Saturday, 28 February 2015

Photos From Robert Mugabe’s $1million 91st Birthday Party

Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday today with a lavish $1million bash. 

Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. He's the world's oldest president. 
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Photos: Nigerians march in support of military troops fighting against Boko Haram

Hundreds of Nigerians took to the street this morning to show support for troops fighting Boko Haram in the North-east part of the country.

The march kicked off at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos around 10am.

President Goodluck Jonathan, who recently visited the troops in Yobe and Adamawa has promised that the military will record significant successes within the six-week time frame leading to the 2015 general elections.

A host of Cameroonians are also marching to show support for their troops.
See photos after the cut. ...

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“Buhari is a child still crawling at 72, has nothing to offer Nigeria” – Patience Jonathan

The First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan has described APC presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari as a crawling baby who have nothing to offer Nigeria. 

Mrs Jonathan stated this at the PDP women campaign, which took place at IBB square, Makurdi, Benue state. 

According to her, “a child that is still crawling at age 72 does not have anything new to offer the people of Nigeria.”

The first lady described the APC as a sinking ship that would drown and remain under forever. She also lambasted Buhari and the APC over plans to phase out the office of the First Lady.

She appreciated the women of Benue State for their support and said that she has seen that Benue is for PDP.

"I Can't Cope With His Big Manhood" - Wife begs court to dissolve her one-week marriage

There was laughter at the Sharia Court, Samaru, Gusau, Zamfara State, during the week, when a housewife, Aisha Dannupawa, asked the court to dissolve her one-week marriage to her husband, Ali Maizinari, because she could not bear the size of his joystick.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the woman told the court that she married her husband after her first marriage failed.
The mother of three revealed that before she packed into her husband’s house, as the tradition demanded, she was invited into his parents house.
She told the court that “when he came, we had sex but the experience was a nightmare. Instead of enjoying the sex, it turned out to be something else because his joystick was too big,” she told the court.
She also told the court that after the experience, she took some medication, which was given to her by her mother.
“I told my mother the experience but she told me to endure and that with time, I will be able to cope. She then gave me some drugs’’.
“Two days later when he came to visit me, we had sex again, but the experience was too much to bear. It was then I knew that I could not continue with the marriage because of the size of his joystick.’’
The husband, Maizinari, did not deny what his wife said. He told the court that he was willing to divorce her but that she should pay back the dowry and all that he spent on her during the courtship.
When he was asked to state the amount, Maizinari disclosed that what he expected from her was N60,000.
President of the court, Alhaji Mamman Shinkafi, told the couple to try reconciliation

Photos Of President Jonathan Arriving Lagos Today For A Two-Day Visit

The president arrived Lagos this evening, for a two-day visit. See more pics after the cut. ..

Photos: Bomb Scare at MMIA Lagos Airport was a Drill

Bomb scare at Murtala Mohammed International Airport this morning was a drill, contrary to reports. It has been confirmed that there's no cause for alarm.

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), was assessing the capacity of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, to respond to a bomb attack situation. See more pics of people exiting the premises after the cut. ...

D’Prince reveals Why Don Jazzy and the Mavins snubbed D'banj 10th anniversary

Many still wonder why the Mavin boss, Don Jazzy and his crew failed to show up at D’banj’s 10th year anniversary on stage held a few weeks back.

However, contrary to belief that there is beef between the former label mates, it has been revealed that they got no invites to the event.

Don Jazzy’s younger brother and Mavin Record artiste D’Prince said this in a recent chat with Saturday Beats. He explained that he was not in town and perhaps, that may be why he didn’t get any invitation.

He also emphasised that there is no friction between him and D’banj as they are close friends.
“D’banj is my very good friend and anytime I see him, we hug and talk. There is no beef between us. The truth is that I was not in town when D’banj had his anniversary. Tiwa Savage is pregnant and Dr. Sid is also not in town while Don Jazzy was in South Africa. I was not in town and even before I traveled, I did not get a personal invitation to the event.”
Commenting on D’banj’s recent interview where he spoke about how Mo’Hits break up, D’Prince said he thought the issue was long gone and forgotten.
“To be frank, I thought that chapter was closed about two years ago, I never knew that D’banj is still granting interviews regarding the split because I thought we had gone through the whole story, leaked e-mail, hearsays and the likes. I am so happy that D’banj and Mavin Records are doing great. I don’t want us to keep putting the fans in the mishmash. The fans would always be vulnerable. The fans would always want to be entertained and we would always be the puppets that entertain them. 
“I think D’banj was speaking based on his feelings and the fans reacted. I will always have love for Mo’Hits, DB records and Mavin Records because at the end of the day, it is the music that would keep us relevant. It is what brought us to where we are in the first place. We should all concentrate on our work and progress. We should love one another and not hate. There is no fight or war between us. What matters most is moving forward and making music. I feel that he was pressured to do the interview; he did so and expressed his feelings. I may agree and disagree with some of the things that he said but at the end of the day, I am still going to stick to love, peace and harmony,” he said.

Genevieve’s $4m Ghana mansion is the grandmother of all lies & liars shall go to hell - Etcetera

Singer turned social media critic, Etcetera is at it again. In this week’s edition of his weekend articles, singer cum writer Etcetera attacks Nigerian entertainers saying they kinda lie about the degree of their wealth. He particularly called out Oritsefem, D’banj, Iyanya and Wizkid. He also referred to Genevieve Nnaji saying her $4m house in Ghana is the grandmother of all lies.

Read below....
And all liars shall go to hell – Rev 21:8.
Again, I’m going to go out on a limb here to talk on a subject that may not be very popular or nice to Nigerian celebs, especially the guilty ones. I have said it severally that just because someone is a celebrity doesn’t mean they are smart. They may have a talent or skill but many of them are not smart especially when it involves their finances. The old saying, “your lies will come back to haunt you” has never been more true than the recent cases of D’banj, Iyanya and Wizkid who are being kicked out of their homes after lying they owned the properties. The residents of blogosphere boulevard were stunned when the news broke that D’banj got an eviction notice from his landlord and was also said to be highly indebted.
Yes, it is hard to believe that someone of D’banj’s status could actually be thrown out of his house. But for those who know that the Nigerian entertainment industry is built on lies and more lies, it didn’t come as a surprise or a case of a cranky landlord. Entertainers are well rehearsed liars. They are not what they make you believe they are. Even the upcoming artist with just one song on radio issues a press release that they’ve bought a mansion in Lekki Phase One and a Range Sport SUV?
There was a time when it was strongly whispered that Don Jazzy and his crew owned Club Jonzing until the truth came out. You must have also heard that D’banj owns Koko Lounge. My brothers and sisters in habit of believing everything you hear, I wish you all knew how your favourite celebs laugh in their closet seeing you swallow the lies like fufu and draw soup. Let me give an example of how some artistes can be terrible liars, we were on a tour of five Nigerian cities with Basketmouth and his then Humour Unlimited monthly show sponsored by BAT. When we got to Enugu, a certain artiste was snoring like a broken trailer exhaust pipe in the bus on our way from the event centre to the hotel. I tapped him hoping to stir him up to reduce his noise but I was shocked when he woke up immediately swearing that he wasn’t snoring, that he was only trying to get our reaction. Our reaction? After snoring for about 20 minutes with a trail of saliva from one corner of his mouth to his shirt collar! O’boy some people can lie in Africa.
Did you hear it on breaking news when Iyanya bought a house in his dreams? His management must have thought it was a fantastic promo strategy then. If only they knew that not far into the future, Iyanya would be dragged by his balls across the floor of the internet, and that his aggrieved brother would take to twitter to inform everyone that Iyanya had been evicted (not from Project shame) from his dream mansion. Yes, it is double wahala for deadi-bodi and the owner of deadi-bodi but won’t it be tripple wahala for Oritsefemi and his management when fans eventually discovered that the N200m mansion he purportedly bought some months back was actually bought in his dreams and not in the real world?
How much does he charge per gig and how long has he been playing these gigs to be able to afford a mansion of that amount? Isn’t it wonderful how naija entertainers think their fans and everyone else is shallow and gullible? Common sense should tell every artiste that these lies won’t achieve anything but hurt their careers in the long run when the truth is eventually revealed.
Like it was revealed this week that Wizkid’s car hasn’t been paid for. True, some naija musicians make a lot of money, but not the kind of money they want you to believe. Does Oritsefemi look the part of a N200m house owner even with all his body cream? The telco brand ambassadors who are being coerced into lying about their endorsement fees can’t make such a preposterous claim not to talk of someone with no endorsement deal. I shivered when I saw in some blogs over the week that Genevieve just bought a house in Ghana for a whopping $4m. This will go down as the grandmother of all lies told so far. Genny baybay, you should have asked yourself if there’s any house worth $4m in the whole of Ghana, except you bought the Ghana National Theatre which by the way may not be worth $4m.
These lies are getting dumber by the day. The worst thing that can happen to any man is believing his own lies. If we had a system where entertainers are taxed for their acquisitions, the ridiculous and unnecessary lies will stop. They will speak the truth and nothing but the truth or so help them God.

Kelly Osbourne Quits Fashion Police

Kelly Osbourne has quit "Fashion Police".
The co-host of the show walked out on Friday, following a week of tension after fellow host, Giuliana Rancic's much-discussed and controversial comment about Zendaya's dreadlocks.  However, TMZ is reporting that Osbourne's departure has nothing to do with Rancic's controversy.

Below is official E! Statement on her departure...
"Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s "Fashion Polic" to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit wit viwers."
According to TMZ, there's been tension between Osbourne and the show's producers ever since the E! Program returned on air after the death of long time host, Joan Rivers.
The site claims Osbourne complained from the start about production matters and that producers were fed up with her.

Earlier this week, when the controversy spiked, she threatened to quit and tweeted - "I will not like to be dragged into this! I did not make the weed comment. I do not condone racism. So as a result of this, am seriously questioning staying on the show."

The issue was later resolved when Rancic apologized to Zendaya.

Mavin Crew(Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, Others) Releases New Promo Pics

Don Jazzy’s Supreme Mavin Dynasty. Made up of Tiwa Savage, D’ija, Dr Sid, D’Prince, Reekado, Korede, Babyfresh & Altims and the Don himself, these guys are on a roll and nothing can stop them.
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