Saturday, 10 November 2012

D’Banj returns with a new song and video, ‘Bachelor’ [WATCH]

The Kokomaster, D’Banj, has released his new track and video – ‘Bachelor’. This is his second solo offering, after he broke up with Don Jazzy. Before this, Oyato was not well received and the former MoHits boss knew he had to step it up.
This video was directed by Sesan and featured cameos from Special Ed and his younger brother, Kay Switch.


Boko Haram commander who escaped from custody in hospital

Boko Haram commander alleged to have escaped from detention is said to be receiving medical attention at an undisclosed location, sources told our correspondent in Abuja on Friday.
The suspect, whose real name is Mohammed Kachalla, was said to have fallen ill some weeks ago before he sought medical care.
Kachalla, Ibrahim Umar and Aliu Umar, an Air Force officer, were arrested alongside Kabir Sokoto in January 2012 at the Borno State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
However, Sokoto, the alleged mastermind of the Christmas Day bombing of Saint Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, escaped from police custody at Abaji, a satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory. Kachalla and Umar were still in police custody while Aliu Umar had been handed over to the Air Force authorities for investigation.
Sokoto was rearrested at Mutum Biu in Taraba State by the State Security Service in February. Sources told Saturday PUNCH that the police authorities were rattled by a television report that a terror suspect had escaped, and they quickly ordered a head count of all terror suspects in police custody.
“The police authorities quickly directed that a roll call of terror suspects be carried out, having suffered serious embarrassment over the escape of Sokoto from police custody early this year. “They have also ordered an investigation into the source of the report about the purported escape,” the source stated.

Source: PUNCH

“We want our female children to use hijab in their schools” – Muslim cleric

President of Osun Muslim Community, Mr. Sheik Salaudeen Olayiwola has called on the Osun State Government under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregebsola to approve the use of hijab (veil) for female Muslim students in secondary schools.
The Muslim cleric who made this call at a news conference on the Hijrah celebration, which will be holding on November 15 noted that nothing is attached to the use of veil in Islamic religion.
According to Olayiwola, the period commemorates a turning point in the process of Islamic movement when Muhammad preached against idolatry and corruption.
He said: “We want our female children to use hijab in their schools. In Mecca, every woman uses it and the governor should allow female Muslim students to wear it as well.
“We appreciate the efforts of the governor in providing school uniforms for the students but he should include hijab in the dress code for female Muslim students,” Olayiwola added.
Speaking on the social significance of hijrah, the respected cleric explained that the celebration will symbolise the decision to depart from what has been considered bad to a better and a more appealing way of life.
Hijrah is the migration of the Holy Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina when his life was threatened by idol worshippers.

Accra: Robber who set victim ablaze with petrol sentenced 30years

An Accra Circuit Court on Friday sentenced Peter Gift, a mason, to 30 years in imprisonment for pouring petrol on a pharmacist and threatened to set her ablaze if she did not surrender all the monies in her possession.The accused who is a Liberian national has been charge for robbery contrary to section 149 of Act 29/60.
The accused pleaded guilty.The Prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Patrick A. Morkeh said the complainant is a pharmacist at Tonjoce Pharmacy located at Labone while the accused is a mason and a Liberian national.He said on November 1, 2012 at about 9 am, the accused went to the pharmacy shop of the complainant and demanded to buy medicine for the cure of typhoid. The complainant gave the medicine to him.
He said whilst the complainant was checking the price of the medicines on the computer the accused poured petrol on her and threatened to set her ablaze if she did not surrender all the monies in her possession.DSP Morkeh said the complainant gave the accused GH?40 but he rejected the money. He said the accused escorted the complainant to where she kept the daily sales of GH?470.30 and went out after the act.
He said the complainant raised an alarm and the accused was chased and arrested and was handed over to the Police.

“It’s none of your business if my marriage is intact or not” – Nollywood star, Jennifer Eliogu

