Saturday, 7 December 2013

End of an era! Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African Government has announced the death of Nelson Mandela. South African president Jacob Zuma announced that the former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary passed away peacefully in the company of his family in his home in Johannesburg around 8:50 on Dec. 5th. He was 95 years old.

His death marks the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa forever. What a man! May his soul rest in peace, amen.

President Jacob Zuma said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK. Rest in peace, Madiba!

Monday, 18 November 2013

MTV EMAs: Miley Cyrus smokes weed on stage, Iggy Azalea suffers wardrobe malfunction

There’s never a dull moment at any MTV award show.

At this year’s Europe Music Awards which went down in Amsterdam on November 10, 2013, Pop singer/actor Miley Cyrus and rapper Iggy Azalea gave more than fans expected to see.

First off was the Aussie rapper who suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet showing off her genitals, yup that’s shockingly right! The pervs had a field day staring at her ‘dignity‘.

And then there’s our dear Miley who surprised us (but probably disappointed some) as she de-activated twerk mode. She did however smoke a spliff of what looked like marijuana on stage as she accepted her award for ‘Best Video‘.

Hey, it’s very much legal to smoke weed in Amsterdam, so we’re not sweating Miley. That would be wrong…

Ladies, would you buy this swimsuit for N160M?

he newly crowned Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela kicked off her duties right away in Moscow by donning a jewel-studded swimming costume valued at $1m (N1,600,000).

As the new face of an Italian lingerie company, Isler, 25, rocked the white cut-away swimming costume featuring an emerald pendant and swirls of diamonds and rubies, with a fur boa wrapped around the hips.

Can you buy lingerie worth N160m?

25-year old Ugandan launches social networking platform

A 25-year old Ugandan Computer Science graduate, Julius Sseremba has launched a social networking platform called Elitehive.

Designer Emmy Collins and Linda Ikeji’s sister in twitter battle

Popular designer and ‘part-time’ blogger Emmy Collins is well noted for his overly controversial write-ups, and his inclination to throw jabs at unsuspecting ‘victims’ on his blog ‘Diary by Emmy’.

Actors O.C Ukeje and Lala Akindoju in romantic relationship?

Popular actor O.C Ukeje and dramatic/theatre artiste Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju are currently in a romantic relationship, NET has learnt.

Robbie Williams: ‘Miley Cyrus will end up in rehab’

Robbie Williams. Photo: Bangshowbiz

Robbie Williams fears the current interest in Miley Cyrus and the fame she has achieved could have a detrimental effect on her.

The ‘Candy’ hitmaker – who has done two stints in rehab himself – is concerned for the wellbeing of the 20-year-old singer and is worried the staggering level of fame she has achieved could have a negative effect on her.

Nicolas Cage sex photos stolen

Sex photos of Nicolas Cage and ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton have reportedly been stolen from her home and a handyman has been arrested in connection with the crime.

PHOTOS: Beyoncé, Eminem, Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus, others win big at MTV EMA 2013

On Sunday November 10, the 2013 edition of MTV EMA was held at Ziggo Dome Amsterdam.

Rapper Eminem topped the list with two wins, also nabbing Best Hip Hop artiste and thus securing an even stronger hold on his title as the artiste with the most EMAs ever. His surprise performance of ‘Berzerk’ made fans in the Ziggo Dome go exactly that – berserk! – as he unexpectedly emerged from a giant boombox mid-show, and demonstrated his lyrical dominance with a performance of ‘Rap God’.

Mikel Obi, Victor Moses shortlisted for 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year

John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses at the AFCON finals

Nigeria’s Super Eagles players John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses have both been shortlisted for the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

Goodluck Jonathan splashes N47m on Golden Eaglets

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given out a total of N47M to the Golden Eaglets team for their victory at the 2013 Under-17 World Championship.

