Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter To You All

May Christ' resurrection bring you joy unspeakable. Wishing everyone a great Easter celebration. Enjoy!!!!

Friday, 29 March 2013

NB Inspiration: Bend But Don't Break, The Jesus' Experience

The original story was sent in by a friend, Tracy, have done a post on it before but I think it's worth sharing again as there are many sides to it. Here is another side of it, Bend but don't break; The Jesus' Experience.

One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.

When I think about the bamboo tree's ability to bounce back or return to its original position, the word resilience comes to mind. When used in reference to a person this word means

Kanye West Confirms New Single Titled 'I Am a God'

Kanye West is very well known for his inflated outbursts and confident sense of self, but it appears the rapper has reached new egotistical heights by calling his latest single I am a God.

It was originally rumoured that a whole album bearing the holy name was set for release. However, an industry insider has since dismissed the claims, saying instead that it would serve as the title for his forthcoming track.
Confirming the name of the song to the Huffington Post, a source from West's camp added: "We would never be so presumptuous or sacrilegious to call ourselves the supreme being."

Whatever it’s called, the album will be his first release since his 2011 collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne. Clearly not content with being a king, now West has his sights set even higher. In my opinion, he's certainly losing it. I wonder what kind of message would such a tittle carry?

Kemi Olunloyo Shows Off Her Ibadan Mansion

And she wrote........."Ibadan rocks, to hell with VGC"

Pope Washes Feet Of 12 Young Offenders In Prison - In Traditional Easter Ritual

Pope Francis yesterday washed and kissed the feet of 12 young offenders at a Rome detention centre  – and for the first time included two women in the traditional Easter ritual.

The pontiff travelled to Casal del Marmo prison for the Holy Thursday Mass commemorating Jesus’s gesture of humility towards his apostles the night before he was crucified.

While Pope Francis, 76, included women in the rite when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, it was the first time women had taken part in a papal Holy Thursday service – and the first time in living memory that it was not held either in St Peter’s Basilica or the Basilica of St John Lateran, the papal cathedral church in the Vatican CIty.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Angelina Jolie Says She And Brad Pitt Did Not Marry in Secret

Angelina Jolie has put to rest speculation that she and Brad Pitt married in secret – rumors sparked after she wore a simple gold band instead of her lavish Robert Procop diamond engagement ring on a visit to Africa this week.

In a video posted on TMZ, the actress was asked by reporters on arrival to Los Angeles whether the gold ring meant that her and long-term partner Brad, 49, had married, she responded with a firm 'no'. 

As a representative for the UN's refugee agency, Angelina joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in Africa for four days this week to campaign against rape. The pair spoke to survivors of rape and sexual violence and met political leaders.

Wow Music Video For Waje's Single I Wish

Here is Waje's music video for single I Wish. She did justice to it, me likey...

P Diddy Tops The Chart For The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2013


At No. 1. is Diddy - $580 million: The bulk of the Bad Boy Records founder’s wealth comes from non-musical ventures, namely his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc. The agreement entitles him to eight-figure annual payouts and a nine-figure windfall if the brand is ever sold—and Ciroc’s value has never been higher

2. Jay Z - $475 million: He’s still rolling in cash from megadeals like his $204 million Rocawear sale in 2007 and his $150 million pact with Live Nation the following year. He continues to hold stakes in Roc Nation, Carol’s Daughter, the Brooklyn Nets and, more significantly, the Barclays Center itself, while adding new partnerships with the likes of Duracell, Budweiser and Bacardi’s D’ussé Cognac
See the rest after the cut....

Bob Manuel Udokwu Signs N20Million Ambassadorial Contract With South Africa's Don Morris Wine

Ace Nigerian actor Bob Manuel Udokwu has signed a two-year contract with South Africa's Don Morris brand of Wines. 
The actor - who is also senior special adviser to Anambra State Governor Peter Obi on Creative Media - was unveiled as the brand ambassador for Don Morris Wines on March 5, 2013. The unveiling ceremony saw the Director General of NAFDAC, Paul Ohri chaired as the special guest of honour. His Primary role is to promote the Don Morris brand beyond boundaries.

Apart from the N20million monetary benefit, he also got a new KIA SUV Sportage exclusively branded for him, a visit to the Don Morris' Roodezandt Winery in Robertson town, South Africa to observe the procedure and mechanisms through which the products are made, as well
a steady supply of Don Morris Wines to the actor through out his tenure. 

