Oct 31, 2008

Nollywood Rukky Sanda

Rukky (Rukayat), Graduate of the Lagos State University, is definitely not a rookie in the movie industry. This stunningly beautiful actress, was born in Lagos. A few years back she chose Nollywood over working in the banking industry. Rukky is a real talent, has a really good dress sense and very confident. She has also produced several movies.

Oct 30, 2008

Project Fame students meet fans at UNILAG

Fans and friends of the four talented contestants who were placed on probation on Sunday 26th of October in the ongoing project fame academy had the opportunity of meeting their favourite contestants on Wednesday 29th of October.

The four contestants that visited the Unilag complex are Dorcas Yeboah (number 15) and Nii Ankra (number 3) both from Ghana, Caroline Agbonlahor (number 1) and Sopriye Opunsuju (number 12) both from Nigeria. They were hosted to an exciting event at the university campus where they met their fans, solicited for their votes and even signed autographs.

Viewers of the MTN Project Fame West Africa Academy are advised to send in their votes as many times as possible through their MTN lines to keep their favourite contestants in the academy for as long as the contest lasts as one of these four will be evicted this weekend in the fourth elimination round show.

The fifth elimination round show will take place on Saturday 1st of November where one of the four contestants on probation will be eliminated. The show will be broadcasted on AIT from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, NTA 12:00-1:00am, Nigezie serialized channels on Hi Tv and free to air stations, Superscreen, MBI and MITV at 7:00-8:00pm. [SOURCE]

Oct 28, 2008

Oluchi - The Face of Africa

In Nigeria, her name means work of God. Oluchi was born in Lagos. Before her rise in the fashion industry, Oluchi's tall and thin frame once earned her cruel nicknames at school. Nevertheless, young Oluchi enjoyed her days cooking and cleaning with a sense of self satisfaction. This blend of maturity accounts for where Oluchi is today..A supermodel, some call her superwoman.

MNET, Africa's premiere network launched a search for the face of Africa, someone who will embody the beauty and dignity of the Continent.

After an intense question and answer session in Zimbabwe, 12 contestants stood on the final stage and Oluchi was crowned the official Face of Africa. Oluchi's website

Oct 27, 2008

Lawsuit for Oprah Winfrey's school

A former dormitory matron at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa is back in court to face charges of abusing students. In the United States, another former employee is suing Oprah Winfrey for defamation.

Oct 26, 2008

Jennifer Hudson Faces Tragedy

The mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were shot down in a Chicago home. Now, an Amber Alert has been issued for Hudson's missing nephew. Cynthia Bowers reports.

Oct 25, 2008

Simone Williams

Sensual, modern, feminine, beautiful, only a few of the words used to describe the Simone Williams collection. Ranging from cutting edge denim street wear to sophisticated evening wear the Simone Williams collection has something to suit every discerning and fashionable woman. Her unique creative vision and eye for beauty has led to a collection filled with stunning one off ready to wear pieces that create attention wherever worn. [SOURCE]

Oct 24, 2008

Nigeria Expo 2008

The London Docklands, this weekend (24th/25th October), will be the epicenter of Nigerian global business relations, as the fifth Best of Nigeria Expo holds at the Excel centre.

The initiative, which was conceived in November 2003 and launched a year after at the Wembley Exhibition Hall, has established itself as the vital platform for projecting Nigeria's resources to the world at large.

This two day event, which will be crowned by Dinner & Dance on Sunday 26th October, is expected to attract well over ten thousand people from all over Europe and will inevitably create great benefits and opportunities for exhibitors whilst they interface with the visitors.

A pre-expo conference titled 'Accessing Nigeria's Investment Opportunities' will take place on Friday the 24th of October at the Excel Centre. The Expo will also feature a fashion show of exquisite and breathtaking designs from leading Nigerian fashion designers, and a two-day concert featuring world renowned Nigerian artistes. [SOURCE]

Oct 23, 2008

Wande Coal

Wande Coal is one of the best artistes that Mo'hits has produced after the kokomaster himself, D'banj. This young man came and took over the Naija music industry with his voice. He brought back the power of love songs into the industry and ever since, his presence has always been felt.

He has featured in albums such as Naeto C's Ashewo and Ikechukwu's Like You and almost all the the songs on the Mo'hits All Stars 'Curiculum Vitae' album.

Two of his songs making serious waves in Naija now and possibly across the globe, are "Ololufe" and "Banana".

Wande Coal has not released an album yet. Sources close to Mo'hits records say he might release an album before the end of 2008...stay tuned....

