Monday, 1 September 2014
The NEA Awards 2014 Edition just concluded in New York, New York, and we have the winners from the night along with some of the first pictures that have surfaced online from the event. The event, hosted by Bovi and Funke Akindele, saw the likes of Tiwa Savage grab multiple awards including Best Pop/RnB artist of the year, and Female artist of the year. Other winners include, Olamide, Patoranking, Ortise Femi and more. Notable names in attendance include Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Praiz, Gbemi O, Derenle. Best Album of the Year :Baddest Boy Ever Liveth – Olamide Best New act of the Year :Patoranking Indigenous Artist of the Year :Oritse Femi Best Pop/R&B artist of the Year :Tiwa Savage Male Artist of the Year: Davido WINNER Best Female Artist of the year:Tiwa Savage Music Producer of the Year :Del B Best Collaboration :Gallardo – Runtown ft Davido Most Promising Act to Watch: Ayo Jay Diaspora Artist of the Year :L.A.X WINNER African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian) :Shatta Wale WINNER Entertainment Personality Of The Year: Derenle Edun Radio Personality: Yaw of Wazobia World DJ :DJ Spinall Best Supporting Actor :Yomi Fash-Lanso (Omo Elemosho)
THE TRUTH with Olisa will feature perfect and sincerity refined sit down with celebrities across the globe. The media worldwide has always been a victim of half truth and stories to suit celebrities or personalities involved. THE TRUTH with Olisa has to do with nothing but THE TRUTH from celebrities. Watch the maiden edition of THE TRUTH, featuring a mind blowing intimate interview with Wizkid and all subjects relating to his new music projects, women issues, his relationship with EME, social media trolls and his supposed beef with Davido. "That situation was just so funny to me because we were all on the same flight. I got back, I was really tweeting about my show. I was talking about myself. I had a show in New York before that, that was like a year ago, or two years ago, it was sold out, sound was bad, venue we used was crazy....it was f**ked up. I land for airport nah, I was going to my hotel, drove through the venue, I saw my name in lights, and I saw my venue and I was like "Wow! This is me?" Came down, took a picture , posted it - I do proper shows, proper venues. People started catching feelings" Continue..."Everyone should be mad at that. If that was the case, then everyone like Iyanya, everyone that has done shows in the US should say something. "When I saw that, it was funny. It was all just play. I no get time abeg. I do proper shows. So if you get mad at that, that means, why you mad? You don't do proper shows, proper venues? Why are you mad? I wasn't talking about nobody. I was promoting my show. I feel like if I'm doing something for myself, happy about my success and you are hating at my success, I don' know what to say to you. Should I consider you as a friend or foe? I don't know" When Olisa asked him if he would consider Davido as a friend, Wizkid said... "Me I'm cool with everybody. I'm easy with everyone. If you don't come at me, I won't come at you. If you pray for me, I pray for you. If you swear for me, I go swear make God punish you! " I have a 3 year old son. I have more important issues to deal with in my life. I have real life problems. I'm not into no beefs. I'm just trying to survive. Live my life!
Sunday, 31 August 2014
According to former vice president Atiku Abubakar, 15 of the Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram abductors have been been admitted into the American University of Nigeria Academy in Yola, Adamawa state on a scholarship.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Dakore Akande had been selected as the brand ambassadors for Pampers Nigeria. This week, the screen divas were at the Distributors and National Sales Rep event for Pampers. Omotola who just returned from a family vacation in South Africa looked lovely in a fitted blue peplum dress with a shoulder bow from stylist Ezinne Chinkata’s Zinkata store while Dakore looked pretty in a purple embellished Virgos Lounge dress.
American Ebola experimental serum ZMapp,is going to be tested in Nigeria. Ebola is a disease that was brought into Nigeria by Patrick Sawyerr. Ebola can be prevented by washing our hands with soap as regular as possible. We can also use sanitizers to sanitize our hands after contact with another person. We LCB(LawalsCornerBloggers)urge parents to ensure their children wash their hands as soon as possible because a disease like Ebola can easily be transmitted through kids. Kids are very playful as we all know.They touch people carelessly.Please parents ensure your children wash their hands regularly.You can give your child a bottle of sanitizer so as to use after body contact.
The new issue of Upscale Magazine features German-Ghanaian actor Boris Kodjoe on the cover. Boris who grew up in Germany talks about the hurdles he overcame learning English and entering the American entertainment industry. “If I started worrying about how people perceive me, I would be mad about people not realizing that I couldn’t even speak English when I first came here. People always give so much props to English actors that do an American accent convincingly. I had to learn how to walk and talk and move around so I could be accepted as somebody who plays African-American roles. There’s not one other German actor who has established himself as playing American characters. I’m proud of that. I use it as encouragement to myself that I don’t have to put limitations on where I wanna go.”
What a lucky man. Imagine the President of the United States, the First Lady and their kids attending your wedding. Yesterday August 30th, president Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters, Sasha and Malia flew from Washington to New York to attend the wedding of the White House assistant chef and their longtime family chef and close friend, Sam Kass (top right), who married MSNBC host Alex Wagner (bottom right). Kass began cooking for the Obamas when they lived in Chicago before Obama became president, and in 2009 they persuaded him to come to the White House. Obama even attended Sam's bachelor party last week. See photos of their arrival in NY after the cut.
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, is revealing more information he alleges to be true. Yesterday, BN brought you the news that Davis, who spent four months negotiating with Boko Haram on behalf of the Nigerian government to free the over 200 abducted Chibok school girls, stated that prominent Nigerian politicians are “primary sponsors” of Boko Haram. In another interview, he tells The Cable that Boko Haram insurgents informed him that a senior CBN official was involved in funding their terrorism activities. According to him, the official currently works in the currency operations division of the bank, and is the one handling the transactions. Speaking on why Western countries have been unable to trace Boko Haram’s source of funding, he says funding is done through “…a legal channel, through the gatekeeper – the CBN, and that makes it very easy to cover up.” Some more excerpts from the interview: One of the biggest of suppliers of arms and military uniforms to the JAS (Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, better known as Boko Haram) currently lives in Cairo, Egypt. He is the recipient of money sent by political sponsors from Nigeria. The funds go through the CBN’s financial system and appear to be a legal transaction. Meanwhile, the CBN official who handles the funding is an uncle to three of those arrested in connection with the Nyanya bombings. The three boys lived with him. They were arrested by the SSS (Department of State Security) after the bombings but they do not seem to have been interrogated about their uncle in CBN. Or if they have given up information about their uncle then the SSS has not moved against him.
Monday, 22 July 2013
It was indeed a shocker when in the early hours of Monday, July 15, 2013 it was widely reported that actress Funke Akindele and her husband Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede are no longer together.What started on blogs and social media soon spread to national newspapers. Akindele remained silent for days, and many fans hoped this was yet another "wicked" rumour. But to the disappointment of her fans, the actress emerged in the evening of Friday July 19 to confirm she's actually separated from her husband of one year. Nigeria’s most talked-about wedding of 2012 is over. Gone, in one year, and on record as one of the country’s shortest celeb marriages ever. Below is what NET investigations revealed on how the estranged couple’s problems started: It started few months ago and got to its peak only a few weeks before the Facebook announcement by Oloyede. While Funke Akindele was trying to achieve a quiet separation and eventual divorce with little or no public coverage, hubby Oloyede took to social media to broadcast the break-up. He wrote, ‘It’s with heavy heart that am announcing the separation of me and ma wife Mrs olufunke akindele, we’ve both agreed to go our separate ways coz of irreconcilable differences. we still best of friends nd we 4ever remain gud friends. Am doing just fine, gettn along without u, don’t need u anymore in ma life. u d greatest mistake av made in recent time.’ Funke’s decision to marry the real estate businessman in 2012, was severely criticised by her fans and the media who wondered why she should get involved in polygamy. She rebuffed critics and went on to have one of the most glamourous weddings of last year on May 26, 2012, leaving days later for a honeymoon in the UK. Months after the wedding, Mr Oloyede was reported to have impregnated a certain lady, Modinat Nike Dada. The couple did all they could to cover up the mess, but it was out in the open. Apart from Modinat, there was the eldest wife, Fadekemi, who felt betrayed by Kehinde’s marriage to Funke. Sources maintained that Fadekemi and Modinat neither supported Funke’s marriage to Kehinde and even though he went ahead to marry her, they firmly objected the union. NET gathered that there were issues from Funke’s family too, especially from her immediate family. But the lovers went ahead, against all odds. And it seemed to all that they had both found happiness in one another. What went wrong? It is no more speculation that the marriage, which was contracted on Saturday May 26, 2012, has entered into serious troubled waters. With more angles now coming out, including allegations ‘Almaroof, the man who stole Funke’s heart last year, swept her off her feet and landed her in the altar, has become a serial baby daddy, keeping a string of affairs, and even returning to the women he had prior to the celebrity wedding with Funke Akindele, it was only a matter of time before it was all out in the air. Just like actress Mercy Johnson, who had a big pre-wedding scandal on her hands after the wife of the man she was to marry stepped out and tried to stop the wedding, Funke also had disgruntled wives to contend with. There were many fans, friends and colleagues too, who felt she did not need to settle with an already married man; with the attendant drama and chaos. But, as it is in the things of love, just like Mercy, Funke went ahead to tie the knot in what was unarguably, the most expensive, most glamorous celebrity wedding of 2012. "Everyone close to them knows the thing is not working and Funke is very unhappy. People have been advising her. She has just been busy shooting and trying to occupy herself. They have not even lived together since, but they are not divorced, and it is not like it is officially officially over. Couples separate and come back together. Even some divorced couples still settle. So why are people talking as if this is final?"one friend told NET, over the weekend, insisting ‘people should mind their business or pray for the couple’ She was happy beyond limits on her wedding day. And the days to come were full of bliss. So were did it all go wrong? Or was it a facade all along? Why the marriage failed Prior to their high society wedding, it was widely reported that Kehinde had several children from different women, a fact that was no mystery to Funke. It was reported that he was married to two of the women, an allegation that the ‘Jenifa’ star denied in an interview with a publication. She boasted, ‘I can tell you authoritatively that my husband is not married to anyone else. Yes, he has beautiful children, who are not mine and we have a cordial relationship, which dates back to even before we got married.’ But insiders have told NET that the actress would later shockingly find many surprises along the way; even as husband and wife started to discover there were so many things different about each of them. ‘You know when you are in a relationship, it is always a different thing from when you are in a marriage. Funke and Kenny have always had problems but they have managed to conceal it from the public. I don’t know if they have truly separated, but the marriage was becoming shakier by the day’, a confidant who did not want to be named told us. For months there had been concerns that Funke’s husband was rarely seen around her at most events she honoured. Mr Oloyede’s photos are nowhere to be found on Funke’s Instagram page where she’s very active. It was also widely speculated by observers that the marriage, right from the inception, seemed like it was destined to fail because of all the controversies that surrounded it. From Kehinde’s many wives to many children, and of course alleged strings of affairs, many opined it was surely going to hit the rocks sooner or later. Moreover, for some reason, the couple allegedly chose to live apart, an action which, sources say, did not help their bonding. If Funke no longer trusted her husband, then she was not alone. Many say it is possible Almaroof became suspicious of Funke, a very busy woman, especially with her endorsement galore and frequent trips. But, unlike Almaroof, it is not certain if there were confirmed instances of infidelity on Funke’s part. "He can never say he caught her with any man, or that she cheated’, one Funke friend told us. Many others refused to comment on what is, understandably, a sensitive issue. Whose mistake; Funke’s or Kehinde’s? In his Facebook message which announce to the world the crack in their marriage, Kehinde refered to Funke as the greatest mistake he has made in recent times. ’Am doing just fine, gettn along without u, don’t need u anymore in ma life. u d greatest mistake av made in recent time’, he wrote. This assertion leaves one thinking - who made a mistake? Was it Kehinde or Funke? Funke had everything going for her, a budding career and a growing list of endorsement. Many believe her first mistake was getting involved with a man who was already married, and was rumoured to have an unquenchable thirst for women. Her second mistake, according to NET findings, was assuming that once she and Kehinde were married, that the man would only have eyes for her. If for some reason, she thought she could change