31 December, 2011

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2012

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We wish you a happy New Year. 2012 will bring you a lot of success, joy and happiness.

Wishing u all tha best in 2012. Stay blessed and focused

From: Olorisupergal Team

A Big THANK YOU to You All

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We want to use this medium to say THANK YOU to everyone, our clients, readers and visitors. So far so good, it's been a wonderful year with you always checking the blog and also dropping your comments. Without you, we wouldn't have come this far. Thanks for your support so far. 2012 will be a great year for us all. God will make us Bigger. We wish you a Happy New Year and a fruitful 2012.

Signed: OloriSupergal Team

30 December, 2011

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are getting a Divorce after 14 months of Marriage

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According to TMZ, Brand has filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences." The Associated Press also confirmed that the couple is splitting, with Brand announcing in a statement, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

Perry and Brand started dating in late 2009, with the "Get Him to the Greek" actor proposing over the New Year's weekend two years ago. The couple married on Oct. 23, 2010 -- two days before the singer's 26th birthday -- in a lavish ceremony in India.

Rumors of a possible split were flying over the Christmas weekend after the couple allegedly spent the holiday apart, and were both photographed without their wedding rings. Brand and Perry do not share any children.

Ghana removes Fuel Subsidy

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Eavesdrop! Ghanaian Government yesterday has implemented plans to remove its subsidy on fuel which puts pricing at N184 Per Litre (approx.)

This might be a reference point for the Nigerian Government in their bid to fully implement the Fuel Subsidy Removal also despite opposition to it without our refineries put to full working conditions.

Conquorbilitant Entertainment Host Friends

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Tolani, Abolore and friends
The event is emphasis on impacting unity and progressions among the youths, all while maintaining a safe environment for the public.
Conquorbilitant Entertainment focuses on gathering and uniting youths worldwide with a great platform and creates a party rave atmosphere every 27th December each year. And this year is the sixth event so far ,tagged' #CHFs' conq host frnds'

Conquorbilitant Entertainment is officially into full event management, online media, productions, public relations and promoting and general contract.

New Single: The way you move it by Geeno

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Here is a brand new single from Geeno 'The way she moves' Listen and Download here




Watch The Making Of The Track "illyminate"!!!! By illBliss

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Watch Illbliss dat Ibo boy live in the studio with the suspect during their recording session for the single "ILLYMATE".Recorded @ CAPital Hill studios in Omole




NEW VIDEO: CodRead - Pon RoboRobo [Produced by Tha Suspect]

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CodRead returns with a new video for the Suspect produced track – Pon Roborobo. The South African based model cum Singer, Pius ‘CodRead’ Okaba is an indigene of Obudu, Cross Rivers who left Nigeria for South Africa in 2005 after his decision to strut the runways in other countries where he made his mark.

CodRead started making music in 1999 under the pseudonym, Boldman and in 2000 formed a group “Beat

It's 10/10 as Naeto C takes Nicole as his wife

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Rapper Naetochukwu Chikwe popularly known as Naeto C got married to his fiancee Nicole at a secret traditional wedding yesterday 29th December, 2011. The white wedding will hold soon! Congratulations Naeto C and Nicole!

Lady Gaga named by Mayor Bloomberg to drop New Year's Ball In Times Square

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According to The New York Post, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has named Lady Gaga as his special guest at the City's annual New Year's Eve celebration, where she'll ceremoniously push a Waterford Crystal button at 11:59 p.m., officially beginning the famed crystal ball's descent over the raucous Times Square crowd.

Shortly after the official announcement was made, Lady Gaga took to her Twitter account to express her excitement, writing "I'm so looking forward to ... dropping the Ball with Mayor Bloomberg! What an honor as a New Yorker!"



Each year, Bloomberg chooses a guest to drop the ball and help usher in the New Year ... though, to date, Gaga is his most, uh, unique pick: previous honorary button-mashers have included Bill and Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, Muhammad Ali and Rudy Giuliani.

Of course, dropping the Times Square Ball —  which this year is bedazzled with 2,688 Waterford Crystal

29 December, 2011

See who made our List of 10 Prospective Artistes to watch out for in 2012

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TOP 10 PROSPECTIVE ARTISTES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2012

Here, we have a list comprising of a couple of artistes who were exceptional this year (without an album release), and we therefore predict a grand impression in subsequent years.

Brymo

1. Beazy

2. Brymo

3. Chidinma

4. Davido

The Business of Being 'Beazy'

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How he moved from struggling for promo to sought after rap sensation

    BY kehinde Ajose

……Releasing a new song every week for 52 weeks.

When the producers of The First Apprentice –a reality television show about competing with an apprenticeship with Donald Trump began constructing a story, they wanted to know which applicant will have what it takes to stand out in a crowd.As the first season unfolded ,the person with the highest level of education was the first to be fired , and the least educated of the bunch made it to the final five.In this case, art imitated life, and reality TV mirrored some real facts about success. One of the traits that made the least qualified candidate made it to the final five is optimism and drive.Afolabi Durotoye A.K.A Beazy in the music

New Music: Number 1 by Zuki Featuring Bamby

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The art of rap is his passion and the skill of creating good music is what he strives to achieve every time he gets into the booth to record. Enwemasor Azukaego is a young Nigerian that has discovered his passion for music at an early age and decided to kick start professionally in 2009. Currently rounding up his first degree in Babcock University, he is a member of the Pro Inc crew (a music crew). On stage, he is known as Zuki, known for his prowess with putting word in a rhythmic manner, and his energetic stage performance, Zuki is

2011 RECAP SERIES: TOP 10 Unsuccesful Albums

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Also this list has absolutely nothing to do with sales or poor musical composition (even though some do). It is a compilation of albums that were not generally accepted with respect to publicity and received minimal airplay.

