Saturday 29 September 2012

Happy birthday Joke Silva, J Martins and Usen “2nd Baze” Asanga

Today, 29th September is the birthday of several top Nigerian celebrities. One of them is veteran actress Joke Silva. The ever smiling Joke Silva was born on 29 September 1961. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2006, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008. She is married to actor Olu Jacobs.  

Friday 28 September 2012

Photos: How Mista Xto, Nature Udoh and Last Floor Entertainment provided Uyo people with fun on Akwa Ibom’s silver jubilee

-->It was 100% fun for the people of Akwa Ibom State as they were provided with pure entertainment during the state’s silver jubilee. The date was 23rd September, 2012, the day Akwa Ibom clocked 25, the venue was 2nd Baze as a crème-de-la-crème and of course the best artistes from the state climbed the stage to thrill numerous numbers of fun-lovers. It was a night of comedy, music, and dance as put together by the powerful entertainment trio of South Central Records championed by the doyen of AKS music industry – Mista Xto, Nature Udoh and the Gang and the Last Floor Entertainment….more pictures after the cut.

Thursday 27 September 2012

Why there were plans to dethrone Miss Akwa Ibom 2012

Reasons have unfolded on why there were initial plans by the organizers of the recently concluded Miss Akwa Ibom to dethrone Miss Andinouwem Bassey who came out tops at the pageant. A source told us that the new queen used a fake name and her age was also falsified. The source said her names are Andinouwem Essien Attah but possibly owing to the fact that she didn’t want to be known as a member the Attah lineage during the pageant, she registered for the pageant as Andinouwem Bassey.  

Happy birthday Bishop David Oyedepo

Today, 27th September is the birthday of Bishop David O. Oyedepo. The founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide also known as Winners Chapel was born on this date in 1954. Connoisseur wishes him a happy birthday.

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Revealed: Miss Akwa Ibom 2012 is ex Governor Attah’s niece

Connoisseur has scooped that Miss Andinouwem Bassey who was crowned Miss Akwa Ibom 2012 last weekend is a niece to former governor of the state, Obong Victor Attah. We learnt that Miss Andino’s father is Elder Essien Bassey Attah who is the ex governor’s younger brother. It’s also revealed that Bassey who is an Elder of Qua Iboe Church had earlier disapproved his daughter’s intention of contesting for the coveted crown of Miss Akwa Ibom.

Monday 24 September 2012

Exclusive: Photos of Orange Carnival 2012

The 3rd edition of the Orange Carnival was staged round the streets of Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Saturday, 22nd September, 2012. The carnival which is powered by Nelson Nseabasi of Still on Street (SOS) who is also the marketing manager of E-101Magazine kicked off at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Unity Hall, Udo Udoma Avenue, and terminated at popular celebrity hangout – 2nd Baze. 25 bands took part in the carnival and there were notable faces, especially in the entertainers bands were budding singers Feelingz, Indigenous MaliQ, Pop Don X, and AK Smuth were part of while there were special appearances by Icekyd and Pasto Goody Goody. Your favourite blogger and of course Nigeria’s Youngest Editor Ever – Ifreke Nseowo was there too…Orange Carnival is done yearly to celebrate the anniversary of Akwa Ibom State. More pix after the cut…

Sunday 23 September 2012

Happy birthday to Akwa Ibom State & Princess Anne Inyang

Today, 23rd September, is the birthday of Akwa Ibom State. The state clocks 25 today as it was created on 23rd September, 1987. Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria named after the Qua Iboe river. It is located in the coastal South-Southern part of the country, lying between latitudes 4°321 and 5°331 North, and longitudes 7°251 and 8°251 East. The State is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean and the southern-most tip of Cross River State.

Saturday 22 September 2012

Akwa Ibom @ 25: Media Celebrities beat Cafenol, Armstrong, Mista Xto in novelty football match

Media celebrities on Thursday, 20th September, 2012 defeated Entertainment Stars in a novelty football match played to celebrate Akwa Ibom at 25. The match which took place at Government Technical College, Ewet, Uyo recorded a goalless draw at the end of an entertaining 90 minutes. The game however went straight into penalty shoot out. Captain of the entertainment stars, actor Moses Armstrong and gospel music act Godfada lost their kicks while Pastor Idy James, Clifford Thomas, Essien Ndueso, and Promise Etim all scored from the spot to give the media celebs a victory.

Friday 21 September 2012

Happy birthday to actor Mike Ezuruonye

Today, 21st September is the birthday of star actor, Mike Ezuruonye. HBD to him.

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Photo: Davido as a boy

This is rave-making music star David Adeleke a.k.a Davido when he was younger. Cute!

Happy birthday 2face Idibia

Today, Tuesday September 18 is the birthday of Africa’s music legend, 2face Idibia. He was born on this date in 1975. Married to Annie Macaulay, Innocent Idibia is regarded as one of the greatest musicians to have ever come out of Nigeria. Happy birthday to him.

Monday 17 September 2012

Moses Armstrong, Cafenol, Mish, Mista Xto, others in showdown with journalists

Entertainment Stars such as Moses Armstrong, Ime ‘Bishop’ Umoh a.ka. Cafenol, Mish Mista Xto, Sir Wilker will engage in a showdown with journalists as the final list for the upcoming novelty football match between Entertainment Stars and select Journalists has been released. The match which is part of activities put up by E-101Magazine to celebrate Akwa Ibom at 25 will take place on Thursday, 20th September, 2012 at Government Technical College, Ewet, Uyo by 4pm.

Friday 14 September 2012

2011 guber polls: Gov. Akpabio finally wins Frank Okon in court

Gov. Godswill Akpabio’s victory at the January 2011 PDP Guber Primaries in Akwa Ibom State has been re-affirmed and authenticated by the Federal High Court, Abuja. Delivering judgment, Justice Abdul Kafarati said Frank Okon didn’t stand election and has no locus standi to challenge the victory of Akpabio at election. The court which was filled the brim, leaving thousands of people outside the court premises saw wild jubilation from the supporters of the incumbent governor, Akpabio.

Photo: Ghanaian actor John Dumelo as a kid

He was cute and still looks cute. Nice pix.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Pictures: Nigerian Guild of Editors hold conference in Uyo

The annual conference of the Nigeria Guild of Editors which houses editors from broadcast, print and online media is holding in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital from September 12-16. Below are some of the pictures…

HBD Monalisa Chinda

Today, Thursday 13th September is the birthday of Monalisa Chinda. This beautiful screen diva hails from Ikwerre in Rivers State. The actress who has acted in many Nollywood movies now works closely with Emem Isong at Royal Arts Academy as Executive Producer. We wish her a happy birthday.

In memory of Tupac Shakur

Today we remember late iconic American rapper Tupac Shakur. He died on 13th September, 1996. Tupac Amaru Shakur known by his stage names 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur had sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.  On September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was taken to the University Medical Center, where he died six days later. CONNOISSEUR fondly remembers him. If you are or were his fan, drop a message below in his honour.

Photo of the day

Hmmm….women don suffer….maybe they should form Nka Mmeyem Ebe…lol

Happy birthday to Akwa Ibom Ayaya crooner – Mish

Today, Thursday 13 September is the birthday of Mish, the crooner of the rave-making song ‘Akwa Ibom Ayaya’. His real name is Meshach Aniekeme-abasi Mishael. His grandfather’s name is where he got his stage name Mish. CONNOISSEUR wishes the hunky and cute dude a happy birthday.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

CONFIRMED: Aniekeme Finbarr no more at Bush House; snapped up by Love FM Abuja

It has been confirmed! The self-styled Prime Minister of the Airwaves, Mr. Aniekeme Finbarr is no more with Bush House Nigeria. It could be recalled that CONNOISSEUR exclusively reported the departure of Finbarr from Bush House but we had to wait this long to bring a confirmation to our earlier report. Read the earlier report HERE.

Vice President Sambo, Fashola, to speak at 2012 Interior Design Excellence Awards [IDEA]

Essential Interior Magazines in partnership with Palm3 Concepts Nigeria, will hold a 2-day Interior Design Excellence Awards and Exhibition (IDEA) 2012 on Friday 28 September, 2012 at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island Lagos from 8.00am – 6.00pm with post event dinner on Saturday 29 September, 2012, from 9.00am – 7.00pm, at The Wheatbaker, Ikoyi during which the coffee table book, “IDEA Book of Design 2012”  profiling the work of all the award nominees and winners - will be launched.  

Nigeria’s Youngest Editor set for Conference of Nigerian Guild of Editor

Of course, as Nigeria’s Youngest Editor Ever, I am set to attend the annual conference for all Nigerian editors. All Nigerian Editors Conference (ANEC), an umbrella body for over Nigerian editors in the electronic, print and online media has been slated to hold in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital from September 12-16, 2012 and over 250 Nigerian editors are expected to attend.

Toyota Corolla XLi for ace sports presenter Iniobong Monday

Boys are steadily growing in to men, as they as growing, they are also upgrading. Former Bush House sportsman and freelance sports analyst, Iniobong Monday recently acquired a Toyota Corolla XLi. Good to see him join the League of Car Owners (LCO) Akwa Ibom State Chapter. Since he bought this car, he has been on low-key things, maybe he doesn’t want to buy me a bottle of MOET I requested for….hahahaha… It’s a cool and nice ride mhen…Congrats bro. 

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Photo of the day

Omo, this guy try o…This happened at Monty Suites during the last Industry Night some people go begin think say him use jazz. Nice pix.

