Princess Halliday show is an Empower Africa Initiative showcasing people who’ve done positively beyond all odds whilst Inspiring, Educating and Motivating the world to Live their Best Life.
Ms Tonto Dike was on the show two days ago. She Opened up about her life as an Actress, Her plans for stage performances Musically, her Love for God and her Relationship.
So, regardless of what some of you might consider Tonto Dike to be, some other still see her as an inspiration.
The show will be seen in over 48 continents in Africa, currently n BEN tv London.
For more informations on the show, log on to http://www.princesshalliday.com
With new year comes new resolutions and it seems to us that, that is what Olu Maintain is obviously after.
Olu has opened up to his fans about his present status and declares that he’s tired of it and is obviously seeking a change.
In his own word:
“Before now, my career has been my wife and companion and that makes it necessary for me to start prioritising.
It will be a safe assumption now to say I am seeking for something that is missing in my life.
There is no woman in my life now but I am working towards it. I just want my woman to love me and love what I do.
I am not attaching any physical attributes to it because that eventually will go away.
It’s better to fall in love with someone because that lasts forever. My parents have been married for 43 years”.
So ladies this bachelor is in search of his missing rib. If you think you are that rib, then you better go make him see it!
Ice Prince has turned down an endorsement deal from major telecom company Globacom.
Insiders said during the week, that Ice Prince was approached with a mouth watering deal to become the brand’s latest ambassador because of his recent successes -the release his first official single ‘Oleku‘, his many local and international awards, and his bestselling debut album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ in 2011.
But Panshak Zamani doesn’t come cheap. We hear he’s asking for a whooping sum of $1m (N157,000,000) or no deal.
‘Ice Prince was serious, he knows his worth and knows they can afford it so he turned the deal down‘, a source said.
Most GLO ambassadors are paid within the N10-N20m range, with D’banj and Psquare being the rare exceptions. Psquare got N240m for a four year deal.
It remains uncertain if GLO is upping the figures for the Chocolate City rapper. But if they concede to Ice’s demands, he’ll become the rapper with the biggest endorsement deal ever.
In the last 20 months, the rapper has become the highest-earning Nigerian rapper, with revenue sources including concert fees and endorsements (he inked a deal with LG in 2012) as well as non-music related deals too.
For a fan simply identified as Tunde, days like January 13, 2013 will be a day he might continue to pray to always come his way even though the day had a bit of pain in it. This is because the aftermath of the ‘bitter leaf’ later resulted into ‘sweetness’ as a Yoruba adage puts it.
A harmless and excited Tunde, seeing his role model, called unto 9ice but the singer didn’t respond.
Like the Biblical woman with the issue of blood who had the faith that if she touches the tip of Jesus Christ’s cloth, she would be healed, Tunde, filled with the same faith, stepped forward to reportedly tap 9ice by his shoulder.
But instead of getting his ‘healing’, he reportedly got a dirty a slap on his face. This almost caused a storm in the tea cup as Tunde angrily and tearfully lambasted 9ice shouting at the top of his voice.
Embarrassed by this, 9ice was reported to have quickly moved to calm Tunde and allegedly promised to give him something when he (9ice) is about leaving the event.
Pacified by this, Tunde reportedly stopped shouting. He was later spotted, as reported, with 9ice with a ‘paper-like’ substance tucked in his hand.
When asked further about what was given to him by the singer, Tunde reportedly declined to give further information and left the venue.
*Culled From Islanders Magazine*
Estranged wife of 9ice, Toni Payne is obviously not finding Tonto Dike’s musical controversies funny.
Toni Payne is being reported to have said this recently concerning Tonto Dike:
“It’s actually funny, I would not want to lie, I heard one of her songs on radio once. You know what; I think the way people reacted to it seemed like bad. There is a way you criticise people constructively, you don’t have to make the person feel bad, I think a lot of people turned it into insults. That’s probably, because they don’t like her. It was not even as bad as they make it look like. But my score is that, obviously, she is not a singer. And I am sure she knows she is not a singer. May be she was just having fun. For that, I will give her like 25% over 100% for her effort. There are some people that have dreams and they like to fulfill their dreams, so she gets 25% for trying”.
2012 Big Brother Africa Stargame evictee, Goldie and former Sound City VJ, Denrele Edun, are starting a new television reality show.
The TV show is called: ‘Tru Friendship’ and it is set to kick off in February as scenes for the first episode have been shot already.
‘Tru Friendship’ is about the everyday life of Goldie, both as a celebrity singer and as Susan Harvey, her real name.
The show will also showcase the normal lives of some celebrities in Nigeria, making the viewers get to know more about their favourite celebs.
We can’t wait….
News reaching us states that musical group Styl Plus as in Shiffi and Zeal (Tunde has left the group for now to pursue a solo career) have recently relocated to Lagos (permanently) from their base in Abuja.
They now live on the Island and are currently in the studio making great music.
Meaning Nigerians are to watch out for this group this year 2013!
