Sunday, December 30, 2012
Report says mother and daughter are doing great.
She has been in the US for over a month and reportedly featured in a movie, though heavily pregnant.
Big congrats to Mercy and her husband.
Born as Mercy Johnson Ozioma, but popularly known as Mercy Johnson, she is married to Okojie.
As an actress she made her acting debut in the movie, "The Maid" in which she played the role of a possessed house help.
Her performance in the movie shot her into the limelight and has acted in other major movies ever since.
Mercy who is a native of Okene in Kogi state is from a family of seven children.
Johnson won the 2009 African Film Award for best supporting actress
Ozokwor on Xmas day won the award for Best Actress
(African Collaboration) at the Ghana Movie Awards,
which took place at the Accra International Centre. The
actress, who attended the award ceremony in person,
dedicated the award to her late husband.
Speaking at the award ceremony, she expressed
gratitude for the support, which her husband gave to
her, while he was alive. She also thanked her children
for the role they played when her late husband passed
away. She beat Ini Edo (In The Cupboard), Rukky Sanda
(The Search), Nse Ikpe-Etim (The Search), Tonto Dikeh
(Lovelorn), and Mercy Johnson (Wild Target), to pick up the award.
Aromokun has married her United Kingdom-based lover.
The marriage, according to what reported, was done in
the UK some days ago before Christmas and it was a quiet one.
Taiwo has been romantically linked with some men in
the society. At a point, she was rumoured to be dating
top Oshodi transport union boss, MC Oluomo, which she
later denied in an interview.
She once dated fellow colleague, Odunlade Adekola until
their romance packed up on mutual understanding, as
she claimed also in an interview.
known as Jahborne has criticised the Nigerian media for
concentrating more on the already known stars rather
than help promote the up and coming talents in the
Nigerian entertainment industry.
Tweeting on his Twitter page today, the former Isolo-
based singer lashed out at the Nigerian media when he
"to all the media houses, DJs, OAPs who
don't support the upcoming ones and just killing
their dreams, they boutta shut you all down."
With the abundant talent in Nigeria, especially in the
entertainment industry, the media has been seen as the
only hope for such talents to be publicised and be
catapulted into stardom and brought into the attention
of the general public.
It is believed that the audience, who are the major
determinants of the type of stories most media house
dish out on a daily basis to them, are only interested in
being fed with news about their favourite superstars,
who have already made name for themselves rather
than news about the upcomers.
Is the media really guilty as accused by Jahborne?
Vicky, to Nollywood. The wife of the actor and director
has now left her banking job for Nollywood and has
become a distributor of Nollywood movies released on DVDs.
Her store is said to be located on the Island where she
sells and serves as a film distributor to other movie stores.
It is believed that Vicky will now be saddled with the
responsibility of distributing Desmond's films and
possibly movies released under Royal Arts Academy
where is Desmond is a major stakeholder.
wife, Annie Macaulay publicly sounded a warning to
intending intruders by displaying how engrossed they
are truly in love with each other.
At the Chris Brown concert held in Lagos over the
weekend, the two lovers played a lovey-dovey with each
other as they were spotted together in an intending kissing position.
2Face and Annie got married in early 2012 after
surviving over a decade old relationship between them.
They had a daughter from their romance before marriage.
to be thankful to God at this moment. The singer was
delivered of a healthy baby boy in the United States of America.
Ibiyemi has been off the scene for some time now
ostensibly to rest from the stress of work and prepared
for her child delivery, which eventually happened on sunday.
Also, the Abuja-based artiste has now released the
music video of her track, 'Play'. She became popular
with the song 'Don't Leave Me' released few years ago.
any one so why are they calling me a rebel? I have
never slapped or punched or sent thugs to beat up
anybody but when I say black is black and white is white
they say I am a rebel.
