Wizkid & Ice-Prince nominated for BET Awards 2012

The nominations are in for the 2012 BET Awards and Naija’s Wizkid & Iceprince both bag a nomination each in the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT (AFRICA) category. Other nominated acts in this category are Sarkodie (Ghana), Lira (South Africa), Camp Mulla (Kenya) and Mokobe (Mali). Tuface & D’Banj took home the award last year.

Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations, Beyoncé follows with six and Jay-Z with five.

Congrats to our boys Wizzy & Ice…here’s hoping that (a) an African act performs at this year’s event and (b) BET airs the winner of the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT (AFRICA)’s award speech (they haven’t in the past) and that is just crap! Why give an award if you aren’t going to air it?!?

The ceremony will be going down on July 1st 2012 in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium on July 1st 2012, and will be hosted by Samuel L Jackson.


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Introducing Davido’s main chick…Ghanaian Nisha Kards

Move over Sonia La Bomb…rumour has it this here is breakout star Davido‘s main chick. And to prove it he’s awake in his pictures with her (unlike you who resorted to taking sneaky pictures of him when he was asleep after you guys had sex #GROUPIEMOVE…You should be ashamed)

Anyway on to the real news of the day, the girl in the pictures is Davido’s Ghanian girlfriend…the 19 year old is said to be head over heel with the glamorous babe whose name is Nish Kards, she is 20 years old.

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Nigeria’s 1st transgender man takes part in beauty pageant as a woman…

…And he did extremely well in the Miss International Queen pageant where he came 1st Runner Up. Not since Agbani Darego took home the Miss World crown in 2001 has Nigeria done so well in an international beauty pageant.

Meet Miss Sahhara also known by his legal name Oche. He is a transgender man. Oche who was born male took part in the Miss International Queen beauty pageant which is strictly for transgenders last year. For those that don’t know “transgender describes a person, male or female, who dresses, behaves or presents themselves in a way that is different from their gender norm. Transgender includes transvestites/crossdressers, Drag Queens/Kings. It does NOT include transsexual people”.

‘Transsexual’ describes a person, male or female, born with a congenital neurological intersex condition (Benjamin’s syndrome). Although transsexualism almost always requires some form of medical intervention up to and including genital surgery, it is not defined by, nor restricted to, that treatment.

For those of you concerned about his safety in Nigeria seeing as he is breaking the country’s strict anti gay laws. Sahara/Oche is safely tucked away in the UK…so no 14 years jail time for him.


Fashion Wins & Fails at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Check out all the fashion from last night’s 2012 Billboard Music Awards which went down in Las Vegas. Between Brandy, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus I can’t say I saw any major fashion fail…everyone was looking pretty great. Then again I could be wrong, so you be the judge of the best and worst dressed.

See pictures after the jump


Tearful Bobbi Kristina accepts Whitney Houston Tribute Award at 2012 Billboard Awards

Whitney Houston‘s only child Bobbi Kristina Brown last night made her first public appearance since her Oprah Winfrey interview, at the Billboard Music Awards which took place a few hours ago in Las Vegas. The aspiring singer rocked an Herve Leger bandage dress and accepted a a posthumous award in honour of her late mother. This came after performances by John Legend and Jordin Sparks who sang Greatest Love & I Will Always Love You, performances which moved Bobbi Kristina to tears.

Watch tribute & her speech after the jump

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Music | Weekly Essential Downloads | Bigiano + May-D + 2Face + Terry G

This week on the second installment of our Weekly Essential Download series we feature popular acts who need no introduction. Check out the songs below and don’t forget to hit the download link and grab your copy to the tracks!

Weekly Essential Downloads

Chillin’ – Bigiano Feat. Wizkid

Bigiano burst on our radar in 2009 with the massive hit Shayo and somehow faded off the scene. Now the Shayo master is back with a new joint Chillin’ featuring EME’s Wizkid. Check out the track below.

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A Day after going public with his company, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets married!

The 28 year old founder of social networking giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg yesterday wed his girlfriend of 9 years Priscilla Chan in a secret ceremony yesterday in his Palo Alto, California home. The wedding came a day after Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history on Friday, which saw Facebook valued at $104billion.

Only a 100 guests were invited to what they thought was a graduation ceremony for Chan, imagine their surprise when they walked into a wedding? which the couple had allegedly been planning for months.

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Meet Uche Jumbo’s hubby…He is a cutie

You must have heard the stories about Nollywood star Uche Jumbo getting married last Thursday May 16th. The super secret nuptials were held in Puerto Rico and her new husband’s identity has been kept under wraps until now. The man’s name is Kenney Rodriguez, he’s Puerto Rican/American. And he’s a cutie…Aye papi

You go Uche, you snagged yourself a fine boy and he also has blue pali! Nice one. Can’t wait for the wedding pictures.

Congrats to Mr & Mrs Rodriguez…Happy Married Life!


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Rukky Sanda – How Not to Wear a Crop Top

Dear Rukky Sanda,

I know you like to think you are mega fashionable, but in most event photos I’ve seen of you, your style comes across as forced

Case in point this crop top/colour blocking/pastel combo you rocked last week to Genevieve Nnaji‘s 33rd birthday party in Lagos. I know crop tops are on trend now and while we’ve seen them on everyone from Britney Spears (who made them her trademark look in the early 00s) to Rihanna who gives them an edgy modern twist, this trend is certainly not for everyone. You see Rukky this midriff baring trend can be very unforgiving, and if you owned a mirror or had nice friends you would know this.

Rukky the thing about wearing a tight crop top (such as the one you are sporting here) is you run the risk of the dreaded muffin top…which is exactly what we can see occurring in your midsection…Not a good look. Next time Miss Sanda choose a loose fitting crop top, they are way more flattering and more forgiving. Or rock it with a high waisted skirt or pants.

Fashion should flatter not detract and this detracts from your overall look.

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Exclusive | Wizkid signs multimillion Naira Endorsement Deal with Pepsi.

Wizzy is definitely on his money game this year. He has just signed a multi million naira endorsement deal with Pepsi.

A reliable source gave me exclusive details about Wizkid‘s new endorsement deal with the soft drinks giant, the deal is said to be worth about between 350,000 US dollars. The pint sized singer joins Tiwa Savage as ambassadors for brand in Nigeria. Tiwa kinda confirmed rumours of her Pepsi deal in an interview with Toolz which I posted yesterday.

[In case you missed it read HERE & HERE]

The print campaign has already been shot and Wizkid will be making his way to Lebanon in the coming weeks to shoot the TV Promo for the drinks giant.

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