Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Movie Feature:“Torn” with Iretiola Doyle, Joseph Benjamin– Get Tickets For This Movie. - BellaNaija - July2013001
This movie is a must watch movies written ,directed and produced by Moses Inwang. The movie tells a psychological and emotional story of Ovu and Nana who believe they are married to the same man, Olumide. It appears that one of the two friends is lying, or possibly mentally ill. A top psychologist begins unravelling of the truth behind the façade of a seemingly happy young couple and their perfect family friend.
Torn is a story of friendship, love, and betrayal, which takes a look at the issue of mental illness in Nigeria.
Cast for this emotional yet well shoot movie are  Iretiola Doyle,Monalisa Chinda,Joseph Benjamin, Bimbo Manuel,Femi Ogedengbe,Julius Agwu - BellaNaija - July20130012
 Watch Trailer Below

Mavin artist D’Prince releases hot new promo pics

D’Prince is getting ready to release a new single titled Lori standing. He first released this pictures for a start onto promotion levels
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Stephanie Linus & Husband At A Recent Event

Stephanie Linus  and her husband  spotted at a recent all smiles. Happy couple isn't it ? I love it when celebrities attend events with their partners.

Video:Olamide – Durosoke


The video to one of the biggest songs of the moment is finally here and the concept behind it is very original. Olamide features as a superstar in his new video for “Durosoke”
Directed by Clarence Peters.
Watch video below

Monarch:Meet The Kings Of Nigeria

africaThe DailyMail UK has featutred a photo project by Photographer George Osodi, which will be exhibited at The Bermondsey Project, London SE1, between October 10 and October 27, 2013.
According to DailyMail UK, the project will depict how Nigeria’s tribal monarchs still live in lavish royal splendour even though they lost power 50 years ago. It wrote:
“With their brightly coloured robes, ornate thrones and legions of flunkeys attending every whim, they seem every bit the archetypal African kings. 
Nigeria’s traditional Monarchs may have been stripped of their powers half a century ago, but they appear to have lost little of their regal pomp and splendour as this fascinating series of portraits shows.”
Well, I don’t know about their own theory but I choose to feature our traditional fathers on my blog to celebrate and honour them.
To my dismay, I discovered that the Obong of Calabar, Olu of Warri and a few other prominent monarchs were not featured in this photo project. These two kings I’ve mentioned rule over a kingdom and a people with one of the richest Nigerian histories. Such a shame they weren’t featured. :(
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Pastor Arrested For Convincing Followers To Give Him Oral Sex because His Penis Contained Holy Milk


A Brazilian Evangelical Pastor, Valdeci Sobrino Picanto, has been arrested after deceiving his members, using the name of the “Holy Spirit”. This criminal pastor claimed that the Holy Spirit would secrete from his penis in the form of “sacred milk”.

Davido In Fresh Sex Scandal With Kenyan Socialite, Pendo During His Last Show In Kenya

Woman Sets 11-Year-Old Maid Ablaze Over Piece Of Meat

From Vanguard

Policemen at Bode Thomas division of Lagos State command, Tuesday, arrested a woman who allegedly set her 11-year-old house maid ablaze in Surulere area of Lagos, for stealing a piece of meat from her pot of soup.

The maid identified as Ita Bassey-Eno who reportedly escaped death by the whiskers, is currently at the Burns and Trauma Centre of the Gbadaga General Hospital, with doctors battling to save her life.

Although her mistress, a staff nurse at an undisclosed hospital in Surulere, Mrs Nkese Iroakazi, reportedly denied the allegation at the police station, the ailing girl was said to have managed to state that she allegedly poured kerosene on her before striking a stick of matches to set her on fire.

Happy 30th Anniversary Betty & Soni Irabor


Betty and Soni celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary yesterday and here is what Betty said  about marriage;

We do have our roforofo moments but we work it out. A marriage where couples don’t communicate and bear grudges is likely to be an unhappy one.  Talk it over and don’t keep digging up the past. Forgive…forgive…forgive. What I know for sure is that Christ is the foundation of a good marriage. 

Having said that, I would like to add that when the time comes for anyone to choose a life partner, choose a partner who is not embarrassed to say “I am sorry” when he is wrong and never makes you feel small so he can appear taller.  Marry for all the right reasons and never for what you can get out of it when you haven’t put anything in.