1. ORIN – Adol
2. THE FUTURE IS HERE – Dipp
3. CUPID STORIES – Bracket
4. TERRYGZUZ – Terry G
5. VETERAN – Baba Dee
6. TESTIFY – Harry Song
7. MONKEY BUSINESS - Jahborne
8. JJC – AFRICAN DREAM
9. NONILIZING – Samklef
10. OVER GROUND – Jah Bless
11. LLNP – Timaya and Dem Mama Soldiers

“Nigeria is Our Most Important Market in Africa” – Bacardi admits

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Gbenga Adeyinka (R), MC at the trade dinner with Alex Kothoor
Recently, Mr. Facundo Bacardi, the chairman and great-great grandson of the founder of the world’s largest privately-owned spirit company founded in 1862 – Bacardi Limited, commenced his first trip to Africa with a
series of exotic events in Lagos, Nigeria. Just before commencing his trade-visit to some of the largest shopping malls in Lagos, he enthusiastically and excitedly explained the motive for this historical tour, “I’m happy to be here in Lagos, Nigeria– to show how incredibly committed we are, not only to Nigeria, but to the whole continent of Africa. Because, from where I sit in Bermuda, we look around the globe as to the markets that would be our largest and most important markets, and over the long term we’ve identified Nigeria as one of those markets – so you’re going to see a lot of us, a lot of activations, and a lot of our brands, because Bacardi is here to stay…”
L-R, Facundo Bacardi & Alex Kothoor
According to Jon Grey, the Regional President of Bacardi Limited,
representing the Middle East and Africa:

“Nigeria is the most important market for us in Africa, and activations uch as these are just our

2011 RECAP SERIES: TOP 10 Most Successful Albums

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We do not have a record of album sales, but the following albums were the most publicized, most played (on air) and most accepted in terms of musical composition 2011.

1. BASHORUN GAA & VS – 9ice
2. SUPER SUN – Bez
3. DOUBLE DARE – Dare
4. EVERY BODY LOVES ICEPRINCE – Iceprince

5. SUPER C SEASON – Naeto C
6. RAPSODI - Olamide

New Music: Gberatinrin Studios Present #VirusdaMixtape Featuring Phizzle, The New Kentro World

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Introducing fast-rising IB-based record label GberaTinrin Studios with their brand new 4-track promo tape and preview to the forthcoming mixtape #VirusdaMixtape featuring brand NEW music from the likes of PHIZZLE, The New KentroWorld and emerging 15-year old rapper/singer KILT KRANIK.

Produced by the GberaTinrin Studios in-house producer St. Buster Keyz, “Funny Money (Rewind Ur Mind)” by Phizzle, “TakeOver” by 15-year old Kilt Kranik, “I Don’t Mind (Otalenu)” by The New KentroWorld’s

Mercy Johnson emerges Google's Most Searched Celebrity, beaten by Facebook and 2go

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Mercy Johnson ends the year on high notes - One actress who made so much news in the year 2011 is delectable screen goddess Mercy Johnson.

Saying that the year has been a really wonderful year for her is stating the obvious, as the curvaceous actress remained number one choice in Nollywood from Asaba, Enugu, Lagos, to Abuja and beyond gracing posters and movie jackets.

In the year under review, she got married and was adjudged the best actress at the Afro-Australian Music and Movies Award (AAMMA) which is the only African award event in the whole of Australia and New Zealand. The award recognized Mercy Johnson as Africa’s Queen of the screen which is a symbolic recognition. The

New Music: NAYDO- KAI YARO

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BIO

The story of Naydo began in the church as she started singing at the tender age of 3 in Sunday school and later started performing from the age of 7 in the Praise chapel church kaduna. It was at the Federal Government Girls College bwari, in Abuja FCT that Naydo started to get attention for her singing and performances. Sensational singer Joy Mindapa joined her school music and drama club where she began singing, dancing, and miming songs by Whitney Houston, Maria Carey and brandy.

She later met the CEO of KdWorld records “Dollar” (Ali Donli) her current label executive and Manager. Drawing inspiration from her music idol Whitney Houston and the creative support from the KdWorld music

How 2face, Femi Kuti, Obesere and others rocked TOP10 MICS concert

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Mo'Chedda Performing on Stage
Following several weeks of media blitz about the biggest concert of the year, TOP10 MICS, fans have given the Friday, December 23rd concert a pass mark as it lived up to its billings. The concert which held at the famous Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos gave teeming fans something to cheer, laugh and a feeling the concert was worth every cent.

