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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

Governor Mimiko hosts Film Makers and Scholars

Gov.Mimiko       Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State will be playing host to a compass of scholars and seasoned film makers in the indigenous language genre as they storm the capital city of Akure for this year’s edition of the Festival of Indigenous African Films, which holds at Owena Motels, in Akure.     Announcing the hosting of the festival at a press conference in Lagos, the Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer of Remdel Optimum Communications Limited, organisers of the yearly festival, Pastor, (Mrs) Biodun Ibitoye said the Ondo state government who has been supporting the hosting of the festival for some years now, is poised to use the forum to woo film makers to the state.     Among the erudite personalities to deliver talks and head sessions at the festival is Prof. Onookome Okome, a professor of Film and English at the University of Alberta, Canada.    Others are Otunba Sola Fosudo of the Theatre Arts Department of Lagos State University, Igwe Gab Okoye, Mrs. Joke

Ebube Nwagbo- I might go back into Music

     Nollywood actress Ebube Nwagbo has professed her love for singing , In an interview with vanguard , she explains ;     The music aspect of me is inside the cooler for now. I might go back to it in future. I tried my hands on music and to my surprise, it worked out . Somebody wrote the songs for me and I was surprised that the music did so well in the market. A lot of people were equally surprised that the music was a hit. I never imagined that it would be successful in the market. So yes, when I’m done with acting, I may decide to go back to music. Ooh well ,Expect her songs coming out in the near future !!!!!!!

Tony Bennett becomes Oldest Living act to reach No. 1 on Billboard 200

      Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," making the 85-year old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.       The 14-time Grammy Award winner's previous high on the chart came in 2006, when his first "Duets" set debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 202,000. Bennett has been charting on Billboard's charts since 1951 and notched his first hit on the Billboard 200 album tally six years later. Until today, the oldest living artist to top the Billboard 200 was Bob Dylan, whose "Together Through Life" debuted at No. 1 in 2009 when he was 67-years old. Bennett's "Duets II" features 17 pairings with such stars as Lady Gaga,Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood and the late Amy Winehouse. Last week, Bennett made news as the oldest living artist to chart on the Bil

Nollywood couple,Olu Jacobs and Joke silva renew wedding vows

     Nollywood veterans and couple, Olu Jacob and Joke silva renew their wedding vows at the 50th birthday celebration of Joke silva yesterday.The event took place at the freedom park,Lagos island. Congrats to the couple!!!!!

Evangelist Ebenezer Obey's wife laid to rest

     Juliana Obey fabiyi ,the wife of Juju Musician turned Gospel artiste and Evangelist , Ebenezer obey fabiyi  has been laid to rest today .           She was laid to rest today at the husband’s compound in GRA, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital after a funeral service at the Bishop’s Court, Ibara, Abeokuta at 10.00 a.m. Activities marking the burial began on Tuesday with a commendation service at Decross Gospel Mission, Dopemu, Lagos.       It was followed by a Service of Songs/Praise Altar at the Bishop’s Court, Onikolobo, Abeokuta yesterday. Lady Evangelist Juliana Olaide Obey-Fabiyi, 67, died in the early hours of August 23, 2011 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), in Ikeja, Lagos.

Felabration 2011 starts October 10

    The organizers of the annual celebration of the  late music icon fela Anikulapo kuti, F elabration have announced the commencement  dates for one of the biggest Music festival in Africa.   Felabration 2011 holds in lagos starting from Monday, 10th of october   till   sunday 16th oct.  ,2011.       Auditions are currently going on for upcoming acts and comedians that wish to take part in the celebration .The Lineup of  Nigerian  Artistes that are going to perform will be revealed soon  © celebregion

Second annual raggae carnival holds at National stadium

ruffman         Lagos state Ministry of Tourism and  The Association of Voice Over Artistes (AVOA) are set to hold the second annual raggae carnival . The carnival which is tagged Nigeria Unite   brings all ragae and hiphop artistes together and  will hold tommorow 1st of october at the National stadium.      The chairman of the Association ,Kelly Adams said the carnival will be  a platform for raggae artistes to reach out to people and gain more recognition. Artistes billed to perform are King wadada, Jaff extra, Ruff man ,the queen and many more.

