Mathew Knowles Sues Tabloid

 
Music World owner Mathew Knowles, plans to take a British tabloid to court after it printed what he called a mispresentation of his relationship with Beyonce and Blue Ivy.
 
 He is suiting up for a fight now that he's dropped a bombshell lawsuit on THE SUN, a UK tabloid for "knowingly and maliciously misrepresented his relationship with his daughter, Beyoncé, and with his granddaughter."  
 
The interview which was printed in The Sun, painted the relationship between Beyonce and Mathew as "tense" and even insinuated that he had not met his granddaughter Blue Ivy. 
New findings however reveal that Mathew had indeed met Blue Ivy once Bey's HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream aired and now, Mathew is suing for unspecified damages, defamation and breach of contract. In a statement to E! News he said,
"My daughters and my family mean the world to me," he said. "The barrage of repeated falsehoods spawned by the British Sun's defamatory article has been exhausting and personally damaging to me. No matter how many papers it sells or web hits it generates, The Sun, like any newspaper, needs to maintain a basic level of journalistic integrity. The Sun crossed the line when it went after my family. The Sun needs to be held responsible for its lies in a court of law. This happens too often to too many people, and it is simply unfair."

"My Voice Is Annoying" - Beyonce

Jay Z's baby mama while addressing her new song leak "standing in the sun" stated that she sees her voice as annoying.
She talks of her movies, projects she is working on, her baby and so much more....
 
Watch video below:

D'banj's 20-Track Deluxe DKM Album


D'banj's D-King's Men deluxe album is finally out. The new 20-track album, with lyrics of the songs inside, is selling for N2, 000.



Dr. Sid Buys out a Cinema Hall to Watch “Man of Steel” with fans


Being an avid fan of the ‘superman’ movie franchise, Dr. Sid wanted to be one of the first people to see it. So, to thank his fans for their love and support, the Mavin doctor decided to take 200 lucky fans to the cinema with him for a private screening of the new blockbuster, in partnership with Tripican.com

He purchased 200 movie tickets on Tripican.com, the online discounted movie ticketing website, for his fans and a few friends to see “Man of Steel” on Saturday, 22nd June 2013.
In a quick interview with Bella Naija, he said:
“So last week, I hung out with 200 of my fans and friends at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, at the Palms for a private screening of the new Superman Movie “Man of Steel”.  I am a big movie fan and I wanted to share a movie experience with some of the most important people to me.
My fans have made me who I am, they have supported me for 10 years now. So this is one of my little ways of showing that I appreciate them all. I had a lot of fun at the cinema plus the movie was amazing. I want to say a big thank you to all the ticket winners that came through and my Mavin fam – Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Altims, Babyfresh, Tega, Bizzle, Otoide, not forgetting Tunde Ednut.”
 ”Man of Steel” is the most recent superhero movie from the ‘Superman’ franchise and features some of the biggest stars in Hollywood - Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.



Pictures: Barack Obama Feels The Heat


Barack Obama is known for keeping a cool head when the temperature rises around him, but this is one situation that's getting the better of him.
The US President recently visited Germany where he was speaking at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, near the spot where JFK made his famous speech nearly 50 years ago - and it appeared the German capital was in the middle of a heatwave as Mr Obama could not stop the perspiration streaming from his head.


Here are pictures of Barack Obama sweating his Presidential socks off....


Kidney transplant will not cost more than $50k-Juliet Ibrahim writes about OJB



This is her statement posted to her instagram page below:


Kim Kardashian Is Back On Twitter Without Any Mention Of Baby


Thirteen days - that’s how long it took Kim Kardashian to return to social media. Kanye West's baby mama is back to her tweeting and Instagramming ways, following time away for the birth of her daughter North. However, we’re surprised to say that the star’s first post after her respite had nothing to do with her little new babe.
Instead, Kim wished her little sis khloe a very happy birthday, and posted two photos — before and after collages — in her honor.

See tweets below:
Kim Kardashian        ✔ @KimKardashian
Then- @khloekardashian The birthday girl! I love you so much!!!! http://instagram.com/p/bEtfW_OSzk/


Kim Kardashian        ✔ @KimKardashian
Now- @khloekardashian The most loyal & supportive person on the planet! Life wouldn't be the same… http://instagram.com/p/bEt3dvOS0L/


House of Tara launches 100 Voices book

 
Renowned Nigerian beauty brand, House of Tara International, launched its highly anticipated book House of Tara 100 Voices in an exclusive event on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at The Four Points Hotel by Sheraton. Present at the event were senior executives of Blue Chip companies, financial institutions, Lagos State government and members of the diplomatic corps.
 
