Entertainment

DJINEE SET TO DROP PRE-ALBUM, LAUNCHES NEW SITE

Not a bad way to captivate your fans and keep them warmed up for the main album. Singer, Djinee will on December 6, drop a mind-blowing pre-album - a collection of five songs off his forthcoming album. With two tracks, "We dey here" and "Lovers' rock" leading the pack, fans will be impressed by the effort.

The handsome and gifted singer who made a splash into the industry with the song 'Ego' has also announced his new website, www.iamdjinee.com, a portal that will address and query the stereotype in music and society. The songs will be available for download on the website.

And to his fans who has been keeping it real through the years. Djinee says "I am excited as I share some of my new songs with the fans – those who stay true to music."

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BISI IBIDAPO-OBE WELCOMES BABY GIRL

The number of celebrities who have given birth in the last one-two months is on the increase. The latest being Bisi Ibidapo-Obe who gave birth to a baby girl this morning.

The actress delivered the baby at Reddington hospital, Lagos.


Congrats to the new mother!

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A TIP OF THE ICEBERG: WATCH THE ADVERT OF OMOTOLA JALADE'S REALITY SHOW

Omotola's Reality Show will start airing on Africa magic on Deçember 6. Legoooo

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WHO WINS FIFA 2012 BALLON D'OR?

Three players have been shortlisted for the FIFA 2012 Ballon d'Or award. Iniesta, C Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The award has over the years become a benchmark to determine the overall best player of the year.

Let's take a look at the trio's plaudits this year. Iniesta has not done bad for himself, he might not have recorded or record many goals, but the Barcelona midfielder has been nstrumental to most of the goals scored in and outside Camp Nou, worthy of note is his sublime passes/dribbling skills . He picked the European best player at the just concluded Euro 2012 world cup.

Real Madrid hitman, Cristiano Ronaldo has equally had and still having an awesome season, netting most goals in his club. Ronaldo this year created an outstanding record as the first Portuguese, infact the first player in the history of the competition to score against all 19 rival teams in one season.

His Barcelona Nemesis, Lionel Messi isn't taking the back seat either. Messi has remained sensational, breaking series of goal-scoring records. Some awards he clinched this year include Pichichi award, LaLiga player of the year award amongst others.


Will Iniesta pick his first, Ronaldo 2nd or Lionel Messi his 4th Ballon d'Or gong? Keep those fingers locked. The winner will be announced by January 2013.

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MOSUN FILANI WELCOMES BABY GIRL

Light-skinned actress, Mosunmola Filani-Oduoye who tied the knot sometime February this year has put to bed a bouncing baby girl.


The pretty Tae Solarin University graduate delivered the baby last night in an Ikeja-based hospital.

Congrats to her



Source: Naijahottestgist

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: SOMEONE MISUNDERSTOOD IYANYA

Lol! But why 'evullllllls'? May we not see bad thing. Iyanya wants your waist and not your 'waste', the uniform fits him sha but .........may he not be relegated.

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CHECK OUT WHO WON WHAT AT THE 2012 ELOY AWARDS

The 2012 edition of the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards took place on Sunday 25th November 2012 at the Porsche Showroom Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The award which was organized to reward outstanding female celebrities in different endeavours had the following high profile celebs in attendance Tiwa Savage, Monalisa Chinda, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Beverly Naya, Emem Isong, Joseph Benjamin, Toyin Lawani, Yvonne 'Vixen', Eni Balogun and many more.

LIST OF WINNERS

Female Photographer of the Year:
1. Folake Akinola
2. Yetunde Babaeko WINNER
3. Ty Bello
4. Toni Adefuye

Female TV Presenter of the Year:

1. Helen Paul – Jara- WINNER
2. Eku Edewor – Studio 53 Extra
3. Layole Oyatogun – Page 3
4. Dolapo Oni – Studio 53 Extra
5. Ify Onyegbule – Women of Substance


Female Radio Presenter of the Year:

1. Valerie – Cool FM
2. Joyce – Cool FM
3. Fade – Beat FM
4. Toolz – Beat FM
5. Titi Adelabu – Inspiration FM
6. Pauline – Wazobia FM
7. Uche – RayPower FM
8. Moyo & Mofe – Star FM
9. Fisayo – Smooth FM
10. Aderonke – Smooth FM
11. Kaylah – Cool FM- WINNER
12. Ify Onyegbule – Radio Continental

