Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Legendary Nigerian guitarist/singer, Fatai Olagunju, popularly known as Fatai Rolling dollar, recently lost one of his wives, Olaitan.
According to the septuagenarian, his late wife had been admitted in the hospital for months before her eventual death on Friday, November 23, 2012.
He traced the origin of her illness back to December 2011, prior to Christmas celebration, when a firework thrown into his house hit and affected his late wife’s leg.
The incident resulted into complications days after, while several attempts to treat and heal the leg proved abortive until she finally gave up the ghost.
Only last year, the 86-year-old artiste wedded veteran screen goddess of Yoruba home movies, Bunmi Akinbo Gold.
Gold, whose stage name is Esubiyi, is most famous for her lead role in “Aiye Ogun Omo Arayele”-the first Yoruba movie to be shown on NTA Nigerian Television Authority back in the days.
Blessed with 15 children already, Rolling Dollar who recently welcomed child number 16, says he is still interested in fathering babies for as long as he can.
Having been involved with two other women-a German and a Nigerian who bore him children, apart from his first wife who died in 1999, Pa Rolling Dollar also added that he is capable of taking yet another wife.
The artiste, one of Nigeria’s oldest surviving singers, is most famous for his hit track, ‘Won kere si number wa’.
In the last few years, he has featured in several songs by a number of established as well as up and coming hip hop artistes.
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Actress Gloria Mba loses husband to Nollywood makeup artiste Thelma Ozy Nwosu. “Thelma was having phone sex with my husband!”
This is another classic movie from the stables of Nollywood but this time the story and characters are real life and the story has branches. Sit back and enjoy the premiere of the movie titled “husband snatching na crime?”
Here it goes;
Thelma is a pretty make up artiste in Nollywood and the ex girl friend of comedian and online radio personality Steve Onu aka Yaw.
A year ago there was buzz online and in Nollywood that Thelma dipped her fingers into actor Segun Arinze’s marriage whilst in a serious relationship with Yaw.
Insiders confirmed it took prayers and fasting to rebuke Thelma out of Segun’s marriage. This led to Yaw dumping Thelma and moving on with his heart.
Well, Thelma is in the news again and this time she has crashed the marriage of her best friend, Actress Gloria Mba whose marriage was contracted to Houston based Leo Kanu on 27/03/11.
Gloria announced via her Face book handle that her marriage had crashed.
Insiders squeal that Thelma and Leo who have been having phone sex, met in Berlin(Germany) and consummated the affair. The trip was all expenses covered by Leo,the smitten lover boy.
When Gloria was contacted on Sunday November 25,2011 and after asking her questions she cut the call after denying that her marriage was crashed. I called her back and rephrased the questions and sighing deeply she opened up.
“Yes my marriage is over and Yes Thelma is part of the reason it crashed”
She was asked what happened and what role Thelma played in the crash.
“I read Thelma and Leo’s mails to each other and Thelma doesn’t know I know they are dating. I bumped into his inbox. We have our passwords and I just wanted to check, I never bothered to check all this while out of trust but I just got curious and checked and got the shocker. ”
"There is no need to confront Thelma when the marriage is already over and no I cannot copy you the mail. I just want to move on. My ex husband’s friend asked me to confront them both but there’s no need because it will change nothing. I took Thelma like my own sister and we were so close.”
To be fair, we called Thelma and here’s what went down.
‘Thelma we heard you crashed your friend Gloria Mba’s marriage.
“Oh my goodness this is not real.(Laughing) Is her marriage crashed? Has she called me? I know her husband and I was at their wedding. Oh my God”
“Thelma we heard you have been mailing Gloria’s husband and having phone sex with him. Is this true? Are you dating him?”
Thelma dropped the phone and when I called her back, but she refused to pick up.
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Rapper Lil Wayne is planning to retire from the music industry after finishing his upcoming album "Tha Carter V".
The 30-year-old singer, behind hits like 'How to love' and 'Lollipop', will be making a transition from rapper to sports analyst, the MTV News reported.
"I know y'all want me around for a little bit, [but] Carter V is my last album. Man, I've been rapping since I was 8 years old. I'm 30 now. That's a long time. When I love to do something, I'm fully focused on it and it only. And music sometimes is not that 'it'," he said.
When asked about his future plans, Wayne said, "I'd be a skater/sports analyst. My day job will probably be sports analyst and I'll skate all night instead of being in the studio all night."
He is also planning a business venture with fellow rapper Nelly. "My big brother Nelly and I... Him and I we got a sports show coming out. We don't have a station, we're just doing it ourselves right now," Wayne said.
"Tha Carter V", his eleventh studio album, is expected to come out in 2013.
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, spoke with PASCHAL OKEKE shortly after the celebration of his 40 years in ministration. The cleric explained some knotty issues, particularly those relating to his new jet. Excerpts:
RATHER than preaching repentance, it is prosperity that most clerics preach these days. Why is it so?
First of all, let me say that the Apostle Paul said ‘I have preached the entire gospel.’ The gospel is a complete thing; it is for the spirit, the mind and for the body.
