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ADO OVER MERCY JOHNSON'S BLINDNESS.

Relax! We know Mercy Johnson could be troublesome in movies, but this didn't happen to her for real. This is actually a scene in a movie she just shot. Apparently she had a brawl with someone and she got a badly-designed face. Help spread the word, she isn't blind as widely reported

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CHIOMA CHUKWUKA'S PICTURE PHOTO-SHOPPED?

Was this particular poster bearing Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha photo-shopped? This issue has raised more questions than answers particularly because the glo ambassador hardly appear like this in movies or on movie jackets. A report has it that the only part that belongs to Chioma is the face while the rest is another person's. I also learnt that Chioma is really angry over this as the producer didn't tell her he was going to do this.

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FAITHIA BALOGUN'S LOCATION PICTURE

Ageless Faithia Balogun stunned me with this picture, obviously from a movie location. Let's just keep out fingers crossed and find out what the look is all about. As regards the movie which is upcoming, I look forward to a masterpiece.

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WALE ADENUGA BECOMES PEACE AMBASSADOR

Barely two weeks after an evaluation report rated his Super Story drama series the most watched soap opera in Nigeria, another good news is that the veteran TV producer and the brain behind Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP) has been conferred with the prestigious Universal Peace Federation (UPF) ambassador for peace award 2011.
According to the organizers, the award-winning producer was being bestowed the honour for his outstanding contributions to family values through his TV programmes which include Super Story, ThisLife, Papa Ajasco and many more.
The ambassador for peace is the world's largest and most diverse network for peace leaders from different strata of life.
Other recipients include Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Susan Oyemade of Forever Living products and many others.

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MONALISA CHINDA IS FACE OF CARNIRIV

Monalisa Chinda
CARNIRIV isn't a beauty product neither has our delectable Nollywood actress secured a modelling contract. Its simply an annual internationally acclaimed Port harcourt carnival. And the 'Kiss and Tell' star being a Rivers indigene has been adopted as the face of the exciting event.
Now in its fourth season, the event is scheduled to take place on December 13, 2011, at the Carnival Village, Liberation Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, with the theme, 'Our culture, Our future'.
Line up of activities include a colourful opening ceremony, children's parade, cultural performance and a host of others.
To deepen the message of peace and security consciousness, the River State government in a specila pre-carnival activity will host the grand finale of the Miss Ecowas peace pageant on 10th December, meanwhile beauty contestants within the ECOWAS region will soon arrive Port Harcourt.

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DIDIER DROGBA REJECTS CONTRACT EXTENSION

33 year-old Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba has rejected a one-year contract extension in his Chelsea football club.
The Ivorian who joined the club in 2004 and whose contract expires next summer is setting his eyes in United State, Russia or Asia-based clubs.
According to his agent, Thierno Seydi "Didier has had the offer of a one-year extension from Chelsea. That does not suit us. We know what we want, where we want to go and what offers we have. AC Milan came in for Didier on loan with an option to buy but I said 'No' straight away. Their offer did not interest us. At Didier's age, he has nothing left to prove as a player. He will go where he is offered the most money. It could be the United States, Russia, Qatar or somewhere else in Asia. Once you are well into your thirties you have to go to a club where you can be certain you'll be able to pay your bills. LA Galaxy are a possibility among many others. He has been linked with Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia, as they pay well. But neither Didier nor I have had an offer from them." He explained.

Source: Vanguard

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WINNERS OF THE NIGERIA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (NMVA)2011

The much-anticipated Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) has come and gone but the excitement and honour it brought will linger in the memories of those who witnessed it especially R n B singer, Dare Art alade and fast-rising singer, Jodie who clinched two awards each.
Hosted by Gbenga Adeyinka, Comedian of the Federal Republic, (CFR) and ex beauty Queen cum rapper, Munachi Abii, the event which was organized by Producer, Callivision Network (Live beats Cally Ikpe, was held at the Eko Hotel&Suites. Musical performances were reeled from Wizkid, Minjin, Vector, Dipp, Joel and lots more.


