Showing posts from January, 2013

I Don't Know Why I Always Want To Be Around Annie--2Face Confesses

2Face Idibia has confessed in a recent interview that he does know how to describe the feelings in him which always make want to be around his wife, Annie Macaulay.

The multi award music star said this when asked if he believes in the fairy tale kind of romance or if real life has been something different to him. The Idoma-born singer responded, "Love is understanding, so, for me, I don’t think there is anything fairytale about love.

"I just believe that if there is this person you can cope with or blend with, for some reasons you cannot explain, you just want to hang with this person all the time and anytime you are not with that person, there is something missing, then you can describe that as love."

When further asked if Annie makes him feel what he described above, 2Face, in his usual humorous manner answered, "Na so e be my brother because if no be like that, we for no dey talk that story by now."

Brymo Gets First Car, 2010 Camry

Not many people will believe that the Ara Mbe crooner, Wale Ashimi popularly known as Brymo is just picking his first car after all these years of his musical effort.

The award-wining dude and Chocolate City singer has acquired an auto, 2010 Toyota Camry for a whopping N7m recently, as we learnt, in Lagos after all these times his song has been hitting the airwaves.

The talented singer who recently released his debut album is already reaping the rewards of patience and hard work. Sources close to the artist say he’s very happy about his new acquisition as it’s his first car.

For a singer as good as Brymo, this is only the beginning. Remember he promised us ‘Ara’, we can’t wait for more. Congrats Brymo!

Let’s Return To Morals, Originality In Our Musical Videos – Lady G ‘De Genius’

To the ardent listener of the widely acclaimed pidgin radio station Wazobia FM, the name Lady G ‘De Genius’ is not strange. The On-air-personality who was very famous in Lagos while doing what she knows how to do best on the Lagos branch of Wazobia FM, is gradually becoming a force to reckon with on the Abuja airwaves as she is already a household name and celebrity of sort. She speaks about her life and career.
What is it about you?
My name is Grace Ekpo. I come from Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. I am the second child in the family of eight. I am an easy going but very principled person. I love nature hence my flare for travelling. Also, I like reading. Presently I am a radio presenter (OAP) with 99.5 Wazobia FM Abuja. I anchor the afternoon show known as Kulele Zone.
You have a way of soothing your audience and making them confess their personal issues on radio, how do you manage to achieve that?
To make a person talk soulfully, you must make the pe…

Mixed Reactions Trail NBC Ban On Music Videos

Following the news  that the Nigerian Broadcast Commission (NBC)  placed a NTBB ban on some new music videos recently, it was recently confirmed that the report  is false.
According to the report, the banned videos include P Square (Alingo), Wande Coal (Go Low), Timaya (Bum Bum) and Flavour (Shake) for being ‘suggestive and provocative’. Others include D’Prince (Take Banana), Goldie (Ski Bobo), Chuddy K (Brazilian Hair) and Tillaman (Koma Roll).
NBC the body responsible for the scrutiny of what is churned out to the public, NBC has denied banning any video.
According to Mrs. Dorothy of NBC, “NBC doesn’t ban videos; we can only instruct them to remove it from being aired. We didn’t ban any musical video as we speak.”
Also responding, Psquare’s publicist Bayo Adetu said, ‘We also just saw the story online this morning and we do not think that NBC’s ban is justifiable’.
He also added that the ban would not make any difference since the video has already gone worldwide and …

.I Enjoy My Career In The Silver Screen, The Bar – Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo is a name to be reckoned with in Nollywood. He was brought to the limelight after featuring in the movie, ‘Living in bondage’, which also marked the turning point for the Nigeria movie industry.  In this interview,he talks about his life as an entertainer and a lawyer as well as the need for good governance in the country.
You are an inspiration to many. Being a lawyer and an actor what was growing up like?
Growing up was basically academics and entertainment. I come from a family that places a lot of premium on academics, for my father you must go to school. We also had the freedom to engage in any kind of sports we like. So my growing up was a football thing, it was a table tennis thing and it was an academic thing. My father was particularly interested in my academic life and I think he reaped a lot of dividends from that.
By the grace of God by the age of 21, I had already graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. I was the best graduating student …

Shan George's Mum Cheats Death

The news of the ailing mother of star actress, Shan George went viral a few days ago on the net but the good news now is that the mother who has been hospitalised now for a while is getting better, according to Shan herself.

The fair-skin screen diva disclosed that the health of her ailing mother is improving day by day and she is appreciating the love and support her teeming fans have shown her.

