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Monday, October 31, 2011

D'BANJ BUYS A NEW WHIP WORTH $200,000..AN ASHTON MARTIN...

The Naija international star turned G.O.O.D music signing is making loads of cash in what may seem as a tough economic times. Yes ,D'banj has acquired a $200,000 whip..read Ashton Martin. This is a car for big boys...In other juicy news from the celebrated act....The crooner is currently in a hush hush romance with Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari. The actress was spotted a fortnight ago, precisely on Friday and Saturday,October 14th and 15th 2011 at the crooner’s house where she spent the weekend and paraded herself in a sexy night attire.Other sources also confirm that the two have been an item long before now and have been spotted many times together in Ghana as well.

NOLLYWOOD STARS JET IN KENYA AGAIN......

The stars




Thursday, October 27, 2011

ASHAWO STAR TO LAUNCH ALBUM IN SA

Flavour’s album, ‘Uplifted’ will be available in South African music stores this November, Lolhiphop Records has announced. The hunky Nigerian singer has captured the hearts of music lovers in South Africa with seductive dance moves and banging hits such as Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix) and Adamma.
Lolhiphop Records President Wax Dey said the release is a move to quench the thirst for Nigerian music in South Africa.
“Over the past few years, Nigerian music has achieved significant underground success in South Africa.  But In 2011, Flavour has set a precedent by gaining mainstream recognition in South Africa, with high rotation on major stations such as Metro FM and 5 FM.” “This popularity is helping the local industry tremendously. We are seeing more collaborations and new fanbases across the continent for South African artists. It has also raised the bar for local video production, making South African music more competitive and globally successful.In addition, Nigerian artists spend a significant amount of money in South Africa, producing music and first-class videos. This is a healthy relationship that must be encouraged,” said Wax.
Flavour’s album is only the first of several such releases to come from Lolhiphop Records. The label is expected to announce more releases from top Nigerian artists in March 2012. Born Chinedu Okoli, Flavour began his music career in 2002 at the age of 19. He joined the band Enugu as a drummer and pianist. He went solo in 2004 and released the album Nabania in 2008. In 2011, Flavour teamed up with Godfather Productions in South Africa to release the music video of the single ‘Nwa Baby”. It became an instant international hit, and a popstar was born.
Flavour has since become one of the continent’s most sought after artists. He is set to perform in Botswana and South Africa this November, before going on tour in Europe and the United States.
He will also perform at the upcoming Channel O music video awards, for which he has two nominations.
The album UPLIFTED (International GOLD Edition) was billed for release during Easter 2012, but massive public demand has driven a soft release in music stores this year. This means that music lovers will be able to buy the album in South Africa from 15 November.

SEXY GHANAIAN ACTRESS STARTS A REALITY SHOW

Heard the Ghanaian/Nollywood actress and some of her very close family members are getting set to star in their own reality show titled - The Buari Ville. The show will feature Nadia Buari's parents, and siblings.Critics are already labelling the actress a c
opycat saying the whole concept is borrowed from the Kim Kardashians show.

NOLLYWOOD ACTOR LIVING LARGEST


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ed-NmbaX-KQ/TI3-BKDe5sI/AAAAAAAAAPI/1Mp_uBZYt64/s1600/Jim-Iyke-4.jpgActor Jimmy lyke lives terribly large. No doubt that he should be labelled ..'Mr. Showbiz'. Dude rides in expensive whips and rolls big. Recently,the  celebrated actor acquired a Plymouth Prowler Convertible and a Camaro SS Convertible worth millions of Naira recently. He will also officially open his Untamed Closet on November5 in Abuja.

PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE TO RAISE FAMINE MONEY FOR KENYA

Support UNICEF - East Africa Crisis WILLS and Kate are set to make a personal plea to help the 13million victims of the famine in Kenya and Somalia.In the royal couple's first joint humanitarian mission, they will visit UNICEF's supply distribution centre in Copenhagen next week.And they will use their global fame to highlight the desperate plight of more than 320,000 children who are at risk of death after East Africa's worst drought for 60 years.The region is dear to their hearts as Kenya is where the couple, both 29, got engaged.A Clarence House source said they had been deeply moved by the tragedy and want to "do their bit". Britain has donated £128million to the cause since July but more is needed. Unicef UK chief David Bull said: "I am thrilled the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are committed to helping."

Monday, October 24, 2011

NOLLYWOOD STAR WINS A UK MOVIE AWARD

The actress who recently completed a tour of four countries on a project she is still keeping under wraps, was on Sunday announced as favorite West African actress of the year at the reputable Screen Nation Film and Television Award, which held in indigo O2 Arena in the UK. The award ceremony was hosted by Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood. In winning this year’s award, Omotola beats other nominees such as Jackie Appiah, Mercy Johnson, Genevieve Nnaji , Ama K Abebrese and others. The award further confirms the international brand following of the actress who is also an ambassador of the United Nations and Amnesty International. Omotola, who has been adjudged as the West African actress with the highest number of following on the internet, has been doing so much on the international scene of late. Her international expedition has taken her to countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone on charitable ventures. Her charitable ventures earned her the United Nations and Amnesty International ambassador and an honorary citizen of Liberia; she took to the runway to help draw attention to hunger in some African countries. The Screen Nation film and TV Awards is a televised event, which takes place in October during Black History Month and combines the glamour of international movie stars alongside British talent. The awards ceremony – dubbed by the media as the ‘’Black BAFTAs’’ – brings together actors, actresses, directors and filmmakers from the UK and international film and TV industry.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WOLE SOYINKA COMES TO NAIROBI

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01570/Wole-Soyinka_1570259c.jpgRe-known African literature expert, film writer, poet and play write Professor Wole Soyinka is set to grace this year’s Kenya International Film Festivals that will take place between October 21 -31, 2011.
Wole will be joined by Idrissa Ouedraogo, a well-known film director from Burkina Faso as jury member at KIFF 2011. Ouedraogo is a graduate of the African Institute for Cinema Studies (Institut Africain d’Etudes Cinématographiques) in Ouagadougou and has directed various short films. Ouédraogo also graduate school at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques IDHEC in Paris in 1985.
Ouédraogo is also known for winning the Grand Prix for his film Tilaï (The Law) at the 1990l Cannes Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award for his 1986 film Yam Daabo (The Choice). His 1993 film Samba Traoré won the Silver Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.  
Prof. Soyinka, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, has written 21 plays, 2 novels, 5 memoirs, 10 poetry collections, 6 essays and 3 movies. His visit to Kenya has been made possible by the Nigerian Film and Video Censorship Board. The literary giant will also be accompanied by several Nigerian film producers who submitted their films for viewing at the KIFF.
In keeping with KIFF’s tradition, Prof. Soyinka is expected also facilitate a forum for literature scholars in Nairobi. During the forum film dons, film makers and lecturers will interact and with the insight of Prof. Soyinka forge the way forward on film syllabus and curriculum in Kenyan universities and colleges.   
Festival director Mr. Charles Asiba said: “We are delighted to have a personality of the stature of Prof. Wole Soyinka, who is an authoritative figure in the African film industry to come and grace us with his presence. We are also excited with the fact that KIFF is going to be used as platform for Prof. Soyinka   to educate the young literature scholars in Kenya”. 

SYLVIA OWORI'S NEW BOYFRIEND

Malik and Sylvia Owori recently
Sylvia and Malik
Uganda's fashion designer and publisher Sylvia Owori is dating again. The mother of two and one of Uganda's powerful fashion voices has a young dude whom she's spending her hard earned money on.Her current toyboy is called Malik Kaliisa. The publisher of African Magazine separated with her white hubby several months ago.

PHOTO OF THE DAY..ONLY IN KAMPALA

Testing 1...2...

FORBES REVEALS: AFRICA'S POWERFUL CELEBRITIES

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KpTauCrw3bQ/TFbT9nLa80I/AAAAAAAADj8/tIIjQuU2CJQ/s1600/IMG_6084.jpgThe debut list of Forbes Africa 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa includes actors, cerebral authors, musicians, movie producers, supermodels, TV personalities and athletes, drawn from all across Africa and traverses the generational divide. Top 10 below...

