Thursday, April 25, 2019

Davido joins J.Cole, 21 Savage for Dreamland Festival in US

Davido will be performing at the Dreamland Festival in April 2019.
The even will be holding at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America (USA).
Nigerian artiste Davido escapes air mishap
This was made known on the festival’s official Instagram page.
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Abc11 reports that the event was supposed to hold on September 15, 2018, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. 
A lineup of other artistes slated to perform at the festival are: J. Cole, SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6LACK, Nelly, Teyana Taylor, J.I.D., Rapsody, Cozz, Saba, Earthgang, Ari Lennox, Omen, Lute and Mez.

Tiwa Savage: See Singer’s reaction to “Tiwa’s Vibe” ban over alcohol

According to her, the track was banned over her mention of alcohol and for a country where alcohol is legal, (a fact she pointed out in her post), the idea is absurd. Tiwa Savage seems dumbfounded that her latest single, “Tiwa’s Vibe” has been banned on local stations.Even worse is the reason for which it was banned.ALSO READ: Lil Kesh Hit Song Now Illegal According to her, the track was banned over her mention of alcohol and for a country where alcohol is legal, (a fact she pointed out in her post), the idea is absurd.See her post below:  You would recall that the government just officially placed a ban on Shisha smoking in the country in their bid to curb drug consumption and abuse.Why does Nigeria focus on everything except the actual problem?The Nigerian government, specifically the Ministry of Health wants to start arresting shisha smokers.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday to mark the World No-Tobacco day, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, implored law enforcement agencies to arrest persons who were violating the government’s ban on flavoured tobacco products, and its most popular Nigerian iteration, shisha.“Let me stress that the ban on tobacco products with characterising flavours is still in place and the ban includes shisha because it has flavour. I, therefore, urge the Consumer Protection Council and the law enforcement agencies to intensify arrest of defaulters.” ALSO READ: Codeine Diet and why Nigerian musicians must stop celebrating drug useTo justify this, the Minister referred to a ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products. Adewole claimed that these products were targeted at the youth and could be as dangerous as cigarettes.This approach to reducing the consumption of shisha is not a one-off. When it comes to dealing with perceived vices among the youth, the Nigerian government’s first weapon is, more often than not, a ban, complete with threats of arrest and a jail term.

Big Brother Naija: Khloe and K.Brule disqualified from #BBNaija

After the house party on Saturday, Khloe provoked K.Brule by calling his mother a whore. Big Brother has disqualified has disqualified Khloe and K.Brule from the #BBNaija show. This was after Big Brother issued three Strikes to Khloe, K.Brule and Dee-One for provacation.On Saturday, after the house party, Khloe took it too far when she decided to provoke K.Brule, calling his mother a whore. Following the offense of provocation, Big Brother gave Khloe a strike, putting the pair on two strikes (K.Brule initially earned the pair a strike when he jumped from the balcony and inflicted injury on himself).  Last night, after threatening to assault Dee-One as well as being called to the Diary Room numerous times and responding, K.Brule earned the pair a third strike, which eventually led to their disqualification from the game. A Strike was also issued to Dee-One for his constant provocation in the house with his jokes. A drunk K. Brule had tried to kiss LeoThere’s no clip of K. Brule trying to kiss Leo, but from the conversations amongst the housemates, a drunk Brule tried kissing Leo.The latter told his partner Khloe, who tried to have a conversation with him. An argument started, with the two insulting themselves and Khloe calling his mother a whore. Several housemates shared their thoughts, taking sides with K.Brule. According to Cee C, Alex, Angel and Ifu Ennada, Khloe didn’t handle the issue well.Big Brother had called K.Brule into the diary room, however, viewers weren’t let in on their conversation. Before her disqualification, Khloe was the head of house, a position that exempted her from possible eviction this weekend.

Viral `Agbada’: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s designer hits it big

A fashion designer, Micheal Black hit it big after media personality and BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu wore his design, and t went viral.
Continue reading Viral `Agbada’: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s designer hits it big at Vanguard News Nigeria.