Female Fashion Designer of the
Year:

1. Kiki Kamanu of Kiki Kamanu
2. Tiwa, Teni & Aba Sagoe of CLAN
3. Bridget Awosika of Bridget Awosika
4. Funmilayo Déri of Funlayo Déri
5. Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa
6. Caterina Bortolussi & Francesca
Rosset of Kinabuti
7. Lanre DaSilva Ajayi of Lanre DaSilva
Ajayi
8. Uju Offiah of Meena
9. Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh
10. Orire Omatsola of Ré Bahia
11 Folake Folarin-Coker of Tiffany
Amber
12. Ronke Ladipo of Rouch
13. TYL
14. Kenny Okorie of Keto Couture- WINNER

Female Entrepreneur of the Year:
To be chosen by Exquisite Magazine
and the ELOY 2012

Female Banker of the Year -Mrs Mariam Abubakar

Make-Up Artist of the Year:
1. Lola Maja-Okojevoh- WINNER
2. Kunbi Fashakin
3. Eni Balogun

Stylist of the Year:

1. Ezinne Chinkata
2. Ono Bello
3. Toyin Lawani
4. Bolaji Animashaun
5. Tayo Shonekan
6. Veronica Ebie-Odeka
7. Yolanda Okereke
8. Lucy Phil-Ebosie- WINNER

Actress of the Year (Big Screen
Movies):

1. Ini Edo (I'll Take My Chances)
2. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (Maami)
3. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (Married
But Living Single)
4. Nse Ikpe-Etim (Phone Swap)
5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Ties That
Bind) -WINNER

Female Music Artiste of the Year:
R&B:
Mo'Cheddah
Asa
Tiwa Savage - WINNER
Goldie
Waje
Chidinma

RAP
Sasha,
Eva-WINNER
Muna

Beauty Brand of the Year:

1. MUD
2. X-Pression
3. Sleek-WINNER
4. BM|Pro
5. Orekelewa by TARA
6. Lise
7. Amigos
8. Nobel Hair

Brand Ambassador of the Year

1. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (Klin)
2. Ini Edo (Chivita, Glo & Nobel Hair)
3. Monalisa Chinda (Glo)
4. Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha (Harpic)
5. Stephanie Linus (Kanekalon)-WINNER
6. Sasha P (Samsung)
7. Tiwa Savage (Pepsi)
8. Omawumi Megbele (Mortein)

Female Movie Producer of the Year.

1. Emem Isong (I'll Take My Chances)- WINNER
2. Blessing Egbe (Two Brides & A Baby)
3. Chineze Xandria-Anyaene (Ije)
4. Chinwe Egwuagu (Mr & Mrs)
5. Funke Akindele-Oloyede (The Return
of Jenifa – TROJ)
6. Uche Jombo ( Damage)

Sports Woman of the Year:

1. Blessing Okagbere (Athlete)- WINNER
2. Gloria Asumna (Athlete)
3. Omolara Omotosho (Athlete)
4. Doreen Amata (Athlete/High Jumper)
5. Esther Obiekwe (Marathoner)
6. Olufunke Oshonaike (Table Tennis
Player)
7. Edith Ogoke (Boxer)
8. Iyiazi Eucheria (Athlete)
9. Esther Oyema (Athlete)
10. Joy Onaolapo (Athlete)
11. Folashade Oluwafemiayo (Athlete)

Food Manufacturing Company of the year- Dufill Limited(Manufacturers of Indomie Noodles)

Entrepreneur of the year- Honourable Chief Mrs Oluremi Dangaji, CEO APlus Model Agency, Zakamfa Travel & Tourism, APlus Record Label, APlus Entertainment.

Female banker of the year- Mrs Marian Abubakar, Regional Manager, Eko Bank South-South

RECOGNITION AWARDS:

Mrs Abiola Alabi, MD, MNET Africa for her contributions to the Media/Entertainment industry in Nigeria. 


Mrs Rosemary Mordi, President Downs Syndrome Association of Nigeria, for her role in raising awareness for Children with Down's Syndrome. 

