Friday, July 21, 2017

Diva Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Dazzles On The Cover Of Glam Africa Magazine

Diva Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Dazzles On The Cover Of Glam Africa Magazine

Nollywood Screen Diva Omotola Jolade Dazzles On the Cover of Glam Africa Magazine BellaNaija


In celebration of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s return to the big screen, the legendary superstar is the cover star of Glam Africa magazine’s latest issue, The Career Edition.

For this cover feature, she speaks to the magazine about her three-year acting hiatus and why the Alter Ego movie – a hard-hitting film already praised by critics – is so important for women and society as a whole. As a human rights activist in her spare time, Omotola plays an attorney seeking justice for young girls and women.

As a human rights activist in her spare time, the mother of four plays an attorney seeking justice for young girls and women.

Omotola also talked about her attachment to the movie saying
When I got the script, I wasn’t actually ready to go back to the big screen, but I liked the script and story. A lot of people don’t talk about PTSD and mental illness in Nigeria, and I like to bring attention to such issues … I wanted something meaningful, the kind of project that I would be proud of having helped create.
The Glam Africa’s Editor, Fadekemi Sulaiman she said the Glam Africa team was proud to be celebrating the legendary and inspiring Omotola.

Read the full interview in the latest issue www.glamafrica.com/magazine

Credits
Brand: Glam Africa | @glamafricamag
Photography: Spotlightpi Photos & Imagery | @spotlightpi
Styling: Moashy Styling | @moashystyling
Hair: Good Hair Ltd | @goodhairltd
Makeup Artist: Bare to Beauty | @bare2beauty
 I Warned Rob Kardashian About Blac Chyna – Tyga

I Warned Rob Kardashian About Blac Chyna – Tyga


American rapper Tyga in a new interview with The Breakfast Club revealed that he warned Rob Kardashian about Blac Chyna when they started getting serious.

He said that Blac Chyna’s actions came as a result of having a rough past which is not entirely her fault, adding that he warned Rob about the kind of baggage he was taking on.

He also spoke about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner stating that while he still has “love for her”, he is no longer in love with her.

Watch the video below:

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Mr Eazi Thanks Temi Otedola For 'Making Everything Special' On His Birthday

Mr Eazi Thanks Temi Otedola For 'Making Everything Special' On His Birthday


Nigerian singer Mr Eazi celebrated his birthday yesterday as his girlfriend Temi Otedola made it all the more special as they spent the day together. Sharing a video of their time together enjoying a ride on Miami beach, Eazi wrote:
Thank You T for Making Everything Special! #Lifeiseazi
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 Read Temi Otedola’s Message To Mr Eazi

Read Temi Otedola’s Message To Mr Eazi


Fashion blogger Temi Otedola took to Instagram to wish her boyfriend Mr Eazi a happy birthday with a sweet message.

The two, who recently confirmed they are dating, are seated side-by-side in the photo, Temi staring at Eazi who is smiling at the camera.

She wrote:
(A social media message just can’t do this justice) Happy Birthday to my right hand in all this! Let’s just say my look in this photo says it all. Get off that plane quick and let’s start the celebration
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Video: Que Peller – Slow Whyne

Video: Que Peller – Slow Whyne


Aquila Records artiste Que Peller officially drops the video to his newest single “Slow Whyne“ produced by Reelz Beat.

Slow Whyne was released earlier on this year and seeing that it has become a fan favorite amongst ladies especially, a well put together video for the song is well deserved.

Ace cinematographer Frizzle, and his Frizzle & Bizzle Films company come together once again with Que Peller to deliver clean visuals reminiscent of their classic Eleniyan video.

It is crisp and engaging from the first scene to the end. Que Peller never disappoints serving us right with his magic prowess which stands him out in a class of his own as a prolific entertainer.

Charles And Marian Anazodo Celebrate 14th Wedding Anniversary In France

Charles And Marian Anazodo Celebrate 14th Wedding Anniversary In France


Marian and Charles Anazodo, are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary today..

The media personalities got married on July 19th 2003 and have two children, a boy and a girl

The couple took to Instagram to celebrate each other.Mariana and Charles and their kids are currently on holiday in France.

See photos of them in France below!

'I Released My Nude Photos To Beat Blackmailers- Christabel Ekeh

'I Released My Nude Photos To Beat Blackmailers- Christabel Ekeh




Nigerian/Ghanaian actress, Christabel Ekeh, has claimed the reason she released her unclad photos online was to beat blackmailers who were planning to release them.

The 'Potomanto' actress whose Instagram account has since been taken down for posting the inappropriate photos of herself, said she was receiving threats from a group of people who wanted to release some of her nude photos she sent someone in private.

