Wednesday, 31 July 2013

How Nigeria's Tribal Monarchs Still Live In Lavish Royal Splendour (Even Though They Lost Power 50 Years Ago)

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 Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman (Left) is the current and 50th 'Emir of Kasina' Omo N'Oba N'Edo Uku He was coronated in 2008 five days after the death of his father, Emir Muhammad Kabir Usman. He is remembered as a peacemaker during the Nigerian civil war and has a passion for Polo, Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I (Right) was crowned 'Oba of Benin Kingdom' in the Edo state of Nigeria in 1979. Before that he studied at Cambridge university before being appointed to many top government posts.

This is a UK Daily Mail special report...
With their brightly coloured robes, ornate thrones and legions of flunkeys attending every whim, they seem every bit the archetypal African kings.
Nigeria's traditional Monarchs may have been stripped of their powers half a century ago, but they appear to have lost little of their regal pomp and splendour as this fascinating series of portraits shows.
Photographer George Osodi toured the west African country extensively for a series of photographs entitled 'Kings of Nigeria' which is due to be exhibited at London's Bermondsey Project in October. Continue...

Nigerian Michael Eneramo to earn €1.2m per yr with Besiktas

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  Michael Eneramo is a Nigerian football striker, who is currently playing for Beşiktaş in the Süper Lig. He will earn €1.2 million (which is over N255million) per year after signing a two year deal withTurkish side, Besiktas. And Also, He will also earn €10,000 per-match bonus.
According to a statement The Turkish football club released which read;

“Michael Eneramo has agreed terms with Beşiktaş. Eneramo will earn €1.2 million per-season in addition to a €10,000 per-match bonus. In addition to this, Eneramo will earn the same salary in 2014-15 and 2015-16 if selected for the squad over 30 times over the course of each season.”

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Record Bid Of Over £85m Made For Tottenham Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid have made a world record bid of over £85m to Tottenham for Gareth Bale,

According to FoxSports,  The bid has been on the table for over a week and Bale is aware of it and is becoming more frustrated with the situation.
The bid does not include any Real Madrid players moving to Spurs as part of a package.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is understood to be currently in Miami and his and the club's stance - that the Wales international is not for sale - has not changed.
Bale has so far kept his feelings to himself, making no public declaration about what he wants to happen next.

Tottenham and Bale are back from the Asia Trophy and will resume training on Wednesday.

Zen Magazine Interviews Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur Jason Njoku

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He is one of the most talked about African Tech Entrepreneurs of 2013 and what makes is story so unique and inspirational is because he has experienced what it means to have nothing. Sitting at the top of iROKO Partners is Jason Njoku, Founder and CEO of one of the most amazing tech brands in Africa. We had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Njoku to find out what inspired him to get into the tech world, the relationship between iROKO Partners, iROKING, IROKTV and iROKOtv, and so much more.

ZeN: At what stage in your life did you decide to start iROKO Partners?
Jason: I was 29 when I conceived the notion of a Nollywood internet company. Continue....

New Video: OgANn - Can't Explain directed by Sunny Peters

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OgANn releases the official video for his R&B single titled Can't Explain, directed by Sunny Peters.

The sociology graduate who described his style of music as Afro-Blend delivers a cool performance in this video as he tries to explain how he feels to he's love interest.
Click Here for Mobile Download                 Follow on twitter:  @I_Am_OgANn

Is DJ Khaled's Proposal To Nicki Minaj A Publicity Stunt

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Recently The rapper in a Interview sent a proposal to Nicki, When i first heared about it, I taught it wqas for real now the rapper took to his twitter Account to announce a new Track tittled "I Wanna be With U" featuring Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross.

Moreover, Nicki Minaj called into Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 Radio show to clear the air and set the record straight. When asked about Khaled’s marriage proposal, Nicki giggled:

I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up laughing with the rest of the world ’cause Khaled is a master at what he does…Khaled is my brother and Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal, ya’ll. Please let it go. He was kidding. He’s not attracted to me, he doesn’t like me. We’re brother and sister.”

