Saturday, 27 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
The organizers of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) announced the nominees for the 2015 awards on Wednesday the 10th of December 2014 in a special live show hosted by popular on air duo, Nick Mutuma of Mashariki Mix and Sika Osei of 53 Extra.
The awards proper is scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria on the 7th of March, 2015.
Public voting is now open till the 28th of February 2015, go to the websitehttp://amvca2015-awards.dstv.com and vote for your favorite actors or movies.
Best Movie 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Arik air has always been criticised for their poor service. You'll remember some months ago when Banky w and other passengers staged a protest on their New York flight.
This time around Audu Maikori if Chocolate City is having non of it. He has started a #dont fly Arik Campaing. these are some of his tweets.
#DontFlyArik they don't use a schedule, they are simply led by the spirit...
#DontFlyArik they don't understand customer service. Loyalty programs or value for money.
#DontFlyArik until they understand that loyalty is earned not simply paid for..
Saturday, 22 November 2014
2face Idibia is not happy at the way our politicians are treating the Chibok girls issue. He laments their preference for campaigns tan actually doing something about releasing the girls.
'Is it that they didn't kidnap any girls or what. No word on that level anymore only campaign things. Unbelievable #BringBackOurGirls'
Despite everything you have heard about him TV presenter Denrele Edun is all man. In fact the heavily decorated bloke is thinking of tying the knots soon. See his Tweeter post.
'How many weddings will I continue to attend this year sef?
Headin out to 3 weddings today!
I get d message already, Time for me to go marry!'
We should be expecting a bi news soon.
BREAKING: Popular Rhythm FM OAP Chaz B Is Dead
Popular OAP Charles Bruce Chukuma, also known as Chaz B is dead.
The shocking news which was made known by DJ humility on twitter, has also been confirmed on STV.
The beloved OAP rose to fame with his radio interactive show on Inspiration FM. His show allowed his listeners to call in to discuss and share touching life issues. He however moved to Rythm in April this year where he continued to touch lives through his show.
His sudden death has left many of his fans in shock as he was said to have still been on radio yesterday. It was business as usual until when at a point during the show he excused himself, saying that he wasn't strong enough to continue the show, and told Chike his colleague to takeover. He signed out by saying:"see you on Monday".
Sadly, this afternoon, Silverbird television broke the news of his death.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
MTV Base Ehiz, Cool FM OAP Shine To Host Lasgidi All-Stars 2014
...Wande Coal, Olamide, Cynthia Morgan, Rayce Join Line-up
MTV Base VJ Ehiz and Cool FM OAP Shine will both anchor proceedings at the forthcoming Lasgidi All-Stars concert billed to be stage on the 28th of November, at the Vantage Beach Resort, Lekki in Lagos.
The talented duo now joins an impressive line-up of artistes which boasts of established performers like Wande Coal, Cynthia Morgan, Rayce, Samklef, Erigga, K Switch, JJC, Fricker, PFWA 4 Winner, Monica Oga, iMike, Flex, Mr 2kay and Solidstar who are all gearing up to thrill music fans on the night of the event.
Last week, Wizkid, Olamide, Oritsefemi, Orezi and Kora Award winner, Chidinma were confirmed as headliners for the concert considered to be one of the biggest nights on the Nigerian music scene.
According to Ahmed Boulor, spokesperson for the concert; "fans and lovers of great music are in for an exciting time-out come 28th November. With Ehiz and Shine now confirmed as hosts of the event, it is surely going to be a memorable night-out considering the line-up of artistes set to engage the multitude of fans who will troop out to enjoy music of Nigerian origin."
The executive producer of the concert, Akpor Donell Gbemre, says "More established artistes will be confirmed as performers in the coming days and that the stage, lights and sound equipments to be used for the concert will dazzle the audience of the show"
The company behind the show, 411 Entertainment is the organiser of the sold out Green White Green Carnival in 2009, which held at Oniru Beach, Lagos and been hosting its annual Allstars Concert Franchise since 2007.
For more information and updates visit the facebook address dedicated to the concert on: fb.com/lasgidiallstars
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Top 10 Singles
That Could Be Us
Shout Out (Remix)
Banky W ft Tiwa Savage
Nfana Ibagha HDV
Club Quilox, Victoria Island hosted numerous Nigerian celebrities who came to party with World Famous UK DJ, Tim Westwood
Celebs guests present at the club include; Alex Okosi, Sound Sultan, Tunde and Segun Demuren, D’Prince, Moet Abebe, DJ Humility, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, DJ Lamborghini, Baba Dee, Ice Nweke, Wale Ojo, DJ Xclusive, Dotun, Stephanie Coker, Tunde Ednut, Ajebutter and others.
