I want to say a big and resounding THANK YOU to everyone who made 2012 successful. My wonderful readers and clients. Thank you for spurring me on. Thank you for inspiring me to write. Thank you for everything. We'll do it again in 2013. May the joy of the moment linger in our hearts.
8 months after dating, Kanye West and her reality show girl friend, Kim Khardashian are expecting their first child. The rapper made the announcement onstage during
a concert in Atlantic City on Sunday night, 'stop the music, make noise for my baby mama right here.' He said.
Few hours later, her family poured out congratulatory messages via twitter. Grandma Kris Jenner who's expecting her third grandchild was beside herself with joy, "I'm a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza!'
Khloe added: 'KIMYE!!!!! Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! 'Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!
Kourtney wrote: 'Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!'
Lamar Odom added: 'I'm excited for Kanye
and my sister! There's nothing like bringing life into this world!
Kendall Jenner tweeted: 'Whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! :D weeee'.
One good thing about making a strong first impression is that, your core fans will always be there for you. If you are lucky enough to make another monster album, then you might have them forever. I personally think 9ice is on his way back.
The baby boom in the Nigerian Entertainment industry continues. Award-winning actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie just wrapped up the year with the delivery of a bouncing baby girl. She delivered the bundle of joy today in the United States.
Congrats to her and her family
Source: Linda Ikeji
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: KOKO TREKKERS AS SUGGESTED TO D'BANJ
Where do I start from? Ok, lemme put it this way. Those who attended D'banj's Koko Concert last night recounted tales of how they walked many kilometres from the event venue as there was no vehicle to transport them to their destinations.blah blah blah. You can go through the hashtag #kokoconcert on twitter to learn more about the "Exodus".
Now one "unhappy" Nigerian who apparently hasn't recovered from the experience is suggesting this brand new business idea to D'banj "Koko trekkers". Afterall we have Koko Garri and Koko Mobile. This might not be a bad idea.lol
Just few days ago, she was spotted shopping in Barcelona, the Hips Don't lie star put to bed a bouncing baby boy yesterday 27th December. Gerard Pique took to twitter to announce the news in spanish language.
"Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!"
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TAYLOR SWIFT NAMED MOST CHARITABLE CELEBRITY OF 2012
The Christmas With Yemisax concert anchored by Toni Payne took place at the Ember Creek in Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th of Dec 2012. It was a night filled with great musical performances.
Performances were granted by multiple award winning South African based Nigerian Guitarist "Kunle Ayo", Nigeria's youngest saxophonist "TJ Sax", Oyinkansola, GT Da Guitarman, K. Soul, Dj Xgee and many more.
Actor, model and presenter, Joseph Benjamin spent some of his Christmas moments in TV3 newsroom. He read the business and sports news as the celebrity newscaster.
The Nigerian actor shared the moment with Ghanaian acts, Yvonne Okoro, John
Dumelo, and Juliet Ibrahim. Joseph is spending time in Ghana for the movie
"Contract" featuring himself, Yvonne Okoro, and Hlomla Dandala of Jacob's
Cross which will premiere on the 28th of December at the National Theatre,
On behalf of the entire Loladeville team, I would like to wish you a very warm Seasons Greetings.
May the season/new year usher in abundant and unthinkable blessings. Thanks for being a regular reader.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2013.
Does it sound odd? We'll find out why they are going into this line of business. Nigerian hiphop group, Tumininu Laolu- Oguniyi and Atewologun Laolu-Ogunniyi popularly called Skuki, will be launching their own brand of condoms next year.
Adducing reasons for delving into the business, the brothers who became famous after their hit song, Banger stated that it is their way of giving back to the society and preaching about sex education to teenagers.
"We are great believers in the fact that the youth are the leaders of tomorrow and have to learn from a young age that if you can't abstain, you have to play safe. But not only that, we are looking at it from the concept of family planning, of teenage pregnancies and putting a stop to it.
Every pregnant teenager in our society is another teenager that has to stop schooling in order to handle the situation they find themselves in. It goes way more than just the condom and sex part." They added.
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RADIO HIT SHOW: D'BANJ IS THE NEW JAMES BOND (YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE)
I totally appreciate Dbanj's attempt to write good lyrics on his new song " Top of the world" but I need to understand what he meant by " I have two lives to live" ...I am a little lost, but you don't have to wonder what lowla and Chucky's thoughts are.
