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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

Lady Gaga Launches Born This Way foundation, Stars in Men In Black III

Lady gaga arrives harvard to launch foundation    Pop-star , Lady gaga   descended on  Harvard University  with some powerful friends Wednesday to launch her  new foundation  aimed at empowering young people.    The singer was joined by  Oprah Winfrey , spiritual leader  Deepak Chopra , and Health and to kick off the Born This Way Foundation .     Gaga spoke to more than 1,100 students from several states, faculty and invited guests at Harvard, urging the young audience to " challenge meanness and cruelty ."    Gaga's representative said the singer has made a $1.2 million personal contribution to the foundation, named after her 2011 album and hit song.  Gaga, who has said she was the victim of bullying as a teenager, said the idea for the foundation grew out of the dialogue created after "Born This Way" was released.       In a related news , Will Smith has confirmed that one of the biggest pop stars in the world will appearing in the third installment of h

Queen Elizabeth II to Open 2012 Olympics

Queen  celebrating her 60th anniversary earlier this month      Queen Elizabeth II   will open both the 2012 olympics and the Paralympics this summer, signaling that both events will be celebrated as great state occasions ,something the British are famous for.    The monarch and her husband, prince philip will perform the ceremonial role at the  80,000-seat Olympic Stadium when the Olympic games begin in london on July 27, and for the Paralympic Games that start Aug. 29 .     The queen follows in the footsteps of her father, the late  King George VI , who opened the 1948 London Olympics , and her great-grandfather,  King Edward VII , who opened the 1908 London Olympics.     The decision to open both ceremonies caps a very busy year for the queen, whose this year marks her 60 years on the throne.

D'banj,Naeto C,Duncan Mighty,MI,Wizkid,Ice Prince Nominated For Ghana Music Award

    The nominations for the 2012 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was announced today.  The nominees announcement was for the first time in the 13 year history of the Awards Scheme  televised live on GH-One Entertainment Television.     It was attended by a cross section of the entertainment media. Nigerian Music stars , D'banj, Iceprince, wizkid,Duncan Mighty  , MI ,  Naeto C   and Angolan cabo snoop will battle for the African artiste of the year category. African Artiste(s) of the Year Nominees Naeto C Duncan Mighty Ice Prince D’banj Cabo Snoop MI Wizkid    The Award sponsored by telecom giant vodafone will be held in April. The short code for public voting 1767 has been  officially activated to record voting for the Public Categories.

Richard MofeDamijo Hosts Gulder Ultimate Search 8 Champions

                            Kelvin durst,chris okagbue,dr festus Okunbo,Anastasia azike,RMD,Fejiro     Nollywood legend   Richard Mofe Damijo who is currently the  Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, recently applauded the efforts of Kevin Durst and Fejiro Ejogbamu, two Champions that emerged from the recently concluded Gulder Ultimate Search 8.      He made the remarks when Messrs Durst and Ejogbamu, accompanied by other GUS 8 Champions, paid a courtesy visit to the Delta State government house.   The other GUS 8 Champions are: Christopher Okagbue, the winner, Anastasia Azike, the last female contestant standing, Anthony Igwe, Tony Horsfall, Promise Ojiegbe, Sunday Gyang, Olanrewaju Alawoki and Patience Ihongbe.     RMD said: “ This is just a stepping stone towards more successes in life. The good thing about when you are able to compete in something that involves other people and you are selected, is that it imposes more work on you, so to speak; to strive even ha

When Is It Enough? By Stella Damasus

   It was 8 o’clock that morning and I was already dressed in my black dress, black shoes and no make-up, with my brushed hair in a pony tail. I was heading to Yaba for a friend’s funeral.    She was 35 and beautiful, a mother of two beautiful children. I really did not want to go because I was not sure of how I was going to react. I was not sure if I could pull myself together.    Anyway, I got to the church and it was filled with people who knew her and who had heard of her. As I approached the church, I was already battling with the huge lump in my throat, making sure that I could at least sit through the service. I managed to get inside, and then the ushers took me up-front to sit with the family.        I saw her mother and siblings who were weeping uncontrollably, so I tried to console them while battling with that same lump in my throat. I did all I could until the kids walked into the church with the nanny. Oh my goodness, now that lump has melted into liquid, the flood gates

