Wednesday, 29 August 2012

GUS winner to get Swagger allowance

The serene community of Usaka, Akwa-Ibom State, has been revealed as the location for the 2012 edition of Nigeria’s first 100 percent local content reality TV Show, the Gulder Ultimate Search.
Winners of this year’s event, which has been tagged, ‘The Gate Keeper’s Fortune’, will walk home with the whooping sum of N9m, the highest prize money since the  inception of the event, along with a brand new SUV and N500,000 ‘swagger’ allowance.
The unveiling of this year’s edition, the ninth in the series, took place during a special media parley organized by Nigerian Breweries Plc., makers of premium lager beer, Gulder, held at the impressive Oriental Hotels, Lagos.
Organizers of the event also seized the opportunity to unveil the official Gulder Ultimate Search radio and television commercials that will run throughout the duration of the event.

Why Chuddy K was kicked off hip hop world nominations

This is to announce that talented rising artiste; Chuddy K has been taken off the nominees list for the “Next Rated” category of The Headies 2012 Awards.
Evidence has emerged that Chuddy K previously released an album titled “I Am Me” in 2010 and therefore will not be listed in the Next Rated category.
Judges of the prestigious annual music awards have now taken Chuddy K off the Next Rated category and have now replaced him with talented rapper, Flowssick.
Following the rules of the “Next Rated category over the years, this category for the awards is for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review. The prize for this category also comes with a brand new car courtesy The Headies. Past winners of this category include Wande Coal, Asa, Skuki, Overdose, Omawumi and Wizkid.
The Next Rated Category nominees are now DavidO, Eva Alordiah,  Praiz and Flowssick

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Radio stations will not play music this Saturday

September 1, has been declared “No Music Day” throughout Nigeria by the Nigerian Music Industry
Coalition. The Nigerian Music Industry Coalition isa coalition of the key national associations in the Nigerian music industry. September 1, is being dedicated to drawing national and international attention to the widespread infringement of the rights of composers, song writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the music industry in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Music industry Coalition has indeed declared September 1 of every year as No Music Day, a day, once a year, to focus on the long struggle for the rights of all creative people in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria.

P-Square, Bez tops hip hop world nominations

Pop stars Psquare and alternative signer Bez have emerged the highest nominees for this year’s edition of The Headies, Nigeria’s leading awards for urbane music and hip hop/pop culture.
Psquare, who have had an interesting year musically, with groundbreaking collaborations, chart-topping videos, and bestselling concerts, packed six big nominations, including nods for album of the year, artiste of the year, and song of the year. Bez, a rapidly rising singer-musician, who is winning accolades from fans and critics, is this year’s other major contender, with six nominations, also. Bez is up for Revelation of the year, best vocal performance (male) and best collabo; as well as best R&B/Pop single and Best R&B/Pop album.
Psquare and Bez are closely followed by A-listers Wizkid, Davido and Ice Prince who grabbed four nominations each. Praiz, who continues to grow steadily as a singer to court, also got four nods from the awards committee.

Check out the sexually suggestive musical video from Niaja

Monday, 27 August 2012

Complete list of winners at the Future Awards

Best Use of Advocacy- Babafemi Oyediran
 Best Use of New Media- Gidi Traffic
 Creative Artiste of the Year- Bayo Omoboriowo
 Designer of the Year- Toju Foyeh
(click 'read more' for complete list)

Ice Prince is the new 'Aboki'

Nigerian Hip Hop sensation and multiple award winning act, Panshak Henry Zamani also known as Ice Prince is set to release two mega hits on the Spinlet platform.
The songs, Aboki and More which are set for local and international release once again features the music icon at his very best.
Aboki is an up-tempo hip hop classic which is bound to get Ice’s fans hitting the dance floor. More   which is set for international release is a mellow acoustic ballad. Both songs not only showcase the sensitive, emotional side of Ice Prince but also celebrate the rich culture of Nigeria.
Chief Marketing Officer of Spinlet, Mark Redguard notes that the Nigerian music industry has indeed grown in leaps and bounds. “This is one of the most fruitful times to be a Nigerian artiste. And   platforms such as Spinlet will continue to ensure that Nigerian artistes, such as Ice Prince, continue to dominate the global music scene and take their rightful place on the world’s stage.”

