Saturday, 31 January 2015

Pictures From Adaeze Yobo Baby Shower's Dinner

Adaeze who had her baby shower last night revealed the gender of her expectant baby as a boy. She already have a baby boy joey as her first child. Wish her safe delivery. More pictures after the cut..
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Olamide Welcomes Baby Boy (pic)

Congrats to king badoo
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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

Fire Guts Multi Storey Plaza In Balogun Market (pics)

A multi storey Euro Asia building in Balogun market on Lagos island is been gutted by fire and property worth millions has been lost.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) ,the fire started at about 4.36am from an unknown source and has been raging despite efforts by the Fire service to put it under control.

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Founder C&S Movement Pass On

Apostle Faleke the founder of C&S movement of Nigeria has passed on. He was said to have died at age 78 of an undisclosed aliment in Lasgos state teaching hospital. May God grant him eternal rest. May God console his family.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Read Mercy Johnson's New Year Message To Fans

I  would be taking up more challenging roles this year 2015 said Mercy Johnson to her fans, while revealing her new year resolution as the year newly begin. Read her message below..

“One of the best feelings one can have is the feeling that some people who have never met you in person have your back. I have experienced love from unimaginable people; Ghana, Liberia, Paris, UK, USA, Seychelles and all over the world” she began, in her New Year message to her fans.
Continuing in the same vein, she thanked her fans for being there for her and husband, who, according to her, was very supportive of her career
“I want to also say a very big thank you to my husband for giving me room to fly. Some men out there would probably have clipped my wings but Odi is not some kind of man. I want to say thank you for being so supportive and understanding” she said.
“I plan and hope that 2015 will be different from previous years. The jobs I will do will be slightly different from that of the past. I will take up more challenges. I will also have to balance things out because I still have to play the role of a wife and mother, but all in all, there should be a new Mercy Johnson of sort” she added.

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Checkout Wizkid's Birthday gift To His Girlfriend Tania(pic)

Wizkid showered his girlfriend Tania with gift as she celebrats her birthday today . Happy birthday to her.

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D'banj- Who Said Am Not Married

As Bangalee celebrate his 34th birthday recently , he had an interview with BENJAMIN NJOKU of Vanguard news where he talked about marriage and his relationship with Don jazzy. Read the exclusive interview below.