the man, then that was her third mistake. But it is apparent Almoroof has his many goofs too, and as one pundit put it ‘they will begin to emerge in no time. All the possible misdemeanour that could make a man say his wife is the greatest mistake he’s ever made. He’ll begin to speak soon. Only a matter of time’. Will Funke marry again? Many celebs that have been unfortunate to be involved breakups usually end up remaining single or just starting another relationship that may not necessarily lead to marriage. There are, however, others, who keep hopping from one marriage to another. Funke in her case has a budding career to bother about, even though at 36, age is no longer on her side. A bonafide Nollywood millionaire, will she go on to become a single mom while continuing to build her brand? Or will she give in to love again and give marriage another try? The man Almaroof Oloyede Before Funke Akindele’s path crossed with Almaroof Oloyede in 2008, the businessman and politician’s fame was only known in the Oshodi axis of Lagos State where he is actively involved in party politics. Popularly known as Kenny Doo, he is the son of Alhaja Almaroof, who at present is the Iya Oloja of Oshodi market, as well as a woman leader in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Almaroof is highly into real estate. He once contested for the position of Local Government Chairman and membership of the House of Representatives in two different elections on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He later became the Special Assistant to former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe. After serving out his appointment, he returned to Lagos to focus on his property business. Funke’s private world Since the reports filtered into the media, Funke, has been inundated with calls from family, friends and colleagues, including politicians, pastors and Imams. And the messages are a mixture of consolation, counseling, and attempts at reconciliation. NET gathered the actress shooting in Enugu when the news broke. She has since returned to her Ikeja, Lagos home to the support of her family. One of the most influential faces in Nollywood, Funke Akindele shot to national fame following the success of her movie 2008 Jenifa. She has since joined the millionaires’ club, settling down to fame and fortune, years after entering the industry through the popular TV series ‘I Need to Know‘ sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund.. In 2009 she won the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’. Many of her movies, ‘Omo Ghetto’ parts 1 & 2, ‘Ojo Ketala‘ and ‘The Return of Jenifa‘ have become blockbusters grossing millions of Naira in returns. And, in spite of controversies surrounding her rumoured romance with Femi Adebayo who was also married, her image remained mostly neat and clean, until the drama that came with her wedding to Almaroof. Timeline of love gone sour 2008- Funke and Kehinde meet on a movie set where Kehinde had come to visit a friend. 2011- The pair remained friends until Kehinde officially asked to date the actress. February, 2012- Kehinde proposes to Funke March, 2012- NET reported the first official outing as a pair as they were spotted at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos for the May D hosted Industry Nite event. May 26, 2012- The widely celebrated 3-part wedding between Funke and Kehinde took place at the Haven Event Centre, Ikeja, attended by a host of celebs and entertainers. May 30, 2012- The newly weds flew to the UK where they enjoyed their honeymoon. June 22, 2012- Funke accompanied by Kehinde was at the University of Ibadan where she was given an award of recognition for being a positive role models for Nigerian youths. July 22, 2012- Funke made her first major public appearance (although without her husband) since her wedding at Davido’s ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ album launch concert at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. August 24, 2012- Funke celebrates her 35th birthday with a small reception for friends, colleagues and of course husband, Kehinde who later whisked the actress to an undisclosed location where the celebration climaxed. October, 2012- A woman, Modinat Nike Dada is reported to be pregnant for Funke’s husband, Kehinde. November, 2012- A popular soft-sell publication reports that Funke has had a miscarriage from a 4 months pregnancy, the actress denies report. July 15, 2013- Kehinde Almaroof announces on Facebook that the one year old marriage is over. July 16, 2013- Funke’s publicist, Ayo Ola-Mohammed denies telling a blogger, Linda Ikeji, that Funke’s marriage is over. July 17, 2013- In a widely circulated text message, Funke denies the break-up stories, claiming her ‘marriage is intact.’ July 19, 2013- Funke eventually speaks through her publicist, admitting that the marriage is finally over.
One of 2Face Idibia's babymamas, Sunmbo Ajaba secretly got married today to her church pastor - her General Overseer, Pastor Tunde Adeoye of Royalty Christian Centre, Lagos. The SECRET wedding ceremony was only graced by a few people friends - church members were not allowed to attend the wedding.
Sunday, 21 July 2013
. Husband Says Marrying Her Was a Mistake The fears that many marriages involving Nollywood actors and actresses run into troubled waters within a short time have again become the subject of discussions in many places. Many are still wondering if failed marriages have not become part and parcel of Nollywood. Events in the last two days point in the direction that the marriage contracted between Funke “Jenifa” Akindele and Kehinde “Almaroof” Oloyede on May 28, 2012 has the rocks. Many were shocked to read a post on Funke’s husband’s Facebook wall early on Monday that read “it is with heavy heart that I am announcing the separation of me and ma wife, Mrs Olufunke Akindele. we’ve both agreed to go our separate ways coz of irreconcilable differences. we still best of friends nd we 4ever remain good friends.” Though the post has been deleted, it became a news item within a matter of minutes. While many tried unsuccessfully to reach either of the two partners involved, Oloyede added another post which read “Am doing just fine getting along without u, don’t need u anymore in ma life. u d greatest mistake av made in recent time.” The separation has since been confirmed by Funke’s publicist who disclosed that the couple have had some issues in the past and that the actress had planned to make it a quiet affair before it became a Facebook matter. Funke’s case brings to mind the many divorces and separations in Nigeria’s movie industry. About three months ago, Solomon Akiyesi’s wife stormed the venue as the actor was about to be joined to another woman. It became an ugly scene, the type that would fetch a movie producer cool money. Years ago also, Segun Arinze and his actress wife, Anne decided to part ways. Same for Saidi and Fathia Balogun whose separation made headlines. Kate Henshaw, Doris Simeon, Ayo Adesanya, Shan George, Eucharia Anunobi, Sandra Achums and Monalisa Chinda are some of the actresses that have had to endure the pains of separation. Even Foluke Daramola did before she found love again recently.
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has released a statement confirming her separation from her husband of one year, Alhaji Kehinde Oloyede. The couple who married last year were said to have been facing challenges in their marriage which they had for long been working at solving but it appears the centre can no longer hold. There have been rumours of separation in the past few days with conflicting reports been circulated about their relationship. Read press statement from Funke Akindele's publicist below: Dear Friends, On behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consideration, she's now separated from Mr. Kehinde Oloyede as his wife. She hereby urges her fans and all concerned to pray and wish her the best as she moves on in her career. Kindly note that this is the first and only official statement from Funke Akindele on the matter and will be glad if her wish is respected. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Ayo Ola- Muhammed, Principal Consultant NEECEE Entertainment.
The marriage of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2008, Adaeze Igwe and Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is at the moment experiencing some turbulence, this your darling magazine National Enquirer can exclusively reveal. The love birds who got married in a hush manner, barely three months after meeting in December 2009 are said to be patching things so as not to caught the attention of the press and public in general. According to impeccable sources close to the Yobos, the reason for the squabbles is highly connected to Adaeze’s mother, Mrs. Abigail Igwe now Fashanu after she married the former Footballer turned business man in 2011. Joseph Yobo and Adaeze’s mum our grapevine revealed became sworn enemies when the Fernabarche of Turkey skipper got wind of her plans to crash his marriage. It was reliably revealed that the woman who’s married to her third husband with Adaeze and her younger sister from different men, allegedly controls the marriage to the extent of advising her daughter against getting pregnant for Yobo even after Joey, their son is almost three. The reason she gave her daughter, we further learnt is because she needed to get back into her sexy shape just in case things no longer work out between her and her Plateau born hubby and might require her re-marrying. She was also alleged to have instigated Adaeze’s hush return to school barely a year after her marriage as the ex-model is presently furthering her studies in far away Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, USA, where she is reading Communication while her husband and son are in Turkey. The goal hunter who used to play for Everton of England before making a switch to Turkish side Fernabarche also allegedly found out that Mrs. Fashanu could have a hand in Adaeze’s frequent request of money for irrelevant things as she’s said to have developed an unexplainable interest for frequent shopping. The last straw that broke the camel’s back, our source revealed was when Adaeze’s mother’s visit was becoming too frequent in the Yobo’s Turkish home as she would storm their apartment unannounced and always interfere in every little argument that ensue between the growing couple. This we learnt eventually led to her ban, as Yobo officially informed her to stop coming to their home as her interference is doing their marriage no good. Adaeze’s mum was also not invited for Joey’s 2nd birthday party which held in their home in Turkey and insiders dispensed that Adaeze has been asked to choose between her mum and her home as she’s not needed in their home for now nor invited to any of their parties.