But what has happened through the years is that in every dispensation, there are certain emphases that become stronger than others, and such emphases do not reduce the former, but add to them. For example, Martin Luther King was the one who started becoming inquisitive about the scripture and began to go into the Bible to see the reality of how the word of God changes a human being’s life and he began to do that. But as time went on, you got to the Baptist.
The reason we call them the Baptist is that their founders laid a lot of emphasis on water baptism, not because they did not believe that you needed to accept Christ and be saved to go to heaven; what happened was that the founders had the revelation and understanding very deeply and convincingly in water baptism.
So, they emphasised that, but did not remove the other part of repentance. Now, what we have today, when some of us gave our lives to Christ, there was a deep emphasis on salvation; that is accepting Christ and working in the knowledge of Christ.
Now, revelation is progressive; it now went on that there have been people who have, through inspiration and study of the word, started having more understanding in the area of prosperity. So, they started emphasising prosperity. The problem is that there are those who preach and almost their whole emphasis will be prosperity and I think that is not good.
I believe that there should be a balance; I do not believe that you should not preach prosperity, but I do not believe that you should preach prosperity and neglect the preaching of salvation, because we are still going to heaven at the end of everything. We must leave this world; this world cannot be a permanent place.
Even if you live very long, according to the scripture, probably, it will not be more than 120 years, and if you leave, where are you going? So, there is still that part of it and the need to emphasise salvation, knowing Christ and going to heaven.
You have been on the pulpit for 40 years. How did you get the divine call and what was it like?
My mother prayed to have a male child and told God ‘if You give me a male child, I will give him back to You.’ That was my mother’s payer. Then, she was attending the First Baptist Church in Lagos State when she made this prayer and that was how I was conceived and born.
Now, I was not aware of this prayer, just like my mother forgot about the prayer, a normal thing a human being would. When you get what you want, you forget about the places you went, the vows and commitments you made and you walk away.
So, I grew up, went my own way and lived my own life and got into a lot of vices and things that were not right. I have told people that if there was any bad thing that anybody could do in this world, I did it, because I was involved in everything that was bad. Far from that, I remember one day, I was walking along Marina in
Lagos at about 9.00 p.m., then Marina was Marina, because there are a lot of changes now, and I felt very sad.
I could not explain the reason; tears started running down my cheeks and I prayed. You know, you live on the wrong side for a while and even the worst human being you see today, no matter how bad they look, they still have soft spots. I spoke to God, and said ‘God if you are God, do something and change my life, I am tired of this kind of life.’
Three months later, I returned home to Sapele in Delta State, because my mother was there, and it was there, one night, that somebody gave me a flier to a crusade. I did not think that I would be one of those that would be given a flier to a church programme, because I was not that kind. But I went to the crusade and I heard the word of God preached by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa and that word penetrated my heart. For the first time, something touched me and that was the night I made up mind that I ought to serve God.
So, when the alter call was made, I went out and gave my life to Christ and my life changed by 360 degrees.
It is difficult to comprehend, because I gave my life to Christ today and the next day, I bought a Bible and began to preach.
It was as if I lost my mind, but I think what must have happened is that the prayer my mother made before I was born came to a reality, because God does not forget, but you may forget.
God just took what belongs to Him, because the very next day, I started preaching. I went to the market place and bought a tambourine and played it.
A lot of people gathered and I started preaching, but, people gathered first of all because they knew me and secondly, they thought I was crazy.
But I continued preaching. I made alter call and people came out to give their lives to Christ. The rest is history.
Why is it that Nigerian pastors flourish, while members of their congregation languish in poverty?
Well, let me begin like this; because this is a major issue, especially now that I have just been presented with a gift of a private jet. Let me say that every pastor that is a pastor must be conscious of the people he pastors; it is very important.
I can tell you that as a pastor for 40 years, if you talk to people that are genuinely my members, they will tell you the kind of pastor that I am. A young man is in Cyprus, he just resumed school about a month ago.
He had been trying to go to the university for three years, and I did not know. But one day, after the church service, one lady who is one of our pastors broug-ht him to me.
He fell down and wept, grabbing my legs. He showed me all his papers, saying that he had tried to get into the university in Nigeria, but it never worked. He finally got an admission in Cyprus. I paid all the fees, ticket and everything; he has gone to school now. How many people will know that? We have done that to a number of people.
Over the years, we have sponsored countless number of people to universities and polytechnics and most of them have come to share their testimonies in excitement. And their parents have come to thank me, but I did not know them from Adam. Every 25 December, I organise a big thing here. We call it poverty alleviation. I gave out, last 25 December, about eight brand new cars to people, irrespective of their denomination or religion, which means nothing to me. What qualifies you is that you are a human being. I gave out 20 tricycles, about 100 sewing machines and about 100 grinding machines.
You need to see the excitement; how people were crying. Some of these people are still coming to give testimonies; some are now married with children and are living fine. When I see them, I feel so good. We have an orphanage here. As we speak, an American couple has gotten in touch with me that they want to come and adopt a child in our orphanage.
We have a clinic that, hopefully, one day, will be developed into a full-blown hospital. People go there and pay a token to be attended to.
