Friday, June 29, 2012

Video: Nigeria’s Got Talent – Promo!

Nigeria has now bought into Simon Cowell’s hugely succesful franchise “Britain’s Got Talent”
Rapid Blue Format and Optima Media Group,are behind the series and auditions have been slated to commence from the 4th of July.
The new series of Nigeria’s Got Talent will debut later this year.
I can't wait to see how the show will look like and also looking forward to being entertained with serious comedy... u know what I mean, lol.

Davido Talks about Upcoming Album, Leaked Photos, Comparisons to Wizkid and More...

The artiste was interviewed by MsYouTV during his tour in South Africa. He was quizzed on everything including those infamous groupie leaked photos, living under the shadow of a rich influential father, his upcoming album, comparisons to Wizkid, his girlfriend and lots lots more.... Watch Below

Video: D’Banj Reveals Details On Next Single With Kanye West!

Tim Westwood caught up with D’Banj backstage at this past weekend’s BBC Hackney Weekend and he singer reavealed details of his forthcoming single which will feature Kanye West on his track “Scapegoat”.
He was joined by his brother Kayswitch and Ikechukwu for the interview.


Enjoy!

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Faces Three Years in Prison

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer, Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty today after being charged three weeks ago to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.

Appearing in U.S. District Court in Newark, Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007. She faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts and In addition could be hit with a $75,000 fine

Hill was released on $150,000 bail. She will reappear in the Newark courthouse for sentencing in November.

The Upcoming Artist DJ Tee Allegedly Stabbed Releases Statement

DJ Tee                                                    Alvin Osungade

So am sure you all must have heard about Director, DJ Tee stabbing an extra/upcoming act, Alvin Osungade on the set of a video shoot yesterday.

According to the director, Alvin slapped him after they had an argument on set, and some of his boys who witnessed the assault descended on the guy. He also said the boy smashed a bottle against hard metal above their heads and the broken pieces cut them both.

But Alvin Osungade says otherwise, according to a mail he wrote to Linda Ikeji, he says;

My name is Tolani Alvin Osungade, and this is what really happened between Dj Tee and I...... Firstly, the video shoot was suppose to start @ 10am and I was there to support my friend "malcoholic" the owner of the video shoot. He (malcoholic) told to me invite friends (video girls and guys) which I did. The video shoot did not start early because it rained and the location was being cleaned. And due to the fact that the shoot didn't start on time, people were having refreshments, guys were drinking (including dj tee and his crew). As this was going on, comments were going round that dj tee just insulted some girls I don't know due to them asking for payment to be in the video and i also heard dj tee was going to call his own people to come and replace them.

Singer, Adele Announces she is Expecting a Baby!


Adele has announced today that she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.

The singer, 24, revealed the news on her website to her fans, writing: 
'I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. 'I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx'
She has been dating the 36-year-old since last summer, and went public with the relationship in January.


Congrats to her.

Video: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorcing after Five Years of Marriage

Split: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years together
After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. 
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest." 
Cruise's rep tells PEOPLE: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy." 
The Rock of Ages star, 49, wed actress Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle in November 2006. They have daughter Suri, 6. 


This was Holmes's first marriage and the third for Cruise, who previously was married to the actresses Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and Mimi Rogers.


Am in shock! After all the jumping and declaration of love Tom did on Oprah about Katie, the love of his life, damn... too sad! In case you never saw that episode of Tom going 'GAGA' about Katie on Oprah, watch the video after cut....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Arsenal Set to face Super Eagles During Tour to Nigeria in August


It is official. The Gunners will be in Nigeria in August and are scheduled to play the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles.
A statement on the London club’s website read:
Arsenal Football Club is delighted to confirm that the Nigeria national team will be the Club’s opposition for their pre-season friendly match in Abuja on Sunday, August 5.
 
Arsène Wenger’s team will face the Super Eagles in the National Stadium, with a confirmed kick-off time of 4pm local time.
 
Tickets details will be announced on Wednesday, July 4 and will appear on Arsenal.com.
 

President Jonathan to Introduce Birth Control Law

GEJ&Sambo with national population commissioners after their swearing in yesterday
President Goodluck Jonathan recently hinted that he may soon send a bill to the National Assembly on birth control.

Speaking at the inauguration of  Chairman and Commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Jonathan urged that religious belief should not frustrate the policy.

The President noted that Nigeria would not be the first country to make a law on birth control, adding that the issue of population regulation is very sensitive.

