Sunday, 31 March 2013

Music legends, Adewale Ayuba, Stella Monye, Mike Okri, pair up with the top 3 contestants tonight on Nigerian Idol


Watch the last three hopefuls standing in the Nigerian Idol season 3 competition as they are paired with Nigeria’s top musicians of the 80s and 90s paired. Don’t miss out some of the most memorable performances on the competition as the contestants and the superstars grace the stage for the evening. 
Who will Safeeyat the comeback queen be paired up with? 

It is common knowledge that she has struggled with performance issues, but will her collaboration tonight impress the judges and you, Nigeria? Or will it be Debie Rise and the teddy bear, Moses who will have electrifying performances of the night?

Gunmen kill policeman at daughters’ wedding

A policeman was shot dead in front of his house while conducting the wedding Fatiha of his daughters shortly after the Friday congregation prayer(Jumat) by unknown gunmen in Damboa town in Damboa local government area of Borno State, local sources said yesterday, saying the incident happened on Friday.

It was gathered that the policeman ran from the  town for months following death threat sent to him by unknown persons only to return to the town last week in order to marry out his daughters. ”He came back last week to marry out his two daughters but was shot dead on Friday after Jumat while the wedding was going on”. The deceased officer was from Michika local government area of Adamawa State but resident in Damboa.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

NEW VIDEO: Nenna Yvonne - MAJOR

Fox News describes her as an "International Multi-talented Force", Billboard Magazine and Music Choice describes her as the "African Lady Gaga", MTV described her as the "New Age Glam Pop Diva" but for the USA Songwriter Award winning artist, its a rooted passion that has driven her to creating her viral power house through social media. With over half a million views on one of the worlds largest Urban Music blogs; Media Take Out. Nenna Yvonne has been ranked alongside such artists as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kelis, Nicki Minaj, Janet jackson and Grace Jones. Proving her grassroots approach to garnering hundreds of thousands of fans through social media is a clear indicator of mainstream success!

At age 21, the Nigerian-born/New York-raised pop princess already has the talent, pedigree,looks, and desire to reign over the charts indefinitely.! Recently Nenna Yvonne premiered her latest single 'Kuru Kuru 360' in Tokyo with Platinum Selling & Gold Disc winning producer Daisuke Hinata. Her international release and tour has gained her fans all across the globe stretching from Tokyo, Africa and all across Europe. 


Listen via iTunes Link

NEW MUSIC: Ayoola – Amin ft Vector


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You all remember the Winner of MTN Project Fame Season 5? Ayoola puts out his
debut single off his forthcoming this one is titled Amin [Amen] and it features YSG rapper 
Vector.
Listen and share your thoughts.

Jonathan Summons Police, NSCDC over Lagos Clash

By EMMANUEL UDOM

There are strong indications that the presidency has ordered the State Security Service, SSS to investigate the recent killing of two personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ikorodu area of Lagos, south-west Nigeria.

President Goodluck Jonathan obviously rattled by the incident want the SSS operatives to investigate the matter, since the government secret police could be neutral and not easily compromised in its investigations.

TECH HEAD REVIEW: Two into one HP Envy x2 switches functions in a matter of seconds


Touted as a hybrid notebook computer, the HP Envy x2 PC can easily transform into an 11.6-inch HD touch-screen tablet computer.

The Envy x2 has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard via a seamless magnetic latch. It comes with a sleek aluminium finish and an innovative hinge with magnets that smoothly guide the tablet into place. 

The detaching and connecting to the docking section can be done on the fly without having to turn the computer off first. The docking section provides two USB ports, an HDMI port, a microphone/headphone jack and a memory card reader.

TECH HEAD REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S4 v Nokia Lumia 920


We look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 v Nokia Lumia 920 and call a winner.

The Nokia Lumia 920 isn’t just the best smartphone handset that Nokia has ever made but arguably also the best Windows Phone 8 handset. Its reveal and then release last year attracted levels of excitement usually reserved for an Apple or Samsung launch. It reviewed well too, achieving an impressive 4 stars here.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 meanwhile needs no introduction. The Galaxy brand has become an iPhone like phenomenon and its momentum is only going to increase with the launch of this latest handset. The question is, can the Nokia Lumia 920 stay relevant in a post S4 world or will it be left in the dust?

Friday, 29 March 2013

Nhlanhla Ga, an associate to President Jacob Zuma killed


The body of a prominent Kwa Zulu-Natal businessman has been found floating in the Tugela River, police said on Thursday. Residents saw the corpse and called the police, Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

According to eye witness account, Nhlanhla Ga, an associate to President Jacob Zuma, and the father of South African TV personality Noni Gasa was said to have suffered multiple stab wounds.” Police found his vehicle, a Jaguar, burnt beyond recognition several meters away.

