Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Celebrity Interview: I didn’t pay a dime to feature Chris Brown –Wizkid

WHAT is the most challenging song you’ve written?
I would say is Jaiye Jaiye. When I made Jaiye Jaiye, I didn’t know if people were ready to accept the song, so I needed something to pretty much make it really special because that song is really special to me. When I called Femi Kuti, and he told me yes, he’s going to do it. I was shocked because I didn’t think he would tell me yes straight away. I called him that day, we recorded the next day. So I had to go back to the studio that night to re-do the song, to make sure he’s not disappointed. I think Jaiye Jaiye is the most challenging song I’ve written.
You talked about Jaiye, Jaiye which happens to be the intro of song in your sophomore album. How would you describe the album? And what has been the reaction of people?
Talking about the album, everyone is loving the tracks. Every day, people discover new songs on that album. It feels really good because when I was making this album, I was trying to make a conscious decision not to change my style too much because many people are now having this thing in their head that because I’m working with international artistes I’m trying to change what I sound like, which is not true.
I’m never going to change what I am. I’m never going to change my music for anyone. A song like Jaiye, Jaiye for instance, mo fe ko le fun mama mi, mo de f era le fun baba mi. I’m sure everyone wants to do the same thing or have done the same thing. It’s a special song to me and that album as well.
There was a particular track in that album where you practically sang highlife. I think the track is called One Question. How did you manage to get that kind of mature sound?
Well, as I said, I work every day to build the Wizkid brand. I don’t just make music for now. A lot of people expect that, oh yeah, this young act; I should be making music about party and all that.
But I really do not. I actually make good music. I try as much as possible to pass a message across. Like Joy, in Joy I was talking about my life and I was giving advice to everyone out there. Jaiye Jaiye same thing, One Question, Ojuelegba, songs like that tell you I’m not an average type of artiste. I’m very confident about the type of music that I make and I know by God’s grace I will definitely take it global.
You went to Surulere to shoot Show you the money. Meanwhile, you have another track Ojuelegba. Why did you choose Surulere for Show you the money and where are you going to shoot Ojuelegba?
Well, Show you the money, I went to Shitta, small London. That’s actually where I grew up. So for Ojuelegba as well I’m definitely going to Ojuelegba to shoot the video. There are so many parts of Surulere that I have not even done anything about. All the streets I used to walk, all the streets I used to go perform because I used to do all the carnivals every December for every street in Surulere. I used to go do all that, to Lawanson, Brown Road and so on. I’ve paid my dues. There are so many stories that are untold. And by God’s grace if I’m here long enough I hope to pass that message and tell that story through my music.
Your one time label mate, Skales, are you ever going to work with him again?
Of course I will. He was actually in my house a couple of weeks ago. He brought a track to my house for us to work on. Do definitely; definitely I would always work with Skales.
You just released your last album with E.M.E and a lot of reviews have rated it low. Tell us, was it intentional?
Let’s take a look at it, off that album right; I have hit singles that I already put out. If I didn’t want to make an album that will actually cut across to people to enjoy, I would not put in those songs. I had Jaiye Jaiye, On Top Your Matter, Bombay, Show You The Money, Joy and I added more songs. And I’m shooting new video pretty much for all the songs in the album.
Wizkid like showing off his wealth on social media…
Yes, didn’t use to have all these things now. I hustled to get them. From where I am coming from, if I get all these things, I have to show them to motivate. You knew me in my Surelere days now; did I use to wear gold chain? Abi na lie I dey lie? No be lie now. So if I get all these type of things, you go thank God. I need to motivate boys for street. I no dey thief, I no dey do any other thing dan music.
Every now and then, people call you out. Is wizkid such a terrible person?
I tire o. I tire for the matter o. Well, people have their opinion about other people. People say you are terrible. The thing you should actually do is ask those people what exactly has this guy done to you? For four years that I was making music with Samklef, everyone knew who Samklef was; I was going up and down and saying Samklef noni, Right? You understand wetin I dey try talk. So I’m really just being me. I’m just trying to be a good person. Everyone cannot like you. And everyone cannot hate you.
Same time Samklef called you out, Seaon also was bitter that you didn’t appear in her video despite paying you a huge amount of money…
But I gave her a hit song now, I no try. My boy produced the song. I did my part of the job to record the song. So if she’s coming out and telling you …that’s not even what I charge for collabos. I dey charge some people 10million for collaboration you know. So if I did it for her for that price you should know it’s love. It’s out of love. I was busy. I didn’t even want to do it, to be honest. I won’t lie to you.
But you were once quoted to have said you don’t charge for collaboration…
Yes now, I don’t charge people I love for collaboration. But when someone is on your neck every day, they want to make a song and they want to pay for it. If I don’t collect the money now and make the song, they will say I’m a terrible person. So I’m just trying to be a good guy.
A lot of top artistes have been on the bill of Hennessy. You are there this year, how would you describe the experience?
Well, I feel really blessed to be a part of Hennessey this year, especially because Tuface is a part of it and Tuface is a legend in the Nigerian music industry. He’s like a pioneer. He paved the way for every young artiste doing it right now. So it’s just a great feeling doing it with Tuface. I feel really blessed. Hennessy is a big brand. And the Wizkid brand as well is growing everyday so we just keep working at it. I’m just thankful to God, that’s all.
For the first time, you did collaboration with Tuface, courtesy of Hennessy. Why did it not happen before Hennessy contacted both of you?
Well, Tuface and I have actually been in the studio four times before the Hennessy Company contacted us for the event, but we’ve never finished anything. We would work on something but we just never get to finish it. Tuface is a very busy person and me too I’m always just on the road. We actually never finish our tracks and putting it out. So, it’s like it’s a great feeling, to be honest.
What did it take to build the Wizkid brand?
Building the Wizkid brand pretty much took me all my life because before I went into making music, I had the picture of what I wanted to be in my head. I had a concept of how I would love the journey or my journey to be into the music industry to be like. So I definitely knew I wanted to build a brand, not just a name. A brand people would want to affiliate with and I work endlessly, day and night to make sure the brand Wizkid is here even when I’m not here.
Even when I leave, I want to live a legacy that people will follow. And I’m not just building Wizkid as a brand alone. I’m also building Star Boy for every young artiste out there, every young producer out there. I want to create a platform for them to push out their music. We just started in like a year now; and already my boys are getting nominations as well as producing for all the top acts in Nigeria. It’s a great feeling. I just feel really blessed.
Why do people think Wizkid is arrogant. And does it bother you?
It really does not bother me. But to be honest, I don’t even hear that because every time I go out, I get love from my fans. I show them love. And I do my thing. As I said, not everyone is going to like you. I don’t have any problem with that because I don’t like everybody. I’m going to be very honest with you; it’s not everybody that I like.
So I don’t expect everybody to like me. I make mistake like every normal human being. I’m very normal. I’m a young boy, I’m growing. It’s not that I know everything. I’m bound to trip and fall. I’m bound to learn from them. So I’m just growing, men.
Expecting any child soon?
Expecting ke?
No wedding on your card?
There is nothing like that.
Is Wizkid single and searching?
Wizkid is just a star boy, having fun and mingling things (laughs).
How many shows does Wizkid play per week?
It depends on the demand. Sometimes I do three, four and sometimes one.
What are your targets?
I’m pretty much just working on the Wizkid brand. I’m just trying to expand. And I’m trying to just take my music global. I’m just working on music, that’s pretty much it.
Talking about investment, where are you sinking your money?
Properties and jewellery… I don’t spend money on stupid things. I just try as much as possible to do me. I’m a grown man. I have problems too. I have a child I’m taking care of. I have responsibilities too, believe it or not.
You talked about doing a song with Chris Brown, when is it dropping? And did you pay for it?
Yeah, yeah I have a song with Chris Brown. Done actually; we are shooting the video in about two or three weeks. It’s going
to drop early next year.
Did I pay to do it?
No, no payment at all. I don’t pay anyone for collaborations men. I’ve never paid for collaboration because I’m confident of the type of music that I make.
What’s your five years’ plan for Star Boy?
Yeah, we are working on the first Star Boy album now. We are shooting a video for all the songs. I’m pretty much trying to create a platform and just help as many talents as I can. Just put a lot of young people on. There are a lot of talented to do me. I’m a grown man. I have problems too. I have a child I’m taking care of. I have responsibilities too, believe it or not.
You talked about doing a song with Chris Brown, when is it dropping? And did you pay for it?
Yeah, yeah I have a song with Chris Brown. Done actually; we are shooting the video in about two or three weeks. It’s going to drop early next year. Did I pay to do it? No, no payment at all. I don’t pay anyone for collaborations men. I’ve never paid for collaboration because I’m confident of the type of music that I make.
What’s your five years’ plan for Star Boy?
Yeah, we are working on the first Star Boy album now. We are shooting a video for all the songs. I’m pretty much trying to create a platform and just help as many talents as I can. Just put a lot of young people on. There are a lot of talented young people in this country but the platform is not there for everyone. So I’m going to try in my own little way to help young people in this country but the platform is not there for everyone. So I’m going to try in my own little way to help.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Billionaire Ayiri Emani Gifts $350,000 To BBA Hotshots Nigerian Rep – Tayo Faniran For Losing

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Nigerians have been crying foul since Tayo Faniranthe Nigerian rep to the jut concluded BBA Hotshots lost out on the win to Tanzanian Idris, who was crowned winner at the live finale on Sunday, losing out meant Tayo also lost out on the $300,000 prize money.

But while we were all here upset that Tayo didn’t win and Tanzanian fans were going in on Davido and his family, Billionaire businessman Ayiri Emami gave Tayo $350,000!!!! Yes $50,000 more than the winner Idris got!

Beware: 28 Internet acronyms every parent should know

Internet has affected virtually every aspect of human lives. But the increasing way at which teenagers immerse themselves in this trend has brought up new challenges, especially for parents who will have to keep up with the constantly changing internet/mobile technology and its lingua – Parenting has never been this difficult.
Imagine this scenario, your daughter is sitting beside you on the coach and she’s sex texting without you having a inkling of what she’s doing – even when you can view her SMS. Would you be able to interpret this message if she writes,
Therefore, parents need to get acquainted with the language used by their children to be able to succeed at parenting, particularly, in our climes where good family names are held in high esteem.
Read the list, it will redefine how you monitor your teen’s conversations with his/her peers.
  1. IWSN- I want sex now
  2. GNOC- Get naked on camera
  3. NIFOC- Naked in front of computer
  4. PIR- Parent in room
  5. CU46 - See you for sex
  6. 53X- Sex
  7. 9- Parent watching
  8. 99 -Parent gone
  9. 1174′- Party meeting place
  10. THOT- That hoe over there
  11. CID- Acid (the drug)
  12. Broken- Hungover from alcohol
  13. 420- Marijuana
  14. POS- Parent over shoulder
  15. SUGARPIC- Suggestive or erotic photo
  16. KOTL- Kiss on the lips
  17. (L)MIRL- Let’s meet in real life
  18. PRON- Porn
  19. TDTM- Talk dirty to me
  20. 8 -Oral sex
  21. CD9 -Parents around/Code 9
  22. IPN- I’m posting naked
  23. LH6- Let’s have sex
  24. WTTP- Want to trade pictures?
  25. DOC- Drug of choice
  26. TWD- Texting while driving
  27. GYPO- Get your pants off
  28. KPC- Keeping parents clueless

