30 April, 2012

Nigerian Entertainment Today Celebrates 2nd Anniversary in Grand Style

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Ayeni Adekunle Publisher NET Newspapers and TuFace Idibia
Lagos| Nigeria In celebration of the second anniversary of Nigerian Entertainment Today newspapers, Industry Nite, the weekly platform for showcasing talent, networking and engagement hosted a special event in honour of Nigeria’s premiere entertainment newspaper.

The star-studded event which attracted the crème de la crème of the Nigerian Entertainment industry, media practitioners and corporate executives held at the Oriental Hotel Lekki on Wednesday April 25, 2012.

“I feel really honored that the whole industry came out to support us” NET founder Ayeni Adekunle says.

 Before the Industry Nite gig, Ayeni had earlier in the day shared the success story of NET with the creative community at The British Council, in Ikoyi, Lagos. The April edition of the British Council’s Creative

Sleek Studio's Skin Care Summit will hold on May 1st

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Sleek Studio, Nigeria’s premier beauty brand, is organising a Skin Care Summit to be held at the Lagos Resource Centre on the 1st of May, 2012 and you are cordially invited.
This summit is an avenue created by the brand to answer all questions on the What, Why and How of Skin Care products.
There will be a consultant dermatologist on the panel of speakers. Also, product demonstrations and the introduction to the fabulous Sleek Studio Skin Care range.
The seminar is FREE and will provide all attendees with that perfect opportunity to hear, first hand, from a dermatologist at no extra cost. As the saying goes, Knowledge is Power, come absorb all you can and need

Tunde and Wunmi Obe 'T.W.O' release much awaited DVD for T.W.O Legit

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 Lagos|Nigeria         Foremost Celebrity couple Tunde and Wunmi Obe, a.k.a T.W.O, have finally released their second video compilation.

The videos in the hugely anticipated DVD are from the duo’s bestselling fifth album “T.W.O Legit..” which was released in August 2010.

The DVD, which is already circulating nationwide, starts with the witty “Zombie” and “Fine Bara”, but steadily ascends to the demonstrative “T.W.O Legit” and “Believe in me”.   The colourful “Hit the dance floor” and never before seen “Atewo” also make it on the collection.

Atewo, pundits say, will be a hit with the fans, even as TV channels across the country are already showing

MAY7VEN UNVEILS NEW SINGLE "TEN TEN"

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The hugely anticipated music video for May7ven’s massive Afrobeats single “Ten Ten” is finally upon us. Starring Eastenders heartthrob Chucky Venn and the Uniquesilver dancers, with cameo appearances from DJ Abrantee and Big P of SRE (Dotstar), the Lex Lewter-directed video which is choreographed by May7ven herself excellently showcases May7ven’s dance moves, sublime vocals and everything beautiful about being an African.

The massive single "TEN TEN" which was first played on London’s Choice FM by DJ Abrantee - is a

British Caribbean Model Janita Francis Hits Zen Magazine May Cover 2012

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Editorial Note:- On our magazine cover this May, we have a woman filled with so much passion, devotion and purpose. She is a serious, and soul stirring model, a lady with so much stamina, strength and an amazing personality. Janita Francis is a British Caribbean model who has had her own share of disappointments & breakthroughs. Janita is the present Top Model of Colour winner ‘A competition open to any model that is of African, Caribbean, Hispanic, Asian & Oriental Heritage’, even though Janita lost out in the competition in 2010, that didn’t stop her from enrolling for the 2011 edition and this time; her determination, positive mindset & belief took her all the way to be crowned

Video: Praiz - Jekalo

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After making a powerful debut in the music scene with the successful ballad ‘I Love you’ and the breath-taking follow up video, R&B singer Praiz returns with another banger!

In just a year, the uber-talented act has been featured on the world stage with alternative singer Bez whose video to the collabo ‘Stupid Song’ was the first African video to make a world premiere on BET’s 106 & Park.