Oct 22, 2008

Obafemi Martins returns to hold Man City to draw

Obafemi Martins on Monday night made his return to Newcastle United from injury as the Magpies were held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Manchester City in a dramatic encounter.

Newcastle were reduced to ten men after just 12 minutes when Habib Beye was controversially sent off for a defensive tackle in the area, allowing Robinho to give City the lead from the penalty spot.

However Shola Ameobi, also back from injury but in the Newcastle line-up due to injuries to Michael Owen, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka, brought the Toons back on level terms on the dot of half time.

Newcastle then took the lead early in the second half when Richard Dunne put into his net off a Geremi header but City denied Newcastle a win on the night with Stephen Ireland equalising with four minutes to play.

Manchester City is now eighth on the league table while Newcastle is still in relegation waters in 19th with six points.

Oct 21, 2008

D'Banj, Majek, and others celebrate Fela at 70

Right from Tuesday the 14th of October, the African Shrine has been a bee hive of activities to mark the 70th birthday of the legendary Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti..these activities came to a climax with a closing concert held at the shrine on sunday night.

It all started on tuesday with an opening show which featured documentaries on the legend, his pictures, a celebrity quiz and Afrocentric music.

The show continued on wednesday, 15th October with a 'Ladies toast to Baba @ 70' show

Thursday, 16th October was the classic nite which featured some Highlife, some Juju and some fuji music with a stunning performance from our very youthful 85 year old Fatai Rolling Dollar.

It was the turn of the new generation musicians on friday to pay their own tribute to Abami Eda with a mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop music...

The eve of the closing concert was the roadshow/street carnival and a host of performances by some naija artistes and foreigners alike.

Azadus was one of the best if not best reggae musician, Majek Fashek who did two songs to the awe of the audience before doing Bob Marley's legendary track, 'Redemption Song'.

After a brief interlude with Raypower's DJ Neptune at the wheels of steel, Sasha came on stage and performed, after performing her songs, the honours of ushering in the Mo'Hits crew. Consisting of D'Banj, Don Jazzy, Wande Coal and Ikechukwu, the Mo'Hits crew gave the most electrifying performance of the night.

As the night wore on, the audience got to see a wide variety of artistes who gave them no dull moment...performances from the likes of Mr. Cool, Olu Maintain, Eedris Abdulkareem, Nigga Raw, Durrella, Black Solo, Bigiano and Black Face Naija only added glamour to the show.

The show rounded up a week long celebration of Fela Anikulapo Kuti who was born on October 15 of 1938 and died eleven years ago on August 2nd, 1997.

Oct 20, 2008

Nsofor Obinna thanks Mourinho

In somewhat of a surprise move by Jose Mourinho, Nigerian born Victor Nsofor Obinna started ahead of the likes of Mancini, Adriano and Julio Cruz in the crucial contest against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

It was to be the 21 year old's first ever start in the Nerazzurri colours, and he did not disappoint as he got on the scoresheet in Inter's stunning 4-0 triumph at Roma.

Following the conclusion of the match, Obinna sent out a heart-felt 'thank you' to his boss, Jose Mourinho.

“It’s not easy to put your faith in to a young man like me, so to play from the first minute was quite significant. I have reviewed the goal I scored and it was really beautiful,” he added.

He said at the post-game interview, “During the two weeks of rest, I worked hard with the squad and now the results have shown. We all prepared perfectly for this match and the coach explained in detail all the features of our opponents.

“I'm happy for the victory and the three points won.”

Alexander Amosu to launch Campaign to Reduce Poverty in Africa

British entrepreneur, Alexander Amosu, who made his fortune selling mobile ring tones is to dedicate his time mentoring young entrepreneurs in Nigeria in a bid to help the continent fight poverty. This London based entrepreneur is fully equipped to take on this challenge as at the age of just 25 he was already a millionaire. Amosu got his big break when his ringtone company, RnB Ringtones went on to become a runaway success with 2 million customers across Europe. Amosu acknowledges the support he received when starting off as an entrepreneur and has been keen to give back.

Now in his thirties and presiding over a growing business empire, Alexander Amosu is what many would regard as an overnight success but he had shown an eye for business from the age of 15 when he started a company organizing sport events.

The effort, called the Nigerian Entrepreneurship Initiative, aims to encourage and support the start-up and growth of enough micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) to eradicate poverty over the next 30 years.

Amosu aims to tackle the poverty that has blighted the continent by promoting and supporting entrepreneurism in Sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria.

