Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Essential Bridal Handbook by Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Nigeria’s foremost Event Planner - Funke Bucknor Obruthe is set to launch ‘
The Essential Bridal Handbook’ on the 31st of March, 2012 at the Civic Centre.

Funke, Founder & Creative Director of Zapphaire Events (an event consultancy, marketing, planning and management company) has published a ground-breaking taking body of work based on her years in the event planning business along with contributions from key experts and icons in the events management industry: The Essential Bridal Handbook.


Relationship Expert on Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart: I’m Smelling Trouble

After the interwebs exploded with rumors about Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart getting married, we had to wonder: Is she moving too fast? 
Although the rumors are said to be just that — rumors — Celebuzz turned to relationship expert and author of The Breakup Bible), Rachel A. Sussman to get her expert opinion!
Is Jennifer moving too fast?Timing is everything — in life and romance. There is no reason to rush out and date right after a divorce. If you get out there and date too fast after a relationship ends, you are endangering yourself to repeat past mistakes over and over again. That’s why the divorce rate is so high on 2nd and 3rd marriages.jenny pls take am easy oooooooooooo.....

Housemates featuring Emeka Ike, Victoria Inyama-Okri, Fritzpatrick Chelsea, others for UK premiering on the 23rd of March 2012

The movie, directed by Sunny Ache, features Nollywood stars Emeka Ike, Victoria Inyama-Okri, UK Stars lke Chelsea Fitzpatrick, Sophia Fonteyn, Jazmine Hammoudeh, and many others.
Nollywoodgossip learned that the movie was produced by Savil Studios and L’Chaim Entertainment — both Nigerian owned UK based companies.
Dr Oladimeji Kareem, Michael Hamilton and Anthony Okerekeare the co-executive producers, and Sunny Ache is the writer, producer/director.
We were told the movie was inspired by real live events, as told on camera by witnesses that once lived in haunted houses. The storyline is so richly developed and bound to keep viewers glued to their seats from start to finish.
“It’s a true life story and a very interesting one. Nollywood is really stepping up with great cinema movies recently and I’m happy to be part of it,” Sunny tells Delia Innoma (Live Online With Delia).
More info about the event.
Date: Friday 23rd March 2012
Time: 9pm Red Carpet, 10.30pm Movie Screening
Venue: Odeon Greenwich, Bugsby Way, London SE10 0QJ
Standard 10.00 Pounds
Standard seats among the general crowd
Premier VIP 15.00 Pounds
VIP seat well suited for viewing both on screen and live performance on stage.
Premiere Gallery 20.00Pound
Gallary tickets entitle you to executive seat in a restricted area to the general crowd
Tickets Information please contact J2 Konsults
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For more information on this event contact the organiser:
You can also buy your eTicket from: Savil Studios & L’Chaim Entertainment 51 Chepstow Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8QQ
Here is the thriller enjoys:

Nicki minaj on the cover page of Allure magazine 2012

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Online Scam: I was asked to pay N200,000 to feature 2Face Idibia in my song – Nigerian rapper G-Wiz tells Nollywoodgossip

2Face Idibia Nigerian musician 2Face Idibia has just been added to the growing list of celebrities being used by fraudsters to scam innocent fans on Facebook, Nollywoodgossip has been exclusively informed.
One of the people who encountered the scammers is fast rising Nigerian rapper G-Wiz.According to G-Wiz, someone posing on Facebook as 2Face asked him to part with some cash before he can collaborate with him on a song some weeks ago.
Here’s what he told Delia Innoma (Live Online With Delia):
“It’s so funny. The guy said he is 2Face. He said that I should payN200, 000 (two hundred thousand Naira) to feature him in my song. He gave me one phone number he claims belongs to his manager and one Hypertek email address. He even sent me a form with2Face’s photograph to fill out, with a bank account to pay in the money. I was just laughing because I know it’s not 2Face.”
Nollywoodgossip contacted 2Face’s people and they confirmed it wasn’t the African Queen crooner. They were happy that we brought the matter to their attention and promised to notify the music legend’s fans on time to avoid being scammed.
                      Na wa wonders shall never end......

Young couple found dead inside a car in Kano

 A man and a woman, both in their twenties, were found dead inside a Peugeot 406 car two days ago at Kundila quarters in Kano. 