The event, which is the last in the series of the Heineken Green Light parties this year, started with Akon’s official DJ, Benny D at Club Escape on the 4th of October and also hosted Chris Brown’s official DJ, Babey Drew on the 24th of October at Spice Route.
Gloria Maduka moves to bigger things
If you are a regular listener to On-Air personality and singer-songwriter Gloria Maduka, you may have noticed that she no longer fills her spot as On-Air Personality at the station. There have been talks about some bad blood between her and the station which led to her leaving the station; but as it seems, the multi-talented American-raised star has only moved on to bigger things. She claims there is no such thing as bad blood between her and Inspiration FM. She explains, "I will always be thankful to Inspiration FM for giving me a platform to showcase my talents. I worked really hard when I was with them and added as much value to the station as was possible within my capacity. It was a great training ground for me as they strive for excellent presentations."
As we speak, she has moved on to the Cool family where she will be handling various programmes on almost all their platforms. She is already being featured on Morning Crossfire on 99.3 Nigeria Info between 5 and 10 am. She is also a co-anchor on The Blog and The Night Show on StarTimes Channel 196 from 3-4 pm and 9-10 pm respectively. She will also be featured on other programmes. She explains, "There are some other things in the pipelines, but I am not a fan of revealing anything until I am 100% certain. I appreciate my new environment tremendously. I had an encounter with Amin Moussali, my Managing Director, long before I got hired at Inspiration FM. So I was offered the job even before going to Inspiration FM. I was also once offered the position of Lead Presenter at another fairly new TV station but at the time, I did not want to abruptly leave Inspiration FM because I was fairly new. I know this sounds naive, but I can be that loyal; so I missed the opportunity. I remembered being really sad, but I knew God may have had other plans for me. I then got to a point where I was yearning for more. I am never comfortable with complacency and stagnation, so I began to feel burned out and was losing motivation. I was humbled by the applause from my bosses at Inspiration FM and from the listeners, but I knew I was ready to grow and explore more depth. I made sure I did my best until the very last day, however, because I believe you must always do your best wherever you find yourself even if you are no longer content."
Of her reason for leaving so abruptly, she adds, “I want to apologise to my listeners for not informing them before leaving Inspiration FM. I had asked for the chance to do so, but the chance never came. My resignation was quite sudden and it all happened so quickly. The last day I walked out of Inspiration FM was the same day I was already shooting promos for my TV shows at Cool TV. There is a lot expected from me here. It is safe to say I am now working and I love that. Growth comes from dedication and diligence.”
When asked about her relationship with Inspiration FM, she said that there is no bad blood between her and the station. “They took me in when I got back from the US and I am sure I have represented them well. This move is for my (fans) because it affords me a wider platform to reach more people. I am still in touch with several people at Inspiration FM and I wish them the best.”
Prior to her exit, Gloria was nominated at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards in two categories: Sexiest On-Air Personality and Outstanding Radio Program Presenter. She thanks God and her listeners for the nominations.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
hype that followed the release of the movie, 30 Days in Atlanta, can get a non-movie lover to go and see the film. Even before the release, it was put in for awards and it indeed won won four awards at the just concluded Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) in Houston, Texas, USA. It had won Best Comedy at the Best of Nollywood awards a week earlier.
The film started in a crowded room where Majid Michael, an MC of an event, announced that Akpos (Ayo Makun, AY), the star of the movie had just won a trip to the United States. He was to bring along someone and he decided to go with his childhood friend and flatmate (Richard) played by Ramsey Nouah. They were to spend 30 days all-expense paid vacation in the United States. The movie moved on to their preparations for the trip. In other to speak with their loved ones while in America, they sent a laptop equipped with Skype to the village, a decision that would complicate matters in the future.
Their arrival scenes are unbelievably well done. The shots were clean and they had access to a large part of the airport. That is the first time a Nigerian movie has such an access in an American airport. From their arrival, they were given a house to live in and they later went to hire a car. All the shots were well taken and it will give viewers a rich viewing experience.
However, their arrival in the United States was followed by skits that were more of cliché. They were stereotypical stories of an illiterate arriving in a foreign land hence misbehaving; like when Akpos met a woman with a stubborn crying child, he stepped forward and warned the child that he would beat her if she was in Nigeria, or going to a bar and ordering for ogogoro, or meeting a friend who was doing an odd job in America but was believed at home to be in oil and gas business. It all looks like Osuofia in London is remade. But it is far better than Kingsley Ogoro’s effort. The skits are hilarious.
