Friday, August 17, 2018

Davido, Tiwa Savage Others Nominated For AFRIMA

 
 
Top Nigerian acts, Davido and Tiwa Savage amongst others, have been nominated for the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA).
With over 8,000 entries, organisers of the 2018 edition of the annual music awards on Friday released its nominees list comprising top acts across the continent.
The list covers five regional categories for both male and female.
Other popular Nigerian artistes who were nominated include Wizkid, Simi, DJ Spinall, and Olamide.
Public voting is expected to commence from Monday, August 27, 2018, ahead of the event taking place in November.
See the full list below.
Best Female Artiste in Central Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Amanda Malela
DRC
Kumama
2
Anabela Aya
Angola
I love you Bue
3
Blanche Baily
Cameroon
BonBon
4
Bruna Tatiana
Angola
Amo-te
5
Charlotte Dipanda ft  Yemi Alade
Cameroon
Sista
6
Daphne
Cameroon
Jusqu’à La Gare
7
Iyenga
DRC
Sorry
8
Shura
Cameroon
Allez Dire
Best Male Artiste in Central Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
AFROTRONIX
Chad
DYD
2
Belamy Paluku (DRC)
DRC
Blood Brothers
3
Dadju
DRC
Bob Marley
4
FALLY IPUPA FT KEBACK& NAZ
DRC
MANNEQUIN
5
GAZ MAWETE
DRC
PAULINA
6
Locko
Cameroon
Je Serai La
7
Magasco
Cameroon
Sokoto
8
Maite Gims Ft. Vianney
DRC
La Meme
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Betty G
Ethiopia
Mengedegna
2
Irene namatovu
Uganda
Nsambila nyuma nga janzi
3
Maua Sama
Tanzania
Nakuelewa
4
Petra Ft. Victoria Kimani
Kenya
I got that
5
Rash Ft Ruff
Kenya
Nitachange
6
Sandra Nankoma
Uganda
kaddugala
7
Sheebah SASHA VYBZ
Uganda
Mummy Yo
8
Vibe ft MC Galaxy
Rwanda
Neza
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Bebe Cool
Uganda
Freedom
2
Diamond Platnumz
Tanzania
A boy from Tandale
3
HARMONIZE FT DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
Tanzania
KWANGWARU
4
Kagwe Mungai Ft. Niniola
Kenya
Till the end
5
Khaligraph Jones Ft. Petra
Kenya
Rider
6
Nyashinski
Kenya
Bebi Bebi
7
RAYVANNY FT MAPHORISA & DJ BUCKZ
Tanzania
MAKULUSA
8
Yamiu Mola
Ethiopia
Wegegta
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Kenza
Algeria
Maliket Saba
2
Lyna Mahyem
Algeria
Boucan
3
Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz
Algeria
Bye Bye
4
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Egypt
Ekaa Maksour
5
N-S feat Kafon
Tunisia
Daloula
6
Souhia Ben Lachhab
Algeria
Lik Manwalich
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Abu Ft. Yousta
Egypt
3 Daqat
2
Balti ft Hamouda
Tunisia
Ya Lili
3
DJ Moh Green Ft. Magasco
Algeria
Por Favor
4
Hamza El Fadly
Morocco
Ya Mraya
5
Lartiste ft Carolina
Morocco
Mafiosa
6
Muslim
Morocco
Mama
7
Saad Lamjarred
Morocco
Casablanca
8
Sofiane Ft. Maitre Gims
Algeria
Arafricain
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Ammara Brown
Zimbabwe
Akiliz
2
Babes Wodumu
South Africa
Ganda Ganda Ft. Mampintsha & Madanon
3
Lily
Malawi
Bad at Love
4
Mandisa Mamba
Swaziland
Party
5
Nadia Nakai
South Africa
Money Calling Ft. Frank Casino
6
Rouge
South Africa
Dololo Ft. Bigstar
7
Ruby the Pigeon
Namibia
Rorisang
8
Shekhinah
South Africa
Please Mr
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Cassper Nyovest
South Africa
Ksazobalit
2
EXQ
Zimbabwe
Pahukama Ft. Jah Prayzah
3
Jah Prayzah
Zimbabwe
Nziyo Yerudo Ft. Yemi Alade
4
Kwesta
South Africa
Spirit Ft. Wale
5
Nasty C
South Africa
Jungle
6
Roberto
Zambia
Contolola Ft. Patoranking
7
Shane Eagle
South Africa
Let it Flow
8
Sibusiso Mashiloane
South Africa
Niza
Best Female Artiste in Western Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Angelique Kidjo
Benin
Once in a Lifetime
2
Aya Nakamura
Mali
Oumou Sangare
3
Becca
Ghana
Number One Ft. Mr. Eazi
4
Efya
Ghana
Mame Ft. Mr Eazi
5
Josey
Cote d’Ivoire
Jour J-O
6
Simi
Nigeria
Joromi
7
Tiwa Savage
Nigeria
Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
8
Viviane Chidid
Senegal
Marriage Force
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa
Name of Artist
Country
Track title
1
Davido
Nigeria
Fia
2
DJ Spinall
Nigeria
Nowo Ft. Wizkid
3
Djodje
Cape Verde
Be Mine Ft. Patoranking
4
King Promise
Ghana
CCTV Ft. Mugeez
5
Kuami Eugene
Ghana
Angela
6
Kwesi Arthur
Ghana
Grind Day Ft. Sarkodie & Medikal
7
MHD
Guinea
Bella Ft. Wizkid
8
Olamide
Nigeria
Wo!
9
Starboy
Nigeria
Soco Ft. Terry, Spotless, Ceeza Milli & Wizkid
 