Marriage takes Two: They say the future of a marriage lies in the hands of the woman but I say it takes two. Marriage is one of the world’s biggest collabos between two strangers. It has no manual; you learn on the job. 

Jason Njoku and Nollywood Actress Mary Remmy Welcome First Child

The CEO of iRoko TV,  Jason Njoku and his wife, Nollywood actress, Mary Remmy Njoku welcomed a son yesterday, Tuesday July 30th in a UK hospital.
Mary and her little prince are doing well. They have named their son, Jason Obinna Njoku. Congrats to them

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PHOTOS: Interior Of The N50 Billion Yacht


With a repertoire to rival the most outlandish Saudi and Russian mega-yachts, the Nirvana is causing a bidding war among billionaire sailors as they battle to snap up the £200 million (N49,463,088,884) sea city. Only a handful of yachts have been priced more than the one-year-old vessel – making it one of the most luxurious floating mansions on the planet.
Built by South African construction gurus Oceanco and designed by Australian Sam Sorgiovanni, the 88.5 metre-long yacht has a remarkable pedigree history.
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SHOCKER: Bomb Blasts In Sabon Gari Kano State

A series of loud explosions rocked Nigeria’s second city of Kano on Monday, residents said, describing at least four blasts in the Sabon Gari neighbourhood, which has been previously targetted by Boko Haram Islamists. “There is confusion all over the place.

The first bomb went off at about 9.12 p.m Monday night around Ibo/Enugu Road near the International Hotel in Sabongari area of the city, setting off great panic, with the level of casualties yet to be ascertained.

Arnold Schwarzenegger tops today's celebrity birthdays


If you thought Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to retire after his California governing duties, think again. The Austrian Oak is still going strong at the ripe old age of 65. 
Instead of hanging it up, he's diving right back into movie roles, and he's got a few big ones coming up, including "Escape Plan" (out in September), "The Expendables 3" (August 2014) and "Terminator 5" (2015).

Bimbo Aknitola to star in ‘A husband’s wife’

Bimbo Akintola is stepping out, on stage again, on Saturday August 10.

 Popular Nollywood actress Bimbo Akintola is set to hit the stage in an upcoming stage play titled ‘A Husband’s Wife’ billed for saturday August 10th

The actress will be starring alongside actor Toyin Oshinaike in the stage play which is scheduled for August 10 2013 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island Lagos.

Richest Black Woman, Folorunsho Alakija Acquires 4 G-Wagons At N22m Each For Sons

One of the world's richest women, billionaire oil tycoon Mrs Folorunsho Alakija recently acquired four brand new 2013 G-Wagons for her four sons, according to a report by Society Now.

The luxury SUVs, which were specially made for the Alakija boys, were quietly brought into the country a few weeks back. Each is said to have cost at least N22mllion, minus shipping.

Award-Winning Music Video Director Jailed For 90 Years For Fathering Six Children With His Own Daughters

An award-winning music director found guilty of fathering children with his daughters will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Aswad Ayinde, 55, of Paterson, NJ, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday after being found guilty in the second of five expected trials in which he is accused of repeatedly raping his six daughters, resulting in six children being fathered. Mr. Ayinde was found guilty in his latest trial of having intercourse with his daughter when she was as young as eight-years-old. The second sentence adds to the 40 year sentence Mr Ayinde received in a 2011 trial for sexually assaulting a separate daughter.

3 Teenagers Die At Governor Wammako’s Ramadan Food & Clothing Distribution Stampede In Sokoto

From Saharareporters 

A stampede at Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko's residence in Gawon Nama area of Sokoto has claimed three kids and wounded several others.

Saharareporters learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday night during the distribution of clothing and food personally handled by the governor at his residence.

Thousands of hungry and unemployed youths had converged at the residence of the governor to receive  materials including food and clothing during the end of Ramadan fast break when the stampede happened.

Michelle Udoka wins 2013 Miss Global Nigeria pageant

Model Michelle Ijeh Udoka beat 22 other contestants to emerge the 2013 Miss Global Nigeria queen. The pageant held on sunday 28th of July at Xovar Lounge in Lekki. Congrats to her!.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lagos State Government Will Seal Your House If You Display Clothes Outside Indiscriminately

The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Tunji Bello, yesterday after the monthly sanitation exercise said, the State Government will seal up any building where residents display their clothes outside indiscriminately.

