Monday, 30 September 2013

Burna Boy displaces D’Banj on ’MTV Base official Naija top 10

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Burna Boy has displaced D’Banj at the head of this week’s MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 Powered by Star Music.  Burna Boy’s ‘Run My Race’ has indeed won the race to the head of the chart after toppling ‘Don’t Tell Me Nonsense’ from the number one slot.

Beat FM OAP Toolz cosies up to VJ Ehis  on the #OfficialNaijaChart sofa for the 30th edition of the music chart, to run through the week’s ups and downs on the Naija music scene. This week’s biggest climbers are Timaya and Illbliss who each move up one place to number 4 and number 9 respectively, with ‘Ekoloma Demba’ and ‘I’m Sorry’’.

Skuki, Olamide and Dr Sid all remain locked in the same positions as last week, while former number one ‘E Mi Ni Baller’ by Chidinma stays in the number three position for the second week running. See list below...

New Music: Mactee - ONE LOVE produced by by Mikky Me Joses

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This multi talented artiste is at it again. A few months ago he dropped DELILAH ft E.L of Ghana, then STARS where he appreciated his lady fans all over the world, now the gospel he's preaching using the late Bomerley's song ONE LOVE he called this one ONE NIGERIA this multitalented artiste nailed it once again. Lets join hands to make Nigeria a better place for all "ONE NIGERIA" Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Mikky Me Joses. Continue to read more about him...

Nneoma Anosike Emerges Winner Aquafina Elite Model Look 2013

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A Lagos based model Nneoma Edith Anosike has emerged winner of the 2013 Aquafina Elite Model Look competition.

Anosike beat 13 other models to be crowned winner last night September 29, 2013 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event was hosted by British born international model Tokunbo Daniels and Illrhymes with music performances from Wizkid, Praiz, Chee, Seyi Shay.

The event was attended by the crème de la crème of the Nigerian fashion and entertainment industry including a number of popular faces – Mo’ Abudu, Don Jazzy, Eku Edewor, Jumai Shaba, Kaylah Oniwo, Tiwa Savage and more.

The Elite Model Look is put together by Beth Models CEO, Elohor Aisien.

Photos From The Opening Of Intercontinental Hotel In Lagos

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 The Opening of the 5-star hotel is held at Kofo Abayomi Street in Victoria Island yeserday. The hotel is estimated at N30B and it is the tallest hotel in West Africa. It was designed by a Nigerian architect, Bayo Odunlami. A lot of dignitaries are presently at the opening ceremony such as Oba Akinolu of Lagos, Oba Oniru, The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo,  Dele Momodu, and the Governor himself Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). See more pictures below...

Lamar Odom furious with his father, stops paying his house rent

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Lamar Odom is so furious with his father, Joe Odom, that Joe has publicly revealed that his son won't be paying his rent anymore.

Lamar Odom has had it with his dad and will no longer pay his rent ... and the clock is ticking before Joe is thrown out on the street.

Joe Odom tells TMZ ... Lamar called him earlier this week and went BALLISTIC over the comments Joe made about him and the Kardashians.

Joe claims Lamar has been paying his rent for 4 years -- a hefty tag of $2,900 per month -- but Lamar made it clear to Joe ... he's on his own now.

Joe says he can't afford the rent ... so he'll be out at the end of next month -- barring a reconciliation. What the H!

Briggs Family Wins Maltina Dance All Season Seven

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After months of suspense, thrills, excitement and emotions, the Maltina Dance All (MDA) Season 7 ‘The Evolution’ came to a spectacular end at the grand finale which took place at the Convention centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. The tension soaked finale was breathtaking as the five families that qualified for the finals were locked in a battle of wits for the grand prize of N6 million, a brand new car and the title of ‘Nigeria’s number one dancing family’. In the end, the Briggs family from Port Harcourt, Rivers State emerged winners in what would go down as one of the most hotly contested finals in the MDA history. see more photos below...

BBALP Day 3 – Day 4: Visit to the Kente Weaving market and the Adinkra village

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 Earlier i POSTED about BBALP Day 1: where Bisila Bokoko meets the Vice President of Ghana at the Oguaa Fetu Afahye festival 2013 now the 3rd to Day 4 of the BBALP tour to Ghana saw us travel by road from Accra to Kumasi. It was a 5 hour drive through some traffic, hilly roads and a really cool country side. We were totally surrounded by so much vegetation and mountain views during the road trip that we couldn’t afford to miss all the nature right around us.