“Officers then went to his home in Umhlanga and there they found blood around the house. This confirms that the attack started at his house and he was then taken to the river.”
No valuables were taken from the house. 

The GLO X-FACTOR audition starts April 13th in Nigeria and Ghana


glo xfactor auditions
Glo brings the world’s biggest singing reality TV show to Africa for the first time. The star prize is 24 million naira plus a recording contract with SONY Music.
The GLO X-FACTOR audition is on! The audition is FREE and open to all ages (solo or group entries). Time is 9am to 3pm prompt (Saturday & Sundays only).
Log on to www.gloxfactor.com for more information. Venues will be announced soon, but see below for audition dates.
PORT HARCOURT - April 13th & 14th, 2013 (Hotel Presidential, Aba Road )
ABUJA - April 20th & 21st, 2013 (Sheraton Abuja Hotel,  Ladi Kwali Way, Maitama)
KUMASI - May 4th & 5th, 2013
ACCRA - May 10th & 11th, 2013
LAGOS - May 25th & 26th, 2013 (Dream Studio, Omole Berger)

NEW VIDEO: BRYMO - Omoge Campus

Brymo - now now
After a successful year in 2012, Brymo is back with a pace-setting, documentary style 
video for OMOGE CAMPUS- the second single since the release of the highly acclaimed #TheSonOfaKapenta release. Now this is a new twist to our everyday music videos.

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NEW VIDEO: LACE – FERE [WHISTLE]

Fast rising Nigerian hip hop artist Leslie Ezeoke aka LACE drops brand new video – FERE [WHISTLE], brought to you by Dozage Records, a Capital Dreams Picture.

FERE [WHISTLE] is one heck of a captivating video, featuring the finest of group dance to this amazing tune. Feel the groove from start to finish as the mode will light up any atmosphere where played. 

Enjoy!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

NEW VIDEO: WAJE - I WISH


Popularly called the African Soul, WAJE lays herself emotionally bare in the just released music video for her hit heartbreak 
single - I WISH, directed by Clarence Peters. 

Themed Lifeless, Naked and Vulnerable, the edgy music video uses different themed moods - the broken mirror scene reflects 
the broken theme of the song, the black bride with a torn wedding gown explores the depths of depression and the red rose-petaled 
bath scene plays with the concept of a heart beaten ice-cold.

The unbeatable combo of Waje’s vocal range and depth gives this powerful music video an unforgettable feel.

Waje was styled by BOLAJI, Make-up by JJB and hair by Debs.

Policemen Claim NSCDC Officials Provoked Them Into Killing

Premium Times Nigeria
The police denied that its officers shot any civil defence officer.

The Lagos State Police Command has denied claims that its officers attacked officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Wednesday.

In a press statement issued by Ngozi Braide, its spokesperson, the police said the civil defence officers disarmed police officers responding to a distress call over alleged petroleum pipeline vandalism at Mosimi.

“The Lagos State Command wishes to use this medium to put the record straight on what actually transpired at Isawo-Ikorodu at early hours of today 27/3/2013 between the NSCDC and the Police,” said the statement.

NEW VIDEO: Olamide - Stupid Love

Some say love is blind while others say love is stupid. YBNL GENERAL Olamide is highly intoxicated with love in this his new smashing single STUPID LOVE. Very colourful video this is...........

Forbes' announces the 5 wealthiest rappers in the game based on their net worth.


Forbes Magazine has rolled out its annual "hip-hop's wealthiest artists list" based on their net worth. Naturally, everyone on the list has ventured beyond the world of hip hop to amass their wealth, but all are still involved with the rap game in some way. Unsurprisingly Diddy has topped the list once again, mainly to do with his Ciroc Vodka empire.

Check out the list of the five wealthiest rappers, along with their net worth below. Also take a look at the Forbes issued video which breaks down each of the rap moguls' fortunes.

1. Diddy- $580 million

2. Jay-Z – $475 million

3. Dr. Dre – $350 million

4. Birdman – $150 million

5. 50 Cent – $125 million

Nelson Mandela re-admitted to hospital


Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been re-admitted to a hospital due to the recurrence of his lung infection, the country’s Presidency said on Thursday.

Asking people to pray for the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero, the Presidency said Mr Mandela was admitted to the hospital just before midnight on Wednesday, for the third time in four months, where doctors are “ensuring that he has the best possible expert medical treatment and comfort.”