Mrs Fola Laoye, MD Hygaie, for her contributions to Health Care in Nigeria.

Mrs Pamela Adedayo, MD/CEO of Tastee Fried Chicken, for her contributions to the fast food industry in Nigeria.

Mrs Maryanne Okonjo, CEO Fine and Country for her contributions to the Real Estate industry in Nigeria.


Photocredit: Uru Eke

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SHAKIRA FLAUNTS BABY BUMP

She apparently enjoys the 9-month course. The mother-to-be confessed, "I could have another 9month like this". And then tweeted this instagrammed picture.

The 35year-old Shakira and her footballer boyfriend, Gerrard Pique are expecting their first child next year.

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KATE HENSHAW CLINCHES BRAND AMBASSADOR DEAL

Star actress and singer, Kate Henshaw has signed an endorsement deal with a UK based perfume brand-Blessings Perfume. (Sounds like a Christian brand)

The perfume line is owned by a Nigerian based in the UK and the product is basically sold in London. Though details of the worth of the deal is kept under wraps, from the look of things, it's a lucrative one






Source: NET

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E-RAVE TO HOST TONTO DIKE AND UCHE JOMBO

 



 
Come this thursday, two of Nollywood's renowned actresses, Tonto Dikeh and Uche Jumbo will be hosted by the biggest entertainment industry weekly celebrity party, E-Rave at Club Rumours, located in Ikeja GRA.

The weekly show which is an initiative of Klick Promotions in partnership with Ruff Sounds and Nasville Entertainment will be hosted by popular comic act, MC Abbey; other top acts, comedians, artistes, DJs and other great entertainers will be on board.

These accomplished actresses will tell their fans how they began their acting journey, their latest projects and what they should expect from them in an atmosphere that promises to be exciting and fun-filled.

E-Rave has in the previous editions hosted the likes of Trybe records lord, eLDee The Don, Nigerian's most prestigious DJ, DJ Jimmy Jatt and the talented comedy act, Julius Agwu.

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PHOTOS: ACTOR, FEMI BRAINARD AND UCHE NWOKOCHA'S TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY

How did I carry last on this topic? Handsome actor, Femi Brainard and Top radio presenter, Uche Nwokocha had their traditional wedding in Imo State yesterday.

Congratulations to the couple

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MUSIC: LARGEMAN -KULUBO (SHAKE IT)

Oladipupo Adelaja Emmanuel stage-named Largeman has returned with a smashing single "KULUBO" meaning Shake It.

The Ogun state born singer who draws inspiration from the likes of Wyclef Jean, Fela Anikulapo, and Tuface Idibia amongst others has followed up on the success of his debut single "Do Something" featuring veteran rapper Ruggedman.

Largeman, who currently has three singles to his credit is pitching his tent in Gbedu records. Two of his singles have been nominated in the 2012 Gbedu Awards staged for the first of Dec, 2012.
His newest hit, "Kulubo" was produced by renowned producer, "Young D".

Hulkshare: http://www.hulkshare.com/yaquwamaa70g

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PATRICK OBAHIAGBON ON PASTORS AND PRIVATE JETS

Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon needs no introduction, you know he's never short of grammatical bullets. Here's his latest offering and the topic is on Pastors and Private jets. Pls get me an interpreter and wake me when you're done reading *yawns*.

"I cast my vote for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare in their demosthenic vitriol against spiritual megalomaniacs whose modus vivendi has become increasingly byzantine and repulsively narcissistic.

We must all begin to deprecate this razzmatazz and Nestorian braggadocio in the "HOUSE OF GOD" because when there is no difference between the values of a Pastor and a typical Nigerian Politician, then it's truly a bolekaja ambience"


*stretches* Done?? So what was his tirade all about??

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CRISTIANO RONALDO DONATES GOLDEN BOOT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN OF GAZA

Unarguably one of the highest paid footballers in the world, Real Madrid hitman, Cristiano Ronaldo has donated the Golden boot he won in 2011 to support the children of Gaza.

Last year, the one-time Ballon d'Or winner sold some of his sport shoes and donated them to schools in Gaza. The Golden boot when auctioned was worth $1.5 million.