When it was announced that you got a jet as a gift, a pastor in London was quoted as saying most pastors were living on the struggle of the people, enjoying prosperity while the people that attend their churches are suffering. What is your opinion about that?
Most pastors that talk like this are mischievous; they have what is disturbing them and the reasons. Some of them are bitter about something and they are not telling the full story of what is making them bitter; they have problems. They have all kinds of situations in their lives. As I said, a good pastor must be concerned about his people. We have buses and other means that we use to carry people. There is a woman in this church. When she came to this church, she only had two blouses, a wrapper and a pair of slippers. She worshipped with us here for a few years, and it was announced that they wanted to give people business in her community and they mentioned her name. They offered her a job of about N40 million and I do not think that at that time, she had ever seen N10, 000 before. She went to our micro-finance bank, which my wife runs without earning N1. All our directors there do not earn N1 and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said they ought to earn something by all means.
She went to my wife and said she needed to borrow some money. She was asked how much she needed and she said N40 million and my wife told her that she needed to open an account and asked her how much she had and she said N2,000. She told her to open an account with it and my wife went around and sourced for money, because at the time, we did not have such an amount of money in our account. She was loaned the money.
She did her business and in less than six months, she paid back. Now, she is one of the richest women in this town. She bought me an incredible car some years ago. The point is that people do not understand that all these things happen. Coming to the issue of the jet, I had no idea of it. It is true that people like us have got to a point where we need to have a means of movement that will help us.
I have talked about my trip to Indonesia in September. I had to get to Jakarta and stayed at the airport for five hours to wait for my flight to go to the very city where I was going to preach. I was only to preach for two hours. I flew from Nigeria to Dubai, changed flight and flew into Jakarta and then stayed five hours in the airport to catch a flight to get to where I was going. When I got there, I preached two hours and got a flight to get back to Jakarta for another number of hours I cannot tell and then, flew into Dubai and back to Lagos. It took me four days to make a journey to preach for two hours.
I am a human being and I am not getting younger every day. The acting General Secretary of CAN is aware of this. His father died in Ikot Ekpene in Uyo. I had all kinds of engagements and I had to be there. I had to preach in Lagos on Friday, because the burial was Saturday and I had to preach in Warri on Sunday and at the end of the day, there was no flight. They said we came too late for the flight that would have taken me, and I spent N3.5 million to charter a plane that took me to Uyo, waited for me as I stayed with them for some time, and brought me to Warri. I paid N3.5 million.
Sometime ago, there was a young pastor in Port Harcourt. His church built a new building and they had been on me for almost a year. I gave them a date to go and dedicate this church and suddenly, there was this flood. You know that the road between here and Port Harcourt is gone. So, here I was; I had made a commitment. I had to go. If you want to go round, it will take about 10 to 12 hours to get from Warri to Port Harcourt. Then, I had to preach in Warri and I had to preach in Abuja. So, finally, I was able to find my way to Port Harcourt from Lagos, but it was on a Saturday. So, there was no road to get to Warri, and I had to get to Warri that Saturday so as to be able to preach on Sunday. I usually preach in two services on Sunday. You know what I finally did? I chattered a helicopter that cost me N2million; just to drop by at Warri. As they alighted me here, I cannot tell you the way I felt; that I had to part with N2 million. But I had promised the young pastor. If I said I would not go, would it be right? I can go on and on.
So, sometimes, my schedule is so complicated. For example, we finished this programme on 18, and on 19, Foursquare was dedicating its new headquarters building and I was the spiritual father of the day. Foursquare had been trying to get me for the past five years and I had not been able to go. So, Monday 19, I had to be there. On 20, I went to Port Harcourt to preach. On 21, I would fly back to Lagos to preach. On the 22 I preached in Abuja. On 23, I preached in Onitsha. On the 24, I was back in Abuja on Saturday because I knew I would be preaching today in Abuja.
So, before I will get back to Warri, it will be 26. How do I cope with these movements? Do you see what I am saying?
I did not even know that I was going to get a jet. I had said this to journalist who interviewed me in Port Harcourt.
I explained some of these things that it is not every preacher that owns a plane that is bad. I started explaining my own kind of schedule. Now, with this plane, it changes everything for me, because now, I can move. I can even go and come back home and go the next day. I can move and it is a little bit more convenient for me. I suspect that a lot of these other preachers have planes today for the same reason.
My congregation understands my movement and the pains I go through and the pains they go through for not seeing me most of the time. They are troubled; they do not like it. People buy planes, but I cannot afford it. I do not have that kind of money. So, it is people who want to assist me, I do not know the people themselves, but I know that there is a committee. I had no idea how the jet came about. So, this is my story about the plane and I am not ashamed to own a plane. I think it is a necessity and not a luxury.
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Crhris Brown is ready for his close-up. The R&B singer has signed with Wilhelmina International, becoming the latest star to nab a modeling contract with the agency that reps stars like Fergie and Natasha Bedingfield.
"Art and style has always played a significant role in my life," Brown told Women's Wear Daily. "I'm so happy to join the Wilhelmina team, which has countless successes in the industry, to explore this new avenue."
