Tuesday, 9 April 2013

[Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tonye Cole, Denrele Edun & more gather in Ekiti for the 2nd edition of The Future Awards Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders]

Chike Ogeah, Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi and Tonye Cole during the panel session at The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders.

Governors Amaechi and Fayemi exchanging pleasantries at The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders..

Chike Ogeah, Kayode Fayemi, Rotimi Amaechi and Pat Utomi at The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders..

Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tonye Cole, Denrele Edun & more gather in Ekiti for the 2nd edition of The Future Awards Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders

On April 4, 2013, the 2nd Edition of The Future Awards Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders themed Project 2015: The Character of our Involvement took place at Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti.

The event was anchored by the host of Rubbin’ Minds, Ebuka Obi- Uchendu and saw in attendance several dignitaries from around the country. Some of which were Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Professor Pat Utomi, Tonye Cole of Sahara Group, Kola Oyeneyi, Dr Oke Okechukwu of Thisday, Ajayi Olowu, Odia Ofeium, Chike Ogeah, Delta state commissioner for Information and many more.

Kicking of the event was a speech from Professor Pat Utomi, who later joined the panel of discussants and conducted a review on the state of Nigeria. The discussants with Professor Utomi were Kola Oyeneyi of the Venia Group; Japheth Omojuwa, a social media activist; Ajayi Olowu, Gbenga Sesan, Social Entrepreneur and Dr Oke Okechukwu of Thisday.

Delivering a speech titled ‘Friends, Fellows, Countrymen- we have so much work to do’, the Executive Director of The Future Project, Chude Jideonwo, said, “We need to build our capacity for leadership and we must learn from the massive pool of political knowledge our speakers dish out today, only with this will we as young Nigerians be able to define our character of involvement for the 2015.”

The second discussion for the day titled, ‘Getting your Hands Dirty: A Practical Guide to Political Participation’ had as discussants, Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tonye Cole, Chike Ogeah, Pat Utomi and Odia Ofeium, who all dished out nuggets aiding effective political participation.

“Regarding Nigeria, I think transformation not revolution is possible,” said Governor Amachi. “You cannot change the government from outside. If you don't get involved now, you will continue to protest from the outside for the rest of your lives,” added Tonye Cole. “Only in Nigeria that ignorance appears to govern knowledge because we let it be so,” said Governor Fayemi.

The young attendees participated fully in the interactive sessions talks, exchanging ideas with the panellists and offering suggestions of their own.

The Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, a platform leading from The Future Awards, is the next stage of its involvement in building a new generation of leaders to engage the nation’s governance and economy through knowledge exchange and building of networks. Registration for the 2013 event ended on 22nd March, 2013.

The 2013 edition is presented by The Future Project, in partnership with EnoughisEnough Nigeria. It is sponsored by Etisalat and First Bank, with support from Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and the Nigeria Leadership Initiative.

Media partners are Channels Television, Silverbird TV, Cool FM, BellaNaija, NigeriaNewsdesk and LASAA. Official media partner is Y!/YNaija.com.

For more information about this event, please visit www.thefuturenigeria.com or follow The Future Project on Twitter @TFANigeria and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheFutureAwards.

PHOTOS:Playful Rihanna Hangs Out With Her Mum

Naughty riri i see she is having fun with her mum..why that fingerup again ooo this girl..LOLZ


The Double Dutch Duo are back again with this sexual yet creative music
from their back to back style called Omoyen… Omoyen is a new song
and performed by Double Dutch. It inspired by the true life experience of
the duo love life.

DOWNLOAD LINK : http://www.hulkshare.com/dl/egl1d0gbwgzk

Stage name is Doubledutch aka Twins Of life. The duo started recording
professional recording last year, they have a couple of “back to back”
musics recorded and they are great stage performers too. They proved that
to everyone that attend Naija FM comedy and award nite on the 3rd of nov
2012. They shut down the show with the best performance of the night
despite the fact they performed alongside with other arts like Davido,
Tilla man, Eva, Ajebutter22, Omo Akin, Phenom, FlowsiCk and much more The
 Name Doubledutch’s being tag with now is “the new music indoor
Psquare”… Apart from the fact that they are identical twins like Psquare,
they are also a great choreograph dancers.The duo were born in Lagos
Nigeria and have a little musical background experience while they live in
hackney, kingsmead estate in London, so don’t be surprise if their Yoruba
language is a bit funny



Nigerian singer Zainab Sule describes herself simply as a girl who would do anything to be different from the rest – simple where others may be flamboyant, and vice versa – someone who pushes herself from within to be extraordinary.
This might probably be the reason why she decided to go traditional at the recently held Africa Magic Viewers choice awards (AMCVA).
While most of the stars were sporting European style inspired evening dresses, Zainab decided to go for a shredded ankara tube dress made by Nigerian designer Ituen Basi. She finished off the look with matching bracelets and necklace.
And no doubt, her choice of outfit made her stand out as she was one of the very few who stayed true to tradition.