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STAR ACTRESS RITA DOMINIC SHORTLISTED FOR KALAFTA AWARDS

Talk about breaking new grounds! Light-skinned actress and producer, Rita Dominic has been nominated in the Best Actress category at the Kalasha Film and Television Awards (KALAFTA).

It would be recalled that the Imo State indigene was in Kenya sometime ago for a new flick, 'Shattered'. The awards is being organized by the Kenyan Film Commission and it will hold in Nairobi, Kenya on December 8.


Go get it girl!!!





Source:Nollywoodbymindspace

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ARMED ROBBERS ATTACK UPCOMING STAR, KARAT KID

Very devastating but we're thankful no life was lost. Fast-rising star, Idris Oshingbade popularly called Karat Kid was attacked last night on his way back from an event somewhere around Ikeja.

He was waylaid, bundled out of his car, stripped and beaten and stripped of his personal effect. One of his crew members narrated the ugly incident.

"We had almost gotten to Idris' house, very close to the estate gate, They flagged us down, we stopped thinking they were Police officers, they were armed all through.

They came to the car, dragged idris out and started beating him while they made us all lie flat… At the end they left with his Blackberry phone, wrist watch, my iPAD & drove off. The injuries weren't so severe on idris, but he is still in shock though he is better now"

We wish him speedy recuperation.

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PSY'S GANGNAM STYLE IS THE MOST WATCHED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Most people may not really understand why this Gangnam style song went viral. It sounded pretty odd the first time I saw it (especially the choreography) but you certainly can't deny the fun. Its interesting and addictive.

The video which was released in July has emerged the most watched video on youtube, it recorded 806.3 million views. The news was announced by the Korean singer Psy. Not bad :)

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RADIO HIT SHOW: KEL: STUCK IN THE MUD!!!

I agree that the 90s had a great impact on today's music, but only as a reference. The music industry ever since has evolved. On today's show, the panellist found "Kel" guilty of not evolving.

Songs reviewed this week

1) Olamide ft DavidO --- Panumo
2) Banky W (prod by cobhams- Yes /No 
3)Tunde Ednut --- Bugawon
4) Saeon --Jara
5) Kel ft W4 --Give It To You

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LATE ELIZABETH TAYLOR GETS COMMEMORATIVE DOLLS

Although three dolls were made in her likeness in 2000, she approved the idea of two more dolls before she died. And now she's got two commemorative ones. One was named after her popular fragrance, White Diamonds while the second bears the name Violet Eyes. Both are sold for $125 and $150 respectively.

While White Diamonds, represents her contributions to the lives of people infected with HIV and AIDS, the Violet Eyes doll represents the exact shade of her eyes, i.e Violet.





Source:Daily Mail

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: THANKSGIVING FEAST FOR GENEVIEVE NNAJI

She celebrated her thanksgiving with this huge turkey :) and then tweeted the instagrammed picture. This isn't a breakfast/lunch/dinner for 1. It shouldn't be.

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PHOTOS: SIR ALEX FERGUSON STATUTE UNVEILED

Being Manchester United Manager for 26 years is a huge feat and erecting a statute is the least thing they could do to honour Sir Alex Ferguson. Once again, very well deserved.

The nine-foot bronze statue was made by renowned sculptor Philip Jackson and positioned in a prominent position near the entrance to the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.

key figures present at the unveiling ceremony include Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Peter Schmeichel amongst others.

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SHAKIRA SLAMMED WITH $100MILLION LAWSUIT

Colombian star, Shakira has been slammed with a $100 million lawsuit by her ex-boyfriend for breach of contract.

Shakira and Antonio de la Rua dated for over 10 years and parted ways in 2010, they vowed to remain friends and continue as business partners. Antonio is suing the pregnant singer for failing to pay him a share of her business profits even after he helped her secure a $300 deal with Live Nation.

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CLATTENBERG VS CHELSEA: MIKEL OBI HAS A CASE TO ANSWER

Finally, referee Mark Clattenburg has been cleared of the racism case. But Mikel Obi has a case to answer as he's been accused of using racist language towards the former during Chelsea Manchester United clash.

And funny enough Mikel didn't even hear anything, Ramires told him Clattenberg called him a monkey. On impulse, he barged into the ref's room to make a little trouble. That action according to FA is a breach of FA Rule E3

The troubled coach who has refereed any game since the whole issue started will officiate on friday.


