Saturday 30 June 2012

One year after death, Christy Essien-Igbokwe's profile not updated on wikipedia

Nigeria’s Lady of Songs, Christy Essien-Igbokwe died on exactly this date, Thursday 30th June, 2011 in a hospital. It is sad that when Connoisseur visited wikipedia this morning to look at the profile of the departed first PMAN female president, it was not updated. This leaves those who didn’t know Christy to believe that she is still alive. At least those that put it up there should be able to do an update on it.

Below is the intro of Christy's profile on wiki:

Friday 29 June 2012

2012 Grammy Awards biggest winner, Adele is Pregnant !

Adele, the British singer who packed 6 awards at the February, 2012 Grammy Awards has announced that she and her boyfriend, Simon Konecki are expecting their first child.

Nominations for 2012 Future Awards end tomorrow

I seriously advocate for your nominations. Please kindly nominate Ifreke Nseowo in the categories of Best Use of New Media and Excellence in Service – Journalism. If you don’t know me much, just google my name and you will get more information there but at least you know me as the one who is putting this site up, the Publisher of your one-stop news spot

Nominations for the 2012 Future awards kicked off on the 29th of May and will end tomorrow, Saturday, June 30. Town Hall Meetings have been holding across the country, including in Lagos, Rivers, Anambra, Adamawa and Abuja. Nominees must be Nigerian citizens and must be aged 18 - 31. To nominate for this category, please go to

Thursday 28 June 2012

Official photos from Star Trek Uyo

  Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Mr. Raw, Wande Coal, Presh, and The Crystals were the stars that lighted up Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State last Friday during the Uyo leg of the annual Star Trek. Below are the official pictures as obtained by from the organizers.

UNIUYO releases cut-off marks for 2012/2013 admission

The University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has released the cut-off marks for admission to study different degree courses in the institution for the 2012/2013 academic session. It could be recalled that the institution recently conducted aptitude test for those seeking admission into the varsity.

Rev. Chris Okotie’s long-standing friend writes on why the man of God’s marriage failed

Rev. Chris Okotie
Arc. Ezekiel Nyaetok, a long-standing friend of Rev. Chris Okotie has taken his Facebook page to write an expose on his friend. The article titled “Rev. Chris Okotie: You may never know” suggests that  Chris’ recently ousted wife, Stephanie might have been living in the shadows of the House of God Int’l Ministry’s first wife, Teena. It is a very revealing article.
Read after the cut the full write-up.

Monday 25 June 2012

Photos: Timaya looks cute on new hair cut

Timaya with Chinedu Ikedieze (a.k.a Aki)
Last week, Timaya who will release his fourth album “Upgrade” today, 25 June, 2012 shaved off his dreads. He looks cute on the native.

Monalisa Chinda, Emem Isong Honoured By WOW Divas

Delectable Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda and prominent producer Emem Isong have both been distinguished and specially honoured for their “outstanding contribution to raising awareness, understanding and hope to those affected by autism spectrum disorder and advocating for them.”

June 25: Michael Jackson died on this date 3 years ago !

Today, June 25 marks 3 years since the death of the king of pop, Michael Jackson. He died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. celebrates him. Though he is dead, he still lives on through his music.

Photos: Wizkid, Wande Coal thrill at Uyo Star Trek

Wizkid and Wande Coal
Wizkid, Wande Coal, Presh, Mr. Raw and Tiwa Savage were the stars that set Uyo alight during the Star Trek that took place at the Akwa Ibom State capital last Friday. will bring you the official pictures of the event when they are made available to us by the organizers. 

First set of pictures from President GEJ’s visit to Akwa Ibom

President Goodluck Jonathan is currently (Monday, 25 June) in Akwa Ibom State for the Senate retreat holding in Uyo, the state’s capital. He has commissioned some projects done under the administration of Gov. Godswill Akpabio. Below are some of the photos. We’ll bring you more shots as the event progresses. 

Sunday 24 June 2012

Rev. Chris Okotie sacks wife

Rev. Chris Okotie married his second wife, Stephanie Henshaw only four years ago, but he today announced to his congregation that he has ended the union. It could be recalled that G.O of Household of God divorced his first wife, Tina and married fellow divorcee, Stephanie in 2008. Is this good for a man of God?

Happy birthday to Lionel Messi

Today, 24 June is the birthday of 3-time and current World Footballer of the Year, Lionel Messi. He was born 25 years ago. He doesn’t need further introductions nor do I need to dig up his bio because I won’t because to put up all the necessary information.
Arsene Wenger called him a Play Station player but I lack words to call. Maybe I should tow the line of Nigerian music act, Sound Sultan who terms him a 3-in-1 footballer. Happy birthday Leo.

