Thursday, 30 January 2014

Facebook Team Visit Konga.com’s Headquarters As Konga Wins CEAN Awards

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In an obvious show of how fast-paced Konga.com is progressing as an emerging ecommerce powerhouse in Nigeria and Africa at large, a 12 member team of the social media giant, Facebook.com, paid a courtesy visit to Konga.com offices on the 28th January, 2014.

Leading the delegation of social media gurus, Nichola Mendelsohn; Head of Facebook, Europe, Middle East and Africa, met and addressed the Konga leadership and Marketing team, where she highlighted the role and importance of Konga as a success story with a reputation that has gone beyond local shores but quickly gaining traction around Africa despite having only being in existence for less than 2 years.

The team were really interested in how Konga has been able to stamp its footprint in Nigeria in such a short time with plenty of positive feedback coming from users on Facebook

Adding further, she also emphasized their admiration and satisfaction for the successful execution of Konga’s Black Friday/Cyber Friday-Fall Yakata and Konga’s Christmas Campaigns while expressing their desire to further strengthen Facebook’s relationship with the Konga brand with mutually beneficial partnerships that would help the brand and over 12 million active people using Facebook in Nigeria as a whole. Continue...

Rapper @Yung6ix set to debut album '6ix O' Clock'

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Rapper @yung6ix is gearing up for the release of his long awaited debut studio album '6ix O' Clock'.

The critically acclaimed rapper who is popularly known as the king of the south has a packaged 16 track album (14 standard tracks and 2 bonuses) boasting an international collaboration with South African top hip-hop duo DA L.E.S as well as guest appearances from top Nigeria acts like M.I, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Phyno, Olamide, Naeto C, YQ and label-mate Percy.

The release date of the hotly anticipated LP has not been confirmed but it will be available in stores soon.Checkout the back cover below...

Tush Magazine Presents 'Meet & Greet' Autograph & Photograph Session

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On Wednesday, the 5th of February 2014 between the hours of 2pm - 4:00p.m., TUSH Magazine will be having an exclusive AUTOGRAPH & PHOTOGRAPH SESSION with Emma Nyra, Endia, Enzo, Od Woods, Reminisce, Unlimited La, Vj Adams & Yung Los.

Fresh from the release of the sixth issue of its magazine, Tush Kingdom Media announced that as part of its launch celebration for its 6th issue, Tush Magazine will be at the Ikeja City Mall, Lagos to promote their latest issue.

The magazine having being released, features the beautiful and sexy EMMA NYRA and talented raving ENDIA. It will be having its Autograph and Photograph sessions with its 6th issue cover page faces and featured artistes at BhEERHUGZ CAFE, IKEJA CITY MALL, Lagos.

Tush Kingdom Media will be giving its readers and fans great opportunities to get even closer to their cover page personalities as well as the others featured on this issue on that day at BhEERHUGZ CAFE.

Eligibity and participation is free and open to all.
Follow @TushMag9ja on twitter and tweet at us what you love most about EMMA NYRA, ENDIA, ENZO, OD WOODS or YUNG LOS. Continue...

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to be Deported from US

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A petition asking that Justin Bieber be deported is about to be reviewed by the White House.

Below are all the Xclusives from E! Online

After receiving more than 100,000 signatures, the government is now obligated to respond to the petition titled, "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card."

The petition to the Obama Administration states, "We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked."

It adds, "He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society."

As of Wednesday, Jan 29, over 113,000 signatures had been given. Continue...

Introducing the new and improved easyflex from etisalat.

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Easyflex is the all-in-one bundle plan that gives you unbelievably fantastic value to call more, browse more and text more.

The new Easyflex comes with an exciting data bonus. Customers on any of the new bundles will receive 100% bonus when they purchase any data plan from 1.5 GB and above within the next 6 months. If they activate at any Etisalat Experience Centre, they also receive 2 complimentary SIM cards to share the same data plan on other devices like iPads, smartphones and modems.

