February 28, 2011

TONI PAYNE COULDN'T HIDE HER FEELINGS ABOUT 9ICE

Toni payne's facebook update caught my attention, thought she was about starting facebook war with her son's father, like they did on twitter or rather, she wants to answer one of the unsolved mysteries of last year (why her marriage with 9ice lasted for just 20 months). But its like toni payne still care about her baby father even after the whole twitter war of words that went on between the seperated couple that sparked a diss track by 9ice. Toni payne confessed her feelings about her ex-hubby, 9ice on facebook lately, quoted as saying "It is really hard to deny that 9ice is a great artiste". Give it a second thought, where is she heading to....

WEST AFRICA's MOST EXPENSIVE FILM EVER, SINKING SANDS TO PREMIER IN NIGERIA ON MARCH 25

International ghollywood movie, Sinking Sands which features Haitian Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean Louis who starred in hollywood movies like derailed, phat galz, hollywood homicide, British tv presenter and ghanaian born actress, Ama K Abebrese and nigerian actor, Yemi Blaq will be premiered in Nigeria theaters on March 25th, 2011. The blockbuster movie was directed by international movie director, Leila Djansi. The movie topped the nominations list of the 2011 AMAA after clearing major awards at the ghana Films Awards winning Best Picture, Best Picture in West Africa, Best Production Design and Best Costume. <br/> Sinking sands which was awarded the most expensive film ever in west african film industry in a review made by the BBC African network will be brought to nigeria courtesy of Pan african films

Synopsis
Jimah and Pabi are a match made in heaven until a domestic accident turns their loving marriage into one of violence and abuse. Time to make decisions is here.
Pabi, the woman at the center of the controversy must choose between love and life, companionship and independence. What will she choose? What will you choose?
Sinking Sands cuts across race and sex. It demands answers. It demands self evaluation from individuals in all types of bondage. Especially WOMEN.

PIC OF THE DAY

This is iceberg's 3yrs old daughter . She looks pretty much like her father. Iceberg is a Nigerian born New York based rapper.

February 27, 2011

FELA! LOST TO 'AMERICAN' AT THE 2011 GRAMMYS

Late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was nominated for the 2011 grammys as his name was credited in FELA! musicals about Fela himself for his outstanding political activism fused with his self discovered style of music. FELA! Broadway was nominated for best composer & lyricist in the Best Musical Show Album category but lost the award to American, a broadway that featured rock band, Green day.

HEAVY CRITICISM FOLLOWED BODE GEORGE's CELEBRATION AFTER RELEASE FROM KIRIKIRI PRISON

Ex PDP deputy chairman,Bode George jailed in kirikiri for abuse of office was released yesterday after serving his 2years jail term. Thousands of PDP supporters came out yesterday, in what I call a show of shame to celebrate the ex-con; displaying banners and Tshirt with the name and face of the ex-convict, bode george on them..words like 'PDP national leader','Bode george..the joseph of our time?? Written on banners . And you wonder if this calls for celebration or rather, what are they really celebrating?. Why he is compared with Joseph in the bible. Bode George went for a thanksgiving service in church at 12:00pm yesterday which was graced by his family members and some PDP delegates like Ayo Fayose, Olusegun Obasanjo (ex-con), gbenga daniel and others. Many celebrities took to twitter and facebook to express disappointment at the unnecessary celebration of the former PDP chairman. Two celebs updates caught my attention. First was the UK based nigerian comedian, obonjo who updated a somewhat humorous status;
'When a Politician goes to jail in England he comes out writing a book about his experience in Prison it probably becomes a best seller, when a Politician goes to jail in Nigeria and he is released, his friends rally round to organise a thanksgiving service and place an advert in the papers thanking GOD for his journey mercies.

SINKING SANDS, ARAMOTU, MAAMI TOPS AMAA 2011 NOMINATIONS

African Movie Academy Awards also called african oscars will be holding her 7th edition of the annual award show in april. Kenya is presently hosting AMAA's nomination night that is attended by top african movie actors and actresses. Nigerian movies dominated the AMAA nominations. Here are the categories and nominationsBEST FILM BY AFRICAN ABROAD
1. ANCHOR BABY – LONZO NZEKWE (NIGERIA/CANADA)
2. IN AMERICA: THE STORY OF THE SOUL SISTERS– RAHMAN OLADIGBOLU (NIGERIA/USA)
3. MIRROR BOY – OBI EMELONYE (NIGERIA/UK)
4. AFRICA UNITED – DEBS GARDNER – BROOK (RWANDA/UK)BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN1. TANGO WITH ME
2. VIVA RIVA
3. HOPEVILLE
4. 6 HOURS TO CHRISTMAS
5. MAAMI

