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FUNKE AKINDELE’S ‘THE RETURN OF JENIFA’ MAGIC.

There's no magic or short cut to success except hardwork and persistence. This is exactly the formula Funke Akindele used. Having been in the industry for a long time featuring in both english and yoruba films. Needless to say her Jenifa film which was released in 2009 gave her the much-needed break and made her profile rise. Jenifa came and we all enjoyed the intrigues and excitement that came with it. When the news of her Return of Jenifa permeated media headlines, many hissed and felt her action was unnecessary but the 35 year-old Law graduate knew what she was doing. The film which had a parade of stars from the entertainment industry, namely; Omawumi, Eldee, Helen Paul, Rukky Sanda, Banky W and a host of others is not only the most talked about movie but has grossed about N30million at the cinemas. After the Return of Jenifa comes 'Tango with...

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INI EDO SET TO PREMIERE “I”LL TAKE MY CHANCES”

Ini Edo Ace Nollywood star, Ini Edo-Ehagwina is set to premiere ‘I’ll Take My Chances’, her latest film which she jointly produced with renowned producer, Emem Isong. The Cross. River-indigene, who had the first premiere at the banquet hall of Meridien Hotel in Akwa Ibom State, on september 24, 2011 will this december woo movie-lovers, colleagues and well-wishers to the Lagos venue of the...

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UK’S BIGGEST RESTAURANT REVEALED

Za Za Bazaar a two-storey restaurant in Bristol has been reported to be the biggest restaurant in the UK. The 30,000 sq eatery took 3 months to refurbish and can seat over 1,000 customers with two sittings per night. With 120 staff including 30 chefs, the restaurant will serve food from all four corners of the globe. According to Nitin Bhatnagar, a renowned international chef and the restaurant owner, “It is the first of a new nationwide chain of eight restaurants, we are creating something entirely new for the UK restaurant market. No one else is creating food fresh on the scale that we are doing at Za Za Bazaar.” At Za Za Bazaar, a meal costing £12.99 during the week will go for £15.99 in the evening. The restaurant hopes to create over 1,000 jobs and establish about five or six sites across the country in 2012. The restaurant will serve up: A whole truck load of vegetables every day 1,300kg of rice every week 60kg of pasta per day 15kg of fresh ravioli prepared on the premises each day 18kg of pizza flour used to make fresh pizzas every day 4,000 bread rolls baked on the premises on a Saturday 2,500 chickens every four days 1,000kg of beef a week Diners will be able to select their ingredients which will then be cooked fresh for them. Source:...

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MESSI AND NEYMAR: “PELE TOOK THE WRONG MEDICATION”-MARADONA

A week ago, Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, popularly called Pele stated that Santos striker, Neymar is technically better than Argentina’s Lionel Messi only that the former has a lot to improve if he wants to be considered world best player. Reacting to that statement, Diego Maradonna, UAE Al Wasl coach who hasn’t been on good terms with Pele declared that the latter must have taken the wrong drugs when he made the statement. Though he acknowledged Neymar is good but he would never be able to match Messi’s records. His words, “it seems Pele took the wrong medication. Instead of taking his night pill, he took the morning pill. He got confused and didn’t know what he was talking about. I suggest next time that he should take the right pills before making any suggestions and that he should change his doctor.”...

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FUNKE AKINDELE BECOMES KLIN AMBASSADOR

Jenifa star, Olufunke Akindele has been made the ambassador of klin detergent. Funke whose hit film, Jenifa, gave her a huge break in the Nigerian movie industry and has since become a force to reckon with especially within the yoruba section of Nollywood is now an ambassador to four brands namely; Globacom telecommunications, Lagos State internal Revenue Service, a peace ambassador and now Klin. Speaking on her endorsement, the Omo Ghetto star revealed that her decision to take up the job was borne out of the need to give her teeming fans chances of enriching themselves through the Eko Supreme scratch and win...

