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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Photo: What sexy music star, J'odie wore to ESA 2014


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Photo: See what stylish Yaw wore to ESA 2014

Yaw on ESA red carpet

Yvonne Nelson's Single, Married and Complicated storms cinemas August 15


After a successful Nigeria release of Single and Married in 2012, Silverbird Distributions Limited will on Friday, August 15, release the sequel to this award winning movie entitled Single, Married and Complicated to the delight of movie lovers across Nigeria.

A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng said the movie which will be released simultaneously across cinemas in Nigeria with a red carpet premiere holding exclusively at the Victoria Island location of Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, will parade stars from Nollywood, Ghollywood and other entertainment icons from various sectors alongside her fans and supporters who have been anticipating the release of the movie since the first part hit the cinemas two years ago.

Rare photo: Nollywood star, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) hangs out with wife, Nneoma

Nneoma with famous hubby, Chinedu Ikedieze hangout at the recently held Express Star Awards

Naeto C still celebrating arrival of second child

Naeto C

 It is no longer news that rapper Naeto C and his entire household are still celebrating the recent arrival of his second child. What is perhaps news, SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered is the fact that his political heavyweight mum, Kema Chikwe, has joined the long list of family members rejoicing over the arrival of the baby girl in the Chikwe’s clan.
In fact, the ‘Kini Big Deal’ crooner and his wife Nicole are still in party mood since the baby arrived.

Big Brother Africa season nine set to take over social media

BBA 8 winner, Dillish
Every year fans across the continent sit eagerly glued to their screens, social media abuzz; they wait tensely to be razzled and dazzled by their favourite Big Brother Africa housemates.

As the shows fanbase grows, so does the conversation on the social networks. During the eight  season, over six million fans interacted with Big Brother Africa via the Website, Twitter, and Facebook, with the website generating just over 200 million impressions.

“As a voter driven show, the success of the Big Brother Africa brand relies heavily on audience engagement and our social media platforms allow for this to happen in real-time”, says M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, in a chat with SHOWBIZPLUSng.

Exclusive photos: Hot and sexy attires female stars/celebs wore to Express Star Awards 2014

Mary Azuh-Amatus
Amanda Ebeye
Amaka Destiny

Sharks serenades on DStv

Get ready for some heart-stopping action as it rains sharks on DStv Catch Up starting on July 31, compliments of Studio Universal, channel 112!
DStv viewers across the continent will get to watch the much anticipated sequel, Sharknado: The Second One within 24 hours of the US premiere.
A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng added that eager fans can tune into Studio Universal at 04:00 CAT on July 31, for the premiere and a repeat on the same day at 20:00 CAT.
Immediately following the 20:00 CAT screening, the sharkfest begins for subscribers with Explora decoders! 
Sharknado 2: The Second One will be available for seven days on DStv Catch Up, along with the original Sharknado, Ghost Shark and Two-Headed Shark Attack, giving cult lovers of the shark movies the ultimate fix.
In Sharknado 2: The Second One, the terrifying storm that Fin and April survived on the West Coast comes to the East Coast as the deadly fury of a Sharknado is unleashed on New York City, threatening the population and its most cherished, iconic sites.

Facts on Ebola Virus disease

Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients.
Ebola virus disease outbreaks can devastate families and communities, but the infection can be controlled through the use of recommended protective measures in clinics and hospitals, at community gatherings, or at home.

Adenuga crowned Entertainment Pillar of the Decade


Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. (GCON), has been given the award of the ‘Entertainment Pillar of the Decade’ in recognition of his immense contributions to the entertainment industry in Nigeria in the last 10 years.

The award, according to a statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng from Glo's PR Unit, was given by Nigeria’s foremost entertainment-focused publications, Entertainment Express and Sunday Express. It was the highest of a number of awards conferred on individuals and corporate bodies by the publications as part of activities marking their third anniversary.

Globacom, Nigeria’s National Telecom Carrier, was also recognized as the ‘Brand Supporter of Entertainment in Nigeria’ at the grand ceremony graced by the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

Ebola: Jim Iyke on the run, flees Liberia

Jim, fully covered against Ebola
Controversial Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, who was in Monrovia, Liberia for a business related activity, has fled the country a few hours ago, following reports of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, this SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report.
 Iyke, via Instagram, revealed that he is scared of the deadly virus and that although his business plans were not concluded, but he had to hurriedly leave.

