Sunday, 29 December 2013

Chinese Action Star Jet Li says he has an overactive thyroid

05:00 0 Comments
Jet Li says he's being treated for an overactive thyroid, but he's determined to fight the condition head-on.

The Chinese action star known for his kung fu skills discussed his diagnosis during the taping of a talent show he's judging in China.

He said his weight has fluctuated but he's taking it all in stride. Li joked about his weight gain and said "I'm fat, I don't have the time to lose it. It's a fact!"

He explained that exercise is not advised with the medication he's taking. An overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, causes changes in a person's metabolism and heart rate, among other symptoms, but is generally treatable with medications.

He said his weight has fluctuated but he's taking it all in stride. Li joked about his weight gain and said "I'm fat, I don't have the time to lose it. It's a fact!" Continue...

Singer Adokiye Khiran spends N30,000 to make her Mohawk hair

03:30 0 Comments

Singer Adokiye Khiran in an interview she revealed that she spends N30,000 in making her hair for just few days, and of which makes her to repeat it in days.

She says it takes a long process, which involves, trimming, cutting, tinting and setting. She also said she can never have a tattoo because her mom forbids it and she won’t be caught dead leaving her home without her glasses because they protect her eyes from hash weather and she could also wink at someone without the person noticing her.

Lastly she currently has 39 different types of perfume, because they keep coming out with new ones every day and she is a perfume freak.

Olusegun Agbaje, Mo Abudu and Aliko Dangote listed among the Top 13 Nigerian CEOs in 2013 by Ventures Africa

02:00 0 Comments
Ventures Africa recently unveiled its list of the Top 13 CEOs of 2013.  They include Africa’s richest man and the known Oga at the Top for Nigerian businesses Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group.

Mo Abudu who has been called by many as “Africa’s Oprah” also makes the list. It is an impressive fete for the chief executive officer and chairwoman of Ebony Life TV, who launched her network in July 2013.

Guaranty Trust Bank’s CEO Olusegun Agbaje also ranks high on the list. Many would have wonder what will be the fate of GTBank after its co-founder and former CEO Tayo Aderiokun passed away in 2011. But Olusegun Jimi Agbaje has proved to be a worthy successor by taking the bank to a greater height.

Others include;
Chidi Okoro – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC
Michael Ikpoki – MTN Nigeria
Funke Opeke – MainOne
Michael Arumemi-Ikhide – Arik Air
Florence Seriki – Omatek Ventures PLC
Leo-Stan Ekeh – Zinox Group
Oscar Onyema – Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)
Udeme Ufot – SO&U Advertising Agency
Stephen Olabisi Onasanya – First Bank PLC
Sola David Borha – Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC

For the review on all the Top CEOs, click here

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Jay Z and Beyonce spend $6,000 at New York sex toy store

11:30 0 Comments
According to a report by Radar Online, Beyonce and Jay Z dropped $6, 000 on sex toys at famous New York sex shop Babeland on December 26. And insider told the online news publication that the couple spent thousands of dollars on titillating toys to help them celebrate the season.
“They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme,” the insider tells Radar exclusively. “It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!”

Yaw To Join Wiz Kid, Wande Coal Others For Koga One Night Stand

11:00 0 Comments
 Popular On air personality Yaw is the host for the December edition of Koga One Night Stand holding today Saturday December 28, 2013

The leading Lagos mainland musical concert which has witnessed performances from the likes of Sound sultan, Olamide, Kay switch, Samklef, Skales, Eva and Ketchup will play host to Wizkid, Terry G, Wande Coal, Reminisce and Sean Tizzle.

Koga open house finalists: Zayo, Skinnie Tweed and Dris, are also billed to perform at this event.

The event will take place today Saturday December 28 at the Koga event Centre: 2 Bolaji Street, Oregun, we hope to see you there!

Comedienne, Oluwadamilola Adekoya (Princess) marriage crashes

10:30 0 Comments

The seven-month union between Comedienne, Oluwadamilola Adekoya, popularly known as Princess, and Adeshola Jeremiah has crashed as the chubby comedienne said they split due to “irreconcilable differences” (so different from each other that they cannot be made compatible).

It was learnt that the marriage had not been a bed of roses as both parties had been having incessant fights, which necessitated family and friends intervening on several occasions.

Princess, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos, got married on May 8, 2013.  She earlier confirmed the split to an online entertainment site, thenet.ng.

She also confirmed the story to Punch correspondent in a telephone interview.

Princess said, “It is true, my marriage has ended. We got married in May. We tried to work it out but we couldn’t.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole escapes death in Edo crash

09:30 0 Comments
Press Statement Released

Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State at about 9.45am Saturday, 28th December, 2013 on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village. The incident occurred at about 9.45am at Ewu, in Edo Central Senatorial District, when a Peugeot J5 Bus filled with tomatoes and plantains apparently lost control and rammed into the Governor’s Flag Car from the opposite direction before swerving into a road side ditch.