On Day 4, we visited Bonwire the Kente weaving village inKumasi and the Adinkra village in Ntonfo to learn more about the fabrics, the process of making both materials, play with the kids and to also grab a few pieces.

One of Ghana’s and Africa’s most cherished fabrics in the world is the Kente Cloth. The Kente cloth has its origin with the Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana, and it is a fabric that has over the years, been adopted by people in Ivory Coast and many other West African countries. Kente is silk mixed with silk cotton fabric and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips. The designs are made by local tailors who weave the Kente cloth using a traditional mechanized system of weaving. Continue...

Boko Haram killed over 30 students at College in Yobe

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Boko Haram gunmen yesterday morning Sunday September 29th stormed the student dormitory of the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Yobe State, shooting students as they slept, killing at least 30 of them. The death toll could be way higher as several dead bodies were recovered from hostels, classrooms, bushes and corners around the school.

Area Military spokesman Lazarus Eli confirmed the incident and said that security forces have been deployed to the school to protect surviving students until they can all leave the campus. Eli said the attack was carried out by “Boko Haram terrorists who went into the school and opened fire on students while they were sleeping"

Photos: Actress Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade Dazzles at Battered Premiere

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 Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade stepped out again, in style, wearing a Desiri Couture creation , with her husband Ayo Oyebade, for the premiere of Battered, Her hair and make up was done by Libeks.

As usual, Theodora, wowed the red carpet, with the paparazzi and presenters vying for photographs and interviews. With aplomb, she gave attention to each one of them.

Numerous photographs later, Theodora and Ayo settled down to watch the movie, which is about domestic violence. Theodora had a role as a social worker, while Ayo was a party guest.

Battered is a very interesting and thought provoking film, beautifully shot by Nelson Spyk, in some very nice locations in and around London.

Meanwhile, her film Shameful Deceit was nominated in six categories at the recent Beffta nomination party. See more photos below...

Jim Iyke receives deliverance at TB Joshua's Synagogue Church

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Though when it comes to this kind of things, i dont always believe, though it might be because have never witnessed it sha oooo. But the church explained on their Facebook page exactly what the Nollywood actor was doing there and how he got delivered. Today his deliverance was shown on TV . Watch the video below...

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Chris Brown tells Kanye West to hire 'street thugs' for protection

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Kanye West recently blasted US Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for making a comedy spoof of his BBC Radio One interview, Now i think Chris Brown has shown his support for Kanye, telling him directly on Twitter to hire 'street thugs' for protection against the media. You can watch the video that got Kanye angry below...

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World 2013, Miss Ghana came 3rd

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 Megan Young representing Philippines has been crowned Miss World 2013 pageant held yesterday Saturday September 28th at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.. ‘I promise to be the best Miss World ever’, Young said as she beat 127 other contestants including Nigeria’s rep, MBGN 2013 winner Anna Banner to win the coveted title.

Miss France Marine Lorphelin was named runner-up, while Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter (pictured right) came third.

The venue of the pageant was changed following protests by Muslim hardliner groups, Islamic Defenders Front. The sect had asked the government to cancel the pageant because ‘it shows too much skin and goes against Islamic teachings’, AP reports

Four contestants are reported to have pulled out earlier due to illness, one of the local organizers Syafril Nasution says.

46 year-old Nigerian accountant murdered in her Essex home

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A 46-year-old UK based Nigerian accountant Tolu Kalejaiye has been murdered in her  four-bedroom property in Wickford, Essex.

Kalejaiye’s body was discovered by Police last week and her son has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mail Online reports that the neighbours said they had been told the mother was stabbed to death, but it was not confirmed how she died.

‘I left my house at just gone 9.30am and when I came back 10 minutes later, there was all this commotion’, Michael Day, 57, her neighbour said. ‘People were running around on the grass outside on their phones and it was all very chaotic. Police cars were quickly on the scene and then the police helicopter was overhead.’