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New Video: DJ Snake x Niniola – ‘Maradona’ (Riddim)

Watch the exciting visuals to Niniola’s ‘Maradona Riddim’ electro remix by DJ Snake. DJ Snake has shared the visuals to his electro mix of Niniola’s hit single, ‘Maradona Riddim’.Popular French Disc Jockey/producer, DJ Snake who jumped on singer Niniola’s 2017 monster single, Maradona, a while back is out with the video for the song.The video shot on the beach is playful and easy as it features a lot of dancing, even on water.The visuals was directed by Daniel Kaufman.

Uche Ogbodo: Actress’ before and after sexy body photo will get the guys drooling

You’ve got to check Uche Ogbodo’s magical transformation. Uche Ogbodo wants you are to see how she has been working hard to keep herself fit and look sexy as she releases a before and after photo of her new revenge body.The beautiful actress took to her Instagram page on Thursday, August 16, 2018, where she shared the photos. “This Is The Best Reason Why you need A Revenge Body!            The Whole Of me couldn’t even fit into my Camera phone … Make Them Eat back their words!            Now Fine Girls Like Us, We no dey hustle            Nah them Dey Rush Us. #fitnessactivists #bodypositive #goddess #bodybositivewithucheogbodo #nahthemdeyrushus #bootcamp #transformation #bodyswap,” she captioned the photo.  We love it when celebrities show off their really sexy figure on social media when they are trying to get in shape or working to look fabulous. Remember the time Damilola Adegbite shared a really cute of herself and revealed that she was going on a diet plan because her ‘bum bum’ was ruining her clothes? ALSO READ: Uche Ogbodo shares raunchy photos as she celebrates her birthday”My bum bum wants to tear everything I put on,” Damilola Adegbite says Damilola Adegbite might be one of the sexiest actors around but she thinks the body is doing more harm than good to her clothes. The sexy and voluptuous actress made this known via her Instagram page on Monday, February 26, 2018, where she revealed that she had started a diet plan so as to work on her body especially her butts which have ruined her clothes”So today I start a low carb, no bread, no fried foods, no sugar, very very small rice (Why can I feel tears burning my eyes as I type this  ), no chocolate and no ice cream diet for 3 weeks (for starters). My bum bum wants to tear everything I put on.     ‍♀️The good news, however, is I can choose to have just a little on my cheat days which will be Sundays,” she wrote.

Toke Makinwa: OAP reminisces on the time she was robbed, marriage failed and was...

