Saturday, March 17, 2012

Breaking: London 2012 - Steve Onu (Yaw) Is An Olympic Touch Bearer

Isn't it nice to know that ace comedian Yaw made the cut for the Olympic Touch Bearing ceremony? Yea, he did! Olympic comes up this year in London, tagged London 2012 and Yaw has been selected as one of the Touch Bearers.

I'm excited about it. He won't share the news yet cos he doesn't want to till whenever.. who does that?.. If he doesn't want the gist out there, he prolly shouldn't have told me in 'confidence'. I don't do confidence even tho I'm supposed to be his personal person, the news must be shared. Wink

Besides, Linda Ikeji hears everything (she's not a popular gossip blogger for nothing).. and I don't want her to beat me to this :D

So guys, y'all should call in on Yaw's show tomorrow to congratulate him. This is great stuff , let's celebrate our own. More after the jump

Twitter Extract - "When Goodluck Entered Mo'Hits" + More

Twitter went agog this a.m when Don Jazzy left some tweets on his timeline that put to rest the several weeks long rumour of the split between him and Dbanj. To say his over 220,000+ fans were shocked is an understatement, though some saw it coming but the confirmation still didn't prepare many when they heard it (not literally) from the horse's mouth. Personally, the split is a sad development but it is what it is. I wish both Don Jazzy and Dbanj the very best, and here's hoping they will both not fade into obscurity.. Y'all get!

I am #TeamDonJazzy, and I'm not bothered that I have to reveal this. I wish tho that Mr. Dapo will keep winning in all his goals in life. I have no hard feelings, #iSwearDownNOT :D

On a final note and a sad one, the Africa music space will miss the 'magic' these two talents brought to the industry, we loved them, but now we gotta say our goodbye and split the love too. [PS: I'll still bump to Dbanj's songs, and rock his future releases iff they are good].. #OkBye. #TwitterExtracts here --->

Built With Our Sweat, We Can't Afford Church-Owned University - Poor Members Cry Out

Fees of Church-owned universities in Nigeria per semester:

Bowen University – N650,000, Covenant University – N640,000, Benson Idahosa – N500, 000, Babcock University – N450, 000, Redeemers University – N375, 000, Ajayi Crowther University – N350, 000, Fountain University, Oshogbo – N320,000

Samuel Alayande had worked more than half of his life for his church. Not because he had the calling, but he chose to be dedicated in any church activity.
He and his wife whom she married in the church were never found wanting in any church activity.

Here's One Article I Enjoyed Very Much - "Naija Celebs And Their Stans" By Sheifunmi

See, you don't have to agree with the points here but dude is on point nearly 100%, but just the 1% :D, BTW, don't ask me what part of this is the 1%.. Wink. Amma let you read now.

In his interminable bouts of screaming fits that he calls rap, Eminem got angry enough to coin the term “Stan”, a lexicon jab directed at his Stalkers and Fans alike. It’s always been a source of menstrual cramp to me why a young white boy such as Eminem needed to vent so much. For one, he ain’t black and neither a psychopath (debatable you say?). But the mystery got solved when I heard him sing about his “Stans”. Finally he had a logical reason to be pissed and since then I’ve managed to figure out his rants…sorry music.

Being a celebrity myself (in my head) I’ve had my fair share of “Stans”. Don’t

Suspected Suicide: Body Of Ex Gov Gbenga Daniels' Aide Found In River

The body of Wole Olumide, an aide of former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, was recovered lifeless yesterday night from a river beside the Golf Resort Hotels in Ogun State.

According to reports, the late politician was on his way to the resort when he suddenly asked his driver to pull up beside a bush path. He got out of the car and entered the bush. When he hadn't returned after an hour, his driver raised an alarm, which attracted people around the area. While searching for him, his cap was discovered beside a neaby river, prompting a team of local divers to go into the river, where his lifeless body was found.

