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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Shame: East, Southern Africa acts floor Nigerian stars at Channel O Music Video Awards

Burna boy, lost at Channel O Awards

Africa’s biggest night in music, the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, was once more a massive celebration of the crème de la crème of the music industry.
 East and Southern Africa reigned supreme in the form of Tanzania’s Diamond and South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and who scooped the most awards on the night.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Photo of the day: Mikel Obi caught kissng in public!

Chelsea and Super Eagles star, Mikel Obi relishing a deep kiss with his Russian girl friend in public-source: Facebook

Why we moved to a bigger office - BTA Tv boss, Blessing Afogure

Leading filmmaker and the national president of Media Contents Distributors Association of Nigeria (MCDAN), Blessing Agofure has relocated to a new and bigger office apartment.
The new office complex which is in the heart of Surulere, Lagos, is strategically located at No. 30 Oyekan Street and Agofure, the boss of BTA Investments limited, occupies the whole grand floor of the newly-built one storey building.
His new and wave making online film outfit, BTA Tv, also operates from the multi million Naira property many insiders are insinuating belongs to the Edo State-born revered Nollywood practitioner.

Abuja agog as GOtv storms suburbs

GOtv signals in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital territory (FCT) and environs received a big boost recently with its coverage reaching suburbs and border towns.

Among the new towns and suburbs covered by the low-cost digital terrestrial pay-TV are - Dawaki, Dutse, Gwagwalada, Karu, Kubwa, Nyanyan, New Nyanyan, Keffi and Mararaba both in Nasarawa state, and Suleja in Niger state.

Boxing champ, Pacquiao to sell mansion after rich neighbours complain

World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he would sell his mansion in one of the Philippine capital’s swankiest areas after his neighbours complained of his visitors wearing shabby clothing.

Pacquiao told AFP that as a “man of the masses,” he is not finicky with his visitors, even if they are wearing “just shorts and slippers.”

Druhill, Iyanya, Wizkid, Mavin crew, Chidinma others wow at Corporate Elite show

Management staff of NBPlc at the event

As part of efforts to interact and appreciate its teeming consumers from all walks of life, Nigerian Breweries Plc, the biggest brewing company in West Africa co-sponsored Season Eight of Corporate Elite – the largest gathering of corporate people in Nigeria. The gathering, which was referred to as the night of fun, music and networking, was held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
Part of the highlights of the day was the parade of entertainment stars which include DruHill, Mikasa, Freddie Jackson, Cameo, Mario, 112, Uhuru, Iyanya, Wizkid, Banky W, the Mavin Crew, Omo Akin, Chidinma and others that set the stage alight.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MGM channel re-brands as AMC on DStv

DStv is excited to announce the rebranding of MGM Channel as AMC from December 1, across          sub-Saharan Africa. 
According to a statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng, AMC will continue MGM’s legacy of showcasing hit films from one of the world’s biggest film libraries, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, that boasts the Robocop trilogy, the Legally Blonde franchise and The Terminator in its catalogue.

Jonathan, Fashola, lead eminent Nigerians to Nollywood Health Convention and Awards

Lagos AGN chairman, Victor Osuagwu

It will be the constellation of eminent Nigerian and showbiz stars at the third edition of the annual Nollywood Health Convention and Awards holding inside the main bowl of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
The laudable initiative SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt is being powered by the Saving Life for Africa Diabetes Foundation (SLAD) in collaboration with the Victor Osuagwu-led Lagos State chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
President Goodluck Jonathan is expected as the special guest of honour at this year’s event, which begins with a blue carpet at 2.p.m.

Applause as MultiChoice unveils single view DStv HD Decoder in Nigeria

MD MultiChoice, John Ugbe
MultiChoice recently unveiled yet another innovation milestone in Nigeria with the launch of its first HD single view decoder.
A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng stated that the DStv HD Decoder delivers great HD signals and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound accessible to DStv subscribers.
The DStv HD decoder will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merciless Messi breaks Champions League record

Lionel Messi smashed the all-time Champions League goal scoring record by netting a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-0 win at APOEL on Tuesday night.
The Argentina forward broke the La Liga goalscoring record by netting three times in a 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla on Saturday and he was at it again in Nicosia three days later.

Invasion 1897 storms cinemas December 5

Celebrated Nollywood director, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, has concluded plans with Silverbird Distribution West Africa, for the theatrical release of his award-winning film, Invasion 1897.
According to a statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng, the film will be released on December 5, 2014, in Nigeria and Ghana.

