The beauty queen was rumoured to be in a relationship with Deputy Speaker, House of Reps, Hon Emeka Ihedioha. Below is what she said in a recent interview:”As an MBGN winner, there will always be stories about one thing or the other. It’s a normal thing. The story is hilarious and not true. People should learn to get their facts right. These people actually do not have names or faces. At first, it was the story of how I lied about my age, then came the dethronement story. Now this! Where were these people when I went for MBGN twice and finished top 10 and won best traditional costume award? And in 2012, with determination and persistence, I won and people who were obviously not happy about my victory cooked up stories. I can’t bother about what people say because some people are just on this earth to talk about others.
You know what they say, aint no party like a Lagos party. And we are really spending the dough, to the tune of N1billion every month, according to the Lagos State government.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin Kuye said made this known yesterday. He said:
“Over N1billion is spent monthly in Lagos state on entertainment and parties, we have the records to confirm this and these people, how many of them pay tax? The money goes into drinks, wine, food, aso-ebi and all of that and when they spend all of this money; they do not want to pay anything to the government”
“This justified the reason why local Governments demand that anyone organising events in the state must pay the Merriment Tax.”
“There is merriment tax in that constitution, its part of the rate Local Governments can collect. We have not fully utilised the benefit of the entertainment industry in this state”.
So basically, the state government is considering the introduction of merriment/party tax? How is that even going to work? Please share your thoughts on this…
Veteran Nollywood actor Zachee Ama Orji popularly called Zack Orji has officially joined the list of movie stars who have officially yielded to the callings of God to enter a full time ministry.It all started with actress Iyabo Ogunsola aka Efunsetan Aniwura followed by Eucharia Anunobi and actor Kanayo O Kanayo.
According to reliable sources, Zack Orji has been ordained a full-time evangelist by Bishop Emma Isong of Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI).
We learnt the talented actor had engaged in various gospel activities in Abuja, Lafia (Nasarawa) and Makurdi.
Pastor Zack Orji has dedicated his time to preaching the gospel of good tidings across the nations of the world.
He was born Zachee Ama Orji in Libreville, Gabon to a Nigerian family in the 1960s. He graduated from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka.
Zack Orji is married to Ngozi Orji and the couple has 3 children together.
May the Lord strengthen him.
Nollywood actress,Laide Bakare dumped her husband,Olumide for another man.
A chat with Encomium weekly from his base in Washington district,Columbia, USA, Laide’s enstranged hubby, Olumide speaks;
Your wife, laide released a statement that she dumped you for another businessman, Mr. Tunde Oriowo because she realised that you were legally married to another wife who had given you two children, not actually single as you told her when the relationship started?
How could I have married two women legally in Nigeria? I should be in Jail by now because there is a law that condemns such an act. How come she has not gone to court instead of media for seperation? Seperation can only come through the court.
American government gave Laide Green card because she is legally married to me, we had a court marriage in Nigeria also. When she was supposed to be a faithful wife, she would leave her matrimonial home to stay with married men in Lagos, all in the name of being actress or career lady. I couldn’t monitor her because i am not always in Nigeria. In fact, there was a time she left our baby, Similoluwa with me for eight months in America in the name of career lady, i had become a nursing father. I have been trying to manage my home the way i could.
Are you Insinuating she cheated on you?
Yes, Of course! She did both in the past and now, all in the name of being career woman.
If she is cheating on you both in the past and now, can you be sure of your child’s paternity?
I have made up my mind that my doctor should begin the process of DNA of our daughter to know who is the father, whether Mr. Tunde Oriowo or myself. As we speak, she brought Similoluwa back to Nigeria illegally and as we speak, the child is under her mother’s care.
Jay Z,hip hop legend,announced his world tour yesterday which includes seven stops in Africa according to Billboard.The tour will kick off on the 9th of September, 2013 in Poland and will make stops in Acrra, Lagos, Cape Town and Dar Es Salaam among other African countries
Oct. 4: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Diamond Jubilee)
Oct. 6: Accra, Ghana (Accra Conference Center)
Oct. 7: Lagos, Nigeria (Ocean View)
Oct. 9: Luanda, Angola (Cine Karl Max)
Oct. 11: Cape Town, South Africa (Belleville Velodrome)
Oct. 13: Durban, South Africa (ABSA Stadium Outer Fields)
Oct. 14: Johannesburg (Coca Cola Dome)
Mavin artist D’Prince has amicably parted ways with his manager, Teebillz, who is also Tiwa Savage’s manager and fiance. The two who were in the UK two weeks ago to shoot two videos for Tiwa, ended their business relationship as soon as they returned from the UK.
D’Prince announced on Twitter a few days ago that he is now being managed by Sunday Are, who also manages singer Omawumi. A source told me Teebillz wants to reduce the number of artists he manages and concentrate on other projects.