To access the new Easyflex bundles, customers can dial the following activation codes; *344*4000# for Flex 4000, *344*10000# for Flex 10000, *344*20000# for Flex 20000. Click here to learn more about Etisalat Eadyflex

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Read Indie Arie Open Letter about the Grammy Awards

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The Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer has openly condemed the Grammy Awards committed for cheating the blacks who were nominated. Below is what she has to say about it.

Kendrick lamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.
Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone - the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation.  Too much to go into here.

The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity - the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.

If the hip hop community voted on hip hop -  r&b COMMUNITY the same -  same for each category - we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC ITSELF. We all know that’s just not the way it goes. Continue...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Pitbull's song, 'We are One' (Ole Ola) chosen as official World Cup opening song

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Singing superstar Pitbull is the star to watch at the Fifa World Cup to be hosted in Brazil starting June 12, this year. Last Friday, Fifa and Sony Music Entertainment announced that ‘We Are One’ (Ole Ola), the singer’s song featuring global superstar Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian artiste Claudia Leitte has been chosen as the official World Cup opening song. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte will sing the song during the opening ceremony at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

I’m honoured to join Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the Fifa World Cup to bring the world together,” says Pitbull. “I truly believe that this great game and the power of music will help unify us, because we are best when we are one.”

Bisila Bokoko makes her 1st appearance as Ambassador of Foodie Channel TV

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Bisila Bokoko made her 1st TV appearance as the new ambassador to the Foodie TV Channel. Jose Manuel Semper was the celebrity chef who participated with Bisila during the show. Teresa Rico, the Director of Foodie Channel TV and Maria Jose Rico, CEO and Founder of the online channel were all in attendance.

Celebrity stylist Amparo Chorda styled the founder and President of Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project; Bisila for the show while make up artist Elvira gave Bisila a soft and gorgeous look. The show was done at the Les Monges hotel in Alicante, Spain and the owner, Pedro Picazo was amazing giving the shoot his full support.

If you ever visit Spain, please do check out the Les Monges hotel. Check out below few images from the TV show with Bisila and the entire crew on set.Continue...

Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim to storm Ghana on Valentine's day

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 Nollywood's leading lady Nse Ikpe-Etim will storm Ghanaian cinemas on Valentine’s day as two of her movies premiere on the big screens ‘Devil in the Detail' and Purple rose .The former produced by Shirley Frimpong- Manso and Ken Attoh will also be available online on www.sparrowstation.com . Purple Rose was directed by Pascal Amanfo.

She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. Nse got married to Clifford Sule on 14 February 2013 in Lagos.

Nse is the only Nigerian actor featured in both movies. See Devil in Detail trailer below...

Does the Anti Gay Law in Nigeria linked to Femi Kuti's Grammy Loss

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Have been thinking maybe the real reason why Femi Kuti lost out in the Grammys and also for the fourth time in a row is because of the Anti-gay law that was impose on Nigerian .

President Jonathan's anti-gay law may have been a contributing factor to his being edged out again. Although Femi himself may have known it would be same old story which maybe thats why he'd sent his elder sister to represent him at the awards,

Femi who competed in the category of ‘World Music' for his album 'No Place For My Dream' but lost out to French group Gipsy Kings and South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a tie, was said to have stood a better chance of winning the award were it not for the last minuite law which is totally against President Obama and the rest of the world.

Moreso, the gay marriage ceremony conducted on the stage of Grammy by Queen Latifah, was said to be a way of mocking Nigeria and to say its citizens would get nothing from Grammy as long as they keep kicking against President Obama.

This literally means that Nigerians don't stand the chance of being nominated in subsequent Grammys, but if they do; they stand no chance of winning. #JustSaying

Pope Francis covers Rolling Stone Magazine New Issue

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 Rolling Stone sent contributing editor Mark Binelli inside the Vatican to deliver a portrait of His Holiness, a man who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio 77 years ago in Buenos Aires, for the cover story in our new issue (on stands Friday).

What he learned was that Pope Francis is making a noticeable break from Vatican tradition, facing political issues head on and presenting a more all-inclusive attitude toward human rights – and that Catholics are appreciative.