Okada crushed in front of Lasu(caution gory sight)

This morning on Lasu-Ojo road, a commercial motorcycle was found crushed on the road. Eye witnesses say that the rider lost control and swerved in front of an on coming trailer. He was crushed by the tires of the trailer who fled the scene leaving his vehicle.

click read more to see the full picture. please its gory

Ifeayin Dike needs yet another kidney

Months after the fall of the Actors Guild of Nigeria`s regime under Segun  Arinze and the subsequent botched Benin City elections, the dust over the events is yet to settle down. While there is no definite elected or appointed leadership, the AGN`s Board of Trustees has taken over the mantle of power. With the BOT`s Chairman on hospital admission in far away India, its Vice Chairman, Emma Oguagwu now holds sway. For now, Ifeanyi Dike, according to his VC is still bedridden  in India, “The kidney he got had problem. He is back in India for treatment. We need money for his treatment. You know dialysis cost a lot of money.” On reasons the BOT is holding on to power, Oguagwu  hinted, “Some members of the AGN brought non members to distraught the elections in Benin, to create problems. We are investigating to find out who were responsible for that. And they created crisis so that the elections will not take place. That is why the AGNEC chairman decided to suspend the elections and he is about to conduct another one. We now have a disciplinary committee that is looking at things. We cannot just mention names until all allegations are proven. Those accused will confront the disciplinary committee and those found guilty will be dealt with. The whole industry, including CONGA is involved in this issue. It is not just an AGN issue. This is so that such will never repeat itself again.” culled from e247

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Plus Size takes center stage

Mr Raw's Timboli mboli top chats

After the massive success of ‘Spiritual Konji’ which was released in 2010, Mr Raw formerly known as Nigga Raw is out with another banger. Titled Timboli bmoli, Mr Raw reveals the playful side of him. The song is an adaptation of a playground song that is popular in the east. In just two weeks of it’s release, it was made the Raypower song of the week, and also featured on the National MTN Top ten countdown.
Speaking about the song Mr Raw says; “Timbolimbloli is a playground song. I coined the name from the choruses that is sang while participating in the dance. Actually it is a one legged dance. You hold each other while only one feet is on the ground. That is what I repackaged and turned into a dance song, since the song is originally a dance song.” The song was produced by top notch producer, M.Josh, the same producer who did ‘Spiritual Konji’
When he switched his name to a Mr Raw there was a lot of questions being asked. In a chat he makes it clear the motives for the name change. “A lot of people were complaining that the Nigerian Guy Anakpo Raw (NiG.G.A) sounded so much like a swear word and a lot of presenters found it very difficult to update my fans because they were not allowed to use the word "nigga" on air. I also discovered that some online websites censor the "nigga Raw" and replace it with 'Raw'. I summed all this up and realized that that word "nigga" was already affecting my business and hard work. That's how I made up my mind to change my name from Nigga Raw to Mr Raw. 

Abati attacks social media critics

After being seconded to another presidential attack man, Doyin Okupe who was made The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, my very senior colleague Ruben Abati has decided to prove that he is still very relevant.
In a release, he spoke very flowery about the his boss, the president while he threw stones at his social media critics. Please read his well written piece and tell me what you think about it

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Obi Askia, Olisa trade insults, check out the war of words

Olisa and Obi Asika had been inseparable friends and business partner for years, Or so it seems. Like the adage, 'deceit can travel for years, but the truth will catch up one day'. Just like D'banj and Don Jazzy, the two have decided to wash their dirty linen through press releases. (Click to see their war of words)

