Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snoop Dogg Explains why he Changes Name to "SNOOP LION"

Its official! Snoop Dogg whose real name is Calvin Broadus, Jr., has not only changed his name to "Snoop Lion" but also believes he's Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.

The 40-year-old artist said at a news conference on Monday in New York that he was 'born again' during a visit to Jamaica in February, and is ready to make music that his 'kids and grandparents can listen to.'

"I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion, I didn't know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, 'Snoop Dogg.' And he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion.' From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there."

The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called Reincarnated in the fall. 

Nice one Snoop Lion, but don't know when am going to get used to this new name tho!

Listen to the first single called La La La after cut....

Music Video: Nicki Minaj - "Pound the Alarm"

Nicki Minaj looks colorful in video for “Pound the Alarm,” the fourth single off her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The Young Money diva donned a feathery costume as she paraded through the streets with her fellow Trinidadians in the carnival-themed clip. Press play....

Music Video: Flavour ft. Fally Ipupa – Kwarikwa (Remix)

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Jay-Z is Executive Producing NBA 2K13 Video Game

Jay-Z already owns a stake in the Brooklyn Nets and now he is expanding his empire again, this time combining his love of basketball with 2K Sport’s popular video game franchise.

The rapper announced on Monday that he will serve as executive producer on the forthcoming NBA 2K13 video game, due out on Oct. 2. He also revealed a new trailer for the game on his Life + Times website, featuring narration from Michael Jordan and Jay-Z’s own song “Public Service Announcement.”

The 13th installment in 2K Sport’s series is currently available for pre-order and will be playable on PlayStation, Wii, Xbox 360 and more.

Video: Wizkid & Skales Perform in Canada

Wizkid & Skales recently performed a sold out date in Toronto Canada as part of the EME tour. Check out a video of their live performance below....

Rihanna and Drake Lead Nominations for 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

The superstars and frequent collaborators, earn five nominations including Video of the Year. Rihanna’s “We Found Love” will compete against Drake’s “Take Care,” for which she is a featured guest (MTV only gives the nomination to the lead artist in the category).

Drake’s wild Bar Mitzvah re-enactment in the video for “HYFR” garners him a nomination for Best Hip-Hop Video, while theRihanna-assisted “Take Care” picks up Best Male Video, Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography.

Katy Perry finishes with four nods, while Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, M.I.A., The Throne, and Coldplay trail with three nominations apiece.

The 2012 MTV VMAs will air live on September 6 at 8 p.m. EST from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with performances from Alicia Keys and One Direction.

See a full list of nominations after cut....

Music Video: Brymo “Good Morning”

Brymo has finally released the video for his second single; “Good Morning”.
Directed by Ajefilmwork, Check it out!

Video: Watch Davido Perform “Ekuro” Live For @MsYouTV!

Bank Driver Arrested with 19 ATM Cards and N652,000 Cash

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Dare Oladujoye, a driver with Zenith Bank, for allegedly being in possession of 19 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM cards and the sum of N652, 000 while using the cards to withdraw money from an ATM at Ogba branch of GTB.

The Commissioner of Police for the state police command, Mr. Umar Manko, said as of the time of his arrest, the suspect had withdrawn N652, 000 from the ATM. 

Manko said, “On July 26, 2012, around 8:30pm, there was a distress call that there was commotion at GTB, Ogba branch. On getting there, the suspect was seen with 19 ATM cards. He is an employee of Zenith Bank and we wondered what he was doing with the 19 cards. He was arrested and as of the time of his arrest, he had cashed N652, 000. The matter is under investigation.” The suspect however denied stealing the ATM cards. He said whenever he lent people money, he would collect their ATM cards as collateral and return them after payment.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EFCC Releases First Batch of Fuel Subsidy Fraudsters to be Prosecuted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute the first batch of suspects implicated in the oil subsidy fraud. The suspects, comprising seven oil companies and 11 individuals, will be docked in Lagos courts.

The companies involved are: Nasaman Oil Services; Eternal Oil and Gas Plc; Ontario Oil & Gas Plc; Nadabo Energy Limited; Pacific Silver Line Limited, Axenergy Limited and Fago Petroleum and Gas Limited.
The 11 individuals involved in the scam are: Mamman Nasir Ali; Christian Taylor; Mahmud Tukur; Ochonogor Alex; Walter Wagbatsoma; Adaoha Ugo-Ngadi; Fakuade Babafemi Ebenezer; Ezekiel Olaleye Ejidele; Abubakar Ali Peters; Jude Agube Abalaka,  Abdulahi Alao and Oluwaseun Ogunbanbo.