Mrs Kalejaiye was described as ‘pleasant’, ‘She would wave when she saw me,’ Day said.
According to her Facebook profile, Mrs Kalejaiye is engaged, studied accounting and finance at Middlesex University in Hendon, north London, and is originally from Abeokuta in Nigeria. See more pics below...

Olawale Ayodele Ojo wins MTN Project Fame Season 6

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Olawale Ojo has emerged winner of MTN Project Fame Season 6 beating five other finalists with his final performance of Asa’s song ‘Beautiful’.
Olawale was handed a cheque of N5m, a brand new car with a recording contract. 

Olawale Ayodele Ojo is a 400level Agronomy Student of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. He is fondly referred to by friends as ‘Pimp’ because of his amazing skill in laptop and phone repairs.

The show kicked off in June 2013 with a Project Fame tour held in three cities – Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos

Olawale becomes the sixth winner of the popular TV show joining past winners Iyanya, iMyke, Chidinma, Monica and AYO.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Nigerian Blog Awards:- Nominate XclusiveAfrica's Blog Today

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Nigerian blog award nominations is on at the moment and I would appreciate if my dear readers can nominate XAB for BEST NEW BLOG & Best Business or Entrepreneurial Blog.
I sincerely appreciate every one of you, who have opened, read and submit on this blog I must say that I am very grateful because you guys are the reason why I still blog.

Below is a clear direction on how to Nominate XclusiveAfrica's Blog

* Click on this link - http://nigerianblogawards.com/register2013.php

* Enter your name, and a valid E-mail address, then scroll down to Category Number 2 and 9(Best Business or Entrepreneurial Blog and New Blog) and type www.xclusiveafrica.blogspot.com

* Scroll down to the end of the page and hit the "Submit" button

* Log on to the E-mail address you provided when nominating, and look for the confirmation mail sent to you; click on the link and the nomination would be valid...

Please NOTE that you do not need to nominate more than once...

Thank you!!!

YES WE CAN!!!
Thanks for being there for us.
God bless you all!!!

Oprah Winfrey says she'll leave this earth as a 'never married' woman

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Billionaire talk show legend and actress Oprah Winfrey 59, has been dating Stedman Graham, 62, since 1986. That's 27 years - longer than a lot of marriages. Oprah said in an interview recently that although she considered marriage after she attended Tina Turner's wedding in Switzerland in July, she's pretty sure she will leave the world as a woman who 'never got married'

When asked if she would leave earth as a “never-married” woman, Oprah made her feelings very clear. “Yes,” she told Access Hollywood. “Yeah, I think that’s my final answer.”

“I think that it’s interesting that you would ask it because I thought about it again at Tina Turner’s wedding. Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this. You need to do it.’ I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?’ And no, I don’t think so. If you ever interviewed him (Stedman), he would tell you that had we married, we would not be together today, because he’s a traditional man and this is a very untraditional relationship.”
Oprah also explained that she couldn’t be a wife because the word holds responsibilities she doesn’t feel capable of handling.

JUMIA celebrates Independence Day with its Nigerian customers

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JUMIA, the no #1 ecommerce site in Africa (Jumia.com.ng), celebrates the Independence Day with several activities for its Nigerian customers making online shopping even more convenient:
· Being the first distributor to bring Samsung Galaxy Note 3 exclusively to the Nigerian market
· Launching JUMIA Express to become the first ecommerce provider in Nigeria with same-day-delivery within a few hours for special product releases
· Launching the Independence Day Online Store which offers discounts and free delivery on all JUMIA products until October 1st
“Independence Day is a huge local event with high importance for all of us. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate this with our customers and to give something back to reward their loyalty.
JUMIA is the first provider bringing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to the Nigerians and will also give huge discounts and free delivery to celebrate this great date”, says Tunde Kehinde, Managing Director of JUMIA Nigeria. “The satisfaction of our customers is our main focus. We are trying to improve ourselves every day to offer an even better shopping experience. With JUMIA Express we are the only provider in Nigeria who delivers items within a few hours. That’s a huge step forward”, he adds. Continue...

Miss Nigeria 2013 Begins Advocacy against Sexual Violence

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Miss Nigeria 2013 Ezinne Akudo Anyaoha, has begun her advocacy against sexual violence against young women in Nigeria.

