Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wande Coal To Launch His Own Record Label, Got Don Jazzy's Support

Wande Coal will in a couple of months unveil his own record label called BLACK DIAMOND

The label is already registered and has 2 artistes on it with their singles to be released in 2013. The record label, which is being managed by Wande’s manager Abbey Nana, has been Wande’s  dream since his days at Mo’Hits before moving on with Don Jazzy as an established artiste under Mavin Records.

Sources close to Wande disclosed to Music Gist that he was inspired to float his own label about 2 years ago when he started having problems with D’banj over the release of his 2nd album. He made efforts to leave Mo’Hits Records but was held back by Don Jazzy who promised to straighten his career for him no matter what.

That Wande is floating his own label might give people reasons to speculate a fight between Don Jazzy and Wande since he is signed onto his label Mavin but we can authoritatively tell you that they are on good terms and have an understanding about Wande’s move. 

Don Jazzy ,we learnt ,has given Wande the grace and support to float his label and also promised to support him.

 City People Magazine

Photos from Tolu Odukoya and Olumide Ijogun’s White Wedding

           Photos from Tolu Odukoya and Olumide Ijoguns white wedding
The white wedding of  Tolu Odukoya and Olumide Ijogun held yesterday November 3rd 2012 at Tolu’s father’s Fountain of Life Church. Big Congrats to them. 
See more photos below:

                             Photos from Tolu Odukoya and Olumide Ijoguns white wedding

Boko Haram Denies Killing General Shuwa

Late General Mamman Shuwa
 Boko Haram  has denied that it operatives had a hand in the assassination of General Mamman Shuwa. 

The civil war veteran and former member of the supreme Military Council was killed last week at his Maiduguri residence.
The latest news on General Shuwa’s death shocked many people. Speaking through Abu Mohammed Abdul-Aziz, Boko Haram said that they had no axe to grind with the retired general.The group also warned people from further spreading the rumour that they killed him.
Then who killed General Mamman Shuwa? 

Meet The Next Movie Star 2012 Housemates

         Meet The Next Movie Star 2012 Housemates

Sixteen  housemates will be contesting in the 8th edition of the reality TV show, The Next Movie Star
The show has been discovering and grooming acting talent for the African film industry since 2005. It brought notable stars such as Tonto Dikeh, Uti Nwachukwu and Lydia Forson to limelight.

The show will begin airing on November 3, 2012. It will be on the NTA Network, as well as on several other TV stations in Nigeria. Following are pictures and profiles of the 16 housemates, who will be participating in the show this year.

Check out the 16 contestants for this year..

Contestant #1 – Perpetua Andy
Perpetua Andy
Sex: Female
Date of Birth: November 19, 1991
State of Origin: 

Gabby Douglas Named as One of Essence Magazine Woman of the Year 2012

                                   Gabby Douglas Named as one of Essence Magazine Woman of the Year
Months after winning Olympic Gold, Gabby Douglas is still making waves. She was recently named one of the Essence Magazine Woman of the Year 2012.

Gabrielle Douglas remains America’s Sweetheart as she’s still covering magazines.  So it’s no surprise she’s been named as one of ESSENCE’s 2012 Women of The Year.
In the issue, Gabby reveals:
“In my dreams I didn’t think about how many shows I would be on and how many people would tweet me…it’s so cool!”

Stella Damascus Sent A Heart Warming Message On Supporting Flood Victims

Popular Nollywood Actress, Stella Damascus, has sent out an emotional and heart-felt message on supporting the flood victims. Read The message below:

I got a message from someone I work with who wanted me to go on television for an interview. When I asked what the interview was about, he said it was about my involvement with the Delta State Relief Campaign for the flood victims.

I turned the invitation down because I knew there was no way I would do it, hoping he will not get offended by my action. He asked why I did not want to do it as he had seen so many others doing things for the world to see their good works.