WTF, Deji Falope is back

Award winning TV presenter, Deji Falope has over the yearsmade a name for himself. He is touted as the best in Africa. we gather that he is about to premier his own TV show called WTF. WTF will be a wacky news type show, taking swipes at celebrities. Though he fails to talk much about the show, he confirms that he is recording a show at the moment. I also hear that MTN is behind the show

Broke Djinee, complains about the industry

Yes! You all know talented act Djinne for his R & B skills especially when he grabbed our attention with his first single “Ego”. Enjoy as Djinne tells it all to Hip on TV why his recent music materials sound more commercial than the others
“You wanna listen to Jazz but we don’t have jazz stations. The channels for propagating those elitist music are not there. You want me to play R&B, but we don’t have a strictly R&B station. Even brands don’t even lean towards R&B much. Show promoters really don’t set up for such. At the end of the day, music is a business, it’s commerce. Commerce is buying and selling. If you are not willing to buy what I have to sell, then I’ll not even have money to pay to make more music.”
 “But how would an artistes’ music be popular if the channel is not there? How would he make money. I’m not going to be local champion. I would make the music, make my money because that’s why I am in the business. Yes, I’m passionate about it, I wanna get paid, so that I can shoot videos… “ He said further.
And as regards his latest body of work “On Me” featuring Muna, this was what he had to say;
 “Muna works best on a whole lot of levels. I didn’t wanna use  guy because I didn’t feel a guy would have worked best on the song I was trying to put out. I’m up for collabos but Muna’s made sense at that point. But it has to make sense. “ (culled from Hip hop world newsletter)

Revealed: why 2shotz engagement hit the rock

The rapper had gone round bragging to all that cared to listen that he will be getting married soon. He was engaged to a Beverly Osu. As some might know, the union had hit the rocks and they are no longer getting married. Though tongue in cheek, 2shotz explains that the marriage was not meant to be. 2shotz is claiming that Beverly had been too pushy on the issue of marriage, and he is just taking his time. since he could no longer take her persistence, he called the relationship quits. There are however many holes to the story. Some say that Beverly had been seeing another musician(name withheld) and had dumped 2shotz first. whatever the case may be, it is official that "shotz is no longer engaged to be married.

11yrs old rape victim stuns judge, says she enjoyed it

An 11-year old girl who was a victim of sexual abuse (name withheld) stunned the police in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, when she confessed that she enjoyed having sex with their neighbour, Adams Oliyide, who allegedly defiled her on many occasions. The victim told the police that she did not tell anyone, including her parents, because she enjoyed having sex with the suspect. The victim, who opened up to the police, when she was asked why she did not report the sexual assault to her parents, said whenever Oliyide invited her to his one room apartment, she always sneaked in and allowed him to have sex with her because she enjoyed it.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Ghanaian artistes invade The Big Friday Show

After Nigerian artistes dominated several episodes of  The
Big Friday Show, their Ghanaian counterparts this weekend took over,
with A-list duo, R2bees, and Efya leading the charge.
The two hot acts were the studio guests of Episode 10 of the show
which was shot in Accra, Ghana.
R2Bees is one of Ghana's foremost Hip-Life/Afro-Pop groups and have
been pumping the industry with hits over the years. They talk to host
of the show Basketmouth about their rise to stardom and their new
single "Life"(Walaahi) produced by the hitmaker, Killbeatz.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

DJ xclusive leads African DJs on Basement

Channel O Africa brings in a fresh line-up of resident DJs on Bassment, a show that introduces brand new DJ technology where the deejay mixes music videos back to back on your screen.
Bassment has been revolutionized to include DJs from the different markets who have made a significant mark in the African music scene. These big name musical maestros include Uganda’s DJ Mister and Aludah, Kenya’s DJ Crème De La Crème and Joe, DJ Black from Ghana as well as DJs Caise, Neptune and Xclusive from Nigeria.
Most of these top DJ’s have carved a name for themselves on the African and international music scene. Their unique and inventive style has enabled them to grace many stages, including Big Brother Africa, while others have performed alongside several of the music industry's leading artists.
The inclusion of these DJ’s is yet another step by the channel that has pioneered musical television in Africa, says Channel O Africa Manager Leslie Kasumba.

