Sunday, May 26, 2019

I smile a lot and look better since the birth of my daughter – Patoranking

Singer, Patoranking’s second studio album, Wilmer, was released during the week and it has been generating some buzz. In a recent chat, the artiste told Sunday Scoop about the process of making the album. He said, “It was an awesome and beautiful process making this album.

The creative process wasn’t strenuous. The vibe and energy was just wonderful, and I cannot even explain it. It took me two years to put this beautiful piece together. My daughter is a blessing to me. Even though she came one and a half years into the album’s production process, everything has been beautiful and I’m so happy about everything. This album is different from God Over Everything because there is a transition from a boy to a man. My sound, and writing skills have changed. The most important thing is that I am happy.”

On what his daughter’s presence in his life has changed, he said, “It has changed a lot. From the moment she came, it has been one blessing or the other. I smile a lot and look better since she came into my life. It’s a beautiful feeling, and I cannot even begin to explain it. I am sure you can relate.”

I cried when I was called the cheapest actress -Iya Rainbow

Veteran actress, Idowu Phillips, aka Mama Rainbow, speaks with Tofarati Ige about her career, foundation, family and other issues

What is the name of your foundation and when was it started?

It is called the Mama Rainbow Foundation. It started over 15 years ago and we have been assisted by God and some people. For this year, we want to hold our annual event in a way that everyone would know about it. It will take place on Children’s Day in my house at Ojodu Berger, Lagos. In the past, whenever we called some people for our programmes, they weren’t aware of our activities. But now, we want everyone to know about us so that whenever we call widows and other people, they can attend our events.

I returned from US to do business, not acting- Ninalowo

Suave actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, has made a name for himself in the industry. However, he told Sunday Scoop that when he returned to Nigeria from his base in the United States some years ago, his intention was to become a businessman.

He said, “I actually came back to Nigeria to do business. But I realised that I needed to be someone to reckon with first. So, I put aside my entrepreneurial side and focused on my entertainment career, hoping that when I made it big, I would use my celebrity status to push the business. Even now, I tell people that I am not an actor, but I’m in the business of acting.

Success in Nigeria is largely about who you know. Many people have great ideas in this country but if they don’t have solid backing, they would find themselves going nowhere. A lot of people go into entertainment in Nigeria not because they are talented, but because they are looking for a way out. When I first started my music business in Nigeria, I was defrauded because I didn’t understand how the country worked then.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Nigerians offer prisoner freed by Kim Kardashian a job

One of the prisoners Kim Kardashian helped free is now in global demand! Job offers are pouring in everyday according to him.

The freed inmate, Paul Algarin, tells TMZ he's been getting hit up by people all over the world, including our dear country, Nigeria, the UK and beyond. They want to team up with him in fashion. Among the offers are -- modeling and work in a tattoo parlor.

Paul's also been approached to help with prison reform. He benefited immensely after writing a letter to Kim after learning about her prison reform work. To his surprise, she responded and he was freed April 19 ... after serving 7 years at Central Prison in North Carolina.



Peter Okoye threatens to sue Paul’s Angola promoter for using his photo to promote a show

Peter Okoye of defunct Psquare has promised to sue his brother’s Angola show promoter for allegedly using his picture alongside that of his brother to promote their Angola show. According to Peter, they had to use his picture so their show could sell. He then promised the promoter, he would hear from his lawyer soon.

Student Killed As School Building Collapse In Ondo

The partial building collapse is said to have happened at about noon on Friday, during school hours.

The deceased, 14-year-old JSS 3 student is the only victim of the incident, some of the blocks that fell from the building were said to have landed on her head.

An eyewitness who confirmed the collapse said the girl was taken to the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in the town for medical attention.

A good Samaritan who lives in the neighborhood helped to rush the student to the hospital.

Customs seize nine vehicles worth N162m

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone C, Owerri, Imo State, on Friday said it seized nine exotic cars worth N162.1m between March and May, 2019.

The impounded vehicles included five 4matic Mercedes Benz cars, a Toyota Hilux, and four other vehicles.

The Customs Area Comptroller, Kayode Olusemire, stated that the 2010 4matic Mercedes Benz (GLK 350) was worth N7.3m while the 2017 Toyota Hilux was valued at N24.3m

He said, “The duty paid values of the 2013 model of the Mercedes Benz ML350 is N15.5m. The 2015 model of Ford Edge is worth N14.5m while the 2013 model of Range Rover (Evoque) is N14.8m. The 2011 4matic Mercedes Benz (E 350) is valued at N8.5m while the 2010 Toyota Venza is N5.5m.

Yoga instructor missing for two weeks found by rescue crews waving from a stream

The 35-year-old yoga instructor who had been missing for two weeks has been found safe, according to Hawaii officials. 

