Sunday, May 31, 2015

'I Used To Beg For Money To Eat' - Actress Tonto Dikeh Narrates Her Story Before Glory

Hmmm.. Life could either be easy or hard, it depends on how we view it and live it. Anytime I see Tonto Dikeh summon up the courage to share her story before glory, I often marvel at her humility because many of her colleagues who have been through the same fate could harldly come out boldly to share their story, they often claim to be born with silver spoon (as if it is a shame to rise from nothing to something). Kudos to Tonto for encouraging other people out there not to lose hope, no matter what they are going through. Read her caption below...

Caption continues after the cut....

Actress Sotayo Shoots A One-Cast Movie, Releases The Trailer

Nigerian actress and movie producer, Tayo Sobola aka Sotayo recently shot a one-cast movie which is the first of its kind in the history of Nollywood.

The model turned actress and aspiring politician is leaving no stone unturned as the plan for the movie premiere have already commenced.

The movie which is entitled 'Aba Ikilo' is the story of a young girl who woke up one day and found out that she is the only one left in a village. In her quest to look for any signs of living souls in the deserted village, she encountered a lot of difficulties and lost one of her legs while at it.

The movie will be worth the while when it's released. Watch the trailer below (after the cut)...

Fashion Corner: Singer Waje Stuns In Pink Jumpsuit

She looks fab.

Funke Kuti Dazzles In New Photos

Funke Kuti is a beauty to behold anyday. Incase you don't know her, she is the former wife of Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti.

The beautiful entrepreneur dazzled in Elegante by Tiannahstyling design. See another photo below...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Congrats! Actress Uche Jombo-Rodriguez Welcomes Baby Boy

Nollywood star actress, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez and hubby, Kenny Rodriguez welcomed their baby boy few hours ago in Houston, Texas.

The excited new mom took to her instagram page to break the news and she gave the name of her newborn as Matthew. See the baby picture she shared below..

Congrats to the couple.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Featured Story: 'The 28th House' by T-Ralph Olaniyi - Episode 1

Hey folks, how are y'all doing? Since I read novels alot, I thought of sharing some of my favorite stories with you on this platform (with permission from the writers of course). So I got my first go-ahead from the writer of this awesome story that will run for few weeks on the blog. Sit back relax and enjoy.... 'The 28th House' by T-Ralph Olaniyi.

Episode 1 - The Move

"Wow!" exclaimed Mr George Adewale while he read the letter in his hands. Mr George Adewale, a regional accountant for an audit firm, just received a promotion to the position of a zonal accountant. With this promotion, he had to move with his family to the city where the zonal head office was located. His wife, Mrs Sade Adewale, was a housewife. She, however, sometimes did render services such as baking, beadworks and small event planning like birthdays for friends and neighbors. Sarah, their first child and daughter, is 16 years old. Sarah is followed by Iyanu, 12 years of age, then, Ronke, 10 years old, and then, the only baby boy in the house, John, who will be 8 years in a few months time.

About 10 months before the promotion, George received a call from an estate agent who informed him about a house for sale available in a quiet street in his hometown. George's plan has always been to build a house from the foundations to the rooftop, but, the offer was quite tempting because of the cheap price and it is a recently built house, fully furnished and well-equipped. "The offer sounds too good to be true", George said to himself. George discussed with his wife about purchasing the house with the #5.2 million they had saved over the past 8 years. Sade was a bit hesitant concerning the offer and she made a strange suggestion to her husband, "Let's pray about it". George was not the church-attending type. Of course, he believed in God and he became born-again in his final year in university. But, as time went on, praying and worship became a ceremonious rite in his eyes which he only did on Easters, Christmases and New Years. His common response to friends who invited him to church or fellowship him was "I am a very busy man." George never gave a response to Sade's suggestion on prayer. A week later, they purchased the property together with a piece of land behind the house with over 80 percent of their savings. They extended the fence of the house to enclose the whole place they had bought. George was convinced that he would rent out the huge bungalow, thereby, making returns from the rent paid by the tenant. The agent gave them all information about the house but left out a few important details. Months blew by and not a single tenant came around. Prospective tenants avoided the house for a good reason.