Praiz also headlined a handful of shows and gigs, including a recent concert with US acts – R&B superstars Brandy and Joe. He has soon turned to a fan favourite. As we all await his debut album, Praiz keeps the

29 April, 2012

Photo News from Amuwo Odofin

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From Left to Right - Taiwo Adewole, Secretary, Amuwo Odofin Local Government climate change unite, Adam Kaplan, program manager, Sister Cities International and comrade Ayodele Adewale, chairman, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Lagos Nigeria, at the Sister Cities International office head quarters, in Washington DC, United States of America to discuss on developmental partnership with other Sister Cities International members on 27th April 2012.

Big Things - Footballer Obafemi Martins Buys N50Million Lamborghini

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This latest acquisition cost the footballer a whooping N50million (€270,000).

28 April, 2012

Mr 2Kay Survives Auto Crash

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In the early hours of Saturday, April 28, 2012, Mr. 2Kay and his music band were involved in a car accident on their way back from the "Iyanya VS Mr. 2kay and friends" show that held at the University of Port Harcourt.

The bus conveying the Port Harcourt based singer and his band that consists of his dancers, backup singer and his manager summersaulted six times before it came to a final stop.


Spokesperson for Grafton Records revealed that no one died in the accident although they all sustained severe injuries. Mr. 2Kay sustained a deep cut on his left arm and lost a lot of blood but is stable and receiving treatment at an undisclosed Hospital in Port Harcourt.

Mr. 2Kay released his debut album in March 2012 and his music is getting massive airplay in the South. His hit song, Waterside Boy and Run This Town, which featured Duncan Mighty, is also the people's favorite in Port Harcourt.

Nollywood Movies Awards - Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde ,Uche Jombo, Mercy Johnson and Omoni Oboli battle for Best Actress

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“CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN NOLLYWOOD”

Nollywood Movies Awards will celebrate both English speaking and Indigenous talents with a Nominees’ Party set to take place on Saturday 5th May 2012 at the Oriental hotel in Lagos, Nigeria with the Main Awards Ceremony on Saturday 2nd June 2012 at the Civic Centre also in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Main Awards Ceremony will be hosted by: Julius D Genius Agwu and Kate Henshaw

The primary aim of the Nollywood Movies Awards (NMAs) is to honor and recognize excellence in the Industry.

The Awards will also focus on the highest achievements of films produced for the industry each year in order to motivate and encourage those who make them and inspire new entrants into the industry.

The Press Conference was held on Friday 27th April 2012 at the Lagos Ikeja Hotel (Best Western) where the full list of categories and nominees were revealed. The highlights of the ceremony will be screened later on Nollywood Movies (SKY Channel 329) and on other notable platforms.


NMA Press Conference 2 - (Kola Munis, Ifueko Gbinigie, Alfred Soroh, Chelsea Eze)

NMA 2012 NOMINEES

Best Movie

MIRROR BOY
ANCHOR BABY
PRIVATE STORM
MEMORIES OF THE HEART
TANGO WITH ME
KISS AND TELL

Best Actor in a Leading Role

VAN VICKER (AGAINST THE LAW)
RAMSEY NOUAH (PRIVATE STORM)
TRYBSON DUDUKOKO (GHETTO DREAMZ)

27 April, 2012

Karen Igho is not Engaged!!

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Here is a Statement Released by her

We have followed with intrigue in the past few days, rumours and gist circulating on the supposed ‘Engagement of Ms Karen Igho to a Mystery man’ following her tweets on Twitter. Ms Karen Igho has requested that this news statement be made available to the public on the matter.

Ms Igho appreciates the curiosity and goodwill displayed by her fans, critics and friends in the media regarding her affairs; she however prefers to keep details on her ‘relationship’ intentions away from the public glare until when appropriate.

However, to clear the air on the alleged tweets, they were random thoughts from Ms Karen Igho after an admirer and fan proposed to her. Celebrities often experience the same thing; Ms Igho only tweeted about

Pops Concept Presents The Abuja MakeUp Fair (AMUF)

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Saturday 5th May 2012, POPS Concepts will debut the first-ever Abuja Make-Up Fair. This fair is organized to create a platform for make-up professionals, beauty experts, hair stylists, photographers and spa owners to showcase the best of their services to attendees at the fair.