Monday, 8 December 2014


It is no longer news that top actress Ini Edo’s marriage to Philips Ehiagwina has collapsed. So much has been written mostly by writers relying on third party sources as to why the marriage failed.
The widely speculated reason has been the issue of infidelity that the husband alleged.
But was that the main reason the couple went their separate ways? According to a source close to the couple and was there when the romance started in 2008, and remained close to the now divorced couple, the media has been scratching the surface of what indeed was a story of irreconciliable differences the actress endured for over six years of her marriage to her estranged husband; and why she gave her all to sustain the marriage. It is a story as told by an insider who knew the couple way back from New York, where Philips once lived, before moving to Texas, then to Atlanta and now Ghana.
“I think Ini Edo was badly in love. Philips was a charmer and, as a human being and deeply in love, she followed her heart. It is so sad that a woman blessed with such a good heart could be treated in such a hurtful manner. Most people may not know, but Ini Edo is a dedicated and totally committed spouse any man could hope to have. That’s why she endured all she did, for six years without letting the world know the pain she was going through in her marriage,” the source stated. “Most people do not know that Ini Edo gave up a lot of acting jobs to be with her husband in America and, unlike the widely peddled story that the actress was involved in romantic relationships with other men, for the six years that Ini was married to Philips, she never cheated on him.  Ini Edo adored and loved Philips; she was very fond of him, cooked his meals personally, and was practically splitting her time between two continents, all in her efforts to be a good wife.
“ There is no doubt that Ini was madly in love with her ex-husband. In a 2009 interview she had with my newspaper, The Diasporan Star in New York, she effusively declared her fidelity to Phillips and debunked all the stories of her liaisons with other men. “I am usually at a loss when I read stories about my sexual relationships with phantom figures and personalities. It is really astonishing when people just manufacture stories, give them legs and let them fly when they know the stories are absolutely false,” she had said.
“It is perfectly legitimate for men to have designs and desires on stars. I was recently voted by the public as Nollywood’s Sexiest Actress. So it comes with the territory that men would want to date me. The question then becomes: do you fall prey to every man that comes your way? The answer is absolutely “no”. I was raised well by my parents and I have always been a one-man lady. All the sexual shenanigans that the media have associated me with are all false. The problem with our journalists is that if they saw you at a coffee shop with a man – just any man – even if that man is your cousin or brother, they will automatically assume that that is your new lover, and without asking questions, will rush to publish that you were seen at a coffee shop with a new lover.
“I have lost count of the number of such innocent outings with family members, friends that the media misconstrued that I was dating. What the media failed to understand was that I had not allowed stardom and celebrity to becloud my values. What they did not realize was that I wanted to be married, and start a family, and that the notion that I was some kind of a sexually crazed hormone raging young woman, was totally false and a bad reading of who I am.
“Did I have friends in the past? Of course, just like any other young and single woman out there, I had friends. Did that make me an out-of control sexual goddess? Absolutely not! It has been very painful for me each time I read all the stories written about me, stuffs that are patently false. I have, however, come to accept it as part of the price you pay for stardom. I just wished they could do a little investigation before rushing to publish.
“One story that pained me a lot is the notion that I snatched Philips from his ex-wife – Ruth Okoro – while she was recuperating from cancer treatment. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ex-wife said I was callous and mean-spirited to have done so. Initially, I had wanted to ignore what she had said about me. But I would like to use this medium to state that I did not take Philips from Ruth Okoro.
“When Philips came into my life, he was a single man, with no marital encumbrances. ••••
Philips was divorced from Ruth at the time we began seeing each other. So, I do not understand what she is talking about. I remember asking Philips to come clean with me, and tell me everything that had happened between him ‘and his ex-wife. I demanded to know if he was still married to her, and Philips said “no” and produced a divorce paper to back up his claim. It was after that that we began dating.
“ There is no way I would have dated him if he was still married to Ruth. My values would have been in conflict with that. There is no way I would have dated and agreed to marry Philips if I knew that he had abandoned his wife in hospital while she was recuperating from cancer treatment.
“ That would have been a huge turn-off. The Philips I met and got married to is a perfect family man – a dependable, God-fearing man who treasures his family. Philips was there for his ex-wife throughout her hospitalization, and she knows it. Let me also add here as a piece of advice to our fellow women: If you had a home, one that you truly love and appreciate,  treat that home as a prized possession. Treat your husband well.
“There is nothing to gain if you maltreat your husband, and make his life miserable. Men do not like that. I hope Ruth understands and appreciates the depth of what I am saying here. That will be my response to everything she has said about me – all the negative things she has written and caused to be written about me. “Philips and I met during one of his many visits to Nigeria, and I realized I had met the man of my dream. When that special person who excites the passion in you comes along, you begin to do things that are out of range – you begin to be consumed by his thoughts – you begin to send text.
messages, call him all the time and just feel so much in love. That was the way I felt when Philips came along. I knew that he was the man for me.“I realized that we had the same outlook about life, that I could start a sentence and he would finish it for me, and would convey the same thoughts I had in mind. When I took him to see my parents, they wholeheartedly accepted him, even though he is not from my part of the world -that is a testament to Philips’ humanity that is very, very transparent. “Philips and I have the same ideology, and I am excited and happy to be his wife. Our attraction is mutual, our focus is interlocked and what a great family man he is! Philips calls my family even more regularly than myself. He would just call to find out how they are doing. He has such good heart and kind spirit that is just a beauty to behold.
“That is the man I met and agreed to marry. All other depictions are borne out of malice and hate, and we do not even want to dignify their hate with a response. Our marriage is a celebration of love borne out of deep sense of mutual attachment, trust and abiding companionship. The machinations of the naysayers will not hold”. Perhaps one should ask, what happened to a marriage that appeared to have been made in heaven as attested to by Ini Edo in her interview. Our source stated that the marriage began to experience challenges months after the wedding that took place in Houston, Texas.
“Philips financial stability was still a work in progress but as a dedicated wife, Ini was determined to support and encourage her husband. She wanted him to be more frugal and to invest whatever resources he had in things that will yield some dividends. But things did not quite work out, “ the source said.
“ Ini Edo is very industrious and wanted combined efforts from her husband to get things done. Eventually fights began to occur. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the house Ini bought in Lekki, a beautiful edifice.“Philips wanted it to be a joint property, but Ini vehemently said no, that she would have none of that. Philips was said to have threatened to move out of their home if Ini refused to put his name on the deed. She stood her grounds and Philips also made good his threat. He moved out of the house and took up residence with another lady in Accra, Ghana which has been his home for the past six months.  All entreaties by family members for Philips to return home were rebuffed; he wanted his name on the deed or no marriage. For three months, Ini Edo did not set her eyes on her husband and he had started flaunting his new girlfriend to spite Ini. Scheduled appointments by her father in-law to resolve the issue amicably were rebuffed by Philips and Ini was shocked.
“ There is no truth to the story that was peddled that Ini Edo was involved in extra-marital affairs. It was Philips who actually did not respect the sanctity of his marital vows. While still legally married, he left his matrimonial home and moved in with  another lady in Ghana”. When I contacted Ini Edo and asked her to conform what our source had told us, she said she was done with that chapter of her life and was looking forward to new possibilities.
“Ekerete, you were there when we started dating and eventually got married. Does anything that has been written about me, remotely resembles who and what I am about? I wish Philips the best in life”, she said. Efforts to contact Philips were not successful, but we hope someday to get his own side of the story
Written By Ekerete Udoh and culled from Vanguardngr

Friday, 28 November 2014

Celebrity Interview:My wife encourages me to kiss well on set —Yemi Blaq


WHAT have you been up to lately?
I’ve been up to a lot of good works because I have said to myself that the benchmark of my person is quality.
So, at this time and at this point in my career, what I’m basically doing are jobs that are qualitative and definitive of the future of Nollywood. I’ve been trying to establish my own production company. My wife and I are starting a production company known as Applause Entertainment. We promise that we won’t fail in the standards of high quality that people expect from us.
Who is your wife?
My wife is Remi Ibinola Olatunji Blaq. To me, she’s the best writer in Nollywood. I’m not saying this with any sense of exaggeration. In prose, poetry, script – she’s amazing. We’re coming together to make sure we take Nollywood by storm.
What is the basis of your assertion that your wife is a good writer?
My wife wrote ‘The Distance Between’. You can look it up in the archives and it was directed by Izu Ojukwu. It starred myself, Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson and Kalu Ikeagwu. It was shot in 2007, amazing piece of work.
She’s written works like ‘The Hunting’ for which I won an award in Ireland in 2009 or thereabout. She also has a blogspot. It’s not a statement founded on conjecture or emotional attachment. It’s a statement of fact based on antecedents.
How did you meet her?
We met sometime ago when she was about to shoot a movie entitled ‘Growing Up’. I went with a friend of mine to meet her, we spoke about the movie, I got the role and subsequently, we kept communicating. One thing led to another and here we are, many years after that and we’re still together.

How long have you been married to her?
We’ve been together for approximately eight years.
How has married life been?
It’s been interesting. I’m someone who gets easily bored and same goes for my wife. We’re both very engaging and creative people and in the core of our persons is the ability to be bored. Everyday is an adventure, we see something new and different in each other. It’s like a never-ending onion, there’s always one layer after the next.
You have a very close relationship with Juliet Ibrahim, how does your wife react to that?
She’s okay with it. My wife is a professional through and through. When we were shooting ‘The Distance Between’, my wife wrote the script. She wrote my character to have a romantic relationship with both Rita Dominic and Mercy Johnson. She was on set while we were shooting and after doing a kissing scene with Mercy Johnson, my wife called me aside and said “That kiss is not real. You need to make it real”.
She knows that as long as I’m on set, it’s my job and I’m doing the kissing not because I’m enjoying a kiss from a woman, but because it’s the character doing the kissing, not me. If I kiss a girl outside the set, I’ll have a lot of questions to answer. She knows about me and Juliet.

Was it movies that brought Juliet Ibrahim and you together?
Yes. The funny thing is I’ve heard about her, seen her and the first time we really had time to relate was when we shot the movie ‘ Corporate Operations’ with Alex Mouth in Abuja, but there was no time to bond. Shortly after that, she called me while she was in Ghana and there was this movie we were shooting ‘Number One Fan’, starring myself and her.
I went over to Ghana for the movie and that was where we really had the chance to bond. I knew her real person behind the screen, she’s nice, hardworking, dedicated and focused and those are the qualities I appreciate in a human being. We are still friends till today. I was at her birthday party sometime ago in Lagos and we had a great time partying all night long. Once again, my wife knows about it.

If you weren’t already married, would you have married Juliet; is she your kind of person?
Yes, she’s my kind of person. She’s smart, dedicated, but it’s a pity I’m not single. It’s a great thing I met my wife first and if you ask me, ‘If I had to do it all over again, would I change anything?’. I’d tell you it’s nice to be with someone with whom everyday is a new day with its own challenges, rewards and beauty. My wife is creative, crazy, lovable and she’s my love.

Your job sometimes create room for adventures which can sometimes be dangerous….?
(Cuts in) Adventure with another person is dangerous to a relationship, but when you have adventures with your wife, it’s just beautiful. Most men marry and they tend to treat their wives as their mothers, but unfortunately, that’s wrong. She’s someone you can have fun and crazy adventure with, party, talk and everything.
When you’re married, you’re not supposed to cross the Rubicon to the other side, you’re supposed to stay there and make it interesting, because marriage is a bit more challenging than relationships. It’s different day in, day out – there are challenges, there’s work, family and kids to worry about and so on. At the end of the day, when you have a good relationship with your life partner, it’s just the way to go. Everyday is a new day. (Sings – New every morning…… Laughs)

Are you saying you can never cheat on your wife?
Not at all. I never say never, but in this situation, I’m going to say ‘Never’, because one of the biggest things that destroys the joy in marriage is cheating and distrust. Once you break someone’s trust, you can never get it back. The person can tolerate you and live with you, but never trust you again and that’s something I’ll never play with.

You’ve not really been doing much movies lately?
Some actors play every role that comes their way. Sometime ago, I played a certain role that was beneath my talent as a person. Since then, I told myself that anything I’m going to be involved in will have a certain amount of quality. Quality and quantity are not synonyms, as a result I’ve not been churning out works like others.
I’ve been doing very qualitative work like Sinking Sand, A Place in the Stars, Corporate Operations and many others. I’m working on some at the moment. For me, it’s about quality, I’m saying this with all sense of modesty. My work will outlive me. When I’m gone, I want my son to say with all sense of pride “That’s my father in that movie”.

You’ve done a few Yoruba movies, how many are they compared to the English movies you’ve done?
I’ve done a couple, about three Yoruba movies. That’s no comparison at all, because I’ve done almost 300 movies. It’s a minor percentage.

To you, which is more challenging?
Every role I play is challenging because when you are acting, you’re making a departure from your person. It’s not about me playing me, but about me playing someone else. There are no small roles, only small actors. You try as much as possible to bring all of yourself into every role you play.

How much do you charge per role?
Trust me, every time I charge, I’m making enough to be able to cater for an average family in Nigeria for a year. No artiste has a specific amount, you are always flexible.

What influences your sense of style?
I’m very individual and stubborn. I’m from Ondo town in Ondo State. My people are very stubborn and by Zodiac, I’m taurian. That makes me double-stubborn. I do not go with the crowd. If I like it, I wear it. I’m not a fashionista by virtue of fashion of the moment. I wear what I like and what I feel comfortable in.
What else do you do besides acting?
I’m a voice-over artiste. I’m starting my own production house at the moment. I’m a content developer and a songwriter. I’m going to come out with my first single soon.

DNA result: Two of Femi Kuti’s five children are not his

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 Afrobeat King, Femi Kuti has painfully revealed that two of his five children – Dupe and Tosin – are not his and has had them returned to their biological fathers.
The  singer  in a chat with Encomium, claimed he found out after a DNA test was carried out on them and confessed to being disappointed that a woman could deceive with him for that long. 
“I did a DNA test and was told two of the children are not mine. The first two (after Made), a boy and a girl.  It is very serious.  I never knew somebody could give you what is not yours.  I’ve three boys now. I can’t father children I was tricked to believe I am their father,” he lamented.
Funke, his ex-wife, gave birth to his first child and son, Made, who Femi treasures so much while his current wife, Bisi Ajala gave birth to Ayomide and one other child that the DNA test recently proved not to be Femi’s.  Not much details about the third wife is known.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

I was blind for 15 nights after birth — Chidinma

Chidinma Ekile, one of Nigeria’s most talented pop stars took music to another level when she featured her mum, Mrs Martha Ekile, in a new song dedicated to her. The song ‘Martha’ had the mum doing the intro while Chidinma picked it up from there.
However the petite singer couldn’t hide her excitement over the whole thing as she took to her Instagram page to express her feelings: “The song ‘Martha’ is dedicated to my mother, Mrs Martha Ekile. I decided to show my fans  a different side to Chidinma, a side never revealed to so many, a side I will forever remain grateful and indebted to Father Lord  for his miraculous interventions and guidance in my life,” she wrote.
“I was conceived and certified totally blind at birth. For fifteen nights this woman held me in her hands and wept uncontrollably, with my father calling on God to bless the newly born, Chidinma with sight. On the sixteenth day I opened my eyes and they have been opened ever since.
I was born a very fragile baby with some health conditions. Her prayers took it all away. Life is such a wonderful and colourful piece of art and it must feel like hell not to envision God’s creation” she added.

Source: Vanguardngr

Golden Jubilee: Adebayo Salami 'Oga Bello' celebrates 50 years on stage

Adebayo Salami, popularly known as Oga Bello, is a veteran in the movie industry in Nigeria having spent over two decades as an actor.
As such, the renowned actor is going the extra mile to celebrate his 50 years on stage later in the year.
Oga Bello, whose son, Femi Adebayo, is also a talented actor, said his style of celebration to mark this milestone, would be different from the norm.
“I want to celebrate this milestone by staging a play, Oloko Oba. We want to bring the old actors back. The play would feature the likes of Yinka Quadri, Muyiwa Ademola and others,” he said.
Salami hinted that he would use the ceremony to resuscitate the stage acting, which is almost dead in the country.
“Stage plays will be revived again. We have made plans with the National Theatre, Lagos. At least once in a month, there will always be a stage play in the theatre. We really want to bring back to life that genre of art,” he said.
Salami also said that a compilation of his 12 movies would be unveiled during the ceremony.

Source: Punchng

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Celebrity Secret: Actress Niecey Nash says women should give their men BJ at least once a day!

Niecy Nash's husband of three years, Jay Tucker, must be a very happy man...that's if she practices what she preaches. The actress, comedian and former host of Style Network's Clean House says every woman should give their men oral sex at least once a day to keep the relationship going. Niecy said this when asked about the secret to a happy marriage in a recent interview with Playboy magazine, while promoting her relationship advice book. Below is what she said...
 "What I say in the book is, "A BJ a day keeps the divorce attorney away" and I say that because I feel like men are profoundly simplistic, which is the reason I wanted to call my book what I used as the title of chapter three, which is, "Stomach Full, Penis Empty: A Woman's Guide to a Happy Marriage."
Keeping him fed and drained, you have no problem. We are really more complicated than they are and I think that women are more generous with oral sex because we nurture by nature. We want to be pleasing by nature, that's in our DNA, so I think that a lot of the behavior we're looking for sexually, you might have to educate your partner. 
Sometimes, men just assume they're going to get it and you need to be like, "Give me mine. Ladies first."
Source: LIB

Celebrity Interview: Why use vibrators, when there are able men — Chika Oguine


For people who don’t know you, briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Chika Agatha Oguine even though the media somehow has decided to throw away my surname and just tag me Chika Agatha

When did you start acting?
I started acting in 2012. That was the year I left school, University of Nigeria. 2012 was also my service year too, so instead of just wasting my time doing nothing in the Federal Ministry office where I was posted for my primary assignment as a youth corper, I decided to take a step forward, come down to Lagos after to pursue my dream.
How has it been so far?
It’s been so good. I can’t even believe that within two years, I have gotten to this point where people will call in and say “I saw your movie on Dstv, I watched you on AIT” and there was even this soap Sons of Zebedee that was shown in the UK. When my cousins from the UK called me, I was like, ‘Are you serious? Am I that big now?’
So, I’m in between finding how to get a balance so my name doesn’t even grow bigger than I am, because there is going to be a big problem in my mind if my name is bigger than me. I believe I ought to be bigger than my name and not the other way round. I’m trying to stay on top of things but everything is happening so fast- it’s been God all the way
What would you say is your most successful movie so far?
For the most successful, I can’t really say because most of the movies I’ve done are not even aired in Nigeria to start with. So, the only ones they’ve seen are all those commercial movies that are not shown in the cinemas and the ones that were done for the cinemas are not yet out. So, if you ask my most successful movie, I can’t really say for now because all of them are not out.

What is your latest movie?
Sex on the Beach, starring myself, Moyo Lawal, Mercy Macjoe, Sam Sunny, Ero Josh.  It’s in the market right now. Every video vendor or film shop should have the movie Sex on the Beach and Temple of the Serpent. They’re like the latest movies in which I featured out in the market now. I’ve been getting so many comments on my facebook page and on different social platforms.

Who inspired you to go into acting?
It’s just been there since my cradle days. It’s something that I just felt I’m going to end up doing because I have always watched myself grown in front of a mirror, looking at myself and making some faces and all.
But then again, when I watched movies, I try to see why this person did this and that. What was the character? I tried to mimic those things that they did and tried to see if I could get close to what they’ve done or to see if I really did it well the way they did it. So, it’s just about me finding what I like to do. Sometimes, when I watch a movie, I get lost in it.
I’m not aware of my immediate environment. That is what makes me happy. I find happiness when it comes to art and media. I’m not talking about acting alone but entertainment as a whole. It makes me happy and I think whatever makes you happy will fetch you good money.

You recently released some bikini photos of yourself online. Where did you take those photos?
How Linda Ikeji got my pictures, I don’t know. To tell you the truth, those pictures were from the set of Sex on the Beach and I wasn’t the only person wearing bikini.
We had the likes of Moyo Lawal wearing bikini, most of us were all wearing bikinis but it was just me posted online by Linda Ikeji and I got calls saying ‘Chika, I saw your pictures on Lindaikeji’ . Some even said I paid Linda to put my pictures. I don’t know who Lindaikeji is. This is my phone, you can check. I don’t have her contact. I’ve not even seen her before in my life. People even have Lindaikeji app on their phone, I don’t even have it.
At first, I was shocked and I kept on calling my friends, I just kept on calling people who I know probably must have posted the pictures but all of them said they weren’t the ones.
I called my publicist and he said he wasn’t the one. It is still a mystery to me up to now, I do not know. But whoever did that sure has done so much good for me because at a point, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is bad press but someone told me, my dear, there’s nothing like bad press in Nollywood’. So, I’m now beginning to adjust to it and its okay, its fine.
Your boobs are very big, are they natural?
I’ve never ever dreamt of going under the knife, whether for my boobs or for my body. I think God has created me perfectly. I am beautiful and I know that. I don’t need to go under the knife to enhance anything on my body. I just need to stay in shape, keep fit and that’s it. I’m good to go.
What’s your bra size?
The last I checked, it was a 44DD.

Do you think your boobs assist you in getting movie roles?
I’ve never heard in Nollywood where your boobs or your physical features get you a role. There are so many people out there who have bigger boobs but that’s not the key. This acting thing is a craft that you always have to keep improving on.
You always have to keep in trend and keep up with new challenges. In this business, if you have nothing to offer, nobody would call you. It does not matter whether you have big boobs or big bumbum, it doesn’t really matter but then again, it is just an added advantage. But the most important thing is to know your craft, then every other physical value can follow.
Can you go nude in a movie?
I’m not going to go nude in our Nigerian movies because it’s not in our culture.
I mean who wants to see you in a nude movie here and still say you’re a good person? People would have to make criticisms. Have you watched Twelve Years a Slave? Did you see the part where Lupita Nyong’o had to go naked when she had to receive some lashes of the whip on her back? That is technical directing.
She was nude but there was no clear view she was actually nude. It was professional. If I have someone like that who is ready to direct me in that kind of movie and I have a team of people that are very professional in the acting thing, Why not? I would take a shot. I would take all my shots to be on that set but you can’t expect me to act nude in Nigerian movies. I will not go nude, totally nude like, no pant or bra, for any movie in Nigeria.

In a recent interview you said don’t believe in love, why?
I have come to understand that love means different things in Nigeria. Different things make people fall in love. It could be money, it could be sex, it could be for companionship, it could be for whatever reasons of which some are not really acceptable to me. The only people who have really shown me what love is, are my parents especially, my dad. If it’s the way Nigerians have reduced love to buying chocolate and ice cream, I guess everybody is in love then.

How do you deal with your male admirers?
You all know how I handle them. Since they are in love, there are always bills there to pay so they would have to run away.
It’s not like I tell them to pay my bills though, but I have seen that in Nigeria, the only way you can actually chase a man out of your life is to tell him, ‘I need this, I need that’.
For some who can actually give that, I don’t tell them to pay my bills, I don’t give them that option because I know they are ready to pay and all that, but I try to let them know I am not the kind of girl you can buy off with a gift or money. If that is the way to have a relationship, I should have about five now, but I am looking for something out of the ordinary. I’m sorry if I’m asking for too much but who am I not to.

Do you believe in vibrators?
Why do I have to get a vibrator when there are so many able men out there? It could be helpful for some people who do not have relationships but seriously, Nigerian guys are very able bodied men.
Personally, I don’t believe that. If you want to have a good sex, you should have one of your friends that you have feelings for, even if you guys are not really dating. Believe it or not, some men don’t like to be committed to a woman and don’t believe in dating.
Instead of jumping around from one place to the other with loads of people you don’t really know, it’s safer to do it with someone you know, someone close to you, someone you can actually give yourself to. Not for payment of any kind or for exchange of money.
I don’t believe in that kind of thing. I mean, if a guy walks up to me and tells me I’m going to pay you this for doing this, it might actually even turn me off. That’s why I’m me. I don’t know how other girls do that, but sex for me shouldn’t depend on how much you can give me because I may probably have sex with you but never come. I mean who wants to have sex and not come? It’s really annoying.
What would make you climax during sex?
For me, it’s really something out of the physical. It’s more of psychological than sex itself because I could have sex and not come but what makes me come is who the person is, what feelings I have for the person. That is why I can never have sex with someone I don’t have feelings for because I might not come.

If you have feelings for the person, how many times can you come in a session?
It depends on how good he is, but it’s not like it’s a must for me to come during sex. It depends on how good the guy is and I just have to like you very much for me to go down there. Most people won’t talk about this but I have to talk about it because it’s a real life situation.
I have actually started seeing someone but we’re not that serious at the moment because I’m trying not to rush things. Here in Nigeria, people feel that when you have sex with someone, the next thing is to have relationship with them but it doesn’t work that way with me. If you feel like doing it, it’s better to be safe than to just go about doing it with just anybody. When you have someone you like, I think it’s better to be safe.
What is your philosophy of life?
My philosophy of life has always been ‘Live and let live’. If I live and you live and everybody is happy, everybody goes on smiling. Another one I can’t forget is never to regret anything. I never regret anything that I do because I would have done better if I knew wiser. So, I have resolved not to regret anything I do in life. I just try to get better in anyway I can.
What more should people expect from you?
Let them expect a lot of mind-blowing movies from me. For those who have not gotten a view of my full cup size, they should sit back and relax because much of that will be coming.
There’s this thing they say that sex sells. So, even if you’re not doing anything relating to sex, it’s okay to show some few romance scenes in the movies so it can sell the movie.
You mustn’t necessarily show all your body parts but you have to wear something sensual and that’s what movie is all about. I’m not talking about porn here because I can never ever do porn but sometimes you need to constructively do your acting thing and bring it out so people can say ‘Oh wow’ and things like that.