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN1. INALE
2. YEMOJA
3. SINKING SANDS
4. ARAMOTU
5. ELMINABEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE UP1. INALE
2. SINKING SANDS
3. A PRIVATE STORM
4. VIVA RIVA
5. A SMALL TOWN CALLED DESCENT

February 26, 2011

CHECK OUT DAGRIN MOVIE, GHETTO DREAMZ POSTER

Today makes it the 17th day on the making of dagrin movie. Celebrities like; kenny saint brown, jaywon, dele momodu icluding dagrin's father showed up at the making of the movie 'ghetto dreamz'. The first poster of the dagin biopic, Ghetto Dreamz has been released, designed by June jack and hakky dee. Trybson Dudukoko (playing dagrin) is the big face on the poster, with late dagrin in the background. The movie producer also disclosed that, the big accident scene will be shot tonight using the real dagrin car. The movie will be released april(month dagrin died) to immortalized the rapper.

LAGOS STATE GOVT NEEDS YOUR IDEA ON SOLUTIONS TO FIGHT PIRACY (WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL)

Piracy is the greatest challenge to intellectual property in the City of Lagos. It is an infringement on individual and / or organisational copyright for profit making by illicit traders.
Intellectual Property Challenges:
Artists' works (CD/DVDs) are being produced and copied illegally by unauthorised marketers and the illegal duplication leads to poor outcomes of audio-visual production and lack of re-investment in productions.
Objective of the City of Lagos:
Solutions are sought that protect intellectual property that prevents cropping (illegal duplication) and also makes it impossible and unattractive to infringe on the right of intellectual property owner(s).
Furthermore, solutions are sought that can provide benefits for the owner of the property through a payment gateway.
Solutions may, for example, provide an ability to key code downloaded material such that usage or installation is limited to agreed number of time.
Participating Stakeholders:
Nollywood artists, Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and the State implementation of Geographic Information System (GIS).

If u've got any idea on how to avoid piracy, submit to http://www.livinglabs-global.com/showcase/SubmitShowcaseAward.aspx

GLOBAL LIVABILITY RANKED LAGOS 4TH WORST LIVABLE CITY IN THE WORLD

The annual survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited released livability ranking (ranking most livable cities in the world) on february 21, 2011. Meanwhile, mixed reactions followed liveability ranking last year that ranked Lagos at No 5 on top worst Cities to live in the world; with Lagos government expressing disappointment at the outcome of the survey. Lagos moved up in this year's ranking, at number 4. Harare of Zimbabwe is the worst place to live in the world according to the survey, as African and Asian cities were at the bottom list due to the high rate of crime, violence, war in these cities. The ranking was based on; health care, culture, infrastructure, environment, and stability. Lagos was rated 39.0 overall. Scored 48.2 in infrastructure, 25 in stability, 52.3 in culture. Lagos was ranked number 137 out of the 140 most livable cities in the world. Vancouver of Canada and melbourne of australia were number one and two respectively on the list of most liveable cities in the world.

“BEST ALLIANCE IN HIP HOP DA MIXTAPE MOVIE” STARRING MI, DAGRIN, NAETOC DEDICATED TO LATE DAGRIN

Award winning DJ neptune released hit track, 1,2,3 featuring rapper MI sometimes ago. Following the commercial success of the track, the world class DJ gathered together 3 hottest nigerian rappers; MI, naetoC, and late rapper, Dagrin on february 17, 2010 to do the remix to 1,2,3. The success of the remix prompted a music video released after dagrin's death. DJ neptune released 'best alliance in hiphop da mixtape' featuring MI, naetoC, and DaGrin dedicating the mixtape to late rap legend, DaGrin to immortalize the late rapper. The international DJ disclosed "this mix tape is dedicated to Da Grin as 17th, February 2011 makes it a year I recorded his verse and last time I saw him"

February 25, 2011

UK ACTOR CHIWETEL EJIOFOR, 2FACE AND OTHER YOUNG NIGERIANS NOMINATED FOR THISDAY AWARDS

2011 Thisday awards has been centered on young nigerian leaders, enterprenuers, celebrities. Influential nigerians from the entertainment world have been nominated for this year's awards. 2face idibia(music star), Chimamanda Adichie (writer), deola Sagoe (designer), Alex Okosi (MTV base CEO), Chiwetel Ejiofor (UK based movie star), Toyin Subair (HiTV owner) were nominated for the New Champions for an Enduring Culture.