Guests present also included Eku Edewor, Tosyn Bucknor, Bola Balogun Glam Networks, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Mrs Kemi Ogunleye of PANA Television among others.
“Selecting 100 stories out of several hundred entries sent in from all over Nigeria was no easy feat,” said Cynthia Mosumola, one of the inspiring women who selected the stories. “Everyone had something unique and I was extremely inspired; it has taught me to never take for granted investment in people”.
 
Other inspiring women who selected the stories include Honourable Abike Dabiri, Member of the Federal House of Representatives; Adesuwa Onyenokwe Publisher of TW Magazine; Uche Pedro of Bella Naija; actress Omoni Oboli; Toyosi Akerele of Rise Networks, On-air personality Tosyn Bucknor, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Mrs Ibukun Awosika.
 
This book is to inspire other young Africans not just Nigerians to use the stories of these 100 to challenge others to find a way to inspire people. Mrs Ibukun Awosika said during her opening address.
With a foreword written by former World Bank Vice President, Africa Division Dr Oby Ezekwesili, the book is a moving and emotional account of 100 women and some men who have flourished as they worked as House of Tara representatives. The young Nigerians who had their stories captured in the book expressed what this experience meant to them and how they had risen against all odds in a heart-felt documentary premiered during the event.
 
The creative director and CEO of House of Tara International, Tara Fela-Durotoye revealed that the company has established a fund to create assistance for young people who did not have access to the required capital to enable them become a House of Tara representative.
Mrs Fela-Durotoye closed the event saying, If anything should happen to me, I would feel fulfilled by the lives of people in Nigeria and the world that House of Tara has impacted.
 



Pictures: D'banj's DKM concert after party














Idris Elba To Play Mandela In New Movie


Earlier this week, British actor Idris Elba was spotted in New York City for a new sci-fi, robot flick titled “Pacific Rim.”
According to London’s Independent, Idris, who is currently in his prime as the star of the BBC1 series Luther, is set to play the Next James Bond (which he denies) and an upcoming role as Nelson Mandela.


During a recent sit-down, he dished on the Nelson Mandela role being one of his most challenging jobs yet, brushed off the James Bond rumours and revealed whether he considers himself to be a role model.


See Highlights: 

On playing Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: "To call the prospect of playing Nelson Mandela intimidating would be to put it lightly. But it’s a massive honour to play this saint amongst men. I was honestly confused about why they came to me. I thought, ‘You can’t be serious! You chose me out of everyone you could have gone to?’ Then I found out that Nelson Mandela was into The Wire. I thought, ‘It’s amazing – he might have kicked back and watched the Wire box set!’ The role was definitely the biggest challenge of my life. I look and sound nothing like the man – but hopefully I’ve pulled it off.”

    On playing the next James Bond:
    It’s just a rumour. But what a compliment that my name has been attached to that role! Of course, it’s not my job – it’s very much Daniel Craig’s – but I’m flattered by the notion of it. I’m also encouraged that audiences are being more colour-blind these days. If people are associating me with such a job, I think that’s great.


    On if he considers himself a role model:
    I’d like to think so – not necessarily by giving talks, but by my actions. I’d also like to think that people from outside my community could take inspiration from what I’ve done. I’m very satisfied with how things have gone. Ten years ago, I’d never have imagined doing all this.
    Yesterday I was called a ‘cultural icon’. How did I react to that? I laughed loudly and said, ‘What?’

Wizkid to collaborate on new music with KSA + his album track list


He has already collaborated with the king of Afrobeat, Femi Kuti, now he's about to collaborate with the king of Juju music, King Sunny Ade. Wizkid has also unveiled part of the track list of his highly anticipated album which will soon be released.


Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye donate N5million to OJB



Why didn't the Obamas come to Nigeria?


Nigeria is the most populous country and one of the richest in Africa, yet US President Barack Obama is not coming here as he begins his African tour with his wife and daughters. Instead they are going to Senegal (where they are currently), South Africa and Tanzania.
The United States have sited insecurity as one of the reasons President Obama won't be coming to Nigeria.



UK bans bloggers for 'public good'


Two bloggers with a history of inflammatory statements on Islam denied entry into the United Kingdom.

Controversial American bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer were denied entry into the United Kingdom where they were scheduled to speak at an English Defence League (EDL) march in Woolwich. Geller and Spencer respectively author the blogs "Atlas Shrugs" and "Jihad Watch" and are known for their incendiary anti-Islam activism and statements.  