The horse-riding dance is addictive, it became the most-watched video in Youtube history, and now Psy's Gangnam style is about to be included in British dictionary.
It was picked along with fiscal cliff, Romneyshambles as some of Collins Dictionary's words of the year. Fiscal cliff and Romneyshambles were drawn from American politics.
On the choice of the three words, Ian Brookes, the dictionary's consultant editor said, "We were looking for words that told the story of the year. Some words are from events that have been and gone and so are not likely to stick around but others are probably here to stay.
Gangnam Style has been heard by so many people that I think it's probably earned the right to go into the dictionary."
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THE BECKHAMS TOP THE MOST STYLISH CELEBRITY FAMILY IN THE WORLD LIST
This season just got hotter! Nouva Couture; a new fully-service international fashion firm that always give a "WOW" design to all your fashion needs and constantly interested in delivering a unique sense of irresistible bespoke touch to all clients will be exhibiting their new designs come 26th December, 2012.
The event will be held at Lagos polo club, Ikoyi, Lagos, 12noon prompt. Nouva's fashion show rooms are located in Nigeria and Ghana, Nouveau Couture is determined to make a difference and to carve a niche for the brand, esteemed and prospective clients in Africa and the global fashion scene by creatively using quality local fabrics with high international standards.
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FRIENDS OF ABDUCTED STARS (NKIRU SYLVANUS& KENNETH OKOLI) WRITE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE
The last has certainly not been heard of the kidnap case involving Nollywood stars; Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okoli (ex Mr Nigeria). Here's a copy of the letter their friends penned to the Inspector General of Police. We hope this goes a long way. Meanwhile, they took the above picture shortly before their abduction.
December 19th, 2012
Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, Inspector General of Police, Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja, FCT
NOLLYWOOD ACTORS' KIDNAP: PLEASE, BRING OUR COLLEAGUES BACK HOME FOR CHRISTMAS We write to formally inform your esteemed office of the kidnap, last Sunday, December 16th, of two of our colleagues, enterprising entertainers, Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie. The two actors were in Owerri, Imo State, shooting a movie when they were forcefully abducted by masked gunmen.
Some hours later, the mindless abductors contacted family and friends of Ms Sylvanus especially demanding a N100m ransom. Up till now, we cannot fathom the rationale behind their kidnap. And their abductors have advanced none.
Perplexingly, about five days after this untoward incident, no concerted efforts, as far as we know, are being made to rescue these hardworking and patriotic Nigerians who sweat and toil to bring joy into millions of homes and hearts across Nigeria and the globe. Indeed, it is sad and heartbreaking.
It is even more worrisome and befuddling considering that these actors' kidnap is coming just days after the Police, under your distinguished leadership, valiantly and commendably went all out for the kidnapped 82-year-old mother of the coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister for Finance, Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The result, as we all know, is that Prof Kimene Okonjo was returned home hale and hearty, thanks to the Police, your Police. Are Sylvanus and Okolie lesser citizens? Are they no longer Nigerians who you should be bothered about their safety and wellbeing?
Don't they deserve the kind of police attention that Professor Okonjo got? Does kidnap have another name? Or, has Nigeria been reduced to George Orwell's Animal Farm where some animals are more equal than others?
We, the Friends of Sylvanus and Okolie, do not think so. We just believe that you probably are swamped with protecting the lives and property of Nigerians during this yuletide season or you are not aware how important they also are as law abiding citizens of this great country.
Sir, Ms Sylvanus is one of the more popular and proficient role interpreters in Nollywood (Nigeria's globally acclaimed movie industry) with a catalogue of seminal movies that have shored up our rating as a filmmaking nation in the last 15years.
Worthy of mention is that it is because of actors like Sylvanus that the Nigerian movie industry has achieved so much reverence and renown globally. Apart from her acting career, she is also a notable philanthropist who donates as much as she earns to motherless babies and widows.
Mr. Okolie, on the other hand, won the Mr. Nigeria contest in 2010 and went on to represent Nigeria at the Mr. World contest where he was second runner up. In his own way, he has flown the flag of Nigeria in pride on global stages. He is also an actor and singer and model. He is willing to do more to further make Nigeria proud but he can't do anything in captivity.