Kerry Washington: Cute! Actress wishes Uzo Aduba a happy birthday in Igbo

Kerry Washington makes a conscious effort to represent her Igbo husband’s roots by wishing friend, Uzo Aduba a happy birthday in Igbo dialect. Kerry Washington’s Igbo wife skills are improving as she wished colleague, Uzo Aduba a happy birthday in the Igbo dialect.The very talented actress and wife to  former NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha took to Twitter on Sunday, February 11, 2018, where she wished Uzo Aduba a happy birthday ” @UzoAduba Ncheta ubochi omumu gi. Ekele diri Chineke,” she tweeted, which in English means “Remembering your birthday today. Thanks be to God.”  The celebrant, Uzo Aduba replied back on Twitter in Igbo language  “Heh!  Nwannem nwanyi, i na asu Igbo??!? Maka  o di mma!  Nwanne, daalu maka ubochi omumu m,” which in English means “Ha! My sister, you speak Igbo?! That’s very good. Thanks for the birthday wish.”ALSO READ: The best dressed females at the Golden Globe 2018 Uzo Aduba is an American born Nigerian who rose to stardom for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ for which she won an Emmy Award in 2014.

Celebrities boost patronage of nightclubs with appearances, says promoter

An entertainment promoter, Panache Paulash, says his initiative of inviting celebrities to appear at nightclubs has continued to boost patronage and strengthen the industry.
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New Video: DJ Lambo – ‘Kunta Kunte’ feat. Small Doctor x Mr. Real

Watch the visuals for DJ Lambo’s ‘Kunta Kunte’ featuring Small Doctor and Mr Real. DJ Lambo has released the video to her song, ‘Kunta Kunte’ which features Small Doctor and Mr Real.Female disc jockey and Choc Boi Nation president, Lambo has teamed up with the kings of the street in Small Doctor and Mr Real for the videos of her latest single ‘Kunta Kunte’ from her forthcoming album, ”Sharks of the Ocean.”The CKay produced song is one that demands the best of your Shaku Shaku dance and the visuals accurately captures the lyrics of the song.The video was directed by The Myth.

Drake, Nice for what: 5 things you should know about rapper’s new video ‘Nice...

Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter, Aubrey Graham popularly known as Drake recently released the visuals to his song ‘Nice for what’. Shortly after Drake announced at a concert that he will be putting out a new single, he subsequently released the visuals to the song ‘Nice for what’.  Drake has been on an amazing run following the donation of his entire budget for his ‘God’s Plan’ music video. His music of late has been appealing to a larger dynamic of music listeners as he has made it very easy to listen to with relatable story lines and melodic vibes. The formula stays the same with ‘Nice for what’, a joint where he samples Lauryn Hill’s classic ‘Ex-factor’. The video which was released almost immediately is more enchanting with a star studded Hollywood cast and one that fans the embers of female power. It is definitely another spectacle with fun scenes that has won the hearts of many.Here are 5 things you should know about the video;1. The video features 20 women including a star-studded list of famous actresses and musicians The video captures at several times a total of 20 women filmed separately. A roll call of the women include Olivia Wilde who is best known for her role as Dr Remy Hadley on the medical drama TV series, ‘House’, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Zoe Saldana, Letitita Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Syd, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjarta. 2. The video was directed by 22-year-old Karena Evans Toronto native Karena Evans was also responsible for the ‘God’s Plan’ video. She is also the first female recipient of Canada’s highest honours for music direction, The Lipsett Prize for her ‘innovative and unique approach to music video art’3. Yara Shahidi, who features in the video wearing a Harvard top and studying hard is actually a Harvard student.  The 17-year-old actress, activist and Black-ish star was recently accepted into Harvard University as a Social studies major.4. Zoe Saldana is featured at home with her 3 kids In the video, Zoe Saldana who has a thing for keeping her children’s faces hidden despite constantly putting their pictures up on Instagram is featured with her 3 children, the twins Cy and Bowie and newborn, Zen5. The video was shot across 10 cities The video which is a celebration of women everywhere, their strengths and successes captured across various fields and professions. The ladies featured in the video all have a connection at one time or the another with the rapper and were all filmed separately across over 10 cities in the United States.

Davido: Singer celebrates dad on his birthday

Davido takes out time to celebrate his father on his birthday and remembers his late mother too. Davido’s father is a year older today and like every happy child, he is celebrating his father on his special day.The music star took to his Instagram page on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, where he penned down a very cute message to his father with a photo of himself, brothers and their father”Happy birthday Daddy! Your the greatest person I know! If not for you I do know know where we will all be! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO ENLARGE UR COAST! YOUR HEART IS TO RARE  We all learn from you! you so much! From your last born – OBO,” he captioned the photo.  Sadly, today also marks the 15th year since the demise of Davido’s mother and he also had emotional words to describe his late mother “Also on this day March 6 15 years ago I lost my beloved hurts me every day that you are not here to see all that God has done with my life but I know you are watching from heaven..continue to Rest in Peace mama!” he also wrote. ALSO READ: 5 times we have seen the “bromance” between Davido and WizkidEven though it’s been a long time since the demise of Davido’s mum, it is very obvious the superstar misses him, mother, very much.Another celebrity who recently lost her father is the actress, Toyin Aimakhu. The beautiful actress laid her father to rest in Ibadan, Oyo state in an event attended by close friends and family. A visibly sad Toyin was seen crying uncontrollably all through the event and couldn’t hold back despite consolations from family members.

