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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

Usher Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker Who Claims to Be His Wife

       A Georgia woman was arrested outside R&B superstar Usher ’s house this week after claiming to be his wife .        Accused stalker Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw was picked up outside Usher’s Atlanta-area residence early Sunday morning after the singer saw her via security camera sitting on his porch with her iPad plugged into a house outlet. “Ms. Jones-Rakestraw was saying that she was the wife of Mr. Raymond and he makes all her decisions,” a police report states.          Usher filed for a temporary restraining order Tuesday claiming he feared for his safety and that of his family. Police then took the woman to Emory Johns Creek Hospital instead, where she was later admitted for a mental evaluation. She was released shortly after, with a copy of the charges against her.         In YouTube videos posted after her release, Jones-Rakestraw said the R&B superstar has been calling her and giving her money for more than a year, and she claimed to have proof. 

Katie Holmes To Receive $15M From Tom Cruise as Divorce Settlement

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes    Katie Holmes  is being reported to receive  $3 million for every year she was married to Tom Cruise .       The 33-year-old actress  filed for divorce on  friday( june 29,2012)from the 49-year-old actor  who she got married to in November 2006  and as she had signed a pre-nuptial agreement before they tied the knot, she is unable to seek half his rumoured $275 million fortune.       Instead, she will reportedly be paid $15 million for the five-year union as well as being given their $35 million Beverly Hills mansion.     However, Katie ,who has cited ' 'irreconcilable differences '' as the reason behind their split  is seeking sole custody of the couple's six-year-old daughter, Suri, and experts believe she will get a huge amount of child support from Tom.       Top divorce attorney Vikki Ziegler told '' Most of the estate is Tom's. She'll have to go for a lot of child support. She'l

Who Wins BET Award on Sunday? Ice Prince, Wizkid Or...

   The 2012 BET Awards will take place in Los Angeles . As you might have known, Nigeria's Iceprince and wizkid are nominated for Best International act africa category alongside many other stars. Best International Act: Africa Nominees Camp Mulla (Kenya) Ice Prince (Nigeria) Lira (South Africa) Mokobe (Mali) Sarkodie (Ghana) Wizkid (Nigeria)    The 2012 BET Awards will hold July 1,2012 at shrine auditorium ,Los Angeles and will be hosted by samuel L. Jackson. So who is your favourite of the nominees ?, share  in your comments below

Adele Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Simon Konecki

Adele and simon         British singer Adele has announced she is pregnant and expecting her first baby with boyfriend Simon konecki . "Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,""I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx." The singer announced on her website moments ago.    Adele met her  36-year-old boyfriend last summer . Simon Konecki  is a   former financier and the co-founder of  U.K.bottled water   company, Life Water.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes To Divorce After Five Years of Marriage

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - November 18 2006 - June 29 2012     Hollywood super-couple Tom Cruise and katie holmes are divorcing after getting married for five years .        In a statement released by Katie holmes' attorney " This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," . " Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest." she said.       Cruise, 49, got married to actress Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle on November 18, 2006 at a ceremony of about 150 people. They have daughter Suri who is 6 is 6 years old  .        In november 2011 ,the couple celebrated their five years of marriage  with close family and friends in attendance .This was Holmes's first marriage and the third for Cruise, who previously was married to the actresses Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and Mimi Rogers.

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges,Faces Three Years in Prison

      Eight-time Grammy winner   Lauryn Hill has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to not paying her taxes. She was c harged earlier this month with three counts of failing to file tax returns on more than $1.5 million earned from 2005 to 2007.        Hill appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark on Friday and admitted not filing taxes for all three years. She faces a maximum one-year sentence on each count totaling three years .     Lauryn had issued a statement in response to the charges   that she removed herself and her family from society, in order to keep them safe, healthy, and free from danger.         "I kept my life relatively simple, even after huge successes, but it became increasingly obvious that certain indulgences and privileges were expected to come at the expense of my free soul, free mind, and therefore my health and integrity. So I left a more mainstream and public life " , part of the statement reads.

