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Monday, November 29, 2010

FLICK OF THE DAY!!!! : R.Kelly blesses Tuface...

R.Kelly blesses Tuface...
Some thing feels very Wrong

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome under Surveillance for Money Laundering

The nefarious and outright disregard of the financial regulations of the federal republic of Nigeria by Rev.Chris Oyakhilome, senior pastor of Christ Embassy, has drawn the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissiom (EFCC).

Investigation reveals that Chris Oyakhilome in cahoots with other top members of Christ Embassy Ministry (a.k.a Believers Loveword Inc) has been placed under surveillance by EFCC, for money laundering activities. Our checks reveal that the preacher was involved in strange cash movement of the sum of thirty five million dollars ($35,000,000).

Recall that when the financial dealing of Chris Oyakhilome and his ministry was x-rayed by an online magazing some years back, many die hard members and sympathizers of his ministry were quick to come to his defence, calling the report a smear campaign. However, this clampdown by government has once again a vindication of some sort.

However, this development has sent shock waves to members of the church across the world, and many of the nominal members, who were used in the money laundering scheme, are now scrambling for safe havens.

Genevieve: No deal wth D’banj

The news is all over town that Genevieve and D’banj were the focus at P-Square’s birthday party in Omole. This goes to confirm the much touted romance between the duo. Despite her silence at the party, her body language and the lovey-dovey of the two lovebirds gave them away.

Immediately after the outing, news was rife that Genevieve is working on an album and that Don Jazzy, the president of MoHoits, is about to sign her on. It’s also in the news that she will be featuring in D’banj’s forthcoming album in December.

In a chat with Samuel Olatunji, Genevieve’s manager, Ajua Dickson said she is not working on any album, stating there was no plan to sign a deal with MoHits. “Genevieve is not a singer and I can tell you for sure that she is not working on any album. And as for featuring on D’banj’s forthcoming album, she is not a singer, but you can’t say never”.

On the rumored romance, Ajua said: “D’banj is a friend of the house. Genny will get back to you herself on that.” D’banj was not available for comments as he is said to be in America shooting a Glo commercial. Meanwhile all sms and repeated calls placed to Genevieve’s phones were not returned.

President Jonathan Offered Us $50,000 Bribe, But We Returned It - Pastor Tunde Bakare Confirms

Fiery Lagos-based pastor, Tunde Bakare, has confirmed to Saharareporters that President Goodluck Jonathan proivede a $50, 000 cash bribe to a delegation of the Save Nigeria Group that visisted him last Monday, but that the group sent back the money.

Pastor Bakare’s confirmation came in the midst of a tepid denial of our earlier report by Tony Uranta, one of Mr. Jonathan's political operatives. Uranta had claimed on his Facebook page yesterday that Saharareporters misrepresented the crux of the meeting between the president and the Pastor Bakare-led delegation.

Specifically, Uranta denied that Jonathan discussed his ambition to run for office with the SNG delegation. He also stated that no money was offered to the SNG team and claimed that, contrary to our earlier report, the Bakare group had not asked him to return the bribe money to Jonathan.

But in a telephone interview with Saharareporters on Sunday evening, Pastor Bakare confirmed that the details of our earlier exclusive report were factual and unimpeachable.

Bakare, who has a reputation for speaking out fearlessly on current political issues, affirmed that the Minister of the Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, had offered the SNG delegation the sum of $50,000 on behalf of President Jonathan. The SNG had met with Jonathan to review his performance in office.

In the phone interview, Pastor Bakare stated categorically that his team was indeed offered money after it submitted a position paper on why it was opposed to the president's ambition to be re-elected. He confirmed that the cash was immediately returned to sender through Uranta, shortly after it was presented to the SNG delegation.

The SNG convener told Saharareporters that his team felt terribly embarrassed and offended by the orchestrated attempt by Jonathan and his team to buy the SNG’s support through illicit means.

An obviously angry Bakare said, “You can quote me. I don't do deals and I don't lie. Tony [Uranta] could be saving his own face. Tony lied that he didn't collect the money from us. There are living witnesses. Orubebe has confirmed to me that the money was returned. Mr. President is aware through Oronto Douglas that we returned his money through Tony.”

Bakare said he, Yinka Odumakin and other SNG officials went to the meeting with Jonathan with a written document that explained why the SNG would not support his candidacy.

“We submitted a document regarding the culture of impunity in which he (Jonathan) continues to swim," he said.

Rihanna's still talking about Chris Brown

In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Rihanna talks (again) about her break up with Chris Brown.

Rihanna says,

“Sometimes when you’re on the inside of a relationship like that, you can’t see it clearly for what it is. I left – it was the best feeling. It was so freeing…I witnessed it happening to my mum and I said I would never let that happen to me – and then it was happening. Now, when I look back, it bugs me out that I couldn’t see it for what it was.”

Guess it takes a while to finally let go...

I cried when I lost Zain N5m prize money – Waje

Waje: I‘ve learnt not to blame anybody for my mistakes and short comings

She may not have a single album to her credit, after a decade of sojourning in the music scene. But Aituaje Iruobe a.k.a. Waje is a name that cannot be ignored.

The rising female act is optimistic that she’d break grounds in her chosen career. In this encounter, she speaks on her forthcoming album, her music and why she’s not married yet.

Let’s meet you?

First of all, Waje is a female and in her late 20’s from Sabongida Ora in Edo State. Her dad is from Edo, while the mum hails from Onitsha, Anambra State. I grew up in Benin, Edo State and attended Word of Faith Group of Schools, where I started my musical career as a choir member.

While at the school owned by the late Bishop Idohasa, I got a scholarship due to my singing prowess. I’ve always loved singing and my dad used to beat me a lot, because I was using screw drivers to drill holes on our walls and turn that into my imaginary microphones.

From Benin, I moved to the east with my mum when she and dad separated. I got admission to study at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where I graduated with a degree in Social Work.

Waje: I‘ve learnt not to blame anybody for my mistakes and short comings

So, I’m a social worker-turned singer. I sincerely believe that there is a lot that I can do as an entertainer with what I actually studied. When the time comes, I would definitely return to doing charity works. My names are Aituaje, Ebele, Iruobe, Vivian, Aina Waje.

Waje means laughter in Sabongida Ora. But right now, Waje is an acronym for Words Aren’t Just Enough.

When I discovered my talent in music!

I just realised I could sing, but I can’t exactly remember at what age. But based on my Christian background I started quite early from the church. I was a member of the Children Evangelical Ministry and I sang at our Easter Camp Meetings. And as a child I also danced a lot.

Professionally, I started singing in 2007 and that was when I did a re-mix of P_Square’s Omoge Mi, which I called Bobo Mi.
Prior to this, I was with an eastern–based label called Dome. I met them when I was young, 19. They helped to groom and nurture me, but I left them this year.

We had a contract but I did not release any album with them, but I had two singles, Somewhere and Kolo released on their label. Kolo was originally recorded by MTV Base.

It was my song for their Advance Warning competition that I participated in. We were told to write our own songs and record it during the competition. Kolo was recorded at SABC studios, South Africa.

Immediately after the competition and after emerging as the last woman standing, I decided to drop Kolo as a single and the result/reception was overwhelming. My debut single, Somewhere, was dropped last year.

You were with Dome Records for a very long time, did the feeling of not dropping your debut album with the label hurt?

It definitely weighed me down. I was born on September 1, and on every day of my birthdays, I usually think back and very deep. But I‘ve learnt not to blame anybody for my mistakes and short comings.

I would have come out with an album a long time ago. I would have also craved to get good dividends for my singles. It was not entirely there and having patiently waited for my contract to expire, and I took a walk.

So, who are you with now?
I’m doing it myself for now . . .
Recently you hooked up with Sam Kargbo Productions. How true is that?

We are still talking and reviewing the offers they put on the table. To be very honest with you, I’ve got about four labels currently discussing with me. They all want to sign me on and three of them are very big and Sam Kargbo is one of them.

Your hot single Kolo is everywhere and making waves. What was the inspiration behind the song?
The inspiration for that song is the womenfolk. I like to represent the girls. In a certain way, I’m a feminist. Let’s face it, in everything that happens in this world there is a woman behind it, good or bad. But you have to look for a way to make sure that you channel the good part of it as a woman. I was thinking of a good club song that would at the same time represent the womenfolk.
I wrote the song with the help of Cobhams. He was the music teacher in the house at Advance Warming, while a South African produced it.
Talking about Advance Warning, what was your experience in the house like?

