Monday, October 31, 2011
This fine boy actor,Nonso Diobi who was
once the favourite of movie lovers has for
some years now been missing in action.
The Glo Ambassador who made his debut in
movies over a decade ago has not been in
any movie for sometime now,after he
miraculously survived a ghastly auto crash
that had his SUV badly damaged but he
Although many thought he is probably out
of town hence his absence from movies,the
actor has been spotted severally at most
events of his colleagues who are also his
Though he gently refuses granting
interviews,it has been gathered he has
gone into other businesses which rumour
has it fetches him more money than acting.
Luckily,he was among the lucky ones whose
endorsements were renewed by the Giant
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:35 PM
Barbados-born pop star Rihanna is
currently hooked up to an IV drip at a
Swedish hospital, forcing her to cancel one
of her European tour dates.
"I am sorry to everyone who was coming
out to my show in Malmo, Sweden. I was so
excited to perform for you all," the 23-
year-old tells Us Weekly in a statement. "It
would have been a great time. . .so much
better than being sick with the flu, ugh! I'm
really disappointed I couldn't be there."
No word yet on whether Rihanna will
resume her Loud tour in Stockholm,
Sweden on November 1. The singer's sixth
studio album, Talk That Talk, is scheduled
for release on November 21.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:08 PM
Shortly after Kim Kardashian announced
the end of her 72-day marriage to Kris
Humphries, the E! reality star's outspoken
younger sister Khloe addressed the
inevitable backlash on Twitter.
"Reading some these comments are so
hurtful. I'm grateful for our fans who
understand and are being respectful," she
wrote. "Hate is disgusting. Love is
"Thank God for family. We are strong and
we will only become closer!" Khloe, 27,
added. "I love you."
In a statement to Us Weekly, Kim, 31,
explained that it was "not an easy decision"
to file for divorce. "I had hoped this
marriage was forever but sometimes
things don't work out as planned. We
remain friends and wish each other the
Following a nine-month courtship, Kim and
Humphries, 26, wed during an over-the-top
August ceremony in Montecito, Calif. Guests
included Lindsay Lohan, Demi Lovato, Eva
Longoria and Ryan Seacrest.
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The 26-year-old NBA hunk was
"devastated" to learn Kim Kardashian filed
for divorce Monday.
"I'm committed to this marriage and
everything this covenant represents,"
Humphries told Us Weekly in a statement.
"I love my wife and am devastated to learn
she filed for divorce," he added. "I'm willing
to do whatever it takes to make it work."
Kardashian, 31, told Us earlier in the day
the choice to end her marriage "was not an
"I had hoped this marriage was forever but
sometimes things don't work out as
planned," she said. "We remain friends and
wish each other the best."
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:19 PM
Osita talks about how he counters
people's curiosity over his height and
made sure it never let it get to him. The
handsome short actor has had a prolific
career as nollywood actor. Him and Aki
weren't the first dwarves to appear in
nollywood movies, but they were the
first to make a big splash. Pawpaw
whose name has been shortlisted
alongside other movie stars for the
2011 National honour awards, MFR
(Member of the federal Republic) to be
precise opened up about his love life in
a recent interview with Entertainment
As for facing discrimination on account
of my size, I have never allowed that to
happen. I don't allow what people say to
dictate how I see myself. Like I said
earlier, I am a strong-minded person and
I don't allow certain things to bug me or
weigh me down. I also try to surround
myself with positive people. I wouldn't
even give anybody the chance to kill
my spirit anyway. I am already thinking
of marriage and it will happen very
soon. I don't know the person yet. I can
only say that there a couple of them in
the picture who I am considering. But as
young man, I have somebody whom I
confide in. It is not about the size or
shape but I believe that when I find that
person I will know her. Yes, I am still
searching. In fact, I am 100 percent still
searching. The gist that somebody broke
my heart sometime ago is untrue. Love
has been kind to me.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:08 PM
Few weeks ago, the news “Enugu State
Governor Impregnates First Lady’s
Younger Sister “ was all over the net. The
first lady’s sister “Ebere Igwe” a young
lady in her mid-20, According to media
reports, allegedly told her sister she was
carrying Gov Chime’s child.