It appealed “for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to do their work.”

Earlier in March, Mr Mandela spent a night at a Pretoria hospital where he underwent a successful medical examination.

Three months ago, he was admitted for 18 days for treatment of a recurrent lung infection and surgery to extract gallstones.

South African President Jacob Zuma has wished him a speedy recovery.

“We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba (Mandela) and his family and to keep them in their thoughts. We have full confidence in the medical team and know that they will do everything possible to ensure recovery,” he said in a statement.

Brazilian doctor killed 7 patients to free up hospital beds, police say


A Brazilian doctor appeared in court for allegedly killing seven patients to free up hospital beds in the southeast city of Curitiba. Virginia Helena Soares de Souza recruited a group of doctors to help administer lethal doses of anesthetics, sedatives and painkillers, according to authorities.

In addition, the group allegedly altered oxygen levels for patients, leading to deaths by asphyxiation, police said. Seven other health care professionals have been charged in the case. Prosecutors allege de Souza pulled the plug on victims against the wishes of patients and their families, and in so doing broke the law. She did that to free up beds in the ICU and clear up the "clutter" the patients were causing, according to police.

During the seven years the incidents occurred, in cases where de Souza did not prescribe the drugs herself, she ordered other doctors to change mechanical ventilation devices, according to authorities. She allowed them access to medical records to issue prescriptions in her name, police said. De Souza has pleaded not guilty.

Her lawyer, Elias Mattar Assad, said she will prove that her orders in the ICU were backed and justified by medical literature. Lobato, however, said some of the patients were awake and conscious moments before the drugs were administered.

In telephone recordings made with the consent of the justice department, de Souza ordered other medical doctors and employees to shut down some ventilation devices. Euthanasia is considered a crime in Brazil.

NEW MUSIC: Susan West - Jesus Ajebo


Jesus Ajebo is that song you want to listening to in a situation that spells confusion, trouble, abandonment and dispere. 

An inspirational and motivational song that can be related to anything we might be going through in life. Susan West in Jesus Ajebo, reminds us that Gods time is the best and that we should smile and rejoice in the little we have for nobody but God almighty knows tomorrow.

Download Jesus Ajebo

NEW VIDEO: Nneka – Restless

“Restless” is a strong ballad from Nneka’s album “Soul Is Heavy”. The Clip was shot on location in LA in November 2012. Director: Nick Huff Barelli.

Kim Kardashian Responds To Tweet On Nigeria

Remember the Fake Kim Kardashian Tweet that caused uproar on Twitter yesterday, the one that got so many Nigerians crazy nuts? Kim has finally responded to those tweets.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

NEW VIDEO: Dj Kaywise - Hangover Rmx Ft. Dammy Krane, Yung6ix, Jazzy


It is finally here! One the youngest, most talented music DJs/ artists in Nigeria, DJ KAYWISE, drops the long awaited video – HANGOVER feat. Dammy Krane, Yung6ix & Jazzy 
brought to you by Kay Wise Entertainment, an iFOCUS Pictures.

The HANGOVER official video is the perfect definition of DOPE! The monster jamz has just gotten even bigger with this video. High quality video, classy swags, costumes and effects, directed by Oluyinka Davids.

This awesome video might get you aspiring towards having hangovers every single day of the week.

Enjoy!

NEW VIDEO: Tonto - HI

The most sensational nollywood actress turned artiste drops her hit banger video "HI". Poko brings another innovation into the Nigerian music industry with her "Techno" music.Her talent is unquestionable!

Policemen Kill 2 NSCDC Officers In Lagos


In what could be described as a commando attack, The Nigeria Police ambushed and opened fire on men of the anti-vandal squad of the Lagos State Command of NSCDC, killing two men on the spot while others escaped with gunshot wounds in Ikorodu axis of Lagos State.

This incident occurs at about 3am on Wednesday morning while the officers and men of the corps were returning from a successful anti-vandal operation where vandals were arrested along with their exhibits and being transported back to the state headquarters of the Corps. According to an eye witness account, the vandals made calls
to their police collaborators for support as they could not everwhelm the anti-vandals team of the Corps.

Immediately the Police got wind of the information laid siege for the Corps and open fire on the NSCDC patrol vehicles killing two while others scampered for their dear lives with gunshot wounds as the vandals were released immediately by the police.

On seeing that it was the police, the men of the corps refused to fire single shot from their rifles but could only express sock at a sistes agency who ordinarily should assist in fighting crime and other criminality are the ones aiding them while the vandals continue to flourish in crime.

