31 August, 2011

Genevieve speaks on Mirror Boy

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Actress, Genevieve Nnaji during the week revealed that she was fascinated by the simplicity of the story of Mirror Boy and the determination of the producer and director, Obi Emelonye to do something ‘special’ and the success of the movie in UK, Ghana and presently Nigeria has justified her choice.
“I was impressed with the way the writer spin a whole lot around of a simple story of mother and child and a spirit. It is told in such a way that you feel the three distinct characters. You feel the pain of a mother whose child is missing, you feel the trouble of an African boy born in Uk in search of identity and you feel the emotion of a reincarnated father who doesn’t want his biological child lost on the world of ‘missed identity’. It is the kind of story that touches you from the screen so I am not surprised at the success so far at the cinema’.
Mirror Boy which has been at Nigerian cinemas for four weeks running  have so far grossed over N15 million and it sets the enviable record of being the highest selling Nollywood movie in Ghana

Mikel Obi visits President Goodluck Jonathan

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John Mikel Obi on Monday visited Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to express his gratitude to the government for the safe return of his father. Mikel’s father, Mr. Michael Obi, was kidnapped in Jos and held for nearly two weeks before he was rescued by security forces in Kano. President Jonathan is said to have kept a close interest in the matter, and Mikel, who is in camp with the Nigeria national team preparing for a 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier, took time out to go thank the President personally. Jonathan assured Mikel that the government was committed to ensuring the safety and security of the lives of all its citizens.

Kanye West is confident he will be Beyonce's Baby Godfather

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KANYE West is so confident about being named godfather to Beyonce's baby Kanye West will reportedly be godfather to Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles' baby. The American rapper is a good friend of the power couple He wants to play a role in the child's 'spiritual upbringing' Kanye West is confident he will be godfather to Beyonce Knowles' baby.

The rapper-and-producer has told friends how excited he is about his close friend's pregnancy - her first child with her husband Jay-Z - because he thinks he will play a key role in its spiritual upbringing. "Kanye is as excited about the baby as Beyonce and Jay-Z. "He's been saying he's going to be godfather and is absolutely thrilled. It will be a huge honor for him."

Beyonce announced she was pregnant at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday (28.08.11), by posing for photographs clutching her baby bump.

Jay-Z and Kanye performed their new single 'Otis' together at the awards, then Beyonce also sang, rubbing her bump at the end of her performance, while Kanye patted her husband on the back. The couple married in 2008 and the baby will be a first child for them both.

The singer told how she was ready to settle down into motherhood earlier this year, saying: "When you're young - 18 or 19 - you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can. "Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children."

30 August, 2011

Hundreds of thousands attend Europe's biggest festival - Notthing Hill Carnival 2011

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They came in their hundreds of thousands to dance and have a good time, Rio de Janeiro-style. And yesterday revellers let their hair down in style at the Notting Hill Carnival in West London, with drumming groups, floats and sound systems all taking centre stage.

More than 6,500 police officers patrolled the streets for the second day of the event yesterday as Scotland Yard continued its unprecedented security operation just weeks after the riots.  Despite the recent London riots, that annual carnival 

Amber Rose set to host Vodafone 020 Live Concert in September

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American model, Amber Rose has been confirmed as the host of Vodafone’s 020Live Concert taking place on September 20, 2011 at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana.

Last year, the show was hosted by Caroline Simpson. Born October 21, 1982, Amber Rose is the former girlfriend of US rapper Kanye West. She is currently having a relationship with Wiz Khalifa, another US rapper.

In a brief note on its official facebook today August 30, 2011, Vodafone Ghana, organisers of the event said “Amber Rose confirmed as the host of this year’s VODAFONE 020 Live taking place on September 20 at the Dome, International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana!”

Trey Songz, VIP, D’Banj, Five5, R2Bees, Stay Jay, D Cryme and Diva Icons RnM are all billed to perform at the concert.

Pictures - Celebrity Guests at Mercy Johnson & Prince Odianosen Okojie’s Wedding

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The Wedding Cake
Mercy Johnson & Prince Odianosen Okojie
After a successful and colourful traditional wedding of star actress Mercy Johnson and her heartthrob Odianose Okojie on Friday August 26, the couple further proved to the world that their love has triumphed as they proceeded to Christ Embassy Church on August 27, 2011 to further cement their relationship and the only place everybody in the metropolitan city of Lagos wanted to be on this fateful day, was this eventful wedding ceremony.



