Month: June 2013
Victor Olalusi, a Nigerian Student emerged the best graduating student in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at the Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow with a cummulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0.
According to his friends, Olalusi previously had the best WAEC result in 2004, JAMB Best Science Student (JAMB score 322) in 2006, Cowbell Prize Award in 2006, made it on the Medcine First Merit list (OAU) in 2006, Highest OAU Post UME (score – 325) in 2006 and Snatched up a Federal Government Scholarship (Medicine and Surgery) in 2006. WoW, Impressive indeed!!!
Steve Forbes arrived Nigeria yesterday evening for the launch of EbonyLife TV on DSTV happening today; the 30th of June where he is to be Keynote Speaker.
The Editor-in-Chief of business magazine “Forbes Magazine” as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of its publisher, “Forbes Inc.” was received with excitement by Quintessential Naija Media Personality Mo Abudu and other members of the EbonyLife TV crew at the Eko Hotel.
The channel which can be found on DSTV; Channel 165 is set to change everything you think you know about Africa…… Stay Tuned.
Michelle Obama’s fashion choices may very well set her as one of the most stylish FLOTUS’ ever. The Stylish and Fab First Lady recently wore
a piece by the Nigerian designer Maki Oh, during her trip to South Africa. I love the mix of prints and colours – the mix of tiny prints with large block print on a flared skirt.
The shirt, from the Maki Oh Spring
Summer 2013 collection, features a
signature adire ‘tally’ print (an original
design by Maki), that was hand-painted onto silk chiffon panels as seen in the Look book pic below…… KEYS (for novinces): FLOTUS- First Lady Of The United States. Fab- fabulous.
Some of Naija music’s finest including Banky W, Olamide and lovebirds Tiwa Savage & Tee-Billz (yeah, they are an item now) turned out to celebrate Beat FM OAP Toolz at her surprise birthday dinner.
Wishing her many more years….
We are not so sure, but Lynnxxx and Dami were spotted recently on a beach house hanging out and from the look of it, having fun….
While one cannot confirm that these two are dating, I can say that these pictures say a lot about how close they are and I personally think they look good together, what do you think?
This just in, a lecturer at the Pioneer Northern Nigerian University, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Professor David Kolo has reportedly been fired by the University for sexually harassing female students.
This followed the endorsement of the
recommendation of a disciplinary
committee set up to investigate Professor Kolo of ABU’s Faculty of Education by the University’s Governing Council.
Prof. Kolo was earlier sentenced to two months imprisonment by a court in Jigawa State, after he was found guilty of attempting to force a female student to accept his sexual advances.
The student, who is a married woman, had through her husband informed security agents. An impeccable source, close to the ABU’s governing council, said the council had on Wednesday, during its meeting, approved the dismissal of the professor.
In his reaction to the whole episode, the chairman of ABU-ASUU, Dr. Muhammad Kabir Aliyu stated
“I heard about the setting up of the council committee and the invitation extended to the Professor, but I am not a member. We always advise our members not to engage in acts that would demean their character
and that of our organization. Therefore, we are not in any way happy with what the Professor did.”
Two Nigerians, Victor Oladipo & Giannis
Adetokunbo have been drafted into the
NBA this morning during the annual NBA draft event.
21 year old Victor Oladipo who played for the basketball team at Indiana University was taken in at Number 2 by the Orlando Magic while 18 yearold Adetokunbo selected out of Greece was the 15th pick, selected by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Both will hope to have successful NBA
careers like Hakeem “The Dream”
Olajuwon, who was the 1st pick of the ’84 draft….. Much luck guys!!!
The Dynamic and ever Entertaining Duo in their New Video “Personally”, paid tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, with Peter Okoye’s son, Cameron showing off some sweet and Amazing MJ moves along side comedic actor Osita Iheme.
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Word on the Street is that telecoms giant Etisalat in a bid to compete favouably with Glo (having Artists like P-Square and M.I) and MTN (who recently signed on Iyanya, Wizkid and Praiz) have opened their cash books and signed Eja Nla himself, D’banj a.k.a Koko Master a.k.a Mr Endowed to a deal worth a wooping sum of N250million.
The deal is expected to be announced
officially soon so I guess we can begin to expect more $25,000 suits from D’banj……
Just days after he crashed his Porsche
Panamera S in front of Oriental Hotel, Wizkid has bought another one!!!
Too much money!
The Superstar is most likely going to come under criticism from fans on social media, who would rather see him make a sizable donnation to OJB Jezreel.
Not Withstanding, Congratulations to Star Boy Wizzy!
Senators of the most Populated African Country (Nigeria) are rumoured to be the highest paid public servants in the world, especially in the legislative. Based on compiled reports, below is an alleged breakdown of senators’ salary and allowances in Nigeria….. Basic Salary (BS) = N2,484,245.50
Hardship Allowance: 50% of Basic Salary= N1,242,122.75.
Constituency allowance: 200% of BS =
Furniture Allowance: 300% of BS =
Newspaper allowance: 50% =
Wardrobe allowance: 25% = N621,061.37.