You are celebrating your 34th birthday anniversary
as well as your 10 years on stage, this year. How
has the journey been so far?
It has not been an easy one. Though, it’s been
interesting, full of ups and downs; sobbing and
smiling. But importantly, it’s been rewarding. God
has been so good to me. What I have achieved in
my 34 years of life, as well as my 10 years as a
performer, it’s only the Almighty Lord that could
have done it for me. I am so honoured and
privileged.
When you look back from where you started 10
years ago, what were the mistakes you made you
wished you didn’t make?
I don’t really like to recount my mistakes. This is
because I believe that for every individual, there is
always a learning process. A good friend of mine
used to call it ‘school fees.’ So, when you go
through a bad experience, just have it that you have
paid an expensive school fee.
What you should have asked me is that how many
schools fees have I paid in the past 10 years? I
would tell you that as every other human being, I
am not perfect. I have made my own normal
mistakes. But in my own opinion, there has not
been any mistake I made that has been detrimental
to my career. God has always saved me. Thank
Almighty God for mercies.
Could you recall some of those mistakes?
One major mistake I made was not doing something
differently in the past, considering all that happened
between me and my ex-business partner, Don
Jazzy. This is because we never really had issues.
I believe, people that fueled the problem. May be, I
should have fought more for what I brought up.
I personally found and signed everybody that
belonged to the one time popular record label, ‘Mo
Hits Records’ consisting of major artistes such as
Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, Prince, K-Switch and co-
partnered with Don Jazzy. I recall one time when he
told me that he wanted us to go our separate ways.
I also remember asking him to give me about six
months to fashion out modalities for the separation.
May be, I should have requested for one year. But
like I sang in one of my songs “Top of the World”, I
have no regrets parting ways with him. However, I
should have tried harder, which I did. But in all
honesty, I’m grateful to Almighty God.
But would you say, you are missing Don Jazzy in all
ramifications?
Not more than the ordinary. You know, when you
say you are missing somebody, it means you need
the person in your life. No, I don’t miss him. But I
saw him at the MTV music awards, in South Africa.
We ran into each other every now and then. People
are alleging that we have come together again.
Who told them that we are quarreling? It’s just that
we are running our own different businesses now.
He has his own record label called Mavin Records,
while I have my own label, DBM Records. Nobody is
saying, we cannot do music together, or perform on
the same stage again. In fact, while I am
celebrating my 10 years on stage, it also means
that Don Jazzy is celebrating 10 years of his
musical career.
Does the break up affect your relationship with him?
Of course, it affected our relationship for a long
time. It’s close to two years since we broke up. But
we have been seeing each other. Probably, we will
get into the studio soon to do songs together.
How do you react to the aged-long rumour that you
are dating top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji?
There have been so many rumours about so many
things. I don’t like to talk about my personal
relationship again because people always
misunderstand me. But rumours must always be
rumours.
But it’s always good to put the record straight?
Honestly, I’m not dating Genevieve. Let me clear
the air now.
You had a huge crush on her?
I never did.
At 34 years, is D’banj not thinking of settling down?
Of course, I am thinking of settling down. Who said,
I am not married? My private life must remain
private, especially to the press.
Meaning that D’banj is secretly married?
It could be so.
Who is the woman in your life?
I wouldn’t disclose her identity so that they don’t
plan to kidnap her.
Could you share your memorable moments on
stage in the past 10 years?
I have so many memorable moments.Just
yesterday (Sunday), I was on stage with Trey
Songz, at the just concluded MAMA awards, in
Durban. We performed his monster track, Bottoms
Up. I have been on the same stage with Kanye
West, Kenny Rogers. I was on stage at the World
Music Award, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
I performed at the Mandela Charity Event in South
Africa. I performed my hit track “Top Of The World”
that became the theme song for the Africa Cup of
Nation, which Nigeria eventually won. Every time for
me is memorable.
I have adorned a lot of international stages. But I
would say, that each time I’m on stage, something
new happens to me, always. I am looking forward to
the Grammys.
What do you think could be done differently in the
Nigerian music industry?
I think we need to get to that level where the
musician will be a heavy investor. There is so much
money in the industry at the moment. But we are
not well structured to diversify. So, we need to put
structures in place. We have made so much money.
Now, think of when we put structures in place.
We used to say that we live by example. With the
kind of partnership I am doing with the Heritage
Bank today, I think it’s not just for Agriculture alone.
It would involve so many other things. One will see
how you can become a musician and at the same
time invest wisely in other sectors of the economy.
Could you recall one of your greatest
embarrassments while on stage?
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Speaks on affinity with Genevieve Nnaji
D’banj, one of Nigeria’s hottest musical stars turned
34, on Monday, June 9. And as expected, activities
were rolled out to mark his birthday anniversary, at