Visitors at this fair will have a unique opportunity to meet and interact with these exhibitors and gather relevant information they need to make informed purchase decisions and also to buy products and request for services from the exhibitors at a discounted rate.

Pops Concepts is also partnering with StandUp2CancerNaija, a team of dedicated health care professionals and anti-cancer advocates founded in 2008 with the aim of creating awareness on early detection and free screening of Breast and Cervical Cancer. Ladies at this fair will be screened for free.

New Media & Governance: Tools & Trends will hold on May 14-15, 2012 in Abuja, Register here

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About The Conference

New media played an unprecedented role in the April 2011 Nigerian General Elections. Following a roundtable in early March 2011, INEC officials welcomed the assistance of civil society volunteers with its Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as a new media situation room which received feedback from the public and later began to provide real time information and answer constituent questions.

Nigerian politicians actively utilized social media in their campaigns and sent bulk text and voice messages in unprecedented numbers. President Jonathan declared his intention to run on Facebook and subsequently became the second most “liked” head of state in the world after US President Barack Obama (fanpagelist.com).

Organizations like Enough is Enough Nigeria, ReclaimNaija, WangoNet and IamLagos established platforms enabling citizens to report election-related incidences with pictures, videos, text messages and voicemail. At the same time, traditional media houses such as Channels Television, 234Next and Punch newspaper used new media to disseminate information and gather feedback from viewers.
  
Venue - Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre
One Memorial Drive, Central Business District,  Opposite Sheraton Hotel and Towers,Abuja, Nigeria. www.yaraduacentre.org
 Date: May 14 - 15, 2012

 To Register for this conference, Click on this LINK

For more information - www.eienigeria.org

Photo News from Amuwo Odofin

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Comrade Ayodele Adewale, Chairman Amuwo Odofin LG, Henry Ferland, Director Admin Support Group
The Global Methane Initiative Climate Change Division, US Environmental Protection Agency and Swarupa Ganguli, US Landfill Methane Outreach Program, Climate Change Division, presenting a policy document on Solid Waste Management to Comrade Ayodele Adewale at the US Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington DC, USA on 24th April 2012

'Oh How Dearly I Detest Thee' Stage Play Showing At Terra Kulture this Sunday April 29th

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Calling on all art lovers… a play about the Love/Hate relationship between a man and woman Performing Arts Workshop and Studios (PAWS) in collaboration with TerraKulture will brings to you, 'Oh How Dearly I Detest Thee'. Featuring different talented actors, the play is a must watch for every couple and intending couple. The stage play 'Oh How Dearly I Detest Thee' will be showing every Sunday at TerraKulture at 3pm and 6pm. The play is written by Jane Ngo and directed by Kenneth Uphopho. Starring Eyiyemi Rogbinyin, Kenneth Uphopho,Paul Alumona, Seun Kenetebe, this is a play that shouldn't be missed.

Tickets: :N2500
For Sponsorship and tickets call
+2348037177106 or +2348034448812

More Pictures from Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012

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Senator Florence Ita Giwa presenting an award to the winner of Best documentary - African Election (Nigeria/Germany)





Best Documentary in Diaspora - The Education of Auma Obama (Germany)

Jay-Z Launches New Facebook Game 'Empire'

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 Rapper turned Business mogul Jay-Z is always looking for the next big opportunity, and right now, it appears that opportunity is social games. That’s right, in the recently released “Empire,” players can play out Jay-Z’s rags-to-riches story over Facebook. File under “street cred.”

The game looks sort of like Mafia Wars 2. You create a character with a dope rapper name who has to work his way up from the projects to the big time. You get jobs to earn dough, engage in rap battles and

Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Vivica Fox, Isaiah Washington in New Movie 'Dr. Bello''

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Photo Credit: Nollywood Mindspace
Hollywood meets  Nollywood - Isaiah Washington, Vivica Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Genevieve Nnaji & Stephanie Okerereke Together For “Doctor Bello

On April 21st, 2012, the iconic Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, hosted a press conference to announce Doctor Bello, the unprecedented cross-continental blockbuster film starring Isaiah Washington, Vivica A. Fox, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Bern Cohen, Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke and many others constituting a stellar cast. Written and directed by award-winning producer Tony Abulu, the film’s synopsis captivatingly states, “The Cure for Cancer has been found in the sky mountains of Africa, and an American Oncologist will risk everything to get it.”