Trending photo: Tayo rocks at BBA One Campaign

Nigerian rep at BBA Hotshots, Tayo relaxing at One Campaign

Monday, November 24, 2014

Distraught Nollywood star, Stephanie Okereke opens up on brother's alleged rape

SHOWBIZPLUSng brings you the official statement issued by Nollywood star, Stephanie Okereke-Linus on the alleged rape scandal involving her brother.

BBA Hotshots: With two weeks to go, things get serious once again in the house

Desmond Elliot hanging out with the housemates

Big Brother’s biggest-ever prank was revealed on Sunday night’s Big Brother Hotshots show, as he summoned the former housemates from the house and revealed his plan to the extremely-relieved Hotshots housemates. Nobody was evicted from the game – but with two weeks left before the winner of that USD300 000 prize is announced, its time to get serious.

Jonathan, Fashola, Tuface, Flavour, Raw, Phyno, Savage, others for Nollywood Health Convention and Awards

Phyno and Flavour set to thrill at the event

All is now set for the third edition of the annual Nollywood Health Convention and Awards holding inside the main bowl of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
The laudable initiative SHOWBIZPLUSng learnt is being powered by the Saving Life for Africa Diabetes Foundation (SLAD) in collaboration with the Victor Osuagwu-led Lagos State chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

Yul, Elliot, Tedela, Effah, Agwu others dazzle as Morris K sessay premieres Birthday Bash

Belinda Effah
After months of planning and networking, popular  filmmaker cum actor Morris K sessay  is set to premiere and release his latest work entitled Birthday Bash at the cinemas nationwide.
Among the famous faces that starred and dazzled in the thriller are:  Desmond Elliot, Yul Edochie, Funny Mallam, Julius Agwu, Belinda Effah, Morris K sessay, Bobby Micheal, Tope Tedela  and several others. The movie tells the story of a birthday party that turns sour, in a witty, comical and very entertaining way.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Football veterans still lamenting AFCON 2015 ouster

Eagles coach, Keshi
Football veterans including former Super Eagles coach Adegboye Onigbinde and ex-Nigeria winger Adokie Amiesimaka have lamented the country failure to qualify for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Executive Shame: How Anambra Governor’s wife, Ebele Obiano slapped deputy’s wife at public function

Anambra Gov, Obiano and wife, Ebele

SHOWBIZPLUSng brings you the unedited report of an online publication alleging that Ebele, the controversial wife of Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano slapped the wife of her hubby’s deputy at a recent public function in the state.

Photo of the day: Fence-jumpers-spot the difference!

The old and new faces of fence-jumpers-source: Facebook

Joke Silva, Yvonne Nelson, Uche Jombo, others excite fans as Folly storms cinemas

Uche Jombo (m) with colleagues at the US premiere of Folly

 Leading Nollywood stars Joke Silva, Uche Jombo and Yvonne Nelson are set to take over Nigerian cinemas and excite teeming fans with their latest blockbuster, Folly.
This is coming after the successful premiere of the Elizabeth Daniels produced flick in US.
The award-winning film, which also starred Joseph Benjamin, Belinda Effah and Alex Ekubo, will hit all Nigerian cinemas nationwide from December 26 (Boxing Day).

Panic as armed robbers attack UBA bullion van, injure many ... Steal millions

MD UBA, Philips Oduoza

In what has been alleged to be an insider’s work, some armed robbers recently attacked a United Bank for Africa (UBA) cash-laden bullion van at Elemoso village along Ondo-Akure Road in the Ondo East Local Government Area of the state, injuring mny.
The robbers were said to have looted the bullion van and escaped with undisclosed amount of customers’ money running into several millions of Naira.
Daylight gathered that the bullion van and the escort vehicle were found ridden with bullets in the incident which was said to have occurred at about 4.50pm, while the robbers made away with the cash with so much ease.
A reliable source further told Daylightng that policemen that escorted the bullion van were caught unawares after the armed robbers rained bullets on the police escort vehicle and the bullion van simultaneously.

Davido, Olamide, Patoranking, others for 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

With only two weeks left until the biggest music video awards ceremony takes place, Channel O has announced its lineup for the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.
 The #CHOAMVA14 reach full throttle LIVE at Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto at 20:00 on Saturday, 29 November and the performer lineup consists of an eclectic mix of artists who are guaranteed to keep viewers entertained.
 Davido, Cassper Nyovest and Skhanda Republic commander K.O, will be bringing to life on the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards stage the hits that have earned them their impressive five nominations each.

