31 January, 2012
30 January, 2012
Their marriage lasted for three years (2005 - 2008)
After 4 years of being alone, Alec Godwin got his groove back after the messy divorce and remarried.
He got married on Saturday January 28th,2012 to his new wife. Congratulations Alec!
"The Artist," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Help," Jean Dujardin and Betty White were among the winners at Sunday's 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The SAG Actor honors were given to both television and film actors. Winners are chosen by their acting peers. Take a look at the complete list of winners below.
Outstanding stunt ensemble, Film: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
Outstanding stunt ensemble, TV: "Game of Thrones"
Outstanding male actor in supporting role, Film: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Tolulope Abraham Adesina popularly known as TOLU is a prolific vocalist, performer, songwriter and producer. Originally from Oyo state and the first of five siblings. Tolu was born in Kaduna State and began singing since he was 11 and has come a long way. He lived most of his childhood in the north where he went
29 January, 2012
Christina Aguilera performed James' timeless hit "At Last," while Stevie Wonder sang with the church choir. Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy.
Aguilera, 31, has been a longtime fan of James. "Her raw tone and the passion she put forth on a record spoke to me at a very young age and has continued to influence and inspire me throughout my career," The Voice mentor explained on her official website. "Etta James was a force to be reckoned with. A true gift to music and a woman of great spirit and courage."
According to a statement availed to The Guardian yesterday, over the past 17 years the competition has grown in size and status to become Africa's most prestigious media event.
The statement said the competition recognizes excellence in a number of categories, including Arts and Culture Award, Digital Journalism Award, The Coca-Cola Company Economics and Business Award, Environment Award, Free Press Africa Award, The HIV/AIDS Reporting Award, Mohamed Amin Photographic Award and MSD Health and Medical Award,
Other categories are Print General News Award, Radio General News Award, Sport Award, Television Features Award, Television News Bulletin Award, Tourism Award, Francophone General News Award and Portuguese Language General News Award.
Finalists in the 2012 competition will participate in a finalists' programme that will include a media forum and
28 January, 2012
Come 5th of February, 2012 the city of Lagos will witness a fashion event like no other : The Wow! Valentine . An interesting mix of networking, celebrity performances and autographs, a fashion show as well as astonishing sales of various valentine gifts and accessories - all in a day ! This edition will hold at Ember Creek, Ikoyi from 11 am till 7 pm.
Side attractions include give aways ( courtesy of Sixth Sense, Kiki Kamanu, Qonot, Ember Creek, Bheer Hugz and a host of other Partners ), autographs by Praiz, Ese Peters, Ibiyemi and Goldie. Performance by three surprise guests and a star studded fashion show ! (The fashion show would be held twice due to popular request)
Wow! Valentine is organized by Wow! Connect Ltd.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/WOWConnectng
For Event Participation pls call : 08097291357 or 08034742593
Wow ! Connect (organizers of Wow! Valentine )is a trend conscious event and marketing company that deals solely in the architecture of innovative solutions to meet it's ever growing clients' needs. From mobile events to social marketing, Wow ! Connect has a package fror every need ; be it individual or corporate.
27 January, 2012
Kardashian will make her first appearance in the Season 4 premiere. Shooting is expected to begin in February with episodes slated to premiere soon.
Berry chose to launch a line with Deichmann.She's not famous for being high heel-crazy (like some stars we know), nor is she known for her remarkable red carpet footwear (she's no Daphne Guinness or Lady Gaga).
The exclusive event which has been slated for the exquisite event place, The Haven located at the Ikeja G.R.A, Lagos is due to attract the power brokers in the industry which cuts across fashion houses, wedding planners, make up lines, jewelers, photography channels, beauticians, caterers, cake makers, bridal accessory retailers from all walks of life, journalists and of course, the general public.
WED Expo will serve as a platform for singles, people in serious relationships and lovers getting ready for marriage, to meet with the power brokers in the industry with the aim of getting rightly informed and inspired on new trends in the industry and how to purchase products and services at reduced prices.
Interested companies and individuals that want to partake in the WED Expo are enjoined to visit the website of the Expo at www.wedexpo.com.ng for exclusive details bothering on the event. Registration is free for guests and spots for exhibitors are selling out fast as the date for the event draws near. Several mouth watering prizes are up for grabs as participants register. Top on the list of the prizes include an all expense paid lovers vacation, a trip to Dubai or South Africa, blackberry phones and many other prizes.
Participants at the 2-day Expo will be treated to a Runway show which will showcase the newest trends in
26 January, 2012
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The director of the Soul Diaspora Odera Ozoka and also produced the film Ije, Starring Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
Africa has over 40 countries and a large number of women who are unique and different in their own individual ways. Women of all walks of life tend to face a lot of challenges in today’s society and we feel it is time this is recognised, hence why we are launching Women for Africa Awards to celebrate and encourage African women. For more information about this event click the Women for Africa Awards link.
The ‘Women For Africa Awards UK’ will in 2012 seek to honour and award a number of women from African countries at a prestigious venue in central London. The categories have been carefully picked so as to encompass women in their many different roles.
AUTHOR/BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
MEDIA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (18-25)
BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
African journalists are invited to apply for the 2012 edition of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition. The Award is the most prestigious and respected Award for journalists across the African Continent. Its objective is to reinforce the importance of the role of journalists in Africa’s development and to reward, recognise and encourage journalistic talent across all media disciplines.
You must be an African National, working on the continent for African owned, or headquartered, media organisations. Your work must have appeared in printed publications or electronic media that is primarily targeted at and received by an African audience.
Their panel of independent, highly respected and experienced judges are in pursuit of excellence. They will be looking for entries which:
- Tell the story in a balanced, comprehensive and objective manner
- Demonstrate journalistic integrity and resourcefulness
- Communicate the story in a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience
- Display well organised research and insight
- Was broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January and December 2011 with proof supplied
, Abeokuta Ogun State would not be compared to anymore in terms of music content or delivery as he maintained ‘JAKAD YATO SII SATIN’.
After series of singles which have done more than justice in the Nigerian Music circuit, earning him global recognition and couple of silverwares like The NEA award, African Entertainment Award and Champs
award with several nominations which includes most promising youth in the just concluded Dynamix award,
spill his guts, or the other begins to believe the lie – and that said lie becomes the only truth known to him, thus he’s stuck in that made-up world, while his cohort sees the lie for what it is – a lie. And viola – a conflict of agreement emerges.
Not all lies are fabricated to deceive. But all lies by their nature are misleading. Come to think of it, “lies” have been called by many names – fiction, fantasy, and pranks are some common social euphemisms for the word – sorry, I digress.
There are some relationships you choose to keep low-key for reasons best known to you, but recently I witnessed the resultant chaos that occurs when the lines between the lies you tell others and the lies you tell yourself become blurry. One of such lies is found in the concept and principles of “Friends with Benefits” – friends who conceal the actual status of their relationship (to close friends and family) while they enjoy the
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have reportedly picked the godmother for their daughter Blue Ivy and it’s none other than media mogul Oprah Winfrey. ) It seems only natural that the girl who will one day run the world having already become the youngest person to make the Billboard charts would have the Forbes Celebrity 100’s #2 gal to look after her.
As the New Year unfolds, Nigeria’s leading Telecommunication network, MTN is partnering with GTBank to deliver a more convenient means of money transaction between family, loved ones and business partners across the country.
In partnership with GTBank, the newly introduced service “Mobile Money” is a secure, convenient and affordable way of sending money using an MTN mobile phone.
With this new exciting service powered by MTN, you can:
1) Send and receive money across the country with your phone.
2) Recharge your phone by purchasing airtime.
3) Pay bills e.t.c.
Mobile Money is a fast and convenient way of sending money when in an emergency or when paying bills, we have been able to create this new service which will be beneficial to a lot of Nigerians on the MTN network as well as Non-users
MTN Users can dial *500# and follow the instructions to activate MobileMoney service. Visit www.mymobilemoneyng.com for more details. You can also visit www.facebook.com/MTNLoaded or www.twitter.com/MTNNG to get additional details.
The Academy award nominations were announced on January 24th and ‘The Help’ is one of the leading films with mentions in Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Viola Davis) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Octavia Spencer & Jessica Chastain). Many people were happy to see more color in the Oscar categories, however, it was surprising that Mary J, Blige’s ‘The Living Proof,’ the original song from ‘The Help,’ wasn’t included in the list of nominees for Best Original Song.
