Monday 30 April 2012

‘I didn’t scatter Mo’Hits’ – Don Jazzy

In the last few weeks, the world has seen the end of an era – the Mo’Hits era, but not without a full dose of drama – more drama than in those recycled South-American soap operas.
Drama backed with claims, counter claims, responses, counter responses, exclusive interviews, exposing facts and leaked E-mails. And if you think the drama is over, you are hereby advised to grab a bowl of popcorn, snuggle up in your couch and keep watching, because from the looks of it, this isn’t ending soon.
If you’ve followed the Mo’Hits brouhaha – a la the ‘D’banj VS Don Jazzy messy fight’, you’ve either been entertained, amused or downright irritated. Nevertheless, the drama continues with both parties still not letting their guards down…
It’s been the same old story for most persons with the title ‘Don’ in the mafia movies – unparalleled rise to success, years of reign and respect but then an ultimate crash. Name it – Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, Casino, Frank Lucas….it’s all the same. Is this the same fate of our beloved Don Jazzy?
Don Jazzy was hardly the fan favourite back then; sure, he was respected, but he wasn’t the one the fans clung to. He barely spoke, letting D’banj do all the talking (and gesticulating). Don Jazzy grew the persona of a real mafia don – you know, like the ones in Sicily that head the cartel, always feared and respected, known to bless careers with hits (songs) upon hits.

2face Idibia releases fifth album "Away and Beyond"

Africa's number one artiste, 2face Idibia has released his fifth studio album "Away and beyond" today April 30, 2012. 

The album which contains 16 soulful tracks is being released under 2face's Hypertek Entertainment and Now Muzik.

"My New Album Is For The Mature Minds", 2face said. The first single My rainbow off the album was released few weeks ago .The album launch "Buckwld & Breathless, Away & Beyond" concert takes place tonight at the Eko Hotels & Suites, V.I Lagos. hits 20,000 views in first 4 months

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Sunday 29 April 2012

Mya K awarded two scholarships in UK

Time out with Mya K in Nigeria is always short and precious as she has to touch different states in Nigeria anytime she is on a short break from school. On her last trip last month, she hinted press men about the double scholarship she was awarded in the United Kingdom. One is in her regular primary school, while the other is in her music school.

I am sure the school authorities must have observed with keen interest her rapid development in the art, and her ability to blend both studies with the pursuit of her musical career which is quite demanding.It will be recalled that Mya K was in Nigeria late 2011 and asides recording of tracks, shooting of her videos, and promotions, she also organized a media parley with who is who in the entertainment sector in the South of Nigeria. Talents imbedded in the little girl even got the attention of the executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state, and she was invited to dine with the first family in the state on Christmas eve.

Former Javis manager, Edu Offong bounced at the club

Sunday, April 14th 2012 will forever remain memorable in the live of High society chic Edu Ofong, the former manager of Javis Nite Club as it was a day she was denied of access to Javis Nite Club for her 'thanksgiving party'.
Recently, after months, nightlife was revived by the re-opening of Javis Nite Club in the heart of Uyo by Kabash the Atlantic FM House Party presenter and artiste manager whose creative ideas and affiliation with Chop Money Boiz movement helped to revive the club.
Her departure from Javis Nite Club had caused many ripples in high and low places, last week, it was in the news that the relationship with the club owner went soar,but with an aoita truth, Edu left for National Youth Service Corps in a nothern state, now she is done and it is worth thanking God for. Of cause, Javis should be the best choice of location, ignoroing her unofficial affiliation with M-Lounge Nite Club at Monty Suites.

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Van Vicker arrested by SSS over fake guns

It has come to light that Ghanaian star, Van Vicker was recently arrested in Nigeria. The actor had flown into Nigeria, with several fake guns, which he had intended to use in a movie. At the airport, he was asked to identify the items in his luggage, and when the fake guns were discovered, he was taken to the office of the State Security Service (SSS) in Ikoyi for further questioning.
Fortunately, he had the presence of mind to send a BB message to star actress, Uche Jombo, asking for her assistance. The actress was able to facilitate the release of the Ghanaian star from detention, but without his prop guns. Sorry about the nasty experience Van. Don't let it get you down.

Monday 23 April 2012

2012 AMA Awards - Rita Dominic, Majid Michel, Adesuwa Win big [Full List]

 The 2012 African Movie Academy Awards took place last night April 22,2012 at the expo centre,Eko Hotel & Suite ,Lagos. South African Charlie Vundla scooped Best Director and his debut, film noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million, was named Best Film. With four awards, How 2 Steal 2 Million was the most awarded film on the night. Nigeria’s Benin-set historical epic Adesuwa was a close second with three awards, for Costume Design, Visual Effects, and Best Nigerian Film.
Nigeria’s Rita Dominic was named Best Actress for her role in Kenyan film Shattered, while Ghanaian Majid Michel won Best Actor for his role in Somewhere in Africa. Danny Glover's Toussaint Louverture was named Best Diaspora Film. Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis hosted the prestigious awards, which included performances from Asa, 2Face Idibia and Senegal’s Viviane Ndour.
South Africa’s crime drama State of Violence won Best Film in an African Language and Best Achievement in Sound.

Click read more to see list of all the winners

D’banj: How Don Jazzy betrayed me


 This is a very revealing interview of D’banj as conducted by TheNet’s Ayeni Adekunle. Quite incisive, revealing and entertaining. You can’t afford to miss it.  
There’s an important person in that building, right?’ the cab driver asked. ‘Important musician?
I nodded, too tired to let any curious driver drag me into a conversation.
He got the message and left me alone the entire drive from Canary Wharf to the London Marriot Hotel, in Grosvenor Square.
Then, as I got down to get my suitcase from the trunk, he gave me a knowing look, smiled, and said ‘are you the musician?

Sunday 22 April 2012

Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Releases 70th Birthday Album

Evangelist Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi has released a new audio CD to mark his 70th birthday. The new CD is titled obey@70 special anniversary release and is  now available in all records store nationwide.
    Evangelist obey turned 70 on April 3,2012 and it was celebrated with family and friends at 10 degrees event, Ikeja.

Nollywood’s oldest bachelor, Chidi Mokeme gets married

Nollywood star actor Chidi Mokeme got married today to his lover Jane Oduah on Saturday in Owerri, Imo state. The traditional wedding was attended by friends and family. Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu were among the stars present. The white wedding will take place April 28, 2012.

PHOTO: Liz Benson, KOK, Ini Edo @ Stephanie Okereke’s wedding in Paris

 Legendary Nollywood actress turned Evangelist, Liz Benson was at Paris alongside reigning movie stars including Ini Edo, Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda for the wedding of Stephanie Okereke.

The Nollywood star actress/producer Stephanie Okereke got married to her partner, Linus Idahosa at the French capital on Saturday.

Crystals wins Star Quest 2012

The star quest 2012 competition has come to an end. Crystals emerged the winner beating the three other bands Soul Rhythm, Golden Clef, and Quantum Vibes .Six bands entered into the star fameland since last month battling for the top prize.

Da Blingz and D'rayz were evicted last week .

Remembering Rapper Dagrin 2 years later

Olaitan Olaonipekun popularly known as Dagrin passed away exactly  two years ago (22nd April,2010) .His sudden death was shocking as he was at the top of his game.

God knows best , May his soul continue to Rest In peace.

Saturday 21 April 2012

Lionel Messi’s girlfriend pregnant

Lionel Messi, considered one of the best players ever, might soon be facing bigger challenges off the pitch as there are reports he might be a daddy soon.
The news first broke on an Argentine radio program and has since been confirmed by multiple media sources. Barcelona player Lionel Messi and his long-time girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo are reportedly expecting their first child together.

Mike Tyson got a prison guard pregnant while in prison

Former Heavy-weight champion Mike Tyson claims to have gotten a prison officer pregnant when he was in jail. 

The 45-year-old retired boxer who served three years of a six-year prison sentence for rape in 1992 and returned to jail for nine months in 1998 following a road rage conviction revealed the woman in question did not have the child, but he refused to elaborate on any other details.

Asked by ESPN host Rick Reilly what he has left out of his one-man show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth', he said: ''I didn't talk about getting a prison official pregnant.
''Oh yeah. In prison, stuff happens. But she had no baby.''

Mike who has eight children also discussed the many drugs he used to take, describing the substances, both legal and prescription, as his ''little friends''.
He said: ''I just liked morphine, but I had to take a lot of it because it didn't stay in your system for a long time.''And I'd have my cocaine, and I had my marijuana, and I had my Cialis and Viagra and my little friends all sitting there.''

Jennifer Lopez battles first husband over alleged sex tape

Lopez (r) with Noa
Pop-star Jennifer Lopez is battling her first husband Ojani Noa over an alleged sex tape. In a document obtained by Radaronline , Noa claims to possess the tape involving him and the  pop star  from their honeymoon.

Lopez had previously unleashed her legal team on Noa to try to prevent the release of the tape.In the latest round of correspondence, Noa's business associate Ed Meyer tells J.Lo's attorney Jay Lavely that the singer "has made numerous claims and allegations that she has never consented to Ojani Noa's Home Videos.

M.I renews contract with Chocolate City Records

MI flanked by Chocolate City bosses
Chocolate city records frontman M.I Abaga has renewed his contract  with the record label.  The contract was signed earlier today ,though the terms have not been disclosed. Rumour has been going round that M.I is leaving Choc.City after launching his own record label, Loopy Music few weeks ago.

The rumour has just been refuted by the contract renewal. M.I has released two albums Talk About It and MI2 under chocolate city music. 
Signing the contract with smiles

Bishop Oyedepo faces N2bn suit for slapping church member

The popular pastor and founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International also known as Winners’ Chapel is being sued for N2b for slapping a young girl last year during a church service.
Premium Times reports that the law suit is coming from a Lagos based lawyer Robert Igbinedion who said he filed the suit on behalf of the young lady, at the Ogun State High Court ‘for the enforcement of the lady’s fundamental rights to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment, human dignity, fair hearing, and freedom from discrimination.’
Igbinedion, who is a solicitor at Salus Populi Chambers, and represented the victims of the celebrated Pastor Emeka Ezeugo (aka Reverend King) in 2006 is seeking an award of N2b as ‘general and exemplary damages’ against Oyedepo.’

Thursday 19 April 2012

Omotola Jalade says Shell must own up, pay up and clean up the Niger-Delta

Nollywood star actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has called on shell to own up ,pay up and clean up the Niger Delta. The amnesty International ambassador said  this in a video which features her standing in front of Shell headquarters in London .

Hi my name is omotola, I was born from ondo state in the niger delta region of nigeria, I bring to you a message from amnesty international.Amnesty international has teamed up with communities and some civil societies organization in Nigeria to call on shell to clean up oil pollution across the niger delta,She said.

The video features ‘Barren Land, an unreleased song from Omotola’s forthcoming album.

D’banj signed to Mercury Records

Nigerian superstar Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj has been featured on the Mercury Records website ( as an official artiste with the likes of Bon Jovi, NE-YO, Rihanna to name a few.

Considering he has recently been given an official Vevo channel, everything seem to be going well for the Nigerian born entertainer.

The full details of the contract is yet to be confirmed so as to know if it is a partnership deal with G.O.O.D music.

Congrats Mr D'banj!!!

- SomewhereInMoscow

Style Blitz back with issue 8

Arguably, one of the hottest events magazines east of the Niger, Style Blitz has hit the newsstands with its 8th issue.

Edited by renowned and versatile sports presenter, Iniobong Monday, this edition of the magazine is bumper with 80-paged full process print-out.

Talented entertainment stars like Ime Bishop Umoh, Mish and the online editor of E-101magazine and foremost blogger, Aniekan Ekah are featured alongside the regular features such as fashion, style, sports, profiles and plenty of events pages for you to feed your eyes on.

You can’t afford to miss this edition of the magazine.

President Jonathan makes list of 100 Most Influential People in the World

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria yesterday made The TIME 100 most influential people in the world. TIME took time to x-ray and bring out the names of the people who have made more news in different fields such as sport, politics, business etc in the past 12 months.

Below is what Jonhson Sirleaf, President of Liberia wrote about Goodluck Jonathan as he made the TIME list:

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan exemplifies the African political renaissance at a time when the people of the continent are starting to reap the fruit of their resources and their hard work. President Jonathan, 54, possesses the qualities needed at this moment of great challenges, having come to power at a crucial moment in the history of Nigeria. The country has grown out of its past of corruption, mismanagement and brutality, but the foundation of good governance is still fragile.
In two short years, President Jonathan has shown the same dexterity he demonstrated as governor of Bayelsa, the same ability to find the remedies to the many complexities of running a nascent democracy. He has spearheaded the fight against corruption and turned Nigeria into an example of good governance. He has also made a significant impact on consolidating peace and security in West Africa. From the onset of our own crisis, Liberia has benefitted from the support of Nigeria. President Jonathan not only upheld the trend but added to it. With leaders like President Jonathan, Africa is sure to move toward prosperity, freedom and dignity for all of its people.
Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia

Movie star, Chidi Mokeme marries Nigeria's aviation minister's sister

Popular actor and former reality show presenter, Chidi Mokeme is surely a lady's man.
The tall and handsome dude won the hearts of his opposite while he was frequent in movies.

Some weeks ago, news leaked that the prolific actor would be getting married this weekend but the identity of the bride to be was kept secret.

We can report to you that the lucky girl for the 40 years old actor is named Jean Oduah.
According to gist making round the town, Jean is the younger sister of Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi

Wednesday 18 April 2012

R.I.P Olubayo Adefemi: One year after

Yesterday marked exactly one year since the sudden death of former Super Eagles full back, Olubayo Adefemi. He died on 18.04.2011 in a car crash in Egnatia Odos, near the city of Kavala, Greece.

Bayo, as he was fondly called was to marry his fiancée in May of last year and was actually on his way back to Nigeria to finalise the marriage plans.

It’s a pity…just like raindrops falling from our eyes, just like tear drops falling from the skies (thanks 2baba).

New songs: Supersonic Blaze - 'Mafipara' + 'Ebeano' + 'Chericoco'

Blaze, but recently known as SUPERSONIC BLAZE –SSB, is making a big resurgence to the music scene after he delighted us with his previous mixtape piece   "SUPERSONIC HYDRO Vol. 1” which had banging joints on it.

Again Supersonic Blaze returns with three new singles for our listening delight. They include ‘Mafipara’, ‘Ebeano’ and ‘CheriCoco’.  The songs are from his yet to be titled album coming soon. Listen, enjoy and download   

Mafipara - DOWNLOAD

Chericoco - DOWNLOAD 

Ebeano  -  DOWNLOAD