Saturday, 8 October 2011
By Samod Biobaku
Shortly after Big Brother Amplified winner, Karen Igho returned to the country, she was well received and celebrated by the all sections of the Nigerian media and not too many were surprised by this development given her glaring achievement.
We're all aware of the story of how the busty model had contested against a competitive bunch of housemates and eventually emerged winner of the popular reality TV show and carted home a whooping $200, 000 - which makes her N30.6 million richer.
It however came as a surprise when I received a call from Karen a few weeks after she had interacted with the press at a media parley held at planet One in Lagos.
Immediately after introducing herself and confirmed that the person on the other end was the blogger behind the blog www.simplysamad.blogspot.com, she launched into a verbal assault as she threatened fire and brimstone.
I know a couple of readers would be curious to know the genesis of the drama, well, it all began with a post I had published on the blog titled: "Karen Igho explodes: I'm a prostitute? So what!"
In the said piece, I had carefully written a story out of a comment the model had posted on the wall of her Facebook account.
Interestingly, the piece had been published months before the Big Brother Amplified show even began. In fact, she had called my mobile number from the U.K once before the show began to comment on the said story. She had insisted that I conduct a proper (but short) interview with her on phone that very moment, which I acceded to. Based on the interview, I had written several other articles on Karen and all through the duration of the show, I had gone the extra mile of giving her free publicity as my own quota towards strengthening her chances towards winning.
However, as I mentioned earlier, she called me mobile line and ordered me to take the piece off my blog or I would be charged to court.
Efforts to make her understand that the piece was not a witch-hunting exercise fell on deaf ears. Shortly after threatening me, she called me again and sustained her threats.
After the second call, I received another call from the same number and this time, it was a male voice. He identified himself as her lawyer and equally ordered me to take the article off my blog. I took my time to explain the circumstance of the story to her supposed lawyer and just when he was beginning to understand my stance, Karen collected the phone and kept threatening to take action against me.
After that call, I did nit receive any further call from Karen until later in the day when she called and in a lighter voice, she still demanded that I take off the article on the promise that she would grant me an official interview.
I gave her suggestion a long and hard thought and decided to grant her wish. I pulled the headline off but till date, Karen has failed to fulfill her side of the deal as I haven't heard from her ever since.
As a result, I have decided to re-edit the headline of the story back to its original form and will leave it that way.
Below is a copy of the article by karen
Karen Igho explodes:
. I'm a prostitute? so what!
By Samod Biobaku
Former Next Movie Star girl and Big Brother Amplified (BBA) winner, Karen Igho is one dame who is absolutely hard to ignore. Not just because of her flair for the arts especially entertainment but because of her physical configuration.
With nothing less than ten tattoos spread around mouth-watering parts of her body and a breast implant that costs over N1 million, Karen Igho has established for herself; a naughty-girl reputation that continues to weave a cocoon of controversy around her expanding personality.
On November 13, 2007, Igho spent a whooping £5, 250 on her breasts at MYA (Make Yourself Amazing); a surgical cosmetic group in London where she had a breast implant that transformed her breasts from a size 32BB to a size 36DD.
"I had the operation on November 13, 2007. My breasts are 1 year 150 days old today. When I came back to Nigeria, people wanted to know if it was too heavy for me. They asked if they could feel it. I tell them its just breast; every woman can have it perky. We don't have to live with sagging boobs anymore."
On the wall of her page on popular social networking website, 'Facebook,' Igho often reveals a side of her personality that leaves a good number of her fans pondering over what exactly she's made of.
Her breast implant has often earned her more than her fair share of castigation from a cross section of the public and her daring countenance and equally audacious personality has earned her a reputation so fierce, it simply cannot be wished away.
Not too long ago, the busty model finally decided to make a bold statement on her controversial personality.
In a bid to silence her critics especially those on the negative side of the fence, Igho made it clear that despite what people might think or say about her, she has a right to live her life the way she deems fit.
Below are the precise lines she posted on her wall and held no pretence about who she really is.
"I have curves, so I'm fat. I wear make up, so I'm fake. I like to get dressed up, so I'm a prostitute. I say what I think, so I'm feisty. I cry sometimes, so I'm an attention seeker. I don't have a boy friend, so I'm a slut. I stand up for myself, so I'm mouthy. Seems like you can't do anything now a days without being labelled. So go ahead and label me like I give a fuck!!
In another post, she typed: "Love is mean. We can't live with love and we can't live with out love."
In an earlier chat, Igho had made certain clarifications about herself. "Investing in my boobs makes me happy and that's all that counts. I don't believe I have to be 40 with four kids and sagging breasts before I can get my dream boobs. I'm proud I was able to get the body I desired at 23. It's the jet age. It's like getting a Prada purse or buying a house-it makes you happy so you invest in it. It was worth it. The most important thing is that I am happy about it."