It was fun for me because I was surprised when they called me to be part of it. I was still staying in Enugu State then.
As at the time I got the offer, I had already done Do Me with P_Square and Somewhere, was just out then, and was being played by only MTV Base.

More than 20 persons that included heavyweights like Kel, Terry G, MI, Pype and Blaze were invited for the Advance Warning event. Initially, I feared I didn’t stand a chance among the heavyweights because I was relatively new compared to most of them.

That Durella beat me in the finals made me feel very sad. In fact, I cried like a baby. I had already planned what to do with the prize money. But I moved on with my life and career after the quest.
With more than a decade experience in the industry, you are yet to drop a full album . . .

It’s going to drop this year before the end of this year. The album will be a self_titled album, Waje. I feel its about time for me to be heard

Are you ready for marriage now if the right man comes your way?

Let me put it this way, if he comes my way and is the right person; I will give it a serious shot.
So, how are you coping with advances from your male admirers?

Frankly speaking, I haven’t seen anyone. My ideal man must be very confident, principled, responsible and God fearing.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tonto exposes her dirty secrets

Tonto in action...Guess what!
The controversial soft porn movie, “Dirty Secret” which starred unrepentant actress Tonto Dike, Muna Obiekwe and many other Nigerian actors is finally released into the market.

Tonto confirmed this, in her twitter page, disclosing however that the movie sold close to eleven thousand copies in less than four hours after its release. But this figure is yet to be confirmed.

In the movie produced by Sanga Entertainment, the pretty actress engaged in an endless kisses and wag tongues in a slow pace as she goes semi-nude, exposing her body in such a manner that left much to be desired.

Just as highly rated actor, Muna Obiekwe blinded his fans with his dirty role in the movie, portraying nude scenes. It’s indeed an eyesore movie.

Owing to her unrepentant action, Tonto currently is having a face-off with enraged fans, mostly Ghanaians who frowned at her for acting in that unholy movie.

The producer, Sanga Entertainment is a Bronx, New York-based Company with an annual turnover of less than $500, 000 and with less than four staff. It specialises in video tapes and disc renting service in the Bronx.

The company started business in 2004. The repeated explicit and lewd scenes in the movie have resulted in vitriolic attacks on the internet against the 25-year old actress who grew up without a mother in a family of nine children.

The enraged fans, are wondering why the light skinned pretty actress could not draw the line between ‘professionalism and pornography’. Recall that in her twitter page, the actress called her critics ‘pretenders’, adding “why would we enjoy seeing nudity in Hollywood? It’s a f..cking profession peeps, grow up.

I am all out with my job and you hard if you find otherwise. Rubbish f..cking pretenders. I hate fake damn tradition. I have got a mind and heart my profession requires.”

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Osite Iheme (Paw Paw) completes 2-storey building

Pawpaw's two storey block of flats in Abia State

Star actor, Osita Iheme (Paw Paw) is now a landlord. He has just completed a two-storey building in Abia State, a block of flats to be rented out.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Remembering Saro Wiwa on the stage

A scene from ‘The Killing Swamp'
Death is a debt that every one must pay. Though the how and when, unlike debts owed a bank or some magnanimous benefactor, we may not know. Yet, we still must pay. And the why, for sure, is different from one debtor to another. However, there can be nothing as dispiriting as knowing that you are going to die, as well as the manner and time of death.

For Kenule Saro Wiwa, the Nigerian writer, theatre producer, and environmentalist, it was a mixture of all, as re-enacted in Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba's play ‘The Killing Swamp', where the playwright, using his creative licence, digs dramatically into the final moments of the late Ogoni activist's life.

The play, directed by Chidi Ukwu, was staged in Abuja on Saturday, November 13, by an Abuja-based theatre company, Arojah Royal Theatre. It was to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of that execution, spearheaded by the then military ruler, Sani Abacha, an act that was widely condemned by the international community.

Patrick Otoro is Ken Saro Wiwa

The audience in Abuja, largely populated by members of the international community, was held spellbound by the delivery and interpretation of Patrick Otoro, who played the role of Kenule.

"The performance was so real that I felt like I was witnessing the exact incident as it happened... Kenule is a very strong character and the actor succeeded in arresting the audience," said Yoash, an Isreali in the audience.

He revealed that it was his first time watching a stage play since arriving Nigeria; and added that the lady sitting beside him was close to tears and murmuring repeatedly: "Did they really did that to him?"

Otoro, who endured the passing away of his father just days before, put up such a heart rendering performance. He could be described as a veteran of Adinoyi Onukaba's plays, having at various times produced, directed, or acted in some of the playwright's pieces. Among Otoro's earlier involvement in Onukaba's plays, are: ‘A Resting Place', ‘Tower of Babel', and ‘Her Majesty's Visit'.

"It's a great honour been given the responsibility of re-enacting the lifetime of such a great personality like Saro Wiwa. I am glad, however, that I did not disappoint. This will no doubt remain for me as one of the highest point of my active career as a theatre practitioner," he said of playing the lead in ‘The Killing Swamp'.

Other players in the four-man cast play were: Jibrin Ahmed as Major; Ikponmwonsa Gold; Seun Odukoya; and Adetutu Adebambo, who played Asabe in the first and second performances respectively.

Gaming with death

Though a dramatic imagination of the playwright, the last moments of the late Ken Saro Wiwa, as depicted onstage, moved the audience to tears. Kenule engaged in what Major refers to in the play as ‘buying time' with various demands.

The highpoint of the play was the late discovery by Kenule that his cousin is the Major who has been assigned to carry out his execution. This revelation was followed up by a long drawn argument about the real reasons behind his predicament, the foundation set up in the name of Bera's father, and the possibility that money must have exchanged hands. Having failed to talk him out of avenging his father's death, Kenule gave up his antics and orders Bera (Major) to carry out the execution, saying, "Go on, do what you are here to do."

The play opens and ends at a clearing in the bush, where Kenule and the Ogoni eight are executed. It employs a flashback at some point to re-enact the meeting of Asabe and Kenule at an audition and then the court scene, which had both players switching roles. The same technique was employed in the court tribunal scene, where Major assumed the role of the judge.

‘The Killing Swamp' offers fresh insight into the Niger Delta issue, especially as it relates to the intrigues behind the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa. The playwright, however, in his wisdom, employs humour in his treatment of some of the most salient issues in the play.

Commenting on the production, the playwright, Adinoyi Onukaba, praised the high quality of work put into the production by the actors and director.

"While it is right to say this is my play, what you have seen here today is beyond me. It is the interpretation of the director and his artists. You don't always have much influence on how your play is produced. Once the book leaves your hand and goes into the hand of a director, he gives it whatever interpretation that suites him, and in this case, I must say that the director, Chidi Ukwu, is very good and has done a good job."

Story by Jerry Adesewo

Yes, I have been approached severally by lesbians in Nollywood - Ify Arinze

Talented music sensation and actress, Ify Arinze is set to dazzle music lovers with her tunes. A former member of music divas called IBAN girls, Ify chose to go solo to make name. The Auchi, Edo brought up condemned Lesbianism in Nollywood in all its entirety and declared she can’t trade her body for fame. Excerpts:

When did you start off as a musician?
I started music fully in 2006. I formerly used to belong to a group, Iban girls, before I left them to be on my own.

What does music mean to you?
Music means everything to me, I sleep, eat, breathe, and live music. I have always loved music.

Who do you look up to in the industry?
Internationally, I look up to Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. Locally, Onyeka Onwenu, Christy Essien-Igbokwe and Asa inspire me.

How do you get inspiration for your songs?
My inspiration is from God and love. Most of my songs are about love, I write about my feelings, experiences and surrounding.

When should we expect your album?
There is no definite date for now, but I promise you will be first to know when the time comes.

What genre of music do you play and why did you choose that?
I do all genre of music, hip hop, R&B, Dancehall, high life, and a little of rap.

How come you have not hit it big in music?
All good things don’t come easy. You will have to work your way to the top. I am not in a rush to drop an album because everybody is doing so, I want to make an album that will cut across the globe and get to everyone. I am working on something that will be worth the wait.

Are you signed to any record label?
Not at the moment.

Why is it that you are not interested in doing that?
I was once on a label called Rhymesquad entertainment, but things didn’t work out because of a clause that wasn’t in my best interest. So, I decided to do things on my own, pending when I get a better offer.

How long do you think it will take?
I don’t know, I just need to make things better for myself and close a deal that will boost my career.

