Monday, 14 December 2015

Floyd Mayweather Buys Million Dollar Watch (SEE PHOTO)

According to entertainment news site, TMZ, professional boxer- Floyd Mayweather has purchased a second million-dollar diamond encrusted piece which costs roughly $1.1 million and is one of the most

Beyoncé to Play Lead in Bradley Cooper’s Remake of ‘A Star Is Born’?

According to Page Six, Beyonce is set to make a return to the big screen in the remake of  'A Star is Born'

"Bradley Cooper is moving ahead with his planned directorial debut — a remake of the classic “A Star Is Born” — and Beyoncé is on board to star with him, sources tell Page Six. 
But insiders added that although Cooper’s now meeting with producers in Hollywood to back the project, the film won’t be ready to go before cameras until the end of next year, or possibly January 2017. 
“Beyoncé is a go,” said a source of Cooper’s

“The Encounter” – A Short Film Based on C. Odemegwu Ojukwu & Emmanuel Ifeajuna (WATCH)

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“The Encounter”, a Trino studios production starring Gregory Ojefua, Amarachukwu Onoh and Stan Nze chronicles the story of a crucial moment in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war.

The moment in question is the conversation between Biafran Commander-in-Chief General Emeka and imprisoned Emmanuel Ifeajuna. Ifeajuna is allegedly behind a plot to

Watch Adele Perform 'HELLO' on 'The XFactor' Final

It's still 'Hello' season! I mean we virtually use that word everyday, but Adele has sure made it more fun, or why else would numerous artist scamper to do a cover of your song?

Watch how she aced yet another 'Hello' performance at The XFactor final;

Mariah Carey is Going on Tour After 13 Years (SEE SCHEDULE)


After 13 years, Mariah is set to win hearts again with her 'Sweet Sweet Fantasy' tour which kicks off March 2016 in Glasgow.

See schedule below;
March 15 – Glasgow, GB – The Hydro
March 17 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
March 18 – Manchester, GB – Manchester Arena
March 20 – Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
March 21 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena

NEW VIDEO: Adekunle Gold - 'Pick Up'

Now fans don't have to wait any longer, as YBNL's Adekunle Gold has released visuals for his hit single, 'Pick Up'.

Watch below;

New Video: Chris Brown – ‘Back To Sleep’

Still got a thing for Chris Brown? Well he is out with the video for 'Back To Sleep', fresh off his sixth studio album (named after daughter), Royalty.

Serena Williams is 'BOSS' on the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Doesn't she just look gorgeous as 'Sport Person of the Year'?
Despite her Grand Slam loss, 2015 was indeed a good year for the 34-year old, as she won the Wimbledon championship this summer among other wins, 

Strong woman doing amazing things, and those legs are for days, eh?
Well according to sports illustrated, "Serena has made a very strong case as not only the greatest tennis player of her generation but of all time, and after the string of performances she put together in 2015, she is one of the most dominant athletes playing today,"

Friday, 11 December 2015

Nicki Minaj For Billboard Magazine 'End of Year' Cover. Talks Meek Mill, Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump


In a year bookended by blockbusters from Taylor Swift and Adele, Nicki Minaj set her own standard for success, ticking off triumphs even as she fearlessly spoke her mind and openly challenged other superstars.

Excepts below;

On Meek Mill 

I don’t know what’s going to happen with he and I. I just know right now we are really, really enjoying each other’s company. So, shout out to everybody in the world that’s just trying

Charles Novia's TOP 5 Nollywood Actresses of 2015

In what has now become an annual and personal reward system for actors of sorts, which I feel is needed for an ingrained development for Nollywood, my annual list of ‘Best Actresses and Best Actors’ in Nollywood for the year has been something for me to look forward to compiling as with what many readers of my critiques also look forward to reading.

In 2013, Mercy Johnson got the top diadem from me and in 2014, Nse Ikpe Etim got the Best Actress award. For the year 2015, I and my usual team of professional critics sat down once again to draw up a list after watching a number of films through the year. But something quite interesting caught my attention this year; the rise of television series on Nigerian television more than ever in terms of quality and direction. This development seems to have been triggered off by Africa Magic and its original films and commissioned fares and other established independent producers caught the bug too.

Thus, whilst I and my team did a lot of film watching, we also could not ignore the power of the acting in some television series we watched and followed and I decided to also add some actresses who did quite well in such series to my list.

This year, I must give Special Mention to some actresses who did not make my list in the top five category (and it was difficult making a final choice for this year, I must admit) but are surely in my top ten list which unfortunately cannot be expanded as the template is only for five persons annually. These actresses are FATHIA BALOGUN for the movie ‘Torera’ and HILDA DOKUBO for the movie ‘STIGMA’. I applaud these actors and wish them all the best.

