Thursday, 20 September 2012

I GET FAVOURS HERE AND THERE, THE BIGGEST IS A MURANO JEEP FROM A FAN


Other times for instance when I pulled over wrongly and I am supposed to get fined but because of my face, I was let off the hook. I have seen things even beyond me and I just wonder and ask why God has decided to favour me. I won’t say that this one or that one is the biggest. But the one that amazed me till date is a car gift from a fan. I got a call one day and the person asked if I’m Bimbo Omo Getto. 



I answered in affirmation then he said, I’m a huge fan and he started saying a lot of things. Next he said that he wouldn’t want to embarrass me but would like to give me a car gift. I was like are you kidding me or is this a scam?

To show how serious he was, he offered to send his driver to deliver the Murano Jeep to me. I have seen a lot. Some people have told me that if I do the role over and over again, they will still watch it. But I tell them that as an actress, if I can do that very good, that means I can also do the same role extremely better, Bimbo recalls how she got a big one from a big fan of hers. When asked if she saw the car gift coming her way the time it did, hear what she said, “no, I didn’t. I had a car that I was using before that Murano Jeep came in.”

What Bimbo did not comment on is what happened afterward with the fan, if he asked for anything in return of the good gesture. However, we are happy for her that a fan has really appreciated her effort without asking anything in return.

Culled from Goodlice.com.ng

How Wealthy Nigerians Spent $6.5bn On 130 Private Jets In 5 Years


According to a report from Punch, the growing penchant for private jets acquisition has cost wealthy Nigerians a sum of $6.5bn (N1.02tn) in the last five years. Aviation sources reveal that the luxury trend, which rose by 650 per cent between 2007 and 2012, is encouraged among the rich by the need for privacy, fear of insecurity and the urgency required by modern business.

Private jet ownership in Nigeria has grown by 650 per cent, from 20 jets in 2007 to over 150 jets in 2012.



According to documents sighted in aviation agencies, the development means that wealthy Nigerians acquired, at least, 130 private jets with a sum of N1.02tn ($6.5bn) within the last five years.

This put the private jets aviation market in Nigeria (the monetary value of all private jets in the country) at N1.18tn ($7.5bn), using $50m as the average cost of each brand new private jet.

A private jet goes for between $40m and $65m, according to the websites of major private jets manufacturers, like Bombardier of Canada; GulfStream and Hawker Siddley of United States; and Embraer of Brazil.
According to findings, the common brands of private jets in Nigeria are Gulfstream 450, 550 and 650; Bombardier Challenger 604, 605; Global Express; Embraer Legacy and Falcons; and Hawker Siddley 125-800 and 900XP.

Top aviation officials told our correspondent on Friday that Nigeria currently rivalled China as one of the two fastest growing private jet markets in the world.

An official with in-depth knowledge of the situation, who spoke under condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to comment on the matter, said most of the jets were bought by top politicians, oil magnates and other business moguls in Nigeria.

He explained that the economic downturn in Europe and the United States had made Nigeria and China to become two of the fastest growing private jet markets in the world.

He said, “Two countries buying private jets now are China and Nigeria. Europe and America are going through turmoil; so, their people are no more buying. This accounts for the trend that whenever some of the private jet manufacturers develop any new jet, they take them to Nigeria and China.”

“The private jets in Nigeria are owned by top politicians, oil magnates and business moguls. It is difficult to get the real identities of owners of some of the private jets in Nigeria because they buy them through some foreign companies in North America, especially the US. The foreign company then leases it to another company in Nigeria.”

Investigation by our correspondent also revealed that there were still several private jets on order by wealthy Nigerians. Some of the jets, it was learnt, would be delivered this year, while others would be delivered in 2013 and 2014.

A top official of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, who asked not to be named, said representatives of the owners of the private jets on order had already notified the agency about the order. This, he said, was necessary for the purpose of registering the aircraft in Nigeria. According to him, some of the private jets also come with foreign registration credentials.

The Managing Director of Aero Airlines, Captain Akin George, had recently commented on the increasing number of private jets being parked at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

He particularly lamented the fact that most of the private jets carried foreign registration credentials. He had subsequently called on the authorities concerned in the country to make registration processes in Nigeria friendly and attractive.

