The 2012 edition of Uyo Model Search took place last Sunday at Le’Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort with Jennifer Chukwurah from
emerging the winner. Here is a short video of the event courtesy CreativeNigerianTv. Anambra State
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
AUSafrik, a brand communications company that started out in
is set to launch its services in . Staffed by 21st
century experts in the art and craft of designs and communications, the company
acquired its office space in Uyo and plans to roll out its services from August
8th with a Press Unveiling and Tea Party. The company’s core
services are hinged on Media, Advertising, and Public Relations. Nigeria
Thursday, 26 July 2012
It is a cultural pot pourri and a true depiction of music without tribal boundaries. With its pulsating beat and sure-footed delivery, the duo did justice to the beat and collectively drove home the fact that music transcends ethnicity/tribalism.
It has been a while since the Nollywood actress tied the knot with her hubby Kenny Rodriguez in Puerto Rico. WOW Magazine had the exclusive right to publish the pix and finally there are here. More pics after the cut.
|Eyo, Mista Xto|
The Akwa Ibom Industry Nite is set to play host to top artistes from the state who are on top of their games. The likes of ‘Detention’ crooner, Mista Xto, Eyo Eminue of Project Fame West Africa, the Leke Leke boys – UNIK will be hosted on Sunday, 29th July 2012 at M-Lounge.
According to a statement by the organizers, “this Event will bring all the great
entertainers/entertainment practitioners and their fans together to mingle,
share ideas and at the same time have fun”. Akwa
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Broadcast virtuoso, Pastor Idy James has been appointed the General Manager of UNIUYO FM 100.7Mhz. Pastor James has had stints with AKBC and Cool FM. He started duties at the University of Uyo owned station on Monday and he is saddled with the responsibility of commercializing and re-branding the Tuskite FM. Congrats to him.
Fast rising South-South music diva PATTINA will be unveiling two singles off her debut album, 'Jewelry Box' this Friday @ Loung Uno Bar in Uyo by 5pm. The event will also be the premiere of her 1st video 'I like the way'. Popular musical acts from Akwa Ibom State like Eyo Eminue of MTN project Fame, Ill Rhymes (Sugarcane Bwoi), Brandiny, Emerald, Don-X, Teego, Feelingz, Asteroid, Sir James, Akwa Ibom Comedian and a host of others. Entry is FREE!! See you there!!
Monday, 23 July 2012
A brawl broke out on Saturday, 21 July 2012 when journalists involved in a scuffle for N5m given to the state branch of NUJ to share to its members who were present during a press conference organized by the state government.
The Akwa Ibom State Government had organized the press parley to clear the air on the brewing issue of the 76 oil wells awarded to Akwa Ibom at the expense of
by the Supreme Court. Over 300 journalists (and non-journalists alike) thronged
the new banquet hall, venue for the event. Some were there since morning, but
the press conference started at about 9pm. Cross
Friday, 20 July 2012
Gist making the rounds in town has it that Ime Victor Bassey a.k.a Imaginationz who is the CEO of Imaginationz Event Outfit & Imaginationz Boutique and Miss Edu Offong, the former manager of Javis Club are in a serious romance.
Words have it that they have been spotted in various compromising locations in the state which has raised eyebrows. Connoisseur spotted the duo recently in a sit-out in the state.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Davido has rounded-off his rehearsals ahead of his O.B.O Genesis album release concert taking place this Sunday at Eko Hotel and Suites. Connoisseur wishes him all the best. Check out the pix after the cut.
has released the first list (merit)
for admission into the varsity for the 2012/2013 academic session. The list
which was released on Thursday can be checked at the Onyema Ugochukwu hall,
town campus of the school. The list is yet to be put up on the university’s
website. Congrats to those who made it. University of Uyo
19 July, is the birthday of several top celebrities in
. Top on
the list are Kate Henshaw, Azuh Amatus, Patrick Okon, Olu Maintain and Idy
Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw turns 41 today! Kate Henshaw was born in
. Her first role was in
‘When the Sun Sets’ in 1993 and in 2008 she won the African Movie Academy Award
for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film ‘Stronger than Pain.’ Cross River State, Nigeria
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
They did their introduction in October 2011 and traditional marriage in April 2012, and all is now set for the white wedding which is billed to place on July 21, 2012.