The zonal headquarters was located in his hometown. George and Sade considered it good luck that they would soon be moving to their hometown to live in the house they had bought 10 months ago. Sarah was not so happy about the move. "I will miss my school friends", she said to her mum. Sarah had a thin voice which became very sonorous after taking voice training classes in the music club of her school. Most of her friends were members of the music club. She promised to keep in touch with her friends through calls and instant messaging apps on her mobile phone. Prior to their arrival, George made plans to convert the bushy extra plot of land into a beautiful garden with fragrant flowers. The idea of having a personal play-garden within the house made Iyanu and Ronke excited.

They decided to make the move on a weekend. They drove for hours before arriving at the city. In about half an hour, they were in the street of the house. It was so quiet. All they heard was the sound of their car and the hired truck behind them that carried their furniture, electronics and other loads. This street was quite different from what they were used to. No hawkers, no kiosks and no kids playing and dancing on the parched sandy roads. Everyone was confined to the fences of their houses. The road was very straight in line such that one could see the end of the street from the other end.

Actress Ini Edo Flaunts Super Slim Figure In New Photo

The Nollywood actress is looking super slim and she is happy to flaunt it.

Veteran Actor, Yemi Solade's Daughter Celebrates 10th Birthday (Photos)

Nigerian veteran actor, Yemi Solade's daughter, Zola celebrated her 10th birthday few days ago. The party was well attended by both Zola's friends and her parents'.

Yoruba Nollywood acts and music artist that graced the party include Adebayo Salalmi (Oga Bello), Kunle Afod, Eedris Abdulkareem....
See more photos from the party below and after the cut..

Nigerian Comic Actor, John Okafor Weds Longtime Partner, Stella Maris

Nigerian comic actor, John Okafor and his longtime partner and mother of his three kids (two boys and a girl), Stella Maris got married on Monday May 25, 2015.

The two lovebirds who have been together since 2008 were made husband and wife in the presence of few close friends and family. See more photos below and after the cut...

Fashion Corner: Actress Toyin Aimakhu Rocks Different Shades Of Print

Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson is one of the few Nollywood actresses who took the fashion world by storm by their fashion forward trend.

She rocked an ankara top on a blue jean matched wih a blue sandal and bag. She also rocked a hooded print dress paired with a black sandal. See more pics below and after the cut....

Spanking New Music Video: Dabo Williams - My Heart Worships

Fast risig gospel music artiste, Dabo Williams releases the visual to his much anticipated song, 'My Heart Worships'. 

The CEO of Zion Music Recordz dedicated the song to the memory of his late mum, thanking God for his grace despite all challenges.

Dabo  is one of the few Nigerian gospel artistes that I personally respect so much; not only for his voice, but his leadership skills and his can do attitude. Meanwhile, his new single, Yahweh will premiere on my TGIF radio show on Friday May 29, 2015 on at 1pm CST/ 7pm UK&Nigerian time. Make sure you tune in to the program. Watch his new video below and remember to spread the gospel....

Nollywood Actor, Kunle Afolayan Wins Most Stylish Male Celebrity Award

2015 is indeed a wonderful year for Nollywood film maker and actor, Kunle Afolayan. The producer of 'October 1', the first Nigerian film to be shown on Netflix is basking in the euphoria of success as he won the award for The Most Stylish Male Celebrity in Nigeria at the just concluded African Fashion Week (2015).

Congrats to him.

Cuteness Overload: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Stun In New Photo

So adorable.

Awww! North West Rocks Cute Outfit To Her Ballet Class (Photos)

Isn't she adorable? See another pic of the cutie below...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Honoring America's Heroes: Happy Memorial Day

Happy memorial day folks. Today, we honor all our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of all.

Read a snippet of hor memorial day came into picture below...

