Sunday, March 3

Photos: President Jonathan Hosts Nollywood Stars To Dinner At State House

Yesterday, Saturday, March 2 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan hosted several Nollywood practitioners to a dinner at the State House, Marina, Lagos to celebrate Nollywood at 20.
More pics after the cut.

The president who expressed appreciation to Nollywood for standing by his family when he lost his brother Meni Jonathan, noted that the event was supposed to hold then but was postponed.

Hot Or Not?: Genevieve's New Look

Someone said she looked like a wiggy matron the last time at the Africa Magic Movie Awards brunch. She's changed the look. You like?

Quote Of The Day: From Founder Of Nigerian Gay Church Rev Jide Macaulay

Rev Jide

Rev Rowland Jide Macaulay is a confirmed and ordained Pastor who founded the House Of Rainbow Church. 
Macaulay first set up House of Rainbow in 2006, when he openly held Sunday services in a Lagos hotel hall decked out with rainbow flags.
A public backlash culminated in members being beaten as they left church and Macaulay had to flee to the UK after death threats.
While digging deep about him, here's what I found on his website. Jide said:

For me I have always been gay and I never became gay. 
I became aware of my same sex attraction whilst living in Nigeria at the age of seven. Boys flirt with each other unknowing all the time and it was at this stage that I was more aware of my emotional, physical, mental and sexual attraction to boys. I was 14 when I had my first sex with a guy, it was filled with curiousity, passion, embarassment and guilt as will with any heterosexual having sex for the first time.

Pictures From Iyanya’s Album Launch in Lagos

It all went down yesterday at Eko Hotel and suites.
RMD was host at the show.
More hot pics after the cut

Denrele Edun & Family Get Attacked By Armed Robbers

Early morning today, at about 3am, Denrele Edun and his family were attacked by armed robbers at their family home in Ebute Metta, Yaba, Lagos.
 Denrele, his dad, sister, grandmother and cousins were all home when the 5 armed men broke in. The robbers made away with plenty property - jewellery, cash, phones, laptops, watches, gadgets and a brand new plasma screen. Thank God no one was hurt.

House Of Rainbow, Nigeria-Gay-Only Church Is Back In Operation

Less than five years after Nigeria-only gay church, House of Rainbow, was attacked by some Lagos residents and consequently closed down in Nigeria, the church has returned to the country with three secret groups in the African most populous nation.

With this development, Nigeria appears to lead other countries where the church currently operates.

Founded by Nigerian-born gay, Rev. Rowland Jide Macaulay, House of Rainbow, which came to Nigeria in 2006, is “an inclusive and affirming religious community open and welcome to all people including sexual minorities and marginalised people, a monthly gathering of ‘people of faith’ for ‘prayer and praise’, which focuses on the person’s journey towards reconciliation of sexuality and spirituality.”

Macaulay, a trained lawyer and son of a reverend who owns a massive church in Lagos, is leading the comeback even though he remains in self-imposed exile in London, where sources said he currently enjoys lots of financial sponsorship for the movement.

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