Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Biafra: IPOB threatens to shutdown Nigeria over claims that Kanu is starved in prison

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday threatened to embark on the kind of protest that will shut down the country if anything happens to its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Spokesperson of the pro-Biafra group, Emma Powerful issued the threat while speaking with journalists in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The group’s spokesman alleged that its detained leader was being denied access to food and toiletries and had been subjected to serious intimidation and harassment by some prison officials in Kuje Prison.
He alleged that the inhuman treatment Kanu was subjected to was meant to demoralise him “as directed by the Federal Government’s agents, who are now convinced that he will be set free by the court at the end of the day and they now resorted to denying him access to food in order to starve him to death.”

Taylor Swift Wins Album Of The Year, Slams Kanye West At The Grammys

Taylor Swift won the award for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys, and she slammed Kanye West (without actually saying his name, natch) in her acceptance speech. Taylor first thanked her collaborators and producers, and then she got into it:

    “And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world."

As you know, Kanye came under MAJOR fire earlier this month when lyrics from "Famous," off his new album, The Life of Pablo, surfaced online. "I feel like me and Taylor [Swift] might still have sex / I made that bitch famous," he rapped, referencing their MTV VMAs drama from back in the day. We already knew T. Swizz was pissed, but we love that she publicly called him out for it. Someone had to!

Grammys 2016 :The Complete List of Winners

The GRAMMYs, arguably the most prestigious award ceremony in the music industry held Monday in Los Angeles, USA, with Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar emerging the biggest winners of the night, winning “Album of the Year” and “Best Rap Album” respectively.

While Lady Gaga paid an epic tribute to  David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar delivered a stellar performance which can easily be described as the most intense performance the Grammys have seen.

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton
Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, ‘These Walls’
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
Best R&B Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah

Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’
Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, ‘Really Love’
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, ‘Little Ghetto Boy’
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, ‘Where Are Ü Now’
Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Blood’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’
Best Country Song: Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’
Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy
Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, ‘Glory’

Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989
Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin’ My Soul
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale
Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden

Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman
Best Gospel Album: Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, ‘Wanna Be Happy?’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, ‘Holy Spirit’
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, ‘Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes’

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, ‘Filament’
Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, ‘Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil’
Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, ‘Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade’
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice

Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar
Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, ‘24 Frames’

Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’
Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte,Realidades – Deluxe Edition
Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart, Home
Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings
Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots
Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love
Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)’

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Best Historical Album: Various artists; The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)
Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, ‘Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)’
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; ‘Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy’
Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, ‘The Afro Latin Jazz Suite’
MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie

Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri Senior Special Assistant(Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a former member of the House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, as Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Channels TV is reporting.

Ms. Dabiri-Erewa was chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Publicity between 2003 and 2007 and later chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs between 2007 and 2015.

The new presidential aide was born in Jos, Plateau State and attended Maryland Private School, Maryland, Ikeja and St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan, for her primary and secondary education respectively.

She obtained her first degree in English Language from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, before proceeding to the University of Lagos where she obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma, PGD, in Mass Communication. She also obtained a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the same university.

Mrs.Abike-Erewa also studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Olajumoke Orisaguna Signs Deal As The New Face of Payporte 2016 Campaign (photos)

The most amazing story of 2016 so far, the story ofOlajumoke Orisaguna, added another chapter as she signed with Payporte.
Orisaguna, who was thrust into the spotlight after stumbling upon a TY Bello photoshoot for Tinie Tempah, has been enjoying a stream of good news ever since.
She has signed a modelling contract and has been given a luxury apartment, and has featured on some of the world’s biggest media platforms from CNN to Huffington Post.
In her new deal with Payporte, Jumoke will be the online store’s face, and she will appear on all of their billboards.
Payporte will also be sponsoring her education, which she stopped years ago to be able to cater for her family. Check her out below!
Olajumoke Orisaguna signs with Payporte
Olajumoke Orisaguna signs with Payporte