVID BECKHAM TO RETIRE FROM FOOTBALL.

After a very successful 2-decade career, David Beckham has announced his decision to retire from football at end of season. Within the space of 20 years, the 38 year-old Chinese football ambassador played for five clubs namely; Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and PSG. "I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level." The PSG midfielder continued, "To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country. I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. Beckham who has lifted 19 trophies including 10 league titles stated, "Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love. However, I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back. "I wouldn't have achieved what I have done today without my family. I'm grateful for my parents' sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams. I owe everything to Victoria and the kids, who have given me the inspiration and support to play at the highest...

Read More

DRUG TRAFFICKING: KING SUNNY ADE’S EX-GUITARIST GETS 3 YEARS SENTENCE

Veteran musician, King Sunny Ade's ex-guitarist, Fatoke Abiodun, who was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on January 1, 2013 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) after found with two parcels of cocaine weighing 1.575kg on his way to Italy has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. He was sentenced by The Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday after appealing and pleading guilty to one count charge of unlawful exportation of 1.575kg of cocaine. On how he got into the mess, 62-year old Abiodun claimed he was unceremoniously retired after playing for King Sunny Ade for 30 years. He had to do something to pull though poverty and feed his large family (3 wives and 12 children). "I live in Ibadan with my family. I was invited to Lagos where I was given 50,000 naira and they promised that every arrangement will be ready for me to travel soon. They promised to pay me one million naira. If not for my condition, I would have turned down the offer but it was my last hope to be free from financial difficulty. I was given the bag and my ticket but at the airport NDLEA detected the drug. Since then, I have been in deep pain. I feel bad because I have no one to help me" He regretted. Source:...

Read More

2013 BET AWARDS NOMINEES LIST

Nigerian superstars; 2face Idibia and Ice Prince Zamani have been nominated in the 'Best International Act: Africa' category of the 2013 BET Awards. Now in its 12th edition, this year's event will take place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on 30th June.FULL LIST OF NOMINEES1) BEST FEMALE R&B POP ARTISTBeyoncéTamar BraxtonAlicia KeysRihannaElle Varner2) BEST MALE R&B POP/ARTISTChris BrownBruno MarsMiguelJustin TimberlakeUsher3) BEST GROUPMacklemore & Ryan LewisMary MaryMindless BehaviorSlaughterhouseThe Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)4) BEST COLLABORATION2 Chainz f/ Drake – No LieA$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – "Problems"French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – "Pop That"Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – "Poetic Justice"Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – "Suit & Tie"Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – "Mercy"5) BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST2 ChainzA$AP RockyDrakeFutureKendrick Lamar6) BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTISTAzealia BanksEveNicki MinajRasheedaRye Rye7) VIDEO OF THE YEAR2 Chainz f/ Drake – "No Lie"A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – "Problems"Drake – "Started From The Bottom"Drake f/ Lil Wayne – "HYFR"Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – "Poetic Justice"Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – "Thrift Shop"Miguel – "Adorn"Rihanna – "Diamonds"Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – "Suit & Tie"Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – "Mercy"8) VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEARA$AP Rocky & Sam LeccaBenny BoomDirector XDre FilmsHype Williams9) BEST NEW ARTISTEAzealia BanksJoey Bada$$Kendrick LamarTrinidad Jame$The Weeknd10)...

Read More

MANCHESTER UNITED’S RIO FERDINAND ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

First it was Sir Alex Ferguson, now another key person is leaving the club. The Manchester United defender has announced his retirement from international football. This was confirmed by the FA. The defender who has played two World Cups and has 81 caps stated ''After a great deal of thought, I have decided the time is right for me to retire from international football. At the age of 34, I feel it is right for me to stand aside and let the younger players come through, which allows me to concentrate on my club career. 'The team looks in great shape and there is an influx of young, talented players coming through the ranks which bodes well for the future. I regard it as a great honour and a privilege to have represented my country at every level from U17s upwards. I have always been very proud to play for England. I would like to wish Roy and the team all the best for future tournaments. 'A big thank you to all the fans, managers, coaching staff and players that I have worked alongside – the journey has been incredible...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2