The young man has been identified as Abubakar Abba by his brother Ahmad Lawan Maduwa who owns the car with the registration number AW 576 KMC while the young lady has also been identified as Ummul khair Muhammad. The cause of their deaths has not been ascertained. 

Maduwa who spoke to Daily Trust said he gave his brother the car on Tuesday around 9pm and asked him to take it to a mechanic the following day (two days ago). 

He said he was woken up by a phone call from one of his friends, who told him that he had spotted his car and that soldiers and police men had the car surrounded and a crowd had also gathered. 

It was gathered that the late Abubakr was a student of Saadatu Rimi college of education while the lady was said to be living with her mother in Kano. 
Police spokesman Magaji Musa Majiya confirmed the incident and said the two corpses had indeed been identified. He also said an investigation had commenced to ascertain the cause of their deaths as no visible injuries were seen on them or any sign of torture.  

Source: Daily Trust 

Worker Pays N11m To Kill Chivita Boss

 A self acclaimed spiritualist, Adewale Salami, 35, has been arraigned before Oshodi Magistrate’s court, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria for allegedly defrauding a company worker, Yinka Kayode to the tune of N11 million on a false pretence of helping him to perform rituals to kill his employers so that he would take over the company.
Yinka who was a staff of Chivita Company Limited located at Ajao Estate, Lagos, reportedly approached Salami and asked him to perform some spiritual work so that he would terminate the lives of his employers and own the company. Click to continue reading
Salami promised to do so if he would pay the money.
Yinka reportedly went with the money to Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, Oshodi. He started paying him the money to the tune of N11 million.
After the payment, his employers did not die as Salami promised.
Instead the company sacked him.
He went to Salami for refund of his money since he did not do what he asked him to do.
Salami bolted with the money and left him to his fate.
He later realised that he had been duped by Salami and went to the police station. He reported that he was duped by Salami.
The police arrested Salami and charged him to court for stealing and obtaining under false pretence under section 419 and 390 of the criminal code 2003.
Part of the charge reads:” That you Adewale Salami on the same date, time and place did obtain the money from Yinka under false pretence that you will perform ritual for him to terminate the lives of his employers which was false”.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Osho Adebiyi granted him bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum,
The matter was adjourned to another date.

Nicki Minaj Shoots Music Video In Hawaii Wearing Bikini

Nicki Minaj wears a pink bikini whilst filming her latest music video 'Starships' in Hawaii   Nicki Minaj wears a pink bikini whilst filming her latest music video 'Starships' in Hawaii  Nicki Minaj wears a pink bikini whilst filming her latest music video 'Starships' in Hawaii Nicki Minaj wears a pink bikini whilst filming her latest music video 'Starships' in Hawaii Nicki Minaj shooting a music video in Hawaii  
Nicki Minaj wears a pink bikini whilst filming her latest music video 'Starships' in Hawaii on March 14, 2012. 

J Martins Joins 2Face Idibia, T.W.O, Sunny Neji and Timi Dakolo | Signs Management Deal With Now Muzik

 Nigerian Singer/Producer J Martins recently inked a management deal with Now Muzik which puts him the ranks of fellow ensigns 2Face Idibia, T.W.O, Sunny Neji and Timi Dakolo.
“Basically, J Martins needs a management team that can plan his itinerary and tours and engagements. We had a meeting and we just hit it off right away. He’s a super talented artiste,” says Tony Anifite, COO of Now Muzik.
J Martins is an innovative artist and with his unique blend of soukous, highlife and Hip-Hop is set to drop his third album “Selah” (Hebrew for “Pause and think”) very soon. This is what he had to say:
“The bar has been raised. So I believe it is time for us to pause and think on ways to generally up our game…Now Muzik has a firm grasp on my work as well as a clear vision and plan for the next chapter in my career. We’ve got some exciting projects on the way and I appreciate Now Muzik‘s dedication and determination to take my career to the next level.”
J Martins‘ music has influenced top African acts like Timaya, P-Square, Bracket, Cabo Snoop andFally Ipupa. Now, it’s left to watch and see if Now Muzik can/will propel his career to the next frontier.

Events This Weekend

Wow! It’s another great Thursday again and as usual, we are very happy to see you here once again on this lovely day. 