Beyonce and Jay Z To Attend Sunday's BET Awards

    Super-couple Beyonce  and Jay z have been confirmed to attend the 2012 BET awards that will hold  July 1 ,2012 in Los Angeles .Beyonce who is the second most nominated act  will battle her husband for video of the year at the  BET Awards. Beyonce fanpage confirmed she is going to attend.    She's up for six awards and  Jay-Z is nominated for five. Beyonce was not present last year  due to a performance at Glastonbury festival , but did share her routine with the BET audience via satellite.     This year’s ceremony features a tribute to Whitney Houston to be led by her mother cissy houston and  performances by D’Angelo, Nicki Minaj, MMG, Good Music, Chris Brown, Usher ,2 chainz and more.      Awards will be presented by  Jamie Foxx ,  Quentin Tarantino  ,  Tyler Perry and many others, to be hosted by  Samuel L. Jackson at the shrine auditorium ,Los Angeles. Nigeria's Iceprince and wizkid are nominated in the best international  artist category .

Sir Shina Peters To Start Music School

  Afrojuju creator Sir shina peters has revealed he's ready to start a music school . When talking to hiptv , the legend who recently turned 54 said " i want people to tap from my experience,how i created afrojuju,so i am trying to build a school, a music school you know,this is academic aspect of my profession"     He made it known  that the school will be affordable "I t's going to be affordable, i promise you that".  More information about the music school will be revealed soon.

Music:2shotz-Desire ft Timaya

   Rapper 2shotz just released new single desire featuring Timaya . Desire  was produced by  Young D  under 2Shotz Record Label,  UMUNNAMU. check it out below

Samuel Eto'o Owes 3.5M Euros In Taxes To Spain,Faces Five Years in Prison

Samuel Eto'o    Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has been axcused by a  Spanish public prosecutor  of conspiring to evade 3.5 million euros in taxes owed on income from his image rights when he was playing for Barcelona between 2006-2009.        The former Barca and Inter Milan player, now with Russian Premier League club Anzhi Makhachkala, is accused of four tax offences, each punishable with up to five years in prison and a fine of as much as 21 million euros.        The case presented by the prosecutor on June 15 at a Barcelona court, and which was seen by Reuters on Thursday, asks a judge to open proceedings against the player before the statute of limitations on one of the alleged offences expires on Saturday. Spain recently launched a drive against tax evasion as it struggles to meet tough European deficit reduction targets that have meant budget cuts for hospitals and schools.       Eto'o allegedly created two companies, one in Hungary and another in Spain,

Winnie Mandela's Biopic"Winnie" New Trailer Released

      New trailer for winnie Mandela's Biopic " Winnie"  has been released .The biopic directed by Darrell Roodt  Starring Jennifer Hudson as winnie mandela ,Terence Howard as nelson mandela  chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.     Winnie premiered at the toronto international film festival last year. The movie will be released in the US in september and in South africa before the end of the year. Watch the trailer below

Avatar Sequels to Begin Shooting in September

      The shooting of the highest grossing film of all time ‘Avatar’ sequels will begin this September.        Sigourney Weaver who played a doctor grace augustine in the first installment of the movie confirmed to, that James Cameron intended to produce a four-part saga.        The actress who will be involved in the sequels despite the death of her character, Grace Augustine, in the first instalment. also confirmed rumours that James Cameron had decided to extend the futuristic eco-fable to four parts, after having originally intended to create a trilogy.        The first sequel to Avatar, the biggest box office success in the history of cinema with takings of $2.78 billion, is not scheduled to arrive in theatres until the end of 2014.

Snoop Dogg Busted With Marijuana In Norway, Detained

      American rapper Snoop dogg whose real name is calvin braodus   was busted and detained after entering norway today june 28,2012 with marijuana and a large amount of cash.         Customs official in norway say Snoop entered the country with a small amount of marijuana that was detected by a sniffer-dog.. Snoop was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was subsequently fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) for the violations. Snoop Dogg who has been arrested in the past many times for weed possession was scheduled to perform at a musical festival in the southern town of Kristiansand in norway.

