Wednesday, October 30

Photo: Fake R. Kelly Dupes Fans In Louisiana

According to 8 News, the King of R&B, R. Kelly  was nowhere to be found at the R.Kelly Live In Concert in Louisiana last weekend as fans waited for three hours after buying tickets to the show. Instead, a fake R. Kelly showed up late and lip sung throughout the concert.

Reports say fans haven’t stopped complaining bitterly after paying good money [$150] only to get a lip-synching impostor perform in the same concert at the Monroe Civic Center,La. Organizers apparently advertised the singer Saturday night [Oct.26] but once a performer finally took the stage, it wasn’t the real R.Kelly. Continue........

Dangote Makes Forbes World's Most Powerful People List While President Jonathan Is No Where To Be Found (SEE FULL LIST)

Forbes just released its World's Most Powerful People list and put Russian president Vladamir Putin ahead of US president Barack Obama. I wonder how...They also said Nigerian Billionaire and business tycoon, Aliko Dangote is more powerful than President Goodluck Jonathan. Dangote was placed 64th most powerful person in the world, while President is no where to be found on the list. See the rest of the list after the cut...

Nigerian Popular Comedienne, Princess Expects First Child

It is indeed a great news coming from the home of Nigerian talented comedienne, Princess Damilola Adekoya as she is expecting her first child by the month of April2014.

The buxomly humour merchant who got married to her sweetheart in Lagos in May, 2013, is already in the second trimester of her pregnancy and those who have seen her of recent say she is resplendent and really looking like an expectant mother.
Princess who has been a fixture in comedian Tee-A’s show on television, is one of Nigeria’s most versatile rib crackers and she carries her punch lines with great panache. 
Big congrats to Princess from TLB, wishing you a very safe delivery.

OJB Jezreel Discharged From India Hospital, Sends Thanksgiving Message To Nigerians [Read]

Nigerian popular music producer, Babatunde Okungbowa popularly known as OJB Jezreel has been discharged from the India hospital where his kidney transplant was successfully carried out. The talented producer with a heart full of gratitude has hereby sent a message to the wonderful people of Nigeria appreciating the love and support also said he will be returning home soon. Read his statement below:

Tuesday, October 29

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Publicly Insults Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid have asked FIFA to rectify comments from its president Sepp Blatter that appeared to mock their Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.
Blatter was asked at the Oxford University Union on Friday to give his opinion of Ronaldo and Barcelona's World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo, 28, was the last player other than Messi to win the World Player award in 2008 before the 26-year-old Argentine won four in a row. Continue.....

Nigerians Will Witness Partial Solar Eclipse On Sunday

The Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency, Dr. Seidu Mohammed, claims that on Sunday Nigerians will witness a partial or even total solar eclipse. 

Mohammed made this known at the briefing in Abuja. He urged Nigerians not to panic over the course of the eclipse.
According to his words, the eclipse will be seen across the country and in the West African sub-region.
“Different cultures have different reactions to them. There is no course for alarm." - he stated.
Mohammed assures people that they don't need to worry about GSM operation - it will continue to work. Other things, as he said, will also be normal.
“Cities by cities will be reported in Nigeria, where the eclipse will be; partial eclipse or total eclipse. People should continue with their normal business. Because of partial rays, people should use their sun glasses.

Photos: Check Out Ciara's 15-Carat Engagement Ring

Sexy singer Ciara got engaged to her boo, Future on her birthday, four days ago. The duo sealed it up with a ring after dating for ten months. The newly engaged pop star shared the photos of her 15-carat $500k engagement ring with great excitement. Her singer boyfriend Future designed the expensive piece of jewellery with jewellers from Avianne & Co and named it Past Present and Future Emerald Cut Diamond Ring. Wow! HAPPY FOR HER.

Photos: Tinubu's First Daughter Becomes The New Iyaloja Of Lagos State

First daughter of the former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu Ojo has been crowned the new Iyaloja of Lagos State and the President General of the Market Men and Women of Nigeria. The installation took place today at the palace of Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos. She succeeds her grandma, Madam Abibatu Mogaji who recently passed away. Congrats to her! Eko o ni baje.

