31 August 2014

Relationships: Cheater David Lucado banned from contacting Britney Spears


Britney Spears has decided to end all contact with ex-boyfriend David Lucado after 18-months together.

David cheated with another woman and the incident was caught on tape. His rep told TMZ, “David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out.” And he’s reportedly desperate to speak with Britney, explain the cheating, and work things out. However, Team Britney has closed ranks. He’s not welcome at her Vegas show, her home, and they’ve blocked his phone number.

Finally Married: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Wed in Miami


After dating for four years, the power couple walked down the aisle at a grand ceremony attended by few friends and family.

We can’t help but sound cliché when we say it Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have cemented their ‘union’!

The Hollywood actress and Miami Heat basket baller exchanged vows in Miami at the stunning Chateau Artisan castle in a black-and-white themed affair on August 30, 2014.

Parisian-Nigerian born magazine editor, Dimeji Alara Loses Dad To Cancer


Days after 2face Idibia lost his father to cancer, the deadly disease has also claimed the life of another celeb's dad.

One of Nigeria’s very popular wardrobe and fashion stylist Dimeji Alara has lost his father.

According to the Parisian-Nigerian born magazine editor, his father passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 after battling cancer.

Joan Rivers' Daughter Says She's "Resting Comfortably"


Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, has released an update about her mom's condition and she says, the E! Fashion Police host is said to be in stable yet still critical condition, according to E! Online.

After arriving in New York City with her 13-year-old son to be by her mom's side on Thursday, Aug. 28, Melissa told reporters at the Mount Sinai Hospital via rep Sid Dinsay:

Ebola Crisis: Edo State Governor - Oshiomhole sensitises market women on Ebola


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, recently, held a sensitisation meeting with market women in the state on precautionary measures to take to stop the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease in the state.

Speaking at the meeting with the market women in Benin City, Oshiomhole said, “the meeting today is two parts: First, to tell you about the Ebola disease that was brought from another country to Lagos.

Prof. Dora Akunyili is a Personal Loss to Bayelsa…. Gov Dickson


The death of Professor Dora Akunyili has been described as not only shocking and painful, but a personal loss to the Government and people of Bayelsa State on account of her major contribution to the establishment of the Drug Mart in the State capital, Yenagoa.


In his tribute to late Professor Dora Akunyili, Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson said, the edifice housing the mart is a telling story of the essential Akunyili as a caring and visionary leader that was always poised to eradicate the prevalence of fake drugs in the state and the country as a whole.

30 August 2014

Trending: Jonathan, Last President Of Amalgamated Nigeria


A socio-political group – Efik Eburutu Royal Fraternity Forum, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan would be the last president of Nigeria particularly with the determination of some ethnic nationalities in the country to go their different ways.

Speaking to our reporter in Calabar, High Chief Eyo Bassey Eyo-Cobham, Chairman of the group, said the Nigerian state had come to its dead end as “each nation state is going its different way.”

E! Entertainment Fashion Critic - Joan Rivers Stops Breathing In Hospital


The Fashion police host was undergoing surgery and is now said to be in critical condition

E! Entertainment fashion critic, Joan Rivers has been hospitalized after she stopped breathing during a surgery.

81-year-old Rivers’ was having an operation on her vocal chords when her condition suddenly deteriorated.

A family source said:

EVENT: Nigerian Music Industry set for ‘NO MUSIC DAY’, September 1st


The stage is set for the annual ‘No Music Day’ celebration on September 1, 2014 by the Nigerian Music Industry Coalition. The event which will be in its 6th year will focus attention on the widespread infringement of the rights of composers, song writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry.

Asa Made the Right Decision Leaving Nigeria….OAP, Funmi Iyanda


Exceptionally brilliant TV talk show host, Funmi Iyanda, has sent words of accolades to Nigerian French singer-songwriter, and recording artist, Bukola Elemide better known as Asa.

Funmi who took to her social media to narrate her encounter with the singer, explained that watching the singer for about 12 years, struggling to craft a niche for herself in the Nigerian music industry, it was indeed necessary for her to have left the country because if she had stayed, there wouldn’t have been an Asa today.