During a recent visit to Abuja, our correspondent observed that over 40 private jets were parked at the terminal.

The CEO of another airline also said that during political meetings or big functions in Abuja, over 50 private jets were usually seen parked at the Abuja airport.

These, he said, were different from the ones parked at the Lagos and other major airports across the country.

“If you go to the old local wing at the Abuja airport, there is virtually no place to park private jets again,” he said

Just on Thursday, a team of officials from the headquarters of Bombardier in Canada arrived at the Executjets Private Hangar at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, to showcase one of their latest private jets, Global 6000.

The team was led by the Sales Director, Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Mr. Robert Habjanic, who said that the team was on a tour of 12 cities in Africa, including Lagos. Habjanic, who spoke with a few aviation journalists, told our correspondent that Nigeria was the company’s largest market in Africa, with about 35 Bombardier-made business aircraft currently flying its airspace.

He said the team had also showcased the relatively new business jet in other parts of the world.

He confirmed that “private business in Nigeria has been growing tremendously in the last five years.”

He attributed this to the fact that “Nigeria is an emerging market.”

The growth in the purchase of private jets in Nigeria has also led to the development of multimillion dollars private jets hangars, where repairs and maintenance could be done in the country. Some of these include Execujets Nigeria Hangar, Caverton Hangar and EverGreen Hangar, all located at the Lagos airport.

Speaking on the development, industry expert, Mr. Olumide Ohunayo, said, “The economy is expanding, with increasing investments within the country and the region. This will invariably necessitate instantaneous travel that scheduled airlines cannot provide.

Also the privacy needed in a country filled with paparazzi can be an issue. Increasing political and religious issues are contributory. By and large, it will continue to increase if the economy continues with a lot of diversification inputs that naturally spread wealth. (punch reports)

Keep in mind that on top of this list are the most corrupt politicians on the surface of the earth.

While thousands are struggling to make hens means daily, some people are busy lavishing on private jet.

God dey o.

Culled from Goodlife promotions

GEJ gives millions of Naira & national awards to 2012 Paralympiads


During the event, the president announced a cash prize award of N5 million, N3million and N2 million to each of Nigeria's Paralympic Gold, Silver and Bronze winners respectively. 



Other Olympians who didn't win any medals will receive a cash award of N500, 0000. Their officials will receive a cash award of N2.5 million each. In addition, each of the six paralympic Gold winners will be conferred with the national honour of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) on Monday September 17th. 

Also, each of our Falconets shall receive a cash award of N1million as a token of appreciation from the federal government. Their coaches will get N1.2 million each.

Culled from goodlife.com.ng

CANADIAN MAGAZINE RATES STEPHANIE OKEREKES WEDDING AS BIGGEST OF 2012


The magazine covers the diva’s glamourous April 21 wedding to Linus Idahosa with a showcase of photo access into Stephanie’s makeup process, wedding gown and basically the prep for Stephanie’s special occasion.



Next Big Thing describes Stephanie’s marriage ceremony as the ‘Biggest Wedding in 2012

Nigerian professor becomes first black VC of University of Illinois


The 63 year old professor is a naturalized American physicist of Nigerian descent. He was the Dean, College of Engineering at the University before the University Board of Trustees selected him to be the next Vice Chancellor for Academics Affairs and Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.



Professor Adesida assumed that position last month, August 2012.

Culled from Goodlife.com.ng

Monday, 17 September 2012

SOUND SULTAN 12 YEARS ON STAGE CONCERT


The singer-songwriter-performer used a brilliant assembly of poetry, choreography, pantomime, drama, and song, to create an unforgettable night for the thousands that came out for his 12th anniversary concert.

The Harbour Point auditorium must have been more than pleased with Sound Sultan, his band, the Crown Troupe, DJ Jimmy JATT, the many guest acts, and the creative team, for a brief but near-excellent show that proved that not all concerts held outside the Eko Hotels’ insanely expensive yet structurally and technically  inflexible hall, are subpar.