WINNERS:

Best R&B Video- Darey (The way you are)Reggae/Dancehall Video-Tipsy(Ching Chong)
Best gospel Video- KSB (Mo ti goke)
Best Mainstream HipHop Video -Vector (Get Down)
Best Afro pop Video- Goldie (Don't touch my body)
Best Afro beat video-W4 (Control)
Best Highlife Video-Jodie (Kuchi Kuchi)
Best contemporary Video – MI (Undisputed Champion)
Best Afro hiphop video-Samklef (Molowo)
Best video by a new artiste-Mima (Love you)
Best use of costumes -Darey (Ba ni Kidi)
Best use of choreography– T.I.V:  komole
Best use of cinematography – No Dash
Best Southern Africa video-Proverb (The Beginning)
Best rock/alternate video- Uti (once in my life)
Best indigenous concept-Stan Aneto (Oh. Water)
Best promising director-Tokah
Best Editor –No Dash
Best Producer –Zamar Entertainment
Best director – DJ Tee
Best use of visual effect– Da sage
Best video of the year– Jodie

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RICK ROSS, SEAN KINGSTON TO HEADLINE CALABAR CARNIVAL 2011

Popular American rapper Rick Ross and Jamaican-American Sean Kingston have been billed to perform with Psquare, Banky W, Wizkid, OJB Jezreel to mention a few at the 2011 edition of Calabar Carnival.
Termed Africa's Biggest Street Party and scheduled to hold in December, the carnival which will also welcome fashion shows, traditional dances and many more was initiated by ex Cross River Governor, Donald Duke in 2004.
The two singers will be performing at different dates, while Sean Kingston's performance is scheduled for Friday, December 16, 2011 at the UJ Esuene Sports Stadium, Rick Ross will thrill fans on the Wednesday, December 28.
Akon, Young Jeezy, Fat joe, Lucky Dube etc are some of the international stars that have witnessed/performed at the event.

Source:TheNetng

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YEMI SOLADE RESPONDS TO NUDE PICTURE STORY

Articulate Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has debunked the sexual harrassment allegation levelled against him by a woman he met on facebook.
It was earlier reported that he started a relationship with the woman via facebook, harrassed her sexually and even sent her some nude pictures.
Though he didn't take the issue lightly but he was calm enough to explain his own side of the story, "She added me on Blackberry and I was trying to be civil when she chatted with me. She told me she was a lawyer. Someone told me she was not; that she and her husband were fraudsters. She called me a week after and accused me of not calling her. I asked her for what, and she started abusing me. I told her off. I even went on Facebook and denounced her. She turned around and accused me of sending her nude pictures. Let her provide the nude pictures if she is telling the truth," He concluded.

Source: Sunday Sun

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NGOZI NWOSU FLAUNTS HER NEW LOOK.

Nollywood veteran and Fuji House of Commotion star, Ngozi Nwosu stunned lots of people when she posted her recent pictures on facebook, she has however revealed the secret behind her massive weight loss.
"I slug it out with exercise, that is why I am able to drop from a size 18 to a size 14. I work out from Mondays to Saturdays. It is only Sundays that I don't walk out. That is how I got my shape."

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PICTURES: AKI AND HIS FIANCE'S TRADITIONAL WEDDING

Chinedu Ikedieze also known as Aki with his hearthrob Njeoma Nwajah at their traditional wedding, held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church Primary School field, Obolo Isiala Mbano, Imo state.

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JOSEPH BENJAMIN AND NAYA BEVERLY TO HOST MODE MEN AWARDS

Handsome Nollywood actor Benjamin Joseph and sultry actress Beverly Naya have been named hosts for the 2011 Mode Men awards.
Now in its fifth edition, the event which takes place on December 10th is being organized by publisher, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

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MEET THE EIGHT FINALISTS OF THE NEXT MOVIE STAR

Eight housemates consisting of Tamar Cassandra, Yinka Salau, Tomiwa Kukoyi, Aisha Alli-Balogun, Vivian Egbon, Wisdom Macaulay, Priscilla Orafu and Tamara Eteimo have made it to the finals of the Next Movie Star reality show.
This however is happening for the first time in the history of the show. The winner of the 2011 edition which is themed 'Galaxy of Stars' will cart home the ultimate prize of a SUV, cash prize and movie roles.
Sola Fajobi, Executive Producer, Next Movie Star disclosed that the 2011 edition has been very tough as all the contestants are talented and outstanding" evicting at this stage would be very difficult, the contestants are just too talented. Competition in the house is so stiff that there are always ties during tasks. We have spotted real talents among them and we are ready to go all the way with helping them to harness all their potentials." He concluded.

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TY BELLO ON THE COVER OF MANIA MAGAZINE

Internationally acclaimed photographer cum musician makes a bold and dazzling appearance on the cover of Mania magazine (Christmas Issue). Two things that strike me about this picture; the awesome jacket and the hairstyle which is shaped into an arc, this is outstanding. Thumbs up TY.

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WAJE AND OMAWUNMI PRESENTS CHRISTMAS JOLLIFICATION.

