Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy Birthday Robbie!

PHOTO OF THE DAY(shan and son)

Ini Edo; Latest Producer In Town

This has certainly been a year of innovation and growth for Nollywood. Oprah, the most influential woman on television mentioned Genevieve Nnaji on her show as one of the 20 most popular people in the world.
Stephanie Okereke directed and produced a film  ‘Through the Glass’, racking in millions at the box office, Emem Isong’s ‘Guilty Pleasures’ continues to thrill and pull crowds of people to the cinemas to mention a few.
It seems Nollywood is not quite done with surprises… reports just reaching us tell us that sexy screen siren, Ini Edo has joined the ranks as the latest producer in town!  She has just co-produced and starred in a film, ‘Memories of my Heart’ which is set to hit our screens soon.
  I caught up with the pretty actress and she confirmed the story. ‘Yes, I have just co-produced a film with my good friend and big sister, Emem Isong.  It stars Ramsey, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Mona Lisa Chinda, Nse Ikpe-Etim and myself. It’s a romantic comedy and I’m sure people will like it’. Hmm…very star-studded I see.. so who are the love interests in the movie? Hear her; ‘I think I’ll be giving away the story if I   
answered that so I wouldn’t like to say for now but what I will say that it’s a love story and I had a lot of fun shooting it and working with my colleagues both as an actress and as an executive producer’. So, when should we expect to see this frothy confection of a movie that is already giving me toothache! (it sounds so sweet!) ‘Before the end of the 1st quarter of next year’ she quipped. Ha! Will it be possible for viewers to wait that long? She smiles and decides to soothe my restive soul with some lovely location shoots.

Don Jazzy just confirm split with D'banj?

Two Brides and a Baby: Our Side of the Story - Silverbird Cinemas

Defamatory allegations of fraud against Silverbird Cinemas by Mrs Blessing Effiom Egbe with respect to the Movie - Two Brides and a Baby - The true position

It has come to our  attention  that a certain Mrs. Blessing Effiom Egbe has been making disparaging allegations of fraud and unethical practices against Silverbird Cinemas with respect to the exhibition of the movie ‘Two Brides and a Baby’ which was produced by her. The said Mrs. Egbe has gone to the extent of issuing a press statement dated 28/02/2012 and titled ‘Notification of scam and impending lawsuit’. She has also engaged in a campaign of calumny against Silverbird Cinemas on different social media geared towards inciting public hatred against Silverbird Cinemas. It has therefore become necessary to set the records straight in the face of what is obviously cheap blackmail by Mrs. Egbe. 

It is important to make it clear from the onset that Silverbird Cinemas does not have any direct business relationship with Mrs. Egbe. In its business as exhibitors of movies to the general public, Silverbird Cinemas deals only with approved movie distributors based on agreed contractual terms. This was not different in the case of the movie Two Brides and a Baby.

Silverbird Cinemas acquired the rights to exhibit Two brides and a baby from Okhma Global Limited run by one Ms. Mary Ephraim Ita whom we understand is the distributor for the movie and appointed by Mrs. Egbe. Based on the contract signed between Silverbird Cinemas and Okhma Global, it was agreed that the movie would  be exhibited at Silverbird Cinemas in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Lagos. In all the period of the negotiation, Silverbird dealt directly with Okhma Global Limited to the exclusion of all other persons.

It was agreed between Silverbird Cinemas and Okhma Global Limited that the movie was to be exhibited for a minimum of three weeks and for such extended periods thereafter based on the performance of the movie. To this end, Silverbird Cinemas provided Okhma Global Limited with the movie schedules and sales report for each week in advance for the period that the exhibition lasted. When Silverbird Cinemas expressed its desire to extend the screening of the movie as provided for under the agreement with Okhma Global, it forwarded the movie schedule for the week spanning 27th January 2012 – 2nd February 2012  by email to Okhma Global through its contact person, one Ms. Victoria Agbor. The notification of the schedule which represented the apparent intention to exhibit the movie in the week referred to was never objected to, neither did Silverbird Cinemas receive any notice of termination of the Agreement.

It is therefore incorrect as it is being insinuated by Mrs. Egbe in her press release that the movie was shown beyond 13th January 2012 without her requisite knowledge and consent or that of Okhma Global.  Silverbird Cinemas has been in the business of exhibiting both local and international movies for quite a while and its integrity has never been questioned in such a despicable manner. Silverbird Cinemas maintains that it has fulfilled all its contractual obligations with respect to Two Brides and a Baby to Okhma Global which has not raised any issue with it. We would have expected therefore that Mrs. Egbe would have channelled her grievances towards her distributor (Okhma Global) rather than dragging Silverbird Cinemas into her private vendetta.

Silverbird Cinemas is therefore justifiably embarrassed by the contents of the Press Release as well as the various libellous publications instigated by Mrs. Egbe in different social media, blogs and websites including but not limited to her Tweeter account, Linda Ikeji’s blog and which seem to suggest that Silverbird Cinemas fraudulently made copies of the movie  to  exhibit illegally without the knowledge and consent of Okhma Global or that it has failed to make the necessary royalty payments for the exhibition to Okhma Global which it contracted with.

 Silverbird Cinemas views these serious allegations of fraud contained in these publications as unfounded, vexatious, defamatory and a deliberate attempt to smear its hard-won corporate integrity. As a responsible corporate organization , it abides with all the extant Codes of Corporate Governance and goes to great lengths to maintain transparency in all its corporate dealings. Mrs. Egbe’s indiscretion in going public with such unfounded and malicious allegations of a grievous nature as fraud despite explanations made to her to forward any reservations or enquiries she might have with the contract for the exhibition of the movie to Okhma Global has caused Silverbird Cinemas loss of business reputation and goodwill, as it is constantly inundated daily with calls by its business associates seeking to verify the truth of the allegations.

We have also noted the negative comments and conclusions reached by the general public on the websites, blogs and social media based on the stories published on the instigation of Mrs. Egbe.  We have therefore instructed our team of lawyers to undertake a review of the circumstances surrounding this episode and we may be constrained to commence legal action against Mrs. Egbe if she does not make a retraction of the defamatory statements she has made against Silverbird Cinemas along with an apology for her false and unfounded statements. Silverbird as an advocate of the growth and development of the Nigerian entertainment industry will continue to support the industry including Nollywood irrespective of the negative publicity.

We also urge members of the press to balance their reporting of this incident based on verifiable facts in line with the best ethics of journalism. Silverbird Communications Limited and by extension, Silverbird Cinemas has an open door policy towards media relations and is always available to make any clarifications on this issue that may be required. For further enquiries, please contact Ayotunde Sewanu on 08030733433.


The hawt diva couldn't stay married for too long, the marriage was just for 72 days; her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries is one of the shortest in the world. The actress, entrepreneur and celeb is on the way to breaking another record sometime soon, though she's still a far cry from the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, P- Diddy and co.

She recently celebrated hitting 14 Millions devoted followers on Twitter and she was so happy about it that she had to say thanks to all her fans. Hear her- 
I can’t believe I just passed 14 million followers on Twitter! This is crazy! Thank you all so much… I love you guys!
I wanted to give you all a shout out, but it’s impossible to list you all, so I grabbed as many of my Twitter dolls as I could and put you in a gallery!! 
Sorry if you aren’t there, but I love you all! (And more kisses for you at the end of the gallery, lol!) Xo

M-Net’s Alabi a global leader


Biola Alabi is one of the Young Global Leaders as selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Alabi is the M-Net Africa Managing Director, and on this achievement said:

To be named a Young Global Leader by such a prestigious and respected forum is both an unexpected but deeply appreciated honour, and a truly humbling experience. I thank the World Economic Forum for this accolade which inspires me to contribute more as a global citizen.”

Alabi joined M-Net over three years ago and has been at the forefront in the expansion of the Africa Magic channels.

Happy Birthday @Terrygzus

Gabriel Amanyi a.k.a Terrygzus who is a year older today. we wish him more fruitful years ahead. AKA akpako master1 of naija of ikwo land.may his gingah continue to inspire his fans


HIP HIP HIP Hoorayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

We are just so happy to celebrate a good friend of the house in the person of Nollywood hunk and actor-Chidi Mokeme has he clocks 40. Yes Chidi is now a man, and we are so happy that God has kept him, cool, handsome and successful. We pray this would be the beginning of the best days of his life.

The graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, where he got a degree in Computer Science is from Oba,Idemili LGA in Anambra State.

At a point in his life, he was a very popular leading man, who knew how to interpret roles very well, before then he had had a stint has a model, he seems to have cooled off the Nollywood scene in the recent past and has engaged more in business, he is said to own a thriving business at Ikota, where an adult store is located, amongst several other businesses he now does. The father of one, a young boy of 12, was born Chidiebere Geoffrey Azubuike Mokeme.

He is one of the very popular Nigerian born in the month of March. 2 other very prominent March people we can easily recall now are the former President of Nigeria-Retired General- Chief Olusegun Okikiola Matthew Aremu Obasanjo-Born March 5, 1937 and the Olori Omoba of Ijebuland and the Asiwaju of Ijebu Christians-Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, who clocked 78 years old a few days ago. he will be at elegushi by 12pm to celebrate with march babies......

So Chidi, where is the party at?


At the Kouture Afrika & Fashion TV debut event
I've got to give it to my girl, Jumai Shaba! She's always looking on point when she sets to work on the red carpet. I just had to share some really lovely  looks of hers! (To me, she should be in front instead of behind of the camera! Lol!)  Check out these hot red carpet looks of hers.   
Jumai who studied in the UK is back in Nigeria and is the presenter for red carpet events on Africa Magic's Jara TV & was recently made Business Development Executive, Cool FM/Nigeria Info/Wazobia FM! 
At the MTN Lagos & Fashion Design week.
At the FAB Awards last year.
At the Hennessy Artistry Video Premiere
Give it up to a lady with beauty and brains! Follow her on Twitter @JumaiShaba she's got the most postive, inspiring Tweets! :)


American Rapper J. Cole to headline Big Brother Star Game!
With auditions on track, season 7 of M-Net’s reality super-series Big Brother Africa is already generating excitement with fans looking forward to the May 6 return to DStv of Africa’s biggest TV show.  With contestants doubling up to enter the series in pairs this year and with a USD 300 000 prize for just one winner, the stage is set for 91 days in which human emotion, attitude and action is put to the test!

Two Housemaids Fight Over Indian Lover

                                                  Elizabeth Emmanuel                                                Patience Okpara

Two Nigerian house maids, Patience Okpara and Elizabeth Emmanuel threw away decency and fought openly at Ilupeju Lagos State, over an Indian man.

Patience was bitter that Elizabeth started having affairs with the Indian she claimd was her sex partner and boss. The fight resulted in Patience boiling hot water adding pepper to it and pouring it on Elizabeth, who sustained severe burns.

The incident happened at 17, Sere Close, Ilupeju, Lagos, where both work as domestic servants to two Indians. Both were arrested by the police at Ilupeju station.

Patience was charged to Oshodi Magistrate’s court, Lagos for pouring hot water on Elizabeth after their fight was separated by a security guard in the compound.

Patience, 25, hails from Imo State and Elizabeth, 25, hails from Akwa Ibom State.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Patience was so bitter that Elizabeth left her own man and had sex with her boss. 
Patience said when she confronted Elizabeth, she was boasted about it, saying it was her boss that demanded her services that night.

Culled from PM News