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Sunday, November 30, 2008

MI's Africa Travels + Pat Utomi's Vivante Magazine + Other news...

I got an email yesterday from the lady who wrote about having a deformed baby (we discussed here). She said the baby boy died. She didn't say if he died naturally or...you know...
Anyway, may his soul rest in peace.

To today's post, I wanted to bring you entertainment news, bought our soft sell mags but found nothing to report...maybe they'll have more juicy stories this week.

For now enjoy rapper MI's travel pictures. He's been touring some African countries...check it out!










Pix thanks to MI
Totally love this dude...
If you want to share your pix with the rest of us, pls send me an email...

Pat Utomi's Vivante Magazine Launch
For those who don't know, former presidential aspirant Pat Utomi now has his own magazine called Vivante. I haven't seen it, so can't tell what it's really about...but check out pix from the launch...









Pix thanks to purefoto.com

AY (top comedian) and Mabel become ONE

AY and his love of many years Mabel tied the knot yesterday Nov 29th 2008.
Wishing the couple everything beautiful.

Zizi Cardow's Fashion Show

Date: Sat. 13th Dec '08
Venue: 21, Kingsway Rd, Ikoyi
Time: 6pm-7:30pm (Red carpet)
8-9pm (Main show)

West African Fashion Week - Be the 1st face

Are you a professional model or aspiring to be one? Then this is opportunity to be the 1st West African Fashion Week Model and win a N1million contract to feature in all the West Africa Fashion Week advert material.
How to enter...
Simply take 2 studio fotos of you striking your best pose. A full length and a portrait photograph then call Tony on 08034560895 or Maxwell 08060265714

FaceTALK
Bridal/Beauty Makeover/Headgear/pgotography
3, Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos
Email:ololade@facetalkbeauty.com
Tel: 08023465653

Photos of the day
US President-elect, Barrack Obama and family feeding the needy on Thanksgiving

Isn't he teaching us all something?


Bey and her husband Jay Z at a B-ball game...Jay kinda looks different with the hair and all...U like?
Beyonce at the “Cadillac Records” press conference rockin’ a fly business suit.
Pix thanks to bossip.com
Thought of the day
Don't walk in front of me, I might not follow
Don't walk behind me, I might not lead
Just walk beside me and be my friend
Have a beautiful week ahead
L

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Segun Aranmolate's Words + Future Awards unveils date

Segun Aranmolate

The young man woke up in the morning with his ideas lurking in his head. Cuddled up in his bed, he thought about his family and all the great plans he wanted to execute. As he was reflecting in his dark, inhospitable cell room, one of his masked captors walked into the room with a pencil and blank piece of paper in his hand. He handed the writing utensils to the young man and told him to write his last rites, as it was time for him to meet his creator. As soon as the young man heard those words, his mouth became dry and there was a burning sensation in the back of his throat. His hands trembled as he held the crumpled paper in his left and the crooked pencil in his right. Sweat trickling down his forehead; he began to write his final legacy – five things I will do differently.

Wake: I will wake up every morning and smile at the world. I will be glad for the chance to see yet another day, and most especially I will be grateful for the “gift of life.”

Eat: I will cherish every meal I receive. I will eat healthy delicious meals and I will take my time to savor the complex flavors of each meal. My body is divine and it surely deserves the finest of foods.

Love: I will develop my innate ability to Love myself and to Love others selflessly, as Love is the universal language that all humans understand.
Work: I will establish my identity at work and I will let my purpose of “positively improving humanity,” fuel my creativity and talents. I will view success not through the eyes of an epicure, but through the eyes of a famished individual who has been fed and empowered with the wisdom of life.

Sleep: At the end of each day, I will lie in my bed and I will sleep like a baby because if life is worth living then it must be worth dreaming as well. Furthermore, I cannot dream without sleep!

Upon writing these words, the young man carefully folded the piece of paper and handed it to his captor. He smiled and felt calm. He was at peace with himself because he realized that he had lived a great life and completed his legacy. It was now time to celebrate his life.
-SHEG ARANMOLATE . -Author, iACTUATE: 100 days of Inspiration
25 year old Segun is a model, author and motivational speaker.

THE FUTURE AWARDS WRAPS UP TOUR… UNVEILS DATE!
- The Awards holds on the 17th and 18th of January
- “Their work is more than impressive… it is inspiring,” – Reuben Abati

Wrapping up a whirlwind and eagerly followed tour around the country, the organizers of The Future Awards headed to the UK in a series of presentations to spread the word about Nigeria’s biggest youth event.

“We are extremely proud of ourselves. We never tire of stating that we are making history, doing something pacesetting in the history of any awards process in Nigeria.” said Emilia Asim-Ita, the Award’s PR Director, “The ultimate plan for the town, and the basic idea, is to go to all 36 states in the country, and engage as many Nigerian youth as possible, generate conversation about Nigeria taking this message of hope and change and inspiration and making sure that youth from every part are inter-connected with the idea that youths can change Nigeria in spite of the difficult environment. We, after all, are a testimony to that: if we could do these town halls as planned without one kobo of sponsorship, then you know, you just have to believe"...

