Friday, March 16, 2018

VIDEO: Vincent Ft. Mayorkun – Your Body (Dir. By Unlimited LA)

VIDEO: Vincent Ft. Mayorkun – Your Body (Dir. By Unlimited LA)

Nigerian rising music act, Vincent is back with visuals to his single ‘Your Body’ featuring DMW finest, Mayorkun. Directed by Unlimited LA, the video to “Your Body” was shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria.

The WMG Entertainment signee, Vincent born Ezemegbu Vincent ifeanyi ​ ​ is a Student of Babcock University, Nigeria. He’s an AfroPop and RnB ​ ​ sensation with a lot of ​ ​ Promises and get the help of Mayorkun on “Your ​ ​ Body” a song produced by HitMaker Kiddominant. Watch the visuals to Your Body, enjoy and share.

VIDEO: Chantaman – Street Anthem

VIDEO: Chantaman – Street Anthem

Ogbuenyi Chinedu Emmanuel aka CHANTAMAN was born in Enugu in the mid 80s. He is the fourth born in his family from Ekwegbe in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. A graduate of Computer/Electronics Engineering from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
Chantaman who started singing in the church choir from his secondary school days is a versatile drummer and has worked with Oceanic Bank International Plc as an ATM field Engineer and have also worked with Computer Warehouse Group in the same position.
Chantaman started music professionally in 2008 and has performed in several Stages with some of Nigeria’s finest musicians. From the annual Calabar Christmas Festival to the River state Carnival “Carniriv’ to mention but a few. With a distinct sound nourished with street savvy ‘STREET ANTHEM’ his latest offering is set to redefine reggae music and chart a new course in modern day entertainment.
The clarity of his voice and his lyrical strength is an added recipe. By focusing on rhythms and life experience, Chantaman tries to approach a wide range of subjects in a multi-layered way to involve the listener in a simplistic approach. His works are notable for their perfect finish and mature nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship.
VIDEO: Que Peller – Tease Me

VIDEO: Que Peller – Tease Me

After gaining immense airwaves, Aquila Records legendary artiste Quepeller liberates the official visuals to his year-opening single, “Tease Me ” produced by prolific music producer Reelz Beat
Tease Me showcases yet another side of the talented entertainer and looks set to cement his place as a mainstay on the Nigerian entertainment scene.

Wonderful viewing and camera angles going round in 360 a creating piece of art from the talented director Frizzle N Bizzle Films, shot and directed in Lagos.

VIDEO: Part Time Cooks – Light IT Ft. Odee

VIDEO: Part Time Cooks – Light IT Ft. Odee

The first full length length project South Korea’s premier non-Korean artists, Part Times Cooks,
is here, and it is one the most impressive releases of 2018 to date. Featuring lyrics in English,
Korean, and Zulu, imaginative storytelling of love and loss, attention to detail and harmonies,
dipping into the shadows at times with haunting tales of self reflection, PTC’s Black Moss
(Durban, South Africa ) & Saul Goode ( North Carolina, U.S.A ) have really found their stride on
their Korean Major Label debut ( VMC ).

Watch their latest video for ‘Light iT’ featuring Odee.

VIDEO: Grey C Ft. Patoranking – Rude Boy

VIDEO: Grey C Ft. Patoranking – Rude Boy

As promised upon the announcement of Amari Musiq and its signees by Patoranking, Greyc’s new single Rude Boy drops today as a taste of what is yet to come from Amari Musiq in 2018.
Rude Boy by Greyc features World Best Patoranking and is produced by Tee Mode and Mad Skill with interesting visuals captured by Aje Filmz.
The song shows versatility from Greyc , as she gives us this cool vibe, confirming she is starting the year strong with lots more in store for her fans.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

“One Night Stand”- Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Ifu Ennada Blasts CDQ

“One Night Stand”- Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Ifu Ennada Blasts CDQ

Ex-BBNaija housemate, Ifu Ennada has reacted to claims by Rapper CDQ that she is just a one night stand after being evicted from the reality TV show with strategic partner, LEO.
CDQ earlier reacted to Ifu’s claim on the show about giving him money when she was a teenager without getting anything in return. The rapper responded by referring to her as a one night stand.

According to Ifu, CDQ never saw her vagina, she called “ogun” the god of iron on him and addressed him as an asshole for making such comments about her.

Watch Video Below;

Gun Men Kill 25 People In Renewed Violent Attacks At Jos

Gun Men Kill 25 People In Renewed Violent Attacks At Jos

In the wake of the recent attacks and killings of residents in northern Plateau state in the last two weeks, the state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Bassa local government area where people were recently killed.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the government said the 6 pm to 6 am curfew follows the attack in the morning in Dong and Rafiki communities which led to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

The release, signed by the secretary to the Plateau state government, Rufu Bature, said the decision was to curtail further attacks.