X-Factor Nigeria is here, Globacom announced as lead sponsor


Nigeria’s telecom giant, Globacom is bankrolling the Nigerian version of the British music reality TV series, X-Factor as reported by TheNETng. 

NET investigations had earlier revealed that the brain behind this move is none other than Rotimi Pedro, CEO of Optima Media Group (OMG) but further investigation have revealed that Rapid Blue Format (RBF) and not OMG is totally responsible for the show and it's been confirmed that Rotimi Pedro is only but a major stakeholder in RBF. 

The Glo X-Factor franchise will be officially announced this Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the weekly music industry networking event, Industry Nite, with artistes Burna Boy, Niyola, Seyi Shay, Phyno, Pucado and UK-based Nigerian singer, L Marshal on the bill.

The TV series was created by popular TV producer Simon Cowell in 2004. It originated in the United Kingdom.

X-Factor has been adapted for numerous international versions in over 40 countries, including the US, China, Australia, Czech Republic and Colombia.

New Music| Jumar - Bright Lights Feat. Pryse & Rexx


A mix of Afro Hip-Hop and American West Coast Hip-Hop comes “Bright Lights” by up-and-comer Jumar. He also features Chocolate City’s premier femcee, Pryse and the “Shokoto” master, Rexx.


Download Bright Lights

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BANKY W!

Happy Birthday to Mr Bankole Wellington aka Banky W as he turns 32 today. The Lagos party crooner is presently still in Dubai holidaying with his friends and close associates.

Gunmen attack villages in Riyom in Plateau, 28 killed


28 people have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen, who also set ablaze houses in Nigeria's northern state of Plateau, officials said. 

The gunmen attacked the villages in Ganawuri district in Plateau under Riyom local government area on Monday, shooting indiscriminately and setting ablaze houses. They said houses and churches in villages of DaJak, Attakar, Zadien, Luka and Marid were set on fire by the attackers forcing the villagers to flee to neighbouring Kaduna State. Two policemen were also shot dead by the assailants. 

Lieutenant Jude Akpa, a military spokesman, confirmed the death of the policemen and was quoted by local media as saying that a team of officers was attacked as they were patrolling the crises-ridden area. 

900 out of 2400 corps members redeployed from Kano


Out of 2,400 members of the National Youth Service Corps in the  Batch A posted to Kano State for the 2012/2013 service year, about 900 of them have been redeployed to other states due to the current security challenge in the commercial city.

According to a report monitored on Channels TV on Tuesday, the state Coordinator of the NYSC  in the state, Salisu Yakasai, made this known during the closing ceremony of the Batch A orientation exercise in Kano on Tuesday.

The corps members were redeployed because of the recent  bomb attacks in the state with the latest being the attack at a motor park in the city.

Most of the corps members expected to undergo their primary assignments in the state were initially reported to have declined to report to the orientation camp.

Traumatised by the recent attack at the bus park,  majority of the fresh graduates sought to be redeployed to other parts of the country.

According to Yakassai,  the remaining 1,500 corps members would be posted to the rural areas of the state, which are considered safer.

Meanwhile, the state Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has promised corps members staying in the state  that the  state government would ensure the safety of the corps members in the state.

Apart from the attack on the bus park, where about 80 persons were believed to have lost their lives, nine riot policemen were also ambushed less than 24 hours after the bus park bombing, only escaping by the whiskers.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Freed NTA reporter, Olubunmi Lawal Oke says ‘I was victim of random kidnapping’,


Olubunmi Lawal Oke, the NTA journalist abducted for three days in the western Nigerian state of Ondo, has said her abductors did not even know who she was and she was merely a victim of ‘random kidnapping’.

The newscaster spoke with the Punch newspaper in an interview published Tuesday, narrating her almost 72 hour ordeal in the hands of the kidnapping gang.
Can you recollect events that led to your kidnapping?
I noticed a car following me at a high speed when I drove out of my office, moments after I closed for the day. I increased the speed at which I was driving and I rolled up my car window.

New Music: Password – Obiageli

Password‘s single “Gobe” was the inspiration for Davido‘s new hit of the same name. Being on the writing team for Davido‘s “Gobe” as well, Password has become a more sought-after songwriter in the Naija music industry. But, song writing isn’t all he does. So, to prove he’s still got his singing in check, he returns with the beautiful “Obiageli”

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Watch Naija Runs Girl's My Fair Naija Boy

So Naija Runs Girl has a new project – turning her “fair boy” into a “Naija boy”. In this video, Mollie Balogun teams up with Ikenna Azuike of What’s Up Africa as “Emeka Dolittle”
Check on it!