LLcoolJ beats up thief in his house

Burglars take note: It's not a good idea to break into the home of someone who wrote the song "Mama Said Knock You Out."
Early Wednesday morning, LL Cool J busted a burglary suspect who had broken into his Los Angeles home. The actor-rapper, whose real name is James Todd Smith, discovered the man just before 1 a.m., when the alarm system in his Studio City residence was tripped. A scuffle ensued, but the "NCIS: Los Angeles" star — whose arms (and abs!) are legendary in Hollywood — took down the trespasser and detained him while one of his daughters called 911.
When officers arrived, they took the man — whose name has not been released — into custody. The suspect, who will be arrested on suspicion of burglary, had minor bruises.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Prezzo in Nigeria, says; I'm here to beg Goldie

Yesterday night, the Self acclaimed president of the just concluded Big Brother Africa, Prezzo of Kenya landed Nigeria. I had a chat with him this afternoon and he made his intentions clear. I had thought that he was trying to ride on the publicity he had gained from Nigerians to promote his music in the country. Prezzo says that is not the case. He disclosed that he is in Nigeria solely to beg Goldie. “I have tried reaching her on phone but I am not getting through. I want to be back with her, please tell her through you medium that I want her back,” he said. At this moment, Denrele who had been chaperoning him around whisked him off. I am still suspicious of the guy. He is cool though.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Man found in luggage at MMA

Wonders shall never end..

This man was

 caught at the 


while trying to

 smuggle himself

 out of 

the country in a 

suite case..What do you make of this ?

Chris Okotie set to expose wife

According to Encomium magazine, the man of God and head pastor of Household of God told Christian leaders who went to see him that he will reveal what his wife did to him to make him end their marriage, sometime next year.
 They said Pastor Okotie has refused to listen to admonitions and pleas by other pastors who have repeatedly called him or visited his church. He has refused to tell anyone what Stephanie Henshaw did to him; all he says is that he's not ready to give details now but will reveal all a year from now.

I am not gay – Actor Benson Okonkwo denies

When confronted with the allegations that he is gay, Upcoming actor, Benson Okonwo did not take it lightly. “I’m not a gay…hell no. I love women. We have girls all over Nigeria looking for guys to date. In fact, we have more population of girls in Nigeria than guys, so why should I be sleeping with men? Jeeeeez…this is absurd. When you’re not forming a hard man or drinking a lot, smoking, or womanizing with those my male colleagues, the next thing they say is that you’re gay. Well I came from a Christian background. Our country forbids the act. So why should I be practicing such act. There’s this saying that if you fine too much them go say you turn gay.

Huge bombs seized in Maiduguri

Evil doers are at it again. But for God's intervention and commitment of security, the nation would have been in mourning maybe next Sunday. In Maiduguri, these explosives were seized. Experts say they could demolish 5 buildings with ease.

Designers gear up for fashion week

Why P-Square sacked May D

This morning, the P-Square custodian, Jude Okoye, revealed that, May D , an artiste under their Square Records has been fired. If you don't know May D, well, he is the young artiste who featured in the hit song Chop my money, alongside P-Square and Akon.
From what we gather, May D had been going around telling people he actually owns the song and PSquare had hijacked the song from him. Well, looking at it, he sang two verses in the song while the both of PSquare took one. Below is the mail Jude circulated this morning
(Click read more for Jude's statement)