Ramsey Nouah returns to Uyo for…

Former Nollywood ‘Loverboy’, Ramsey Nouah is in Uyo. Connoisseur spotted the fair-skinned actor at the Ministry of Works, Uyo on Monday in company of Ime ‘Okon Lagos’ Umoh. We learnt that Ramsey has been contacted to do some stuffs for the state ahead of the silver jubilee celebrations. The pix above shows him with the Publisher of Community Pulse newspaper – Uko Umoh. It could be recalled that another Nollywood star, Victor Osuagwu was in Uyo last week for the same reason. Connoisseur also learnt that it’s India-trained video director Eddie Brendan who is handling the shoot of the work.

A.J.E to shoot Indigenous MaliQ’s videos

Celebrated and much respected video director – Anietie Etkins of A.J.E Filmworks is to shoot the video of Ibibio rap new kid on the block, Indigenous MaliQ. Information at the disposal of Connoisseur has it that the CEO of Monty Suites, Mr. Monday Uko is set to bankroll the shoot of MaliQ’s videos by the Akwa Ibom born video-man.
It could be recalled that Mr. Uko had verbally signed up MaliQ after his breath-taking performance at the Akwa Ibom Industry Night some weeks back. The Monty Suites owner had promised to sponsor the shoot of MaliQ’s videos at locations of his choice.

FRESH: David Daniels Premiers Two Singles Ahead of AKS Anniversary Celebration, signs deal with Equinox Entertainment

Ahead of the forthcoming 25th Anniversary celebration of Akwa Ibom state, David Daniels, a versatile Lagos-based music artiste and indigene of Ikot Ekpene, has dropped two hot singles to herald his entry into the state’s music scene. Recently signed to EQUINOX ENTERTAINMENT, the artiste is an A-list performer who was born in Doula (Cameroun) and holds a degree in Business Admin from the University of Uyo. Music comes naturally to him and his delivery stands him shoulders above his contemporaries. With a barrage of hit songs under his belt and a couple of star-studded colabos in the offing, David Daniel’s debut album promises to be an epoch in the making.

….It’s September 11

Today is September 11. This date is hard for people around the world to forget because the World Trade Centre a.k.a Twin Towers was bombed in 2001 by the Osama Bin Laden led Al Qaeda terrorist group. Don’t forget to say a prayer for those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Photos of fast rising Nigerian rapper – L’J at Ghana Industry Night

Fast rising young Nigerian rap act, L’J performed at the Ghana Industry Night held last Sunday. Below are photos of him at the event, but he says the shot he took with Chidinma Ekile is the cutest. Hmmm…L’Saaaavvioooorrr I dey suspect you and this Miss Kedike ooooo…

Monday 10 September 2012

Photos: Apostle of Ibibio rap – Zillions hosted on ‘The Connoisseur Show’

The 3rd edition of The Connoisseur Show played host to the Apostle of Ibibio Rap – Zillions. The show which is hosted by celebrity journalist and Nigeria’s Youngest Editor Ever – Ifreke Nseowo was aired on UNIUYO FM 100.7Mhz.
Zillions also nicknamed Dondada, while on the hotseat spoke about himself, sojourn in the entertainment industry, and other sundry issues while his favorites songs were intermittently played in the course of the program.

Photo of the day

Florida pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer lifted President Barack Obama a solid foot off the ground in a bear hug during an unscripted stop at his Fort Pierce, Fla., store. Literally. Van Duzer is a registered Republican who says he'll vote for Obama in November.

Saturday 8 September 2012

Kardynal parts ways with budding model Idongest Ekah

Kardynal Kommunikationz which has a modeling agency under its umbrella has parted ways with budding model – Idongesit Ekah. The Owner/Creative Director of the agency, Ubong Ekanem wrote – “Idongesit Ekah ceases to be a model or affiliate of Kardynal Kommunikationz from now henceforth. All contracts or signages with Kardynal Affiliates remains nullified, please all associates take note. Anyone who deals with her as such does so strictly on his or her own peril.”

The Connoisseur Show hosts Mish and Icekyd; Zillionz to be on hotseat this Sunday

The second edition of THE CONNOISSEUR SHOW played host to two of Akwa Ibom’s biggest music acts – Mish and Icekyd. The show, coming off the ‘Connoisseur’ brand of Nigeria’s Youngest Editor Ever – Ifreke Nseowo airs on 100.7Mhz every Sunday from 6-7. The two stars took turns to talk about many sundry issues in their careers and personal life as their favourite tracks were intermittently played. Former C-Panel presenter Nelson Nseabasi was the surrogate host of the program while the regular host Nseowo a.k.a Connoisseur was off the mic. Aniekan Ekah of and Asteroid of ‘Musik Alive’ fame were all in the studio. The show returns this Sunday with Nsa Isong crooner - Zillionz on the hotseat. More photos after the cut...