She is a delectable actress that sparkles on and off the screen. Busty, gorgeous and gifted, multi-talented Jennifer Eliogu, who experienced a stellar rise to stardom via acting, is one actress who has remained relevant in the make-believe world for over 16 years and still counting.
Today, her tentacles cut across acting, producing, script writing, singing, motivational speaking, events anchoring alongside her Non-Governmental Organisation’s activities. However, despite wearing an ever-cheerful mien, Eliogu is a woman with ‘a lot’ on her heart.
She painstakingly speaks for the first time on sundry issues, especially the trending marriage break up, among other hot issues. Enjoy it:
Currently, you are no longer a constant face on screen; what is really happening?
There is nothing happening. It’s just that there are so many complications in the industry. Besides, at a point I got married and relocated From Nigeria to Switzerland. And basically, I have gotten to a level in the industry where I don’t have to feature in every movie just because I want to stay relevant. What matters to me right now are storylines and then the casts. So if a job comes with a good storyline and a commensurate pay, I will definitely take part – emphasis now is on stories that add value. Unfortunately, it’s either that such stories don’t come often or they don’t come with the right fees. In recent times you have a lot of movies that don’t add values to lives…
What has life taught you over the years?
So much! Life has taught me to put my trust in God and God alone. After God, the only people I trust are my family members because they are the ones I can open up to, they are the ones I can tell all my problems and they either criticize me constructively or they encourage me in whatever I choose to do. So life has taught me to trust only God and my family.
The issue of your marriage breakup has been in the news; why have you not come out to set the record straight?
The truth is when I got married, I didn’t call anybody; when I was in that relationship, I didn’t tell the world. When I got married, I only invited a few friends who came to witness the wedding. Have you ever seen my husband’s picture anywhere? You won’t because we want a private life; a life away from the movie and the press. I chose to keep it that way. I will not dignify people by running to press to respond to all that are said about me.
A lot of things are being said about me – some true, some false. If I haven’t been in the habit of debunking everything they have been saying about me, why now? I have a right to my privacy and I want to keep it that way. People are free to insinuate, and speculate, but the truth remains the truth, while lies remain lies. It only takes time.
But this issue has been lingering
And since then what has changed? I’m still me; I’m still concentrating and I’m still doing positive things.
A lot of your fans would really want to know if your marriage is still intact?
I don’t owe them that! What I owe them is to continue to shoot good films, adding values to lives-that I will keep doing but my private life remains private.
We are just being concerned, it was reported that he abandoned you for a Swiss woman and we wondered if you were not good enough for him? Like I said, I have a right to my private life and I will not discuss my private life – not with you or with any other person. Looking at a woman, you can tell whether she is happy or not and I know that I’m a happy woman…are you not seeing I’m happy?
So how are the two children coping?
They are blessed, and are doing wonderfully well.
How are they coping?
Coping with what?
Coping with the absence of their dad.
You really think you are smart? Listen, like I said earlier on, I’m a happy woman, and my children are doing beautifully well and their father as well is doing well; whatever insinuations you have, whatever speculations, it’s unfortunate that I don’t care, I have a right to my privacy and please let’s discuss something else.
But what actually led to that rumour?
You are in a better position to tell me because you are a press man. I don’t know where you heard it, I don’t know where it came from. I don’t know why you are still dwelling on this, you can go and find out where and how because you are the investigator.
Most celebrity marriages seem to have one problem or the other; what do you think is the major cause?
I don’t know what causes problems in other people’s homes! I don’t live with them so I don’t see how I’m supposed to know. It’s unfortunate that marriages are breaking up, but it’s not synonymous with the industry. It happens in every sector. When two people are not compatible or having misunderstandings, there might be break up, sometimes they make up eventually and sometimes they don’t. But asking me what the problem is, is what I don’t know. I think it’s just the devil at work.
Apart from the issue of compatibility and the devil being at work, don’t you think there might be something else?I keep to myself a lot. The friends I have don’t even know where I live and I don’t know where they live. We meet at events, we go to some occasions together, and we talk on phones. I don’t pry into peoples’ affairs unless they open up to me. I don’t pry into other peoples’ affair because I don’t appreciate them prying into mine.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received and who gave it to you?
I’ve received so many beautiful advice, one of them that I will never forget came when I got married. Aside the normal gifts from her, she gave me a letter in an envelope and said to me ‘don’t open it until you get home and then when you want to open it, make sure you open it with your husband’. The letter contained a plain sheet of paper, pencil, eraser, and a small letter on another paper. I was wondering what is this suppose to mean and then when I opened the letter, it read: “My beloved, I advice that anytime you have problems and you are very angry, do not write with an ink because you can’t erase it, but write with a pencil from this plain sheet and when that anger goes away, and you are sober, take your eraser and clean it off. In that way, you don’t carry yesterday’s anger into another day”. I cried after reading it because I didn’t think anybody could give me such an advice, and to a large extent, I tried to practice it.
From what you are saying, does it mean your marriage is still intact?
Next question please, move away from my family!
You are busty and a lot of people see you as someone who flaunts what she has; have you changed?
No! I have not changed. Flaunting means different things; I don’t know your idea of flaunting. If dressing the way I like is what you mean, then the answer is no because I haven’t changed. I still have to look as good as I want to depending on where I’m going, depending on my mood, and depending on the occasion.
After two kids, you are still this beautiful and charming; what could be the secret?
In the first place, I give God the glory for creating me the way He did. You can’t change yourself, so you just learn to appreciate yourself for who you are. I look like my mother, and I also took after her in terms of voice. There is no secret; I don’t even have cosmetics range that I use.
I’m tempted to ask how old are you?
If I tell you how old I am, you might not even believe it. Some people think I’m older, while others think I’m younger. I think people lie about their ages when they don’t have much and they are looking forward to having. If you truly have much, you have no reason lying about your age. So as for me, I haven’t done badly; I give God the glory.
What do you have to say about a certain picture of yours that exposes a bit of your boobs which keeps resurfacing on the internet?
It’s unfortunate that I have nothing to say. People should just get a life; I have moved on, so I expect people to move on as well.
Considering your beauty and how sexy you look, one wonders how you cope with admirers?
Even the ugly ones still have a lot of male admirers. It doesn’t matter what a woman looks like, there is always someone who sees something beautiful about her. And men will always make passes, it is a natural thing. It depends on what one wants as a woman. And I think I handle it well, I try to be as friendly as I have to be, and maybe my approach makes them go away like that. Every woman is beautiful, even the ones you feel nobody can make passes at, people still make passes at them. How many men are you going to date no matter how beautiful you are? I feel good when you say I’m beautiful, that means God has done a wonderful job on me.
What about your fellow women that are attracted to you?
I’ve never been a lesbian. Sometimes, I don’t hold it against them because I see them as having psychological problems. In as much as I don’t cast them away, I also don’t keep them as friends. I don’t condemn them; it’s not for anybody to judge. Some people has just found themselves in that position, being trapped in that situation, so I don’t think it’s something you say ‘okay kill the person’, some people need counseling, because some went into it through rebellion, some through frustration, looking for acceptance, some were lured to it, whichever way it is, it’s a problem and I don’t think the best thing to do is to celebrate it. I think it demands prayer.
Now that your man might not be close to you, how do you cope with your sexual feelings whenever it comes?Don’t be too rude! Can you please move to another thing! A woman is a woman; we know how we cope with our feelings when it comes.
Share with us, how women generally cope with such kind of feelings
No I won’t. This is a private thing. But somehow, we get over it. If you make it an issue, it becomes an issue. If you allow the thought to dwell, it dwells. When you are occupied with a lot of things, you give no room to the devil.
Source: Entertainment Express

Exclusive Photos: Who Wears Miss Ghana 2012 Crown Tomorrow?

Precious, Ohemaa & Roseline 
Abena , Afriyie & Ayisha 
Miss Ghana 2012 final is set for tomorrow Saturday November 10, 2012 at the Accra International Conference Centre. Expectations are high, especially among large Ghanaian fan base; some of who have been yearning for a day to see the final 18 contestants live on stage and the anxiety among the finalists themselves keep building up as they gear up to battle with beauty and intelligence for the ultimate crown. 

Award-winning Nigerian star Asa, the adorable Efya, Sherifa Gunu, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and a couple of other top musicians are expected to perform at the event. The show will be hosted by two of Ghana’s finest live show hosts, Kwesi Kyei Darkwah (KKD) and Anita Erskine. 

..Who do you want to wear the crown?

Billey , Oforiwaa & Georgette 
Gifty , Jennifer & Joan
Josephine , Naa & Nadia
Rufina, Sabina & Stephanie

Elton John and his husband expecting second child

Sir Elton John has a second baby on the way. Elton, 65, and David Furnish, 50, are thought to be using the surrogate who gave birth to son Zachary — now 23 months old.
Elton was “over the moon” last night. A surrogate for the Rocket Man singer and hubby David is due to give birth next year, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Last night a source close to the pair said: “Elton and David love this lady like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life.
“Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed.”
The mum — believed to have been recruited via the Center for Surrogate Parenting in Encino, California — is said to be already “several months” pregnant.
Zachary will have turned two by the time his sibling arrives. He was born on Christmas Day 2010.
The source confirmed Sir Elton and his partner had been making preparations for child No2.
Staff working for the superstar have been sworn to secrecy. But The Sun understands a hunt is on for an extra nanny, who will be based at his mansion in Windsor, Berks.
Just months ago Elton told how he and Furnish were keen for their son — full name Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John — to have a brother or sister.
He said: “At what stage we don’t know. But we definitely will. I don’t want him to be an only child.”
Yesterday excited Elton kept his nappy news to himself as he landed in Australia for a sell-out tour.
Furnish — 50 last month — will tonight be at a glittering bash at London’s iconic Battersea Power station.
He and Hollywood’s Kevin Spacey are co-hosting the annual Winter Ball — which raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation. Furnish will then jet out to join his husband.
Last night Elton’s agent refused to comment.

Source: UK SUN

Iceprince Zamani and Bonang Mathba to host Channel O Music Video Awards 2012

There will be a Nigerian co-host again this year, at the Channel Music Video Awards. Last year, EME boss, Banky W and South African O-Access presenter, Dineo Moeketsi, anchored the event.
For the 2012 edition, the hosts will be Chocolate City’s Iceprince Zamani and South African top model, Bonang Matheba.
The organisers are hoping the two starts will bring their unique personalities to the fore, when they take to the stage on November 17, at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto.
Nigerian artistes like 2face Idibia, Mo’Cheddah, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Wizkid, Brymo, etc. have been nominated in different categories...

Photos: Davido And B-Red Arrive In London For Weekend Show

 They arrived in London yesterday ahead of their weekend hosting at Coko Bar in the Central London.