A veteran by all definitions, Sultan did not seem like he was trying to prove any point, yet that’s exactly what he did – showing, with each set, that he’s not in the league of today’s hit-drunk pop stars who have no qualms miming at their own concerts.

Starting from his debut album ‘Kpsheew— the sound of a Frustrated Mouth’, he worked with the band to deliver Jagbajantis, ghen ghen and more, with minor tweaks only ardent fans would notice.

Lanky and fragile in person, the boldness and courage of his lyrics made many compare him with Fela since the early 2000s. Last night, he brought back those memories again, with the power of his lyrics, with some of his Fela-inspired costumes, and with a surprise Afrobeat set that featured that genre’s king Femi Kuti.

But Femi was not the only king that came out to jam with Sultan. Africa’s king of pop and a legend in his own right 2face Idibia joined his friend for a thought-provoking performance of ‘bush meat’; while M.I, arguably the leader of Nigeria’s hiphop community, joined Sultan for their conscious collabo  ‘2010’.

Just before M.I and 2face, the concert paid a powerful tribute to hip hop, with an elaborate freestyle session featuring some of the rappers that matter today: Yungsix, Ice Prince, Ikechukwu, Dr SID and Uzi. 2face and Timaya would have made that list, had the show’s director not chased them off stage, midway into their ambush freestyle skit.

Unpredictable from A to Z, a fashion session engineered by co-host IK Osakioduwa would lead into a performance of Sultan’s ode to plus-sized women ‘Orobo’; just as a brief stand-up act by Koffi (who was at his best last night, despite the initial lukewarm reception) would lead into, first a drama featuring Sound Sultan as groom-to-be who waits impatiently for his bride-to-be (Tiwa Savage) during a traditional Yoruba engagement ceremony; and later a Sultan-Tiwa duet of ‘Oko won lode’. With Crown Troupe members as support cast (friends of the groom, friends of the bride, parents-in-law etc), and Koffi as overzealous MC, the wedding episode continues, with 9ice performing for the ‘couple’, before Fuji giant Adewale Ayuba emerges, to entertain them with hits from the 22-year-old evergreen Bonsue LP, getting us all on our feet, screaming – such incredibly scripted; almost impeccably executed show that the words of no writer can fully capture.

In spite of noticeable sound hitches and repeated dead air, and a few performances that failed the test, this low budget concert gets a first class – where many before it, for example, the Davido O.B.O. concert, fails woefully. Young boys like Davido should actually have been at Harbour Point last night, taking notes.

Welcome to the Legends’ club, Sound Sultan. Please take a bow.

ISOKEN OGIEMWONYI Wins 2 MILLION!

Isoken wins a whooping N2,000,000 cash prize and a Tour of London Fashion Week courtesy British Council who will also be hosting 30 other Young Creative Entrepreneurs from different parts of the world!




The search for the 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week/British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur Award winner included online applications and rigorous screenings in Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. The panel of judges included Bukola Kajero and Ibobo Chukwuma representing sponsors MTN, Ojoma Ochai from the British Council, Veronica Ebie-Odeka of Vane Style and fashion designer Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi.
Young entrepreneur Isoken is a graduate of Law (LLB Law – Hons.) from the University of Nottingham with a PGD in Hospitality Administration from GIHE, Switzerland and an MSc in Management from BPP London. She has been in the business of fashion since 2006.
The 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week will kick off on the 24th of October.

Darey Art Alade signs US-returnee Zaina to Soul Muzik


Soul Muzik, also home to Darey and Mo Eazy, joins other labels like Chocolate City, Mavin Records and EME who have signed female artistes in recent times. There had been a huge drop in the number of active female singers in the country; all that is changing now, and Zaina says she's 'here to stay, to play my part and add my voice to what's going on in my great country'. 

Not entirely a newcomer, Zaina has in the past worked with eLDee, STYL Plus, Sasha, Lynxxx and received nods from the popular Nigerian Entertainment Awards. 


And to kick off Zaina's stay at the label, her debut singles "Lolola" and "Totally Yours" (featuring multi-award-winning Jamaican dancehall star Wanye Wonder) have been released. 

