Monthly Archives: August 2014

Segun Arinze welcomes new baby girl

27th Aug 2014 Hi there happy people!

Veteran Nollywood actor Segun Arinze and his wife Julie had a bouncing baby girl on Monday in Maryland, USA. Congratulations Segun and Julie!

The couple already has two boys together, making the new addition a perfect one.

But then the new addition is Segun’s second daughter. Segun had his first daughter Renny with his previous wife, Nollywood actress Anne Njemanze.

 

Banky W opens up on why EME let go of Skales

27th Aug 2014 In a chat with Pulse.ng Empire Mates Entertainment’s boss Banky W has opened up about the real reason the record label had to let go of fast-rising “Shake Body” singer Skales, whom EME had discovered and signed up in 2010.

Banky W had it that EME had to let Skales go because Skales did not truly rise up to the level expected of him, even though he had a few hit songs.

In the meantime, Skales was recently signed up by Baseline Music in a deal worth hundreds of millions of Naira, which include a new house and a new car for Skales, according to manager of Baseline Music Howie T.

Greener pasture it certainly is for Skales!

 

New video alert: Easyplus – “Area”

27th Aug 2014 On to new music and videos, Nigerian afro-pop artist EasyPlus formerly known as Minus 2, formerly known as Omo Eleniyan has released the video to his song “Area”.

“Area” is from EasyPlus’ forthcoming debut album “Easy Does It”.

The song talks about Lagos street life, which includes Bariga, where EasyPlus grew up.

The comical video which was directed by Unlimited LA was shot in the street of Lagos.

 

New video alert: Victoria Kimani Ft Ommy Dimpoz and Diamond – “Prokoto”

27th Aug 2014 And Chocolate City’s hot Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani has finally released the eagerly-awaited video for her hit song “Prokoto” featuring two top Tanzanian artists Ommy Dimpoz and Diamond.

The video, which was shot in Tanzanian and Kenya shows purely East African fashion and dance moves.

The word Prokoto is a Congolese slang for swagger.

The release of the song had inspired a Prokoto Dance Competition which sought the perfect dance moves for the song.

 

New music alert: Nameless – “Butterfly”

27th Aug 2014 Yet in the Eastern African front, veteran award-winning Kenyan artist Nameless has released a new song and video titled “Butterfly”.

The song, which Nameless sang in Luganda, was inspired when a Ugandan fan of Nameless challenged him to learn their language, Luganda.

The romantic song ‘Butterfly” is about a man who is forced to learn a woman’s language in order to woo her.

 

Libya Withdraws Offer to Host AFCON 2017; Kenya Puts in a Bid

27th Aug 2014 Some more football news with this report that Libya has withdrawn its offer to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

This decision was made following a meeting between CAF and Libyan football officials at the CAF headquarters in Cairo. CAF President Issa Hayatou, on making the announcement, mentioned the current unstable security situation in Libya as the reason for the withdrawal.

With this, of course bids have already opened for a replacement country to host the cup and not wasting any time, Kenya has put in a bid. Goal.com shares a statement from Kenya FA signed by President Sam Nyamweya stating, “Football Kenya Federation wishes to announce Kenya’s interest in putting in a bid to host 2017 Orange CAF Africa Cup of Nations, which opened following withdrawal of Libya as host nation. The statement adds  “We view this as another opportunity to bring Africa’s greatest soccer showpiece to our great nation and coming so soon after Caf handed us rights to host 2018 Orange Caf Africa Nations Championships.

Kenya has also indicated that they are quite willing to joint host the championships with neighbours Tanzania, who are apparently quite interested, as well as Uganda and Rwanda.

We’ll see how it goes though, bids will close on Tuesday the 30th September, 2014 and a final decision will be made in 2015.

 

Coach Stephen Keshi Comes to a Temporal Agreement with Nigeria.

27th Aug 2014 Hmmm…guys, the drama surrounding Nigeria and  its coaching team is still on, but at least we have somewhat of a reprieve, with the information that Coach Stephen Keshi and Minister of Sports Tammy Danagogo have come to a temporary agreement that will see oach Keshi take the Nigerian Senior team through their 2 African Nations Cups Qualifiers.