Obiwon releases 3 new singles his forth coming album

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R’n’B crooner turned urban gospel artiste Obiora Obiwon has witnessed enough transitions to keep the Nigerian urban music scene guessing and his followers constantly on their feet. Nevertheless, the successes of the albums “Overture” which spun the hit ballad “Onyinye” and “The Rebirth” equally heavily driven by the hit wedding anthem “Obi Mu O”, position him as a force not to be ignored in Nigerian popular music and beyond.

After a brief stint with award winning HipHop group Thorobreds, Obiwon made his solo debut in 2006 with Overture while working nine-to-five in a commercial bank. Shortly after the release of the album, Obiwon resigned the bank job to completely focus on his burning musical passion. Overture gained instant critical acclaim and some measure of commercial success, with the awards following in 2007

Eldee, Tiwa Savage, Banky W and Jesse Jags for Hennessy Artistry 2011

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Hennessy Artistry 2011 Headliners eLDee, Tiwa Savage and Banky W

Theo (Producer Trce TV), Tokini Peterside (Communications manager, Hennessy Nigeria), and Fabulous (Producer, SoundCity)
Hennessy Artistry, the innovative musical platform launched by Hennessy worldwide in 2006 announced today, an impressive list of artistes who will participate in this year’s edition. Hennessy Communications Manager Tokini Peterside told journalists at a star-studded media briefing today that Popstar eLDee the Don, R and B siren Tiwa Savage, King of the Lagos Party- Banky W and Chocolate City’s multi-talented artiste Jesse Jags have all signed up to be part of this year’s Artistry

According to Peterside, these set of artistes were chosen because of their cutting edge style that sets them apart from the crowd. With their various styles they are coming together to create, mix and blend their different sounds to deliver that special song that represents the vibrant music genres in Nigeria.

These artistes represent what Hennessy Artistry is all about: the perfect mix and blend which produces the premium Hennessy cognac experience. Just like last year’s edition a video will be shot for the song they come up with. A couple of concert is also in the works where people can be a part of the Hennessy experience” Peterside adds

Hennessy Artistry 2010 featured Nneka, M.I, Ice Prince, Bez and Shina Peters. These artistes who represent a wide range of Nigerian urban music came together to compose and perform a song titled Like A Bottle.  Like A Bottle was produced by Kas and the video was shot

ACADA set to Release a Campus/Youth Movie in 2012.

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“We’ve criticized the industry for long and it is time we take the Bull by the horn and show Nollywood how a good movie should be done. It’s time to up the game”. These were the words of Biodun Caston-Dada, the publisher of Nigeria’s most widely circulated campus/youth magazine, ACADA while showing his displeasure to the way movies are been made in Nigeria despite the level at which film making had attained globally. He speaks further, “there’s a standard, and with the film ACADA is producing, we cannot do anything below ‘Tango With Me’, ‘Ije’, ‘Figurine’ or ‘Arugba’. These are world-class movies produced by Nigerians who work by the standard and the rules. You can’t cut corners and expect a good result in movie making. Everything is not just about the money but details. You must do a thorough research on your story. I believe we will be making a great statement in terms of story line, cast, picture

The Grand Premiere of Cowboys and Aliens at Ozone Cinemas

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 Popular Lagos cinema house Ozone cinemas, recently became the centre of attraction for many movie lovers as it premiered the blockbuster Hollywood film Cowboys and Aliens on the 25th of August 2011.
The movie which was premiered before a large audience that included top celebrities like Nomoreloss and one part of the famous gospel duo Rooftop Mc’s, started with a red carpet that began at 6.30pm where fans revealed their high expectations for the movie. The movie premiere then started 7.30pm. Cowboys and Aliens was revealed to be a mixture of action, suspense and humor, and kept the fans engrossed trough out the duration of the movie.
Speaking on why the cinema decided to premier the movie the cinema manager of Ozone cinemas Mr. Ebosiem Brown said, we decided to give movie lovers a treat, the movie Cowboys and Aliens 

Ebisan debuts with 'Love Story'

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British born Bukola Damola (Ebisan) debuts with ‘Love Story'. Ebisan first hit the airwaves with her 2006 single, What Women Want - A song which featured DM Squared and was on the UK Top 20 Gospel Charts. The song also received massive airplay from radio stations across the UK including the BBC radio stations and remained on the Cross Rhythms chart for a year.

