Monthly Archives: March 2014

WHO IS UPSETTING ACE KENYAN MUSIC DIRECTOR ANDREW MACHARIA INTO A RAMPAGE?

26 Mar 2014 Still on simmering celebs, who is getting on Kenyan Film and music director Andrew Macharia’s nerves.

The young prodigy who has directed music videos for the likes of Sauti Sol, Jaguar and Camp Mulla has taken to twitter on a ramapage about how he’s done with the music industry.

From the incensed tweets, the talented 24 year old seems to have been swindled of his money from shooting a music video from an artiste.

Abeg whoever took Andrew’s money oya please bring it back.

 

OLAMIDE BLASTS LINDA IKEJI OVER BABY REPORT

26 Mar 2014 First up, here’s news of Baddest Guy Ever Liveth Olamide who has wrist-slapped popular entertainment blogger Linda Ikeji for a report that the Turn Up singer was expecting a baby with his girlfriend Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman.

Olamide incensed by the report has blasted Linda on twitter asking her not to drag people’s names in the mud as she doesn’t know nothing about him.

In response, Linda has replied in another post that he seems to have been waiting to lash out at him asking him not to vex. In the end, who wins in the publicity stunt? Your guess is as good as ours.

 

NEW MUSIC ALERT! THE BLACK DIAMOND, WANDE COAL HAS EMERGED WITH A BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO.

25 Mar 2014 Meanwhile on the music scene, it’s all romance for Wande Coal as he has released a new video My Way.

Nigeria’s black diamond is in full romance mode with this track where he serenades this colourful fine young thang with his sweet tunes. Directed by Sesan, the RNB  video shows off smooth rides and a lovely sunset. Nice.

Moving on now to hip hop sensation Yung6ix who has premiered a 2-in-1 video for his singles “Notice” and “Before I Go Broke“.

Yung Six takes this off his debut album 6ix O’Clock. The video which was directed by Unlimited L.A features cameo appearances by Oritse Femi, music producer LayLow, YC and Percy.

 

IT’S CONFIRMED! WIZKID IS SINGLE AGAIN. HE’S BROKEN UP WITH LONG TIME GIRLFRIEND TANIA OMOTAYO.

25 Mar 2014 So for all Wizkid lovers out there, here’s news that he is in the market again. The Jaiye Jaiye singer made the confirmation on Beat FM where he revealed that indeed he is single again.

The crooner who had been dating Tania Omotayo also said that although they had split, she would continue to be his best friend.

After all that love and romance on valentine, it sure is sad to see the couple split.

 

WE DOVE OUR HAT TO SEXY NIGERIAN ACTRESS OMOTOLA AND FAMOUS AFROPOP SINGER TUFACE IDIBIA WHO IS WEEKEND CELEBRATED THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES.

24 Mar 2014 Celebrity relationships all over the world are notoriously sprinkled with heavy doses of controversies, makeups and break ups. And that is why when we see a couple keeping strong and keeping on, we take out time to pat them on the back and say well done.

Yesterday,  star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and hubby captain Matthew Ekeinde celebrated 18 years of marriage together. The couple who have 4 kids together have been going strong inspite all the challenges and negative media reports that come with the fame, fortune and not to mention good looks.

Yesterday also, Nigerian crooner Tuface Idibia celebrated the 1st wedding anniversary with wifey Annie Idibia. Much like the Britain’s royal pair William and Kate who had dated for over 7 years, the couple got married last year in Dubai after dating on and off for … years before finally tying the knot.

Theirs was the wedding of the year as friends flew all the way with them on the 23rd of March 2013 to watch them say I do on the Sandy beaches of Dubai.

 

IS THE KOKO MASTER D’BANJ NOW SELLING GARRI? WE HAVE DETAILS OF HIS NEW BUSINESS VENTURE.

24 Mar 2014 You remember this D’abnj video where we all laughed at the idea of a Koko franchise? Well seems Ejanla is maximizing the use of his brand name by making that laughable thought a real ambition.

Well, the newly appointed One ambassador D’banj has unveiled his brand new product, Koko Garri.

He unleashed the necessary garrium sulphite on Friday at the One Do Agric Campaign launch held at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

This marks the first intended product to come out from his company, Koko Holdings.

So from now on, we might as well expect Koko Water, Koko Chips, Koko Energy Drink and who knows…Koko Whitening Skin Lotion, who knows!

 

Filmmaker Creates Shelters out of Melodies

“This thing we call life is very difficult. If you cannot make it easier for the next person, please, don’t make it harder.”

