Author: loladeville


FORBES' AFRICA's MOST POWERFUL CELEBS: 11 NIGERIANS MAKE THE LISTNigerian celebrities certainly deserve a resounding applause and probably a standing ovation for this beautiful record. 11 out of 40 distinguished Africans from 14 countries having dominated Forbes' African most powerful celebrities'list is quite noteworthy. These are top-notch individuals who have made their mark in their chosen fields and thus earned the respect and admiration of many. Nigeria has the highest number of celebrities on the list, followed by Mali (5), Kenya (4), South Africa (4), Senegal (3), Cote D'voire (2), Ethopia (2), Algeria (2), Benin Republic (1), Somalia (1), Zimbabwe (1), Sudan (1) and Cameroon (1). 8 out of these Nigerians are artistes while the 3 are writers. They occupy position 1st, 6th, 10th, 19th, 32th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th on the list (1) Chinua Achebe- Nigeria (Novelist) (2) Youssou N'Dour-Senegal (Musician) (3) Didier Drogba-Cote D'voire (Footballer) (4)Angelique kidjo-Benin Republic(Musician) (5) Akon-Senegal (Musician) (6) Wole Soyinka-Nigeria (Playwright) (7) Salif keita-Mali (Musician) (8)Yvonne Chakachaka-South Africa (Musician) (9) Oumong Sang-Mali (Musician) (10) Femi Kuti-Nigeria (Musician) (11) Toumani Diabete- Mali (Musician) (12) Oliver Mtukudzi-Zimbabwe (Musician) (13) Haile Gebrselassie- Ethopia (Athlete) (14) Khaled Hadj ibrahim-Algeria (Musician) (15) Samuel Eto'o-Cameroon (Footballer) (16) Alek Wek- Sudan (Supermodel) (17) Liya Kebede- Ethiopia (Supermodel) (18)Dobet Gnahore- Cote D'voire (Musician) (19) Genevieve Nnaji- Nigeria (Actress) (20) Koffi Olomide-Congo (Musician) (21)Neill Blomkamp- South africa (Movie Producer) (22)Souad...

Read More


Get paid to tweet" website, Nairatweets, is set to enable Nigerians pay for digital content online via its recently launched digital store. Fehintolu Olaogun, Co-founder of Nairatweets revealed that the Nairatweets store will give mobile app developers and brands the opportunity to create engaging content for the online community and also offer a platform to monetize the content. Nairatweets users will be able to use their earnings from the site to pay for digital content ranging from music to mobile applications. The store is available on all mobile devices. (Culled from...

Read More


The objective of the Lagos style Week 2011 slated for November 26-27 at the Incubator, Victoria Island is to connect Nigerian designers with today's top fashion buyers as well as worldwide press coverage and clients. There will be a display of 10 design pieces from 5 established & 20 emerging designers and BN exclusively brings  you photos of pieces of some of the emerging...

Read More


Following the woeful performance of the Super Eagles against Guinea on October 8 in Abuja and the consequent elimination of Nigeria from the 2012 Africa Nations Cup billed for Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, John Mikel Obi promises that the young players and the great team that Samson Siasia is putting into shape will restore the nation's lost glory. The Chelsea midfielder who described Samson Siasia as a 'fantastic coach' has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive and forget. "I carefully picked out this time to apologise to Nigerians as I know their anger must have come down, it's sad that we won't be hoisting our flag at the AFCON (2012) and the fans have every right to be angry. But please, it's not the end of the world. We have a young and great team, and of course a fantastic coach. We can still live up to expectations if only we can get another chance." "Let us put the disappointment behind us, and I promise you on behalf of my teammates that we 'll bring the glory back to Nigeria soonest. God bless us all,"He concluded...

