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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.