Mike Adenuga To Honour Peter Okoye & Lola Omotayo's Wedding

Nigerian billionaire and business tycoon Mike Adenuga will be gracing the wedding of hiphop singer Peter Okoye of P' Square and Lola Omotayo which is scheduled for the 17th of November 2013. The Globacom Chairman has accepted to be the chairman of the day and will be playing a significant role. 

Popular comedian Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and Helen Paul will be anchoring the event. It is also said that former Square Records artist, May D will be one of his grooms men.

Ini Edo & Ik Ogbonna Cover November Edition Of House Of Maliq Magazine

The duo were styled by Jeremiah Ogbodo of Swanky Signature Styling for House of Maliq. See more stunning pictures below.....

Monday, October 28

US Senator Ted Cruz Apologizes For Making Offensive Remark About Nigerians, See The Apology Letter

Following Nigerians reactions to a remark made by Ted Cruz on Monday 21st of October, in which the US Republican Senator Ted Cruz told a rally that Nigerian email scammers have been hired to run the Obamacare website, a comment that a lot of Nigerians did not find funny but offensive. After being bombarded with several phone calls from Nigerians in Houston and all across the US, the office of Ted Cruz has issued a statement from the Senator apologizing for what he said.

The full statement reads:
It’s unfortunate that we’re living in a time where just about every joke can be misconstrued to cause offense to someone.

To the good people of Nigeria - a beautiful nation where my wife lived briefly as the child of missionaries - no offense was intended.

I am fully appreciative of the range of mutual economic and security interests that make Nigeria an important friend to the United States.

And even to those few unscrupulous email scammers who were the subject of the joke, I apologize to you for the unfair comparison to the utterly disfunctional Obamacare website.

Check Out Omoni Oboli's 13th Wedding Anniversary Message For Her Husband

The super star actress and her sweetheart are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary today 28th of October 2013. And here's Omoni's anniversary words for her man;

"Celebrating 13 years of love. Counting my blessings... I might not have what others have but I have the most amazing man! Yes I said it! The most AMAZING!!! A girl could not have asked for a better man. My best friend, my lover, my champion, my biggest fan, my voltron, my baby daddy, the wind beneath my wings!!! I love you with all my being. I have a blessed marriage, Jesus is in my marriage, I wanna shout it from the roof top...I'm at work though but all is good, we are celebrating tonight.#13thanniversary."

President Jonathan Snubs Stella Oduah In Israel

The Nigeria Aviation Minister got another slap on her face as she was snubbed in Israel by President Goodluck Jonathan. Mrs Stella Oduah who is currently in Israel where she went to meet President Jonathan to explain her role in the controversial BMW car deal and also take part in the signing of the Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Israel. But according to new reports, the president has not only refused to see Stella Oduah, he's also keeping her out of the signing ceremony which will hold today in Israel. Continue....

Sunday, October 27

Photo: See Wizkid And Girlfriend Tania Omotayo Chilling At Home

I wonder what they are discussing... *Don't mind me oo, Ofofo is my* But wait, dis babe is super fresh. Starboy is really enjoying some fresh tinz  #winkz.

I regret Being An Actress" - Mercy Johnson [Read]

Nollywood super star actress and screen goddess, Mercy Johnson Okojie in a recent interview, talked about her life as a child, an actress, a wife, a mother, challenges, scandals among other issues discussed. Read the full interview below: 

I am Mercy Johnson, an actress. I was born 29 years ago and I am the fourth child in a family of seven. My father is an ex-military officer and I left my mother at the age of two to live with him. Due to the nature of his job, he was constantly transferred from one station to another. I am proud of him because he taught me all I needed to know from childhood to adulthood. 

Mr Latin's Former P.A Found Dead In America

Nollywood star actor, Mr Latin's personal assistant, Lanre started living in the US last year when he went on a visit with Mr Latin and decided to stay back at the end of his visit.

After living in Minnesota, he moved to Texas where things got better for him. He acquired some exotic cars and started living a good life, but things however changed for him this year. He's friends said he started behaving strangely and refused to talk to anyone. 

