Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Doctor Bello; A must-watch Movie

                                

DOCTOR BELLO

Everyone is talking about the revolutionary collaboration between Hollywood and Nollywood with Doctor Bello, starring A-list Nollywood stars, including Genevieve Nnaji and Stephanie Okereke and several Hollywood stars, including Isaiah Washington, best known for Grey’s Anatomy; Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill and Independence Day, among many others); and Jimmy Jean-Louis (the NBC series Heroes).


“My aim is to introduce Africa to America and to Americans and to introduce Americans to Africans.” Director Tony Abulu

‘I Want To Win A Grammy’ Capital F.E.M.I

                              


His calm persona blends with his voice and style of music, but his dreams and passion for the R&B genre are far from gentle.

In this interview, ‘Femi Adeyinka, otherwise called Capital F.E.M.I speaks about his start in the industry, his love for R&B, and his plans to stay true to it for as long as possible.


Let us into your background and when music came into the picture.

My birth name is Olufemi Oladipupo Adeyinka. I’m from Ogun State, Abeokuta, but I was born in Lagos and raised in the States from a very young age. My dad is an ex-pilot, and that was at the time when Nigeria had only 25 pilots. As for music, I started as a dancer and didn’t take music seriously until I got into college. I joined a group called Repertoire. I later joined another group, Forthcoming, and then things turned around. We were at that time the best group in the area. The group later broke up, as everybody turned to different things, but I chose to continue with music.

What was responsible for your decision to go into music?

Love for it. The way it makes you feel. Most times, we choose to do things because we love it. I think there are certain things we do well, and when you find such things, why not make something out of it. So, it was because of the love for it and I believe this is what God has called me to do.

How did your parents react to your decision?

When I decided to go into it full time, one of the biggest fear I had was my parents. I thought ‘my dad didn’t send me to America to be a singer.’ Another fear was if I could really do this, because it is not an easy thing, but I thank God I overcame all these things. My dad was not for it in the beginning. He was bent on me finishing my studies, but now he’s my number one fan. He has critiqued the album and even suggests which song I should be pushing, As for my mum, she is easy. She was like, if this is what you want to do, you have to do it well.

Before you left for Nigeria in 2009, were you worried your music may not be accepted in the country?

I came to Nigeria with an open mind, a case of ‘either I stay or I don’t,’ so I wasn’t really scared. I think having such a mind makes things easier. I didn’t have any expectations and I didn’t come with a desperate mind either. I came in with a determination not to compromise myself. Also, before I came, the likes of my brother, Gbenga Adeyinka and my cousin, Jide Akindele already assured me there was room for my music, and to God be the glory, this is just the beginning and not even the tip of the ice berg.

Chelsea fires coach Roberto Di Matteon after defeat

                                
Following the Chelsea defeat by Juventus yesterday, Chelsea this morning fired its coach after another loss in the Champions League. 

Full statement on Roberto Di Matteo's exit below...

Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with Manager Roberto Di Matteo.
The team's recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the Board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.

The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions. Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts.

Happy Birthday Nadia Buari

                                                  Nadia Buari Birthday Na

Nadia was born in Takoradi to Alhaji Sidiku Buari and Hajia Buari.
She attended the University of Ghana, Legon,  where she graduated with a BFA degree.
Her first movie  appeared was Mummy's Daughter. Some of her other movies are Beyonce: The President’s Daughter, Chelsea, Beauty and the Beast, My Last Ambition, Beyonce & Rihanna, and Wicked Intentions.
She has been nominated twice for the AMAA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Happy Birthday!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Meet Miss Ghana 2012- Carranzer Naa Okailey Shooter

     

Carranzer Naa Okailey Shooter, 22 has been crowned Miss Ghana 2012.

Shooter is medical student of the University of Ghana, beat 17 other gorgeous ladies to win the coveted title with Nadia Ntanhu and Jennifer Aku Annan coming in second and third respectively.
All three winners were given luxurious cars from Hyundai. While Shooter gets to keep her car, the two runners-up will only use theirs officially for a year.

Shooter will represent Ghana at next Miss World contest, to be held next year in Indonesia.

More photos after the cut

Tiwa Savage & Basketmouth to host the NMVA 2012

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The 2012 edition of the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) will hold on December 20, 2012.
The awards will take place in the exhibition hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites and will be hosted by singer Tiwa Savage and comedian Basketmouth, according to the organizers.
19 awards are up for grabs, with each category having five nominees each. Check out the full list below.

BEST AFRO HIP HOP

Dona Diva – Shut Up
NEATO C – Tony Montana Remix
Sauce Kid/Sinzu – Carolina
Uzikendu – Osiso
Vector – Angeli

BEST R&B

Burna Boy – Like to Party
D’beat – Oyoyo
DIPP – Rock your body
Jeffery – Tona Tona
Timi Dakolo – Love Song

BEST AFRO POP

Brymo – Ara
Chidinma – Kedike
JJC – African Skank
P-square – Beautiful Onyinye
Shank – Ghetto

New Music: Banky W drops two new singles.

