Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Singer Rihanna made her way to London for the Westfield Christmas Lights event

Singer Rihanna made her way to London for the Westfield Christmas Lights event.

The songstress went for a menswear look, fresh off the runway! She put her girly spin on a striped top and pants ensemble by Acne, along with a blue Raf Simons coat. Her outfit was accessorized with silver rings, and cobalt blue shades. 

A bright red lip, and matching manicure provided the finishing touches.

$7.1m ‘cocaine cocktail’ seized from Nigerian syndicate in Malaysia

Malaysian narcotics agents have foiled a Nigerian syndicate’s bid to smuggle cocaine worth $7.1 million hidden in coconut milk cans, a top police official said Tuesday.
“International drug syndicates especially those led by Nigerian nationals have been found to be active in smuggling various types of drugs,” Noor Rashid Ibrahim, narcotics criminal investigation director said in a statement.
Acting on a tip-off from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities found the drugs in a container at the country’s top port, Port Klang, he said. It had arrived on a ship from Guyana last Monday.
Noor Rashid said the liquid drugs seized could produce about 76 kilogrammes (168 pounds) of cocaine when processed.
“Their modus operandi has become more sophisticated, hiding drugs by dissolving it in liquid form to avoid detection,” he said.
The seized container was filled with 980 cartons of cans containing coconut milk and pineapple cubes, he said.
Noor Rashid said upon investigation by the chemistry department, 16 cartons comprising 384 cans of coconut milk were found to be filled with drugs to avoid detection.
In Malaysia, the death penalty is mandatory for convicted drug traffickers.

Source: Vanguard

Music producer/rapper Pharrell was spotted shopping with his buddy P.Diddy at the Lanvin boutique in Paris yesterday.

Music producer/rapper Pharrell was spotted shopping with his buddy P.Diddy at the Lanvin boutique in Paris yesterday. 

Both men are fashion lovers, so it was no surprise to see them decked out in some high fashion threads.

Diddy rocked an all black ensemble, while Pharrell mixed low and high end pieces to cater to his edgy look. He wore a $25 I am Other Classic Tee and a $5,536 plaid coat with fur collar from Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.

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D’Banj and Davido rock crowd at Channel O Music Video Awards [VIDEO]

At the just concluded Channel O Music Video Awards, D’Banj and Davido, were among the Nigerian artistes, who carted over almost half of the awards handed out that night.
And the talented duo, who currently have a working relationship as well, took their turns to perform their hit songs ‘Oliver Twist’ and’Dami Duro’ respectively. And their high octane performances raised the roof at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto.
The show was hosted by Ice Princee and South African model, Bonang Matheba.



Omo Baba Olowo! Davido to give out N500,000 on his 20th birthday this weekend

Ever since he came into the limelight, Davido has always been known to be 19-year-old and everyone kept wondering when he would turn 20. Well, the Dami Duro, has not only confirmed he will stop being a teenager on Wednesday, November 20, 2012.
He tweeted: “Giving out 500k at ma bday party this weekend!! Details soon!!”
The HKN boss did not reveal where the party will hold, neither has he stated if he will be giving out the money in cash..so guyz lookout for the venue..hehehehehehehehe...

CNN Host, Fareed Zakaria, Obasanjo, others attend Airtel Night of Influence [PHOTOS]

The much publicised ‘Airtel Night of Influence’ held on Sunday November 18th, 2012 at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
In a statement released by the company a fortnight before the event, it was deduced that the occasion was meant to be “a distinct platform that will provide a great networking opportunity to prominent international personalities, very successful Nigerians and the Airtel brand”
TV personality and CNN Host of GPS, Fareed Zakari, attended the event as earlier announced. The renowned broadcaster spoke on the theme: Africa’s Political Economy: The Challenge of Leadership, The event was attended by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Airtel Chairman Oba Otudeko, Bharti Airtel Director Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Airtel CEO Rajan Swaroop among many other prominent personalities.
The guests were entertained by popular musician and creator of Africano sound, Lagbaja.
Below are pictures from the event
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Otudeko, Fareed-Zakaria, Obasanjo, Ezekwesili, Swaroop

Beyonce plays Queen Tara in ‘Epic’ animation


Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation are set to release a new 3D computer-generated feature film called “Epic.”  The flick is described as a modern version of Thumbelina where a young girl finds herself in a magical and secet universe that operates in plain sight of human beings.  And like most fairy-tales, there is a battle between good and evil.Pop star Beyonce voices the character “Queen Tara” (shown at the top) who is a mother nature type figure. Chris Wedge, who’s directing the film, says of Bey’s character “She is the one sworn to protect the forest and is the source of its magic.”
The film centers on Mary Katherine who begins her journey by questioning her dad, Prof. Bomba, about whether a hidden world of leaf-armored warriors really exists in the woods.  After finding herself transported to the forest, she must then save the world from the ever present evil by creating the most unlikely team the magical forest can offer. The film is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.  Will you be grabbing the closest kid next to you to go see this?
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David Beckham announces end of MLS career

Former England captain, David Beckham, has confirmed that his final game for LA Galaxy, will be on December 1. However, the 37-year-old, says he is not ready to retire from the game yet.
“I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career,” Beckham said. “I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.
“In my time here I have seen the popularity of the game grow every year. I’ve been fortunate to win trophies, but more important to me has been the fantastic reception I’ve had from fans in L.A. and across the States.
“Soccer’s potential has no limits in this wonderful country, and I want to always be part of growing it.”
In his five years at the club, Beckham reached three league finals and won one MLS title last year. And the management of the stateside club, showered him with encomiums.
“Seldom does an athlete redefine a sport,” Tim Leiweke, the president of Galaxy owners AEG said. “David not only took our franchise to another level, but he took our sport to another level It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of his world, and more importantly, to have him be a part of ours.”
Beckham, who moved to the MLS from Real Madrid, has already denied plans to move to Australia.

Hot New Reality Show OMOTOLA: THE REAL ME on AfricaMagic Entertainment!


Movie star. Mom. Wife. Icon.  Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is an African superstar. In December, DStv audiences tuned into AfricaMagic Entertainment will get an up close and exclusive look at her personal life in the new reality series OMOTOLA: THE REAL ME!
Audiences will join the famous actress as she launches her latest movies, expands her business interests and takes on all the challenges of being a ground-breaking celebrity with fans across the continent. At the same time she remains devoted to her marriage and her family, working to maintain a balance between her professional and personal responsibilities.
Filmed on location in Lagos, London, Ghana, Miami and Kingston (Jamaica), OMOTOLA: THE REAL ME will be screened on AfricaMagic Entertainment, starting on December 6 and premièring a new episode every Thursday (18:30/21:00 CAT)  for 13 weeks.
Talking about the series Omotola says nothing was off limits to the team filming her. “You will get to see everything. What we are doing is very real. It’s basically my whole life. The parts where I’m taking care of the kids, the parts where I’m taking care of the home, the parts when I am working, the parts where I’m yelling.  It’s crazy. My life is crazy!”
But she reassures fans that the show is designed for a wide audience. “Yes my image is ‘omosexy’ but this show is for the whole family. It’s good content for everyone.”
M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi is pleased that the series will appeal to a range of viewers. “Around the world, reality series which spotlight a celebrity’s life in action remain extremely popular with audiences of all ages, from different walks of life. Audiences love that they can see the stars as they go about their daily lives; as they chase their dreams; as they live, love, work and play.”
She also praises Omotola for allowing a sneak peek into her world. “It’s not easy to have cameras following  you, filming you in your good moments and your ‘not so good’ moments. Omotola is already a very busy person so to let viewers share her life is a very brave step to take. Of course, she is enormously entertaining so we know that the series will be fun, interesting television which will result in a lot of  texting, tweeting and talking among followers.”
OMOTOLA: THE REAL ME was executive produced by IFactory Live, Oh Africa and Red Hot Concepts.
For more information on this and other programs on AfricaMagic channels, log on to www.africamagic.tv.

