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Jim Iyke plans to sue those spreading vicious rumours about him.

Over the past couple of weeks there have been rumours making the rounds online about Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, One of such stories is that he contracted HIV from his married Sierra Leonan lover, and that she had a child by him. Jim is hitting back at the rumours with guns blazing. His management  and PR company have contacted the police, and will be taking legal action on his behalf.

His PR Company – Face Front Concepts, have released a statement addressing the rumours:


1960 Gist: Basketmouth to put a ring on it…

Basketmouth & Elsie

Word on the street is that superstar comedienne Basketmouth is set to make an honest woman of his baby mama, Elsie, in November.

Apparently Elsie has a son, Jason for him. How i didn’t hear that he even had a son is beyond me, I am the queen amebo, how did this pass me by? Here’s wishing the happy couple all the best.

Julius Agwu on married life…

Comedienne Julius Agwu recently sat down with for an indepth interview covering a broad range of topics including his upcoming album, fashion and marriage. I found his insight on married life interesting, he says;

it’s been fun and wahala. You have to explain whatever you are doing at any point in time, unlike before. The fun of getting married to a comedian means my wife does not quarrel with me all the time because if she does, it will form part of my jokes.

More often than not when you get with a creative person, your relationship will always serve as material for them, so no surprises there. But what got me thinking was when he said you have  to explain whatever you are doing at any point in time, um…ok? I can only speak for myself but when in a committed relationship like marriage, I would want my husband to check in with me when we are not together, don’t get me wrong I am not expecting a minute by minute update, but it’s a sign of his respect of our relationship when he calls or texts to say “I’m at XYZ, I’ll be home at this time…

Still this doesn’t mean that a man who “checks in” isn’t with his jump -off when he’s “checking in” with you!

Read the rest of the interview here

Spotted: Tuface & MI

Tuface Idibia has been spotted out and about in London Town. The chart topping singer is in town for a number of work commitments related to the promotion of his new album “The Unstoppable”, which has been a critical and commercial success.

He performed a sold out show at the Troxy London on the 30th July with R & B crooner Mario, shot a video for Excuse Me Sister the second single from the album and managed to find the time to host a number of parties at some of the city’s hottest Nigerian clubs. Mr. Incredible (MI) was also in London this past saturday as special guest at Coko bar, the rapper apparently came in to town to party…

All work and no play eh?

More pictures below.

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Images: Samuel SoGood, CokoBar, TCD Photography.

Kelis rocking Jewel by Lisa

Kelis was spotted yesterday at the Big Chill Festival in, Herefordshire, England. The “BOSSY” chick and mother of one, has been spotted in a number of pieces from Jewel By Lisa‘s Spring 2010 collection while on the promo trail of her new album Flesh Tone.

And the same was the case yesterday, where she was rocking a Cleopatra-inspired look, with jewels in her hair wearing a gold beaded ankara mini dress from the Nigerian designer’s most recent collection.


P-Square make female fans go berserk…

Twin megastars P-Square have just concluded a successful tour of the states & Canada, which saw them perform in Houston, LA, Minnesota, Oakland, Maryland, Toronto and New York. According to reports, tickets were sold out at each venue, and the Maryland show was almost cancelled due to it being filled to capacity!

As with any tour there will always be wild stories….

And the story goes that Peter the super dooper hot one – was swooped by girls in the crowd during a performance, they stripped him bare and tried to have sex with him right there and then! He was rescued by security but not before the girls made away with most of his clothing.

If the part about them wanting to have sex with him right there is true (which i SERIOUSLY doubt), did they think they could get away with it? I mean he IS hot!, and heaven knows in his presence i would get all flustered and shit…but how about doing what any self respecting groupie would…stalk the tour bus, and hope you get noticed!

On a brighter note, Peter goes on to describe the tour as being very successful; especially the group being approached by Drake to collaborate on a song. He goes on to say:

Aside the fact that all the shows were sold out, the passion shown by the fans, particularly the white girls, was incredible. I never knew the Americans love us that much. Surprisingly, they knew the lyrics of our songs and were singing along with us.

Dunno what is meant by “particularly the white girls”? But hey…go figure. They are expected to tour some more US cities next year.

Naomi Campbell brings glamour to the Hague

Naomi Campbell is in court…again! No she hasn’t assaulted anyone with a mobile device! Thank the Lord! She is giving her testimony at the War Crimes trial of Former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. Her Hague appearance is the number 1 trending topic today on twitter.

She is testifying as a result of an incident in Cape Town 1997, where Naomi was a guest of then president Mandela, alongside Quincy Jones, actress Mia Farrow, Charles Taylor and 7 others. Based on reports Farrow said Charles Taylor so struck by Naomi’s beauty, arranged for her to be given a rough diamond, Naomi told her that during the night Taylor’s men “knocked on her door and that they had given her a huge diamond and it was like, Oh my gosh!” Farrow also went on to say Campbell had told her that she was going to donate the diamond to Mandela’s children’s charities. She added she thought no more about it until the Taylor prosecution unfolded.

Based on this Campbell was summoned to give evidence during Taylor’s war trial on August 5 2010. During the trial the model revealed how two black men who came to her hotel room gave her a pouch containing “dirty stones”. The men, who she had never met, told her “there is a gift for you”. They gave her a “pouch” which she opened the next morning and containing “a few small very dirty looking stones”. They were from Charles Taylor. Despite believing the stones were a gift from Taylor, she had no intention of thanking him, she says

“I had no way of contacting him and I had no intention of contacting him.”

Naomi’s testimony which she has tried to avoid for “fear of hers and her family’s safety” brings to light the reminder that diamonds were central to the war in Sierra Leone, and the issue of blood diamonds has yet to be resolved.


Genevieve Nnaji in MUD!

WOW! Look at Genevieve work all that MUD!

She is looking MAD HOT in these recently released promo shots by MUD (MakeUp Designory) Cosmetics from their upcoming campaign which features Genevieve Nnaji as the new face of the cosmetics line, the shoot was held in Los Angeles, and a rep for the company had this to say:

Recently we were honored to team up with Bellezza Cosmetics and Spa, our retail partner in Nigeria, to do a photo shoot at our headquarters in Los Angeles with the very talented and beautiful Nollywood actress and model, Genevieve Nnaji. An immensely popular beauty icon and the only Nigerian actress to ever be profiled on Oprah, Genevieve has been the recipient of many awards throughout her career.

I think Genevieve looks FIERCE in these pictures, the make up is fab. she truly has come a long way!

I don’t envy her having to wash all that sh*t out of her hair and off her body after the shoot, but i guess if the price was right…i would too 🙂

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Video of photoshoot after the jump.


Deola Sagoe launches Polo Line

I absolutely love Deola Sagoe, she’s my fave Naij designer, and she holds it down internationally too! She launched her Couture Polo Line on the 31st July 2010, in Lagos (wish I was there), but that’s talk for another day.

According to Tariere’s blog it was an A-list red carpet, with canapés and the drink of choice in Lagos, Champagne of course! The launch also served as a reintroduction of CANOE magazine.

Of course the beautiful people were there and everyone came correct!

The polos look faboosh and i’m especially loving the print lining on the inside seam. I want one!

More pictures from the event after the jump.

Sidenote: Don’t know about former Big Brother Housemate Gideon’s glasses…SMH. I think a smaller pair would have been better, but I guess na by force to do geek chic.


Screen Legend Toun Oni Dies

Screen legend Toun Oni passed away yesterday morning according to 234Next.

The veteran actress and dancer, reportedly complained all night about feeling unwell, and was rushed to a hospital in Ebute Metta, Lagos after still persistent weakness, but unfortunately she didn’t make it, giving up the ghost before they arrived at the hospital.


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