Friends and colleagues of the actor including Ejike Asiegbu, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi, Oge Okoye, Ejike Metusela, Chidi Nwokeabia,  Chuks of Kasvid Productions, Jennifer Eliogwu, Andy Chukwu, and Tai Emeka Obasi were present at the unveiling to celebrate with him.

Oscar Pistorius Granted Permission To Travel Out Of South Africa To Compete

Pistorius will be able to travel out of the country to compete, the court ruled on Thursday afternoon, and he has also been freed from supervision, meaning he can regain a measure of privacy. 

Lawyers for the Olympic and Paralympic athlete had appealed against some of his bail restrictions on Thursday, saying he might eventually need to return to track competition to earn money.
They argued their client, who is charged with premeditated murder after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on 14 Februrary, was being treated as a flight risk even though a magistrate ruled last month that he was not when he released the double-amputee runner on bail.

Pistorius was not insensitive to the seriousness of the charges against him, defence advocate Barry Roux argued, and did not want to "jump on a plane and travel outside this country" or have "a nice holiday in Mauritius". But if the opportunity arose to compete, he said, Pistorius would want to travel "under controlled circumstances".

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New Video: Tonto Dike Drops Video For Debut Single 'Hi'

Finally the video for Miss Poko's debut single 'Hi' is here. Watch and let me know what you think?

Kim Kardashian Comes Clean on Fake Tweet About Nigeria

Kim Kardashian has come out to say that the tweet which went viral on the web yesterday was not her's. The suspected photoshopped tweet saw Kim made a racist comment about Nigeria, but the reality star says she is innocent. 

Photos: Peter Okoye Chillin at Square Ville Pool

Peter Okoye is so having a good time under the sun in the pool at their Square Ville mansion. #Enjoymentgalore. See more after the cut.....

Stop & Take a Minute to Admire David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo

Gorgeous footballer David Beckham flashed a cheeky smile as he showed off one of his many tattoos on his recent trip to China as the ambassador to the Chinese Super League.

The footballer, who currently plays for Paris St Germain, was giving a talk at Peking University over the weekend when one of the students, asked to see his Chinese inking.
He happily obliged by pulling up his shirt to reveal his sexy body. 

The tattoo is said to read: 'Life and death are determined by fate, rank and riches decreed by Heaven.'
Awh, so lovely

Sensational Behind The Scene Photos From Waje's Music Video 'I Wish'

Here are some behind the scene images from Waje's music video for hit single 'I wish'. The video which was directed by Clarence Peter, saw the singer display extreme emotional feelings to correspond with it's concept and theme which describes her as a broken woman. Watch out for the video on the 28 of March, while the singer's album is due for release by the end of April. See more photos after the cut...

Beyoncé To Headline Gucci's Chime For Change Concert In London This Summer

Beyoncé will headline a concert for Gucci's Chime For Change in London this summer.
The charity's ambassador Salma Hayek Pinault with Mariane Pearl, John Legend and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy gave the news during a press conference at the Soho Hotel yesterday morning.

Chime For Change, the recently launched global campaign founded by Gucci, serves to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment and has the support of some of Hollywood's leading figures.

The singer - who is the co-founder of Chime For Change and the concert creative director - will take to the stage on 1 June 2013 to raise money for the female empowerment charity.
The event will be broadcast globally, and will also feature sets from Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Rita Ora, Timbaland and Laura Pausini.

The concert, called The Sound Of Change Live, will also show short inspirations films and stories highlighting women's issues around the world.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Rita Dominic, Susan Peters, Ini Edo, Kate Henshaw, Koko Ita @2Face & Annie's Wedding

 Check out their styles. More after the cut.....

See Annie & 2Face Idibia's First Look As They Walk Down The Aisle

Beautiful. By the way, I learnt all the guests have been asked to switch off their phones. Will bring you more updates. See other photos after the cut....

Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, eLdee, Davido, all Suited Up & Ready For 2face & Annie's Wedding


Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, eLdee, Davido, and all the big boys are suited up and ready for the big day in Dubia. Don is looking like he is the one going to wed. Hahaha, nice!!

Friday, 22 March 2013

NB Inspiration: The Courage To Ask The Question

David was bringing food to his brothers at the battlefront when he saw Goliath. He wasn't thinking of becoming a hero, he just seized an opportunity other soldiers only dream about.

Opportunities will catch you by surprise, and if you're not alert and ready, you'll miss them. What others discovered in David that day - had been there all along!

If you're a leader, you already possess the talent necessary to lead. But courage is what will establish you as a leader before others. The people we revere most, demonstrate courage - courage on the battlefield and in the boardroom, courage to defend the defenseless, or simply to attempt what nobody else thought possible.

Baby Survived Without Amniotic Fluid: Meet Alexander Umeh at Six-Month-Old


You all remember this story featured here last year when I first launched this blog? If you haven't read about it, please click Here to see it. 
Well, I have been following the growth of this miracle child Alexander, and am so amazed what a wonder he has become. Alex just turned six months yesterday. He was born on 21 September 2012.

For a baby who thrived inside a womb for 15weeks without amniotic fluid. The doctors said that he will not survive at birth because of the damage that would cause on his lungs. Looking at him now, shows you that when God does something, it is COMPLETE and TOTAL.

Am so happy for him and I know he will continue to grow into a prefect man. See more photos after the cut....

Renowned Nigerian Novelist Professor Chinua Achebe Dies Aged 82

Renowned Nigerian Novelist Professor Chinua Achebe, seen by millions as the father of African literature, has died at the age of 82. According to reports, he died following an illness and hospital stay in Boston, Massachusetts last night, March 21. 

The author wrote more than 20 works - some extremely critical of politicians and failed leadership in Africa. And his 1958 debut novel "Things Fall Apart" has sold more than 10 million copies world wide.

Rest in the bosom of the Lord, great writer of our time.

Toolz Workout Technique Revealed!

Super curvy OAP Toolz, shared this pictures from her workout session yesterday morning. Her fitness trainer had her flipping a 230lb tyre as part of the training. Oh dear, for those of you who need to burn those fats, you now know what to do to keep in shape. See another photo after the cut.....

Next James Bond Movie Details Announced

James Bond fans will have to wait three years for the next installment of the spy franchise, it has been confirmed.
The follow-up to the award-winning Skyfall isn't due to hit cinema screens until 2016, according to MGM Studios.
A director for what will be the 24th film in the series is yet to be revealed.
Skyfall director Sam Mendes and Danny Boyle have so far ruled themselves out of the job, leaving Guy Ritchie as the favourite.
It is not yet known whether Daniel Craig will repeat his role as Bond. Fingers crossed.

Kim Kardashian 'To Hire Entire Hospital Floor For Baby Birth'


Kim Kardashian is allegedly planning to hire an entire floor at a hospital in Los Angeles for the birth of her first baby.
An insider told The Daily Star: "Kim's taking the preparations for childbirth very seriously. She wants everything to be perfect and, luckily for her, money is no object.
"Kim's been reading about how monumental the first few moments of a baby's life are and wants her child's entry to the world to be idyllic.
"They've booked an entire floor at their chosen hospital and her room will be totally sound-proofed before the delivery. She wants all outside influences and noise of traffic muted."

The source went on to add that Kardashian wants dimmed blue, green and purple lighting as she gives birth, adding: "Kim's read that mood lighting and atmosphere are important, so she plans to reflect the sounds of nature with a trickling water and soothing wind CD." Oh dear, all these just for giving birth?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

May7Ven In New Promo Photos

Ok, I know the question in your mind, but let me answer before you ask. May7ven is a UK-based Nigerian Afrobeats singer and she's also the daughter of Segun Odegbami, retired Nigerian footballer. See more photos after the cut...

Photos From Iyanya's Music Video Sexy Mama Featuring Wizkid

Here are behind the scenes photos from Iyanya's single Sexy Mama featuring Wizkid. The video directed by prolific music video director, Sesan, was shot in South Africa yesterday. See more after the cut...

Misha B Releases Here's To Everything (Ooh La La) Music Video

Misha B has released the official video for her new single, Here's To Everything (Ooh La La). The track will feature on Misha's debut album, along with Home Run and Do You Think of Me. The as yet unnamed album is due for release later this year, while the single is due for release on April 28.
Misha Bryan otherwise known as Misha B was 2011 X Factor UK finalist.

Watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments section.

Beyonce Makes Her Modelling Debut For High Street Store H&M

Earlier in the year, it was reported that Beyonce Knowles may be the new star face of H&M, here is the first look at the singer's debut campaign for the high street store.

The superstar songstress appears in the upcoming H&M high summer 2013 ads. The pictures were shot by photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadinand in the Bahamas, and in the first picture to be released can be seen looking as hot as ever as she reclines on a sun lounger on a sandy beach in Nassau wearing key pieces from the collection.

