Thursday, 31 July 2014

#MenteDeModa: The Best Shopping Experience In Lagos

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Mente de Moda was created to give new brands a rare opportunity to get their products onto the fashion high street. It gives labels the opportunity to experiment with physical retail, get face-to-face consumer feedback, and test the market.

This August sees the return of the Fashion&Art showcase with bigger and more eccentric brands, the time has come to expose underrated talent, trailblazers, pacesetters and truly gifted minds within the fashion and art sphere.

Since inception the Mente de Moda franchise has been known to cater to a wide demographic of buyers and sellers, not just within the Lagos district but from other cities across the country.

Alicia Keys Expecting Second Child With Husband Swizz Beatz

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The 33-year-old singer chose the eve of her fourth wedding anniversary today to announce she and husband Swizz Beatz - with who she has three-year-old son Egypt - are expecting their second child together.

Alongside an instagram picture of herself and her spouse in which she can be seen cradling her growing bump, she wrote: "Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !!.

"And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here's to many many more years of the best parts of life! (sic)"

Jovago Is 1! Freebies Up For Grabs For Kids Born On 5th August 2013

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Jovago, www.jovago.com – Africa’s largest online hotel booking platform turns 1 on the 5th of August and has kicked off a competition to give back to Nigerians who have helped the company grow so quickly.

The competition requires parents whose children were born on the 5th of August 2013, to post a picture of the child on Jovago’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jovago.com/ or Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/JovagoTravel/ @jovagotravel and write the child’s birthday. The lucky child, who was born at the same time when Jovago was established, would get loads of gifts from the company.

The company’s Managing Director, Marek Zmyslowski says “this is our way of not only giving back to our community, but also identifying with all the amazing families whose children share birth dates with Jovago.com”

Blessing Okagbare Can Create Another Record in 200m Final - Falilat Ogunkoya

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Africa fastest women 400m runner Falilat Ogunkoya on Wednesday said Commonwealth track and field queen, Blessing Okagbare can return a sub-22 in the final of the women 200m slated for Thursday.

"I was not surprised when she won the women 100m with a new Commonwealth record of 10.85 sec because she is in very good shape" said Ogunkoya who set the Africa record of 49.10 sec in the 400m at the Atlanta 96 Olympic Games.

Ogunkoya who has a personal best of 22.22 sec in the 200m said from the heats of the 100m it was obvious that Okagbare will win the 100m," after watching the heats, I knew the 100m gold was already in our bag, then my friend Micheal Johnson who is working for BBC further

Teenager's strapped with explosives arrested in Katsina

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Nigeria security operatives have arrested a 10-year old girl strapped with explosives as well as two members of Boko Haram, Mike Omeri, Coordinator of the national Information Centre revealed at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.

Omeri identified the teen bomb carrier as Iliya Dahiru while the two Boko Haram suspects are Zainab Musa and Hadiza Musa, both 18 years.

According to him, the three suspects were arrested on Tuesday at about 10pm along Zaria road in the Tudun Wada area of Funtua metropolis in Katsina while they were driving in a Honda CRV car.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Lagos State To Begin Search For Those On The Plane With Liberian Ebola Victim

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Lagos State commissioner for Health, Dr.Jide Idris has announced that the State has instigated a search for those on the same flight form Togo to Lagos with Liberia’s Patrick Sawyer who died last Friday in Lagos of Ebola virus.

The commissioner announced that it was mandatory in order to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the state, which many in-turn spread across the nation.

We are going to trace all of them, each one of them is going to be questioned. There is a protocol they will follow in terms of questioning. They are going to be monitored in the next 21 days to see if any of them has the symptoms,” Idris said.

No More TuFace, Call me TuBaba - Innocent Idibia

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Nigerian pop singer, Innocent Idibia, has been in the industry for 17 years   has a new stage name. He is now to be called Tu Baba, instead of Tu Face.