The real problem is that the category she would’ve been nominated in only used 2 of the 5 spots — meaning that there were 3 open spots for more nominees but for whatever reason they just weren’t used. Not only did Mary feel snubbed, she felt downright ignored and she took to her Twitter and tweeted:
“@maryjblige Not mean Mary they are being racist..They really don’t want to acknowledge “US’ but great work is simply great work they have to”
Just this week, Mr Ibu lost his two year old to food poisoning and also Nollywood actor David Ihezie died last week.May their souls Rest in peace. (Amen)
Her sassy pink lip stains are back, this time with Viva Mac Glam! A photo of the pretty cosmetic appeared on Instagram with the caption:
"Nicki Minaj Viva glam coming in Feb. left to right…. Flamingo, nicki, pink pigeon. Haven't tried it on, but it look hot. BOOM BUHDOOM BOOM BAYBEH #mac #lipstick #vivaglam"
24 January, 2012
It's no more news among the close friends of Goldie Harvey, one of Nigeria's hottest female artiste that was present at a private party organized in her honor to celebrate her recent reloaded album release "Gold Reloaded" under Kennis Music.The private party was hosted at the home of her new Arab friend Neyal, a Dubai born millionaire business man. The party play host to few of her friends including the CEO of Kennis Music Mr.Kenny Ogungbe.
The announcement was made by her found love Neyal at the party after her speech. Neyal thanked everyone for coming to the party and made the surprise announcement to invest $200,000 on her new reloaded album
The Managing Director of M-Net Africa, Producers of the show, Biola Alabi, says BBA’s audience should expect something different from past editions. MNet's Big Brother Africa pulls off another huge surprise and this year. The producers this season are doing something different. Those applying must DOUBLE-UP to compete and it means that if you want to enter for this year's season, you must partner with another person to enter as a pair. You can pick your classmate as your partner, your best friend, your sister, brother, family friend, cousin, your husband/wife if possible, your neighbor if you trust him/her etc.
M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi says, “We are thrilled to be offering a huge, new, USD 300 000 prize and to include two new countries who were chosen to participate based on their ongoing
The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced today, in part in a TV and online broadcast hosted by Jennifer Lawrence and Academy President Tom Sherak. Leading the pack was Hugo, which scored 11 nominations including Best Picture, though The Artist wasn't far behind with 10 nods of its own. Though as few as 5 films could have been nominated for Best Picture, the category includes 9 films, indicating a wide range of support for a number of films, including several that were seen as complete long-shots for the nomination, like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and War Horse. This year's Oscars will be handed out during the usual lavish awards ceremony on February 26.
Here's the full list of categories
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
|Darey , Mo'Chedda and Mo'eazy|
The trio also had fun sightseeing and visiting media houses – Y FM and TV 3.
24 days into the year, and I'm writing my first heartfelt piece - finally unblocked. I'm making myself a mug of hot chocolate at 4 in the morning, as a tribute to the days gone by - a relic and maybe a reminder of she who waved goodbye. Some people are victims of pain, but I choose to benefit from it. 'Cause when you see life
23 January, 2012
The multi-talented trio of Orecka Godis (formerly with The Beat and now on NN24), Toke Makinwa (OAP with Rhythm and TV presenter) and Tosyn Bucknor (popularly known as 'Area Mama' on Top Radio) will host the show which is a Flytime Entertainment production.
3 Live Chicks' aims to be cutting edge as it mixes fascinating interviews with some real talk and a glimpse into the lives of the hosts!
It will air online and also on terrestrial television.
To find out more, follow @3livechicks on twitter!
Lola Margret is set to hit London social scene real hard this Febuary when she premieres her new movie 'Omo Oloro' at the prestigious planet Nollywood on Friday February 10th, 2012 from 8pm.
Already the UK scene is buzzing, expecting the movie and Top Comedian, Mr Latin, is expected to be the MC. And after the premiere, Top Fuji Act, Mr Shefiu Alao, will perform the London premiere. It is packaged by Top UK Promoter, Ade banks. Tickets goes for 20pounds single and 30pounds double.
'Omo Oloro' is a classy movie which stars Fathia Balogun, Lola Marget and Mercy Aigbe.The movie is directed by Award Winning Director Bayo Tijani and already it is getting a lot of commendations from those who have seen the preview.
