NIGERIA’S GOT TALENT - After a stiff competition in the zonal stages with over 4,000 contestants and 50 who slugged it out in the semi-finals, Ukeme Boniface, better known as ‘Flexzee’ of Tush Dance Academy has been chosen to compete for the 10million naira as the show comes to an end this Sunday. This was made possible after he was voted into the final amidst stiff competition from 49 others. Again more votes are being solicited for as the Akwa Ibom born dance wizard battles 9 others to win N10m. Voting commences by 5pm on Sunday 2nd December 2012. Send 234 to 33685 to vote for Ukeme Boniface.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Fifa and France Football have announced that Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo are the remaining three candidates to win the 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or. I don’t even know who go for because the three of them were absolutely outstanding in the year.
Today, 29 November is the birthday of two top celebrities – football star Ryan Giggs and Nigerian music artiste Timaya. Giggs, a Welsh born footballer is a legendary Manchester United footballer who is clocking 39 today. Timaya, the self-styled Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa was born on this date in 1977. CONNOISSEUR wishes them a very happy birthday.
World renowned motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who wrote more than 30
books died Wednesday in
He was 86. Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died at a hospital in
the Texas Dallas suburb of , said his personal assistant, Jay
Hellwig. A memorial service is set for Saturday at Plano .
May his soul R.I.P. Prestonwood Baptist Church
Popular comedy actor, Ime ‘Bishop’ Umoh was recently spotted with his fiancée at the premiere a new movie which he starred in ‘Okon Goes to School’ (a sequel to the very successful ‘Okon Lagos’). The premiere which was done at Ozone Cinemas, Yaba,
in attendance A-list Nollywood actors. Ime who is known with very many names
like Okon, Cafenol, Bishop etc rocked the red carpet with his gorgeous fiancée.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Net Link, Nigerian company with base in Akwa Ibom is partnering with Amaecom Global to offer trainings on entrepreneurial skills development for youths in the Niger Delta region. BOSS is poised to make fresh ideas appear larger than life, and to guide them on the step by step process towards turning it into a reality, and helping youths to rule their world.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
The article below was earlier published on last week’s edition of Community Pulse on Sunday. Music star and former presenter of Muzik Alive, Dear Kelly earlier in the year relocated to
to take his musical
career to a new height. Check out the spotlight after the cut and a copy of the
Community Pulse on Sunday where he
was featured on the front page… South Africa
After his recent completion of studies as a student of
of Uyo where he bagged a bachelor’s
degree in Estate Management, popular TV presenter, Asteroid Bassey was posted
to Keffi, for his NYSC
program. As a swag-minded fellow, the Associate Editor of E101Magazine was a
shining star at the 3-week orientation camp as he won laurels for best parade
and also got elected as Nassarawa
Monday, 26 November 2012
Today, 26 November is the birthday of Don Jazzy. Born Michael Collins Ajereh, he is a Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo' Hits Records founded in 2004 and current CEO of the Mavin Records label which he founded in May 2012 after his split up with childhood friend and Mo'Hits partner, D'banj.
Sunday, 25 November 2012
My homeboy MC Galaxy won Davido’s N500,000 cash giveaway at his birthday bash. It was Davido’s 20th birthday and the gig took place at Deuces Club. MC Galaxy became a popular face when he featured prominently in Iyanya’s ‘Kukere’ video with his Etighi dance steps. Congrats to him.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012
Popular OAP, Aniekeme Finbarr and fiancée to serve as Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid to JohnPaul and wife-to-be
Popular On-air-personality (OAP), Aniekeme Finbarr Esq and fiancée simply known as Didi (both pictured above) are to serve as Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid respectively to JohnPaul Ukpong a.k.a JP and his wife-to-be. CONNOISSEUR has it on good authority that the Love FM Abuja presenter who dubs himself The Prime Minister of the Airwaves was chosen for the ‘job’ because of his closeness with JP. A source who is close to both JP and Finbarr said “JP and Finbarr are like 5&6. Finbarr’s girl (referring to Didi) is also close both JP and his bride – Unyime Nathaniel. It’s going to be fun”.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Just in this evening, Chelsea FC has announced the arrival of former
Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez as
the man to take charge of the club from now till next summer. The decision –
unpopular among many
diehards – means Roman Abramovich has his ninth manager in nine years as owner.
Welcome to Chelsea , Mr. Rafa. Stamford
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Today, 21 November is the birthday of Ghanaian Nollywood/Ghollywood actress, Nadia Buari. Also, music prodigy, Davido who recently launched his debut album has clocked 20 today. Happy birthday to them.
Born and raised in
Akwa Ibom boy Friday Paul aka WIZZY P aka PRASEH is an upcoming Nigerian
artiste with a passion for music. Lagos
In 2011, Wizzy P dropped a single "JUKOLOLO" which has been added as a bonus below, was well received and got rave reviews. Now Wizzy is back with this brand new single "IMMA" produced by MICON and is sure going to get you singing along...download, enjoy, share and drop a comment after the cut...!!!!
She was in
over the weekend for the ‘Face of Sofa’ 2012. Watch her dancing Etighi and Azonto in this video. Nice one! Nigeria
On-air-personality, Etop Ikon of AKBC has lost his mother. The ‘Dial My Heart’ co-presenter took to his facebook timeline to announce the loss. “Oh my God, somebody help. Is this what n how it feels like to loose some one soooo dear?.... FOLKS. I JUST LOST MY MUM”, he wrote. We pray God to grant him the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.
Snoop Dogg has indicated interest in buying shares at Celtic FC and also try to sign
football star, David Beckham for the Scottish club. Below is what he said: England
I asked my man David about Celtic and he was like, ‘Yeah, teams don’t come much bigger’.
I would try and sign him up for a season but he is pretty happy over here. LA is home for him and his family now – but I would have to at least make that offer to my boy.
We have lunch when we can, so next time, you know, I am going to speak to him about it. Never say never.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Thursday, 15 November 2012
The much anticipated sequel to 'Okon Lagos' - 'Okon Goes to School' will be showing in cinemas nationwide as from today, Friday 16th of November 2012! The movie was written and produced by Uduak Isong Oguamanam, directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen and stars the very hilarious Ime Bishop Umoh. Can’t wait to watch it.
Akwa Ibom’s Ifet Iniobong has been evicted from the on-going GUS 9. He was evicted after failing a blindfold puzzle. Below is how his eviction took place:
Three members of the Batch C National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) serving in
have been expelled
from the Orientation Camp in Ikare-Akoko after being caught having sex. CONNOISSEUR learnt authoritatively from
a source at the camp that the three corpers (names withheld) were having fun
last Saturday night while their colleagues were at the Welcome Party organized
to officially welcome them to the camp. Ondo
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The pictures above and below show my humble self, Ifreke Nseowo, of course Nigeria’s Youngest Editor and music star Icekyd – Otuekong Ikwo 1 posing with our PMAN Award medals. We were given “Ambassador of Music” awards yesterday by PMAN. Etubomg Rex Williams was given a legendary award, while Mista Xto, Sir James and Godfada are some of the other recipients. Lets I forget, my magazine, E-101 was awarded “Best Entertainment Magazine”. The medal was received by our Fashion/Style Editor, Prince ‘Goldenchyld’ Simeon on behalf the Board of Directors of the magazine. More pictures of me and Icekyd after the cut….
After being sworn-in to office on Monday for a second term, the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has appointed Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon as his new Chief of Staff. Hmmm…this is another opportunity presented to him to exert his grammatical prowess after failing to return to the National Assembly. It could be recalled that of recent, Patrick has emceed most of the state functions, including the Oshiomhole’s swearing in. I hope Osho will understand his usual parlance. Congrats to him.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
I learnt the Senator of the
whose son is
also a serving senator of the federal republic is dead. He will be buried today
according to Islamic rites. May his soul R.I.P. Nigerian Second
Below is what was posted on MTNLoadedNG, the official facebook page of the telecommunications giants:
We are delighted to announce that Miss Ebube Essien-Garricks, a 27 year old student based in
Port Harcourt, ,
has emerged winner of the brand new Cessna 182T AEROPLANE in the MTN Ultimate
Wonder Promo which ended today! Rivers State
When contacted on phone, Ebube said she would prefer the cash equivalent of N64 million. Lucky girl!
When contacted on phone, Ebube said she would prefer the cash equivalent of N64 million. Lucky girl!
Monday, 12 November 2012
Today is the birthday of Nollywood actress, producer and presenter – Annie Macaulay. She is married to
Africa’s legendary music star,
2face Idibia and has a lovely daughter for him – Isabella. #MyConfession# I had
a crush on her 10 years ago or thereabout but she is now Mrs Idibia ooo, so no
go area. HBD Afianwe !
Multiple award winning gospeller, Frank Edwards who is currently known as
Hottest Gospel Rock artiste is leading the pack of nominations for this year’s
edition of Nigeria Gospel Music Awards. Edwards
who plays several musical instruments and is a keyboardist
racked up 6 nominations at the awards. Also leading the pack is ‘Jamboree’
crooner, MefLyN Mbom popularly known as LYN who has nominations in the ‘Best
Reggae’ and ‘Next Rated’ categories. Immediately the awards nominations were
out, the beautiful songstress was swift to solicit for support from friends and
fans. Check out LYN’s message and the nomination list after the cut… Christ Embassy Church
Akwa Ibom State
in South Africa will be
celebrating their first Akwa Ibom Cultural and Economic Summit at Education
Centre, National Botanical
Garden, 2 Cussonia Avenue on the 17th of November, 2012. The Governor, His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio, CON, and top
federal and state government officials and the global press as well as business,
academia, and social leaders are also expected at the occasion. Brummeria Pretoria, South
Sunday, 11 November 2012
When you hear the Hebrew word shalom, what comes to your mind is the bible or the English translation of the word “PEACE”…but here we are talking about none of that! Shalom here, is one new breed of Nigerian musician, with an eclectic sound. Born, Titus Uwana Udofot on August 15th.
Friday, 9 November 2012
Today, Saturday November 10, 2012, TrueProfits Adshares an online advertising platform where you can advertise your websites and earn some money will make its debut in Uyo, the
capital. Akwa Ibom
TrueProfit AD Shares is set to hold their seminar in Uyo this weekend, Saturday 10th November 2012 at
Liberation Word International
Christian Center #11b Iman Street
off Aka Road
by Zenith Bank Uyo. Time is 3pm. This seminar is completely FREE!
Adejumobi Oluwatosin Akinkunmi also known as Tosin Bee was born on May 24 in
He hails from Oyo state - Ogbomoso to be precise. Tosin is an English graduate
of the prestigious Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ago-Iwoye, Kwara State . Ogun State
His music prowess dates back to his gene, his grandfather - Samuel Adejumobi who was known to be a very good singer. A rare blend of simplicity, humility, dexterity, integrity all fussed together makes the man – Tosin Bee.
It is rather late than never doing it at all considering the caliber of celebs involved. Yesterday, 9 November was the birthday of Egor Efiok (celebrity publicist/image manager), Brian Okwara (model/actor), Lilliam Bach (ex-Nollywood star) and Joseph Benjamin (anchor of Project Fame West
Africa/actor). Happy belated birthday to them from CONNOISSEUR.