Brymo confirms Chocolate city exit




Yesterday, HipHopWorld Magazine broke news that singer Brymo was set to leave record label Chocolate City.

Chocolate City through World Media PR came out to deny the reports, calling them untrue.
Interestingly, Brymo has now come out himself to confirm our earlier report. The ‘Son of a Kapenta’ tweeted “It is true. I’ve left Chocolate City”

Male fan slap Beyonce on the bum during performance




Beyonce’s ’The Mrs Carter World Tour‘ pulled into Copenhagen, Denmark Sunday, March 27th. During her performance of “Irreplaceable” an overzealous male fan slapped her on the butt.
The singer kept her cool, but gave the fan a stern warning.

I will have you escorted out of here. Alright?,” she told him before going on to finish her set. 

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Wizkid and Fuse ODG to perform at the Yahoo! wireless music festival 2013 in london


The Yahoo! Wireless Festival is an annual summer jam that has taken place in England since 2005.

The music festival brings the biggest stars to one colossal multi-day concert and has been sponsored in the past by O2 and Barclay Card but this year, it’s by Yahoo!

This year, it is taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London across Friday 12 July, Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July. Nigerian pop sensation Wizkid and the “Azonto” pioneer, Fuse ODG have been billed to perform this year. Both acts follow in the footsteps of D’Banj who performed on the same stage last year.

Wizkid & Fuse will be sharing the stage with International superstars Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Emeli Sande, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Rita Ora and so many more.
 
 

Andre 3000's mom found dead in Atlanta home

Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, mother of popular US rapper Andre 3000 is dead; a rep for the rapper confirmed to Billboard.com yesterday.

Billboard is reporting that Benjamin-Hodo was found dead in her Atlanta home on Monday May 28, 2013, one day after Andre’s 38th birthday.
Cause of death remains unknown and the rapper hasn’t spoken to the press either.

Andre 3000 (real name André Lauren Benjamin) is best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi.
 
 

"Why my wife was my video girl" - Samklef


Have you seen the pretty video vixen in the “Suwe Remix” video by Samklef? We can confirm to you that she’s Samklef’s wife Yvonne Oguachaba.

Samklef differed from the rest using his wife as his video girl. In a chat earlier today, he revealed the reasons why his wife beat every other video girl out there to steal the leading role in his new video “Suwe Remix”.
Samklef explains, “I wanted it to be emotional” referring to the romantic lines in the song; ‘My love no be suwe, my love no delay baby…I no go play you like a suwe, I love you all the way…’

He also talked about being the first person to pull such an act in the Nigerian music industry, “I checked and discovered that no one else has done it before”. The artist was giving his fans a sneak peek into his personal life and showcasing her to the world concurrently.

Sounding so elated, he then added “I checked on YouTube and for the first time I had over 25,000 views in 24hours”. The song currently has 46, 212 YouTube views (at the timeof this report) and Samklef admitted that the stunt has relieved further struggles on publicity for the video. The artist decided to be economical involving family to reduce the expense of a professional video girl.

The video features YBNL Olamide while legendary actor/comedian Baba Suwe makes a cameo appearance.

Pictures: Industry nite with Dbanj and K-switch


Industry Nite hosted DB Records last night May 29, 2013 at the GET Arena, Victoria Island. D’Banj & younger brother Kay-Switch as well as several upcoming acts were on hand to thrill the crowd.
D’Banj took the audience down memory lane, performing classic songs from ten years back. It was definitely a fun night, and ‘Eja Nla’ left the crowd begging for more. Check out some amazing pictures from the event:


Dbanj and Naeto c performing

 Dbanj

 Dbanj caught in the act

 Dencia's hot.

 MTV presenter Ehiz

 Choc boi ice prince

K-switch looking exhausted

Don jazzy produces for Dbanj on DKM album


If you thought the days of a Don Jazzy & D’Banj made hit were over, then you might have to think again.

In less than a month D’Banj’s DB Records will be making their first release in what is already setting up to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The compilation will feature label acts Kay-Switch and J-Sol alongside a myriad of local and International superstars.

Apart from the mercurial Don Jazzy, DKM (D’ King’s Men) will host Big Sean, Snoop Lion, Fally Ipupa, Olamide, Naeto C and Ikechukwu just to name a few.

D’Banj hosted a few Industry friends at the BHM Lounge on  Tuesday May 28 and gave them a private listening as to what ‘DKM’ has in store.

Kim Kardashian vs The wind




The reality star was forced to hold on to her skirt as she walked across the road in LA yesterday afternoon as the wind threatened her modesty.

Oliver Twist video surpasses 20 million youtube viewship


Within a year , Dbanj's iconic song , Oliver Twist has gathered over 20 million views on Youtube and still counting. No other Nigerian locally originated song has attracted such huge viewship across the world as this song. This is a special moment in the career of a Nigerian song. According to Wikipedia and youtube sources , the song was No 1 in most African countries, No 2 in the U.K. R & B chart , No 9 in U.K. national chart, No 1 in Romania, No 10 in Belgium, No 12 in Scotland, No 24 in Slovakia and No 19 in Armenian music chart.
Recent U.S. survey also listed the song in Top 5 workout songs in U.S.A. , according to U.S. morning show, Live With Kelly and Michael. Dbanj's Oliver Twist has confirmed itself as a classic.


Cassie gets sexy for Esquire magazine





Samsung announces Galaxy S4 Mini


Samsung has announced its compact version of the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 mini.

The S4 mini comes with a 4.3 inch Super Amoled display, as opposed to the full sized S4's 5-inch screen, and at 107g is 23 grams lighter than the S4.
For all intents and purposes, the mini is the same phone as the S4, but with slightly less oomph. For example, its rear- and front-facing cameras are 8 megapixels and 1.9 megapixels respectively, as opposed to the S4's 13- and 2-megapixel cameras.

A leak earlier in May fuelled rumours of an impending announcement of the S4 mini -- Samsung has released compact models of all its S series of smartphones. The official confirmation on 30 May comes just days after Apple CEO Tim Cook declined to shut the door on iPhone minis, nanos, or other variations in future.

Samsung
"Well, we haven't [launched variations of the iPhone] so far, that doesn't shut off the future," he said at the D11 conference.
Running on the latest 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and with a 1.7GHZ dual core processor, the S4 mini is loaded with many of the same bells and whistles as the S4.

It will be available in 4G and 3G, but which of these versions will be available in the UK is as yet unknown.
The UK shipping date has not been confirmed.

On movies today: Now You See Me


Now You See Me is an upcoming 2013 French-American caper film directed by Louis Leterrier. It is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2013. Cast include: Jesse eisenberg (MICHEAL ATLAS), Morgan freeman (THADDEUS BRADLEY), Isla fisher (HENLEY), Mark ruffalo aka THE HULK (DYLAN HOBS), and Woody harrelson (MERRITT OSBOURNE). Directed by Louis leterrier.

The Real Housewives Coming To Lagos

According to inside sources, NBCUniversal owners of the popular America docu-reality series; the Real Housewives Franchise is partnering with a Nigerian organisation to produce a version of the show for the African audience.  The new show will be called the Real Housewives of Lagos and will cover the lifestyle of 5 – 8  different women resident in Lagos. Continue...

 
These women must fit a certain profile; aged between 30 and 50, extremely wealthy - married into money, inherited a fortune through her family, or just self-made millionaires - they could be married, divorced or single.  They will also grant an all-access pass to their lives: their families, friendships, careers and homes.