The concert paraded 10 of the best hands in the music industry, 2face Idibia, MI, Eldee, Mocheddah, Femi Kuti, Obesere, Sir Shina Peters, P Square, Wizkid and Duncan Mighty. The show started as early 7pm with many stars on the red carpet posing for the paparazzi.

eLDee

Femi Kuti
Ace comedian, Ali Baba co-hosted the concert with the elegant presenter, Chioma from STV. Iconic DJ, Jimmy Jatt was the man on the wheel of steel at the concert and he proved to the audience the reason why he is still Nigeria’s most sought after disc jockey.

 To keep the audience entertained, the Son of the music legend, Ebenezer Obey, Tolu, thrilled all present with

2011 RECAP SERIES: TOP 20 VIDEOS

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Goldie in 'Don't Touch my Body' Video

In the year 2011, the following musical videos were identified as those that received the most airplay
and views online.

1. Mr Endowed remix – D’banj + Snoop Dogg
2. Back When – Davido + Naeto C
3. Ba ni ki di – Darey
4. No Be Today – Gino
5. Don’t Touch – Goldie
6. Superstar – Iceprince
7. Undisputed – M.I
8. See Me – Mo’Cheddah + Phenom

2011 RECAP SERIES: TOP 50 NIGERIAN SONGS

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We didn’t really experience the dominance of any song all through the year like ‘Oleku’ did last year,
however we were able to come up with a list of the top 50 songs that rocked 2011 in no particular
order.

PS - Radio airplay was a determinant factor in selecting these songs.

1. Attention – 2 Shotz + Brymo
2. Five Blessings – 5mics + Brymo
3. 50 Naira, 100 Naira – Beazy + A1
4. Gum Body – Baba Dee
5. Over and Over – Beazy + Dokta Frabz
6. SuperSun Remix – Bez + eLDee + Iceprince + Eva
7. Tomorrow – Black Magic
8. Girl – Bracket + Wizkid
9. Ara – Brymo
10. Jankoliko – Chidinma + Sound Sultan
11. Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
12. Oliver – D’banj
13. Mr Endowed remix – D’banj + Snoop Dogg
14. Da mi duro – Davido
15. Back When – Davido + Naeto C




 16. Portharcourt son – Duncan Mighty
17. Obianuju – Duncan Mighty
18. Higher – eLDee

Desmond Elliot, Tonto Dikeh,Chika Ike,Moyo Lawal,Alex Ekubo and others joined Uti for charity event

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Alex Ekubor,a guest,Micheal,Beverly Naya,Bryan Okpala and a guest
What better way to celebrate the festive season and also thank God for all he has done for you throughout the year other than show love and care to the less privileged and needy in the society. This was what multi talented entertainer and famous reality show winner Uti Nwanchuwku of the Big Brother Africa (BBA) fame had in mind when he decided to gather his friends and colleague in the entertainment industry together to a charity event organized by his fan club at Ojez on the 21st of December 2011.
The event  which was solely a charitable work done to cater for the needy in the society  had many celebrities, fans and friends of Uti in attendance and saw them trooping out in their numbers to donate food items and

AWARD WINNING MOVIE "ANCHOR BABY" RELEASED ONLINE WATCH NOW!

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Multiple award winning Nigerian/Canadian blockbuster movie "Anchor Baby" directed by Lonzo Nzekwe has achieved another feat never before done by any Nollywood movie. The director of the movie has decided to give movie lovers and fans of the movie all over the world, who missed out on seeing the movie another chance to view the movie through an online Video On Demand on their website at
www.anchorbabymovie.com for only $4.99 which is close to nothing. Renters will also have access to watch the movie 5 times within 30 days.
Movie lovers and fans of the movie can visit the online portal of the movie www.anchorbabymovie.com to watch the full movie instantly in HD quality.  The movie which racked in close to 18million naira in box office

Look and feel Like a Celebrity... Ouch!!!!‎ The end of the Year 50-50 Sale!

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OUCH makes history on Dec 30th & 31st as they introduce the annual End of Year 50-50 SALE .

Yes! EVERYTHING at OUCH during these 2days is HALF PRICE. So U can get a 50k Platinum blazer at 25k , a 19k Platinum shirt for 9.5k , A classic 9k shirts for 4.5k, a 12k polo for 6k , a 40k shoe for 20k and many more. Mark the dates on your reminder and get ready as the shop floor opens for 9am. 08023102110

OUCHlets are : House 69 (Orange building after UBA) Admiralty Way ,Lekki 1,

E-18, Ikota Shopping Complex VGC,

B-11 Adeniran Ogunsanya(SHOPRITE) Shopping Mall,Surulere.

19 Aina Eleko Str, Onigbongbo-Maryland.

BK Media & Toni Payne Concept Present Adol and Friends LIVE in Ikeja!

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ADOL & FRIENDS storms IKEJA on December 29(h, 2011 at Metro Park on Isaac John Ikeja GRA. Experience entertainment at its BEST and I'm sure you don't wanna miss this.

