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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

Akon and keri hilson join forces to sing OH AFRICA

Pepsi-Cola International has teamed up with GRAMMY nominees Akon and Keri Hilson and the two-time GRAMMY-winning Soweto Gospel Choir to create an African inspired track, "Oh Africa." to benefit underprivileged African youth. The track and accompanying video is set for international release on Music’s Biggest Night, the 52nd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, and it has been premiere today. The Konfidence Foundation was founded by Akon in 2006 and is headed up by his mother, President & CEO Ms. Kine Gueye Thiam. It is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to increasing public awareness of the conditions in Africa and providing African youth with access to learning and recreational environments equipped with modern technology, educational materials, recreational resources, and health and wellness services. "At present hospitals in Africa can literally make you sicker," Akon commented. "There’s a lack of equipment and medical care. At the Konfidence Foundation we want

Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti volunteer killed!

A volunteer from Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation has reportedly been killed. The hip-hop star, who has raised over $1 million for his charity through text donations, has announced the death of his volunteer after a desperate Haitian shot Jean's colleague in a carjacking, according to source. The 37-year-old said: "Jo Jo was shot and killed on the second day we were there. He was the victim of a carjacking. I left him alone for two hours and he was driving in the city. "A guy stopped him and told him to get out of the car. No one knows quite what happened next but he was shot twice and killed instantly. The jacker didn't even want the car, he just wanted to take the fuel." Jean added: "It looked like the apocalypse - there were bodies everywhere. It's a sight that will stay with me forever. It's something you just can't put into words. I filmed everything with a video camera because I was convinced people would not believe what we told the

IPad First Look:Speaks on Wi-Fi and 3G Models "A Must See"

See this short video for ipad ,seems i am tripping Kefee holds red carpet birthday bash, drops new single Come Friday, 5th Feb 2010 talented singer Kefee Obareki popularly known as Kefee and crooner of hits songs Branama and Korokoroko will host top Nigerian celebrities in music, comedy and Nollywood in a red carpet celebrity birthday bash at Aqua 27, Adetumbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Brand new single off her forthcoming new album titled Confession will be dropping same day, February 5th 2010. According to Kefee, speaking through her new manager and publicist, Akpor Gbemre, her new promotional single is due for release February and it promises to be another hit as usual

Happy bday -oprah

One of the most influential women in the world ,oprah winfrey is 56 today,happy birthday

The trailer for the movie Ije

The popular movie starring genevie innaji and omotola jalade ekehinde. Shot on locations spanning Jos, Nigeria and Los Angeles, California, IJE tells the tale of two sisters Chioma and Anya, the choices they make in life and the consequences of they pay for those choices. Chioma, a child growing up in the Nigerian countryside, warns her restless sister, Anya, about the pitfalls in trying to attain the American Dream, but all to deaf ears. Rihanna: 'We Messed Up The 2009 Grammys Rihanna understands why organizers didn't ask her to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards - after her bust-up with ex Chris Brown forced her to pull out of the 2009 event. Both stars were due to sing at the prestigious ceremony in February 2009 but they canceled their slots at the last minute after Brown left Rihanna battered and bruised. The Umbrella hit-maker has since returned to the spotlight by releasing her fourth album, Rated R, in November and fans had called for her to seal her comeback with a

Smh* 14 Year old boy admits to killing parents to avoid doing chores

It's not uncommon for a teenager to go to extreme measures to avoid having to do chores: Television and the Internet are far more appealing than taking out the trash and loading the dishwasher. Nonetheless, most kids slog through it, if only for the sake of getting their parents off their backs. That, however, was not the case with a Colorado teen who police say fatally shot his mother and stepfather to get out of doing his household duties. The 14-year-old boy, John Caudle, has been charged as an adult with two counts of murder. He is being held at a youth center and is due in court next week. The case began in late October, when Park County deputies stopped a pickup truck in Fairplay. The driver, Caudle, was too young to drive, so police attempted to find his parents, who he said lived about 130 miles away near the city of Monte Vista. The boy said he was going to visit his uncle. When the patrol officer contacted authorities near the boy's home, he was told that police were

Tyra To Launch Plus-Sized Teen Model Search

Tyra is back on her grind. She has a new show coming out that is geared towards plus sized teens. Here’s what she told in an interwiew last night: “I want real teens to say…oh, I’m beautiful too.” To enter in Tyra’s Fiercely Real Teen Model Search, you need to between the ages of 13 and 19, wear a size 12 or bigger, and be at least 5’9” tall. The winner will get a one-year modeling contract with a major agency, a photo spread in a major fashion magazine, and a photo with Tyra on the cover of Tyra’s MagaLine.

