Star actress, Uche Iwuji Has found a new lover after dumping her former lover on account that he did not have the resources take care of her.
The new lover is the buzz scooped Egberi Daddy 1 of Bayelsa State, Timaya. The yeast at our disposal revealed that the fair-skinned actress and the hip hop crooner Timaya were spotted together at an event in Oregun, Ikeja recently.
The winners are :
Most popular nigeria musc in d europe - jjc we are africans
Best use of animation - tunde and wunmi obe awalaku sibe
Best indigenous concept in nigeria - kefee Thank God
Best video by a new artiste - solid star one in a million girl
Best highlife video - J martins Iva
Best fuji video - Dekunle fuji olufunmilayo
Best gospel video - KSB turn me around
Best afro beat video - Fela
Best mainstream hiphop video - bouqui Runaway
Best contemporary afro video - sound sultan 2010
Best dance hall video - general pype champion
Best new director - Frizzle for Nikki llaoye video Takasufe
Best Editor - clarence peters
Best producer - kennis music
Best cinematography - tosin igho for ibiyemi don't leave me
Best afro hip hop video - Raw Nwamme
Best use of choreography - Dipp popa selecta
Best afro pop video - tuface implication
Best use of costume - goldie u know it video
Best soft rock - djinee overkilling video
Best r n b video - banky w strong thing
Best use of effect - Dipp pop off selecta
LAGOS (a backronym for Learnin’ And Grindin’ On Streets) dropped his “LAGOS Wuz Ere” mixtape yesterday and the tracks are on point.
The mixtape basically signifies his journey so far and he is already working on his début album which has a working title of “Critically Acclaimed” and should drop in the first half of next year.
Come watch and listen to your favorite celebrities read off their favorite literature/book (with special focus on HIV/AIDS) alongside invited authors! Guests include Segun Odegbami, Essence, Chude Jideonwo, Modele, Tosin Otitoju and Myne Whitman. Live Musical performances by: Christine Ben-Ameh, Eleri, Jodie and Bukola
Date: Saturday 27 November 2010 Time: 3PM to 6PM Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
With the aim to “rejuvenate the culture of theatre in Nigeria”, Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) will be staging the play “Iya-Ile” in Lagos this weekend. This play is written by a young and talented playwright, Oladipo Agboluaje and is set in Lagos State in the 1980s. IYA-ILE will make you laugh and think… One not to be missed!
Dates, Venues & Times
Friday November 26 2010
Doors Open at 5.30PM
Cocktail Reception at 6PM
Regular Ticket: N5, 000
Box Ticket: N10,000 Saturday November 27 2010
National Theatre – Cinema Hall 2
Regular Ticket: N2,500
Student/NYSC (with ID Card): N1,500
Sunday November 28 2010
National Theatre – Cinema Hall 2
Time: 2PM & 4PM
Regular Ticket: N2,500
Student/NYSC (with ID Card): N1,500
Ticket Outlets & Information
The Hub Media Store – The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki
www.naira.com – Online ticket purchase
Silverbird Galleria – Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island
Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, The Experience is an Interdenominational Gospel concert that features some of the best-known musical talents of our time. The Event, which debuted in December 2006 with over 70,000 persons in attendance rapidly gained momentum at its second outing with a quantum leap in attendance of well over 250,000 people! With last year’s unprecedented crowd estimated at 500,000, The Experience has now become known as the largest musical concert in Africa.
Artistes to perform this year are DON MOEN, PANAM PERCY PAUL, PAPA SAN, MARY MARY, JUDY JACOBS, FRED HAMMOND , RON KENOLY, ISREAL HOUGHTON, MIKE AREMU, SAMMY OKPOSO, MICAH STAMPLEY AND MANY MORE.
DATE: DECEMBER 03, 2010
VENUE: TAFAWA BALEWA SQUARE, LAGOS ISLAND
TIME: 7PM TILL DAWN AND IT FREEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two female lawyers, Ngozi Wilson and Phil Mpamugo, threw decency to the winds yesterday as they engaged in a physical fight in the full glare of litigants at the Ejigbo Magistrate Court in Lagos.