He said government cannot fold its arms until the country’s population becomes uncontrollable.
The President assured that government would carry out enough sensitisation before making the law controlling birth and population.
He also directed the NPC team to begin advocacy on birth control and promised  government support and funding.
His words, “For us to plan properly, we must manage our population, but it is extremely sensitive, we are extremely religious people, either you are a Christian or Moslem. Both Christians and Moslems and even traditionalists  believe that children are God’s gifts to man, so it is difficult for you to tell any Nigerian to limit the  number of their children because they are gifts of God.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Femi Kuti, Brymo, Davido and Eva Alordiah Covers Hip Hop World Magazine


In keeping with the magazine’s trend of delivering double covers to its teeming fan base, publishers of Hip Hop World Magazine have released pictures of the covers of its newest edition. 
The first cover features three time Grammy nominee and Afro beat maestro Femi Kuti who and scion of the late King of Afro beat; Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Femi recently turned 50 and the magazine features a tribute to him. 
The second cover sees a trio of Nigeria’s Music Industry “New Kids”; Ibrahim “Brymo” Olawale, Eva Alordiah and David “Davido” Adeleke. 
This new edition of Hip Hop World Magazine will also see features on International superstar Rihanna, Nigerian acts Mode 9, Olu Maintain, Kween and loads more. 

Did Davido Gets Slapped in Abuja Due to Arrogance?

Here's how NigeriaFilms is reporting it;

We reliably gathered that Davido was recently harassed and hit by a uniformed man at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to the angry source, the musician was invited for the recently concluded Nokia Rap Battle show alongside other prominent acts by one Nosa, a fast rising music producer cum manager. The show ended and according to the source, Davido who was said to be drunk to stupor insisted on leaving in a friend’s car instead of going in the one the ones that brought him, and other top artistes and crew from the hotel.

He insisted though and Nosa being his host had to drive behind them, bubble later burst when the car conveying Davido was stopped by some military men for the routine check especially at that time of the night. 

Our source revealed that the obviously tipsy Davido jumped out of the car and started boasting "don't you know me, what the fuck is wrong with you guys..." He started shouting about who he is and what guts the Mopol men had to stop his friend`s car.

Press Release: President Jonathan Sacks NNPC GMD, Others, Names New Boss

President Jonathan has tonight fired the entire Executive Management Team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led by the Group Managing Director, Mr. Austen Oniwon.

He immediately named Mr. Andrew Yakubu as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Read Press Release after cut.....

Pictures: Spice Girls Reunite for the Viva Forever! Launch in London


Reunited! (L-R) Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham reunite for the Viva Forever! launch at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London
Not a tracksuit or platform trainer in sight: The five-piece are fortunately a lot more sophisticated these daysHeyday: The Spice Girls at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York in 1997
Back to where it all began: The group famously filmed the video for their debut single Wannabe at the same hotel in 1996On a budget: The Spice Girls in their Wannabe video when the hotel was out of use in 1996
It's been four years since they reunited for their Return Of The Spice Girls tour.

Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell went back to where it all began - the St Pancras Hotel in London, where they filmed their Wannabe video in 1996.

Flytime TV Interview: Omawumi talks Music, Motherhood and Father of Her Child


The very first episode of Flytime TV's new show, Fly Access interviews singer, Omawumi and also had an exclusive access to the singer's band session.


Enjoy!

Sterling Bank Plc Sacks 400 Workers to Reduce Overhead Cost

Sterling Bank Plc has sacked 400 workers in a systematic mass retrenchment aimed at reducing overhead cost.


Investigations showed that 97 per cent of the retrenched workers were former staff of Equatorial Trust Bank Ltd. acquired by Sterling.


A source close to the bank said that the mass sack, which started about three weeks ago would also affect another 150 workers because of the consolidation of the two banks. He said that workers were thrown into the nation’s saturated labour market with only three months’ salary as severance package. 

PHCN High Tension Power Cable Electrocutes Pregnant Woman and Four Others

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Five women, including an expectant mother, were yesterday electrocuted in Agbekoja Market, Apata, Ibadan South West Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The traders were transacting businesses at the vegetable section of the farmers’ market  around 7am when a live high tension power cable of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCNsuddenly fell on them, killing the five women.

A one-year-old baby boy was, however, rescued alive from the back of his dead mother.

Many other traders at the spot sustained injuries and were rushed to nearby hospitals for medical attention.


The rescue mission was led by a youth leader in the community, Wahab Bamidele and assisted by other youths in the area while the Apata Divisional Police Officer, Mr.Agboola Abiodun was also at the head of a team of policemen from the division as they mounted security surveillance to ensure that hoodlums did not hijack the incident.