Tonto`s Official Video ``Hi`` (Teaser)

The most sensational Nollywood Actress turned artiste is set to release her hit banger video "HI" on 27th March, 2013. Poko brings another innovation into the Nigerian music industry with her "Techno" music. Her talent is unquestionable!

Henry Okah jailed for 24 years



A South African court on Tuesday jailed Nigerian national, Henry Okah for 24 years after he was convicted of 13 terrorism charges over twin bombings in Abuja in 2010.

“Effectively, the accused Okah is therefore sentenced to 24 years imprisonment,” said Judge Neels Claassen.

Twelve people were killed in the bomb attacks in the Nigerian capital as the country was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence.


Industry Nite with an X-Factor; Presented by GLO

Once again the Industry Nite platform is being used as a medium to launch major milestones in the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Globalcom Nigeria Limited is Launching the X factor franchise in Nigeria and has decided to use Industry nite to announce this feat to the entertainment industry and the world at large.
On the 27th of March catch Burna Boy, Seyi Shay , Mercury records artsist L Marshal all the way from the UK , Phyno , Niyola and Pucado.

NEW MUSIC: AVala - Aspirations of Love + Crazy House


AVala is a Nigerian singer-songwriter whose sole goal is to create music that represents her life, passion, and the world. Since being introduced by DJ Klem in 2012, Avala starred in BlackMagic's "Confam" video, wowed the audience at Industry Nite, and enjoys steady rotation on major radio stations in the US. Avala's debut singles, "Aspirations of Love" and "Crazy House" showcase her vocal talent, while introducing a new sound and groove (Afro-House).
"Aspirations of Love" is written by Avala, and produced by the extraordinary DJ Klem (@Deejay_Klem) & Avala.
"Crazy House" is written by Avala and produced by Ghana's super-talented DJ Juls (@djayjuls).


Download "Aspirations of Love"

Download “Crazy House”

Tanker explosion kills 2 in Kano


BY MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH
Two persons were confirmed dead in a tanker explosion on Gwarzo Road, Kano, northwest Nigeria on Monday.

A moving Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, tanker rammed into a stationary tanker, resulting into a huge explosion that caused fear and panic within the area.
Residents said they feared it was yet another Improvised Explosive Devices, IIDs when the sound reverberated, spewing thick flames into the sky.

Soyinka Wants Nigerian Universities Shut For 2 Years

To stem the rot in the Nigeria’s educational system, especially at the tertiary level, the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called for a shutdown of all tertiary institutions for two years to enable government and the stakeholders  address the inherent rot.

Soyinka had made a similar call in the 80s, but his suggestion was not heeded.
He repeated the call today at the start of a two-day Rivers State Education Summit in Port Harcourt.

Soyinka lamented the decline in the sector. He said the crisis in the tertiary institutions has reached its lowest ebb and therefore needs a radical approach to the problem.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Blackface Wasn't Invited To Tuface's Dubai Wedding?



Wizkid laughs at recent rumor about returning to EME.

The recent gist making the rounds that Wizkid may soon be going back to his former label EME after carefully re-negotiating a new contract has been described as false. He tweeted this to prove his stand...

2FACE & ANNIE’S TRADITIONAL WEDDING VIDEO!


It was a defining moment for the two renowned Nigerian celebrities a few weeks ago at Eket, Akwa Ibom, to seal the beginning of their life-long commitments towards each other.

This is a lovely teaser video, giving us a glimpse of that memorable day. Check out the exotic attires, make-up, guests, traditional rights, other celebrities; and a tip of the glamour. Enjoy!

Watch out for official video glimpse for the white wedding at Dubai.

Video: Governor Akpabio admits rigging senatorial primary election

Akwa Ibom governor Godswill Akpabio confessed to manipulating the result of a PDP senatorial primary election in the state in 2007 by replacing the winner with his own candidate. The governor fearlessly said this on live TV.

NEW VIDEO:Emma Nyra– Everything I Do Feat. Iyanya

Everything I do featuring one of the most sought after artists, Iyanya, presented to you by Triple MG. The Everything I do musical video leaves you with one feeling… making you fall in love over and over again. Awesome performance from label mates Emma Nyra & Iyanya as this is one of the biggest love music videos released this year. The location, scenes, costumes… Brilliant! Video directed by Mr. Moe Musa

New Music: Timi Da Black One – No Be Today


Nigerian Hip-Hop veteran, Timi Da Black One takes a shot at Afro Pop on his new single, “No Be Today”

Download & Enjoy!