H&M's high summer 2013 collection will hit stores nationwide and the web from May.

Linda Ikeji Replies Annie Idibia On False News


Nigerian top blogger Linda Ikeji has replied Annie Idibia on the false news regarding her wedding dress.
Linda was supposedly the first to broke the news that Nigerian London-based designer Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah designed Annie Idibia's wedding dress. According to the blogger, an insider from Annie's camp gave the wrong information. The post have since been taken down from Linda's blog. See her tweet below...

"Kosibah Did Not Make My Wedding Dress" Says Annie Idibia


Bride-to-be Annie Idibia has come out on twitter last night to say that her wedding gown was not designed by Kosibah, contrary to the news some bloggers featured few days back. She said a young talented lady did, whose name she's yet to reveal. The tweets below are from Kosibah himself confirming that he didn't make Annie's dress. See them after the cut....

Children Hit The Mini Catwalk For The First Ever Global Kids’ Fashion Week in London

The first ever Global Kids’ Fashion Week (GKFW) held in London yesterday night at Freemason's Hall, Covent Garden.
The show, which was sponsored by designer e-tailer, had a fun and playful vibe as the professional child models took to the runway wearing designers such as Oscar De La Renta, Paul Smith, Gaultier and Missoni.
GKFW cast a spotlight on premium kids’ fashion, from both established designers and emerging names and aimed to educate and inspire people about children's fashion – celebrating how this specialist category has thrived and evolved over the past five years.  

Featured designers included the likes of luxury labels Paul Smith Junior, Junior Gaultier, Chloe, Little Marc Jacobs, I Pinco Pallino, Suzanne Ermann, Anne Kurris, Supertrash.  
As well as established brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Diesel and emerging independent brands like Rachel Riley, Anne Kuris and Wildfox were also featured. See more after the cut....

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Moet Abebe of SoundcityTV & Mavin's Adepeju Adewusi Strike a Kimye Nude Picture

Seems we now have Kimye couple in Nigeria, hehehe. Ok, the guy who's face you can't see is said to be Mavin's Adepeju Adewusi. And the girl is no other but Moet Abebe of SoundcityTV. Is there something we are missing here? See Kimye pose below and judge who pulled it off better?

Lara Stone Pose Topless In New Photoshoot For Q+A Issue Of i-D Magazine

Dutch model Lara Stone has posed topless in her latest shoot for i-D Magazine, with just wine glasses covering her modesty.
The 29-year-old, who is currently expecting a baby with hubby David Williams, was perhaps displaying a larger bust as women tend to during pregnancy.

Staring at the camera, Lara looks a far cry from most waitresses as she is wearing nothing but a small white pinafore. In front of her chest she is holding a silver tray with the two strategically placed glasses of red wine, while her breasts are reflected in the shiny tray.

Lara’s cover is just one of the five covers for the Q+A Issue. Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Amra Cerkezovic and Reuben Ramacher also grace their own. See more after the cut....

Damian Lewis Receives The Freedom Of The City Of London Award

Damian Lewis has been granted the freedom of the City of London.
The 'Homeland' star was presented with the honour in recognition of his acting achievements and as he was handed over the accolade at the Guildhall in the UK capital.
As he collected a certificate on behalf of the city, Damian said: "It's the most extraordinary honour to be offered the Freedom of the City of London - the city that I have grown up in, and love, more than any other. I'm very, very proud to be associated with it."

The freedom of the City of London accolade is believed to have started in 1237 and meant the recipient were free to carry out their chosen trade.
Big congrats to the actor.

Justin Timberlake Dedicates Emotional Music Video For 'Mirrors' To His Grandparents

Justin Timberlake who recently made his musical comeback has finally unveiled the video to his no.1 smash hit Mirrors and the singer has paid tribute to his late grandfather William and grandmother Sadie in the touching intro.
The star's grandparents were married for 63 years and reports say that William's ill health sadly prevented him from attending Justin's wedding to Jessica Biel in October last year.

In the emotional video, an elderly couple look heartbroken and delicate as they flashback to their experiences together in younger years. At the start of the video, text shows a dedication granddad William - who died late last year - and grandmother Sadie Bomar. See the music video after the cut.... 

Comedian AY & Wife Expecting Baby No. 2


Top Nigerian comedian AY (Ayo Makun) and his wife, Mabel are expecting baby number 2. The couple already have a 5-year-old daughter, Michelle Adeola.
Congratulations to them.