State Security Service releases Malam Nasir el-Rufai

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The State Security Service released the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, in the early hours of Tuesday after quizzing the ex-minister for about 15 hours. Punch Reports…

Yesterday, El-Rufai, posted about their visit to the SSS Abuja office at about 9.30am on Monday via Twitter  and was released some minutes after midnight.

The bail conditions of the All Progressives Congress chief was not known as of the time of filing this report.

The former minister was summoned by the SSS for what the security agency described as provocative and inciting comments.

El-Rufai was reported to have said there would be violence if the 2015 elections are not free and fair.

D’banj Joins ‘One’ To Launch The Year Of Agriculture

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 Nigerian singer-songwriter D’banj, will be at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week to help ONE officially launch the campaign during the ‘Year of Agriculture’ campaign at the AU Summit. He will unveil the official name and logo of the campaign, as well as launch ONE’s online petition, calling on leaders to invest more and better in agriculture.

In February, the pop-star will lead top artists from around the continent to record a song produced by iconic producer Cobhams Asuquo and music video, aimed at promoting agriculture among youths on the continent. This announcement was just made at a press launch in Lagos where D’Banj was announced as the face for the continent-wide campaign.

D’banj and Cobhams Asuquo were present at the conference and spoke with enthusiasm about the attention the agricultural sector needs and the passion for the Year of Agriculture’.

I look forward to this project, the fact that I will be working with some of Africa’s biggest stars is fantastic.“; Cobhams Asuquo said during the press conference. Checkout more photos gathered at the conference below...

Monday, 27 January 2014

Nigeria's Konga to sue Rocket Internet over domain names

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Nigerian online retailer Konga.com to sue German company Rocket Internet to court over domain name ownership. According to Vanguard report, Rocket Internet is the parent company of Nigerian online retailer, jumia.com. Konga has alleged that Rocket Internet has registered Konga-related domain names in ten different countries where it might like to establish operations, should it decide on expansion outside of Nigeria.

The list of the domain names and the countries where they are registered include: Konga.cd for Cote D'Ivoire, Konga.cm for Cameroun, Konga.ly for Libya, Konga.mu for Mauritius, Konga.ma for Morocco, Konga.mw for Malawi, Konga.sc for Seychelles, Konga.sh for Saint Helena, Konga.co.ke for Kenya and Konga.co.za for South Africa.

Konga's public relations strategist, Ifeanyi Abraham, told Vanguard that Rocket Internet had intentionally registered the domain names in order to effectively ensure that Konga does not come into the orbit of their competition. He said that Konga has exhausted every option to retrieve the names and would engage Rocket Internet in litigation. He noted that Konga would follow all legal procedures and alternatives there are in all the jurisdictions where those domain names have been registered.

Seun Kuti reveals Why he Has No Endorsement Deal Yet

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You know before people or organization can Endorse you, i think the first thing they look is people who can get others attention (An Attention Seeker).  Now Nigerian musician, and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti was asked why he hasn't been getting endorsement deals like many other artistes Here is what the singer said,
“I know the telecommunications do a lot of that. But I don’t think I have anything that they can sell. Nobody sells honesty, they only sell flamboyance. I think people should focus on the grassroots, on the poor.”

Amaechi, Ngige, Al-Mustapha All Escort El-Rufai To SSS Office

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 After the State Security Service, SSS, stormed former FCT Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai's home on Friday to invite him to their headquarters but met his absence, the former Minister has decided to honour their invitation by going to their Headquarters this morning, along with some APC chiefs. Governor Rotimi Amaechi, APC National Secretary, Treasurer, Senator Ngige and Al Mustpha were part of the people with him. But it seems the SSS men are only interested in talking to El-Rufai alone. See the rest of his tweets below...

