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PHOTOS: SERENA AND VENUS WILLIAMS ARRIVE NIGERIA

Top-notch female Tennis players, Serena and Venus Williams have arrived Lagos for their two-nation tour on empowerment campaign.

During their 2-day tour, the Williams sisters will visit two secondary schools, play exhibition matches in Ikoyi Club and train people after which they'll leave for SouthAfrica.



Photo credit: Information Nigeria

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EX MISS WORLD, AGBANI DAREGO AND GHANAIAN STAR, CHRIS ATTOH STUN THE NEW COVER OF COMPLETE FASHION MAGAZINE

It's a superb one. The colour combination is not your regular type. It stays simple but unique. Ex Miss World and supermodel, Agbani Darego's plunging neck-line silver dress, hairdo, nude make up prettify the cover more!

Tinsel star, Chris Attoh did justice to the cover too. The gentleman's spotted in a grey blazer, over a white shirt and a brown suede tie. Really nice

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PHOTOS: SEE COSSY ORJIAKOR'S PLAYGIRL MANSION

Just few days ago, news went round that Cossy Orjiakor (reportedly) acquired 12 plots of land at Kuje, Abuja. The 'hugely' controversial star has also announced the opening of her own 'Playgirl Mansion'.

She tweeted, 'Play girl mansion is now open. Pls send the left over rams …A pretty big boobs chef will make a delicacy out of em'.

Meanwhile she's also singing too. Infact her music album will be launched by Dec,15, Venue ..in the sea..Prest Boat Cruise.. life band …buffet..and lots of take home gifts. 1st class affair'.


I'm interested in knowing what will be happening inside this mansion.* hiaan! And the song aspect?? Hmmmm!

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: HOW MANY CELEBRITIES CAN YOU IDENTIFY IN THIS PICTURE?

A blast from the past! How many celebrities can you identify in this picture? I know 3 of 7. Take a look at 2 of the 'long' ones. Can you recognize them? I do. Lwkmd!

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USHER RAYMOND BIDS $12,000 FOR PUPPY

Rnb singer, Usher Raymond edged out many bidders who wanted to pay for a goldendoodle puppy during a charity auction.

The lanky star paid $12,000 at the Pencils of Promise Charity in New York City; an event held with the support of teen star, Justin Bieber to help raise money and build schools for underprivileged children around the world.

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STELLA DAMASUS, UTI, OTHERS SHINE AT THE GOLDEN ICONS ACADEMY MOVIE AWARDS (GIAMA)

Hosted by Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke. The 2012 edition of the Golden Icons Academy Academy Movie Awards, an annual award Jamboree designed to celebrate the very best of Africa's rich culture of entertainment through filmography was held on October 20, at the Morris Cultural Centre in Houston, Texas, United States.

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

Best Actor : Majid Michael ( Somewhere in Africa )

Best Actress: Stella Damasus ( Two Brides and A Baby ).

Best Motion Picture: Somewhere in Africa.

Best Original Screenplay ( In The Cupboard ).

Best New Actor: Uti Nwachukwu ( In The Cupboard ).

Best New Actress: Belinda Effah ( Kokomma ).

Best Supporting Actor: Frank Attus  ( Trapped In The Game ).

Best Supporting Actress: Bola Segun Williams ( In The Cupboard ).

Best Indigenous Film: Ungeae's War.

Best Drama Film: In The Cupboard.

Best Film Director: Frank Rajah Arase ( Somewhere In Africa ).

Best Film Producer: Kwame Boadu ( Somewhere In Africa ).

GIAMA Music Achievement Award:  J Martins.



Source: Ariyatoday

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JIM IYKE TO HOST OWN REALITY SHOW

In a matter of weeks, renowned Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke will kick-start his reality show, 'Jim Iyke Unscripted'. The show which will be produced by Africa magic and Oh Africa TV is reportedly worth $1.5million.

The show which aims to give viewers an insight into the actor's character and personality will be shown on the two networks and others for one year.

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2012 FIFA BALLON D'OR NOMINEES LIST RELEASED

The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees list has been released. Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano are two strong players who are contending for the prestigious award.

The Ballon d'Or ceremony will take place in Zurich on January 7, 2013.

FIFA BALLON D'OR NOMINEES

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Mario Balotelli (Manchester City)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
Didier Drogba (Chelsea, now Shanghai Shenhua)
Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan, now PSG)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Santos)
Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid)
Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Robin van Persie (Arsenal, now Manchester United)
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona)

FIFA COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINEES.

