Month: October 2016

Signing of the year! Iyanya joins Mavin Records

  One of the biggest signings in the history of Nigerian Music. Award-winning artiste, Iyanya has joined the Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records. The announcement was made on their instagram accounts some hours ago. “The SUPREME MAVIN DYNASTY is pleased to welcome @Iyanya to the ever growing Mavin Family. Pls join us to welcome him and let the world know that we #Up2Sumting. #MavinActivated” Don Jazzy wrote. Iyanya confirmed the new development saying “Mavin Activated. Up to something”. The Mavin Records squad features Tiwa Savage (who recently joined Jay-Z’s label) Korede Bello, Di’ja,  Reekado Banks, Dr Sid,...

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I need time to learn – Guardiola

  Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted he needs more time to turn things around after hitting the longest winless streak of his decorated managerial career. The Spaniard is facing a lot of pressure after having not won 6 games in a row. Prior to joining City, Guardiola had never gone more than five matches without a victory during his stints at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.   Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to West Bromich Albion on Saturday, the former Bayern coach who took over from Manuel Pellegrini in the summer affirmed that he is still trying...

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How To Be The World’s Greatest Comeback Kid ~By :Tony Ogunlowo  

“…When you’re going through Hell, keep on going! Never, never never give up…” ~ Winston Churchill   By some cruel twist of fate you’ve lost it all – everything! The house, the job, the wife, the kids, the cash – everything’s gone! Or you haven’t lost all the aforementioned (-yet) and you’re spiralling downwards rapidly and things aren’t working out in your life; debts are piling up, business is going under and you’re pulling you’re hair out in frustration at your inability to control your predicament. Normally when you’ve fallen from a great height and suddenly find yourself face...

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Kunle Afolayan’s CEO premieres in London

London stood still for the premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s blockbuster, The CEO. The movie which starred Wale Ojo, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo and triple Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo had an impressive outing at the Toronto International Film Festival. As the bar has been raised in Nollywood, it’s no surprise that Kunle Afolayan hit us with a masterpiece of thriller with twists, turns and intrigue. The producer/director just seems to get better with every film and The CEO was further proof of that. More than the film though, was the cast. The fun they had while making the film was clear from their rapport...

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David Moyes charged by the FA

Sunderland manager, David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) over his behaviour in Wednesday’s 1-0 EFL Cup fourth-round defeat at Southampton. The former Manchester United boss was sent to the stands after contesting referee Chris Kavanagh’s decision not to award a penalty when Maya Yoshida appeared to have brought down Victor Anichebe in the 18 yard box. He was said to have sworn at fourth official James...

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Real Sociedad employ homeless man

  Spanish club, Real Sociedad’s incredible gesture to a homeless man is hitting the headlines. The club has offered a job to Ruben Vitoriano, a homeless man who slept in the doorway of the Basque club’s Anoeta Stadium with his dog Mundo for the last eight months Ruben who has roamed the streets of San Sebastian for three years now has a roof over his head. He has also joined the Basque club’s ground maintenance team and has agreed an initial two-month contract. He told Marca, “I thought they were such good people. After so much time, hope is...

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Victor Valdes launches dating app

Just like other sportsmen, former Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes is also preparing for life after football. The Middlesbrough skipper has partnered with a Barcelona-based startup group called Tramontana Adventure and launched his own mobile dating app called “Hola Dating.” He hopes to release the app in the Android Play Store and iOS App Store pretty soon. “We think that in the dating world, you can feel attracted to someone on the bus, the metro, in a cafe, or in a college or club. But, you don’t necessarily have the courage to approach them and break the ice. Therefore you...

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Jose Mourinho charged with misconduct

  Can Mourinho ever stay out of trouble?   The Manchester United boss has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for comments made about referee Anthony Taylor before Manchester United v Liverpool game. Managers are not supposed to make comments about referees prior to matches but Mourinho being who he is questioned the integrity of the official ahead of the match saying ‘I feel that it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance.’ And when he saw that punishment from the FA was imminent, he chipped in “I did not really want to say too much...

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Robin Van Persie honoured for reaching 100 Holland Caps

Dutch Forward, Robin Van Persie has been honoured for reaching 100 caps for the Holland national team. The former Arsenal player hit the milestone after appearing in the final minutes of a 2–1 away win over Kazakhstan in Euro 2016 qualifying in October 2015. Now the country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 50 goals, the 33 year-old excitedly shared his awards with his fans on Instagram. “Happy to have received the UEFA #100th commemoration cap, the KNVB golden plate and the UEFA 100 Club medal at home. ‘Proud I had the opportunity to be able to receive this. It has been...

