Sunday, April 24, 2016

Photo: P Square On The Set Of A New Music Video Shoot



Since the music duo shared the above picture online, people have been giving accolades to their wives, for allowing their hubbies pose with different beautiful ladies, who usually feature in their music videos.



Rapper Plies' Message To Women Who Are Not Proud Of Their Post Baby Bod


The American rapper got a message for women who are not proud of their post baby bod. See his post caption below...



Birthday Girl: Actress Ini Edo Shares Stunning Photos


The Nigerian star actress marked her birthday on Sunday April 24, 2016. She showed off her slim figure in stunning new photos. See more pics below...




Nigerian & Ghanaian Female Celebrities Set to Slug it out at the Annual Juliet Ibrahim Foundation Celebrity Soccer Match in Ghana


Nigerian & Ghanaian Female Celebrities Set to Slug it out at the Annual Juliet Ibrahim Foundation Celebrity Soccer Match in Ghana.

On Sunday the 1st of May, 2016, the Lizzy Sports Complex in East Legon, Accra, Ghana will play host to one of the most exciting charity events of the year, as the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation (JIF) brings you their annual female celebrities soccer match.

This year, select Nigerian and Ghanaian female celebrities will give up their time and pull on their boots for a good cause in an 11-a-side game where the ladies led by the Nigerian Captain, Halima Abubakar and the Ghanaian Captain, Nana Ama McBrown will slug it out to raise funds for critical needs of patients suffering from kidney related ailments.

The celebrities who will be supporting with their own various NGO’s are presently gearing up for what is touted to be the ‘match of the year’.

According to the founder of the JIF, Juliet Ibrahim,

“The ultimate goal is to support charitable beneficiaries as recognised by the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation. Amongst the patients that will benefit from this cause include; a 34 year old lady; Debbie Nwaozor a sickle cell carrier recently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and requires a renal replacement therapy (Kidney transplantation and dialysis)”
Tickets are now on sale, priced at just 10 cedis for regular and 40 cedis for VIP at the Bedouin, Shish lounge, Osu, Accra, Ghana.


Call 0244042757 for tickets or for more details.





Thursday, April 21, 2016

Iconic Musician, PRINCE Dies At 57





Iconic musician and "When Doves Cry" crooner, Prince dies at age 57.


According to TMZ, Prince was said to be hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, due to battling a bad case of the flu.

Prince's extensive career grew out of the music scene of his native Minneapolis, where he lived his entire life. His 1978 debut album For You and self-titled second LP, released in October 1979, kicked off an incredibly prolific run of albums that included 1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Sign O The Times and Batman, among others, throughout the 1980s at a clip of nearly one per year, evolving with each release.


His long list of hits included "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Raspberry Beret," "Batdance" and "Kiss." In recent years, he also became known for stellar covers of unpredictable songs, ranging from Radiohead's "Creep" at Coachella in 2008 to Foo Fighters' "Best of You" at Super Bowl XLI.



May his soul rest in peace.

ACIAWARDS To Hold Press Conference At Protea Hotel Ikeja, Lagos On May 3rd



ACIAWARDs unveils one of the hosts for the maiden edition which will take place in Atlanta Georgia in July as they announce their press conference date.


 Africa Culture Initiatives is Africa's foremost Movement and Management firm with special focus on creating and promoting African Culture and Heritage related events across the world, this year she is organizing her inaugural AFRICA CULTURE IMAGE AWARDS themed: “Africa's Greatness”.


The event is scheduled for the 16th July, 2016 at the SCADSHOW THEATER, Atlanta,Georgia. U.S.A with the overarching objective being to appreciate and celebrate the achievements and success stories of African's across the world whilst encouraging every African to strive to break new positive grounds anywhere they find themselves with the hope of their works been duly recognized.


This being said, as part of our awareness and publicity drive to make the event colorful and truly African We are having a world press conference on the 3rd of May 2016 at the prestigious Protea Hotel on Isaac John street GRA Ikeja Lagos at 12noon. It would be our esteemed pleasure if you can find time within your busy schedule to grace this our meet the press event, it would also be an avenue to showcase and announce our Awardees/nominees of which you are one.

Thank you very much as we await your swift response and see you on the 3rd of May.




For more info on the press conference, send your enquiry to contact@aciawards.com
or call:
Trennette Kofo Oduneye on +1-470-295-3655
Bukky Fagbuyi on 08060352762
Taiwo Adebayo on 08180761424

Video: Nolly Review Talks About ACIAWARDS 2016


All hands are on deck to make the maiden edition of the African Culture Image Awards ACIAWARD a success. Come July 16th, 2016, the city of Atlanta will be hosting many A-list celebrities from major cities in Africa as they attend the award ceemony. Watch a short review of the Award event and nomination by Nolly Review below...

African-Pop Newcomer, KBK Debuts 'Shake Ibadi'


Koboko Entertainment is proud to present ‘Shake Ibadi’, the sophomore single of US-based Nigerian artiste and African-Pop Newcomer, KBK

Produced by Kaypiano, ‘Shake Ibadi’ has a catchy and infectious tune and will definitely get you on your feet.

Born in the late 70’s as Oluseyi Ayodele Odewale, KBK coined his stage name from the combination of the consonants in his self-owned label, Koboko.

He moved to the US in 2013 where he’s now a Diagnostic Scientist. He took up music as his hobby and is stuck on it now.

In his words;
“I attempted to go commercial with Shake Ibadi a short while ago and the acceptance is impressive. Koboko entertainment was coined by me when I looked at the entertainment scene and said “y'all don't know what's coming..”
Koboko means whip, that is I will flog the fake MCs outta town”


As we continue to anticipate a dance song which is currently brewing, let’s enjoy ‘Shake Ibadi’ which comes with an accompanying music video, directed by Regulus Films. Watch video below...




Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Actress Bukky Raji & Fiance Release Pre-wedding Photos


Love stories sure comes in different packages, and how you unwrap them depends on your flavour. Actress Bukola Raji unwrapped her own package after she said yes to her tutorial teacher, Ambode Damilola who chased her for a while before she finally said yes. According to her: "He (Ambode Damilola) was my teacher back in 1999/2000 while I was attending GCE tutorials in Lagos. He asked me out but I told him NO. In 2013, he asked me out again and I finally accepted." 

Check out their pre-wedding photos below....








Monday, April 18, 2016

Mercy Aigbe, Biodun Okeowo, Sotayo.. At Madam Saje's 40 Years On Stage Party (Photos)


In the midst of no fuel and no electricity in Nigeria, the Yoruba movie industry celebrities thronged out in hundres to celebrate one of their own, Madam Saje as she marked 40 years on stage.

The veteran actress (Madam Saje) was so happy to see her colleagues stepped out to celebrate her milestone in the movie industry with her. See some of the photo momnets from the even below...







Wednesday, April 13, 2016

BTS: Nikki Laoye & Banky W Shoot New Video For The Love Duet - "ONYEUWAOMA"


Soul Singer & Wahala Media's 1st Lady,Nikki Laoye has shot the video for her love duet, Onyeuwaoma featuring R&B King, Banky W.

The fun-filled romantic video was shot on location at the enchanting Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

Also making a cameo apperance is Nikki's Mum, Mrs Yetunde Laoye, who has been such a huge support to her only daughter and has featured in other videos by Nikki including "Taka Sufe", "African Dance" and "123".



The video was directed by award winning video director, Frizzle and Bizzle Films and is slated for release this Thursday 14th of April, 2016.
It is certainly a video to watch out for.


See the sneak peek of the highly anticipated video from a short trailer and Behind-The-Scenes Photos below...






Storyboard & Styling: Nikki Laoye & Banky W
Photography: Krixtien Simon Photography
Make Up: Mary A Pro Makeovers
Video Director: Frizzle and Bizzle Films

See music video trailer below...

Saturday, April 9, 2016

ACIAWARDS USA Releases Nominees List... Voting Starts Today


AFRICA CULTURE INITIATIVE, a pioneer of AFRICAN CULTURE IMAGE AWARDS releases the nominees list for its maiden edition, which is slated to hold on July 16th, 2016 at the SCAD SHOW ARTS THEATRE in Atlanta, Georgia.

Voting for different catergories commenced on Saturday April 9th and closes on May 22nd, 2016.

Find the nominees list and website address below...