Alleged lesbian partner denies Genevieve Nnaji


Unconfirmed reports have always insinuated that Benin Republic actress, Ella Martins and Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji, are secret lesbian partners.
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the story was further intensified when both ladies shared a picture of themselves kissing.
After a deliberate long silence, Nnaji’s rumoured lesbian partner has finally come out to clear the air on what really transpired between them.

Photo: Nollywood star, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) receives Express Star Awards

L-R: Editor of Entertainment Express and Sunday Express newspapers, Azuh Amatus and ED, The Sun Newspapers, Steve Nwosu presenting the Express Star Awards Entertainment Ambassador of Africa trophy to Nollywood star, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) at the event...recently

What marriage has done to me- Comedian, D'Lectura

Wave making comedian and show promoter, Emmanuel Adigwe famously known as D’Lectura abandoned accounting for the business of rib cracking over a decade ago.
In this chat monitored by SHOWBIZPLUSng, the entertainer from Delta State, revealed a lot of things hitherto unknown about him, especially his reasons for embracing comedy ahead of his accounting profession and many more interesting issues.

Shocker! Adamawa Acting Gov says Nyako stole, mismanaged N82bn

Adamawa State Acting Governor, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, yesterday, accused the former Governor of the state, Murtala Nyako of allegedly mismanaging N82 billion during his tenure, saying that the government had concluded arrangements to probe the former governor.
“The panel is to synergise with all anti-graft agencies in the country to recover the state’s stolen funds and through effective positive, publicity to bring to public notice the abuses that necessitated and justified the change of government in the state,” Fintiri said in his maiden broadcast to the state.
Fintiri alleged that the former administration plundered the state’s funds, adding that, “never in the history of Adamawa State had executive stealing and institutionalised corruption been elevated to the level of statecraft as in the past administration.”

Boko Haram: 16 killed as soldiers finally rescues Cameroon’s Vice PM’s wife

Cameroon president, Paul Biya

 The abducted wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers.
The rescue operation, SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt was carried out by soldiers from Cameroon in an operation reported to have lasted several hours.
According to Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 16 people died during the rescue operation.

Davido, Wizkid war gets deadly with threats

The on-going Twitter war of words between music stars, Davido and Wizkid is gradually taking a deadly dimension, this SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report.
Wizkid further ignited the messy fight when he came back to Twitter to talk about the fun he had on his New York show recently. 
“I already killed NY!! London 26th Sept!! Manchester 28th Sept!!! Big surprise!! Still proper shows!! Proper venues!!! #f--kboysuckad--k!!, (sic)” Wizkid wrote on Twitter obviously referring again to Davido’s flopped New York show, which was closed down by New York  Police due to crowd problems.
The Omo Baba Olowo crooner, who obviously did not find the tweets funny replied Wizkid with a deadly warning.

N100m presidential gift: More Chibok parents cry out, say our leaders cheated us

Jonathan with some of the Chibok parents

More messy revelations are coming out following the N100 million cash gift allegedly given to parents of abducted Chibok girls when they met President Goodluck Jonathan on July 22 at the Presidential Villa, this SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report.
They have reportedly cried out that they have been cheated by their community leaders in the sharing formula. The Presidency allegedly handed over the money to leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja for onward presentation to parents of the abducted schoolgirls.

No tenure elongation for MD Abubakar as Jonathan settles for Suleiman Abba


Indications emerged, yesterday, in Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan and the Police council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Mbama Okiro (IGP, rtd) have settled for the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7, Mr. Suleiman Abba as the next Inspector General of Police when incumbent, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar retires tomorrow after attaining the mandatory 35 years in service.
It was gathered that the authority settled for AIG Abba following convincing arguments that the leadership of the nation’s security forces will be concentrated in a particular zone of the country should the new IG be appointed from the list of names earlier submitted to the President.

Photo of the day:Jonathan goes on Presidential Okada ride with Charly Boy!

Charly riding Mr. President on his power bike

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Leading movie director, Chima Okoroji returns with Mission of Love...Gets busy

Chima Okoroji with Ngozi Ezeonu on location

Youthful and vibrant movie director, Chima Okoroji is back with another hit flick.
In fact, following the huge success he recorded with ‘African Bride’, prolific Okoroji who has been on locations for weeks in Enugu, just wrapped up production for his latest blockbuster, entitled, ‘Mission of Love’.
In a brief chat with SHOWBIZPLUSng, Okoroji disclosed that some of the seasoned thespians that dazzled in the flick were: Ngozi Ezeonu, Chika Ike, Browny Igboegwu, Harry B, Ken Ericks, Cynthia Okereke and Chinyere Nwabueze.