After the skits, a proper story starts to emerge. It turns out that the movie is a tale of love and disappointments. While Ramsey Nouah fell in love with a beautiful half Nigerian lady, AY was drawn to an older woman played by award winning American actress, Lynn Whitfield. Series of events led to AY being jailed for brandishing a broken bottle and both of them lost their women for other reasons. Love, however, found a way at the end.
The movie is probably the best Nigerian film made abroad. They spared no expense in props and location. They used a proper jailhouse, a proper courthouse, and a lot of other locations that would cost a lot of money and series of permissions to get.
The casting was on point as well. However, it would take some time to understand the synergy between the two major actors. AY was the funny one while Nouah was the serious one. You would ask yourself; how can two opposite characters be friends in the first place? But it worked. It also had top-notch actors on parade. Rachael Oniga, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Desmond Elliot, and award winning American actress, Vivica Fox.
The diva said about 30 Days in Atlanta: “It was fun for me to play a character that is kind of bossy. And the comedy was just fun. I think Lydia has put a spell on Wilson AY played by Akpos. He is hilarious. He makes me laugh. He’s got excellent comedic timing and I definitely hope that America gets to see the film because he’s got a bright future in front of him. I’ll love to work with him again.”
Technically, the film was well done though there were some glitches here and there. For example, the audio was not good in the scenes where they went to visit their uncle, Wilson, who has a domineering wife. However, the rest of the movie was hitch-free. All the magic was put together by Director, Robert Peters.
On the whole, it is clear that a lot of money went into the production, and AY, the producer might not recover all he has spent, but he has sent a strong message with this effort that a good quality comedy film can be made.
There is consolation for him though; he kissed Lynn Whitfield in the movie. It won’t be a surprise to see this film win at major awards like AMAA and AMVCA. This is another major milestone for AY.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Friday, 31 October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Singer and instrumentalist Bez as revealed that he will be doing a song with Beyonce' percussionist. He tweeted this.
'Headed to Houston TX to record Horns, and Marcie (Beyoncé's percussionist) blessed the album with her unique skills'
Saturday, 18 October 2014
When the issue of Linda ikeji and her consistent plagiarism led to the block of her blog, I decided not to comment in any way. In fact I was supporting her as a fellow blogger even when I was not in support of her act. This is despite the fact that some of my hardwork end up on her blog.
I had always known that she is not qualified to write news and actually knows nothing about news gathering or writing nor is she trained to do so. But blogging is not journalism but merely someone's personal views on subjects. It is part of a growing pop culture that sees social media: blogs,Facebook and Twitter as synonymous with real news. This sadly is a wrong notion.
Whatever Linda Ikeji and other bloggers including myself publish are just our views and should not be regarded as hard facts.
But I believe bloggers especially those with large followership owe it to their readers to publish facts. Many these days mask fiction as fact just to attract readership.
I was sad on Friday when a friend pointed to me an article on Linda's blog lindaikeji.blogspot.com/2014/10/gov-rotimi-amaechi-insults-nollywood.html?m=1 .
She categorically stated that governor Amaechi of Rivers state insulted Nollywood actors whom he himself invited to porthacourt for the Best of Nollywood awards.
I was at that event and nothing of such happened. The governor was talking about the sad sate of the country saying many of Nigerians including movie actors are doing what they do out of necessity. He even sited himself as an example.
Linda was not at the event so I'm surprised how she knows about what happened at the event more than those at the event. She must 'as always' got her information from another blog and had done no other research or questioning to get hard fact. She just went ahead to publish a statement taken out of context.
Linda should by now have learnt her lessons. And put more effort in into what she puts on her blog. Many of her unsuspecting readers by now will believe that the governor actually insulted his guests.
I would like to see action taken on this latest goof of hers.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
D'banj was performing in the US when he must have read a very insultive tweet from a female fan. She thought dbanj was to perform at another event and was disappointed that he did not show up.
Here is dbanj's response, " Why u insulting me Madame . Did I tell u I will perform , did u see me tweet or confirm ,? Pls be careful before u open ur mouth , Do ur research and get the right info OK? I was at the World Bank in DC fighting to Eradicate Poverty all week . No be ur fault sha .RT @PrettyUgo: @iamdbanj is f**kd up. He didn't want to perform at the Nigerian parade. @BankyW I hope u will not disappoint."
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Best of Nollywood awards that was slated for Saturday has now been postponed according to organisers.