Erykah Badu Sad But Not Angry Over Malaysian Ban

Erykah badu speaks at press conference in Kuala lumpur today     Soul singer Erykah Badu said Wednesday she holds no grudge against Malaysia's government for barring her from performing after a photograph of her body art offended some Muslims.        More than 1,500 people had bought tickets to watch the Grammy-winning American singer at a Kuala Lumpur auditorium Wednesday, but Malaysia's information minister announced on the eve of the concert that it could not proceed because a promotional photo of Badu with the Arabic word for Allah painted on her bare shoulders was "an insult to Islam."    "It's sad, because we traveled a long way," Badu told a news conference. "But I'm totally understanding of (the minister's) protection of the laws and its people. He doesn't want anything to happen. I'm good with that."      The photograph ignited criticism from some politicians and religious groups in Muslim-majority Malaysia after

Celine Dion Cancels Shows Till June due to Voice Problem

     Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion announced Tuesday she had canceled a string of upcoming shows in Las Vegas due to a virus-triggered problem with her vocal chords.       The Canadian-born star was due to sing at Caesars Palace in a series of shows through March 18, but has called them off after being ordered to rest her voice for six to eight weeks.    Following the difficulties that she experienced with her vocal chords last week, which resulted in cancelled weekend performances, Celine decided to seek further expert medical advice from one of the leading international authorities on laryngeal physiology, Professor Gerald Berke M.D., UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. Celine flew to Los Angeles on Monday afternoon and had a thorough examination at Berke's clinic. Hediagnosed Celine with weakness in her right vocal chord, secondary to a viral illness. and he prescribed 6-8 weeks of voice-rest in order for Celine to completely recover from this condition. Celine

Jennifer Hudson On Witness List For Upcoming Murder Trial

   American singer and Oscar winner  Jennifer Hudson  is on the witness list for the upcoming trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.    The chicago tribune reports, however, that  prosecutors  haven't yet disclosed whether Hudson will actually testify at william balfour's trial, which is slated to begin April 9.   Balfour was the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia. Hudson's mother and brother were found dead in the family's home on Chicago's South Side in 2008. Her nephew's body was found days later in a vehicle on the city's West Side.    A court filing by prosecutors last week contains detectives' reports from interviews with Hudson after the deaths. According to the filing, Hudson told investigators she'd known Balfour since childhood and had advised her sister against marrying him.

P Square's "Chop My Money" Video Becomes Most Viewed Nigerian Video Within a Week

snapshot of youtube analytics      P Square 's Chop my Money video which features senegalese-American star Akon and labelmate May D has become the most viewed Nigerian video (Music and Movie) within a week on youtube .     According to Youtube analytics and insight that celebregion has been monitoring since the video dropped , Chop my money has been receiving an average of 4,600 views / Hour .     The video was uploaded five days ago(Feb.23,2012),less than a week and has received  556,736 Views as at the time of filing this report which has never happened to any nigerian music or movie video before .    Music enthusiasts predicted it may get to a million views within a week.       The video which was featured on major nigerian music and entertainment websites immediately it dropped also appeared on few US-based websites.  Congrats to P Square !!!

Veteran Actor James Iroha popular known as "Gringory" is Dead

James iroha     Veteran  actor James Iroha popularly known as Gringory is dead . The actor died today February 28,2012 . The death was confirmed by actress stella damasus and his son has also confirmed it.  stella  tweeted:" Our mentor james iroha alias Gringory in new masquerade has passed on. RIP"  James' family posted on his facebook page; Sept 1942 _ Feb 2012 Not long ago a man we have all come to love, a man that has made us laugh, a friend to all but will always be Dad to my little sister Ugonma, my brothers Chiemela, Uche, Kelechi and me passed on. Chief James Udensi Akwari Iroha OON has passed on today. May his cheerfull soul rest in the Lord Akwari james Iroha ( for the family) Gringory was well known as a regular actor on the popular television series , Masquerade on Nigerian Television Authority . He was 69

