A publication called, ‘Powerlist’ which selects 100 of the most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage, has unveiled Tom Ilube, a British citizen, whose father is a Nigerian, as the most powerful black person in the United Kingdom. Continue reading
Controversies have continued to trail the leaked sex video of Miss Anambra 2015, Chidinma Okeke which went viral late last week. Okeke was seen in the video which has been causing negative uproar online and offline performing a sexual act with her alleged lesbianism partner.
Okeke however spoke out immediately after the video began spreading on social media, saying that the video was actually another person and blaming what appeared to be her appearance on trick photography. Continue reading
Timaya just signed a deal with Globacom as their brand ambassador.
According to Vanguard;
“Globacom, has signed Inetimi Alfred Odon, popularly known by his stage name Timaya, as its newest brand ambassador. The company revealed the deal in a statement released from its headquarters in Lagos, saying that Timaya’s strides in the showbiz industry and his ‘role model’ position to the people of the Niger-Delta area necessitated the signing of the contract a week ago.
The bearded singer who is also called the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa now becomes the latest Glo ambassador, joining the likes of Basketmouth, Bovi Ugboma, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Hadizah Blell (Di’ja), Patience Ozokwor, popularly called Mama G, Omawumi, Ego, Yvonne Nelson, Nadia Buhari and MI. Others are Flavour, Ime Bishop, Sani Danja, Funke Akindele, Odunlade Adekola, Bimbo Oloyede, Jaykolo (Dominic Elujaifor)and Sessime of Benin Republic. Timaya whose genre of music includes raga, hip-hop, dancehall and afro beat, has released smash hits such as True Story, Gift and Grace, De Rebirth, LLNP and Upgrade. His journey into music started back in the year 2005 when he released “Dem Mama”, a track in his first album, True Story released in 2006.”
Nigerian singer, Wizkid who bagged three awards at MAMA 2016 has just announced that he is no longer a GLO ambassador via twitter and showed his appreciation to the company. Continue reading
Goodbye, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., By ‘Tope Oriola
Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. and I met at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua centre in Abuja in 2010 when I was conducting research for my book Criminal Resistance? The Politics of Kidnapping Oil Workers. I was eager to interview the scion of the Saro-Wiwa family. I was particularly interested in the symbolism of the extrajudicial assassination of the Ogoni Nine (including Ken’s father) and the turn to explicitly violent repertoires of protest in the Niger Delta. Ken sent me a text a few days after my interview with Alhaji Asari Dokubo. Ken was planning to travel to London and wanted to know if I was still in Abuja, so we could have the interview before his departure. It was quite thoughtful of him. I was no longer in Abuja but flew the following morning to meet him at the Nicon Hilton Hotel. Continue reading
The Four Compasses of the African Continent United For Kunle Afolayan’s London Premiere of The CEO.
After a glorious outing at the Toronto International Film Festival, London was the next logical step for Kunle Afolayan’s blockbuster, The CEO.
Featuring a stellar cast of heavy lifters, the movie starred Wale Ojo, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo and featured the triple Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo in her debut role as a ruthless employment consultant. Continue reading
Twitter has announced the closure of video sharing social network Vine just hours after it said it would be laying off 9 per cent of its staff worldwide in a move to reverse declining fortunes.
The rationale behind the closure remains unknown, however, what is known is that ‘Vine’ — which lets people share six-second-long looping video clips — will cease to exist in the following months. Continue reading