1. Chinua Achebe, 80, Novelist (Nigeria)

2. Youssou N'dour, 51, Musician (Senegal)

3. Didier Drogba, 33, Footballer (Cote D'Voire)
4. Angelique Kidjoe, 51, Musician (Benin Republic)
5. Akon, 38, Musician (Senegal)
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Playwright (Nigeria)
7. Salif Keita, 62, Musician (Mali)
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, (South African)
9. Oumou Sang, 43, Musician (Mali)
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Musician (Nigerian)
11. Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician

12. Oliver Mtukudzi, 59, Zimbabwean, Musician 
13. Haile Gebrselassie, 38, Ethiopian, Athlete 
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mfknxgEwGvI/TU-9yyJ9API/AAAAAAAAANs/2cwnClJ74fs/s1600/akon4.jpg14. Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, 51, Algerian, Musician 
15. Samuel Eto'o, 30, Cameroonian, Soccer Player 
16. Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel 
17. Liya Kebede, 33, Ethiopian, Supermodel 
18. Dobet Gnahoré, 29, Ivorian, Musician 
19. Genevieve Nnaji, 32, Nigerian, Actress 
20. Koffi Olomidé, 55, Congolese, Musician 
21. Neill Blomkamp, 32, South African, Movie Director 
22. Souad Massi, 39, Algerian, Musician 
23. Baaba Maal, 58, Senegalese, Musician 
24. Hugh Masekela, 72, South African, Musician 
25. K'Naan, 33, Somali, Rapper 
26. Amadou and Mariam, Malian, Musicians 
27. Awilo Longomba, Congolese, Musician 
28. Eric Wainaina, 38, Kenyan, Musician
Eto'o Picture29. Binyavanga Wainaina, 40, Author (Kenya)
30. Ngugi Wa Thiongo, 73, Author (Kenya)
31. Freshlyground, Musicians (South Africa)
32. Chimamanda Adichie, 34, Writer (Nigeria)
33. Rokia Traoré, 37, Musician (Mali)
34. Tuface Idibia, 36, Musician (Nigeria)
35. P-Square, 29, Musicians (Nigeria)

36. Don Jazzy, 30, Music Producer (Nigeria)
37. D'Banj, 31, Musician (Nigeria)
38. Nneka, 31, Musician (Nigeria)
39. Asa, 29, Musician (Nigeria)
40. Patricia Amira, 33, TV Personality (Kenya)
 
Do you agree with this list?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BONGO FLAVA STAR DIAMOND ENGAGED TO A SERIAL DATER


Finally,they're now engaged. Talk about taking their affair to the next level. Tanzania's play girl or better call her serial dater former Miss Tanzania Wema Sepetu has finally won the heart of Bongo flava crooner Diamond. The two whose relationship has been talk of town have gone a step ahead. And now the grapevine is that a wedding may be on the cards before the end of the year. Wema is also an actress and has dated several Tanzanian stars.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MANDELA'S FAMILY REALITY SHOW PREMIER'S IN SA

South Africa's Nelson Mandela (2ndL), dubbed Madiba, celebrating his birthday with his family in Qunu on July 18, 2011 as baby Zama Obiri cuts the cake with Mbuso Mandela.
South Africans will glimpse into the lives of Nelson Mandela's family when a reality show featuring three of his grandchildren premiers in 2012, the producers said Thursday.
"The show provides a first look into a high-profile South African family," the producers said in a statement.
The stars of the show, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, 34, Swati Dlamini, 32 and Dorothy Adjoa Amuah, 27, promise to "showcase contemporary independent women in South Africa", it said.
"Their aim is to showcase the new Africa and give viewers a peek into its level of sophistication and its exciting potential," said the statement.
It will trace the daily lives of the American-schooled women who lead glitzy lives among Johannesburg's rich and famous, it said.
"These girls may have grown up abroad but they have all chosen to come back home to South Africa and bring the best that they have gathered in their international experiences and studies," it said.
"They feel that they can make a positive contribution to the continent," said the statement.
Mandela's daughter Zenani, born with his second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, is the mother of the two Dlamini women. Amuah is the step-daughter of Makaziwe Mandela, one of Mandela's children with his first wife Evelyn.
The producers did not say what the rest of Mandela's family thinks of the show, but said "they believe they have fought for the right for their children to choose their own destiny and their own path".
The show would be the latest commercial initiative connected to Mandela. Two months ago, a local clothing company launched a fashion line to raise money for Mandela's AIDS charity.
The clothes were last week paraded at a Fashion Week.
It is not clear whether the ailing Nelson Mandela, now 93 and living in his village home, will feature in the show.


RAPPER EVE, CABO SNOOP AND SHAGGY IN NAIROBI READY TO ROCK

Eve makes a step outside Serena Hotel Nairobi