Unusual Empire: #BBNaija’s Alex launches YouTube Channel

Abuja – Alex Asogwa, 3rd Runner-up BBNaija `Double Wahala’’ known for her dancing and writing skills, has launched her YouTube channel “Alex Unusual Empire.’’Alex Asogwa
Alex, 22, who is determined to keep her fans entertained, has also released a teaser on the channel.
In the video, the ex-housemate and Television personality preaches positivity., saying: “Peace and positivity is my priority”
“It is okay to be different… The sun is alone and it still shines. I stand for what I beleive. Life is a journey and I choose not to rush mine.”
“Everyone is special. The world has a lot of people but there is something unique about every single person.
“I accept Alexandra Asogwa especially because she is unusual. There can never be another me.”
`I’m building a house where the floor is made of strength, the walls crafted of ambition, the roof, a masterpiece of forgiveness.
“I am building Alex Unusual Empire.” (NAN)
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Marvel studio releases new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer ahead of April 26th release date

The newly released Avengers: Endgame trailer gives you the feel of how the guys are planning to after Thanos.
Ahead of the April 26th, 2019 official release in cinemas, Marvel Studio has released another trailer for ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, the less than two minutes trailer will keep lovers of the Marvel comics glued to their seats as their super heroes all gear up to after one common enemy.
The new Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.

R Kelly: Music icon accused by brother of raping 14-year-old cousin [Video]

R Kelly’s child molestation accusations gets messier as younger brother says he sexually assaulted their baby cousin. R Kelly’s image as a music icon keeps getting dented as the goes by with accusations and counter-accusations of rape and molestation with the latest alleged victim being his cousin.According to the singer’s brother, Carey Kelly, R Kelly had sexually assaulted their 14-year-old cousin and even got her pregnant in the process. In a recent interview, Carey says R Kelly’s character changed after the death of their mother and Aaliyah by in 2001.“You give people chances to change before you put their business out there before you actually say ‘enough it enough.’ Things happen in people’s lives to the point where you feel like it’s a wake-up call and now they get a chance to right their wrongs,” he said. Carey went on to talk about the time he had a fight with R Kelly because he could no longer condole his character because he kept on going after young girls. Carey in the interview also revealed that he thinks because R Kelly was molested as a child that has played a major role in his target for young girls.”Robert has a control problem. And the only reason why he targets little girls, now that I’m older, I understand. He was molested. I was molested [too], but I didn’t turn out that way. I became a protector of children. I didn’t want kids to go through what I went through…especially my daughters,” Carey said. The last few years have been a roller coaster for R Kelly following the continuous backlash he has gotten over different child molestation cases. Back in March 2018, a similar story where the music icon was accused of grooming a 14-year-old under-aged girl as a ‘Sex pet’ was raised.ALSO READ: R Kelly faces allegation of under aged sex and physical assaultR Kelly accused of grooming a 14-year-old as ‘Sex Pet’ Back in March 2018, R Kelly was accused again for allegedly grooming a 14-year-old underaged girl to become his sex pet. In an interview granted by one of his former girlfriends, Kitti Jones on BBC3, she claims that during the span of her relationship with the singer which began in 2011 and lasted for three years, says she was groomed by him, and forced to have sex with him and others at least 10 times in a “sex dungeon”.”I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words. I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets,” she revealed. This is not the first time Kitti Jones will be coming out to spill a lot about the sexual abuse she and many other women allegedly encountered in the hands of R Kelly. Recall back in September 2017, Kitti said she was physically abused and forced to have sex with other women. She said she first met the singer in 2011 at an after-party following a concert in Dallas, and they both quickly began a texting relationship.

Big Brother Naija: Cee-C gets into a fight with Alex, Teddy A says Bambam...