Taylor Hendrich, director of Wilhelmina Men, shares Brown's optimism for the new relationship, telling WWD that his company is "excited to translate and extend [Brown's] brand."
Brown is already turning heads in the fashion world. The R&B singer revealed his latest venture -- an urban line of street wear through his new wardrobe brand, Black Pyramid -- in Los Angeles last week. He also recently collaborated with grunge-chic brand Pink Dolphin on a collection of limited addition T-shirts, hoodies, hats, accessories and other streetwear with sketched graphics.
While Brown has proven himself successful in the fashion industry, do you think he will be able to see the same success as a model?
Soweto came alive inside a dome which was built at the square especially for the 9th annual Channel O Music Video Awards and was broadcast live to 53 countries.
Hosted by South African media personality, Bonang Matheba and Nigerian artist Ice Prince, the show kicked off with a performance by Soweto's very own PRO.
Others performers included SA's Khuli Chana, Mi Casa, DJ Zinhle, Botswana rapper Zues, Nigeria's Mo Cheddah and this year's Special Recognition recipient Oskido.
Nigerian and now international star D'Banj stole the show with a performance of his hit song Oliver Twist....
Most Gifted Male Video: D'Banj Prosecutors – Oliver Twist
Most Gifted Female Video: Zahara – Loliwe
Most Gifted Newcomer Video: Davido – Dami Duro
Most Gifted Duo, Group or Featuring Video: P Square featuring Akon and May D – Chop My Money
Most Gifted Dance Video: DJ Cleo – Facebook
Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video: Buffalo Souljah featuring Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa
Most Gifted Afro Pop Video: Brymo – Ara
Most Gifted Kwaito Video: EES featuring Mandoza – Ayoba
Most Gifted R&B Video: Flavour featuring Tiwa Savage – Oyi
Most Gifted Hip Hop Video: Ice Prince – Superstar
Most Gifted South Video: Cashtime Fam – Shut It Down (Stundee)
Most Gifted African West Video: D-Black featuring Mo Cheddah's – Falling
Most Gifted African East Video: AY featuring Sauti Sol – I Don't Want to Be Alone
Most Gifted Video of the Year: D'Banj – Oliver Twist.......
Friday, 16 November 2012
African Queen crooner,Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2face has been explaining why he decided to acquire two multi-million Naira houses last week in addition to his growing fleet of properties scattered in Lagos and Abuja.
According to the ace- musician, identifying himself with a very good product that is fully made in Nigeria is a way of life. “I decided to invest with Haven Homes by buying two units from its exquisite stable of very contemporary houses because the company build very beautiful homes that are fast becoming a trend among celebrities.
"You will marvel at the increasing number of celebrities who are buying and living in their lifestyle homes. I have only identified with a very good product that is fully made in Nigeria,” he said....
Implementing law to curb human excesses will always meet challenges and resistance, especially in a society that thrives on recklessness, indiscipline and impunity. The protest and untenable destruction of public property that followed recent implementation of the Lagos Traffic law by commercial motorcycle operators is by no means a sore point in our democratic experience.
Dictionary.com defines law as “the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision”. Therefore, the function of law is to regulate human conduct in the society and award sanction for disobedience. The introduction of the state traffic law and its enforcement are to curb excesses and return sanity to our roads.
Every sane nation has its own version of the traffic law. And its purpose is to govern traffic, regulate vehicles, motorcycles and pedestrian’s movements for the purpose of road safety. Legislating, instituting and implementing traffic law is a universal thing as it is the case in the United Kingdom where the rules are set out in the Road Traffic Act and Highway Code which includes obligations and advice on how to drive sensibly and safely on the roads. Similarly, in the United States, which operates a similar federal system like Nigeria, traffic laws are regulated by the states and municipalities through their respective traffic codes.
In Nigeria, there is a Federal Road Traffic Act implemented by law enforcement agencies such as Police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). However, despite the existence of this law, road accidents have remained unabated. According to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the four months of (December 2009-March 2010) 7,737 road accidents were recorded in the country. Between 2008-2011, 5157 lives were lost and a total of 13,251 persons sustained various forms of injuries through road accidents in Nigeria within three years.
In Lagos State, the State Traffic Law was signed into law on 2 August, 2012. The composition of the law is a reflection of executive rigorous debate, hearing at the various stages in the House of Assembly, public hearing and stakeholders` contributions. The Lagos State Traffic Law is to Provide for Traffic Administration and Make Provisions for Road Traffic and Vehicle Inspection in Lagos State and other Connected Purposes became operational on 22 October, 2012. The law consists of many aspects on road traffic and administration such as control of traffic, traffic signs, closure of highways, control of vehicular traffic on the bridges, removal of abandoned vehicles from highway and side of private premises, careless and inconsiderate driving, reckless or dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drug and general penalty for each of the offences among others. In this law, the aspect that has generated much debate and controversies is the section 3(1) that prohibits riding, driving or propelling of a cart, wheelbarrow, motorcycle or tricycle on some major highways in Lagos State. It further bans the use of commercial motorcycles on 475 designated roads in the state. The objective of this is to curb the menace of commercial motorcycle accident, improve general security and restore sanity on the roads.
