Saturday, December 20, 2014

2Face, Madinga to host 2014 All Africa Music Award

Two of the best out of Africa, have been announced by the International Committee of All Africa Music, AFRIMA, to host the 2014 edition of the AFRIMA awards. They are Democratic Republic of Congo “French speaking hottest” female broadcaster and music presenter, Madinga Sona Maria and Nigerian legendary contemporary music star, 2Face Idibia. The two are the co-host of AFRIMA award ceremony holding in Lagos Nigeria on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the prestigious grand ballroom of Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Federal High Court Seize Olusegun Obasanjo's Book "My Watch"

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has appealed against the order given by a Federal Capital Territory High Court judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, that security agents, including the police and men of the Department of State Service, should confiscate his latest autobiography, My Watch.

The judge had given this order after the ex-president went ahead on Tuesday in Lagos to present the book to the public, in disobedience to the court’s restraining injunction.  

 Justice Ashi also gave the former president a 21-day ultimatum to explain why he should not be punished for flouting the court order.  

 However, Obasanjo, in his appeal, argued that he was in no way “daring the court” as widely reported by some national newspapers, describing such publication as misleading.

Photos: Work In Progress – World Record Breaking #StarBottleTree

 Nigeria’s leading beer brand, STAR has commenced the building of the largest bottle tree in the world made with 3000 beer bottles at Eko Atlantic Bar Beach Stretch, Victoria Island, venue of the much anticipated Lagos Countdown 2014.
The STAR Bottle Tree will stand, as an iconic landmark shining on into the New Year 2015.
A first of its kind in the country, the Star Tree symbolizes the greatness of the Nigerian spirit personified by Star Lager, the country's first indigenous beer brand.
The Star Tree, when finished will break the current World Record of 1000 beer bottles being held by the Chinese in the city of Shanghai for being the first tree made with 3000 beer bottles.
Fans and lovers of innovation were not left out in the process of building the Tree as they submitted empty bottles for the record-breaking feat.
Follow conversations on social media, using the hashtags #ShineInto2015 #StarBottleTree

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Nigerian writer and filmmaker Chris Ihidero has debuted an international Nollywood project to celebrate and document the Nigerian movie industry.


Built as an information centre for everything Nollywood, the initiative kicks off today, with the launch of True Nollywood Stories - a 24 hour digital magazine available on web, mobile, radio and TV.


Himself a critically-acclaimed story teller, with over - hours of film to his name, Ihidero says TNS will tell the story of the world's third largest film industry and it's people the way it has never been told.


He says "It’s been almost a decade now since I began my engagement with Nollywood. Our affair started on a wrong footing. I dismissed Nollywood without knowing it enough to understand and appreciate it. I know better now. In spite of its many inadequacies it is a truly phenomenal artistic expression that deserves worthy praise and empowering criticism."


"TNS is an entertaining and informative platform that reflects the innovative and dynamic spirit of Nollywood", he says, adding that  "In no time, TNS will become the leading global entertaining and informative one-stop resource platform for news, views, reviews, previews and general information about Nollywood.”

The website debuts with a community of respected columnists including Onoshe Nwabuikwu, Ufuoma MCDermott , Ali Abubakar Sadiq, Nkiru Njoku, Oris Aigbokhaevbolo, Segun Odejimi, Fidelis Duker, Funmi Aluko, Ihidero himself and many more. 

Chris Ihidero has worked as a Literature lecturer at Lagos State University, an actor with BBC radio, a columnist for Guardian Newspapers and Chief Operating Officer of the acclaimed Amaka Igwe Studios. His short film Big Daddy won the Special Jury Award and Best Editing Award” at the 2012 In-Short International film festival.

True Nollywood Stories is produced by PinPoint Media, for more on the exclusive digital magazine visit

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Yinka Ayefele, Yaw, Gordons set for Yinka Ayefele Live at Muson Center

Yinka Ayefele Live!!!