You are also an actress, when did you begin acting?
I started acting in 2003. I did a couple of movies, like Bumper 2 Bumper, Blames of memories, Strange affections, Died for conscience, Sweet love, Love and marriage, Bed of roses, Drifted dreams, Richest man among others.

Which one do you prefer, acting or singing?
I love music more, although music and acting work hand in hand. I love both, but acting is interpreting a character that isn’t you, while music, they say is soul food. Music helps express me unlike movie where I interpret another person’s character.

What is your view about Nollywood?
There is a lot of improvement in Nollywood, when you watch movies like Ije, Anchor baby, The Figurine, Through the glass, you will marvel at the level of creativity and quality of the pictures. With just little adjustments, we will be there. It is just like saying, we are not where we want to be, neither are we where we are supposed to be, nor are we what we ought to be, but thank God we have gone far above what we used to be.

What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on my album and planning my video, my single will hit the airwaves soon.

Who among your family supported your musical journey?
My siblings, mum and dad didn’t approve at first but now they are adjusting to it, because they have come to see how much joy it gives me . So far so good, they have been very supportive.

What challenges have you been facing since you started out as a musician?
Remaining focused and determined, the ability to forget about the huddles because they will always be there. The question I ask myself is how bad I want it, how determined am I? Nobody said it was going to be easy, so despite the challenges, my determination will see me through them.

How did you handle these challenges to get to the peak of your career?
I remain passionate about what I do and try not to be distracted or discouraged with what is going on negatively.

Where do you see yourself in three years?
I see myself on top collecting Grammies, Oscars, you name it.

What kind of relationship do you have with your fellow artistes?
I have a very cordial relationship with my fellow artistes. That is as far as it goes.

How would you describe yourself socially?
I am an extrovert, lively, confident, playful and I love being around people.

Who had the greatest influence on you as a child?
My grandmum, Mrs. Gold Ijeamaka Arinze.

Do you have regrets about your life and career?
No. There are rough times in life, agreed, but not enough to have regrets. I see them as part of my experience towards attaining the goals I have set for myself.

What has music done for you financially?
Not enough compared to what we deserve as artistes but I believe we are getting there.

Have you accomplished as an artiste?
Exposure, experience, connections and good friends.

Are you planning on taking acting full time?
Not really. This is because if I take movie full time, I won’t have time for my music which happens to be my first love.

What do you love most about singing?
The satisfaction I get while on stage and studio is fulfilling. Getting good sponsors and overcoming this thing about male dominance in the industry thrills me as an artiste.

Any embarrassing moment?
Yes. When I was with my group IBAN, we were performing on stage when the zip of my trousers went down. I was so embarrassed and I lost concentration while trying to hold my trousers and still do my routine dance with my group. It was very unconfortable and embarrassing.

What are your views about young ladies who trade their bodies for fame?
Our society frowns at it, but we are responsible for the choices we make. So, whatever choice these young ladies make, they should learn to live with the consequences. Don’t blame it on anybody most expecially the society.

Would you do that if you have the opportunity?
No I won’t. It is not because I am judging those who do it, but because I wasn’t brought up that way and I wasn’t taught that way. I believe in merit, it is fulfilling to know you got something because you deserved it and worked your ass out for it and not because you gave somebody something for it.

Your love life?
I have a very healthy, interesting and active love life.

Who is your ideal man and why?
I love a good listener. A man who gets me will be supportive of my career, with good sense of humour. He would also be a God-fearing man that will respect and stand by me at all times, he must be a man who respects the word woman.

How do you deal with romantic heartbreaks?
It is part of life and inevitable. Once or twice in a life-time, we get our hearts broken as women, but we must learn to let go and move on with our lives. All you have to do is analyze your mistakes so as not to repeat them again.

How do you handle your fans?
I relate to them as much as I can, and I am open to their opinions, critics and suggestions and I take the reasonable corrections.

Describe yourself in three words?
Determined, focused and passionate.

Do you unwind?
I soak myself in a bath tub with some chilled wine and soulful music playing on the back ground while I read my novel. I love daniel steels collections. That is how I catch my fun when I am not working.

How were you described as a child?
Lovable, charming, intelligent, funny and full of life.

Are you pursuing your childhood dream?
Yes, I have always loved showbiz as a child and I am happy I am doing it.

Did you love going to school as a child?
Yes, I loved it.

Any phobia?
Height and cats. They scare me to bits.

What would you say about lesbianism in Nollywood?
I am short of words on that issue. I guess it is just their sexuality, but it is bad. God created Adam and Eve to engage in sex as a man and a woman and not man to man or woman to woman. So, when women indulge in such act, they are only telling God He made a mistake when creating them which is a big sin.

Have you been approached by one?
Yes. On several occasions.

Would you engage in it for the sake of money and connection?
No, because it is not the only way to make money and get connections. There are other honest means of getting to the top, and if it is the only way, I will rather stay without money and connections.

What are you worth now as a showbiz person?
Not as much as I desire but I am getting there.

Can you date someone you have just met once?
Yes. If I feel some connection with that person.

What would you do if your man insists you quit your career?
It is dicey. For a man that loves me to say that, knowing how happy my career makes me, There must be a very good reason. He must explain to me why I should give up what I love doing for him and if it is reasonable enough, I just might quit my career. It is one of those things we do for love.

Won’t you regret that?
I have no room for regrets in my life. I always move forward.

Can love make you fight over a man?
Never, because the things that are worth fighting for won’t make you fight to get them. Anything you get by fighting for it, will always make you fight to keep it. How long can a lady do that? Have you thought about how exhausting it can be?

Why did you leave Iban girls?
Nothing. I just wanted to do things on my own. We didn’t quarrel or fight for anything as alleged. I just wanted to follow my heart and we discussed my departure. They saw reasons with me and I left.

Can you do a collabo with them if need be?
Of course. I can do a collabo with them. We were more than friends, so working together anytime, any day is not a problem.

What do you consider success as a person?
Success is this feeling of fulfillment. It is about dreams reached, height attained and the life that were touched by you. That is what I consider success.

Tell us about yourself
My names are Arinze Ifeyinwa Charity, popularly called Ify. Musically, my stage name is E’phy. I am in my 20’s and was born into a family of seven 3 boys and 4 girls. I was born and brought up in Auchi, Edo state. I am from Ifite Nnibo in Awka Local Government Area of Anambra State. I studied criminology in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state. I am an easy going person , I think before I do things, I have a lot of friends who like me and see me as cool, so I will say I am cool.

Any last words for your fans?
I want to say a very big thanks to all of you for ur support, encouragement and for believing in my dreams. There is and wouldn’t have been me without you guys, you guys rock, I love you all.


A word is enough for the 9ice — Ruggedman

The long wait is finally over. Rapper, Ruggedman’s third album, Untouchable was released November 20. Expectedly, it contains the feverishly awaited response to his former collaborator, 9ice‘s earlier diss track, Talk, I am Listening which was released on September 20. Ruggedman’s birthday, While 9ice’s totters on crudity, Ruggedman‘s A Word is enough for the 9ice is as blistering as it is laden with braggadocio and advice.

Featuring up and comer, Ella, the hook of the song is an interpolation of the 1975 classic of unsung juju maestro, General Prince Adekunle and his Supersonic Sounds’ Awodi n fo ferere which is the parable of an eagle soaring higher than its normal altitude because it wants to meet God – a vain, fatal attempt. Prince Adekunle’s orginal version opens the song and sums up Ruggedman‘s lyrical package to 9ice.

Tracing the genesis of their relationship to when 9ice was ‘a studio rat‘ in producer, ID Cabasa‘s studio, Ruggedman said he took him in, upgraded him, showed him the ropes and put him on the music stage where he found fame and fortune. He didn’t stop there. He says, “I gave you the money, the fame and the wife that changed your life and gave you a son. In other words, I gave you a life.”

Sounding rather penitent, the rapper said he had to leak his private telephone conversation with 9ice on the Internet because he was fed up with myriad accusations that he was overly familiar with the latter‘s estranged wife.

There had been a groundswell of finger pointing in Ruggedman‘s direction when 9ice‘s song, Once Bitten, Twice Shy off his Tradition album hit the streets. The subsequent breakup of the singer’s marriage to his wife, Toni Payne further aroused interest in who 9ice was actually referring to in the controversial song. According to Ruggedman, “All I wanted was to clear my name of the dirty rumour,” admitting, however, that he went about it the wrong way out of desperation.