1 Wande Coal ft Don Jazzy – The Kick
2 Ice Prince ft Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, MI & Khuli Chana – Aboki(remix)
3 Wizkid – Thank You
4 Iyanya – Flavour
5 Samklef – Suwe Remix ft Olamide
6 Olamide – Rayban Abacha
7 Phyno ft Olamide – Ghost Mode
8 Terry G – So high
9 Remincse – Ni’Gboro
9 Lambogini ft Olamide – Gbaladun
10 Sarz ft Wizkid – Beat Of Life [Samba]
Enjoy your week
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Babatunde Agboluaje AKA Sossi is a singer, songwriter and producer from Oyo State, Nigeria.
This new artiste is a student of University of Lagos who’s making his debut on the Nigerian music scene in a big way with the single “DO ME”.
With his influences being Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Drake and locally 2Face, Asa, Banky W, Eldee, Don Jazzy and Sauce-Kid, Sossi flaunts a style that is slicker than your average 20 year old.
Sossi is undoubtedly one of the future of Naija Pop and we can only hope he gets the attention of the industry with this new single. Enjoy.
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The PH Fast Rising Rapper “eQlipse” is here with the visuals for his 1st single sabi’sumtin’boi which created a lot of buzz last year and is also here with new song titled “Jasi ft Maido” Produced By Mercury.
Both tracks are from his forthcoming Mixtape titled “Rhythm.And.Precession[R.A.P]” set to drop in the 2nd quarter of 2013 Under the VirgoNation /HouseMusic_inc Recording studios.
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He cut a pathetic picture; helplessness was written all over him. It was hard to imagine that someone who had gained national popularity on the rested New Masquerade series and home videos could be cut down by illness, poverty and neglect.
That is the story of Mr. Romanus Uchenna Amuta aka Natty. It was a tough job getting him to speak, as a stroke had left him with slurred speech and sluggish movements. Sitting before the reporter was a shadow of the crafty and witty character, which he cut as Natty.
“If government does not come to help me now, then I will die very soon,” were the few words he let out with great effort.
Interestingly, Natty is one of the few surviving cast of the once celebrated New Masquerade,.
The comedy show didn’t just disappear from the tube gradually; it took some of its stars along.
Cast such as James Iroha (Giringory Akabuogu), Christy Essien-Igbokwe (Apena), Claude Eke (Jegede Shokoya) have died, while Davis Offor (Clarus) is currently blind.
In Natty’s case, stroke caught up with him in 2006, and left him bedridden. When he miraculously managed to regain his steps in 2010, he could only manage to limp, as the right side of his body had gone numb.
Currently, he doesn’t just limp or manage to walk and move with only the left side of his body, he is almost a vegetable. Reason: he is slowly losing his memory of past events, old friends and his surroundings.
As he struggled in slurred and un-coordinated speech to narrate the story of his life as a stroke patient, Natty told Saturday People that he had become tired of life and needed urgent medical attention.
He laments that though he is just in his 60s, he is already looking like a 90-year-old due to the partial paralysis that has confined him within the walls of his “old three bedroom flat” on 7, Umuchi Nwoko Street, Off One Day Road, in Agbani Road, Enugu, Enugu State.
He says poverty has further worsened his case, as he can’t afford to eat good food, buy drugs or receive medical attention.
He cannot even afford good clothes or the good things of life, he says, adding that virtually all the property in his residence was acquired in the 1970s and changing them has become a mission impossible.
“Even the best clothes in my wardrobe were bought in 1984 when I made some reasonable money working with Daily Times Newspaper as an Advert Representative in Enugu. Since then, to buy even pant na war,” he stated.
At a point during the interview with our correspondent, Natty began to cry.
“Will I be poor in New Masquerade and still be poor in real life, and even now that I’m about to die?” he wondered, with tears dropping from his eyes.
He struggled to add, “I’m … … so, so, so, so poor that I could not even cure the stroke when it was just starting. Now that it (the stroke) is even worse, there is no money to even enjoy myself, even if na small enjoyment before I quench like my mama wey die a long time ago.”
Natty’s recurring comments about being poor would definitely take not a few Nigerians down memory lane to how he (Natty) came into limelight starring as a true representation of the ‘poverty class’ of the Nigerian society in the New Masquerade series, which was aired on the Nigeria Television Authority for many years.
What attempt has he made to overcome poverty and stroke, even now that he is supposedly in his twilight years on earth?
“I have reached out to my friends, but it appears they have abandoned me to die.
“For my people (his relatives), they have tried, but they can’t kill themselves. My children have also done their best for me,” he stated.
He, however, says that the major source of his worry is that he has been left to his fate despite several overtures to government officials and political appointees through notable personalities in Enugu State.
He said, “I believe that if government comes to help me my problems will be over. But the more they delay in coming, the more my body dies, and soon the entire Natty will just die and leave you people.
“If they (government) can send me to any of the best hospitals in the world, I will surely get better and bounce back to life.”