Ebere has supposedly given birth to a baby
for the governor. But the governor is
I can tell you that my sister in law is one
of the most decent human beings I have
ever seen. Why they chose to rubbish
her, I don’t know. The truth is, no such
happened. Nobody had any baby boy
for me. As a matter of fact, the young
girl is getting married this December to
an Onitsha man and was actually staying
with this man when they alleged she
was in my house in the village nursing a
baby for me. So, the story is all
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 9:59 PM
Hours after news broke that she filed for
divorce from Kris Humphries following
just two months of marriage, the reality
star, 31, released a statement to
"After careful consideration, I have decided
to end my marriage," she says of
Humphries, 26, whom she wed in a
notoriously lavish Aug. 20 wedding in
"I hope everyone understands this was not
an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage
was forever but sometimes things don't
work out as planned. We remain friends
and wish each other the best."
The duo tied the knot after just nine
months of dating.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 9:29 PM
Star actress Mercy Johnson has been
jumping from one movie shoot to another.
On Monday,October 17,2011,she was in
Asaba on the set of former costumier
turned producer,Uche Nancy.
Didn’t Mercy say during one of her
interviews that she would retire from
making movies after her walk down the
aisle in August2011?Mercy said in the
interview that“I’m going to quit acting.
Am planning to go into television and also
turn a movie producer.
If she has changed her mind she should
please make it public or was that interview
a publicity stunt?.
Her PR company should please issue us a
statement,until then I am placing Mercy in
the list of actresses who speak from both
sides of their mouth.
All these celebrities will say one thing and
do another and if the press quotes
them,they make it look like someone has
declared war on them.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:08 PM
On the 14th of September, 2011, Nigeria lost
one of its well-known indigenous rappers,
Obiajulu Nwaozor aka MC Loph, who died in
a fatal car crash.
To this effect, his close friend and colleague
Flavour N'Abania, who has been struggling
to come to terms with the loss of his dear
friend, has decided to put out a tribute song
MC Loph's biggest hit till date was "Osondi
Owendi" featuring Flavour, originally sang
by the late Osita Osadebe.
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The 25-year-old pop star attended a press
conference in New Delhi, India on Friday
wearing a one-shoulder printed Naeem
But because it wouldn't be Gaga without an
outrageous touch, the "You and I" singer
dyed her hair orange and green to match
India's flag, where she will be performing
at the Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend.
"Were not in NEW YORK anymore Toto! This
isn't the #NewDeli, its #NewDelhi! We've
come a long way since the lower east side.
NAMASTE!" Gaga tweeted.
"I am finally here + what a dream come
true. Performing at Formula 1 in INDIA, and
my first day here I reached
#15millionmonsters," she wrote in another
tweet about her Twitter milestone.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:09 PM
The rapper officially launched his
fashion line - Twentieth September Wear
(T.S.W) on Saturday 29th, October, 2011,
at XL Lounge, in Lagos.
He is not only is he making clothes and shoes,
he's also making wrist watches.
Congrats my Man.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:52 PM
Silverbird chairman, Ben Murray Bruce,
was yesterday screened out of the
Bayelsa governorship race by the
Gubernatorial Screening Appeal
Committee of the PDP in Bayelsa State,
for possessing dual citizenship.
The committee only cleared three
candidates; Youpele Kalango,
Christopher Enai and Henry Seriake
Dickson as eligible candidates to contest
in the upcoming Guber election.
The panel also excluded the name of
current governor of the state, Timipre
Sylva, for allegedly operating foreign
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:40 PM
1. Dress color - Black
2. Designer purse - Chanel
3. Designer shoes - Louboutin heels ,
4. Jewelry - cocktail ring
5. Accessory - BB phone
6. Makeup product - MUD
She revealed this on twitter this
morning via a contest with her
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:35 PM
You all know that pure water is the most
bought commodity in Naija, right? And
you all know that rapper Jay Z likes to
invest in viable businesses, right? Well,
he's come to Naija to start his own pure
water business and it's called Jay Z
Just kidding...but whoever came up with
that name has yawared. And NAFDAC
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:19 PM
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A tell-all book that chronicles the life of
seasoned actress Omotola Jalade Ekehinde is
set to be launched into the market.
The actress announced this earlier today
during a TV interview.