Then, like a hypocritical guardian of privileges, he launches into a clinical tirade on the things he did and didn’t do for 9ice: ”You tried to tarnish my image and that of your wife because you wanted to sell CDs, God bless you. You can tease me all you want, but it would never change the fact that the first big stage you got on was through me. The first award you won was through me. You started making money after I introduced you to the world. The wife you married, I introduced to you. The first child you got was from the woman I introduced to you. I helped you come up in the industry……Never pay back good with evil. Be respectful to your elders.”

Earlier, one of Ruggedman’s protégées, Chinaydu had replied 9ice in a track entitled, And The Beef Goes On which samples the beat of 70s American R&B group, The Whispers‘ song of the same title.

9ice’s manager, Dehinde Fajana, tells us, “We won’t dignify Ruggedman with a response.” As the war of words between the two artistes reaches frightening dimension, well-meaning older entertainers have not ceased to mediate but none of them seems ready for a truce.

Story by Adeshina Oyetayo

Thursday, November 25, 2010

SMVA 2010 saga:D’banj’s bodyguard boots an excited fan off stage!

Your UDR relentless gossip is bringing you more no holds bared tales from the just concluded SMVA’s at Expo Hall, Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. The Mo’hits crew (Don Jazzy, Dbanj, Dr sid, D’prince) were on stage to do their thing and the crowd’s reception reaffirmed the fact that they own the country’s biggest hits of the year.

And while everyone cheered, danced, sang, yelled, one over-excited fan somehow evaded the ground security to ascend the stage but had the biggest shock of his life as D’banj’s body-guard who is purported to be an ex-military boxer appeared from the background and gave him a fast shove.

Before one could blink, the guy was off the stage, to the ground on his feet.

I guess that served as a note of warning to other emotional fans…..look, appreciate and move on.

Story by Tolu Ogunjimi

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

James Ibori's wife, Theresa, sentenced to 5 Years in UK court!

Theresa Ibori, the former First Lady of Delta State, is going to prison for between two- five years.

The London jury in her Southwark Crown Court trial returned their verdict today after she was found guilty on two counts of money laundering. James Ibori's United Kingdom lawyer, Mr. Bhadresh Gohil, who was on trial with Theresa, has been found guilty on all counts of money laundering. He has been remanded in police custody.
Mr. Gohil will be sentenced after the conclusion of another trial involving the laundering of proceeds of V-Mobile shares by James Ibori, Henry Imashekka, David Edevbie and former Akwa Ibom governor, Victor Attah. The trial will start on Monday. - Sahara Reporters

Edris Cause Trouble

Just when everyone was thinking the former Hip hop Rap artist Edris Abdulkarim who is just coming up again in the music industry is rebranded, he struck again.

Coming out under the Kennis Music record label, Edris was seen at his best yesterday trying to fight a man at the premises of the Lagos State Television, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

It took the intervention of a lady who works at Lagos Television to restrain him.

Only God knows what would have happened if the lady was not there because Edris was visibly angry and could have beaten up the man who claims not to know him at the gate of the premises of LTV.

It could be recalled that this same artist had a confrontation with 50 CENT, a top American Rap artist when he visitd Nigeria for a show.

A word of advise for Edris, even if you want to really show off your muscles, please choose a better location than a media house.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Transcript: Genevieve Nnaji on CNN's Connect The World

Actress Genevieve Nnaji was a guest on CNN's Connect The World few weeks back. The show will finally be airing tomorrow(Tuesday) evening. For those who can't wait, find below transcripts of the show.

Transcript: Genevieve Nnaji on CNN's Connect The World

(14:22:29) MF: tell us about ‘Bursting Out’ for people who don’t the movie and are thinking about going to see it – what is it about?

(14:22:34) GN: Bursting Out is a romantic comedy. It’s a story about a very upp-ity, uptight, elitist woman who falls in love with the wrong guy in the wrong class of life and then her discovery about – and then she falls in love hard so…it’s pretty funny. I found it funny.

(14:22:56) MF: Fun to film? Or was it hard work?

(14:23:00) GN: It was fun. It’s always fun. Cast were amazing and they were also funny and everyone had their own little contributions, which made it all was fun. I don’t feel like I work when I’m on set to be honest.

(14:23:12) MF: What was your favourite moment from the filming? There’s always a favourite moment.

(14:23:16) GN: Oooooo….I think the scenes with the other two girls, because I had two friends.

(14:23:25) MF: And you’re here in London because it’s being premiered in London. It’s already had a premiere in Lagos. Why London? Is there a big market here?

(14:23:33) GN: There is a big market here. Everyone is a descendent of Nigeria or Ghana or where ever and movies are really, really big here. Just walking down the streets, the amount of people who stop me on the road, and really appreciate what we’ve done. So…it’s amazing and you know they ask for it. They’ve been asking for it for a very long time. So, yeah. It’s not the first time I’ve been here to premiere.

(14:23:56) MF: It seems that Nigerian film is becoming more and more popular abroad, but who’s watching those films? Is it people of Nigerian descent or is it people who have nothing to do with Nigeria?

(14: 24:06) GN: All sorts of people. All sorts of people. Umm… I have been recognised by Indians, I think a Chinese woman once and that’s so funny. I think all sorts of people, but that’s because Africans are all over the country – all over the world - and you know, all it takes is you having a friend and telling a friend “you need to see this this”. It’s all by association, so it’s all really getting its awareness somehow.

(14:24:28) MF: It’s called ‘Nollywood’ which is a term I don’t think all actors like in Nigeria, but it’s sort of been coined. How would you say Nigerian cinema differs from Hollywood cinema?

(14:24:41) GN: Do we really have cinema? [laugh] Cinema is pretty new in Nigeria – I mean it used to be back in the day, but that sort of faded off. But it’s new, it’s coming back and hopefully it comes to stay. But for now all we do are home videos, movies for your tv. But there we’ve had success stories like EJ and a few other movies that have been shot on film and had to be premiered and shown in the cinemas and it’s amazing how people have received this so….

(14:25:13) MF: As you say, the growth is explosive. Why are people so fascinated by film now when film has been around for so long?

(14:25:21) GN: Umm… are you talking about Nollywood being interested or people being interested in films

(14: 25:24) MF: I guess it’s Nigerians watching films as much as Nigerian films doing well.

(14:25:30) GN: Movies have been there for not long, but say relatively, for about 20 years – pretty recent. But you see we started out making films for the people by the people. We are only allowed to tell our stories and it’s amazing how people can relate to these stories – you know what I mean? And obviously because of the awareness we create in terms of what happens in every individual’s life at some point – we all have story in common and I think that’s really why people have taken an interest in our films to be honest, because they can relate to our stories.

(14:26:10) MF: But they want the fun films don’t they? They want the romantic comedies. It’s not necessarily the really gritty, traumatic movies that sometimes come out of Hollywood.

(14:26:17) GN: We have a healthy mix. We do. If you look hard, you would find it. I do quite a number of romantic comedies.

(14:26:24) MF: We’ve got lots viewer questions of course – from all over the world actually. Robin from Cameroon asks, “What’s your biggest challenge as an actress in Africa?”

(14:26:35) GN: Well, in the beginning it was pretty challenging because first of all you had to – it’s not a culture that Africans have, well back in the day, took to very readily so it was hard having to go through that and at the same time convince people that you know what you’re doing and they should give you a chance to prove yourself. And it’s possible, you know, to do something – to actually be in the public eye, and be an actor and still be normal. You know so it was challenging.

(14:27:03) MF: But you’re not normal. You can’t go down the streets of Lagos can you?

(14:27:06) GN: Chhee….eee….. no.

(14:27:10) MF: What’s it like living that life? It’s crazy, isn’t it? You know, you get mobbed?

(14:27:15) GN: I know – I don’t walk! I drive! So, I’m safe.

(14:27:18) MF: You’ve made your name obviously in Nigeria and but also abroad. I think it was Oprah who called you the ‘Julia Roberts of Africa’. What do you think about that label? I mean it’s great – this is from Oprah!

(14:27:30) GN: Yes, it is from Oprah. So it’s fine.

(14: 27:32) MF: Are you an actress in your right?

(14:27:34) GN: Yes, I am an actress in my own right. I don’t think I have anything in common with Julia Roberts to be honest. But it’s really complementary. It’s for me it’s a honour either way. It’s just recognition – that’s good.

(14: 27:45) MF: Nancy Samara from America says, “Who is the one actor from Hollywood that you would want to work with, and why?”