Idibia made this known,  while performing songs from his new album,The Ascension at ‘The industry Nite’,on Thursday, at Spice Route Club, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 I am holding a send forth party for 2face, and after tonight’s event, I will now be known as Tubaba, he was quoted to have said.

BREAKING: Another bomb blast in Kano

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Less than 24 hours after a bomb explosion killed at least five people in Kano State, another explosion has occurred in the state.
Monday’s explosion occurred near an NNPC mega station, Hotoro Quarters, along Maiduguri Road.
The casualty is yet to be ascertained.
The Nigerian Police confirmed the Monday morning explosion via its twitter page. It advised residents to stay clear of the scene.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Liberian Man With Ebola Virus In Lagos Dies

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Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, who had been quarantined since falling ill after arriving in the Nigerian state of Lagos for a conference last Sunday, has died, allafrica.com says.

A Liberian government official, speaking on condition of anonymity said the news of Sawyer's death was relayed to Liberia by the Nigerian embassy, early Friday morning.

Nigerian government health authorities announced Thursday that Sawyer, 40 was being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Sawyer's death is the first recorded case of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Meet Nigeria's youngest pilot - he's only 19!

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According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Daniel Adeyileka (pictured above) is the youngest pilot in Nigeria.

He was born in 1995 in Newcastle, England and had his primary and secondary education in Scotland then came back to Nigeria to do his A-levels. At 17, he proceeded to Delta Flight school in Texas, USA, where he obtained his Private Pilot License (PPL) and his International General Certificate of Secondary Education. He is currently a First Officer.

#Beinspired. You're never too young to pursue your dreams. Read more about him below...

Gen. Buhari releases statement on attack, says it was an assassination attempt

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General Buhari has released a statement on yesterday's attack on his convoy in Kaduna, describing it as a clear assassination attempt. Find the statement he signed himself below....

"I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo – Kaduna about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.
The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt, came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car but was blocked by my escort vehicle. We reached the market area of Kawo where he took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly denoted the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy. Continue...

Adama Indimi Spotted At D’banj’s Mum’ Birthday Party

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Daughter of billionaire businessman Alhaji Mohammed Indimi and the Chief Executive Officer & founder of Kauna Solutions ltd, Adama Indimi was on Tuesday spotted at D’banj’s mom’s birthday party which held at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel.

Every of Mrs Oyebanjo’s children where there with their partners, including Dotun of Cool Fm who recently got married to D’banj’s younger sister, Taiwo and Adama was there as D’banj’s date!

These two have been romantically linked in the past, but have both kept mute about the rumours.

Photo: Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Meets Jonathan

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Yesterday, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi, visited President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time, since he became the Emir of Kano.

Sanusi, was one of the northern traditional rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III to join the president at the Presidential Villa, for the breaking of Ramadan fast.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Beyonce-Jay Z rubbish divorce rumours, share romantic lunch date

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Music industry's power couple Jay Z and Beyonce have shrugged off split rumours after they were spotted taking a day off in New Orleans for a romantic lunch date.

The couple - who are currently on their joint 'On The Run' world tour - are said to be working out a way to break-up without divorcing following the final dates of tour in Paris this December and have already removed their wedding rings.

However, things seemed to be the opposite this weekend when the couple who have been married for six years, were seen spending some time alone, enjoying an intimate lunch at Cochon Restaurant in New Orleans. They also had their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Blue Ivy with them.

I Never Slept With Two Blood Sisters- Desmond Elliot Reveals

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Nollywood Actor, Desmond Elliot has denied the claims that went viral some months back that he has been sleeping with two young sisters who were put in his care.

Desmond who reacted to the statement in a new interview cleared the airwaves and said he never slept with any of the girls and will never do that because they are like his real sisters. They are family friends, he said saying...

"I don’t know. It was baseless. The ladies in question are my wards and I take care of them. Do I have to be related to them by blood? We are family friends and we have been family friends for years. Their parents are abroad and whenever they are in Nigeria, they stay with me, so it was a baseless distraction and the person who did the article about me has since apologised," he said.