Saturday 23 June 2012

Kukere crooner Iyanya bounced in Malaysia

Reports reaching has it that Iyanya Mbuk who is the Winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 1, and the Singer of the viral hit track "Kukere" has been bounced from entering Malaysia. He was invited to perform at a ‘Celebrities’, a popular club in Malaysia. But on arrival at the Asian country, he was asked by the immigration authorities for his performance permit which he couldn’t provide; hence he was bounced from entering the country.  

LG chairman elect in Akwa Ibom dies

Mr. Linus Ekiriku, the chairman-elect for Oruk Anam Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State died on Friday, 22nd June 2012 in an undisclosed hospital. learnt that the man who emerged victorious at the just concluded LG polls in the state died after a brief illness.
May his soul rest in peace.

Timaya cuts off dreadlocks !

Remember you saw it first on From the image above, it seems the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa has visited the barbers. He is wearing a new look. Does he look finer?

Photos from football star, Kolo Toure’s wedding

Kolo Toure, the former Arsenal defender who now plays for English champions Manchester City last week tied the knots with the mother of his two children, Cimene Akassou.
Since Kolo and his younger brother, Yaya (also a football star who served as his Best man) are Muslims, the marriage took place at a mosque, while the couple later went to the registry to sign the dotted lines.
The Ivorian’s wedding attracted eminent personalities across the globe. More pictures after the cut. 

Kcee ft. Davido – Okpekete

Kcee, formerly of defunct music group KC Presh, is out with another remix of his hot track ‘Okpekete’. This time, he is featuring the hottest up-and-coming artiste in Nigeria, Davido. The previous remix of the song had featured South African star, Pablo. It is produced by Del B and Sosobrekon. 

Happy birthday to legendary ex football star Zinedine Zidane

Today, June 23 is the birthday of ex France national football team captain, Zinedine Zidane. He has won many championships including 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. He retired from active football in 2006 after leading France to the final of the Germany 2006 World Cup. He is a 3 time World Footballer of the Year Award winner.
He is 40 today and wishes one of the best players of all time a sparkling birthday.

Friday 22 June 2012

Bomb explosion rocks Crystal Lounge in Abuja

Scene of the bombed club
 Just as President Jonathan sacked his NSA and Defence Minister, men of Boko Haram swung to action as they bombed Crystal Lounge, a night club located in Wuse II district of Abuja Friday night. According to reports, cars have been destroyed while the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained. (Story developing).

Breaking: President Jonathan sacks Azazi, Defence Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan Friday evening sacked General Andrew Owoye Azazi as the National Security Adviser (NSA). Also relieved of his appointment is the Minister of Defence, Haliru Bello.
Azazi has been replaced by Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). 

Moses Armstrong and Ime Bishop Umoh again!

I personally think the duo of Moses Armstrong and Ime 'Bishop' Umoh have been over-used together. Are they the new Aki and Paw-Paw? They have featured together in Okon Lagos, Okon Goes to School, Uyai, Idomo. Sha…my mouth shut-up ooo!  
They are doing another stuff together. This one is titled Udeme Mi coming off the stable of Royal Arts Academy.

RMD stars in new film alongside Joke Silva, Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nollywood star, Richard Mofe-Damijo who is now the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Edo State is making a big return to the screens. He is starring in a new film alongside Nse Ikpe-Etim and Joke Silva. Can’t wait to see him on the screens again!

2face Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, other Star artistes trek to Uyo and Calabar

Africa’s biggest act, 2face Idibia will lead other Star-signed-on artistes to Uyo and Calabar as Star Trek hits the capital of Akwa Ibom and Cross River States respectively. Other acts on the list include Tiwa Savage, Nigga Raw (Mr. Raw Nwanne), Presh, KC, Wizkid, Wande Coal and the 2012 Star Quest winners – Crystals.

Thursday 21 June 2012

Boko Haram: US declares Abubakar Shekau, 2 others terrorists

Below is what AFP is reporting:
The United States designated three leaders of the Boko Haram militant group as terrorists Thursday in a bid to stem the violence in Nigeria, which has endured a series of deadly attacks.
The three named by the State Department were Abubakar Shekau, widely believed to lead Boko Haram’s main Islamist cell, Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi.
But the US stopped short of putting the group as a whole on its terror list.
“In the last 18 months, Boko Haram or associated militants have killed more than 1,000 people,” the State Department said in a statement, adding that Shekau was the most visible of the group’s leaders.

Video: How Jay Jay Okocha disgraced Oliver Khan in the pitch

This happened in 1993 in a match between Eintracht Frankfurt and KSC 1993. An absolutely brilliant one from one of the best dribblers ever to have played the round leather game.

Psquare’s private jet is not theirs

Psquare’s publicist, Bayo Adetu has debunked media reports that the duo have acquired a private jet.
Find after the cut what he said on the issue while being live on air at Peace FM Ghana…
Concerning the private jet, I think it’s been added to P-Square’s entourage because we have a deal with a private jet company, so I mean whenever P-Square has any official show, they are entitled to travel with the private jet anytime any day”.

Photo: Italy’s Mario Balotteli is really working hard!

I guess the erratic forward is really working hard. Sounds sarcastical, right? The boy is a very funny human being. His teammates are working extra hard, he is lying there watching them suffer. Boy, mbok no mind them. LOL !

Happy birthday to UEFA President Michel Platini and Nollywood actor Ernest Obi

Michel Platini
Today, June 21 is the birthday of UEFA President, Michel Platini and Nollywood actor/director, Ernest Obi.
Michel François Platini was born on 21 June 1955. He is a former French football player and manager, and the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 2007.

Today is World Music Day !

Today, June 21, is observed world wide as the Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day. World Music Day is a day on which the world celebrates the magical gift of music.
I don’t know how boring the world would have been without music. In commemoration of this day, I urge everyone to log in to music sites such as, iTunes and others to buy songs or download them free in other websites or better still, buy music albums. wishes everyone a music-filled day!

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Photo: Didier Drogba poses in his new club, Shanghai Shenhua’s jersey

The Chelsea legend has signed for Chinese Club, Shanghai Shenshua in a two-and-a-half eyar deal.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Timaya “Upgrade(s)”, releases 4th album June 25

Of the truth, Timaya has upgraded big time. I have listened to some of the jamz off his soon-to-be-released 4th album “Upgrade” and I’m like wow. I personally like “Bom Bom” and “Sexy Ladies” which I consider as club bangers.
Upgrade, a 14 tracker album features VEC (Vector), Terry G and the relatively unknown Attitude. The album will be officially released on June 25, 2012. Keep a date.
Meanwhile, you can download two of the tracks off the album below (Malo Nogede ft Terry G and Illuminati).

Happy birthday to Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard

Today, June 20, is the birthday of Chelsea FC Vice Captain, Frank James Lampard. He is considered one of the best midfielders of his generation. On May 19, 2012 he led Chelsea FC to their first UEFA Champions League success as he jointly lifted the trophy alongside Captain John Terry.
Frank Lampard Jnr. narrowly missed Euro 2012 after suffering an injury. wishes Frankie a happy birthday as he turns 34 today.

Local Government Chairman in Akwa Ibom dies after being shot by irate youths

Hon. Okpo Ekere, the transition chairman of Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom, a state in Nigeria has died one month after being shot irate youths.
He died on Tuesday after failing to survive the complications from the wounds he suffered from the attack.
He was shot and matcheted on May 20, 2012 while trying to settle an inter-community dispute.
May his soul rest in Peace.

Tuesday 19 June 2012

BBA Stargame update: Zimbabwe’s Housemates Maneta & Roki Disqualified!

Zimbabwe’s Starmates Maneta and Roki have been disqualified from the StarGame for contravening the Big Brother house rules.
The two had a fight earlier on during which Roki poured water on Maneta’s head and she apparently poured cleaning fluid on his face thus inflicting harm on him meaning that both face the axe from the game.
Biggie gathered all housemates in the lounge where he read a brief to them. He said that he had warned the two in vain, Biggie also reminded Maneta that she at one time threatened to stab fellow countryman Roki. A decision to disqualify the two Zimbabweans was reached at and Biggie announced that both had been disqualified and therefore they were to pack their bags immediately.

Why Diamette Charles is representing Nigeria at Miss World 2012 instead of Isabella Ayuk

L-R: Isabella, Diamette
Silverbird Group, the organizers of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria have issued a statement on why Diamette Charles, the 1st runner up at the 2012 MBGN will be representing Nigeria at the Miss World beauty pageant instead of the eventual winner Isabella Ayuk.
Read the statement signed by Silverbird Group Vice President Guy Murray Bruce after the cut….

Happy birthday Charly Boy !

Today June 19 is the birthday of controversial Nigerian entertainer, Charly Boy. He was born some 61 years ago.
Charly Boy - born Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa (also spelt Charlie Boy and known as CB, His Royal Punkness, and Area Fada) - is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, television presenter, publisher, producer and one of Nigeria's most controversial entertainers, best known for his maverick lifestyle, biker style, political views, and his television productions, most notably The Charly Boy Show. Formerly president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, he is now an Idol Series judge.