Best Supporting Actor:

Kalu Ikeagwu ---- BAD DROP
Muyiwa Ademola --- AIYELABOWO
Yemi Blaq ---- Bella
Mike Ezuruonye ---- UNFORGIVABLE
Taiwo Ibikunle --- TORERA
Seun Akindele ---- MISTAKEN

Best Supporting Actress:

Liz Benson --- DRY
Yvonne Nelson ---- IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES
Omowunmi Dada ---- THE GODS ARE STILL NOT TO BLAME
Bimbo Oshin ---- EJA NLA
Tamara Eteimo ---- FALLEN
Joke Muyiwa ---- AYOMI
Funke Akindele ---- ONE FINE DAY
Susan Peters ---- DON'T CRY FOR ME

Best Actor In Leading Role

Gabriel Afolayan ---- OJUJU
Sadiq Daba ---- OCTOBER 1
John Dumelo --- THE SECRET LIFE
Lateef Adedimeji --- AIYELABOWO
Nuhu Aliu ---- DAGA ALLAH
Yomi Fabiyi ---- METOMI
Bayo Alawiye ---- ATANDA
Odunlade Adekola ---- BABATUNDE ISHOLA FOLORUNSHO
Femi Adebayo ---- GBEWIRI METTA
Jamiu Azeez --- KUYE

Best Actress In Leading Role:

Ini Edo --- WHILE YOU SLEPT
Yewande Adekoya ---- KURUKURU
Adesua Etomi ---- FALLEN
Bidemi Kosoko --- SIKEMI
Fatima Washa ---- YADAGA ALLAH
Iyabo Ojo ---- BEYOND DISABILITY
Stephanie Linus --- DRY
Fathia Balogun --- TORERA
Nse Ikpe Etim --- BEAUTY OF THE MIND
Dayo Amusa --- BEYOND DISABLITY
Toyin Aimakhu ---- ETA OKO
Kehinde Bankole ---- OCTOBER 1

Best Upcoming Actor:

Ademola Adedoyin --- OCTOBER 1
Lawrence Oluwaseyi Ajayi ---- ORE METTA
Osas Iyamu ---- DIARY OF TRIPLET
Mustapha Solagbade --- TRUST

Best Upcoming Actress:
Tayo Sobola ---- BELLA
Kenny George ---- KOTO
Bukunmi Oluwasina ---- AYOMI
Roseanne Marcel ---- STOLEN

Best Kid Act:
Titi Sobo ---- SEKUNOLA
Zubaida Ibrahim --- DRY
Abraham ttah --- BEAST OF NO NATION
Etoche Ejike Asiegbu --- LITTLE RYAN

Best Movie of The Year:

OCTOBER 1
KOTO
DRY
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
INVASION 1897
AYOMI
BEAST OF NO NATION

Movies In Diaspora....

Movie of The year:
AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
OLA INU KAN
AMERICAN JOLOMMY
AMINAT MINAJ
ORO ENU
SPOILT BRAT
MAJEMU AMERICA
VILLAGE IDIOT
HALLY THE DRUMMER

Lead Actor in Diaspora:
Joseph Benjamn --- AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
Ola Ogunkoya ---- MAJEMU AMERICA
Soji Taiwo --- OLA INU KAN
Seun Jimoh ---- AMINAT MINAJ
Kayode Akinbayo --- SPOILT BRAT
Sikiru Kayode Mabifa --- ORO ENU
Rasaq Ajao --- ADETOUN L'AMERICA
Shina Ayo Oyinlola ---- VILLAGE IDIOT
Yomi Gold ---- AYA MI

Lead Actress In Diaspora:

Stella Damasus --- AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
Lola Alao --- OLA INU KAN
Ranti Alore --- AMERICA JOLOMMY
Toyin Raji Ogundipe --- AMINAT MINAJ
Mistura Asunramu --- SPOILT BRAT
Laide Bakare ---- HALLY DRUMMER BOY
Doris Simeon --- AYA MI
Bukky Amos Bello --- AJITANOWO
Lola Faduri ---- ADETOUN L'AMERICA

visit www.aciawards.com to cast your vote.

Keep refreshing Mercyflawless Blog for Music Categories..

Monday, April 4, 2016

Press Release: Oodua Image Awards 2016 Holds In Houston, Texas in October


          Press Release/Oodua Image Awards 2016!

Yoruba Youth Corporation (YYC) North America, the umbrella body of all Yoruba youth groups in North America, an organization which was founded 2008 in Detroit, Michigan to promote peace and unity among Yoruba Youths in North America. The organization has also been promoting inter-generational understanding between the old and younger generation, through its annual youth convention tagged National Yoruba Youth Convention since 2008. 

The Yoruba Youth Corporation (YYC)
is an organization for young people whose aim is to promote the Yoruba heritage by creating an environment for peer to peer interaction.

The organization in the past partnered with Osun East Senatorial District under the leadership of Senator Babajide Omoworare for Youth Cultural Exchange in Southfield, Michigan. 

In 2011 Yoruba Youth Corporation collaborated with Lagos State Government and Olamild Entertainment under the administration of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola to give back to the community through project Back2School by giving needy student school supplies and materials.

Some of the achievements of the organization include, introduction of Yoruba Language in colleges in the U.S and Canada, provision of employment and community volunteer opportunity for the youths, facilitation of exchange/partnership program, which has provided opportunities for youths in Nigeria to interact and network with their mates in diaspora, just to mention a few


The Oodua Image Awards 2015 was well attended and attracted top dignitaries from Nigeria and United States, it was attended by our Royal Grand Patron the late Ooni of Ife; Oba Okunade Sijuwade who was represented by Oba Adebolu Fatunmishe the Adagba of Iyanfoworogi, Aare Bolu Omodele the National President Egbe Omo Yoruba North America, Attorney Olu-McGuinnis Chairman Moremi Foundation. Also artists from Nigeria includes ace actor Muyiwa Ademola, Fausat Balogun (Madam Saje), Moji Olaiya, Laide Bakare, Adedimeji Lateef, Queen Tope Oluwa and many others.

We are proud to announce once again that Yoruba Youth Corporation (YYC) will be hosting the second edition of Oodua Image Awards 2016 live in Houston, Texas in the month of October

Some of the events lined up during the convention includes, ASA Night, Cultural Exhibition, Fashion show, Dance drama, lectures from prominent Yoruba Scholars and elders, Interactive sessions between successful members of the community and our guests, the Dinner & Award Night and a hosts of other fun entertaining and educative events.
It is a known fact that the government alone cannot be saddled with the tasks of Nation building and community development, everybody has a role to play especially those who are based in diaspora, and we all have roles to play in ensuring that Yoruba race at large continues to set the pace.

God bless you YYC, God bless Yoruba land and God bless us all.

Aare Seyi Ogunlus

National cordinator

'I Believe Women Are More Dynamic Than Men' - Sahara Tv Presenter, Adeola Fayehun


Celebrating strong women is one thing I derive joy in doing. Seeing a lot of female bosses rule thier own world gives me joy. Gone are the days when women were not allowed to speak or be at the fore front of decision making. The lady I brought here today is very popular in the media sector, especially in matters relating to news, politics and so on. In a chat with Mercyflawless Blog, the funny (she got me laughing with some of her answers) Sahara Tv presenter/reporter opened up about her career, dreams and aspiration. Enjoy our chat below....

Who is Adeola Fayehun before KEEPING IT REAL?
Who am I really? You know I’m still asking myself the same question. I’m actually very reserved, quiet, and I mind my own business. But people won’t believe that. And how can I blame them after watching my own videos as well (which I don’t like doing), I see why they don’t believe me. Now I ask myself as well, who am I?

What prompted your decision to start the program (Keeping It Real)?
Trying to present African news in a way that people would be interested and maybe come back for more. So for the sake of my viewers, I act like a crazy woman! Doing karate, speaking with Ibadan accent, singing off-key, kai see my life ehnn, all to help my market. Some people don’t think I’m funny though, which is sad but true.
Hmnn… we can spend the whole day on this. At the beginning, I was getting comments that I should find a real job as if presenting news is not a job… enemies of progress!

Then they said I should stop faking London accent. The interesting thing is that I've never lived in London. In fact, I’ve only passed through the airport. I have no idea what they were talking about.

Also, I think people don’t know how much work it is to bring them quality show every week, so I get emails demanding a new episode like yesterday! Meanwhile, Koledowo is there killing himself for these people. See human beings o! The poor guy, just because they don’t see his face, doesn’t mean he’s not working day and night for them!


You recently recorded the 205th episode of the program, what is the success story?
Success story ke? My sister (or brother… depending on who is reading), I don’t know if we can talk about success yet o. Although, I appreciate you putting up with me for more than 200 episodes! Honestly you’ve tried. Even I can’t put up with myself for that long.

However, the way I see it, the day we have leaders that put the interest of the people before their personal interest that is when we’ve succeeded. Otherwise, I’m just doing mouth service.

When you are not KEEPING IT REAL, what do you do for fun?
Gosh! I barely have time honestly, which is really sad. See my life ehn? But I love biking and swimming, both of which I've not had time to do in a while. Oh, watching movies. Yea, thank God for Netflix.
Also, I don’t know if cooking can be termed fun, but I love to create new delicacies and feed people.

Everyone calls you AFRICAN OPRAH WINFREY, how do you feel about it?

Neh! Oprah for where? Me I don’t deceive myself o. That woman not only interviewed a lot of big people, she has changed thousands of lives with her show and with her money. I work with limited resources compared to Oprah, and you certainly cannot compare our views or influence. I appreciate those who say that, but I keep it real with myself, so I don't compare myself with Oprah at all! I only compare myself with my mother’s daughter – Adeola.