The title and launch date of the book is not
yet out,but we will keep you posted as soon
as we get updates.
Congratulations to Omotola on this
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 9:00 PM
Jennifer Lopez covers Glamour magazine's
Women of the Year December issue and,
in a low-cut skin-tight red top tucked into
curve-hugging sailor pants, the star, 42,
flaunts a lot more cleavage than she
The singer, actress and designer wears a
red bustier by Chloe Sevigny for Opening
Ceremony, pants and a Swarovski crystal
anchor necklace by Salvatore Ferragamo,
plus a Michael Kors gold necklace, Verdura
gold bracelet, two Chanel Fine Jewelry gold,
black onyx, and diamond bracelets, a
Lorraine Schwartz white gold diamond
bracelet, a Verdura gold, platinum, and
diamond wide link bracelet and a Pomellato
rose gold and diamond bracelet.
Inside the mag, star (who's been dating
Bradley Cooper of late) opens up about a
new relationship in the wake of her split
with husband Marc Anthony.
"I think to give something a chance, to
really get to know somebody, you want to
do it out of the public eye," muses the "I'm
Into You" singer.
But, Lopez tells Glamour, she's ready for
whatever romance comes, thanks to some
hard lessons learned during her painful
split. "I think I've finally learned the biggest
lesson of all," she says. "You've got to love
yourself first. You've got to be OK on your
own before you can be OK with somebody
else. You've got to value yourself and
know that you're worth everything. And
until you value yourself enough and love
yourself enough to know that, you can't
really have a healthy relationship."
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 8:02 PM
An Ikeja High Court has ordered
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,
NDLEA, to produce embattled comedian Mr.
Babatunde Omidina, commonly called Baba
Suwe in court by the next adjourned date,
Trial judge, Justice Yetunde Idowu, in her
ruling on an application by Omidina, made
Counsel to Suwe, Bamidele Aturu, urged the
court to direct the anti-drug agency to
release Suwe from their custody, or
alternatively, produce him in court at the
next adjourned date.
NDLEA did not object to the application,
which was granted by the court.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court
sitting in Lagos, had granted NDLEA, 15
more days to keep Suwe base on a new
discovery, it claimed it made, as there was
more drug in Suwe’s body.
NDLEA arrested Suwe while he was about
boarding a plane to Paris at the Murtala
Mohammed International Airport, Lagos,
when a scanning device indicated that he
had ingested substances suspected to be
hard drugs and had since then been in
D’banj just released his latest album entitled,’Oliver Twist’ where he proudly says,I like Nadia Buari cos she no dey drink garri right?
Well,the real Oliver Twist is none other than D’Banj himself as he can’t seem to get enough of women,especially the A-list ones in society.
The crooner is currently in a hush hush romance with Ghanaian actress and mother of two,Nadia Buari.
And the actress was spotted a fortnight ago (precisely on Friday-Saturday,October 14,15 2011)at the crooner’s house where she spent the weekend and paraded herself in a sexy night attire.
Other sources also confirm that the two have been an item long before now and have been spotted many times together in Ghana as well. From the look of things,it seems the crooner has a thing for celebrated ladies.It is not a crime but abeg,take it easy because you are leaving behind a string of broken hearted celebrities who cannot openly come out and say so because they let you date and dump them secretly.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:55 PM
Few weeks back,the news of how actress
Adaora Ukoh shaved off her hair for a
movie role that was said to be worth N2
million to her filtered the air.Her action was
considered a sacrifice and demonstration of
her passion for her acting career,and it was
applauded by movie lovers and fans of
Nollywood,as they concluded that no
amount of money was worth a babe
shaving off her hair completely.While this
was brewing,inside sources revealed to us
that the bold and beautiful actress was
economical with the truth over the film and
amount she collected as fees.
According to the source,Adaora actually
contributed to the making of the film
entitled Thy Kingdom Come,as she scripted
the film within the space of two years.
While writing the film,Adora was said to
have informed the producer that she will
handle the lead role perfectly,and should be
given the opportunity to do it as a
compensation for her work.
As gathered,it was an agreement between
the pretty and hardworking actress and the
movie producer to allow her to do justice to
the lead role as the creator.