(14:27:51) GN: Angelina Jolie. I’m a hug fan. Love her, love her, love her. Um… Johnny Depp, amazing actor. I think he’s so intriguing. I think there is something so mysterious about him. These two people, I don’t know I think I would definitely get along with.

(14: 28:06) MF: And Stachelle from Trinidad says, “Are there any times that you regret being famous, especially in a country like Nigeria where everyone knows you, and they really do.

(14:28:16) GN: Um…nnoo

(14: 28:18) MF: Do you just want to break away from it sometimes and be yourself?

(14:28:21) GN: When I want to do that I basically just stay in. I just stay in and hang around with people who know me for me and appreciate me whether or not I’m an actor. You have to just get up and go and just you know grab that privacy that you want so much.

(14: 28:36) MF: When you can get it. Pat from our Facebook page asks, “How do you discover other talented Nigerian actors and what do you do to give back to your country?”

(14:28:47) GN: We have quite a number of young ones back home who are trying to be actors and actresses and they are really working hard. But all you have to do is audition and prove yourself and believe in yourself and hope [MF – UP SOT: hope you break through] you break through at some point and what do I do to give back? I basically look out for talents in the industry. I basically look out for talents and encourage a lot of producers to try out new people and for the society the little I can do to be honest.

(14: 29:17) MF: But you support orphanages, don’t you?

(14:29:20) GN: Yes, I do.

(14:29:22) MF: And that’s because – I presume – you feel for these young kids that don’t have families and you can give something that can help.

(14:29:28) GN: Definitely. I’m very passionate about you know, orphans because – for me – there are so many other diseases out there but you see a lot of people don’t even have the experience of what love is about and these kids don’t even have that. So for me, times like Christmas, you know you just want to do something and actually buy them presents and I just think they are too young and too innocent and we need to actually show them that people out there do love them. So I do my bit.

(14:29:55) MF: Assan Cyril wonders where you get your motivation when so much of the country is in poverty, which you’ve just referred to I guess – lots of orphanages aren’t there?

(14:30:04) GN: Yes. Well, country being in poverty. Well then our job is to put a smile on people’s faces. You know, we do the bits we can and we’re pretty generous when we come across people as well. And then we do a lot of talking to people that we feel can help. You know like,..

(14:30:23) MF: Lobbying governments to try to do things.

(14:30:28) GN: Yes, exactly. Encouraging them to do more.

(14:30:27) MF: Ok, and Catyatoo asks what advice would you give to young Nigerian girls that may want to follow in your footsteps?

(14:30:35) GN: I would tell them to definitely be sure, first of all [MF UP SOT: Would you advise them to go into the industry?]. Yes, of course, it’s a wonderful place to be, especially if you love, what you, if you’re sure you can do it. It’s a wonderful place to be. I would definitely advise them to believe in themselves, be true to themselves and be sure that it’s something they are willing to do and they’re ready for the consequences because every good thing comes with consequences.

(14:31:00) MF: What are they? Lack of privacy

(14:31:00) GN: Ohh… you lose your privacy for starters.

(14:31:05) MF: Philip Peter from Lagos asks, “What has been your biggest regret in Nigerian film?”

(14:31:13) GN: Umm…. Biggest regrets? Oh boy, regrets – I don’t know – I hardly regret anything. I just learn from mistakes. I don’t regret anything. It’s too hard. I mean you do the best you can at that point in time and you know everything is about growth and progress and I’ve gotten older so obviously you learn more. You learn on the job. I love my job - don’t worry about anything at all.

(14:31:36) MF: And finally Joped from our Facebook page asks, “When do you think that African movies will be able to compete with big budget Hollywood films?” Or do think they already are?

(14:31:46) GN: I think a few people have given them a run for their money [laugh]. We have to claim that, but we are getting there. Maybe not the Nollywood you know, but definitely we have a few people out there - a few Nigerian students who have schooled abroad and have gone to film school and are coming back home now to put to practice what they’ve learnt. So we do have a few people who are coming into the country right now and doing big things.

(14:32:11) MF: And the reality is it’s a very expensive business, so you need the finance as well. Is that coming more and more to Lagos now, do you think? You’re getting the funding that you want on your movies?

(14:32:20) GN: We have gotten support every - we do get support every now and then. But not as much as we would love to – not as much as we should. Because the movie industry is like the biggest export right now in Nigeria and we have in some way re-invented the country, you know. And we would appreciate some more encouragement from the banking sector.

(14:32:42) MF: Because people would be surprised by how much a Nollywood film actually costs. How much is it in dollars?

(14:32:46) GN: [laugh] My god! [MF UP SOT: Roughly] Roughly? Let’s see…

(14:32:49) MF: A Hollywood movie would be a 100 million dollars, say. And a particularly big one.

(14:32:53) GN: Oh well, I have no idea. I think it depends. But the truth is – the unique about Nollywood is we make the best use out of the little resources we have. You know, some how we get by. I don’t know. Sorry. [laugh]

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The other day as I was doing my usual evening jog around my estate, I came across a pair, a young lady probably in her really early twenties and a man who appeared to be no less than 55years old.

They were cuddling and kissing in his G-wagon Mercedes SUV...pardon me for prying but I couldn’t help but notice two people inside a car at night snorkelling. This sight I had witnessed was not new or alien to me because it’s OK to be naughty with your significant other sometimes.

But it got me thinking, what would such a young lady at that age be doing with a man who probably has children her age at home with a wife who I’m sure is fully aware of her husband’s extra marital affairs?

Let’s face it, the idea of dating a married man is nothing new to anyone who has been living in Nigeria, as a matter of fact, these married men now prefer to take their girlfriends/mistresses out for social events.

People have different reasons for doing what they do and I am not here to tell or teach anyone about a certain kind of moral standard, because I believe everyone chooses a lifestyle that suits their needs and goals in life and so be it.

I have come across a few ladies who live lavishly off these rich men who provide for their every need down to their mobile credit and what I always hear from each of them is ‘the end justifies the means’.

I could simply say that if you want to live the nice life and reside in the luxurious apartments over on the island, how about you get yourself a job and work hard for your money. Again, people could rightfully disagree with me, because let’s face it, working to get to that level (if at all you find a job) will take years as opposed to just sleeping with ‘oga chief’ for a few hundred thousand naira and a new car.

I hear a lot of girls who justify their actions by explaining that dating rich men has saved their lives and taken them out of poverty stricken backgrounds, they are able to take care of their families there by releasing the burdens of their parents. ..hmm...that’s a good point I must confess! Again this is where we raise the issue, does the end justify the means?

I am not saying its only females from poor background that partake in this act, because I am aware that quite a few ladies from comfortable homes also date married men to maintain their lifestyle.

So here lies the question, does the means justify the end. Is it OK to date a married rich man in order to pay your way through life’s tough challenges or would you rather uphold your dignity and work diligently until till you get that break in your career if at all you ever do?
I will not condemn or commend anyone for the kind of life they choose to live but I would like to know what you all think about this.


Kelly Hansome is a Born Again.....Well, not exactly in Literal terms but dude has met a chick who has absolutely turned his life around!

As u may have heard Kelly Hansome has reconciled with his label Kennis Music and is in the studio working on new music..He has also called off a diss track he was recording called "Death of Mo-hits'.

He also recently squashed the beef with M.I and the Choc boys in a recent announcement via Twitter...He reportedly said..."Big up MI2!!! Go get it ...No beef!!!"

Word is that Kelly is attributing his recent stature of embracing peace to advices he got from his new found Love, Whose real names we cudn't ascertain...She is reportedly based in London.

Our Sources say wedding bells are around the Corner.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Video: Skuki ft. Mo’CheddaH – Stamina

Check out the video for the hit single ‘Stamina’ by Skuki featuring Mo’Cheddah. The song is off of their album B.A.N.G.E.R and the video was shot in South Africa. Good tune and fresh video. Enjoy!

Fearless cat fights off two giant alligators (video)

11-year-old girl buries aunt’s baby alive

L: R) Shekinat, Usnah and Mr. & Mrs. Badmus

What could make an 11-year-old girl bury her aunt‘s baby alive? That‘s the puzzle which residents of a Lagos settlement, called Aboru, are trying to figure out. The story of Shekinat, the girl in the eye of the storm, raises curiosity, reports Samuel Awoyinfa - Punch newspapers.