Three vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were in front of the Governor’s Flag Car and had passed the Peugeot J5 Bus before it [J5 Bus] had direct impact with the Governor’s Car which had the Governor, his Aide-De-Camp [ADC] and his Driver as occupants. The Governor’s Car was badly affected but no injuries were sustained by both occupants of the Peugeot J5 Bus and that of the Governor’s.

American rapper/Actor DMX Settles $1 million child support case

09:00 0 Comments
Earl Simmons, better known by his stage names DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. DMX just settled a HUGE $1 million child support case ... and TMZ has learned he's now in Europe trying to recoup some of that cash.

DMX was accused of owing more than 10 years of back child support to Patricia Trejo. Because he owed so much ... DMX wasn't allowed to have a passport ... which meant he was prohibited from traveling to any overseas gigs.

DMX's rep tells TMZ the child support case has now been settled -- he wouldn't say for how much but TMZ learnt X paid off a huge chunk.

Nati, DMX's rep, says X got his passport back  ... and now he's on tour in Europe ... where he's trying to score some quick coin.

"I'm not ready for marriage' - Nigerian Highlife Musician Flavour says

08:00 0 Comments
In a recent interview with Vanguard, Flavour said he's single and not thinking of marriage

People will always talk and turn around stories. But I am still single because marriage is not my priority for now. I  still want to hit the top before thinking about marriage. It’s not yet time. I am still concentrating on my music.

He also explains how he manages to stays away from controversy/scandal

I try to stay away from trouble. For instance, I don’t even  go to clubs. Any time I want to do something, I do it in the comfort of my house. I party inside my house. I do my  recording inside my house. When you start mingling and partying with everybody in different places that is where one or two things would start to emerge.

I’m either here in my house or in my second house on the Island. When you mingle much with people, at times you start trusting people that are not supposed to be trusted. You start having divided attention. You would take a picture and make joke with it and tomorrow it’s all over the newspapers and internet.

Photos from the Launch of Flatop Loungue by Slicks

07:10 0 Comments
 SLICKS Bar aka Club slicks is an atmosphere of class, style and prestige,from its high-brow location in one of the most expensive residential estates on the island – Club slicks sits proudly by the entrance of VGC (Victoria Garden City).

On Tuesday, 24th of December 2013, Slicks launched Flatop Loungue, which makes them have a 2 in 1 club. The Party which features big celebs like DJ Humility, DJ Neptune, Shank and many more.

The club has been known over the years for its uniqueness in terms of quality of crowd,class & style of ladies and clientele you find there. The environment is serene,conducive, accommodating and satisfying. It is a one stop point for all your needs in terms of entertainment,relaxation,grill and kitchen, we also spot a beauty spa to keep you looking good.

The club opens everyday due to the way it has been structured which also makes it different from others,Thursdays is the Karaoke & comedy night,fridays and saturdays club nights,sundays classical live band music…feel free to walk in anytime, anyday as the door is always open and we always welcome and pamper you….@clubslicks – always a classic!!! Checkout more pics gathered at the launch of Flatop Loungue below...

Son kills mother because he says she ruined his life

06:30 0 Comments

A 22 year old man killed his mother with a knife and yanked her intestines out because according to him she 'ruined his life'

The man accused of killing his mother in Deep River, Conn., on Thurs., disemboweled her, according to a police report. Troopers responded to a home at 131 Rattling Valley Road around 1 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call from the victim's ex-husband.

Robert Owen Rankin, the victim's 22-year-old son, was arrested and charged with murder. Rankin and his father were outside the house when police arrived.

On Friday, state police identified the victim as 45-year-old Margaret Rohner. According to court documents, Rankin admitted the crime to his father and then to the first state police trooper who arrived on the scene.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Flavour, Kcee, Chidinma, Sound Sultan and Professor Feature in Soundtrack of Shuga 3

10:00 0 Comments
    Produced by Del’B, the "Sweet Like Shuga" video has finally arrived. This track is a collaboration of some of Nigeria’s hottest talents such as Flavour, Sound Sultan, Chidinma, Kcee and Professor. The music video which was directed by renowned director, Clarence Peters, gives us a snippet of what to expect in Season 3 of MTV Base/MTV Staying Alive's drama series Shuga.

Sweet Like Shuga” is about the temptations faced by young people and echoes some of the key storylines in the Shuga TV series, which finds it key cast members engaging in a whole range of risky behaviours from multiple sexual partners to unprotected sex, teenage pregnancy, gender-based violence and failing to disclose their HIV status.