Gordons. The Marina Choir, Spirit of the Drum, and Yaw

Venue: Muson Centre, 
Date: Dec.7
Time: 7pm

-Table for 8= N350,000 (+ Dinner)
-Vip = N10,000 (+Drinks) 

For reservations call 08062340000, 09099725056.     

Proceeds goes to Spinal cord injury patients and orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi.

Please kindly rbc to save a nerve

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Lagos| Nigeria: Olanrewaju Fasasi, one of the most versatile talents in the Nigerian creative industry has been announced as the creative director for the 7th edition of Hennessy Artistry’s VIP finale.


Popularly called Sound Sultan, the Naija Ninjas CEO who jointly premiered the All-Star comedy film, “Head Gone” with brother, Baba Dee on Saturday, November 22, 2014 will bring to this year’s finale an all-new look and feel with groundbreaking scenery and performances.


Sultan is a graduate of Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University with almost two decades under his belt as a creator and performer. As a singer, he boasts of endless hits, including the classics JagbajantisBush Meat, Light Up Naija, Orobo, Area, Natural Something and Kokose. He has also worked on successful movie projects including Campus queen, Last girl standing, Law student, Silver lining among many others. 


Brand Manager, Hennessy Nigeria, Lere Awokoya says, “Sound Sultan is an Artiste with a sound mind, who has a knack for creativity and an experience in showbiz. I had one meeting with him and I was sold – he really gets what Hennessy Artistry is about and what we are trying to achieve – I am confident in our decision to run with him ”


The Hennessy Artistry grand finale, holds at the Landmark Event centre in Victoria Island, Lagos on December 6, 2014 and will see Sound Sultan script the whole show as well as coordinate choreographic performances for the finale.


The concert will Hennessy Artistry 2014 headliners, 2Face and Wizkid as well as supporting acts, Reminisce, Skales, Shaydee, Orezi, Yung L, Endia, Yung GreyC, RunTown.


Sultan comments, “I am thrilled to be this year’s Hennessy Artistry creative director. Past finale concerts have been very impressive but with me and my team on this year’s project, it is going to be one memorable event!”


Following the tradition from past years, guests will also enjoy special performances from guest artistes as well as super DJ collabos from some of the hottest DJs in the entertainment scene.


Since this year’s official kick off with headliners, 2Face and Wizkid, Hennessy Artistry has wowed lovers of music and the media space with first-of-its-kind activities as well as notable performances from some of Nigeria’s finest within and outside the country.


Past Hennessy Artistry finales have featured great performances from MI, Naeto C, Dbanj, Eldee, Banky W, Wande Coal, Phyno, Chidinma, Seyi Shay, Burna Boy, Kay Switch among many others.

Most talked about #BandAidXmas returns to stage this December at Muson

Iye Arts Foundation and Majmua Theatre present BAND AID, The Christmas edition.

Written and Directed by: Abiodun Kassim
Music By : Femi Leye
Starring : Demilade Olubanwo, Adesua Etomi, Patrick Diabuah, Tosin Oluwadare, Tosin Gregory, Tuke Morgan, John Paul Ochei, Toyin Oshinnaike

DATE: 12th December
VENUE: Muson Centre
TICKETS: REG (3, 500) V.I.P (6,000)

Tickets available online at or call Tosin on 0802 506 2682

After a successful first outing in May 2014 where it garnered alot of great reviews, BAND AID is here again bigger and better with a "christmasy" twist.

The Yuletide season is here, Christmas is in the air, a group of friends in a band meet and are attracted to the same girl, she ends up helping them face their fears, little did they know that she needed more help than they did.

Share this witty, comical and musical experience with friends and family this Christmas season.

Watch tit bits from Band Aid in May

MAJMUA THEATRE is an entertainment company, passionate about Nigerian theater.
Their aim is to add their significant quota to bringing Nigerian theater to par with its foreign counterparts.