Culled from Wikipedia:
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

They are gone but not forgotten.

Fuel Scarcity: Church Told Members Not To Bring Phone Charger To Church, Disconnects All Plugs

On a lighter note, I bursted out laughing when I saw the post. But Seriously, which way forward Nigeria?

See more caption from the church member who attended the church service below...


Fab Couple: Kelly Rowland & Hubby Shares New Photo

The American singer and her hubby/manager, Tim Witherspoon will make you wanna get married if you are still single.

Fab couple.

Owambe Extra: Actress Rukky Sanda Looks Fab In Pink (Photos)

Isn't she lovely?

Fashion Forward: Singer Waje Rocks Wrapper & Sneakers To Church (Photo)

Most Nigerian celebrities have adopted the fashion forward syndrome and they go to any length to look good at it.

What do you think about her wrapper on sneakers?


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Singer Nikky Laoye Throws Surprise Baby Shower For Actress Ashionye Raccah (Photos)

Nigerian music artiste and humanitarian, Nikky Laoye threw a surprise baby shower for her actress friend, Ashionye Raccah on Satuday May 23.

The actress who is expecting her second child with hubby, Carl Raccah was happy to be flanked by friends and family who were in on the surprise shower. See more pics from the shower below....

Congrats to her in advance. She will deliver safely like the Hebrew women.

Ghanaian Actress, Nadia Buhari Debuts Baby Diaper Line

The beautiful mother of twins took to her instagram page to announce her new baby diaper line named, Nadia's Baby Diaper'.

Congrats to her on the new innovation.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

MTN, Radio Stations, Others Shut Down Over Fuel Scarcity, Many Flights Cancelled

This is indeed not a good time for both individuals and business owners in Nigeria. So many business have shut down due to fuel scarcity.

One of my friends who is an hotel manager in Nigeria told me that, all the hotel staffs practically sleep in the hotel because there is no way they can get to their respective houses due to lack of transportation. Many 24 hour radio stations now shut down their transmission early and many airlines have cancelled flights due to diesel shortage. I just pray and hope that this situation will pass quickly and everyone can go back to their normal businesses.

Please pray for Nigeria.

Spotted: Limpopo Crooner, Kcee Sells Recharge Cards Inside Lagos Traffic

Money matter... Nigerian music artiste and 'Limpopo'  crooner, Kcee took his MTN ambassadorial position to another level when he was spotted inside Lagos traffic yesterday selling recharge cards. #Humility

Na for where we dey work na there we dey chop o.

The 'Pullover'  crooner have just renewed his contract with MTN, hence, the reason behind his selling recharge cards in traffic. See more photos below...

Music Video: Check Out 'Gogo Baby' by Immaculate

As a radio presenter and a blogger who loves listening to music and discovering great talents to bring on my show for interviews; I was looking for songs on Youtube when I stumbled on these wonderful tune by the first lady of Vivace records, Immaculate entitled 'Gogo Baby'.

I bet y'all remember Immaculate from MTN project fame's season 9. Well if you don't, you can watch the visual to her 'Gogo Baby' single below...

Location Photos: Liz Benson, Fred Leonard & Uche Ogbodo On The Set Of A Tv Series

Nollywood acts, Liz Benson, Fred Leonard, Uche Ogbodo and others are presently shooting a Tv series produced by Kingsley Okereke. 

The star studded series is directed by Reginald Ebere. See more photos from the location below..

Proud Mom! Actress Bukky Wright In The United States For Son's Graduation

Nollywood actress and mother of two, Bukky Wright is presently in the United States for her 2nd son, Wilson Amu's graduation ceremony.

Wilson graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University in Newark, New Jersey on Wednesday May 20, 2015.

Congrats to him.

She Calls The Shot: Beyonce Rocks "Queen Bee" Tees

Beyonce recently rocked a 'Queen Bee" t-shirt with definition attached to it. The 33 year old superstar who calls the shot in her queendom took to her website to share the amazing photo. See more pics below..

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