Ebisan made her entry into the Nigerian entertainment industry with the title tracks for the critically acclaimed blockbuster movie, Tango with me. Her songs, ‘Suru’ and ‘Dance with Me’ were appraised as riveting soundtracks to the movie.

Now managed by Emem Ema’s ONE Management, Ebisan who just relocated to Nigeria, has a degree in Accounting and a Masters in International Business Management. Her love, however, has remained with music. “Music has always been  part of me”, she says. “I have been performing since I was eight and I have taken opportunities in my life to tell stories through the art of music”.

She believes that growing up in the U.K, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria has helped her understand music internationally. Her focus however is to put her soul music in the heart of every Nigerian.

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EFA collaborates with Big Foot, on ground breaking EP, Waka.

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Fast rising rapper, EFA teams up with Micworx resident Producer, Big Foot. The Waka EP as it has been titled, features 5 tracks, of which no two songs are alike. The EP is an introduction to the rapper, EFA and a reintroduction to the producer Big Foot as they champion the cause for a changing landscape as regards good Nigerian Music.

The EP in brief
The intro, available only on the full version of the EP (see attached), features forewords fromM.ILamiDjineeDJ Klem and DJ Atte, touting EFA as the future of Nigerian Rap, and the EP as top notch.

The name, Waka, borrows on the derogatory Nigerian slang that has all five fingers of the human stretched to their limits. Each track on the EP represents a finger on the 'Waka hand'. Track 1, Green Light represents the thumb. Track 2, Number One represents the index finger. Track 3, F U represents the middle finger; Track 4, Put a Ring On Your Finger represents the wedding finger and finally Track 5, Gamble With your Life represents the pinkie finger. 

Hither to, EFA has been popular for his love themed and inspired rap verses on the Remix of Mo'cheddah's If You Want Me; DJ Klem's Try Again as well as his very own (leaked) One More Chance. He has had the opportunity to work with the likes of M.I, DJ Klem, Lami, Beazy, 

Mirror Boy arrives Home in Grand Style (Pictures)

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Ayo Makun and Julius Agwu
On arrival at the Silverbird Galleria on August 5, 2011, the night of the ‘Mirror Boy’ premiere, guests and movie stakeholders alike understood why many hullabaloos preceded the ‘Mirror Boy’ Nigerian premiere. The movie which on that night proved to be in a class of its own had a grand homecoming as the premiere was graced with a lot of pomp and pageantry.
The red carpet for the premiere was billed to start by 5:30pm but movie lovers and journalists who did not want to miss out on any detail about the event were already waiting by 5:00pm. Stars and guests in their numbers started walking in by 6:30pm and in a short while the atrium was filled. The red carpet section lasted for another two hours, giving the paparazzi enough time to have a filled day with the pool of stars and celebrities on the red carpet.
Some stars and celebrities that kept the paparazzi busy were, Omotola, Stephanie Okereke, Segun Arinze, Sunny Neji, AY, Julius Agwu, Gbenga Adeyinka, Chika Ike, Omoni Oboli, Alariwo, Jedi, Kenny Saint Brown, Daniel Adenimokan and Doris Simeon.
 After the red carpet, guests and celebrities present for the premiere were ushered into two separate halls that were filled in minutes. Another highlight of the night was that ‘Mirror Boy’ 

Dealdey - 40% Off At Kentucky Fried Chicken! 8-Piece Bucket Of Fried Chicken

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Buy 40% Off At Kentucky Fried Chicken! 8-Piece Bucket Of Fried Chicken on www.dealdey.com for ₦2,250 instead of ₦3,750 and save ₦1,500. Buy HERE 

The Fine Print

  • Buy as many coupons as you want for yourself and as gifts for your friends.
  • Use your coupons any day before September 29th, 2011.
  • Redeem at any KFC Outlet: 
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  3. Apapa
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Enugu and Abuja takes Centre Stage on TV for DANCE234

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In the past week, Nigerians have been introduced to new styles of dance as Dance234; a dance reality show likened to no other for young Nigerians looking to pave their way into history through dance hit the airwaves.
Last week we saw how the auditions in Abuja went down, with each of the participants tasked to perform new dance styles. This week, auditions held at the Hotel Presidential, in Enugu will be airing live on the Dance234 show. The show which is being organized by KOGA started airing from the 6th of August 2011, and will henceforth continue to air on Magic World on DSTV by 7pm on Saturdays and on Real Stars on Star Times by 8pm on Sundays.
The final 20 contestants, who emerged after some rigorous auditions held in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu and Benin will be battling it out on the Dance234 stage for the next 13weeks for the grand 