Movie Synopsis
Brilliant cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10year old daughter from cancer. Immersing himself in his work from the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond

Khloe Kardashian Tries To End Beyonce-Kim Kardashian Feud

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Do you think Beyonce will love the Kardashians?

Even though Beyonce gave the Kardashian family a major diss by refusing to associate with Kim, Khloe still extended the olive branch! Can’t we all just get along?

 While fans may support 'Kimye' Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s romance, his BFF Jay Z and  Beyonce has wanted nothing to do with her. Even so, Kim’s little sister Khloe took to Twitter to try and squash the beef with the superstar singer.
 

Khloe Odom, 27, took to Twitter on April 26 to rave about 30-year-old Beyonce’s PEOPLE cover naming her the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman”, writing, “Beyonce really is so stunning! She looks flawless in People magazine. Great article… She’s so in love :)”
It sounds like she’s trying to get on Beyonce’s good side in a VERY public way! Bad move I think.

Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2012 Finalist

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MISS ABIA- Onuoha Glory
The 25th edition of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria MBGN 2012 will take place at Best Western Homeville Hotel, Benin City on May 5th. Pictures of the 32 Contestants have been released. Sylvia Nduka is the reigning queen now, Who do you think will take the crown this year as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria?

MISS ABUJA-Ifeoma Umeokeoke

MISS ANAMBRA-Elsie Anuli Dike
See more pictures after the cut

26 April, 2012

See More Pictures from AMAA 2012

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R: Jimmy Jean Loius


Jimmy Jean Louis

Sales!! Get 90% Off AsakeOge Womenswear Design

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 Get Up To 90% off Designer Clothing Sale


 Award Winning Designer Womenswear brand announces 72 hours 90% off flash sale from Friday 27th April to Sunday 29th April 2012

Mark the date on your calendar as AsakeOge announces a three day only sale on all limited edition and one off garments. With clothes ranging from summer maxi dresses to evening gowns. African prints to French silks there is something for everyone.

The sale will feature some of the exotic one-off couture pieces as seen on the fashion week runways in New York and London. As the wedding season approaches this is the chance to wow your friends in a stand out designer dress.

The AsakeOge brand is known for individuality and uniqueness. Designs are limited editon and rarely


repeated in the same print so once a dress is gone it's gone ! For three days only from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th here's a chance to grab yourself a unique designer piece down from up to £250 in unbeatable

Five Reasons Why you should not miss @OneMicNaija April Edition

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As we all know it's 3 days away to One Mic Naija April Edition. See why you should not miss this edition:

1. Sound Sultan, Teeto, Dee Money, Grey C, Phizzle and Chdinma  will perform LIVE at the event on April 29th, 2012.

2. Kel and KB are the host for One Mic Naija April Edition.

3.Venue for the April Edition is at Get Arena, Lekki.  Time is 4pm.

4.. Gate fee is 1,000 naira only. Everyone is VIP, come with your Cousin, Friend, Boy friend, Side chick, Girl friend, sister,

2face Idibia, Lami & Sound Sultan – Act 4 Africa

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Lami, UN Ambassador of Peace Sound Sultan and Africa’s finest 2Face have collaborated to put out the single Act 4 Africa. The trio were recently appointed Oxfam spokespersons to call on Africans across the continent to action to ensure that the famine experienced in the Horn of Africa recently is the last famine Africa experiences.

As a precursor to a series of public events to raise awareness with Africans everywhere on the importance of addressing Africa’s food security crisis, they have pooled together their communal influence on a song – Act4Africa – which they hope will serve as a call to action.