On his freedom, Clattenburg said: 'I am looking forward to putting this behind me and concentrating on refereeing in the Premier League and other competitions.

'To know you were innocent of something but that there was the opportunity for it to wreck your career was truly frightening.
Racism has no place in football and this experience should not discourage those to speak out if they genuinely believe they are a victim of abuse.

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SOUL SINGER, KWEEN DROPS YULETIDE SONG

Talented Soul and R'nB singer KWEEN has a beautiful present for her teeming fans, friends and family. She's just dropped an awesome Christmas track, 'Gbo Ohun' for their listening pleasure.

Produced by Wole Oni, the tall and beautiful 'Jebele Jebele' crooner's song is to warm you up for the forthcoming yuletide.

Download and enjoy:

Hulkshare link : http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/8eeypnu3qwzk/Gbo%20ohun(mallamnobemumu)?d=1

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ALIKO DANGOTE REMAINS FORBES' RICHEST MAN IN AFRICA

Powerful business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has remained the richest man in Africa on Forbes list. Dangote's net worth deduced from his cement which is sold in over 10 countries is $12 billion.

Others on the list are;

1) Mike Adenuga
2) Jim Ovia
3) Abdulsamad Rabiu
4) Chief (Mrs) Folorunsho Alakija,
5) General Theophilus Danjuma
6) Oba Otudeko,
7) Mohammed Indimi
8) O.B. Lulu-Briggs
9) Sani Bello
10) Hakeem Belo-Osagie

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KIM AND KHOURTNEY KARDASHIAN 'TURN' MANNEQUINS FOR NEW REALITY SHOW

Hell No, they won't be posing as mannequins throughout the whole show. But Kim and Kourtney Kardashian went through some crazy experience just to promote their new 'Khourtney and Kim take Miami' reality series. But I love the fact that they picked a unique approach.

Khourtney described the experience as crazy. " For this shot, we had to climb up a ladder in the rain in tight dresses, which was scary, but even more scary was standing up on the overhang of the roof with strong winds and rain. What a crazy
fabulous day! We shot with photographer Brian Bowen Smith, who has this crazy wild energy and made the shoot day so
much fun"

Meanwhile speculation is rife that Kanye West might stop Kim from featuring in the reality show permanently.

Interesting!!!


Source: DailyMail

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2012 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST UNVEILED

Five outstanding footballers have been shortlisted for the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. They include

1) Demba Ba

2) Younes Belhanda

3) ⁠Didier Drogba

4) Christopher Katongo

5) Yaya Toure

African football fans are expected to start voting for their favourite player(s) from now till December 13. The winner will be announced on Monday, 17 December.


Photocredit: BBC

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SIX EVICTED FROM THE NEXT MOVIE STAR REALITY SHOW

Needless to say eviction in reality shows is quite inevitable. Less than a month after the 2012 housemates of the Next Movie Star were ushered into the camp, six housmates have gotten the boot. The eviction didn't come at once. Four of the prospective actors, Alabi Folake, Tonia Ese Oria-Arebun, Ifovboa Ehijemen Jude and Esigbone Ejiro Kingsley, were the first set to bow out.

Just when the remaining housemates were trying to come to terms with this sudden turn of events, Chimezie Okeke and Million Santong, were evicted after recording low votes.

Explaining reasons for the eviction, the associate producer, Uche Sam-Anyamele said, "At this point, the housemates are aware that not all of them can make it to the finals; evictions have to happen and nobody is immune to it. More so, the fate of each housemate is in the hands of the teeming viewers of the show, not the organisers."

He said further that the evicted quartet failed to live up to expectations when it mattered most, which did not go unnoticed by viewers. "Their votes in the week under review were very low and therefore had to be evicted," Sam-Anyamele averred.

Speaking after the eviction, Ejiro, a 500 level student of University of Benin, said, "I didn't expect my journey here (NMS) to end so soon, but I must confess that I have gained a lot in the past few weeks; from the training and grooming to being in the House proper, it has been a worthwhile experience."

To Chigbufue Bridget, "It is all a game. Some people will lose and some will win, everybody cannot win the NMS."

