Monthly Archives: November 2015

Iyanya becomes Cross River state ambassador

Nov 27, 2015 We kick off with Triple MG’s frontline singer Iyanya who has been appointed as ambassador of Cross River state by the state’s governor Ben Ayade at the commissioning of 2015 Calabar Carnival on Sunday.

Present at the occasion was Triple MG boss and Iyanya’s manager Ubi Franklin and his wife Nollywood actress Lilian Esoro. Also present was Senator Florence Ita-Giwa.

Iyanya’s appointment as Cross River State ambassador and face of the state comes with an official car and a monthly salary.


Runtown drops debut album “Ghetto University”

Nov 27, 2015 And Eric Many Entertainment’s frontline act Runtown has finally dropped his much-anticipated debut album “Ghetto University”.

The 19-track album features leading African stars such as Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, MI, Phyno, Anatii and others.

Also featured on the album are ace music producers including Shizzi and Maleek Berry.

“Ghetto University” marketed by Uba Pacific, is available in Nigerian stores.


New video alert! Ycee ft Olamide – Jagaba (Remix)

Nov 27, 2015 And “Shakiti Bobo” singer Olamide teams up with Tinny Entertainment’s fast-rising rapper Ycee aka Omo Alhaji, in the video of Ycee’s hit single “Jagaba (Remix)”.

Making cameo appearance in the video is the latest chief in town 2Face Idibia.

The video was directed by Director Q while the track was produced by D’Willand.


Trending on Google: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Nov 27, 2015 Over now to this week’s Google Nigeria’s top trending entertainment news stories, starting with Nollywood megastar Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and the monochrome dress she rocked to the launch of “Scent of Africa” perfume in Accra Ghana.

Omotola bears major skin as she posed on the red carpet with fans at the event.


Trending on Google: Kiss Daniel

Nov 27, 2015 Next is “Woju” singer Kiss Daniel, who is trending on Google for his latest offering, titled “Good Time”.

Fresh from bagging the “Most Promising Act to Watch in Africa” award at the recently concluded AFRIMA Awards, Kiss Daniel teamed up with ace music producer DJ Coublon in the new track.


Trending on Google: Kylie and Tyga

Nov 27, 2015 And in the international scene, American rapper Tyga and his 18 year old reality TV star girlfriend Kylie Jenner are trending on Nigerian Google.

The couple caused a stir on the Internet with the rumour of making up, breaking up and making up again within 48 hours.


Bristish council holds stakeholders meeting in Nigeria

Nov 27, 2015 The British council Nigeria recently held a roundtable meeting with stakeholders in Education, Art and culture in Calabar.

The event, which was held at the Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel, was attended by representatives from the Central bank of Nigeria, school administrators, art and culture enthusiasts as well as tourism industry stakeholders.

The roundtable featured discussion on how to promote education, arts and culture in Cross River State, Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, Ophai Ochai, the council’s Director of Arts said:

“With this season we are try to really focus on the art and creative industry and see how we can really maximize the opportunity that the arts and creative industries … that means of course we need to work with yourselves in ways that will allow us to achieve our end objectives”

After the event, Michael Williams, Managing Director of the Cross River Tourism Bureau said:

“It was very interesting…the various appeals and request that people made. it is obvious that people want to grow…and that they’ll be enough collaboration to move people forward”

Commenting on the goal on the event, Adetimi Soyinka, British council Director of Education said:

“Basically we are looking to do more work with the people of Calabar…so think of it as scoping visit to find out what that people are already doing in Calabar”


Ambitious wind power plan promises bright future for Morocco

Nov 27, 2015 Morocco recently took more strides in its campaign to development of renewable energy in the country. The program is aimed to producing about 50 percent of the country’s energy needs from wind turbines by 2020.

According to the latest report released by the Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council, Morocco is becoming Africa’s top wind energy producer.

Commenting on the project, Abdelkarer Amara, Morrocco’s Minister for Energy, Mining, Water and Environment said:

“Today, renewable energies, mainly solar, wind and hydroelectric energies, are part of our energy portfolio because they allow to reduce the energy dependence of our country on the international level. When it comes to wind energy, our country is a leading one internationally because it has the best productivity. In some regions of Morocco, the cost could be lower than producing electricity from coal, which is unprecedented on the international level. We have a road map and by 2020, we will produce more than 200 GW from wind energy,”

After taking part in a meeting aimed at energy cooperation between Morocco and Russia, Ali Fassi Fihri, Chairman of ONEE, said he was excited about Morocco’s potential wind production.

“We have all the dynamic started by the 13/09 law (official statute) that allows investors to build their own wind farms and sell high voltage electricity to their clients. We are very proud of the results we obtained in the wind energy sector. It was announced in the past few days that Morocco is ahead of the game in the African region and our ambition is stronger because we are aiming to be among the biggest producers of wind energy in the world,”


US ambassador to the UN visits Sri Lanka

Nov 27, 2015 Sri Lanka’s former war zone of northern Jaffna peninsula recently played host to the United States’ permanent representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power.

During the visit, Power took part in the inauguration of a new wing of a college, which suffered significant damage during the conflict.

Speaking at the inauguration, Power said:

“President Obama and American people are committed to supporting you and your country in the long rebuilding process and in the difficult journey of reconciliation among all peoples. And we work to do that I know that there is no better way to help and support schools like Osmania,”

Power, who also met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesignhe in the capital Colombo, went to say:

“Education will enable girls and boys to enjoy greater opportunities and futures. In this way stronger schools will support transition from conflict to peace. This will also require ensuring that all of young Sri Lankans have access to education,”


President Cristina Fernandez casts vote in Argentina's run-off election

Nov 27, 2015 Argentine President Cristina Fernandez recently joined the rest of the country at the poll as the country voted in a new president.

The outgoing president, who succeeded her late husband Nestor Kirchner, is revered by the poor for her generous welfare programs. However she is heavily criticized by businesses for her strict controls on the economy.

While speaking to journalists after casting her vote, Fernandez said”

“We are (voting) in a country that is absolutely in peace, without religious or ethnic conflicts. The only conflicts are related to soccer, and well, also politics but those are good because they are a sign of debate. I think this is the only time that the people have voted like this, not only with the run-off, but also that they are voting in a country that is growing and developing so much. Right?,”

After the votes were collated, opposition candidate Mauricio Macri emerged winner of the presidential election.

Speaking after the victory, Macri, who had promising business-friendly reforms to spur investment in the country, said:

“I’m here because you have brought me to this place so I ask you, please don’t abandon me, that we stay together, that on December 10 we begin this marvellous period for Argentina. It’s here, it’s now. Let’s go Argentina, it’s here, it’s now. Let’s go Argentina!”

Elsewhere, Macri’s close rival Daniel Scioli conceded defeat saying he had called his Centre-right challenger.

“The people have chosen a new president, the engineer, Mauricio Macri, who I have just spoken to on the telephone. I wished him success for the good of our country,”