Recess Allowance: 10% = N248,424.55.
Accommodation: 200% = N4,968,509.00.
Utilities: 30% = N828,081.83.
Domestic Staff: 35% = N863,184.12.
Entertainment: 30% = N828,081.83.
Personal Assistance: 25% = N621,061.37.
Vehicle Maintenance Allowance: 75% =
Leave Allowance : 10% = N248,424.55
One off payments (Severance gratuity):
300% = N7,452,736.50. Motor Vehicle
Allowance: 400% of BS = N9,936,982.00.
Total per month = N29,479, 749.00.
[$190,192]. Note that US President Barack Obama gets paid $400,000 anually (a little over $30,000 a month)
Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie was spotted in her 15 million naira Lexus (a surprise gift from her husband Prince Odianosen Okojie with plate number “ODI WIFE”) at OJB’s Gbaja residence.
The mother of one who did not want photos of her taken, paid a visit to the sick Entertainer and according to reports made a generous donation towards his surgery in India which he has to have soonest if he is to live beyond 2 months….. Our prayers go out to him.
Naija’s Sweetheart Omotola stars alongside Kimberly Elise and Akon in her US TV debut on new drama series titled ‘Hit The Floor’ which aired last night on VH1. She had a small role but represented well and looked really beautiful playing Akon’s wife,
Omatelo at a fund raising party on the show. Quick question, what is Akon looking at in the 1st pic?#Lol. An excited Omotola tweeted about it yesterday.
UNILAG students say “Enough is Enough” with protest against alleged sexual harassment by lecturers (PHOTOS)!!!
Reports reaching me from Lagos is that students from the Creative Arts Department of the prestigious University of Lagos took to the streets to protest what they described as sexual harassment by their lecturers. The students, mostly females, displayed placards including one which said, “Must I sleep with you before I pass?” At the end of the protest, they moved to the Social Science department to register their grievances.
The school authority is yet to respond to these allegations so this is one news I very much intend to follow…..
Actress Nadia Buari and reality tv star /Actor Jim Iyke are still very much together and in love. Nadia posted this photo of herself and her
new boyfriend on her instagram page yesterday…to prove all is well between them. She wrote “#Life is a beautiful journey for all those who are willing to
#live and #love!
Chika Ike as a Nollywood Actress has garnered fame and fortune especially after her drastic decision to get a haircut for a movie role. In a recent episode of “Rubbin’ Minds” with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (former BBA housemate), the Naija Diva talks about her love life, career, fears and what to expect from her soon.
My attention however was caught when she stated “I would not want to talk about my experience with early marriage and spousal abuse cos when you get married, things happen along the line and you ask yourself if it is something you can take. Everybody has their share of experience in
marriage. I don’t like talking about it because I’m trying to get over it. The next man I will marry? I am not sure I am going to get married but if I eventually do, I will just let go and allow God to guide me. But if it does not work out, happiness is all that matters. I cannot sacrifice my happiness for anybody”. Did You Know Chika Ike;
1) starred in her first movie role as an extra in 2005.
2) cries sometimes when she reads false, offensive and antagonizing rumors, stories and critique about herself online.
3) plans to grow back her hair as soon as possible.
4) admits that she prefers the ‘Asaba’ straight-to-DVD movies because they are more commercially successful than those that go straight to cinema.
42-year-old hip hop artist Fat Joe (real name Joseph Cartagena) has just been ordered as of yesterday to spend 4 months behind bars in federal prison for failing to pay more than $1 MILLION in income taxes. As TMZ previously reported, Joe pled guilty (therefore reducing his supposed 2 year sentence) back in December to stiffing “Uncle Sam” on a boatload of income taxes for over $3.3 million earned in the years 2007 and 2008 from three companies, including Somerville, N.J.-based Terror Squad Production Inc
and Miramar Music Touring, which he owned…… U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor gave the Bronx-born rapper credit for paying $718,000 in back
taxes prior to his sentencing and for his charitable work.
The fact that the court received more than 60 letters on his behalf, including one from Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz, who cited Cartagena’s efforts to donate computers to local schools aided in minimizing the magnitude of his sentancing.
Cartagena apologized to his family and friends, saying he let them down. He said his 6-year-old daughter was being taunted in school by classmates who said her father was going to jail.
“There was a lot going on in the years that I didn’t file my taxes, but it was my responsibility,” he said. His attorneys had asked for probation in light of the three-month prison sentence handed down to hip hop artist Lauryn Hill in May on similar tax charges but alas, he still got the can and is scheduled to report to prison by August 26.
One would assume an internationally acclaimed rapper of Rick Ross’ calibre should know the difference between a country & a continent.
His twitter followers went in on him for mistaking the Continent of Africa for a country.
See some hilarious fan replies to his tweet below:
D’banj rocked his stage with Olamide, Kaywsitch, Naeto C, South Africa’s
Mafikizolo, Congolese superstar Fally Ipupa and American rapper 2 Chainz (Including a couple of Nigeria’s biggest acts) on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the DKM Concert in Lagos hosted by comedian AY Makun and media personality Toolz….. See photos below.