“Thanks to all my loved ones who have been sending me goodwill messages and prayers these past months concerning my mother’s illness, she’s getting better by the day. As an only child, my mother has been my everything, though we step on each other’s nerves many times, and death is inevitable, I love my mother and I pray she stays with me a little longer. This is not a pretty picture but I still thought I should share with u all. God bless,” she said.

I’m enjoying bachelorhood, again

Saidi Balogun needs no further introduction in the movie industry. He has remained one of the most popular faces among the thespians. Balogun, who spent most of his formative years in the Northern part of the country, said he was not resting on his oars. In this interview the actor speaks on his latest flick, You or I and other sundry issues. Excerpts:
You led the pack of actors and actresses to Ondo State during the re-election campaign of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko as the state governor, but your decision was said to have pitched you against some of your colleagues in the industry who campaigned for Rotimi Akeredolu. What informed your decision?
I have promised not to talk about this issue again because of the unnecessary dust it raised prior to the election and afterwards. The truth of the matter is that I did not vote for the party but for an individual whose style of leadership I so much love. I have known the governor before the election and I had been planning to do some …

Ayuba drags Banky W, Sound Sultan, Vector to studio for ‘Camel Lion’

Bonsue Fuji crooner, Adewale Ayuba, is in the news again, but this time he is marking his comeback with the remix of his popular track, Happy People. The Bonsue fuji crooner is set to take the music industry by storm with his new work which featured award winning rapper of the year, Vector and TM9ja, an outstanding vocalist that was recently signed to Ayuba’s BA records.
Ayuba, whose style of music has won him many awards including the prestigious KORA awards, is not resting on his oars. The Remo born singer while speaking during a brief interview during the week stated that he had been working on remixing some of his old songs to meet up with the current trend in the industry today.
Speaking on his new work, Ayuba said the new single was a remake of a classic album that was released over two decades ago. Ayuba said he was trying to use his music to build the bridge between the young and old by collaborating with young but vibrant artistes who have distinguished themse…

Tontoh Dike, Ken Erics, Edochie star in The Illiterate

Many have come to conclusion that after Nollywood actress, Tontoh Dike ventured into the music industry that it would be the end of her reign as a screen goddess, alternatively, her current flick, The Illiterate where she starred with Ken Erics and Yul Edochie has put an end to such believe.
This movie which has made its position as the Nollywood home video of the rave was shot in Enugu, while produced and directed by Sylvester Madu. Not only did the stars invest their long acquired experiences, but it took them so much challenge into interpreting the characters that made the movie a stellar one. For one of the major casts, Ken Erics who was ill on location, the flick was worth his while.
Interestingly, the Nollywood dude confirmed Tontoh Dikeh as his most preferred artistes to work with, following her role which he said endeared him to do more, “she is one actress every actor would want to act with. She gave up everything to make sure we get the real character we pla…

Nigeria’s Ehiz Is MTV VJ Search Winner

Nigeria’s Ehizojia Okoeguale last night emerged winner of the second edition of the MTV Base VJ Search.
Ehiz, 25, was announced as winner at the live recording of the grand finale held at Club One-Eleven, Victoria Island, Lagos after an exciting grand finale which included judges On-Air-Personality Toolz, star actress Funke Akindele, MTV’s Tim Horwood and R&B singer Banky W.
Ehiz, MTV Base winner
Photo credit: Gossips, Gists, everything “I’m really speechless. I wish I know what to say right now,” Ehiz said a few minutes after he was adjudged the winner.
There were musical performances from Burna Boy, Ice Prince and Iyanya, after which the three finalists – Ada Ogunkeya, Kemi Owatemi and Ehiz were called on stage.
Tension mounted as guests held their breath as the winner was about to be announced since all the finalists were equally talented with individual skills.
But when Ehiz got the judges’ nod the whole audience was in agreement with his choice.
Ehiz, a graduate of …

Peter Okoye of P-Square welcomes baby girl

Peter Okoye, the other half of the P-Square duo and his partner,  Lolo Omotayo, on Tuesday evening, welcomed their baby daughter, Aliona to the world in a London hospital. It was a happy Peter who tweeted news of the child’s arrival and how beautiful she looks as well as the fact that mother and baby are doing fine.

Rapper M.I Is Getting Married Soon to Longtime Girlfriend

Not many know that multiple award-winning music act, Jude Abaga, aka MI, is just as much a devoted lover as he is a devoted artiste.
While his longtime fiancée, Erica Okundaye’s name might not readily ring a bell, the former model was the first runner-up in the edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant that produced Damilola Agbajor as winner.
Apart from the fact that the smitten duo has been co-habiting at MI’s Obanikoro, Lagos residence for about 18 months, she is often seen around the Gbagada axis of Lagos cruising his white Range Rover Sports jeep and his similarly hued C-class Benz.
Also, in his office where she also spends a lot of time, she wields a lot of influence.
Many are waiting to see how soon he will walk the light-skinned Edo state born lady down the aisle.

majek fashek on dbanj In recent interview with NET,Majek who seem to be battling drug abuse, expressed his approval for Wizid,‘I like Wizkid and 2face, they play good music. Ripping the koko master apart, I don’t like that other boy called D’banj, those ones that went to join Illuminati. How can you go and sell your soul to the devil because you want to be famous. I don’t even like his music anyway’. Hmm:)

In recent interview with NET,Majek who seem to be battling drug abuse, expressed his approval for Wizid,‘I like Wizkid and 2face, they play good music.
Ripping the koko master apart, I don’t like that other boy called D’banj, those ones that went to join Illuminati.
How can you go and sell your soul to the devil because you want to be famous. I don’t even like his music anyway’. Hmm:)

I like confusing my audience —Blessing Patrick

Burgeoning actress, Blessing Patrick, is one of the emerging talents to watch out for on the movie scene. The industrious actress cum model is also the editor of Infinity Fashion magazine based in the United Kingdom. The fair-skinned actress who hails from Cross River State opens up on her life as an actress, a model and fashion designer in this interview . WITH the name Blessing Patrick, most Nigerians would not be able to place a finger on your state of origin. What part of Nigeria are you from? Blessing Patrick is from the Southern part of Nigeria; from Ikori Yakuur L.G.A in Cross River State. These days, we are nick- named Cross-Riverians. My mother is from Auchi in Edo State. How did you venture into acting? I must say I got into Nollywood by sheer fortune; a friend invited me for an audition and that was it. The rest, as they say, is history… What does acting mean to you? Well, acting means a lot me; acting is life and I get challenged and inspired whenever I am pre…

Ex-Koko mansion housemate married to German Consul General?

Model and ex- Koko mansion housemate Chioma Akuezue may have recently quietly got married to Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nigeria, Mr. Walter Von Den Driesch.
The couple was spotted last Thursday in Ado-Ekiti when they joined Governor Kayode Fayemi for a business dinner in the state capital.
It is not known when the marriage was consummated though Chioma is still being addressed with her maiden name, Akuezue.
Sources close to the Ekiti State government house confirmed that she was introduced as the wife of the Consul General  which informed why the caption of the photograph of the couple with the governor sent to the media described Chioma as the diplomat’s wife.
Chioma could not be reached for confirmation at press time.
That marriage may come as a surprise to many close watchers who thought marriage may not at least be on the agenda for the ambitious pretty-looking entertainer who seems to have the world at her feet.
Though relatively unknown in…

Omotola Storms Atlanta Studio With Bobby Valentino [Picture]

Nollywood actress and cute mother of four lovely kids, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has hit a music studio in Atlanta, USA, with award-winning American singer, Bobby Valentino.

Omo Sexy, as she is called, is making a statement that not only core professional Nigerian singers can roll with top American stars, as she, as a very successful actress in Nigeria, can also rub shoulders with respected American music stars.

She is always setting the standard for others to follow. She hopes to boost her music career further when her new album drops in a later date

Monalisa Chinda speaks on fame, single motherhood and charity

Monalisa Chinda is one actress that I knew first from all the publicity surrounding her personal life, even before I saw any of her movies. Since then, I have seen and liked her in Kiss and Tell, among a few other movies. And recently, she's in the news for all the right things, she lends her celebrity status to charities close to her heart, she is a producer behind a well received TV series, and more and more, I get the sense that she a grounded and ambitioous young woman with her heart in the right place. In this interview with , she shares more about herself and being a mother and acting professional...

It’s a real pleasure to interview you. How would you describe yourself?

I’m a very joyful, determined, hardworking and highly motivated person. I’m straight forward and take things in stride in a very positive manner. Adventurous by nature and love new challenges as it gives me the zeal and impetus to work towards excellence.