LOLOLA, Zaina's official debut Soul Muzik single, is a party anthem for every lady who's ready for that good love. The message is simple: "now is the time for love, no games, no preamble, no second thoughts, no pretence, let's get straight to the point, I'm ready for the next level so make your move!" 

On TOTALLY YOURS, Zaina features Jamaican reggae sensation Wayne Wonder, for a soulful exploration of timeless love, submission and devotion. It's a sensual love song about friendship that has evolved beyond the platonic. It's about a commitment that has overcome the battles of loyalty and doubt. Zaina and Wayne collaborate 'wonderfully' to express the thoughts of a couple in love who have come to that special place in their relationship where they are certain beyond any doubt that they are ready to give themselves totally and completely to each other - body and soul. This is Zaina's 2nd official Soul Muzik single. 

Both cuts are available on radio stations across Nigeria from today Wednesday September 12, as well as online, and on other platforms.Her debut album is due next year. 

Culled  from Goodlife.com.ng

Friday, 7 September 2012

Mo'Cheddah In Hot Romance With Ondo Monarch's Oil & Gas 'Big Boy' Son


'Ko Maa Roll' crooner, Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi better known as Mo'Cheddah is presently enmeshed in a sizzling romance with Bukunyi, who is the son HRM David Victor Folagbade Olateru- Olagbegi, the Olowo of Owo in Ondo State.



A source revealed to Nigeriafilms.com that both lovebirds have been seeing each other for over a year. BK, as Bukunyi is fondly called, is the younger brother of popular Beat FM OAP, Gbemi. The source further revealed that both families of Mo'Cheeda and BK are acquainted, though BK has not formally talked about marriage plans, but that there is every possibility of that happening any moment.

BK is said to be an oil and gas 'big boy' who also has investment in real estate and entertainment industries. The source confided in us that BK handles the management of Mo'Cheddah.

The source further disclosed to us that BK was with his heartthrob in South Africa recently during the video shoot of Mo'Cheddah.

I Go Dye denies buying SUV for lover.


One of the most viral gist making the rounds in the entertainment industry right now, is the news that ace comedian and humor merchant, Francis Agoda a.k.a. I Go Dye, splashed an unimaginable N38 million naira on two exotic auto-mobiles; a 2012 Hybrid Escalade, (Platinum Edition) and a 2012 Range Rover Evoque.


The news broke when the widely travelled comedian spoilt himself a little with the Hybrid Escalade to commemorate his 18th anniversary on stage, while the next day marked the presentation of the Range Rover Evoque to his manager, Sharon, to ease official duties of his Seaside Entertainment Company.
I Go Dye Controversy, however, emanated after the presentation, as many saw it as a “Greek Gift” with an alarming undertone.

While a close source to the comedian argued that I Go Dye is a serious person who doesn’t mix business with pleasure, there is absolutely nothing intimate whatsoever going on between him and his manager, especially when the said SUV was bought in the company’s name and carries its official plate number “Seaside”.
The comedian denied having an affair with any woman, and insisted that the lady in question, Sharon, is his Personal Manager.
“First and foremost, I do not have any other lover apart from my beautiful wife who takes care of me and my son. Rather, the said Range Rover Evoque car was acquired for official purpose and it is only natural for the person at the helm of affairs to have more access to it, and that happens to be Sharon, the event manager, ” he explained.


The combination is mad hot!!


To All these Chicks, chasing after the Mavin Signed Artist, DPrince. We finally got a Picture Of Her.



Zzzzzzzzz! The combination is mad hot!!! Voke Petra is a model and has appeared in a few videos - (She was in SauceKid's Carolina video). She's a graduate of Igbinedion University and has been dating the Mavin music star for a while now. 
Culled from Goodlife.com.ng

Former Actress, Lillian Bach Remarries!


According to reports, beautiful and half-caste Nollywood actress, Lilian Bach, who has been very scarce in the play-acting world these days, has secretly tied the knot with her lover.



We learnt that the delectable actress cum movie producer married one big time business consultant identified as Alaka. He is said to be a very connected man. The actress, as the reports put, has also moved into her hubby's multi-million Naira mansion located in Lekki, Lagos.