Mikel Obi, Vincent Enyeama, 3 other Nigerians for CAF African Player of the Year

Vincent Enyeama

Super Eagles players John Obi Mikel, skipper Vincent Enyeama, Emmanuel Emenike, Sunday Mba, and Ahmed Musa have all been shortlisted for this year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Player of the Year award.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Sad news ladies: Sexy bachelor Idris Elba is taken!

Idris Elba is now officially dating hair and make-up artist Naiyana Garth

Sad sad news ladies, the UK hunk is officially taken!

The 41-year-old actor is currently dating hair and make-up artist Naiyana Garth. Elba was pictured with Naiyana at this week’s Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge’s Hotel in London. They looked cosy together of course.

Reports say the couple have been dating for several months but their affair just became public.

‘They’ve been together for a few months but it’s really ramped up recently. They get on brilliantly and she’s a real hit with his family and friends’, a source told The Sun:

Generally known as a ladies man, Elba is one of the most sought after bachelors in the world.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: #Backinbusiness D’banj signs endorsement deal with Globacom

The Pop star has inked his second endorsement deal with the Nigerian telecommunications company after weeks of deliberations

NET has reliably confirmed that Dapo ‘D’banj’ Oyebanjo has signed a multi-million Naira brand endorsement deal with Globacom Nigeria.

‘His vision has not aligned with ours’, Mavin releases statement on Wande Coal’s exit

After several months of silence Mavin Records have finally released a statement over the exit of one of its prominent acts, Wande Coal.

Wande Coal finally joins list of Globacom ambassadors

Wande Coal

Wande Coal has joined the towering list of Globacom ambassadors, the Pop singer has confirmed this through his Twitter.

Wizkid’s girlfriend Tania Omotayo involved in car accident

Wizkid‘s girlfriend Tania Omotayo says she was involved in a car accident which could have killed her.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde honoured at Music Video and Screen Awards

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was honoured at the recently held Music Video and Screen Awards (MVISA) at the seventh Birmingham International Film Festival.

The Nollywood actress received the Ebony Vanguard Award for an impressive movie career which she debuted in 1995. Omotola looked stunning in her Roooi couture dress.

The event was held at ICC conference centre in Birmingham and hosted by actor, Chukky Venn and Actress, Lorna Laidlaw.

‘Omotola is not only one of the most influential people in the world, she is indeed one of the most inspiring’, Dean Alexander, founder of the festival and Award said.

More photos below…

Rita Dominic, Lynn Whitfield appointed Africa International Film Festival ambassadors

Rita Dominic has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

Rita was announced alongside Emmy award winning Hollywood actress Lynn Whitfield, as ambassadors for the film festival which kicks off soon in Calabar.

Clarence Peters’ mom Clarion Chukwura returns to acting

Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwura is back on set with the movie ‘Hustlers’.

In the Elvin Chuks movie, the veteran actress who’s the mother of director Clarence Peters, comes alive with the role of a materialistic mother who aims at using her daughter, Mercy Johnson Okojie to pave way out of poverty. Together with Nse Ikpe Etim, Mercy blends to her mother’s wish in the city life survival.

The actress says the movie is challenging but irresistible. ‘I had already taken a break in the movie industry, when Elvis gave me a brief summary about the movie; I said in my mind that there is nothing challenging about it. Not until he brought the script and I read through it, I was amazed at the impeccable themes, characterization, plot and the rest, I couldn’t help but say yes’.

Other cast members include IK Ogbonna, Chelsea Eze and Paul Sambo.

PHOTOS: 2face, Sound Sultan, Omawumi, Chidinma visit HipTV as channel debuts on DSTV

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 HipTV began airing on DSTV and GOTV. The urbane music and lifestyle channel has launched as a full-fledged 24-hour channel.

Celebrity and friends visited the Smooth Promotions office to congratulate the company; they include DJ Jimmy JATT, 2face Idibia, Sound Sultan, DJ Humility, Illbliss, Modenine, Chidinma, Omawumi, Dammy Krane. Others included Tee A, Efe Omorogbe, Ayo Shonaiya, Tony ‘Don T’ Anifite, Steve Ayorinde, Sunday Are, Kingsley James and more.