I commended all the people who were doing wonderful things for my people but immediately made him understand that all I have been doing, have been from my heart.

Houseboy Rapes His Madam's 6yrs Old Daughter

The family of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dopemu residents of Surulere, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, must be regretting their decision to employ a 20-year old boy, Obong Thompson as their houseboy.

Their reason is that Thompson defiled the six-year old daughter of the madam who employed him  as a houseboy. It was revealed that he waited for her parents to go to work before rough-handling the little girl.

He grabbed her, pulled off her clothes and had carnal knowledge of her right in her parents house.

Milt Campbell, First Black Olympic Decathlon Winner, Dies at Age 78

FILE - In this April 1983 file photograph, Milt Campbell, winner of the 1956 Olympic decathlon gold medal is seen.  Campbell, who became the first black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, died Friday Nov. 2, 2012 after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.  (AP Photo, File)
Late Milt Campbell                                     
Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said. He was 78.
Linda Rusch, Campbell's partner of 13 years, said Campbell died Friday at his home in Gainesville, about 55 miles northwest of Atlanta. She said he had been fighting prostate cancer for a decade.

VIDEO:Nuhu Ribadu and Steve Orosanye Fights Each Other At The Presidential Villa Over Disagreement reported yesterday about the fight between Nuhu Ribadu, Chairman of Petroleum Revenue Special task force, and his deputy, Mr Steve Orosanye over some disagreement in the reports they presented to President Jonathan at Presidential Villa. If You Missed it, then  CLICK  HERE.

The video of the fight is what you see above. Click the Video above to watch it.
Video by Channels TV.

Tanker, Filled With Petroleum Products, Explodes In Kano


A tanker filled with petroleum products exploded on top of a major bridge in Kano at the weekend, setting ablaze a number of motorcycles near the scene of the incident. 
Several persons within the vicinity of the accident escaped death by the whiskers, as they barely jumped to safer locations before the tanker, which had lost control on the bridge, burst into a fiery flame.

PHOTOS: Christian Worshipers Return To Bombed Kaduna Church For Sunday Service

These are the pictures of worshippers attending church service at Saint Rita's Catholic Church in Kaduna town. Remember was last week bombed by suicide bomber where atleast 8 people were killed and 120 members injured. 

 In a church service led by the injured parish, Reverend Fr Mike Boni Bazza,  the worshippers said no amount of bombings will make them abandon their church and religion.

That is the spirit!! No amount of Boko Haram's attack will prevent us from going to church to serve our God.

Reverend Fr Mike Boni Bazza

See More Pictures after the cut...

Joseph Benjamin Wins African Actor Of The Year At 17th Afro-Hollywood Awards

Nigeria's actor, Joseph Benjamin has won the highly coveted prize of African Actor of the Year at the 17th African Film Awards (aka Afro-Hollywood Awards) held last night, Saturday, November 3, at Stratford Town Hall, London.

Joseph Benjamin defeated fierce rivals like  Van Vicker (Ghana) and Jafta Mamabolo (South Africa) to emerge victorious on the night.
The event which was colourful had in attendance British stars of African descent, producers and investors.
Congrats Joseph Benjamin. Naija is very proud of you.

Suspected Boko Haram Member Bombed Police Station In Yobe

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members around 4:30 am Sunday morning attacked with explosives a police station, a primary school and two cellphone towers in Fika, Yobe state, setting all the targets ablaze, the military and residents said.
Two policemen were believed to have died during the bombing of the police station.
According to Lazarus Eli, military spokesman in Yobe State, “We heard that there were some attacks in Fika by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. They attacked two telecommunication masts, a police station and a primary school.”
A resident said he had seen the bodies of two policemen being brought out of the razed police station, but Eli said he could not immediately confirm whether there were casualties.

"I'm Not Going To Play For Nigeria Anymore" - Osaze Odemwingie


Nigeria's Super Eagles player and West Bromvich Forward of EPL, Osaze Odemwingie, has finally decided not to play football for Nigeria again.