Since her movie premiere in mid 2011, Lilian has been off the scene in terms of making it to the headlines. Though she was at Shan George's movie premiere in May 2012, but the hype was not around especially with her public appearance after a long absence

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Cobhams Asuquo's Mum Emerges 'Super Mom' Celebrity Edition Winner


Mrs Asuquo, mother of multiple award-winning music producer, Cobhams Asuquo has emerged the winner of the celebrity edition of popular TV programme, The Super Mom. She beat Mrs Cecilia Awotoye, mother of Tony Tetuila and Mrs Mary Agwu, Julius Agwu to win the show.


With her announcement as the show's winner, Mrs Asuquo has won 2million Naira which would be given to any charity organisation of her choice. She would also get to go for a trip abroad.

Narrating her story, Mrs Asuquo said while Cobhams was three months old, she noticed some things about him which made her take the boy first to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State before being referred to a Kaduna hospital. It was at the Kaduna hospital she was told that her child, Cobhams was visually impaired.

She further said while Cobhams's dad was sent for a peace-keeping mission in Chad Republic, she had to sell groundnut in order to use for the children's upkeep as her husband was unable to send money home for the family's upkeep.

Mrs Asuquo also said that when Cobhams told her he was leaving UNILAG, where he was studying Law, to study music, she was not surprised about it because Cobhams had shown musical traits while a boy.

Cobhams confirmed that his mum helped him become independent while growing up not minding his condition. He said his mum has made him who he is today.

D’Banj was a Special Guest at Ludacris’ 7th Annual Luda Day Weekend, 2012


Chris “Ludacris” Bridges kicks off his 7th annual “Luda Day weekend” this year with giving back to the community, which he says is the most gratifying component of his five day event.

“Supporting our youth includes educating and empowering them about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle-responsible dating, greener communities, and healthy eating habits. Eating right and exercise promote good habits, both mentally and physically. We want to show young people that physical activity and eating well can be fun and a part of your everyday life.”

The annual event shows a different side to the Grammy-winning rapper as he drops the mic and calls on his friends for a weekend full of charity and good cause… and a little (a lot of) fun.

The 7th Annual LudaDay Weekend Event  involved:

Thursday, August 30th - “Welcome to Atlanta Dinner”

Friday, August 31st - “Luda Salutes the DJs & Media Appreciation”; “The Healthy Life Styles event” which served as the launch of two new programs organized by The Ludacris Foundation including the Choose Well Campaign and the Financial Literacy Program.

Saturday, September 1st – “Luda & Friends College Campus Takeover” & “LudaDay Party”

Sunday, September 2nd - “Ludacris (Team Luda) vs. Kevin Hart (Team Hart)” Celebrity Basketball Game at Morehouse College, Forbes Arena.

Monday, September 3rd – “Splash Waterfalls 2012 The World Famous Private Mansion Pool Party”

And, D’Banj was one of the special guests. Here are some photos of D’Banj during the annual event.
Also, the charity basketball game featured the likes of Kevin Hart, Pusha T, Ma$e and many more make appearances.

“First of all I want to thank everybody for buying tickets to this game. We raised over $30,000 for Ludacris foundations and that goes right back in the hood and goes back to the city of Atlanta that’s been supporting me since day one.” – Ludacris.

Culled from: goodlife.com.ng

LEO'NEL


When I first encountered Leo’nel, he bore resemblance to a photo-shoot fresh model cut  from the magazine



The suave and pulchritudinous son of quintessential Nollywood celebrity actor Zack Orji. He is a student of University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom studying  Media with television.

“Rockstar” and “Babyjoor” are his 1st double singles and it’s already gaining momentum up the charts although he had already released “baby joo” and a 10 track mixed album on the internet

Leo’nel is vastly talented and an arty composer, writer ,singer and producer. He is a former PRO of the African/Caribbean society of the University of Bradford.

As an entertainer, he has performed in different shows at the university of Bradford, university of Leeds, university of Glasgow, university of Liverpool. Basket mouth’s  “lord of the ribs” show in Manchester, MI’s album launch party in Huddersfield, UK. Global news awards Lagos. Zafaa awards nomination party and Ice magazine brand party Lagos + lots more.