“Teebillz didn’t really have time to commit to managing him. He wants to concentrate on the business management of his label and leave artist management alone for now. He’s busy with too many projects and they decided D’Prince should move to Mr Are”
- Lynxxx, Omawumi, Tiwa Savage, Flavor, MI, Naeto C to be confirmed as new Glo ambassadors (mosvinbami.com)
- Tiwa Savage Set to Release Debut Album in June (mosvinbami.com)
This year 2013, 2face and Ice Prince have been nominated for the BET Awards, Best International act category. Other African nominated in the category include: R2bees from Ghana, Radio and Weasel from Uganda, Donald from South Africa, and Toya Delazy from South Africa.
The awards, to be hosted by Comedian Chris Tucker will see performances from R-Kelly, Chris Brown and a host of other stars come 30th June.
A new revolutionary post-paid product tagged Infinitiser launched by Globacom on Tuesday has offered subscribers a rare opportunity to make free 24-hour calls to the 26 million subscribers on the company’s network. Additionally, subscribers will enjoy 1 free gigabyte of data per month.Continue.
Kamaldeen Shonibare, Globacom’s Head of Corporate Sales, while speaking at the launch of the product in Lagos, said all the benefits would be activated once a subscriber to the product pays the N5,000 monthly charge. He described it as the biggest post-paid product offering ever in Nigeria.
He said the “Infinitiser gives a golden opportunity to achieve more, enables you to talk endlessly with loved ones and business associates, helps you to close your deals and get fulfillment. It eliminates the difference between day and night because you can make free calls on it 24/7”, he said.
It is targeted at existing and potential prepaid and post paid customers. Kamaldeen said the new product, in addition to the free Glo to Glo calls and the free 1GB of data monthly, also offers 25k per second for calls to other networks, N4 per message for on-net sms and international calls at the rate of N9 per minute to 7 destinations among which are the US, UK landline, Canada, India, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
He also said subscribers would start enjoying the benefits once they paid the monthly subscription fee of N5,000. “The new product offers subscribers more reasons to come on board and enjoy the unlimited benefits offered by the Glo network”, he said.
“This product is outstanding. It is a super Closed User Group (CUG) which will appeal to business customers, high net-worth individuals, business owners and senior managers within the corporate, SME and Public sectors”, he added.
Kamaldeen disclosed that subscribers who are currently on the post paid platform are eligible to migrate to the new Infinitiser while individuals who currently spend more than N5,000 to recharge their pre-paid lines monthly also stand to benefit by subscribing to the new post paid platform. He said subscribers on other networks should also port in to Glo to enjoy the special package and still maintain their numbers.
Globacom in a statement advised those wishing to port to the new postpaid product to formally apply and fill the subscriber agreement forms at the Gloworld shop nearest to them. He said their lines would be activated after paying the monthly deposit of N5,000 which will qualify them for the free calls and monthly free 1GB data bundle.
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One of Nigeria’s veteran guitarist, Fatoke Abiodun, was on Tuesday sentenced to three years imprisonment for drug trafficking at the Federal High Court, Lagos. The 62-year-old Abiodun was a guitarist with King Sunny Ade, Nigeria’s foremost musician.
Prior to the judgment, defence counsel, Mr. Bayo Onifade, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as Abiodun is a husband of three wives with 12 children.
Abiodun had pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful exportation of 1.575kg of cocaine during his trial in February 26, 2013.
Justice S. Seidu sentenced him to three years imprisonment with effect from the date of arrest. He said, “The appeal of the defence counsel has been taken into consideration and the fact that the convict pleaded guilty as charged without wasting the time of the court was also carefully considered.”
It would be recalled that Abiodun was apprehended by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on January 1, 2013, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
Abiodun, who played guitar for music star, King Sunny Ade, for over three decades, was caught while attempting to board an Air France flight to Italy.
During a search, two parcels of cocaine weighing 1.575kg were found hidden in the false bottom of his luggage.
Abiodun had blamed poverty for his predicament. He said:
“My music career is a sad story. I played for King Sunny Ade for 30 years before I was unceremoniously retired in 2007 without severance benefit. I was unprepared for it and I saw the bitter side of life. This is my first time of trafficking drugs. I did it out of frustration because at my age, I could not provide for my family.”
Actor, Lere Paimo, a.k.a Eda Onileola, was arrested in Ibadan last Thursday over court contempt allegation.
The actor had repeatedly refused to show up in a lower court in Ilorin in the case brought against him by the Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) over the conduct of an election that returned Comrade Victor Ashaolu as ANTP president in 2010.
Upon his arrest, Eda told the officer that he was not in good condition to embark on the trip to Kwara State and begged to be allowed to come to the capital city another time.
When the actor insisted that he needed medical help, which eventually convinced the officer of the seriousness of the actor’s situation, he took him to a police clinic in Ibadan for medical attention.
Eda was admitted for a day and was taken to Ilorin the next day to face contempt charge brought against him.
In Ilorin, ANTP lawyer, Abdulganiyu Bello, appealed to the police officers, after talking to the defendant’s lawyer, to allow Eda to go back to Ibadan after begging them not to jail him as that could kill him.
The lawyer confirmed to R in a phone conversation on Thursday evening that the actor was diabetic and should be allowed to take care of himself before they could proceed on any action.