Iroking Launches Exclusive Play List To Celebrate Africa Fashion Week London 2013

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iROKING, Nigeria’s number one online music platform, today officially launches the play list to Africa Fashion Week London. Featuring some of the biggest hits of the day from Africa’s most prolific artists, including the likes of 2Face, PHYNO, Burna Boy, Timaya, Iyanya, MayD and many more!

iROKING brings the world of music and fashion together, to celebrate the 2013 African Fashion Week London, launching  on Thursday 1 August 2013 at Old Truman Brewery in London’s super-cool Brick Lane area. The three-day event is a celebration of fashion and creativity from Africa and across the Diaspora. The iROKING team has chosen some of the freshest tunes including  PHYNO's 'Man of the Year', Timaya's 'Mind Over Matter', Feat Dbanj and Kcee's 'Limpopo' to accompany some of the world’s hottest models and designers down the catwalk. iROKING will be giving away exclusive free copies of the play list at AFWL 2013. Continue...

UK visa: Nigerians to begin payment of £3,000 bond from November

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It's a done deal people. From November 2013, Nigeria will be among the six listed Commonwealth 'high risk' countries whose citizens will be required to pay £3,000 tourists visa bond before they are allowed into the UK. The remaining five are: India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

United Kingdom Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has urged his home country to scrap plans to make certain overseas visitors to Britain pay a £3,000 bond to obtain tourist visas because it sends out the “wrong message” about the country.

In his second attack on the policy within 48 hours, Cable told the Financial Times that Number 10’s (Prime Minister’s residence) determination to press on with the visitor bond pilot in November was “disappointing.” Continue...

Lea Michele Breaks Silence For The First Time Since Cory Monteith's Death

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Lea Michele has broken her silence for the first time following Cory Moneith's death.
The 26-year-old Glee star, who had been dating Cory for over year before his passing, posted this message to Twitter Monday morning:
Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13th after an accidental overdose involving heroin and alcohol. He was 31 years old.

Munachi Abii on the cover of Chizy'sSpyware Magazine

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Spyware Magazine released their second edition with Munachi Abii on the cover the inner pages, in this edition, they are celebrating the daily sunshine by splashing their cover girl and models with colours, sequins and other embellishment.
Editor's Note: We hope this edition serves as inspiration for your next shopping spree. It gets more interesting on page 42 as young African men answer questions most women secretly ponder about. You won't want to miss page 39 where DJ Jam Jam (Oyibo Swagger) talks about his experience in Nigeria; including the girls, the food and much more. Check out below Interview, inner pages and banner with details of their unveiling party hosted by Industry Nite and Supported by Soundcity TV. 

Monday, 29 July 2013

Face of Peace Africa Opens Offices in African countries and UK

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After initial announcement to stage the second edition of Face of Peace Africa (FOPA) beauty pageant, the organizers of the beauty pageant have opened offices across Africa and UK.

In a move that could be tagged as show of strength, the company opens offices in Abuja, Gambia, Cameroun, Ghana, South Africa, United State of America and United Kingdom, with a state coordinator to see to the co-ordination of things in this countries. Continue...

We Found Love: Actress Yvonne Nelson Is No More Single

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After a terrible heartbreak from a short-lived relationship with Nigeria’s pop sensation, Iyanya, Yvonne Nelson says she is no more single.
The ‘House of Gold’ star who has been linked with a couple of other celebs including, John Dumelo, Ice Prince Zamani and Dammy Krane didn’t disclose who her latest beau is, but am indeed glad she finally got to find love again.

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

New Music: Xcellente - Jalaa featuring Solidstar

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Achievas Entertainment presents another single by Xcellente titled Jalaa featuring Solidstar, and produced by fast rising Popito.

The track is an effortless blend of Afro-pop with a twist of Xcellente's makosa style of music giving the track a groovy up-tempo feel.

ACN Commiserates with First Lady Patience Jonathan

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The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Friday commiserated with the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on the passing of her foster mother.