Using the usual templates of Interpretation, Characterization, Internalization, enunciation and the actor’s visualization of the role portrayed, the following are my Top Five Actresses for the year 2015…

Oge Okoye
Sometimes, actors get to a curve in their careers which, when taken, becomes the catalyst for a resurgence in their artistry. Having featured in perhaps hundreds of Nollywood movies, most of which might be termed second-bit in execution which helped in making her a stereotype,

NEW VIDEO: 'Long Live The Chief' - Jidenna


Bagging his first Grammy nomination for his song 'Classic Man' in the Best Rap/Song Category, Jidenna is back with the video for his song, 'Long Live The Chief'.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Is Lionel Richie Really Serious? Singer Makes Moves To Trademark 'HELLO'

Following the huge success of Adele's 'Hello' off her recently released 25 album which has sold off the charts, 66 year old Lionel Richie who also released a song with same title in 1984 sure feels threatened.
“You can’t use my word without my acknowledgement, thank you very much. I have been

From SCANDAL To EMPIRE? Columbus Short Might Be Making His Big Return Soon

After he was killed off ABC's hit TV series, Scandal, due to domestic violence allegations, Columbus Short might be making a return to the silver screen in a bigger way than haters thought.

Speaking to E! Online, and dropping hints

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

'Cookie Lyon', TIME Magazine's Most Influential Fictional Character of 2015


You all who watch television series, Empire know without a doubt, Taraji P. Henson deserves this recognition for her role as Cookie Lyon.

According to TIME Magazine, “With her high-drama scheming and higher-drama wardrobe, the Lyon family matriarch (played by Taraji P. Henson) was the biggest draw

[READ] Russell Simmons Pens Open Letter To His Friend, Donald Trump


Hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons is one of many who have had enough of Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump's bigotry, and thus decided to air his mind via an open letter as contained below;
Dear Donald,Over 30 plus years you have been an amazing friend; endorsing my books, coming to my shows, flying me on your planes, your helicopters, and even allowing my family members and myself to stay in your house in Florida many times. So, it kinda pains me to know that my public statements about your candidacy have strained or ruined our friendship. However, the fact is, what’s at stake is bigger than us.
I want to begin this tough criticism by reminding you that I am the Chairman of The Foundation for

Here Is Why Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Didn't Get A Grammy Nomination

Drake's Hotline Bling which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 had not a few pop-culture enthusiast stepping, and a handful of his fans thinking shortly after its release, it would bag a Grammy but that may never happen.

That is no thanks to Cash Money who didn't submit the video due to 'clerical error'. As much as that sounds like a lame enough excuse considering the hit which was officially released in July was eligible for the September deadline, we might as well just hope that's all it was, A MISTAKE.

NEW VIDEO: 'In The Night' - The Weekend; Starring Girlfriend, Bella Hadid

'In The Night' video which is directed by BRTHR is off his ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ album, and sees Bella Hadid starring alongside The Weekend.

Watch below;

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Did Reggie Bush Influence Kim Kardashian Naming Her Son, 'Saint' West? (SEE EVIDENCE)

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Few minutes after Kim Kardashian released the name of the son she just had with Kanye West, via her app and website, it was a trending topic; and the media was sure thrown into a frenzy.

Though a little away from what we all expected - 'South', 'Easton', 'Rob', and maybe 'West'- we can all agree 'Saint' is a pretty cool name, at least a handful said that much. But here's the evidence why Kim named him 'Saint';

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Need I say more?

Wonder what happens when a photo of the baby is released, and how long that will take.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Omarion Isn't Having It With The Grammy Nominations, Bares His PAIN on Twitter [SEE TWEETS}

Singer, and defunct B2K boy band member, Omarion took to Twitter to bare his mind on what he thought was injustice following no nominations in the just released Grammy Awards Nomination list for his single, "Post To Be".

See tweets below; (p/s- read from bottom)

Here Comes The Bride! Tolu "Toolz" Oniru Shares Her Love Journey On Genevieve Magazine


The December Bridal issue of Genevieve Magazine features curvaceous Radio personality, Tolu “Toolz” Oniru as its cover girl who bared it all on her love journey with Tunde Demuren; a journey which started from “I’ll burn your house, Banky W, if Tunde

BLACK DON'T CRACK!!! Taraji P. Henson is Smoke For Days in 'LBD' (PHOTO)

The Empire Diva who is in her 40s and has never had any cosmetic surgeries (at least none that we know of) served us legs this past weekend, and looked every inch stunning in a 'little black dress' for the White Hot Holidays.

Don't you just love some Cookie Lyon.

The 58th Grammy Nominations Are In!!! [SEE FULL LIST]

Nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards Ceremony which airs February 15th 2016 are in, with Taylor Swift, The Weekend, Kendrick Lemar leading the pack.

See full list below;

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Record of the Year

Justin Bieber Sends Fans WILD With #Throwback Photo. If Only He'll Make Up His Mind Already

Rumour has it that you never really get over an 'ex', yes? So we can totally relate with what Baby singer is going through, and his constant crave for Selena Gomez' attention who we doubt has moved on either but is allegedly hooking up with Niall.

