Saturday, November 30

Check Out The Winners From The ChannelO Music Video Awards!

One of the biggest Music Awards in Africa, the ChannelO Awards just ended minutes ago and our nNigerian artistes sure represented us in the most fab way.

Our superstar twins PSquare, in addition to winning the 'Most Gifted African West' Award got the special recognition award and delivered a powerful, mind-blowing performance.
Wizkid got to look for Caro during his performance, and also won the 'Video of the year' award

Photos: Toolz With Denrele & Fally Ipupa At The ChannelO Awards Tonight

The ChannelO Awards went down tonight in Soweto, South Africa and it sure was an exciting show.
OAP Toolz was live at the venue.
See her picture with Fally Ipupa after the cut

Check Out Peter Okoye & Wife Lola On The Cover Of Genevieve Magazine

Soo lovely.
Pictures continue after the cut

Naija's Amber Rose, Honey J Willis Is Dating Tonto Dikeh's Ex-bf Capo

Honey J shared this pic n tweet on Twitter 4 days ago but deleted it later.

You recall that earlier on in March this year, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh had taken to Twitter to pour her heart out about a painful heartbreak she just suffered.
Then word went out that international model/musician Capo was the man responsible for Tonto's

Edo State PDP Offers Widow Gov Oshiomole Abused N250, 000

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State, has condemned the inhuman treatment meted out on a widow by the State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The PDP in rescue of the widow has asked the widow to come to their office and get the sum of N250,000 to help cushion the effects her siezed goods will have on her.

This was contained in a press release signed by the state chairman, Dan Orbih.


Edo PDP watched with consternation Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s brutal, inhuman and merciless treatment of a widow street-trader whose wares he ordered seized and who he unfeelingly told to ‘…go and die’ even as she knelt down in fervent protestations and appeals to his pity on a helpless widow.The governor’s actions are appalling, insensate, disgraceful, indecent, cruel and below board.

It is clear that he does not care much about the well being of the people as he pretentiously avowed.

Our hearts go to that hapless widow in this her time of travails and through her, to other widows who have been oppressed by the unfriendly policies of the administration in Edo State.

The PDP, Edo State will not let any Edo person ‘to go and die’ if it can help it, especially not hardworking people like that widow who are engaged in lawful enterprises that are, in themselves, not easy to carry on.

To this end, our party has instituted an endowment fund for all widows and oppressed people in the state and by this release, we invite the widow captured in the video of the encounter with Governor Oshiomhole to come to the PDP Secretariat on No. 70, Sapele Road, at 11am on Tuesday December 3, 2013 to receive a first-installment sum of N250,000.00 to cushion the pain, trauma and loss occasioned by her mistreatment and the seizure of the items she sells.

Governance is about the people and as a responsible National Institution, Edo PDP cannot be unconcerned about the wrong treatment of indigenes of the state to whom the present administration promised heaven just to win their votes.

We will continue to stand in the gap to ensure that Edo people are deservedly fairly treatment.

If Governor Oshiomhole believes that Edo People sinned by voting him into office, let him remember that he will account for his actions, if not to the people because he apparently does not think much of them, but to God Almighty in the short or long run.

We thank all those who have been humanely concerned about the plight of the widow and have stood out vehemently against the crying shame that was the insensitive action of a governor who seems bent on repaying electoral favor with ingratitude.

Reader's Mail: Please Help. My Husband Just Got Duped!

woman duped

Hello Laila, I desperately need fellow readers' advice.

My story goes like this. I got married 2 my husband last year n since then, things have been very difficult 4 us to the extent to eat is a problem.

But I later got a job where they pay me a meager sum, but things became somehow ok.

To cut the long story short, I lost my job and my husband's sister-inlaw (no from my

Saheed Balogun Drags ExWife Fathia To Court Over Her Refusal To Drop His Name

Nollywood actor Saheed Balogun has reportedly dragged his ex-wife Fathia Balogun to court over her refusal to stop bearing his last name, years after their marriage ended.

According to Punch, Saheed Balogun had once said in an interview that he would stop her Fathia Balogun, from using his name when he was ready, saying:
She is my ex. As for my name that she is still answering, the deed will be

Protesters Disrupt Stella Oduah’s Award Ceremony In London

An award event in London was on Thursday night disrupted by some protesting Nigerian women who kicked against the inclusion of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah as one of the recipients of the awards.

The event, which held at the Radison Hotel, Central London, was organized by the Global Peace Movement to present “Peace, Development and Security” award to Governor Yero; while the Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, was to get an award for “Aviation transformation and best performing minister in Nigeria”.

