Coupled Up | Olu Maintain & his new boo/ Ikechukwu & GF Sarah Ofili ring in his birthday with a kiss

 

Looks like our naija celebs are getting a whole lot more comfortable expressing their personal lives publicly. What with all the hand holding and making out at events. I say bring it on…more fodder for us less famous to gossip about ;)

Check out Olu Maintain (Yahozee) stepping out & holding on tight to an unidentified chick…his new flame perhaps. The lipliner on the babe is SERIOUS! Chai!

 

Over in a more long term relationship…rapper Ikechukwu was spotted making out with his fiancee, model Sarah Ofili at a surprise birthday bash she threw in his honour in Lagos.

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Tuface Idibia looking Dapper & Regal on the cover of Y! Magazine’s Celebration Issue + New Video “Outside”

Check out 2baba looking very much the dapper gentleman for the latest issue of Y! Magazine

2face speaks about the past 15 years of his music career; why the many risks he has taken have paid off, what he plans for the future; and why he thinks he has made it through the long haul. He also speaks about his new confidence in publicly speaking about his children, his thoughts about the women in his life from Vien Tetsola to Annie Macaulay, and the greatest lessons that life has taught him.

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Jim Iyke gets his “model” on, as he launches clothing line…Untamed Closet

Remember when I told you Nollywood actor Jim Iyke was getting set to launch his fashion line “Untamed Closet”?

From the promo pictures which were released, I guess it’s safe to say the line is here! The line will cater to teen boys & girls, adults  and the corporate world (Black Label). Not only is Jim creatively behind the line…he is also the face of the high end section of the line “The Black Label” .

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Genevieve Nnaji rocks Dolce & Gabbana to Charity Event in London

Genevieve Nnaji is fast becoming the new London IT girl as she hits up major events in the capital left, right & center. At a recent charity event held in UK, the actress rocked a stunning strapless floor length Dolce & Gabbana gown. A fab look…Hands Down!

The actress confirmed she was wearing a piece by the celebrated Italian designers when a follower tweeted her to compliment her.

This isn’t the 1st time Gene has been photographed in D&G…in July she rocked a strapless leopard print dress to a Net-A-Porter event, where she partied it up with A-listers such as Naomi CampbellQueen Latifah, Solange Knowles, Naomi Campbell & Kelly Osborne

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Bubbling Under | Jarmeu

Jarmeu‘s 1st two singles Am Bad & E No Easy say a lot about his musical dexterity. Listen to the 20 something year old budding artiste  and it can easily be seen that Jarmeu possesses PassionTalent and Bravado.

In his own words, Jarmeu believes he is “venturing into music in an age where common-play and generic rhythms are the order of the day and  that as an artiste one has to evaluate where he stands.”

Not only does he perform, but he also arranges and produces. He is currently being managed by Bonafyde Inititative and DRS (A Nigerian and UK based outfit respectively), he is signed as an artiste under Dee-R-S Tunes.

Listen to his stuff after the jump, and let’s have your thoughts on it…

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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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More music after the jump.

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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)

See complete list here

 

 

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