A recent statistics from LASTMA reveals that over 600 people were killed or seriously injured in commercial motorcycle accidents in the state in the last two years. Similarly, a recent police report reveals that a total of 513 fatal accidents that occurred in the state in the last two years were caused by commercial motorcyclists. And out of this number, 305 happened between January and June this year. Equally, out of the 30 armed robbery cases recorded in Lagos State between the months of July and September this year, 22 of them involved the use of commercial motorcycles.
In the society where people treat law with disdain and commit crime with impunity, government’s commitment to safety and security will always be resisted by the few that benefit from the chaotic situation. The wanton destruction of public property by commercial motorcycle owners and its leadership, in the wake of implementation of the new law, further reinforces the need to properly regulate activities of okada operators.
Traffic management in a state like Lagos is complex and challenging. For one, Lagos is the nation`s economic nerve centre, with a population of 17 million people on 377,000 hectares of land. With over 75,000 commercial buses, over 4 million cars, about a million motorcycles, Lagos has the highest volume of vehicles than any other state in the country. This frightening statistics, coupled with the lackadaisical attitude of road users, activities of fake law enforcement agents, road cutting and other unfriendly attitude to the road, there is, indeed, a genuine justification for the provision of a legal framework to control activities on the road.
To successfully implement the new traffic law, the state government led by the Governor himself, put in place a vigorous public enlightenment and sensitization campaign. He was at the military formations in Lagos seeking for the support and cooperation of officers and rank file in the implementation of the law. The Governor was also at the Lagos Metropolitan Club and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry to interact with members in respect of the new law. This is aside the various stakeholders’ meetings chaired by the state Deputy Governor with commercial motorcycle and vehicle owners on the law.
In furtherance of its determination to ensure traffic law compliance and road safety, the state government has begun the re-training exercise of over 7,960 enforcement officers. This involves LASTMA, KAI and Neighbourhood watch. The purpose of the training is to improve the knowledge and skill of officials in order to meet global standards in terms of service delivery.
The establishment of the Lagos Drivers’ Institute across the five divisions in the state represents another strategy of the state government to bring about safety on the roads.
On the economics of okada, while it is true that commercial motorcycle offers temporary succour from umemployment, it is yet to be seen how the restriction on strategic 475 out 9000 roads in the state can lead to unemployment. The government is not unmindful of the challenge of human factor with regards to the implementation of the state traffic law. It is to this end that some LASTMA officials have been punished while others are presently waiting to appear before the Personnel Management Board (PMB). Also section 37 (1) of the traffic law stipulates from the onset that no officer shall demand, willfully condone, connive, abet or receive gratification in cash or kind from any person to circumvent the provision of this law. And 37 (2) further says, that any officer who contravenes the provision of subsection (1) above shall be liable to summary dismissal and prosecution under the Criminal Justice Administration Law. The members of the public should take advantage of the existing criminal and enforcement law to report activities of any officer that is capable of undermining the efforts of the state government to restore safety and sanity on the roads to the appropriate authority.
On the issue of job creation, the state government is training and engaging willing hands, to become entrepreneurs who would employ others. The dignity to human life and returns from all the aforementioned, are far more valuable and higher than whatever okada riders claim to earn.
The vision of Lagos State becoming a megacity will be in the doldrums if the menace of Okada riders is not dealt with head on. Lagos State is fast becoming the destination of businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, so it’s imperative that the good people continue to think in the direction that other great cities across the globe are being positioned.
Looking at available facts and figures, there should be no controversy about the fact that the activities of commercial motorcyclists in Lagos state must be re-examined to tackle the social challenges posed by them. This is what the state government is doing. This is what every reasonable government should do. This is the right thing to do. Those who are criticising the restriction are parochial in their thinking and utterly miss the point.
•Mamudu is Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Oshodi, Lagos.
In the film categories you'll find Jennifer Lawrence/Josh Hutcherson/Liam Hemsworth and The Hunger Games, Kristen Stewart/Chris Hemsworth and Snow White and the Huntsman, the Twihards and the Tributes in the "Favorite Movie Fan Following" category, and Dark Shadows among the "Favorite Comedic Movies"; but TV is really where the horror can be found.
Favourite Dramatic TV Actor:
Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"
Jared Padalecki, "Supernatural"
Jensen Ackles, "Supernatural"
Paul Wesley, "The Vampire Diaries"
Favourite Dramatic TV Actress:
Ginnifer Goodwin, "Once Upon a Time"
Nina Dobrev, "The Vampire Diaries"
Favorite TV Fan Following:
Oncers, "Once Upon A Time"
TVDFamily, "The Vampire Diaries"
Favorite New TV Drama:
"666 Park Avenue"
"Beauty & The Beast"
Favourite Network TV Drama:
"Once Upon a Time"
Favourite Cable TV Drama:
"The Walking Dead"
Favourite Premium Cable TV Show:
"Game of Thrones"
Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:
"Once Upon a Time"
"The Vampire Diaries"
"The Walking Dead"
Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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Thursday, 15 November 2012
BlackBerry users will be able to make free voice calls over a Wi-Fi network using the popular BBM messaging service.