VIDEO: Jesse Jagz Performs All-New Single On Nigerian Idol

If you missed Nigerian Idol show this past Saturday and Sunday, you missed two utterly engaging shows. Not only was the comeback queen with nine lives, aka Safeeyat, saved by the judges, the contestants gave the performances of their lives, and, Jesse Jagz was in the building.

It was an off-the-charts weekend for the show, and though the elimination night was definitely a shocker with Safeeyat ousted in a shocking elimination, she was saved by Jeffrey Daniel, Yinka Davies and Femi Kuti, using up the one lifeline of the competition.

On Sunday, the best performances of the show yet occurred, including Abasiakan’s stunning take on ‘Invincible’ by Lemar, Debbie Rise’s sizzling performance of Tiwa Savage’s ‘Kele Kele Love’ and Moses’ jaw-dropping performance of ‘Peace’ by Asa.

The evening went to Jesse Jagz however, as the Jagz of all trades made his presence felt at Dream Studio, and knocked out a rip-roaring performance of his never-before-heard hit, ‘Desire’. Want to see and hear more? Visit Nigerian Idol Youtube to see the latest episode of the show.

Joel Brinkley: Nigeria's squandered opportunity; Thinks GEJ should be impeached.


Just outside President Goodluck Jonathan's office sat 17 ambulances, just in case he or one of his aides fell ill. They were seldom if ever used.

No actual health-care facility nationwide had as many, and in fact a few still have none at all. But as soon as a Nigerian newspaper took a photo of the ambulances and published a story about them, they suddenly disappeared -- probably to an underground garage.

Jonathan is president of Nigeria, which should be among the world's most prosperous nations. After all, it produces an estimated 2.4 million barrels of oil each and every day. With oil now selling at $93.61 a barrel, that's $224 million in income daily. And yet many hospitals can't afford to buy an ambulance. The reason, in my view: Nigeria is the most corrupt nation on earth.

Sure, Transparency International lists almost three dozen states as more corrupt -- Chad, Haiti, Laos, Yemen, Cambodia and the like. But are any of those nations as wealthy as Nigeria -- taking in $81 billion annually, just from the sale of oil? No, not even one of them. So Nigeria steals and squanders more money than any other nation, making it the world's most corrupt, by that measure.

George W. Bush Apologizes for Iraq War


Former U.S. President George W. Bush apologized for the Iraq War today, saying the conflict was "his biggest mistake."

In a statement released to a Texas newspaper, the 66-year-old Bush said he meant well when he sent America to war but asked the American people to forgive what in retrospect was "a clear example of poor judgement."

The admission comes on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, which began in 2003 and ended in 2011 with more than 36,000 American casualties and estimates of more than 100,000 civilian deaths.

Sen. David Mark denies buying the Chevy Corvette for 2face & Annie

The card on the car clearly says 'wedding gift from Senator David Mark', but the senate president's senior adviser on media, Kola Ologbondiyan, has released a statement denying it. Ologbondiya said:
Senator Mark did not visit Dubai for Tiface wedding rather he attended the 128th Inter parliamentary Union (IPU) conference currently holding in Quito, Ecuador. He was also not represented at Mr. Idibia's wedding. It is also instructive to state that the President of the Senate, Senator Mark, did not make a car donation of any kind to Tuface before departing Nigeria for Ecuador neither did he purchase nor send any car to Dubai as a wedding gift for the musician or his wife. Who made the donation on behalf of the President of the Senate?
It is therefore a puerile lie for anybody to state that Senator Mark bought a Ferrari car worth N47m for Tuface. The allegation is wicked, ridiculous and irresponsible. 
Signed: Kola Ologbondiyan
Special Adviser, Media & Publicity to the President of the Senate David Mark
The Chevy Corvette is worth about N7m and if the Senate president says he didn't buy it, then we should give him the benefit of doubt. I doubt a man of his caliber will buy a wedding gift and then publicly deny buying it. I'm sure 2face Idibia's team will address this when they get back from Dubai. 

COUNTDOWN TO THE 4TH EDITION OF ENCOMIUM BLACK AND WHITE BALL


Encomium Weekly, Nigeria’s foremost lifestyle magazine has announced plans for its highly anticipated 4th edition of the Black and White Ball!

The Lagos based publication says it is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring The Black and White Ball is top-notch as every detail of the event will depict style and panache.

