New Michael Jackson album set to be released May 13th!

published on Monday, 31 March 2014

Are you shocked?

Well I'm not!

Five years after his death, there's a new Michael Jackson album.

Sony and Epic Records today announced a plan to release a posthumous Michael Jackson album titled Xscape. I hear the album will drop on May 13th.

Epic CEO L.A. Reid handpicked eight previously unreleased tracks by Michael Jackson, which have been 'contemporized for modern ears' and added new production by Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins.

Let's wait and see!

"Multiple Sclerosis did not kill Zara, ignorance did" - Yemisi Ilo blames family

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Nigerian singer, Zara Gretti has passed away at her home in Ogba, Lagos after battling with Multiple Sclerosis (an inflammatory disease in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged) for over a year.Creative consultant, Yemisi Ilo, has however condemned and blamed Zara’s family for her death."">She blamed Zara’s family for feeding with her with “Agbo and herbs” instead of sending her to the hospital.According to Yemi, she has also been battling Multiple Sclerosis for nearly 10 years and that Zara’s situation shouldn’t have deteriorated to the point of death.“I also have MS and I am currently in Singapore – where by His grace I will finally halt the progression and hopefully and prayerfully reverse some if not all disability. I spoke to Zara on Tuesday.She said she was being given ‘Agbo’ to drink by her family and that it was killing her. Those were her exact words. I told her NOT to drink it. With an already compromised immune system – Agbo is bullshit. It is poison. MS is not malaria. I gave Zara clear details of exactly what she needed to do to try to get well.” She wroteNarrating her encounter with Zara during the crisis, Yemisi stated, “It isn’t easy AT ALL – I should know but unfortunately for her, she was surrounded by very ignorant people at the end who felt that they knew best. I first heard of Zara when I read about her on Linda Ikeji‘s blog a year ago. I got in touch with her immediately and started a Skype friendship. I was in London and she was in the States (US). We spoke regularly. When I went back to Lagos, we would WhatsApp and I would call her."">“When she came to Nigeria in October last year, I went to see her and she was surprised that she could move better than me! I organized the Battabox interview (which we did at my parents house).“She said she didn’t want to live with her mum in the States – yet she had no one to look after her there apart from her mum. She needed someone. She even wanted to come and stay with me, but I am married with small children and my own MS issues were already enough for one house.“I am so pissed off, so angry, so f**king sad, teary and frustrated. If I had been in Nigeria, I would have gone to pick her up on Tuesday when I spoke to her. She was so desperate to leave Ogba.“She said she had a return ticket to America and would try to leave ASAP. I gave her my neurologist’s number so she could get some steroids to help her get over the horrible relapse she was having. Also to get her to explain the condition to Zara’s family so they would realize that this was not an ‘Agbo’ matter. I have had MS for nearly 10 years.“My walking has deteriorated and I am currently alternating between a walker and a wheelchair. Zara was worried that she wouldn’t get married and have kids – I told her that I had 4 kids and was happily married and continued to work and that there was hope.“I have always been vocal about MS and even appeared on a ‘Moments with Mo’ episode talking about it. There are many Nigerians with MS – I know a few but they want to keep quiet. Their families are embarrassed. Why? I don’t know?“It can happen to anyone at any time. Granted, I am extremely fortunate to have the strength of character and a loving and supportive and enlightened family to deal with this HORRIBLE condition that has led to this opportunity for me to undergo Hemapioetic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) – Google it. It has taken donations from over 100 people to do this. It costs over $150k (N24,727,501).“I told Zara that since she was a US citizen, she could get on a trial at the University of Chicago under Dr. Burt for free. I just want people to know that MS didn’t kill Zara – ignorance did. As well as our fatalistic attitude in Nigeria where everyone prays and no one takes action.” Yemisi concluded.


See the full list of winners at the Yoruba Movie Awards: Odunlade Adekola, Fathia Balogun, others win

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The third edition of the annual Yoruba Movies Academy Awards (YMAA) held on Sunday at the Ibadan Civic Centre in Agodi. The YMAA is an annual awards ceremony put together to celebrate all the success stories of the Yoruba movie industry.

Actor Odunlade Adekola beat Actors Muyiwa Ademola, Femi Adebayo and Yomi Fash Lanso, carting away the best Actor award while Fathia Balogun won the best Actress award as against star Actresses Funke Akindele, Iyabo Ojo and Ayo Adesanyo.