"ADOL & FRIENDS" (Live in Ikeja)

Guest Performing Artists:
Capital FEMI|JAHBLESS|JAYWON|KSOLO|DANNY YOUNG|AY.COM|MINJIN|KLEVER j|JHYBO|DENCIA|EGO|ELO-BI|IJEOMA|BRACE|HAYKM D DREAM| TCODE|TONY TOTCH|W4|GNEX|SHENERY|HELEN9TH| CoCo Ice|Celebrities|Yephizy.& Many More

#Special Appearance: OUR AFRICAN MARILYN MONROE» MISS K (UK)

Official Dj's:
Dj Xsmart (Raypower)|Dj Charlie Shee (Eko fm)|DjMewsic"POM"(Brilla fm)|Dj Walex.

#Tonite» Thur. 29th December,2011.
» @Metro Park, Isaac John G.R.A, Ikeja.
»Time: 8pm Red carpet (10pm kick off - Dawn).

Gate fee: #1,000 + Free CD

@Media Partners: Soundcity|ONTV|Nigezie|City people|Mingle|Galaxy TV|Sound Vision|Effizy Tv|E-24/7|03 Media|Global Excellence|Hype on TV|Hip-Hop mix|Streets legend|Blaze Tv!

Supported by: BUZZ DRINK
Powered by: Toni Payne & Bk Media
For Tickets Booking & Enquiries:
08069164995/07089655943.

Nigerian Idol season 2 just got hotter!

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It was a rollercoaster ride for the lucky 100 that made it into the
Dream studios. The contestants brought their music on with amazing group
performances on popular hits from throughout the years. Sadly, 70 fell
by the wayside as the fiercest and most ambitious contestants made it to
the top 30.

This Friday, the battle is on Nigerian Idol as 30 of Nigeria's most
talented young musicians slug it out in front of a live studio audience.
The Nigerian Idol top 30 will take the competition to the next level as
they fight for the chance to make it to the next stage as top 10
finalists.

Now the juice is that You, yes You! Have the chance to experience this
battle of voices live at Nigeria's biggest music reality show. All you
need to do to win an invitation to the top 30 live show is to answer any of these questions and the first 5 correct answers will win the invitations.

1) Who was the First winner of Nigerian Idol?
2) What City was the First Nigerian Idol season 2 auditions?


Finally, this time, their fates lie in your hands as viewers will now
get the opportunity to vote for their favourite contestants to remain in
the show. Join the judges; international choreographer Jeffrey Daniel,
musician Yinka Davies and the eccentric Charly Boy as they bring judgement day home. While Ill Rymz and Tiwa Savage bring the show to you.

So, be nowhere on Friday December 30 but the live show at The Dream
Studios, Bamako street, Omole Phase 1. And if you miss that, catch up on
these stations to watch Nigeria's biggest music reality show. It's
definitely a bigger and better Season II!!

28 December, 2011

Femi Adebayo returns with new comedy movie 'Sonte Alapata'

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Nollywood Actor and Producer Femi Adebayo is working on a new comic movie titled 'Sonte Alapata'. Shoot for the new movie started on December 23rd, 2011. According to Sources, the movie will be released early next year. So watch out for something new from Femi Adebayo.

See The Full List of Brilliant Young Leaders Speaking at The Future Awards Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders! Registration ends this Friday

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The Central Working Committee (CWC) for The Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders has unveiled the full list of Keynote Speakers, Lead-ins, and Discussants at the historic event, which will gather young Nigerian leaders from across the country to discuss governance and leadership.

The Symposium holds on 11 & 12 January 2012 at the Muson Centre in Lagos Nigeria and is presented by The Future Project, in association with EiE Nigeria and the International Republican Institute. 50 percent of the seats for participants have been reserved for open nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone else on www.thefuturenigeria.com/category/symposium.The Headline Speaker is Obiageli Ezekwesili, World Bank Vice President for Africa; supported by Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church. The Opening Address will be given by the Minister of Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.

The hosts are Tolu Ogunlesi, winner for CNN African Journalist of the Year 2009; and Adaure Achumba, a correspondent for Reuters.

See the full list below: 

The Perspective from Government

A) Emerging Leaders: Public Officers/Civil Servants –

Is it Possible to Stand Out in Government? (Lead-in – Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Executive Governor of Ekiti State)

The Challenge of Governance in Nigeria is the continuing perception that when "good people" enter government; they become unrecognisable, lost in a web of waste, corruption and deceit. With examples, models and prescriptions, this panel will assess the viability of standing up for positively in government.

Discussants - Hauwa Abdullahi-Booth (Senior State Counsel, Federal Capital Territory Administration), Babasola Alokolaro (General Counsel to the Governor of Lagos State), Dolapo Badru (Special Assistant on Youth, Lagos State Governor), Emmanuel Etim (Programme Manager, AUYVC-PMU/Partnerships & Ext. Relations Adviser, African Union Commission), Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin (Special Assistant to Oyo Gov Special Projects), Emmanuel Okocha (Special Assistant, Federal Minister of Youth Development/Former Special Assistant, Kwara State Commissioner for Education), Umaru Tanko-Yakassai (Chief Personal Physician, Executive Governor of Kano State).Moderator: Mfon Ekpo (Maritime Lawyer/Negotiator)

 

B) Emerging Leaders: Technocrats –

Understanding the Problem: Politics or Competence? (Lead-in – Oronto Douglas, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Strategy, Research, and Documentation & Prof. Pat Utomi, Director of the Centre for Applied Economics, Pan-African University)

From the return of democracy in 1999, there has been a clamour for "technocracts" in government – people who are uniquely qualified in their area of appointment. More than a decade after, has this led to any transformative change? Or are we doing it all wrong? We assess the impact and relevance of this set of public officials.