Mainstreet Bank Sacks 800 Staff, Labour threatens to Shut Down Bank

The management of Mainstreet Bank Plc, formerly Afribank Plc, Friday, sacked no fewer than 800 workers despite the Federal Government’s directive to the management of the bank and organised labour to maintain status quo pending resolution of labour issues between the management and labour.
It was gathered that the sack came few days after the Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Productivity at a meeting in Abuja with the organised labour and management of the bank on the outstanding gratuity of staff of the defunct Afribank Nigeria Plc.
Meanwhile, organised labour, yesterday, asked the management of the bank to immediately reverse the termination or labour and its allies would shut down its operations nationwide, describing the management’s action as illegal and unprocedural.
Its been gathered that out of the 800 affected staff, over 650  were members of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions, ASSBIFI, affiliated to the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, while the rest were members of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Employees, NUBIFIE, affiliated to Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

Photos: Rapper, 50 Cent Hospitalized After Car Crash

50 cent was involved in a serious car accident on the Long Island Expressway, New York City in the early hours of this morning.

According to his Fan Website, Thisis50.com, 
"50 Cent was in a bad accident tonight as his bullet-proof SUV was rear-ended by a Mack truck on the LIE in NYC. 
He was put on a stretcher and taken to the nearest Queens hospital where they are currently running test on his neck and back. 
His driver is also currently in the hospital as the SUV almost flipped over. 
The truck driver reportedly told police his loaded shifted and lost control of the vehicle."

A representative for 50 Cent says the rapper has now been released from the hospital  and he's doing very fine after being treated for 'minor neck and back injuries'.

Video: Samuel L. Jackson Parodies Nicki Minaj in BET Awards Promo

Hollywood star, Samuel L. Jackson got in on the Nicki Minaj parodies, as part of the promotion for the 2012 BET Awards, which he will hosts on July 1.

Rocking a pink wig and a BET logo gold four-finger rings, the actor rapped a few lines from Nicki's single 'Beez in the Trap', Jackson is really hysterical in the new commercial.

Watch below....

Facebook Changed Everyone's Email Addresses Without Prior Warning

Secret switch: Facebook hid the email addresses of its 900 million users today and replaced them with a generic @facebook.com


The social network with 900 million profiles, has taken it upon itself to change users' email addresses and replace it with one that ends in '@facebook.com'. 

This means the email will come via Facebook messages instead of your email account.

Facebook claimed the change is to protect users' privacy and security by not displaying a personal email address but the site's more generic one. 

A spokesman said: 'As we announced back in April, we’ve been updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BACK

 1. Go into the 'About' section of your profile
2. Where the email address is displayed, click 'Edit' 
3. Click on the circle along from the @facebook.com address
4. Change setting to 'hidden from timeline'
5. Click on circle next to other email address and choose 'shown on timeline'
6. Hit save at the bottom of the edit box


'In addition to everyone receiving an address, we’re also rolling out a new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their timelines.'

So for those of you that prefer getting notifications via emails should change back. (You can follow the procedure on the right ----->)



Nigerian Emerges as Best Graduating Student at John Hopkins University


A 22-year-old Nigerian, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, has made history at John Hopkins University, United States of America.  Ohuabunwa from Arochukwu, Abia State, has done the nation proud by becoming the first black man to make a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of 4.0 to bag a degree in Neurosciences in the university. 
He was also adjudged as having the highest honours during the graduation that was held on May 24 this year.
For his efforts, he has won a scholarship to Yale University to pursue a degree in medicine. Besides, he has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society, a prestigious honour group that features membership of 17 US Presidents, 37 US Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel Prize winners.

Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti's House Turns to a Museum

Its been revealed that home of the Late Afrobeat Legend, Olufela Anikulapo–Kuti, at 18, Gbemisola Street, Ikeja, Lagos will be converted into The Kalakuta Museum

The aim of this project which is currently financed by the Lagos state government following a proposal by the Kutis, is to preserve Fela’s history, promote tourism in Lagos State which will serve as an educational, historical and cultural institution on Fela’s music and music of African origin.

The Kalakuta Museum when completed will have an exhibition area, a coffee shop, five-room boutique hotel, roof-top restaurant and a souvenir shop. It will also have a bar and stage, passenger lift, the tomb where the remains of the Abami Eda are buried and the car park.

It will be declared open on October, to coincide with the 2012 edition of Felabration.

Rev. Chris Okotie's Church Releases Press Statement On His 'Failed Marriage'

A press statement has been released and signed by the church’s spokesperson, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji, and it reads:

“The Pastor of our Church, the Household of God, Oregun, Lagos, Rev Chris Okotie  announced his separation from Stephanie his wife of four years, at the end last Sunday service. 
“Both parties arrived at this decision after careful review of the prevailing circumstances which pointed to the fact that it is the best option for them at this time. They also agreed not to divulge details of this incident for personal reasons. 
“Rev Okotie thanked concerned friends and well-wishers and asked for understanding He also expressed the hope that their decision would be respected as no further details would be given on this issue,” Ayodeji said. 

NUC Suspends Part-Time Programmes in Universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has announced the suspension of all part-time programmes run by universities in Nigeria.

Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Julius Okojie, briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday said part-time programmes had been abused by universities.

He said the decision was aimed at rationalising the programmes so as to bring them in line with global best practices and standards.