The governor’s aide called on the affected communities to embrace peace, saying efforts were on to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the problem.

“Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew.

“Law abiding citizens are advised go about their lawful businesses.

Plateau State has witnessed at least four attacks since President Buhari visited the state on Thursday, last week.

It was gathered that some yet-to-be identified armed men in the early hours of Tuesday also attacked and killed 25 people in Bassa.
NUC Informs JAMB, TETFund And NYSC After Approval Of Zamfara University

NUC Informs JAMB, TETFund And NYSC After Approval Of Zamfara University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday, March 12, approved the Zamfara State University, Talata-Mafara, as the 47th state university and among 162 universities in the country.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who announced the approval of the university in Abuja when Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, visited the NUC to present the strategic document for the establishment of the university, said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), TETFund and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had been appropriately informed about the activities of the university, adding that the approval is for immediate effect.

The NUC chairman noted that before now, Zamfara was the last state in the country to establish a university.
“There are 161 universities in the country, 41 are owned by the federal government, 46 are owned by state government, 74 are privately owned but there is only one private university in the North West geo-political zone. There are 270 application for establishing more universities, hopefully two or three are from Kano and Kaduna,” he said.
“Every Nigerian will see the merit of long planning when the university becomes fully operational,” he said.
He commended the governor for setting aside N3billion for specific use in staff development, establishment fund and laboratory equipment.
According to him, this commitment is a good model that should be emulated by whoever wants to establish a university.
“I write on behalf of NUC that with effect from Monday, March 12, the Zamfara State University is approved as the 47th state university and also 162 universities in Nigeria.
“Zamfara is the last state to establish a university. But the establishment is apt when you will have to key into the reform programme the NUC is having now and will be of benefit to you.
“The NUC is looking at how we can be more effective in our regulation of all universities in Nigeria.”
VIDEO: Lami Phillips – So Amazing ft. Tiwa Savage

VIDEO: Lami Phillips – So Amazing ft. Tiwa Savage

Alterplate First Lady, Lami Phillips drops visuals for her new single, SO AMAZING featuring Marvin Records’ Tiwa Savage.

The song is a soul lifting composition that borders on self-love, while ignoring the noise from the world, and looking within to find inner peace and strength in the knowledge that you are SO AMAZING!

The video which was shot by celebrated video director extraordinaire, Clarence Peters is nothing short of class.

Watch, like, comment, and share!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Senate Confirms Its Members Receive ₦13.5m Monthly'Running Cost' Apart From Salaries

Senate Confirms Its Members Receive ₦13.5m Monthly'Running Cost' Apart From Salaries

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed that its members do receive the sum of ₦13.5 million monthly designated as “running cost” separate from the approved monthly salaries, Premium Times reports.

Senator representing Kaduna Central District Shehu Sani had previously revealed senators receive the sum, separate from their monthly salaries and constituency fund.

The sum is said to be illegal as it is not approved by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

Spokesperson of the Senate, Aliyu Abdullahi, confirmed the sum, saying it is stated in the National Assembly budget released to the public.

Sani “did not disclose anything new,” Abdullahi said, adding that all political offices receive running costs separate from their salaries. He said:

If people had looked critically at the budget of the National Assembly which has since been made public, they would have seen that various line items like traveling, medicals, consultancy and the rest were captured in the budget and they were the funds divided for each Senator’s use.

Almost all holders of elective and appointive offices have running costs allocated to their offices and that cannot be said to be part of their salaries.

Premium Times reports however that the budget had no subhead for office running cost.
Beverly Osu Poses In Sexy Lingerie For Bold Magazine Africa

Beverly Osu Poses In Sexy Lingerie For Bold Magazine Africa

Actress Beverly Osu is dripping in hotness as she poses in sexy lingerie for BOLD Africa Magazine. The actress speaks to the magazine about love and romance in an intimate photo shoot.

In the interview she said:

“Invest in Lingerie! You can never go wrong in a sexy lingerie-i honestly don’t think your man should know all the lingerie you own. Learn how to give your man good massages. I cannot sing to save my life so these tips will do.”

 See more photos below!

Creative Direction and Styling: Bella Adeleke
Make up: Kemi Awoyemi
Photography: Ademola Odusami
Policemen Attached To Presidency Protest Unpaid Allowances Since 2015

Policemen Attached To Presidency Protest Unpaid Allowances Since 2015

Policemen attached to the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock are protesting, saying their Risk Caution Allowances haven’t been paid since 2015, Sahara Reporters reports.

53 have reportedly not been paid at all, while another 127 have not been paid in full.

The policemen have reportedly filed a petition, titled “President Muhammadu Buhari’s mobile policemen plead over unpaid Risk Caution Allowances from May 2015 to date” to the president.
The president is unaware of the unpaid salaries, one of the policemen said.