“I had a group of people who have been threatening to release my nudity that I sent to someone in private,” she told Abeiku Santana on Accra-based Okay 101.7 FM‘s drive time show ‘Ekwanso Dwoodwoo’ on Monday.

According to the troubled actress, she said: “this thing has been something that has been boggling me for a while – hanging around my head in everything that I do.”

She, however, said that she's aware of the public ridicule surrounding the photos but sees nothing wrong saying that her nudity is her pride and not her shame as being purported.

“I would like everyone to know that in as much as its looks shameful or whatever, my nudity is something that I’ve come to learn it's my pride and not my shame,” she said.

When the host of the show counselled her to stay off social media in order to give more importance to her new project. She wholeheartedly agreed with this advice stating that “its the best thing I am going to do right now.”

“Some people have been spreading lies that I’m not well, but I am well,” she added.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lilian Esoro Is A Beauty In DOS Clothing Store's 2017 Summer Edition Campaign

Lilian Esoro Is A Beauty In DOS Clothing Store's 2017 Summer Edition Campaign


Lagos based fashion brand DOS Clothing Store is back with a new Summer Edit which features actress, business owner and mother, Lilian Esoro.

The DOS brand through their campaigns celebrate women of excellence. Women who are excelling in their chosen fields, women who are out there making a name for themselves. And for them, Lilian represents that Woman. She is strong, successful and passionate. She is the DOS woman.

The DOS 2017 Summer Edit features bright & fun statement pieces that are sure to make any woman stand out amongst her peers. Staying true to their aesthetic, the brand continues to help every woman lay the foundation towards building a closet that transcends time.



Credits
Brand: DOS Clothing Store | @dosclothingstore
www.dosclothing.com.ng/shop/
30 Norman Williams street, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Campaign Face: Lilian Esoro | @LilianEsoro
Photographer: Emmanuel Oyeleke | @EmmanuelOyeleke
Makeup & Hair: Nara Ozim | @MakeUpByNara_
Hair: Official Figures Luxury Hair | @figuresluxuryhair
Christabel Ekeh's Mum Defends Her Daughter's Viral Nude Photos

Christabel Ekeh's Mum Defends Her Daughter's Viral Nude Photos



Actress Christabel Ekeh has been a hot topic online for days after she released unclad photos of herself which she said is a way of  "welcoming everyone to the new Christabel"

There has been mixed reactions to the photos. While some have been praising her for being bold, others have condemned her action. Some even went as far as questioning her mental state and suggested she needs psychological help.

But Christabel, who is of a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother, can now hold her high as the number one person who is supposed to be troubled by her behavior, has come out to fully defend her.

Her mother, madam Emma Odoom said Christabel is a very decent girl and sometimes the nature of her work as an actress and model makes her go naked for some promotional campaigns.

“My daughter is a very decent girl, she was brought up well and cannot do anything she knows will tarnish her image. She is not sick and does not need any psychological treatment or help as people are saying out there. She is a model too and sometimes due to the nature of their work and who they are in society, they need to take on some campaigns and loving your body is one of them,’ she told Showbiz in an interview.

Madam Emma also called on people to pray for her daughter instead of bashing her and circulating her nude photos on the internet.

“I think people should pray for my girl instead of circulating her pictures online. I wonder what they hope to achieve by doing that. Why would they engage themselves in things they know nothing about?’ she asked.
FRSC Boss Vows To Bring Policemen Who Attacked His Men To Justice

FRSC Boss Vows To Bring Policemen Who Attacked His Men To Justice


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to bring perpetrators of unprovoked attacks and molestation of its men to justice.

The Corps Marshal, FRSC Boboye Oyeyemi made the vow in a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, on Tuesday in Abuja.

This came on the heels of Saturday’s shooting of two FRSC officials in Abia by security operatives attached to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Chikwendu Kalu.

Kazeem quoted the FRSC boss as saying that another official of the corps was unlawfully detained in a police facility after the shooting in Abia.

The statement came with a catalog of recent attacks on FRSC personnel in the FCT, Jigawa and Oyo states between July 12 and 15.

Oyeyemi said all the attacks had been collated and documented, and will be brought to the attention of all relevant arms of government for necessary action.

He said:
Many road users are abusing the civility of the unarmed personnel that are trained to be cautious while discharging their legitimate duties.
In the past, many FRSC operatives had been abducted, killed, assaulted, ran over, threatened and shot.

It is also disheartening that some of the attackers misinformed the unsuspecting public by releasing manipulated information to gain public sympathy.
Attempts are often made to make the aggressors look like the victims. Enough is enough. The Corps will not leave any stone unturned to prosecute all those involved in the recent spate of attacks.
The Corps Marshal, who stated that additional steps were being taken to further protect staff performing their legitimate duties, urged them to continue to discharge their duties without fear or ill-will.

According to him, the hall mark of gallant operatives is never to be deterred by negative influences but focused in the commitment to service for the sake of posterity.

He appealed to all sister security operatives and the general public to always come to the aid of the FRSC marshals when they are under threat.

“If the laws are not strictly enforced, road safety becomes the first casualty. Nobody knows the next victim,” Oyeyemi said.
70% Of Nigerian Celebs Use Drugs – Okey Bakassi

70% Of Nigerian Celebs Use Drugs – Okey Bakassi


Okey Bakassi, Sound Sultan, African China were guests on Emma Ugolee‘s The Gist and they discussed drug use in the entertainment industry.

Okey Bakassi claimed that conservatively, 70% of Nigerian celebrities are on some substance that makes them high.

African China also weighed in on the matter. He said, “Thank God for my days,” after which the host said “when it was just weed.”

Okey Bakassi continued, “Now you hear all manner of names. From SK to Kush to Loud. The names come like everyday and you’re struggling to keep up with the nomenclature of it.”

The comedian did admit that he dabbled into the use of drugs when he was much younger, claiming it enhances creativity in the short term.

He said, “I did some of it too. Creativity is part of it.”

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Ruggedman Pens Open Letter To Lai Mohammed Over Recent Statement On Production Of Nigerian Movies & Music Abroad

Ruggedman Pens Open Letter To Lai Mohammed Over Recent Statement On Production Of Nigerian Movies & Music Abroad


Rapper Ruggedman has written an open letter to the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed who on Saturday said the Federal Government “has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in terms of music and films, must be made in Nigeria.”

Ruggedman in the letter highlighted different ways by which the Federal Government can ensure musicians and the government itself reap benefits from the industry.

He called for a proper structuring of the music industry while condemning FG for the proposed ban.