ÌYÈ arts foundation is a charity organization that is set to create awareness and enlightenment on the importance of arts education for children and young adults

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All is set for a Stage Play 'ABURI 67' Every Sunday in December at Terra Kulture

After two coups and several riots, the country's military hierarchy has been turned upside down and no leader is recognised by all. Two ex-colleagues disagree over who should lead the military and hence the country?
Is war inevitable? A national conference is called but abandoned after more riots. A nation is perched on the precipice and the leaders scramble to dialogue. Yet, no location within the country is considered safe by all sides.
The newly installed military leader in Ghana comes to the nation's rescue. He offers a meeting venue that all sides consider safe. A date is confirmed and all leaders convene. The outcome will either make or break a nation. Watch Aburi '67 to find out what happened and if the issues discussed still resonate in today's Nigeria.
A stage performance based on the Aburi Accord of 1967, developed through improvisation ... told with music, dance and drama.
Directed by: Ola Opesan
Produced by: Ikenna Jude Okpala
Date: Every sunday in december 2014
Venue: Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage street, Victoria Island
Tickets: 3,000
For more info: 07036521607:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Verve Partners Access Bank On The Launch Of Persona Card

Verve, Africa’s leading integrated payments card brand today felicitated with Access bank Plc. on the introduction of the new Verve debit card.

The bank joins a growing list of Nigerian financial institutions adopting the innovative personalised debit card.
Powered by Verve, a payment solution from Interswitch transnational, this new card called Persona, will function like every other debit card, but gives customers the opportunity to customise their debit cards with pictures of their choice.

Speaking at the launch event, CEO, Verve International, Charles Ifedi said:
We are excited about this new model of cards and we commend Access bank for this step. We believe that by letting customers choose what picture should be on their debit cards, we have given them the freedom to express themselves on their debit cards and truly own these cards”

 Also speaking at the event, CEO Access Bank Plc. Herbert Wigwe said:

 “Persona is more than just a card, it avails customers the opportunity to be who they want to be. This is truly where the future is headed, and it is inspired by you.
We will not stop thanking those who have been on this journey with us so far and we welcome the teeming numbers of customers who are coming on board every day”

The event, which held on Friday, 7 November 2014 at The Access Recreation Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, had in attendance, CEO, Verve International, Charles Ifedi, Managing Director, Access Bank Plc. Herbert Wigwe, Group Head, Channels Services, Access Bank, Segun Ogbonnewo, Head, Card Products, Access Bank, Justin Ijeh and many more.

Friday, October 31, 2014

#GUSTheMission: Chinedu Ubachukwu Wins Gulder Ultimate Search Season 11

Chinedu Ubachukwu has emerged winner of the 11th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search. image Chinedu beat the two other finalists Cosy Joe & Afolabi Emmanuel to the ultimate prize by being the only person to complete the final task of retrieving the General’s War Helmet. This victory came after the 24-year-old graduate of Petroleum & Gas at University of Port Harcourt successfully navigated his way through the forest and managed to row his canoe across the heavy currents of Aguleri River.   The other two warriors failed in their bids to get to the mysterious destination across the waters.   image image With this achievement, the native of Anambra State will exchange the treasure for a whopping N10million and a brand new SUV.   image image As soon as Chinedu located & retrieved the General’s War Helmet, anchorman Chidi Mokeme inducted him into the exclusive Order of Heroes as the 11th “Ultimate Man”.   image

The other finalists will get cash prizes for the positions they finished in.  

On the other hand, Otto Canon has won the Viewers’ Choice award, thus becoming the proud owner of a brand new SUV in addition to the prize money he gets for being the 3rd runner up.  

 Samantha Appi, the Last Woman Standing also gets a reward of a brand new 2014 Urban Ford Ecosport SUV in addition to the prize money for being a contestant on the show.

The Winner's Party will take place at Women Development Centre, Awka on the 1st of November 2014 at 5pm.