Award winning female writer, Chimamanda Adichie wrote books like; Purple Hibiscus and others. Deola Sagoe is one of the best fashion designers in africa, won numerous fashion awards. Alex Okosi the brain behind the establishment of MTV base in africa, a proud nigerian and he's the president of MTV africa who has contributed immensely to the growth of nigerian music. Chiwetel Ejiofor, a nigerian born UK actor awarded national honour from the queen of england, OBE (Order Of British Empire). He is one of the few nigerians that have rocked the american and british movie industry, starring in movies like; Salt(with Angelina Jolie), American Gangster and others.
A post humous Award will be given to former president, late Umaru Musa Yar'adua during his tenure. Here is the full nominees list and categories

Young Global Champions

-Aigboke Aig-Imokhuede and Herbert Wigwe
-Philip Ihenacho and Kolawole Aluko
-Ernest Azudialu of Nestoil Engineering
-Ladi Balogun
-Wale Tinubu and Mofe Boyo of Oando Group
-Tope Sonubi, Tonye Cole and Ade Odunsi of Sahara Group
-Innocent Chukuma of Innosons Group
-Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu of BUA
-Kashim Bukar Shettima of Barbedos Group
-Hassan Usman of Aso Savings & Loans Plc
-The Diamond Bank 5 – Emeka Onwuka, U.K Eke, Uzoma Dozie, Dele Akinyemi and Victor Ezenwoko
-The GT Bank 5 – Segun Agbaje, Jide Ogundare, Titi Osuntoki and Akin George-Taylor
-Sola David-Borha and Yinka Sanni of Stanbic/IBTC
-ABC Orjiako of Seplat Petroleum

New Champions for an Enduring Culture

-Chimamanda Adichie – Writer
-Chiwetel Ejiofor – Actor
-Innocent Idibia (2face) – Musician
-Alex Okosi – MTV Africa President
-Deola Sagoe – Designer
-Toyin Subair – Media Entrepreneur

Change Makers in Social Entrepreneurship

-Fola Tajudeen Adeola – Fare Foundation
-Sam Adeyemi – Daystar
-Tony Rapu – Freeman Foundation

Change Makers in Governance

-Rotimi Amaechi – Governor, Rivers State
-Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Lifetime Achievement

-Alhaji Hassan
-Professor Adebayo Adedeji
-Mr. Femi Adeniyi-Williams
-Professor Bolaji Akinyemi
-Senator Jibril Aminu
-Mr. George S. Coumantaros
-Professor Emeritus Umaru Shehu
-Professor Ben Nwabueze
-Ms Francesca Emanuel
-Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua
-Alhaji Shehu Malami
-Mr. Alex Ibru
-Mr. Faisal El-Khalil
-Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu

Post Humous Lifetime Achievement

-Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'dua

PIC OF THE DAY

Actor Kenneth okonkwo and mercy johnson on the set of 'heart of a widow'. Mercy (the widow) watch kenneth pound yam. This' the igbo style of pounding yam..lol

ENI DURO CROONER, OLAMIDE TO RELEASE ALBUM, RAP-SO-DI ON MARCH 21

I rated Olamide as one of the artistes to watch out for in 20011, and now a date has been chosen for the release of his album. This was a press statement released by his record managment , toni Payne concept.

These days, when you hear someone say Eni Duro, you automatically think of Olamide, Coded Tunes newest and freshest Alternative Rapper. It's not news that the popularity of his hit single Eni Duro has spread like wildfire and it's also not news that he is lyrically tight. Olamide, who is one of the hottest acts now, will be releasing

NEW MOVIE: HEART OF A WIDOW FEATURING MERCY JOHNSON

Weeks back news of popular actress, Mercy Johnson baldheaded for this movie was all over the net, with reactions by movie fans. Report has it that the actress was paid N5million to get her hair shaved and for the movie role. Mercy Johnson is the widow in the movie starring alongside actor, Kenneth Okonkwo

February 24, 2011

CONTROVERSIAL KELLY HANSOME STARTS ANOTHER FEUD; WITH A NIGHT CLUB MANAGEMENT

Kelly never disappoints when it comes to stirring controversy. The young artiste who has taken it on himself to diss some music artistes he termed 'noisemakers', must have gone mad again, not with another rapper this time, but with a night club management after causing fight at a night club he attended in abuja. This was discovered after the night club owner wrote a petition letter to the commissioner of police in FCT accusing kelly hansome of damages and causing violence in the club. This letter was displayed on punchng. The club owner claimed that kelly hansome who entered the club uninvited was given the chance to perform just a track off his album after appealing with his close friends to perform. Kelly abused this chance, as he went ahead to perform other songs thereby prompting fight in the club. He claimed that they had to turn off the mic after failed attempt by the officials to end mr. Kelly's performance. Kelly was 'dragged' out of the club after insulting an official at the club. Kelly with his boys strived to enter the club to fight the official, in the process damaged the club's property. The owner further said Kelly has however sent threat messages to the club management.

February 22, 2011

FEMI ADEBAYO'S MOVIE, JELILI MORE HILARIOUS THAN FUNKE AKINDELE'S JENIFA?