In what seems to be a scene from a horror movie, 11-year-old girl, Shekinat, on Sunday November 14, buried her aunt‘s baby, 18-month old Usnah, in a shallow pit beside a soak-away pit in an uncompleted building in Aboru, Agbado/Oke Odo Local Council Development Area, Lagos.

Usnah, a baby girl, was in that pit for four days, hanging between an opening space between the excavated pit and the soak-away wall, with her head acting as a hook that suspended her body. The whole neighbourhood of Pipeline Road and its environs were said to have been thrown into confusion as the sad news of the missing girl spread like wild fire during the harmattan.

The parents of the baby, Mrs. Barakat Badmus and Mr. Nurudeen Badmus, were simply inconsolable as they searched the bush and isolated buildings around their residence on 19, Pipeline Road, Aboru, looking for their only child.

She was later found in a pit, covered with leaves and rags, four days after the baby had been missing. When Usnah was finally found in an uncompleted building beside her parents‘ abode, her parents were apprehensive. Was she still alive? If yes, in what state of health would she be by now? Questions; and more questions, begging for answers! Mercifully, dark-skinned Usnah was alive! However, she has suffered bruises in both ears, which portrayed the position she stayed for those four agonising days, at the mercy of the elements.

How did Shekinat perform this wicked act? Badmus said that on that particular Sunday, himself, his wife and baby went to bed around 9:00pm, while Shekinat was left in the sitting room, which also served as her sleeping space.

The first episode that showed that the girl was up to some mischief was said to have happened some minutes after they retired to bed. Badmus told SUNDAY PUNCH, ”Shekinat came towards the door of our bedroom, and was trying to enter when I challenged her. She said that we did not close the door properly and that she only wanted to close it firmly.

”She came the second time and gave another flimsy excuse. It wasn‘t until around 11:00pm when my wife wanted to breastfeed the baby that we discovered the baby was no longer on the bed with us.”

The Badmuses and their neighbours all trooped out that night looking for Usnah. They searched till midnight, yet there was no baby like Usnah in sight.

All this while, Shekinat was also said to have denied knowing anything about the whereabouts of the baby. According to Badmus, Shekinat was only punishing her aunt for rebuking her for her misdemeanor.

On the Saturday preceding the day of the incident, Badmus discovered that a sum of N800 was missing where he kept it in his trousers pocket. He had asked Shekinat about the missing money, but she denied ever knowing anything about it. But later, he said, Shekinat and one of her friends in the neighbourhood, named Basirat, came forward to say they had found the money under the bed.

Shekinat‘s aunt, Barakat, who was away when the incident involving money happened, was said to have reprimanded Shekinat by giving her some strokes of the cane. Badmus told our correspondent that perhaps that stealing Usnah was the only way she could get back at her aunt for rebuking her.

The search for the baby continued till Wednesday, when she was said to have been discovered in an uncompleted building next to their residence.

”We had reported the case at two police stations. We reported at Oke-Odo police station and one other one around here,” Badmus informed.

Usnah was said to have been found around 1:00pm, already weak and tired. She was later taken to a hospital, Yaks Healing Centre, on 7B, Ola Mummy Street, Aboru, which is about 500 metres from her parents‘ residence.

When our correspondent visited the hospital on Wednesday evening, the doctor was treating her, with her parents and other relations surrounding her bed. She was put on a drip, following which she fell into a deep sleep. The doctor and the nurses pleaded that she be left alone to rest.

The landlords and residents could only exclaim: ”It is only God that could do this (that is, sustain the child for four agonising days without food or water).” Her parents, who are staunch Muslims, could not agree less.

”I thank God that no dangerous reptiles bit her within those four days. Besides, heavy rains fell on Monday and Tuesday; so, her being alive is simply a miracle,” her father stated.

Another visible unsavoury experience Usnah suffered is that her body and hair were covered with mud.

Badmus told our correspondent on Wednesday that it took profuse pleading from him and his wife before Shekinat, who they brought in to live them only a month ago, confessed that she took the baby and gave her to someone living on the same street with them.

”It took a lot of pleading and cajoling before Shekinat confessed that she gave the baby to a man living across the road,” he said.

And that man was Mr. Murtala Osaye, who is the landlord of 10, Pipeline Road, in the same Aboru. But Shekinat changed her story 24 hours later, exonerating Osaye of the crime and mentioning an imaginary young man dressed in a blue T-shirt and jeans trousers.

But that wasn‘t before Osaye has been detained at Oke-Odo Police Station for almost 48 hours over the incident.

”I was arrested by the men of Oke-Odo police station on Monday and released on Tuesday,” Osaye told SUNDAY PUNCH at his residence on Wednesday, expressing his frustration at not being able to slaughter his Sallah ram and celebrate with members of his household.

He further told our correspondent that the policemen searched his house and did not find anything incriminating there.

Shekinat added another dimension to her bag of lies when she allegedly said that ”the young man to whom she handed the baby disappeared as soon as he collected Usnah from her.”

The 61-year Osaye, who is a landlord in the area, said he didn‘t know Shekinat until she told lies against him and he was arrested.

Narrating how the baby was found, Badmus said that it was on a second thought that he and an Islamic cleric, who came to offer prayers for the family on the sad incident, went to the uncompleted building, where they heard agonising shrieks from the direction of the soak-away.

”We had to break some portion of the soak-away before I could lift my baby out of the hole,” Badmus recounted with smiles demonstrating his relief.

Usnah‘s mother, Barakat, said that Shekinat was her elder sister‘s daughter and that she did not deserve the kind of torture the girl gave her. ”I never knew I had committed a crime by correcting her. Again, I never treated her badly,” she said with a tinge of regrets.

Shekinat is said to have history of bad stories trailing her. Badmus explained that she was said to have thrown into the bush the handsets and keys of another aunt of hers in Ibadan when that aunt reprimanded her for untoward behavior.

At press time, Shekinat was still being held at Oke-Odo police station. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, when contacted on Thursday on the matter said: ”I‘m aware of the incident at the Oke-Odo police station, but I cannot comment on it now. I am on my way to attend a meeting on the Island (Lagos Island).”

Comedian Ali Baba buys truck head for N20 million as pleasure ride...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I don’t believe in divorce – Genevieve Nnaji opens up to Ovation for an Exclusive Interview & Photoshoot

Genny in new photo shoot
Love, Life, Passion & The Price of Fame – Genevieve Nnaji opens up to Ovation for an Exclusive Interview & Photoshoot

Just when we thought Ovation was strictly for the older folks, they grabbed a scoop that will entice the younger generation to pick up a copy of the magazine. In what can be described as her most in-depth interview ever, Superstar Nigerian actress and Face of MUD cosmetics Genevieve Nnaji sat down with Ovation’s Patience Ikpe and chatted about love, life, charity, family and so much more! Ovation also shot an exclusive photospread – for the shoot, she rocked pieces from her St. Genevieve line. Buy your copy of Ovation to read the entire interview as well as other features.

Here are quick facts and excerpts from the interview and check out the exclusive photos below:
Quick Facts

•Genevieve started her acting career at the age of eight with Ripples.
•She is hoping to hold the annual charity fashion show for her St Genevieve line in December.
•Her favourite colour is black. According to Gene, “I like white as well but, in general, I like dull colours. I’m not a bright coloured person” This explains why we see her in a lot of black on the red carpet.
•Gene considers acting as her job and designing her hobby. In terms of St Genevieve clothing production, Gene says, “I don’t cut, I don’t sew, I design. I make sketches and I have my tailors, people who cut and sew. I basically describe in the best way I can, what I want and I pick the fabric.“

What has been your most challenging role in a movie?
(Exhales) All of them come with their different challenges. But I would say playing the role of a blind girl in Wind of Glory was extremely challenging and I still consider it one of my favourite movies.

Do you have plans of going into producing or directing movies?
Yes obviously, I do.

Have you ever had any surgical beauty enhancements?
No. Not yet.

What does love mean to you?
Love, (exhales) well, what is love? (laughs,) love for me is when you derive joy in giving not in receiving. When you are happy loving someone and doing things for that person without asking anything in return, that is love, genuine love.

Are you in a relationship?
In God we trust.