Toke Makinwa is taking us down memory lane to some of trying times in her life. Toke Makinwa might be one of the most successful celebrities around but she has also faced some obstacles in life which are worth telling like the time she was robbed, her marriage failed and was ridiculed about it.The gorgeous multi-talented media personality made this known on her Instagram page on Friday, August 17, 2018. If you are very conversant with Toke’s Instagram page, you will notice that she regularly post messages about her Christian faith and her latest post gives a download of her experience in 2015.”Felt led to share this here. I was on a workcation sometime in 2015, my career was picking up, I was a newlywed, everything was groovy    and I had to represent a brand in Paris. Each time I’m away, I find it easier to pray. (Something about Lagos and the hustle and bustle, you know what I mean) As I settled down the first night I was praying and I had an epiphany, maybe na vision sef I sha know something strange happened. I woke up and burst out the words “the glory of my latter days will overshadow my former.” Correct message, went about my duties on cloud 9, God has promised me good and there was nothing to fear.  “Fast forward to a night before we left Paris, the team had a big dinner with an international brand and I was tempted to go. I was invited and It was going to be fun. My hustler mode kicked in, I could market myself sone more for future work but the spirit told me to have a quiet evening with God. It was a tough one o, dinner with Vogue or pray? Prayer won that night and it wasn’t good. I started to pray, fell asleep and woke up. It was as if someone had been In my room, I blurted out the words; “you’ll walk thru fire   , but I will be with you”. Which kind of message was this? Checked my windows and surroundings and as soon as I confirmed no one was there, I cast it off as a bad dream, prayed and slept. The next day I was robbed and a lot of money was taken. I remembered the dream and told myself the robbers have taken my problems and I flew home. “Few months after, hell was on earth, everything I had was broken, I was a subject of ridicule and shame and everything went left. Tonight reading this I remembered both vision. God is not a man, he walked with me, he kept his word, he has restored all I thought I lost and made me a praise on earth. O ti mu mi gbagbe, ibanuje ana!!!!! Why my long epistle? No vex, somebody might be walking in that fire now, don’t buckle, don’t quit. He has prepared you for this. Rest in his care for your future is far brighter n greater than now. Thank you for reading        stay blessed ❤️,” she wrote. Toke Makinwa isn’t the kind of celebrity is who runs out of what to say on social media, and we love it because she keeps her fans and admirers wanting to read more about her views on certain topics which sometimes are controversial.ALSO READ: All the men allegedly linked to Toke Makinwa romantically”Staying in marriage for financial gains is lame” – Toke Makinwa says Toke Makinwa is dishing out advice to women who get married for financial gains as a lame move. The multi-talented media personality made this known via her Twitter page on Thursday, August 9, 2018. According to Toke, it is lame for any woman to stay in a marriage for financial gains.”Staying in a domestic marriage because of financial gain or the lies you tell yourself about surviving is lame, I’m yet to see anyone leave a bad situation do badly, it’s the fear that keeps you from your potential,” she tweeted She also went on to advice women to get busy with their lives by getting a job or just do something for a living.”If she’s dead, they will survive. Women need to get busy, relying on a man can put you I jeopardy. Use your hands, get up, get busy,” she concluded. Let’s just say these tweets will indeed get a number of women rethinking the reasons they decide to get married.

New Music: Emex E.O.T – ‘Kontrol’

This brand new banger will definitely keep you in ecstasy and it is produced by Kel P. With the massive success of his last single “Priyanka”,  GMG Mega Star, Emex EOT is certainly on fire as he comes out with another exceptional single titled “Kontrol”.This brand new banger will definitely keep you in ecstasy and it is produced by Kel P.Please download, listen, watch and share;iTunes/Apple Music:  https://emexeot.fanlink.

Pulse List: 10 memorable Nollywood movie characters of the 90s & 2000s

From Andy in “Living in Bondage” to Black Arrow in “Silent Night,” here are 10 memorable Nollywood movie characters of the 90s and 2000s. The 90s and early 2000s had several memorable movie characters that can’t be forgotten in a hurry.Decades later, those characters are still iconic in pop culture and the actors are still fondly addressed by fans as these characters.From Andy in “Living in Bondage” to Black Arrow in “Silent Night,” here are 10 memorable Nollywood movie characters of the 90s and 2000s.Check them out:1. Aki & PawpawThe characters, played by Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme, respectively, made their debut in the 2002 comedy movie “Aki na Ukwa.”In subsequent years after ‘Aki na Ukwa,’ Ikedieze and Iheme reprised their roles as two mischievous brothers in different films.2. Andy Played by Kenneth Okonkwo, Andy is a character in “Living in Bondage,” who, out of desperation to acquire wealth by any means, joins a cult where he sacrifices his wife for wealth.After his wife’s death, her ghost haunts and terrorizes him, leading to embarrassing situations in public.3. Black Arrow Black Arrow is one of the most ruthless characters to appear in a Nollywood movie. In “Silent Night,” he is a mean gang leader, who is notorious for his killings and robbery attacks in his neighbourhood.4. Ogbuefi Ozor Nnamani in “Last Burial”18 years ago, in the Lancelot Imasuen movie, “Last Burial,” Clem Ohameze played Ogbuefi Nnamani, a wealthy Knight in the Catholic church, who was also a member of the Shankiki cult group.When he passed away, the church and the cult group battled for who would bury his corpse.A film with several fear-inducing scenes and a famous bone-chilling soundtrack, an image of a dead Ogbuefi sitting in his coffin is unforgettable.5. Blessing in “Cry for Help” While Nkiru Sylvanus, during her active years as an actress, was popular for having the knack to elicit sorrow from her audience, she’s most popularly known for her role as Blessing AKA Ble-Ble in “Cry for Help,” a movie that follows the ordeal of an orphaned girl, who had to go through lots of torturous experiences to survive.6. Vuga – VugaSeveral years after his role as the titular character – a mute superhero –  in “Vuga,” Nollywood actor Gentle Jack is still referred to as Vuga.His character is one that cannot be forgotten in a hurry.7. Sakobi – Sakobi Played by Susan Patrick, the titular character in the spiritual thriller is a seductress/snake girl, who is sent to the world to entice a young man, Francis, into sacrificing his daughter for wealth.8. Domitilla Played by Ann Njemanze, Domitilla is a young lady, who, alongside her friends, ventures into prostitution to survive a hard life.9. Ahanna – Rattlesnake Played by Francis Duru, Ahanna Okolo is a young boy drawn into the world of crime and gang rivalry after a twist of fate cuts short his happy childhood.10. OsuofiaPlayed by Nkem Owoh, the character made its major debut in the 2003 Kingsley Ogoro film, “Osuofia in London.”In the film, Osuofia leaves his village for London after he inherits the wealth of his late brother, who left the village years before and amassed a business fortune in London.The 2003 film spawned several sequels and spin-offs, all headlined by the hilarious character, popular for his outlandish behaviour.