Check out photos from the hangout below…

‘I’m not pregnant, I ate too much puff puff’, Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is not pregnant, at least that’s what she says.

The Pop singer was as one of the music performers at comedian Tee-A‘s ‘Tymeout With Tee-A’ concert, on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Tiwa refuted the stories being reported by several blogs that she’s expecting baby number one.

Comedienne Princess denies pregnancy rumours

Princess and hubby, Adeshola Jeremiah on their wedding day on May 8, 2013, file photo

Speaking with NET in a telephone conversation, the recently-married entertainer says the pregnancy reports disgust her.

‘I don’t understand how people just go ahead to write a story without confirming it. Before I got married, they said I was pregnant and that that was the reason for getting married. Now that I am married, they won’t allow me have peace in my marriage. My husband was the one who called my attention to the publication. Ask Seun Oloketuyi and Ali Baba who have seen me in recent times if I was looking pregnant to them’, Princess said.

Princess and her hubby, Adeshola Jeremiah got married on May 8, 2013.

Psquare Wedding: Peter Okoye’s fiancée Lola Omotayo holds bachelorette party

Peter Okoye and fiancée Lola Omotayo have been quite secretive with their wedding plans. The November 17, 2013 traditional wedding, NET has confirmed will take place at the Arc Events Centre in Lekki.

It has also been reported that comedian Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and TV host Helen Paul have been selected to anchor the event.

Arrangements are said to be in top gear as Peter is leaving no stone unturned to make the day an unforgettable one. It is also indicated that only a few celebs will be invited for the wedding, particularly those in the A-list and B-list categories.

On August 6, 2013, Peter proposed to Lola in a grand style, presenting her with a brand new Range Rover Evoque, bouquet of flowers, a hand written sign and a stunning diamond ring.

Together, the couple have two children, four year old Cameron and nine months old Aliona.

A surprise bachelorette party was held last night October 26, 2013 for Omotayo, attended by close friends.

Check out more photos below…

#Musicinabottle: Star launches ‘The Rock Star’

2face Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Lynxxx with Nigerian Breweries executives at the launch of Star's new bottle

It was an electrifying atmosphere as celebrities and lovers of music all turned out to party as Star lager beer launched its new look Star Music bottle.

Hosted by rapper, Lynxxx, the event which held at The Marquee, within the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday October 6, 2013 saw in attendance a number of celebrities including musicians 2face Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Beverly Naya, Toni Kan, Dr SID, Bez, Vector, Efa, Tunde Ednut,  and DJ Xclusive.

Also at the unveiling were actor O.C Ukeje, renowned photographer Kelechi Amadi-Obi, OAPs Yaw, Gbemi and Toke Makinwa and comedian Teju Babyface amongst others.

The star-studded event saw performances from ‘Eminado‘ singer Tiwa Savage, and pop king 2face Idibia who thrilled the audience with some of their hit songs.

The new Star music bottle tagged ‘The Rock Star‘, according to the marketing director for Nigeria Breweries, Walter Drench is a limited edition designed for music lovers, as it aims to bring music to the ‘palms’ of consumers.

Guests at the event also got to take home free bottles of the new look star lager beer.......See more photos after cut

Rita Ora joins Snoop Lion, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry for MTV EMA

Rita Ora

Two-time EMA nominee and British singer Rita Ora, is the latest addition to the list of artists billed to perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards.

Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Cece Winans, others for The Experience 2013

International gospel singers Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams are some of the artists headlining this year’s edition of the gospel music concert, The Experience -  an Interdenominational gospel concert that features both local and international gospel artistes.

Three Nigerian models make the list as Africa’s Next Top Model debuts on TV

Nigerian upcoming models Joyce, Omowunmi and Opeyemi are among the top 12 finalists who made the cut for the first ever edition of fashion reality TV show Africa’s Next Top Model.