Any plans for marriage?
As for marriage, it’s every woman’s dream to get married. We can’t lie to ourselves. I do want to get married but overtime I have had opportunities to get married but I realise getting married is not actually the problem. The problem is finding someone you are compatible with because I’m born Catholic, I’m raised Catholic, I don’t believe in divorce. If I get married, I really want to stay married and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner. It means you’ve found your soul mate because you’ll have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn to forgive. For me, before I choose a partner I have to ask myself if this is the kind of person I would be willing to forgive no matter what when the time comes. If the answer is no, then that person is wrong for me. That person is not the person you want to get married to. If you know you can look into someone’s eyes and say yes, this is the most you can do to me. if you actually cheat on me the first time, I can find it in my heart to forgive you. If you can answer that question honestly and truthfully to yourself then you’ll know if that person is your partner or not. So compatibility is the word aside from the physical attributes that have to go with it. I need to be comfortable because I’m a woman and I’m used to a certain lifestyle.

What should your ideal man look like?
My dear, let’s not go there, I don’t want to chase market (laughs).

Any word for your fans
To all of you, for whatever reason you love me, I want you to know I appreciate it. I would not be where I am today without you obviously and as much as I come first in everything I do, I always consider you because you are a part of the decisions I make in my life.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Photo of released hostages

Released hostages (L-R) James Robertson from the U.S., Gilles Mignon from France and Robert Croke from Canada sit before a briefing where they were presented to the media at the Nigerian Air Force base in the oil hub Port Harcourt November 18, 2010, after they were rescued by the Nigerian military Wednesday night. Nigeria's security forces reunited 19 foreign and local hostages with their employers on Thursday after freeing them from militant camps in the creeks of the Niger Delta oil region. - REUTERS/Austin Ekeinde.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Naeto C Bags His Masters Degree

Yesterday (Nov. 17th), multiple award-winning rapper Naeto C graduated with a Master’s of Science in Energy Economics from the University Of Dundee, Scotland, one of the leading energy schools in the world. Over the last few months, the emcee had been shuffling between his academic work, touring the globe and recording new material for his upcoming sophomore album – Super C Season.

According to an official press release from his record company Storm 360, ‘Naeto C is now qualified to discuss the knotty issues concerning power distribution, generation and solutions for Nigeria at any level and it is this balance that makes him unique’

Naeto C graduated in 2004 from the George Washington University, US with a B Sc. in Biology, and had intended to study further and become a medical doctor. However, after some deep self-searching he changed his mind and decided to pursue a career in music. According to the release, ‘Naeto C represents the new modern African youth, focused, professional, multi-tasking and built to win’

Naeto C’s sophomore album Super C Season is scheduled for release in December.

Genevieve Nnaji and D'Banj at P-Square's birthday bash

Koko master and Genevieve came together to P-Square's birthday bash.

Are they or are they not? I wonder, I just wonder..:-)

Pics thanks to 411daily

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The truck used in picking up the Super Falcons. How disgraceful!

The Nigerian female National Team, the Super Falcons, won the 2010 CAF Women's Championship that held in South Africa and ended last week. The truck you see above is what the NFF, (Nigeria Football Federation) sent to the airport to pick them up. How they think it's OK to carry these girls in this type of plantain/cow truck is beyond me.

*Long hiss*

Rapper IKECHUKWU'S Lover Denies Sleeping with DBANJ.

Ikechukwu fumes-''nobody toasted my woman!''

Sarah screams-''over my dead body''

Rapper Ikechukwu and the Mohits team have parted ways and all is not well between them,so it was no suprise when the rumour started like a whisper ,but then it slowly spread round and soon;the it grew louder until Someone tweeted the rumour on the rappers timeline saying

''Theres a rumour going round that dbanj slept with your chick''.

The lovers responses on twitter are as follows.Killz says''nobody slept with sarah ofili!,Ok o I don't know how these stories are being made but nobody tried to toast my woman o. Gosh you guys can entertain yourselves o kai''.

And Sarah replies''over my f**king dead body will Dbanj sleep with me,thats just gross,have you seen my man Killz?I have enough 6pack,I
dont need two and half:.I live in london and not Ikeja.we have never been friends not to talk of lovers.if he has problems with my man he should take it up with him like a man and leave my name out of this market come he has not responded that this rumour is a lie?

Because it is feeding his ego,but when they said Ike beat him up his team quickly tweeted that its a lie but now that a woman is involved they dont want to clear names::...its disgusting Nigerian men quickly turn to women to do their dirty work,they cant stand the heat so all the blame is put on a woman.i will not tolerate my name and image being toyed with,if anyone carries this dirty rumour further without proof they will face the consequences:

This is libel.what a disgusting defamation of my character!''

Sarahs 'camp'further responded that''she has a lot of projects coming up,including her childrens foundation and this is not an image she wants to potray as a dirty cheating woman.everyone knows by now who her man is and she is very satisfied with him,''.

Can don jazzy and anyone of dbanjs team please respond to this allegation in anyway they deem fit?

keeping quiet when such tales are peddled is a wicked thing to do! the right thing boys,

''taaaaaalk,we are liszining'':(9ice Lyrics)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton engaged

The look of sweet!

After nine years together, Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged. They'll wed in London in the spring or summer of 2011.

The couple, both 28, became engaged last month during a vacation in Africa after he proposed to Kate and presented her with his mother's engagement ring, an oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds from the jeweler Garrard.

Good for them!

The world of Nigeria’s leading comedians

Generally, these people make money by being funny. Generations before ours regarded them as jesters. A wretched and unserious lot .This generation regards them as comedians. Nothing short of big boys of the land. We are taking a look at big boys in the comedy business. By big boys we mean those who have done well for themselves through comedy.

Ali Baba
Many regard him as the grandfather of modern comedy and the title is apt, because he gave an otherwise colourless profession colour and added a befitting business acumen which paved the way for comedians of his generation. Ali Baba began his comedy career back in his university days at the then Bendel State University (now, Edo State University, Ekpoma,).

As a student, he established himself as a force to reckon with in show business on campus. Way back in 1988, when fathers wanted their children to be lawyers, doctors and engineers, he was earning up to N150 per show in a business that many didn’t regard seriously . After his university education, he joined the Charlie Boy Show and in no time, individuals and corporate bodies began to sign up for his services.

Ali B as his contemporaries call him , is a toast of the presidency and corporate clients. He is a friend of billionaires of the land and the first choice of corporate brands who want a specific image for their firms. Ali Baba also has XQZ Moi, an event centre, in his kitty and drives around town in eye-popping car. He reportedly charges about N2million to compere an event.

Basket Mouth
Call him the present day premium brand of comedy and you won’t be wrong but you would be surprised to know that years ago, Basketmouth dreamt of being a big time rapper. His encounter with Ali Baba in 2001 changed his career when the veteran comedian advised him to drop the mic for comedy since he seems to be a better comedian than a rapper. He complied and came to Lagos and that decision paid off for this comedian who staged the Lord Of the Ribs , one of the most successful comedy escapades in Nigeria. At the moment, his brand of comedy is preferred in the corporate world. He is a Globacom ambassador.

Earlier in the year, he became the first African comedian to perform at the O2 Arena in the UK . That performance is historic, because the show sold out long before its actual date. Basketmouth dines with the high and mighty including Mike Adenuga and Richard Branson. His real name is Bright Okpocha and he does lots of shows outside Nigeria where he is paid in hard currency. Basketmouth is the comedian of choice for most banks when they have events. With his own house in Lekki, Basketmouth has proved that comedy is a money spinning machine when you know the right button to press.

Julius Agwu
Julius Agwu is called D’genius and his ability to reinvent himself and diversify without losing the true essence of his brand is his unique selling point. Julius is a comedian, an actor, a musician and above all a master of ceremony with lots of comedy in his kitty.

A Theatre Arts graduate of the University of Port Harcourt and the best graduating student in his class, he possesses the rare acumen of mixing music with comedy and that has put him on a vantage position. He also had a stint in acting and he did not do badly in films he has featured in. His Crack Ya Ribs TV show has earned him fame as he remains one of the few comedians that have hosted successful shows overseas.Julius has lots of corporate clients too.

Gbenga Adeyinka
If you are seeking a crowd and want to sell your products or organising a rally, Gbenga Adeyinka is the man to call. Over the years he has done more rallies than other comedians and has anchored big crowd events more than any of them. His unique selling point is his ability to handle lots of corporate gigs and comedy shows for corporate giants including telecommunication companies. He is preferred for all Nigerian Brewery events.

Gbenga Adeyinka’s journey into the comedy world began at the University of Lagos, where he compeered events for people. After he graduated, people continued calling him to be the Mc for their events and he later went to Murhi International Television (MITV) where he did children entertainment programmes. From there, Funmi Davies invited him to be part of her comedy programme and ever since then, this corporate event choice comedian has continued to wax stronger.