Premiere Of Ini Edo's I''ll take My chances [Video]

    Ini edo premiered her movie i ''ll take my chances   Friday 24 th  of February, 2012 at Silverbird Gallaria.  movie stars and celebrities including 2face and his fiance annie macaulay,desmond ellliot,Paul P square, AY,uche jombo,mercy johnson,uti,karen were present at the premiere. check out the video of the red carpet. AY entertained the guests, 

I wasn't Involved in Car Accident -Laide Bakare

Laide with her range rover this morning   Contrary to report  that movie actress/producer Laide bakare Okunfulure was involved in a car accident  last weekend with her new range rover SUV  in ogun state, she has refuted the report. Laide said.  "I was  never  involved in any accident not even with my  Range Rover Jeep" .

Malaysia Bans Erykah Badu's Concert Over Allah tattoos

Erykah badu with allah tatoos        South East-Asian country ,Malaysia  on Tuesday banned a planned concert by American singer  Erykah badu  after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body.       The  popular singer was scheduled to perform Wednesday in  Kuala Lumpur , but some  Muslim groups  said Badu was an unsuitable role model for young Malaysians after seeing a publicity photo of her with what appeared to be  temporary tattoos  of the word Allah on her bare shoulders.    A government committee that monitors concerts decided to forbid Badu's show because she has "offended the religious sensitivities" of Muslims by posing with such tattoos, an Information Ministry official . The 41-year-old, Dallas-born singer had already arrived in Malaysia. " She can remain here as a tourist but will not be allowed to perform" , the official said. Information Minister Dr.Rais Yatim  confirmed the decisio

Actress Stella Damasus Becomes Women For Africa Ambassador

  Nollywood star actress Stella damasus has been appointed  the Women For Africa Ambassador .    Stella was appointed alongside Uganda's Jennifer Ogole and Kenya's Gita Patel. Stella said; “ Every minute of everyday a woman somewhere is bringing another being into the world. She nurtures, guides, loves and comforts her family. Despite prejudices, she forges ahead, endures hardship drawing on her inner strength. Today she has attained heights that were previously thought to be impossible. I am proud to be an ambassador for ‘WOMEN FOR AFRICA’ and I celebrate the achievements of African Women around the world”.  Women for Africa was birthed from a 20-year desire and passion to see women honoured and appreciated in a celebratory way.  " Everywhere you go in life you see women. Focused, driven, determined, ambitious, resourceful, passionate, talented, inspiring are just some of the characteristics that are embedded in these women".     The maiden edition of ‘Women for

Rihanna,Brandy,Jennifer Hudson Shortlisted To Play Whitney Houston In Biopic

Whitney and Jordin sparks     American music stars Rihanna , brandy , Jennifer Hudson have  been shortlisted  in the running to play Whitney Houston in a movie tribute to the Late Icon . Whitney’s mentor and record company boss Clive Davis is behind the project to immortalise the 48-year-old superstar on film.   Sources said: “Clive wants to get the script done and start filming as soon as possible.”     Others  being considered include actress Vivica Fox, 47, and 22-year-old American Idol singer Jordin Sparks who starred alongside whitney in soon to be released sparkles while  Willow Smith ,11,  is being lined up to play the whitney as a child.     Whitney was said to be aware of the project before her untimely death and brandy had earlier shown intetest in playing her .Brandy  said in an interview  “ My dream role would be to play Whitney Houston. I would love to play Ms Whitney. I have her ­personality down pat,  “Like, no offence, ladies – it’s a lot of talented ­ladies there –

Lil Wayne To Launch Sneaker Line

   Rapper Lil Wayne  already has a clothing line, Trukfit, he has just disclosed that  a sneaker line is in the works. Weezy told Vibe    I do have a shoe coming out soon but it won’t be Trukfit. I have shoe with a well-known company. I just don’t want to say yet because Ihaven’t dotted the line yet. But it’s done Nah, it’s not a Nike or Reebok, I can tell you that much.     He was asked if it will be coming out under Supra, he answered , Uh-oh. Watch out  [Laughs] .   Weezy is expected to make the big announcement in the coming weeks.