According to him, spreading of washed clothes on fences, frontage of buildings and bridge railings have become the norm in some parts of the state and the practice constitutes a nuisance to the environment. Tough actions would be taken against erring persons. Houses where compound residents also hang their clothes outside will be sealed, Mr Bello concluded.

LAWMA officials have also been directed to pack those clothes as refuse wherever they see them.

Iyanya’s “Sexy Mama” Takes Over on this Week’s MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 Chart

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Iyanya  at the top of the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 powered by Star Music. The “Sexy Mama” singer and Project Fame winner displaces Wande Coal who drops one place to number 2 after two weeks atop the chart with “The Kick”, featuring Don Jazzy.
There are two new entries on the Official Naija Top 10 this week: Burna Boy’s “Run My Race” (number 9) and 2Face’s “Rainbow”, which enters the chart at number 10 in the same week that “Dance Floor” makes its exit. Also dropping out of the chart this week is WizKid’s “Azonto” after an impressive 9 weeks in the chart.

Munachi Abii covers Chizy's Spyware Magazine

Former beauty queen and rapper Munachi Abii covers the second edition of Chizy's Spyware fashion and lifestyle magazine. 
See more photos from the magazine shoot after the cut...

Nigerians to begin payment of £3,000 bond from November

It's a done deal people. From November 2013, Nigeria will be among the six listed Commonwealth 'high risk' countries whose citizens will be required to pay £3,000 tourists visa bond before they are allowed into the UK. The remaining five are: India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

But here's what the UK government are saying to pacify citizens of these countries who are outraged by this new policy. They say it's not all visitors that will be required to pay the bond, just people they consider 'highest risk'; that is people who will collect visa and refuse to leave Britain or overstay their visa terms. Those paying bonds will receive the bond back, if they abided by the terms of their visa.

Chika Ike, Officially Divorced

Nollywood Actress Chika Ike is now officially divorced after a few years of separation and a long drawn out divorce process.The court in Abuja granted her the divorce just a few days ago.
The actress married Tony Eberiri in 2006, and had struggles in the marriage which eventually packed up just a few years after. The actress made the announcement via her facebook page yesterday.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lady Gaga to perform at MTV awards for first time since surgery.

Lady Gaga during a performance
Lady Gaga during a performance Pop star Lady Gaga will debut new music at the MTV Video Music Awards in August in her first performance following hip surgery. Grammy-winning Lady Gaga, 27, will perform her first single from her upcoming new album “ARTPOP,” which is scheduled to be released in November. 

Female Rapper Eva Alordiah shows off New Single art


She’s been off scene but comes out swinging even sexier than the last time we saw her. We understand Eva has been working long studio hours, so to all her fans expecting music from her, we are pretty sure she’s got enough in store now.

Her new single “Lights Out” is expected to drop in a couple of days. It was produced by Gray Jon’z, same producer responsible for her surprising slow-mo Hit “High”.  Check out the just released artwork for #LightsOut

Guns & Pirates! Nigerian Star Hakeem Kae-Kazim Features In Thrilling New American Series “Sails”.


Guns, bearded scary-looking men, massive sea crawlers, and then treasure chests! We all love a good ‘piratey’ movie, but when it becomes a series, and spots a certain Nigerian hulk taking center-stage in the shebang? Well, that’s total kickass!
Having been a hit in a number of classics and regulars, “Hotel Rwanda”, and most recently Nollywood blockbuster, “Last Flight To Abuja”. Hakeem Kae-Kazim keeps pushing the borders of talents, with his interesting Etisalat advert making us reel in delight, it’s no surprise then that he keeps up his trail of achievements.
At the recently concluded Comic Con 2013 in San Diego, USA, Award-winning producer/director Michael Bay, who is responsible for directing the massive ‘Transformers” and “Bad Boys” franchises, announced a new pirate-themed TV series, “Black Sails”.
The new series is slated to premiere in January 2014 on Starz Network and will feature Hakeem Kae-Kazim as a main character. So, while we wait to get addicted to the new series, 
check out  trailer right here!

Photo:Miley Cyrus Poses Naked For Charity T-shirt

Stripping for charity: Miley Cyrus posed for a charity T-shirt designed by Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy

Hanna Montana star, Miley Cyrus, appears naked on a new collection of T-shirts from Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy with the slogan, 'Protect the Skin You’re In.' Miley is seen standing in the nude with her hands protecting her modesty and her crop-haired head tipped cockily to one side

Children Rescued From Child Traffickers

The Benue state Police Command has rescued 17 under aged children from a suspected child trafficking syndicate who specialized in picking children from Benue and neighboring states for distribution to yet to be identified persons in Lagos, Abeokuta and Ibadan.

Also arrested by the command, were eight members of the gang who were nabbed along Otukpo-Enugu while conveying their victims to unknown persons around the country.

Parading the suspects and victims at the state command Headquarters in Makurdi, Benue state capital, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adams Audu   said “few days ago, my men on stop and search duty along Otukpo-Enugu road intercepted three mini buses loaded with 55 persons among them 17 children of ages between five to seventeen.

Actress Ndidi Obi Turns To God…Join Eucharia Anunobi On The Altar

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It’s indeed glorious to know that Ndidi Obi, the Nneka the Pretty Serpent actress has been called to the altar officially. The lady is now a worker in the vineyard just like her colleague, Eucharia Annunobi.

The rate at which Nollywood actors are now turning to God speak volume and it’s indeed a welcoming idea. From the inventions or device of Nollywood, Liz Benson, Obot Etuk, Orisabunmi etc. are the first starters. Then, Mr. Koldsweath, Mr. Okonkwo etc. followed up.
Recently, Eucharia, the daring actress, whose foray into the vineyard it’s no longer a story, joined the list as she has since repackaged herself for Christ. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Photos: Destiny's Child Stars Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams Get Their Groove On At Jaguar Event

Reunion: Destiny's Child stars Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams catch up as they attend Tuesday night's Jaguar and Gilt celebrate #MyTurnToJag event in Hollywood 

Destiny's Child went under in 2006 the gurls has been best of friends and have been supporting each other. The ex-band mates and friends partied together at the Jaguar and Gilt celebrate event. The duo sat in a red convertible sports car as they got involved with the bash at Hollywood's Siren Studios.
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VIDEO: Governor Rotimi Amaechi Addresses Rumors Surrounding him On BBC HardTalk

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State in southern Nigeria on BBC HardTalk programme. Please watch and get proper insight to the issue.

Cadbury Bournvita launches new 500-gram packs

Cadbury Nigeria’s flagship brand – Cadbury Bournvita – has upsized its offering by introducing new 500-gram jars and refill packs, providing added vitality to consumers and offering even greater value for money.

The new Cadbury Bournvita 500-gram food-drinks jars and refill packs replace earlier 450g units, with the aim of serving valued consumers in a more economical way and with a more convenient option, while continuing to foster customer satisfaction with added vitality. The new unit-size was unveiled to partners earlier this month at Cadbury Nigeria’s Ikeja site in Lagos.

Tina Turner Finally Ties The Knot At 73

The bride wore green: Tina Turner wore a silk Armani gown for her wedding to long-term love Erwin Bach in Switzerland last weekend

She tied the knot with her long-term love Erwin Bach at a private ceremony in Switzerland over the weekend.
And now Tina Turner has opened up about the wedding, for which she wore a green and black silk Armani gown with Swarovski crystals.
Describing marriage as 'a wonderful place to be', the 73-year-old music icon admitted that she wanted to put her own stamp on a traditional American ceremony.
This shows that you cant give up on marriage, it can happen at any time and you begin to love again.
Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, was the voice of such hits as Simply the Best and We Don’t Need Another Hero, over a five-decades long career, and moved to Switzerland in 1995 when Bach was transferred to the country.
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Dangote to receive ‘Pride of Africa Award’

Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, will in September be honoured with Hall of Grace’s Pride of Africa Award in Lagos.
The Managing Custodian, Hall of Grace Awards, Rupert Ojenuwa, disclosed this during a briefing in Lagos.