Coach Keshi’s aide Emmanuel Ado informs us that this was a patriotic decision. In his words “I want to announce that we have reached an agreement between Keshi and the minister of sports. The agreement is all about Nigeria. And as a patriotic Nigerian, Keshi has no choice than to answer to the appeal of Mr. President. And just in case you’re thinking that’s the end of it Mr Ado adds a reminder “Talks will resume after the two matches, but my client and brother has agreed to take charge of the games, so as to avert any form of disaster.”

Very noble abi. Nigeria will host Congo on the 6th of September in Calabar and then face South Africa four days later in Cape Town.

 

Rice Production in Nigeria Records a Huge Positive Increase.

27th Aug 2014 Guys, remember when we shared with you that the Dangote Group is investing $1 billion in rice production in Nigeria? They seem to be on to something. An article in BusinessDay informs us that annual domestic processed rice production in Nigeria has jumped from 2.9 metric tonnes, valued at N580 billion naira, to over four million metric tonnes valued at N800 billion, all this, in the last two years.

Many large corporations are making investments in local rice production, and as it stands 80 percent of the five million metric tonnes of processed rice consumed yearly in the country is produced in the country!

According to Minister of agriculture and rural development Akinwunmi Adesina, “Nigerians eat our high quality local rice but do not know. We have totally changed the quality. Our expanded local rice production has added N750 billion to the economy, with over N407 billion as net incomes to farmers and rice processors, and boosted rural economy by 360,000 jobs”.

Interesting! The Minister adds that within three years, national paddy rice production rose by an extra 7 million metric tonnes, and the number of integrated modern rice mills in the country rose from just one in 2011 to 18 by 2014, all processing the local paddy into high quality finished rice.

We’re told that part of the reason for this impressive jump, is that more and more people are turning to locally produced rice because it seems to be much safer! Apparently, imported rice spends a lot of time, sometimes up 10 years in storage before being brought into the country.

EL Reports is all for local production and food sustainability, so we say, grow that rice, we’ll eat it!

 

New video alert: Nonny D Ft Solid Star – “Sade (Remix)”

26th Aug 2014 And fast rising afro-pop artist Nonny D has a video for the remix of his song “Sade” featuring ace afro-pop sensation Solid Star.

The original song was released last year which was followed by the remix with Solid Star.

This new video of the remix was directed by ace video director Aje Film.

 

Jovago Puts Out Handy Preventive Measures for Travellers Against Ebola Virus.

26th Aug 2014 We all love our travel, but I bet that the recent Ebola Virus Outbreak has got many of us worried. Not to worry, hotel booking site Jovago has got some handy tips for us, to make sure we stay safe on the go.

They say “Planning a holiday vacation can be really exciting, after making your hotel reservations you begin to think of all the places you want to visit and which attractions you would like to see. Sadly, the recent Ebola outbreak has become a worldwide concern. While some may believe the best response is to declare a state of emergency, – some countries have already been put on a travel ban list – it’s virtually impossible to completely halt movement. Sometimes you’ve just got to go, and we get that. Which is why it’s important to know how to protect yourself from the virus while moving around. Hmmm, so Jovago, what do we do?

Simple measures can make the biggest difference

•          Always wash your hands with soap and only eat food cooked properly

•          Sanitize your environment and carry a hand sanitizer with you as well; the virus cannot survive disinfectants, direct sunlight, and heat

•          Although this is nearly impossible, do your best to avoid bodily contact with people on a trip, remember: Sweat is a bodily fluid

•          Watch what you eat on trips, avoid roadside snacks such as kebabs and pastries as much as you can; Make sure what you eat is prepared under sanitary conditions

•          Visit a health facility if you have a fever, headache, pain, diarrhoea, red eyes rash and vomiting

•          Educate yourself and everyone around you about the virus – You can never know too much and every little bit you do know could be helpful to someone else

•          If you notice symptoms in yourself or someone else, don’t panic and don’t delay; Report to the nearest healthcare facility immediately

•          Do not play with monkeys or baboons

•          Avoid fruit such as plums which bats tend to like to eat

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