d banj new video (Fall in love)

This is the long awaited video by the kokomaster himself,this look like a comedy video,bolanle okhiria(winner of koko mansion) was the one dancing with him at the end with flower, what do you think of this video Exclusive pictures of P Diddy's son birthday Diddy’s first born son Justin Combs turned 16 and celebrated in NYC at M2 lounge with a ton of celebrities and he even had Young Money's Princess Nicki Minaj by his side. WOW The son of the rap mogul was greeted with a Maybach, one of the world's most expensive and luxurious cars which is being valued at $360,000

Interview with "vector tha viper"

Yeah good day everyone,i have an opportunity to interview one of the rappers currently making wave in naija music industry and he goes by the name "Vector",he has featured in songs like remix of j martins "Good or bad " and other good ones .enjoy his interview with me.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Breakup, and Sign a $250M Split Deal

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to go their separate ways, according to reports. The Hollywood power couple are said to have been in talks with lawyers to agree a £205million split deal. Legal papers, which the pair allegedly signed this week, reveal they plan to share their fortune equally and custody of their six children. While the agreement will give them joint custody, the children - three of whom are adopted - will live with their mother, the News of the World reported. The news comes after months of speculation that the couple - who are not married - were drifting apart. Preparations for their break-up reportedly began in December when they visited a Los Angeles legal firm to begin thrashing out a deal. Last week the National Enquirer ran a story claiming the couple's relationship had ended after a furious row at a New York restaurant earlier this month. 'Their focus is now on making a smooth transition for their children,' the magazine claimed. 'Brangelina&

The Figurine’ goes international

After a successful showing in Nigerian cinemas, Kunle Afolayan’s critically acclaimed film, ‘The Figurine - Araromire’ is set for a run on the international film circuit. The film, which reportedly earned around N15 million on first release in Lagos last year, will be screened at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam on January 28. It is the first time a Nigerian film has been invited to participate in Rotterdam, one of the five leading film festivals in Europe. “The film made it there purely on merit. It was by official selection and not nominated by an agency,” Afolayan said, in reference to the fact that Nigerian films are usually nominated for special categories at international film festivals by government agencies. “The entries had even closed before they called me. They want the film and are excited to see ‘The Figurine,’ ” he added. Afolayan’s film will feature in the Independent Filmmakers’ category at the festival which attracts film buyers, distributors, producers and

Celebrity Takes 2: Yemi Blaq beats all, emerges winner

Nollywood actor, Yemi Blaq has emerged winner of the Season Two Celebrity Takes 2, the highly popular reality television dance show. Blaq was pronounced winner at the Grand Finale organised at the end of the 13-week show which started in November 2009. The final result of the dance show shocked most of the guests that had gathered inside the Liberty Hall in Lekki, Lagos to witness it. Based on the stage performance of the three finalists, many of them had thought Stella Damasus would emerge successful and thereby become this Season‘s best celebrity dancer in the country. Initially Stella had led the pack ater scoring 48.64 percent, while Blaq and Fred Amata scored 41.67 and 31.6 per cent, respectively. The votes cast by the fans of the celebrities, however changed the tide against Stella. According to the firm that was assigned the responsibility of managing the votes, Alexander Forbes Consulting Actuaries Nigeria Limited, Blaq recorded more votes than his counterparts and had the high

9ice Ready To Drop 4th Album “Versus” in March

Staying in the news, it has come to our ears that 9ice is preparing to drop his 3rd album, Versus, in March. 9ice's album "Tradition", was just released late last year, and hasn't received the wide success his debut album received. 9ice however begs to differ, as he said that his album sold over 750, 000 in its first week of release and in this week alone, another 1.5 million units have been pushed meaning that approximately 2.5million copies of ‘Tradition’ have been sold in CDs. The singer also indicated that in 2010, he plans to release 2 additional albums after Versus is released in March. According to the singer, the first body of work is nearing completion having recorded songs with Mode 9, Da Grin and soon there’ll be a 9ice versus P-Square. The first album ‘Versus’ will contain 12-tracks. Curious about why the artiste is willing to commit hard-to-find revenue to recording five new albums which might or might not have full returns, the singer repeated that it’s

United Bank for Africa gets new chief executive

The Board of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Phillips Oduoza as the Group Chief Executive Designate. Mr. Oduoza has over 22 years experience in banking and financial services, spanning banking operations, relationship management, credit/marketing, technology implementation, risk management, lean banking methods and brand management. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Oduoza was the bank's Deputy Managing Director South, which is the largest strategic business in the group. He will resume in his new position on August 1, 2010. In the interim, Mr. Oduoza will be working with Tony Elumelu, the current Group Chief Executive of UBA to ensure that the transition is seamless. This is coming in the wake of Central Bank of Nigeria's announcement that, "Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of banks shall serve a maximum tenure of 10 years... all CEOs who would have served for 10 years by July 31, 2010 shall cease to function in that capacity and shall hand over

Kanye & Amber hanging out in Paris for Fashion Week

pass your comments on this amber's dressing

Guy's Mistress Posts Billboards of Them Together All Over The United States So The Man's Wife can See

he president of one of the world’s largest tech firms made his debut this week on a huge Times Square billboard – but it’s not for some new product. YaVaughnie Wilkins who had an eight-and-a-half year affair with the married President of Oracle software purchased at least three Manhattan billboards in an attempt to shame the man. She put up the ads after he stopped seeing her and reconciled with his wife. Ads showing Charles Phillips posing with his mistress, with the quote “‘You are my soulmate forever!’ – cep” have been posted at the corners of 45th Street and Third Avenue, 49th Street and 7th Avenue, 52nd Street and Broadway – as well as locations in Atlanta and San Francisco. The billboards include the web domain, which is now down, but was a photo site comprised of “snaps of the duo vacationing, dancing, drinking and singing karaoke” as well as scans of “dozens of florists cards signed ‘Charles’ bearing messages like ‘I’m sorry, please forgi

Jamie Foxx To Replace Simon On “American Idol

With the recent exit of Paula Abdul and the new hiring of Ellen DeGeneres, it was only a matter of time before another judge would depart ‘American Idol.’ After eight years, and despite being told to name his price, on Jan.11, Simon Cowell announced that this would be his last season on TV’s most successful talent competition series. And one big name has come up as the fiery Brit’s replacement: Jamie Foxx. A show insider tells Life & Style magazine that Academy Award-winning actor/singer is a strong contender for the job, as is Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Last year, the comedian served as a mentor to the ‘Idol’ finalists during Rat Pack week. He also performed his hit single, ‘Blame It.’ (From AOL BlackVoices))

Obasanjo tells Yar'Adua to go

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo sent a clear message to his successor, President Umaru Yar'Adua, yesterday in Abuja: throw in the towel. It was on the same day that the Save Nigeria Group marched across Lagos streets asking that our constitution be upheld and Vice President Goodluck Jonathan assume office as acting president

MUSIC: RiRi Covers Bob Marley Classic For Haiti

Rihanna join Wyclef Jean for a special episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today, focusing on the devastation in Haiti in the wake of last week’s 7.0 earthquake and what people can do to help. Wyclef will give a first-hand account of his recent visit to his home country; R&B singer Maxwell will also be on hand for the special. Rihanna will perform her version of Bob Marley’s classic “Redemption Song,” which you can hear below and is currently available for sale on iTunes, and All proceeds will directly benefit organizations spearheading relief efforts in Haiti, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health. Though the original was more subtle, RiRi’s version includes an organ, shakers, a piano, a more up-beat acoustic guitar and a not-so-nice high note at the end

Stella damascus,yemi blaq and fred amata battles at celebrity takes 2

Stella damascus,yemi blaq and fred amata are the three finalist in the second edition of celebrity takes 2 season 2,the show has been airing for some weeks back now,10 contestants started the competition . Kel ohia obiwon Chibuzor "Faze" orji Fathia Balogun Dakore egbuson stella damascus fred amata yinka davies Yemi blaq Zaaki adze So among the three finalists who do you prefer to win A video of the performances

Panic Sweeps Haiti As 6.1 Magnitude Aftershock Hits. Medical Supplies Low, Doctors Washing With Vodka, Using Hacksaws In Surgery

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- A strong aftershock rocked Haiti on Wednesday morning just as much-needed medical aid was set to reach the earthquake-ravaged nation. The 6.1-magnitude aftershock was about 6.2 miles deep, with an epicenter about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It rattled people struggling to recover from the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that walloped the impoverished country January 12, killing at least 72,000 people. Such a strong tremor can pose significant danger in a nation where damaged buildings are teetering precariously. The aftershock was the strongest to hit Haiti since last week's original quake, the USGS said. Patients at a hospital near Haiti's airport in Port-au-Prince immediately started praying as the ground shook like a ship rocking back and forth. They asked for forgiveness and protection, a nurse said. At least one injury was reported in the moments after the aft