Here is what she wrote about the singer;

Tiwa Savage - "You Cannot Return Me To My Parents",She tells Husband!


With the whole break up saga that goes around celebrity marriages these days, singer, Tiwa Savage-Balogun has intended to stay married no matter what.

The singer took to her social media platform to tell her husband that he can not return her to her parents. She took up a board in which was written;

Ebola Crisis: 39 Immigrants from DR Congo, Senegal arrested in Lagos


At least 39 foreign nationals were ,yesterday, arrested by Police and Immigration officers in two hotels on Lagos Island.

It was gathered that they were arrested following a tip-off by some residents of the area over fears of the spread of Ebola virus disease.

Rita Dominic reveals she’s in a Relationship... "I'm in a Happy Place"


The award winning actress, who covers the September issue of Blanck digital magazine, dished on her love life, admitting she’s in a relationship and is in a happy place in her life.

Rita Dominic tells Blanck magazine;
“I feel grateful, thankful and excited as well. Not many have the opportunity to get to this number and for the most part, I have had a good life. Yes I am dating someone and I am in a happy place. I’m good.”

Ebola Crisis: Sister Of Dead Ebola Doctor Escapes From Port Harcourt, 200 Quarantined


The sister of the Doctor who died of Ebola in Port Harcourt has escaped. It was gathered that the woman escaped to Abia State to avoid being quarantined along with others who came into contact with the late doctor. 

The good news is that one of her siblings, who is also a Medical Doctor in the city, has forced her to go back to the quarantine center in Port Harcourt, advising her that she could get help there.

Ebola Crisis: Diplomat Who Took Ebola To Port Harcourt Identified


The ECOWAS official who infected Dr. Iyke Enemuo has been named as Olubukun Koye and he was treated at Mandate Gardens hotel in Port Harcourt

Investigations have revealed that the official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who escaped from quarantine in Lagos is named Olubukun Koye.

Koye fled to Port Harcourt after coming in contact with index case, Patrick Sawyer and hired a doctor, Iyke Enemuo to treat him in a hotel.

29 August 2014

MasterCard-branded National eID Card Launched in Nigeria


Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic payments functionality to 13 million Nigerians. This initiative is the largest rollout of a biometric-based verification card with an electronic payment solution in the country and the broadest financial inclusion program in Africa.

The eID card forms a key component of the Nigerian Identity Management System, deployed by NIMC as part of its mandate to create, maintain and operate the country’s first central National Identity Database and 
provide proof of identity to Nigerians 16 years and older.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their 30s


For many of us, our 20s feel like a liquid decade--everything is in flux as we work out what we want to do professionally and who we want to be (and be with) personally. It's in your 30s that life often seems to settle down into something firmer and more solid.
But what if the form it takes isn't as you hoped? How do people end up moving into the middle of their lives lugging mistakes and regrets to either be born or undone? Or to put it a simpler way, what are the most common ways people mess up their 30s? 

Shocking: Angelina Jolie's Father, Not Invited To Her Wedding


Angelina Jolie's super star dad, Jon Voight was no where to be found at her wedding to Brad Pitt last Saturday in France. Was or wasn't he invited?

According to gossip site, TMZ, the 'Anaconda' actor found out about the nuptials online on Thursday morning. He told the site that he was pre-occupied with his Emmys nomination (for his role in "Ray Donovan").

Billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija Didn’t Go To University! (FULL STORY)


Nigeria’s richest woman has opened up on her life and her rise to the mega bucks

Billionaire, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija is one of the richest women in Africa, and like peers Bill Gates of Microsoft and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, she didn’t go to a university.

Alakija made the revelation while addressing students of the University of Lagos during the 2014 UN International Youths Day.

Her words...

Photos from the wedding of First Bank MD's daughter, Omolola Onasanya


Omolola Onasanya, the daughter of the Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria, Bisi Onasanya recently married her man, Olusola Oladunjoye. The wedding took place at the City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lekki Lagos.

Dignitaries at the wedding included Bayelsa state Governor, Seriake Dickson, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tiwa Savage, Bola Shagaya, Ogun State First Lady and many others. See more photos after the cut...

HOT VIDEO! Basketmouth, MTV Base Crew & Celebs remake “Dorobucci” Music Video


Check out this fun video of Basketmouth and the MTV Base crew as well as a few celebs dancing to Mavin Records‘ hot track – Dorobucci.

Basketmouth gone totally 'razy...lol

Watch the full length video below.

Ini Edo, Desmond Eliot and more set for Iyabo Ojo’s upcoming movie ‘Beyond Disability’


Following the success of Dayo Amusa’s flick ‘Unforgivable’ which featured Mike Ezuruonye and Desmond Elliot – er, her bestie, Iyabo Ojo has decided to tour the same path by featuring the likes of Ini Edo, Ngozi Nwosu (wicked Mother-in-law), Desmond Elliot (Hubby), Halima Abubakar and even her teenage children in her upcoming movie (Beyond Disability) too.

The shooting of ‘Beyond Disability’ started on August 16th.

See photos after the cut...

Kate Henshaw take a break in Acting, "Dedicating 8 Years for politics"


Actress Kate Henshaw has revealed she plans to take a break from acting to face politics squarely. When asked if she's quitting acting for politics in an interview with Sahara TV, Ms Henshaw said;

"Well, Well, I will take a break to serve the larger population of Nigeria. I won't quit. Arnold Schwarzenegger was Governor and he is back to acting again. You take time off,you serve your people. I don't hope to be there forever. I just want to do, make noise, leave when the ovation is loudest. That's the best way. Yeah ...I don't want to be there for 10 years, 12 years, 16 years, that's the best way. I want to do other things. 4-8 years, that's the limit you can hold me to my word." Continue...

28 August 2014

Coming Soon!, Oby's Connect Launches Magazine Sept. 2014


Oby's Connect Magazine is scheduled for launch comes September, 2014. The Magazine which shall be available in both digital and paperback media will be made public in second week of September. More details about the launch date shall be communicated as usual as the event unfolds.

We have also created a facbook fan page for easy sharing of updates with our friends on facebook. You can access the page via this link www.facebook.com/obysconnect

Ebola Crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus,

A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus
 from spreading, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia - 14 August 2014

Ebola is one of the world's most deadly viruses but is not airborne, so cannot be caught like flu. Medics say avoiding it should be quite easy if you follow these tips:

Ebola: Nigeria closes all schools until October


All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

The new academic year was due to start on Monday.

But the education minister ordered the closures to allow staff to be trained on how to handle suspected Ebola cases.

Breaking News: Ebola Kills Another Medical Doctor In Port Harcourt


While Nigerians are still sad over the death of Stella Adadevoh, another doctor, who secretly treated a diplomat who had contact with the Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died of Ebola in Nigeria.

The doctor, who has yet to be named, died on Friday. His wife has taken ill and has been quarantined in Port Harcourt. Interestingly, the diplomat the doctor treated is still alive.

Richest Man In The World, 2014


We find out who is the Richest Man in the World!

Every year a list of the richest men in the world is published and the top 10 are listed below. It is interesting that the man at the top, Bill Gates, lost his crown to Carlos Slim Helu in 2013 but got it back again in 2014.

But that’s how it goes in business. There is no rivalry between the two of them and they are in fact joining forces to set up a non-profit making philanthropic cause — although the full details have not been released yet. A lot of these billionaires have had to work really hard for their money, as not all of them inherited fortunes from wealthy parents. Let’s look at the top ten richest men, counting down to number one.

HOT LIST: See the Richest Actors in the World...


Here is a list of the top ten richest actors in the world. They are famous in varying degrees — but all have made huge fortunes in their careers. Some have been paid huge amounts for individual movies, while many have gone into directing and producing to supplement their incomes.

Some have also gone into other areas of business, or made good investments during the lifetimes. Many have gone from rags to riches. Let’s look at the top ten richest actors in the world, counting down to number one.

Nick Cannon’s Father Comes For Mariah, Ask Son for Forgiveness


While many of us are still wondering what happened between Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey to cause them to separate, Nick’s father, James Cannon, has his own theory about what happened and isn’t shy about sending subliminal shots on social media.