P-Square's Peter Dazzles Heartthrob, Lola Omotayo With Surprise Birthday Bash


One half of P-Square music group fame, Peter Okoye on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at West Fosters, located at 70, Queens Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos organised a surprise birthday bash for his heartthrob, Lola Omotayo.



Family members of Lola including her dad and few other friends were in attendance. They were given a posh treatment at swimming pool side of the venue where there were enough to eat and drink. 

The Managing Director of DANA Air, Jacky Hathiramani also attended the get-together with his wife.

Lola was taken by surprise as she wasn’t aware Peter had made such preparation for her. The multiple award-winning singer had only told her that only both of them were going to West Fosters to have some good time. But on their arrival, Lola was surprised to see her father and other guests who stood up to sing birthday song for her.

Speaking on why he organised the bash for Lola, Peter said “She is a wonderful woman who means a lot to me. Special people deserve special things like this.”

Few weeks ago, Peter announced that thet (Peter and Lola) were expecting their second child.

Culled from: Goodlife.com.ng

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Genevieve Nnaji, Emem Isong Make the Nominees List of Golden Icons Academy Awards.



On Saturday 20th October 2012, the inaugural edition of the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) will take place in grand style at the HBU, Morris Cultural Arts Center, Dunham Theater, 7502 Fondren Road Houston, Texas 77074-3298, USA.


As we all wait to see what our favorite movie stars will be spotted in, check out the recently released nominees list. Some of the movies nominated for the biggest award category – Best Motion Picture, include Mr. & Mrs. starring Joseph Benjamin and Nse Ikpe-Etim, I’ll Take My Chances starring Ini Edo, Bryan Okwara and Jide Kosoko, Somewhere in Africa and Two Brides & A Baby.

Other big categories include African Film Best Actor, where Majid Michel, OC Ukeje, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Joseph Benjamin and Hakeem Kae Kazim will battle it out to win the award, African Film Best Actress with Ini Edo, Jackie Appiah, Nse Ekpe Etim, Stella Damasus and Nadia Buari will go head-to-head, GIAMA Humanitarian Award and Best Cinematography.

Speaking on the nominations, a Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards committee said surfing through the enormous amount of movies that were submitted for the GIAMA, most especially those that were produced in the Diaspora, was quite challenging to watch. However, there were a few movies that stood out and are worthy of being applauded and rewarded. Some of the movies include Bianca, Secret Past, The Mechanic, Paparazzi, Black Money and a few others. This is a clear indication that movies in the Diaspora, especially in the United States, continue to improve over time.

Top Nigerian actor/Fashion designer Jim Iyke has been announced as this year’s host.

Paralympics: Nigeria's Yakubu Adesokan wins 1st gold, breaks World record

Yakubu Adesokan has won the first gold medal for Nigeria in the on-going Paralympic Games in London


The 33 year-old did it in style by breaking the world record in the men's 48 category by lifting 178 kg, which is over three times his body weight! Go Yakubu!

Nigeria Comedian I Go Dye acquires Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover SUV For His Girl Friend

It’s big things popping for I Go Dye!
The warri-born stand-up comic whose real name is Francis Agoda recently acquired two brand new cars - A brand new white Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2012 Model for himself (of course he got the number plate customized!) and  a Range Rover Evoque for his girlfriend Sharon.


We’re told the comedian got himself the escalade to celebrate his 18th anniversary as a stand up act. We guess it was only ‘gentlemanly’ for him to get Sharon who doubles as his event manager a toy of her own…

The comic act recently revealed in an interview that it was poverty that drove him into his line of work.

Culled from Goodlife.com.ng

Wyclef, Akon Feature In Jeta Amata’s Movie, Black November


These international superstars, Akon and Wyclef Jean have displayed their love for Nigeria's entertainment industry by appearing in one of Nollywood finests, Jeta Amata in his new flick, Black November




Why Wyclef aligned himself with Nigerian acts Soundsultan and Faze in past years, Akon on the other hand has been spotted more recently with P-square on music collaborations.