Oct 19, 2008

Brenda shown the door at Project Fame

Brenda was voted out of the ongoing Project Fame West Africa after surviving probation in the first eviction episode of the reality show which saw the ouster of Betty. She was put on probation alongside the trio of Dorcas, Praise and Wilmot who successfully returned to the Academy after getting votes from the three sources of votes on the show...the audience, the faculty and the contestants.

In the course of the show, the four contestants up for eviction were allowed to perform the songs they had earlier fumbled with which earned them the eviction slots in the first instance.

Brenda was the first to perform Tracy Chapman's song which she did pretty well. Praise did a beautiful rendition of 'Just Once'. Wilmot thrilled the audience with his rendition of Lionel Richie's 'Do It To Me', Dorcas also got on the good side of the audience with her performance of Celine Dion's 'Dance With My Father'.

Praise was first to scale through after coming tops in the votes cast by the audience over the outgoing week. Dorcas also scaled through as the Faculty's choice whilst Wilmut won seven of their ten co-contestants' votes against Brenda's three to remain in the academy.

As it turned out, Brenda wasn't too lucky this time around. Kudos to those who predicted on four2one that Brenda will be the next to go..Your prediction came through..stay tuned for more from Project Fame West Africa..

Oct 18, 2008

Google Helps Stop Tipsy Typing

Google's "Mail Goggles" might save some morning-after remedy for those who like emailing or logging on following a night out.

Oct 17, 2008

DJ Jimmy Jatt Celebrates in Style

DJ Jimmy Jatt had on Tuesday, October 14 added one more year getting loads of goodwill messages on Facebook in the process but on friday 17th October will celebrate the occassion of his birthday in style.

This friday's event seems to be the main event as lots of artistes and DJs are expected to party with Jimmy Jatt. Bouqui, Durella, W4, Kemistry, Morachi and Nomoreloss. The DJs...DJ Humility, DJ Neptunes, DJ Stramborella, DJ Slam amongst others are all expected to perform at the event. The party would kick-off by 10 pm friday October 17th at Club Nomoreloss, Planet One, Lagos.

Madonna splits with film director, Guy Ritchie

She's the world's highest earning female singer, but while her career has been successful, Madonna's love life has had its ups and downs. On Wednesday, the pop megastar and her British film director husband Guy Ritchie announced plans to divorce after seven and half years of marriage.

Africa Volunteer Wanted

Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) a recognized leader in the field of international volunteering, with over 4,000 volunteers is currently looking for volunteers to live and work abroad, for 3-12 Weeks and help the Community.
As an international volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you're making a meaningful contribution, working side-by-side with local people and sharing in the goals of a community that warmly welcomes you. You're experiencing another culture like never before and really getting to know its people.
Anyone can volunteer from young children traveling with their families to 86-year old adventurers. Whether looking for college credit, a chance to travel during a career break, or simply a volunteer vacation for the family. For more information and how to enrol please visit the Cross-Cultural Solutions website

Oct 16, 2008

9ice wins Best African Act at the MOBOs 2008

Just like the ever sizzing polls from the previous post on the 5th of october MOBO Awards suggested..This years Best African Act finally went to 9ice. 50% of you voted for 9ice, compared to Asa(0%) Dbanj and the Mo' Hits All stars (14%), Faze (21%) P-square(14%)

To all those who voted, Many thanks and congrats...

The rest of the 2008 winners are:

Best UK Female - Estelle
Best UK Male - Dizzee Rascal
Best UK Newcomer – Chipmunk
Best International Act - Chris Brown
Best Reggae – Mavado
Best Jazz - YolanDa Brown
Best Gospel – Jahaziel
Best African Act - 9ice
Best Song – Estelle, 'American Boy’
Best R&B/Soul - Chris Brown
Best Hip Hop - Lil’ Wayne
Best Video in association with MTV Base – Leona Lewis, 'Bleeding Love'
Best Album - Leona Lewis, 'Spirit'
Best Radio DJ in association with Sony Ericsson - Trevor Nelson
Best Club DJ - Tim Westwood
Lifetime Achievement – Motown Records
BeMOBO - Ricky McCalla

Colin Powell dances to Naija hip-hop

Colin Powell danced and sang to Olu Maintain's hit Yahoozee

Ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell has joined a hip-hop band on stage in London to dance and sing in a celebration of African culture.

America's former top diplomat took centre stage along with Nigerian performer Olu Maintain, who sang his hit Yahoozee.

Mr Powell told the audience his own black identity mattered as much as ever and that Africa, with hard work and foreign investment, could prosper like Asia and Eastern Europe.

"I stand before you tonight as an African-American," Mr Powell said.