It is in the light of our apparent helplessness that we decided to write you this letter to please deploy the same audacious expertise and refined gallantry that have become the hallmark of the Nigeria Police under your watch to bring our colleagues home to their families and fans.
Of course, you know sir, that these young Nigerians cannot afford anything near the ransom being demanded and we are scared that if something is not done fast, we fear the worst for Sylvanus and Okolie.
That is why we are counting on you sir. As we earnestly await their return, we hope that you would please, use your office to evolve a winning and redoubtable strategy to protect the Nollywood community from the increasing incidence of abduction as we have not forgotten so soon that veteran screen idols Nkem Owoh and Pete Edochie have traveled that tortuous and unpleasant road before.
We wish to continue entertaining Nigerians and doing Nigeria proud with our art but we cannot do so under an atmosphere of pervasive insecurity and vulnerability. Please, help us and accept the assurances of our profound regards and promise to continue to be Proudly Nigeria. God bless you. God bless the Nigeria Police God bless Nigeria
It's an all-white affair. Here's the Khardshian family's christmas card. Kim Khardashian shared the card online 'Here it is!! Our 2012 family Christmas card shot by the amazing Nick Saglimbeni! We had such a fun time shooting this!'
And would you believe Khloe and her husband were not part of the shoot. Their picture were added through some computer magic. Look well, hard to believe right? Perfect job.
Ps: looks like one black dude is missing in the shoot *sneezes* It's not yet time right? Ohk
"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." 9 month-old Oluwadarasimi Fadayomi who had previously undergone cataract surgery has been diagnosed of a Congenital Heart Disease at the Department of Pediatrics and Children Health, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
She needs an urgent surgical intervention in India and requires the sum of N3m for the corrective surgery. Her Father, Charles Fadayomi, a 37year old commercial
driver from Ondo town, who is the fundraiser passionately appeals on behalf of his daughter Oluwadarasimi to Nigerians, philanthropists and
organisations to help his daughter from this excruciating, distressing and heartbreaking situation that befell his family.
Whatever you give would go a long way. Kindly make your donations at www.234give.com
Nah! It's not what you think. He has not been appointed as the Minister of women affairs. Djinee's new track, Lovers Rock, is definitely having an effect on the ladies. And on his new website, 10 women asked him 10 pertinent relationship questions that have been driving them crazy for years. Enjoy the session!
Susan: what was the lesson you learnt from your last relationship?
Djinee: To be less protective. With my last relationship I was too protective. Worried about her safety. Probably I was too obsessed. So I learnt to give some space.
Jemila: what do men want in a woman?
Djinee: Different men, different desires. Some men want trophy girlfriends/wives. The beautiful, model look-alike who they can show off to friends like a new car. Some men look out for women to complement them, good cooks, good lovers, good listeners… Different strokes for different folks
Ijeoma: My boyfriend talks a lot, and it's embarrassing. How can I get him to shut up when he needs to be?
Djinee: You might cause a fight if you are derogatory and insulting in your correction because anyone, male or female will feel slighted. Correct lovingly like you care what people think about him. Never shut him up in public.
Ayoka: what should a woman look out for in a man when she's ready to make that final decision to be with him forever?
Djinee: The truth? You will never know. Some people can keep up their acts for years. Encourage your man to be free and make mistakes. Then you'd know what you can and cannot live with. When the man looks too perfect, 9 out of 10 something major is wrong.
Tina: "Lovers' Rock" is such a beautiful song. I hope songs like that can revive the lost romance in society; can it?
Djinee: Thanks, Tina. Though I didn't make the song for restoration purposes but I sincerely hope the listener gets to enjoy the song anytime it plays.
Helen: People pay too much attention to the physical. Is that why we have too many bad relationships and disastrous marriages?
Djinee: That's one of the many reasons. Relationships are seen as businesses nowadays. People x-ray what they can profit from it. Now we are human, we will always falter and just like in companies, erring employees get suspended or sacked, same way relationships end. You dig?
Bimbo: Is it in a man's DNA to be promiscuous?
Djinee: Promiscuity is no more likened to a particular gender especially with current trends. But it's neither in any of the genders' DNAs to be promiscuous.
Nneka: what's the best way to communicate because I realise me and my boyfriend argue so very often that I'm thinking of just ending the relationship.
