Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Man beats commercial bike rider to death over ₦50


Tragedy struck in Ilesa, a commercial city in Osun State, yesterday when a 28-year-old commercial motorcycle rider, Sunday Oyeleye Ojo, was beaten to death by his co-tenant after a sharp argument which ensued between them over the payment of ₦50 for the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) electricity bill.
The late Mr Ojo, a father of two children, had on 23rd of August, engaged in a fight with a trader, Godwin Shina, when the latter asked him to pay his share of ₦50 of the monthly PHCN bill, but he claimed to have paid the sum to Mr Shina’s mother.
It was learnt that the refusal of Mr Ojo to pay the ₦50 infuriated Mr Shina who gave him a heavy punch on his chest, which paralysed him immediately.
It was also gathered that while the late Mr Ojo was still lying unconscious on the ground due to the punch he received from Mr Shina, another tenant, identified as Deborah Adejuwon, also gave him a bite on the neck.
The late Mr Ojo was later rushed to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, for treatment and was discharged on the 26th of August.
The deceased’s mother, Aduke Ojo, told our correspondent that “when my son was discharged from the hospital, he complained of severe pain on his back and gulped three tins of milk before he gave up the ghost”.
Consequently, relatives and friends of Mr Ojo, mostly Okada riders, yesterday took to the streets of Ilesa town, chanting and protesting the ugly death of one of their colleagues. The irate Okada riders accused the Igbo people living in the town of killing Mr Ojo and threatened to retaliate by burning their shops.
The protest turned bloody as the irate Okada riders visited the house of the late Mr Ojo at Ibala road, Ilesa, and unleashed terror on Mr Shina’s mother by beating her to a state of coma, alleging that she instigated her son to beat Mr Ojo to death. The Okada riders also inflicted injuries on several innocent Igbo citizens who dominate the commercial activities of the town.
It was total confusion as the Okada riders took to the ‘A’ Division Police Station in the town and ordered the Area Commander, Kayode Tunner, to release the two suspects - Mr Shina and Ms Adejuwon - who were in police custody in order for them to retaliate the death of their late colleague but the police dispersed them and later arrested some of them.
Meanwhile, worried by the development, the Igbo traders in the town have locked their shops for fear of being attacked by the Okada riders.
Mr Tunner, however, assured the Igbo residents that the Police was on top of the situation, urging them to open their shops.
 
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Kanye West Performs at Mo'Hit Koko Koncert

Kanye West was present to lend support to his newly signed artist and producer at the  Mo'Hits Koko Koncerts, which took place last night at Hammersmith Apollo Music Arena.

The Mo'Hit crew were not through with the crow yet when they surprised them at the event by bringing Kanye West out on stage.

The Award winning rapper's appearance at the Koko Koncerts was just a few hours after performing with Jayz at the VMAs.

Tee A celebrates 15 years on stage

One of the pioneers of stand-up comedy in Nigerian Tunde Adewale, a.k.a. Tee A is rolling out the drums, in celebration of his 15th year 'on the stage'.

     Regarded as a super-MC, writer, presenter, comedian and entrepreneur, the University of Lagos graduate has built a career as an international entertainer; working, through the years on private engagements, big-venue concerts and his own solo show in Lagos, London and the US.
    And he's build a chain of businesses along the line. Adewale is the founder-CEO of First Class Entertainment, the Owner of TymeOut Lounge in Ikeja, Lagos, the Executive Producer of TymeoutWith Tee A and host of the Live 'N Naked series.
And it all started nearly two decades ago when, as a young man, Tee A found his talent, and developed it through exposure to Bill Cosby materials and invaluable support from comedy grand godfather Ali Baba.
   The comedian confirmed to close friends he's 'going all out' to 'thank God, my fans, clients, colleagues and supporters' for a wonderful and amazing 15 years.
We're told a DVD is in the works, as well as comedy concerts that'll hold in Lagos and Abuja.
The concerts, sources say, will be reminiscent of the old Live 'N Naked series, and will feature mostly Tee A materials from the past, present and future.
   'It's difficult to believe we've done 15 years already' Tee A tells us in a yet-to-be-published interview. 'It all looks like yesterday. But we must celebrate; we must use this opportunity to set a new agenda for the industry, and also challenge ourselves to move on to the next level...'
    He says: 'Yes we're doing a 3-in-1 event. But for now I'll leave you to continue guessing what these three elements are'.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Beyonce: Pregnant with First Child

Yeah!!! Beyonce is expecting her first child with hubby Jayz.