The Queen, passes a heartfelt message to young women in Nigeria through personal interactions, the traditional media and social media.

Recognising that sexual violence is prevalent in Nigeria, Anyaoha explain that young women can avoid being raped by avoiding walking in dark corners alone and also advised them to inform at least one person of their whereabouts at all times.

She added that young women should always talk to someone about harassment and molestation.
In her words: “Always talk to someone about harassment and molestation. Don't be a victim. Speak Up! It's your right”.
She however enjoined all well meaning Nigerians to join her in fighting this anomaly.

 The formal launch of her pet project ‘Project SEV’ an initiative which seeks to curb sexual violence against young women in Nigeria will take place in a few weeks.

Nigerian Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko Launches $500 Million African Development Fund At Nasdaq

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 - Adapted from Forbes
Nigerian oil magnate Kola Aluko and  Ghanaian-born British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng have launched Africa50, a $500 million African infrastructure project development fund.

Oscar-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx joined the two African businessmen to officially launch the fund on Wednesday at the NASDAQ in New York where they rang the opening bell.
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Africa50, a $500 million Pan-African infrastructure fund, is a joint venture between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Made In Africa Foundation (MIAF), a UK non-profit organization founded by Kola Aluko and Ozwald Boateng to facilitate development in Africa by funding large-ticket infrastructure projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

So far, Africa50 had raised about $250 million. Aluko and the African Development Bank have committed $50 million each to the fund. Together with the AfDB, the Made In Africa Foundation plans to attract investments from development finance institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and governments to the fund. Capri Global Capital, a US-based investment advisory founded by African-American fund manager Quintin E. Primo III, will work with the AfDB and MIAF in raising the additional capital. Continue...

I Go Save Covers Exclusive Edition Of ClemOgus Online Magazine

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ClemOgus Media Concept bring the face of one of Nigeria Biggest Comedian Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke Bondly Call I go Save On the Exclusive Edition of ClemOgus Online Magazine.

The magazine has featured series of Celebrities in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry. The song goddess, Amaikah and Kween(African Woman and Wanna Luv U). ClemOgus medias has been a strong force in the area of promoting nigerian celebrity and gracing important events, putting them on high note.  More Pictures After the cut...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Khloe Kardashian Drops "Odom" From Her Twitter Name

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Speculation that her marriage to Lamar Odom is all but over, Khloe Kardashian changed her Twitter and Instagram name from "KhloeKardashianOdom" to "Khloe."

According to Hollywood Life, A rep for Kardashian said that the change means absolutely nothing.

"Her Twitter name was never changed and on her Instagram she took off Kardashian AND Odom on her bio only. Her Instagram handle has ALWAYS been just Kardashian to match her twitter name — so both of her names are @KhloeKardashian. They always have been — but, yes, in her bio she removed both of her last names, so it simply says Khloe."

Even though her handle always read @KhloeKardashian, her name (which can be changed at any time) was "KhloeKardashianOdom."

TIM GODFREY PRESENTS "THE JOURNEY BEGINS"

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  From the stables of Republic of Xtreme (ROX) in conjunction with SwiftThink presents "The Journey Begins" a Tim Godfrey film which is loaded with lots of excitement, razzmatazz and worship.

Featuring in this awesome event which will go down tomorrow the 28th of September 2013 are Julius 'D' Genius Agwu (Comedian), YAW, and good music from Banky W A.K.A Mr Capable.

The venue is at Shell Hall, Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos Nigeria and the show is in two folds:
The first show is for 12pm and tickets - 2,500 Naira
Red carpet starts with second show at 5pm and tickets - 5,000 Naira.

Fatima Jabbe NAFCA (NEW PHOTOS) + 'Battered' the Movie Premieres this Saturday.

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Fatima receives NAFCA's Female Favorite Leading Actress Award 2013
 Most recently, if you heard the name Fatima Jabbe, you reflected back to her outstanding performance in the critically acclaimed movie ‘MIRROR BOY’ and her accolades in movies, which include Expedition Africa, Shattered Hearts, ‘SHAMEFUL DECEIT’, Ibu in Sierra Leone (To be premiered in October 2013). It doesn’t stop here.