Research In Motion Ltd. announced Wednesday that it's adding the feature to BBM. Users will be able to switch back and forth from a text chat to a voice call. A split-screen option will let them talk and text at the same time.
The new feature is a free update for existing customers and comes months before RIM introduces its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, which are seen critical to RIM's survival.
RIM surprised analysts in September when it announced that the number of BlackBerry subscribers grew, thanks in part to emerging markets and its popular BBM service. It's struggling in North America as customers migrate to flashier iPhones and Android phone.
RIM stopped short of offering the BBM voice feature over wireless carriers' own cellular networks. Doing so would have potentially created more congestion on cellular data networks and deprive carriers of revenue for voice calls. With the new feature, the free calls are limited to times and places where Wi-Fi is available.
The Canadian company said the BBM voice feature is especially attractive for developing markets. Unlike regular texts, BBM messages are not charged on a per-text basis.
Although RIM is struggling in North America, the BlackBerry continues to sell well in such markets as South Africa, Nigeria and Indonesia....
As part of an innovation fair in Africa, four teenage girls invented a generator that runs on urine. One liter of urine can produce up to six hours of electricity.
The girls, 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and 15-year-old Bello Eniola, presented their creation at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos. As explained on that website, it works like this:
Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.
The girls were going to keep this idea a secret, but a little of it leaked out. Maybe they could give a demonstration of this generator to the public. They could stream it live.
As reported on NBCnews.com, Gerardine Botte, a chemical engineer at Ohio University who invented the urea electrolysis process that the girls are using, suggested the girls could go forward and work with an engineer to further understand the process and its applications.
For instance, since wastewater plants are treating urea, perhaps the urea could be used to run the plant itself, making the plant more energy efficient.
As New Jersey and the region grapples with power outages, this seems like an idea we could use. After all, a lot of people still don’t have power, and they’re pissed about it.
The urine powered generator is a very creative and exciting idea. Each of those four teens is a real whiz.
FUNNY BUT CREATIVE!!!!
The main reason for the title-drop of Arabambi 2 to Oganla of Fuji title by Pasuma may be getting clearer if what both what Newscarte is reporting and further information reaching Nigeriafilms.com are anything to go by. Few weeks ago, there have been conflicting reports on why Pasuma dropped the title.
While some reported that Pasuma dropped the name due to the treatment K1 gave Pasuma in the build up to Iya Rainbow’s 70th birthday, others reported that there was no bad blood between the two Fuji music icons in the title-drop.
Pasuma had claimed in a report that “I am old enough to decide on my own; I have served K1 and I have to move on with my career. After all, K1 used to be called Wasiu Ayinde Barrister and when he changed the name, almost everybody hailed him over his decision,” while K1 was reportedly quoted to have said “Do we have to deny anybody the right to change of name? He has been a wonderful and loyal person to me, so I have no hard feelings over the change in title. At least, it will go down in history that he was once Arabambi 2.”
But a recent report by Newscarte revealed that Pasuma dropped the Arabambi 2 title after he discovered that K1 was allegedly having a secret romantic affair with his first daughter, Wasilat. This, may have necessitated his decision to drop the title because of the hurt of realising that his godfather is allegedly sleeping with his daughter secretly.
It was further reported that a source disclosed that Pasuma has been told about the alleged illicit affair between Wasilat and K1, but chose to confirm the development before taking any action until he finally confirmed it himself.
“Pasuma is angry because he never expected such thing from a man he regarded as one of his godfathers. Actor Ose Omo Banke (Soji Taiwo) is also having an affair with Wasilat, but that of K1 is more painful to him. He (Pasuma) decided to keep it a secret in the interest of his daughter,” the source was quoted to have told Newscarte.
Efforts made by Nigeriafilms.com to contact the trio of Pasuma, K1 and Soji Taiwo to get them speak on this revelation proved abortive as their phone numbers were switched of as at press time.
A source disclosed to Nigeriafilms.com that K1 is presently in America.
A close source to both K1 De Ultimate and Pasuma confirmed this story to Nigeriafilms.com but begged for anonymity. The source said that Pasuma has been doing everything possible not to allow this story leak to the press.....
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Rihanna says she has her limits – but they’re hard to find in the pages of GQ's December "Men of the Year" issue.
The singer oozes unbridled sex appeal in a series of GQ snaps featuring her mostly naked body and a strategically placed motorcycle jacket, manicured hand or designer shirt that can’t seem to contain her.
Now promoting her seventh studio album "Unapologetic," the pop superstar says her sultry style is second nature.
“That comes from my culture,” the Barbados native tells GQ. “That’s just the way it’s always been, and I think that for people, especially in America, they make it like the forbidden fruit, but that only makes kids more curious.”
“I was a lot more naive about the way I moved and the way I was being perceived” she says of the era shortly after she was first discovered by a vacationing music producer in 2003.