Watch the Shuga Series HERE

Like Shuga on Facebook HERE, Follow Shuga on Twitter @MTVShuga
Join the conversation about Shuga using the hashtag #ShugaNaija

Smile This Christmas with Goodies from Lenovo and Konga.com

09:00 0 Comments

There is no better time to smile than this special month of Christmas, and the world's top PC maker, Lenovo and Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall, Konga.com want to ensure you smile through this month with the “Christmas by Lenovo” promo.


This special promo which will run from now till the end of December gives you an opportunity to enjoy amazing prices, N10,000 cash back and the chance to win the critically acclaimed four mode(Laptop mode, stand mode, Tent mode and Tablet Mode) Lenovo Yoga 11s convertible Ultrabook by simply buying any of the new laptop models introduced by Lenovo on Konga.com


With this special offer, you can get the best holiday gift for yourself or your loved ones at the lowest price ever, N10,000 cashback and the chance to win the Lenovo Yoga 11s convertible Ultrabook.
To stand a chance to win this amazing Lenovo Yoga 11s convertible Ultrabook, simply buy one of the amazing Laptops here and wait for the special draw.




LWN: Pope Francis named Time person of the year

08:00 0 Comments
Time magazine on Wednesday named Pope Francis its person of the year, saying that in nine months in office the head of the Catholic Church had become a new voice of conscience.

"For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is TIME's 2013 Person of the Year," wrote managing editor Nancy Gibbs.

Waconzy makes peace with Flavour & other celebs

07:17 0 Comments
The Chairman and CEO of DV8 MEDIA; Waconzy has apologized on his a misunderstanding with Flavour, Tonto Dike, Olamide, Timaya Davido. He replied positively to Flavour's apology and made reparation and also apologised to these celebrities.
He cleared the dust, and made everyone comprehend that he has nothing against these companions.
Fans on twitter see Waconzy as someone who possesses a sense of Majority and right judgement and NoCoolStory sees the same. I hope he doesn’t fall a victim of any future misapprehension that would cause irreverent dispute.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Is Kim Kardashian to blame for Kanye’s plummeting popularity?

10:15 0 Comments
This article was posted on Fox News. Please read and tell what you think

Is it a "Kardashian kurse" or is Kanye West losing his cool all on his own? In any case, popularity problems seem to be plaguing the once untouchable rap sensation.

West’s performance this week brought just 4,500 people to the Sprint Center, a venue built for 19,000, meaning less than 24 percent of seats were occupied. He has had to cancel several other shows throughout his nationwide tour and drew criticism when he stopped a Florida concert after only three songs and demanded the lights be turned off before launching a profanity-laced rant at the tech staff and storming off the stage.


So is West’s egotistical, bizarre behavior finally taking its toll on fans?

Photos from the Launch Party of K2o Entertainment on Saturday

09:45 0 Comments
 
K2o Entertainment an entertainment company which runs three arms of services, Record label, Promotion & Artist management on Saturday 7th of December 2013, Launched the industry.

The part which took place at the Upstream Night Club, 20 Langbasa road Ajah, Lekki, Lagos features people like Tah-Mac from the US performing his hit single "OXYGEN" feat. REDMAN, South London Artist 'Mensa', Kesra Allie (Singer/ Actress), Irene Eyo-Ephraim (Actress/Writer) with DJ Meez from Los Angeles.

Talking about the making of K2o Entertainment, CEO Obinna Okpara brings his mien, vast experience, acumen and zest for quality and professionalism to the entertainment industry in Nigeria. He hopes to buoy the industry here with his ingenuity by exploring in-depth, state of Hip- hop post 9-11 in correlation to the Nigerian entertainment industry.

K2o is to the entertainment industry what water is to the human body "in his famous expression...K2o just like you need H2o"  Continue below to see more pics at the event...

Saturday, 7 December 2013

2014 Grammy Awards nominations revealed: See the full list

08:30 0 Comments
 
Yesterday Friday December 6th, the Recording Academy revealed the full list of nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards, which will take place January 26th 2014. The full list below...

Album Of The Year:

The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Read Singer WAJE Exclusive Interview with Zen Magazine Africa

07:30 0 Comments
Waje has been singing for a long time. Now, with global success in her sights, she talks to Zen Magazine about what inspired her to get into music, and what it feels like to be a mother, and a brand ambassador. She also has a word of advice to all aspiring singers. Continue below to enjoy the exclusive interview...

Crowd of People Mourns Mandela as burial plans announced

06:30 0 Comments
Heavy Crowd of people mourn the late Nelson Mandela on Friday to pay their last respects to the former South African president just as his burial plans were also announced.