New Music : Itopa - Amosu Freestyle [Waconzy Cover]

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Waconzy Recently released the official remix of his hit song Amosu with top serrie leone stars. Like that was not enough, Itopa decided to jump on the song giving Waconzy’s Amosu a new twist on this unique Indigenous rap version.
He went really hard on this track with his indigenous style. Am really loving this flavour of Amosu. It has everything a DJ needs to rock any party

Without any further ado Download and Enjoy Itopa’s Amosu Freestyle. Produced by Chimaga

Friday, 24 January 2014

Nigerian/British Actor, Ejiofor bags Oscar ‘Best Actor’ Nomination

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Film industry in the United States is counting down to the Oscars coming up in March, and the nominations are out.

Making the list is ’12 Years A Slave’, which has nine nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.

Stars from the movie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Micheal Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o, have also been nominated for Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.

Ejiofor has been nominated for his performance as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s harrowing drama. The actor plays Northup, a black New Yorker who is kidnapped and sold to a New Orleans plantation, run by Best Supporting Actor nominee, Michael Fassbender.

Should he win the ‘Best Actor’ at the Oscar, Ejiofor who is of Nigerian origin, would be the first black British actor to receive the accolade.

The winners will be announced at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

SSS Visits Nasir Nasir El-Rufia’s Abuja Home to Arrest Him

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The State Security Service (SSS) arrived at the house of Nasir El-Rufia unannounced in order to arrest him.

According to reports, they visited the home of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja for failure to honour an invitation extended to him.

His son Bello El-Rufia made the announcement of their arrival on Twitter, saying that they even threatened to force their way through the gate.

New Video: Reminisce (@IamReminisce) "Daddy" Feat. @iam_Davido

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   Patrick Elis Pictures presents the official video by the Reminisce for the "Daddy" single. The track is off Reminisce's album "Alaga Ibele" and features the vocals of none other than Davido.

The video is fun - energetic - and you get to see Reminisce grooving in his Yoruba attire.

Follow On Twitter      @IamReminisce                  @iam_Davido

KaySwitch in a hot romance with Liberian Model Monica Subramani

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Kehinde Oyebanjo popularly known by his stage name KaySwitch, sources say has been dating Miss Liberia 2011 Meenakshi Monica Subramani for a year now and the pair this week celebrated their first anniversary.

Monica took to her instagram page to show her love to him by uploading a picture of them and tagging it ‘1 year and still going strong. I love you baby. #AlwaysnForever‘,

KaySwitch’s twin sister Taiwo Oyebanjo got married to Cool FM’s Dotun last year.  Is it that we are going to hear wedding bells in the Oyebanjo fmaily anytime soon?

Botswana Fashion: Discover quality Jewellery, Handbags and Accessories at African Lace

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Spice up your look this month with some eye-popping accessories all made in Botswana.

Zen Magazine Africa releases their 1st editorial feature for January featuring a Botswana based fashion label who create accessories, jewellery and handbags,with model Asalepele Omphile looking great on the shot.

Check out Zen contents for January and please do remember to drop your comments for the designer in the box below! Tell her what you think of her collection. You can email your orders toafrikalace@gmail.com Continue...

MTN Project Fame Diva, Adetoun Adekoya Debuts With ‘Omo Naaa’

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You probably fell in love with her while she was one of the finalists on the MTN Project Fame West Africa  reality TV show. Adetoun was the runner-up in Season 5.

The graduate of Mass Communication from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria knows how to hold an audience spell bound and she delivers an energetic debut Waka number titled 'Omo Naaa' which translates to 'That Child' - a befitting introductory number! Listen and Enjoy.

Nicki Minaj Slams ESPN Cover..., talks about poor Photoshopped

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The singer and basketball star Kobe Bryant covers the publication's Music Issue -- but she's ticked over her photo, which she says was Photoshopped in all the wrong ways.

"When retouching goes wrong," she wrote on Instagram, posting a closeup of the cover.

"I love my personal unretouched photos where my forehead doesn't mysteriously grow in length," she added, while sharing a ton of pics from behind the scenes of the shoot.

While she looks a little off in the cover, it's hard to say for sure that ESPN actually retouched her into oblivion. She looks very similar in the personal pics that she shared, meaning it could just come down to a bad wig. Checkout below the full pics of the Publication Issue...

