Month: September 2014

Music: BOUQUI ft Solomon Lange- Salama Nigeria

Ace Gospel singer, Bukky ‘BOUQUI’ Afolayan has released a beautiful song ahead of Nigeria’s 54th Independence Day celebration coming up tomorrow, the rap-vangelist BOUQUI calls this Salama Nigeria.  Salama Nigeria is produced by VC Perez and it means Peace Nigeria in Hausa Language..She featured the vibrant northern Gospel singer Solomon Lange and it is a prayer song for a better and greater Nigeria. BOUQUI who has been away in the United States of America where she is honing her acting skills in Hollywood is dedicating the song to Nigerians as they celebrate another year of independence and she’s sure it’s going be a breath of fresh air and undeniably a hope giver to everyone. The song is off her sophomore double CD album released last year titled Marks Of a general http://www.tunecore.com/albums/1033919 and Eve Of Independence http://www.tunecore.com/albums/1033931...

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Filmmaker, Charles Novia reviews Genevieve Nnaji&Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s acting abilities

Ace filmmaker and movie critic, Charle&s Novia while congratulating Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and other recipients of the national honors, took to his facebook page to do a review of the highly-successful movie stars. He says unlike the former who has more depth and the gift of role immersion, the latter has not evolved artistically beyond her present heights in her career. Read more of his submission below. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is known to many. Her acting prowess is arguably in a class by itself and her being nominated as one of the world’s 100 most influential persons by TIME magazine a couple of years back must have paved the way for her present national recognition by the Federal Government. Frankly speaking, I personally think she has more depth in acting than her ‘rival’ Genevieve Nnaji. I have worked with both of them in the past and also studied their acting styles. Omotola has the gift of role immersion. She gives everything into her characters. There is an organic style of interpretation she is gifted with. Very few actors have that. She Is not a Method Actor, mind you but she has delivered roles which many method actors would give her a standing ovation for. Genevieve Nnaji, on the other hand, is a fantastic actress and a trend – setting one too who was first honoured by Mr President a couple of...

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Sad! Top Nigerian sports journalist, Godwin Spiff Sagbama is dead!

The Nigerian sports industry has lost one of it’s prolific journalists. Veteran sports broadcaster and Chief Executive Officer; Hally Sport International, Godwin Spiff-Sagbama is dead. Spiff who used to anchor Sports Business on AIT network had been down with a brain-related disease for some time. He reportedly underwent two different surgeries on the brain but succumbed to death this week. The death of the soft-spoken University of Ilorin graduate was confirmed by his colleague, Ade Ojeikere today. May his soul find repose!...

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“Nigeria is a bad place to die” South African journalist writes

A caption on a recent South African publication, Sunday Tribune reads thus, “Nigeria is a bad place to die.” No thanks to the recent building collapse at the Synagogue church of all nations, which killed 115 people, 84 of which were South Africans. Excerpts from the article written by Robyn Kriel, “You don’t want to die in Nigeria. Hell, you don’t even want to get sick in Nigeria. You are just another number. You will be told ‘people die all the time in Nigeria, what makes you so...

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Sound Sultan invests in Basketball.

There’s no gainsaying that talented music act, Lanre Fasasi, popularly called Sound Sultan loves basketball. He often takes time out of his busy schedule to unwind with the game. It however came as no surprise when he announced his decision to invest in the sport. The father of three has acquired the ownership of Lagos based basketball team, The Islanders. The ‘Mr Jagbajantis’ hitmaker announced this on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 during the weekly music networking event, Industry Nite. ‘As most people are aware, I love basketball and movies a lot. So I decided why not invest in what you love, which is sport and filmmaking, asides music of course. So I discussed with my family and team, and we drew a strategy and implemented. The result of which you will be seeing very soon.’ He...

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Rihanna to star in next ‘James Bond’ film

26 year-old singer, Rihanna is set to make a cameo appearance in new James Bond movie ‘Bond 24’.  The movie which is expected to start this year will be released in November 2015. A source close to the ‘We Found Love’ crooner disclosed that she’s excited to make her second appearance on the silverscreen and her role in this new movie would not be what anyone expects. “Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one. She didn’t even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She’s really excited,” The source...

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Actress, Jackie Appiah to appear before Presidential World Cup Commission of Inquiry

Ghanaian Actress Jackie Appiah and a few others will appear before Presidential Commission of Inquiry into 2014 World Cup to answer queries related to Ghana’s lacklustre performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Recall that the thespian was one of Ghana’s World Cup ambassadors who were paid over $20,000 each on an all-expenses paid trip to Brazil in June to brand the country as well as mobilise cheerleaders/supporters of the Black Stars at the Tournament. A statement by spokesperson of the Commission, Thomas Boakye Agyemang reads. “The presidential commission of inquiry into Brazil 2014 resumes sitting tomorrow Monday 10.00 am at the Accra Sports Stadium. Expected to appear include Fred Crentsil, Augustine Ahinful, CK Akunnor, Litina Travel and Tours and actress Jackie...