Remembering Christy Essien Igbokwe One Year Later

Christy Essien-Igbokwe :1960-2011       It will be one year on June 30, 2012  the Lady of Songs, Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Christy Essien-Igbokwe , mfr, fica, transited to eternal glory. The family has decided to have a solemn memorial during the Sunday service at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, G. R. A, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday - July 1, 2012.      In a statement released by chief edwin igbokwe , he said,  "It is rather for us a sober moment to reunite with her in faith and spirit as our family always did together while she was here with us, and time to glorify God who had admitted her into His place of Eternal Peace in Heaven. That is the path me and Christy’s (biological) four sons have thought we should rather go for the commemoration of her one year of transition to eternal glory".     The church service starts at 10a.m but the Igbokwe family and friends will be called to the Altar at about 11.30a.m.

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks' 'Celebrate' Video Released

   The official video for the upbeat " Celebrate ," which the late whitney houston recorded with co-star Jordin Sparks for their film, "Sparkle,"has just been released .Celebrate is the final song recorded by the late legend and it showcases Sparks and her co-stars enjoying an evening at home.          Houston was absent, though the  footage was blended with video of her role in the movie: she plays the single mother of an aspiring vocal trio (Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter).  Sparkle will be in theatres August 17.Watch the video below

eLDee To Release Undeniable Album July 1

Undeniable Album cover art    Veteran musician -producer eLDee da don has picked July 1,2012 as the release date for his long-awaited fifth album Undeniable. The album release was postponed few times in the past but is now ready .      Undeniable   was mainly produced by Sarz & Cobhams and   contains tracks like "Been there done that" ,  "Higher" "Today today" ,"wash wash ", "Always" ,Rundown and many more.

The Avengers Becomes Third Highest Grossing Film of all Time

  "The Avengers" has become the third highest-grossing film in box office history, behind "Avatar" and "Titanic.     " The Walt Disney Studios high-thrills action adventure made in collaboration with Marvel comics earned $7 million over the weekend, for a total of $598 million since its release in early May. And it has crossed the $600 million US box office threshold on Tuesday,disney said in a statement.    The Movie has grossed $1,438.3 million worldwide "The Avengers" starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo was made for an estimated $220 million The two greatest money-making movies were Canadian James Cameron's "Avatar" ($2.78 billion) and his "Titanic" ($2.19 billion).

R.Kelly Falls ill,Cancels Media Appearances For Medical Treatment

      American R&B Superstar R.Kelly fell ill on his way to promote his new book and had to return to his home in chicago for medical treatment .        His media representative just released the following statement       While on his way to New York this morning to celebrate the publication of his long-awaited memoir "SoulaCoaster," multi-platinum R&B superstar R. Kelly was taken ill and had to return to Chicago for medical treatment.  Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords. As a result, Kelly has had to cancel appearances on "The Jimmy Fallon Show" and NBC's "Today" as well as a book party that was being held in his honor. It is unclear how long Kelly may be sidelined.

Rihanna Escapes Early Morning Fire at London Hotel

RIhanna after the fire incident    Pop star rihanna early this morning escaped fire from a London Hotel .London Fire Brigade says she was among 300 people evacuated from conrinthian hotel after an early-morning fire in an elevator shaft.   The  talk that talk singer tweeted news of the fire early Wednesday to her 21 million Twitter followers, posting a picture of a fire engine and the words: " Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly."        The fire brigade said the alarm was raised at 6:22 a.m. (0522 GMT) and 10 firefighters dealt with the blaze on the 7th floor of the luxury Corinthia Hotel. There were no reports of injuries.    In other news  RiRi  has now sold a staggering combined total of 20 million singles and albums on UK turf, according to the latest  Official Charts Company 's sales data.T he 24-year-old singer has sold over 14 million singles and over six million albums in the United Kingdom.   Rihanna performed Sunday at the outdoor BBC

Banky W Interviews Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola [Photos]

Banky W Interviews Gov. Babatunde fashola for USAID documentary    Last week, the International Republican Institute (IRI) & US Agency for International Development (USAID) visited the Governor of Lagos with R & B Power House Banky W for a documentary hosted by Banky W. Banky who is presently on set for MNET TV series “Jacob Cross” in South Africa tells us “The documentary is about promoting democracy in Nigeria through the youths of Nigeria, and it included an interview with Governor Fashola, I had a nice time”   The song "Change" featuring Skales, Wiz, Niyola, Banky W and Shaydee on the Empire Mates State of Mind album will also be used in the documentary. Banky w , IRI and USAID Representatives Banky W ,BRF ,IRI and USAID representatives  