Until his death, Wole Olumide was the Apagunpote of Egbaland and chairman of Golf Resort Hotels

Beyonce Is Refusing To Let Rihanna Near Baby Blue Ivy.. Find Out Why

Rihanna's been under fire ever since reports she's been getting close to ex Chris Brown following their filthy Birthday Cake collaboration. Now we can reveal that Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles have given Ri-Ri a shock ultimatum:
‘Stay away from Chris or you can't see baby Blue!'
Jay-Z's not only Rihanna's mentor, he's also like her big brother,' says a friend.

'He got Beyoncé to tell Rihanna he doesn't want her around the baby if she takes Chris back. 'He wants Blue to have positive role models, not someone who'd take back a man who hit her.'
 In Other News: reports that Beyonce may be preggie again.. Read report after the jump

Photos: Funmi Ogunja's Birthday [This Is How You Party!]

Funmi Ogunja << right of pic.
Amiable, beautiful and popular blogger, Funmi Ogunja celebrated her birthday lastweek, March 8th. She took friends to Coco Bar to parry with her, you can tell it was madt fun.. See photos after the jump..

Twitter Extract: Don Jazzy Confrims Split With Dbanj.. "It's Over!"

#iCrySoHard.. Not literally sha, but #iSad gan ni..#RIPMo'Hits.. DonJazzy has myLuv.. #OkBye

Friday, March 16, 2012

Encomium White Gig Holds This Sunday March 18th, 2012

The Encomium White Gig is finally here, and celebs are gearing up to be part of this year's edition. The event will hold this Sunday, March 18th, 2011.

Billed to be an evening of Cognac cocktails, beautiful ballads and unbelievable fun, the event aims to bring the bright, the bold and the brave together under one roof.
“We’ve invited everyone that matters and we are looking forward to hosting the brightest and boldest minds from all over the country” - Mr. Kunle Bakare publisher of Encomium says.
Expected guests will include distinguished musicians, actors, socialites, entrepreneurs, business leaders, government, media titans, and ardent Encomium readers. Tagged Take the steps, Walk the Talk”, the high octane gig will hold at The Haven GRA, Ikeja on March 18, 2012.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards Calls For Nominations For 2012

The organizers of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) are calling on all members of the entertainment industry to begin submitting their work(s) in order to be considered for nominations, and ultimately awards in the upcoming 2012 NEA Awards.

The NEA AWARDS is an annual entertainment event held in the United States, with the sole purpose of celebrating and recognizing the numerous contributions of entertainers to the African entertainment industry, while at the same time promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria.

It is that time of the year again, when members of the entertainment industry are given the opportunity to be celebrated, and recognized by the NEA and their fans both at

Dbanj Floats New Record Label, DonJazzy Reportedly Missing In 'Oliver' Video

Source - D’banj’s Oliver video has premiered on MTV Base at 19:30, 21:18, 23:01 (CAT) today, March 16th 2011. The video which has been played several times now sees cameo appearances from Kanye’s GOOD music artistes including Mannie Fresh,, Big Sean and even Kanye West.

The producer of the record and Mo’Hits president Don Jazzy is not seen at all in the video which also sees three energetic female dancers and a ‘whote’ boy doing the popular ‘azonto’ dance. Don JAzzy’s ‘no show’ in the anticipated video confirms the split and possibly end to the nine year synergy, Mo’Hits as a record label reports that has been widely reported.

New reports have also emerged that D’banj has registered another record label – DKM (D koko Matser) Records with Wande Coal looking at floating his already registered ‘Black Diamond’ imprint with support and keeping his relationship with 5 album/years contract with Mo’hits and Don Jazzy in tact.
The video is coming online, here soon.

Revealed: The Other Woman In JayZ's Life.. And She's Hot Too

You've been punk'd yet again.. Whew! *Dancing alanta*.. Lol. Really, here's the gist, she's only his longtime stylist, she's beautiful, curvy yea, and whats the big deal about Beyonce to start with, yes I heart her but if Jay is ever going to be with another woman (I know I'll hate him for it) but if he's ever going to cheat ehn, this hot one may be the one he'll do it with.. Keyword? 'LONGTIME' Stylist..