“I have explained baba’s condition to the court and he was allowed to go back home. He actually could have been jailed if not for his ill health. As regards his final freedom though, it is only the court that can decide that”, he told R.
Asked why Eda was brought to Ilorin by police officer, he said the actor had refused to respond to court summons asking him to come and answer to charges against him by Dele Odule as regards ANTP election held in Ilorin in 2010 depsite a court order against the conduct
“On several occasions, Eda refused to honour the court and the court moved against him last week. He should obey the court the next time”, he advised.
Responding to the issue of summon, Lere Paimo blamed his predicament on Jide Kosoko and promised to fight on till justice is done.
“I know those behind my problem now, especially Jide Kosoko. I will not forgive them even if I am asked to, because my spirit will not forgive me if I do what you asked as regards forgiving them if they ask me to,” he added.
Kosoko, however, said Eda got it wrong if he believed he ordered his arrest from Lagos.
“With due respect to Baba Eda, who I hold dearly, I am not behind his legal problems or any other problems he is going through.
“Someone sued those who conducted an election a court had earlier instructed that should not be held and baba is now blaming me. I am not the court. A court issued a bench warrant for his arrest, not me, not ANTP”, the president of ANTP told R.
He added that he had never been to Ilorin since the case began and had nothing to do with the case in question.
“I pity baba because of his ill health and age, bit I don’t know anything about his legal crisis’’.
You thought your boss was bad? He’s probably a nice guy compared to the boss of this cosmetics company in Chongqing, China, who recently forced his employees to crawl on their hands and feet in the city’s busy commercial district, in front of hundreds of onlookers.
The controversial event took place on May 2nd, and broadcast live on many Chinese users’ microblog accounts. Later, photos taken by bystanders showing the humiliated employees crawling on their knees with their heads facing the pavement were posted online, causing even more outrage. Some people even notified the police, who showed up on scene and cleared the area. It turns out it was all just a drill ordered by the company boss, who wanted to test his workers’ resistance to pressure. And what better way to do that than have them crawl like dogs in front of strangers taking photos and laughing at them, right? Most likely, he wanted to see how much humiliation his employees were able to bear, so he could exploit them to the maximum without them quitting. If something like this happened in a Western country, the boss would probably be taken to jail or at least sued for damages, but according to Chinese media reports, all the police did in this case was “criticize” and “educate” the cosmetic company’s leadership. Inhumane working conditions all over China have been reported in the past, but this is just borderline slavery.
Just last week we wrote about the employees of a US real estate agency who willingly tattooed the company’s logo on their bodies in order to receive a 15% permanent raise. I thought that was controversial, but it pales in comparison to this humiliating display. “This boss is finished! His good intention has ruined the name of his company! Such low behavior, how did he come up with something like this?! What would the customers feel if they saw this,” or “This is one of the steps towards making employees into slaves–—in the eyes of the boss, employees are simply slaves” are just some of the comments that describe Chinese internet users’ reactions to the event.
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Today, many folks are scared of getting married, and they keep blaming their fears on the several negative stories they hear and read in the media about hitherto perfect marriages. So it is always a delight for us to share a success story when ever we come across one.
Popular comedian Klint Da Drunk and his wife, Lilien, have been married since 2007 and they’ve had their own challenges. But something has kept them together. See their secrets below:
Klint: No marriage is perfect and every marriage has its ups and downs. We have had our own fair share but we never go to bed angry. Things have been made easier because I am married to my best friend and that is one good advice I will give to every intending bride and groom. Marriage has been an added blessing for me.
Lilien: For a marriage to succeed, it takes a lot of conscious effort on the part of the two people involved. You have to be determined to make it work. Our number one secret is understanding. We are not just friends but great friends and we understand each other. Nobody understands my husband like I do. In addition, every good wife must be a prayer warrior because prayer is the best weapon. You can win many battles with prayers and a praying family stays together.
Friendship is key if you must enjoy a lasting marriage. So, it’s better you marry your (best) friend!
After hitting major cities in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria with performances from international superstars like Professor as well as top Nigerian acts, 2Face Idibia, IcePrince Zamani and Davido, the MTV Africa All Stars concert has finally reached a fevered pitch.
MTV Africa in association with KwaZulu-Natal Province will host the final MTV Africa All Stars concert at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park in Durban, South Africa on 18th May 2013 and will have some of the biggest names in the local and international music scene headlined by Rap icon, Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg.
Top performers at the first ever MTV Africa All Stars concert include internationally recognized Nigerian superstars, 2Face Idibia, Dbanj, Flavour, as well as Congolese singer, Fally Ipupa, South African artistes, Professor, Zakes Bantwini, Kenyan hip hop acts,Camp Mulla, King of Kwaito in Kenya, Big Nuz and South African singer, Zahara.
To add to the fun, MTV will be taking one Nigerian couple to South Africa to witness the biggest concert ever held in Africa. For further information onMTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, please visit our press page at http://www.mtvbase.com/mini/mtvafrica-allstars-press.