TEDx Ife
The event which is themed “Create/Redefine/Change” will feature 12 of this nation’s leading thinkers, innovators, artists, and entertainers. The audience will consist of young Nigerians and students enthusiastic about art, creativity, the web and technology.
Date: Monday 27th February – Friday 27th April 2012
Venue: Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state.
Contact: More information about the event can be found on their Website
Exclusive Screening of Shuga: Love, Sex, Money
MTV cordially invites you to an exclusive screening of ‘Shuga: Love, Sex, Money’. It takes a raw and uncut look at the lives of a group of bright young people and the risks they take to follow their dreams. The show explores the motivations for the risky choices we make when enticed by the lures of love, sex, and money. There will be special appearances by Banky W, Wizkid, and cast member ‘Femi’. The event is strictly by invitation.
Date: Friday 16th March 2012
Time: 5 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Silverbird Cinemas, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tocatina Lounge TGIF
An alternative arty Friday evening out before the night out brought to you by The Life House. Relax after a hard week of work and live it up on Friday and every other day for that matter. Tocatina Lounge TGIF featuring champagne cocktails; yummy bites to eat, great banter and world soul, house and afrobeats by DJ Manji.
Date: Friday 16th March 2012
Time: 6 PM
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tha La Porsche Party
After a week’s work, the least you could do is make it up to yourself and have a great party with the finest ladies and most handsome men. You are invited to the Pomp and Cremé Party. There will be special appearances from artistes like Dokta Frabz, Hakym The Dream, Young Pizzy, Ajayi Brovaz, LyrixCoded, M-Lake and much more.
Date: Friday 16th March 2012
Time: 10 PM
Venue: Bheerhugz Cafe @ Shoprite, Alausa, Ikeja
Ticket Price: N1,000 for Gents, Free for ladies
Reel Women: March Matinees
March is Women’s month at The Life House and the Reel Life team have collaborated with 2 special women who have volunteered to curate all Saturday matinee film screenings throughout the month of March. Calling all the ladies for Saturday afternoon bonding and fun throughout March. Our 3rd REEL WOMEN flick is ‘FIRE’. Fire (1996) is a movie that was hugely controversial in India, the country where it is set. It tells the story of a rather moribund household where two brothers, one married and the other single, live with their aged mother and a house help. 
Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Time: 4 PM
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is a show that majorly concentrates on upcoming artistes who are already close to breaking into the main-stream. Couple of the artiste who have performed in the SNL series are mostly students. 
Date: Saturday 17th March, 2012
Time: 11 PM
Venue: Q Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos
National Women’s Prayer Summit
Awesome Treasures Foundation is having its annual Women’s Prayer Summit this Saturday. The theme is ‘Women Against Violence’.
Date: Saturday 17th March, 2012
Time: 8 AM – 12 Noon
Venue: Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos
Da Yoga & Pilates Morning
DaYoga classes give you the start you need to your weekend. For more info, | Call 07034030683
Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Time: Beginners Yoga – 9AM; Intermediate DaYoga Classic – 10am;  Pilates – 12pm
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Linen and Purple @ L’espace
A day of shopping featuring shoes, bags and dresses by Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Charlotte Olympia, Nanette Lepore, Hermes and a host of other designers. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the  A.C.T.S (Adopt A Child Through School) charity.
Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Time: 12 Noon - 8 PM
Venue: L’espace 19a Olosa Street, Victoria Island
Lagos Premiere of ‘Phone Swap’
The entertainment capital of Nigeria –Lagos,  will witness the premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, ‘Phone Swap’. The movie which features some of Nigeria’s most talented actors – Nse Ikpe-Etim, Joke Silva, Chika Okpala (Zebrudaya), Wale Ojo, Hafiz Oyetoro, Ada Ameh, Lydia Forson and a guest appearance from Kunle Afolayan, is the latest  latest movie from the stables of Golden Effects and the team has raised the bar higher again this time.
Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Venue: Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ticket Prices: Regular N5,000 | VIP N10,000 | VVIP N20,000 | Table N400,000
Ticket Reservations: 08106145932, 08022327297, 07088600522
Ticket Locations: KFC | Eko Hotel & Suites | Silverbird Cinemas | Ozone Cinemas
Olmeca Tequila Golden Sun
Premium spirit brand – Olmeca Tequila will host a soiree that is set to shock the city of Lagos. The event tagged “Olmeca Tequila Golden Sun”, will be the first in the series of thrilling and exciting parties that the brand will organize. This event is a must attend for all as Nigerian super star – Ice Prince will there to interact with you and perform some of his hit singles. Also scheduled to attend is the amazing DJ Sose who will be on the wheels of steel playing the best of music that will keep you dancing all night long as you sip on the refreshing Olmeca Tequila Golden Sun made with Olmeca Tequila, orange slicies and cinnamon powder. To get an invitation, visit their Facebook Page –, like it and fill the form on the Event page to get on the guest list.
Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Time: 10 PM
Venue: 10, Saka Tinubu street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Deji Alli at Speaker Series
Come interact with Deji Alli as he shares his business and life experiences. 
This event is FREE to attend. Deji Alli is the Managing Director of ARM Investment Managers,
 which he founded in 1994. ARM is a diversified and integrated non-bank financial
 services institutioin that currently manages total assets of over N300 billion.
Date: Saturday 17th March 2011
Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
Venue: Bogobiri, 9 Maitama Sule Street off Raymond Njoku Street off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