Discussants - Tope Akande (Head of Corporate Affairs, Lagos State Signage & Advertising Agency), Ohimai Amaize (Special Assistant on Advocacy, Minister of Youth Development), Chime Asonye (

Associate, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Millennium Development Goals), Asawo Ibifuro (Managing Director, Cinfores), Amara Nwakpa (IT Consultant),  Olasupo Olusi (Technical Assistant, Coordinating Minister of the Economy), Hakeem Shagaya (Director, Unity Bank/Former Technical Adviser, Ministry of Finance).

Moderator: Aziza Uko (Editor-at-Large, Y! Magazine)

C) Emerging Leaders: Politicians –

The Matter of Mud (Lead-in –Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Executive Governor of Rivers State & Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Former Minister of the FCT)

One of Nigeria's more popular borrowed clichés is "Politics is a dirty game". But with many politicians managing to be in or leave government with either reputations intact and/or praise for their achievements, how can a new generation of leaders achieve this feat – and make politics more palatable for greater involvement?

Discussants – Jibrin Abdulmumuni (Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance), Olaide Agboola (House of Representatives Candidate, Ijesa South Federal Constituency, Ogun State), Uche Chuta (Board Member, Engage Nigeria Forum), John Lebo (Member of the House of Assembly, Abi Constituency, Cross River State), Egghead Odewale (Personal Assistant to the Governor of Ekiti State), Babatunde Sarumi (2011 PDP House of Representatives Candidate), Bilyaminu Shinkafi (Member of the House of Representatives, Shinkafi/Zurmi Federal Constituency, Zamfara State).

Moderator: Deji Badmus (Head, Reportorial Desk, Channels Television)

The Private Sector Alternative

A) Emerging Leaders: Professionals –

The Degrees of Separation (Lead-in – Austin Edoja-Peters, Head of Corporate Communications, Access Bank & Folake Ani-Mumunney, Chief Marketing Officer, First Bank)

Is there a need for a greater interest in government by professionals – or is it enough to sit behind desks and do our jobs well? The historic EnoughisEnough rallies last year and the #ABSURape situation this year signpost a new era of professional involvement which is effective because of its independence from government and politics. This panel will assess impact and the future.

Discussants - Jumoke Adekunle (Communications Manager Nigeria, Girl Hub), Idiare Atimomo (Manager, Youth Segment, Etisalat), Kunle Durojaiye (Cranfield MBA Grad), Austine Imoukhuede (New Business Development Manager, Nutricima Ltd), Mariah Mogoli, (Petroleum Economist, Sahara Energy Field Limited), Jennifer Obayuwana (Executive Director, Polo), Femi Odusote (Reservoir Engineer, Chevron), Akintunde Oyebode (Head SME Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC), Nana Shehu (Senior Analyst  -  Lotus Capital Limited Kano), Kehinde Shote (Consultant, Shell Petroleum). Moderator: Ferdinand Adimefe (Research & Development Executive, Century Energy Services Ltd)

B) Emerging Leaders: Artistes –

When is it More than a Job? (Lead-in – Biola Alabi, Managing Director, Mnet Africa & Obi Asika, CEO, Storm 360)

The last presidential elections threw up a new and dominant scenario where several high profile entertainers endorsed candidates for office. While this is proper practice in many developed democracies, the transactional nature of our politics led to criticism as to motivation and reward. We seek to explore the burden on entertainers; the criticism over discharge of professional duties and the correct context within which to situate such engagement.

Discussants - Funke Akindele (Actor/Producer), Ikhane Akhighe, (CEO, AbOriginal Productions), Lanre Dabiri - Eldee (Rapper/Producer), Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Actress/Producer), Audu Maikori (CEO, Chocolate City Group), Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (TV/Event Host), Stephanie Okereke (Director, Del-York International), Nkiru Sylvanus (Special Assistant to the Governor of Imo State) Bankole Wellington – Banky W (Director, EME).

Moderator: Matse Uwatse (Presenter, Nigeria Info FM)

C) Emerging Leaders: Entrepreneurs –

Building an Alternative Resource-Base to Affect Governance (Lead-in – Tonye Cole, CEO, Sahara Group & Dumo Lulu-Briggs, CEO, DLB Marine Ltd)

Is it time for young people with thriving businesses to put their monies where their mouths are? Is it possible to be a force for good from the outside, financing candidates, and marshalling resources to support positive change in the Nigerian society? This session will stimulate thought and action – as well as effective strategy for engagement. 