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The Death Wish Of The Ninety Percenters|By : Isaac Aluko Ademoroti

Going by all available records, Nigerian politicians generally, shortly before and immediately after independence from Britain, were often referred to as ten percenters.  This was a reference to a situation where ten per cent of the worth of any contract awarded by the then political leaders ended up in their pockets or personal coffers.  It is another way of saying that a tenth of the nation’s resources was misappropriated or stolen by those politicians.  Not unexpectedly, this was a phenomenon that was to be the harbinger of all other forms of corruption.  Those were the heady days of Regional...

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Osaze Odemwingie speaks on his move to Rotherham United

Nigerian forward, Osaze Odemwingie has spoken about his move to English Championship side, Rotherham United. The former Stoke City forward who joined the new club following the expiration of his contract at Stoke City said the process was fast-tracked because Kenny Jackett believes in him.  The 35 year-old told Rotherdam website “It went quickly. Only a few days ago I got in touch with the manager Kenny Jackett.” “Knowing him, he is a manager that believes in you and that gives me a lot of positivity. He obviously believes in me and thinks I can do a job for...

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Tamara Eteimo wins African Culture Image Award in the USA

  Nollywood actress Tamara Eteimo is celebrating a big achievement in her career. She recently won the 2016 African Culture Image Award in the USA as the Best Supporting Actress. She clinched this award for her role in the movie ‘Fallen’ produced by Uduak Isong Oguamanam. The actress who was excited about her win, thanked her fans for their votes and support. “This is my first official award apart from winning the New York Film Academy recognition as the best acting student and the Next Movie Star Reality Show, both in 2011. Thanks to the most high who didn’t...

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Guardiola reiterates faith in Aguero

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has spoken up about the future of Sergio Aguero, maintaining that he is still a vital part of the team. The Spaniard rubbished reports making rounds that he has fallen out with the Argentine and has now found another replacement. Aguero was excluded from his UCL lineup against Barca last week but starred in Sunday’s draw against Southampton. At a press conference, Guardiola said: “I want to be clear again. I am so happy with Sergio and hopefully he can stay for a long time here. I want from deep in my heart he...

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The unspiritual side of Aso Rock|By : Femi Adesina

Let me begin with two clarifications. Aso Villa is not my home, I am just passing through. Even this world is nobody’s home; we are just birds of passage. So, let nobody turn up his nose in derision, and say; “he’s writing like the landlord of Aso Villa, defending a place where’s he’s just a tenant.” Yes, nobody is landlord in the Villa, not even rational presidents. They can only live there for maximum of eight years, if Nigerians so decide. And for me, my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels only need to beckon...

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Denise Pearson: When Music Meets Fashion

Glam Africa collaborates with Mary Martin London for a shoot with  British musician, Denise Pearson. Many of us know this talented artist from 80s band Five Star. Others of us may also recognise her from her appearance in The Voice UK. We had the privilege of speaking with Denise Pearson to talk about music, beauty and, as always, all things Glam. What was it like working on The Voice?   “[It was] great to work with such talent. It was hard work, early mornings with singing and rehearsals…but it was a great experience.” What is missing from the music...

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Ballon d’Or shortlist: France Football explains Eden Hazard’s omission

  Chelsea star, Eden Hazard’s exclusion from the just released 2015/2016 Ballon d’Or shortlist raised a lot of eyebrows. Apparently, the Belgian’s strings of underwhelming performances last season was the chief reason his name was shockingly omitted from the list. The 25 year-old has improved greatly under the new manager, Antonio Conte and has already matched his Premier League goal tally from last season. “If there was only one put forward, it would probably be him. Seeing Eden Hazard away from this list can be an anomaly. There is nothing in view of the insipid performances of the Belgian during...

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Stephanie Linus’ son turns 1 (Photos)

  Leading actress Stephanie Linus and her husband Idahosa Linus celebrated their son, Maxwell’s first birthday on Sunday 23rd October 2016. It was a fun-filled day where lots of family members and friends came around to celebrate the joyous occasion.  Some of the guests who were present at the event include: Genevieve Nnaji,  Tamara Eteimo, Blessing Effiong, Aisha Igbinovia and Valentine Ozigbo – MD of Transcorp Hilton. Photography: Dela Dee Innovations...

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