The two stars have however taken their artistry to another level by featuring in this new flick.

The movie recently shot in Los Angeles California USA,is about the struggles of the Niger Delta.

Akon and Wyclef are said to have joined the set during the last phase of shooting, and the movie has since entered post production stage.

Other A-listers starring in the movie are Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mbong Amata, Mickey Rourke(iron man2), Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies, Enyinna Nwigwe, and Anne Heche. Also featured in the film are Fred Amata, Nse Ikpe-Etim, OC Ukeje, and Robert Peters.
"I must commend Jetta Amata, because avenues like this open up Nollywood more, to the international market.

I certainly cant wait to see the movie!" One of the stakeholders in Nollywood said about him.

Monday, 3 September 2012

NEA 2012,the fashion,the people and the award

 Yesterday, Sunday 2nd September 2012, the 7th edition of Nigeria Entertainment Awards took place in style at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 60 Washington Square South, New York, USA.

The event which was hosted by top Nigerian comedian, AY and “Jenifa” star Funke Akindele-Oloyede who arrived in a luscious pink floor length one shoulder gown with silver sequins, saw in attendance some  of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Don Jazzy, Uche Jombo, Wizkid, Brymo, Waje, Juliet Ibrahim, Susan Peters, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Ice Prince, eLDee and Vector, who all came in their best ensembles.



Cheers to those who brought home the awards and as for others please keep up the good work.KUDOS Y'ALLhere are some pictures: 



     Funke Akindele-Oloyede  and AY Makun doing their thing

                                       Eldee Mr big boy
                                         Whizzie
                                         Waje

                                        Uti taking his award looking dashing as ever

Watch the Trailer Now! Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Isaiah Washington & Vivica .A. Fox star in Tony Abulu’s “Doctor Bello”

The Tony Abulu‘s Hollywood-Meets-Nollywood flick  ”Doctor Bello” is finally here. In April 2012, the top director gathered some of the biggest names in the movie world including Jimmy Jean-Louis, Genevieve Nnaji, Isaiah Washington, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Vivica .A. Fox, Femi Brainard, Rachael Oniga, Bern Cohen, Victor Browne, Andrea Leigh, Ebbe Bassey, Linda Perhach and Christina Starbuck , to star in his latest movie centered around a Cancer specialist who after the loss of his 10 year old daughter to Cancer, tries everything possible to help find a cure of a 7 year old boy dying of cancer.



 

Doctor Bello Synopsis
Brilliant Cancer specialist Dr. Michael Durant is emotionally troubled, wrestling with the traumatic loss of his 10 year old daughter from Cancer. Immersing himself in his work in the hospital, away from his wife who blames him for their child’s death, he forms an unlikely bond with a sick, loving, but rambunctious seven year old boy Sam, the son of a rich Jewish couple who are major contributors to the Hospital’s Cancer Research Fund.
Unfortunately, Sam’s health deteriorates drastically, and soon, he slips into a coma, with only a few days to live. Dr. Durant becomes desperate, willing to risk anything to save the child’s life. A surreptitious Nigerian Nurse convinces him to seek the help of Dr. Bello, an uncertified Nigerian Doctor, known in the Brooklyn-African underground as a miracle worker. Dr. Bello, an introvert with a controversial past, secretly visits the child at night and administers a strange African potion, replete with incantations and by the next morning, miraculously, the child begins to recover, the Cancer speeding into remission.
The Hospital Medical Board immediately orders an investigation and soon the secret is revealed and Dr. Durant is suspended. Dr. Bello is arrested and charged with medical malpractice. Dr. Durant soon falls into depression after his wife leaves him. Meanwhile, Dr. Bello has fallen critically ill in jail and can only be saved by the ingestion of the same potion that can only be found in the mysterious “Garden of Life,” nestled on the peak of Nigeria’s sky mountains.
The world premiere of the movie will be held on Thursday 27th September 2012 at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA. Will the cure for cancer really be found in the sky Mountains of Africa? Watch out for the trailer right here soon

Nigerian musicians 2face Idibia, D’banj, Psquare, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others for Channel O Music Video Awards



Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Omotola visits Jamaica! Nollywood Star Racks Up Major Media Buzz & Films Scenes for her Reality Show


International star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is enjoying Jamaican hospitality at the moment as she landed in the Caribbean nation a few days ago.


