Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mel Gibson reaches divorce deal with longtime wife

Actor Mel Gibson and his longtime wife have reached a deal in their two-year-old divorce case, attorneys told a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday.

Christy Essien-Igbokwe, Nigeria's lady of songs dies

It’s a very sad day for the music industry in Nigeria…

News reaching us is that the Lady of Songs and former President of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Chief (Mrs.) Christy Essien-Igbokwe has passed away.

The musician/actress (Apeno in the New Masquarade), mostly known for her massive 80s hits “Seun Rere” and “Ever Liked My Person” is believed to have passed today after a brief illness.

Her last major appearance was at the finale of Nigerian Idol in March.

R.I.P. Lady of Songs

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sound Sultan welcomes baby boy

R&B artist Sound Sultan real name Olanrewaju Fasasi and wife welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on Sunday June 26 2011. A statement from his management company Jarmzone Entertainment, revealed that the baby was born in a hospital located at Festac.

According to the artist who confirmed that both the mother and child are doing great, this is a sign of more blessings to come. "God is great. The birth of my son is a sign of great blessings to come" he said.

2Face & D'banj win Best International Act (Africa) award at 2011 BET Awards

Multiple award-winning musicians Tuface Idibia and D'banj on Sunday June 26, 2011 emerged joint winners of the Best International Act (Africa) award at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Jackson "Thriller" jacket sells for $1.8 million

A leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson for his "Thriller" video sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Sunday to a Texas gold trader who plans to use it to raise money for children's hospitals worldwide.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jeremiah Gyang to host a literary reality television show

Award-winning guitarist, musician and song writer, Jeremiah Gyang will host the inaugural edition of The African Poet reality television show. According to Silas Joseph Onu, the executive producer of the show, the Jos-born artist was chosen for his artistry and wide acceptance.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wizkid and Skales denied American visas

The highly anticipated America tour by leading R&B act, Banky W has suffered a great setback. Two of the headlined acts, Wizkid, who recently released his debut album and Skales were denied American visas at the United States Embassy in Nigeria. The consequent of such action has thrown confusions into the camp of the organizers.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kate Henshaw-Nuttal- Thank God, I did not marry a Nigerian

Marrying someone you can communicate and relate with at the lowest level of convenience should more sense than being with someone whom you will have to translate what your people say all the time.

Corporate sponsors for Yoruba film

Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc, a Nigerian Insurance company, has demonstrated support for the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, by throwing its weight behind the production of a Yoruba movie, ‘Aya Alaya'.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Durella out with new video- My Life

MTV/Zain Advance Warning winner and former TC Records’ singer Durella has released the music video of his November 2009 lead single, ‘My Life’. The video debuted on Monday June 20, 2011, is directed by Aje Films. The track was produced by Samklef and was released in 2009.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Julius Agwu to host Nigerian Entertainment Awards ( NEA )

Producers of the annual entertainment event, Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) on Monday, June 20, 2011 announced that 2011 edition of the show will be hosted by Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu also known as D’Genius.

Akon hints at collaboration with Tuface Idibia

The past one week has seen music fans and followers across the country leaping and spinning since it became official that American hip hop star, Kanye West, has signed Nigeria’s own D’Banj to his G.O.O.D Music label.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Omawumi is a mother!

Nigeria's pop music sensation, Omawumi Megbele, has given birth to a baby girl in the United State of America where she is currently holidaying. A confirmation from her public relations company says the news which broke in the early hours of Saturday June 18, 2011 is absolutely true.

Jim Iyke’s Jamaican girlfriend launches sex enhancement pills

There is a crisis in the bedroom and an urgent step must be taken to address and contain this crisis .So many otherwise good and healthy marriages have been destroyed, many other wise promising relationships have floundered and fluttered on account of lack of sparks in the bedroom department.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hanks Anuku's new look

Actor Hank Anuku was spotted recently at a Nollywood function, where he was looking different and transformed.In contrast to his gangster dress sense, Hank appeared in a low-cut hair, clean shaven and wearing an immaculate white shirt over a trouser pant to the admiration of his fans and colleagues in the industry.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nigerian deejays form association

Nigerian Disc Jockeys popularly known as Deejays recently at media brief unveiled a new association called Deejays Association of Nigeria (DJAN).