On the 14th of September 2013, Africa spoke out and chose Fatima Jabbe as their female Favorite leading actress who is qualified and suitable to win the most prestigious award in Nollywood at the 2013 NAFCA (Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards) also known as the African Oscars. The award ceremony was held at the prestigious Warner Theatre in Washington DC USA and Fatima was up against tough competition, but still triumphed amongst the REAL heavy weights in the Nollywood.

Fatima also runs/supports a number of non profitable charity organisations such as ‘Gambia Meningitis Foundation’, ‘Face of the Gambia’, ‘Women of Excellence’. She is also an active member of the British Cancer Research and the John Utaka Foundation. Continue...

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Nicki Minaj flashes boobs in cropped unbuttoned jacket with no bra

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Nicki Minaj who is currently The richest female hip-hop artist in the world according to the recent list released by forbes, shows off side boobs in this daring boob-baring top and leather trouser pants as she headed to the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday to promote her brand new scent, Minajesty. She shared some of the photos on her instagram page. See more photos below...

Over 3000 models attend Music Meets Runway 2013 Model Casting

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The 2013 model casting for the premier music and fashion show, Music Meets Runway (MMR), which held last Saturday 21st September, 2013, was a tremendous success with a huge turnout of over 3000 young aspiring female and male models as against last year’s 1000 models. The event was held in the Expo Hall at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. This is the latest in a series of campaigns lined up for the third edition of the Music Meets Runway, which has been tagged, ‘The Icons Edition’. What a way to start! Continue...

Actor Chidi Mokeme to host Gulder Ultimate Search season 10

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Chidi Mokeme has been picked as the host of the 2013 Gulder Ultimate Search.

The Nollywood Actor was recently announced as the host of the Season 10 of the TV reality show over the weekend at the selection party of the 10 finalists at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos.

Mokeme was host of the first two editions of the show in 2004 and 2005 before passing the baton to colleague and friend, Bob Manuel Udokwu. He later returned last year, 2012 as host.


Mixed reactions trail Muslimah beauty pageant won by Nigerian girl

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Mixed reactions have trailed the just concluded World Muslimah Beauty Pageant organized for the Islamic womenfolk as a suitable option to the glamorous Miss World beauty pageant. The pageant which held in Jakatar, Indonesia last week, saw young Nigerian University of Lagos student, Aisha Ajibola Olabiyi, clinch the winning title, with a cash prize of $2,200 and a trip to Mecca.

Muslim women and scholars have reacted to the pageant. Some feel the pageant violated the Islamic rule on women, while others say it's a welcome development. See their reactions below...

Islamic activist, Professor Lakin Akintola released a press statement commending the organizers of the pageant as well as felicitating with the winner. Professor Akintola said:
"We align with the contest in view of the fact that the criteria were not indecent exposure and provocative postures. The contestants were tested in the areas of recitation of the Glorious Qur'an, Islamic biography, Islamic jurisprudence and current affairs. The event has also proved beyond reasonable doubt that Islam doesn't repress its women neither does it push them to the background. The event has added another feather to the cap of Nigeria and the African continent as a whole.

Faulty power cable throws Lagos airport 'MMIA' into darkness

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The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos was thrown into darkness on Tuesday and Wednesday due to a burnt power cable.

Findings by our correspondent on Wednesday revealed that some facilities such as the chillers were not functioning at the airport due to the problem.

As a result of the power cut, airlines operating from the international terminal resorted to manual check-in of passengers as all their systems packed up.

Also, profilers resorted to the use of torchlight to authenticate the profile of departing passengers, while workers on the fifth floor of the airport also had to use torchlight to access their offices. Continue...

Diddy Tops Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists 2013

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Diddy tops this year’s Forbes list of hip-hop’s top earners, pulling in $50m over the past 12 months - June 2012 - 2013. See the top 20 highest paid hip-hop artists below...

1.Diddy - $50million
2. Jay Z - $43million
3. Dr Dre - $40million
4. Nicki Minaj - $29million
5. Birdman - $21million
6. Kanye West - $20million
7. Lil Wayne - $16 million
8. Wiz Khalifa - $14million
9. Ludacris - $12 million
10. Pitbull - $11million
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