Check with Usher, he had a longtime sometin..mgr and ex-wifey if you may.. you'll understand where I'm going with this.. Continue after the cut to see more photos of rapper Drake lookin dapper on the cover of GQ. Mhen, is Drake fine? Be the judge but I say he's so freakin' handsome..Handsome is an understatement even.

Solange Knowles Covers Time Out New York

Solange looks hot in this cover, and she's never looked better going all n atural with her hair.. I say nicee.. Think she's tryna distinguish herself from big sis Beyonce? She might as well, I think there should be no competition there tho.. 

Check out an excerpt from SOURCE

What’s your favorite place to shop online?
I love Net-a-Porter (, but it’s a gift and a curse. Living in New York has made [the site] that much more dangerous because I have my settings set to New York Premier, which means [purchases]  come the same day.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I Had An Embarrasing Menstrual Moment.. Oh Well!

Insert 'I am embarrased smiley'.. I am, I was.. Oops, that wasn't me though :D Just fooling around, Sincerely, this didn't happen to me but a friend and yesterday too. So, I got a call from her last9t.. Don't scream, she knows I was going to talk about it here, I promised not to mention names.. Wink.

She called to tell me she was going into a crisis, the heart type, I was freaked out and scared cos the impresssion I got from that was a cardiac arrest, at what age, her young age? Oh, no! She being a white girl but young is still young, it would have been preposterous..and she's relatively a

Tayo Sobola 'Sotayo' Debuts 'AREWA ONIJOGBON'

A video chick, model, TV presenter, and actress, Tayo Sobola popularly known as Sotayo is adding another feather to her cap as she debuts as a producer with her forth-coming movie, Arewa Onijogbon. Sotayo has starred in countless music videos for stars like 2face Idibia, Artquake, Jahborne, Danny Young, 2Shotz, Da Natives, Sheyman, Freewindz, Lord of Ajasa and more.

The Olabisi Onabanjo University graduate of Public Administration is set to make a big statement in Nollywood with Arewa Onijogbon whose trailer has been enjoying massive viewing on YouTube since it's release

Nationals Of Britain, America, Russia & More Granted Nigerian Citizenship - FG

Well, well, well... Federal Government on Wednesday granted citizenship to 43 foreigners who applied for Nigerian citizenship. They were chosen from the 122 applicants presented to the Federal Executive Council by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Ababa Moro, who is also the chairman of the Advisory Council on Nigeria Citizenship.

Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Maku, who was joined at the briefing by the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Usman, said nationals of Britain,

I Reached Out to Chris Brown 'Cause He's HOT! - Rihanna + Bobbi Kristina Gets Engagement Ring

Rihanna says she reached out to Chris Brown because he is the HOTTEST R&B artist out right now to collaborate on two new songs. According to TMZ, Rihanna called Ryan Seacrest this morning on KIIS FM, explaining her choice to record two duets with Breezy..
"I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that it made sense to do the record with. Just as a musician, despite everything else. That was going to be the person."
She said, "I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown. So I wanted him on the track."
TMZ asks, "It's not personal ... it's business ... right?".. Wink
In Other News

Gist has it that Bobbi Kristina might have received an engagement ring from Whitney Houston's adopted son, dude whom until the time of her death, Bobbi Kristina was known to refer to as brother.
Apparently, both Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon - the brother who doesn't

Worker Pays Spiritualist N11m To Kill Chivita Boss

A self acclaimed spiritualist, Adewale Salami, 35, has been arraigned before Oshodi Magistrate’s court, Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding a company worker, Yinka Kayode to the tune of N11 million on a false pretence of helping him to perform rituals to kill his employers so that he would take over the company.
Yinka who was a staff of Chivita Company Limited located at Ajao Estate, Lagos, reportedly approached Salami and asked him to perform some spiritual work so that he would terminate the lives of his employers and own the company. Salami promised to do so if he would pay the money.

Yinka reportedly went with the money to Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, Oshodi. He started paying him

Photos: Genevieve Nnaji With Mum At Brother's Graduation Ceremony In London

Genevieve Nnaji was spotted yesterday in London at her brother Stephen’s graduation ceremony. Stephen graduated from the University of London. The graduation ceremony had both brother and sister's mother in attendance, they seemed like a very hapy family.. Genevieve looks good as always. Congratulations to Stephen, college graduation is no mean feat.. More photos after the jump

APPLY! The Bridge Leadership Foundation Mentoring Programme!

Are you young and willing to build a successful career but don't know how? As part of our vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders who lead themselves and others, The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 1st batch of The Bridge Leadership Foundation's Mentoring Programme.
Apply for the Mentoring programme which includes a full day Mentoring training and six (6) month attachment to a TBLF Mentor.


Interesting Read: My Swimming Lesson And Encounter With The Blue-Eyed Man

Since the Tsunamis, many have warmed up to the idea of taking swimming lessons. And since water makes over 70% of earth, it makes sense, we're surrounded by water, a vast of it, un-swimable oceans and seas. Still, it's a good idea to know how to navigate your environment especially if you're resident in Lagos, rainy season have a tendency to turn this mega-slum ... Pardon me, mega city into an aqua city. This was my thought when I decided to enrol for the training.

My first class, I met the trainer, stripped down to nothing but briefs. Hey, what did I expect right? What I didn't expect to see was the bulge, it sure wasn't natural. Definitely, there was an activity going on that's got nothing to do with swimming

Popular Yoruba Actress Sikiratu Sindodo Set To Host The Biggest Showbiz Party

Temitayo Odueke alias Sikiratu Sindodo, the amiable and beautiful Yoruba actress is getting set to host what she calls the biggest showbiz party of all time.. whatever that means :D

Anyways, its her birthday and celebration of life party slated for the 25th of March, 2012. Venue is Anchor Events Center, Agidingbi Lagos, Naija.. Wink. You'll recall Sikiratu Sindodo not too long ago was confined to a hospital bed for ailment people were speculating so much about, gist had it she couldn't survive what she suffered from and was widely reported in screaming headlines that she had died.. She pretty much died 4 or more times, this's why she needs to celebrate, see?

Okies, best wishes to her as she pulls the movers and shakers of the movie industry.. I know this is one party that will creat a buzz.. Alright, alright, bye now : )

Tyler Perry Left Me A Thank You Message For Seeing 'Good Deeds'

Wow! These messages I'm reading about your experiences while seeing GOOD DEEDS are amazing to me. I knew this movie was powerful and would speak to so many. Thank you.

Life is so short and we have to live it to the fullest. That's the message I wanted people to take away from GOOD DEEDS. I also wanted to see that you not only enjoyed the movie but that you are taking steps to live your life to its fullest

Woman Drinks Her Own Urine, Brushes Her Teeth With It & Bathes In It

A cancer-stricken woman swears by the healing properties of her own urine, drinking it, rubbing it on her skin, even BATHING in it. Eew!

53-year-old Carrie has been drinking her own urine for 4 years, TMZ reported that she doesn't just drink her pee, she brushes her teeth with it, uses it as lotion, pours it in her hair, bathes in it, even rinses out her eyeballs with it.

Heheh to 'rinses out her eyeballs with it. Some crazy things people do eh.. In Naija, I heard that rubbing early momo urine on pimples is a cure for the irritants, and the urine gives a new shine to your face.. Ghen ghen tins :D

A Must Read: UK Journalist's Frank Review Of The Recently Concluded Arise Fashion Week, Lagos.

Guardian - Amid the gridlock, the power cuts and the pay rows, African designers and models are making their mark on the fashion world. Eleanor Morgan reports from Lagos fashion week. Eleanor Morgan is a Uk journalist, she wrote quite frankly and you have to agree with her some..  Keuword is 'some', I don't agree with her completely.. Draw your own conclusion after reading it

Lagos Fashion Week: Putting Africa on the fashion map

Amid the gridlock, the power cuts and the pay rows, African designers and models are making their mark on the fashion world. Eleanor Morgan reports from Lagos fashion week.

Ebony Publishes New Statement On Dbanj's Interview - I Co-own A Label Called Mo'Hits

Ebony issues new statement on Dbanj's interview:

"Coming from Africa, I’m my own manager, I co-own a label called Mo’ Hits with Don Jazzy and we represent artists Dr. Sid, Wande Coal, D’Prince and K-Switch. I own Mo’ Hits and we’ve won numerous awards by the grace of God. Being with Kanye for the last eight months and me leading a successful label in Africa, I’ve learned a lot and I believe people will see what we’re going to do. I signed with Kanye in June and that same month I won the BET Award for Best International Act. My New York concert isn’t done by G.O.O.D. Music, it’s done by Live Nation, meaning I’m already a moving machine. So who better to introduce me to the global world than Kanye West, a crazy genius?" - Ebony Magazine
Also from an official of Mo'Hits who goes by the name Ricardo, the following statement was made yesterday..
This article is taken out of context and I was there during the interview. In no way would Dbanj ever Disrespect his partnership with Don Jazzy by calling him his artist or vice versa , they are partners in an entity. I ask that the writer clarifies his article .
This puts to rest all the issues about ownership of Mo'Hits.. Hmmm, interesting times for both Dbanj and Don Jazzy and the rest of us yea :D I'm fairly certain that we've not heard the last of this tho.. For now, lets sheath our swords noni.. Lets keep celebrating talent in the meantime, and by that I mean both Don Jazzy's and Dbanj's.. #OkBye

New Deputy Inspector General of Police, 3 Others Killed In Helicopter Crash

Deputy Inspector General of Police Haruna John, his orderly and two others were among the fatalities in today's helicopter crash in Jos, according to Plateau State Police spokesman, ASP Samuel Dabai. They were going round the city on an official assignment.

Haruna John was until recently, the Commissioner of Police in the FCT. He was handpicked for promotion to a Deputy Inspector General of Police alongside 7 others by the Acting IG of Police, Mohmamed Dahiru Abuabakar on February 22, 2012 and
officially decorated with his new rank on March 2, 2012, less than two weeks ago.
May his soul rest in peace and those ofthe other 3 people who died in the crash.

"My Husband & I Abstained From Sex Before Our Marriage" - Muma Gee

Some Quote huh?.. "I didn't date my husband. When you meet the right guy, no need for dating. He saw me and immediately proposed. We didn't have canal knowledge of ourselves till we were married. We traveled a lot together and all the while we abstained because he is a Christ Embassy member. The two of us were forming the Christianity stuff"- Muma Gee. Well, all ye who have faith, say ye and the unbelievers say nay! Lol.. Seriously?!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Warning, This Will Upset You - "Why A Rural Wife Is Better Than An Urban Wife "

Wow, wait till you've read this.. Some home truths there but the writer is as stupid as stupid is for some of the things he mentioned here.. I'll say no more.. Share your thoughts when you're through reading please..  A friend of mine recently graduated from Makerere University in Uganda, he was doing his Masters. And at the graduation party he decided to surprise his parents with his engagement announcement.

Why Nigeria's Sade Adu Is Bigger In The US Than Adele - Guardian UK

A British artist whose staggering sales have pushed Adele down the ranking to merely the second biggest-selling British musician in the 2012 US money list is no other than our homegirl. Sade Adu.

Source - The No 1 British act in America is in fact, Sade, the Your Love Is King and The Sweetest Taboo crooner. In the US, her 2010 comeback, which led to a new album, a greatest hits album and a huge tour, was a much bigger deal than it was in the UK. Perhaps it makes sense that Sade's music would find a healthy audience in America, where many original fans were unaware, given her mixed race looks and her soulful style, that she was British not American.

Her grown-up brand of pop music – understated, fatalistic, with that sultry voice and her astonishing almond-shaped eye – gave her a sophisticated appeal. But not much of a public persona. Indeed, I was surprised to discover that she is now happily installed in a modest cottage in the Cotswolds with her boyfriend and teenage daughter. (Most of us didn't even know she had one.) In her home country, Sade is something of a comfortable heritage act; her lifestyle is hardly

Photo: New Nigerian Police 'Operational Uniform'

'The IG, in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olusola Amore, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tuesday, said the new dress was in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government and the long desire of the police management team to reform the image of the force.

The camouflage is an admixture of black, white and ash colours. The advantages of the new police camouflage, according to Abubakar, included cost effectiveness to maintain; operational durability; high customization with security

Abuja Man Who Tried To Commit Suicide To Be Charged To Court For Attempted Suicide!

Do you charge someone for attempting suicide ni? I'm no lawyer, so I wouldn't know.. That's crazy tho if so. You would think they will get him into counselling and investigate the reason he decided to jump off the mast.. Naija security operatives haff brain disease I swear.. My opinion and rally, I beg to differ.. Now the man will suffer more for an injustice already perpetrated against him.. Someone should just tell maga Atiku Abubakar to pay the money he owes the man, haba! .... A man yesterday climbed a telecom mast within the premises of the complex of the Federal High Court in Abuja, attempting to commit suicide because former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has refused to pay him his money.

Mad Man Rapes 2yr-Old in Lagos

A mentally unstable man, in Lagos, raped a two-year-old girl. People in the Itire neighbourhood where the incident occurred reported that the unidentified man was passing along the street, then entered into the victim’s house. Upon seeing nobody around except the two-year-old, he went ahead to rape her.

The girl’s cries attracted the attention of a neighbour who burst in and caught the rapist in the act. The neighbour raised an alarm and called on other neighbours who seized the man and descended heavily on him with blows and curses.

The molester would have been lynched by the mob if not for the intervention of the police. The girl was then taken to the hospital for treatment few hours later while the man was arrested, but later released on grounds of mental-instability.

Funke Akindele Covers YNaija Issue 7 - My Best Magazine Cover This Year, So Far + More

Wow!! I haven't seen a better one this year.. Funke Akindele covers YNaija Magazine, Issue 7.. #iLike.. Also, Sofia Vergara is on the cover of InStyle Magazine April 2012 Issue, and Ramseh Noah and Rita Dominic look real fab on the cover of FAB Magazine.. See more pics after the jump.. Great stuff

Ebony Magazine To Publish Correctional Rejoinder On Dbanj's Interview - Dbanj's Mgr

Dbanj's manager has denied statements credited to Dbanj in a recent interview with Ebony magazine, according to him, the magazine pulled a fast one ni :D, so y'all should keep your fingers crossed while this's set right by the publishing powerhouse soon. From Linda Ikeji's blog, the mail reads...
D'banj never had any such statement with Ebony magazine during the interview he did with them. We are in touch with the editor of the magazine on these and a correctional rejoinder will be published soonest..
Mohits Records is co-owned by Don Jazzy and D'banj
Thanks, Bankuli
Dbanj's Publicity/media manager
O berra o.. Okies, case closed... for now. Follow HERE for previous report on Dbanj's Interview

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Own Mo'Hits, Don Jazzy Is My Artiste.. REALLY?!!! - Dbanj In An Interview With Ebony Magazine

Dbanj in a recent interview with Ebony magazine claims he owns Mo'Hits and Don Jazzy is his artiste.. Seriously? Is Dbanj on cheap drugs ni? I used to love Mallam Dapo, still have some respect for him but this path he's towing lately over some 'international exposure' is or may be the fall of the star..
Excerpts of his interview with Ebony How did you join Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label?

D’BANJ: I had a concert in Dubai and when we pulled up to the airport’s first class lounge and a hostess ran up to me with a plaque with Kanye’s face on it, asking me to sign it. I said ‘I’m not Kanye West, I’m D’banj but Kanye West is coming? All eyes open.’ Then my manager spoke to Kanye, came back and told me ‘He’ll give you five minutes.’ I walked over — as an African man I’m always prepared — and I played my music ‘Stand Out,’ ‘Fall In Love’ and ‘Scapegoat’ for him on my iPod. Before we knew

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rihanna To Chris Brown - "Ur Gonna Be The Death Of Me!"

Well, of cos nah, who else could she be reffering to in 'em tweets ehn? I know it's not my boyfriend sha :D See, don't you think Riri needs counselling? The way she's going on about dis her old flame iz crazy fa, why she kukuma no allow bygone be bygone..? If I was in her shoes, I would.. eyes rolling.

More on Rihanna after the jump,