Allegedly getting wind of the hook-up story, Justin shared the photo below;

In The Spirit of Christmas: LISTEN To Mo'Cheddah's 'AGOGO'

Nigerian rapper and singer, Mo'cheddah is back with a Christmas inspired song, 'Agogo'.

Listen below;

How Toke Makinwa Got Her Groove Back; With A 'Topping' of Maje

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned", but not for popular media personality, and Vlogger, Toke Makinwa (AKA Toks Intl.) who displayed all shades of coolness after her husband's

WEIRD GIFT: Caitlyn Jenner's Gifts Kylie Jenner Underwear With 'her' Face ALL OVER IT

What would you do if you got a gift with anyone's face plastered on it? More less one with your parent's face plastered all over it. Who in the world does that?

Caitlyn Jenner!

In an episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" which aired recently, Caitlyn handed Kylie the gift as the following convo

Tiwa Savage Fans Drag Her Weaves on Social Media; The Reason is HIGH-larious

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So you know how a lot of celebrities like to keep the identity of their newborns hidden for a few months (until some major endorsement lands on their laps)? Well Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage is towing that part, and NO her fans are

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Comes Early For Kanye West As Kim Kardashian Births Baby Boy

His expected date of delivery was to be Christmas day, 25th December, but little West sure came three weeks earlier, and there's no doubt both Kanye and Kim are beyond ecstatic.

A lot of media report have it he is to be named 'Robert', but

New Video: 'Back Together' - Jill Scot

There's no getting enough of American singer and song writer, Jill Scott, and she sure is the cherry-on-top to end 2015.

Taken off her album, 'Woman', 'Back Together' features cameos from the Complexions Contemporary Ballet ensemble and Donna Vaughn – the principal dancer of Broadway’s ‘The Lion King.’

Watch below;

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Etcetera Comes For Asa, Naeto-C and Korede Bello in New Article

Etcetera needs no introductions, at least not anymore as not a week passes without an article dropping where he 'shades', 'claps-back' or criticizes a personality who has supposedly erred.

In his new article, he is more than disgusted with Asa's collaborations with Naeto-C, and Korede Bello respectively.

Read his thoughts below;

"I walked into the music preview room at the radio station and I saw one of our sound engineers previewing Naeto C’s songs before uploading it into the station’s new digital library for airplay, I immediately walked out of the room because I wasn’t ready to activate my anger mode by putting myself through another experience of listening to another Nigerian rap song with shallow and crappy lines of which Naeto C is the culprit-in-chief,

Ini Edo Addresses Her Weight-Loss - "Your Size or Shape Doesn't Determine Who You Are"

Notice how Nollywood Actress, Ini Edo has gone from stunning to STUNNING lately? Her weight-loss didn't go unnoticed, and she has gone ahead to address whatever concerns anyone might have.

Read below;
"This is to all of my loyal fans who have had weight concerns… There’s been lots of questions thrown at me via social media

Did Olamide Steal From Dbanj? Guess Who's Pointing Fingers

DB Records official producer, Deevee in a series of tweets he posted has called out YBNL's Olamide for allegedly stealing songs and ideas originally belonging to the koko-master, Dbanj.

Read excerpts from tweets below;

NEW SONG: 'Can't Say No' - Mariah Carey x Rick Ross


The glass shattering Mariah Carey is back in 2015 with Rick Ross with her voice still melodious as ever.

Listen below;

Friday, 4 December 2015

#WomanoftheYear: Lady Gaga Talks to Billboard Magazine on Living the Last Moments

“Once you start being mindful and really going, ‘Do I actually want that?,’ you start to feel empowered and you find your value. I love being the annoying girl. I was a theater kid. I was in jazz band. I went to the Renaissance Faire. I was that girl who

Coldplay Featuring Beyonce for Super Bowl 2016?

Billed to hold February 7th, 2016, there has been no certainty as to who will headline the Super Bowl.

Could Aretha Franklin Be Hating on Huge Success of '25'? SHADES Adele

We all know how successful Adele's 25 has been (if you don't, then under a rock you have been), I mean we are basically still living in the 'Hello' frenzy. But the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin in a recent interview spilled a handful of shade,

Drake Announces OVO Flagship Store Opening In L.A. [WATCH VIDEO]

Rapper, Drake is set to take over the Los Angeles fashion scene with a store opening this saturday to house his OVO pieces'

"The flagship store will offer the cut-crafter’s couture and is set to rock the city when its launch event kicks off at 11am on Saturday and welcomes a number of the star’s celebrity pals as well as the thousands expected to descend upon it to nab their first look at it."

Watch video after the cut;

NEW SONG: 'I Know' - Monica

There's no getting over Monica, not in this life time at least. Her voice which has stood the test of time would leave anyone goose-bumped.

Listen below;