Nigeria's Discovery Air Partners With Jovago.com

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Jovago, www.jovago.com – Africa’s largest online hotel booking platform has signed a white label partnership with one of Nigeria’s domestic carriers, Discovery Air to provide more accessible hotel booking services to Nigerians.

This partnership with Discovery Air – which makes Jovago.com their official hotel partner – will ensure that Nigerians visiting the Discovery Air website http://www.discoveryair.com.ng/ can find and book from over 200,000 hotels around the world, available on Jovago.com. This would make it even easier for travellers visiting the website to find and book hotels in a few simple clicks.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Kanye West Covers GQ Magazine August 2014 Issue

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Kanye West, man of many talents, style god of epic proportions, new father, devoted husband, showed off his swag on the cover of GQ‘s August 2014 issue, out on newsstands on Tuesday, July 29!In the issue, the 37-year-old rapper chats about how to grow up, survive a wedding, stay outrageous, and dress like a god.  Check out more photos below...

How I Came About The Name "Antar" - Antar Laniyan Reveals

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 Veteran Nollywood actor and seasoned movie director, Antar Laniyan has been around long enough to know what works and doesn't in the Nigerian movie industry. In this chat with Weekend Groove, Antar talks about himself, the industry and reveals some secrets about how he came about the name Antar Laniyan.

I know the name Laniyan is not a special one but Antar is peculiar. Some years back, a pregnant woman had a rival who wanted to marry her husband at all cost. This rival went diabolical to make sure the pregnant woman, my mother, did not give birth to me. And after staying 18months in my mother’s womb, they made some findings and it was revealed that my mother had to beg this rival for me to come to life.

Getting to my mother’s rival, she said they had to look for a goanna. Goanna is an animal called Aworinwo in Yoruba language but typical Yorubas call Goanna ‘Antar’. So, they used the Antar or goanna to make concoction for my mother. After some hours, I came to life and my mother decided to name me ‘Antar’ after the animal... He said

The Kate Henshaw Political Campaign has officially begun

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Yesterday i heard that iconic actress Kate Henshaw is set to contest for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives...well, her political campaign has officially begun.

Below is what she plans to achieve as a candidate... 
I have a strong interest and desire to serve my people and especially show that there is a better more humane way to do things when you are in a position of leadership. Putting the people first and being accountable to them as well as being accessible.
I am also very keen to promote and champion the provision of clean water, good roads and sanitation in my constituency.

One of my key areas of project focus areas will be provison of affordable education and quality healthcare especially for expecting and young mothers.

PHOTO: Tonto Dikeh Dresses Up Her kids... Sorry, Puppies!

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The actress turned singer shared photos of her puppies all well bathe and dressed up like they were her babies.
In fact, they are her babies because that's what she calls them. Tonto also refers to herself as their mother.

My Kidz all covered up for d weather, I treat dem jux dey way my Mama treated mii***WARM MILK EVRY1 “, she wrote after sharing the photos.

Africa Fashion Week London is coming to Olympia London!

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Africa Fashion Week London is a celebration of African design, talent and diverse ethnic influences that contribute to fashion in the UK.  Since debuting in 2011, this inspirational event has gone from strength to strength; championing new and emerging designers who are inspired by the rich culture of Africa and incorporate this heritage into their contemporary design.

Come and discover a unique and fashion-forward showcase. With four daily eye-catching runway shows and vibrant exhibitions, this 2-day event brings together fashionistas and industry professionals from around the world, to Europe’s largest and most important African fashion event.

This summer, Olympia will be transformed into an exhibition of African and African-inspired fashion; peruse and purchase stunning and unique pieces from handpicked designers and brands.

Top designers will be showcasing collections on the catwalk, including British-born Nigerian designer Ade Bakare and Adama Paris from Senegal, whose designs are popular in New York city and Tokyo boutiques. Continue...