The show is gradually getting into the final rounds, the remaining housemates have been digging into the depth of their artistry to ensure they remain in contention for the Brand New Jeep, cash prize, movie roles and other accoutrements that come with being winner of the Next Movie Star.

The NMS is broadcast on television stations across Nigeria like Galaxy, Silverbird, and MITV and many more.

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PHOTO: HOT! HOT! GENEVIEVE NNAJI

But you know she is, right? And she actually looks like Stephanie Okereke-linus a bit (in this picture tho). Anyways, this is a promo shoot for the "Dr Bello' film the established actress and ambassador starred in.


Photocredit: MsYouTv







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CHELSEA SACKS COACH ROBERTO DI MATTEO

Oh Not again! O_o. Following their disgraceful loss to Juventus last night, Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich has opened the exit door to coach Roberto Di Matteo. This is coming six months after he helped them to win their first Champions League cup.
Ex-barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, might pick up the baton.



But really, who can now coach that club for at least 3 years without being sacked?
Very hasty decision!!!

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PROMINENT MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, FELA DUROTOYE SETS NEW WORLD RECORD

Prominent motivational speaker and founder, Gemstone institute has just set a new world record. He signed 10,000 copies of his book, "17 secrets of High flying students" within 8hours 49mins.

He broke the record of the most number of books signed in one sitting by a single author. He's just secured a spot in the Guinness Book of Records. :)

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: TIWA SAVAGE&MUM

I know this picture has gone round most blogs, just felt like adding it to mine. Meet Tiwa Savage's date at the just-concluded Channel O Awards held on saturday. :)

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ACTOR JOSEPH BENJAMIN PRESENTS RELIEF MATERIALS TO KOGI FLOOD VICTIM

Actor, Joseph Benjamin recently pioneered a team 'Help Kogi" to deliver relief materials to flood victims in Kogi state.

The team; consisting of Joseph, Darey, Jaywon, Malik, Cordelia Okpei, and MoEazy
were welcomed by Governor Idris Wada and his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi.

"It was something that had to be done. I rallied my friends and we gathered resources to offer what we could to the victims of the flood. We hope that beyond what we have provided, that the victims are able to get their life and sustenance back as alleviation measures are in place to tackle the issue"," Joseph Benjamin stated.

Governor Idris Wada expressed his
gratitude to the team, commending their efforts and empathy towards the
plight of the state.

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RADIO HIT SHOW: IYANYA: LOST OR FOUND

My basketball coach use to say that, "finding your way to the top is much easier than staying there". In the case of Iyanya, only time will tell if he has found his way & how long he can keep on his championship belt. Even though the panelist have a different idea.


Songs reviewed this week
1) Iyanya---Flavour
2) Bez --- The good, the bad, and the ugly (cikko dance remix)
3) Remince ft saucekid and Iceprince --- 2 mush 9remix)
4) Dj case ft Waje  --- Number1
5) Flowsick --- Carry go

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DAVIDO, D'BANJ, ICE PRINCE OTHERS SHINE AT THE 2012 CHANNEL O MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

The ninth edition of the annual Channel O Music Video Awards took place in Kliptown, Soweto on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Hosted by South Africa's Bonang Matheba and Ice Prince from Nigeria, Nigerian entertainers clinched a total of 7 awards. One of the biggest winners include Davido, who notched up a win in the Most Gifted new comer of the year.

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

1) Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video: Buffalo Souljah's Styra Inonyengesa featuring Cabo Snoop

2) Most Gifted African East Video: Ay (I Don't Want to be Alone featuring Sauti Soul)

3) Most Gifted African West Video: D-Black's Falling featuring Mo'Cheddah

4) Most Gifted African South Video: Cashtime Fam- Shut It Down (Stundee)

5) Most Gifted R&B Video: Flavour (Nigeria) Oyi featuring Tiwa Savage

6) Most Gifted Kwaito Video: Ees and Mandoza (Ayoba)

7) Most Gifted Dance Video: DJ Cleo (South Africa) Facebook

8) Most Gifted Afro-Pop Video: Brymo (Nigeria) Ara

9) Most Gifted Hip Hop Video: Ice Prince (Nigeria) (Superstar)

10) Most Gifted Video of the Year: D'Banj (Oliver Twist)

11) Most Gifted New Comer of the Year 
Davido – Dami duro

12) Most Gifted Group or Featuring of the year- PSquare  ft. May D & Akon – Chop My Money

13) Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe

14) 2012 Special Recognition award recipient- Oskido

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PASCHAL OJEZELE EMERGES WINNER OF GULDER ULTIMATE SEARCH 9

I believe a lady would win this reality show some day. But till then, let's applaud the boys. 24-year-old Paschal Ojezele has won the Gulder Ultimate Search season 9.