Discussants - Toyosi Akerele (CEO, Rise Group), Segun Demuren (Managing Director, Evergreen Apple Nigeria - EAN Hangar Jet Center), Bisola Edun (Managing Director, Tae), Gbolahan Fagbure (Managing Director, Road Repair Company), Kingsley James (Deputy Managing Director, DigiPrints), Chioma Nwagboso (Private Sector Specialist, World Bank), Tayo Oviosu (CEO, Pagatech), Hassan Rilwan (CEO, Focal Point Group), Perez Tigidam (Creative Director, Arden & Newton), Mosunmola Umoru (CEO, Honeysuckles PTL Ventures).Moderator: Ohimai Atafo (Creative Director, MAI)

Driving Change from Outside

A) Emerging Leaders: New Media Commentators –

Questioning The Effectiveness of Arm-Chairs (Lead-in – Dele Momodu, Publisher, Ovation)

The evolving phenomenon of the online commenter and thought leader is extensively explored, perhaps for the first time in our nation's history. It is important to identify the dichotomy between the arm chair critic and the force for change. The accessibility and egalitarianism of the online space – blogosphere and social networks – can be a veritable tool for development – but how? And what are the rules of effective engagement?

Discussants - Nmachi Jidenma (Programme Coordinator, Sub-Saharan Africa, Google), Daibat Garuba ( Lawyer), OO Nwoye (CEO, SOLUTION Y/Founder, TechCircle Nigeria), Henry Okelue (Presales Consultant, Galaxy Backbone Plc), Japheth Omojuwa (Editor, AfricaLiberty.Org), Babatunde Rosanwo (Economy and Society Research Student, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland), Seyi Taylor (CEO, Blouuve).

Moderator: Kola Oyeneyin (CEO, Venia Business Hub)

B) Emerging Leaders: Traditional Media –

The Challenge of Responsible Influence (Lead-in – Ibim Semenitari, Former Editor, Tell Magazine/Commissioner for Information, Rivers State)

The Nigerian media has consistently been accused of duplicity and corruption, severely weakening its moral authority to drive the conversation. It is important to explore how much of this is exaggerated and how much is reality with a view to establishing a new credibility and moral order for the media in an information age where the consumer drives the news via a 24-hour media cycle. This panel will look at that future critically. 

Discussants – Al-Kassim Abdulkadir (Contributor, CNN), Abdulkarim Baba-Aminu (Saturday Editor, Daily Trust), Tosyn Bucknor (On-Air Personality, Top Radio/Columnist, The Guardian), Biola Kazeem (Head of Strategy, Elev8), Cheta Nwanze (Chief Information Officer, Daily Times), Ahmed Shekarau (Editor, People's Daily), Funke Treasure (Controller of Presentation, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria).

Moderator: Dr. Peju Adeniran (Editor, DocSays) 

C) Emerging Leaders: Issue Advocates/Activists –

How Far Away should We Stay from Government: Driving a Credible Agenda (Lead-in – Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, LEAP Africa & Osayi Oruene, Executive Director, FATE Foundation)

Nigeria's vibrant activism culture has seen many erstwhile activists make a quick cross over to government – leading to cynicism within the populace, convinced that activism is often an open invitation to patronage. This session will ruthlessly assess youth-led civil society organisations and how they can succeed with regard to motivation, intent and, sustainability.

Discussants - Yemi Adamolekun (Executive Director, EnoughisEnough Nigeria), Esther Agbarakwe (International Advocacy fellow, Population Action International, Washington DC, USA), Kingsley Bangwell (Team Leader, Youngstars Foundation), Mosun Layode (Executive Director, LEAP Africa), Zaynab Lukat (State Representative, Department for International Development, DFID Nigeria), Linus Okorie (President, GOTNI International), Gbenga Sesan (Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria).Moderator: Rebecca Enobong Roberts (Executive/Operations Officer, Youth Empowerment & ICT Foundation)

Special Africa Session – Identifying a Continental Leadership Context

We often speak of leadership incidents that happen "only in Nigeria" – but the continent is replete with governance that is seen as corrupt, inefficient and pre-modern. The possibility of a continental push for good governance or creating a ripple effect through a network of countries working together is explored at this special session, alongside alternatives for development and growth. 

Discussants - Hon. Evelyn Anite (Youth Representative, Parliament of Uganda – Uganda), Ewajesu Asala (Commonwealth Youth Representative for Nigeria/Deputy Chair, Commonwealth Youth Panel for Africa - Nigeria), Uzodinma Iweala (Author/Medical Doctor - Nigeria), Roselyn Kangara (Agribusiness Consultant - Kenya), Acha Leke (Partner, McKinsey & Company/Founder, African Leadership Academy - Cameroon), Kathleen Ndongomo (Ideation Consultant - Cameroon). 

Moderator: Emmanuel Etim (Programme Manager, AUYVC-PMU/Partnerships & Ext. Relations Adviser, African Union Commission)

The event is held in partnership with and support from the World Bank, Federal Ministry of Youth, Ekiti State Government, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, and the Nigeria Leadership Initiative. Media partners are Channels Television, Africa Magic, FAB, Beat FM, Business Eye, LASAA, BellaNaija.com and CP-Africa.com; and the Official Media Partner is Y! (www.ynaija.com)The application form and more information about the symposium and The Future Project are available on www.thefuturenigeria.com. Follow @TFProject on Twitter or The Future Project, Nigeria on Facebook.

27 December, 2011

Trace Urban TV, 1Music, Flytime Productions & Silverbird Entertainment Present HUSH 2011 Exclusive Party

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This week on the 29th of December, some of music and the entertainment industry's biggest players are throwing a party together to say a big "Thank you" to the industry, artists, record labels, brand managers, advertisers, Nollywood and more!