Missile launcher allegedly used to shoot down MH17 likely to be back in Russia

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 A U.S. official has reportedly said that the missile launcher that is suspected to have been used by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine to bring down Malaysia Air flight MH17 is probably back in Russia.

Below is how FOX News reports…
The official said the missile that brought down the plane, killing all 298 people on board, was fired from Schnidze, a town in eastern Ukraine.

The senior U.S. official said that a case was being build, adding that it is "damn near bulletproof" at this point of time.

The report further said that a senior U.S. defense official confirmed the SA-11 launcher used in the attack was missing two of its four missiles.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry released a video, showing the kind of missile launcher that could have shot down the passenger plane in east Ukraine, spotted 15 miles away from the crash site. Continue...

Ms Iris Sahhara Henson wins World Transgender competition

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Ms Iris Sahhara Henson won the World Transgender pageant, Eat Bulaga, which held in the Philippines last night. Sahhara wrote about her excitement at winning on Facebook.

"OMG! I won. I am still not sure it is a reality! Maybe I'll wake-up from this amazing dream in a minute! My arm is turning red from me constantly pinching myself to wakeup from this beautiful dream! I am overwhelmed with love! Philippines is truly my home away from home. Thank you to the Eat Bulaga show and production team for giving us the platform to exhibit our intelligence and creativity in positive ways on the longest daytime national television show in the world! Shock is an understatement to how I feel right now!" Congrats to her!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Is Christina Milan Dating Lil Wayne After Dumping Fiance

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After calling off her engagement to fiance Jas Prince, Milian, 32, and the rapper, 31, were recently photographed holding hands at the 2014 ESPY Awards at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, July 16. The new lovebirds sat with each other and were spotted smiling ear-to-ear during the big show hosted by Drake.

Milian and Rap-A-Lot Records CEO Prince began dating in 2010 and announced they were going their separate ways last month. The exes share 4-year-old daughter, Violet.

Pictures from Jude Okoye Traditional Wedding With MBGN Tourism

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 The traditional wedding between the brother and manager of the music duo, P-Square,(Jude Okoye) and the MBGN Tourism 2012 bride, Ifeoma Umeokeke, took place in Anambra on Thursday.

Dignitaries and friends graced the wedding invitation except Peter Okoye who didn’t attend the wedding.

Unconfirmed reports have it that Peter Okoye stayed away from Jude Okoye’s wedding because he did not attend his wedding last year.

He then posted a picture of himself working in the studio to confirm that he deliberately ignored the wedding. Below are some photos from the Thursday’s traditional wedding.

Immaculate Releases #GOGOBABY Viral Dance Video

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  The dance video is not the official video of the single “GOGOBABY”, it's just a sip of the milk to come and if you've ever heard of the GOGOBABY Dance video competition, then you just got yourself something to imitate. ‎The Beat 99.9FM is giving away $300 each to three amazing dancers. All you have to do is create your dance video for #GOGOBABY.

All 3 winners also stand a chance to be interviewed on The Beat 99.9FM and will be featured on GogoBaby music video. Click here to see steps on how to win in the #GOGOBaby Competition.

Leading car classified Carmudi Lauches Mobile Apps

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Carmudi Nigeria, Nigeria’s fastest growing online car classified has today changed the experience of shopping for car enthusiasts in Nigeria and globally. The online car classified has launched a mobile application which will allow users to browse thousands of cars on the go. The app is introduced during a dealer´s forum that carmudi held today in Lagos, Nigeria.

Hosting over 30,000 vehicles online in Nigeria and 200,000 globally, Carmudi’s app will give users an excellent experience of buying cars while on the move, thus allowing them the same sense of ease and comfort out and about as they would experience in front of their PCs at home.

Apart from Nigeria, the app is available to Android users in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and LATAM. For the convenience of customers, Carmudi has made the app available in 9 different languages. Continue...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Monday, 14 July 2014

Reminisce Features on Time.com Article

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Nigerian rapper Reminisce (Alaga Ibile) has been featured in Time.com in an article titled “Forget Eminem: World Rappers You Should Meet”. The article features a video compilation of some of the most greatest rappers from around the world.

It also features vocalists from Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Iran and Germany.

Check out the full feature HERE

2face Idibia Upcoming Album 'The Ascension' on Channel O's 'The Listening Room'

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2face Idibia’s 6th solo album THE ASCENSION is dropping this month. The singer/songwriter will be appearing on Channel O’s popular show ‘The Listening Room’ to give a rare, exclusive interview about the highly anticipated album.

‘The Listening Room’ gives audiences the opportunity to get into the minds of their favorite Musicians, Rappers and MCs.

2face will be giving his fans a first hand account of his thought process behind each of the songs on his album and will dialogue thoroughly about the inspiration behind THE ASCENSION.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Introducing Debrah Rose With Her New Music "SUPERWOMAN"

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Afro-Soul singer, songwriter Debrah Rose, debuts her first single titled, "Superwoman" today.

Rose, who is based in the UK has already been commended for her song writing skills, gifted in turning her stories into songs.

Having drawn influences from musical heavyweights such as, Asa, Lauryn Hill and Mary. J Blige, the power in Rose's voice will captivate listeners far and wide.

Debrah Rose is a talent that will only rise throughout the course of 2014 and within the new year.

Click Here to LISTEN/ DOWNLOAD “SUPERWOMAN”

Guess Days That Kim & Kanye Has Spent Together Since They Wed

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According to a source close to the couple, they have spent a remarkably small amount of time together since they got married and, when they are together, are actively 'miserable'.

So, how many days do you think they've spent together in the 46 they've been married?

It's nine days. Nine days out of 43, according to RadarOnline, and some of those will have been on one of their two honeymoons.

And even the honeymoons weren't fun: a source told the publication:
“Kanye now recognizes that Kim’s main interests are shopping and lounging around a pool. It’s really concerning to Kanye that Kim doesn’t even want to try to experience new things.”

Why We Have Been Away for So Long - Danfo Drivers

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The duo of Mountain Black and Mad Melon of Danfo Drivers (real names Jimoh Olotu and Omeofa Oghene respectively), better known by hit single 'I am a Danfo Driver, Suo' are back after a long absence from the music scene.

The youngsters who sing Ajegunle's Galala brand of music have been chequered by many challenges and they reveals in Vanguard "chat with Weekend Groove" What really caused their absense in the Music scene and also what they are now Planning to do.

When asked about what really caused their absence in the music industry, they said: if you can remember in our song we said 'I want to go to UNIBEN', UNILAG for more education and that was what we did . Our staying away was to acquire education- nothing more. Now, we are back to give the best of what we know how to do.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chris Brown spotted hugging mystery woman just days after 'split' with Karrueche Tran

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Chris Brown spotted in the arms of a mystery brunette in a parking lot late at night in Hollywood on Tuesday.

He is reported to have split with his on-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran. A racy Instagram snap that Chris posted of Karrueche may have contributed to their latest breakup

And just days after the alleged breakup, Chris Brown was spotted wrapped in an embrace with another woman in a darkened parking lot in Hollywood.

The 25-year-old was out late at night when he hugged the mystery brunette, who appeared to jump into a sports car with him.

Bompy Entertainment Presents Flyboy - Amankwa

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Bompy Entertainment's front man Flyboy is back with yet another hit banger titled "Amankwa". This is a party friendly hit that is sure to keep you on your toes while doing the Amankwa dance.

The last time we heard from the young talent he was in a dope joint with the "Akpako Master" Terry G a smashing hit track titled "Fish Sound" Flyboy makes a relentless effort on this one "Amankwa". The Amankwa crooner has shown he's here to stay and definitely has something to offer in the Naija music space. Produced by Saint Uzi enjoy. Visit http://soundcloud.com/freemedigital/flyboy-amankwato listen to Amankwa

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