Banky W releases two new singles – ‘Yes/No’ & ‘Good Good Loving’ [LISTEN]

It’s been the year of the EME boys. That is the simple truth. Having signed up Niyola and Shaydee to the record label and released one of the hottest compilations this year, Banky W has dropped two new singles – Yes/No and Good Good Loving.
Cobhams Asuquo, works his production magic on Yes/No, while Good Good Loving was produced by Spellz. The songs are off his upcoming album..



Bola Tinubu and wife bestowed with the highest chieftaincy title in Abeokuta

 (Monday) in the ancient city of Abeokuta in celebration with the National leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who was conferred with one of the highest chieftaincy titles in Egbaland, the Aare- Ago (Field Marshal of Egbaland) while his wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu was installed Erelu Aare-Ago.
The highest chieftaincy title was bestowed upon Tinubu and his wife by the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo Okukenu IV.
The Paramount ruler,Oba Adedotun Gbadebo used the occasion of his 7th year coronation anniversary to confer the titles on Tinubu and his wife.
DailyPost gathered that despite the assassination of Gov. Fashola’s former aide and former Ikeja Local Government Chairman, Toyin Hamzat, on Sunday evening, the ceremony went smoothly without any tension...CONGRATS TO THEM..

I Admire Jay Z & Beyonce – Keyshia Cole

jet magazine cover

As she promotes her Woman to Woman disc, pretty gal Keyshia Cole covers the latest issue of ROLLING OUT in a leather skirt and studded Louboutin pumps where she talks about balancing her successful career and raising a family. She also reveals the message she hopes her music leaves behind for her fans and when she knew Daniel Gibson was the right man for her.
Here are the highlights:
Are there any couples in entertainment you admire for being examples of a strong family?
I respect Beyoncé and Jay-Z, because I know how hard it can be to stay in love in this business. In the beginning, it appeared as if Jay-Z knew Beyoncé had work to do. I respect that. You can’t go into a relationship trying to change someone. You have to grow with that person and go through everything with them. That’s one thing that I noticed and I respect about them. Of course, I’m not with them every day, but that’s what I see from the outside looking in.
keyshia cole Keyshia Cole shares her admiration for Beyonce and  Jay Zs marriage in her Rolling Out cover story
How do you balance family life with a hectic road schedule?
I can’t do it alone. It takes a village to raise a child. I have family who help me when I need it. My son’s grandparents have also been very helpful. [His grandfather] recently spent two weeks with us, and for him to see his papa was wonderful.
What do you want your overall message to be for those who relate to your songs?
I didn’t have great examples while coming up in Oakland. I was able to look to examples in the industry such as Brandy. She was able to do a lot at an early age. In Mary J. Blige I saw strength. She never gave up. That’s what I want to leave behind. I want young women to know that where they start doesn’t have to be where they finish. You have to take it a day at a time. You go through things, you learn and you keep fighting.
Do you remember the day you realized Daniel was the one?
I thought he was beautiful the first time we met. We had been talking for months before we physically met each other. We had ups and downs in our relationship, and we grew from it. When you make a commitment to marriage, you have to be serious about it. You can love the person you are with, but you have to be sure that you’re ready to make that commitment. This is not only for when times are good — marriage is for the remainder of our lives. [It’s for] building a life and making the best life for your children.

Kate Middleton Returns Kim Kardashian’s Free Clothes

kim_w-o_makeup_1Leopard print everything: The Kardashian sisters in their own designs for their latest range at Dorothy Perkins

According to the Examiner, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has reportedly returned a free load of clothing from Kim Kardashian who recently launched a clothing line ‘The Kollection’, with her sister, Kourtney.
A palace insider is quoted as saying: ‘Kate is hardly going to turn up for an event with the queen in a cheap leopard-print mini-skirt or gold sequined jacket.’ 
The source also added that Kim invited Kate over for tea in an attempt to get a new royal best friend out of her recent trip to London. But once again, the Duchess politely turned down the offer.
‘She hoped Kate might be seen wearing one of the designs out in public, which would give their fashion credentials a huge boost,’

Charlyboy, the aristocratic rebel: Untold story of his $200m fortune, courage and success

The path of self-discovery and originality from cradle to greatness is less traveled by sojourners because it is long, dusty, and turbulent with no shortcuts to the preferred destination. Great men like CHARLY BOY are not necessarily perfect. They only stand out from the crowd with a mark of distinction while daring to be who they truly are. Thus, they see, think and act above the level of events. They do not speak the language of the immediate generation and are rarely understood by contemporaries because they are future-based and in some cases stigmatized as controversial until their perspectives and actions, for which they were stigmatized become obvious to the wondering society in retrospect.
Early in life, CHARLY BOY, like the Legendary Afro-beat King, FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI, was tossed between upholding his aristocratic status as first son of the renowned JUSTICE CHUKWUDIFU OPUTA, and establishing his originality on the sands of time by heeding the call of destiny to make a difference in his generation. He rebelled against parental interference in his career path with a determination to deliver himself as a gift to his generation. A decision he paid dearly for.
Consistent with his aristocratic background, CHARLY BOY attended the prestigious Harvard University; a world-class University in the USA with a track record of producing great world leaders including President BARAK OBAMA. He also studied Communications at Emerson University also in the USA.
Upon completion of his University education, CHARLY BOY returned to Nigeria, but against the high hopes of his father, he opted for the streets instead of accepting the plum job at Mobil Oil and Gas that was already secured for him ahead of his arrival by his influential father. At this point, the AREA FADA as he will be called by the area boys on the streets, incurred the wrath of his Parents who withdrew all their support for him describing him as a big rascal, and the black – sheep of the family.
Coping with the grim ordeals of his fluctuating fortune after his parent jettisoned him was not an easy task, but with the prospect of a glorious future in mind, CHARLY BOY doggedly faced the situation headlong and rose above the storms that threaten his self-actualization.
CHARLY BOY believes that no price is too much to pay to actualize a great vision. So upon losing the support of his Parent, he retired back to his village – Oguta in Imo State, Nigeria. And had to condescend to selling beer and pepper soup in a semi-beer joint to survive while his American wife, Lady D who became one of the strongest creative forces behind the success of the CHARLY BOY brand, was rumoured to have gone back to the United States to make money for their upkeep. In fact, he was accused of using juju on his wife who would never abandon him in spite of the many controversies surrounding him.
Another woman who played a key role at the most critical stage of CHARLY BOY’S development was the popular artiste TYNA ONWUDIWE. She was instrumental to the movement of CHARLY BOY from the village to Lagos to pursue his entertainment career. Initially, it was not very easy as he delved into music, his breakthrough came through ZOOMTIME.
Today, CHARLY BOY is not only an entertainer but also an enigmatic social engineer who has carved a niche for himself with an amazing cult followership. C.B as he is fondly called by close pals and loyalists chose a different path against the wish of his people and consistently kept to his vision. The seemingly lost child has now become one of the most respected of his family and one of the most reputable figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
From the days of no sleepass like our President, to the years of lost future in the village, the enigmatic Area Fada began his journey. When little or nothing is heard about those he started with, CHARLY BOY has consistently kept his brand above boards. He is indisputably one of the most celebrated Nigerian entertainers, and obviously one of the richest celebrities in Africa.