AY: Comedian says blocking people on social media has nothing to do with being...

AY is going to block you on social media if you insult him and he isn’t bothered of you think that makes him a proud person. AY has come out to say that when celebrities block people on social media, it doesn’t mean that they are proud.The multi-talented comedian made this known on his Instagram page on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. According to him, the reward for insulting someone on his Instagram page is to get blocked.”Abi them no dey know say you fit block them? I don’t like blocking. I don’t like shutting down avenues of communication. But if you’ve gone out of your way to insult me or my family over the things you cannot proof or defend, I will not give you the room to make me consider jumping into 3rd Mainland Bridge as an option in life.  “Blocking you only ensures I won’t have to accommodate any form of depression coming from someone who doesn’t care about how I feel. It’s as simple as getting up from your bed at night to put off the AC when you realise that you are beginning to catch cold. This has nothing to do with being a proud celebrity. it’s more about you knowing that I am equally human too,” he wrote. AY might be making a lot of sense and at the same time, some people might be of the opinion that as celebrities and public figures, you should be ready to take anything. Apart from blocking people on social media some celebrities have lately complained about some fans begging for financial assistance.ALSO READ: See celebrities who have helped kids back to school in 2018″Stop begging me for money, it is beginning to piss me” -Annie Idibia warns Less than 24 hours ago, Annie Idibia sent a warning to those fans and followers who keep begging her for money on social media as it is beginning to piss her off.The actress made this known on her Instagram stories on Thursday, August 16, 2018. According to her, in a series of post on her Instagram stories, she said she also has her own issues and struggles and is fed up with followers sending her messages asking for financial assistance.”Please, I beg you stop asking me for money! It is beginning to really piss me off…n, worse are the people who constantly insult me if I don’t respond or say I don’t have.”This is to every single person sending me account numbers, begging for money every sec of the day!!! Me sef I be human being oooo!!! I have my own issues and struggles!!! We are all fighting the same battle ooo I have my own issues and problems,” she said.Uti says Instagram wasn’t created for begging Uti Nwachukwu who was a former winner of Big Brother Africa has a message for those who use Instagram as a platform to beg, saying it wasn’t created for that purpose.The actor and model took his frustrations to his Instagram page on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, where he blasted those who take every single opportunity to beg and request for things.

AGN: One year after, Emeka Rollas renders account of stewardship, launches foundation

The President, Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, Emeka Rollas, during the week took stock of his  administration’s one year in office, declaring that they have succeeded in charting a new course for the once troubled guild.
Continue reading AGN: One year after, Emeka Rollas renders account of stewardship, launches foundation at Vanguard News.