So far, Omotola has racked up major media buzz as she has been interviewed and featured in major Jamaican publications including the Jamaica Gleaner and the Jamaica Observer. In her interview with the Observer, Omo-T spoke about her plans while in Jamaica – “I am going to start with work before pleasure as I have meetings scheduled.

I am meeting with the Jamaican Film Commission and I believe a number of producers in the local film industry. There’s also a meeting with Kingsley Cooper of Pulse, who I am starting a clothing line with. I also have an entertainment-related meeting with the directors of Café Africa and should also meet some musicians there.” She also chatted about her family, career and forthcoming reality TV Show! 

The actress, who is in Jamaica on business as well as to film segments of her television reality series, ' The Real Omotola' . She has thrown out a challenge to Hollywood filmmakers to visit Africa and discover great stories. Her charge comes against the background of the film Hunger Games.

All through her trip, Omotola who was recently verified on Twitter, has been updating her fans and followers via instagram photos and tweets. Fab! Omotola’s reality TV show will definitely be “must watch TV”!

Source: Bellanaija.com

Kaffy Set To Launch Dance Show Called 'Dare 2 Dance'


Nigeria's undisputed dance queen Kaffy is set to Launch her brand New Dance Reality Tv Show called 'Dare to Dance'.
Dance Queen Kaffy is setting new boundaries in the Nigerian dance and choreography industry. Her latest baby is a dance show called Dare 2 Dance.


The dance queen has remained unrivalled in the dance scene  especially since she broke the Guinness Dance Record  for longest dance party.

Watch out for this new show of hers!!!

Source:pulse.com.ng

Sultry Actor Chinedu Ikedieze(AKI) displays his daughter to the world.

The fruit that proceeded from the marriage of the Nollywood star Chinedu Ikedieze and Nneoma Hope Nwajah on Nov 26, 2011,  has just been displayed in a rather dazzling light that makes one want to envy them for making out such a wonderful creature. Check out the baby and her father below.


CONGRATULATIONS....................

Tonto Dikeh Beats Ini Edo At Future Awards In Port-Harcourt.


Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh on Sunday, August 26, 2012 beat her colleague and fellow nominee in the Best Actor of the Year category at the Future Awards 2012 to win the coveted award.


The event, which is taking place in Port-Harcourt, River State, saw Tonto being announced the winner in the category of the award keenly contested by the two sexy and top actresses. 

Before now, shortly after they were announced as nominees in the category, Tonto reportedly took a jab on Ini Edo where she sarcastically told Ini not to play a reported prank she did at the build up to an award in 2011 which was then contested between Ini and Rita Dominic.

This seems to be the first major award Tonto Dikeh is winning after joining the movie industry in Nigeria for about six years ago. She has many movies to her credits.

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2face Says: My children are the Greatest Things that happened to Me.


Innocent Idibia, aka Tuface, has had a chequered music career, no doubt. Apart from being highly sought-after by local and international promoters, as well as corporate brand managers across Africa, he is the darling of millions of music lovers in Nigeria.


But the multiple-award winning singer has also had his fair share of attacks from armed robbers, and unsavoury comments from members of the public who have not been positively disposed to his escapades.

In spite of the personal losses accruing from the chain of unpleasant events in his life, Tuface has emerged even stronger and more confident.

“I have been through a lot and I have learnt my lessons. Now, I am wiser than some old men. Honestly, at the peak of my trials, life almost ceased to mean anything to me. The negative publicity would have killed me and my music career. But it made me stronger, wiser, and a better person,” says Tuface.

“I want to encourage other Nigerians through my songs to learn from me. I am not a saint and I am not the devil either. Whatever experience I had was meant to prepare me for greatness in life,” he adds, smiling in his usual boyish manner.

And to those who still frown on his relationship with the opposite sex, he says, “My children are the greatest things that happened to me in this life and I appreciate their mothers.”
nigeriafilms.com