What else do you expect from these talented songstresses? A masterpiece of course! Produced by Del B, In Christmas Jollification, Waje and Omawunmi's enjoins you to savour every bit of the Christmas season no matter where you are. Download on your mobile here: http://ow.ly/7DM8H

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THE EXPERIENCE GOSPEL CONCERT HOLDS IN NEW VENUE

Reputed to be the largest concert in Africa, the annual 'The Experience' gospel concert is set to hold from 5pm to 1am on 2nd December, 2011 at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Now in its sixth year, it features prominent local and international gospel artistes as well as records massive attendance of people who put aside tribe, tongue, class, and creed, come together and lift one voice and worship God. The event is seen as a bridge of reconciliation, and a beacon of light and hope to the much afflicted and often maligned continent of Africa.
Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, Gospel artistes to minister this year include Don Moen, Chevelle Franklyn, Micah Stampley and Kirk Franklin.
Don Moen, Chevelle Franklyn, Micah Stampley and Kirk Franklin, Sammie Okposo, Ron Kenoly and a host of others.

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TWO BRIDES AND A BABY HITS THE CINEMAS

Award-winning film, Two Brides and A baby will start showing in the cinemas from Friday, 25th November 2011.
The movie which clinched five awards at the recently organized Best of Nollywood (BON) awards and which had his premier on November 17, 2011 was produced by talented actress, Blessing Effiom-Egbe and directed by Teco Benson. It features Stella Damasus, Kalu Ikeagwu, OC Ukeje, Keira Hewatch, Blessing Effiom Egbe, Okey Uzoeshi, Chelsea Eze, and Kehinde Bankole.
Debunking the claim that the film was adapted from Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson's marriage saga, Blessing Effiom-Egbe, stated during the BON awards that it has an entirely different storyline, she however enjoined movie lovers, fans and friends to make out time to see the movie in the cinemas.

Movie Schedule

Friday 25th, November 2011- December 1

Genesis Cinemas Lagos
10:15am, 4:25pm, 8:40pm.

Silverbird Lagos
3:30pm, 5:50pm

Silverbird Ceddi, Abuja
12:00pm, 4:20pm, 8:40pm

Silverbird SEC, Abuja
Ipm, 3pm, 4:55pm, 7pm, 9:20pm

Silverbird PortHarcourt
4:10pm, 8:50pm

Silverbird Uyo
3:10pm

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TEE A TO MARK 15 YEARS ON STAGE

Ace stand-up comedian and presenter, Tyme out with Tee A, Tunde Adewale also called Tee-A is set to host fans, friends, colleagues in a dinner concert as part of plans to commemorate his 15th year anniversary in the entertainment industry.
The concert which will hold on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos has been tagged 'Tymeout With Tee-A Live In Lagos Dinner Concert'. Tee-A will also be celebrating the first anniversary of his 'Tymeout with Tee-A' TV show on Africa Magic, DSTV. A 'The Best Of Tymeout With Tee-A' DVD will also be launched at the event.
Humour merchants expected at the event include: Ali Baba, Basketmouth, Julius Agwu, Basorge Tariah, Okey Bakassi, Mc Abbey, Madam Princess, Teju Babyface. While musical performances would be granted by Naeto C, Sir Shina Peters, MI, Ebony Band, DJ Jimmy Jatt etc.

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MIKEL COULD BE DROPPED FROM NATIONAL TEAM.

Taking cues from his gaffe during the Nigeria/Argentina international friendly in Dhakar which saw lionel Messi robbing him off the ball and passing to Higuain who scored and his recent performance during the Chelsea/Liverpool match, Chris Green, Chairman technical committe, Nigeria Football Federation has asked Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel to be mindful of his football errors or face being sent out of the national team.
Speaking further on his absence during the two friendlies against Botswana and Zambia, only to play for his club side four days later, Chris Green said that he wouldn't interfere in the case, he would rather allow the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi make decisions.
Source: Complete Sports

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COURT ORDERS NDLEA TO COMPENSATE BABASUWE WITH N25M

After his release on November 4, 2011, it would be recalled that Babatunde Omidina, also known as Babasuwe addressed his detention case in a press conference held on November 14 and his counsel, Bamidele Aturu, avowed to fight the abuse of his client's fundamental rights by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Babasuwe sought redress in the Lagos High court today.
For keeping him in custody for more than 48 hours which is against the constitution and for failing to bring out a proof, Justice Yetunde Idowu, has asked the NDLEA to pay him N25million for compensation and also to apologise to him in two national newspapers, all within 21 days.

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TOP GOALS OF OCTOBER

Here are the goals of the month: October 2011 as compiled by World soccer.