Bez: Singer and wife welcome second child

The arrival of the singer’s second son was revealed to the world by his wife, Bolatito on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in an Instagram post. Bez and his wife, Bolatito Ladoja-Idakula have welcomed their second child- a son.The arrival of the singer’s second son was revealed to the world by his wife, Bolatito on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in an Instagram post.Bolatito also revealed the name of their second son as Immanuel in the Instagram post.The picture which shows the couple’s first son carrying Immanuel was captioned, “And then there were 2! Welcome to the world Immanuel. Joshua is excited to be a big brother! ” ALSO READ: Bez’s wife suffered postpartum depressionBez reveals son’s faceSoul singer, Bez Idakula, revealed his little boy’s face several months after his birth. Bez and his wife, Bolatito, welcomed their first child after two years of marriage in celebration of Christmas.”My love to all who supported us for #bezlive. We all made history together! Wishing you all the best of the season, keep shining! Merry Christmas!!” he wrote.Bez shared the news of his wife’s delivery on Sunday, July 17, 2016, on Instagram. He wrote, “God blessed @titoidakulaand I with a King! #grateful #greatness#blessed”.The couple lost a child before now. The singer’s wife revealed in 2015 in an emotional post about the loss of their newborn child.

Nickelodeon’s superstar characters to visit Nigeria again

Nickelodeon’s superstar characters – the world’s most popular, irreverent sea sponge, SpongeBob Square Pants; Adventure Bay’s intrepid pups, Skye, Rubble Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol: the feisty and fun Dora the Explorer have been scheduled for a new fun show in Nigeria.It has been confirmed that the
Dora’s animal rescuer cousin, Diego and her best pal, Boots.Shimmer and Shine, the two genies who can solve any problem will also be live on stage in Lagos for the 2018 edition of Nickelodeon NickFest in partnership with Maltina
The 2018 edition of Nickelodeon NickFest, has been schedule for September 29th and 30th in Lagos where there will be lots of singing, dancing and pure laugh aloud fun again.
It has also been gathered that kids and parents can also look forward to seeing the fun and friendly face of Maltina’s Happy character. This year Happy will be centre stage at the popular Maltina Happy Land at NickFest. And for the first time, Happy will be performing his very own show which will surprise and delight kids and parents at Maltina Happy Land.
The popular Slime Zone will have more gooey green slime and a number of slime activities for the Nickelodeon Slime fans. A major highlight of NickFest is The Celebrity Slime Challenge where popular personalities are slimed green in an effort to raise both awareness and funds for children support through NGO projects in Nigeria.
Executive Vice President and Managing Director for VIMN Africa and BET International, Alex Okosi confirmed that the line up of events for this second edition will outlive last year’s experience.
He said,  “NickFest delivers an amazing experience for families to enjoy the best of Nickelodeon.  We are thrilled to bring the festival back to Nigeria in partnership with Maltina for a second consecutive year.”
Ngozi Nkwoji, The Portfolio Manager, Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Nigerian Breweries Plc, added “This is indeed an exciting partnership for Maltina. We recognize that we are all busy and more often than not, life just gets in the way, making family time that much more important. As a brand that is all about nourishing family moments, we are proud to partner with Nickelodeon again to bring all the excitement of Nickfest to the whole family. Nickfest is one of those events that the whole family can enjoy and is an event that nourishes those precious family moments.”
This year NickFest will welcome more than 4,000 children and families to the Federal Palace transforming the venue into a bright orange Nickelodeon and Maltina  wonderland. Two shows will be held on both days. Look out for details about the performers and hosts soon.

I’m not just Wizkid’s ‘Baby Mama’ – Jada Pollock

Mother of Wizkid’s third child, Jada Pollock has declared that she’s not just the pop star’s baby mama, but also, she’s his manager.
Continue reading I’m not just Wizkid’s ‘Baby Mama’ – Jada Pollock at Vanguard News.

No more bad blood? Nico Gravity reaches out to Timaya to end feud

Longstanding beef between two Nigerian pop stars, Paul Nnamdi Okpara a.k.a Nico Gravity and Timaya  may soon be over, as the former has finally reached out to the latter, asking him to let go of the past, as he’s ready to do a collabo with him to end their feud.
Continue reading No more bad blood? Nico Gravity reaches out to Timaya to end feud at Vanguard News.

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin dies at 76

American gospel singer, Aretha Franklin is dead. She died at 76, according to a family statement released on Thursday.
Franklin was said to have died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, said her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn on behalf of the artiste’s family.
A consummate artiste, Franklin gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title “the Queen of Soul.
Reports say the official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.”
Her death comes three days after a source close to Franklin told CNN’s Don Lemon that the singer was in hospice care.
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60 scandalous years for Madonna

Madonna remains one of the most controversial artists of all time, with the Material Girl refusing to hold back with age from the unbridled sexuality that helped make her a superstar.
Continue reading 60 scandalous years for Madonna at Vanguard News.

Aretha ‘a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God’ – Trump

US President Donald Trump paid tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin upon her death Thursday as “a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice.”
Continue reading Aretha ‘a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God’ – Trump at Vanguard News.