"Many people have said to me you became secretary of state of the USA, is it still necessary to say that you are an African-American or that you are black, and I say, yes, so that we can remind our children.

"Asia is expanding, it created jobs for people, and Eastern Europeans are doing the same... it's now Africa's turn."

Oct 15, 2008

Africa rising music and fashion festival in London

Christina Aguilera, Colin Powell, Seal all come out for the africa rising music and fashion festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Betty first to be sent home from Project Fame West Africa

Over the past weekend, Betty emerged the first person to be voted out of this year's edition of the Project Fame West Africa. She was sent home according to the rule of the house after the teachers at the Academy chose to save Sopriye, the viewers voted to save Ijeoma whilst her fellow contestants said she wasn't good enough by choosing to save Brenda.

That wasn't the end for her though as she was treated to an eviction party at Club Papas at K's place immediately after her eviction.

Activities at the Academy were not delayed a moment because of the eviction...A series of performances were churned out by the remaining students of the Academy.

Four other students were placed on probation before the expiraton of the evening. They are Wilmot, Praise, Dorcas and, for the second week running, Brenda.

My question now is: who do you think will be the next one to go?.

Oct 14, 2008

Latest Fashion include baby bumps

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They look good I must say..You be the judge...

Naija Artistes at Channel O Music Video Awards

This year's edition of the Channel O Music Video Awards was held on Thursday, October 9 in Johannesburg with P-Square leading the list of Nigerian award winners.

The duo who have been termed by many as the trail blazers in making musical videos in Naija beat all comers across Africa to the Best Musical Video award for the 'Do Me' video...they were also named winners in the Best Duo/Group category beating South Africa's Jozi, Witness of Tanzania and Irene&Jane of Liberia.

Ikechukwu clinched the best male video award for his latest hit, 'Wind Am Well', a song that has been a huge success in Naija.

KC Presh added another feather to Nigerian music's cap as they edged out all competitors including, Naeto C to grab the best hip hop video award for 'Sengemenge'.

Oct 13, 2008

How to say I Luv U

Your mobile phone beeps, you have received a text message.

It begins: "I swear, I will make sure I give you HIV..."

But it's not an abusive threat, it's a "romantic" text message copied from a book on sale all over Nigeria that professes to give young people the words they need to court the woman or man of their dreams.

"H is for Happiness and joy forever with an I: Incomparable love that will never V: Vanish until death do us part. I love you," the message concludes.

The book, called "Touching the heart through unforgettable text messages (vol.2)" is one of several on sale in markets around the country that give suggestions to tongue-tied young lovers. [Source]

Oct 12, 2008

Jay-Z Fee to Party Crashes in the U.K.

Now, the economic downturn is even affecting the vital partying sector of the economy. Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z couldn't scare up his usual $50,000 pay-to-party fee this weekend in England, where he's promoting the NBA New Jersey Nets (of which he's a part owner).

Even after the rapper dropped his price to $13,000, there were reportedly no takers, with a club source telling the rag, "At this rate he might even have to party for free.”

The economic crash has made life tough all over. Stocks are sinking, jobs are scarce and folks' retirement accounts are dwindling.[Source]

It is scary my peeps, and i'm sure for ultra rich Jigga, this would have come as a shock... Any thoughts??

Oct 11, 2008

Real Booty or Not?

Thanks to models like 'Buffie The Body' the "Big Booty" complex has swept across the country and is getting out of control. [Source]

Oct 10, 2008

Fashion On A Budget: Low-Cost Updates

When the economy sours, what's a Fashionista to do? Style experts offer ideas on how to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

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Oct 9, 2008

B A Nusance - COME GET IT

B A Nusance is about to make history! He wants to feature as many mc's and singers as possible on his new track "COME GET IT"! In his own words " Let’s make history! I want to feature as many mc’s and singers (female and male) as possible on this song! "Visit: www.myspace.com/banusance for more info.

Oct 8, 2008

Chet Anekwe

This guy is doing his thing. The guy to watch out for in the movie 30 Days. Stardom really awaits him in Nollywood. Born in Nigeria and raised in Queens, New York City. Chet Anekwe beat out over 10,000 contestants for the show, ESPN Dream Job, where he made it to the final 8.

Chet can also be seen on the feature film 'Phat Girlz' starring Monique Imes Jackson.

By the way has anyone seen 30 Days? Chet can easily assume the role of Nigeria's most talented and good looking leading man....

Oct 7, 2008

Fashion & Beauty – Urban Edge

New tips for upcoming make up trends called ‘urban edge’ - I must say the natural look really rocks…Check it out..