President Jacob Zuma announced that the anti-apartheid hero would be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15, 2013, in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, alongside three of his children who had been deceased.

Zuma also stated that an official memorial service would be held for Mandela on December 10, 2013, at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg.

In his speech on Friday,  Zuma said the day Mandela would be laid to rest would be a “national day of prayer and reflection”, in which the country’s citizens would gather in religious houses to pray and meditate on the life of the African icon.

The burial arrangement also stated that Mandela’s body would lie in state at the seat of government in Pretoria from Wednesday, December 11-13, 2013.

MP3 DOWNLOAD: Sunny Neji – One North One Love

06:02 0 Comments
"Sunny Neji is back with a new track titled "One North One Love". The song is Sunny Neji's way of encouraging his kinsmen to embrace political peace in the forthcoming elections. The focus of his cry are the five local government areas that make up the North of Cross River State where Sunny Neji hails from.

Sunny Neji will also be holding a "One North One Love" New Year Concert with friends such as Alariwo and other classic stars.  Continue...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

"I'm in a gay relationship" - UK Olympic diver Tom Daley reveals

04:00 0 Comments
UK's Olympic diver Tom Daley, today revealed that he is gay. In a youtube broadcast he made and posted this morning, the 19year old Olympic bronze medalist revealed that "he is currently dating a guy and he couldn't be happier".
"In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great. That someone is a guy."

Meanwhile Tom Daley beat David Beckham, and Prince Harry to be crowned the World's Sexiest Man by Attitude magazine, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual (LGBT) mag produced in the UK.

Delectable Soundcity VJ “ADAMS” Hosts The Opening Party Of Club Novonia!

03:00 0 Comments

Friday 13th December 2013, Novonia Bar & Lounge invites you and you as they would be holding an exciting opening party of its club. The event which is going to take place in the heart of the Nation promises to be an unforgettable and the first of it's kind to be held in Benin City!

The event which will be headlined by performances and appearances from surprise guest artistes and DJs will be hosted by Soundcity's ever delectable VJ Adams with exclusive coverage from Soundcity TV crew and youth magazine, Tush Magazine.

It’s indeed going to be a night of fun and dance as the organizers promise a night to remember at Club Novonia Bar & Lounge. Continue...

Monday, 2 December 2013

The Kardashians reveal their weird 2013 family Christmas card

09:00 0 Comments
The thing i found in this is that i can't tell who is who in the card. Plus all the Kardashian men, including Rob, Kanye, Scott, and Lamar are missing. The only man present is Bruce Jenner who is locked in a glass booth. Then the Kardshian kids are missing, except maybe that's baby Penelope Kourtney is holding. Can't tell! The weirdest part is the art work you see in the background....Christmas cards shouldn't be this dark!

Leading digital music platform, iROKING, announces that its new CEO

08:30 0 Comments
Njoku was the original founder and CEO of iROKING alongside his role at iROKOtv, the world's largest online catalogue of Nollywood movies. Njoku will now return to take overall control of iROKING artist management, all aspects of music distribution, including YouTube, iTunes and Amazon distribution, and oversee platform partnerships with the likes of Mxit and Eskimi.

Speaking on returning to a company he founded, Jason Njoku says: "What we've built with iROKING in its 23 month history is pretty incredible. There's a lot of chat amongst the technorati about the potential of the African online music space - now is the time to put words into action, hence why I'm taking a more hands-on approach to growing iROKING from a solid online Nigerian music distributor into a behemoth of a pan-African music platform".  

As of 2014, there will also be a renewed focus on the monetization of Nigerian digital content, as well as greater emphasis on strategic partnerships with leading companies in the industry.

More on the story from Jason Njoku's blog 

OAP Matse Uwatse her transition from single to married woman

07:30 0 Comments
 Many knew her when she was with Wazobia FM. Matse Uwase is now married, and expecting her first child. Read her inspiring story below:   
                                   
  “2013 slowly is coming to an end. A year of many joys and enlightenment. If one had told me on the 31st of December 2012 when I lit fireworks and screamed "Happy New Year!" that I would be married and expecting a miracle; my mini-me, I would have doubted.

If someone had told me I would be a dual citizen of Nigeria and Germany, I would have wondered how. I was terribly hurt in 2012 but in just one year my life changed forever. Some have said, "Can she ever settle down?", "Who will marry this feminist?" "Which man go put this one for house?"

Well, my God has answered those questions. :-) I have grown mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I have learnt not to be selfish and more tolerant. It wasn't all roses in 2013...I lost my job that I put so much into but gratefully other doors are opening. I was sick beyond comprehension and thought I would die but God was with me. Continue...

Follow Us @XclusiveAfrica

@soratemplates