Also, for a preview of what to expect at the MTV Africa All Stars, check out the highlights of the MTV Africa All Stars, airing on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) from 10th May which will feature high octane performances from Africa’s biggest live performers from Durban (10th May @ 16.00 CAT) to Nairobi (17 May @ 16.00 CAT), before winding tour up in Lagos (24th May @ 16.00 CAT).
Popular actress/singer, Keri Hilson has seen it all. She has been the high girl, the bad babe who dresses wild and do stuffs. But now she’s come to a conclusion that the reason many ladies today are complaining that they do not meet the kind of men they dream about is their fault.
So how can ladies meet the nice guys the yarn for? See what Keri said below:
“I often wonder if more girls were willing to be ladies, more guys would feel challenged to be gentlemen. Ladies don’t get it twisted. It DOES start with YOU!!
“Unfortunately, every man doesn’t possess some standard high amount of respect for every woman they encounter…just as every woman doesn’t exude the same amount of confidence, class, or self respect. This is not a perfect world, where men treat “hoes” with the same respect they give “ladies” just because their mother taught them well.
“Bottom line is, a man will treat you according to the “messages” YOU put out there. That’s the way of the world…reality. If you exude sex, you will attract men who want that from you. If you exude self respect, you will attract the type of men who respect women. In this world, you attract what you exude. Ladies, WE set the tone!! NEVER forget that!! We have the power to change our experiences with men.”
As the saying goes, a word is enough for the wise!
Contrary to what Jim Iyke’s ex-girlfriend, Kenturah, is trying hard to make people believe about his success so far and his reality show titled “Jim Iyke UNSCRIPTED”, the actor has finally cleared the air.
He has cut out his defense very straight. Below is how he responded to her allegations:
“I am sure you saw part of the clips. Somebody sped off and jumped inside the river. That was a friend of mine. I don’t think anybody will accept a script in order to die. I don’t ever think anybody could have scripted that.
“If it was scripted, we would make sure that the lightning, the angles at which we shot was right. The dark pictures and angles at which it was shot is an evidence that it was not scripted.
“As soon as I wake up and I am ready to go out, they clip something in my jacket to record every conversation that I made through out the day. There’s nothing hidden.”
I hear it all boils down to money; the babe wants money from the show, Jim is not ready to give her. Lolz!
Dear Michelle Obama,I’m addressing this to you because I admire you. Because you’re smart and a mum to two young girls. And you’re the First Lady of the USA. And because you were recently quoted as saying that Beyonce is a great ‘role model’ to your two daughters, and because you recently tweeted, after the Superbowl, that you were ‘so proud’ of her. I’m writing because everything you do is admired and emulated by so many; but when you endorse a recording artist like Beyonce, I see the most misogynistic aspects of the music industry (that prefers girls to be no more complex than dolls) interpret your comments as a seal of approval for the thoughtless cultural currency that they flood the youth market with. I’m writing because I think it’s time to stop suggesting to very young girls that ultimate feminine success – in the music industry or anywhere else – comes with the need, or the expectation for them to undress.
When Beyonce kicked off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour two nights ago, wearing her sheer bodysuit with nipples showing, to me she performed the final degradation of her talent; a retrogressive transformation that has taken someone stellar and otherworldly, and made them into something dreadfully familiar and sad.
Variations of Beyonce’s body suit can be found in brothels, strip clubs, and red light districts across the world – where sex is for sale and it happens to be dispensed through a woman’s body. That she is a human being with feelings and dreams, perhaps a sister, a mother, a leader, a teacher, a student – ALWAYS – a daughter – all of this can be forgotten. In those surroundings a suit like Beyonce’s would look far from glamorous. Maybe just downright heartbreaking as a woman somewhere becomes an object, available for the gratification of a desire – at a price dictated by her ‘managers’.
Next time you’re presented with a shortlist of people in popular culture who you should spend time with or commend, think about how many young girls want to be just like Beyonce: Beyonce who sings ‘Bow Down Bitch’ and wears sheer bodysuits and high heels, singing about making money and being independent.
Remember that in the USA, the average age of a girl when she is trafficked for sex for the first time is 13.
Remember that she’s often brought into the ‘life’ by drug dealers who promise her a celebrity lifestyle, clothes like the ones Beyonce wears, and situations where she can live like Queen Bey: looking hot, being desired by alpha males, wielding power over others with her body and sexuality.
Understand that in an obscene act of manipulation by the young men who will pimp them, for a very short amount of time – maybe only for a half an hour in one of their early encounters – young girls who are trafficked do actually get to taste the experience that they have identified as ultimate feminine success: they get given hot pants or body suits like the one Beyonce’s dancing in, they dance for men who find them alluring, and for a very short time, these very young girls are convinced that they’ve made it – only to be assaulted, abused, and sometimes murdered in the years ahead, by the men who they thought wanted them.
Beyonce, performing in sheer body suits, nipples displayed, mouth open, high heels and sheer tights, shaking her butt on stage, can no longer be held by world leaders as an icon of female success.
Because for as long as she is, we are feeding a demonic myth that women must make themselves sexually available to enjoy ultimate success. And it is demonic because the impact this myth has on those most vulnerable young girls who fall pray to, is unimaginably horrible.
It can take years of a young girl’s life away from her when she tries to escape a life of abuse at home by believing promises of money and glamor, sexual allure and power – a life just like the most successful women in the world; only to be sold for sex, beaten, and made addicted to drugs. It can take a chance of an educated, secure future away from her; and sometimes, if she can’t find an exit – it can take her very life away from her.
Beyonce is a singer and a songwriter. She doesn’t need to wear see through clothes or body suits to sing. We know that because we’ve seen her singing accapella in a hospital in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and – and she sounded like a celestial being from a different dimension.
She doesn’t have to do this. She’s choosing to. And she’s not the first or only one woman to do it. And like the many women who have played this game the way they have, her reasons may be economic, artistic, personal or even misunderstood. But whatever her reasons, her influence cannot be underestimated or misunderstood.
It’s time that young girls were sent a different message. A more refined, intelligent message. A message that engaged them at the level of their intellect and potential because implicit in our message to them should be the acknowledgement that they are naturally brilliant and that we believe that they are capable of everything – without ever having to undress to achieve their success.
The work here is to re etch the self image and self worth of young girls who think that sexualizing themselves is necessary to be powerful or successful.
So please, let it be known that Beyonce is not a role model.
She may have a lot of money, and she may have enormous influence.
But she can no longer be called a role model.
(Unless you think it would be really cool for Sasha or Malia to follow her example and sing songs for people on a stage whilst wearing sheer gold glitter bodysuits detailing the contours of their body, under the management of their daddy and/or their husband).
Instead, call out those who deliberately allow their sexual identity to eclipse the genius of their spirit and sacredness of their soul. Tell young girls that they are more than that. Engage with artists who sing, dance, write, design, perform – but whose presentation centers on showcasing the brilliance of their brain, not their body.
If I had daughters I’d tell them to pass on the Beyonce show because when you’re wearing a sheer see through body suit with nipples on display, no matter how much gold thread in it – I don’t see any light coming out of it. I just see a glowing ball of soullessness.
I’d say to my girls: all that’s gold doesn’t glitter. Let’s find something genuinely luminous…and take them to a Lorna Simpson exhibition, or a C.C White concert, or hand them a Zadie Smith book.
What are thoughts about Rakhi’s open letter?
It could be said that popular Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli, has the sexiest eyes in the movie industry. She turns heads whenever she steps out on the red carpet. Most men feel insecure when their wife who is so beautiful go out to shows all alone, where there are men who operate like Sharks. *winks!*
So what the experience like with Omoni Oboli’s husband?
The actress told Saturday Beats that, “My husband feels good when I step out for a red carpet event and other men admire me. Everyone likes to show off something that they like and something they think is beautiful. I think it is a good feeling for him.”
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For those of you who don’t know who Alex Ekubo is, the guy is a one-time first runner up in the Mr Nigeria contest. He’s a fast rising actor and “friend of Uti Nwachukwu”. A lot of bad stuffs have been said about him and Uti by haters but all without proofs and they are still best of friends.
Alex is stylishly looking for a wife but he certainly do not want any of those flashy girls in town who wear Brazilian Hair and heavy make-up. See what he said about his kind of girl below…
“I need a beautiful woman because am headed to the very top. I’m talking of international recognition. I need a woman who can stand by my side and say baby I love you, I support you, I will stand by you.
“I don’t need a bimbo, beauty without brain. Her head is full of Brazilian hair and make up, and then carrying small dog all around which is the trend now with ladies.
“For me brains come before beauty. I need somebody that can help me so that we can produce beautiful Nigerian babies that can go out there and contest in Miss world, Mr. World.
Sorry to all you ladies spending fortune to look sexy, if you don’t have good character. Lols!
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According to reports, none of the current American Idol judges are being asked back. AI ratings have dropped by almost 25% from last year. By far the lowest ratings the show has ever had.
The Wrap reports:
“All four are gone,” the insider told TheWrap. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”
E! News reports:
“Yes, we want to do a whole new panel – but, just like last time around, it depends on who we get,” a Fox source confirmed to E! News in response to a report that all four judges will be leaving after this season because the now 12-year-old show is in need of a massive jolt of new energy.
The longest serving Idol judge Randy Jackson has released a statement confirming his exit from the show. Find it after the cut…
Randy has also made a statement confirming his departure:
Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol’ I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”
I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.
Word is reaching us that one of the members of Nigeria’s hot duo, Vast has been diagnosed with Cancer. Specifically, Lymphoma (a peculiar type of blood cancer.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when B or T lymphocytes, the white blood cells that form a part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection and disease, begin behaving abnormally
He was diagnosed in February this year after suffering serious body pains, headaches, non stop coughing, loss of weight and weakness whileon tour in France. After a series of tests it was determined that he has lymphoma and has been receiving treatment in a UK hospital ever since.
He will be in the UK until his treatment is complete, but so far he is said to be responding well to treatment.
When we exclusively reported this week that the Kokomaster, D’banj has signed Nigeria’s best rapper, Olamide to his record label, DB Records, I got calls from people who want to know my source as they had thought Olamide was not ready to work for any record label.
