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As Pokello Takes A Bow, Bassey Follows Suit

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Bassey, Pokello and IK
By Ada Igboanugo
The chase came to a halt for Bassey and Pokello two of the most popular contestants this season. While Natasha shut down Malawi’s international airport for some time as her home fans came out in their numbers to receive her, Selly on the other hand was quite busy dishing out words in a press conference about her plans to sue former beau Nando for publicly demeaning her with his earlier accusations of her of gifting him with a sexually transmitted disease after their tryst. Bassey’s name was called by the one person every housemates dreads to hear from on a Sunday eviction show, IK and the Sierra Leonean went to meet him after which he was told Bimp was behind his oust and he seemed unperturbed further revealing, having been asked, that he was only being a big brother to Nigeria’s Beverly and nothing romantic could possibly happen between them.
Next up was serial nominee and eviction survivor Pokello from Zimbabwe. Known for her popul…

An Activist’s Style

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Amina Augie She may not have read law like her mother, Justice Amina Augie, but you could still say Maryam Augie is  chip off the old block. A Future Awards nominee in the category of advocacy and activism, she is the founder of AyahayFoundation, a non-profit inspired by the tragic deaths of her close friends. She speaks with Azuka Ogujiuba You were recently mentioned as one of the nominees for the 2013 Future Awards in the advocacy and activism category. How does that feel?
It feels wonderful. I am especially grateful that someone recognized the effort we have been making to impact the lives of the underprivileged in our society. What’s the AyahayFoundation about?
AyahayFoundation was founded in December 2010 following the deaths of my dearest friends in a car accident. To keep their memory alive, I set up a foundation focused on certain key areas that are crucial to sustainable development: healthcare, education, women empowerment and child development. We have undertaken…

JESSE JAGZ: NO RANCOUR WITH CHOC CITY FAMILY

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JESSE ABAGA OTHERWISE KNOWN AS JESSE JAGZ IS A TALENTED MUSICIAN AND PRODUCER. HE RECENTLY LEFT HIS RECORD LABEL, CHOCOLATE CITY RECORD IN CONTROVERSIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. HIS BROTHER JUDE ABAGA (MI) IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LABEL. MANY SAY JESSE JAGZ’S DEPARTURE WAS RANCOROUS BUT HE DENIED THIS. IN THIS INTERVIEW WITH LANRE ODUKOYA, HE INSISTS THAT ALL IS WELL BETWEEN HIM AND THE CHOCO CITY BOYS
WHAT SPURRED ME TO PRODUCE O LE KU IN 30 MINUTES …
Hard work! But this is not to take anything away from the song, “Oleku”.  Besides, producing it within that time frame wasn’t such a big deal. It’s just plain hard work and nothing more.
I felt great with the success.  A special feeling is evoked when the product of one’s work is well received. The wide acceptance of “Oleku” brings on such feelings of satisfaction.  Beyond me as the producer, everyone connected with the production of that song shares in the feeling. LEAVING THE CHOC CITY TEAM…
Regarding why I left, there is a simpl…

Who would you 'hit' - Gideon Okeke, Chris Attoh or Gbenro Ajibade?

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Just one night of mad passion, which of the Tinsel actors would you pick? Gideon Okeke (left), Chris Attoh (center) or Gbenro Ajibade (right). Biko, this question is for the ladies only..:-)

Forbes: Angelina Jolie Tops List of Highest-paid Actresses

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Angelina Jolie is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million in the last year, according to Forbes. Angelina Jolie, who will next be seen on the big screen in the film "Maleficent," is
Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million in the last
year, according to Forbes. She easily surpassed this year's Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence,
who came in second with $26 million, and pushed Kristen Stewart of the
"Twilight" series, who topped the list last year, into third place with earnings of
$22 million. "Hollywood hasn't shied away from Jolie. She's still one of the few actresses
who can demand a paycheck north of $15 million for the right movie — like
Disney's retelling of the old Sleeping Beauty story, Maleficent," reporter
Dorothy Pomerantz, wrote on Forbes.com. Jolie, 38, made headlines earlier this year when she revealed she had a
double mastectomy after learning s…

Personality of The Week: TuFace Innocent Idibia

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Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face Idibia was born in Jos Nigeria on the 18th of September 1975. He is from the Idoma ethnic group of Benue state.  2face attended Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He schooled briefly in the Institute of Management & Technology, IMT Enugu, where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in Business Administration. 2face did not complete his diploma program but he got his major breakthrough during his school days composing and singing the jingles for the radio show GB Fan Club in Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996. After a while he moved to Lagos to join his ex-schoolmate and friend Augustine Ahemdu a.k.a Blackface to form the defunct group "plantashun boyz". In 2004 the band made up of 2face, blackface and faze (Chibuzor Oji) split up. On May 15th 2004, his 1st solo album was released , including international hit African queen, and club bangers like “Nfana Iba…

Cadbury Bournvita launches new 500-gram packs

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Cadbury Nigeria’s flagship brand – Cadbury Bournvita – has upsized its offering by introducing new 500-gram jars and refill packs, providing added vitality to consumers and offering even greater value for money.


 The new Cadbury Bournvita 500-gram food-drinks jars and refill packs replace earlier 450g units, with the aim of serving valued consumers in a more economical way and with a more convenient option, while continuing to foster customer satisfaction with added vitality. The new unit-size was unveiled to partners earlier this month at Cadbury Nigeria’s Ikeja site in Lagos.

Speaking immediately after the launch event, Cadbury Nigeria Marketing Director Dele Anifowoshe said: “The newly upsized jars and refill packs are available in markets in every nook and cranny of Nigeria. Our customer business-partners are very excited about the innovation.”
The new unit-size comes immediately after the brand, already a household name in Nigeria, was endorsed by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (N…

New Video: DAMMY KRANE - Xteristics

After massive success with 'My Dear' and 'Ligali', Dammy Krane returns with the visuals for one of his three latest singles. Shot in London, Xteristics captures Dammy showing off the characteristics his fans have come to love him for: that swanky edged coolness with a dash of fun and excitement.

"Before I Write A Book' - By Basketmouth

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Comedian Basketmouth will share short stories about his experience with people while growing in the Nigerian entertainment industry in a series called 'Before I Write a Book.' He plans to write a book eventually so this is a pre-entry to that project, thus, the title. Below is the first story he shares
Back stage at the Rothmans Groove tour which held @ TBS in 1998, there I was seated with the likes of The Plantashun Boiz,Dr. Fresh,Remedies and more...I was just a young boy trying to weigh his options on what direction to go with his career as drumming,rapping,producing and comedy were few of my options. That night was the 1st time I met Tony Tetuila, one of those humble guys you come by,he was warm and accommodating considering the obvious fact that I was nobody in the industry. Fast forward a few months later, Comedy had won me over and in the course of my hustle and journey to where I'm yet to get to, I bumped into Tetuila  in Festac, just about the time…

Caroline Danjuma set to open beauty parlour after attending makeup school

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The former actress and mother of two returned to Nigeria a few days ago after attending a one month crash course at the London Academy of Freelance Make-Up where she graduated as a Total Pro Creative Specialist. Caroline is getting ready to set up her own beauty parlour here in Lagos.

Meet the 2013 Miss University Nigeria Contestants

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These are the most beautiful girls representing 53 universities in Nigeria. Some of them are quite gorgeous. I said some...hehe! Take a look for yourself after the cut...:-)



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