You don’t see TEE-A everywhere, but he is busy in the corporate world making cool money for himself. Though his charges are high , his clients don’t mind because they know what they get when it is brand TEE-A that is attached to their events or product. TEE-A is not “elitist” and ‘butter’. He’s got the street in him as well and he has demonstrated that he could do street shows and give Gbenga Adeyinka a run for his talent in handling a large crowd . He has the honour of being the first Nigerian comedian to stage a one man stand-up comedy concert, first Nigerian comedian to perform at the famous Hackney Empire Theatre bullion room. He is also the first African comedian to be invited for the California Comedy Conference in Palm Springs , California.

TEJU baby face
Though deeply engaged in his show, The Teju Bbabyface Show, Teju has not lost his acumen in comedy . He is an extraordinary master of ceremony , and he comperes events for fees that will make a banker wonder why he has to spend so many hours earning his pay when he could just pick up the Mic like Teju.
Teju Baby Face embraced the entertainment world when he acted with A-list Nollywood actors like RMD, Liz Benson, Bimbo Akintola in Diamond Ring . He however left the tube and took to comedy.

Some call him a strategist and for those who followed his career from his days with Ali Baba, his rise to stardom depicts truly a man who knows a lot about winning. AY does lots of corporate and family events. Ayo Makun, is a graduate of the Theatre Arts from Delata State University. He made his mark in the comedy business with his almost perfect imitation of Rev Chris Okotie which earned him wide popularity .

AY cut his teeth under Ali Baba as his personal Assistant. AY was appointed UN Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six different awards in 2008 some of which include Comedian of the year, Diamond Awards for comedy, and Mode Man of the year.

A legend’s son rises to his own acclaim:“Say the government of Obasanjo, go carry all of us go for hell.”---Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti speaks like one of his many saxophone solos hands aflutter, voice rising quickly before a steep fall and hitting disparate pitches.

“I already believe we are already in a state of anarchy. But Nigerians are very resilient and are always praying and we want Jesus Christ to come down from heaven and change Nigeria for us. We are ready to wait,” the Afrobeat musician said.

He adds: “It’s boiling, slowly but surely. And if the government doesn’t quickly change … violence could start at any time.”

The driving rhythms of Kuti’s message follow that of his famous father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who created the synthesis of pop and jazz fueling Afrobeat and served as one of the staunchest critics of military rule in oil-rich Nigeria. Now the focus of a Broadway musical, Fela’s mysticism and sexual exploits are reaching a new audience.

But Femi Kuti, 48, learned from the excesses of his flawed rebel father. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kuti found his own voice amid the growing noise in a Nigeria where freedom of speech exists like never before in his lifetime as well as a sustained commercial and worldwide following.

“I know when to be light; I know when to be hard,” he said in a recent interview.
The delicate balance of commercial success under the heading of world music helps Kuti and sister Yeni Kuti to keep open the New Afrika Shrine, a relocated version of the Shrine that their father lived and played in.

The original Shrine, raided repeatedly by police and later the military during Fela’s life, burned to the ground.

“A handful of unnatural, unbalanced people are running the world,” Fela once said, quoted by biographer Carlos Moore. He recounted seeing a rebel leader board a first_class flight from Berlin to Lagos in 1978, picked up by Mercedes Benz sedans at the other end.

“The leaders of the African freedom struggle will always want the struggle to continue. For them, it means travelling around on first-class tickets and being given VIP treatment wherever they go,” he said.

Much of that rage focused on Olusegun Obasanjo, then a military dictator and later an elected president who came from the same hometown as Fela’s family. After Fela’s mother died following a beating by soldiers, Fela carried her casket to the presidential estate in Lagos. It served a bold protest in a country cowed largely into silence by military rule.

“At the time of my father, there was nothing like human rights groups in Nigeria,” Femi Kuti recounted recently while backstage at the new Shrine. “He on his own solely fought the military dictators at that time and the civilians that they passed power through in the ’70s and ’80s.”

But life wasn’t easy for Femi growing up. When the military arrested his father and sent him to prison before a 1984 U.S. tour, Femi took over the band and displayed an innate business sense that kept the music alive, said Sola Olorunyomi, a Fela biographer and professor at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

“All of this period, I think, came to shape Femi’s own disposition to chart his own course,” Olorunyomi said. “For outsiders, the Fela experience is fun. But for (Femi), it’s real-life brutality, it’s real-life denial, it’s real-life sacrifice.”

Fela died in 1997 of complications brought on by AIDS, a disease that sapped his energy to perform in his last years and one he dismissed in song, calling protected sex “unnatural.”

Today, a giant red placard at the Shrine warns concertgoers that “AIDS is real” and Femi Kuti has appeared in awareness advertising.

Kuti continues to bring a business mentality to his music. He acknowledges some songs critical of the nation’s supposedly democratically-elected government won’t get airplay on Nigerian radio stations that are leery of losing their licences, so he fashions apolitical tracks as well. He even offered his voice as a DJ on a funk radio station in the violent video game franchise “Grand Theft Auto IV.”

His songs offer a pop-like, frenetic pacing at times, such as the driving backbeat of love story in “Bang Bang Bang.” But others, like “Shotan,” carry an angry political message inside the pulsing rhythm: “Say the government of Obasanjo, go carry all of us go for hell.”

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

+18: Sexual Seduction: Does the 'size' of your man matter?

This is a sexual question.. I don't know if you will think its an odd question coming for a girl but... does size matter to a guy??

Yes, it definitely does. For several reasons. One reason is that men are very competitive and like to be better than other men. Another reason is magazines, you know magazines put pressure on women to be thin and attractive. Well the magazines put pressure on men to have six packs, muscular bodies and big body parts. Then of course there are women who also put pressure on a guy to go to the gym, have a six pack and muscular body and that big body part that you talk about.

For example: my first boyfriend was quite well-endowed, we were together for ages and i was used to his size, the sex was great. Now we've broke up and i recently started a sexual relationship with a guy who is a lot less well-endowed. well it has made a difference for me.. i don't really feel him inside me the way i did with my previous boyfriend. But i can live with it..

Yes, the thing is it's very rare that you would find a bloke that's absolutely perfect, that you can tick all the boxes. One bloke you might have immense fun with and your personalities really do match, but he has a small one. Another bloke may have a big one, provide you with brilliant sex but you can't tolerate his personality and he bores you to death. The truth is you need to stick with a guy that you are comfortable living with, the best option you can find, no guy is really going to be perfect in all categories.

Rather curiously my last girlfriend said that her ex had a big one and she didn't enjoy sex with him because it was painful, then she followed up with you are quite big as well (what she meant by that, I don't know). So I think maybe some women do not like big guys.

what worries me more is that maybe HE doesn't feel much when he's inside me.

The truth is that when guys have sex with a woman in this way, they usually only get one orgasm and that's when they come. It can be good sometimes but really this is the same old sex that guys have all the time, so it can become boring.

He seems to always want a blow-job and sometimes i wonder if thats because he finds it more satisfying than having sex with me!!

A blow job is just so much more satisfying to a man than most other sex acts. There are many things about it that are just so good. There are all the different textures and different feelings and you don't know what you are going to feel next. A woman uses her tongue, lips, mouth, fingers and hands, all of which provide these different feelings and textures. It's also a very intimate act to a man, because a woman is dedicated enough to the relationship to be able to put her mouth on this part of his body. The feeling lasts much longer and there is much more scope for him to have many more orgasms.

When he's having normal sex, he has to concentrate on you and make sure you are enjoying it, concentrate on controlling his muscles and pushing himself in and out, concentrating on what position to go into next and he only really gets a slight buzz for a few seconds occasionally when he touches you inside. All this requires sensory overload and in general satisfying himself is just one of many things his body and brain is concentrating on.

In contrast a blow job, he can just relax his muscles, lay back and enjoy himself while you pamper him and it really is a good mental feeling as well that a woman actually decides to take the initiative and take control of him and give him some pleasure without him having to worry about all those other things.

I don't want to ask him about this but please tell me what you think.

I'm not sure whether he doesn't feel anything when he is inside you, but I can tell you that most if not all men prefer blow jobs to normal sex, because men get much more of a concentrated and longer lasting buzz from it. Yes, it maybe that your guy gets even less out of sex with you because of his size and so prefers a blow job more often than other guys. But to be honest most guys would much rather have a blow job every sex session than having to spend the whole sex session looking after the woman's sexual needs.