In a letter to the bloggers, the British government stated that allowing their entry would be "not conducive to public good":


On movies today: Must Watch Trailer of “Torn”

Nollywood producer Moses Inwang is back on the scene with another thrilling production – Torn. The movie stars Nollywood actors Ireti Doyle, Joseph Benjamin, Monalisa Chinda and Bimbo Manuel as well as an appearance by comedian Julius Agwu

Torn is a psychological and emotional thriller of two friends Ovu and Nana, who both believe they are married to the same man – Olumide.


Who is lying and who is suffering from multiple personality disorder? There begins the unravelling of the truth by a top psychologist of what really is going on behind the façade of a seemingly happy, young couple and their perfect family friend.

The movie is set to premiere in August 2013.

Eva goes Beserk on NEPA - Makeup "This and That" gone wrong

Eva the rapper runs a beauty company called ‘Make Up By Orsela’. In this funny clip, Eva tries to shoot her very first ‘this and that’ video for her fans but PHCN did what they know how to do best in Nigeria, this got Eva all worked up! Funny video.

D’banj Ports To Etisalat; Signs N250 Million Endorsement Deal


A cheque of N250m was issued to him by Etisalat, a company that really wants to re-establish itself as a leader in the industry, after losing its brand face, Saka, to MTN under controversial circumstances.

The deal was struck recently and D’banj has already shot some commercials for Etisalat being prepared for release. D’banj continues to maintain his leadership role in the industry.
Another indication that D’banj, the Kokomaster, is the king of Nigeria’s new generation musicians has again emerged as the Oliver Twist hit maker just hit a mouth watering deal with leading telecommunications firm, Etisalat as a “super” brand ambassador.
I hear  D’banj was paid 5 times what other Naija artistes get… Wow!!!

I hear a cheque of N250m was issued to him by Etisalat, a company that really wants to re-establish itself as a leader in the industry, after losing its brand face, Saka, to MTN under controversial circumstances.
The deal was struck recently and D’banj has already shot some commercials for Etisalat being prepared for release. D’banj continues to maintain his leadership role in the industry.
Big Congrats to Eja Nla Himself…

- See more at: http://www.gistreel.com/2013/06/27/dbanj-ports-to-etisalat-signs-n250-million-endorsement-deal/#sthash.bMs20KSp.dpuf
Another indication that D’banj, the Kokomaster, is the king of Nigeria’s new generation musicians has again emerged as the Oliver Twist hit maker just hit a mouth watering deal with leading telecommunications firm, Etisalat as a “super” brand ambassador.
I hear  D’banj was paid 5 times what other Naija artistes get… Wow!!!

I hear a cheque of N250m was issued to him by Etisalat, a company that really wants to re-establish itself as a leader in the industry, after losing its brand face, Saka, to MTN under controversial circumstances.
The deal was struck recently and D’banj has already shot some commercials for Etisalat being prepared for release. D’banj continues to maintain his leadership role in the industry.
Big Congrats to Eja Nla Himself…

- See more at: http://www.gistreel.com/2013/06/27/dbanj-ports-to-etisalat-signs-n250-million-endorsement-deal/#sthash.bMs20KSp.dpuf
Another indication that D’banj, the Kokomaster, is the king of Nigeria’s new generation musicians has again emerged as the Oliver Twist hit maker just hit a mouth watering deal with leading telecommunications firm, Etisalat as a “super” brand ambassador.
I hear  D’banj was paid 5 times what other Naija artistes get… Wow!!!

I hear a cheque of N250m was issued to him by Etisalat, a company that really wants to re-establish itself as a leader in the industry, after losing its brand face, Saka, to MTN under controversial circumstances.
The deal was struck recently and D’banj has already shot some commercials for Etisalat being prepared for release. D’banj continues to maintain his leadership role in the industry.
Big Congrats to Eja Nla Himself…

- See more at: http://www.gistreel.com/2013/06/27/dbanj-ports-to-etisalat-signs-n250-million-endorsement-deal/#sthash.bMs20KSp.dpuf

Dutch City Council Erroneously Pronounces Nelson Mandela Dead, However He's Not Dead.


The city council of an Amsterdam neighborhood observed a minute of silence to mark the death of South African icon Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.


Report Huffington Post Online
Mandela, however, is not dead.
Dutch broadcaster NOS reported that members of the council of Southeast Amsterdam concluded based on Facebook messages that Mandela had passed away Tuesday evening.