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EMMANUEL EMENIKE EMERGES BEST PLAYER

Emmanuel Emenike, Super Eagles forward has for the third consecutive time become Spartak Moscow, his current club’s best player of November 2011. It would be recalled that he won the same award in September and October, the former fenerbhace player got huge support of fans who voted massively for him on the club’s official website, a total of 47.01% of votes were accorded to him while goal keeper Andriy Dikan and Dmitry Kombarov got 16.5% and 14.22%...

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24 YEAR-OLD LAW GRADUATE EMERGES FACE OF SLEEK 2011

Imo State born Alexandra Nwokedi has been crowned Face of Sleek Nigeria 2011. The 24 year-old Law graduate beat other 10 finalists at the grand finale ‘Symphony Of Style III’ event at Harbour Point in Victoria Island, Lagos on 27th November 2011. By virtue of her victory, she is a proud owner of a brand new car, got an all-expenses paid trip to the UK to take part in London Fashion Week, courtesy of Kia and Air France / KLM respectively. She will also launch innovative hair and beauty products from Sleek Studio for the next 12...

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NKIRU SYLVANUS TO UNVEIL REALITY SHOW.

Contrary to your expectations, Nkiru Sylvanus, beautiful Nollywood actress and Special Assitant on Lagos affairs to Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha (yeah, Lagos Affairs incase you havn’t heard that part) isn’t starting a reality show to search for an actress who can outcry her just like she does excellently well in movies, but to showcase talents who seek various segments of the entertainment sector. Named ‘I’ve Got Talent’, the unveiling would take place in Welcome Centre Hotels Ikeja on December 4,...

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NOMINEES FOR THE 2011 NIGERIAN BROADCASTERS AWARDS

Top functionaries and core media personalities would be treated to an enthralling event as the 2011 edition of the Nigerian Broadcasters Awards kicks off on december 11. Scheduled to hold at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, the event will have the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, his Oyo State counterpart, Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Ambassador Segun Olusola, as a prelude to the event will host the nominees party on Saturday, December 3, at Cave Bar, Ikeja, Lagos. While Special Recognition awards will go to Walter Oyatogun, Toyin Subair, Lekan Ogunbanwo, Mrs Biola Alabi, Benson Idonije and Amaka Igwe, Life Time Achievement Awards will be presented to Madam Anike Agbaje Williams, Danladi Bako and Raymond Dokpesi. Bisi Olatilo, Bimbo Oloyed and Cally Ikpe will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. Award Categories BEST TV NEWSCASTER OF THE YEAR Male Chuks Ene (STV) Cyril Stober (NTA) Charles Erukae (Channels) Ikechukwu Obienu (TVC) Sam Bello (AIT) Female Jire Kola- Kuforiji (AIT) Bukola Coker (TVC) Harriet Agbenyi (Channels) Seun Olagunju (NTA) Kemi Adekusibe (MITV) Onyi Sunday (STV) Bimbola Oloko (LTV  BEST RADIO NEWSCASTER OF THE YEAR Uche Unogo (Raypower FM) Victor Njoku (Beatz FM) Jones Usein (Radio Continental) Ima Akpabio (Inspiration) Ify Onyegbule (Radio Continental) Bosede Akinremi (Radio Lagos) Oge Ogekanma (Brila FM) Daniel Akpata (Eko FM) BEST TV STATION OF THE YEAR STV LTV 8 AIT TVC Channels...

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ADO OVER MERCY JOHNSON’S BLINDNESS.

Relax! We know Mercy Johnson could be troublesome in movies, but this didn't happen to her for real. This is actually a scene in a movie she just shot. Apparently she had a brawl with someone and she got a badly-designed face. Help spread the word, she isn't blind as widely...

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CHIOMA CHUKWUKA’S PICTURE PHOTO-SHOPPED?

Was this particular poster bearing Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha photo-shopped? This issue has raised more questions than answers particularly because the glo ambassador hardly appear like this in movies or on movie jackets. A report has it that the only part that belongs to Chioma is the face while the rest is another person's. I also learnt that Chioma is really angry over this as the producer didn't tell her he was going to do...