See full list of winners below:

Kola Ogunmola
Akinwunmi Ishola
Duro Ladipo
Mama Awero


Best Editor: Shola Ayorinde
Best Cinematography: Richie Richie
Best Marketer: Olasco
Best Cultural Movie: Aramotu
Best Cross Over Actor: Kelvin Ikeduba
Best Support Actress: Joke Muyiwa
Most Promising Actress: Memunat Yinusa
Most Promising Actor: Tunde Owokoroniran
Best Actor: Odunlade Adekola
Best Actress: Fathia Balogun

Happy Mother's day!

published on Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Miracle of Life
nurtured by a woman
who gave us
love and sacrifice!!

No love can be compared to that of a mother's!

Happy Mothers Day!!

I hope we all spent the day with our mothers like I did?!

Boko Haram in failed jailbreak attempt in Abuja

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Heavy security around Aso Villa, FCT In spite of tight security, detained Boko Haram members on Sunday attempted a jailbreak at the headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja.The incident led to heavy security build up around the Presidential  Villa which is about 100metres to the SSS headquarters.But the SSS said there is no cause for alarm because the jailbreak had been foiled.Despite the assurance from the SSS, there were sporadic shootings and booming of guns around the Villa and Aso Drive which is within the precincts of Aso Drive.Most residents of the highbrow drive were forced to remain indoors as soldiers were massively deployed from nearby barracks.A statement by the SSS Deputy Director for Public Affairs, the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar,  said the jailbreak occurred during  the breakfast session for the detainees.The statement  said: “At 0715 hours, the Service suspect handler went to the detention facility within the Headquarters to feed the suspects.“One of the suspects attempted to disarm him by hitting him at the back of his head with his handcuff.“His attempt to escape drew the attention of other guards at the facility who fired some shots to warn and deter others.” The gun shots attracted the attention of the military with whom we have an understanding of mutual assistance in the event of any threat.“The Army immediately deployed a team to reinforce our perimeter guards to forestall any external collaborators. The situation has since been brought under control. Further details will be communicated.”As at press time, heavy security had been built up around the Presidential Villa and the Federal Capital Territory by armed soldiers with military helicopters deployed in the area.There was suspicion that the jailbreak might be a prelude to a major attack on the Villa and Abuja.A reliable source said: “All military formations and security agencies had been put on the alert to ward off any aggression by the sect.“The Villa is being heavily protected as I speak with you. And movement in and around the SSS headquarters and the Villa restricted in the interim.”

-The Nation

Watch: O.C. Ukeje sings a lovely christmas tune on NdaniTV

published on Saturday, 29 March 2014

I cant get over O.C.!


It's an OC kind of day here on JK!

I'm totally in love! Watch the multitalented star sing his heart out below;


TokeMoments: "Shallow things guys say"

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Toke Makinwa is back, and this week on her vlog, TokeMoments, she talks about the shallow things guys say!

watch it below;


On the cover : O.C. Ukeje on Bubbles Magazine

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He's just tooo foiine though! Kai!

And really talented!

Photo : 2face gets himself a customized mic from MAlivelihood

published on Friday, 28 March 2014

Musician Zara Gretti Passes On at 28

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I remember singing "abokoku", some years back, and wondering why I hadn't heard any other song from Zara Gretti! Mololuwa would testify! We fell hard for Zara and when I heard the Nigerian-American singer whose real name is Margaret-Mary Joseph was fighting multiple sclerosis, I felt horrible!
Popularly known for her hit songs “The Flyest” and “Teno”, Zara was open about her battle with multiple sclerosis. She recently shared that she could no longer walk and could barely sleep. She was obviously in a lot of pain!
Zara is believed to have died today. The family hasn’t released a statement on her death yet but her former manager confirmed the news.
Zara had a cheerful heart and maintained good composure till her death.Before her death, she had been able to raise the sum of $14,046 out of the $23,000 needed to treat the disease.
The Mayo Clinic defines Multiple sclerosis (MS) as “a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the communication between your brain, spinal cord and other areas of your body. This condition may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves, a process that’s not reversible.”
May her soul rest in peace!
read her tweets below;

Meet the latest couple in town! Maria Okanrende & Koch Okoye!