Monday, 20 August 2012

OMG, Obasanjo to inspire Nigerian youth

Despite the criticism of both his tenure as presidents OBJ has been picked by MTV to inspire Nigerian youth. Politician, soldier, farmer and professed born again Christian, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says he has inspirational words to share with the young panellists featuring in MTV Base Meets Olusegun Obasanjo with MTN.
MTV Base Meets Olusegun Obasanjo with MTN premieres on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Wednesday 22 August 2012 and terrestrial stations across the continent, including STV (Nigeria), Spectrum TV (Cameroon), Viasat (Ghana), Rwanda TV (Rwanda), Swazi TV (Swaziland), Muvi TV (Zambia) and NTV (Uganda).
Asked his advice on how young people can find their niche in the world, Chief Obasanjo says, “You must make up your mind what you want out of life.  That thing that you have chosen, you must never give up.  Whatever your hands and your head find to do: do it with all your might!”

When Pastor Adeboye and Bakare were hustling pastors

Papa Adeboye and Pastor Tunde Bakare back in the days. When Men of God were still boys of God

Spinlet lists Brymo on new tab

Spinlet, Nigeria’s premier digital music distribution service has announced another exciting initiative called Discover Me on its platform.
Discover Me, which was created to identify creative, upcoming Nigerian artists and give them an opportunity to express their talent has been instrumental in promoting the careers of notable artists such as Dammy Krane, Psalmos,  Rocksteady, Tipsy, LOS and Yung6ix.
“The Discover Me platform is a Spinlet driven initiative. Basically artists who have not become fully established in the Nigerian music industry can utilise this medium to not just showcase their talents, but also be discovered by music scouts and the outside world,” says Mark Redguard, Spinlet Chief Marketing Officer.
“There’s a whole generation of musical talents that need to be discovered and nurtured. We want to utilize every opportunity we have to facilitate this and continue being the platform for artists, both upcoming and established to do this.” he concluded.
Spinlet, in partnership with Samsung Nigeria is currently on a nationwide tour of Nigerian universities with selected music stars such as Efa, A1 Sugar Boi, Dammy Krane, Burna Boy, De Adshas, Rocksteady, Tipsy, LOS, Ace, among others. Currently the company is in Osun State on the 7th leg of the tour.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Canadian promoter appologises to Banky W

The allegations against Banky W and the EME crew over the cancellation of the EME concerts in Canada and California have now been proven false.
Promoters of the EME North American tour, Royal entertainment, have issued a statement on their company Facebook page last night apologizing publicly to Banky W and the EME crew. They stated that Banky W and the EME crew should not be held responsible for the cancellation of the shows as reasons for canceling are genuine and unavoidable.
In the press statement, chief promoter and director of Royal Entertainment, Eche-Enzina Emole says “We would like to address the allegations that Banky W. had never planned to be in California. We have come to find out that this information was 100% false. As you can imagine, my partners and I felt betrayed and went on a public tirade against EME, and Banky W. Sparks flew, tempers raged, and certain statements were issued, on twitter and in the Nigerian Entertainment blogosphere, due to the intensity of the situation at hand”

Clifford Orji dies in prison

The story of Clifford Orji is a long one but let me try to summarize it. Clifford Orji was arrested in February 1999 by the police under the bridge at Toyota Bus Stop along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos after passers-by noticed his strange activities under the bridge. Items found on him at the time of his arrest was a cheque for the sum of N88,000, a cell phone, women underwear and fresh and roast human flesh and bones.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Jim Iyke attacks Linda Ikeji

This is a quote attributed to Jim Iyke. "I knw Linda back in d day. Met her lovely mom n family back then. I dt undstd d compulsion to mudsling in her blogs. I'm not bn far fetched". His statement must be in response to the story on Jim's indebtedness which later was found true.

Ultimate search winner to get N9m

All eyes are on the ultimate prize as Season 9 of Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS), Nigeria’s first 100 % locally produced reality TV show, gets set to commence.
Since 2004, Gulder Ultimate Search has continued to captivate audiences worldwide as contestants engage themselves in a battle of brains and brawn for the Ultimate Prize.
 The tasks are indeed gruelling, strength-draining and mind-boggling, and in the end, victory always wipes away the tears and sweat shed in this remarkable journey called Gulder Ultimate Search. Very intriguing and exciting indeed!