Vicente Del Bosque (Spain)
Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea)
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
Pep Guardiola (ex Barcelona)
Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich)
Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund)
Joachim Low (Germany)
Roberto Mancini (Manchester City)
Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid)
Cesare Prandelli (Italy)

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BARCELONA'S LIONEL MESSI GETS GOLDEN BOOT AS EUROPE'S TOP-SCORER

For scoring 50 goals in the Spanish league, Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi has received his second Golden Boot award. The Argentina international edged his Real Madrid rival, Cristiano Ronaldo by four goals.

The 25 year-old who also scored his 300th and 301st career goals last week dedicated the award to his teammates. "it is a prize for scoring goals, but without my teammates I couldn't have scored them."

His first Golden Boot for 34 goals which he got in 2010 helped Barcelona win the league title.

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THE KARDASHIANS MAY BE SUED OVER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

From reality show, clothing line, eyewear and now to a make-up line. The Kardashians no doubt are doing well for themselves (even though I don't know how much all those are raking in). But there's a small snag in their latest venture- Kroma make-up.

A man named Michael Rey, the co-owner of a certain Chroma Makeup in Beverly Hills is mad at them and he isn't mincing his words. Their offence? The reality show stars are infringing on his trade name; Chroma. Even though the first letters of the controversial name are not the same.

According to him, it took 12 years to build his business and get an A-list clientele, he isn't going to watch the Kardashians cheapen his products, cause confusion in the marketplace and probably soil all he's laboured for. Whew!

Although he's not yet queried the Khardashians, he's fully prepared to take legal actions against them if they don't change the name. He's already writing letters to his customers that Chroma is not associated with the Khardashian's "low-budget cosmetic products".








Source: TMZ

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FROM K-SOLO'S MANAGEMENT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

The importance of drama in this life can never ever be over emphasized. It's all been drama for the Ksolos.

Check out this cycle: Ksolo got married. Ksolo was accused of beating his wife. Ksolo denied it. Ksolo and his wife told media it was all publicity stunt. Ksolo's wife gives birth. Ksolo denies paternity.....(To be continued) And you don't consider this drama?

Anyways, Ksolo's management recently issued out a warning to bloggers/ writers to always confirm their news before publishing (that's important). Here's the statement.

'We as K-Solo's Management think it's should be official and professional for all media blogs and sites to confirm informations of our client tagged name K-SOLO before publishing.

The baby deliverer has a name and not to be tagged as K-Solo's wife in any sort of claims or otherwise. If there's any news of such, pictures of K-Solo and the baby will be officially released and will be delivered rightly.

So for any further readdressing, please do not Tag K-Solo in sure news till further notice. Thanks. K-Solo's Management."


Ermmm! Sorry, we got so carried away with the news that we totally forgot to ask who the father of the child is.

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MUSIC: KEANZO DROPS TWO SINGLES; 'SEASON FILM' & 'UR LOVE'

Upcoming artiste Eguaoje Keanzo Adeyemi popularly known as KEANZO hails from Edo State. Though he's always had flair for music, the talented songwriter didn't kick-start his career until 2011.

Though he's been honing his skills over the years, the Yoruba lyricist made a big break after he was crowned the Best Glo Rapper in Ibadan 2011. He has since then become a household name in the most populous city.

Signed under Cockie Entertainment, the promising artiste is dropping two electrifying singles titled "SEASON FILM" and " UR LOVE". Download and enjoy his songs.

http://www.youtube.com/officialkeanzo

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GOSPEL SINGER, LARA GEORGE WELCOMES BABY GIRL

Yaaaay! This babý boom for Naija celebrities na real wa o. Well, it's a good thing sha. Gospel singer and ex KUSH music group member, Lara George has put to bed a beautiful and cheeky baby girl.

The girl was delivered yesterday in America. Lara's first child a boy was born over three years ago. (Pls pardon me, I can't remember the exact period but I know the boy should be around 4 or so).

Congrats to her.

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THE WIZKID FAN CLUB HAS A DECISION TO MAKE!

Sup folks,

Thinking back to Wizzy's last album, I remember it was the ladies love for the album that sold it. On this week's episode, a die hard female fan has declared war on Wizzy's new song. I will let you be the judge.

Download the full Show here! Or  follow this stress free link
 http://hu.lk/lszuaiumh5vk

Songs reviewed this week.
1) Flavour ft Wizboy--- I don't care
2) Bracket --- Temperature
3) Illbliss ---  Deep down
4) Wizkid --- Turn on the lights (Cover)
5) Xy- Bakan BakanA

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: GOVERNOR ROTIMI AMAECHI'S $50 MILLION BOMBARDIER JET

This Bombardier jet was recently acquired by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State. The giant toy cost him just few bucks-$50million.

