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Gulder Ultimate Search Begins

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For the next 21 days, millions of television viewers across Nigeria and Africa will be treated to exciting moments of adventure, fun and suspense as the seventh edition of the hit television reality show, Gulder Ultimate Search, GUS, hits the screen from Saturday.


Already, 12 young, strong and able-bodied Nigerians are in the Omo Forest Reserve in Area J4, Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State where they will slug it out for the honour of becoming an ‘Ultimate Hero’.
The contestants–an equal mix of six young men and ladies–emerged successful from tens of thousands of youth that participated in gruelling auditions held across the country.
There are additional two contenders-a male and female-which was a departure from the usual 10 contestants in the previous series of the show.

Contestants

Oshinmade Adeleke Oluwaseun, 22, from Ogun State;
Ahmed Sabdat Bamitale, 27, from Kogi State;
23-year old Ebhodaghe Mercy Itohan from Edo State;
Dandison Strongface, 22 , from Rivers State;
24-year old, Okorougo Simeon Iruka from Imo State
21-year old Anyanwu Chukwuma also from Imo State.
21-year old ,Oduah Tonia from Delta State;
23-year old Oluwaremi Kunle from Ekiti State;
Kadiri Atiku Mohammed, 23-year old from Edo State;
Mbanu Caroline Ukachi, 22, from Imo State.
23-years old Chinenye Ofoegbu Ozioma from Anambra state
22-year old Oduche Adaobi from Anambra

The last man standing in this year’s search will go home with a cash prize of N7 million, a SUV worth N10 million and N500,000 for wardrobe allowance.
Others will go home with consolation cash prizes ranging from N350, 000 and N2.5 million, depending on the length of their participation in the search. In the event of a woman not emerging the winner, the ‘Last Woman Standing’ gets an additional N1million.

It’s almost Independence Day……

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Ok, have got like four – five invitations now. And the one’s with my Editor I’m sure we can’t count. Hmm, well he is yet to give me any, but I know I’m getting the major part of it. So this is it, how many will I attend? Honestly, I don’t want to attend even one! lol, but I’m serious. I’m kind of tired attending events these days, may be next year I will continue flying around town, but  for now, there’s something in me, that wants me to stay back and just work from the studio or the office, except I have to conduct an interview, lol. Sowee for this boring post guys…..Hmm, but I have got a big friend, who sticks with me just like a big brother. He has an event tomorrow evening on the Island, and that’s like my event too…. So I must be there ooo….. plus have got an hotel room to sleep, if I must….But ozone make I just tell u o, let me stay back, cos if I come, na everything I see I will talk o. These celebs had better know this, lol.

Ex Boy Alinco Is Dead Broke.

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He doesnt hv a better pic
Bayo Bankole who a lot of his fans refer to as Boy Alinco due to the role he played for nine years in Papa Ajasco and company, his currently not having the best of times as an actor, even as I write this. Though I have been hearing the rumour of him been broke, but I decided to ignore it. Bayo was spotted recently looking so rough and un kept. From his hair strands down to his toes, outfit?……. Oh mine! It was indeed a bad day! One thing is clear, this actor is sure good at what he knows how to do best. One only wonders why he is not getting roles from movie producers. If he doesn’t get a job, how will he survive?  Pls this memo is going out to whom it may concern, especially movie producers….. Pls this actor needs your help; he needs a job, so that he can get paid. He needs to live a good life too you know, God bless you as you adhere to this. So who thinks I’m dissing Alinco? Hmm, I’m evening been tempted to make a list of musicians who doesn’t have a single car and pretends to own two or more. Or even music stars that manages one tokunbo car, and claim they earn millions, even some actors too. Let me hear anyone laugh about this, and let’s see if I won’t make my list.

Happy Born Day Actor

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So today is actor kunle Afolayan’s birthday. He almost shares the same day with Nigeria, lol. Happy birthday bro. And here’s what the actor wrote on his twitter page. ‘Thank you Lord for the achievements in 2010 and for granting me another healthy year. Happy birthday to me’.

Isaac Fayose Marries White Babe Secretly

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He is the younger brother of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and the boss of Annis Guards. Isaac is said to be a happy man again, has he recently tied the knot with an English babe. Some people are of the opinion that Isaac is yet to settle his divorce case with his first wife, and probably that was why this was done secretly. It will be recalled that he recently had a lavish house warming ceremony in Abuja for his newly completed mansion. Here’s wishing few of our Nigerian bigger boys a happy married life… Life’s good you know. NB. he is also a very good friend of Raymond Dokpesi Jnr.

Oritsefemi In Many Troubles

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Music act, Oritsefemi is currently not in a happy mood right now. His much awaited album is yet to be out, even though he has completed works on it. I learnt his former record company that released his solo debut got him almost arrested when they heard he has concluded plans with a new record label to release his much awaited album. They threatened the musician not to put the songs he released on their record label on his album or else he might end up in jail. Amongst the songs he released for Emesia Music, his former record company is mercies of the Lord which features late Dagrin. The artiste and his new management have been trying to resolve this with the boss of Emesia Music, but the guy is adamant on collecting 10million naira or no deal. Oh no, this is not in any way a good news o, as so many fans of Oritsefemi, can’t wait to get the full dose of him. I mean, we all got to love him after the hit track he did with Dagrin. And this coming now! *sorry face* and even waving *pele*

Ghanaian Actor Van Vicker counts blessings

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The Ghanaian actor who got more popular with Nigerian movies, Van Vicker has been asking people to help him thank his creator. In his words, he said ‘I’m from a humble background, never imagined that  one day I would be able to pay bride price, raise (support) three kids, own a house, buy cars, have a bank account, own finer things, touch lives and even help others. It’s not my might, it’s His Grace. I’m blessed. Now, I see an even brighter future’. Wow, it is sometimes good to be grateful to God and never forget Him as the source. It does nothing to you than to make you humble, and even get more blessings. Yelz o

About Timi Dakolo’s Ash Suit

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If you are reading this, and you know this singer, please help us tell him we are tired of seeing him in a particular suit. It now seems that Timi has no other suit in his wardrobe than this ash coloured one. Even if it’s your favourite, celebs are not meant to re rock. This guy lost it so much that he repeats this suit to different events. Ok, I accept he is in the learning process, but what happened to all that money?

Actor Yomi Fash Lanso And His Yoruba Language

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Yomi Fash is a yoruba actor and the love the actor has for his local dialect cannot be measurable. Don’t even try to introduce yourself to him with an English name, has he will be fast to ask you for your dialect name. Even at some gatherings where the well read actor is supposed to speak the common language, English, which can get across to a lot of people at the same time, he still prefers to speak his native language yoruba. And he doesn’t forget to tell anyone that cares to listen to please communicate with him in Yoruba if they must talk to him, lol. As far as I’m concerned, this actor remains one of the most handsome actors we have in the Yoruba movie industry. You need to see him, and you had agreed with me.

‘My German Embassy lover impregnated me and fled’

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Delta State-born Rose Gabriel is heart-broken and feels like a ship abandoned in mid-sea. Her pathetic story could however be a lesson to other Nigerian girls who frolic with expatriates in the country because of the lure of the filthy lucre.

Narrating her experience to our correspondent during a visit to our office in Lagos, Rose recounted how she met and fell for a German named Ferdinand Evers. What she thought was love made in heaven later turned awry when he dumped her after getting her pregnant. Now she is carrying a four-month-old white baby, Gabriela, whose father has disappeared into thin air.

Twenty-nine-year-old Rose had met 41 year-old Ferdinand, a consular attaché with the Consulate-General of Germany, Walter Carrington Street, Lagos, early last year at a wedding in Lagos where the latter professed love to her.

Before long, the sweet-talking German proposed to her, and believing that he was serious she agreed to marry him. But Rose still had her doubts as she suspected her suitor was keeping away some things from her. According to her, “Ferdinand never allowed me to get very close. All I knew about him was that he had a son, but not married. He never agreed that we stay in the embassy. He told me he wanted us to rent an apartment as he wanted to settle down in Nigeria.”

Trouble begins
In December 2009, she requested for money from Ferdinand to enable her travel to Port Harcourt for the Christmas holidays. He gave her some money for the trip, but unknown to her, Ferdinand had perfected plans to dump her as he secretly kept a fleet of girls. “It was during that journey I noticed I was pregnant. I phoned to tell him and at first he did not believe me. He told me to go for a pregnancy test, which I did and confirmed to him,” she said.

But Rose said she was shocked when Ferdinand allegedly told her to abort the pregnancy, as he was not ready for marriage at that point. “I told him that was not possible, but he began begging and telling me he was not quite ready yet. I finally agreed and went to a doctor, who told me that N150,000 will be required for the abortion. When I told Ferdinand, he simply replied that abortion could not cost so much.
“We argued over the amount and after a while, he stopped picking my calls.

The day he finally did, he gave the phone to a friend, a Nigerian who called me a liar and thief who wanted to frame him up and get money by trick. He had said that an abortion won’t cost more than N10,000,” she said. Determined to prove she was not lying, Rose vowed to keep the pregnancy. By the time Ferdinand came to see her, four months had gone. She therefore rejected the money he brought, as she was not sure an abortion was safe anymore. But she said Ferdinand insisted on her aborting the pregnancy but refused to go with her to the doctors.

Police intimidation
Ferdinand apparently changed tactics when his several appeal to Rose failed. He decided to apply some force to intimidate her. One day, a police lady, said to be his friend, warned Rose to leave Ferdinand alone. The two of them had invited her to a private building on Victoria Island in Lagos where he reportedly told her that he wanted to pay her off.

“I decided to play along and I told him to pay N50 million. But he said it was too much. Finally, he reluctantly agreed to pay N10 million,” Rose said, but added that he refused to do anything about it.
During the second round of negotiation, which now involved her lawyer, Ferdinand began to sing a different tune, claiming he was not responsible for the pregnancy. He was said to have come to the meeting with a lawyer, who later reportedly invited the police to arrest her. She was taken to the Panti Police Station, where they both wrote statements and asked to return the next week. During her next visit, a police officer advised to take the matter to a civil court.

Shortly after, Ferdinand invited her again so that they could “settle the matter once and for all.” Then she was in Warri. It was when she went to the bank to withdraw money to travel to Lagos to meet him that another trouble started for her. At the bank, she was told there was an alert on her account instructing that she be arrested.

“I was surprised and asked them what the matter was. All they said was that I would soon find out. They took me to the Enerhen Police Station where I was detained with my eight-month-old pregnancy. The next day, the DCO told me that Ferdinand paid N100,000 into my account following kidnap threats from me. I said I was not aware, and that if he did, it must be in respect of money to take care of his unborn child.”
Rose said she was detained for four days before she was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Ikeja, Lagos State. By the time she was released, her lawyer advised her to take her case to Interpol as the matter involved an expatriate.

“Despite all I have done, Interpol, like SCID, has done nothing. They told me that they have sent my case to Abuja but the CP (Commissioner of Police) refused to sign the letter. When a police officer told me that as a security person Ferdinand could have talked to the big people in the police and I could not get justice, I got fed up.”

Drama at the Consulate
Frustrated beyond measure, Rose accompanied by a reporter had gone to the German Consulate in Lagos a few weeks ago. Even there, she met a very hostile Nigerian security guard, who insisted she produced a letter before she could be allowed into the consulate. When he refused to budge, Rose began to cry. She stood in the rain with the white baby strapped to her back and wept uncontrollably as she moved towards the gate. As if little Gabriela knew what was happening, she too began to cry.

Then a jeep with Germans in it pulled up in front of the gate and the black security guards went to drag her off to let them drive in. One of them, a female, pulled at her shirt and tore it in the process. There was a scuffle, but the Germans simply drove in without a care. But, some sympathetic staff among them told her to go and seek justice outside as they were not sure the German embassy would do anything if she had no help from a strong human rights group.

A friend of Ferdinand, who preferred anonymity, however told our reporter at the consulate that Rose’s estranged lover had been sacked because of his excesses, especially with women.

“Ferdinand had a wife in Germany and could not have married in Nigeria. Due to other sex scandals connected to him, the consulate deemed it fit to send him home. She is not the only one he offended sexually,” the source said.

Rose has however taken her case before human rights groups and is soliciting their assistance.
“I’m a Nigerian citizen and I have my rights. No Nigerian will try this in Germany and get away with it. I will not allow them to ride me in my own country. I appeal to all Nigerians of goodwill and human rights groups to come to my aid,” she lamented. 
WHAT A SAD STORY!
Source: NFC

Miss Nigeria Emerges

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She is Miss Damilola Agbajor. She is 19years old and hails from Delta State.
The Competition was held on Saturday 25th of this month in Abuja. There was no swim wear section in
the just concluded beauty pageant. They were judged on poise, intelligence, cultural values and beauty.

Lekki Happens

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Alrite, ita gonna be a MADthing on the 1st of october at PICCADILLY SUITES in Lekki. If you are not there…….  u are on a long thing. We are all coming…. Come party with Slim Joe (Oti yan yan). It’s an 03 media initiative….

03 media(middle) wit YQ

Sukanmi Omobolanle’s Romance With K1’s Daughter Crashes

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This is no good news at all, especially to close friends of Sukanmi and Sekinat Anifowose who thought they were heading for the altar. Sukanmi is Pa Aluwe’s Son while Sekinat is K1’s daughter and also a student of Lead City University in Ibadan. While Sukanmi as we all know is an actor. They both met at Ibadan sometimes ago, and one thing led to the other, and they both fell in love. They took their love to the next level, as they were always sighted together at almost all the clubs in the ancient city. A bird who is in the know says whenever Sukanmi is on a movie location; Sekinat hardly attends any social function, as she prefers to be on her own. It’s unfortunate that the story as turned around and they have both gone their separate ways. It was heard that Sekinat accused Sukanmi of cheating on her, and so she opted out. Sukanmi has denied this allegation and says they are just friends. But the latest of them all is that Sukanmi is said to be in a love relationship with a babe who lives in the United Kingdom.
These so called celebs never seize to amaze me. ‘We are not dating, we are only friends’. Is there anything hidden in this life? They never accept anything, until the wind blows and we see fowl yanch. Can anyone remember Actress Ebube and Kingsley of KC Presh? Even till Kingsley almost got married, they were still denying it, until they both accepted later. Or is it the stories of different beauty queens? They keep denying till picture speaks. hahaha

Chidinma Wins Project Fame Season 3

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It’s the first time a lady is winning the contest. And Chidinma’s win makes it the third time a Nigerian is coming tops.
Now it’s Chidinma’s turn to rock stardom, with her already acquired platform. Hopefully she would be the next big thing happening to the Nigerian music industry in a matter of months.

Actor Jide Alabi Slams ANTP Leaders

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Most of us got to know him when he was part of PALACE which was aired back then on AIT. Today he is an actor of note, a broadcaster and a teacher, lol. He recently granted an interview to a softsell magazine and was asked to comment on the on-going crisis in ANTP, and here’s what the actor said, ‘The truth about ANTP is that the elders have failed in leading the youths. They probably have forgotten that some people nurtured the industry for them to get to where they are today. But they are spoiling it for the younger ones coming behind them. We all cannot fold our hands and watch them kill the association. It’s high time they stepped down, go home and do other things and let the youth take power to return the glory of ANTP’. You are so right on this.

It’s a NO NO!

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Omawunmi, Oh my!

K S A, Aiyefele set for Yinka Best new album launch.

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Foremost Nigerian saxophonist exponent, Yinka Best is set to drop another album
on the ever busy airwave of the Nigerian music industry.
Shetade Images, his image positioning company confirms that this effort will be
his 6th album launch to the music industry.

It would be recalled that ‘Kolegboge wa’ which was a hit track in one of his
previously released album made a mark in the entertainment industry.

The yet to be released album promises to live up to the expectation of listeners
as well as measure up to the quality of modern trend in the Nigerian music
industry that is no doubt becoming a force to reckon with within and outside
Nigeria. Information also gathers that the new album will be armed with ample
sum of swagger, vibes and melodious gospel tunes like never before.

Confirming to grace the album launch are some arrays of Nigerian stars in the
music industry, notably King of World beat, King Sunny Ade, while Yinka Aiyefele is
not left out in the celebration galore.
9ice, Pasuma, Dbanj, Sheyman, Dee Bee etc will spice up the one in a million
event, according to Yinka Best. With the likes of these artistes at the venue of
the album launch holding at the prestigious Etal Hall, Oregun, Lagos, on the
seventeenth of October twenty-ten (17/10/2010), It is a place to be for the fans
of Yinka Best and music lovers as well.
Aside these talented artistes dazzling guests, comedians are not left out of the show.
Gbenga Adeyinka D first will add flavor to the event we learnt. We gathered that the
father of the day is King Sunny Ade while the mother of the day is Mrs. Ayo Balogun.
Nevertheless, Wale Thompson with all the members of AJUM, (Association of Juju
Musicians) will also grace the occasion.

Ruggedman Replies 9ice

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Oh my, not known to many of us and his colleagues that even before the said September 20th which 9ice was supposed to release the said diss track, before he postponed it till the 21st, Ruggedman had already gone into the studio with his crew to reply 9ice. Funny enough, I don’t know why 9ice did that diss track, cos if you ask me, that was just a song. Saying you are scouting with your mum, the car isn’t yours and even calling Ruggedy a bastard you will agree with me, it’s really not a diss. I mean there has been too much noise about it, and one would have thought it would be ‘killing’. 9ice isn’t good at this, simple. And Ruggedman, we all know he has once won a battle, and he is sure used to this. Who will forget Rugged and Modenine’s war words? And now that the rapper is done with his reply to 9ice, I advice the Alapomeji C.E.O to go get himself a bullet proof. And trust me; I went to make my findings, lol. Rugged’s diss track was recorded at Ksolo’s Agege Pencinema studio last week and this is authoritative. But one thing is clear, ksolo only did his job as a music producer, and he is not taking sides in this. The track will shake the whole of Alapomeji, an insider alleged.

 I pray this riff ends now; abi now. Stakeholders in this should please act fast abeg,biko, make peace reign in the music industry once again, shikena. lol.

Terry G shoots Sangalow part 2

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By now everyone knows whiz kid producer Terry G is back to normal duties after his ghastly auto crash. He resumed back to work on the 20th of Sept. and shot his Sangalow’s video on Thursday 23rd. It featured some mad dancers and of course Sound City big boy Derele Edun. It’s a video to surely watch out for.

You will surely not be disappointed, Too much MADNESS… ALL FOR FREE in the House of Ginger. Aren’t we happy to see the crooner doing great again? We thank God.

I Won’t Abandon My Five Kids…. Tuface

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Tuface Idibia one of Africa’s best, has again said he is not ready to abandon his five kids and three women.  He was quoted to have said recently that “I have five kids from three lovely ladies.  Abi na women I go call them? I try as much as possible to see them because I have little or no time.”

And on the reasons why he decided to be a polygamist, he said: “I did not plan to have kids from different women but at a point in my life, it happened and I said I will not run away from it. I will stand and face the responsibility.”

We are yet to know whether he will settle down with one of the ladies that bore him the kids or not. But here’s what the singer said again “I never know oh! It might be one of them and it may not be,” he said.
Here’s wishing him luck even as he plans to settle down soon. Abi now, we no go say he doesn’t deserve a happy life due to this. Shine on bro.