30 September, 2011

Pearl Foundation Unveil Plans to Mark World International Month for Cancer - 'Pink October'

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Founder, Orode Jade Uduaghan and other ambassadors at the 'Pink October' Press Conference

Pink October' Press Conference
 This October, to mark the breast cancer month, Pink Pearl Foundation with her vision of reducing breast cancer in Nigeria will be flagging off four events to continue its awareness creation. The events which are PINK KITCHEN, BALL OUT, PINK RIDE & CAMP DIVA will take place on 5th-7th, 15th, 18TH-22nd  and 27th-29th of October respectively. With this events, the Foundation will be creating a relaxed atmosphere where individuals as well as groups can come and have fun and at the same time be provided with basic information on breast cancer, its effects, treatments and healthy tips on how to avoid having this disease that claim the lives of women every day.

PINK KITCHEN is an open restaurant to be flanked by celebrity servers including His Excellency; the governor of Delta State; Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Sammie Okposo, Mabel Makun, Mo’Cheddah, I Go Save, amongst others who will be actively involved for the duration of the event. This exciting event will be held at the 911 FIELD by UGBUWANGUE MARKET, NPA EXPRESS ROAD

It's gonna be crazy on One Music networks starting from October 1st

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We are a music and young adult lifestyle-based television channel that delivers dynamic international
and African programming targeted at the mass 13-35 year old demographic.
1 Music is the worlds window into Africa! “1 Music” is the coolest and most influential music and
entertainment brand to exist from Africa. 1 music is currently viewed by 97,000 active subscribers on the HiTv platform in Nigeria.

► 1 music is watched in the UK by 9,000 viewers on the Sky network
► In the USA 30,000,000 viewers connect to “1” on the Dish Network
►Kenya: ZUKU TV

Meet the Mandelas: Nelson's granddaughters to star in reality TV show

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Swati Dlamini, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Dorothy Adjoa Amuah
South Africans will glimpse into the lives of Nelson Mandela’s family when a reality show featuring three of his grandchildren premiers in 2012, the producers said Thursday. “The show provides a first look into a high-profile South African family,” the producers said in a statement.

Swati Dlamini, 32 (left) and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, 34 (centre), the granddaughters of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and Dorothy Adjoa Amuah, 27, (right) the granddaughter of Mr Mandela and his first wife Evelyn, want to "showcase contemporary independent women in South Africa".

“Their aim is to showcase the new Africa and give viewers a peek into its level of sophistication and its exciting potential,” said the statement. It will trace the daily lives of the American-schooled women who lead glitzy lives among Johannesburg’s rich and famous, it said.

Love is in the air as Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs renew vows after 25 years

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 We all know adorable couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silver are one of the longest married Nollywood couples. The celebrity couple renewed their wedding vows at Freedom Park,on Lagos Island, yesterday, September 29 2011. It's a "celebration of love” says the officiating pastor, who also  prayed that what God has began in their lives would be perfected. Uncle Olu is about 19 years older than Auntie Joke .


PHOTOS from MTN Power of 10 Concert - Ilorin, Abuja and Port Harcourt

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Sir Shina Peters

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ADEWALE AYUBA
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New Hosts, New Judge as Nigeria Idol Season 2 begins

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CHARLY BOY
ILL RHYMES
 

Bigger and better! Nigerian Idol launches Season II... announces Charles Oputa as new judge and Tiwa Savage as new host

After an electrifying first season that saw the crowning of the first ever Nigerian Idol, Yeka Onka, the global music phenomenon returns to Nigeria for a second season.

Season II of Nigerian Idol is produced by the Optima Media Group (OMG) and continues to enjoy the sponsorship of Etisalat, in association with Sony and Pepsi. This was revealed at a media & VIP launch on 28 September 2011 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.

The event also witnessed an electrifying performance of the hot new single ‘Follow U’ by Season 1 winner, Yeka Onka. The singer was produced by Chocolate City’s Jesse Jags.