The chaos started when the citation of Ms. Oduah, who was represented, was being read as prelude to

4 Arriving Passengers From US Collapse At Muritala Mohammed Airport Lagos Due To Heat!

There was pandemonium at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, yesterday evening when four passengers who arrived the city from Atlanta in the United States of America, collapsed due to excessive heat at the arrival hall of the airport terminal.

According to Leadership Newspaper, the passengers, who had arrived aboard Delta Airline, were waiting for baggage reclaim when the 4 who had just arrived from the US where the temperature is much cooler, got overwhelmed by the heat in the arrival area and collapsed.

A source close to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) told LEADERSHIP Weekend that

Can You Spot The Differences In These Pictures?

Just a lil fun game for the morning.
How many differences can you spot in these pictures and where are they?

At Synagogue, God Has Been Using Our Critics As Our Advertisement - Prophet TB Joshua

Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, in a new interview with Punch, spoke about his church and how he handles his 'haters'.
  • Why is it that your ministry seems to be more popular outside Nigeria than in Nigeria?
As it is written in the Bible, a prophet has no honour in his country. If my people had understood the work from the beginning, it could have affected the glory of God in my life today.  
I may not be accepted by some people in Nigeria but my acceptance in the world has

Friday, November 29

Woolwich British Soldier's Murder: Adebolajo & Adebowale's Trial Begins

Six months after Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, gruesomely murdered 25-year-old Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London, their trial has begun in Old Baileys Court
The two defendants, both Britons of Nigerian descent, denied murdering Rigby, attempting to murder

Brandy To Be In Nigeria This Sunday

US R&B singer Brandy Norwood will be making her second appearance in Nigeria by Sunday as she is billed to perform in Abuja at the ‘Face of Sofa 2013’ event holding at Thisday Dome.

The event will be hosted by Uti & comedienne Helen.
Brandy’s last outing in Nigeria was at the 2011 Project Fame West Africa launch in Lagos.

Photos: Jude Okoye Joins His Brothers Peter & Paul In SA For The ChannelO Awards

All is set for the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards going down in Soweto, South Africa tomorrow. And Africa’s finest musicians are already turning up.
Here are pictures of Jude with his brothers Peter and Paul and the award show's host Naeto C in SA.
More pics after the cut

Listen To Toolz's Interview With Superstar Rapper Wale

Rapper Wale arrived Nigeria few days ago and BeatFm OAP Toolz got to give him his first ever radio interview in Nigeria.

Click here to listen to Wale talk about why he's never been to Nigeria, his fav Nigerian artistes and more.

Peter Okoye & Lola Omotayo's Authentic Love Story - Why She Wedded Him Despite Their Age Difference

This post is quite long, but it is very interesting, and would be much more interesting for readers who are not conversant with Peter and Lola's true love story.
It's culled from Encomium Weekly.
Peter Obumneme Okoye of P-Square and Lola Omotayo's love story is compelling and amazing.The couple have been in a relationship for over eight years before they finally

Peter Okoye Finally Reacts To Story That His Family Is Against His Marriage To Lola

Peter Okoye in a new interview with Encomium has denied the stories that his family members were not in support of his marriage to wife Lola.
Or that that was the reason his elder brother Jude didn't attend his wedding.
In the chat, Peter said:
  • Is there any iota of truth in the tale that your family didn’t support the wedding?
That is very far from being the truth. I saw some of those reports and was full of laughter. Everybody is just laughing because the reports are like comedy to us. Honestly,

Church of England To Allow Church Blessings For Gay Couples

Under consideration: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the Church will now consider the recommendations
 The Archbishops of Canterbury and York yesterday published the Report of the House of Bishops Working Group on Human Sexuality.
And according to it, gay couples should be allowed to have their relationships blessed in church.

DailyMail reports that the report, written by former civil servant Sir Joseph Pilling and a team of

Governor Adams Oshiomhole Apologizes Over His 'Go And Die' Comment To Widow

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole has apologized for the comments he made to a widow in Benin during an inspection tour on Mission Road, in the state capital, a fortnight ago.

According to NAN, the Governor said he made the comments in anger and he now regrets it.

The governor’s apology was made when the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s

Photos: Flavour Features BBA Winner Dillish in His 'Ikwokrikwo' Music Video

Nigerian sensational singer Flavour has featured BBA The Chase winner Dillish Matthews in his upcoming music video ‘Ikwokrikwo’.
The video was directed by Clarence Peters and as Dillish said, will be out second week of December.
See more pics after the cut

Iceprince Explains Why He Initially Denied His Baby Jamal

When in March 2012, news went round that Iceprince had fathered a child with 20 years old Bimbo,  reported to be Jesse Jagz ex-girlfriend, the Jos-born-singer Ice Prince denied being responsible.
Only to flaunt his baby, Toluwalase Jamal, months later.