I'm proud of the Turnout for 'DAMAGE' at the Cinemas so far - Uche Jombo

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Following the tremendous success that the movie ‘Damage’ has been recording at the cinemas and the outpouring of accolades that it has received from movie lovers, the executive producer Uche Jombo has come out to say that she is proud at the turnout for ‘Damage’ at the cinemas.
Damage’ was premiered in Lagos on the 31st of July 2011 at the Silverbird Galleria amidst a constellation of stars and celebrities. It arrived in cinemas across Nigeria on August 5, 2011 and has since then been getting a lot of patronage from movie lovers across the federation.
Uche Jombo who also acted in the movie alongside Tonto Dike, Basorge Tariah Jr and Kalu Ikeagwu, were all in the Garden City of Port Harcourt for a meet and greet with fans which turned out to be an unforgettable occasion as the fans trooped out in large droves 

Premiere New Single - 'Get up' by Stella Damasus

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In no doubt, talking about Nollywood’s finest Stella Damasus has her own uniqueness in her body structure, delivering of her lines and gesticulations of her entire body system keeps her fans asking for more. She studied theatre art graduate in University of Lagos,  she is a woman of many talents which makes her special among the very best in her field. Her passion is to ease the burden of the disadvantaged and less privileged in the society by setting up a non-profit organization established to provide economic, intellectual and emotional support to the society, with the motive to seek to promote all forms of arts among talented 

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde named Nigerian Accent Representative by CNN

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On August 18, 2011, Nigeria once again scores high on the International scene as CNN lists the Nigerian accent as the 5th sexiest accent in the world! and guess who was mentioned as the true representative of the sexy accent? Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
This feat is surely not surprising as Omotola has always been known for excellent skills in delivering her lines. She doesn’t speak like a Briton or American, she reps Naija fully with her tongue, origin and stardom. She’s truly an advocate of everything good, sexy and Nigerian.
Attached is the CNN link of the story:  http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/worlds-sexiest-accents-130333

Roc da Mic Reality Show Registration ends today!!

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The Registration for Roc Da Mic Reality Show, closes 30TH SEPTEMBER 2011.

More information on www.rocdamic.com.ng

Obesere, Sir Shina Peters, Dj Jimmy Jatt and others set to thrill Fans Tomorrow at KOGA One Night Stand

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Finally, the much anticipated KOGA One Night Stand is all set to take place tomorrow 31st of August 2011 at the prestigious KOGA event centre in Oregun. The event which will kick off by 8pm will feature crowd stirring performances by leading Fuji singer and artiste, Abass Akande Obesere, Ace Juju music maker Sir Shina Peters, energetic musician Konga and famous Nigerian DJ, Jimmy Jatt will be on the wheels dishing out tunes after tunes to keep fun lovers on their feet at the KOGA One Night Stand till dawn.
The show that promises to be a treat for fun lovers is being organized by KOGA Entertainment the big name in Nigerian entertainment. KOGA Entertainment is broken down into KOGA studio, KOGA production, KOGA records, KOGA publishing and KOGA lounge. It operates and provides entertainment services through various divisions like its Four Live ultra modern recording studios with full HD and SDI cameras, Digital and 

Mercy Johnson weds in Style

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After a successful and colourful traditional wedding of star actress Mercy Johnson and her heartthrob Odianose Okojie on Friday August 26, the couple further proved to the world that their love has triumphed as they proceeded to Christ Embassy Church on August 27, 2011 to further cement their relationship and the only place everybody in the metropolitan city of Lagos wanted to be on this fateful day, was this eventful wedding ceremony.
The groom looking dapper in an all white suit and dark shade, walked into the Christ Embassy auditorium flagged by his best man Kenneth Kadiri and grooms men. Shortly after, the congregation comprising family members, friends and some members of the press were on their feet as the Bride made a head turning entrance into the church. Mercy Johnson looking beautiful by all definitions in her all white figure accentuating yet flowing wedding gown, was flagged by her chief brides maid, the beautiful Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson and a star studded bridal train including Waje, Empress Njamah, Chika Ike, Qween Nwokoye and Goldie.
With Christ Embassy’s Pastor Ton Obiazi officiating, the wedding went on smoothly 