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I have been suspecting, Shuga actress who played Foye and on air presenter, Maria Okanrende and media personality Koch Okoye since last year, way before Shuga aired but I just couldn't place a finger on it till I saw on BN today that they are officially together.
The couple; Maria and Koch, were co-hosts of “The Morning Show” on Beat FM with Olisa Adibua but Koch left the beat in February 2014.
According to BN, they started dating in 2013 but officially recently made it known to the public via their Facebook pages.
They are so cute together! I see their Instagram posts all the time.

Nick Cannon lists famous women he's slept with... Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Kim K included

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Is this even a wise thing to do?
Go on radio and air your dirty laundry? 
Nick Cannon was a guest on Big Boy's Power 106 TV show and was asked to list five celebrities he's gone to bed with.
Nick poured out the info! 
He started off with his wife, Mariah Carey, then;Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, his ex-fiancee supermodel Selita Ebanks and then Kim Kardashian.
When Big Boy acted surprised and said he didn't know Nick had slept with Kim, Nick replied, "Of course you knew...or you forgot because there have been many since me."
Lmao! Mean! Ouch!
He went on to say that he only mentioned the names of famous women people already know he slept with and also said the first time he made love to Mariah Carey was on their wedding night.

watch the video below;

Nawa o!

Rita Dominic's New lead role in Darey Art-Alade's "Special Fever" video

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Rita Dominic got herself the leading role for Darey Art-Alade‘s yet to be released music video – “Special Fever“.
The beach themed video is directed by Clarence Peters and also features cameo appearances by DJ Sose, Muna, Mo Eazy, Zaina, Lamboginny and JJC.


On the cover : Funmi Victor Okigbo on Mania Magazine's Age Issue

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See the inner pages below;
mother and daughter page
beautymania page
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Karen Igho goes back to school!

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Former BBA winner; Karen Igho is back in the news, and this time it is good news.

I hear she is now studying Business Administration and Management for three years at Newham University. She will then move on to a masters course in Arts for one year.

I wish her the best!

President Jonathan's Daughter, Faith Sakwe Elizabeth, set to Wed in April

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I never knew the President had such a grown daughter but I hear President Goodluck Jonathan‘s first child, Faith Sakwe Elizabeth, was adopted by the Jonathans at a young age.
She is set to wed her sweetheart Godswill Edward Osim on the 5th of April in Bayelsa and on the 12th of April in Abuja.
-Pictures courtesy BN

Watch: Frank Donga's Videos! Hilarious!

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 Frank Donga is too hilarious!
If you don't know the NdaniTV class act by now then you must be living under a rock!
but I guess that's my job to inform you!
He basically represents the job search struggle evading the Nigerian economy.
It's hard not to laugh at his frustrations at job search without worry. 
Watch his videos below to see why so many Nigerians, including me, can't get enough of Frank!

Gywneth Paltrow and Chris Martin split after ten years of marriage

published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Why is every couple separating? 
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay front man Chris Martin have separated after ten years of marriage and two children.
When I heard I was shocked. Gwyneth announced the split on her website today. She even titled it, "Conscious Uncoupling."
In her words..."We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separate, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."
Na wa o!


Senate clears Emefiele as new CBN Governor

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The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr Godwin Emefiele, a banker, as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.Mr Emefiele was nominated for the job following the suspension of the former Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, whose suspension has been controversially linked to financial recklessness.The upper legislative chamber also cleared Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the substantive President of Appeal Court."">The two were cleared after hours of questioning by the Senate.The new CBN governor, Mr. Godwin I. Emefiele from Agbor, Delta State, served as Chief Executive officer and Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc.Mr. Emefiele had served as Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc. since 2001. He served as Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning of Zenith Bank Plc. and had been Management team since inception.Mr. Emefiele has over eighteen years of banking experience. He served as Director at Zenith Bank Plc and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. Before commencing his banking career, he had lectured Finance and Insurance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and University of Port Harcourt, respectively.The CBN governor served as Director of ACCION Micro-finance Bank Limited. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton Graduate Schools of Business (2005). He holds a B.Sc Degree in 1984 and an MBA Degree in Finance in 1986, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