The publicist to the event had this to say. "On behalf of the organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards and the Rivers State Government, we regret to announce the postponement of the Best of Nollywood Awards 2014 initially slated to hold this Saturday, October 11th, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The sad but unavoidable postponement is borne out of exigencies beyond the control of our hosts and us.
The awards ceremony will now hold Thursday, October 16th."
These claims must have hit a nerve on the hackers as they seem to have finally succeeded in bringing the site, www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com down. if you go to the site, it will tell you that it does not exist.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Lekki Wives star, Kiki Omeili has lauded Mansard Insurance over the company’s swift response to her experience with burglars that burgled her car and went away with her car’s brainbox few days back.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
Friday, 11 July 2014
For staying by her side, Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari spoiled her loverboy, Jim Iyke with an erotic dance. While putting out her movie Diary of Imogen Brown across 3 cities in one weekend, the Nollywood bad boy was all supportive and everywhere with Nadia Buari and to reward his faithfulness and support, the actress rewarded her fiance with a lap dance in a night club.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Monday, 7 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Africa's most valuable brand and leading ICT Company, MTN Nigeria is
set to redefine and revolutionize the entertainment industry in
Nigeria with the launch of its Music+ App. An unconfirmed source says
the company has perfected plans for the launch expected to hold in
July. It is rumored to be the biggest thing that would happen in the
music industry in Nigeria this year as they intend to pull out all the
stops on this one.
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What does actress Omoni Oboli and Don Jazzy have in common? You might ask. Well, that is the million Dollar question. The entertainers were spotted together at the Don Jazzy owned studio in Lekki, Lagos few days back and the two have been sharing the pictures of each other together on their social network handles.
As you might know, Omoni Oboli is married with kids, so it will be unfair to deduce that there is a love game going on. Omoni Oboli also does not do music or sing in any form, so that also removes the possibility that she is recording a song in Don Jazzy’s studio.
The two have refused to answer questions posed to them on their recent closeness. But a source gave a respond that is plausible. It is gathered that Omoni is working on her own production and Don Jazzy will be featuring in the movie. The producer will also be supplying the sound track to the movie. This explanation is yet to be confirmed by both parties but time will tell what the two are cooking up.
A pregnant woman in Portland, Oregon, United States of America was hospitalized with extreme stomach pains, and doctors were extremely shocked at what they discovered.
Mary Lambert, who is eight months pregnant, went to Silverstein Memorial Hospital in Portland when she thought she might be going into labour.
Doctors examined her, and initially could not figure out what was causing Lambert’s pain.
After an ultrasound to check on her baby, they were taken aback to find that her unborn daughter was also pregnant.
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014
"The African online television service, PanaTV has signed an exclusive deal with
Soda Pictures, acquiring the rights to subscription VOD for one of the most
acclaimed films from Africa this year, Half of a Yellow Sun. The deal makes
PanaTV.com the first online television service to stream the film exclusively on its
platform in the UK.
And in a deal concluded with monterey media, PanaTV has secured non-exclusive
rights to stream Half of a Yellow Sun in the US along with a limited shared
The movie will be available for VOD in the US from June 29th and in the UK from
Says Mandy Roger, PanaTV's Head of Content: “This demonstrates that we seek out
high quality films for our viewers; expect to see more of such quality films and
content on PanaTV this year.”
“We are delighted that Half of a Yellow Sun will be streaming on PanaTV, and
believe it is a great home for the film to connect with audiences,” says Louise Rae,
Head of Home Entertainment at Soda Pictures.
Only God knows where we are going in this country. I just read a very sad article. I mean in the midst of all the political and religious tensions, there is also in fighting and violence in churches. Read on
"The crisis in the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, with its polarising effects, took a dangerous dimension, yesterday, as members of the two camps clashed leaving some people wounded.
An attempt by the faction loyal to the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, to hold anti-Paul Emeka meeting at Isiagu Street, Achara Layout branch of the church was the major cause of the clash.
The embattled General Superintendent of the church, Rev. Paul Emeka, and some top members of the church had engaged in a protracted dispute over issues relating to lack of accountability and conspiracy in the church’s leadership.
The anti-Emeka members of the church’s executive committee had slated a meeting yesterday to review the crisis that engulfed the church, following the purported suspension of the General Superintendent by a group in the church.
Blackberry has a new 3.5 inch phone coming out in November called the Blackberry Classic. The company is reportedly in talks with rapper, Drake, to help promote the phone. Blackberry also pre-announced another new phone called the Blackberry Passport. Blackberry users will soon have 240,000 more apps available to their smart phones. The company is partnering with Amazon, and the apps will be made available when the Blackberry 10.3 operating system update is released this soon.