Ace entertainer, Yibo Koko joins Africa Magic...Now Head of Productions

 Renowned theatre practitioner, film director and writer, Mr. Yibo Koko, has joined the Africa Magic team as Head of Productions for M-Net West Africa. Mr. Koko’s appointment is effective immediately.
Prior to joining Africa Magic, Mr. Koko served as the Creative Consultant to the Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism and also as the Sub Committee Chairman for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 17th National Sports Festival in Rivers State. He has also participated in key local and international stakeholder functions including the 2013 Technology, Entertainment and Design (TEDx) conference where he was a speaker, and the Arts Council of WS80 London, where he was the guest speaker. He has also appeared as a judge on the popular talent show, Nigeria’s Got Talent. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exposed: Why Nigeria crashed out of AFCON 2015

It is no longer news that African champions Nigeria crashed out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after playing a 2-2 draw with Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo. What is perhaps news, is the shameful way and manner the Eagles led by embattled Stephen Keshi crashed out.
Two goals each from Tokelo Rantie and Sone Aluko in the 43rd, 48th, 67th and 90th minutes respectively, ensured that Nigeria will not be in Equatorial Guinea to defend the title, which they won in 2013 after finishing third in Group A with eight points.

Applause as Highlites with IK launches on Africa Magic

The world of African television is set for an exciting development as popular radio personality and Big Brother Africa host, IK Osakioduwa launches his new show on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 20:00 CAT (7pm Nigerian time). A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng stated that the show, Highlites with IK, will air on Africa Magic Showcase (DSTV channel 151) and will tackle societal issues with a dose of humour and wit.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wizkid, Olamide, Wande Coal, others for Lasgidi concert

Leading entertainers such as Wizkid, Olamide, Oritsefemi, Yemi Alade and Orezi have been confirmed as headliners for the forthcoming Lasgidi All Stars Concert holding on November 28 at the Vantage Beach Resort, Lekki, Lagos.

Amazingly, MTV Base VJ Ehiz and Cool FM OAP Shine, will both anchor proceedings at the concert already serenading the Lagos party scene.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Trending photo: BBA Hotshots, Samantha, Mr. 265 rocking the stage with style!

Sexy Samantha and Mr. 265 fielding questions during their eviction from BBA Hotshots house on Sunday

BBA: How Samantha, Mr. 265 were booted out of Hotshots house

After 42 days in the Big Brother Hotshots house, Mr. 265 (Malawi) and Samantha (South Africa) were booted out on Sunday night after not picking up enough votes from the continent. The 12 housemates who are left in the game are on high alert though, as Big Brother introduced a twist which they think puts them all in danger of leaving next week and surrendering their shot at the USD300 000 prize.

After Samantha and Mr. 265 were evicted, IK took viewers into the house for a special announcement from Big Brother. Biggie told the housemates that there were to be no nominations after the live show, but that instead, all of them were up for eviction next Sunday.

Super Cruise Promo: Excitement as MultiChoice doles out 20 KIA Rio cars to subscribers

L-R: Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager, GOtv; Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport, West Africa; Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria; Peter Ayewoh, Marketing Manager, Dana Motors Limited and Chioma Afe, Marketing Manager, DStv during the press conference of MultiChoice Super Cruise Promo, held at Ikeja City Mall, Alahusa Ikeja Lagos today Monday 17 November, 2014.
In keeping faith with its promise to reward subscribers, MultiChoice Nigeria, the leading pay-tv content provider for DStv and GOtv has launched the MultiChoice Super Cruise Promo. This promotion allows intending subscribers and existing subscribers to buy or subscribe their way to winning one of 20 Kia Rio cars, 100 Plasma TV screens, or 30 DStv Exploras decoders.

MEGA holds amid glitz and razzmatazz...Authentic winners, nominees list inside

Gospel acts performimg at MEGA

The uncanny revolution for the awakening of the Nigerian music industry instituted by the organisers of Nigeria's premier gospel awards, 'Music and Entertainment Gospel Awards' (MEGA) was courageously  taken to greater heights with the second edition of the pace-setting project which took place in Lagos on Friday, November 14, 2014. The award night tagged the 'MEGA Show' by the Main Organising Committee (MOC), was held at the Haven Event Centre, Ikeja GRA, Lagos with glitz, glamour and paparazzi.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Photo of the day: Nollywood star actress, Mercy Johnson flaunts her family in rare pose

Mercy and hubby posing with their two kids

Murder at the Synagogue: South Africa receives corpses...Shuns Joshua

Joshua and his collapsed building
The South African government on Saturday began the repatriation of the bodies of its citizens killed in the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos building collapse.
Eighty-one South Africans were confirmed killed in a guest house owned by the church of popular televangelist, Temitope Joshua, on September 12.
The bodies were removed from Isolo General Hospital and Mainland Hospital, Yaba in Lagos State.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Trending photos: When BBA Hotshots rep., Lillian celebrated her birthday