Born Mayowa Adebajo, eMJOY is a remarkable gospel artist hailing from Nigeria (and currently schooling in Toronto Canada) on the scene to marvelously showcase God’s grace and truth and draw us all nearer to his mind-blowing love.
“Ẹni Dúró,” a Yoruba phrase which literally translates to "you won't wait" in English or "no holding back” is a ‘dance-provoker’ jam fresh in 2012, almost like saying “Happy New Year, REJOICE!”
This is the latest track from quickly-emerging gospel artist, eMJOY (aka the eMJOY Channel). eMJOY
Fast Rising Pop Starlet DENCIA who came into the limelight with her hit single "BeriBeri" has officially dropped her 2nd single titled "SUPERGIRL".
Supergirl, a charismatic pop love song has Dencia showing a softer side of her where she defines herself as a diva who is simply looking for a man who will treat her right. In the chorus Dencia states "You know that I'm a diva, love me and I'll love you back, its gotta be 50/50, if you wanna be with me" addressing the stereotype
Since 2010, the lounge has been alive to men and women from the music, banking and oil industry.
Owned by Tee A, a catering enthusiast, Tyme out Lounge is a non- smoking bar and restaurant
Regarded as a super-MC, writer, presenter, comedian and entrepreneur, the University of Lagos graduate
Hakym's first Single 'Plenty plenty' landed him a 2009 nomination for 'best new act' and his follow up single, was the sensational 'Dey Dere'. 'Dey Dere' is a hit no doubt and is rated one of the best R and B songs to come out of Nigeria. After a little break during which he got signed into a huge record label called Serengeti, Hakym the dream bounced back to the industry with Scoobi doo and Scoobi doo remix in which he featured Eldee the Don with 2011 big brother winner Karen Igho on the video.
The song was and is still being rewarded with massive airplay. And now, Hakym is set for the TAKE OVER with this club banger: LAMBA. Even before this video drops, Lamba as introduced by Hakym is already being used as a slang in the industry and Serengeti music has no doubt that this song would be the deal breaker. Enjoy.
ARTISTE – Goldie
ALBUM TITLE– GOLD Reloaded
ALBUM DURATION – 1hr 9mins 30sec
GUEST ARTISTES – Baba Keke, Banky W, eLDee, Jaywon, Kas, Magnito and TM 9ja
LEAD SINGLE – Don’t Touch My Body (Celebration Remix)
RECORD LABEL – Kennis Music
PRODUCTION CREDIT – Kas, Oga Jojo, OJB, Sarz, Sunny “masterkraft” Nweke, Tyrone, and Legendary
Sometime in 2008, I saw a music video on TV titled “Shift”. It featured a plump lady with rambling singing pattern, trying so hard to be sexy. That was the first time I set my eyes on her and obviously I was not impressed just like many music lovers at that time. This lady happened to be Goldie.
Fast forward to 2010, a fresh, revamped, and light skinned Susan “Goldie” Harvey with tremendous weight
The Video, Directed by Bobby Boulders was shot in Lekki, Lagos- Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa, it features impressive cameo appearances by Naeto C, Jesse Jagz, International DJ
Neptune and the song's Producer, P.Fizzy.
Watch the Video Here
The Creative Coalition is a nonprofit organization that "educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education."
Morgan was attending the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City where he was being honored.
22 January, 2012
Star Actress Tonto Dikeh is at it again.Today, she is one of the biggest Actress in Nigeria.Producers line up scripts for her and she is also trying her hands on music.Tonto was pulled to ILLESHE Beach by top celebrity stylists TIANNASTYLIN on Saturday Jan. 21st.
Standing for hours she modelled pictures of the label for a fashion catalogue out soon.
Tonto Dike,born in June 1985, she is a graduate of University of Portharcourt, who took a big risk by coming to Lagos to seek a career in Nollywood shortly after she completed in the Next Movie Star Reality Show in 2006. In just 5 years she has worked her way to the top having featured in over 100 movies and she is today one of the highest paid Actress. She is also working hard on a music career having signed a management contract with Kas Records.
21 January, 2012
The website said German supermodel Heidi, 38, will cite 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for the split.