Amanda Eller went missing on May 8 while hiking in the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui.

On Friday evening, helicopter search crews found Eller lying in a stream bed.

'THEY DID IT!!! #findamanda Amanda Eller has been found alive! After 17 days lost in the steep jungles of East Maui, the never-ending determination & steadfast faith of THESE and HUNDREDS of volunteer searchers paid off!' a volunteer tweeted.

Chicago West models a $200 Burberry dress as she joins Khloe's daughter, True for a play date

Kim and Khloe Kardashian had daughters at about the same time - Chicago was born on January 15, 2018 and True was welcomed on April 12, 2018  and that has turned out to be a very good thing.

Chicago has found a best friend in her cousin. On Friday the little girls were seen getting along well as they had a play date together.

Chicago had her hair pulled back showing her earrings.

She was dressed in a sleeveless Burberry dress with ruffles around the neck that costs approximately $200. True had on a polka dot onesie with a matching headband and a pink zip-up jacket.

Selena Gomez goes casual on lunch outing with pals

Selena Gomez was seen in a casual ensemble while enjoying a lunch outing in Los Angeles on Friday.

The 26-year-old pop star and Instagram icon was joined by a couple of friends, one of whom she was seen hugging on the sidewalk.

Sweeping her dark hair back into a bun, she teamed a cozy-looking top with a pair of sweatpants and some white sneakers.

Earlier this month, Selena was in the south of France for the annual Cannes Film Festival amid some of the top stars in the world.

President Trump feels bad about Theresa May resigning

Donald Trump says he "feels badly" about Theresa May resigning as Prime Minister but he added that it was "for the good of her country."

Speaking outside the White House ahead of a visit to Japan, he told reporters: "I feel badly for Theresa, I like her very much. She worked very hard, she’s very strong.

"She decided to do something that some people were surprised at, some people weren’t. It’s for the good of her country."

He added: "But I like her very much. In fact, I’ll be seeing her in two weeks."

SO SAD! Instagram star who is 28 is bedbound after rare skin condition hits her and made her look 88

A model has been left bed bound by a skin condition that makes her look years older.

Sara Geurts, 28, has Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a genetic condition that leaves her with excessively saggy skin.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota woman has extremely soft, doughy skin because of the condition, which also leaves her joints and muscles weak.

But she hasn't let the syndrome which only a dozen people have hold her back.

Buhari visits Ogun to reconcile with Gov Amosun

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital to commission some projects executed by the outgoing Ibikunle Amosun administration.

The president also used the opportunity to reconcile with his long time ally who was suspended from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the aftermath of the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Governor Amosun was suspended for anti-party activities when he threw his weight behind the election of Adekunle AbdulKabir Akinlade, the APM candidate, against his party’s governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun who eventually emerged victorious.

Buhari’s presidential chopper NAF 540 touched down at Archade Ground, State Secretariat, Oke – Mosan at exactly 10:18am.

George Clooney says he fears his family are in danger because wife is involved in prosecuting ISIS fighters

George Clooney says his family are in danger after his wife took on the first case against ISIS.

Amal Clooney is representing 23-year-old Nadia Murad, who says she was captured by ISIS fighters in 2014.

But ever since she took on the case her husband says the family have 'real, proper security issues' they have 'to deal with on a fairly daily basis'.

And he doesn't want his children to be 'targets', the A-lister told Scott Feinberg's 'Awards Chatter' podcast.

He said: 'My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court. We have plenty of issues.

Mel B addresses criticism over Spice Girls sound gaffe

Mel B has addressed the backlash to the Spice Girls' debut tour date performance.

Early on Saturday morning, Scary Spice uploaded a video to Instagram in which she admitted there were sound and vocal problems at the group's debut Dublin gig - and pledged to improve the sound quality for the next show.

A fresh-faced Mel, 43, shared the candid video at 6am the day after the first gig on the reunion tour, which left attendees venting their disappointment over sound problems inside the stadium which meant they were unable to hear the show, and resulted in some fans walking out.

My husband once told me to choose between my career and home –Tola Oladokun

Veteran actor, Tola Oladokun, better known as Ika Lomo Ejo, has opened up on why she would never be caught playing a romantic role in any movie. In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said her husband disliked seeing her in a bedroom scene with a man.

“When I started building my career in the movie industry; even though, my husband didn’t want me to take many scenes, my boss always insisted that I should. But when it got to a point, some people began to spread rumours about me. They told my husband that actors always sleep with each other on set.

“Due to these speculations, he gave me very strict rules to abide by anytime I had to go on set. At some point, he said I had to choose between my career and my home. I chose my home for peace to reign but I still acted in a few films only because I abided by all the rules he set for the sake of peace,” she said.