American gospel singer Ron Kenoly comes to Nigeria for Night of Splendour

     Few months after his last visit to Nigerians at the  Festival of Praise,  gospel star, Ron Kenoly returns today to dazzle at the Nite of Splendour.      Put together by Bishop Isaac Idalosa-led Illumination Assembly (God First Ministries), it is expected to attract dignitaries from within and outside our shores. Aside the US-based Kenoly, who’s  also a preacher with many hit albums to his credit, several popular gospel artistes from Nigeria will be part of the gospel groove.     “Nite of Splendour, is a quarterly praise, power and prayer event designed for lovers of elevated praise and worship. The theme of this edition is: “There shall be no loss!” vanguard

New Video; Jaywon - Tinko Angel

    Kennis Music artiste , Jaywon is back with the video for his hit single " Tinko Angel ".Check out the video below directed by Gbenga salu .  SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW!!!! © celebregion

Reggae pioneer Leonard Dillon dies of cancer in Jamaica

     The leader of the pioneering reggae group The Ethiopians has died in Jamaica.  Leonard dillion   was 68.    Daughter patrice dillion  says her father died Wednesday at her home of lung and prostate cancer. She says Dillon had been diagnosed with cancer in June and underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor earlier this year.    Leonard Dillon began his career using the stage name jack sparrow   in the early 1960s. He recorded a series of ska songs, including "Bull Whip," which featured a young  bob marley  on backing vocals.      Dillon later formed The Ethiopians, a trio whose best known hits were "Train to Skaville" and "Everything Crash." Dillon is survived by seven children. AP

City people honours Actress susan peters

     City people entertainment will honour Nollywood actress   Susan stephanie peters on 1st of October ,2011.      The event will take place at No 19, Auto Lounge , Agoro Odiyan , VI ,Lagos. The star actress who just won Best supporting actress in a role for Bursting out at the recently held Nollywood and African film critics award(NAFCA)  is really excited about the upcoming event. © celebregion

Rapper T.I. to be released from halfway house today

    Rapper T.I is set to be released from an Atlanta halfway house after spending about 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation.    T.I., whose real name is clifford harris was arrested in September 2010 in Los Angeles on drug charges. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating the terms of the probation he received after he was convicted of federal firearms charges.     He was released from an Arkansas prison and sent to the halfway house on Aug. 31, put back in federal lock-up over a dispute with prison officials, and then returned to the halfway house Sept. 15.

MC Abbey Is Up To Something

    Comedian MC Abbey showed the stuff he was made of on Tuesday, September 27 at the media launch of The Moment Newspapers at the Sheraton and even the most stiff of CEO had to laugh. Obliging us a chat after the show, the comedian reveal that he had something new under his sleeve. Abbey crafting an event. At the moment he is keeping the details close to his chest but he definitely has an event on his mind (or two or three). That is to say that it might turn out to be a series of events.      Nonetheless, Abbey would anchoring the upcoming 'The Experience' gospel music concert which he has remained steadfast with for the past few years. © celebregion

Seye Kehinde confirmed as speaker for 'Below 45' Conference

          If you are wondering what else Seye Kehinde, the publisher of City People gets up to; other than spilling the beans on the folks we all like to read about.    Well here is a hint. Mr Seye Kehinde who is also publisher of other publications would be taking a big part in a mentoring programme in a few days.        The native of Ogun state and graduate of the University of Ife who started his writing career while in the university (writing articles for Guardian and Tribune Newspapers and for Herald newspaper during his NYSC) became a publisher at the age of 31 and has made quite a name for himself; bagging awards in the process.     Kehinde has been confirmed as a speaker for the 'Below 45' conference which would be holding on the 3rd of October at the Blue Pearl Hall on Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos.       The conference is tagged ‘Shut Up, Start Up’ and he would be joined by Deolu Akinyemi CEO of Generic Solutions, Steve Harris CEO Edgejucation, Gbenga Sesan CEO Pa

Floss - Marsh Up ft. tuface Idibia + Spotlight ft. Zoe Yung and Naughty

    Mazi Floss, the 042 Representer, teams up with the Legendary 2Face Idibia in “Marsh Up” and on“Spotlight” he introduces his mates, Naughty and Zoe Yung from Dublin... both songs produced by Ceeko!Listen below © celebregion