Igho hails from Delta State but life as she recalls today started in Jos. "I was born and bred in Jos. I am from a big family. I attended an all Girls Federal Government Secondary School in Jos. Then I attended Southwalk College in London where I studied Theatre Arts."
She had also earlier mentioned that she needed no permission to invest her money as she deems fit.
"I invest my money the way I deem fit. Apart from the fees for the surgery, I had to pay 250 pounds every night to recuperate. Surgery makes you weak so I needed to stay back so that the nurses could take care of me. So, apart from the 4000 pounds, I paid 250 pounds every night for five nights.
I am a confident girl; with or without the boobs. I am pretty but I needed cleavage. I needed to feel more curvaceous. I totally feel comfortable and sexy now. I am ready to conquer the modeling industry. I have lived in the UK so I have loads of white friends. I don't think like the average Nigerian. I stayed in the UK for four years and I've seen the way of life there. It's different. You know the culture is different. I appreciate open-mindedness. I am a model. I have to enhance myself so I can be on top of my game. I may not be tall but I have a great body and that counts for something."
Entrepreneurs, salary earners and housewives should brace for greater pressure on their budgets, as the naira continues to experience a free fall when paired with the United States dollar.
The naira has consistently weakened on strong demands for the foreign exchange, which only receives limited supply.
A week-long assessment showed that the naira closed on September 28, at N158.45 to the US dollar on the inter-bank market; but recorded an all-time low of N159.75 to the dollar at the close of activities on September 29.
As at October 6, the naira had fallen to a new record low of N164.85 to the US dollar.
Ike Uche scored for Nigeria, but it was not enough
The Super Eagles looked luckless in a game that they could have won hands down as the Syli Stars show strength to nick a late draw in Abuja.
It was a dramatic turn of events as Nigeria drew 2-2 with Guinea in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations 2012 final qualifying game in Abuja.
Ibrahim Diallo cancelled out Ike Uche's goal to give the Syli Stars top spot in Group B while Nigeria will miss out of the tournament to be hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Substitute Uche gave the Super Eagles hope of winning when he scored after Obinna Nsofor had levelled the score earlier in the encounter.
Ismael Bangoura put the Syli Stars in front against the run of play on 55 minutes, after Nigeria had contrived to miss a host of opportunities in the first period.
Emmanuel Emenike, Peter Odemiwingie and Taye Taiwo failed to convert opportunities that came their way as the Nigerians will miss the the African fiesta at the Nations Cup, the first time they will be missing since 1986.
Samson Siasia and his men, who will have many questions to answer, have now joined other giants Cameroon and Egypt on the sidelines.
I have been doing makeup since my secondary school, while I was in SSS 3. The love increased when I got into the university because then, my friends started asking me to do their make-up and that was when I knew that I was that good. I did a professional course in make up and here I am today. I also train people, do make-up for wedding, fashion houses, for artistes and musical videos.
she said, don jazzy is just a colleague. I am not his kind of girl. Don Jazzy’s kind of girls are very beautiful, very endowed. Tell them that I am lepa and tiny; Don Jazzy likes endowed girls. He can’t possibly want to date me.
Vast and Smash, known in the music industry as Bracket, have been paid the sum of N15m for their new album titled Cupid Stories which contains tracks like Looking At You, Stagger, Me and U, Girl, Champion and Time among others.
The much anticipated album, which officially hit the shelves on Tuesday, is being marketed by the trio of T-Joe, Ahbu Ventures and Obaino Music, who paid the Yori Yori crooners for their effort.
Life&Beat gathered that the 14-track album featuring artistes like Wizkid, M.I, Tuface, Banky W and Flavour was produced by Flip Tyce, Mastakraft, Dekomzy, Meca E and Phyno.
Girl, a track from the album which features new MOBO award winner, Wizkid, had been enjoying reviews on music download and social network sites on the Internet since Monday, September 26, 2011, before the album officially went on sale this week.
On why the album is titled Cupid Stories, Vast said, “It is because we have many melodious love songs in it.”
He added that the album is different from the previous ones because it has a unique Hip Hop feel and reaches out to different tribes.
Seems so...or at least that's what his management is saying. According to them...
RnB singer Chuddy K is currently working on doing a single with American singer, song writer and record producer, Bruno Mars. The relationship was brokered two months ago. Bruno Mars was very pleased with Chuddy K's voice and delivery.
woooooow,lastnite at the RADISSON BLU BAR with dj n3nim was da bomb he kept the whole atmosphere bombing everywhere was filled wit people and we also had jude okoye and mayD in the bulding.latenite crawlers still trooping in at about 12pm and place had been come over crowed that some peeps still could not get were to sit.it was indeed a great nite with him in the house he played songs from 2011 back to oldies.watch out for him.