Sunday, 1 March 2015

Toyin Aimakhu, Mo’Cheddah, Omoni Oboli, Oritsefemi urge youths to vote GEJ

Notable entertainers, Toyin Aimakhu, Mo’Cheddah, Omoni Oboli, Oritsefemi among others have urged the youths to re-elect president Goodluck Jonathan, stressing, that his administration has made remarkable impact in the country.
They spoke in Lagos during an event tagged “Meet The President”, organized by PVC which stands for Participate, Vote, Country – a group of Nigerian young professionals, Nigerian businessmen, entrepreneurs and civil society groups committed to mobilizing public action for national development and youth participation in politics.
The event attracted more than 5,000 youths across the country. Emerging whistle-blower, Mukhtar Daniyan, popularly known as AyeDee, was also in attendance.
President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan
Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu
Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu

President Jonathan's Birthday Message To Pastor Adeboye As He Turns 73

President Goodluck Jonathan has paid glowing tribute to Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

In a congratulatory letter to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on the occasion of his 73rd birthday on Monday, President Jonathan also expressed his profound appreciation of the prayerful support which Pastor Adeboye gives to the present Administration.
It gives me great pleasure to felicitate with you on the occasion of your 73rdbirthday.
“Our Administration and the Nigerian nation owe you a debt of gratitude for your prayerful support and the productive spiritual leadership you continue to provide, not just for the millions that constitute the membership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God across the world, but also for the entire body of Christ in Nigeria.
“On a personal level, I have left every meeting with you greatly strengthened and deeply inspired by your steadfast faith and commitment to the peace, stability, growth and development of our dear nation.
“I pray that Almighty God continues to imbue you with robust health and enduring fulfillment in the many more years of worthy service ahead of you,” President Jonathan wrote.

Photo: Ibinabo Fiberesima's Love For GEJ(Look)

Former beauty queen and AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima has continue to show love and support for the president and PDP presidential aspirant, Goodluck Jonathan in numerous ways.

This time, the newly-married beautiful lady is spotted donning a custom made snap back with the inscription, ‘GEJ’ on it.

She really is in full gear with her support for Goodluck Jonathan.

Holy Divorce: Pastor Chris and Anita reportedly share their two children

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of Christ Embassy Church and his wife Pastor Anita, have allegedly shared their two children months after their widespread separation. 

The eldest of their daughters, Sharon, reportedly prefers to live with her father Pastor Chris while the other child Charlene prefers to be with her mother, Anita. 

It will be recalled that Anita had last year April approached a London court, seeking a divorce on the grounds of adultery among several allegations.

The suit, number FDI 4001650, was filed on her behalf by Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors on April 9, 2014 at the Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, United Kingdom. 

Pastor Chris was served the divorce letters in his hotel room during one of his visits to the UK. 

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, through his lawyer Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) in September denied the allegations leveled against him by Anita and even threatened to sue media houses for damaging his name and Church. 
See photo of their daughters after the cut....


Woman changes her name to all 26 letters of the alphabet

Hmmm, things we hear.....

A Colombian woman has changed her name to all 26 letters in alphabetical order.

Her first name is Abcdefg Hijklmn while her last name is Opqrst Uvwxyz. Before the bizarre name change, the 36-year-old woman was called ‘Ladyzunga Cyborg’.

The woman was reported to have began the process to change her name to the alphabets in 2012 but spent a year fighting against government red tape before receiving an official ID card in 2013.

In a recent television interview, she explained the rationale behind her actions:
“I started looking for a name that nobody had in Colombia, or the world, so I thought about ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ.”
“I’ve changed my name so people wouldn’t know it’s me. It’s not because I was disturbed by it, but because I always wanted to bring an element of surprise.”

Photos: Nigerian Entertainers At A Dinner With The First Lady

Last night, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan hosted Nigerian entertainers to a dinner party at Aso Villa, Abuja. 
Continue to see more pics after the cut. ...


Sierra Leone Vice President quarantined over Ebola

Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Sam Sumana has reportedly placed himself in quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola.

The bodyguard, 42-year-old John Koroma, died from Ebola on Friday, February 27.

Sumana said he “has decided to place himself in precautionary quarantine awaiting the results of tests by the health authorities.”

Although the Vice President may not be in danger, he has decided to stay out of his office for the next 21 days and work from his home in the west of the capital.

A government spokesman also stated that the country reintroduced travel restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.

The new restrictions by President Ernest Bai Koroma was announced on Saturday, February 28. It includes a night-time ban on all boats launching from shore and from commercial vehicles off-loading goods in western market areas.

Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola last week, up from 16 new cases the previous week.

Being blind doesn’t make me less perfect –Lioness Oyinbo

Lynn Siri Martinussen aka Lioness Oyinbo is a visually impaired Norwegian singer and blogger who relocated to Nigeria because of the love she has for the entertainment industry. She's the first white singer signed to a Nigerian label. 
In a recent chat with Saturday Beats, she spoke about some challenges she has faced in the entertainment industry. See excerpts after the cut...

Talking about your name, what does Lioness Oyinbo mean?
My name is Lynn. I got the Lioness from my hair because it is golden and curly like a lioness. I don’t know exactly how but somehow, few of my friends call me lioness in London, but for the oyinbo part, that was Oritsefemi when we did a recording session, he was to do the introduction and he was messing around, calling me Lioness Oyinbo, and since then, it just kind of stuck. Ever since then, my friends here in Nigeria call me Lioness Oyinbo.
What exactly attracted you to Nigeria?
Although I am from Norway, I really love Nigeria. I don’t think I actually chose Nigeria, I think Nigeria chose me. It’s a very interesting country. I love Nigerian literature, I love the music. Honestly, I initially wanted to do Reggae/Dancehall in London but that didn’t work out so I thought about giving up music and focus on my journalism. Then I published something on Soundcloud that was picked up by my former manager who convinced me to come to Nigeria. Of course I was initially scared because of the bad press Nigeria received in the West. Eventually I got a lot of positive response from some Nigerians I knew and decided to come over here and I have not regretted my decision. Right now I have fully relocated to Nigeria and I am signed to Sweetlife Records.

Why do you describe yourself as the first white singer signed to a Nigerian label?
I believe I am because I haven’t heard of any white woman who signed in Nigeria. Also, I have not really met anyone who is as crazy about Afrobeat as I am.

What led to your visual impairment?
I’m blind from birth due to a detached optic nerve and I’m surprised at how little regular people know about the world of the blind. It’s really quite similar to the world of the sighted. I’ve never seen, but that’s why I imagine. And I think it’s important that people learn that we are fully independent and can participate at all levels of the society. And that we’re just as capable as anyone else. I am also a journalist, fiction writer and singer. In fact, I’m the first white female artiste signed to a Nigerian label. My blog talks about all these aspects of my life, as well as whatever else I may feel like discussing. The blog unintentionally started out as a blog about various issues related to blindness.
But how do you type on your blog?
I use a normal computer but I have a software installed that speaks to me so I know what I’m writing. I do everything regular people do; the only difference is that I hear instead of seeing on the screen.
How has it been blogging about your visual impairment, don’t you feel downcast when you do so?
I’ve had this blog for years and every time I want to close it, I get new followers. I just have to blog about blindness because the world has so many misconceptions about it and I see it as blind people having a duty to educate the world that it’s just the eyes that aren’t working, not the brain. Blindness is not any imperfection, it’s nothing like that.
You really believe visual impairment is not an imperfection?
It really hurts me that some people think that I’m less perfect than someone else because I’m blind. I mean we all have imperfections as people but I don’t think blindness is my imperfection. It’s a challenge for sure and there are some days I really wish I could see because it could be frustrating. But I am sure that you wake up and you look at one thing in your life and say this is my imperfection. That’s why I don’t want people to look at my blindness and say it’s an imperfection. If I have any imperfection, it might be something in my character or something else but it is nothing physical about me.
How challenging was it shooting the video especially because of your visual impairment?
Shooting a video when you can’t see is hard because you need to know what’s going on. It was difficult because I kept receiving two different types of instructions. I had one person telling me one thing and another person telling me something else and they were all shouting. Next time I’m shooting a video that’s not going to happen. I would need to know the choreography beforehand.

Yemi Alade Speaks On Her Hacked Instagram Account, Relationship With Alex Ekubo

Recently, the Instagram account of Yemi Alade was hacked and erotic messages sent to her colleague, Phyno through the hacked account. Reacting to this, the singer told Saturday Beats that she lost over 90,000 followers.
“I lost over 90,000 followers which made me a bit unhappy. The erotic messages that were sent to Phyno were not from me. It was the hackers that sent it to him. Right from the moment a picture of Snoop Dogg with marijuana was posted, that was not from me. My PR team has been sending messages to instagram but we are yet to get a response. I think it is because we are in Africa; they tend not to attend to our messages on time. But my team in London is working on it even if it means deactivating it. I have a new instagram page now. However, I started my tour on that day and it elevated my mood,” the singer said."
On relationship with Alex Ebubo....
“Alex Ekubo and I just shot a video together and that was it. Even though we attended some events together, it does not mean anything. We are very cool friends, there is nothing between us, she said.