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Saturday 31 December 2016

Photos from footballer Emmanuel Echiejile's wedding

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Echiejile yesterday December 30th married his woman, Vwemo Ziregbe in Warri, Delta state. Congrats to the couple. More photos

Teebillzz and Tiwa Savage pictured together at Stephanie Coker's wedding

The photo was taken yesterday Dec. 30th. Tiwa & Teebillz are seriously working on their marriage



Gearing up for 2017, Diaspora based Fresh Tag entertainment presents a brand-new collaborative single titled ‘MY GUYS’

They describe this new single as the new era of Club/Hip Hop sound the industry is missing..

‘MY GUYS’ is a teaser to many other projects lined up for the entertainment outfit, An EP ‘The Takeover’ is also in the works.

Enjoy their brand new collaboration, Produced by XBlaze


The Rock buys his Dad a car and shares touching story of how his father was kicked out of home at age 13

Actor and professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnsosn, AKA The Rock, has shared a sad story about all that his dad suffered at a very young age and how it has shaped his life. Read the touching story below;

“Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He's had a hard life. This one felt good. My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest. Crazy story, my dad's dad died when he was 13yrs old.
That Christmas, my dad's mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I'll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him cold as a block of ice. Cops were called. They told my dad's mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he's gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go. In front of the entire family, my dad's mom looked at him and said get out.
He was 13yrs old and now homeless. That f*cked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now. Over the years, I've moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive (which he'll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else;). Hell, I'll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won't ask. Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself.
Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say "If you're gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you're gonna cry, then go home to your mother".
I hated it then, but I embrace now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. 🏾. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus🏾”

Photos: Son of Maiduguri billionaire Alhaji Indimi reportedly set to wed Ali Modu Sheriff's daughter

Few months ago, LIB reported that one of the sons of Maiduguri billionaire Alhaji Mohammed Indimi is engaged to a Maiduguri beauty.  
The Indimi sisters sort of confirmed the impending wedding of their brother to the beautiful daughter of former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff.

They have been posting photos of Hadiza Sheriff, a Harvard graduate, with the presumed hashtags on Instagram.

Jidenna and Uju Marshall cover last Mania magazine for 2016

2016 is not over yet. We have carefully curated the events, individuals and sectors of the economy that made a remarkable impact. This edition is a good summary of how connected popular culture is with governance.

This edition is also an ode to Nigerian designers and the fashion industry. As we celebrate the superlative few in various sectors with world class portraits, we hope this encourages us all to put in the work to better ourselves and in turn serve a greater purpose.

On the cover is Jidenna and Supermodel Uju Marshall. They share ideals we believe is the future of role modelling in Nigeria. Find out more inside.

Photography Kelechi Amadi Obi
Creative Direction Godson Ukaegbu
Stylist for Jidenna SB Youme
Stylist for Uju Marshall Godson Ukaegbu
Jidenna wears Kamsit Charles
Uju wears IamIsigo

Photography Kelechi Amadi Obi
Stylist Godson Ukaegbu
Makeup Bimpe Onakoya
Models Funke Williams & Bukola Odebiyi

Photography Kelechi Amadi Obi
Creative Direction Godson Ukaegbu
Interiors Agatha’s Interiors
Makeup: ALEX @lu_chi

Former Borno state governor and factional leader of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that the recent capture of Boko Haram's strongest enclave in Sambisa forest known as Ground Zero, by the Military, has vindicated him. Sheriff has in the past been accused of creating the sect group which has now become an international terrorist group. Speaking at a function in Benue state yesterday, Sheriff said..

"The military have cleared Sambisa forest and I want to thank them. I'm the number one causality of Boko haram. I have lost very close relatives which included my cousins, my candidate and others were all killed by Boko haram. Those of us who are from Borno State knows what we have suffered in the hands of the sect. The irony of it all is that those who feared my political career turned around to say that I created Boko haram but God has vindicated me'" he said

Caitlyn and Kris Jenner rock matching red dresses at her Christmas party

Kourtney Kardashian shared photos of her mum, Kris Jenner and former step dad, Caitlyn Jenner wearing matching outfits at her mum's Christmas party on her website, She also shared other photos from the party. She wrote:

"My mom and dad have thrown a Christmas Eve party ever since I was born. The party has definitely grown over the years: Santa Claus comes to visit, along with his reindeer, elves to decorate gingerbread houses and Christmas carolers. With Christmas being my favorite holiday, I look forward to the party all year! It's really special to have loved the party as a child and now to be able to share it with my own children. All of our family and friends were there to celebrate this year, and I wanted to share the photos with all of my subscribers".

President Buhari removes Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman

Acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been dropped by president Buhari, weeks after the senate refused to confirm him as chairman of the anti-graft agency following allegation of graft levelled against him by the Department of State Security Service (DSS).