Cee-C gets into a fight with Alex, Teddy A addresses his relationship with Bambam, Miracle and Nina fight: [Day 38 recap] Have you been following the new season of Big Brother Naija? Here are some important things you probably missed on day 38.Check out a recap of day 38, including social media reactions.Teddy A addresses his relationship with BambamDuring a conversation with Tobi, Cee-C, Leo and Ifu, Teddy A, who has a relationship outside the house, addressed his relationship with Bambam in the house.According to him, his relationship with Bambam doesn’t affect his love for his girlfriend, who he described as his reality.   Between Miracle and NinaMiracle accused Nina of always being angry. In her defence, she says she doesn’t get angry over nothing. She also accused Miracle of not apologising when he’s wrong.Miracle invited Anto to join the conversation as the mediator. Her mediation was more in favour of her strategic partner as she advised Nina to not always be angry.Nina and Miracle went to bed together, but Nina couldn’t accept that Miracle will sleep without uttering ’I’m sorry’. She kept on pestering him in sleep, but he never gave in.        Between Tobi and BiggieWhen Biggie called Tobi for his diary session, the latter didn’t respond. Few minutes later, he said: “Biggie, Hapumaka,” which means “Biggie, leave me alone” in Igbo language. However, later, Tobi told his fellow housemates that Biggie didn’t call him for his diary session, suggesting that he probably didn’t hear Biggie call his name.   Alex and Cee-C get into a fightAlex and Cee-C got into a fight after Alex provoked Cee-C by keeping her legs on her bed, and using her bed sheet to wipe her eye glass.    The treasure huntThis week is about The Heritage Bank Challenge, which is more about decoding clues. For the task, the housemates were sorted into teams as follows:Team Blue: Leo, Lolu, Ifu Ennada and TobiTeam White: Miracle, Teddy A, Nina and BambamTeam Green: Anto, Rico, Cee-C and AlexThey were then sent on a treasure hunt to find clues that denoted to particular objects of their Team colour.Team Green was the first team to successfully get their kit box. Within their kit box lay all the tools that the teams needed to set up their strategy corner.Team blue spent over two hours struggling to complete their treasure hunt.All of this preparation and challenge will result in a House debate where each Housemate will play a role. The teams are expected to snoop and find out what the other teams are doing.The essence of all of this is that in the real business world you need to know what your competitors are doing to enable you to up your game.

Photo Of The Day: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s take off time with Captain TBoss

On our photo of the day, we’ve got Captain TBoss about to take us to our destination. Hey guys, she not just your everyday celebrity but also one of the prettiest ones, Tboss is an epitome of beauty.On our photo of the day, this former Big Brother Naija contestant shows us that she can wear anything and still look sexy. Imagine getting on board a plane and the captain appears looking all dashing like this gorgeous lady, we are sure the guys will keep drooling all through the flight. She has come to stay as one of the fashionistas in the entertainment industry. Controversy or not, TBoss is your best bet when it comes to slaying on any outfit. Guys, we have to give it up for her for making the uniform look sexy and creating a fashion statement out it. During a recent chat with Pulse, TBoss revealed that a lot of people look up to her as their role model. “Apart from the fact that I’m a boss? It could be the fact that there are a lot of people who look up to me, they want to do something, but they are not bold enough because of our society or religion. So, I’m that reason for them to think outside the box – “maybe I can do this,” “maybe I can be me,” “maybe I can have a nose ring.A lot of people look up to as a role model for being brave,” she said.

Fela Kuti: 21 years after the death of Abami Eda, here are 5 unforgettable...

Today August 2 2018, marks 21 years since the death of Fela Anikulapo Kuti and we celebrate the man who has defied the sting of death and forever lives on. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the death of the music legend, Afrobeat creator, and human rights activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.Born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti in 1938 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Fela Kuti grew to live a colourful, controversial, engaging and distinctive lifeThe man who pioneered the genre, Afrobeat was more than a musician and in his time on earth, Fela Anikulapo Kuti changed not just the sound of the music but also the social consciousness of the people.ALSO READ: 10 essential songs by Fela It has been over two decades since Fela Kuti passed away, reportedly of complications from HIV/AIDS on August 2, 1997, yet his legacy permeates through every phase of our lives.He maintains a strong hold on the cultural fabrics of the music scene and a living memory for those he influenced and entertained during his almost 59 years journey on earth.For some Fela was a god, upon whose shrine they gathered to worship; to his audience, he was music himself in human form, for others he was a father and a family man, but collectively, the Abami Eda was a man who gave his voice and life for the people.21 years after, ‘Fela Lives On’ and here are 5 unforgettable moments from a handful of people who were fortunate enough to watch him play and were touched in ways profound and memorable.1. Matthew Ohio recalls his first encounter with FelaCEO of El Carnaval, organisers of the popular music event, Industry Nite, Matthew Ohio describes Fela as the greatest Nigerian musician of all time. ”Its Fela now, he says. Detailing the first encounter he had, ”I was very young, in 1991, my sister was Miss Nigeria back then, there was a festival in Badagry, so they invited her and she brought me along.It was the Badagry Black Music Festival, I was like 10 or 11, we were there all day and one thing was I remember seeing Ras Kimono, Charly Boy.I just remember that the minute we heard that Fela had arrived, the whole atmosphere changed, I can’t explain it, we just heard that he is backstage and everywhere just changed even before he got on stage.And when he got on stage, everyone went wild.Not only because of the music, just the sheer volume of music that Fela puts out, I don’t think anybody has ever put out that amount of music, if you are talking about the artist who has affected a lot of lives through his activism, it is Fela, the only that has ever punched the Government, it is Fela.”2. Donald Duke speaks on his relationship with FelaFormer Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke in a recent interview on Loose Talk Podcast recounts his relationship with the late enigma,”He is quite a remarkable person, quite conflicted too… He was very dictatorial, he managed his establishment like a boot camp, but he was brilliant. Once I was watching him at the shrine and the music was playing – He had incredible ears – everything was OK, but he detected a tune off. So the guy is playing the guitar, he goes there and he starts to tune the guitar as he is playing, then when he gets it right, he gives the guy a bad slap.You go to the shrine, he starts about 12.30/1am and he is playing and five hours have gone, you think its maybe one or two hours, then you hear C.C.P, Custom Check Point, (humming a tune), you look up, its daybreak, and you think you have only spent an hour and a half. You are totally mesmerized, then they tell you ”short break”, which means its over.The point is the man introduced an entirely new genre of music (Afrobeat), and it is being studied today in Universities across the world.”3. Words from his former manager, Rikki Stein Rikki Stein was Fela’s manager for 15 years, the British music executive and CEO of Kalakuta Sunrise Limited Knitting Factory Records, handled Fela’s businesses from 1983 till the music icon’s death in 1997.In an interview with Pulse, Stein details his first encounter with Fela Kuti in London, and how they were brought together via chance.  “I met Fela first in the back of a Mercedes van, on the M4 Motorway in the UK, lying in the heap of African dancers on our way back from a show. Somebody put on a cassette, and it was sorrow, tears and blood. I had never heard Fela before.”“I went away and did some research, and I found out some more. Then I met somebody, who knew one of the people that were working with him when he was in London on tour…“So I put together a proposal because I wanted Fela to join my board of advisers, and also to come to play at the festival… It was in the winter, and I had a hat, a coat and a scarf, and I knocked on the door, and he said ‘come in’.“…The room was filled with pretty girls… And I sat down next to him, I gave him this proposal and he was leafing through the thing, and I was talking into his ear. I can’t remember what I said, but I said something, he spun around and looked at me, and we both started laughing, and we just became friends in that instant.”4. Paul Mccartney of The Beatle recalls his experience in Lagos ”The first thing that happened to me when I got to Lagos, I was accused of singing the black man’s music and now coming to steal the black man’s music, so I asked who this black man was and they said Fela…Fela invited me to the Afrikan Shrine and I had this fantastic evening, It was a wild experience, and there was this one song he played, I remember he played ‘Shakara Woman’, but he also played this song (Why Black Man Dey Suffer), that is my favorite Fela song… The atmosphere was very intense, when the music broke I ended up crying.” 5. Lemi Gharioku, the man behind the art covers Lemi Ghariokwu designed 26 album covers for Femi Kuti, and he looks back on how he first met the Abami Eda in an interview with CNN.”I did the portrait [a portrait of Fela] and lo and behold he took me to Fela just like that,” says Ghariokwu, “When he saw the portrait, Fela said, ‘wow, God damn it’.It was the first time I heard these words. Fela loved the portrait so much and wrote me a cheque for N120, I used to earn N30 for my portrait work, but I rejected it. I said ‘I don’t want money, I give you the work from the bottom of my heart.He was very surprised so he tore up the cheque, took a sheet of paper and wrote ‘please admit bearer to any show free of charge, that was my ticket to Kalakuta; that was the beginning”, he concludes.21 years after, he still has death in his pouch and continues to live through his music.