At the time your interview with the Zimbabwean president went viral, what was going through your mind?
I wasn’t really thinking, I was just baffled by the whole thing.


What is your beauty and fashion secret?

My husband For real!
I also have to be comfortable. I don’t inconvenience myself at all. Which is why I rarely wear heels (well not more than 3 inches at least), and I must be able to breathe in the dress


Some people say you are a snub simply because they couldn't get your attention. What do you have to say about it?
I beg, give me their numbers and house address. This is actually news to me, I usually hear the opposite when I meet people. But you know, I’ll probably say the same about Adeola if I’m watching her online and I don’t know anything about the hundreds of emails she gets every week, or the numerous Facebook messages she gets everyday, or the Twitter messages, or the Instagram messages, (I recently discovered that. I said this Oyinbo people, why na? On top of everything else, Instagram has messages too?!).
So if I don’t know about all these other things that take her time, apart from her researching, writing, and producing the show for me every week, I would probably think the same. Forget about whether she has a family o, I don’t even care that she has a life outside the show, in fact, how dare she has a life outside the show? If I can’t get in touch with her, my sister, she must be a snub.
Having said that, I do agree with everyone else, she can do a better job.

Your mentors and role model(s)?
Let me think… First of all, all the board members of KIRWA Foundation are my mentors. Also, I have remote mentors who don’t know they’re mentoring me. Such as Femi Oke of CNN, now with Al Jazeera, and Lola Shoneyin.

What keeps you going in the face of challenges?
Grace... grace… grace and more grace, also feedback from viewers. I don’t dwell on what I’ve done in the past. So if an episode is good, that only means it could be better. Also, if an episode is not well received, it’s not the end of the world.
I’m also not moved by people’s praise, I know they’ll change their mind when they watch an episode they don’t like. It’s just life.

Do you feel fulfilled already?

Not even close. I’m grateful for how far I’ve come, but I know there are a lot more to do. I hope to be able to touch as many lives as possible in my lifetime.

What would you do differently if given a chance to run the affairs of a nation?
You know I’ll be first lady someday, right? So, this is a good question. The first thing is to make basic amenities available for the common people, not a question of whether you can afford it or not. 24 hours of electricity in a day is not luxury, it shouldn’t be based on whether you have a big generator or can afford petrol at N200 per litre or not. Whether you’re rich or poor, everybody should have 24 hours of electricity 365 days in a year.

Every village and city should have good roads. No one should feel obligated to fly because traveling by road terrorizes them. There should be nice, luxurious trains connecting ALL major cities in Nigeria.


What are the challenges you faced initially?

If I keep going, this whole article will be filled with my manifestos, because I honestly believe in Nigeria. But the first thing on my agenda – and I know it’s doable, is for all people to have the basic amenities. Then we can deal with unemployment, infant mortality rate, etc.

Do you believe in gender equality?
I would say yes, but I don’t see how men and women can be equal with all the multitasking that women are capable of. I believe women are more dynamic than men. No offence, but men cannot cook, clean, carry pregnancy for nine months, take care of children, take care of the house, and still work as a banker, a lawyer, a teacher, in fact, there is no profession where you won’t find women.

That’s why you see a lot of single mothers successfully raise children. Single fathers are not common because they can’t always handle it. I’m not yabing men o, I’m just stating the obvious. The fact that women can walk on tiny heels sef, tells you it takes more to be a woman.

Also, the way I was raised, my parents taught me there is no difference between a man and a woman because no one decides that. So I was taught to never let my gender determine what I would become. I was told I can be whatever I want to be, and I believed it. Which is why I laugh when people write me to say “you’re a woman, what do you know about politics?” I tell them thunder go fire your mouth! (Lol)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hello April: Happy New Month People


Some call it APRIL FOOL but for us it shall be:

APRIL full of blessings.
APRIL full of good health.
APRIL full of favour.
APRIL full of mercy.
APRIL full of fruitfulness.
APRIL full of joy.
APRIL full of greatness.
APRIL full of abundance.
APRIL full of God's goodness.
APRIL full of honor.
APRIL full of progress.
APRIL full of gainful and productive ideas.
APRIL full of God's purpose for your life.
APRIL full of promotion.
APRIL full of God's help.
APRIL full of financial breakthrough.
APRIL full of all goodies of life
APRIL full of a closer walk with God. Welcome to ur month of FULLNESS
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