Tinsel stars get make over

Tinsel, M-Net’s leading multi-million naira studio-based soap opera, partner’s renowned hair stylist to the stars, Ugo George Igbokwe of Make Me Salon, an ultra-modern beauty parlour in Surulere, to deliver a 10-day training workshop with members of the hair department of locally produced TV soap opera.
The local production which is based in an exclusive studio in Lagos, boasts of a large production team many of whom are professional make-up artistes, hair dressers, costumers etc all employed on a permanent basis. While the show continues to enjoy accolades and recognitions for its world-class production, it is important that the production continues to raise the bar on its production and not relent on its oars.
“Tinsel, though, locally based and produced, is a world class production; so we constantly strive to achieve world class standards and ensure we are up to date with international trends and practices. This partnership is part of a series of workshops directed towards availing the Tinsel crew of the expertise of renowned Nigerian entrepreneurs who excel at their craft”, a rep said.
Speaking at the first day of the workshop, the MD/CEO, Make Me Beauty parlour, Mr. Ugo George Igbokwe, popular known as ‘Ugo Make Me’ describes the soap opera as truly addictive and a premium production.

Channel O hosts African DJs

Channel O Africa brings you a fresh line-up of resident DJs on Bassment, a show that introduces brand new DJ technology where the deejay mixes music videos back to back on your screen.
Bassment has been revolutionized to include DJs from the different markets who have made a significant mark in the African music scene. These big name musical maestros include Uganda’s DJ Mister and Aludah, Kenya’s DJ Crème De La Crème and Joe, DJ Black from Ghana as well as DJs Caise, Neptune and Xclusive from Nigeria.
Most of these top DJ’s have carved a name for themselves on the African and international music scene. Their unique and inventive style has enabled them to grace many stages, including Big Brother Africa, while others have performed alongside several of the music industry's leading artists.
The inclusion of these DJ’s is yet another step by the channel that has pioneered musical television in Africa, says Channel O Africa Manager Leslie Kasumba.

Watch Naeto C and Banky W's new Bartender video

Basket mouth turns love counsellor

 Comedian and host, Basket Mouth has now taken up a new personality called “DR LOVE” in a new segment on The Big Friday Show called “DR LOVE” a.k.a the official pimp daddy of hearts.
In this episode people can call in and ask for advice on all their love and relationship issues and will get instant solution from DR LOVE. This new segment in the show is a must watch as Basket Mouth’s alter ego, Dr Love will definitely get you rolling with laughter.
There is also The Big Friday Show Vlog segment which is brought to you popular Vlogger Stephanie who keeps you updated on the happenings in the local and international entertainment scene.

The hilarious segment, PRANK YO PEOPLES is also featured on this week’s episode as one lucky Glo subscriber (IFEANYI) gets to prank his friend (Nathan) with the help of the BIG Friday SHOW crew.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A9NO out at last

Article by Tunde Biletiri
Despite the influx of so many artistes in the music industry, one artiste who is set to take the music by storm is no other than A9NO. The graduate sociology and anthropology from University of Benin recently released two singles on air titled (PARTY TIME) and (GIGOLO NIGBORO). The two songs are presently enjoying massive airplay in most radio stations all over the country; it has become the favourite songs among Nigerian Disc Jockeys, thanks to the promotion machinery Walter Alilanu led ROYAL WALL GLOBAL CONCEPT has put in place.
In a chat with A9NO he said “Party Time is a club banger, composed to let people dance away their sorrow and also to enjoy life to the fullest, because life is too short. Gigolo Nigboro talks about the paparazzi that go with fame and fortune”. Been the first act to be signed by ROYAL WALL GLOBAL CONCEPT, the label is leaving no stone unturned in making sure that A9NO becomes an artist to reckon with in the music scene, not just in Nigeria but also in the international market.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Between Alek Wek and MTV

