Saturday, 29 December 2012

An Interview With EME Artist---Wizkid

The award winning EME artist - wizkid whose real name is Ayo Balogun speaks on his past, his  hardwork which brought his success in the music industry, his collaboration with Akon and his best artist in Nigeria that he is looking up to.

*His replies that got me thinking are bolded*

You dropped the Thank You single some days ago. What was the motive? 
After having a successful year and touring the United Kingdom and the United States and going everywhere for shows, I feel it’s just right that at the end of the year, I say thank you to my fans that have shown me love and support. I know it’s just my little way because I can’t go to everybody and say thank you; so I decided to do a song and appreciate my fans and friends.
  • 2012 has been a wonderful year for you. How do you feel? 
I’m thankful to God and my fans; they’ve bought my CDs. I’m just on my first album and I’ve done a lot with it. I feel so blessed and I know it’s the grace of God, the support of my fans and my hard work.
  • People always commend your stagecraft. Looking at you now, you look very different from what we used to see on the stage. Is there anything you do to boost your performance?
When I’m on stage, it’s different from when I’m just Wizkid. Once I step on stage and get the microphone to perform my songs, the energy I feel from the crowd is enough to get me going. It’s different because this is what I love to do; so it’s definitely going to be different from who I am. It’s not that I’m a loud person or that I jump up and down, but in my performance, I always give my best.
  • Why do you always re-echo your past in some of your songs?
Because I want people to know. A lot of people see me and they don’t think I’ve gone through anything tough in my life; they see me and feel I just woke up one morning and started making money. Not a lot of people saw me when I was walking the streets of Surulere. So I need people to know that I didn’t just get things for free. Nobody gave me anything, my parents gave me nothing. This is something I did for myself. I took a loan from my friends, I jumped my books for loans and nobody saw that part of the hustle, and I think it’s just relevant for me to point it out so that my fans will be sure of where I came from.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Pope Assures The people of Nigeria and Syria Hope For Peace As He Deliver's His Christmas Message

Pope Benedict xvi used his Christmas message to the world on Tuesday to say people should never lose hope for peace, even in conflict-riven Syria and in Nigeria where he spoke of "terrorism" against Christians.

Marking the eighth Christmas season of his pontificate, the 85-year-old read his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message to tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square and to millions of others watching around the world.
Delivering Christmas greetings in 65 languages, Benedict used the Biblical analogy of the "good soil" to underscore his view that the hope represented by Christmas should never die, even in the most dire situations.
"This good earth exists, and today too, in 2012, from this earth truth has sprung up! Consequently, there is hope in the world, a hope in which we can trust, even at the most difficult times and in the most difficult situations," he said.
In his virtual tour of the some of the world's trouble spots, he reserved his toughest words for Syria, Nigeria and Mali.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tunde--One Of Style-plus Group Has Gone Solo

The R&B group had not been able to attain the success achieved by their debut album that contains songs that will be forever green in many hearts.
Despite the travails, the group has managed to stay together, releasing a song to debunk rumours of a break-up after four years of being together, each of the members singing lines that they remain faithful to the group, but the break-up has started as Tunde’s decision to leave will definitely leave a big hole in the group which naturally would encourage other members to try their luck in solo careers.
If the reports are anything to go by, Tunde has rebranded himself as NativeBoy, and has recorded several songs under his own record label B.A.T. Records.

Lionel Messi Extends His Contract With Barcelona To 2018

Lionel Messi has agreed on a new contract with Barcelona that will run till 2018.
The Catalan giants confirmed on their official website the Argentinian would pen the deal "in the coming weeks". Barça also revealed Xavi and Carles Puyol had agreed extensions until 2016.

Messi's current deal runs until June 2016 and the new agreement will keep him at the Nou Camp till june 30 2018.
The forward has enjoyed an extraordinary year, even by his own remarkable standards, netting his 89th and 90th goals of 2012 at the weekend.
He is also in contention to claim a fourth successive FIFA Ballon d'Or crown, being named on a three-man shortlist alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and team-mate Andres Iniesta.
Defender Puyol's contract was due to expire at the end of the season, while midfielder Xavi's ran out the following summer.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Two Police officers Arrested pertaining To Okonjo Iweala Mother's Kidnap

    Two policemen have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Finance Minister’s 82-year-old  mother, the police said on Wednesday.
Professor Kamene Okonjo, mother of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is the Finance Minister and Coordinating   Minister of the economy was abducted on Sunday from her home in Ogwuachi-Uku, Delta state.
Delta State Police Commissioner Ikechukwu Aduba said the policemen had been arrested on suspicion of having aided the kidnappers.
“It is a very sad development and our major concern now is to rescue Mama unhurt,” Aduba told Reuters by phone.
Mr Aduba further denied any knowledge of ransom being demanded by the kidnappers.
“I’m not aware the kidnappers are demanding ransom and even if they are, the police cannot get involved as that would be a signal for others to continue (abductions),” Aduba said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Police Affairs; Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (RTD.) has instructed Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar to deploy Special Police Officers from the Force headquarters, Abuja to assist in locating and freeing Prof. Okonjo from her captors.

Apple To unveil iphone 5S Next year by June

Apple is getting set for its next generation iPhone, which has already been named by analysts as iPhone 5S. Apparently Apple will launch the iPhone 5S by next year June, a move to enter the market before the Samsung giant Galaxy S IV. Peter Misek who happens to be an analyst at Jefferies made this note yesterday morning.
More in his prediction note listed that the iPhone 5S will be coming in six different colors. Another report from commercial times also says that the bulk production of iPhone 5S will commence by the first quarter of 2013.
Misek went ahead to list the expected features on the iPhone 5S, he specified a Super HD camera/Screen, an improved battery, this time around, a support for NFC and the possibility of upgrading the Retina+ to IGZO screen. He chose 128GB for the storage, and predicted 6-8 color variations, presumably like the iPod Touch.
Looking back at history, the iPhone 4S, came out around the September/October time frame, and the iPhone 3G with its successor iPhone 4 released around June/July.

The First Tweet From Pope Benedict XVI Using ipad

The head of roman catholic church "Pope" started tweeting yesterday december 12th from his official twitter handle @ pontifex. The tweets will be going out in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French. Other The head of roman catholic "Pope" started tweeting yesterday december 12th from his official twitter handle @ pontifex. The tweets will be going out in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French. Other languages will be added in the future. The handle @pontifex is a nice one which means "pope" as well as "Bridge builder" said Greg Burke, senior media advisor to the Vatican.In the first few hours, the tweet picked up more than 38,000 retweets and was tagged as a favorite by nearly 13,000 people. Currently the pope already has 1.2 million followers and his twitter account is just a week old.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Nigeria's Got Talent: 8-year-old Amarachi Uyanne emerged winner

Just fews hour ago the Nigerian got talent that has been on air for about 8 weeks now was finally concluded. Amarachi was awarded with whooping sum of ten million Naira (N10,000000) in cheque. She got the highest vote among the three finals. She hails from benin,born on 17/07/2004.Her words: "i started dancing at the age of five" i thank God for helping me through it all,"i want to study abroad with the money and i want to help the ophans and the needy" i never thought that i will win. That's really amazing. Congrats to hers

Friday, 7 December 2012

Nigeria Minting Company: N2.1 million Worth Of N1000 Note Missing

The board of directors of the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) met yesterday over the scandal that rocked the establishment where it was revealed that a whopping N2.1 billion of newly printed N1,000 notes have mysteriously gone missing.
The board meeting, chaired by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, decided to expand the investigation and audit the production of other currency denominations to ascertain the quantity of money that has actually gone missing over the years.

 LEADERSHIP had exclusively reported that an acting managing director, Ahmed Bamali, had been appointed to head the Mint company while Ehi Okomoyon, who was the chief executive, was asked to proceed on indefinite leave.

Forbes: 25 Highest paid musicians worldwide

1.Dr Dre
With a whopping $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre is this year's top-earning musician—thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He leads a pack of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, many of whom bank the bulk of their bucks outside the recording studio. Totals are calculated from May 2011 through May 2012.

2. Roger Waters ($88 million)
A founding member of Pink Floyd, Waters continues to rake in cash from his The Wall Live tour, in which he plays the aforementioned album straight through. According to Billboard Boxscore, he grossed $131 million from November 2011 to May 2012 alone.

3. Elton John ($80 million)
The Rocketman is still going strong with over 100 shows in our scoring period, including a lengthy Las Vegas stint. His animated film Gnomeo and Juliet brought in $200 million at the box office. He's also got his 30th solo album on the way.     full list after the jump

Facebook With The Intent of Buying Whatsapp

 There have been rumours that the multiplatform mobile messaging app  ‘whatspp’   with 200-300 million users that is one of the prominent  ad-free, paid services in the internet world, is on the wheels to be acquired by facebook, according to sources.

It could be another way for  facebook  to extend its touchpoints with mobile consumer.  The ceo of facebook mark zuckerberg asserted , on the occasion of reaching 1 billion monlthly active  users on facebook,that going mobile could be vital to facebook to reach the  “next billion” .knowing that there are 5 billion pepole in the world who have mobile phone.
WhatsApp which have grown very big with users globally in over hundred countries covering 750 mobile networks on ios, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, and windows phone platform and recently on pc. Possibly every minute a user spends on whatspp is likely at the expense of a minute spent on facebook. According to whatspp update in  October  2011, about  1billion messages  are being served on it’s platform each day.  That  is 41,666,667 messages an hour,694,444 messages a minute, and 11,574 messages a second. In August 2012 the number  of messages per day rose to 10 billion. “Pretty amazing”

The Richest Black Woman In The World--Folorunsho Alakija

A Nigerian at the age of 61 has finally beaten the  financial wings of  Tv star Oprah winfrey  who’s worth about $2.7 billion to become the world’s richest black woman. She is Folornshuno Alakija, an oil tycoon, fashion designer and a renowned philanthropist. Mrs Alakija is worth at least $3.3 billion--that’s about  #94 billion in Nigeria.
She is married to Modupe Alakija and they have four grown-up sons together.she also has grandchild from her first son. She has a private jet “Bombardier Global Express 6000” which she bought earlier this year for a reported $46 million with estate portfolio worth over $100 million.
She started her venture into oil as early as 1993---*how old where your then* cough eh
Though she came from a wealthy polygamous family, she is smart and intelligent. I also heard she is very educative and her humility is simply amazing.thumbs up
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A Massive Exoplanet Has Been Discovered By Group of Scientist

An international  team of astronomers has discovered a “ super-jupiter” so massive that it seems they are not quite sure whether to call it a planet or a low –mass brown dwarf( that is a star that fai to fire). Located roughly 170 light-years from earth, the host star is roughly 2.5 times more massive than the sun and it’s planet is about 13 times larger than Jupiter, making this the highest-mass star to ever host a directly imaged orbital companion-especially one of this size.
Let me leave the story here till when it has been  ascertained.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Eko 2012: Anambra Loses 3 Gold For Impersonation

THE allegation that some states featuring in the ongoinbg 18th National Sports Festival, Eko 2012 are parading foreign athletes has been finally confirmed, as the the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) on Sunday stripped Team Anambra of three gold medals won by a lifter, John Baptis.
Baptis, who competed in the 77kg for Anambra won the snatch, clean and jerk and the total events held at the Brai Ayonote Boxing Gymnasium within the National Stadium, Lagos, was discovered to be a Camerounian.
Baptis was said to have featured for Cameroun at the 2012 Olympics qualifier in Kenya.
The secretariat of the Weightlfiting Federation said it had no record of Baptis.
A protest by the competing states led to the setting up of a jury by NWF which later uncovered the true eligibility of the weightlifter.

Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu's Will Pronounced Fake by First Son

Chukwuemeka junior declared on Saturday that the will pronounced earlier on by  barr. Onyekwelu  in respect to His father  is not genuine,saying that the lawyer is a private counsel to Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu and not that of his  late father. He however  claim to have a copy of the original will written by his father  and not what he called “fraud” presented by barr. Onyekwelu.
His words: “There have been rumours up to yesterday that there is an attempt to read the will and that they intend to make changes in the original will. Well, I have not seen the will that they read.
“Now there are issues that come to mind. Why were there no members of Ojukwu family when the will was read? They were not invited and they were not told.
“She was here last Sunday when we removed the mourning cloth and since she knows that the will would be read she would have invited us or even put us on notice.
“Now the lawyer that is supposedly doing all this things is not our father’s lawyer. Mr Onyekwelu is not a lawyer that is known to the family as Ezeigbo’s lawyer. Remember when Ezeigbo was sick the same lawyer went to the press to claim that Ezeigbo was recuperating and that was not true.
“It is still the same lawyer that claimed to have custody of the will. And I told everybody that it was not true and that since my father was flown to England he never lifted an arm or spoken a word until he finally gave up.

Unilag Student win's Google Application Contest

Woow! this is amazing, three Nigerian undergraduates at university of lagos have won the Google Apps Developer Challenge for the Enterprise/small business solutions category in sub-saharan Africa.
They created an interface that creates application forms by simple drag and drop gestures, they called it the “form + application software. The user can create forms such as; curriculum vitae(cv)  or resume submission forms for businesses and coursework submission page for lecturers.
The students: Bolutife Ogunsola, Michael Adeyeri and Willie Aniebiet. They were given a wholesome prize of $20,000 and google chromebooks. Their school’s department was also rewarded with $18,000.
The program manager,Google, Emeka Afigbo stated: “Our expectation is that this motivates more young Nigerian developers to develop apps that change the way we live in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Rihanna -Daimonds


Ojukwu's Will- The Biafran Warlord

        The will of late Ikemba  Ojukwu of Nnewi has been disclosed. it  was witnessed by his wife mrs Bianca Ojukwu, Emeka junior(first son), Mike Ejemba. The will was presented by  Dennis Ekoh the chief registra of the Enugu state High court.
                        The listed children in the will were Tenny Haman, Chukwuemeka  Jnr,Mmegha,Okigbo,Chineme,Ebele,   Afam,Nwachukwu. From what  I heard one mr Sylvester ojukwu was excluded from the list of his children.oooh that wil be so disappointing.                                  
On the other hand mrs Ojukwu was astounded  as the name Tenny Haman didn’t sound familiar, adding that her late husband has never mention her name.

However mrs Ojukwu who is the Nigerian ambassador to spain got the majority of the share. She was given the following properties: Casabianca lodge at No. 7 Forest Crescent GRA Enugu, two plots of land in Nnewi, two properties at jabi and kuje in fct  including all his personal money.Moreover  He(ojukwu) appointed her as the exuctrix in the family company; Ojukwu transport limited. He added that if her  wife re-married,the land property should be taken from her. “funny”.