Djinee: The problem I see here is that the only time you guys trash out serious issues is when you are angry and arguing. My 2cents? You both should sit together one day when you're not arguing or angry, maybe over drinks and talk about your issues. It might do well to even write them down. If you really care about each other, you'd wanna correct lovingly.
Lamide: should sex make up for an otherwise dull relationship? My fiancée and I have very little in common except when it comes to great sex. Is that enough reason to stay?
Djinee: As much as great sex is important, it isn't the only factor. When you realise you can get sex anywhere then you'd have to crave for some other fulfilment. When you are facing the travails of life, great sex won't fill the void!
Josephine: My friend's boyfriend is very manipulative and always wants to get his way. He has turned my friend into this zombie! How's the best way to tell her to dump the douche bag?
Djinee: I usually don't encourage 3rd parties in relationships, Jo. You might not get the correct picture of things. One thing you need to find out is why your friend is still staying put. Is she gaining one way or the other from the relationship – financially, emotionally, or otherwise? Your friend has to learn to be happy with herself and by herself.
Self-reliance is also key. That way a man coming into her life doesn't feel like he's 'God' breathing life into a 'worthless' being. He will see her as someone he can grow with. When you tell her all these, hopefully she'd see the sense. Otherwise it's really difficult pulling a girl out of a relationship like hers, especially when she feels she's gaining somehow.
Whatever it is, I hope she's not wanted for the wrong reasons.lol. Y!Naija magazine you'll agree with me pulled a brilliant caption.
There's a cover story on her titled "How do you solve a problem like Tonto Dikeh?" Maybe the delectable actress is enmeshed in another controversy, maybe its her new venture (music). Believe me, I don't know anything until you get yourself a copy. The cover is matchless.
One of Nigeria's tested and trusted Disc Jockeys, DJ Jimmy Jatt has revealed plans to start his own reality TV show, 'Next on Deck'.
The enterpreneur who launched his tripple J snapback caps sometime february this year disclosed that the reality show is not competition-based; but he'll be grooming upcoming DJs who are still learning the ropes of the profession.
Source: Hiphopworld magazine
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WAJE TAKES THE STAGE ON THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF TW MAGAZINE
Posing graciously on the December issue of TW magazine is songstress, Waje....I love her gown. :) And the caption says, "Waje takes the stage". The talented singer reveals all in her most intimate intimate interview ever.
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ZAMBIA'S CHRISTOPHER KATONGO WINS 2012 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR AWARD
30 year-old Christopher Katongo has trumped the likes of Demba Ba, Didier Drogba, Younes Belhanda and Yaya Toure to win the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. Katongo alone amassed 40% of the total votes cast.
The elated captain of the Zambia national team said his victory as a fantastic moment for him.
"This means a lot for the young people and the young players who look up to me. I could not have achieved this without the support of my team mates. I did my best and the people have spoken; that's the beauty of this award." He added.
Source: BBC Sports
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JOB VACANCY FOR UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES& NYSC MEMBERS
Are you an unemployed graduate or a National Youth Service Corp member? here's an ample opportunity to be part of a creative and dynamic team.
A reputable Lagos-based Health Organisation is recruiting intelligent and vibrant individuals to expand its scope. It offers Health Services to all classes of individuals. Positions available are
(I) Business Development Officer.
(ii) Health Management trainee.
Applicants will undergo an intensive training irrespective of their fields of study
The ideal candidate must
(I) Have ND, HND, BSc of any discipline.
(2) Have Team spirit
(3) Be able Work under little or no supervision
(4) Be confident and have self-motivation
Good news to all monopoly game addicts. Lagos state has gotten their own version of the game and it is the first city in Africa to have a monopoly edition. So features like Kent, Oxford street etc will be replaced by Banana Island, Makoko and many more.
4,000 people bought the game within 24 hours of its release. Speaking at the unveiling which was done last week, Nimi Akinkugbe, head of Bestman Games which is distributing the Lagos edition stated that
"South Africa and Morocco have a version of Monopoly, but Lagos is the only city in the continent to have its own edition.
gives us an opportunity to educate the public about certain things, penalizing negative behavior and rewarding good behavior but in a fun and enjoyable way."
Some of the cards in the game read:
"You've been caught driving against traffic. Report for psychiatric evaluation,"
Another card reads: "For using the overhead pedestrian bridge on Worodu Road, move forward three spaces."