OJB Jezreel Drops Two New Videos:It's All About You & See Me Up

    Veteran Musician -Producer  OJB JEZREEL aka JIGGA MAN just released  two new videos - It's all about you featuring Pamela and See Me up featuring Ugly . Both videos were released under his J-Recordings label. Check them out below

Beyonce Pays Tribute To Micheal Jackson


Ice Prince Performs At BBC Hackney Weekend [Video]

    Chocolate city rapper, Iceprince zamani performed on sunday June 24 ,2012 at the BBC Radio  1 's Hackney Weekend. Ice performed Superstar and Oleku on Radio 1 Xtra's stage to thousands of people . D'banj had performed earlier (June 23).The two-day  music festival ended on sunday with Rihanna performing many of her hit songs .check out iceprince's performance below.

Chris Brown and Drake Offered $1M Each to Fight In Boxing Ring

Chris brown(L) ,drake(R)       Chris Brown and Drake have been offered $1 million each to continue their feud in the boxing ring .     Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman revealed billionaire Alki David has offered to pay out the huge sums and give another $1 million to charity if they take part in a public fight.       He told the New York Daily News newspaper: " Obviously they have a grudge. It's just three one-minute rounds. No one will get seriously hurt." He said the pay-per-view event could be in Las Vegas or Los Angeles with a target date of Aug. 25.  Feldman said he’d like Rihanna to participate in the proposed punch-fest.      A Chris Brown representative replied that the singer's camp has “never heard” of the offer. The music stars have been at war over Rihanna, who had a fling with Drake after splitting up with Chris when he assaulted her three years ago.      The singers have been linked to a police investigation since their all

Spice Girls Reunite In London After Four Years To Announce Viva Forever Musical

Spice Girls - Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham     British pop girl group, Spice Girls reunited onstage Tuesday to announce details of a musical based on their songs, a tale of fame and female friendship that will open in London in the fall.       The music of the 1990s pop group is being revived in "Viva Forever, " which tells the story of four friends whose bond is tested when their band enters a TV talent show. The Spice Girls said they were delighted with the show, which is produced by Judy Craymer.       " It's better than we could ever have imagined ," said Melanie " Sporty Spice" Chisholm of the show, written by comedian Jennifer Saunders, who co-created TV sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous ." " They sing it better than us, " added Melanie Brown, the band's "Scary Spice.      They were joined by Band members Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham also k

50 Cent Injured After Crash With A Mack Truck,Hospitalized [Photos]

50 cent being taken to the hospital    G-Unit Leader 50 cent was involved in a bad car accident lastnight as his bullet-proof SUV was rear-ended by a mack truck in new york city .     He was put on a stretcher and taken to the nearest Queens hospital where they are currently running test on his neck and back. His driver is also currently in the hospital as the SUV almost flipped over. 50's bullet-proof SUV The mack truck

Beyonce and Jay Z's Daughter Named Honorary Citizen of Croatian island

Beyonce carries Blue Ivy Carter   American superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy Carter has been named an honorary citizen of the Croatian town of Hvar, after reports the couple named her for a local tree.       " The story of the origin of your girl's name, Blue Ivy, has brought huge media attention and great tourism promotion to the town of Hvar, " said Mayor Pjerino Bebic in a letter sent to the couple, " I have decided to grant your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town. "       Blue Ivy, born in January, was reportedly named after a tree wrapped in blue ivy the couple had seen on the island during their visit in September 2011.     Media in Croatia have recently broadcast a video that Beyonce, 30, shot during the visit to Hvar in which she posed next to a tree covered with ivy, saying her child could be named Blue Ivy.       Bebic invited the couple with their daighter to pay another visit to the island. Beyonce and

Music;Ebisan -Jowo

    Ebisan , one of the rising stars on the music scene, pushes the bar with her new and sophomore single "Jowo" as she presents a more upbeat and witty song, showing us she does have a quirky and edgy side. Ebisan brought us the amazing theme song for last year's block buster "Tango with Me" "Suru" and the fascinating "Love Story. check out Jowo below.