Some said they think it's a spiritual attack and all efforts made by them to help him proved abortive. Lanre however ended his life, when he jumped into a river. No one knew his identity until his ID card was later found. Lanre was Mr Latin's P.A for 8 years until last year when he stopped working for him. May his soul rest in peace.

See Pictures From Osas Ighodaro’s Birthday Party

Star actress Osas Ighodaro celebrated her birthday yesterday Saturday 26th 0f October. Some of her colleagues in the entertainment industry were present at the party to celebrate her special day. The likes of; Majid Michel, Alex Ekubo, Lilian Esoro and Leona Okine who all partied with her. Check more pics below....

Saturday, October 26

Beverly Osu Talks About Having Sex With Angelo In BBA House

When she first came out of the Big Brother Africa reality show, Beverly Osu stunned many by denying that she ever had intercourse with Angelo in the bath, even though almost everyone on the social media have watch the video and saw the act clearly. Anyway, she is now singing a new song. 

Below is what she said:

My life outside BBA has been wonderful. It’s nothing I cannot handle. Continue....

Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo Plans To Stop Rape Issues And Helping Victims

I think as a result of the rampant cases of rape, Here's how current Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo Anyahowa wants to render her own help to stop the issues of rape and to help the victims of this act of molestation.

About a year ago, I watched my friend go through the harrowing ordeal of trying to recover from rape; it was an experience that changed her life....and mine as well. Its easier to shrug off certain painful experiences when they happen to faceless names you neither know nor have a relationship with. Most of us don't really understand how horrific such things could be until it strikes close to home; a friend, a loved one, a family member.

Having A Child Has Totally Changed My Life For Good - Terry G

The one and only Akpako Master, Terry G has revealed how his little son has positively impacted his life. 

Read his statement below:

“Having a kid has a lot to do with my change of character. Sometimes you see life in a different way. You perceive it in another way another time. When I had a kid, I saw so much value in my life and the future. I became humbled and developed the mindset that anything that has to do with my future must automatically involve my son as well. I started changing a lot of things and it actually scared a lot of negative friends from me. It helped me resolve and re-organise myself again. In the past,  some children appeared scared to come close to me, but all that has changed. Fatherhood has been awesome, amazing and a miracle to me. My son is my replica.”

Two Planes Collide At Lagos Airport Again

Another pandemonium was averted as a minor accident occurred yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, involving a Turkish Airline aircraft and a Max Air plane. The Turkish Airline plane wings collided with that of Max Air plane which had brought in Pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.

The Turkish Airplane had landed safely but was taxiing to stop at the airport’s apron when its wing collided with that of Max Air. The collision resulted in minor damages to both airplanes. And all glory to God, there was no record of loss of properties and life of the passengers on board.

New Video: Wizkid - Jaiye Jaiye ft Femi Kuti

Wizkid drops Jaiye Jaiye music video featuring Femi Kuti, produced by Sarz, directed by Sesan and shot in Lagos. *Oh yeah! as you can see we are very very alright* #winkz.
Watch the Video below and drop a comment to tell me what you think about this video. Enjoy!!

Happy Birthday To Edaghese Ose Faith (Phresh Purple Diva)

Beautiful things happen to beautiful people on a beautiful day at a beautiful time in a beautiful place. So also is a special day only meant for special people to do special things. 

Without much waste of time, make joyful noise beautiful people! its 26th of October, EDAGHESE OSELUOLEBHEN FAITH a.k.a PPD is a year older today. Continue......

Friday, October 25

Lagos Plane Crash Update: Surviving Associated Airline's Technician Dies In Hospital

The Associated Airline’s aircraft technician who was among the five survivors of the October 3 crash that left 15 people dead in Lagos has passed on. He died at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, where he had been receiving treatment. The development brought to 16 the number of dead victims of the ill-fated plane which crashed while conveying the remains of former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, from Lagos to Akure. 