The source continue that Thy Kingdom
Come is a pet project between this actress
and executive producer.So as an insider on
the job,she was said not to have collected
any payment for the job that indirectly
belongs to her.
According to the source,the plump screen
diva interpreted her role professionally by
allowing sharp on her head,but the news of
N2 million acting fee was said to be a
publicity stunt.As gathered,she was very
passionate about the film and sacrificed a
lot to see its success.
The only argument is that she was not paid
such a whopping sum to finish what she
started,as she was said to be more
interested on the payment of other actors
on the set.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:18 PM
A few days after coming under criticism for his attack on Nigerian fans that were less than impressed with his performance in the Nigerian All-star cypher aired during the international broadcast of the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, Naeto C reportedly calmed off in Ghana by celebrating his birthday in Accra over the weekend.
According to reports, the Nigerian rapper held a private party at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra, last Saturday. Although much has not been posted on his usually active Twitter page about the party or his visit to Ghana, sources say Naeto c had a fun party. Meanwhile according to other sources, the rapper’s stay in Ghana almost ended up on a sour note when he was reportedly slapped by a lady at a different birthday party at the Arabella Estates in Labone, the following Sunday. Though the details are not clear, it is believed that a female guest at party, in pursuit of an acting role, was asked by movie producer, Abdul Salam Mumini to pick up the character of an angry lover who finds her boyfriend with another girl at a party.
Apparently the girl didn’t know Naeto C and neither did she know that actors don’t slap each other that hard in movies. According the sources, the scene generated chaos at the party as Naeto C and his friends wanted to retaliate.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:10 PM
Talented singer,Modupe Ola popularly
known as Mocheddah was conspicuously
absent at the Nigeria version of the
Grammys,The Headies held on
Saturday,October 22,2011,at the New
Exhibition Hall of the Eko Hotel and
Even though she was not nominated,her
song,Ko Ma Roll directed by Gini was
nominated as Best Music Video but lost to DJ
The reason,we learnt,was as a result of the
recent unclad picture hullabaloo and a
source close to her management said they
have decided that she stopped attending
public functions for now.
In another development, we gathered that
Mocheddah now moves about with
bodyguards to avoid bullying or any form
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:43 AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Just two months since their lavish, $10
million wedding, the newlyweds "are not
getting along at all," a source tells the new
Us Weekly. "Kris is not drinking the
Kardashian Kool-Aid, and it's causing major
At issue? While Kardashian, 31, juggles her
reality shows and multiple moneymaking
ventures, the basketball hunk 26, is
unemployed thanks to the NBA lockout
and partying up a storm on his wife's dime.
The hard-working Kardashian is already
near her breaking point, a family friend
reveals, and the couple had a huge fight
days before her Oct. 21 birthday. "They
had it a out!" a family friend says. "She told
him he need s to do something
productive...He needs to get off his ass, like,
Not everyone's absolutely shocked by the
marital discord -- on full display when the
newlyweds sat in the audience at Monday's
Dancing with the Stars, showing not one
iota of affection.
The pair famously married after just nine
months of dating. "On some levels," says
the friend, "she feels like she made a
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 5:09 PM
News filtering in revealed that controversial
actor,Muna Obiekwe is a babydaddy.
Insiders whisper that his spitting image
daughter was birthed by Treasure Daniels
(one of the shocking look alike twin of the
Gholden Girlz fame)who recently
meandered into music.
According to the sources,there is no way
you will see the daughter and doubt that it
is Muna’s child.Treasure and Muna were a
hot item in Nollywood when the babymama
tried her hand at acting,however,the pair
broke up due to pressure from two A-list
actresses who holed the actor in night clubs
and fed him booze and that thing with four
One of this actresses is a Globacom
ambassador.Muna is yet to see his love
child,in fact,he doesn’t even know she
exists and Treasure has been hiding her.If
you see both ladies you may not know
which one is the babymama,except you can
tell them apart by their boobs as one is
bigger and the bigger boobs is the
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:58 PM
The actor acquired a Plymouth Prowler
Convertible and a Camero SS Convertible
worth millions of Naira recently. He will
also officially open his Untamed Closet
on November 5 in Abuja. The Untamed
Closet Building pic above.
When you are big, you are big!