Nollywood Actress Stephanie Okereke is the new Brand Ambassador for Kanekalon Hair

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 Stephanie Okereke endorses the renowned hair fibre, Kanekalon by Kaneka Corporation Japan and now acts as its brand ambassador in Nigeria.The endorsement  will see the award winning actress promoting the company's product in marketing campaigns which include Kanekalon's  brand buildng campaigns,

Kanye West performing with D'banj in London (Pictures)

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29 August, 2011

Beyoncé Baby Bombshell Steals the Show at MTV Video Music Awards

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This is the celebrity baby news to beat all baby news. Beyoncé made the big reveal on the red carpet before the event without even saying a word. Dressed in a Lanvin gown, the singer simply clasped her belly in the universal move before she entered the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
photo: Getty Image                                                                                                        

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Winners are

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The big winners at the Nokia Theatre LA Live show on Sunday night (August 28) included Katy Perry as Video of the Year honoree for “Firework” while Lady Gaga nabbed Best Female Video for “Born This Way” and Justin Bieber’s ”U Smile” took home the Moonman for Best FeMale Video.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears and the late Amy Winehouse received special tributes while performers included show opener Lady GaGa, as well as Beyonce Knowles, Bruno Mars, 

28 August, 2011

Introducing New Act - Jay Walker

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JAY WALKER real name KELVIN NIXON is a 23yrs old student of Benue State University. The Seventh child but the first from his Mum. JAY WALKER is an artiste into Hip Hop, R&B and has been singing for couple of years. JAY WALKER's SHE GOT IT ON ME (feats KELS FST & Produced by
MLV) is his Official single of his yet to be released Debut album. Also features songs like Sexy Lady, Logging Out Tonight & Party Yen Lo Ma Kusi.

Listen to the following tracks;
SHE GOT IT ON ME: http://www.4shared.com/audio/qkcFfYfw/she_got_it_on.html?

SEXY LADY: http://www.4shared.com/audio/td1U9UjK/sexy_lady.html




Listen and Enjoy!!

27 August, 2011

Amber Rose's Twitter Gets Hacked!!

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Another hilarious Twitter hacking incident (or so she says...), Amber Rose says someone got a hold of her account password and tweeted some pretty nasty and hilarious things about the big boys of hip hop, including ex-boyfriend Kanye West and current baby Wiz Khalifa.
Her last tweet (as of 8:00am EDT on Saturday) was:
(To Kid Red)
@kidred_ 's is a cheatin lying son of a bitch too but at least his d**k is bigger than yours bum nigga.
(To Chris Brown)
I know yall know I f*cked @chrisBrown , so what
(To Kanye)

Mercy Johnson's Bride Maids

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Waje, Empress Njamah and Susan Harvey Goldie
Mercy Johnson's wedding eventually took place today, Saturday August 27th at the Christ Embassy Church, Ikeja. It was presided over by Pastor Ton Obiazi. Waje, Goldie, Empress Njamah, Chika Ike and Queen Nwokoye were her chief bride maids.
The Blessing at the Church

Mercy Johnson's Make up and Wedding gown (Pictures)

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 make up - UNVEIL


The lovely bride

Her Wedding gown

What went wrong at Mercy Johnson's Church wedding (Pictures)

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The Traffic on Kudirat Abiola way this morning
It was all for Mercy Johnson and her Hearttrob Prince Henry Okojie today at Christ Embassy Church, Oregun Lagos. As the tight security and hefty men at the church entrance, there was also traffic

Finally, Mercy Johnson weds Prince Henry Okojie

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Mercy Johnson and Prince Henry Okojie
Finally Mercy Johnson shut everyone's mouth and still went ahead with her wedding plans. She got married to her Prince Charming , Prince Odianosen Henry Okojie today (27.08.2011)  at Christ Embassy Church Headquarters, Kudirat Abiola way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. Ghollywood Actress Yvonne Nelson was the Chief Bride's maid and Kenneth Oki was the Best man. Goldie, Waje, Empress Njamah, Queen NWokoye and Chika Ike were the Bridal Maids. Oshe Mai, Oriaba Wuha, Akere Okojie, Ebi Okojie and Malther Mei were the grooms men.