Okojie said the suspension became imperative in view of the fact that some universities run part-time programmes illegally and some other cases the institutions have over-bloated population in the admission process.

Woman Forced to sit next to a Corpse on Kenya Airways


A Swedish woman was forced to sit through a ten-hour flight to Tanzania next to a dead passenger on Kenya Airways.

Lena Pettersson, a journalist with Radio Sweden, boarded a flight in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and immediately noticed that a man in his 30s who was seated directly across the aisle from her was seriously ill.

‘He was sweating and having seizures,’ she told Sveriges Radio. ‘Air hostesses were there all along, but the plane took off anyway.’

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Video:Jay Z, Kanye West & Rihanna Perform @ Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend


Girl Kills Landlord's Daughter Over Bathroom Slippers


It started as a squabble between two ladies. One was the landlord’s daughter, the other a tenant’s little sister. In time, it graduated to a brawl. People, including the landlord, came to separate them. And there was peace – or so the people thought. Just when everyone was just settling down with what he or she was doing, there was a fresh commotion.

The two ladies had gone back at each other. This time viciously. By the time it all ended, one of the ladies lay dead. It was the landlord’s daughter, named Rhoda. It was said that her alleged assailant, the tenant’s little sister named Happiness, stabbed her in the chest. Her dead body is now in a morgue in the Isolo area of Lagos.

Rhoda, a 23-year-old hairdresser and mother of two (she was nursing the last one before her death) was living in her father’s house, at No. 23 Odulaju Street, Sabo, with her children. Her father Oladuyoye Abel is a pastor with Christ Apostolic Church.

Her alleged killer, Happiness, 19, from Nnewi South, Anambra State and a salesgirl at Alaba International Market, Ojo, said she never intended to kill Rhoda. According to her it was Rhoda who wanted to stab her.

Narrating the incident, Happened said she returned from the Lagos International Trade Fair to notice that her bathroom slippers were not at the entrance of her room. She started looking for them and saw Rhoda’s first child of about four years wearing them.

Pastor Chris Okotie Ends Four-Year Marriage with Second Wife!


In a dramatic announcement after a moving ministration, the controversial pastor Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church and three-time presidential candidate, told his church that he and his wife, Stephanie Henshaw have ended their marriage.
“Stephanie and I are no longer married. We have separated. You can see she’s not in church today. It’s due to irreconcilable differences and you should please respect our wishes at this time because there is no going back.” With this terse statement Okotie announced the break up the marriage.
Okotie and Stephanie got married August 2008.
While Okotie is divorcing for the second time, Stephanie has now been married three times and has three children from her first two marriages.
Okay.. this is very disappointing and he's a man of God who is suppose to set an example to his congregation. What message are you passing to your people pastor okotie. And your marriage counselling is in operation? Am Wondering the advice you give to couples that come for counselling. Nonsense!

Video: Check out D’Banj's Performance at the BBC Hackney Festival in London


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Photos: Banky W Interviews Governor Fashola!

The Ceo of EME interviewed Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola earlier this week as part of the Change/Dream4Naija Documentary he is currently making with the International Republican Institute (IRIglobal) & US Agency for International Development (USAID) .

Hmmmm, nice work Banky.

New Video: Ilefo Illuminati - Olamide

Woman Inserts 66 wraps of Narcotics in Private Part


Mande Bala

Law enforcement agents and travellers were last week astonished when 66 wraps of narcotics, which tested positive to methamphetamine, were discovered in the private part of Mande Bala, 48, at the screening section  of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on June 15, 2012.

The lady was promptly arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency shortly before she was due to board a Kenyan Airways flight to Nairobi.

The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Hamza Umar, confirmed the arrest. He said, “The quantity of drugs that Bala had inserted in her private part was so much that it affected her gait, drawing the attention of the NDLEA officials. No suspect has ever inserted such a large quantity of drugs in the country. Usually, cases of insertion are not more than 300g. The discovery was shocking.”

CRIME DIGEST gathered that in all, the 66 wraps of methamphetamine expelled from Bala’s private part weighed 1kg.

Bala, who claimed to be a widow and mother of three, told CRIME DIGEST that she was pushed to trafficking in drugs in order to raise school fees for her children. She said, “I am a widow; my husband died in 2007. I have got three children to take care of.  I need N45,000 to pay some fees for my child and I also had to take care of my rent because I have a quit notice to leave my house in July. I was actually supposed to swallow the drugs but I was too scared to do so.

First Photos: Beyonce and Kim Kardashian Spotted in Public Together!

Beyonce and Kim Kardashian have officially been spotted in public together for the first time. The two where seen dancing and cheering their men during the Watch the Throne tour stop in Birmingham, UK.

So I hope this officially corrects the notion that both power ladies have any negativity going on between them.