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:43 PM
The Chairman of Silverbird Group and
former NTA DG, Ben Murray Bruce, has
declared his intention to run for
Governorship of Bayelsa State...where
he is from.
He picked up his nomination form over
the weekend and is going to contest
under the umbrella of PDP next year.
The media mogul will be joining dozens of hopeful candidates like the present Governor, Timpire Sylva who is bidding for second term, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, Mr. Boloubo Orufa, Mr. Christopher Enai, and others lining up to run in the election.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:16 PM
Star actress Mercy Johnson who wed Edo
State born Prince Odianose Okojie in a
superlative ceremony two months ago,is
now keeping her life hushed.
Insiders say the couple after the
horrendous media trial that trailed their
wedding following the emergence of one
Lovely Okojie who claimed to have been
married to Prince Okojie,have decided to
live their lives outside the media.
Mercy we hear,no longer speaks to the
media and refers everyone who calls her
for an interview,to contact her
husband.Again,she has also shunned events
where she cannot attend with her husband.
Since returning from her three legged
honeymoon late last month,Mercy has
settled down into her marriage and attends
functions strictly with her husband.
A few days after their return from
honeymoon,the couple was feted by the
Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly
and others who are friends of Prince Odi in
Benin City.It was from there that the couple
flew to Abuja to attend the opening
ceremony of Chika Ike’s boutique,Fancy
One thing most people don’t know,is that
contrary to the belief that marriage will
slow down the demand for Mercy Johnson
in Nollywood, producers have actually
opened a mad race to get her in their
This development,has seen Mercy shuttling
between Lagos and Asaba on a weekly
basis,to attend to the numerous film roles
that she has been contracted to do after her
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:12 PM
Rapper Ikechukwu and model, beauty specialist and designer Sarah Ofili have taken their relationship a step further as the couple have announced their engagement.
Ikechkwuku proposed to Sarah at Regent Square in London on Saturday, October 2011 which coincidentally was Sarah’s birthday.
The couple had recently celebrated Ikechukwu’s birthday in Nigeria at a small get together party in Lagos. It was attended by artistes like Don Jazzy, Sound Sultan, Naeto C and Ikechukwu’s younger brother Uzi.
The couple who received lots of congratulations from their followers on Twitter, weren’t hesitant to appreciate the comments and remarks by repying and retweeting.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:21 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Hmm, though I am not in the habit of
starting a news story this way, but
emergency has made me to. But wait a
minute, what should we do about Cossy
Orjiakor? She is always finding one way or
the other to creep herself in the news. Well,
let me get serious now.
This movie scarce actress cum dancer, and
later a forced singer, who is largely
endowed in her front upper body with aki
and pawpaw, is no news that she is in the
news again. This time, for the usual reason
as she has always been.
For Cossy, if you got it, you flaunt it. That is
why what she is greatly endowed
with, succulent b00bs, has been a great
source of news story to we journalists, all
credits to her for that. Oh, did I just say
succulent b00bs? How did I know it was
succulent? Sorry, I have not touched it o.
don’t even think in that direction.
Just some hours ago, this tiny voiced Imo
State Omalicha dropped a bombshell
when she said, “My b00bs are not like
oranges, so stop. Water melons will be
more like it because I am 34gg. Oranges
are for C-cups” . Do you now know why I
said succulent b00bs (like water melon)?
Just some days ago during her birthday
bash, she made a cake for herself that had
the shape of her water melon b00bs. And
she was quick to say that there was no
need for her to flaunt her b00bs to the
delight of guest at the party, as the cake
had already done that for her.
Hmm, Cossy, just as you quoted a part of
the bible to your accusers on your picture
with Ruggedman, this is one for you, “God
loves a cheerful giver.”
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 4:26 PM
Libyan tyrant Moammar Gaddafi
has gone from the heights of
power to 6 feet under.
Gaddafi was reportedly buried at
dawn Tuesday in a secret
location, a Misrata military council
official said. A handful of
mourners attended the funeral.
Libya's National Transitional
Council did not want the despot's
grave to become a shrine, so it is
keeping the location under wraps,
according to Al Jazeera.
Gaddafi's corpse was on public
display in a freezer at a shopping
mall in Misrata while officials
bickered over what to do with it.
The multitude of visitors, which prevented
the freezer from staying properly cooled,
caused the corpse to decay rapidly and
made it necessary to bury the body,
International organizations asking to see
the burial site would be given access, NTC
spokesman Ibrahim Beitalmal told The
It is still unclear exactly who shot Gaddafi
to death and when.
Videos posted online show that the ousted
leader was captured alive.
An autopsy concluded the ousted leader
later died from a gunshot wound to the
Libya's interim leaders have promised an
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:21 PM
Selena Gomez and her boyfriend of eight
months, Justin Bieber, have taken the next
step in their teen romance and adopted a
During a visit to D'Arcy's Animal Rescue
Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, Gomez, 19, and
Bieber, 17, fell in love with a husky mix
named Baylor, whom they took home --
and to Gomez' London, Ontario concert.
The couple reportedly visited with animals
for hours before deciding which pup they
"It was nice that they thought of the
animals and came to visit our shelter while
they were on tour," the shelter's owner,
D'Arcy, told E! News.
Gomez and Bieber's Friday trip to the
animal shelter capped off a week of
Canadian fun for the lovebirds.
On Thursday, Bieber rented out an entire
movie theater in Winnipeg, Manitoba and
ordered in pizzas so the couple could check
out Real Steel uninterrupted.
Two nights later, the duo made out in a
private suite during a hockey game at the
For Bieber, his grand gestures are all part of
being a good boyfriend. "Romance isn't
dead," Bieber Tweeted in September, after
renting out the Staples Center in Los
Angeles so he and Gomez could have a
private candle-lit dinner on the arena floor.
"Treat your lady right fellas."
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:07 PM
CONTROVERSY continues to trail the arrest
of popular home video actor cum
comedian, Babatunde Nurudeen Omidina,
popularly called Baba Suwe.
Though, the anti-drug scanning machine at
the airport which screened Baba Suwe
detected some drugs hidden in his stomach
leading to his arrest and eventual detention
by the National Drug Law Enforcement
The popular comedian has excreted three
times but no traces of hard drugs were
found in his excreta on the three occasions.
This led to outcries from members of the
public especially Baba Suwe’s colleagues in
the Yoruba genre of Nollywood calling for
the release of the comedian. His lawyers
have even slammed a N100 million suit on
the anti-drug agency.
However, the controversy deepens last
Friday when a Lagos High Court gave the
NDLEA authority to hold on to the comedian
for 15 more days. This was sequel to the
new discovery by a CT scan conducted on
the actor which revealed that indeed there
are drugs logged his body.
The raging controversy has been whether it
is true that the actor has some drugs in his
body. Many are of the belief that if indeed
Baba Suwe has drugs in his body, he could
have health problems since he was arrested.
“If indeed he has hard drugs in his body,
he should have died since,” Sade Oloriebi,
an actress stated.
But the NDLEA would not have none of this.
According to the anti-drug agency, Baba
Suwe’s case is not isolated as there have
been similar cases in the past. “In fact we
have had cases where the accused raised
curses on us after excreting three times
but no drugs were discovered on them.
However, after CT scans were carried out
on them and drugs were discovered, they
ate humble pie,” an official of NDLEA said.
Another controversy introduced into the
matter now was the issue of juju popularly
called Africa Magic. “There was no doubt
about it. He was carrying drugs but we
know he is powerful spiritually. The drugs
may have disappeared through juju. The
machine actually detected drugs in his
system,” an official of NDLEA at the Airport
Another NDLEA official corroborated his
colleague’s claim. “Our machine detected it
at the Airport, people said we are telling
lies that we are just witch hunting him
now that the CT scan conducted at the
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
has confirmed drugs in his body again
what will people say? The fact remains
that this man is using high level juju on
us,” he said.
For those who are bringing in the juju
angle, they pointed to the actor’s different
postures as the drama unfolds. When he
was first arrested, it was discovered that
Baba Suwe was a little bit jittery. But as
event unfolds, he started regaining his
confidence leading to the show of support
by his colleagues. He was even reported to
have boasted to close friend and colleague,
Jide Kosoko that even if he was asked to
excrete one thousand times, they would not
find anything on him.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:00 PM
Edo State Government, Sunday, announced
plans to immortalise the late veteran actor,
Mr. Sam Loco Efe, who passed on in August.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole said
government will rename a street after Sam
Loco while making his speech at the lying-
in-state of late Loco at Oba Akenzua Cultural
Oshiomhole said: “In Edo State, I believe that
it would not be enough to make all the
rhetoric. We have decided to immortalise
the late Sam Loco by naming a street after
him. It will be a street that has been rebuilt
and not one with potholes. When people
drive on it they will remember the
contributions of our late brother.
“Sam Loco, by his contributions, simply
cannot possibly die because his works will
be played back and even children yet
unborn will be able to watch and see his
contributions to Nigeria’s entertainment
“As I remarked in the condolence register,
Sam reconnected all of us in our living
rooms at various times. Several governors
sent me condolence messages.
“It shows that this man wrote his own
history by his works. So to the family, you
have every reason to be proud to say I am
the son or the daughter of Sam Loco.”
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:50 AM
The stage appears set for a court battle
between two Nigeria’s music artistes, award
winning hip-hop star, D’banj and Kelly
Hansome over alleged copyright
A statement from Mo’ Hits Record (D’banj’s
music label) media Company, Media Image
Managers revealed that the duo would be
heading to the court room soon if all efforts
to make Kelly Hansome to withdraw the
new song, a remix of D’banj’s I’m Feeling
Good, which Hansome had released on the
Mo’ Hits alleged that the D’banj’s song, I’m
Feeling Good, was leaked in the process of
recording and it finally found it’s way into
Kelly Hansome’s hands who quickly did a
‘remix’. “It shows how slippery the nation’s
entertainment sector is,” the star’s publicist
said in the statement.
The statement read: “Do take notice that
Mo’Hits Records Limited is the lawful owner
of rights to the recorded material (I’m
Feeling Good) being touted by one Kelechi
Obinna Orji a.k.a. Kelly Hansome or persons
acting for him.
Mo’Hits Records Limited has not granted the
said rights to Mr. Hansome or to anyone
else. Mr. Hansome’s possession and offering
of the material at issue is unauthorized,
unjustified, inexcusable and downright
illegal; the subject of current civil and
Mo’ Hits advised anyone not to “publish,
offer, play, copy, post or howsoever treat
with the said material if or when it is
offered to you.”
Hansome through his lawyer had denied
any wrong doing. “If that position does not
change, Mo’ Hits will be left with no choice
than to seek redress in the law court but in
the intermission, any third party that does
not want to be dragged into this litigation
should desist from promoting the work in
any form,” the statement warned.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:29 AM
The Nigeria movie industry has been
recognised as a source through which
many actors have risen to fame. However,
the chronicles of the industry cannot be
complete without referencing movie
producers and directors.
Teco Benson is a prolific movie director and
producer who has been able to shine as a
giant star among stars. He has maintained a
good track record of excellence in the
industry since he started his movie career
The Anambra State-born genius who had a
successful career in the civil service;
Anambra State Environmental Protection
Agency, has gotten what it takes to thrill
movie lovers, both locally and
The multi-talented filmmaker was on the
Nigerian negotiating team during the crisis
between Nigeria and Ghana film industries
in 2005. Benson also represented the
industry in Israel during a cultural festival
tagged: Fresh Face of Nigeria, where his
film, Explosion, was premiered in 2006.
Recently, Benson, in collaboration with
Stepping Stones Nigeria, to produce a film
titled: “the fake prophet”. The film which
advocates against victimization of children
in the name of witch craft has also been
premiered in other countries of the world.
Kenneth Arinzechukwu Okonkwo, popularly
known as Andy Okonkwo, is the Chief
Executive Officer (CEO), of Goal Productions
Ltd, a movie producing and marketing firm.
The actor who has turned film-maker,
producer and marketer, holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Management from the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Also, he holds
a Bachelor in Theology- Pentecostal
International Bible Seminary, Lagos as well
as Masters in International Law and
Diplomacy, University of Lagos.
Okonkwo, knowing that he had the talent,
launched his career in acting immediately
after his University education, in 1991. As
an actor then, the producer featured in over
40 movies including “Living in Bondage”,
“Taboo”, “World Apart” and a host of
others. He has also proved his dexterity in
Chico Maziakpono Ejiro is a Nigerian movie
producer to be reckoned with. He owns a
production company called Grand Touch
Pictures, in Lagos.
Ejiro ventured into video production in the
90s when cheap video-production
equipment became available in the country.
He has directed over 100 movies and
featured in the 2007 documentary;
Welcome to Nollywood, which followed him
as he made Family Affair 1 and Family Affair
Amaka Igwe is a prolific writer and movie
director. She is reckoned as one of the
foremost movie directors in the Nigeria
The Enugu State-born movie director is a
graduate of Education and Religious Study
from the University of Ife and a master
degree in Library and Information Services
from the University of Ibadan. Some of her
early works like Checkmate and Violated,
have largely remained as turning point in
the history of soaps and movie production
She is a recipient of numerous awards,
including that of life time achievement from
the organisers of the annual African Movie
Academy Awards (AMAA).
Zeb Ejiro also made wave in the late 80s and
90s. Among the popular movies that
brought him to limelight in the industry are
Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Fatal Desire, Ikoko,
Mortal Inheritance and a host of others.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:19 AM
Monday, October 24, 2011
It was with a great shock when the news
broke on Thursday,13th October,that top
Yoruba comedian,Babatunde Omidina
popularly known as Baba Suwe had been
arrested for drugs by officials of National
Drug and Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA).
And within minutes,the bad fate that had
just befallen the self-styled king of comedy
in the Yoruba movie circle became the
talking point among all and sundry because
of his wide popularity within the movie
Although,Baba Suwe was actually arrested
on the night of Wednesday,12th
October,when trying to board an Air France
flight to Paris,however since the following
day that the news filtered into
town,opinions have been diverse on what
could have led Baba Suwe who made a
good name as a Comic act,into the drugs
Some are even yet to believe that Baba
Suwe actually ingested the alleged hard
drugs as alleged by the officials of the
This is because Baba Suwe failed to excrete
the suspected substance 8 days after he
was placed on close observation.
The story has taken on a new dimension as
CT scan result test confirmed a large amount
of drugs in Baba Suwe’s body.
According to NDLEA Intelligence officer,Femi
Johnson Osifuye, a CT scan result issued by
a consultant radiologist with the Lagos State
University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Dr
Subhash Vijayvargiya confirmed that the
actor has large amount of narcotic drugs in
He added that as a result of Baba Suwe’s
refusal to eat, he had not excreted the
Osifuye stated that after the comedian
made the second excretion and no
substance was found, the NDLEA had to take
him to LASUTH for another CT scan for a
second opinion on whether he indeed
ingested the narcotic drugs, and the test
confirmed a large amount of drugs in his
He further stated that with the confirmation
that the actor still has hard drugs in his
stomach, he is bound to excrete it with time.
He contended that the detained actor’s case
was not an isolated one as it takes some
suspects a longer time to excrete than
others, hence the need to further keep him
Osifuye asserted that it would take the
detained actor about five to seven days to
complete excreting the whole drugs in his
stomach.He added that the suspect must be
in custody for the agency to retrieve the
Osifuye stressed that it would be in the
interest of the suspect to excrete the
ingested substances so as to prevent them
from bursting in his abdomen, a situation
the agency argued might lead to his death.
In another development, Justice Okechukwu
Okeke of the Federal High Court, Lagos has
acceded to a request by the Nigerian Drug
Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to further
detain Baba Suwe for 15 more days.
We learnt that a fundamental rights
enforcement suit filed by Baba Suwe’s
lawyer, Mohammed Bashir against the
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
(NDLEA) over his arrest and detention
simply aggravates the whole issue.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:49 PM
According to sources Jennifer Hudson's
wedding to David Otunga has been called
From Star Magazine
After a three-year engagement, Jennifer
Hudson has abandoned plans to walk down
The American Idol alum, 30, and WWE star
David Otunga - who have a 2-year-old son,
David jr. - are on the outs, clashing over
Jennifer's career obsession, commitment
issues and reluctance to have more children.
"They were going to tie the knot in August
in Jennifer's hometown of Chicago... but it's
not going to happen," an insider reveals.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:27 PM