The condolence is contained in a letter signed by ACN's National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Abuja.

According to DailyTimes, The statement said the party was shocked and saddened by news of the untimely death.

It said the death of a loved one was always a moment of deep pain and sorrow.

``We pray that God will give the First Lady and all those left to mourn her mother the strength to bear their loss.

``We also pray that God will grant the departed eternal rest,” it said.

Checkout Why Kim K, Kanye West Didn't Give North a K-Name

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Kim, 32, then revealed that she and boyfriend Kanye West "kind of" wanted to give their daughter a name beginning with the letter K, but she explained that they had some reservations. "Our kid, if it's a K, then they'll call us the KKK," she worried, referencing the white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan. Jenner, however, didn't think the public would draw such a comparison. "That's a little crazy," he argued.
- USWeekly

Spotted Together! John Dumelo and Mercy Johnson (Photo)

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John Dumelo, whom respects many of his colleagues in the African film industry, recently visited popular Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie (aka "Mama Purity"), to show some love and support to the new mother of 1. John Dumelo shared this pic of him and MJ few days ago via Instagram with the caption:

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. ‪#‎churchtins‬ ‪#‎trufriend‬ ‪#‎mercyjohnson‬ ‪#‎jmelocasual‬"

Friday, 26 July 2013

Nigerian foremost journalists, Alhaji Alade Odunewu dies at 85

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One of Nigerian foremost journalists, Alhaji Alade Odunewu, died in Lagos on Thursday at the age of 85.

Popularly known as Allah-Dey, the veteran journalist died after a long battle with what some described as an age-related sickness.

A family source, who craved anonymity, said, “He died this afternoon and will be buried tomorrow according to Islamic rites.”

It was learnt that the former Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigerian Media Merit Awards and renowned columnist, was in the hospital for about a month. Continue.... is Africa's 1st eCommerce company to be verified by FB

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…’After Goodluck Jonathan, becomes the first verified business page in Nigeria”., Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall has just become the first African e-commerce and first Nigerian company to get verified by FACEBOOK.
Verification of pages was introduced by Facebook in May, 2013 to help ensure brand authenticity and in a statement from Facebook on verification; Continue....

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Watch Official Video: Toni Tones - I Know What You Like

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The much anticipated video of the hit single 'I know what you like' by celebrity photographer, turned artist, Toni Tones is finally here. It is already being called by industry experts ‘the video of the year’.

Toni Tones gives a stellar performance, with mad swag, an amazing concept, crisp dance moves and dope outfits, this video is one not to miss.

Toni Tones says, “I worked really hard on this video and I'm so excited to bring it to you and introduce you to Toni Tones the artist.

“To every single person who worked on this video with me, thank you! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me so far. God bless you guys. Watch the Video Below.....

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Announces Name of Baby

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Kensington Palace said the royals are "delighted to announce" their son's name, adding that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as "His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge."

Six previous British kings have been named George, and the name was a favorite of British bookmakers in the run-up to Wednesday's announcement.

For now, the baby is expected to stay out of the spotlight after making his first "public appearance" in the arms of his parents outside of London's St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday.

MTN Gets First Nigerian Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Ikpoki, currently the CEO of MTN Ghana has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria.

Ikpoki replaces Brett Goschen, who took on the role of MTN Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Financial Director on the Board on Monday.

Ikpoki was appointed CEO of MTN Ghana in April 2011 after successfully running MTN Nigeria’s Sales and Distribution channel as its Executive from 2006.

He joined MTN in 2001 as a Regulatory Advisor after a six-year stint with the Nigerian Communications Commission’s legal division. Continue...

New Music: Fredi - Sikedi Produced by D'tunes

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Bee Bee Smart Entertainment releases a new music by Fredi titled Sikedi produced by the hitmaker D'tunes.

This track which is Fedi's first official single is guaranteed to rock the clubs and put him in the limelight as we expect more wonder hits from him.

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