Zainab is a singer who holds you spellbound when you watch her on stage. Some say she is a mix of Avril Lavigne and Amy Grant put together.  She is set to take Nigeria by its horns and be an outstanding impact on her generation.
In mid 2012, she released Elixir - with tracks such as 'am not afraid' and 'show some love' getting good airplay on local stations in Abuja.

Kim K proves once more that she's not faking her pregnancy

 MTO's claims she is not pregnant. These are screen shots from the trailer of the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which premiers 2nd of June

PHOTO: What’s Nicki Minaj Wearing Now?

Just when we thought Nicki Minaj was starting to dress normal, the colorful rapper has given us yet another clownish outfit to shake our heads at–and this time she’s getting into the holiday spirit.
Dressed in a massive multi-tiered and patterned dress, the “Super Bass’ singer feted the launch of her Pink Friday fragrance in Sydney, Australia on Thursday. While The Daily Mail likened the over-the-top frock to a cupcake, it immediately reminded us of Mother Ginger from the classic ballet “The Nutcracker.” A perfect choice for the holiday season if she was on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House and had a gang of little dancers leaping out from beneath the dress–but that’s not the case.
We’re pretty fatigued by all of Nicki’s foolish fashions, but we’ll chalk this outfit up as the star’s attempt to spread some holiday cheer rather than just rock a hot-mess dress to push her perfume.
Check out Nicki’s Mother Ginger-esque ensemble and the actual “Nutcracker” character below. Twinsies, right?
nicki minaj
the nutcracker


Signed alongside DJ Xclusive and Niyola under the EME label, Shaydee is ready to debut his official single titled “O Poju.” He featured on the EME’s Empire State of Mind album and won numerous fans for his single.
The mid-tempo Afrocentric groove was produced by Sagzy.
Listen to O Poju


Meet The Most Stylish Family In The World


The Beckhams which comprise former LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham and former Spice Girls band member, Victoria and their four children, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, Cruz, 7, and 17-month old Harper, fought off stiff competition from pace-setting American rivals, the Kardashians and the Jolie-Pitts to claim the best dressed title in a poll.
Spokesperson for the company which conducted the poll insisted the power couple deserved to win saying: “Ever since Victoria and David started dating back in 1999, they've been acknowledged as a trend-setting couple, something which seems to have rubbed off on their children too.
1. Beckhams – 29%
2. Kardashians – 14%
3. Jolie Pitts – 13%
4. Beyonce, Jay-Z&Blue Ivy – 12%
5. Middletons – 9%
6. Una Healy, Ben Foden &Aoife Belle– 7%
7. Rooneys – 6%
8. Myleene Klass, Ava and Hero – 4%
8. Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy &Sophie 4%
10. Windsors – 2%

Health Tips On How To Fight Fat With Food

Obviously, you want to keep your calories in a healthy range and avoid meals that are high in saturated fat. But research has also shown that eating more of certain foods can help you burn excess visceral fat and pave the way to a smaller middle. So we have compiled a list of 10 things to add to your diet to helo you fight fat.
Egg whites

An egg's not only a nutritional powerhouse; it's also loaded with protein that satisfies. The amino acids in egg whites help build lean muscle that may in turn help rev metabolism. Low fat cheese will curb calorie creep. You can also always add a little cheese for flavor.
Peanut butter

Peanut butter has satisfying healthy fats. You have to watch the portion though, but just a little spread of peanut butter can be sufficient snack.

Citrus is so fresh and tangy that you may come to prefer it to fatty butter and dressings that mask foods' natural flavors.
Dark chocolate

Just one more reason to indulge: nosh on dark chocolate and you'll eat less at your next meal, according to research. Why? Compounds in chocolate slow down digestion and make you feel full longer.

Go for fresh goat cheese or feta for a dose of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)—it helps you feel full and burn more fat.

Carrots are a classic diet food because they're low in calories (52 per 1 cup chopped) and a good source of fiber. They're the ideal snack if you like to nibble.
Sweet potatoes

Medium sweet potato has about 115 calories and won't raise your blood sugar as much as eating a white potato will. You can try slicing and baking with a brush of olive oil for low-cal fries.