Chiwetel Ejiofor hinted to star in Star Wars Episode 7

These are certainly good times for award-winning British/Nigeria actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, as the ‘Half of a yellow sun’ star is fast becoming one of the most sought-after actors in the American film industry.

Cheating Rumours: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are doing ‘great’

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are doing ‘great’ despite the emergence of new photos of him cosying up to his ‘Focus‘ co-star Margot Robbie in a photo booth at a New Orleans party last month.

Jennifer Lopez has never had plastic surgery

Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Bangshgowbiz

The ‘Dance Again’ hitmaker has hit back after a British plastic surgeon, Ayham Al-Ayoubi, suggested she ‘showed many signs‘ of having work done to her face. The 44-year-old star was clearly unimpressed with his medical opinion and tweeted: ‘@DrAyoubi Sorry Sir, but I have never had plastic surgery of any kind. #fact’

Justin Bieber faces arrest for graffiti in Brazil

Justin Bieber

Police officers reportedly paid a visit to the mansion the singer has been renting in Rio De Janeiro in an attempt to quiz the ‘Boyfriend’ singer after he was photographed defacing the side of a £23m hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning November 5, 2013.

DMX arrested for the (we lost count) time

DMX. Photo: Rhymestreet

Rapper Earl Simmons aka DMX has been arrested outside a South Carolina airport for driving with a suspended license and without a vehicle tag and insurance.

According to the reports, Spartanburg County Detention Center confirms that the controversial rapper was arrested on Monday, November 4, 2013 by Airport police who are very familiar with Simmon’s notorious arrest history.

DMX spent hours in jail before posting a $1,335 bond on the charges.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Three men gang rape 15 year old girl in Lagos

Three men have allegedly gang-raped a 15-year old girl at the Ikorodu area of Lagos, as the police are alleged to be threatening the victim’s parents to settle the matter out of court.

The state government had earlier blamed the police for frustrating rape cases by threatening victims and their families to withdraw their cases. Two of the men have been arraigned at one of the newly established Family Courts in Ikeja for allegedly raping the girl.

The suspects are being tried by the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, OPD, while the third suspect is still at large. It was learnt that the victim was lured to No 23, Fola Mustapha Street, in Ajegunle area of Ikorodu by her classmate (name withheld), a 16-year old girl, on the pretext that she wanted to return a text book which she had earlier borrowed from the victim.....

KCEE features D’banj, Don Jazzy on starstudded debut album + view tracklist

KCEE-Take-Over cover art

Talk about doing it big – KCEE‘s debut solo album is one hell of a starstudded LP. The Pop star gathers some of the biggest (and relevant) contemporary Nigerian artistes to deliver a long awaited album after blessing fans with hit after hit.

D’banj, Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido, Timaya, Flavour and Phyno are all featured on the album which fields 19 songs including a remix of ‘Pull over’ featuring the Mavin Records boss and the StarBoy Ent. act.

Interestingly, KCEE’s supposed second single ‘Okprekete‘ and ‘Okprekete‘ remix feat Davido are excluded from the album. The first single ‘Had it being I know‘ still makes the final cut.

All songs were produced by Del B except tracks 3, 9, 16 (produced by Black Jersy), 19 (co-produced by Jo Pee) and 10 by his manager Soso Soberekon..............See tracklist after cut

Dennis Okike wins Gulder Ultimate Search season 10


29-year old University graduate Dennis Okike has emerged the winner of the 10th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search.

Actress Ufuoma Ejenobor gets her first endorsement deal

Ufuoma Ejenobor has signed her first endorsement deal – with cosmetic company Total Beauty Skin Care.

The excited Nollywood star posted a picture on her Instagram with the comment, ‘Finally signed my contract as the face of Total Beauty‘.

Total Beauty Skin Care is run by C.E.O Ifeoma Abajue.

