Keeping Up with Nadia Buari? Ghanian Actress set to launch Reality TV Show

Looks like Ghanian Actress Nadia Buari will be going the Kim Kardashian route by launching her own reality TV show wth her fam. The actress released a preview of said show “Buari-Ville” on youtube a few weeks back and it will feature her,  her brother (a struggling artiste) her dad ( a musician) and her mama ( a fashion desiigner).

Watch the preview after the jump

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It’s Over! Kenny “Keke” Ogungbe & Dayo “D1″ Adeneye part ways…

Word on the street is that the god fathers of  Naija hip hop music, and popular radio/ television personalities, Kenny “Keke” Ogungbe and Dayo “D1″ Adeneye are calling time on their business & personal relationship which has spanned almost 2 decades! The cause of their beef? Money…specifically a multi-million naira deal with telecoms company MTN. And ID Ogungbe (Kenny Ogungbe’s brother) is being cited as the man behind the split!

According to Yemoja News the founders of Primetime Africa/Kennis Music are splitting up because of a disagreement over their contract renewal with MTN. After the expiration of their MTN deal from a few years ago which got the duo the two MTN branded H2 Hummer jeeps,  efforts to renew it proved abortive as the terms of the proposed contract did not go down well with D1 who is in charge of contract negotiations. He therefore encouraged Kenny not to sign the contract.

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New Music | Mo’Cheddah // Zara Gretti // iLLBliss

See Me is the brand new track from artist Mo’Cheddah who turns 21 today (16th). The track features fellow Knighthouse label mate Phenom and is produced by DJ Klem. Definitely a certified party banger…hit play below.

Listen to See Me:

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Bubbling Under | Gloria Maduka

Gloria Maduka is an international singer-songwriter whose music and dance styles are greatly influenced by mainstream pop infused with African elements. From performing at church to large audiences, Gloria’s music transcends across cultures as she’s able to write and sing in Yoruba and Spanish – quite a unique trademark.

Did you know Gloria was chosen as one of the 40 of 12,000 contestants in Jacksonville, Florida to audition for the American Idol judges in 2008 which aired during the 2009 season.

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Chinua Achebe, Didier Drogba, Akon top Forbes list of 40 Most Powerful African Celebrities

Popular novelist Chinua Achebe sits on top of the debut list of Forbes Most Powerful Africans, a list that feautures a wide range of African celebs, from musicians to sports stars.

3 Nigerians made the top 10 Chinua Achebe (1), Wole Soyinka (7),  & Femi Kuti (10). With another 8 rounding up the list Genevieve Nnaji (19), Chimamanda Adichie (32), Tuface Idibia (34), P-Square (35), Don Jazzy (36), D’Banj (37), Nneka (38) & Asa (39). Making a total of 11 Nigerians in the Top 40….not bad eh?

See the top ten after the jump

1. Chinua Achebe, 80, Novelist (Nigeria)
2. Youssou N’dour, 51, Musician (Senegal)
3. Didier Drogba, 33, Footballer (Cote D’Voire)
4. Angelique Kidjoe, 51, Musician (Benin Republic)
5. Akon, 38, Musician (Senegal)
6. Wole Soyinka, 77, Playwright (Nigeria)
7. Salif Keita, 62, Musician (Mali)
8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 46, (South African)
9. Oumou Sang, 43, Musician (Mali)
10. Femi Kuti, 49, Musician (Nigerian)

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Guess what popular Nollywood actor was arrested at Lagos Airport for trafficking drugs???

Popular Yoruba comic actor Alhaji King Babatunde Ayinla Nurudeen Olasunkanmi Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with substances suspected to be hard drugs concealed in his stomach.

Here’s how PM News is reporting it:

Baba Suwe was apprehended last night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, by NDLEA officials as he attempted to board an Air France flight to Paris, France.

According to NDLEA sources, he was on his way to Paris to act as a master of ceremony in a naming ceremony of an Air France staff scheduled for Saturday.

The Air France staff (name withheld) has also been arrested, according to NDLEA sources.

Baba Suwe went through the scanning machine at the airport and substances suspected to be drugs were seen hidden in his stomach, NDLEA sources said this morning.

He is now being detained at the NDLEA office at the airport.

Sources said he is under observation pending the time he will start excreting the drugs.

After he was arrested, sources said, he denied that he swallowed the drugs, until he went through the scanner. He could not however explain the white substances seen in his stomach.

What a crying shame!

 

 

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Brand New Music from Waje – Na The Way (feat J. Martins)

Someone just sent me this brand spanking new single from songstress Waje, and I can not stop listening to it. Yes! It is that good! Na The Way is R & B meets highlife, and Waje’s vocals are on point as usual, with J Martins bringing his unique high life flavour to the joint.

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WAJE’s album W.A.J.E (Words Just Arent Enough) is set to drop next year.

Sidenote: If you follow Waje on twitter you’d know she’s been working her ass off with a personal trainer, and sista girl has lost some major weight. She shouldn’t lose too much though…her thickness suits her & I’m sure her fans don’t want her looking like  a lollipop head.

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Stephanie Okereke covers African Vibes talks divorce, auto accident & starting over…

Newly engagaed Nollywood star Stephanie Okereke is the cover girl for the latest issue of African Vibes USA. In the magazine she talks about the breakdown of her 1st marriage, her near fatal car accident, new beginnings and more.

Check out more photos of the chocolate beauty working her turban after the jump!

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New Couple Alert : Banky W & Damilola Adegbite

I was over on Bella Naija minding my business when I spotted this photo of Mr Capable Banky W strolling hand in hand with actress Damilola Adegbite at the Ice Prince ELI album launch this Sunday gone past in Lagos.

If this isn’t them coming out as a couple then I dunno what is…Or maybe I’m just reaching. For those who don’t know Damilola is a series regular on MNET’s Tinsel and also starred in 6 Days to Christmas.

Anyways don’t they look cute together? We need to come up with a monciker for them

BANKDAMI? DABANK? I’m not doing great am I?

Oya drop ur own ideas in the comments box… ;)

See more photos of Damilola after the jump

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Ini Edo is the new face of Noble Hair Extensions…Check out her Ad Campaign

Apparently sometime last week Ini Edo was named the face of Noble Hair extensions. Don’t know how I missed that but whatever…

With Noble Hair, Ini adds to her growing list of endorsements between Glo and Noble Hair, Madam Ini is definitely stacking paper. And she’s putting all that money to some good use…she now works with a glam squad who have completely revamped her red carpet style. She has gone from drab to fab with the wave of Zinkata’s magic wand.

Marked improvement…see her looking uber fab at the premier of her new movie I’ll Take My Chances

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