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OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE GETS BEFFTA AWARD

More feathers to her cap. Organizers of The Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA), a Europe-based awards ceremony will today present one of Nigeria's excellent actresses, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde a Film icon award.

Targetted at celebrating outstanding individuals in showbiz globally, BEFFTA is honouring the mother of four for her contributions to film industry in Africa, Europe and globally.

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KSOLO AND WIFE WELCOME FIRST CHILD

This should be far from publicity stunt. We hope so. Musician and  producer, Solomon Oyeniyi a.k.a K-Solo and his wife, Kikelomo have welcomed their first child.

K-Solo's wife, Kikelomo posted the news yesterday via her twitter account.
"I've just been delivered of a bouncing baby boy at 5:21 am this morning. Join me as i shout to the lord in praise'.

The couple whose marriage has been tainted with series of allegations got married in November 2011.

Congratulations!!!

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PHOTO: PATIENCE JONATHAN FETES MIMIKO, OTHERS FOR HER 55TH BIRTHDAY

If there's one more thing, the First Lady of Nigeria Patience Jonathan is thankful to God for, it would definitely be for keeping her alive to mark her 55th birthday.

Joining in celebrating the big day which took place at the State House, Abuja was President Goodluck Jonathan; his mum, Mama Eunice Jonathan, their children, Ondo State Governor elect, Olusegun Mimiko, his wife, Kemi and Ven. Obioma Onwuzurumba, Chaplain, Aso Villa Chapel.






Photocredit: Helenozor

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"WE HAVE NO HAND IN OUR MOTHER'S DEATH" -PSQUARE

Award-winning RnB acts, P Square have debunked rumours making rounds that they sacrificed their late mum for fame.

Their mum, Josephine Okoye, a minister of God who was highly instrumental to the duo's career success died sometime July after a heart surgery in India.

"We feel so bad to know that our mum is no more. But who are we to question the Almighty God. Traditionally, we are supposed to bury her and not the other way round. It is just that it happened so soon. Indeed, her death was a big blow to us.

"Then, it is too bad to hear that people are accusing us of being responsible for our mum's death. We are not blaming anybody. People are free to say what they want to say. We begin to wonder whether there is anything that will ever make us to go for the life of our beloved mother.

"Her life cannot be quantified in terms of money or fame. So, our answer to this question is that we have no hand in our mum's death. We only blame the death that snatched her away from us if not so, people won't be pointing accusing fingers at us. She died after a brief illness." They explained via an interview.



Source: Y!Naija

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LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER: FUJI MAESTRO, KWAM 1 FEATURES IN DAUGHTER'S DEBUT SINGLE

Music truly runs in the blood. Daughter of fuji maestro, KWAM1 has dropped her debut single 'Sempe'.

Honey Zainab Marshal stage-named Honey B is a graduate of music from The BRIT School of Performing Arts featured her dad K1 in the new song.
 
Enjoy ! http://hu.lk/gh3pbpp8nuo0

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ELIZABETH TAYLOR EDGES OUT MICHAEL JACKSON AS HIGHEST- EARNING DEAD CELEBRITY

Deceased English-American actress, Elizabeth Taylor has surpassed the late pop king Michael Jackson as the highest-earning dead celebrity on Forbes list.

The 79 year-old who died of congestive heart failure in March 2011's earnings drawn from her estate's accumulation, auctions of her jewels, perfume, films, clothes, art work and memorabilia was valued at $210million.

Forbes analyzed their earnings for a year starting in October 2011, the 13 of them pulled a total of $532.5 million.


FORBES HIGHEST-EARNING DEAD CELEBRITIES

1. Elizabeth Taylor-$210 Million

2. Michael Jackson-$145 Million

3. Elvis Presley-$55 Million

4. Charles Schulz-$37 Million

5. Bob Marley-$17 Million

6. John Lennon-$12 Million

7. Marilyn Monroe-$10 Million

7. Albert Einstein-$10 Million

9. Dr. Seuss-$9 Million

10. Steve McQueen-$8 Million

10 Bettie Page- $8 Million

12. Richard Rogers-$6 Million

13. George Harrison-$5.5 Million

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AKI AND PAWPAW START MOVIE PRODUCTION COMPANY

The duo of Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme popularly called Aki and Pawpaw have started their own movie production company called APEN (Aki and Pawpaw Entertainment Nigeria).