Friday, June 17, 2011

How we hooked Kenny G

Mike Aremu, the initiator of popular Jazz concert, ‘Sax Appeal’ has disclosed how he was able to get Grammy award winning saxophonist, Kenny G, to perform at this year’s show.

Sunny Neji releases new album titled "Timeless" to cost N1000

In 1997, he became a nation-wide success with the release of his soar away, ‘Mr Fantastik’. Many thought he wouldn’t surpass that feat musically, but he did with a resounding success in 2003 after the release of the medley love and marriage song, ‘Oruka’. ‘Oruka’ became a standard wedding song and national anthem of sort. He followed with ‘Face me’, ‘Ojoro’ and ‘Abosede’. Now Sunny Neji is back with musical
cuts that will make the heart merry and the ears tingle and a sense of advocacy in a new album aptly titled, ‘Timeless’.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

VIDEO : Godwon ft Wizboyy – As We Dey Go

Godwon’s debut album, EVOLUTION, drops later this month. The album launch will be held on the 18th of June, Volar Club, Kade Palace, 61 Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

eLDee and Rita Dominic to host The Headies 2011

The 2011 instalment of the urban music awards ceremony, The Headies, formally known as the Hip-Hop World Awards, will be hosted by rapper cum music producer, eLDee and Nollywood star actor, Rita Dominic. In a statement issued out by Smooth Promotions, the organizers of the event, Ayo Animashaun, founder of the awards, confirmed having enlisted the two as hosts of the ceremony.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Michael Word releases new video with Muna

The music video of the track ‘Pop Sugar' by RMG's singer, Michael Word featuring label mate and 2007 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant winner, Munachi Abii simply known as Muna, is out. The music video of the Sarz produced track which was first released as a single in December 2010, is directed by award winning music video director, DJ Tee and Superman.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GT Bank MD, Tayo Aderinokun, is dead

Top banker and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Tayo Aderinokun, is dead.Aged 56, he died on Tuesday in a London hospital after a bout of illness.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Darey set to release first UK single

As part of efforts to ensure that his musical offering is felt across the world, R n B singer-songwriter, Darey Art Alade’s is dusting his heels in readiness for the release of his eponymous United Kingdom debut.

Rapper Ja Rule sentenced to two years in prison

Hip-hop artist Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday, six months after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The 35-year-old rapper and actor, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, did not speak during the sentencing held at New York State Supreme Court. He was set to report to prison later on Wednesday.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Movie Trailer: Ties that bind staring Kimberly Elise , Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Here’s your first official trailer below at Kimberly Elise in Ghanaian/American director Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind, which reportedly recently completed principal photography (it was shot on location in Ghana, by the way).

Saturday, June 11, 2011

J.Martins to perform at Drogba’s wedding

As you read this, highlife singer, J.Martins, is already in Nice, France, where he has been contracted to perform at the wedding of Chelsea FC star striker, Didier Drogba, and his wife, Lalla Diakite.

Omotola To Quit Acting For Estate Management?

It’s so amazing the way Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is growing in leaps and bounds. When she came into Nollywood, she took everybody by surprise with her mesmerizing acting skills,which got her many laurels.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Baba Dee apologises to Goldie

The month-old beef between pop diva, Goldie, and veteran dance hall act, Baba Dee, has been squashed. Early in the week, Goldie posted on twitter, “I was pleasantly surprised tonight when Baba Dee approached me in Ikeja and apologised and so did I. Thank God we cleared the air. We are besties now. Bless.”

Mo'Hits has signed with G.O.O.D. Music ( Pictures)

Jay Z and Kanye West have officially welcomed Mohits records boss Don jazzy and his D banj to G.o.o.d Music as you can see in the picture.