1) Andres Iniesta, Barcelona v Viktoria Plzen

2) Kevin Prince-Boateng, Milan v BATE Borisov

3) Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid v Malaga

4) Deniz Baris, Antalyaspor v Trabzonspor

5) Roman Bezus, Vorskla Poltava v Metalist Kharkiv

6) Andrew Johnson, Fulham v Wisla Krakow

Source: WorldSoccer

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NAETO C TO WALK GIRLFRIEND DOWN THE AISLE

Ten Over Ten crooner, Naeto C is taking his longtime girlfriend Nicole Chukwueke down the aisle in 2012. The couple have done their introduction.

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"YOU HAVE NO SENSE OF MATURITY AND DECENCY"-NFF BLASTS SUNDAY OLISEH

It appears former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh has definitely bitten more than he can chew, having made comments over the interview process that produced Stephen Keshi as the new Super Eagles team.
Chris Green, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation Technical Sub-Committe expressed his disappointment and advised him to state the role he wishes to play in Nigerian football "Oliseh's coaching pedigree and assumed capabilities have not been demonstrated; they exist largely in the media. He has to demonstrate those assumed qualities at appropriate levels. As far as we are concerned, he did not react like a true sportsman",
"You would expect someone like him, whom we suppose has sense of maturity and decency, to simply congratulate his former Captain, Mr. Keshi and gracefully accept the decision of the NFF, which has been hailed by the vast majority. Instead, he is saying the wrong things and trying to run the NFF down.
How can Oliseh imagine that he will favourably compete with Keshi in an interview for senior team coaching position? How can anyone reasonably compare someone who has qualified a team to the FIFA World Cup finals and coached two different teams at the African Cup of Nations, at senior level, to someone who has only been dealing with junior ones and pupils?
The NFF is proud to have appointed Keshi and we know he has capacity to take our football to the very top. Oliseh should work harder in the years ahead to earn some stripes in order to qualify to be considered for senior team coaching". He stated.

Source: Complete Sports

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2FACE IDIBIA SAVES HALF-DEAD POLICEMAN

Multiple award -winning singer, Tuface Idibia deserves a national honour at the moment(pun intended). Like the biblical good Samaritan, the African Queen crooner recently saved the life of a police officer who was shot and left to die by a roadside.
That fateful night 2face and a close friend had left Nu-Grotto club around 3am and was heading to a particular hotel at Ikoyi when they sighted a man lying down by the roadside, the duo alighted and on closer observation discovered he was a policeman who was writhing in pains, having been shot in the hand, stomach and leg. They quickly rushed him to the Reddington Hospital also located in Victoria Island. "I have a card here", he told one of the staff who appeared uncooperative. Recalling his ordeal with armed robbers in 2007, 2face was rushed to that same hospital.
The policeman, identified as Corporal Ganiu is in stable condition and has since been transferred to the Military Hospital, Ikoyi for further treatment.


Source: TheNETng

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TONTO DIKE PLANS BIG FOR 100 CHILDREN

Driven mainly by the need to appreciate unsung children in schools, Sultry Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike is set to fete 100 most brilliant students from both private and public schools; scheduled to hold at the Ogba-based exquisite Troy bar and restaurant on December 10, 2011, the event promises to be fun-filled.
According to the fair in complexion actress who also recently delved into music, "the act of rewarding brilliant students with scholarships and through other means which used to be very prevalent in those days seem to have gone into extinction, there are thousands of intelligent students who need to be shown lots of love, if not for anything but for their outstanding success, the idea is to appreciate them in any little way I can and this Christmas period provides an excellent opportunity". She concluded.

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MIKEL WAS FLOP OF THE CHELSEA/LIVERPOOL MATCH

The Chelsea versus Liverpool match played on Sunday 20th November will remain one of Chelsea football club's woeful games this premier league season, having lost in their Stamford Bridge home and disappointed their teeming fans. Above all, Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has been rated the flop of the match, and this is not unassociated with his poor performance on pitch.
A statement revealed that "he dawdled wantonly in his own half to be dispossessed by Adam in the build-up to the opening goal on an afternoon when he looked pedestrian and fortunate to be in the team. Subbed at half-time".

Source: Goal.com

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BANKE MESHIDA-LAWAL GETS PATIENCE JONATHAN'S NOD

This is certainly the best of times for beauty enterpreneur and leading professional make-up artist, Banke Meshida Lawal. Having recently launched her well-appointed retail outlet and studio in Ikeja the 2010 FAB magazine make up artiste of the year whose make up line BMPro boasts of 65 products in the Nigerian market will henceforth be responsible for Nigeria's firstlady, Dame Patience Jonathan's glamorous looks as she becomes her official make-up specialist. What a mouth-watering deal!

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