Lilian with a pal during her birthday visit to Module Cole children home

Lilian with orphans at the Modulpe Cole Children home when she visited them during her birthday

BBA stars, Beverly, Melvin and Lilian during the visit

Lilian having fun

Copyright war: How federal high court sealed MCSN’s fate

COSON boss, Okoroji
Any hope of the unapproved Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) that it will be allowed to operate legally in Nigeria as a copyright Collective Management Organization (CMO) has been buried by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

In a landmark ruling by Hon Justice O.E. Abang on October 24, 2014, the court threw out the case filed by MCSN in which it had sought an order of the Federal High Court restraining Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) from parading itself as Nigeria’s sole collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings.   

Tiwa Savage, others fete students as MTN surprise train hits campuses


 The ‘Pleasant Surprises’ fever, that has hit the country in the last two weeks, has gradually found its way into some higher institutions of learning in Nigeria. Students of two higher institutions in Lagos; University of Lagos and Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos, were treated to pleasant surprise moments recently, as delectable songstress and MTN ambassador, Tiwa Savage, paid a surprise visit to some students of the two schools.

GOtv powers digital migration with decoder price slash

MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, subscriber services provider of GOtv, reiterated its commitment to provide Nigerians with affordable digital terrestrial television (DTT) services at the launch of its Festive Season Campaign – GO GAGA with a massive decoder price special in Nigeria .

Friday, November 14, 2014

2015 AFCON: Equatorial Guinea replaces Morocco as host nation

CAF President, Hayatou

Morocco had originally been set to host the tournament, but then asked for it to be delayed due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, which has claimed over 5,000 lives across Africa.
CAF rejected that request and subsequently stripped Morocco of the tournament, as well as ejecting their national team from the competition, and has now awarded the tournament to Equatorial Guinea.

Shame: UK jails Nigerian couple for money laundering, human trafficking

A United Kingdom court has finally sentenced two Nigerians for human trafficking, sexual exploitation and money laundering offences.
A statement from the Office of the British High Commission in Abuja said they were jailed for eight and two years respectively, following a Home Office investigation into the trafficking of Nigerian women into the UK for sexual exploitation.
Lizzy Idahosa, 24, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on November 7, after being found guilty last month of trafficking women to and around the UK, inciting prostitution and money laundering.

Evil HIV-positive man rapes lover’s 6, 8 years old daughters in Benue State

Benue Gov, Suswam

Like the saying goes, evil that men do now lives with them.
A heartless 32-year-old mason, Terkula Iorpuur, of Behind Hemko Hospital, Kanshio, was on Thursday remanded in prison by a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping two sisters severally.
Iorpuur is charged with rape punishable under Section 284 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Terzungwe Kajo, told the court that the uncle of the victims reported the matter at ‘B’ Division Police Station, Makurdi, on October 6.
Kajo said the victims’ mother complained that the two children, aged eight and six years respectively, were not walking properly.

Pains, traffic on the roads of Yenagoa as Jonathan’s wife’s visits

It was another season of pain, harassments and traffic gridlock during the visit of wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, recently.
The visit, Daylightng gathered paralyzed social and commercial activities on the Yenagoa Mbiama Road for many hours.
It was learnt that the traffic congestion was caused by overzealous security operatives, who cordoned off some places with their vans because the President’s wife was in town to distribute empowerment items to some groups in the state.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sexy OAP Gloria Maduka quits Inspiration FM, joins Cool TV

Gloria Maduka

 This will surely come as a surprise to the teeming fans and listeners of pretty and sexy On Air Personality with the Erastus Akingbola-led Inspiration FM.
The American trained presenter, actress and musician recently quit her job at the radio station that brought her fame and accolades and strategically pitched her tent with the Amin Moussali-powered Cool family.
A statement sent to SHOWBIZPLUSng stated that Miss Maduka has officially joined the Cool family as a staff.

Photo of the day: Super star Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus unveils rare portrait with hubby

Mt. and Mrs. Linus relaxing amid opulence

Revealed! The real story of how Tuface, mum escaped being lynched by angry villagers

What would have become a national tragedy was recently averted in Amafu community, Okpowu LGA of Benue State when Mrs. Rose Idibia, the mother of famous singer, Innocent Idibia famously known as Tuface narrowly escaped death in the hands of her people.

SHOWBIZPLUSng gathered that she was attacked by her late husband’s kinsmen for allegedly turning her famous son against his people.

Trending photos: Sexy Miss Tourism 2014, Chinyere Adogu unveils ravishing new look!