Sudanese supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek is to share her views on fashion, entrepreneurism, education, AIDS humanitarianism, role models, brain drain and her love of Nigerian culture in the third episode of the new season of MTV Base Meets…with MTN.
MTV Base Meets Alek Wek with MTN premieres on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Wednesday 15 August 2012 and terrestrial stations across the continent, including STV (Nigeria), Spectrum TV (Cameroon), Viasat (Ghana), Rwanda TV (Rwanda), Swazi TV (Swaziland), Muvi TV (Zambia) and NTV (Uganda).
US style bible Elle magazine took a leap of faith when they first featured a dark-skinned, Sudanese model on the cover of their November 1997 issue. However, the result was a phenomenon with thousands of readers writing letters of support, thrilled to see different standards of beauty in the fashion industry.   US talk show host Oprah Winfrey later commented to Alek on her show, “If you’d been on the cover of a magazine when I was growing up, I would have had a different concept of who I was.”
Born in Wau, in southern Sudan, Alek was raised as a part of the Dinka tribe. At fourteen, she was forced to flee to London to escape the civil war. By chance, Alek was discovered by a top model agent on a London street, and she quickly rose to the top of the modelling industry.  She was named “Model of the Decade” by i-D magazine; one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and as one of the “50 Most Influential Faces in Fashion”. New York magazine also named her one of the “50 Most Beautiful New Yorkers”.

SNAP TO STARDOM takes 23 Contestants to camp

The aim is to search for the Most Photogenic Queen in Nigeria across the country and to basically promote photography modelling through a healthy competition.
The mission of the organisers is to discover and empower young Nigerian ladies and wannabe models between the ages of 18 and 26 irrespective of size, shape, colour and height that can be camera friendly, and to discover the potentials in them through their pictures and uncover the beauty in them within their lifestyle.
To arrive at the final 23 contestants to be taken to the camp, series of auditions took place in different batches from the total entries of over 215 applicants in the official maiden edition of the photogenic contest to beat and copy in this part of the world.

Omawunmi hosts hip hop world awards(Headies)

Best-selling singer-songwriter Omawumi Megbele and hip-hop icon Jude 'M.I' Abaga have been announced as hosts for the 7th edition of The Headies - Nigeria's biggest music honours event.
Announcing this today, executive producer Ayo Animashaun says the pair   have been selected in line with the awards' tradition of picking talented and inspiring entertainers, to front an awards ceremony that parades some of the continent's biggest entertainers.
“It's a very important year for us at The Headies, and for the Nigerian music industry in general', Animashaun, who founded the awards in 2006 says.  “And we found in M.I and Omawumi, two great entertainers who are very passionate about the awards, passionate about their work, passionate about the music business and a great source of inspiration to young, up and coming artistes, because of their peculiar stories climbing up”.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Lagos sends 32 prostitutes to jail

The Special Offences Court at Alausa, Ikeja, Southwest Nigeria, on Tuesday sentenced 32 sex workers to four months imprisonment for engaging in acts inimical to public peace and safety.
The 32 sex workers were among the 52 arrested by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit last Wednesday at Toyin Street and Isaac John areas of Ikeja
The remaining 20 others will be arraigned in court soon and may face similar fate that befell their colleagues.
The sex workers were convicted on a three-count charge and sentenced according to the gravity of each of the charges.