This movie brings back Jenifa's brand of humour in another hilarious style. Tells the funny tale of 5 village guys who pretended to be a girl to vie for a catchy price they couldn't resist in a beauty pageant. The hilarious movie focused on what these guys went through disguising as a woman,i mean the cat walk, sexy body and voice displayed by these gays. Fantastic movie with talented casts, overwhelmed by Femi Adebayo, Odunlade Adekola muyiwa ademola's roles in the movie. Inclusion of funke akindele, baba wande helps this movie attain universal appeal (trusted for making good hilarious movies), but dont be carried away, funke played a minor role in the movie. The movie centered on a village boy named jelili who is known with this bad habit of farting (with smoke coming out of his ass) in public and other stupid acts that made some village people rebuke him. Jelili somewhat like jenifa has this big chance of going outside the village to overseas this time and not the city like jenifa provided he wins a competition. And it ended up that Jelili dreamt that he won the competition as he was taken abroad, but unfortunately, he messed up during a meeting with some white men....Jelili got over the dream, coming back to life noticing he has wet the bed with urine in his sleep...the movie has many humorous scenes that will keep you laughing from start to the end
Just rushed this, will be making a full review later.

FRESH VIDEO: ICEPRINCE - OLEKU (OFFICIAL)

THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE RETURN OF JENIFA


This is the official trailer for the return of Jenifa. Quite funny

DAREY FEATURES AMERICAN RAPPER, CHAMILLIONAIRE ON 'THE WAY YOU ARE REMIX'


6 days to the release of his new album, RnB star, darey has disclosed via twitter that he has collaboratd with american hiphop star, chamillionaire on 'the way u are (remix)'. The song will be on his twin album 'double dare' which will be released by february 28, 2011.
Netng reported that the city people acclaimed king of RnB met with the nigerian born rapper on the internet. So far, darey has released 3 tracks off the album; sisi eko, ba ni kidi (hausa song), and the way you are. He released music video of the way you are which has been getting favourable reaction from music fans

SAUCEKID OUT OF STORM

Storm is losing another artiste again; GT da guitarman left the label last year after making claim that the label is not in anyway pushing his career ahead. This is the same excuse under G hit crooner, saucekid is giving for bowing out of the label. Saucekid who left Q beats to join storm records seemed to be fed up of getting disappointed by record labels, takes a bold step as he now owns a label called S&M entertainment where he will be releasing his next album

February 21, 2011

Cover Star | Modupe Ozolua Posed Naked For Mania MagazineCover Star | Modupe Ozolua Posed Naked For Mania Magazine

Prolific photographer, Kelechi Amadi-obi is the brain behind the new magazine to be out for sale in march. The magazine launch party tookplace at federal palace hotel yesterday(sunday), attended by top celebrities like top designer, deola sagoe, kate henshaw and others. It features president of Body Enhancement Limited, Modupe Ozolua posing naked on the magazine cover themed 'fearless'. Looks great...innit?

UGANDA's PRESIDENT, WITH HIPHOP NAME 'M7' MAKES A RAP SONG.TO SUE RAPPERS MIXING HIS RAP SONG

Ugandan president, yoweri moseveni's rendition at his presidential campaigns last month is gradually becoming a hit song after it was remixed and titled 'YOU WANT ANOTHER RAP' that is currently ruling the airwaves in uganda. The president who has spent more than 20 years as uganda's president claimed he rapped to connect with the youth in an attempt to get supports from the youths for his presidential race. The 67yr old president has been quoted

February 20, 2011

JOKE OF THE DAY

This is really funny. Who else can do this but a Naija person! A family in Nigeria was puzzled when the coffin of their dead mother arrived from the UK , sent by their sister. The tiny corpse was so tightly squeezed inside the coffin that their mother's face was practically touching the glass cover. When they opened the coffin, they found a letter from their sister pinned to their mother's chest, which read dearest brothers and sisters,I am sending you our mother's remains for burial in Lagos . Sorry I couldn't come along as the expenses were so high. You will find inside the coffin, under Mama's body, 12 cans of Libby's corned beef and12 cans of  Luncheon Meat. Just divide it amongst yourselves.On Mama's feet is a brand-new pair of Reeboks (size 8) for Junior. There are four pairs of Reeboks under Mama's head for Tunde's sons. Mama is wearing six Ralph Lauren T-shirts - one is for Dayo, Roy and the rest are for my nephews. Mama is also wearing one dozen Wonder Bras (your favourite), just divide them among yourselves. The 2 dozen Victoria 's Secret panties that Mama is wearing should be distributed among my nieces and cousins.Mama is also wearing eight Dockers pants - James, please get one for yourself and the rest are for the boys. The Swiss watch you asked for is on Mama's left wrist, please get it. Aunty Ronke, Mama is wearing what you asked for - earrings, rings and a necklace; please take them. Also, the six pairs of Chanel stockings that Mama is wearing must be  divided among the teen-age girls there. I hope they like the colours.Your loving sister, Nene
P.S. Please take care of finding a nice dress for Mama for her burial. (YOU MAY GO TO ORILE OR YABA FOR A CHEAP OKRIKA..) In case you need anything that I may have forgotten, please let me know as UNCLE IS NOT FEELING TOO WELL....