Ezekiel Olaleye Ejidele is director of the accounting firm, Akintola Williams Deloitte while Fakuade Babafemi Ebenezer is a staff of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulating Agency, PPPRA.

Is Kanye West Planning on Proposing to Kim Kardashian?

So there's this news making rounds that once Kim finalizes her divorce from Kris Humphries, Kanye West will propose to the reality star with his late mother's ring.
Here's how Radar Online is reporting it;
The Gold Digger rapper is then planning to propose to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star once her divorce from Kris Humphries is finalized.  
“Kanye picked out some of Donda’s most expensive pieces, including some diamond earrings and a ruby ring,” a source close to Kanye tells Radar. “He then gave them to a private jeweler friend to make Kim a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.  
“Donda was such an important person in Kanye’s life, he thought the world of her and was devastated when she died. So, he kept all her jewelry as keepsakes - a lot of the pieces were items he bought over the years after he made it as a hip-hop star.  “And now, Kanye has found a woman he respects and loves just as much as his mom, so he wants to share her jewelry collection with Kim.
Well am not surprised and if this turns out to be true, I wonder what Kim K will call this wedding since she already had her fairytale wedding.

Nollywood Actor, Gogo Ombo is Dead

According to NigeriaFilms.com, the actor died on Sunday 22, 2012 with details of his death is still very sketchy. 

The prolific actor acted in both English and Yoruba movies. One of his newest movies was “Dwelling in Bondage” which he starred alongside  Ini Edo, Mike Ezuruonye and others. 

May his soul RIP! Amen.

3,100 Corps Members Redeployed from Violence-Prone States

A total of 3,100 corps members have been redeployed from violence-prone Kano, Gombe and Plateau states as the 2012 Batch ‘B’ orientation camp closing ceremonies took place  across the country on Monday.

One thousand three hundred of the 2,560 corps members posted to Kano sought redeployment while no fewer than 1,000 of the 1,687 deployed in Gombe, and 802 of the 1,750 in Plateau were redeployed to other states.

Speaking in Kano, the state NYSC Coordinator Alhaji Salisu Yakasai, said the corps members insisted on redeployment, despite the heavy security presence in the camp during the three-week orientation programme.

The Coordinator of  the scheme in Plateau, Mr. Maram Mafulul, said in Jos the 802 that sought redeployment included married women, pregnant, nursing mothers and the sick.

Meanwhile, the State governor, Jonah Jang represented by the State Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Lohfa Bako assured the corps members that would stay back of government’s preparedness in conjunction with the military Special Task Force (STF) and other security agencies to ensure the safety of their lives and property throughout their service year is not taken for granted.

Nigeria Wins 4×400 Metres Gold Medal After 12 Years

After 12 years, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially re-awarded Nigeria with the gold medal in the 4×400 metres relay event of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The Nigerian team which was made up of the late Sunday Bada and Jude Monye, Clement Chukwu as well as Enefiok Udo-Ubong were initially given the silver medal, but after a meeting of the IOC’s executive board, Nigeria was elevated as the winners with Jamaica taking silver and the Bahamas winning the bronze medal.

Nigeria takes the gold originally won by the United States, who has been disqualified owing to the late Antonio Pettigrew’s confession, to having taken performance enhancing drugs at the time of the games.
Pettigrew, who committed suicide in 2010, had been disqualified in 2008 from the 4x400m race in Sydney where the United States won gold with a team  which included Michael Johnson.

G.O.O.D. Music to Release 'Cruel Summer' Album in September

The album, which has already spawned the singles “Mercy” and “New God Flow,” will feature appearances from Kanye, Pusha, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, D'Banj, and more.

Video: Rihanna to Appear on Oprah's Next Chapter

The Pop diva sat down with Oprah on her home island of Barbados where it all began to discuss about her journey to becoming one of the biggest stars on the planet.

Am hoping this interview will make her open up about her relationship with Chris Brown, her recent  way of dressing which causes lot of media attention and much more.  Watch a teaser of the episode, which will air on August 19 at 9 p.m. on OWN.

G.O.O.D. Music Covers Complex Magazine, D'Banj Featured on the Inside Page

Kanye WestKid CudiCommonPusha TBig SeanJohn Legend2 Chainz, and Q-Tip all feature on the August/September cover of Complex Magazine.