“The 6 hour extravaganza promises to surpass previous editions.” Kunle Bakare, publisher of Encomium says.

Although a date has not been disclosed yet, the event already boasts of a robust guest list of over a thousand people which will include Nigeria’s favourite celebs, captains of industries, entertainment aficionados etc in a majestic marquee situated in the heart of Lagos State.

Encomium’s Black and White Ball has hosted many stars over the years, including Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, Otunba Gbenga Daniels, Dele Momodu, Genevieve Nnaji, Dayo Adeneye and Keke Ogungbe.

To highlight the event, there will be a showcase of fabulous pieces from some of Nigeria’s most gifted designers. Pioneers and forerunners in the fashion and style business who have made elegance desirable will be awarded by a select committee comprising a panel of Encomium Weekly readers and in house team members.

The 6-hour event will kick off with an elaborate red carpet reception and guests will also be treated to choice food and exquisite drinks.

Founded in May 1997, Encomium Weekly has steadily risen to become the celebrity journal to imitate and beat The magazine has become the most respected magazine in its niche and has morphed from a purely black and white magazine with only colour covers to a magazine with coloured multi pages.

NEW MUSIC| BOJ (DRB-Lasgidi) – My Name ft Lynxxx

Off BOJ’s forthcoming mixtape “BOJ On The Microphone” comes the second single, this one is titled My Name and he hired Mr Lynxxx Utunu who has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons  to help out, BOJ has been really consistent, he sure deserves more recognition. Produced by Studio Magic.

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Radio Hit Show: Is M.I Really Insecure?

Sometimes being on top has some negatives, some call it paranoia others call it insecurity, same difference . What sucks the most is when insecurity becomes obvious in plain sight. Don’t take my word for it. Find out for yourself.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

NEW MUSIC| Phyno – Man Of The Year (Obago)

A few months ago, we saw the talented rapper - Phyno; drop the viral video Ghost Mode feat. Olamide with hard core beats, awesome concept and mind blowing scenery, which still enjoys lots of airplay… This time he decides thrill his fans with this off-the-hook track - MAN OF THE YEAR (OBAGO). Expect nothing short of awesome from the A-class indigenous rapper. 

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COUNTDOWN TO MISS NIGERIA 2013 FINAL LAGOS AUDITONS BEGINS


The Miss Nigeria casting team has been touring around cities across the country in search of the next queen.

Created in 1957 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant has discovered and made beauty queens such as Grace Oyelude, Julie Coker, Helen Prest Ajayi, Binta Sukai, Vien Tetsola, Sylva Edem, Ene Lawani and Damilola Agbajor into household names.
Now in its 38th year, African Telecommunications Network has brought this epitome of African culture and tradition. The contestants will not only carry a worthy title but will also serve our great nation by becoming ambassadors and positive role models to Nigerian women and Nigerians in the Diaspora.
At the end of the casting tour, 36 contestants will be selected to part-take in the two-week reality TV show 'THE MAKING OF A QUEEN", in which eliminations will take place leaving 21 ladies to compete for one crown at the Grand finale. 
Our ultimate goal is to choose a queen based on elegance, poise, talent, intelligence and beauty.

LAGOS AUDITIONS
DATE: MARCH 30TH 2013
VENUE: CIVIC CENTER
ADDRESS: OZUMBA MBADIWE STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS NIGERIA
TIME: 11am-3pm
CRITERIA: 
- All participants must be between the ages of 18 and 26 years old.
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- All participants must be Nigerian citizens.

- -Participants must not be married, must not be mothers or pregnant.
-Participants must be of good health & moral character.
- Participants must speak fluent English.

DOCUMENTATION TO BE PRESENTED AT CASTING VENUE


- Application form
- Bank teller (proof of payment) of N2500

- ID card or a copy of your Birth certificate

- Account details: Miss Nigeria Pageant, Zenith Bank, Account Number: 1013193422

- 2 recent photographs (one head-to-shoulder and one full length). Please note that pictures will not be returned.

HOW TO REGISTER 
To be considered for the 38th annual Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant, you must complete the application form below in detail and bring to the casting venues. The FINAL deadline for application is march 2013.
Download the form, print it out, fill it and bring to the casting venue together with the other documents mentioned above.
INTERNATIONAL applicants can also apply from outside Nigeria by submitting a YouTube video. (Please note International Applicant must be of Nigerian Citizen by birth).
For all press, sponsorship and enquiries please email contact@missnigeria.org.ng or call 08033278752 or 08091892258. 
Also like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MissNigeriaBeautyPageant and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/MISSNG2013 

Video: Lynxxx finally breaks his silence on the club fight incident


Nigerian star artiste and ''Jollof'' music boss Lynxxx is in the UK for a 9 date tour and he finally breaks his silence on the recent news involving him at a famous Lagos nightspot, he shares what really happened on the night with Factory78tv's Adesope Olajide...