He found the Gatekeeper's Fortune and went home with N9m, a brand new 2012 SUV and a N500,000 'swagger allowance'. The first runner-up, Onyinye picked up N3m prize money plus an additional N1m for as the last female contestant standing.

This year's show was held at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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FELA DUROTOYE'S GEMSTONE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TO MAKE HISTORY WITH GLOBAL READING FESTIVAL 2012

The Fela Durotoye-led Gemstone Group will on Saturday November 24, 2012, launch their first-ever simultaneous global reading of a book - "17 Secrets of High Flying Students" in 17 cities in Nigeria and 17 countries across the world at the same moment in time (via live streaming).

The event promises to be an epoch-making one as the reading would be done simultaneously, taking into account, the different time zones of each reading centre. Therefore, while the reading takes place in Nigeria by 12 noon, other locations like Ghana would be 11am, South Africa at 1pm, Malaysia at 7pm, Maryland (USA) at 7am, etc

The organisers of the festival, the Gemstone Leadership Institute is a social enterprise that focuses on raising exemplary leaders of excellence, at all stages who will be committed to building desirable societies.

The organisation is focused on building people into super-achievers and responsible leaders, build corporate organizations into global market leaders and responsible corporate citizens, as well as assist governments in developing blue prints and programs to create an environment for their people to do great things.

The Gemstone Global Reading Festival is aimed at highlighting our employee volunteering scheme (EVS) project.

The EVS is a mentoring platform that connects exemplary professionals from all works of life with secondary school students, to enable these professionals share their life's stories and success secrets and most importantly inspire the students to appreciate the importance of academic excellence to living their dreams and attaining success in life.


The volunteer professionals will use the book "17 Secrets of High Flying Students" as the tool for connecting with the students and sharing their success principles. Over a period of the reading festival each volunteer will go to one or more schools between 7:30am-8:30am and read a chapter of the "17 Secrets of High Flying Students" to the students and then proceed to share how the nuggets and principles in each chapter has helped them to achieve academic success and ultimately career success.

The I7 Secrets of High Flying Students has received a wide acceptance and commendations. Some of the significant endorsements received have been from the Federal Ministry of Education under the leadership of Dr. (Mrs.) Oby Ezekwesili, (Former Minister of Education and now retired Vice President of the World Bank) as well as the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation under the leadership of Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Akunyili, Former Minister of Information.

The book has also received endorsements from many renowned leaders including; Pastor E.A Adeboye (General Overseer, Redeem Christian Church of God Worldwide) who was named one of the "World's Fifty Most Powerful People" by Newsweek Magazine, USA (January 5, 2009).

The author of the book, Mr. Fela Durotoye is a renowned expert in the areas of leadership development and national transformation. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gemstone Group comprising the Gemstone Nation Builders Foundation and the Gemstone Development and Management Company.

He is a renowned and internationally acclaimed Transformational Speaker, often referred to as Nigeria's Foremost Motivational Speaker. In 2011, Fela Durotoye was recognized and awarded by the World Youth Federation for Peace as a UNITED NATIONS YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE.

For the Reading Festival, each reading centre will host a celebrated or renowned personality as a Lead Reader. Confirmed Lead Readers include; the First Lady of the Lagos State - H.E. Dame Emanuella Abimbola Fashola, The First Lady of Kwara State - H.E. Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed and a host of others.

There's also a strong expression of interest from the office of the First Lady of Cross River State even as we expect to receive positive confirmations from the offices of the First Ladies of Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers and Imo states.

They also aim to set new world records in the following categories; The Most Number of Children Being Read to by an Adult (Currently 4,222 People); The Largest Book Reading Event By An Author (Currently 5,406 People); The Largest Global Reading Lesson In Different Countries Simultaneously (New Category).

The Global Significance of the Event
After setting the world record attempt, intend to use this historic platform as an opportunity for a call for World Peace. This would culminate in the ringing of the "Peace Bell" at 12:00noon GMT simultaneously across all our reading centres. Furthermore, they intend to mobilize and inspire 1million people across the world to join us from their homes, offices, etc in ringing the "Peace Bell".

For more info, contact The Project Manager,
Rotimi Eyitayo
GEMSTONE GLOBAL READING FESTIVAL 2012
Block 113, Plot 12, Afomata Street. Lekki Phase-1
Along Lekki-Epe Expressway
telephone : 0708 863 4447; 0805 561 7348; 0809 939 2281
e:info@gemstoneng.com
rotimieyitayo@gemstoneng.com

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234GIVE.COM; AN ONLINE CHARITY AND FUNDRAISING PLATFORM BERTHS

For those who love giving but find it a little bit difficult to go or locate a charity organization near them, 234Give.com; a stress free & credible online platform has been launched. It provides online fundraising tools to enable the electronic collection of donations easily.


234Give is the first organization in Nigeria aimed at channeling the power of the Internet for online giving, with the intent to focus is to support fundraising and charitable giving online.

234Give's involvement with charitable causes has inspired them to create new ways for individuals to locate, learn about, and support charities at anytime.

234give.com links charitable organizations,fundraisers (individual and corporate) and donors, and empower them to amass funds significantly more than is possible through conventional channel for specific projects.


To locate,support and also add any charity/cause visit www.234give.com
Follow @234give on twitter
And find 234Give on facebook

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VETERAN ACTOR, PETE ENEH DIES AFTER AMPUTATING LEG

Few days after he got one of his legs amputated, veteran actor, Pete Eneh has passed on. The actor who's mostly known for his "gentle father" roles in Nollywood movies reportedly died today in Park Lane hospital, Enugu.



May his soul find repose!

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PHOTOS: OBESERE, W4 VISIT NEXT MOVIE STAR HOUSEMATES

The Paramount King of Fuji Music, Abass Akande Obesere and Afro hip hop star, W4, stunned and surprised the 2012 Next Movie Star housemates when they visited the NMS House as special guests at the first Thank God It's Friday night. This is a night usually reserved for the housemates to unwind and let their hairs down in an atmosphere of unbridled fun and revelry.

And over the years, the producers have ensured they invite rave musicians to party with the housemates during the TGIF. Dressed in a well-cut blazer atop a checkered shirt and black pant, the Fuji music star was ushered into the warm embrace of the housemates who shrieked and screamed on sighting him.

The reception was no less overwhelming for W4 whose real name is Adewale Adepoju. Settling down to chit-chat with the excited and enthralled housemates,

Obesere said, "I have followed the success story of the Next Movie Star since inception and I am proud at how far it has come. Some of you may not know but I am also an actor and when I see young people wanting to go into the profession, I advise them to endeavour to get the requisite training and education. I'm happy that these are what the producers of the NMS are offering young Nigerians. Please, grab all that you can from them and know that only one person can win the ultimate prize. Your own victory is in what you leave here with in terms of the training and experience, which would set you apart when you enter into the (entertainment) industry fully."

On his part, W4, who has been enjoying increasing mainstream acceptance since the release of his hit single, Kontrol, also advised the housemates to remain focused because the entertainment industry is not for the indolent.

"It's a tough world out there but you are lucky because you would be coming in with a lot of skills and experience which your being in the Next Movie Star offers you. Make use of the opportunity and take 'Kontrol'."

Thereafter, Obesere removed his blazer and dug into his rich repertoire, belting out melodious and dance-worthy Fuji songs, songs that have earmarked for him a prime place in the Hall of Fame of Nigeria's music icons.

Even without instrumentals, the housemates who did not understand the Yoruba language could not help but dance unabashedly to the former lewd lyricist's music. W4 did not allow the more experienced Obesere to outshine him as he also did two songs from his burgeoning repertory.

On behalf of the housemates, Ojikemba Jude, thanked the guest artistes for their presence, commending Obesere especially for how he has been able to struggle through a deprived childhood to be a successful music star.

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