GLo Naija Sings Broadcats Times

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Glo Naija Sings is available on M-Net West, M-Net East and AfricaMagic – here are all the premiere and repeat details.

Regional Episode Premieres (21 August to 11 September):
Catch the regional audition episodes of Glo Naija Sings on M-Net every Sunday at 7pm WAT (M-Net West and M-Net East) and on Wednesdays at 8pm WAT (M-Net West) and 9:15pm WAT (M-Net East).
The shows are also broadcast on AfricaMagic on Mondays and Fridays at 7pm WAT (from 22 August).

Regional Episode Repeats:
Watch repeats of Sunday’s episode on M-Net West at 9:30pm WAT on Mondays (from 22 Aug), and repeats of the Wednesday night show at 11am WAT on Thursdays. There are also repeats on

Mercy Johnson Traditional Wedding Pictures

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Mercy Johnson finally gets married after a lot of controversy,  the Nollywood actress  finally married her heartthrob Prince Odianosen Okojie.
Mercy Johnson’s Church wedding is set to hold this Saturday and the chief bridesmaid Yvonne Nelson is already in town for it.

26 August, 2011

Omowunmi Akinnifesi and Lagos Deputy Governor partner to empower women

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Omowunmi Akinnifesi and Deputy Governor Lagos Sate Mrs Joke Adefulire
Last week, Omowunmi Akinnifesi honoured an august invitation by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State Mrs. Orelope Adefulire. The former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and Lagos Environmental Ambassador met with the Deputy Governor at the latter's office at Roundhouse, Alausa, Lagos.

The visit was in continuation of Omowunmi's work to bring women, especially younger women in Lagos State, i n touch with opportunities for self development and empowerment, which has been a focus of her work since 2008.
"From your time in the Ministry as Commissioner for Women Affairs, you have
clearly demonstrated a passion for women and girls in Lagos State," Ms. Akinnifesi told the deputy during their conversation. "You have served a role model in areas from public service to personal achievement, and you have clearly shown a consistency in your understanding of what that target group needs, and how society should meet that need. I congratulate you, ma, on your appointment as Deputy Governor and look

More Performers for Nottinghill Carnival as JJC and Wale Gates join Eldee and others

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…..as MTN emerges as official sponsor
The Nigerian corner at this year’s edition of the annual Nottinghill
carnival in London will once again be the centre of attraction as
organisers announced new additions to a growing list of performers for
the event.
UK based Nigerian comic; Wale Gates and musician JJC have been
announced as the new set of acts that will be flying the Nigerian flag
at this year’s edition of the world-famous street carnival.
The duo will be joining DJ Jimmy Jatt, Eldee, Tee A, and other
heavyweights in the Nigeria entertainment circle to add colour to the
Organisers of the annual gig – Sodium Brand Solutions only recently
announced a line up of A-list stars and entertainers to feature in
this year’s edition and gave a promise to announce more acts that fans
should expect to see at the ‘Naija corner’ of the carnival.

Speaking on this year’s edition, Principal Consultant of Sodium Brands
Solutions – Abisoye Fagade said “Since securing the rights to host the
only official Naija Corner at the Nottinghill Carnival, people have
asked me several times: why Nottinghill? And my answer is simple: why
not? This is one of the oldest running carnivals in the world; the
second most popular. And can any one ever contest the fact that the
population of Nigerians in the UK and across Europe is more that that
of several African countries put together? Some of these people have
not been home in years. The Naija corner is for them. And their
friends of other nationalities who have been 'mis-educated' about
Nigeria either by bad ambassadors or mischievous segments of
international media’’.
“We will continue to fly the Nigerian flag. Anywhere people are
gathered - be it in Brazil, in Portugal, Calabar, Lagos or even the
US. It is our duty to showcase our country - he music, comedy,
culture, film, dance, poetry, and everything else to the people of the
world’’ he said.

Meanwhile, telecommunications giant MTN has thrown its weight behind
the event as its official sponsor for this year.
Now in its 47th year, the annual event takes place on the streets of
Nottinghill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Naija corner
is on Adela Street, off Kensal Road (Harrow End), W10, London.
This year’s edition is scheduled to hold on August 29, 2011 and will
kick-off at 9am. Around 1 million people from around the world are
expected to attend the ‘street party’ this summer.

The event is also proudly supported by BlackHouse Media, Nigeria Entertainment Today (NET), Western Union, Hip TV, Prime Time Entertainment, and HipTV.


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