The29-year-old entertainer laid down the bombshell by showing off her
tiny baby bumb when she hit the carpet at 2011 MTV VMA's on Sunday(August28) at Nokia theatre LA live in Los Angeles.
she told the press:' I have a surprise'

Beyonce publicist later confirmed the news, telling people.com:' I am happy to say its true''

The child will be the first for the 29-year-old and her husband, rapper Jayz, who married in 2008.

 congrats to the parents-to-be!!!

2011 MTV Video Music Awards winners


Last night, the city of LA came alive. It was a glittering night of stars as the MTV Video Music Award came to town.

The award which was held at the prestigious Nokia theatre, Los Angeles saw great performances from the likes of Pitbull, Jessy J, and Adele.

The biggest winners of the night are Adele and Katy Perry, while Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Britany Spears also went home with awards.
See full lists below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
Katy Perry - Firework - WINNER
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise



BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Beyonce - Run The World (Girls)
Katy Perry - Firework
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
Lady Gaga - Born This Way - WINNER



BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green - F*** You
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All of the Lights
Justin Bieber - U Smile - WINNER



BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz - 6’7’
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All Of The Lights
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass - WINNER
Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On



BEST NEW ARTIST
Foster The People
Wiz Khalifa
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown
Tyler, The Creator - WINNER
Kreayshawn



BEST POP VIDEO
Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack - Give Me Everything
Britney Spears - Till The World Ends - WINNER



BEST ROCK VIDEO
The Black Keys - Howlin For You
Foo Fighters - Walk - WINNER
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Cage The Elephant - Shake Me Down



BEST COLLABORATION
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack - Give Me Everything
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All Of The Lights
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West- E.TWINNER
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake - Moment 4 Life



BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele - Rolling In The Deep - WINNER
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - E.T.
Lady Gaga - Judas
Kanye West - Power
Death Cab For Cutie - You Are A Tourist



BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyonce - Run The World (Girls) - WINNER
Britney Spears - Till The World Ends
Lady Gaga - Judas
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele - Rolling In The Deep - WINNER
Beyonce - Run The World (Girls)
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Thirty Seconds To Mars - Hurricane



BEST DIRECTION
Adele - Rolling In The Deep-WINNER
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry feat. Kayne West - E.T.
Thirty Seconds To Mars - Hurricane
Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise



BEST EDITING
Adele - Rolling In The Deep - WINNER
Katy Perry feat. Kayne West - E.T.
Thirty Seconds To Mars - Hurricane
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All Of The Lights
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math



BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - E.T. - WINNER
Kanye West - Power
Linkin Park - Waiting For The End
Chromeo - Don’t Turn The Lights On



BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Lady Gaga - Born This Way - WINNER
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry - Firework
Pink - F***** Perfect
Rise Against - Make It Stop
Taylor Swift 
- Mean

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Eminem Crowned 'King of Hip Hop Over Jay-z and Lil Wayne.

Rolling Stone revealed their list of the top rappers in the game right now.

Names on the list includes Jay-z, Lil Wayne,Kanye West and Drake.  Who was at the top? Eminem!

According to E News, this decision was based on a couple things albums released from 2009 to the present, albums sales, ranking on the R&B, hip-hop and rap charts, YouTube video views, social media, concerts grosses, awards and critics opinions.

Mr Marshall Mathers took the title based on his whooping album sales (7.5million during the time period) as well as YouTube views(13billion) and social media(44million facebook likes and 5millim twitter followers).

Below is the full Rolling stone list of top rappers:

1. Eminem
2. Lil Wayne
3. Drake
4. Kanye West
5. Jay-Z
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Rick Ross
8. Ludacris
9. Gucci Mane
10. T.I.
11. Snoop Dogg
12. Diddy
13. Pitbull
14. Fabolous
15. Wiz Khalifa
16. B.O.B.
17. Waka Flocka Flame
18. Lupe Fiasco
19. Kid Cudi
20. Big Boi

Jay-z, Kanye West's 'Watch The Throne' Breaks Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' iTunes Record

Sources say Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne broke the U.S. iTunes Store's one-week sales record last week when it sold nearly 290,000 downloads via the retailer through Sunday

"Throne surpasses the previous one-week iTunes record, set when Coldplay's 2008 album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends shifted 282,000 in its first week. (The album sold 288,000 total downloads in its first week, including sales from all other retailers.)

The set was exclusively available through iTunes from Aug. 8-11 before going on sale at all digital and physical retailers on Friday, Aug. 12.