Read the letter below:
OPEN LETTER TO THE MINISTER FOR INFORMATION
Sir,
You can not privatize what you do not own or have control over.
Meet with real Nigerian entertainment stakeholders and not people who have milked our entertainers with their platforms. Meet with the real stakeholders and discuss the way forward. Discuss how the Federal government can get involved with the Nigerian creative industry the right way.
It is wrong to try to bully your way into the Nigerian entertainment industry you did nothing to help build.
It is absurd to say you will ban entertainers from shooting music videos or movies abroad. Your reason being that we go there to enrich their economy with Nigeria’s money.
Not while government officials have their children schooling abroad.
Not while government officials all go abroad for medical treatment and vacations .
Not while government officials continue to import bullet proof cars that are not made in Nigeria.
All these amount to billions of Nigeria’s money being spent abroad.
IF YOU WANT ENTERTAINERS TO STOP GOING ABROAD TO SHOOT MUSIC VIDEOS AND MOVIES, THEN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SHOULD STOP GOING ABROAD FOR HOSPITALS, VACATIONS AND SCHOOLS.
WE CAN USE ALL THOSE BILLIONS SPENT IN FUNDING FOREIGN ECONOMIES TO EQUIP OUR SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND OTHER PARASTATALS.
They are our leaders and so have to lead by example.
Trying to ban private owned businesses (entertainers) from doing part of their business abroad will go against the democracy your party preaches.
THINGS YOU NEED TO DO:
1. First of all, shelve the talk of banning entertainers working abroad. It is not what the creative industry needs from the government and it is a terrible look for you. Nobody likes a bully.
2. NO STRUCTURE MEANS NO ALTERNATIVE:
Since we do not have a proper structure yet, put a hold on your $1m venture capital for the creative industry.
You say the money is seed money for young and talented Nigerians to set up businesses in the industry. How do you know the young and talented ones if you do not work with the registered Music and Movie bodies?
You will only be enriching a few and wasting money our country needs.
So you need to help the existing Music and Movie unions set up a proper structure that can be monitored before you talk about giving money out.
Money is needed, but a structure is needed more urgently.
3. PMAN AND AGN VISITED YOU
I for one know that The President of the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN ) Mr Pretty Okafor and the President of the Actors Guild Of Nigeria ( AGN ) Mr Emeka Ike along with a few executives met with you in Abuja and discussed a beautiful plan to put a proper structure in place for Nigeria’s creative industry.
One of the plans that was discussed with you was a conference tagged “Creative Industry Summit” and I see you were involved in a similar event recently tagged “Creative Industry Financing Conference.”
We are surprised that nobody from the movie or music industry was present to speak at a conference for the ‘’CREATIVE INDUSTRY’’.
Sir, the stakeholders who spoke at the just concluded Creative Industry Financing conference are not Nigerian veteran musicians or Nigerian record label owners. Neither are they from the Nigerian movie industry.
4. DISCUSS WITH ENTERTAINMENT STAKEHOLDERS 1ST , BEFORE BUSINESS STAKEHOLDERS.
We did not see the likes of Kenny Ogungbe “Kennis Music”, Tade Ogidan, Obi Asika “Storm Records”, Tunde Kilani, or Eldee “Trybe Records”.
These are some of the people who suffered and played great parts in building our Nigerian music and movie industry.
But the men at the Creative Industry Financing conference are you were part of are individuals who schooled “abroad” and own platforms that have made and are still making money using Nigerian entertainment.
But most of the artists whose works they deal in do not have half the money these men have made with our intellectual properties.
Sir, these intelligent businessmen can be in an advisory board to help build a structure to enrich both the owners of the intellectual properties and the Nigerian economy.
4. Revisit the plans the new PMAN president Pretty Okafor discussed with you when he and some executives met with you in Abuja some months back. Plans which involve setting up a proper structure to encode and barcode all intellectual materials by Nigerians.
WE NEED POLICIES TO
5. GET RADIO AND TV STATIONS TO PAY ARTISTS ROYALTY:
For eons, Nigerian radio and television stations have amassed billions of Nigeria from using Nigerian artists hard work without paying the artists. This is where you can come in and set up a policy that will make sure they start paying artists whose work they use.
They already make a lot of money from adverts placed by companies.
Sir, this move will be a ground breaking one in the Nigerian entertainment industry and it will be to your credit.
6. STOP TELECOM COMPANIES TAKING 70% OF ARTISTS MONEY:
Sit quietly with REAL Nigerian entertainment stakeholders and discuss the way forward. Not with individuals who have milked entertainers through their platforms for their personal gains. Especially the TELCOS.
TELCOS sell our songs/ringtones and take 70% while the owner of the work gets to share 30% with a content provider. IF YOU ARE TO BAN ANYBODY, IT IS THE TELCOS WHO DO THIS.
6. CURB PIRACY:
Follow the guidelines to curb piracy that the PMAN President Pretty Okafor introduced to you. Which included, setting up a task force empowered to deal with people found dealing in pirated entertainment materials.
PMAN is the recognised parent body for Nigerian Music, just as The AGN is to the Nigerian movie industry.
Both Presidents are veterans in their fields and are also businessmen. So sir, they undertand both worlds.
I am an entertainer and I know a lot of what we lack and what we need. Placing a ban on Nigerian entertainers going abroad to shoot music videos and movies is the last thing we need from our government.
Helping our creative industry to build a much needed structure, thereby creating a conducive environment for both local and foreign investors to do business is what is needed.
Lets work together to further grow and capitalize on a Nigerian creative industry that has managed to boom without any government policy.
Let the government make policies that will protect and expand our creative industry to benefit the entertainers and the Nigerian economy.
But it can not be achieved by brute force.
Or sir, you do not want them to come to Nigeria to shoot parts of Furious 9?
Sincerely yours
Ruggedman
CHAIRMAN MEDIA PMAN
{ PERFORMING MUSICIANS EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA}
Etisalat Nigeria Officially Changes Name To 9Mobile

Etisalat Nigeria Officially Changes Name To 9Mobile


Etisalat Nigeria has on officially announced its name change to 9Mobile on Twitter.

There had been speculations that the brand was going to change its name to 9Mobile, after Etisalat International exited the country and gave them a 3-week deadline to change the brand name.

An insider had on Friday said the board had approved the name change, but had yet to make it official.

The mobile network’s official Twitter account announced the change, unveiling the brand’s logo and its colours.

It said:
Etisalat is now 9mobile. From 9ja let’s talk, to 0809ja for Life we remain committed to YOU. Here for you, Here for 9ja #9forlife #9mobile
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Blossom Chukwujekwu, Bayray Mcnwizu,Kelechi Udegbe, More At Private Screening Of Yvonne Enakhena’s ‘TRACE’

Blossom Chukwujekwu, Bayray Mcnwizu,Kelechi Udegbe, More At Private Screening Of Yvonne Enakhena’s ‘TRACE’

Nollywood star Yvonne Enakhena held a private screening for her first self-produced movie titled ‘Trace’ at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja, Lagos recently.

The screening had in attendance the cast and crew of the movie including Blossom Chukwujekwu, Bayray Mcnwizu, Gregory Ojefua, David Jones David, Olu Alvin and Yinka Pearce who all came out to support the producer as well as hang out with fans and invited guests.

Other personalities in attendance include Nollywood actress Kemi Afolabi, Kelechi Udegbe, Paul Utomi, Tope Alake, Madu Moc, Taurus Brutus, Becky Bobby.

Directed by Olu Alvin, Trace the movie will be showing in Cinemas from July 28, 2017.

See more photos from the event below: