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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ini Edo opens Nmulti million mansion in Lekki...Throws lavish party, Akwa Ibom State PDP C’man, others attended

Ini and her new mansion

Few weeks after launching her G-Wagon Benz, controversial Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has bought a Nmulti million mansion in the Lekki area of Lagos.
A reliable source told SHOWBIZPLUSng that the eye popping edifice is located in the Elegushi area of Lekki and reeks of opulence.
The divorcee actress, according to our source declared the house open yesterday, December 30, with a lavish party that was attended by some of her colleagues and dignitaries.

Excitement as MultiChoice teaches subscribers how to stay connected this season

This is definitely cheering news for DStv subscribers who want to experience the ultimate digital viewing experience during this holiday season. In fact, MultiChoice, Nigeria’s leading entertainment destination has urged them to make use of the self-service platform to resolve their queries.
A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng stated that DStv subscribers who want to access more Self-service options can now dial *288*2# and follow the voice prompt, and subscribers who want to get more details of the various online payment options can log on to for more information.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Applause as In-Short 2014 holds + Authentic winners list

Okhai with Stephanie Okereke at the estival

The fourth edition of the In-Short International Film Festival recently held at the upscale Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos amid applause and commendations.
Mbanefo at the festival
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the hugely attended festival held in collaboration with Access Bank Plc, the International Film and Broadcast Academy (IFBA) and Goethe Institut, Lagos, respectively.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Nollywood stars, celebs storm premiere of Folly...Hits cinemas Dec 26

Folly, a big budget film produced by Elizabeth Daniels recently premiered at the Silverbird Cinema amid ovation.
Some of the celebrities on the Red Carpet included Jude Okoye, Joseph Benjamin, Bracket, Moyo Lawal, Alex Ekubo and several others.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rare photo of the day: Nollywood heavyweights unite for Ibinabo Fiberesima

L-R: Nollywood stars and stakeholders, Kate Okunnu, Victor Okhai, Azuh Amatus (in hat), Lilian Bach, Jennifer Eliogu, Chike Bryan, Iyen Agbonifo, Kabat Esosa, Keppy Ekpeyong and wife, Ifeanyi Dike, Dozie Eriobu, Maurice Ejike and others returning to Lagos after attending the wedding of AGN National President, Ibinabo Fiberesima in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State...recently

Funke Akindele makes bold statement in new movie, Sababi

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele's production outfit, Scene One Production in collaboration with Adekaz Production LTD recently presented a new Yoruba  movie entitled 'Sababi Eda (Fate).  
Fully subtitled in English.Sababi Eda depicts the life of a single mother (Funke Akindele), and her struggle with fate.   

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

O’Jez boss clocks 50, holds Xmas concert

O'Jez boss, Odobeatu
On Sunday, December 28, entertainment entrepreneur and boss of O'Jez celebrity restaurants, Joseph Odobeatu will clock 50 years on earth.
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that several events have been lined up to celebrate the business mogul as he clocks the golden age. A family get together will hold at his home in Anthony on December 26, Boxing Day, while the D-Day, 28 will begin with a thanksgiving mass at St’ Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.
The birthday party will begin immediately at his Anthony home till late into the night.
Also, this year’s O’Jez Xmas Blast concert, scheduled to hold on January 4 at the celebrity restaurant, inside the National Stadium premises from 7pm, will be a continuation of the birthday celebration.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Photos: More famous faces at Ibinabo's carnival-like wedding

Ibinabo and hubby, Uche dancing
Zeb, Empress, Chico, Fidelis Duker and Steve Eboh
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Couple dancing

Keppy, wife and Empress

AFRIMA 2014: Channel O supports, endorses Best R n B Song of the Year Category

Tuface, one of the contenders
In aligning with the vision and objectives of All Africa Music Award,
AFRIMA, Africa’s leading urban music channel, Channel O, has thrown its
weight behind AFRIMA by endorsing one of the categories of AFRIMA, the
Best R n B Song of the Year. 
A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng said that in line with the agreement signed between
Electric Media Network (PTY) owner of Multichoice and AFRIMA Awards
Limited, the category will now be known as Best R n B Song in Africa
brought to you by Channel O.

Jennifer Eliogu storms MMIA for live performance


Nollywood star and multi-talented entertainer Jennifer Eliogu wants to celebrate Christmas with her fans and well wishers in a very special and unique way.
SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report that the Anambra State-born reggae and soul singer will be storming the arrival wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos with members of her Silk Band tomorrow, Tuesday, December 23, for a live performance.

Veteran musician, Mandators recounts how police tortured, detained him ... Demands N1bn compensation

Veteran musician and international artiste, Victor Essiet of the Mandators Group, has narrated how operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad allegedly tortured him while he was preparing for a concert at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
He said during his ordeal, his private parts were pulled by four of the 20 man squad, who also cut through his fingers and legs with shackles.
The singer said the harassment and torture cost him his November music festival which he said he invested about N200m in.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Excited fans welcome Big Brother’s Tayo at lavish reception


L-R: Efosa, Tayo and Mabutho
After putting up a good show at the Big Brother house for 63 days, Tayo Faniran, first runner and Nigerian housemate recently returned home and was welcomed with all the pomp befitting a hotshot at a lavish reception.

Copyright infringement: Lagos Oriental Hotel in trouble as COSON tells musicians, stakeholders to boycott them

Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole government approved copyright collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings, has asked all musicians, music industry operatives and stakeholders in the creative sector to begin an immediate boycott of Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island. The decision to begin the boycott was unanimously ratified by the hundreds of COSON members who thronged Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja recently for the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of COSON at which a royalty distribution of N90 million to musicians in the country was approved.

Bowei, ex Niger Delta militant, drops hot single, wows with Kalakala video


After several years in the creeks as a Niger Delta militant, Maxwell Patrick Ogolomo famously known as Bowei, has finally dropped his gun for the microphone.
Fondly called ‘the lyrical militant,’ the Bayelsa State-born multi-talented artiste from Southern Ijaw is already making waves with his latest single, Kalakala alongside the hot video.
Currently signed on El-Montage Records owned by revered entertainer and Nollywood pioneer, Tarila Thompson, the new hip hop kid on the block, in an exclusive chat with SHOWBIZPLUSng disclosed that his musical odyssey began from his primary school days.

Dr. Luv joins El-Montage Records, drops Sexy Lady

Dr. Luv
Having been influenced by music at an early age in his life, Victor Enang who goes by the stage name, Dr. Luv is now poised to conquer the world with his new songs.
The Akwa-Ibom State-born entertainer whose full album including the smash hit single - Sexy Lady is ready and would be dropping soon on the airwaves is one of the hidden talents discovered by the Tarila Thompson-led El Montage Records.
In a rare chat with SHOWBIZPLUSng, the versatile artiste strongly believes that his genre of music, Afro Hip Soul, would hugely entertain and heal many troubled souls, especially the ladies-hence the name, Dr. Luv.

GOtv thrills subscribers with three Nigerian festivals

Sinach to thrill live on GOtv

This is cheering news. From this December to January 1, GOtv will thrill subscribers with a special broadcast of some of the best Nigerian Music Festivals of 2014 on channel 29, on GOtv Plus.
GOtv Plus subscribers can tune in to the special event pop-up channel for a front row view of Nigeria’s sixth edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Concert from 19-21 December.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Excitement, applause as GOtv storms Warri with Go Gaga offer

L-R: Efe Obiomah, Public Releations Manager, GOtv; MultiChoice Mega Dealer, Jacob Awona and Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager, GOtv during the Media Launch of GOtv in Warri, Delta State...recently.
More Nigerians in Delta state can now access quality entertainment at an affordable price with GOtv signals now live in more towns and communities in Delta state.
Following an announcement on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, TV lovers in Abraka, Agbarho, Effurun, Ekpan, Jeddo, Kokori, Oghara, Okpe, Sapele, Udu, Ughelli, and Warri can join in the digital television revolution by purchasing a GOtv decoder including one month subscription to GOtv Plus at the highly subsidised price of N2,900.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Photo of the day: Creative Professionals dazzles Jonathan with double gifts!

Leader of Creative Professionals, Segun Arinze and Ibinabo Fiberesima presenting their members autographed portraits to   elated President Jonathan, while Sambo, Duke and others Aso Rock recently.

Trending Photos: When Creative Professionals stormed Aso Rock Villa with famous faces to Thank President Jonathan

L-R: Francis Onwochei, Azuh Amatus, Keppy Ekpeyong, Monalisa Chinda, AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Kingsley Ogoro, Ifeanyi Dike and Leader, Segun Arinze during the Thank You visit of members of Creative Professionals to President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock Villa...recently.

President Jonathan flanked by Vice President Namadi Sambo and Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati during the visit.
L-R: Sunny McDon, Ralph Nwadike, AGN National Secretary, Abu Yakubu, Minister of Information, AGN National President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Zeb and Chico Ejiro

L-R: Keppy Ekpeyong, Monalisa Chinda, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Kingsley Ogoro, Azuh Amatus, Ifeanyi Dike and Kate Okunnu

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rare Photos: The Historic visit of Creative Professionals to President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan acknowledging cheers from Creative Professionals during the visit, standing beside Mr. President are: Azuh Amatus in (hat) CKN, Victor Okhai, Keppy Ekpeyong, Teco Benson and others.
L-R: Francis Onwochei, Azuh Amatus, Keppy Ekpeyong, Monalisa Chinda, AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Kingsley Ogoro, Ifeanyi Dike, Segun Arinze and a pal, during the visit in Aso Rock
L-R: AGN National Secretary, Abu Yakubu, Minister of Tourism, Edem Duke, Leader, Creative Professionals, Segun Arinze and Emma Ogugua during the historic visit

October 1 now on DStv Explora

(R) Daba and a colleague in the movie
This is cheering news for movie buffs and lovers of quality entertainment.
You can rent and watch Kunle Afolayan’s multi-award nominated October 1 as it becomes available on Box Office on the DStv Explora from 15 December 2014.
October 1 which received 13 nominations in the forthcoming AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) is a multi-plot epic story which explores the psychological journeys of characters and events leading up to Nigeria’s independence.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Trending: Segun Arinze’s speech @ Creative Professionals ‘Thank You’ visit to President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock

President Jonathan addressing members of Creative Professionals, while Segun Arinze and Vice President, Namado Sambo applaud him, inside the Council Chamber, Aso Rock, Abuja...during the visit on Friday

President Jonathan in a group photograph with members of Creative Professionals inside Aso Rock Villa

Below is the thought-provoking address delivered by the leader of the Creative Professionals of Nigeria and revered actor, Segun Arinze, during a recent and star studded ‘Thank You’ visit to President Goodluck Jonathan at Aso Rock, Villa, Abuja.
Other top members of the group that stormed Aso Rock with Arinze were: the first female and hard working national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Miss Ibinabo Fiberesima, Abu Yakubu, national secretary, star actress, Monalisa Chinda, BOT Chairman, Prince Ifeanyi Dike, Zeb and Chico Ejiro, Emeka Ossai, Emma Ogugua, Fidelis Duker, Sunny MC Don, Teco Benson, Fred Amata, Ralph Nwadike, Keppy Ekpeyong, Chike Bryan, Victor Okhai, Kingsley Ogoro, Lancelot Imasuen, Grace Amah, Kate Okunnu, Toyin Aimakhu, Fathia Balogun, Gideon Okeke, Joseph Benjamin, Charles Novia, Sammie Okposo, Yours Sincerely and several others.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2015 AMVCA: OC Ukeje, Rita Dominic, Joke Silva, Linda Ejiofor, Segun Arinze, Lancelot, RMD, others lead nominees list

Linda Ejiofor

Today, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, nominees for the third edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed. 
Announcing the nominees was popular on air duo, Nick Mutuma of Mashariki Mix and Sika Osei of 53 Extra during a special live broadcast on all Africa Magic and Maisha Magic channels. With them in the studio to discuss the quality of this year’s entries was renowned writer, filmmaker and AMVCA judge, Mr. Femi Odugbemi.
Some of the nominees include: Past winners, OC Ukeje and Rita Dominic. Others are: Joke Silva, Linda Ejiofor, Segun Arinze, Lancelot Imasuen, RMD and several others.
Below is the authentic list of the nominees for the 2015 AMVCAs as proudly presented to you by SHOWBIZPLUSng.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

COSON set to dole out millions to member musicians

Nigerian musicians
Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced that its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) will take place on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Oranmiyan Hall, Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The main agenda of the meeting is for members to pass a resolution to approve this year’s distribution of music copyright royalties after which distribution shall commence immediately.

Wow! Katy Perry emerges the most followed Twitter person of the year ...Wizkid leads in Nigeria


Katy Perry, (a singer, song-writer and an actress) has emerged the most followed person for 2014. It was the year that Twitter’s most-followed star Katy Perry hit the 61 million follower mark. She is closely followed in second place by Justin Bieber on 57 million, and Barack Obama, who, with 50 million followers, is the third most-followed person in the world, and the most-followed political or world leader on the platform.

Image: Oketex Production unveils jacket of latest movie - All I have

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MultiChoice unveils DStv Now app

Sport, movies, series and so much more is now available anytime, anywhere, thanks to DStv Now, a new App across Africa that allows subscribers to watch Live TV, enjoy DStv Catch Up and view the TV Guide from their mobile phones and tablets.

The mobile app is currently on offer to DStv Premium subscribers with a PVR or Explora decoder, on both iOS and Android tablets and mobile phones through 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi internet connections.

Disgrace: First Bank staff caught stealing fuel

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, First Bank of Nigeria is in the news for the wrong and dirty reason again. In formation reaching SHOWBIZPLUSng has it that the police recently arraigned two men for attempting to smuggle about 320 liters of stolen diesel from their office.
The incident occurred at the headquarters of the troubled and controversial bank on Marina, Lagos Island.

PDP Primaries: How Ihedioha, Ribadu, Folarin floored opponents...Obanikoro, Maku, Wogu defeated

Emeka Ihedioha

Amiable Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha floored Ikedi Ohakim and others to clinch the PDP governorship ticket of Imo State at a very smooth and well applauded primary in Owerri.
Also, barely four months after joining the Peoples Democratic Party, a pharmacist and an entrepreneur, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Monday emerged as the PDP governorship candidate for Lagos State.
He defeated a former Minister of State for Defence and Nigeria’s ex-High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro,who was touted as the leading contestant in the primary.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Political war: PDP gov aspirant, Gbadamosi, wears bulletproof vest to primary

Strange things are happening daily as Nigeria marches towards new political dispensation in 2015.
A Lagos State governorship aspirant, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi,  popularly known as BOG, caused a stir at the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary when he arrived the venue in a bulletproof vest.
Gbadamosi, while addressing journalists at the venue, said he wore the vest in order to protect himself from being hit by a stray bullet following the violence that erupted earlier in the day.

Amaechi jittery as Wike wins Rivers PDP governorship ticket

Wike and Amaechi
After months of intensive campaigns and consultations,  former Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, today, Monday finally emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, in a peaceful primary conducted at Community Secondary School, Nkpolu in Port Harcourt Local Government Area.
Wike, who immediately gave his acceptance speech after the result of the primary, polled 1,083 votes, while Dumbari Dimkpa came a distant second with 21 votes.

Shocker: S’African court frees Briton accused of killing wife during honeymoon

Dewani and late wife
A South African court cleared British businessman, Shrien Dewani, on Monday of charges that he paid hit men to kill his wife, while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town four years ago.
State prosecutors had argued that Dewani paid 15,000 Rand ($1,300) in a plot with taxi driver Zola Tongo and others to kidnap and murder his wife, Anni, in November 2010, charges he has consistently denied.

Breaking: Nominees for 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards to be announced Dec 10

Monalisa and Mr. Ibu at AMVCA 2013

The third edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) kicks into another gear as nominees will be announced on Wednesday, December 10 2014.
A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng by the organizers said DStv and GOtv audiences should tune in to catch the announcement which airs on all AfricaMagic channels at 20:30 CAT. Public voting will open immediately after the announcement and closes on February 28, 2015.