What I want in a man - Sexy Nollywood actress, Chukwuka Favour

One of the new and hot faces currently rocking the movie scene is tall and beautiful Chukwuka Favour. 
The leggy thespian made her debut with a bold entry three years ago with a scintillating performance in ‘Painful Madness.’
Ever since, the Anambra State-born act and graduate of Food and Science Technology from Imo State University, has continued to soar like an eagle. 
She is currently the toast of filmmakers operating from the south east locations and its environs.
 In this interview with SHOWBIZPLUSng, single-but-not searching Favour shares some of her intimate secrets with us. Enjoy the encounter.

Son’s death: Jonathan mourns with el-Rufai

el-Rufai and Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, has put aside their political differences to mourn with former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el Rufai on the recent death of his son in a car crash today.
A signed statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng by Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati said Jonathan received with a deep sense of grief and shock, news of the sudden and untimely death of Hamza, son of el-Rufai.

Eid-El-Fitr: Muslims urged to imbibe lessons of Ramadan

Multiple bomb attacks angers Jonathan...Intensifies war on terror


President Goodluck Jonathan has frowned at the terrorists’ attacks in Kano and Adamawa States as well as the kidnap of the Lamido of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon.
Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, in a statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng, said Jonathan “describes as shocking, callous and reprehensible the multiple bomb blasts that occurred in Kano within 24 hours, and the unrelenting attacks by the Boko Haram at a time the Muslim faithful are observing the holy festival of Eid el Fitri.”
Abati also said th

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Afrocandy again: Says, 'every man wants to sleep with me'

In this engaging interview controversial AfroCandy breaks her silence on a number of issues surrounding her life and career as an entertainer. She also explains why she went online to beg for her daughter’s school fees as well as reasons for her breakup with her former husband, and more. Enjoy this chat culled by SHOWBIZPLUSng for your Saturday pleasure.

Insiders allege: Bukky Wright’s fourth marriage crashes

Bukky Wright

Unconfirmed reports reaching SHOWBIZPLUSng has it that the fourth marriage of popular Nollywood actress, Bukky Wright with her away husband, Adewale Onitiri, has crashed amid accusations of infidelity.
In fact, it was reported that the couple almost ended their four-year old marriage recently, but family members and close friends had to intervene.
Surprisingly, the latest info filtering in has it that the marriage has finally crashed like that of many of her colleagues.
The crack in the marriage, according to reports, became wider due to the distance between the couple, who live far apart.  

Excitement as leading musicians, comedians set to headline Express Star Awards

 Tomorrow, Sunday, July 27, the city of Lagos will come alive as the debut edition of Express Star Awards (ESA 2014) and third anniversary bash of your soar away tabloids, Entertainment Express and Sunday Express hold amid razzmatazz and glitz.
Interestingly, leading musicians coming to thrill guests at the grand gathering, which is currently serenading the nation’s entertainment industry include: self acclaimed musical Taliban, Oritse Femi, Faze, Reminisce, Kuchi-Kuchi crooner, J’odie, Chuddy K, Young6ix and Yemi Sax.

Ahead of Express Star Awards tomorrow, leading entertainers hail Entertainment Express at three

Monalisa Chinda

As Lagos plans to shut down tomorrow, Sunday, July 27, for the maiden edition of Express Star Awards and third anniversary celebrations of your soar away tabloids, Entertainment Express and Sunday Express at upscale Coliseum Events Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, SHOWBIZPLUSng gladly brings you encomiums and plaudits from several leading entertainers and celebs who are already celebrating and congratulating the Express family.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Shame as PSquare's family fight gets messier

P Square with Jude

Just like they sang in one of their hit songs, there is ‘danger and wahala’ in the once peaceful home of the Okoye brothers, famously known as P Square, this SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report.
And if not properly checkmated, the looming danger may soon consume the brothers and their music empire.

Knights of St. Mulumba Lekki Sub Council elects new officers

Knights of St. Mulumba on procession

Arc. Johnny Ngonadi was recently re-elected the Grand Knight of the Lekki Sub council of the Knights of the Order of St Mulumba. Worthy Brother Anthony Idigbe, (SAN) was elected as the Deputy Grand Knight; Worthy Brother Dominic Nkwopara was elected as Secretary; Other elected officials include:Advocate, Worthy Brother Peter Unuode; Chancellor, Worthy Brother Eddy Okolie; Treasurer, Worthy Brother Obinna Anyanwu; Financial Secretary, Worthy Brother Peter Iwegbu; Auditor, Worthy Brother Laz Iloka; Physician, Worthy Brother Emmanuel Odey (appointed); Warden, Worthy Brother Nicholas Ananyi.

42.5 Cement Grade: Dangote, others support Reps position

Towards a better and quality driven industry, leading cement manufacturers have pledged their commitment to align with the House Representatives position that the 42.5mpa cement grade should be the minimum standard of quality to be produced in the country, while all expired ones be withdrawn forthwith from the market.
Already, cement manufacturing companies such as Bua, Ibeto and Dangote said long before the quality review by the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) which pegged the 42.5 grade for general purpose use, they had been producing the quality grade and nursed no intention to produce lower quality cement.

A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng stated that the Hon. Dogara’s ad-hoc Committee on Cement Composition and Pigmentation had after a public hearing from stakeholders submitted its report to the House of Representatives, in which it asked SON to commence implementation of its cement standardization and that manufacturers should retool their machinery for the production of the higher grade of cement.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photo of the day: Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw changes look, flaunts new attire, regalia!

Kate Henshaw rocking her new attire with pride and passion

Customers panic as robbers kill cops, steal N24m from Fidelity Bank

Nnamdi Okonkwo, MD Fidelity Bank
It was a scene of panic and pandemonium when some armed robbers on Wednesday attacked a vulnerable branch of Fidelity bank in the Alaba International Market in Ojo, Lagos, killing four people.
SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that the incident started at about 2.30pm at the Alaba cash centre of Fidelity bank.
Witnesses said four people died, while others were injured in the incident. Two of the dead victims were said to be policemen.
It was also gathered that the robbers carted away about N24m
A source said, “Some persons were injured and had been taken to the hospital, four persons died, including two policemen,” she said.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident, but said one policeman was killed.

Leading entertainers to thrill as Express Star Awards (ESA) holds this Sunday

It will definitely be the constellation of stars this Sunday, July 27, as the long awaited debut edition of Express Star Awards (ESA 2014) and third anniversary bash of your soar away tabloids, Entertainment Express and Sunday Express hold amid glitz, grandeur and glory.
SHOWBIZPLUSng exclusively gathered that leading musicians billed to thrill guests at the grand gathering, which is currently serenading the nation’s entertainment industry include: self acclaimed music Taliban, Oritse Femi, Faze,Kuchi-Kuchi crooner, J’odie, Chuddy K and Yemi Sax.  
Others are kid sensations, Ozzy Bosco and TJ Sax alongside emerging pop merchant, Kech Ofuobi.
 Wave making comedians, Elenu, De Don, Acapella, Elder O and Funny Bone will support versatile entertainer and famous actor, Segun Arinze, the awards’ anchor, on stage with rib cracking jokes and jibes. 
Youthful DJ Mewsic has vowed to provide ceaseless flow of hit songs from his turn table.
 While reigning acrobatic group, Scatter and Sons will further spice up the venue with their daring displays on stage. 

Oil Spillage: Bayelsa Community gives Shell 30 days ultimatum to quit their land

The country’s largest oil-producing company, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has been given a 30-day ultimatum by the Nembe community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to shut down its operations for failing to abide by the terms of General Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) they reached since last year.
The ultimatum, SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt was handed down yesterday by Chief Nengi James, the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee of the Nembe community during an enlarged meeting with officials of Shell and stakeholders of the community in Yenagoa.
Besides, the community also warned that the people would resist any attempt by the oil company to sell its facilities within their domain without proper consultations with the Amanyanabo of Nembe, Chief Edmund Dakoru, and his people, saying they reserved the right to have a say in the disposal of any property owned by Shell within their community.

Crisis looms as Unity Bank sacks 170 employees

Bello, MD Unity Bank

There is a festering crisis at the head quarters of Unity Bank Plc following the disengagement of over 170 staff members.
Most of the affected workers are already threatening a showdown with the embattled bank.
 The unpopular exercise SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt was carried out across its entire branch network.
A sacked worker who spoke with us on the condition of anonymity said the exercise was carried out in order to pave way for the newly recruited cronies and family members of some key management staff of the bank.

Fears as 90 escape death aboard Turkish Airline at Aminu Kano Airport

No fewer than 90 passengers aboard Istanbul bound Turkish Airline cheated death at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport Tuesday night when a petrol tanker refuelling it reportedly burst into flame.
The incident, which occurred around 10.45p.m. triggered pandemonium at the airfield as those around the scene took cover.
SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt that the timely intervention of men of Fire Service Department of the airport saved the day as they battled the inferno for over an hour to restore normalcy.

Finally: Sanusi pays homage to Jonathan in Aso Rock

Sanusi greeting Jonathan in Aso Rock
Sacked Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, yesterday finally visited President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time, since he became the Emir of Kano under a controversial circumstance, in Aso Rock, this SHOWBIZPLUSng can authoritatively report.
Sanusi, who said a special prayer for peace at Jonathan’s residence was one of the northern traditional rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III to join the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja for the breaking of Ramadan fast.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GOtv positions for Digital Switch-Over with Get Up and GO empowerment

Amkpa, GM GOtv

 Digital terrestrial pay-TV, GOtv has continued to innovate value-laden, people-oriented services.The latest is the launch of a new entrepreneurial scheme, called Get Up and GO.Kicking-off in Jos, in anticipation of the digital broadcast switch-over, the scheme will train unemployed youths in proper antenna installations, service activation as well as attending to sundry secondary customers’ complaints.

A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng stated that the scheme, which involves a formal training workshop, as well as hands-on practical sessions, is in collaboration with some youth development-oriented Non-Governmental Organisations, NGO.

MDA 8:Fun as 8 finalists emerge from Port-Harcourt auditions

Dancers at the audition

It was a battle of talents and dexterity as hundreds of contestants took to the dance floor to compete for slots at the Maltina Dance All (MDA) season eight regional audition held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The atmosphere at the Atrium Event Centre, venue of the two-day auditions was electrifying as the dancers - both young and old - trooped in to showcase their skills.
According to a press statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng, the first day - which was the general session - was set aside for dancers from age categories; 5 - 12, 13 – 19, 20 - 29 and 30 and above, to compete for prizes ranging from Home Theatres, 22-inch Flat screen television sets and 5.5KVA Generating sets.

Jubilation as Chidoka becomes aviation minister…Oyeyemi takes over at FRSC


President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday named the former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Osita Chidoka, as the new Minister of Aviation.
He also named a former lecturer at the University of Abuja, Dr. Suleman Abubakar, as the Minister of National Planning and Deputy Chairman of the National Planning Commission.
Jonathan made the announcement after the swearing in of the two new ministers shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.
The President also named Deputy Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi as Chidoka’s successor in the FRSC.

Just In: Bomb rocks Kaduna, many feared dead

An explosion has occurred in central Kaduna killing at least 10 people, a witness has said.
The blast occurred Wednesday afternoon along Isa Kaita road which leads to the popular Murtala Square.
A witness said the explosion is believed to have targeted the convoy a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was on his way to the Square.
The witness, Hassan Mohammed, told Premium Times that the bomb, concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car parked by the road side, was detonated as the cleric’s convoy drove past.
The sheikh escaped unhurt, the witness said.

Chibok girls hit 100 days in captivity as 11 parents die from shock, heart attack

Jonathan addressing some parents of the abducted Chibok girls in Aso Rock...recently

The National Chairman, Chibok community, Pogu Bitrus, has said that four more parents of the abducted girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State have died thus raising the number to 11. SHOWBIZPLUSng findings revealed that this sad news is coming in the wake of the abducted girls already spending 100 days in captivity, without any hope for their freedom in sight.
An online newspaper, The Cable, in its report monitored by SHOWBIZPLUSng quoted Bitrus as saying that seven of the parents of the girls abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect on April 14 from their hostel at Government Secondary School, Chibok, died of heart attack and frustration.

MultiChoice rewards subscribers with home appliances

Some of the lucky winners with their prizes
 With barely a week left, MultiChoice Nigeria with its unique DStv and GOtv products has shown to its loyal subscribers that it’s a brand that truly cares and promotes family values. Little wonder why over a hundred subscribers of both DStv and GOtv have won big in the on-going Home Advantage promotion.

The Home Advantage promotion for DStv and GOtv subscribers, SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered is designed to encourage subscribers in bouquets to make subscription payments through the DStv and GOtv scratch cards.