Incase you were wondering why D'banj isn't on the cover, its simply because the magazine only interviewed seven (Out of 11) of the key players in G.O.O.D.'s roster minus Kanye, who maintained his “no press” policy.

So its no biggie, but our Nigerian Artiste was featured in the inside page with all the G.O.O.D Music Artiste. Check it below after cut....

Mariah Carey Joins American Idol as New Judge

Mariah Carey will be joining "American Idol" as a judge next season replacing Jennifer Lopez. The official announcement was made by FOX on Monday. Mariah will make her debut on the 12th season of “Idol” in January 2013.

Its been reported that Mariah’s contract is worth $18 million for one year, which would make her the highest-paid judge in reality telvision. J.Lo reportedly earned $12 million for her first year on the show.

Five Nigerians Killed After Leaving the Arondizuogu Convention in New York

Five people were killed, including two children in Queens, New York early Sunday when their speeding SUV, swerving after blowing through two red lights, slammed into a concrete pillar, rolled over and burst into flames, police and witnesses said.

The victims had just left a party at the Golden Terrace banquet hall on Atlantic Ave. in Richmond Hill celebrating the conclusion of the two-day annual convention of immigrants from the Nigerian town of Arondizuogu.

The 45-year-old driver, whose name was not released but hails from the Bronx, was barreling east on Atlantic Ave. when she slammed into one of the pillars that support the AirTrain to Kennedy Airport.

Firefighters went to work extricating three victims with the Jaws of Life while simultaneously putting out the engine fire. They pulled two boys, ages 7 and 9, from the rear window of the burning SUV, but a 9-year-old boy died at the scene. An 8-year-old girl who was thrown from the vehicle was found dead on the ground about 10 feet from the SUV.

Monday, July 23, 2012

SSS Invites Pastor Bakare over his Sermon asking President Jonathan to Resign

Nigeria's State Security Service, SSS in Lagos has invited Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare to explain the content of his Sunday sermon asking President Goodluck Jonathan to resign from office.

Pastor Bakare was invited today to meet with the State director of the SSS at its  Shangisha office for 2pm after which he spent an hour and left.

The pastor and political activist yesterday delivered a damning sermon titled: "How To Change Government Peacefully And Make Society Better".

Photos: Residents of Makoko Protest to Governor Fashola at the Secretariat

The Egun Community, which lives on the Lagos lagoon that is currently being demolished by the State Government, today trooped out to the Governor’s office at Alausa to protest their displacement and the demolition of their wooden shacks on the Makoko stilt.

Addressing the community, Governor Babatunde Fashola said that some individuals, whom he did not identify, are benefiting from the sufferings of the residents as they live on the water, and are receiving grants from international charities and funding bodies.

He told the age long water-float residents that occupants of the demolished areas on water are largely people from Cameroun, Republic of Benin and Togo. 

The Governor, after condoling with the Baale, Steven Ajih, over the killing by a policeman of his Assistant Timothy Azinpono two days ago, did not say what his administration is doing to bring the killer policeman to book, but he opened his doors to a conversation with the Baale on the boundaries of the demolition exercise on the waterfront.

New Video: Darey - Sisi Eko Remix Ft. Flavour

Twilight, Vampire Diaries and More Win Big at the Teen Choice Awards 2012

Twilight: Leather-clad Kristen Stewart was joined by Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson to accept the Ultimate Choice award onstage during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre It's a hit: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and singer Kat Graham pose with their surf board gong
Floaty in white: Taylor Swift swept the board at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles tonight, winning five gongs Everybody's surfing now: Zac Efron looked happy with his award
The Teen Choice Awards handed out dozens of honors Sunday night in the form of surfboard trophies. The 14th annual event, held at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, honored stars in film, TV and music.
Check out the complete list of winners below:
Ultimate Choice: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Choice Movie, Romance: Twilight, Breaking Dawn, Part One
Choice Movie Actor, Drama: Zac Efron
Choice Movie Actor, Romance: Zac Efron
Choice Movie Actress, Romance: Kristen Stewart
Choice Movie, Comedy: 21 Jump Street
Choice Movie Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Jennifer Lawrence
Choice Movie Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Josh Hutcherson
Choice Summer Female Movie Star: Kristen Stewart

Federal Government to Pay Pregnant Women N5000 for Antenatal

The Federal Government has concluded plans to pay women who attend antenatal clinics the sum of N5,000 as part of efforts to tackle the menace of maternal mortality.
The plan would be executed as part of the Midwifery Service Scheme (MSS) introduced in 2010.
The Director, Primary Health Care System Development with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Abdullahi Mohammed, disclosed the conclusion of payment plan in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him,  government budgeted N15 billion for Maternal and Child Health Care from the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
He added that part of the money would also be used to employ additional 2,000 midwives for the MSS.
Mohammed said the payment plan was designed to assist women to address the demand side constraints of maternal health.