Not much has been known over time about what the AREA FADA is worth in terms of wealth. Today, we have decided to dig into the world of fame and affluence of the AREA FADA, who navigated his way out of the artificial poverty he created for himself. Today, the Lost – sheep has become a child with a vision, and the same parents we hear live in his family house in Gwarinpa- Abuja.
It would be recalled that he had reportedly acquired a second-hand Helicopter in 2009 for his family use. Investigation had revealed that CHARLY BOY sold the Helicopter after one week of purchase due to some mechanical faults. However, the man who is synonymous with zeal, zest and enthusiasm has continued to amass wealth for himself and his family through his artistic ingenuity.
CHARLY BOY who has been away to the United Kingdom for a tour is rumoured to have just acquired another second-hand Helicopter worth $780,000.00. It was rumoured that the Areafada bought the Helicopter from a company called Rim, which recently put up one of its Helicopters for sale. CHARLY BOY was said to have quickly rushed to the company to pay for the Helicopter. We cannot say exactly where the transaction took place.
As a result of this new development, we have taken a special timeout to gather very explicit and reliable information on the AREA FADA’S wealth profile from a source very close to the AREA FADA.
It is so shocking to know that CHARLY BOY has acquired apartments on every street in Gwarinpa, Abuja. It was further disclosed that out of his patriotism of the estate, Galadima bus stop and his street were named after him. The different houses he possess have been put out to rent, as most of the tenants do not even have ideas on who owns them, as they deal strictly with the agents and his lawyers. His 25 buildings in Gwarinpa cannot be disputed. In recognition of his antecedents as a social engineer, some Bus stops in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Benin have been named after him.
The source had also given us some pictures he got from CHARLY BOY showing his different apartments abroad including Dubai (see photos), thirty landed property in Abuja including the newly secured CHARLY BOY YOUTH CENTRE, fleet of cars and power bikes, 3 apartments in Lagos, an apartment in the United States, and a night club in England.
A credible source had disclosed further that CHARLY BOY recently sold one of his apartments in Ghana. The Multi-billionaire has a mansion for an office just immediately after his house in the same estate. CHARLY BOY has been rated by our reporter as one of the richest living celebrities in Nigeria. He has not only acquired fame, but has acquired stupendous wealth as well.
Despite the success, many troubling questions abound. Why has his life remained eccentric? Many have concluded that it is as a result of his wealth that he continues to spend money on make-ups, eccentric costumes. Some have said that it is because he feels so successful that he now sleeps in Coffins, keeps Python as a pet and a host of other weird things he does. Even at that, he is obviously not deterred by mounting criticism as he appears to be too comfortable with his life-style.
Today, “The Stone that the builders rejected” has now become “the chief cornerstone” in the OPUTA family. The supposed stubborn child, and so called “big rascal”, and “black – sheep” of the family is now a positive reference point and major help to the family.
Despite his achievement, the General of the People’s army as he is sometimes called is down to earth. People who have met the Areafada one on one have confessed that his humility is to a fault. This is not unconnected to the place he stands in the society. This could also be a strategy he has put in place to be able relate with the real people he advocates for.
Apart from his wealth, not many are even aware that the Areafada is a grandfather. Charlyboy is said to be happy with his 9 children who are all doing well in their various endeavors. They are mostly graduates. One of his sons is an Associate Professor at MIT, Boston.
His meteoric rise from grass to grace is not just phenomenal but inspiring. Certainly, behind every glory, there is a story. Indeed CHARLY BOY’S story is that of “from rags to riches”, “from cradle to greatness”, from obscurity to fame, from poverty to stupendous wealth and from failure to success in life. This is a story of vision, doggedness, consistency, tenacity, perseverance and great focus; an obvious inspirational story to the youths....

Keri Hilson shows off Azonto and Etighi skills at Abuja Concert [VIDEO]

Nigerians were left with little doubt, about the love American star Keri Hilson, has for the country last weekend. The elegant artiste, was the headline act at the 2012 Face of Sofa event in Abuja.
After tweeting consistently about several things she adore, including the natural African woman, Keri Hilson came on stage and demanded for Nigerian songs.
The DJ promptly granted her request, dishing out Flavour’s Ashawo and D’banj’s Oliver Twist and she went to show off her Azonto and Etighi skills to a cheering crowd.