Nigerian Idol season II launches

Yeka onka-season I winner     The season II of Nigerian Idol has been officially launched after a successful season I which produced Nigerian Idol, Yeka Onka.     Season II is produced by the Optima Media Group (OMG) and Rapid blue format. It continues to enjoy the sponsorship of Etisalat, in association with Sony and Pepsi. We are committed to ennsuring that the standards from the past show are surpassed this time around. This is idol-it is the real deal," he said. New host, singer Tiwa Savage and VJ Ill Rhymz would anchor the show.      The season kicks off on October 7, with auditions in four cities-Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Lagos. The show begins airing on December 4, and the grand gala would be on April 1, 2012.    The winner of the show takes home prizes valued at USD 100,000 in management contract, recording contract and prize money. The first runner up gets N1.5m, the second runner up will receive N1m. Finalists from 4th to 10th place also receive each N100,000

Sylvia Nduka's hot new photoshoot

                                       MBGN 2011,Sylvia Ndika  is looking stunning in her new photoshoot . See more photos below. Hot or not? Share your thoughts below!!!!! © celebregion

Ghanaian actor Eddie Watson joins Nollywood

   Ghanaian actor Eddie Watson, who joined Ghana’s movie industry not too long ago, is making it big in the industry. According to Newsone , the actor is currently on set in Nigeria where he is starring in a movie titled  ‘Lust’ . This is Eddie’s first time of acting in Nigeria and he is starring alongside star actresses  like Ngozi Ezeonu and Queen Nwokoye.    In Ghana, he is known for his role with top actress Yvonne Nelson in Abdul Salam’s,  ‘4play Reloaded’ .Eddie joined Ghana’s movie industry less than three years ago. He first starred in Bandex Productions’  ‘Million’ where he played the role of Kofi Adjorlolo’s bodyguard. He has also starred in movies like  ‘Masters of The Game’ and  ‘Turn Me On’ . Subsequently, he got scripts for yet-to-be-released  ‘Somewhere In Africa,’  and recently released  ‘A Reason To Kill’ .    Eddie, a Liberian, attended the College of West Africa and continued at the University of Liberia where he majored in Economics.

Lady Gaga sues company over trademark bids in her name

     Lady gaga says a Nevada-based  company is trying to horn in on her fame to market cosmetics and jewelry. She's suing in New York.     The Grammy Award-winning pop star sued Excite worldwide LLC on Monday. The lawsuit says the company applied without her permission to trademark the names "Lady Gaga" and "Lady Gaga LG" for makeup and baubles.     U.S. Patent and trademarks office record show the applications haven't been approved. But the "Poker Face" singer says they're muddying her efforts to add to her own suite of trademarks surrounding her name.     Her suit says customers could be duped into thinking she's affiliated with Excite Worldwide's products. She's seeking unspecified damages.

Photos ;Nollywood actress,Chika ike Opens fancy nancy store

   Nollywood star actress, Chika ike opened her fashion accessories store, Fancy nancy  last weekend at the valley mall, wuse Abuja . Nollywood stars like emeka ike,jim iyke , mercy johnson , eniola badmus, Mike ezurunoye and comedian AY were there to support her. see more photos below.

Simon cowell says Lady gaga and Beyonce are the most Boring singers in the world

    Simon Cowell  has slammed  Lady GaGa  stating that without seeing her, she is "the most boring singer in the world."    The X Factor USA  judge, who has  previously admitted that he would have rejected Lady G  if she auditioned for one of his talent shows, claims that along with superstars  Beyoncé  and  Katy Perry , GaGa is boring! Speaking to  The Mirror , the music mogul explained: "If you only ever heard Lady GaGa, she’s the most boring singer in the world." He continued: "You’ve got to see her – you need TV. Same with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry. We’re all about image. You have to have that X Factor.” While one of the most powerful men in pop may have taken a swipe at GaGa, the   Born This Way  singer was far too busy meeting the most powerful man in the world,President Obama Do you Agree with him ?Share your thoughts below!!!!