The fight, which resulted in both exchanging words and blows, lasted for 25 minutes before the Magistrate, Mrs. M.B. Folami, intervened and brought the situation under control.
However, Ngozi, who claimed that Phil was a junior lawyer and had assaulted her, went to Ejigbo Police Station and reported that she was slapped three times by Phil.
The police in return came to the court and invited Phil to the station where she denied of assaulting Ngozi, but acknowledged that they exchanged words.
Phil was granted bail on self recognition and asked to report back at the police station while the investigation continued.
The cause of the fight, P.M. NEWS learnt, was the struggle to render legal service to a client who was brought to court.
Phil had accused Ngozi of snatching her client and facilitated their bail. This resulted into an argument and later a fight in the court.
The magistrate, however, admonished the two counsels for bringing the profession into disrepute and warned them to desist from such act.
When P.M. NEWS visited Ejigbo Police Station, a source in the station confirmed the incident, saying that Ngozi actually reported the matter but the police has commenced investigation on the matter.
She is stepping up in her acting career and she has also been cleaning out big time. The sexy actress has been making a fortune from mouth watering endorsement deals. She is the ambassador of telecommunication company GLOBACOM in Ghana. She has a deal with top International IT company as the face of the company. She also has a good deal with a company that produces a range of skin cares and beauty products UB.
Jackie just sealed yet another mouth watering endorsement deal with a perfume company, Classy. The deal is worth a fortune and it got jackie smiling to the banks.
The MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel takes place on Saturday 11 December 2010 and will broadcast on MTV base (DStv Channel 322), MTV platforms around the world and partner TV stations from 18 December 2010.
As the countdown begins to the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), four more awesome artists have been
added to the performer roster for Africa’s most exciting music event.
USA hip hop star Rick Ross, Kenya’s P-Unit, South Africa’s Jozi and Nigeria’s Wande Coal will join previously announced performers DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast), 2FACE (Nigeria), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Banky W
(Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Teargas (South Africa) and Cabo Snoop (Angola).
Visiting Africa for the first time to take part in the 11 December spectacular, US rapper Rick Ross has been described by the New York Times as “one of rap’s most potent and creative forces”. Making their first appearance at the MAMAs, Best Group contenders P-Unit are going head to head against Uganda’s Radio & Weasle, SouthAfrica’s Teargas and multiple MAMA winners and Nigerian music phenomenon, P-Square. As well as performing at the 2010 show, former MAMA winners Jozi are also nominated in the Artist of the Year category, where they are pitched against 2FACE, P-Square and Fally Ipupa. Wande Coal faces a tough race in the Best Anglophone category, where Ghana’s Sarkodie, Kenya’s Daddy Owen and South Africa’s Biz Nuz are also in the running.
The MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 is sponsored by Airtel in association with MasterCard. Arik Air is the official airline partner of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel.
He is naija's most controversial and talented Nigerian artiste, one of the pioneers of good music, dropped his new single "Lets make a video"(Blackberry) Ft Muno, yesterday. The promo cds are out in stores near u and its freee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grab a copy now.
Rap Battle Lords 2. Special guest star Terry Tha Rapman. Featuring rap battles, autograph signing, photo sessions, album sales and breath taking performances. Date: November 28 2010, Venue: Q Club, Allen Avenue opp. Oshopey plaza. Time: 5pm. Brought to you by Rock Worl...d Entertainment in conjunction with Q club and proudly supported by Tripz magazine, Naija 2 D Core, Nigezie. Boiz r not smilin'
THE WINNERS ARE: Best Male Video – Banky W for ‘Strong thing’ Best Female Video – Goldie for ‘You Know it’ Ft. Eldee Best Special Effects – Djinee Best Editing – PSquare Best Cinematography – Teargas Best Hip Hop Video – Jozi Best Pop Video – 2Face Best Collaboration in a Music Video – Sarkodie Discovery of the Year – JR Best Video – Banky W Viewers Choice – Buffalo Souljah Hit Producer Of The Year – Sossick for Da Grin’s Pon Pon Best Western – 2face Best Eastern – Wahu Best Central – Fally Ipupa Soundcity Fresh Video – Tania Tome
One of the finest rapper of all time TERRY THA RAPMAN launched his album on Saturday 13th at club 10. Friends, fans and colleagues in the entertainment industry came to celebrate with him like Sound sultan , Rooftop mcs, ill bliss, Sage, Noble Igwe, Bayo omisore , kefee, the BOIZ ARE NOT SMILING CREW, Fecko, Osagz, S.Dot, Lil H, Skales, M trill, d Crow and many more. Here are some of the pictures:
They already have a chain of retail stores, fragrance, sunless tanning line as well as three reality shows, now they are plugging their very own MasterCard. The Kardashian prepaid debit MasterCard costs $99.95 for a year and $59.95 for six months.