-Daily postNG

More details from the fire at The CBN office in Lagos last night

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According to TheNation, the dusk fire affected the administrative offices on the third floor. In the course of battling the fire, on the third floor, a fire service official collapsed, no thanks to suffocation.
According to National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) Southwest spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye, the yet-to-be identified fireman was rescued and rushed to the hospital.Farinloye said nobody died, adding that the Lagos State Fire Service personnel were on ground on time to contain the situation.Lagos fire service Director, Rasaq Fadipe, said his men were clamping down the offices and breaking the windows and doors to check for any small fire that might not have been put off.In a statement last night by Isaac Okorofor, the CBN said:”The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) wishes to inform its stakeholders and the general public that a fire incident occurred at its Lagos Branch Office at about 5:30 this evening (Tuesday, March 25, 2014).“The fire, which occurred on the first floor of the building, has been put out by a combined team of fighters from the CBN and other institutions.“We wish to assure our numerous stakeholders that the records of the Bank are intact, as the Bank has an effective backup of all its records, as part of our disaster recovery infrastructure”Two photojournalists with the National Mirror Newspapers, Yinka Adeparusi and Samuel Adetimehin, were yesterday brutalised and had their cameras vandalised and confiscated by men of the Nigeria Police Force at the scene of the fire.Both photojournalists were ordered to surrender their cameras were beaten.Adeparusi was later whisked to the Area ‘A’ Police Station where he was detained before he was released later.Adetimehin, who was the first to be attacked was left to writhe in pain after he had received punches from the policemen.The two photographers have been placed under medical care.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Women Accept being Ignored - on Gender, Race & Love

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So Emma Brockes of The Guardian US, caught up with the 36-year old award winning fiction writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in New York. Emma asked her about my favourite book, right now, Americanah, which focuses on gender, race, and natural hair. Y'all have to read the book, I fell in love with Chimamanda again! And the little comic reliefs inserted in the book? Genius!

Read some excerpts, of the interview,  I grabbed off BN below;

On gender in Americanah upsetting people: “I knew that was coming. I can’t write a book like that and then go, ‘Oh my God, they’re upset.’ But my intention wasn’t to upset. It’s just that I’m willing to if that’s what it takes to write the book.”

On gender in general: “Yes. When women do say something, not only is it more likely to be ignored, but the women themselves are accepting of it being ignored. So they’re less likely to push back. That happens less often in Nigeria. Women in corporate settings are more likely to be vocal…Because although there’s a lot of gender bullshit in Nigeria, I think women in the west have a lot more invested in being liked. And being liked if you’re female means a certain thing. So in workplaces, women who are bosses in Nigeria are fierce. The people who work for them, men and women, respect them. But, these are women who very keenly perform gender stereotypes when they go back home. And if they give a public interview, they have to say, ‘My husband supported me and allowed me to …’”On experiencing racism: She shares her encounter with a carpet-cleaner while babysitting in Philadelphia. “I remember opening the door and his face was such a cliche; he looked at me and his whole face fell. You know: I can’t believe I’m working for a black person. And he had such an attitude. And then when I said, ‘Mrs So and So said you were coming’, he changed and suddenly was my friend.”On her father reading Half of a Yellow Sun: “…I knew the novel would be good; I didn’t know it would be this good.’ And then he said thank you, ‘Our story has been recorded.’ I remember thinking, OK, it’s over. I don’t care what anybody else thinks. My father was central and he was so generous; I had used so many of his stories. It’s still very painful for him. And then writing it in a novel where people also have sex and scandalous things happen. I was like, oh my God, I don’t know what daddy’s going to think!”

On the Nigerian swagger: “We’re not popular in any part of Africa. And we’re rather proud of it. If I wasn’t Nigerian, I think I would understand why. There’s a kind of Nigerian aggressiveness … ‘Why shouldn’t we?’ We’ll do it very loudly and without much finesse, but hey. Inside Nigeria there are different cultures, but this is Nigerianness – it cuts across ethnic groups. I don’t know if it’s from our large size, I don’t know if it’s because we never had white people settle and stay. So Nigerians go to Kenya and Tanzania and we think, why are you so apologetic?”

On writing about love: ”Don’t we all in the end write about love? All literature is about love. When men do it, it’s a political comment on human relations. When women do it, it’s just a love story. So, although I wanted to do much more than a love story, a part of me wants to push back against the idea that love stories are not important. I wanted to use a love story to talk about other things. But really in the end, it’s just a love story.”