Thursday, October 24

SHOCKING: Two Nigerian Gay Pastors Caught Having Sex In Lagos Hotel Room

Two suspected gay pastors, Prince Ejimole, 26, and Lawrence Udo, 25, have been arrested and charged to court after they were allegedly caught having sex in a hotel room at Ijeshatedo, Lagos.

They are facing charges of having carnal knowledge of each other against the order of nature before the presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Awogboro. The pastors were arrested at a popular hotel at Ijeshatedo where was alleged to be their usual lodge to have sex with each other.

BREAKING NEWS: Former PMAN President, Mustapha Amego Is Dead

Former President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Mustapha Amego, has died after a long battle with colon cancer. The musician and former TV personality, who relocated to the US many years ago, died yesterday October 23rd in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

For those who don't remember him, he was one of the host of popular 90's weekly music-dance show, Sunday Rendezvous. Mustapha was also PMAN president  from 1993 to 1996. After his  tenure, he relocated to the US where he worked with the Discovery Channel as a content producer and editor.

He will be buried today according to Islamic rites. May his soul rest in peace.

Davido & Olamide Get Guiness Endorsement Deal

The Skelewu crooner, Davido shared the photo (1st above) on his instagram page, saying: "New Guiness deal!! Colorful World of More." 

Similarly, Nigerian rap star Olamide also shared the photo (2nd above) with the caption, “Guinness deal activated #frosh … Onto the next meeting”  He later posted another photo of himself with a bottle of Guinness with the caption; Frosh !!! Fave shayo offered mad deal”.

Congrats to them!

Tiwa Savage's Boo, Tee Billz, Seeing Dead People In His Sleep Few Days To Wedding

Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage recently left the country for London to shop for her wedding dress, while her husband to be cannot sleep because of dead people allegedly disturbing his sleep. Could it be that, Tee Billz is only hallucinating or is he under a kind of spiritual attack? Anyway, it might just be a movie line.  **Baba no go do anyhow, wedding day is approaching ooo.

Photos: Wizkid's Son, Boluwatife Showing Some Swag

Little Boluwatife Balogun is just 2 years old and he has got more swag than his hiphop star Do you agree with that? See more photos after the cut....

N255 Million Car Deal: See Stella Oduah's Response To President Jonathan's Query

President, Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday issued a query to Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, asking her to explain her role in the purchase of the N255m bullet proof cars.
The minister who is already facing separate probe panels set up by the President and National Assembly has written Mr President to explain her side of the story.
In her response, the minister said procurement of the cars followed due process and was provided for in the NCAA 2013 budget.

"ASUU Strike Will Be Over In Few Months" - Minister Of Education

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, assured Nigerian students that the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, would be over in a few months.

The Minister of Education, Mr Nyesom Wike stated this at the anniversary lecture of National Universities Commission, NUC, in Abuja.
The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Macjohn Nwaobiala, reiterated Federal Government commitment in resolving the ongoing strike of ASUU. Continue....

Photos From Pasuma's Daughter, Barakat's Birthday Party

Popular Fuji Artiste, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma's Daughter, Barakat Celebrated her birthday last Monday 21st of October at Zen Garden GRA Ikeja with some of her Family members and friends, with her handsome fuji artiste dad, Pasuma wonder in attendance. See another pix after the cut....

Takim Sharon Emerges TLB Face Of The Week

Takim Sharon Mama has emerged TLB face of the week, following her ability to be the first ever person to answer a question correctly on the maiden edition of TLB FORUM held on Twitter last night. 

Sharon is a 200 level URP student of the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG). She's also a model and a video vixen. The former beauty queen of Miss Kofo female hostel in UNILAG is not just a bimbo, she's as intelligent and hard working as pretty. I have been a witness of her display of mental capabilities on several occasions, being students of the same institution though.

You can also be part of TLB FORUM either by participation or sponsorship, to advertise or promote your brand.

TLB FORUM is a periodic programme where Tayo Lawal (my humble self) relates with the lovers and fans of Tayo Lawal's Blog (TLB) in an interactive, question and answer session on twitter, where participants who could answer any question correctly get rewarded.

The maiden edition of TLB FORUM was held last night on twitter, where two winners emerged by correctly answering one question each. Both winners, instantly got recharge cards of their chosen network and they tweeted to confirm it.