I understand buying fragrance, clothes etc from them but a MasterCard? Will Americans pay to use their card?
Still riding on his successful exploits in the 2009 edition of musical reality show, MTN Project Fame West Africa, Mike Anyasodor, has been nominated for four categories in the Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) and the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) respectively.
The R&B songster stormed the Nigerian music scene with some hit tracks and a captivating video from his yet-to-be released album, which has earned him nomination for the awards of Best R&B Video and Discovery of the Year in the SMVA as well as Best R&B Video and Best Video by New Artiste in the NMVA.
The video, Fine Fine Lady, directed by Clarence Peters of Capital Hills Records, has been enjoying massive air play on local and satellite TV stations across Africa and has been regarded by the organisers of both awards as one of the finest musical revelations of 2010.
Mike, who was obviously delighted with his multiple nominations, said it is the beginning of good things to come and a very good way to start a music career after the nurturing experience of the MTN Project Fame Academy.
“I am extremely excited because I did not expect a nomination, not to talk of four nominations from two different awards. I did what I had to do as an artiste. I put my best in my songs as well as the video so that my fans can enjoy my music and be happy. But with these nominations, it shows that Nigerians are really appreciating my work.”
He is optimistic of winning the awards, promising that his fans would enjoy more of his works.
“Everything is in God’s hands but I believe I will win. Whichever way it goes, I appreciate the fact that I am being nominated,” he said.
Mike’s exploit in the Nigerian entertainment industry is a justification of the values acquired from the MTN Project Fame Academy. Other products of the reality show, Season 1 winner, Inyanya Mbuk, Praise Adejoh, Tomiwa Sangonuga and Anis Hallowey, have also been enjoying massive rave in the entertainment scene, with new entrants, Chidinma Ekile, Kesse Frimpong and Tolu Adesina.
If you all agree with me, Young Nigerians in the entertainment industry and beyond are doing well in their fields. Here are the selected few most Nigerians recognize in the industry. .
1 Jon Ogah – 19
Right from the beginning, Jon Ogah impressed me. No one can fault the conclusion that he is the most important among all these young people under 20 who are shaping the future of Nigeria. There are people, younger people, who sing better than him, but Jon won Naija Sings last year when he was 18. He is our spooky tour guide through a world of fame at young age, as he became a household name and quickly moved to Arizona State University to study Medicine. Unconsciously, the $100,000 USD musical prodigy has become dear to our hearts. His debut single, Gbedu, in which he features female rapper, Sasha, topped charts and was widely viewed on YouTube. So, while in the country recently to promote his new single, Tonight, which has been favourably received by fans and critics alike, we met up to talk about his career and vision. His style in Tonight has been likened to that of Wande Coal and the tone of the rhythm mooring with Omawunmi’s Today na Today. But in all, Jon has taken us to an arena of bliss with his sonorous voice and good looks.
2 Wizkid Ayo Balogun – 18
Wizkid is like a virus and his influence is an unconscious effect. He is leading a generation of muscular stars with a unique style. Anyone would be forgiven for saying that so much attention is being paid to him, because of his ‘relationship’ with Banky W, which is not bad anyway, but the truth is, Wizkid has a life of his own. Infact, he is a big force to reckon with and he could be tagged the heavyweight champion of the new hip hop generation, punching at his age. Currently a student of Lead City University, Wizkid’s performance is electrifying and his vocals, amazing.