Four Point Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, courtesy of Heritage
Bank. The Koko Master seized the opportunity
offered by the gathering to unveil yet another
significant aspect of his career, a strong
entrepreneurial initiative focusing on Agriculture and
Agro-economic enterprise called Koko Agropreneu
as he donated N50 million to empower the Nigerian
youths.
In this exclusive interview with Showtime Celebrity,
D’banj shares what he feels was the mistake he
made while the partnership with Don Jazzy lasted
as his former business partner. He also talks about
his relationship with top Nollywood actress,
Genevieve Nnaji among other issues.
By BY BENJAMIN NJOKU
You are celebrating your 34th birthday anniversary
as well as your 10 years on stage, this year. How
has the journey been so far?
It has not been an easy one. Though, it’s been
interesting, full of ups and downs; sobbing and
smiling. But importantly, it’s been rewarding. God
has been so good to me. What I have achieved in
my 34 years of life, as well as my 10 years as a
performer, it’s only the Almighty Lord that could
have done it for me. I am so honoured and
privileged.
When you look back from where you started 10
years ago, what were the mistakes you made you
wished you didn’t make?
I don’t really like to recount my mistakes. This is
because I believe that for every individual, there is
always a learning process. A good friend of mine
used to call it ‘school fees.’ So, when you go
through a bad experience, just have it that you have
paid an expensive school fee.
What you should have asked me is that how many
schools fees have I paid in the past 10 years? I
would tell you that as every other human being, I
am not perfect. I have made my own normal
mistakes. But in my own opinion, there has not
been any mistake I made that has been detrimental
to my career. God has always saved me. Thank
Almighty God for mercies.
Could you recall some of those mistakes?
One major mistake I made was not doing something
differently in the past, considering all that happened
between me and my ex-business partner, Don
Jazzy. This is because we never really had issues.
I believe, people that fueled the problem. May be, I
should have fought more for what I brought up.
I personally found and signed everybody that
belonged to the one time popular record label, ‘Mo
Hits Records’ consisting of major artistes such as
Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, Prince, K-Switch and co-
partnered with Don Jazzy. I recall one time when he
told me that he wanted us to go our separate ways.
I also remember asking him to give me about six
months to fashion out modalities for the separation.
May be, I should have requested for one year. But
like I sang in one of my songs “Top of the World”, I
have no regrets parting ways with him. However, I
should have tried harder, which I did. But in all
honesty, I’m grateful to Almighty God.
But would you say, you are missing Don Jazzy in all
ramifications?
Not more than the ordinary. You know, when you
say you are missing somebody, it means you need
the person in your life. No, I don’t miss him. But I
saw him at the MTV music awards, in South Africa.
We ran into each other every now and then. People
are alleging that we have come together again.
Who told them that we are quarreling? It’s just that
we are running our own different businesses now.
He has his own record label called Mavin Records,
while I have my own label, DBM Records. Nobody is
saying, we cannot do music together, or perform on
the same stage again. In fact, while I am
celebrating my 10 years on stage, it also means
that Don Jazzy is celebrating 10 years of his
musical career.
Does the break up affect your relationship with him?
Of course, it affected our relationship for a long
time. It’s close to two years since we broke up. But
we have been seeing each other. Probably, we will
get into the studio soon to do songs together.
How do you react to the aged-long rumour that you
are dating top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji?
There have been so many rumours about so many
things. I don’t like to talk about my personal
relationship again because people always
misunderstand me. But rumours must always be
rumours.
But it’s always good to put the record straight?
Honestly, I’m not dating Genevieve. Let me clear
the air now.
You had a huge crush on her?
I never did.
At 34 years, is D’banj not thinking of settling down?
Of course, I am thinking of settling down. Who said,
I am not married? My private life must remain
private, especially to the press.
Meaning that D’banj is secretly married?
It could be so.
Who is the woman in your life?
I wouldn’t disclose her identity so that they don’t
plan to kidnap her.
Could you share your memorable moments on
stage in the past 10 years?
I have so many memorable moments.Just
yesterday (Sunday), I was on stage with Trey
Songz, at the just concluded MAMA awards, in
Durban. We performed his monster track, Bottoms
Up. I have been on the same stage with Kanye
West, Kenny Rogers. I was on stage at the World
Music Award, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
I performed at the Mandela Charity Event in South
Africa. I performed my hit track “Top Of The World”
that became the theme song for the Africa Cup of
Nation, which Nigeria eventually won. Every time for
me is memorable.
I have adorned a lot of international stages. But I
would say, that each time I’m on stage, something
new happens to me, always. I am looking forward to
the Grammys.
What do you think could be done differently in the
Nigerian music industry?
I think we need to get to that level where the
musician will be a heavy investor. There is so much
money in the industry at the moment. But we are
not well structured to diversify. So, we need to put