Bare-breast protest at Ukraine trial


KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian women's group, Femen, took its distinctive brand of protest to the trial of ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Tuesday when two activists climbed atop a police wagon outside the court and bared their breasts.
The action by the group, whose activists regularly stage topless public protests to dramatise their causes, surprised scores of police who were keeping an eye on a nearby rally by pro-Tymoshenko supporters.
The pair clambered on to the roof of the prison van parked near the Kiev city centre courtroom, removed their blouses and jeered at police and the country's politicians who, they said, belonged inside the vehicle themselves.
"This vehicle is reserved for bandits ... the check-out is open," they called from on top of the vehicle before police finally climbed up and managed to carry them down.
The protest brought some light relief to the trial of Tymoshenko who is charged with abuse of office over a gas deal signed with Russia in 2009 when she was prime minister. The leadership of President Viktor Yanukovich says the deal saddled Ukraine with too high a price for its gas imports.
Femen regularly stages protests over women's rights and covers a range of causes from campaigning against sex tourism in Ukraine to the treatment of women in parts of the Middle East.
It takes up an anti-establishment position inside Ukraine and has been as critical of Tymoshenko's record as a politician in the past as it has of Yanukovich whose off-colour remarks about women have provided it with pretexts for protests.
Explaining Tuesday's action by Inna Shevchenko, 21, and Oksana Sachko, 23, Femen said it was against "the dirty in-fighting between two criminal gangs being presented to the people as a struggle between good and evil."
Femen activist Alexandra Shevchenko, who did not take part in the protest, said it was intended to remind Yanukovich's Party of the Regions that "when they put the opposition in jail the prison vans are also booked for them."
A spokesman for Kiev city police said the two young women had been detained for "hooliganism." They would either be given a warning or fined, he said.

Organizers Of Miss Nigeria Beauty Pageant Accuse New MBGN Queen Of Lying

Miss Taraba, Sylvia Nduka Wins MBGN 2011!
Sylvia Nduka, the current Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, in an interview granted to Sunday Vanguard's Allure said the reason she could not answer her question in the Q/A segment of the contest, was because of her lack of experience.

The reigning beauty queen claimed she'd never participated in a pagent or been on any stage before, that was why she was nervous.

The Organizers of Miss Nigeria Pageant saw the interview and have come to debunk her claim.

In an official statement, the organizers said Sylvia participated in the 2010 edition of Miss Nigeria Contest, where she represented Kaduna State after being selected in the Lagos zonal casting. She was said to be among the top 20 at the grand finale but did not make top 10.

The event was held at ThisDay Dome, Abuja on september 25, 2010.

Van Vicker Goes Into Movie Directing

Ghanaian born Nollywood actor Van Vicker, has revealed that he is set to produce and direct his first movie titled Distance.

The actor, in an interview, talked about his intentions and plans.

The movie is centered around two sisters, one is gifted, whereby if she touches you, she can have a premonition about you and what is going to happen.

Notable stars like actress, Stella Damasus, Ghanaian KofI Adjoriolo and Nadia Buhari featured in the movie.

Van joins the likes of Desmond Elliot and Uche Jumbo who have tried their hands in producing and directing at various times.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Nigeria's Karen Igho and Zimbabwe's Wendall Parson are The Winners Of Big Brother Amplified Show













Karen and Wendall were the two contestants who emerged winners in this year's Mnet Big Brother Africa (bb6) Amplified.

The finalist includes; Lomewe, Wendall, Vina, Sharon O, Luclay, Karen and Hanni. After 91 days in the house, the show came to a grand end last night with the prize money going to Karen and Wendall.

Karen and Wandall
Karen Igho who grew up in Jos, Plateau state Nigeria got the highest vote to win the crown. her victory makes it 3 in a row for Nigeria after Kelvin and Uti won two previous editions in 2009 and 2010 respectively

How africa voted
Karen: 6 country votes - Nigeria, Angola, Rest of Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania

Wendall: 4 country votes - Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya

Luclay: 2 country votes - South Africa, Botswana

Lomwe: 1 country vote - Malawi

Sharon O: 1 country vote - Uganda

Hanni: 1 country vote - Ethiopia

Vina: 0 Country Votes


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Nollywood Actor Ramsey Noah in Close a Call With Death

What would have become another death in Nollywood was averted recently.

This time, it was the news of light-skin actor Ramsey Noah sustaining serious injuries as he tries to perform a stunt in the shooting of a movie in faraway Ghana that almost throw the industry which has lost a couple of stars to the hands of death this year in too another round of mourning.

The actor was said to have fallen from a building and landed on a concrete floor seriously injuring himself in the process.
They were fears that he might have suffered internal bleeding as he complained of acute waist pains while being attended to by medical personal.

Other stars on the set include, Nana Ame Mcbrown, Nana Hayford, Beverly Afaglo, Roslyn Ngissah, among other accomplished actors.
The title of the movie is Hotel Babylon: Where Clothes are Naked and is directed by Kobi Dana