Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pageant Organisers Fight Beauty Queen Over $100,000 Crown

Her brief reign might be over, but Myanmar's first ever beauty queen has refused to give back her $100,000 (£60,300) crown after being dethroned. May Myat Noe was only crowned Miss Asia Pacific 2014 three months ago, but was stripped of her title last week after being labelled a liar and a thief by South Korean pageant organisers.

In an emotional press conference, Ms May denied been a liar and a thief. She told reporters she was forced to lie about her age and the organisers had demanded that she have a head-to-toe plastic surgery.

Photos: Dramatic Moment Desperate Ebola Escapee Dragged Back Into Quarantine Truck

                                            Health workers forcing the man into the waiting truck
A footage online today shows the moment an Ebola patient who escapes quarantine in search of food is forced into the back of a truck after being recaptured. The footage broadcast by Sky News, was captured in Liberia, which is currently in the grip of an Ebola epidemic.

According to reports, he had reportedly escaped from doctors at a local hospital ( who have been turning Ebola sufferers away due to overcrowding) before running into a local market to look for food.

Health workers traced him and persuaded him to get into the truck they brought, but he refused and tried to escape once again before they forced him into the waiting truck. Ebola has claimed the lives of so many people in Liberia. Two more photos after the cut.

Miracle At Sea As 25 Survive Marine Copter Crash

The Facebook page of the USS Mesa Verde was filled with dozens of well-wishes and thanks to God messages this morning, Tuesday, 2nd of September, 2014 a day after 25 Marines and U.S. Navy sailors survived the crash of a Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter as it tried to land on the amphibious transport dock in the open sea.

Seventeen Marines and eight Navy sailors were aboard the 16-ton Super Stallion copter. It fell into the Gulf of Aden as it was taking troops back to the Mesa Verde after a training exercise in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.The crash was not related to any hostile activity, the Navy said. Meanwhile both Marine and Navy officials are investigating what could have caused the crash.

Photos: Ushbebe Gets First Endorsement Deal

Comedian and On Air Personality, Justice Nuagbe popularly known as Ushbebe is a happy man at the moment. Ushbebe according to sources just signed a one year endorsement deal with a Real Estate firm known as TCV in Lagos.

Ushbebe who signed the endorsement deal this week has always been smiling to work (NaijaFm 102.3) according to a very close source. We sure wish him all the best and say big congrats to him. More photos after the cut.

Atiku Abubakar To Declare Presidential Ambition September 24

Barring any last minute change of mind, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will on September 24, 2014 formally declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Premium Times reports.

When he finally declares his intention, it would be the fourth time the former vice president has shown interest in the nation’s highest office. The presidential election holds February 14, 2015.

The Genevieve Run/Walk/Cycle For Breast Cancer

Genevieve PinkBall Foundation(GPF) is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to increasing Breast Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment in Nigeria.

GPF envisions a Nigerian society where “All Women” are knowledgeable about Breast Cancer and most importantly have access to Breast Cancer Screening, Counselling and Treatment.

Photos: Alaafin Of Oyo Celebrates 76th Birthday In London

The Alaafin of Oyo Kingdom, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi on Sunday, 31st of August, 2014 celebrated his 76th birthday in London with his four beautiful wives. A photo of them at the airport last weekend while leaving the country created some buzz on the internet as many wondered how they have managed to live together. More photos from the party after the cut. 

Nollywood Actress Dayo Amusa Shares Old Photo Of Self

 She shared the photo with the caption Patience.

Don’t Let Your Numerous Followers Down! An Open Letter To Anita Oyakhilome

Our dear Anita: I am addressing this letter to you because I know that it is you who will hold the key to triumph over the challenges that have recently raised their ugly heads in your family and in your ministry. I am convinced that even if you don’t read this letter directly from me, some of the numerous members of Christ Embassy across the globe could read it and draw your attention to the words of an old man who is pretty much in the same calling as you and your husband are. I am writing this from my home: The Vicarage, St. Matthew’s Church of England, Stratford, E15 4JX, where my wife, Christy is the Vicar, and the co-ordinating Chaplain of Westfield, Stratford City.

Banky W Would Have Dated Niyola If Not For Rapper Freestyle!

So Rapper Freestyle spoilt the show? SMH. Banky W while on Rubbin' Minds last Sunday, confessed that he would have dated his now label mate, Niyola back then when he first relocated back to the country, if not for her on and off relationship. Niyola dated rapper freestyle for quite a while, but leaves each time he misbehaves, but somehow always finding herself back to him, before they finally call it quit years back. Hear Banky;

'I had a crush on Niyola at one point. When I first came into the country, she was one of the first people I met and I thought she was really beautiful and she could sing and her voice is amazing but at that time she was in an on and off relationship so we just became really good friends so much right now she’s like my little sister and on my label. I did have a crush on her'.

Hmm, may God not let any man pour sand sand for our garri o. Imagine if they had been dating right from day one...may be by now dem for don born sef...smh, lol.

Olusegun Obasanjo’s 2nd Cousin Pregnant At 64

Kikelomo Ajibose Anubi, the second cousin of former president Olusegun Obasanjo is pregnant at 64. Mrs Anubi who says there’s nothing she hadn’t tried to get pregnant in her 28years old marriage says she’s glad God has finally done it for her the natural way.