"For attempting to bribe a law enforcement agent, pay a fine."
"Thousands of Nigerian families are going to be playing Monopoly over Christmas, having a good laugh, learning at the same time, and just appreciating the city. " She concluded.
Source: CP Africa
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: MEET GENEVIEVE NNAJI'S 'YOUNG MAN'
Nollywood actress turned political Appointee, has been reportedly kidnapped by some unknown men. According to sources, the Special Assistant to the Imo state Governor on Public Affairs was whisked away last night at Owerri, Imo State while on an official assignment.
The Kidnappers want the Imo State Government to pay N100 million for her release.
This kidnapping industry is really thriving. God have mercy on us!
Even though Anti-apartheid legend, Nelson Mandela is still recuperating from a lung infection, South Africa President, Jacob Zuma deemed it necessary to unveil the 94 year-old elder stateman's statute, as it serves as an inspiration.
￼"We will be able to yet again pay tribute to a man who became a symbol of both our struggle for freedom and the free and democratic South Africa. We wish him a speedy recovery and assure him yet again of the love and support of many in the country and abroad." He stated.
My first intention was to ignore Tonto Dikeh's music, but somehow Chucky convinced me to give her new song a try. Hate all you want, but she has the attention. Find out what the panelist think from this never ending drama series.
Download Now RadioHit Show Season 2 Episode 32 hu.lk/74rf0suoh2f4
Songs reviewed this week
1) Seyi Shay FT Vector -- Irawo (remix)2) Tillaman -- Ori owo
3) Wizkid -- Thank you
4) Tonto Dikeh FT Terry G --Critically fit
5) Djinee -- Lovers Rock
Ex-BBA winner, Karen Igho is mad at the moment. The smirn off event she went for last night turned out to be a nightmare. She expressed her pain via some tweets this morning.
" Wow I got slapped at a smirnof party, by a security guard!!! is it because I'm a woman? He loaded his gun and put it to my face at the car park, Said he will shoot me if I don't give him money..I said I didn't have. He slap me!! Now my face is swollen and I'm in pain!! The slap sent me landing on the floor and hitting my head
All I wanted to do was to go support my friend @DENRELE_EDUN who hosted the event. I feel abused and hurt.
Even my father has never slapped me like this and the loading of the gun to shoot me wow am in shock. I know I have a good heart but I won't let this go with out fighting for justice cos he might do it to someone else"
Trust me, a security guard/ bouncer's slap is one of the worst 'varieties' of slap in the entire world. We don't know what transpired between the two, we just heard one person's version .....but assaulting a woman will forever be decried by the society.
Anyways Karen, pls accept this heart-felt SORRY.....I know that feeling
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: COMIC ACTOR, VICTOR OSUAGWU WEDS IN A TRUCK
I remember writing about this topic last year, she achieved this feat in 2011...is it a feat? Yes, it should be. Whether her name was googled for the wrong/right reasons, the fact remains that Kogi-born actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie's popularity is soaring.
The list was recently released by the search engine platform. Mercy Johnson trumped other nine celebrities to retain the number one spot.
The Complete list
1) Mercy Johnson
2) Ini Edo
3) Tonto Dike
4) Funke Akindele
5) Genevieve Nnaji
6) Jim Iyke
7) Chika Ike
8) Van Vicker
9) Rita Dominic
10) Stephanie Okereke-Linus
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SAX RECORDS&ENIGMA PRESENT "CHRISTMAS WITH YEMI SAX"
Come friday 14th December, Ciroc will be opening its All New Deuces lounge; a popular exclusive bar and lounge situated in the heart of the city of Lagos.
This exclusive lounge is beautifully designed with blue and white, the color of the Ciroc brand. It will definitely 'wow'
you and get your adrenaline pumping.
It promises to be a blast in a ball. Billed to perform are some of the rave of the moment artistes like Iyanya and other top DJs. The strictly by invitation event will hold by 9pm at 19 Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Victoria Island. Lagos
R&B Soul sensation, Praiz is set to premiere his third chart-topping single, 'Rich and Famous'. Here are some still photos and behind-the-scene visuals of the video of the song. He shot early this month.
Directed by Josh Clarke, the video depicts a simple, funny yet mind rattling concept about 'No pain, no gain'.