Cecil Hammond, the CEO of Flytime Productions said, "We've thrown the HUSH party in previous years but this year, we came together with TRACE Urban TV, 1Music and Silverbird to make it bigger and better."

Jameson Whiskey is sponsoring the party which is an invite only, complimentary drinks all night affair. Apparently a few lucky people can win tickets by visiting www.facebook.com/jamesonnigeria

"This party is going to be hot! Carnaval events has been throwing the weekly Industry Nights events for years with great shows with 2Face and many others including Davido last week and to come together with TRACE and Flytime to take it to a higher level for the end of the year is fitting" said Matthew Ohio of Industry Nights

Supported by Jameson Whiskey, Dealdey.com and Cintron Energy Drinks and Industry Nights

26 December, 2011

Boxing Day Special: Green Light Green mixtape by Yung6ix Released Globally!

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Fast Rising Star and Nigeria's Newest Rap Sensation Yung6ix is officially releasing his first musical compilation in the form of a free/downloadable mixtape titled "Green Light Green". The 21 Year old Rapper who shook the very foundations of African Hip-hop when he released the first singles off this mixtape (Oleku Warri Version, So far Gone & Plenty Money) has gone on to earn a reputation for himself among Music Executives, fans and Critics alike as not only the fastest rising Rap Star in the Continent but Probably the Best."Music is Life, Music is Power, Music is Light" Says Yung6ix as he tries to explain the idea and inspiration behind the name and context of the highly anticipated Mixtape, "I have been working on this for the past three(3) years and I hope they feel this, These are the Most Honest Moments in My Life" He says.We implore You to Please Download, Listen and Share this Wonderful  Compilation on Your Various Platforms.Green Light Green Download links: http://tinyurl.com/greenlightgreenhttp://hulkshare.com/ah1drl12xqw6Get More From Yung6ix...

On Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/YUNG6IX

Twitter: 
http://twitter.com/yung6ix

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/TheOfficialyung6ix

25 December, 2011

Flash! Bomb blast hit Church in JOS!

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Mountain of fire Ministry Jos hit by blast as multiple Christmas day Bomb attack hit Nigerian cities, local news media black out reports of blast!

Picture: A bomb victim helped

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Scenery and a bomb victim being helped. Stay safe all and families and be vigilant too.

On Christmas Day: Nigeria under Multiple Bomb Attack

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Terrorists Bomb St Theresa Anglican church Abuja This Morning During Morning Christmas Mass and multiple Bomb Blast in Adamawa, Borno and Niger State. Over 30 lives lost. Nigerian authorities unable to protect citizens against terrorist attack!

24 December, 2011

Shooting Paintball Guns for Christmas - An Adventure in Military Fantasy

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We scoured the length and breadth of Lagos in search of something different to do during the holidays, and for a while we thought we were going to settle for the usual – window-shopping at the mall, movies at the
cinemas, clubbing, fashion shows, sponsored parties, comedy shows, music concerts – you know the drill, the same familiar cycle repeated over and over again. But then, on Thursday, we received a curious invitation to the Xtreme Sports Media Experience – with no clue what to expect, we headed down to the Oniru – Landmark Village axis of Victoria Island in search of the Paint ball Arena – the venue of this so-called experience.

Like a soldier waiting to receive new recruits, Ibrahim Yusuf, the MD of the arena gave us a tour and some interesting details about a sport that has been used for decades by military and paramilitary organizations round the world for battle simulation exercises – to be honest, at first glance, we were almost convinced we

23 December, 2011

Pictures from MTN Project Fame Celebrites Party with Monica

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Dj Jimmy Jatt, Kevin Orifa
 There was a lot of excitement during the past weekend at Club Jonzing in Victoria Island, Lagos as top celebrities, family, friends and fans came to celebrate with Monica Ogah who emerged winner in the just concluded MTN Project Fame West Africa season 4 competition.

The after party held right after the grand finale which held at Ultima Studios, Lekki and had amazing performances by international R&B group, Dru Hill, along with top Nigerian pop star, Wizkid and winner of last year’s edition of MTN Project Fame, Chidinma.
Joseph Benjamin, Isaac and Monica
Photo Buzz:

Monica

DJ Spin'all Party Rockers Mixtape 2011

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Dj Spinall drops Party Rockers 2011 Mixtape. Listen and Download Here




Exclusive Interview with Face of Sleek 2011 Winner Alexandra Nwokedi

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 In this Interview with @OloriSupergal, Alexandra Nwokedi a Law Graduate who emerged as the winner of  "Face of Sleek" 2011, spoke about her plans as the New Ambassador and many more. Enjoy!

What was growing up like? What influenced you?

I had a happy childhood growing up, studying and living in different parts of Nigeria. My parents are my role models and have always worked hard looking after my siblings and I, always encouraging us to make something of ourselves, and letting us know that we can do anything that we want to, if we put our minds to it. I’m a law graduate and I hope to make an impact from the beginning of my career and throughout. And now that I am also the ambassador for Sleek Studio, the leading hair and makeup brand in Nigeria, and also hope to make an impact there.

Have you always dreamt of being a beauty queen or it was an overnight decision?

