WTF! Oscar Nominated Somali-American Actor Of Captain Phillips, Barkhad Abdi Is Broke!!!


This is such a sad story! Somali American actor Barkhad Abdi got nomintaed for all the major awards including an Oscar for his first movie role ever! The 28 year old actor who played Muse, the leader of the group of Somali pirates who take on Tom Hanks in the movie Captain Phillips is reportedly broke!

How does that happen? With all the appearances and recognition the BAFTA Award winner has received lately, surely he is making some money…Right? Wrong!

According to the New Yorker, Abdi who fled wartorn Somalia with his family when he was just six is still struggling to make ends meet, even though he is enjoying a much higher profile now.

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Mikel Obi Makes His Nollywood Debut Alongside Genevieve Nnaji In New Movie “The Journey”


Remember a few weeks ago when we spotted Genevieve Nnaji & Mikel Obi both hopping on a private jet in South Africa, looking like they were a new couple trying to cover the tracks from paparazzi…I said it then that I did not think they were dating, I figured they were probably working on a new project and I was right! [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

I got a press release saying that those pictures were from the set of a movie shoot, the footballer and the actress. The new movie called “The Journey” is an inspirational movie which is set to premiere at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on the 8th of March, 2013.

This will be Mikel Obi’s Nollywood debut and his first acting gig!

Catch two trailers after the jump


New Video | Johnny – Yemi Alade


Effyzzie Entertainment artist Yemi Alade brings you the visuals to her single Johnny. The creative video truly brings the lyrics of Johnny to life making for one of the enjoyable videos so far this year. Featuring cameos from Bovi, Saeon and Alex Ekubo as Johnny, watch the Clarence Peters directed video after the jump!

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Lupita Nyong’o Stuns In Miu Miu Gown At Vanity Fair Oscar After Party…Takes Her Oscar Award As Her Date!


Yassssssssssss! I can’t get enough of Lupita Nyong’o! This girl’s story touches me, cos it reinforces the fact that God still works wonders! Just last year this girl only had MTV Shuga to her credit, and now with her first movie, just out of drama school she wins an Oscar! Something her peers strive for with most never getting nominated in their lifetime.

For the Vanity Fair post Oscar bash Miss Nyong’o rocked a lime green embellished gown by Miu Miu, which she paired with Prada peep-toe sandals, with her gold statuette as her date for the night!

The event was hosted by Vanity Fair Editor In Chief Graydon Carter in West Hollywood.

Catch another pic after the jump


Flavour Shuts Down Reports He Is Dating BBA Winner Dillish Matthews, Says “It’s Strictly Professional…For Now”


Since Namibian winner of the last Big Brother Africa show, Dillish Matthews broke up with her long term boyfriend Stephen in December which is around the time we started spotting her out & about with music hottie, Flavour N’abania and of course the dating rumours followed!

Dillish appeared in Flavour’s video “Ikwokrikwo”as his leading lady  & the two were not only spotted having a romantic meal together in Lagos, but there was also an unconfirmed report that she had spent the night at his Lagos home in November 2013.

More than 3 months after rumours of their alleged affair first hit the blogs, Flavour is now denying them and saying his relationship with Dillish is strictly professional

Read what he had to say after the jump

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Seven Months After “Flamoboyant Wedding” Suspension, Deeper Life’s Kumuyi Reinstates Son John Kumuyi


Remember back in June/July last year when the son of Deeper Life Bible Church’s General Overseer Pastor Kumuyi was suspended for what was deemed a “flamboyant” wedding to his Jamaican fiancee?

John & Love Kumuyi‘s controversial wedding took place in Jamaica i June 2013, the bride wore jewellery, carried flowers and wore makeup,  a fitted wedding gown, with partly see- through sleeves…all of which are frowned up by the Deeper Life Church. So even though she was covered up, her husband who is also a pastor in the church got suspended for her appearance [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

Seven months after his suspension John Kumuyi has been reinstated to the pulpit.

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Former Tinsel Actors Chris Attoh & Damilola Adegbite Engaged! Set To Tie The Knot In April.


Woop Woop it’s another celeb wedding y’all!

This time it’s a Ghana/Naiaj union with former Tinsel actors Chris Attoh & Damilola Adegbite announcing their engagement. The pair who have dated on and off for 3 years are making it official with Damilola Adegbite confirming the news after Linda Ikeji revealed news of their engagement yesterday, Sunday March 2nd.

The wedding is said to take place next month, April.

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The Kardashians, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams & More Hit Up The Oscar Parties [Photos]


After the show is the after party! When the Oscars wrapped stars made their way to the various parties around town like the Elton John annual gala, the Vanity Fair party and partied the night away.

The Oscar parties were also viewing parties attended by celebs who did not score an invite to the main ceremony, check out the Kardashians, Kelly Rowland, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum and many more don their designer finest to party at the exclusive events.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Loses To Matthew McConaughey, 12 Years A Slave Wins Best Picture + All The Winners At The 86th Academy Awards

Director and producer McQueen celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture with Nyong'o at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood

Last night was the daddy of all awards shows on the planet…The Oscars. And even though we are super proud of Lupita Nyong’o winning the Best Supporting Actress award, we are a bit sad that British/Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor lost the Best Actor Oscar to Matthew McConaughey who took it home for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Check out the full list of winners at Sunday night’s show which was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, after the jump

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Red Carpet Fashion At The 2014 Oscar Awards…Who Is Your Best & Worst Dressed?

Hollywood’s biggest night, The Academy Awards went down last night (March 2) at the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) in Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014.

Nominees & guests turned up on the red carpet in their haute couture best.

Get all the fashion scoop from Hollywood’s A List and tell us who had the best and worst fashion looks from the red carpet, after the jump