Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tuface,Uti Honoured by Oba of Benin Kingdom

What do you do when a king gives you royal beads? Well, superstar musician, Tuface Idibia was so excited that he announced it on twitter.
The 'African Queen' crooner was invited by the highly respected Oba Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, the Oba of Benin Kingdom, on his celebration as a 'preserver of culture and tradition'. 
Uti Nwachukwu, the BBA winner also graced the occasion and got a gift from the Oba as well.

Ex-Soundcity VJ, Deji Falope Set to Wed

Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa host, Deji Falope seems ready to walk down the aisle soon. The OAP and former Soundcity VJ has reportedly told close friends about his plan to marry his fiancee, Tari, soon.
Congrats bro! May your dream come true.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ayo Wins MTN Project Fame Season 5

Ayobami Ayoola has emerged the winner of the 5th edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa. The P.A to popular saxophonist, Mike Aremu, beat 6 other contestants to win the star prize - N2.5 million and a Toyota Rav4.
Marvellous, Adetoun and Ella clinched the 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner-up positions respectively.
Ayo contested in the maiden edition of the West Africa Idols and made the final cut of 12 contestants but was eliminated in the first round.
MTN Project Fame West Africa winners have recorded success in their music career, with the winner of the maiden edition, Iyanya, blazing the trail.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Teen Stars - Then and Now

I'm sure we'll identify at least one of these kid actors. Well, those kid actors have become grown-ups!
Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone)

Christian Bale (Batman)

Jeleel White

Raven Symone ( The Cosby Show)

Tia na Tamera Mowry (Sister Sister)

Josh Peck (Drake and Josh)

Scarllet Johansson

Dylan and Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody)

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Porter)

'Innocence of Muslims' Producer Arrested

According to TMZ, the producer behind the anti-Islam movie "The Innocence of Muslims" has been arrested.

According to the U.S. Attorney's spokesman, 55-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested in California on a probation violation stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction, for which he served a year in prison. 
Under the terms of his probation, Nakoula was banned from using computers and the Internet for 5 years without prior approval. It's possible Nakoula's arrest stems from the use of the Internet - which would make sense because "The Innocence of Muslims" first rose to notoriety on YouTube.

A judge has ordered Nakoula to be jailed for the violation. 

Saudi Arabia Deports more Women

Isn't this supposed to be a pilgrimage? Why the need for escorts? Anyway, this The Vanguard's version:
Saudi Arabia yesterday ignored protests by the Nigerian government over the deportation of female pilgrims to the holyland as the Saudi authorities deported another batch of 510 Nigerian female pilgrims to this year’s hajj. 171 pilgrims had earlier been deported on Wednesday. The authorities of Saudi Arabia insisted that the women were unaccompanied by male relations which was considered against laid down rules of the kingdom.
An adamant Saudi Arabia has so far refused to yield any ground to Nigeria on the issue of alleged unaccompanied female pilgrims, in spite of spirited diplomatic efforts by the Federal Government.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Team Building Experience

On Friday, September 21, my unit embarked on a fun-filled team building exercise. We took a break from our busy schedule and sailed to Whispering Palms to unwind. Even though circumstances prevented me from  having fun at the Whispering Palms, I thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride from Apapa to Badagry. With music blasting from speakers, and enough snacks and drinks to go round,there was no dull moment at all.
Here are photos of the boat ride to Whispering Palms.Enjoy!