"Nigerian Idol will be an even more exciting television experience this season," its executive producer, Rotimi Pedro, said. "The last three shows of NI garnered more viewership,

New Video: Tinko Angel - Jaywon

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Here's the much anticipated video for Jaywon's tinko angel song..  and it wasDirected by Gbenga salu
Cinematography by Marthins Harrison

Olayinka 'Nnenna' Olukunga bags LASU award

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Olukunga Olayinka
 The host of the popular TV show Nnena and Friends, Miss Olukunga Olayinka, has been honored with the highly coveted Lagos State University (LASU) Ambassador Award.
The occasion was the Lagos State University Students’ Union Award Dinner 2011. The event which took place at Balmoral Hall Oregun, Ikeja Lagos was a gathering of eminent and erudite personalities.

The President, Lagos State University Students’ Union, Olayiwola Adebayo has this to say, “We have so many stars and other people of repute in LASU but what stands out about Nnena is her ability to impact the African child in a remarkable manner. What she is doing is not easy. Her award is on merit and she deserves it”. In her acceptance speech Nnena says;” I feel great. It feels wonderful. I’m excited because this award is an inspiration for every child to persevere in being the best in whatever they do. Nnena and Friends is here to stay to assist the Nigerian and African child realize their dreams and potentials”.
Nnenna is a model, actress, singer and a great lover of children. Nnena and Friends has become a household name in providing a dedicated commitment to child and teen development through education and entertainment. The Nnenna brand is one of Wale Adenuga Production’s ingenious creations.

PHOTOS - Behind the Scene (Hennessy artistry 2011)

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BANKY W AND eLDee at the Hennessy Artistry Theme song Video shoot

TIWA SAVAGE
 As part of events surrounding this year’s Hennessy Artistry,  a series of VIP Night club parties will kick off in a few hours.

You have heard the Hennessy Artistry 2011 track – an exciting collaboration that blends together Tiwa Savage, eLDee and Banky W. Now, we have a few photos from the studio session, the video shoot and interview trips to The Beat 99.9 FM

The video was directed by Gini. We hear there are plans for an exclusive screening. Watch this space!

Banky W at the recording of the Hennessy Artistry Theme song

Banky W in an interivew at the Hennessy Artistry Theme song video shoot
 See more photos below

Picture - US First Lady Michelle Obama shopping in a Store

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Michelle Obama photographed shopping at a Target Store in DC - Please Imagine seeing our first lady shopping at Shoprite in Lekki. Common what do you think

Introducing New Act - Mima

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Ikyor Mary popularly known as MIMA derived the name MIMA from her name Mary. Her late twin sister's name Martha and Dad Ikyor, she's from Benue state ,a Graduate of Kogi State University. Bsc. Sociology. She started her musical career  3years ago. She took a leap of faith to do her music full time since its her passion and what makes her happy. She has a full album titled JUST FINE but she has  not launched yet in Lagos. She has two videos to her credit. Her new video is  called "LOVE YOU" she's a full time artist now and ready to excel.

Introducing New Act - Telema

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Unveiling the next big thing to conquer the Nigerian Music Scene, is this dynamic singer, rapper, songwriter and producer "TELEMA". It all started for him at the age o f 8 when he started writing rhymes. When he was 10, he finally laced his creativity in writing with rhymes, wrote and recorded his first complete song at the age of 13. The Port-harcourt born son has dropped a mad tune capable of making you jump in excitement at your 1st listen "GEHN GEHN GEHN' under the stables of "HOUSE OF RAVE RECORDS". Enjoy and please dont break a leg while dancing. lol.

1st Nigerians to hoist it flag on the highest mountain in Eastern Europe of Ukraine

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1st Nigerians to hoist it's flag on the highest mountain in Eastern Europe of Ukraine
History was made on the Saturday,25th sept 2011 when two Nigerians Chinedu Agunanne and Iroko Emamuzo who are final year Pharmacy students of Ternopil State Medical University in Ternopil City of Ukraine climbed to the highest peak of Hoverla mountain (Ukrainian: Говерла, Hoverla; Hungarian: Hóvár; Romanian: Hovârla; Goverla, Czech and Slovak: Hoverla, Polish: Howerla, Russian: Говерла ) which is 2,061 m, and the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains.