In what way are you making life easier for other people? “I organized a reality singing competition for orphanages around the country.”

What made you come up with this idea? “I am an engineer and a filmmaker. My first film, ‘Nnenda’ was about the experiences of orphans in Africa. We took a tour of orphanages in Nigeria after shooting the film. One thing I always noticed was that whenever you visit, the children will come out to sing to you.  So, music seemed like a natural way to get the orphanages involved in a competition. We gave out over N20 million in prize money to the top eight orphanages. That money has gone a long way to help improve their infrastructure and welfare.”

“Orphans are not the architects of their plight. They are victims of life’s unfortunate circumstances. That makes them our responsibility.”

What is your mantra? “Loyalty is rare very rare, if you find it, keep it.”

Diamonds, like Adonijah, are also very rare.

Adonijah Owiriwa organized the first reality singing competition for orphanages, “Melody Shelters”. He is an example of how each of us can make life better for the next person. His story, and those of other compassionate Nigerians can be seen on “Naija Diamonds” every Saturday at 20:30 CVAT (19:30 WAT) only on EbonyLife TV, DStv channel 165.

To support Adonijah and Melody Shelters upcoming projects, contact him through :

Princewill Trust

4b Eleme Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, River State.

Email: adonaio@yahoo.com

Phone: 08055093142

 

He’s a Dream Maker!

Somewhere in Jos, a young artiste with big dreams of becoming a star sings his heart out in a recording studio.

About 220kilometres away, in the city of Kaduna, that young artiste’s benefactor is pursuing his own dream.

“If you are receiving from the society you must give back in one way or the other.”

How do you give back to the society? “I am very passionate about entertainment. I used to organize pageants and entertainment shows as far back as 1993. I didn’t make money from it, but, my love for entertainment never died. Now that I have a flourishing business I feel the best way to give back to the society is by assisting the less-privileged who need a break in life. I identify talented young artistes who have positive messages and I sponsor their studio recording sessions.”

What is your guiding principle? “What then shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Obori Musa is making dreams come true for young artistes. He is among 18 special Nigerian who are giving their time  and money to helping others. Find out more on “Naija Diamonds” Saturdays at 20:30 CAT (19:30 WAT) only on EbonyLife TV DStv channel 165.

Would you like to contact Obori Musa?

Drecot Printing Press

No 83 Kachia Road, Sabon-Tasha, Kaduna, Kaduna State

Email: teejaydee2010@yahoo.com

Phone: 08103500665

 

The Prescription for a Satisfied Life

After a tedious 6-hour drive by road, a ferry ride across a river, and another 2-hour drive I met him at a small border community.

“Can you imagine a pregnant woman with labour pains in the middle of the night having to cross the river and drive several hours just to get to the nearest clinic? When I became a doctor I swore to give my life to the service of humanity. When I arrived here and saw the state of healthcare in the community I realized that I was given an opportunity to uphold that oath to serve.”

The community is grateful that he did. “Before Dr. Raji arrived the clinic was just a shell of a structure. Because of him, the facilities have been upgraded with equipment and drugs. Before, we had to travel far just to get treatment for malaria. Now, simple operations are performed right here in theprimary health centre.”

What is your mantra? “According to Sam Smith, ‘No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which far greater parts of its members are poor, sick and miserable.’”

Dr. Raji is one Diamond who is helping society flourish.

People in Agwara, Niger State and neighbouring communities enjoy good quality health care thanks to Dr. RajiRazaq. Watch his remarkable story of sacrifice and those of other exceptional Nigerians on “Naija Diamonds” Saturdays at 20:30 CAT (19:30 WAT) only on EbonyLife TV DStv channel 165.

Dr. Raji Razaq can be reached at:

Comprehensive Health Centre,

Agwara LG, Niger State.

Email: rajioworasaq@yahoo.com

Phone: 08059466400

 

PREMIERE DATE FOR THE MOST ANITICPATED NIGERIAN MOVIE YET HALF OF A YELLOW SUN, RELEASED.

21 Mar 2014 We move into movies where we bring you news that the date for the much anticipated movie Half of a Yellow Sun has been released. The day to mark on your calendar for the Lagos premiere is the 25th of April.

Chimamanda Adichie’s critically acclaimed award winning novel last year had a movie make over with stars such as Hollywood’s Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton as well as Nollywood heavyweights Zac Orji, Onyeka Onwenu, OC Ukeje and Genevive Nnaji.

The movie which was written by Biyi Bandele last year gained international clout at the Toronto Film Festival in September and the BFI London Film Festival in October.