“The more you hear people talk about ‘Oh, you’re a sex symbol,’ it just makes you think, ‘Why are you saying that?’ And I figured it out.”
Asked what turns her on, Rihanna says she likes a partner who calls the shots.
“I like to feel like a woman,” she says. “I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead.”
But that doesn’t mean she’s a pushover, she warns.
“Love makes you go places you probably wouldn’t ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits,” she tells GQ.
Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the “We Found Love” singer is mum on the subject of her reportedly rekindled romance with Chris Brown – the ex-boyfriend who beat her bloody in a rented Lamborghini in February 2009.
The GQ article describes the former lovers meeting up – possibly by chance – at Griffin nightclub in the Meatpacking district last month and flirting openly.
Still, confronted by reports that Brown and R&B singer Drake were fighting over her when they got in their bottle-throwing brawl at another nightclub in June, Rihanna turns “impenetrable,” the article says.
“There’s no proof of that being for my love. That’s my answer to that question,” she tells GQ.
As for her music, the “Umbrella” singer says she wants it to be “hopeful” and “uplifting,” never “corny” or “super sentimental.”
“I just want it to have the feeling that brings you out of whatever you’re going through,” she tells GQ. “I want it to spark that fire. I want it to be real, authentic, and raw.”
And even though she’s toured the world by the tender age of 24, she’s still not comfortable with paparazzi stalking her every move.
“You’re never used to it,” she tells GQ. “It’s chaos.”
Sunday, 11 November 2012
The elite list of Nigerian Christian clergymen who own a private jet at least, have been swelled as president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and founder, The Word of Life Bible Church, in Ajamimogha, Warri, Delta state, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, yesterday, was presented with a private jet as he celebrated 40 years on the pulpit which coincided with his birthday.
The jet with registration number N431CB, is a 10-Seater Bombadier/Challenger 601 aircraft manufactured in the United States and was ordered at the instance of one of the pastors. The jubilant congregation spent over 15 minutes congratulating one another, while Oritsejafor did not make any comment on the gift said to have been purchased for him by the church.
Dignitaries present at the occassion included presdient Jonathan, governor Uduaghan of Delta state, the Speaker, Delta state House of Assembly, Engr. Victor Ochie among others.
Sermon was delivered by internationally acclaimed preacher, Dr Mike Murdock, who spoke briefly ‘on seven laws of success......
What A Gift!.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Rihanna and her longtime love Chris Brown have teamed up together for the song "Nobodies Business" off her upcoming album Unapologetic.
In the song, RiRi sings:
"Your love is perfection, please point me in the right direction. Every touch becomes infectious, let's make out in this Lexus. There's no other love just like this ... I'ma be your girl, I wanna make you mine and it ain't nobody's business."
This isn't the first time the songstress has recorded with Brown. The twosome previously worked together on "Turn Up the Music" and "Birthday Cake."
While getting ready to rock the stage tonight at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, RiRi posted the above photo wearing a little pink nighty.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Katy Perry and Rihanna aren’t talking. We’re hearing that Katy has fallen out with Rihanna over her relationship with Chris Brown.
Katy reckons Ri Ri is making a huge mistake hanging around with Chris, who’s still on probation for violently beating her up in 2009. Katy didn’t bother turning up for Rihanna’s Halloween party in LA and also Rihanna was notably missing from Katy’s 28th birthday party last month despite the fact the girls were in the same city that weekend.....
Rihanna and Chris spent this weekend together on a romantic get away!
D'banj clenched the Best African Act award at the 17th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards held on November 3 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Organised by MTV Base Europe Music Awards, D'Banj beat the likes of P-Square, Amadou and Mariam, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla, Sarkodie, Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, Spoek Mathambo and The Very Best.
Top winners at the awards include 25 year old singer/songwriter, Emeli Sande who won the Best Female, Best Album and Best R&B/Soul awards. Best Male Act and Best Hip Hop/Grime was won by Hip-hop artist, Plan B.
The highlight of the night was the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dionne Warwick and Mobo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music presented to TLC.
Wizkid beat D'banj and Seun Kuti to win the Best African Act award in 2011. Previous Best African Acts include Nneka, Tuface, and 9ice.......
Friday, 2 November 2012
Given his history, you wouldn't think Chris Brown would want to associate himself with violence and destruction.
But Breezy clearly likes courting controversy: On Halloween, the 23-year-old R&B star and his pals dressed up with beards, turbans and fake guns—seemingly trying to look like stereotypical Arab terrorists—as they swung by Rihanna's Halloween bash at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood.
"Ain't nobody F--king wit my clique!!! #ohb," Chris tweeted, linking to an Instagram shot of himself and four pals posing threateningly for the camera.
Chris Brown defends his non-Rihanna neck tattoo.......
In the picture, Brown holds a large (presumably) fake assault rifle in the air, surrounded by his crew draped in fake ammo.
Although Brown himself provided no commentary on his questionable costume, Mama Breezy was quick to weigh in on Twitter.
"HALLOWEEN IS FOR FUN NOTHING MORE THAN JUST FUN," Joyce Hawkins wrote. "GET A LIFE PLEASE."