The initiative is part of Oxfam’s global campaign that aims to empower men and women living in poverty to

After 2 years, Adekunle Ayeni, Nigerian Entertainment Today Publisher shares his success story at the #CreativeSessions

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 Standing in the same room where he unsuccessfully tried to win a British Council's creative young entrepreneurs award for two years, Mr. Adekunle Ayeni the publisher of Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) and Founder of Black House Media, a 360 degree Media Solution Company shares his success story at the third edition of the Creative Enterprise Sessions. Sharing from his experience as a journalist with Encomium, Punch and Thisday newspapers, he started the online newspaper , www.thenetng.com with a web portal with NGN250,000 which he sourced from a family relative. He shares his well known secrets;

Read and Learn from his success story:

1. Know the system in which you operate and identify the gap

He had worked long enough in the journalism industry to realize that the business to know that the future of journalism is digital. Sometimes the business idea you need to be successful is all around, You need to be fulfilling a need in the market or else you are on a stroll.
Akin Oyebode, Ayen the Great, Howie T and Tunde Ladipo at the Creative Enterprise Sessions

2. Understand Timing

Timing can just be the only business between a great idea and a frustrating one. The website www.thenetng.com started when most people had not considered going online as a veritable option. The

25 April, 2012

Pictures from Jameson Whiskey Party

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Check out Pictures from Jameson Whiskey Party which took place on April 7th, 2012 at Likwid Lounge, Victoria Island. Stay up to date with upcoming Jameson Parties, Like their Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Jameson.Nigeria

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Tu Face Idibia



AMAA 2012: Red Carpet Pictures

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Ireti Osayemi

The 2012 African Movie Academy Awards took place at the Prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites on April 22nd. Check out Red Carpet Pictures from the event.


Photo Buzz:

Chinedu Ikedieze

People's Magazine name Beyonce as the Most Beautiful Woman for 2012

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People magazine has placed the 16-time Grammy-winning artist and actress at the top of the coveted annual list. She describes parenting as her most important role ever. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth” Beyonce tells the magazine.

The 30-year-old singer delivered her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in a private executive suite at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital Jan. 7. Beyonce and husband of four years, Jay-Z, 42, have doted on the little girl ever since and glow with pride at the mention of her name.

Beyonce joins the ranks of other stars who have topped the most-beautiful woman list, including Halle

Competition: Travel Start Search for a HOT Nigerian Model Begins

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Attention Naija!!– Nigeria’s newest online travel agency – TRAVELSTART NIGERIA is running an
exciting competition on their Facebook page.

You could be the lucky winner of ₦20 000 off your next Travelstart booking just by taking a head & shoulders photo of yourself

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the face of Travelstart Nigeria then head on over to their Facebook page, Like and submit your photo as soon as possible.

Remember, your photo must be from the shoulders up; smiling and looking up… just like the current
profile pic on Travelstart’s Facebook page. follow Travelstart Nigeria (@TravelstartNG)

About Travelstart

Travelstart is Nigeria’s newest online travel agency featuring cheap flights, hotels and car hire. Whether you’re travelling to London for high flying business or looking for a hotel in South Africa, Travelstart Nigeria can help you.

Dynasty Debuts Massive New Club Jam 'Shi le kun' Featuring Tizzle

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Introducing fast-rising Lagos-based producer/artist DYNASTY of Drizzle Crew with his massive debut single titled “Shi Le Kun” which features 17-year old future star vocalist Tizzle. Produced by Dynasty himself, “Shi Le Kun” is a dance floor filler in every sense of the word and a massive one at that. Laced with a heavy bassline, thumping drum patterns and lush synths, “Shi Le Kun” showcases Dynasty’s excellent production skills while the infectious and catchy chorus and verses go a long way to highlight Dynasty’s musicianship and chemistry

Zen Magazine Editorial Feature on Esosa Edosomwan

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Zen Magazine shared their final feature for the month of April last weekend which featured Actress, writer & director Esosa Edosomwan who is based in America. We have attached the exclusives and would appreciate you to feature it as usual on your platform.



Also, their  website is out and we would love you to share it with everyone so that people

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