GIDI Culture Casting Call
“Gidi Culture” is a NEW reality tv show that represents the youth of Nigeria. 
It follows the trials and tribulations of several people from different walks of life,
 live in one of the fastest growing cities in West Africa; Lagos. 
Auditions are taking place this weekend, we look forward to seeing you. 
Please bring along 5’7 photograph of yourself. Contact 08066501582 , 
080233703419 ,, Follow @GidiCultureTv
Date: Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th March 2012
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Venue: 92 Raymond Njoku Road, off Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos
David House Multimedia Limited presents Live Theatre on 
Sunday featuring Ola Rotimi’s Grip AM
Catch Ola Rotimi’s Grip Am at the Unity Centre this Sunday.
 The stage production is sure to impress from the beginning 
to the end. This event will see appearances by Gordons,
 Matse Uwatse of Nigerian Info and Igos of Wazobia FM
Date: Sunday 18th Marchy 2012
Time: 4 PM
Venue: The Unity Centre, 28 Isaac John Street, Ikeja, G.R.A
Ticket Price: Students N 1,000 | Single N 2,500 | Couples N 3, 500 | V.I.P N 5,000
Ticket Locations: At the Venue | Tastee Fried Chicken Outlets | Simply Call 08108156335 | 08038279873
Easy Irie Sundays
Join our in house band for an evening of mellow live jazz, highlife and reggae this Sunday. 
In usual signature Life House style, a sing-a-long is expected and a great Sunday evening is promised
Date: Sunday 18th March 2012
Time: 6.30 PM
Venue: The Life House, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street off Ligali Ayorinde Street, 
Victoria Island, Lagos
The 2012 Sugar Wedding Fair 
The second edition of the Sugar Wedding Fair – a premium exhibition highlighting 
the very best of the Nigerian Wedding Industry will see a mix of careful selected
 participants made up of wedding industry veterans as well as young fresh and
 emerging talents aimed at providing the very best of services to intending
 couples and wedding enthusiasts. There will be lots of giveaways valued 
up to 1 Million Naira. Admission to this event if free for all, you just have to register on their Website.
Date: Sunday 18th March 2012
Time: 11 AM – 8 PM
Venue: Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot Road off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Action, Art & Drama! Stage Play ‘Little Drops’ makes a big splash this March
Every Sunday in March, theatre enthusiasts are set for the time of their lives as the drama
 “Little Drops” is set to hit the stage. Little drops is a story rooted in
 the Niger-Delta crisis which gives an intriguing account of four women 
who meet in the strangest of circumstances, each telling her unique story. 
Written by Prof. Ahmed Yerima, Little Drops gives a compelling 
eye view of how the Niger-Delta people survive a deadly crisis.
 The drama will feature Taiwo Adeyemo, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, 
Paul Alumona, Omoye Uzamere, Ijeoma Grace Agu, and Abiodun
 Kassim and other stellar actors. It is produced by Joke Silva and
 directed by Kenneth Uphopho. Contact 08023152440
Date: Sunday March 18th 2012
Time: 3 PM & 6 PM
Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Tickets: N2,500
FELA! World Tour
His story inspired a nation. His music inspired the world. The Award Winning Broadway Musical, FELA!, comes to Philadelphia. Broadway FELA! in association with The Shubert Organisation presents the most critically acclaimed musical of the season.
Date: Tuesday March 20th – Sunday March 25th 2012
Venue: 260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: For more information on show dates and times, visit their Website