Interestingly, Mrs Anubi attends late Prophet Ajanaku’s church. According to her, she had met the prophet few months before his death. He prayed for her and asked her to go home, and that was it. Even though he had died, Mrs Anubi still went back to the church to give the testimony of what God had done for her though the prophet. A reporter who attended that particular church service, met with her shortly after given her testimony and had to ask her again, if she was saying the truth. Her words;

“I am pregnant and permit me to tell you that by next year when I have my baby, I will be 65. I have being married for 28 years. It may amaze you that I got pregnant in a natural way. I didn’t do IVF”. When asked if she is truly to former President Obasanjo, her words were “He is my uncle and somebody I respect so much. My mum is his elder sister and if you look at my face, you will see the semblance. I am his second cousin. I am also from Owu.”

Nigerian Bigshot Might Be Killed By Insurgents- TB Joshua…Sends Warning Notes To America, Poland

Prophet TB Joshua on Sunday, 31st of August, 2014 sounded a warning notice to Nigerian politicians, American president, European nation of Poland and also foreseeing another plane crash near Ukraine.

“Last time, I said we should pray for Nigerian ‘bigshots’ because I am seeing these people begin to target them,” he said. Reminding people of the message he had said in May that Boko Haram insurgents will start targeting the political class.

He immediately called for prayers against the impending attack of the political bigshot, stating that they only want to use it to cause political crisis.

Orijin Parties Through Abuja And Aba In A Weekend Of Fun... Burna Boy & Phyno Guest Stars

It was definitely a night to remember as Abuja and Aba consumers of Orijin experienced what I like to call another Orijinal party with Burna Boy and Phyno as guest artistes.

Burna boy was live in Abuja to a massive turnout of Abuja party seekers at the Cubana Nightclub where the Don himself showed Abuja how to rock a party, Orijin style as he reeled out his old and new tunes to Orijinal Abuja consumers.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Zeb Ejiro Talks About The Challenges Of Nollywood! Slams Actresses For Dating Politicians

Zeb Ejiro in an interview with YES! International Magazine has slammed actresses who think they are bigger than Nollywood just because they are dating politicians. He also spoke about why Nollywood has not moved forward more than the way it is now.

As one of the pioneers of Nollywood, what would you say is the greatest challenge facing it?

You know that Nollywood is not what it used to be in those days. In those days, people can put some few thousands together and make a movie. Today, if you want to make a blockburster, you have to be armed with nothing less than N10 million/N15 million. And this money is not something that you can get by the asking; it’s something that you need huge investors.

Sometimes I feel sorry for the Nigerian banks, because they are not doing enough to invest in Nollywood. What they are doing, they will regret it at the end of the day, because what DSTV did to the like of NTA, Silverbird and co, that’s exactly what they are going to do to them. Because what DSTV is doing, what Africa Magic is doing today, that same proposal we gave to NTA so many years ago. They didn’t bother, because they looked at the movies as who is gonna watch them outside Nigeria. But DSTV came and today, Africa Magic is the most watched channel.

Photo: Yoruba Actress Ronke Odusanya Is Engaged

Ronke Odusanya is engaged. The actress who was spotted wearing a diamond engagement ring at a recent function confirmed to a reporter that she is truly off the market.  We wish her all the best.

Biggest Shopping Experience Unveiled In Lagos

Well I must say the expectation was worth it! Yesterday, Verve, Africa’s foremost payment card unveiled its 3 month campaign, Shop Small & Win Big, lauded as the biggest shopping experience ever in Lagos.

The campaign, which was preceded by a viral social media campaign engaging thousands of excited Nigerians online with its hashtag GuessWhosComingToYourHood, was flagged off in Lagos at the Verve International headquarters with brand officials, media and guests present.

Photos: Couples At Being Mrs Elliott Movie Premiere

That's Omoni Oboli and her husband, Nnamdi Oboli at her movie premiere on Saturday at Silverbird galleria. Toyin Aimakhu- Johnson and her husband Niyi were also there. Ayo Makun (Ay comedian) walked in stylishly with his wife Mabel, while Ik Ogbonna attended with his date. See the rest of the photos after the cut.

Photo: Okoye Brothers At BeatFm

The Okoye brothers stopped by this morning at BeatFm for a quick interview. Good to see the brothers together again.

Monday Motivation: Who Do Reople Say You Are? By Sydney Ugbeda

When you come in contact with people, you are being judged. Whether you are having a discussion with someone for the first time or you are before an interview panel. People tend to form a perception of you and most times they go as for as judging your character and competence.

So I ask again, who do people say you are? I don't want to hear you say: I think people say i am good and competent person. The moment you are not sure of the answer to my question, then your brand is at the mercy of other people.

The First Time I Had S*x Was Embarrassing + I Want Tonto Dikeh To Start A Reality Show

Former BBA winner, Uti Nwachukwu has revealed that the first time he made love with a woman was embarrassing. He says it was so messy that the girl had to ask him if he knew what to actually do, lmao. He also spoke about Tonto Dikeh’s generosity and good heart, and says he will be advising her to start a reality show. His words;

When was the first time you had s*x?

I was 15 when I had s*x. I remember very clearly because what you watch on TV is different from the real practical. It was a disaster. The lady just kept looking at me, asking; “Are you sure you know what to do?” and I was so embarrassed but the second time was much better.