I said 'Africa Magic, stop showing our movies without
paying us royalties,' and they called me a rebel. Is it fair
to label me a rebel because I am saying 'pay me my
money?' Imagine me, Geneivie, Omotola and the rest of
us who grew this industry, none of us can beat our
chests and say that we are being paid! This is a cause
for shame. Why is it happening? Nobody is asking
questions as a handful of Nigerians are robbing the
entire industry blind. They have made no arrangement
to protect us because they know that there is the hunger
factor in Nigeria so, if one producer says 'no', they know
the next will say 'yes'. That's how they have crippled our
Meanwhile, Africa Magic will go to Ghana and pay Jackie
Appiah, Yvonne Nelson and Majid Michaels. Ironically,
these are boys and girls that used to look up to us as
heroes. Is that not a shame? We should be asking, 'what
is wrong with us? Everybody is quiet and Emeka Ike is
the one asking questions. Now, I ask the question, 'why
should they pay Jackie Appiah and not pay me?' They
said they had paid some people. Who are these people?
A few members of the board of trustees of AGN
registered AGN as their personal company. It is sad most
of my colleagues don't know what's going on and these
are the people that stand in the gap for us and speak for
us and then rob us when they take our money, and yet
they are very broke and hungry. You see them go to
governors to collect money. What do they do with the money?
You must have heard that I went to see Kogi State
governor. Go and find out what I did when I went there. I
did not request for N2 million. I requested for N250
million and hectares of land and that's exactly what I
got. Now that's a project to take youths off the streets;
it's strictly a humanitarian cause.
gradually ushering in good things for the duo singers
popularly called Skuki.
The Nigerian music duo of two brothers: Tumininu Laolu-
Oguniyi and Atewologun Laolu-Ogunniyi, have decided to
launch their own brand of condoms named Peeshaun
Condom, which is a stage name of one of the brothers;
Atewologun. The group recently disclosed this where
they talked about their plans to launch their brand of
"People have to learn from a young age that if you can't
abstain, you have to play safe. Not only that, we are
looking at it from the concept of family planning, of
teenage pregnancies and putting a stop to it" Skuki said.
Adding further, the group said, "every pregnant
teenager in our society is another teenager that has to
stop schooling in order to handle the situation they find
themselves in. It goes way more than just the condom
and sex part. It's our way of giving back to the society,"
'Save Ngozi Nwosu Campaign' to get the life of
Nollywood veteran actress, Ngozi Nwosu, back to her
good days is yet to achieve any meaningful result as
enough amount of money needed for the campaign has
not been realised.
Sources handling the campaign informed us that about
N1.5million has been realised at the moment which is
still N4.5million less of the N6million needed to save
Ngozi's life, which we learnt is presently hanging on the
We learnt that though some good Samaritans have been
responding to the call to save the ailing actress from
dying, much is still expected from others and her
colleagues especially to get the needed N6million
urgently because the doctors claim she has to be flown
abroad quickly to make her get back to her glorious
Her account details is given below
Bank Name: GT Bank
Acct Name: Ngozi Nwosu
Bank Acct No: 0052851673
"Mario is my boy. The respect is there because I used to play at Inter, in the youth team with him. He's giving me my respect and I'm doing same. People are putting it in the news that he's upset, of course he's glad.
"He's glad that Obafemi Martins is dating his sister. But if he gets jealous then it means he doesn't want his sister to grow. But it's not like that. The boy is not a bad boy.
He also said he and Abigail haven't discussed marriage yet.
"The relationship is true but getting married or not, we haven't discussed anything like that. She's upstairs and we're happy together.
Abigail, 24, told the The Sun in an interview in April that she couldn't date a footballer: "Mario wouldn't let me anyway. He knows only too well what they are like. They are surrounded by women. Girls throw themselves at them."
most controversial actress who rocked Nollywood
in the outgoing year.
A product of Next Movie Star, Tonto Dikeh since
she hit the limelight few years ago has never
seized to be at the centre of controversy.
The outgoing year is no different.
Her controversial lifestyle became more glaring
this year judging from most of her unbecoming
exploits. After the noise generated by her new
tattoo last year, Tonto continued with her 'wild
lifestyle',stepping on people's toes and damning
her critics. Her newly released singles, Hi and Itz
Ova, did not help matters even though the singles
became two of the most listened and downloaded
tracks, with over 500,000 views.