The decision of the Nollywood stars who became public figures in 2003 after featuring in a comedy titled Aki na Ukwa to float the company was borne out of the need to contribute to the industry and help aspiring actors make a career.


Source: NET

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CHELSEA TO EXTEND MIKEL OBI'S STAY

Even though he's scored just one goal throughout his over 250 games for Chelsea, the club is looking to offer Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel a new five-year contract.

It is worthy of note that 25 year-old Mikel who's in the seventh season and final 12 months of his current contract has won trophies including the Premier League, four FA Cups, the League Cup and the Champions League.

While speaking to ESPN, his agent, John Shittu claims he's likely to pen a new contract "Mikel will soon sign a new five-year contract with an improved salary and we are just about finalising the details of it.
Mikel is one of Chelsea's most consistent performers and the club agrees with us he deserves a new and improved contract.
He has a year left and Chelsea have decided to add four more years to it."

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10 YEAR-OLD APPOINTED VIRGIN ATLANTIC MANAGER

A 10 year-old primary school pupil, has been appointed by giant British airline, Virgin Atlantic as its first Junior Approvals Manager for its refurbished Boeing 747plane.

Wonder how he pulled it? Billy Yeomans, a plane fanatic beat over 600 candidates who applied for the contest to find the next Sir Richard Branson. He impressed judges by creating his own plane cabin in his family home, collecting over 30 aeroplane safety cards and navigating his father on a flight to Switzerland.

Speaking on the discovery, Virgin Atlantic Founder, Sir Richard Branson, said, "As a child, I was mad about planes and the sense of adventure and excitement of being in the sky. We wanted to find someone who feels the same way as I still do about flying. Billy was the perfect young man for the job and he is going to be giving our newly refitted 747s the once over; watching films, eating our food and rating our wonderful cabin crew. Hopefully, he'll have great fun doing it too."


Culled from PUNCH

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BEYONCE AND JAYZ LOSE RIGHT TO TRADE WITH THEIR BABY'S NAME

Celebrity couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z may have to re-consider their decision to launch their range of children's clothing and baby clothing using their daughter's name- Blue Ivy.

The name has reportedly been in use by Victoria Alexandra; a US-based wedding planner since 2009 and protected by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

"My company had been called Blue Ivy since 2009. I came up with the name, and if they had won my business could have been restricted, It was important for me to protect the name of my company. We are very successful as wedding planners and wanted to stay that way. Of course Blue Ivy is a lovely name, but I had to make sure that I would be able to continue using it for my business." She defended.

However, the 32 year-old businesswoman is ready to strike a huge deal with the power couple if they want her to stop trading under the moniker Blu Ivy. She also confirmed to have witnessed a tremendous growth in her business since the birth of the couple's child.lol

Source: British Vogue

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PHOTOS: 2012 PROJECT FAME WINNERS RECEIVE PRIZES

I'm sure they all couldn't wait for that day. After receiving their cash prizes, the winners of the 2012 edition of MTN Project Fame realityshow got their cars some days back.

The winner yobami Ayoola picked the keys to his oyota RAV4, while Marvelous and Adetoun, first and second runner ups got their Corrola and Yaris cars.

Its not easy to be a winner.

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UTI NWACHUKWU HAS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR TONTO DIKE

Lol! Don't mind me, dunno when I started writing gossips like this, you can't blame me, I saw something and I didn't want it to pass by.

It has nothing to do with Tonto Dike's songs o. Never, I'm done with that topic. You remember Uti Nwachukwu? ex Big Brother winner, one of Jara TV presenters whose hair is like a mop. You remember? Thank you. Ermmm, he tweeted something that aroused my interest. Read it yourself.

"If me and @Tontolet win BEST KISS @BonAwards2012 , I will plant one on her LIVE dia! Heehe. So vote"

Tonto Dikeh and Uti have been nominated for the best kiss in the Bon Awards 2012, I'm interested in seeing the kiss live. So Vote. That's just the news. Don't hiss. #okbye

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IGNITE YOUR PASSION: INTEL NIGERIA LAUNCHES 'CREATE YOUR TOMORROW' COMPETITION

Intel Nigeria have launched a competition tagged ' Create your tomorrow'- an engagement initiative which is intended to challenge young Nigerians to drive their passion, vision or talent or help them harness their potentials.

To participate, send in pictures, videos or other unique ideas of what your tomorrow looks like. Interested applicants are implored to submit their entries on www.facebook.com/intelnigeria page and by following @intelnigeria on twitter for updates.