He said the fear is that the allowances have been allocated and have been mismanaged.

The petition sent to the president read:

About 127 police officers attached to the Presidency have not been paid the balance of their risk caution allowances and about 53 mobile police officers that started working with the present government since 2015 have not been paid anything.

The 53 policemen since the past two years have been languishing in poverty. Most of these policemen did the data capture and were given the presidential tags. Those behind this delay are some of the superior officers like the Squadron, the Principal Staff Officer and the leader of the Presidential Vehicle Movement.

The excuse given by the superior officers was that the affected policemen were boys to the former Squadron leader, one SP Mau’su.

These superiors have started transferring these affected policemen out of the Villa to some states and replacing them with their own boys, who did not suffer and were not there to bear what the policemen went through. We are pleading with our father and President, Muhammadu Buhari, to look into these sufferings from the beginning of his government till date.

The Nigeria Police Force’s Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, however claimed that all allowances and salaries of policemen have been paid.

The police is yet to get complaints from the Aso Rock Villa, he said.

The emoluments contain the salaries and allowances. Outside that, there is also insurance coverage provided by the Force and the Federal Government.

This set of people you talk about have not complained to the Force headquarters. We don’t have such complaints. The police are not aware of any risk allowance being owed anyone.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

#Famil2018 - First Photos Of Fatima Dangote & Jamil Abubakar’s Wedding

#Famil2018 - First Photos Of Fatima Dangote & Jamil Abubakar’s Wedding

Fatima Dangote tied the knot with her love Jamil Abubakar in a series of traditional wedding ceremonies. The bride who is the daughter of Aliko Dangote said yes to her beau Jamil who is the son of the former Inspector General of Police, Retired I.G Abubakar.

See some photos from their wedding below!

Mercy Johnson Okojie Seals New Endorsement Deal As Mr. Chef’s Brand Ambassador

Mercy Johnson Okojie Seals New Endorsement Deal As Mr. Chef’s Brand Ambassador

Nollywood star Mercy Johnson Okojie recently signed an endorsement deal with Mr Chef Iodized salt as she becomes it’s brand ambassador. The event took place hours ago in Lagos.

Mercy Johnson Okojie took to her Instagram page to make the announcement.

“I’ve been teasing you for a few days I know…Say hello to the new brand ambassador for Mr Chef iodised salt!

We will be cooking up a storm very soon and I’ll be sharing all the delicious and healthy details!
I’m very excited about this new relationship with Mr Chef iodised salt and I can’t wait to tell you how using iodised salt has literally changed my life!”

This endorsement is the actress’ first for 2018.

Friday, March 9, 2018

 Omoyele Sowore ,Sahara Reporters Publisher To Run For Presidency In 2019

Omoyele Sowore ,Sahara Reporters Publisher To Run For Presidency In 2019

Publisher of news website Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has revealed that he intends to run for president in 2019.

In an interview on the website, Sowore explains how he intends to defeat incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking on why he believes Buhari should not be reelected, Sowore said:
Just a little over a week ago – over 100 young girls were taken by Boko Haram in Dapchi. Buhari’s appeal was supposed to be a tough stance against corruption and an ability to address the security crises posed by Boko Haram. No single major victory has been notched in the anti-corruption fight. Boko Haram is still alive and kicking. And the president’s inaction and lack of leadership are causing the herdsmen-farmers conflicts to take on an even more dangerous dimension. The Nigerian state is in shambles.
Asked what his plans for Nigeria are, Sowore listed three issues that included fighting corruption and ridding the civil service of favouritism and nepotism. He said:
Nigeria struggles because past presidents have had three major issues.
Firstly, there is an abject absence of a clear vision as to where the country should be headed. Where should Nigeria be in the next five, 10 or even 50 years? Where are the national plans that map out the country’s vision and the paths to their actualization aside from the propaganda we see on NTA? Today, we are impressed by China’s sustained growth, but since 1953 China has produced a series of 5-year plans that has guided their growth. Now they are on their 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). With that China became the most powerful and prosperous nation on earth using its populace as its best resource. China solved its housing crisis and even now boast of unoccupied apartments in “ghost cities” built in the last 10 years. China built one of the fastest rail services with an amount of money equivalent to the sums stolen during the oil imports scam. Same goes for the UAE. Dubai was built into the architectural marvel that is now a magnet to Nigeria’s thieving elites. I will be instituting a series of four-year plans to overlap with Nigeria’s political tenure system that will chart our path to growth and progress.
Secondly, even where a clear vision might exist, nepotism, tribalism, and favoritism has robbed us of the service of our best people. I am a completely detribalized Nigerian. My antecedents are that of an activist that has worked to build alliances and networks across this nation over the last 30 years.
I understand first hand the value of having competent and capable people in the right positions. I’ve created a world-class media company in the last 12 years and taught in a private college for eight years helping to mold some of America’s greatest minds.
Thirdly, corruption has crippled us as a nation. Where past presidents have been slow in tackling this issue and sometimes even complicit through their actions or inactions in promoting corruption, I will be decisive in dealing with this cancer that has ravaged the Nigerian nation.
Sowore said he’s in talks with some political parties, as he plans to launch on the platform of a coalition of several parties.