It looks like he’s blaming Mariah for the end of their union. 

He wrote this on Facebook:

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon WILL NEVER Get Back Together, Says Source...


Mariah Carey has been making hits since before Taylor Swift was born, but it seems the Elusive Chanteuse is now taking a page from Swifty's song book, because sources say that she and Nick Cannon are officially never, ever, ever getting back together.

Nick was spotted leaving Mariah's apartment Tuesday but insiders tell TMZ that he was just spending some time with his kids and discussing future custody arrangements.

27 August 2014

HOT VIDEO: Usher and Nicki Minaj Heat Up the Club in "She Came to Give It to You" Music Video


Nicki Minaj is one busy lady. Just one week after dropping her scandalous "Anaconda" music video and a few days after storming the MTV Video Music Awards for two talked-about performances (and a wardrobe malfunction!), the rapper is lending her rhymes and her dance moves to Usher's new "She Came to Give It to You" music video.

The visuals to the pair's single, which they performed at the VMAs, debuted late Tuesday, Aug. 26. Usher teased the sexy video before its release, hyping the production by Pharrell Williams and writing that he was "grateful" for the project.

Mariah Carey Steps Out With Kids; Nick Cannon Wears "Saved" Baseball Cap as Marriage Crumbles

Credit: XactpiX/Splash News; Alo Ceballos/GC Images

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon stepped out separately in NYC this week, after Cannon confirmed that the two have been living separately for months.

The Elusive Chanteuse is out and about! Mariah Carey took her twins Monroe and Moroccan out to lunch in NYC on Tuesday, Aug. 26, while estranged husband Nick Cannon was spotted leaving their apartment. Cannon beamed in a baseball cap which read "Saved," as his marriage to Carey continues to crumble.

Mercy Johnson 3rd Wedding Anniversary - "Gushes about Married Life"


There was a lot of controversy surrounding their union, but Mercy Johnson and Prince Odianosen Okojie are still going strong.

The couple have now been married for 3 years. Today, Wednesday 27th August is their wedding anniversary.

EXCLUSIVE: MY BABY PRINCESS JENNIFER O' AT 5 MONTHS (PHOTOS)


My little Princess Jennifer Oreva Okolo clock 5 months August 23rd and had some photo shots to mark the day. She's coming out strong to be one of the youngest celebrity around.
See more pictures after the cut...

HOT! Jessie J - Official Video for "Bang Bang"


Have you seen the Official Video for "Bang Bang"?
Well here it is after the cut...

EXCLUSIVE: Davido Live in Berlin!


Nigerian music king of new school is scheduled to hold a live concert in Berlin September, 2014.

Stick to my blog for more update on this and developing stories.

26 August 2014

Kim Kardashian “has no use for Beyonce anymore”, gives up trying to make friends


Kim Kardashian is reportedly done trying to befriend Beyonce.

The women have been photographed together on several occasions and were initially reported to be friends. However, it was subsequently claimed that Beyonce couldn’t stand Kim, felt stalked as Kim tried to gain access to Beyonce’s inner circle and tagged along on Jay Z and Kanye’s joint tour. As such, it’s now claimed the women have nothing to do with one another. Especially after Beyonce blew off the wedding in order to… braid her hair and relax in The Hamptons.

A source claims, there is “absolutely no love lost between Kim and Beyonce.”

Nick Cannon “deeply concerned about Mariah’s mental health”


According to multiple sources, in addition to their lack of mutual trust and respect, it was Nick Cannon’s lack of discretion that ended his marriage to Mariah Carey.

Insiders claimed, Mariah became dissatisfied with the number of interviews Nick gave about their home and intimate life. He would talk about past relationships, their twins, and the problems in their marriage.

However, sources in Nick’s camp reveal that HE ended the relationship. Not Mariah.

Wonders shall never end! Strangers Moved Into Man's New House, Changed the Locks


Closing on a home is supposed to be the happy, celebratory. Moment of the often-stressful process of buying a house. Unfortunately for a new homeowner in Portland, Ore., that’s when the problems really started.

Rod Nylund bought a house in the city and hired a contractor to do some work at the recently purchased home, but when the contractor arrived, a family was already living there. It wasn’t Nylund or the previous owners — instead, others had moved into the vacant home, started their own utility services and changed the locks, local station KPTV reports. In other words, Nylund had some squatters on his land.

Top 5+1 Reasons Why Jim Iyke is Too Much...And We Love It!


Jim Iyke (James Ikechukwu Esomugha) is a Nigerian actor and singer-songwriter. He is one of the highest paid Nollywood actors and has featured in over 150 films.

1. Have you listened to Jim Iyke talk in movies? He sounds as if he makes his own lines and completely ignores his scripts. He is so intense! Lol, but I love it.

Nicki Minaj claims MTV VMAs wardrobe malfunction was real, but it was STAGED



Nicki Minaj wardrobe malfunction with dress unzipped, staged for attention Nicki Minaj is currently on Instagram sharing dozens of photos of her many looks from last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. She performed Anaconda and Bang Bang (and also performed with Usher) in some of the most talked about moments of the night.

During Bang Bang, Nicki appeared to be experiencing an issue with her dress, which appeared unzipped, and not on purpose. Immediately after the performance, Nicki yelled to reporters “You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction.” Adding, “We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up.” She continued making excuses on Instagram, writing, “God is good. As long as a n**ple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine.”

War Against Ebola: Scientists invent robot to prevent spread of virus (See Photo)


In an effort to eliminate Ebola,US scientists have created two “germ-killing robots” which have been deployed to the JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital in Monrovia,Liberia.

The robots, technically known as TRU-D SmartUVC, were used to disinfect health care environments where Ebola patients are being treated.The inventor, a tropical disease expert and medical anthropologist Dr. Jeffery L. Deal said ...

Japan Offers Ebola Drug: Awaits decision by the WHO - Product in stock for more than twenty thousand patients.


Japan could allegedly provide the self-developed unapproved drug to help treat Ebola.

Reuters reports with reference to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who briefed journalists at a recent press conference held August 25, that Japan was ready to cooperate with the World Health Organization (WHO) by offering their solution.

Ini Edo’s Marital Crisis Degenerates... Husband’s Family Accuse Her of being behind their Son’s Crisis


Change is said to be the only thing constant and this period seems not to be the best of times for Iniobong Edo-Ehiagwina, whose fortune seems to have taken a downward course. The dark-skinned actress has fallen out of favour with movie marketers over the allegation that she is pompous and undisciplined, which is the reason she has not been getting roles in movies as she used to get some time back, while an actress like Mercy Johnson has her hands full even when she’s still nursing her baby.

Seyi Shay Acquires New Hyundai ix35 SUV Ride


Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay has been blessed with a Hyundai ix35 SUV.

The singer announced the acquisition on her social media page and boasted of its functions. According to the pretty act, the black ‘toy’ comes with a finger print lock and other functions.

“It is perfect for a young working class spinster like me that needs a little run around car. Thanks to my pals at Hyundai Lagos,” she said.

Davido’s Togo concert... Female fan fainted



I’m not sure if this is a good or bad news. Good news in the sense that African fans are beginning to love their celebrities so much as to faint while they are performing, or bad news in the sense that we hope and pray the young lady who fainted and was rushed out from Davido’s recently held concert in Togo is fine and okay.

HOT!!!: Sean Tizzle Releases New Music Video -'Perfect Gentleman'


Sean Tizzle is one artist who came into the limelight and unexpectedly took the music industry by storm, and of course we mean that in a very good way.

The Ondo state born artiste, real names Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele, captured the hearts of many in 2013 with his hit single captioned ‘Sho Lee’, and from then on he became unstoppable in his journey of fame. While a lot of people may not understand most part of the song, it was a very catchy tune that just stuck on our lips and the stereos of many.

25 August 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Finally Get Married


The Hollywood power couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony in France last Saturday.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot after dating for close to 10 years.

The Hollywood power couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony in France last Saturday.

A rep for the couple revealed the secret nuptials in a statement Thursday afternoon: