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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kim Kardashian & Kenye West Vogue cover controversy - Watch Naomi Campbell Reaction To Kimye's Vogue cover

Kim Kardashian and Kenye West April 2014 Vogue cover was revealed last Friday, celebrities have opined over whether or not the reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper beau Kenye West deserve to grace the front of fashion's bible.
 Sarah Michelle Gellar Slammed the cover last Friday and tweeted, "Well……I guess I'm canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???

Supermodel Naomi Campbell had no response to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Vogue cover while appearing on Australia's The Morning Show in a segment dubbed, "The Original Supermodel," on Tuesday, March 25. But her expression said everything.

"I do not want to comment," the Face judge said diplomatically to hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies, after they had asked about the Kimye cover. The five-time US Vogue cover girl briefly hesitated and then bursted out into a fit of giggles.

Monday, March 10, 2014

R & B Singer AY Flavour Weds His Long Time Sweet Heart Funke Mary

R & B singer AY Flavour who got engaged to his long time sweet heart Funke Mary last year 31st of  May,  tied the knot on the 8th of March. Beautiful couple who met on facebook in 2009 find love and kept it real till the end.

Complete Winner list of the 2014 AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards)

The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2014 held at the Eko Hotel and Suite on the 9th of March, were star studded with celebrity glamorously dressed and full of smiles all through the events. This ground breaking event was hosted by Vimbia, Osas Ighodaro and Ik Osakioduwa.  

Complete Winner list of the 2014 AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards): 

Best Movie 2013: Shirley Frimpong- Manso, Yvonne Okoro & Ken Attoh - The Contract

 Best Movie Drama: Frank Rajah Arase- The Groom's Bride 

Best Movie Comedy: Elvis Chucks- A Wish Best 

Actor in a Drama: Tope Tedela- A Mile From 

Home Best Actress in a Drama: Nse Ikpe-Etim- 

Journey to Self Best Actor in a Comedy: Osita 
Iheme- The Hero

 Best Actress in a Comedy: Funke Akindele -Return of Sheri Koko 

Best Supporting Actor: Desmond Elliot - Finding Mercy 

Best Supporting Actress: Bikiya Graham-Douglas - Flower Girl Best 

Movie Director: Shirley Frimpong - The Contract 

Best Television Series Comedy/Drama: Catherine Phiri- Love Games (Episode 6) 

Best Short Film: Waltbanger Taylaur - The Wages 

Best Documentary: Dr. Gilbert Chigbo(Narrator) - The Deadwood

 Best Indigenous Language Movie/Series (Swahili): Njoki Muhoho - Mama Duka 

Best Indigenous Language Movie/Series (Yoruba): Mercy Aigbe - Komfo 

Best Indigenous Language Movie/Series (Hausa) : Abba Muko Yakassai - Habib 

Best Online Video : Amarachukwu Onoh - Mother Tongue 

Best Writer (Drama): Shirley Frimpong - Manso & Hertey Owusu - The Contract 

Best Writer (Comedy): Jigi Bello - Flower Girl Best Cinematographer: Christian Almesberger - Nairobi Half Life

 Best Art Director: Babara Minishi - Nairobi Half Life 

Best Sound Editor: Obi Emelonye & Luke Corradine - Last Flight to Abuja 

Best Video Editor: Shirley Frimpong-Manso - The Contract 

Best Lighting Designer: Mohammed Zain - Nairobi Half Life 

Industry Merit Award - Pete Edochie 

Trailblazer Award- Michelle Bello

New Era Award - Rita Dominic 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Aspiring Victoria Secret Model Suffers Domestic Violence From Her Boyfriend Of 8 Months

Her name is Gabriella, she's an aspiring Victoria Secret model. Gabriella, via her instagram account @bambiiiii_ shared her recent sad experience of domestic violence from her boyfriend of eight months. She was badly beaten, thrown from a moving vehicle and dragged. She shared this photo of her injuries on her instagram page and wrote:

    "This might be a little graphic but I just want to let everyone know that I am okay. I am a survivor of domestic violence with a boy I dated for 8 months. I really thought everything was fine but he constantly questioned me about cheating and flirting. Nonsense. I never looked at someone the way he looked at me. Thought I loved this boy. How can someone that 'loves' me do this to me? The scars on my chest are way worse and extend down to my right nipple, completely scarred. The skin on my shoulder has been completely skinned. And I have bruising on my rib cage, neck, and my muscles. I was kicked out of a moving vehicle, then beaten and dragged, as I blacked out and was left lying there in my own puddle of blood. Doctors said I could have died if not made it when I did. I am so blessed and beyond lucky to be alive and have so much support from friends, family, and strangers. As I try to recover I ask to please keep me in your prayers. I have to wear a neck brace for 3-4 weeks, an arm cast and I can barely walk for now. Thank you for all the love. I hope to be an inspiration to women and anyone involved in domestic violence.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Commercial Cyclist Theophilus Pius To Die By Hanging Over Missing NYSC Member Anthonia Okeke

ADO EKITI — For playing a lead role in the case of a  missing National Youth Service Corps member, Miss Anthonia Okeke, who was serving  at Ilawe Ekiti, a 26‑year-old commercial motorcyclist, Theophilus Pius, is to die by hanging.

This was the verdict of an  Ikere Ekiti  High Court presided over by Justice Adegoriola Adeleye.

In the case that lasted six years, the judge equally sentenced Pius to 10 years imprisonment for kidnapping Anthonia, which ultimately led to her death in the hands of ritualists.

Anthonia, a Chemical Engineering graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, who lost her father, Pa Raphael Okeke, to stroke last month, owing to the circumstances of her disappearance, was kidnapped  in Ilawe Ekiti in Ekiti South-West Local Government Area of Ekiti State on December 19, 2008 by Pius and his gang during his service year.

The late corps member  is from Umuno Ndiuno  in Ezeagu Local Government of Enugu State.

Delivering his judgment, yesterday, Justice Adeleye said he found the evidence adduced by the Director of Public Prosecution from the state Ministry of Justice, Mr Adeleye Familoni, against Pius as having probative value and reliable enough to convince him that the accused person was guilty of the case.

He said: “I want to submit that the prosecution counsel has been able to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt. He has been able to establish that the defendant is culpable and no criminal shall go unpunished in the face of law.”

Justice Adeleye, therefore, ruled that Pius should die by hanging, having found him guilty of murder, even as Pius is to serve 10 years jail term for his complicity in the kidnap of the late corps member.

Commenting on the judgment, Anthonia’s elder brother, Mr Obinna Okeke, said the judgment had proved that those with criminal intentions cannot have their way as long as the government is determined to apply the relevant laws against them in a diligent manner.

He thanked the state Ministry of Justice, the police, human rights groups and the NYSC for their doggedness in the pursuit of the case.

Also, the state DPP, Mr Familoni, in his comment hailed the judgment,saying  it was a victory against evil doers and those who are desirous of making money through fraudulent means

He added that the ministry will continue to help the society in tightening noose against those with criminal tendencies in the state.

2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) Nominees

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) is less than a month. Nominees of the prestigious and well-celebrated awards have since been announced to the delight of fans, who still have the opportunity to vote for their favourites.

The first edition, held last year, had the likes of O.C Ukeje, Mercy Johnson, Tunde Kelani and other notable movie stars as winners of different award categories. Continue...

Fans have become elated about the AMVCA as its conversation spreads like wildfire with many eagerly casting their votes for their favourite acts.

Below are some of the voting categories and everyone is encouraged to follow the trend #AmstelMaltaAMVCA2014 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Stephanie Wilson – Living Funeral (3A)
Veronica Waceke – Higher Learning (3B)
Nse Ikpe-Etim – Journey To Self (3C)
Nkiru Sylvanus – Kiss And The Brides (3D)
Ivie Okujaye – The Volunteers (3E)


Juma Rajab Rashid - Siri Ya Mtungi (2A)
Majid Michel - Somewhere in Africa (2B)
Hlomla Dandala – Contract (2C)
Majid Michel – House of Gold (2D)
Tope Tedela – A Mile from Home (2E)


Obi Emelonye – Last Flight to Abuja (6A)
Edwin Maina Kariuki – Nairobi Half Life (6B)
Udoka Oyeka & Orode Ryan – Living Funeral (6C)
Frank Rajah Arase – The Price (6D)
Frank Rajah Arase – Groom's Bride (6E)
Chris Eneaji &  Jumafor Ajogwu – Murder at Prime Suites (6F)


Hlomla Dandala – Contract (7A)
John Okafor – Return of Sheri Koko (7B)
Osita Iheme – The Hero (7C)
Osita Iheme – The Fighter (7D)
Chinedu Ikedieze – The Hero (7E)


Funke Akindele – The Fighter (8A)
Funke Akindele – The Hero (8B)
Funke Akindele – The Return Of Sheri Koko (8C)
Mary Ogbonna – Clinic Matters (8D)
Jackie Appiah – Cheaters (8E)
Yvonne Okoro – Contract (8F)


Uche Jumbo – Lies Men Tell (9A)
Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Yvonne Okoro & Ken Attoh – Contract (9B)
Elvis Chucks – A Wish (9C)
Martins Onyebuchi Onyemaobi – The Fighter (9D)
Martins Onyebuchi Onyemaobi – The Hero (9E)

For more information on voting categories and how to vote, kindly follow the link: