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.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
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
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
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.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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
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, Akwa Ibom
State 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
The state clocks 25 today as it was created on 23rd September, 1987.
Akwa Ibom is a state
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. Akwa
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
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. Government
Friday, 21 September 2012
Happy birthday to actor Mike Ezuruonye
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Photo: Davido as a boy
Happy birthday 2face Idibia
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
, Ewet, Uyo by
4pm. Government Technical
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
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
. The actress who
has acted in many Nollywood movies now works closely with Emem Isong at Rivers
State as Executive
Producer. We wish her a happy birthday. Royal Arts
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
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
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. Nigeria
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 (
holds a degree in Business Admin from the .
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. University of Uyo
….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
Youngest Editor Ever – Ifreke Nseowo was aired on UNIUYO FM 100.7Mhz. Nigeria
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.
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 Wetinhappen.com 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...
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