WizKid Releases Debut Album, SuperStar

Everyone’s favorite young star (or every hater’s easy target), Wizkid has finally released his highly anticipated album, Super Star. On first listen this is a solid album, and one that has all the makings of a major commercial success.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kanye West Signs Dbanj & Don Jazzy To G.O.O.D Music Label

American multiple awards winning artist and producer, Kanye West has today finalized his interest to sign one of Nigeria’s biggest hip-hop artistes, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’Banj & Don Jazzy to his Good Music Entertainment, a production, management and record label outfit. “GOOD” is an acronym for “Getting Out Our Dreams”.

Chidinma ready for the market

Chidinma, the petite singer with the strong voice who captivated the hearts of millions and became the first female winner of MTN Project Fame in the Season 3 edition of the highly popular music talent show is set to drop her highly anticipated debut album.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saidi Balogun’s N30 Million Movie Hits Market

Following the successful premiere of his much-talked about movie, Eti Keta, Saidi Balogun has revealed that all plans have been concluded for the movie to be released to the market on Monday.

Stephanie Okereke Gets N20m Endorsement Deal

A Japanese hair company called Kaneka Corporation is about to sign actress Stephanie Okereke as brand ambassador for a fee of N20m for a 1yr contract. The actress recently met with the Japanese people to round off the deal.

Omoni Oboli hits another goldmine

Irresistible actress, Omoni Oboli is on the move again. The talented actress has just clinched another mega job after she returned from South Africa few months back, where she was paid millions of Naira by a multi national company to endorse of Dettol Antiseptic.

Sex In The Big Brother House

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

One half of KC Presh releases solo number

Fuelling the rumour that KC Presh, winners of the inaugural edition of the Star Quest musical reality talent hunt, duo have parted ways, Kingsley Okonkwo popularly known as the KC of the group has released a solo single. Under the moniker KCee, the singer debuts his first solo single, ‘Opekete’ under a newly created imprint, Five Star Music. The song which is themed around wooing a desired beauty is infused with mild highlife and fuji elements and is delivered majorly in Pidgin English and Yoruba.

Monday, June 6, 2011

TY Bello lands big one

Former Kush babe, TY Bello, became a real hit in the music scene when she went solo and came out with an award-winning single, Greenland, which gave her many plaques. She heightened her level when she became a celebrity photographer.

Julius Agwu Returns with Crack Ya Ribs

Versatile entertainer Julius D'Genius Agwu says his annual comedy show Crack Ya Ribs will kick off in Abuja,

The Federal Capital Territory on Sunday July 31, 2011. Speaking concerning this year's event, Agwu says he is taking the show to another level.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bigiano survives car crash

Music star, Bigiano, now wishes to be known as Bigiano Kuti. Kuti, for those who are not too conversant with the name, literally means he who refuses to die. Not to worry, the young man is still in his senses and his parents are still very much alive. He has reasons for the new addition to his name.

Zaaky Azzay mourns

Torch-bearing singer, Zaaky Azzay, is not in the best of moods right now. Reason: His younger brother just passed on.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The return of Laffs and Jamz

Ini Edo goes topless

What do you think? Hot or Not!

Video : Yung6ix – Follow me Feat. Wizkid

411/ Storm360 presents the Video for the first Official Single from  Yung6ix titled “Follow me featuring” Nigerian superstar Wizkid directed by Bobby Boulders, stylist Bolaji Animashaun.

Stingomania to produce Charly Boy movie

Ope Banwo of Stingomania Entertainment is set to produce a movie on the life and career of Charly Boy Oputa, following the success of his Dagrin's biopic, ‘Ghetto Dreamz'. Banwo's decision to produce the movie was confirmed after he sealed a contract with Charles Oputa to make an epic movie on him. With permission from the entertainer to research his life and turn the research into a movie, Banwo is prepared to make an epic trilogy that will contain the struggles, mistakes, triumphs and lifestyle of Charles Oputa.

Music Fair set to hold in University of Lagos

Plans have been put in place to host over 60 musicians at the first edition of 9ja music fair staged to hold at the University of Lagos Art's Theatre, on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June.