Prize: The best 10 entries will win 10 laptops. Remember to make your entries as unique and solid as possible. The competition is closing on friday 26th October 2012, winners will be announced from November 1st. Hurry now.

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OSITA IHEME LANDS LUCRATIVE DEAL IN SOUTH AFRICA

Star actor Osita Iheme popularly called Paw Paw has become an ambassador for VUZU TV, a South-Africa entertainment TV.

Pawpaw, we gathered is very popular in South Africa, the deal which will last for six months is valued at $70, 000 that's like N11.2m.

Jeeez! Remember me o Lord.

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11 YEAR-OLD LOVE CHILD ALLEGATION: JIM IYKE CLEARS THE AIR

Some time ago, last week or so, there was this news linking Nollywood actor Jim Iyke and a certain Chantelle Nkechi Benson, a UK-based lawyer. An 11 year-old son is allegedly the product of the affair which they had as far back as when the former was an undergraduate.

The actor released a statement via his publicist, Mitch Ngaman to clear the air

"Jim Iyke is aware of the viral story currently making the headlines and wishes to state that this is not the first time that issues of this nature have arisen. Friends and fans who follow his activities closely will recall a number of occasions in the past when baseless claims of paternity and even marriage were made.

"Nonetheless, as a responsible man, he is always disposed to verify any such development(s) brought to his attention and when any satisfactory outcome has been ascertained, the general public will be duly informed without ambiguity. The only specifics at the present time is that at the age of 22yrs-23yrs old he dated for a brief period the lady at the center of the story who subsequently left Nigeria for the UK.

"There had been no contact between them ever since and by implication no linkling of the existence of a living product of that encounter. Since this is more about an innocent child than the star himself we advise caution and respect for privacy.''


Gbam!!!

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LADY GAGA TO LAUNCH BOTTLED WATER BRAND

Although she's keeping the details of the new venture under wraps but 26-year-old Lady Gaga who launched her 'fame' perfume line recently is likely to produce a healthy drinking water brand.

The controversial music star is joining the likes of Donald Trump and 50 Cent who are raking in millions from the sale of their water brands.
A source was quoted as saying the water will be out in near future and she's likely going to lose weight to promote the brand.



Ermmmmm......Who's buying abeg? (>_<)

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RHS: HELP! THE REAL NAETO C IS MISSING

Sometimes, featuring on a track can either make or break your career as an artiste. In Naeto C's case, he has had a couple of successful days in the studio, but teaming up with Morachi on this new song raises a question for our panelist.

Find out now!We found an easy and stress-free link 

Download Now 
 http://hu.lk/asx9exs6oxkw

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ROLLING IN JOY: IT'S A BABY BOY FOR SINGER ADELE

Multiple Grammy and Brit award-winner, Adele Adkins and her 38 year-old charity worker boyfriend Simon Konecki are now parents to a beautiful boy (even though I havn't seen the picture, he should be beautiful).

The 24 year-old Someone Like You singer who delivered the baby on friday announced her pregnancy 4 months ago.

"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. 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."

The couple confirmed their relationship in January.

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PHOTOS FROM HEADIES 2012 + COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

Anchored by top-notch artistes, Omawumi and MI, the 2012 edition of one of the renowned entertainment awards show, The Headies took place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Spectacular performances were granted by Bez, Praiz, EME all stars - Banky W, Wizkid, Skales, Niyola, Shaydee and DJ Xclusive and many more were one of the highlights of the night.

Dami Duro crooner, Davido edged fast-rising diva, Eva as winner of the highly-coveted 'Next Rated' award which was a Hyundai Sonata car.

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

• Best R'N'B Single: 'SoundTrack' – May D
• Best Pop Single: 'Kukere' – Iyanya
• Best RnB/Pop Album: 'Invasion' –PSquare
• Best Rap Album: E.L.I – Ice Prince
• Best Street Pop: 'Gaga Crazy' – Chuddy K
• Best vocal performance male: 'Private Trips' –Wande Coal
• Best Rap Artiste: Vector
• Best vocal performance female: 'Love Me' – Tiwa Savage
• Best Collaboration: 'Orobo Remix' – Sound Sultan& Flavour
• Best Record Label Head: – Banky W
• Revelation of the year – Wizkid
• Producer of the year – TY Mix
• Lyricist on the roll – Vector
• Next Rated Award – Davido
• African artist of the year – Sarkodie
• Artiste of the year – WizKid
• Song of the year: 'Oliver Twist' – D'Banj
• Album of the year: 'The Invasion' –Psquare
• Best Music Video (Director): Jude Okoye – 'Chop My Money'




Photocredit: Truspot

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