 The first question was, what is the website address to Tayo Lawal's Blog? and the answer was and remains which our dear TLB face of the week Sharon got correctly with her twitter handle @SharonTheNerd. The second question was: what is the former colour of Tayo Lawal's Blog? the answer is RED and the winner was another pretty young lady, Ose Faith PPD by name with twitter handle @Purple_DivArinA. Congrats to the winners!

You might be the next TLB face of the week, join me on TLB FORUM next week Wednesday by 7pm on twitter.

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Photos: What Is Halima Abubakar Flaunting Here?

Look at that bulge in her stomach, is that a baby bump or evidence of over eating? lol.. anyway lets wait and see. 

President Jonathan Sets Up Three-Man Panel To Probe Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah's Car Scandal

In a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a three-man panel to investigate the N225million armoured car scandal involving aviation minister, Stella Oduah.

Mr Abati said the panel will be chaired by the immediate past Head of Service, Sali Bello and will include the National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, and Air Vice Marshal Dik Iruenebere. The panel is to find out why the cars were bought and whether the procurement of the cars followed due process or not. In other news, it was reported that Stella Oduah was absent at yesterday's Federal Executive Council meeting. 

Wednesday, October 23

Blogger Louis Dike Sets To Celebrate One Year In The Blogging Scene With "LAFF OUT NAIJA"

Yaay! Make some noise folks, my "Twin Brother" in the blogging scene, Louis Dike will be a year in the industry this coming December and he has decided to celebrate it in a hilarious manner. Yes! Hilarious, like I said, with a big comedy show tagged "LAFF OUT NAIJA" as pictured above.

The comedy show "LAFF OUT NAIJA" will be coming up in the month of December this year on a soon to be announced date in one of the coolest environment to be in this country. **Start saving to get teeth replacement, because you may loose some while laughing.. lol. You just laughed already right? Come this December, its gonna be big! its gonna be worth celebrating and its gonna be hilarious! More details coming your way.. WATCH OUT!

Tuesday, October 22

Finance Ministry Reveals Government's Position On ASUU Strike

In a press statement from the Federal Ministry of Finance concerning the ongoing ASUU strike which is in the fourth month with no apparent resolution to the conflict in sight. Some people are blaming the Minister of finance Dr Okonjo Iweala for the lingering strike.

Some people in ASUU have been distributing flyers with abusive messages against Dr Okonjo-Iweala and now the ministry has released a statement, saying the minister is not the problem. Find the press statement below:

Watch Davido's Official (Re-shoot) Skelewu Video

After much controversy, the official Skelewu (re- shoot) video by Davido is out. Watch and tell me which one you prefer between this and the first video directed by Sesan. Enjoy!

Angelo Collins Hits Candice, Declares He's Not Ready For Any Relationship

BBA contestant, Angelo Collins just declared on his Twitter and FB pages that he does not think he should be in a relationship right now, days after his former girlfriend South African model girlfriend, Candice Arends splashed photos of their rekindled romance online.

Though, Angelo had been trying to get her back...and recently succeeded. Now comes with another surprise of saying he's not ready for a relationship. Is this dude confused or just trying to be controversial? Anyway, it has nothing to do with ASUU

Sunday, October 20

Nollywood Actor, Jide Kosoko Badly Beaten & Assaulted By Video Club Owners

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, last Friday morning, October 11th, 2013, confirmed to Nollywood Insider that he was actually assaulted and injured in the fracas involving members of the Video Rental Operators of Nigeria (VROAN) and some Yoruba movie makers and marketers. The ace thespian said, “I was injured in the debacle but I would not like to comment further on it on the telephone.”

Meanwhile the President of VROAN, Kassim Olatunbosun aka Boe, has been declared wanted by his members and the police. He is accused of wanton embezzlement of public funds at his disposal. Kassim is said to have mismanaged the royalties for marketers and film producers that his members paid into the coffers of VROAN over the last two years. 

Sasha Appoints Ekiti State Cultural Ambassdor

Congrats to her!  See another pix below.....