Nigeria opposition to block budget until 'rule of law' restored

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's main opposition party will block the passage of this year's budget until what it described as lawlessness is ended in politically volatile Rivers state in the southern oil region, it said on Friday.

According to The Star Reports,
The All Progressives Congress (APC), which now holds a majority in the lower house of parliament, also said it would block the confirmation of twelve new ministers and four military chiefs President Goodluck Jonathan appointed this month. Nigeria is fighting a violent Islamist insurgency in the northeast.

Politics has become increasingly heated in Africa's top oil exporter since four opposition parties merged last February into the APC. Six state governors and dozens of lawmakers defected from the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) late last year.

Political wrangling is expected to continue until elections next year and could damage Africa's second largest economy, at a time when oil savings are dwindling and its currency, which has been largely stable, is under pressure.

"The APC hereby directs its members in the National Assembly to block all legislative proposals, including the 2014 Budget ... until the rule of law and constitutionalism is restored in Rivers State," an APC statement said.

PDP Spokesman Olisa Metuh responded by accusing the APC of a "devilish plot to undermine the nation's security system ... (and) cripple the nation's economy".

Actress Roseline Sanni shows her curvy side in new photos

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Roseline Sanni Ajose is an international Actress/Movie producer. Roseline Sanni-Ajose Acted in her first movie titled “Promise” (2005) Produced by Nelson Spky Productions.

Yoruba Movie titled “Oriyomi” (2010) Produced by Femi Fadeyi. Manncomm Productions Nigeria.

In 2010, Roseline Sanni –Ajose formed and Registered her own Production Company. Inspiration Production Limited (Registered in UK and Ireland) 2010, Produced a Movie titled “Life! Living it!” By inspiration Production and Steve Nash Productions.

2013, Roseline Sanni-Ajose released her second movie titled “Labo! Life is a Journey”. Gathering of African’s Best (GAB Award) winning movie that recorded unprecedented audience at the first Premiere 2nd August, Odeon Cinema and 2nd Screening at Harris Academy Theatre 2013. London, United Kingdom.

“Labo” Movie is an afro-Caribbean Movie, based on a family battled for Cultural Supremacy. This movie is first of its kind in the history of African movie story telling. Its speaks to migrate and African’s in Diaspora not to forget their root and cultural. Labo also encouraged the youth to stay away from crime. Continue...

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Omotola Fetes Less Priviledged At New Office Complex

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Superstar actress and Business Mogul Omotola has just purchased a multi million Naira property in Ikeja. The large expanse of property located right on Mobolaji bank Anthony way on investigation was purchased towards the end f 2013!
Although the Actress who we hear is a heavy investor in Real estate was unwilling to disclose how much the large property with two buildings on it set her back with, she was very exited to welcome Friends,family and different homes and orphanages to party at the property during Christmas for her Oyep/Give and let give event.
In attendance was Capt Ekeinde ( c.e.o Aquatic jungle ),Omowunmi Akinifesi( Oyep Role model 2013), some widows from the Oyep 20 widows makeover, two orphanages and another Home for widows( Golden Crest ).
There was music,dancing,performances by Nasiru "tanana", fresh boy samuel etc

Supported by :- Redhot concepts Ltd., Supported by:- crested crane travels., Supported by:- Golden Crest Home, Cake donated by :- Oven and bakes. Omotola has just released a new single ‘Baren Land’. Check it and more photos from the event below...

Comedian Brando Murphy threatens to sue Eddie Murphy

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Comedian Brando Murphy made claims that Eddie Murphy is his father, the funny man could possibly sue him for millions.

According to TMZ,
Eddie’s lawyer Marty Singer wrote up a letter, detailing Brandon's shoddy activity, including changing his last name, performing with Richard Pryor’s son Mason in the Sons of Comedy tour and showing up to Eddie’s regular coffee spots, screaming “My father won’t talk to me!”

The 27 year old fired back with his own threatening note to Eddie, insisting he's never presented himself as Eddie's son and calling Eddie's accusations “vile, base, contemptible, miserable, wretched and loathsome." Brando has also threatened to sue him for defamation if he continues his “campaign of intimidation.”

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