This was confirmed by Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi:

“I spoke to Osaze before the Liberia game and he told me that he had decided not to play for Nigeria anymore,” Keshi told

“Osaze told me that he has no problems with me as a person and that he took his decision even before I assumed position as national team coach.
“He said he was unhappy at how he was treated in the past in the national team. He explained that prior to Nigeria’s participation at the 2010 Fifa World Cup, he played in all the qualifying games but was dropped at the finals.

MOBO Awards 2012:See Full List of Winners, As D'banj Wins An Award

Emeli Sande'
The Music of Black Origin(MOBO) Awards 2012 was recently held at UK. Our own Nigeria's Dbanj made us proud. He won the "Best African Act". But Dbanj was not the one who won the show. Scottish Music  Legend, Emeli Sandé, stole the show. She won 3 awards. 
Scottish recording artist and songwriter Emeli Sandé turned out the biggest winner at the 2012 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards which took place on Saturday, November 3, at the at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Sandé walked away with three awards – ‘Best R&B/Soul’, ‘Best Female Act’ and ‘Best Album’ for her 2012 debut release ‘Our Version of Events’.
British rapper Plan B followed closely with two awards for ‘Best Male Act’ and ‘Best Hip Hop/Grime’ category.
Nigerian pop singer D’banj won the ‘Best African Act’, taking the reins from Wizkid who picked up the award last year. ROC Nation act Rita Ora was adjudged the ‘Best Newcomer’.
US R&B-HipHop girl band TLC were awarded Outstanding Contribution to Music, with singer, actress and TV show host Dionne Warwick receiving the MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award.
Trey Songz, Conor Maynard, Emeli Sandé, Misha B, JLS, Stooshe, Labrinth and Wiley all blew the crowd away with electric performances.
Check out the full list of winner below…

Meet Akwa Ibom First Female Deputy Governor, Mrs Valerie Ebe

                               Valerie Ebe
The Akwa Ibom Chief Judge, Justice Idongesit Ntem-Isua, in Uyo, on Saturday swore in, Mrs.Valerie Ebe, as the first female Deputy Governor of the state.

Mrs Ebe took over from the former Deputy Governor, Mr. Nsima Ekere, who resigned his appointment on October 31.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Ebe’s nomination was confirmed by the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly on November 2, based on the letter sent to the house by Governor Godswill Akpabio.

Okada Ban: Learn From Jonathan, Listen To Your People

        Rampaging okada riders
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has urged the governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola, to stop the clampdown on commercial motorcyclists, known as Okada.

The Publicity Secretary of the party in Lagos, Mr. Taofeek Gani, said it was a mark of good leadership to reverse policies that adversely affected the lives of the people, just like President Goodluck Jonathan did with the removal of fuel subsidy and the proposed introduction of N5000 bill.
Gani accused the Action Congress of Nigeria-led administration of passing the traffic law to open up more avenues for the generation of revenue for the party to the detriment of Lagos residents.

Two Drug Traffickers, Ibeh and Onwurah, Arrested In Abuja


Two suspects, Emeka Ibeh and Chinedu Onwurah, were recently apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with 6.435kg of narcotics. Both suspects were arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA).
NDLEA Abuja Airport Commander, Hamisu Lawan, confirming the arrests, said 32-year-old Ibeh was caught with 5.200kg of substances found to be methamphetamine hidden inside his luggage, while Onwurah, also of the same age, had ingested 1.235kg of substances that tested positive to cocaine.
The suspects, regretting their actions, told CRIME DIGEST how the search for greener pastures led them into drug trafficking. Ibeh reportedly left Nigeria in 2005 after his secondary education to Guinea Bissau and returned to Nigeria last January after a fruitless search for fortune.

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, Narrowly Escaped Hoodlums

Former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State on Saturday escaped an attack by hoodlums who trailed his vehicle to Ilupeju-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of the state.

