This weekend gone past Tuface took to his twitter page (@na2baba) to shut down rumours of a fued with Nigeria/Chelsea International Mikel Obi. The rumour goes thus: Tuface met Mikel at a London nightclub, proceeded to show the footballer some love…Mikel spurns him…Tuface is so hurt, so what does he do? You guessed it…goes into the studio and puts his grievances on wax…recording Only Me (2nd single from his Unstoppable album) dissing to Mikel. Oh the scandal…only thing IT’S NOT TRUE! Ha Ha!
Genevieve Nnaji is undoubtedly one of the biggest Nigerian exports this decade. She was featured on Oprah last year and is once again recognized by Hollywood in the latest Entertainment Weekly issue, which features the cover story “The 50 Most Powerful Entertainers” (in Hollywood).
Before you get all excited…No Genny isn’t listed here, but she may well be on her way with a mention in a sub feature Stars Around the World. The text reads:
In the span of a decade, this 31-year-old starlet has made more than 110 movies and launched a singing career.
The feature also alludes to her being “the Angelina Jolie of Nigeria.” Huh? Did they mean Julia Roberts? I don’t see any similarities with Home Wrecking Jolie & her restalyne lips! I mean they don’t even do the same type of movies! **dead stare**
Check out the mag scans after the jump.
One of the most anticipated videos of the year dropped last night on BET…Willow Smith’s WHIP MY HAIR. The 9 year old celebspawn of WIll & Jada Smith has set iPods, radio & clubs alight with her catchy debut single.
From tribute dance videos on YouTube to fashion show appearances in Milan…all talk this summer has been about Little Willow. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest the 9 year old came across very mature and confident for her age…it makes you wonder just maybe her parents are doing something right.
Watch video after the break.
Ini Edo premiered her new movie Memories of the Heart on the 15th October 2010 in Lagos, Nigeria. Some of the celbs on hand to support her producing debut were Richard Mofe-Damijo, Uche Jombo, Stella Damasus, Monalisa Chinda, Rukky Sanda and many others.
According to Ini,
Memories of my heart is a love story. It’s a feel-good movie to make you fall in love again and I assure you, after watching it, you will
Memories co-stars Ramsey Nuoah, Desmond Elliot, Nse Ikpe Etim and Kofi Adjorlolo.
Check on more pictures after the break!
Hov came calling & Sade said NO…To a collaboration that is. Jay-Z is one of the greatest Hip-Hop icons EVER, but that didn’t convince Sade to duet with him. In a recent LA Times interview the Nigerian-British songstress also admitted to turning down collab or sample requests from other prominent rappers like Drake and Kanye West.
She tells writer Nelson George;
I’m too scared. They’ll find me out. It’s likeThe Wizard of Oz. They’ll find out there’s nothing there. As for collaborations, I’m collaborating with the band and do what we do. I see myself as a member of this band who does these songs that we write.
Sade definitely doesn’t need a Jay/Kanye collabo to enhance her career…the chick (and her band) release ONE album a decade…and it always goes multi platinum leaving fans the world over wanting for more!
In my opinion the excuse she’s given the LA Times interviewer is just her being humble. Clearly she’s happier living the quiet life on the rolling hills of the English countryside…while sitting on her £40 million fortune of course!
The interview also touches on her relationship with her father, the long gaps between album releases & touring again.
What are your thoughts?
Source: LA Times
Morning lovelies! Week 2 of the X-Factor eliminations last night, and the acts sent home were flame haired Storm & camp group Diva Fever. John Adeleye is still in the competition…YAY!!!!!
Do you think John can win this? I’m not so sure, compared to acts like Matt Cardle, Cher Lloyd & Mary Byrne his odds so far aren’t great, its a well known fact that these talent shows are based on like 5% talent…but it’s still early days & I hope he stays in long enough to create the buzz needed to earn him a recording contract.
What are your thoughts?
Model/Actor/Musician Uti Nwachukwu won the finale of Big Brother Africa All Stars last night in Johannesburg, South Africa. Uti was one of the housemates chosen from previous seasons to participate in this season’s Big Brother All Stars. His win is the second consecutive BBA win for Nigeria, Kevin Chuwang Pam won Big Brother Revolution 2009.
It comes after 91 days of twists and high drama, sadly Uti’s father passed away while he was in the house.
Unlike Big Brother UK the ratings for Big Brother Africa are stronger than ever, and the show out there isn’t as orchestrated as the UK version…they still keep it sorta real. Uti walks away with a $200,000 grand prize…lucky man!
After last Sunday’s exit of Nicolo Festa (Dannii Minogue) and FYD (Simon Cowell), this week’s remaining contestants were back singing for their lives, the chance to win a multi million pound recording contract, and the all important …FAME!
The standout performances of the night were from John Adeleye, TreyC Cohen and Tesco worker (well not anymore!) Mary Byrne. John gave an emotional performance of A Song for You, the Donny Hathaway classic which clearly meant a lot to him. A perfomance so good even Simon paid Louis Walsh (John’s mentor) a compliment…saying “Unfortunately I have to hand it over to Louis and say that was a fantastic song choice…I can see in your eyes that that meant a lot to you and you gave it 100 per cent…it was actually a great performance, well done.” The shock…wonders will never cease…Simon actually paid Louis a compliment. The man must be getting soft in his old age, this year’s competition has seen him dish out the compliments like they are going out if fashion!
TGIF guys! Remember I told you Genevieve Nnaji will be hosting the Africa Music Awards tonight alongside Simon Webbe. Well it turns out she won’t be after all, according to Genevieve the organisers have failed to live up to their contractual agreement with her. Looks like Simon will be hosting the show all on his lonesome…
Genny not showing up isn’t all the organisers have to worry about, the event which was previously billed to hold at the Wembley Arena, London has now been moved to Central Hall Westminster opposite Westminster Abbey…so basically everyone who bought their tickets through Ticketmaster (online/phone ticketing service) need to get their tickets refunded because those tickets won’t be valid for entry at the new venue. Bear in mind that the venue change was only just announced yesterday afternoon…SMDH
Listen after the break.