Alternatively, Natty is calling on the Enugu State Government to give him land and money.
“They should give me land. I need a land and money from government. I need money; plenty money,” he pleaded.
On what he would do with the land and money, Natty says, “I will invest in the land or sell it so that I can treat myself or at least take care of myself instead of this poverty.”
For the money, he says, “They should give me plenty money, enough to take me out of this country for treatment.”
Natty is married to Mrs. Cordelia Amuta, a primary school teacher and they have two male and four female children. They are all living in different places.
He hails from Udi Local Government Area in Enugu State and his children are all grown-ups. Unknown to many, he has a 12-year-old son from another woman whose identity is not known.
Natty’s wife, Cordelia, was not at home on the two occasions Saturday People visited his residence, as she was said to have gone to work. But on the second visit to his residence, the little boy, Okechukwu, was at home and had a lot to reveal.
According to him, his mother hails from Ogugu in Awgu Local Government Area of the state and he is the product of the affair his father (Natty) had with her in 2000.
On his experience with his sick father, Okechukwu, a student of Army Children School 1, Enugu, says he feels pain that he is not experiencing the care of a father.
He said, “Any time my friends in school tell me about what their fathers did or bought for them, I usually feel like killing myself because my father is not only sick, he doesn’t have the money to shower me with that kind of love also.
“Sometimes, I stay in my room and cry. My stepmother has been very good to me, but then I have always wanted to enjoy the tender touch and care of my father.
“He would have loved to do that but he is sick. The things he would have loved to get for me, he can’t because there is no money. My father is dying and I am appealing to people, Nigerians and the people in government to come and help my father.”
Okechukwu added, “My mother is in her village in Awgu, so I don’t get to see her all the time. That is why I really need my father to be alive and healthy for me.”
One of the surviving members of the New Masquerade cast is Chief Chika Okpala, aka ‘Zebrudaya’. Zebrudaya, who was the lead cast of the series, was approached for comments on Natty’s state and he said, “It is really unfortunate that Nigerian actors have been left to die. I don’t know why calamity has chosen to befall the film industry, especially the cast of the New Masquerade that is almost wiped out.”
Shaking his head, the comic actor added, “If Natty dies without the government coming to his aid, it will be so bad. But I know that death is a necessary end that must come when it will and so we will not run away from death.
“We don’t know how we came into this world and we don’t know what we signed with God when we were coming.
“All we know is that we came into this world, we met each other and we propagated the show and the show worked. So anywhere God plucks one off, so be it.
“I will keep praying for Natty and we hope something good will come, and early, before it might become late.”
Legendary high life musician, Sir Victor Olaiya featured 2face Idibia in the remix of his classic song, Baby Jowo.
They shot the video for the song days back (photo above) in a hotel in Surulere. The song is already out and the video will be released soon…
WizKid is finally opening up about what went down with EME recordsand also about his new management.
Click here to watch the video and find out more about all the exclusive details:
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Someone somewhere is messing with Durella’s files, whoever the person is Durella has two words for you: Easy Tiger.
Check it out
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Eme soldier skales is here with Send down the rain.
Young Skales drops a track which Is real Tight,and he sampled a classic song of the same name by Nigerian Reggae Legend Majek Fashek.
The young dude has been making waves and proving to his fans that he can be the best and deliver when you need him. Under the EME records. Listen and Enjoy
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YSG Entertainment presents ace lyricist and multiple award winning rapper, VECTOR’S “Follow Me Dey Go”(Official Video).
Shot and directed by Antwan Smith, the video is set on a beach in Miami Florid.
Follow Me Dey Go is the 3rd single off Vector’s sophomore album “THE SECOND COMING”. The Deluxe Edition of the album is due out soon.
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Check out music sensation, Goldie and always talking Channel O VJ, Derenle on the front page of the first ever issue of SIMS Magazine.
What do you think about their looks?
Yep, it seems another divorce is shaking the entire Nigerian Music Scene.
WizKid due to some reasons best known to him it seems, has parted ways with Banky W.
WizKid took to twitter to tweet this:
“Don’t take Loyalty for stupidity..don’t!”
“Moving on to start all over again!…Fuck it!..”
“if dey sleep on u..move on!”
Err WizKid did you actually mean Sleep or Step???? Anyways moving on….
Banky W obviously isn’t finding the whole situation funny because hes reported to have actually tweeted and deleted:
“This is what happens when you pick someone up from the gutters and make him something”
Hmmmmmn, this is a steaming gist and am eager to know what yall think about it!
Leave your comments and keep watching this space for more info as this story unfolds.
Njideka who happens to be a newcomer in the Nigerian music industry, is a female song writer and vocalist set to make a statement in Nigeria with her sweet and sensational voice.
Here is her debut single titled “Heart Attack” and she did great on it, the vocals, hook, choice of beat and lyrics all on point. I think Njideka can kick it with the best of the female artists in the industry judging from what she did on this particlar song.
Abuja based GospelOnDeBeatz produced this lovely song.
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