Dikeh, who joined the bandwagon of other actors
who succumbed to the moonlighting itch to delve
into music, was lampooned and criticised by her
fans for the uninspiring singles. Yet, she was not
deterred. While she was battling to find her feet in
the music circle, her foes romantically linked her
to the Kukere crooner, Iyanya who squealers said
was seeing Ghanaian leggy actress, Yvonne
Nelson. For Iyanya and Tonto Dikeh it was all
about who has left who for who.
However, this whole saga began when Yvonne
Nelson took to the internet to vent her feelings
after Iyanya dumped her for Tonto Dikeh. The
drama continued unabated until Tonto Dikeh
replied Yvonne's tweet and the two actresses took
their rivalry to Blackberry messenger (BBM) where
they threw 'nasty' insults at each other.
"Everything will take place Sunday," Kora spokesman Ernest Adjovi said.
See levels, abi na him dey carry the awards come?
Akintehinmiwa is the cousin of Hollywood actor Gbenga Akinnagbe. He was the first mainstream Washington-based artiste to officially crash hulkshare in 20 years. His rap song Breakdown was featured on the video game, Madden NFL 2009.
With regional hits and mixtape albums to his credit, he was signed on to Jay-Z's Roc Nation and soon after, to Rick Ross Maybach Music Group for management.
Wale recorded his maiden album in Atlanta, Georgia. It features the first smash hit single, Lotus Flower Bomb. He has been nominated for the Soul Train Music Awards, MTV U Woodie Award, BET Hip Hop Awards, which he won early in 2012 for the Best Collaboration title.
The rapper's style has been described as sharp, witty, and on point by the hip hop family. Little wonder Lotus Flower Bomb, featuring Miguel, was nominated for the Grammy Award in the Best Rap Song category.
1. Did you see the crowds?!?!? No seriously. This fact is obscured by all the giddily negative chatter, but what people forget is that thousands of Nigerians stood up to support this man D'banj who many claimed had lost his touch with Nigerians. Oh no he hasn't. Nigerians showed the young man one fact on Friday – and that is the fact that he's still got much love. Now it's up to him to keep the fire burning or to lose his magic.
2. Eko Atlantic as a concert venue was a bold decision – flipping the middle finger to the exorbitant and unnecessary Eko Hotel venue – and he gets props for blazing a trail I am almost certain many will soon follow. D'banj has always been a big – make that huge – risk-taker. No matter what anyone says about the venue (you can't blame him please biko – it's not as if he hid the venue, it was right the on the promos), after the trek was done, it was an excellent choice for a concert. Now, Lagos State government, can you please do your work and make it easier to get there?
3. If you had any doubts that D'banj is now surely an international star – well, there he was pulling around town in an Aston Martin – with Big Sean and exchanging high-fives with the rest. This wasn't a Nigerian act being called upon to perform at a random concert with foreign acts – this was a Nigerian superstar able, on his own, to get international acts to pall around with him at his own concert, as his own friends, on his own terms.
4. Now those who know these things, know that the managing director of GTBank (the event's sponsor) loves D'banj like his own son. But still, the man's sitting down there in the crowd singing along to D'banj's legendarily nonsensical beats, alongside other corporate executives in finance, oil and gas and everywhere else. D'banj has built an attractive brand that cuts across all segments of society. This concert confirmed that.
5. Sadly, this fact was lost again – but this is the first time a concert in Nigeria has been live-streamed with the quality witnessed via Ndani. Clear and uninterrupted broadcast where the audience on television felt as close to the action as the people who sat down in the crowd. It was another first – and Daniel Anderson did it first.
6. Let's take a minute and pause on what the fact that D'banj trended on Twitter like a multiple orgasm means… Yeah, at least by sheer talk ability, I am sure we are all reminded that Dapo Oyebanjo is officially Nigeria's most important artiste, at this time, as I write. That's the Koko.
7. No Psquare, no Wizkid (not on stage at least), no Mavin, no Asa, no packing the entire Nigerian entertainment industry into one venue like Rhythm Unplugged, and for good measure no Chris Brown, and yet in terms of everything there is – performances, crowds, media, social network buzz, celebrity attendance, high profile – thus was by the far the biggest concert Nigerian has seen this year, and it was by a Nigerian who is barely 30.
Well done, D'banj, well done.
Oh, and by the way, the people will be back next year. You can take that to GTBank