“Mart van de Wiel of the D66/OZO fraction told us during the pause that his hero had died,” clerk Sjam Jokhan told Dutch newspaper Het Parool. “I tried to verify the report,” he added. “I found dozens of messages on Twitter that seemed to confirm the news, includuing messages like breaking news and it’s official.”

The council decided to hold a minute of silence honoring South Africa’s former president. However, council members quickly learned of their mistake.
Clerk Jokhan adds: “It shows again how careful you have to be with reports on the internet.”

The Dutch council members were not the only ones to jump the gun on Mandela’s death, however. Pop star Rihanna tweeted her condolences on Tuesday, saying “Nelson Mandela… one of the most incredible men to ever walk this earth!!! Sending prayers up to the Heavens for you.”

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was admitted to a South African hospital on June 8 with a lung infection. His condition has been described as “critical,” and members of the Mandela family and tribal leaders gathered in the former president’s hometown on Tuesday to discuss Madiba’s situation.

Hilarious episode of AY's crib.........must watch.


Was just on AY comedian channel on youtube, and i saw this episode and loved it. So funny i tell ya........you got to watch this.

Check the very funny episode of AY's crib titled house girl wanted.

Amazing video of a ten year old professional dancer..........Twerking!! part 2

Check out another video of the ten year old professional dancer. Simply, amazingly beautiful.

Amazing video of a ten year old professional dancer..........Twerking!!!!

The word being used to describe Kaycee Rise is AMAZING!  The 10-year-old professional dancer who has been dancing since the tender age of 4 has done it again with this her ‘twerk’ video. Just recently, Katty Perry tweeted a video of her dancing, which she captioned ‘Werk’. Kaycee has definitely not disappointed her choreographer, Kristyn Abbadini who keeps pushing her to continually improve herself.
The little star is on the set to exploring the world of Hollywood by competing in  future reality dance shows. 

Watch her performance below:


The Kokomaster's Interview With Moet Abebe

“Moet interviews Banger Lee on the Soundcity 1-on-1 show, He was his naturally fun self, ‘no political plans’ and spoke on much more on this episode of the show”.

Dbanj got us laughing with some of his hilarious comments and gave a shout out to Don Jazzy in the interview.


D’banj also revealed that he might be trying sea food business, in addition to his Koko Water and Mobile outfit plus more.
 
Amazing dbanj interview....check it:
 

Supreme Court rules in favor of same sex marriage in California


It's finally happened. If you live in California, you are now free to marry your gay partner as gay marriage has been made legal in the state.
The Supreme Court this morning ruled against California's controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. The court also struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents same-sex spouses from receiving the same benefits that heterosexual couples receive.

Davido Was Not Arrested in Hungary for Spending Fake Currency


    Yesterday, an unconfirmed story was making its rounds across blogs that Davido, his brother – Adewale Adeleke and his manager Kamal Ajiboye were arrested in a club in Budapest for using fake euros to pay for drinks.
Davido‘s camp has sent across an official press release clearly stating Davido didn’t get arrested.


Official Press Release:
    "It has come to our notice that some unscrupulous rumour peddlers have chosen to malign Davido’s hard work ethic and reputation.

Davido has been on his European tour for a few weeks and landed in Budapest, Hungary on Friday June 21 for his Budapest stop. He was met with what is perhaps the worst case of unprofessionalism from a promoter in his career as a touring artiste. The promoter in this case is known as Mr Frank of BLACK DIAMOND ENTERTAINMENT. To the dismay of his management, the agreements on Davido’s ryder were not met despite assurances written and verbal that everything was set".

Please note the following facts:
    Against their agreement, Davido and his management were given a one bedroom suite to house them during their stay in Budapest.

    The promoter had issues with the venue for the show. Up until the night of the performance, the venue had not been paid for and Davido’s management were informed that he might not be able to perform on the stage. This was finally sorted a few minutes to the show.

    When it was finally time to perform, the promoter had not arranged for sound and Davido only managed the situation and decided to perform because of his fans that had paid to attend the concert.

     A fight broke out at the club and the promoters did not arrange any form of security for Davido, it was the intervention of the venue security guards that ensured that he got back to his hotel room in safety.

    Davido and his management did not receive any direct payments from the said promoter. Infact the promoter is yet to pay up in full Davido’s performance fees as agreed.

    Davido and his management team catered to their every need while in Budapest from their personal funds.

Davido’s management wishes to state distinctly and clearly that Davido was not at any point arrested in Budapest, Hungary. He is currently in Paris, France where he is set to perform on the 28th and the 29th of June.

