23 May 2013
A thank you message from Mercy Johnson Okojie to her fans;
Mercy is also back to business, she is on location with director and producer, Elvis Chucks.‘I want to say thank you to the fans, friends, colleagues and producers who were there for me. Many of them proved to be friends on and off work. Many adjusted their schedules for me and sent in their greetings during the child dedication. I resumed work this week with grateful heart and understanding that I am here because God through the help of people made it possible. Or how could I explain the overwhelming votes I got at AMVCA despite been away and inactivity on social media? How could I explain the numbers of producers and scripts waiting for my return? How could I explain the overwhelming love and gifts while I was away? I am very grateful and here to say a big thank you to everyone who played a role and those who as much as had good wishes in their hearts. Thank you and God bless you’
22 May 2013
According to a report from The Net, Dbanj has signed his friend-turned-foe-turned-friend Oluwadamilare Okulaja better known to the public as Durella.
The move might however not come as a surprise to everyone, considering that Banger Lee (that’s D’banj’s new nickname by the way) and the ‘King of the Zanga’ Durella recently settled their differences. Some weeks back, D’banj and his DB Records crew released a single ‘Ibadi e‘ off their compilation album (D’ King’s Men) which featured a verse from Durella.
Fans were very excited to see the pair had reunited after a very long and well publicized fall out between the pop acts.
D’banj is said to have bought bought out Durella’s contract from his present record labelIKONIC Music where the Pop act’s career has been in limbo since he signed in mid-2011 after ending his three-year contract with TC Records.
The award-winning musical group, Camp Mulla has been hit by break-up virus.
The crew has been on shaky ground for a while now as two of its core members, TheeMcAfrica (formerly Taio Tripper) & Miss Karun (who left for university in the USA) left the group to pursue solo careers.
The group has been nominated for the Headies, MOBO’s, MTV Europe Music Awards, Kora Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, BET Awards, BEFFTA Awards and won 2 Kenyan Chaguo La Teeniez Awards.
Recently at the MTV Base All Stars party held in South Africa, two members of the group didn’t show up at the career-making performance, while a new singer, Tiri, replacing Miss Karun in the line-up. Seems Miss Karun has already been replaced.
A man, believed to be a serving soldier, was attacked and beheaded with a machete in broad day light this afternoon in Woolwich, South London by two men in what is suspected to be a terror attack.
The soldier was attacked with knives and meat cleavers following a car crash. Two black men in a blue Vauxhall car rammed into the soldier on John Wilson Street, then jumped out of their car and started attacking him with meat cleavers. An eye witness said the attackers were "chopping this guy to pieces, literally hacking at something like it was a piece of meat".
It is claimed that the men shouted 'Allahu Akbar', which means God is great in Arabic before attacking. After the attack, the men then waited for about 20 minutes for police to show up and then tried to attack the officers. They were shot by police. One (or both) of them is believed to be alive.
In an interview with Wendy Williams, Kim Kardashian's ex boyfriend and sex-tape partner, Ray J who recently released a track 'I hit it first' from his new album admitted that the song was really about Kim. Plus what he thinks about Kim and Kanye having a baby. Enjoy!
The African International Film Festival media parley took place on Saturday May 18th at Rhapsody Lounge Victoria Island, stars like Chioma Chukwuka, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Uti Nwachukwu, Bryan Okwara, Dakore, Uru Eke, Emem Isiong and more stars were in attendance.
See more photos after the cut.....
Tallest [real name - Olajide Gafar] is a fresh artiste who’s coming through with 2 debut singles; he appeared for the first time on a track titled “Turn On The Lights [a Future cover]” by Demmy, which also featured DJ Sean. His music cuts across the Rap/Afro-Pop genre, blending the English language with his mother-tongue [Yoruba language]. Tallest ventured into music in the year 2010, and has since honed up his skills and confidence, endearing him to come forth with 2 debut singles; first of which is a Rap/R&B song titled “Fall My Hand“, which features Demmy and a 2nd track titled “Drop It Low” [this was initially a freestyle]. Tallest represents the streets in full course – working with Irich [the man behind some of Klever Jay's recent hits], he is set to gear his musical career in full motion as he comes through with these 2 singles. More to come from him in the coming months.
Listen to and download the tracks after the cut...
Famous Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisciis is one of the numerous open homosexual designers in the world. He has been rumored occasionally to be Kanye West’s gay lover.
Riccardo did an interview with Vogue Homme last month and when asked to reveal his “best” s*xual experience, the fashion mogul had this to say:
“I have several but the one I think immediately is an experience I had with a man who is known. I never imagined that something could happen between us and it’s still the hottest weekend of my life. Nobody really knows if this guys is straight or gay, it is a mystery. However, I was attracted to him, his way of speaking, thinking, walking, dressing. I love what he does an an artist. This weekend both, the intimate moment has really reinforced my attraction to him.”
If anyone had told Blessing Ikhumhi that Okosun Cyril, the man she once loved, would turn around and bath her with acid, she would not have believed it.
Neighbours and friends used to see the duo as Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. But they were wrong.
Even Blessing once saw him as “the best thing that could ever happen to her,” because she never believed the words of William Shakespeare, which asserts that, “there are daggers in men’s smile.”
21 May 2013
The body of late Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe arrived Abuja, Nigeria earlier today in a Nigerian flag-dropped gasket and was received by government officials led by the secretary of the federal government.
His body was then flown to Enugu, then to his home town Ogidi, Anambra state, where it was received by his elder brother, family members and state government officials.
He will be finally lay to rest on Thursday, May 23rd. Continue to see more photos..
20 May 2013
More than 2,000 Nigerians living in border villages in Borno State have reportedly fled as a result of the ongoing military operations targeted at routing insurgents from the area under the emergency rule.
The fleeing villagers were said to have headed to the neighbouring Niger Republic.
“Most of the residents of border villages of Borno have fled to Niger. About 2,000 people from Abadan, Malam Fatori and other villages are now refugees in Difa, Niger Republic,” a top security officer told one of our correspondents on Sunday.
The source said that the Joint Military Task Force was on the trail of members of the Boko Haram sect, who were dislodged from the Sambisa Game Reserve and other camps on Thursday in Borno State.
It was learnt that residents of Maiduguri and other communities far from the border, who did not want to be caught in the cross-fire had also fled to some neighbouring states, including Kano and Bauchi.
Culled from Punch