OK, Ma'am. We still think Chris might have been safer with a less threatening ensemble.
There's always next year....Right!?
From today, the global social networking giant is asking every Australian user to stamp out the behaviour by being brave enough to stand up to bullies when they spot them.
The central feature of the campaign is an interactive app where adults and children alike pledge to rail against bullying.
"I will take a stand when I see young people humiliating or hurting each other," the pledge for students reads.
"I will not use my phone or computer to spread rumours or say hateful things, and I won't ignore it when others are cruel and intimidating."
Adults can promise to recognise bullying is not "young people being young people" and work with schools, coaches and parents to eradicate it, especially if their own child is involved.
The app includes a map showing how many people in each state are prepared to take a stand and also provides information on where to go for help.
Today's launch - by School Education Minister Peter Garrett and celebrity DJ Ruby Rose - follows a similar campaign in the US in which one million people signed on.
It comes amid a growing trend of school Facebook "burn books" on which teens ridicule teachers and students with offensive comments and unflattering photos.
Among the examples found by the Herald Sun were that of a male teacher implied to be a paedophile and a shirtless photo of a male student taken off their private page and used as a target for derogatory jokes.
A theme across many of the pages are that female teachers and students are hookers and porn stars, with supposed bad dress sense and weight pointed out.
Students of both sexes are accused of being involved in weird sex acts, and racist jokes feature.
Head space chief executive Chris Tanti, whose mental health advocacy group supports the campaign, said people often ramped up their aggression on sites like Facebook because they couldn't see the reaction of their target.
But the effects could leave a giant wound and drive people to despair, he said.
"The campaign is really about the bystander and for the bystander to stop being a bystander and get involved," Mr Tanti said.
He said people should stop believing bullying was a normal "RIGHT OF PASSAGE".
The Pentagon will no longer retain an exclusive contract with Blackberry maker Research in Motion and has invited companies such as Apple to offer smart phones to its vast work force.
The move, announced Thursday, comes only days after another government agency, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, said it was dropping the Blackberry device altogether in favor of Apple's iPhone.
The Defense Department insisted it would still continue to work with Blackberry phones and that "large numbers of RIM devices" would remain in use among thousands of military personnel and civilians working for the Pentagon.
"DoD is not moving away from RIM and the use of Blackberry mobile devices," spokesman Lieutenant Damien Pickart said in an email.
The Pentagon, however, wants to establish a "multi-vendor environment" while still adhering to "strict security requirements," he added.
The US military and intelligence agencies have long preferred the Blackberry due to security concerns and had worried that Apple, Android and other smart phones lacked sufficient safeguards.
But the technology has advanced and Pentagon officials said innovative applications available on other smartphones could be useful for different units or offices.
"There's a lot more flash and bang with an Apple iPhone or an Android," said one defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Canadian firm RIM has struggled to compete against the iPhone and devices that use Google's Android system.
The change at the Pentagon would likely be carried out as a pilot project in a particular unit or organization, the official said.
Questions remain, however, as to whether companies other than Blackberry can meet the strict encryption criteria employed by intelligence services within the Defense Department, including the eavesdropping National Security Agency...........
While Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t subscribe to authoritarian-style parenting, she hasn't quite decided to be friends with her children either. Describing her relationship with 14-year-old Jaden and 12-year-old Willow as a “partnership,” the actress insists her kids find power in being individuals.
“I think that old school style of ‘I’m your parent and I’m greater than you’ doesn’t work,” Jada Pinkett Smith recently explained to People. “What I establish with my children is a partnership. I’m not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives.”
Focusing on Willow, the 41-year-old’s youngest child with husband Will Smith, Jada added that by “instilling in [Willow] the power for individuality,” she helps them deal with life in the spotlight. “We … communicate with our kids in a way that our message overpowers any other message that they get out there.”
Certainly, Willow Smith’s individuality has blossomed in recent years, as evident in her evolving style. Check out photos of the singer, who celebrated her 12th birthday on Halloween, from 2005 to present......
“We can’t control what our kids learn anymore,” Jada Pinkett Smith added when asked about the divorce rumors that continually circle her and Will Smith despite their 14-year marriage. “We have to inform them and have real conversations … and create that foundation of them feeling assured in themselves.”
“I think for our children … they feel like we really care and they come to us and go, ‘Mommy, I’m having this problem,’ ” she added. “And it’s like, ‘Okay, let’s figure this out together.’ And it empowers them.”
While the parenting style of this celebrity power couple has come into question previously, I’m starting to think maybe there’s something to this approach. Willow Smith’s sense of style is undeniably unique, and I like that. Looking through her old pictures, I noticed she really started to strike her own path in 2008, at age 8.
As the mother of an 8-year-old boy who recently declared he will not wear anything besides jeans to school this year because “that’s what all the kids wear,” I wish I could steal a little bit of Willow’s ‘I’ll wear whatever I want’ attitude and thrust it his way...... Hahahahaha!!!!!
What do you think of Jada Pinkett Smith’s “partnership” approach?
How about Willow Smith’s style?