Well, my source is an insider and I trust him. See a confirmation from D’banj’s brother below…
- D’banj Finally Signs The Hottest Rapper In Nigeria, Olamide (mosvinbami.com)
- Genevieve Nnaji Begging D’banj To Take Her Back (mosvinbami.com)
- D’banj’s brother K-Switch set to launch his own record label (mosvinbami.com)
The actress who left Nigeria on February 26th to the UK for a life saving medical treatment is back in Nigeria. She returned on Tuesday May 7th after undergoing kidney and heart treatment in a UK hospital. Her publicist says she’s doing very well and will return to the UK in a few months time for check up.
When some girls are young they engage in dirty acts not knowing that these acts have a way of coming back to hunt them in future. I wonder what Sunmbo Ajaba was thinking before she allowed 2face impregnate her two times when the guy has not married her as his wife. Crazy risk!
At last that risk is now coming to hunt her present. The young and dynamic Pastor Adeoye who wanted to forget about her past life and get married to her is facing serious challenges…
His people are not happy with his choice of Sunmbo, church members are against the move and some of his church members have reportedly left his church because he wanted to marry a lady that has been “over used” by a guy who was sleeping with ladies like Annie Macaulay and others at the same time.
Their wedding was suppose to take place on May 4th in Lagos but no wedding took place and neither Pastor Adeoye nor Sumnbo say a word to those around them. I hear Sunmbo has jetted out to America but Pastor Adeoye is in Lagos carrying on with “business as usual”.
We are trying to get an insider in the church to give us the real details of the “challenges” that finally led to the suspension or postponement or cancellation of the the wedding. Stay tuned!
RIHANNA must have got ready in a rush if these snaps are anything to go by – she forgot to do up her shirt.
Well known for her raunchy outfits, the singer bared her naked chest by also going braless as she stepped out in New York on Wednesday.
She flashed her long slender pins by teaming her sheer top with a thigh-skimming skater skirt and nude stiletto heels.
The Bajan beauty left her hotel in the skimpy outfit as she headed to dinner, stopping to chat and pose for pictures with fans as she went.
Rihanna, 25, is embracing her new single status since Chris Brown confessed that their reconciled relationship is already over at the weekend.
Chris has since been posting a series of emotional messages online via Twitter – on Tuesday he wrote: “Sometimes loving someone is too much! So loving from a distance will help everyone grow! Be blessed. Live ya life!”
Rihanna will be heading to the UK next month to perform a series of dates as part of her Diamonds world tour.
Hafiz Oyetoro’s controversial move from Etisalat to MTN as a brand face seems to have changed his fortune for good and he has also confirmed it.
“To the glory of God, level don change. Let me put it like that. I believe that in the nearest future, level will finally change. But now, level don dey change. I have murdered poverty and God has finally murdered it for me. I am no longer poor, but very comfortable.”
The lady he wanted to marry rejected him because of poverty but today his story has changed…
Oyetoro, who has also established himself as an actor and a popular face on TV, also recently stirred the scene. This is courtesy of his ‘shocking’ appearance in the MTN’s I don port advert, a commercial that many have described as an excellent one – not minding the fact that some believe it is a below-the-belt jab for Etisalat, the telecoms company for which he worked as an advertising model for some time.
Ever since Oyetoro’s crossover, in which he is required to lead a major advertising campaign to drive the network portability initiative by Nigerian Communication Commission, Nigerians have not stopped talking about him and his amazing rise to fame and riches.
The deal is believed to be worth about N20m, which is enough to give the hardworking and self-effacing actor a clean break from poverty. But while the man himself has declined to comment on the positive twist in his fortune, he was recently quoted in THE NEWS as saying that he had finally conquered poverty.
In a telephone interview with Punch, SAKA said he was not ready to talk about his new contract with the telecommunications company. “For now, I don’t want to say anything. I promise you that I will talk at the appropriate time,” he said.
But when asked if his new responsibilities as a brand ambassador for MTN would not clash with his job at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, he replied, “I am a responsible civil servant. My duty is to teach other people’s children well, just as I would expect others to teach mine. So I cannot abandon my job. I assure you, everything has been taken care of.”
A few years ago, little was known about Oyetoro.
Although he studied Theatre Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ago Iwoye worked as a part-time lecturer at the Olabisi Onabanjo University before moving to Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in Ijanikin, Oyetoro remained relatively obscure for a long while.
In those days, he managed to appear in a few insignificant theatre productions, in which he played mostly comic roles. It took a while before the qualities that would raise him a notch higher than most of his peers began to manifest.
First, Nollywood came calling with an opportunity to establish himself as a regular face on the lighted screen. Oyetoro, who was burning up with a desire to prove himself, had to grab it. Still, a few years later and with appearances in hundreds of Nollywood films to his credit, he was far from hitting the limelight.
Then another opportunity presented itself. This time, it came from Centrespread, an advertising agency. The agency wanted him to be their model for its advertising campaigns with Etisalat. The deal clicked and Oyetoro’s transformation began in earnest. That was when, for the purpose of the campaigns, he assumed a new identity: he became known ‘Saka’, a character that he helped create in 2004 for a TV comedy series titled ‘House A-part’.
Eventually, Oyetoro became the face of Etisalat campaigns. Within a short time, Saka had become a household name and Oyetoro could look forward to a brighter future free of the clutches of poverty.
In an interview published on the Internet, the actor cum lecturer admitted that he was involved in a bitter struggle against poverty for a long time.
Hear him: “Poverty was my friend and family for a long time. As you sit with me here side by side, that was how I was sitting with poverty in the past. There was a lady who disqualified me because I didn’t have a car. But, thank God, I eventually got a wife who genuinely loves me and who I genuinely love.”
Could this be the reason why this lady has chosen to live a wayward life?
When the photos and Video of her porn movie surfaced, Afro Candy ( real names Judith Opara Mazagwu) made it clear that she has no shame and doesn’t care about what people say.
In this interview, Afro Candy opens up on her life, what propelled her to take on a music career, her plans to produce a full porn movie and how she was raped and disvirgined at the aged of 19 by a man that is now a Reverend Father. She has 2 kids but said she is single and searching…
When did you come to America?
I migrated to the United States in 2005 with my ‘Green Card’ and was married like one year plus. And due to much envy, inferiority complex and insecurity of my former husband in Nigeria, we parted ways. But on arrival in America, life was so tough, very challenging as a mother of two. After a long while, I later took part in Hollywood films.
Are you not planning to re-marry?
I have not seen my right match since I am still in search of Mr. Right, who must be wealthy, I don’t care whether he is handsome or ugly.
Is it true that you are a sex symbol?
Right, I am a sex symbol.
In one of your movie videos, there was a scene where a guy was on the bed where he had his hands on your nipples and your butt. Was that real?
Yeah, the romantic scenes were real. His hand was also on my ass squeezing it very hard.
You mean the guy actually squeezed your boobs?
Of course, he really touched and squeezed my boobs.
Do you have surgical breast enlargement?
Never, my boobs are natural and make me beautiful, since they are full.
Does your ass compliment your shape?
Yeah, my butt is moderate and it is really a compliment to my shape because I know I am beautiful.
What is the sexiest part of your body?
Every parts of my body are sexy.
Are you ‘high’ when you go on stage?
When I am happy or angry, I get ‘high’ if I were to be on music stage. I don’t take drugs.
So, what other sexy projects are you planning?
I am going to produce an all-p*rn movie soon which I would produce and may act in there. All the characters in the movies would engage in live s3x because I am so daring.
Can you go naked on stage for top celebrity shows?
Of course I can go full naked on music stage if the circumstance and situation demand it. The celebrities in there would also determine that.
Are you part of the team that produced ‘Mapouka’ that video where live sex was in display?
Lots of people kept asking me that same question – the truth is, I am never a part of Mapouka music video team. I am aware the producer of that sexymusic video has made lots of fame from it since he actually tried to invite me over to take part and I declined by saying ‘No’.
How were you raped at 19 years?
At 19 years I was sent an errand by my parent. Along the way, I was raped and disvirgined by a man, who later became a Reverend Father.
Was the guy arrested and punished for his crime?
I kept quiet because I knew that my Mum being a strict disciplinarian would have finished the man and he may probably have ended in ‘jail.’ Before his ordination, he later came looking for me and begged me fervently. I later saw him after several years and I told him what he did was bad and he apologized again on his knees.
Many people still don’t believe that Gospel musician Yinka Ayefele, who had a fatal accident years back, can perform the duty of a husband in terms of procreation. But the Ibadan based singer shocked many people, when he got married and started raring children.
Yinka said, “Doctors would tell you that my case is very special and rare; my case is one of a thousand cases. There are some things I may not want to say here but…
“I challenge those who still don’t believe me that I can perform to come with their sisters to prove the point. What I am trying to say is that I’m fortunate to have proved the medical practitioner wrong in some aspects. They say I wouldn’t be able to have erection but the day they discovered I was able to have it was like a miracle; in fact, my consultant was shocked, I thank God for this.”
So all you doubting Thomas, hope you know better now?
- I’ll never stop singing dirty songs – Saint Janet (mosvinbami.com)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, marks exactly one year that Michael Collins Ajereh publicly decided to chart a new course for himself with the birth of Mavin Records-home to the Mavin League. It also marks his birthday.
The last 12 months have been clouded with several can he get it right alone? Would he pull it through all by himself?
When news circulated that Don Jazzy and D’Banj had split last year it was also said that he left with all Don Jazzy’s catalogue. Of course everyone thought that would be the end of him.
And considering the obvious fact that the last one year has become symbolic as one of the most trying periods for the Nigerian entertainment industry, it has also become a symbolic year in the life of the man who is now known and well referred to as Don Jazzy.
Not many had given him the slightest opportunity to prove his worth-accusations were flying around-but Don Jazzy remained resolute, determined and undeterred in his decision to break even with the MAVINS. Don Jazzy has successfully remained relevant, steadfastly cooking up beats-as much as he can, churning out productions that has left the music industry in a state of frenzy. He has bounced back from scratch!
Has he succeeded? That varies largely on your definition of success but with over a dozen hit productions this year; ‘Take Banana’, ‘Oma Ga’, ‘Amarachi’, ‘Goody Bag’, ‘Kick’, ‘Without My Heart’, ‘Rotate’, ‘Lady Don Dada’- in the last one year, one can only pat the beefy producer on the back for daring to dare and standout! He has bounced back from scratch!
From Tiwa Savage to Wande Coal, D’Prince and Dr. Sid, it’s obvious that Don Jazzy has structured a way out for himself and his league of Mavins.
However, only few people want to understand the obvious fact that the 31 year old music producer, whose wizardry has become one of the most talked about revolutions in the Nigerian music industry, remains the regular man who can be caught tweeting on popular micro-blogging network site, Twitter, as Don Jazzy, or the young man that has decided to give back to that major society that has consistently supported him.
Without attracting undue possession, the term, IDJA (It’s Don Jazzy Again) became one of Nigeria’s most trending and popular 4-letter word on Twitter. Although mystery remains his strongest point, Don Jazzy, has left Nigerians-in Nigeria and its diaspora- wondering who and where he hails from.
Michael Collins Ajereh was born on November 26, 1982. A Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo’ Hits Records founded in 2004 and current CEO of the Mavin Records label which he founded in May 2012
In his kitty, Don Jazzy prides himself as a Voice, Fashion and Social Networking guru, Mo’Hits/ G.O.O.D. Music producer, Samsung Deal, Mavin Records, Mavin League, Loya milk endorsement and an awesome production discography record.
Michael had always had a flair for music, singing and playing the drums from the age of 4. He developed a passion for the bass guitar at the age of 12, He went on to study Business Management at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in Edo stat before he moved to London in the United Kingdom in 2000 after his uncle invited him to come play the drums for the neighborhood Church.
Various odd jobs followed including working at McDonalds and as a security guard. Already imbued with an intimate knowledge of traditional and percussion instruments, Don Jazzy further built on his musical knowledge during his UK stint.
Finding fellow kindred spirits in the likes of Solek, JJC, The 419 squad and D’Banj, the gang would spend unrelenting hours practicing, recording and performing different types of music.
Jazzy’s appetite for a full-time career in music could no longer be satiated when, in 2004, he partnered with D’Banj to set up the Mo’ Hits label. Within two years, the prolific producer had wrapped up two albums (No Long Thing and Rundown/Funk You Up) with his former Mo’ Hits partner and was working on a third, Curriculum Vitae. By this time, he had already started becoming a household name with the trademark intro – It’s Don Jazzy Again!
In 2008 there were further production credits for the best selling album of that year; The Entertainer Don Jazzy repeated the trick with Wande Coal’s Mushin 2 MoHits, an album that was described as one of the best albums to ever come out of Nigeria.
Although not acknowledging himself as a recording artist, he is responsible for doing most Background Vocals for artistes he produces for and sometimes does complete verses. His musical dexterity can be heard through his beats and well calculated vocals he assists to the likes of D’Banj, Sauce Kid, Dr SID, Ikechukwu, Kween, D’Prince and even Jay-Z and Kanye West on their Watch The Throne track Lift Off, featuring Beyoncé.
In 2011 his talents got him noticed by Kanye West who signed him up as a producer on his GOOD Music label.With over a 100 production tracks to his name, the understated genius has worked with a host of local and international celebrities. In spite of his whirlwind superstardom, Don Jazzy has never forgotten his humble beginnings.
On the wake of the split up of Mohits, Samsung unveiled their “Built for Africa” products and Don Jazzy was signed on as their spokes person.
On May 8, 2012, Don Jazzy said, “The way forward now is to make sure I keep bringing you guys more of the beautiful music you all love to dance to,” He kept his promise of a new beginning, as he announced the birth of Mavin Records.
The multiple award winning producer and philanthropist has activated several fans with several music productions and hit songs leaving It’s Don Jazzy Again, IDJA on the lips of every one that matters. It’s a year now and needless to say Don Jazzy the internationally acclaimed producer,Nigerian multi award winning producer,singer,song writer,CEO Mavins record label, endorsements from Samsung and Loya ,philanthropist is in it to win it and he is here to stay! Happy Birthday IDJA!
- “Don Jazzy Produced Four Songs On The DKM Album” – D’Banj Confesses (mosvinbami.com)
- Download New music: Dr Sid – Love Mine. Produced by Don Jazzy (mosvinbami.com)
Olympia & fwends is a comedy show by that ace Comedian Mc Olympia Baba, its more or less a campus tour, he as been taking the show from schools to school, this month is set to hold at Tai Solarin University of Education (tasaued) Ogun State.
As the talk of the show is all over the campus like Exams date, the students of the school can wait to be a part of it according to report reaching us. 23rd may is the date we all have been waiting for at OGD hall over 5000 capacities.
I can’t wait to be at the event as well, I’m aware of what mc Olympia is capable of doing on stage, with the likes of Sean Tizzle and Qdot on stage. You will never have a dulling moment.
Contact: @mcolympiababa 08039355282