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WALE ADENUGA BECOMES PEACE AMBASSADOR

Barely two weeks after an evaluation report rated his Super Story drama series the most watched soap opera in Nigeria, another good news is that the veteran TV producer and the brain behind Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) has been conferred with the prestigious Universal Peace Federation (UPF) ambassador for peace award 2011. According to the organizers, the award-winning producer was being bestowed the honour for his outstanding contributions to family values through his TV programmes which include Super Story, ThisLife, Papa Ajasco and many more. The ambassador for peace is the world's largest and most diverse network for peace leaders from different strata of life. Other recipients include Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Susan Oyemade of Forever Living products and many...

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MONALISA CHINDA IS FACE OF CARNIRIV

Monalisa Chinda CARNIRIV isn’t a beauty product neither has our delectable Nollywood actress secured a modelling contract. Its simply an annual internationally acclaimed Port harcourt carnival. And the ‘Kiss and Tell’ star being a Rivers indigene has been adopted as the face of the exciting event. Now in its fourth season, the event is scheduled to take place on December 13, 2011, at the Carnival Village, Liberation Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, with the theme, ‘Our culture, Our future’. Line up of activities include a colourful opening ceremony, children’s parade, cultural performance and a host of others. To deepen the message of peace and security consciousness, the River State government in a specila pre-carnival activity will host the grand finale of the Miss Ecowas peace pageant on 10th December, meanwhile beauty contestants within the ECOWAS region will soon arrive Port...

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DIDIER DROGBA REJECTS CONTRACT EXTENSION

33 year-old Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba has rejected a one-year contract extension in his Chelsea football club. The Ivorian who joined the club in 2004 and whose contract expires next summer is setting his eyes in United State, Russia or Asia-based clubs. According to his agent, Thierno Seydi "Didier has had the offer of a one-year extension from Chelsea. That does not suit us. We know what we want, where we want to go and what offers we have. AC Milan came in for Didier on loan with an option to buy but I said 'No' straight away. Their offer did not interest us. At Didier's age, he has nothing left to prove as a player. He will go where he is offered the most money. It could be the United States, Russia, Qatar or somewhere else in Asia. Once you are well into your thirties you have to go to a club where you can be certain you'll be able to pay your bills. LA Galaxy are a possibility among many others. He has been linked with Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia, as they pay well. But neither Didier nor I have had an offer from them." He explained.  Source:...

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WINNERS OF THE NIGERIA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (NMVA)2011

The much-anticipated Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) has come and gone but the excitement and honour it brought will linger in the memories of those who witnessed it especially R n B singer, Dare Art alade and fast-rising singer, Jodie who clinched two awards each. Hosted by Gbenga Adeyinka, Comedian of the Federal Republic, (CFR) and ex beauty Queen cum rapper, Munachi Abii, the event which was organized by Producer, Callivision Network (Live beats Cally Ikpe, was held at the Eko Hotel&Suites. Musical performances were reeled from Wizkid, Minjin, Vector, Dipp, Joel and lots more. WINNERS: Best R&B Video- Darey (The way you are)Reggae/Dancehall Video-Tipsy(Ching Chong) Best gospel Video- KSB (Mo ti goke) Best Mainstream HipHop Video -Vector (Get Down) Best Afro pop Video- Goldie (Don't touch my body) Best Afro beat video-W4 (Control) Best Highlife Video-Jodie (Kuchi Kuchi) Best contemporary Video – MI (Undisputed Champion) Best Afro hiphop video-Samklef (Molowo) Best video by a new artiste-Mima (Love you) Best use of costumes -Darey (Ba ni Kidi) Best use of choreography– T.I.V:  komole Best use of cinematography – No Dash Best Southern Africa video-Proverb (The Beginning) Best rock/alternate video- Uti (once in my life) Best indigenous concept-Stan Aneto (Oh. Water) Best promising director-Tokah Best Editor –No Dash Best Producer –Zamar Entertainment Best director – DJ Tee Best use of visual effect– Da sage Best video of the year–...

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