While there are so many women in Lagos who fit this bill, it would be interesting to see the ones who get selected to star in this show and the ones who accept.
(source: lindaikejiblog)

Joseph and Adaeze Yobo share new family photos





Omotola with Steven Spielberg, Jessica Biel, Daniel Day Lewis

Omotola with Mary Stengel, Steven Spielberg, Michael Djaba and Jessica Biel at Time 100 Gala event in New York in April.
(source: lindaikejiblog)


Rihanna reportedly heartbroken over Chris Brown and Karrueche


 Insiders say Rihanna is not taking Chris Brown's reconciliation with ex- Karrueche Tran too well.
From TVNZ
A source close to the 25-year-old star told the Belfast Telegraph newspaper: "Pals have told Rihanna not to get upset about Chris and Karrueche. They think the best revenge would be living well and looking good, but so far Rihanna's answer has been to party the pain away.
"It's understandable that she'd want to escape her feelings on this but she's taking it way too far. Everyone around her wants her to get some help -- they're genuinely worried about her.
"She's not in a good place and looks like she's self-destructing. Her friends are really worried about her and think she needs to take time out to detox and refocus."

Tiwa Savage's official album cover


Omotola causes stir at Murtala Muhammed Airport


After receiving an outstanding reception at the Time Gala in NYC, and attending a few Hollywood events, Omotola landed Murtala Muhammed Airport over the weekend and was welcomed by her husband Captain Matthew Ekeinde, the press and fans who had gotten wind of her arrival.
A tired but elated Omotola who was all smiles thanked the crowd, spoke with the press and posed for pictures before being whisked away by her husband and her security.

All that ass: lil' wayne gets a lapdance from nicki minaj at the billboard awards

Ass, ass, ass. Nicki Minaj showed off her most famous asset during her booty-ful performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

The voluptuous rap diva, who won three awards including ‘Top Rap Album’, took the stage to perform her single “High School” with Lil’ Wayne. She even gave Weezy a lap dance that left a priceless expression on his face.

The Young Money boss summed it up best. “All that ass,” he said.
Watch Nicki twerk it for Weezy F. Baby.

Weird mc talks marraige plans and new singles

Weird MC has been up to a lot recently. In between pushing out new artiste Shuley Dee and working on her upcoming album, she still manages to throw in some high-brow performances in the mix of it all.

‘The Weird One’ recently performed alongside iconic female rap group Salt-N-Pepa. At the show she gave the crowd a taste of new singles “Ijoya (Remix)” and “Fiesta.” Of her new material out, Weird MC says “The new singles are doing extremely well. Radio has just been going crazy with the songs, steady rotation. I didn’t expect that kind of reception at all, not just Lagos alone, everywhere.

Young D is on the cut and he did the production as well.”

 There are also plans for a “Fiesta” video and in-demand cinematographer Moe Musa just might be Weird MC’s choice for video director.
In between all the excitement of her new material, we couldn’t help asking Weird about marriage plans and if she intended changing her single status anytime soon. She simply replied “No, I don’t have time for that. It’s not even in my plans. Right now I’ve got an album coming out, so that’s not in my plans.”

Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari confirm their relationship on Twitter




Eva Longoria Graduates With Master's Degree


The 38 year old actress proves you're never too old or too busy to continue your education as she graduates with a Master's degree in Chicano Studies at California State University in Northridge. 





On Buhari's Call for the President's Resignation - By Reno Omokri



Reno Omokri is Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media. Read his response below...
Reading the interview Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) gave to Daily Trust which was published on Wednesday the 22nd of May 2013, I am compelled to raise historical issues that put the former military Head of State's words in perspective. 
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) blamed President Jonathan for the insurgency occasioned by the militant sect, Jamā'a Ahl al-sunnah li-da'wa wa al-jihād, commonly referred to as Boko Haram and asked President Jonathan to resign saying “Jonathan should vacate and give way to competent hand to govern the country”.

Brad Pitt bans sex scenes with other women out of respect for Angie



According to an article in Esquire, Brad Pitt has placed a self-imposed ban on filming sex scenes with other women out of respect for his partner and mother of his six children, Angelina Jolie. So no other woman gets to kiss those lips and touch that body as long as he's with Angelina. How noble!
Brad 's friend told Esquire: 'This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he's met Angelina. He's crazy about her, and she's the same way about him.'

Kinda understand his fear. Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston when he did Mr & Mrs Smith with Angelina Jolie. He admitted falling for her after their steamy love scene. By the time the movie wrapped, they were in love.
(source: lindaikejiblog
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