Friday, 22 March 2013

7up 'Oga At The Top' AD : Real Or Fake

I came across this Ad online this morning. It looks so real. Was this one of those photoshop things or a real 7UP Ad? 

But regardless, it looks cool ooo. I really think Mr Obafaiye should put on his thinking Cap and make some money for himself. Or is he waiting for his OATT?

NEW MUSIC | L.O.S - Wish You Could Stay


The wait is finally over as Nigeria’s foremost Hip-Hop/R&B group L.O.S debut their official brand new single titled “Wish You Could Stay”, produced by the one and only Sarz!

Driven by a thumping bassline, lush drums, heavy synths and even some minimal dubstep arrangements, the L.O.S boys unleash their versatility over this infectious Sarz musical milieu with an excellently catchy hook, witty wordplay and an all-round masterful vocal and lyrical performance!

Having previously teased us with the official artwork for the single and with fans and listeners growing ever impatient to hear the actual music, L.O.S have finally obliged and they have certainly NOT disappointed as the Sarz-produced “Wish You Could Stay” flies right to the top of the biggest and best songs to come out of Nigeria in 2013!

Wish You could Stay

BREAKING NEWS: Chinua Achebe, 82 is dead


Foremost novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, 82 is dead. Achebe, one of the best fiction writers in recent memory died in his USA base, according to reports yet to be confirmed. A source said he died last night in a hospital in Boston, United States, he also said that the professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston.   

His last book, 'There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra', is still making waves and has proved very controversial in his native Nigeria. Until his death, Prof Achebe was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown.

NEW MUSIC| TUNDEY - NÀ É


Beat FM, City FM, Rhythm FM, Unilag FM, Brilla FM, Diamond FM, Splash FM in Ibadan and Benin City’s Vibes FM are just some of the tastemaker radio stations across the country already showing massive support and blasting the brand new future hit single from Ibadan-based crooner TUNDEY titled “NÀ É” to their nationwide listeners and for good reason too… “NÀ É” is a sweet tune that is sure to captivate you from start to finish!

Produced by the very prolific Buster Keyz and released via GT Studios, “NÀ É” is an excellent indigenous single that is 100% proudly Nigerian with its lush Highlife musical milieu which infuses perfectly with harmonizing Makosa influences and sees Tundey in excellent form vocally and lyrically as he mesmerizes his leading lady and listeners in classic vernacular and his native Yoruba language.

With Tundey already winning the hearts and minds of fans and radio listeners across the country and his single fast becoming a fixture on the streets of Nigeria, it is time to spread the infectious vibes to the digital Nigerian music landscape, enjoy “NA É” 

DOWNLOAD “NÀ É"

Popular Evangelist Prophet Obadare Dies At 86


Timothy Oluwole Obadare, the very popular blind prophet, known and respected by millions all over the world is dead.

Obadare was the General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide and founder of the World Soul Winning Evangelical Ministry (WOSEM) which has its headquarters in Akure, Ondo State. Aged 86, Obadare passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at his number 16, Adinlewa Street, Akurenresidence, close to the expansive WOSEM headquarters.
He death was confirmed today (Thursday, March 21, 2013) by his youngest son, Pastor Joseph Obadare.

The prophet’s personal driver since 1988, Pastor Gbenga Obatuyise, who spoke to The Guardian at the residence, said : ‘Baba was father to thousands of children and I am happy to be one of them. He turned my life around and through him I found a new life in Christ’.
Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has said Obadare was an example of the marching on of a saint.

Additional Reports: The Guardian

Thursday, 21 March 2013

ACN South East Vice Chairman Kidnapped!


The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has announced the kidnap of its Vice Chairman (Southeast), Dr. Chudi Nwike, in Anambra state, Nigeria.
The party said Nwike was kidnapped on Tuesday and that the kidnappers had contacted the victim’s family.
According to the ACN, the kidnappers are currently demanding N30 million ransom for the release of Nwike.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party quoted Dr. Nwike’s younger brother as saying that the kidnappers were demanding N30 million, but that this must be paid in hard currency.
The party called on the country’s security agencies to do everything within their power to ensure the safe release of the victim.
It also assured Nwike’s family of its prayers