He said the award, which is aimed at rewarding excellence and contribution to nation building, would also recognize other Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in different spheres of life including entrepreneurship, entertainment and philanthropy.
He said: “The Hall of Grace Awards was initiated to serve as a reward platform for deserving Nigerians. You know Nigeria is passing through a lot of challenges that could threaten our collective but despite this; we know that Nigeria is not as bad as portrayed and that a lot of people are actually working very hard to make things better.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Toni Braxton Finalizes Divorce From Keri Lewis

Toni Braxton Finalizes Divorce From Keri Lewis

There's no un-breaking her heart now.
It's over for Grammy winner Toni Braxton and her now ex-husband, Keri Lewis. Her rep the divorce is now finalized.
"The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons, 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel," the rep said in a statement to the site.
According to People, Toni and Keri weremarried in 1998 and split up in 2009.
In other unfortunate news, Toni has filed for bankruptcy twice and was also diagnosed with lupus. Meanwhile, the Braxton Family Values star's sister, Tamar Braxton, just welcomed her first child.
Let's hope this is a fresh start for Toni, with only great things ahead!

9ice Makes Comeback With 'Ike Kan' August 1

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After a long time away from stardom, former husband of Toni Payne, Abolore Adigun, also known as 9ice, is making a comeback to take his rightful place in the industry. To this effect, the 'Gongon Aso' crooner has set August 1, 2013 as the official release date for his new single, 'Ike Kan', which literally means 'One Plastic'.

Miss Nigeria Akudo Visits CAN

The Queen with Rev. Dr. Musa Asake the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) when she visited CAN to have a chat about the recent controversial issues on underage marriage.


Health: Eat Breakfast, It Could Prevent Stroke


Ok! Y'all know I don't know jack about medicine but a doctor SG reader insist I publish this piece for  we all do a mix of entertainment and health lifestyle. Enjoy the write up, its an eye opener.
Many people view breakfast as a bore; while some think it’s a mark of endurance to forgo the first meal of the day. It’s not unusual to hear such people inform those who care to listen that they've not eaten anything all day.

Bad as it is, when breakfast skippers finally decide to eat their first meal, the tendency is for them to overreach themselves by combining two meals, thus eating more than necessary at one sitting.

Indeed, experts say one in four people skip breakfast during the week; while at least one in six adults don’t even bother to eat breakfast.

Yet, if you are fond of skipping breakfasts, researchers have bad news for you, especially if you are male.

A team of American researchers submit that “men who skip breakfast may face a higher risk of heart attack or deadly heart disease.”

VIDEO: Watch the trailer of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

Half a Yellow Sun
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, Children of Men) and Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness) star in this epic chronicle of family ties and tribal violence from celebrated Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele.
Watch the trailer below…

Kenyan Man Sets House Ablaze Because He’s Denied S*x

Big Explosion Rocks Lagos Fireworks Warehouse


Police in Bomet are looking for a middle-aged man who set his brother’s house on fire before fleeing.

The suspect, only identified as Robert, is said to have committed the crime after his sister-in-law repulsed his sexual advances.

 According to Merigi Location Chief Richard Kiprono Lang’at, the man had taken advantage of his brother’s absence from his homestead to pester his wife.

“The woman’s husband is serving a life sentence in Naivasha Maximum Prison after he was found guilty of defilement,” said Lang’at.

“His brother has, however taken advantage of his absence to demand sex from the woman,” he said. The Sun

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Two Months Old Baby And Parents Burnt Alive In Osun State


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A two-month old baby and her parents lost their lives in a midnight inferno that razed their residence in Kajola community, Osun State, in the early hours of Wednesday.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity, said the couple and their baby were consumed by the fire without anyone noticing  in the neighborhood.
It could not be ascertained whether the tragedy occurred before a light rain on Wednesday or after.
Our correspondent, however, noted that the incident had thrown the community into grief.
One of the children of the deceased, who went for a vigil, wept uncontrollably when she returned home in the morning to meet the charred bodies of her parents and sibling.
All the household gadgets of the family were burnt in the inferno suspected to be caused by a power surge.
The state Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, who visited the scene, expressed shock.
Laoye-Tomori, who gave an undisclosed amount of money to the family, said, “The  government will henceforth be responsible for the upkeep of the surviving children.”