Being so happy of what they have achieved, Chinedu decided to leave a mark by tearing his shirt which had Nigerian 48th Independece inscribed on it to show tourist from the whole world that Nigerians were there.The Hoverla mountain is one of the most visited spot in the  Carpathian Mountains system by tourist around the world. See more pictures below and also watch the video

Project Alert and Walk against Rape to walk in several cities

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Celebrities at Walk Against rape campaign 2010
 On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Project Alert, Rubies Ink, Delta Women, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) along with several other civil society organizations and individuals will walk in several cities around Nigeria to raise awareness about violence against women in Nigeria, and in particular, demand action on the gang-rape of a young lady by five young men alleged to be students of Abia State University (ABSU).

The walk will take place in the following cities:
Abia: Walk will commence at the Okpara square in Umuahia, Abia state and conclude at the state house.
Lagos: Protest will hold at the Abia State Liaison Office in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Abuja : Protesters will converge at The Eagle Square

28 September, 2011

KC of KC Presh takes on acting role in a new movie with Genevieve Nnaji

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It was with surprise, some months back when the news broke, that the “Sengemenge” duo of  KcPresh have gone separate ways with their musical career, that lasted over 10 years.
The separation brought about fresh singles- Okpekete, Now I Know, O’ Bad from Kcee and Presh now having great air plays.
We can tell you, that the separation of KcPresh is bringing about new developments to the entertainment industry and the general public, as we gathered from a reliable source, that Kingsley Okonkwo[Kcee] is now fishing in Nollywood waters. The movie is said to have a rich cast featuring Genevieve Nnaji, Mercy Johnson alongside top Nollywood actors and actresses. The movie is said to be about a twisted love story gone wrong, and all parties are getting ready to go on location a couple of weeks.
Kcee recently on his twitter handle,@KceeO has been tweeting about him experimenting with new things, in his career.
One can’t wait to see Kcee show another creative part of him although we seriously doubt that we will be entertained except having a good laugh at his acting attempt.


27 September, 2011

Fashion Lounge: Fashion Industry Networking party is back with a Bang!

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 The event will take place on Thursday 6th October at the newly refurbished Ember Creek 32 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. The event which launched in July at Chrome has already been featured on MTV BASE, STV AND AIT, and in publications such as Elan, Bella Naija, Sleek weekly, Fab magazine online etc. We have had the likes of multi award winning singer Tiwa Savage and Fashion editor of Genevieve Magazine and Renowned Fashion Designer Mai Atafo grace the event and more.

Nigerian Music Stars join Cast of Shuga: Love, Sex, Money on Location in Nairobi

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Nairobi/Lagos, 27 September 2011: Nigerian musicians Banky W and Wiz Kid are jetting off to Kenya this week to appear in Shuga: Love, Sex, Money, the critically acclaimed sex-and- relationships TV series brought to you by MTV Base, The Staying Alive Foundation, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation.

Banky W and Wiz Kid will both play themselves in the series, performing during emotionally hard-hitting club scenes shot at luxury Nairobi hangout, Skylux Lounge.   Nigerian viewers will get the chance to see Wiz Kid and Banky W in action from 14 February 2012 when Shuga: Love; Sex; Money premieres on MTV channels around the world.

Joining Banky W and Wiz Kid in the series will be Kenyan singer Avril (Miss B’have) and cast members Sharon Olago (Violet), David Omwange (Skola), Nick Mutuma (Leo), Antony Mwangi (Kennedy) and Valerie Kimani (Sindi), Nick Ndeda (Angelo), Nancy Wanjiku (Baby), Brenda Wairimu (Dala), Edward Nyanaro (Rayban), Ikubese Emmanuel – a.k.a. 9Con - (Femi),

Tee A dazzles Abuja Fans with Wizkid, Naeto C, others

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As part of plans to commemorate the 15th anniversary of his career as a stand-up comedian, Tee A is kicking off the first in a series of live ‘TymeOut with Tee A’ concerts this Sunday October 2, 1011.

The multi-talented entertainer announced in Lagos, today, that his Tyme Out With Tee A Live in Abuja concert, billed for the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, ‘will shake the city of Abuja to its foundations’.