Next Naija Entertainment News...
Keep a date...wink!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Introducing:MoDyves Jewelry + Don't Foget the lyrics audition + AMAS + CNN 2008 Heroes


British African designer Esther Agbarha has travelled extensively around the world to places such as London, New York, Paris, Thailand, Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, China, and Dubai just to name a few. This has strongly influenced her creativity and inspired her choices. She currently resides in Europe with her two children.
Esther has a Bachelor of Science from London Guildhall University and a Masters degree from Pennsylvania State university.





She worked in the corporate sector for financial institutions in both London and United States of America.
In 2006, MoDyves was established from Esther’s passion for the finer things in life. She designs jewelry that merges ancient wisdom with today’s needs. The focus of the designs are based on the “gift of nature” and the euphoria for wellness.



MoDyves jewelry creation is composed of two-faced gemstone pendants and necklaces with healing properties lavished in white, yellow, and pink 18K gold . These are one-of-a-kind piece that can be worn as two different styles due to the unique setting of the two-faced stones that touch the skin. A portion of the proceeds from MoDyves Collection will go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Currently the only place its being sold is on-line at http://www.modyves.com/
Such beautiful jewelries...check her out!


Don't Forget The Lyrics Auditions
The auditions for contestants will soon commence, the emerging winners will then be used for recording the 1st 4 to 5 episodes.

The schedule is seen below:
Location Date Venue
Ibadan Fri. 28th Nov, 08 Marble Suites, Bodija
Jos Sun. 30th Nov, 08 Crest Hotel, Jos
Owerri Tues. 2nd Dec, 08 Imo State Council for Arts & Culture
Lagos Thurs and Fri. 4th & 5th Dec, 08 Protea Hotel; Leadway, Maryland

So to anyone who knows the lyrics of a thousand and one songs through time and wishes to be on a fun TV game show and even win big money while having fun, this is the time to jump on the train because by the 5th episode, contestant recruitment will be by SMS which is harder.


2008 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS


The Winners
Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Daughtry
Favorite Album: Alicia Keys, As I Am
Country Music
Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride

RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Three 6 Mafia
Favorite Album: Kanye West, Graduation
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES
Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Album: Alicia Keys, As I Am
T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Jonas Brothers

INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist: Third Day
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Linkin Park
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Jordin Sparks

LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist: Enrique Iglesias

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Artist of the Year: Chris Brown

CNN 2008 Heroes

1. Tad Agoglia, Houston, Texas: Agoglia's First Response Team provides immediate help to areas hit by natural disasters. In a little over a year, he and his crew have helped thousands of victims at more than 15 sites across the United States, free of charge.

2. Yohannes Gebregeorgis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Moved by the lack of children's books and literacy in his native Ethiopia, Gebregeorgis established Ethiopia Reads, bringing free public libraries and literacy programs to thousands of Ethiopian children.

3. Carolyn LeCroy, Norfolk, Virginia: After serving time in prison, LeCroy started the Messages Project to help children stay connected with their incarcerated parents. She and volunteer camera crews have taped roughly 3,000 messages from inmates to their children.

4. Anne Mahlum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: On her daily morning jogs, Mahlum used to run past homeless men. Today, she's helping to transform lives by running with them, and others as part of her Back On My Feet program.

5. Liz McCartney, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana: McCartney moved to New Orleans to dedicate herself to helping Hurricane Katrina survivors move back into their homes. Her nonprofit, St. Bernard Project, has rebuilt the homes of more than 120 families for free.

6. Phymean Noun, Toronto, Ontario: Growing up in Cambodia, Noun struggled to complete high school. Today, she offers hundreds of Cambodian children who work in Phnom Penh's trash dump a way out through free schooling and job training.

7. David Puckett, Savannah, Georgia: Puckett started PIPO Missions to bring ongoing prosthetic and orthotic care to those in need. Since November 2000, he has helped more than 420 people in southeastern Mexico, free of charge.

8. Maria Ruiz, El Paso, Texas: Several times a week, Ruiz crosses the border into Juarez, Mexico, bringing food, clothing and toys to hundreds of impoverished children and their families.

9. Marie Da Silva, Los Angeles, California: Having lost 14 family members to AIDS, the nanny funds a school in her native Malawi, where half a million children have been orphaned by the disease.

10. Viola Vaughn, Kaolack, Senegal: The Detroit, Michigan, native moved to Senegal to retire. Instead, a group of failing schoolchildren asked her to help them pass their classes. Today, her 10,000 Girls program is helping hundreds of girls succeed in school and run their own businesses.

God bless all those making a difference in our world...
God bless everyone

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Unveiled....Bella Naija

Y'all will never guess who this beautiful lady is.
Finally we have a face to the phenomenon...