New Music;Dampte -Are you ready ft Taydizm

    Emerging Nigerian rap artist Dampte officially unveils his brand new single "Are You Ready", crafted by platinum producer Goldhands. Are You Ready", which features T-Pain’s Nappy Boy artiste TayDizm, is now available on iTunes and was released via Bugatti Entertainment. check it out below © celebregion

Tonto Dike , Doris simeon , odunlade adekola, ,others for Afro Hollywood awards UK

      The 16th Edition of African films award a.k.a Afro hollywood awards will hold in the Uk on 6th of November .      The award ceremony  which will take place at stratford town hall , london  has a rich list of nominees including one of South Africa’s leading actors, Presley Chweneyagae (famed for his lead role in Tsotsi), who will slug it out with Nigeria’s Saheed Balogun and Ghana’s Majid Michael.        To begin the night that promises a galaxy of top Nollywood stars and the best of  their counterparts in Africa ,UK celebrities and crème de la crème,and diplomats and professionals, is Child Internationale, a play by Prof. Wole Soyinka as an opening glee.      According to the shortlist of nominees released by the African Voice Newspaper UK, organisers of the awards, the keenly contested list of award nominees features heavyweights such as Tonto Dike, Halima Abubakar, Toyin Aimaku, Jamila Umar Nagudu, Funke Adesiyan, Lekan Oladiipo, Rukky Sandy, Halima Abubakar, Nkiru Sylvanu

Pop Singer Nelly Furtado donates Moammar Gadhaffi's money

      Canadian pop singer says she is donating the $1 million she earned to perform for members of former Libyan leader Moammar gadhaffi 's family to the Free the children charity     Furtado said in February she would donate the money from a 2007 show in Italy for members of Gadhafi's family.     She made this latest announcement Tuesday at a youth empowerment day organized by Canadian co-founders of Free the children. Her donation will go toward building a girls school in Kenya and a Free the Children program supporting girls in the Middle East and North Africa.     Usher, Mariah carey, Beyonce have all also promised to give the fees from their performances at private concerts later revealed to be linked to the Gadhafi family to charity or have said they have already done so.

Justin Timberlake to be honored by EMA for environmental efforts

     Justin Timberlake has been lauded for his work in music, TV and film. Now he's about to get an accolade for trying to better the environment.      The Environmental Media Association says Timberlake will receive its Future Awards, which represents future environmental leaders in entertainment.    The group cited Timberlake's attempts to reduce his carbon footprint during his tours, his advocacy for environmental issues and his eco-friendly golf course outside of Memphis, Tenn.     EMA President Debbie levin called Timberlake "a great example of how you can lend your voice for positive change." Others who have received the award include Edward Norton,Rosario and Maroon 5. The Environmental Media Awards will be held Oct. 15 in Burbank,  Associated Press

New Music;Terry G - Fuji Swag

    Terry G is officially crazy , he turns to fuji musician in Fuji swag , Check the  beat  out below ,very perfect fuji swag for the dancefloor. © celebregion

Nollywood actress joke silva clocks 50,produces chinua achebe's 'man of the people'

    Nollywood star actress / director , Joke silva turns 50 tommorow 29th september 2011. she has planned to celebrate with family and friends .       Joke silva has been chosen to produce a cinematic version of chinua achebe's popular novel ' Man of the people'       According to source , Governor rotimi amaechi of river state will sponsor the project because he is in love with the plot of the novel . He believes  it is wise to put the entire character into cinematic format so that it will attract wide audience and patronage and  the lessons learnt from the epic movie will change the way and manner Nigerian politicians carry out their responsibilities. © celebregion

Amber rose to share her stories in new books

   American  Model Amber Rose who recently co-emceed this year’s Vodafone 020 Live concert has announced that she is going to write books to share her past and present experiences and predicaments with the world.She tweeted few days ago ; I have decided that I will write books. Something u may not know about me is that I've been writing stories for a long time it was always something personal for me but now I'm ready to share my stories with the world. My books are about being in Love, Heartbreak, Sex, betrayal and all of the things that I've been thru in my life. Stories that will make u feel many emotions based on true events of my past and present. I hope u are as excited to read my books as I am to write them for u -Amb Are you going to read? Share your thoughts below!!! © celebregion