PIC OF THE DAY

A church somewhere in nigeria with the name 'run for your life international ministry'. Could that have been a church name? That's weird!!

BEYONCE PAYS HOMAGE TO FELA KUTI ON L'OFFICIEL

Popular French magazine, l'officiel while celebrating 90th year anniversary in its march issue features american RnB queen, beyonce with an 'african queen' theme paying homage to the afrobeat legend, fela anikulapo kuti.The picture above is the cover of the magazine which shows beyonce dressed like an african.

February 19, 2011

SPOTTED: 9ICE EX-WIFE, TONI PAYNE WITH A STRANGE MAN

Toni payne was spotted on a beach with a strange man having nice time. And was wondering if this dude is the new man in her life after a failed relationship with 9ice. Here are pictures of toni payne with the unknown man

February 16, 2011

OMOTOLA SIGN N15MILLION DEAL TO ACT IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

 
omotola has been in the news lately, for her unexpected appearance at the grammy awards red carpet and featuring in the latest movie, private storm alongside ramsey nouah. Omotola landed N15million from hollywood based turning point pictures to act in 'ties that blind' alongside abrahamo sissako,john dumelo, sinking sands star, abebrese, ousmane sembene and others

FASHOLA'S WIFE FUNDS AILING YORUBA ACTRESS, SIKIRATU SINDODO FOR TREATMENT ABROAD

I reported the news of governor Fashola funding veteran actor, Ifeanyi Dike's treatment abroad. Now, his wife and the first lady of Lagos state is doing the same to yoruba star actress, Sikiratu Sindodo who has a liver problem. The lagos first will be funding her trip to the overseas where she will be recieving treatment likewise paying her hospital bills.

NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS, OMOTOLA AT THE 2011 GRAMMYS RED CARPET

 Pictures of nollywood actress, omotola Jolade on 2011 grammys' red carpet were buzzing all over the internet. This will be the first time a nollywood star will be on grammys. Report has it that bishop entertainment  managing the star actress got her to the grammys. Nice job.. check more pictures after the cut

10 UNFORGETABLE MOMENTS IN 2010


Some notable happenings in 2010 have shown that Nigerian entertainment industry has been following the path way of the American industry. The American industry is known for unimaginable celebrity scandals, controversial issues trailing celebrities, break ups, paparazzi, beefs, sex tapes and all sorts. In 2010, something similar to these strucked the Nigerian industry which sparked laughter, criticisms, heartbreaks.

1. DENRELE AND CHARLY BOY KISSING

There’s a symptom of craziness in these two dudes. Denrele’s crazy TV personality, in an unimaginable and weird if not crazy dress style has defined him in a bit with that touch of craziness. While justice oputa’s famous son, Charles oputa (charly boy) is just not what his father is. Charles is a bike freak, pierces skin, and his area boy movement is just one thing you can’t take away from him. He might seems crazy, but he has achieved all his life all a man had ever wanted, getting successful, having happy home with kids; you need to check that out in his book, my private part. Back then in the days of charly boy show, Charles was the craziest thing on tv you could ever think of. Seeing charly boy, who is a grandfather in his sixties with wife still alive kissing a 27 year old single denrele is gone beyond a publicity stunt, if that was the plan. This controversial picture has got different meanings to different viewers. While some believed it has certified the long time rumor of denrele been a gay, some still believe it was just another photoshopped picture making waves. Charly boy is widely known for pooling publicity stunts, right from the time he released his book, private part (showing a nude picture of him on the cover page).As the picture captures charly boy drawing denrele nearer for a kiss, you can’t help but have many things going through your mind.

2. MI AND PSQUARE BET NOMINATION

This has been one of the most talked about moment in 2010. Still like a dream to many people that they’ve not gotten over. Right before it finally came true, it was more like a wishful thinking among hip-hop acts and pundits and what our artistes take as a big dream as denoted in songs if you observe. This moment made more meaning out of naija music. A moment that raised high hopes and anticipations on the then yet to be released MI’s MI2 (now released). The two artistes featured on the popular show on BET, Wendy Williams show as they gave more awareness to the world on what Nigeria music is made of. What thrilled me more was the fact that psquare would win the award if votes were to be used, considering how they won other artistes by a wide margin online. And the BET nomination help make their US tour more successful than you would have ever imagined, with the likes of American rapper, drake amazed at the massive turn out

3. DAGRIN’S DEATH

April 22nd at 6:00pm was one shocking moment that won’t be forgotten in the Nigerian music history. A rapper who was just about to breath fresh air into the Nigerian music died after a ghastly car accident.