In a new interview with Showbizplus, Iceprince explained why he initially denied his baby.
  • How has fatherhood changed you?
 It has taught me to save my money. It is a huge difference and a huge change in lifestyle. You become more matured.
  •  You initially denied having a baby?

After 20years of Marriage, Ghanaian Football Star, Odartey Lamptey Discovers His 3 Kids By Wife Are Not His!

This is according to multiple sources from Ghana and definitely the worst thing that can happen to any man.

Celebrated Ghanaian soccer superstar Nii Odartey Lamptey, is reportedly battling with serious marriage problems right now, after realizing his three kids with wife, Gloria are not his biological children.

According to, Odartey spent his entire married life without knowing all three kids he had

Who Wore It Better? Yvonne Ekwere VS Beyonce

Nicki Minaj's Boyfriend, SB, Tattoos Her Face On His Arm

Safaree Samuels aka Scaff Beezy is letting the world know that his love for Nicki Minaj is real, even though Nicki is yet to officially announce him as her boyfriend.
Scaff Beezy and Nicki Minaj have been rumored love birds for a very long time, they've known each other before Nicki became famous.
But Nicki swears he is just her hypeman, more like a brother to her.

This week, Safaree showed off his new tattoo which took 6 long hours to make, and features a pink-haired Nicki with her tongue and 'most sought after' cleavage hanging out.
On why he got the tatt, SB explained:

A lot of people out there tattoo somebody that they don’t know. Why not tattoo somebody that I know, you know?

Most Hollywood reporters believe this is the confirmation that these two are much more than they’ve been letting on. I think that's a real hot tattoo!!

Thursday, November 28

Dr. Sid's Fiancée, Simi Osomo Got Called To Bar Today...(Photo)

Fresh lawyers who made it through Law School this year celebrated their Call to Bar ceremony today at the International Conference Center, Abuja.

Dr. Sid's fiancée, Simi Osomo, was one of them, and he took to Twitter to congratulate her.

Hearty congrats Simi and to my kid sister too, Elsie.
She was also called to Bar today.

To get lawyer for house no be beans o.
Will post some of my sister's call to bar pics tomorrow, by then she must have 'contained' her joy. *lol*

Ik Osakioduwa And Wife Celebrate Daughter's 2nd Birthday

Big Brother Africa host and OAP, Ik Osakioduwa's daughter, Micah Osakioduwa, turned two today.
It wasn't a big party but it was super cool all the same.
Happy birthday Micah.

See more pics of the happy family after the cut

Etisalat Signs Singer Seyi Shay As Their Ambassador (Photos)


Yayyy!! I'm really excited for Seyi.
She just scored a big, huge deal as an Etisalat ambassador. Big congrats to her.
Artistes Olamide and Iceprince were made ambassadors by the telecoms company earlier on this month.

See another after the cut

Video: Watch Gov Adams Oshiomole Tell A Widow: 'Go And Die!'

This is quite disheartening.
The woman may have broken the law, by selling her wares in a prohibited area but the statement from Gov Oshiomole, that's not good at all.

'You are a widow! Go and DIE!!', despite her tears, cries, begging for mercy, begging for help. Wow!!
This is really heartbreaking!!

Incase you are wondering what happened, Gov. Oshiomole's task officers confiscated the weeping

Peter Okoye Slams Emmy Collins - "That Nigga Must Be Frustrated"

*lmao* Emmy Collins, where art thou?!
So, here's what happened.
3 days ago, Emmy Collins in his usual critiquing style had written a post about Peter and his pals' wedding outfit.
And according to Emmy, he just couldn't understand why Peter and his friends decided to deck themselves in hideous polyester kaftans.
Emmy had written: 
If you guys don`t offer accolades to me for restraining myself from critiquing Lola and

Photos: ...Inside Chika Ike's Office At Her Newly Acquired Lekki House

The Nollywood actress recently moved into her new house in Lekki, Lagos and took to Instagram, to show off how her office looks.
Chika is ballingg!
See more pics after the cut

Photo: Annie Idibia With Her Daughter Isabel & StepSons, Nino & Zion

Annie misses her lil kings.... awwww!