“I Wrote Sho Lee for Sean Tizzle”- Sound Sultan


Matters arising as veteran recording artiste Sound Sultan has aired the fact that hit single ‘Sho Lee’ by Sean Tizzle was penned by him. During his edition of ‘MyTop10‘ on Kennis Music Channel, the ninja was very vocal about this; and this sheds more light on the issue of Sean Tizzle moving from Sound Sultan’s ‘Naija Ninja’s’ to D’tunes’ ‘Difference Entertainment’.

Watch ‘Sound Sultan’ in action and share your comments.


Picture: Ice Prince & model Kendra Etufunwa stop traffic in NYC


The rapper is currently in the US to attend the BET awards taking place this Sunday June 30th at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Ice Prince is up for Best International Act: Africa Category.

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga & Oprah lead Forbes’ Celebrity 100

 
Oprah Winfrey is back on her throne at the top of Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful celebrities, after a two-year stint in the runner-up seat.
 
The billionaire American talk-show host, 59, knocked singer Jennifer Lopez off the spot and into number 12, but still shares the top ten winners’ enclosure arena with a multitude of women.
There are six girls in the plum positions – and the only man to make it into the top five is film director Steven Spielberg, who, coming third, is sandwiched between Lady Gaga in second and Beyonce in fourth.
 
Winfrey was top of the list in 2010, but lost out to Jennifer Lopez last year and Lady Gaga in 2011.
Singer and actress Madonna comes fifth and Taylor Swift makes her top 10 debut at number six in the annual Top 100 compiled by the financial magazine, which is based on income over a 12-month period and fame, as defined by a media presence across all platforms, as well as social media power.
 
Forbes calculated celebrity’s earnings on income from tours, books, contracts, endorsements, movies and residuals and each star was given a marketability score, created by California market research firm E-Poll.
Forbes credits Oprah’s $77 million (£50m) earnings between June 2012 and June 2013 – as well as her prominence on TV, on social media and in the press – for her placing.
 
 
Gaga, despite being forced to cancel numerous dates on her moneymaking ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour due to hip surgery earlier this year, earned $80 million from the global jaunt.
Forbes writer Dorothy Pomerantz said: ‘She still wields an enormous amount of power, which is really what we look for in our fame matrix. Forbes also cites the lady gaga's star’s devoted fan following on social media for her lofty ranking.
Pomerantz said again: ‘She is still a huge force in pop music. Even when she is not playing, people are talking about her and speculating about her.’
 
 
Winfrey, who has topped the list on four previous occasions, is one of three celebrities who have featured on the prestigious list every year since its inception in 1999, along with radio DJ Howard Stern and director Steven Spielberg.. ‘She is taking this cable network and turning it around just through the sheer force of her will, her connections and her ability.’
Buy she wasn’t the highest earning star over the last year. Madonna earned $125 million (£81m) between June 2012 and June 2013.
 
Singer Beyonce came fourth on the list, just below Steven Spielberg but above Madonna.
 
 
Director Steven Spielberg, is the only man to make the top five, while singer Taylor Swift, right, makes a Top 10 debut at number six
Last year’s number one, Jennifer Lopez – who topped the chart thanks to her public profile and earnings of $52 million – drops to 12 on this year’s countdown.
 
Forbes also deciphered how often individual stars appeared in the media and used Starcount – a Singapore-based company that studies celebrity’s presence on 11 different social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to assess popularity and influence.
 


Madonna, shot up to number five, having not made the top 100 last year, while Jennifer Lopez, right, drops from the  top spot on last year’s list to number 12 (but she still made $45m, so she probably isn’t too worried).

Justin Bieber manages to hold onto his place in the top ten, coming in at number nine.

2013 FORBES’ CELEBRITY TOP 20:
1 Oprah Winfrey $77m (income this year)
2 Lady Gaga $80m
3 Steven Spielberg $100m
4 Beyonce $53m
5 Madonna $125m
6 Taylor Swift $55m
7 Jon Bon Jovi $79m
8 Roger Federer $71m
9 Justin Bieber $58m
10 Ellen DeGeneres $56m
11 Hugh Jackman $55m
12 Jennifer Lopez $45m
13 Rihanna $43m
14 Coldplay $64m
15 Tiger Woods $78m
16 LeBron James $60m
17 Simon Cowell $95m
18 Katy Perry $39m
19 David Beckham $47m
20 Robert Downey Jnr $75m
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