FRESH VIDEO: MTV's REP4NAIJA - DBANJ, SOUNDSULTAN,NAETOC, MI, MEAKU, ELDEE

February 14, 2011

MEET DAGRIN MOVIE 'GHETTO DREAMZ' CASTS+BEHIND THE SCENES


Shooting of dagrin biopic, ghetto dreamz started lately after the audition. The movie which is expected to be completed before april (month dagrin died) features top nollywood stars. I got the list of main cast during a conversation i had with the movie producer
Main Cast:
Trybson Dudukoko of stingomania entertainment to play dagrin. 'He resembled dagrin, flow like him and dresses like dagrin' mr ope banwo disclosed. Award winning yoruba actress, Doris simeon to play Dagrin's girlfriend.Doris Simeon won Best Indegenous Actress AMAA, Best Actress, Zafa Awards U.K after acting in saheed balogun 2 casts movie. Dagrin's father (Pa Kasumu). Veteran actress, Racheal Oniga to play dagrin's mother. While Dagrin's friend to be played by Gabriel Afolayan who played Madam Dearest in 'the Perfect Church', super story star, Kelechi Udegbe, winner of next movie star 2009, Oyindamola Odeshola. Ghetto dreamz is to be released by april to launch dagrin memorial project.
  Here are behind the scenes (day 1) of the movie shoot. Dele momodu, and the movie casts.

JETA AMATA's BLACK GOLD GULPED MORE THAN N570MILLION


'The future is now' is what first comes to mind after seeing a movie like black gold that features hollywood stars acting alongside nollywood stars. Jeta amata is a man to applaud, for breaking borders while making the long time nurtured nollywood dream come true. Producing international movies like; amazing grace, inale and black gold which are just part of the few great movies to come out from nollywood placed mr. Jeta ahead of other film makers. One of the producers of black gold which topped CNN movie review chart disclosed to the punch that $3.8m was budgeted for the highly anticipated movie. Black gold which centered on niger-delta crisis will be premiering at silverbird in february 26.

February 12, 2011

PASUMA TO WED (NOT ANY OF HIS BABY MAMAS). BUILDS OVER N60MILLION MANSION





Fuji star, Alabi Pasuma was quoted to have said he's taking his time to choose who to marry some years when asked why he has failed to marry any of his baby mamas. Pasuma who is 40 plus seems to be getting tired of bachelorhood as he might be getting married this year. An insider informed that pasuma is not wedding any of his babymamas although his fianceé is yet to be revealed. But rumour has it that the single father might be walking down the aisle with yoruba actress, ronke odusanya whom he has been dating some years back. The fuji star is currently building a mansion at river-valley estate,ojodu-berger, lagos which he disclosed to pm ent. to have costed him more than N60million. Pasuma further disclosed that he will be getting married before packing into the mansion to be completed before his birthday in november. Pasuma is a father of 4 children, one of them is 21 years old .

VIDEO: TIWA SAVAGE SINGS A GRAMMY NOMINATED SONG SHE CO-WROTE WITH FANTASIA


Grammy nominated song, collard greens and cornbread released off fantasia's back 2 me album was co-written with kelekele love hit wonder, tiwa savage. The album was nominated for best R&B album. In case you dont know, tiwa savage is signed to sony/ATV based in USA. Grammys will be holding at the staple centre tomorrow (sunday). Wishing tiwa the best. Clip above is a video of her own version of the grammy nominated song.  

FRESH VIDEO: KLEVER JAY - EYIWUNMI FT. KSOLO


 I posted pictures of Behind the scenes of eyiwunmi music video earlier. The music video is finally out. Video directed by Patrick Ellis.

February 11, 2011

PICTURES: FELA! SCREENING AT THE NEW AFRICAN SHRINE

The new african shrine at ikeja was filled to the brim on february 6 as award winning FELA! was screened courtesy of the british council. Present at the show were yinka kuti, baba dee, some british council memebers, yk power and others. check pictures from the show after the cut

SHORT VIDEO CLIP OF 2FACE AT THE MO'NIQUE SHOW ON BET


 Video clip of 2face idibia after performing his hit song, african queen. The interview will be aired on BET in some days time.

POPULAR YORUBA ACTRESS, IYA OFILI GANGA IS DEAD. TO BE BURIED ON FRIDAY


Famous yoruba actress, Modupe Torimiro popularly known as iya ofili ganga was reported dead on sunday (february 6, 2011) after a brief illness. The sudden death of the veteran actress came as a rude shock leaving yoruba actors and actresses in sober mood as the Association of Theatre Practitioners (ANTP), ogun state chapter gather together to honour the actress. The actress who is known for her busty shape was meant to play a role in omo ghetto part 2 before she gave up the ghost.. We paying condolence, may God grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss.