The Teen Choice Awards 2012: Red Carpet Photos

Futuristic frock: Demi Lovato, who is hosting the awards show, looked stunning in canary and silverPretty in pink: Selena Gomez looked stunning in her slinky pink dress and cream sandals while her beau Justin Bieber kept things casualNice and naughty: Taylor Swift (L) chose a Grecian style dress while Nikki Reed took the plunge in blackFollowing suit: As Lea shimmered in silver, Nina Dobrev revealed her figure in a split teal dress
        Demi Lovato              Selena Gomez            Taylor Swift                  Nina Dobrev 

Pretty in pink: Selena Gomez looked stunning in her slinky pink dress and cream sandals while her beau Justin Bieber kept things casualSister act: Kendall (L) Jenner went for gothic glamour while Kylie opted for a short and sweet dressPins on parade: Selena Gomez (L) and Lea Michele both showed off their enviable legs at the Teen Choice Awards
          Justin Bieber                            Kendall & Kylie Jenner                    Lea Michele

Short and sweet: Jordin Sparks (L) and Miranda Cosgrove also decided to show off their slender pinsNice and naughty: Taylor Swift (L) chose a Grecian style dress while Nikki Reed took the plunge in blackProm princesses: Hayden Panettiere (L) sparkled in a pink frock and matching shoes while Zooey Deschanel chose cobalt bluePop stars: (L-R) Carly Rae Jepsen, Rebecca Black and JoJo all strutted their stuff on the red carpet
            Jordin Sparks                 Nikki Reed             Hayden Panettiere             JoJo

Short and sweet: Jordin Sparks (L) and Miranda Cosgrove also decided to show off their slender pinsShady ladies: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi looked loved up and both sported sunglasses to the bashA bit of shimmer: and Cat Deeley shone as brightly as the sun
    Miranda Cosgrove        Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi               Cat Deeley

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Photos: Meet the Many Men Kim Kardashian has Married and Dated

Recently, the identity of Kim Kardashian's first love and the man she lost her virginity to was revealed so I became curious and decided to look back at the star's past relationships.

Check out Kim Kardashian's Roll Call: 

She got married for the first time at the age of 20 to record producer Damon Thomas in 2000. The marriage ended 2004 with Kardashian claiming he physically and mentally abused her. 

She met Ray J after the divorce, while she worked as a stylist for his sister Brandy. Their relationship lasted for about three years after a sex tape of them was leaked in February 2007. After much back-and-forth, Kardashian eventually settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million months later. The tape became the company's highest-selling X-rated video. 

Meet the Guy Who Disvirgined Kim Kadashian at 14 Years Old

Last month Kim Kardashain revealed in an interview with Oprah that she went on birth control at the tender age of 14 because she wanted to lose her virginity to her boyfriend of two years.
In a new tell-all book, Malibu Nanny: The True Adventures of the Former Kardashian Nanny? by the Kardashian's nanny, Pam Behan, who worked for the family from 1991 - 1996, they revealed that the boyfriend in question was Michael Jackson's nephew TJ Jackson (Tito Joe Jackson).
Behn claims that Kim had a teenage relationship with the son of Michael's older brother Tito.

Photos: Sylvester Stallone’s Son, Sage Finally Laid to Rest

Tragedy: Sage died of a suspected drug overdose at the age of 36, last weekArrangements: Large flowers were seen carried out of the church following the service
Procession: The hearse was earlier seen arriving at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, Los Angeles this morning, where the funeral took place
Family and friends mourned the son of movie star Sylvester Stallone at a private funeral held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, Los Angeles on Saturday.

Hollywood star, Stallone who is said to be grief stricken by Sage’s death, released an emotional statement earlier this week, talking about his 'agonising' loss.

He said: 'When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain... This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. Sage was our first child and the centre of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory in full left in peace.'

Sylvester's ex-wife and Sage's mother Sasha Czack, his current wife Jennifer Flavin, younger brother Frank and longtime friend and attorney Marty Singer were also in attendance at the funeral.

More photos after cut....