Read More


It is no longer news that officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested actor cum comedian Babatunde Omidina, also known as Babasuwe last week wednesday on suspiscions that hard drugs were concealed in his stomach. On a fresh note, an Abuja-based publishing outfit, Image Merchant Promotion is offering the comedian a One million offer if he can give it exclusive right to the detention story. Hajia Sikrat Yushau, Chief Executive of the organization that publishes the Economic Confidential magazine says the gesture is to provide detailed information on the experience and trauma the comedian has been going though since his arrest.  (Culled from...

Read More


Though the exit of the Super Eagles from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations as a result of the 2-2 draw with Guinea caused lots of pain to Nigerians, the players equally have moved on, they got to their hotel in Abuja and were paid about $150,000 (about N23m) promptly. Their bonus for a win was $10,000 each and $5, 000 for a draw while the head coach Samson Siasia received double of that and his assistants and team doctor got $7,500 each while other support officials got the same amount as the players. A breakdown of the amount paid the players and officials showed that Siasia received $10,000 his three assistants, physio and team doctor got $7,500 each while the 18 players dressed for the match got $5,000 same as about eight other back room staff of the Super Eagles. The Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation technical committee, Chris Green gave reasons why they paid such amount of money to a team that failed to qualify for AFCON, “They asked for it and we gave them since it is what we agreed to pay for drawn games. The situation was such that only the players and officials could say no to the bonus, knowing full well that the draw did not help the country’s quest to be at the Nations Cup. “We shall have to review all...

Read More


Folajogun Adesona (WINNER) Theresa Nwaohu (FIRST RUNNER UP) Bessy Egbonbamwonyi (SECOND RUNNER UP Last weekend was indeed the much-anticipated moment of judgment keen viewers of the Supermom TV reality show had been waiting for as Nollywood actress and Onga seasoning ambassador, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal gloriously drew the curtains of the 13th and final episode, announcing Folajogun Adesona, a 61 year old business woman the winner of the season two of the show and Mrs. Theresa Nwaohu and Bessy Egbonbamwonyi the first and second runner ups. Beamed across African Independent Television (AIT) and  National Television Authority (NTA) networks for 13 consecutive weeks, the show which was  produced under the aegis of the innovative Digital Interactive Media, sponsored by  Procter and Gamble, Promasidor and Dufil foods; makers of Ariel  detergent, Onga seasoning and Indomie noodles had twenty mothers from different walks of life on-board. At the end of the 12th episode, ten mothers were shortlisted and countless votes of viewers led three to victory. Adesona’s story which came few weeks to the end of the show, specifically the 11th episode roused the attention of viewers who poured in appreciable number of votes and subsequently placed her miles ahead of other nine contending mothers. Adesona narrated how she magnanimously took in her late brother-in-law’s four children despite having six to cater for, this she did because the well-being of the orphans topped her...

Read More


Founded on jaw dropping true-life stories, the Supermom show aired consecutively for the past 10 weeks has made a big statement on television. The tear-jerker which is now a choice programme has been a channel of lessons and eye-opening experience to millions of followers. Broadcast at 9pm on the Nigerian Television Authority and African Independent Television stations on Saturdays and Sundays respectively, it boasts of influential sponsors like Procter&Gamble, Promasidor and Dufil foods; makers of Ariel detergent, Onga seasoning and Indomie Noodles. The first episode was devoted to a review of the maiden edition and a recap of promotional activities for the new season. However, to spark off participation from viewers, two interesting sub-segments were introduced. The first, ‘Hug for Mama’ compels viewers to snap a picture of themselves and their mothers in an emotional hug to a designated email address and stand a chance to win N50, 000. On the Celebrity Supermom segment, awesome stories of celebrities whose mothers have been instrumental to their success are shortly narrated. Stories of artistes like Psquare, Wasiu Alabi, Clarence Peters, Taye Taiwo have added glamour to the show. Also, entertainment icons like Joseph Benjamin, Tiwa Savage, Waje, Femi Adeyinka, Halima Abubakar have as a matter of custom been a host on each episode of the show. The stories in episodes two to eleven have been quite enthralling. The storylines though poles...

Read More

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

APO News