February 10, 2011

DBANJ AND GENEVIEVE DATING, A PUBLICITY GIMMICK AS GENEVIEVE PULLS OUT

      
It sounded like we all just got punkd. Like dbanj paid genevieve to act like they were an item. How? The N2million dbanj paid popular actress and model, genevieve to feature on his 'fall in love' video must have covered the gimmick. It all started when genny and dbanj kissed on the set of fall in love video that brought about several reactions among their fnas. They were spotted together at psquare's birthday party which caught the attention of many. Later, dbanj went ahead to tell the pressmen that they were both an item, which almost annoyed genny (like dbanj went too far).

PHOTOS: 2face Featured On The Mo'nique Show (BET)

   One of africa's best music export, 2face idibia featured on American comedienne and actress' night show, the Mo'Nique  show on teusday (february 8). 2face whose track, african queen was used as movie track on the mo'nique  movie, phat galz performed the track (african queen) on the show. CLICK AFTER CUT TO SEE MORE PICTURES

BLACK GOLD TO PREMIERE ON FEBRUARY 26 AT SILVERBIRD GALLERIA

Black Gold is one of the movies to watch out for in 2011. The movie which was written and produced by Jeta Amata was recently reviewed on CNN. The movie which featured top hollywood stars like vivica A. Fox, Eric Robert and others alongside nollywood stars mbong amata, dede mabiaku among others will be premiering on february 24, 2011 at the silverbird galleria. click jeta amatas black gold for more info about the movie

SPOTTED: MISS K WEARS CLOTH THAT EXPOSES HER BUTT

 UK based nigerian musician and model, miss k (karina matrinez) was spotted at the future awards 2011 wore dress that exposed her butt.
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NAIJA CELEBS TO ASSSEMBLE FOR ‘CHAMPAGNE CONVERSATIONS’

       February 27 will be an unforgettable day in the history of the entertainment industry as top entertainment stakeholders; musicians, nollywood actors & actresses, models, entrepreneurs,  and others assemble like never before at the pool side of eko hotel. Sodium Brand Solutions, the event organizer released a press statement some days ago as it spokesperson, mr. Fagbuda who claimed the event is inspired and organized for top young Nigerians said ‘‘We’re throwing an avant garde party, for the young and young at heart’, Fagade says. ‘As usual, there’ll be all the regulars: wild music, lavish drinks, and beautiful people. But there’ll also be a lot of substance:  opportunity to meet and mingle; to make new contacts for business and pleasure and a rare platform for everyday people to close-up with some of Nigeria’s biggest celebs’. Confirmed for the event are top celebs like: MI, Jesse Jagz, Darey, Banky W, DJ Jimmy JATT, Kunle Afolayan, WizKid, , BasketMouth,

FRESH VIDEO: NAETOC - 10/10

V
  NaetoC who dropped his album super C season february 7, 2011 has released the music video of his hit song, 10/10 off his new album. Cameos by Asa, YQ, DJ Neptune,  and other storm 360 members.

PIC OF THE DAY

 Basketmouth, Uti Nwachukwu, Ramsey Nouah, Omawunmi, banky W, monalisa chinda and others all packed in genevieve magazine cover . Looking great

FRESH VIDEO: DBANJ - MR. ENDOWED REMIX FT. SNOOPDOGG+LYRICS



 Video directed by sesan. Snoopdogg making funny dance moves. Dbanj calling snoopdogg with a koko mobile branded phone. Snoopdogg's humorous nigerian passport shown in the video, with passport name: baba aja (meaning dog father) oluwasnoop. Its hot
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FRESH VIDEO: PSQUARE - POSSIBILITY FT. 2FACE


 Shot somewhere in south africa. The white and black effect makes the video looks great. Its tight

PICTURES: DAGRIN MOVIE 'GHETTO DREAMZ' AUDITION

Stingomania Entertainment conducted an audition for the casting for roles in the Dagrin Movie on 6th February. Present at the audition were dagrin's lawyer, his manager and some nollywood stars. More than 200 people showed up at the audition


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February 8, 2011

PSQUARE AND TOP NOLLYWOOD STARS TO STORM NAIROBI FOR AMAA


The next edition of AMAA will be holding in nairobi, kenya from the night of february 25 to february 26. Laico Regency Hotel has been confirmed for the prestigious event. Jackie Appiah(Ghana), Rita dominic, mercy Johnson, ini edo and many other top stars have been confirmed for the event.
A spokesperson for the administration of the award informed vanguard that the award has been carried to the East Africa this time to connect with the 8 countries in that region, thereby expanding the AMAA brand.
An after award party will be holding on saturday, february 26 featuring psquare and some top kenyan artistes

GOV. FASHOLA SAVES AILING NOLLYWOOD ACTOR, IFEANYI DIKE


The Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola last week came to the rescue of Prince Ifeanyi Dike dieing of kidney problem who was seeking for fund to fly to india for treatment. The governor provided financial aid to help fly the actor to india for kidney transplant. The AGN's Board of Trustee chairman, Ifeanyi Dike who was reported to have been diagonised of kidney problem needed N7million to go get treatment in india. The veteran actor will be flown to Delhi, india later this month with his wife and kidney donor.