She's on the cover of the December issue of True Love Magazine
Guess Who? Guess? Guess?
The lady is 24 year old Uche Eze, popularly known as BELLA NAIJA
Ain't she something?

Also a huge congrats to the winners of the 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards

Artist of the Year - Dbanj (Nigeria)
Best Male - Dbanj (Nigeria)
Best Female - Wahu (Kenya)
Best New Act - Naeto (Nigeria)
Best R&B - Alicia Keys (USA)
Video of the year - Wind am well - Ikechukwu (Nigeria)
Best Group - P-Square (Nigeria)
Best Hip Hop - 9ice (Nigeria)
Best Live Performance - Jozi (South Africa)
Legend Award - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Nigeria)

And a big congrats to the winner of Big Brother Africa3...RICCO from Angola. He really deserved to win. He was fun, entertaining, fresh, mature, very friendly...and now very rich. Wishing him the very best...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Naija Entertainment News + Richest Hollywood couples

RIP to Chief Orlando Owoh

Child witchcraft in Nigeria

Sometimes I'm lost for words. Please read the article here

There is a charity in Nigeria 'Stepping Stone Nigeria', where donations and information could be obtained from. They have a group on facebook you can join, as well as forward to friends. Link to charity website: www.steppingstonesnigeria.

Oluremi Obasanjo's Book

Oluremi Obasanjo, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo's first wife, last week launched her biography titled 'Bitter-Sweet: My life with Obasanjo. The 141 page book is the engaging story of her life as Obasanjo's wife and mother of six of his chilcren. Amongst other intimate details, Oluremi reveals Obasanjo's love for women, those he dated and how he used to beat her during each of their matrimonial squabbles...

The book is in stores now...if you're interested...

Nkem Owoh speaks at last- Taiwo Obatuson
Nollywood star actor, Nkem Owoh, popularly known as osuofia has been in the news for the past weeks for alleged drug trafficking. He was also rumoured to have lost his life in Saudi. The news right now is that Nkem himself spoke to City People last week through the phone concerning the issue. Hear him "Don't mind the romour mongers, may be they could be talking about paracetamol because that is the only kind of drugs I know. I have not travelled out of Nigeria in the past six months. I have not gone to the international airport, so I wonder what they are saying and where the rumours are coming from. As I am speaking to you now, I am in Port Harcourt working. Nothing happened to me"

Silverbird Galleria Opens new branch

The first modernised Galleria in Nigeria, the Silverbird Galleria which is run by the Bruce Family, has extended it's capacity to the mainland. The new Galleria is located at Sabo, Yaba.

World Music Awards in Monaco
Tuafce Idibia wins Best Nigerian Artist

Tuface and Estelle on stage
Congrats to 2baba

City People is West Africa's soft sell of the year. It's publisher is W/A's Media Man of the year.

Seye Kehinde, the publisher of City People has won the prestigious West Africa International Award of Merit 2008. According to a two page letter written by Dr. Kwame Otibu-Asare, Editor in Chief/CEO of West Africa International Magazine, "The award is presented to a few West Africans or companies in West Africa that have made the various sectors/fields they operate in proud, by their extraordinary, distinctive achievements in that sector.
Congrats to the man and the organisation.
City People Brands Award
Here are some categories...
Soft Drink of the year
Coca cola
Fanta
Pepsi
Mirinda
Fayrouz

Energy drink
Redbull
Power horse
Burn
Beverage
Milo
Bournvita
Ovaltine

Prefered domestic airline
Aero contractors
Arik Airline
Virgin Nigeria

GSM company
GLO
MTN
Zain

Sanitary Towel
Always
Everyday
Cable TV
DStv
HiTv
My TV

Internet package
Starcomms internet services
MTN 3G
GLO 3G Plus
ETC. There are about 50 categories. It is slated to hold on Thursday, November 27th at the Shell Hall of the Muson Center, Onikan Lagos.

I'd like to say a big congrats and happy married life to all the newly wedded couples...
Anita Uwagbale and Tom Iseghohi


Chinenye Ochuba and Kunle Akinlade


Doyin Haastrup and Ayodeji Olatokunbo


Cecil Hammond and Keke Adenuga aka Isis
May God bless their unions with love, laugher, children and a lot of blessings...
Pics thanks to bellanaija, Naijagal and Niyi tabiti
Now to the foreign scene...
The top 10 of Hollywood's Top Earning Couples (Forbes magazine poll) is as follows:
1. Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles - $162 million

Jayz $82mill, Beyonce $80mill
2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - $85 million
Will $80mill, Jada $5mill
3. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham - $58 million
David $50mill, Victoria $8mill

4. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - $35 million
5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - $34 million
6. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann - $30 million
7. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani - $28 million
8. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman - $25 million
9. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker - $22.5 million
10 Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart - $22 million
I'm out, see y'all later...