2face, ElDee, W4, joins forces on new platform

This morning Spinlet has announced the signing of Nigerian super stars 2face, MI, Wizkid and Eldee on its platform. The superacts join Banky W, MI, Darey Art Alade, IcePrince and other popular artists already signed to the platform which is Nigeria’s premiere digital music distribution service.
In recent times, the company has been lauded by Nigerian artists as an inspiring change maker in the forefront of promoting both upcoming and established artists and providing unique opportunities for artists to explore and enhance their talent on several platforms.
As title sponsor of the weekly Industry Nite which holds every Wednesday at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Spinlet has been able to attract some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry giving credence to its mandate of promoting upcoming and established Nigerian artists and inspiring strong consumer appreciation and support of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The Spinlet-sponsored Industry Nite has become the number one entertainment platform for music lovers within Lagos and across the country and has hosted some of the greatest Nigerian artists such as 2face, D'banj, M.I, The Mavins, Naeto C, Dammy Krane, and several others.

Nollywood actress fights Breast Cancer

Juliet Aguwa is once again coming back home from her base in America as she continues her campaign against breast cancer. The beautiful mother of two daughters who herself survived the pangs of breast cancer when she was diagnosed of aggressive breast cancer stage 3c in 2008 is about now preparing to make her way down to Nigeria to continue her awareness programme for underserved Africans worldwide and the need to reach out to under-privileged African women undergoing the painful trauma caused by breast cancer.
Through her Courage to Dare Foundation, Juliet who appeared in several TV series and Talk Shows on NTA, Lagos, including drama series such as ‘Twist Away’ and ‘Memorial Hospital’ before she migrated to the USA to further her studies, is looking forward to launch its inaugural program, an educational Breast Cancer Awareness in August, 2012, due to an invite from Imo State's First Lady, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Kaka, Christy Essien's son welcomes baby girl

Just a year after losing the music Icon, Christy Essien, her son who is a hip hop artiste, kaka, just gavce birth to a baby girl. If he was a Yoruba, the baby would definately be name Iyabo. Congrats man

Midnight crew, gospel acts pay tribute to Connie Madubuko

The Nigerian Christendom especially the gospel music industry was thrown into profound mourning following the sudden death of late Pastor (Mrs) Connie Madubuko, the wife of Apostle Anselm Madubuko. The man of God’s wife of 28years was reported to have died of cardiac arrest in Lagos private hospital. The tragic and shocking occurrence without any premonition has continued to evoke rain of broken emotions and tears among some top Nigerians gospel musicians whose life and ministry has been blessed by the ministry of late pastor Connie Madubuko. Despite, her being recently laid to rest at The Ikoyi Cemetery Lagos Gospel artistes with heavy hearts have not stopped sending their tributes, testimonies and condolences to the family and church members of the diseased.

Peter Rufai robbed, car snatched

Former Nigerian international, Peter Rufai, has been attacked by armed robbers, with his Murano Jeep snatched.Rufai was attacked over the weekend.
The former national team first choice goaltender, according to an impeccable source, was attacked in the early hours of Saturday while returning from a prayer vigil.
Rufai, we gathered, had his Murano Jeep and other personal belongings carted away by the robbers.
Our source said: “He (Peter Rufai) was attacked by the armed robbers and his Murano Jeep was carted away with but the car had since been recovered. The incident was reported at Alakara Police Station in Mushin.”
Rufai, popularly called Dodo Mayana in his playing days, was in goal for the senior national team for more that a decade.
He was a member of the Gold winning Super Eagles team to the Tunisia 2004 African Cup of Nations.

Woman beats son to death for stealing N50

The woman was stripped naked and made to carry the corpse of the dead boy around her area. The sad incident happened on Sunday on Amosu Street, Ijegun, in Lagos.
 The woman known locally as Iya Anu beat her 16 year old foster son, Seubow, to death for allegedly stealing N50. Seybow was Iya Anu's husband's nephew.
 According to neighbours, trouble started after Seubow lost the N1,000 given to him by Iya Anu to run an errand for her some days back. Angered by the loss which she claimed was theft, the woman refused to feed Seubow for over four days. When the teenager couldn't take the hunger anymore, he sneaked out to buy gala one night. When Iya Anu found out, she accused him of stealing her N50 and beat him up, using a rod. She battered him for days until he gave the ghost on Sunday afternoon.