The event is organized by Tee A’s company First Class Entertainment, in conjunction with Transcorp Hilton Hotel; with support from BlackHouse Media, AIT, Primetime Entertainment, Hip TV, Soundcity, IAM, Yankee Entertainment and Nigerian Entertainment Today.

2FACE IN LONDON @ THE O2 NOVEMBER 6TH

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Tu Face Idibia will be performing LIVE @ the 02 Arena in London on November 6th, 2011. For Tickets reservations call 0844844044 or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Event : The Platform Nigeria with Pastor Poju Oyemade

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This edition of the Platform Nigeria is a media-powered event and is designed so every single person can experience even if you can not be at the venue, you can be a part of The Platform 9.0 anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet by watching it stream LIVE on the internet, your mobile device or tablet.
To watch it LIVE, visit http://www.theplatformnigeria.com/live
You can also attend The Platform 9.0 right in your living room , this is because The Platform 9.0 will be broadcasted LIVE on CHANNELS TV by 9:30 am on October 1, 2011.

Music Premiere - I Just Wanna (Deep in Love) by eMJoy

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eMJOY, birth name MAYOWA ADEBAJO, is a gospel artist, songwriter and performer, primarily in the HipHop genre. He is currently a university student of Media in Toronto, Canada, and  hails from Ogun state, Nigeria. 
 
Beginnings: At about age 10 Mayowa was already performing for fun to a small group of family but his first concert stage performance happened when high school peers soon noticed his rap talent and featured him in an end of  year variety show concert. He was 15 years at the time and he left the school repeating the chorus of his rendition for a while. 
 
The Career: eMJOY has been performing across Toronto, Canada including during Jesus Family Church events, RCCG youth events, Haiti Community gigs, Worship 4 Life Concerts, Emua Fashion Show (2010), York University NSA (Nigerian Students Association) Gala 2011, and it goes on. 

It's a Jonzing World as D'Prince is set to launch 'Jonzing' Club

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 A ritzy, swanky and lavish new nightclub christened “JONZING” is set to have its high
profile launch next Wednesday, Sept 28 2011.

Located within the highbrow residential and commercial area of Lagos, Nigeria -'The Island'
Off Ajose Adeogun, this club is the first of its kind.

The venue screams ‘lush’ to say the least, from the Interior to the exterior.
visitors have described it as exciting and different!

It is newsworthy that the brain behind this night life entertainment venue is none other than
our very own D’ Prince of Effizy aka OMOBA of MO HITS records. The venue

Stingomania's Ope Banwo gets death threats from Baba Nee and Trybson Dudukoko

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OPE BANWO
BABA NEE AND TRYBSON DUDUKOKO
















The relationship between Stingomania records and two of their Artistes; Baba Nee (Omo Ghetto crooner) and Trybson Dudukoko ( the guy who played Dagrin in Ghetto Dreams )  has gone sour. The two artistes were signed to Stingomania label two years ago. 

Ope Banwo the producer of Ghetto Dreams,  announced this via his facebook page yesterday
 TIME TO TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE POSED BY BABA NEE AND TRYBSON DUDUKOKO!! People often wonder why Nigerian Entertainment industry is not having access to financing as it should. Yet, we have a culture where people sign contracts, get millions in support, publicity, promotion, production expenses and packaging etc and when they start making it, they spit in the face of the investor and thrash their contracts with impunity. Should we keep allowing this to continue simply becos we think its classy to take our loss and walk away? NO!! I chose NOT to be another victim of Nigerian artistes. THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT. I take a PUBLIC STAND against the offensive actions by BABA NEE AND TRYBSON DUDUKOKO for their flagrant breach of contract after enjoying over N12million in investment from Stingomania and then claiming they want to walk away. My friends warned me this would happen and I assured them that when the time comes, I will confront the evil. So, rather than rising above the nonsence and walk away losing millions in the process, as some have suggested, I have chosen to engage them and help curb this industry menace

Tiwa Savage, Eldee, Banky W set for VIP Nights with Hennessy Artistry

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Lagos|Nigeria As part of events surrounding this year’s Hennessy Artistry, Hennessy Nigeria has announced a series of VIP Night club parties starting from September 30, 2011 with Tiwa Savage, eLDee and Banky W leading a pack of Nigerian artistes to major clubs in Nigeria!

Since Hennessy Artistry announced Headliners for this year’s project, it’s been all work and even more play for headliners Banky W, eLDee and Tiwa Savage!

Not long after the theme song for Hennessy Artistry 2011 titled “Toast to the good life” was released, Banky W, eLDee, Jesse Jagz and M.I embarked on a scheduled trip to Cognac, France alongside Hennessy Nigeria’s Communications and Events Manager Tokini Peterside, and Head of Trace Urban Anglophone, Sam Onyemelukwe.

While in France, the artistes were treated to a night in “Chateau de Bagnolet”- a private chateau in Cognac belonging to the Hennessy Family. Banky W, eLDee, Jesse Jagz and M.I joined the likes of Common, The Roots, Ray Charles and Alexander Burke on the list of prestigious guests

OPZY - ENIBA LOMO FREESTYLE (6'FOOT 7'FOOT) MIXTAPE

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What we have all been waiting for is here, The ENIBA LOMO mixtape.

OPZY "Toh gba trophy" is Just 16 years of age,he is among the Top 10 Finalists in the DON JAZZY/NOTJUSTOK Enigma beat competition and later came 3rd in the competition.We posted one of his singles a few weeks back titled YORUBA RAP which was produced by the ace producer Samklef.

OPZY just murdered "Lil Wayne's 6 foot 7 foot instrumental" which he calls "ENIBA LOMO" and he also did a studio video for his fans to enjoy. The Young boy is not ready to relent at all and making it to the

26 September, 2011

Government should ensure that the Victim is safe - Esther Ijewere Project Co-ordinator Walk Against Rape

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Esther Enitan Ijewere is the Brain behind Rubies Ink and Walk against Rape initiative and it has been running for two years now. Rubies Ink  provides social enterprise solutions to the social challenges plaguing our world. They do this through advocacy, public relations, and other activities. Her Projects W.A.R ( Walk Against Rape) is an initiative created to lend a voice to victims of Rape in the society and also demand justice for them. Recently, I spoke with her about the ABSU 5 Gang Rape and what should be done about it.

What is your take about the ABSU 5 Gang rape that happened on August 17th ?
Its a serious matter and I feel the Government shouldn't treat it with levity, those boys should be made to face the law and prosecuted, also the safety of the victim is of utmost importance as well Young youths on the social media network Twitter were angry that a girl was raped by 5 guys in Abia state university.   And that was how everyone got to know such case happened in one of our Nigerian universities. Do you think it should take long before we know such cases happen in our time like this?


Young youths on the social media network Twitter were angry that a girl was raped by 5 guys in Abia state university.   And that was how everyone got to know such case happened in one of our Nigerian universities. Do you think it should take long before we know such cases happen in out time like this?
The power of the social media can't be undermined so also is the strong voice of the Nigerian youths, the culprits used the internet to expose their ugly act, they posed a dare to us and they got feed backs via same medium! Fear of  stigmatization is one of the major reasons why we hardly hear of such cases, people rarely report to the authorities and remain silent victims


Now the case is a national case  even the Minister of Youth and development is also involved in this case what step do you think they should take now?
Government should ensure that the victim is safe and also make the "Rapist" for committing such a crime, they should serve as "scape goats" to others like them who think they can rape or abuse a woman and get away with it.

My relationship with Kennis Music - Capital F.E.M.I

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FEMI ADEYINKA aka Capital F.E.M.I, the US returnee and younger brother to ace comedian Gbenga Adeyinka opens up on his new single IN THE NAME OF LOVE,  his admiration for Nigerian R&B front-runners, and his relationship with other artistes. 
FEMI ADEYINKA


Can we get to know you?

Sure you can my name is Olufemi  Oladipupo Adeyinka aka Capital F.E.M.I.  Born in Lagos my family is from Ogun State Abeokuta to be precise.   Had some of my early education between Nigeria and the States, until my dad finally decided to have me stay in the States and further my education.  I attended High school and College in the states and now am back home doing what I love to do Music. 



When did you start music?

It didn’t start for me at a very early age being a lover of music happened for me by chance I would say.  I started as a dancer more on the theatre side and caught the singing bug in my late years in high school.  I performed a few talent shows with my friends and that’s how a teacher of mine pulled me to the side and seriously told me that I have a gift and I should think of using it.  Didn’t take it seriously knowing my parents wouldn’t have it especially my father.  It kicked off when I was in my first year in college sang in a few groups then to writing songs and singing hooks for different artist and  then went solo from there and as you know the rest is still being written. 

You came into the country in 2009 , did you have your own plan before coming back?
I was working on my music and looking at what avenues I could get into before I came back home.  


 While growing up, who influenced you?
A lot of people did let me mention a few Steve Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Micheal Jackson, Jodeci, Donell Jones, Brain Mcnight, Joe and so much more. 

Ekubo Family Danced away with Maltina's N5m and SUV car

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EKUBO FAMILY
KEMI ADETIBA, HOST FOR THE SHOW
THE JUDGES - MICHAEL ADEGOKE, JANELL AND MUYIWA

The Ekubo family from Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been crowned Nigeria’s number one dancing family as the curtains finally fell on the popular family TV reality show Maltina Dance All (MDA) season five sponsored by Maltina, a premium non-alcoholic malt brand from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc. The Expo centre of Eko Hotel and Suites was agog and filled to capacity as the Ekubo family danced their way to the winning the grand prize of N5million and a brand new Toyota Siena SUV at the live grand finale of the show. The Dare and Utogo families came second and third respectively with a cash prize of N1 million and N500, 000.

The Ekubo family alongside four families that qualified for the finals; Dare, Owolabi, Utogo and Ngwu families gave their last performance to thrill the audience and boost their votes. The grand finale show hosted by the Kemi Adetiba had the Owolabi family open the first phase of the show with

Pictures from Smirnoff Ice Midnight Circus

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Dj Jimmy Jatt with some of the models

SMIRNOFF ICE BOAT CRUISE
 It’s the countdown to 12 November 2011 - the date when the party phenomenon that has been sweeping the globe will truly change the nightlife landscape forever.  On this night party goers here in Nigeria will paint the town red with thousands of other fun lovers around the world in a wave of specially created original and unforgettable experiences that will kick off in 50 countries around the globe including Brazil, the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia - all hosted by Smirnoff Vodka, the world’s most popular spirit brand.

Those lucky enough to be at any of the events can expect to be thrilled and amazed by a once-in-a-lifetime evening that will include extraordinary and spectacular entertainment, the most incredible music from the world’s most popular DJs, the chance to enjoy amazing Smirnoff cocktails mixed by the best barmen in the world and a special collaboration with Madonna.

Industry Nite set to Host J martins Live

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 Industry Night is set to host High-life singer J Martins on the 28th of September, 2011 at the Orientals African bar, Lekki.

Time is 8pm .. Be there!!

Selena Gomez to host 2011 MTV EMAs

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Selena Gomez has been confirmed as the host of the 2011 MTV EMAs.. Justin Bieber's girlfriend is set to follow in the footsteps of past presenters Eva Longoria,Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg to front the star-studded bash on 6th November at Belfast's Odyssesy Arena.
Acting as host for the main show, Gomez will be overseeing all the onstage antics, performances, winners and unforgettable moments of the evening.

Nigerian Djs UK Green & White industry Party 2011.

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The 25th of August 2011 saw the Nigerian Dj's UK chapter's first official green white green industry party. The event hosted at the popular spot KC's bar in Holloway road saw Nigerian and African entertainers (mostly musicians) mingle with the pioneers in the Afrobeats industry "The Dj's". Most UK Dj's were present at the well put together event to socialize and network with their peers and Factory78tv was present as always to bring the full proceedings to you. Watch here

Brandy, The GAME and others are set to perform at the MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 4 Gala Night

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Grammy Award winning R&B Singer, Brandy and top-rated American Hip-Hip phenomenon, Game are set to perform at the MTN Project Fame West Africa season 4 opening Gala show which holds this Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suite, Lagos.

The two American artistes will storm the city later this week, to be part of the ground-breaking gala show and international concert which will also feature multiple-award winning Nigerian artiste, D'banj, past Project Fame Winners, Iyanya, Mike, Chidinma, Praiz and other Nigerian
Artistes, to mark the commencement of the 4th season of the West African leading reality TV Show.

The presence of Brandy and Game at the opening show will create a breath-taking ecstasy for music lovers as West Africa look forward to a new season of exhilarating musical experience.

24 September, 2011

Update on ABSU 5 Gang Rape

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The Nigerian police in Abia State said today they have arrested  two persons in connection with the Abia gang rape case.
Speaking to Sahara Reporters from the police headquarters in Aba, Commissioner of Police in the state, Bala Abdullahi Hassan , stated that police detectives in the state arrested one "Zaki" and his roommate late last night.
The commissioner did not provide the full names of the arrested persons claiming that his detectives would not want to jeopardize the possibility of making more arrests.

Also in another development Sahara Reporters said "Our investigators exclusively confirmed that the rape, which was videotaped and posted online on August 17 2011, took place at "Maranatha Lodge", an off campus student's hostel  near ABSU. Two students, Ifeanyi Ogu Justin  and Jonah Uche have been identified by witnesses, a third perpetrator, "Zaki" is reportedly yet to be fully identified"

Justice must be done and also seen to be done...

Mass failure as NECO release Results

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NECO just released SSCE exams result "Mass failure" and "Mass Cheating" was highly recorded as our legacy for the future, We are definitely have a fast pace heading towards perdition, Instead of tackling these issues all I hear is "God is in control", "Let us pray", "It is well". Our condition has passed all that, I have heard those 'let's pray' from my parents over 40 years ago and our predicament keeps getting worse from then? These prayers alone are surely not working in Nigerian context, we need something more drastic. #Smh

RISE Business Day Presents 'Go Full Speed' Seminar

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RISE in Association with BUSINESS DAY presents GO FULL SPEED
A Quarterly Strategy Master Class for Young Professionals With practical principles and case studies on Business Prosperity, Practice and Financing in Nigeria
... Core Industry Mentor is Idorenyen Enang | current Managing Director, SAMSUNG NIGERIA, former Commercial Director of Cadbury and Coca Cola Nigeria. He will teach Participants on Engaging an emerging Superpower; Understanding the Business Style that works in Nigeria
The 1st Plenary Session with Publisher of Business Day Newspapers, Frank Aigbogun and Senior Business Analyst, Google Lanre Aina will cover New Media vs. Traditional Media; evaluating and deciding for your Business and Budget

Core Industry Facilitators include:
Tunde Makinwa | Assistant Creative Head, DDB Nigeria
Idiare Atimomo | Youth Segment Manager, ETISALAT
Segun Olukoya, Head of Business Development | NEXTON Business Services and Lecturer, Pan African University
Muda Yusuf | Director General of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Many professionals around Nigeria do not have easy access to cutting –edge learning. Different Trainings are usually not customized to local realities and potential participants have no budget to travel to a central location.
The Learning Experience in this Master Class is affordable, innovative and participant-focused.
Venue: Commerce House, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1 Idowu Taylor Street Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 10am
Date: 15th October 2011
Registration Fee of N10 000 covers Program, Training Kit, Lunch and Certificate of Learning
You can pay into any GT Bank Branch in favour of RISE INTERACTIVE GLOBAL LINK LIMITED, Ac Number – 221858450110 on or before 7th October

Call 07060545017, 08022352545 for enquiries

Visit www.risenetworks.org for details
Media Partners: Beat FM, Bella Naija, Inspiration FM

23 September, 2011

Tu Face Idibia Celebrates 36th Birthday + Pictures

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INNOCENT 'TU FACE' IDIBIA
The African Queen Crooner hit maker had his first peculiar birthday at THE SLICKS , Victoria Garden City on Sunday September 18th.
It was a night of thrill and excitement and in attendance were friends and colleagues including, Faze, Olisa Adibua of Beat 99.9FM, P Square, D’banj, Ikechukwu, Tony Tetuila, Timaya, Derenle, Larry Gaga, George Andah, Dola Bamgboye, Efe Omoregbe, Dj Spinall, Eva, Basorge, Durella , konga and a host of other celebrities.



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