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Oct 6, 2008

Latest Film Releases

Latest film releases is back by popular demand. You have been asking me to update you on the latest movies just released. Here you go...watch video below..pay attention to the reviews and decide if it's worth going to the cinema this week..Enjoy..

Mercy Johnson - the Sexiest Actress in Nollywood

Ever since the release of the movie ‘The Maid’, Mercy Johnson’s life has never been the same. The ordinary girl with a dream, as she likes to call herself, is now big beyond the shores of Nigeria. She has been tagged the sexiest actress in Nollywood.

Great for Mercy, but I personally think being sexy is not all about beauty. Someone might have a sexy way of talking, or a sexy way of appealing to people. It’s all about the way you carry yourself. Does anyone agree or disagree with me?

Your comments will be appreciated.

Oct 5, 2008

Better Sex Diet

Does it really matter what you eat when it comes to a better sex life? According to this nutritionist it does.

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Let me know your thoughts?

MOBO Awards 2008

The Thirteenth Annual Mobo Award Ceremony will be held at the Wembley Arena in North London on October 15th and will be hosted by Spice Girl Mel B and one of the iconic founding members of Run DMC, Rev. Run. MOBO celebrates genres like hip hop, R&B, gospel, and reggae and other styles that are of Black Origin. After the release of the nominees for the Channel O Music Video Awards, and the initial selection of Kora Award nominees, The Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) awards nominees have been released too. It has had a Best African musician category in years past and winners include Samini (Ghana), and Tuface Idibia (Nigeria).
While we wait for the nominees for the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), the Nigerian artists nominated for the Best African Act in the 2008 MOBO's are:
D'Banj and the Mo'hits All Stars

Make una vote o!!

Oct 4, 2008

P Square and Busta Rhymes in Naija

Twin brothers, Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye, make up PSquare, one of Nigeria’s hottest musical sensation at the moment. They came into the music scene a few years ago but have become a household name and they are bringing an international artiste, Buster Rhymes, to Nigeria.

Oct 3, 2008

Jollof Rice

Tasty Nigerian Dinner. Our latest polls state that Jollof Rice is the most typical Naija Dinner..Some may agree or disagree.

Let me know your thoughts?

I couldn't resist listing the ingredients and and how to prepare Jollof Rice:


  • 1 pound parboiled rice
  • 1 can tomato puree-400 grams
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 small or 3 large red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch thyme, leaves picked
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 chicken cubes (recommended: Maggi or Goya)


Blend tomatoes, onions, red pepper, and garlic until smooth. Add maggi or goya cubes, thyme and white pepper.

Add olive oil to the blended paste, and set the mixture aside. Add 4 cups of water into a pot.

Wash the rice in hot water until the water is clear. Drain through a fine sieve.

Pour the rice and blended mixture into the pot of water and stir with wooden spoon. Set the stove to medium heat and place pot on stove, then let it cook for 45 minutes while stirring every 15 minutes.

There may be other ways to prepare jollof rice other than the above. If you know another quicker way, please feel free to send us your comments

Oct 2, 2008

48 Years of Nigeria Independence

Wednesday, October 1st Nigeria marked 48 years of independence from British colonial rule. President Umaru Yar'Adua is asking Nigerians to renew their faith and transform their country into a strong, stable, and democratic nation. He is calling on them to make Nigeria a major player on the global stage by 2020. President Yar'Adua pledged to promote a culture of prudence, diligence and accountability in governance.

Oct 1, 2008

Genevieve Nnaji to Co-host Originality Nite with Faze

Originality Nite with Faze will take us back to the days of Platashun Boiz, Faze alone, Independent and to the new era, Originality. Faze is bringing his celebrity friends to share his success and celebrate as he enters another phase in his life. Stars like P-square, D-banj, 9ice, Timaya, Mike Ezurounye, Nonso Diobi, Tonto Dikeh, Genevieve Nnaji and more will be present at the launch party. There will be surprise performances by Nigerian top artist and also guest appearances by top dignitaries.

Faze recently shot a video worth over 10million naira on his international track "I’m in Love" in California, Los Angeles. USA. Due to popular demand for the song, Independent Entertainment will be pushing out the song to radio stations sooner than expected. I’m in love is evidence that the next Akon and the future of African music resides here in Festac, Lagos. Nigeria. His raspy and smooth vocals combined with his strong lyrics in his songs are a strong indication that Faze is up for a Grammy sooner than the World thinks and will become a mainstream International artist.

With all songs written and produced by Faze, the artist's third studio album is his most personal, reflective and revelatory collection to-date. Originality the album hits stores October 6th, 2008.