An orange is one of the most satisfying grabs from the fruit bowl—thanks to all that fiber, and fiber fights fat.
Green Tea

It has been discovered that people who drink one and a half cups of green tea enriched with a total of 609 milligrams of catechins (a group of antioxidants that have been shown to help burn fat cells) every day for 12 weeks lost almost 16 times as much visceral fat as those who consumed green tea without the added antioxidants.

Three cups of plain, air-popped popcorn may seem like a whole lot, but the calorie content is low. All that air adds volume without adding fat or sugar. It's visually satisfying, plus it takes time to eat.


Kim Kardashian - Motivational Monday Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull your Sparkle

Talia And Seydou Settle it Fairly

Seydou_and_SheilaLooks like SeyLia (Seydou and Talia) is/are no more.
The Big Brother StarGamers revealed via social media that they have split after they had seemingly rekindled their controversial romance.
Seydou had this to say:
“I do Understand that you are all very passionate people, Unfortunately it has come to my attention that some of you have been verbally abusing the ones I care about. Let me set the record straight, Seylia is an icon, and icons may live forever. Nevertheless Seydou Soumaré is a Human and as a Human life goes on and changes occur.
“I have posted I early November that me and T were cool and friends who cared about each other, however most of you chose to interpret the way it suited you. With all due respect, please stop living in the fantasy that my life revolves around Seylia. I don’t owe anyone any satisfaction about my personal life, BBA days are long gone, this is the Real World and some aspects of my life must remain private all times. Despite any consideration I may have for my fans, I’m the one who decides what to share and what not, it’s my life and mine only.
“Me and S are expecting a baby, you don’t have to like it but you shall respect it, that said you really have to take a chill pill and stop acting like babies, as most of you are grown ladies and mothers, no offence.
“You are entitled to go on speculating and assuming whatever you wish on how or when, but I’m afraid I don’t have to answer any of your questions? This ain’t an Interview…. Keep Spreading love and Unity, and remember, this is Seydou Soumaré’s page. — God Bless.”
Talia also had this to say:
“Dear Fam,
Seydou and I shared what we did and I have no regrets ever trying. I walk away with no uncertainties..proud that I faced my demons and fought to fix what was broken and in the process fixed mysef.
“He has found peace with Shiela, Peace that I never gave him and I believe with all my heart that he deserves it. See when you care about someone, you are happy for them inspite of yourself. Seylia will always remain an icon of love, triumph, forgiveness and friendship. Through adversity, not only are we given an opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us.
“I have found my peace because he has. I feel that we are often taken out of our comfort zones, pushed and shoved out of our nests, because if not, we would never know what we could do with our wings, we would never see the horizon and the sun setting on it.
“You have no idea how your advice and good will has made me strive to be a better person, uplifted me and helped me grow.. When I say family, it is beyond BBA, beyond stardom. It is a bond that I do not take lightly. I have been inspired by inspiring you all so thank you.   — Talia.”

Terry G – Pull Off (Behind The Scenes) + “Book Of Ginjah” Tracklist

Multi talented artiste Terry G is set to release his fourth solo album titled “Book of Ginjah”
Terry G’ssecond album “Free Me” although had good songs on it was not as successful as the subsequent album “Ginger Your Swagger” because just like the name of the 2nd album, Terry completely turned around from the genre of music which he debuted with to become spontaneously erratic, loud and a little untamed character but the music remained undiluted and fresh.

Bound by spontaneity, he dropped some vocals on a beat in his studio and the song “Free Madness” that later become a simple definition of his brand was birthed. The song became such a huge hit and shot Terry G to major limelight.

He has been releasing various singles ever since but the 4th album has finally been compiled and Terry is ready for the release of the album which will be launched in Lagos, Abuja, Terry G’s hometown Makurdi and other major cities in Nigeria in a tour-like train that will have the singer headline with the assistance of a few of his celebrity friends, either performing or making guest appearances.

Watch “Pull Off” (Behind The Scenes)
 Check out the Official Track Listing
•    Intro: Book of Ginjah
•    Jump Am Pass
•    Na Money Kill Am
•    Run Mad
•    Pass Me the Shisha
•    Chop Chikean and Die
•    So High
•    Gbolagar
•    Skit with Gordons
•    Skimpolo Love
•    Trowey Part 2
•    Can’t Try Me
•    Love Affair
•    Pull Off
•    I Be Like Your Teacher
•    Shayo Yapa Featuring  Prince Banton
•    Lantazonto
•    Lose control
•    Bonus tracks
•    Bregedige
•    Pass Me the Shisha Featuring Snookey
•    Tension
All tracks produced by Terry G except Track 4 and 8 produced by Jay Pizzle

Rapper 2shotz set to wed, holds introduction ceremony yesterday

Music star William Orioha, popularly known as 2shotz is one step closer to being a married man. His introduction ceremony with his girlfriend Precious Jones held today Tuesday April 9th at the bride's village in Imo State. The last photo on the right is from their introduction ceremony today. Friday is their court wedding in Lagos. Congrats to them!


3pounds makes his official début into the game with BOMBA. this is indeed a grand entry. With this dance hall jam, 3pounds is set to make his mark in the already crowded music scene.download and share your views


Mrs. Carter will make her début on British Vogue May 2013 issue. We all know that she is preparing for her “Mrs. Carter World Tour” and making her magazine rounds. The mega star dishes with the MAG on her life and how motherhood changed her.
Fab Mag: British Vogue
Issue: May 2013
Model: Beyoncé aka Mrs. Carter
Interview excerpt…
“She talks about how motherhood gave her a sense of “audacity” and a confidence to share more of her famously private life, and how her brand of feminism is synonymous with today’s very independent woman.”
On her new found confidence: “I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been.  It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, “OK, this is what you were born to do.” The purpose of my body became completely different.”
Mag hits newsstands on May 8th.
beyonce for British Vogue May 2013 Mrs Carter: Beyoncé Covers British Vogue May 2013 Issue
(source: vogue.com)

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Anniversary Trip to Cuba Under Investigation...

The couple toured Havana on April 4. (Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)Beyoncé and Jay-Z looked crazy in love celebrating their fifth anniversary in Cuba last week, but not everyone is smitten over their decision to travel to the embargoed country.
Two Republican members of Congress have asked the U.S. Treasury Department for an investigation into whether the musical power couple – and parents to 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy – had the required government permission to travel to the communist country.
In a letter written by U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart – who represent districts in South Florida, where there’s a high Cuban-American population – they asked Office of Foreign Assets Control director Adam Szubin for information about the license the couple received, the purpose of their travel, and who approved the trip.
“Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda,” the letter stated.
It’s true that the couple – who have long been President Obama supporters, so it has not gone unnoticed that they are being singled out by Republicans – looked like tourists as they strolled the streets of Old Havana on April 4, which was their anniversary. In addition to visiting historical landmarks – while Beyonce snapped photos with her camera, perhaps for Tumblr – they reportedly visited a dance troupe, dined out at a high-level restaurant, and did some dancing of their own.
The couple now faces inquiries from Congress into their trip. Penalties for violating the ban can include fines of up to $250,000 (a drop in the bucket for Forbes‘ Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple, who earned an estimated $78 million last year), but also prison time. However, thousands of Americans travel to Cuba each year – usually by way of other countries — and few are prosecuted.
Reps for Jay-Z and Beyoncé have not yet responded to omg!’s request for comment, and Beyonce, who is gearing up for a world tour, has already seems moved on to other things. On Sunday, she released a video for Chime for Change, which is Gucci’s campaign to promote women’s empowerment, in which she talked about the most influential woman in her life: her mom.
Check it out here.


Fab Mag: Elle US
Special Issue: May 2013 – Women In Music
Cover: British Songstress Adele
Lensed by: Thomas Whiteside
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Uti Nwachukwu, Bukky Wright, Akin Lewis & Bimbo Manuel Star in Teco Benson’s New Movie “Red Hot” | Watch the Trailer

Teco Benson - Red Hot - BellaNaija
Red Hot is a movie by long time director, Teco Benson. Starring Bukky Wright, Uti Nwachukwu, Bimbo Manuel and Akin Lewis.

The script was written by Sinmisola Ogunyinka and the movie directed by Teco Benson. The movie will première in cinemas soon.
Read the synopsis here -
Red Hot is the story of Kofo, a beautiful Nigerian lady married to an extremely affluent husband. She seems to have all the good things of life at her disposal, but the absence of a child in the over ten year marriage leaving her frustrated. Medical research suggests her husband has some fertility issues – absolving her of any complicity. In frustration and desperation she hatches a plan with her friend, Princess which brings Freddie into the picture.  Just at the peak of this new found solution, crisis erupts leading to one disaster to the other.
Watch the trailer here and share your thoughts.
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Photos: Beyonce vs. Miranda Kerr in Stella McCartney’s Floral Printed Blazer

Miranda Kerr                                                      Beyonce
Model Miranda Kerr wore hers in a black tank top and jeans, accented by the same Stella McCartney floral blazer Beyonce wore hers to the All Star Game in Houston. While Miranda went for comfort in black flats, Beyonce glammed up the look with a white tank and yellow Saint Laurent pumps.

Who Wore it Better?

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