                                        

Banky is back with two new hot Singles, 'Yes/No' and 'Good Good loving'...
Click HERE to listen to Good Good Loving, and HERE for 'Yes/No'
Enjoy!!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Yoko Ono : The widow of John Lennon has been announced as director of Meltdown festival

The artist, peace activist and singer Yoko Ono
The artist, peace activist and singer Yoko Ono
The artist and musician Yoko Ono has been announced as director of the Southbank Centre's yearly Meltdown festival.

Ono, who turns 80 next year, will be working on the festival's 20th anniversary year.

Ono said: “I am deeply honoured to curate the world-famous Meltdown Festival. In doing so I am aware of the great tradition of experimentalism mixed with classicism that has made the festival such an enduring part of the British arts landscape."

Thursday, November 08, 2012

New Video: Timi Dakolo- Great Nation


Timi Dakolo releases the video to his track ‘Great Nation‘, a song that will tug at your heart strings. In a time where the nation is going through hard times, this song is nothing short of inspiring.
It is songs and videos like these that will help remind us that we can still make a change.... truly inspiring. Enjoy!

WIMBIZ : 2012 conference kicks off today

                            

Ladies! Do you have what it takes to be a winner? Come and find out at this year’s WimBiz Annual Conference. The edition for this edition is “Wellbeing, Workplace & Wealth…Women, Working & Winning”

The 2012 WIMBIZ Conference Kicks Off Today! Speaker List – Omobola Johnson, Wole Soyinka, Aliko Dangote & Hakeem Belo-Osagie 

The keynote speaker is Wole Soyinka and the Conference Chair is Evelyn Oputu the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry). Other speakers at the conference include Hon. Minister for Information Technology - Omobola Johnson, Hakeem Belo-Osagie and Aliko Dangote.

Date: November 8th & 9th 2012
Time: 8AM – 5PM
Venue: Harbour Point, Wilmot Point Road, Victoria Island, Lagos
Registration Fee : N55,000

There are special discounts available for ladies between the ages of 25 and 30
Visit www.wimbiz.org | Call 0803 494 6249 / 0817 158 2840





Victoria's SecretShow:Rihanna doing what she does best at the VS Fashion show (photos)

                    Holding her own: Rihanna could clearly have been an Angel, had her international pop career not panned out  Diamonds: Rihanna sang around the gemstone but chose pearls to wear tonight
                 Yin and yang: Rihanna showed off her naughty and nice sides via costume choices  Yin and yang: Rihanna showed off her naughty and nice sides via costume choices  Dramatic: Rihanna's black outfit had a gothic feel to it
The 24-year-old beauty strutted herself at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday night and held her own against VS genetically blessed Angels.
More Photos after the cut

Rape Escape: 21 Year Old UNILAG Student “Jumps from Third Floor of 1004″ to Escape Rape by Facebook Friend

When will these young ladies learn? Read full story below...

Report:

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is reporting that a 21 Year OldUniversity of Lagos student was “allegedly pushed down from the third floor of the multi-storey building in Lagos, following a disagreement with a man she met on the social network, Facebook” while the CSP Fayoade Adegoke, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Bar Beach, Victoria Island where the incident was reported, confirms that in the official police report, the victim alleges that she jumped from the third floor to escape being raped.

The victim “sustained multiple injuries, including a pelvis fracture, and was undergoing surgery at the General Hospital, Marina, Lagos, on Tuesday.“

“She met the young man through the social media, barely a week before the Nov. 1 incident.
She told NAN that the 26-year-old man (names withheld) last Wednesday invited her to a night club in Apapa from where they ended up in his family home at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
She noted that the young man had earlier talked about sex on phone prior to the outing but she told him she was menstruating.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Fashion Designer, Remi Lagos loses battle to cancer

                                  Remi Lagos collection at Africa Fashion Week London 2012

The Nigerian Fashion industry has lost a gem as fashion designer and icon, Remi Osholake of the popular fashion House Remi Lagos, lost her battle to uterine cancer. The designer passed on shortly after undergoing surgery in a London hospital. The designer was just 51 years at the time of her death. She is survived by a sister, Adetomi Osholake.

Remi Lagos was one of Nigeria’s pioneer designers and was one of the first to pave the way for the recognition and subsequent bloom of the Nigerian fashion industry. Her designs have graced runways all over the world. She will be sorely missed.

source:Pulse

D’Banj Wins Best African Act At MOBO 2012 Awards

                                   D'banj

D’Banj won the coveted award for Best African Act at the Mobo 2012 Awards yesterday at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK, where the awards ceremony was held. He beat other African acts like Fatoumata Diawara, The Very Best, Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla and Amadou Mariam.
He lost to Wizkid last year after being nominated. 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Nollywood : Generates N126bn, Ranks Third In The World

Managing director of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) Robert Orya
We are going higher o! :) Nollywood is not doing bad at all. Though some people often question the content of its movies. But we can only getting better with time, some of the scripts are well written and directed. 3rd place in the world is not too shabby! :)

Report
Nigeria’s film industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, has reportedly generated about N126.4bn ($800m) in the last three years, making it the third highest revenue earner in the world.
According to the managing director of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) Robert Orya, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest movie producer, with a consistent production of over 2,400 yearly titles in the past three years – 2,408, 2,514 and 2,621 in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively. Data compiled in 2011 by the Nigerian Film and Videos Census Board (NFVCB) indicated that 1,743 movies were registered and 1,234 approved. Meanwhile, movies produced in 2012 were forty-four percent English, thirty one percent Yoruba, 24 percent Hausa and 1 percent Igbo.

Fresh Music: Dee Moneey ft Shaydee - 'Don't Say No'


                                      

Fast-rising Hip-Hop artist and performer DEE MONEEY has released his new single titled “Don’t Say No”. Produced by award-winning producer Gafacci and featuring E.M.E Records’ very own Shaydee.

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Terry G 'Ginger Master' welcomes baby boy with fiance

                                           

Agbako master Terry G is a proud father as his UK based fiancee, Mimi Omoregbe has given birth to a baby boy in the UK.

Although Mimi and Terry G are not yet married some reports have it that the Gingah master secretly carried out a traditional wedding with Mimi. It is however a story that neither Terry G nor his management confirms or denies.

Terry G emerged in the music scene back in 2008 and released his debut 'Free Me' the following year. After a series of features and production for artistes, he rose to fame with the release of the hit single 'Free madness' off the 'Ginjah ur swaggah season 1 album.

He recently released his third album 'Terry Gzuz' under his TGP Entertainment label.

Source:Vanguard

Flogging of PHCN staff: Electricity workers vow to go on strike

Flogging of PHCN staff: Electricity workers vow to go on strike

I am still struggling to believe this. How does this even happen? why?.. inshort, read and share your thoughts.

Report
UNLESS Governor Magatakada Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State tenders an unreserved apology for allegedly flogging members of staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), electricity workers in the North-West zone have threatened to go on strike. The workers specifically asked the people of the state to hold their governor responsible for any eventuality.

They said, in a statement, that the one-week ultimatum given to the governor had expired without him tendering the apology, prompting their union to ask its members to embark on strike if the governor fails to pay compensation and tender an open apology for his action.

The electricity workers in the North-West Zone had given a seven-day ultimatum to the governor within which to apologise for allegedly flogging officials of the PHCN in his office.

The electricity workers accused Wamakko of personally whipping Mr Moses Osigwe, Business Manager of Gwiwa Business Unit of PHCN, and two other staffers, Mallam Isyaku Daura, Officer II (Electrical) and Nuruddeen Mohammed, Staff l (Lines), after accusing them of being responsible for the failure of two SMVA transformers serving his hometown, Wamakko.

XFactor: The Top 12

           


Girls Under 25
Bella
Angel
Boys Under 25
Adil
Jason
Over 25s
Samantha
Justin
Groups
Boy Band (name tbc)
Fourtunate
What About Tonight

Alleged $15m Ibori bribery scam: I will open can of worms -Edwin Clark

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Report:

THE controversy over the alleged $15 million bribery scam involving former governor of Delta State, James Ibori and former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has assumed a new twist, following threats by Pa Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, to expose corruption in EFCC.

The Ijaw leader said heads must roll in the EFCC on the manner it had been handling high profile cases of corruption such that alleged corrupt individuals were not allowed to face prosecution after being investigated.

Clark, who addressed the media on Thursday, said he was prepared to testify against the EFCC on issues surrounding the alleged $15 million bribe and the attempt by the EFCC to unlawfully take custody of the said sum.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Aishwarya Rai: Happy Birthday!!

       
                                   

I remember the first time I saw her photo, I thought... this woman can't be real... She is just too beautiful. And then she went on to be named one of the most beautiful women in the world. She's simply breath-taking.
Drop your comments and birthday wishes for Aishwarya. :)

Fashola Presents N479bn Budget for 2013

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REPORT
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Wednesday presented a budget proposal of N497.277 billion to the state House of Assembly for the 2013 fiscal year.

The budget, comprising capital expenditure of N268.364 billion and recurrent figure of N139.173 billion exceeds the 2012 by 1.08 per cent.

Kim K: In leather and lace, always on point

                           Tight fit: Kim squeezed herself into form-fitting leather trousers and a heavily embroidered black lace top, which exposed her bra underneath Making a meal of it: Kim Kardashian stepped out with boyfriend Kanye West in Miami on Wednesday for a double date dinner with sister Kourtney and Scott Disick and wore a frightful leather and lace outfit

She always looks good :)