Congrats to Naeto C and his fiancée Nicole Chukwueke.
Today, July 18 is the birthday of Nelson Mandela. He turns 94 today. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Today, July 17 is the birthday of Nollywood star actor, Nonso Diobi. He is the last child in the family of 5, 2 girls and 3 boys. He has acted in scores of movies. Connoisseur wishes the Enugu-born thespian a happy birthday.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Today, 16 July, is the birthday of Wizkid. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid is a talented singer, songwriter and performer. He recently won the BET Award in the category of Best African Act. His true age has been controversial as some say he is 23 while others write that he is 22 today. All the same, Connoisseur wishes him a happy birthday.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Big Brother presenter IK first broke the good news to Lady May and Kyle that they had been saved by
Africa, then Goldie was unfortunately told that she had
become the latest eviction victim from the house.
|Rose Barwuah, Balotelli's mum|
The mum of multi-millionaire footballer Mario Balotelli has a new job to make ends meet… working as a CLEANER at an office block.
And while the
City and star drives to work in his
£120,000 Bentley Continental GT, skint Rose Barwuah’s more modest mode of
transport is the Number 11 bus. Italy
She is scraping a living doing evening shifts as a Mrs Mop at the offices of a car lease company for close to the £6-an-hour minimum wage.
The Noble Laureate was challenged by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio to “to come and see” what is happening in the state. On Sunday, the professor of English who recently turned 78 alongside his wife, touched down AKIA and were hosted by the state’s chief executive at the Gov’s Lodge. More photos coming.
After their fight yesterday in the bedroom, the two love birds seem not to have had enough as they engaged in another verbal fight in the afternoon.
Apparently, the cause of the fight is Prezzo‘s missing ring which he accuses Goldie of taking.
Prezzo who was playing cards with Kyle in the lounge saw Goldie coming from the bedroom and told her that he wanted his ring back but the Nigerian singer seemed not have any idea where the missing ring could be.
Today, July 15 is the birthday of Nigerian football star, Osaze Odemwingie. Born on July 15, 1981, Peter Osaze Odemwingie plays for West Bromich Albion in
. In the
early part of last decade, he chose to play for England Nigeria,
even though he was eligible to also play for Russia
Incumbent governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
has been announced as the winner
of the July 14, 2012 guber polls in the state. He was declared winner by INEC's returning
officer Prof. Osayuki Oshodi. The ACN candidate won with 4,77,478 votes followed by PDP with a distant
144,235. Below is the number of votes each party amassed at the polls. Edo State
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Today, 14 July, is the birthday of the Editor-in-Chief of widely-read newspaper, Community Pulse. The Eket born writer has been the Sports Editor and Weekend Editor of Community Pulse, then Editor of True National News (
and a columnist in very many other newspapers. Connoisseur wishes him a happy birthday. Abuja
Friday, 13 July 2012
Today, 13 July is the birthday of Prof. Wole Soyinka. Born 78 years ago, Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet; he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African in
Africa and the diaspora to be so
honoured. Connoisseur wishes him a
In the day 3 of the John Terry trial over alleged racial comments against QPR defender, Anton Ferdinand, the former
England skipper’s legal team read out a
statement prepared for and signed by 17 members of ’s first-team squad to say they have
never heard him use racist language. But Nigerian International, John Obi Mikel
who plays alongside Terry in the Chelsea
setup did not sign the document. Others who were not signatories were Didier
Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Alex, Florent Malouda, Gary Cahill and Josh
Today, July 13 is the birthday of top gospel act, Aity Dennis-Inyang. Aity is the first of six siblings. She resigned her job as a broadcaster in AKBC in order to concentrate fully in making gospel music. She is reputed to have over about 1,500 songs to her credit. She is married to Pastor Dennis Inyang. Connoisseur wishes her a happy birthday.