To get an invite, follow the conversation on social media #GUSTheMission   image

The reality show began with a total of 14 contestants, 7 of whom are male: Iwuoha Ikenna, 24, from Imo State; Nwagboso Joshua, 27 from Abia State; Emedike Ikenna, 28, from Anambra State; Nne Cosy Joe, 28, Rivers State; Ubachukwu Chinedu, 24, from Anambra State; Otto Canon Chimenem, 25, from Rivers State; and Afolabi Emmanuel Olusegun, 29, from Lagos State.   The 7 female contestants are: Iroh Noela, 25, from Imo State; Appi Samantha, 25, from Bayelsa State; Erijakpor Loretta, 30, from Delta State; Robinson Sharon, 26, from Delta State; Eriata Blessing Ese, 21, from Edo State; Addoh Evi, 22, from Delta State and Nwagbagiro Sandra, 25, from Anambra State.

Watch the Season Finale of Gulder Ultimate Search XI here

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Photos: Dora The Explorer's Fun Day In Lagos

Favourite Nickelodeon character, Dora The Explorer was in Lagos recently for the launch of the new Nick channels on DSTV, Nick JR. and NickToons. 

The kiddies heroine paid surprise visits to radio stations around Lagos to the delight of those present. Kids were not left out of the fun as they took pictures and had fun with Dora. See photos below:  

Event Alert: @DianaBada & D'Expressions live at La Taverna VI on Friday 31/10/14

diana bada

It's another Special Night Out as

Boulevard Entertainment brings to you...

Diana Bada & the funky soul band, D'expressions Live on stage!! On the 31st of October 2014 (Friday) At La Taverna from 7pm -10pm

Guest performances by Empress & Sledge Da Hawker (It's Vibrant acoustic sounds all the way!)

Come and enjoy some cool music as well as delicious cuisine from a Chilean fused continental menu, tasty Pizza's, a good wine selection and why not a chilled pint of Beer?

We guarantee it's goin to be fun!

La Taverna is @ 48 Balarabe Musa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

You are invited, See you there! The B.E Team

Monday, October 27, 2014

#GUSTheMission: Samantha Appi Emerges Last Woman Standing On Gulder Ultimate Search XI

Samantha Appi has emerged as ‘The Last Woman Standing' of Gulder Ultimate Search 11 after Evi Addoh got evicted for giving up during the ‘Bucket Trap’ task.

The title of Last Woman Standing comes with a new urban 2014 Ford EcoSport SUV in addition to the prize money for the position that she eventually finishes in.

Evi’s eviction came as a result of her failing the ‘Bucket Trap’ task, which involved a contestant pulling a bucket of sand weighing exactly 30% of their body weight and keeping it from touching a watermelon on the ground. The task was aimed at identifying the strongest and weakest warriors.

After a while, Evi gave up, allowing her bucket of sand touch the watermelon. This led to the anchorman Chidi Mokome evicting her from Gulder Ultimate Search XI.

At the end of the task, Otto Canon was declared winner while Samantha was asked to look around and describe her observation. She stated, while blushing;

“I’m just realizing it sir, Evi is not there”

Chidi Mokeme chuckled and responded,

“Yes Evi is not there, Evi has fallen by the way side and that should lead you to another realization, you are the last girl standing”

The other contestants cheered and congratulated her on the achievement.

A night before, Noela Iroh got evicted from the show after failing to finish ‘The Wall’ task

Samantha Appi however will battle it out with the remaining four male warriors Nne Cosy Joe, Ubachukwu Chinedu, Otto Canon Chimenem, & Afolabi Emmanuel Olusegun in the search to retrieve the General’s War Helmet.

The question is – Who will retrieve the General’s War Helmet?

Catch exciting episodes of Gulder Ultimate Search 11 everyday on African Magic World (DSTV), Real -Stars (Star Times), Minaj TV Obosi (Terrestrial), Ebony Life TV (DSTV), Galaxy TV (Lagos, Ibadan and Ondo), Hip TV (DSTV & GoTV), Nigezie (Star Times) and WapTV (Star Times) from 10pm to 11pm; and on the AIT Network (Terrestrial) from 10:30pm to 11:30pm.

Watch previous episodes on YouTube

Sunday, October 26, 2014

#GUSTheMission: The Battle Gets Tougher As Beautiful Noela Iroh Is Evicted From Gulder Ultimate Search XI

The battle for the grand prize of 10Million Naira and a SUV is getting more intense as the Gulder Ultimate Search warriors make steady progress in their quest to find the General’s War Helmet.

One of the viewers' favorites, beautiful Noela Iroh could no longer stand the rigour and intensity of the jungle, as she gave up during a task and became the next contestant to be evicted from the show.

Noela, a 25year old actress and a budding film-maker was unable to complete The Wall task after experiencing difficulties in climbing the steep wall and retrieving the required set of tiles.

After several unsuccessful tries, she gave up on the climb, and subsequently on her dream of becoming the ultimate champion.

When asked by the Anchor Man Chidi Mokeme what went wrong, Noela explained:

“My hands are too weak, I’ve tried, I don’t know what went wrong sir, I’m actually surprised and I’m very disappointed”

Shortly after the tasks were completed by the other six contestants, Anchorman Chidi Mokeme commanded them to go back to base camp, Noela attempted to proceed but was stopped by the anchorman who said:

“Not you Noela, you are hereby evicted from the Gulder Ultimate Search, you will return to base camp, pack your things, burn your totem and leave the jungle now”

A night before, Sharon Robinson who was the cook of the jungle got evicted from the show after failing to finish the Essential Shape task.

The six remaining contestants are Nne Cosy Joe, Ubachukwu Chinedu, Otto Canon Chimenem, Afolabi Emmanuel Olusegun, Appi Samantha and Addoh Evi

The question is – Who will find the General’s War Helmet?

Catch exciting episodes of Gulder Ultimate Search 11 everyday on African Magic World (DSTV), Real -Stars (Star Times), Minaj TV Obosi (Terrestrial), Ebony Life TV (DSTV), Galaxy TV (Lagos, Ibadan and Ondo), Hip TV (DSTV & GoTV), Nigezie (Star Times) and WapTV (Star Times) from 10pm to 11pm; and on the AIT Network (Terrestrial) from 10:30pm to 11:30pm.

Watch previous episodes here

Join social media conversation, use hashtag #GUSTheMission

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Choc City's Nosa, Ruby Gyang, Loose Kaynon & Pryse to Shut Down 'Stage Unplugged' This Sunday

The Stage Unplugged is a monthly platform that host top Nigerian
celebrities. This platform give fans opportunity to relate, interact,
take photos, ask questions while also watching their favourite
celebrities perform. The Stage unplugged also give upcoming and
underground talents opportunities to perform alongside top

This October “The Stage Unplugged” is hosting some of Chocolate City
and Loopy Music Finest.

Host: MC Ohis

Date: Sunday, October 26th
Time: 6PM
Venue: Soul Lounge, The PALMS, Lekki Lagos

Contact 07037711345


Spice Route, Victoria Island hosted A-list celebrities, who came to party with Chris Brown’s official DJ, Babey Drew on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the second Heineken Green Light Party.

Celeb guests included; 2Face and Annie Idibia, Sound Sultan, DJ Xclusive, DJ Spinall, DJ Humility, Kaylah, Wale Ojo, Sasha P, DJ Caise, Kelvin Orifa, Kessiana Edewor, Shade Ladipo and others.

The Green Light party kicked off on October 4, 2014 with Akon’s DJ, Benny D and will be wrapped up in a few weeks’ time with another superstar DJ.

The Heineken Green Light party which is a series of clubbing events, is set to give the Lagos nightlife a transformative experience with three world renowned DJs on three different nights across three premium clubs in Lagos.