It was not an ambition but when I heard about the Face Of Sleek Nigeria 2011 model search competition on the radio, it caught my interest and all my friends encouraged me to enter. I still cannot believe I have won and that my face will be promoting the beautiful makeup, hair and skincare products from Sleek Studio and I certainly still do not consider myself a beauty queen!

What was the whole screening process like for you? Can you share your experience with us?

It was very exciting but also very tough. Sleek Studio received thousands of entries from students, graduates, professional women and aspiring models all over Nigeria, and each one was in it to win. I was very nervous

Fashion Lounge Present Xmas Charity Fashion Auction with BAILEYS

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We are wrapping up the year in style! Baileys Fashion Lounge Xmas Edition features a Charity Fashion Auction by top designers such as Grey, Kiki Kamanu, Kinabuti, Rouch, Rouge Valleri, Litterati, Moofa, Prima Rouge, Lola Buttons and more, Special appearances and guests such as SDC, IK Osakioduwa, Mai Atafo, Bridget Awosika,Jumai Shaba, Oc Ukeji, Tiwa Savage and more. Hosted by STV E-Weekly presenter Abdul. Guests will also have the opportunity to host a show with Rhythm fm and Big Brother Africa presenter Ik and also win a date with this years MBGN Queen Sylvia Nduka.

"Your Network is your Net worth" Wednesday 28th December @ Milk Fashion Bar, 9 Akarigbere close, off Idejo st, Off Adeola Odeku. 7pm-Midnight

Fashion Lounge Industry Networking party is a regular event attended by the creme de la creme of the

The United Kingdom government issued a fresh travel advice on Nigeria

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In the detailed advice, Borno State & President Goodluck Jonathan's South South region are the most DANGEROUS place in Nigeria. The map coded Borno, Bayelsa Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta States in red advising against ALL travel to the South South and Borno State. Yobe, Gombe Plateau, Bauchi & two other states are coded in yellow, advising only essential travels; other states in Nigeria are coded in green, with minimal but potential risk. The map illustration scores a big low on Security in Nigeria. Details can be found on British Foreign and Commonwealth office Website
www.fco.gov.uk  / Travel advice Nigeria.

22 December, 2011

‪Eromo Egbejule Interviews Kevin Lyttle

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I Wanna Work With African Artistes, Carribean SuperStar Declares His hit single, Turn Me On rocked intercontinental waves some years back and everyone danced and gyrated to the soca music of Caribbean superstar.


Kevin Lyttle.
However, he went silent for quite a while. Young celebrity journalist,
Eromo Egbejule crossed seven seas and climbed seven mountains in search of him. When he did find Kev, they had a chat about his new record label, new singles and life besides music.
Eromo Egbejule: Yo Kev, howdy? How's your weekend going?
Kevin Lyttle: Hello, my weekend is going great thank you, very productive.

Eromo Egbejule: Like me, you studied engineering so why did you betray our profession, man? What allure did soca music and entertainment in general hold for you?
Kevin Lyttle: Dang…he just said I betrayed Engineering!:) That is a very strong word. lol. Engineering I did study yes, but that was never my dream. I studied Engineering for that was the guidance I had growing up. My mother wanted to make sure I had the best education but also my father figure growing up (I was very close to his sons) use to fix things he was very technical and that too runs on both sides of my family, for my

R Kelly claims to have written 32 more Chapters of 'Trapped in the Closet' Series

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After plotting out almost two hours of new melodrama, the singer said just one thing is standing between his daft saga and the silver screen: money.

"It costs a lot of money to do it," Kelly explained to TMZ, "so we're actually looking for investors." It has been years since Kelly debuted his gonzo serial, telling a story of guns, priests, infidelity and little people over catchy narrative songs. Across two years, he released 22 chapters – making the jump from sound recordings to full-blown mini movies. A corresponding DVD was released in 2007.

"Trapped in the Closet is about me being silly and not having a job and having nothing else to do, and sitting around in the studio," Kelly said. "I've always wanted to be a movie director ... and this is pretty much my movie director seeping out through my music." he said,

MTN Rewards Users with Xmas Surprises

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In a bid to appreciate and reward patronage from loyal subscribers, Nigeria's leading Telecommunication network, MTN is now offering a more convenient and exciting means of communication this yuletide
period.

The offer which takes place from now till January 31, 2012 is summarized below:

1)      Available to all customers on the MTN family and Friends "Xpanded": Get one minute free worth N30 for every three minutes received. To enroll and enjoy this bonus, text Bonus to 131.
2)      Available to all MTN Prepaid customers: Enjoy the lowest call rate at N8.33k when you pay only N100 for 12 minutes of call to China, US, Canada and UK lines. To buy this bundle, Text YES
to short code 321.
3)      Available to all MTN Prepaid customers: Recharge from N50 - N400 and get 10% extra airtime OR recharge N400 and above to get 20% extra airtime free!

MTN came up with this exciting package to reward customers who have been loyal throughout the year and also enable better communication among family and friends this yuletide season since it is a season to
show love and care. Xmas Surprises is a more affordable package this
season, the international call bundle is the lowest international call
rate in Nigeria.

The brand is also on social media and you can connect via
facebook.com/MTNLoaded and twitter.com/MTNNG


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