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Photos from the old-school-themed Lagos premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 movie

The Lagos premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s new movie, October 1 was held yesterday September 28, 2014 at the Eko Hotels&Suites Lagos. The old-school-themed event was attended by first lady of Lagos State; Dame Abimbola Fashola, Tunde Kelani, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Funke Akindele, Segun Arinze, Kehinde Bankole, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Dakore Egbuson, Sadiq Baba, Deola Sagoe, Wole Ojo to mention a...

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Emmanuel Adebayor says he regrets celebrating against Arsenal

Tottenham striker, Emmanuel Adebayor says he regrets celebrating his goal against Arsenal. The former Gunners player did a knee-slide celebration after he netted a goal against his former team on Saturday. “I regret that. People have to know as well we are human beings. When you give someone a stick, even if you keep abusing your son or daughter at home, you have to expect a reaction one day from him or her. That is what I have done, but for me it is behind. Obviously if I score against Arsenal I will not run full pitch and will not slide on my knees again.”He...

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Call, Sing And Win On Airtel-Trace Music Star Reality TV Show.

Leading telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria is partnering with Trace, an International music video channel,  to launch a unique mobile song contest, designed to empower Nigerian youths and create robust platforms for them to achieve their aspirations. The competition tagged ‘Airtel Trace Music Star’ is a mobile song contest which will allow contestants to audition right from their phones and earn a chance of becoming the next big music star in Nigeria. Contestants can participate by simply recording their song with an Airtel line, using a short code and will be aided by an interactive voice prompt. The interactive voice prompt will be fortified with multi-lingual functionality including English and Pidgin which will assist in eliminating any language barrier and will enable youths from all parts of across Nigeria participate in the competition. Speaking on the initiative, the Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, noted that Airtel as a youth-centric telecoms company will be initiating the ‘Airtel Trace Music Star’ platform to empower Nigerian youths by giving  them opportunities to develop their innate skills and achieve their dreams. He said: “Airtel is delighted to be associated with Trace in bringing excitement and providing entertainment opportunities for our teeming customers especially youths and the music lovers. This initiative is geared towards supporting and nurturing talents of Nigerian youth. In the next few weeks we will unveil the biggest platform for...

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Wayne Rooney hits back at Rio Ferdinand over his “phone-smashing” claim.

Remember ex Manchester star, Rio Ferdinand’s Autobiography excerpts on Wayne Rooney? Lemme refresh your memory, the QPR player said Rooney went through phones like sweets and smashed them during his fits of anger. Well, the Englishman has some revelations about his former teammate too. “I’ve seen Rio throw a few phones as well. When I was a young lad I was a bit different but I’ve seen Rio throw a few phones as well. As a young lad you’re going through your life in the public eye and doing what normal 16 or 18-year-olds would do. You’re arguing with your friends or whoever and you just grow out of that stage.” He...

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Photos from Bishop Oyedepo’s 60th birthday ceremony

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo turned 60 yesterday September 27, 2014 in grandstyle. The ceremony which started on September 25 was attended by his family, friends, church members, staff and many more. Dignitaries present include Pastor EA Adeboye, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Yakubu Gowon, Ogun State and Lagos State Governors; Ibikunle Amosun and Babatunde Fashola, First Lady of Cross River state, Obioma Liyel-Imoke...

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Airtel Unveils Web Services to Boost SMEs

As part of efforts to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to be more productive and profitable, leading communications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has introduced Airtel Web Services, a robust Entreprise solution that offers a bouquet of services ranging from web hosting to document management. According to Airtel, the new solution is designed to provide a means for small and medium sized businesses in Nigeria to enjoy quality Information Technology (IT) services without the cost burden of procuring, installing and maintaining IT hardware and software. Also, with the Airtel Web services, setting up basic, yet essential IT services like emails, web hosting, document management and storage, can be achieved with zero initial capital expenditure and minimal monthly expenses. Commenting on the new service, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to the empowerment and development of SMEs in the country. “This new offering is a demonstration of Airtel’s robust commitment and support to aid the growth and development of emerging businesses in Nigeria. In this era of globalisation, many small businesses today require strong IT and telecommunications support so as to be able to render effective services to their clients. At Airtel Nigeria, we are more than committed to provide this support always,” he said. According to Ogunsanya, the adoption of the innovative and affordable Airtel Web Services will empower small...

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Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique sets strict rules, players will be fined if they turn up late for matches

And just like Manchester United coach, Louis Van Gaal who fines his men each time they arrive a minute late to breakfast and asks them to hand in their mobile phones the night before a match, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has also made his own laws as regards punctuality amongst his players. The new rules for players state that turning up late on Barcelona match days of Barcelona matches will attract a £300 fine. The amount will double to £600 and £1,200 for the second and third offences respectively. That’s not all! Turning up late for training, meetings or appointments will also attract a £150...

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The Truth about DJ Jimmy Jatt | Episode 5

It’s another time of THE TRUTH with Olisa Adibua. Featured on Episode 5 is one of our very own, cool DJ Jimmy Jatt. Jimmy talks about how he began, the industry, who is hot and who is not, 18yrs in marriage, the state of the industry and many more. VIDEO LINK:...

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