3 Chibundu Onuzo – 19
She is not a musician, she’s a writer. And she’s not only a writer. Her appearance on CNN introduced her to me and since then, she has charmed me. She has catapulted herself to fame for her first book, The Spider King’s Daughter, which has been bought by one of UK’s finest publishing houses, Faber. I hope I get charmed by this book that gets released by the Summer of 2011. For her tale has inspired a lot; Chibundu Onuzo grew up in Lagos. She’s the youngest of four children to doctor parents; she moved to the UK four years ago and is in her first year at King’s College London studying History.
4 Sheifunmi – 19
SheiFunmi is a one-off: an independent-minded blogger, who calls himself a ‘gossip-journalist’, but he really doesn’t gossip. Infact, he has gone on to promote Nigerian and US musical artistes on his website, through series of interviews with celebrities and entertainment gurus. He has forged a strong and happy working relationship with Hollywood, as he is based in the United States of America. However you may want to put it, online, he is more popular than his contemporaries. But one thing remains, most celebrities don’t like him; still he gets to interview them, which shows a lot of commitment, determination and strong-will.
5 MoCheddah – 20
This lousy ranking of MoCheddah as number 5, just goes to show that it’s quality, not quantity that counts. She is sexy and speaks softly like a child, but that is not all. Her single, If You Want Me stole my heart and is on replay on my laptop. Sometimes I don’t understand what she sings, but as music beats to the heart, MoCheddah is my sweetheart and that goes to show how much I see her as a recluse. I actually went to meet her in person, specifically to know her age, which she quickly replied to: “I’m 20.” She is a fabled figure indeed, having released a debut album, Franchise Celebrity which fans love and critics are waiting to tear apart. But then, she is the beauty of the new generation and she is the reason why I believe that young female musicians can hold our breaths.
6 Eromo Egbejule – 19
The most accomplished among all of them and one of the most respected young creative people today – by me. An introvert, a brilliant graphic designer and an engaging writer, Eromo Egbejule organized the “Nsukka Book Trek” in 2009 that preceded the 11th Lagos Book and Art Festival. His simplicity reflects in what he does, as he is a final year student of Bioresources Engineering at the University of Nigeria. He has done investigative journalism for the Guardian during the Nsukka Riot in January. His writings could be found online, as they are scathingly funny and straight from the heart.
7 Noble Ezeala – 19
Noble is the ‘gossip blogger.’ His criticism of the Nigerian entertainment industry is, at once, annoyingly harsh, and humourous. Infact, he has a very investigative eye which could be described as the best. Very nosy about what is happening in Nigeria, while a student at College Park, Baltimore in the US, Noble has the gift of the gods, as he has a compelling way of keeping the readers wanting more of what he has to ‘gossip’ about. Truth is, he doesn’t call himself a ‘gossip’, but we know it is what he does, as he has actually got annoyed with what Ini Edo wore to a party and wasn’t impressed with one of the videos of Wande Coal.
8 Adebayo Oke-Lawal- 19
One of the least well-known designers in Nigeria, maybe, because he’s young? Well, now that he’s the Creative Director of Onyx & Pearl, ‘Bayo, (this is what most people call him) can’t get onto the red carpet and you won’t notice him. Intelligent, focused, geeky as well and amazingly Bohemian in dressing, he has clothed fellow young celebrities, like Jon Ogah and MoCheddah and works at one of the city’s top artsy joints, LifeHouse. He doesn’t talk much, but he does much. He has his eyes set on conquering the world, as he has just graduated from university and is ready to break records with his designs. Still, a lot of people consider his designs as childish, but come to think of it, they are on their way to stardom, like LaQuan Smith was, a few years ago. So, it’s about time we embrace him and say to him, ‘Young man, you are great!’
9 Chizitere Ojiaka – 20
No one on this list travels more than she does. And no one can fault that conclusion too. From Paris to Frankfurt to Venice to New York to Maryland to Lagos to Nsukka and to where angels fear to tread, Chizitere Ojiaka is fearless. She has created a distinctive way of connecting with people. At 20, she is an artiste manager, publicist and final year student of economics at the University of Nigeria and has done investigative reports for newspapers and written for magazines, both at home and abroad. Her images of the Nsukka Riot made the front pages of the Guardian in January. She has been interviewed by Financial Times (London) by famous Kenyan writer, Parselelo Kantai and heads a media organization. Her book on war is already inducing shudders. But the thing is, can she for once sit down and finish it?