Between Eniola Badmus and Cool Fm OAP, N6 on IG

All is definitely not well between actress Eniola Badmus and Cool Fm OAP, N6 at the moment. The banter started off on instagram yesterday when Eniola dropped a comment under a post showing N6 in a free style rap video in which the actress called the media personality a 'balu' (cow). N6 did not like her comment and decided to reply her. This led to an exchange in which Eniola Badmus who slammed OAP, reminded him that he body-shamed her 3 years ago which she is now ready to take up.

Their exchange below…

Amir Khan puts on a loved-up display with his wife

Amir Khan's parents have made the shock revelation the boxer hasn't spoken to them in six months.

Following their tell-all interview with MailOnline, the I'm A Celebrity star was spotted attending a fundraising event with his wife glamorous wife Faryal Makhdoom - who his family claim has been 'controlling' Amir and is responsible for the feud.

The couple put on a loved-up display at the annual Iftar at The Savoy fundraiser hosted by One Family, in partnership with Hemraj Goyal Foundation and Eighteen Pakistan.

Faryal looked impossibly chic in an elegant black dress with sheer sleeves and subtle sparkle detailing.

Eldee The Don shares cute photo of his wife and kids

For these three... anything, everything ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️, he wrote

Sound problems wreck Spice Girls comeback gig

The Spice Girls have kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour, as the iconic band took to the stage for their first performance in Dublin on Friday.

Emma Bunton, 43, Geri Horner, 46, Mel Brown, 43, and Mel C, 45, delighted the crowd of around 58,000 fans with a medley of their greatest hits, and Ginger Spice even paid homage to her iconic Union Jack dress with a red and blue Renaissance-style gown.

While many fans took to Twitter to share their excitement about attending the concert, others were quick to share their disappointment, as sound problems inside the stadium meant they were unable to hear the show, and one fan even claimed they saw 'huge numbers' walking out of the show.

Although fans were delighted to see the band finally reunite to kick off their tour, some took to social media to complain that sound issues meant they were unable to hear the show, with one even claiming they saw members of the audience leaving the concert.

Photo: LASPOTECH guard kills colleague for ritual

A private security guard employed by the management of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Cletus Wilson, on Friday, allegedly murdered one of his colleagues, John Okoro.

The management of the polytechnic and the police have confirmed the development.

Witnesses told Premium Times that Mr Wilson had attempted to escape shortly after committing the crime, but other security guards on the campus chased and caught him.

Woman who is allegedly expecting Ubi Franklin's 4th child calls him out! Says he is owing me N8m

Sandra Iheuwa, the single mum of two who is allegedly expecting music executive, Ubi Franklin's 4th child has called him out publicly. According to Sandra, she met Ubi in May 2017 in London during her vacation and Ubi asked her for a Loan of N8 million which she gave to him. According to her, he is yet to pay back the money in full. Sandra claims that an agreement was drawn by her lawyer, and Ubi has paid N4million, but is still owing her the balance of N4 million. Her words and court documents below...

Kim and Kanye West celebrate 5th wedding anniversary

They had a special date night yesterday night as they were spotted at celeb-beloved Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.

And on Friday, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went all out, celebrating their five-year wedding anniversary with a huge floral display on their kitchen counter at their home in Hidden Hills, California.

The reality diva, 38, took to Instagram to show off the fancy arrangement that spelled out 'Kimye,' she and the 41-year-old musician's celebrity couple nickname.

She posted a video to her Instagram story while the song Anniversary by Tony! Toni! Toné! played over it.

Nobody complained I stole their money –Patience Jonathan

Patience, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the release of the $5.7m and N2.4bn seized from her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Her lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), urged Justice Mojisola Olatoregun to dismiss the application by the EFCC, praying that the money be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

Adedipe argued that it was wrong for the EFCC to regard  the money as  the proceeds of crime, when Patience had committed no crime and when nobody complained that their money was missing.

Yomi Gold reacts to divorce rumours

Ace actor and movie producer, Yomi Gold, received a lot of backlash from his fans recently after a rumour about him being divorced went viral. Despite the insults hurled on him, he initially refused to comment on the speculation.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, he stressed that having rumours peddling about him is part of the price he has to pay for being in the limelight.

“Of what good would it be to people if they can’t allow me to be the ‘driver’ of my own car (sic)? Why should they behave like they are perfect? Anything can happen. The society is quick to judge when they are not the one wearing the shoes. I decided not to talk about it because I own my life. The most important thing is for me is to be alive. If anything bad should happen, I would be on my own. I don’t owe anybody an explanation; I just want to live my life. As time goes on, people will see for themselves.