NET EXCLUSIVE: Lagos, Ogun States donate N3.5m to Pa Kasumu

The governments of Lagos and Ogun States have made a N3.5million donation to help ailing Yoruba actor Kayode Odumosu popularly called Pa Kasumu.

Ice Prince, Olamide sign endorsement deals with Etisalat

Etisalat Nigeria has unveiled their first set of ambassadors – rapper Panshak ‘Ice Prince’ Zamani and Olamide Adedeji have signed endorsement deals with the telecommunications company.

‘I’m just visiting’, Zara returns to Nigeria, attends Iyanya’s birthday

Zara Gretti is currently in Nigeria – the ailing Pop singer who’s been in the US for over a year treating Multiple Sclerosis returned a few weeks ago to Lagos to meet with her family.

Anselm Madubuko’s wife Emmy Kosgei three-months pregnant?

Apostle Anslem Madubuko and Emmy Kosgei at their white wedding. Photo: Twitter

 Award-winning singer, Emmy Kosgei-Madubuko is allegedly three-months pregnant for her husband, Apostle Anselm Madubuko just after two months of their marriage.

Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Seyi Shay, Waje, DammyKrane – all the backstage photos from Felabration 2013

This year’s Felabration festival attracted quite a number of music artistes who thrilled the crowd with terrific performances.

Check out some exclusive backstage photos of Femi Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Ky-Mani Marley, Wizkid and many more ….

DJ Crème’s six month-old son survives surgery

DJ Crème de la Crème’s six-month-old baby has successfully survived an infant Hernia surgical procedure at Getrude’s children hospital.

The Kenyan Epic Nation DJ appealed for prayers as his son prepared to undergo surgery.

After Jamari’s surgery on Tuesday, October 30, 2013, George Njuguna aka DJ Crème shared pictures of his family and thereafter, took them to Mutula Kilonzo’s Maanzoni Lodge to celebrate.

DJ Crème and his wife welcomed their first and only child, Jamari in April 2013.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Davido doing music ‘for only 10 years’, going into Oil and Gas in 2014


Davido says he won’t be doing music for more than 10 years.

Speaking with Jayne Augoye of Punch Newspaper, David Adeleke said that he would have turned 30-years-old then and would be ‘free to rest’.

‘Officer’ Nicki Minaj showed up half nude for Halloween [PHOTOS]

Officer Minaj is here, who wants to get cuffed?

The rapper wore this ‘outfit’ for Halloween and went partying in NY with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. More photos below…

Iyanya gets X-rated 27th birthday cake

Cakes by Tosan’s special design for Iyanya’s 27th birthday is all kinds of sexy.

The X-Rated cake is daring and naughty – and everyone’s talking about it. No one’s complaining though!

More pictures below….

Tiwa Savage, Peter Okoye plan November weddings

Peter Okoye and Tiwa SavagePeter Okoye and Tiwa Savage

November must be the new month of love as two of Nigeria’s most notable celebrity couples are prepping up to be joined in holy matrimony.

Delectable singer Tiwa Savage is getting married to her manager-fiance Tunji ‘T-Billz’ Balogun; so is Peter Okoye, one half the famous duo, Psquare who’s warming to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend and baby-mama, Lola Omotayo. While the First Lady of Mavin Records and her beau picked November 23, 2013 as their wedding date, Peter and Lola will be moving on with their November 17, 2013 date to have their traditional marriage.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to speak at ‘World Innovation Summit For Education’

Actress and singer, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Photo- KATE PETERS

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde will be speaking at this year’s World Innovation Summit For Education (WISE) holding in Doha, Qatar from October 29, 2013 to October 31, 2013.

Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke to perform at 2013 MTV EMA

Two-time EMA winner Snoop Dogg (aka Snoopzilla) and ‘blurred lines’ hit-maker/EMA nominee Robin Thicke have been added to the list of artists performing at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards.