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Saturday, June 30, 2012

MEET GHANAIAN SEXY SINGER - BECCA


Becca @ the premiere of her latest music video, ‘No More Away’
Rebecca Acheampong popularly known as Becca is one of Ghana’s most celebrated music artistes. The sexy icon of Contemporary Ghanaian Highlife Music’s profile has been on the rise and her career has gone beyond the shores of Africa.
I 'm a fan of Becca's and not just her voice blows me away but also her beauty and sense of style.  And also not forgetting her million dollar smile.

ADELE PREGNANT WITH 1ST BABY


Love addict Adele is pregnant with her first child. The British songbird announced the blessed event on her blog, Friday. Adele wrote:

“I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx,” she wrote.

Adele’s broken heart from a breakup was the catalyst for her multi-platinum debut album, 21. The album sold over 22 million copies worldwide to date and continues to peak at No 1 on the Billboard charts. Adele’s boyfriend, Simon Konecki, runs the water charity Drop4Drop.

NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR, DJ TEE STABS ARTISTE ON SET


Top music video director, DJ Tee reportedly stabbed an up and coming artiste, Tolani while shooting a music video yesterday in Ikeja, Lagos.
DJ Tee, who is an ex-military man, was said to have stabbed Tolani when he tried to stop DJ Tee from beating his siblings on location.
According to reports, Tolani was at the Daily Times location of the video shoot of an artiste called Malcolm, which he went for as a way to support his friend, Malcolm.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I WOULD REMARRIED AGAIN IN DECEMBER- PASTOR KRIS OKOTIE

It’s no longer news that spiritual head of Household of God church and former presidential aspirant of Fresh Party, Pastor Kris Okotie and his pretty wife Stephanie have ended their four year-old fruitless marriage.
If the report reaching us is anything to go by, then Rev Chris Okotie has said again that come December, he’s going to be married again because it’s not good for the man to be alone, quoting God from the book of Genesis.

Pastor Kris and his wife Stephanie Henshaw have ended their marriage irreconcilably but another woman will be coming in shortly after her exit.
This is the second marriage the founder of Household of God will be ending in less than six years.
Sources in the church said the marriage has been having cracks in the past two years thinking that things would get better until the man of the centre of the drama finally broke the news.

MAINSTREET BANK SACKS 800 WORKERS


THE management of Mainstreet Bank Plc, formerly Afribank Plc, Friday, sacked no fewer than 800 workers despite the Federal Government’s directive to the management of the bank and organised labour to maintain status quo pending resolution of labour issues between the management and labour.

Meanwhile, organised labour, yesterday, asked the management of... the bank to immediately reverse the termination or labour and its allies would shut down its operations nationwide, describing the management’s action as illegal and unprocedural.

It was gathered that the management just locked the affected workers out of the bank’s network, denied them access to their offices and asked them to wait for their termination letters through their email boxes

CHURCH RELEASES PRESS STATEMENT ON CHRIS OKOTIE’S MARRIAGE BREAK-UP


In a statement today signed by the church’s spokesperson, Mr. Ladi Ayodeji, his church said that the decision to break up was consensual. “The Pastor of our Church, the Household of God, Oregun, Lagos, Rev Chris Okotie announced his separation from Stephanie his wife of four years, at the end last Sunday service.
“Both parties arrived at this decision after careful review of the prevailing circumstances which pointed to the fact that it is the best option for them at this time. They also agreed not to divulge details of this incident for personal reasons.
“Rev Okotie thanked concerned friends and well-wishers and asked for understanding. He also expressed the hope that their decision would be respected as no further details would be given on this issue,” Ayodeji said.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DAILY TIMES ANNOUNCES ELIZABETH ELOHOR AS NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR MISS NIGERIA PAGEANT


Daily Times Nigeria and African Times Network (ATN), the franchise owners of Miss Nigeria Pageant, on Monday, announced new innovations in this year’s Annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant.
ATN is made up of a global brand of companies based in Nigeria with various other offices and operations around the world; and specialises in delivering trusted and quality products and services in media and communications.

NIGERIAN BREAKS ACADEMIC RECORD AT JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY


A 22-year-old Nigerian, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, has made history at John Hopkins University, United States of America. Ohuabunwa from Arochukwu, Abia State, has done the nation proud by becoming the first black man to make a Grade Point Average of 3.98 out of 4.0 to bag a degree in Neurosciences in the university. He was also adjudged as having the highest honours during the graduation that was held recently.
For his efforts, he has won a scholarship to Yale University to pursue a degree in medicine. Besides, he has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society, a prestigious honour group that features membership of 17 US Presidents, 37 US Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel Prize winners.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

WHERE IS BIMBO AKINTOLA?


She was the favorite of most Nollywood producers following her terrific appearance in Richard Mofe Damijo’s “Out of Bounds”. Bimbo is undeniable one of the best in the industry, but her lack of consistency is worrisome and this hasn’t helped her career.
Though being scares once in a while on the screen may not be out of place for the thespian, her fans no doubt, will be delighted to know what the actress is up to.
However, a source close to the actress disclosed that she’s working on a few projects, due for release soon.
Cross over actress, Bimbo Akintola , is talented and versatile, and has featured in several Nollywood movies.

FELA’S RESIDENCE NOW KALAKUTA MUSEUM


With the successful worldwide Broadway production for his life story still fresh, the late Afrobeat legend and activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will once again be immortalized as his last residence, located at 18, Gbemisola Street, Ikeja, Lagos is being converted and called Kalakuta Museum.
Approved by the Lagos State Government, the ultra modern project when completed is expected to have an exhibition area, a coffee shop, a 5-room boutique hotel, a roof-top restaurant, a bar and stage, a souvenir shop, a passenger lift, the tomb area and car park.
When established, it is said, will preserve the history of an illustrious son of Africa, promote tourism, acquire, display and preserve artifacts, documents and records of the man referenced as well as those  of his contemporaries of African ancestry.
It also hopes to be a custodian of collectors’ and  historical items-bordering on fine and folk arts for public enjoyment and for scholars to assist in researches, ready accessibility of authentic materials and relics on the man referenced, serve as educational, historical and cultural institution of music and musicality of African origin and entertainment of visitors to the museum.
The project is conceived and managed by Total  Consult, a firm of architects and builders of numerous projects notably the conversion of the first colonial prison in central Lagos to The Freedom Park.
It is scheduled for opening in October this year, during the annual Felabrations event.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

CAREER OF THE WEEK: MAKE-UP ARTIST




Being a make-up artist means that you get a varied lifestyle. Its definitely not a standard nine to five job. You get to travel, meet new people, and be part of a creative team and no two briefs will ever be the same.
As a make-up artist you will normally have to start very early in the morning because you have to get yourself to locations and set up with your kit. You then have to get your client ready for the actual shoot and be on hand all day for touch ups or changes of looks. You also have to be prepared to get involved with every aspect of the shoot.

Days are pretty full-on and you really have to be on the ball but it is great to see the finished result at the end of the day. Make-up artists will work with a wide variety of people from modeling agency,  fashion shoots, TV commercials and photographic advertising campaigns, Brides amongst others. Every day is different, its might be from working with children who only require minimal grooming to working on a high fashion shoot with a glamorous model.
Being a successful make-up artist is mostly down to experience so it is really important keep up with industry trends too. You also have to have a really sensible head on your shoulders and be organised. If you can’t arrange to get yourself to a shoot on time with a full kit no one will book you again!

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SIX NEW STATES COMING SOON- NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

The quest for creation of more states by some groups in Nigeria will be actualized soon according to members of the National Assembly that spoke to Hope for Nigeria yesterday.
They disclose that the creation will bring all the geo-political zones at par in respect to number of states.
The South East currently with fives states, will get two more states. North East with six states now, will have an additional state. South-South and South West will also have an additional state to their current six, while North Central will have the remaining one.
This will bring to 42, total the number of states in
Nigeria after the current review of the 1999 constitution by the National assembly.

BLAKE LIVELY IS THE NEW FACE OF GUCCI PERFUME


Blake Lively has been announced as the face of Gucci's perfume, Gucci Première.
Speaking about her new role, the 24-year-old actress revealed: "Gucci is a staple. It is a brand I have always looked up to because to me it represents strength. In their designs, in their images, in what they stand for philanthropically, and especially in their fragrance… I couldn't be more proud to be working with Gucci and its heart, Frida."

Meanwhile, Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini explained that the actress was chosen "because she is a girl of extraordinary beauty and a girl who loves fashion. Although she's young, she's also very determined, and I liked this spirit… She knows how to be a diva in the right sense, with an aspirational glamour."

MEET THE BOKO HARAM TEAM MEMBERS


ABUBAKAR SHEKAU
He is the leader of Boko Haram. He is said to be a fearless loner, a complex, paradoxical man - part intellectual, part gangster.
Fondly called imam or leader by his followers, Abubakar Muhammad Shekau was born in Shekau village in Yobe State.
Some say he is 34 or 35, others that he may be 43 - the uncertainty adds to the myths surrounding Nigeria’s most wanted man.
Shekau was once thought to have been killed by security forces in 2009 - only for him to reappear in videos posted on the internet less than a year later as Boko Haram’s new leader. He has not been seen in public since. Instead, still images and video clips of him are released from time to time, mostly online, by the group’s faceless “public enlightenment department”.
He is said to have met his predecessor in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State through a mutual friend, Mamman Nur, who is said to have masterminded the August 2011 bombing of the UN office complex in Abuja.
Under Shekau, Boko Haram has become more radical and carried out more killings. He is fluent in his native Kanuri, Hausa and Arabic languages - he does not speak English.
He is said to have married one of Mohammed Yusuf’s four wives and adopted their children.
Shekau does not communicate directly with the group’s foot soldiers - he is said to wield his power through a few select cell leaders, but even then, contact is minimal.
He is nicknamed “Darul Tawheed”, which translates as a specialist in Tawheed. This is an orthodox doctrine of the uniqueness and oneness of Allah, which is the very cornerstone of Islam.

INTRODUCING :MODEL & SINGER, LEX A


LEX A , born Alex Aarebamen Uriesi in july 1989 in Lagos state to Mr. and Mrs. Uriesi from Edo state spent his early life in 1004, Victoria island. Alex, who is currently studying Marine Biology at the University of Lagos, did his nursery, primary and secondary school also in Lagos. 1004nursery and primary school and government college Victoria island respectively.

Alex who has had his fair share of the Modeling industry, started modeling in 2010. Known for his visible charming, innocent cutie and exotic face and a well chiseled chocolate body, Contested for Mr. Nigeria contest and won Mr. Amity. He also took part in the martini model search in December 2011 and won. He has modeled for a lot of top local and international designer brand like MAI ATAFO Nigeria, AMARAMPALI India, TELSER USA, GREY, TEBAILE,  KEVEKE  of Kenya and a host of others. He has also featured in top fashion shows like ARISE FASHION WEEK, COPA LAGOS and some other smaller shows.

FOUR SPOTLIGHT DIVAS COVER BEAUTY OVERDOSE MAGAZINE


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Friday, June 22, 2012

HOW AMBASSADOR OLUSEGUN OLUSOLA DIED

Veteran broadcaster and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Chief Olusegun Olusola, has passed away. He died yesterday evening after a brief illness.
Chief Olusola was the producer of the famous Village Headmaster TV drama series and founder of the African Refugees Foundation. He was 77 years old.
Sources close to him said Olusola died at about 6:30pm.
He died in his
Lagos State home.
He was reported to have been ill for "some time but appeared to have been slightly better before he died."
It was learnt that he had a few close relatives around him when he breathed his last.
Olusola is survived by his wife, Chief Mrs. Beatrice Fehintola Olusola, and children.
His children are Ms. Aderonke Ajibulu-Moniya, Mr, Jimi Olusola III, Mrs.Toyin Laditi, Mr. Sabitu Olusola, Mrs. Toyin Adejumo and Mr. Samuel Olusola.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OJY OKPE DEBUTS IN NOLLYWOOD





Super model and former Face of Africa finalist, Ojy Okpe is planning something big. Over the years, Ojy has grown to become a household name in the modeling industry locally and internationally.
Her modeling career started when she was discovered by South Africa Model Scout, Jan Malan at age 17.
And within weeks of modeling this stunner graced the pages of Elle, Cosmopolitan, Drum, True Love and strutted the runway for SA fashion week.
With a royal flush of opportunities beckoning, she relocated to New York and soon became the muse for legendary swimwear brand, Gottex. She showcases their swimwear line every season at the New York Mercedes Benz fashion week.  She has worked for virtually every designer, doing trunk shows for Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Moschino, Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana.
Ojy is set to go fully into movie-making. Not quite new to her, she has honed her passion by working on some international flicks such as “The Devil Wears Prada", “Spiderman 3", and "Confessions of a Shopaholic".

OLOROGUN OSKAR IBRU'S DAUGHTER, MAKASHE SET TO WED

Makashe Ibru

Olorogun Oskar Ibru
The scion of the Ibru dynasty, Olorogun Oskar Ibru will be giving the hand of his daughter, Makashe, out in marriage.
Makashe Ibru is the eldest daughter of  Oskar Ibru and his wife, Wanda
The light skinned and good looking lady who is in her 20s and plies her trade in one of her father’s companies shuttles between America and Nigeria. She is into the entertainment business and runs Oskart LCC, an Atlanta-based entertainment company. The first leg of the wedding comes up in July, while the final marriage rites will be concluded in August. 


PHOTO OF THE DAY: FEMI KUTI AND EX-WIFE

Femi Kuti & Funke

Femi Kuti and his ex-wife Funke Kuti were reunited last Saturday, June 16, 2012 when the Afro beat legend turned 50. The birthday party took place at the New Afrika Shrine, Lagos.
We heard Funke was deeply involved in the well-put-together party, working with others to make sure everything went according to plans.
This is so sweet. They look good together. Its high time the couple settle their differences. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder!!!

CONTROVERSY TRAILS THE NEW MBGN QUEEN - ISABELLA AYUK


Isabella Ayuk, the winner of MBGN 2012 will not be representing Nigeria at the Miss World Beauty Pageant. This latest statement signed by the Vice President of Silverbird Group, Guy Murray Bruce has stirred up controversies.
When Isabella Ayuk won the 2012 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant, controversies arose about her true age.
Some alleged that Isabella was over aged and not 26 she claimed to be. While others claimed she won the crown because of her connection to some prominent personalities in the society.
Contrary to the latest buzz about Isabella Ayuk that she was dethroned, Silverbird representative,  Mr Alozie, told  Nigeriafilms.com in a telephone conversation that Isabella is still the winner of MBGN and as such, still wears the crown.

KENNY ST. BEST RELEASES LIVE YOUR LIVE VIDEO

Shot by Akin-Alabi, award-winning urban contemporary gospel artiste, Kenny St. Best, has released the video of her popular single “Live Your Life”. The video featured talented musician, Eldee who also wrote and produced the song.
“Live Your Life” is one of the most popular songs in the 2011 NMVA’s award winning album, “Turn Me Around”.
The artiste says that she will be releasing another single, “Sugar Sugar” featuring the creative award winning MI. The song is expected to hit the airwaves this week.
The newly rebranded queen of inspiration music adds that she is not leaving any stone untouched to further endear herself into the hearts of her fans by the kind of songs and videos she is churning out.

MISS NIGERIA BOARD END PARTNERSHIP WITH NIKE OSINOWO



After staging two successful Miss Nigeria pageants, (2010 and 2011), former most beautiful girl in Nigeria (1991) Nike Oshinowo Soleye has been asked to step down as chief host of the pageant. Daily Times of Nigeria, the owners of the Miss Nigeria brand ended their contractual agreement with Mrs Soleye as far back as November 2011, but the sack was kept hush hush. Why the hosting right was taken away from her was not made public.
Nike Osinowo is yet to be replaced so it remains to be seen whether the Miss Nigeria pageant will hold this year.

BOBBY BROWN MARRIES IN HAWAII


Bobby Brown has married again, less than five months after his ex-wife Whitney Houston was found dead. 
The singer wed his manager - and the mother of his three-year-old son, Cassius - Alicia Etheredge during a private ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii, yesterday.
Brown was surrounded by his children Landon, La'Princia, Bobby Jr. and Cassius. Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with Whitney Houston, did not attend the nuptials.
Brown and Etheredge got engaged in 2010 - three years after he divorced Houston.

SUSAN PETERS MAY JOIN LEAGUE OF RAPPERS


Nollywood actress, Susan Peters who recently celebrated her birthday at the Auto Lounge is one of those talented actresses whose talents remains untapped.
Although she’s made the clichéd lists of industry pundits as one of those actresses to watch out for in 2012, fans are yet to see the actress on the big screen.
However, a visit to her twitter page recently reveals that the actress may have been hiding  her poetic prowess. If what she tweeted is anything to go by, Susan will make a good career in Rap or poetry.
She tweeted, “because we are humble and hate to fumble, we will not stumble nor grumble. The Lord will double the troubles of our adversaries because it is our turn to bubble IJN Amen! My tweeter peeps una too gbasky! One love! Duchess,”.
Within a rhyme so on point, perhaps the actress needs to look within to see if music is her real calling.

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DAVID MARK SET TO STAGE SUPERLATIVE WEDDING FOR DAUGHTER


Senate President, David Mark will be giving his lovely daughter, Pamela Mark, away to her heartthrob come June 23, 2012.
The lovely bride and her groom, Michael Ayeni will be walking down the aisle at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, Garki, Abuja.
Reception is billed to follow immediately at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The two-tier occasion promises to be the meeting point of governors, president(past and present), senators, lawmakers, captains of industry, among others.
It promises to be a memorable event as the Senate President is said to have pulled all stops to give his daughter a wedding deserving of a princess.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

VENUS SIGNS ON OMONI OBOLI AS BRAND AMBASSADOR





We are extremely excited to announce to you that PZ Cussons Nig Plc has signed beautiful and talented Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli as ambassador/spokesperson for its prestigious beauty care brand - VENUS.
This contract is coming in the wake of the launch of the new premium Venus skincare range designed specifically for the African skin and environment. The new Venus products are formulated using advanced technologies and are designed to work in harmony with the African skin, showing the modern African woman at her best.
The new Venus skin care consists of the PerfectTone Gentle Toning and SkinQuench Moisturizing ranges and is the current flagship of the brand which  Omoni Oboli shall be representing.