According to reports, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has already issued a leter to Magu, asking him to hand over to the Director of Operations in the EFCC, pending when a new person is nominated to take over. There are also reports that he has been redeployed back to the Nigerian Police Force (NPF)..

Friday 30 December 2016

Is Soundcity MVP Awards replacing The Headies?

It has been an eventful year for the Nigerian music industry while lots of ‘ohh’s’ and ‘ahh’s’ not forgetting the ‘wawuuu’s’. Many artistes broke into the international scene with their music while some others remained redundant and others vanished into thin air.

There were lots of controversies and beefs among artistes, all making for an entertaining viewing for their teeming fans and supporters.

The awards segment of the industry was not left out as many were rewarded with accolades while many were shunned while some were dishonorably disqualified for reasons not quiet tangible.

We had awards like The Headies, Soundcity MVP Awards, NMVA, Scream Youth Awards, Lagos Fashion Show Awards to mention a few. The two that stood out remarkably were The Headies and Soundcity MVP Awards.

The Headies which metamorphosed from Hip-Hop Awards has been the longest running award in Nigeria and at a point the most prominent. But down the line, lots of conspiracy theories sprang up from all corners with people shouting foul play with the awards. Like the saying – ‘no smoke without fire’, the awards prominence began to dwindle with artistes especially not honouring invitations to partake of the awards proceedings. This continued over the years and culminated in last year’s highly celebrated beef among two power houses in the industry – The Mavins and YBNL Nation.

This year saw The Headies enshrined in yet another controversy after they somehow and for reasons explainable by them disqualified one of the nominees, making them the first to do such in the Nigerian music industry. And causing a major uproar and backlash from the public even the main awards took place. The award took place and saw yet the same absence of major nominees and industry people. With the exception of Wizkid who turned up for this year’s edition of the awards, almost all the major winners did not turn up for the night of awards.

Now the Soundcity MVP Awards was a big contrast to The Headies as not only did it witness a tremendous turn out, it also had all in attendance with the exception of Kiss Daniels, Cassper Nyovest and Yemi Alade who were ‘truly’ unavoidably absent due to engagements. And the awards went on well with Tekno taking home a hat-trick followed by Wizkid with a brace, and there were no disagreements or discrepancies with regards to the eventual winners. The artistes and public were in agreement with all the winners not to mention the performance from the artistes as well which had the people who attended the award all screaming in ecstasy.

Now the question lies in why would all the nominees for Soundcity MVP Awards turn up to grace the event even those from outside Nigeria but the same was not so for The Headies? Does it mean a change of trust? Or better organisation? Or just plain ‘away with the old and move with the new’?

Has The Headies outlived its authenticity and prominence as a result of uncountable controversies over the years? Soundcity network has been known to be a pillar for contemporary visual entertainment in Nigeria supporting artistes with top notch airplay which HipTv (owners of The Headies) also does but Soundcity tends to have more edge on airplays. Are we going to now accept that Soundcity MVP Awards is here to replace the age-long Headies?

Well let us watch and see as it goes for 2017.

Nigeria’s population rises to 193.4 million according to NBS forecast

The population of Nigeria which was at 140,431,790 during the last population census in 2006 has been estimated to currently be at 193,392,517. This is according to the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

According to the forecast released by NBS, Kano is the city with the highest population of 13,076,892 people, followed by Lagos with 9,113,605 people. This report contradicts that given by the Lagos State Government and the United Nations which places the population of Lagos at 22 million people.

Kaduna is estimated to be the third most populated state with 8,252,366 people, followed by Oyo state which has a population estimate of 7,840,864. Katsina has a population of 7,831,319 people, having been displaced by Oyo state to the fifth position.

The NBS population analysis also estimated that 98,630,184 males and 94,762,333 females make up our entire population, with children between the ages of 0 - 4 making up the larger percentage of the nations entire population, followed by those from 5 – 9 years. The population of the people making up the working population (15 – 64 years) is estimated to be at 106,257,431 people.

Despite the crises in the North, the population estimate indicates that there was an increase in the population in the North, with Bauchi being the state with the highest population in the North-East zone at a population of 4,653,066 while Benue leads the population of the North-Central with 5,742,815 inhabitants.

In the South-East zone, Anambra state has the highest population of 5,527,809 inhabitants. Rivers State leads the South-South region with 5,198,716 inhabitants. With a population of 2,277,961 people, Bayelsa is the least populated state in Nigeria.

The NPC will commence preparation for the 2018 national census in 2017.

Twitter user's funny take on the Matharoo sisters' saga

Photos from Stephanie Coker & Olumide Aderinokun's traditional

The bride looked stunning in Deola Sagoe's Komole Iro and Buba which reportedly costs between N500,000-N1.5million, for her traditional wedding to Olumide Aderinokun. More pics