Read the full interview on Sahara Reporters.
Ike Ekweremadu To Be Charged To Court Over Hidden Assets

Ike Ekweremadu To Be Charged To Court Over Hidden Assets

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, will be charged by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), The Cable reports.

The trial will address his false declaration of assets concerning assets in United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.

He reportedly failed to declare the assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Officials with the Ministry of Justice and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are also reportedly expected to travel to the UAE for the forfeiture of eight properties linked to Ekweremadu.
Donald Trump To Hold Strategic Meeting With North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Donald Trump To Hold Strategic Meeting With North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-unPunch reports.

This agreement is coming after several months of tensions between both countries, with threats of nuclear attack.

South Korean National Security Advisor, Chung Eui-yong, announced the meeting in a press conference in front of the White House.

This will be the first meeting between a United States president and a North Korean leader, the countries only coming close once when Bill Clinton and Kim Jong Il led both countries respectively.

Trump, characteristically, also tweeted about the meeting, writing:

The meeting would take place by the end of May, Eui-yong said.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Usher & Wife Grace Miguel Split After Two Years Of Marriage

Usher & Wife Grace Miguel Split After Two Years Of Marriage

Music star Usher and his wife Grace Miguel have split after two years of marriage.The couple began dating in 2009 and got married in 2015.

The split was confirmed by US Weekly after the couple reportedly issued a joint statement on Tuesday, March 6.

The statement reads:

After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.

Photo Credit – Getty Images
VIDEO: Klever Jay – Holla

VIDEO: Klever Jay – Holla

Arguably the most hard-working Nigerian artiste, Klever Jay comes through with yet another creative piece to delight good music lovers!

Following his successful UK tour for his hit single ‘Kini Level Yen‘, Klever Jay drops the visuals to one of his recently released singles “Holla” shot at the Royal Arsenal London UK, produced by Shockerbeat and Mastered by Lahlah.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Covers April Isuue Of Vogue Magazine

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Covers April Isuue Of Vogue Magazine

GUGU MBATHA-RAW is the cover star of the April 2018 issue of British Vogue.

Photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by senior contributing fashion editor Kate Phelan, with hair by Eugene Souleiman and make-up by Hannah Murray, the portrait of Mbatha-Raw wearing Valentino, marks the actress’s Vogue debut.

The daughter of an English mother and a South African father, Gugu, which is short for Gugulethu, a contraction of igugu lethu, which means “our pride” in Zulu, trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. From her early acting roles on stage – she was Juliet to Andrew Garfield’s Romeo in a 2005 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre – to TV appearances in Dr Who and Black Mirror, and her current silver-screen moment in A Wrinkle in Time, she has been escaping archetypes and quietly shaping a diverse CV for years.

Her latest role as Dr Kate Murry in Ava DuVernay’s blockbuster Disney adaptation marks the first time a black woman has helmed a $100 million film, and seems a fitting summary of Mbatha-Raw’s own boundary breaking career trajectory so far.

“The chance to work with Ava again, and what it means for a woman of colour to be directing something of that scale and budget for Disney – I wanted to be in that line,” Mbatha-Raw told Bim Adewunmi of being cast in the science fantasy adventure film.

Of bonding with Oprah, who plays Mrs Which, she recalled, “We were both on the set on the same day and she came and hung out in my trailer for a little bit and we had a chat, in her full character regalia, which is just goddess-like. I hope we actually get to do something where we work together in a scene because that’d be incredible. I feel so thankful to have her in my life and to have had her guidance. She’s a very special human.”

Looking back at her career trajectory, she touched on her dynamic role choices and personal mission not to be type cast. “I didn’t really see how I could be in a period drama without playing a slave, necessarily, or a character in a very subservient or brutalised role,” she noted of landing the lead role as Dido Elizabeth Belle in 2013’s Belle. “As a biracial woman born in the 1980s, if you let popular culture dictate it, you’d think mixed-race people were like a new thing. And that’s absolutely not the case. People of colour have existed throughout history – it’s just who has been able to tell the stories. And that to me became really important: to illuminate that. To show that Dido Elizabeth Belle is as valid a story as Elizabeth Bennet… And, you know, Elizabeth Bennet’s fictional.”

Read the full interview with Mbatha-Raw in the April issue, which is out on newsstands on March 9.