Nigerian Telecomm Companies Spend $2 Billion On Celebrity Endorsements. Find Out Which Artiste Is The Highest Paid?

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According to ENCOMIUM Weekly the four major telecoms giants, MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat have invested about N2 billion in signing up Nigerian stars of music and film as brand ambassadors.

In the celeb endorsement game MTN & Glo are the front runners with 21 ambassadors each. Etisalat has 6, while Airtel has 1. Glo expended over N600 million on their current ambassadors, MTN N500 million, Etisalat, N 190 million and Airtel, N30 million.  In 2010, P-Square broke the bank when Globacom scooped them up as brand ambassadors with an endorsement deal reportedly worth N240m.

Back in 2007 Glo signed on a host of Nollwood actors and actresses like Chioma Akpotha, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jumbo, Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo, Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele, Kunle Afolayan, Van Vicker and Odunlade Adekola. Each deal was worth between N10 million and N25 million.

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Mercy Johnson Says No More Skimpy Clothes Now That She’s A Married Woman

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Being a married woman is definitely influencing Mercy Johnson’s fashion choices. The highest paid Nollywood actress who tied the knot in August 2011 had this to say about the about her previous super sexy style

Marriage is influencing my dress sense in a more positive way. As I always say my husband is my greatest critic but when it comes to my profession, he understands and has made me grow better than I used to. Sometimes when I look back and see the dresses I wore I laugh real hard and thank God for a blessed and understanding friend, manager and hubby.

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Listen To Leaked Call Of Jim Iyke Cursing Out & Threatening Writer Emma Agu???

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“I will beat you like a little dog”, says a man alleged to by Nollywood actor Jim Iyke cursing out NigeriaFM founder Emma Agu

The call was starts with Jim Iyke’s past appearance on Agu’s morning show, where he can be heard praising Agu, the call suddenly cuts to an alleged recent call between both parties where Iyke can be heard cursing out and threatening Agu. The call was made allegedly from Keturah Hamilton, Jim Iyke’s ex’s home in New York

This is part 2 of the fight between both parties which was made public yesterday when Agu leaked heated email exchanges between both parties. It would appear that Jim Iyke is allegedly blaming Agu for making public his break up with Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

Listen to the leaked call after the jump

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Monalisa Chinda At Africa Fashion Week Gala In Lagos…Are You Feelin’ Her Look?

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Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda has recently been in the news concerning drama over her break up with Lanre Nzeribe and her controversial resignation from her Monalisa magazine which was jointly run with Nzeribe, but looking at her strut her stuff at  the Africa Fashion Week (AFWN), Nigeria Gala Night on Sunday May 18, 2014, she looked like she had no worries in life.

The mother one of one is glowing post breakup!


ARE YOU FEELIN’ HER LOOK?

Image Credit: Foto & Thingz

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Scary Times In Nigeria As 150 Die In Jos Suicide Bomb Blasts…How It Happened. [Photos]

 

We are living in very scary times in Nigeria. The reign of terror has struck again, this time in Jos, Plateau State, where two bombs went off yesterday afternoon.

The bomb blasts occurred at the Jos Terminus Market, with the first explosion detonated by a suicide bomber in a Fiat car, at around 3pm while the second went off in a parked Toyota Sienna roughly 20 metres from the scene of the first.

Eyewitness accounts put the death toll at 150 however the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, says 46 people were killed while 45 others were wounded.

WARNING GRUESOME PICS  BELOW

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Patoranking and Tiwa Savage Team Up For Girlie O Video! Check On It!

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Patoranking and Tiwa Savage team up in the visuals for the remix of Girlie ‘O’. Shot on location in London and directed by Moe Musa. This video sees Mrs. Balogun channel her inner Island gal!

Watch after the jump

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Jay Z, Beyonce & Solange In Post Elevator Fight Pic Together! One Big Happy Family Or PR Spin?

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The Jay Z and Beyoncé PR machine is hard at work to prove to the fans that the elevator video seen around the world in which Solange repeatedly attacked Jay Z as Beyonce looked on all calm and detached, is nothing more than family drama.

Last week the power couple released a statement addressing the issue [READ IT HERE IF YOU MISSED IT] and yesterday Beyoncé released the family photo which shows Jay Z, Beyoncé, Tina Knowles and Solange all smiling happily while visiting New Orleanes, which where Solo lives. The picture was taken on May 17th.

Notice how Jay keeps his distance from Solange in the pic…LOL!

Then again what family doesn’t have drama?! Others at the family event were Julez (Solange’s son), Alex Ferguson (her fiance) and Blue Ivy (face hidden from the camera as usual)

Catch other pics after the jump

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Norway Donates $250 Million To Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls Cause

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The Norwegian government has just donated $1.6 Million to the #BringBackOurGirls cause.

According to Skandik Afrik

The Norwegian government has decided to allocate 1.6 million USD (10 Million Norwegian Krone) to promote safe schooling in the Northern part of Nigeria and to help the communities affected by the abductions. The Norwegian Minister of Foreign affairs, Mr Børge Brende said Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for the refugees and internally displayed people in the area.

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KCee Says Denying His Wife Ijeoma Was A Joke + Shrugs Off “Kissing” Photo With Phyno

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Remember last week when KCee shocked everyone and Toolz on her show “The Juice” when he claimed his wife Ijeoma was his sister and pictures from their wedding were from a movie. [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

You may recall that KCee and Ijeoma Oduah tied the knot in March 2010.

Following backlash from fans and the media, the Limpopo singer via his manager Soso Sobrekon is backtracking and saying it was all said in fun as a joke.

Speaking to Punch Soso said,

He does not want to keep his family life in the public glare. That is why he joked about it. Marriage is a good thing and it is good to keep it private.”

However he did not comment on KCee’s marital status. It has been widely reported that KCee and his wife are separated. He has also been linked with his former girlfriend Ebube Nwagbo. They both denied it.

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As Jim Iyke & Nadia Buari Allegedly Break Up, Is He Back WIth Keturah Hamilton? Former Friend Calls Him Out For Fluke Deliverance, Being A Liar & A Fraud!

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OMGGGGGGG Drama seems to follow Jim Iyke everywhere he goes and today is no different, some major drama is brewing between Jim Iyke, Nadia Buari, Kenturah Hamilton and a writer and friend of Jim’s called Emma Agu.

Over the weekend it was reported that Nadia Buari broke up with Jim because of his temper, it was also alleged that she was fed up because she thought getting with the actor will raise her profile hence elevate her career but when that didn’t happen coupled with his temper she called time on their relationship.

Fast forward to this morning a writer Emma Agu who is the managing editor of NigeriaFM is putting Jim Iyke on blast with copies of their email exchange with hard hitting claims of Jim Iyke being a fraud, his deliverance at TB Joshua’s church for being a fluke, lying to Nadia Buari and his ex Kenturah Hamilton and trying to get back with Kenturah. Jim also allegedly accused Emma of being the mastermind behind the Nadia Buari break up story.

Check out the emails after the jump, it’s a very long read so grab a cold drink and some popcorn, i promise you it’s entertaining! LOL

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