Mercy Aigbe & Stephanie Linus' Outfits To 'Nollywood @ 20' Awards Night

Nollywood @20 Grand Awards held at Intercontinental Hotel Lagos last night, and here's Mercy and Steph's looks for the big night.
You like?

Guess Me From Behind!!

Our Nigerian singer here was high when this picture was taken.
Who do you think this is? No clues. *winks*

Sharia Police Smash 240,000 Bottles Of Beer In Kano! (Photos)

In their latest move to put a stop to behaviour deemed 'immoral', the Police enforcing Islamic law in Kano state on Wednesday, destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer they had confiscated from trucks coming into the city.

According to AFP, the Sharia law enforcers called Hisbah, launched sweeping crackdowns in Kano since September, following a state government directive to cleanse the commercial state of “immoral” practices.

So, on Wednesday, a large bulldozer smashed the confiscated bottles to shouts of  “Allahu Ahkbar” (God is great) from supporters outside the Hisbah headquarters in Kano.
Kegs containing more than 8,000 litres of a local alcoholic brew called burukutu and 320,000 cigarettes were also destroyed.

Kano’s Hisbah chief, Aminu Daurawa, at the bottle-breaking ceremony,  said he had the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances. We hope this measure will help restore the tarnished image of Kano,” said Daurawa.

The 9,000-strong moral police force works alongside the civilian police but also has other duties, including community development work and dispute resolution.
Alcohol is typically easy to find in Kano, including at hotels and bars in neighbourhoods like Sabon Gari, inhabited by the city’s sizeable Christian minority. But the Hisbah boss vowed that this was set to change.

“We hereby send warning to unrepentant offenders that Hisbah personnel will soon embark on an operation into every nook and cranny of the state to put an end to the sale and consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants,” Daurawa said.

Reader's Mail: I Took An Assessment Test For My Best Friend, Instead He Reported Me To The Lecturer

Hello Laila, I'd be as brief as possible cos I desperately need to come out of this "little-shake" the best convenient way as possible.

I'm currently in my 3rd year in a private university studying law. I'm 20 years old and my best-G is 19..
We're both well above average academically (thank GOD) and he's the very religious type..

So it happened on this day, that a lecturer (whose course is a 4 unit one), showed up for his scheduled

Osita Iheme Shares New Pictures

Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme shared these pictures of himself with Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama McBrown on Instagram.
More pics after the cut

Reader's Mail: Is This Appropriate?

Hello Laila,

I've got a complain that I think LBers and the whole of Nigeria should know. Hopefully this will get to the appropriate authorities and this disgraceful act would end immediately...

It's about the Nigerian police (specifically Rivers State Police)!

A family friend got a phone call from alleged kidnappers and they threatened the living daylights

Wednesday, November 27

Video: Watch Kate Henshaw, Dan Foster Embarrass 'Heaven' During NGT Audition In PortHarcourt

This was just too unfair! *lol*

This guy, says his name is Heaven, had showed up for the Nigeria's Got Talent audition in Portharcourt, only to have Kate Henshaw and Dan Foster walk out on him when he opened his mouth to sing.
Poor guy!

What do you think of Heaven's audition?

Mercy Johnson Shares Pictures Of Herself & Her Baby On Set In The US


Nollywood star Mercy Johnson and her baby are currently in Atlanta, Georgia, on the set of new movie "Baby Oku In America 2' which stars fellow top actress Patience Ozokwor.
See more pics after the cut

Exclusive Photos: OJB's Kidney Donor Turns Out To Be His First Wife Mabel! Photos Of Them In The Hospital!

 I just received this, guys. See more pictures after the cut.
Ojb's kidney donor has just been revealed and it turns out to be his first wife Mabel Okungbowa, fondly called Mamma J. Ojb is married to three women.
Mabel was even the one that called India to discuss Ojb's medical challenge after he was diagnosed with kidney issues. And when all was set, they travelled together to India.

Ojb and Mamma J got admitted in the hospital - Columbia Asia Hospital, India, on the 19th of

In Defence Of Lola Omotayo Okoye - Deschil

This post was written by Deschil:
Each time I read the nasty comments about Lola Omotayo Okoye my heart gets heavy. I do not know her in person- just like most of you. She has been called "old", "shameless" even a "gold digger"! Some "kind" people even empathize with her and "understand" that Peter married her because of her kids.  
Let's get a few things straight; 
  • Nobody has the right to choose another person's spouse
  • I was in school with Psquare, Peter had a girlfriend-Ada-whom he was crazy about. Ada is a splitting image of Lola...does that imply anything?
  • Age is not the determinant of a good marriage; either party could be older

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