Monthly Archives: February 2015

BTS: ‘Poko Lee’ Shoots Video For Suga Rush

27th Feb 2015 Hi guys and welcome.
Since actor Tonto Dikeh turned to singing, we have held our breaths, not sure what exactly to expect. Well under her new appendage as DB Record’s first lady, the actor-singer is recording the video for her new track Suga Rush.

EL NOW news gathers the video is directed by Moe Musa under the keen supervision of the Koko Master himself, D’banj.
Let’s wait and see.

 

“I will settle down when it feels right” – John Dumelo

27th Feb 2015 Moving over to Ghana now where we are reminded of Sizwe Bansi’s play, I Will Marry When I Want.

It’s John Dumelo who is setting everyone straight on the pressures of getting married. Speaking to Tribune, the J. Melo clothing line CEO was quoted as saying,

‘I believe there is time for everything and I am very confident that time will come when it will come. So, I can only say that I will settle down when it feels right. ‘I am a man who likes to plan before venturing into anything, right now I am concentrating on my career, at the right time, I will settle down. I guess that’s what everybody wants to say or hear now.’

Tell ‘em Johnny.

 

Oreka Godis named as Africa fashion week ambassador.

27th Feb 2015 A big congratulations to Love Lounge presenter Oreka Godis who has been names the brand ambassador for the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, 2015.

The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is an annual fashion event that showcases and promotes the best of emerging Nigerian designers, within and outside the shores of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

Big ups Oreks!

 

New series alert! B4 30.

27th Feb 2015 And finally on the news today we profile star studded series B4 30 – an evocative storyline on the issues and challenges of the average single woman in her journey to being a wife.

The series features names such as Damilola Adegbite, Beverly Naya, Meg Otanwa, Anee Icha, O.C Ukeje, Gideon Okeke, Karibi Fubara, Patrick Diabuah, Patrick Doyle and ELTV’s Zainab Balogun.

Amazing.

 

Uganda to launch the heforshe movement to support gender empowerment

26th Feb 2015 In Kampala, Uganda, the government has become part of a new global movement named HeforShe, that encourages men and boys to support the cause of women’s empowerment and development. The Initiative is rapidly spreading around the world, with Uganda becoming another one of the countries picking up the mantle of gender balance and equality.

United Nations Women gender and humanitarian specialist, Claire Hawkins announced in Kampala that over one billion men and boys, including those in Uganda are to be mobilized in support of this brave initiative. She was addressing people who attended a joint strategy meeting of African and Japanese civil society for the preparation of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Uganda.

Hawkins is quoted as saying “A solidarity movement for gender equality initiated by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights will be launched in Uganda.” Hawkins also noted that “Gender inequality is not only a women’s issue. Equality will benefit both women and men socially, politically and economically,”.

HeforShe operates under the guiding principle that gender equality is no longer a women only battle. As the website says, it is bringing one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all. The laudable and interesting project will be launched officially during the International Women’s Day celebrations on March 8.

Seems like a cool move. I mean, rather than making up wrong assumptions about each other, or confusing the term, women empowerment, we could pause the battle of the sexes and support each other.

 

Girls expelled from school after bullying video goes viral

26th Feb 2015 You reap what you sow, is a popular saying, and this has proven the case of three young KwaZulu Natal girls who now face a setback in their education after a video of them bullying and assaulting a younger student in the school premises surfaced and went viral. The schoolgirls, students of Vukuzakhe High School in Durban were recorded slapping, shoving and kicking the younger girl.

An earlier report has it that, the girl was allegedly attacked for ignoring one of the bullies after they had called her. Two of the bullies are in Grade 11 and the bullied girl is in Grade 9.

News sources have it that the three girls were suspended following the incident. However, the governing body of the secondary school did not think a suspension was satisfactory discipline for the girls actions and subsequently sent them home, expelled. The KwaZulu Natal authorities have confirmed the expulsion and the local chapter of the ANC has condemned the incident, asserting that schools should be a place of learning.

 

Rapper Wale reconnects with Nigeria in ‘I Am From’ documentary.

26th Feb 2015 Hi there and welcome.

Let’s start with not so new but fascinating documentary from US rapper Wale who’s love for Nigeria was evident in his documentary on his home coming to the motherland.

Titled Mo Wa Lati – I Am From, the video shot by Revolt  TV shows the Wale and his journey back home – his experiences and lessons.

We hear from the grapevines that the grammy-nominated star has plans to relocate permanently to Nigeria. We’ll be waiting with arms wide open.

 

Ghana organises stakeholders meeting ahead of district polls

26th Feb 2015 The National Commission for Civic Education in Ghana recently organized a stakeholders’ meeting in Shama district, with the main aim of mobilizing the voting population to freely participate in the district level elections coming up on the 3rd of March.

During the meeting, Mr. Enoch Kojo Appiah, the Chief Executive of Shama district, appealed to the electorate to vote for Persons with Disability who are, or will be contesting any political office. Mr. Enoch Appiah noted that persons with disabilities can serve the country at different levels and sectors in the government. He also encouraged women to embrace politics because they are in a better position to solve the plight of women. Mr. Appiah also took the chance to appeal to the political candidates and their supporters, to avoid trading abusive languages with contemporaries in their campaigns.

The event saw institutions and bodies such as assembly members, persons with physical challenges, women groups, youth associations, the media and other stakeholders present.

 

New video alert! Lil Kesh – Gbese.

26th Feb 2015 Moving over now to fast rising star Lil Kesh who has dropped the visuals for Gbese.

The YBNL singer takes this one in Yoruba and pidgin as the video shot by Unlimited LA features a house party with girls a-plenty, booze and some youthful funs times.

Great song, not particularly a creative video, but we’re sure some people will love this.

 

Uganda goes visa free for Kenya and Rwanda

26th Feb 2015 And lastly, in a really cool move that should be implemented in more areas of Africa in the spirit of brother and sister hood, Kenyans and Rwandans who wish to visit Uganda will no longer pay work permit fees and or have to fulfill visa requirements to enter the country. This is on the heels of a new law which promotes free movement under the East African Community Common Market Protocol, signed by the presidents of Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi in 2009. Tanzania and Burundi are not part of this particular development as at this time, so be aware. The new agreement will allow more movement for people such as architects and engineers as well as professionals from other fields and artisans. The move also aims to boost the tourism of the areas.

Mr. Anthony Namara, the commissioner for Immigration control in the ministry of internal affairs of Uganda, has encouraged people from countries concerned to visit one another, saying that both countries’ nationals will only need to turn up with their Identity card to gain entry into the country.