The reports have shocked fans of the couple who often make public displays of affection at red carpet events, and are a picture of happiness with their four children.
The couple or their management are yet to comment on the reports. They were last seen together on December 27, with Heidi tweeting a picture of her and her husband smiling against the backdrop of mountains in Aspen, Colorado.
They met in 2004 while Heidi was pregnant with her daughter Leni, now seven, with Italian businessman Flavio Briatore.
London-born crooner Seal, 48, was present for Leni's birth and later adopted her. He proposed on December 23, 2004, in an igloo he had built on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia.
The couple married on the beach on May 10, 2005 in Mexico, near Seal's home on Mexico's Costa Careyes. They have three children, Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two.
The couple is famous for renewing their vows every year on their anniversary in a lavish ceremony.
In 2010, Seal gushed about the tradition.
'Each year, Heidi and I get remarried,' he said
Splitting up their assets may prove to be a lengthy process. According to Forbes, Heidi raked in $20 million last year. It's unclear how much Seal made. Heidi was previously married to stylist Ric Pipino in 1997 but the couple divorced in 2002. Seal was spotted arriving at LAX yesterday morning, after promoting his new album in London. His wife attended the Golden Globes alone last Sunday.
President Jonathan Condoles with Channels TV, Others on Kano Incident
President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his condolences to all victims, including the management and staff of Channels Television, following the multiple bomb blasts and acts of violence which rocked the city of Kano on Friday, in which seven persons were confirmed dead and others wounded. Among the seven persons killed in the incident was a reporter with Channels Television in Kano, Mr Enenche Akogwu. Mr Akogwu was reportedly shot and killed while on duty during the exchange of fire between men and officers of the Nigeria Police and the terrorists at the Farm Centre Police Station, Kano.
President Jonathan who said he was greatly saddened by the incident which led to the loss of lives of innocent Nigerians, pledged to get to the root of the incident while assuring the management and staff of
Quick translation and subject to correction:
In the name of God, the most beneficent and merciful.
We are the ones that they address with the prohibited name Boko Haram, when our name is Jama'atu Ahlus
20 January, 2012
It was learnt that a journalist with Channels television, Eneche Akogwu (31), was among those that died. At least three policemen at the Zone 1 Headquarters of the Nigeria Police in Kano also died.
Sources said that a man driving a Honda Civic vehicle had approached the security point at the police headquarters.
But instead of stopping, he drove through the security cordon, raising fears among the policemen at the entrance.
On gaining access, the man slammed the car into one of the buildings in the police headquarters, with massive explosions following.
The car, which was said to be bomb-laden, was torn into pieces along with its occupants. Three policemen on duty also died on the spot. The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the zone was reported to be in the office when the explosions happened but he escaped unhurt.
At least eight vehicles in the premises were blown to pieces. As the explosion at the police headquarters rented the air, so also did other bombs go off in the area.
This affected the two nearby police stations – Zaria Road Police Station and Farm Centre Police Station – and the SSS and NIS offices. At the NIS office, at least three persons were also confirmed dead.
In the midst of the confusion, Eneche Akogwu was said to have tried taking a few shot for his station. But unknown a yet to be identified gunman was said to have surfaced, shooting the reporter.
Boisterous Kano remained a shadow of itself as residents have scampered for safety. A security source told The Eagle Online that not less than 20 bombs must have exploded today in Kano.
According to Sources, The Reporter who was recording the location of the multiple bomb attacks in Kano today was shot shortly after arriving at the scene of the Farm center police station attack in Kano.
After the first explosion at the police headquarters, Mr. Eneche reportedly went out to the spot to ask a few people loitering around about the blast thinking they could provide eyewitness accounts. However, they pull a gun and shot and killed him on the spot.
May his soul Rest in Peace.
"This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time," Beyoncé, who played James in the movie Cadillac Records, posted in a message on her website. "I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime."
Speaking of her role in the 2008 film, the new mom adds, "Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter."
Beyoncé says, "She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed."
The Summer's Quirk Collection was created for the Beth Model Search organized by Martini. The fabrics include Chiffon, Cotton, Ankara, Cuordroy, Chinos and the likes. The collection is
Photographed by Akinlolu Osinbajo
Model : Riccardo for 3line group and co.
Styled by BUBAAI