Acting is a major part of my li…

Genevieve, Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson Nominated For AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards

The much-awaited first ever AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMCA) nominees' revelation was aired last night to millions of viewers in 47 African countries. The announcement was shown on a special edition of MNET's lifestyle programme, 53 Extra.

Eku Edewor and Dolapo Oni were joined by Uti Nwachukwu and Helen (both of Jara TV) to present the show last night.

Genevieve Nnaji led others in her Best Actress in a Drama category that include Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange, Funke
Akindele and Jackie Appiah.

Mercy Johnson and Funke Akindele also led the pack in the Best Actress in a Comedy category that also includes Lilian Esoro.

In the Best Actor in a Drama category, O.C Ukeje, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Kenneth Uphopho, Edward Kagutuzi and Jafta Mamabolo are at the mercy of the viewers to determine who among them wins the category.

Hafiz Oyetoro, Kunle Bamtefa, Bovi Ugboma, Francis Odega and Ikhide Isaac will slug it out with each other in the Best Actor in a Comedy category.�…

Sex is Created For People Who Are Married- Rapper Eva Alordiah

I am single but not searching. My mother is working on that. She is going to get me a husband from the village. I don’t know how the search is going for her though. I think Nigerian men are fine, we have the best crop of men in Nigeria. My major priority is to be focused on necessary things. I don’t see relationships as unnecessary but I see s*x as unnecessary. I am not a married woman, it is not something I would wake up in the morning and say I would indulge in it. It was created for married people. It is seen as a part of relationships by this generation because people are influenced by what they see on television and read in magazines. The youths are getting very enlightened.

Wedding Cancellation: Annie Macaulay, 2Face May Opt For Just Dubai Wedding

Several reports have suggested that the earlier planned February wedding between 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay, reported to hold in Nigeria, may no longer go ahead. This is because recent reports now have it that the couple may hold just the wedding in Dubai.

Also, those who have already thought they would storm the wedding with their 'aso ebis' for the wedding now have their hope of attending the wedding dashed because as reported, only few family members and friends would be flown to Dubai for the exclusive wedding event.

As it stands now, the wedding date may only be known to few privileged people as it is being kept closely to their chests.

Meanwhile, Annie is still in Dubai shopping for her wedding. We can't confirm if 2Face would join her there soon or Annie would return to Nigeria before jetting out again with 2Face for the elaborate but exclusive wedding in Dubai.

Segun Arinze Has the Sexiest Eyeballs in Nollywood

Segun Arinze has the sexiest eyeballs in Nollywood.

Big beautiful brown eyes.

O big beautiful brown eyes.

Big beautiful brown eyes full of life

Big beautiful brown eyes full of awe

Big beautiful brown eyes full of tales

Big beautiful brown eyes of Nollywood.

AFRICAN Nations Cup, 2013** I Warned Keshi About Errors in the Second Half” – Prophet T. B Joshua.

Unknown to soccer loving Nigerians, Coach Stephen Keshi was warned to ensure that the Super Eagles did not concede a last minute goal in their AFCON Group C match against Burkina Faso yesterday.

The Nigerian team, that scored a first half goal through Emmanuel Emenike were close to winning their opening match at South Africa 2013 Nations Cup, but lost focus and allowed the Burkinabes equalised barely 10 seconds to the end of the match at Mbombela Stadium.

Just as millions of soccer pundits have critisised the Eagles’ approach to the match, Keshi’s spiritual confidant, Prophet TB Joshua said he spoke to the coach to tighten up his team’s rear, especially in the second half.

The leader of Synagogue, Church of All Nations, who said the Eagles also disappointed him as a strong fan said: I called and warned Keshi to watch out for that dangerous move by the Burkina Faso strikers”.

And due to the fact that many people may not belief in his prediction, TB Joshua supported his c…

Nike Oshinowo's Marriage To Dr. Duro Soleye Collapses!

News is coming to us that the amorous union between the leggy queen of beauty, Nike Oshinowo and the popular medical practitioner, Dr. Duro Soleye has collapsed irreconcilablly.

Friends of Dr. Soleye said infidelity on the part of the twosome was the major issue that crashed the marriage along other factors.

Pasuma Wonder, Mide Funmi-Martins, Funke Etti, and more attend Biodun Okeowo's ‘Omo Butty’ Lagos Premiere

Pasuma Wonder, Mide Funmi-Martins, Funke Etti, and more attend Biodun Okeowo's ‘Omo Butty’ Lagos Premiere (Photos)