The driver of the former governor, Mr. Nathaniel Saliu, told journalists on the telephone on Saturday, that he was not that lucky as the hoodlums who trailed his vehicle from Ilupeju to Ire-Ekiti caught up with him and beat him mercilessly.
Saliu said the hoodlums who were in a Hilux van dragged him out of the car and asked him where Fayose was.

FG-Boko Haram Peace Talks Threatened By Late Yar'Adua's Experience

Indications emerged at the weekend that the Federal Government  is not enthused and may, therefore, not accept the peace proposal presented by the dreaded Ahlan Sunnah Lid Da’waati wal Jihad Yaanaa (brothers), popularly known as the Boko Haram sect, Sunday Vanguard can reveal.
The single most important pointer to this can be traced to the experience of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President Goodluck Jonathan’s late boss, who had attempted to strike a deal with the then fledgling sect by releasing some of its members.
Upon the release, the sect members regrouped and re-launched its offensive while mobilizing and swelling its ranks.
A dependable intelligence source said, at the weekend, that “that experience is still very fresh in the consciousness of those who were privy to that

Goldie and Prezzo Attended Tolu Odukoya’s Wedding Together

Prezzo and Goldie at Tolu Odukoya's Wedding
Tolu Odukoya, the daughter of late Bimbo Odukoya,  just got married. We have shared this with you. But if you have missed it, read it HERE. It was a colourful wedding.

But One thing captures our attention . Big Brother Africa's Love Birds, Prezzo and Goldie, were together present at the wedding(Picture Above). 
E be like say Prezzo and Goldie still get much love for each other.


Tonto Dikeh’s Confession – "Don Jazzy Disvirgined Me".


Nollywood actressTonto Dikeh is back in the news again. Tonto Dikeh shocked many fans and followers on twitter when she tweeted that she was disvirgined by Mavin boss, Don Jazzy.

I got disvirgined by @DONJAZZY” i think this a lil bit Too Much info.
Don jazzy responded to her comment by making a joke of it, ‘lol me dat im still a V,’ (‘V’ meaning Virgin).
Read Their tweeter posts below
My sources gathered that Tonto and Don Jazzy once dated in the past. Ok Now! We dey wait.

BREAKING NEWS: D’banj Wins ‘Best African Act’ At 2012 MOBO Awards


D’banj has been named ‘Best African Act’ at the 2012 edition of the MOBO Awards.
The hit maker clinched the MOBO Award tonight, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK, where the awards is being held.
D’banj beat fellow Nigerian pop acts Psquare as well as his other African counterparts Fatoumata Diawara, The Very Best, Spoek Mathambo, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla and Amadou and Mariam to walk away with the coveted prize.
Last year, D’banj was also nominated but was beaten by Nigeria pop singer Wizkid.   This will be his first ever MOBO award which sees him join the list of past Nigerian winners 2face Idibia (2007), 9ice (2008), and Nneka (2009).

MTV Europe Music Awards: D'banj Fail To Make Final List

Pop star D’banj has lost out of the forthcoming 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards as he did not make the final list for Worldwide Act in the Africa-India-Middle East region.

The hit maker had initially edged out stiff opposition from the likes Wizkid, Camp Mulla and Sarkodie as he received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa.
He has however lost to Morocan singer Ahmed Soultan who will represent the Africa/India/Middle East region

Wizkid Acquires BMW X6


Nigerian Pop star Wizkid has just acquired a black 2009 V8 engine mid-size luxury crossover BMW X6, worth at about N20million(Cheii, see toooo much money).
Wizkid has great taste for fancy cars; in September 2011, he acquired a N6m VW convertible. Back in  July 2012, he was presented with a 2012 model Hyundai Sonata, a prize he received after winning the ‘Next Rated’ category at The Headies in October 2011.
‘My new baby!!!’, Wizzy jofully announced as he posted the photo of his new toy on Instagram.