Music:Yemi Alade -Ghen Ghen Love

   Rising Nigerian Pop star and singing sensation Yemi Alade returns with her brand new single titled “Ghen Ghen Love” which is  produced by veteran producer OJB Jezreel.Check it out below.

BigBrother -Goldie Whispers To Herself:"I Want to Go Home"

Goldie cries and whispers to herself     Goldie can't take anymore of  Big brother StarGame and may be voluntarily exiting. After having a private Diary session with Biggy , Goldie openly said she was free and leaving StarGame . "I can't afford this type of thing. I'm going home. Everybody will be disappointed but I can't. Everybody's strange but I'm even stranger," Goldie whispered to herself in the bedroom. Is this a publicity stunt,is she going to change her mind?

After P.Diddy's ,Snoop Dogg's Son Offered Football Scholarship By UCLA

Cordell Broadus      Rapper Snoop Dogg's son cordell broadus has been offered a football scholarship by UCLA after P.Diddy's son justin combs was offfered a football schorlarship by the same university last month.        The sophomore to be is ready to make a name for himself on the football field. Broadus,  transferred to Diamond Bar from Long Beach Poly last fall and was a standout on the Brahmas freshmen team. “We’re expecting him to really lead us the next three years, ” Diamond Bar High School football coach Ryan Maine told ESPN.      “ Hopefully [our athletes] get bigger, stronger and keep leading this team.”     Justin combs was  was heavily critisized for accepting the scholarship because of his father's(P Diddy) financial status.

Remembering Micheal Jackson Three Years Later,Neighbours See Ghost At L.A Mansion

Micheal Jackson       Today ,june 25,2012 marks three years the King of Pop micheal jackson died after overdosing on powerful anaesthetic propofol.      Neighbours of Michael's rented Los Angeles mansion say they have seen the singer's "ghost" strolling around the grounds and have even heard singing coming from the property. One of the star’s Beverly Hills neighbours told Uk Daily star :      “Everyone thinks that Michael’s ghost walks around the house. “It has freaked everyone out. When he was living there, Michael would regularly look through the curtains and see who was around. People have heard his music coming from the house and even singing. It is so weird. The world knew that Michael was obsessed by the afterlife, from his songs like Thriller. “He believed in spirits ,now his own has returned.”    Micheal  lived at the mansion with his children Prince, now 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10 before  h died three years ago in the hands of his doctor Co

"I am Not Dating Kanye West For Publicity Stunt-Kim Kardashian tells Oprah

   Reality TV Star Kim kardashian has opened up about his relationship with kanye west to oprah winfrey in an exclusive interview granted to oprah's OWN network .    Kim  debunked the reports that she is currently dating kanye to become more popular   Is Kanye west  your new fairy tale?" Oprah asked the reality star.      " We met almost a decade ago, we've known each other for a very long time, we've been friends for six or seven years, "I don't know why it took us so long to get together: I think we've always had an attraction to each other, but we've always been in other relationships or it wasn't the right timing. "One day it just happenedit took me by surprise. "     Are you dating him to get more publicity?Oprah asked  , "It's your heart you're playing with. "I couldn't sacrifice my heart for a publicity stunt " Kim replied .     Kim concluded by saying   she's not moving in or thinking

Disney's Animated Movie 'Brave' Tops Weekend Box Office

        Animated family movie " Brave, " about a rebellious Scottish princess, rode to the top of the weekend box office charts iwith $66.7 million in ticket sales.     "Brave," the new fairy tale from Walt Disney Co's Pixar studio, knocked another animated adventure, "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," to second place with over $20 million after two weeks at No. 1. Taking the No. 3 slot, new thriller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" brought in $16.5 million .   Fox 's Prometheus and universal's snow white and the huntsman completed the top five with $10million  and $8million  respectively. 

D'banj Covers Uk 's The Observer Magazine [Photos]

D'banj on the cover of the observer magazine      Pop-star  D'banj  who performed at the BBC 1's Hackney weekend yesterday  is on the cover of  today's (June 24 )edition of the weekly observer magazine published by The Guardian, Uk . He posed for few photos last month in london taken by Richard saker . See them below  D'banj photographed in London By Richard saker for the observer D'banj in today's Observer