10 Mervis Ifeoma Emelife – 19
She is not just sexy, she is calm and reserved. A writer, poet and motivational speaker, she deserves to be known. She founded Young Visionaries Initiative of Nigeria (which is a youth based organization that focuses on changing the negative mindset that most young people have about their purpose in life, education, success and corruption). Sounds didactic, yes? Well, in 2008, a documentary of her life as a Nigerian teenager was aired by ChannelOne News in New York to about six million students in the US via 24/17 TV. Currently a student of Mass Communication at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, she is the editor of a magazine in Lagos. Earlier this year, she travelled to the ancient city of Addis Ababa to present a paper on ‘Young People and Stigmatization of People Living with HIV/AIDS’ at the 4th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights.
Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the performers for this year's edition of the popular Star Megajam Concert. The organizers announced today, during a brief press event, that R&B superstar, R.Kelly, will headline this year's show, alongside Nigerian stars; Timaya, 9ice, Psquare, Mohits Crew, MI, Dbanj and KC Presh. Past winners of NB talent hunt STAR Quest are also on the bill.This will be R.Kelly's second visit to Nigeria. Last year, he made his first trip to the country when he featured on the Thisday Music Festival.
Star Mega Jam began in 2000 .
This year's event will hold at the Polo Club Grounds, in Lagos, on December 17, and in Abuja on the 18th at the Old Parade Ground , Abuja.
Official Tracklist For Micheal Jackson's New Album........
1. Breaking News 2. Hold My Hand Feat Akon 3. Hollywood Tonight 4. Keep Your Head Up 5. (I Like) The Way You Love Me 6. Monster Feat 50 Cent 7. Best Of Joy 8. (I Can’t Make It) Another Day 9. Behind The Mask 10. Much Too Soon
Diss or no diss, Lil’ Kim isn’t too thrilled with Nicki Minaj. As previously reported, Nicki spit what appeared to be a long-awaited response to Lil’ Kim response on “Roman’s Revenge” featuring Eminem. But just as the internets began buzzing about the retaliation, Nicki denied that the verse was directed at anyone in particular. Well, the Queen Bee doesn’t believe Nicki, and she might need more people according to the latest volley between these two femcees. Kim had a few words for Nick when she took the stage this past weekend in Minaj’s borough of all places. “I will erase this b*tch’s social security number, first of all I don’t even need a record right now and I’d kill that b*tch with my old sh*t,” Kim told a screaming crowd.
“My records ain’t just enter the charts, they made history. WTF is this bullsh!t, this sh!t come and
go.” Hmmmm! Nicki may have to stop pretending like she’s not talking about
Kim, especially since no one really believes the shots didn’t have a name on them. What do you guys think? What’s next in this Nicki Vs. Kim saga? Have lines already been crossed to a point where reconciliation is
out of the question? SOUND OFF!
Naetochukwu Chikwe “Naeto C” was born in Houston Texas. He spent his earlier years growing up in England and Nigeria. He has a B Sc. in Biology from GW and is scheduled to obtain his MSC – Master’s Degree in Energy Studies later this month from the University of Dundee. Awards he has won since the inception of his career include HHWA best hip hop single 2009; Soundcity best male video 2009; and Best new act, MTV Base Africas award 2008. Naeto C – on Thurs Nov 4, 2010 – won Best Hip Hop artist at the Channel O Music Video Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa to add to his growing collection of awards and recognition.
West African Entertainment Company Storm 360 and U.S.-based Brand Management firm CM Cap have announced a strategic marketing partnership devoted exclusively to the career of Nigerian Hip-Hop superstar Naeto C and his forthcoming album ‘Super C Season.’
The creative and business collaboration will focus on positioning Naeto C in the United States market.
“I believe the most versatile MC in the world is coming out of Africa. Naeto C. is a special artist with not only talent and charisma, but a story that will inspire people. What else can you say about ‘the only MC with an MSC’? America is going to love him and his new album! I’m honored to work closely with him and Storm 360 around ‘Super C Season.’ We plan to write history. Naeto C epitomizes what it means to be a ‘Diasporic Personality,’ – a trendsetter at home and abroad,” explained Cedric Muhammad, CEO of CM Cap. Mr. Muhammad is also a Former GM of Wu-Tang Management.
We have heard a lot of rumours about what prompted Ikechukwu to leave Mo-hits.... Some say Ikechukwu beat up Dban'j. Some say Ikechukwu pinned him to the wall, But CEO Mo-hits Don Jazzy has denied all of the rumours but really didn't tell us what actually happened..
Earlier today, Ikechukwu released a video for his song "bad Guy" off his #okhello MIXTAPE and behold someone is tied to a chair looking exactly like the Kokomaster.
Ikechukwu tries to choke him with a shawl while also threatening him with an AK47...
You can watch the video on youtube , here is the link.
Bez Idakula will be a year older tomorrow November 10 and he will be celebrating with family and friends at the Marquee, Mega Plaza by 7pm. Here is to wish you a glorioious year as you celebrate..
You all are invited....
Fast forward to 18years later and brrrrrrr! Weird MC ‘s still right up there dropping hit after hit – “Allen Avenue“, “Ijoya“, “Riranwo“. Wow! talk about longetivity.
I first heard of the Weird one in 1992 (or was it 93′) when my bruver Lolade bought home her tape, he had gotten from his friend from the now defunct Weirdos group and forced me off the tape player so he could listen to it. I was so upset cos I was trying to memorize Biggie Smalls verse on Mary J‘s “Real Love“.
Track was “Wanna make u Jack” and I believe it was her 1st single; it left me stunned that I forgave my bro for ‘chancing’ me. I thot to myself so Nigeria has produced an equivalent of MC Lyte & MC Trouble (RIP). Joint was on some pure New Jack Swing ish …go on give it a listen.
“Don’t Stop(Se were)” is an uptempo joint which features Dr Pat and was produced by Legendary Beatz.
“Jehovah” is an inspirational cut featuring Switch and also was produced by Legendary Beatz.
There is funny skit by Funke Akindele. There is also a bonus track for u guys – the remix to the already popular single “Happy Day”.
Looking forward to the album. The Weird One is definitely here to stay for a while longer.
Sina AkinSola better known as his stage name LAGOS (which is a bacronym for Learnin' And Grindin' On Streets) was born November 24th, 1984 at the Island Maternity, Lagos Island, Lagos. LAGOS made his first appearance as an MC in 2000 at a show held by HNIC Dr. G where he performed alongside other upcoming acts.The following year he retreated to the underground writing rap and recording songs which he didn't promote beyond his friends and few DJs because he was keen on facing studies other than music then. Inspired by the likes of Fela.
The Notorious B.I.G, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Clipse, Sina started writing his own songs in 1999. He also draws inspiration from a need to “let people who are not from the kind of place I am to know what it is for someone like me growing up. My songs display lyricism and social commentary in the Nigerian Hip-Hop way,” he explains. “I just don’t construct rhythmic sentences and danceable flows; I entertain and educate my listeners.” He has readied enough songs which can fill an album and a mixtape. This young man is a rapper cum lyricist who can get clubbish and lyrical at any given time. He is now promoting himself to be known in the game as a real hip-hop head that he is. LAG is also an album-review columnist on www.questionmarkmag.com .
“It was hell on the come up” while trying to record his singles. “Even though a couple of DJs and people in entertainment have somehow encouraged me, truth be told, there are other DJs and media personalities who just don’t welcome upcoming artists at all,” he lamented. But with rock steady love and support from his friends and fans, LAGOS believes it will take more than a couple of haters’ rejection to stop his music dream. LAGOS released two songs titled ‘BlackBerry Luv’ and ‘Dis weekend’ in May but the tracks didn’t get encouraging airplay.
Right now he is out with a new song titled "Dark and luvly" off his upcoming mixtape titled LAGOS Wuz Ere which will be available online and on CD come November 24th.