Funny promo video

A funny Promo Video by a top African Comedian “BASKETMOUTH”. For all the London folks, or anyone outside of London, presents BASKETMOUTH 100% – Lord of the Ribs, featuring WANDE COAL, MI, TILAMAN, JJC aka SKILLS and hosted by EDDIE KADI. The show will be Live on 21st of Feb, 2010 at the indigO2

Janet Jackson Covers New Gotham Magazine. Pic + Interview Excerpt Inside

R&B and Pop Princess Janet Jackson covers the January/February issue of Gotham Magazine. In it she talks about her new book, New Year's resolutions and her brother Michael's death. Check out an excerpt from the interview below. On what she’s taken from Michael’s death: “When you hear people say life goes on, it’s really the truth. You can’t stop living. It becomes a part of you. I feel a bit selfish because there are times I feel I shouldn’t be doing this, but I enjoy my work and I have to keep doing it. I have to keep my life going. There are days that are harder than others.” On her New Year’s resolutions: “I want to learn a language. I haven’t decided which, but it’s between French, Spanish and Italian. I also want to get closer to God.” On her new album: “It’s going to be a little different. The writing is about life experiences. There’s a part of me that’s craving escapism, which is a sense of wanting to keep on moving with my work but also of coming to terms with real

Twista Records Song "911 For Haiti". Asking Everyone To Pitch In & Help

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Haiti, Chicago rapper Twista is doing his part to help. He's recorded a song to the tune of Wyclef Jean and Mary J Blige's song "911". Asking that everyone donate at least $5 dollars through Wyclef's Yele.Org Earthquake Fund. You can share this on your various blogs,thanks Happy birthday Michelle obama,she turns 46 years today completing her first year as a first lady. Picture of the day Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep Kiss After Awards Tie at the critics choice Movie Awards is this a good scenne for young girls

Tiger woods donates $3m to yele haiti

Russell Simmons reveals Tiger Woods donates 3 million dollars to support Wyclef Jean's Yele foundation to create a mobile hospital for Haitian earthquake victims. Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods is set to rescue his good name by donating $3 million to Wyclef Jean's Yele foundation in an effort to create a mobile hospital in Haiti, according to rap mogul Russell Simmons. The Def Jam co-founder tells the New York Daily News Woods is considering the weighty donation that would help send doctors and supplies to Haiti to deal with the aftermath of a 7.3 earthquake which hit the nation on Tuesday, January 12. The rap icon says, "Tiger Woods is working on sending a mobile hospital with 50 EMTs to go set up a triage." Simmons has called on all celebrities to join the relief effort. Woods is believed to be in hiding in South Africa after taking a hiatus following allegations he cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren with a string of mistresses picture of the day do yo

Asa Interview: I Wasn’t Arrested At Heathrow, And I’m Not Gay!

Contrary to rumours that made the rounds last weekend, Nigerian singer Asa was not arrested and detained at London’s Heathrow airport, for possession of hard drugs. Coming at a time when the country is yet to get over the shock of the alleged Christmas day bombing (by 23 year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) and the immediate after-effects on the country’s image abroad, Asa’s rumoured arrest unsettled many nerves and got everyone asking questions. Luckily, the young singer, who has done Nigerians proud home and abroad, hasn’t changed her good ways. And, as she told Gbemi on Beat FM’s Drive Time Show yesterday, she was ‘at home having fun’ with her family when the story broke… Enjoy the interview… How have you been? I’m great, i’m doing good. They’ve borrowed me from Heathrow so I’m actually….. First let’s get to the rumour. On Saturday evening someone somewhere on the phone and the internet wrote that you were reprimanded at the Heathrow Airport for carrying contraband

Wyclef Jean's Yele Organization Raises $1 Million In Aid For Haiti!

So far, Wyclef Jean's nonprofit organization, Yele Haiti, has raised over $1 million for the victims of Tuesday's devastating earthquake from mobile donations alone. With a series of urgent tweets, an appearance on CNN and the help of his famous friends the singer has mobilized a massive effort on behalf of his homeland, imploring followers to text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 to the effort. According to Albe Angel, CEO of Miami-based Give on the Go, the mobile-communications company working with Yele Haiti to coordinate donations, the organization has raised over $1 million for relief efforts since the earthquake. Yele's goal is to up that figure to $1 million a day as part of the SMS fundraising drive. "Since the disaster occurred around 5 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and [by] midnight [Wednesday] we cleared $1 million," said Angel, whose company provides the technology that allows mobile users to make an automatic $5 donation. Give on the Go has announced