February 7, 2011

DAREY TO RELEASE 'DOUBLE DARE' ALBUM FEB 28TH

Countdown to the release of his anticipated double album -HEARTBEAT. The Singer released the album sleeves. The album which would include collaborations with Timaya and productions from eLDee, Cobham Asuquo and others.

WALE SIGNED WITH RICKROSS' MAYBACH MUSIC

    Nigerian american rapper, wale has been reportedly signed to rickross record label, maybach music. Wale himself disclosed this via twitter. Though still managed by JayZ's roc nation, wale will be the fourth artiste to get signed to maybach music.

February 5, 2011

DAGRIN MOVIE PRODUCER: GHETTO DREAMZ HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY DAGRIN'S FAMILY, LAWYER AND RECORD LABEL


Works started lately on dagrin movie to be titled 'ghetto dreamz' and audition will kick off today in selecting casts for several roles in the movie. The biopic that narrates the life story of the late rapper who died april 22nd, 2010 some days after a car accident, to immortalize the rapper. In a telephone chat i had with the CEO of stingomania entertainment (maker of the movie) and also the movie producer, Ope Banwo who denied the rumour making waves that dagrin's record label and family are not in support of the dagrin movie. He claimed that a meeting was held on thursday at obafemi awolowo way, ikeja attended by dagrin's lawyer, ayorinda, dagrin's manager, tunde, the rapper's family and the movie director, daniel adenimokan deliberating over the yet to be filmed the movie. He claimed that an agreement was reached in the meeting as 20% of returns from the movie will be going to the rapper's family as cheque was given out to the family head, dagrin's father. Mr Ope banwo also disclosed that they had met with the rapper's family around july, 2010 over

DBANJ INITIATES 'IT IS OUR TIME' FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS TO REGISTER TO VOTE


on wednesday, 2nd february 2010, dapo oyebanjo popularly known as dbanj with the support of icon and thrump media gathered top celebrities for awareness to appeal to young nigerians to register to vote. following the claims that only 2.5million nigerian youths had registered to vote so far. The 'it is our time' team led by dbanj want to ensure that 48 million nigerian youths register to vote during the on going registration through the awareness. NaetoC, psquare, mo'hits crew and others were Present at the conference held on wednesday

February 4, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH RAPPER A-Q: He declares 'I don't have a relationship with Ruggedman'


Born Gilbert Bani, the rap crooner who is an alumnus of the kings college,
Lagos, and a graduate of the University of Lagos answers questions bothering on his musical career, the music industry and much more in this Short Interview.

When and how did you start music?

I started music since when last I can remember but if memory serves me right I've been doing this since i was 12. I recorded my first song in a dj's studio over Red mans' the goodness instrumental the tittle of the track was LIKE THIS...

What were your early musical influences?

My early influences were mainly most hip-hop songs produced in the early 90s ranging
from biggie, Tupac, Red and Meth, Big pun, Nas, Moobdeep, Jayz, Rakim and Eminem.

With your blunt lines and all, whats your relationship with other rappers?

I guess my relationship with other rappers is alright even though some of them dislike me but its alright its all love on the long run"

The rap act who was first noticed for the track (W)RAP Nigeria with the video released in 2003 said "it was the single for my 1st underground lp LISTEN AND OVERSTAND"

PIC OF THE DAY



Songstress, Waje, on the set of her new video.

February 3, 2011

PIC OF THE DAY

Dbanj, NaetoC, Psquare in this picture appealing to nigerians to register to vote
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2FACE-ONE8 TIPPED 2011 BEST BETS BY AMERICAN BILLBOARD

Airtel one8, a music group made of Africa's finest (2face of nigeria, 4X4 of Ghana, Movaizhalene of Gabon, JK of Zambia, Alikiba of Tanzania, Navio of Uganda, Amani of Kenya) and American RnB legend, R.kelly has been tipped by the american-based music publication, billboard as one of the best bet of 2011. One8 who released hit track written and produced by R.kelly 'hands across the world' around november, 2010 will be releasing her album in the first quarter of the year. The supergroup is signed Rockstar 4000, affiliated with sony music in south africa. According to billboard.com, Hands across the world music video had 500,000 YouTube views and more than 20 million hits on airtel's portal. Remember, dbanj was tipped by billboard some weeks ago as next big sound, and now 2face with one8 has been ranked no. 34 on the 2011 best bets. By this, you Can tell that nigerian artistes are going places in 2011 making nigeria proud.
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