structures in place. We have made so much money.
Now, think of when we put structures in place.
We used to say that we live by example. With the
kind of partnership I am doing with the Heritage
Bank today, I think it’s not just for Agriculture alone.
It would involve so many other things. One will see
how you can become a musician and at the same
time invest wisely in other sectors of the economy.
Could you recall one of your greatest
embarrassments while on stage?
I
don’t really see anything as an embarrassment
because I am an entertainer. But there was this
show, Koko concert which I organized long time
ago. I was performing on stage, and suddenly, my
trouser got torn. As it happened, I bent down to
conceal it but I was pretending to be dancing. Don
Jazzy, noticing it, came to block me while I
disappeared from stage. However, it wasn’t
embarrassing for me because the audience did not
notice it.
What’s your new “Koko” Agropreneur initiative all
about?
I am 34 years, this year. And this year also happens
to be my 10 years as entertainers. My first single
was released in October, 2004. This year, marks
my 10th year as an entertainer.
When I look back, I feel humbled by what God has
done in my life in such a short time. That’s why I
have decided to give back to society. This is not the
first time; anybody would embark on a charity
project. Last year, I decided that I was going to do
something differently.
Me and the Head, of my Business Development, Mr.
Tony travelled to South Africa where an organisation
approached us to work with us. Initially, I was not
interested in the project, but after listening to their
presentations, and how the organisation has been
working to eradicate poverty in Africa, I immediately
developed interested in the project.
When they told me the role they wanted me to play;
that’s to champion the cause of the campaign in
2014, following the African Union’s declaration of
2014, as the year of Agriculture.
This is because the mass of land that we have
acquired as Africans and, going by the world’s
projection, we would depend on Agriculture to feed
about 70 per cent of the population. They also told
me that in 2013, at the African Union summit, all the
African leaders signed an agreement, which stated
that each country would commit at least 10 percent
of its annual budget on Agriculture. And today, you
can see that there is a concerted effort to
encourage Nigerians to go back to the land.
Today, everyone wants to become a musician
because of the success that has been recorded in
the industry. And that’s why the African Union
decided to embark on this project.
Even though, I wasn’t interested initially, my
Business Development manager prevailed on me to
consider the importance of being part of the project
to unlock the wealth that is hidden in our natural
resources. So, we kicked off the project, and they
took me to Ghana’s Coco plantation which is about
three and half hours from the main town.
Later, I was introduced to the small scale farmers
who I would say are responsible for producing
about 60 percent of our food. In January, I was at
the African Union summit, where I signed as the
first African youth, the exercise that would
concentrate on Agriculture, because if we don’t feed
ourselves in the next five years, we end up
depending on foreign assistance.
But if we all go back to the land, we will be able to
feed the rest of the world. That’s how the project
started and that’s why I am partnering Heritage
Bank to make the dream come true. Ten years ago,
the music industry like Agriculture was nothing to
write home about.
When I told my parents in 2002, that I wanted to
become a musician, they objected to it. I relayed my
experience in my first album; how my International
Passport was seized by my parents. But 10 years
down the line, I am still standing tall in my chosen
profession. Then, they said music was a hobby, but
today, music has become a serious business. We
can use the same passion to go into agriculture
because, while growing up, agriculture to me was
perceived as a demeaning job. But the richest man
in Africa today is a farmer.
Dangote is into agriculture. So, I decided to practice
what I preach. I have been doing some researches
with my team on the social media, and we
discovered that there are so many youths across
Africa, especially in Nigeria that want to venture into
agriculture. I met with the Minister of Agriculture,
Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina, who told me that he likes
what I am doing, insisting that he wants me to do a
song that would promote the project.
According to the Minister, the budget for agriculture
has been increased by 1.2 percent. He also
disclosed that the federal government has set up a
programme that the youths can benefit from. I was
privileged to listen to the Minister as he asked me
whether I would like to be the ambassador of the
Nagropreneur initiative called Nigeria Agricultural
Entrepreneur. The project is geared towards
empowering about 750,000 youths in Nigeria that
are interested in going into agriculture. I want to
kick off the project by showing example. I believe
that by flagging off the project, I’m not only giving
back to the society, but I’m also empowering the
youths.
This is my own little contribution to the development
of the nation. As a result, I said on my birthday, I will
give out N50 million to boost the agricultural sector
of our economy. The essence of this, is to
encourage the youths to embrace agriculture. My
new initiative is aimed, on the one hand, at providing
practical leadership and encouragement to the
massive youth population to embrace the
agriculture revolution being championed by the
Minister of Agriculture, as part of the national socio-
economic transformation agenda.

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